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Are Baseball Writers Discriminating Against Craig Kimbrel?

John A. Tures | Posted 01.10.2015 | Sports
John A. Tures

Once again, baseball writers are about to discriminate against a talented player for merely being the best at his position. If the sport was more about being a meritocracy, we would have a few more votes for Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel for the Cy Young Award.

Baseball's Library: Inside the Hall of Fame Archives

Devra Maza | Posted 12.13.2014 | Sports
Devra Maza

Just beyond the Plaque Gallery of luminaries immortalized in bronze lies the Baseball Hall of Fame's library, where I couldn't resist getting an inside look from director Jim Gates, who is in his 20th year overseeing its vast collection.

How the Washington Nationals Won Over a Young Atlanta Braves Fan

John A. Tures | Posted 12.08.2014 | Sports
John A. Tures

If Major League Baseball wants to keep winning fans back, and promote good sportsmanship, they'll do the little things like this.

Bryce Harper Knows How To Troll

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Sports

As if Braves fans couldn't stand anything Bryce Harper does already (besides strike out). In what might have been a response to being booed all ni...

Longtime MLB Broadcaster 'The Professor' Dies

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.03.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Van Wieren, the bespectacled broadcaster who was part of the landmark team that carried Atlanta Braves games throughout the nati...

Boy Is Their Face Red

Neal Wooten | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
Neal Wooten

My Facebook friends are once again on the warpath. What has their knickers in a wad this time? It's those goofy Native Americans complaining about spo...

Boy Hit By Foul Ball During Brewers-Braves Game

AP | Posted 05.21.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — A boy was taken to an Atlanta hospital after being struck in the head with a foul ball during the seventh inning of the Braves' game ...

Atlanta Braves First Baseman Moves His Hips Like Nobody's Business

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.16.2014 | Weddings

This is Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman. Hey, Freddie. This is Freddie showing off some sensual dance moves at teammate Dan Uggla...

Wild Stat of the Week: Paying Tribute to the Best There Ever Has Been

Andrew Wild | Posted 06.18.2014 | Sports
Andrew Wild

Over his time with the Dodgers, Vin has seen 11 Dodger managers, 12 U.S presidencies, 14 expansion teams, 22 Yankee platy-by-play announcers, and 33 Olympic games.

WATCH: Braves Shortstop Shows Off Incredible Arm Strength

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons showed off his arm strength on Wednesday night with an amazing throw from one knee to retire Mets catcher T...

WATCH: Bartolon Colon Jiggles His Belly After Dominant Performance

The Huffington Post | Arman Walia | Posted 04.09.2014 | Sports

New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon celebrated throwing seven scoreless innings against the Braves on Tuesday night with a hilarious belly shake. Hope...

Atlanta Braves Accidentally Set American Flag On Fire

Posted 04.10.2014 | Sports

Before their home opener Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves paid tribute to baseball legend Hank Aaron on the field. Meanwhile, the organization set of...

Carly Ledbetter

Why Atlanta Is The Big American City You've Been Missing Out On | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel

When you think about Atlanta, the first thing that probably comes to mind is a flashback to those Bravo commercials you've seen with The Real Housewiv...

A Salute to Baseball's First 'Worst-to-First' Winners

Tim Wendel | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports
Tim Wendel

The first week of the MLB season should always be a time to believe, no matter how long the odds. After all, that's what the Twins and Braves did in 1991.

Jon Ward

Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter's Grandson, Says He Is Not A 'National Democrat' | Jon Ward | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

Jason Carter, a 38-year-old Democratic state senator from Georgia, is running for governor of the Peach State this year against incumbent Gov. Nathan ...

LOOK: Former MLB Star Live-Tweeted That Forest Fire He Started

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones committed an error in retirement, starting a fire when he dumped some ashes in the woods nea...

Passing the Hot Potato on Indian Mascots

Lawrence Shulruff | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Lawrence Shulruff

Despite what many consider to be a racist, degrading, insulting and out-of-date mascot, the Washington Redskins football team refuses to change the team's name. No need to penalize the home team. I've come up with the perfect replacement.

The Real Reason The Atlanta Braves Are Moving

AP | RAY HENRY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

ATLANTA (AP) — For the Braves, abandoning downtown Atlanta for the suburbs means moving closer to the team's fan base and developing money-making re...

The Tea Party Gets It Right: Atlanta's Baseball Boondoggle

Richard Brodsky | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

It's worth pausing and imagining a national Tea Party movement that was as tough on banks, and corporate excess as it is on food stamps. Our liberty and prosperity are as much affected by the power of large corporations as they are by large governments.

Tea Party Battles Business Over Atlanta Braves Stadium

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA (AP) — A deal for hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to draw the Atlanta Braves north of their downtown home is pitting conserv...

Report: Yankees Making Big Free Agent Splash

AP | BEN WALKER | Posted 11.24.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Free-agent catcher Brian McCann and the New York Yankees are about to complete a five-year deal worth around $85 million, a person f...

Atlanta Burns With Anger: The Braves PR Disaster

Mark Pettit | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mark Pettit

The news hit the city's ego like a bean ball to the noggin' -- and didn't even come with a brush back warning pitch.

Atlanta Braves Reap Black Friday Sale

Anthony Figliola | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Anthony Figliola

Leasing a new car and getting the latest smartphone may make sense for some consumers, but what about when it comes to a baseball stadium?

Atlanta Sports: A Moveable Feast

Eli Kirshtein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Eli Kirshtein

What's a far harder pill for me to swallow is the lasting effects on the neighborhood where Turner Field lives. Fulton County Stadium was there and when it was torn down, there was a lasting promise of the new stadium to breathe life into the surrounding area. With The Braves leaving, we leave that community out in the cold.

Turner Field Demolition Set For 2017 After Braves Move To Cobb County, Says Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

AP | CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY | Posted 11.12.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — When Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed found out a neighboring community had made a generous offer to help finance a new Braves stadium, he ba...