1:47 pm April 17, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 18th, 20091:05 am
my favorite mormon, notice i got it right. so you are a long rig driver?
April 18th, 20091:14 am
i was out in alta in january. love that ski area. we stayed at village sugarplum.
great area. great snow.
April 18th, 20091:20 am
uga-brave, that’s cool. You are right, I’m on this blog a lot more than some/most. It’s a cool hobby that can distract me from certain things.
April 18th, 20091:22 am
Actually, you take the cake TnBrian Let’s see if Boyer is a Rockie 2morrow!!
April 18th, 20091:27 am
you were right, the braves outfield is on pace to set some records.
young jordan is on pace to strike out close to 250 times.
our left fielders are on pace to committ a record amount of erorrs.
if and when diaz gets behind in the count with runners in scoring position he swings at everything.
April 18th, 20091:28 am
Broxton is really good!!! Of course if I was his agent, a horrible thought, I would ask him to inquire of Post-Braves Genius, Joe Torre, “Hey Skip, what is this about you and Scott Proctor?
For the math majors, IF the Florida Marlins go 76-76 the rest of the year, they finish 85-77. To finish 85-77 your Atlanta Braves must go 80-72. This is why you NEVER want to listen to the “It’s early” crowd. The games you lose in April still count in September and isn’t it funny how EVEN after 162 games that most races are seperated by about 5-6 games between 1st and 2nd?? And you never hear the “It’s early” group recanting how those games in April just may have been pretty important>
April 18th, 20091:29 am
you said you are from chattanoga right?
you ever been to lookouts game? i here that is cool stadium.
April 18th, 20091:36 am
Pujols is definitely right there, but honestly, If it’s the bottom of the 9th, 2 outs, and we need a single to plate 2, I’d take Chipper’s finesse and vision over Pujols. Albert goes into those little stretches where he loses focus–Chipper doesn’t.
April 18th, 20091:56 am
uga-brave, last time I went to a Lookouts game was ‘94 when they played the Birmingham Barrons… saw Jordan K and fly out twice I think. My aunt won a ring that was underneath 2nd base which was pretty cool. Lookouts were a Reds based team up until last year. There Dodogers now.
A little trivia… did you know that the only woman to pitch in MLB, actually it was S.T., she K’d Babe Ruth in old Engal Statdium. I believe she K’d Gerig too.
April 18th, 20092:03 am
uga-brave, i take that back, we actually went to a Lookouts game awhile back, probably 7 or 8 yrs. ago. The buzz was Dunn who didn’t even play that night. The other star was Kearns who did play. That’s not a good sign for a baseball fan that lives 15 min. away from the stadium to not go to a game once in awhile, but Sarah hates baseball and my friends aren’t sports fans outside of Nascar.
April 18th, 20092:04 am
UGA Brave, Very good comment at 12:18. I hope I’m TOTALLY wrong about this market. I don’t want to be right and I certainly don’t want this guy to fail.
What really got my ire started a few months back was when people who should know better—like guys who head up blogs for major dailies–basically ridiculed my comments about this particular market having a big effect on baseball economics. I basically read comments that sounded like Scott Boras—”Oh, baseball salaries are immune from economic conditions”. You’re right. I should have walked away from the sheer stupidity of the comments, but it was mind boggling. I should have had empathy. Here I was getting aggravated with a guy who must curry favor from the guys he writes about. Then he gets punked by a baseball player BECAUSE he did his job in reporting a story, from what he thought were great sources. At that point he probably just realized that what he was doing really didn’t qualify as journalism. Therefore just mail it in and concentrate on things he can be expressive about–movies, music. Talented people with artistic talent and not punks from little hamlets who are hoping next slider isn’t the last slider.
April 18th, 20092:22 am
lou vales sounds sarcastic.
plus i think he is taking a shot at our every day crusading guy.
cant be had.
April 18th, 20092:29 am
Braves are 5-5 but apparently the season is already over, at least according to some of our experts, whose knowledge of baseball rivals Sarah Palin’s insight into U.S.-Russian relations.
Guess that means the Mets (5-5) and Phillies (4-5) are also toast? Congratulations, Marlins, you have been declared NL East champions by this blog and Norm Coleman’s lawyer.
I know many of you think any criticism of our esteemed manager is uncalled for, but some of his decisions are truly head scratching.
