The idea, or part of it, was to tell Francisco Cabrera what he did to me. I wanted to let him know that the greatest moment of his otherwise anonymous big-league career was such a gut-punch in my life. I wanted to relate to him how funereal things were for me the next day at school, and how long that feeling of dread…
Atlanta Braves general manager John Coppolella resigned abruptly this afternoon due to “a breach of Major League Baseball rules regarding the international player market,” the Braves announced in a statement.
For all the focus on the length of baseball games, almost all individual baseball plays are very short. Extremely short! Under 10 seconds, and usually well under 10 seconds! This play is not extremely short. From when contact was made at the plate to when the final tag was made, the play lasted about 25 seconds, and…
In 1965, voters from the five counties that still make up metro Atlanta—Cobb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Clayton and DeKalb—went to the ballot box to decide the future of the region’s public transportation system. The counties that voted “yes” would begin planning a regional rail system that would eventually be called MARTA…
Running—it’s hard! That’s usually declared in the context of, say, completing a marathon or something, but it can also apply to jogging out onto the infield to take your position for a baseball game. Here is proof in the form of Braves rookie Johan Camargo, who was set to play shortstop tonight before he tripped and…
Giancarlo Stanton got all the way into this 78-mph first-pitch meatball from R.A. Dickey in the top of the fourth inning last night, and sent it to the goddamn Cenobites:
Scarcely 24 hours after officially acquiring Jaime Garcia, the Twins are rumored to be interested in dealing him.
The Dodgers lost tonight for the first time in nearly three weeks, stopping their win streak at 11 and dropping them to 31-5 in their past 36 games. Their streak was tied for the longest such one in baseball this year. (The Astros put up the same mark in early June.)
The Nationals and Braves were scheduled to begin play in D.C. tonight at 7:05 p.m. ET. It was not raining. But there was rain in the forecast, so they went ahead and called a rain delay anyway—just in case, right? They didn’t need to put a tarp on the field, since, you know, it wasn’t actually raining, but there was…
A month after breaking his wrist, Freddie Freeman’s had his cast removed. His return from the disabled list is likely still weeks away, but it’s drawing closer—which means that it’s time to start talking about, uh, moving him to third base!
Baseball happened last night in Atlanta, but who has time for bats and balls when there’s a spandex-clad superhero taking on all comers in a sprint along the outfield wall:
Philadelphia third baseman Maikel Franco, like many of his Phillies teammates, found a new way to screw up a baseball game tonight as he hurled his bat into the backstop netting, lodging it there and leading to a series of pathetic attempts to retrieve it.
Wednesday night’s broadcast of the Pirates-Braves game featured a cameo by a security guard who takes his job way, way too seriously.
The Atlanta Braves are a pretty bad baseball team, but they have gotten some decent production out of the bullpen, which recently went on a nice scoreless innings streak. And then there’s Josh Collmenter.
Last night the Atlanta Braves finally fired back at the Toronto Blue Jays for carrying out an immensely pathetic beef during the four-game series.
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marcus Stroman knocked his first career dinger tonight off Atlanta Braves pitcher Julio Teheran. In doing so, Stroman became the first pitcher in 14 years to homer for the Blue Jays.
Last night, Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar appeared to have called Braves reliever Jason Motte a “fag” or “faggot” after Motte quick-pitched him to strike him out swinging and end the seventh inning.
Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman left last night’s game against the Blue Jays in the fifth inning after taking a fastball to the left wrist. It was one of those moments that immediately makes you worry about broken bones and weeks on the disabled list.
In the seventh inning of tonight’s Blue Jays-Braves game, Jason Motte struck Kevin Pillar out to end the inning on a quick pitch. Pillar took issue with Motte’s tactics and yelled something indiscernible at the mound, immediately drawing a warning from the umpire. Both benches cleared and milled around before…