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UCC Visitors' Centre is the central hub for information and knowledge. They are the storytellers of UCC and bring the history and culture of UCC to life so that everyone, students and visitors alike, can immerse themselves and experience all that UCC has to offer.

Join a guided walking tour and become immersed in the fascinating history of University College Cork. The tour is historical and cultural in nature and includes a visit to, the Aula Maxima, Queen Victoria Statue, President's Garden, Ogham Stone Collection, the Main Quadrangle, University College Gardens, Honan Chapel, the Crawford Observatory and and the University Mace at Visitor Services. The tour also tells the story of George Boole, UCC's first Professor of Maths and founder of Boolean Logic.

No tours operate during public holidays, including all bank holidays, and Good Friday to Easter Monday each year. Tours operate seven days a week. No booking is required. Private group tours are available on request.

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University College Cork, a beacon of education and history, stands proudly as an embodiment of Ireland’s rich cultural heritage. Founded in the midst of the Great Irish Famine in 1849, UCC has evolved into a prestigious institution, renowned globally for its academic excellence and ranked within the top 1.1% of universities in the world. The campus, a harmonious blend of historic charm and modern innovation, welcomes thousands of students from over 110 countries, highlighting its international appeal.

The architectural grandeur of UCC unfolds in its Gothic and Hiberno-Romanesque structures. A walk through the campus reveals an array of fascinating buildings and features. The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, a centerpiece of contemporary art, offers a diverse range of exhibitions, showcasing cutting-edge photography, painting, and sculpture. The Main Quadrangle, adorned with the Stone Corridor, echoes the stories of the past with its ancient Ogam Stones, attracting both history enthusiasts and casual visitors alike.

One of the campus’s most significant attractions is the Crawford Observatory, an emblem of UCC’s commitment to scientific inquiry. Nearby, the Honan Chapel stands as a testament to artistic splendor, with its exquisite stained-glass windows crafted by the renowned Harry Clarke. The university also boasts a sprawling 50-acre main campus, featuring a rich arboretum home to over 2,500 trees, including rarities like the Wollemia nobilis and California Redwoods.

For visitors seeking to delve deeper into UCC’s history and culture, guided tours are available. These tours provide an immersive experience, covering key locations such as the Aula Maxima, University Gardens, and the refurbished Crawford Observatory. The story of George Boole, UCC’s first Professor of Mathematics and the founder of Boolean Logic, is also a highlight, offering insights into the university’s influential academic figures.

Practical information for visitors is readily available, with the Visitor Services open from Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm, and Sunday, 11am to 5pm. The tours, emphasizing UCC’s historical and cultural significance, operate outside of public holidays and offer a comprehensive view of the university’s landmarks.

For art enthusiasts, the Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a must-visit. Open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, 2pm to 5pm, the gallery’s innovative programs and exhibitions make it a cultural hub within the university. While admission is free, a suggested donation helps support the gallery’s initiatives.

Visitors to UCC are encouraged to explore beyond the academic confines. The university’s proximity to Cork City allows for a seamless integration of campus visits with city exploration, offering a complete cultural experience. Special events and exhibitions frequently held at UCC provide additional allure, inviting visitors to partake in the university’s vibrant community life.

In summary, a visit to University College Cork is not merely an exploration of an educational institution; it’s a journey through Ireland’s historical evolution, architectural beauty, and cultural richness.

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UCC Visitors’ Centre is located centrally in the North Wing of University College Cork's (UCC) main quadrangle – the cultural and historical heart of campus.

Join a guide-led tour and become immersed in the rich history of University College Cork.

Tours include a visit to UCC’s Honan Chapel, the President’s Garden – once hidden by high stone walls - and the Crawford Observatory.

Visitors will love UCC’s Ogham Stone collection; ancient quarried slabs of stone illustrating an early coded form of the Irish language.

