Despite an impressive 9 to 3 win over Pittsburgh Wednesday night, the Braves remain in second place going into tonight’s four-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals at Turner Field.
Still, Braves catcher Brian McCann might be smiling a bit behind home plate tonight. This week, the Braves hometown boy was named as the Atlanta nominee for the coveted 2010 Roberto Clemente Award.
As a finalist for the award, McCann will honored in a pre-game presentation tonight at The Ted.
The award, presented by Chevrolet, recognizes players who “best represent the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions to their clubs.”
In a statement sent to Intel, award reps explain that the five-time All Star catcher and 2010 All Star MVP scored the nomination in large part due to his work with wife Ashley on the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, a non-proft that raises awareness and funds for childhood cancer research.
Through various events, the McCanns have helped to raise nearly $700,000 for the charity. Brian can expect to add on to that figure tonight when a donation in his name will be made to the Rally Foundation during the pre-game ceremony.
Braves fans, meanwhile, can snap up tickets for the National League Division Series when they go on sale this morning at 10.
Division series tickets range from $15 to $80. However, if you’re feeling optimistic about the Braves chances in the post-season, the club has a deal for you.
The Braves are offering fans a savings of $25 per ticket for the NLDS and up to $115 for all playoff games if you sign up to be a Braves season ticket holder. More ticket info is available at the official Atlanta Braves website.