755 Is Real: A show about the Atlanta...

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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Braves Mike Soroka joins to talk rehab, return...
Mike Soroka joins David and Eric to discuss his rehab and eventual return to the Braves rotation. Plus, Mike shares his thoughts on Kyle Wright, Spencer Strider, and the World Series run.
56 min
2
William Contreras' future with Braves, Josh Don...
William Contreras continues to shine for Atlanta. The guys react to the Josh Donaldson situation. Plus, outfield defense struggles and more.
38 min
3
Michael Harris & prospect expectations + Davids...
Atlanta flashed a few bright spots vs. Milwaukee in the form of Tucker Davidson and Marcell Ozuna. Plus, chatting prospect expectations and extra innings.
56 min
4
Braves' defense, RISP woes, can Atlanta right t...
Atlanta finds themselves facing defensive and offensive issues. Can they overcome them? Plus, an update on Ronald Acuna Jr.'s health.
56 min
5
Will Orlando Arcia's walk-off spark the Braves ...
Could Orlando Arcia's walk-off home run finally help Atlanta shake the grasp of their slow start to '22? Plus, how Jackson Stephens' determination landed him a spot with the Braves.
60 min
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Future of Sports Pt. 2
19 min
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Future of Sports Pt. 1
22 min
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Snitker's patience amid adversity, Vaughn Griss...
David and Eric answer subscriber questions in The Athletic app.
51 min
9
Acuna's 400-plus-ft homers highlight big series...
Ronald Acuna Jr. flashed his brilliance versus Milwaukee. Why is Tyler Matzek stumbling early in 2022? Plus, a look at Morton, Fried, Strider, and more.
56 min
10
Braves salvage series split in New York, what's...
54 min
11
Could Michael Harris debut this season, Dansby ...
Could the Braves call up Michael Harris this season? Is Spencer Strider a candidate for a starting role, and a sticky-stuff, new ball compromise.
42 min
12
Dale Murphy on Ronald Acuna's return, Portland ...
David and Dale Murphy chat Braves baseball, including Ronald Acuna Jr.'s return!
66 min
13
Braves left field options, Eddie Rosario's inju...
David and Eric answer listener questions in a live room edition of the podcast.
29 min
14
Kyle Wright's emergence, Acuna nearing return &...
David and Eric kibbitz about Kyle Wright's leap, Acuna making his way back from injury, and Ozzie Albies' hot bat.
46 min
15
Braves-Dodgers series takeaways, Matt Olson tra...
David and Eric share their takeaways from the Dodgers series. Plus, a look at how the prospects traded for Matt Olson are performing.
42 min
16
Why don't key relievers enter games earlier, is...
David and Eric answer 755 Is Real fans' questions in real-time on The Athletic app.
33 min
17
Freddie Freeman vs. the Braves, May target retu...
David and Eric breakdown Atlanta's series in San Diego. Plus, Freddie Freeman takes on his former club, and Ronal Acuna is on track to return in May.
47 min
18
Homestand Highlights: Bryce Elder's debut, Ozun...
David and Eric pinpoint the most promising developments from the Braves through their seven-game homestand. Plus, have the baseballs changed again?
51 min
19
Spencer Strider shines, Matt Olson's hot start ...
David and Eric discuss encouraging signs they saw in the Braves opening series of 2022.
54 min
20
2022 MLB Season Predictions: AL/NL MVPs, Cy You...
David and Eric preview the 2022 MLB season.
41 min
21
Which Braves player will surprise us in 2022, F...
David and Eric answer listener questions.
73 min
22
Is this the best Braves bullpen ever? Ranking M...
David and Eric discuss the Braves' bullpen, and the guys take a look at the league's projected rotations & starting lineups.
53 min
23
Braves land Kenley Jansen & Freddie Freeman to ...
David and Eric react to the Braves signing Kenley Jansen. Plus, Freddie Freeman is now a Los Angeles Dodger.
47 min
24
Braves acquire Matt Olson in trade with Oakland...
David and Eric react to Atlanta trading for Matt Olson.
57 min
25
Andruw Jones chats World Series title; Braves' ...
David and Eric welcome Andruw Jones to the podcast!
82 min
26
Scott Boras joins to chat Minor League improvem...
David and Eric welcome Scott Boras to 755 Is Real!
54 min
27
Braves mid-lockout update: Freeman latest; Hall...
David and Eric return from their hiatus to chat about the latest from Freddie Freeman's contract situation, Hall of Fame announcement, and a look ahead to Atlanta's contract/FA ongoings.
