Atlanta Braves ratings up on FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Southeast

The Atlanta Braves are back at .500 and the club’s FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Southeast ratings are starting to feel the effects of the team’s on-field success. Atlanta-based FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Southeast reported Braves ratings in the Atlanta DMA (Designated Market Area) increased by 50 percent from a 1.4 household (HH) rating in 2016 to a 2.1 (HH) rating for the 87 games that have aired on the stations so far in 2017. This translates to an average of about 48,000 households per game this… …read more Source:: Bizjournals.com – Sports

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Farm to honour Tom Brady with corn maze in his image

PLYMPTON, Mass. — A Massachusetts farm is honouring Tom Brady with a corn maze designed in his image. Sauchuk’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in the town of Plympton said Sunday that its 10th corn maze will feature the New England Patriots‘ star quarterback. The maze will open Sept. 16. The design has been unveiled on the farm’s Facebook page . Boston.com reports the crops won’t be fashioned into the shape of Brady until closer to the farm’s opening day. Farm owner Scott Sauchuk plants and grows the corn, which he says is a 90- to 100-day process. A company will then spend one day chopping the corn into the… Read More

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The sound of Josh Donaldson’s bat hitting an umpire’s head is terrifying

Home plate umpire Chris Segal was at the center of a scary moment in the first inning of Monday’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game in Boston after taking a bat from Josh Donaldson directly to the head. And the sound was absolutely terrifying. Glad umpire Chris Segal is okay after taking a Josh Donaldson backswing to the head. Segal remains in the game. pic.twitter.com/nWdt1pAGJW — Stadium (@watchstadium) July 17, 2017 Donaldson lost hold of his bat on a hard swing and foul ball. When finishing his swing, Donaldson’s bat hit Segal on the top of the head, which was completely unprotected. Again, it sounded just as bad as it looked. Segal… Read More

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Yankees’ Greg Bird to have ankle surgery, miss six weeks

MINNEAPOLIS — New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will have ankle surgery on Tuesday and is expected to miss the next six weeks. After a strong spring training, Bird hit just .100 with one home run in 19 games to start the season. He was placed on the disabled list on May 2 with a bone bruise on his right ankle. After one rehab assignment was shut down when the pain resurfaced, Bird visited several doctors to determine a course of treatment. Bird missed all of last season while recovering from shoulder surgery. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says the team is hopeful he could return to the field in… Read More

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