1:05 pm February 25, 2009, by David O'Brien
February 26th, 20099:31 am
you guys are hilarious talking about frozen pizza. i especially like 18 wheels, saying that he got a pizza delivered for his wife’s birthday!!
in college, i used to get those totinos pizzas. they were like $1. the wife and i enjoy digorno when we eat frozen pizza, now.
DWW – not necessarily, its been happening to me all morning and really ever since they started this pagination nonsense. Others have commented (complained) about this same phenomenon!
February 26th, 20099:32 am
And then there was a new page…
February 26th, 20099:37 am
Celeste frozen pizzas are where its at, they’re more of a personal size but they are bangin
February 26th, 20099:38 am
Gallas pizza and wings.
February 26th, 20099:39 am
Dadgum, why would you want to see the most recent comments first, and then have to scroll backwards to find out what people are talking about? I’m not being snarky here, I truly am interested in knowing, just from a code-slinger’s perspective.
February 26th, 20099:42 am
Toga Party-You’ll be happy with the Extra Innings package (if not the price). If you sign up for it the first week of the season (or you could try to get on the list now), they give you a $20 discount and then break the price up into four payments from May-August (about $35-40 a month). There is NO comparison in quality with what you get on MLB TV.
There are many games in HD and even those which aren’t are good picture quality and sound. There will be many times when you get the opposing team’s feed, though and some of the other team’s announcers leave much to be desired (the Brewer’s TV guys). However, getting to listen to Vin Scully makes up for it. As for the And Idiots, you can always just yell at the TV to relieve frustration.
February 26th, 20099:45 am
Thanks for the info btw, Toga Party.
Looks like i’ll be sticking to the radio and Peachtree TV again this year
February 26th, 20099:51 am
18 Wheels…Don’t know if you were serious or not, but here…
My mom used to make homemade pizzas and cook them on a stone. Oh man are they delicious.
February 26th, 20099:52 am
ncscoots, I like the recent posts first too.. in the old blog format i used to scroll all the way to bottom of the page first, i guess i want to read any new updates from DOB first, and then i used to scroll upwards following the conversations backwards. most people when they address someone else’s comments paste the lines from the post they want to comment on.. so it wasnt that bad following the conversations backwards.. but my main reason is i want to read the latest updates from DOB
February 26th, 20099:53 am
Gibby…Ever try pizza from Transmetropolitan while you were in Athens? Those sicilian slices were my favorites in Athens. Used to order the veggie pizza and get them to add italian sausage. Gets my stomach to rumbling just thinking about it.
February 26th, 20099:54 am
Zucca Bar and Pizzeria – the best!
I am right there with ya Maturin
BRAVES on ESPN!! what a great day to be alive!!!
McFann :Ô: (What do you want on your Tombstone?)
February 26th, 20099:56 am
A little pizza discussion mixed in with Braves talk. What more could one ask for?
Totinos are really good. Me, I’ll eat anything as long as it’s pizza. Now, don’t know how you spell it, but Freschetta’s PizzAmoré has the best crust!
Papa John’s might be my favorite delivery pizza, but I don’t think I could even attempt to name my favorite frozen kind. Dang, now I want some pizza……
Any idea who’s gonna play today? Thanks!
February 26th, 200910:00 am
Been traveling and am finally back in the ATL for a couple of days. I am so pumped that Braves baseball is BACK!!!
Nice day yesterday for Mr. Jordan Schafer! Love to see this young man tear it up in the Grapefruit League and force FW to make a tough decision.
Look forward to seeing Hanson and Logan today. Hopefully both can show us a little magic…..
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February 26th, 200910:01 am
Hey DOB(or anyone that might know), is Chipper Jones in the lineup today for the ESPN game?
Hey, thought this might come in handy.
February 26th, 200910:02 am
Wilco announced their spring tour.
Anyone ever seen a show at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham? Trying to decide on whether or not to buy tickets for Birmingham or Athens.
February 26th, 200910:03 am
I’m gonna take a late lunch, head over to Johnny’s Pizza and catch part of the game on ESPN. Hanson is pitching the first two innings?
Pizza and Baseball
Screw Groundhog Day, winter is over when Spring Training starts!
February 26th, 200910:04 am
Maturin Hanson is not starting the game today, he will be pitching innings 3 and 4
President of Matt Diaz Fan Club
February 26th, 200910:10 am
Retreaded: February 25th, 2009 @ 5:53 pm – This is probably way off subject – but has anyone else been less then impressed regarding the photography coming out of spring training from the AJC and to be fair: MLB.com? And I’m simply referring to the lack of quantity, and in some cases quality. You’d think Braves camp (dark-star or whatever you guys are calling it) would be over-saturated with pictures, especially online. Instead, its just the opposite: why?
