"I did not renege on a deal with the Atlanta Braves, as no deal was ever finalized between myself or my agent and the Atlanta Braves," Furcal read from a prepared statement. He continued, "Furthermore, I had no knowledge of the existence of a baseball team in Atlanta until reports began to surface that I had apparently reneged on an agreement with this [finger quotes] "Braves" franchise." Asked if he remembered nothing of his playing time with Atlanta, where he spent 6 seasons, Furcal seemed to become angry and insisted that he had played his entire career with the Dodgers. "I was born in LA, I grew up here, broke into the majors here, and I have played my entire career here. I intend to retire here as well, which is why I was so confused that anyone would think that I would sign anywhere else," answered Furcal in a diatribe that contained virtually no true statements.