2010 Opening Day: Welcome To The Bigs Jason Heyward

Posted: 5th April 2010 by Garrett Tucker in MLB
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Just a week ago, 20-year-old Jason Heyward was called into Bobby Cox's office for a brief discussion. When he came out of that office, Heyward emerged as the Atlanta Braves' everyday right fielder. With the announcement, that was all the buzz surrounding the Braves for what seemed like forever, but was in reality only a week. Finally, the day is here. In what is supposed to be a vision of the future, the highly-touted rookie didn't disappoint. In his first big league at bat, the "Jay Hey Kid" launched a 447-foot homer into the Braves bullpen in right-center field, in response to the chants by 75,000 fans packed in Turner Field screaming "Let's Go Heyward!!!" Needless to say Braves fans, the future has met the present! We had all heard about baseball great Hank Aaron reaching out to He ...

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