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Atlanta Braves Manager Fredi Gonzalez Named Coach for 2014 All-Star Game
June 11th, 2014 at 11:21 PM
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, who will take the helm for the National League in this year's All-Star Game at Target Field, has added Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez to his coaching staff. NL All-Star Manager Mike Matheny named #Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez and Pirates manager Clint Hurdle as coaches...

Fan Runs on Field at All-Star Game, Gets Tackled by Security
July 18th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
There almost always seems to be "that guy" at any major sporting event, and a teenager happened to fit the mold when he ran on the field in the middle of the fifth inning of Tuesday's All-Star Game at Citi Field. Since the TV feed had gone to a commercial,...

Most Major League Baseball Players Say Home Run Record Belongs to Barry Bonds
July 17th, 2013 at 6:38 PM
It's obviously a small sample size, but Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports took a poll of 15 Major League Baseball players at the All-Star Game asking whether Roger Maris or Barry Bonds held the single-season home run record, particularly with the pace Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is on. Of...

Mariano Rivera Wins 2013 All-Star Game MVP: Video
July 17th, 2013 at 3:24 PM
He may play for the New York Yankees, but Mariano Rivera will retire at the end of this season as the game's all-time best closer. Rivera was recognized as such with the All-Star Game MVP award Tuesday night at Citi Field. ***VIDEO1*** Rivera worked a perfect eighth inning in a set up...

Craig Kimbrel Gives up Run in National League All-Star Game Loss to American League
July 17th, 2013 at 8:21 AM
In an All-Star Game that was more about Mariano Rivera than anything, the 2013 Midsummer Classic was a low-scoring affair as the American League won 3-0, their first win since 2009. ***VIDEO1*** Rivera entered in the eighth inning, ensuring a National League rally at Citi Field wouldn't end his chances of getting...

Bryce Harper’s Favorite Home Run So Far was Off Atlanta Braves’ Jonny Venters
July 16th, 2013 at 7:56 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the great things about the All-Star Game, this one being played Tuesday at Citi Field, is that interaction happens between people who normally don't talk to each other. Atlanta Braves' beat reporter Mark Bowman was around when Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper talked about his favorite homer so...

Yoenis Cespedes Wins 2013 Home Run Derby Over Bryce Harper
July 16th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Oakland Athletic's outfielder Yoenis Cespedes blasted 17 home runs in the first round of the 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field on Monday, eventually outlasting Washington Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper for the title. ***VIDEO1*** Cespedes, who isn't even on the American League All-Star team, bested Harper's eight homers in the final round,...

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman Shows Off Under Armour All-Star Spikes
July 15th, 2013 at 6:11 PM
Even though Freddie Freeman won't be able to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Citi Field, the Atlanta Braves first baseman will be sporting some shiny new spikes courtesy of Under Armour. He showed them off on Twitter on Monday.   All star game cleats! @underarmour pic.twitter.com/Rv07W80GPu — Freddie Freeman (@FreddieFreeman5)...

A Quick Look at 2013 Home Run Derby Rules
July 15th, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Anyone with questions about the 2013 Home Run Derby rules is in luck. They're both simple and right here, so you know can what's going on Monday at Citi Field. The National League captain is New York Mets third baseman David Wright. He has picked Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals), Michael Cuddyer...

Chris Davis, Bryce Harper Swing for the Fences in 2013 Home Run Derby
July 15th, 2013 at 8:33 AM
The 2013 Home Run Derby at Citi Field is rife with storylines in both leagues' teams. Here's a brief look at the sluggers featured at this year's All-Star Game festivities that will take place at 8 p.m. on ESPN. National League: David Wright, New York Mets: The captain of the NL squad,...

Brian McCann Replaces Fellow Atlanta Brave Freddie Freeman in 2013 All-Star Game
July 14th, 2013 at 5:08 PM
Freddie Freeman and his jammed thumb paved the way for San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy to select his Atlanta Braves teammate Brian McCann to take his place on the National League All-Star team. The selection is McCann's seventh All-Star Game in his eight years in the Major Leagues. Since missing...

Atlanta Braves Use Vine App, Post Freddie Freeman All-Star Game Thank You Message
July 12th, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Freddie Freeman blew away the competition in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote, capturing 19.7 million votes in order to represent the National League at Citi Field next Tuesday. The Atlanta Braves posted a brief video on the Vine app on Friday, allowing Freeman to express his gratitude. ***VIDEO1*** Freeman beat out...

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman Wins 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote
July 11th, 2013 at 5:41 PM
Thanks to Braves Country, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman will represent the National League at Citi Field in the 2013 All-Star Game after winning the Final Vote over Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig. ***VIDEO1*** Freeman's received 19.7 million votes, a Final Vote record, over Puig's 15 million votes, despite copious media...

Help Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman in All-Star Game Final Vote
July 11th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Today is the day. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT, any uses of the #VoteFreddie hashtag will count for Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote. Here are some things to keep in mind, courtesy of @FakeDanUggla   A few things to mention though. 1) Simply retweeting...

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman in 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote: Video
July 10th, 2013 at 6:01 PM
Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman still leads Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote, but that just means Braves fans need to keep pouring on. ***VIDEO1*** Fans can text "N2" to 89269 or vote at mlb.com. Voting is unlimited.

Media Bias Rampant in All-Star Game Final Vote for Yasiel Puig
July 9th, 2013 at 4:27 PM
The media, particularly ESPN, is at it again, pushing Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig over Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote. Dan Le Betard and Bomani Jones had this golden exchange on ESPN2's Highly Questionable. ***VIDEO1*** Jones is at least correct in that Major League...

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman Still Leading All-Star Game Final Vote
July 9th, 2013 at 10:03 AM
After the second day of voting, Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman still leads Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote.   NL #FinalVote update 1. Freddie Freeman, ATL 2. Yasiel Puig, LA 3. Hunter Pence, SF 4. Ian Desmond, WSH 5. Adrian Gonzalez, LA — MLB (@MLB)...

Hashtags Don’t Work for Freddie Freeman, All-Star Game Final Vote Until Thursday
July 8th, 2013 at 10:44 AM
It's all well and good, but as a reminder, the #VoteFreddie hashtag that Major League Baseball will use to tally votes for Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman in the 2013 All-Star Game Final Vote on Twitter doesn't work until Thursday. Braves' fans efforts are paying off though, as Freeman...

The Case Against Yasiel Puig’s All-Star Game Candidacy
July 8th, 2013 at 8:31 AM
Don't misunderstand. Los Angeles Dodgers' outfielder Yasiel Puig has been spectacular in his first month of Major League Baseball action. The problem is, he hasn't proven himself worthy of the All-Star Game, to be played at Citi Field, particularly over Atlanta Braves' first baseman Freddie Freeman. Puig truly has been incredible for a month....

ESPN Shows Bias for Los Angeles Dodgers Yasiel Puig in All-Star Game Final Vote
July 7th, 2013 at 2:06 PM
With the Atlanta Braves' status as a mid-market team, it's tough enough for their players to get any recognition. Freddie Freeman already has an uphill battle in the All-Star Game Final Vote, but ESPN has officially tossed their hat in the camp of Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig.   On [ESPN] baseball page,...