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A baby hangs out under dad's jersey to watch the Braves take on the Giants in San Francisco

Baby hangs out, literally, in San Francisco to see the Atlanta Braves.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manny Banuelos for Carpenter and Shreve?

First, I can understand why Cashman made that trade: The Yankees had better pitching prospects to protect than Banuelos. And, of course, River Ave quickly embraced the deal - almost too much, if I remember correctly.But it's looking like a bummer.Manny Banuelos is throwing a 2.65 ERA at Triple A for the Braves, and he's picking up steam. (He started the season terribly.) Carpenter...

Gwinnett Braves Split Doubleheader, Win Series vs. IronPigs

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett Braves (22-26) shut out the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (19-30) 3-0 in the first game of their doubleheader Thursday at Coolray Field, but had to settle for a split of the twin bill when the IronPigs rallied late in the nightcap to beat them 6-4 in eight innings. The G-Braves took three of the four games in the series, as they picked up two victories...
Via i70baseball
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Looking for Acquisition of Veteran Uribe to Boost Division Hopes

Atlanta Braves’ Todd Cunningham, left, greets Juan Uribe prior to a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. Uribe had just been traded from the Dodgers to the Braves. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) With the amount of excitement already coming from the NL East this season, it is extremely tough to pick any type of favorite to finish atop...
Via The Sports Journal
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

For some reason Chipper Jones got into a fight over a 17-yr-ago autograph snub

For some reason Chipper Jones got into a fight with @thatgrayboy over an alleged 17 years ago autograph snub. Busted Coverage claims dummy Jones for some reason followed Captain America or has 'Receive all Direct Messages' checked for some other reason so the 2 went to DMs. Before, at almost 2AM, he found the block button. Love smack talkers! Meet today's class clown.....@thatgrayboy...
Via Bob's Blitz
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones bickers with man over autograph snub from childhood

This is a story about childhood idols, the plight of a professional athlete, and human emotion. The characters are Atlanta Braves legend (and frequent Twitter user!) Chipper Jones and a 25-year-old man with the Twitter handle @thatgrayboy who goes by "Captain America."   That's all the setup you need. Here goes: So, friends, that's what we call a grudge. The man who says Chipper...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones challenged military veteran to fight

Former Atlanta Braves slugger Chipper Jones is known to do some pretty dumb things on Twitter from time to time, and the argument he had with one of his followers early Thursday morning was no exception. Twitter user @thatgrayboy decided to call out Jones by claiming that Chipper snubbed him out of an autograph when...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chipper Jones Wanted To Kick War Vet’s Ass Last Night On Twitter

Goddammit, I can’t get enough of Chipper Jones (@RealCJ10) on Twitter. This social media platform was made for this guy. He actually communicates with his followers. He’ll post photos of the ex-Playboy chick who will soon become his third wife. He’ll post hunting photos. He’ll give you a RT. He’ll also get into a DM war with a military vet and try to schedule an ass whoopin’...
Via Busted Coverage
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Take Two From Lehigh Valley

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Gwinnett Braves’ catcher Wil Nieves delivered a three-run double with two outs in the penultimate inning of a seven-inning contest Wednesday to propel the G-Braves (21-25) to their second win of the day over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (18-29) at Coolray Field. Nieves knocked a pitch from Lehigh Valley left-handed starter Joely Rodriguez (L, 2-4) into the...
Via i70baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves start selling SunTrust Park tickets, release fly-through video

The Atlanta Braves on Wednesday released a rather cool virtual fly-over of their new-stadium-to-be SunTrust Park, showing most of what the new park’s infrastructure and adjacent mixed-community is going to look like when the park opens its door on Opening Day, 2017. The Braves also on Wednesday started selling season tickets for the 2017 campaign at their new SunTrust Park Preview...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Transaction Analysis: The Uribear Heads East by R.J. Anderson

Juan Uribe moves to Atlanta and a whole lotta not much comes back to the Dodgers
Via Baseball Prospectus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves All-Star voting update: Support thin beyond Pierzynski

The MLB released its first voting update for the 2015 All-Star game, which revealed that the Atlanta Braves aren't getting much support for the Midsummer Classic. The only Braves player to finish in the top five in his position in the National League was veteran catcher A.J. Pierzynski, who ranks fourth among NL catchers with 347,094 votes. Pierzynski hasn't made the All-Star team...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves, Dodgers complete six-player swap

It took a little while to get here, with an unexpected obstacle or two, but we’ve got a six-player trade between the Braves and the Dodgers. The youngest player involved is 27, the average age of the players is about 31, and this year they’ve all combined to be worth -1.2 WAR. Sounds to me […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Shelby Miller Emerging as ace Atop Atlanta Braves Rotation

