Clayton County Schools celebrating Braves with “paraphernalia day”

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Credit: Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@

Clayton County Schools is celebrating the Atlanta Braves trip to the World Series on Tuesday with a “paraphernalia day” of items dedicated to the team.

During Monday’s Clayton County Board of Education meeting, chairwoman Jessie Goree directed Superintendent Morcease Beasley to set up the event as a way to show the school system’s support for the baseball team, which will play game 1 tonight against the Houston Astros.

“We have mandated that Dr. Beasley is going to have a Braves paraphernalia day because, you know, the Braves are in the World Series and so Clayton County Public Schools needs to support the Atlanta Braves,” Goree said, eliciting a standing ovation for the team. “We need the Braves to bring that trophy home.”

Goree also asked her fellow board members to wear Braves attire at the group’s next meeting on Monday, although she expressed some reservations on the soundness of her request.

“I hope we’re not going to be a jinx,” she said, explaining that the Atlanta Falcons lost in their Super Bowl appearance the last time the board wore paraphernalia supporting the city’s football team.