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On a sweltering 90-plus degree summer day at the Braves' new ballpark, the Irvine siblings were armed with one option to battle the sun and unrelenting heat while sitting in the seats behind the right field wall: refrigerated cup holders.

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"This is the way a game should be" enjoyed, said Olivia Irvine, who usually sits on the third base line. "The 'Koozies' are great too."

NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team

A Mars Rover concept vehicle is launching a tour of the East Coast with its first stop at the Atlanta Braves' new stadium near Smyrna.

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The 5,500 pound, 11-foot-tall space vehicle will be on display outside SunTrust Park from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, as part of the "Summer of Mars Experience Tour."

Cobb County said it’s able to afford an oversight in the budget for traffic control because of nearly 30 unfilled officer vacancies in the Cobb police department.
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Getting ready for the grand opening of SunTrust Park, the new home of the Atlanta Braves, earlier this year kept Cobb County officials pretty busy. So busy that the county didn’t include a key item in its last fiscal budget: traffic control around the stadium.

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Cobb County Chairman Mike Boyce has a weekly YouTube series where he talks about what he's been up to. His last video ended this way:

Cobb County said it’s able to afford an oversight in the budget for traffic control because of nearly 30 unfilled officer vacancies in the Cobb police department.
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An alarm and an emergency evacuation message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game at SunTrust Park turned out to be a false alarm.

 

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An equipment malfunction during an altercation at a ballpark restaurant was the source of confusion in the top of the third inning, the Braves said Tuesday night.

 

Matthew Kaminski, the Atlanta Braves organist, during a game against the Washington Nationals.
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At 7:35 p.m. Friday, the Atlanta Braves host the San Diego Padres in their first home game of the new season, and in a brand new stadium to boot.

Now in his ninth season, Matthew Kaminski is the official organist of the Braves, no matter where the team calls home. Matthew joined Lois Reitzes on "City Lights" to discuss his brand-new, state-of-the-art suite at SunTrust Park ahead of tonight's game.

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