Not that it’s a particularly clever stunt or anything, but I’m glad to hear it anyway. Just read on the local organ scribe’s blog that the staff at Disney park started to play Sweet Caroline between innings. (The Braves are playing the trendiest team in the history of sports today. I saw two Boston hats in the MARTA station just this morning. Those cases are more about “fashion” than fandom, I suspect, but still, it’s part of the same ugly phenomenon.) Anyway, after five seconds, the sound guy at the park turned off the cheesy Neil Diamond and played Thank God I’m a Country Boy.
That’s not a great song or anything, but I’m all for anything that tweaks red sox fans. Glad to see someone with the Braves organization show a little cheek, not literally of course.
Elsewhere, is Wilkin Ramirez going to make this team? What about Schafer? I think Mather will. My projected roster:
Pitchers: Lowe, Huddy, Hanson, JJ, Minor, Kimbrel, Venters, Moylan, Linebrink, O’Flaherty, Sherrill, Proctor
Hitters: McCann, Ross, Freeman, Hinske, Uggla, Gonzalez, Chipper, Prado, McLouth, Heyward, Mather, Hernandez, Ramirez.
Schafer starts the season in Buford. However, if Mather can’t play center field, he might be in Atlanta.