ATLANTA -- Dominique Bakilane is a soccer fan, and he admits his baseball knowledge is largely limited to the exploits of Jackie Robinson.
But he was among the first to arrive at 5:30 a.m. to wait to get into Turner Field, both to beat the Atlanta traffic, and to fulfill another part of his American dream.
Wednesday, the Senegal native and Power Springs, Ga., native, stood along with 1,094 candidates from 81 different countries to take the oath to become United States citizens -- and they did it against the background of the nation's pastime from the stands of the home of the Braves.
"It's a dream come true," said Bakilane, who had an American flag sitting in the breast pocket of his dark blue suit. "I've been waiting. When you come here, it's not easy. ... I'm really proud."
Digital versions of the stars and stripes appeared on screens throughout the stadium, while a makeshift podium had been placed atop the home dugout and the Color Guard stood at attendance at field level. Meanwh...