Tag Archives: Atlanta Braves

Biopic of Hank Aaron

The Hollywood Reporter announces a film on Hank Aaron. It will be made by the director of The Natural. As he approached and surpassed Babe Ruth’s sacrosanct lifetime home-run record, Aaron—who was playing in Atlanta at the time—was subject to … Continue reading

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Had em All the Way

Congratulations to future Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa for guiding the St. Louis Cardinals to his personal third world championship and to the eleventh in the Cardinals storied history. La Russa’s success, coming from far back in the … Continue reading

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Ron Washington, Interesting Manager of the Texas Rangers

Ron Washington has had an interesting career. He and I (Evander) are less than a year apart. There are few African American managers in the history of Major League Baseball, and their successes, for a variety of factors, are spotty. … Continue reading

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Wild Finish to the 2011 Regular Season

The division races were sewn up long ago. Things didn’t seem too exciting. But then all hell broke loose in the American and National League Wild Card races. The Boston Red Sox finish the year 77-1 in games that they … Continue reading

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Unhappy Meals

I (Evander) earlier reported on what may have been the worst call of the season. The San Diego Padres scored a 1-0 win against the Seattle Mariners when home-plate umpire Phil Cuzzi lost count of the count, and batter Cameron … Continue reading

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The Florida Marlins Will Take the National League Wild Card

Mike Stanton: huge upside I conclude my predictions with possibly the most challenging of all: NL Wild Card. It could be the Reds, the Braves, the Cardinals, the Padres, the Giants, or any of the clubs I have forecast as … Continue reading

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Plenty of Brotherly Love Except for the Rest of the National League

The Philadelphia Phillies are in a class by themselves, and in 2011 should win their second World Series in four seasons. I (Evander) start with the starters: Cliff Lee and Cole Hamels are the southpaws. Lee has proved himself one … Continue reading

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