ATLANTA -- Other than in St. Louis, every ballpark that the Braves travel to this season will be new for rookie sensation Jason Heyward. San Francisco, though, will be a little more special than most places.
Heyward has wanted to play at AT&T Park since in 2000, when the Braves right fielder was just 10 years old.
"I liked it the first time I saw it on TV," Heyward said. "How could you not with the water behind the right-field fence in McCovey Cove, plus the big glove and the big Coke bottle in left field? It just looked like a fun place to play."
Heyward downplayed the idea that he dreamed about hitting homers into the water like Barry Bonds.
"Not really," he said. "I wanted to hit a homer in every ballpark, not just San Francisco. That's what I still want to do."
The only Major League ballpark that Heyward played in before this season was St. Louis' Busch Stadium, the site of last year's All-Star Futures Game.