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Abner Lope

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Born in Norfolk, VA in 1966, the son of immigrant parents and a military father. Have lived in greater Atlanta, GA since 1984 with the exception of 1993 when I lived in Wisconsin. A remarried widower with 2 sons.

An artist by trade, but looking to do more with Communications degree like writing and speaking.

A huge baseball fan, particularly of the Atlanta Braves. Fell in love with baseball through the 1975 World Series. Favorite players: Christy Mathewson, Carl Hubbell, Sandy Koufax, Tony Perez, Hank Aaron, Dale Murphy, Rafael Belliard, Steve Avery, Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux.

I have played the following sports competitively: softball, soccer and tennis.

My dream retirement is to get back to being by the ocean and to spend my last days with my wife on the beach, body boarding at high tide, eating fresh seafood and watching the Braves on TV.

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  • Keith Schlosser posted 1896 days ago

    Keith Schlosser

    In wake of the ALCS, please check out my interview with the former Yankee and Angel, the truly inspirational, Jim Abbott!

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/272194-inspirational-words-from-former-yank-and-angel

  • Mike Kent posted 2043 days ago

    Mike  Kent

    I just ranked MLB's starting rotations, PLZ let me know what you think.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/180569-ranking-starting-rotations-30-1

  • Zachary Habner posted 2053 days ago

    Zachary Habner

    Thank you for reading my article.

    I appreciate your insight and I hope you can continue to read my other articles.

  • Mike Kent posted 2082 days ago

    Mike  Kent

    The Phillies and Mets are behind in the NL East, do you think that the Washington Nationals are the reason?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/155286-dont-worry-mets-and-phillies-you-will-get-to-play-washington-too

  • Cody Swartz posted 2087 days ago

    Cody Swartz

    The home run record is quite possibly the most sacred record in all of sports. Thirty-five years ago today, Hank Aaron overtook Babe Ruth for sole possession of the home run record, doing so without the aid of any performance-enhancing drugs.

    Since that day, the record has been broken by Barry Bonds, in what has been a controversial process for the game of baseball. I thought I would pay a tribute to Aaron, one of the greatest baseball players who ever lived, and as classy of a man as they get.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/152761-a-tribute-to-hammerin-hank-revisiting-the-home-run-record-years-later

  • Mike Kent posted 2094 days ago

    Mike  Kent

    Who do you think will be the NL MVP? PLZ let me know

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/147954-here-is-you-2009-nl-mvp-prince-fielder

  • Edmon posted 2121 days ago

    Edmon

    Thanks for your comment. I think Chipper is a first ballot Hall of Famer, but with Dale Murphy not in, I don't know what to think. I'm hoping for a better year from the Braves than the last few.

  • KP Wee posted 2133 days ago

    KP Wee

    Abner, thanks for commenting on my Braves article yesterday. Now there's a rude NYer who commented on the article and trashed the Braves. Should I just ignore him? :-(

  • J. Michael Morris posted 2143 days ago

    J. Michael Morris

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/122082-alex-rodriguez-admits-nothing-we-didnt-already-know

  • Louis Sklenarik posted 2227 days ago

    Louis Sklenarik

    hey man thanks for the comment. as for your question, i think no doubt that if the yanks dont make the postseason this year, the guy is canned. of course this depends on who the yanks reel in this offseason, but none the less, if the yanks dont make it, girardi is toast

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