Braves’ Fredi Gonzalez Ejected In First Inning Of Spring Training Game (Video)

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez doesn’t need anymore spring training; he looks like he’s already in midseason form. The Atlanta skipper channeled his predecessor — the short-tempered Bobby Cox — on Thursday night when he was ejected after the first pitch in the bottom of the first inning of a spring training game against the New York Yankees. Gonzalez apparently wasn’t...
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonny Gomes: Braves are 'Here to win, we're here to win it all'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Don't tell Jonny Gomes the Atlanta Braves are rebuilding. He's not buying that idea, and refuses to perpetuate the notion that the Braves are weak because the team dealt many of its star players during the offseason. "I don't think I could look at Bobby Cox walking around and be like 'Hey Bobby, we're trying to go .500," Gomes said as he arrived at the Braves...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves open camp with prospects uncertain for 2015

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) It's been more than two decades since very few baseball experts gave the Atlanta Braves a legitimate shot to win the NL East. But most of those teams had guys named Smoltz, Glavine and Maddux, Chipper, to name a few. They also had Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox running the show. The problem for the Braves this season is that all of them are either enshrined...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

IHSAA cancels Griffith, Hammond boys basketball games

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Indiana High School Athletic Association said Tuesday that it has canceled the remaining games of two high school boys basketball teams and barred them from the state tournament after a brawl between the squads over the weekend. The Hammond and Griffith high school basketball programs also will be placed on probation for the 2015-16 season and each of their...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Smoltz's versatility wins out in becoming first-ballot Hall of Famer

They were the foundation of the Braves' record run of 14 straight division titles, and now, John Smoltz is joining Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox again in Cooperstown. Smoltz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first time on the ballot, it was announced Tuesday, joining a four member class along with Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio. It was the first...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy Bobby Cox’s 1989 Rolls Royce — Just $20,000 on eBay!

Are you a fan of interesting (and old) baseball history? Or maybe just old people in general? Then now is your chance to grab a classic piece in Bobby Cox’s 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit! According to the guy selling it on eBay, Cox owned the car until 2006, which means this car might have been with him when he was winning like every NL East division title in the late 90’s...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Hart, Braves making moves while searching for GM

ATLANTA (AP) While the Braves' search for a new general manager continues, a new management team already is taking shape. Braves president John Schuerholz, interim general manager John Hart and special assistant to the GM Bobby Cox are searching for the full-time replacement for Frank Wren, who was fired as GM last month. Hart already has made several moves this month that might...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals bring ALDS home with chance to sweep almighty Angels

The Kansas City Royals, that scrappy run-run-run team quickly endearing itself to baseball purists, is proving small ball works on the game's biggest stage. The Royals, who finished last by a wide margin in home runs this season, are just one win away from sweeping the mighty, power-hitting Los Angeles Angels as their best-of-five Divisional Series shifts to Kansas City on Sunday...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Schuerholz: Hart not interested in Braves' GM job beyond interim stint

  John Hart kicked off his new role as Braves interim general manager by scheduling meetings that began with the coaching staff on Tuesday and will continue this week with instructional league personnel in Florida. Hart, team president John Schuerholz and special assistant to the GM Bobby Cox plan to meet next week. They will begin discussing candidates to replace Frank Wren, who...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Hart offered Braves GM job

Could the Braves general manager search be over already? According to a Yahoo! Sports report, interim GM John Hart has been offered the full-time job by team president John Schuerholz. The Braves fired GM Frank Wren on Monday, with Hart joining Schuerholz and Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox on a transition team to find a replacement. During the press conference Hart was non-committal...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Braves fire Frank Wren, begin search for new GM

The dust from the Atlanta Braves' failed postseason push had barely settled before the organization terminated the contract of general manager Frank Wren on Monday morning, a quick breakup after 15 years of work. With the news of Wren's ouster came promises of a return to past glory and the search for his replacement. The prospective names start in Atlanta and stretch to Kansas City...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

What's next for the Braves after firing GM Wren

ATLANTA (AP) For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves are searching for a general manager. Frank Wren was fired Monday with a week to go in the regular season, taking the fall for a late-season collapse that knocked the Braves out of playoff contention. This will be only the sixth time in the last 23 completed seasons that the Braves missed the postseason...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves Fire Longtime GM Frank Wren After Team Misses Out On Playoffs

