Craig Kimbrel: Total Dominance, Unending Questions (by Ububba)

A Scenario: It’s a Tuesday and you’re Craig Kimbrel. You haven’t warmed up in a game since last Wednesday when you helped salvage that getaway-day win in Cincy. It’s only seven weeks into the season… and you see where it’s going. The trade deadline’s still way off, but you wonder how much longer you’ll be … Continue reading “Craig Kimbrel: Total Dominance, Unending Questions (by Ububba)”

The Jadeite Jewel: The Amazingness Continues

Andrelton Simmons standing on a baseball field with a glove on his hand is a web gem waiting to happen, and this winter Braves Journal is going to determine which of his gems is the best of his best—his Jadeite. To see the previous posts in the series, click here. Round 2: The Video Game … Continue reading “The Jadeite Jewel: The Amazingness Continues”

The Jadeite Jewel: No Play Impossible

Andrelton Simmons standing on a baseball field with a glove on his hand is a web gem waiting to happen, and this winter Braves Journal is going to determine which of his gems is the best of his best—his Jadeite. To see the previous posts in the series, click here. Round 2: Shortstop…or Left Fielder? … Continue reading “The Jadeite Jewel: No Play Impossible”

A Note on Kelly Johnson

“How do you call among you the little mouse, the mouse that jumps?” “We call that one muad’dib.” “I am Kelly Johnson. It is not right that I give up entirely the name my father gave me. Could I be known among you as Kelly-Muad’Dib?” “You are Kelly-Muad’Dib” Look. All I’m saying is Kelly Johnson’s … Continue reading “A Note on Kelly Johnson”

The Jadeite Jewel: Honorable Mentions

Andrelton Simmons standing on a baseball field with a glove on his hand is a web gem waiting to happen, and this winter Braves Journal is going to determine which of his gems is the best of his best—his Jadeite. Before we launch into the second round in our series, I wanted to take a … Continue reading “The Jadeite Jewel: Honorable Mentions”

The Jadeite Jewel: Switching Things Up

Andrelton Simmons standing on a baseball field with a glove on his hand is a web gem waiting to happen, and this winter Braves Journal is going to determine which of his gems is the best of his best—his Jadeite. For the full rules, check out the introduction. Round 1: Double ‘Em Off vs. Tricked … Continue reading “The Jadeite Jewel: Switching Things Up”

The Jadeite Jewel: Is This Real Life?

Andrelton Simmons standing on a baseball field with a glove on his hand is a web gem waiting to happen, and this winter Braves Journal is going to determine which of his gems is the best of his best—his Jadeite. For the full rules, check out the introduction. Round 1: The Cannon vs. A League … Continue reading “The Jadeite Jewel: Is This Real Life?”

Where Do We Go From Here? Andrelton Simmons (by cliff)

What can we say about Andrelton Simmons? The most important question goes to his offense. But, that will follow. First, his defense. ‘Rissa has given us a wonderful journey through what almost seems like a fictional world. Just as we mere mortals do not understand how Samson killed 1000 Philistines or how Hercules shifted a … Continue reading “Where Do We Go From Here? Andrelton Simmons (by cliff)”