My First Baseball Game(s)

With Spring Training offcially here and the start of the season not too far off in the distance, I thought I’d share my first baseball games!

My first game was on August 2, 2019, against the Cincinnati Reds. It was Hank Aaron Weekend, so the Braves players were wearing jerseys that looked like the ones from the 1970s. Kevin Gausman was the pitcher for the Braves, and Alex Wood was the pitcher for the Reds. Dansby Swanson was still out with his right heel injury. Even though the Braves lost 5-2 and Gausman gave up a two-run homer in the first inning, I got to witnnes TWO Atlanta home runs! One from Austin Riley in the fith inning and the other from Ronald Acuña Jr. in the sixth. Ronald Acuña Jr.’s home run went 463 feet! I will never forget how long Acuña’s homerun went! 🙂 Acuña also made his amazing catch from center field – he ran 56 feet and dove in mid air to cach the ball! It was so cool to watch!

Now the second game I went to…

I got the tickets for my 13th birthday from my Nana! They were to the game on August 30th, 2019, against the Chicago White Sox. It was also Freddie Freeman’s Funko Pop night! Max Fried was the pitcher for the Braves, and Iván Nova was the pitcher for the White Sox. Dansby Swanson was back! He was one for four with a single. He was also hit by a pitch in the third. The Braves, even though they cut it close, won 10-7! Max Fried had a spectacular preformance despite struggling a little in the the seventh inning. He struck out eleven White Sox hitters, and he had a single in the second! Ozzie Albies had a four hit night (two singles and two doubles), and Tyler Flowers hit a three-run homerun in the second inning! I will admit, I did get a little nervous when the White Sox got within a run in the seventh inning. 🙂 But we survived and scored four more times!

Both games were on Fridays, so, not only was it Friday night Red-Out, it was also a night for fireworks! The Braves stadium has some spectacular fireworks! Not only are the HUGE, they are synchronized to music. The first game I went to they were synchronized to Stevie Wonder, and the second game they were hooked up to Calvin Harris.

I will never forget my experiences to the Braves games, and I hope to go to many more!

Thanks for reading!