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A 30-year old lifelong Braves fan fell 65 feet to his death last night during a rain delay at Turner Field. Police have ruled out foul play in the death of Ronald Lee Homer Jr. The accident happened right at the end of a two-hour rain delay in a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Atlanta Braves. Sadly, he had just finished a cell phone conversation with his mother before the fall. As Connie Homer said of her final talk with her son, "He said, 'I love you, Mom,' and I said, 'I love you too,' And that was it." An autopsy is planned for today by the Fulton County medical examiner's office.
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Atlanta Braves infielder Chris Johnson was unceremoniously tossed by home plate umpire Jim Joyce for arguing a called 3rd strike on a check swing in the first inning of Saturday’s game against the Marlins. Johnson lipped off to Joyce, then threw his bat and slammed down his helmet, which prompted the ump to toss the N.L.’s leading hitter. Atlanta would go on to lose to the Marlins...
Tim Hudson will not pitch again during the 2013 season but the right-hander believes he will be ready to go for the start of 2014.
Hudson, 38, expects to be healthy by late November or December.
Hudson on being ready for spring training: “We’re looking at being totally healed from this thing at the end of Nov or beginning of Dec.”
— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) August...
ATLANTA -- Taking three cuts as the Braves rode Chris Johnson's two-run home runs and Kris Medlen's arm and bat to a 3-1 victory over the Phillies Tuesday at Turner Field.
1. Medlen most certainly has his swagger back
With a 14 12-game lead in the National League East, the last thing the rest of baseball wants to see is the Braves getting even better. But with Kris Medlen...
The Atlanta Braves have placed second baseman Dan Uggla on the 15-day DL following LASIK surgery, and have recalled Tyler Pastornicky from AAA Gwinnett to replace him on the active roster. Uggla's vision has been an issue all season, and he's gone through numerous different contact lenses to attempt to correct his vision issues. The 33-year old's streakiness has hit...
Kris Medlen has more proof he's returning to his 2012 form, and the evidence -- a win over the Phillies -- is especially encouraging.
The right-hander continued his late-season surge by winning his fourth straight start, Chris Johnson hit a two-run home run and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 3-1 Tuesday night.
Entering the game, Medlen had a 5.85 ERA in his career against...
As the red-hot Atlanta Braves needed anymore reinforcements, they could be getting another starting pitcher back to add even more depth. When Tim Hudson went down, the Braves depth at pitcher became a true strength. Paul Maholm's return from the DL will only help that further.
According to Makr Bowman of MLB.com, Maholm is progressing well in his rehab and could return...
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 5-1 loss to the Phillies, before a soggy, but hearty crowd of 20,676:
1. Julio Teheran might only regret two pitches from this night ... against the Phillies' weakest two hitters (on paper)
In the third inning, Philly pitcher Cole Hamels strode to the plate with one out, apparently set on raking Teheran's first...
Authorities identified a fan who died after falling more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta's Turner Field as a 29-year-old man.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office early Tuesday identified the man as Ronald Homer of Conyers, Ga., and said an autopsy was planned for Tuesday.
Homer fell during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and...
Saw this on the ESPN ticker while drinking last night. It's now been confirmed as real:
Dan Uggla is on the DL after having Lasik surgery that the Braves wanted him to have in the spring.
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Kris Medlen continued his late-season surge by winning his fourth straight start, Chris Johnson hit a two-run home run and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-1 Tuesday night.
Medlen (10-10) appeared to be in danger of being sent to the bullpen one month ago. In late July, Tim Hudson was lost for the season with a broken right ankle and Paul Maholm went on the 15...
A man who fell more than 60 feet from an upper-level platform at Atlanta's Turner Field onto a parking lot during a baseball game died Monday night, police said.
Atlanta police spokesman John Chafee confirmed the death of the man, whose name has not been released. The man fell during Monday night's game between the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies.
In horrible news out of Atlanta, a man has died after falling 65 feet over an upper deck railing. The man was alive and taken to a local hospital where he was initially listed in critical condition. However, he died a short time later.
Alexis Stevens of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the man fell over a railing into a parking lot. There were no signs of foul play...
via i70baseball.com In this week’s Triple Play, we look at the hottest of several scorching Braves hitters, a closer who can’t put nor shut up, the man tasked with replacing Nelson Cruz, and plus more items like our weekly Wainwright Walk Watch and the Ichiro Hit Tracker. Off we go:
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Philadelphia Phillies (53-66) vs Atlanta Braves (73-47)
John Lannan (3-5, 4.81) vs Brandon Beachy (1-0, 5.00)
Time: 7:10, Turner Field
Weather: 73, cloudy, chance of later thunderstorms
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The Phils look to win the series from the first-place Braves in Atlanta. This one looks like it will start right around 9:00 PM tonight.