1:47 pm April 17, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 17th, 20094:07 pm
Good q, Anders… I’ll guess Aaron and Mays. Although part of me wants to guess Julio but I don’t think he was playing before 20.
hank aaron and robin yount
Well, in the interest of full disclosure, David Wright doesn’t travel time. Space and time do David Wright’s bidding.
Well, same thing, to the layman. And Wright doesn’t like to embarrass Stephen Hawking by articulating the technical difference.
Everyone knows these things, Anders, try to keep up.
It is Ty Cobb & Rusty Staub
What 2 MLB players are the only one’s to hit a HR before the age of 20 and after the age of 40?
Its gotta be Andruw Jones. He’s really 41
April 17th, 20094:08 pm
never mind my last post, made no sense
MLH -Did you watch the game or look it up?
April 17th, 20094:09 pm
Trivia questions are no fun with the advent of the internet. Before the internet, you could post a trivia question on the blog and no one could look up the answer.
April 17th, 20094:11 pm
Is Griffey 39 or 40? I would guess him if he’s turned 40.
Before the internet, you could post a trivia question on the blog and no one could look up the answer.
David Wright has the answer before you pose the question.
And invented the internet.
Neither, I had heard it somewhere before.
Derekdude: Thanks I can never abbreviate double play to the catcher anymore.
I was almost right on my predicted lineup, except i had Kotchman hitting 6th and Prado 7th. Anybody needs anymore expert predictions for your braves or whatever, just post me a comment.
Loaf Garret, keep em comin!
Staub and Cobb it is.
April 17th, 20094:13 pm
We simply cannot win with that line up.
We need Omar leading off with Kelly batting 3rd. Prado 2nd.
That lineup is sooooo lightweight it’s not funny.
April 17th, 20094:15 pm
TnBrian: What will happen to Boyer?
April 17th, 20094:17 pm
Aaron was 20 when he hit his first HR, 42 when he hit his last.
Mays was 20 by a couple of weeks (born 5/6, hit his first HR on 5/28), 42 when he hit his last.
Julio Franco was 24 before he hit his first HR, 48 when he hit his last (oldest player to HR in MLB history).
Wayne in Utah
Is Junior over 40 yet?
According to baseball referrnece Gary Sheffield did it by about 3 months hit 4 homeruns as a 19 year old and he obvisoulsy has some as a 40+ year old
April 17th, 20094:18 pm
Anders, it’s harry dick/semour butts as my final answer.
April 17th, 20094:19 pm
Before anyone quips that “Al Gore invented the Internet,” remember that David Wright invented Al Gore. He also reads your thoughts.
Braking News Braves just signed Barry Bonds to a 3 day contract to help put some pop in the lineup until Chipper and Escobar can return.
April 17th, 20094:20 pm
April 17th, 20094:21 pm
Evan- Take your beef up with the AFLAC Duck. He brings the questions to the games.
April 17th, 20094:22 pm
Well, N Nine, Blain will be DFA tomorrow…duh, that’s obvious, but what isn’t obvious is that the Rockies will sign him to a minor league deal and he will regain some control/confidence and pitch well. This will lead to some of the bloggers to bash Braves management for not being “patient enough”. Most will agree though that Bobby gave the guy more than enough chances.
April 17th, 20094:23 pm
Chop Chop – you’re on a roll this afternoon! Good stuff. I’m laughing at my desk and trying not to look psycho to passersby!
Can someone on the team by Escobar some braces? Please help the beauty of America!!
W. T. Sherman
April 17th, 20094:24 pm
April 17th, 20094:28 pm
Sheffield turned 40 on 11/18/2008 and hasn’t homered this year. Griffey doesn’t turn 40 until 11/21/2009.
Haha wasn’t trying to hate or anything I just thought it was interesting one of those fact checker guys got the question wrong.
rhett- lay off yunel! why don’t you “by” some english lessons?
April 17th, 20094:30 pm
chop you are funny in a crazy way!
April 17th, 20094:31 pm
DOB, Have you ever been to a Modern Skirt show?
Yunel had a choice:
Yellow tips or braces.
He chose unwisely.
