Wednesday, April 4, 2012
In a video you'll only see on Patch, current Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and former manager Bobby Cox said they both enjoyed playing in this matchup between the Braves All-Stars and Future All-Stars.
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez got a look at the future. Baseball fans got a chance to watch their major league favorites play in their own backyard. A record setting crowd of 10,568 came to Coolray Field Tuesday night to watch The Atlanta Braves take on the Future All-Stars-- a team made up of the best talent from the major league team's farm clubs. And the future looks bright for many of the up and coming players. "They've got some good young position players there and some of those arms that came out of the bullpen, it was pretty impressive to see," said Gonzalez. "If I ever get fired, I'm gonna go out there and manage the Lynchburg Hillcats this year," he joked. "It's a pretty good club they've got out there!" The Future All-…
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Atlanta Brave was spotted in Lawrenceville Tuesday.
Chipper Jones takes a knee before heading back into the cage for batting practice before Tuesday evening's exhibition game at Coolray Field. The Atlanta Braves All-Stars will take on the Future All-Stars comprised of the best players from their minor league clubs, including the Gwinnett Braves. The Future All-Stars will be managed by Bobby Cox. Jones announced his retirement after the completion of this season. He will play in the Braves' season opener against the New York Mets due to recent surgery.
Lawrenceville Patch interviewed retired Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox as he prepped for his one-game return at Coolray Field.
Legendary Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will make a return to the dugout tonight, although it's only for one game. Cox will lead the Future All-Stars team in a match up against his old team, the Atlanta Braves. Lawrenceville Patch talked to Cox in the dugout before his team's practice at Coolray Field Monday afternoon. Watch the video to hear what he had to say about the exhibition game.
Monday, April 2, 2012
The retired Atlanta Braves skipper is back in the dugout.
Former Atlanta Braves skipper Bobby Cox was seen in the visitors dugout at Coolray Field. Cox was surveying the field, prepping for Tuesday's exhibition game between the Atlanta Braves All-Stars and the Future All-Stars. Cox will manage the Future All-Stars team, comprising of the best players from the Atlanta Braves minor league teams in Mississippi, Lynchburg, VA, Rome, GA and of course, the Gwinnett Braves. Lawrenceville Patch will have more on this story and will be at the game Tuesday evening.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Former Atlanta Braves leader will come out of retirement to manage the Atlanta Braves in an exhibition game against the Gwinnett Braves in April.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The Gwinnett Braves celebrate Bobby Cox Day and the one millionth fan at Coolray Field Monday.
Fans were treated to a rare sight on Monday. Bobby Cox, the former Atlanta Braves manager, made an appearance to throw out the first pitch for the Gwinnett Braves game against the Louisville Bats at Coolray Field. In addition, the one millionth fan entered the gates to Coolray Field on Monday. Richard and Annette Zolecki of Lawrenceville received a Gwinnett Braves prize pack full of season tickets and an autographed bat to name a few.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Teheran improves to 10-1 on season as Brundage gets 1,000th victory.
Richard and Annette Zolecki of Lawrenceville were just coming to the Gwinnett Braves game and hoping to see Bobby Cox. Little did they know they'd be a part of history, as Richard became the one millionth fan to come through the turnstiles. Zolecki was with 32 of the General Motors Executive Retirees group and offered to hand out the tickets for his friend John Hennings. But Hennings said he'd do it instead, and when Zolecki went through the turnstile, G-Braves General Manager North Johnson pulled him aside and the confetti went down. "When I was talking to the guy that I was going to relieve, I said wouldn't it be nice if someone in our group won that thing," Zolecki said. "It's just been a great night. Everybody has been friendly. I …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Bobby Cox Day is Monday; 1 millionth fan possible.
Monday, July 18, 2011
The Gwinnett Braves are planning a big day Monday at Coolray Field, but keeping a winning streak alive is not part of the plan. The G-Braves lost to Norfolk, 4-2, at home Sunday, ending their four-game winning streak. A double by Norfolk's Kyle Hudson in the seventh gave the Tides the lead for good. The loss drops the G-Braves to a half-game ahead of Durham in the International League South. Monday, the G-Braves will have Bobby Cox Day at Coolray Field. The former Atlanta Braves manager will be honored before the 7:05 p.m. game with Louisville. Also, Gwinnett expects the 1 millionth fan to cross into the park since the team started play here in 2009. The team stands just 1,178 fans from that milestone after Sunday's game.
Friday, July 1, 2011
The former Atlanta Braves manager will wrap up his tour of Braves Minor League teams at Coolray.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Legendary Atlanta Braves Manager Bobby Cox will wrap up his farewell tour with his own day at Coolray Field. The Gwinnett Braves announced Bobby Cox Day will be held at the Lawrenceville ballpark Monday, July 18th. Bobby Cox figurines will be handed out to the first 3,000 fans. A lucky few will also get a "golden ticket, allowing them to take part in a Meet and Greet with the retired Braves Manager. A season ticket holder will also win the chance to escort Cox on to the field before he throws out the first pitch. Cox also threw out the first pitch at the G-Braves season opener. Braves fans can also ask Cox questions by submitting them on the G-Braves Facebook page. Those questions will then be asked live during an inning break at the game…
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Fans, food, fun and of course... baseball!
Check out this video of the Gwinnett Braves season opener at Coolray Field and you'll feel like you were there. Or, if you were there, relive the experience!