87 min
28
Dale Murphy joins to chat Freddie Freeman's fut...
David and Eric welcome Dale Murphy to the podcast.
88 min
29
Michael Kelly, actor & Braves super fan, shares...
David and Eric welcome actor and Braves super fan Michael Kelly to the podcast!
82 min
30
Comparing Freddie's & Chipper's careers; Anthop...
David, Eric, and Kelly Johnson confab all things Braves.
104 min
31
The Atlanta Braves are World Series Champions! ...
David, Eric, and Peter Moylan breakdown Atlanta's first World Series title in over a quarter of a century!
59 min
32
Braves up 3-2 in the World Series; it's time to...
David and Eric recap World Series game five and discuss game six.
59 min
33
Charlie Morton's perseverance; Soler, Wright's ...
David and Eric recap game one and two of the World Series, and preview games three and beyond.
41 min
34
Braves are World Series bound!: Rosario makes h...
David and Eric celebrate Atlanta's NLCS win over the Dodgers by breaking down the six-game set. Plus, a look ahead to the World Series.
62 min
35
The Braves are a win away from the World Series...
David and Eric look ahead to NLCS game six, and recap the Braves' game five loss.
46 min
36
Braves up 2-0 in NLCS; Dodgers' questionable bu...
David and Eric react to the Braves' 2-0 NLCS lead.
53 min
37
Braves-Dodgers NLCS preview
David and Eric preview the Braves-Dodgers NLCS.
36 min
38
Braves advance to NLCS: Freeman stuns Hader wit...
David and Eric react to Atlanta vanquishing the Brewers to advance to the NLCS.
79 min
39
Is Max Fried baseball's best pitcher? NLDS game...
David and Eric marvel at Max Fried's stellar play and look ahead to NLDS game three.
63 min
40
Braves-Brewers Breakdown: Yelich's struggles; p...
David, Eric, and The Athletic's Will Sammon preview Braves-Brewers NLDS.
49 min
41
Biggest playoff storylines + is Ron Washington ...
David and Eric discuss key storylines entering the MLB Playoff. Plus, is Ron Washington a managerial candidate? Can Atlanta afford to lose him?
61 min
42
Braves clinch 4th straight NL East title & Brew...
David and Eric react to Atlanta earning its fourth straight division title.
60 min
43
Braves power past Padres -- Phillies, NL East t...
David and Eric recap Atlanta's series sweep of the Padres, and looks ahead to a crucial series versus Philadelphia.
62 min
44
Max Fried's pitching like an ace; Ozzie Albies ...
David and Eric recap Atlanta's four-game stint in Arizona, including Ozzie Albies' record-setting home run and RBI. Max Fried is almost an ace; Jacob Webb struggles, and a look at the Padres series.
47 min
45
Why is Freeman such a hard worker? Rosario hits...
David and Eric discuss the Braves' expectation that players play in every game. Is competing in 160+ games more injurious than beneficial? Plus, Rosario hits for the cycle and Fried is dealing.
68 min
46
Braves face their toughest stretch of '21 & ala...
David and Eric preview Atlanta's toughest part of their 2021 schedule. Plus, late and close ineffectiveness still haunts ATL, and what to do with Touki?
49 min
47
Can the Braves keep their NL East lead? Playoff...
David and Eric chat about Atlanta's upcoming road trip; what the club's playoff rotation could look like; pitch sequencing, and more!
48 min
48
Joctober's come early; Ozuna update & Vogt of c...
David and Eric react to the Braves' home-series win against the Nationals. Plus, Joc Pederson's impact; an Adam Duvall extension (?), and a Marcell Ozuna update.
41 min
49
Charlie Morton extended by Braves; Rockies reca...
David and Eric discuss Charlie Morton's extension with the Braves. Plus, Atlanta takes two-of-four games in Colorado, and the guys talk about future HOF bats in their prime.
43 min
50
Bullpen decisions and trying to salvage the Wes...
47 min
51
Riley's MVP case; Mets-ing it up; Smyly's strug...
David and Eric chat Austin Riley's MVP candidacy; Atlanta's west coast trip; the Mets Mets-ing things up; Drew Smyly's woes, and more!
51 min
52
Braves-Giants collide; Gabe Kapler's growth & N...
David and Andrew Baggarly discuss the San Francisco Giants' unexpected season ahead of their matchup against Atlanta.
42 min
53
Braves-Yankees clash; Trevor Bauer investigatio...
