Jul 13, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson (23) is greeted by first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) after hitting a three-run homer against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

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5 things you should know about Atlanta Braves All-Star Freddie Freeman

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  There are probably many things you may not know about the Atlanta Braves first baseman but USA Today has a list of five that you should get to know.

Freeman grabbed headlines earlier this season when Dan Uggla’s wedding video — with scenes of Freeman cutting up the dance floor — surfaced on the Internet.

“That wasn’t supposed to get out,” he said by phone last week. “I was at Dan Uggla’s wedding, just having fun. Dan Uggla’s wife’s mother was my dancing partner. We had a lot of fun, and unfortunately that got on video and got posted. But it was a great time, a great wedding, and now everybody gets to see me dance.”



NY Daily News

MLB Power Rankings: All-Star breaks Mets’ sudden momentum

Tomahawk Take Editor Notes:  The New York Daily News runs through their first half of the 2014 MLB season with their power rankings.  See where the Braves stack up in their minds.

1. Oakland A’s (59-36, last week No. 1): Big matchup of first-place teams coming out of the break – Baltimore and Manny Machado go to Oakland. It’s the first A’s-O’s meeting since Machado’s suspension for bat-flinging.


2. Los Angeles Angels (57-37, last week No. 3): SoCal is a nice place to go, but you don’t want to visit the Angels, who are an MLB-best 32-15 at home.


3. Detroit Tigers (53-38, last week No. 5): What if Justin Verlander is the old Justin Verlander in the second half? Yikes.


4. Los Angeles Dodgers (54-43, last week No. 4): We considered getting a haircut to hype the All-Star Game, but Yasiel Puig did it first.


5. Milwaukee Brewers (53-43, last week No. 5): We know all about breaking bats over the knee, Carlos Gomez, so here’s a tip: You gotta know you can do it before you try it.


6. Baltimore Orioles (52-42, last week No. 8): And Chris Davis, who hit 53 homers last year, has only 15 so far.


7. Atlanta Braves (52-43, last week No. 7): They’ve scored fewer runs than the Nationals and given up more, yet the teams are tied for first. Huh.


Foul ball lawsuit against Atlanta Braves moves forward


Tomahawk Take Editor Notes: The tough situation that baseball runs into….fans attending games always have the risk of getting hit with either a foul ball or even a bat.  On May 30, 2010 during an at bat by then-Braves outfielder, Melky Cabrera, the little girl was struck in the forehead behind the third-base dugout.

The Georgia Court of Appeals has declined to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the Atlanta Braves by the father of a 6-year-old girl whose skull was shattered by a foul ball.

The appeals court, in a decision issued Friday, also declined to adopt the so-called “Baseball Rule.”

The rule, already in force in other states, says if a stadium operator provides screening behind home plate — the most dangerous place in the stands — and enough seats for spectators who want to sit there, it cannot be held liable for balls and bats that enter the stands and cause injuries.


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