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ATLANTA Taking three cuts after the Braves 9-2 win over the Phillies at Turner Field on Wednesday night.
1. Welcome to the show, El Oso Blanco
The Evan Gattis story has been told time after time.
A former Texas A&M recruit who ultimately left the game for four years, Gattis worked at a ski resort, a pizza parlor and as a janitor. He finally returned to baseball and built a Paul Bunyan-esque legend among Braves fans -- which included earning the nickname El Oso Blanco (The White Bear) in the Venezuela Winter League -- en route to making the roster.
The 26-year-old rookie catcher added to his unbelievable comeback in his major-league debut, homering off Halladay in the fourth inning for his first career hit.
Did you think anything else was going to happen? manager Fredi Gonzalez said. It didnt surprise me one bit.
Facing a 1-1 count, the 6-foot-4, 230-pound Gattis took an 88-mph cutter from the eight-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young winner, and drove it to right 380 fee...
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Chipper Jones has always come across as the old school, ah shucks, country boy. On Wednesday the former third basemen of the Atlanta Braves made some tweets in regards to bullying that are sure to raise a few eye brows.
Jones is clearly making reference to the Rutgers situation and coach Mike Rice. Rice was fired on Wednesday after video tape of his practice sessions were played...
Talk about good timing.
Braves rookie catcher Evan Gattis dug in for his second-career at-bat in the fourth inning of Wednesday night’s game against the Phillies and future Hall of Famer Roy Halladay. What happened next was miraculous.
During the at-bat, Gattis’ father was being interviewed on live TV. His old man began talking about his son’s rough past (which included drug...
The Atlanta Braves are in serious limbo regarding the sprained left elbow of Jonny Venters. He was examined by Dr. James Andrews on Monday, ajc.com reports, but stories differ on the diagnosis.
Dave O’Brien reports that a source close to the situation said surgery hasn’t been ruled out for Venters, but that the diagnosis is “undetermined.”
MLB Network, meanwhile, reports...
We make no secret (okay, I don't make any secret) of our extreme, long standing fan-ship of the Atlanta Braves.
That's why we (me) are happy to let you take a look at a promotional video brothers Justin and B.J Upton, along with a supporting cast of Braves including Hank Aaron, made during Spring Training.
It's funny: (thanks for allowing...
ATLANTA -- Complete with fireworks of allvarieties,including ones provided by Freddie Freeman, Dan Uggla and newcomer Justin Upton, Opening Day got off to a bang in Atlanta with a 7-5 win over the Phillies. And our Chopcast team was on hand to soak in all of the "pop and circumstance."
The offseason was filled with claims of offensive prowess and newfound power, but these...
The second straight Phils’ starter is crushed by the Braves’ offense, as the Phils dropped their second straight game, losing this time, 9-2.
The Braves jumped to a quick 2-o lead in the bottom of the first as, with a runner on first, and with one man out, Justin Upton hits a two-run home run, his second home run of the season, knocking in Jason Heyward, who had just singled...
ATLANTA Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 2-0 loss to the Phillies on Thursday, before 18,295 bundled-up fans at soggy Turner Field:
1. The Braves' bats were no match for Cliff Lee and the c-c-cold temperatures
To be fair, very few MLB teams would have experienced success against Lee on this night.
In a performance more reminiscent of mid-May than early...