12:49 pm February 26, 2009, by David O'Brien
February 27th, 200912:45 pm
Earth to DOB come in David? we have missed u this morning. Did they lock you up in the locker storage cage?
February 27th, 200912:46 pm
Oh! And I definitely agree with you about Kotch. I am looking for him and Vasquez to contribute more than what might seem to be expected by many. The funny thing is, I don’t know why I feel that way about Vasquez, but I do.
But I felt that way about Kotch all along. And now I wonder if Anderson will be a positive presence for him. He certainly has good defensive skills. I like what we have in him. But I wouldn’t mind him having a bit more speed! lol
February 27th, 200912:47 pm
Sounds like DOB and Tim Hudson are brawling.
I hope he turns out better than Milwood. The guy only had three or four decent years and a lot of bad ones. I hardly call 11-10 and a 4 plus ERA good. I certainly hope Hanson does better than Milwood. If he has a Milwood career, he ain’t gonna be much.
Wayne in Utah
February 27th, 200912:48 pm
Actually, I hope he never signs. I hope the selfish you know what and his money grubbing agent lose their shirts on this one.
I have no patience or need for somebody who would lay down on his team, just to get a better deal. I just hope he gets what he deserves.
But alas, Manny is such a great hitter, somebody will eventually offer him a 1 year contract. But with Abreu and Burrell getting in the 7-8 million dollar neighborhood, what does he REALLY deserve.
In today’s market, 25 million per year is ridiculous. I suspect marketing wise, he might be worth it in LA, but if I am the owner, he never gets that much. 15 million per year for two years would be my top offer in today’s market.
Where’s the tylenol?
Can anybody do play by play today? Robert did a great job wednesday, but yesterday was weak.
February 27th, 200912:50 pm
TBraveFan – you and McFann are cracking me up!
February 27th, 200912:51 pm
seriously whos gonna step up to the plate and deliver the play by play? i need details folks and lots of them!
J.Santana scratched from start due to elbow stiffness.
Hmmm… if I were a Mets fan, that would make me very, very nervous.
The only way Manny is worth $25 million in L.A. is if he brings the team a world series (not likely with the current team…) otherwise people just don’t care enough
braves4ever (12:19 pm): “Manny is an idiot to not take a 2 yr 45 m deal, deferred just means it will be over a few years period. Who needs that much now.”
“Time Value of Money”
Who’s and idiot?
February 27th, 200912:52 pm
We’re agreeing about the same thing here, I believe. I meant to say that Francouer was preventing himself from letting his fast twitch muscles work in a productive way because he was trying to ‘muscle-up’ and hit the ball to Fulton County stadium each swing. This prevented fast twitch muscles from being able to act.
I think that throwing your hands at the ball is a terrible thing to teach a kid. Kids all think then about casting their hands out away from their bodies, thus losing ALL power. Look at all great hitters swings and you’ll see their top hand elbow almost touching the belly-button at contact.
Instead of ‘throwing your hands,’ I say teach quickness with the hands and the importance of hitting the ball on the barrel, regardless of how ‘hard’ you feel like you’re swinging. The ugliest swings can produce amazing power as long as the barrel gets put on the ball.
Wayne – AGREED! I should call up McCourt right now and say I will play LF for the league minimum!
February 27th, 200912:53 pm
cphizzle , we are at the mercy of our in person bloggers, I’m getting worried David has been hijacked.
If no play by play, can you guys at least tell me what your pets are up to, especially if you have birds. I just love reading that stuff.
February 27th, 200912:54 pm
Notice that we have not heard from Anders today?
February 27th, 200912:56 pm
Does anybody have a line up, or a link to it?
February 27th, 200912:57 pm
ease19… LOL, after last year, I would have ZERO sympathy.
February 27th, 200912:58 pm
today’s lineup http://mlb.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_02_27_atlmlb_pitmlb_1
February 27th, 200912:59 pm
There appears to be no audio for the game at MLB.com. Which uspets me, considering I paid for that.
February 27th, 20091:00 pm
John Schuerholz was apparently on 680am this morning (didn’t hear it, but was told about it). From what I hear, he set the record straight on Smoltz and made clear that Smoltz DID NOT WANT TO BE A BRAVE; that he had a reasonable offer that was in the same neighborhood as Boston’s and he CHOSE to leave.
The audio from this morning is not archived yet, but we should be able to listen to that on their website tomorrow.
February 27th, 20091:01 pm
Michael H., that would upset me as well. I considered ordering gameday audio today just to listen to that game. Glad I didn’t.
February 27th, 20091:03 pm
The name of the store is The Aviarium. That’s where we buy all of Petey’s food and toys and stuff. I also like to look at the other birds. Those macaws are very playful.
Glad to be of service!
Gotta give my Lovey and bath, now.
Does anyone know if today’s game is on local radio (in ATL)?
February 27th, 20091:04 pm
Random its not the venture of that money being worth more over time but the sheer fact he wants a “pay me now contract”. Now if we were talking 4-5 mil then I could see Time/Value being a thought but gzzz we are talking 45mil for 2 years time,most baseball players don’t make half that and truth be know hes only worth 15-20mil over 2 yrs. I stand by the statement He’s an Idiot, or he and Boras are greedy. They could be both.
February 27th, 20091:07 pm
I believe local radio starts carrying games next thursday. I read that on 680 or 640’s website… one of the two.
There is absolutely no local radio for todays game….not sure when that will start! Pete Van Wieren did every game last spring for MLB.com….let me be the first to say TODAY….I miss Pete!
February 27th, 20091:08 pm
NEW BLOG IS UP
GA leading off and playing centerfield. Wow I bet he hasn’t been in either spot in a long time.
February 27th, 20091:10 pm
David ,we can’t find it?
February 27th, 20091:12 pm
I’d do a play by play but I can’t keep these patients from coming into see me! I guess they have no idea it’s THE season again…sheesh
As for Baby Bird – he’s probably calmed down a bit after the ruckus this morning – my friend came over to use my washer and dryer and I wasn’t home so Baby set off his own intruder alert. She finally started a load and left because he was ‘alerting’ so loudly…. how’s that for an update?
February 27th, 20091:26 pm
We must be playing a double header today?
February 28th, 20099:15 am
Very nice site!
March 2nd, 20095:28 pm
I went to the tV and he sucked/sux..PERIOD
We talk baseball, other sports, music, movies, BBQ and whatever (except politics or religion)
Atlanta Braves RSS feed
Previous entries »
Send a feedback technical issue
Vacation stops, manage subscriptions and more
Visitor Agreement | Privacy Statement© 2013 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution