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WATCH: Braves fan catches foul, shares sweet moment with son

Baseball seems to be a great backdrop for father-son bonding sometimes, and Monday’s Braves-Padres game was just another example of that. One father managed to snag a foul ball during Atlanta’s 2-0 afternoon matinee win, creating this awesomely adorable moment with his young son. Sure, dad didn’t exactly have to battle a bunch of fans in his section to get his paws on that...
Via Next Impulse Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Andrelton Simmons Makes An Amazing Barehanded Play Against The Padres

Your browser does not support iframes. Andrelton Simmons makes the ridiculous look easy. On Monday, Padres outfielder Will Venable hit a grounder towards shortstop but when the ball took an odd bounce, Simmons adjusted on the fly and barehanded the ball before rifling it to first just in time to get the out. Credit to @CJZero for the gif. Simmons is widely known for his defensive...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrelton Simmons' bare hand catch and throw

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons has quickly rocketed to the top of defensive shortstops in only his second full season in the majors. And it’s not that he specializes in dives or plays to the hole, he does it all. Check out this amazing play from Monday’s afternoon tilt as he uses his bare hand to snag a tricky one-hop off the bat of San Diego Padres speedster Will Venable...
Via Reading Between The Seams
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Jason Heyward exits with back soreness

Jason Heyward left Monday’s afternoon game with what the team is callng lower back soreness, according to #452538164 / gettyimages.com" target="_blank">David O'Brien of AJC.com. Ryan Doumit replaced Heyward in right field and five-hole in the lineup. Heyward went hitless in one at bat as he grounded out to Yonder Alonso in the second inning.#Braves say...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jason Heyward leaves game with back injury

Braves right fielder Jason Heyward left this afternoon’s game what the team is calling lower back soreness. Heyward has played 103 of the Braves’ first 106 games, hitting .260 with nine homers, 12 steals, and a .729 OPS, including a career-low .379 slugging percentage. He was replaced in right field by Ryan Doumit, but the Braves would almost surely turn elsewhere if a longer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves poised for quick return trip to Cooperstown with Smoltz, others

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- While soaking in an historic weekend for the Atlanta Braves organization, a collection of fans staged a impromptu demonstration behind the MLB Network set following the Hall of Fame induction speeches of Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine on Sunday afternoon. Staged on a Cooperstown lawn cluttered with chairs and tents and tomahawks, the set obscured the...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony belongs to Braves

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- "Chicks dig the long ball," Greg Maddux told Tom Glavine before their Bash Brothers forearm bang in the incomparable 1994 Nike ad, as arguably the most accomplished pitching duo of the decade tried -- in jest -- to fit into an era of prodigious home-run hitters. But Glavine and Maddux's greatness was in how they defied the period in which they played...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Hall of Fame Induction Day

4 more hours until these 3 are immortalized in baseball history. #HOFBRAVES pic.twitter.com/Yve6Fhya2c — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 27, 2014 You can follow the wall-to-wall coverage of the Braves being inducted into Cooperstown today via basically every sports media outlet out there, so I'd just like to say a few things about each inductee. Bobby Cox: I met Bobby a few...
Via Love My Bravos
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Teheran nets team-high 10th win in Braves' win

ATLANTA -- Here are three things we gleaned from the Braves' 5-3 win over the pedestrian Padres, a much-needed victory for an Atlanta club that has struggled against also-ran teams this week: 1. It's fitting that Julio Teheran enjoyed a Greg Maddux-like night against the Padres ... considering Maddux will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday Forget about the three...
Via Fox Sports South
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Injury Update: Gavin Floyd healing well

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Gavin Floyd passed the first post-surgery test from a fractured right elbow. He is showing progress and will still be on a four-week checkup.#451231566 / gettyimages.comFloyd went to New York on Thursday to visit Dr. David Altchek, the same doctor who performed the surgery on June 25. The four-week checkup showed that that the elbow has been healing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Hall of Fame Weekend: A look back at each inductee’s best moments

After a 2013 election in which no players were selected for induction into Baseball’s Hall of Fame, the 2014 class features three former on-field superstars as well as three legendary managers. Each of the six honored this weekend in Cooperstown had a lengthy impact on the game. Their plaques will be detailed, but can be defined best by a particular accomplishment—some that took...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Trade Rumors: Can the Braves Find a Suitor for B.J. Upton?

Braves will be able to trade Upton. Perhaps they can convince a team to take him off their hands in the offseason when there’s more time to work a deal out. Right now it doesn’t look like Upton can be an upgrade for a contending team. His future might be a fourth outfielder, and he’s getting paid like a star player.
Via Baseball News Source
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chip Caray Has Unfortunate Slip-Up On Air

During the Atlanta Braves broadcast, Chip Caray had a very unfortunate slip-up on the air. Not the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last. [Awful Announcing] The post Chip Caray Has Unfortunate Slip-Up On Air appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves looking to get rid of B.J. Upton 'at almost any cost'

After finally ridding themselves of struggling and disgruntled second baseman Dan Uggla this week, the Atlanta Braves aren't done clearing debris. Uggla was like a gateway release. They're chasing that feeling. They can't stop. They're hooked. The Braves signed Upton to a five-year, $75 million contract before last season, hoping he could bring his stout two-way...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Braves suspend Dan Uggla after he's late to game

getty images The Atlanta Braves have suspended second baseman Dan Uggla for one game without pay. That is just over $80,000 for those doing the math at home. Uggla’s suspension comes after he was extremely tardy. The Braves have not been using Uggla much as he has just 18 trips to the plate since the end of May. The veteran second baseman is hitting just .162/.241/.331 on the...
Via Tireball.com
16 days ago  |  1 Comment
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