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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.

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...

WATCH: Dodgers Fans Mock Braves Fans

Posted 10.07.2013 | Sports

Dodgers fans had some fun at Braves fans' expense during their team's blowout win in Game 3 of the NLDS on Sunday, mocking their tomahawk chant with t...

Braves Hang On To Tie Series

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 12.04.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA — ATLANTA (AP) — Give Clayton Kershaw a 5-0 lead by the fourth inning, and there's not much chance he'll mess things up. The Los Ange...

Braves Leave Three-Time All-Star Off Playoff Roster

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 10.02.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — Dan Uggla had a miserable season. There's no denying that....

WATCH: Foul Ball Splashes Drink On Vendor

Posted 09.26.2013 | Sports

A vendor at Turner Field was splashed with a beverage on Tuesday thanks to a foul ball from the bat of Braves catcher Evan Gattis....

WATCH: Fan Gets Nailed By Home Run Ball

Posted 09.12.2013 | Sports

A fan at Marlins Park was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he was hit with a home run ball crushed by Braves catcher Evan Gattis on Wednesday...

WATCH: Braves 2B Pretends To Be NASCAR Driver

Posted 08.28.2013 | Sports

Braves second baseman Elliot Johnson was the hero of their 2-0 win over the Indians on Tuesday night, thanks to his two-RBI triple in the second innin...

OUCH: Heyward Breaks Jaw When Hit By Pitch

AP | Posted 08.21.2013 | Sports

NEW YORK -- Braves outfielder Jason Heyward sustained two jaw fractures when he was struck by a pitch and will undergo surgery on Thursday. The Brave...

Pitch Hits Heyward In Head

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.21.2013 | Sports

A scary moment occurred in the Braves-Mets game on Wednesday when Jonathon Niese's pitch struck Atlanta's Jason Heyward in the side of his head. A...

Braves' Uggla To DL

AP | CHARLES ODUM | Posted 08.14.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA -- Braves second baseman Dan Uggla said he finally realized he could not wait any longer to have Lasik eye surgery and was placed on the 15-da...

Braves Ace Suffers Gruesome Injury

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2013 | Sports

Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson suffered a brutal injury on Wednesday night in a game against the New York Mets and needed to be carted off the fiel...

MLB Shown In Cuba After 50 Years

AP | ANNE-MARIE GARCIA | Posted 07.02.2013 | Sports

HAVANA -- Cubans got to watch something on their television screens this week that this baseball-crazed island hasn't seen in more than half a century...

FAIL: Fan Belly Flops Into Bush For Home Run Ball

Posted 06.11.2013 | Sports

Everyone's a sucker for a good foul ball or home run catch. We've seen fans make catches in myriad different and interesting ways, be it while cradli...

Back To The Minors For B.J.?

AP | GEORGE HENRY | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez says he has considered asking center fielder B.J. Upton to work out his struggles in a minor league ass...

WATCH: WWE Legend Leads Seventh-Inning Stretch

Posted 05.20.2013 | Sports

Legendary WWE wrestler and python wrangler Jake "The Snake" Roberts made a random appearance Turner Field on Friday night and lead the crowd through a...

Batter Acknowledges Matt Kemp's Home Run Robbery

Posted 05.19.2013 | Sports

Matt Kemp was tested in the very first inning on Saturday night when Jason Heyward launched an 87-mph sinker to deep center field. The two-time Gold G...

Braves' Bros Go Back-To-Back

Posted 04.24.2013 | Sports

Well, this was bound to happen. The Upton Brothers did something that hadn't been done in 75 years in the second game of a doubleheader against Colora...

Braves' Win Streak Snapped

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports

ATLANTA -- Wade Davis pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Jeff Francoeur had a fourth-inning RBI single and the Kansas City Royals stopped Atlant...

Anyone Scared Of Tommy John Surgery Anymore?

Yahoo! Sports | Jeff Passan | Posted 02.18.2013 | Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The name is not scary anymore. Pitchers used to hear Tommy John and regard it as an epithet. Tommy John never wanted to be ...

Braves, D-Backs Make Blockbuster Trade

AP | BOB BAUM | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports

PHOENIX — Justin Upton is having a family reunion in Atlanta. Arizona traded its star right fielder to the Braves on Thursday in a seven-player...

REPORT: Braves, D-Backs Agree To Blockbuster Deal

Posted 01.24.2013 | Sports

Two thirds of Atlanta's outfield will be covered by an Upton, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman tweeted on Thursday morning that the Brave...

Baseball's Less-Is-More Season: Low Numbers Were Highlights in MLB

Devra Maza | Posted 05.29.2013 | Sports
Devra Maza

As we tip our caps to the past year, we raise our glasses to a new one, and count down twelve top highlights of the 2012 Major League Baseball season.

Cardinals Eliminate Braves In One-Game Wild Card

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 12.05.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA — The St. Louis Cardinals won baseball's first wild-card playoff, taking advantage of a disputed infield fly call that led to a protest ...

The Unlikely End For Chipper

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 12.06.2012 | Sports

ATLANTA (AP) — Chipper Jones didn't want to go out this way. The Atlanta Braves third baseman made a crucial throwing error and never...