Found August 17, 2012 on Love My Bravos:
Hit #2700 on his bobblehead night Listening to "Gold on the Ceiling" on this lovely Friday, thought y'all might like to see some pictures from this week's Padres series. I'm so sad I don't have any pictures of my own to share - over the last few seasons I've tried to make it to at least one game per home series, and this is the first I've missed in a while. (I still got a gameday program with Smiley Rossy on the cover, though.) :) Here are a few news service pictures... Really digging Socks Up Mondays. I hope they continue. Awesome catch that I missed because this was my brother's birthday and I didn't really have access to the game. :( GETTY IMAGES 3 DAYS AGOATLANTA, GA - AUGUST 13: Martin Prado #14 of the Atlanta Braves iscongratulated by Mike Minor #36 after making a sliding catch to end the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Turner Field on August 13, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia. There's a lot of force behind this throw. I wan...

Chipper Jones Walking Away Still Makes Sense, Despite Fans Clamoring for One More Season

Chipper Jones still plans to retire despite his recent tear, and that's a decision that should sit well with baseball fans. Jones' farewell tour is better than any you'll see in the music industry. This season, he's not only been every bit of the future Hall of Famer he's been for 19 years, but he has the Braves primed to make a postseason push. Yet, despite the...

Chipper Jones on 11 Alive

Thanks, Chipper | Jones' interview with Brenda Wood aired this morning in the 6:00am news hour. Enjoy!

Chipper's big night puts fans on their feet

The last time I wrote about Chipper Jones for doing something other than contributing to the demise of the English language with his "Twitta!" account, he had just gone 5-for-5 and been selected to his final NL All-Star team. He's had plenty of big moments since early July and has continued to amaze Braves fans with his exploits at the grand old age of 40. And when...

McCann not starting in 2nd straight game

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann says he has a cyst and a frayed labrum in his right shoulder. Even so, McCann is upset he's not starting for the second straight game. McCann said Saturday that a recent MRI showed a cyst is pressing on his shoulder joint, causing discomfort. He says he is able to "do all the things I need to do to play" but may...

Jones homers twice, Braves win behind Medlen

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chipper Jones homered twice and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th consecutive game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday night. Jones, who is retiring after the season, hit a two-run homer in the first, then added a towering solo shot over the wall in center in the fifth. It was his first multihomer game in more than three years...

Chipper has big bobblehead night

Chipper Jones homered twice on a night when a big crowd turned out to get his bobblehead, and the Atlanta Braves won their 15th straight game with Kris Medlen as a starter, beating the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Thursday. Seizing the moment before a weeknight turnout of 33,157 - more than the previous two nights combined - Jones hit a two-run homer in the first, then added a towering...

Daily Friar 8.18.12

The website is back up finally. Let's fill you in as to what has happened while the site has been down. The owners have voted and Ron Fowler and the O'Malleys are officially the new owners of the Padres. In the mean time Padres pitchers have forgotten how to get guys out and have not been lasting long, which of course is taxing the bullpen. The team that we have seen of late...

Sale of Padres Approved by MLB's Owners

Major League Baseball approved the sale of the San Diego Padres from John Moores to the group led by the Seidler/O’Malley families and Ron Fowler during its quarterly meetings, today in Milwaukee, MLB Commissioner Selig announced today.  Mr. Fowler will serve as the new ownership group’s control person.  The involvement of the grandchildren of Walter O’Malley –...

Layne Strikes Out Three in Debut

From the CPL Former Martinsville Mustangs starter Tom Layne made his major league debut with the San Diego Padres on August 14. The 6-3, 185-pound lefty from Mount Olive went one inning in relief and struck out the side in the Padres 6-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves. Layne, who was promoted earlier that day from Double-A San Antonio showed no signs of being nervous as two of...

Dodgers lose in extras to Braves on walk-off

ATLANTA (AP) -- Pinch-hitter Juan Francisco's two-out single in the 11th inning gave the Atlanta Braves their fourth straight win, 4-3 over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Backup catcher David Ross and light-hitting Paul Janish kept the inning going with back-to-back singles off Brandon League (0-1) before Francisco punched one to left off Jamie Wright. Jonny Venters...

Fantasy Baseball Daily Fix, August 17, 2012: Medlen & Harvey dominate

Every year, some guys come out of nowhere in the second half of the fantasy baseball season and this year that has been Kris Medlen. The former top pitching prospect for Atlanta who has battled injuries in recent years tossed a five-hit shutout with six strikeouts. He showed he is fully healthy with 104 pitches and he should remain in the rotation with the Braves temporarily moving...

Dodgers-Braves Preview

While it may be his farewell season, Chipper Jones is prepared to make his long goodbye last into October. The veteran slugger tries to build on one of his best games of the season Friday night when the Atlanta Braves open a three-game series versus the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers. The 40-year-old Jones was slowed by injuries earlier this season and has adjusted his workload...

08-17 Dale Murphy

Former Atlanta Braves Outfielder and First Baseman Dale Murphy joins Rob and Amy to discuss the impact of performance enhancing drugs on Major League Baseball
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