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Atlanta Is The New Cleveland

Houston Barber | Posted 07.26.2016 | Sports
Houston Barber

When Mo Speights airballed his fade away three-pointer in the closing seconds of Game 7, it didn't just seal a Cavs victory, but relieved a crushing desperation from a city that has endured a generation of jokes.

The Fall of Turner Field and Why Baseball in the Suburbs Is Bad News for Us All

Houston Barber | Posted 04.06.2016 | Sports
Houston Barber

A historic franchise moving away from the city that fostered it sets a dangerous precedent that is guaranteed to be cited by the avaricious owners of the future. We are entering an age where owners chase money from local government like Kevin Durant in free agency.

A Bitter Home Opener for This Atlanta Braves Fan

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 04.04.2016 | Sports
Kimberly Krautter

The Braves' departure from Atlanta feels worse than breaking up with someone, possibly because there is so much injustice and the whiff of public corruption interwoven in the narrative of how it happened.

Making America's Pastime Great Again

John A. Tures | Posted 04.04.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

Beset by scandal and facing exciting rival sports, baseball is again seeking to recapture its past glory, with a focus on future players and young fans, with an assist from veterans who played the game the way it should have been played.

The Internet Tried To Turn This Kid Into A Symbol Of Society’s Decay

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports

Just want to RT this awesome photo by @Hornerfoto1 of dude saving kid from facial surgery during Sat #Pirates game pic.twitter.com/hD35aZTVQU— Rob B...

Real American Hero Saves Kid From Getting Bat To The Face

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 03.07.2016 | Sports

Just want to RT this awesome photo by @Hornerfoto1 of dude saving kid from facial surgery during Sat #Pirates game pic.twitter.com/hD35aZTVQU— Rob B...

Former MLB Pitcher Tommy Hanson Dies At 29

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 11.11.2015 | Sports

Tommy Hanson, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, has died at the age of 29. An Atlanta Braves representative told MLB.com that some of Hanson's f...

That Kid's Got Potential (And So Do We)

Tom Glavine | Posted 10.30.2015 | Impact
Tom Glavine

During Game 3 of the World Series Friday night, there will come a point bigger than the game itself. Potential will take on a new meaning when 50,000 people in a baseball stadium symbolically "stand up to cancer."

Wife Watching Her Husband's First MLB Hit Is What Love Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.04.2015 | Sports

Rookie infielder Kelby Tomlinson and his wife experienced an unforgettable moment on Monday night. When the 25-year-old was called up by the San Franc...

Athletes' Wives Team Up To Ease The Difficulties Of Getting Traded

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.31.2015 | Sports

“You’re joking,” an exasperated Lory Ankiel said into the phone. Nothing about Rick Ankiel’s July 31, 2010, trade to the Atlanta Braves was am...

Why John Smoltz May Be The Best Baseball Hall Of Fame Story

John A. Tures | Posted 07.24.2016 | Sports
John A. Tures

Smoltz battled past those who would cite biased statistics with an injury comeback story and selflessness that can inspire any athlete.

Mary Tankersley's Declaration of Independence: Childhood Cancer and a Message of Courage and Freedom

Jonathan Agin | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Jonathan Agin

Some moments in life provide such extraordinary images of courage and hope that they demand to be celebrated. The 4th of July provides the perfect backdrop to acknowledge the sacrifices of so many that gave so much to provide the freedoms that we enjoy in this country.

Atlanta Braves Teach The World A Lesson In Respecting Lil B

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.07.2015 | Sports

Once you disrespect Lil B, aka The Based God, by stealing his official cooking dance, you are left with the choice: face his wrath, or own up to it. ...

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...

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...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.