While the Atlanta Braves are fun to go see, it's alot of work with a toddler, and tickets can get expensive. But, the Gwinnett Braves are much closer in proximity to where we live, and tickets/parking are much cheaper--and there is still plenty of fun to be had, as evidenced by Sam's reaction to the game:
We weren't sure if the weather would hold--rain was in the forecast and clouds were in the sky. But, it made for very nice weather, unlike the very hot August Georgia weather I expected. Pouring sweat is not my idea of fun! Luckily, the clouds moved on through, but it still stayed relatively nice outside, especially since we were just under the overhang. With the threat of rain, the stadium was not very full, which was unfortunate since the weather was perfect and the Braves won!
Since Sam is two, he was able to get into the game for free, although that meant his seat was in my lap...which was fine since he probably wouldn't have been able to see much in his own seat anyway. In between innings they would have characters like Chopper come out and play silly games with each other. (Chopper is the mascot for the Gwinnett Braves). These were sometimes more entertaining for the kids than the actual game, I think!
One neat thing about Coolray that is not available at Turner Stadium (home of the Atlanta Braves) is the field in the outfield. Outfield grass seating is available with general admission tickets ranging from $5 for youth and seniors to $6 for adults. That's cheaper than a movie or going to Monkey Joes!
Anyway, before Sam fell asleep in the car on the way home and became a grump when we had to wake him up, we had alot of fun at the game. As I said, much easier than trying to make a major league game, and in many ways, more kid and family friendly for a decent price.
FOr additional information, visit the Gwinnett Braves website!