1:06 pm February 27, 2009, by David O'Brien
February 27th, 20099:26 pm
Anyone want to talk about Dave since he’s out for the night? How about his taste in music and how Huddy made him wet the bed?
February 27th, 20099:31 pm
Doesn’t sound good for Santana…could bode well for the Bravos…
President of Matt Diaz Club
February 27th, 20099:34 pm
Does anyone know when GA is making his first appearance in a Braves uniform? And forgive me if this has been asked a billion times. (I’m assuming it has)
Wayne in Utah (4:40 pm): While I would love to see you eat your hat, I have not the time nor the inclination to humor you. Again, Barbara Streisand.
What you mean to say is you are utterly unwilling and completely unable to back up your mouthy mouth with facty facts — “time” and “inclination” got nuthin to do with it.
Show me how Jeter is “clutch”, if you can.
And what in the world do you mean by “Barbara [sic] Streisand”?
President of Matt Diaz Fan Club
February 27th, 20099:36 pm
President of Matt Diaz [Fan] Club.
February 27th, 20099:39 pm
Lew/Chop Chop, you guys are going to kill me for this, but I just read an article about the Braves and it sounded like we’ve finally found us a ‘09 Braves supporter. That is until the bottom of the page where the guy says we’ll be competetive until the All-Star break and fall because the lack of offense. His prediction-80/82…that’s strike 30!
February 27th, 20099:44 pm
“Barbara [sic] Streisand”?
Random, I believe he is saying “B.S.” as in “cow manure”, with a sic caveat for the spelling,FWIW.
February 27th, 20099:46 pm
=== i will tell you who is not clutch, the cab i called 40 minutes ago === ugabrave
Sounds more like this cab is a bad leadoff hitter. Fast once he’s on base but he can’t steal first.
GA is playing Wednesday, right?
February 27th, 20099:49 pm
Also, speaking of GA – was there a press-conference? Moreover, has anyone seen a picture of him in a Braves uniform?
February 27th, 20099:50 pm
Despite all of the topsy turvy moments of the offseason, I think this team – if it stays healthy – will make a playoff run.
The last couple of times the rotation was revamped (can’t remember exact years) but when Glavine and Maddux left we replaced their spots with veterans (Hampton, Ortiz, Thompson, Byrd), then we got Huddy and shifted Smoltz back to rotation – we made it to postseason. (I realize I’m combining years)
Adding three new starting pitchers is going to be huuuuuuuuge.
And JJ ain’t no slouch.
I’ll reserve judgment on Glavine. But even if he sux or is injured, we’ve got Hanson waiting in the wings, and JoJo, Morton and Parr, too.
I wish we could have snagged a righthanded powerbat, but G. Anderson should still be an upgrade over last year’s woeful outfield.
Anyhow, I think Frenchy and all the other guys are really going to be pushed by knowing that Heyward and Freeman are knocking on the door.
What if Huddy comes back in August, and they use him as closer – ala Smoltzie????
The bench is going to be much better too, with Norton, Infante, Prado, and Ross.
February 27th, 20099:53 pm
This is my recollection of the evolution/progression of Athens art rock bands:
<strong?The B-52s with we all know who (Fred, Kate, Keith, Cinddy & ricky)
The Tone-Tones with Dana, Theresa(?), Nicky and Vic
Pylon with Vanessa, Michael, Curtis, ???drawing a blank
Athens/Marietta’s Dirt with Murray, David(?), ???drawing a blank
. . .
REM with we all know who (Michael, Pete, etc)
I’ve probably screwed it all up, mixing and mismatching players and bands, and omitting several of each.
Kentavodon’t forget G. Anderson/Diaz on the bench….
February 27th, 20099:56 pm
Thanks. I’d'a mighta got it after a few more six packs.
Or a lobotomy.
Coach (Skip and Pete will be missed)
February 27th, 20099:59 pm
“Unless you’re talking about Rickey Henderson or Pete Rose, I don’t think it really matters who you use in the leadoff spot,” Cox said.
