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We feel you, Detroit

October 5, 2014 // 1 Comment

That was an Atlanta sports day if I’ve ever seen one. Losing to the Bills, at home, then being held in check by Bud Norris. An undependable bullpen. Sudden lack of [...]

The Braves have buzz

July 20, 2013 // 2 Comments

2012 attendance through 46 games: 29,961 2013 attendance through 46 games: 32,027 Meanwhile, the Braves’ local TV ratings are 17.9% ahead of last year’s numbers at [...]

No shame in being pissed

October 6, 2012 // 5 Comments

Nearly a quarter century ago, a moribund Braves franchise recruited Jim Varney, aka Ernest P. Worrell, as a pitchman. The Braves trotted out Ernest with all the subtlety [...]

Bring it, Chipper!

September 5, 2012 // 9 Comments

Sorry, Chip, had to watch replay of the Buffalo-UGA tilt on TV and then catch up on all the high school games I DVR’d. Come on Atlanta! The Ted was a morgue tonite. We [...]

Worst fans ever

September 27, 2011 // 25 Comments

Tampa has a $39 million payroll and a roster full of exciting, homegrown players. Once again they’re slaying the dragons in the AL East, but their 12 fans could give a [...]

Portrait of THE fan

July 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

Enjoy this 1983 SI profile of Pearl Sandow, who attended more than 3,700 Atlanta Crackers and Braves games. Aisle 105, row 9, seat 1 is her accustomed spot, behind the [...]

Welcome to the Net

May 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

That’s what they call Oakland’s mausoleum, home to Al Davis’ ego (and the Athletics). Wednesday’s Turner Field experience reminded me of what it must [...]

Not all Boston fans suck

April 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

Meet the Boston Braves Boosters — a dying breed who deserves your respect. The only organized Boston baseball fans who actively despise the Red Sox, the BBB attend [...]

Numbers and such

August 30, 2010 // 5 Comments

23,438: Sunday’s night’s attendance at the Trop for the finale of the Tampa-Boston series. The Rays are a great story and a fun team to watch, but no one in TSTP [...]
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