With the bases loaded and one out, why not ask Schafer to bunt, especially considering how much he’s struggled lately. I assume Schafer has tried to drag bunt before, but then again, maybe he hasn’t.
Why would you take the bat out of KJ’s hands and leave things up to Infante & Diaz? Just as soon have Kelly hit with a man on as the other 2, even with a lefty pitcher. I don’t think the hit and run strategy has been outlawed.
The guys who are hitting, let ‘em hit. Ask the guys who are struggling, aske them to bunt every once in a while when the situation arises.
Hit and run. Still legal.
Final thought for those who think the Braves are losing because they don’t have enough fire in the belly, or some other hack cliche. Did they have it the first 6 games and mysteriously lose it?
Lots of folks on here are worthy of the blog’s late and lamented send-off, pluralized:
Your and idiots.
April 18th, 20092:45 am
Dan Haren is 0-3 with a 1.89 ERA. Sucks to be him.
April 18th, 20092:46 am
What has happened to the Braves mantra, Pitching, defense and timely hitting. We don’t have the power bats to wait for the 3 run homer, so why don’t we cut loose players and move others to positions that they can play decent defense. Kelly Johnson has a great bat for 2nd base, but his constant errors are deflating to the team. Kelly needs to be moved to LF, Prado to 2nd to see if he can be an everyday 2nd basemen. the defense would be better at both positions. Matt Diaz has proven over the last 2 years that his first season was a fluke. He is undisciplined and easy to pitch to by putting the pitch just off the plate and is a poor defensive OF. Kelly in leftfield would play full time and make Diaz expendable. Garrett Anderson would be a pinch hitter and spell Kelly when he needs a day off. CUT Boyer: he has had two many chances already. A 95 mph straight fastball and a curve that he can’t control is the recipe for making a 1 run lead into a 4 run lead. Soriano should be moved into the closer roll, Gonzalez becomes the lefty specialist, send O’Flaherty to AAA, bring F. Bueno and either Nunez, Gomez or Valdez up. Finally, when Jo Jo pitches Saturday and performs like he always does: that is a promise of better things to come, but not there yet, can we finally promote Hanson. The Braves need a power pitcher in the rotation badly. We have too many 89 to 92 MPH pitchers that are good pitchers, but have similar stuff. THIS TEAM needs some changes and needs to be shook up now or we will end up similar to last season: a worse record than we should, with the talent at hand!
April 18th, 20093:11 am
It will be interesting to see what the Braves do nine hours from now in Game 2 of the series…first question will Mac play both day games this weekend?
I just think we’re asking too much to put him in the 4 spot in the order. At least while Chipper and Escobar is out of action I would like to throw around the suggestion of moving Francoeur and Kotchman up in the order and sandwich McCann in between.
Andrew in P-tang
April 18th, 20095:04 am
braves really suck
April 18th, 20095:50 am
Thank goodness Jo-Jo is coming back to pitch today. The missing link from that wonderful year 2008. De ja Vu all over again.
April 18th, 20096:28 am
to pay chipper 30or 40 million to sit on a bench is a disgrace,to keep boyer is more of a disgrace,and to think a week ago all you people thought the braves would make the playoffs PLEASE I TOLD YOU ALL THE BRAVES WOULD FINISH IN 4TH PLACE AND THAT IS BECAUSE washington is worse than atlanta I am going to make alot of money this year betting against the sorry braves,when you have more players on the dl than you have on the active roster,and the ones on the roster are aa players is spells DISASTER AND IN ATLANTA this baseball season will be another disaster but my bank acct will be bulging have a nice weekend/ the willster a major DODGER FAN IN ATLANTA .
April 18th, 20096:36 am
TO KEEP TOMMY HANSON IN AAA IS RIDICULOUS,TRADE CHIPPER, make him give all the money back,get rid of bobby cox,get ned yost to run this team get rid of frank dont know how to put a roster together rin,the best thing they did was get rid of smoltz,chipper must go,you see braves fans the dodgers got rid of cey,and garvey,and oral,and wooten,and messersmith and the great don sutton,and they are on top again with a great manager,and a very good club see all you fans in the world series watching us.
April 18th, 20096:37 am
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April 18th, 20096:42 am
Trouble is these guys are not on the DL they are just sitting taking up roster spots.
Has Chipper ever given legit though of playing first base? Has he ever though about asking for a trade to the American League? Not that I want Chipper gone, but won’t he make a great DH and part time multi-postioin player for teh BoSaws? We probably could still get two or three top notch prospects for him because of his value to Boston.
