The Atlanta Braves masked racer known as “The Freeze” claimed another victim Thursday. A Braves fan who appeared to be in his early 20s lost his dignity while falling in spectacular fashion in an attempt to beat “The Freeze” in a footrace. The fan’s name has been withheld out of respect for his loved ones. Witnesses at the scene say the incident went down in the sixth inning of Thursday’s game against the San Francisco Giants.
In their first season in the Florida State League, the Florida Fire Frogs are turning to their second manager. The Fire Frogs, who are based in Kissimmee, announced Thursday that Ralph “Rocket’’ Wheeler will replace Paul Runge. The Osceola County team finished 25-41 in the first half, last in the North Division. The Fire Frogs are scheduled to begin the second half Thursday night against the Fort Myers Miracle at Osceola County Stadium. Wheeler, 62, returns to the dugout after being an on-field adviser with the Atlanta Braves to begin this season. This will be his 26th season as a minor-league manager, including with the Braves’ top Class A affiliate, Carolina, in 2016. This is the Fire Frogs’
A few fellow ball writers and I have taken to celebrating draft day by recalling our favorite old scouting descriptors, some of which are real, some made up but close enough to sound sort of legit. Think of these being side-mouth mumbled by a well-tanned