1:05 pm February 25, 2009, by David O'Brien
February 25th, 20092:55 pm
They haven’t said who is pitching
marek i think..
February 25th, 20092:56 pm
Iorg strikes out looking
People are underplaying how great of a show this Eastbound and Down is. DOB you need to check it out as I think it is the funniest show on tv. Nothing like My Name is Earl as this guy is just a dick to everyone in a very, very funny way. Highly recommended.
February 25th, 20092:57 pm
Yeah you guys are right if Kelly Johnson would of caught that pop-up we would’ve gone on to win the World Series regardless of all the injuries we had and Francoeur making his best AJ impression.
Just got back from talking to Jurrjens, who actually felt quite good. Said he just needs to get the ball down and work on his slider, but the arm feels great.
Oh, and the SAUSAGE with peppers and onions at the concession stand at Joker Marchant is about as good as any food you can possibly get at a ballpark. Grilled right there beneath the stands behind home plate, with fresh grilled onions and peppers on top. It’s $6, but worth every penny.
Yes, Same Mike Hessman
nice play by the LF, they say Schafer, but DOB said he moved to CF
nice catch Shaefer
February 25th, 20092:58 pm
i’m so confused and hungry right now
February 25th, 20092:59 pm
Mets are beating the O’s 7-3, Bottm 5
Phillies are losing to Pit 1-8, Top 6
Marlins are losing to STL 0-3,Top 6
thanks for teasing me with delicious sausage nom noms while i am stuck in the office, dave.
February 25th, 20093:00 pm
DEEP Homerun Jordan Schafer
Wow the way this blog loads…you jump around inning to inning. Apparently the Braves and Tigers switch every other batter.
tim- braves lifer
I don’t care how fast Anderson is, Schafer is better
February 25th, 20093:01 pm
HR JORDAN SCHAFER
Did Schafer hit one out?
hicks grounds to 3B
February 25th, 20093:02 pm
A Great start for Jordan….
Schafer’s got options. Good to know.
base hit by Clint Sammons
1 on 2 out
Chelsea 1 – Juventus 0
Thought you would like a Champions League update, go Chelsea !!!
Schafer playing well I hear
Base hit Sammons
This is great. I might get fired this spring.
DOB — you mean you passed on the absolutely sinful strawberry shortcake???
February 25th, 20093:03 pm
DOB, what has Jeff Franceour done?
February 25th, 20093:04 pm
MLB is blocked on my work computer…..I guess I will have to watch mlb network when i get home to see what happened
DWW ,yes it is, just how r we going to work?
I think frenchy is 0 for 3 .. 3 ground outs.
February 25th, 20093:05 pm
Oh no I think Jordan Schafer is here to stay,like I’ve been saying(I know it’s only 1 game). Cmon kid don’t give a chance to even think about sending you to AAA. He’s the spark we need on this team from the start of the season. Watch out Josh here comes Jordan.
February 25th, 20093:06 pm
Good at bat, fouling off a lot of pitches
grounds out to 1B
Schafer homerun gives braves 4-3 heading to the bottom of the 7th
the score tracker is still 3-3 in the 6th, how old is that?
Okay – not to start an argument of best fan or longeset fan or anything, but if the worst Braves game you’ve ever had to watch was last year with KJ dropping the gimme out, then I’m going to assume you haven’t watched THAT many years of Braves baseball.
Every time I hear the name Lonnie Smith I get an upset stomach…. and about 10 others I can probably list ahead of that game….
As for that game being a turning point – sure…. right along with Tommy going down, Smoltz getting hurt, Tex sleeping through april and May, French sleeping through the entire season…
February 25th, 20093:07 pm
Sounds like Freeman has a solid approach, works the count very well, able to foul off a lot of pitches
February 25th, 20093:08 pm
I wish I had a job to lose while watching MLB.com!!! Ha! It’s all good! I’m just glad everyone’s excited.
Eric O’Flaherty on the mound
People say he has good stuff
What’s the score, anybody?
February 25th, 20093:09 pm
The KJ game isn’t even in the same hemisphere as the Leyritz game or even the Burke game for that matter. Just a small blip on the screen of a below average season.
Eastbound and down is indeed funny and allegedly based on Rocker and Southside Steve.
David, Did Schafer hit that one hard?
First-pitch homer for Schafer in the seventh off of Eddie Bonine. Big day for the Pope of Polk County.
Braves 4, Tigers 3, Bottom 7th
DOB – How did Jo Jo look DOBi One Knobi ?
February 25th, 20093:10 pm
the announcers are not mentioning names of the replacement hitters
Ramon Santiago a little looping base hit to RF
Just got back from Disney this morning. Delayed flight in Atlanta kept us on the runway for over an hour. I enjoyed watching the Braves practice Monday and Tuesday. They look great! I was also able to get around 30 autographs. Had a wonderful time.
DOB how did Marek look
base hit Tigers
February 25th, 20093:11 pm
Well, first game of spring, and Schafer has impressed.
Dave , are you going to be in Tampa next Sat.
That homerun in Houston in the 250th inning of that game…what garbage that was.
People come on!!!! its the first game of spring training. You seriously going to compose your opening day roster off of 1 day in spring training? If thats the case then Freddie Freeman makes the team and Jurrjens does not. Give it a rest, we wont have a good grasp on who will be on the team until spring training is almost over.
