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The Braves have buzz

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 [...]

July 20, 2013 // 2 Comments

No shame in being pissed

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 [...]

October 6, 2012 // 5 Comments

Bring it, Chipper!

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 [...]

September 5, 2012 // 9 Comments

Worst fans ever

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 [...]

September 27, 2011 // 25 Comments

Portrait of THE fan

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 [...]

July 2, 2011 // 1 Comment

Welcome to the Net

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 [...]

May 5, 2011 // 1 Comment

Not all Boston fans suck

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 [...]

April 25, 2011 // 1 Comment

Numbers and such

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 [...]

August 30, 2010 // 5 Comments

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