Atlanta Braves' Pregame Fireworks Accidentally Set American Flag on Fire

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2014

via Julie Paulk Facebook

The Atlanta Braves wanted to put on a good show for their fans before their 2014 home opener on Tuesday, but things didn't go as planned.

During pregame introductions, the franchise decided to try something new. The plan was to shoot fireworks off from the top of the outfield scoreboard at Turner Field, which the Braves had not done before. Unfortunately, one of the pyrotechnics got a little too close to the American flag above the scoreboard and set it on fire:

Luckily, the flag was flame retardant and quickly put the fire out on its own.

Atlanta's 11Alive reported that the flag will be replaced on Wednesday and that the Braves will no longer put pyrotechnics on the large scoreboard.

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