Found March 28, 2013 on Love My Bravos:
FOX Sports South Celebrates Atlanta Braves Opening Day Monday, April 1, with Full Slate of Braves Programming   Extended One Hour Braves LIVE Pregame Show Starts at 6 p.m. ET and DRIVEN: Kris Medlen, A Big League Journey Debuts After the Game at 11 p.m. ET   ATLANTA (March 28, 2013) - FOX Sports South will celebrate Opening Day of the 2013 Atlanta Braves season in a major way, with a full slate of Braves programming starting at 4:00 p.m. ET on Monday, April 1.  The 2013 Atlanta Braves Season Preview Show will lead off the marathon of Braves programming, followed by DRIVEN: The Chipper Jones Story.  A special one-hour Braves LIVE pregame show will begin at 6:00 p.m. ET and take fans up to first pitch vs. Philadelphia Phillies at 7:10 p.m. ET. Play-by-play announcer Chip Caray and analyst Joe Simpson partner for their fourth season on FOX Sports South and SportSouth to bring viewers the games in 2013.  Caray enters his eleventh season calling Braves games, while Simpson returns for hi...

Braves reliever Venters to visit Dr. Andrews

The left elbow of relief pitcher Johnny Venters forced him out of a spring training game on Tuesday. According to David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution the 28-year-old will visit Dr. James Andrews early next week. Venters has been one of the most reliable relief pitchers in baseball over the last three seasons. He also has made more appearances out of the bullpen then...

Gattis makes Braves' Opening Day roster

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Braves wrap-up spring training, head north

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Braves’ Jonny Venters likely to begin year on DL

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Chopcast: Opening Day fast approaches

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Chipper-less Braves expect to go right on winning

That familiar face over at third base is gone. Time for the Atlanta Braves to go through another changing of the guard. Goodbye, Chipper Jones. Hello, Jason Heyward and the Brothers Upton. The Braves head into a new era with the same high expectations - make the playoffs, contend for a championship - even though Jones won't be holding down a spot in the middle of the lineup...

Braves look built for another postseason run

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Braves 2, Astros 0

Paul Maholm extended his streak of not allowing an earned run to 24 2-3 innings as the Atlanta Braves beat a split squad of Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday in the final Grapefruit League game for both teams. Both teams left Florida almost immediately following a game that lasted just 2 hours, 7 minutes. Most starters gone well before the end. Maholm allowed only two hits with two...
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