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Love My Bravos:
Late last week I was at my parents' house and my dad was watching a rerun of NCIS/Law & Order/one of his usual Dad Shows, I don't remember. "Deddy, you're watching the wrong channel," I joked. "The Braves are on."
"I thought we didn't get Braves games anymore because we have Dish?"
Well, no. It seems there are some misunderstandings about this press release. As things stand now, fans with Dish Network will miss this weekend's entire series against the Mets unless Dish decides to carry the 45+ games they are currently not planning on carrying. AT&T U-verse, Charter, DirecTV, XFINITY... all the other carriers have agreed to carry these games. And apparently Dish has been telling people that what FSS is asking is too much, and they're open to a "fair" deal? Um, if U-verse, Charter, DirecTV, and XFINITY have all agreed to it, I'm gonna go ahead and say FSS presented a fair deal.
The same thing happened last year...
BEST OF MAXIM
ATLANTA This was predictable.
Following two captivating starts to the 2013 season, Braves hitters Justin Upton and Evan Gattis took home National League monthly honors on Thursday. Upton was named N.L. Player of the Month and Gattis was named N.L. Rookie of the Month for their contributions to the Braves' 17-9 April start.
The two newcomers Upton via trade, Gattis via the...
ATLANTA Following Tuesday's Braves game against the Nationals, there were plenty of questions concerning future opinions, especially those of how baseball voters would view the career of Tim Hudson. The 37-year-old veteran had just won his 200th game in memorable fashion: pitching seven innings of one-run ball to go along with his third career home run.
But how should his career...
ATLANTA -- There are things more important than baseball. Both the Braves and the Nationals know it, and that's why both managers were visibly concerned upon learning that an Atlanta-based cameraman had passed away at an area hospital after suffering a heart attack at Turner Field on Wednesday night.
Reuben Porras, 61, from Newnan, Ga., was working for the MLB Network when he...
Fredi Gonzalez has the Braves in first place in the NL East
Yesterday’s article entitled, “Braves Could Have Decisions to Make,” detailed the struggles of Dan Uggla and B.J. Upton, and talked about options Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez may at some point consider.
The real question I’m going to talk about today, is when if it all would it be appropriate for Gonzalez to bench...
Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward is hoping to return to the team before the end of May. On Satuday Heyward will take some swings with a bat and could add some catching and throwing.
Currently Heyward has been walking on a treadmill and riding a stationary bike as he works his way back from an appendectomy.
“Everybody is telling me to take my time,” Heyward told the Atlanta...
ATLANTA -- Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann made quick work of the Braves, pitching two-hit ball over eight innings. The game was played in a brisk 2 hours, 15 minutes on a night when both Zimmermann and Atlanta starter Paul Maholm threw a lot of great pitches.Here are three takeaways from the pitchers' duel:
1. The strikeouts are going to come.
Even with the best record...
Atlanta Braves third baseman Juan Francisco exited last
night’s game against the New York Mets due to an ankle injury. The injury has
been diagnosed as a mild ankle sprain, and the Braves are considering Francisco
as day-to-day, according to David O’Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
#Braves Francisco has mild ankle sprain, listed as day-to-day
— David O'...
The Washington Nationals say an Atlanta-area television worker has died after collapsing before their game against the Braves.
Nationals spokesman John Dever says 61-year-old Reuben Porras of Newnan, Ga., collapsed Wednesday while setting up for MLB Network, which is set to broadcast the finale of the four-game series in Atlanta on Thursday.
Washington's head athletic trainer...
Is 200 the new 300?
For decades now, 300 wins for a pitcher has been the standard of automatic entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame. However, when Randy Johnson achieved the feat in 2009, many asked the very legitimate question of whether or not the Big Unit would be the very last pitcher to ever hit that mark. Conventional wisdom says Johnson will indeed be the last.
PHOENIX -- Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero is hardly surprised that Justin Upton broke loose with a 12-home run April in his new Atlanta home. He has seen Upton flex before.
That does mean Upton would have done the same had he stayed in Sedona red, Montero said.
We all know he is capable of that,'' said Montero, who played with Upton from 2007 to 2012. "The big...
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Team News and Notes
Atlanta Braves (17-9)
Justin Upton launched his major league leading 12th home run of the season this week. He hit just 17 a year ago, and is currently on pace to shatter his career high of 31 back in 2011. The same can’t be said for his brother B.J. Upton, who has just three home runs, and is hitting a paltry .143 on the season. Freddie...
David Wright hit the tying home run in the ninth inning off closer Craig Kimbrel and the New York Mets scored twice in the 10th to rally for a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
The Mets, who have won two in a row after dropping six in a row, scored four of their first five runs on homers before taking a two-run lead off Jordan Walden (1-1) in the 10th.
The Atlanta Braves' all-or-nothing offense has provided closer to nothing of late, though that hasn't been case when the New York Mets have visited Turner Field.
The NL East-leading Braves will try to get back on track and beat the Mets for the eighth time in nine home games in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night.
After getting shut out with only two hits...