Liberty’s #Braves investment skyrockets in value

The Braves are now worth $1.15 billion, up 58 percent in just one year and two-and-a-half times what the club was worth when Liberty Media acquired it in 2007. Hooray, Liberty! I'm sure the Cobb County taxpayers footing a big chunk of the bill for the new ball yard are popping champagne corks while they're... Continue Reading →

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The 1980s All-Uggla team

"In the 1980s, the home team could have imported Mike Schmidt and Terry Forster would’ve fallen on him and broken his leg." --CD, summing up a decade filled with woe for Braves fans.  Composing a team of the worst players from that decade is no easy task, so we yield the floor. Here's the rules:... Continue Reading →

Week 1 autopsy

There's a definite buzz about this team. More than 120,000 turned out for the Cubs series -- and not many of them seemed to be rooting for the Little Bears. Yes, they got a boost from the Final Four, but the crowds have been more enthusiastic than in recent years. FSS and SS are also benefiting,... Continue Reading →

Elton John, the Lemmer, Knucksie and JS talk Bravos

My dream: Elton John teams up with a rich Atlantan (say Sara Blakely, the billionaire who founded Spanx) and buys the Bravos. He's no superficial fan. In this series of clips, from 2007, Elton bitches about the best-of-five division playoff, disses the DH, compares B-Mac to Johnny Bench, quizzes JS about Leo Mazzone's departure and asks... Continue Reading →

Plan B

Three under-the-radar suggestions for the LF/3B void. None are ideal, as Plan B's are wont to be. Jed Lowrie: It's hard to get a read on the former Red Sox prospect, who has struggled with injuries throughout his career. But when healthy he's shown flashes of becoming a solid major leaguer with developing power. The... Continue Reading →

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