11:57 am February 19, 2009, by David O'Brien
President of Matt Diaz Fan Club
February 19th, 20099:26 pm
…Terry is from.
February 19th, 20099:27 pm
Got to run, I’m late for a Mensa meeting.
February 19th, 20099:28 pm
For those who have postulated about Schumaker’s status, I believe the Cards are going to give him a go at 2B, and that is why they released Kennedy. So I don’t believe he will be available.
More, you would be surprised at what makes players sign with a certain team. When you are divided between 2 teams, almost anything can cause you to swing one way or the other. The article very well could have tipped the balance in favor of the Mariners for WHATEVER reason. Who knows. It may sound crazy, It may sound ridiculous, but the truth is nobody except Griffey knows if the article had any impact on his decision.
John Quest 2
February 19th, 20099:29 pm
I’d rather be moron than off.
February 19th, 20099:30 pm
——- Jim, I hope you’re not referring to my name. By the way, i’m not a high school sophomore. I’m a college freshman. ——-
Not a shock that you’re just a freshman. Also not shocking is that you are sitting in front of your screen with your little keyboard on a Thursday night when you are in college. It’s THURSDAY FRIGGIN’ NIGHT! You say you are in college. The party freaking starts on every freaking college campus on Thursday night. Doesn’t matter what college town you’re in, they never need to have drinking specials on Thursday, Friday or Saturday. But I guess you haven’t noticed because you’re too busy tapping the night and day away on the keyboard in between masturbation breaks. Get out of the house, crack a brew and get laid you wanker
Are any of you angry people really thinking about this? IF Griffey wanted to play for the Braves at all…why would a headline that says he will play for the Braves bother him at? What would turn him off about a headline? Did it ruin the party he was going to throw for the media? What??? What would make him so mad that he picked another team?
Weird but I’m excited again about the team. Everyone doesn’t give us a chance in Hell but how gives a damn!
February 19th, 20099:31 pm
So O’Brien, now you are reporting that Glavine has signed….are you sure???
I’d like to get some perspective on how Wren thinks after being jerked around for the 4th time. Wow, this has got to suck for him.
I kinda wonder if this was all a set up by Griffey. It is just too peculiar. In fact, it sure sounds like a second Furcal situation doesn’t it? Since there is such a tight market right now, it could be that players/agents are trying to peg two teams against each other. They get one team to show that they are interested, then go to another team saying they want to join them. The next step is to leak it to the media that they are definitely going to the second team. Then at the 11th hour, either the first team comes back to negotiate or the agent contacts them. Just a wee bit too fishy.
So who got jerked around here? FW? DOB? The Atlanta Braves? The Braves fans?
February 19th, 20099:32 pm
I meant who…must be some dyslexia I don’t know about
oldbraves, maybe the headline made him upset because he hadn’t made his decision yet and he felt like the AJC was making his decision for him ?
February 19th, 20099:33 pm
Dang you, Braveheart!!!
I had the perfect comeback to your 8:07 pm (“I’d say the majority of these douchebags need to go get laid . . .”
I was gonna say: “Nah, they just need to renew their prescriptions to Cosmopolitan.”
But then you go and steal my thunder by continuing: ” . . . but most of them seem to be so young and so sad, they likely need to just go do what do at least five times every day: go steal their momma’s Cosmo and . . . “etc, etc.
Chief Nock A Homa (8:14 pm): “My point is that DOB reinforced over and over and over that Griff was going to be a Brave”
Well, sir, yer “point” is off-target, incomplete and misleading.
DOB reinforced over and over and over that it was his opinion — not a fact, but an OPINION that Griff was going to be a Brave.
And he gave us all the reasons he reached that conclusion. And he thereby allowed us to form our own opinions, based on the same info to which HE was privy, and to which we are not. (Btw, what more can you ask of a beat blogmeister?!?!?)
And some of us, sheep-like, latched on to and adopted his opinion as our own.
