Yesterday marked my final visit Turner Field, as I’ll be in Brunswick covering a certain sensational trial beginning next week. About 5,000 people, at most, joined me on a hot … Continue Reading My farewell to The Ted
I can’t find another big league ballpark with a shorter life than those three. I’m not counting Mile High Stadium or the LA Coliseum, which were always intended as temporary … Continue Reading Jarry Park, Joe Robbie Stadium, the Ted
@mikeschubert I’ve been asked not to play any songs that connect to the players — Matthew Kaminski (@bravesorganist) September 12, 2015 But of course. You wouldn’t want to have anything … Continue Reading Turner Field — where spontaneity goes to die
The fam had a delightful time at the yard last night. First off, the interminable 7th inning confab notwithstanding, it was a stirring and significant win for the home nine. … Continue Reading Random notes on a night at the yard
Developers are pitching their visions of how to transform the 55 acres of land north of Turner Field into a (drumroll) “mixed-use” sports and entertainment district. Innovative and original are … Continue Reading ‘You can see the Chick-fil-A cow from atop the ferris wheel’
Sorry, Chip, had to watch replay of the Buffalo-UGA tilt on TV and then catch up on all the high school games I DVR’d. Come on Atlanta! The Ted was … Continue Reading Bring it, Chipper!
The Braves drew the smallest crowd of any home team Sunday, and that’s saying something because the Rays were playing at the Trop. Also-rans Kansas City and Seattle attracted more … Continue Reading Braves attendance tough to figure
The list is growing, thanks to the FSN Twitter chick. Perhaps she and Chip will be involved in an embarrassing, Bobby Petrino-esque incident that will get them both fired. Chip’s … Continue Reading Off the field annoyances
Gotta love the geniuses in the Braves’ promotions department, always relevant, never desperate.
Very disappointing night at the Ted. It should’ve been all about the greatest team in Atlanta sports history and the city’s most beloved announcer but tributes to both seemed little … Continue Reading So much for the warm fuzzies
In case you wondered, here’s the story.
If you’re going to the Atlanta Braves game on July 2, bring your glove and your hoop skirt. The Braves, the Atlanta History Center and the Margaret Mitchell House are … Continue Reading Another stupid promotion
At least there shouldn’t be. But the geniuses within MLB’s promotions office don’t agree, setting aside June 14 to commemorate Ronald Reagan‘s 100th birthday at various ballparks around the league. … Continue Reading There’s no politics in baseball
I was surprised at the many thousands of empty seats. I was impressed by the huge video board. I was distressed by the volume of the P.A. system, which must … Continue Reading Rob Neyer’s Turner Field experience
Nice story in the AJC about the great Walter Banks: Chatting recently with a family of five from Cincinnati, Banks suddenly noticed that the stadium clock read 7:14. He pondered … Continue Reading Today’s read
It happened, or didn’t, Monday night. Baseball is so much more enjoyable when it’s not interrupted by mindless nonsense: “Look, Ma, I’m standing up, then sittin’ down, then standing up … Continue Reading No wave at The Ted?
Matthew Kaminski, the best thing about Turner Field besides the Braves, is interacting with fans and even taking some requests on Twitter. Atlanta Braves vs. Detroit Tigers – Don Kelly will … Continue Reading The Braves organist is taking requests
Could the Braves promotional crew be less inspired? As you may have heard it’s country and western night at The Ted, which is perplexing since they beat you over the … Continue Reading The megachurch of baseball
Today’s AJC has an article on the lack of nightlife around Turner Field — the subject of my first Rowland’s Office post almost five years ago. We celebrated the win … Continue Reading Cocktails at Azar’s revisited
Those who were at The Ted today will tell their grandchildren they saw Jay Hey‘s first home run. I wasn’t at Game 6 of the ’95 World Series, but I … Continue Reading Say hey, it’s Jay Hey