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...
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...
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
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’...
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...
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...
Juan Uribe moves to Atlanta and a whole lotta not much comes back to the Dodgers
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 […]
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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 –...
Not too often that an opposing starting pitcher comes through town that I’ve never heard of, so, hey, who are you, Williams Perez?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 […]
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...
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...
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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...