1:05 pm February 25, 2009, by David O'Brien
Wayne in Utah
February 25th, 200910:46 pm
Are they ever going to fix this “page” thing??
February 25th, 200910:47 pm
Wayne in Utah, I fear the page thing IS the fix.
dogsbrekky, sorry to hear that sad fact.
18 Wheels of Love
February 25th, 200910:49 pm
I’m sorry about that. For years I had no idea that was what the song was about (Dreamland) until I read up on it. That’s why I like the Oils, they have educated me over the years to things like that, especially about the environment.
Looks like they have a benefit show coming up. Wish I was over there.
Was in line getting a sandwich the other day and the guy behind me was an Aussie and the guy making the sandwiches was an Aussie and they were talking like they were old friends. I gotout of line just so I could listen to them. Lots of ‘I rekon’ and talk of nowhere to get ‘Tooeys’ unless you spend $6 at Outback. One of the guys was from a town where the other guys grandmother lives….it was weird.
I told my wife that we have to go there.
February 25th, 200911:00 pm
I wouldn’t mind the pagination stuff if they’d just put the damn page numbers at the top of the page and reverse the order so that the most recent comments appear first. I liked being able to scroll through the hundreds of comments, but those days are over now.
February 25th, 200911:02 pm
Came home, cooked a pizza, sat on the couch eating it and then … bam … out for two outs hourse hours solid. woke up and had no idea what time it was or how long i’d been asleep. interestedinteresting discourse here tonight….
as you can tell, still quite out of it
February 25th, 200911:04 pm
I’ve made the suggestion that someone had earlier about 100 comments per “page” instead of 50 or whatever it is now. The proper authorities have received the suggestion and are checking into it.
I’d tell anyone who has other complaints/suggestion about the new format, just write ‘em into the little box just below this that says “send us your suggestions about this page.” They will listen.
February 25th, 200911:06 pm
BravesFanChris24: The pitchers for tomorrow are listed as Campillo, Hanson, Boone Logan, Bennett, James Parr, and Gonzo.
February 25th, 200911:08 pm
“out for two outs solid.
interested discourse here tonight….” -DOB
Is this the part of my dream where things start seem extra weird and then I wake up?
I thought about putting a bunch of expletives into the suggestions I sent, but I didn’t.
February 25th, 200911:11 pm
I agree Chop Chop. I much preferred the long scroll. It worked much better when I would just want to catch up with a certain blogger by using CTRL+F to find their name on the page. Now, even though I can still use CTRL+F, it won’t work unless that blogger posted on the current page.
February 25th, 200911:12 pm
DOB What’s your opinion of Heyward and Freeman? Are they really as good as advertised? From what I’m hearing, they sound good enough to start now.
February 25th, 200911:16 pm
I tried CTRL-F for “ric flair” just now. Nothing is showing up on this page. I need to rectify that.
Ric Flair telling the truth.
You gotta love the response of the audience in that clip.
February 25th, 200911:18 pm
well deserved nap DOB
February 25th, 200911:22 pm
DiamondbackMac: From everything I’ve seen and heard, there’s no doubt about either. These are two really smart kids who also happen to be 6-foot-5 athletes who love to compete to see who can have the higher OBP, not just swing for the fences. Heyward is a physically gifted specimen, in addition to being very smart (Ivy League parents, if you didn’t know — both attended Dartmouth). Freeman is hitter, man. That’s obvious, just watching him drive the ball to all fields during BP, then watching that little piece of hitting today with two outs (two-run single), and looking at his numbers last year, which were cross-the-board terrific at Rome.
February 25th, 200911:23 pm
But they’re 19, DiamondbackMac. Give ‘em a year, then start thinking about how soon they can start. Freeman hasn’t played above low-A, and Heyward’s only spent a few weeks in high-A.
I entered a comment, but it won’t submit – keeps asking for my e-mail which I put on the heading. “Course as a cyber unsophisticate, I’m probably doing it wrong.
