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B.J. Upton and Justin Upton feel good about the adjustment process that has helped them get used to wearing Atlanta Braves uniforms.
The brothers have brought championship dreams back to a club that hasn’t won a World Series since 1995.
Being talented is not enough.
Developing a clubhouse chemistry with the fellas that you will play over 100 games with is the key to riding this thing all the way to the promised land.
That fact is not lost on either of the Uptons.
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If spring training seems longer this year, that’s because it is. One week longer, to be exact. For those players who have agreed to represent their home countries in the World Baseball Classic, however, spring is much shorter than usual. For Braves’ shortstop Andrelton Simmons, spring training is already over (at least for now), and he’s playing meaningful baseball one month...
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Uggla often starts slow in the spring and early season
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Justin Upton and Chris Johnson each hit solo home runs, and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 4-2 on Monday.
Upton hit a long home run to left field in the first inning and Johnson, who went 3 for 3, connected in the seventh.
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With the bases empty, that's another story.
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"About 75 of those 80 were stressful pitches," Hudson said.
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After all, he's coming off one of the most dominant seasons for a closer in baseball history.
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Former UGA star Jarvis Jones throws out the first pitch at Braves game. (Photo compliments Disney Sports and Todd Anderson, photographer)
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