Braves Opening Day: You Ready?

April 8 Opening Day

April 8 Opening Day

The Atlanta Braves will be kicking off the 2014 season in Milwaukee and the home opener is not far behind on April 8 against the New York Mets.  Tickets are going fast for the home opener, so if you haven’t bought yours yet, now is the time to make the purchase while the good deals are still there.  Our sponsor, Front Row Seats, has some great ticket options available, so check them out.

Is it just me or has it been a long winter?  We not only had the two big storms in Atlanta, what has made it a lousy winter, is there weren’t many of those 60 and 70 degree days sprinkled in during January and February to help keep one’s sanity.  Of course I shouldn’t complain, the midwest and northeast have been hammered this winter with record snowfalls and brutal temperatures.  But I like to complain, so the hell with the midwest and northeast.

What are you looking forward to seeing and experiencing at Turner Field?  What have you missed since last season?

First of all, I love being at the ballpark and seeing all the brilliant colors and watching the people.  When I went to my first baseball game and sat down in my seat and looked up, it was a true “WOW” moment.  The first game every season I have that same experience, the same sensory overload.

I’m looking forward to seeing all the characters at the ballpark.  Like the female usher stationed on the first base side in the aisle directly in back of the dugout level seats that leads cheers the game.  Come to think of it, why aren’t all ushers required to lead cheers?

Those are just two of the many things that I look forward to this season at Turner Field.

What I won’t miss is the smell of cigarettes that drifts over from the designated smoking areas.  Why is there not fans or smoke-eaters, or something that keeps the obnoxious odors away from those of us who actually enjoy breathing fresh air?

What are you looking forward to seeing and experiencing this season at Turner Field?  Anything besides the high beer prices that you are not looking forward to seeing?

About Jim Hart

Jim has covered the Atlanta Braves since 2008 for local and national broadcast news organizations. He also appears regularly talking Braves baseball on WCCP-FM in Clemson, South Carolina, and the ESPN Radio affiliate, 1420 Sports in St. Augustine, Florida.

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