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


The Taylor Hearn Experiment

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Every now and then in Major League Baseball, you will see teams start to get creative in their approach to winning. Over the course of a long 162-game season, teams can sometimes dig themselves into a hole with a long string of losses taking on the role of the shovel. That seems to be happening […] READ MORE


Atlanta Braves by Decade: 2000s, Part Two

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While the 2000s rolled merrily along, Major League Baseball continued to search for a dominant franchise. The New York Yankees were suddenly challenged. Their archrivals, the Boston Red Sox, won the 2004 World Series. It was their first title since 1918. Other teams like the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, and Detroit Tigers rose to […] 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


Braves by Decade: 1980s

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The 1980s were an interesting time, to say the least. In world politics, The Cold War was becoming rather lukewarm. The United States had entered the final stretch of its silent fight with the Soviet Union. In pop culture: guitar solos, humongous hair, and multicolored latex lit up the Sunset Strip. Bands like Van Halen, […] 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


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


Looking Back: 1985 MLB Draft

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The third installment of “Looking Back” will be about the greatest draft in MLB history. The 1985 MLB draft had three Hall of Fame players and two other players who should be in. Additionally, there are several players who had great careers. This draft had one of the best value picks and one of the […] READ MORE