So… this happened. Last night at the home opener for the Atlanta Braves the celebratory fireworks during the game might have been just a bit too close to the American flag and unfortunately, it caught fire. Whoops. It was obviously just a case of “in the wrong place at the wrong time” for Old Glory and not some sore of inadvertent political statement by the front office, but man, what a picture!
The bad omen, er, mishap was captured on film by 92.9 The Game’s Mike Conti. Probably not the best imagery for the home opener. (The Braves also lost the game to the Mets, which isn’t the greatest for a home opener either.)