Get an inside look at the defending NL East champion Braves' preparations for this season with the Atlanta Braves 2014 Season Preview, premiering March 6 on SportSouth.
Freddie Freeman, Jason Heyward and the Braves are out to defend their National League East title in 2014.
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By StaffFOX Sports South
ATLANTA -- SportSouth, a FOX Sports regional network, will debut Atlanta Braves 2014 Season Preview on Thursday, March 6 at 10:30 p.m. ET. FOX Sports announcers Chip Caray and Joe Simpson host the one-hour preseason show from the Braves Spring Training complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Fans will hear from Braves general manager Frank Wren as he discusses the team's offseason moves, which included the signing of five key players, and will go behind the scenes with first baseman Freddie Freeman and catcher Evan Gattis, who were both mic'ed up during spring drills.
Also during the show, Braves LIVE analyst and former Braves pitcher Paul Byrd talks with shortstop Andrelton Simmons as well as manager Fredi Gonzalez. Additionally, Byrd demonstrates Julio Teheran and Kris Medlen's pick-off moves, discusses a proper inside-out swing with third baseman Chris Johnson, and shows how to field a play at the plate with catcher Gerald Laird.
Re-airs: • 3/8 @ 4:30 p.m. ET • 3/9 @ 10:00 p.m. ET • 3/11 @ 11:00 p.m. ET • 3/13 @ 12:00 p.m. ET • 3/19 @ 7:00 p.m. ET • 3/27 @ 4:00 p.m. ET • 3/29 @ 12:00 p.m. ET • 3/30 @ 5:00 p.m. ET • 3/31 @ 12:00 p.m. ET
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• 3/10 @ 11:00 p.m. ET • 3/12 @ 7:00 p.m. ET • 3/13 @ 10:00 p.m. ET • 3/14 @ 7:00 p.m. ET • 3/18 @ 1:00 p.m. ET • 3/20 @ 10:00 p.m. ET • 3/22 @ 5:30 p.m. ET • 3/23 @ 4:00 p.m. ET • 3/24 @ 9:00 p.m. ET • 3/26 @ 10:00 p.m. ET
FOX Sports South and SportSouth will televise six spring training games beginning with the Braves at St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, March 13 at 1 p.m. ET on SportSouth. The Braves open the regular season on SportSouth at the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, March 31 and SportSouth will air a special one-hour Braves LIVE pregame show at 1 p.m. ET. Coverage of the Braves home opener against the New York Mets on Tuesday, April 8 will begin at 6:00 p.m. ET with a special one-hour Braves LIVE show, including complete coverage the 40th anniversary celebration of Hank Aaron's 715th home run.
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