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Braves Rumors: Evan Gattis done in Atlanta?

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was behind the plate for the Braves' season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. However, with some recent suspicion about his future, could that have been his last game with the club?#493812085 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by David O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on ajc.com:Evan Gattis will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

For Braves, a shaky future after dismal finish

ATLANTA (AP) Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday. The Atlanta Braves were able to get an early start on the offseason. The final week was essentially meaningless - the first time the Braves have been in that situation since 2009. The players were able to gather their belongings ahead of schedule...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel mocked by Phillies fans

Your browser does not support iframes. Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is one of baseball’s best closers. He also has quite the stance prior to delivering pitches. Kimbrel bends over and stares toward home plate with his right arm extended before coming set on the mound. Kimbrel came on for the ninth inning of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans Try To Distract Craig Kimbrel, Mock His Unique Stance (Video)

If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has some big fans in Philadelphia. Kimbrel took the mound against the Phillies in the ninth inning Saturday night, attempting to protect his team’s two-run lead despite the Citizens Bank Park crowd’s best efforts. A group of fans behind home plate banded together and mimicked the closer’s...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Alex Wood scratched from Sunday start

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Philadelphia Phillies last night by the score of 4-2. The win improved the Braves to 78-83, second in the National League West. With a game to play, the Braves will finish with their worst record since they won 72 in 2008. They will play their final game without pitcher Alex Wood, who has been scratched from his start due to a forearm strain. #455995490...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FUNNY: Phillies fans mock Craig Kimbrel's pitching stance (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies fans entertained themselves by mocking the pitching stance of Atlanta Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel during the ninth inning of Saturday's game at Citizens Bank Park.To say that Kimbrel's stance is unusual would be a bit of an understatement, as he bends his upper body down towards the plate and spreads his arms out. In a way, it almost like he's...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fans behind home plate mock Craig Kimbrel (VIDEO)

The Phillies and Braves have already been eliminated from postseason play, but Philadelphia fans weren't going to let their rival's closer, Craig Kimbrel, leave town without a funny sendoff Saturday night.With the Phillies trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Braves sent in Kimbrel and that's when the Citizens Bank Park fans started mocking the hard throwing...
Via The Other Paper
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Where did it go wrong for the Braves?

Hey baseball fans, we’re nearing the end of September, which means it’s fairly likely the team you love dearly and support wholeheartedly has been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok. Mine has been as well. When a season ends, what comes next? If a particular team was destined to struggle, like the Houston Astros for instance...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Chris Johnson leaves with back strain

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson made an early exit during Wednesday's win, with the team announcing that a lower back strain was the reason for Johnson's removal:3B Chris Johnson left tonight's game with a lower back strain. He is day-to-day.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 25, 2014Johnson came out of the game before the top of the sixth, with Phil...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Atlanta offers GM position to John Hart

The Atlanta Braves fired general manager Frank Wren on Monday. This came a day after they were mathematically eliminated from the postseason. Atlanta really has been on a slide recently, as they were 1.5 games back out of the division on July 31st. But since then, the Braves are 18-30, which is the second worst record in the National League.#182996747 / gettyimages.comA new GM could...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

End of season post-mortem: Atlanta Braves

It wasn’t supposed to go this way for the Atlanta Braves. In 2013, the Braves won 96 games en route to a National League East title before getting dispatched in the NLDS by the Dodgers. After another hot start to the 2014 season, the Braves quickly fell off and simply began to tread water over the next four months of the season before the bottom completely fell out and sunk the...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves dismiss GM Frank Wren; is Fredi next?

Repercussions from a dismal 2014 season were in store for members of the Atlanta Braves, and the first major move was made on Monday, as the organization fired general manager Frank Wren just one day after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention. Wren’s tenure was undone by bad contracts and winning when it mattered most Wren had served as the Braves’ GM since...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves use Frank Wren as the fall guy for Fredi Gonzalez’s sins

On Monday, the Atlanta Braves made the move that we all expected for awhile now – they fired general manager Frank Wren, who has put together a team that has fallen out of the playoff race in recent weeks. But Atlanta’s follow-up move was quizzical – they named adviser John Hart as the interim GM, and stated that Hart, team president John Schuerholz, and Hall of Fame manager...
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan trying to catch foul ball with hat gets smashed in face instead (GIF)

A fan taking in the Atlanta Braves-Washington Nationals game at Turner Field on Wednesday evening attempted to snag a souvenir with his hat but instead got a face full of baseball as a reward for his comically futile efforts. With arms outstretched and hat in hand, the dude probably thought he was about to make […] The post Braves fan trying to catch foul ball with hat gets smashed...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braves fan hit in face trying to catch foul ball

This clip from Wednesday night’s Nationals-Braves game at Turner Field is going to make you wince…and then maybe laugh. Ah jeez. I’m laughing. The poor guy had no chance at this foul ball. What’s more embarrassing – the Braves’ play on the field this September, or this fan completely whiffing on catching this foul ball and eating it? But seriously, random Braves fan...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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