On a day when Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz were in attendance, the Braves season – and the tenure of the team at Turner Field – came to a fitting end on Sunday in a 1-0 shutout of the Tigers by the Braves ace Julio Teheran. After twenty years at “The Ted”, the Braves will be moving up the road to SunTrust Park next year. The game began with the “All Turner Field” team taking their respective positions and Glavine, Maddux and Smoltz all throwing out a simultaneous first pitch. A flag covering nearly the entire outfield was rolled out for the national anthem sung by Atlanta opera tenor Timothy Miller and the game got the Blue Angels’ treatment with a jet flyover.

The team had many giveaways for the game, including the requisite tomahawk but also souvenir tickets and the t-shirt cannons were out in full force. Many fans decided they would try for some other souvenirs from the stadium, including signs, bunting and even bricks from the pavement in the plaza. The number of security personnel manning the exits though was likely more than at Hartsfield-Jackson airport and they stopped a number of people before they made it outside. 

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