Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Cardinals 4-27-09

Lizziebeth, thanks for the amazing tickets! Some of my friends were planning to go anyway, came along early for BP, and ended up sitting near/with us for the game. It really wasn't as sold out as I thought it would be. You'd think Pujols would have been a bigger draw.

BP was bright and sunny, so I camped out in the shade. Sadly, you can't get as many good shots up there, but here are some...

Batting Cage! 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 ~ 4

Blow Pops! 1 ~ 2 ~ 3 ~ 4 ~ 5 ~ 6 ~ 7 (what is up with this team and the blow pops? and what flavor are they? watermelon? cherry??)

Butt Slaps!

And some friends...

Silly MattE

Silly Clint

Lowe & Moylan

Jeff Bennett and Kawakami-san, who were laughing and having a great time ~ 1 ~ 2 ~ 3

Huddy, Moylan, and Lowe ~ 1 ~ 2 ~ 3

I watched all of the Cardinals BP. Blaine's hair looks practically blonde against the red of the hat and jersey, and he was taking pitching mechanics tips from former Braves prospect Adam Wainright. Oh, and I love Jason Motte. He was SO entertaining!

Here are some fan Shots! Pre-game, look at all the Pujols shirts! ~ "Gant" ~ "Smoltz" ~ Friends with personalized jerseys ~ THE WIZ!!

As we headed to the seats, we stopped for a snack. Did you know the stadium sells funnel cakes, deep-fried twinkies, and deep fried oreos?

The twinkies were gross. The funnel cake was better, and the leftover powdered sugar gave me an idea. B's a good sport. :D

OK, kids, I won't lie, I'm really tired and am going to rush through the end here. The full album is here. Feel free to peruse, comment, etc. These are the shots that need explanation...

Frenchy's nuts

O'Flaherty never seems to be wearing his cap!

I like this guy's socks

Derek Lowe really is this much taller than Hubby

Caught Chipper watching himself on the big screen (video to come)

McCann's Cans!

Rick Ankiel's picture is horrible

This is an example of why I don't keep every picture I take -- I sure wish this had been clear, CHIPPER. ;)

PS -- What's this? Time for the Home Depot Tool Race?? I don't know about you, but I am always going to cheer for the drill, as long as this is his costume:


CABravesFan said...

OK- Thoughts & Observations:

- I am willing to wager JJ is behind the blow pops (anyone care to investigate?)
- The blow pops better be CHERRY (the only flavor worth eating)
- How can Gonzo make the simple act of eating a blow pop look so...[choose the most appropriate word]?
- Can we please add MattE & Jordan to the GL files? They may need their own heading...
- Eric O'Flaherty looks like a friend of mine without his hat on
- D Lowe's got at least 6 inches on Huddy (provided Huddy is 6'0, which i would like independant conformation on...)
- Rick Ankiel...just...NO!
- Flaccid Drill...so wrong, yet oddly appealing!

Have I rambled enough?

CABravesFan said...

Apparently I have not rambled enough!

Love the sugar hand-on-the-ass!

Fried Twinkies and Oreos? Only in the south :D

Jen said...

CA - The most appropriate word I've come up with for the Gonzo/blowpop situation is dirty. Very, very dirty. :)

CABravesFan said...

that's the word that came to my mind first too... :D

I was watching the KJ "know your Braves" clip...thinking how cute he looked, how awkawardly adorable he was...then they showed the 3 second clip for next weeks interview with Gonzo...forgot all about KJ :)

Jen said...

I just watched that too! I'm looking forward to seeing Gonzo's video (for obvious reasons), but I never imagined him to be a band geek! Love it!

Jen said...

Lauren, I must say I <3 the new "official" blog blowpop pic. :)

Amy said...

Yeah... I have nothing constructive to add to the Gonzo/blowpop conversation, but dirty is the word I thought of, too. Nice.

Did someone kidnap Rick Ankiel on Picture Day and replace him with his scary twin?

Lauren T. said...

I was really hoping for a good Blow Pop picture from BP, to change out the header. While the old header is fine, sometimes you just need to see a new face, you know?

Now, if we could only snag a shot of Baby and Frenchy eating blow pops together... ;) ;)

CABravesFan said...


somehow I doubt Gonzo has ever been refered to as a "geek" ;)


Mac cannot be eating blow pops! Blow Pops lead to chocolate, chocolate leads to pizza, pizza leads to gaining back all the weight he lost! NO BLOW POPS FOR MAC! (although how cute would that be?)