February 25th, 200911:26 pm
Don’t forget bloggers when making your predictions on who will make the bullpen that Phil Stockman is out of options. If the Bravos put him on waivers they’ll lose him. The man has a very good chance of making the bullpen with a sold spring.
DOB et al
I don’t get it on three counts. Overall, Anderson has better numbers and is much less prone to injury than Griffey. Why wasn’t he targeted before Griffey?
The other thing I don’t get about Anderson…every single person asked about him raves about the dude. For good reason, by the looks of it. So given the bargain basement price the Braves got for him, why weren’t teams lining up months earlier and signing the dude?
The last thing I don’t get is why the Angels didn’t resign him? The dude obviously has a proven track record, been with the organization his entire career, has good character and was relatively cheap…doesn’t make any sense to me.
The other thing that occurred to me about Anderson is that he was with the Angels organization for 15 years, is a high character guy and is durable. Yet, the Angels didn’t bother to resign him. The Braves were lambasted for not signing Smoltz even though they made him a good incentives based offer dependent on his health. Anderson was with the Angels his entire career, younger than Smoltz, minimal injury history, and they didn’t even attempt to bring him back…so how come the uproar with Smoltz and not a murmur re the Anderson/Angels situation. I think it says something about how much Smoltz stirred and has continued to stir the pot since his exit.
February 25th, 200911:32 pm
Just like that…
“Magnum TA, ridin’ around on that funky motorcycle. Why don’t you get a Mercedes-Benz and be a real man?”
February 25th, 200911:34 pm
Bravo Nam, Garret’s option was a bit pricey ($14 mill) in the economy and at his age. And as much as his teammates and manager loved him out there, I hear he wasn’t one of the absolute fan-favorite players, not like Smoltz here. Anderson was liked out there by the fan base, just not adored to the degree of a Smoltz. Something to do with his demeanor, just not real outgoing with media and fans. But like I say, teammates all loved him, and you saw what Leyland said today — that seems to be the impression he makes on all players and managers, including opposing teams.
Lew, no hard feelings man. Weird saying that to a guy I’ll probably never meet.
Since the topic seems to be naps tonight, maybe I’ll share my nap nightmares. I wake up feeling worse than before the nap. I’m hypothyroid, so I get very tired through the day. I just grind it out with a ton of mountain dew.
February 25th, 200911:36 pm
Thanks. Just let them mature a while, then watch out. Of course, there’s also Shafer, Anderson, and Hanson who are ready now. The future’s so bright I gotta wear shades.
February 25th, 200911:39 pm
Mizzou Guru: If you were, say, a Texas or Colorado grad, it might be worth exchanging volleys with you regarding institutions of higher learning in Big 12 country.
February 25th, 200911:43 pm
I bet this Freeman guy turns out as good as Heyward. Sometimes it works that way. Imagine what the lineup might look like in 2011: 1)Shafer 2)Escobar 3)Chipper 4)Mac 5)Frenchy 6)Heyward 7)KJ 8)Freeman…looks as good as the Phillies lineup right now, maybe better.
You know, looking at David Ross’s stats through the last couple of years, dude’s got some power. He hit .202 last year, but still belted 17 hr’s. This team has got one da– good bench, I’ll tell you that.
February 25th, 200911:44 pm
Dave, why aren’t the Braves willing to give Ohman a 1yr deal for 1 mill. Their original offer had to be at least that. It makes no sense. They’ve improved all over the board. why let such an integral piece of a mlb team (a loogy that can work a whole inning) get snatched up by some one else. COME ON! he’s there for the taking! This is really frustrating to me. I love our team. I would love it even more going into the season with a proven lefty in the middle innings THAT IS CHEAP!
if schafer has a much better spring then anderson,and anderson makes the team just because he’s out of options,then i’ll be pissed…the best players should be on the field..DOB is there a chance that happens?
Nick from PA
February 25th, 200911:47 pm
Odds the braves outfield could be anderson, anderson and schafer?
Greg I’m wondering (considering how good Ohman is) if there might be something wrong with him that they’re not publicizing.
