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The Pirates aim to put Sid Bream’s slide in the past

The 1992 NLCS ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Leading 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth of Game 7, Doug Drabek loaded the bases with none out. Stan Belinda got Ron Gant to hit into a sac fly to make it 2-1, and after a walk kept the bases loaded, Brian Hunter popped up for out number two. Then, Francisco Cabrera singled to left to score David Justice and Sid...
Via Bloguin Best
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates aim to put Sid Bream’s slide in the past

The 1992 NLCS ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Leading 2-0 in the bottom of the ninth of Game 7, Doug Drabek loaded the bases with none out. Stan Belinda got Ron Gant to hit into a sac fly to make it 2-1, and after a walk kept the bases loaded, Brian Hunter popped up for out number two. Then, Francisco Cabrera singled to left to score David Justice and Sid...
Via The Outside Corner
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Assistant GM: Boston In Good Position To Make Offseason Trades

The Boston Red Sox have positioned themselves for an eventful offseason. By stockpiling both prospects and major league talent, the Red Sox can be aggressive this winter, whether it be through trades or free agency. Red Sox assistant general manager Mike Hazen expects the organization to leave no stone unturned in its quest to return to contention in 2015. “I think what we’ve...
Via NESN.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Recipe for Success | Brothers in the Outfield

The Atlanta Braves ruled the 90′s and the early 2000′s as one of baseball’s top mainstays. Now, they seek to regain their status as one of MLB’s best. There was a certain secret to their success though. We appreciate theBFreshReport for allowing us to post this write up. Follow Them on Twitter ->> Originally Posted on:  theBFreshReport.com  Photo Credit...
Via Sports Brothers Report
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Quentin Dilemma

Light-hitting history was made at Petco Park in last Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins when the Padres' 3-4-5 hitters were hitting .194 (Chase Headley), .193 (Yonder Alonso) and .163 (Jedd Gyorko). As far as the meat of the order goes, forget New York Strip. This was something off the menu from the Veggie Grill. Here's the history part, and hold your breath...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins troll the Braves in new commercial starring Kent Hrbek

The Minnesota Twins released a commercial to hype the 2014 season, and fans of the Atlanta Braves will not be pleased with it. In the commercial, former Twins first baseman Kent Hrbek shows new Twins first baseman Joe Mauer how to play his new position by treating Minnesota mascot T.C. Bear like he treated Ron Gant during the 1991 World Series. Cold, Twins – cold.
Via The Outside Corner
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Video: Kent Hrbek teaches Joe Mauer how to play 1st base

The Minnesota Twins are absolutely on fire today. First, the prank video on Mike Pelfrey and now an awesome season promo video featuring Twins' legend Kent Hrbek teaching converted catcher Joe Mauer how to play first base.Your browser does not support iframes.Hrbek is probably best known, nationally, for pulling Ron Gant of the Atlanta Braves off first base for an out during...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Metrodome moments in Twins history

For 28 years, the Minnesota Twins called the Metrodome their home. There were certainly some drawbacks to playing in such a sterile environment with artificial turf and a Teflon roof, but the Twins had some very memorable moments during those years. Soon, the site of those memories will be gone as the Metrodome is scheduled to be demolished next month. In anticipation of the Dome...
Via Fox Sports North
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 10 Metrodome moments in Twins history

For 28 years, the Minnesota Twins called the Metrodome their home. There were certainly some drawbacks to playing in such a sterile environment with artificial turf and a Teflon roof, but the Twins had some very memorable moments during those years. Soon, the site of those memories will be gone as the Metrodome is scheduled to be demolished next month. In anticipation of the Dome...
Via Fox Sports North
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

While You Were Dreaming: Game 114 (Padres vs Phillies)

The last time August 8th fell on a Thursday was 2002.  Had Padres Public existed back then, here’s how the game summary might have read. The Padres concluded this six-game home stand on a high note.  It didn’t start out looking like they would. Brian Lawrence started and made it into the sixth, however thanks to Rickey Ledee’s big day at the plate (double and triple) he departed...
Via Padres Public
August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Where is the long ball?

As of August 6th the St. Louis Cardinals are currently tied for 26th place in the MLB for home runs with 91. Leading the way is Baltimore with 151. At this pace the Cardinals are projected to hit 131 home runs this year as a team. The last time they hit fewer HR’s in a full season was 1993 when the team hit 118 (In 1994 and 95′ the team hit 108 and 107 but those were strike shortened...
Via STLSportsMinute
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Tewksbury’s Notebook: Notes on the 1992 Braves

Earlier this month, former St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Bob Tewksbury took us through his outings against the 1992 Chicago Cubs. He did so with the help of his old notebook, which includes scouting reports, pitch-selection data and results from specific at bats. Also on its pages are mechanical reminders and notes on adjustments he planned to make in the future. Tewksbury, now...
Via Fangraphs
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

McGriff trade, stadium blaze capped wild run for '93 Braves

It's typically implausible for purists of the Merriam-Webster dictionary to be simultaneously satisfied with a sports metaphor, in terms of an athlete literally and figuratively setting the world on fire. However, on this week 20 years ago, Fred McGriff might have pulled off the feat. This story is a recollection of perhaps the greatest trade for a hitter in Braves history...
Via Fox Sports South
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

No more games on Peachtree TV!

