Melvin Upton Explains His Name Change 

Yesterday, reported that Braves outfielder B.J. Upton will start going by his legal name, Melvin Upton Jr. That means it'll change on his uniform, on the scoreboard, even on his bats. Today, Upton reported to Braves camp and told reporters—some of whom still called him "B.J." out of habit—that there's really… » 2/23/15 1:16pm 2/23/15 1:16pm

It Worked For Giancarlo Stanton

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Braves Trade Jason Heyward To The Cardinals

The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have traded pitchers Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for outfielder Jason Heyward and pitcher Jordan Walden. » 11/17/14 1:07pm 11/17/14 1:07pm

Phillies Fans Mimic Craig Kimbrel's Stance To Mess With Him

Braves closer Craig Kimbrel has an odd stance before he pitches. He hunches over and stretches his arms out, resembling a bird of prey defending itself. As he worked in the ninth inning last night, Phillies fans behind home plate decided to imitate his habit. From the view on the pitching mound, it looked really funny. » 9/28/14 10:19am 9/28/14 10:19am

Braves Fan Catches Foul Ball With Face

See, this is why grown ass men should bring gloves to baseball games. When the foul ball comes your way—like it did to this unfortunate Braves fan at Turner Field—you are going to try and catch it. And if you are going to try and catch it, shouldn't you have the proper tool to do so? If not, you're left trying to… » 9/18/14 12:04am 9/18/14 12:04am

Umpire Ejects Braves Fan For Profanely Heckling Bryce Harper

The audio's probably NSFW if you're blaring it at your office, but familiar if you've ever been stuck sitting near your ballpark's resident leather-lunged asshole. » 9/17/14 10:07am 9/17/14 10:07am

Andrelton Simmons Is Even Better In Person

Andrelton Simmons made an incredible defensive play last night, which isn't really news at this point, but this one in particular is notable because it just so happened to be a game-saving play. » 8/28/14 10:07am 8/28/14 10:07am

Naked Idiot On Turner Field Delays Athletics-Braves Game

In the sixth inning at Turner Field last night, an idiot on the field brief(less)ly interrupted the game between the Braves and Athletics. He was really, really, incredibly nude.
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Yasiel Puig Almost Hits Matt Kemp With Angry Bat Toss

Yasiel Puig popped up on the first pitch he saw from Mike Minor in the third inning in Atlanta and tossed his bat away in disgust. Unfortunately, he threw it right at the on-deck circle where Matt Kemp was getting himself ready for his at-bat. Celebratory bat flips for all, angry bat tosses for none. » 8/12/14 8:13pm 8/12/14 8:13pm

Bryce Harper Drags Foot Through "A" Behind Home Plate In Turner Field

Bryce Harper trolled the Atlanta Braves and their fans last night by swiping the dirt "A" behind home plate at Turner Field with his cleat. As he approached the plate on at least two at-bats, Harper seemed to intentionally drag his foot across the stylized "A", trying to ruin it. » 8/10/14 1:15pm 8/10/14 1:15pm

Greg Maddux And Tom Glavine Came Up With "Chicks Dig The Long Ball"

It's been 16 years since Wieden+Kennedy's famous Nike ad featuring Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Mark McGwire, so some of you might actually be too young to remember it. If so, take it in (the rest of us don't mind watching it again): » 8/08/14 10:09am 8/08/14 10:09am

Adorable Kid Hugs His Dad For Catching A Foul Ball

Here we have a brief moment from this afternoon's Padres-Braves game and, god damn, is it ever the cutest. Dad and son take in an afternoon ballgame when all of sudden, a foul ball comes their way. Triumphant dad displays the ball he has just snagged, his son echoes that triumph for exactly one second, and then hugs… » 7/28/14 7:45pm 7/28/14 7:45pm

Andrelton Simmons Makes Another Superhuman Defensive Play

Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons has a habit of not just making spectacular defensive plays, but making spectacular defensive plays that you've never quite seen before. Last night against the Marlins, he did his thing again. » 7/22/14 9:47am 7/22/14 9:47am

Dan Uggla Refuses To Go Quietly, Signs Minor League Deal With Giants

Dan Uggla's back, baby! Four days after being released by the Atlanta Braves, and just more than a week after being suspended (reportedly for showing up to a game at Wrigley Field just an hour before first pitch), Uggla is getting a minor league deal with the Giants, a well-known corpse repository/baseball team in San… » 7/21/14 5:35pm 7/21/14 5:35pm

Braves Suspend Dan Uggla For One Game, Reportedly For Tardiness

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla hasn't been a lineup regular since May, and with his .241 OBP, that makes sense. Tommy La Stella's taken his spot and hasn't provided any reason to give it back. Things got worse for Uggla today when Atlanta simultaneously called up another second baseman and suspended him for one game. » 7/13/14 2:45pm 7/13/14 2:45pm

Cubs Fan Catches Braves Home Run Ball, Throws Fake Ball Back On Field

This is a funny little insight into the lunacy of sports fandom. Much like with the players, there are unwritten rules of decorum for fans and one of those rules is that you must throw an opposing team's home run back onto the field if you catch it. People will straight-up yell at you if you don't. They made a whole » 7/12/14 7:09pm 7/12/14 7:09pm

I Can't Stop Watching This Agonized Mets Fan's Performative Suffering

After Juan Lagares popped out in foul territory with two men on against the Braves, this guy just couldn't handle the Mets' inability to score. The team was 1-for-8 with runners in scoring position in a 3-1 loss Thursday night, with nine runners left on base, and the man in the front row was fed up. We have likely all… » 7/11/14 9:50am 7/11/14 9:50am

One Accidental Backswing Sparked Two Beanings And Four Ejections

Does this fall under one of baseball's unwritten rules, or were the Braves just grouchy while losing during Thursday's game against the Rockies? » 6/13/14 2:06am 6/13/14 2:06am