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04 Dec

My 2017 Series to Remember. Yours? Some gold in the dross. (by blazon)

If you’re retired and live deep in the country where beauty abounds and distractions are few, you saw almost every game the Braves played this year. A month after it all ended we became spectators of the same game played at a significantly higher level by others. What remains of the Braves year has become […]

27 Nov

Retrosheet needs help! Got any Launching Pad scorebooks from the ’70s?

Related to my comment @37 in the previous thread, I got a few emails from Jay Wigley of Retrosheet, who asks for our help: I wonder if you’ve ever asked that community (your readers, other Braves fan contacts) whether they have any early 70’s scorecards or scorebooks with scores games in them? I’m a sometime-volunteer […]

20 Nov

Pivot Day

Just throwing up a new thread to handle any coming sturm und drang re: Coppallellagate. Figure it’s worth it just to segregate the blow back from today’s (assumed) news releases out into their own holding pond. If they get out of this with just losing Maitan, some picks and money, I think we have to […]

14 Nov

Alex Anthopoulos

The first good news I’ve heard in a very long time. Alex Anthopoulos is just about the best possible General Manager the Braves could have chosen, for two reasons: 1) In Toronto, he made a lot of very good moves. Some of them didn’t work out, but the process behind all of them looked really […]

30 Aug

Tennessee Volunteers Preview (by Smitty)

A Look Back The Vols entered 2016 as the favorites to win the SEC East. And it appeared they were a team of destiny after Josh Dobbs hit Jauan Jennings on the final play to beat Georgia. Tennessee’s magic started to run out during their come from behind thriller against Texas A&M. Then the wheels […]

11 Aug

First Impressions of SunTrust Park (by Sam Hutcheson)

Since it’s timely, I visited the park for the first time last night. Richard B, of the old Baseball Primer hordes, was in town for work and we decided to catch a game (he wanted to check off a new park on his travels, etc.) We met for drinks in my neighby around 4:00pm to […]

23 Mar

Pre Season Predictions (by Smitty)

We only have one more week until November without meaningful baseball. So let’s have some fun as we run out the clock. I went to see my barber and he gave me a rundown of how all this will fold out, along with a straight shave. Let’s have your prediction on the following (my predictions […]

10 Mar

On Not Tanking

[Note: I’m optimistic about the team going forward, and now that Spring games have started, it’s a time for joy and excitement. This is a curmudgeonly take that doesn’t really fit well, timing-wise — it’s something I should have produced two months ago. Nevertheless, I only just now ran the numbers, and here they are.] […]

01 Mar

WHY YOUR TEAM SUCKS – ATLANTA BRAVES (by MikeM)

Disclaimer to this post. Everything below is a blatant ripoff of Drew Magary’s fine work at Deadspin in his annual Why Your Team Sucks NFL preview. He invented this format that I am stealing, in which he insults the team as much as possible before conceding that they might be okay this year. He is a […]

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

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