Friday, January 22, 2021

RIP Hank Aaron


Nobody was a bigger Atlanta Braves fan than me.  

I spent a lot of evenings after work at Atlanta Stadium. 

Even during their losing years when the security guys would move a bunch of us from the cheap seats down to the unused corporate seats next to the dugout so the cameras could show that there were people there.  

But before those losing years there was Hank Aaron.

And I remember where I was when he made history.

Atlanta Stadium.

Standing, cheering, crying.

All this was before "The Strike."  Tommy Glavine couldn't keep his mouth shut.

 I've never felt the same way about baseball since.

But I will always remember that April night in 1974.

RIP Mr. Aaron.

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