John Rocker Shows Up in Cooperstown… “Survivor” Up Next

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...
Via Hall of Very Good
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MLB Network will have live coverage of the Baseball Hall of Fame induction

After a year with no inductees, MLB Network is striking while the iron is hot during this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies. This Sunday, MLB Network will devote the bulk of their day to the induction, with coverage starting at 11 AM. At 11 AM, MLB Network’s coverage begins with the airing of Saturday’s Hall of Fame Awards Presentation, in which Roger Angell...
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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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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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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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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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7 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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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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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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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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FOX Sports South debuts three Braves DRIVEN episodes July 17

ATLANTA -- FOX Sports South, a FOX Sports regional network, will debut three special DRIVEN episodes highlighting the renowned careers of Atlanta Braves legends Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux on Thursday, July 17. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, the premiere of DRIVEN -- Greg Maddux: A Hall of Fame Career will kick-off seven straight hours of DRIVEN programming. Maddux's illustrious...
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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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"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower, Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour...": William Blake had to be writing about the 2014 Yankees.

Last night, we experienced eternity in an hour, with the commercial breaks. The gods treated us to a perfect microcosm of the '14 Yankees: Fall behind, mount comeback - because the opponent sucks - reach tie, raise glimmer of hope... and blow it. It was like a journey back to 1968 - the sad farewell tour for Mickey Mantle, and the second season of our 10-year drought, when the...
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Art of Arguing a Call

One thing is clear when comparing baseball's past to the present: arguments aren't as fun as they used to be. Now don't get me wrong—grown men throwing temper tantrums has never been exactly “fun," but years ago it was entertaining. Nowadays most of the arguments we tend to see stem from teams throwing at one another or the age-old balls and strikes calls...
Via The Sports Post
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Player's Manager Girardi Uncharacteristically Blunt During Yankees' Latest Losing Streak

Joe Girardi is a relatively calm manager. Bobby Cox can rest easy that his career ejections record is safe, as Girardi has only been ejected 22 times as a manager. Occasionally, the cameras will flash to him after a questionable call on the field and Girardi will be seen shaking his head or pursing his lips. That’s about it, however. He can get excited when he’s trying to get...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

With series win, Braves head home to honor Hank

As Bobby Cox likes to say, it’s the series wins that matter. That was the case over the weekend in the nation’s capital when the Braves took 2 of 3 against the rival Nationals. Wood was dominant in his 2nd start, dropping the game despite 7 innings of 2-run ball. Lead by dominant pitching, the Braves once again proved that injuries to Brandon Beachy, Kris Medlen, Mike Minor and...
Via BravesWire
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

If Leo Mazzone wants to coach, why not let him?

Leo Mazzone is letting the Phillies know he would like to coach in Philadelphia. The longtime pitching coach of the Atlanta Braves during the Bobby Cox era took to Twitter Monday morning to say as much. @Phillies I would be very interested in being your pitching coach. #championshipball — Leo Mazzone (@LeoMazzone54) November 4, 2013 With the Phillies possibly missing out...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Cox and Greg Maddux, together again

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox sat down together in the plaque gallery at the Baseball Hall of Fame, a sense of awe etched on their faces. Both had been here before, but this visit was entirely different.
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Atlanta Braves and the Big Fly in 2014

Source: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images North America After recently profiling Andrelton Simmons for fantasy relevance in 2014, I noted that he had a 12% increase in his fly ball rate from 27% to 39% as well as an outlandish 17.8% popup rate, the latter of which led the majors last year. It seemed extraordinary that a guy with a career fly ball rate of 25% and a career popup rate of 8...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tony La Russa won't have any team's logo on Hall of Fame plaque

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Greg Maddux and Tony La Russa will not have logos on their Hall of Fame plaques. The decision was announced Thursday by the Hall, which said Joe Torre’s plaque will have the logo of the New York Yankees. Plaques for Tom Glavine and Bobby Cox will have Atlanta Braves logos, and Frank Thomas‘ will have the logo of the Chicago White Sox. The six will be inducted...
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Did baseball just kill the rhubarb?

Nothing could beat a Lou Piniella, out-of-body, fall-to-the-knees, primal scream session, over a close call. Yes, Billy Martin could kick field goals, Bobby Cox could yell, and God knows what Earl Weaver said, but when Lou threw a base into the dugout, you were seeing pure, uncut, felony-grade American rage. You were seeing baseball. Yesterday, Major League Baseball approved the...
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Maddux, Glavine join Cox in Baseball Hall of Fame

There will be an Atlanta Braves reunion this summer. It will be held in Cooperstown on July 27. Longtime Braves stalwarts Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were elected to baseball's Hall of Fame on Wednesday, joining their manager for all those years, Bobby Cox, who was selected last month by the expansion-era committee. Slugger Frank Thomas, a Georgia native, also was chosen for...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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