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Major League Baseball Off Base in Plan to Ban Home Plate Collisions
December 12th, 2013 at 8:07 AM
Major League Baseball's rules committee voted to ban home plate collisions with the catcher by no later than 2015, and they're making a huge mistake. ***VIDEO1*** Cued by collisions such as Buster Posey's a few years ago with Scott Cousins that resulted in Posey breaking a bone in his leg and tearing...

Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig Announces Retirement
September 26th, 2013 at 10:56 PM
Bud Selig, Major League Baseball commissioner and former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, announced today that he will retire as commissioner in January 2015. Selig became the acting commissioner of baseball in 1992, following the departure of Fay Vincent, and became the official commissioner in 1998. His retirement will be effective...

Milwaukee Brewers’ Carlos Gomez Apologizes, Oakland A’s Brett Anderson Attempts to Troll Atlanta Braves
September 26th, 2013 at 1:24 AM
In two entirely different sides of the spectrum, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has apologized via Twitter for his actions that nearly led to an enormous fight with the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday. Oakland A's pitcher Brett Anderson, on the other hand, attempted to troll the Braves and their fans...

Freddie Freeman Ejected After Carlos Gomez Homer, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers Benches Clear
September 25th, 2013 at 8:17 PM
It's already been an eventful night at Turner Field, as both Carlos Gomez and Freddie Freeman have been ejected for their actions following Gomez's solo homer in the first inning of Wednesday's game between the Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. ***VIDEO1*** The antics started when Gomez took a huge swing and missed...

C.B. Bucknor Vs Sam Holbrook: Who Has Hurt the Atlanta Braves More?
September 19th, 2013 at 5:03 PM
It's no secret that there is a serious lack of umpire accountability in Major League Baseball, and this season has only further supported that thought. The Atlanta Braves are one of the teams at the forefront of this school of thought. The question is, which ump has hurt the Atlanta...

Major League Baseball Announces 2013 Postseason Schedules
September 4th, 2013 at 8:20 AM
Schedules for all 2013 postseason games were released by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. The playoffs begin with the National League Wild Card game on Tuesday, October 1. The American League Wild Card game will follow on Wednesday, October 2.  Each National League Division Series will begin on Thursday, October 3 and...

Atlanta Braves Tied for 2nd-Most Strike-Outs in MLB
August 29th, 2013 at 1:08 PM
The Atlanta Braves do not have the most strike-outs in baseball; they're close, however. The Braves currently sit at 1, 127 strikeouts on the year - tied with the Minnesota Twins for 2nd in all of baseball. The Houston Astros currently lead the category with 1,252 strikeouts. Coming into the season, it...

Expanded Instant Replay Coming to Major League Baseball in 2014
August 15th, 2013 at 3:39 PM
After meeting with representatives from all 30 Major League Baseball teams, commissioner Bud Selig announced that expanded instant replay review is coming to the game, Yahoo! Sports reports. The proposed measure will be voted on in November. MLB vice president Joe Torre presented the ideas to the teams on Wednesday; the...

Major League Baseball Owners Meet to Discuss Instant Replay Expansion
August 14th, 2013 at 11:10 AM
Major League Baseball owners will meet later today to discuss whether or not to expand the use of instant replay during games. Baseball began using instant replay in 2008 on disputed boundary home run calls. Baseball purists, always concerned with any major changes to the game, will not be a proponent...

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Cody Ross Could Have Avoided Injury with Basic Hustle: Video
August 12th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
The Arizona Diamondbacks lost Cody Ross for the season with dislocated hip when tripped and landed awkwardly on first base Monday, but that could have been remedied if he was running hard on the play. ***VIDEO1*** Ross hit a hard grounder to third and wasn't exactly hustling down the line when tripped...

