11:58 am March 15, 2009, by David O'Brien
March 16th, 20091:50 am
The movies are booming. Folks are doing inexpensive things, closer to home. It’d be nice to renovate a movie theater and move in. Make the balcony a master bedroom, unload mounds of cash on a blue-ray projector…
Thank Gawd for fantasies.
March 16th, 20091:59 am
I think the economy will do the same for baseball as theaters. A Braves game ain’t the cheapest thing to do, but it’s cheaper than getting liquored-up and raising Hell. Especially if you leave-off the raising Hell part at the game…
I’ve got the grill going; yep, 2 AM. See y’all tomorrow, take care all…
Thanks for the great work DOB.
March 16th, 20092:00 am
Even without me the blog is still here. Amazing!
March 16th, 20092:01 am
Of course it’s still here. Do you think the world revolves around you?
You worthless idiots, it’s only here because I’m here.
March 16th, 20092:04 am
I’m getting a kick out of Korea’s lineup.
Of the 9 starting hitters, 6 are named Kim or Lee (2 Kim’s, 4 Lee’s)
They have 3 Lee’s batting back-to-back-to-back (5-7 hitters), and before that, are 2 Kim’s batting back-to-back (3&4 hitters).
So from hitters 3-7, Mexico is facing Kim, Kim, Lee, Lee, Lee.
I wonder how that makes Jeong and Park feel. Maybe Jeong doesn’t feel so bad. After Korea’s starter left the game, Mexico faced Jong, Jong, Chong, and then faced a Kim. So Park is definitely the black sheep.
March 16th, 20092:10 am
Bobby’s Cox ROFL
March 16th, 20092:12 am
Bobby’s Cos – I noticed that the last game Korea played but didn’t think to put it so eloquently as you.
March 16th, 20092:13 am
winterville, Perez seemed to throw a lot of good pitches, made some hitters look bad. But when he’d miss, he’d leave it right in the middle and they’d kill it.
It’s like having a team full of Smiths and Jonses.
March 16th, 20092:18 am
First flick in a while that I really look forward to seeing. Shamus
do they actually have a theater there or do you hafta run to Rome to see a movie? Go and watch any of the Braves minor league up there?
March 16th, 20092:21 am
Whoops, sorry, that should have been Cox. My fingers seem to be drunk.
March 16th, 20092:23 am
Well, time for bed. Good night and may God bless you all.
March 16th, 20092:50 am
I have to take my dog in and have her put down tomorrow morning. Best dog I’ve ever had. Y’all think of me in the a.m.
G’night Braves fans. God bless.
March 16th, 20093:02 am
have to take my dog in and have her put down tomorrow morning. BUB
I really sympathize. I had to put my cat down about a month ago. My condolences.
Bay Area Steve
March 16th, 20093:46 am
I vote to put Anders down.
I can’t imagine a better example of why the guy is a troll. His very first post tonight is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen here (including Robert), and the posts that followed were damn close. He says Lew left because of Chipper, yet Anders himself didn’t show up until immediately after the news.
I’m ashamed of any fellow Braves’ fan, and MIB blogger, who defends the douche. (scoots, I saw the first answer, but I have to ask again; can we upgrade him to “prime of his douche-bag career,” and note that Dayn Perry better stay at the top of his game?)
Condolences bubd, nolie.
March 16th, 20093:53 am
bubdylan: Best wishes on what’s going to be one of the hardest days imaginable, with your dog. I held mine when they put him down, and It’s one of the toughest things I ever went through.
March 16th, 20093:55 am
And, wtf with headline writers?
How the hell can some dude read DOB’s Lowe column, and come up with “Lowe struggles in second outing against Astros?”
And, can someone explain why the author doesn’t write their own headlines? You hire a guy, pay a guy, trust a guy to write for you, to entertain whatever audience you can retain in the ‘paper business, and you let someone else, who clearly doesn’t read/have time to read these articles, insert whatever headline his mood fits. They’re basically saying DOB, or Carrol, or whomever can’t author an effective headline. Ridiculous. ‘Tis like saying I can’t drink a whiskey.
Apologies to Someone, Someone Else, Anyone, female writers, non-drinkers, and anyone else I may have offended (except for Anders; Anders, you’re a douche-bag).
March 16th, 20094:17 am
Hang in there, Bub.
