We had almost seven full innings of great baseball, a MONSTER home run from Dan Uggla, very impressive pitching from the futures, Phil Niekro singing "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch and Chipper taking BP before the game. There was a great chemistry between both teams and it was easy to see how much fun all the players were having. That said, the Futures played a very, very strong game and in fact, they lead for most of it. Who knows, they may have come back if it had gone the full nine innings. I really hope this game becomes a new tradition for the end of Spring Training.
The Braves future stars looked incredible and yes, the future does look very bright!
The packed house gave Futures Manager Bobby Cox a HUGE welcome!
Chopper and Homer the Brave assisted in the player introductions. It was a cool touch that the Future Stars wore the uni of their current team.
Brian McCann greeted his former skipper during the Braves player intros. In fact, all the Atlanta Braves players gave Bobby a warm greeting. Even Michael Bourn...remember, Michael never actually played for Bobby!
Dan Uggla at the plate, right before his massive home run. I feel very good about Dan's first half of the season!