1:30 pm March 31, 2009, by David O'Brien
March 31st, 20095:08 pm
Maybe this suggestion has come up before, but the MIB Bloggers need to get together for a tailgate this season. Who’s up for it? Turner Field of course, Saturday or Sunday night game. Maybe we could get a guest appearance from our man DOB for a hot dog.
March 31st, 20095:10 pm
Ask KC about an opening day viewing party he’s holding/organizing. It’s a similar idea to what you’re saying, though for the April 5th game.
March 31st, 20095:13 pm
So we trade Josh Anderson to the Tigers…the Tigers…release Sheffield….he could/might go to the Phillies…is it worrisome that Shef could be a Phillie?
bologna with extra mayo dunked in fish head soup
March 31st, 20095:14 pm
Yeah, I know about that, and I am planning on attending, but, I was thinking tailgate. I guess I’m just looking for another excuse to drink!
Woogidy, I’m hooking up with a few folks I’ve met through this blog prior to the home opener. I’m sure there’s always room for a few more folks! You’ll probably meet one or two of them on Sunday.
March 31st, 20095:16 pm
Woodigy, the only thing about our home opener taligate get together… there will be a strict no alcohol policy.
LOL… Just kidding!!!!
March 31st, 20095:17 pm
Sheff’s bat has slowed down…he is sticking around for 500 and than he’s cooked. He can’t play D so if the Phils want him, they can have him….Chan Ho Park is washed up as well.
March 31st, 20095:18 pm
The worse the game gets, the more beer I drink. Last year almost turned me into an alcoholic.
March 31st, 20095:19 pm
When I was a kid, my class went on a field trip to a meat processing plant. It was bologna/hot dog day. After watching them make bologna, I decided two things. 1) I am NEVER going to eat bologna again, and I haven’t. 2) I wouldn’t go into the room where they made hot dogs. As I explained to the teacher, “Knowing and seeing are two completely different things.” To this day, I’m as likely to choose a good hot dog (the toppings decide that part) as I am a steak.
March 31st, 20095:21 pm
Where are you doing the home opener tailgate? We always tailgate in that 5$ parking lot of the Baptist Church on Ralph David Abernathy Parkway.
“is it worrisome that Shef could be a Phillie?” (MFin04)
5-6 years ago, not now.
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March 31st, 20095:22 pm
I’ll be at the ‘roo too…did you actually head up to hampton, or just listen…it was so great being in there when they came out on stage Friday night!! FLUFFHEAD!!!!!!
Woogidy, I hear ya!! I’m not normally a big drinker at all. But last year, I learned that I can hold my liquor quite well… because I was TRYING to black out, but couldn’t.
(Like the screen name, BTW.) Yeah, this recipe calls for onions, too, but we leave them out (I’m sorry…I’m not a big onion eater…I like them fried, though).
I had sandwich rolls, w/o sesame seeds, but I roughed it and heated it up, anyway.
Wow…that musta been hard! One time, we only had one sesame seed bun left, so there was a bit of battle there…can’t remember who came out on top…
I don’t know why I call it a Spring dish…I could eat it “every week, every other day!” I guess it just makes me think of Spring ’cause we mostly have it in Spring. Ya know, in winter we have stews, soups, chilly, chicken pot pie (one of the greatest foods), uh…other wintery things…And also, it reminds me of something you’d take on a picnic.
Oh, and I try to proof-read my posts. I can’t stand typos.
March 31st, 20095:23 pm
Who pays Shef’s 14 million contract for this year? I’m assuming the Tigers….and whoever picks him up…pays him whatever they agree on?
Wayne in Utah
Great story Bobby!
March 31st, 20095:24 pm
RPC for L
Oh my friend, I was inside the mothership and we achieved liftoff
March 31st, 20095:26 pm
PWHjort, I always park there. We’ll have to do a tailgate over there for a game. Unless you want to just meet over there and drink some beers at that one po dunk bar on the right when you’re walking to the park. Just kidding. I’m not that much of an ALkie. I do always park at that lot. They for sure don’t mind a few tail gaters I have noticed.
8-13 inches of rain is the predicted rainfall total here in Southwest Georgia through Thursday AM. We just had somewhere around 8-10 inches of rain over the weekend.
I guess that takes care of the rainfall deficit.
Grilled/cooked onions are the best. Sometimes the raw ones overpower the other food.
March 31st, 20095:27 pm
Deacon Billups is my homie.
Salt Lake Brave
March 31st, 20095:28 pm
Someone asked earlier today who is pitching tonight. The answer is Lowe
March 31st, 20095:31 pm
McFann, this fall I will remind you of that sandwich. I bet I can get you to eat one out-of-season.
