Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 4/16


The Washington Post

Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves receive racist hate mail

Editorial Note: In this crazy, messed up world we live in – the great Hank Aaron has to put up with this.  Making comments he should or may shouldn’t of said, Mr. Aaron is now receive hate letters from folks all around.  This USA Today article below goes into detail about what Aaron said and why he’s receiving these letters

Apr 8, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves former player Hank Aaron walks out on the field during a ceremony honoring the 40th anniversary of his record breaking 715th home run before the game against the New York Mets at Turner Field. The Mets won 4-0. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

"A few days ago, Aaron, the senior vice president of the Braves, told USA Today: “Sure, this country has a black president, but when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he’s treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go in the country. The bigger difference is that back then they had hoods. Now they have neckties and starched shirts.”"

Gwinnett Braves

Gwinnett Pounds Norfolk, 15-0

Editorial Note: The Gwinnett Braves took care of business on Tuesday night when they put 15 runs on the board on 21 hits.  Every member of the Braves starting lineup tallied at least one hit.  The Braves now improved to 6-6 and take the trip to Charlotte to play the Knights in the brand new stadium in uptown Charlotte.

"The Gwinnett Braves (6-6) pounded out a season-high 21 hits and cruised to a 15-0 win over the Norfolk Tides (3-9) on Tuesday night at Coolray Field. The lopsided victory completed a two-game series sweep.In a battle of top pitching prospects Cody Martin and Kevin Gausman, it was Martin (W, 1-1) who shined for the G-Braves. The right-hander tossed 5.2 innings of scoreless baseball in his second start of the season. He allowed two hits and struck out a season-high nine batters.Martin didn’t have to do a lot as the G-Braves’ offense poured it on against Gausman and the Norfolk staff. The 15-0 victory proved to be the second largest winning margin in Gwinnett history, falling just a run shy of a team record 16-run margin in a 19-3 win at Charlotte on April 11, 2009."

North Fulton

Birds On a Wire Moms Ministry/Atlanta Braves Golf Tournament

Editorial Note: Ever want to play golf with one of your favorite or former favorite Atlanta Braves player?  Well this could be your shot.  Check out this tournament at the Bear’s Best Golf Club in Georgia for your chance to play with the best.  This is the first ever tournament so be a part of history.

"This is our first annual Golf Tournament. Each foursome will be paired with an existing or retired Braves player. After the tournament there will be a dinner and auction Thursday evening that will benefit the non profit: Birds On A Wire Moms Ministry."

Times:7:00 AM
Where:Bear’s Best Golf Club
5342 Aldeburgh Dr.
Suwannee GA 30024
Additional Info:Website:
Phone: 770-826-2887


Atlanta Braves Tryout Camp

Editorial Note: Do you have one more run in the tank?  Or are you an up-and-comer?  Check this out – the Atlanta Braves are hosting a tryout for ages 15-30!!  Why not strap on the laces and get some cuts in? 

"The Atlanta Braves will have a tryout camp on june 25th in Kennett,mo at indian park starting at 10:00 am and registration at 9:00 am. there will aslo be some college there also looking for players. Legion ball players must have written permission from their coach. This camp is for ages 15-30."