But when it turned out wrong, we disowned our opinion, and tried to make it wholly DOB’s.
Did I say “sheep”?
Make that Cannibalistic Sheep!!! Sheesh.
(I see now that I’ve repeated some of the points of Sir Stealth, BFIR, Steve from OH, flange1 and doubtless others.
Welp — it BEARs repeating.
Yeah Cox you’re right. Nobody but Griffey and his agent knows for sure, but sure are a lot of people blaming DOB and the AJC for it aren’t they?
We saw Tom Glavine at the IHOP on Int’l Blvd. He was trying to order from the senior menu.
February 19th, 20099:34 pm
Ken Griffey Jr.? Yeah, I remember him. He was a good player back in the 90s. Whatever happened to him?
February 19th, 20099:35 pm
Whip his ass, DOB!
Random, when the FRONT PAGE of the AJC sports section reads in large bold letters ” GRIFFEY WILL PLAY FOR THE BRAVES” and it turns out that it is totally untrue I think people have a right to be upset.
February 19th, 20099:36 pm
February 19th, 2009
Anders: It is sad that instead of being a fan of your own team, on a blog with other Mets bloggers discussing your team’s possibilities and hopes, you spend your time pontificating about a team and it’s fans that you care nothing about. You would rather be a constant annoyance to everyone on this blog, most that do not enjoy your contributions(including DOB himself, whose is fairly tolerant), than go somewhere that you might be appreciated and conversed with in a more friendly way. I truly feel sad for you. You must live a life where the only attention you can garner is by being an contarian, thus drawing attention to yourself not for you wit or knowledge, but for your spite and ill intentions. You are like so many of the ill-informed bloggers that have posted on the Griffey signing. They don’t bother to see the facts of how and why it concluded the way it did, they just want to rail at someone for the inadequacies of their lives. You seem to be smart enough to see your not wanted here. Ask yourself a question? Why?
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For the love of God people! Do a little research. This whole Griffey thing is about Harold Reynolds and Willie Mays. DOB and the AJC were right a couple of days ago and then the Say Hey Kid intervened. There’s no competing with that. Read this: Reynolds had been acting all week as a liaison between the Mariners and Griffey, trying relentlessly to convince his buddy that Seattle was the place for him. And Mays was his ace in the hole.
“I called Willie, and he acted like an old friend,’” Armstrong said. “He talked about the importance of coming back, and asked if it would be an imposition if he called Junior and talked about it.
“I said, ‘Willie, you’re probably the greatest player ever, and the reason Junior wore No. 24.’ I gave him Junior’s phone number.”
Apparently, what the Say Hey Kid had to say hit the mark, because it was not too much longer before Griffey himself called Armstrong — who had just landed back in Seattle — to give him the good news.
“Ken said it was a legacy thing,” Armstrong said. “When he talked to Willie, that was the word he used – legacy, and what it meant to him and the Giants, and what Junior means to this franchise. He told him that would live on long after his own lifetime, and Ken’s lifetime.”
February 19th, 20099:37 pm
Ok, so we lost Griffey. But rather than trading for Nady or Swisher, why not make a try for Garret Anderson?
February 19th, 20099:38 pm
JimD – agree re Schumaker. There’s an article on mlb.com – Cardinals to that effect. It is not clear he can make switch from OF to 2B, but Cards like him very much as leadoff hitter. If he can’t play 2B, he’ll go back to OF. I like Scott better anyway.
Braveheart – actually, I’m old enough to be your Grandfather; since my kids are still in college, I’ll pass your advice on to them. Remember, study from 4PM to 9PM every Friday and Saturday. No one will know you are doing it, so it won’t hurt your reputation, and no good party starts until at least 10PM.
1) The AJC writer that wrote the story had to realize that no reader would care about the source. Readers only focus on what is printed. How long has he been in the news business ?
2) Now the club is asking why Ken approached them ? Geez … hello…wouldn’t any intelligent person approach a couple of perspective employers to investigate the opportunity ?
