1:47 pm April 17, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 18th, 20095:23 pm
I think the braves should never read this blog.These people that say Bobby needs to go must not be very old and certainly not braves fans.The braves aren’t playing good right now and I don’t always agree with Bobby but in the end it’s HIS team not mine.This is what is wrong with this country and the younger generations,it’s always what have you done for me lately.DON’T THEY HAVE SOMEONE TO INJECT IN THEIR MINDS WHAT RESPECT AND LOYALTY MEAN!!If Glavine comes back and stinks it up you don’t boo him but you have respect for all the blood sweat and tears he gave us during the good years.Bobby is the same way in my opinion, due the respect for what he has done for us over the years.How many of you think that when your nearly 70 yrs old that you could manage a mlb team and catch a flight every 3 or 4 days and sleep 4or 5 hours a night sometimes?I hope you “braves fans” are all ashamed of yourselves. tomorrow we’ll get em !!!! Go Bobby and Go BRAVES!!!!!
April 18th, 20095:24 pm
Thought the eye that was giving Mac trouble was his left one, but your story says it is the right…am I just misremembering?
Coach (Skip and Pete will be missed)
April 18th, 20095:25 pm
N8, your 4:48 post makes sense for the most part. But, whether one loves or hates Bobby Cox….the man is an institution and a living legend.
The Braves will never fire Bobby Cox and I can say that with ONE HUNDRED percent conviction. The man will retire before it comes to that.
If it comes to tanking an entire season or tanking Bobby Cox….well, we already know the answer to that question.
The Marlins are 9-1 and the Metro muts just won. Our Braves are now in third place. Exactly where the EXPERTS said they would be.
As for the decision to go with Jo-Jo Reyes or Tommy Hanson. SHEER STUPIDITY at work. YOU WIN with the best, going with anything else is just ignorant.
April 18th, 20095:26 pm
oldschool-I call it the Sitcom Syndrome-everything has to have a solution in half an hour that leaves us all laughing gleefully.
April 18th, 20095:30 pm
I’m disgusted with this and I’m not sure who or what I’m disgusted. It’s a trying time to be a Braves fan. Chipper hurts his thumb and sits, Yunel hurts himself warming up in the on-deck circle. WTF… Great stat on today’s game relating ot the Braves record with and without Chipper. Sorry but I think Garet Anderson is a bust…. Diaz is not a viable player (IMO). I think our answer should have been moving Kelly to LF (he is a liability at 2B) and finding a 2B with an average bat. Kelly has done all that has been asked of him, he just isn’t a 2B’man. Frenchy is the brightest star at this point. I know, I know, it’s early…. But what do we have to give us hope? Kawakami?
Glavine? Sorry, but it’s time to cut our losses and try something new. Lowe can be our ace. JJ will carry his load. Vasquez is a fine #3 for us. Bring up Hanson. One good move was the waiver of Boyer. Shafer is paying his dues, but I think he’ll be fine.
I blamed Cox all last year like manyof others. Cox is not the only problem, altho no other manager would be given the free pass he has been granted. With our young pitchers, we need a PITCHING COACH.
The Braves have talent, just needs to be utilized better.
My vent for the day – thanks to those who read it.
Frank from KS
Hey, Bulls beat Celts, Game 1.
I think w/o Garnett….the Celts may be in trouble…..even playing the Bulls.
April 18th, 20095:31 pm
On Fox, they were talking about the Astros holding a press conference about the future of their manager. Well, that just shows the Astros actually care about wanting to contend. What does this facscination with Booby Cox say about the Braves??? Hmmm…I think the last 3 years says it all, right there!
April 18th, 20095:32 pm
just wait til about june and you’ll see this team do good and Hansen will be here around then coach
April 18th, 20095:33 pm
The Braves need a shake up before it’ to late. If it means letting TP & McDowell go, so be it. This team has no life at all. They need someone to light a fire under their @ss. and I don’t think BC is the right person. He’s not going anywhere. I am so sick of C. Jones. Why would anybody in their right mind give a 37-38 year old a contract extension with a history of injuries. It’s just plain crazy. Bad management.
