10:19 am April 21, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
April 21st, 200911:03 pm
wow! we stepped up again tonight! we choked it up! 14 years of playoff baseball and only 1 world series! now, we arent good enough to get to the playoffs so we can choke. instead, since we suck, we can only choke the only way we know how….runners on 2cd and 3rd with no outs and cant get em in! we are the best!
By the way, talk is cheap (mine, yours, and Matt Diaz’s).
I have grown very tired through the years of listening to players talk about what is or is not acceptable, what they will and won’t let happen, etc.
I fully expect the Braves to be upset with their performance. I fully expect that the Braves think they are going to turn this thing around.
But, until this team begins to execute (something it hasn’t done very well in years), then they can blah, blah, blah all they want. Fact is, everyone can say they want to improve, that they want to win, etc.
Good teams execute. Bad teams can only talk.
Chop It Up All-star
Yeah, I’m not the biggest Bobby Cox fan, but I don’t see how anyone could blame him for this lost. The team had everything it needed to win the game tonight and they just didn’t execute. Give credit to Washington…I guess.
According to DOB its all Schafers fault
April 21st, 200911:04 pm
Nats going for Sweep
Bobby dumb as a bag of rocks
gobravos004…..where are you from in Alabama? I am originally from Opelika. If it gets too rough for you, let me know….we will convert you to a Nats fan! There’s not much difference; the Nats have a Braves flavor to them (Kasten, Pat Corrales, Langerhans, and even had Sutton for a while).
Fitting comments from a guy who is contributing little to nothing in the wins and more than a lot in the losses. So, you think Matt that you could keep the ball in front of you at the VERY least? I know you’ve lost weight but you still aren’t the fleetest of foot. This game tonight is exactly why I’m not wasting my money on the mlb package. 2nd and 3rd and NO OUTS, and you don’t AT LEAST tie the damn game AGAINST the NATS of all teams. Terrible baseball – poor fielding, lack of patience at the plate and crappy baserunning. Awful, just awful. This team is lucky to be in 3rd place.
Stone Cold Steve Austin
BOBBY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS PLAYERS…THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE…BECAUSE STONE COLD SAID SO!
Rex in Effect
After a 5-1 start, what is the worst thing that could happen over the next 8 games? Well, you have seen it. It’s a long season, but hard not to see the similarities between what’s happened in 2008 and so far in 2009.
The Braves have got to start hitting. 4 runs or less in 7 of the last 8 games (all losses). WOW!!!!!!!
I see that we are losing again and all the rude little bastids are here asserting THEIR right to make as many negative posts as their egocentric bitty brains want, and ignoring as usual any other posters’ right to enjoy the blog. Spoiled rotten brats with miniscule attention spans and entitlement issues. Damn shame they don’t do what they are always threatening to do and quit following the Braves. Can’t wait for the damn season to end already, and that’s a damn shame.
God save America when these young azzholes grow up and run the country. Not that we have to worry about any of the mental midgets on this board ever amounting to enough to affect anything. Takes more than an IQ of 88 and the attention span the size of a gnats azz to get into that position. They will probably just spend the rest of their miserable selfish existence ruining things for their betters of which there are many.
April 21st, 200911:05 pm
I’m gonna be moving outside of the Braves’ viewing area this summer.
Sadly, this team is making my decision regarding the MLB ticket (on-line or otherwise), pretty easy.
This will be my first time living outside of Georgia since TBS quit airing the Braves. It’s actually going to be quite sad not having the Braves every night for the first time in my life; but, this team is sad.
I hope they turn it around.
In fact, I think a trade for a bat may come sooner, rather than later.
Frank from KS
Anyone got a broom handy?
Oh wait, maybe the Nats already have one…..(Lol)
Doc Holiday (But its early......is it?)
You do bring Norton if you are bobby cox………….because you are mentally insane.
Your comment is accurate.
And you would have to agree on KJ too…………he has to be benched……..Prado is hitting well………..bench KJ…………he is way to comfortable (as JF). He doestnt feel the pressure (neither does JF) that he has to perform in other to play everyday…………. the job is his……….
