There was a point this offseason when young Braves pitching star Tommy Hanson was fed up and talked about leaving Atlanta.
Fed up with the weather, that is.
And talking — only half-seriously, we gather — about going home to Southern California to get away from Atlanta’s near-record rain in November-December.
“I was joking that if it rains one more day, I’m out of here,” Hanson said of a conversation he had with roommates, Kris Medlen – a fellow Southern Californian — and Braves minor league pitcher Ryne Reynoso.
“I couldn’t take it,” Hanson said. “Then after it stopped raining, it got cold and everything froze.”
But the towering redhead stuck it out and had a good time in his first offseason in Atlanta, where he shares a Buckhead hi-rise apartment with Medlen and Reynoso. Last week you might have caught Hanson live on the MLB Network in their studio. They flew him up to New York for an overnight trip just to