April 18th, 20096:43 am
GET RID OF FRANK CANT PUT A ROSTER TOGETHER RIN AND FINGERLESS CHIPPER,AND CANT FYND THE PLATE BOYER,AND HOPPING PETER COTTON TAIL ESCOBAR,AND ARM SURGERY MOYLAN,GET RID OF THESE PLAYERS,AND GET NED YOST TO RUN THIS TEAM,AND YOU MIGHT WIN SOME GAMES.
April 18th, 20096:46 am
I AM GLAD IM NOT A BRAVES FAN,YOU PEOPLE ARE KEEPING ROLAIDS IN BUSINESS
April 18th, 20097:02 am
Who would have ever thought that I would pine for the five-minute delay on the old blog format? The in-game blog has turned into Romper Room on crack, LOL. I know better than to even scan that section of comments, but, sometimes it’s like a bad car wreck: you can’t help but look.
Braves probably never should have gone 8-for-8 with RISP that one game…just made bloggers think they should do it EVERY game. And while the Braves have too many good hitters for average for the club to have a long offensive drought, it’s probably true that they don’t have the offensive depth to withstand a couple of their starting 8 sitting out. However, if the starting pitching continues to perform, they can probably play .500 in the games with those getaway-day lineups, and that ought to be sufficient.
Chipper won’t have a bruised thumb all year, Heap won’t hit .250, Schafer won’t go 1-for-15 every series, and this team is going to have more stretches like the first six than the last four. I just hope that they can get the offense rolling again before too many of the in-game kiddies stroke out.
April 18th, 20097:44 am
The season is early but the Braves are in trouble. They did a good job with the SP but failed to address the need for a hitter and BP. Oh!!!! I forgot, they don’t have any money. The team needs to be sold to someone that will spend. The first thing that needs to be done is clean house. BC has done a great job but it’s time for him to move on. I love C. Jones but it was a huge mistake to give him an extension. If he didn’t want to go year at a time, tell him to hit the road. Schafer will be fine, just leave him in and take his lumps. The Braves have got to have a power bat, can’t depend on Chipper. Are there anyway the Braves to increase payroll? Here is a trade I would make. Trade Kotchman, Reyes and Morton for Prince Fielder. He can hold down the fort until Freeman is ready. The Brewers are wanting to trade him.
April 18th, 20097:47 am
ncscoots, good comment , I had to laugh a little this early morning at your very accurate blog assessments, and agree with the thoughts on the team.
April 18th, 20098:04 am
Another beautiful day in store here, folks. To state the obvious: Braves need a win against Ian Snell (0-2, 7.20), particularly with lefty Zach Duke (2-0, 0.59) awaiting in Sunday’s series finale.
And the Braves will turn today to … Jo-Jo Reyes. Hey, here’s your chance again, kid.
April 18th, 20098:13 am
Lou Vales: You tell ‘em. Or tell me. Anyway, thanks for setting us straight….
WILLSTER: Is that some sort of phonetic spelling? Thanks for capitalizing, so we wouldn’t miss it.
April 18th, 20098:23 am
nc scoots – “Romper Room on crack” – great line. Wish I was as certain as some on the blog about this team. Still can’t decide which is closer to the truth – the Braves of the first six games or that of the last four. Either way the Reyes start is a good thing. He’s either learned how to pitch or will bring us that much closer to the Hanson era. Go Braves!
April 18th, 20098:27 am
After a coupla weeks, we can now tell these Braves will, again, not make the playoffs. 4th place again seems realistic. Pitching will, again, be spotty (and that’s being nice). Hitting will be pretty average except with RISP, and that, again, will be below average. The oldsters will continue to go down at varying times and for varying reasons – as ‘oldsters’ do – and the youngsters will have flashes of briliance and then be dunderheads, as youngsters will. Overall, the Mets, Phils and Marlins (unless the Fishs’ start is as much an aberration as the Braves’, just more so – but that’s doubtful with such good, young pitching) are just better in too many areas. The Braves will need 2 more years and 1 or 2 more starting pitchers of quality to get back on top. They’ll get there, but it’ll take more time. Hope Bobby can take 2 more years. My bet is he’s gone after this year to a well-deserved retirement – and hall-of-fame nomination.