Experience 19th century Ireland – ravaged by The Great Famine, with UCC’s ‘Án Bothán’ – a replica of a famine cabin or ‘mud hut’, inhabited by Ireland’s poorest families.

Browse through UCC official branded merchandise at the UCC Visitors’ Centre store – the Visitors’ Centre offers a bespoke merchandise manufacturing service.

For more information on UCC Visitors’ Centre or to book your next historical and cultural tour of UCC, visit www.ucc.ie, email [email protected] or call +353 (0) 21 490 1876 – we look forward to hearing from you.

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UCC Arboretum Tour

Join us for a guided tree tour at the UCC Arboretum as part of the Cork Lifelong Learning Festival! We will meet at the UCC Western Road main entrance gate on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 11:30 AM. This in-person experience offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the diverse collection of trees that call this arboretum home. During the tour, our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights about the various species and their significance, ensuring an enriching educational experience for all participants. This event involves a slow-paced walk around the arboretum, which is wheelchair accessible. There are slight inclines at times. Don't miss this chance to reconnect with nature and expand your knowledge. This event is free to attend and all are welcome. 

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All tours are in English and suitable for ages 11+. All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact us in advance at [email protected] so that we can make arrangements for you to join the tour. 

Highlights guided tours – 30 minutes

If you are short on time, join us for a 30 minute highlights tour of the College OR the Cathedral.

Tickets: £14 in advance/£16 on the day 

Tickets will be released online each Friday (c.10am) for the following week . Additional tours may be added on an ad-hoc basis. Tickets may also be purchased at our Visitor Centre, subject to availability.

Explore the College/Cathedral on a multimedia tour for the reduced price of £10 before or after your guided tour. Add tickets for one of our 30-minute guided tours and a multimedia tour to your basket and the discount will be automatically applied at the checkout. 

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Tickets: £24 in advance/£26 on the day 

Tickets will be released online each Friday (c. 10am) for the following week . Additional tours may be added on an ad hoc basis. Tickets may also be purchased at our Visitor Centre, subject to availability. 

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Cathedral architecture guided tour

Tickets: £24 in advance/ £26 on the day

This 60-minute tour offers a journey through centuries of architectural development, from the Norman construction of the Priory of St Frideswide in the 12th century, through the emergence of Gothic architecture, to the remodelling of the Cathedral by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the 19th century. 

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Cathedral stained glass guided tour

This 60-minute tour offers a journey through the Cathedral’s rich stained glass heritage, starting with early 14th century gems such as the ‘Becket Window’, through a period when ‘painted’ glass was in fashion in the 17th century, to the Victorians and the exquisite legacy left by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Edward Burne-Jones. 

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We can accommodate up to 16 people per tour guide. 30 minute tour = £14 per person, 60 minute tour = £24 per person. The minimum charge for a 30 minute tour is £140, and for a 60-minute tour is £240. 

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These tours provide an overview of the unique architectural setting of the gallery and an insight into the ideas and context of the current exhibition and artworks on display.  

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Discover the current  exhibition  by focusing on specific artists and artworks on display. 

Architecture Tour

An introduction to O'Donnell + Tuomey's award-winning  architecture  of the building. This tour demonstrates how the architectural design and engineering of the Glucksman facilitates functional and environmental concerns. 

Leaving Cert Tour 

This tour uses the specifications of the National Curriculum Leaving Certificate to enhance an understanding of curatorial display in art exhibitions.

UCC Art Collection Tour

A wonderful exploration of the historic UCC campus, this tour guides around artworks from the  UCC Art Collection  sited across campus.      

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Guided tours cost €60 for a group of up to 25 people. Tours must be booked at least one week in advance, contact  [email protected] .

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From Seed to Cup

Experience a tour that brings you the finest Kona coffee grown on the Big Island of Hawaii. Delight in the rich aroma and uncover the secrets behind its deep flavor.

