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Today in History: Randy Johnson and the Perfect Game

On May 18, 2004, 40-year-old Randy Johnson helped the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 2-0 away victory over the Atlanta Braves as he became the oldest pitcher to throw a perfect game. There were 23,381 fans in attendance. In nine innings Johnson struck 13 batters out. With the help of his teammates, all 27 batters were stopped before they reached first. The last batter up for...
Via Grandstand University
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Burning questions for Braves at catcher in 2014

In the summer of 2005, Brian McCann supplanted Johnny Estrada as the Braves starting catcher just one month into his career, and would go on to become one of the most dependable backstops in the majors. Over nine seasons, McCann appeared in 83.7 percent of the 1,307 games in which he was on the active roster, hitting at least 20 home run in six straight years and he was a seven-time...
Via Fox Sports South
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Point/Counterpoint: Banning Plate Collisions

POINT - The “Pussification” of Baseball By Nathan Trop, AngelsWin.com ColumnistBaseball’s rumored prohibition of plate collisions is a tragic “pussification” of baseball.  Plate collisions are a part of baseball lore.  Some of the best baseball highlights you will ever see involve a player barreling down the third base line with the catcher in position to make that all...
Via Angelswin
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-MLB catcher Estrada arrested

Former major-league catcher Johnny Estrada was arrested on domestic violence charges after reportedly making death threats against his wife in front of the couple's three children, a Georgia newspaper reported. Estrada was charged last week with aggravated stalking because he violated a protective order placed against him by his wife, the Newnan Times-Herald reported. According...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnny Estrada arrested on domestic violence charges

getty images Former catcher Johnny Estrada was arrested in Coweta County on Thursday. Estrada, 37, was picked up for domestic violence charges according to the Newnan Times-Herald. Estrada was charged after deputies visited a home Wednesday night responding to complaints from his wife, Jennifer, who told them that he had made death threats against her. The Estradas moved to Coweta...
Via Tireball.com
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Dbacks 6-29-13

No one wanted Prado to go, most of all Prado himself. The day our Marteen got traded, Alison and I made plans to go to all the Dbacks games we could. Then Real Life happened, and the only day we could both make it was Saturday. (Alison went on Sunday too.) In spite of neither of us caring much about the alumni softball game, we went early. This is the best thing that happened: Host...
Via Love My Bravos
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Millwood Tips His Cap

When I think of expectations, I think of a line an old college buddy used to say regarding just about any undertaking: “Aim low and miss.” Olympian, he was not. But that line came back to me when I was thinking about Kevin Millwood, not because Kevin Millwood aimed low, but because I think many observers had unreasonable expectations for his career. Millwood, as you probably...
Via Fangraphs
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Burning questions facing Braves catchers

The Braves have enjoyed a fortuitous run of primarily keeping Javy Lpez or Brian McCann on the active roster every season since 1994 -- with the notable exception of 2004, when Johnny Estrada had a career year with Atlanta (nine HRs, 76 RBI, .314 batting). Few MLB clubs can match Atlanta's 20-season stability at catcher. And that'll be the case ... for at least one more...
Via Fox Sports South
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Burning questions facing Braves catchers

The Braves have enjoyed a fortuitous run of primarily keeping Javy Lpez or Brian McCann on the active roster every season since 1994 -- with the notable exception of 2004, when Johnny Estrada had a career year with Atlanta (nine HRs, 76 RBI, .314 batting). Few MLB clubs can match Atlanta's 20-season stability at catcher. And that'll be the case ... for at least one more...
Via Fox Sports South
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Pictures from the 2012 Brian McCann 16 Rally Foundation Celebrity Softball Game!

It's hard to believe this is the 4th annual Rally softball game... maybe because the second was rained out and never started. Either way, I'm glad so much money was raised for childhood cancer research. Brian McCann and Chipper Jones were team captains, as usual. The only current Brave who played was Jonny Venters (who only hit once and didn't play defensively); former...
Via Love My Bravos
November 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Blue Jays 6-9-12

Simba's first big league homer! No beepee today - they had the alumni softball game beforehand. I know it's exciting to a lot of people, but when you watch it for a couple of years in a row...it's just a softball game. I'd rather see a home run derby, honestly. But I don't schedule these things, so I took pics of what I could. We spent most of the game up in the...
Via Love My Bravos
June 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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