If you’ve got some free time today at 2:30 PM EST, you might want to tune into 680 The Fan (93.7 FM), Atlanta’s Sports Station, for this week’s Atlanta Braves’ Clubhouse report. According to the official Braves’ Twitter account, we’ll have a chance to hear some thoughts from legendary Braves’ broadcaster, Pete “The Professor” van Wieren, and Braves’ right fielder, Justin Upton!
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 8, 2014
A 2004 inductee into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame, The Professor needs no introduction to Braves’ fans, and may have some thoughts on today’s reveal of the 2014 Hall Of Fame class. Pete called Atlanta Braves’ games on either radio or television for 32 years from 1976 to 2008. Over that span, he teamed with other greats such as Ernie Johnson, Don Sutton, and Skip Caray, and became affectionately known as The Professor because of how well he researched and prepared for his broadcasts.
Justin Upton, potentially a future member of such a class himself, may offer thoughts as well. They both may also share some of their thoughts on the upcoming 2014 season, and what they expect from the way the Braves are shaping up.
As all Braves’ fans know, Justin Upton came from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Atlanta Braves on January 20, 2013, along with Chris Johnson, in exchange for Martin Prado, Randall Delgado, pitching prospect Zeke Spruill, infield prospect Nick Ahmed, and minor league 1B Brandon Drury. Atlanta fans were thrilled to see the Braves get Upton, and of course we now know that Chris Johnson’s inclusion in that trade turned out to be a huge payoff, and a pleasant surprise!
Tune in today at 2:30 PM EST on 680 The Fan, and give a listen! If you cannot, then you can always give a listen to the report later from their archives page. Go Braves!