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Explore our scenic coffee fields at your leisure. Guided Tours Available: Dive deeper into coffee culture with expert-led tours. Book below! Open Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Closed on New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, & Christmas Day 75-5568 Mamalahoa Highway, Holualoa, HI 96725

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Explore UCC's vast estate with over 18,000 coffee trees spanning 35 acres, nestled 1500 feet above sea level at the foot of Mt. Hualalai on Hawaii's Big Island. Just a 30-minute drive from Kona International Airport, our plantation invites you to immerse yourself in the essence of Hawaii's coffee country.

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Grown on fertile volcanic soil, our beans are hand-harvested at peak ripeness, ensuring vibrant flavor. Cherries are transported to our processing facility for careful handling.

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Our expert roasters undergo rigorous training to master their craft, utilizing their wealth of knowledge and experience to achieve the highest quality roasts that elevate the flavors of Kona coffee to perfection.

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UCC Hawaii's Kona coffee, available as whole bean or ground, undergoes a unique grinding process with our Crack-u-later device to preserve freshness. Vacuum-packed and topped with nitrogen gas, each bag ensures a fresh aroma and taste for your brewing pleasure at home.

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UCC Hawaii Estate Tour (with staff guidance) - English Tour

Learn How the Finest Kona Coffee is Grown Tour our beautiful 35-acre Kona Coffee Estate, just north of Holualoa Village, with breathtaking views of Kailua-Kona village and Kailua Bay. Our self-guided estate tour provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about how coffee is grown in Kona. Sample our Estate grown coffee and shop for unique and interesting gifts made on the islands. UCC Hawaii Coffee Estate staff will take you on a tour of the farm. <Reservations required > Self-guide Tour are Free and no reservations are required. Guests are free to visit the estate and walk around the farm during the estate's business hour.

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Craft your favorite coffee roast with UCC’s unique ROASTMASTER TOUR™ (Include Estate Tour) - English Tour

Experience the art of coffee roasting as you craft your very own exclusive coffee on our Roastmaster Tour™. Our skilled roasting professional will be by your side, guiding you through the roasting process, ensuring a delightful and unique coffee to enjoy at home. You will also create your custom coffee label, making your signature coffee truly one of a kind. The bags of coffee you create will be cherished mementos from your Hawaii vacation or thoughtful gifts for your friends and family. Your tour includes ½ pound (two 4 oz. bags) of 100% pure Kona coffee with personalized labels. Your coffee can be whole bean or ground on site. Include Estate Tour with same staff guidance.

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Limited Season! Learn all about Kona coffee from harvest to processing on this harvesting experience tour! After visiting our farm overlooking the town of Kona on the Kona coast, you will harvest red Kona coffee cherries by hand in a 10-minute picking experience. This tour is only available during the harvest season. Event Period; late July to early December (depending on the climate)

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The parish of Christ Church Bytown was established in 1832 on unceded Algonquin territory. In 1872, architect King Arnoldi completed construction of a bigger church in the English Gothic style to harmonize with the new Parliament buildings. Named the Cathedral of the Diocese in 1897, it continues to nurture faith in creative and traditional ways, and is often used for ecumenical, interfaith and state events. 

The Cathedral offers soaring ceilings and pointed windows drawing attention heavenward while every line seems to point to the altar. In between, in small details and great windows, key aspects of the Christian story are told. 

Features include the bell tower, home to the 516-pound bronze bell cast for the original church in 1839. Celebrating the creation of Canada on July 1, 1867, the bell continues to ring for services today. The carved wooden reredos behind the altar reflects the motto of the Cathedral, “Come all who are weary and heavy laden.” 

The Chapel of Reconciliation includes the Cross of Nails and represents the call to reconciliation with God, between people, and with the created order. This chapel recognizes the Cathedral’s role as the Cathedral to the Anglican Military Ordinariate of the Canadian Forces. 

