Today marks a sad anniversary, as well as a franchise-altering one. And Aug. 12 also marks one of the most bizarre games in Braves history: Five years ago tonight, we … Continue Reading Aug. 12 a day rich in #Braves history
My recollection for the local organ, a long form piece worth your time and 19 things you may not know about the most bizarre game in Braves history. A perfect game … Continue Reading #Braves open thread, 7/4, Rick Camp-aganza
No Brave has ever had a better game than Tony Cloninger, 50 years ago. Except maybe Tony Cloninger. On July 3, 1966, Cloninger set three records, becoming the first National League … Continue Reading A performance for the ages, 50 years ago today
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. … Continue Reading 201 pitches
You know the man standing on home plate, but against whom were the Braves playing that day, and where? Hint: It’s not in Florida.
Big day in Braves history. Thirty one years ago, the brawl to end all brawls went down on a Sunday afternoon in Fulco. It’s striking how many players from this … Continue Reading Pascual, the Padres, the Sourpuss and Smoltzie
Via SI: Letterman devoted the opening monologue on his June 17 late-night TV show to a weighty issue—Atlanta Braves relieverTerry Forster. “The fattest man in all of professional sports,” said … Continue Reading Letterman and the ‘Fat Tub of Goo’
It would be a different story five months later, when his defensive meltdown caused the Braves to lose Game 3 of the NLDS to Giants, but on this May afternoon … Continue Reading Five years ago today, Brooks was a #Braves hero
Pete Rose was very vocal about Geno striking him out with a change-up to end his hit streak at 44 games. But until I didn’t know that Rose tried to … Continue Reading Geno vs. Rose
Twenty nine years ago today new Braves GM Bobby Cox began what would be a painful five-year rebuilding project, releasing pitchers Rick Camp, Pascual Perez, Terry Forster and Len Barker. That … Continue Reading Remembering the April Fools Day Massacre
The 70s Braves sucked but at least they were fun. Not sure we’ll be able to say the same about this year’s edition.
A rundown of local sports teams and their novelty theme songs, a 1980s thing not restricted to Atlanta (Super Bowl Shuffle, anyone?) There’s Talkin’ Baseball (and the Braves), via The … Continue Reading Maybe Benedict or Claudell is your fave
Pretend you’re a Braves fan in March 1985. You’re thrilled by the acquisition of free agent Bruce Sutter and hopeful new manager Eddie Haas will have the local nine playing … Continue Reading Previewing the ’85 #Braves
From the Office vault: I have to pass along this hilarious story I heard from a friend yesterday. I believe it to be on good authority. A lot of you probably … Continue Reading ‘We gonna fight tonight’
Via the Associated Press: Atlanta`s `Bomb Squad` No Flop June 10, 1986 After a dismal season last year, a group of bench-warmers has Atlanta Braves fans talking about a pennant in … Continue Reading WTBS (“We’re the Bomb Squad”)
The local nine have been outscored 85-40 in September and are poised to become the first Braves team in nearly a quarter century to give up twice as many runs … Continue Reading Worst month for #Braves since 1990
Between the miserable end to the NL East division race and the groundbreaking for the Local Baseball Concern’s Mixed-Use Stadium (which has Braves fans “overjoyed,” according to Terry McCorporate), I … Continue Reading Them was better times
Bobby made the best trade in team history; A Braves icon passed away; And this.