ATLANTA -- Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez recently went to a Lassiter High School football game knowing the home crowd would likely not be in a celebratory mood. After mourning this past summer's sudden death of Phillip Lutzenkirchen, one of its most beloved alums, the school endured a winless campaign on the gridiron.
But Gonzalez's experience on this Halloween evening actually proved to be quite gratifying when Chris Heitzman walked over to greet him.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.