You’ll be able to get a few looks at the 2019 Braves on television from spring training.
Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast said Wednesday they plan to televise four of the Braves’ exhibition games in Florida, starting with the March 5 game against the New York Yankees in Tampa (1 p.m. on FSSE).
That’ll be followed by the March 17 game against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. (1 p.m. on FSSO), the March 22 game against the Tigers at Disney’s Wide World of Sports in Lake Buena Vista (6 p.m. on FSSO) and the March 23 game against the New York Mets at Disney (1 p.m. on FSSE).
In addition, the Braves’ final two exhibition games March 25-26 at SunTrust Park against the Cincinnati Reds will be on Fox Sports South.
The Atlanta-based regional sports networks also plan a preview show, “Atlanta Braves Spring Training: All Access,” first airing March 11 at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Southeast.
The Braves open Grapefruit League play Saturday against the Mets in Port St. Lucie with Touki Toussaint slated to start.
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How many home runs do you think Ronald Acuna will hit this season? How about Josh Donaldson?
The Westgate LasVegas Superbook this week set over/under home-run totals for a long list of MLB hitters, including these for Braves players:
> Acuna: 30.5.
> Freddie Freeman: 26.5.
> Donaldson: 23.5.
> Ozzie Albies: 21.5.
Also, Superbook’s over/unders for pitcher win totals included Mike Foltzynewicz at 12.5 wins and Sean Newcomb at 11.5.
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> USA TODAY graded the 26 head-coaching hires on college football’s FBS level this offseason. Georgia Tech’s hire of Geoff Collins received an A- grade. See the report here.
> There was a lot of news from Wednesday’s meeting of the UGA Athletic Association board of directors: A one-year contract extension for athletic director Greg McGarity. Confirmation that the Georgia-Auburn football game will move from its traditional November date to earlier in the season, essentially swapping places with the Tennessee game on UGA’s schedule. And approval of an $8.5 million project for a new grandstand at Georgia’s tennis stadium, as shown in this rendering:
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