Home Sweet Home: Red Sox Clinch First World Series at Fenway Since 1918. The Red Sox prevailed over the Red Birds to claim the World Championship on the diamond.
The Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers emptied the benches after Carlos Gomez began jawing after hitting a home run off of Paul Maholm in the first inning of their game on Wednesday.
Shayn Roby’s Take: Jason Heyward should add a little more pop in the lineup as he returns to the diamond for the Braves from the disabled list after fracturing his jaw.
Eliot Johnson’s hilarious comparison of his 2 rbi producing triple to a NASCAR race suggests that he may have a career as a color analyst on the stock car circuit after his baseball career is finished.
There’s no doubt the Atlanta Braves need a little comic relief after a rash of injuries have plagued the team all season.
So they brought a new face into the clubhouse in recent weeks, Elliot Johnson, to provide a little extra hilarity, and he hasn’t disappointed. He came from the Kansas City Royals, a team that has stunk for years and probably has a light-hearted clubhouse as a result. With the Braves being more than a dozen games up in the division and the team having a need for a speedy utility player, Johnson seemed like the perfect fit.
And that was before we knew about his funny side.
In Tuesday night’s victory over the Cleveland Indians, Johnson had a pretty little triple in the second inning, scoring what would be the game’s only two runs. Naturally, Braves reporter Tom Hart asked Johnson about that play, and his answer is…
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The Atlanta Braves won their 75th game with a walk-off homerun by Justin Upton in the bottom of the tenth inning at Turner Field. The win left the Braves with a winning percentage of 0.615, which is the best in Major League Baseball.
Kris Medlen produced his finest start of the season and provided Justin Upton the opportunity to deliver the decisive two-out eighth-inning single that enabled the Braves to extend their dominance of the Nationals with Wednesday night’s sweep-clinching 6-3 win at Nationals Park.
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Minor League Team Faked Rejected Marriage Proposal. A baseball fan is embarrassed after publicly proposing to his girlfriend during a New Britain Rock Cats minor league game in Connecticut last week. David asks his girlfriend Jessica to marry him on one knee. The announcer incongruously announces that Jessica ‘looks excited’ before she says ‘David, I’m sorry, I can’t’ and runs out of the stadium. The Double-A Rock Cats, an affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, issued a statement Wednesday acknowledging the club staged the event with two employees standing in for the unhappy couple.
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The Atlanta Braves beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 as Julio Teheran hurled six solid frames, allowing just one run on four hits while striking out four Nationals to earn his ninth win. Evan Gattis knocked in the go-ahead run with a single to right, giving the Braves a 2-1 lead over the Nationals in the fifth inning, and that turned out to be the final score: Braves 2 Nationals 1.
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The Undoing of Alex Rodriguez. A-rod a.k.a. Alex ROIDriguez had his first at-bat of the season on Monday night. There is a distinct possibility that the last game of his career may be on Thursday night.
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Braves: Chopping Right Along With Tenth Win in a Row. Rookie pitcher Alex Wood shines after Chris Johnson first inning single gave the Tomahawkin’ Braves another sweep.
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