April 18th, 20095:34 pm
the pitching coach does’t pitch and no pitchin coach can defend against no offense
April 18th, 20095:35 pm
Dixie Doggie – Ned Yost? Ned Yost? Who is he coaching for right now? If he was better than Bobby he would have unseated him earlier this decade.
April 18th, 20095:36 pm
This sarcasm isn’t directed at you, my friend, but, you’re saying the Braves can lose 25 games in a row and still want fire the old fool? I can believe that. It’s sad that management is so stuck in the past. Pathetic!
Will they keep Cox when there are only 5,000 people at the Ted night after night? Probably so. Sickening, just sickening. I feel effing helpless!
April 18th, 20095:37 pm
Bobby Cox is on a one-year contract. No matter how bad things might get, he will not be fired during this season.
(Whether you think that’s fair or not, that’s the way it is.)
April 18th, 20095:41 pm
Sometimes, a change of scenery works wonders. Other managers who have not done well in one city have done well in others. IMO, anything is better than the status quo hell well having to endure now…
Dixie Dawg, our Braves lost 90 games last season while Jeff Francoeur was left to languish in RF. He played 155 Games, totaled 599 at bats. Hit .239 with 11 HR’s.
Does that answer your question?
April 18th, 20095:42 pm
It really is interesting when we think about Frenchy’s potential turnaround… Did he work with Terry Pendleton? hmmmm, NO! It was a minor league hitting INSTRUCTOR wasn’t it? Strange when the facts don’t impact decisions. What is it when you continue to do the same things the same way and expect to improve results? Stupidity? or what was it?
April 18th, 20095:44 pm
YANKEE STADIUM MUST GO!
Yankee stadium has a hard rock cafe. Great. Now we can pay 20 dollars for a crappy hamburger. Fantastic.
April 18th, 20095:46 pm
Isn’t it maddening to have to read through the “Let’s fire Cox now!” and “This team stinks!” year after year whenever the Braves go through a bad stretch. (Even back when we were winning divisional titles). I’m as concerned about the team as anybody, but for goodness sake, you’d think we were mathematically eliminated already.
April 18th, 20095:48 pm
As for Josh Anderson, the speedster is hitting .308 in part time duty. Why? I just gave the answer.
He is the perfect fourth outfielder. Plays all three outfield positions, is a good defensive player, adds the element of speed to a line up when needed and leads off.
The acquisition of Garret Anderson cost the Braves the above analogy. This is directly on the shoulders of Frank Wren.
Logic and Reason
April 18th, 20095:49 pm
Or, teabag manifesto, you could….just eat somewhere else.
I guess it would be safe to say “Nuff Said!”
Frank Wren's shoulders
April 18th, 20095:51 pm
Hey dude I’m old, don’t put either Anderson on me, the veteran or the one who’ll be bagging groceries at Publix in 3 years.
April 18th, 20095:54 pm
WOW! 19-2 Indians! I’m feeling better by the minute!!!
Random @3:59 pm if you’re still around
Been washing car – you’re note makes my point / 2 times better served to bunt runner over & didn’t
DOB – regarding sarcastic comments against those who have concluded McCann going on DL – case of pot calling kettle black? When is that signing of Griffey to the Braves going to be announced?
April 18th, 20095:55 pm
OMG! 20-2 Indians!!! I’m in Xanadu!!!
Reason and Logic
By the way, it is SUPER classy to repeatedly bring up Chipper and Bobby’s past domestic troubles from many years gone by. Who knew the bloggers were perfect beings of such superior morals?
With fans like you all, who needs the Mets and Phillies trolls?
DISSENT MUST GO! THE STATUS QUO MUST STAY!
Oh it is indeed maddening when you are a sheep and you just want to keep eating the crap that the powers that be want to keep feeding you and someone is complaining that things aren’t exactly right. But after all, you are a sheep and the world is a nice place and it will take care of you and Bobby Cox is a kind, Santa Claus of a genius who will bring you presents and make the boogy man go away. Buy more Braves merchandise! Watch more Fox baseball broadcasts! But the stuff you see advertised on television! Baa! Baaaaa!
