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It’s been fun.

25 Apr

In case you weren’t aware, this blog was part of a group project in a social media marketing course at Georgia State University. That class is over now, and so is this blog. Thanks for following along!

Peace & Go Bravos.

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The “Play of the Year”

4 Apr

McCann is quoted to say that the Georgia born Tim Hudson’s performance this Sunday against the Nationals could be the play of the year. Tim Hudson sliding over home plate headfirst.  Just another case of Hudson proving an old dog has new tricks.  He has been known to prove himself on the field time after time.  Hudson only allowed one run and three hits in seven innings.

You can read more by clicking here.

Braves Win on Opening Day ’11

31 Mar

Heyward and McCann (photo from braves.com)

The Bravos beat the Nats 2-0 this afternoon to take an Opening Day “W”. In addition, Jason Heyward is now 2-0 for home-runs on Opening Day leadoff at bats.

Find out more about how the team performed by checking out the full story on the Braves’ official news page!

Prado makes quick and successful adjustment to LF.

29 Mar

Omar Infante and Martin Prado (2008 - Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

With Dan Uggla, former 2B for the Marlins, joining the team, Prado has had to adjust to his new roll in left field. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has been very impressed with the transition.

“[Prado] might be the best left fielder in the National League,” Gonzalez said. “From what we’ve seen in Spring Training, he’s in the top five. … That’s how impressed I was with him picking up left field.”

Not only is Prado doing a great job getting to and catching the ball, he’s picking up other OF responsibilities quickly as well. 

“It was the little things, not just catching the ball and throwing the ball,” Gonzalez said. “When you see a ball hit off the wall, he’s backing up the guy where he’s supposed to be. When you see a ball going to right field, he backs up where he’s supposed to be.”

You can read more about this story and other Braves news by check out their official news page.

No. 6 – New Legend in Hall of Fame

23 Mar

On August 12, 2011 Braves fans and players will give thanks and due recognition to Bobby Cox as he is inducted into the Hall of Fame. Still getting into the swing of retirement, the former manager can’t just stay away from the Braves. After 20 years, Cox is still a behind-the-scenes consultant, but he is also relaxing and gearing up for his induction. Read more about his fellow Hall of Famers and the induction on the Braves news site.

Chipper Jones staying on point in the pre-season

21 Mar

Chipper Jones staying on point in the pre-season. This veteran third baseman sits at a .420 batting average after his game with the Astro’s on March 20th. He has hit 13 out of 21 pitches. The Braves played at the Champion Stadium on Sunday against the Astro’s. Find out the final score and big plays from last night’s game: http://ow.ly/4iXaz

Versatile Ed Lucas Could Join Bench.

15 Mar

AP Image 2011

According to an article posted yesterday on the Braves official news page, Ed Lucas is a contender for one of the club’s bench spots.

Lucas played seven professional seasons for the Royals before signing a minor league contract with the Braves. With eight current Royals players/staff being former Braves, Lucas heard great things about the Bravos and looked forward to getting to be a part of the organization.

“Guys usually have a tendency to downplay or trash wherever they came from,” Lucas said. “But every guy that came over there never had anything but good things to say about this organization. So when I had a chance to come over here, I was very excited.”

Lucas is a classic utility player who was quoted stating, “I’ve just done whatever I could do to stay in the lineup… I pride myself on my ability to play everywhere and I’m comfortable everywhere.”

His ability to come in as a backup for SS Alex Gonzalez bodes well for his chances to make the Opening Day lineup.

For more on this story and other Braves news, click here.

Braves Class A Braves manager struck wit

10 Mar

Braves Class A Braves manager struck with a foul ball in the first inning. Luis Salazar became unconscious and rushed to an Orlando Regional hospital. The game was delayed for 14 minutes.

A few hours later Salazar was reported to be concious. He was talking and interacting with friends and close family. You can read more at http://ow.ly/4bTS2

Schafer on fire.

20 Feb

We couldn’t be more excited about the 2011 baseball season getting closer and closer…and we aren’t the only ones. Jordan Schafer is in full swing at spring training in Lake Buena Vista, Florida after recovering from a frustrating two-season wrist injury. Schafer’s weakened couple of years may start him in the minors, but he doesn’t seem nervous. In Braves News, Schafer says he feels good about where he is right now, and he knows things take time. We’ll still support him and we hope he rocks this season all the way to the majors. Read more here about Jordan Schafer’s hot potential.

Chipper getting back in the swing of things.

2 Feb

According to a recent article on the Braves news page, Chipper Jones, who tore his ACL just before the play-offs last season, says that he feels good about his recovery and plans to be ready to go on Opening Day.

Jones, 38, says that this injury is less of a problem than when he incurred the same injury in 1994.  This time called for much less drastic surgical measures.

Jones is looking forward to returning this season after speculation last season of his likely retirement.  After tearing his ACL, Jones was quoted saying, “I don’t want the fans’ final image of me to be one of me hurt on the field.”

For more information about this story and other news on the Atlanta Braves, visit their news page.

Chipper Jones literally knocked the cover off a ball in batting practice on Tuesday. Photo by: David O'Brien