Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Gwinnett Braves will hold a 5k and "Tripp Halstead Night" to raise money for the toddler injured in Barrow County last year.
The Gwinnett Braves announced Monday they will hold a 5k to raise funds for Tripp Halstead, the Barrow County toddler injured when a tree limb hit him in the head during Hurricane Sandy last fall. The race called "Tripp's Trot" will take place Saturday, June 22nd at 8am at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Ga. Registration is $25 before May 22nd and increases to $35 the day of the event. There will also be a Fun Run. Registration for that is $20. Runners can register at trippstrot.com. The support will continue later that day with "Tripp Halstead Night" at the G-Braves game against the Syracuse Chiefs. A portion of funds raised from the concession stands and a Tennis Toss after the game will go to the Halstead family. First pitch is at 7:…
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Atlanta Braves' catcher and Duluth-raised Brian McCann went to bat for the Gwinnett Braves Thursday at Coolray Field as part of his rehabilitation.
Atlanta Braves' catcher Brian McCann is working his way back to Turner Field. After playing three games with Class A Rome Braves, McCann started his stint with the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field Thursday (May 2). In October of last year, McCann, a Duluth High graduate, underwent surgery on his right shoulder. While taking practice swings on deck before his first at-bat, a fan shouted to McCann and asked how his shoulder feels. “It feels great,” he shouted back. The G-Braves took on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Thursday evening. McCann went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the 4-1 loss. Game two against the RailRiders is Friday night. First pitch is at 7:05pm. Watch the video to see McCann introduced to the crowd and his first at …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Atlanta catcher's rehab stint will be among the activities at Coolray Field beginning May 2.
Brian McCann's "homecoming" will only be part of the fun for the coming homestand for the Gwinnett Braves. McCann, the Atlanta Braves' veteran catcher and Duluth High grad, will continue to work back from offseason shoulder surgery during the G-Braves' eight-game homestand, which begins Thursday, May 2. He already has been getting in some work with the Class A Rome Braves. On Wednesday, McCann concluded that four-game stint with totals of .357 (5 for 13) and three home runs, according to the Rome News-Tribune. “I’m pretty excited about where I’m at,” McCann said before Wednesday's game. It is not known how long McCann will be with the G-Braves in 2013. However, Atlanta is believed to be expecting him to rejoin the big club in time for next…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
There will be a single game Friday, and a double-header Saturday at Coolray Field.
The Gwinnett Braves have postponed Thursday's scheduled home opener at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, due to rain. According to a news release, the G-Braves and the Charlotte Knights will play a single game Friday at 7:05 p.m., and a double-header Saturday starting at 5:05 p.m. The T-shirt giveaway will be pushed back to Friday night (for the first 2,000 fans). Also, Saturday’s doubleheader will be a pair of seven-inning games. -- Patch will have more coverage of the G-Braves.
The Gwinnett Braves' groundhog mascot hopes skies will clear up for the season opener at Coolray Field Thursday.
During last week's cold spell, the Gwinnett Braves' mascot, Chopper, issued a weather guarantee that temperatures on Opening Day would be warm and springlike. The groundhog has updated his forecast and now is calling for rain Thursday, but hopes skies will clear before the 7:05pm first pitch against the Charlotte Knights. According to the Gwinnett Braves' website, if it does rain Thursday but stops before the scheduled game time, the game will go on as planned. If it continues to rain past the start time, there will be a rain delay. Ticket holders will not be left high and dry no matter the weather. Check out the team's Rainout Ticket Policy for more details.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The mascot makes an Opening Day promise to fans.
Chopper, the Gwinnett Braves' costumed mascot, may be trying to make Opening Day his personal Groundhog Day. With all the unseasonably cool spring weather in 2013, Chopper has made a promise to fans. If the temperature dips below 50 degrees on April 4 (before the third inning), free ticket vouchers will be distributed to fans in attendance at Coolray Field. The vouchers will be good for another 2013 home game. The G-Braves will open their fifth season at Coolray Field on April 4, vs. the Charlotte Knights. “Opening Day will be the real start of spring weather. It will be warm and sunny and temperatures will not dip below 50 degrees,” Chopper said in a Gwinnett Braves statement. The mascot claims to be a "distant cousin" of Gen. Beau Lee, …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
For the 2013 season, Team Tuesdays and $3 Thursdays are returning. And if you're a Bobblehead fan, you're in for a treat.
Wednesday, March 6
Peachtree Corners baseball fans, the season is near, and the Gwinnett Braves have some special promotions in store for games at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Returning will be such specials as $3 Thursdays, and Kids Eat Free Mondays. There will be $3 food and drink specials on Thursday home games. On Mondays, kids 12-under will receive a voucher for a free hot dog, bag of chips and a small soda. New will be will be Team Tuesdays, which include pregame autograph sessions. Before each Tuesday night game (excluding June 11), select G-Braves players will be available for autographs on the Coolray Field concourse. Also, the first 500 fans will receive a collectible poster featuring prominent G-Braves players from past and present. And any …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Ten high school teams, including Duluth High where a number of Peachtree Corners students attend, will compete on March 8-9, 2013.
Baseball begins for 2013 this week at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, as 10 high school teams from Gwinnett and Forsyth counties compete in a two-day, five-game event. On March 8-9, teams from South Gwinnett, Mountain View, Lanier, North Gwinnett, Providence Christian, Duluth, Collins Hill, Brookwood, North Forsyth and Peachtree Ridge will take to the diamond in the event's debut. “We’ve had singular events before, showcasing some top high school baseball teams in the area,” Gwinnett Braves General Manager North Johnson said in a news release. “Through the efforts of the community and our staff, we have expanded to welcome the largest high school showcase in the history of Coolray Field. We want Coolray Field to be an outlet for the …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The major league team will take its 'Future Stars' game to Mississippi this year.
Despite a sold-out crowd at Coolray Field last April, the Atlanta Braves won't return to Gwinnett for an encore in 2013. The major league team, which played an exhibition game vs. its "Future Stars" as a warmup for the 2012 season, will do the same in Mississippi this year. On Saturday, March 30, Atlanta will take on its minor-league stars in Pearl, Miss., home of the Class AA Mississippi Braves. In the 2012 game, the Future Stars were managed by former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox. And they gave the big club fits, forcing Atlanta to come from behind for a rain-shortened, 4-3 victory. Gwinnett Braves spokesperson Dave Lezotte said Friday (January 4) that he has been told that the Future Stars game will return to Coolray "in the near future." …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Chipper Jones also is scheduled to appear at the charity event.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann, a Suwanee resident, again will hold his celebrity softball event for charity at Coolray Field on Saturday, November 3. The fourth Brian McCann Rally Celebrity Softball Game will be at the Lawrenceville park, home of the Gwinnett Braves, beginning at 12:35 p.m. Gates will open at 11 a.m. The Chipper Jones Family Foundation also is presenting the event. McCann and Jones, who retired in 2012 after 19 years with the Atlanta Braves, are scheduled to appear. Rally is a non-profit that benefits childhood cancer. Tickets for the event are free for children 10-under, $5 for students and $10 for adults, according to a news release. They can be obtained at rallyfoundation.org. Will you miss Chipper Jones in the …