Anybody else watch that Cuba/Japan game? Daisuke was absolutely Madduxian. The Cubans came unglued, pulling pitchers left and right- you should have seen their catcher, he was pulling his hair out!
The Japanese have a spectacular lineup. I have trouble believing that those guys aren’t playing on at least close to a Major League level.
Anders has a sickening pios attitude when anybody brings up any of the Mutts constant string of injuries, yet he’s the first to post a Braves injury with glee. The definition of a douche bag- Andouche.
March 16th, 20094:33 am
Andouche – I’m usin’ that.
Lindstrom throwing behind that guy tonight was BS.
First of all, guys today admire, celebrate what they do. I don’t like it; I never will. I’m an Emmitt Smith, act like you’ve done it before, act like you’ll do it again, hand the ball to the official type of guy. Most athletes today aren’t, and pitchers have adapted to that. I suspect Bob Gibson would’ve killed someone who did the Sammy Sosa bunny-hop to first base.
Secondly, it’s an international game against a team that’s going home. Let it go. If Brandon Jones did that, against the Marlins in June, I’d throw at him, too. But some no-name guy just hit the biggest homer of his life. Let it go.
Now, as I type this, I see on the DVR that God himself, David Wright seems to have instigated the incident. So, I’ll blame them both. I can almost, almost accept Lindstrom deferring to a “leader’s” opinion that what the guy did was wrong, but Wright’s an idiot. I’ve seen Delgado do far, far worse. Hell, I’ve seen Endy Chavez do worse. Does Wright pull them aside?
March 16th, 20094:34 am
How about this name for a fantasy baseball team……Heap’s Hosses??Huh Sound Good??
March 16th, 20094:45 am
March 16th, 20094:55 am
Can someone hide the McCann played left news from McFann?
She might think he can get two triples this year, and outsteal Francouer. Well, he can outsteal Francouer, and perhaps Blanco (what a waste of speed that guy is).
This is not to denigrate our RF. Here’s to hoping he keeps this up. I’m starting to believe, or at least plausibly hope. Skeptic, but hopeful. Or hopeful, and hammered? You decide.
Where’s another whiskey?
March 16th, 20095:04 am
I forget who had the “theory” (I know you were joking) about five guys with multipe-personalities posting here. Good stuff. But, I wonder if Anders isn’t something similar.
I know the new Philly poster is fake; a couple of our name-changers are very good. But, I think Anders might be a creation, as well. I think it’s jjs, or the like, back to mess with us (miss ya, jjs, almost miss the seal). If it’s just Anders, how sad. If so, I pity the douche.
And, am I an alcoholic, if, to myself, out loud, I say “I pity the douche,” like Mr. T? Don’t answer that.
March 16th, 20095:09 am
If one can blog with one’s self, does one need the blog?
If one is unable to read Anders “patting himself on the back,” should one doubt that it is inevitably occurring?
March 16th, 20095:11 am
BayAreaSteve is drunk posting….the blog equivalent to drunk texting/drunk dialing….Actually quite humorous…give him another one!!!
March 16th, 20095:13 am
Blog!!!!Blog!!!Blog!!!Blog!!!Blog…..Come on Steve is that all you got…
N Nine (eta20)
He will get his two triples, you just wait buddy!
Any plans to switch LF Diaz with C McCann this year? I wanna see McCann run after a flyball, now that’s worth the price of admission.
March 16th, 20095:15 am
is there any intellegent life form out there at this time?
March 16th, 20095:17 am
Diaz to catch? Maybe, I was at the game yesterday and he took some bad routes on two balls. No bad routes catching!
I was beggin’ he’d get one Nine. I was even trying to decide if he’d play a worse left than Diaz. Our C is slow, but quick.
Hey Roach, thanks, I believe I will.
March 16th, 20095:18 am
<—– non-intelligent life-form.
March 16th, 20095:19 am
<—– greater than Anders’ intelligence life-form
Anytime Steve glad to help out anyway I can
March 16th, 20095:35 am
yeah it’s aa real bummer. They can sense from you that something is wrong. They are in a cold hard place that they don’t like and that frightens them. They crawl over to you for comfort and reassurance that everything is alright. You hold them and try to pretend while your heart breaks. It’s a lot longer than one bad day.
