11:58 am March 15, 2009, by David O'Brien
March 15th, 200910:25 pm
Lindstrom should throw at the next guy.
March 15th, 200910:26 pm
see! I knew it!
March 15th, 200910:27 pm
I saw this bench clearer coming.
Whoah – Where’d that one come from?
March 15th, 200910:28 pm
DOB, I have checked everywhere and cannot find what the current status is on Will Ohman…what do you know?
Whats the score of the WBC game stuck here at work again
March 15th, 200910:29 pm
Chipper just wants to come back in time to see Schafer, Hanson, Freeman, and Heyward.
Ohman remains an unsigned free agent.
Youkilis is an overrated fielder
March 15th, 200910:30 pm
More money. I want more money. Give me more money. Now.
March 15th, 200910:31 pm
Error Youkolis…I’d mentioned his fielding deficiencies earlier. Check for yourself!
Lidstrom doesn’t look right to me
March 15th, 200910:32 pm
Wow that standoff between the US and the Dutch was kinda a shame.
A Rod's Cousin
Chipper needs an injection.
March 15th, 200910:33 pm
it’s 8-3 USA
I’ve got a felling that “Anders” is not really Anders…Not cool.
March 15th, 200910:34 pm
Save money. I want to save more money. Save me more money. Now.
March 15th, 200910:35 pm
“Anders” (10:23-10:27 ff)–
And not cool.
So, I guess we are not looking at the Dutch for our “big” bat?
March 15th, 200910:41 pm
For the record two of those posts werereal Anders. The 10:27 ‘bench Clearer” and the “wooah” one just to see if I could smoke out whoever wasusing my name-oh well.
BTW- The Liberty was me too -that was for fun. Random and Ease 19- appreciate the cover. Now back to my lab.
Did Chipper have a baby momma in Toronto? Did she speak French and cook him waffles for breakfast? Or was she a refugee from Serbia? Did he buy her an expensive automobile and promise to love her always? While he is away, will she finish writing her novel? What was the real problem with his oblique? Was he stabbed with a broken bottle in a bar brawl? And what was McCann doing there? He doesn’t drink. Or does he? Does Bobby Cox twitter in the dugout? And what was in the e-mail he sent to Timothy Geithner? Was it advice or a request? And why is a man named Leonard hanging out in the Braves shower? Handing out soap? Soap on a rope? And which Brave never showers? Are his initials BB? Is Frank Wren overated as a philatelist? And when will Anders eat his cream of wheat?
March 15th, 200910:43 pm
David Wright seemed to have a major issue with that guy taking his time watching the homer. I say let the Dutch enjoy it. Its the Netherlands dude- they’re about to go home so they should have some fun while theyre still here.
March 15th, 200910:44 pm
Philatelist? Help. I’m on a commodore 64 – no dictionary.
Mac with the pinch hit RBI double!
9-3 USA bottom 8
March 15th, 200910:47 pm
They put Mac in left field!
McCann’s in left?!
March 15th, 200910:48 pm
BRIAN MCCANN IS IN LEFT FIELD. HOLY CRACKERS
Be careful, Mac!
March 15th, 200910:49 pm
please let someone hit the ball to left!!!
McCann is now in LF!?!? This WBC is a joke!
We let the Dutch score 3 runs off of us? Not good.
mccann just went in to play left field for team USA. weird!
Philatelist = stamp collector
McCann’s in left!
there s our power hitting outfielder!!!!!
March 15th, 200910:50 pm
McCann in LF? Bet Anders couldn’t predict that one!
Just messing with you Anders.
Maybe our left field situation is settled now. We can play McCann in LF and let Sammons stay up. ROFLOL!!!!
I still don’t like the WBC. The USA doesn’t know what their role is in the tournament. There are a couple of articles on SI.com today that address that very point. You have everyday players who are bustin’ it because the want to win, yet Johnson leaves Peavey in until they score a half dozen off him last night because “he wanted Peavey to get his work in.” Whats up with that? The US doesn’t know if they are trying to win the tournament or just trying to get these guys ready for the regular season. Until USA baseball decides that they are really trying to win the WBC, why should any player take himself away from his team to be part of that?
Now to Chipper. Might Chipper have sustained the oblique injury had he been in training camp with the Braves rather than on the US team? Perhaps, but I think we all know Chipper and how he handles such injuries. Does anyone really think Chipper would have been swinging the bat again as soon as he did if he wasn’t playing in the WBC? He may not have suffered the injury just because he was playing in the WBC, but he may have made the injury worse because he tried to come back and swing the bat too soon because of the WBC.
Why do the big networks hire the worst sportscasters in their respective sports? Fox has McCarver and Buck and some other idiots for the BCS. And now we’ve gotta listen to these clowns? I mean…they’re a step up from Joe Morgan and that guy who’s shaped like a pumpkin (the one who calls Furcal “FOUR-call!”), but still…
Why couldn’t Bobby and Wren think of that before signing Garret and trading Flowers?!
Yeesh, our blog is spiraling.
March 15th, 200910:51 pm
If Cox and Wren are watching this, there is likely some broken furniture down in Orlando.
March 15th, 200910:52 pm
Thanks Random. Don’t get the context from the n.y. post post, but oh well. I’m smarter than I was a minute ago (unless you’re lying to me) – then I’m as smart as I was a minute ago.
March 15th, 200910:53 pm
If Broxton asked to use your bathroom, would you let him? And what if he asked to borrow some magazines to look at? Would you be worried? Do you own a plunger?
He was in left field only because Jeter wouldn’t let him play SS.
March 15th, 200910:54 pm
Good for McCann! Now Francoeur can work on his catching.
March 15th, 200910:55 pm
Anders, I just read on MLB Santana is out 10-12 weeks with his elbow. What happened to him?
March 15th, 200910:56 pm
They got away with it. And, admittedly it was just one inning, but playing someone out of position like that could be hurtful.
March 15th, 200910:57 pm
One day, while a blonde was out driving her car, she ran into a truck.
The truck’s driver made her pull over into a parking lot and get out of the car.
He took a piece of chalk and drew a circle on the pavement. He told her to stand in the middle and not leave the circle.
Furious, he went over to her car and slashed the tires.
The blonde started laughing.
This made the man angrier so he smashed her windshield.
This time the blonde laughed even harder.
Livid, the man broke all her windows and keyed her car.
The blonde is now laughing hysterically, so the truck driver asks her what’s so funny.
The blonde giggles and replies, “When you weren’t looking, I stepped out of the circle three times!”
Oh man….McCann at short? He’d have the range of a beached whale
March 15th, 200910:58 pm
Q: What’s the definition of an Impotent Loser?
A: A guy who can’t even get his hopes up.
MAC 4 LF
March 15th, 200911:02 pm
wow i was REALLY wanting to see a hit to LF, and yea we found our power LF haha
March 15th, 200911:03 pm
the story about jeter being in a bad mood because he wasnt in the lineup really irked me. ive always apreciated jeter for the way he plays the game, but he really has no business being in the lineup as a DH, and he is nowhere near the defender that rollins is. at least davey johnson didnt let jeter play SS tonight, but i hate that he gave in and DHed him. (i would have DHed dunn and let victorino play)
GA’s calf is feeling better.
March 15th, 200911:04 pm
Has Roy Oswalt ever been “institutionalized”? Has he ever mutilated squirrels with a cheese knife? Does he travel under the name “Mo Hostettler”? Does he belong to an obscure sect that practices astral projection? Is he a constitutional scholar pretending to speak no Hebrew? When will he retire and live in a forest? Is his paycheck larger than the 1983 GNP of Guatemala? Does he believe in the “little people”? Has he ever eaten uncooked ostrich? Does he have a taste for “boy bands”? Does he have a fraternal twin in Idaho who is afraid of snakes?
March 15th, 200911:10 pm
No he doesn’t.
March 15th, 200911:13 pm
WBC…When does Iceland play Ethiopia?
March 15th, 200911:17 pm
In Spain, is “Mexico” pronounced “MECK-THI-CO”?
Sum Ting Wong
#$@&%!. Joe West and Steve Phirrips. Rousy.
Am I suppose to put my solar cover on during the day to heat up my pool or at night to keep the heat in my pool?
March 15th, 200911:21 pm
“Am I suppose to put my solar cover on during the day to heat up my pool or at night to keep the heat in my pool?”
At night, switch to a stellar cover.
March 15th, 200911:22 pm
I wonder if there’s beer on the sun
March 15th, 200911:23 pm
“I wonder if there’s beer on the sun”
Only warm, European style brew.
March 15th, 200911:24 pm
I think the reason Jeter was the DH and in the 3 spot was because of how late Chipper got scratched. They didn’t want to change the rest of the lineup so they just plugged him in.
March 15th, 200911:26 pm
There is beer in Bobby’s Belly. Nice to stop firing on JA for awhile. I really do like the guy …… as a 4th OF’er.
March 15th, 200911:35 pm
Is there fire in Bobby’s belly? Or is that a jalapeno?
Heck with outfielders. What to do with third base and third hitter may be the question that needs answered soon!
March 15th, 200911:37 pm
Bobbys belly- what in the world did you start all that fuss over today?
Look out for the Schlitz Malt Liquor Bull….
March 15th, 200911:51 pm
Kevin Tower want all Korean team plus stock in Samsung for Jake Peavy. He read Moneyball too much.
March 15th, 200911:59 pm
If any of you bloggers are under 35 years old, probably not, but maybe you have played ‘09 The Show. Good game and you even get to pick your own jersey’s. They’re wearing their blue ones for the road, right?
Run Heap Run
March 16th, 200912:09 am
How old do you think we are, TnBrian? lol
March 16th, 200912:10 am
Just watched most of the US WBC game. Is it just me or does Sutcliffe really suck as an announcer? And while I’m at it, is Eric Young the worse baseball talking head on TV? C’mon EY…. enunciate… please! OK, off my soapbox now, just had to vent, thank you for your time.
March 16th, 200912:12 am
it’s not just you
March 16th, 200912:13 am
Believe it or not some of us are under the age of 35:)
March 16th, 200912:14 am
I have xbox forced to play mlb2k9 not a bad game though….When is EA Sports gonna do baseball again MVP baseball was so much better than the show or 2k
March 16th, 200912:17 am
Has anyone seen my cane? Hurry up…midnight bingo is starting in the activity room soon and I don’t want to miss it.
March 16th, 200912:21 am
Bingo! Let me grab my sound amplifying headphones and I’ll be right there!
I love Chipper Jones….don’t get me wrong, but it’s a good thing we have an embarassment of pitching depth cause we are gonna need it to trade for a nice young 3b, or SS so we can move Esco to 3b. I know that Infante and Prado are both serviceable and I would love for them to get an opportunity, but in the long run, we need a studd to fill in when Chipper can’t go. Kinda hard to replace the arguably greatest switch hitter ever.
March 16th, 200912:25 am
I have read nothing on the entire page 6, my post included, that anyone, anybody else or anyone at all would miss if it were deleted.
March 16th, 200912:34 am
Oliver Perez actually play for Mets? okie dokie…
March 16th, 200912:35 am
Some love for Bobby Cox just now on the WBC broadcast. Manager for Mexico (V. Castillo?) being quoted saying Cox was his most influencial manager and so forth. Talked about how Bobby would absorb the blame when something went wrong.
March 16th, 200912:42 am
Ah Mr. Neutral. The blog’s last hope. Sanitas et veritas my good man. Thank you for your service to us all. I bid you good morrow.
March 16th, 200912:46 am
RunHeapRun/cabravesfan,I was just being a smart a- because when I’ve come on here at night there seems to be a lot of old know it all farts. Kidding…sorta
Roach, never played the MVP game, but if it’s better than The Show, I gotta get it. The Show’s pretty good, but I do have issues with it, like Frenchy having a “C” for his average after ‘08…more like a D or even an F. The best has to be Escobar because it looks just like him. I’ve changed a couple of things like making my own little japanese Kawakami guy and even changed Kelly batting stance. It’s cool, but don’t over play it, cause it’ll give you a migrane
March 16th, 200912:49 am
Want to thank you guys for your responses to my earlier post about young Mr. Parr’s SI ‘culture’ comments. You’re obviously correct in the assumption that I don’t share his thinking…and you’re also correct in that he has every ‘right’ to express them. My point, and the question was directed to DOB, was whether or not he had done the questioning. Obviously, he had better sense that to respond. I shan’t belabor this point further except to say that I don’t enjoy hearing about the political leanings of the guys I expect to be cheering for – it sorta takes the edge off of it if I know that Hank Aaron and I are in such disagreement with them.
March 16th, 200912:52 am
So you don’t mind knowing Hank Aaron’s leanings but you don’t wanna know about Parr’s?
March 16th, 200912:54 am
MVP baseball no longer is made EA gave up the right to make baseball to concentrate on madden and 2k cant make football games stupid if ya ask me they pushed each other.