The magnificent “west” window, was commissioned to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the founding of Christ Church Bytown. Filling the lower portion of the window, crowds of people represent the diversity of the population served by Christ Church over the years. At the top, Christ the King holds the Cathedral safe in his arms. The Cathedral mice offer young and old a whimsical perspective from their unique hiding places.

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The Yuri A. Gagarin State Scientific Research-and-Testing Cosmonaut Training Center is a Russian training facility responsible for training cosmonauts for their space missions. It is in Star City of Moscow Oblast, a name which may refer to the facility itself or to its grounds. (Read more about Yury Gagarin Cosmonauts training center )

The secret Star City was built to train Soviet cosmonauts, including Yuri Gagarin, the 1st man in space. Many other famous Russian cosmonauts trained here with Gagarin: German Titov, Valentina Tereshkova, the first female cosmonaut, and Alexei Leonov, the first cosmonaut to exit the spaceship into space . The best facilities were built for them: the world’s largest centrifuge and hydro laboratory. Many cosmonauts from other countries (USA, Japan, Germany and many others) also have trained here together with Soviet Russian cosmonauts. On this Star (Space) City Tour you will see:

  • Models of Soyuz Soviet spacecraft 
  • World's largest centrifuge with an 18-meter radius 
  • Hydro laboratory, with the model of the International Space Station in water, which allows to simulate the weightlessness and many more

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Due to the security policy of the Centre, the guided tours are to be arranged in 50 days before the tour date. Last-minute arrangements are not available. 

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College tour season is about to kick off. Here are 10 tips from college tour guides to have a successful campus visit.

  • As spring starts, colleges around the country welcome parents and students to campus for tours. 
  • College tour guides want people to arrive on time, ask the right questions, and have fun.
  • They also recommend students take the tour on their own, without their parents.

Spring break is right around the corner, and for many high school students and their parents, that means many will be hitting the road to tour colleges around the country.

To make the most of your visit, Business Insider spoke with college students and tour guides. They know the campuses like the back of their hands, and they know how to walk backward.

Here are the dos and don'ts of college tours from student guides.

1. Get there with no time to spare, but don't be late

You won't get points for arriving early, so try to arrive on time. But if you do happen to arrive late , there's no need to worry.

"If something comes up and you are late, ask your guide what you missed once the tour finishes," Skyler Kawecki-Muonio, a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, told BI. "They will happily fill you in."

2. Dress to impress, but don't sacrifice comfort

It's important to look nice, but you don't have to don a jacket and tie. Tour-goers should put their best foot forward with a sturdy pair of walking shoes , and don't forget to dress for the weather.

"At Fairleigh Dickinson, tours go out rain or shine, so make sure to wear clothes that will keep you warm," Emily Bone, class of '25, said.

3. Don't forget to sign in, but skip the CV

Most schools have a check-in desk where you'll receive a campus map and other literature. But don't bother furnishing schools with your portfolio.

"Students can leave their resumes at home," Henry Millar, a senior at William & Mary, said. "Tour guides generally do not have any sway in the admissions process whatsoever, so feel free to save the paper."

4. Pay attention on the tour, but do it solo if possible

Some schools offer the option of letting parents and kids take separate tours, which has advantages.

"Get excited about your child's potential future in college, but give them some space to see what they think of that school on their own," Nathan Weisbrod, a junior at Wesleyan University, told BI.

Students can comfortably ask questions without a parent present and compare notes afterward.

5. Ask all your questions, but avoid personal interrogations

This is the time to inquire about any aspect of campus life , and don't feel shy about speaking up.

"Tour guides love getting questions because it allows us to cater the tour, especially in small groups, toward the needs and interests of the families on that specific tour," Halle Spataro, class of '24 at Bucknell University, said.

But some topics are off-limits, so don't ask your tour guide about their SAT/ACT scores or what they wrote about in their essay.

6. Speak up, but let the student take the lead

Parents may be tempted to raise their hand again and again, but this tour is about the student, so there should be space to let them shine.