3) Maybe he just didn’t want to play with Chipper…LOL.
Junior was quoted several times as saying that his decision was influenced by conversations with Mays and Aaron over his “legacy.” He also stated that the deciding point came after a conversation with his daughter suggesting that he’d be happier in the long run with the M’s. Add to that the fact that they offered him a larger ($) deal, and you have several “reasons” for his change of heart that make a LOT more sense than a story from AJC.
February 19th, 20099:39 pm
I hadn’t even realized until reading your last post that Hudson was upset. But you didn’t put out there who might be cut? That was Bowman, so was he equally upset with Bowman?
February 19th, 20099:40 pm
It’s obvious whoever sets the headline does so without using the context of the reporting. That isn’t the first time I’ve read a DOB report and saw a headline that didn’t even resemble what was reported. I’ve noticed that on a number of occasions. I suppose the quality control of such a thing doesn’t come to a head until something like this happens. One thing for sure; On those occasions you can bet a reporter doesn’t report that he had biscuits for breakfast and then write a headline that said he had toast!
February 19th, 20099:41 pm
It is just very hard for me to believe that an adult who makes millions to play ball would choose his employer and his home because he didn’t like a newspaper article, and it’s equally hard for me to believe another adult who makes millions to play ball would blame a reporter for his team’s problems.
Speaking of high school I taught it for 13 years, and those are levels of immaturity I wouldn’t accept from my students. Some folks need to grow up, and it’s not the reporters who are doing their jobs.
I just think that the article makes the AJC look very bad. I mean when people pay money to read the AJC print edition, they expect the articles to be accurate and not so misleading.
What we have here is a failure to communicate.
Good work, today, DOB. We’ll lose a battle or two, but will win the war.
February 19th, 20099:44 pm
Coxlover…. You pretty much answered your own question…he wasn’t choosing the Braves…because if he was, he wouldn’t have been mad at all. Ken Griffey is 39 years old. Usually grownups don’t let things like a “jump the gun headline” influence life decisions that affect the entire family. But go ahead and think that Dave and the AJC had the power to do just that.
DOB, every offseason we hear about players who have done this and done that in the offseason. Have you seen anyone that you’ve just been downright impressed by in the first few days?? Who would you say improved the most this offseason physical wise?? Who’s in the best shape on the team?
February 19th, 20099:46 pm
oldbraves, i’m not saying the article did influence Griffey’s decision, i’m just saying it could have. What I am saying is that the headline of the ajc sports page that read ” Griffey will play for Braves” was totally inappropriate.
February 19th, 20099:49 pm
I wonder how long before this makes Wikipedia? I can see it now – Dave O’brien, primarily know to be the first beat writer to cause player movement in MLB……………..
February 19th, 20099:52 pm
I think we should sign newly designated former top-prospect Andy Marte to a Minor League contract. Why not???
February 19th, 20099:53 pm
Griffey has already said why he chose Seattle. He didn’t even mention the AJC article. To my knowledge, the only person who has said that publicly is Mark Bowman and he in effect threw the AJC and DOB under the bus whether he meant to or not. Some others have “run” with the idea, but Bowman was the one who put it out there. There are any number of reasons why communication with Griffey stopped when the story broke. Could have been that Seattle just stepped up their efforts and had his ear.
good lord people, grow up
Don’t sweat it. First, if Griffey didn’t come because of a newspaper report stating that he was, (doubtful) he’s a bigger prima dona than I thought. Second, most, I say MOST, of the bloggers on this or any other site are perpetually irritated at everything anyway and enjoy pointing fingers. Third, he’s 39 freakin’ years old and has been out of the lineup more than in the lineup for the last five years. He’s not suddenly going to revert to the ‘Jr’ of 10 years ago anymore than Glavine is.
