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“OLD SCHOOL” VS. “NEW SCHOOL” BASEBALL – BY CARLOS MEDINA

“OLD SCHOOL” VS. “NEW SCHOOL” BASEBALL – BY CARLOS MEDINA

April 12, 2021 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – One of the takeaways from the 2020 Atlanta Braves season was that the Braves, for one season, joined the modern analytics baseball lineup. With the rule changes of 2020 including the universal DH, the Braves altered their lineup to get their best hitters the most at bats…read more »

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

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…read more »

Turns out we needed the NBA All-Star Game

Turns out we needed the NBA All-Star Game

March 8, 2021 BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I don’t know about you, but I enjoyed last night’s NBA All-Star Game.  Was it the most polished game of basketball? No. It never is.  But I think more importantly, it showed us that normalcy in sports and life are even closer. Sure, we…read more »

Freddie Freeman back in North Port for Spring Training

Freddie Freeman back in North Port for Spring Training

March 2, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN ATLANTA – After an eventful offseason (to say the least), Freddie Freeman joined his teammates in North Port yesterday, spending the last two mornings getting back into the swing of things. Tuesday morning, Freeman met with the media at length to discuss his expanded family,…read more »

Hawks: Lloyd Pierce gets a pass…For now

Hawks: Lloyd Pierce gets a pass…For now

Feb. 26, 2021 – BY DAN MATHEWS 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I’ll give Lloyd Pierce a pass… For now A lot of us had hoped that the Hawks would be better than 13-18 at this point of the season.  The calls for the organization to move on from Lloyd Pierce as head coach and…read more »

Questions remain when rounding out the Braves’ roster

Questions remain when rounding out the Braves’ roster

Feb. 25, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As the Braves inch closer to their first Grapefruit League game of the new year, the team that takes the field on Sunday is likely not a finished product. A few questions still remain when it comes to rounding out the roster. Who…read more »

Shame on Adam Silver!

Shame on Adam Silver!

Feb. 24, 2021 – BY MATT EDGAR 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – I’m not really a Trae Young fan, I admit that, but I’ve got his back on this one! Tuesday night Trae was left off the Eastern Conference reserves and Adam Silver should be ashamed of himself! First, he has the stupid idea of…read more »

Braves Pitchers make progress in the first four days of camp

Braves Pitchers make progress in the first four days of camp

Feb. 22, 2021 – BY KEVIN MCALPIN 680 THE FAN, ATLANTA – As Monday’s workout wrapped up, pitchers have already made quite a bit of progress in the first four days of camp. Brian Snitker says everyone has had a chance to throw a pair of sides, which is the first step in the ramp…read more »

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