Well things didn’t work out for the Braves tonight but there was plenty of high profile fan sighting, at least. We spotted Ted Turner at the ball park named for him, sitting near former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn right behind home plate.
The former president, who had a little health scare the other day, looked great and was wearing his trademark JC belt buckle.
He was wearing a Braves cap and gave us a thumbs up when we said hello.
Braves player turned analyst Brian Jordan was happy to be there to pull for his former boss. “I’m excited for Bobby Cox. Bobby’s a player’s manager,” Jordan said.
“The top word is respect. That’s something he gave all of us as players. He taught us to give 110 percent. I just want to see him go as far as he can go.”
Moya Angela, starring in “Dreamgirls,” at the Fox this week, performed the National Anthem. “It was so last-minute. I think we found out on Friday,” Angela said during an interview on the field, just moments before she began to sing.
Despite its killer high note she enjoys singing the Star Spangled Banner, saying “it’s one of those songs that brings everybody together.” After she was done many fans shook her hand in appreciation. The first to do so was Turner.
We were told Betty White and Jennifer Love Hewitt were supposed to attend although it’s not clear if they made it.
Danny Glover and Julius “Dr. J” Erving enjoyed the game from the Sun Trust Club VIP area.
The stadium was packed, standing-room only.
Were you there?