John Smoltz

Smoltzie returns to Braves broadcasts

April 3, 2014 // 1 Comment

Smoltzie, probably the best baseball analyst working today, will join Chip and Joe for “select Atlanta Braves games during the season on FOX Sports South and SportSouth,” according to a press release that just landed in my inbox. Tom Glavine will also be returning for “select [...]

Fox tone deaf in selecting McCarver’s replacement

November 3, 2013 // 5 Comments

I like Harold Reynolds. He’s affable — a little too affable, according to some female ESPN employees — and obviously loves the game. But insightful he’s not, and if you’ve ever watched his MLB Network show with Brian Kenny you know he makes an awful case for “old [...]

Funny how Carlos Beltran gets lucky every October

October 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

The stat geeks mock the idea of a clutch performance, but it isn’t it more ridiculous to attribute the success of Beltran, who now has 16 HR and 31 RBI in 37 postseason games, to good fortune? I guess Smoltzie and Curt Schilling were just lucky, too. Then there’s Nick Swisher, batting [...]

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