This was my first trip to the "new" stadium. I took a lot of pics.
A shot from the parking lot. We were parked close to the Park.
Gateway to the food court. It's kind of like a downtown square if you will. A lot of restaurants and pubs run along most of the outside.
Me and Knucksie.
My brother Jack in front of Phil Niekro.
The man himself.....Mr. Bobby Cox. I sure miss seeing him raise heck and getting thrown out of the game.
My brother was excited about this picture, it's his favorite of the day.
My brother and I outside the gate. He closed his eyes. I did take another pic, but I like this one better.
I wouldn't be the PITA lil brother if I didn't. I also snapped one of him taking a wizz and told him I was sending it to our sister. (I didn't send the picture to our sister though). I did email him the pic and said I was also posting it to facebook. LOL, but he knows I don't have social media accounts. I'm such a pain in the ass lil bro and I love it. My brother is 14 years older than I. Damn I look good. haha.
Inside the Park we find the statute of Hank Aaron. I figured we would find Mathews inside, but I never seen it.
Very cool display.
Every bat and glove you see along this very long display represents a player who played for the Braves (at some point) and is in Cooperstown.
Self explanatory for sure.
Jack couldn't stand those 70's (#48) jersey's. I myself loved them, the majority of my youth the Braves were sporting those.
Here you can see the logos of the Braves through the years.
Some history for you.
I got these pics reveresed, but anyways the retired jersey numbers at Atlanta
The Authentic, a store inside. Those game used bases cost $300.00, Still lmao. I watched them pull up the bases after the 7th inning was over. I guess they needed to add to the inventory.
Yes the store even sold authentic baseball cards.
$2.00 a piece.
Now for some pics from the seats:
My cousin Charlie having a "Miller" Lite. One of the nice things about where we were sitting was that we had our own private concession area called the Dugout Club complete with Big Screen TV, bathrooms, oh yeah and AC! Let's not forget the free popcorn either.
That was a HUGE flag.
I had to snap this shot from our seats. (that is at the left field entrance on the warning track). The one on the right is a dead ringer for my youngest daughter Hunter.
Jim you met yesterday. It's a great view down the line. I must also point out that the 1959 Topps Warren Spahn Jim gave me (yesterday's post) was the 40B error the tough one.
Wowzer, I didn't know until just now. I had to send Jim an e-mail to make sure this wasn't a boo boo gift. I waiting to hear back.
The Braves didn't start Acuna (or others) after clinching the day before. so for players you'll have to suffice with Nola's pre-game warm-up routine.
Rhys, and by the way class guy. Shortly after this pic, he caught the third out, walked it over to the wall and gave it to a kid (a Braves fan too). What was even better, was that kid in turn gave it to a smaller kid on his way back to his seat. Super cool trend happening in baseball.
Well folks that was the Sunday afternoon at the ballpark. Again, the 2nd string did pull out the win. Looking forward to the post-season. Go Braves!