Fred Owens

I grew up in Illinois listening to baseball when the leagues only had 8 teams. My dad and mom died Cub fans always believing that next year would be it. I was a Cub fan until I realized I didn't believe Cub ownership wanted to win. I loved the way the Milwaukee Braves played when Red Schoendienst was at 2nd, Joe Adcock at 1st, Eddie Mathews at 3rd and and Hank Aaron in the outfield but I didn't say that out loud. I joined the Air Force in 1968 and spent 28 years there, mostly overseas without baseball. I returned in 1991 I started following the Atlanta Braves on TBS; I've been with them ever since. My oldest son is a Rangers fan while my youngest is a Braves guy like me. I'm an old school guy I guess, I see no need for a designated pinch hitter and would prefer the All Star game to be about the All Star Game. I do think replay is needed on line calls and at the bases since the technology makes such things a snap; not balls and strikes. I also think Bug $elig is a joke, blackouts are a form of censorship and we have too many teams. More on those another day. Go Braves!

The number one manager on the Atlanta Braves Franchise yop-ten list in its first manager, Harry Wright,

Atlanta Braves Franchise Top 10 Managers–#1 Harry Wright

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Atlanta Braves legendary manager Bobby Cox makes his acceptance speech as part during the induction ceremony for the class of 2014

Atlanta Braves Top Franchise Managers– #2 Bobby Cox

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The forerunners of the Atlanta Braves were the 1890 Bostons managed by Frank Selee.

Atlanta Braves Top-Ten Franchise Managers– #3 Frank Selee

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Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker ranks fourth on the list of all-time Braves Franchise managers. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sportsvin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves Top Franchise Managers: #4 – Brian Snitker

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At Spring Training: your 1957 Milwaukee Braves.... 9 years before becoming the Atlanta Braves (Photo by: Kidwiler Collection/Diamond Images/Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves Franchise Top Managers: #5 – Fred Haney

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George Stallings built and managed the first World Series Champions in Atlanta Braves history, the 1914 Boston Braves Photo (Photo by George Rinhart/Corbis via Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves Franchise Top Managers–#6 George Stallings

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Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Warren Spahn led the Boston Braves to the National League Championship in 1948. (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves Franchise best managers: #7 Billy Southworth

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The Atlanta Braves' forerunners were the 1887 Boston Beaneaters. (Photo by Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves Top 10 Managers in History: #8 – John Morrill

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Atlanta Braves manager Joe Torre looks on during a 1984 season game. Torre managed the Braves from 1982-84. (Photo by Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves Top 10 Managers in History:: Number 9 Joe Torre

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The 1969 Atlanta Braves fought their way to a division title. (Photo by Heritage Art/Heritage Images via Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves Top 10 Managers in History: #10 – Lum Harris

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Atlanta Braves predecessor Boston Red Stockings prepare to play the Philadelphia Athletics in 1872 (Photo by Mark Rucker/Transcendental Graphics, Getty Images)

Atlanta Braves History: How the Red Stockings became the Braves

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Nov 9, 2022; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Atlanta Braves general manager Alex Anthopoulos answers questions from the media during the MLB GM Meetings at The Conrad Las Vegas. Mandatory Credit: Lucas Peltier-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves GM Alex Anthopoulos’ views on the offseason so far

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Late Monday the Atlanta Braves acquired catcher Sean Murphy from Oakland.Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves: Breaking down the Sean Murphy trade

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The Atlanta Braves should consider Wil Myers as the right-handed hitting outfielder that need. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves need a righty outfielder: Wil Myers fits

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The Atlanta Braves would do well to add outfielder Michael in left field. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves could solve left field with a little Conforto

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Atlanta Braves chairman Terry McGuirk and general manager Alex Anthopoulos have hard work ahead this winter. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Atlanta Braves don’t consider the CBT a barrier to adding players

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