Power lefty Alex Wood came up and pitched a solid ninth inning yesterday, touching 95 on the gun and retiring three Torontonians on seven pitches. Atlanta’s second-round pick in the 2012 draft, Wood is the first member of the Braves … Finish Reading
Conventional wisdom states that facing a knuckleball pitcher can screw up an offense not just for that game, but afterwards as well, as the altered hitting approach necessary to fend off the knuckler can echo for days on end. Well, … Finish Reading
You know that scene from The Wrath of Khan where Khan, for no reason other than his own pretension, quotes Moby Dick at a fleeing Kirk, even though Kirk can’t hear him? That’s what it’s like when anyone from Atlanta … Finish Reading
Featured in this, the first game in the past six weeks I was able to sit down and really watch:
So, if you look around the scoreboard this week, you will notice that the Selig regime has decided to go with the fire hose method of serving up the compelling “natural rival” suite of interleague games. So, the Cubs play … Finish Reading
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a Canadian city in possession of a baseball team must be in want of a decent place to play.
However little known the feelings or views of such a city may be on … Finish Reading
Welp. If the Braves weren’t down to the AAA bullpen, they might have stolen this one.
For most of the night, the Braves appeared to be having One Of Those Games (TM). A junkballing, soft-tossing pitcher plus an umpire with … Finish Reading
Annals of Sports Journalism
The following is the transcript of an aborted experiment in which Fox Sports attempted to expand its ratings in the Moneyball demographic. We’ll never know whether or not it would have worked, or indeed whether or … Finish Reading
It was only the Mets, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t incredibly satisfying. If anything, that it was the Mets only makes nights like tonight sweeter. This evening the Braves completed two victories in the span of a few hours, … Finish Reading