Q&A on the News

Q: The Braves recently played a doubleheader. How much time is allowed between games? I noticed the players had put new uniforms on. Do they have time to shower and shave between games? Do they eat anything?

KATHY PISKA, ATLANTA

A: The time between games depends on if it’s a traditional doubleheader (one game immediately after the other) or what’s called a day/night doubleheader, a Braves spokeswoman told Q&A on the News in an email.

In a traditional doubleheader, the second game usually will begin 30 minutes after the first.

“In that scenario, most players will catch their breath, eat something and change uniforms,” she wrote.

For a day/night doubleheader, the stadium will be cleared of fans and cleaned after the first game is over. The park will open a few hours later for Game 2. Players have the opportunity to shower, eat, relax and potentially take a nap during the break, the spokeswoman wrote.

Q: What happened to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy?

SALLY WHITTON, DALLAS

A: Kennedy retired in July 2018 after 30 years on the Supreme Court.

His retirement letter to President Donald Trump was dated June 27, 2018.

Q&A on the News runs Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Fast Copy News Service wrote this column. Do you have a question? We’ll try to get the answer. Call 404-222-2002 or email q&a@ajc.com (include name, phone and city).

Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.

Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.

X