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B.J. Upton: Name change has nothing to do with new chapter

By Steve DelVecchio Atlanta Braves outfielder B.J. Upton — excuse me, Melvin Upton Jr. — will be looking to turn over a new leaf when the 2015 season begins. That is not why he is ditching the name B.J. Over the weekend, Upton announced that he would like to be referred to as Melvin Upton Jr. going forward. Melvin is B.J.’s birth name. His father’s nickname is “Bossman” and Upton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton ditching his nickname for the 2015 season

By Steve DelVecchio The Atlanta Braves would love to unload outfielder B.J. Upton in the wake of two horrendous seasons. Instead, the team will have to settle for a change in identity from the 30-year-old. Upton, who has batted an abysmal .196 since the Braves signed him in 2013, has announced that he will be going by his full name in 2015 rather than his nickname. B.J. Upton...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves dismiss GM Frank Wren; is Fredi next?

Repercussions from a dismal 2014 season were in store for members of the Atlanta Braves, and the first major move was made on Monday, as the organization fired general manager Frank Wren just one day after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. Wren’s tenure was undone by bad contracts and winning when it mattered most Wren had served as the Braves’ GM since...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Top three weaknesses in Braves’ lineup

Mike Minor gave up 7 runs to the St. Louis Cardinals his last start. On May 5, in the second game of the series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Atlanta Braves snapped their seven-game losing streak with a 2 – 1 victory. Looking to start a new winning streak, hopes of that were lost after the Cardinals knocked Mike Minor around for a 7 – 1 victory. This is not new: Just last...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The Ted is dead: Braves set to move to Cobb County in 2017

The Atlanta Braves announced on Monday that the team has agreed to vacate Turner Field and move into a new stadium situated in Cobb County in 2017, meaning the team will leave Fulton County for the first time since it relocated there from Milwaukee back in 1966. According to Braves executives John Schuerholz, Mike Plant and Derek Schiller, the Braves’ new stadium will be built at...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Trade Time: Possible Targets for the Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves finished off their first series of the second half of the season on Sunday with disappointing results, as the team lost 3-1 to the White Sox on Sunday, failing to take two out of three from the team stationed in last in the AL Central. Although the results of one series—that  also saw B.J. Upton and Jason Heyward stay out of the lineup—are hardly enough to start...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2013  |  2 Comments

Upton brothers collide chasing fly ball in outfield

Just when you thought a couple of siblings would have some special connection on the field, the Upton brothers go out and collide tracking a fly ball in the outfield. New York Mets shortstop Omar Quintanilla flied a ball to left center with two outs in the top of the fifth on Tuesday. B.J. Upton, [...]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 18, 2013  |  1 Comment
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