Friends, Atlantans, Braves Journalers, lend me your ears.
I come not to bury the Braves, but to praise them.
The errors the defense commits live in the box scores;
the good is oft overlooked with their ohfers.
So let it … Finish Reading
As Casey Stengel once noted, it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a ball club in possession of a good rotation, must be in want of a catcher.
However little known the feelings or views of such a man may … Finish Reading
Y’all, I went to bed before first pitch. From the thread, I can see that Huascar looked okay at first, then hit a wall, then Newk made it a laugher.
Knowing essentially nothing about the game, I will just … Finish Reading
Angel Hernandez behind home plate, second half Huascar on the mound, and the Braves treated the Nationals’ rookie injury replacement like the second coming of Brandon Duckworth. I refuse to draw any conclusions from this game; I refuse to dignify … Finish Reading
I will write a lot more than this, because engaging in logorrhea over Ronald Acuña’s accomplishments is one of the purest pleasures of the internet, but I could basically just leave this profile at one sentence:
Ronald Acuña finally lived … Finish Reading
I’ve written a whole lot of words about a journeyman outfielder with a sub-.800 OPS who’s about to turn 30 and who has spent a grand total of 66 games in an Atlanta uniform.
But oh, what games they were.… Finish Reading
Luke Jackson —excuse me, that would be World Series-winning setup man Luke Jackson — is a 30-year old right-handed pitcher from Fort Lauderdale. He was selected by the Rangers out of high school with the 45th overall pick in the … Finish Reading
That word means a lot of different things in baseball. It might mean we got a generous or undeserved call from the umpires, like Max’s strike three against Alex Bregman in the fifth. It could mean that the … Finish Reading
We just won our first World Series game since October 21, 1996.
Okay, we’ll get the bad news out of the way first. Charlie Morton took a liner off his ankle, and it turned out to be a broken bone. … Finish Reading
I’m writing this on my phone because I’m traveling; I “watched” by Gameday and phone. This recap will not be the most verbose or detailed I’ve written, nor the most informed or the most accurate or the most good-est. But … Finish Reading