ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — Fans crowded The Battery outside Truist Park on October 25, 2021, to send the Atlanta Braves off to the World Series. They cheered the team on as the players loaded buses for Houston.

The fans said the day couldn’t get any brighter, and neither could the pearls they wore to pay tribute to pearl-wearing outfielder Joc Pederson. “This is very exciting. We are pumped up. We are looking forward to this win,” said Braves fan Saresa Brooks.

They’ve been looking forward to this send-off since the last one in 1999. The journey holds special meaning for father-daughter duo Lyle Woodard and Valerie Weaver. “I hope they give her a World Series. If you ever wanted something for your kid, it’s the baseball love,” Woodard said. “My name in Latin means ‘brave and strong’ actually, so this team has always been a part of me,” said Weaver. Denise Moore, another fan, reflected on bringing her kids to The Battery over the weekend to experience the excitement. “The South got something to say. We’re coming. Braves country is coming,” she said.

There’s nothing sweeter than fellowship and team spirit, except perhaps, your team winning the World Series. “Bring home the love, Braves. C’mon. For Snitker. For the town,” said Woodard. Even still, the fans made it clear that the love and support for the Braves is here to stay.