Thank you to the Atlanta Braves for hosting Red and I to a Sunday game, where Red participated in Kids Run the Bases!
Since Red went to his first Braves game this season, we have been non-stop. Red lives and breathes for the Braves right now, and visiting Turner Field has only reinforced his newfound love for baseball. I took to to a game this weekend with just me; a time for us to connect before school starts back, with no sister or Daddy to compete with. (I know he secretly loves one-on-one time with each parent). The Atlanta Braves were celebrating Back to School with a fun bash, and though we were late getting to the stadium, we still had time to check out the awesome sidewalk chalk art in the plaza before swinging by the CHOA Dugout to play and finding our seats. I’ve clued my family in to things we never knew about Turner Field, and ever since we’ve had to frequent those areas!
It seems to be a ritual that we play the whiffle ball batting game, and Red always hits two balls cleanly. He’s very excited to hand over his Scouts Alley tokens to play!
There were tons of families at this Sunday’s game, and I think I know why! Besides being the last game before school starts, it was a “Kids Run the Bases” after the game day. If you are a member of the Atlanta Braves Kids’ Club (which we are. Find 6 Reasons to Join the Kids Club here), you can run the bases after the game is over. We have a premium membership, which was only $25 (and man, do you get your money’s worth!!!) You can find these nice guys walking around to help you sign up for the extra fun!
Finding our seats right behind home plate, Red was surprised with a wonderful treat; Braves Ice Dippin Dots! As far as he and I are concerned, it’s not a baseball game without one of these treats. The baseball hat bowl we took home was an extra treat for snacks later. Thanks, Atlanta Braves!
And not to brag, but the Braves have NEVER lost a game that Red attended. Since baseball players are so superstitious, shouldn’t Red buy a season ticket at this point?? I’m pretty sure we should all be eating Waffle House and sitting with Red. This game was no exception; they beat the Phillies 2-1. Red was shocked and excited by the fireworks streaming from the giant Coke bottle when Francoeur scored.
After a short rain delay and skipping the bottom of the 9th, we headed down to the VIP section 118 to run the bases. It was a bit of a madhouse due to the incoming rain and TONS of parents and kids all craning for the field, but Red had a blast. He may have even slipped the guard for a second-go-round… Kids Run the Bases was really a treat and a special part of being a Braves fan. If you’re not a part of the Kids Club, snag a membership and go to a Sunday game; it’s worth the fun!