Max Fried vs. Shohei Ohtani: A Comparison

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In all the years this writer has followed the Atlanta Braves, nobody has quite been like Max Fried. He is poised and confident both on the mound and at the plate. His sizzling stick has brought him to the lofty heights of hurlers who hit. The popular hashtag “pitchers who rake” is singularly descriptive of […] READ MORE


The Fastball: A Story of Particulars

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It is called such because it comes at the hitter with some mustard on it. Don’t worry this is not in the literal sense. That would be illegal, especially these days. Remember you aren’t allowed to apply a foreign substance to the baseball. What we are discussing in the case of a baseball with mustard […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves by Decade: 2000s, Part One

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The new millennium came crashing into the world’s history as people felt both a sense of hope and a sense of fear. In the political world, George W. Bush and Barack Obama found The White House. In the music world, boy bands like NSYNC ruled the radio charts. Meanwhile, groups like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1990’s, Part. 2

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Baseball started in 1995 in a bit of turmoil; or, to be more accurate, a lot of turmoil. The cancellation of the World Series the previous year sparked a lot of questions. The next year was still up in the air. It got so bad that President Clinton had to get involved. He told the […] READ MORE


Top Five Moments in Atlanta Braves History: Part Two

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The history of the Atlanta Braves is rife with moments. Some, such as last year’s NLCS, fans don’t particularly enjoy but can accept and move on. Others, such as the infamous 2012 NL Wild Card Game, fans want to forget. Then, there are those discussed in the first part of this list. Those moments brought […] READ MORE


Glove-Talking

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Do Gloves Talk Now Anyone who has watched a baseball game in the last thirty years has seen some form or another of glove-talking. Glove-talking? What do you mean? Do gloves talk now? In my day they were made of leather and you had to operate them with your hand. No, no, you still have […] READ MORE


Reliving History: 1995 Atlanta Braves

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Reliving the Atlanta Braves Magical 1995 Season Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Next up on the docket in our “Reliving History” Series is a focus on the 1995 Atlanta Braves. During that time, the Braves were in the midst of winning fourteen consecutive division titles (1991-2005). Despite that, 1995 was the only year in that run […] READ MORE


Josh Tomlin Makes Greg Maddux Look Wild

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The Atlanta Braves once had one of the greatest pitchers the game has ever seen. His name was Greg Maddux, and despite pitching in the “Steroid Era,” he issued only 999 career walks in 5008.1 innings. Famed for his intelligence, Maddux exhibited some of the greatest command the game has ever seen. He ranks 50th all-time […] READ MORE