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John Smoltz’s MLB all-weather team is phenomenal

During Tuesday’s Tigers-Cubs game on MLB Network, John Smoltz got bored during a two hour, 17 minute rain delay. So he created an “all-weather” MLB team. .@MLBNetwork John Smoltz's All-Weather Team. — FaceoftheFranchise (@facefranchise) August 19, 2015   Out of everyone on that list, Dewey Williams is probably the most forced answer...
Via Awful Announcing
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Defending Detroit in the Doyle Alexander-John Smoltz deal

On August 12, 1987, the Detroit Tigers, hunting an American League East title, made a trade with the Atlanta Braves. The Tigers received veteran right-hander Doyle Alexander. Going back to the Braves, was a 20-year-old pitcher named John Smoltz. I think you may have heard of him. At the time of the trade, Smoltz was a former 22nd round pick laboring through his second season of professional...
Via Baseball Essential
19 days ago  |  Discuss

TIGERS FAN RANT: Induct Whitaker and Trammell into the Hall of Fame

We as Detroit Tigers fans are proud of Mr. John Smoltz, himself a Tiger fan growing up, for publicly mentioning something that we ALREADY KNOW. The greatness that was the double play combination of Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell. How those that vote deny players of such caliber,  entry into the Hall is something we can only speculate on and hope for in the future. It is an open...
Via The Majors Detroit
28 days ago  |  Discuss

A hot mic caught someone at MLB Network cursing at John Smoltz

During a Monday interview with John Smoltz at MLB Network, *someone* got caught with a hot mic, saying “tell him to go f— himself”. LISTEN CLOSELY RIGHT AFTER THE CAMERA CUTS AWAY FROM JOHN SMOLTZ — Panic citi (@NYMets_Nation) July 27, 2015 Yeah, that was awkward. It may have just been a rib, since Smoltz works at MLB Network…but it also could...
Via Awful Announcing
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Smoltz's Hall of Fame induction caps busy Braves weekend

John Smoltz capped an extremely busy week for the Atlanta Braves with his 2015 Hall of Fame induction speech, joining former teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine as first-ballot members. Writers Zach Dillard and Cory McCartney discuss Smoltz, the team's trade of Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson and more.
Via Fox Sports South
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Smoltz warns kids about elbow injuries, play multiple sports

John Smoltz was one of four former MLB players inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, and the Atlanta Braves legend took some time during his speech to warn parents about the dangers of elbow issues at a young age. In short, Smoltz encouraged high school-aged kids to play multiple sports, saying that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Pedro Martinez’s suit wins HOF induction ceremony

      This embed is invalid   " /> Pedro Martinez stole the show before ever saying a word. Martinez, a true rock star, showed up to the 2015 National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sunday sporting a light blue suit that featured patches honoring his native Dominican Republic. It was far flashier than whatever Craig Biggio, John Smoltz and Randy...
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Smoltz Says Mets Rotation Is Better Than ’90s Braves Staff

In an interview with Daniel Popper of the NY Daily News, John Smoltz says the Mets rotation is “way better” than the Braves starters during the 90′s. “They’re way better,” Smoltz told Popper. “They’ve got more talent than we could ever have.” Smoltz was a member of the Braves excellent rotation during the 90′s, which […]
Via Mets Merized Online
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

John Smoltz, Sean Casey have intense ping pong battle

The baseball season is coming, but hasn’t started up quite yet. MLB Network analysts John Smoltz and Sean Casey have been passing the time by playing a lot of ping pong at the MLB Network studios in New Jersey, and this video of an intense set of games shows just how much the lack of baseball is effecting them. Can the MLB season start early? Please? I’m even desperate for...
Via Awful Announcing
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Great John Smoltz Elected To Baseball Hall of Fame

Another year, another Cardinal in the Hall of Fame. Yawn. John Smoltz played for Atlanta and Boston before earning his HOF bonafides in St. Louis. And the shameless pandering by Cooperstown to continually ride the gravy train that is Cardinal Nation is kind of pathetic, right? +++++ This is the part where you’re trying to remember if Smoltz actually was a Cardinal at some point...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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