Maturin Pizza and Baseball
Best combination known to man…with butter and sugar a very close second.
February 26th, 200910:11 am
[anyone else] sorry for the double negative
February 26th, 200910:12 am
First baseman , another top prospect, had a two-run, two-out single in the fifth inning. … Left-hander gave up two hits, one run and one walk in the seventh for a blown save in his Braves debut. Lefty , a non-roster invitee, got the loss after allowing a run, two walks and a hit in the eighth. … and newly signed were the only projected lineup regulars who didn’t make Wednesday’s trip. They worked out at Lake Buena Vista with utilitymen and . Cox said Anderson could be ready to play next week.
I didn’t realize the Braves had so many “no-name” NRIs.
February 26th, 200910:13 am
Lew, thanks for the tips on Extra Innings. I think I’ll wait until the free preview to sign up, and see if I can get a discount that way. I think the extra money (over MLB.tv) will definitely be worth it for the reliability and consistent quality. I just hope they have a lot of Braves games in HD this season.
I really don’t mind listening to the alternate feed when I have to. Sometimes it’s interesting to get other announcers’ perspectives on our team. And Scully is always a treat. I just hate having to watch Braves-Mets on SNY because of the blackouts. Sometimes they just drive me crazy. If I ever get too frustrated, I just repeat my mantra, “Anything’s better than Tim McCarver.”
Can anyone recommend a place to watch the game, OUTSIDE, at a restaurant?
I would love to watch a bit of the game but i have to get the dog out of the house too.
Ohh and i don’t have a TV – that’s why i can’t do it at home.
I live / work in midtown near 5th st.
February 26th, 200910:14 am
Best combination known to man…with butter and sugar a very close second. McFann :Ô: (What do you want on your Tombstone?)
Umm, I would have to say that Beer and Pizza would have to be a close second, lol. Sugar and butter?
February 26th, 200910:18 am
Anybody else get sort of a Steve Finley vibe from Schafer?
February 26th, 200910:20 am
Danga, I never did get to try Transmetropoitian. After what you said I wish I did. It was a long time ago that I was in Athens and I spent most of my time there working. I did get to spend an afternoon with Miss Georgia University passing out pamphlets though. I remember that more than anything else I did in the time I was there.
February 26th, 200910:22 am
What about beer and baseball??? I would rather drink than eat any day. Especially while watching sports.
February 26th, 200910:24 am
Beer, Pizza, Wings, Baseball – All mean the same thing right?
18 Wheels of Love
Whoa now…Mellow Mushroom aint no delivery pizza! And Ms. 18 Wheels requested it along with a cupcake cake. Gotta get on the eliptical today for sure!
Thanks for the pizza stone info. Gonna look into it.
February 26th, 200910:26 am
Beer – Good while watching baseball
Pizza – Good while drinking beer
Wings – Good while eating pizza
Baseball – Good while drinking beer!
Watching Francoeur and Blanco doing an extra baserunning drill on the field, an hour before regular workout is to commence. (DOB 8:56)
Isn’t Frenchy getting a little ahead of himself? You know, working on baserunning and the like.
February 26th, 200910:27 am
Danga (9:51 am): “My mom used to make homemade pizzas and cook them on a stone. Oh man are they delicious.”
Did she use a baby mastodon to vacuum up the crumbs?
February 26th, 200910:28 am
Anders…Now that was funny
Anders, he sometimes gets hit by a pitch.
Yesterday, someone mentioned that the BRAVES were on XM 184. TODAY? I want to hear HANSON’s progress.
February 26th, 200910:30 am
18 Wheels of Love,
Have you tried the new Isbell C.D.? I haven’t picked up a copy, yet. Just wondering if it was as good as his first one. Haven’t seen any reviews yet.
anders, good one. you too, PTBNL.
Pretty funny at 10:26….
Good Morning Anders! Sleep well after that Mets dominating win yesterday?
February 26th, 200910:33 am
OMG would have missed the game on ESPN except for bloggers. Thanks fans.
February 26th, 200910:34 am
Well if anyone wants to have lunch, I’ll be at the Johnny’s Pizza on P’tree pkwy near Ptree corners circle around 1.
February 26th, 200910:36 am
You live/work in Norcross?
Well, there’s a string of posts I’m not used to. Appreciate that my post was taken in the humor it was intended.
PTBNL – That was actually a funnier comeback by you. Didn’t see that coming.
