Posts for : 2019

TOT – The Braves’ First Cy Young

Transaction of Today…August 19, 1911 – The Boston Rustlers signed Cy Young as a free agent. The Braves franchise, in addition to going by many names over their long history, has also seen some of the greatest players to ever play baseball play for the team. The original Home Run King, Babe Ruth, was a Brave. As was the guy who passed him many years later for that title, Hank Aaron. Perhaps the greatest second…

Smells Like 2010

In the first game of the 2010 National League Division Series, the Atlanta Braves mustered two hits and lost 1-0 to Tim Lincecum. Getting starts in that first game were leadoff hitter Omar Infante, first baseman Derrek Lee, left fielder Matt Diaz, second baseman Brooks Conrad, and center fielder Rick Ankiel. Of that group, only Infante started more than 55 games during the regular season for the Braves. Gone were Martin Prado (139 starts). Also…

Welcome Back

The grass isn’t always greener after all. About a year ago, I made the decision – with counsel from the former Walk-Off Walk crew – to move from our simple little blog here to a bigger set-up at The Sports Daily. It was a decision that worried me as I liked the freedom to just post fun stuff here and not worry so much about views and so on. At the same time, it was…