Found November 13, 2013 on Busted Coverage:
PLAYERS: Chipper Jones
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves

Just look at how happy Chipper Jones is. The guy is in his element: single, deer hunting, his Playboy-posing girlfriend Taylor Higgins by…


The Ted is dead: Braves set to move to Cobb County in 2017

The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday that the team has agreed to vacate Turner Field and move into a new stadium situated in Cobb County in 2017, meaning the team will leave Fulton County for the first time since it relocated there from Milwaukee back in 1966. According to Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller, the Braves’ new stadium will be built...

Atlanta Braves Closer Craig Kimbrel Is Considering Working At Taco Bell

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has been one of the most dominant closers in Major League Baseball, however despite being signed until 2016, the spectacular relief pitcher is contemplating to switching teams. Hmmmm…. — Craig Kimbrel (@kimbrel46) November 13, 2013 I think this would be a great opportunity for Kimbrel and Taco Bell. Just think about...

Atlanta Braves closer contemplating taking a job at Taco Bell? (photo)

Clearly, Craig Kimbrel is a Taco Bell fan, just like Justin Verlander. And much like Verlander, he has been on a quite the remarkable run over the past few seasons. In 231 appearances during the 2010-2013 seasons out of the Atlanta Braves bullpen, Kimbrel has notched 139 saves to go along with an impressive 1.39 […]The post Atlanta Braves closer contemplating taking a job at Taco...

Braves Move Out of Atlanta Not a Win For Cobb Co.

When the Braves announced plans on Monday to move from downtown Atlanta to approx. 10 miles away in Cobb Co., it took most everyone by surprise. After all, this wasn’t the Rays or A’s stuck in outdated ballparks, Turner Field was opened in 1997. Based on the timeline that the Braves announced, shortly after The Ted’s 21 birthday, it will be set to be demolished. Opened in 1997...

Kimbrels host charity event for cancer research

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has a message for those attending the Curing Kids Cancer event hosted by him and his wife, Ashley, this Friday: Be warned, he has gotten up on stage to sing before and no it's not the same quality as his pitching. But he will know the words. Kimbrel's friend and country music singer Cole Swindell, who signed a record deal with Warner Bros. over...

Cowboy Boots and Cocktails tomorrow night!

  More info from Curing Kids Cancer: Atlanta Braves All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel and his wife Ashley Kimbrel are hosting an exclusive fundraising eventNovember 15, “Cowboy Boots & Cocktails.” Venue is Egyptian Ballroom of Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre. The event benefits Atlanta-based charity, Curing Kids Cancer, which Craig and Ashley Kimbrel have been very involved...

Atlanta Braves Eye New Stadium in Suburbs

The Atlanta Braves shook the baseball world when they announced earlier this week that they will be moving away from their long time downtown Atlanta stadium, Turner Field, 14 miles north to neighboring Cobb County. The new stadium will be placed where major intersections I-75 and I-285 merge and will cost approximately $672 million while seating 42,000. The decision to build a...

As new standard for closers, Kimbrel eyes perfection in 2014

ATLANTA -- The closer position is baseball's revolving door, the ever-spinning merry-go-round of velocity and movement. Here one day, gone the next. A select few buck the trend. Craig Kimbrel is one of them, already an exception to modern-day baseball's bullpen rule of thumb. Of the 30 pitchers serving as an MLB team's primary closer during Kimbrel's 2011 rookie...

A few thoughts on the Braves and Cobb County

When news broke seemingly out of the blue on Monday that the Atlanta Braves would seek to leave Turner Field at the end of their lease in 2016, the reactions were many and varied (Rembert Browne offered a popular sentiment,…Read more →

The Braves and New Stadium Financing

Monday morning brought the startling news that the Atlanta Braves will be leaving Turner Field in downtown Atlanta at the end of the 2016 season for a new ballpark in neighboring Cobb County. The ballpark will be just 20 years old when the Braves depart. It opened in 1997, after the city of Atlanta converted its Olympic Stadium into what was then a state-of-the-art ballpark. But...

Braves agree with reliever Jonny Venters on one-year deal

Left-hander Jonny Venters, coming off his second Tommy John operation in eight years, has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Atlanta Braves. In doing so, the Braves avoided arbitration with the hard-throwing reliever. Venters, one of the National League’s most valuable relief pitchers in 2011 and half of 2012, agreed to the same $1.625M salary that he received in his injury...

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel ponders Taco Bell profession in amazing tweet

Taco Bell needs closers? Well it looks like Braves closer Craig Kimbrel is willing to listen although I’m not sure they can afford him. Hmmmm…. — Craig Kimbrel (@kimbrel46) November 13, 2013 I also hear Justin Verlander is a big fan of Taco Bell which would be a deadly start/close combination for the fast more »

SF Giants Target Tim Hudson Is Open To Heading Back to the Bay Area

Tim Hudson played his first six seasons of Major League ball in the Bay Area. And now it’s looking increasingly like he may play his last years there, too. Hudson came up with the Oakland Athletics, compiling three top-6 Cy Young finishes from 1999 to 2004, while putting together a 92-39 record, with a 3.30 ERA, 1.222 WHIP, and 2.35 K/BB. From there he bolted to his hometown...

The 8 Reasons Why Closing Up Chop At Turner Field Isn’t All That Bad

By Larry Luk / @LarryLuk Many ATLiens wore their A-Town Frowns today upon hearing Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz’s announcement of the team’s intentions to build a new stadium in Cobb County. Before swearing to never chop another day, I urge you to take a breath and consider why this could be great for Braves […]The post The 8 Reasons Why Closing Up Chop At Turner...
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