David and Britt Ghiroli discuss the ongoing investigation into Trevor Bauer; Braves-Yankees series, and MLB power rankings.
42 min
54
Braves extend Travis d'Arnaud; Freeman's cycle ...
David and Kelly Johnson react to Travis d'Arnaud and the Braves agreeing to a two-year contract extension. Plus, Freddie Freeman hits for the cycle.
33 min
55
Braves claim NL East lead; baseball's best infi...
David and Gabe Burns react to Atlanta achieving first place in the NL East.
71 min
56
Georgia native Maria Torres joins the show to t...
50 min
57
Can the Braves win the NL East; invaluable Char...
David and Eno Sarris discuss if Atlanta is a contender for the NL East crown. Plus, Joey Votto's erudite game; Charlie Morton's greatest strength, and will Atlanta re-sign Freddie Freeman?
49 min
58
Braves cross .500 for the first time in 2021; C...
David and Eric parse the Braves series sweep of the Cardinals.
51 min
59
Braves' new faces contribute in Brewers series;...
David and Eric review the Brewers series and focus on the outings from Atlanta's trade deadline acquisitions. Plus, RISP woes and Soler's bat.
62 min
60
Braves make last-second trade deadline moves, l...
DOB and EOF react to the Braves' trade deadline moves.
29 min
61
Kyle Muller & Touki Toussaint are dealing; Fred...
David and Eric discuss Kyle Muller and Touki Toussaint's growth. Plus, Dansby and Freeman find their swings, and the 'worst call ever', 10 years later.
39 min
62
Hunting for 'Joctober', Braves' critical stretc...
David and Eric look ahead to a critical stretch in Atlanta's schedule, and recap events from the Rays series.
45 min
63
Braves acquire Joc Pederson; team's biggest dea...
David and Eric react to Atlanta acquiring Joc Pederson from the Chicago Cubs.
39 min
64
Who will replace Acuna? Alonso dominates HR Der...
David and Eric react to the MLB Home Run Derby, Ronald Acuna Jr.'s season-ending injury, the Braves first-round draft pick, and more!
48 min
65
Eric's MLB Draft stories; ASG break thoughts & ...
David and Eric look ahead to the All-Star break and MLB Draft, plus Eric shares some memories from his draft class.
35 min
66
Full ASG rosters; Max Fried's dream-like walk-o...
David and Eric recap the weekend action against the Marlins, including Max Fried's walk-off hit. Can Atlanta improve its win percentage above .500 before the All-Star break, and reacting to All-Star rosters.
47 min
67
Braves throttle Mets 20-2; Acuna, Freeman ASG s...
David and former Braves utility man, Kelly Johnson, discuss All-Star Game participants, including Acuna and Freeman. Atlanta's drubbing of the Mets + is Ozzie Albies a dark horse NL MVP candidate?
58 min
68
Mike Soroka re-tears Achilles; will Acuna play ...
David and Eric react to Mike Soroka re-tearing his Achilles. Will Ronald Acuna Jr. participate in the Home Run Derby? Plus, potential Braves trades.
61 min
69
NL East temp check; bouncing between minors, ma...
David and Eric discuss the current state of the NL East. Some players strain from being moved from the minors to majors repeatedly, and Jesse Chavez talk Atlanta's culture.
57 min
70
Acuna Jr.'s homers clinches wins vs. Cardinals,...
David and Eric react to Acuna's home runs, which were the lone runs scored in wins versus St. Louis and New York. Plus, Ian Anderson's five scoreless innings and Kyle Muller's memorable day.
67 min
71
Snitker's frustration mounts in Red Sox loss; b...
David and Eric react to Atlanta's series loss against Boston. The duo parse Brian Snitker's comments; reflect on bullpen turnover, and discuss foreign substances.
61 min
72
Intersection of old/new school approaches to ba...
David and Eric welcome former Brave Kelly Johnson to chat about all things Atlanta Braves and baseball.
82 min
73
Braves avenge NLCS loss to Dodgers; how will Sh...
David and Eric react to Atlanta's series win over the Dodgers.
70 min
74
Previewing NLCS rematch vs. Dodgers; Tucker Dav...
David and Eric preview Atlanta's weekend series against Los Angeles, a rematch of 2020's NLCS.
68 min
75
What will happen next with Marcell Ozuna and th...
David and Eric react to Marcell Ozuna's arrest on domestic violence charges.
54 min
76
Who will replace Ozuna? Braves trade, call-up o...
