With few exceptions, no one really expects to show up to work and find a dead body at the office. That’s what reportedly happened to someone who works at SunTrust Park, though, new home of the Atlanta Braves.


Authorities confirm to Channel 2 Action News that the person is a third-party contractor and was found dead inside a walk-in freezer at the ball park by another worker Tuesday afternoon.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has more (in one-sentence paragraph form), including that the Braves will continue to play as scheduled:

The man was a third-party contractor and was found by a fellow worker, Officer Sarah O’Hara said.

When asked if foul play was suspected, O’Hara said: “This is still an active investigation so I am unable to speculate whether or not foul play is a factor.”

She said the person’s identity would not be released until the family was notified.

O’Hara said the Braves are helping with the investigation.

The Braves will play the Cincinnati Reds at 7:35 p.m. as scheduled, spokeswoman Beth Marshall said. The team is set to play the Reds on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m.

What an odd story. Also feel free to make whatever jokes you want to about The Freeze. The gravity of the situation won’t stop anyone else from doing it, after all.


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Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.

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