1:54 pm April 12, 2009, by David O'Brien
Braves Fan in PA
April 13th, 20098:58 pm
Don’t know if anyone has bought this up but if the Red Sox are out of in late August (I know not likely) and the Braves are contending any chance the Braves get Smoltz for the post season push .
Man the Mets have some butchers in the field at times too. That was a horrible route by Church.
April 13th, 20098:59 pm
Where were you before they tied it up Mets fan in Atlanta?
April 13th, 20099:00 pm
Its flattering to see the Braves ranked #1, but it is misleading given that third game bullpen Chernobyl against the Phillies, and the fact that the Braves swept perhaps the worst team in baseball for the next series.
I’m happy at 5-1 (don’t get me wrong), but the bullpen has gotta settle down (still looked bad in several innings against the Nationals) and the bats have to stay hot.
April 13th, 20099:01 pm
Wow, Murphy dropping an easy catch (and it was easy) and getting blamed – publicly – by Johan, and now Church dropping one too… makes the Braves OF look solid gold. Guess everybody’s got problems, eh?
Anyway, quiet everybody… 24’s coming on.
April 13th, 20099:02 pm
@Salamander, my thoughts exactly. I like them in the top ten. Way too early to say they’re #1.
You guys loved me as my “alias” LOU VALES
sorry to tell you this Lou, but your aliases have all been pretty transparent and nobody on here has ever loved you for/as anything. You’re just a sour, crotchety old geezer who keeps running his mouth way too long. You should keep your original promise dude. Everybody hates a liar.
April 13th, 20099:03 pm
24 – Special Guest – Elisha Cuthbert
5 innings 5 run 8 hits 2 walks and 2 home runs. I think it’s safe to say that Pelfrey got rocked. Especially against a poor Padres lineup.
April 13th, 20099:06 pm
Last I checked the Georgia Bulldgogs won a championship in 2005. The SEC championship which these days is the only one that matters anyway. The Mets havent won anything in a long long time.
April 13th, 20099:08 pm
The Mets are an afterthought gonna be a three team race Braves Marlins and Phillies and edge to Marlins and Braves due to better SP.
mets fan in atlanta
April 13th, 20099:10 pm
Winterville, let’s see, i’m watching the game.Unfortunately I don’t care too much about the conversation everyone was having at the time on the blog, so I didn’t join in. I love it how if i’m making comments on the blog at certain times, then somehow i have lost my right to make a comment of my own.
April 13th, 20099:11 pm
Shane, the only way the Mets are an afterthought in that scenario is if you mean they have won the division by such a large margin that you don’t pay attention to their scores anymore and those three teams are fighting for the wild card.
April 13th, 20099:12 pm
TinBrain-Actually, I’ve responded to your stupidity, inanity and general idiocy three times so far, but the blog has deleted each post. Maybe it’s because the term a$$hole figures so prominently-along with moron. idiot, ignorant redneck, homophobe and a few more which shouldn’t really surprise you-they’ve been used in response to you by numerous bloggers before me.
As for living in Vermont-there are only about 600,000 living in the entire state which puts the odds of not encountering someone like you so much more in my favor.
Glad to see that some fellow Braves fans are hooked on 24 as well. Suffering from nerve agent poisoning Jack Baeur is attempting to save the US from disaster. Speaking of disaster, how about that Mets outfield?
April 13th, 20099:13 pm
24 – Special Guest – Elisha Cuthbert (Smyrna Jim)
eeeh. I’m not that into blonds but I like the girl in CHUCK way better than Cuthbert.
April 13th, 20099:15 pm
Hey MEB – hoping tonights 24 is better than last…way too little Jack Bauer. Hoping they get rid of the annoying 1st daughter..maybe Jack’s daughter will take her out?? Too much to hope for. Not sure who the real villian is this year- Still think Tony may be dark- or the jilted agent Moss. Who knows.
April 13th, 20099:16 pm
The fraustrated union leader Has not a thing in common any longer with anybody he grew up with. (LOU VALES)
Ya know, I could go into a long rant about this, about how he never took a day off, never went on the DL until he was very old, never took his talent for granted, fought for and believed in the union, just like all the folks he was raised with.
Or I could comment on the obvious hypocrisy on your stance on Glavine because you’d be the very kind of fella who’d likely hold it against him if he was like Mike Vick and countless others who keep getting dragged down to the gutter they were raised in because they think they need to “keep it real” with the homies they were raised with.
But, as to your stance on Glavine no longer having anything in common with the folks he grew up with and how those folks may feel about him, I think I’ll just use a scene from an Oscar winning movie script written by two fellas who were raised like Glavine with the same values in the same area of the country:
“FU, you don’t owe it to yourself man, you owe it to me. Cuz tomorrow I’m gonna wake up and I’ll be 50, and I’ll still be doin’ this sh!t. And that’s all right. That’s fine. I mean, you’re sittin’ on a winnin’ lottery ticket. And you’re too much of a woosy to cash it in, and that’s bs. ‘Cause I’d do friggin’ anything to have what you got. So would any of these friggin’ guys. It’d be an insult to us if you’re still here in 20 years. Hangin’ around here is a friggin’ waste of your time. Every day I come by your house and I pick you up. And we go out. We have a few drinks, and a few laughs, and it’s great. But you know what the best part of my day is? For about ten seconds, from when I pull up to the curb and when I get to your door, ’cause I think, maybe I’ll get up there and I’ll knock on the door and you won’t be there. No goodbye. No see you later. No nothing. You just left. I don’t know much, but I know that.”
April 13th, 20099:18 pm
mets fan in atlanta, why do you post here? no one wants to talk about the damn mets.
The girl on Chuck is amazing.
April 13th, 20099:19 pm
Josh, funny, there were comments on the Mets game before i ever posted
Sorry Mets fan in Atlanta, I just found it funny that you showed up as soon as the score was tied. It’s not that I was surprised. Just sorta funny that you had no interest in the topics before hand but had no problem letting us know that the tide had turned for your crappy team.
April 13th, 20099:22 pm
nolie – I completely agree – the end of Chuck was great tonight when Ms. Strahovski told Chuck what was going on.
April 13th, 20099:23 pm
Josh, come on. Be respectful, please.
MetsfaninAtlanta-So far this season, Pelfrey and Perez have pitched 13.1 innings, given up four Home Runs and 17 ER and you’re not concerned? Guess you’re just used to it by now.
April 13th, 20099:24 pm
Don’t ruin Chuck for me! I haven’t seen it yet. My roommate is a tool, so I have to watch it tomorrow.
See you forgot i blogged almost the entire game on Friday night, and the Mets were behind pretty much the entire game, and i was posting on their faults. And I even gave props to Lowe getting out of that bases loaded, one-out jam.
April 13th, 20099:27 pm
However i don’t give props to this Mets offense, who just left the bases loaded for the 43rd time in 7 games (or seems like it anyways)…
Pelf will be fine, and Oliver Perez won’t be that bad again…I hope anyway, hopefully he’ll feel a little more pumped tomorrow.
Kurdt – that’s why I was not specific. Also, nolie, my reason for mentioning Elisha is that it means that perhaps (SHOCKING SPOILER ALERT) maybe Jack won’t die.
April 13th, 20099:28 pm
That girl on Chuck is just smoking hot
April 13th, 20099:30 pm
I assume it was good tonight, Jim. This season has been terrific.
April 13th, 20099:31 pm
The whole storyline and plot for Chuck is amazing. You really feel a connection between Chuck and his girl.
Can we please not post 24 spoilers for those of us that have not seen it yet???
Andruw Jones batting .571? Hmm pretty darn good.
or Chuck for that matter?
April 13th, 20099:33 pm
The Mets and Phillies just dont have great starting pitching. Most important quality in a baseball team is great starting pitching. Ask the Braves, the big bats sometimes go quiet in the playoffs and you need great pitching.
April 13th, 20099:34 pm
Pitching wins championships…
April 13th, 20099:35 pm
Andruw is batting .571! Actually, he’s only 4/7 with 2 singles and 2 doubles. Sample size, people.
April 13th, 20099:41 pm
cabravesfan – sorry – I just posted a name in the cast list at the start of the show, and I was only speculating on the tiny possibility that Jack won’t die. I will say that it’s an excellent episode. And there was no spoiler about Chuck, except we’re all fans of Sarah. I am very sensitive because I end up recording most shows and watching a day or two later.
sample size or not that’s more than he hit for like the whole month of August last year
April 13th, 20099:44 pm
You can have a few studs in the rotation and still not be very good. Look at the Hudson and Smoltz the season previous to last…..It’s the same theory that won 14 in a row. It’s about having depth on the mound. Not about great hitting. But about having starting pitching that is really good at the top, and solid at the back.
Haha, you can probably add May, June, July and September to that too, bravos2249.
April 13th, 20099:45 pm
Lew, good point at 9:23… the Mets should be worried about their pitching and as far as I’m concerned, the “team to beat in the NL east” shouldn’t have this much trouble with the Pads.
Now Lew, those were hurtful words you blasted me with. You wouldn’t say such awful things to a guy like me in person, would you? Sure you wouldn’t because I’m a really giving and very unselfish person. Probably too unselfish, just like my mom. People kinda run over us, but lets all just put the past in the past, and root for our guys on the field.
April 13th, 20099:47 pm
That Predicted Winner Percentage do-hicky on MLB Gamecast is the greatest thing ever. EVER.
Alright! Putz’s three-ball count just ticked it up to 76% SDP! He walked him. 77%! I barely have to think at all!
Just read about Mark Fidrych. If you are to young to have seen “The Bird”, you missed quite a show. For some insight see the attached article and 1985 interview. RIP.
April 13th, 20099:48 pm
No worries:) I record everything so I am always behind- but obviously tonights 24 has not aired out here yet
April 13th, 20099:53 pm
I like Eckstein so much, I’d trade Kelly for him. You can never have too many pro’s on your team! Kiddin, KJ is gonna have a big year, I believe.
April 13th, 20099:57 pm
Giles let his eyes drift too far apart on that one.
April 13th, 20099:58 pm
Aw, man, I hate jelly beans…they’re bad…very bad…
I couldn’t stop eating them…
April 13th, 200910:06 pm
That girl on Chuck is just smoking hot (Braveheart)
according to Chickipedia.com she is an Aussie. 5′9″ 34-24-34 and likes hiking and rock-climbing. Might be too athletic for this old f@rt to keep up with anymore, but one can dream, huh?
jbutler… you must be clairvoyant. A big rat still on the loose and Jack near death, how will the government ever get by. Of course Agent Walker (Annie Wersching) could even make nerve agent poisoning feel pretty good.
Don’t think Jack Baeur or Chuck Norris could help this Mets outfield.
April 13th, 200910:07 pm
or Chuck for that matter? (CBF)
I haven’t seen any spoilers
18 Wheels of Love
April 13th, 200910:08 pm
Mets pitcher falling down….it’s funny because it happened to someone else.
April 13th, 200910:09 pm
MEB, Chuck Norris would only play for Texas
April 13th, 200910:13 pm
MetsfaninAtlanta, go watch the game – Mutts need all the help they can get.
April 13th, 200910:14 pm
Shane, National Championships(the kind you get big old crystal footballs for) are the ones that count!!! By the way, nobody here hates Old Baldy and if anyone did more than intimate he would be a Brave forever it was old Smoltzie.”And just in passing, I would say it was obvious that the Archbishop, Marie Antoinette, Alexander Hamilton were meant to be clear. It was the butt kissers that are the most fun to impersonate. I will do one of my old favorites in the next couple of days and officially retire him OR her.
April 13th, 200910:18 pm
Chuck Norris cowers before Tommy Hanson. The heat from a passing Hanson fastball has been known to bend the curvature of time and space.
On this blog, at least.
April 13th, 200910:20 pm
I thought David Wright was going to blow a gasket laughing at Pelfry.
April 13th, 200910:22 pm
Good for you, I’m glad your superior intellect will throw us peasants an ol’ bone as you morph into one of your little trolls. You clearly are superior being able to type a different name into the name box. Holy sh-t, I’m blinded by your divine sunbeams pummeling me with short wave radiation – growing multiple, wondrous tumors throughout my body. I should come over to your place and clean your floors and wash your windows before my head explodes from contemplating your sheer brilliance – you are that friggin awesome.
April 13th, 200910:23 pm
SD wins! Mets Suck!
April 13th, 200910:24 pm
Opening Night at CitiField. L
I would say it was obvious that the Archbishop, Marie Antoinette, Alexander Hamilton were meant to be clear. It was the butt kissers that are the most fun to impersonate. I will do one of my old favorites in the next couple of days and officially retire him OR her. (LouVales)
what’s the point of all that Lou? Are you that desperate for something to amuse yourself with? Can’t say that I get it.
Wow, I just dragged myself out of the old 1040 form and saw that Harry Kallas and Mark Fidrych died today. Just wow. Sure it’s been discussed here but both those guys were true originals and will be missed. I posted a link to an article about Nick Adenhart yesterday with a quote that was chilling, but one we would all do well to remember:
“If I’d known I was on a pitch count, I would’ve thrown better ones.”
RIP Harry and Mark.
April 13th, 200910:25 pm
SoWeGa Fanatic, I had taken your advice, but it wasn’t enough. After those bases were left loaded, they didn’t do diddly squat after that. Frustrating.
Nice to see the Mets lose the opener of their new park
April 13th, 200910:27 pm
one of my baseball “pet oeeves” has got to be those pitchers who point up in the air when there is a pop-up. c’mon, like all the fielders in the team didnt see the ball pop up and know exactly where it is…if i was a fielder, and the pitcher pointed in the air at a pop-up, id be insulted.
just once i want to see a reliever give up a home run, and the outfielder stand at the wall, turn around to look at the pitcher, and point at the over the fence at some guy showing his buddies a new souvenier.
Hey, I can do it too!
Not Really Lou Vales
April 13th, 200910:29 pm
Actually DAP they baseball players are taught to do that in little league. They also scream “up” when it is hit
April 13th, 200910:30 pm
Bow down before my superior intellect you minions…
April 13th, 200910:31 pm
I record the entire season of 24 and then watch it all in a marathon of sorts the weekend before the season finale. Its so much better that way if you can avoid spoilers.
and whoever else wants to throw their opinions to this question/scenario:
This is looking ahead a bit, but they interviewed Tim Hudson before the game yesterday and he said he’s on pace to be back this season, I’m guessing around August. When he comes back, what do the Braves do? They’ll have at that time a rotation of Lowe, Jurrjens, Vasquez, Kawakami, and Glavine or Hanson. One of those people will have to be bumped to make room for Huddy, and it will most likely be after the trade deadline when he comes back. I know there are two things to consider, one being that you don’t want to rush him back, and when he is activated they’ll be very careful with how much they let him pitch. And two is what’s going on with Glavine, if he’s healthy and pitching well, or if he’s out and Hanson is up or Jo-Jo Reyes is still here.
April 13th, 200910:32 pm
I will unleash my superior alpha waves…
April 13th, 200910:33 pm
Good luck with your taxes, f.n. hale. I beat the rush and mailed mine today.
Loo Veils are used to provide privacy on those occasions when privacy is most needed.
April 13th, 200910:35 pm
In many countries, I get slapped.
April 13th, 200910:37 pm
Nick Swisher, yes, Nick Swisher now pitching for the Yankees.
If Glavine is out, I bet Jo Jo comes up and wins. That will make things interesting.
This is what happens when Lew fails to convince some dude that he’s right.
April 13th, 200910:38 pm
I smell tuna…
April 13th, 200910:39 pm
my superior alpha waves are being co-oped by the legions…
Crap, stocks are up.
April 13th, 200910:42 pm
I think, therefor I am… if I think, and don’t publicly proclaim so, am I still am?
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
Don’t look now, but Druw may be finding his stroke…
And Miguel Olivo is trying to take his place…11 Ks in 17 ABs for the Ruthian catcher!!
April 13th, 200910:45 pm
Swisher actually had the cleanest inning of any Yankee pitcher tonight. Pretty sad.
April 13th, 200910:47 pm
Reason Moises was let loose in favor of Gary Sheffield.
April 13th, 200910:48 pm
I like fudgecycles… can my superior alpha waves be used in such a manner as to improve upon them? would the unwashed minions appreciate my contributions to such an awe inspriing endeavour or would they continue to forsake me?
April 13th, 200910:49 pm
Thanks RHR, but I’m afraid luck doesn’t have anything to do with it. Life is just way too short to go through this for a month every year. Maybe if I did a better job of record keeping it wouldn’t be that way.
Looking forward to seeing JoJo this weekend. Hopefully he’s found his stuff and will stick if Glav doesn’t come back or giving us another good option if he does.
April 13th, 200910:50 pm
surprise, surprise – Milton Bradley is already missing games.
April 13th, 200910:52 pm
Milton Bradley is already missing games -Salamander
No pun intended?
April 13th, 200910:54 pm
Surely, surely someone will return to the blog who wants to talk baseball….. I promise I won’t even trot out any more Tommy Hanson-as-Chuck Norris quips. That was one leaden trial ballon!
April 13th, 200910:58 pm
Does anyone else miss Skip Caray as much as I do? It’s really starting to sink in. Skip and Pete were like grandfathers to me. I was born in 1983, so they are all I’ve ever really known. I guess since there isn’t a game tonight, the boredom gave me time to really reflect on their absence.
Yeah, Swisher even struck out a batter. At least he threw strikes… Hmmm… maybe the braves should look into getting Swisher and if the pen starts to struggle we have a back-up… alright, maybe that’s a little too far. I think we should stay away from swisher even though he has had a pretty good start.
April 13th, 200911:00 pm
Man, Randy Johnson is 0-2 with an 11.42 ERA and has struck out 12 batters in less than 9 innings. Weird.
April 13th, 200911:02 pm
Ha! No pun intended, but that works as well.
Also, I’m wondering how many games Washington will lose before their first win. 2 more against the Phillies, then 3 at home vs. the Marlins, then 3 at home vs. the Braves… Hopefully they win the next 5, then go back to their losing ways.
April 13th, 200911:06 pm
Braveheart, nice 9:16.
How do you like them apples?
April 13th, 200911:07 pm
Nats will win some games. They just need somebody (or some group of somebodies) to give up less than 5 runs once in a while. It’ll happen. Just hope it’s not against the Braves.
April 13th, 200911:08 pm
JDH GT, I’m missing Skip and Pete a ton too.
April 13th, 200911:11 pm
andruw with his first american league homer tonight , now batting 625, maybe a 500 k contract would have been ok
Milton Bradley has the same injury as Ross though…and it’s not like Anderson is starting….
I heard one of our announcer say Escobar would have a breakout season but truly I think Kelly may have one, while his seasons have not been bad they surely haven’t been consistent and I think this is the year he does it.
IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA
C. Wang (L, 0-2) 1.0 6 8 8 3 1 0 28.93
J. Albaladejo 3.0 5 3 3 1 2 2 4.26
E. Ramirez 2.0 4 1 1 1 3 1 2.70
P. Coke 1.0 1 3 0 2 0 0 9.82
N. Swisher 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
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