RALEIGH— It has been a while since I last posted. I have been swarmed with work, turtles, geese, ducks, trails, blue skies and rain. Mainly work though. In that time I have had the peace of mind to keep tabs on my beloved Braves.
The good news is Continue reading “An Oasis In the Desert or Only a Mirage?”
That is one large individual,” Ryan Howard, first baseman of the Philadelphia Phillies, describing his first meeting with Jason Heyward. (Sports Illustrated, April 19, 2010).
ATLANTA – Just got finished reading the piece in the latest Sports Illustrated about Jason Heyward of the Braves. It’s a great piece, if you can pick up the mag and read it. Through the Braves’ first ten games, Heyward is already the team’s most productive hitter, with a .316 batting average, 3 home runs, 12 RBI’s, and a 1.041 OPS. Not bad for a 20 year-old rookie! Continue reading “Jason Heyward: SUPER STAR!”
RALEIGH— Pitchers and catchers reported today for one of the best sports franchises in history. The oldest sports franchise in America. The longest continuously running sports franchise in America. The Atlanta Braves. Continue reading “Spring Has Come”
LONG BEACH— I write this from the City of Long Beach, home of the Long Beach Dirtbags. Continue reading “A Mortal Named Troy”
LONG BEACH— The good times don’t last forever. But sometimes, when they come crashing down, you can’t help but look for the cause. Continue reading “The Curse of Kelly Johnson”
ATLANTA— As we are now past the All-Star break and moving into what should be a very exciting second half, I am handicapping my Braves. And the truth is, with their current team, they don’t have a shot.
Continue reading “Braves Just Don’t Have a Shot”
ATLANTA— I have atlantabraves.com plugged into my blackberry. Whenever I get out on the internet, I start by opening up that website and checking in on news surrounding the Braves.
For weeks now, I’ve been reading headlines about Tom Glavine’s recovery. Tom Glavine feels better after throwing in the outfield (April 28). Tom Glavine pitches 3 simulated innings, ready to begin his rehab (May 19). Tom pitches 5 scoreless innings in Gwinnett, close to returning to the Braves (May 28). Tom pitches 6 scoreless innings in Rome, final start before joining the big league team (June 2). Continue reading “Frank Wren’s “How to Give a Hall-of-Famer the SHAFT!””