David and Eric discuss names who could fill Marcell Ozuna's shoes while his broken fingers recover. Plus, scoring and offense in MLB is in short supply. Why is that and how can it be fixed?
38 min
77
Braves rewrite history in 20-run game, Austin R...
David and Eric react to Atlanta's record-setting night. The two also discuss Austin Riley's development, Ronald Acuna's slump, and Brian Snitker's willingness to let the kids play.
69 min
78
Contreras' development dazzles, Morton's spin r...
David and Eric welcome Braves pitcher, Luke Jackson, to the show.
53 min
79
Braves' bullpen usage called into question, nea...
David and Eric present their takeaways from Atlanta's series win over Milwaukee. Plus, Sunday's near-comeback win, Riley, Freeman hitting their strides & bullpen usage questioned.
62 min
80
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business St...
21 min
81
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business St...
16 min
82
Bonus Episode: The Athletic’s Small Business St...
16 min
83
Soroka's setback, Acuna's injury, Morton's inco...
David and Eric sort through a bevy of bad news for Atlanta.
41 min
84
Ynoa's All-Star bid, Shane Greene returns, Fred...
David and Eric ponder the no-hitter phenomena sweeping the league. Plus, Kung Fu Panda does it again, Freddie is shirking his slump, Shane Greene returns & Huascar Ynoa continues to excel.
60 min
85
Where will Pujols land? Sweeping the Nats; medi...
David and Eric react to Albert Pujols being DFA'd by the Angels. Plus, the duo dissect the biggest takeaways from the Braves-Nationals series.
79 min
86
Good news/bad news; Braves' catcher situation &...
Dave and Eric discuss Atlanta's good and bad news. Plus, what's outlook at catcher, the Braves boast the league's worst team ERA & are we concerned about Freddie's extension?
83 min
87
Braves' roster moves, Ozuna's rocket, Riley's r...
David and Eric unpack Atlanta's roster moves, the club's offensive uptick, Marcell Ozuna's homer and Austin Riley's hot bat.
83 min
88
Dansby's sage & the game's superstitions, disma...
David and Eric recap the Atlanta-Arizona weekend series, including Madison Bumgarner's no-hitter. Plus, the Braves rebound from its cold stretch to win at home.
59 min
89
Ian Anderson delivers a gem, Ehire Adrianza's v...
David and Eric discuss Ronald Acuna's and other Braves' injuries. Plus, Ian Anderson's solid outing lifts ATL over New York, and Ehire Adrianza flashes his versatility.
63 min
90
Heredia's home run shower, most surprising earl...
David and Eric react to Atlanta's series win over the Cubs, and discuss teams who are off to surprising starts as well as Sean Kazmar Jr.'s return to the league.
69 min
91
Panda powers to historic start, Acuna for MVP(?...
Daivd and Eric react to Atlanta's walk-off win over the Marlins, Pablo Sandoval's history start, Ronald Acuna Jr.'s next-level play and more.
59 min
92
"Embarrassing" replay controversy & should it b...
David and Eric react to Atlanta's controversial loss to Philadelphia on Sunday, and debate if it's time to abolish or overhaul MLB's replay capabilities.
43 min
93
Kung Fu Panda pops homers, Newcomb channels int...
David and Eric react to three surprising Braves performances.
65 min
94
Phillies sweep Bravos, concern for Chris Martin...
David and Eric react to the Atlanta Braves' season-opening series against Philadelphia. The guys also make note of other league-wide developments, and share their season predictions.
86 min
95
Braves 2021 Season Preview
David and Eric preview the Braves' season.
77 min
96
Wright, Webb optioned, Riley's "grown-man" home...
David and Eric look at Sports Illustrated's World Series prediction; Kyle Wright and Jacob Webb being optioned to Atlanta's alternate site, and more!
57 min
97
Experimental rules, Touki's talent teases & Mic...
David and Eric tap into Braves Spring Training storylines, including: Touki Toussaint and Kyle Wright's mixed bag, Drew Smyly, and Michael Harris.
81 min
98
First impressions from Braves Spring Training
David and Eric share their first impressions from Braves Spring Training.
74 min
99
Spring Training preview, bullpen breakdown & Ke...
David and Eric welcome new Australian Baseball League champion, Peter Moylan, to the show.
75 min
100
Braves re-sign Marcell Ozuna, hitting consultan...
David and Eric react to Marcell Ozuna re-signing with Atlanta. Plus, Chipper Jones joins Atlanta as a hitting consultant, and the guys deep dive into MLB's health protocols.
117 min