Just got a release from FSS... FOX Sports South and SportSouth Acquire 45 Additional Atlanta Braves Games Beginning This Season ATLANTA (February 28, 2013) - FOX Sports South and SportSouth are acquiring the 45 games previously aired on Peachtree TV and will become the Atlanta Braves exclusive local television outlets.  “We are extremely happy to consolidate these 45 additional...
Via Love My Bravos
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves spring training: Day 2

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. To ring in FOXSportsSouth.com's first day of embedded Braves coverage at the Walt Disney World sports complex, here's an all-encompassing postcard from Day 2 of full-squad workouts: Four Workout Observations 1. The infield practice portion was an exercise in casual precision. At some point during drill work, the shortstops fielded five consecutive...
Via Fox Sports South
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves spring training: Day 2

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. To ring in FOXSportsSouth.com's first day of embedded Braves coverage at the Walt Disney World sports complex, here's an all-encompassing postcard from Day 2 of full-squad workouts: Four Workout Observations 1. The infield practice portion was an exercise in casual precision. At some point during drill work, the shortstops fielded five consecutive...
Via Fox Sports South
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Atlanta sports stars raise money for urban youths

ATLANTA -- A group of Atlanta-based and national sports celebrities, past and present, helped raise approximately 40,000 at the Chris Singleton Foundation's "Strikes For A Cause" charity bowling event on Thursday night. At 300 Atlanta, one of the metro area's most popular bowling alleys, current Braves Brian McCann, Freddie Freeman and Kris Medlen, former Braves...
Via Fox Sports South
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ron Gant’s new gig

Did any of you catch Ron Gant on Good Day Atlanta this morning? His new job is on their front news desk! He’s not the sports guy or a special reporter – he’s actually on the main desk from 6-8am every … Continue reading →
Via Love My Bravos
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Top Ten Worst Referee Calls of All-Time

In light of the NFL replacement referee fiasco, this list was compiled over at Askmen.com. We’ve added some videos for your review. Let us know if there’s a call you think belongs, or doesn’t on the list. #10: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals, 1986 1985 World Series Umpire: Don Denkinger Missouri’s “Show-Me State” nickname derives from the people’s devotion...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

10 biggest blown calls in MLB history

After last night's Packers-Seahawks disaster in Seattle, the entire sports world is talking about officiating. While last night's terribly blown call might not go down in league history at the end of the day, it will certainly be remembered for the rest of this season. That call got me thinking about some of the worst calls in MLB history, so I started brainstorming and came...
Via The Outside Corner
September 25, 2012  |  Discuss

The Expandables

The Big Pajamas Fans hear regularly just how much baseball players have improved in terms of strength, conditioning, and speed over the years, but such a generalization ignores the glaring omissions.  Not everybody looks like Dan Uggla and requires a scratching post to get to the spot between the shoulder blades.  As John Kruk famously pronounced, “Lady, I’m not an athlete...
Via Full Spectrum Baseball
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Wezen-Ball: Soviet Scouts Take in a Game by Larry Granillo

In the summer of 1990, the Boy Scouts of America hosted a cultural exchange with a Soviet youth group called the Young Pioneers. This was at a time when people would still refer to a group of young Russian kids as "Soviets". Eight of the sixteen Soviet kids spent two weeks in Atlanta (in early July) while the other eight got to visit Chicago. The American scouts were sent...
Via Baseball Prospectus
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Hrbek statue unveiled at Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS Arms extended, feet off the ground and a smile on his face. That's how Kent Hrbek will forever be remembered the bronze version of him, at least. The Minnesota Twins unveiled Hrbek's statue before Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers. It is located outside of Gate 14, which also bears Hrbek's number. As Hrbek, a Bloomington, Minn., native, said...
Via Fox Sports North
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Hrbek statue unveiled at Target Field

MINNEAPOLIS Arms extended, feet off the ground and a smile on his face. That's how Kent Hrbek will forever be remembered the bronze version of him, at least. The Minnesota Twins unveiled Hrbek's statue before Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers. It is located outside of Gate 14, which also bears Hrbek's number. As Hrbek, a Bloomington, Minn., native, said...
Via Fox Sports North
April 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Hrbek statue to be unveiled on 14th, of course

MINNEAPOLIS First baseman Kent Hrbek won two World Series titles with his hometown Minnesota Twins. Now, Hrbek will be immortalized with a bronze statue of his likeness that will stand outside Target Field. The Twins officially announced Wednesday that Hrbek's statue will be unveiled Saturday, April 14 before Minnesota hosts the Texas Rangers. It will be outside Gate 14, which...
Via Fox Sports North
April 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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