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The Atlanta Braves are in town, and it was a showdown of the big Braves versus the little Braves, as some people call them.

"Go Braves!"

"It's a dream come true." says Brady Polk, a baseball fan.

A dream come true to get an up close look at the Atlanta Braves...in town for the first time ever.

"We're big fans, I'm a huge fan. My daughter Macey is a huge fan also." says Michael Busby

For some families, Saturday's game is part of their Easter weekend activities.

"We get together every weekend for Easter, and I convinced them. I said why don't y'all come to Jackson this weekend, and we go see the Braves play the Braves this time. That would be a fun little Easter weekend for the whole family."

Macey Busby was excited about the game, even though it wasn't her first one.

She got a chance to take care of some unfinished business with the team's mascot.

"Well, Nana and paw paw gave me a statue because the last time I was here, I didn't get to see him."

Another young baseball fan says she enjoyed the game, but not the rain.

"Its pretty cool, but its not very fun because the jumpies are down."

Some baseball fans almost didn't make it.

The game was in high demand, selling out in less than 48 hours.

"We actually didn't get tickets, it sold out really fast. I had a friend of mine sell us tickets yesterday."

Even though the major leaguers beat their minor league stars, fans see this game as a major move for the metro.

"Well its wonderful, you know there's not many cities like this, this size that has the opportunity to see big league baseball."

The game ended with a record crowd of 8, 217, the largest crowd in the park's history.

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