Ease 19 – No I didn’t get much sleep – Been on line at Citipark for playoff tickets since 3:00 am.
February 26th, 200910:38 am
Is Chipper Jones in the lineup today for the ESPN game?
richbrave, it will be on XM channel 180 today, but yeah, watching on ESPN will probably be better.
February 26th, 200910:39 am
Thanks DAP. But I am still hoping that Frenchy gets the last laugh in regard to getting on base.
I also hope that Schafer does not make the Atlanta club. Don’t get me wrong. I am hoping he does very well and is ready. But it would be great for the team if Frenchy and Anderson are also very good. That would make the team very strong. I am confident that we will Schafer this year one way or another if he is ready. But I don’t mind waiting on him if it means that Anderson does well also. It sure would be nice to have such strength at the trade deadline… or any time for a trade.
My favorite pizza places were Everybody’s across from Emory and Sons of Italy in Athens. I know Sons is gone (according to UGABrave) and it’s been 35 years since I ate at Everybody’s and it may be gone too. Still-I ate many good pizzas at both locations. Had an Everybody’s the night my wife and I became a couple and a Sons of Italy House Special the night before my son was born. Lots of good food and good memories attached to both places. If they’re gone, may they rest in peace.
February 26th, 200910:41 am
Anders, you going to see the Yankees in the playoffs? J/K
February 26th, 200910:42 am
Hah Anders! Now who is getting ahead of themselves…But that was funny.
Lew – Everybody’s is still there as far as I know…
Been on line at Citipark for playoff tickets since 3:00 am. Anders
LOL. you just get funnier and funnier as the morning goes on, dont you, lol.
I mentioned the other day that several Scott Boras players had their assets frozen in the Sanford Investment scandal. Apparently that number is growing and now includes in addition to Nady and Damon, Bernie Williams, Mike Pelfrey, Jacoby Ellsbury, Adrian Beltre, Carlos Pena, and Scott Eyre. The situation is bad enough that, in the case of Eyre the Phillies had to advance him part of his salary. All these guys are Boras clients and Pelfrey said he got involved with Sanford through the use of an accountant recommended by Boras.
I hate to see anybody, including these players, suffer losses because they innocently invested with a con man. However, I’m feeling no sympathy for Boras who contributed mightily in jacking up salaries and ticket costs, furthering the imbalance between “have” and “have not” clubs. And like many people after years and years of taxpayer subsidies to the owners on new ballpark deals, not inclined to favor any financial bailout for millionaire players and billionaire owners who bought into offers that “were too good to be true.”
The information above on the players involved and the Boras/accountant connection to Sanford was in the a wire service report in the Florida Sun-Sentinel today.
I’m guessing Boras and that accountant (whoever his is) are sweating bullets big-time these days, as they ought to be. At some point we will be finding out more about this story, including whether or not Boras and/or the accountant benefitted from these referrals and what their
February 26th, 200910:43 am
Anders-Francoeur has to be prepared for any eventuality, no matter how small the chance of seeing it in games situations. He’ll probably have a hit (though we’ll have to play the games to find out) sometime this year and must be ready when he does.
February 26th, 200910:44 am
Ya’ll ease up on 18 Wheels – I take my wife to a small pizza joint every year for Valentine’s Day. I, of course, remind her of the fact it is the site of our first date while I’m scarfing down greasy slices and frothy beverages.
ease19-That’s good to know. I must say that though I’ve never had one of their pizzas, that the Mellow Mushroom was considered the best of the best even 35 years ago.
February 26th, 200910:46 am
Rocky’s Pizza, before it’s demise, was the best pizza hands down.
Ohh, i also like Schroeder’s New Deli in Rome, GA – great place to eat in downtown before Rome Braves Game.
Daybed – don’t say anything.
I haven’t gotten the Isbell record yet. Gonna buy it instead of download from itunes so I have to find a record store. All of them have gone out of bidness and best buy is way across town. Will get it soon.
February 26th, 200910:48 am
Yeah, Norcross here. You too?
Lew – Been meaning to eat at Everybody’s for the last 20 years but just have not made it. Emory was a baseball rival so we hated to go down that way and now its just not convenient. I have to agree, as a chain Mellow Mushroom is the best…Plus the one near my house has Newcastle on tap!
Does anybody remember Jagger’s in Emory Village? In my opinion, that was the best pizza around. Everybody’s obviously is very good, too. All of this pizza talk is making me very hungry.
February 26th, 200910:49 am
PizzaHuts new “Natural” pizza can come with Roasted Red Peppers and Whole tomatoes……YUM. It really does taste like a restaurant pizza and has MUCH less of the famous Pizza Hut Grease…….its good stuff..
