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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Atlanta, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Atlanta.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Atlanta, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Atlanta. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Atlanta, GA, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Atlanta. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Atlanta, GA

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Atlanta to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Atlanta.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Atlanta, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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How to view Tuesday morning's total lunar eclipse

ATLANTA — The second total lunar eclipse of 2022 takes place pre-dawn Tuesday morning, and it will be our last chance to see a total lunar eclipse until March 14, 2025. There will be a handful of partial lunar eclipses between now and 2025.A total lunar eclipse happens when the sun, earth, and moon align. Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon....

ATLANTA — The second total lunar eclipse of 2022 takes place pre-dawn Tuesday morning, and it will be our last chance to see a total lunar eclipse until March 14, 2025. There will be a handful of partial lunar eclipses between now and 2025.

A total lunar eclipse happens when the sun, earth, and moon align. Earth passes directly between the sun and the moon. This casts the earth's shadow onto the moon's surface and makes the moon appear red.

Total lunar eclipses are referred to as "blood moon" because of the red hue on the moon when it's fully eclipsed.

The total eclipse begins at 5:16 a.m. EST on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 8. Maximum eclipse, when the moon is the deepest shade of red, will be at 5:59 a.m. EST.

Totality lasts only an hour and a half. The total eclipse ends at 6:41 a.m. EST shortly before the moon sets at 7:10 a.m. EST.

Because the eclipse will be occurring so close to moonset, best viewing will likely be closer to the beginning or peak of total eclipse. By the end of total eclipse at 6:41 a.m., the sky may not be completely dark.

Unlike a solar eclipse, lunar eclipses are visible to the naked eye. A telescope or binoculars would enhance the show.

Look to the west: the eclipse will be occurring close to moonset, so the moon will be close to the horizon. This could make for trickier viewing because of trees.

For the best view, seek out a dark location with minimal light pollution.

Viewing across North Georgia won't be optimal, but the forecast still gives plenty of opportunity! Clouds will be clearing, and mostly-clear to partly-cloudy conditions are expected.

Patchy fog could inhibit viewing in locations where it develops. Fog is most likely close to sunrise.

Temperatures will be comfortable enough to go out with only a light sweater or even no jacket at all. We'll sit in the low to mid 60s.

If the weather (or the trees) get in the way of your view, there are a number of ways to view the eclipse online. The Lowell Observatory will be doing a live stream.

Metro Atlanta voting locations staying open late | Georgia midterms 2022

Polling locations can only extend their time past 7 p.m. under a court order.ATLANTA — Georgia voters are off to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballot in the 2022 midterm election. On the ballot are such positions as state governor and a U.S. Senate seat, among other ...

Polling locations can only extend their time past 7 p.m. under a court order.

ATLANTA — Georgia voters are off to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballot in the 2022 midterm election. On the ballot are such positions as state governor and a U.S. Senate seat, among other statewide races that can shape the future of the Peach State.

The polls opened from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. However, delays or hiccups could extend that period.

Below are the polling locations that will be open later.

11Alive wants to hear from you. Have you encountered any problems at the polls? Let us know by texting 404-885-7600.

Voting times have been extended at one DeKalb County polling location.

People will have more time to vote at Solid Rock AME Zion Church. The DeKalb County Superior Court extended the period, allowing the polling location to remain open until 7:39 p.m.

Any voters who arrive at the church, located at 4065 Snapfinger Road, by 7:39 p.m. this Election Day will be able to cast a ballot, even if there's a line, officials said.

"An early morning operational delay resulted in a 39-minute delay for voters," DeKalb VRE Executive Director Keisha Smith said. "Overall, we have experienced a relatively smooth Election Day thus far and look forward to quickly addressing any issues that might impact our voters casting ballots today."

Voters can check wait times at DeKalb County precincts using this map. Make sure to click the "wait times" tab in the bottom left corner.

A second DeKalb location, Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church, will stay open until 7:40 p.m. Any voter who arrive to the church at that time will be allowed to cast a ballot.

“While we were able to resolve a technical issue at the Lawrenceville Road United Methodist Church polling location, there was a 40-minute delay for some voters earlier today,” said Smith. “We want to thank the voters for their patience and the poll workers for their diligence as we work to ensure every eligible voter has an opportunity to cast a ballot on Election Day.”

Two Cobb County voting precincts will be extending their hours on Tuesday after delays opening, according to officials. Superior Court Judge Gregory Poole signed the order Tuesday allowing for the adjusted close time.

Oregon 03 precinct at the Fair Oaks Community Center will accept in-person voting until 7:06 p.m. The Marietta polling location, located at 1465 W Booth Rd Ext SW, will allow people to get in line until that time.

