Pitcher Gregg Olson reached his first and only All-Star Game in 1990. And so did catcher Greg Olson. They haven’t spoken since. On the 25th anniversary of that game, Bill Littlefield got Greg and Gregg on the phone together to remember the coincidence — and to find out what happens to all those baseball cards that get mailed to the wrong Olson.
Turner Field opened in 1997, but the Atlanta Braves are looking to move. Officials in Cobb County, Georgia, approved a $392-million deal for a new stadium. Some residents have complained that the process was too secretive. Deadspin’s Barry Petchesky joins us to explain.
After voters spurned the entire field a year ago, three former players were elected to the Hall of Fame this time around. Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and Frank Thomas each received the necessary 75 percent of the vote. But ESPN’s Tim Kurkjian says it’s time for a new system.
Moving into the final two weeks of the season, the Atlanta Braves are among the top teams in baseball. But the year hasn’t gone according to plan: many of their key players have been hurt or under-performed. With so much going wrong, reporter Phil Graitcer looks into what went right.
It was a record-setting day at Coors Field on Tuesday as the Rockies took on the Braves under the chilliest conditions ever recorded in Major League Baseball. But did the weather give Colorado a home-field advantage? The Denver Post’s Patrick Saunders talks with Bill Littlefield.
For 29 seasons, Bobby Cox screamed, spit and stamped his way to winning seasons for the Atlanta Braves. Cox retired after the end of this season, and the Braves have named Fredi Gonzalez as his successor. Only A Game’s Phillip Graitcer reports on the challenge of replacing a legend.
After 29 years, 5 pennants and 161 ejections, Bobby Cox is outta here. This week, we look back on the Atlanta Braves manager’s long career, which ended with his team’s loss Monday. Plus, an update on the MLB playoffs with Tim Kurkjian and a report on Mo Vaughn’s “afterlife” making run-down houses livable again.