O’Brien – were you trying to be funny by bringing up Boyer’s 40.50 ERA in the same string of sentences you were talking about how he’s out of options and the Braves would have to get him through waivers?
If another team did happend to claim him, the Braves should send them a thank you note. And a condolence note too, I suppose.
Fact Checking Guy
April 17th, 20094:32 pm
Evan- Don’t quit your day job.
April 17th, 20094:33 pm
I have a tough decision to make for tonight…do I go to modern skirt concert or North Mississippi Allstars concert? Any help?!
Speaking of David Wright – You fellas realize he has a 9 game hitting streak to start 2009? Yanks should never have moved from the hallowed hall. Records will fall now.
April 17th, 20094:37 pm
Chipper is aiming for Sunday against lefty Zach Duke. Possible he could pinch-hit before then, depending how it feels in the cage. Still got swelling, though it’s not as bad as two days ago and the bruising isn’t as dark (I didn’t see it yesterday, so I’ve only got two days ago to which to compare what I saw today).
April 17th, 20094:38 pm
neither concert watch your braves take down the pirates!!!!!
April 17th, 20094:39 pm
Be assured the Yunel injury will be addressed in Braves kangaroo court….
Corky: no, I have not seen a Modern Skirts show….
April 17th, 20094:40 pm
Braves go DOWN Friday night. Ok, that’s not what I said in my blog (bucco-blog.com) but, hey, I figured if I came over here and posted a short quip I might be able to turn Lady Luck around in our favor.
All hail Casey Kotchman!
Luck dudes and dudetttes..
WOW the ajc has already put up a poll on who will win the division is everybody jumping the gun these days?
April 17th, 20094:41 pm
DOB: has yunel said whether or not he will continue to jump up and down in the on deck circle?
April 17th, 20094:43 pm
We all love the “double pits” thing, and wish we could be like MariettaDipsht, coining cool phrases…using them with wit, wisdom; I mean those words are good for every occasion! Huzzah to you, DumpsterDerrick.
Can someone please tell me how Chipper got injured?
Loaf Garret on a blackberry from the poker table in the Pittsburgh visitors clubhouse
April 17th, 20094:44 pm
Kangaroo court is no joke!
April 17th, 20094:45 pm
DOB, when you walk in the Braves clubhouse, is Bobby intimidating to any of you? He seems kinda moody and if asked the wrong question would let you know about it.
CorkylikesBeer, my usual advice would be to listen to better music. However, such a comment would be rude. Therefore, my advice to you is simply this: flip a coin.
(Note: If the coin lands on edge, drink copious amounts of Everclear and attempt to crash both shows.)
April 17th, 20094:46 pm
brent a seriously??
Every time a Centre College reference is made, please be sure to note that it is in Danville, KY. It just makes me smile more that way.
April 17th, 20094:47 pm
I just missed it.
I was traveling last week and out of the loop a bit.
Can you seriously tell me how he got hurt?
JasonInFL (Formerly ME)
two more dingers for ludwick today…
April 17th, 20094:49 pm
What would my hero and idol Corky Miller do in a such unique situation?
April 17th, 20094:50 pm
Chipper apparently jammed his thumb during spring training. He re-aggravated it against the Phillies, missed a game, came back, and then re-aggravated it again against the Marlins.
They should hold a kangaroo court for KJ’s play yesterday. “ahhh, I couldn’t see the ball and this is the worst place to play during the day! I swear your honor, I’m a good second baseman that plucks his eyebrows…I mean, that really works his craft.”
Can someone please tell me how Chipper got injured? (brent a.)
Thumb wrestling David Wright during the Baseball Classic. DW has incredible thumbs!
April 17th, 20094:52 pm
We understand if you were traveling to a place that had no newspapers or TVs or radios of any sort, but come on man, really? You cannot take the time to look it up really quick? He injured it by being jammed on an inside pitch. There, want me to fluff your pillows for you as well?
BTW, i was just poking a little fun, but I didnt mean anything by it, lol
Corky would drink a beer, think about going to one of those shows, drink some more, think some more, and drink some more. He would eventually say “**** it” and pass out on the couch during the Time-Life infomercial with those douchebags from Air Supply.
