The Atlanta Braves who are coming to town to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks are not your daddys Tomahawk-Choppers. For one thing, there are very few remnants of the great Braves dynasty that set a Major League Baseball record with 14 consecutive division titles from 1991 to 2005. Head coach Bobby Cox is still waddling around, and Chipper Jones remains hard-wired to the No. 3 slot in the lineup, but Javy Lopez, Fred McGriff, David Justice, Ryan Klesko, Andruw Jones, Greg Maddux, and John Smoltz are if youll forgive the regional allusion gone with the wind.
The other thing about these next-gen Braves is that they kinda bite. Thats potential good news for this years D-Backs, who simply bite.
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