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26 Jan

This is just to say

I have watched Jeff Francoeur play baseball and his smile you were probably trying to market Forgive me he is bad so terrible and bad

08 Oct

The Mostly Terrible 2016 Braves

68-93. After all of that, the Braves actually won one more game than they did in 2015, back when Andrelton Simmons was our starting shortstop, and our five-man rotation included Shelby Miller and Alex Wood. When Fredi Gonzalez got canned on May 16, the team was 9-28, a .243 winning percentage and a 39-win pace. […]

25 Sep

Rest in Peace, Jose Fernandez. You left us too soon. (by coop)

To an Athlete Dying Young By A. E. Housman The time you won your town the race We chaired you through the market-place; Man and boy stood cheering by, And home we brought you shoulder-high. Today, the road all runners come, Shoulder-high we bring you home, And set you at your threshold down, Townsman of […]

15 Jul

Urgent request: Braves Journal needs hosting

You may have noticed that Braves Journal went down for a few hours on Thursday afternoon. That’s because the site was hacked and used to send out a great deal of spam, so the administrators who manage our hosted account took the site down to prevent any further harm. With help from our hosts at […]

13 Jul

Not Exactly All-Stars

The Senior Circuit’s bums just dropped the game to the DH league, more or less as usual. The NL won three straight from 2010-2012, but this is the AL’s fourth straight victory, and it’s starting to feel like it did from 1996 to 2009, when the AL went 12-0 with one tie. But our stiffs […]

09 Jun

Relegation/Promotion..Pros and Cons.

There’s a breathless hush in the close to-night Ten to make and the match to win A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play, and the last man in. And it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat. Or the selfish hope of a season’s fame, But his captain’s hand on […]

23 May

Fredi Gonzalez – One of Atlanta’s Best, Other Than Bobby (by AtlCrackersFan)

You may not think so now, but Fredi Gonzalez was one of the better managers in Braves history. With history written daily, a first attempt at placing Fredi Gonzalez on the continuum of Braves managers reveals both the weaknesses of distorted sample sizes and the difficulty of measuring a manager’€™s contribution to a team’€™s record. […]

19 Apr

Happy birthday, Jayne Mansfield!

The Dodgers are coming to town tonight, but that’s not the most important thing that happened today. Today is Jayne Mansfield’s 83rd birthday!

05 Apr

Gonna Fly Now, gNats 4, Braves 3

[This year I am going to try recaps based on movie quotes, scenes or themes. Let’s see how this goes.] Mickey: You’re a bum, Rock. You’re a bum. Rocky: I ain’t no bum, Mick. I ain’t no bum. For the Loser against the Arrogant Champion (well, NEAR Champion), there is nothing like “Rocky.” So, I […]

04 Apr

Completely Accurate Community Answers on the 2016 Braves

We had a total of 39 guesses, so these numbers have a pretty wide body of possibilities here. With thanks to Jay’s spreadsheet, I’ll provide the average, min, max, and standard deviation for each of these. (I’ll round to the nearest whole number.) 1. Braves wins Average: 69 wins Min: 54, Max: 92 Standard deviation: […]

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