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Tim Hudson remembers when he was the young gun in the clubhouse.
Now, he's the old dude, looking a bit out of place on one of baseball's most promising pitching staffs.
But don't count him out just yet. At 36, Hudson isn't quite ready to pass the torch to all those hot young prospects on the Atlanta Braves. Quite the contrary. After undergoing back surgery over the winter - yep, the sort of operation usually reserved for an aging athlete - the right-hander feels better than ever.
''I'm in my prime,'' Hudson said, breaking into a mischievous grin.
He won't be ready to go at the start of the season. After two vertebrae in his lower back were fused during an operation in late November, Hudson is about a month behind schedule. For him, opening day is May 1.
But Hudson has no regrets about undergoing the procedure, having endured steadily increasing pain over the last three or four seasons. Finally, after being unable to get started on his lat...
BEST OF MAXIM
LARGE AND IN CHARGE
Chipper Jones reported to the Atlanta Braves camp and something was noticeably different. Apparently Chipper decided to go on the same off season diet as Boris Diaw. Jones is in the final year of a guaranteed contract, and thus we have no doubt he will shed some of these lbs before the end of spring training
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For those of you too young to remember the classic 70s TV show Sanford and Son, you probably won’t get Tim Hudson’s sly reference to how he felt prior to his unavoidable back surgery three months ago. For those of you who have seen an episode or two of the finest sitcom centered around a father/son duo and their junkyard shenanigans, peppered with some off-color racism, no...
2011 Spring Training
Atlanta Braves’ legend Chipper Jones is about to turn 40 years old this April, and still plans to man the hotcorner for the only Major League team he has played for since 1993.
As a 40-year old, it is very easy to put on some weight if you aren’t conscious of your dieting and exercise. Or, ya know, if you aren’t a professional athlete.
Jones, listed as...
Ah yes, Yohan Flande. He's also known by the English translation of his name, "AAA roster filler". But let me be serious for a minute. Flande isn't in the top ten starting pitchers on Atlanta's depth chart, and he's really just....a warm body to fill out the AAA rotation.You can do a lot worse than Flande, though. In 137 innings for Gwinnett, split between...
Braves starter Tommy Hanson, who missed a nice chunk of time last season with shoulder problems, was involved in a single car accident this morning on his way to the Braves complex in Orlando. According to Mark Bowman, Hanson blew out a tire and bumped his head. He showed up at camp, but didn't participate in any workouts, and went to a doctor to be checked for a concussion....
Martin Prado has prepared himself for the likelihood that he will not spend his entire professional career with the Braves. But he admits he still felt some concern as he went through the winter knowing his name was linked to many trade rumors.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after wrecking on his way to spring training. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that Hanson will miss the first two days of spring training, then gradually work his way back into a normal routine. If there are no setbacks, he should be back at full strength within a week.
The Braves will likely keep Tommy Hanson out of workouts until at least Monday as he continues to recover from a Grade 1 concussion suffered after a tire blew on his car resulting in a one-car accident early Monday morning.
Atlanta Braves pitcher Tommy Hanson has been diagnosed with a mild concussion after wrecking on his way to spring training.
The Braves will show caution with Tommy Hanson as he recovers from a mild concussion that he suffered when he was involved in a one-car accident early Monday morning.
Tommy Hanson still does not know exactly what happened after he blew a tire and was involved in a one-car accident while traveling to the Braves Spring Training complex early Monday morning.
Veteran starter Tim Hudson, who underwent back surgery in November, is hoping to be back on the mound with the Braves in May.