"Try to take the backseat — or the passenger seat — but refrain from driving all of your child's interactions," Julian Jacklin, class of '25 at Reed College, said. "Students who feel they can own that experience usually ask the most questions and engage with the tour more."

7. Say thanks, but don't leave with questions unanswered

Maybe your guide didn't hear you, or your kid was reluctant to speak up. You can still get the information you want before leaving.

"There's a lot of information students are getting that day and a lot of excitement with being in a new place, which can make people forget to ask certain questions," Lorenzo Mars, a junior at Pepperdine University, said.

Therefore, get your tour guide's email address so that you can follow up afterward.

8. You may know exactly what school is right, but keep an open mind

Don't be surprised if a city-living kid is suddenly intrigued by a small-town setting.

"The college search and college experience are all about getting to know yourself better and growing, so on a tour, students have to trust themselves and their judgment of the 'world' they've just stepped into," Thomas Elias, class of '24 at University of Scranton, said.

9. Take in as much as you can, but remember to have fun

Sure, preparing for the next four years can be scary and stressful. But it's also an exciting milestone, so enjoy the ride.

"These tours serve as great opportunities to learn more about colleges — along with their cities, culture, and people," Connor Gee, a sophomore at the University of Mississippi, said. "Have fun with it!"

10. Weigh the pros and cons of the school, but don't stop there

Your tour may be over, but you can still learn other ways to immerse yourself in college life .

"See if the school offers additional experiences, like eating in the cafeteria or attending a class," Emily Balda, class of '24 at Seton Hall University, said. "Consider it 'food for thought.'"

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The 2024 Valorant Champions Tour Circuit: A Guide

  • Author: Gabby DeSena

While casuals come and go, professional VALORANT esports players never stop practicing – and a new goal has reinvigorated these teams to chase victory. Rosters are shifting, the meta is changing and a new Episode of VALORANT has coincided with the new year to shake everything up. The 2024 VALORANT Champions Tour circuit will soon begin and bring many memories, plot twists and impressive plays. 

Aspiring VALORANT Champions teams have a long and exciting road ahead of them – let’s follow along and examine the vital information about the 2024 VALORANT Champions Tour.

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Tournament format.

Teams first progress through several preliminary divisions to enter the final VALORANT Champions 2024 tournament. The first is VALORANT Challengers, a semi-pro league that pits the best teams from each geographic region against each other. The top Challengers team in each of the main VALORANT regions (EMEA, Pacific, Americas and China) will compete in Ascension, where the winners of each Ascension tournament gain the ability to participate in the following year’s pro VCT circuit.

Regions for VCT Challengers 2024

Meanwhile, RIOT has pre-approved ten teams from each VALORANT region within the existing pro circuit to compete. These are known as Partnered Teams and contain some of the top VALORANT players around the world. Partnered Teams duel it out in their Leagues until only the top three remain – these will continue to the Masters and Champions tournaments.

If International League teams do not qualify for VALORANT Champions 2024, all hope is not lost – they can enter the Last Chance qualifiers and attempt to earn the final Champions spots!

Game Changers , a RIOT-official tournament for women and marginalized genders aiming to progress VALORANT esports towards a co-ed future, also occurs during the 2024 season. Game Changers consists of periodic regional tournaments culminating in a Game Changers World Championship at the end of the year.

Important Dates

These are the dates to watch for as the valorant champions tour tournament progresses:.

