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  • Braves will build new Hank Aaron monument at SunTrust Park

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew12 hrs ago

    The Atlanta Braves have announced that they are no longer contesting the  Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority regarding the future location of the bronze Hank Aaron statue outside Turner Field. 

    The team had hoped to bring the statue with them as they prepare to move to SunTrust Park in Cobb County next season, but will now allow it to remain in downtown Atlanta. Instead, the Braves have announced plans to honor Aaron with a new monument at their new ballpark.

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    Here's the Braves' official statement on the statue dispute, courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:  

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  • Glenn Hubbard's snake-draped baseball card is now a bobblehead

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew1 day ago

    If you're a casual baseball fan, chances are you have a shoebox or two full of baseball cards packed away somewhere in your home.

    If your fandom goes beyond that casual threshold, then there's a good chance that collection graduated from shoeboxes to regulation boxes a long time ago. And those boxes are probably in a room or closet taking up more space than your family or significant other is comfortable with.

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    For those in the latter category, there are some cards that are cherished more than others. Whether it be a favorite player from their childhood or a rookie card of a future superstar, those valuable cards tend to receive special care. Then there are cards we remember for other reasons, such as a mistake, a funny name or because the card features something truly unique.

    That's Glenn Hubbard, a 12-year major leaguer who played his final game in 1989. And that's a real, eight-foot boa constrictor draped around his neck, making it perhaps the strangest baseball card in existence.

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