February 25th, 200911:51 pm
This team, barring catastrophic injury is better than last year:
G Anderson is an obvoius upgrade on the various platoons that were employed
David Ross is a ton better option at backup C than blog favorite Corky
We’re starting the year with an injury free (hopefully) closer
The rotation is deep and more experienced
The bench is much improved.
And think about this, when we play interleague games, G Anderson can DH
February 25th, 200911:52 pm
Dmac, I don’t know. I haven’t heard of any issues with Ohman physically. The Braves have 4 right handed starters…5 really since T Hanson will not be in AAA all year. We need Ohman. God, his price is miniscule at this point. Make the move!
February 25th, 200911:55 pm
I don’t fuss about moves & non-moves much, but the Ohman one really is a head-scratcher.
February 26th, 200912:00 am
Something tells me 2 lefties in the bullpen will never = 1 Will Ohman.
By the way, Cox said he thinks it’ll be close on whether Moylan’s ready to begin season. “It’s gonna be close,” Cox said. He said Moylan might be ready to pitch in Grapefruit League games by mid-March, and that Soriano could be ready soon.
Greg I agree with you about his value and his price. I really wasn’t thinking about physical problems. I was thinking more along the lines of personality or possibly steroids.
February 26th, 200912:08 am
Dob -what kinda pizza did u cook?
DbackMac, I’ve wondered to myself if Bobby could be much of a Will Ohman fan in private. Talk about a couple of very different sets of vibes.
Of course, for all I know they’re great pals.
It is odd, Bubdylan. The Braves have $9.55 million committed to Gonzo and Soriano this year. The next highest-paid player in the Braves’ bullpen is Moylan at $440,000.
In all, the bullpen will likely take up about $12 or $13 million of the payroll. My guess is that Wren just feels that the extra innings we are guaranteed (I don’t believe in guarantees because my glass is half-empty) to get from Lowe and Vazquez will make the difference in the quality of the lefties used. We’ll see, but Ohman held lefties to a .571 OPS last year. That’s got to be worth $1-2 million for a team trying to make a postseason run, right?
February 26th, 200912:09 am
need to know for my own dietary menu plan. thx
February 26th, 200912:11 am
That’s all I can do is wonder. But, I can’t see any other reason for not going after him.
How’s the beer holding out?
February 26th, 200912:16 am
As always, I’ve enjoyed the experience. Now it’s time for bed. Good night and God bless you all.
February 26th, 200912:17 am
Chop Chop, sure seems that simple to me. I’d have thought the need for Ohman was greater than the need for Glavine. But, hey, maybe as the season progresses, we’ll see something that sheds some light.
Weird offseason. Glad we scraped through with a decent team.
February 26th, 200912:18 am
Night, Mac. Beer is fine. Salted Corona/lime.
February 26th, 200912:27 am
do we take the fact that you haven’t mentioned Ohman that the Bravos will not even reconsider him at this discounted price?
February 26th, 200912:43 am
It is a good question, but it seems to me the Braves do pretty well in finding inexpensive rp and getting the most out of them. There are exceptions, certainly, and the last couple of years the pen has been over-worked so it would really be hard to judge them. But I have wondered the same thing several years in the past. Now, I just accept it and watch what happens. Ohman was really a question mark last year. After we made that trade some of the Cubs fans came here and said we would be sorry that we got Ohman. They were not taunting us, like some do, but their experience with him was not so good. And it has amazed me to see how rp of that level often don’t have consistent success year after year. I guess having seen this happen so often, I can see some method to their madness with rp like Ohman.
February 26th, 200912:47 am
But I still sometimes (during spring training) I wonder. lol
February 26th, 200912:53 am
I don’t know how they would look at things with the economy the way it is, but it seems to me that if they have any budget money left they may be holding on to it in order to make any necessary moves at the trade deadline. I don’t know how those things work, but if the budget they were given is all they can spend (no more given for the trade deadline) then it seems like a good idea considering that we have a fairly balanced team — no glaring holes now… but some may appear later.
