Apr 13, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; A general view of the Opening Weekend logo prior to the Atlanta Braves game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Baseball season officially arrives in Atlanta


The Super Bowl is over (congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks and their fans), and with that, football has come to a close for the 2013-2014 campaign. Here in the South, football rules everything in the sports world, and until it ends, it’s almost as if nothing else can begin. Now, though, it’s time.

Time for baseball.

You may be thinking that I’m crazy, simply because there are three “major” local teams (Hawks, UGA, GT) playing basketball right now, but with the way the college teams have flopped and the NBA team is existing without its best player, expectations (and interest, frankly) aren’t exactly high. Before you panic, we will certainly not be bailing on basketball coverage (it is, admittedly, my favorite sport) or off-season football talk, but many people have already begun to countdown to Spring Training in various forms.

There will be legitimate preview content for the 2014 Atlanta Braves coming in the very near future, and the story lines are rampant from bounce-back potential in BJ Upton and Dan Uggla to rotation questions at the back-end with young arms and veterans. It’s going to be a long grind (as it always is), but baseball is almost here, and for the “two-sport” fans, it is now the chief focus.

Keep it locked to this space. We have you covered.

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