March 16th, 20096:06 am
The one thing Chipper isn’t mentioning about his WBC injury is that yes, he might have injured himself in Orlando but if he had Bobby and Wren would have shut him down until they were sure he was healthy. Instead, he pushed to get back in the lineup and play in this crapload exhibition. I’m as patriotic as anybody, but part of me wants the U.S. team to be eliminated this week so that Brian McCann will come back to ST and learn our new pitchers rather than PLAYING OUTFIELD in the WBC. What the hell kind of stupidity is that?! Final note: It’s great to see Vazquez pitching so well for PR. I’ve always thought he was immensely talented, but I am concerned that maybe he tuned it up too fast because he was representing PR against the U.S. BTW PR is part of the U.S., and I resent them having a separate team. But that ship sailed long ago.
March 16th, 20096:28 am
I’m with you there, that’s a keeper. Agreed, on his prime, too; probably get locked up for a long-term about now.
Bub, I’ll join in others’ commiseration; few things harder than what you’re getting ready for. I’ve gone through it a few times over the years, and I cry like a baby every time. Just a month ago, I had two old cats, 18 years old, go just 48 hours apart. Born in the same litter, so I guess it was appropriate they left the world at the same time, too. Hang in, my man.
Gil In Mechanicsville
March 16th, 20096:59 am
My guess is my cat while die of frustration while trying to open a can of tuna herself with the electric can opener…
March 16th, 20097:29 am
Stop the XChipper TRASHING…its not fair..Chipper is one of BEST baseball people out there he wanted to represent our country on the USA team..Im sorry it wasnt good for him..He has been the Greatest Brave since Henry Aaron Hands down..Hope you get better soon Chipper..and he will…I would not like to see this season a chipperless team..he valuable in many ways on and off the field..hes got 3 weeks to heal.;..
March 16th, 20097:39 am
Bay Area Steve: Now that was funny stuff. The overnight comedy club, 10-drink minimum. Gotta love it.
March 16th, 20097:54 am
Thanks, everybody, for the kind words. Felt funny posting it, but it was a rough night and the dude I normally tell my troubles to has too many of his own right now for me to lay this on him.
Just about to go to bed, finally. About four o’clock I said screw it (she starting to hit some serious pain) and drove her to Anniston and paid the emergency-hours people to do it. It must have been fate, though, cuz she perked up and enjoyed the car ride, head out the window in the misting rain, almost no traffic at that hour. It was pretty surreal.
I came completely unglued during the ten-minute wind-down after the first shot, and, yeah, DOB, definitely one of the hardest days ever, as you said.
Now, to bed. I know this stuff doesn’t really belong on here, but thanks for listening. And thanks again for the warm words. (And the funny ones, Gil in Mechanicsville; a much-needed burst of laughter at your 6:59).
March 16th, 20097:56 am
Chipper’s injury is a problem for the Braves. I hope they don’t give him a 3yr. deal. One year at a time. I don’t know of any young 3rd. base prospects that might be available. They need to trade for Teahen from K.C. He’s young and can play several positions. K.C. might take Morton or Reyes.
March 16th, 20097:58 am
My steel trap is rusting away. They just told me last week that if i get any dumber they are gonna hafta kick me outta Mensa., they’re getting embarassed
Heck, mine’s degraded all the way down to mousetrap, so don’t feel bad, my friend. Mensans spit on the sidewalk when they see me coming.
March 16th, 20098:15 am
DOB- Gotta say I’m pretty disappointed in you condoning what Bay Area Steve posted into the late hours. Personally I found it offensive and fairly vulgar. I get that you can’t stop a lot of this type of stuff from people who choose to personally attack others – but to give it your seal of approval is somewhat disconcerting.
Anyway, while all this Anders hatred clears let me explain what I was trying to convey last night with my Chipper posts. We have now seen multiple instances of where players feel the pressure to continue to play in this WBC where they most likely would not have in a normal ST circumstance. Cano admitted as much, Marte intimated it and Girardi confirmed he would not have pitched him. And IMO if Chipper was at Braves camp he would not have pushed on or at the very least the Braves would have shut him down even for the slightest twinge. The reason I posted the comments I made on Saturday night next to the comments Chipper made before leaving camp was to show imo that he wasn’t telling the full truth that he was fine the night before and had re-injured it just in bp last night. It was obvious to anyone who watched that at bat that he was struggling. If he was at Braves camp they would have seen this as well and shut him down. I’m not here to call Chipper a liar, what is he supposed to say? He’s a gamer and a pro – I get that.