ATLANTA — For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability. That changed Monday. In their first major off-the-field firing since 1990, the Braves dismissed general manager Frank Wren less than 24 hours after being eliminated from the National League playoff race. The move came with a week remaining in the regular season. Former Cleveland and Texas...
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Gonzalez's future as Braves manager not guaranteed

ATLANTA -- Fredi Gonzalez's phone rang shortly after 10:30 on Monday morning. Braves president John Schuerholz was on the line, calling to confirm the firing of general manager Frank Wren after 15 years with the organization. Gonzalez took a few minutes to collect his thoughts -- on the four seasons the two operated together as the public faces of the team's management contingent...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves fire Frank Wren, John Hart to serve as interim GM

With the Braves going for NL East Champions to a team under .500 a change has been made. General manager Frank Wren has been fired and will be replaced by interim GM John Hart. Former manager Bobby Cox will lead a group of individuals tasked with finding a replacement GM. The Braves are not known for making splashy front office mvoes. Wrten took over for John Schuerholz when he...
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Tribe GM Hart gets new title with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren. The move was announced Monday by team president John Schuerholz, one day after the team was eliminated from the NL playoff race. Schuerholz has appointed former major league executive and MLB Network analyst John Hart as the team's interim general manager. The Braves have formed a three-person team to conduct...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Tribe GM Hart gets new title with Braves

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves have fired general manager Frank Wren. The move was announced Monday by team president John Schuerholz, one day after the team was eliminated from the NL playoff race. Schuerholz has appointed former major league executive and MLB Network analyst John Hart as the team's interim general manager. The Braves have formed a three-person team to conduct...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Wren dismissed as Braves general manager

The Braves' late-season collapse has its first victim, as general manager Frank Wren was dismissed Monday. Wren, who's contract ran through next season, was let go one day after a 10-2 loss to the Mets, which eliminated Atlanta from playoff contention. A half-game behind the Nationals on July 29, the Braves are now 15 games back. He is the first manager or GM fired by the organization...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

September slump all too familiar for Braves offense

ATLANTA -- In the aftermath of the lowest point in the Braves' post-Bobby Cox reality, after the losses and disappoint piled up in a month the organization will not soon forget, manager Fredi Gonzalez rarely left his metro Atlanta home. He was fairly candid, whether in hyperbole or truth, on this point. The team's September 2011 debacle, occasionally referred to simply as The Collapse...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Returning from Braves-centric weekend in Cooperstown

Main Street in Cooperstown, N.Y., is primarily composed of shops dealing baseball memorabilia and clothing, restaurants playing on baseball-themed menus and decor and, of course, the inconspicuous National Baseball Hall of Fame. But on a weekend where six new members were being inducted into the town's landmark establishment, there are pop-up tents and tables offering food, advertising...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Class of 2014

By Michael Weber. This past Sunday the newest class of baseball greats was enshrined in Hall of Fame at Cooperstown.  Inductees included names that even the casual baseball fan should be familiar with: Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Tony La Russa, Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Joe Torre.  The class of 6 men is the largest in recent years with 2008 being the last time a group of this size...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves cap Hall of Fame day with win over Padres

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we learned from the Braves' 8-3 romp of the Padres on Sunday -- a late-afternoon start which allowed the Turner Field faithful (31,456) to also watch the Hall of Fame ceremonies, principally starring Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and longtime skipper Bobby Cox: 1. Leave it to the surging Gerald Laird to kick-start the Braves' monstrous inning The Atlanta...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves poised for quick return trip to Cooperstown with Smoltz, others

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While soaking in an historic weekend for the Atlanta Braves organization, a collection of fans staged a impromptu demonstration behind the MLB Network set following the Hall of Fame induction speeches of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine on Sunday afternoon. Staged on a Cooperstown lawn cluttered with chairs and tents and tomahawks, the set obscured the...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Cox Wanted Tom Glavine To Walk A Runner With The Bases Loaded

Bobby Cox was inducted into the MLB Hall of Fame today. During his speech he told a couple stories and this was one of the funniest.
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony belongs to Braves

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- "Chicks dig the long ball," Greg Maddux told Tom Glavine before their Bash Brothers forearm bang in the incomparable 1994 Nike ad, as arguably the most accomplished pitching duo of the decade tried -- in jest -- to fit into an era of prodigious home-run hitters. But Glavine and Maddux's greatness was in how they defied the period in which they played, the mild...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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