Folks, this is the exact type of stinking thinking that drives my crazy.
It’s the same old get on base, put the ball in play and wait for the three run bomb mindset that just kills me. Cox is a damn dinosaur and he is the biggest obstacle holding this team back from accomplishing it’s potential.
February 27th, 200910:02 pm
An out’s an out, and that’s what Francoeur made with the bases loaded today when he grounded to short. That said, if you all had seen how hard he lined a ball not too far foul on a previous pitch in that at-bat … well, let’s just say he wasn’t far at all from having a three-run double.
Let’s see what happens this spring. He said after the game today that he’s going to spread his feet a little bit wider to help more with the balance, and that he already feels like he’s made a lot of progress just since camp opened. He made some solid contact today, really did.
And he’s willing to use this entire spring, if that’s what it takes, to get comfortable with the adjustments he’s made and is making.
It’s a long spring, this one longer than previous years. He’s got a lot of time to get it right, and it sounds like he’s got the right frame of mind. Gonna be interesting to watch.
February 27th, 200910:05 pm
DOB, who did the Braves take off the active roster when they signed Garret Anderson.
February 27th, 200910:12 pm
Coach, when Bobby mentioned this morning all the guys who could be candidates to lead off, I got the impression at that time that it was Bobby’s way of making it clear that center-field isn’t going to handed to Josh, his way of keeping others from thinking it’s a decided issue. But it does seem likely it’ll be Josh unless he falls on his face this spring. But with a talent as big as Schafer, you’ve got to keep open the possibility, at least, and that that’s what they’re doing.
If Anderson is the CF, everyone I’ve talked to believes he’d almost certainly be the leadoff guy. But IF he’s not the CF, well, then there are several ways it could go, because there’s just not another obvious guy for the leadoff job, but rather a few who’ve had some past success in the role (K.J., Escobar and Blanco). Bobby’s leaving the door open.
Schafer could handle the role, too, but if he were to somehow win the starting CF job, would they also want to throw him into the leadoff role right away? Don’t know. Again, it seems, at least here at the end of February, that Josh is the leading candidate for the job because he played well late last season, is out of options, and because they’d like Schafer to get a little more Triple-A seasoning.
But a lot can change during the coming weeks. So there’s no sense making that decision now, which is why Bobby’s not making it yet.
Much like his decision on where to hit G. Anderson. I asked him about that today, and Bobby said he really wants to see the team play this spring, see Garret play, see who wins the leadoff job, and then just figure out how it all fits together best.
Bobby was asked how many games he might play Garret, and he said it could be 140, or 130, or 150….
President of DOB Club
February 27th, 200910:14 pm
DOB – when is GA playing?
February 27th, 200910:18 pm
PWH, as we’ve said quite a few times: Hudson was moved to the 60-day DL. That opened a spot. Glavine’s contract hasn’t tecnically been filed yet, and might not be until he reports next week. Whenever it’s filed, that when they’ll have to make another roster move.
February 27th, 200910:19 pm
President: Bobby said a couple days ago that GA would likely start playing early to middle of next week.
February 27th, 200910:21 pm
DOB, what is Glavine doing as far as working out? Couldnt he just report to Spring Training and work out there? Why is his contract not filed yet?
Sorry for so many questions….
February 27th, 200910:22 pm
I thought Hudson’s DL spot opened one up for Glavine, my mistake. Any speculation as to who they might take off the roster to make a spot for Glavine?
February 27th, 200910:24 pm
DOB, I would suggest who was going to get cut, if I were you….
February 27th, 200910:32 pm
David, I have asked this before but did not see an answer to it. So if you have answered this before, please forgive the repeated question.
Have you been able to determine the reason J. Anderson did not participate in Winter ball? It seems that that may also weigh in the equation.
February 27th, 200910:42 pm
So DOB, in an obviously limited time, who has suprised you thus far with their performance ?
February 27th, 200910:54 pm
Quick question for anyone with knowledge but will be attending my first spring training games in a week and was looking for some pointers on getting some autographs
i just like the fact the jeffery walked twice today..am i reading that right?
February 27th, 200910:57 pm
Just because someone is removed from the 40 man roster doesn’t necessarily make them “cut”. Though I’m pretty sure there’s no non-rule-5 eligible people on the roster so it would result in their being placed on waivers.
February 27th, 200911:08 pm
jeffery walked twice today..am i reading that right? -Andrew
That’s correct. Do y’all feel a chill in here?
February 27th, 200911:13 pm
Dude might be right, TnBrian. It wouldn’t shock me to see the Braves win anywhere from 80-90 games.
I’m quite capable of being amused by my stupidity, so I would love to see the Braves kick ass in 2009. I mean, seriously, if the Braves wanna step up and take me on a crazy World Series run, I’m all for it. I just ain’t gonna get all gushy about their chances right now.
The only teams I’m drinking the Kool-Aid for in 2009 are the Falcons and the Dawgs.
February 27th, 200911:17 pm
We know Garret Anderson’s track record is that he performs better in certain “crucial and important” situations than many other players. We know he’s done this over some 15 seasons, that seems as close to repetitious and consistent as you can get in baseball. KIRK
what we “know” is that Garret’s clutch stats are exactly like his career stats. He is consistent but not really any better than he is the rest of the time. In a 15 year career his “clutch” stats are indistinguishable from his mean.Which speaks to the theory that “clutch” is not sustainable above your normal production. Francy had two years when he was better in the clutch and one year when he was worse in the clutch, which is why so many are worried that he will continue his inconsistency. I think his overall hitting will bounce back some this season, but none of us have any idea how he will produce in clutch situations. We can hope for the best though.
February 27th, 200911:18 pm
The Falcons are going to have a tougher schedule in 2009, but I think they’ll do well. In PECOTA and CHONE the Braves are projected to be either right at, or in the playoffs. Hopefully the latter comes true.
that's what I heard...........
February 27th, 200911:19 pm
Tommy G will be gone b4 the allstar break. new kids will take over, and Tommy G will graciously bow out.
February 27th, 200911:21 pm
Nolie, I don’t know much about this subject, but it does seem pretty clutch to be able to hit as well as you normally do with the game on the line.
i cant take it anymore
February 27th, 200911:24 pm
with all the stuff that went on this winter, Im really glad kj is still on the team. I think we got a shot, guys. A few “ifs”, but doesn’t everyone. David…thanks for the killer blog, man. Like you said about frenchy, its going to be interesting.
February 27th, 200911:25 pm
Nolie, on second thought… nevermind. Not sure I’m lucid enough tonight to order a cheeseburger. Three midterms in the next five days. Braindead.
February 27th, 200911:32 pm
had midterms this week, man. I feel you. papers, tests, papers, tests….uhhhh. I’m was going to try and relax this weekend, but now Im dog sitting a 7 month old golden retriever that wont stop harassin my two dogs. the beer aint cutting it
February 27th, 200911:35 pm
I had a midterm today, Bubdylan. Online, though. I’m taking a math class online as well (it’s a required class and that was the only way I could get in it). I love math. I have a B in it. I think my teacher’s grading on a curve. Too bad she ain’t curvy.
Anyway, I also think it’s pretty clutch to be able to produce normally in pressure situations. It just depends on what your norm is. If your Norm is always drinking at the bar, then damning the torpedoes and throwing back another cold one from time to time makes you clutch. Just watch out for know-it-all mailmen who won’t shut up.
February 27th, 200911:36 pm
130 + games for GA? Poor Diaz. Seems like he doesn’t get much of a shake compared with his great work ethic and possible production.
Wayne in Utah
February 27th, 200911:37 pm
Go to CBSSportsline.com and to Derek Jeter’s stat page. Click on his situational stats.
I am sure you will dig deep enough to eventually prove me wrong, but in 2008, he looked pretty clutch to me.
What the heck. There is no clutch. Manny is a great guy, and a fantastic teammate. Babe Ruth sucked, as did Curt Flood and Joltin’ Joe.
There, you feel better now?
Any of you join that Facebook group?
February 27th, 200911:38 pm
DOB, if you were looking for one song to add when burning a CD, what would it be? I’m looking for ideas so I’m leaving the question that wide open.
February 27th, 200911:41 pm
f Brandon Jones shows off big time this spring, who will be threatened the most? Garret A or Frenchy? WAYNE
Neither one. both are gonna start the season in Atl barring an injury or total collapse If a total collapse occurs then that is the guy who will be most threatened. Never know until it happens but I’m thinking it will take a major event for the OF not to be Anderson,Anderson,Francy and Diaz Infante can give Josh a day off once in awhile. In case he falters or gets hurt Schafer is waiting in AAA.
February 27th, 200911:42 pm
i can’t take it anymore, I was going to say “you’re giving the dog beer?” as a joke… then it occured to me you might have meant exactly that…
Chop Chop, norm pun = solid.
February 27th, 200911:48 pm
it’s amateur day here on the ole blog. WIU
I already noticed that you were posting
February 27th, 200911:59 pm
Now that most of the kinks have been ironed out, I’ve gotta say this is a pretty smooth new blog format.
It’s especially nice for people like me, “ye of little RAM Memory.” i can actually watch porn while I read the blog now. Just takes a little longer to type…
February 28th, 200912:34 am
you out there man, you and bay area steve have talent my man.
February 28th, 200912:49 am
he went to sleep…but my beer’s gone.
February 28th, 200912:50 am
February 28th, 20091:00 am
BUB-stats guys see it mostly in terms of sample size. Anything can happen in any given period. Chipper can hit .364 in one 500 AB collection of data and .249 in another. I wasn’t saying that it completely disproves clutch just that GA’s stats are what a stat-guy would predict. A larger sample size has disappeared into his very own mean. We can’t really prove anything except what has already happened, obviously. As predictors stats are essentially odds and although it’s nice to think we have the best odds, basically anything can happen and does often enough to keep us fascinated with the game. It’s why I love it so much cause no matter how much I think I know from experience & observation and math, something unexpected always comes up.
February 28th, 20091:03 am
Painting all day. What’s the latest on the CF situation. Who played today? Who looked good? Anybody at today’s game?
February 28th, 20091:06 am
Charlie, you’re one sick perv!
Me and my girlfriend just watched Gran Torino on DVD. My mom’s friend burned it off the internet, I guess. It’s the kind of movie you can watch over and over and still laugh your ass off and wonder how Eastwood could have ever been so fu– halarious! DOB was right on with this movie.
February 28th, 20091:09 am
Some of you people and your stats. Damn, the hitter just needs to get the runner over and the next one drives him in. It doesn’t have to be so complicated…NERDY STYLE
February 28th, 20091:11 am
it is hard to believe, andruw has had seven at bats for the rangers and has struck out six times.
never understood the blog hatred for him. the guy basicaly carried us into the playoffs in his 50 homerun year.
i will forever be a andruw fan, say what you want but dont try to tell me he was not one of the best braves of all time.
for all of you that compare andruw to the french you are wrong.
until francoeur ever approaches anything that druw did you dont get it.
10 plus pretty damn or better then good years.
time to appreciate him, instead of giving him crap all the time.
February 28th, 20091:43 am
Sure, uga-brave. If we hold Andruw responsible for not carrying the Braves to a World Series title during his long tenure in Atlanta, what about Chipper? He was a rook when the Braves got the brass ring. My guess is that folks like the saintly Chipper and that fat, lazy, no-good Andruw weren’t exactly holding the Braves back all those years.
I found this on the Dallas Morning News:
The Jones plan
Andruw Jones started in center field, his first start this spring in his bid to resurrect his career. Jones looked fine defensively, but his struggles continued at the plate.
He struck out in his first six at-bats before reaching on an infield single.
Jones could get another start today. Josh Hamilton won’t be with the Rangers when they make their first spring road trip to Tucson to play the Arizona Diamondbacks.
“I’m trying to get him as many opportunities to get out on the field as I possibly can,” manager Ron Washington said.
Washington was well aware of Jones’ numbers after three Cactus League games but said the one hit could be the start of something.
“The only thing that really matters is he got his base hit,” Washington said. “Once you finally get that first knock out of the way, it’s downhill from there. He’ll be fine.”
N Nine (eta35)
February 28th, 20091:44 am
At this pace Andruw will be a free mann soon and we cann sign him….or not
Ya I like the guy too
looks like that highly talented hitting coach has Andruw even more confused..poor guy
February 28th, 20092:28 am
uga (did that cabbie do you right tonight???)
You are right on about Andruw. I was very critical of him his last year and a half here, and hoped he wouldnt be offered a contract this year, as I was afraid Bobby would have a love fest for him, even if he didn’t get it together.
but, the man gave us a lot of thrills in the field and with the bat for a long time.
I really don’t think he’s a bad sort, just a bit confused, and brutally stubborn. I hope he is able to pull it together (in the AL).
About Frenchy, I agree he is not in the AJ class yet, maybe never will be. But, he can be a decent to strong contributor if he is able to learn from those around him and put all his $hit in one sock.
Now, I am REALLY hoping that happens.
February 28th, 20092:29 am
It sounds like Ron Washington learned from the Bobby Cox school of interpersonal relationships.
February 28th, 20092:55 am
how in the world, dont get it.
andruw played everday for us, never was on the DL.
played the best cf in baseball.
so now all of you super smart people want to give him crap?
riddle me this who was better in center from 97 til now. or would of you of wanted?
the fact that # 25 does not get his due here is a shame.
sure he might be lost now, but to compare him to francoeur is a insult.
wake me up when francoeur hits 370 homeruns for the braves.
February 28th, 20093:06 am
i think the braves have a shot this year, BUT then again in the late innings they will be very left handed.
opposing teams will have somewhat of an advantage.
garrett anderson, b macc, kelly, kotchman, whoever is in center, and hoss who is better from the left side.
left handed relievers might give us a small problem.
February 28th, 20093:26 am
The only people who may give Druw some hate are Dodger fans. I think most all of Bravesnation loves him but many just realize that for whatever reason he’s let his game slide bigtime. When GMs would rather have guys like Blanco and Willie Harris over you, you’re in trouble. And that’s not bashing him, it’s just the reality of where Druw’s career currently is.
February 28th, 20094:41 am
I don’t think Andruw hit that one really well if it was an infield single.
February 28th, 20094:43 am
MIBravesFan: Maybe Steve Earle’s “Fort Worth Blues” or the Clash’s “The Card Cheat,” or James Brown’s “The Big Payback.” Wait, maybe the Replacements’ “The Ledge,” or Elvis’ “Kentucky Rain,” or Marvin Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” Or how ’bout George Jones’ “Choices,” or the Clash’s “Death or Glory,” or Lucinda Williams’ “Drunken Angel” or “Metal Firecracker”? Or maybe John Lee Hooker’s “Boogie Chillen” or Dwight Yoakam’s “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere,” or Waylon Jennings’ “Lonesome, On’ry and Mean,” or … OK, see what you started?
February 28th, 20094:47 am
Nice to meet FlBravesGirl and her pops Friday at the ‘yard in Bradenton. And pretty cool seeing a bunch of your pictures on that site that Run Heap Run set up. Thanks, Amanda….
February 28th, 20094:48 am
Some of your comments have been getting held up because they had multiple links, which is one of the red-flag things in this software. I just changed the setting to allow two links without them getting held up, so that should help.
February 28th, 20097:13 am
I guess I was the only one up at 5 a.m. in any state to comment, huh? But it’s 7:30 now. Let’s go, folks. What do you think this is, the weekend or something?
February 28th, 20097:14 am
Play by play was wrong. Josh Anderson was in CF.Garret Anderson has not played as of yet.
February 28th, 20097:17 am
Sorry DOB I had to get caught up on what everyone was saying all night.
February 28th, 20097:20 am
I am glad to see a few guys come out defending Andruw finally. I miss seeing him in a Braves uniform, but I readily admit now he is looking done. I really wish him the best and I do hope he can turn it around. He was the best for a long time
February 28th, 20097:27 am
Billy, I think most here realized that, especially after I told them again during game that G. Anderson is not playing until sometime next week.
February 28th, 20097:30 am
Good morning DOB. Glad you are up early. Like some others, I hope for the best for Andruw. Glad he got a hit yesterday. And a word for Chop Chop, who has the prestige of being a recognized blogger by the AJC– it is ok to hate the Yankees, and I certainly do not wish success for them either, but to say that you want to see Tex injured is unpardonable. Not only that but wishing bad things to happen to others potentially creates bad karma for those for whom you wish the best. Now you are not the only one guilty of this in blog land, but this is a clear example and one you and others should avoid in the future.
February 28th, 20097:32 am
Being a big Fan of Francouer’s, I am hoping his confidence is staying high. Is he seeing the same thing you are that he is close to getting comfortable with thte new stance?
February 28th, 20097:33 am
DOB Yeah, not use to this new format yet. When I logged on it opened at the beginning of the blog and I was thinking it would open at the end of the blog. After I submitted my post I realized none of the other posts that I originally saw were there anymore. I figured it out, but too late, I couldn’t edit my post or delete it.
February 28th, 20097:34 am
Rodney: Agreed. Wishing injury upon others, bad form.
Got another drive over to the west side of the state this morning (wish i’d just gotten a room at a cheap motel there last night instead of driving back-and-forth on I-4).
February 28th, 20097:37 am
Billy: That’s cool. It is confusing initially, no doubt. Not perfect system, but at least it shouldn’t crash (we hope) and doesn’t require deleting posts to keep it from slowing down all the other AJC blogs. So we’ll make the best of it. And it doesn’t seem to have hurt the conversation flow at all the past few days. The no-delay is a huge plus.
February 28th, 20097:49 am
Does it mean anything that Washington said it will be “downhill from there” instead of “uphill” for Andruw? I hope it is uphill…but Andruw is so stubborn.
February 28th, 20097:50 am
Booker T & Drive By Truckers @ Variety on 4/1
damn, Hanson looked good the other day. did not realize the dude was 6′6.
DOB check out Sea Sea Riders Restaurant In Dunedin on Main St if you have not already. It is easy to find on Alt-19, just half a block from the Dunedin Marina. It is a lunch and dinner place you will remember for awhile
Varsity Chili Dogg
Have you had a chance to ask Yunel about all the trade talks involving him this winter? Since Brayan is gone, who does he hang around the most? Hopefully someone who won’t get cut.
February 28th, 20097:51 am
Billy, thanks for the rec. Might have to do that before I leave there tonight.
Dave, I asked this yesterday and maybe you don’t want to answer..which is cool. But maybe you missed it….. I was wondering if most of the wives are down here for spring training and do they watch any of the practices? Games?
Voice of Reality
February 28th, 20098:03 am
So DOB when do you sleep?
World Baseball Classic after this year: Growing or gruelling?
February 28th, 20098:04 am
based on what you saw yesterday is K-san about what you expected, better than advertised or still undetermined?
February 28th, 20098:19 am
Gwinett is coming to Indianapolis in the middle of June. Do you think that there is any chance of seeing Schafer or Hanson when they come? Not too many Braves fans up this way so may be able to get some autographs.
February 28th, 20098:26 am
Maybe it’s me but I’m not sure I “get” the Mennonite story. I kind of don’t get the Kawakami snippet, either. LOL
Anyone else prefer the old blog format?
