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royhobbs

  • joined Apr 03, 2008
  • last login May 07, 2014
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A lover of baseball, travel, and traveling for baseball, at the beginning age of obvious decline. I probably see the game in a different light than you do. Or maybe not. Everything changes, from day-to-day. Let's just all say we all like sports, and agree on that.

A firm believer that when things get complicated, take a few steps back, take a deep breath, and look forth at the simplicity and beauty that is the Great American Game. Love it for what it is, and prepare to take all that it gives us, good or bad.

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  • NCAAF Virginia Tech Hokies
  • NCAAB Virginia Tech Hokies
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Around the NL East: R.A. Dickey to Blue Jays

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Since the world didn't end yesterday, it's back to the regular grind, but thankfully it starts with a weekend.

I may be a dirty Braves fan to you guys, but I am also an admirer of R.A. Dickey and also...

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I may be a dirty Braves fan to you guys, but I am also an admirer of R.A. Dickey and also participated in the 2010 Dickeyface contest as well, as I do also love tacky photo manipulating. R.A. Dickey was always greatness with the Mets, and when I think of greatness, nothing else comes to mind other than the greatest actor on Earth: Nicolas Cage. So it was kind of a no-brainer to put a great pitcher with a great actor, in one of his greatest films ever. Presenting, The Wickey Man

Around the NL East: Phillies Get Young, Stay Old

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As we approach the holidays, big moves are still happening everywhere but Miami.

FanPost
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Are these World Baseball Classic ticket prices in Miami for real?

Hey everyone, I'm one of those rare baseball fans that actually looks forward to and has enjoyed the first two World Baseball Classics, and I'm actually looking forward to the one in 2013. I was...

Around the NL East: Haren, Revere Arrive

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As the Winter Meetings take place, the Hot Stove has been steadily burning this week.

Around the NL East: Wright Extended, Ruiz Cheating

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A busy week in the NL East saw everyone but the Marlins see something substantial this week.

Around the NL East: More Marlins Mess

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It's almost safe to assume that the Marlins will never get any free agents without no-trade clauses.

Young Effective Relief: Cory Gearrin & Luis Avilan

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Going younger in 2012 paid dividends for the Braves relief corps.

Around the NL East: Awards and Fire Sales

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Numerous awards handed out to various NL East personnel, and the Marlins have (another) fire sale this week.

Jonny Venters Returns to Earth

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Did heavy workloads in the past come back to haunt Jonny Venters in 2012?

Around the NL East: Happy Trails, Jason Bay

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Mets playing financial chess, Nationals raking in awards, Tino joins the Fish, Phillies rebranding the farm

Smoke and Mirrors: the 2012 Tommy Hanson Story

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The Braves went 20-11 in Tommy Hanson starts in 2012. That statistic doesn’t even come close to telling the whole story though.

Tim Hudson versus Father Time

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Was this the season where Father Time had begun to set his sights on Tim Hudson?

Around the NL East: Roachy's Big Off-Season

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Gold Gloves, Gold Snubs, option years, and the Marlins' new manager.

Around the NL East: Happy Trails, Ozzie

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The trainwreck known as the Miami Marlins' inaugural season kicks off the offseason editions of Around the NL East by firing their manager and unloading their closer after just one year.

Reed Johnson: Looking Beyond the Back of the Card

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Did Reed Johnson fall into the chasm of "stinks once donning a Braves uni," like so many before him had? Or was there still some redeeming value for him yet?

Around the NL East Link Roundup

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A collection of links and stories pertaining to rival teams of the NL East. Braves fans not too clouded with rage from the Wild Card Game umpiring debacle will attempt to discuss.

Talking Chop Wild Card Q&A with Viva El Birdos

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Atlanta Braves bloggers do a small Q&A session with St. Louis Cardinals bloggers, in light of the upcoming historic first ever NL Wild Card game. Discusses key players, the new playoff format, and...

Kris Medlen, Martin Prado top TC's MVPs & LVPs

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Talking Chop bloggers choose and anoint the best and the worst Atlanta Braves players of the month(s) of September and October, and then we all argue about it excessively, but entertainingly, like...

Around the NL East Link Roundup

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Braves fans share and analyze links, stories and news from around the divisional rivals from the NL East. We can't promise no snark and occasional criticism, but we try our hardest to be...

Around the NL East - Nationals clinch playoff berth, Phillies still in Wild Card #2 hunt, Ike Davis on the trading block, Marlins front office on the chopping block

The Nationals clinch their playoff spot, the Phillies are technically still in the hunt, the Marlins' front office is in absolute disarray, and the Mets are just well, the Mets (which means they...

Around the NL East - Strasburg shutdown, Phillies surging for wild card, R.A. Dickey wins Branch Rickey, Heath Bell already nearing the trading block

SBNation's Atlanta Braves community discusses the news and happenings from around the rest of the NL East division. Stories from 9/8-9/15/12.

Around the NL East - Mets honoring Chipper Jones, Nationals lock down winning season, J-Roll reaches 2000 hits, Jeffrey Loria promises "fixes"

SBNation's Atlanta Braves community discusses the happenings from around the rest of the NL East Division, week of 9/2-9/8/2012

Chipper Jones, Shea Stadium, And A Glimpse At Ballparks

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SBNation's Atlanta Braves community reminisces and analyzes Chipper Jones' career throughout the vast number of ballparks he's played in.

Kris Medlen, Jason Heyward Headline Talking Chop's August Braves MVPs and LVPs

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SBNation's Atlanta Braves community discusses and anoints the best and the worst players on the Atlanta Braves for the month of August.

Around the NL East - Davey Johnson and Mike Rizzo spat, Logan Morrison, Vance Worley done for year, Mets want to finish third, Utley wants to play third?

SBNation's Atlanta Braves community discusses the happenings from around the rest of the NL East division, week of 8/26-9/1/12.

Around the NL East - Chipper chimes in on Strasburg Shutdown, Johan Santana gets shutdown, Giancarlo's ridiculous home run pace, Charlie Manuel shares secret to success

SBNation's Atlanta Braves community discusses the news and happenings from around the rest of the NL East division for the week of 8/18-8/25. Strasburg's impending shutdown, Santana's shutdown,...

Around the NL East - Carlos Ruiz DL'd, Jason Bay platoon'd, Giancarlo return'd, Astros get Natitude'd

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SBNation's Atlanta Braves blog discusses the news and happenings from around the rest of the NL East for the week. Carlos Ruiz, Emilio Bonifacio go on the DL, Jason Bay gets platooned, Bryce...

Around the NL East - Phillies make TRAIDS, Marlins make TRAIDS, Nationals and Mets do not make TRAIDS

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Talking Chop, SBNation's Atlanta Braves community discusses the happenings around the rest of the NL East from the week. Trades, trades, trades, and the Nats and Mets stand pat.

Chipper Jones and Ben Sheets Headline Talking Chop's Atlanta Braves July MVPs and LVPs

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Talking Chop, SBNation's Atlanta Braves team blog, discusses the best and worst performers of the Atlanta Braves throughout the month of July. Chipper Jones, Ben Sheets, Craig Kimbrel, Dan Uggla,...

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