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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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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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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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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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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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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An Emotional Frank Thomas Enters The Hall of Fame

An emotional Frank Thomas was enshrined among baseball’s immortals on Sunday as part of the 2014 class of the Hall of Fame.  Thomas was enshrined in Cooperstown along with Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Bobby Cox, Joe Torre and Tony LaRussa.  It was a class for the ages that included three of the top five winningest managers in the history of the game and a pair of teammates with...
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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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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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Links of the Day 7/27/14

Hello! It’s Sunday! Not long until that means football. There was a skirmish at a minor league game last night in Albuquerque. Greg Maddux was inducted into the Hall of Fame today. (Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Tony La Russa, Joe Torre and Bobby Cox join him) The Phillies figured out a way to get through a rain delay. Lawn games! SCOREBOARD MLB Chicago 7, Minnesota 0 – Chris Sale...
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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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This Years Baseball Hall of Fame Inductions: Our Connection

Mark Harmon and Me at Spring Training 2008It's not very often when we are able to brag...or boast about or even share insight gained from years of covering now-legendary sports figures as they are about to get inducted into a "Hall-of-Fame".Yet that is exactly what we...or precisely me gets to do today.I got the pleasure/honor of covering my favorite baseball team ...
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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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7 days ago  |  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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8 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Three new DRIVEN episodes air tonight!

Don't have anything to watch with no baseball tonight? I've set my DVR for these three DRIVEN episodes and I'm especially excited to see the one on Tom Glavine. He was my favorite for many years...until he went to the Mets, and that was the absolute WORST (at the time). Now I understand more about the business of baseball, but I still hate that he went to our biggest...
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13 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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