After days of rumors that the Atlanta Braves were looking to make a deal, they finally struck. According to multiple reports, they traded Andrelton Simmons and minor leaguer Jose Briceno to the Los Angeles Angels for Erick Aybar, pitching prospects Sean Newcomb and Chris Ellis, and $3 million cash.
MLB pitcher Tommy Hanson died late Monday night after suffering catastrophic organ failure and falling into a coma. The news was first reported by Zach Klein, sports director of Atlanta’s ABC affiliate, and later confirmed by the Braves.
Mets third baseman and lunch policeman David Wright was fired up after tying the game with an RBI single in the seventh inning of Wednesday night’s game. This was right after Freddie Freeman gave the Braves a 3-2 lead in the top half of the inning with his pinch-hit two-RBI double. When Wright reached first base, he…
For those who wanted an opportunity to remember former MLB pitcher Paul Byrd, here’s a crucial update. Byrd’s a Fox Sports sideline reporter for the Braves, and yesterday, he did a segment in the stands while a dog ate food off his head. When the team’s 60-90, anything goes.
An Atlanta-area hot dog committed an act of cannibalism at today’s Bark in the Park event at Turner Field. You may remember a different dog at a different Bark in the Park who also wanted a hot dog. Unlike that unfortunate pup, our friend here succeeded. Good for him.
On Saturday night, a man at Turner Field fell from the upper deck during the seventh inning of the Atlanta Braves 3-1 loss to the New York Yankees. He was transferred to the Grady Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead a little after 11 p.m. The man was later identified as Gregory Murrey of Alpharetta, Ga. by the…
Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski is getting good at this—though he hasn’t made it work quite yet. Keep at it!http://deadspin.com/a-j-pierzynski...
This is ostensibly a highlight reel of the four home runs the Giants hit against the Braves last night. For my money, however, the real star of this show is Braves left fielder Eury Perez:
The Braves took a wild 9-8 victory from the Giants with a two-run, 12th-inning walkoff shot from 30-year-old rookie Adonis Garcia, and they wouldn’t have made it that far without catcher A.J. Pierzynski’s ninth-inning, two-out, two-run bomb. But nothing was more fun than Pierzynski trying to frame a pitch that bounced…
Umpire and weirdo Jordan Baker defused a brewing Padres-Braves brawl with his best attempt at a double underhook throw on San Diego’s Matt Kemp, who was attempting to go after Julio Teheran following a hit by pitch in the first inning today in Atlanta.
Please enjoy this video from yesterday’s Braves-Dodgers game: Vin Scully, the official narrator of summer, tells the tale of the time a young Jonny Gomes saw his life flash before his eyes when he was tackled by a wolf. I don’t want to ruin the ending, but the wolf did not eat Jonny Gomes.
Brewers pitcher Will Smith earned an ejection tonight from crew chief Jim Joyce after Braves skipper Fredi Gonzalez raised an objection over the existence of a foreign substance on Smith’s wrist.
Atlanta Braves starter Shelby Miller was having his way with the trash Miami Marlins on Sunday, mowing through Miami’s lineup with a no-hitter through 8 and 2/3 innings.
The Braves and Nationals played a wild one tonight.
Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons made a ridiculous throw to get Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud out at first in Friday’s game, which is cool, because Simmons churns out gorgeous defensive highlights like it’s nothing, but what’s even cooler is that Simmons made almost the same exact throw on d’Arnaud last season.
The Atlanta Braves have traded closer Craig Kimbrel and outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to the San Diego Padres, as first reported by FanGraphs’ Kiley McDaniel.
Yesterday, MLB.com 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…