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5 things to know: Sid Bream's slide in the 1992 NLCS (Video)

The MLB playoffs are underway, and to set the tone for our readers, we're reliving some of the unforgettable postseason moments from the recent past.  Today's highlight:  Sid Bream's slide in the 1992 NLCS. Bream beat the throw home from Pittsburgh Pirates left fielder Barry Bonds to give the Atlanta Braves a walk-off victory in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS and sent them...
Via Holdout Sports
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Infographic: Recalling Sid Bream’s legendary slide in Game 7 of 1992 NLCS

Arguably no slide in MLB postseason history is as hotly debated as the one Sid Bream pulled during Game 7 of the 1992 National League Championship Series, as it punched the Atlanta Braves’ ticket to the World Series. Bream’s slide proved to be the game-winning run as the Braves staged a remarkable rally after heading […] The post Infographic: Recalling Sid Bream’s legendary...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves hitting coach quits after dismal season

ATLANTA (AP) Greg Walker has quit as hitting coach of the Atlanta Braves. The move announced Tuesday was not a surprise. Walker's job was in jeopardy after the Braves struggled all season offensively, especially in the final month of the season while losing 18 of 25 games to fall out of playoff contention. Walker says he told manager Fredi Gonzalez of his plans last weekend...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Rumors: Evan Gattis done in Atlanta?

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis was behind the plate for the Braves' season finale against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. However, with some recent suspicion about his future, could that have been his last game with the club?#493812085 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by David O'Brien for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on ajc.com:Evan Gattis will...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

For Braves, a shaky future after dismal finish

ATLANTA (AP) Less than 24 hours after the end to a disappointing season, many of the lockers at Turner Field were already cleaned out Monday. The Atlanta Braves were able to get an early start on the offseason. The final week was essentially meaningless - the first time the Braves have been in that situation since 2009. The players were able to gather their belongings ahead of schedule...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves end rough season on a high note with 2-1 victory over Phillies

The only way that this would've been a more fitting end to the 2014 season for the Atlanta Braves was if they were the team getting shut out after getting all of their hits in the first inning. Instead, only the latter part of that first sentence was true: Yes, the Braves only got 3 hits on the day and they all came in the 1st inning, but the 2-run cushion was just enough for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' Class A team moving to Zebulon in 2015

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Braves' advanced Class A team is moving from Lynchburg, Virginia, to Zebulon, North Carolina. The move announced by the Braves on Monday becomes effective in 2015. The Braves say they have reached a two-year player development contract with the city of Zebulon. The team will be known as the Carolina Mudcats and will remain a member of the Carolina League...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans Get Into Craig Kimbrel’s Dome By Mimicking Windup

On Saturday night, Phillies fans mimicked Craig Kimbrel's windup and temporarily got into the closer's head.
Via Gamedayr
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bats Fall Silent in Support of Hamels, Phils Drop Finale to Atlanta 2-1

One game couldn’t have summarized the entire 2014 season any better than the season finale: the Phils, behind Cole Hamels, fall behind early by a small margin, the bullpen keeps it close but the offense can’t string together enough walks, hits, or anything else to give the Phillies the lead. The Phillies dropped their season finale today to the Atlanta Braves 2-1, falling to...
Via Phillies Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Craig Kimbrel mocked by Phillies fans

Your browser does not support iframes. Craig Kimbrel of the Atlanta Braves is one of baseball’s best closers. He also has quite the stance prior to delivering pitches. Kimbrel bends over and stares toward home plate with his right arm extended before coming set on the mound. Kimbrel came on for the ninth inning of […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies Fans Try To Distract Craig Kimbrel, Mock His Unique Stance (Video)

If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has some big fans in Philadelphia. Kimbrel took the mound against the Phillies in the ninth inning Saturday night, attempting to protect his team’s two-run lead despite the Citizens Bank Park crowd’s best efforts. A group of fans behind home plate banded together and mimicked the closer’s...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Love My Bravos
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Alex Wood scratched from Sunday start

The Atlanta Braves defeated the Philadelphia Phillies last night by the score of 4-2. The win improved the Braves to 78-83, second in the National League West. With a game to play, the Braves will finish with their worst record since they won 72 in 2008. They will play their final game without pitcher Alex Wood, who has been scratched from his start due to a forearm strain. #455995490...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FUNNY: Phillies fans mock Craig Kimbrel's pitching stance (Video)

