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Chipper's pre-game speech needs work

As a die-hard Atlanta Braves fan who got the opportunity to cover his favorite team for 9-years, we love Chipper Jones. He's a sure-fire Hall of Fame player...and should be. He is a mentor and a leader for the Braves, a position he's grown into over the years. In fact, we first met and interviewed Jones as a pup who was drafted by the Atlanta Braves seemingly eons ago. He...

Braves SS Simmons to miss at least 1 month

The Braves say rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger. Simmons hurt his finger on a head-first slide in Sunday's game at Philadelphia. The Braves say an examination with Dr. Gary Lourie on Monday confirmed the injury and Simmons will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. Simmons' hand will be in a cast for four...

Braves' Simmons out with finger injury

Braves rookie shortstop Andrelton Simmons will miss at least a month with a broken right little finger. Simmons hurt his finger on a head-first slide in Sunday's game at Philadelphia. The Braves on Monday said Simmons' hand will be in a cast for four weeks. His status will be updated after the cast is removed. The injury was confirmed when Simmons was examined by team...

Braves to honor Chipper during final home series

The Atlanta Braves will honor Chipper Jones before the start of his final home regular-season series. The Braves on Monday announced plans to honor Jones in a pregame ceremony Sept. 28 before they open a series against the New York Mets. Jones, who has spent his entire career in Atlanta, plans to retire after the season. The 40-year-old is hitting .318 with six homers and 33 RBIs...

Braves' Simmons fractures finger

SS Andrelton Simmons fractured his right little finger sliding into second base in the fourth inning Sunday. He successfully stretched a single into a double, but when he slid head first, he rammed his hand on the bag and the back of Phillies 2B Chase Utley's foot. He will be examined by Braves hand specialist Dr. Gary Lourie in Atlanta on Monday to determine a course of action.

Just Bryce Harper hanging out with Chipper Jones in the dugout. No big deal.

"Look grandpa! Baseball!" And so, 19 year old Bryce Harper is apparently glued to 80 40 year old Chipper Jones' side on the top step of the NL dugout during the All-Star Game. That's a good thing. Interestingly, during his pregame speech to the NL All-Stars Chipper Jones revealed that Harper nearly killed one of his kids with a line drive during BP. Still...

Nats' Harper, Braves' Bourn added to NL roster

Bryce Harper and Michael Bourn are headed to the All-Star game after all. Harper and Bourn were added to the NL roster for Tuesday's game in Kansas City after two players dropped out due to injuries. Both outfielders had lost to David Freese in online voting for one of the final spots. The 19-year-old Harper, a budding star with the Washington Nationals, becomes the youngest...

Veteran Sheets to get Sunday start for Braves

The Atlanta Braves plan to start veteran right-hander Ben Sheets in Sunday's series finale against the New York Mets. It will be the first big-league start for Sheets since July 19, 2010. Sheets, 33, has undergone two elbow surgeries and last pitched in 2010 with the Oakland Athletics. He had his best years with the Milwaukee Brewers where he was a four-time All-Star. He...

McCann stays hot to lead Braves in sweep

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday. McCann hit a grand slam on Friday, a solo shot on Saturday, then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Raul Valdes (2-2). McCann has homered in four straight...

McCann, Hanson lead Braves over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tommy Hanson pitched effectively into the eighth, Brian McCann homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the struggling Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Saturday night. The five-time defending NL East champions are freefalling since Chase Utley returned to the lineup, losing nine of 10. They just got Ryan Howard back on Friday night and have lost two in a row, though the...

Braves 4, Phillies 3

Brian McCann homered for the third straight game in the series and Dan Uggla hit a two-run shot to lead the Atlanta Braves to a three-game sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in a 4-3 win on Sunday. McCann hit a grand slam on Friday, a solo shot on Saturday, then hit the go-ahead homer in the seventh inning off Raul Valdes (2-2). McCann has homered in four straight games overall...

Phillies Drop Another Game to the Braves, 6-3

Amidst a stretch of games played against the National League East, the Phillies' woes grew worse tonight in the second game of this three-game series against Tommy Hanson and the Braves.  Brian McCann, coming off a big night, went deep again in the top of the second to put up the first run of the game.  The Phillies rallied in the bottom of the second to put up a three...
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