John, John and Bobby announce their Reunion Tour. (Curtis Compton/AJC photo)

The Braves as a nostalgia act? Not necessarily

10:53 am Oct. 7, 2014

It might seem as if the Atlanta Braves are, as has been suggested, interested more in getting the band back together and playing the old hits than in moving forward. I think it’s more accurate

That's life: Flyin' high in April, shot down in May. (Brant Sanderlin/AJC)

Are the Braves a playoff team? (Yes, I think)

10:02 am May. 28, 2014

Even after they lost Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy to elbow surgery, I’ve operated under the belief that the Atlanta Braves would be a playoff team. I thought the absence of two starting pitchers