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Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony belongs to Braves

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- "Chicks dig the long ball," Greg Maddux told Tom Glavine before their Bash Brothers forearm bang in the incomparable 1994 Nike ad, as arguably the most accomplished pitching duo of the decade tried -- in jest -- to fit into an era of prodigious home-run hitters. But Glavine and Maddux's greatness was in how they defied the period in which they played...
Via Fox Sports South
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

2014 Hall of Fame Induction Day

4 more hours until these 3 are immortalized in baseball history. #HOFBRAVES pic.twitter.com/Yve6Fhya2c — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 27, 2014 You can follow the wall-to-wall coverage of the Braves being inducted into Cooperstown today via basically every sports media outlet out there, so I'd just like to say a few things about each inductee. Bobby Cox: I met Bobby a few...
Via Love My Bravos
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Teheran nets team-high 10th win in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-3 win over the pedestrian Padres, a much-needed victory for an Atlanta club that has struggled against also-ran teams this week: 1. It's fitting that Julio Teheran enjoyed a Greg Maddux-like night against the Padres ... considering Maddux will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday Forget about the three...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Julio Teheran picks up win against Padres

Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran allowed three runs in six innings of work in a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday night. Teheran gave up a two-run double to Yasmani Grandal in the fourth inning and an RBI single to new Padres infielder Yangervis Solarte in the fifth. On the night Teheran recorded five strikeouts without issuing a walk in addition to the three runs...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Gavin Floyd healing well

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Gavin Floyd passed the first post-surgery test from a fractured right elbow. He is showing progress and will still be on a four-week checkup.#451231566 / gettyimages.comFloyd went to New York on Thursday to visit Dr. David Altchek, the same doctor who performed the surgery on June 25. The four-week checkup showed that that the elbow has been healing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Hall of Fame Weekend: A look back at each inductee’s best moments

After a 2013 election in which no players were selected for induction into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, the 2014 class features three former on-field superstars as well as three legendary managers. Each of the six honored this weekend in Cooperstown had a lengthy impact on the game. Their plaques will be detailed, but can be defined best by a particular accomplishment—some that took...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Braves Find a Suitor for B.J. Upton?

Braves will be able to trade Upton. Perhaps they can convince a team to take him off their hands in the offseason when there’s more time to work a deal out. Right now it doesn’t look like Upton can be an upgrade for a contending team. His future might be a fourth outfielder, and he’s getting paid like a star player.
Via Baseball News Source
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Varvaro put on paternity list; Schlosser called up

ATLANTA -- The Braves put reliever Anthony Varvaro on the paternity list Wednesday as he awaits the birth of his second child, with right-hander Gus Schlosser recalled to take his place. "Anthony has kept me abreast of the whole situation when it started getting closer," Atlanta manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "We've got our fingers crossed... . We wish her the best...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Caray Has Unfortunate Slip-Up On Air

During the Atlanta Braves broadcast, Chip Caray had a very unfortunate slip-up on the air. Not the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last. [Awful Announcing] The post Chip Caray Has Unfortunate Slip-Up On Air appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons contorts wildly to make play

What…how…I don’t even know. This move by Simmons was like something out of The Matrix. He turned what looked like a picture perfect hit and run into a casual fielder’s choice. Just unbelievable.
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Justin Upton, Evan Gattis

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis is on course for a return to the lineup on Monday night, but the team may be without Justin Upton, who left Sunday's game after being hit in the left arm by a pitch. MLB.com's Joe Morgan reports that Upton was struck by an 88mph Kyle Kendrick sinker and although he initially remained in the game, his triceps stiffened up during a rain...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves looking to get rid of B.J. Upton 'at almost any cost'

After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked. The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75 million contract before last season, hoping he could bring his stout two-way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves officially release Dan Uggla

The Atlanta Braves finally made a move on Friday that most baseball fans saw coming for months now, releasing struggling second baseman Dan Uggla. Uggla was in the midst of a season that saw the thirty-four-year-old hit just two home runs (both coming in the same game) and post a .162 batting average in 48 games this season. The decision seemed to be in the works in the Atlanta...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  2 Comments

A look at the Atlanta Braves at the All-Star break

The Atlanta Braves finished the first half of their 2014 season on Sunday with a 10-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs, giving the team a 52-43 record before the All-Star Game. The team’s record leaves them behind the Washington Nationals at the top of the NL East by .001 percentage point, which means that if the season ended today they would face off with the San Francisco Giants...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves suspend Dan Uggla after he's late to game

getty images The Atlanta Braves have suspended second baseman Dan Uggla for one game without pay. That is just over $80,000 for those doing the math at home. Uggla’s suspension comes after he was extremely tardy. The Braves have not been using Uggla much as he has just 18 trips to the plate since the end of May. The veteran second baseman is hitting just .162/.241/.331 on the...
Via Tireball.com
14 days ago  |  1 Comment
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