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Imposter Crashes Braves Alumni Weekend

I really can't believe that this kind of thing can happen to a Major League baseball club:

For their alumni weekend, the Atlanta Braves flew in the likes of Francisco Cabrera and Sid Bream to recreate the Cabrera pinch-hit which sent Bream (with his creaky legs) sliding home to put Atlanta into the 1992 World Series.

Other Braves in town for events such as the John Smoltz number retirement ceremony on Friday included Greg Maddux, Dale Murphy, Marquis Grissom, Otis Nixon, Ralph Garr, Curtis Pride, and many more.

Former Braves manager Bobby Cox was in the dugout when he asked: "Who's No. 6?"

And the answer was John Sullivan. Sullivan coached for Cox from 1978 to 1981 in Atlanta before heading to Toronto with Cox and staying under managers Jimy Williams and Cito Gaston.

Except this was not John Sullivan. It was an imposter. The Braves flew him in and put him up in a hotel, but it was not the real Sullivan. Worse, he also was in Atlanta for Cox's uniform retirement last year. The imposter said he played in Greensboro, except the Braves' affiliates were in Greenville and Greenwood.

And how come I have to read about this in a Canadian newspaper?

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