RIP

RIP Gerbil

Don Zimmer, who spent 65 years in professional baseball, never had a job outside of the game. If that’s not living a dream I don’t know what is. Here’s one [...]

June 4, 2014 // 3 Comments

R.I.P. Rick Camp

Dead of natural causes. Here’s a story I wrote for the local organ remembering Rick Camp’s most iconic moment as a Brave: “I thought it was the Four [...]

April 25, 2013 // 6 Comments

RIP Earl Williams

Earl Williams, who at 22 was named 1971 NL Rookie of the  Year, died today after a bout with acute leukemia. He was 64. Williams was one of five Atlanta Braves — along [...]

January 31, 2013 // 10 Comments

RIP Earl Weaver

Funny, profane, brilliant and beloved, Weaver died early Saturday while on a Orioles fantasy cruise. I’ll bet he signed off with one final [...]

January 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

R.I.P. Pascual Perez

Pascual was apparently killed for his pension check in his native Dominican Republic. I’m working on an appreciation for the local organ and will link when [...]

November 1, 2012 // 7 Comments

R.I.P. Dan Roundfield

Dan Roundfield, arguably the best pure power forward in Atlanta Hawks history, drowned Monday off the coast of Aruba. He made three All-Star teams as a Hawk and was a regular [...]

August 7, 2012 // 5 Comments

Munson the Brave

Before he became a Bulldog, Larry Munson was, briefly, a voice of the Braves. If only he had stayed and Milo Hamilton left. Wouldn’t you have loved to hear Larry call [...]

November 21, 2011 // 1 Comment

RIP Chuck Tanner

The former Atlanta manager died Friday at his home in Pennsylvania. Braves fans may not remember him fondly but by all accounts he was a decent guy and, in the right [...]

February 11, 2011 // 7 Comments

A phenom’s plight

Old school Braves fans probably remember Hank Small, an Atlanta native and University of South Carolina legend once primed for stardom. The big first baseman hit 25 homers, [...]

January 30, 2011 // 4 Comments

RIP Lou Brown

James Gammon, the fine character actor who played manager Lou Brown in “Major League,” succumbed to cancer Friday at age [...]

July 17, 2010 // 4 Comments

RIP Ernie Harwell

Later today I’ll link a story I’m working on for the mother ship about the legendary Atlanta Crackers broadcaster, who passed away [...]

May 5, 2010 // 5 Comments

Baseball loses an icon

What a week. First Nick Adenhart, then Harry Kalas and now Mark “the Bird” Fidrych has died. Fidrych, one of baseball’s all-time characters, was killed in [...]

April 13, 2009 // 11 Comments

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