February 25th, 20093:12 pm
Brent Clevlen up
walk, runners on first and second with no outs
Can we re-sign Ohman now please
The Truth Hurts
Justice and Glavine broke the Lonnie Smith curse.
The Leyritz homer was the beginning of the new curse.
The Braves haven’t been the same since.
February 25th, 20093:14 pm
besides Gonzalez, our LH relief options scare me. Reyes, Logan, O’Flaherty, Ridgway in a game against Howard, Delgado, Ibanez, Utley.
Time for the tums
Two Tigers on base with none out in the seventh against O’Flaherty. Jeff Larish at bat….
February 25th, 20093:15 pm
Jeff Larish up
Brandon Jones is in Left Field
O’Flaherty all over the place
February 25th, 20093:16 pm
When this blog gets to the bottom of the page its like being stuck in one of those revolving glass doors , you can see but you just can’t get out.
it reloads missing part ,then reloads missing, then reloads ok.then reloads to the top. whew
Robert, thanks for the Play by Plays!
I hate Lonnie SMith, he will never be forgiven
Larish flies to Schafer
February 25th, 20093:17 pm
Someone want to tell Wren the Ohman will only cost about 1 mil
thanks for the reminder about lonny smith. i had effectively repressed that memory until two mintues ago.
February 25th, 20093:18 pm
But don’t forget Dwight Smith… he had a good voice.
Tigers 4, Braves 4
Casper Wells up
base hit to RF Hewyard makes a good throw, bang bang but ruled safe
4-4, ball got there before the runner
I’m a lil’ confused… why is eveybody hating on Lonnie Smith? I was too young to remember his time with the Braves very well.
February 25th, 20093:19 pm
Didn’t Sammons have issues blocking the plate last year
O’Flaherty is the guy we picked up off waivers. If Logan has issues…then we can worry.
Good to know from early on how much we can count on JF……..0-3……….I know lots of people will say, its noly the 1st game in spring, but there is no signs of change. Everything as advertised.
Truth Hurts – when that scumbag Leyritz gets thrown away for the multiple DUIs and felony murder, curse will be OVER BABY
February 25th, 20093:20 pm
Heyward just made a terrific throw from RF to home plate, but runner slid under the tag. I don’t know how well Sammons was blocking the plate, if he was at all. Replay ain’t available. So we’ll reserve judgment. But the throw was just a perfect BB thrown from mid-range RF by the left-handed Heyward.
Embizzle wathc game 7 of the 91 world series and you will hate Lonnie Smith too
Strike out of Ramirez
2 outs two on
February 25th, 20093:21 pm
2 outs, runners on 1st and 3rd
Braves have an all left-handed outfield right now, by the way — B Jones in LF, Schafer in CF, Heyward in RF.
Then Charlie Liebrandt should be blamed or 91 too with that logic.
February 25th, 20093:22 pm
How about using Jo Jo as our lefty in the bullpen cause HE AINT starting anytime soon……..
Dusty Ryan up
strikeout. inning over
not very impressive by O’Flaherty
Good news about Jones and throwing from the outfield! Seriously DOB, can you give us any observations about Frenchy?
Top 8th : Braves 4, Tigers 4
LOVE seeing the 95 World Series replayed on MLB Network.
February 25th, 20093:23 pm
Embizzle – some of us hold Lonnie responsible for not winning the World Series in 1991…
February 25th, 20093:24 pm
Pardon my hyperbole. I’ve been watching the Braves my whole life. I remember a lot of stomach-punch losses, but that one sticks in my mind cause I was waiting for the Braves to blow it more and more as the game went on, then had emotions swing from one extreme to the other and back again in a few seconds.
The Burke HR was almost like a mercy-kill. I was already depressed after the grand slam in the 8th and part of me just wanted it to be over. It felt inevitable that we would lose after giving up a tying grand slam. Thank you Kyle Farnsworth…
Okay, now we can stop with the merry walk through the history of terrible Braves games.
catching up late guys…
I know the score, who got the RBI? Any HRs?
amen to that 2Parc, I got goosebumps after watching them replay that series.
2Parc pitchers give up HR’s. Professional baseball players should never run the bases that poorly
Its a new season.
February 25th, 20093:25 pm
It’s probably been pointed here, but if not: Baseball America released its Top 100 prospects list yesterday, and Hanson and Heyward are FOURTH and FIFTH., respectively.
Pretty impressive for Braves to have two of the top five.
And Neftali Feliz, the former Braves pitching prospect who was in the trade for Teixeira from Texas in 2007, is No. 10 on the list.
Francoeur flies out
0-4 no hard hit balls
Brooks Conrad 5-3
February 25th, 20093:26 pm
How does Frenchy’s swing look? Is he calm? or confused?
pop out to SS
February 25th, 20093:27 pm
Freeman had a 2 rbi single, McCann sac fly and Schafer solo HR
While Lonnie Smith committed a terrible baserunning gaffe in the 91 World Series, Braves would have never been in the World Series without his contributions.
February 25th, 20093:28 pm
I am going to obtimistic and say that Frenchy is just testing out his new swing….PLEASE GOD LET THAT BE TRUE
The Detroit announcers are pathetic. They just said that Francoeur flied out, but according to DOB, the outfield is Jones, Heyward, and Schafer. Although, I guess Francoeur couyld be DHing. Still, their announcers talk too much without covering what’s going on in the game.
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