Tyler Flowers w/ worst game defensively by a #Braves catcher since @DaleMurphy3 (sorry Murph) — RowlandsOffice (@RowlandsOffice) April 3, 2017 ...@RowlandsOffice with all due respect... I had much, much worse — Dale Murphy (@DaleMurphy3) April 3, 2017 I couldn't resist a follow-up, asking Number 3 if he ever had the pleasure of catching Knucksie. ...@RowlandsOffice... Continue Reading →
Buster Olney's interview with Dale Murphy is well worth your time. Number 3 discusses the night Tom Glavine was ordered to throw at him, his displeasure upon learning Gary Matthews had been traded to the Phils and the famous brawl with the Padres.
Dale Murphy gets it. He's not a bitter old ballplayer, or a one-dimensional, milk-drinking Mormon. Follow him on Twitter -- he's got good taste and measured opinions. He's a cool guy. It shouldn't come as a surprise, then, that he has a refreshing take on the old school vs. new school debate. Dale Murphy was... Continue Reading →
Dare you not to shed a tear as Murph trots onto the field in a Phillies uni to the accompaniment of "Auld Lang Syne" on the organ. Or during Number 3's humble speech. With Ernie Sr. as the MC -- no one, save perhaps for Pearl Sandow, loved the Braves more.
(via the NYT) Dale Murphy, the Atlanta Braves outfielder, may not be William Bendix, but he has apparently borrowed a page from the Babe Ruth legend. The way they're telling it in Atlanta, Murphy paid a call at a local hospital a while back to help cheer up Elizabeth Smith, a 6-year-old girl who had... Continue Reading →
Happy 57th, Murph! (that ain't right). Glad to see No. 3 taking a more active role in the organization, one that will continue in 2013. The Braves will celebrate one of their all-time greats on July 11 with Dale Murphy Night. The first 20,000 fans attending the Braves-Reds game will receive a Murph bobblehead.
Nice piece by baseball scribe Tyler Kepner on Murph's last chance to be voted into Cooperstown before going to the veteran's committee. The story points out a couple interesting factors not often considered in HOF debates, including this: The ballot lists integrity, sportsmanship and character among the factors for voters to consider. Chad Murphy says... Continue Reading →
No. 3 blogs about his trade to the Phillies.
SI's Jon Heyman posted his HOF ballot today, saying he's changed his mind on Murph: " A clean homer hitter who twice won the NL MVP award and was an iconic player for a while. A converted catcher, he turned himself into a Gold Glove defender in centerfield. He also brought a lot of honor... Continue Reading →