As the Georgia General Assembly convened a special session dedicated to redistricting, state lawmakers were still celebrating the Atlanta Braves win at the World Series.
“Does anybody feel like I do that it is a great day to live in Atlanta and the great state of Georgia, like I do today?” said Speaker of the House David Ralston. “That wasn’t a barely win. That was a beat down.”
The Braves reclaimed the title of World Series Champions for the first time since 1995, defeating the Houston Astros 4-2 in the best of 7 series. Excited speakers rose to show their support, starting with Ralston donning a Braves hat to open the special session, which has been called so the lawmakers can redraw the precinct maps for Georgia’s delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives and for both the state House and state Senate Wednesday.
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, himself a former minor league baseball player, also congratulated the Braves as he opened the Senate’s general session. When he called on President Pro Tem Butch Miller to introduce a guest, Miller first entertained the senators with a Braves’ tomahawk chop and chant.
In both chambers, lawmakers took time to praise the baseball team.
Rep. Jon Burns, R-Newington, called the team “a great bunch of guys that did a great job.
“I know I’m proud of them and proud of America’s team,” Burns said.