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Let’s Make a Move

The 2018 Atlanta Braves are good. That’s just the reality right now. Whether it continues that way or not is a separate discussion. You can make the argument either way, but what’s undisputed is they’re 17-11 and half a game back. What’s also undisputed is this is clearly the most talented team the Braves have fielded in the last 4 years. It makes sense that they’re good. But as we all know, good isn’t perfect…

The State Of Snit

The State Of Snit

Hello Sports fans, Welcome to the therapeutic space of pulling one’s hair out and cussing at the television for Braves fans everywhere! No, seriously, this space will be dedicated to managerial (GM included) analysis. And I hope you’ll find it interesting while also providing that needed release to deal with the stress of Braves baseball. First, let’s talk a bit about myself in the baseball ideology scale. I consider myself an analytical old-school baseball guy.…

Acuña Jr. Has Friends On the Way

Acuña Jr. Has Friends On the Way

April 25 was huge. But April 26 turned out to be even bigger. It was like a mixtape from Barney Stinson. Rather than rise-and-fall, it was all rise, baby. Just to be clear, that’s two How I Met Your Mother references in one week. You just don’t get that at Talking Chop or Tomahawk Take. Ronald Acuña Jr.‘s debut on Wednesday night was a success. Oh, sure, some negative Nancys talked about how he struck…

So, It’s AcuñaTime

So, It’s AcuñaTime

April 25, 2018, could be a big day in Braves franchise history. Sure, it’s just a game against the Reds, who have taken the first two games of a series against Atlanta. But the bigger picture is quite simple. Today is the first day of Ronald Acuña Jr.‘s career. Yes, ladies and gents, this is legit. It has even been confirmed by all of the Atlanta Braves’ beat writers. Acuña Jr. will join the team…

Relief Pitching Needs Help From Young Talent

Relief Pitching Needs Help From Young Talent

At the beginning of the season, I wrote an article focusing on some keys to pitching for the Braves. Those keys included a reliable closer and veteran pitching to help out the young guys. Now that we are about a month in, what does Braves pitching look like? Well they have a reliable closer that pitches in the 8th inning rather than the 9th and they have two veterans, one has been a killer starter…

Good Problems Coming for Braves Roster

Good Problems Coming for Braves Roster

Our beloved Braves roster is about to get to the point that most wanted out the gate and that is a solid 25-man, 1-25. If you looked at the first 20 games of this season and had positive thoughts on how those 20 could go, I truly admire you. Many stated prior to the season that this first month of baseball would make or break the Braves and at 12 wins 8 losses, this team…

WOW Book of the Month: Ballplayer (3/4)

WOW Book of the Month: Ballplayer (3/4)

We’re half-way finished with “Ballplayer” by Chipper Jones. Up to this point, we have followed Chipper from his childhood in Florida to becoming a top prep baseball player. We then followed him through the draft and the minor leagues. Finally, we lived through the heartache of a blown-out knee, rehab, and finally, the breakthrough of back-to-back World Series visits in 1995 and 1996. If you’d like to purchase “Ballplayer,” the hardcover is on sale at…