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  • Tony Rehagen

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    Prior to joining Atlanta in August 2011, Rehagen was a staff writer and senior editor at Indianapolis Monthly. He has been a finalist for City and Regional Magazine Association Writer of the Year in each of the past four years. His April 2012 feature “The Last Trawlers” was included in the anthology, Next Wave: America's New Generation of Great Literary Journalists. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a Missouri native.

 

Is it 1974 all over again?

Hank Aaron said racism was alive and well—he was right.

In the media scrum to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run, the undercurrent—the moral—of the story was the blatant racism he faced while chasing down Babe Ruth in 1974. In many of those commemorative stories, Aaron explained that he held on to the epithet-laced letters to remind him that racism still exists. Well more than a few “fans” have gone out of their way to prove Aaron right. Read More

Video of the Day: Philly fan reaction to the Uggla grand slam

Sure, we've taunted Uggla ourselves. But that doesn't reduce our schadenfreude at Phillies' dismay.

Granted, we did our share of taunting Dan Uggla last year. But Phillies fans are the worst. Spend your lunch break replaying this video courtesy of Timothy Burke at Deadspin. Read More

How to tell Sherlock and Star Trek fans apart

221B Con and TrekTrax both take over Atlanta this month.

Conventions aren’t only fun for conventioneers. When fanfests are in town, spotting costumed revelers is a spectator sport. This month, two legendary fictional universes collide as 221B Con (April 4–6) and TrekTrax Atlanta (April 25–27) bring Sherlock Holmes junior gumshoes and Star Trek Trekkers to our streets. Read More

Re: Fredi Gonzalez

All my boss does is complain about the Braves' manager. To shut him up, I proposed a story showing him how lucky he and Atlanta baseball fans actually are.

I’m still relatively new to town, not a Braves fan. But I’ve followed baseball most of my life, and I’ve gotta say that some Braves fans seem to have an inflated sense of their own suffering. You’ve had, what, two losing seasons in the past twenty-three? Fifteen division championships? Five pennants? C’mon! Read More

Mark DeRosa joins MLB Network

The former Brave is bullish on Atlanta’s chances in 2014

This season our own Mark DeRosa joins the likes of Harold Reynolds and Al Leiter behind the desk of MLB Tonight, the MLB Network’s signature nightly highlight and analysis show. Read More