“Horses. Horses. I need horses,” Ted Turner told all within listening distance last night at the Omni. So began a Dec. 1, 1978 article from the AP chronicling the Braves’ … Continue Reading Flashback: the #Braves pursue Pete Rose
Braves lore is full of great stories about Ted, few better than when he begrudgingly participated in an ostrich race before a game. He didn’t think it was beneath him, … Continue Reading Ted and the Ostrich
Terrific column by Joe Posnanski contrasting Ted’s stint in the dugout with Jeffrey Loria hiring a GM who never played, coached or managed a professional baseball game. There are so … Continue Reading Loria vs. Ted
Of course that assumes Malone knows who Fredi is, which I doubt. But that exact scenario played out 38 years ago today. On April 22, 1977, the Braves edged the … Continue Reading EXCLUSIVE: #Braves reassign Fredi; Liberty CEO John Malone takes over as manager
“Rowland, are you fucking retarded?!?” It would’ve been the strangest managerial appointment since Ted named himself the skipper a year before, but Hubie wouldn’t bite. Ted was forced to settle … Continue Reading The night Ted asked Hubie Brown to manage the Braves
Leave it to Ted Turner to attempt to profit from nicknames. The erstwhile tycoon probably needed the dough, having just purchased the laughingstock of the NL, fresh off a 67-win … Continue Reading Nicknames couldn’t save the ’76 Braves
What might’ve been (from a 1983 SI profile of Hubie Brown): Brown was such a dazzling success with the Hawks that at one point Turner tried to persuade him to … Continue Reading Royster, are you effing retarded!?!
Ted Turner had a dilemma. The new owner of the Braves had crafted a man of the people image that made him more popular than the team he owned. But … Continue Reading Remembrance of offseasons past
Good stuff from The Hardball Times’ Chris Jaffe concerning Chuck Tanner and the Bravos. 1. He hit a homer in his first plate appearance. First pitch, actually. Yeah, that’s a … Continue Reading Chuck Tanner and the Braves
Thirty-five years ago to the day, Ted Turner bought the Braves for $10 million. I can just see opening day,” exulted Ted Turner as he strode onto the field at … Continue Reading Cheaper than Dan Uggla
The other day CD overheard sports talk dinosaur Beau Bock wonder on air how anyone could find fault with the greatest sports owner this town has ever had: Arthur Blank. … Continue Reading I’m an idiot, baby, heeeey!
What might have been: [Hubie] Brown was such a dazzling success with the Hawks that at one point Turner tried to persuade him to manage his Atlanta Braves. Brown almost … Continue Reading ‘Buddy Jay, are you effing retarded!?!’
First off, kudos to the organist for playing “With a Little Help From My Friends” when M. Ramirez came to the plate. You know, I get high with a little … Continue Reading Saturday in the park
Thirty three years ago today, reserve clause killer Andy Messersmith inked a three-year, $1.75 million deal with the Bravos. “I signed a piece of paper,” said Ted. “He will be … Continue Reading Channel 17
Remembering the night Ted managed the Braves: “I’m getting tired of people saying ‘Why are the Braves losing?'” Turner said. “I’m getting tired of answering, ‘Injuries.’ I want to see … Continue Reading Ted the Skipper