Before Criticizing Alex Rodriguez, Ask Yourself, “What Would You Do”
August 9th, 2013 at 12:06 AM
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has announced that he will vigorously appeal the 211 day suspension handed down to him yesterday by Major League Baseball in wake of the Biogenesis scandal. Upon the news of the appeal the baseball world became incensed. Who does this arrogant, cheating athlete think...

Atlanta Braves are Undefeated Since Installing Waffle House at Turner Field
August 8th, 2013 at 5:12 PM
The Atlanta Braves are the hottest team in baseball, riding a 13-game winning streak in their three-game series with the Miami Marlins on Friday. It just happens that their winning streak started July 26, the same day Waffle House made its Turner Field debut. Since that fateful day, the Braves have...

Atlanta Braves Unscathed Among Major League Baseball Steroid Suspensions
August 5th, 2013 at 3:36 PM
The Atlanta Braves, thankfully, don't have any players suspended in the Biogenesis scandal. That's more than can be said for other teams in the National League East or Alex Rodriguez though. Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Antonio Bastardo and New York Mets Cesar Puello and Jordany Valdespin are among the 12 who received...

David Ortiz Embarrasses Boston Red Sox with Ejection, Deserves Suspension: Video
July 28th, 2013 at 8:31 AM
The Boston Red Sox received a black eye in their 7-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards Saturday night when David Ortiz pitched a fit and got ejected. See the idiocy in the video below. ***VIDEO1*** The discomfort in the at-bat started when Ortiz thought umpire Tim Timmons' strike one...

Suspension of Milwaukee Brewers’ Ryan Braun Will Be Good for Major League Baseball in Long Run
July 23rd, 2013 at 8:32 AM
When Major League Baseball suspended Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the remainder of the 2013 season, they sent a very clear message. Steroids will not be tolerated. For now, yes, this doesn't look so good for baseball, simply because the suspension doesn't come from the drug testing program but from...

Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig Sued for $12 Million
July 21st, 2013 at 3:32 PM
It seems that Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder rookie phenom Yasiel Puig is crashing back down to reality in more ways than one. Not only is he in the middle of a slump, but he is now being sued for $12 million by a Cuban man, foxsports.com reports. Puig is being sued...

Atlanta Braves Beat Pittsburgh Pirates in 10 on Andrelton Simmons Walk-off Double
June 5th, 2013 at 9:02 AM
The Atlanta Braves extended their winning streak to four games while riding the suddenly productive bats of Dan Uggla, Jason Heyward and B.J. Upton. But it was Andrelton Simmons who ultimately came through with a walk-off double in the 10-inning, 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Turner Field on...

Minnesota Twins @ Atlanta Braves: Braves Gameday #45
May 21st, 2013 at 5:57 PM
Game #45 May 21st, 2013 Minnesota Twins Atlanta Braves Game Details Time: 7:10 PM EDT Stadium: Turner Field (Atlanta, GA) Broadcast: SportSouth Game Conditions Weather: Partly Cloudy Temperature: 75°F – 82°F Wind: SE 2-4 MPH Lineups: 1 – Jamey Carroll, 2B 2 – Joe Mauer, C 3 – Josh Willingham, LF 4 – Justin Morneau, 1B 5 – Trevor Plouffe, 3B 6 – Ryan Doumit, RF 7 – Aaron...

Major League Baseball’s Umpiring Answer is Accountability, not Replay
October 15th, 2012 at 9:54 PM
It's almost as if the baseball gods want the issue to be addressed, but everyone is addressing the wrong thing. The bad umpiring calls in the playoffs so far, first with Sam Holbrook's infield fly in the outfield that hurt the Atlanta Braves in the National League Wild Card game...

Bud Selig Would Like to End Champagne Celebrations
October 14th, 2012 at 10:43 PM
If the commissioner of Major League Baseball got everything he wanted, Bud Selig would ruin yet another time-tested tradition. This time, he would end clubhouse champagne celebrations. The Los Angeles Times reports that Selig voiced his disapproval as he watched the San Francisco Giants celebrate their National League by dousing each...