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Turner Field to Be Demolished After Atlanta Braves Leave
November 13th, 2013 at 8:10 AM
The city of Atlanta won't have an empty ballpark sitting around after the Atlanta Braves depart Turner Field for Cobb County in 2017. Mayor Kasim Reed told the Associated Press that the Ted will be demolished. But instead of turning Turner Field into a parking lot, Reed says the land will...

Atlanta Braves Unveil Plans for New Ballpark; Will Leave Turner Field After 2016
November 11th, 2013 at 1:20 PM
The Atlanta Braves unveiled plans this morning to build a new cutting-edge ballpark that will open in time to start the 2017 season. The Braves have played at Turner Field since 1997 and they have informed Atlanta officials that they will not renew their 20-year lease when it expires at...

Andrelton Simmons Wins NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award
November 9th, 2013 at 2:21 PM
One day after losing the Wilson National League Defensive Player of the Year Award to Arizona's Gerardo Parra, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons added the NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award to a repertoire that already includes his first Gold Glove Award. Rawlings issued Gold Glove Awards last week to the best defensive...

Wilson Snubs Andrelton Simmons as National League Defensive Player of the Year
November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 AM
To the surprise of pretty much everyone, Andrelton Simmons wasn't presented with the Wilson National League Player of the Year, losing out to Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra. ***VIDEO1*** His stat of 41 defensive runs saved is a record since it started being tracked in 2003, but Parra won out based on...

Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson Snubbed for Silver Slugger for Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez
November 7th, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Many considered it a foregone conclusion that Atlanta Braves' third baseman Chris Johnson would take home his first career Silver Slugger Award, but he was snubbed on the National League side of things for Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez. ***VIDEO1*** The logic isn't exactly clear how Alvarez could be considered a...