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
April 18th, 20098:36 am
My uncle just passed away. He was an avid music listener…his collection was awesome…probably even rivaling Lew and maybe even Lew. To celebrate we made a 2-disc set of some of his favorite artists. Some of on the set:
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Mark Knopfler (solo)
Thought some of you music fans may appreciate. Pretty good set.
Chop It Up All-star
April 18th, 20098:46 am
Two of your biggest bats out of the lineup is a tough way to win, particularly for a team that lacks in power even when they are in the lineup, but having a bases loaded situation with none out and get no runs is a problem – a serious problem.
And then not scoring a run after the 6th inning for the entire year, or showing any ability to come back after falling down early (either because you can’t get the hit, or the bullpen gives up the game) is another serious problem.
It’s too early to tell what this team truly is or what they will be, but “right now” they are not very good.
April 18th, 20098:49 am
I gotta’ believe JoJO becomes an afterthought if this doesn’t work out. He’s gonna’ get some work with GLAVINE down. And things are too quiet on that front to make me feel comfortable. The spotlight’s on you young man. Time to rise to the occasion and shine.
April 18th, 20098:53 am
It it what it is.
It ain’t over til it’s over.
April 18th, 20098:54 am
Good to see Andruw Jones off to a good start in Texas .545 1HR 4rbi in 11 abs 2 Ks, You wait and see either he will break in the lineup full time or Texas will trade him for some good prospects. They got Andruw for a deal!It shows what good coaching can do for a player…the only Braves coachthat gets his job done is Glen Hubbard…TP , Cox,our pitching coach, need to sit down and let professionals do the job. It makes me sick to see all these walks Braves pitching has these days, we all know strkes is what wins ball games..I cant get over all those walks the braves gave philly, I think 4 or 5 runs..Im not sure I have ever seen that before..they should at least consider bringing leo back to help out pitching coach learn how to coach.,.You have to throw strikes, stay ahead of the hitters..and this team which lacks power needs to manfactor runs bunt steal and etc..Lets see what is wrong with Chipper..I heard his pinky was hurt..it just goes on and on..I love the guy but come on we need players to get tough and play to win make little things count..Come onn Braves! Go Braves in 90…
April 18th, 20098:57 am
The reason I don’t wear those croc sandle crap things is because of my “manfactor”
April 18th, 20099:19 am
We just lost my uncle who was an avid music listener. His collection of vinyl rivaled that of anyone’s. Anyway, we made a 2-disc set of his favorites. I thought I would share some of the artists on the set for you music buffs: BJ Thomas, Van Morrison, Roy Orbison, Elvis, James McMurtry, Waylon Jennings, Glenn Frey, The Boss, Steve Earle, Dire Straits, Stones, Doors, Zep, Melissa Etheridge, The Hollies, Joe Sun, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Highwaymen, Bob Seger, Johnny Rivers, Knights Bridge, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Buffett, The Man In Black, The Eagles, Steve Forbert, Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Mark Knopfler, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Zevon, Clapton, Skynard, etc.
Listening sure brought back some memories.
April 18th, 20099:20 am
WILLSTER…..is your life that bad???
April 18th, 20099:22 am
Did anyone see who they sent down to bring up Jo-Jo.
April 18th, 20099:25 am
According the the official MLB transaction site, the Braves haven’t made a move yet to bring up Jo-Jo…
April 18th, 20099:26 am
Francouer has hit 10 balls to right, 19 balls up the middle, and has only pulled 6 balls
April 18th, 20099:27 am
You act like it would be a BAD thing for some of our blog population to have strokes…
I was kinda hoping that they would and we could get some peace!!!!:)
Amazing… Wren shores up the starting rotation thinking that the pen can do the job, and as of now, they aren’t doing it. Granted the Pirates shut us down, but Gonzo giving up that two-run homer has got to make Wren and Cox wonder about him. It’s early, so he may straighten out. But expectations are high for this squad… disappointed so far.
April 18th, 20099:31 am
ESPN had great story a week back. Should have saved it. Basically said that since 1975 only ONE team has recovered from a 3-7 start to make the playoffs. The writer stated how it flys in the face of the “MARATHON” theme, but how it has held for at least last 33 years.
IF you are really good, you can recover from early mediocre play over first 40 games, but by that time you are what you are. Nobody ever wins a Marathon after screwing up the first 6.5 miles UNLESS you are a GREAT marathoner. Anyone with an iota of objectivity would make the judgment about a few teams already that they are not beating the Kenyan–whoever he turns out to be.
