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07/25/2011

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Chris Stufflestreet

Nothing says "South" or 1970s quite like the single-wide trailer in the background of that picture.

Well, that and the Braves' uniform at the time.

France's Carlson

Biff Pocoroba was my baseball hero of and for all time. I literally chronicled his entire '77 season...every home run...every double and triple...every runner thrown out at second or tagged out at home. He was the bomb. I have a hilarious story I could tell you about meeting him 15 years later when he owned and operated an Italian restaurant in suburban Atlanta...but it's too good a story to relegate to this small space.

Michael Bowers

Biff was my Hero as well. I was born in the ATL in 1970. My dad brought my brother and I to Fulton County all the time to see the braves. I got Biff to autograph a ball for me, which I still have as well as every baseball card made from him. I remember he went 5 for 5 with 5 RBI's one game. I cried when he was released. The braves had signed Alex Trevino, who was just crappy. So many Catcher have played for the Braves, many All-Stars, but not as awesome as "Poco"

jr.

I know Biff, he is a client I'm helping in the sausage making business. Very serious Gentlmen, but good convo.

CLAY MARSTON

THE TRAILER BEHIND BIFF WAS THERE FOR A FEW SPRINGS AND WAS AT TIMES EITHER THE PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OR WAS USED AS EXTRA OFFICE SPACE AS THE OLD STADIUM HAD VERY LIMITED OFFICE SPACE(S) - OUR SEATS FOR THE BRAVES AND EXPOS WERE IMMEDIATELY ACROSS TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS CARD IN FRONT ROW BESIDE BRAVES DUGOUT WHERE MY MOTHER AND I HAD ORIGINALLY 4 SEATS FROM 1966 THEN WENT DOWN TO 2 SEATS FROM 1986 THROUGH 1997 BEING SOME OF THE INITIAL FIRST PEOPLE TO EVER HAVE BRAVES SPRING TRAINING TICKETS AND WERE EVENTUALLY THE LONGEST CONTINUOUS SEASON TICKET HOLDERS OVER THAT 32 YEAR STRETCH FROM THE TIME THE STADIUM OPENED UNTIL THE BRAVES LEFT FOR ORLANDO / WALT DISNEY WORLD AT WHICH THE EXPOS WENT NORTH TO THE NEW ROGER DEAN STADIUM IN JUPITER WHERE THEY JOINED UP WITH THE ST. LOUIS CARDINALS WHO HAD TRAVELED ACROSS FROM THE WEST SIDE OF FLORIDA - FROM 1998 WE AGAIN HAD 4 SEATS FOR BOTH TEAMS BUT THE MAGIC WAS GONE AFTER ONLY A FEW YEARS AND WE NOW DO NOT ATTEND ALL THAT MANY SPRING TRAINING GAMES - BIFF WAS A VERY PLEASANT AND MOST POPULAR FELLOW AND I WOULD WELL IMAGINE HE HAS REMAINED THIS WAY TO THIS VERY DAY - COLONEL77

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  • Dan Epstein is the author of Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s and Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of '76, both published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press. He writes about baseball, music and other cultural obsessions for a variety of outlets and publications. He lives in Southern California, and is available for speaking engagements.