April 18th, 20095:56 pm
I had Victor Martinez on my fantasy team last year. He was hurt, couldn’t hit for any power when in the lineup, and hit 2 HR all season.
He now has 4 HR for the Indians in twelve games. I guess he needed to be healthy.
April 18th, 20095:58 pm
funny – braves season ticket package down to $3 a seat – how low can it go?
April 18th, 20096:00 pm
If this keeps up, pretty soon the justice system will have the convicted people sentenced to watch Braves games! That’s pretty inhumane right there!
April 18th, 20096:02 pm
Wow, Teabag Manifesto makes me miss Marietta Derek.
April 18th, 20096:04 pm
Do the Yankees have enough outfielders to pitch the rest of the game?
CABravesFan, it’s his left. Thanks.
Dixie Dawg – fair enough, fair enough, The explanation as to why he would be better didn’t deserve a BOOYA I take it. just kiddin man, don’t get all riled up
April 18th, 20096:05 pm
Braveheart, The guys you mentioned had to be forcibly removed from a starting line-up. Brett was trying to slide with hemerroids. None of those guys were injured sleeping in the Plaza Hotel.
You know what–Keep him on the roster!! You love him!! Great!! Play one man short with a battered pitching staff reducing options. Hell, let Brian and Chipper miss 10 games and play with 23.
I’ve heard of FANaticS, and the blind loyalty to people who wouldn’t give you the time of day, but this Chipper thing has dialed it up to a new level. Smoltz called him out in 07 and he got back in the line-up. Trust me, if he was hurt REALLY bad,it would not matter if General George Patton had called him out.
Someone a while back was correct, Brian is “crazy” for playing with blurred vision. I’m betting Brian, Ty Cobb, George Brett, Bobby Clemente ALL would have played with a bruised thumb.
I didn’t realize that being a Bobby Cox supporter made me a sheep. If I’m not mistaken, you are entitled to dislike him and want a change, and I’m entitled to support him. My point was that this blog, above all others, turns so quickly from one thing to another. One second all is well, the next hell has broken loose. It’s mildly amusing at first, but more and more I find myself simply scrolling to see only DOB’s postings because of the level of sheer absurdity the blog goes too during a rough patch. No hard feelings though my friend, and I’ll keep my eyes out for Bo Peep
April 18th, 20096:06 pm
After Barf Bag nite, then it’s Braves’ Toilet Night. First 500 fans to enter gets a free Braves toilet with a Bobby Cox blow up doll sitting on it!
April 18th, 20096:07 pm
I’m telling you people, Bobby is not the problem, TP is! Heck, I’m really not that sure McDowell is a problem either, so I take back my earlier comments. You can’t blame McDowell or Cox for the injuries and guys possibly being mentally weak out there. TP has got to GO! Isn’t it obvious how inconsistant the hitters have been, especially the last two years, and now it’s leaking into ‘09? That’s not a coiencedence, that’s more than likely a coach not being able to communicate or whatever. NONE of know exactly what TP does or doesn’t do for these guys, but results speak loud enough to know.
I ain’t mad. Just frustrated with the “Dooky Boys!” You’re cool!
April 18th, 20096:08 pm
And, I forgot to mention, a Snickers would be included in the toilet!
Bring Me the Head of Francisco Cabrera
April 18th, 20096:10 pm
Will Ohman just pitched the Dodgers out of a hell of a seventh-inning jam against the Rockies.
BOBBY COX MUST GO!
Bobby Ball will hereafter be referred to as Judy Ball.
It was originally supposed to be called Punch and Judy Ball but it turned out to be Punch-less.
April 18th, 20096:13 pm
“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”
braveheart, haha, I thought you perfectly described “hell” on your earlier post. However, now I’m starting to think that reading some of these current posts are the “true hell”. I think I’ll leave now and remove all my bodily hair with a blow torch. That seems more enjoyable.
