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Cobb Dawg
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
7865 posts

Your Atlanta Braves
We all have our CFB loyalties, but I’m sure there are lots of Braves fans up in here.

13-3 in June, best in the majors this month.

90 runs in winning 10 of its last 11 — the best run the offense Atlanta has had over 11 games since 2006.

Fun team to watch.


SCLibertarian
South Carolina Fan
Conway, South Carolina
Member since Aug 2013
15422 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
They're playing good ball right now. 3 games up on the Phillies, I'll take it.


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UFMatt
Florida Fan
Gator Nation - Everywhere
Member since Oct 2010
6792 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
I like the Braves, just can't do that Seminole chomp.


Cobb Dawg
Georgia Fan
Member since Sep 2012
7865 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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I like the Braves, just can't do that Seminole chomp.


Can’t say I wouldn’t feel the same if I were you.

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playmakers in space
Georgia Fan
North GA
Member since Sep 2018
240 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
Always feels a little weird in here with Tech, UF, Auburn, and UGA (et al.) fans all pulling for the same club. Like a bizarro version of the hyper-antagonistic/always-trolling tRant.

Go Braves.


Rhino5
Atlanta Braves Fan
Atlanta
Member since Nov 2014
18891 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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Always feels a little weird in here with Tech, UF, Auburn, and UGA (et al.) fans all pulling for the same club. Like a bizarro version of the hyper-antagonistic/always-trolling tRant.

The Braves bring us all together over the summer, up until September when we start talking shite again come football season


ATLabama
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Member since Jan 2013
600 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
The team has been a blast to watch.

If they get a closer (sooner rather than later), they could make a serious run in October.


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auzach91
Atlanta Braves Fan
Smyrna, GA
Member since Jan 2009
29917 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
Get a closer and another reliever or starter and this team could make a nice run. Obviously we’re gonna cool down at some point, but it’s definitly been a fun month.


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elposter
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2010
16243 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
This team could challenge the 2003 Braves for best Braves offense of all time (at least statistically):

Current (2003)

BA: .267 (.284)
OBP: .342 (.349)
SLG: .462 (.475)
OPS: .804 (.824)
HR/Game: 1.52/game (1.45/game)

They probably won't match the 2003 Braves in a lot of stats in large part because of the season Javy Lopez had at catcher that year:

BA: .324
OBP: .378
SLG: .687
OPS: 1.065
OPS+: 169
HR: 43

Others were great too (especially Sheffield) but getting an all-time batting season at the catcher position can really take a good lineup and make it ridiculous.



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7nette
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Nov 2015
4059 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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The Braves bring us all together over the summer, up until September when we start talking shite again come football season


Yeah September/October gets weird around here. I tend to try to keep the shite posting on secrant if I can though.


BamaGradinTn
Alabama Fan
Murfreesboro
Member since Dec 2008
16528 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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We all have our CFB loyalties, but I’m sure there are lots of Braves fans up in here.


I grew up in Birmingham, listening to Milo and Ernie every night. Aaron, Carty, Alou, Milan, Niekro, Cloninger, Jarvis, et al.

Here's something I always found interesting. The Braves and the Falcons both started playing in Atlanta in 1966. Lots of my friends in Birmingham were Braves fans. I didn't know one single person who was a Falcons fan. And there were no other NFL teams in the Southeast...the Saints didn't start play until 1967. Sure, college football has always been king, but Alabamians were still pro football fans...just not the Falcons. I've always found that interesting. The Braves made more of an effort, I think, to market themselves regionally in the Southeast, having "Birmingham night" or "Anniston night" and also with the radio network. I remember seeing the Braves come to Birmingham to play the Southern league All Stars. Never understood why the Falcons didn't adopt a similar marketing plan.


VinegarStrokes
Atlanta Braves Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2015
8189 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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Yeah September/October gets weird around here. I tend to try to keep the shite posting on secrant if I can though.


i think we then just all turn the focus to the Taints. It scratches my shite talk itch.


