I WAS THERE!!! AND I saw Steve, Scott, and Ballpark Frank before the game. I cannot attest as to whether or not Steve’s belly was dancing…but I bet it was. What a great game…made me forget the godawful exhibition games.
The Cubs were being the Cubs right and left…it’s like they excel at the same dumb stuff every year, no matter who the players are. Cases in point: three guys hovering near each other in the outfield and all of them miss the fly ball…and throwing crazy low or crazy high when they had plenty of time to throw on-the-money. Bizarre…but great.
I was sitting near a ton of Cub fans…best moment for me was when the Cubs on 1st AND 2nd were called out and Pinella came out to argue. I’m yelling, “Sit down, the both of you!” and the Cubs fans giving me dirty looks.
Hang on, Hank Aaron throwing the first pitch to Heyward as his catcher – that was awesome. Wait! McClouth’s awesome outfielding was my favorite. No! Hinske’s triple! Uh, I mean, Heyward’s home run was my favorite. GREAT GAME…GO BRAVES!
It was really amazing. I am still hoarse from all the screaming. The Heyward homerun was the most delirious and excited I’ve ever seen Turner Field. Even more so than McCann’s homer off of Clemens in the playoff game against the Astros (it’s the only I can think that even comes close). And for that bottom of the first to unfold like it did after Lowe’s dreadful start. Just euphoric, really.
And the place actually chanted “Let’s go Heyward” every at bat after his first. It was some magical fandom at the Ted. A place that does not see much fan magic.
And yeah, Leah – Prado had a hell of a game. And very aggressive on the base paths (his taking 3rd early in the game). The whole thing was perfection. And the Moylan/Saito/Wagner combo was damn impressive. I’m just so happy right now.