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MEDIA ALERT: Atlanta Braves 2018 Chop Fest
 

Player Appearance Schedule:

WHERE: SunTrust Park and The Battery Atlanta
755 Battery Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30339


WHO
:    Current and former players, coaches and front office executives. Confirmed player appearances include*:                                                  

SATURDAY:  Jose Castro, Sal Fasano, Mike Foltynewicz, Freddie Freeman, Sam Freeman, Marquis Grissom, Chuck Hernandez, Ender Inciarte, Andruw Jones, Scott Kazmir, Nick Markakis, Dale Murphy, Terry Pendleton, Marty Reed, Pete Smith, Dansby Swanson, Ron Washington, Walt Weiss, Eric Young
 
SUNDAY: Charlie Culberson, Johnny Estrada, Tyler Flowers, Mark Lemke, Phil Niekro, Eddie Perez, Pete Smith
 
BOTH DAYS: Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies, Jesse Biddle, Aaron Blair, Rex Brothers, Johan Camargo, Grant Dayton, Max Fried, Anyelo Gomez, Alex Jackson, Jake Lindgren, Adam McCreery, Greg McMichael, A.J. Minter, Akeel Morris, Sean Newcomb, Jose Ramirez, Josh Ravin, Rio Ruiz, Lucas Sims, Brian Snitker, Preston Tucker, Arodys Vizcaino, Chase Whitley, Dan Winkler, Matt Wisler
 *Subject to change
 
WHAT: The Atlanta Braves are hosting the 2018 Chop Fest to give fans a preseason opportunity to meet and interact with their favorite Braves players, coaches and alumni. During the weekend, fans will be able to participate in an array of activities including: panel discussions, baseball clinics, photos with players, autograph sessions*, interactive attractions, Braves-themed art exhibits, games, live entertainment and more.

WHEN
Saturday, January 27, 2018; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
 
10:00 a.m.           Leadoff Chop Rally – The Plaza
                                Photos with FOX Sports Broadcasters – FOX Booth, The Plaza (until 4 p.m.)
10:30 a.m.           Throwing and Pitching Clinic – SunTrust Park field
11:00 a.m.           One on One with Alex Anthopoulos – Konica Minolta Conference Center
11:30 a.m.           Baseball 101 for Adults – SunTrust Park field
Noon                 “Kids Only” Press Conference – Konica Minolta Conference Center
                                Los Bravos Spanish-speaking Q and A – The Chop House
12:30 p.m.           Grounders and Pop Fly Clinic – SunTrust Park field 
1:00 p.m.             New Braves Mascot Reveal – Georgia Power Pavilion
1:30 p.m.             Coaching the Coaches – SunTrust Park field
2:00 p.m.             A Chat with Current Team members – Konica Minolta Conference Center
                                Mascot Meet & Greet – Plaza Fountain
2:30 p.m.             Baserunning and Hitting Clinic – SunTrust Park field
3:00 p.m.             Coaches Corner – Konica Minolta Conference Center
                                                
Sunday, January 28, 2018; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
 
10:00 a.m.       Mascot Meet & Greet – Plaza Fountain
                                FOX Sports Prize Wheel – FOX Booth, The Plaza (until 3 p.m.)
10:15 a.m.          “Kids Only” Press Conference – Konica Minolta Conference Center
10:30 a.m.          Throwing and Pitching Clinic – SunTrust Park field
11:00 a.m.          A Chat with Braves Future Stars – Konica Minolta Conference Center 
11:30 a.m.         Baseball 101 for Adults – SunTrust Park field
                         Mascot Meet & Greet – Plaza Fountain
Noon                   FOX Sports Southeast, LIVE from Chop Fest – FOX Set, The Plaza (until 2 p.m.)
                              One on One with Alex Anthopoulos – Konica Minolta Conference Center 
12:30 p.m.           Grounders and Pop Fly Clinic – SunTrust Park field
1:00 p.m.             Selfies on the field – SunTrust Park field
2:30 p.m.             Baserunning and Hitting Clinic – SunTrust Park field
                             2018 Fashion Show – Konica Minolta Conference Center
 
Both Days:
    • Braves Art and History Exhibit – The Omni Hotel
    • Free Kids Autographs (14 & under age-restricted) – SunTrust OnUp Experience
    • Autograph Sessions (*Pre-sold only) –  SunTrust Park, Terrace Level
    • Player Photo Stations – Below the Chop, Braves Dugout, INFINITI Club, Xfinity Rooftop
    • Atlanta Braves Foundation Yard Sale – Concourse Section 138
    • Rooftop Gaming Center – Xfinity Rooftop
    • On-field activities (Catch on the Field, Throw in the Bullpen, RaceTrac Beat the Freeze Challenge) – SunTrust Park field
    • Giant Bobble Head Photos – SunTrust Park, Lower Level
 
Additional details can be found at www.braves.com/chopfest

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