2:06 pm April 15, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 15th, 200911:14 pm
Wow you guys are killing me with the Boyer comments, the one about having circus music play when he warms up made me laugh out loud. Anyway ya’ll should have kept Tavarez, seriously.
Our bullpen and team in general seems to play much better with a lead. It reminds me of last year, the longer we stay tied or behind, the more it feels like we’re gonna lose. I was happy to see them tie it tonight but sure enough, it all fell apart the longer we waited. I think we’ll get over it, we just need to play with more leads.
Chop Chop, I’m sorry but this is baseball, 162 games and it’s just not realistic to write people off this early.
We all have high expectations but that’s no excuse for being knee-jerk, or singling out 1-2 players as “the problem” while giving others a pass.
April 15th, 200911:15 pm
I can only imagine how difficult it is to keep your media credentials and tip toe around the questions about the bullpen. Watching Bobby’s reactions in the game… he knows they are awful but he just keeps hoping they will perform better the next night. This is becoming in the 2nd week the Francouer situation from last year. 300lb elephant in the room. I love that these guys all cover for each other but this is a continuing miserable thing. Gas on the fire night in and night out for the last several non playoff seasons. They might have to make some roster moves very shortly and send some of these guys back down to Mississippi where they can learn and rebuild confidence on thier own time.
Im not worried about Moylan either…Im not even worried about Boyer. Moylan will be fine…Boyer will be released…enough said.
April 15th, 200911:16 pm
No no no, don’t hold back anybody. Your expert opinions are extremely valuable to the Braves, who are obviously idiots for not hammering on the panic button in mid-April.
April 15th, 200911:18 pm
Boyer was actually pretty solid in spring training. I was really hoping he would turn it around this year and throw strikes and be solid. It’s not looking too good for him.
April 15th, 200911:20 pm
Salamander, he puts out a bunch of big-box-office tripe most of the time these days, but Cage used to make some damn fine movies.
Here’s some I can think of, besides obviously the terrific Raising Arizona:
Leaving Las Vegas
Face Off (silly, but pretty cool)
Red Rock West
Wild at Heart
Probably too much seratonin from that adrenaline rush he has coming in from the pen. Maybe a little lobotomy…..
Legend of Len Barker
I’m not going to say that Chipper doesn’t play through pain, but dadgummit that boy is injured way too much. Every single game, the announcers tell me that Chipper is hurt, Chipper may be available for pinch hitting duty, or Chipper is out for a few more days. Even when he is playing, there is seemingly always something wrong with him.
He’s beginning to be an albatross. When he is available, his numbers are good but to me it doesn’t justify all that he messes up by being hurt. He rarely goes on the disabled list, so we’re constantly short a body.
Perhaps he should just sit out an entire year and possibly drop about 15 pounds (weight might be a factor in his frequent hamstring injuries). I’m tired of the Braves having to revolve around him and his maladies.
April 15th, 200911:21 pm
Oh, and Peggy Sue Got Married was good, too.
Now, about Boyer’s appearance tonight….
April 15th, 200911:25 pm
Last year when after about the 7th or 8th one run loss I and others said, “this is a pattern this isn’t just some anomaly”, “oh no” they said, “it’s too early to be a pattern” and what did the streak go to? I forget, something like 25 games?
With the advantage of hindsight anyone looks like a genius. Lots of people were worried about the 1-run losses early last year. You were not the brilliant soothsayer that pieced the dark cloud of confusion that was baffling the rest of us.
You think our bullpen has issues? No sh-t? If you had been reading this blog since ST, you’d realize that most of us had concerns going into the season, but chances are you’d rather just rely on hindsight some more, and comeback in two weeks and tell us you are on a quest to rid us of our naive, bullpen-lovin’ ways.
I need my rest, and I’m not asking any human being–Well, Al Pacino–for an autograph.
I always get a kick out of the “It’s a marathon, not a sprint” crowd. Of course that is true, BUT have you ever noticed how SO MANy races are decided by about 5 games when all is said and done, and those games you should not have lost in April–still count in September.
The Braves are–and I hate this expression–”Are not going away” however, it’s just the fact of how good they are that makes it NEVER too early. Because they all count.
AND I guarantee, there will be at least 2 pretty good teams that are buried by June 1 according to EVERYTHING that has ever happened since 1969.
I think I’ll wear the Florida sweater under the Utah sweater.
PS__Chip Caray is horrific.
Giid night all. I like this new, nicer Lou. I’m sick of the agent provacateur crap.
April 15th, 200911:26 pm
I recorded the game on DVR tonight, but I will not watch it.. When I got home I saw that score was 10-4 and that the Braves bullpen fell apart again.. For some reason I knew that Boyer played a leading role in that breakdown, and after reading this blog, I was exactly right.. I really hope the Braves release that fool soon.. The guy is horrible and has no place in our bullpen.. Hopefully we can salvage the final game in this series and be able to give the Marlins their 2nd loss of the season.. Were we facing crappy pitchers in the series with Philadelphia and Washington, or are our bats just going limp now?
April 15th, 200911:27 pm
DOB, any reason the blog “eats” random posts (not to be confused wth “posts by random”)??
April 15th, 200911:28 pm
‘pierced’ not pieced in that rant on Monty…
Wow, to be honest – other than ‘Face off,’ I haven’t seen any of those movies DOB. I’ll have to check some of those out.
Did you enjoy NIC CAGE in “RACING WITH THE MOON?”
testing braves fan
testing one more time testing Braves Bravos
Cages best two movies were The Rock…Top 10 film of all time…..and Con Air…both amazing movies….great plots.
April 15th, 200911:29 pm
Is the radio guy Jim Powell not the worse in baseball. That SOB is boring. You can’t tell if someone just fell over dead with a heart attack or if someone just hit a gran smam to win the 7th game of the world series. That guy is pathetic.
It doesn’t eat them. Just keep refreshing the page. Sometimes (especially late at night) it can take up to 20-30 minutes to update the blog. Sometimes no delay at all – go figure.
April 15th, 200911:31 pm
With the advantage of hindsight anyone looks like a genius
So very true Salamander
April 15th, 200911:32 pm
Nope. It eats them. I’ve had AT LEAST 20 posts in the past week that NEVER have shown up. No matter how many times I refresh.
Also, how come the posts that actually show up, are the ones when I ask what the deal with the blog is?
Like this one. I’m sure since I’m griping about it NOT showing up. This one will.
April 15th, 200911:33 pm
See!!! Now I want to stay up and post on the BEST baseball blog in America.
Can ANY(if there is one) Marlins fan tell me why Fredo(reminds me of Fredo) seemed to almost care more about salvaging Miller’s 5 innings than he was about winning the game. Andrew had obviously spit the bit–he actually threw 33 pitches that inning–and had that Fraidy Cat look plastered on his face, and yet Fredo had nobody warming up until it was almost gone. Little Andrew will not have his confidence bolstered by giving up 3 run leads faster than you can say Andruw Jones and gentleman’s club.
Salamander, you haven’t seen ANY of those movies? You’re either 15 or, in fact, a Salamanager (i.e., living under a rock).
We kid…. But seriously, you should see some movies on that list, man. He’s been in some great ones. Rent Adaptation from about 6-7 years ago. Great movie. Moonstruck, great. Leaving Las Vegas, wrenching movie, great performances by him and the gorgeous Elisabeth Shue.
April 15th, 200911:34 pm
See just how dumb you are boy? Let me say it again for sewer lizzards like you:
In the end,
it will not matter,
with Bobby Cox,
as the manager.
He is only as good as his starting pitching and it took Tom Glavine’s one hit shutout against the great hitting Indians in game six of the 1995 World Series to keep Cox from losing every single last game in his postseason career. He fills out the linup card and the rest of the game is anyone’s guess.
Matchstick Men was a bummer man! The trailer looked good, but the actual movie was just bad.
