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The G-Blog Graces’s Top 50 MLBlogs

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

Myself (Tony Piraro), Dave Lezotte and Tony Schiavone can not thank you, the fans and supporters, enough for the support and commitment to not only your Gwinnett Braves, but to our G-Blog as well. Thank you, everyone! The G-Blog just made Major League Baseball’s Top 50 MLB Blogs at the No. 31 spot on the list. For the month of May alone, “The G-Blog” had nearly 5,000 views and our viewership is growing daily.

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No matter what, we couldn’t do it without our Gwinnett Braves. The International League South leading G-Braves have done most of the heavy lifting for us this season, as their impressive peripherals speak volumes. Regardless, we have had a great deal of action here at Coolray Field in the last two months, since the season began on April 3, with the highly anticipated Exhibition Game between the Braves Top Prospects and the Atlanta Braves.

Photo courtesy of Kyle Hess

It has been a whirlwind ever since the Braves All-Star Game with so many new and exciting events around every corner. Tim Hudson graced the Gwinnett faithful with his presence twice, as he started in front of a frenzied Coolray Field crowd for two victories. John Smoltz stopped by for his book signing of Starting and Closing and then sat down with me for a lengthy 3-part interview. We have seen five G-Braves make their accession to the next level with the Atlanta Braves or another Major League organization. We witnessed the incredible “Memorial Day Miracle” where the G-Braves scored six runs in their final at-bat to win 9-8 on Memorial Day against Lehigh Valley among other countless memories…

The great part is that the baseball season still has three months left, and then some. With the talent that the G-Braves possess, we could be in for a very exciting finish. Either way, all of us here with the G-Braves couldn’t do it without you, the fans. We appreciate your time and commitment to us, it never goes unnoticed. Thank you again for your support and we are striving to make The G-Blog better with each passing day. Stay tuned all season long for every piece of information on your Gwinnett Braves.

By: Tony Piraro

Video: Tonight is 80’s Night at Coolray Field

Come ROCK OUT with the G-Braves for a blast from the past on 80’s Night. The bigger the hair, the better. Bright, neon clothing highly recommended. We’ll have an 80’s playlist and the best clips from those 80’s movies you can’t live without.

There were so many great songs from the 80’s, but finding the best is nearly impossible to do. So, with the help of the G-Braves audio department who have their ears to the proverbial grindstone, we have made a TOP 5 1980’s Playlist for you, the fans of the Gwinnett Braves. Of course, your thoughts and opinions are always welcome. If you can’t make it out to the game on Friday night at Coolray Field, here is a taste of what to expect. Let’s start the countdown…

No. 5:  MC Hammer – Can’t Touch This

No. 4: Run DMC – It’s Tricky

No. 3: A-Ha – Take On Me

No. 2: Rick Astley – Never Gonna Give You Up

No. 1: Phil Collins – In The Air Tonight

The International League South-leading Gwinnett Braves (32-22) continue their 10-game homestand on Friday with the first of a two-game set against the South Division’s second place team, the Charlotte Knights (29-25). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM at Coolray Field. G-Braves right-hander Jair Jurrjens (3-2, 4.85) is set to oppose Charlotte left-hander Charlie Leesman (4-4, 2.39). The game will be broadcast on radio on WDUN 550 AM and 102.9 FM with Tony Schiavone calling the play-by-play.

Tickets for all Gwinnett Braves home games are on sale now at the Coolray Field Box Office. Call (678) 277-0340 or visit for more information.

We hope you can make it out to Coolray Field for this spectacular event and honoring of one of the greatest musical decades we have ever witnessed. However, if you can’t make it to the game on Friday, rest assured you will have a feel for what is going on in Lawrenceville with our Top 5 Songs of the 1980’s according to the G-Braves. Our Front Office staff pictures in their 80’s gear are coming soon. Stay tuned to The G-Blog in the coming days…

By: Tony Piraro