Stop #1: Macon, GA

Back to the Roots

The four days before Macon included stops in Huntsville, AL, Shreveport, Houston and San Antonio, a total of 1,250 miles minus treks to campsites so we were running on fumes by the time we made it to Luther Williams Field in Macon late on a Wednesday afternoon. It was a special stop, though, as it was a return to the town where I had my first job out of college as the Director of Sales and Promotion for the Macon Pirates in 1986 and where the idea for “Bill & Sue’s Excellent Adventure” was born. The Macon Braves won that night, May 15, 1991, 5-2 over the Myrtle Beach Hurricanes. Chipper Jones batted third at shortstop in the Braves lineup that night while Carlos Delgado was catching and hit cleanup for Myrtle Beach. Not bad talent for a Wednesday night in Low-A.

The Trip

The Video

The video made up of footage from our stop in Macon will be premiering on YouTube this evening at 5 pm. The link is below and don’t forget the 435 Voices podcast from Macon featuring Rob Grubbs is available via the link and on your favorite podcast player.

…”Give me Just a Little More Time

There aren’t many things to regret about our magical 1991 season but I do wish we had a chance to see more of each town we visited. Quite often the only glimpse of the surrounding area was from our seats. I hope to go back some day and once tourist sites are safely reopened here are a few sites I’d check out if I had a whole day or better yet a week!

Until We Meet Again

Who knows how long it will be until we can collectively be taken out to the ballgame again but in the meantime here are a few links in this community where you can do some good, find some important content and help us all get to the other side of this difficult season.

In the On Deck Circle: the Savannah Cardinals

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