MFin04, you said it… Boyer will be gone, enough said. Really, whether or not Boyer K’s three in a row or not, Moylan phucked up first and gave them Marlins the momentum back. Whatever, Kawakami better have the “soul” in his pitches tomorrow or the Fish will swim away with a sweep.
one bright spot, the braves will probably lead the league in one outfield categoy.
errors by their left fielder’s.
diaz has proven that he is not a everyday outfielder. he cant field his position, does not hit for power, and in late game oppurtuities he does not shrink the strike zone.
why all of the sudden suprise we have already read this book.
for all of you garret anderson haters, give him time.
until he absolutely melts down, he is a better option.
not gonna win many games with 6 or 7 hits, we got into their bullpen and did not work them.
this is a average team, some nights will look great, some nights it will look terrible, but it will never be consistent until they get help in the pen.
diaz is a fourth outfielder, schaffer is young and will go through a lot of these tough stretches, francoeur is trying but he is not a cornerstone kinda of guy.
so braves fans wake up, we will have a lot these stretches.
look great, look terrible, but rarely consistent.
April 15th, 200911:35 pm
I sure would like to hear Powell calling it if anybody ever hit a “gran smam”, whatever the hell that is.
Two down. One to go for the sweep. I’m liking the series so far. How about you Lou?
Richbrave, oh, yes. Forgot about Racing With the Moon. One of his best, for sure. With Sean Penn and … I forget, who was the good-looking woman in that?
April 15th, 200911:36 pm
This back and forth with the foul mouth, small brain lizzard, “Salamander”, is not making you look real good right now. At least debate with one who owns more than a double digit IQ!
April 15th, 200911:38 pm
Matchstick Men is the one I’d start out with. Very good movie. Leaving Las Vegas is great, but it is very depressing. Cage gives one of the finest performances I’ve seen (right up there with Norton in American History X). I need to see Adaptation myself.
KRIS MEDLEN’s numbers at GWINNETT. 1-0; 0.00 ERA; 0.23 WHIP; 2 G; 1 GS; 8.2 IP; 1 H; 1 BB; 10 SO. JUST a thought!!!!
TnBrian: No, it wasn’t just bad. But, hey, different opinions. I mean, we have someone here saying The Rock is an all-time top 10 movie.
I liked Elizabeth Shue’s butt on the beach in The Karate Kid! Love to do the motor boat in those cheeks!
April 15th, 200911:39 pm
DOB, Do you look just like your picture?? I will say “Hi” before the game. If you ever get the chance ask Scambi if he FINALLY believes Rose bet on baseball?/ Boog has evolved into an exceptional announcer, but the trust in Pete was a shade misplaced. Of course he hung around with Goldberg who actually ran Dowd off of his radio show in South Florida because of those disparaging comments.
“Adaptation” and “Raising Arizona” = two damn good Nic Cage movies.
Texas beat Baltimore 19-6. Nelson Cruz, who I’m so sure could have been easily acquired by Frank Wren, has six RBI. He’s up to 5 HR and 12 RBI for the season. The erstwhile Andruw Jones is 1-3 with 2 BBs and 4 R. Elvis Andrus has 2 H (1 3B), an RBI, and 4 R scored.
DOB THE ROCK…..THE ROCK!!!!!! i could watch that movie over and over again.
April 15th, 200911:40 pm
Medlen seems to be pitching at the wrong level…..
April 15th, 200911:42 pm
Ha! not quite 15 anymore (try doubling that). I really have no clue how I missed so many Nic Cage movies. I mean , at some point – if I saw his name associated with a flick, then I’d reflexively change the channel or say “hell no, not going to see that crap,” but that wasn’t until much later in his career… somehow I almost completely dodged the Nic Cage library.
Anyway, I’ll backtrack and watch some of his early stuff.
“Con Air” is a movie about a hair dryer. Even so, Malkovich, Buscemi, Chappelle and Rhames make it worth giving it a look-see.
DOB, unless I’m thinking of another movie, it wasn’t good to me. It’s the one where he gets trapped on the island with the weird cult, right? Sorry if I’m wrong, that might be called Wicker Man. They kinda sound alike.
April 15th, 200911:43 pm
DOB – please consider bringing this up with Matt Diaz when you get a chance.
During the spring training blog when Diaz hopped on for a while he answered my question in regards to his back stretching, my son imitating him, and autographs for children. He said that they like signing for children.
We drove in from NC for tonights and tomorrows game. We got there as the gate opened, and were 2nd in line by the dugouts for the autographs. There were all children along the wall with a few dads. Not a single Brave, let me repeat, not a single Brave stopped to sign autographs or say hi. One Brave walked pretty close – the aforementioned Matt Diaz. My son and I called out to him – he simply waived his glove, looked the other way, and walked off.
I know that times have changed with players demands and with the whole business of autographs, but these were children and dads waiting in the proper place for autographs. There may have been 20 children, not more than 30 so it would not have been overwhelming. I was disappointed. My son was disappointed and everyone had a bad taste in their mouth.
Not exactly good PR. With the economy and the loads of empty seats you would think that the players could be a little nicer to the fans.
My son was so excited to see the guys and yes Matt Diaz especially since he still remembered Matt “talking” with us on the computer. Thanks Matt
Douchebag Dayn Perry
Dammit! You SOB’s!! Your team is making me look bad.
NOW, I’m gonna have to write a NEW story next week saying the Marlins are the “class of the NL East”.
Thanks a bunch.
April 15th, 200911:44 pm
Dear Marlins Maniac, I’m such a pessimist that I REALLY left the stadium going to the bottom of the 9th. I thought Reynal would melt down and necessitate Nunez coming in, and I would have been distressed.
As far as the game tomorrow, the main thing is just getting Sanchez back to 2006 form. If they can throw Johnson, Nolasco, Volstad and a SOUND Anibal out there–they will then have the time for West to arrive from Double A.
That was the Wicker Man Brian, not Matchstick Men. I actually liked Wicker Man though.
ELIZABETH ??? McGOVERN…had to google it. Memory’s not worth a hoot since my last surgery. Couldn’t even dredge up SEAN PENN. But reminded me of life the way it was as my older brother and sister described it. Well… the better parts anyway.
April 15th, 200911:45 pm
DOB THE ROCK…..THE ROCK!!!!!! i could watch that movie over and over again. MFin04
OK, I saw that one as well – total load of garbage. Even when I was in high school and was pretty OK with plot holes, I hated that crap.
N8 – thats weird. One time I had a post eaten, but it had a naughty word in it, so I figured I just fu-ked up.
April 15th, 200911:46 pm
Dave, I know you and many of the bloggers that have been here since it started knew we had serious questions, if not known problems, with the bullpen as it was constituted coming out of spring training. My biggest worry though is starting to be Bobby’s in game substitutions. I can’t come up with a logical reason why he used Norton in the 7th with 2 out and nobody on against a lefthander, when he hits lefthanders so poorly. Bobby’s other mistake was leaving Diaz in against Kiko Calero. Diaz is horrible against righthanders pitchers whose out pitch is a slider which breaks off the plate. If, Norton had been saved, Bobby could have used him or Garrett Anderson against Calero with the trying run in scoring postion. I am beginning to believe Bobby is not as sharp as he once was.
April 15th, 200911:47 pm
brewdawg, yeah I just looked that up. That’s probably on one of DOB’s Cage crap list movies. You liked that?? I’ll check out Matchstick Men sometime though.
Oh, and another “earlier” Cage film, was “Bringing Out the Dead”. I didn’t like it personally, but it was “critically acclaimed” or whatever.
*slurp, slurp, slurp….mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, slurp, slurp, slurp…*
April 15th, 200911:48 pm
I don’t know what is up with Boyer but the words release were muttered quite a bit in the stands. For someone with such great stuff he sure struggles to put it together on the field. Where is Smoltz’s old sports psychologist? The Irish lefty sure came up huge tonight. Soriano is getting back to being Soriano and Buddy looked good. Even when Kelly made an out he made great contact – the ball seems to jump off his bat.
Not many liked it, but yeah, I did.
April 15th, 200911:49 pm
Arguing with DOB that Van Wilder is funnier than Animal house, needing to purchase a potatoe sack to wear over your head? $5.00
Claiming Whitsnake rocks, then needing to buy an ice-back from the “blog-beat down” you will receive? $20.00
Having somebody claim “The Rock” is in the all-time Top 10 list of movies every maid, making people forget (for the time being) about some of N8’s dumb comments….
April 15th, 200911:51 pm
Wow. That might have been funnier, had I used spellcheck.
April 15th, 200911:52 pm
N8, you need failcheck.
April 15th, 200911:53 pm
brian should consider going to spring training where the players are more accessible and willing to sign esp for children
April 15th, 200911:54 pm
Brian, Sorry that happened to your son. I saw Rocky Colavito humiliate a kid in 1961 when I was 13. Colavito was inisting the boy “ASK” Rocky for an autograph in the proper way. That was one of the moments that got me to really believe “You can judge the worth of a man by the way he treats those who can do nothing for him”– i remember as if it was yesterday telling my dad “Why am I going to ask this guy to sign a piece of paper?? I tucked the program under my arm and got out of line. Ever since that day I have COMPLIMENTED people I greatly admire like Philip Seymour Hoffman outside of a theatre, but will never ask for an autograph.
April 15th, 200911:57 pm
This team is going nowhere with THIS bullpen.
Now I wish I had taken KC up on his “This team will win well over 90 games” bet.
consider the audience.
adaptation was a great film. dollars to donuts that there are very few here that can tell you that there was an actor in that film that won a supporting actor role.
as for boyer, he has better stuff then both campillo and bennett.
that may not make him better, but he has better stuff.
boyer has always been full of himself.
whether he gets dfa’d is yet to be seen.
i dont particularly like him, but he has better stuff then both bennett and campillo.
April 15th, 200911:58 pm
I think my last post got eaten.
Frank from KS
April 15th, 200911:59 pm
The one scene in Leaving Las Vegas…during the first part of the movie where Cage’s character first meets Sera (Shue) on the street as she walks across in front of him in the car in the black leather skirt. While I like the whole movie….that is the best scene in the movie, by far.
And might I add that Shue looks mighty hot in the black leather skirt. :>)
April 16th, 200912:00 am
i thought you said the fish had no lefthanders in the pen?
April 16th, 200912:01 am
Having everybody wear 42 is confusing and a damn joke and I am a civil rights icon, only one person per team should wear it on the anniversary, ever heard of overkill, MLB.
Chris Cooper earned that Oscar, uga. Cool character…and he pulled it off really well.
April 16th, 200912:02 am
Weird, I read the post about Adaptation right as Radio Paradise spun “So Happy Together.”
April 16th, 200912:03 am
3 favorite Cage movies after raising arizona: Guarding Tess,Red Rock West and Honeymoon in Vegas
Captain Correlli’s Mandolin-no doubt the worst accent(played a greek soldier) in movie history right after that sorry southern accent in con Air lol
But overall very entertaining usually
April 16th, 200912:04 am
Wow, DOB going old school with the mention of “Birdy”.
If memory serves, didn’t Cage have a couple of teeth actually pulled to get into character for that film?
And as long as we’re talking Elizabeth Shue… “Adventures in Babysitting,” while certainly not on anyone’s Top 10 (especially against such sturdy competition as “The Rock”!) is a pretty charming little movie.
Chris Cooper knocked that role out of the park. I’ve liked him for a while, but I wasn’t prepared for something that sharp. The opening scene where they’re stealing the flowers and the “f*ck fish* van ride are about as good as it gets.
that lefty, dan meyers was the cornerstone in the hudson trade.
whatever happened to chuck thomas, KC had him penciled in as a braves all star. sorrry KC, that was a low blow. i always read your posts.
April 16th, 200912:05 am
“This team is going nowhere with THIS bullpen.” renegator
Now, now. Even last place is “somewhere”, right? Just kidding. But of course, I agree with you.
I suspect that it won’t be too long before we have our yearly “taking out of the trash” of the bullpen. Where a few of the guys that broke camp get released or sent back down, and some young un’s get called up.
Perhaps even having a starter or two fill a void in the bullpen (Jo-Jo, Medlen, Morton).
uga-brave – loved adaptation. I really like Chris Cooper- haven’t seen him in anything in awhile.
Isn’t the “hot” girl (you can tell its the movies..even Sean Penn gets the gorgeous girls) in Racing with the Moon Elizabeth Perkins? I remember seeing that movie and blushing big time…can’t remember what it was- but I saw my first ____ in that movie. Good memories
April 16th, 200912:06 am
brian, that would be a punch in the gut with that Diaz thing. But, they might have had a team meeting or he could’ve been just having a bad day/morning. He seems like a cool Christian guy, so I don’t think he meant to hurt anybody’s feelings.
