Open Thread, 9/2, Braves vs. Ed Kranepools
Another rainy day for baseball. It’d be interesting to know how much the weather has hurt the gate this season. Attendance is up from last year, but it had to have affected it. On the other hand, if people are heading to the yard, they know the game is not likely to be postponed since the field drains miraculously well, and the umps will delay forever to get in a game.
Bottom line, though, not too many people want to sit in a drizzle or wait out a couple hours of delays, understandably. On a sunnier note, hee, hee, Gattis has four hits in two games in Buford, including a pair of doubles and a homer. On a cloudier note, BJ followed up his four-hit extravaganza on Saturday by going 0-for-3, but he did walk.
Today’s lineup: Schafer, J Upton, Freeman, McCann, Johnson, BJ, Uggla, Simmons, Maholm.