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755 Is Real: A show about the Atlanta Braves

The Athletic

David O'Brien and former Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty both work from the stretch. One stretches words into stories about the Braves; the other pitched from the stretch as part of the famed O'Ventbrel Atlanta bullpen trio. Now they bring you inside the clubhouse with the latest Braves news

David O'Brien and former Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty both work from the stretch. One stretches words into stories about the Braves; the other pitched from the stretch as part of the famed O'Ventbrel Atlanta bullpen trio. Now they bring you inside the clubhouse with the latest Braves news

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The Athletic

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David O'Brien and former Braves reliever Eric O'Flaherty both work from the stretch. One stretches words into stories about the Braves; the other pitched from the stretch as part of the famed O'Ventbrel Atlanta bullpen trio. Now they bring you inside the clubhouse with the latest Braves news

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English


Episodes

Braves pitcher Mike Soroka chats mechanical tweaks, 2022 rehab & more + free agency, postseason awards predictions

11/9/2022
Braves pitcher Mike Soroka stops by to update David and Eric on his rehab and recovery, plus, he explains what mechanical tweaks he's made and why he's done so. Later, DOB and EOF predict where key free agents, including Dansby Swanson, will land as well as which postseason award nominees will win their respective honors. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KQ2Ap9xIoTo Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Follow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:01:30:46

2022 Braves season recap, Michael Harris Gold Glove snub & World Series predictions

10/21/2022
David and Eric reassemble for a live room edition of 755 Is Real, answering fan questions about the Braves on The Athletic app. The duo canvasses a disappointing end to Atlanta's 2022 season. What went wrong against the Phillies? Michael Harris II was a Gold Glove snub. The guys try to make sense of why the electric young star wasn't recognized for his stellar year. Plus, what's next for Dansby, and how does that factor into Atlanta's decision-making in the SS market? DOB and EOF share their...

Duration:01:16:09

Spencer Strider gets NLDS Game 3 nod, Games 1-2 recap + Fried, Wright's starts & Morton vs. Phillies

10/14/2022
David and Eric take your questions in a 755 Is Real live room on The Athletic app. What can we expect from Spencer Strider's first start back from injury? Will Atlanta lean heavily on their bullpen in game 3? The duo also chat about Strider's new contract. Plus, Vaughn Grissom takes to the field as a starter versus Philadelphia. Is Acuna OK after taking a heater to the elbow? Plus, projecting ahead to game four, and possibly beyond, starting with Charlie Morton taking on the Phillies lineup....

Duration:01:01:51

Braves CLINCH their 5th straight NL East title! MLB postseason possibilities & Kenley's poise

10/7/2022
The Atlanta Braves are NL East champions! David and Eric react to Atlanta's division-clinching win over the Miami Marlins, and they examine possible postseason matchups for the Braves. The duo commends Kenley Jansen's resilience after hitting a rough patch and then dazzling to close out the regular season. Who will win the NL Cy Young? Could both Max Fried and Kyle Wright finish in the top-5? Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/5ntRATrDDfA Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL...

Duration:01:20:00

Braves' magic number is 1! New York Mets series SWEEP & the Marlins stand in the way of a division crown

10/4/2022
After a week and a half of extensive travel, David and Eric are back together again and with loads to discuss. The guys discuss the Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets series, and the Bravos coming away with a three-game sweep! Kenley Jansen was sharp. Max Fried put in good work despite leaving early in the game. Kyle Wright racked up his MLB-best 21st win of the year, and Austin Riley, Matt Olson, Dansby Swanson, Michael Harris II, and Ronald Acuna enjoyed a productive series. The pair also...

Duration:00:55:39

Braves' path to the playoffs, Mets showdown & Bryce Elder on the postseason roster?