  • January 15th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 East: Surge Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024 Portugal: Tempest Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024 Spain: Rising Split 1
  • January 20th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 France: Revolution Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024 Turkey: Birlik Split 1
  • January 24th: VALORANT Challengers Indonesia 2024: Split 1\
  • January 27th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 Italy: Rinascimento Split 1
  • January 31st: VALORANT Challengers Hong Kong and Taiwan 2024: Split 1
  • February 1st: VALORANT Challengers 2024: LAN Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024: LAS Split 1; VALORANT Challengers 2024 Northern Europe: Polaris Split 1
  • February 3rd: VALORANT Challengers Japan 2024: Split 1
  • February 10th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 DACH: Evolution Split 1
  • February 14th: VALORANT Challengers Brazil 2024: Split 1
  • February 17th: VALORANT Challengers 2024 MENA: Resilience Split 1 - GCC and Iraq; VALORANT Challengers 2024 MENA: Resilience Split 1 - Levant and North Africa; VALORANT Challengers Malaysia & Singapore 2024: Split 1
  • February 28th: VALORANT Challengers Korea 2024: Split 1
  • March 1st: VALORANT Challengers 2024 Spain: Rising Split 1 - Descent Phase
  • March 14th: VCT 2024: Masters Madrid
  • May 1st: VCT 2024: Masters Shanghai
  • May 15th: VALORANT Challengers Hong Kong and Taiwan 2024: Split 2
  • May 20th: VALORANT Challengers Japan 2024: Split 2
  • August 1st: VALORANT Champions 2024

What teams and rosters are competing in VCT 2024?

With many rosters shifting from 2023 to 2024, here’s an updated list of the Partnered Teams and their current rosters that will compete in the 2024 season.

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Although the 2024 season has just begun, teams are already restructuring and beginning practice. Most notably, C0M, Screwface and Boostio left Evil Geniuses on January 8th after a stellar 2023 season and VALORANT Champions victory. This shakeup and loss of a tried-and-true in-game leader, plus cohesive and skilled teammates, will majorly affect the team. IGL Boostio, who has joined 100 Thieves, is set to guide new teammates Asuna, bang, Cryocells and eeiu in the upcoming season. Meanwhile, Former Evil Geniuses teammate C0M has revealed a move to Argentinean powerhouse team Leviatán. Superstar Jett main Aspas has departed LOUD to join Leviatán as well.

VALORANT’s 2024 Champions Tour will be a wild ride. The new Outlaw weapon, major Killjoy and Deadlock changes and increased presence of Chinese teams promise a year of competition unlike any before. Stay tuned for further updates on the VALORANT Champions Tour circuit and the pro players who continue to inspire the VALORANT community. 

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Covering the bases on the Atlanta Braves: Chris Sale, Jesse Chavez and trade targets

Covering the bases on the Atlanta Braves: Chris Sale, Jesse Chavez and trade targets

Sean Murphy blasted a homer 449 feet during a rehab assignment that may have served as a warning shot for the rest of the league. The Atlanta Braves are 27-18 despite an offense that’s all jabs, no haymakers. What’s going to happen when the power flips back on? Let’s explore in this Braves briefing, where The Athletic’s  national reporters and columnists weigh in on Atlanta’s path ahead.

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Power rankings: Atlanta Braves are No. 5

For this week’s Power Rankings , we picked each team’s most impactful prospect who could debut this season. While we generally avoided prospects who’ve already reached the majors, a few standouts were included.

Record: 27-17 (as of Tuesday am) Last Power Ranking: 2

Prospect to watch:  RHP  Hurston Waldrep

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Atlanta ’s starting rotation contains a  Spencer Strider-sized hole . (Extra points if anyone can fill the mustache.)  Bryce Elder  has struggled in the majors. Neither  Dylan Dodd  nor  AJ Smith-Shawver  has wowed observers in the minors. So maybe Waldrep, a first-round pick in 2023, can make a big jump from his current perch in Double-A Mississippi. He possesses a nasty splitter, which aids a fastball featuring excellent velocity but so-so movement. The splitter might be enough to merit a big-league audition unless the Braves attempt to fill that Strider-sized hole at the trade deadline. — Andy McCullough 

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ICYMI, our national writers weighed in with what they are hearing and seeing

1. The tour guide

In Tyler Kepner’s weekly Sliders column, he detailed a Braves reliever who seems well-qualified to serve as stadium docent.

