Let’s start with the good news. There isn’t any.
Less good: Chipper Jones was in today’s starting lineup but isn’t now. He was a late scratch due to his tender hamstring.
Even less good: The Braves have lost consecutive home games for the first time since April 22nd, which was Night 1 of the NFL draft.
Still less good: It’s raining and there’s thunder overhead. The tarp has been pulled in place a half-hour before our scheduled first pitch, which means that pitch will surely be hurled a bit later.
Other than that, everything’s rosy.
To add to the this cheer, I’ll be here all game. And — fair warning — I’m already a bit grumpy. But if you dare to join, I’ll be happy, albeit in my rainy-day-grump way.