New manager, the same result for the Braves who lost to the Pirates Tuesday 12-9 to continue their worst start in franchise history. John mentioned the email that Fredi got about his plane the night before Hugh said, “It was bad how that happened.”

It was the first game on the bench for interim manager Brian Snitker, who saw his team fall into an early 9-nothing deficit. It all came hours after the messy firing of Fredi Gonzalez Tuesday with the AJC reporting Gonzalez was sent a ticket for a commercial flight home before being notified of his termination.  Gonzalez had a .512 winning percentage in five-plus Atlanta seasons.

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A blowout started the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night, with the Cavs routing the Raptors 115-84 in a game they led by as much as 35.  Kyrie Irving had 27 points.  Tonight is Game Two of the West Finals with the Warriors hosting the Thunder.

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In other NBA news Tuesday the Philadelphia 76ers won the Draft Lottery and will pick first overall next month.  The Lakers are picking second and the Celtics will select third.  The Hawks currently hold the 21st overall pick.

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