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Since October is the month for America's baseball play-offs before the World Series starts on October 24th, here's a week of pics from when we attended the game between Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros on August 2nd.

You may or may not know that Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola.
This huge bottle across the field from home plate shoots off fireworks every night when the Atlanta Braves win their game.

Sadly, there were no fireworks this particular night.  Even though Atlanta won the 3-game series, they lost this particular game in the 14th inning by a score of 12-11.  I guess someone had to lose after all that (a normal games lasts 9 innings)!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


Brought to You By...


Since October is the month for America's baseball play-offs before the World Series starts on October 24th, here's a week of pics from when we attended the game between Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros on August 2nd.

You may or may not know that Atlanta is the home of Coca-Cola.
This huge bottle across the field from home plate shoots off fireworks every night when the Atlanta Braves win their game.

Sadly, there were no fireworks this particular night.  Even though Atlanta won the 3-game series, they lost this particular game in the 14th inning by a score of 12-11.  I guess someone had to lose after all that (a normal games lasts 9 innings)!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (32)

Hi Ginnie!

Hubby's a Red Sox fan so he's glued to the tube right now ;~wink

I've never been to a Braves game but have always wanted to go. Atlanta's probably a 3 hr. drive for us but one of these days we might make it up there.

Nice shot, by the way!
Ginnie Hart: I guess once in a blue moon, that 3-hr drive would be worth it, Deb. Once a year is about all I can take since it's so distracting. Hard to watch the game. smile Thanks.
Yowsa, that's some bottle of coke. Nicely captured.
Ginnie Hart: It would "feed" a lot of people for a long time if it were full of Coke, Red Pen! smile Thanks.
  • bisola
  • Surbiton
  • 4 Oct 2007, 00:40
I've got no idea about baseball... but I do like your capture of the bottle! I'd have loved to see the fireworks shooting out of it but that would have been asking for much - considering the drama of the game, right?
Ginnie Hart: Yup, asking for too much, but I would have LOVED to try to get pics of that!!! Thanks, Bisola.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 4 Oct 2007, 01:20
More shameless product placement!
Seriously, Ginnie, this is another gorgeous dusk image, and I am getting a great impression of this stadium during a home game.
Ginnie Hart: It really is quite awesome, Ray. Lots of electricity in the air. smile Thanks.
That is just....Gaudy. Great shot. I would have taken it also. Oh that is funny.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Gaudy is a word I wouldn't have expected but I guess some would see it that way, Gail. It sure is shameless! smile Thanks.
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2007, 01:43
Ginnie, this is great! I'm sure it made for a lot of thirsty and demanding fans in the stadium!
Ginnie Hart: Subliminal advertising...I guess it's NOT! smile Thanks, Kay.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 4 Oct 2007, 04:24
It is sad that ATL lost, but the bright side of it all is that you got a good image out of the whole deal!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rags. And though we lost that fight, we won the war. grin Thanks.
Wow, tres cool!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Etomi. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 4 Oct 2007, 06:01
Oh, are these like Coca Cola and others the new 'Gods' of our 'civilized' world? ;-)
Ginnie Hart: "Gods" of our civilized world is just about right, Philine, I'm afraid! Thanks.
Its massive.. everything appeares to be SO BIG. This is so interesting and I love the vibe..
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Gale.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Oct 2007, 06:57
Nice shot, again I am surprised about the sharp image and the clear details, to bad they lost, the firework pics would have turned out great, long game, I had one of the Phillies in '76, we were home at 2 in the morning smile
Ginnie Hart: We decided to leave at 11p (since Donica had to go to work the next day). It took us an hour to get home and the game was still on by the time we got to bed! It wasn't 2a but it was getting close! That's getting to be a bit much, in my book. smile Thanks, Astrid.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 4 Oct 2007, 08:04
Cool cool cool !! I am not into baseball but now I am a Braves fan.
Ginnie Hart: If you're a Braves fan, Shakara, we'll pretend you're into baseball. grin Thanks.
  • Les Auld
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2007, 08:10
Great bit of advertising, looks good in the twilight.

