Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2014 Braves All-Stars!

85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 14, 2014 - Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America)

85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America)

2014 gave us three Braves all-stars, all very talented and the honor was well-deserved. Here are some pictures and things from the game last week, in case you missed the wall-to-wall coverage on practically every sports network except ESPN. ;)

FYI, it was easier for me to lump these by Brave instead of by date while saving links. So that's how we're going to view them.

Craig Kimbrel

Bio of Craig Kimbrel from the 2014 ASG Roster webpage

Bio of Craig Kimbrel from the 2014 ASG Roster webpage

National League All-Star Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 14, 2014 - Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(July 14, 2014 - Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 14, 2014 - Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the American League All-Stars during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(July 14, 2014 - Source: Hannah Foslien/Getty Images North America)

 

 

 

Freddie Freeman

Bio of Freddie Freeman from the 2014 ASG Roster webpage

Bio of Freddie Freeman from the 2014 ASG Roster webpage

 

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates speaks with Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 13, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates speaks with Freddie Freeman of the Atlanta Braves during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(July 13, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves looks on prior to the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 14, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves looks on prior to the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(July 14, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves stretches to make a catch as American League All-Star Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians runs to first base during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 14, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Freddie Freeman #5 of the Atlanta Braves stretches to make a catch as American League All-Star Michael Brantley #23 of the Cleveland Indians runs to first base during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(July 14, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

 

 

 

Julio Teheran

Bio of Julio Teheran from the 2014 ASG Roster webpage

Bio of Julio Teheran from the 2014 ASG Roster webpage

Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds, Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves, and Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins speak during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 13, 2014 - Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America)

Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds, Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves, and Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins speak during the Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(July 13, 2014 - Source: Rob Carr/Getty Images North America)

 

Bonus All-Star: Tim Hudson! Huddy is still a Brave in my heart, and I won't apologize for that.

Bio of Tim Hudson from the 2014 ASG Roster webpage

Bio of Tim Hudson from the 2014 ASG Roster webpage

 

 

National League All-Star Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants with his daughter during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 13, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants with his daughter during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(July 13, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

National League All-Star Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants with his daughter during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (July 13, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

How sweet. National League All-Star Tim Hudson #17 of the San Francisco Giants with his daughter during the Gillette Home Run Derby at Target Field on July 14, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
(July 13, 2014 - Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America)

 

The NL didn't win, but it was nice to see some Fave Braves get plenty of attention. Now it's time to win the division!

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Three new DRIVEN episodes air tonight!

Don't have anything to watch with no baseball tonight? I've set my DVR for these three DRIVEN episodes and I'm especially excited to see the one on Tom Glavine. He was my favorite for many years...until he went to the Mets, and that was the absolute WORST (at the time). Now I understand more about the business of baseball, but I still hate that he went to our biggest rival for more money. (I know a lot of people are mad at BMac for doing something similar, except the Yankees aren't really our current rivals the way they were 15 years ago.)

Anyway! Watch with me!

 

FOX Sports South Debuts Three Special DRIVEN Episodes July 17

Episodes Highlight the Careers of Atlanta Braves legends

Bobby Cox, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux

  

ATLANTA (July 15, 2014) – FOX Sports South, a FOX Sports regional network, will debut three special DRIVEN episodes highlighting the renowned careers of Atlanta Braves legends Bobby CoxTom Glavine and Greg Maddux on Thursday, July 17. Starting at 7 p.m. ET, the premiere of DRIVEN – Greg Maddux: A Hall of Fame Career will kick-off seven straight hours of DRIVEN programming.

Maddux’s illustrious rise to become one of the all-time best pitchers is chronicled in the first one-hour DRIVEN episode. The four-time Cy Young Award winner and 355-game winner discusses growing up on Air Force bases and how he and his brother, former Major League Baseball pitcher Mike Maddux, learned to play the game. FOX Sports follows his career from a quick stint in the Minor Leagues to becoming the youngest player in the Majors in 1986 at 20 years old to capping off his tremendous career in 2008. Nicknamed Mad Dog, Maddux also reflects on the impact of the Atlanta Braves “Big Three,” which included Glavine, John Smoltz and himself.

In DRIVEN – Tom Glavine: A Hall of Fame Career, the athletic lefty, who went on to win 305 games in his 22-year career, discusses growing up as a standout baseball and hockey player and eventually choosing to pitch over competing in the NHL. He looks back at his early struggles on the mound to winning his first Cy Young Award during the Braves 1991 “worst to first” season. Glavine went on to pitch one of the best games of his career in Game 6 of the 1995 World Series to help the Braves clinch their lone championship. Glavine gives insight on his leaving the Braves for the New York Mets before the 2003 season and also explains his role during the 1994 baseball strike.

