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For some reason Chipper Jones got into a fight over a 17-yr-ago autograph snub

For some reason Chipper Jones got into a fight with @thatgrayboy over an alleged 17 years ago autograph snub. Busted Coverage claims dummy Jones for some reason followed Captain America or has 'Receive all Direct Messages' checked for some other reason so the 2 went to DMs. Before, at almost 2AM, he found the block button. Love smack talkers! Meet today's class clown.....@thatgrayboy...
Via Bob's Blitz
48 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones bickers with man over autograph snub from childhood

This is a story about childhood idols, the plight of a professional athlete, and human emotion. The characters are Atlanta Braves legend (and frequent Twitter user!) Chipper Jones and a 25-year-old man with the Twitter handle @thatgrayboy who goes by "Captain America."   That's all the setup you need. Here goes: So, friends, that's what we call a grudge. The man who says Chipper...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones challenged military veteran to fight

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones is known to do some pretty dumb things on Twitter from time to time, and the argument he had with one of his followers early Thursday morning was no exception. Twitter user @thatgrayboy decided to call out Jones by claiming that Chipper snubbed him out of an autograph when...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Wanted To Kick War Vet’s Ass Last Night On Twitter

Goddammit, I can’t get enough of Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) on Twitter. This social media platform was made for this guy. He actually communicates with his followers. He’ll post photos of the ex-Playboy chick who will soon become his third wife. He’ll post hunting photos. He’ll give you a RT. He’ll also get into a DM war with a military vet and try to schedule an ass whoopin’...
Via Busted Coverage
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Take Two From Lehigh Valley

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett Braves’ catcher Wil Nieves delivered a three-run double with two outs in the penultimate inning of a seven-inning contest Wednesday to propel the G-Braves (21-25) to their second win of the day over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (18-29) at Coolray Field. Nieves knocked a pitch from Lehigh Valley left-handed starter Joely Rodriguez (L, 2-4) into the...
Via i70baseball
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves start selling SunTrust Park tickets, release fly-through video

The Atlanta Braves on Wednesday released a rather cool virtual fly-over of their new-stadium-to-be SunTrust Park, showing most of what the new park’s infrastructure and adjacent mixed-community is going to look like when the park opens its door on Opening Day, 2017. The Braves also on Wednesday started selling season tickets for the 2017 campaign at their new SunTrust Park Preview...
Via Baseball Essential
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Heads East by R.J. Anderson

Juan Uribe moves to Atlanta and a whole lotta not much comes back to the Dodgers
Via Baseball Prospectus
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves, Dodgers complete six-player swap

It took a little while to get here, with an unexpected obstacle or two, but we’ve got a six-player trade between the Braves and the Dodgers. The youngest player involved is 27, the average age of the players is about 31, and this year they’ve all combined to be worth -1.2 WAR. Sounds to me […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller Emerging as ace Atop Atlanta Braves Rotation

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller throws to the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) An offseason acquisition that flew under the radar before a wild session of baseball’s winter meetings  may have been the best thing to happen yet to the Atlanta Braves in 2015. A deal that sent a rising star...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vin Scully tells story about Gomes being attacked by wolf

When Vin Scully talks, we listen. During Monday night’s Braves-Dodgers game, Scully narrated a story about Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes…and how he was once attacked by a wolf as a child. Wait, what? I’m more curious as to why a “hired hand” brought in by Gomes’s grandmother would bring a leashed wolf to a jobsite, but hey, I’m just being picky now. I’d much...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully tells a story about the time a wolf nearly devoured Jonny Gomes

During Monday's contest between the Braves and Dodgers, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully veered into David Attenborough territory for a story about the time a 12-year-old Jonny Gomes nearly became a wolf's lunch.   Scully also references Gomes' other rough life experiences, which include surviving a heart attack that lasted 24 hours before he sought treatment. By comparison, the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Scout Eddie Haas Reflects On Life In The Show

Along a winding road to his 80th birthday today, Eddie Haas has a few stories to tell. He reflects on a wonderful career as he takes it easy in the city that is home to the Kentucky Derby, the Louisiville Slugger, and the Cincinnati Reds Triple A team. He had cups of tea in the majors, several seasons as a manager in the Atlanta Braves’ organization before he was promoted to the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ Christian Bethancourt Waiting for Opportunity to Shine

  Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran, left, speaks with catcher Christian Bethancourt in the first inning of play against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Miami, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) Christian Bethancourt has built a fair amount of buzz in prospect circles for a few years now, especially after the Atlanta Braves parted with long-time...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cameron Maybin Gets Comfortable at the Top of Atlanta Braves Lineup

The Atlanta Braves will begin the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers above the .500 mark after winning four of the five last games. 28-year old Cameron Maybin can hold his head up high with that number and seeing that his long journey to the Braves is finally paying off. Not only through team success, but also his satisfaction playing for the team he grew up rooting for –...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves @ Dodgers May 25, 2015: Meet The Braves

Not too often that an opposing starting pitcher comes through town that I’ve never heard of, so, hey, who are you, Williams Perez? Braves Dodgers 5:10 p.m. Los Angeles 2B Peterson CF Pederson CF Maybin SS Rollins 1B Freeman 2B Kendrick RF Markakis 1B Gonzalez LF Gomes...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves get to the .500 mark with a rout of the Brewers

Through six innings, the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers were locked in at one run apiece, giving the look of another lackluster offensive performance by the bats of Atlanta. Out of nowhere the lucky number seven, which makes Craps players in Vegas millions of dollars, was also the lucky number for the Braves. It was not only the seventh inning, but they scored seven runs...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy wouldn’t be a great fit for the Atlanta Braves

In this week’s fantastic Inside Baseball column by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, he revealed an interesting little nugget – the Atlanta Braves had asked the Milwaukee Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy, but were rebuffed. Atlanta inquired about the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy but were told he is unavailable Lucroy, who turns 29 in June, is one of the best catchers in baseball...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson set to return to Braves next Thursday

While reports earlier in the week indicated that Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson might return to the team this week, manager Fredi Gonzalez has announced that Johnson is now expected to rejoin the club next Thursday. If all goes to plan, Johnson, who hasn't played since injuring his hand on Apr. 30, will rejoin the team for a three-game series in San Francisco against...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Falls to Mud Hens 5-4 in 12 Innings

TOLEDO, OH – Former Gwinnett Braves’ infielder Josh Wilson’s two-out, bloop single in the bottom of the 12th inning scored Xavier Avery from second base to give the Toledo Mud Hens (16-23) a 5-4 win over the G-Braves (17-23) in the finale of the three-game series at Fifth Third Field. In that final frame, Avery doubled to right field off of Gwinnett right-handed reliever Carlos...
Via i70baseball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Acquire Pitcher John Cornely From Braves For Cash Considerations

The Boston Red Sox are adding another young arm to their pitching arsenal. The Red Sox acquired right-hander John Cornely from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations, general manager Ben Cherington announced Wednesday. Cornely has been assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket. The Braves selected Cornely out of Wofford College in the 15th round of...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Shelby Miller’s continued dominance

During the offseason the Atlanta Braves have made a slew of trades, setting them up for a new future leading into their departure of Turner Field slated for the 2017 season. Despite unloading nearly half the roster, the Braves currently sit at third place in the NL East with an 18-19 record only four games behind the first place Mets with a lot of baseball left to play. With an...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller, the Cutter, and Quality of Opposition

The past year has been a mixed bag for Shelby Miller. In these digital pages during 2014, Dave discussed him being broken during April, Eno postulated on whether he was fixed following the regular season, and then he was traded by the Cardinals in November for Jason Heyward. Now, fresh off a two-hit shutout that […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Roll Past Toledo, 8-2

TOLEDO, OH – The Gwinnett Braves (17-21), behind the hitting of Barrett Kleinknecht and Mycal Jones, whipped the Toledo Mud Hens (14-23) 8-2 Monday night in the opening game of the three-game series at Fifth Third Field. Kleinknecht and Jones each hit solo homers in the win. It was also the first multi-homer game of the season for Gwinnett. The Mud Hens opened up an early lead...
Via i70baseball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Pulling Ahead In Heyward for Miller Trade

I did it. You probably did too. I tuned in for the last inning of Shelby Miller’s no-hit bid yesterday afternoon. I’d like to think I was just a curious baseball interloper taking the time out of my day to see a small bit of baseball history. Since 1901 it’s only happened 240 times, right? I’d have stopped what I was doing even if it was a Drew Hutchison or Sonny Gray or...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Braves minor leaguers injured in bus accident

Scary story coming out of North Carolina this morning – eight members of the Carolina Mudcats, high-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, were taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning after their bus flipped over on the way to Myrtle Beach for a game with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Seven players and one coach were transported to a local hospital with what were termed minor injuries...
Via The Outside Corner
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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