Voice of Reality
April 17th, 20094:53 pm
Hey Marietta”Dork” why don’t you post something useful or take your double pits back to the nursery school blog! It’s played out! Move on!
Anders, how would you know DW has incredible thumbs? What have you been doing with DW lately?
April 17th, 20094:54 pm
Thanks original Jon.
I really was “out of the loop” last week. I saw his swing against Florida, but had no real sense of how the thumb was originally injured.
Jammed it in the Spring and has already messed up again like must have injured it Wednesday during bp cuz i was at the game Tuesday no problem brent a glad i could help im sure somebody already beat me to all of this
Good one Anders!
Someone posted yesterday on how Chipper’s thumb might feel swinging a bat… WOW, it does hurt! Spread your index and thumb apart, while pressing in between the two, try and touch the thumb and finger.
Brave the Storm
April 17th, 20094:55 pm
Corky likes beer – if you’re still around, the modern skirts are pretty good in concert, guaranteed to be lots of girls there, the music is very accessible and easy to listen to. nothing too spectacular though.
April 17th, 20094:56 pm
Might wanna put “together” on the end of that last sentence.
Chipper sure does find ways to hurt himself…I guess he needs to be more careful. Hooters wings cures a lot of ailments. I wonder if he got some hooters if that would make him feel better….
April 17th, 20094:57 pm
DOB – what are the chances of KJ’s error at 2nd yesterday being addressed in kangaroo court?
me either brent a all in fun
April 17th, 20094:58 pm
Robin Yount and Rusty Staub would be my guess.
April 17th, 20095:00 pm
By the way, I can’t remember if it was one of our TV or radio guys who mentioned this, but Bobby Cox said that he had a similar injury to Chipper’s during his playing days. Bobby apparently went on to say that the injury didn’t really get better until after the season. Let’s hope the medical advancements of the last forty years can help prevent Chipper from sharing his skipper’s fate.
April 17th, 20095:01 pm
Chop, no more wit to be displayed today. I’ve found that it only encourages the wit-challenged (Anders and others) to try their hand, and the sadness of those excruciating attempts…well, pretty much makes one want to hurl. Let’s not have that, shall we?
Anders mom right now
April 17th, 20095:02 pm
Anders, I bought you a hungry man dinner for the big game tomight. I even found your lucky underwear that you wore in 2000 when the Mets were NL champs. They’re a little holey, but luck is luck, right?
April 17th, 20095:05 pm
April 17th, 20095:08 pm
McFann, whatever happens tonight, at least you can rest easy knowing your boy has a good matchup tomorrow. He’s 9-for-14 with three homers against Ian Snell, tomorrow Pirates starter.
Even if we sweep the pirates…….we are still a team with lots of question marks……..going 9-0 on this road trip will only mean that we are good…….but not a team that is capable of putting away the better team…….just like the marlins showed us. I wont be convinced until we win series like……..cardinals, muts, more phillies, cubs and Dodgers……..and of course……marlins
April 17th, 20095:10 pm
“Chop, no more wit to be displayed today.” (so many witty (to me) replies come to mind, but I’ll refrain)
Chipper needs to be sat (grammar check?) for as long as it takes. The only thing worse than major injuries that keep a guy out a long time are minor ones that aren’t allowed to heal and keep a guy out a long time.
I know all the games count the same, but it’s April. If you’re gonna play your star player hurt, wait until July or August to do it. Please!
April 17th, 20095:11 pm
Dont misunderstand me……..of course going 8-1 or 7-2 on this road trip will be just excellent, but I wouldnt get very excited about it (pirates, nats, reds)…….beating the nats will proof even more that we are better than last 2 season but we need more than that.
April 17th, 20095:23 pm
bravethestorm, where did you see modern skirts?
Chipper will get a steady diet of bust ‘em in fastballs until he proves that thumb is healed. He’s better off letting it heal up rather than pushing it imo.
April 17th, 20095:30 pm
David Wright and David Wright, Anders. He can be two people at once and time travel. Chop Chop
I hear he freed the slaves.
April 17th, 20095:32 pm
DOB – if they take up Yunel’s injury in kangaroo court…are they all going to hop and risk injury??
