May 2013 - The AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders went all out with “The Office” connection. They gave out Dunder Mifflin, Inc. stock certificates, had cutouts of the characters you could pose with, and put up pictures of the cast in place of photos of the visiting players on the scoreboard.
May 12, 2013 - Jason Heyward, on rehab assignment with the AAA Gwinnett Braves, hits a 2-RBI single in the second inning of a game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
The G-Braves would hang on to win, snapping a 14-game losing streak.
Last spring (April 2012), the Atlanta Braves traded pitcher J.J. Hoover to the Reds for third baseman Juan Francisco.
The two went head to head today. Francisco ended up hitting a grand slam off Hoover, the first runs he’d given up in 11 innings.
Guess the Braves won the trade…for today, anyway.