Coach (Skip and Pete will be missed)
February 26th, 200912:55 am
Jeff Francoeur, 0 for 4 with three runners left on base…..welcome back Frenchy.
Sorry, I just couldn’t resist.
February 26th, 200912:57 am
Only one game, Coach. The best hitters in MLB have all gone 0-4 many times.
February 26th, 20091:00 am
PTBNL DOB stated that around the deadline a guy that was making 4Mil would only cost 2Mil the rest of the way
Like you said, they’re holding that money for a midseason trade DOB kinda hit on that and I agree with you, that is probably why they are standing pat, especially with 3 lefty relievers (Ridgeway included, even tho he’s hurt right now I believe)
But still, I’m not going off the fact that O’Flaherty had 1 bad game, the guy was released by the Mariners…dunno
still excited for the season, I’m very optimistic about this team, and I think Chipper put it best, a lot rides on Frenchy, if he can be productive out there, it makes the lineup that much better
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February 26th, 20091:07 am
Yes, Frenchy does seem to be a key to the Braves this season. To me, both offensively and defensively, but most especially offensively.
I agree about O’Flaherty…. or any of the players. The first ST game is not one that you base your season decisions on. It can give information, but that information must be in a greater context… what is seen in practices as well as in the other ST games.
This team does have possibilities. It will be interesting to see how it plays out and how well they play as a team.
February 26th, 20091:08 am
Dude: Thai chicken, Calif. Pizza Kitchen frozen. Pretty damn good for frozen pizza, when cooked directly on the oven rack.
February 26th, 20091:09 am
MiamiBrave, do you go to ST games?
February 26th, 20091:21 am
Introducing our new clean up hitter and starting left fielder. This young phenom (Jordan Schafer) will be part of the Braves winning formula in 2009……
for the Gwinnett Braves.
February 26th, 20091:31 am
Enter your comments here Schafer was popular with the ladies back home? How? On that picture of him on the Braves’ front page, he looks like Pee Wee Herman. Hat down on his ears, goofy looking grin. Watch what you do in dark movie theaters Jordan. Don’t want to be mistaken for Pee Wee there.
February 26th, 20091:39 am
gotigers72, I would not try Pee Wee’s popcorn
February 26th, 20091:53 am
Those CPK pizzas are the best frozen pizzas around, even in the microwave (for the single serving ones). Although if you’re in the restaurant, you gotta try their Miso Salad with Blue Crab and Shrimp. Delicious. I’m not a big chain restaurant fan, but that’s one I frequent.
February 26th, 20091:56 am
FROM FANTASYPROS911.COM – 1/18/09:
The Atlanta Braves took another step in rebuilding their starting rotation with the recent acquisition of Japanese right-hander Kenshin Kawakami. The Braves signed the 33 year-old to a three year deal and have their fingers crossed that he doesn’t turn into another Kei Igawa.
It’s always a risky proposition signing Japanese players. It’s hard to project how they will perform when faced up against the best hitters in the world. Very few Japanese pitchers have had much success in the MLB. My personal favorite example is former White Sox closer Shingo Takatsu. He worked as a set-up man for the Sox before taking over the closer’s role. That little experiment lasted about two months and Shingo has vanished from the face of the earth.
From what I’ve seen and read about Kawakami I don’t think we’ve got another Kei Igawa or Shingo Takatsu on our hands. We could have another Dice-K. Seriously.
Stats and Background
Kawakami had an illustrious 11-year career pitching for the Chunichi Dragons. In 1998, he won the Rookie of the Year with a 14-6 record, a 2.57 ERA, and 124 K in 161 IP. He was the league MVP in 2004 when he had a 17-7 record with a 3.32 ERA and 176 K in 192 IP. He also won the Sawamura Award that year which is the equivalent to our Cy Young Award. His best statistical season came in 2006. Kawakami finished with a 17-7 record, a 2.51 ERA, and 194 K in 215 IP. He racked up his second Sawamura Award as well that year. Kawakami also has a no-hitter on his resume.
