The Braves entered play on July 23, 1988 30 games under .500, facing crafty southpaw Bob Ojeda and the first-place Mets. … Continue reading A HOF debut, 27 years ago tonight
Nine years ago on this date, Smoltzie recorded his 142nd save as a Brave, breaking Gene Garber’s franchise record. Three … Continue reading John Smoltz owns August 19
I’m thrilled that the last pitcher chosen in ESPN’s ranking of the 100 greatest players in MLB history is the perpetually … 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, … Continue reading The silver anniversary of the best trade in Braves history
Stat geeks roll their eyes at the concept of a clutch performer, which tells me they must have never watched … Continue reading No. 29
Here’s a question I hope someone with the time and inclination can answer: The news of Chipper’s retirement means the … Continue reading Five HOF’ers in one decade
I missed Bobby this year. I also missed Smoltzie in the broadcast booth. I’m not one for hyperbole but I … Continue reading The baseball Madden
It’s generally agreed that Julio Teheran has more potential than any Braves-grown pitcher since Steve Avery. Certainly there was a … Continue reading The most anticipated debut since Avery
As in Ernie Jr., who will be calling 45 Braves games on Peachtree TV this season along with Smoltzie and … Continue reading Smoltz and Ernie Johnson back with the Braves
God save us. Continue reading Smoltz for Congress?
Kris Medlen would most likely be called upon as fifth starter if, God forbid, JJ’s sore right arm proves serious. … Continue reading Worst-case scenario
Ken Rosenthal says Minaya is targeting Smoltz after losing out on Ben Sheets. Smoltzie, and the Mets, must be desperate. … Continue reading Smoltzie to the Mets?
Next weekend the Fish come to Atlanta for a huge series. Don’t be surprised if they bring a familiar reinforcement. … Continue reading Smoltzie back at The Ted?
I guess Frank Wren was right. Still, hate to see Smoltzie go out like this. Continue reading Smoltzie DFA’d
Judging from the comments here, some Red Sux fans are already for sending Smoltz to the bullpen. It would be … Continue reading Already impatient with No. 29
He’ll make his Red Sox debut the night before Boston visits Atlanta, and that’s probably a good thing for both … Continue reading Smoltz won’t pitch at The Ted
I’m thrilled with the McLouth deal and excited about Hanson’s debut. Still, I pretty much agree with Smoltzie‘s take on … Continue reading Smoltz on Glavine release
One year ago tonight, Smoltzie struck out his 3000th batter. The Braves lost 6-0 to the Nats’ after the ‘pen … Continue reading This date in Braves history
Interesting piece about the genesis of the Smoltz for Alexander deal. “The Atlanta Braves would take either (Steve) Searcy or … Continue reading “Smoltz — who the hell is he?”
That’s how veteran scribe Murray Chass describes the Braves’ dealings with John Smoltz. His reporting is the most thorough I’ve … Continue reading “as if they were negotiating with Carl Pavano”