Terence Moore has covered a variety of sports for more than three decades and contributes columns to MLB.com.
|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|
|Whenever I think about the upcoming Hall of Fame ceremony on Sunday in Cooperstown, N.Y., I get chills. The word "overwhelming" comes to mind, along with the words "unbelievable" and "surrealistic."
More»Griffey Jr. discusses his Hall of Fame induction|
|This weeks announcement that the National League and American League batting titles would be renamed after two of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball history, Tony Gwynn and Rod Carew, was as perfect as the swings of these left-handed batters.
More» Manfred honors Gwynn|
|Sixteen players have more home runs than the 19 of Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, but none of those other Major Leaguers rip their shots toward the other side of the solar system with regularity.
More»Stanton destroys baseballs in the first half|
|Before we get to everything else, let's just ask Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski the obvious since he has the credentials and the temperament for what I'm about to type.
More» Pierzynski laces an RBI double to left|
|Suddenly, while leaving a restaurant in Atlanta, midday on May 15, my smart phone beeped, and there was a push notification. It mentioned how Joe DiMaggio did something wonderful 75 years ago.
More»Tom Verducci's essay on Joe DiMaggio's hit streak|
|Jeff Samardzija easily could have been an NFL star playing for the New York Giants, instead he's a star for the San Francisco Giants.
More»Samardzija on staying confident, playing football|
|In sum, even during a platoon role these days at 32, Jeff Francoeur is in the midst of a baseball renaissance. He's hitting .281, which is 19 points above his lifetime average, and he's a popular voice in a Braves clubhouse filled with youngsters during a transitional year for the franchise.
More» Francoeur doubles to drive in Marakakis|
|Nearly a month after Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson didn't get a picture at Dodger Stadium with Barry Bonds, one of his all-time favorite baseball players, he received an apologetic phone call from baseball's home run leader.
|This rebuilding of the Braves is baseball's version of watching sausages being made. It's not pretty, but it'll taste good in the end. With that big picture in mind, every trade of a Jason Heyward here or a Craig Kimbrel there makes sense.
More» Teheran fans 12, holds Brewers to one run|
|The biggest star remains from those Phillies teams that dominated opponents much of the previous decade. Actually, there is Ryan Howard, along with suddenly rejuvenated teammate Carlos Ruiz, but only one of them won a National League Most Valuable Player Award and promoted foot-long sandwiches.
More» Howard scores Hernandez on a groundout|
|Life is a little uncomfortable these days for fans of the Braves, owners of the fewest victories in the Major Leagues (tied with the Twins with eight), while ranking near the bottom of the Majors in ERA, fielding percentage and batting average.
More» Freeman smashes a solo blast to pad the lead|