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This Week In SNY, Featuring Hideous Craig Kimbrel Mohawks, A Classy Braves Cameraman, And Burkhardt In The Booth

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"Good blog; sh*tty feature, but good blog." -- Fred Wilpon

Monday, June 13th

Let's check in with Kevin! Our man KB joined Gary and Keith in the booth:


He did play-by-play, reported on Sandy Alderson's press conference earlier in the day and provided opinion -- a jack-of-all-trades. Touch 'em all Kevin, you deserve it!

Tuesday, June 14th

All eyes were on Burkhardt during this fourth inning report but they should have been on the tobacco-packing Braves cameraman in the background:


As a sports television employee, he should have known Burkhardt's role and surmised that he too was on-air. Apparently he did not -- he spit in his dip cup and ewwwww:


TWIS has covered the Kevin Burkhardt-Stephen Collins bromance here and here, and if Twitter is to be believed, the two finally met face-to-face in Atlanta:



Word is they were discussing plans for their new SNY show, 7th Inning Heaven.

Here is the Braves' take on the "giant object run" that so many teams now feature:


Gary Cohen: "From the brilliance of the sausage race in Milwaukee, to the 'eh' of the pierogi race in Pittsburgh, to the absolutely heinous tool race here in Atlanta. I mean this is just awful."

Ron Darling: "There's a lot of anger out there! I guess if you had to wear that suit you'd be angry too."

Here is a collage of Braves fans emulating Craig Kimbrel's modified mohawk, starting with a shot of the original:





Wednesday, June 15th

We've defended Angel Pagan in the past for his supposed baserunning deficiencies but this past week didn't help his cause. Here he is failing to slide on a stolen base attempt -- he was out on the play:


But on Saturday, Pagan decided to slide into home despite a lack of play at the plate:


Notice Lucas Duda with the very large "stay up" signal. The mixed up baserunning of Angel E. Pagan.

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