Ben Roberston Community Center will be open until 7:45 p.m. Known as the Kennesaw 3A precinct. Voters must be in line at the rec-center-turned-polling-location at 2753 Watts Dr. Kennesaw by the court-ordered closing time to cast their votes.

People can find their voting precinct in Cobb County under the Election Day section of the county website.

11Alive is committed to helping you vote confidently by understanding the 2022 election issues that impact you. Our goal is to educate and inform our audience about the election process. We plan to do that by verifying facts, providing context, and explaining the system.

You can read our full mission statement online. In addition, get more election resources here at 11alive.com/vote.

GM meetings: Braves’ Alex Anthopoulos on Dansby Swanson, free-agent pitching, more

“Keep the machine going,” he said during one of his answers at the General Managers Meetings.The machine is this: He looks out of his office and sees the crowds in The Battery. He is aware Truist Park hosted 3.1 million fans in 2022.“Turn off the faucet if the team isn’t winning, right?” Anthopoulos, Atlanta’s president of baseball operations, said.The Braves’ business team does its job, Anthopoulos said. The baseball operations team, he added, must follow suit.Anthopoulos...

“Keep the machine going,” he said during one of his answers at the General Managers Meetings.

The machine is this: He looks out of his office and sees the crowds in The Battery. He is aware Truist Park hosted 3.1 million fans in 2022.

“Turn off the faucet if the team isn’t winning, right?” Anthopoulos, Atlanta’s president of baseball operations, said.

The Braves’ business team does its job, Anthopoulos said. The baseball operations team, he added, must follow suit.

Anthopoulos always says his job is to worry. “It’s worry because you know that people are counting on you,” he said Wednesday. He has built a sustained winner in Atlanta, but he understands making the playoffs is no guarantee.

Here are some of the topics Anthopoulos discussed during his hour with reporters at the Conrad Las Vegas at Resorts World, the hotel that hosted the General Managers Meetings.

Dansby Swanson’s free agency

One major talking point here in Vegas: Will the Braves keep Dansby Swanson? There are four terrific shortstops on the market, one of which has spent his entire major-league career in Atlanta.

Asked if he had connected with Swanson’s representatives at Excel Sports Management, Anthopoulos said: “I just think there’s no point in getting into any of that stuff. I’ve never gotten into negotiations ever, whether it’s in season, offseason and so on. I know all 30 GMs are saying the same thing. We want to get better, that’s what we’re trying to do. Clearly we have an opening there at (shortstop) – that goes without saying. It’s a long offseason and we’re just getting started now starting to explore some things.”

Trea Turner, Carlos Correa and Xander Bogaerts are viewed as the top three shortstops on the market. But all three – and especially the first two – will almost certainly be more expensive than Swanson.

Would the Braves be comfortable shelling out the money it might take to land one of the big three shortstops?

“Because we’re talking free agency, I’m not going to get into any of that stuff,” Anthopoulos said. “So I think like anything else, we look at everything -- trades, signings, and if we think they make sense we’ll pursue them. And I know that’s not what you guys want to hear because you want more in depth but I just can’t get into any plans and things like that. We’re in offseason mode and we’re just looking for opportunities to get better.”

Top-end starting pitching

One reporter from New York asked Anthopoulos a question about big-name starting pitching. Then another question came, preceded by the reporter saying Anthopoulos probably understood where he was going with all this.

“Yeah, of course,” Anthopoulos responded with a smile. “You just can’t say the name.”

Jacob deGrom.

He opted out of his contract and is a free agent. He’ll command a lot of money. But Anthopoulos didn’t shut down the idea of signing a frontline starter.

“You don’t rule anything out,” Anthopoulos said. “To me, you don’t go into the offseason saying you have to address X. Because you may not find the right deal, whether that’s trade or signing. So it’s just: Do you make your club better?”

Justin Verlander is a free agent. Carlos Rodon is another terrific free-agent starter. There are options if the Braves want to spend.

Anthopoulos said the perception or idea that the Braves wouldn’t pay a lot of money for a free-agent pitcher isn’t a fair characterization.

“I think it’s just too general,” he said. “I’ve been here like I said five years going into year six. If we think something makes sense for the organization, we do it, right? We’ve done all kinds of things.”

What about left field?

Last season, Eddie Rosario underperformed. So, too, did Marcell Ozuna, who was arrested for the second time since re-signing with Atlanta. Adam Duvall is a free agent, as is Robbie Grossman.

All of this might lead you to believe the Braves would be active in trying to sign or acquire an outfielder. (To be clear on something: This might be a nitpick – the Braves are in a great spot with their roster compared to most teams. But there’s always room to improve.)

Asked if he’d be comfortable with Rosario being the everyday left fielder, Anthopoulos said: “(Manager Brian Snitker) makes those decisions, right? We provide the roster he makes the decisions of who’s hitting in the lineup, who’s starting, all that kind of stuff. So, you know, we have our players, we have depth. You know, Rosario obviously didn’t have the year he’s capable of. We’re hopeful with a normal offseason, further removed from eye surgery and so on, he’ll be in much better position next year.”