February 28th, 20098:27 am
DOB, I sorta like the pagination! Went to bed last night on Page 14. It makes it so much easier to know exactly where to pick back up this morning. Also, how do you survive with such little sleep?
February 28th, 20098:40 am
listening to the Possum on a rainy sat. morning is sad in a good way. The Grand Tour is a classic album…
NEW CARS (FORMERLY USED CARS)
February 28th, 20098:56 am
It’s early in camp I know. But do you feel like between the vets and young guys that the Braves have more quality depth in arms than they have had in a long time. Do you think Freeman and Heyward start in MB this year. Also, is Marek going to be pitching in the big camp. It’s my birthday and I’m working, so be nice.
Run Heap Run
February 28th, 20099:23 am
It makes me furious when I wake up at 7 A.M. on a Saturday and can’t go back to sleep….but my daughter is home from school to collect birthday gifts (read: money) so I guess I can get a head start before she wakes up… in about 4-5 hours ha.
Hey David, I love facebook and the group is fun, no thanks needed. I’m just glad you were alright with it. I’d been thinking about doing it for a few weeks..Yesterday when Lew sent me some of his art to put on there the mom of one of my childhood friends saw on my wall or newsfeed or whatever that is that tells everyone what you do that I added the pictures and she sent me a message asking me who Lew was because she knows most everyone I know. It was funny to tell her ‘oh I don’t know Lew, he’s just some married guy from Vermont that I talk to online sometimes’
Good point about the pagination allowing you to go back to where you last read, PABravefan..I have definitely been using it for that.
Mennonites at a truck stop? What’s not to get?
I know you are asked this often, but any word on the Hoss contract negotiations?
February 28th, 20099:34 am
DOG MEAT FOR SALE!
fresh dog meat for free! tender, juicy and only from a seventh moth old retriever.
February 28th, 20099:36 am
I know there was a DH against the Pirates yesterday, but what is the scouting report on Kawakami at the plate? Did he hit any during his years in Japan? If so, what kind of hitter are we looking at, a Mike Hampton or otherwise?
OK, figures I get real busy right when Grapefruit games start. Good to see the Braves come out on top mostly. Have not scrolled back yet to see all the comments but from what I can see Francouer is slow out of the gate and Hanson looked intimidating. Looks like Kawakami is the real deal as well albeit in a ST game with mostly fastballs I guess.
Anyway, heading to The National in Richmond tonight to see Zoso (Zeppelin tribute band). I know I know can’t believe I am doing it but from all reports they are worth every cent. Gonna hit Penny Lane Pub (must do in downtown)for a couple pints after show.
DOB….gotta CD for ya to listen to. Respect your musical tastes. Fresh release and new band. Will get with you when I get it.
Rock on……Buckhead Buggah
February 28th, 20099:39 am
Several years ago while working in Yankeetown, FL I had the good fortune to find what became one of my top five restaurants. It’s the “Compleat Angler Restaurant” located in Yankeetown inside the Izaac Walton Lodge. (1 63rd St. Yankeetown, FL, Ph (352) 447-2311) It’s on the bank of the Withlacoochee river just off Hwy 40 W. If you should ever get a chance to get over there I guarantee you won’t be disappointed in the food, service, or view of the river. You might even want to stop at “Our Pub” on Hwy. 40 W. I just wish I didn’t live 350 miles away and could get down there more often.
February 28th, 20099:41 am
I forgot to tell you that you should call for reservations. A lot of people drive up from Tampa to eat there.
February 28th, 20099:43 am
Run Heap, take some NyQuil. You shouldn’t have to suffer through another day of irritability and yawning because the lack of sleep. If the NyQuil doesn’t work, take a Xanex or three.
February 28th, 20099:47 am
Ha! I don’t really get irritable and definitely not on my daughters birthday but I do stay up very late every night and get up for work at 5 am M-F so yeah I like to sleep in on Saturdays if possible!
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