10 for 10’s: The Atlanta Braves 2018 Season

After four straight losing seasons and an offseason wracked by front office turmoil, expectations for the 2018 season were low. But the Braves surprised virtually everyone, easily winning the NL East over the consensus preseason favorites, the Nats. How the heck did that happen? 2017 Offseason Change of the Guard At the end of our … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The Atlanta Braves 2018 Season”

10 for 10’s: The 2017 Atlanta Braves Season

SunTrust Park! The name wouldn’t last long (Hello, Truist), but the Braves had new digs (and I got to be there)! While the Cobb County location didn’t immediately lead to winning ways (3rd place, 72-90), the team was starting to come together to finally turn things around. In today’s 10 for 10’s, it’s the 2017 … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2017 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 for 10’s – 2016 Atlanta Braves Choked on a Chicken Bone

The 2016 Atlanta Braves were bad y’all. Bad. But let’s recap. At a pivotal point in the rebuild a few trades were made that signaled the seriousness of our efforts to suck in order to not suck. In the previous year the Kimbrel trade brought us, well not a ton, and the Heyward trade brought … Continue reading “10 for 10’s – 2016 Atlanta Braves Choked on a Chicken Bone”

10 for 10’s: The 2015 Atlanta Braves Season

The Skinny On the Atlanta Braves 2015 Season After winning the first 5 games of the year and having a 42-42 record just before the break, the Atlanta Braves 2915 season had a lack of talent combined with in-season trades and injuries, dooming the team to a putrid finish and an overall 68-93 record. Along … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2015 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 For 10’s: The 2014 Atlanta Braves Season (and new 3 Flags Flying Podcast)

Note from Ryan: Brent and I recorded a pop-up podcast discussing the Josh Donaldson signing and where to go from there. Give it a listen, eh? Coming off a 96-73 2013 season with a core, for the most part, in place for a few more years, the 2014 Atlanta Braves looked to be ready to … Continue reading “10 For 10’s: The 2014 Atlanta Braves Season (and new 3 Flags Flying Podcast)”

10 For 10’s: The 2013 Atlanta Braves Season

The 2013 Atlanta Braves won 96 games, on the way to their 2nd NL East divisional title of the decade. The Braves ripped off a 10 game winning streak in April to open the season 12 – 1, and added a 14 game winning streak from July 26th to August 9th. The 96 wins were … Continue reading “10 For 10’s: The 2013 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 for 10’s: The 2012 Atlanta Braves Season

The 2011 season ended with such a horrific collapse that the 2012 Atlanta Braves needed to remind the fans that the team was actually good, and they did just that. The Skinny on the 2012 Atlanta Braves Record: 94-68 2nd in NL EastLost to St Louis Cardinals 6-3 in Wildcard game700 runs scored 600 runs … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2012 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 for 10’s: The 2011 Atlanta Braves Season

For 2 decades, Bobby Cox had stood at the top step managing the Atlanta Braves, but that came to a conclusion in 2010 and Fredi Gonzalez, after managing the Marlins from 2007-10, became the 2011 Atlanta Braves manager with what most would consider muted applause. Many at the time loved Bobby Cox, but wanted the … Continue reading “10 for 10’s: The 2011 Atlanta Braves Season”

10 For 10’s: The 2010 Atlanta Braves Season

Welcome to Brave Journal’s 10 for 10’s, where for each season of the past decade we relive the thrill of victory: And the agony of defeat: Today’s episode: the 2010 Atlanta Braves Season The decade of the Aughts saw the last of Atlanta’s amazing run of division titles in 2005, and the franchise spent the … Continue reading “10 For 10’s: The 2010 Atlanta Braves Season”

The On-The-Field and Off-The-Field Life of Otis Nixon

“Nixon goes as far as he can go. He caught the ball! He caught the ball! I can’t believe it! What a catch by Otis Nixon!” ~Skip Caray If you’ve been a Braves fan for long enough, you probably remember that call. It was July 25th, 1992, the Braves had won 12 straight, and they … Continue reading “The On-The-Field and Off-The-Field Life of Otis Nixon”