Topic: Atlanta Braves

February 27, 2014

Baseball's foggy, fussy mythos remains one of its biggest selling points, for better or worse. But even heroes are humans in the spring, and everything seems bigger and brighter and better when you're a kid.

January 17, 2014

Tom Glavine is going to the Hall of Fame, deservedly. Now it is time for him to step out of Greg Maddux's shadow and shine -- as a whole person, and uneasy-seeming energy drink pitchman.

November 11, 2013

A father, a son and the old ways of building a new stadium for a team that mostly doesn't need one.

October 11, 2013

We are nearly out of baseball teams, and baseball season. To make the most of the (honestly kind of wearyingly predictable) teams left, let's look to the weird Corgi-shaped sluggers and try to ignore Tony La Russa's scowling ghost. Let's at least try.

October 5, 2012

Bandwagonning, though objectionable in theory, is often a necessary part of enjoying sports. But the responsible bandwagonner must pick the team for which he or she has the greatest natural affinity. Here is your guide to finding a spiritual match in record time.

May 25, 2012

Last season, Lang Whitaker retired as a baseball fan. After two decades of watching pretty much every Braves game of the Bobby Cox era, and then writing a book about the experience, he was a bit burned out on the Bravos. But thanks to a video game, he's been drawn back into (pixelated) fandom.

March 26, 2012

For two decades, Chipper Jones has been great in a way that has been perplexingly easy to forget, underrate or overlook. But with his last big league season looming, fans are left to confront the strangeness of baseball without Chipper.