Thursday, January 19, 2012

Hudson part of city-bound Braves group

Tim Hudson, the former Auburn All-American, will be part of the five-person contingent coming to Montgomery as part of the annual "Braves Country" Caravan.

The event is Jan. 29 and will be from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Academy Sports in Eastchase. The Braves have stops at Fort Benning, Ga., and Auburn that day, too. Hudson grew up in Phenix City and still has a ranch near Auburn. (The Auburn appearance runs 3-4:30 p.m.)

Catcher David Ross, first baseman Eric Hinske, shortstop Tyler Pastornicky and new advance scout/assistant hitting coach Scott Fletcher will also be there. Pastornicky started last year in Double-A (and faced the Biscuits) and finished in the majors.

If you're busy Jan. 29, there's always Feb. 2 at an Academy Sports near Birmingham. Pitchers Jair Jurrjens and Randall Delgado, general manager Frank Wren and bench coach Carlos Tosca will be there from 4-5:30 p.m.

1 comment:

socomfy said...

Wow, I am underwhelmed by the level of talent. The same star as last year who everyone here saw at Auburn, a backup catcher, a backup first baseman, the new scout that nobody knows and the rookie shortstop that we all saw last year.

They sure aren't doing much to stake a claim on Montgomery being "braves country"! Well, at least there wont be any need to get there at five am to queue up for stars.