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Chicago Cubs web gem extraordinaire Reed Johnson robs royalty in the likes of Prince Fielder of a grand slam by scaling the right field wall. To top it off Fielder gives Johnson a tip of the helmet acknowledging the gold glove play. One of many spectacular snags in the career of Reed Johnson. This one never gets old.
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BEST OF MAXIM
So far, the recovery of Atlanta Braves starting pitcher
Brandon Beachy has gone smoothly. That continued yesterday, as Beachy threw 29
pitches during an extended spring training contest, his first game since
undergoing Tommy John surgery 11 months ago.
Beachy threw 29 pitches during the contest, according to
David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The right...
Veteran Braves pitcher Tim Hudson has earned nearly 100 million in his 15-season career, but a significant portion of those earnings were recently sent back to Auburn -- the place he called home in college.
Hudson and his wife, Kim, who still make their home near the Auburn campus, donated 1 million to the Tigers' baseball program to upgrade the team's clubhouse. The generous...
Atlanta Braves left-handed reliever, Jonny Venters, underwent Tommy John surgery today, and will be out for the rest of the 2013 season.
The procedure was performed by Dr. James Andrews in Gulf Breeze, Florida, and is designed to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament.
This is the second time that the 28-year old Venters has had Tommy John surgery. The first procedure was performed...
You can own Craig Kimbrel’s jersey!
How would you like to own a Braves jersey that was worn in a game? The Braves will be auctioning off game-worn jerseys between now and June 5, with proceeds going to the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
But it gets even better. The low bidder will not only receive the game-worn jersey, they will receive two tickets to the June 14 game against the...
The Atlanta Braves are ready to put their suitcases away and take their first look at the lineup they envisioned before the season.
General manager Frank Wren says Jason Heyward is expected to be activated from the disabled list for Friday night's series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. It would be Atlanta's first chance this season to have both Heyward, recovering...
The Braves have had a difficult early season schedule
After starting out 12-1, the Braves are now only 22-18 on the season, and have won only 10 of their last 27 games. When you look closer at the numbers it is a mixed bag.
The Braves are 11-3 on the season against teams that are sub .500, and only 11-15 against teams with winning records. So they are the bully who is beating...
The Braves dropped the final series of their longest road trip of the season, falling 5-3 to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Tim Hudson's mid-inning crisis continues
If one were to fall asleep within the first hour of practically any Hudson start this season, that person would likely assume the veteran is well on his way...
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel
Fans of the Atlanta Braves have certainly enjoyed the first month and a half of the season, as they have been one of the top teams in baseball. Perhaps the only people more excited about the team’s start are those who own some of the red-hot players on the Braves in fantasy leagues. Here’s a look at the top three producers right now, and whether they...
#Braves LHP Jonny Venters underwent “Tommy John” surgery today to reconstruct the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 16, 2013
Venters' “Tommy John” surgical procedure was performed in Gulf Breeze, Fla., by Dr. James Andrews. #Braves
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) May 16, 2013
1. I had a feeling this was coming, but no one likes...
It's a safe bet that the last person the struggling Diamondbacks' offense wants to see right now is Tim Hudson, who has dominated the club throughout his career. Although aside from the series opener, the Braves have had a tough time scoring runs recently as well.
Hudson looks to remain unbeaten against the D-backs as the visiting Braves hope to avoid a fifth defeat in...
Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton had to exit last night's contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks after being hit in the left shoulder by starting pitcher Wade Miley. The Braves are considering Upton day-to-day, and he told reporters after the game -- including Mark Bowman of MLB.com -- that he's likely to take Tuesday off to rest the sore shoulder.
Atlanta Braves reliever Jonny Venters, who hasn't thrown a pitch this regular season, will miss the 2013 season following the second Tommy John surgery of his career.
In his first two years with the Braves (2010-11), Venters was simply incredible as the primary setup man to Billy Wagner (in 2010) and Craig Kimbrel (in 2011), striking out 189 hitters in 171 innings and a...
The Atlanta Braves still sit atop the NL East, but haven't looked much like a first-place team lately.
The last-place Los Angeles Dodgers, meanwhile, are starting to pick up the pace.
Slumping Atlanta hopes to get a boost from Jason Heyward, who could return in the opener of a three-game set against the visiting Dodgers on Friday night.
After belting 25 homers in opening 12...
PHOENIX (AP) -- Paul Goldschmidt hit three doubles, Eric Chavez drove in three runs and the Diamondbacks beat Tim Hudson and the Braves 5-3 on Wednesday.
Cody Ross added an RBI double as the Diamondbacks won the final two games of the series after a 10-1 loss in the opener.
Hudson (4-3) had been 7-0 in nine career starts against the D-backs but got tagged. He allowed five runs...
Chapter two of the Zou Shiming era will begin when the two-time Olympic gold medalist and three-time Amateur World Champion returns to the ring and headlines an exciting card featuring two world championship fights – WBO/WBA flyweight champion Juan Estrada vs. Milan Melindo and IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich vs. Mauricio Muñoz – Saturday, July 27, at The Venetian®...