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WATCH: Braves fan hit in face trying to catch foul ball

This clip from Wednesday night’s Nationals-Braves game at Turner Field is going to make you wince…and then maybe laugh. Ah jeez. I’m laughing. The poor guy had no chance at this foul ball. What’s more embarrassing – the Braves’ play on the field this September, or this fan completely whiffing on catching this foul ball and eating it? But seriously, random Braves fan...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lineup Maximizer: Don’t Cross Cody Ross

Man, I have not watched a Braves game in a frog's leap, but lemme tell you, Freddie Freeman takes batting seriously. It is no joke when he steps to the plate. First off, Too Close by Alex Clare is his walkup song. Not a bad choice to set a  dramatic tone. What happens is Freeman enters the batter box, takes a quick glance back at the catcher and umpire, as if he's making...
Via Razzball
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is it time for the Atlanta Braves to clean house?

To say this was a disappointing season for the Atlanta Braves would be an understatement. After surprising the league, overtaking the Washington Nationals last year, and starting this year as the youngest team in baseball, things were looking up for the Braves despite the national media’s love affair with the Nationals. Most picked the Nationals to win the division, and obviously...
Via Bloguin Best
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where Do the Braves Go From Here?

Unlike the previous iteration of the “Where Do The _____ Go From Here”, the immediate future of this week’s focus, the Atlanta Braves, remains very much unwritten. The Braves are 5.5 games out of a National League Wild Card spot with one team to leap frog. Should a litany of things break their way, they’ll […]
Via Fangraphs
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Umpire boots Atlanta Braves fan for profanely taunting Bryce Harper (video)

Razzing — even flat-out taunting — of visiting ballplayers by hometown fans has long been an integral part of baseball. Catcalls, boos, even not-so-nice things about the player and his family (sometimes true but usually not) are all part of the game day experience, something that players usually just shrug off and ignore. That was […] The post Umpire boots Atlanta Braves fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves fan ejected for heckling Bryce Harper (Video)

An Atlanta Braves fan took it a bit too far while trying to distract Bryce Harper on Tuesday night, and he was ejected from the ballpark as a result. During the 6th inning of Washington’s NL East-clinching win over the Braves, a fan could be heard raining four-letter words down on Bryce Harper. “Bryce Harper […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals clinch NL East title with 3-0 win over Braves

The Washington Nationals are the 2014 National League East division champions after knocking off the Atlanta Braves 3-0 on Tuesday. Hey October, here come the #Nats! #NothingButOctober #Postseason pic.twitter.com/fN0kZZ7cAO — Washington Nationals (@Nationals) September 17, 2014 It was fitting to rely on their captain Ian Desmond to provide all the offense needed for the win. First...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves reveal 'SunTrust Park' name at stadium groundbreaking

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Atlanta Braves didn't spare any of the "pomp" or "circumstance" in Tuesday's ostentatious groundbreaking ceremony for the new baseball stadium -- set for a 2017 launch -- rolling out a legion of local/regional/national dignitaries and promoting a circus atmosphere at the site of the Cobb County venue. There was also some mystery...
Via Fox Sports South
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Braves?

Fredi Gonzalez Braves – Photo Credit – LWYang All season, we have known how bad the Texas Rangers have been. We also know that they have an excuse — injuries has killed that team and since they have been good the past couple of years, they kind of get a mulligan, though it might be unfair. So what exactly is the Atlanta Braves (75-75) excuse for getting swept by a Rangers ...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Tickets 38% Below Average For Series vs Nationals

Ervin Santana Atlanta Braves – Photo Credit – LWYang After losing three consecutive games over the weekend to the worst team in baseball in the Texas Rangers, the Washington Nationals head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Braves for three games at Turner Field. Following this week’s series with the Nationals, the Braves schedule will host final regular season home stands against...
Via Hot Stove MLB
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis still out Monday

As the Atlanta Braves season continues to spiral out of control, their slugging catcher Evan Gattis continues to be shelved with strep throat.  He is not in the lineup today and Kevin McAlpin is reporting that he is going again to doctors to see why he is still feeling symptoms.  Evan Gattis is seeing doctors once again to determine why his symptoms of strep throat continue to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper, Craig Kimbrel and a Rare Moment of Weakness

I’m going to be honest, I feel a bit dirty writing this post. We’re now on year five of Craig Kimbrel being impossibly good. For four years he’s clearly been the best reliever in baseball and, frankly, it’s one of the better stretches of relief pitching we’ve seen in recent history. Yet, this is the […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis out for weekend

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis will not be available for the weekend series with the Texas Rangers, reports Christian Corona of MLB.com. Gattis is dealing with strep throat and has not played since Sunday. Atlanta lost 2-1 to the Rangers on Friday, putting them three games back in the race for an NL Wild Card with 15 games remaining. Christian Bethancourt is behind the plate...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harang avoids sweep, Braves fight for postseason berth

In one of the most unusual seasons we have seen from the Braves in the last dozen years, the Braves continue to hang on to hopes of a postseason berth. At this writing, sitting 1 1/2 games out of the 2nd wild card slot. They are 8 games behind the rival Nats, a gap they did little to close in this week’s series against them. Despite one more series against the Nats this season...
Via BravesWire
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Braves axe Fredi Gonzalez?

As the days in the 2014 regular season dwindle down, the Atlanta Braves find themselves fighting to stay alive in the tight NL Wild Card race. The situation is still unsettled after Saturday, as Atlanta remains 5.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East and tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the final playoff spot. The team’s recent struggles, which includes being...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  1 Comment
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