Friends Don’t Let Friends Watch the Atlanta Braves Alone
We take a look at an online Atlanta Braves’ community by talking with its founder, Gregory Harp.
After covering the Atlanta Braves’ offseason moves from every which angle, today we take a small break from Josh Donaldson and Marcell Ozuna and focus on a community of fans united by their love of the Braves.
Nobody likes to watch the Atlanta Braves alone. Last year, I moved to a land far away to embark on a new career. I left my friends and fellow Braves’ fans behind and found myself in a tiny town in the middle of Amish country and unfortunately, the Amish aren’t big on MLB.TV.
I was not familiar with Facebook groups, but someone suggested I check it out. I found a community of fans who loved the Braves just as I did. There was always a conversation going on about the lineup or our bullpen.
Anytime you need to talk Braves’ baseball, you know where to turn. For me, it was the group on Facebook called “Tomahawk Talk.”
It was the Braves that brought me in, but the passion of the group that keeps you coming back.
They lift each other up when someone needs lifting, support each other’s charitable causes, and mourn with one another. This is all under the banner of the tomahawk.
The group even has former players and certain mascots who will occasionally drop in and say “hello” or “like” a post.
The creator of the group, Gregory Harp, sat down (I suppose he could have been standing) with me to talk “Tomahawk Talk” and what your fan experience might be missing.
*I’ll post my questions in bold and his responses below.