#ThrowbackThursday: Braves celebrate clinching playoffs in 1996

#ThrowbackThursday: Braves celebrate clinching playoffs in 1996

Posted: Updated:

TAPE: SP-1330  DATE: 9/23/1996 SLUG: BRAVES CLINCH CELEBRATION TIMECODE: 26:20

I admit it.  I am one of those spoiled youngsters that the "Baby Boomers" like to complain about.  No, I never suffered through those nights at Fulton County Stadium when there were just 200 fans in the stands watching the Braves lose yet again.  My dad's stories of walking down to dugout seats because the ushers just didn't care don't seem real to me. That's because at the ripe old age of 6, I watched my favorite team go from worst to first and to Minneapolis for the World Series.  (Sidenote: Even a T-Baller could see Kent Hrbek was cheating)  Full stadiums and tomahawks have been around pretty much all of my baseball life.  I am one of those kids of that grew up in the 90's thinking that winning division championships was just something that happened every September.  Champagne celebrations, like the one seen in this week's video, came every year like Christmas or Easter.

Now I am grown up and have suffered through the Braves meltdown a couple of years ago and last season's "infield fly."  I no longer take division championships for granted.  They are hard work.  This is my first season covering my hometown team up-close and the one thing I have noticed is how locked-in this team has been.  A bunch of 20 year olds that have had one clear goal since Disney.  Their serious nature all season is why I was so thrilled to see them letting loose Sunday afternoon in Chicago.  I couldn't tell you the last time I saw Jason Heyward smile like that.  Good for him.  

Too bad they had to clinch on the road.  It delayed me getting to experience the champagne shower that I've grown up watching.  Hopefully it wasn't the last time the bubbly flows this year.

  • #ThrowbackThursday with Cody ChaffinsMore>>

  • #ThrowbackThursday: Tim McCarver vs. Deion Sanders

    #ThrowbackThursday: Tim McCarver vs. Deion Sanders

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:43 PM EDT2013-10-31 18:43:32 GMT
    On Wednesday night, FOX Sports broadcaster Tim McCarver wrapped up his announcing career by calling the Red Sox game six win and World Series championship. 
    On Wednesday night, FOX Sports broadcaster Tim McCarver wrapped up his announcing career by calling the Red Sox game six win and World Series championship.  While McCarver has been a huge part of the biggest moments in postseason baseball over the past two decades, Atlantans will remember him for one incident.
  • #ThrowbackThursday: 1982 Peachtree HS pep rally

    #ThrowbackThursday: 1982 Peachtree HS pep rally

    Thursday, October 24 2013 7:59 PM EDT2013-10-24 23:59:04 GMT
    Our weekly Team of the Week pep rallies are now a staple of High 5 Sports, but they certainly are nothing new to WAGA.  This week's video is a Channel 5 pep rally from December 1982.
    Our weekly Team of the Week pep rallies are now a staple of High 5 Sports, but they certainly are nothing new to WAGA.  This week's video is a Channel 5 pep rally from December 1982.
  • #ThrowbackThursday: Braves answer tough questions

    #ThrowbackThursday: Braves answer tough questions

    Thursday, October 10 2013 5:06 PM EDT2013-10-10 21:06:13 GMT
    Talk radio has blown up this week with criticism of Fredi Gonzalez for not bringing in Craig Kimbrel at the beginning of the 8th inning in game four against the Dodgers. 
    Talk radio has blown up this week with criticism of Fredi Gonzalez for not bringing in Craig Kimbrel at the beginning of the 8th inning in game four against the Dodgers.  It isn't the first time a Braves manager has been raked over the coals following a relief pitcher call that resulted in a go-ahead homer and a playoff loss.
  • More SportsMore>>

  • Hawks fall to Pacers 101-85 in game two

    Hawks fall to Pacers 101-85 in game two

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:58:54 GMT
    The Indiana Pacers got the better of the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night in game two of the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Pacers defeated the Hawks 101-85 and have now tied the series at one win apiece. The Pacers won on a strong performance out of their star forward Paul George. George led the team in both scoring and rebounds and ended the night with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams were playing very closely until the Pacers outscored the Hawks 31-13 in the third quarter. Jef...
    The Indiana Pacers got the better of the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday night in game two of the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Pacers defeated the Hawks 101-85 and have now tied the series at one win apiece. The Pacers won on a strong performance out of their star forward Paul George. George led the team in both scoring and rebounds and ended the night with 27 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams were playing very closely until the Pacers outscored the Hawks 31-13 in the third quarter. Jef...
  • Evan Gattis lifts Braves over Marlins after 10th inning walk off homerun

    Evan Gattis lifts Braves over Marlins after 10th inning walk off homerun

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:02:42 GMT
    The Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins Monday night 4-2 after a walk-off two run home run in the bottom of the tenth inning. After playing a marathon 14 inning game Sunday night the braves played in another extra-innings game the next night. Julio Teheran followed up his complete game shut-out in Philadelphia with another solid pitching effort giving up only one run through seven innings and striking out eight batters. A clutch RBI single by Jason Heyward in the 7th inning put the Brav...
    The Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami Marlins Monday night 4-2 after a walk-off two run home run in the bottom of the tenth inning. After playing a marathon 14 inning game Sunday night the braves played in another extra-innings game the next night. Julio Teheran followed up his complete game shut-out in Philadelphia with another solid pitching effort giving up only one run through seven innings and striking out eight batters. A clutch RBI single by Jason Heyward in the 7th inning put the Brav...
  • Chick-Fil-A bowl to add 'Peach' to its name

    Chick-Fil-A bowl to add 'Peach' to its name

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:43:06 GMT
    A big day for college football fans in Atlanta as the Chick-Fil-A bowl will be renamed. Chick-Fil-A made the official announcement Monday that the New Year’s Eve bowl game will be renamed the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. “I think it means a lot to all the people that have worked so many years to make this bowl successful, in tough times when they were outside in cold and freezing weather,” says Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl President Gary Stoikan. “I think it's the heritage that the board decided to p...
    A big day for college football fans in Atlanta as the Chick-Fil-A bowl will be renamed. Chick-Fil-A made the official announcement Monday that the New Year’s Eve bowl game will be renamed the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl. “I think it means a lot to all the people that have worked so many years to make this bowl successful, in tough times when they were outside in cold and freezing weather,” says Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl President Gary Stoikan. “I think it's the heritage that the board decided to p...
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices