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Braves score 6 runs in 3rd, beat Padres 8-3

ATLANTA (AP) -- Chris Johnson and Ryan Doumit each drove in two runs during Atlanta's six-run third inning and the Braves beat Eric Stults the San Diego Padres 8-3 on Sunday. The Braves trailed 1-0 before roughing up Stults (3-13). Back-to-back doubles by Gerald Laird and Andrelton Simmons started the inning. Tommy La Stella hit an RBI single that skipped between Stults'...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Johnson-led Braves crush Cubs in first-half finale

Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 10-7 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, putting an exclamation point on Atlanta's strong first half of the season: 1. Chris Johnson and his red-hot bat might not enjoy the four-day break from baseball The kids in Johnson's neighborhood shouldn't be too surprised if/when the Braves third baseman crashes a sandlot...
Via Fox Sports South
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cubs fan pulls off switcheroo on home run ball hit by Braves

Your browser does not support iframes.It's very clear that Saturday wasn't this guy's first trip to the ballpark.Seen here is a rather intuitive Chicago Cubs fan pulling the old switcheroo on a home run ball hit by Atlanta Braves batter Chris Johnson at Wrigley Field.As you can see from the video, the fan came prepared with another non-home run ball to retrieve from his...
Via Bush League Chronicle
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson and swing batter batter

Remember in Little League or PAL (like I played) where the players on the field would chant, "Swing Batter Batter," before each pitch? Apparently, Chris Johnson of the Atlanta Braves is still hearing those chants in his head. Of course, Johnson has had multiple occurrences of blowing up with his temper, so who knows what else is going on in his head. But the bottom line...
Via The Flagrant Fan
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson removed from Braves game after throwing temper tantrum

Atlanta Braves third basemen Chris Johnson let anger get the best of him Friday night when he was removed from the game by manager Fredi Gonzalez due to throwing a temper tantrum.The incident which sparked the outburst occurred in the second inning when Johnson went down on strikes to Rockies hurler Jordan Lyles. This fueled Johnson to go crazy in the tunnel leading to Atlanta'...
Via Bush League Chronicle
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Cannot give Terry Pendleton a pass on dust up with Johnson

I happened to be flipping through some links this morning and came upon this report of a dust up between Braves' coach, Terry Pendleton, and Chris Johnson. I found the replay to be quite disturbing. The problem for me here is that I have no idea of the history that preceded the incident. I do not know if Chris Johnson is a jerk or not. I do not know if he did throw his...
Via The Flagrant Fan
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves player, coach have physical confrontation in dugout

After Chris Johnson grounded out to Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins to end last night's game in Atlanta, the Braves third baseman got into a confrontation in Atlanta's dugout with first base coach Terry Pendleton. The official word is that the confrontation was caused when Johnson threw his helmet in frustration after the game, and that it inadvertently hit Pendleton....
Via The Outside Corner
September 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Braves infielder Chris Johnson becomes victim of bubble gum prank (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Atlanta Braves infielder Chris Johnson became the victim of a bubble gum prank during Sunday's game at Busch Stadium as a teammate placed a chewing gum bubble on top of his cap in the dugout. Chris Johnson didn't suspect a thing until he saw a reflection of himself in catcher Reed Johnson's sunglasses. Video via MLB. Visit...
Via Holdout Sports
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Is Atlanta Braves Third Baseman Chris Johnson Really This Good?

It’s not often that the throw-in player of a trade ends up being just as important as the main piece that was acquired. Usually, the individual who is “thrown in” to a deal is typically used as a stopgap to fill a positional need while the team waits patiently for a prospect to develop. For the Atlanta Braves, they needed a third baseman coming into the year due to future...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
August 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson, Braves Third Baseman, Calls ‘Uncle’ on Long Spring Training

Apparently Chris Johnson is tired of spring training. After nearly a month and a half of baseball’s preseason, Johnson is finally calling “uncle.” Hey Spring training....... UNCLE— Chris Johnson (@C_Johnson28) March 23, 2013 It’s understandable that the Braves third baseman wants spring ball to end, he’s tearing the cover off the ball, batting .368 with a .923 OPS, three...
Via NESN.com
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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