Here are all the firsts from opening night at SunTrust Park, featuring lots of Ender Inciarte
After four years and one season-opening road trip, the wait is finally over: The Braves opened up brand new SunTrust Park against the Padres on Friday night. The fans were ready. The concessions were ready. Even Atlanta's franchise legends were ready -- including Hank Aaron, who christened the new ballpark with a first pitch to legendary manager Bobby Cox:
Next it was the current Braves' turn to take the field, with a little help from some righteous pyrotechnics:
Phillip Phillips performed the park's first national anthem:
There was even SunTrust Park's first ... zipline ride?
And then, at exactly 7:53 p.m. ET, it was time to play ball.
One half-inning later, it was the Braves offense's turn to make some history. Cox got the inaugural Tomahawk Chop going:
No doubt inspired by the neon, Inciarte legged out the first hit ...
Of course, no ballpark opener would be complete without the first dinger. But don't worry, Inciarte took care of that, too:
Thanks in large part to Inciarte, Atlanta opened their new home with a 5-2 win. We'll give you one guess as to who caught the final out:
Inciarte concludes a night of firsts by recording the last out as the Braves open SunTrust Park with a 5-2 win— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) April 15, 2017
Alas, SunTrust Park's first