Play Infante and Prado more frequently at 2b and you will see how KJ with take that next step you all think he has already taken………he just needs to feel the pressure.
Same goes for JF……..let Diaz play RF, even if he does not have a great arm……….or let infante play RF…………those baby braves are a cancer to this team (except for Mc)
They all feel they have earned something like if they were part of a royal family and the crown is theirs………thats why they dont perform like men………..they are little babies born on gold cradles. Let them earn things and thing will change
Thats why infante and prado perform. Thats why Diaz performs………. theyare trying to earn a spot.
April 21st, 200911:06 pm
Actually Gonzo could have swung for himself or better yet Jair. I truly believe that he comes through in that situation.
BRAVES...the gayest team in baseball
ladies and gentlemen….your 2009 braves:
booby says at end of great campaign…”we are improving.”
Bring the kids up tired of seeing these old crotches do nothing in clutch situations
Did you guys realize we filled up page 13 in 11 minutes? LOL , Braves are in recession…..
cue the theme from the BAD NEWS BEARS.
constanyly goes through my head while watching this collection of players.
mbatl, it IS Bobby’s fault!
He is the one who decided to keep Norton instead of Josh Anderson (who is hitting .353). He is the one who KEEPS putting Norton up to bat in key points of the game while better hitters languish on the bench.
Goodnight, McFann. Hey, we gave it our best shot. Unlucky, for Yunel’s drive to a “right-at-em”.
April 21st, 200911:07 pm
Jake, I agree with you on everything except you saying it’s not the coaching. Well, it is! I mean, a team making so many mental errors isn’t T.P.’s fault or any other coaches fault, but…. awww the hell with it. Norton is a vet and KJ has been around long enough to know to be patient and wait on their pitch. I still don’t think TP works well with these hitters. Too inconsistant, but baseball can be a cruel game.
I take it back. Although I am very angry, I actually have a serious question. Has Gonzo been demoted from the closer role? Thats the second time ive seen him in the eighth to preserve a lead. It may be nothing, but since I havent seen the braves have a lead lately I havent actually got an answer. ( I have him in fantasy and would really like to know)
I can tell you something…………if this was tom lasorda managing……..you wouldnt see yunel nor kj in the lineup tomorrow………thats how you treat underachievers………..you put the pressure and make them earn the spot.
Run Heap Run
Where was David Ross? You cannot be serious. You made me drop my phone when I read that. And blaming Norton? I mean…what? Anyway….I should’ve already closed this laptop. Night all.
April 21st, 200911:08 pm
MDBravesFan….why are you a Braves fan? Why don’t you support the home team? I am originally from Opelika, Alabama, and was a lifelong Braves fan until DC got a team. Since I also live in Maryland now, I vowed to support a team it one moved here, and I now own season tickets to the Nats even though they currently suck. We gotta convert you….BTW, where do you live? We are in the Waldorf/Accokeek area.
I guess the optimist will put a good spin on this one. I’ve been a die hard Braves fan for 44 years but this team is hard to watch, as was last year’s team. A team with no “magic”, a team with lots of talent but no “heroes”. A team that gives away runs both defensively and on the base paths. A team with no soul. My, how long ago it seems that night that Jordan Schafer scored that winning run, it seems like light years ago. A team that aroused everyone’s desires so early and made us at least for a moment think, “This could be the year!” Now only the eternal optimist can really believe that this is a team of destiny. Go ahead guys, give it a spin and tell us once again how early it is.
whats cox got to do with it?.. hello norton 0-11 this season yea thats who we want up in that situation.. where is jordan schafer.. oh wait hes in the 8th spot the fastest on this team.. good managing.. bullpen pitchers brought in at the wronggg times…yea really good not.. wow.. dude ur naive.. wren and cox are the disease on this ball team and no one gives a crap.. and then the players congrats on a job stunk it up.. should I go on?.. bobby cost us this game along with some stupid stupid players.. does he get in there faceee noo not at all. hes too fat and kind to do so… have the guts that manny acta does and come out publicly and apologize to the fans for the joke and pathetic efforts of his team.and make a whole list of changes.. but cox has no balls and no passion at alll… he sits there and scratches his fat head… i could manage this baseball team better than he can.. 2nd and 3rd no one out.. they were giving them a run and we get zip. no one could do the little things.. this team cant do anything little..
