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BRAVES HAVE A BAD VIBE GOING ON RIGHT NOW – BY BUCK BELUE

May 18, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Braves Country is bummin! The first quarter of the Major League marathon season has been tough to watch in the Deep South. It’s amazing that we’re still in the NL East mix. Soroka lost for the season. D’Arnaud probably not coming back. Ynoa in frustration fractured his…

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This Hawks team is already successful, but… – BY DAN MATHEWS

May 18, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I said before the season and still maintain that just making the playoffs was a massive success for this team. When you have a core group who has in most cases never experienced postseason success, you can’t get too greedy with expectations.  If I were to tell…

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Atlanta Braves Announce Schedule for 2021 Alumni Weekend

Alumni to visit Truist Park This Weekend, May 21-23 ATLANTA (May 17, 2021) – The Atlanta Braves announced today the schedule of events for their annual Alumni Weekend, which welcomes Braves legends to Truist Park for a weekend full of activities. The event will be held this Friday through Sunday, May 21-23, as the Braves…

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BRAVES HAVE A BAD VIBE GOING ON RIGHT NOW – BY BUCK BELUE

May 18, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Braves Country is bummin! The first quarter of the Major League marathon season has been tough to watch in the Deep South. It’s amazing that we’re still in the NL East mix. Soroka lost for the season. D’Arnaud probably not coming back. Ynoa in frustration fractured his…

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This Hawks team is already successful, but… – BY DAN MATHEWS

May 18, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I said before the season and still maintain that just making the playoffs was a massive success for this team. When you have a core group who has in most cases never experienced postseason success, you can’t get too greedy with expectations.  If I were to tell…

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Atlanta Braves Announce Schedule for 2021 Alumni Weekend

Alumni to visit Truist Park This Weekend, May 21-23 ATLANTA (May 17, 2021) – The Atlanta Braves announced today the schedule of events for their annual Alumni Weekend, which welcomes Braves legends to Truist Park for a weekend full of activities. The event will be held this Friday through Sunday, May 21-23, as the Braves…

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Georgia Tech Football to be at 100% Capacity for 2021

Bobby Dodd Stadium and on-campus tailgating to return to full operations for upcoming season May 12, 2021 THE FLATS – Georgia Tech athletics confirmed on Wednesday that it will operate Bobby Dodd Stadium at 100% capacity and full on-campus tailgating will return for the 2021 football season. Georgia Tech joins the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta United…

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If you’re annoyed with anyone, don’t be upset with Tim Tebow – BY DAN MATHEWS

May 12, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Tim Tebow is a competitor and wants to play football. Urban Meyer, general manager Trent Baalke and the Jacksonville Jaguars want to give him that chance.  This should be the end of the story. But, it isn’t.  We can’t take things with nuance or for a specific…

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Thank you AA: Braves show commitment with Shane Greene signing – BY DAN MATHEWS

May 10, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – This Braves bullpen needs help! It’s not for ineffectiveness, but for the impending wall if they continued down their current path.  The bullpen ERA is 4.56 and that has them 11th out of 15 teams in the National League. They’ve thrown over 125 innings of pitches through…

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Falcons Draft: Mixed bag but mostly positive reaction – BY DAN MATHEWS

May 3 2021 – 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – The Falcons pick up nine players over the three days of the NFL Draft. Overall, I like what they did.  I think they had two goals over the three days. One, they wanted to take the best available player who could also help their strength… The…

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Falcons draft weapon Kyle Pitts at #4! – BY BUCK BELUE

April 30, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I’m thrilled with the Falcons first round selection! Bet Matt Ryan is too. Fontenot made the right move. For a minute, I was thinking the best move would be to trade back and accumulate more quality picks in order to rebuild the defense. But obviously, nobody wanted…

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FROM A GUY WHO WASN’T “SERIOUS ENOUGH” TO “TEAM LEADER” – BY KEVIN MCALPIN

April 9, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Over the last 11 years, Braves fans have been spoiled, having a chance to watch the career of Freddie Freeman evolve into the player he is today. While the 2020 season was his most memorable to this point, Freddie has proven to be one of the most…

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680 The Fan – Live Broadcast Home Opener

Join 680 The Fan as we Broadcast LIVE from the Ballys Pavillion in Truist Park Plaza! From 9am to Game Time, you can watch 680 The Fan’s Personalities deliver their expert analysis and hot sports takes IN PERSON! C’mon out and welcome our Braves home!

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Local Favorites Dominate the Augusta Field – BY DERRICK THOMAS

April 5, 2021 – 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – It’s no secret that golf has a rich tradition in Georgia.  Underrated, however, may be the recent excellence of collegiate golf in the Peach State.  Both the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech boast respected golf programs, but many will be surprised to hear that 11…

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This is not what you should expect from the 2021 Braves – BY KEVIN MCALPIN

680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – No, the sky is not falling. No, the season is not over. No, this is not what you should expect from the 2021 Braves. Obviously, the new year didn’t get off to the start that anyone had hoped for, being swept out of Philly and held to just three total…

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Braves High Expectations to Open Season – By BUCK BELUE

March 29, 2021 – BY BUCK BELUE 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – The Braves opening day roster is set and it’s now “Go Time.” This is such an exciting time of the year, with baseball season getting underway. Especially in Braves Country, where our team is gunning for a 4th consecutive N.L. East Division title…

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The Braves Opening Day Roster is All but Set – BY KEVIN MCALPIN

MARCH 28, 2021 – 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As we reach the final couple games of Grapefruit League play, the Braves Opening Day roster is all but set after a flurry of moves over the weekend. Veterans Jason Kipnis and Jake Lamb’s bids for spots came to an end after slow springs, while Pablo…

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Business of Sports: Kyle Waide With Big News from the Atlanta Community Food Bank

MARCH 26, 2021680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Kyle Waide, President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, joins Cellini & Dimino with news about the “Virtual Hunger Walk / Run Fundraiser,” the work ahead as we emerge from the COVID-19 food insecurity situation, and what the goals of the Community Food Bank are going…

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Pickens, Twitter Trolls & March Madness BY MATT EDGAR

March 25, 2021 – 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – All the talk, and rightfully so, is about the huge news out of Athens on Wednesday and the George Pickens season ending injury. Devastating for sure but it can’t be an excuse for the Dawgs. Injuries happen and its only March, leaving Kirby & Todd Monken…

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The Braves name Max Fried as the starter for season opener

March 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – While it was speculated all spring long, on Thursday morning the Braves made it official, announcing that 27 year old southpaw Max Fried would be the man on the mound for the season opener one week from today in Philadelphia. Fried, coming off a season that saw…

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Georgia can get through this George Pickens injury

March 25, 2021 BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Georgia losing wide receiver Georgia Pickens to an ACL injury hurts a lot. I’m not going to sugar coat it.  6 foot 3, 200 pound former five-star prospects aren’t just readily available to teams. But, Georgia does have options.  Pickens did have us all…

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These two Braves pitchers need to stay ready, we’ll need you

March 24, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Stay ready, we’re going to need you. That was the message sent by Brian Snitker and the Front Office to a pair of Braves pitchers on Wednesday morning as the club optioned Kyle Wright and Jacob Webb to the alternate site in Gwinnett…

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One favor to ask of Kirby Smart… Let more people talk!

March 24, 2021 – BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – Kirby Smart should allow for more players to meet with the media. The same with his coaches too.  Before the start of spring practice, Kirby Smart did make a handful of assistant coaches (Dell McGee, Matt Luke and Cortez Hankton) available to the…

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