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A Look Inside The Mind Of An Atlanta Braves Fan: A Terrifying Prospect

About a month ago, I interviewed a friend of mine who is a Baltimore Orioles fan. My hopes are to make this a series of articles, that, with a touch of humor and levity, can illuminate some of the similarities between all baseball fans, regardless of favored team. Furthermore, it should betray the different levels of suffering and joy that fans of various teams endure or celebrate...
Via Baseball Essential
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heyward's former club hits St. Louis riding five-game road losing streak

Jason Heyward never quite lived up to the hype bestowed upon him when he joined the Atlanta Braves at the age of 20 after being hailed by none other than Hank Aaron as the club's next star. Heyward will face his former team for the first time Friday night when his St. Louis Cardinals seek to hand the Braves a sixth straight road loss. The slugger was a homegrown player named to the...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Heyward's former club hits St. Louis riding five-game road losing streak

Jason Heyward never quite lived up to the hype bestowed upon him when he joined the Atlanta Braves at the age of 20 after being hailed by none other than Hank Aaron as the club's next star. Heyward will face his former team for the first time Friday night when his St. Louis Cardinals seek to hand the Braves a sixth straight road loss. The slugger was a homegrown player named to the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves-Cardinals Preview

Jason Heyward never quite lived up to the hype bestowed upon him when he joined the Atlanta Braves at the age of 20 after being hailed by none other than Hank Aaron as the club's next star. Heyward will face his former team for the first time Friday night when his St. Louis Cardinals seek to hand the Braves a sixth straight road loss. The slugger was a homegrown player named to the...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Network talks with baseball’s greatest living players on Thursday

MLB Network suddenly announced a third new edition of MLB Network Presents this week, featuring a roundtable discussion with the Franchise Four Greatest Living Players, as announced prior to the All-Star Game on Tuesday. Bob Costas sat down with Hank Aaron, Johnny Bench, Sandy Koufax, and Willie Mays to talk about their careers, each other, and some of their most memorable moments...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds Franchise Four bring down the house in Cincinnati

Perhaps the loudest cheer at this year's MLB All-Star Game in Cincinnati came before the game even started. The cheer was loud for Hall of Famer catcher Johnny Bench, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, and Hall of Fame second baseman Joe Morgan, but when Pete Rose's name was announced Great American Ballpark erupted. Rose was given special permission to participate in the All-Star...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The MLB All-Star Game: Where it Went Wrong and How to Fix It

​ The All-Star Game once meant something. OK, so its outcome didn’t decide home-field advantage in the World Series. That new wrinkle was added to give it a purpose beyond showcasing the premier talent in the sport. But the system for selecting those players continues to cheapen the game. More on that later. The annual event was once highly anticipated. A game between...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Reds that deserve to be All-Stars

The 2015 MLB All-Star game is two weeks away now and with voting closing on July 2nd, there are still several starting spots up for grabs. The big story of this years’ All-Star Game is the potential of the Kansas City Royals having up to seven or eight starters representing them in Great American Ballpark, home of the Cincinnati Reds. Yesterday, the MLB released updated voting...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels Pitcher Hector Santiago Has an Amazing Autograph Collection

I always wondered what young baseball players felt like when they took the diamond against some of the best the game has to offer. Are they awestruck? Do they attempt to block out their previous fandom? For Los Angeles Angels pitcher Hector Santiago, it’s all about living in the moment. He might not be star-struck, but he surely is appreciating his time in the Majors. This much...
Via Sportsnaut
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Little leaguer Mo'ne Davis meets Braves' slugger Hank Aaron

ATLANTA (AP) Hank Aaron can appreciate someone with the ability and fortitude to overcome challenges. The Braves' slugger met Little League sensation Mo'ne Davis Tuesday and her youth league teammates, who got a tour of Turner Field. Davis and the Anderson Monarchs, a Philadelphia youth baseball club, stopped in Atlanta as part of team's three-week, 3,500-mile barnstorming tour...
Via AP on Fox
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

In celebration of Hammerin’ Hank Aaron

The 2015 baseball season marks the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron (a.k.a., The Hammer) and his return to play in Milwaukee, finishing out his career with the Milwaukee Brewers – then a newer AL expansion team. His return to Milwaukee, home of the Milwaukee Braves in the ‘50’s, and the only city for which Aaron played in a World Series, happened just a year after he finally...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez Reaches 2,000 RBI Milestone, Yankees Lose To Orioles (Video)

BALTIMORE — One of these days, Alex Rodriguez will take time to appreciate all the records and milestones he’s collected throughout his major league career. Currently, however, A-Rod is interested in tabulating only one thing: victories for the New York Yankees. Rodriguez joined Hank Aaron as the only members of the exclusive 2,000-RBI club on Saturday...
Via NESN.com
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Yanks' A-Rod joins Aaron in exclusive 2,000-RBI club

  Alex Rodriguez has joined Hank Aaron as the only players in major league history with 2,000 career RBIs. Rodriguez hit a two-run homer Saturday night for the New York Yankees in a game against the Baltimore Orioles. The sixth-inning drive off Bud Norris lifted A-Rod's career RBI total to 2,001. Hank Aaron ranks first on the career list with 2,297 RBIs. It was the 666th career...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez joins Aaron in 2,000-RBI club

