People often ask me, living so close to Washington DC and Maryland, why I'm not a Nationals or Orioles fan. Puhleeze! With all due respect, pft!(insert raspberry sound here)
We even meet Dolly Niemiec, who was a real player for the woman's league! The movie "A League of Their Own" was based on her team. Women. In baseball. What a dream come true! She was so sweet and it was great hearing about her experiences!
Up until a couple of years ago, the Braves had a Minor League team in Richmond, VA. I attended college there, so started going to the games. What fun! The stadium was old but full of history and there was a live person, a little old lady, who played "The Baby Elephant Walk" and other tunes on an organ - none of that recorded stuff like they use now. I even met Hank Aaron there once - what a thrill that was! I quickly became a Braves fan and never looked back. Jim likes the Red Sox and I have to admit that I like them as well, but they're not my Braves. I tell Jim that I cheer for Boston when they're not playing against the Braves. When they are, I pity them!
Right now, as I type, I am watching the Braves' home opener against Milwaukee. The score is currently tied, 8-8. I've just finished eating my favorite take-out dinner, a turkey and avocado sub from Jimmy John's and am happy to report that the entire lawn, front, back and sides, has been mowed by moi (phew!). The perfect dinner while watching the perfect sport, sitting next to my perfect husband is a great way to spend a perfect evening! Oh, did I mention that it was perfect? Wait, there is the matter of that tied score and it's only the top of the 7th so it's any one's game. As the great Bobby Cox, former manager (and oh so perfect) of the Braves would say, "Come on, kid!" Wow, I sure do miss him!
So, it is safe to say that I am one happy camper, or baseball fan, who intends to spend many hours cheering my team on, even if the television is the only one who can hear me. One day, I will sit in Turner Field and they will definitely know I'm there! Go Braves!
Update: The Braves won 10-8 in the top of the 9th! I live for this!