Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - Phillies vs. Braves 5-2-07

Tonight I took my beloved wife Amy to her first professional baseball game at the Ted, also known as Turner Field, the Olympic Stadium in Atlanta from the 1996 Summer Games. Below are 13 phots I took at the game, a testament to a nice camera and great seats behind the Phillies dugout. We had a great time, with the only downside being the Phillies lost 4-3.

Turner Field

Sign overlooking I-75/85 just south of downtown Atlanta

The Green Parking Lot is actually the former location of Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium where the Braves played from 1966 to 1996, this is where the pitcher's mound was.

This section of the original stadium's outfield fence is where Hank Aaron hit his 715th career homerun, the one that put him ahead of Babe Ruth on the all-time list.

Phillies 2nd baseman Chase Utley (he has a cool name).

Chase chasing a pitch that was a little too high.

Phillies pitcher Freddy Garcia and 2006 National League Most Valuable Player, 1st baseman Ryan Howard in the background.

Howard returning to the dugout after his 6th inning 3-run scoring homerun. Right before he hit it, some female Braves fan was yelling "Easy Out!"

My next TV set, really the Jumbotron at the Ted, it's big.

Braves outfielder Andruw Jones showing us his wide stance and rotund rear-end.

Braves outfielder Andruw Jones showing us how to make a poor swing at a too-low pitch resulting in a weak infield groundout.

Phillies shortstop

Jimmy Rollins reaching 3rd base in the 1st inning. It's as far as he got.

Jimmy Rollins after his game-opening double, just before he went to visit redneck Braves 3rd baseman Chipper Jones.


scribbit said...

I was raised to be a die-hard Braves fan, my father has been a fan forever. He used to treat Dale Murphy as if he was immortal :)

Liz said...

Wow! Awesome photos you had there!!! I'm sure wifey had a grand time!!! Looks like you had so much out there.

Thanks for sharing! Happy Thursday!

Di said...

I've never been to see the Braves in Atlanta...but saw the Phillies in their last year at the Vet.

And could someone please tell me what's up with Andruw Jones? Didn't someone tell is Mom it's a real pain to have a common name with an uncommon spelling?

Love, Diahann (only kidding...but you get daughter is Haley, 5 simple letters..I have actually seen it Hayleigh!)

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

Scrtibbit - I believe that in the Mormon Church (of which he's a member) he IS immortal. I will say he has a great rep for being a good guy and a solid family man.

Diahann, I have no idea. I was more concerned about the Catcher they called up from Richmond after the Braves lost their two regular catchers to injuries. This 22 y/o (it was actually his birthday yesterday, the day he made his Major League debut) is named Jarod, simple enough, but his last name stretches from halfway down his back, across his shoulders and halfway down the other side of his back on his jersey. It is Saltalamacchia. I think they should just call him J-Salt.

Steven M. Russell said...

God shots. You had great seats it appears.

Too bad you had to go home with a loss.

The Six Flags wasn't very crowded at all. Of course, it had only been open a week, so I think that had a little to do with it.

We're hoping to make the rounds of the Six Flags this summer. We want to visit the ones in Texas and Atlanta as well.

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Great shots! We're not huge baseball fans, but we are Braves fans. Love going to Turner Field, and we need to go soon to the Braves here (one of their farm teams is very close to where we live). Sounds like you guys had a good time!

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

P.S. Just read your other comment about the catcher. He was here the last couple of seasons and looked like a great product. I know what you mean about his name, - they did it on the PA, Saltamacchia and they stretched it out for 2 minutes! We called him Jarred Salty :)

TeaMouse said...

Looks like a fun time!

Sparky Duck said...

you had some awesome seats! Did Rowland get a hit? Did the bullpen blow it again?

ChupieandJ'smama said...

Great shots! I'm a tribe fan, but now that the kids are here we don't get to go to games very often.

JAM said...

I liked all of your pics. I especially like the ones from the parking lot. It's nice that they tipped their hats to Fulton County Stadium and some of the events there. I've been to games at Fulton County Stadium, but not at Turner Field. It kind of tics me off that a man can be so self centered as to name a stadium after himself, and it makes me not want to go there. It's a beautiful stadium though.

Gale said...

Great post! Jimmy Ro and Chase are BIG Philly supah-stars. I should know, big Phillies fan. Great post! Thanks for visiting my TT.

Haley-O said...

NICE photos! I feel like I was there! :) Other than that, I know soooo little about baseball right now...!

Dane Bramage said...

Great pics. The Indians opened at the Jake with a great controversy. Since it was Good Friday the Catholics were hoping to get dispensation so they could eat hot dogs.

Thanks for visiting my T13