If there’s any good news to be had about this scandal involving the Braves and their various wrongdoings, it’s that we’re going to have a resolution soon. According to a source of David O’Brien’s, baseball is close to completing the investigation of the Braves. The bad news is that we’ll have to wait until after the World Series, so we could be in for a couple of weeks of agonizing over what the punishment could be for the organization.
This past Saturday was actually a pretty special anniversary for the Braves — it was the 25th anniversary of Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS. That’s the one where Sid Bream slid his way into Atlanta Braves lore for the rest of time following a hit from Francisco Cabrera. Jason Foster of the Sporting News took a look back at the game and seven things that may have gotten lost in time ever since that wonderful night at the old Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.
Speaking of anniversaries, 29 years ago on yesterday, Kirk GIbston famously delivered a walk-off pinch-hit home run to win Game 1 of the 1988 World Series — which the Dodgers ultimately won and that was their most recent World Series victory. In an instant of strange synchronicity, the Dodgers won Game 2 of the NLCS on a walk-off dinger from Justin Turner, 29 years to the day after Kirk Gibson’s dinger. This sport is cool, man.
In “old friends” news, current Miami Marlins third base coach and former Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez is trying to get back into the managerial seat. He’s reportedly thrown his hat into the field of candidates for the vacant job of Detroit Tigers manager and he’s also looking like the favorite to land the gig.