With the MLB season postponed for nobody-knows-how-long, the third-base gate to Truist Park was chained shut on Tuesday. 
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com
Photo: Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

In place of home opener, Braves plan ‘At Home Opener’ 

On the day of what would have been their home opener, the Braves plan to present an “At Home Opener” via social-media channels Friday. 

The 90-minute programming will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include remote interviews by Braves broadcasters with general manager Alex Anthopoulos, manager Brian Snitker and first baseman Freddie Freeman. 

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The Braves said the programming also will include the national anthem performed by Timothy Miller, messages from players and appearances by ballpark regulars “RaceTrac’s Beat the Freeze” and “The Home Depot Tool Race,” among other features.

The program, which will be hosted by Braves in-game emcee Mark Owens, will run until 7 p.m. on the Braves’ YouTube, Facebook and Los Bravos Facebook platforms.  It will lead to Fox Sports South’s telecast of a replay of the Braves’ home opener from last year — an 8-0 win over the Chicago Cubs — starting at 7 p.m.

The Braves originally were scheduled to open the 2020 season at Arizona last week and were scheduled to play their home opener against the Miami Marlins at Truist Park on Friday night. The MLB season is postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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