The brothers will get what they wanted most, to play together on the same major league team. But don't expect Braves outfielders Justin Upton and B.J. Upton to always be genial and polite to one another on the field or in the clubhouse. "We're going to butt heads a little bit," Justin Upton said, smiling Tuesday during his first news conference since being traded from Arizona last week. And don't look for them to buy houses in the same Atlanta neighborhood or condos in the same building. "No," Justin said, without hesitation. "We'll see each other plenty at the field. Obviously we'll ride to the field together sometimes. But we both have lived on our own. We need our space." That said, the once-improbable union of Upton boys in Atlanta's outfield is a dream come true not only for them, but for their parents, Manny and Yvonne of Norfolk, Va. The Braves signed older B.J. to a five-year, $75.25 million contract on Nov. 29, and last week acquired Justin from Arizona in a seven-player trade. "I told my wife, I might have tears in my eyes on Opening Day when they're down on the field together," Manny Upton said. "It's going to be special."
Uptons may 'butt heads' while energizing Braves
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Jan 30