Remembering the day I was a cocky Braves fan

October 21, 2013 // 6 Comments

“Congratulations on winning the Series,” my USC classmate, a Yankees fan, told me 17 years ago tonight. The Braves, behind Mad Dog and Wohlers, had just shut out the Yankees  to take a 2-0 series lead with three games to follow at Fulco. It was the last time I felt complete confidence [...]

Pride of the Yankees

April 11, 2013 // 3 Comments

Mariano Rivera: Class act.  As part of his last lap around baseball stadiums, Rivera is doing a “farewell tour.” It’s not like the Cher farewell tour, where people pay 100 bucks to come bask in celebrity. It’s Rivera talking to people behind the scenes in each park — the [...]

No to Nick Swisher

November 10, 2012 // 4 Comments

The Braves are among six teams pursuing Nick Swisher at a starting price of three years and $11-to-$13 million per, reports Jon Heyman. I wouldn’t pay that, and I suspect he’ll get more. Stat geeks will pillory me for this, but here’s why I’m wary of Swisher, 32 on Opening [...]

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