Brave’s Game-A Beer Guided Tour

Baseball.  America’s favorite pass-time. No argument from me there.  I’ve been a baseball fan forever.  I remember Hank’s 714th and I used to live next door to Phil Neikro… but I never met him.  Last night, one of my client’s gave me 4 prohibitively expensive tickets to the Brave’s/Philly sweep.  I drank Atlanta’s own Sweetwater 420…a local standard and all around great beer.  It’s a tasty pale ale and $7.00 gets you one at the Ted.

Sweetwater served, Bud advertised

Sweetwater served, Bud advertised

My 17 year old daughter wasn’t interested in the game.  She actually stopped texting when she saw these in the nosebleed section.

Naked teen boys

Naked teen boys

The seats were fantastic.  We had waiters and ordered from these.

Real menu's with half-assed decent food

Real menu's with half-assed decent food

We got to watch Chipper Jones do this a lot, after all, his batting average is a whopping .500. If I were him I’d have retired last night with the highest batting average in history, but he’s not a quitter, he’s a hitter.

chipper doing his thing

chipper doing his thing

Here’s a special moment. A batter is about to pummel an umpire for calling a third strike.  You don’t see this everyday.  This is a abeerforbreakfast exclusive! Double click, then double click again on the second image for a closer look. (you can do this on all my pics)

I'm gonna beat your ass ump!

I'm gonna beat your ass ump!

That made me want a beer.  I asked the ridiculously hot Mrs. Abeerforbreakfast to get me a beer, and this is what it looked like by the time she made it back.

What's left of my brand new $7 beer.  Thanks a lot Lucy!

What's left of my brand new $7 beer. Thanks a lot Lucy!

Around the 4th inning or so, the Jolly Green Giant decided to share my seat.  39, 817 fans and he has to sit here.

Can't wait to sit next to him on a plane!

Can't wait to sit next to him on a plane!

Things start getting a little weird around the 7th inning and I see Chipper Jones with a wig, makeup and earrings wandering through the stands.

Chipper, what the hell are you wearing?

Chipper, what the hell are you wearing?

Found out the the “wave” still lives at the Ted.

Travel back in time and do the wave!

Travel back in time and do the wave!

Okay, I admit it.  Doing the wave was fun.

Braves won.  We went to the preferred Diamond Member Valet Parking area of the Green lot…yes, I said valet parking, and went home.

For three hours I forgot about the economy, the stupidity of most of the people that govern our country, whether or not Michael Jackson had drugs in his system at the time of his death, and the ever rising price of gas.  I gotta tell you.  Baseball, America’s favorite pass-time is also America’s Great Escape.

Thanks for the tickets Jonathan!  BTW.  You do not want to miss my posts for July 4th.  Gonna be smoking 40lbs of pork butt, playing with fireworks and shooting guns at my Old Brown Father in Law’s house in Muscella, GA. (It’s featured here.)   A big giant rednecky time is guaranteed!  Pics will be of the not to be missed variety!

Cheers,

Jim

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