Indeed Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux, and John Smoltz are together again, but this time they are somewhat looking over Turner Field. The three men so often heard in the same breath, now have their numbers hanging high above left field along side their longtime manager Bobby Cox. Maddux was inducted into the Braves Hall of Fame in 2009, followed by Glavine in 2010, and Cox in 2011. Tonight, however was all about John Smoltz, who on the other hand looked at it in reverse. » Continue reading “Glavine, Maddux, and Smoltz, Together Again”
20 years after the Atlanta Braves made their worst to first run, I was able to get some insight from the guys who lived it. They may not be in quite as good of shape as they once were, but we will just blame that on the August Georgia heat. (That goes for my hair as well. Thank goodness you do not have smellevision!)
Some days it is hard for me to call what I do work, and this ballpark brat had a weekend full of work that would be once in a lifetime play for a lot of people. With the help of Paul Bodi’s photos, it is show and tell time from Braves Alumni Weekend, the 1991 Worst to First Reunion, and #BravesBash!
Hall of Famer Phil Niekro made it very clear that you cannot not throw a knuckle ball pitching a softball underhanded. As the Knuckleballer explained he was not wearing a pink skirt, and therefore had no desire to play softball. Niekro pulled out the big guns for the Legends vs the 1991 Braves Worst to First team using his glove from his 300th win.
Mark Lemke could not believe it had been 20 years since the legendary run began. As he celebrated his birthday with old friends, you would not know that some of them had only seen each a handful of times since.
One big difference from 1991 for Lemke is he is now Leo Mazzone’s co-worker at 680 the Fan. Uncle Leo as he is so often referred to at the station, happy guy, but be around the old team, he was glowing!
David Justice is still David Justice- a rock star. » Continue reading “I Swear I Really Was Working All Weekend!”