Watch Jeff Francouer’s first at-bat for the Braves this season

As you know by now, the Braves have traded Jeff Francoeur, again. He goes to the Marlins in a three-team deal, Braves beat writer David O’Brien reports.

AJC file photo

AJC file photo

I don’t cover sports but spent time at Turner Field earlier this year for this Sunday feature on the Braves’ longest-serving usher, Walter Banks. So I happened to be there when Francoeur came up to bat in the eighth inning during the home opener. All of Turner Field, as you can tell from the video clip below, shook with celebration in welcoming him home.

I like to experiment with different apps and for this one I used Vine, which I sort of regret. Vine loops are fleeting, only lasting 6 seconds. But unlike Snapchat or Instagram Stories at least, you can capture the moment to remember later.

So, maybe it was a fitting way to capture Frenchy’s brief return with the Braves after all:

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