The Atlanta Braves were known throughout their 14-year division championship run as going about their business on the field with a tight-lipped, button-down, corporate approach. Rarely did Braves players show emotion, particularly by leaders of the team.
John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, Chipper Jones, Fred McGriff… those players went about their business like robots, efficient in their play, but lacking fire and enthusiasm. They may have been excited when their huge paychecks arrived, but rarely did they demonstrate emotion during games.
When the playoffs came around, rarely did Bobby Cox make bold moves, … Read the rest