Friday, May 9, 2008

Atlanta: The Braves Game

After the conference ended on Friday, we hit Turner Field to watch the Braves shut out the Reds, 2-0. That's Ben, Tina, Ricky Z., Jim, me, and Allie. Turner Field is a beautiful stadium, with a great view of the city.
There is no place I would rather be than at a baseball game on a hot summer night...I always get teary-eyed when the National Anthem is sung (I feel so American!), I love baseball food (peanuts, Cracker Jacks, pizza, ice cream...what's not to like?!), and I always sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" loudly and out-of-tune during the seventh inning stretch! Baseball is just so great!
One thing we noticed is that the young men of Atlanta have a "look" to them. This "look" consists of cargo shorts, an Abercrombie T-shirt or polo (usually striped), maybe a charm necklace on a leather cord, and shaggy hair, sometimes covered with a baseball cap or even a bandanna. Don't get me wrong, it's a good look: It's the Georgia Boy look.

Another thing we learned is that there are GIANT KILLER grasshoppers that will attack you mercilessly at baseball games. They were flying all over the place. Seriously, it was a plague...the air was thick with bugs!

WE LOVE CRAVE! Jim and I had to represent Crave in Atlanta so here we are sporting our shirts.

After the Braves' victory there was a great fireworks show, choreographed to AC/DC songs. What a fun night at the ballpark!


kyle. said...

no hot dogs on your list of baseball food?

Lisa Marie said...

Only if they're veggie!

Julie Hibbard said...

So fun!!! Wish I could have been there! What a beautiful place. Did you see Ted?