Joe Patrick

Joe Patrick

Columnist

Joe Patrick is an Atlanta-based sports journalist covering the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta United. He is the managing editor of SB Nation’s Dirty South Soccer blog covering Atlanta United and regularly contributes to MLSsoccer.com’s coverage of the Five Stripes. He has also contributed to The Athletic. Joe is the founder, producer and co-host of the podcast Five Stripe Final.

Raised in Atlanta, Joe grew up indoctrinated in Atlanta sports via Blue Lot tailgates, fanatical fan sections, and Sunday morning burgers in The Gulch. 
 

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    Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant
    © Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports
    December 16, 2019 - 1:07 pm

    By the time you’re reading this, Josh Donaldson may have already signed a lucrative contract with any number of teams vying for his services following Major League Baseball’s 2019 Winter Meetings...

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    Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates with Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies
    © Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
    December 06, 2019 - 11:24 am

    The Atlanta Braves have moved early and often in the first month of Major League Baseball’s free agency period, snapping up five players that will cost the club upwards of $82 million. That’s a...

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    Pitcher Cole Hamels
    © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
    December 04, 2019 - 1:42 pm

    The Atlanta Braves are at it again, moving quickly to make their fifth free agent signing in the first month of free agency by adding 35-year old former World Series MVP Cole Hamels to the...

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    Brian Snitker
    © Dale Zanine | 2018 Sep 22
    October 01, 2019 - 11:37 am

    “Last year we knocked on the door. This year we’re gonna kick that mother****er in.”

    Brian Snitker’s last words before the bottles popped, the music played, and the suds were poured all over...

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    Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) celebrates with Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies
    © Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
    March 27, 2019 - 4:15 pm

    There’s a reason why, in sports, we so often hear young players — specifically a collection of young talent — referred to as “crops.” It makes sense. The metaphorical seed is planted the moment...

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