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Atlanta Braves Hire Randy Ready as Triple-A Manager
November 12th, 2012 at 9:29 PM
The Atlanta Braves have hired Randy Ready to manage Triple-A Gwinnett, braves.com reports. He replaces Dave Brundage. The 52-year-old Ready played 13 seasons in the Major Leagues before managing for eight seasons in the Detroit Tigers and San Diego Padres organizations. He spent last season as the minor league hitting coordinator...

Major League Baseball Shoots Down Atlanta Braves Protest of Wild Card Game
October 6th, 2012 at 1:51 AM
Major League Baseball has denied the protest under which the Atlanta Braves protested Friday night's National League Wild Card game in their loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, espn.com reports. While trailing 6-3 in the eighth inning with runners at first and second and one out, Andrelton Simmons hit a pop-up...

Fredi Gonzalez Stands by Comments About Jeffrey Loria
September 26th, 2012 at 8:45 AM
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez stood by his already burned bridge with Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria on Tuesday before their playoff berth-clinching win. Loria referred to Gonzalez's tenure in Miami as a "colossal failure" after Gonzalez made comments about how Loria is essentially incorrigible. Loria hired Gonzalez to manage the...

Fredi Gonzalez Puts Kibosh on Pre-game Frisbee
May 5th, 2012 at 10:26 PM
It didn't take a blown out knee like Mariano Rivera's, but Fredi Gonzalez has instituted a ban on Atlanta Braves players throwing a Frisbee before batting practice. ***PHOTO1*** While he is not banning pitchers from shagging fly balls, which is what Rivera was doing when he tore his ACL, Gonzalez sees a...

Police Officer Fired After Death of Jeff Porter’s Wife
January 8th, 2012 at 3:03 PM
Donald Crozier, the now-ex-state trooper who was involved in the traffic accident that claimed the life Atlanta Braves head athletic trainer Jeff Porter's wife, has been fired, the Associated Press reports. Crozier was terminated Friday after he, ''failed to use due regard when traveling through the intersection'' through a red light, according...

Details Emerge in Fatal Car Crash Involving Jeff Porter
January 1st, 2012 at 8:55 PM
The Georgia State Patrol has released few details on the lethal auto accident that took the life of Atlanta Braves head trainer Jeff Porter's wife yesterday, but a witness shared his account with the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Atlanta resident Steve Bouye, who works for the federal prison system in Atlanta, had...

Atlanta Braves Trainer Jeff Porter’s Wife Killed in Car Accident
January 1st, 2012 at 2:28 AM
The wife of Atlanta Braves Head Athletic Trainer Jeff Porter was killed on Saturday morning in a car accident when the family's vehicle collided with a Georgia State Patrol cruiser, as released by braves.com. ***PHOTO1*** "The Braves family is deeply saddened and shocked to learn about the tragic accident today involving the family of Head Athletic Trainer Jeff porter...

Frank Thomas Backs Atlanta Braves’ Hiring of Greg Walker
October 24th, 2011 at 11:13 PM
Legendary Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas is on board with the Atlanta Braves hiring Greg Walker as their new hitting coach. Thomas cited Walker's experience and being a Georgia native among the reasons that it "makes sense" in a video interview with mlb.com. Though Thomas only hit .267 during the three...

Atlanta Braves Hire Greg Walker as Hitting Coach
October 21st, 2011 at 11:51 PM
After giving the boot to former hitting coach Larry Parrish just two days after the disappointing conclusion of the 2011 season, the Atlanta Braves hired former Chicago White Sox hitting coach Greg Walker. The Braves also hired Scott Fletcher as the new advance coach/assistant hitting coach. ***PHOTO1*** Fletcher's new position as advance...

Chipper Jones Favors Jamie Dismuke for Atlanta Braves Hitting Coach Job
October 15th, 2011 at 8:57 PM
In a recent interview with mlb.com, Chipper Jones was very blunt about the fact that he would like to see the Atlanta Braves hire Jamie Dismuke as the team's new hitting coach. ***PHOTO1*** Dismuke has been Triple-A Gwinnett's hitting coach since 2009 and had previously done the same job in the Cincinnati...

Atlanta Braves Have Change of Heart, Fire Larry Parrish
September 30th, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Though Fredi Gonzalez indicated Thursday that no changes would be made to the Atlanta Braves' coaching staff, general manager Frank Wren decided otherwise when he relieved Larry Parrish of his duties. The Braves' now former hitting coach was less than a year into the job, having replaced current first base coach...

Atlanta Braves to Retain Entire Coaching Staff After September Collapse
September 30th, 2011 at 3:46 PM
Terry Francona may be done in Boston, but Atlanta Braves general manager Frank Wren is not about to put anyone on the chopping block. ***PHOTO1*** Although the Braves blew an 8 1/2-game lead in a little over three weeks, Wren confirmed to braves.com that Fredi Gonzalez as well as the rest of...