Mike Luck

Sports Audience Specialist

Mike Luck is a Sports Audience Specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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How many Braves will be All-Stars? How to watch tonight
 How many Braves will be All-Stars? We'll all finally find out tonight when the selections are announced on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and right fielder Nick Markakis appear to be headed for starting roles for the National League based on fan voting. Second baseman Ozzie Albies and pitchers Mike Foltynewicz...

Posted: 11 days ago

How many Braves will be All-Stars? We'll all finally find out tonight when the selections are announced on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman and right fielder Nick Markakis appear to be headed for starting roles for the National League based on fan voting. Second baseman Ozzie Albies and pitchers Mike Foltynewicz...
Watch: What a difference a year makes for the Braves
 On May 24, 2017, a year ago, the Braves lost to the Pirates and fell to 20-24. Freddie Freeman had a fractured wrist and was on the disabled list and the Braves’ infield that day included Matt Adams at first base, Brandon Phillips at second base, Jace Peterson at shortstop and Rio Ruiz at third base. Things sure have changed. The Braves...

11:11 PM Thursday, May. 24, 2018

On May 24, 2017, a year ago, the Braves lost to the Pirates and fell to 20-24. Freddie Freeman had a fractured wrist and was on the disabled list and the Braves’ infield that day included Matt Adams at first base, Brandon Phillips at second base, Jace Peterson at shortstop and Rio Ruiz at third base. Things sure have changed. The Braves...
Ex-Brave Kris Medlen rocked in D-backs debut
 Friday wasn’t a good day for Braves pitchers. And it wasn’t a good day for a former Braves pitcher either. Kris Medlen made his first start for the Arizona Diamondbacks and lasted just four innings against the Astros. Medlen gave up nine hits and seven earned runs. He also walked four while striking out four.  Medlen, 32...

4:16 AM Saturday, May. 05, 2018

Friday wasn’t a good day for Braves pitchers. And it wasn’t a good day for a former Braves pitcher either. Kris Medlen made his first start for the Arizona Diamondbacks and lasted just four innings against the Astros. Medlen gave up nine hits and seven earned runs. He also walked four while striking out four.  Medlen, 32...
Photos: All in fun, Braves shun Acuna after home run
 Ronald Acuna has played two games in the majors and he’s already impressing everyone. Well, except his teammates who did not offer him high-fives in the dugout after his towering shot against the Reds Thursday. It was all in fun of course, sort of a baseball tradition that playfully sends a message that a new guy’s accomplishment...

7:52 PM Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

Ronald Acuna has played two games in the majors and he’s already impressing everyone. Well, except his teammates who did not offer him high-fives in the dugout after his towering shot against the Reds Thursday. It was all in fun of course, sort of a baseball tradition that playfully sends a message that a new guy’s accomplishment...
Former Georgia State coach Lefty Driesell among 13-person Basketball Hall of Fame class
 Former Georgia State basketball coach Lefty Driesell is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. Driesell, the long-time Maryland coach, led the Panthers for six seasons, compiling a 103-59 record. He is the only NCAA coach to win 100 games at four different schools (Davidson, Maryland...

6:05 PM Saturday, Mar. 31, 2018

Former Georgia State basketball coach Lefty Driesell is among the 13-member class that will be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in September. Driesell, the long-time Maryland coach, led the Panthers for six seasons, compiling a 103-59 record. He is the only NCAA coach to win 100 games at four different schools (Davidson, Maryland...
The biggest upset in NCAA tourney history happened late Friday night
 A team known as UMBC pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history late Friday night. You don't know who UMBC is? Does their nickname -- the Retrievers -- help you any? Probably not. You’ll know who they are from now on. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the no. 16 seed, upset No. 1 seed and No. 1 ranked Virginia...

4:04 AM Saturday, Mar. 17, 2018

A team known as UMBC pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history late Friday night. You don't know who UMBC is? Does their nickname -- the Retrievers -- help you any? Probably not. You’ll know who they are from now on. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County, the no. 16 seed, upset No. 1 seed and No. 1 ranked Virginia...
Valentine’s Day special: The 20 most beloved Braves ever
 Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the one we love. That can include baseball players. They are people too. Braves fans have always had favorites, players they loved, since the team re-located here in 1966.  We’ve compiled a list of what may be the 20 most beloved Atlanta Braves ever.  Click on the video...

10:03 PM Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to recognize the one we love. That can include baseball players. They are people too. Braves fans have always had favorites, players they loved, since the team re-located here in 1966.  We’ve compiled a list of what may be the 20 most beloved Atlanta Braves ever.  Click on the video...
Watch: Will Eagles get last laugh with dog masks in Super Bowl
 The Philadelphia Eagles are underdogs again Sunday in the Super Bowl. It's a role they have embraced so much that some players have taken to wearing latex dogs masks on the field right after winning their first two playoff games. It started when they beat the Falcons, who were 2 1/2-point favorites, on Jan. 13. Watch the video above to see...

9:53 PM Saturday, Feb. 03, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles are underdogs again Sunday in the Super Bowl. It's a role they have embraced so much that some players have taken to wearing latex dogs masks on the field right after winning their first two playoff games. It started when they beat the Falcons, who were 2 1/2-point favorites, on Jan. 13. Watch the video above to see...
Watch: Former Braves standouts are still free agents
 Need a 240-game winner? An infielder with 2,026 career hits? A Cy Young Award winner? How about an outfielder who had 33 steals last season?  Those are the stats on the resumes of 14 former Braves standouts who are still free agents as spring training approaches. Watch the video above to see which ex-Braves are still looking for a job...

1:43 AM Saturday, Feb. 03, 2018

Need a 240-game winner? An infielder with 2,026 career hits? A Cy Young Award winner? How about an outfielder who had 33 steals last season?  Those are the stats on the resumes of 14 former Braves standouts who are still free agents as spring training approaches. Watch the video above to see which ex-Braves are still looking for a job...
Watch: For Chipper Jones, the swing was the thing
 For 19 years, Braves fans watched Chipper Jones. They saw his clutch game-winning hits, some slick plays at third base, and his Hall of Fame smile. But what Braves fans may remember most about Jones was his smooth swing. Remarkably, it came from both sides of the plate too. The swing produced 2,726 hits, 468 home runs, and a .303 career batting...

7:49 PM Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

For 19 years, Braves fans watched Chipper Jones. They saw his clutch game-winning hits, some slick plays at third base, and his Hall of Fame smile. But what Braves fans may remember most about Jones was his smooth swing. Remarkably, it came from both sides of the plate too. The swing produced 2,726 hits, 468 home runs, and a .303 career batting...
New York tabloid pays respect to Chipper Jones -- grudgingly 
 Braves great Chipper Jones was the player New York fans loved to hate. And hated to love. But they probably did both.  During games against the Mets, the crowd at Shea Stadium would often chant “Larry, Larry” in reference to the third baseman’s first name. > More:   Chipper Jones shows his Hall of...

3:42 AM Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Braves great Chipper Jones was the player New York fans loved to hate. And hated to love. But they probably did both.  During games against the Mets, the crowd at Shea Stadium would often chant “Larry, Larry” in reference to the third baseman’s first name. > More:   Chipper Jones shows his Hall of...