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June 07, 2013

Nobody Do Anything Different…Life is Good for Braves Fans

Nobody move.  Nobody change underwear.  Keep eating whatever you’ve been eating the past two months.  Take the same paths to and from work.  As I write this the Braves are 7.5 games up on the Phillies and 8 games up …

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June 02, 2013

Do the Braves Bench Struggling But Talented Players Too Often?

The Braves lately seem to want to rest players when they struggle over a certain period.  The idea, reportedly, seems to be that struggling hitters can take time off from playing games to work on their swings.  They’ve done it …

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May 25, 2013

Evan Gattis a Star? Still Too Early to Tell

Evan Gattis is a beast.  El Oso Blanco.  Gattis has slugged .587 and has 10 homeruns (coming in to Friday’s game), second on the team to Justin Upton in both categories.  Last season and just before this season started, when …

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May 21, 2013

O’Flaherty Injury Will Not Significantly Impact the Braves’ Chances

The bullpen, led by Craig Kimbrel, Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty, was a major strength for the Braves over the last few seasons.  The only one of that Big Three left standing is Craig Kimbrel.  Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty …

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May 17, 2013

Strikeout Narrative and Debate Continues

Again and again the Braves and their strikeouts become fodder for Twitter and internet debate. Some say it’s a big deal, others say they are no worse than other outs and don’t hinder run scoring. (The evidence seems to be …

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