The Atlanta Braves are the first team in the Major Leagues to reach 80 wins with Chris Johnson’s walk off single against the Cleveland Indians. They also dropped the Washington Nationals elimonation number down to to 18, lowest among all first and second place teams.
These Braves have fought a lot of adversity this season between losing Johnny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty to injury at the beginning of the season, losing their #1 pitcher in Tim Hudson to a gruesome ankle injury and now losing an on fire Jason Heyward with a broken jaw. All those losses and reasons to fall back to earth the Braves have not faltered.
I’m not saying the Braves are going to win the World Series because until someone stops the Cardinals they have to be the favorites to win it, but if there was a team to do it, it is the 2013 Braves.
Braves third baseman Chris Johnson was ejected from Saturday’s game, but he turned his anger into humor.
According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Johnson had words with umpire Jim Joyce after arguing balls and strikes and was given the boot Saturday. The absence of the Braves’ best hitter this season — his average is at .338 — proved costly in a 1-0 loss to the Marlins that snapped Atlanta’s 14-game win streak.
On Sunday, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez got Joyce’s attention and pointed out Johnson, who had tape over his mouth. Johnson tipped his cap to the ump and then went out and drove in two runs as the Braves won.
This is a great way to show that you regret actin a fool over a bad call. I didn’t actually see the call so I’m not actually sure how bad it was. Chris Johnson’s response was not over the top so this got me to thinking what are some of the worst ejection reactions in sports history?