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Thursday, April 24, 2008

This is awesome

The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Braves beat writer, David O'Brien, just wrote a blog post about the 3000th strikeout for Smoltzie. His blog is usually a good read for Braves fans, but a co-worker at the AJC was able to track down the first article in the paper about Smoltz and the Doyle Alexander trade and he included it in this blog post. Check this out, it's really fantastic:

The Braves, who defeated the San Diego Padres 2-1 Wednesday night, acquired John Smoltz, a 19-year-old righthander with Glens Falls, N.Y. (Eastern) from the Tigers. To replace Alexander, the Braves recalled lefthander Tom Glavine from Richmond, Va. (International).

Glavine, who is 6-12 with a 3.40 ERA at Richmond, will make his major-league debut Monday at Houston. Smoltz, known for throwing hard but not always accurately, will go to Richmond.

“We want to keep adding arms and build for the future,” general manager Bobby Cox said. “That doesn’t mean we don’t want to win now. Trading Doyle doesn’t affect that.

How's that for three kick ass paragraphs! That's a future Hall of Famer per paragraph, folks. I had no clue that Glavine was Doyle's replacement! Alexander needs to be inducted into the Braves' Hall of Fame just for getting run out of town.

1 comment:

Triple Play said...

Great find. Maybe they'll induct Doyle into the Braves HOF.