Tuesday, March 24, 2009
"Levi Walker Jr. was the third, and most well known, of the people who played Chief Noc-A-Homa, the Braves mascot who had a tepee in the left-field stands at the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium from 1969 to 1986. When management removed his tepee in 1982 to add more seats, the Braves immediately lost 19 of 21 games, prompting a fan outcry that resulted in the tepee being reinstated. They then recovered and won the National League West. He and the Braves parted company in 1986, after Walker said the club cited missed public appearances."
The real truth is that political correctness got 'em.
I may go up to Helen to meet the Chief.
This will be the first Braves season in 25 years without my Father.
He was a crazed fan. He NEVER missed a game. EVER. He left my wedding early to catch a 7 pm'er on TBS. He lived, and died with the Braves.
We got a memorial brick for him somewhere in the Ted. I gotta go find it and take a picture of it.