Distractions courtesy of #Braves gone by

Thirty-one years ago today the greatest brawl in the history of baseball went down at Fulco. Thirty years ago today Bobby Cox made the greatest trade in Braves history. Here's the inside story.  

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One and done, #Braves edition

He was the Braves' first round draft pick out of UNC, the 8th player taken in 1967, and less than two years later Garry Hill was in the majors. The right-handed starter adapted easily to pro ball, finishing his rookie year in Double-A with a 3.11 ERA and 82 Ks in 84 innings. Hill got... Continue Reading →

Remembering when the Office ran afoul of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Hanna

It all started with a rather innocuous post introducing Preston Hanna as one of the 20 worst Atlanta Braves pitchers of all time. A no-brainer, considering Hanna's 4.49 ERA and 1.635 WHIP in 389 IP with the Bravos. That prompted Office loyalist Roadrunner48 to share a cherished memory of the Pensacola native: I remember standing... Continue Reading →

The better comparison for 2017 #Braves and their over-40 rotation duo: 1981

In 1980, the Braves accomplished something they hadn't done since 1974, winning more games than they lost. Offense wasn't a problem -- Dale Murphy finally blossomed, Bob Horner looked like the next great power hitter, Chris Chambliss provided stability and Gary Matthews, spark. Pitching was another story, as Phil Niekro and Tommy Boggs were the... Continue Reading →

201 pitches

That's how many pitches were thrown by 42-year-old Warren Spahn 53 years ago today. Willie Mays homered on Spahn's 201st to break a scoreless tie. In the bottom of the 16th. "He ought to will his body to medical science," said Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell, who was in attendance at Candlestick Park for the epic... Continue Reading →

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