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...
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Diamond Kings: Sports-Kings Talk Show – 30July2014

The weekly YouTube panel of Reading Between the Seams experts, as part of the Sports-Kings Media Network, talk the recent Hall of Fame induction of Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas, along with Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and Tony LaRussa.  Then trade talks are fully explored, Jon Lester, David Price, the Philadelphia Phillies and more! And as always, a non-baseball topic of...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The manager who beat Torre, Cox and LaRussa in one postseason

Credit: Matt York/AP Hall of Famers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa are three of the most decorated managers in baseball history. They have won at least five pennants each. They are in the top five in wins and have the most playoff appearances. Compared to them Bob Brenly is a blimp from a satellite. Brenly’s only managerial stint was with the Arizona Diamondbacks for four...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Braves all-time

Credit: SportsLogos.Net Hall of Fame weekend was a great weekend for baseball with six beloved figures being enshrined. It was also a great weekend for the Atlanta Braves, one of the oldest franchises in the sport. Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine went into the Hall of Fame celebrating their careers, which helped form the dynasty that was the Braves. From 1991-2005, the Braves...
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July 30, 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

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...
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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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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...
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2014 Hall of Fame Induction Day

4 more hours until these 3 are immortalized in baseball history. #HOFBRAVES — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 27, 2014 You can follow the wall-to-wall coverage of the Braves being inducted into Cooperstown today via basically every sports media outlet out there, so I'd just like to say a few things about each inductee. Bobby Cox: I met Bobby a few...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Here's the MLB Hall of Fame ceremony in Lego form (VIDEO)

It doesn't matter at what level you play, but baseball is still a kid's game at heart. And with the MLB Hall of Fame Class of 2014 induction ready to enshrine six legends of the sport, what better way to honor it than with a classic child's toy. On Sunday,  the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will induct Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas,...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The career moment of every 2014 Cooperstown inductee

The Baseball Hall of Fame is holding its annual induction ceremony this weekend. And there are a ton of stars on hand for the three-day long event. Some of the greatest players and managers in the modern history of the game will be enshrined into the exclusive club in Cooperstown, New York. Let’s check in on the shining moment for each of these Hall of Famers.  Greg Maddux, Starting...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rocker raffles night of drinking with him in Cooperstown

Hall of Fame weekend brings out a ton of former big leaguers.  From Hall of Famers to Pete Rose…it’s a veritable smorgasbord of All-Stars from years past. This year, however, is a little different.  Probably thinking there’s a way to cash in on the glut of Atlanta Braves fans making the trip north…there’s also John Rocker.  And, sure, it’d be easy to suspect that Rocker...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

What if Cox had not been the Braves GM?

How would the Braves history have been different if Bobby Cox had not been Atlanta's general manager?
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top five active managers

Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre, Bobby Cox Credit: Baseball Reference Three of the greatest managers in this era are being enshrined into the baseball Hall of Fame: Tony LaRussa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox. They have been familiar faces to the game for so long, and they have the remnants of great managers of the past like Walter Alston, Joe McCarthy and Earl Weaver. You always felt like when...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Cox’s Unbreakable Record

Sports This year’s Hall of Fame class includes all-time greats, but the only man whose achievement will stand forever is the most ejected manager ever.
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Caray: Reflecting on Braves' Hall of Fame trio checks in with play-by-play announcer Chip Caray to discuss the latest surrounding the Braves. FOXSPORTSSOUTH.COM: Chip, certain a big weekend for the Braves with Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox being enshrined in the Hall of Fame. As someone who has been around this franchise for nearly 10 years now, what do you believe it means to this fan base and the...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Network to Air Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

This Sunday, MLB Network will air one of baseball’s great summer events when the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2014 is inducted. It’ll be an Atlanta Braves theme as Bobby Cox, Tommy Glavine and Greg Maddux will be entering the Hall along with Frank Thomas, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre. In addition, writer Roger Angell, Texas Rangers voice Eric Nadel and long-time NBC voice Joe...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cooperstown Ready for Huge Weekend

Last year’s Hall of Fame class was a bummer.  Crowds were estimated at 2,500, but many reports numbered it might have even been in the hundreds. That’s not about to happen this year, as people are already making the pilgrimage to see managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre go in alongside first ballot guys Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine on Sunday.  Sure...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Talkin’ Tony Oliva with VoteTonyO

Sunday, Cooperstown will welcome a handful of new members…managers Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre and players Greg Maddux, Frank Thomas and Tom Glavine.  Absent, once again, from Hall of Fame induction weekend, is former Minnesota Twins great and 2014 Hall of Very Good inductee Tony Oliva. And that doesn’t sit well with Erin Murphy and the folks from VoteTonyO. HOVG: ...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Will Get the Next Retirement Tour?

This is the fourth season in five in which we’ve experienced — or for some, endured — a retirement tour. First was Bobby Cox in 2010, and then Chipper Jones, Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter have all been feted by their peers around the game. That begs the question, who’s next? Well, if our very […]
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Torre enshrined at Cooperstown

Torre at the Hall. photo credit: Milo Stewart, HOFOur charming village of Cooperstown is a buzz for the fast approaching Induction Weekend (July 25-28) kicking off next week. More than four dozen Hall of Famers are scheduled to return to help welcome the Hall of Fame newbies and drones of fans are expected more than ever. This year’s class is coined the “Super Six” including...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Julio Franco Says Playing For Mets Was Worst Decision Of His Life

Julio Franco had some harsh words about his time with the Mets in an exclusive interview with Vice Sports. “When I think about New York, the biggest mistake in my life was playing for the Mets,” said Franco. Bobby Cox knew how to use me. I went to New York and sometimes I’d spend a month on the bench without getting an at-bat.” “At my age, you bring me in the ninth inning...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Braves Retool Blueprint

Of Mikes and Men, the autobiography of Atlanta Braves long time and beloved broadcaster Pete Van Wieren is a fascinating read. Van Wieren grew up in upstate New York and cut his teeth as a baseball broadcaster in Binghamton covering the play-by-play for the Triplets. In fact, a few summers back I sat in the stands at NYSEG Stadium as Pete Van Wieren was inducted into Binghamton...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in History: Dodgers 24th Consecutive Home Run Game

On July 7, 1953, the Brooklyn Dodgers extended their home run streak to a record 21 games as Bobby Cox hit two and relief pitcher Preacher Roe hit one in a 9-5 away victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The home run streak started June 18 and ended July 10, totaling 24 games. Roe put the Dodgers on the board with a solo home run in the third inning off of Pirates pitcher Bob Hall...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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