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David Carpenter Ejected Protecting Gerald Laird in Dustup Between Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies: Video
June 12th, 2014 at 9:59 PM
David Carpenter was ejected from the Atlanta Braves' 10-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Thursday after hitting Corey Dickerson with a pitch. ***VIDEO1*** The incident occurred just one pitch after Dickerson caught Gerald Laird under the mask with a long follow through, resulting in Laird's early exit. Carpenter looked surprised to...

Brian McCann Departure Big Loss for Atlanta Braves
November 25th, 2013 at 6:56 PM
Atlanta Braves veteran catcher Brian McCann became the second all-star to leave the team in less than a week, creating an even bigger leadership void in the young Braves clubhouse. McCann agreed to a 5-year, $85 million dollar deal with the New York Yankees on Saturday that carries an option for...

Brian McCann’s Departure to New York Yankees a Good Thing for Atlanta Braves
November 25th, 2013 at 7:42 AM
It's tough to say, but Brian McCann leaving the Atlanta Braves for the New York Yankees is a blessing in disguise. Yes, our catcher for the last nine years to the tune of seven All-Star selections and four Silver Sluggers will now don pinstripes for the "Evil Empire," but it's hard...

Brian McCann Still not Thinking of Potential Future Away from Atlanta Braves
October 8th, 2013 at 10:50 PM
Brian McCann isn't exactly that far removed from what was likely his last game with the Atlanta Braves, but the veteran catcher isn't exactly excited about the thought that 2014 will see him in a different uniform. "It's kind of hard to think about that right now," McCann said on braves.com....

Brian McCann Right for Actions Toward Carlos Gomez
September 26th, 2013 at 8:07 AM
There are certain unwritten rules in baseball about respecting your opponent and not being a showboat. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez broke all of them Wednesday when he stared down Paul Maholm after a homer and talked trash all the way around the bases. That led to Brian McCann confronting him...

Benches Clear Between Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers After Carlos Gomez Homer: Video
September 25th, 2013 at 8:28 PM
It doesn't get more bush league than this. Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was ejected after staring down Atlanta Braves Paul Maholm and jawing with Freddie Freeman after hitting a homer in Wednesday's game at Turner Field. That led to a confrontation with Brian McCann in front of home plate and...

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...

Atlanta Braves’ Evan Gattis Names Dinosaur in Edward Jones Chatting Cage: Video
September 18th, 2013 at 8:26 PM
Atlanta Braves rookie Evan Gattis added to the Legend of El Oso Blanco when he was asked to name a new dinosaur in the Edward Jones Chatting Cage on Wednesday. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis, while mired in a 1-for-20 entering Wednesday, leads rookies with 20 homers and 59 RBIs. Also… Be sure to "like" Braves 101 on Facebook and follow Braves...

Bravely Going All in: the Royal Flush Forming Cards of Fredi Gonzalez and the Atlanta Braves
September 18th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
A high-stakes poker game carries on as we are in the home stretch of the 2013 Major League Baseball season. For the Atlanta Braves, sitting pretty atop the National League Division’s standings in the East couldn’t put them in a better position to dominate the division and have a crack...

Atlanta Braves Right to Option Evan Gattis to Minor Leagues
August 31st, 2013 at 9:11 AM
As unfortunate as the situation is for the popular Atlanta Braves rookie, the team was right to send Evan Gattis down to Triple-A Gwinnett, and he's even excited about it. ***VIDEO1*** Before Gattis' pinch-hit appearance Friday, during which he was intentionally walked, the last time he had played at all was Aug. 23....

Atlanta Braves Option Evan Gattis to Triple-A Gwinnett
August 30th, 2013 at 11:36 PM
In order to get Evan Gattis some at-bats, the Atlanta Braves have optioned El Oso Blanco to Triple-A Gwinnett. ***VIDEO1*** The slumping rookie catcher was hitless in his last 17 at-bats and has hit just .188 with three homers and 15 RBIs in 36 games since June 1. “We forget that he’s a...

Atlanta Braves’ Brian McCann Blasts Long Home Run Off Ubaldo Jimenez: Video
August 30th, 2013 at 8:18 AM
Brian McCann drove in all three Atlanta Braves runs in their 3-1 win to sweep the Cleveland Indians on Thursday with one swing. The results were rather impressive, as can be seen in the video below. ***VIDEO1*** The homer was McCann's 19th this season, which is the final year of his contract....

Atlanta Braves Must Re-Sign Brian McCann for 2014 Season
August 17th, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Atlanta Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann becomes a free agent at the end of the 2013 season and there is no guarantee the Braves are willing to re-sign him. However, the Braves need to make a priority of bringing the Atlanta native McCann back for at least the 2014 campaign. McCann...

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’ Kris Medlen Deflects Billy Butler Groundball: Video
June 26th, 2013 at 4:10 PM
In one of the stranger plays of the season, Atlanta Braves' starting pitcher Kris Medlen deflected a groundball off the bat of Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler on Tuesday. The ball caromed off Medlen's glove to Brian McCann, who threw to Freddie Freeman to complete the putout. ***VIDEO1*** The Braves would...

Evan Gattis Stars in MLB Fan Cave Feature
June 4th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
The legend of Evan Gattis is apparently more impressive than we thought. The Atlanta Braves rookie was recently featured in an MLB Fan Cave video. ***VIDEO1*** Apparently, all of Gattis' odd jobs during his absence from baseball were really just a cover for his real job as a secret agent protecting the world...

Evan Gattis on Past: “All I Could Think About was Killing Myself”
April 30th, 2013 at 8:53 PM
The 26-year-old Evan Gattis is in the middle of a storybook rookie season for the Atlanta Braves, and while the generalities of his story are widely known, he delved into more detail with USA Today on Tuesday. ***VIDEO1*** Bob Nightengale dwells on the few days in 2007 when Gattis hit rock bottom. "I...

Evan Gattis Impresses Atlanta Braves with Glove
April 6th, 2013 at 1:19 PM
The main knock on Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis before he was called up was on his defense. Two games into his Major League career, he's essentially won over the critics of his defense with some solid skills behind the plate. ***VIDEO1*** Gattis' form in blocking pitches is textbook and actually better...

Brian McCann Likely Out for First Half of April
February 12th, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Now that Brian McCann has reported to Spring Training with the Atlanta Braves, it seems he has finally accepted that his offseason shoulder surgery will probably keep him out of the first two weeks of the season. McCann underwent a procedure Oct. 16 that inserted anchors into the posterior portion of McCann's...

Brian McCann Hopes to Play on Opening Day
January 15th, 2013 at 4:40 PM
Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is showing unexpected optimism just three months after major shoulder surgery. Mark Bowman reports that longest-tenured Braves position player is hoping to be ready for Opening Day. Dr. Xavier Duralde operated on McCann's shoulder Oct. 16 to repair a labrum tear that was worse than originally thought....