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Five potential landing spots (and one wild card) for Mookie Betts

Atlanta Braves 2020 commitments: $83 million Arbitration estimates: $28.4 million Farm system rank: 4th Contention status: World Series Of all the short- and long-term landing spots for Betts, the Braves have to be considered high on the list. Blessed with one of baseball's best young nucleuses that features 21-year-old MVP candidate Ronald Acuña Jr. and 22-year-old NL hits leader Ozzie Albies, they're a team on the rise trying to sell out a new ballpark. Betts fits their mix of vetera...
Tags: News, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, NL, Braves, Betts, Mookie Betts, Ozzie Albies, Ronald Acuna Jr, Freddie Freeman Josh Donaldson

Padres plan to give Ron Washington a second interview

Last week there was a report that the San Diego Padres were doing “due diligence” on former Rangers manager and current Braves third base coach Ron Washington in connection with their managerial opening. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports today that Washington has already had an interview and that, in fact, the Padres are planning to call him back for a second round. Which suggests that GM A.J. Preller, formerly a Rangers assistant GM, is favoring guys he knows from his time in Texas.
Tags: News, Washington, Gm, Rangers, San Diego Padres, Padres, Braves, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Ron Washington, Preller

Here’s what the Braves are projected to earn from their 3 NLDS home games

The Atlanta Braves failed to exorcise their playoff demons, but they are likely to enter the offseason with a consolation prize: more fourth-quarter revenue. Based off last year's earnings report, the Braves earned about $5 million per playoff game. That projects the franchise to make at least $15 million in baseball revenue this quarter after hosting the St. Louis Cardinals three times in the National League Division Series this month.
Tags: News, St Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Braves

Nationals take on the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS tonight

The Game: Washington Nationals vs. St. Louis Cardinals The Time: 8:08 PM Eastern The Ballpark: Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri The Channel: TBS The Starters: Aníbal Sánchez vs. Miles Mikolas The Upshot: The Nationals finally progressed past the Division Series round, beating the heavily favored Dodgers in dramatic fashion in their Game 5 matchup on Wednesday and the Cardinals dispatched with the Braves, trouncing them in resounding fashion in their Game 5. Now each team has to reset and gird ...
Tags: News, Tbs, Washington Nationals, Cardinals, Dodgers, Braves, Anibal Sanchez, Washington Nationals vs St Louis Cardinals, Busch Stadium St Louis Missouri

Analysis: Now what? Dodgers’ NLDS failure leads to blame game and a winter of questions

LOS ANGELES — Now what? Reddened eyes and hunched shoulders filled the Dodgers’ clubhouse last night as the shock of losing to the Washington Nationals began to sink in. The awareness of just how badly the Dodgers had misjudged their destiny this fall might take longer to process. “I’ll let you know when I process it,” infielder Max Muncy said when asked how long it would take to absorb the disappointment. Clayton Kershaw, playing the noble warrior and trying to lay claim to all the blame for hi...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Houston, Oakland, Los Angeles Dodgers, Alexander, Mets, Kelly, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Yu Darvish, Dodgers

What’s the deal with Omaha Beach – and other horse racing questions

Time for the answer man to open his mailbag and see what needs to be addressed. Q: So help me sort this out. Omaha Beach is gone for six months, returns and wins a sprint race, and now suddenly he’s back in the Breeders’ Cup picture again? I heard he was not under consideration for the Classic anymore, and now he is? I’m confused. A: After his impressive victory in last weekend’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship, one in which he ran the 6 furlongs in an insane 1:08.79 over a track that has been p...
Tags: New York, California, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Sprint, Horse racing, Southern California, Wilson, Bisou, Pharoah, Dodgers, Braves, Stronach Group, Omaha Beach

Braves will need time to recover from latest playoff flop

ATLANTA (AP) — One day later, Brian Snitker had shed his uniform but was still wearing the pain of yet another one-and-done postseason exit for the Atlanta Braves. “It’s going to take me a while to kind of get over this whole thing,” the manager said Thursday. Snitker and general manager Alex Anthopoulos had no […]
Tags: News, Sports, Atlanta, Ap, Atlanta Braves, Braves, Alex Anthopoulos, Snitker, Brian Snitker

Braves loss vs. Dodgers loss: which was worse?

