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Great American Ballpark has always been friendly to home runs
The Atlanta Braves will be in very comfortable surroundings the next three games, when they take on the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park in a 3-game series beginning tonight.
Great American Park doesn’t have a fancy nickname like “Homer Heaven” or “The Launching Pad,” but it has been very friendly to hitters since it opened in 2003.
With the Braves second in the majors in homers, it looks like a formula that could result in quite a few baseballs disappearing into the outfield seats and beyond the next few days.
Last season the Reds’ home ranked second in the majors, behind only Miller Park in Milwaukee, as being the most homer friendly park. In 2011 Great American Park ranked third behind only Coors Park in Colorado and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
While the potential is there for the Braves to have a home run explosion in this series at Great American Ballpark, the Braves could also continue to strike out a...
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Former Atlanta Brave player Chipper Jones spent Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway serving as the grand marshal for the Aaron’s 499. Jones made his rounds though the media center and was thrilled to be on hand for the race which his baseball career had prevented him from attending.
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Otis Nixon was a staple piece of so many great Atlanta Braves teams during the 1990′s. Nixon was lauded for overcoming several addictions and beating drugs some time back.
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The Braves and Reds tangle again tonight at 7:10
How ’bout Andrelton Simmons last night? He went 3 for 4 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI and made a play at second base that still has me scratching my head. If he makes that play in the seventh game of the World Series it would be legendary. Check out the video at: Andrelton Simmons Great Play
With last night’s win the Braves...
ATLANTA Fredi Gonzalez ran out yet another new starting lineup Monday night in Cincinnati, but this time it was not due to experimentation not behind the plate anyways.
Catcher Brian McCann returned after missing the first 30 games of the season while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery, being plugged into the No. 6 hole in his first game back in the majors. The six-time...
The Atlanta Braves have optioned infielder Tyler Pastornicky to their Triple-A Gwinnett minor league affiliate. Having to make room for Brian McCann‘s return, Pastornicky was the odd man out. Struggling with the parent club this season, Pastornicky looks to regain his confidence with Gwinnett.
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Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann is ready to come off the disabled list on Monday.
McCann had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder last October. He was expected to complete his rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday and accompany the team to Cincinnati.
Rookie catcher Evan Gattis has hit .250 with seven homers...
For the first game of their 10-game road trip, the Braves traveled to Cincinnati and notched an impressive 7-4 win over the defending N.L. Central champs. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Andrelton Simmons reverted back to World Baseball Classic form
Atlanta's young shortstop was the talk of the international baseball world at times this offseason following his...
The Atlanta Braves game that was postponed on Saturday, May 4, against the New York Mets has been rescheduled for Tuesday, June 18 at 1:10 p.m. as part of a split doubleheader.
The game will air on SportSouth.
Fans holding tickets to the May 4 game (game tickets, parking, family pack andor Batting Practice Experience) can use those same tickets to enter for the 1:10 p.m. game...
Tickets to the May 4 rainout game are good for the rescheduled June 18 game
The Atlanta Braves and New York Mets game that was rained out this past Saturday (May 4) has been rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader. The game will be played Tuesday, June 18 at 1:10 p.m.
The game will be televised on SportsSouth.
Fans who have tickets from the cancelled May 4 game (game tickets...
Braves starter Tim Hudson won his 200th game last week against the Washington Nationals, and today was awarded the National Player of the Week honor for the week ending May 5. Hudson went on to beat the Mets on Sunday to notch his 201st win and finish a perfect, 2-0 for the week.
Not only did Hudson pitch well last week, he laced a double to left center and then smashed an opposite...
Too much rest led to too many walks for Jonathon Niese.
With his start pushed back by an off day Thursday and a rainout Saturday, Niese was wild on Sunday as he matched his career high with six walks and gave up seven runs in the New York Mets' 9-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves.
Niese, who had been scheduled to pitch Saturday, was making his first start since April 28 -- exactly...
Andrelton Simmons homered twice and drove in a career-high four runs on Monday night, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 7-4 victory that ended the Cincinnati Reds' winning streak at three games.
The Braves won at a place where they've had little success lately. They were 0-4 at Great American Ball Park last year and 14-25 overall since it opened for the 2003 season.
The Atlanta Braves defeated the New York Mets 9-4 on Sunday. It was also bring your dog to the game day so naturally someone dressed their dog as a hot dog and then fed it a hot dog.
Back to baseball; the Braves will welcome back six-time All-Star catcher Brian McCann when they travel to Cincinnati to open a series on Monday.