Then he added: “Ozuna, the same way you know, very up and down, still hit over 20 homers, had a really good September. Hadn’t played in a long time.”

Anthopoulos complimented Duvall. During the season, Snitker was complimentary of Grossman. The Braves could bring back either if they wanted.

As of now, Rosario and Ozuna are the primary options in left field.

“These guys have the upside to be very productive, good players,” Anthopoulos said of those two. “Obviously that didn’t happen in 2022, but the ability is there, the youth -- they’re certainly young enough in their careers with the ability to certainly bounce back and give us good seasons in ‘23.”

Belief in Vaughn Grissom

In a surprise, Vaughn Grissom debuted in 2022 – no one expected that – and made an immediate impact, especially with his bat and baserunning. He’s a shortstop, leading some to wonder whether Anthopoulos would opt for Grissom as the starting shortstop if Swanson departs in free agency.

“I know in talking to (Braves third base and infield coach) Ron Washington, he really has belief that he will develop into an everyday defensive shortstop,” Anthopoulos said of Grissom. “Obviously we believe in the bat.”

Anthopoulos said Grissom is going to visit Washington three different times this offseason to work on his defense.

Anthopoulos mentioned the obvious: Grissom had only played 22 games in Double A before the Braves called him up out of necessity. Grissom is only 21.

“There’s definitely some things that he started getting a little more exposed (with) in September in terms of his bat,” Anthopoulos said, referencing Grissom slumping toward the end of the season.

None of this means Grissom would replace Swanson. In fact, Anthopoulos said the Braves believe Orlando Arcia, a former starting shortstop for the Brewers, has the ability to play shortstop again.

But the Braves think highly of Grissom.

The rotation – for now

The Braves’ rotation for 2023 looks like this: Max Fried, Spencer Strider, Kyle Wright, Charlie Morton and a fifth starter. Anthopoulos made it clear that, at this point, four starters have jobs.

There is an open competition for the fifth spot – assuming, of course, the Braves don’t sign or trade for someone better than the names who will compete for the last slot.

Anthopoulos mentioned Ian Anderson, Mike Soroka, Kyle Muller, Bryce Elder and Kolby Allard (acquired Wednesday for Jake Odorizzi) as names in the competition.

“A bunch of guys competing,” Anthopoulos said. “And again, just because you win it out of spring doesn’t mean you hold it right? We saw that this year. So we’ve got the (first) four you know, it’s their job. And then the fifth spot will be an open competition unless there’s a trade or signing but right now, we have competition amongst all those guys.”

Ronald Acuña playing five games in winter ball

Ronald Acuña, who is from Venezuela, will play five games in the Venezuelan Winter League. He’ll be the designated hitter for Tiburones de la Guaira, his hometown team.

Acuña asked the Braves for permission to do this. Anthopoulos talked to the trainers, who cleared it.

“Five games, they were fine,” Anthopoulos said when asked if there was any trepidation about an injury occurring during that stint.

2022 Atlanta Braves Season in Review: Touki Toussaint

Touki Toussaint was another once-famed pitching prospect for the Atlanta Braves, but simply was unable to ever put it all together while with the club. He was passed by younger options on the internal depth chart and was eventually traded to the Angels for a fresh start.The Braves acquired Touki Toussaint and Bronson Arroyo from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Phil Gosselin back during t...

Touki Toussaint was another once-famed pitching prospect for the Atlanta Braves, but simply was unable to ever put it all together while with the club. He was passed by younger options on the internal depth chart and was eventually traded to the Angels for a fresh start.

The Braves acquired Touki Toussaint and Bronson Arroyo from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Phil Gosselin back during the 2015 season. Amusingly, Gosselin returned to the Braves in a major league capacity this year, while Toussaint failed to make an appearance for the big-league Braves in 2022 for the first time in five seasons.

Atlanta designated Toussaint for assignment on July 2 and he was traded to the Angels the next day for cash considerations.

Toussaint came into the spring as part of the group of pitchers that were hopeful of landing one of the final spots in the Braves rotation. He hadn’t shown any real effectiveness at the major league level since his debut season in 2018, and pitched a career-high 50 innings with -0.2 fWAR and a good-for-him-but-not-so-much-in-general 108 xFIP- last year. Consequently, he was projected as a replacement level-type arm before the season began.

Atlanta optioned Toussaint to minor league camp in late March and he began the season at Gwinnett. He was recalled to the major league roster on April 19 as the Braves tried to shuffle in fresh arms after a series of short outings by their starters. However, his stay was a short one, as he was returned to Gwinnett two days later without appearing in a game.

