Jul 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves left fielder Todd Cunningham (30) and center fielder Jason Heyward (22) celebrate a victory against the Colorado Rockies in the ninth inning at Turner Field. The Braves defeated the Rockies 11-3. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 8/1

Jul 30, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves center fielder Jason Heyward (22) congratulates left fielder Todd Cunningham (30) after his first career hit against the Colorado Rockies in the seventh inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

 

 

Big Lead Sports

Todd Cunningham Had His First Career Hit And Rap Video “Rock Yo Jock”

Todd Cunningham is a 24-year old rookie with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves 2010 second round draft pick out of Jacksonville State was called up on Monday night after Redd Johnson went to the disabled list with tendinitis in his left achilles. During the bottom of the 7th inning of Atlanta’s 11-3 win over Colorado on Tuesday night, Cunningham pinch hit for pitcher Alex Wood. Cunningham singled, earning his first career major league hit.

As he came into the clubhouse after the game, the TVs were playing a Christian-rock-rap video Cunningham created in the 2011-12 off-season called “Rock Yo’ Jock.” In the video, he was wearing a jewel-encrusted athletic supporter. He produced the video as an icebreaker of sorts for his various speeches to church youth groups.

“You hear all the horror stories and you know it’s coming,” he said of the teasing, “but if you own it, it’s not so bad. They (teammates) were expecting a little more embarrassment than they got (after playing the video).”

LOL…this is great….(Editor’s words)

 

 

Fansided

MLB trade deadline 2013

The New York Yankees did not hide their willingness to part with arms like Phil Hughes and did their best to send him to the Atlanta Braves, but according to the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, the two sides simply couldn’t strike a deal.

Per Sherman:

Heard #Braves talked to #Yankees about Hughes, but doesn’t look like will happen

 

Lancaster Online

Atlanta Braves sign Lancaster Barnstormers outfielder Greg Golson

Outfielder Greg Golson signed with the Barnstormers on Saturday and homered in his first at bat on Sunday. He has now been acquired by the Atlanta Braves and assigned to their Class AAA affiliate in Gwinnett County, GA.

Golson, 27, was the first round draft choice of the Philadelphia Phillies in 2004 and has had four short tours of duty in the big leagues with the Phillies, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees.

Earlier this season, he was with the Colorado Rockies Class AAA team in Colorado Springs and hit .245 with five homers and 22 RBI.

Golson has 78 home runs and 204 stolen bases in his pro career.

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