I said it last week but it bears repeating…
Someone should have been released last week to send a message. Chipper gave the “no mediocrity” speech before game 1, and a perfect follow up would have been for management to release someone after the bullpen meltdown in Philadelphia. Now, here we go again.
Chipper says, “mediocrity wont be tolerated”, then management sends another message. I’m not a reactionary; I simply feel strongly in this case that someone should have been made an example of.
Obviously at this point, it looks like Boyer.
I’m very happy with 5-3 at this point. It’s early, and there are positive signs overall. But accountability should be the message NOW before it gets out of hand.
Btw..I’ll be at the Pittsburgh game Friday night. GO BRAVES!!!
when you make at least hundreds of thousands, if not millions, to play baseball you should at least be able to sign some autographs for the kids. Or at least come over say hi and that you are running behind on warm ups or something. For some reason I thought that came with the job description. Part of going to games has always involved seeing BP and getting an autograph or two.
These players could learn something from the minor leaguers. Those guys are great with the kids and us adult kids/fans. Same with ACC basketball and football players (at UNC and Wake I can speak to personally).
The only person who was going to come over and sign (and no surprise to me) was Glenn Hubbard but when he saw us it was as the announcement that 1 hour to game time arrived and no more autographs.
April 16th, 200912:07 am
Hey N8…hilarious. I have to agree. This team is going somewhere. Just not the direction we were hoping. Kind of sad to have the season honeymoon over so quickly.
April 16th, 200912:08 am
chop chop and bubdylan,
well at least i was right. two denizen’s posts i always read.
Alright, I have to jump into the Nic Cage conversation. I’m not saying this show belongs in any sort of Top 10 list (it might not even be in Cages’ Top 10 list), but one of my favorites is Snake Eyes.
Don’t know why. Decent show. Nothing more, nothing less. I own it, but if I’m not mistaken, I bought it in the $5.00 bin at Wal-Mart.
We studied “Adaptation” in a creative writing class. Our teacher was named Dale Murphy. She’s a she. She’s half-crazy, too. She really dug that movie, man.
April 16th, 200912:10 am
thanks Tn Brian – it was during batting practice and they were walking by the designated autograph area. It seemed they had a team meeting saying no autographs today because as I said not a single Brave came over during the 1 hour allotted time where fans can get close.
April 16th, 200912:12 am
we may have figured out Miller in the 5th, but how about the young Marlins pitching staff. Volstad was incredible yesterday. Miller also has outstanding stuff – what was it a hit by Kelly to lead off the game and no other baserunner until Diaz’s walk in the 5th? Johnson just pitched a complete game and now we face Anibal Sanchez. Dynamic young pitchers.
Run Heap Run
April 16th, 200912:14 am
Brian, stinks that happened to your kid…I guess the players have their reasons for stuff like that…maybe he had a reason he couldn’t stop, I don’t know. There are always a few guys who will sign during or after BP, I always always always see at least a few guys signing then. Maybe you were just in the wrong place? It really changes your opinion of a player, no matter how great you think they are, when you experience something like that or hear stories about stuff like that. I can forgive not signing but sometimes you hear of guys that are just absolute jerks to everyone they come in contact with, kids included, and it really lowers your opinion of them. I have friends in the sports radio industry and man the stories they tell….
April 16th, 200912:15 am
took a film class as an elective at georgia. back in the eighties the film our professor showcased was “the graduate”
mike nichols camera shots and angles were very new to the film industry.
by the way it was a top twenty film for me.
April 16th, 200912:18 am
The Rock was a good entertaining movie – top 10? Uh, no
April 16th, 200912:20 am
I thought I was the only one who suggested that we go after Nelson (Nellie) Cruz in the offseason…
This team seriously has looked like last years version of the AAA Braves that lost 90 games. What the hell happened…?
I told everyone that A week ago that I was going to be first on the ship of trying to hold Roger McDowell Accountable for this crappy A..s Blow-pen we’d had over the last 3 years….