April 21st, 200911:09 pm
Tony Almeida , okay, maybe not “best hitters” but top of the lineup. Quality hitters, okay? And no reasonable choices on the bench.
My point is that it’s not Cox’s fault that hitter don’t hit, that we get thrown out on the basepaths, that our starting pitchers usually throw 100+ pitches to get through 5 innings, that we bounce balls off our chests in the field, that we can’t hit a fly ball with a runner on 3rd, that our best pinch hitter swings at pitches that almost kill the opposing catcher who’s diving to prevent a wild pitch, that our catcher throws the ball into center field – and for the most part, that all just tonight
Just not a good baseball team.
S-Q-U-E-E-Z-E………….get the tying run in…get Schaefer to third…how hard is that?
Oh…but then none of the Braves can bunt then can they?
The Braves of old never had a problem getting the man from third home with nobody out. But the last two years, it’s been like pulling teeth trying to get somebody to put the ball on the right side of the infield or hit a sac fly. It hasn’t just been one guy, it’s been everybody. But what’s the constant? Terry Pendleton. He’s gotta go. Bobby Cox’s teams traditionally got that runner home, but at least twice in the last two days alone, the Braves couldn’t get the runner home (Diaz bailed everybody out yesterday with a two-run home run after Kotchman and Francoeur looked like Little Leaguers, popping out and grounding out weakly). The Braves have lost an inordinate amount of one-run games in the last two years and this surely is a large reason.
this is a reason to panic , when we lose series to the Nats and Bucs, and get swept by the Marlins, and then they forget how to just hit the ball for a out, it’s just rediculous. Diaz just needed to stay in front of that ball which is a basic rule of the game. its embarrasing, to watch us lose to a team that refers to every other team as major leagurs as if the NAts arnt in the majors. We get runners on 2nd and 3rd 0 out our team should have been pumped and should have known they had the game in the bag.
April 21st, 200911:10 pm
Brent A may be hitting on it. This team has no spark, they are afraid to play. The whole is way less than the parts. Runners on second and third no out ninth innig and can’t advance one of them again the asolutly worsw team in the majors. The bBraves just don’t seem to want to win. I’ll be at the game tomorrow and they will probably win 15-2 ( you know it is mandatory to give up a couple of bases loaded walks) and talk about how good they are—-boys one 2 out 0f 6 against two bad teams ain’t good no and you can beat the fillies all uear and it don’t matter.
Time to bring in Joe Morgan to manage
If you think Norton, Johnson, and Escobar are our 3 best hitters, you’re as clueless as Bobby and Terry in that situation…
First and foremost, Infante sat rotting on the bench and should’ve been used instead of “weak, way past his time” Norton…Kelly at this point is a lost cause because there’s never any accountability for his 0 for 20 slumps he gets into and Yunel’s hard hit ball would’ve scored Matt, if it had been 0 or 1 out (and yes, it would’ve been past a drawn in infield), but we have Kelly leading off, which once again proves my point about him being the lead off hitter and coming up in key situations in which he ultimately 9 times out of 10 fails.
That being said, I ultimately blame the coaching staff as this whole thing seems to be a virus that catches on to every player and every living being because we’re too complacent and could care less about “just one game”. We make way too many mistakes that they teach you in Fundamentals 101 back in A-ball and there’s no accountability whatsoever.
Something needs to be done and now or this season will be just like 08,07,06….blah blah blah…in fact, its already starting to materialize into such…
I say that all well knowing it won’t happen because the only way that old man and his inept staff get out of Atlanta is if he croaks in the dugout during a game…
I am embarrassed! They should be embarrassed! They owe us the fans much more than what they are showing…and Ive absolutely had it with this organization…I will most likely be cancelling my MLB EI, my trip to Atlanta, and my trips to various other parks to see them play…
If they don’t feel like placing a better product on the field and they don’t feel like placing better management in the dugout then I feel like I shouldn’t have to waste my hard earned money on a lost cause!
rob from sc
First off, Schafer has what it takes to be a star. He make adjustments. His swing was under control all night.