Toussaint struggled to find his footing with Gwinnett this time around, struggling with a 6.26 ERA, 5.31 FIP, and 4.00 xFIP while allowing 42 hits in 41 2/3 innings. He was more effective in a smaller sample at Triple-A in 2021, as well as in 2018.

The trade to the Angels, provided Toussaint with a fresh start and he appeared in eight games down the stretch, including a pair of starts. The on-field results weren’t great following the trade (4.62 ERA, 4.81 FIP, 19 BB in 25 1/3 innings), but it was better than spinning his wheels at Gwinnett in the same situation as the last three seasons. He finished 2022 with 0.0 fWAR and a 117/119/121 line (ERA-/FIP-/xFIP-) that is basically exactly the same thing he had done in the majors prior to 2022.

Toussaint didn’t throw a pitch at the major league level for the Braves in 2022 so for that reason, so there’s not much to talk about here. He did go somewhere where he’ll get more of an opportunity to contribute, so for that reason, the trade seems like a positive.

Overall, Toussaint’s issues are not unlike those faced by some other pitchers that have failed to make an impact for the Braves: his secondaries (curve and split) are quite good, but the fastball stuff is abominable. Over the years, Toussaint has experimented with trading his sinker for a four-seamer and back again, throwing both, being a curve-first guy, and so on, but none of it has really helped. His command is generally horrible and his fastballs don’t do anything, and he has, for whatever reason, never transitioned to a curve-split-only approach, mostly maintaining a multi-pitch mix for better or worse (mostly worse). When he has honed his command somewhat, it’s resulted in his fastballs being thrown down the middle (with some better location for his secondaries), but even 2022 was a great example of his persistent issues: he actually got his split to consistently land around the bottom edge to great effect, and the curveball was wicked despite going all over the place, but the sinker didn’t really sink, missed the zone too often, and was right down the pipe when it wasn’t. Woof.

Toussaint will go to Spring Training in hopes of finding a role on the Angels’ pitching staff. A full-time move to the bullpen might be the proper balm at this point. Still, he’s gotta figure out how to actually get major league hitters out with what he has, or develop something else, because we’re now nearly 3,000 pitches into his major league career and his inputs and outputs look like this:

World Series pizza pies delivered to Houston Astros by previous year's winners Atlanta Braves

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Some baseball traditions are hard to drop. For example, you always douse the slugger who blasted the walk-off homer with the dugout cooler water, or you're never ever going to mention that a pitcher is throwing a perfect game before the final out.So, when the Houston Astros clinched their hard-earned World Series championship, there was a certainty that stacks and stacks of pizza pies would soon show up at their doorstep.And on Wednesday, that's exactly what the organization's front office got. The team...

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Some baseball traditions are hard to drop. For example, you always douse the slugger who blasted the walk-off homer with the dugout cooler water, or you're never ever going to mention that a pitcher is throwing a perfect game before the final out.

So, when the Houston Astros clinched their hard-earned World Series championship, there was a certainty that stacks and stacks of pizza pies would soon show up at their doorstep.

And on Wednesday, that's exactly what the organization's front office got. The team posted on Twitter a photo of pizza boxes, with two of them open to reveal some cheese, bready goodness.

The video above is from October 2018, when the Astros sent the Red Sox some championship pie.

Who sent those pies? Well, it's a team that prevented the 'Stros from getting those pizzas a year earlier.

"Special thanks to the (Atlanta Braves) for sending pizza to the Astros front office staff today," the ball club tweeted.

Special thanks to the @Braves for sending pizza to the Astros front office staff today. pic.twitter.com/8Fjr3G9UMJ

%u2014 Houston Astros (@astros) November 9, 2022

The Braves and the Astros continued a new post-championship tradition that has gone on for not a lot of time before.

The story goes that the Boston Red Sox, who won the 2013 World Series, sent a congratulatory feast to the following year's winner, the San Francisco Giants.

And the Giants did the same the following year, bestowing 2015 champs Kansas City Royals with some 'za. And the Royals to the Cubs, and then the Cubs to the Astros, and the Astros to the Red Sox, and so on.

Huge thank you to the @Cubs for continuing the #WorldSeries tradition of sending our front office a bunch of pizza! %uD83D%uDE4C pic.twitter.com/0sMKHVZ9wX

%u2014 Houston Astros (@astros) November 3, 2017

The pizzas weren't shipped cross-country. No, typically a popular pizzeria in the winner's town takes up that privilege, and by the looks of the 417 Travis address on the Astros' pizza boxes, popular outlet Frank's Pizza in downtown Houston fulfilled the order.

Now the question that remains: what happens if the reigning World Series champions repeat? Do they buy themselves pizza?

The Astros and their fans may find out after the 2023 season is said and done.

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