In they came – Chipper Jones, who so commanded third base that no one in the Braves organization will ever wear his number, 10; and Andruw Jones, a bounding force of nature in center field; a trio of retired players who bedeviled batters in both leagues — Glavine, Smoltz, Maddux. The crowd howled.
Rounding it out: Bobby Cox, the former manager – welcomed back to the field where he had so often been ejected. And a loud crowd managed to find a few more decibels.
The game - the last the Braves will play at Turner Field - started a couple of minutes late, but no matter. People kept coming in, eager to be a small part of a big moment in Atlanta history.
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