My point is that you can’t leave these types of decisions in the players hands, especially when they’re feeling the obvious pressure to play in this tournament.
I stand by my comments that this whole WBC is an incredible risk of the MLB’s most valuable assets. Just give me one circumstance where you think Cox would put McCann in left field for a st game? How about a 4 out save for K-Rod on March 12th?
Wake up folks, Selig has sent these managers to the casino with our wallets.
March 16th, 20098:26 am
have been very impressed by the consistent play of all facets of the team this spring. i do believe there is a connections between spring and early regular season play. get off to a good start and it can propel you throughout the season. so far so good! what’s up with all thge injuries with chipper jones, getting earlier every year, and will probably last all year!! is this an indication of possible ped use earlier in his career?? i feel it’s time to ask these questions, because all of these injuries continue to add up with him!!!
March 16th, 20098:32 am
DOB I read the blog here for the past hour to work off my hang over and did my eyes decieve me when I read that Brian McCann, our All Star catcher, was playing LEFT FIELD for crying out loud. I have officially renamed the WBC the WBJ the World Baseball Joke and to hear about Chippers injury being worse has worsened my headache as well. The WBC sucks big time. I am still shaking my head thinking about the fleet footed Brian McCann playing left field. Mario Mendoza must not have been available.
March 16th, 20098:34 am
………. The one thing Chipper isn’t mentioning about his WBC injury is that yes, he might have injured himself in Orlando but if he had Bobby and Wren would have shut him down until they were sure he was healthy. Instead, he pushed to get back in the lineup and play in this crapload exhibition ………….
Are you sure? Two years ago in ST, Chipper hurt his leg. Then Chipper came on this very blog and read what everyone was saying and got absolutely furious about all of the horrible stuff the bloggers on here were saying about him. So Chipper rushed back from that injury in ST in an attempt to tell all of the bloggers here to go screw themselves and, as a result, hurt his oblique.
I wouldn’t blame the WBC. Chipper’s body has a nasty habit over the last five seasons of breaking down without any help from the WBC. Frankly, it’s for the best that he got one of his five injuries for the season out of the way in ST (or at the WBC substituting for ST). There should be little doubt that he will have five nagging injuries this season. The foot will flare up, the oblique will get strained, the hamstring will get pulled, the back will spasm, and he’ll somehow get struck in the noggin during BP. It’s not a matter of if these injuries will occur at this stage of his career. It’s simply a matter of when. The oblique is out of the way now ….. the only question now is when and where and how the other four injuries will happen. But at least we now know we’ve got one of them out of the way. Four more to go!
March 16th, 20098:36 am
Anders, re-read my 9:08 from last night. Follow the money.
March 16th, 20098:39 am
Buddylan, sorry to hear about your dog. The guy getting all perked up maybe made it a little tolerable.
Roach and Steve, funny stuff. I have no problem with drunken posts, long as it’s the funny drunk personalities & not the angry drunk type. Lighten up Anders. It’s not like Steve is drinking every night (I think). Everyone is entitled to a few too many drinks every so often. Probably out with some friends, came home, wasn’t tired, and wanted to blog. What’s wrong with that?
Run Heap Run
Big hugs for Bub today.
Mark Windsor, I completely agree with your 7:29.
March 16th, 20098:40 am
Anders, we know you’re probably right. But please, because of who you are, we’ll never admit it, so just go along with the flow. You’re like the friend that’s a little different that everyone bags on. Just let us do it…it’ll make it easier on everyone.
March 16th, 20098:44 am
Couch – I hear ya. I was partially defending myself at this point and partially wondering why there isn’t more outrage on here about this whole WBC? The Braves could have lost both guys last night. One to a players slef diagnosis and the other to a ridiculous managerial decision. There was no reason at all to put McCann in left. None.
This is crazy stuff. What’s next – K-Rod gonna start a game?
March 16th, 20098:48 am
The youngsters, including Freeman, Schafer, Heyward, are headed across the outfield to the batting cage right now, to warm up for this sim game.
I saw Glavine in the clubhouse while ago, asked him if he’d seen Chipper yet (stall’s next to his). No, he hadn’t. So I left, said good luck today, and to watch out for that kid Heyward. Glavine laughed and said, “Yeah,” knowing what I was alluding to — that Heyward’s taken Jurrjens and Kawakami deep in the two previous Monday sim games.
March 16th, 20098:51 am
Bobby Cox – I hear you. But DOB’s post at 7:39 is like the parent who gives those kids alchohol when they’re 16 – to use your metaphor. Then it all goes bad and everyone wonders how it got to this point?
Oh hey I didn’t know Ryan Braun got hurt during this WBC thing too. And the Marlins closer?
“Team USA manager Davey Johnson publicly apologized to Braves manager Bobby Cox for playing McCann out of position, and also acknowledged asking Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly if he could play left field.”
March 16th, 20098:54 am
Manny got hurt in his first ST game? You people are supposed to keep me better informed.
March 16th, 20098:58 am
Using McCann in LF last night underscored the silliness of the U.S. deciding not to take the full number of players allowed on the roster. (I’m assuming they went through with that plan, carrying fewer than the max number of roster players. If they ended up filling out the roster, then disregard this post, but I think they went with fewer than allowed, as they said they would in the conference call we had with Chipper, Rollins and a Team USA honcho before the tournament).
Team USA’s reason for taking either one or two fewer than allowed (I believe it was actually two) was that they didn’t want a situation like 2006 where the manager felt compelled to get everyone playing time.
Well, that’s precisely why you could take any utiility player(s), even if it was a minor league guy, to be the last man or two on the roster. To avoid a situation like last night. If McCann had gotten hurt in LF, they’d have looked terrible for not having a full roster, for not carrying an extra utility guy who could have gone out there.
By the way, I couldn’t tell if Wright was really reacting so strongly, jumping off the bench like that, to see how far the ball was going or if he was really that upset about the Netherlands guy pimping it. If it was about him pimping it, then Wright and the U.S. should’ve been above it in this situation, let the kid enjoy his one moment of glory. To throw at a batter as a response to that, given the opponent and all, come on.
March 16th, 20099:02 am
Mr. O’Brien – is the simulated game today open to the public like regular practice sessions? If so I am bringing my son instead of Epcot today.
Condolences, Bub. We put my childhood dog down last April and it was a day I’ll never forget. It’s pretty sweet he got a good ride in last night – I’m sure he loved it. Get some rest, bud.
March 16th, 20099:03 am
March 16th, 20099:04 am
Anders is right. That was absolutely bush-league to approve that crap from last night.
And there was nothing at all humorous about it.
I read some of what Anders wrote and can’t for the life of me figure out why so many on here rag on him.
March 16th, 20099:05 am
Son get off your iphone and get ready for baseball – we will go to Epcot tomorrow for pete’s sake. LOL
March 16th, 20099:08 am
Well, Chipper being Chipper, he’s hurt again. Nothing new. He’ll be back at counting time and I believe he’ll be the Chipper of old… good
at bats and stats and hurting too. I’m more apprehensive about Frenchie,
will he be cool and relaxed to start the season? He can be great again if he can bring his head around and here’s where Chipper can be the most
help to the team. Help Frenchie mature Chip and this season will be a good one!
March 16th, 20099:09 am
Anders, I wouldn’t say it’s like a parent giving booze to a 16 year old. I’d say it’s more like a parent letting kids work it out on their own…actually it’s not. We’re adults here – he’s letting adults handle it on their own while acknowledging some hilarious posts by Steve.
Dave, I didn’t get the impression that Wright was upset. I think the ESPN Boys were just trying to get Lindstrom off the hook.
March 16th, 20099:10 am
Anders with the fame also comes the abuse. Don’t read too much into it. The fact that Steve actually spent all morning blogging with himself I think is what was so funny. Also kinda sad.
i cant take it anymore
March 16th, 20099:13 am
sorry about your dog, bub. I’ve had my old man for 7 years. when it’s time for him to go, there is going to be some serious heartache. he’s a family member, no doubt.
March 16th, 20099:21 am
Bub, sorry to hear about your pup. If you are a reader, check out Merle’s Door by Ted Kerasote. Is a real good story about a dude in Montana and his dog, lots of insight into dogs character etc and a really good read. will make you appreciate your dog and understand that you made his life good.
