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Jimmy Carter shares favorite Braves memory: "I kissed one of the coaches"

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President Jimmy Carter is a regular at Braves games and has witnessed plenty of exciting moments for the locals, both in the regular season and playoffs.

But his most cherished memory is the Sid Bream slide, and nothing else -- even Hank Aaron's 715th home run -- comes close.

Carter was close to the action for the Slide when it sent the Braves to the World Series in 1992, and he remembers every detail of it to this day, from the tension building when Bream rounded third, to third base coach Jimy Williams sending him home, to the dog pile at home plate when Bream was called safe.

As Williams has told the story in the past, just as the scene at Fulton County Stadium turned chaotic, an overzealous Braves fan rushed up to him and enveloped him in a huge hug.

The fan? President Carter.

To hear the former president tell it today, however, apparently, there was a little more than a hug involved.

"I kissed one of the coaches," Carter laughed, prior to Game 2 of the Division Series between the Braves and Dodgers. "I hate to admit it now. But I did."