You’re probably one of those smart ones, that proof-reads, BEFORE you hit submit.
March 31st, 20095:32 pm
“So we trade Josh Anderson to the Tigers…the Tigers…release Sheffield….he could/might go to the Phillies…is it worrisome that Shef could be a Phillie?”
Not unless the NL adds the DH.
March 31st, 20095:33 pm
I wish I could remember the story about the giant yellow shoes.
thank you Salt Lake Brave
March 31st, 20095:34 pm
Chipper has signed an extension. What a truly wonderful thing to read. Thanks DOB, for giving us the news. Thanks Wren for being smart about this contract. Thanks Chipper for all the good times and great play. I hope you make 500 with a 310 or better average.
Man, exciting news like this almost makes me think this team has a real shot at it all this season… almost. I am looking forward to the season. I like the way this team is shaping up. Especially the strong bench. That should make the pinch hits and late innings much more pleasurable. Should be fun regardless of outcome.
March 31st, 20095:36 pm
I can see Steve Martin…Head out of the window, Hat flung in the air yelling “RAIN!…RAIN!….HAHA!…”
- What time is the game tonight and is it being televised?
The game tonight is at 7pm and it is not being televised.
March 31st, 20095:38 pm
March 31st, 20095:39 pm
Lowe, followed by Gonzo, Medlen and Moylan in some order, at least that’s who’s listed
1. Escobar, SS
2. Kotchman, 1B
3. Chipper, 3B
4. Garret Anderson, LF
5. Francoeur, RF
6. Johnson, 2B
7. David Ross, C
8. Schafer, CF
9. Lowe, RH
1. Bourn, CF
2. Pudge Rodriguez, C
3. Erstad, 1B
4. C. Lee, LF
5. Tejada, SS
6. Blum, 3B
7. Pence, RF
8. Jason Smith, 2B
9. Russ Ortiz, RH
March 31st, 20095:40 pm
That’s a lot of rain, my friend. Sometimes when it comes down too fast and furious, it ends up running off and not being absorbed as well as it could. If it eventually gets into the watershed, I guess that’s OK.
We have received some snow here in the past week that will help with the snow pack. Could end up being a good year, if it doesn’t melt too fast.
BBFCFM – sorry for the late response… had bidness to take care of… on Asheville, nope, had to find an extra myself. Hoping the ATL rumor is true. After Hampton, I believe they are on a mission.
March 31st, 20095:41 pm
Hey DOB any update on McCann?
18 Wheels of Love
Russ Ortiz? If this were a real game, the take sign would get used quite a bit!
I like the idea of trying Kotchman in the 2 hole.
March 31st, 20095:42 pm
March 31st, 20095:43 pm
I think the game is on CSS
astros dont have a first baseman tonight ?
March 31st, 20095:45 pm
ncgary, the shift is on, all night.
btw, game’s on CSS in Atlanta (or at least listed).
That’s right, Wayne. I live in the highest part (what passes for “high ground” in Southwest Georgia) of my county. If it floods here, we’re all doomed. We had flash flooding here the other day. The drainage systems here are only built to handle 1 inch/hour. At least they had time to clean out drains between Saturday and today. That should help matters.
March 31st, 20095:46 pm
If anyone cares, anyone at all, the Astros traded for INF Jeff Keppinger, got him from Cincy for a player to be named later or cash considerations, which is otherwise known as being Langerhansed.
I like Bologna too…fried bologna sandwiches with mustard, that’s good stuff. As for Chipper I’m stoked that he’s signed through 2012 and wish him good health on his way to breakin’ even more Braves records.
March 31st, 20095:47 pm
I hear they expect Keppinger to compete for time at 3rd.
March 31st, 20095:48 pm
KOTCHMAN IN THE 2 HOLE!!!
Thanks, Bobby! He’s a dead pull hitter, and having the 1b hold the runner on is PERFECT for Kotchman.
Tonight’s lineup = win, until Schafer can take over the lead-off spot.
March 31st, 20095:49 pm
I thought Keppinger was highly regarded by the Reds??
March 31st, 20095:50 pm
Hey DOB any update on McCann? — Brandon
Yes, he played yesterday, walked and hit a double in two plate appearances.
March 31st, 20095:51 pm
like the new format. It is easier to surf through the posts to get to those I want to read, Snowflakes
sorry, but I missed your post since I only read what DOB puts out
March 31st, 20095:52 pm
Kotch in the 2 hole would look a lot better with Schafer at the top of the order, not at the bottom. That’s just me though. Both KJ & Escobar get tentative leading off, and I think they take too many pitches.
