Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Atlanta catcher's rehab stint will be among the activities at Coolray Field beginning May 2.
Brian McCann's "homecoming" will only be part of the fun for the coming homestand for the Gwinnett 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 next…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Sports stars formerly from Boston, including Matt Ryan, Jason Varitek, Rodney Harrison and Dee Brown will be at Coolray Field on May 7. Part of ticket sales from the night will go to OneFundBoston.org.
The Gwinnett Braves will show their support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing with a special night to raise funds for the families affected. On May 7th, the G-Braves will play the Boston Red Sox's minor league team the Pawtucket Red Sox. First pitch is at 6:05pm at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The first pitches will be thrown out by athletes who played in Boston at one time or another. They are: Five dollars from every ticket purchased at gwinnettbraves.com/boston using the promo code "STRONG" will be donated to OneFundBoston.org and benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. The entire evening will be a tribute to Boston. Each G-Braves player will walk out on the field to a Boston band, including Boston, …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
There will be a single game Friday, and a double-header Saturday at Coolray Field.
The Gwinnett Braves have postponed Thursday's scheduled home opener at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, because of rain. According to a news release, the G-Braves and the Charlotte Knights will play a single game Friday at 7:05 p.m., and a double-header Saturday starting at 5:05 p.m. The T-shirt giveaway will be pushed back to Friday night (for the first 2,000 fans). Also, Saturday’s doubleheader will be a pair of seven-inning games. -- Patch will have more coverage of the G-Braves.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The major league team will take its 'Future Stars' game to Mississippi this year.
Despite a sold-out crowd at Coolray Field last April, the Atlanta Braves won't return to Gwinnett for an encore in 2013. The major league team, which played an exhibition game vs. its "Future Stars" as a warmup for the 2012 season, will do the same in Mississippi this year. On Saturday, March 30, Atlanta will take on its minor-league stars in Pearl, Miss., home of the Class AA Mississippi Braves. In the 2012 game, the Future Stars were managed by former Atlanta manager Bobby Cox. And they gave the big club fits, forcing Atlanta to come from behind for a rain-shortened, 4-3 victory. Gwinnett Braves spokesperson Dave Lezotte said Friday (January 4) that he has been told that the Future Stars game will return to Coolray "in the near future." …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Also, it's Kids Eat Free Monday at Coolray Field.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson, making a rehab start for Gwinnett, threw five scoreless innings Sunday (Aug. 12) to lead the Gwinnett Braves to a 5-2 victory over the Louisville Bats at Coolray Field. Hanson allowed three hits and two walks and struck out five in his first start for Gwinnett since 2009, according to a G-Braves news release. The right-hander was in his first game action since being placed on Atlanta’s disabled list July 31 with lower back stiffness. -- Who's your favorite Gwinnett Braves player? Tell us in the comments below. "My back felt better, that was the main thing," Hanson said. "I didn't have much time to prepare for this start, but I still went out and made pitches. My off-speed stuff was really good. I felt …
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The Gwinnett Patches recently held a contest giving away tickets to a baseball game, and now the nine winners have been determined.
The nine Patch sites in Gwinnett County recently held a contest giving away a Family Four Pack of tickets to the Gwinnett Braves game on June 1st. We randomly selected a winner from each site. Their Patch usernames are: Dacula Patch - Betsy Duluth Patch - Anita Smith Lawrenceville Patch - JoAnn Fuller Lilburn Patch - Diane Altonen Loganville Patch - Denise Beam Norcross Patch - Tim Suggs Peachtree Corners Patch - Gene Reinold Snellville Patch - Sherry B. Cown Suwanee Patch - Alicia Allen Congratulations to all of our winners! We look forward to seeing you at Coolray Field. Even if you did not win, you still can buy tickets for the game at a discounted price by using promo code LAWRENCEVILLE.
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
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.