Couch tater – Kind of agree with your 9:09 but certainly didn’t want to be the first to say so – you know being who I am and all :}
I do agree that if Wright was upset it was out of line. Let the guy enjoy the moment. I’ve seen a lot worse. The guy never pointed, looked at the pitcher or the dugout or anything obvious like that.
Can you imagine if Lindstrom hurt his shoulder throwing that pitch behind that guy in the emotion of the moment? Wow.
March 16th, 20099:24 am
BubD – Sorry for your loss. To hear your description of the last ride broke my heart. As many have noted, I’ve been there too. Get some rest and hope you feel better. And what better place to share than here?
Go Braves … and BubDylan’s dog!
March 16th, 20099:28 am
OK, it is time for someone to speak up about Chipper Jones. This guy is chronically hurt. I am saying that he is either a poorly conditioned athlete or a spoiled overpaid cry baby. Frankly, I believe he is a little of both. He is constantly hurt at questionable times. He strikes out five times in two days and is suddenly hurt. No, he struck out because he is not seeing the ball and sucked. After getting the big contract, he seems to have lost his dedication to the game. How many injuries has he had over the last 5 years? It’s always questionalbe injuries too. I’m not questioning his talent, rather his heart and commitment. I personally do not feel he can be counted on. I would trade him for prospects. Move Chipper to the Dodgers for Ivan DeJesus Jr, Scott Elbert, Ethan Martin, and Josh Bell. The truth is that we are a year away from contending for a title. Two years from now, the lineup would be Jordan Schafer CF, Kelly Johnson 2B, Jeff Francoeur RF, Jason Heyward LF, Yunel Escobar 3B, Casey Kotchman 1B, Brian McCann C, and Brandon Hicks or Ivan DeJesus Jr. The bench should be Martin Prado Utility player with speed and bat, Gregor Blanco speed and lefty hitting OF, Omar Infante utility infielder, Josh Anderson speedy OF, Matt Diaz excellent hitter and leader, and Dave Ross as a backup catcher. The rotation should be 1. Dereck Lowe 2. Jair Jurrjens 3. Tim Hudson 4. Tommy Hanson 5. Javier Vazquez. With a righty rotation, a balanced bullpen would be needed and should include. JoJo Reyes Lefty that could be a situational starter, Scott Elbert lefty with a good arm, and Mike Gonzales lefty closer. For the righties, Manny Acosta righty inning eater, Peter Moylan righty setup man, and Rafael Soriano righty closer. I’m not sold on the Japanese pitcher yet. They tend to be overrated. He could fill in until Tim is healthy. We need to transition to a lineup that has more speed. It makes the game more exciting and the team better. With the lineup I described, we would have constant pressure on the pitchers. Waiting for the 3 run homer has not been effective for us.
If I had Only Known
March 16th, 20099:37 am
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Delta Airlines one year ago, you will have $49.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in AIG one year ago, you will have $33.00 today.
If you had purchased $1,000 of shares in Lehman Brothers one year ago, you will have $0.00 today.
But, if you had purchased $1,000 worth of beer one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the aluminum
cans for recycling refund, you will have received a $214.00.
Based on the above, the best current investment plan is to drink heavily & recycle. It is called the 401-Keg.
March 16th, 20099:41 am
10-80 – I gave that book to my wife a couple of Christmas’s ago…she read it but was unable to finish the last several pages due to the inevitable…Although we are cat people, she still enjoyed it though.
March 16th, 20099:43 am
Ease 19 – I suspected you were a cat guy – so to speak. :}
March 16th, 20099:44 am
BubDylan-You’ve got my condolences, too. I’ve been there myself.
March 16th, 20099:46 am
If I had only known–will you be my new investment advisor?
March 16th, 20099:49 am
Ease…yeah, I should have put a disclaimer on that msg to Bub that he should wait a while before reading it. Does get messy on the eyes at the end, but has a pretty uplifting message overall I think
March 16th, 20099:50 am
Explain yourself Anders.
We got our first paycheck today with the tax break in it. Thankfully, we can go out and get that tank of gas we’ve been needing. $33. Wow. I’m floored. We have been stimulated.