Second, our team continues to suck at doing the things that makes a team a winner. We have too many players who suck. Norton and Kelly didn’t adjust to the situation. they didn’t need a hit. Bad baserunning, bat fielding. Time for a change in the complete coaching staff. Make Eddie Perez the manager.
April 21st, 200911:11 pm
Lannan is pitching tomorrow. IF the kid is on, it could be tough on the Braves.
Eric from MO
Everyone who blames Cox for bringing in Norton, dont forget he was clutch last year and was the best pinch hitter in the N.L. last year. Obviously its 20-20 but just remember there was a reason to it. If you dont like it fine, but he wasnt insane.
just read my name
April 21st, 200911:12 pm
Can’t put this on Cox, or TP. These are not children, they are professional players and they shouldn’t need a coach or a manager to tell them what to do in that situation.
The Braves are pressing right now and they are not mentally tough.They don’t have any veterans that can go out there a get big hit after big hit like TP did in 91.
That said, I don’t see the point in giving up right now, or telling us every day you’re giving up but you’re still here.It’s as if some want to be here just to make things more miserable than they already are.
I really thought we would win more games from the Pirates and the Nationals.
Rob in Mobile
April 21st, 200911:13 pm
Eric in MO, I totally agree with you. The lack of accountability in this organization over the last several years is stunning. The Braves keep changing characters, and yet the results stay the same. The constant threads throughout this lull are Bobby Cox and Terry Pendleton (not to mention Roger McDowell), and I would suppose it’s the Braves’ “patient” approach that keeps them in uniform while their players flounder year after year. Bobby Cox is not too much of an icon that he can’t be made an example of, but the Braves’ brass apparently don’t feel that way. It’s a shame that the talent this team has in the bigs and in the minors is being squandered because of the lacking approach of the coaching staff.
April 21st, 200911:14 pm
Difference in the game? They got their runner on third with less than 2 out in; we didn’t. This team sucks something horrid.
Infante (the guy who didn’t play and therefore didn’t let anyone down) is now the superhero who would’ve won the game for us. Okay. Hindsight… yeah. Gotcha.
Cox played this game right. The players didn’t.
Ryan in TN
This sucks!!! When will Wren and Bobby figure out that Matt Diaz, Kelly Johnson, and Jeff Bennett are not good Major League ball players. They couldn’t get anything for KJ this winter because .260 hitting mediocre second basemen come a dime a dozen. Nobody would want Bennett so they are stuck with him and Diaz couldn’t catch on with the Rays or the Royals so that in its self is self explanitory. Time to make some moves I don’t care if it is 15 games in, if they wait until 60 games in like Wren says they will be 30 games out with a top 10 payroll. This is the worst bullpen ever put together by the braves even Gonzales makes the game an adventure when he gets in. We will finish 4th in the division again if they don’t do something, just like a few years ago when they could have signed Bob Wickman in the offseason, but we decided to go with closer by committee. We lost the division by 5.5 games and it was soley because they didn’t have a closer who could get outs.
Pulling for Smoltx to pitch vs braves in June. Man will that be a home game for the away team considering the braves will be double digits behind the division leaders by then.
Is it 2010 yet?
Yunel's Frosted Tips
No fundamentals, no leadership, no managing, no fire, no accountability, Bobby Cox is full of sh*t again on the postgame show with his excuses for everybody, and the Jap got a raw deal with poor defense as well.
Go Lakers and good-night all!
Braves getting swept tomorrow?
Inexcusable, but not unlikely.
Start looking for a bat Frank. Please.
