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Henry Aaron almost quit baseball as an 18 year old.


As a kid, I idolized Aaron. Now, almost 50 years later, for the first time, I ever hear this story. Amazing.

Ted Turner: ‘I wouldn’t have moved the Braves to Cobb County’


I think Ted is cranky because his namesake stadium will be demolished.

Uggla's penthouse condo - 25 photo slideshow


Lifestyles of the rich and famous ... the team could split up and have a flag football game on his roof top patio.

Farm Hands Mejia, Buchter & Vazquez shine in Winter ball; Bethancourt doesn't


Ryan Buchter, who turns 27 on 2/13, was actually pretty dominant w/ 26 K (8 BB though) in 13 IP, allowed only five hits, had a 0.60 ERA and notched 4 S in 4 opportunities.

Braves close on 57.1-acre purchase & plan to close on another 25-acre property in early May.


Guess the local Tea Party lady's threatened lawsuit was nothing but hot air. Shocker.

An interesting small town article re David Hale


Rookie pitcher gives good interview, discusses being called up last fall, expresses confidence.

Are Sweeping Changes Coming for the Braves?


Blogger for spins out some interesting thoughts and speculation.

Tea Party declares war on Cobb County Politicans over New Stadium


This should be an interesting slugfest to watch play out.

Stadium Financing Details Announced


According to the lead story in today's Marietta Daily Journal newspaper, Cobb County officials are lining up the ducks and sorry, Mayor Reed, it is looking closer and closer to a very much done deal.


Predict what happens at Big Meeting

Today, in lovely Orlando, MLB's annual GMs’ meeting opens for business, together with (rather interestingly) the quarterly Owners’ meeting. One, if so inclined, could postulate that the...


Tim Hudson to be honored tonight?

Given budgetary constraints, the Braves may take a pass on re-signing potential Hall of Fame pitcher Tim Hudson, which I personally think would just be a damn shame. Yeah, I know, he is likely...

Gattis reveals more of his past


'All I could think about was killing myself'

USA Today newspaper

Good News on the Budget Front?

In today's AJC, staff writer Tim Tucker has another of his periodic updates on the Braves' financial situation. This article appears to be based solely on "a new financial filing by team owner...

Fredi's expectations (Radio Interview)


"Hey Boys, We're goin' to win this thing."


OT ... Congratulations, Chipper and Thanks Very Much!

Today, with a pinch hit single and a run scored, and yet another W in the You Are A Winner Column, the great Larry Wayne Chipper Jones has successfully wrapped up his 19th and final season of a...

AJC's Mark Bradley: "[Not] to suggest that Gonzalez is overmatched ..."

Oh, f'ing nooooo of course not. In fact, please perish the thought of any such suggestion. I don't much like Bradley as a sportswriter or put any weight on his opinions, but this was just entirely too comedic to let pass.

Todd Cunningham interview re rap video's intended message


Although moralistic outreach to misguided youth is not something that I particularly relate to, I believe it is of interest in that it reflects this potential breakout prospect's willingness to be a leader.


Spring Training Rosterbation Thread

Since pitchers and catchers report today, perhaps the time has come for some serious rosterbation. Here are two questions for possible discussion: Taking into account the team and the financial...

John Smoltz puts home up for sale


and it looks pretty nice, that is, if you need a 10 bedroom and 14 bathroom house. a little pricey though: $7.2 M.

Is Arthur Blank going to buy the Braves?


Q: When will you buy the Braves from Liberty Media? A: I don’t have any plans to buy the Braves at this time. I don’t think the Braves are for sale at this time. I wish whoever does buy the Braves continues to support the team at the level that they have in the past and bring us the same successful baseball teams that we’ve had in the past.

AGon to sign with Brewers


According to a tweet from Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports via MLB Rumors.

Bethancourt on the rise


Excellent profile piece from DOB on our young catcher's breakout performance in the AFL, physical growth, and maturity.

Anatomy of the trade for Michael Bourn


Very interesting. Here is a Wren quote: "We sat down and talked through it with our scouts and I said, [Bourn] is the perfect fit for us. If we want him, and if we want to make this deal without giving up what we consider our Big Four, we’re going to have to give up talent. At the end of the day, I don’t think there’s a better option."

Chipper's knee being MRI'ed today?


Blurb: How would Jones react if doctors told him not to play? "I’m going to be upset," he said. "But I’ll probably do it anyway, until I just can’t do it anymore.... I can’t not play. I’ve been preaching to the boys: ‘I don’t want to hear you’re tired. I don’t want to hear how you’re hurting. All men on deck.’

Good And Nasty ... three-headed relief monster ...


Very nice SI article on the awesomeness of O'Ventbrel.

"Boy, what a swing."


Video of Chipper Jones' August 12, 2011 homerun to become the 34th player in ML history to reach 1,000 XBH. Quoted statement was made by Braves' HOF inductee Bobby Cox at the very end of the clip.

Elmer Reyes first Appy Leaguer to hit for cycle since '08


The 150 lb. Nicaraguan had this to say about his extraordinary feat: "I feel very happy," Reyes said. "It's something I never thought about doing, even less so in professional baseball."

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