Braves-Mets Game at the Ted

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I have been a Braves fan ever since I can remember. The last game I went to was on a Thursday, August 16, 1984 at Fulton County Stadium. All my little league team mates piled into the assistant coaches huge conversion van and headed to the game. I remember the whole team singing and making fun of the Prince song "When The Doves Cry". The song reached #1 in July of 1984 and the radio stations would not stop playing it. I think we counted about 25 "When The Doves Cry" songs to Atlanta. I also remember having to constantly put my head out the window b/c of our third baseman's smelly problem. The Braves played the Pirates that day and lost 5-2. Even though the Braves lost, I never forgot how much fun I had that day.

Last Saturday, April 9th, 2005 a couple of friends and I met in Atlanta for the Mets-Braves game in Turner Field. Fulton County Stadium is no longer, but we got to park in it. I was excited, b/c it was only my second Braves game ever, and I was 0-1 looking for a win. Turner Field is now home to the world's largest HD screen introduced this year. Enough about the Ted........the Braves went on to beat the Mets 6-3. Would have been cooler if it was against the Pirates.

Before we went into the Ted there were a couple of drunk tailgaters that noticed me taking pictures of the skyline and various other shots of the stadium. They yelled out "PICTURE TIME" and proceeded to do drunken poses.

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Before we gave our tickets at the gate, I got to see some really cool stuff. Here are a couple of shots of the Home Run King Hammerin' Hank Aaron.

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We got in our seats in section 402 in the upper deck behind home plate. Great seats. You could see the whole game, and what was actually going on. I took about 200 shots of the game..........here are a few.


Chipper Jones getting ready for the next inning.

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Leading off first base

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Chipper Jones on his way to a double

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In between innings was real entertaining. The fans got to see their faces on the HD screen. Ted had a little fun with the Mets fans.

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Overall, our trip was fun. Just as it was in 1984, but without the smelly problem and constant repeat of "When The Doves Cry".
 
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Oh, I just love baseball!!! Your shots remind me of all the games I've been too....It's been a while....I think the last brave game was in '96....I've even went to a Los Angeles Dodger's game when we lived out there...Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
 
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Oh man, great series and some mighty good narration as well. I've only been to one Braves game but I'm hoping against hope to take Chase in about another year.
 

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