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15 Mar

Bravesjournal’s Going to a Braves Game! July 26-28th, vs. Cardinals

I have closed the poll that I opened three weeks ago to find a date for Bravesjournal to attend a Braves game. The winning home weekend was July 26-28th, against the Cardinals. As we get closer to the date, we’ll figure out whether we want to target the Friday, Saturday, or Sunday game that weekend, […]

26 Feb

Where Do We Go From Here? 2012.7 Other Starting Pitching Possibilities (by W.C.G.)

Is it time to repurpose the old acronym TINSTAAPP (There Is No Such Thing As A Pitching Prospect)? Maybe what we really mean is There Is No Such Thing As A Pitcher, Period. Consider the 2012 Braves, and what their experience means going in to 2013. Starting pitching depth was a presumed strength heading into […]

15 Feb

Apparently the Braves haven’t talked to Jason about a long-term deal

From a Valentine’s Day story by Peanut: [Terry McGuirk said:] “Money is not going to stand between us and getting it done at this point because we are that close. I’m talking about [the] long term and short term. I’m talking about talent that is here and talent that isn’t here. When we are this […]

22 Nov

Happy Turkey Day

This year, as every year, I have much to be thankful for. One of the small graces in my life has always been this blog, which was really my first regular blog community on the web. Losing Mac was a tragedy in all of our lives, but I’m both proud and grateful that the blog […]

26 Oct

Eric O’Flaherty (by sansho1)

Eric O’Flaherty in 2012 continued his reign as one of the best setup relievers in the NL, eventually being promoted to 8th-inning guy once it became clear that Jonny Venters wasn’t his usual dominant self. How good has the unassuming EOF been over the last four seasons? Here are baseball-reference rankings of NL relievers who […]

09 Oct

Sansho1’s Amazing Braves Nickname Database

Sansho1 completed a Herculean task: he compiled a database of all of the nicknames that we’ve seen come and go in this city. Baseball-reference has many player nicknames, and others came from memory. When you look at a list like this, you get a sense of the history of baseball we’ve had in this town. […]

07 Oct

This Is Not The End

Gentlemen and gentlewomen, we’ve been to hell and back. We’ve been through the best and the worst, we’ve seen miracles and horrors. The 2012 season was one for the ages. This was a tough year. Who would have thought that we would have made it this far, and win 94 games, when you looked out […]

05 Oct

Cardinals 6, Braves 3, Season Over

And so it ends. It figures that the season would come down to (1) Bobby going a batter too long with Derek Lowe, and (2) Melky making the last out on a weak groundout to third with the tying and winning runs on base. — October 11, 2010 At a certain point, you just have […]

05 Oct

One-Game Playoff Game Thread: Cardinals vs. Braves

I’ve been on this earth for 28 years, and the Braves have made it to the playoffs 16 times. I’m a lucky guy. Those of you who started rooting for the Braves before I was born had a much tougher row to hoe. I think I probably took the playoffs for granted in the early […]

04 Oct

Food for Thought

If baseball teams were Halloween candy, then here’s what I think they’d be… NL East Atlanta Braves — M&Ms Miami Marlins — Laffy Taffy New York Mets — Snickers Philadelphia Phillies — 100 Grand Washington Nationals — Junior Mints NL Central Chicago Cubs — Oh Henry Cincinnati Reds — Three Musketeers Houston Astros — Snickers […]

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