RunHeapRun/cabravesfan,I was just being a smart a- because when I’ve come on here at night there seems to be a lot of old know it all farts. Kidding…sorta Tin Brain
TinBrain is that you baby? I been looking all over the internet for you sweetie. Ain’t you ever gonna talk dirty to me anymore? I think you’re just a big tease, you mean old brute. I’m under 35, well almost. I shaved my legs and armpits just for you and you still ignore me.
I am already sick of the WBC. Chipper injured, no telling how long it will be before he’s back full strength. Keeping my fingers crossed that Heap doesn’t get hurt, or Vasquez or Campillo or Blanco. And for what? So some team can beat the US and brag about it? I’ll bet the Padres aren’t happy that Peavy is on the team either. Out there stressing his arm which they count on to win 18-20 games. No way he is ready. I know he probably started earlier, but his body is used to being in ST right about now.
The timing of this thing is horrible. If they want to brag about beating us, play in the middle of our season. I know that is impossible, but the owners and managers can’t be too happy about their million dollar babies risking injury. Yes the other teams have ML players also, but Peavy and Oswalt are 2 of the best pitchers in the game, and can’t be prepared for this like they would be in July.
All it will take is for one big name ML player, a Miguel Cabrera or a Chipper to get hurt and miss the entire year and the USA team will then be playing with minor leaguers or college boys next time around. I didn’t like it the first time, like it even less now. Could you blame the owners for worrying about their investments going down? If it’s a big name player that puts fannies in seats, I wouldn’t blame them for banning their players from playing ever again.
March 16th, 20091:03 am
Not sure this comment is warranted based on the last 50 or so posts, but here it goes:
From Bowman: “Chipper Jones has spent the past couple of years campaigning for the Braves to start drafting more power arms. Courtesy of Hanson, Medlen, Locke, Teheran and Rohrbough it appears the veteran third baseman’s wish has been granted”
I like how involved chipper gets in the organization.
March 16th, 20091:09 am
DOB Did you give Bobby a hug for me? If not, I’m sure you’ll remember tomorrow, right? Thanks for those quotes about Bobby from Kotchman. Even if you don’t like some of the things he does, there’s no denying what he’s done for the Braves.
Run Heap Run, I saw quite a few that weren’t set to private. The majority were (set to private), but quite a few aren’t.
Hmm…I wonder if mine is set to private. I should probably check. And you’re right about a lot of the profile pictures…some are kinda freaky looking…not that I don’t love everyone here…because everyone is so…ok, I’m gonna stop digging my hole before it gets too deep to climb out of.
Whew! That was a close one!
By the way, did you give Bobby a hug for me? If not, I’m sure you’ll remember tomorrow, right?
March 16th, 20091:12 am
Three homers off Perez. So far.
March 16th, 20091:17 am
Speaking of Jordan Schafer (which we weren’t, but…who’s counting, right?)
I doubt anyone here is a bigger Schafer fan that I am, but as long as Anderson is respectable this spring, I don’t see any harm in giving him a chance. There are several sides to the Schafer to Gwinnett preference. First, it will obviously be better for the Gwinnett ticket sales if Schafer is there. Second, there’s no need to overexpose him so early if Anderson can play half-way decently. And third, it doesn’t hurt to wait to start his clock if you can help it.
Don’t get me wrong, I would be ecstatic if Schafer were to start in Atlanta…but, like I said, I don’t see any harm in giving Anderson the chance. But he does have a long way to go before he should get that chance. We shall see.
Finally got it out didn’t you..Your educated political prejudice.
Frankly I can do without it.
March 16th, 20091:26 am
Perez struggled through his first start too.
March 16th, 20091:32 am
Well…since I’m in a chatty mood (it happens from time to time)
I saw Watchmen last weekend. I hated it. The storyline was good. The acting was good. But the gore was just too much. I wouldn’t consider myself ‘weak-stomached’ or anything like that, but it was very violent. Of course, since the majority of people on this blog are men, most of you will probably like it a lot.
March 16th, 20091:41 am
Thanks for correcting me about Andrew, Erin. Guess that was one of my less enlightening posts. lol
Folks, when I post something, assume that it’s wrong until proven otherwise…
Struck out on the floozies. I’ll never criticise Frenchy again…
Coach (Skip and Pete will be missed)
Yep, I saw the Wrestler in the theatre this weekend. Loved it. The whole movie was gritty, real and everything I expected and more.
March 16th, 20091:43 am
First flick in a while that I really look forward to seeing.
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