Say what you will about the Atlanta Bravesâ€”good, bad, like or dislikeâ€”they are easily the number one sports team in my book. True, Iâ€™m not a huge sports fan and baseball is the only sport I try to watch (with my son) on a regular basis.
However, there is one act that has pushed the Braves into a class all by themselves.
My grandmother (Granny) recently passed away. She passed on the day I purchased tickets for myself, my mother, my wife and our oldest son to attend our first ever Braves game at Turner Field. She was a Braves fan and she, in turn, got the rest of the family watching baseball.
Shortly before the game, I fired off a quick email to the Atlanta Braves organization with a note telling them about my grandmother and our upcoming trip. I asked if they could possibly dedicate the game we would be attending in her memory.
I figured nothing would come of it. The game came and went and we had a great timeâ€”described here and here. The Monday after we returned, I received a phone call from the Atlanta Braves office. They had read my email and were apologetic they didnâ€™t get to it in time to catch us on our visit. We talked for a few minutes and I gave them my address.
A few days later, this arrived in the mail (Click to enlarge):
And that is why the Atlanta Braves are the best team in the MLBâ€”at least to our family.