Found March 09, 2013 on
Hall of Very Good:
It's been a good week for Chipper Jones.
Tuesday, the former Atlanta Braves star was honored by the Georgia House of Representatives as a resolution, sponsored by Representative Sam Teasley, was passed proclaiming March 5, 2013 as "Chipper Jones Day" in the state. And on Friday, the 1999 National League MVP dropped this subtle hint via Twitter.
Suffice it to say, this isn't the only time Jones will be making his way back to Turner Field this season. On June 28, the club is set to retire the eight-time All-Star's number and induct him into the team's Hall of Fame before the Braves take the field against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It was reported earlier this week that the Atlanta Braves would consider trading left-handed reliever Jonny Venters. However, David O’Brien of
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the team hasn’t yet discussed dealing
#Braves haven't talked about trading Venters. Not saying they wouldn't listen at some point, but it's not something they've discussed...
Orlando, Fla. There are few problems to find on the Braves roster, at least on paper.
As manager Fredi Gonzalez makes his way through spring training with his new-look lineup, formidable rotation and top-of-the-line bullpen, the few remaining position battles have made themselves clear: third base and the final one or two bench spots. That's really it. The Braves look to be...
ATLANTA This is the Julio Teheran everyone has been waiting for.
Though his nine spring innings are but a small sample size, Teheran, the 22-year-old Colombian product and top Braves prospect, looks to have his confidence back. He's one of seven Braves pitchers below a 3.00 ERA this spring (2.00) and his 12 strikeouts are tied for second among all Grapefruit League participants...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. Brian McCann took some light swings with a bat, chatting up a member of the Braves medical staff and his teenage son about their golf games as the catcher bided his time, waited to take batting practice at Champions Stadium.
In the distance the team charter bus transporting McCanns teammates to another spring training game pulled off, leaving the rehabbing...
Check out this play from Netherlands shortstop Andrelton Simmons during their WBC matchup with Cuba last night. With one out in the top of the second inning, Cuban shortstop Erisbel Arruebarruena hit a pop up into shallow center field on the second base side of the bag. Simmons comes from out of nowhere at his shortstop position to make a sliding catch, calling off center fielder...
Here are some pictures and stuff from this week's World Baseball Classic games. It's mostly Simba, because he's been a star for his country.
Andrelton Simmons of Netherlands bats in the third inning during the World Baseball Classic First Round Group B match between the Netherland and Chinese Taipei at Intercontinental Baseball Stadium on March 3, 2013 in Taichung, Taiwan...
Get in there Uggla. My butt hurts after drafting you last year.
Despite what you've read Dan Uggla is not dead. Do not inhale the white smoke. Put away the black ensemble. Do not shed a tear. Fake experts across the world have buried a man alive. Much like Dianne Feinstein these so-called experts fear returning veterans. But we fantasy gods love...
Photo credit: theseoduke
After being selected seventh overall in the 2009 Amateur Draft, Mike Minor has seen more bad days than good ones in Atlanta. Even though his strikeout numbers have been more than respectable, his career 4.37 ERA and 1.30 WHIP leave much to be desired. Minor started 30 games for the Braves last year, his first full season in the majors, and posted career-bests...
Freddie Freeman and rookie Evan Gattis each hit their second home run this spring and the Atlanta Braves beat the Houston Astros 14-9 Friday in a meeting of split squads.
Freeman's two-run shot off Jordan Lyles came in a six-run first inning. Gattis hit a three-run homer off Sam Demel in the second and added an RBI double the next inning.
Lyles gave up seven hits and six runs...