How good are these Braves?

 

  Lakeland, Fla. – Back at Tiger Town, where it feels like we never actually left. Braves were here a few days ago, right? It’s all blending together now, the 6 a.m. alarms going off (and me already up), the drives on I-4 (motorcycle is gone now, in a trailer headed back to Atlanta), the batting-practice soundtracks of ‘70s rock/golden oldies (”Wild Thing” playing as I type this) mixed randomly with nondescript current cheese rock and hip-hop, and the intoxicating smell of sausages and burgers being grilled by vendors beneath the grandstands, causing hunger pangs and bringing back memories of Little League summers.
   OK, so last day before we pack it up and head north. And what have we learned about these Bravos?
   Well, we know the starting rotation should be a lot better than it was last season, and that in and of itself should assure the Braves win more games. But what else do we know? I mean, other than they use more mayonnaise for food preparation at the Dark Star press dining room than any other place in North America, and the scenery sure gets nicer at a ballpark (Clearwater) after its team wins a World Series, or when the visiting team is the Yankees or Red Sox (but we already knew that).
  The bullpen has a ton of potential, no doubt. Remember, however, that it did at this time a year ago, too, and by the end of the first week the two setup guys, Peter Moylan and Rafael Soriano, were both hurt and Mike Gonzalez was still working his way back from Tommy John surgery.

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  A year later, Soriano is again a question mark (Bobby Cox said he thinks Soriano can be ready for opening day, though tomorrow’s scheduled appearance will be just his fifth inning all spring) and Moylan is a month ahead of schedule in his return from TJ surgery. Moylan’s looked good, though, for the most part, nearly back to his old self, pretty impressive given the surgery and the fact he’s not 25.

Will Gonzo be dominant closer?

Will Gonzo be dominant closer?

  Gonzalez has had some rough outings, but also looked very good a few times out. Most importantly, he says he feels great, even after throwing last night for the first time in back-to-back games. He insists he’s always thrown 86-88 mph for most of spring training (like he did this spring) even back in his dominant season with the Pirates.
  And he’s gotten it up to 91-92 lately on a regular basis. So we’ll see. You’d prefer to have no question marks at the back of your bullpen, but hey, he’s not the only closer who’s struggled at times this spring, and he might just be one of those guys who doesn’t perform at his best until the bright lights are on, until he’s pitching with real games on the line in the ninth, not in the fifth or sixth innings of exhibition games.
Still, between those question marks and the relatively unproven lefty situation, the Braves’ bullpen is still a component that could be a major strength or an area of inconsistency.
  The lineup? Hey, if you’ve watched these guys on a regular basis this spring, you know that Kelly Johnson and Matt Diaz have looked very good, and so has Casey Kotchman, though he missed a lot of time.
Jeff Francoeur, a lightning rod for criticism with plenty of folks, has looked like a different hitter this spring, a far more disciplined hitter with an approach he’s sticking to — even when he struggled a bit early on, and when the power was slow to come around, he kept at it. Those were very good signs, and now he’s hitting the ball hard and getting some carry. Like most people, I’ll wait until he does it in real games before I’m completely sold, but all signs point to him having it together.
   Garret Anderson has immediately shown in a few games why the Braves got him — professional hitter, you can see that clearly in his at-bats. Works counts, hits the ball hard, hits it to all fields, etc. And last night in the outfield, he moved quite well and got some good breaks on balls on the few that were hit to him.
The others – Chipper, Brian McCann, even Yunel Escobar – to me are known commodities at this point.
   The obvious other question will be in center field, which I’m pretty sure — not entirely, but pretty sure — will go to Jordan Schafer, a very talented kid, but one who hasn’t played above Double-A.

Escobar

Escobar

  Still, we’ve seen him get hits against some good pitchers this spring, and seen him do it for two springs, as well as the Arizona Fall League in 2007. Young as he is, I do think he’d keep his head above water and provide plenty of spark for the Braves, particularly as the season wears on.
  If they surprise us and go with Gregor Blanco in center, well, I think we’d see Schafer before June anyway. Unless Blanco can play more like he’s done in winter ball and the WBC than he did during the second half of his 2008 rookie season with the Braves.
 The bench should be one of the best in the National League, with Omar Infante, Martin Prado, Matt Diaz, Greg Norton and backup catcher David Ross. Solid bench, really is.
   Ross, who injured his groin running out of the batter’s box on a flyout last night, felt a little better this morning, Bobby Cox said. But they probably won’t make a decision on him until Saturday or Sunday, and they brought Clint Sammons over to catch in the meantime.
   McCann has a bruise above his right knee from a foul ball two days ago, and is DHing today. Bobby said he’ll be ready to catch by opening day.

