On Tuesday night, ESPN aired a fantastic 30 for 30 documentary entitled ‘Brothers in Exile’, detailing the journey to America from Cuba by brothers Livan and Orlando Hernandez. The feature was excellent, but there was one part of it that made my stomach turn – Game 5 of the 1997 NLCS, when Livan Hernandez struck out 15 Braves en route to a complete game victory.
This seems to be happening more and more lately, right?
According to the Sun Sentinel, former big leaguer Livan Hernandez is unloading a bunch of his old gear. And among the memorabilia up for grabs…the pitcher’s 1997 World Series MVP trophy and his Florid, er, Miami Marlins championship ring from the same season
Some other stuff on the block…dude’s 2002 San Francisco...
MILWAUKEE At 37 years old, showcasing a fastball that no longer beats many major league batters and a breaking ball that has, at times, dipped below the speed limit outside Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Livan Hernandez doesn't cast the intimidating shadow that he once did on the mound.
Once a World Series MVP and an imposing innings-eater when the Florida Marlins wona...
I was doing my usual hard-hitting style of investigative journalism (i.e., using Google) for a forthcoming piece on Livan Hernandez when I came across this piece of information on Wikipedia. This explains everything.
Here's the previous version of the Wikipedia entry, which has since been de-"vandalized."
Who knew the Braves bullpen was so ruthless? OK, the players down in the Atlanta pen were just having some fun on Monday night, but it came at the expense of the Tampa Bay Rays ball boy stationed along the third-base line. The ball boy couldn't field a groundball cleanly, and the Braves bullpen let him have it. The pitchers could be seen laughing, taunting him and even throwing...
Your browser does not support iframes. A couple days late on this video, but it’s far too amusing to pass up briefly mentioning it. One of the more important responsibilities of a ball boy at work in a major league ballpark is to ensure the safety of members of both teams’ bullpens if those bullpens [...]
The guy with the answers is never too far away whenever Craig Kimbrel needs advice or an opinion, or could just use a laugh.
He can usually just turn to his left or right to find his knowledgeable teammate, the veteran who is quick to share his wisdom, a joke or two, and a smile that disappears only when he enters a game.
Kimbrel, the Braves overpowering young closer, has come...
Now that was quick.
Shortly after getting released by the Houston Astros, right-hander Livan Hernandez signed a one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves on Friday. The deal is for $750,000 with $750,000 in potential performance bonuses.
The Braves, seeking depth for their pitching staff, plan to use Hernandez as a long reliever and spot starter.
Hernandez, 37, was 1-2 with a...
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Livan Hernandez agreed Friday to a $750,000, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, a short time after he was released from a minor league deal with the Houston Astros.
After being released at noon, Hernandez arrived at the Braves' spring training complex, about 15 miles away.
Hernandez is the active leader in starts (474) and innings (3,121 2-3). He was the opening-day...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2012