Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon

Let's watch Ludacris inspire the Braves offense by leading the Tomahawk Chop

There are a lot of reasons to be excited about the opening of SunTrust Park. Its beer comes aged on top of a baseball bat, after all, and it provided us with an excuse to watch Hank Aaron throw out a first pitch to Bobby Cox.
Alas, all of that awesomeness pales in comparison to the park's single greatest feature: the leading of the Tomahawk Chop, in which an Atlanta luminary sparks the Braves offense prior to the bottom of the first ... by waving a giant neon tomahawk. Cox did the honors on SunTrust Park's opening night; Saturday, it was rapper and noted Atlanta native Ludacris' turn:

Atlanta went on to beat the Padres, 4-2, in large part thanks to back-to-back homers from Brandon Phillips and Adonis García. We're not saying, we're just saying.