See that beautiful American flag flying high over Turner Field next to the Atlanta Braves logo above the center field scoreboard? Well it had a rough night when it actually caught on fire during the Braves’ home opener.
This was a result of a pyrotechnics mishap according to a team spokesman who spoke with 11Alive News.
Braves Spokesperson Beth Marshall told 11Alive News it happened because of new pyrotechnics. For the first time, they put pyrotechnics on Braves Vision (that’s the large HD screen). One of the pyrotechnics flew at the flag and lit it on fire. Marshall said the material of the flag is flame retardant, so it went out on its own.
Good luck getting Major League Baseball’s Opening Day to become a national holiday now… thanks Atlanta.Deadspin
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