But Its early .....yeah right (Doc H.)
April 18th, 20099:36 am
Cox was good……….now he is too old and he might even be forgetting things…….there is no since on being tired we you are 67. Let others do the job. Go back to executive job and let TP be manage things or something like that.
April 18th, 20099:40 am
April 18th, 20099:42 am
It’s official: BOYER designated for assignment.
He’s already packed his stuff and left the ballpark, before we got to the clubhouse.
April 18th, 20099:46 am
I feel sorry for the guy……..I really do, but life is tough. Im sure he will learn from this and will work harder. Good luck Blaine.
April 18th, 20099:47 am
GOOD RIDDANCE to Blaine Boyer!
I take full responsibility for our 4 straight losses as I have not been watching the games…… we win a LOT when I watch…. so back on the job today
Meanwhile my DOB Bloggers fantasy team has hit the massive grand total of 1 hr……… I suck !
Go JoJo today….. hope he rocks
April 18th, 20099:48 am
Agree with ccrider with a couple of exceptions. I’d keep Diaz – but hammer the guy over the head to stop his ’slow-pitch softball’ hitting strategy, namely swing at everything he thinks he can reach – and see if we could give GA back to the Angels for any kind of relief pitcher (even if we had to pay his salary). Clearly Kelly is never gonna be a second baseman. I’d also keep O’Flatulence, no reason not to have two left-handed specialists. And we’ve got to do something about 1B. Maybe we could package Kotchman and GA for Prince.
April 18th, 20099:50 am
I have but one wish
To see a reliever come on and get the 1st hitter they see out after also throwing a 1st pitch strike
Please, please !
Schafer will bounce back starting 2day !
April 18th, 20099:56 am
I predict JoJo getting a good outing today, afterwards people will start saying that the team is in great shape because our 5th starter is amazing. Then on his next outing he will get hammered and everybody will be freaked out.
April 18th, 20099:58 am
DOB, is Escobar playing today?
April 18th, 20099:59 am
Do you have aladdins lamp with you?
Had fun at the Gwinnett Braves’ game, even though they lost. Brandon Jones looked really good.
I was standing in line for a Sprite when Canizares hit his homer…we were out there on the Berm, and it just so happened that the line was behind a big sign thingy. But I saw the ball drop over the fence.
I think Gamble was making a case to join the Big League Braves–no offense to the kid, of course. But he did walk the bases loaded. Then Manny Acosta came in, and well…GS…
Morton pitched OK, but he sure did get a lotta guys on base–8 hits, one walk, and 3 runs in 5 innings. He struck out five.
I got some photos. I’ll get ‘em up on ImageShack ASAP.
April 18th, 200910:01 am
April 18th, 200910:03 am
How long does a player have to be claimed off waivers? Hope he lands on his feet wherever..
Ritchie from Scotland
April 18th, 200910:07 am
Bye bye Blaine, I wonder if anyone will pick him up on waivers? I doubt it the way he’s been pitching
April 18th, 200910:08 am
Think we should bring Brandon up to the big club?
Can you try and calm down the people on this blog. Everyone is alreayd freaking out over the past 4 games (3 of which came without our best hitter). Can everyone realize that our starting pitching has been good and we will win more games like last night than we lose because our hitting will come around.
April 18th, 200910:10 am
Does this mean he can be claimed off of waivers by another team? who are they bringing up in his place?
OK, thought I’d make these two posts separate to make for easier reading…
WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON, anyway?? Friggin’ 0 fer again??
So Boog and Joe said something about his eye? That’s great…that is great! Is this like Francoeur’s eye thing last year?
Yeah, there’s some consolation in that. I was very happy when I heard good ol’ Ian was pitching today. If BMac has another bad day today, I think this cann be classified as a little more than a “slump”, right?
N Nine McFann hopefully we see a dgang tomorrow.
Nein nein! I think (I hope) a little Snell is just what he needs!
Well, there’s some good we cann get out of his “performance” last night–with those 2 HBP, his OBP went up 19 points. Yeah! It’s a whopping .333 now!
April 18th, 200910:13 am
BTW–Saw somebody wearing a #10, U Kno Who jersey at the game last night. Anybody we know…?
If Garrett continues to not produce, I say put him back on the DL and bring up BJ. Course, BJ’s not the “power hitting” outfielder everyone wants, but he did hit 2 doubles last night.
