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Braves caravan a hit
Team kicks off Southern tour
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Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons signs a baseball bat for Cindy Moon of Dalton on Tuesday at Academy Sports + Outdoors. - photo by Jared Putnam
Nothing was going to stop Matt and Ethan Chisenhall from meeting the Atlanta Braves.The Forsyth County father and son pitched a tent outside of Academy Sports + Outdoors on Peachtree Parkway about 9 p.m. Monday. Some 18 hours later, they were the first of 488 fans to meet Braves players Tim Hudson, Paul Janish, Andrelton Simmons and Jonny Venters, as well as radio personality Don Sutton. “We slept most of the time,” said Matt Chisenhall, 30.