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Braves celebrate opening day by burning the American flag

This is the second worst thing than can happen to a pyrotechnics operator after losing a hand.

If you happened to be at Turner Field on Tuesday night you were treated to a good old fashioned flag burning, courtesy of the Atlanta Braves.

A mishap with the team's pyrotechnics caused the flag to ignite when they were launched from the "Braves Vision" screen. The Braves are said to be adjusting their fireworks so this won't happen again and will install a new flag.

The season is off to a great start!

h/t Deadspin