9/29/2022
Playoff baseball is right around the corner. David and Eric answer listener questions about the Braves on The Athletic app. The guys layout Atlanta's path to the postseason after a heartbreaking loss to the Nationals. Could Bryce Elder make the playoff roster? Is there a chance he could start in a meaningful October game? Plus, DOB and EOF examine the vital Mets series. Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Follow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:45:20

Bryce Elder's gem, Braves' White House trip & predicting NL East winner

9/27/2022
Bryce Elder's complete-game shutout of the Nationals deserves a more thorough look. David and Eric react to Elder's gem and compare his development to that of another Braves youngster. David shares nuggets from Atlanta's trip to the White House, as the club was honored for their 2021 World Series title. The gents also answer listener questions, including who ya got winning the NL East crown: The Braves or Mets? Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NXW31g7Su5A Follow David on...

Duration:00:46:37

Dissecting Braves day games woes, Spencer Strider's injury & is there a Wild Card advantage?

9/22/2022
What's the latest on Spencer Strider's oblique strain? David and Eric discuss the rookie phenom having his start scratched, and what that portends for his role in the Mets series. The duo also kibbitz about his strikeout record. Why have the Braves underachieved in day games? The guys speculate on those pockmarked matchups. Is there an advantage to Atlanta playing the Wild Card instead of winning the division and possibly earning a bye? DOB and EOF answer those questions, and more, in a new...

Duration:00:44:47

Ozzie Albies Returns! Braves West Coast Trip Recap & Phillies Start NL East Final Stretch

9/16/2022
Atlanta wrapped up their 8-game west coast trip with a 4-4 record. Though the Braves walked away with a .500 record, could this trip be viewed as a disappointment? David and Eric share their biggest takeaways from the club's losses to San Francisco and Seattle and the trip as a whole. The regular season is winding down and the Braves are faced with a run of division opponents. Can they come out on top of the NL East over the Mets and Phillies? Plus, Ozzie Albies is back! How will he fit in...

Duration:00:43:24

Another Kenley Jansen blown save costs Braves Mariners series, remembering Anthony Varvaro & Acuna's lingering knee injury

9/12/2022
After climbing out of a multi-run hole to take the lead, courtesy of Michael Harris II, the Braves ultimately fell to the Seattle Mariners behind another Kenley Jansen blown save. David and Eric react to the loss and discuss what Atlanta should do with Jansen. The pair also chat about Vaughn Grissom's collision and Ronald Acuna Jr. and his lingering knee injury. What should we expect from the San Francisco Giants series? Plus, DOB and EOF remember Anthony Varvaro, who was tragically killed...

Duration:00:48:05

Spencer Strider or Michael Harris for ROY & is pitch clock & MLB rule changes good for baseball?

9/9/2022
Major League Baseball unanimously approved rule changes that will take effect next season. How will the pitch clock, shift restrictions, etc. impact the game? David and Eric discuss these changes and if these additions will benefit baseball as a whole. Who ya got: Spencer Strider or Michael Harris II for Rookie of the Year? Would you rather have the aforementioned rookie duo or the tandem of young Freddie Freeman and Craig Kimbrel? Plus, how will MLB's renege on shifts affect Dansby...

Max Fried 5 no-hit innings in Marlins sweep, Atlanta is 1 game behind Mets & should Strider start in the postseason?

9/6/2022
Atlanta swept the Marlins into a dustpan, taking all three games in the series. David and Eric kibbitz about Max Fried's dominant 5 no-hit innings, and the Bravos inching towards the Mets in the division. The Braves are west coast bound, how do the guys expect the club to fair against the A's, Mariners, and Giants? David shares what he learned from The Athletic's NL roundtable. Is Spencer Strider too valuable not to start in the playoffs? Plus, Eric discusses relievers' walkout music. Watch...

Spencer Strider strikes out 16 to break Braves record + Michael Harris, Vaughn Grissom & the new Baby Braves w/ Kelly Johnson

9/2/2022
Spencer Strider made Braves franchise history by fanning 16 Colorado Rockies batters in a 3-0 win. David, Eric, and former Braves jack of all trades, Kelly Johnson, breakdown Strider's record-setting performance. The trio also chitchat about Michael Harris II, Vaughn Grissom, and the Braves' new youth movement. Plus, how removing the shift will affect baseball. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Dns0HoYBLbU Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Follow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34 Learn...

