Saunders: Hey Dad, I'm rooting for your St. Louis Cardinals too

The Denver PostI'm rooting for the St. Louis Cardinals this postseason. Not because of Yadier Molina's magic act and his grit behind the plate. Not because Paul Goldschmidt, the former Diamondbacks first baseman and longtime Rockies nemesis, is such a class act.

October 12th 2019


The Braves convinced me that the 1996 Summer Olympics curse is real

SB NationPeople complain about the length and pace of baseball games all the time. On Wednesday, the Atlanta Braves did the unthinkable and actually lost a game in the first 20-ish minutes when they gave up 10 runs in the top half of the first inning to the St. Louis ...

October 10th 2019


Atlanta Braves Fans Helped Chop And Chant Their Team To Embarrassing Loss Out Of The Playoffs

ForbesA St. Louis Cardinals player is Native American, and he said it was offensive. Atlanta Braves officials suggested they would discourage it. You know, sort of. The national media ripped it . . . again. Despite controversy swirling around SunTrust Park in Atlanta ...

October 10th 2019


'Stuff happens fast': Braves live out a nightmare as postseason ends with first-inning meltdown

USA TODAYATLANTA — Just a few minutes into the biggest start of his career, scenarios were already running through the mind of Atlanta Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz. One run? No big deal. Two? It's not what you'd want, but good teams come back from that all the ...

October 10th 2019


Despite humiliating postseason exit, the Braves are set up really well for the future

CBSSports.comThe Braves' 2019 season ended in, frankly speaking, humiliating fashion with their ritual slaughter at the hands of the Cardinals in Game 5 of the NLDS. But let that not detract from the larger picture. While the Braves haven't hoisted the trophy in almost a ...

October 10th 2019


Braves stop handing out tomahawks amidst backlash over 'Tomahawk Chop'

USA TODAYATLANTA — After receiving criticism from St. Louis Cardinals reliever and Cherokee Nation member Ryan Helsley over their promotion of the so-called “tomahawk chop” chant, the Atlanta Braves did not distribute foam tomahawks on seats before Game 5 of ...

October 10th 2019


Atlanta Braves will reduce use of Tomahawk Chop after Cardinals' pitcher calls it disrespectful

CNNThe Tomahawk Chop is widely used during Braves games as fans move their forearms forward and backward with an open palm in a chopping motion. The Braves often leave a foam tomahawk on the seats for fans during home games. Wednesday, the foam ...

October 10th 2019


Braves Pivot from 'Tomahawk Chop' Chant After a Cardinal's Criticism

The New York TimesATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves took a significant, if limited, step away from their “tomahawk chop” chant on Wednesday ahead of Game 5 in the team's National League division series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley, ...

October 9th 2019


Cardinals' Ryan Helsley calls Braves' use of tomahawk chop 'disrespectful'

ESPNHelsley on Thursday entered the opening game of the Cardinals' National League Division Series with the fans at Atlanta's SunTrust Park swinging foam tomahawks while singing the long-used song, which mimics a Native American chant. The "chop" is used ...

October 5th 2019


As Much As The Atlanta Braves Need Ronald Acuna, They Should Bench Their Superstar For Game 2 Of The NLDS

ForbesRonald Acuna did it again. Just like that, this splendid outfielder and slugger for the Atlanta Braves has become a serial loafer at 21. So here's the bottom line: No way Acuna should play Friday afternoon at SunTrust Park in Atlanta during Game 2 of the ...

October 4th 2019


Atlanta Braves: Bullpen falters in late innings as Braves fall short in Game 1 of NLDS

Tomahawk TakeThe Atlanta Braves looked to change their playoff luck on Monday at SunTrust Park. The Braves haven't won a playoff series since 2001. Game 1 was imperative for Atlanta to win if they had any shot of beating the Cardinals in a best of five series. No offense ...

October 4th 2019


Seen this before? The Braves blow an October game

Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)Let's try not to overreact. Can we do that? It's possible the Atlanta Braves will win this series in four games. It's possible they'll score 10 runs in Friday's Game 2 off the lately unhittable Jack Flaherty and go to conquer not just St. Louis but all postseason comers ...

October 4th 2019