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.

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The One Where I Lose My Mind Over Andres Thomas

There are a lot of stats in baseball history that kind of surprise you because of how absurd they are. In 2004, Barry Bonds had 373 at-bats and 232 walks. He reached base at a .609 clip. I mean, what in the world? That shouldn’t happen outside of video games. A six-oh-nine OBP is what I came up with when I kept stats in Baseball Stars on my old NES (God rest her soul). In…

Best Braves Team Tournament: First Round (Part 4)

It’s time to punch the final two tickets into the Elite Eight as we move closer to deciding who the best Braves team ever is. Of course, I kid. There’s no possible way to really know, but man, Out of the Park is a fun game if we want to try to figure it out. In the first three issues of this series, we have seen my rankings hold up pretty well. Remember, I ranked…

Best Braves Team Tournament: First Round (Part 3)

Back at it again here in the Best Braves Team Tournament, brought to you by Out of the Park Baseball 20. No, OOTP 20 is not actually sponsoring this, but it would be cool if they did. Have your people call my people. Also, I need some people. But at a distance. I don’t know where you’ve been. So far, half of the slots in the Elite Eight have already been claimed. The 1957 Milwaukee…

Best Braves Team Tournament: First Round (Part 2)

Yesterday, I started a sixteen-team tournament. Coronavirus thinks it can kill March Madness? Well, kill this! (Please don’t, though.) If you missed it, please give the first piece a read just to catch up on what I’m doing here. The TL/DR version of it is that I ranked what might be the sixteen best Braves teams of all time. With the help of Out of the Park 20, I have set up a tournament to…

Best Braves Team Tournament: First Round (Part 1)

No baseball? Well, allow me the opportunity to do something weird. Using Out of the Park 20, I have set up a sixteen-team tournament of the best Braves teams since 1900. Why would I do this? Again, the no baseball thing. I’ll get into how the tournament has been arranged, but I want to briefly discuss what Out of the Park 20, or OOTP 20, is. It’s a text-based baseball simulator that gives you a…

TOT – The Deal That Sent Eddie Mathews Away

Transaction Of Today…February 25, 1967 – The Atlanta Braves traded a player to be named later, Eddie Mathews and Arnold Umbach to the Houston Astros for Bob Bruce and Dave Nicholson. The Atlanta Braves sent Sandy Alomar (February 25, 1967) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade. Shortly after graduating from high school, the Boston Braves dished out $6,000 to a kid, originally of Texarkana, Texas, who was playing baseball in Santa Barbara. The…

Top 2020 Middle Infield and Outfield Prospects

For the first part covering catchers and corner infielders, click here. In the second of a three-part series, I focus on middle infield prospects along with the outfield – which is far deeper than the two you keep hearing about. Oh, something I forgot to mention last time and it kind of goes into what I wanted the intro for today’s article to be about – my methodology. When I talked about the top corner…