July 7, 2011
Staff Photo: Jason Braverman. Colorado's Charlie Blackmon, a North Gwinnett graduate, acknowledges a fan at Turner Field during batting practice prior to the start of Wednesday's game.
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Despite getting off to a hot start in Class AAA with Colorado Springs, Blackmon didn't expect to get a quick promotion.
ATLANTA — Charlie Blackmon admits that he looked at the Colorado schedule early this season while still in the minors, checking to see when the Rockies might be making their trip to Turner Field.