The Braves got shellacked in the first inning last night and lost. The Dodgers took a lead late into the game only to see their manager's choices and their relief pitchers woof it, sending them to defeat as well. For my part I sat, as a Braves fan, and watched my team cough up ten runs in the first inning, secure in the dreadful knowledge that the game was already lost.
Tags: News, Baseball, Dodgers, Braves

10-spot: Cards oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park. The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt Atlanta another playoff heartbreak, routing the Braves 13-1 in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday. ''That was crazy,'' said Marcell Ozuna, one of five players who batted twice in the stunning outburst.
Tags: News, Atlanta, St Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, NL, Braves, Marcell Ozuna, SunTrust Park The Cardinals

Braves’ McCann retires at 35 following loss to Cardinals

ATLANTA (AP) — Brian McCann’s Atlanta homecoming didn’t end the way he hoped. McCann is retiring after a 15-year career that included two stints with his Atlanta hometown Braves, making the announcement Wednesday after the 13-1 loss to St. Louis in the decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series. “It’s sad but it’s time,” […]
Tags: News, Atlanta, Ap, Mlb, St Louis, NL, Cardinals, McCann, Braves, Brian McCann

'Stuff happens fast': Braves live out a nightmare as postseason ends with first-inning meltdown

By the time the Braves came to bat in the bottom of the first, they were already facing a 10-0 deficit.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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People want answers after Bay Area TV station uses racist headline to cover Braves NLDS loss

A Bay Area news station likely wants a do-over after using a facepalm-worthy racially insensitive headline in its coverage of the Atlanta Braves being bounced out of the MLB postseason. Particularly given the conversation that's surrounded the Braves recently. A Cardinals pitcher of Native American descent objected to the Braves' infamous tomahawk chop and the team responded Wednesday by toning down its use of the chop.
Tags: News, Mlb, Atlanta Braves, Bay Area, Cardinals, Braves

How can Atlanta sports fans ever get over this debacle?

Of all the sports heartbreaks that the city of Atlanta has suffered in its five-plus decades as a major league town, Wednesday night's decisive NLDS Game 5—where the Braves surrendered 10 runs in the first inning to the Cardinals en route to a 13-1 defeat—has to rank among the most pathetic, most embarrassing, most burn-every-ATL-item-you-own that this beleaguered, beaten-down fanbase has ever suffered. Ten runs! In the first [censored] inning! How does that even happen? The Cardinals playe...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Baseball, Cardinals, Braves

Cardinals blow out Braves in Game 5

The Cardinals drove home 10 runs in the 1st inning and Jack Flaherty fanned eight to punch their ticket to the NLCS.
Tags: News, Cardinals, Braves, Jack Flaherty

Jack Flaherty insists he didn’t hit Ronald Acuña Jr. on purpose

Things got a little bit snippy between the Braves and Cardinals during the NLDS. In Game 1, Ronald Acuña Jr. hit a two-run homer off of Carlos Martínez in the ninth inning, helping close what was a four-run deficit. An exited Acuña who, earlier in the game did not run hard out of the box on what turned into a long single that he thought had home run distance, gesticulated wildly towards his dugout as he rounded the bases.
Tags: News, Baseball, Cardinals, Braves, Carlos Martinez, Acuña, Jack Flaherty, Ronald Acuna Jr

Braves catcher Brian McCann announces retirement after 15-year MLB career

Brian McCann's career comes to an end In 15 years as a major leaguer, McCann racked up a . career line with 1,590 hits and 282 home runs, all while coordinating pitching game plans behind the plate. McCann was a perennial All-Star during his first tenure with the Braves, providing one of the most dangerous bats from the catching position in the league and accruing seven All-Star nods.
Tags: News, Mlb, Atlanta Braves, All Star, McCann, Braves, Brian McCann

10-spot: Cards oust Braves from NLDS with record 1st inning

ATLANTA (AP) — With a stunning outburst their first time up, the St. Louis Cardinals scored 10 runs for the biggest opening inning in postseason history and dealt the Atlanta Braves another playoff heartbreak with a 13-1 rout in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday. Before many fans had reached their […]
Tags: News, Sports, Atlanta, Ap, St Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, NL, Braves

Behind historic first inning, Cardinals advance to NLCS with blowout win vs. Braves in NLDS Game 5

The Cardinals cruised to victory in Game 5 after scoring 10 runs in the first inning, securing their first trip to the NLCS since 2014.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Cardinals, Braves

Brian McCann announces retirement from baseball

Following the Braves' disappointing 13-1 loss to the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS, catcher Brian McCann announced his retirement from baseball, Kelsey Wingert of Fox Sports South reports. McCann, 35, went 3-for-16 during the NLDS. The veteran spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Braves before joining the Yankees for three seasons followed by two in Houston, winning a championship in 2017.
Tags: News, Baseball, Houston, Yankees, Cardinals, McCann, Braves, Brian McCann, FOX Sports South, Kelsey Wingert

Cardinals score 10 runs in first inning of NLDS Game 5 vs. Braves

The Cardinals scored 10 runs in the top of the first in the winner-take-all Game 5, the most first-inning runs in postseason history.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Cardinals, Braves

Why did the Cardinals let ace Jack Flaherty throw 100 pitches in a game decided after the first inning?

