Freddie Freeman will have to wait a little longer to play in his first All-Star game. A thumb injury will keep the Atlanta Braves first baseman from playing in the 2013 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night. Braves catcher Brian McCann has been tapped to serve as Freeman’s replacement on the National League roster. This will be McCann’s seventh All-Star game. He earned six consecutive All-Star selections from 2006-2011 and missed last year due to a right shoulder injury. McCann was named All-Star MVP in 2010, thanks to his game-winning double that year.
The Rome Braves fell to the Hagerstown Suns 7-3 yesterday afternoon in game three of a four game series at Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown, Maryland.
Mayor David Pennington of Dalton has announced his intentions to run against Governor Nathan Deal in the 2014 primary election.
The Atlanta Braves topped the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 in the opener of a four game series last night at Turner Field.
The injury-riddled Atlanta Braves lost to the Cincinnati Reds 8-4 in the closer of a four game series at Turner Field, the last before heading into the All Star break.
The fourth annual Ride for Cancer Navigators is set for tomorrow (Saturday, July 13th). Activities will begin with registration at 9 am at Logtown on South Main Street in Adairsville.
The Berry College Student Enterprises Farmers Market is set for tomorrow from 7 am until 1 pm at the Clara Bowl Field on the Berry campus. Items from Berry Student Enterprises will be featured, along with community vendors. There will be fresh vegetables by Season’s Harvest, hand crafted items including weaving by Viking Creations and adirondack chairs by Viking Furniture, Berry Angus Beef, cheese from Jersey Milk, herbs grown by Martha’s Herbs, and gift items from the Oak Hill gift shop. Community vendors will also sell hand crafted items, honey, vegetables and fruit. There will also be face painting and inflatables for the kids. For more information, visit www.berry.edu.
The Rome Braves fell to the Lakewood Blueclaws 1-0 in the closer of a three game series at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood, New Jersey, allowing the Blueclaws to complete a three game sweep of the Braves. Lakewood pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter.