Many years ago now, I recall hearing that MLB Hall of Fame player Harmon Killebrew would throw out the first pitch at the Macon Braves baseball game. At the time, the Macon Braves were the Single ‘A’ affiliate of the Atlanta Braves and their games were played at historic Luther Williams Field in Macon. That’s one of the oldest baseball stadiums in the nation. I had long admired Harmon Killebrew so I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity.
As we approach the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina that made landfall on the gulf coast on August 29, 2005, I am reminded of the gulf coast as I once knew it. I visited the Mobile, Biloxi, Gulfport & New Orleans areas many times before that fateful day. Continue reading