We’ll be better off defensively with the people we have. More speed with any combo of Andersen, Blanco, B Jones and maybe Schaefer,(sp) Who cares if they hit 20 homers or not? Get ‘em on base, run ‘em and drive ‘em in. If they score 75-100 runs using their speed, I don’t care if they hit 5 or 50 homers. You don’t have to hit homers to score runs, but you do have to score runs to win games. There, that should get the half wits started.
Keep up the good work, DOB.
February 19th, 20099:55 pm
We need to put this in context. It sure as hell wasn’t “Dewey Defeats Truman!”
Question How many bloggers wanting to can Wren have actually tried to draft a Little League team and run it. My goodness grasus I am tied of people calling for people jobs when all they have done is be a computer jockey. The Braves performance in the next few years will determine how well Wren does his job. Not even St Bill of sybermetrics is right at forcasting the future all the time. Lets play ball and see how bad he has done before we fire anyone.
The truth is we will probably never know why Griffey changed his mind but here is what has been reported:
1) Two weeks ago it was rumored only one team was interested in
Griffey (Seattle) and they might be able to sign him for $ 500,000
to $ 1,000,000.
2) Last week it was reported Griffey was about to sign with Seattle, he
then denied it at the golf tournament he was playing in.
3) Over the weekend he contacted someone at the Braves office and let
them know he was really interested in playing in Atlanta. He stayed
in contact with Chipper the past few days.
4) He abrutly changed his mind when offered more money and a chance
to continue with Seattle after playing days were over.
I doubt it was to insure his legacy, he is the greatest player of
the 90′S and a first ballot HOF. I think his legacy is pretty much secured. Unfortunately I think he used the Braves to get a better deal from Seattle. Hey it worked for Furcal.
I wish both of them luck in the coming season, I just don’t think either has character.
February 19th, 20099:57 pm
i dont like this new blog anymore. i come on here to read all DOB’s posts from the day and they have all been truncated and nothing before 8 pm is available!
February 19th, 20099:59 pm
While the article may have not caused Griffey to change his mind about going to the Braves, I think the article could have made the Mariners try to go after Griffey even harder.
February 19th, 200910:02 pm
Wow, wow, wow. Bravesfan79…I am really impressed. After the efforts from coxlover, the pres, and various interlopers I thought they blog had reached an all time low. But no! You sir have brought it even lower.
February 19th, 200910:03 pm
This blog is drowning in Cox Love.
Have a good night and great weekend everybody.
February 19th, 200910:04 pm
I’m Frank Wren and most everything I touched this year turned to crap. Not saying that it was his fault, just know that is what it has looked like.
Suddenly the Griffey thing is falling apart. Wren is going to look inept again! Wait! Haven’t heard from Griffey since the AJC story broke! That’s it! I’ll tell Bowman that we haven’t heard from Griffey since the story broke and he will run with the idea! Thats it! It’s the AJC and O’briens fault not mine!!
Then to boot, I’ll use the AJC article theory to save face with my players, the same players who probably aren’t too thrilled with me over letting Smoltz walk and failing to bring in the help they need. I’ll blame DOB and AJC!
(sometime later, Huddy goes off on DOB)
Now does this sound toooo far fetched?
Be Careful of Stones That You Throw
February 19th, 200910:05 pm
A couple of current Braves both dumped their wives and families for other women. Tell me, do THEY have character?
Who cares that Griffey went to Seattle. He would probably hurt a hammy or something by the end of April and we will be seeing a young player platooning with Matty D in Left anyways. Plus, we need a right handed bat between Chipper and Mac.
February 19th, 200910:06 pm
You know what’s funny?
Terrence Moore’s comments are turned off
He posted an article at noon yesterday and there’s no comments. Can’t take the heat?
February 19th, 200910:08 pm
Last comment tonight I swear: Maybe DOB can be the “Rachel Phelps” of the Atlanta Braves. The more I think about the Hudson incident -the more I’m convinced this could actually pull the team together.
