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26 Nov

A Sport In Which A Team That Lost To Troy State May Become National Champions

At home. I figure most of the non-DOOOOOOOMED! cross talk will be about the semi-professional football league that exploits 18 year old Americans the way MLB exploits 16 year old Columbians. Do as you will. Get too over hyped about UGA for the inevitable shattering. Or ride your War Eagle. Or pretend that Bama didn’t […]

17 Oct

The Long Autumn

Coppy’s out. The Nats are out. The new spring training complex is in. There’s not a whole lot to do till February other than root against the Yankees and Dodgers. Starting after the World Series, we’ll do some offseason content — the usual WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? posts, player previews, SEC football, music, and so […]

01 Oct

Braves 8, Marlins 5

Fin, fin, fin. The lights come up on another season of Braves baseball, and the audience leaves to a happy ending – in the sense that “Titanic,” let’s say, had a happy ending. The Braves break a 6 game losing streak to finish at 72 – 90. Kurt Suzuki‘s 19th home run of the season opened […]

30 Sep

‘It’s only Make Believe’. Would it were……… Fish 10 Braves 2

  As things turned out the midnight recap target will be comfortably met, there being no need for many words to tell the tale of tonight’s proceedings. Let’s start with the bottom of the first, first pitch from Sims to Dee Gordon got past Freddie and they were off to the races. 32 pitches later […]

29 Sep

Miami 6, Atlanta 5

Well, like this year, tonight’s game started off with promise, but faded quickly into a disappointing end. Atlanta jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead with 4 in the 1st, bookended by home runs by Ozzie Albies and a 3 run shot by Lane Adams. In the 2nd, Kirt Suzuki doubled in Albies. After that, […]

29 Sep

Fish 7, Barves 1

I would apologize for the tardiness of this recap of last night’s game, but I’m not sure anyone has noticed. We here at Braves Journal appear to have lost interest in this season before the actual end. Mercifully for all concerned, the end is indeed nigh. What happened last night? Anemic offense against a pitcher […]

28 Sep

Muts 7, Barves 1

I didn’t watch this game. Sean Newcomb put in his typical outing: 7 baserunners (4 of which were walks) in 5 IP with 7 K’s. Newcomb’s had a decent rookie campaign. 4.32 ERA, 4.19 FIP, and 1.3 fWAR in 100 IP and 19 GS. So he’s averaging a little over 5 IP per start, and […]

27 Sep

Braves 3, Mets 4

For the first 6+ innings of this game, it was the RA Dickey show (with Ender Inciarte picking up his 200th hit on the season for good measure). The Braves offense failed on beat up on Rafael Montero as much as they usually do, but Dickey‘s knuckleball was fluttering and keeping the Mets off balance. […]

26 Sep

The deck of the battleship Missouri: Braves 9 Mets 2, then Braves 2, Mets 3

This is the last post for me this season. In a few days, baseball for the Braves is no more. So, I bring up the scene on the battleship Missouri. We are the delegation in top hats, come to surrender. What about the recaps: Game 1 The man’s name is Lucas Sims. He was the […]

24 Sep

Phillies 2, Braves 0

Maikel Franco homered in the 5th off Luiz Gohara, the only oasis in what was otherwise 7 innings of a Gohara desert for the Phillies. Luiz allowed 5 hits and 2 walks along with the run, and struck out 9.  The Phillies tacked on a run in the 8th against A.J. Minter.  The Braves made it interesting […]

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