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Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson Snubbed for Silver Slugger for Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez
November 7th, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Many considered it a foregone conclusion that Atlanta Braves' third baseman Chris Johnson would take home his first career Silver Slugger Award, but he was snubbed on the National League side of things for Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez. ***VIDEO1*** The logic isn't exactly clear how Alvarez could be considered a...

Atlanta Braves First Base Coach Terry Pendleton, Chris Johnson Have Heated Exchange: Video
September 29th, 2013 at 12:42 PM
In the latest Atlanta Braves skirmish, Terry Pendleton had a heated exchange with Chris Johnson immediately following the Braves' 5-4 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. ***VIDEO1*** Some assumed that the words and push were over Johnson sliding into first, which was admittedly stupid, but reports indicate that Johnson threw his helmet after...

Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson, Justin Upton Prank Phillie Phanatic: Video
September 8th, 2013 at 7:00 AM
The Atlanta Braves have a reputation for having a loose clubhouse, and that spilled onto the field when Chris Johnson and Justin Upton pulled a little prank on the Phillie Phanatic. See video below. ***VIDEO1*** Unfortunately, Johnson was the only of the two with a hit, and he put together two, one...

Chris Johnson Records First Career Walk-Off Single for Atlanta Braves: Video
August 29th, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Chris Johnson gave the Atlanta Braves a 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday over the Cleveland Indians with his first career walk-off hit. Have a look at the video. ***VIDEO1*** Johnson singled off Joe Smith to left field to drive in Jordan Schafer from second. Michael Brantley made a strong...

Chris Johnson Tapes Mouth to Avoid Ejection
August 13th, 2013 at 12:09 PM
After being ejected by Jim Joyce for arguing balls and strikes on Saturday, in the Atlanta Braves' 1-0 loss to the Miami Marlins, Chris Johnson and Fredi Gonzalez were not willing to put themselves in a situation where the NL's leading hitter found himself ejected once again.   ***VIDEO1***   Coming into Saturday's game,...

A Closer Look at Chris Johnson’s Breakout Season with the Atlanta Braves
August 8th, 2013 at 10:00 AM
When the trade that brought Justin Upton and Chris Johnson to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for fan-favorite Martin Prado and multiple prospects was announced, few Braves fans had any idea who Johnson was, or how important he would be to Atlanta's offense in the 2013 season.  After spending his first...

Andrelton Simmons, Chris Johnson Had a Ridiculous July for Atlanta Braves
August 1st, 2013 at 3:47 PM
The Atlanta Braves have been red hot for the past week, but Chris Johnson and Andrelton Simmons really turned it on for the month of July. Simmons may not have the batting average Johnson does, but he's put the ball in play pretty much all the time. He only struck out...

Atlanta Braves Players Believe Ryan Braun Suspension Should Be Longer
July 23rd, 2013 at 8:25 PM
The suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun has left a severely sour taste in baseball fans' mouths. And though most are glad Major League Baseball suspended the steroid user for 65 games, many Atlanta Braves players think he should have gotten a bigger suspension, ajc.com reports. Under the deal Braun...

Atlanta Braves Designate Juan Francisco for Assignment, Promote Alex Wood
May 30th, 2013 at 3:31 PM
The Atlanta Braves bolstered their bullpen Thursday by calling up left-hander Alex Wood from Double-A Mississippi. To make room for Wood, the Braves designated Juan Francisco for assignment, Dave O'Brien tweets. ***PHOTO1*** Francisco hit .241 with five homers and 16 RBIs in 115 at-bats. He also struck out 43 times and hit...

Chris Johnson to Start at Third Base for Atlanta Braves
April 22nd, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Both Chris Johnson and Juan Francisco have been hitting well for the Atlanta Braves, and Fredi Gonzalez was affirmative to Johnson taking over the third base job when Freddie Freeman returns from the disabled list. ***VIDEO1***   "He'll play third," Gonzalez said on braves.com. "The guy is leading the league in hitting." Johnson is...

Juan Francisco, Chris Johnson to Platoon at Third Base for Atlanta Braves
March 22nd, 2013 at 8:44 AM
With both Juan Francisco and Chris Johnson raking during Spring Training, Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has decided what most people expected - that the pair will start the 2013 season as a platoon at third base. "I think both of those guys are playing such great baseball," Gonzalez said on...

Atlanta Braves Encouraged by Juan Francisco’s Progress
December 11th, 2012 at 11:18 PM
The Atlanta Braves still need a left fielder and a lead-off hitter, and it's becoming more evident that general manager Frank Wren may end up filling the spot with internal options. Wren and Fredi Gonzalez spent a few days in the Dominican Republic evaluating several Braves' progress in winter ball,...

Atlanta Braves Honor Chipper Jones with Pre-Game Ceremony
September 28th, 2012 at 9:16 PM
Tonight is Chipper Jones Day at Turner Field, and the Atlanta Braves made sure to give honor where it was due. As has become custom for the Bravos, Jones was honored before their series opener with the New York Mets with a lavish ceremony that include a video tribute, guest speakers...

Chipper Jones Blasts Radio Hosts Over Celebration Criticism
September 26th, 2012 at 8:16 PM
A note to Atlanta area sports radio hosts: Chipper Jones does not like it when you rip on the Atlanta Braves. Jones vented to reporters before Wednesday's game with the Miami Marlins about a local sports talk show criticizing the Braves' champagne and beer celebration after clinching a playoff berth...

This Weekend’s Series the Last for Chipper Jones in New York
September 7th, 2012 at 2:27 PM
As the Atlanta Braves enter this weekend's series with the New York Mets at Citi Field, it's easy to remember how sluggish their offense has been for the past couple of weeks. What will hopefully instead be witnessed is a reappearance of Chipper Jones as the classic Mets killer. Jones has...

Chipper Jones Unhappy with Turner Field Attendance
September 5th, 2012 at 9:08 PM
Chipper Jones made no excuses for the loss the Atlanta Braves incurred last night at the hands of the Colorado Rockies, but he made sure the Atlanta faithful knew he thought they needed to be, well, more faithful. "Come on Atlanta!" Chipper tweeted from his @RealCJ10 account. "The Ted was a morgue...

Chipper Jones Gets Hotel TV Fixed via Twitter
August 10th, 2012 at 8:54 AM
The mere fact that Chipper Jones got a Twitter account got him enough attention, and that has carried over to make him the focus every time he sends out a tweet. That attention Thursday night helped him get some repairs to his hotel room when the Atlanta Braves were attempting...

Chipper Jones Stays Firm on Impending Retirement
August 6th, 2012 at 8:24 AM
Chipper Jones announced during Spring Training that 2012 would be his final year, and he is sticking to his story, even though he is providing not only offensive production but the heart and soul of the Atlanta Braves. He may be 40, but Chipper leads the team with a .320 average,...

Chipper Jones Gives Fredi Gonzalez Nightmares with Twitter Account
July 30th, 2012 at 9:01 PM
Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones kept Fredi Gonzalez up all night on Saturday, and Gonzalez blames it on Chipper's new Twitter account. ***PHOTO1*** After Saturday's game win over the Philadelphia Phillies in which Mike Minor recorded a win off an eight-inning outing, Jones tweeted from @RealCJ10, "'Wow Mikey Minor! Hats off...

Chipper Jones Passes George Brett on All-Time List for RBIs by Third Baseman
July 20th, 2012 at 11:48 PM
George Brett will always be known as one of the greatest pure hitters to every play the game, but Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones passed him for first place on the all-time list for RBIs by a third baseman Friday night against the Washington Nationals. Entering the game tied with...