But Its early.......right? (Doc H.)
This team has an ability that no other team in the league has……….as you say……….hitting will come around, but once that happens, starting pitching will be horrible and once starting pitching gets it together, mccan and chipper will go on a combined 3 for 25 and so on. They just are the best at not putting it together at the same time.
never-mind found the answer to my question its parr
Yes, he can be claimed by any team. They’re bringing up Reyes in his place, he is starting today.
But its early.......right? (Doc H.)
April 18th, 200910:14 am
Didnt GA hit 2 doubles the other night with the braves?
April 18th, 200910:15 am
N Nine, your name should be bold in my 10:10. Sorry, don’t know what happened there.
April 18th, 200910:18 am
…Oh yeah! Still, I’m just a BJ fan.
So did they cut Boyer or what?
Mixed feelings on the Boyer to waivers deal.
He has not pitched well this year and at the end of last year.
But with his arm, I always thought he would get it together at least for a bit.
Another one of the “Baby Braves” bites the dust. That leaves us with only 3 left right? KJ, BMac and Frenchy?
By the way, props to JJJ. He pitched well last night and deserved better. I know Boras is his agent, but I would love to lock him into a 4-5 year contract!
Pitch a good game today JoJo and show this team that you belong on the big squad….
To the golf course for flange1! Hope I play better than the Braves have recently!:)
McFann – Do you think this mysterious “eye problem” could be related to McCann’s lasik surgery?
Steve from OH
April 18th, 200910:19 am
Good luck to Boyer on whatever road life takes him.
April 18th, 200910:20 am
I dont think its the right time to bring up a kid (BJ), tensions are high. GA as a veteran should be able to handle it better.
Finally Boyer wont be a liability with the Braves.
April 18th, 200910:21 am
McFann Ô your boy is 9 for 14 with 2 2B’s, 3 HR’s, and 7 RBI’s against Ian Snell.
Run Heap Run
April 18th, 200910:24 am
The Braves desperately need a win tonight like the one Boston got last night and we need somebody like Nick Green to help them get it. Wouldn’t that be fun? We certainly have a line up full of Nick Greens lately so hey, I’m a believer. Go Braves!
April 18th, 200910:25 am
Could be. I’ve heard of cases like that.
What’s creepy is that–ya know how in between innings, they do all those goofy sponsored gimmicks? Well, one of the thingies at Gwinnett Stadium last night was a race, and it was sponsored by some eye-group, so three guys dressed as eyes raced from the visitor’s dugout to home plate. It was rather strange…but just in case you were wondering, the blue eye won.
April 18th, 200910:26 am
I am tired of Chipper’s act. The man is too brittle. I am not saying he’s a “drama queen” but was the contract extension a good idea.
Yeah, I know! Ian’s one of my favorite pitchers–right there with Jason Bergmann and Aaron Heilman.
It’s breakout time, BMac!!
April 18th, 200910:27 am
Well,looks like the haters have to find somebody else to hate.Who do we hate now,Campillo,the lefty,probably Reyes if he has a bad game.Wow maybe we need to hate Mc Fann or KC.Lets find somebody!I know-DOB.
April 18th, 200910:30 am
Gonzalez isnt finding any new friends on this blog either.
April 18th, 200910:31 am
Yeah, it is time for him to break out of his slump. If he struggles again today I think it is a little more than a slump. By the way, how do you bold something?
April 18th, 200910:33 am
I think having Ross around will help this team get out of the funk they are in.
April 18th, 200910:36 am
McFann – Did you get any pictures of this eye race? I like those sausage races!
Loaf Garret on a blackberry from a luxury hotel in Pittsburgh
April 18th, 200910:39 am
Oh hell the game starts in 2 hours? Gotta run, I’m late and I still gotta get a cab for the WildThingz.
April 18th, 200910:43 am
But its early right,
We’re only 10 games into the season…we have to remember that, and we are still at .500. This team will be fine…out starting pitching is much better than last year and how hitting will get better…I want this team to win now as much as anybody but the season isn’t lost because we lost 4 in a row.
April 18th, 200910:44 am
flange1- Hope you don’t have a stroke playing golf as you wished some bloggers would.
W. T. Sherman
April 18th, 200910:45 am
It’s too early to worry or read too much into stat’s yet both happen over and over…….
