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November 6, 2012

Nicknames couldn’t save the ’76 Braves

November 6, 2012 // 2 Comments

Leave it to Ted Turner to attempt to profit from nicknames. The erstwhile tycoon probably needed the dough, having just purchased the laughingstock of the NL, fresh off a 67-win season. The ’75 Braves weren’t just bad, they were boring, drawing only 534, 672 fans . Ted made a big splash [...]

The 2 best games by an Atlanta Brave

November 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

They belong to one player — not Hank, Chipper or Mad Dog, but a good ole’ boy with a  career 4.07 ERA. They occurred during the Braves’ inaugural season in Atlanta, one in which Tony Cloninger would lead all NL pitchers with 116 BB. Overall, a forgettable year, save for those two [...]

Evil Empire eyes Ross

November 6, 2012 // 1 Comment

Disquieting news, via Ken Rosenthal: The Yankees, who want to re-sign Russell Martin, long have had interest in another free-agent catcher, David Ross. Signing the best back-up backstop in baseball is a must for the Braves, who will likely be without B-Mac for the first month of 2013. Bet on him [...]
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