April 21st, 200911:16 pm
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What A Joke
This is on Norton, KJ, and Esco in that order.. All 3 of them had a golden opportunity to get the tying run in and they failed.. At least Schafer did his job so maybe he will get a little slack now.. He is young, but he came through when the team needed him which is more then I can say for the veterans that followed him..
Man I hate the Nationals… I have o watch their broadcast and believe me. With Rob Dibble and that other guy, its better off on mute.
Sorry – meant to hit refresh – apparently, enough rum.
My offseason wish list…(figure we can go ahead and start talking about it…)
Pick up Hudson’s option
A new 2nd baseman that can hit consistently
Bobby retire (I have the utmost respect for Bobby, but we need an energetic manager that can shake things up)
A new hitting instructor
And a LF with some power!
I think Gonzo still is the closer but since we haven’t had a close situation in so long Bobby was just trying to get him in a game.
TnBrian I was just saying this game it definately was not the coaches fault. The players are just doing the stupidist things out there right now. I still believe its more the players than the coaches. A lot of these guys just aren’t ready for the big situations and I think its more mental than physical. I compare it to closing. There are some who want to take the ball in the 9th and some who don’t. I think its the same way for hitters sometimes. Some want to be in that situation and other are intimidated by it. Yunel didn’t get it done this time but i would still take him in that situation more times than not.
Just looked at the schedule…..after the Braves tomorrow, the Nats go to NY and then Philly and get a four game homestand against the Cards. Not a very good lineup there. I foresee 6 or 7 losses there.
April 21st, 200911:17 pm
I’ll say it again…I don’t know what’s more painful to watch. The Braves or Brian Jordan’s postgame.
And if Bobby had used RH hitting Infante against RH pitching Hanrahan, and Infante had failed, you guys would be even more over yourselves than you already are.
April 21st, 200911:18 pm
I didn’t ask this question till late june last year.Does ANYBODY think this team can compete ? I don’t, Bobby Cox can’t get players to perform anymore..he’s finished, he just doesn’t know it.
Now for Diaz, he postures and makes a silly statement.Then he committs a game killing, stupid play.Unfortunately this game has been typical of The Braves going on 4 years.
zephyr8….do you live near DC? Just wondering where you get MASN.
Choppinmama, I’m afraid that Carroll, short of dispensing a tub full of valium, won’t be able to prevent the negative bloggage that will appear here the rest of the night.
April 21st, 200911:19 pm
believe it was diaz that said the Nats only good pitcher beat them in the first game. well now a subpar pitcher aided by a diaz blundering defense from the braves has beaten them. How will the braves manage a loss tomorrow?
All I know is – this team has a will to lose and lose it will
We just lost a series to the biggest disgrace in pro sports (besides the Lions)
April 21st, 200911:20 pm
zephyr heres why i will tell u we have sucked against the pirates. the pirates play small ball and have speeedd. they steal bases.. wow they have players who play with passion.. I was at the game on sunday even though we won that game those pirates didnt quit… wow 1 win out 7 games.. just embarrassing.. if u steal bases thats a different mentality the other team has to be aware of.. but we have no speed whatsoever.. they dont have power hitters they do the little things and do them well..and has a manager who doesnt believe in it.. and the nationals you know just want it more.. they are tired of being the scape goats.. now the braves are entering that realm..
Jeff and Rob in Mobile-
Thank you for pointing out as I did something that those with the “rose colored Bobby Cox” glasses just don’t see…
Obviously you just don’t get IT….Infante is clutch, puts the ball in play, and is hitting over .300.
Greg Norton strikes out a TON and hasn’t had a hit in an MLB game since last September…
Hmm…who would I rather have up…
You sure you aren’t Chino or Brian Snitker?!
If anyone has noticed, it doesn’t matter who is on this team….the players faces keep changing, but the constant since 06 has been:
They ALL need to go!
April 21st, 200911:21 pm
mbatl – So you would choose Norton over Infante in this situation? Norton hasn’t even gotten a hit yet this season. That in itself can put more pressure on a player in my opinion.
Bobby Cox is going to live to be 100 and insist on managing the Braves until he dies.
