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After the game some of the former Braves players came onto the infield to unfurl a banner for the fans to see."Thanks for the memories," it said.
Many fans lingered as the shadows lengthened, clearly not wanting the day at the ballpark to end. Kids crowded up the fence just behind the Braves dugout, hoping to pick up souvenir bats or balls. A few of them were rewarded. Invited guests posed in groups on the field for pictures.
The Diamond’s giant sound system switched from its usual peppy pop music to "Auld Lang Syne."
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
R-Braves say thanks and goodbye
The R-Braves won their last game, ever, at the Diamond: Richmond 9, Norfolk 3. A report on that game and the sell-out atmosphere at yesterday afternoon's baseball game, penned by yours truly, is at Richmond.com.