Well Caught.
Ginnie Hart: Shameless, Les, for sure. Thanks.
  • Josť-Angel
  • Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Barcelona)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 08:25
Oh! Ginnie! A peculiar photo of a Coca-Cola in the city of the Coca-Cola! I like the blue color of sky!
P.D.: It is appraised that you like beisbol! wink
Ginnie Hart: I love baseball, Jose, and I love this stadium. smile Thanks.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 4 Oct 2007, 08:31
Baseball, Coca Cola, hotdogs, popcorn and great crowds what more could you wish for smile. Nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You are so right, Scarlet. Donica and I aren't pop/soda drinkers but we do know how much Coke has it's foothold on the world! Thanks.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Oct 2007, 08:42
What a pity no fireworks,but you have got coca-cola you should have shaken the bottle I'm sure there would have been plenty of fizz from that enormous bottle!! Love the colours and the clarity of this shot Ginnie.wink
Ginnie Hart: It would have been fun to capture pics of the fireworks, Tracy. Maybe next year! In the meantime, a lot of fizz will do. smile Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Oct 2007, 13:15
I always thought the home of Coca Cola is in Pretoria, no I must read that the devil drink comes from Atlanta. (We have a big factory here).

Devil drink: have you ever noticed that whatever you mix your Coke with (brandy, vodka, gin, whatever) you get tipsy. The common factor is Coke - so it is the devil drink.

Great picture. Why has someone drawn a line through the scores?
Ginnie Hart: Good thing I don't drink Coke, Louis! grin

Those numbers, BTW, are the numbers of famous Braves (Donica could tell you who they are; I can't). And who knows what cable was running through them. Thanks, Louis, for your comment.
This is so surreal. Love the twilight glow in the sky.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Ingrid. Thanks.
I remember Atlanta as the Coke city from the Olympics I think....Again a shot that captures the feeling of a big sporting event...even without any athlets.....good job smile
Ginnie Hart: Yup. From the Olympics back in 1996! Thanks, Aksel.
The softness of the image is very satisfying ... nice one! richard
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • bridge
  • Nigeria
  • 4 Oct 2007, 17:03
Ginnie, it's a great shot!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Bridge. Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Oct 2007, 17:05
Oh dear - wouldn't make me want to drink it. Nothing wrong with the shot, just their idea of advertising!
Ginnie Hart: HA! Different strokes for different folks, Mike. I don't drink it either! smile
nice shut
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mary, for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to SC...from the "other" Georgia. smile
I guess you could call this product placement! Nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Location, Location, Location! smile Thanks, Bill.
a nice shot of an American icon.
Ginnie Hart: An American icon it is! Thanks, Wim.
No wonder people are addicted to coke. Me likes.
Ginnie Hart: I know! I'm not one of them but I know plenty who are. Thanks, Busola.
Another nice shot. Did you get to watch any of the game! All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Little bits and pieces here and there. smile Thanks, Dave.
Hi Ginnie, Been busy wat to say Ilike the phot, tha lamps the bottle HUGH
Ginnie Hart: I know you've been busy, JoAnn. I think of you often. Thanks, whenever you stop by.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 4 Oct 2007, 22:29
This would make a great, colorful poster. What a cool bottle!
Ginnie Hart: Next time I want to see the fireworks shooting! Thanks, Ruth.
  • david
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Oct 2007, 09:11
i do like the lengths you go to in the US for your advertising! good colour.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, we do it without shame, as you know by now. smile Thanks, David.
Wow, 14 innings? You must have been ready for a good stretch when that was over!
Ginnie Hart: We actually went home at 11p, since Donica had to go to work the next day. It took us an hour to get home and by the time we got to bed after midnight, the game was still going. Now that's almost overkill! smile Thanks, Karen, for backtracking.
jeez...that is one helluva coke bottle. Great shot of it too! Not into baseball myself...prefer the more boring cricket smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! Shameless advertising, Liam. smile Thanks for backtracking.

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