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This story has been covered on the interwebs on several occasions before this post — including a mention on Wikipedia, a source of 100% reliability — but it’s making the rounds again and given its whimsical nature and cultural and historical importance, it is certainly worth another visit. Old Hoss Radbourn was a pitcher for the 1886 Boston Beaneaters, an organization that after many years would one day become the Atlanta Braves. During a team photo, Old Hoss can be clearly seen giving the middle finger, flipping the bird, the one-finger salute, what have you. As the story goes, the Beaneaters were set to face the New York Giants on the day the photo was taken and apparently, Old Hoss felt the urge to send a little message to the players on the rival squad. And he accomplished delivery of said message by way of shooting up his middle finger. And as luck would have it, the photographer snapped the picture — or whatever they did back then — at the perfect moment. As mentioned above, ...
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The Braves have been quick to let us know which current Braves are playing for Team USA (Go Kimmie and Meds!) and about how Andrelton is playing on Team Great Smiles (...I mean, Netherlands). But what about everyone else (Marteen)? And what about former Braves or minor-league Braves? We care about those guys too!
Here's a breakdown. One asterisk indicates a minor-leaguer, two...
The Atlanta Braves have largely remained dormant this winter, aside from signing BJ Upton to replace Michael Bourn as the team's center fielder. Aside from filling that hole in center field, the Braves really didn't need to do much this winter. They still haven't replaced Chipper Jones' bat in their lineup, but aside from that, Atlanta largely stood pat. But now,...
The Atlanta Braves Country Caravan will roll through the southeast from Jan. 22-Feb. 2.
For two weeks, Braves players, coaches, broadcasters and front office staff will hit the road, traveling nearly 3,000 miles of Braves territory to meet and greet fans prior to taking off for spring training.
The Braves Country Caravan provides the opportunity to engage fans with players, coaches...
The Braves system is not as deep as it once was and the majority of the talent is found in the lower levels of the system. With that said, there are some intriguing pitching and up-the-middle infield prospects. The outfield depth is very thin.
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ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with five players Friday, including outfielder Jason Heyward, starting pitcher Kris Medlen and reliever Eric O'Flaherty.
Heyward agreed to a one-year deal worth 3.65 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility, a big increase from the 565,000 he made last season while batting .269 with 27 homers, 82 RBIs and 21 stolen...
Greatings once again everyone. It is I, Sky from Razzball fantasy football to try and mess up your 2013 fantasy baseball season before it even starts. Wait, I'm here to help...yeah, that's it. Before you scoff at seeing Dan Uggla, I would like to let you know I've come from the future and I've seen some amazing things. In this far off dystopian future, I see people...
The Atlanta Braves avoided arbitration with five players Friday, including outfielder Jason Heyward and starting pitcher Kris Medlen.
Heyward agreed to a one-year deal worth $3.65 million after batting .269 with 27 homers, 82 RBIs and 21 stolen bases last season. Medlen settled for a $2.6 million contract, coming off a season in which he became the team's most dominant starter...
The Braves have one of the best bullpens in baseball. New addition Jordan Walden is a flamethrower and former closer who effectively compliments lefties Johnny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty in their effort to set up for all world closer Craig Kimbrel. In the arms race that is the NL East this season, it seems like Atlanta had the edge in the bullpen department. Until yesterday...
Former MLB Fan Cave Dweller Rich Mast is back with a brand new video for Atlanta Braves fans. You remember Ricky right? He’s the guy who brought us the “Chipper Jones Go Yickitty” video last season…
Here’s his latest work, summarizing the Braves winter. Enjoy.
Is it possible we are watching the beginning of the end for Dan Uggla? Let’s look at some facts from his forgettable 2012 season:
He posted his second-highest strikeout rate (26.7%) in his career and he posted 4 months in 2012 that were worse than his worst month in 2011.
His power basically disappeared as he posted a career-low .164 ISO (career .216 / previous low .198 in 2006...
The Atlanta Braves announced their 2013 minor league coaching staffs today, including five managers returning to their current post for the upcoming season. In addition, the Braves will have a new minor league field coordinator for the 2013 campaign, while each of their minor league rovers will be returning.
The Gwinnett Braves (AAA) will feature a new manager as Randy Ready joins...
Ready to talk Tigers? Want to hear the opinion of the TigsTown staff? Welcome to the TigsTown Roundtable! This week's question: If he remains on the market, should the Tigers make a run at Michael Bourn on a short-term deal?