CSG, regarding your 9:44 questions: Unfortunately, we’ve been so wrapped up in the Griffey watch the past few days, and me in getting guys up to the pressbox for online chats the first two days, etc., than I’ve watched less baseball than ever in the first few days of camp. That should change now that the Griffey thing’s over and we’re getting to a normal routine (if God is a merciful God).
That said, McCann and Diaz are noticeably more fit, and Diaz actually looks five years younger he’s in such great shape. He followed that P90X diet and it worked amazingly well in a few months.
Lowe has looked great, been able to watch him throw a couple times. And of course, Moylan just dominated hitters in his first BP session, very impressive in his first time facing hitters since May.
Plan to try to go watch Heyward hit on Field 2 tomorrow, hopefully. And I want to watch Francoeur at the cage, haven’t done that yet.
Chipper looks good, noticeably thicker in arms, but a little slimmer around waist. He’s hit some moon shots in BP, but that’s nothing unusual.
February 19th, 200910:10 pm
DOB while I have been critical of your reporting (but not you blog in general which I really do like) I hate to hear the thing with Hudson. That is not cool and unneeded on his part.
February 19th, 200910:12 pm
Just when I was going to go to bed you have to chime in. I swear I’m dreaming about Griffey and DOB’s LOVE CHILD TONIGHT
February 19th, 200910:13 pm
Has DOB even said it was him who got into it with Hudson? I dont think he has. DOB is not the only reporter to ever step into the locker room. I know someone heard it on “FOX FORCE 5 ACTION NEWS” or whatever, but he hasnt said anything. ( hey, it is FOX…so you cant trust it….)
Even if it was Dave, I seriously doubt he instigated anything.
February 19th, 200910:14 pm
Mitchie, yes he has said that the reporter was him and they also said so on Fox 5. He was interviewed on Fox 5 today.
February 19th, 200910:15 pm
Hudson believed there were WMDs to.
February 19th, 200910:16 pm
If anyone wants to hear about the Hudson-O’Brien argument today they’re gonna show it on Fox 5 in a few minutes.
February 19th, 200910:18 pm
We need to rebuild – not the ball club – the sport’s staff at the AJC. Just keep LEDBETTER around. He’s like my Starbucks – I can’t live without his reporting on the Falcons. Maybe he could cover both baseball and football.
OK, I stand corrected.
February 19th, 200910:19 pm
This pagenation thing they hope to implement… I hope they do in reverse order. I hate logging onto a blog and then filtering down to the last page to catch up to the conversation… Any way. I look forward to the next updates DOB.
Coxlover (9:35 pm): “when the FRONT PAGE of the AJC sports section reads in large bold letters ” GRIFFEY WILL PLAY FOR THE BRAVES” and it turns out that it is totally untrue I think people have a right to be upset”
But that’s NOT what DOB himself said. Or wrote. So why blame him? He wrote the story — he did not write the headline. You DID know that, right?
Did you not even read the story? Did you not read the blog? Can you not even parse 4th-grade newspaper English?
Your And Idiot, you know.
ccrider (9:36 pm): blah blah blah die Anders blah blah blah
blah blah blah hate Anders blah blah blah
blah blah blah kill Anders blah blah blah
blah blah blah just leave Anders blah blah blah
Anders is a heckuva lot smarter, wittier and more entertaining and insightful than most here (including your little rant).
I myself value his contributions and am glad that little pismires like you are impotent to drive him away. And I am not alone on this here.
February 19th, 200910:21 pm
Morons…….sorry, another moron here(only I don’t parade)………make that your 9:02
Enter your comments here
Random, I’m just trying to figure out who wrote the headline. That’s who I’m most mad at. Does anyone know who it was ?
this whole situation reminds me of 911, a whole lotta people being conned into believing somethin like that was possible, when anyone that has a head they use for things other than a hatrack immediately see through the debris and know who the real culprits are
I’m so excited to see the NEW Atlanta Braves!!! I can’t to see Kawakami, Lowe, Vasquez, a healthy Glavine, and a hopefully better hitter in Francoeur. Our bullpen is going to be one of the strongest in the league! No more losing 1-run games that essentially put us into 4th place. I hope we can get a strong bat in the outfield. We will not get swept by the Phillies like last year. We are going to win!!!