And even if he doesn’t have a single above .500 season, he will have his appolgist who just don’t understand that when a team isn’t performing to their potential, the manager has to take responsibility for that lack of performance. It works that way in every major league city I know of, just not in Atlanta.
mbatl, no doubt about Infante. This blog would be at page 16 with all the irateness(think that’s word) if he’d failed in that spot. Those kinda things happen, but it just puts more salt in the wounds when it’s a team like the Nats.
Hey, at least Fla. and the Mets lost!
The Marlins are in 1st place…why?…They were in the exact same situation that we were in 3 times, AND WON EVERY SINGLE TIME….
We can’t even get a run in…Jesus Christ..
The good news is… It’s a long season.
The bad news is… It’s going to be a long season.
April 21st, 200911:22 pm
BTW….on a better note, since I live in the DC area, I don’t get much Falcons news. Any good news going on for my beloved Birds? We aren’t REALLY trading for the KC tight end are we? Isn’t he old and pretty much washed up? Looking forward to football season already. I see the Falcons are playing the Skins this year….I wish it was up here so that I could get tickets to see them. Hopefully, they beat the heck out of the Skins.
April 21st, 200911:23 pm
How many times can the Braves fail to bring in runners from third with no outs??? It defies logic that you can fail to score in that situation every time…it’s unreal. I’m sorry, but KJ sucks. He can’t field and he can’t hit. I’m sorry I wasted $170 for Extra Innings.
April 21st, 200911:24 pm
This team continues to implode…a four year regression now. It is indeed time for a fresh change in coaching/management.
Tom O’: yeah, I know, but darn it, she has a responsibility to at least TRY, unlike some other persons that we’ve all been watching for the past 3 hours!!!!
Since I don’t have valium, an ambien will have to do. ‘night all.
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
April 21st, 200911:25 pm
Atleast there is no panic in these Braves!!!
It’s not that we lose that bothers me,it’s the way that we lose that is so discouraging. Score 3 in the 1st and get shut out the next 8. DId anyonw really believe Norton would do anything positive? 0-11 pinch hitting this year. If you are Prado how can you get thrown out at 3rd with 2 out and Chipper batting? Back to back errors by Chipper and Diaz. Kelly pops up, Escobar at least hit it hard. Another sucky loss I guess Bobby will say we hit alot of at’em balls.
April 21st, 200911:26 pm
So can we get rid of Norton now? He obviously can’t get the job done.
Erod…..you are correct. The Nats should have swept the Marlins here in DC. If not for the bullpen, the Nats would have a pretty decent record right now.
Good freakin’ grief… the indignity of having to fend off a SWEEP at the hands of the lowly Nats… we bolster a rotation, “hope” on a patch-work (and stitched-up) bullpen, and now we can’t hit AAA-A level pitchers in a near-empty stadium. Great.
Fire Terry Pendleton; if there’s ONE constant in this now years-long malaise, its that our offense underperforms in long spurts, and even when we do score runs, key components (like Francoeur in ‘08) struggle and show no progress.
Sure, we’ve missed Chipper awhile, and BMac a few games, too; but folks, it’s not like Martin Prado and Dave Ross WEREN’T hitting in their stead…
…and Francoeur’s resurgence isn’t even attributable to ANYthing TP did w/him in the off-season, either.
We have for-average guys (Garrett, Kotchman, Chipper, KJ, Yunel, BMac, Diaz) some of whom have power ability (Chip, BMac, Francoeur)… on paper, we SHOULD have enough to score more than THREE FREAKING RUNS against the effing Nats.
Fire Terry Pendleton. Thanks, TP, for all ya brought us in the early ’90s. It ain’t the early ’90s anymore.
April 21st, 200911:27 pm
Losses like this one suck because the Nats also played dumb baseball. You don’t want to out-stupid your opponent in order to earn an L.
Tony Almeida – what right do you have to an opinion – you killed Jack last night!
April 21st, 200911:28 pm
Kelly Johnson has the name of, and plays ball like, a girl. No offense, Carroll
No, Bobby will just downplay it as “just another game”…and that “there are lots of them”….Also he will pat Norton and Johnson on the back for their superb efforts in the 9th….
