Player’s View: Which Current Players Are Future Managers?

A number of current players will manage in the big leagues someday. Others would be highly capable, but — either by choice or circumstances — will never have an opportunity to become the next Bobby Cox or Earl Weaver. Who are these prospective future managers? I asked that question to uniformed personnel over the course of the 2015 season, and their answers were a mix of predictable...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

High school girl's basketball teams have seasons suspended for ugly brawl (VIDEO)

Two Indianapolis high school girls basketball teams which engaged in a benches-clearing brawl Saturday night — a melee that reportedly involved punching, pushing, shoving and stomping — will now have their seasons, and postseasons, cancelled after the state school athletic board took a firm stand against the seemingly increasing rash of violent sports incidents. Ben Davis...
Via The Other Paper
23 days ago  |  Discuss

#ThrowbackThursday: Reliving the 1985 ALCS

The Royals and Blue Jays will meet in the American League Championship Series starting Friday.  We take a look back at the two teams match-up in 1985.   Before Darryl Motley’s home run; before Bret Saberhagen’s stellar series that led to his World Series MVP; before Don Denkinger’s famous call, the Royals had to get to the World Series.  The Royals would win the...
Via Royals Blue
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bobby Cox Selling His Georgia Home — Just $1.8 Million

Here’s a shocker: former Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox doesn’t exactly the most hopping pad in Georgia. Sure, there are modern appliances and a “custom Bobby Cox wine cellar” but there is just nothing here that gets the juices flowing — unless you’re big on English style homes. Per public records, Bobby bought the home back in 2008 for $1.325 million, so he’s playing...
Via Busted Coverage
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

1987 Blue Jays: A Cautionary Tale?

  1987 was an unusually warm year in Eastern Canada, particularly in Ontario.  After a warm spring and relatively hot summer, temperatures continued to stay above seasonal norms into September.     1987 was the year the $1 coin, nicknamed the Loonie, was introduced, replacing the paper version.  Wheelchair athlete Rick Hansen completed his Man in Motion World Tour, the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Braves' cast of veterans keep coming through

The weekend saw some of the greatest figures in Braves history take center stage and Chipper Jones all but stole the show with the likes of Hall of Famers Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz joining him. Jones -- who in all likelihood will receive his own call to Cooperstown in 2018 -- was named MVP of the alumni softball game, hitting two home runs in helping the...
Via Fox Sports South
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Braves extend manager Gonzalez's contract through 2016 season

The Atlanta Braves announced Thursday that they have extended manager Fredi Gonzalez's contract through the 2016 season. There also is a team option for the 2017 season. Gonzalez took over as manager in the 2011 season, following the retirement of longtime skipper Bobby Cox. In his four-plus seasons with the Braves, Gonzalez is 400-337. He led the team to the NL East title in 2013...
Via Fox Sports
July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Walt Weiss may not be the right man for the Colorado Rockies

  It was a highly criticized move when the Colorado Rockies reached into the high school ranks to make Walt Weiss their sixth manager in club history. The criticism wasn’t fair. It wasn’t like Weiss was a high school coach who had never been in a Major League clubhouse, or endured the grind of 162 games. Weiss played for more than a decade in the big leagues. He played under...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The next Marlins manager is, of course, their general manager

Just in case you thought the Miami Marlins somehow couldn’t get *more* dysfunctional, their situation just turned into even more of a mess. Their new manager, replacing the deposed Mike Redmond, will be…general manager Dan Jennings. dan jennings is indeed the next marlins manager, according to sources. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) May 18, 2015 Bobby Cox, this is not. Jennings...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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

High school basketball brawl ends game in 1st quarter (VIDEO)

A hard foul during an Indiana high school basketball game set off a wild melee between players, coaches and parents before the game was officially ended — while it was still in the 1st quarter! Griffith's Anthony Murphy was going in for a dunk when Hammond's Tim Echoles fouled him so hard he flew head-first into the wall on the side wall of the gym. Within seconds, both benches...
Via The Other Paper
February 10, 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...
Via Busted Coverage
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...
Via AP on Fox
October 15, 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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
Via AP on Fox
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

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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
Via Fox Sports South
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...
Via Fox Sports South
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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