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Can Bonifacio and Russell give the Atlanta Braves the jolt they need?

The trade with the Cubs brings relief for relievers, and—we hope—a new brand of energy in “Lo Viste”

For both millenials and long-time fans, this Braves season is starting to bring flashbacks. Young fans recall the collapse of 2011 as the long-sufferers fight off visions of the late 1980’s. The team has lost six straight games—falling to three games behind the first-place Nationals. Despair over this slump is mitigated by a trade with the Cubs that could give the team a needed jolt. Read More

How Braves second basemen Tommy La Stella took the path less traveled to the bigs

Despite knocks on his other skills, the unheralded lefty simply hits.


After the recent one-game suspension of Dan Uggla, it seems safe to declare that Tommy La Stella will frequent Fredi Gonzalez’s starting lineup for the rest of 2014 and possibly beyond. The 25-year-old has performed serviceably, hitting .292 in 154 at-bats—a welcome jump in production from the .189 average that other Braves second basemen have collectively hit this season. Read More

The connection between UGA turf and the World Cup

A turfgrass hybrid developed at the University of Georgia will be used on some playing fields.

Team USA is not favored to survive its placement in the “Group of Death” in the World Cup—pitted with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. But, as the global soccer spectacle prepares to, ahem, kick off tomorrow, rest assured that at least one Made in America product will last—the turf on which the matches are played. Read More

A look at Craig Kimbrel's career highlights thus far

Any day now, he'll set the franchise record in saves. Could he someday be baseball's best ever?

In the last three seasons, Craig Kimbrel has redefined the notion of pitching dominance, striking out hitters at rates never seen before. Along the way, he has collected saves with an efficiency similar to that of Braves legend John Smoltz. This past weekend, Kimbrel equaled Smoltzie’s career total of 154 saves, a franchise record. Read More