Coronavirus Halts MLB

Note from Ryan: Normally, we tend to stay away from these types of pieces, “Coronavirus Halts MLB” on Braves Journal, as it’s all over the news and the comments section, so why retread it as a thread? Well, as a person that’s been here for several decades, I think it’s valuable for Braves Journal’s History … Continue reading “Coronavirus Halts MLB”

My All-Time Favorite Minor League Teams: 1981 Richmond Braves

The damndest thing happened in the summer of 1981 — baseball went on strike. No superstation! No internet! What was a fan to do? In response, newly rechristened SuperStation WTBS (formerly WTCG-17 Atlanta) decided to bring their MLB broadcast crew of Skip, Pete and Ernie to AAA to cover the Braves AAA affiliate in Richmond, … Continue reading “My All-Time Favorite Minor League Teams: 1981 Richmond Braves”

MLB Rule Changes: A Universal DH Proposal

Rob Manfred is on a roll with all of his changes to baseball… except are they all good for the game? Don’t even get me started on how much I dislike the “proposed 7-team playoff format”. The 3-batter minimum, being implemented this year, is going to completely change baseball. How many pitchers are going to … Continue reading “MLB Rule Changes: A Universal DH Proposal”

Merry Christmas from Braves Journal!

The next 2 days will be a contest, of sorts! Create your Braves themed Christmas Parody song and we will judge it as a community. The winner will win a Braves Journal tee of his or her choice! The following brilliance is by Rusty S! You better watch outYou better bid highBetter not doubtI’m telling … Continue reading “Merry Christmas from Braves Journal!”

Special Braves Journal Announcement!

Just in time for the holidays, Braves Journal is kicking off 2 cool features that will help our community thrive for the foreseeable future! When I decided to take the reins from Rob, it wasn’t without a long 6 months of thought. What was I pondering over the course of that time? Well, my friends, … Continue reading “Special Braves Journal Announcement!”

Meet Your New Editor: Ryan Cothran

Being a custodian means that you want to leave a place better than you found it. I hope I’ve been a custodian. I think Braves Journal is better than when I found it, anyway. I got the sense that Alex was running on fumes trying to replace Mac Thomason, and that’s why I was very … Continue reading “Meet Your New Editor: Ryan Cothran”

Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Travis d’Arnaud

The Braves continue to strike. Three out of the four free agents that have been signed so far have been by Atlanta. You know about the two relievers, and this time it’s solidifying the catcher position. So Travis d’Arnaud and Flowers will now handle the catching duties. If you didn’t follow d’Arnaud career resurgence in … Continue reading “Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Travis d’Arnaud”

Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Will Smith

I’m going to spare you the Will Smith references from the entertainment world since we’re sure to read and hear about a thousand of them between now and Spring Training. But what I will tell you is that Alex Anthopolous was not going to wait for the free agent markets to take shape. He acted … Continue reading “Get to Know the Newest Atlanta Brave: Will Smith”