Hanson offers bright outlook for Braves

Rookie pitched superbly for Atlanta in August, hopes to continue it in September

Originally Published: September 1, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Tommy Hanson and Kris Medlen, best friends and rookie teammates on the Atlanta Braves' pitching staff, have a classic Mutt and Jeff thing going. Hanson stands a rangy 6-foot-6, with red hair and an unassuming demeanor. Medlen, 5-foot-10, is a born talker and a bundle of frenetic energy. The life of the party, you might say.

As yet another September dress-up day approaches, some people around the Braves are lobbying rookie initiation chairman Chipper Jones to go with Rocky and Bullwinkle ...

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