Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Brewers 6-23-08


First, THANK YOU to LizzieBeth for the tickets to last night's game. Even though we lost (4-1), it's always fun to go to the stadium and cheer for our boys!! Jenny thanks you too. :)

I hadn't been to a game in over a month, and I felt like I was going through withdrawal. It was so exciting to walk through the gates and head down to watch some BP. As I was trying to identify the groups of guys to see where I wanted to camp out for a few minutes, I almost laughed out loud at my boy Jair. He was jogging around the outfield, randomly hugging his teammates from the side. No one reciprocated while I was digging in my bag for my camera, until he got to Manny. Manny hugged back! I was shocked. They hung out and talked for a good while.

Wait, what's this? Pete Moylan! In the outfield for BP! He was out there for about two minutes after I got there, then took off to the dugout. (I know, I should take it personally. Hee.) Before he went though, I was surprised to see him catch a fly ball. He kept the ball in his glove, put the glove under his right arm, took the ball out with his left hand, and threw it back (again, using his left arm). Bye, Pete! Good to see you! Hope your arm's getting better!

Other fun BP stuff...

KJ talking to Bobby Dews.

Will Ohman wearing a "Bat Boy" jersey. (AWESOME, I love it.)

Charlie doing some long-toss. (Jair did some too.)

They're always fascinated by what goes on in the stands.

Martin taking some grounders -- hopefully he'll be back soon. Kots also took a lot of balls (...) and practiced leaping, running to the side, and throwing while running. He looked pretty good out there!

For those of you who Like Mike: Mmmm!

But I won't lie; Huddy's was better. :)

There were some nice displays of athleticism...

...and some secrets swapped.

Teix! He's great.

Okay, Braves BP was over. I'm trying to finish a book before Wednesday when it's due back to the library, so I went to find a bench on the upper level (windy, shade, not bad). There was no one up there. It's been a long time since I've been to a game this deserted! The few people who were there were peering over the side into the player parking lot. Now I've never personally seen any of the players in their current vehicles, but I hear things...and if what I hear is correct, Baby and Frenchy were parked next to each other. Awww. The back window of Baby's car was a mess. (Not surprising!) There were more Cadillac sedans than I expected, a lot of trucks and SUVs, and a couple of sensible cars. (Someone with a bit of common sense drives a Ford Focus -- Gas is $4/gallon, people!)

Moving on...

Baby likes to stretch, and he totally pops his butt out when he bats. You just can't always see it because he wears his pants so big.

We did cheer for Frenchy, unlike most of the stadium. He needs a full day off -- no pinch hitting, no filling in in RF for the last inning. He's got to clear his mind. Also, he's back to his country intro song from last year. It didn't help him tonight, but maybe it will soon.

Hi, Teix. *sigh* He was also featured in the "Who's Hot" on the scoreboard between innings, and every single picture was adorable. <3!

Waiting for Buddy. His picture is so weird, y'all. I'm not a fan.

Pete, Skip, Joe, and Boog.

Guys hanging out on the rail! ~1~ ~2~ ~3~ ~4~ ~5~

I have no idea why I took this, but at the end of the night, here's a shot of KJ's jumbotron pic. *shrug*

Even if we didn't win, it was still a great time. Go Braves!

20 comments:

sdp said...

As always, these are enjoyable. Thanks!

CABravesFan said...

always love the game day pics...wishing I could go to a game there- even once...

10 to 1 that Ford Focus belongs to one of the rookies...they will learn soon enough:)

Stacey said...

Love the pics...

Question...does Lillibridge (sp?) look as small in person as he does on the TV?

Lauren T. said...

Thin, yes. He's tall, though -- 6', I'd say? And he's very baby-faced.

Allee said...

Great pictures! Loved the one of Ohman in the Bat Boy jersey, too funny! Poor Frenchy, I pray that he gets a hit soon *cough*but he needs an off day first, Bobby*cough*
But, my opinion doesn't really matter does it? =]

Jennifer said...

Huddy, yusssss! You know I'm just here for the butts. ;) Those were awesome, thanks.

I just saw on ESPN that Tommy has been advised to rest his wing for 4-6 more weeks :( and Kots is going on a minor league rehab assignment soon. I can't wait until my brittle, old man can at least be in the dugout. It makes me sad that his voice is still in the Sports South commercial but they show Larry's picture. What the hell's up with that?

CABravesFan said...

Jennifer- It may be sooner rather then later for Kots...he starts his rehab at Mississippi tonight:)

sdp said...

Lauren,

What does McCann drive? I think Francoeur drives a white Escalade.

Corky Miller seems to be a good clubhouse guy and teammate. I saw him playing catch with Glavine once and he seems to be around the dugout chatting things up with the other guys. Perhaps he's an upbeat guy who is good for a clubhouse, which might be why they're keeping his .103 batting average around.

sdp said...

Here are my parking lot pics:

http://tinyurl.com/5tvtyt

http://tinyurl.com/6fou89

http://tinyurl.com/6zocwx

Allee said...

I want to say that one of those extended cab Ford trucks is McCann's. That's what he was driving last time I spied in the parking lot anyway..

Lauren T. said...

Mac took his Corvette to the park last night.

Jessica said...

Mmmm...Huddy. Great pic, Lauren! And, no matter whether you like Chipper off the field or not...man's got a great butt! :)

I hear Ohman's quite the jokester in the clubhouse.

Love the game day pics!!

MoonKween's Kastle said...

i didn't get a chance to say this yesterday 'cause it was such a crazy day, but THANK YOU SO MUCH for these pics, lauren!!!

seein' as how i live in the great white north, sadly, i've never been to a braves game in atlanta. i did see them a few years ago when they came to comerica in detroit though... but that's not the same since i was the *only* fan in the entire ballpark cheerin' my boys on!

you got some great shots of warmups and i *lovez* the huddy/gonzo bootay shots :-)

so this arkansas-transplant-in-michgan fan THANKS YOU for sharing!!!

MoonKween's Kastle said...

oh, and although i love me some CFA and can throw down waffle fries with the best of 'em, i can't handle the cow.

LOL

Lauren T. said...

Glad y'all enjoyed the pics. I love going early for BP. :)

Leah said...

sdp, Mac drives a black Range Rover and a black Corvette. Other than that, I don't think he drives anything else or at least not that I've seen.

CABravesFan said...

seriously- Mac has a corvette? I never would have pictured that...

Lauren T. said...

It was a freebie, too. He got it in exchange for four two-hour autograph sessions with a local Chevy dealership. It was in several news sources at the time, but the only one I can find now is at ESPN.com.

CABravesFan said...

ok- that makes more sense...

Leah said...

Lauren T. - I actually didn't know that, thanks for that bit of info. And I have that magazine with that article in it, too. I might of read about it before, though, and probably don't remember reading about it, lol. It's been a while since I've read that article thoroughly.