Three trades consummated over three years and three days in December. The one constant? Adrian Devine, drafted by Atlanta, traded to Texas, dealt back to the Braves then re-acquired by … Continue Reading Adrian Devine, the all-time throw-in
Talk about your meaningless small sample sizes. If someone only watched Franggla play against the Braves, they’d think these guys were Miggy Cabrera. Uggla and Francoeur vs. the Braves in … Continue Reading How can this be?/Open Thread, 5.5 #Braves vs. Filthadelphia
John Rocker isn’t the only former Brave hitting the reality show circuit. David Justice / Dweezil Zappa TV-PG CC A lavish-living baseball star swaps wives with an eco-friendly musician. Starring: … Continue Reading So what’s David Justice up to?
The dishonor goes to the second-biggest jerk (behind Rocker) ever to wear a Braves uni (1:16 mark).
Longtime Braves fans recall the ’82 team fondly, but do you remember Bob Porter, a utility OF who, in 41 games over two seasons, hit a punchless .171? How ’bout Tom … Continue Reading The all-obscure Bravos
One quick example to support my theory: I watch the World Series every year as most of you probably do. Each year I see a stat that comes across the … Continue Reading John Rocker says something stupid (cont’d)
Toronto made some big moves this offseason, all of which have failed miserably. Besides the trades for R.A. Dickey, Jose Reyes and Josh Johnson, there was the signing of Melky … Continue Reading This is the Melky we remember
Dayton Moore never disappoints, signing yet another discarded Brave on Thursday. Blaine Boyer will presumably compete with Anthony Lerew, Bruce Chen, Kyle Davies, Horacio Ramirez, Juan Cruz and Roman Colon for a … Continue Reading Guess who just signed Blaine Boyer?
Everyone’s favorite .211-hitting, PED-using centerfielder is coming back! Yep, the Braves, for some reason, have picked up Jordan Schafer off waivers from Houston. I’m going to assume this is one … Continue Reading Could Scott Thorman be far behind?
According to Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference’s WAR (Wins Above Replacement) calculation, Jeff Francoeur is the the worst player in the game, though he’s not the worst ever. Jerry Royster‘s 1977 with … Continue Reading Former Brave is ‘worst player in baseball,’ but not as bad as Jerry Royster in ’77
Three years ago, a miraculous catch by DeWayne Wise saved Mark Buehrle’s perfect game. Last night it was Gregor Blanco’s turn, preserving perfection for Matt Cain.
Money quote: Sullivan’s bona fides were further challenged during Saturday’s alumni softball game. Watching him warm up, Andy Ashby, a starting pitcher for the Braves in 2000, remarked, “Dude, you’ve … Continue Reading The inside story of the Braves impostor
Hard to tell what’s more tortured in John Rocker’s new tome, “Scars and Strikes” — the writing or the ex-Brave’s insistence that he is a victim. I died on a … Continue Reading John Rocker is a whiny little bitch
World Net Daily recently published a fawning piece on the persecuted ex-Brave John Rocker. In the article, the former closer shares his views on subjects such as immigration reform, the … Continue Reading A chat with former Brave Lonnie Smith
Stout pitching made the Braves’ incredible run of division pennants possible. Bad pitching ended the run. And by bad I mean wretched. Only the ’87 and ’77 Bravos had worse … Continue Reading Damn the 2006 Braves pitching sucked!
I’ll never type the words John Rocker without reminding people of 2005’s most odious quote, which tells you all you need to know about the combustible southpaw: “I’ve taken a … Continue Reading Still an asshole
I started following the Braves in 1978. Thirty nine-year-old knuckleballer Jim Bouton was called up in September. I was too young to have read “Ball Four” and was only vaguely … Continue Reading Damn near the coolest day in Braves history
Choosing a 1B (Casey Kotchman) and 2B (Keith Lockhart) was easy. They were as uninspiring as it gets. Shortstop was more of a challenge, as the position has been staffed … Continue Reading The All-Blah Braves: 3B
Hey, it happens. And the Metrodome was a helluva lot louder than the Ballpark in Arlington. A lot of people criticized bringing in Charlie Leibrandt to face the Twins in … Continue Reading Twenty years ago tonight, Bobby said Wohlers and got Leibrandt
In 1982 Jerry Willard was one of five players, including Julio Franco, traded from Philadelphia for Von Hayes. Score one for Cleveland. Willard was released by the Indians four years … Continue Reading Six (er, three) degrees of Braves separation