If you haven’t already gathered that I’m somewhat pessimistic when it comes to Japanese pitchers then let me say…I’m somewhat pessimistic when it comes to Japanese pitchers. However, having watched a decent amount of video on Kawakami, I am VERY impressed with what I’ve seen.
This guy just looks like a pro. From what I’ve seen he possesses the most important quality of a successful Major League pitcher…confidence. Kawakami is in complete control on the mound. His presence exudes a calm confidence that is somewhat rare these days and quite enjoyable to watch.
He also possesses the second most important factor for success which is control. Kawakami doesn’t just have control of his pitches. The guy can flat out paint. He can work inside and outside as well as up and down.
Kawakami has a two-seam and a four-seam fastball as well as a very good cutter and a knee-buckling slow curve. He throws all four pitches for strikes and can use any one of them as a strikeout pitch. His fastball is not over-powering at 90-91 MPH but it is what we like to call a “heavy” fastball. His curve is not the big 12 to 6 curve like a Barry Zito but has been compared to Roy Oswalt’s curve. His mechanics are solid. He has the same delivery/arm speed/release point for every pitch. For a Japanese pitcher his mechanics are very American.
From what I’ve seen from Kawakami I already like him more than I liked Daisuke Matsuzaka when he came to the States. Kawakami has much better control over his pitches than Dice-K and seems to pitch with much more confidence than him. Kawakami may not have the stuff that Dice-K has but he uses his ability much more proficiently than Dice-K does.
He’s going to be a ground ball pitcher but will get a good amount of strikeouts as well. Pitching in Atlanta can only help his ERA and WHIP numbers. It will also help having a couple of quality veteran pitchers in Javier Vazquez and Derek Lowe there to help him adjust to pitching in the States.
Kawakami is a must have in the late rounds of this year’s drafts. For a 33-year old pitcher he doesn’t have as many miles on his arm as most MLB pitchers his age. I think he’s landed in a great spot in Atlanta and can definitely contend for Rookie of the Year.
He’s not going to fool hitters with trickery like other Japanese pitchers. He going to attack the plate and come right after hitters. He had a great quote at his press conference. Kawakami said, “My pitching style is all about putting my soul into my pitches”. I love that. That’s class. That’s a winner. I can’t wait to see him pitch and what his impact will be on the National League.
Let’s hope Jordan Schafer stays out of padded rooms…
February 26th, 20092:03 am
I’ve been told that Leo mazzone said on 680 the Fan this morning that after seeing Kawakami, he expects him to win at least 12-14 games this year. Encouraging to hear.
February 26th, 20092:05 am
what again is dark star, anyone?
what the heck’s that all about?
February 26th, 20092:38 am
Dude: Thai chicken, Calif. Pizza Kitchen frozen. Pretty damn good for frozen pizza, when cooked directly on the oven rack DOB
I like it and their Sicilian too.Little extra cheese helps them both IMO
February 26th, 20093:20 am
Thanks for your feedback on Anderson…makes sense. Surprised a little that after the Angels didn’t pick up his option, that they didn’t try resigning him at a lesser figure.
February 26th, 20093:23 am
Trying to send again…first time didn’t go…
thanks DOB for your comments…make sense. I’m just a litte surprised that after not picking up Anderson’s option, that they didn’t try resigning him at a lesser amount.
February 26th, 20093:24 am
Thanks DOB for your feedback.
February 26th, 20093:25 am
Sorry for all the posts…blog initially wasn’t posting the comments.
February 26th, 20093:44 am
If you were not aware of this already, there are two major fundamental differences between baseball in Japan and here in the U.S.A.
The baseball’s used in Japan are smaller and lighter. Also, the strike zone is not the same. It is narrower “inside” than away from the batter.
It will be interesting to see how Kenshin Kawakami adjusts.
February 26th, 20094:01 am
DOB, in a pinch those Thai Pizzas will make you shine.
I kind of get the vibe that the cf job is Anderson’s to lose. Was Blanco even there today?
