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…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Atlanta Braves star and Duluth High grad will begin his comeback on May 2.
Brian McCann is coming home to get ready for his 2013 baseball season. The veteran Atlanta Braves catcher, a Duluth High grad, will begin a rehab assignment with the Gwinnett Braves beginning Thursday, May 2, the G-Braves announced Wednesday (May 1). McCann, 29, underwent shoulder surgery last October, and already has played in some rehab games with the Class A Rome Braves in 2013. He has a .279 career batting average with 156 career homers with Atlanta. It's the third time that McCann has done a rehab stint with Gwinnett, the others being in 2009 (eye infection) and 2011 (left oblique). The G-Braves begin a four-game homestand vs. Scranton-Wilkes Barre on May 2 (game time, 6:05 p.m.). It is not known how long McCann's stint with Gwinnett …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
For Peachtree Corners baseball fans who want to find a way to help the victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombings, attend the May 7th game and a portion of ticket sales will go to OneFundBoston.org.
The Gwinnett Braves will show their support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a special night to raise funds for the families affected. On May 7th, the G-Braves will play the Boston Red Sox's minor league team the Pawtucket Red Sox. First pitch is at 6:05pm at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Sports stars formerly from Boston, including Matt Ryan, Jason Varitek, Rodney Harrison and Dee Brown will be at Coolray Field for the game. The first pitches will be thrown out by athletes who played in Boston at one time or another. They are: Five dollars from every ticket purchased at gwinnettbraves.com/boston using the promo code "STRONG" will be donated to OneFundBoston.org and benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Baseball fans can bring their pooches to the afternoon game for "Bark in the Park." Game time is 2:05 p.m. Atlanta's Freeman will finish a rehab stint.
Freddie Freeman, the regular Atlanta Braves first baseman, is making the most of his injury rehab stint with the Gwinnett Braves. Freeman went 5-for-5 Saturday (April 20) with two RBI as Gwinnett (8-9 in 2013) topped Charlotte, 6-0, in Fort Mill, S.C. Freeman will play the final game of his rehab stint Sunday when the same teams head for Coolray Field for a 2:05 p.m. game. Also Sunday, it will be "Bark In The Park" Day at Coolray. Fans can bring their dogs to the park to spend the afternoon with the G-Braves. And typically for Sunday home games at Coolray, there will be pregame catch in the outfield and postgame baserunning for children 12-under. For more information, visit the G-Braves website. Keep up with what's going on in your …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The minor league will follow their 2013 opener with a double-header Saturday.
Delaying their 2013 opener by one day did not hurt the Gwinnett Braves' performance. The team cruised past Charlotte, 5-4, on Friday (April 5) at Coolray Field. The scheduled season opener Thursday evening was postponed due to rain and chilly temps. Shortstop Tyler Pastornicky, who has some experience with the Atlanta Braves, went 4-for-4 with an RBI. Pitcher Sean Gilmartin went five innings, allowing one run on six hits. Saturday, the same teams will play a double-header beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Coolray. The first 2,000 fans will receive a Brandon Beachy Bobblehead figure. Material from a Gwinnett Braves news release was used in this report. -- How many Gwinnett Braves games do you plan to attend this season? See also: Keep up with what'…
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 …