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                                                                   Wednesday 18 May 2016

                                      BOLT OF

Atlanta Braves manager Fredi         OKC storms back stun Golden State in Game 1
Gonzalez (33) looks on from
the dugout in the second                                                     Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks against
inning of a baseball game                                                    the Golden State Warriors during the second half of Game 1 of
against the Philadelphia Phil-                                               the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif.,
lies , Tuesday, May 10, 2016,                                                Monday, May 16, 2016. The Thunder won 108-102.
in Atlanta.
                                                                                                                                                      Associated Press
                   Associated Press                                                                                                                                Page 19

   The Braves
 fire manager
Fredi Gonzalez

ATLANTA (AP) -- No matter
the modest expectations
from outside the team, At-
lanta Braves management
didn’t expect a rebuilding
year to produce the worst
record in the majors.
So with the team bottom-
ing out, the Braves Tuesday
fired manager Fredi Gon-
Atlanta is in the midst of a
dismal start that failed to
meet even the lowered ex-
pectations of a rebuilding
year, so Gonzalez felt the
brunt of the disappoint-
ment and was sent pack-
ing in his sixth season.
The Braves, who play at
Pittsburgh on Tuesday
night, have lost two straight
and eight of 10. They have
baseball’s worst record at
9-28 and already are 13 ½
games out of first place in
the NL East.
Brian Snitker, who has been
manager of the Braves’ Tri-
ple-A Gwinnett team, will
move up as interim man-

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