Glavine

   ♣ OK, we’re gonna wrap it up and get ready to watch the Tom Glavine Experience, wherein a 42-year-old former Cy Young Award winner continues his comeback with 80-mph fastballs and a vaunted changeup that’s been his trusted friend for decades, but perhaps never more crucial to his craft than it is now.
  By the way, Glavine will go north with the Braves tomorrow and is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game against Triple-A Gwinnett hitters at their new ballpark on Tuesday.

  ♣ One more thing: Speaking of minor league games, Jason Heyward put on a show yesterday for Double-A Mississippi in a game against Double-A Harrisburg (Nationals) at Viera. How does 4-for-5 with two homers and five RBIs sound? Yes, the big dude from Henry County can play some baseball. And in case you’re wondering, he’s still penciled in to open the season at high-A Myrtle Beach, but they’re just moving him and others around with different teams in spring games.

  And finally, I’d like to thank these artists for providing the music (and comedy) that’s accompanied me most frequently in my ciga-and-coffee-fueled drives around Florida in the rented Malibu this spring:

Hank III

Hank III

John Doe Year in the Wilderness
Pretenders Break Up The Concrete
Nas (untitled)
James McMurtry Where’d You Hide The Body
Tom Russell Veteran’s Day: The Tom Russell Anthology
Otis Redding Otis Redding Sings Soul
Lucinda Willams Little Honey
Jamey Johnson That Lonesome Song
M. Ward Hold Time
Mastodon Blood Mountain
U2 No Line On The Horizon
Van Morrison Live Astral Weeks
Metallica Ride the Lightning
Patton Oswalt Live at 40-Watt Club
Ryan Adams Cardinology
Bob Dylan Tell Tale Signs (special-edition disc 3)
Deerhunter Microcastle
Pavement Brighten The Corners (expanded & remastered)
Hank III Damn Right, Rebel Proud
Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor
Bill Hicks Rant in E-Minor
George Jones & Tammy Wynette Golden Ring

SANDWICHES FOR THE ROAD by Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)

All packed to go, baloney and mayonnaise sandwiches for the road
lay them out across the dash in the August sun
and if they turn green don’t be afraid
nothing can hurt you but yourself
nothing can hurt you but yourself

I been given to visions from time to time (Mighty fields of vision)
and the voice in my brain can be a little unkind sometimes
Go ahead, point it at me, I ain’t scared
nothing can hurt you but yourself
nothing can hurt you but yourself

and if you see me on the street and if I whop you on the head
you probably got it coming
and if you hit me back, we’ll call it even, but I ain’t going down easy
cuz my mama loves me and I got friends in Decatur, Alabama.

So drink another drink and smoke another cigarette
something’s gonna get us yet
Cuz I got ashes in my throat and I ain’t got no vote
it’s just the way I stand myself
nothing can hurt you but yourself
nothing can hurt you but yourself

869 comments Add your comment

toph

April 1st, 2009
1:16 pm

how the game going?

Runnin

April 1st, 2009
1:20 pm

mlb.com is show casing their new beta- high vision tv on the Florida/Baltimore game. It might be free for today only, but I’m not sure.

Nick Nunziata

April 1st, 2009
1:21 pm

Man, I am looking forward to games you can actually see and hear. There has to be more people like me who’d watch every single Braves spring game were they televised. I know logic and business comes first, but selfishly I’ll take these games over anything else on TV at this hour.

MattyRoss

April 1st, 2009
1:21 pm

Fantastic opening graph, DOB. One of your best.

22oz

April 1st, 2009
1:21 pm

Can anyone find Gameday for this game? Its slow as hell but its something.

Bob Wickman's navel lint

April 1st, 2009
1:22 pm

Did somebody mention shrimp sammiches and bologna? I’d be up for that.

eatPhillie

April 1st, 2009
1:22 pm

your team’s full of bologna? david i feel bad you’re stuck beat writing for this team. champs are ready for opener. we will continue the pounding. your offense and ours are two different worlds. you guys are so sensitive.hahah. join the champs and root for a real team.

cvbraves

April 1st, 2009
1:23 pm

Inning 1
Top Half
B:0 S:0 O:0 – Yunel Escobar singles on a line drive to right fielder Josh Anderson.

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B:0 S:0 O:1 – Casey Kotchman pops out to shortstop Adam Everett.

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B:4 S:0 O:1 – Chipper Jones walks. Yunel Escobar to 2nd.

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B:0 S:0 O:2 – Brian McCann pops out to third baseman Brandon Inge.

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B:0 S:0 O:3 – Garret Anderson grounds out, shortstop Adam Everett to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

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Random

April 1st, 2009
1:24 pm

I’m with Lew (11:05 am), but with a twist —

“Kawakami’s Kamikaze Kows”

Or to pull something out of my own head,

“The Kawa Kammies”, all dressed in camouflage, with camo make-up optional.

(The Yuppy contingent could call itself “The Kawa Khakis”.)

Roman Gal

April 1st, 2009
1:25 pm

toph

April 1st, 2009
1:25 pm

cvbraves, thanks for your updates. they are much appreciated.

dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !

April 1st, 2009
1:25 pm

eatphillie – h0w about that bet…….

didnt think so

go back to your peasant town with your peasant fans

we will not have to worry about you again for another 16 years as the Phils destroy the 2 young stars they had

cvbraves

April 1st, 2009
1:26 pm

Bottom Half 1st
B:0 S:0 O:1 – Curtis Granderson pops out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.

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B:0 S:0 O:2 – Placido Polanco grounds out, second baseman Omar Infante to first baseman Casey Kotchman.

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B:0 S:0 O:3 – Magglio Ordonez flies out to center fielder Gregor Blanco.

sullivda

April 1st, 2009
1:27 pm

GSU-Lee

April 1st, 2009
1:27 pm

DOB

Get the new Mastodon. It is killer.

dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !

April 1st, 2009
1:27 pm

Hamels will be done and dusted (sadly) by the time he is 28

Glavine is near a 0.00 era yes ?

J.D.

April 1st, 2009
1:28 pm

DOB, I’m going to see Nas on Saturday, what do you think of him?

TnBrian

April 1st, 2009
1:28 pm

The Phily and Met fans can come on here and bash our team all day and night and it doesn’t bother me… IF they make sense. The problem with them is that their team has as many, if not more questions than ours but they’re either too proud or dumb to realize it. Say if Lowe or Vazquez were having elbow stiffness etc., I wouldn’t be that arrogant on a rival teams blog. That’s some scary stuff for them.

I’m afraid this pen is gonna have us all biting our nails in close games for a few months until Wren makes a trade for some help. I don’t trust Soriano health or Boyer and Acosta’s results. Maybe O’Flaherty will be the surprise because he does have some good stuff.

northbeach Scott

April 1st, 2009
1:29 pm

To further the discussion on correlation between ST and regular season records there is a WSJ article: Does ST Mean Anything? from 3/30/09 that suggests that while the correlation varies greatly from year to year, that there is a slight positive correlation between ST record and regular season success and it has actually increased each of the last 3 seasons.

I would not hang my hat on it, and at the very least good ST results must put a positive spin on the start of the season.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123837650567868197.html

Zachary

April 1st, 2009
1:30 pm

I have to back you up on your love of Bill Hicks. Even his topical humor feels timeless.

dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !

April 1st, 2009
1:32 pm

here peasant peasant peasant

toph

April 1st, 2009
1:33 pm

DOB, where you at man? Any updates?

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:33 pm

Escobar two-run double for 3-0 lead, then KOTCHMAN slams two-run homer

toph

April 1st, 2009
1:34 pm

Yeah! There we go. . . .nice work.

OHBravesGirl

April 1st, 2009
1:35 pm

Can we call Kotchman “Kotchy”? Atta boy, Kotchy!!

TnBrian

April 1st, 2009
1:35 pm

eatPhily, you’re right. Nobody wants to face that lineup with Howard and the gand out there. But, you’re forgetting that Myers is your opening day starter, that pen before Madson(won’t nearly have as good a ‘09 as ‘08) and Lidge, they’re very average or below average. And before you start claiming that the Phily franchise is so high and mighty, just remember that it had been 28 years in between WS titles.

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:35 pm

Braves doing quite a bit better against Verlander than they did last week, huh? Six hits and five runs already, all the scoring in this inning and still only one out. Chipper up

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:36 pm

Chipper flied out just in front of LF track

Luke L1

April 1st, 2009
1:36 pm

DOB Be honest man, you’ve been eating haven’t you.

Wil

April 1st, 2009
1:36 pm

Kenshin’s Senshin? (Senshin is something to do with martial arts)

matt r

April 1st, 2009
1:36 pm

So…

Escobar SS
Johnson 2B
Chipper 3B
McCann C
Francoeur RF
Anderson/Diaz LF
Kotchman 1B
Schafer CF

The key to this season is Francoeur

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:36 pm

Just added a poll to the blog after it was originally posted, in case you missed it

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:36 pm

Mac flied out to center to end inning

Chop Chop

April 1st, 2009
1:37 pm

Kawakami’s Origamis works better. Dudes dressed up as paper cranes.

dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !

April 1st, 2009
1:37 pm

philly philly philly

come and say hi…….. here philly philly philly

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:38 pm

It’s a little confusing here, because Tigers are all wearing each other’s jerseys as some sort of show of unity or whatever. Anderson’s wearing Granderson’s jersey, Verlander’s wearing Laird’s jersey (and pitching like him, I might add)

BravesFAN885

April 1st, 2009
1:38 pm

how about ken’s “shins.” They could wear giant shin guards.

Woogidy

April 1st, 2009
1:38 pm

What’s that radar gun showing today with Glav on the hill DOB?

glorydays

April 1st, 2009
1:39 pm

What is the deal with Ohman, did we not want him, did he not want us or both.

HeywardTheFuture

April 1st, 2009
1:39 pm

Thanks for the updates DOB. Kotch looks poised to have a breakout year, same for Esco. I know you are tired of talking about it, but when can we expect the CF decision? Will they really wait until the last possible moment?

eatPhillie

April 1st, 2009
1:39 pm

Tnbrian: I’m talking about now. current, present time, we rule!!! you guys are kawakimii sisies and have nothing to do but make names up.

dogsbrekky-name calling wont get your 4th place team to compete. i feel bad for you all. howard or kotchman, tough call. go PHILLIES^^

Chop Chop

April 1st, 2009
1:39 pm

Yunel’s Escobars:

People dressed up like Pablo Escobar, complete with keys of coke and AK-47s.

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:39 pm

Oh, Josh is in RF, by the way. Making the roster as extra outfielder.

LINEUP (forget earlier)

Braves
1. Escobar, SS
2. Kotchman, 1B
3. Chipper, 3B
4. McCann, C
5. G. Anderson, LF
6. Infante, 2B
7. B. Jones, RF
8. Blanco, CF
9. Sammons, C

glorydays

April 1st, 2009
1:40 pm

I’ve not been online for a few days, forgive me if this topic was completely covered and I missed it

Runnin

April 1st, 2009
1:40 pm

5-0 ??? April Fool’s ???

TnBrian

April 1st, 2009
1:40 pm

gand? WTF!! Why do I not see a mistake until AFTER I post the damn thing?? I meant gang

dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !

April 1st, 2009
1:40 pm

Clint Sammons lighting it up in ST

nice hitting

John Hoar

April 1st, 2009
1:41 pm

Thanks Roman Gal- this is the first time this year that I have been able to find it.

Wil

April 1st, 2009
1:41 pm

Chop Chop, Ha! I don’t think that Yunel would like that. On the official board last year, someone went to a game as Yunel’s Cartel.

glorydays

April 1st, 2009
1:41 pm

The Pablo Escobars will be seated next to the Shooting Blancos.

Mekons

April 1st, 2009
1:42 pm

Remember, the Fillies have a secret weapon. Their pitching depth is so good, Chan Ho Park made their rotation. eatitFillie is a perfect representative of the worst fan base in baseball.

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:43 pm

Glavine retired first five batters before Laird single to RF

Inge flies out to L-C and Garret A. makes very nice running catch in front of Blanco

(He’s twice the size of Blanco, by the way. They’re jogging off field together, funny to see the difference in height)

BravesFAN885

April 1st, 2009
1:44 pm

For Garret Anderson: How about “Garret’s Parrots”?

TnBrian

April 1st, 2009
1:45 pm

eatPhily, that’s fine because your team does have the right to brag being WS champs. But what about staying power and the fact that the Phily minor leagues are not deep. Phily is on a very tight budget so you tell your boys not to go and get hurt now, ok? Because if they do, with hardly anything valuable to trade, no money, YOUR TEAM IS FU-!

toph

April 1st, 2009
1:45 pm

Good updates DOB, appreciate those

Roman Gal

April 1st, 2009
1:46 pm

Haha John Hoar,

I finally got tired of looking it up every day, so I emailed myself the link and just go from there.

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:46 pm

Don’t want to start anything, but Ken Griffey Jr. probably does not make the catch G. Anderson just made in left-center at track. Junior would have made it look easy a decade ago, but no longer.

glorydays

April 1st, 2009
1:46 pm

Are you sure that wasn’t Verlander that got the hit?

Schafe-n-Bake

April 1st, 2009
1:47 pm

If Infante has a big year, people should dress in giant diapers and come as Omar’s “babies”

Poopy Pants

April 1st, 2009
1:47 pm

So did DOB ever explain what Dark Star meant?

Lunatic Fringe

April 1st, 2009
1:47 pm

WOW dogsbrekky, you seem to have great success getting your pets to come when you call. Do you have the same luck in keeping them from peeing all over themselves when they get a little bit excited?

10-80

April 1st, 2009
1:47 pm

i like that josh anderson is wearing granderson’s jersey. kinda like wear your big brothers jersey to school day

matt

April 1st, 2009
1:48 pm

Random, how bout “Your Gay”!!!

BravesFanInKy

April 1st, 2009
1:48 pm

I think when you look at this year’s Braves, you have to measure them against the key issues that were the downfall last year:

1. Injury-plagued, inexperienced rotation: Much better.
2. Unproductive outfield: Even if French doesn’t bounce back, the addtiion of Anderson and the return of Diaz should help with this.
3, Banged up bullpen: Returning injured should make this much better.
4. Lack of clutch performances: More vets, more experience should help.
5. Power vs. speed: This may not change unless Blanco/Schaeffer get on base and run.
6. Bench strength last year was damaged by injuries; Should be solid this year.
7. No Corky Miller!! Addition by subtraction!

dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !

April 1st, 2009
1:49 pm

here philly fillie filly…… oh biatch has gone home to mummy

Rev. Otis Nixon

April 1st, 2009
1:50 pm

So we’re assuming they’re wearing each other’s jerseys as an April Fool’s joke?

BeauX

April 1st, 2009
1:50 pm

I really hate McCann’s Cans. Put a little creativity to it at least ya know?

I say we mount wrenches to our Braves caps, dress in coveralls and call ourselves the McCann-ics.

Anybody with me?

ChopShop860

April 1st, 2009
1:50 pm

DOB… pretty shocked to see Lupe Fiasco and Nas in your playlist. Pretty cool. I am assuming you have heard Lupe’s newer album, “The Cool” which, IMO, is even better than Food & Liquor. Both are solid. Keep up the good work with the updates and whathaveyou.

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:51 pm

RBI double for Blanco, puts Braves up 6-0

Sammons pops out to end inning

18 Wheels of Love

April 1st, 2009
1:52 pm

How about Kawakami’s This Name Game is Getting Old

or

Schafer’s Rhyming Game for 5 Year Olds?

or

Chipper’s Lack of Creativity?

cvbraves

April 1st, 2009
1:53 pm

Blanco 2-2…watch out, Jordan, game’s on!

Roman Gal

April 1st, 2009
1:54 pm

What does Blanco think he’s doing?! Doesn’t he know this is Schafer’s job?

DOB, you’d better go down there and tell him so he doesn’t keep trying…

HeywardTheFuture

April 1st, 2009
1:54 pm

Ugh. Stop it Gregor…I wish Bobby would just announce it already.

McFann :Ô:

April 1st, 2009
1:54 pm

Holy cow…five runs! But I hate it when BMac’s ends the rally…

He hasn’t done well against Verlander this Spring.

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:55 pm

Adam Everett reaches on a little dribber in front of plate when Glavine’s throw is high to 1B. Generously ruled a hit.

BravesFanInKy

April 1st, 2009
1:55 pm

DOB: I think the Tigers are April Fooling.

dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !

April 1st, 2009
1:55 pm

McFann – chill, dude is still gonna crush pitchers in the real games

cmac1919

April 1st, 2009
1:56 pm

$50 says Gregor Blanco will be our starting CF come Sunday.

eatPhillie

April 1st, 2009
1:56 pm

dogsbrekky i just pissed on your expensive rug.

you realize braves could go 4-15 again. i will eat a nice sandwich while you choke on a bologna. youre no match, and yyour weak responses wont save the 4th place team hahaijaha

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:56 pm

BravesFanInKy: Their PR guys says unity, we in pressbox say April Fool’s.

Actually, I in pressbox say I don’t give a rat’s rear, at this point.

McFann :Ô:

April 1st, 2009
1:56 pm

OK…make that six runs. I think the scoreboard is rather far behind. What inning is it, please?

toph

April 1st, 2009
1:56 pm

DOB, in your opinion, who will be the starting CF?

Woogidy

April 1st, 2009
1:58 pm

Bobby ALWAYS goes with defense if the bats are close. Schafer wins the job.

BravesFanInKy

April 1st, 2009
1:58 pm

DOB: Having myself been in dozens if not hundreds of press boxes, I certainly know who is right.

Roman Gal

April 1st, 2009
1:58 pm

Hey toph, maybe you should read the blog…

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
1:58 pm

two-run homer by Granderson on 2-1 pitch, long shot to R-C

McFann :Ô:

April 1st, 2009
1:58 pm

Dogsbrekky

You betcha! ‘S cool.

Guess I’m just kinda over Spring Training…getting antsy…

cabravesfan

April 1st, 2009
1:58 pm

you realize braves could go 4-15 again.

And you realize Cole Hamels could blow out his elbow and leave you with…what exactly?

Zachary

April 1st, 2009
1:59 pm

Anyone else sick of Boras talking about Strasburg? He wants $50,000,000 instead of the standard ten million for the top pick. Any 20 year-old who hasn’t worked a day in his life must accept an eight figure contract.

abwright

April 1st, 2009
1:59 pm

How weird is it to have Josh Anderson playing against the Braves so soon after the trade?

Ian Curtis

April 1st, 2009
1:59 pm

Toph: DOB stated in his blog that he believes Schafer will be the starting center fielder.

MattyRoss

April 1st, 2009
1:59 pm

Gotta say, Wren must’ve done a pretty durn good job if exactly zero percent of us are most worried about the rotation, given where we were six months ago…

Roman Gal

April 1st, 2009
2:00 pm

Man, I’m getting snarky…maybe I should go take a nap.

MFin04

April 1st, 2009
2:00 pm

LOL Gregor Blanco…just when everyone counted you out…you go ahead and make the CF decision a battle once again.

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
2:00 pm

Did you all see Leyland’s quote about releasing Sheff?

“It was a gut-wrencher,” said Leyland, who stayed up late thinking about the decision to release a likely Hall of Famer. “It’s not good when you light up two Marlboro’s at the same time at 3 a.m., washing it down with a glass of chocolate milk.

“You know you have a lot on your mind when you do that.”

eatPhillie

April 1st, 2009
2:01 pm

cabraves-a ring

what happened to the “ace” yesterday. i was watching carefully, hes no match for this lineup, grow up and realize what will happen to you

this is no aprils fool, its a *^&^slap reality bravesaholics…kawyuywki what?

Poopy Pants

April 1st, 2009
2:01 pm

DOB, please explain what Dark Star means. You promised a “clear and concise” explanation several days ago but I haven’t heard it yet.

David O'Brien

April 1st, 2009
2:01 pm

Magglio reached on E6, still two outs in inning, Cabrera up. Sharp single to left.

Glavine gets out of inning without further damage

dogsbrekky - UNC rocks !

April 1st, 2009
2:02 pm

Money where the mouth is fillygirl….

I hear they were going to do a “Real Housewives of Philly” but couldnt find any decent women, so they could just do a “Real bush pigs” instead..

Roman Gal

April 1st, 2009
2:03 pm

Hey Poopy Pants, I think you must’ve sat in some mud. Why don’t you go change real quick. I’m sure DOB will have that explanation as soon as your back…

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