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Mike Venditti
May 22, 2017 - 11:28 am
Hate and sports hate are supposed to be two different things. Real hate is a raw, strong emotion that should never be taken lightly. Sports hate is supposed to be casual and based on team loyalties...but in the end, out of respect. I hate intolerance. I hate liver and onions. I don't REALLY hate...
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Mike Venditti
May 19, 2017 - 11:54 am
So my plan to do these columns at the beginning of every week didn't happen...so now I am returning it to the end of the week, but probably not permanently...I'm bad at consistency. But, for now, here is this week's end of week notes! Beanballs win again... Yesterday, I wrote a piece asking the...
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Mike Venditti
May 18, 2017 - 2:22 pm
Here we go again with the unwritten rules nonsense. While I do side with the Braves when it comes to the situation in which Jose Bautista used his patented batflip...I'm much more worried about what might happen in Atlanta tonight. This should be over. Bautista even admitted that it was "definitely...
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May 09, 2017 - 9:57 am
Freddie Freeman has been one of the few bright spots for the Atlanta Braves over the last few years...but is he the "new Chipper Jones?" Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com sure thinks so. Read more here: http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/19337792/why-braves-made-freddie-free...
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May 08, 2017 - 1:10 pm
Freddie Freeman continues to thrive, but his 11th home run of the season wasn't enough on Sunday as the Cardinals completed the sweep in Atlanta with a 6-4 victory. The Braves now sit at 11-18 on the season and are in last place in the National League East. Up next, the Braves head to Houston to...
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May 05, 2017 - 11:27 am
You read that right. Former Vanderbilt, Broncos and Bears QB Jay Cutler is stepping into the broadcasting world with Fox. Can't you see it now, "Smokin' Jay's Smokin' Takes" NEXT on Fox! Read more here: http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/19315262/jay-cutler-former-chicago-be...
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Mike Venditti
May 04, 2017 - 12:05 pm
The Orioles and Red Sox saga continues tonight at Fenway Park, but I've had enough of it all. Whether it's the bean balls, the attempted bean balls or the asinine one-sided recollection of both fan bases. I'm beyond ready for it all to end....but it probably won't. It won't because of the...
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May 04, 2017 - 9:14 am
The Carolina Panthers definitely added weapons for Cam Newton in last week's NFL Draft. So how good is that Pathers' second round pick? Well, all one analyst can say is "oh my gosh." Read more here: http://www.espn.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/25484/curtis-samuel...
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May 04, 2017 - 9:04 am
LeBron James is a bad man. DeMar DeRozan is too, but he still tipped his cap to the King in his post-game comments after the Cavs took Game 2 from the Raptors. See the video here: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/19306578/demar-derozan-toronto-raptor...
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May 03, 2017 - 4:23 pm
From 1984 - Epic brawl between the Braves and Padres. Video of 1984 Atlanta Braves - San Diego Padres Brawl
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