The end.

Dear friends, The time has come. After writing about the Braves for 8 seasons, I am closing the blog at the end of the 2014 season. When I started writing about Braves baseball, I wanted to meet more fans like me. I was tired of the message boards, full of guys who didn’t find value in my point of view because it didn’t match theirs. (As I've learned several times in my life...
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September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Nationals 9-17-2014 and Mets 9-19-2014

Hi Lovvies, We were eliminated from postseason contention today, so it seems like an appropriate time to post my last gameday post. I hope you enjoy these photos from last week. Braves vs Nationals - September 17, 2014 Batting practice from right field is a very different point of view. The best closer in baseball I'll never tire of this pose. for Jey Love how you can see CoryGearrin...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Exclusive: The Glavines receive Aflac’s Duckprints Award

I received an email, which read (in part): A month ago, former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine was inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame. On Sept. 8, Glavine will enter a hall of fame of an entirely different sort – one that honors people who have made a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. Glavine and his wife, Chris, will receive Aflac’s Duckprints Award for...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Athletics 8-15 and 8-16-2014

I took a lot of pictures on EO weekend, but it took so long to find the motivation to edit the pictures that I only chose a few. Here are some of the best from both games. batting practice Friday pitching in the game Friday He pitched very well, as usual. And I like his new number choice. pretty eyes on Saturday blue steel eventually their entire bullpen wore their hats like this...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Another torn UCL

❤ (torn ACL not pictured) I've had some injury-prone fave Braves in the past (hi Moylo) but I can't even process this, y'all. Disclosure: I have not read most of these articles. I can't right now. Just putting them here in case any of you want to read them or I decide to read them later. MGR Fredi Gonzalez announced today that LHP Jonny Venters visited with Dr. Andrews and his...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

How did we miss this?

Initially I clicked a link on Twitter to read an article titled, "Kimbrel has high praise for Reds closer Chapman" (which is a good read if you like pitching), and that picture was in the sidebar and it cracked me up. I hardly ever read the AJC anymore so I'm sorry I missed that photo. It's great, mostly because I can't tell if he's being serious or sarcastic. ----------------...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome back, EO!

USATSI photo   Of course I'm going to Friday's and Saturday's games. Duh.   Susan was gracious enough to share a ticket with me for Friday, and Saturday Kolbi and I will be celebrating her birthday while she wears her husband's EO shirt in a section of the stadium where I've never sat: by the visitor's bullpen. I'm so used to the right field view that this will be weird! But...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Two cool things happened last night

Well, a lot of cool things happened last night, including our first win in what feels like forever. But these two things stood out to me: 1. First pitch Your browser does not support iframes. I love that our Hall of Famers have a sense of humor. They are the best (...literally. see: HOF), and the look on the catchers' faces (Phil Gosselin, David Hale, and Cory Gearrin) as they...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

I really hope this is a fluke.

Well this is very sad. I love watching Chris Johnson play and I can't think of anything I've said or done that would cause this. I got a little paranoid and started checking other Braves I follow on Twitter, and a quick spot-check of 4 or 5 of them shows no one else has blocked me. I also follow his fiancee, and she didn't block me either. If anyone knows what's going on, will...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Padres 7-26-2014

@groupcse Exciting! I'd love to go! #FrancoeurFan — Lauren T. (@BravesLove) July 24, 2014             Everyone will tell you this about Jeff Francoeur: "He's one of the nicest Braves I've ever met." And it's true - he's one of the nicest, goofiest, kind-hearted Braves I've ever spoken with. That's just his personality. I do wish he'd had success as a Brave, but life doesn...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves vs Padres 7-26-2014 Gallery

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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Hall of Fame Induction Day

4 more hours until these 3 are immortalized in baseball history. #HOFBRAVES — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 27, 2014 You can follow the wall-to-wall coverage of the Braves being inducted into Cooperstown today via basically every sports media outlet out there, so I'd just like to say a few things about each inductee. Bobby Cox: I met Bobby a few times...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Phillies 7-18-2014

View from 325. It was much better than it looks here! Cousin Catherine and I were talking yesterday about a fan-written gameday recap she read on a website, and we started talking about why I don't do play-by-play or analysis-style recaps. Basically, there are plenty of places to read that junk and my version of game recaps is "I went to the game; look at all these boys." :D Working...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves vs Phillies 7-18-2014 Gallery

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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2014 Braves All-Stars!

