Monday, May 13, 2013
The G-Braves will hold a 5k and "Tripp Halstead Night" to raise money for the toddler injured in Barrow County last year.
The Gwinnett Braves announced Monday they will hold a 5k to raise funds for Tripp Halstead, the Barrow County toddler injured when a tree limb hit him in the head during Hurricane Sandy last fall. The race called "Tripp's Trot" will take place Saturday, June 22nd at 8am at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, Ga. Registration is $25 before May 22nd and increases to $35 the day of the event. There will also be a Fun Run. Registration for that is $20. Runners can register at trippstrot.com. The support will continue that day with "Tripp Halstead Night" at the G-Braves game against the Syracuse Chiefs. A portion of funds raised from the concession stands and a Tennis Toss after the game will go to the Halstead family. First pitch is at 7:05pm. …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan, former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, Celtics star Dee Brown and Patriots player Rodney Harrison threw out the ceremonial first pitches before the Gwinnett Braves' Boston Strong Night.
Sports stars with connections to Massachusetts came out to pay honor to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan honed his skills while playing for Boston College. Rodney Harrison won a Super Bowl Championship while playing safety for the New England Patriots. Dee Brown played guard for the Celtics. Jason Varitek was a catcher for the Red Sox and won two World Series while playing at Fenway Park. The four were introduced by WSB-TV's Kerry Kavanaugh-- a native of Boston.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Students from the Lawrenceville elementary school performed the Star Spangled Banner at Coolray Field Thursday.
The Rock Springs Elementary School Chorus sang the National Anthem ahead of the Gwinnett Braves game Thursday, May 2nd. The elementary school is located in Lawrenceville on Rock Springs Road, not too far from Coolray Field. The G-Braves took on the Scranton/Wilkes Barre RailRiders, but lost 4-1. Thursday night's game also marked the start of a rehab stint for Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Friday, May 3, 2013
The Atlanta Braves' catcher and Duluth-raised Brian McCann went to bat for the Gwinnett Braves Thursday at Coolray Field as part of his rehabilitation.
Atlanta Braves' catcher Brian McCann is working his way back to Turner Field. After playing three games with Class A Rome Braves, McCann started his stint with the Gwinnett Braves at Coolray Field Thursday (May 2). In October of last year, McCann, a Duluth High graduate, underwent surgery on his right shoulder. While taking practice swings on deck before his first at-bat, a fan shouted to McCann and asked how his shoulder feels. “It feels great,” he shouted back. The G-Braves took on the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Thursday evening. McCann went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in the 4-1 loss. Game two against the RailRiders is Friday night. First pitch is at 7:05pm. Watch the video to see McCann introduced to the crowd and his first at …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Atlanta Braves catcher's rehab stint will be among the activities at Coolray Field starting May 2.
Brian McCann's "homecoming" to Gwinnett will only be part of the fun for the coming homestand for the G-Braves. McCann, the Atlanta Braves' veteran catcher and Duluth High grad, will continue to work back from offseason shoulder surgery during the G-Braves' eight-game homestand, which begins Thursday, May 2. He already has been getting in some work with the Class A Rome Braves. On Wednesday, McCann concluded that four-game stint with totals of .357 (5 for 13) and three home runs, according to the Rome News-Tribune. “I’m pretty excited about where I’m at,” McCann said before Wednesday's game. It is not known how long McCann will be with the G-Braves in 2013. However, Atlanta is believed to be expecting him to rejoin the big club in time for…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
You can bring your dog to the Gwinnett Braves' game. Atlanta's Freeman will finish a rehab stint.
Freddie Freeman, the regular Atlanta Braves first baseman, is making the most of his injury rehab stint with the Gwinnett Braves. Freeman went 5-for-5 Saturday (April 20) with two RBI as Gwinnett (8-9 in 2013) topped Charlotte, 6-0, in Fort Mill, S.C. Freeman will play the final game of his rehab stint Sunday when the same teams head for Coolray Field for a 2:05 p.m. game. Also Sunday, it will be "Bark In The Park" Day at Coolray. Fans can bring their dogs to the park to spend the afternoon with the G-Braves. And typically for Sunday home games at Coolray, there will be pregame catch in the outfield and postgame baserunning for children 12-under. For more information, visit the G-Braves website.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
A beer vendor at Coolray Field was one of the places inspected.
Tuesday, April 16
The following are restaurant health inspection scores as reported by Gwinnett County: Jersey Mike's Subs, 1820 North Brown Road Suite 70 Score: 85 B Inspection Date: April 15 Previous Score: 99 A (3/1/13) Type of inspection: Routine Violations: 6-1A, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(f) ] Cold-held potentially hazardous foods not maintained below 41oF; no time controls/documentation in place. Tomatoes above 41 deg. F DISCARDED. Must hold at 41 deg. F or less. Corrected On-Site. New Violation. 6-2, Violation of Code: [.04(6)(g) ] Refrigerated, ready-to-eat, potentially hazardous food prepared and held in the establishment for more than 24 hours not clearly marked to indicate the date by which the food must be consumed, sold, or discarded. Roast …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The free event is part of an Earth Day 2013 celebration in Gwinnett.
Going through spring cleaning at home? Gwinnett is offering a chance to recycle that old stuff this weekend at Lawrenceville's Coolray Field. According to a Gwinnett County news release, the Solid Waste and Recovered Materials’ Earth Day celebration will be Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event is free, and includes paper shredding, electronics recycling ($10 cash charge to recycle TVs), tire recycling (limit eight tires per vehicle, no dealer tires) and paint collection (limit five one-gallon paint cans per vehicle; no paint thinners, stains, spackle, oil paint cans, rusted paint cans or dried-up paint). Paint will be donated to Global Paint for Charity, an Atlanta-based nonprofit. “We’ve been able to recycle more than 60,…
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The G-Braves defeat Charlotte on Friday in 2013 opener. A twin bill is scheduled for Saturday.
Delaying their 2013 opener by one day did not hurt the Gwinnett Braves' performance. The team cruised past Charlotte, 5-4, on Friday (April 5) at Coolray Field. The scheduled season opener Thursday evening was postponed due to rain and chilly temps. Shortstop Tyler Pastornicky, who has some experience with the Atlanta Braves, went 4-for-4 with an RBI. Pitcher Sean Gilmartin went five innings, allowing one run on six hits. Saturday, the same teams will play a double-header beginning at 5:05 p.m. at Coolray. The first 2,000 fans will receive a Brandon Beachy Bobblehead figure. Material from a Gwinnett Braves news release was used in this report. -- How many Gwinnett Braves games do you plan to attend this season? Share your thoughts on the …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Gwinnett Braves Manager Randy Ready is looking forward to Opening Day with his new team. He hopes to bring home the championship to Coolray Field and Lawrenceville in 2013. Watch the video from a press conference held Wednesday.