ATLANTA The belt hangs in Tim Hudsons locker in the Braves clubhouse, black leather with silver adornments, a WWE-style trophy proclaiming its owner the A.B.F.L. (Atlanta Braves Football League) Heavyweight Champion.
Its a title Hudson has held onto the last two years as the winner of teams fantasy football league, but his streak and his season ended with a loss to closer Craig Kimbrel in the third-place game.
Hudsons reign may be over but another title has been bestowed upon him. With the retirement of Chipper Jones, the 37-year-old is now the senior-most player on the Braves roster.
Yeah, its kind of funny, Im the oldest guy on the team now, Hudson said. I still feel like Im one of the guys. Im young at heart even though Im a little long in the tooth. I still feel like I can go out there and hang with the young guys even though Im not a young guy anymore.
With 14 major-league seasons under his belt, including eight in Atlanta, Hudson has become one of the teams unquestioned l...