Unfortunately, think TP is in line to replace Cox when he retires
April 18th, 20096:14 pm
April 18th, 20096:17 pm
8 IP, 0 runs, 5 hits 13Ks.
Ned Yost? Ned Yost? (Frankie K)
good point. Ned is Bobby with even less clubhouse control. It amazes mt the hate directed at Cox and the utterly stupid recommendations for his replacement. Like Lew said it’s the sitcom generation addled even more with ADD. FIX IT NOW> I CAN’T WAIT ON ANYTHING. NOW!NOW!NOW!. As I’ve said B4 and Scoots said today, the new format has turned it into a chat room with all the bedevilment that entails. Negativite posters feed on each other till it’s no fun at all to come on here during a game or within several hours of the end of a loss. Not that there aren’t some good new posters, but we need another blog for during games with no children(of any age) allowed.
rob from sc
April 18th, 20096:19 pm
Watching Jo Jo today, he ate Left handers up with the fastball/changeup. However RH batters ate him up. He needs to use the changeup more to right handers. He impressed me today
April 18th, 20096:21 pm
Oh My God!! I just remembered the line drive he took off the batting cage. No !!!!!!!! He’s not injury prone and fragile, he is a regular Cal Ripken, Carlton Fisk, Mickey Mantle–doing his best to get in the line-up with his body wrapped in a bandage.
Smyrna Jim @ 6:02 – Beat me to it.
April 18th, 20096:22 pm
Teabag Manifesto makes me miss Marietta Derek (Smyrna Jim)
probably one and the same Jim. along with the goo guy and likely several others. Might even be Lou Vales since he beats everything into the ground too. Aw likely not Lou.
April 18th, 20096:25 pm
Bobby Cox made a mistake and I believe he is sincerely sorry and has never stopped making amends to his wife. I really will cut you slack if you do your best and try to get out there, but this fiasco will soon assume national attention. I know I’m doing my best with messages to commentators who will eat this up like a crepe on the Left Bank.
mfinBrian321 (formerly TnJeff04)
April 18th, 20096:26 pm
varoadrunner (5:30 pm): “I’m disgusted with this and I’m not sure who or what I’m disgusted. It’s a trying time to be a Braves fan. Chipper hurts his thumb and sits, Yunel hurts himself warming up in the on-deck circle. WTF… . . . . Sorry but I think Garet Anderson is a bust…. Diaz is not a viable player (IMO). . . . I know, I know, it’s early…. But what do we have to give us hope? Kawakami? Glavine? Sorry, but it’s time to cut our losses and try something new.”
I wish I’d said that.
Also, they should get rid of Boyer!!!
April 18th, 20096:27 pm
Since the game was blacked out in my part of no. FL today, I spent the afternoon on the dock with frequent on-line game check-ins. Yikes!!! Another serious beat down today.
These are professional players, right? (maybe with the exception of Shoeffeur, he needs a little more major-league playing/seasoning time, to be fair. He’ll probably only have to run into the cf wall and see the ball bounce halfway back to 2nd before he realizes what “play the carom” means.) These past SIX games have to be frustrating for all concerned. See the ball, hit the ball. Seems so simple even a caveman ought to be able to do it. And they do get to use the club of their choosing, too.
Looks like LaRoche brothers had a lot to crow about at their bar-b-que for family, teammates and former teammates this afternoon. Might even try to set back Chipper’s thumb a few days after getting him to try out Adam’s new 40lb pull compound, or asking Yunel to join in a spirited game of Hooker Twister. Yeah, that’s it…….
C’mon guys, strap on those leotards and come ready to play tomorrow. Don’t let those GA girls show you up.
Steve from OH
Vales–what fiasco are we talking about?
April 18th, 20096:28 pm
I don’t even know why I bother to respond to Vales. Such an exercise in futility. According to you, Cobb, Brett, Clemente had to be forcibly moved from a lineup, YET they missed about as many games OR MORE than Chipper in their 30s?
I’m also guessing your fat, old arse hasn’t ever played baseball. That bone bruise at the base of your thumb hurts like a mofo. It really feels like your entire hand is gonna explode every time you make contact with the ball.
