Sep 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) puts his arm around catcher Brian McCann (16) in the dugout during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. The Braves won 12-5. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Morning Chop: Atlanta Braves News 10/1

MLB

Overcoming injuries primary key in beating Braves

The Dodgers couldn’t get through the last week of the regular season without losing two of their four high-paid outfielders. And some people actually want them to trade an outfielder, as if they have too many. Remember, they had 20 disabling injuries prior to the magic turnaround date of June 22, and only five after.

Sep 29, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Gerald Laird (left) hugs right fielder Jason Heyward (22) as relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel (second from right) hugs teammate left fielder Justin Upton (8) after the 12-5 win against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

When the Dodgers were relatively healthy this season, they mowed through the opposition at a record pace. But they struggled early when hurting, then struggled late with another wave of ailments, and there are other serious questions about their health as the rosters must be set.

Nobody is sure if shortstop Hanley Ramirez can stay in one piece, and he’s the most important everyday player. He hasn’t gone all-out all month as he tries to avoid irritating a sciatic nerve condition in his lower back. Yasiel Puig has a bruised left shin. Utility men Jerry Hairston (back) andNick Punto (toe) also missed games the last week.

 

Atlanta Braves

Atlanta Braves to hold postseason rally at Taco Mac Lindbergh this Tuesday, Oct. 1

As the team prepares for the thrill of Choptober, the Atlanta Braves invite all fans to a Postseason Rally at Taco Mac Lindbergh this Tuesday, Oct. 1. A night of festivities will encourage the “10th Man” to continue supporting their Braves on their quest for a World Series crown.

680 The Fan will get the party started beginning at 12:00 p.m. with a live broadcast from Taco Mac of the Buck and Kincade show followed by the Chuck and Chernoff show. From 7:00-9:00 p.m., fans will enjoy a Q&A session with Atlanta Braves alumni Greg McMichael, Jay Howell, Mark Lemke, Leo Mazzone, Brad Clontz and Mark Wohlers, appearances by the Braves Tomahawk Team, team mascot Homer and a viewing party of the National League Wild Card game. Fans will also have the chance to win great prizes including autographed memorabilia and tickets to 2014 Braves games.

Atlanta Braves Postseason Rally
Tuesday, October 1
Noon – 3:00 p.m. Live 680 the Fan broadcast with Buck and Kincade
3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Live 680 the Fan broadcast with Chuck and Chernoff
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Braves rally

Taco Mac Lindbergh
573 Main St NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

 

My Fox Atlanta

Atlanta Braves Wives Foundation hosts girls fitness festival

The Atlanta Braves Wives Foundation taught young girls the importance of physical fitness on Tuesday.
The foundation hosted a “She Can Play” fitness festival at Turner Field.
The clinic encouraged girls ages 8-to-12 to make healthy choices for their minds and bodies.
The Wives Foundation says the most important thing they wanted the young women to learn is to have a positive body image.

The foundation gave the girls a free t-shirt and two tickets to the Braves versus Rockies game.

 

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