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DirtyDawg
Georgia Fan
Straight outta Cobbton
Member since Aug 2013
9268 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
I really like compartmentalizing my shite talk on this website. It makes for funny interactions when you're at someone's throat on one board, and then cool with them on another.


VinegarStrokes
Atlanta Braves Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2015
8189 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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I really like compartmentalizing my shite talk on this website. It makes for funny interactions when you're at someone's throat on one board, and then cool with them on another.


i have similar convos with guys like TH03. complete shithead when it comes to NFL but great guy when it comes to baseball



DirtyDawg
Georgia Fan
Straight outta Cobbton
Member since Aug 2013
9268 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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i have similar convos with guys like TH03



He straight up dumped on me one time about the Falcons and UGA, and then in the same post was talking to me about getting hyped for the Braves season.


I was so amazed that I could do nothing but respect him


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ATLabama
Atlanta Falcons Fan
Member since Jan 2013
600 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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Here's something I always found interesting. The Braves and the Falcons both started playing in Atlanta in 1966. Lots of my friends in Birmingham were Braves fans. I didn't know one single person who was a Falcons fan. And there were no other NFL teams in the Southeast...the Saints didn't start play until 1967. Sure, college football has always been king, but Alabamians were still pro football fans...just not the Falcons. I've always found that interesting. The Braves made more of an effort, I think, to market themselves regionally in the Southeast, having "Birmingham night" or "Anniston night" and also with the radio network. I remember seeing the Braves come to Birmingham to play the Southern league All Stars. Never understood why the Falcons didn't adopt a similar marketing plan.



That is something I think the Falcons didn't do as well as the Braves from the 80's going forward when broadcast radio and TV really took that "next step."

Admittedly, back in those days the Braves were owned by Ted Turner and the Falcons were owned by Rankin Smith - the real life version of the Indians owner in Major League. So it's pretty obvious that there was some gap in business judgement.

However, what I have noticed is that Alabamians love to plant their flag as a "college-football" or nothing crowd.

Perhaps it's because the Falcons didn't try to attract them until the Michael Vick years, but unlike Mississippi, which staunchly supports the Saints, the Falcons are only luke-warm followed.

Most of my friends in Alabama do claim the Falcons as their "team," but admittedly don't have near the passion for it that states with no team like Mississippi support the Saints, or Arkansas/Oklahoma with the Cowboys.

Wish it was the case, but can't really fault our friendly neighbors. Haven't really reached out to them like we should (and still could) do. The Jones/Ridley duo is a billboard waiting to happen across I-20 and I-65.


devils1854
Winthrop Fan
Nashville
Member since Aug 2014
4543 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
The Braves had the SuperStation. The NFL doesnt have regional networks, so you could be living in Birmingham or Nashville or Charlotte in the 70s and 80s and only get one game to watch every Sunday, and it probably wasnt the Falcons.


BamaGradinTn
Alabama Fan
Murfreesboro
Member since Dec 2008
16528 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
There's some truth certainly to the fact that TBS and Turner contributed to the Braves regional appeal, but back in the late 60s and early 70s, there was no cable tv. yet the Braves were still much more popular. Alabamians tended to be Packers, Colts, and Cowboy fans.
This post was edited on 6/18 at 8:20 pm


JCdawg
Atlanta Braves Fan
Marietta, GA
Member since Sep 2014
4320 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
I could be completely wrong, but back in those days baseball was extremely popular on the radio, and still is to some degree. Those AM stations traverse hundreds of miles at night.


VinegarStrokes
Atlanta Braves Fan
Georgia
Member since Oct 2015
8189 posts

re: Your Atlanta Braves
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AM stations traverse hundreds of miles at night.


I can't even get 680 the fan clearly in Johns Creek at night.

The Braves utilize a huge network of local stations which I think is either the largest or the second largest (behind the Cardinals) in MLB.


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