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller throws to the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, May 17, 2015. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter) An offseason acquisition that flew under the radar before a wild session of baseball’s winter meetings  may have been the best thing to happen yet to the Atlanta Braves in 2015. A deal that sent a rising star...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vin Scully tells story about Gomes being attacked by wolf

When Vin Scully talks, we listen. During Monday night’s Braves-Dodgers game, Scully narrated a story about Braves outfielder Jonny Gomes…and how he was once attacked by a wolf as a child. Wait, what? I’m more curious as to why a “hired hand” brought in by Gomes’s grandmother would bring a leashed wolf to a jobsite, but hey, I’m just being picky now. I’d much...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully tells a story about the time a wolf nearly devoured Jonny Gomes

During Monday's contest between the Braves and Dodgers, legendary broadcaster Vin Scully veered into David Attenborough territory for a story about the time a 12-year-old Jonny Gomes nearly became a wolf's lunch.   Scully also references Gomes' other rough life experiences, which include surviving a heart attack that lasted 24 hours before he sought treatment. By comparison, the...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vin Scully Tells Amazing Story About Jonny Gomes Surviving Wolf Attack (Video)

Jonny Gomes is quite the character. So, too, is legendary broadcaster Vin Scully. Combine the two, and it’s only a matter of time before you get the most amazing story ever. That’s exactly what happened Monday when the Atlanta Braves visited Los Angeles to take on the Dodgers. As Gomes came to bat for Atlanta in the fourth inning, Scully launched into a tale of truly epic proportions...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Scout Eddie Haas Reflects On Life In The Show

Along a winding road to his 80th birthday today, Eddie Haas has a few stories to tell. He reflects on a wonderful career as he takes it easy in the city that is home to the Kentucky Derby, the Louisiville Slugger, and the Cincinnati Reds Triple A team. He had cups of tea in the majors, several seasons as a manager in the Atlanta Braves’ organization before he was promoted to the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves’ Christian Bethancourt Waiting for Opportunity to Shine

  Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Julio Teheran, left, speaks with catcher Christian Bethancourt in the first inning of play against the Miami Marlins during a baseball game in Miami, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper) Christian Bethancourt has built a fair amount of buzz in prospect circles for a few years now, especially after the Atlanta Braves parted with long-time...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves @ Dodgers May 25, 2015: Meet The Braves

Not too often that an opposing starting pitcher comes through town that I’ve never heard of, so, hey, who are you, Williams Perez? Braves Dodgers 5:10 p.m. Los Angeles 2B Peterson CF Pederson CF Maybin SS Rollins 1B Freeman 2B Kendrick RF Markakis 1B Gonzalez LF Gomes...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves get to the .500 mark with a rout of the Brewers

Through six innings, the Atlanta Braves and the Milwaukee Brewers were locked in at one run apiece, giving the look of another lackluster offensive performance by the bats of Atlanta. Out of nowhere the lucky number seven, which makes Craps players in Vegas millions of dollars, was also the lucky number for the Braves. It was not only the seventh inning, but they scored seven runs...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Lucroy wouldn’t be a great fit for the Atlanta Braves

In this week’s fantastic Inside Baseball column by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, he revealed an interesting little nugget – the Atlanta Braves had asked the Milwaukee Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy, but were rebuffed. Atlanta inquired about the Brewers’ Jonathan Lucroy but were told he is unavailable Lucroy, who turns 29 in June, is one of the best catchers in baseball...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Shelby Miller’s continued dominance

During the offseason the Atlanta Braves have made a slew of trades, setting them up for a new future leading into their departure of Turner Field slated for the 2017 season. Despite unloading nearly half the roster, the Braves currently sit at third place in the NL East with an 18-19 record only four games behind the first place Mets with a lot of baseball left to play. With an...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Gwinnett Braves Roll Past Toledo, 8-2

TOLEDO, OH – The Gwinnett Braves (17-21), behind the hitting of Barrett Kleinknecht and Mycal Jones, whipped the Toledo Mud Hens (14-23) 8-2 Monday night in the opening game of the three-game series at Fifth Third Field. Kleinknecht and Jones each hit solo homers in the win. It was also the first multi-homer game of the season for Gwinnett. The Mud Hens opened up an early lead...
Via i70baseball
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Several Braves minor leaguers injured in bus accident

Scary story coming out of North Carolina this morning – eight members of the Carolina Mudcats, high-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves, were taken to the hospital on Tuesday morning after their bus flipped over on the way to Myrtle Beach for a game with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Seven players and one coach were transported to a local hospital with what were termed minor injuries...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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