But i wonder if this is called “The Natural” – What the hell else have we been eating all these years??? Same deal for McDonalds comeing out with “NEW REAL WHITE CHICKEN NUGGETS”….hmm….what was it before?
Hey people from Atlanta has anyone have heard of a small place called Shorty’s Pizza off of North Druid Hills? Delicious pizza, great beer, cooked out of brick ovens…and is delicious.
February 26th, 200910:50 am
Good Marketing meets Bad Marketing….
February 26th, 200910:51 am
Its kina like Mayfeild comeing out with “Real Cow Milk!”
Grew up in Norcross, in Spaulding Corners and also lived off of Jones Mill…But it was my haunting ground for many a year, back when Peachtree Pkwy was just SR141 and 4 lanes! I live in Woodstock now, straight up Hwy 92.
TheMan, if you eat fast food, you don’t want to know what you have been eating!
February 26th, 200910:52 am
Yeah, DOB was talking about that one a few blogs ago. I’ve been meaning to go check it out. Any one know if it shares any relation to the Shorty’s Pizza on Lawrenceville Hwy in Tucker?
Random…My mom is a brunette, but here is a similar model.
February 26th, 200910:53 am
I agree! The Everybody’s across from Emory has been there for a long while. My little high school debate team used to research at the Emory library and we ate at Everybody’s every night back in the late 70’s.
I live close now and go back every couple of weeks. The pizza is even better now because I can get a beer with it!!!
And I loved the hot sandwiches at Sons of Italy while at UGA. We would order them at least once a week.
But Mellow Mushroom is was and is the best pizza for me in Atlanta. I grew up in Sandy Springs and the Roswell Road location was open from high school on. Even my parents liked MM pizza and would go there after us kids moved out…..
I start thinking about this stuff and I graduated high school in 1977, that is over 30 years ago….OUCH…..
February 26th, 200910:54 am
Schroeder’s! I practically lived there with my friends when I went to Berry in Rome. You just made me a little homesick for my old stomping grounds.
February 26th, 200910:56 am
TnBrian mentioned earlier that it was likely most of us would never meet. He’s probably right, but it would likely be found somewhat surprising if it was known how many Denizens already email, phone or have already met.
When I come down to Hotlanta for the Hank Aaron portrait presentation, plans have already been made for quite a few of The Denizens to meet for dinner. First thoughts were to go to Ted Turner’s Dead Buffalo Restaurant, but maybe we should get together for Pizza or BBQ instead.
February 26th, 200910:57 am
Ha…well, I’m too young for that combo…
Sugar and butter? Come on! You wanna talk about amazingly delicious…Every time we make cookies, cake, whatever, I gotta get me a little lick of that…mix some vanilla extract in there, too. Hmmmmm……
Just watched all of batting practice, talked to Francoeur about his first game with the revamped swing yesterday, etc. He called an opposite-field homer today in a one-swing last round of BP and crushed it into the RF bullpen. That’s the good news. But it’s a work in progress, as he readily concedes, after going 0-for-4 yesterday and hitting only one ball hard (to first base).
Still, he and Braves are optimistic.
OK, gotta get going on a blog. I’ll put some of that in it.
February 26th, 200910:59 am
TheManMike Same deal for McDonalds comeing out with “NEW REAL WHITE CHICKEN NUGGETS”….hmm….what was it before?
I don’t even wanna know! But whatever it was, it was gray, hard, and I gagged on it a few times…
The “jimbo” at sons of italy is the best sandwich ever. Man i miss that place.
February 26th, 200911:00 am
I don’t think it does…this place is TINY you go past the longhorns and its literally and its just a small little place, but when you get inside it has a great atmosphere, me and my brother go there at least once a month if not more.
February 26th, 200911:01 am
I was thinking it would be nice if we decided on Braves Blog at the Ted night. Be fun to take in the game with people who enjoy the Braves as much as I do.
February 26th, 200911:02 am
Is chipper playing today?
February 26th, 200911:04 am
You are so right! That was an awesome place. I can still taste those things…..
February 26th, 200911:13 am
I agree, Danga. Many here would probably like to attend. I suppose the first step is to set a date. We should definitely go to a Braves/Mets game IMO
February 26th, 200911:20 am
Can we go back to the old blog? This one no longer has any teeth whatsoever…
February 26th, 200911:23 am
Boston man spends two-thirds of date talking about John Smoltz
BOSTON, MA — After a blind date turned into an educational seminar on baseball, Jamie Jones told SSNN there is a “better chance of Tommy [O'Brien, her date] sleeping with Denis Leary,” than ever taking her out again.
