One nice perk that Jason gets through his job is free Braves tickets. We went earlier in the season and decided to go again last night. They were playing the Washington Nationals. I swear that it’s just a coincidence that every time we go, they are playing a team from my hometown. Unlike last time, when they played the Orioles and I was unsure who to root for, I had no problem rooting for the Braves this time. The Nationals didn’t start playing in DC until 2005, which was after I moved to Atlanta, so I have no allegiance to them. My dad, on the other hand, is a big fan and texted me, “Go Nats!” during the game.
It was a 7:35 game and we got there right when it started.
First order of business was to find our seats. Second order of business was to find beer.
I don’t really drink beer that much, especially not a beer like Bud Light, but there’s something about a baseball game that makes me want one. The place was pretty packed.
It was sort of a low-scoring game. We were tied 1-1 up until the 8th inning. At that point, I suggested leaving a little early so we didn’t get stuck in traffic. Yes, I am that person. It’s worth it. As we were walking to our car, we heard a lot of cheering and some fireworks which only meant one thing – the Braves had scored and won the game in the 9th inning. I was totally fine missing that, however, because it only took 5 minutes to get out of the parking lot and onto the highway.
It’s kind of weird how baseball season is almost over. Until next year, Braves.