Sunday, April 05, 2009

Baseball season is here!!!

brooke will probably make fun of me for this post, but i'm super-excited that baseball started Sunday night! i'm a big nerd and play fantasy baseball, so i'm obviously looking forward to that. but more importantly, i've always been a HUGE Braves fan.

one of my earliest memories of baseball as a kid was watching Sid Bream slide into home to help send the Braves to the World Series.

i idolized Dale Murphy as a kid. i even got my dad to call me "Dale" for a while.

the names Ken Oberkfell, Gerald Perry, and Rafael Belliard bring back nostalgia.

we used to drive up for Sunday afternoon games when we lived in Macon. we would buy the "cheap seats" in the upper deck, but we would move down behind home plate halfway through the game. this was back in the days of the blue Braves uniforms. i vividly remember one game where shortstop Andres Thomas hit a game-winning home run in extra innings. we were probably 10 rows behind home plate, and we watched it sail over the fence of Fulton County stadium.

so yeah, i'm excited. our tv will be tuned to Peachtree TV and Fox Sports South for the next 6 months. :)