Jesse Chavez seemed unlikely to ever set foot in a major-league clubhouse, let alone dozens of them. Chavez, who turns 41 in August, entered pro ball as a 42nd-round draft choice of the  Texas Rangers  in 2002 — and he’s still here, relieving for the  Atlanta Braves .

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As the oldest player in the National League, Jesse Chavez had a fitting response when asked recently to name his favorite MLB clubhouse: “Any one with a nap room,” he said, laughing by his locker at Citi Field. Chavez travels with hip-high recovery boots for his legs, and when he puts them on, he figures, why not doze off?

In his waking hours, though, Chavez is a keen observer. He’s played for nine teams (including six separate tours with Atlanta) and pitched in 34 ballparks, retaining vivid memories of each clubhouse.

Some are close to the action, like in Milwaukee, where the clubhouse door opens directly to the dugout. Others are distant, like the old Metrodome in Minneapolis, with 33 stairs and a hallway separating the clubhouse and dugout. Some offer cheesesteaks (Philadelphia), others offer haircuts (Miami) — and some (like Anaheim, Chavez says) need an overhaul.

Here’s a five-stop, behind-the-scenes tour from an  enduring right-hander :

Wrigley Field, Chicago : “That’s a maze. You don’t want to forget something up there. And you’ve got to watch your head, too. I got a blown save there once — it stinks that you can get a blown save when you get an out, giving up somebody else’s run — but I had one, and I was (upset). I was going up the tunnel to go get mad in the clubhouse, and boom — I stovepiped my head. Hit it pretty bad and turned right back around, like, ‘Can’t be mad no more.’”

Comerica Park, Detroit : “When I got hit on the shin last year, it was in Detroit. That was the worst — oof. I couldn’t put any pressure on my leg, and it ended up being a microfracture. They have a lot of stairs there, and the (chair lift) didn’t work, so (coach) Sal Fasano had to carry me up. I’m 180. He could carry me up there with one arm. Maybe one finger.”

Nationals Park, Washington : “In the lunchroom, they have these old photos. We actually take all the young kids on the team in there and try to guess each one. They’ve got a little lounge area, a TV room with a couch, it’s nice. They’ve got good memorabilia in there too, but they took a lot of it out when people started taking things.”

Progressive Field, Cleveland : “We play Golden Tee all the time at home, and in Cleveland they have all those games. If you want, they have a full book of Nintendo and Super Nintendo games. You can buy the consoles from (the clubhouse manager) and he’ll bring the games to you the next day.”

Oracle Park, San Francisco : “ Luis Gonzalez  once put a golf ball in the chili pot, just to see if it would still be there on getaway day — and it was. And then I guess when they went back to play them again, sure enough, it was still in there. Now, on top of the chili pot, there’s a golf ball.”

2. Jim Bowden has the answers

Jim Bowden, a national writer for The Athletic and a former MLB Executive of the Year, fielded 20 reader questions about the trade deadline. And the Braves were a hot topic: 

For an underperforming but loaded roster, in what spots do the Braves try to improve without mixing things up too much? — Matthew P. … What are the chances the Braves shake something up with their core starting nine should they continue to underperform? — Josh R.

The Braves’ biggest need is another starting pitcher. Losing Spencer Strider to season-ending elbow surgery created a huge hole. They also could use one more reliever. In terms of position players, they’re good enough to win the World Series as is. There’s no chance they shake up their core starting nine, nor should they.

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Other than Zach Eflin , what are some realistic starting pitcher trade options for the Braves to pursue? — Justin F.

Jesús Luzardo of the Marlins , Erick Fedde of the White Sox , JP Sears of the A’s, Tyler Anderson and Patrick Sandoval of the Angels , Jack Flaherty of the Tigers , Chris Bassitt of the Blue Jays and Luis Severino of the Mets .