Duration:01:06:14

Is Kenley Jansen becoming a concern for the Braves & bullpen decisions vs. St. Louis Cardinals

8/29/2022
Can the Braves omit Marcell Ozuna from their postseason roster, and does his recent DUI arrest affect his contract status? Did Brian Snitker and company bungle Atlanta's chances against the St. Louis Cardinals because of poor bullpen moves? And while on the topic of the bullpen, should we be concerned about Kenley Jansen? David and Eric answer those questions and more in a new 755 Is Real live room. Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Follow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34 Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:49:17

Braves sweep Pirates, Dansby Swanson contract talks & St. Louis Cardinals on the road

8/25/2022
Matt Olson, Michael Harris II, Vaughn Grissom, and the Braves did their thing against the Pirates, sweeping Pittsburgh in a three-game set. David and Eric react to Atlanta's dominant performance and look ahead to the upcoming pitching matchups versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Plus, Dansby Swanson is in talks with the team about a contract extension, and the guys discuss the club's 2023 schedule. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LU2t_Tm6IeE Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL...

Duration:00:58:03

Marcell Ozuna booed in Houston Astros finale & Spencer Strider, Braves' rookies dazzling in 2022

8/22/2022
Marcell Ozuna was booed in the Braves' series finale at Truist Park versus the Astros. David and Eric react to Ozuna being in the lineup, and what comes next. The pair share their thoughts on Mike Soroka's lastest rehab start, the homestand as a whole, Dylan Lee, Kirby Yates, and the Braves' outstanding rookies developing in a welcoming environment. Watch the episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubz9ZoHcHnY Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Follow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34...

Duration:00:54:14

Marcell Ozuna arrested, Braves top Mets in series win & Michael Harris II signs $72 million extension

8/19/2022
Marcell Ozuna was arrested on a DUI charge. David and Eric react to the news and discuss Ozuna's future with the Atlanta Braves. Plus, a recap of the Mets series, Michael Harris II's big contract extension, Mike Soroka's rehab start, and the Astros series. Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ir2RFzt_Lng Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Follow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:40

Braves top Mets, 13-1, Spencer Strider deals & a Swanson, Grissom tandem in 2023?

8/16/2022
Atlanta delivered a thrashing to New York in their series opener against a divisional opponent. David and Eric recap the Braves' 13-1 win, including the man who backed up his words, Spencer Strider. Vaughn Grissom continues to impress. Could he and Dansby Swanson play alongside each other in 2023? Plus, Michael Harris is flirting with stardom, Mike Soroka will make his first rehab start, and Freddy Tarnok makes his debut. Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3BE4ht2Cq2Q Follow...

Duration:00:42:41

Vaughn Grissom debuts for Braves, Kirby Yates returns & sweeping Red Sox

8/11/2022
Vaughn Grissom exploded onto the scene in his MLB debut for the Braves. Atlanta's top prospect wowed David and Eric, as the duo dissect Grissom's performance. The guys also chat about what his addition could mean for Dansby Swanson, Ozzie Albies, and more. Kirby Yates made his team debut, too, and Ronald Acuna Jr. is starting to get hot. Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/x2KAit0BxT4 Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Follow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34 Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:46:03

Mets sink Braves with strikeouts, Ian Anderson optioned & early Wild Card forecast

8/8/2022
Jacob deGrom, Max Scherzer, and the Mets' pitching staff retired Atlanta's batters and chances of winning in an NL East throwdown. DOB and EOF chat about New York's talented hurlers and Atlanta's high volume of strikeouts, the series as a whole, Ian Anderson addressing his game in AAA, and the Braves postseason outlook if the season ended today. Watch today's episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-_exuF3MrS4 Follow David on Twitter: @DOBrienATL Follow Eric on Twitter: @EOF34 Learn more about...

Duration:00:49:41