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Former Atlanta Brave Phil Niekro Helping Baltimore Orioles Minor Leaguers Develop Knuckleball
August 12th, 2013 at 9:23 PM
Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Phil Niekro is still busy at the age of 74. The ageless knuckleballer has found a home with the Baltimore Orioles in helping develop pitchers who utilize the pitch that made his career. Niekro is helping turn Orioles minor leaguers Zach Clark, Zach Staniewicz and Eddie Gamboa into full-time knuckleball...

Former Atlanta Brave Chipper Jones Vows to Quit Twitter, Blames Trolls
August 7th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
In a sad day for the Twitterverse, Atlanta Braves legend Chipper Jones has said he will stop posting on Twitter, partially blaming the trolls.   No more twitter for me. Said I'd do it for one year and the time is up. Too much hate and too many trolls. Much love to...

Police Make Arrest in Burglarly of Atlanta Braves Great Hank Aaron’s Home
August 6th, 2013 at 8:15 AM
Atlanta police have made an arrest in the burglary of Atlanta Braves legend Hank Aaron's home, ajc.com reports. Jewelry and two BMWs were stolen while Aaron and his wife were at the All-Star Game in July. A name hasn't been released for who police arrested on grounds that the investigation is...

Craig Kimbrel, John Smoltz Only Atlanta Braves with Three 30-Save Seasons
July 29th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
With Saturday's save, Craig Kimbrel joined Atlanta Braves legend John Smoltz as the only closers in Braves history with three 30-save seasons. Kimbrel, while recognizing the enormity of that feat, was focused more on his team's performance than his own. "Like I say every Spring Training, I'm not going into a season saying...

Former Atlanta Brave Dale Murphy Calls for Lifetime Ban of Steroid Users
July 23rd, 2013 at 3:42 PM
Retired Atlanta Braves fan favorite Dale Murphy has always been known for being one of the classiest guys in baseball. While still classy, he offered up some unusually harsh words on the heels of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun being suspended the rest of the 2013 season for steroid use,...