The Atlanta Braves were off last night and will welcome the Washington Nationals to Turner Field for a three game series over the weekend. The Braves currently have a 14 ½ game lead over the second place Nationals in the National League East. Former UGA baseball standout Alex Wood is slated to get the start for the Braves in tonight’s game one. First pitch is set for 7:35 pm. The game will be broadcast on WLAQ AM 1410, Rome’s original home for Atlanta Braves baseball. Air time for pre-game programming is 6:20 pm from the Braves Radio Network.
The Georgia Department of Labor has reported that Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.8 percent in July, up from 8.5 percent in June but down from 9.1 percent in July 2012.
The Rome Braves have announced that they will host a Tornado Relief Rally this Saturday, August 17th at State Mutual Stadium. Former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will be in attendance, along with WSB-TV chief meteorologist Glenn Burns. They will raise money for those affected by the tornado that hit Northwest Georgia on January 30, 2013.
The Rome Braves beat the Savannah Sand Gnats for the second night in a row by a final score of 3-2 last night at State Mutual Stadium. Rome’s bullpen put in a strong performance, limiting the Gnats to one run over six innings. Here’s the post game wrap up from the voice of the Rome Braves, Ben Poplin.
The Floyd County Health Department is now offering the shingles vaccine Zostavax. Shingles, a powerful, localized skin rash, is caused by the chicken pox virus. Anyone who has ever had chicken pox can develop shingles. The virus remains in the nerve cells of the body after the chicken pox infection clears and can reappear years later, resulting in shingles. Since most older Americans had chicken pox as children, they are vulnerable to shingles.
The Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 last night in the finale of a three game series at Turner Field. The game was delayed by nearly two hours due to rain.
A very special announcement was made by the Rome Braves yesterday. The local ball club will host the Atlanta Braves in a special exhibition game at State Mutual Stadium on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 against the Braves Future Stars. The Future Stars team will be comprised of players from the Rome, Mississippi and Gwinnett Braves.