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Glen "Preacher" Collins is a the quintessential southern baseball junkie and God-fearing man. You may see him toiling in amateur baseball leagues with the likes of Cam James and Short Matt... His teams are all-Atlanta - that's where he's from. Is his love for the Braves innate? Maybe. After all, he is 1/16 Cherokee. Check him out on Saturdays for Preacher's Row.

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Geno Smith over Sanchez, Novak expectations, Summer “Enoughs”

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New York, NY – The 2013 US Open is in full swing and Novak Djokovic has advanced after beating Benjamin Becker of Germany, to take him one step closer to possibly facing my favorite, Roger Federer.  Unfortunately, my ultimate dream favorite – Maria Sharapova – has already called “in sick” so won’t be playing in […]

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Preacher’s Row: Miami Heat Players Scammed? Dodger’s Indecent Proposal

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Miami, FL – Remember that ole scam about buying waterfront property in Florida?  Well, Miami Heat guard Mike Miller and several other Heat players were allegedly victims of a real estate scam run by Haidar Zafar – a self-professed real estate investor. Haidar’s now in the clink awaiting trial for allegedly swindling millions of dollars […]

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Instant Replay Nation and Hero & Villain of the Week

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Cooperstown, New York – MLB Commissioner Bud Selig confirmed on Thursday that the MLB Instant Reply program will be expanding in 2014.  Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz, a member of the replay committee, estimates that 89% of incorrect calls in the past will be reviewable. Touching upon an earlier Preacher’s Row article on May 18th, […]

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Braves secret behind 13-game win streak, Hero & Villain of the Week

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Atlanta, GA – Fans at Turner Field stadium are abuzz with more than just lite beer today.  It’s the start of a 3-game home stand against the – bottom of the barrel – Florida Marlins.  The Bravos are taking a 13-game win streak and (70-45 record) into tonight’s game and a staggering 15.5 game lead over […]

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Parcells Guys, Mets Pyrrhic Win, Hero & Villain of the Week

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ATLANTA, GA – Happy Saturday Mets Fans!  Going beyond a typical shout out to the loyal fan base here on MTM, I’ll happily start off with the the NY Met’s 11th inning 4-2 win over the Kansas City Royals.  Sure they are 14.5 games behind my beloved Braves, but Eric Young Jr. still gave us all […]

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Soriano in Pinstripes, Performance Erasing Dingbats, and Hero & Villain of the Week

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New York, NY – Big news for NY Yankees fans.  Alfonso Soriano waived his “no-trade” clause with the Chicago Cubs and will be playing tonight for the Yanks against the Tampa Bay Rays. Could this be the  point at which the pendulum swings the other way?  Will the executioner put his (or her) halberd back […]

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Most Interesting Golfer In The World, Mike Tyson Comeback, Hero & Villain of the Week

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GULLANE, SCOTLAND – In the hallowed birthplace of the “sport” of Golf (yes it is a sport by definition), we start off this week’s Preacher’s Row by taking a closer look at Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, the current leader after Round 2 of the 2013 Open Championship. At the spry ole’ age of 49, Jimenez is […]

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From Patriots to Inmates, Jets’ Sanchez “Bets” on himself, and Hero & Villain of the Week

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Washington DC – It was a long and rainy day in DC but this author has somehow found the time to pen (or type rather) his weekly Preacher’s Row.  Though it might be considered Preacher-lite.  After a few business meetings for my day job, some quick snap shots of our great Nation’s monuments, and an exhausting […]

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Dwight Howard new Rocket Man, Britain’s 77-year Wimbledon Drought, Hero/Villain of the Week

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Houston, TX – There’s only one song playing on every juke box in the Houston Area – Elton John’s Rocket Man – in honor of LA Laker’s center Dwight Howard’s decision to sign a free agent contract with the Houston Rockets, as announced yesterday. After a fierce bidding war among NBA teams like the Dallas Mavericks, […]

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Danica Patrick: From Go Karts to Go Daddy, Wimbledon Woes, and Aaron Hernandez’ Jersey Exchange

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ATLANTA, GA – We start this week’s Preacher’s Row down south where former Atlanta Braves’ 3rd baseman and perennial slugger, Chipper Jones was being honored during a ceremony where his #10 Jersey was formally retired. In attendance celebrating with a packed Turner Field crowd was Home Run King Hank Aaron, Former Braves’ Slugger Dale Murphy, […]

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