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Braves reveal 'SunTrust Park' name at stadium groundbreaking

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Atlanta Braves didn't spare any of the "pomp" or "circumstance" in Tuesday's ostentatious groundbreaking ceremony for the new baseball stadium -- set for a 2017 launch -- rolling out a legion of local/regional/national dignitaries and promoting a circus atmosphere at the site of the Cobb County venue. There was also some mystery...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 8/24/14

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Finally, the Hank Aaron/Hank the Dog Photo-Op: Does anyone remember Hank the Dog?  In spring training, the story of Hank’s rescue by coach Ed Sedar captivated Brewer...
Via Brewers Bar
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Burglar who stole from Aaron's home gets eight years in prison

Last summer, the home of MLB legend Hank Aaron was broken into and items were stolen while Aaron was away in New York for the 2013 All-Star Game.All told, police eventually caught three men responsible for the burglary involving Aaron's Georgia home, one of which received his punishment from a judge on Monday.Isiah Slaton, 24, was sentenced to eight years in prison and 42 years...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome archival footage from 1965 All-Star Game surfaces

In 1965, Minnesota hosted its first All-Star Game. Tonight, the state hosts its third midsummer classic. MLB released some archival footage of that 1965 game, which features a number of Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Al Kaline, Frank Robinson, Roberto Clemente, and Sandy Koufax. It’s really an awesome piece of history, and I love that MLB keeps dangling these historical...
Via The Outside Corner
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hammerin' Hank receives slew of racist hate mail, again

After speaking his mind about the progress that's been made in race relations over the last 40 years, Hank Aaron sparked many to send the Atlanta Braves racially-charged letters of disapproval. 
Via FOXSports.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

John Rocker calls out Hank Aaron for Republican comments

In December 1999, John Rocker’s now infamous interview with Jeff Pearlman hit the pages of Sports Illustrated and it didn’t take long for Hank Aaron to take notice. “To be honest with you, I was very sick and disgusted with the whole situation,” the Atlanta Braves legend said.  “For someone in the situation of Mr. Rocker to make those statements is ridiculous.  I have...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron Is Still The Home Run King

Hank Aaron was honored by the Atlanta Braves before the game against the New York Mets on Tuesday night. They held a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of Aaron’s 715th home run, the home run that surpassed Babe Ruth to become the new home run king. Aaron eventually ended his career with 755 home runs, that was later surpassed by Barry Bonds, who had 762. So by all accounts...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves to honor 40th anniversary of Aaron's record

The Atlanta Braves are planning to honor the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron's record 715th home run in a pregame ceremony before their home opener against the Mets on April 8. The team also announced Tuesday that the Braves will wear a commemorative patch on the right sleeve during the season. The patch, shaped like home plate, carries the number 715, Aaron's autograph and...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: A-Rod had awkward encounter with Hank Aaron

According to Page Six, New York Yankees slugger/pariah Alex Rodriguez, who has controversy and scandal engulfing him like the cloud of dirt and grime that surrounds Pig-Pen from “Peanuts,” had an awkward encounter with Hall of Famer Hank Aaron when both were dining at Nobu in New York. Apparently, as reported by a Page Six “spy,” […]The post A-Rod approaches Hank Aaron...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron: First PED violation should be 100-game suspension, second lifetime ban

Every time a player gets caught using performance-enhancing drugs, it leads to a discussion about whether or not the punishment is harsh enough. On paper, being suspended for a third of the season for a first offense and more than half of the season for a second offense sounds pretty significant. Baseball has a 162-game season, so players who test positive lose a lot of time and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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