"This is an exciting year for me and my family and I appreciate the opportunity to share my story with all of Braves Country," said Glavine. “It’s a wonderful honor to be enshrined into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and even more special to do so alongside Bobby and Greg.”

DRIVEN – Bobby Cox: A Hall of Fame Career highlights the dugout general who led the Braves to a major professional sports record of 14 straight division titles. Cox chronicles his path from a star high school athlete to his first managerial job in the New York Yankees minor league system. The former manager also details his first “big break” as the Yankees 1st base coach during their World Series-winning 1977 season, his first stint as a Braves manager from 1978-81 and his years leading the Toronto Blue Jays from 1982-85. Cox opens up about his decision to return to Atlanta during the 1986 season as the team’s General Manager and eventually returning to the dugout in the middle of the 1990 season. DRIVEN relives some of the greatest moments in Cox’s tenure, including the 1991 “worst to first” season and their 1995 World Series victory.

Within each episode, viewers will gain insight in to the careers of the three legends from former teammates Chipper JonesMark LemkeTerry PendletonEddie Perez and Smoltz. Braves president John Schuerholz, former Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone, former broadcaster Pete Van Wieren and current FOX Sports South analyst Joe Simpson also share untold stories on the trio of Braves inductees.

Cox, Glavine and Maddux will be inducted in to the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 27.

 

Thursday, July 17 on FOX Sports South

7:00 p.m. ET        DRIVEN – Greg Maddux: A Hall of Fame Career (debut)

8:00 p.m. ET        DRIVEN – Tom Glavine: A Hall of Fame Career (debut)

9:00 p.m. ET        DRIVEN – Bobby Cox: A Hall of Fame Career (debut)

10:00 p.m. ET     DRIVEN – Craig Kimbrel: The Closer (re-air)

11:00 p.m. ET     DRIVEN – Tom Glavine: A Hall of Fame Career (encore)

12:00 a.m. ET      DRIVEN – Bobby Cox: A Hall of Fame Career (encore)

1:00 a.m. ET        DRIVEN – Greg Maddux: A Hall of Fame Career (encore)

Please visit foxsportssouth.com for additional air dates

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2014 Midpoint Sillies

We're at the "midpoint" of the season (even though we've completed 95 of 162 regular season games for 2014... whatever, it's break time), and I always enjoy seeing what Google says brought y'all here. Here are some things to enjoy until I can get the ASG post together...

People asked Google questions...

what song does craig kimbrell come out too?
♡  Welcome to the Jungle. This is not new.

why did dan uggla hug freeman
♡  Which time? haha

what does david carpenter write on the mound
♡  We don't know.

evan gattis driven. when does it come on?
♡  Basically every Braves rain delay.

is jeff francoeur still married.
♡  Yes!

is jordan schafer gay
♡  Not that I've heard.

i have dish. why can't i watch all the braves games?
♡  Members of my family have this exact complaint.

i don't have cable tv is there anyway i can watch atlanta braves baseball games online
♡  Not legally and live in the Braves market. You can watch live, out of market games with a subscription to MLB.tv. With MLB.tv you can also watch completed games in the archives after the game is over.

 

People looked for more information on...

[player’s name] wife / girlfriend

[player’s wife / girlfriend’s actual name]

[player’s child’s name]

atlanta braves commercials overbro

brian mccann and baby girl
♡  I would also like to see her - I bet she's the cutest!

brian mccann tattoo
♡  I know nothing about this.

craig kimbrel haircut
♡  Which one?

craig kimbrel workout

evan gattis high school
♡  Something like this?

evan gattis hazed

johnny venters big deer

venters ejection
♡  This one? Yes. :D

luis avilan tattoo
♡  Which one?

martin prado baby
♡  WAIT WHAT BABY

shae simmons look alikes
♡  TV has been saying Iceman from Top Gun. I had a different take earlier in the season.

 

People possibly searching for themselves?

fans yelling that the braves suck

[fan’s first and last name, city and state]

jayson werth broke my phone
♡  lol this one was me, because this actually happened.

ashley brent love mom mom dada daddy yes love bobby baby 17

 

Yes.

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freddie freeman hugging chris Johnson

fruggla

eric o flaherty best baseball walk up songs

harry caray awesome

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real women loves baseball, funny smart beautiful women loves braves

ryan doumit weird eyes

 

NO.

[player name] shirtless / naked / nude

chipcarayshirtless

pics of freddie freman'bulge

baseball umpire butts

what channel is fox sports south antenna

are the braves still shown on peachtree tv

 

I have no idea.

a necklace

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beardish means what

turtleneck party

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clint sammons today

what is on craig kimbrel's necklace

jeff francouer and dance
♡  I would like to know more about this, if anyone knows what this is talking about. :D

neoclassical Barbie

pimp 4 a daypics

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Those are most of the oddball ones for the first half of the season. ASG stuff coming up next, and I'm going to the game Friday! Exciting!

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