3. A bygone Brave’s legendary ‘firehouse’ shot

Oddibe McDowell played for the Braves in 1989 and ’90, hitting 14 homers over 585 at-bats across two seasons. But years earlier, he belted one that left him with a tall tale to tell. Our Steve Buckley caught up with McDowell for this story about fabled homers across America . McDowell’s contribution to long-ball lore traces back to Veterans Field in Chatham, Mass., on June 26, 1984.

Former big-league outfielder Oddibe McDowell, now in his 10th season as baseball coach at McArthur High School in his native Hollywood, Fla., apologized for having only a few minutes to talk, what with practice beginning soon. But when he was asked about the home run he hit for the United States Olympic baseball team in 1984 to settle matters in an exhibition game against the Cape Cod League All-Stars, McDowell responded in a way that made it seem he wasn’t in much of a hurry anymore.

“Oh, the firehouse,” he said over the phone, laughing softly.

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Yes, the firehouse. And then McDowell relayed an anecdote from a few years back about a friend who was planning a trip to Chatham, Mass., a touristy little town on the southeast tip of Cape Cod.

“I said to him, ‘Ask the people about the home run I hit to the firehouse,’” McDowell said. “I told him I played there once and caught hold of a ball and it just went a long, long ways.

Just how far of a shot was it? To assist with this story, a dream team of Cape Cod League stalwarts, including league historian Mike Richard, longtime publicist John Garner, Chatham Anglers president Steve West and field director Robby Grenier — joined by retired Chatham Fire Dept. chief Pete Connick — took part in a mission to measure the distance of McDowell’s home run. They began at home plate, continued beyond the 357 sign in right-center, and stopped at the spot where it’s believed the ball one-hopped the old firehouse. Their finding: 502 feet.

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Remember this guy? That swing sure looks familiar, and it should be back in Atlanta soon.

A MURPHY MASH 💣 Sean Murphy drills a @SoFi NO-DOUBT blast 449 feet in his first rehab at bat with the Stripers! pic.twitter.com/ikYb6IIXXj — Gwinnett Stripers (@GoStripers) May 21, 2024

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Our beat writer David O’Brien picked out what you need to know

  • Catching up with how some notable prospects are doing, for better or worse.
  • Travis d’Arnaud left Friday’s game with dizziness and a head contusion .
  • In fact, Sale is untouchable , which is why he topped our four takeaways.

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Last summer, when MLB announced the 2023 All-Star rosters, the Braves dominated the selections. Eight players — eight! — made the initial cut. There’s no chance of a repeat this year as the Braves’ list of All-Star candidates looks like a three-man field  of Chris Sale , Reynaldo López and Marcell Ozuna .

But Sale’s performance, in particular, looks so robust that teammate Charlie Morton suggested that the left-hander can aim for another kind of elite company. Morton thinks Sale could wind up in Cooperstown.

As O’Brien wrote:

After making just 56 starts from 2019 through 2023 and going 17-18 with a 4.16 ERA in that period, Sale is back throwing fastballs in the mid-to-upper-90 mph range, complementing a slider that’s about as devastating as any pitch in the majors.

“I mean, he’s pretty nasty,” Morton said, smiling and confirming that, yes, he meant Hall of Fame push for Sale. “You look at the body of work, and you look at how he’s throwing the ball. … He’s one of my favorite pitchers — of my generation he’s one of the guys that I’ve really looked forward to seeing throw. And to have him as a teammate is pretty cool.”

Chris Sale, Wicked 86mph Changeup. 👌 pic.twitter.com/5kRQ1ysfc5 — Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) May 20, 2024

When Sale was traded to the Braves in exchange for infield prospect  Vaughn Grissom  in late December, he didn’t fret but instead switched his attention to doing all he could to prepare to help a team that’s done a lot more winning and contending in recent years than the Red Sox . He signed a two-year, $38 million extension with the Braves a week after the trade, both parties showing a commitment and the deal giving Sale a chance to focus solely on pitching and not worry about where he might be in a year.

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