The 2013 South Atlantic League All Star break is over, and it’s back to work tonight. Fortunately, it will be with a clean slate for the Rome Braves as the second half of the season gets underway with a seven game home stand that will include four games with the Charleston Riverdogs followed by three with the Kannapolis Intimidators. First pitch of tonight’s series opener against the Riverdogs is set for 7 pm at State Mutual Stadium. The game will be broadcast on 95.7 FM The Ridge and www.theridge957.com.
The Chicago Blackhawks have tied the Stanley Cup Finals up 2-2. They did so by beating the Boston Bruins 6-5 in overtime in game four of the best of seven series last night in Boston. Game five will be played on Saturday night at 8 pm in Chicago.
It’s been nearly four weeks since the book was closed on the 2012-2013 school year for the Floyd County School system. At the end of the school year, more than 100 employees of the Floyd County Schools found themselves without jobs as a result of the Reduction in Force enacted by the school system to handle the system’s budget deficit. Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord says the Floyd County Schools’ budget woes are reflective of those currently being experienced by Floyd County as a whole. He adds, “it’s a tough situation.”
The Atlanta Braves dropped both games of a day/night double header to the New York Mets 4-3 yesterday afternoon and 6-1 last night at Turner Field.
The NBA Finals will come to an exciting conclusion tonight as the Miami Heat host the San Antonio Spurs in game seven. Tip off is set for 9 pm. Television coverage is being provided by ABC.
Rain once again pelted the Greater Rome area periodically throughout the day yesterday. The National Weather Service reported 1.04 inches of rain at the Richard B. Russell Regional Airport in the Armuchee community from early yesterday morning thru early this morning, bringing the total to 2.21 inches since Sunday evening.
In other news from the Atlanta Braves, back up catcher Evan Gattis has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right oblique. Gattis was injured during his final at-bat in the Braves’ 2-1 win over the Mets on Monday night. The Braves have recalled infielder Tyler Pastornicky from Triple A Gwinnett.