The Cardinals didn't need Jack Flaherty to win Game 5 of the NLDS against the Braves. Would they have been better off saving him for the NLCS?
Tags: News, Cardinals, Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Jack Flaherty

Braves’ [stuff] doesn’t work in the playoffs, either

The A's, however, are not the only team whose [stuff] doesn't work in the playoffs. The Twins, who were just swept out of the ALDS by the Yankees, haven't reached the ALCS since 2002. They have failed in their last six appearances in the ALDS — mostly against the Yankees — and lost the AL Wild Card game in 2017 as well (to the Yankees).
Tags: News, Yankees, Twins, New York Yankees, Braves

10-spot: Cardinals score 10 runs in 1st inning vs Braves

The St. Louis Cardinals have scored a record 10 runs in the first inning of the decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. The biggest first inning in MLB playoff history stunned the crowd at SunTrust Park on Wednesday and put the Braves on course to tie a big league record with their 10th straight postseason first-round loss. Atlanta starter Mike Foltynewicz, who pitched seven scoreless innings in Game 2, retired only one hitter.
Tags: News, Atlanta, Mlb, St Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, NL, Cardinals, Braves, SunTrust Park, Mike Foltynewicz

NLDS Game 5: Tomahawks not present at SunTrust Park

In response to a Cardinals player's concerns, the Braves are dialing back the use of the tomahawk chop in the NLDS Game 5.
Tags: News, Cardinals, Braves, SunTrust Park

Braves stop handing out tomahawks amidst backlash over 'Tomahawk Chop'

Though the Braves have dialed back their direct ties to Native American imagery, the Tomahawk logo is still prominent on uniforms.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Braves

Braves remove foam tomahawks from stadium

Last weekend Cardinals rookie reliever Ryan Helsley, who is a member of the Cherokee Nation, gave an interview with Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in which Helsley said that he found the “Tomahawk Chop” cheer performed by Braves fans, and encouraged by the club with music and scoreboard prompts, to be disrespectful. Most people took this to be a bit of non-committal corporate speech, much like the sort the Braves have offered in the past to critics of its use of Native American ico...
Tags: News, Atlanta Braves, Cardinals, Braves, St Louis Post Dispatch, Cherokee Nation, Derrick Goold, Ryan Helsley, Helsley

Braves don’t give out tomahawks after Helsley’s complaint

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves have not distributed their traditional red foam tomahawks to fans before Game 5 of their NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The foam cutouts are used when Braves fans perform their Tomahawk Chop chant in games. The Braves say in a statement the change is “out of […]
Tags: News, Sports, Atlanta, Ap, Mlb, St Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, NL, Braves, Helsley

Braves give Duvall 1st start in Game 5 against Cardinals

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are giving Adam Duvall his first start in the decisive game of the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Braves manager Brian Snitker is starting Duvall instead of Matt Joyce in right field for Wednesday’s Game 5 against right-hander Jack Flaherty. Duvall bats right-handed while Joyce bats […]
Tags: News, Sports, Atlanta, Ap, Mlb, Atlanta Braves, NL, Cardinals, Braves, Joyce, DUVALL, Adam Duvall, Matt Joyce, Brian Snitker, St Louis Cardinals Braves, Jack Flaherty Duvall

Four teams enter, two teams leave: NLDS to conclude tonight

Let's break 'em down: The Game: St. Louis Cardinals @ Atlanta Braves The Ballpark: SunTrust Park, Atlanta, Georgia The Time: 5:02 PM Eastern The Network: TBS The Pitchers: Jack Flaherty vs. Mike Foltynewicz The Upshot: Today's starters matched up in Game 2 and put on a pitching clinic, with Foltynewicz allowing just three hits over seven scoreless innings while Flaherty matched him most of the way before losing, having allowed three runs in seven. As you will no doubt hear many ti...
Tags: News, Tbs, St. Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, Braves, Flaherty, Foltynewicz, Mike Foltynewicz, Jack Flaherty, SunTrust Park Atlanta Georgia

Braves back in Atlanta, where other teams come to celebrate

The Braves are back in the A-T-L for a decisive postseason game. Over the years, Atlanta has been the place where other teams come to celebrate in October. The St. Louis Cardinals hope to continue that trend when they face the Braves in Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday.
Tags: News, Atlanta, St Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, NL, Braves