I broke my thumb twice playing baseball. Once when I was real young and my dad was trying to teach me how to catch the ball with two hands. I made the mistake of sticking my free hand in front of the mitt and broke it. The second time, I made the mistake when I was a teenager of sticking my hand up in front of a fastball coming at my head. Breaking my thumb hurt bad, but, honestly, broken thumbs didn’t hurt anywhere near as bad as the few times I would get deep bone bruises on my thumb from getting jammed or hitting it off the end of the bat. You bruise that thing just right, it will linger on forever if you don’t rest it.
But I guess to you, Joe Dimaggio was nuthin’ more than a dago finocchio for missing 30 games a year in his thirties when he came back from WWII with nuthin’ more painful than the bone spurs in his heels that Hemingway wrote of in Old Man and the Sea.
April 18th, 20096:29 pm
Statement of Kenshin Kawaakami on the “goo guy”:
“Hearing of ‘goo guy’ in Japan. Comments much remarked on Japanese baseball talk shows. In Japan referred to as ゼリードーナツ guy. Meaning somewhat similar to jelly doughnut.”
April 18th, 20096:30 pm
Not Lou!!! When Lou is on a mission like this he does not need help. On my way to Atlanta I called in to the Clemson radio station that does the Braves games and speculated the last injury had occured while he was engaged in foreplay. Host seemed to find it quite amusing. It’s strange how the people at that station and the one in Spartanburg all literally HATE the Braves. Think that is because of seeing some guys pass through greenville??
Thanks, Mixxo. Far be it from me to opine seriously, but I find it interesting that there is a confluence of opinion to fire Bobby and Roger, and bring in Leo. Leo is Bobby’s staunchest supporter, so that would be an interesting situation. Also, I would like to posit that it’s possible to consider Bobby a great manager, and to respect what he’s done and continues to do, even while having periodically (and, sometimes, moreso) disagreed with him over the past 15 years on roster, lineup and in-game decisions. But, hey, where’s the fun in that? (Although I suspect the haters would still consider me a lover).
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
April 18th, 20096:33 pm
Will Ohman just had an RBI single…
Now that is bad. I’m taking on Ricky Henderson talking in the 3rd person. I apologize for that.
’ve heard of FANaticS, (Lou)
so have I and man you are one of them. you get an idea going and you can’t STFU about it. You make a good point sometimes but you are so f’n obnoxious about it for so long that people forget the rightness and hate you for your demeanor. What the hell is that all about? You don’t seem stupid so why the continued attempt to alienate everybody? You can’t seriously believe that repeating the same thing over and over again in an escalating anger is gonna change anybody’s mind do you. If so you need to study some psychology. Indeed it wouldn’t hurt you at all to do it anyway or perhaps see a shrink. I used to read your stuff, but now i flinch when I see your byline. You’ve taken Coach-itis to a whole new level, dude
April 18th, 20096:36 pm
TNJeff, well as long as TP is keeping his “expert” opinions on hitting to himself, than we should be fine. It’s strange how Chipper, Mac, Francoeur all get advice on hitting and when they’re getting out of whack from their dad’s or hitting coaches from other organizations. TP does voodoo on our hitters to make them inconsistant.
April 18th, 20096:37 pm
nolie, thanks. we need more lectures. you are righteous.
April 18th, 20096:39 pm
I’m exhausted. This level of blogging requires a respite. I could say I hurt my right index finger and will be day to day, but that would be untrue.
Sweep the Nats starting Monday???
April 18th, 20096:44 pm
Good to see the Ugandan contingent back on the blog!
April 18th, 20096:45 pm
Nolie, can you understand how I would view the level of misplaced loyalty towards someone who was called out by Smoltz as craziness?? You’re rigtt I should just walk away but that there are people in a major metropolitan city who have not crawled all over this guy is NUTS.
(4)Detroit—Oh Hell, what Major League baseball city would this guy not be ripped by every member of the media?
Maybe Arizona and Seattle.
April 18th, 20096:47 pm
what is it that makes so many people think that obnoxious is cool? It’s simply a symptom of emotional immaturity. low self-esteem and a need for attention. nothing cool about any of that. but keep it up it does give me an opportunity every so often to feel self-righteous and we all need that. right? de nada
April 18th, 20096:49 pm
If Chipper wanted to be selfish, he’s already got guaranteed money coming to him over the next four years. All a selfish guy would worry about are two things: 3000 and 500. To reach those two counting stat milestones, he’s gonna need to be out there. A selfish guy would keep throwing himself out there everyday even if he was too hurt to be out there, even if he sucked and someone else would be better out there, just so that he could reach those milestones.
If all he cares about is money, why doesn’t he ever seek more than he does? If all he cares about are his stats, then why is he sitting, when the only stats that should matter to him now are 3000 and 500? Could it possibly be because he’s truly hurt?
April 18th, 20096:50 pm
“It’s simply a symptom of emotional immaturity. low self-esteem and a need for attention.”
thanks for explaining yourself nolie. your apology to the blog is accepted.
Braveheart, if you want to talk reasonably and use logic, I think you’re in the wrong place…
April 18th, 20096:52 pm
TNJeff (5:54 pm): “Been washing car – you’re note makes my point / 2 times better served to bunt runner over & didn’t”
Wasn’t arguing with you — just giving the info you requested.
(Please, please keep that URL.)
If I was going to take issue with your “point”, I’d say it would have made more sense for him to bunt in the 8th (with a PH on deck) than in the 5th (with the pitcher on deck).
I think it would have made precious little sense for Schafer to sacrifice Prado to 2nd in the 5th inning with JoJo coming up to bat. And it would have made NO sense at all to take JoJo out for a PH after only 4 innings, 15 batters, 61 pitches and 1 Earned Run.
So your “point” that Schafer should have bunted in the 5th has not been made — at least, not by me.
If I were Phily, I’d be very worried about Hamels. They mentioned last night on Baseball Tonight…that it’s still spring training for him due to all the weeks he missed early.
Even so, he doesn’t look right at all.
April 18th, 20096:54 pm
Braveheart, you make too much sense. It seems Chipper gives more than he receives if you ask me.
ne rien –
April 18th, 20096:58 pm
Geez, the Yankees and their 190 million payroll gave up 14 runs in the second inning against the Indians today. Summary:
S. Choo homered to deep left center, T. Hafner and J. Peralta scored
A. Cabrera singled to center, B. Francisco scored
M. DeRosa doubled to deep right, G. Sizemore and A. Cabrera scored
V. Martinez singled to right, M. DeRosa scored
J. Peralta doubled to deep center, T. Hafner and V. Martinez scored
A. Cabrera homered to deep right, J. Peralta, S. Choo and R. Garko scored
G. Sizemore homered to deep right center
Lou Vales-What level is that? Basement?
“1,776 comments ”
April 18th, 20097:04 pm
will ohman just walked on water…
folks, get over it. he was offered, he turned down that offer, braves moved on.
lets talk about viable options from here.
April 18th, 20097:07 pm
Why are Buck and McCarver going on about how much the ball flies out of the new Yankee Stadium? How do we know that after three games? Could it just be that the pitching over the last three games has just sucked? Maybe it is a homer haven, but only time will tell, not just three games filled with bad pitching. BTW, I hate the New Yankee Stadium. It seems too clean, too corporate, too big, too devoid of personality. The old stadium was a bit of a nasty dump, but the new one, outside of the pretty facade, kind of looks and feels to me like it has all the charm of the new Comiskey (at least from what I’m seeing through my television).
But its early.......LOL(Doc H.)
April 18th, 20097:11 pm
Cant put more horse s____ into the sac………we will have to wait…….this is painful………all those emotions about the start of the season and wanting to watch the braves are gone. Hope this changes real soon
Maybe the braves will score a run tomorrow.
April 18th, 20097:12 pm
They wanted a stadium to match the players, Braveheart.
April 18th, 20097:14 pm
I can see why you wouldn’t want to talk about Ohman, o bitter todd h. Braves tried to lowball another valuable reliever, and you’ve seen how they’ve “moved on” — they’re paying a much steeper price with a bullpen that sucks.
