1:54 pm April 12, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 12th, 20095:11 pm
Lefty chokes a lot. He just isnt clutch. And I was asking a question about the Masters if he had won it. It wasnt a statement of fact, it was a question.
April 12th, 20095:14 pm
I think we should give Eric O’Flaherty’s the official nickname “O’Flatulence.”
Sorry you feel that way, brvs1fan.
I was preparing a detailed post but now just deleted it.
April 12th, 20095:16 pm
Glavine’s first start is
April 12th, 20095:17 pm
Glavine’s first start is penciled in to be the 19th? That’s regular rest for Hanson.
keylargo, thanks for the info on the Directv coverage. That’s good stuff.
April 12th, 20095:19 pm
(that’s not original, btw)
April 12th, 20095:20 pm
Any looming changes coming in the bullpen? Or are we going to wait it out to see if the Marlins can destroy the pen?
April 12th, 20095:22 pm
Bobby the Pirate, I’m sure the “cause” will be included when the movie comes out.
cheld, we need a starter for the 18th. Jo-Jo Reyes made a start on the 10th. I imagine he throws 2 innings on the 15th and they let Medlen make a long appearance then Reyes rests for 2 days before making Glavine’s start on the 18th.
I like red, too. Those uniforms ain’t red.
If you turn the red all the way down on your color control, put on dark sunglasses, open your front door and go out look at the tv from about your mailbox, closing your eyes, the color that’s still left coming through off of those jerseys: that’s red.
Those uni’s are so bright, the sun said “Damn.”
The Russians think we’re testing a new weapon on some Sundays.
The friendly aliens that were about to land and show us the way to world peace; they squinted and went back home.
They tried to make that into a crayon and burnt down the Crayola factory.
Obama thinks those uni’s might be the key to oil-free energy.
Satan called the uniforms “overstated.”
That big flaming eye in Lord of the Rings saw one of those jerseys and proposed marriage to it.
Okay… that’s enough…
Boobby the Pirate, take a long walk off a short plank
April 12th, 20095:24 pm
Haha, Bubdylan. You’re pretty much right.
April 12th, 20095:25 pm
Saw Jeff’s first triple earlier today (didn’t see much else with all the fam around), and that is EXACTLY the approach he needs to have at the plate. If he does that (or gets into a habit of attempting it), he will knock in 120 runs this year.
From what I saw early, JJJ was pretty good early, yet the box score dictates that he lost it at some point.
Either way 5-1 is a VERY nice start to this season.
Bring on Tommy Hanson, and lets get this party started.
When Morons Collide . . .
TnBrian (2:38 pm): ”SHOW THE BUNNY GIRL”
Jeff321 (2:40 pm): ”TnBrian; The bunny girl looked like a skank, unless that’s your style.”
TnBrian (2:44 pm): ” Jeff, my TV is old so I only saw some of her. Everyone looks like a midget ever since I dropped the tv down the stairs.”
Jeff321 (2:48 pm): ” TnBrian I feel your pain. I’m currently using a 21″ monitor hooked up to a second computer for a television. Btw, by “skank” I just meant how she was dressed — not anything else.”
TnBrian (3:09 pm): ” Jeff, I have a pretty old pioneer 53″ or whatever it is, which it’s a nice tv, but there’s at least 2/3 inches of black on the bottom of the screen…people look like midgets.”
Bubdylan, are you trying to say the unis are bright?
April 12th, 20095:26 pm
Funny stuff, Bub.
April 12th, 20095:28 pm
Next weeks series against the Marlins will have the two teams with the best record in baseball.
That Tiger Woods is a choker, huh? If he played for the Braves we’d be ready to send him down.
April 12th, 20095:29 pm
I have one of the red shirts in my closet, saves electricity as I don’t need to switch the light on to select a shirt.
April 12th, 20095:30 pm
Bobby the Pirate – Ok, dude; and Bush knew about the 911 attacks and Osama bin Laden was colluding with the republicans. If your going to wage a war for a cause, fight for the cause not the cash. I’m certain the media would cover the story if it was indeed accurate. C’mon man, anything not “green” is more than newsworthy today. Love your country bro. Seriously, too much has been sacrificed and too much good has come from it…. i.e. the computer/electricity/internet/baseball you are enjoying now.
April 12th, 20095:31 pm
hey DOB can you pass the Link of that Schafer story you said on the blog.
April 12th, 20095:32 pm
The best thing about this week is that we beat two team that beat the crap out of us last year. Message sent!
April 12th, 20095:33 pm
Usually, even a bad shot by Tiger does not resemble something I would do. But I know how it is to hit a tree smack dab in the middle.
f.n.hale, once I mentioned “Braves”, Tiger fell apart. Maybe I can work this into the upcoming Marlin series.
April 12th, 20095:35 pm
DOB – How’s Huddy doing in rehab?
April 12th, 20095:36 pm
Man, after 4 amazing holes, Tiger is starting to look like a regular weekend hacker finishing 17 & 18.
April 12th, 20095:37 pm
April 12th, 20095:41 pm
Erod, don’t know what Schafer story your’re referring to….
Bubdylan, hilarious at 5:22 p.m….
Wayne, don’t feel for me — I’m off tomorrow, so I won’t be analyzing Glavine situation. Carroll can handle that once we get an update.
April 12th, 20095:42 pm
Where am I?
chip off the ol block
wow what a show put on by Tiger, and Phil, sad to see them not finish it off
April 12th, 20095:43 pm
“But I know how it is to hit a tree smack dab in the middle.” – Smyrna Jim
Me too, Jim. But I usually don’t come within about 2 inches of parring the hole after doing so, LOL.
April 12th, 20095:44 pm
O’Hawke, some pretty weird stuff today, but I was thinking it might be the RED unis.
April 12th, 20095:45 pm
DOB hatin’ on the red jerseys again…Nothing wrong with them. Great alternative home uniform look for the Braves (I have to say that, I’ve got one!)
I have to say I’m not a fan of the dark blue away jerseys…but as long as they win it doesn’t matter. Last year there was a theory with the road unies and a jinx of some sort, where they were trying different caps to wear.
I take away, the Nationals maybe the worst team in MLB…again. Braves should beat up on them this year and reverse that horrible 6-12 mark from a year before. Braves should go 14-4 against the Nats, or there abouts, b/c there won’t be any other “gimmies” in the division.
Those wishing for the Marlins to be “brought on” Tuesday…be careful what you wish for. Marlins look like the best all around team in the division at this point. Their lineup is firing on all cylinders right now…but the Braves do get lucky (as far as the starters they are going to face in the 3 game set).
If the Braves manage to sweep the Marlins, that will be impressive (considering how well both teams are playing right now)
Meanwhile…Phillies fans should be worried about their starting pitching. Very worried. Mets fans should be worried about their starters not named Santana.
Looks like Braves and Marlins have the best all around starting rotations in this division…which logically means…if they stay healthy, they could be the 2 top teams as well!. It all goes back to starting pitching and team health.
Meanwhile, I’m looking like a genious in my fantasy baseball league for picking up Jordan Schafer before the season started! Don’t let me down Jordan:)
April 12th, 20095:53 pm
Yeah, those red jerseys are little too Midtown for me, not that there’s anything wrong with that
April 12th, 20095:55 pm
Liked the red jersey look since we won. Feels like the early 90’s again instead of the late 80’s. GO BRAVES. Amazing what solid starting pitching can do for a club.
April 12th, 20096:04 pm
mets fan in atlanta, where are you? we haven’t heard from you in a while…how did the Mets do today?
Rob from SC
April 12th, 20096:05 pm
Fantastic outing for Charlie Mortin. Since it appears that there is no room in the rotation. He has the type of power arm that woul look greaqt coming out of the pen.
April 12th, 20096:07 pm
Oh hey DOB I meant to ask this on the 1st page but got wrapped up in the game and stuff…
Forgive me if this is a dumb question that everyone else knows the answer to (and if someone else does, feel free to answer) Where is that picture from of an article titled “On Top of the World” you have up with Schafer’s picture on the blog today? I thought it might be an article about him but I googled and can find no such thing and I can’t enlarge your pic big enough to read the text.
April 12th, 20096:08 pm
In the end,
it will not matter,
with Bobby Cox,
as our manager!
1-14 career record in the last of the postseason. That’s a .067 winning percentage with ony Tom Glavine’s one hitter in game 6 of the 1995 World Series preventing a Bobby Cox managed team from watching their opponent celebrate on the mound all 15 opportunities afforded him by his GM, scouting department, and minor league development. Bobby Cox is the worst in-game decision making manager in post season history.
In the end it will not matter!
Once again, bubdylan goes for the win.
April 12th, 20096:10 pm
Correction: 1-14 career record in the last GAME of the postseason (including his one postseason last game loss with Toronto).
It seems like in recent years the Marlins get off to a hot start, then fade as the lack of depth past the regulars, and the lack of experience of a young team, starts to catch up with them by the All-Star Break.
Speaking of hot starts – Josh Johnson (who out dueled Santana today) so far this season:
2 starts: 2-0,15.2 IP, 15 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER (12 hits though), for a 0.83 WHIP and a 0.57 ERA.
Lucky for us, the Braves won’t see him when the Marlins’ visit Atlanta next week.
April 12th, 20096:11 pm
Great shot, Kenny Perry!
April 12th, 20096:13 pm
Hey Dave –
I know it’s far to early to know anything official and you said Carol would work on it tomorrow – am I asking for your pure speculation here -
What are the chances Hanson makes a start next weekend in Pittsburgh? I am curious because I’ve got dugout seats at PNC for both the Sat and Sunday game (got a friend in Pittsburgh and flights are cheap right now out of ATL) I’m trying to decide how excited to let myself be.
Is it 4:20 yet?
April 12th, 20096:14 pm
The Masters! Appropriately named, this is friggin’ awesome!
April 12th, 20096:16 pm
Other than the pen, I’m thinking our weakest links are backup at 1st and centerfield. If it plays out that way we’re not looking too shabby, ’cause I still believe the pen will straighten itself out. Don’t know enough about O’Flaherty yet but if Boyer doesn’t get his mind right that may be the only weak link.
DOB, for a guy with no time to crunch numbers you did a pretty good job of crunching numbers. Good job as usual.
April 12th, 20096:17 pm
Crap. Filthies take the lead 7-5 in the 9th.
April 12th, 20096:19 pm
April 12th, 20096:20 pm
We will see Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad, and Andrew Miller this coming week. Pretty good break when you don’t have to face Nolasco or a red-hot Josh Johnson.
Much as I like watching Tiger do his thing, I like seeing a guy like Perry (and Campbell) hang tight when the pressure is on.
Steve from OH
April 12th, 20096:21 pm
Cole Rohrbough threw 5 innings of one run ball (6K, 1BB) for Myrtle today.
Morton struck out 12 in six innings (1ER).
Randall Delgado has struck out 4 in three innings (1 ER/2BB).
Last night, JJ Hoover struck out 9 in 4 1/3 scoreless for Rome.
I am pumped about our pitching depth in the minors.
Listen up people!!
Tommy Hansen is NOT coming to Atlanta anytime soon!
We have far too much pitching depth to stunt his growth, so stop the Hanson “makin’ the show” pipe dream. It will be after the All-Star break.
April 12th, 20096:22 pm
April 12th, 20096:24 pm
Heck of a pitching match going on out in Oakland…
Cahill no hit the M’s into the 7th while Bedard is going for the complete game….
April 12th, 20096:25 pm
Steve from OH, where do you find the minor league stats?
April 12th, 20096:27 pm
I swear the traffic in midtown is worse than anywhere else in Atlanta except maybe Marietta and the chumps stuck on 285 going to Conyers… So I guess – yeah, Midtown has the worst ATLANTA traffic because those other places are essentially bumfu-k.
Of course the traffic situation doesn’t really apply to the discussion of red Sunday uniforms and the stereotypes pervading most bloggers’ minds regarding the demographics of Midtown, but it is my 2-cents on Midtown.
April 12th, 20096:28 pm
Just go to each teams individual website and they post the box for each game (romebraves.com, myrtlebeachpelicans.com, etc.)
Giggidy, it may very well be before the all-star break. But consider June 1 the earliest day we’ll consider bringing Hanson up.
April 12th, 20096:29 pm
No matter the final outcome of the Masters, it’s been beautiful to see two of the best at their craft come out of the locker room with bad intentions and screw-the-deficit gunslinging. Just a wee bit entertaining. That they weren’t able to finish the gunfight means little, next to the attempt.
My brother and I started laughing at 2, at a comment one of us made that Phil would find, somewhere in the round, a shot that he probably wouldn’t try at the Toledo Open, much less the Masters, and would think to himself, “Well, what the heck, I’ve never tried that shot before, let’s give it a try. It’s just Sunday at the Masters.” That was before the blistered the sucker for a front-nine 30, of course. We shut up for a while after that.
April 12th, 20096:31 pm
Agreed, but June 1 would be the absolute earliest I think it needs to be considered.
April 12th, 20096:34 pm
thanks, Steve, and thanks for the updates.
April 12th, 20096:36 pm
Any experts on here that can shed any light on appealing the fourth out of an inning. Dodgers scored a second inning run when Arizona failed to appeal a runner scoring from third who did not tag up. With one out and runners on second and third the batter line back to the pitcher who threw to the second baseman who taged out the runner off second. He did not step on the bag. The runner from third chugged accross home and the D-Backs left the field. The ever cerebral Rick Monday popped out of the dugout and sited rule book 7.0 something and the run counted. Something about only the pitcher and infielders being able to appeal the Fourth Out prior to leaving the field! Sports Center at eleven!
April 12th, 20096:46 pm
3 way playoff
April 12th, 20096:52 pm
I’m taking Kenny Perry!
April 12th, 20097:03 pm
Wow…three-way playoff becomes three-way chokefest. Are we sure these guys don’t play for the Mets?
To hell with it! Nobody wants to win!
April 12th, 20097:05 pm
Kenny will hole this!
April 12th, 20097:06 pm
Happy Easter everyone.
Nice to have a Braves sweep as well.
DOB: I agree 100%. Red jerseys = not good.
Don’t like the blue ones either. But I love the blue hat. Perfect road cap, kinda like the Cubs with unique home and road caps. Can’t stand the “Angels In The Outfield” style Sunday-Red-Jersey cap… the one with the tomahawk in it. Bad deal there too. Think it should stay with the nice script capital “A.”
Agreed as well on the moving of Schafer. I love what this guy is doing. More than I could have imagined. But at the same time, I have to keep myself sober and realize that once the scouting report is out, Schafer will appear to “struggle.” How well he adjusts to this come late May or June, will determine how good he will be overall. But this hot start doesn’t hurt. Keep him where he is. I like the constant threat throughout the lineup.
April 12th, 20097:07 pm
Couple of absolute nerve-racking putts coming up…
April 12th, 20097:08 pm
April 12th, 20097:09 pm
I’m thinking that Jo-Jo or Charlie Morton is more likely to get the call than Hanson, at this point. They’d have to skip Hanson’s next turn (since he pitched Thursday), have him go more than a week between starts, and add him to the 40-man roster.
April 12th, 20097:10 pm
Chad Campbell should be around for awhile!
Just not today!
April 12th, 20097:11 pm
Salamander, traffic isn’t a big issue when all you have to do is drive from Midtown to the ballpark at about 1 or 2 p.m., then home at 11 p.m. or later.
Makes a little more sense than driving a half-hour or more from the ‘burbs, if you don’t have kids and all that.
April 12th, 20097:15 pm
Nice DOB, tell ‘em!
Traffis is great for me as well, at 5:00am to work and 8:00pm from work Mon-Sat!
I’m sorry Chad missed that putt (and it has nothing to do with keeping his wife on camera – mell, maybe not).
April 12th, 20097:16 pm
Kenny looks to be toast.
April 12th, 20097:18 pm
Hey guys…do you know what’s the best way to buy some tickets???.. im planning to go to Citi Field in our first away series againts the Mets…soo online or idk….personally??.. please help..1st timer here ;p
Smyrna Not Jim
April 12th, 20097:20 pm
What kind of idiot types mell when he means well?
April 12th, 20097:21 pm
Edward – http://www.stubhub.com always works for me
April 12th, 20097:22 pm
Edward – unless you have too much money, ask for obstructed view seats. No, online should be okay (theoretically).
April 12th, 20097:23 pm
Congrats, Angel! (I have to admit, I thought he was gone on the first playoff hole).
April 12th, 20097:25 pm
Wait…what? Did it take Kenny two chips to get on the green or did I just miss a putt?
I don’t know Mr. Jim. My first thought was that you had the keyboard upside down. However, we can throw that theory out. The rest of the letters are fine. It’s very puzzling, indeed.
Sorry, the last two posts were from me, not that other guy.
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Smyrna – well the M and W keys are pretty close together
Felt like, all along JoJo would be the first called but his first start didn’t go well. Anybody know details? I mean, stats aren’t good but how’d he look otherwise?
April 12th, 20097:26 pm
I was hoping Kenny would pull it out for my age bracket, but Cabrera looks older then me (at least I’d like to think so).
April 12th, 20097:27 pm
My guy won the tournament. Congrats to Angel Cabrera.
April 12th, 20097:29 pm
Where’s Anders and his pithy (oops did I just lisp?) comments? Seems like every time things are going well for the Braves and/or poorly for the Mets that he is too busy with all those important clients of his to continue his dialog with this board. Not that I’m complaining mind you.TROLL!
I’m sorry – maybe it’s the gin/tonic followed by the wine. (Or maybe I did turn the keyboard upside down).
April 12th, 20097:30 pm
Yeah, spotts, reminds me of an old Casey Stengel line. “When I miss ‘em, I really miss ‘em.
Anders isn’t a troll. I find him pretty clever and entertaining.
April 12th, 20097:35 pm
I’d like to see the old baby blue and white uniforms worn on Sundays myself.
Oh, I’d live in Midtown over the suburbs in a heartbeat given the shorter commute to work, etc (currently live in Reynold’s Town, which is in between Little Five and East Atlanta for those who don’t know). I think I’ve just had terrible luck with Midtown – been stuck on Munroe around Ansley Mall at about 4pm on a Friday a few too many times.
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