August 1, 2004 |
The baseball adage suggests that the best trades are those that help both teams. It seldom happens, however, and it certainly seldom happens to the beneficial extent of December's five-player trade between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. The non-waiver deadline came and went Saturday with the Braves and Cardinals resting on the laurels of that trade and their surprising division leads in the National League East and Central.
August 14, 2010
Giant moves If the San Francisco Giants reach the playoffs this season, it would be for the first time since 2003, ending the longest postseason drought in the National League West. But the credit probably won't go to their vaunted starting rotation. Instead the team MVP is likely to be General Manager Brian Sabean , who has made a series of deft moves this summer that have allowed the Giants to keep pace with the surprising San Diego Padres. In May, he signed slugger Pat Burrell , who had been released by the Tampa Bay Rays.
May 21, 2008 |
Spanish and French authorities arrested one of the highest-ranking members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, a Spanish police spokesman said. Javier Lopez Pena was detained in Bordeaux with three other alleged ETA members, the police spokesman said anonymously, in keeping with police regulations. The official said Lopez Pena played a key role in the ETA's decision to end a cease-fire.
July 2, 1998
Ages of nine Atlanta teammates when Dennis Martinez made his major league debut September 14, 1976: Kevin Millwood: 1 year, 8 months Chipper Jones: 4 years, 4 months Ryan Klesko: 5 years, 3 months Javier Lopez: 5 years, 10 months Mark Wohlers: 6 years, 7 months Denny Neagle: 8 years, one day John Smoltz: 9 years, 3 months Tom Glavine: 10 years, 5 months Greg Maddux: 10 years, 5 months Source: World Features Syndicate
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April 2, 2002 |
Police arrested a man and seized a .38-caliber revolver early Monday after a two-hour standoff at a Harrison Street home in Ventura. Javier Lopez, 40, was booked on suspicion of making terrorist threats, brandishing a handgun, being a felon in possession of a handgun, and domestic-violence battery, police said. Police said officers received a 911 call just before midnight Sunday saying that Lopez was threatening his wife and other family members with a gun.
October 2, 1992 |
Right-hander John Smoltz will be Atlanta's starting pitcher when the Braves open the National League playoffs next Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirate. Manager Bobby Cox said the Braves will go with a three-man rotation in the best-of-seven series, which opens at Atlanta. Steve Avery will start the second game and Tom Glavine will pitch Game 3 at Pittsburgh. The rotation leaves out Charlie Leibrandt and Pete Smith, the fourth and fifth starters during the regular season.