April 18th, 200910:52 am
is there anything worse than being hungover, hurts too much to get out of bed, can’t find the darn remote, and i’m stuck with that’s so raven on the tube? Horrible
April 18th, 200910:54 am
Chipper Jones(one of the 3 best switch hitters to ever live)turns 37 this Friday. I don’t think Chipper ever partook of steroids or HGH. With the knowledge that you can see the obvious deterioration in some guys who no longer can use the stuff(The “Pudge” who is now a “Slim’), and with the aging process now NATURALLY occuring in some DH types–Why in the Hell would the Braves give a 3 year extension to someone who has a demonstrable recent history of brittleness?? Name ONE MLB player–before Steriod Era started–who ever became HEALTHIER and better as he got older?? Name ONE person who has been in GOOD shape his or her entire life who got HEALTHIER.
Chipper Jones is going to break down MORE, NOT LESS!! As he gets older the injuries will go from being silly to more serious. This may have been the DUMBEST contract extension in sports history!! What other pro franchise has given a 3 year extension to an aging superstar who misses considerable time and whose extension will take him through the age of 40??
This wasn’t a contract extension. This was a Lifetime Achievement Award for a guy with one less World Series Championship ring than Jeff Conine.
LT- A Blogger
April 18th, 200910:55 am
Lets go Jojo!
After last night, I am afraid he could pitch the game of his life and still lose.
Good to see JJ look so sharp, and that game would’ve been entirely different if Kotchman’s ball doesn’t break a couple inches off the line. But hey, teams playing poorly never get the breaks do they?
dogsbrekky – Isn’t that two wishes?
April 18th, 200910:57 am
Adam LaRoche, 1B
Andy LaRoche, 3B
April 18th, 200911:02 am
Dear CB, It is silly to hate players. Just as in all sports and all businesses, if an entity continues to put people in a situation where they have proven they can’t perform, isn’t it more justifiable to blame ownership/management rather than the person being sent out.
A Big 4 CPA firm hires a horrific CPA. The CPA botches up audits and continues to cost clients and bosses money. Is it the responsibility of CPA to say “Hey, I’m doing a bad job. I don’t deserve the 125,000. I’m walking away”??? I don’t think that is happening and I don’t blame the CPA for taking the money, now the CPA firm I have a lot of trouble with.
April 18th, 200911:03 am
Hope JO-Jo has a great game and gts more help than JJ.
Josh Anderson 308av. with Tigers for all you Josh haters.
“THE sky is NOT falling,” “the sky is NOT falling”. Lets all keep saying it and maybe it will be true. Let’s all close our eyes and wish that “Tinkerbell lives”, let’s click our ruby red slippers and say “I want to go home again,” “I want to go home again” and maybe it will come true. Nobody panic! It’s a long season,let’s all keep saying it, and maybe we’ll find our way back to first place, maybe we’ll hit in the clutch, maybe late in a close game we can come from 1 or 2 runs down and win, maybe a pinch hitter will drive someone in. Maybe our relievers can keep it close late. MAybe CHipper want get hurt again this year, maybe Gonzalez will get his 95 mph heater back again instead of his 91 mph straight ball. Maybe Kotchman will start producing at the plate. Maybe we improve defensively and offensively to compete with the three good teams in our division. I’m still wishing but that’s about all it is at this point. Heres hoping that I’m wrong and all the faithful optimist are right!
April 18th, 200911:04 am
Escobar and Chipper both out of lineup again — Chipper expects to play tomorrow, lot of progress since yesterday. Escobar is possible tomorrow, bordering on likely, it sounds like. Also had progress since yesterday.
Lineup is skeleton crew, again. Probably shouldn’t let ‘em score more than two or three runs, Jo-Jo.
BRAVOS on Saturday:
1. KJohnson, 2B
2. Infante, SS
3. Anderson, LF
4. McCann, C
5. Kotchman, 1B
6. Francoeur, RF
7. Prado, 3B
8. Schafer, CF
9. Reyes, LH
This is not about numbers……..nobody is saying we are mathematically out of it……..we are just not showing we are capable of getting on a dog fight with the marlins…… phillies and muts have major issues with their SP, but they sure can hit………. we also can hit, but I dont see no WILL…….thats the most important issue here………of course they can all say……”man of course we want to win”………..but there is a big difference between wanting to win (all 30 teams want that) and working extremely hard every game and before games in order to do that……. The desire is not there or at least they dont show it up very well, maybe they all are good poker player.
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