March 31st, 20095:54 pm
Thanks DOB, missed the game yesterday, got stuck in a college perspectives class on humor, romance, and war.
March 31st, 20095:55 pm
Anders, if you’re in complete earnest, then I’m really sorry. You’ll understand if I’ve felt suckered a couple times by your Dr. Jekyll/ Mr. Troll act. But hey, maybe I’ve really got it wrong. Wouldn’t be the first time. BUB
don’t falter young man, the guy is a sociopath..and a Mets fan. You got the right take on it. That comment of his to you oozed slime and insincerity. Dr Jeckyll & Mr Troll says it just right
March 31st, 20095:57 pm
Remember when Wilson Betemit was traded to the Dodgers? They,immediately, started pronouncing his name differently. Pete and Skip said that they always go over the pronunciation of a name, with the player, to make sure they say it right. Skip then said, “Wilson Betemit, is truly the player to be named later”.
March 31st, 20096:00 pm
The game is on XM Channel 176 tonight for those without TV coverage.
March 31st, 20096:02 pm
Escobar leading off, perfect. That’s one time he won’t hit into a double play. He led the team with 26 last year.
March 31st, 20096:05 pm
I wonder if there’s beer on the sun.
McCann's the Mann
March 31st, 20096:09 pm
*The example that Chipper sets that they do follow, at least the smart ones (i.e., McCann)*
Let the Frenchy bashing begin…………………….
Maybe this has been reported and I missed it, but how will the rotation stabilize after Lowe throws the home opener? Who pitches Saturday, Sun?
Eric from MO
March 31st, 20096:14 pm
Why is everyone overreacting about having two guys over 35 making a large portion. Think about it, our team is made up of a bunch of guys who are in their first arbitration year or havent even made it that far. In the Braves case, it really isnt that big of a deal.
March 31st, 20096:15 pm
DOB @5:50. Hilarious. No idea why, but could not stop laughing. Thanks for breaking up the monotony. Working at a TV show is not as insanely fun as people might imagine.
March 31st, 20096:16 pm
http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillies_zone/Will_Sheff_accept_a_bench_job.html for those who worry about Sheff in a phillies uniform.
I believe it was Skip, who after a (Russ Ortiz?) hanging curveball was whiffed at, said:
“And like the kleptomaniac at the dry cleaners, he got away with a hanger”
He had some good ones.
March 31st, 20096:18 pm
Tom O’Hawke & Jeff Blauser, enjoyed both your Skip quotes.
March 31st, 20096:19 pm
Thats sounds like a Palahniuk line…hahaha…..
March 31st, 20096:24 pm
Rotation goes like this Blauser, Lowe, JJ, Vasquez, then Lowe, KK, JJ, Vasquez. I believe.
March 31st, 20096:27 pm
Thanks, Woogidy. Heading into town for that Saturday night game and am looking forward to seeing KK.
N Nine (eta5)
Maybe we could get a guest appearance from our man DOB for a hot dogWoogidy
Or nolie’s fishy recipe!
Didn’t realize Chipper’s 16th upcoming season, makes him the longest tenured player with one team. One season ahead of 3 yankees and Wakefield.
March 31st, 20096:28 pm
Dr. Phil, you’re probably right. And I do have a raging case of naivety for a man my age.
But then, most of the crowd accepts Anders. So… I’m naive AND paranoid? Man, I got dealt some dumb cards, I swear…
March 31st, 20096:30 pm
Yikes, disregard my last post. I thought this was the Soap Opera blog…
March 31st, 20096:36 pm
I would think with so many distinguished bloggers in attendance, that Hoss himself might make an appearance.
March 31st, 20096:41 pm
Tom O’Hawke I bet I can get you to eat one out-of-season.
It won’t be much of a struggle for you, either.
I try to proof read before I send it…sometimes I forget and then later I find a typo. Then I get frustrated…
March 31st, 20096:43 pm
is anybody providing updates tonight? i would appreciate it.
March 31st, 20096:44 pm
During the rain delay, I think Sunday, I posted 2 other Skip stories. Another blogger was talking about a ‘Skip’ tribute on the radio. Unfortunately, by the time I typed them out, they appeared on the very end of Dave’s old blog. He posted a new one in the meantime. I doubt anyone even seen them. So, before the game starts, here’s one of them. I’ll share the other one at the next rain delay.
I think they were playing a day game on the West coast. The bottom of the inning was just coming back from a commercial break. A TBS cameraman was following a well-endowed, scantily-clad young lady as she returned to her seat. As she bent over to put down her beverage, Skip said, “as we start the bottom of the 4th, I see there are almost two out”.