April 17th, 20095:36 pm
Yunel will just have to wear Phil Stockman’s ‘roo nads for the rest of the season. That should keep him healthy.
April 17th, 20095:37 pm
Still waiting on Blayne Boyer is a Tub of GOO to post, now is your shining moment! Blayne Boyer in a game = should come with the bucket of baseballs and the screen infront of him!
I wouldn’t worry about Chipper, but pretty much any game without Chipper and or B-Mac in there, Braves are going out at a huge disadvantage.
Garrett Anderson – so far…a bust. Money well spent:look: He just looks finished (as far as getting any decent production out of him).
Jordan Schafer will come around. He’ll struggle, but he’ll come around. I still believe he’ll hit around .280 with 15HR and 65-70RBI before it’s all said and done. I just wish that he’d try to steal some bases (once he gets on, lately he’s not been on). Braves will once again lack in the SB department…playing Bobby Ball, waiting on that 3 run Jack every other inning.
If JJ pitches well tonight, and the pen doesn’t blow it, Braves will have a great chance. If the Pirates score more than 4 runs tonight, forget it. Just can’t see this lineup beating anyone’s number 1 starter…not even the lowly pirates.
April 17th, 20095:38 pm
Oh, and MariettaDerek…SHUT UP already with your stupid saying from the commerical! Quite annoying.
April 17th, 20095:39 pm
Chipper should let the thumb heal. Those kind of injuries can be nagging if not given enough time to heal from personal experience. They can handle the pirates without him. Yunel might be another story though – the kid was on fire.
April 17th, 20095:40 pm
Man, can a guy get a break? That Hooters thing happened what….. ten years ago? Let it go. The man has behaved himself and been a good role-model for the most part, all of his career. As for the trolls that think he should be dumped from the team. He is the face of this franchise, getting ride of him would be a revenue killer. If you think we have a poor payroll now just imagine what the loss of revenue from reduced attendance at the games would do for the bottom line of the franchise.
Load brain before shooting off mouth.
April 17th, 20095:45 pm
I never understood why everyone was upset about Chipper finding a new girl. It darn sure ain’t unusual. All is fair in love and war.
Blaine Boyer makes a good target
April 17th, 20095:52 pm
O’Brien wrote: “But all it takes is one team to decide that he’s still reasonably young and has a power arm that’s worth taking a shot at…”
I agree. Blaine Boyer is worth taking a shot at.
Piston – Chipper’s gonna have to hear about that for the rest of his life (so are we). Granted we all do stupid stuff sometimes, but when you’re on the big stage, and there’s fans from 29 other teams that don’t like you, it’s never gonna be dropped.
April 17th, 20095:53 pm
DOB: Unfortunately, i did not start to become a braves fan until 2006, and did not experience any of the great years w/ great pitching.
however, since then–last year–and this year–our pitching has been dismal. i know bobby is not one to fire a guy, but when do you think frank and bobby will realize we may need a new set of name plates in the pitching department??
Blaine Boyer is INDEED a tub of goo
April 17th, 20095:54 pm
Remember – you heard it here first. Last year.
April 17th, 20095:55 pm
“Blaine Boyer is worth taking a shot at.”
Someone brought it up earlier but it’s worth repeating – Dayton Moore is a sucker for former Braves.
April 17th, 20095:59 pm
Can anyone in the SouthEast please tell me if tonights game is on in HD??? Thank you!
April 17th, 20096:05 pm
I agree as well.. Boyer is worth taking a shot at.. With a gun that is.. J/K LOL..
April 17th, 20096:06 pm
Some dark corner of my mind hopes that if Boyer does get released, the Rox will pick him up and let him go hog wild in Coors Field. It would be ironic since Mike Hampton left CO to go to the….Braves. Too bad he took his enormous contract with him.
Alright…as much as I’d love to stay here and overreact with everyone (”Kotchman’s batting THIRD?!? Why don’t we just forfeit??”) I’m going to watch Seinfeld and then catch the game. Enjoy, everyone!
I’ll try to think of some clever, hilarious comments to post later.
April 17th, 20096:07 pm
Wayne LaPierre: nicely played.
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