I just heard Mike Lupica repeat the popular myth that Mad Dog was not very effective in October, that only hard throwers dominate in the postseason. Oh really? Maddux had … Continue Reading Myth: Maddux & Glavine struggled in postseason
I’m thrilled that the last pitcher chosen in ESPN’s ranking of the 100 greatest players in MLB history is the perpetually underrated Knucksie, #100 overall. Not so much with the highest-ranked pitcher: Roger Clemens. … Continue Reading Maddux slighted again, and was Smoltzie better than Glavine?
A bad trade set up the best deal the Braves ever made, consummated Aug. 12, 1987. On July 6, 1986, the Braves, 4 games out of first, traded promising right-hander … Continue Reading The silver anniversary of the best trade in Braves history
Here’s a question I hope someone with the time and inclination can answer: The news of Chipper’s retirement means the Braves, in all likelihood, will send four players and one … Continue Reading Five HOF’ers in one decade
On this day it’s nice to remember our favorite team didn’t have to cheat to win. Okay, that has nothing to do with Christmas but Rowland is cheap so a … Continue Reading Merry Christmas from Rowland
I had been a little unclear as to who was eligible when so thanks to DOB for clearing it up. Not only will Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine surely be … Continue Reading Cooperstown 2014
Marquis Grissom caught the final out of Tommy G’s masterpiece. Earlier in the night, moments after Grissom’s grab, I was ordered down from my chair at Manuel’s, further evidence that … Continue Reading 16 years ago tonight
It’s generally agreed that Julio Teheran has more potential than any Braves-grown pitcher since Steve Avery. Certainly there was a lot of buzz around Tommy Hanson’s first start, but mmmBop … Continue Reading The most anticipated debut since Avery
Bobby, Mad Dog and Glav will all be eligible for the Hall that year, and if they don’t make it on the first ballot I’ll go to Cooperstown just to … Continue Reading Office road trip, July 2014
In many ways, Tom Glavine was the signature Brave of the glorious ’90s. He was here for the bad years of 1987 – ’90. His breakout season was 1991, same … Continue Reading Here’s to you, Tommy G.
Unless the Hall of Fame is blind and/or corrupt, Greg Maddux will be inducted as an Atlanta Brave. The only question is if he and Glavine will go in together. … Continue Reading A non-issue
As Braves GM, Wren has proven himself to be a blunderer as a PR man, but generally adept at his real job of building a better team. A recap: October 2007 … Continue Reading Wren, so far
Much respect to the greatest southpaw in Atlanta Braves history:
“The greatest compliment he got was from Greg Maddux at his retirement ceremony in Las Vegas. He was asked what he learned from Tom Glavine. To pitch with pain. That’s … Continue Reading Bobby on Tommy G
I’m thrilled with the McLouth deal and excited about Hanson’s debut. Still, I pretty much agree with Smoltzie‘s take on his friend’s release: “That’s not how you treat people,” Smoltz … Continue Reading Smoltz on Glavine release
They say it’s because of decreased velocity, which is crap. More likely: the Braves re-signed him as a PR move following the Smoltz debacle assuming he probably would not be … Continue Reading Braves release Glavine