March 16th, 20099:52 am
Bay Area Steve (3:55 am): “And, wtf with headline writers?
“How the [heck] can some dude read DOB’s Lowe column, and come up with ‘Lowe struggles in second outing against Astros?’ “
Hmmmmm — lessee now.
Perhaps this Derek Lowe quote from the article’s fourth paragraph can shed some light on this pernicious and vexing, indeed perplexing, mystery:
“‘Last time it was much easier to locate. Today it was more of a struggle, which is going to happen [at times] throughout the season. … Last game was about as good as I’ll throw the whole season, as far as how I felt, be able to command both sides.’”
Nah — that couldn’t be it.
I dunno — I’m stumped. Stoopid headline writers.
(sarcasm, case you didn’t notice)
(And your other comments last night were of a similar level of insight and intelligence.)
March 16th, 20099:56 am
I’m so sorry for your loss. Your 7:54 brought tears to my eyes. Never had a dog, but my brother had a tortuous die at the vet while we were on vacation. Take care. You have my condolences.
March 16th, 20099:57 am
I just checked my check and was stimulated to not see a tax break. What’s up with that?
March 16th, 200910:01 am
So I don’t know about you guys but I’am liking the Bravos 12-3 spring training record! I mean its not like we are even playing the best players at every posistion but granted neither are other teams that means we must have a really good farm system, I already knew that but I don’t think other teams did. Good thing Chipper came back to Orlando to work on that Oblique.
Ritchie from Scotland
Just been watching the US v Netherlands highlights. I think wha Lindstrom did was disgraceful. So the guy admired him massive home run for a minute, let him have that. Adam Dunn did the exact same thing on his similar shot. These guys may never play in the majors and get to hit off major leaguers, if it was me i’d be dancing!
March 16th, 200910:02 am
Got a lot of the bigger names from minor league camp over here for the sim game, though I don’t think most of them will do anything but play in the field, not hit. I saw Cody Johnson and Ka’aihue (spelling correct?) for the first time. Didn’t realize (and neither did Bobby Cox) that Cody was so huge.
He’s every inch as tall as Heyward, and probably 15 pounds heavier.
Jo-Jo Reyes just gave up a leadoff single by Schafer to start this thing.
You know what DOB, I really didn’t mind the throw-behind last night after the homer. I actually thought it brought a little more personality to the competition. I loved it! And I have to believe the Dutch players loved it as well; it was a chance to show some emotion and spunk.
March 16th, 200910:04 am
Heyward struck out after the Schafer single
March 16th, 200910:05 am
Who is pitching in the simulated game, I think I missed who it is??
I don’t know what i’m on today mistakes a plenty in that post.
March 16th, 200910:06 am
Ease 19 – Yourself is a pronoun that means: That one identical with you.
Where are you going with this?
Bay Area Steve–
Two triples. Out-steal Francoeur. Mark that down!
Josh Anderson grounded out before the Heyward K, then Freeman grounded out after it to end inning (hey, we’re on our own here, got to keep up with windows closed and no announcements, etc — I know you feel for me)
March 16th, 200910:08 am
I’m not questioning [Chipper's] talent, rather his heart and commitment.
I never thought anyone would ever qualify for the robdawg Memorial Moron Trophy (he sets a high bar, after all), but I see I was wrong.
Never say never.
March 16th, 200910:10 am
DOB…. The maximun Roster Player on the WBC is 28, USA has 28 as follow: 15 Pitcher, 2 Catcher,7 Infielder, 4 Outfielder:
contrary to PR: 14 Pitcher,3 Catcher, 6 infielder, 5 Outfielder.
March 16th, 200910:11 am
Maybe that comment was just a joke or something, there is no way a person with a normal IQ could say that.
DOB, a little info on my boy Kala’s ABs today, if you get the chance. I love watching that guy hit.
March 16th, 200910:12 am
Anders – Not going anywhere, just curious as to where I came off as a Cat dude
DOB… when The braves going to announces the Roster Moved today? after the Sim Game or Tonight?
Glavine gave up a leadoff single to Hernandez (we’re not even sure which Hernandez it is right now) after getting ahead 0-2.
He’s ahead of Holt 0-2, gets him to ground out to first base on next pitch.
Big Cody at bat now. Glavine bounces a curve, runner goes to third.
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