Last week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Braves had quietly asked for and received new traffic ordinances from Cobb County lawmakers. The Accessory Special Event Parking rule, which is among those edicts, bans all privately owned parking lots near the team’s new stadium from operating on game days…
The Braves’ new stadium out in the suburbs of Cobb County—whose taxpayers are giving the team $400 million to build the traffic-clogging ballpark—is a textbook case in all the lies and exploitation at the heart of the modern public stadium financing scheme. Residents never got to vote on the use of their money on the…
The best baseball is the strangest baseball, and with that truth in mind, please enjoy the best offensive highlight of the Braves season, which is Adonis Garcia going golfing this evening in the middle of an at-bat against the Reds. He somehow came up with a hit in the process, despite reaching for this pitch which…
Snoop Dogg was at a Padres game for some reason this afternoon, and he threw out the first pitch, laying down the best highlight of the game in the process. His toss wasn’t as bad as 50 Cent’s notorious stray pitch from two years ago, but Snoop’s nearly took out a pair of innocent onlookers.
SunTrust Park, the Braves’ fancy new suburban stadium, came at a cost of nearly $400 million to Cobb County taxpayers. It doesn’t open until next year, but that bill is already coming due—and the opportunity cost is no longer theoretical.
Major League Baseball announced today that Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has been suspended without pay through August 1, for violating the Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. The suspension is retroactive to April 30, meaning Olivera is suspended for 82 games in total.
Are the Atlanta Braves cursed? Shortstop Erick Aybar was scratched from tonight’s lineup after part of his lunch got lodged in his throat.
Fredi González was officially fired by the Atlanta Braves this morning after the team lost in Pittsburgh last night to bring their record down to 9-28. The game was the first of a four-game road series, and, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, González first found out something was up when he got an email…
At 7-23, the Atlanta Braves have the worst record in the majors, and they’re on track to put up the worst record in over a century. But their overall record masks an interesting home/away split. The Braves are 6-8 on the road, which is quite respectable. But that also means they’re an eye-popping 1-15 at home. They…
Bill Shanks’ column in the Macon Telegraph on why the Atlanta Braves should bring back their old mascot Chief Noc-A-Homa—a caricature of an Native American chief with a name that appears to be a baseball pun mashed together with what someone thought sounded like an “Indian name”—begins thusly:
A.J. Pierzynski definitely moved his body in a way that was indicative of effort after Jhoulys Chacin’s pitch went by him. But none of it worked.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was arrested this morning in connection with a domestic dispute at a hotel in Arlington, Va. WJLA reported the news first.
It’s not easy managing a team as bereft of talent as the Atlanta Braves, so my first impulse is to feel bad for Fredi Gonzalez, who has steered his garbage team to an 0-7 start. But the Braves have been in some very winnable games, and Gonzalez hasn’t been doing much but tripping over his own feet in the early going.
Braves outfielder Mallex Smith, who has an excellent first name, made his MLB debut in Monday’s game against the Nationals, and was bloody by the fourth inning.
Atlanta Braves reliever Daniel Winkler fractured his elbow during Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. The video doesn’t show any graphic detail. All you see is a man who knows something is definitely wrong with his arm.
Braves rookie John Gant, a 23-year-old relief pitcher, made his major league debut in the ninth inning of last night’s game against the Nationals. Why is this something worth mentioning? Because get a load of how this dude pitches:
The Atlanta Braves picked lefty Evan Rutckyj in the Rule 5 draft in December, taking him from the New York Yankees’ organization. The pitcher was happy for a change of scenery. Too bad for Rutckyj: The 24-year-old’s going back to the Yankees.
Freddie Freeman and his wife Chelsea made the drive to Braves spring training yesterday, and they brought along Nala, the chillest cat who ever chilled. Nala is uncomfortably chill.