19 episodes

David O'Brien and former Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty both work from the stretch. One stretches words into stories about the Braves; the other pitched from the stretch as part of the famed O'Ventbrel Atlanta bullpen trio. Now they bring you inside the clubhouse with the latest Braves news

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David O'Brien and former Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty both work from the stretch. One stretches words into stories about the Braves; the other pitched from the stretch as part of the famed O'Ventbrel Atlanta bullpen trio. Now they bring you inside the clubhouse with the latest Braves news

    King Felix joins the Braves Kingdom

    King Felix joins the Braves Kingdom

    DOB & EOF, fresh off a trip to the kitchen for coffee and Cabo, respectively, deliberate the hypothetical addition of Nolan Arenado in Atlanta following reports of his discontent in the Mile High City (2:00). The Braves Boys bound directly into talk of Felix Hernandez's coupling with Atlanta, and what it could mean for the 33-year-old former Cy Young Award winner (11:00). Though the excitement of the acquisition is palpable, the guys advise you to, temporarily, temper your expectations (23:30). Eric revisits his time playing with King Felix in Seattle, as well as, their, optically, identical injuries (30:00). Could Hernandez emulate Anibal Sanchez's resurgence (44:30)? Plus, the similarities between Andruw Jones and King Felix are uncanny (50:30). Lastly, the duo chat B-Mac and the 'Stros (1:06:15).

    • 1 hr 22 min
    JD Departs & Sign Stealing Fallout

    JD Departs & Sign Stealing Fallout

    DOB & EOF are thrilled to return behind the mic...though their excitement is somewhat tempered by a certain third baseman not being re-signed. Before that, the duo react to the ramifications of Houston's sign stealing fiasco, and postulate what will happen with Boston (1:00). Next, the three-initialed hosts break down Josh Donaldson's departure from Atlanta to the Twin Cities (11:30), as well as, which bats could fill the empty shoes left behind (23:30). The Braves Boys revisit the sign stealing scandal and dive into the minutia of the conundrum (35:15), including: what will happen to Beltre? To close, welcome to your new ballpark...Truist...Park...yay (52:00).

    • 1 hr 2 min
    10 Predictions for 2020!

    10 Predictions for 2020!

    Happy New Year everyone! David and Eric can't believe pitchers and catchers report in just six-ish weeks! The guys chat about the Braves newest workout facility, options at clean up & share their predictions for 2020!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Breaking Down Third Base & Other Pitching Prospects

    Breaking Down Third Base & Other Pitching Prospects

    Christmas has arrived early! DOB & EOF give the gift of an in depth analysis of the Bravos' third base situation, but, before then, Handsome Charlie returns (1:00)! The pangs of waiting on JD's decision cuts deep (5:45), but David and Eric layout alternatives for the club (23:30). The duo examine defense metrics for third basemen (35:30), and why are some folks leery about trading for Bryant (45:30)? Who is the potential wild card choice at third (54:15)? Lastly, now that MadBum is off the market, is there another pitcher Atlanta should pursue (57:30)?

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Update from the Winter Meetings: Murph snubbed, Strasburg makes bank & Cole Hamels

    Update from the Winter Meetings: Murph snubbed, Strasburg makes bank & Cole Hamels

    755 is taking over the West Coast! With DOB chasing leads and reporting from the Winter Meetings in San Diego, Eric plugging in his mic; which was hanging from his Christmas tree as an ornament (courtesy the kiddos) and producer Cam in his 5x5 "plush" LA apartment outside the 10, we launch into today's show by trying to comprehend Murph being stiffed from the HOF (again - 5:00). The Band of Braves react to Strasburg staying put in Washington (13:50), plus where will Rendon land after the WS MVP re-signed (23:45)? Atlanta enlisted the services of Cole Hamels last week; David and Eric react to the acquisition (39:50). What will the Braves do with the rest of their cash (54:15)?

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Chatting Culberson, Astros debacle and Offseason moves with Jeff Francoeur!

    Chatting Culberson, Astros debacle and Offseason moves with Jeff Francoeur!

    DOB, with his Nokia, and EOF, with his iPhone X, dial up former stellar Braves outfielder and Fox Sports broadcaster, Jeff Francoeur! The Braves battalion deliberate the consequences of Houston's scandal (2:30), and unpack Atlanta's decision to non-tender Culberson (11:00). Jeff reveals his thoughts on the division series (15:30) before the crew decides on their most encouraging performance of the year (30:30). How impactful can the offseason acquisitions be (36:00), and just how willing are the Braves to open their wallet the remainder of the offseason (47:00)?

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

Zeke zen ,

Chipper Jones episode is golden.

Having a podcast with an actual former Braves pitcher gives a different element than other Braves podcasts. Very cool having a former player’s perspective and an actual paid journalist that covers the team. The Chipper Jones episode is one of my favorite episodes of any podcast series. And they cuss. Which is cool.

JBradKilpatrick ,

Good, but...

You can’t always listen to it with the kids, because of the language.

MichaelReneau ,

Great Insight; Too Much Talking Over Each Other

The insight and candor that DOB and Eric—and their guests—provide is great. Only complaint: DOB is a great reporter but has a tendency to talk over others when he asks questions. It makes it hard to follow the conversations sometimes. Fix that and this insightful podcast becomes stellar.

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