(CTN News) – When the Braves fans gathered at Truist Park to watch the postseason opener against the Phillies, there were high hopes that their fans would be able to turn their enthusiasm into a win.
However, this was not to be. It was a rough start to the postseason for the team as they fell to the Phillies by a score of 3-1, marking a rough start to the campaign.
In an effort to be part of the action, fans travelled from far and wide to the stadium, with some even enduring long drives of five to six hours to make it as far as the stadium.
It is understood that they came prepared to support their team, but the outcome left them disappointed.
Even before entering the stadium, it was obvious that there was an energy surrounding the Braves that could not be ignored. A fierce rivalry existed between the Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies, especially after the Phillies eliminated the Braves from the playoffs a year ago.
It was an honor for David Jones, a dedicated fan of the Ravens, to attend the game despite the fact that he had a broken leg, refusing to let his injury prevent him from witnessing the game in person.
In spite of this, he remained hopeful that this year would bring him a different outcome from last year.
“My wife and I were celebrating our 20th anniversary last October when I heard him say this,” he said. This year, it didn’t break my heart as much as it usually does.
Despite the distance, the Burnett family from Oxford, Mississippi did not let the distance deter them from coming all the way to Truist Park in order to support their beloved Braves. It is important to note that while they were cautiously optimistic about the team’s prospects, they told FOX 5 that they were managing their expectations for the future.
“Let’s not put the cart before the horse,” John Burnett said, reiterating his earlier statement. Our fingers are crossed that we’ll be back in a few weeks, so fingers crossed.”
As fans had hoped, Game Phillies One didn’t turn out how the home team had hoped, resulting in a loss for the home team.
I drove four hours to see a loss, but it’s okay, I had fun,” said John Kirkpatrick, a 13-year-old Braves fan who attended the event.
It was a mother and daughter duo of Pamela and Michal Garvey who shared a laugh while noting that the Garvey team was known for its ability to step up in critical situations.
When it’s really down to the wire, they’re good at clenching it. That’s what they’re Phillies good at when it comes down to the wire,” they said. In spite of that, I was hoping they would start earlier than they did.”
In spite of the disappointment of Game One, fans are steadfast in their belief that Game Two and future games will be a lot better than Game One.