It’s not what you normally see on She Is Out of Your League, but I couldn’t resist!
Listen to Leslie Koerdt and Brandon Walker discuss the Braves bench.
Note:Â Joe Mather was placed on waivers and cleared.Â He will start the season in AAA Gwinnett where the Braves hope he an mend his hitting woes.
I realize that not everyone is the freak I am when it comes to watching the game, (I really did break up with a guy because he talked through an entire minor game.) but that doesn’t excuse bad fan behavior. I also realize that this article makes me look old and cranky. Only one of those is true if there is not someone who has stepped on me and blocked my view 20 times by the 3rd inning! For those who truly do not know stadium etiquette, pay attention- print this article if you have to. For those of you that know better but choose not to, you better hope you don’t end up in my section! Either way, ACT RIGHT at the ball park!
1. The time for you to realize you absolutely can’t wait another second to go to the bathroom, get food, or whatever is so pressing that you must crawl over 20 people to get where you are going, is NOT in the middle of an inning! Unless you are bleeding on the person next to you, stay in your seat until the middle or end of the inning. Vendors come to you in an effort to keep you in your seat and out of others way!
2. It is not acceptable for your children to crawl on me, scream in my ears, or spill my beverages that are in my cup holder. It doesn’t matter how cute you think it is that your kid drinks out of my cup then pours said beverage in my purse, it is NOT! I get it, kids don’t want to sit still, but do not interrupt my game experience because you don’t want to take them to the area of the park where they can play. My parents need to start a business teaching parents how to keep kids in there seats!
3. It’s not funny to spill drinks! If you spill my, drink replace it! If you spill your drink on me, make sure there is nothing else you need to replace! If you spill in my purse, please tell me immediately! Even if you have no intention of taking care of anything you have ruined, give me the opportunity to salvage my belongings. We are in an electronic age, be mindful of the damage you may be doing!
4. Do NOT be that loud know-it-all. First of all, there is nothing worse than a loud ignorant fan! Your play by play analysis is not welcome- especially when it is nonsense! Just because you say it louder doesn’t make it any more intelligent. If you are a vocal fan, take the time to know what you are talking about!
5. Support your team! It is not necessary to be rude, obnoxious, or vulgar to opposing fans to do so. Show some class. You can disagree with a call, yell for your home run, and be disgusted that your guy just gave up 10 runs without throwing things and starting fights with opposing fans. Get to the park on time, and don’t make leaving early a habit. Getting to the game on time also makes it easy to adhere to rule number 1.
These seem like common sense things, but all of these happen on a nightly basis. Somehow, as a society we have lost common courtesy, but is it really so hard to respect the person with whom you share an armrest? For many of us baseball is a religion- show some reverence!
Brandon Walker & Leslie Koerdt discuss Braves rotation decisions.
Opening Day is Thursday, and that means lots of moving and shaking in the roster.Â Brandon Walker joins Leslie Koerdt to discuss key moves that were made last week.
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Leslie Koerdt chat’s about all things Atlanta Braves and hears from General Manager Frank Wren.
People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball.Â I’ll tell you what I do.Â I stare out the window and wait for spring.Â ~Rogers Hornsby
Spring has sprung, baseball is back- all is right with the world!Â Maybe that’s a little extreme considering the world’s problems.Â Baseball does however, have a way of taking our minds off the problems of the world and focusing on the ones of the pitching rotation. Â It takes us to our happy place, a simpler time and place where all is right with the world- if only for nine innings.