“At least Denis Leary is a Red Sox fan,” Jones pointed out. “And for the record, I know that from his stand-up routine, not because I have ever watched or read or listened to anything about the team, or any baseball team for that matter. The closest I’ve ever come to watching the Red Sox is the movie Fever Pitch.”
But Jones says that despite being told this repeatedly, O’Brien spent “at least two-thirds of the entire date talking about some John Shmoles [sic].”
“I’m a lady, for [gosh] sake, I don’t care about baseball,” said Jones, clearly still upset over her wasted evening. “I just moved here from Georgia, and I was thinking I’d learn about the city of Boston, not some new pitcher. But Tommy just kept saying it was a human interest story, not just a baseball story.
“Well I sure as [heck] wasn’t interested. Let me give all the boys out there a little hint – when it comes to baseball, no does NOT mean yes!”
For his part, O’Brien says he simply thought a newcomer to the big city would be interested in such an important part of Boston’s culture.
“I think after she has lived here for a while, she’ll come to realize that she should have listened to me about John Smoltz,” O’Brien insisted. “If she’s gonna hold her own in a Boston bar, she’s gonna have to learn a thing or two about the Sox. Plus, that guy’s career is far from over. Seriously, you’re gonna see some impressive stuff out of Smoltz this year, you mark my words. And next year, too. Probably even the year after that.”
February 26th, 200911:25 am
Some of you may want to see the Chipper video at the Braves’ website. Interestingly he mentions Logan as being an impressive lefty in the bullpen. (Of course, yet to be seen.) But if you haven’t seen it, you might want to.
February 26th, 200911:31 am
I wonder if they just got him out of bed. He isn’t very excited, it seems.
Does he ever looked excited?
February 26th, 200911:34 am
I lost my job a couple weeks ago because of the wonderful dealings of Stanford. Stanford Invested in our small company and then they just pulled the funding for no reason. Until of course a few days later when I found out about the fraud. Its just hard for me to feel sorry for the players or agents dealing with them. They are gonna be alright. Me on the otherhand….anyone hiring accounting positions?
February 26th, 200911:36 am
Bryan — alright, I won’t say anything. I especially won’t hit about it having some of the tastiest pizza I’ve had, especially with that potato-sauce thing they’ve got going. Dang, that’s some good stuff. Not to mention the wings, mushroom caps, potato skins…
They need to import some of that up here to NYC instead of some of this over-cheesed, greasy pizza they’ve got up here. Yeah, New Yorkers, I said it.
February 26th, 200911:37 am
Good point, ease19. At least he is not as bad as the Andruw interview. Whew!
Bryan — meant to say “hint” in that first line, not “hit.”
February 26th, 200911:39 am
Got baseball on the brain, Daybed? lol
February 26th, 200911:43 am
Can everyone on here agree with me that the BEST pizza joints are the like hole in the wall places where your kind of skeptical at first but then are just blown away by them??
Also I know Hanson is the main theme today but I am excited about Campillo as well I think he would be a great long relief man for this year where he can go those solid 3-4 innings when needed.
Random – that date is too great to be true, awesome tale..
February 26th, 200911:46 am
LEW: Sons is still open, they just moved down Milledge near the 10 Loop. I have to say that for whole pies, Little Italy downtown or Peppino’s on the Eastside is the best pizza in Athens, and near the tops in Atlanta, too. There’s a new place in town (in the Alps shopping center near the theatre) called Your Pie that takes the Subway assembly line model but applies it to brick oven pizza cooking. Pretty dang good for pretty dang cheap.
February 26th, 200911:47 am
Parts is parts.
February 26th, 200911:55 am
Cameli’s Pizza near the ghetto Kroger and City-hall East is AWESOME!
That area of ponce is a the hot spot for some of the best food in town – from Eats to LaFonda and in between.
There is a great new bar called the Book House that is styled much like the Brick Store in Decatur back behind MJQ and accross from Kroger on Ponce. You spend an hour in there and you feel like your in Belgium then you walk out the door and your staring at Green’s.
Buffalo NY Braves Fan
February 26th, 200911:58 am
Labatt counts as canadian beer….. but you have to get it from Canada, before the US import laws water it down.
Oh yes, life up here is wonderful. You are lucky that you got out while the getting was good. Today it’s a solid 50 degrees, tomorrow 4″ of snow and low 20’s.
February 26th, 200911:59 am
I think Bob Seger “Turn The Page” would be an appropriate song for this blog.
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