March 31st, 20096:45 pm
for some strange reason , just thought i needed to make an appearance
Brandon, little did you know (I think you were asking about his finger injury), but McCann actually has a bruise above his right knee where he took another foul ball off it in yesterday’s game. He’ll probably play tomorrow
March 31st, 20096:47 pm
Rammer-That one was from The Grinch-something about leaving big, yellow clown shoes under some woman’s bed.
March 31st, 20096:48 pm
McFann and Tom O’Hawke
Perfection is so hard to maintain. If I strive for mediocrity, then I am rarely frustrated.
March 31st, 20096:49 pm
I laughed at the totally deadpan response at 5:50. Nice work.
Thanks DOB, I was checking on the hand bruise actually but I appreciate the extra info.
Seriously…Mac + Bubble Wrap= good!
March 31st, 20096:50 pm
Blauser, Bobby hasn’t announced pitching plans beyond Kawakami pitching the second home game, which will be his first start. I’d assume he’ll then revert to the order they followed the first time through, with Jurrjens following Kawakami, then Vazquez, then Lowe….
Ritchie from Scotland
March 31st, 20096:52 pm
I know this is totally out of left field but can somebody explain to me what goes into a Sloppy Joe and the main ingredients of a Meat Loaf? It’s those things you hear in movies/tv all the time and realise you have no idea what they are.
If you want a trade i’ll tell you what goes into a haggis
TenPaul-Bout time you walked into the light, Dude.
Tom O’Hawke-yeah, it went from Bet a mit to Bate A Meat. Strange in the extreme. I still think the name change caused his regression.
March 31st, 20096:53 pm
For you Francophiles, Jeff Francoeur caught a 6-pound, 4-ounce bass in the little lake behind the visiting clubhouse here at fabulous Osceola County Stadium. Largest fish caught in the lake this season (the clubhouse guy has fishing rods, and players often cast for a while between BP and games, which is when Francoeur did).
They said he acted like a little kid when he got a bite, “I got something! I got something!” Turned out he did. I saw it, walked up just as he was throwing it back. ‘Twas large.
March 31st, 20096:54 pm
Bubdylan Personally, I think that your analysis of Anders was very perceptive. Everyone else seems to be treating him like the hooker who walked into church. They’re being overly nice to him in an effort to prove they’re not prejudiced against Mets fans.
dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !
March 31st, 20096:55 pm
Go Froggy, great fish
Brilliant day here, bought a house, Chipper signs and it was sunny and 60 bloody degrees, like a bad Perth winters day but a GREAT NY spring
frank Wren now gets a solid A- this season for the GM job……
March 31st, 20096:56 pm
Dodger announcers seem to have a knack for mispronouncing names (dodger announcers not named Vin Scully anyways)- I’ve had to endure Rafael furcal (pronounced like california), Ondruw Jones, Matt DEaz instead of DIaz, Fran”coor” instead of fran”core”…need I go on?
March 31st, 20096:57 pm
Last week I caught a 7 pound 2 ounce bass down in a pond near Dublin. Id like to be fishing now but its raining
No matter how nice they are, being a Mets’ fan points to a definite character flaw and a tendency towards extreme forms of brain damage.
March 31st, 20096:58 pm
dogsbrekky-did you have to go to Maryland to get a better deal on that house or is that just your new car?
March 31st, 20096:59 pm
Hey, thanks for the update on McCann, Chief! Didn’t know about that one. That’s the catcher business for ya.
Brandon got stuck in a college perspectives class on humor, romance, and war.
Sounds like Hogan’s Heroes…
“Rotation goes like this Blauser, Lowe, JJ, Vasquez, then Lowe”Woogidy
I didn’t realize we were counting on Blauser to be our ace this year
Hurray for Chipper. We should get to see him hit his 500th dinger as a Brave maybe? I feel like at some point Chipper will have a key hit to win us a WS title. Maybe like that dude in LA who for all practical reasons was unable to play, but came off the bench to pinch hit and creamed it! Kirk Gibson I think it was.
March 31st, 20097:00 pm
Lew Couldn’t have said better myself. Except, when they’re being nice, it’s a facade.
March 31st, 20097:01 pm
“If I strive for mediocrity, then I am rarely frustrated.” (Wayne)
That’s what I’ve been doing, buddy, but my sights are still set too high.
March 31st, 20097:02 pm
actually McFann just finished up a long study on the novel M*A*S*H..watched Dr. Strangelove, The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming, and just started The Best Years of Our Lives. Interesting class actually.
March 31st, 20097:05 pm
McFann, that was quite witty at 6:59, the Hogan’s Heroes line
March 31st, 20097:07 pm
Esco lined out to right to start the evening
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