Trio to represent Braves at Draft
Garr, Cronin and Kilby announcing team's selections
ATLANTA -- When the Braves get ready to make their first selection in this year's First-Year Play Draft, they'll have their favorite Road Runner representing them with the announcement.
For the second straight year, Major League teams will be sending notable representatives to Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. Representing the Braves will be Ralph "The Road Runner" Garr, Hep Cronin and Gregg Kilby.
MLB.com will carry every pick of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, which takes place June 5-6 at The Milk House at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. Day 1 coverage on BaseballChannel.TV begins at 1 p.m. ET with a special ceremonial Draft of former Negro Leaguers who will be on hand at The Milk House.
The First-Year Player Draft follows at 2 p.m. with a simulcast of ESPN2's broadcast of the first round and compensation picks. The remaining rounds on Day 1 will be shown exclusively on BaseballChannel.TV, with live analysis on site from MLB.com Draft guru Jonathan Mayo and David Rawnsley of Perfect Game USA.
Several of the top amateur prospects are expected to be in attendance in Orlando for Day 1 of the Draft, and each of the 30 Major League clubs will be represented by front office executives and baseball luminaries. Fans are welcome to attend Day 1 of the Draft, and admission to The Milk House is free with seating limited to a first-come, first-served basis.
Day 2 will get under way at 11:30 a.m. and continue through Round 50, if necessary. Every pick on Day 2 can be heard live at MLB.com.
Garr, who was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2006, serves as an area scout for Atlanta in southeastern Texas. He hit .306 during a 13-season Major League career that included eight seasons in Atlanta.
Cronin, once regarded as one of the top high school basketball coaches in Ohio, has served as a Braves scout for more than 25 years. He is one of the club's four professional scouts.
Kilby, a former coach at the University of Maryland, has been scouting Florida for the Braves since 2005.
Mark Bowman is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.