Nice work tonight, Bravo Nam. I guess times are really getting hard when a guy like Anderson takes that big of a pay cut. But I’m glad to have him.
February 26th, 20094:09 am
Coach, if you’re asking me… yes, I’m aware of that. The more I see and hear though… the more confident I am that he’ll adjust nicely. We’ll see, but I feel good about that signing.
February 26th, 20094:11 am
T-minus 9 hours and counting until first televised Braves game, and first look at Tommy Hanson!!
Gil In Mechanicsville
February 26th, 20095:53 am
Mitchell That is simply DOB’s pet term for all things Disney. Deduce what you may from that.
February 26th, 20096:36 am
When would Leo have seen Kawakami pitch? Has he made an appearance at the Braves camp?
I live in Japan and my Japanese friends in the know tell me that Kawakami’s best quality is his ‘fighting spirit’, that he’s tough and doesn’t get rattled in a pinch. They say he will pitch his best after giving up an early run or two.
February 26th, 20096:38 am
Yes KC, it will be nice to see Tommy Hanson pitch again.
February 26th, 20096:59 am
Runnin, Leo’s been here this week with 680 The Fan, doing their morning show (he joined the Rude Awakening as a regular host recently and is on Mon-Fri). He was on the field during BP Monday after the show.
February 26th, 20097:37 am
Does Leo rock while doing the radio show?
February 26th, 20097:52 am
Where else would you cook a pizza besides on the oven rack?
But yeah, that tai pizza is good.
Speaking of Pizza. Last night was the wife’s birthday and we ordered a pizza, which I highly recommend….Mellow Mushroom’s Magical Mystery Tour. Comes with pesto, mushrooms, jalapenos, mozzarella, on a nice garlicy bread crust. It’s an all-timer!
Phew, almost forgot to set the DVR this morning. I was halfway out the door and remembered the game was on ESPN. Can’t wait to get a first look at some of these guys today. I hope the weather’s nice at Dark Star today, I need to live vicariously. Friggin snow. It just won’t end.
OH did you get the microwavable small one and cook it in the oven?
February 26th, 20098:00 am
It’s not the best pizza, but if you’re like me and you’d rather spend your money on beer than food, Totino’s pizza is the best bang for the buck.
February 26th, 20098:08 am
Man I miss Mellow Mushroom. Nobody makes a pizza like that up here in NY.
Very jealous 18 Wheels, and not just of the pizza source. You must have one cool wife if all she wants to do is order pizza on her birthday. Hope it didn’t come with a side of guilt trip.
February 26th, 20098:10 am
By the way, what’s the over-under on the first time the phrase “50-game suspension” does NOT appear in the same sentence as Jordan Schafer ?
(1) mid-summer ‘09
( 2 ) Sept., ‘09
(3) Spring training 2010
( 4 ) after three full years in The Show
February 26th, 20098:18 am
Is there any way to get David O’Brien’s comments added to the main blog content? Honestly, all I do is scroll through looking for his comments. If that’s not possible, please put at least 100 comments per page.
February 26th, 20098:29 am
18 Wheels: You ever hear of a pizza stone? Or a round, metal pizza pan? No? OK, nevermind.
Oh, and no, it wasn’t the microwaveable small pizza, that single-serving thing. That’s like an appetizer, it’s so little. It was pretty good sized, could be cooked in either (but much better in regular oven)
February 26th, 20098:33 am
OK, you did say DIRECTLY on the oven rack.
Pizza stone? Tell me more!
Anyone here have success with MLB.TV or Gameday Audio? I don’t have cable or satellite. What would you all recommend? Would many Braves games be blacked out for me?
Does it play in a web-based window or do you have to use a special player from mlb.com?
February 26th, 20098:48 am
Maturin, I used MLB.tv last year, and this year I think I’m switching to Extra Innings. The audio feeds always worked fine, but the video was always having problems for me. They use that stupid Microsoft Silverlight plug-in, which was buggy as hell last year, and pretty much forced you to use Internet Explorer to watch the games. I only got the medium-definition player to work occasionally, and could almost never get the high-definition feed to work.
