Another day… another professional sports fielder gets popped for drug charges. *sigh*
For many longtime Atlanta Braves fans, Otis Nixon is a familiar name.
Nixon, who was once a stellar outfielder, collecting over 600 stolen bases in 17 seasons from 1983-99, played several teams including the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians and Montreal Expos.
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He has faced several challenges since leaving baseball and is now facing drug charges following a weekend drug arrest in Cherokee County.
Details + mugshot below… Continue Reading…
Another day another professional athlete lands in the slammer!
Meet former Atlanta Braves player Andrew Jones.
Gwinnett County Police arrested the 35 year old all-star in the wee hours of the morning, Tuesday December 25, 2012 in Duluth, Georgia after receiving a call regarding a domestic dispute.
Authorities arrived to Jone’s swanky Sugarloaf home to find him physically fighting his wife of 10 years, Nicole Derick.
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Tis the season to be jolly and your favorite major league baseball team, The Atlanta Braves
, wanna wish you a Merry Christmas.
The ballers probably shouldn’t give up their day jobs too quickly, because they’re singing has a LOT to be desired.
[Sidebar: They can’t sing but they’re still pretty cute… ]
Witness our home team’s attempt at Christmas caroling below… Continue Reading…
Christoper “Ludacris” Bridges was the headlining act today (May 14, 2011) during the Atlanta Braves’ “Civil Rights” Day.
Luda performed a crowd pleasing concert and closed it out by bringing out Jermaine Dupri and civil rights legend, Jesse Jackson during a finale’ performance of “Welcome to Atlanta”.
Check out video of the awesome performance PLUS more photos below: Continue Reading…
Atlanta Braves longtime manager Bobby Cox is looking to finish his 24-year Braves career with a World Series title and the quest begins tonight against the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
At age 69, Cox has one thing working against him, no manager has finished a top-100 career with a World Series title. Cox still has the chance to do that after 29 years and the fourth-most wins in Major League history.
Cox will start 16-game winner Derek Lowe against the Giants ace Tim Lincecum, who has emerged as the most dominant pitcher in the National League the last two years.
“He’s a lot different pitcher right now than he was in the first half of the season,” Cox said of Lowe. “He was good in the first half. He’s even better now.” (source)
Cox will need some major help from catcher Brian McCann, who led the Braves in homeruns, first baseman Derrick Lee and rookie sensation Jason Heyward.
Either way you look at it, Bobby Cox is going out in style.
GOOD LUCK BRAVES!!!
Meet Deunte Heath, age 24. Heath is (or was) a minor league pitcher in the Atlanta Braves organization but he was recently suspended indefinitely after news reports revealed he’d been involved in a prostitution sting near the Braves spring training home in Kissimmee, Fla. Continue Reading…