You know, classic Cox BS.
i just thank GOD…Hanson, Heyward and Freeman are just a year or two away
Goodnight all. It was fun. Thanks for putting up with a Nats fan on your forum. If there is any consolation, I absolutely love the city of Atlanta, and the Falcons are still my team!
April 21st, 200911:29 pm
Aight You Guys I was away Tonight What Did I miss…? Apparently I wasn’t able to watch the game, but judging by the fact that we have dropped 2 of 3 to the AAA Nats, I would’ve probably gotten Violent tonight watching the game….
What were the Main Reasons Why we lost…? Was it poor fundamentals on both the offense and defense or, Did Our Feast or Famine, Bobby-Ball Offense lose it for us…?
It’s Time the Leader of this team call a meeting and let these guys have it…!
April 21st, 200911:30 pm
I sure do hope that trade for a bat does come soon. We could use it. Looking at Ryan Ludwick’s stats makes you sick.
April 21st, 200911:31 pm
I’ve felt for a couple of years now that the Braves need to realize that the past is over and trade all their big-contract veterans for prospects like the ‘98 Marlins did, suck for a couple of seasons, and come back strong carried by young players. I wasn’t a huge fan of this offseason, but after the first week of the season I was hoping maybe I was wrong, Frank Wren knew what he was doing and these Braves would be contenders after all. Ain’t looking that way right now. Hopefully this turns around but if not it’s not too late to begin the true rebuilding project this team has needed for a few years now.
Bill in VA
Just came from watching game on MASN. What did you all do with Carroll?? Is she on the 15 day DL?
April 21st, 200911:32 pm
Braves are a great Spring Training team when playing minor league rosters and no pressure.
What would it take to get MLB to lengthen Spring Training and shorten the real season?
I don’t know how much longer we can play like this and not have anything changed. How many years in a row have we seen that Braves not produce with RISP? How many times have we seen the Braves’ run production per game look something like 1, 0, 2, 1, 1, 0, 37, 0?
For this long, you can’t keep blaming it on the players.
Smyrna Jim, I tried that “alternate” refresh button, myself, a few days ago. Got the same result.
We stink . What does that make you/ At least we have the brains to have no expectations. You guys still think it it is 1995>
oh good…they’re replaying the game if anybody wants to watch.
Another thing that sucks is how FOX runs those “24″ previews that give away what the storyline will probably be for the next week.
(I’m calling the 24-hour TiVo/DVR rule. If you don’t want to know what happens, stop reading.)
When you have Jack Bauer seemingly dying of a seizure on the ground at the end of the show, how can you show him interrogating a hospitalized Jonas Hodges, who took a pill to commit suicide? How the hell can you just give that away? It takes some balls to do that, but “24″ is pretty easy to figure out most of the time. About the only crazy twist we could have this year is that Jack actually does die, but next season (Kiefer Sutherland re-upped for Season is a Jack Bauer “blast from the past” that details some kind of incident that happened years before the first season of “24″ took place.
But don’t worry guys, Kelly Johnson will get hot in late August …
April 21st, 200911:33 pm
Good point you make there…unfortunately Francoeur has been turned into a punch and judy hitter.
Also, we haven’t won since Prado was our starter at 2b on Sunday…hmm…what does that say, other than Kelly has been downright awful on both sides of the field lately…
Changes need to be made….BUT they won’t be….just like Bobby, Frank and upper management will wait a bit too long and this season won’t be salvageable.
Maybe ol Smoltzie was the smartest one of the bunch to get out when he saw the opportunity…then again, Mad Dog did it right before we went into our downslide, so maybe he was the smartest of them all to see it coming…
I mean honestly, who else really believes TP is good at anything other than a Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest?!
Skip Would Hate This Team
BRAVES = FAIL
Jack had it coming, he pulled a gun on me.
Oh, and that’s Season 8.
I’m sure it will be cool enough for a 8), but that was not my intent.
and the comma ruined it…I give up
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