Found June 05, 2012 on
Reading Between The Seams:
The Atlanta Braves, along with Delta Airlines, are giving one local fan a chance to throw out the first pitch against the Yankees next Wednesday. Contestants can enter online, but there are a few catches. The winner must find their own transportation to the ballpark, and must live in the southeastern United States. Technically the winner must live in either Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, and specific parts of western North Carolina (according to the rules).
One would think that some free plane tickets might be involved, considering Delta is the major sponsor, but that is not the case. The winner, to be selected on Saturday, receives 4 tickets to the game, a parking pass, access to batting practice, $100 worth of something called “Braves Bucks”, and the honor to throw out the first pitch.
“Delta Day” at Turner Field is June 13, but no flight will be rewarded to the winner of the contest. Seems a little odd. The Braves are certainly hoping that the contest is not won by a Yankees fan living in the contest radius.
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oh hey Slider
Hard to refrain from the endless possibilities of bad puns on my name..but nothing better than an off day spent at the beach! #baseballtans
— Brandon Beachy (@Brandon_Beachy) June 4, 2012
Obviously this made me think of the Braves playing beach volleyball, which made me think of Top Gun (as any normal straight girl would), which made me want to assign Top Gun characters...
Tommy Hanson, some would say you deserved a better fate.
Here we see frame-by-frame Hanson’s once dazzling 89 MPH fastball hit into the seats in right field at Nationals Park. This was the most impressive of Harper’s five career home runs in my opinion. Watch the speed of the bat head exploding through the zone.
The blast came while opponents were still patting Steve Lombardozzi...
Fredi Gonzalez has made it clear.
Hes not going to be the one to tell Dan Uggla hes getting a day off. At least not to his face.
Maybe Gonzalez could text him, send a personal message on Facebook or even talk to him via the electronic wizardry of Skype. Do people still send telegrams?
Perhaps someone else can tell him. Any volunteers?
Or maybe Ill have one of you do it, he joked...
ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves looked to a local player for their first pick when they picked right-handed pitcher Lucas Sims from Brookwood High School near Atlanta in the first round of Major League Baseball's first-year player draft.Sims, who watched the draft with his family in Gwinnett County, says he has been a Braves fan all his life and being drafted by his favorite...
Your browser does not support iframes. Dan Uggla spent five seasons with the Marlins franchise before the second baseman was traded to the Atlanta Braves prior to the 2011 season, so it was an interesting development when he hit his 200th career round-tripper in the Miami Marlins’ brand-spanking-new ballpark. Uggla said, “This is where I [...]
Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 11-0.
Uggla hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and he scored a direct hit on the middle of the sculpture with a two-run homer in the ninth estimated...
MIAMI (AP) -- Dan Uggla hit two homers in his first game at Marlins Park, including a tape-measure blow off the home-run sculpture, and Tim Hudson pitched a five-hitter for his 13th career shutout Tuesday night to help the Atlanta Braves beat Miami 11-0.
Uggla hit a solo homer in the fourth inning, and he scored a direct hit on the middle of the sculpture with a two-run homer in...
MIAMI (AP) -- Randall Delgado pitched 6 1-3 innings and contributed his first RBI of the year Wednesday, and three relievers completed a two-hitter to help the Atlanta Braves beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 Wednesday night.
Brian McCann had three of the Braves' six hits and scored a run.
Delgado (4-5) allowed one run and had a career-high seven strikeouts. He won for only the second...
After splitting a rain shortened series with the Nationals, the Braves open a 3-game series today in Miami. The first game of the scheduled 3-game series in D.C. was postponed due to rain and tornado warnings. It has yet to be announced when that game will be made up, though the schedule looks most promising in August.
Heading into Miami, the Braves face a team that is tied for first...
Even though they are two of the most famous athletes to come from
Jacksonville, Tim Tebow and Chipper Jones have never met.
Tuesday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Tim Hudson (3-2, 4.60 ERA) vs. Anibal Sanchez (3-3, 2.57)
Wednesday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Randall Delgado (3-5, 4.58) vs. Josh Johnson (3-3, 4.83)
Thursday: Atlanta at Miami, 7:10 p.m. (SportSouth); Mike Minor (2-4, 6.98) vs. Mark Buehrle (5-5, 3.53)
Friday: Toronto at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m. (FOX Sports...
Tune into FOX Sports Florida at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Miami Marlins take on the Atlanta Braves.
Dan Uggla had plenty of good moments during his five seasons in Florida as a member of the Marlins.
No matter the ballpark, he's been pretty dangerous as a visitor with the Atlanta Braves.
Uggla looks to stay hot and help Atlanta earn its ninth victory in its last 11 road meetings...