Posts by: Tommy Poe

Tommy Poe has been writing about the Atlanta Braves since he was a teenager. He has also contributed to OutfieldFlyRule.com and ran the Atlanta Braves page for About.com. He lives in Virginia with his two daughters, two dogs, two cats, and six rabbits.

Website: http://walkoffwalk.net

Braves Add Billy Hamilton

You can do a lot worse if trying to replace (some of) Ender Inciarte than Billy Hamilton. On Monday evening, the Atlanta Braves announced that they claimed Hamilton off waivers from the Kansas City Royals. It’s a short end to Hamilton’s run in KC after signing with the Royals last offseason for $5.25M. Prior to that, he was non-tendered by the Reds. While Hamilton never became the guy the Reds dreamed of, he could be…

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…

Just a reminder

Hey guys. As I mentioned before, we are migrating the blog. I’ve kind of given up trying to dual-post between both blogs just to streamline things. Soon, I will automatically divert traffic to the new blog, but until I do, please visit http://thesportsdaily.com/category/walk-off-walk/ for all of your WOW content. Thanks!

Braves Try to Follow the Yankees Blueprint from Last Fall

(This was cross-posted at The Sports Daily. Click here for our direct Walk-Off Walk page. Soon, when you head to WOW.net, you will automatically be moved over to that page. Also, check out some of the content we have posted over there.) The idea that a team can come from the brink of elimination after dropping the first two games in a best-of-five series seems daunting, but it has happened more than you might think.…

Walk-Off Walk Awards

The end of the 2018 Atlanta Braves season is upon us. There’s still much to figure out as far as who the Braves will face in the NLDS, but a season that almost no one predicted will come to a close with the Atlanta Braves as NL East Champions. Recently, I went over the path to that surprising run. Today, I asked the other members of the Walk-Off Walk family to help me with this…