ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves will get another chance to finish the job they came agonizingly close to achieving a year ago. It doesn’t matter at all that they had fewer wins than any other playoff team. Freeman hit an improbable, tiebreaking homer off Milwaukee closer...
ATLANTA -- The Los Angeles Dodgers started right-handed reliever Corey Knebel, setting the stage for a bullpen game in the opener of their National League Championship Series against the Braves on Saturday night, a direct reflection of what it took to defeat the Giants in the previous round. The decision...
MLB World Series 2021 -- Braves turn on power, Charlie Morton breaks his leg and other big moments in Game 1 win over Astros
The big story of Game 1 of the World Series was Atlanta Braves pitcher Charlie Morton's fractured fibula that knocked him out in the third inning and the rest of the contest against the Houston Astros. The top highlight of the game might be the Braves' ace striking out Jose Altuve looking at a wicked 2-2 curveball, but completing his delivery in pain and leaving the game. The Braves won 6-2.
With the World Series being played in Atlanta for the first time since 1999, new eyes are on the Braves. With this attention comes examination and criticism of “The Chop,” the fan chant carried out every Braves home game, which has yet to be condemned by Major League Baseball, despite other teams in sports choosing to cease the use of Native American stereotypes.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — You’re no doubt enjoying watching your favorite Braves players this postseason. But did you know you could have watched them before they were in the majors?. Twenty-one current Atlanta Braves players and 489 players overall have played minor league baseball for the Gwinnett Stripers since its...
The Milwaukee Brewers did not play an 88-win team. The Los Angeles Dodgers did not play an 88-win team. If you’re not sure, you’re welcome to ask either what they think about the Atlanta Braves now. You’d probably get an answer too as both have had some unexpected free-time open up recently.
USA Today stealth edits, scrubs 'Braves' from columns as sports writer decries Atlanta's 'racist' team name
USA Today was caught stealth-editing multiple pieces after its sports columnist decried the "racist" Atlanta Braves team name. Bob Nightengale, USA Today's MLB writer, penned a piece Wednesday titled "MLB, club won't budge on Atlanta baseball team's nickname, but here's why I won't use it" that began by listing the "blatantly racist" caricatures and the "offensive" mascot that were previously removed and how headdresses, face paint and the famous "tomahawk chop" chant at games became "strongly discouraged."
The Braves rapid rebuilding process has come to its zenith, with the team punching its ticket to the World Series just five years after holding the third overall pick in the MLB draft. The 2013 Atlanta Braves team was one of the most successful in franchise history, punching a ticket to the postseason with a 96 win season that marked their 4th 89+ win season in a row and their best record since 2004. Helped by a 10 game winning streak in April and a 14 game winning streak in August the team was in first place from April 5th to the end of the season. Another disappointing postseason appearance ended in a four game loss to the Dodgers, but going into 2014 there was hope that Atlanta could once again run with the heavily favored Washington Nationals. For much of the season that was the case, as while they weren’t playing as well as that 2013 squad, they were 58-48 on July 28th and just half a game back of Washington in the division. What followed was a tremendous collapse down the stretch, as the team sputtered to a 21-35 record down the stretch and finished 17 games back of Washington. General Manager Frank Wren was deposed and the franchise was handed over to Wren’s 35 year old Assistant General Manager John Coppolella running the team alongside new President of Baseball Operations John Hart. Faced with a roster of expiring contracts, disappointing players, and a seemingly insurmountable division rival, Hart and Coppolella were forced into a rebuild in an effort to move on from poor free agents decisions and a farm system that had fallen to the bottom of Major League Baseball.
HOUSTON — “It’s important to understand that we have 30 markets around the country. They aren’t all the same. The Braves have done a phenomenal job with the Native American community.”. Those were the words of Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred Tuesday before Game 1 of the World Series...
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ATLANTA — One of the players that helped lead the Braves to the World Series didn't initially want to get traded to Atlanta. But Joc Pederson's outlook is different now. Atlanta acquired Pederson back in July. Many Braves fans might recognize him by the pearls he wears during game time.
COBB COUNTY, Ga. - A few days after the Braves’ big win, the smile on some diehard fans’ faces still hasn’t worn off. The 4-2 victory over the Dodgers secured the Braves’ spot in the World Series, which begins on Tuesday. Now, the anticipation begins. On Sunday, hundreds of fans...
The Atlanta Braves will try to make it two straight wins over the Houston Astros when the World Series continues Wednesday night at Minute Maid Park. Max Fried will get the start for Atlanta while Houston will go with Jose Urquidy. Game 2 will get underway at 8:09 p.m. ET...
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves have done it all before -- many, many times before -- but this one felt a bit different. More satisfying, for sure. After all, the Braves floundered under .500 much of the season. They endured devastating injuries and grim legal issues. They had to essentially rebuild their outfield at the trade deadline.
Freddie Freeman has spent his entire career in an Atlanta Braves uniform and has seen plenty of ups and downs. As many of his teammates were traded away to facilitate the rebuild, Freeman remained and will now play in the World Series for the first time in his career. Freeman...
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — As the Braves get ready to head back to Atlanta for Games 3 through 5 this weekend, fans aren’t wasting any time taking advantage of the first World Series appearance in 22 years. Channel 2 anchor Justin Wilfon has learned that with the increase of fans...