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More Tail-Wagging Fun Set For Turner Field June 10

Stephanie Poynter, 37, from Loganville, Ga, holds her 1-year-old Dachshund, Kiezer, at Bark in the Park at Turner Field in Atlanta, Ga Sunday,  May 3, 2009. "He's arrogant," Poynter says of Keizer. "He rules the roost."  ELISSA EUBANKS / eeubanks@ajc.com

Stephanie Poynter, 37, from Loganville, Ga, holds her 1-year-old Dachshund, Kiezer, at Bark in the Park at Turner Field in Atlanta, Ga Sunday, May 3, 2009.

On Thursday, the Atlanta Braves continued to court their fast-growing fan base by adding another special night just for them.

And no, we’re not talking about a commemorative Brian McCann bifocals giveaway night either.

Nipping at the heels of its last hugely successful event earlier this month (see ajc.com photo gallery), the Braves have announced the very first prime-time Bark in the Park After Dark set for Turner Field Wednesday, June 10.

Braves spokeswoman Beth Marshall told Buzz Thursday: “After the success of the last Bark in the Park, we wanted to reach out to another segment of Braves fans who might not be able to come to the park on a Sunday afternoon due to church or other commitments. These are always a lot of fun for fans and they almost always sell out for us.”

Marshall was also able to clear up a misconception about the Bark in the Park outings. There are no height, weight, size or breed restrictions on which Fido or Spike can attend.

“We always have at least one Great Dane!” said Marshall.

But dog owners must pre-register in order to attend and your pooch’s shots must be up to date. Go to braves.com/bark to register.

In case your canine is curious, the Braves will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at 7 p.m. at the June 10 event. Gates open at 5 p.m. The final regularly scheduled Bark in the Park of 2009 season, meanwhile, is set for Sunday, Sept. 6.

Quote of the Day

“Shouldn’t I just be able to enjoy ‘Lost’ without having to do research?!”

— Dave FM’s Mara Davis on-air Thursday morning kvetching about the head-scratching season finale of the time-tripping ABC drama. Davis’ husband, CNN producer Michael Kane apparently is a major “Lost” fan who encourages his other half to read up on the show’s extensive mystifying mythology via the legions of “Lost” fan sites online.

What’s In A Name?

We alluded to it earlier in the week but on Thursday, the folks at Aaron’s, Inc. and Live Nation officially announced it at a big splashy (albeit largely redundant) press conference.

Starting today, Lakewood Amphitheatre officially becomes Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood.

For the next three years at least.

Here’s the very official statement: “Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, and Aaron’s, Inc., the nation’s leader in the sales and lease ownership and specialty retailing of residential and office furniture, consumer electronics, home appliances and accessories, today announced a three year partnership that gives Aaron’s the naming rights to the former Lakewood Amphitheatre.’”

“Aaron’s is proud to become associated with one of the top entertainment venues in the country. We are pleased to partner with Live Nation and become the title sponsor of the Lakewood Amphitheatre,” said Robin Loudermilk, CEO of Aaron’s, Inc.

Concert-goers attending upcoming shows featuring Coldplay, No Doubt, 311, Aerosmith, Rascal Flatts, Def Leppard, Motley Crue and Depeche Mode can try out the new name with friends when discussing your social itinerary. Or you can completely ignore the whole corporate branding thing and say, “See you at Lakewood” like we always do. . .

Celebrity Birthdays

Actor Joseph Wiseman (”Dr. No”) is 91. Counterculture icon Wavy Gravy is 73. Country singer K.T. Oslin is 67. Musician Brian Eno is 61. Actor Nicholas Hammond (”The Sound of Music”) is 59. Actor Chazz Palminteri is 57. Musician Mike Oldfield is 56. Actor David Krumholtz(”Numb3rs”) is 31. Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler (”The Sopranos”) is 28.

Contributing: News services.

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15 comments Add your comment

mike

May 15th, 2009
1:08 pm

God, I would never attend a Braves game with dogs there. Imagine all the “accidents”, barking, trying to run around, etc. Do people actually think their dogs want to go to a baseball game and stay stationary while you watch a baseball game? Any responsible pet owner would not take their dog to this.

greg

May 15th, 2009
1:44 pm

obviously mike, youve never experienced a bark in the park event at turner field…since you havent, why dont you try doing a little research on what all is en”tail”ed at the promotion…you also obviously hate dogs and the Braves…

JL

May 15th, 2009
2:01 pm

Every time you don’t support “Bark in the Park” the terrorists win!

vuduchld

May 15th, 2009
2:19 pm

I agree with Mike! I live in a Loft and while there are responsible pet owners, they are few and far between. Don’t hate animals, I hate people who are irresponsible pet owners and I have seen way too many of them as of late!!

mark

May 15th, 2009
2:23 pm

Wow. Lots of misconceptions here. The area where the dogs are is fenced off from all other people attending the game. There are lots of great volunteers there to help in cleaning up the accidents. I have been 3 times and have only seen one owner not pick up after their dog. It is a great idea and is always a good time.

Steel

May 15th, 2009
2:38 pm

mike,
you are a dunce and obviously know nothing about dogs or the relationship they have with their owners.

Steel

May 15th, 2009
2:41 pm

vuduchld,
you live in a Loft? wow, really, that’s impressive. what does that have to do with your hatred of dogs and their owners? i guess it explains living alone in that Loft. vuduchld, you Loft-living hater.

woogidy

May 15th, 2009
2:42 pm

Yeah, what a dumb idea for an entertainment outlet to reach farther out to a particular popular fan base in this thriving economy. (Sarcasm) And, I hate having pets.

Judy

May 15th, 2009
4:22 pm

I went to the April BITP with my two grandpugs. Had a great time. The pups loved all the attention. The area they have set up for the dogs is great – lots of water, shade, treats and love. And what great cause to support!

Mike is Clueless

May 15th, 2009
5:13 pm

Mike, get a clue. I bet my dogs would not even like you.

Doggie & Braves Fan

May 15th, 2009
7:35 pm

For those of you who don’t GET IT, Bark In The Park has been a WONDERFUL adventure at Turner Field. They really go all out for the dogs. Not only are there pools for dogs to cool off in if they get hot, there are watering stations, tons of volunteers picking up the area and yes it is only one area. It’s not the whole park. I’ve seen sketch artists there to draw pictures of doggie + owner… and proceeds for the event benefit charity. So, Mike and others… if you take the time to actually READ this and understand the event… what is your problem with it?

Justin

May 15th, 2009
9:53 pm

I went to the last “bark in the park” and had a great time. The dogs and their owners were extremely friendly and very well-behaved. The dogs are not given access to the entire stadium so as not to mix with those who do not like dogs. In these uncertain economic times all businesses need to follow the Atlanta Braves’ example and reach out to all customers. I highly recommend this event all dog owners. Keep up the good work, Braves!

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June 8th, 2009
2:57 pm

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