Game 1 of the NLDS started with a bang for the Atlanta Braves but things quickly changed after Medlen struck out the side in the top of the first. The Braves knew it was going to be a tough task to take down Clayton Kershaw, and that ended up being an understatement. After Kershaw toed the rubber in the bottom of the second, with the lead, he never looked back. The Cy Young candidate lived up to all the hype, as he went seven innings, allowing only three hits, … Read the rest
We have seen 162 games and the playoffs are finally here. Giving up the best record in the NL is not the way that Atlanta Braves fans wanted the season to end, but it happened, and I think that means big trouble for the Bravos.
I certainly won’t say that the Braves have no chance against the Dodgers, because that’s simply not true, but I do think that this is the toughest match-up in the National League for any team. The Dodgers’ have great starting pitching that … Read the rest
When the Atlanta Braves started their long run of excellence in the early ’90s, Braves fans just couldn’t get enough. Season ticket sales soared and playoff tickets were at a premium.
I remember the World Series in 1991, when Braves fans felt lucky if they could find a scalped ticket for under $1,000. I’ve never been around a team that had the hysteria surrounding it like the ’91 Braves. Without a doubt, that 1991 World Series was the toughest ticket that the city of Atlanta has ever seen, and probably … Read the rest