February 19th, 200910:22 pm
Thanks for stepping up to the plate and taking(whatever) responsibility you had in this situation. This is still the BEST beat blog I have ever read and I have lived in 7 major cities. Please don’t let the ignorant few(including some players) influence you to NOT post your opinions and/or impressions about what is going on. THAT is the reason we read this blog…well THAT and your EXCELLENT references on BBQ and DIVE joints. For what it’s worth, you have my ABSOLUTE and UNEQUIVICABLE support.
Run Heap Run
Can we just leave all of DOB’s comments and then how many ever others until it gets to 100?
February 19th, 200910:23 pm
There’s only one president at a time; now,now imposter
February 19th, 200910:24 pm
This new software has killed the value of this blog.
I would, however, have LOVED to been a fly on the wall when Huddy had words with you. Gotta say, I would LIKE your chances against him, LOL.
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
February 19th, 200910:25 pm
Hudson seemed like one of the least approachable players last year when I was at the Dark Star. I find his reaction a little odd, unprofessional, and to be quite honest; rather childish.
February 19th, 200910:26 pm
DOB: sorry you had to get a very close look at the Worst Looking Bald Head On A White Guy when Hudson got up close and personal. Yowza.
Josh from Columbus
huddy’s from columbus too, so i hate to hear that. maybe he just got caught up in the moment. anyhow… no one seems to want to elaborate or comment on my manny suggestion (probably because the braves would never do it) but i was just trying to start some chatter. i really hope shaefer gets called up early this season. i hear he has a HOSE!
February 19th, 200910:27 pm
jds (10:06 pm) — Yeah, I tried to share my Selig-Aaron-steroids conspiracy theory with him this morning, but no go.
Greg: there are over 650,000 to 750,000 — in the unabridged dictionary today. Those are the best ten you could muster?!
February 19th, 200910:29 pm
DOB, sorry to hear about that crap that happened. I just want to thank you because this blog kicks ass and you do a great job. I really can’t imagine that report turning Griffey off from the Braves. Doesn’t make any sense. Anyway, back to baseball, was it in Heyward’s contract that he had to be invited to the big league camp this early in his professional career? Thought I heard that somewhere. Maybe even from you. Can’t remember. If true, I’m guessing that is standard for a high first rounder.
Why is everyone so worked up about a 39 yr old injury prone, slow LF. Fact is Griffey would have given the Braves a .260 bat with 15 -20 HR, below avg speed on the bases and below avg defense. All he could have brought to Atlanta is his name, that would be good for about 6 weeks then all you would have is a has been Cox would like he owed playing time. Go with the young guys and wait for a difference maker to become available, let pitching and defense win games early.
February 19th, 200910:30 pm
Bullseye, you could also ask why people are getting so worked up about a 43 year old, injury prone Glavine.
What's the deal w/Huddy?
What happened with Hudson? Does anyone have a link?
Griffey hit 18 HR’s last year and he’s healthier this year, so I think he’ll probably hit 20-25 HR’s this year.
February 19th, 200910:32 pm
BTW O’Brien: Diaz just called me, its the P9OX. Dude, I’M BEGINNING TO WORRY!
February 19th, 200910:33 pm
Well Mets and Phillies are at it again with their annual bold predictions and banter. I’m cool with that. Interesting that K-Rod comes in and jumps right into it without having proved anything. Other than the bullpen for the Mets I don’t think they are really that improved overall. Still should make for interesting division race. We have the most pitching depth even though we don’t have a true ace like the phils or mets. I still like our chances to compete. Afterall we did pretty against Santana last year as we won every game he pitched in against us. At least we know we can hit the guy, now if we could only do better against Mr. Hamels.