BALTIMORE (AP) Alex Rodriguez has joined Hank Aaron as the only players in major league history with 2,000 career RBIs. Rodriguez hit a two-run homer Saturday night for the New York Yankees in a game against the Baltimore Orioles. The sixth-inning drive off Bud Norris lifted A-Rod's career RBI total to 2,001. Hank Aaron ranks first on the career list with 2,297 RBIs. It was the...
Via AP on Fox
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez Now in Second Place on the All-Time RBI List

In a season that’s going to be full of milestones for New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez, the much-maligned veteran surpassed yet another enigmatic player on an important list. By virtue of a fifth-inning RBI single against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night, Rodriguez moved ahead of Barry Bonds for second on the all-time list with 1,997 career RBI. Only Hank Aaron...
Via Sportsnaut
June 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Fastball: Documentary to be Released About the “Seminal Pitch”

It may take a director days, weeks, even months to figure out the perfect title for a film. However, this time it was rather easy. “Fastball.” Sounds boring doesn’t it? Well, it could be if you’re not a baseball nerd like myself. “Fastball,” according to CBS Sports, is a documentary “that aims to celebrate baseball’s seminal pitch.” There are many recognizable faces...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

FLASHBACK: The Dean Martin Celebrity Roast of Hank Aaron

Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of Hank Aaron achieving the unthinkable…breaking Babe Ruth’s career home run record. And while we all remember the iconic video image of Aaron being congratulated by a pair of 17-year-old strangers as he rounded the bases, forgotten is the then-future home run king being roasted. That’s right, long before Justin Bieber was taken to the...
Via Hall of Very Good
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Celebrating the anniversary of Hank Aaron hitting No. 715

It was a glorious moment. On April 8, 1974, Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record, previously thought unassailable, when he hit his 715th career home run. Aaron’s historic blast occurred during a game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Atlanta Braves; it was the Braves’ first home game of the 1974 season. When Aaron knocked an Al Downing pitch over the...
Via The Sports Post
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis, Bush Stadium, and the Clowns

More than the site of a world-famous automobile race, Indianapolis is a Midwestern bedrock of popular culture. Its benchmarks include being the hometown for David Letterman, the site of Elvis Presley’s last concert, and the setting for the CBS situation comedy “One Day at a Time.” Additionally, Indianapolis enjoys prominence in baseball history as the home of the Clowns...
Via The Sports Post
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hank Aaron doesn't resent A-Rod, he's rooting for him

Alex Rodriguez has a lot more enemies than friends these days, but he gained a powerful ally this week. Hall of Famer Hank Aaron told Newsday in a recent interview that he hopes the disgraced New York Yankees slugger has a successful return to baseball this season. “I am rooting for him,” Aaron said, via Newsday. “Despite all of the things that people say he had been involved...
Via Fox Sports
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Hank Aaron 'rooting' for Alex Rodriguez to succeed in return

Alex Rodriguez has a lot more enemies than friends these days, but he gained a powerful ally earlier this week.   Hall of Famer Hank Aaron told Newsday in a recent interview that he hopes the disgraced New York Yankees slugger has a successful return to baseball this season. “I am rooting for him,” Aaron said, via Newsday. “Despite all of the things that people say he had...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez has unlikely supporter in Hank Aaron: Report

Alex Rodriguez has been hard at work repairing his tattered image and beside cultivating new fans by high-fiving kids too young to be haters, the Yankees pariah is getting support from one unexpected person.  Namely, Hank Aaron, the Hall of Famer. "I am rooting for him," Aaron told Newsday. "Despite all of the things that people say he had been involved in, I'm rooting...
Via The Other Paper
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

City of Atlanta doesn’t want Braves to take Aaron statue

The Atlanta Braves’ pending move to Cobb County has been a divisive issue for Braves fans and residents of both Cobb and Fulton counties. And now, a strange new wrinkle is getting inserted into the situation – the city of Atlanta doesn’t want the Braves to take a statue of Hank Aaron with them to SunTrust Park in 2017, claiming it was paid for by taxpayers. The Atlanta Journal...
Via The Outside Corner
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

City of Atlanta doesn’t want Braves to take Hank Aaron statue

The Atlanta Braves’ pending move to Cobb County has been a divisive issue for Braves fans and residents of both Cobb and Fulton counties. And now, a strange new wrinkle is getting inserted into the situation – the city of Atlanta doesn’t want the Braves to take a statue of Hank Aaron with them to SunTrust Park in 2017, claiming it was paid for by taxpayers. The Atlanta Journal...
Via Bloguin Best
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Hank Aaron is trying to buy the Atlanta Hawks

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Hank Aaron is interested in buying the Atlanta Hawks as part of a group bidding on them. The Hawks just went on sale this past week and should sell for a pretty penny. Aaron was the homerun king for 33 years after his retirement (thanks a lot, Barry Bonds) and is trying to team up with a group of potential owners led by Memphis Grizzlies minority owner...
Via Bloguin Best
January 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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