BTW Moylan needs to work on his control down in AAA You simply can’t
April 16th, 200912:21 am
“I LOST MY HAND! I LOST MY BRIDE! JOHNNY HAS HIS HAND! JOHNNY HAS HIS BRIDE!”
no, run heap run, we were in the correct place verified by the usher and everyone else around – just to the OF side of the dugout – I think 117 section on the front row. No one allowed behind the dugout unless you have tickets in that section. Autographs, and fans in this area on the front row, are allowed from 2 hours prior to game time until 1 hour prior to gametime at which time an overhead announcement occurs and then the usher clears people out. It is even mentioned online on the Braves website as the place for autograph. I was there the entire time. Not a single Brave. No one expected the entire team but you would hope that at least 1 or 2 would come over and say hi and sign a few. I know they get tired of all the ebayers but these were fans and most importantly children.
April 16th, 200912:22 am
N8, I love DePalma (directed Snake Eyes), but I couldn’t like the movie, much as I wanted to. My best bud loves it, says I’m nuts. Oh well.
Chop Chop, I went pretty fanboy freakout over Adaptation for a while myself. It’s just so darned clever and neurotic. Plus if Maggie Gylenhaal (sp?) shows up in something for even two seconds, I glaze over. ’specially if it’s an art flick…
April 16th, 200912:23 am
Yeah Brian I saw all that after I submitted my long post.
April 16th, 200912:26 am
Bubdylan, oh believe me. I can see why some people couldn’t or wouldn’t like Snake Eyes. Which is why I would never argue with somebody about that one.
I enjoyed the premise (which might not be the first time it was done) of showing the movie from others perspective. That and I liked Cages’ obnoxious character in that show.
But in general, the storyline isn’t that great. Just the way they told it.
April 16th, 200912:27 am
UGA-Brave- I saw “The Graduate” in an undergrad class at Georgia too. Would’ve been… Fall ‘85? 1986 maybe?
the thing that burns me the most is that Matt Diaz said on this blog during his spring training appearance in response to my question (which was very cool by the way) that they do enjoy signing autographs still, especially for children and fans, but the ebayers get old or something like that.
My wife has learned the Braves through me and especially through my 7 year old who imitates the Braves stances going through the lineup day in and day out with my wife pitching the whiffle ball to him. This was her first Braves game tonight. Let me tell you how well it went over for her to see the guys ignore the children, especially her child. She may come in Grasshopper attire tomorrow (Marlins minor league team that by the way does a great job with the fans – signing autos, taking pictures with fans, etc. Great stadium that probably had as many fans at the game I went to last weekend as the Braves had in the stands tonight, especially after the 7th inning)
April 16th, 200912:28 am
Run Heap Run – thanks for the moral support
April 16th, 200912:29 am
good thing for DOB I did not see him on the field or I would have bitched to him in person about it. Of course that would occur after I kissed his butt for running such a great blog – the Braves should actually be the ones kissing his butt. I bet DOB would have signed a baseball for me and my son.
Coach (Skip and Pete will be missed)
April 16th, 200912:30 am
Nicholas Cage: Raising Arizona (instant comedic classic) and Moonstruck (Cher won an Oscar for best actress). Two incredible films to watch.
I confess, I shut the game off after the fifth inning. Needed some shut eye and could not bear to watch the blowpen. It would seem the choice was correct.
Our Braves have issues, obviously. Until they are addressed, we can put all the playoff hopes on hold.
April 16th, 200912:31 am
here’s some I can think of, besides obviously the terrific Raising Arizona: (DOB)
I also like Guarding Tess and his early big box office hit The Rock.
April 16th, 200912:32 am
so offensively what really is different about this team?
sure kelly is banging the ball, but would he not be better served by hitting fifth or sixth. or when chip is out maybe third.
right now we really dont have a five hole hitter. do we?
kelly, esco chip, macc, then what?
it really needs to be garrett anderson. whether he is still capaable or not is yet to be seen, but this is pretty much the same offense as last year sans TEX.
plus we are even more lethanded now.
“He seems like a cool Christian guy, so I don’t think he meant to hurt anybody’s feelings.” TNBrian
While I agree with you, that Diaz appears to be a nice guy with a decent sense of values along with being fan friendly (why else would he come blog?).
But need I remind you that Hitler was raised Catholic? A bit over the top and harsh? Sure. A tad. But that’s as far as I’m willing to go on the topic of religion.
That oughta get the dogs howling.
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