Philadelphia Phillies fans entertained themselves by mocking the pitching stance of Atlanta Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel during the ninth inning of Saturday's game at Citizens Bank Park.To say that Kimbrel's stance is unusual would be a bit of an understatement, as he bends his upper body down towards the plate and spreads his arms out. In a way, it almost like he's...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Phillies Fans Hilariously Mock Craig Kimbrel’s Stupid Mound Stance

The fact that this hasn’t been done before should give great shame to all baseball fans. The post VIDEO: Phillies Fans Hilariously Mock Craig Kimbrel’s Stupid Mound Stance appeared first on SportsPickle.
Via Sports Pickle
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Upton homers power Braves to 4-2 win over Phillies

With the Braves’ season having slipped into irrelevance for most other than their hardcore fans, the Upton brothers provided one more memorable night Saturday for those still watching in the penultimate game of 2014. B.J. Upton had a tie-breaking leadoff homer in the third inning and Justin Upton belted a tie-breaking two-run homer in the seventh to life the Braves to a 4-2 win...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies fans behind home plate mock Craig Kimbrel (VIDEO)

The Phillies and Braves have already been eliminated from postseason play, but Philadelphia fans weren't going to let their rival's closer, Craig Kimbrel, leave town without a funny sendoff Saturday night.With the Phillies trailing 4-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Braves sent in Kimbrel and that's when the Citizens Bank Park fans started mocking the hard throwing...
Via The Other Paper
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Uptons, Harang help Braves drop Phillies

The Bros. Upton added to their place in MLB history, and in the process helped guarantee the Braves a winning record against the Phillies this season. B.J. Upton hit a solo home run in the third inning and Justin followed with one of his own in the seventh. It was the sixth time the Upton has homered in the same game -- the most of any brothers -- and the third occurrence this season...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A.J. Burnett Makes Final Start Of 2014 As Phillies Face Aaron Harang, Braves

2014 has been a forgettable season for Phillies righthander A.J. Burnett. Dealing with a sports hernia for the duration of the season, Burnett has compiled an 8-17 record and 4.53 ERA heading into his final start. Burnett could be making the final start of his major league career today. While...
Via Philliedelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

B.J. Upton claims Braves’ single-season strikeouts record

B.J. Upton‘s second-inning strikeout against Phillies starter Jerome Williams marked number 172 on the season, breaking a tie with Dan Uggla for the Braves’ single-season record. His brother Justin, who has not struck out tonight as of this writing, has 169 strikeouts on the season. It’s a feat of ignominy for B.J., whose Braves tenure has been less than ideal after signing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wood, along with Teheran, shows he’s top-of-rotation starter

While a figurative building has collapsed around them, Braves pitchers have been the room left standing, producing more quality starts than any other major league team despite getting run support that’s been almost historically awful. And to think, it was the pitching – particularly the starting pitching – that had everyone concerned coming out of spring training, after the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Where did it go wrong for the Braves?

Hey baseball fans, we’re nearing the end of September, which means it’s fairly likely the team you love dearly and support wholeheartedly has been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. I’m here to tell you that it’s ok. Mine has been as well. When a season ends, what comes next? If a particular team was destined to struggle, like the Houston Astros for instance...
Via The Sports Post
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Diekman's Rough Outing Burns Buchanan's Finale

With a series finale in Miami and a three-game homestand against the Atlanta Braves remaining in their season, the Phillies are headed for a possible massive overhaul this offseason. Now that every National League playoff spot has been filled, these last four games have, well, no real meaning. However, if...
Via Philliedelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Chris Johnson leaves with back strain

Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson made an early exit during Wednesday's win, with the team announcing that a lower back strain was the reason for Johnson's removal:3B Chris Johnson left tonight's game with a lower back strain. He is day-to-day.— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 25, 2014Johnson came out of the game before the top of the sixth, with Phil...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Evan Gattis's Protection-Enhanced Catcher's Helmet

Evan Gattis has never suffered a concussion—as far as he knows. But at least a couple of times per week during the season, a foul ball strikes the Atlanta Braves
Via Stack
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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