As the Atlanta Braves continue to improve on their wild card playoffs prospects this week, the baseball team’s front office has created the “Believe!” campaign.
Starting today, fans can go to braves.com/believe/ and download four different posters to take to the remaining regular season games at Turner Field this week.
Also, ticket prices are now as low as $6 a piece.
And FYI: Get to the ball park early tonight for the game against the Florida Marlins. Longtime WSB-TV Action News sports director Chuck Dowdle will be honored in a special pre-game celebration at 6:55 p.m.
These games represent the final Braves outings Dowdle will cover before his retirement in December after 24 years on the Atlanta sports beat. Says Braves manager Bobby Cox in a statement sent to Buzz Central: “The name Chuck Dowdle is synonymous with Atlanta sports. He’s really one of the best out there, and it’s been a pleasure having him cover our team for so many years.”
Here’s another factoid from the Braves organization about Dowdle we’ll wager you didn’t know: “Dowdle is originally from Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia where, in his freshman year, he played forward for the basketball team. He then transferred to Georgia State, where he was a pitcher for the baseball team in his junior and senior years, before graduating in 1972. While at Georgia State, Dowdle also worked part time with the Atlanta Braves ground crew.”
So, what do you think Braves fans? Can the team make it into the play-offs this season? Will you miss Chuck Dowdle at the Action News sports desk?