85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America) 2014 gave us three Braves all-stars, all very talented and the honor was well-deserved. Here are some pictures and things from the game last week, in case you missed the wall-to-wall coverage on practically every sports network except ESPN. ;) FYI...
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July 21, 2014  |  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 rival for more...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Midpoint Sillies

We're at the "midpoint" of the season (even though we've completed 95 of 162 regular season games for 2014... whatever, it's break time), and I always enjoy seeing what Google says brought y'all here. Here are some things to enjoy until I can get the ASG post together... People asked Google questions... what song does craig kimbrell come out too? ♡  Welcome to the Jungle. This...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Big League Chew

As part of the push to get Justin Upton chosen as the Final Vote All Star this year, he sat down to do a Twitter Q&A for a few minutes yesterday afternoon. Here are the questions and answers, before they get buried in the Braves Twitter feed. :) Ready to answer your questions - let's go! #AskJUp — #VoteJUp (@Braves) July 9, 2014 Who's your favorite...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

That’s an extraordinarily tan leg, sir

Yesterday my cousin Catherine sent me a screenshot of this photo, from the Braves instagram page. (Click the pic to go there.)  And by "ridiculous" she means really really great!   I have never seen a baseball player with a leg tan like that. I am way more amused by this than I should be! (I'm also embarrassed to admit I don't know who that is sitting on the bottom right of...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Braves All-Stars!

Our very own @Julio_Teheran is headed to the 2014 All-Star game! Congrats Julio! — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 6, 2014 Get this: Teheran is OFFICIALLY a replacement. Samardzjialphabet was an Cubs All-Star before he got traded to the American League yesterday. Now he's ineligible to play, so Teheran took his spot on the roster. This is stupid, since...
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July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Man, I wish we’d kept Eric O’Flaherty

But if you've been reading for a while, you know I heart EO. He made his first post-Tommy John appearance yesterday and threw a scoreless inning. (Of course he did.) Here are some screenshots from and some reports from people on the left coast... Eric O'Flaherty is making his #Athletics debut. It's his first Major League appearance since May 17, 2013 (Tommy John surgery)....
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

“A feel thing”

O'Flaherty is consistently throwing 90-91 mph. Threw all fastballs in his 8-pitch inning Wed. Melvin says callup will be a "feel thing." — Carl Steward (@stewardsfolly) June 19, 2014 1. I have been following EO's rehab outings via Twitter and he's gotten nothing but praise. 2. We need bullpen help (or so they tell me). 3. What does that mean, a "feel thing". Is that EO's feel...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Phillies 6-17-2014

Game with the interns from work! As usual, it was pretty fun. I went a bit early to watch batting practice and get a Maddux bobblehead, and a thunderstorm hit me on the way from work. It was clear by the time the stadium opened, but it was awfully hot and muggy. I had Powerade for dinner. Second game of the year and there's no beepee because they're taking the tarp off. pic.twitter...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Maddux Bobblehead tomorrow!

    One of the perks of working in Human Resources is I get to be on the Party Planning Committee, or the Committee to Plan Parties, whatever floats your boat. Another team member organized a trip to tomorrow's game for the summer interns, and I replied all to an email explaining how awesome this is and telling them to bring a tote for their bobble. And now I have a ticket to...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss


And history has been made! @kimbrel46 is now the Atlanta Braves all-time saves leader! Congrats Craig! #Kimbrel155 — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) June 7, 2014 #ICYMI @kimbrel46 is the @Braves all-time saves leader after recording #155 last night. #Craigzilla — FOX Sports South (@FOXSportsSouth) June 7, 2014 Video: Kimbrell...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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