Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Gwinnett Braves mascot hopes skies will clear up for the season opener Thursday at Coolray Field.
Updated, 5:10 p.m. The Gwinnett Braves announced Thursday afternoon that their season opener at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville has been postponed. First pitch against the Charlotte Knights was scheduled for 7:05pm Thursday. The G-Braves' season will instead kick-off Friday with a single game against the Knights at 7:05pm. Read more on the Lawrenceville Patch. ------------ During last week's cold spell, the Gwinnett Braves' mascot, Chopper, issued a weather guarantee that temperatures on Opening Day would be warm and spring-like. The groundhog has updated his forecast and now is calling for rain Thursday, but hopes skies will clear before the 7:05pm first pitch against the Charlotte Knights. According to the Gwinnett Braves' website, if it…
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Special passes are available for county residents.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Gwinnett County acquatic centers are preparing to open May 28, and residents can purchase special FUNCARDS that will be valid at all Gwinnett pools. Gwinnett parks operates two indoor and seven outdoor leisure pools, four indoor competition pools, three indoor instructional pools, and one outdoor pool. Year-round, seasonal or 10-visit FUNCARDS are valid at all Gwinnett County pools, according to a county media release. All paying patrons (18-up) will be required to furnish proof of residency in order to avoid paying the non-resident rates. Gwinnett County residents have the option to purchase a Resident Passport as a convenient way to show proof of residency. FUNCARDS and Resident Passports can be purchased at all aquatic facilities and …
Monday, April 11, 2011
A Norcross High School student belts out the anthem to start a new season for the Gwinnett Braves.
Check out this video of the Gwinnett Braves season opener at Coolray Field and you'll feel like you were there. Or, if you were there, relive the experience!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Veteran Righty Lopez tabbed for opener.
With all the expectations going to a 19-year old phenom in Julio Teheran, Gwinnett Braves manager Dave Brundage has tabbed veteran right-hander Rodrigo Lopez as the starter for the season opener Thursday night. Teheran will pitch on Friday night. Pitching coach Marty Reed feels this staff will be very good this year. Reed is in his first year with the G-Braves and third overall with the Braves organization. The rest of the rotation will be Todd Redmond, Jacob Thompson and Yohan Flande. Reed worked with Teheran the last half of last season at Mississippi in AA and felt he was ready to make the jump to AAA. "He is a tremendous prospect. Way beyond his years as far as maturity," said Reed. "He's ready to pitch at this level. I expect he'll …