Braves planning commemoration of final season at the Ted
ATLANTA (AP) The Braves are planning a season-long commemoration of their final year at Turner Field, including a special patch on players' jerseys.
The team announced Thursday there will be pregame ceremonies, limited-edition giveaways and other activities to mark their 20 seasons at the stadium near downtown Atlanta.
In 2017, the Braves are moving to $622 million SunTrust Park, which is under construction in suburban Cobb County.
The patch includes an outline of the soon-to-be-abandoned stadium with the words ''Turner Field, Final Season, 1997-2016.'' There is no acknowledgement that the stadium actually opened in 1996, serving as the main facility for the Summer Olympics before it was converted to baseball.
Also, the Braves are sure to downplay their dismal 15-21 playoff record at the Ted, which includes nine series-ending losses.