Brian McCann has found a new home on Monday, and it's the same as his old house: the receiver signed a one-year contract to bring him Back to the Braves, the team he grew up rooting for the suburban Atlanta and team with which he spent the first 12 years of his professional baseball career.
So while it may not be the Braves & # 39; greatest splash of free agent of the day, it's still worth celebrating – that's why we're counting your five best moments in an Atlanta uniform. But first we need to define the climate:
Game 2, 2005 NLDS
The 2005 campaign also marked Braves' 14th consecutive trip to post-season. Your opponent? A squad of the Houston Astros born, complete with Roger Clemens, King NL ERA. How would the novice retreat deal with the bright lights of October? By becoming the first player in franchise history to go into the yard in his first post-season no-bat:
The All-Star Game 2010
McCann had already gone to the Midsummer Classic four times, but he was unsuccessful in just three appearances. In 2010, however, he finally took the monkey off its back – with the highest swing of the night:
These three races provided the margin of victory for the NL and won honors of McCann MVP.
Some repetition review history
Just a few weeks later, McCann was back with some more dramatic. With the Braves and Marlins tied with two outs in the ninth, he doubled to the right. Or initially it was a double, until it was decided a home run in the review of replay – the first time the replay had already granted a walk-off dinger:
The best game of your career
McCann did not start the Atlanta game against the Astros on May 17, 2011, but he's absolutely finished. First, coach Fredi Gonzalez asked the lefty to push the Braves 1-0 with two outs in the ninth. McCann replied with a dong mooring game:
The game continued … until McCann got his second baton on the 11th, when he promptly sent everyone home:
This fantastic commercial with David Ross
Come to the excellent McCann line reading, stay by shaved David Ross: