Spring is in the Air

Well we are almost a full month into spring training and the excitement is still building down here in Orlando, FL.  We are definitely looking forward to a big season from not only the big league club, but our minor league affiliates as well.  With the signing of big names like Garrett Anderson and Tom Glavine, the Braves are poised to get back into the playoffs & it’s pretty cool to be a part of it.

On the minor league front, the second wave of guys rolled in a couple days ago.  It’s nice seeing some new faces after two weeks with the same guys.  It was like Groundhog Day down here for a while!  Everyone is ready to get this season started already, but we are having to remind ourselves that we still have almost another month before that can happen.

Most of us have had the opportunity to go to the big league side and backup in a couple games already and I have to say that it’s an experience.  Every chance we get to go over there is a huge blessing and opportunity to be around those guys and learn as much as possible.

Mini camp was a good time, but it’s nice to see some live action again.  We sent a lot of guys to the WBC, so I want to wish them all good luck.  Minor league games start soon so these posts will definitely be more exciting as the season progresses.  That being said we have a couple guys, myself included, going through the process of learning new positions.  I’ll be sure to keep you updated on how that goes.

In the mean time feel free to ask any questions.  I’ll get to as many as possible.  Thanks for reading and Go Braves


  1. mickeynurse@aol.com

    Hey Matt,
    Good to hear from you! We in Mississippi can’t wait for the upcoming season and to see who we get to cheer for. Do you know where you are going to be assigned yet? If so, can you tell? Oh, by the way, Good Job in the AFL! Heidi

  2. mickeynurse@aol.com

    Hey Matt!
    Good to hear from you! We here in Mississippi are so excited about this upcoming season and to see who we get to cheer for this year. Nice job in the AFL! Do you know where you will be assigned this year, yet? If so, can you tell? Keep up the good work. Heidi

  3. Darion

    Spring Training is going so well right now. We have both regulars in the majors and prospects doing great. It seems like we can make it to the playoffs if we continue to play the way we are playing. It’s great you are going to help us learn more about the organization by blogging and I can’t wait to see more posts.

  4. asap7772000@yahoo.com

    Hey Matt,
    My name’s Matthew and you signed one of your broken bats for me in Myrtle Beach. I hope you will be with Gwinnett so I can see you in Charlotte. Good Luck

  5. timmy19

    Hey Matt,

    Just wanted to wish you best of luck from all the guys at Braves-Nation.com. We’re rooting for all of you guys that will probably be at Gwinnett this year; hopefully you guys can pick up right where you left off in the second half in Mississippi. Looking forward to checking out your blog from time to time.

  6. SDFriarFan

    Hey Matt…quick question…

    Is this the Matt Young from UNM? If so, you might know me–Chris Kelly. Actually, you probably don’t remember me, but I’m good friends with Travis Young, one of your former teammates.

    If this is the right Matt, hit me back…here’s my blog:


    Good luck this season!

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