Today the AJC’s Mark Bradley takes us inside the Turner Field clubhouse, so we can see what Bobby Cox’s semi-secret office looks like. Bradley says Cox “heads to the Batcave 3 1/2 hours before gametime, and he watches TV (two flatscreens) and checks the weather (three computer screens) and smokes a cigar and entertains visitors.” […]

Every once in a while, a columnist writes something so silly and pointless that even newspaper website commenters recognize it as a waste of pixels. Such was the case when AJC’s Terence Moore decided to delve into the issue of who should get credit for drafting Chipper Jones. Moore, it seems, got a call from […]

The Braves are not good. Maybe you noticed. Atlanta pitchers gave up 26 hits in an 18-3 loss to the Cardinals last night. It was the Braves’ sixth consecutive loss and 11th in 12 games. They are now 16 games back in the NL East. So, it’s safe to say Braves fans are looking ahead […]

Creative Loafing is reporting that Furman Bisher is one of 75 AJC journalists who have accepted a buyout. You may remember Bisher for his work as the president of the Tom Glavine Fan Club, or you may remember the time he objected to MLB playing games in Japan, because of, you know, World War II […]

The site was down today. We couldn’t publish a thing. And so, AJC columnist Mark Bradley was granted a brief reprieve. But now we’re back in business, and now Bradley’s gonna get it. And I’m gonna give it to him. In his column today , Bradley says the Braves won’t win unless Frenchy and Teixeira […]

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December 5, 2011

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