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John Smoltz might be a Hall of Fame pitcher, but his skills don't apparently translate very well to go-kart racing. The former Atlanta Braves pitcher (who also had a brief stint with the Red Sox) was driving one during taping for CBS' TV show The Players Club, when he apparently lost control of the vehicle and plowed into the barrier surrounding the track. We're guessing he was OK after the incident, considering the laughter from the audience on hand for it. Check out the crash for yourself in the video below.

John Smoltz' go kart ride for The Players Club marred by crash

Atlanta Braves great John Smoltz wipes out on a go-kart while filming a new CBS show called The Players Club. Which, appropriately enough, was the name of Lenny Dykstra's magazine. Every time you... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Jones gives Braves another dramatic home run

There couldn't have been another ending to this one. No way. Fate just wouldn't allow it. This was the kind of conclusion where a 40-year-old man in his baseball swansong could be so filled with emotion that he would yank the batting helmet off his graying head and spike it on the infield grass. It was the kind of game to fill him with so much glee that he would stomp on...

Chipper Jones Walk Off Reaction (Video)

This video says it all. In the last year of his career, the Atlanta Braves’ soon-to-be Hall of Famer Chipper Jones steadily amazes. Playing the Philadelphia Phillies, with the score tied in the bottom of the 11th, Chipper  Jones hits a blast to walk-off and celebrate. The Braves win 15-13. Trust me, Chipper is must see

Jones' 11th-inning homer gives Braves a wild win over Phillies

ATLANTA -- Chipper Jones hit a loud fly ball just foul on a 2-2 pitch, then launched a two-run homer on the 3-2 pitch to give the Atlanta Braves a 15-13 win over the Philadelphia Phillies in 11 innings Wednesday night at Turner Field. "I'm just glad it's over," Jones said. "I'm spent." It was the Braves' first victory over the Phillies in nine...

Jones' HR in 11th lifts Braves past Phillies

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones' bad left knee has limited his playing time at the start of his final season, so he says it's important to make the most of his chances. "When I am in there, I want to make a splash," Jones said. "I did it tonight." Jones hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves overcame Carlos Ruiz's seven RBIs...

Chipper's walk-off HR wins slugfest

Chipper Jones hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning and the Atlanta Braves overcame Carlos Ruiz's seven RBIs to outlast the Philadelphia Phillies 15-13 on Wednesday night. The seesaw game saw the Braves rally from a 6-0 deficit against Roy Halladay, then come back from four runs down in the eighth. Dan Uggla led off the Atlanta 11th with a single. Jones just missed a homer...

Brian McCann and the Braves lose all High Five Privileges

Only nerds screw up high fives. Athletes are suppose to nail it directly palm-to-palm, then head off to the dugout to drink some beer and eat some pizza. The Atlanta Braves are nerds, therefore the Washington Nationals will win the division due to the Gatorade showers to their cute team interviewer. Because that is what real athletes do. [Follow me @TravisHouser]

Chipper Jones does it again!

Here is the reaction from the clubhouse after a crazy win for the Braves over the Phillies.

Series Preview - Oppressed Natives from Atlanta

Phillies (11-12) at Atlanta [Insensitive Names] (14-) Pitching Matchups:Tuesday, 7:05 - Cole Hamels v. Brandon BeachyWednesday, 7:05 - Roy Halladay v. Tom HansonThursday, 1:35 - Joe Blanton v. Randall DelgadoNative Americans Batting:Runs -  116 (4th)Avg - .259 (10th)Slug - .409 (11th)Nobody on the team is having a great season, but nobody is struggling either. Over half of their...

Braves give up two runs in 8th, fall to Phillies

ATLANTA (AP) -- John Mayberry Jr. doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the eighth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of the season between the NL East rivals. After Brandon Beachy gave up only two runs in seven innings to outlast Phillies starter Cole Hamels, the Phillies broke a 2-2 tie with two runs against...

Phillies 4, Braves 2

ATLANTA -- If it's the Phillies, then it seems the Braves have to start right-hander Brandon Beachy. And he still hasn't beaten them, after the Phillies broke a 2-2 tie with two runs in the eighth inning Tuesday, winning the game 4-2. Beachy drew the Phils four times in 2011, and had the 0-1 record and 4.58 ERA to show for it. He was not buying the premise that continually...

Phillies-Braves Preview

The last time Philadelphia and Atlanta met, the Phillies left the field victorious and ready to begin the playoffs. The Braves walked off stunned that they would be missing the postseason after holding a seemingly insurmountable wild-card lead just weeks earlier. Atlanta and Philadelphia open a three-game series Tuesday night at Turner Field, the site where the Phillies eliminated...
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