Maybe they’ve worked out all the kinks for this year, but I’m not going to spend $90 to find out.
And the blackouts completely depend on your zip code. Go to the following site, and you’ll see a little box in the terms and conditions that lets you enter your zip code to tell you what’s blacked out:
February 26th, 20098:52 am
DOB Do you think we’ll see a lot of the kids playing in today’s game? I really would like to see Schafer(played whole game yesterday), Heyward, and Freeman. I can’t remember if Bobby sits guys that played the day before in ST. Hopefully we get to see these guys get some at-bats and see for ourselver their approach at the plate.
February 26th, 20098:55 am
Toga, bringing up the Mellow Mushroom brings back memories. I ate their constantly when I spent 2 months in Athens Ga. You are right. There is nothing up north that compares especially in central Pa.
February 26th, 20098:56 am
Watching Francoeur and Blanco doing an extra baserunning drill on the field, an hour before regular workout is to commence.
February 26th, 20098:58 am
DOB, any recommended actual pizza joints down there?
February 26th, 20099:07 am
DOB….just for the record I sent a suggestion to the techies to include 100+ posts per page and have the blog populate with the most current posts i.e. page 16 or whatever. Thought it might help if more bloggers did that.
Coach….don’t be so certain that Shaefer will be in Gwinnett. My thinking is that Frenchy will be on a short leash and Shaefer may well be called upon to play RF if Jeff doesn’t hit the ground running. Just a thought not that I want JF to tank or anything like that. Also if Shaefer continues to hit well all spring the Braves will certainly keep his bat around. A lot left to be seen. No I don’t think that the Braves care about when they start his arb-eligible clock.
February 26th, 20099:15 am
Anyone who takes O’Briens “opinions” and “feelings” and runs them as a news source from this blog – should ready the last three posts about the virtues of baking a California Pizza Kitchen pizza on a stone in an oven. . . .i can read it now on MLBTraderumors.com “David O’Brien from the Atlanta Journal Constitution prefers large pizzas over small, oven baked over microwaved. Mark Bowman of the Braves mlb.com website has yet to confirm.Says Mark: the pizza made Griffey turn down the braves.”
You may have already answered this, but what has Diory Hernandez been doing? The team used to be pretty high on him.
February 26th, 20099:16 am
So, when I do my elementary math there are 170 total comments on the latest blogs that the AJC list under the sports tab.(Bisher, Bradly, Moore, Schultz) 789 for DoB.
Shouldn’t 82% of available blogging resources be applied to this blog? I.E., GET RID OF THESE _ _ _ _ PAGES OF COMMENTS.
February 26th, 20099:17 am
By the way, best pizza in Atlanta- Rosa’s on Broad Street. Phenomenal. Run by two brothers from the big apple who look like they used to work for Tony Soprano. They opened one up in Marietta not long ago too.
February 26th, 20099:21 am
can anyone else not see posts after 8:58 AM, and then I try to refresh and it takes me back to DOB’s post at 8:29 AM…what the heck!?
February 26th, 20099:22 am
That happens alot when they are about to start a new page.
Thanks DOB. I wanted to see if Boone Logan was gonna pitch. I want to see Hanson mainly, but also want to see what Boone has to offer.
As for frozen pizza, the California Kitchen’s Hawaii Pizza is my favorite. Thai Chicken is good too though.
February 26th, 20099:25 am
Some solid albums I’ve been listening to recently that were released this year:
The Mountain – The Heartless Bastards
The Ichthyologist – Giant Squid
200millionthousand – Black Lips
All three are decent listens. I had high hopes for the Giant Squid album. It didn’t necessarily deliver, but its still a nice little album. The Black Lips’ album is a bit of a side-step from their previously release, and less of a pop album, but still enjoyable.
Bryan That was just not funny.
February 26th, 20099:28 am
Thanks DWW, seems to be working now!
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