Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|If you don't know Dansby Swanson by now, you will. The 22-year-old native of Marietta, located just a few line drives away from the Braves' new ballpark, is among the primary reasons his franchise is flirting with a renaissance in 2017.
More»Snitker impressed with Swanson's late-season callup|
|You can wring your hands. You can shake your head. You can sigh all you want, but I'm shrugging over the Andrew McCutchen of 2016. I remember the Johnny Bench of 1971.
More»Eric Byrnes talks about if Pirates should trade Cutch|
|The Orioles continued their rise in the American League East by hiring Roger McDowell as pitching coach for an improving rotation and an already efficient bullpen.
|OK, we already know Mike Trout is peerless these days as the ultimate baseball player, with only Bryce Harper visible in his rear-view mirror. So let's discuss his future as somebody racing toward the city limits of Cooperstown to rank among the all-time greats.
More»Angels star Trout earns second AL MVP Award|
|So the Braves just signed R.A. Dickey and Bartolo Colon, with a combined age of 85? I'm still applauding. Even before I became as old as I am now, I've always enjoyed athletes who were rather seasoned.
More»Bowman on Braves agreeing with Colon to one-year deal|
|Suddenly, everybody has an opinion on whether Wednesday night's thriller between the Cubs and the Indians slid past those 36 other Game 7s in World Series history to become the greatest ever. My thought? Well, glad you asked.
More» Cubs win World Series|
|If you wish to find someone whose family surpasses that of Pam Burton regarding ties to Major League Baseball, here's a warning: Your search may last as long as it took the Cubs to reach another World Series. That's 71 years.
|As an old Cubs fan (before a pitstop with the Big Red Machine after the family moved to Cincinnati during the late 1960s) we've been here before.
|OK, I'm biased. I'm overjoyed these days whenever employers in any profession hire folks my age or older. So this is splendid news: With the Braves removing "interim" from the front of Brian Snitker's name, they now have a manager who is nearly 61 years old.
More»Bowman on Braves naming Snitker manager for 2017|
|As the Cubs face the Giants with all of that talent -- ranging from a vaunted pitching staff, to MVP candidate Kris Bryant to accomplished manager Joe Maddon -- I'm just wondering . . .
What would those other Caray announcers think?
More» Caray leads 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'|
|Deep into Sunday evening, the Braves will leave the home clubhouse at 755 Hank Aaron Drive in Atlanta for the last time after 20 seasons.
More» Dansby Swanson|
|The Catch happened during July 1992, when Otis Nixon climbed the outfield wall at Atlanta-Fulton County Coliseum for the Braves to do more than just snatch away a home run from the Pirates' Andy Van Slyke to keep a long winning streak alive. Nixon created the gold standard for superlative catches along these lines. Which brings us to the unfathomable thing that Ender Inciarte did Wednesday night at Citi Field in New York against the Mets.
More» Nixon climbs the wall to rob a homer|
|When you consider the history of the game since its professional birth soon after the Civil War, Brian Dozier is doing the unthinkable. That's because of the tremendous power Dozier has displayed this season while playing second base.
More» Dozier crushes his 41st dinger of the season|
|Atlanta's Turner Field will rank among the most appropriate places on Sunday to pay tribute to all of those heroes who surfaced before, during and after the collapse of Twin Towers. That means the Braves will host the Mets in more than just a game between National League East rivals.
More» Mike Piazza's dramatic post-9/11 home run|
|Let's forget about the 2012 season, when the Nationals saw their No. 1 picks in consecutive years mature in a flash and become franchise players for a generation.
More» Scherzer fans Paredes for 10th strikeout|
|Given what nearly happened Thursday night in Chavez Ravine, the Dodgers reminded us that they are the most charmed of them all.
More» Seager hits bloop single, breaks up no-hitter|
|If you're keeping score, Day 2 for Dansby Swanson in the Major Leagues was Thursday at Turner Field, and the whole scene was slightly less frantic than Day 1 on Wednesday, when much of the world -- well, at least the portion from his hometown of nearby Marietta, Ga. -- came to see everything involved with the Braves' designated face of the future.
More» Swanson collects first hit in Majors|
|To paraphrase the late Yogi Berra, retirement for professional athletes isn't final until it's final. So after Alex Rodriguez said Sunday that he'll end his career with both the Yankees and Major League Baseball Friday night in the Bronx, I had this thought: If A-Rod really is gone, has there ever been a season with so many prominent folks in the game saying goodbye?
More»A-Rod discusses last game with Yankees on MLB Tonight|
|Baseballs are round, center field is behind second base, and the Yankees either are in the midst of a dynasty or headed toward one -- just saying the obvious.
More» State of the Yankees|
|Think quirky. Now combine that with baseball greatness for those already in Cooperstown or near its city limits. Yogi Berra comes to mind, and the same goes for Dizzy Dean, Harry Caray and Rickey Henderson. How about Ichiro Suzuki?
More» Ichiro rips a double for his 2,998th hit|