What’s the deal w/Huddy?: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Apxgq2IuNFwwMbJY9i_l5D8RvLYF?slug=ap-braves-griffeyfallout&prov=ap&type=lgns
February 19th, 200910:35 pm
Jake, most of the experts I’ve heard say the Braves will be 3rd or 4th.
February 19th, 200910:38 pm
Yeah and most of the experts last year were picking the Tigers to not just make the postseason but to possibly make the world series.
***lover – check out this article: http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/9238050/Improved-Braves-look-awfully-dangerous. Its pretty encouraging.
Thanks, President of Matt Diaz FC. Thanks to the stupid cap on comments I can’t catch up on what DOB’s said…has he commented on this?
February 19th, 200910:39 pm
Back briefly but just have to ask –
If we find out the identity of the headline writer, do you plan to head down to AJC headquarters and beat him/her up? Would that make you feel better?
I strongly suggest you get over it. Life is full of disappointments, and wonderful times, too.
February 19th, 200910:40 pm
heyyy! DOB’s on the news!
You made it!
if Huddy really got into a heated argument claiming the story made Griffey back out I just lost a lot of respect for Tim Hudson. The stories were everywhere and if a player’s ego is so fragile that a story (even if premature or leaked) can make a person change his mind, that player is weak and a prima donna. Griffey going to the Mariners had nothing to do with the AJC it had to do with $$$$$.
What concerns me is that Frank Wren says he doesn’t think we need another bat. We had the worst outfield offensive production in baseball last year !!!
Nick from PA
February 19th, 200910:41 pm
Did you throw down with Tim Hudson?
February 19th, 200910:42 pm
Brian, if Griffey’s decision to go to the Mariners had to do with $$$$ then why did he take less money to go to the Reds in 2000 ?
February 19th, 200910:43 pm
anyway to keep DOB’s comments up all the time, instead of deleting them every 100 posts??
February 19th, 200910:45 pm
Yea – to give the man credit, he actually went into this in some detail. Paraphrasing of course, but he basically said Huddy had some choice words for him primarily due to his reporting on Griffey. There was also the other matter of his speculation regarding roster moves/spots after the fact i.e. Griffey and Glavine signing that is. I’m sure he’ll address this at length tomorrow once all this dies down a bit.
February 19th, 200910:46 pm
Coxlover, wasn’t Griffey traded to the Reds?
February 19th, 200910:48 pm
Bingo and Smotzie too. BTW 18 HR in HR friendly parks and DHing for most of his AB.
I think we can safely assume that Hudson wasn’t the player that told DOB the Braves should give the young outfielders a shot.
February 19th, 200910:49 pm
Wow, I never thought a player would take that stuff serious. Wow maybe Huddy doesn’t know much about blogging but people can say anything on their. Note to Huddy: If Ken Griffey is that sensitive that a leak caused him to run clear across the country you may not want a guy like that on your team anyway. Boy, I never thought Atlanta media would scare guys off. I wonder what would have happened if this would have been the Ynakees, Mets, Red Sox, or Phillies or any big market team.
Besides the fact is I really do not believe the Ajc or anyone who broke the story had anything to do with it. I would say Willie Mays, Reynolds, and Seattle upping the ante had the most to do with it. Don’t get mad at the man because he’s doing his job. If anything Huddy should have talked to Chipper becuase if he had I don’t think he’d be taking his anger out on a beat writer. Griffey the one he should be mad at because he approached us and wasted our time.
February 19th, 200910:51 pm
Good night ATL! P.S. DOB, no hard feelings. No joke! Just got upset. This team is all I have to look forward to some times after a 12 hr hectic work day. Its an escape obviously. And when that safe space gets disrupted – I react sharply. You were in my crosshairs today buddy. No hard feelings. This blog ROCKS and you’re are the main reason. So keep it up and please accept my apologies for being harsh. P.S. (2) With that said – my ironic name stands. If M.D. has a problem – so be it! zzzzzzzzzzz.
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