Found June 04, 2012 on
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 on the butt for taking his own bite out of Hanson in the way of his first big league home run.
Hanson probably had the last laugh (until he regains some RPM’s on that fastball, this happens all summer long) because the Braves won the game 3-2 and knocked the Nationals from sole possession of first place in the NL East.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tommy Hanson shook off an agonizing start to outpitch Gio Gonzalez, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 Sunday to end a six-game skid against their NL East rivals.
Hanson (6-4) gave up homers to the first two batters he faced, with rookies Steve Lombardozzi and Bryce Harper connecting on consecutive pitches.
Hanson then blanked the Nationals...
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...
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...
At almost every baseball game, its not too difficult to find the person whose had a little bit too much to drink.
Check out this woman attending an Atlanta Braves game whose clearly had a little bit too much to drink:
(Courtesy of Sweater Punch)
Perhaps hidden somewhere in a small town in America is a baseball player with major talent who won't be drafted this week.
That overlooked player can find encouragement in the undrafted major leagues' ERA leader, Atlanta's Brandon Beachy.
Beachy, from Kokomo, Ind., didn't overwhelm scouts as a junior third baseman and closer at Indiana Wesleyan University in 2008...
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...
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...
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...