As for our viable options, they’re too depressing to discuss.
I admire you guys who are able to inject an informative or entertaining post in the midst of…this. I thought page 18 might be far enough down the road from the game today, but I guess not. Good rant by nolie, though (Couch, I started to say “Preach it, brother!”, but that felt too much like impinging and infringing, LOL).
I’d say we need new addendums to the RROE, but, I don’t get the feeling that our more recent contributor additions would find too much joy in the ole RROE. Just spitballin’, here.
Braves need a winning streak in the worst way. Not for them…for me, LOL. So I can have a little easier time finding posts to read, that don’t come off like a two-year-old in the grocery store denied a box of Cocoa Puffs.
April 18th, 20097:18 pm
I don’t know what to think about this team, coming out of spring training and the first 6 games we looked fine , now we look like the worst team in our division. I don’t really believe we are, but I can’t imagine a team being more inept at scoring runs than the Braves. I know our big dog is hurt and Mr. Clutch Escobar is hurt but for crying out loud. We suck! No one can get a hit or a dinker or infield hit with a runner in scoring position to save their life. It’s early in the season but it’s gut check time. This team by in large is the same team that lost all those one run games last year. Some say unlucky I say it could be something in the psychological makeup of the team. The Pirates have a good young team but we made them look like world beaters and I don’t believe they are.
I say we bring back RROE, kegs of Beast, and zubaz pants for the rookies
April 18th, 20097:21 pm
I know it’s early but the braves are showing that their line up doesn’t have the punch needed to win the division. As I said before the season started…….THEY WILL FINISH 4TH IN THE NL EAST.
April 18th, 20097:22 pm
It makes me feel good to see the Yankees being hammered. It just reminds me, that’s it’s just one ball game, and I know they will be competitive at the end of the season. I have the same feeling with the Braves.
April 18th, 20097:24 pm
Look, no one likes to lose, but you guys are going overboard with the crtisism of Mr. Cox and the entire coaching staff. Our lineup is solid and have been matched up with very tough pitching these two series, and Jones/Esco really hurt! Garret is a pro and Kotchman has yet to show what he can really do, so a little patience please. Need I say anything about how impressive Jeff has looked? You know good Mac, Yunel, KJ, and of course Chipper are.
The pen will get sorted out once they call up Medlin and possibly another, and Moylan/Soriano look to be back on track a bit, especially Rafy. Gonzo hasn’t been given enough opportunities in CLOSER situations to show his dominance in ‘09. It’s easy to get down, but our fortunes can change pretty quickly.
April 18th, 20097:26 pm
Corky Miller playing today. He already has 2 hits this season with a 400 AVG, now he is 3 hits shy of a carrer high.
April 18th, 20097:27 pm
Saw State of Play last night. It was okay. Could have been better, but it was entertaining.
April 18th, 20097:28 pm
Thrill, I’d go for that! Unfortunately, I’d wager that most of the folks who could benefit from your scenario probably don’t even like BBQ and banana pudding, and they sure as shooting wouldn’t abide by the RROE, LOL. I’d even go so far as to say, “You can put THAT **** on the bubblegum card.”
April 18th, 20097:38 pm
I saw Our American Cousin.
April 18th, 20097:41 pm
ncscoots, you’d be playing with house money for a long time after that keg goes dry. I’m out – ya’ll have a good night, and remember that the Braves losing isn’t the worst thing in the world. We’ll get them tomorrow.
hey I know its early in the season and trust me I haven’t given up on my Bravos yet. But what about this new slogan for when they play on peachtree tv instead of Braves play here! what about….Braves SUCK here!! all in fun
April 18th, 20097:46 pm
I agree with whoever said the Yanks gettin’ hammered kinda makes up for the Braves mess today.
April 18th, 20097:48 pm
Possible McCann to DL with “blurred vision”? That might be more laughable than my DL stint for “inability to pitch”!
April 18th, 20097:49 pm
Jordan Schafer leads the league in K’s…good call on Josh Anderson!
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