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Braves reveal 'SunTrust Park' name at stadium groundbreaking

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Atlanta Braves didn't spare any of the "pomp" or "circumstance" in Tuesday's ostentatious groundbreaking ceremony for the new baseball stadium -- set for a 2017 launch -- rolling out a legion of local/regional/national dignitaries and promoting a circus atmosphere at the site of the Cobb County venue. There was also some mystery...
Via Fox Sports South
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves announce naming rights agreement for new stadium

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta Braves new suburban stadium already has a name - SunTrust Park. The team announced the naming-rights deal at a ceremony Tuesday to officially break ground on the 41,500-seat stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2017. Construction work has already started at the site, while the team finalizes designs of the project. Terms of the 25-year deal were not...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Break Ground on New Ballpark

The construction on the site has been going on for a couple of months, though it's been limited to clearing land, grading it and relocating a gas line.On Tuesday it became official.The Atlanta Braves officially broke ground on their soon to be new baseball stadium that they plan on building on the northernmost edge of Atlanta in Cobb County.And they managed to find a naming partner...
Via Online Sports Guys
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for the Braves?

Fredi Gonzalez Braves – Photo Credit – LWYang All season, we have known how bad the Texas Rangers have been. We also know that they have an excuse — injuries has killed that team and since they have been good the past couple of years, they kind of get a mulligan, though it might be unfair. So what exactly is the Atlanta Braves (75-75) excuse for getting swept by a Rangers ...
Via Hot Stove MLB
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves Name New Ballpark ‘SunTrust Park’

The Atlanta Braves have settled on their new stadium's name for when it opens in 2017.
Via Gamedayr
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves Tickets 38% Below Average For Series vs Nationals

Ervin Santana Atlanta Braves – Photo Credit – LWYang After losing three consecutive games over the weekend to the worst team in baseball in the Texas Rangers, the Washington Nationals head to Atlanta to play the Atlanta Braves for three games at Turner Field. Following this week’s series with the Nationals, the Braves schedule will host final regular season home stands against...
Via Hot Stove MLB
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis still out Monday

As the Atlanta Braves season continues to spiral out of control, their slugging catcher Evan Gattis continues to be shelved with strep throat.  He is not in the lineup today and Kevin McAlpin is reporting that he is going again to doctors to see why he is still feeling symptoms.  Evan Gattis is seeing doctors once again to determine why his symptoms of strep throat continue to...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper, Craig Kimbrel and a Rare Moment of Weakness

I’m going to be honest, I feel a bit dirty writing this post. We’re now on year five of Craig Kimbrel being impossibly good. For four years he’s clearly been the best reliever in baseball and, frankly, it’s one of the better stretches of relief pitching we’ve seen in recent history. Yet, this is the […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Athletics 8-15 and 8-16-2014

I took a lot of pictures on EO weekend, but it took so long to find the motivation to edit the pictures that I only chose a few. Here are some of the best from both games. batting practice Friday pitching in the game Friday He pitched very well, as usual. And I like his new number choice. pretty eyes on Saturday blue steel eventually their entire bullpen wore their hats like this...
Via Love My Bravos
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis out for weekend

Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis will not be available for the weekend series with the Texas Rangers, reports Christian Corona of MLB.com. Gattis is dealing with strep throat and has not played since Sunday. Atlanta lost 2-1 to the Rangers on Friday, putting them three games back in the race for an NL Wild Card with 15 games remaining. Christian Bethancourt is behind the plate...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Evan Gattis aiming to play Friday

The Atlanta Braves are expecting catcher Evan Gattis to return to the lineup on Friday, reports Mark Bowman of MLB.com.#453758646 / gettyimages.comGattis has not played since Sunday as he attempts to recover from strep throat. He joined the team on Wednesday, but did not yet have the strength to appear in the series finale against the Washington Nationals. Once again, Gattis is...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Harang avoids sweep, Braves fight for postseason berth

In one of the most unusual seasons we have seen from the Braves in the last dozen years, the Braves continue to hang on to hopes of a postseason berth. At this writing, sitting 1 1/2 games out of the 2nd wild card slot. They are 8 games behind the rival Nats, a gap they did little to close in this week’s series against them. Despite one more series against the Nats this season...
Via BravesWire
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Growing pains in Atlanta, or big changes coming?

Seven months ago, the Braves signed general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez to contract extensions of unspecified lengths. Now, in the wake of CEO Terry McGuirk’s "everybody is accountable" comment to Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Jeff Schultz, is it possible that Wren and/or Gonzalez are in trouble? Anything is possible with a team as frustrating...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Atlanta Braves axe Fredi Gonzalez?

As the days in the 2014 regular season dwindle down, the Atlanta Braves find themselves fighting to stay alive in the tight NL Wild Card race. The situation is still unsettled after Saturday, as Atlanta remains 5.5 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East and tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the final playoff spot. The team’s recent struggles, which includes being...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  1 Comment

WATCH: Justin Upton has bubble gum issues during at-bat

Your browser does not support iframes.Atlanta Braves outfielder Justin Upton had to pause for a moment due to an issue with his bubble gum during his seventh inning at-bat in Sunday's game against Miami.Upton blew a bubble with his gum as he was setting up for the 1-1 pitch, but had to reset when the bubble burst and landed on his nose. That could have been extremely distracting...
Via Holdout Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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