10:19 am April 21, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
April 21st, 20096:48 pm
Same weather pattern as last night. Lightning and heavy rain in Charlottesville, aroun 3:45 – 4:30. Figure about 2.5 to 3 hours to get to stadium in DC. So, storm is right on time. Didn’t last long, though. Clear by 5 PM down here and now sunny.
Soriano now 6/6 “no runs, and at least one out) in relief appearances.
Thanks P-Town. I’m gonna rustle something up to eat real quick and pop the DVD in. I’ve been wanting to see it. Had to wait for DVD to come out because it didn’t come to any theaters near me. I’m doing same with Curious Case Of Benjamin Button as well. I already have Slumdog Millionaire and I know why it won. I also bought Doubt, good movie as well.
Fallen sick on a journey,
In dreams I hit effectively
Over a withered opponent
April 21st, 20096:49 pm
The word “strike zone”
does not translate
Haiku (in honor of our starter)
April 21st, 20096:52 pm
and bring to men a chance to rest
from looking at the opposition
I have a different take on the problem: 1) You can’t win consistently if half of your starting 8 regulars should be playing in the minor leagues. 2) Bobby Cox is proving once again that he can’t coach young players and is clueless with his choice of relievers, in other words, he knows nothing about pitching.
How come my comment gets stuck all the way back on page 6?
McFann :Ô: :Ô:
We’ll see how things go the first time through the order…if it’s real bad, Rally’s friend might get scared and go hide somewhere off-site (she’s a little more skittish than Rally).
You cann interfere a little. I’m open to suggestions.
Not that I’m superstitious.
Oh, of course not.
April 21st, 20096:54 pm
blurry eye but still seeing all
because Heap has
April 21st, 20096:55 pm
ku hai be honored
I get it bro )
boyer be gone
April 21st, 20096:56 pm
thunderstorm warning for the washington dc area…. that sucks.
has departed our bullpen
no more puddin’
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
April 21st, 20096:58 pm
Blaine Boyer FINALLY leaving was a blessing. A great, splendid blessing.
April 21st, 20097:00 pm
going to have to change your name to jojo reyes was solid until the 6th!!!
“(she’s a little more skittish than Rally).”
McFann, that goes without saying. You can tell just by looking at her. BTW, I forgot to mention in my last post. I’m very happy about Mac. Lets hope he returns to the hitter we all know he can be.
April 21st, 20097:01 pm
tarp is coming off. still think it’s raining…but the worst of the dark clouds are moving off to our right.
“Rally Turtle” hasn’t been very effective, McFann.
The team has basically sucked since that thing has been around. In fact, this team hasn’t been very good since some of us began coming to the ol’ blog. Maybe we all have to leave? Maybe that’s the ultimate slump-buster?
Screw it. I’m staying.
April 21st, 20097:03 pm
Dave O’Brien used to get really ticked off when I called Blaine Boyer a “big vat of goo”.
Where do you stand on the issue?
April 21st, 20097:04 pm
around the pond I wander
and the season is gone.
April 21st, 20097:07 pm
Oh goody, “In My Own Words: Bobby Cox” again for the third time in 24 hours.
April 21st, 20097:08 pm
I remember the rain with its bundle of roads.
The rain taking all its roads.
No blossoms and no moon,
and Bobby is drinking sake
Boyer gone means less goo jokes and more double pits to chesty.
April 21st, 20097:09 pm
Maybe if the game can get started, we’ll see a better hustle tonight.
Last night the winning Nationals run reached base on hustle by Elijah Dukes on a bobble by SS. We led off the next inning with a worse bobble by the Nationals SS, but our runner didn’t hustle and was out instead of on 1st base with no outs. Won’t name any names but he’s the RF golden boy who won’t miss any time in the lineup.
No, I am not enamored by the play of our outfield; however, I think you make your own luck by being prepared and playing every play and every inning to the best of your ability.
April 21st, 20097:10 pm
I bet we have the only baseball blog that is knee deep in Haiku tonight.
You really cann tell now that you mention it…
Yeah, here’s hopin’ about BMac! Ya know, I was thinkin’, maybe he oughta get a Holy Card of St. Lucy and hang it in his locker. She’s the patroness of eye diseases, but hey, couldn’t hurt.
Hey, the Braves have stunk real bad since I became a fann, and you don’t see me going anywhere! Just gotta keep the faith, man! We’ll ride through the dark days.
PS–You don’t want to anger Rally, because he has another friend who’s a snapping turtle…
Haikus can be lame
when on blogs
very very lame
April 21st, 20097:11 pm
The star in my
Hand is falling
All the uniforms know what’s no use
May I bow to Necessity not
To her hirelings
April 21st, 20097:12 pm
Another Rain Delay
April 21st, 20097:14 pm
Goo jokes are inane.
Like double pits to chesties.
Please, God, make it stop.
April 21st, 20097:16 pm
Tp wouldnot be my choice as the new coach when Bobby hangs it up. Tp reaLLY IS NOT A GOOD hitting caoch either. I wish Dale Murhpy could be persuaded to return to Atlanta as the new hitting Coach. And Keep Glavine as the new Pitching Coach. like in this year and go ahead and retire Roger McDowell to another team. Glavine could retire now and step right into the pitching coach position. He would be the one to get things in the bullpen straightened to win for us. And continue to keep our starting rotation going in the current right direction. And would be great to get Hanson up to us in the 4th spot, (Not the 5th spot), in our rotation. Glavine know how to win and Hanson could learn from him. Hanson is already now to start winning for us this year.
April 21st, 20097:17 pm
A lightning flash:
between the weiner stands
I have seen beer.
April 21st, 20097:18 pm
Hey could I anger the old goat “Rally? McFann!!!
April 21st, 20097:20 pm
How ’bout taking a trip down to the old, or new sporting goods store, buying a MLB baseball, sign a bogus Matt Diaz name on it, wrap it up, and give it to your son?
If the ballplayers won’t sign a ball for your son, then why keep him so damn sad? Obviously it’s been eating at you. I’m sure you can keep a secret for a while can’t you? And when your son is old enough to know that wasn’t Diaz’s sig, he’ll never forget what his dad did at the least. The father is the best role model, not pro athletes.
It sure does suck what happened, but quit yiping and take the matters into your own hands. Sure athletes can be downright spoiled at times, but for the most part, I’m sure they’re just like you and I – either upset after a loss, looking forward to going out and meeting chicks after the game or just getting the hell home to families or the Playstation. Most of these guys have no other perspective on life than baseball. Most have no education past high school, and I’m sure most are humans like you and I and take things for granted form time to time. Just deal with it, and stop your son from seeing you like this man because I’m sure he does.
Haiku For You
The winds that go -
ask them, which guy in the pen
will be next to blow.
goolitzer prize poem
Goo jokes are exquisite
Bloggers snatch them
like diamond lotus
April 21st, 20097:22 pm
The stats don’t really support what I said, although, for his career, Lowe has a 3.71 ERA with four days rest, a 4.07 ERA on 5 days rest and a 4.92 ERA with 6+ days rest (WilliamWallace?)
not all that unusual for a sinkerball pitcher. often seems like they can be too strong for the ball to sink well.
April 21st, 20097:24 pm
I’m picturing it….
Random – http://www.ghchealth.com/images/stress-cartoon.jpg
DOB (except on a board) – http://www.cartoonstock.com/lowres/pbe0150l.jpg
McFann – http://blog.talklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/one-happy-turtle.jpg
MFin04 – http://pro.corbis.com/images/42-17776045.jpg?size=572&uid=%7B79EA3D18-D54D-46B4-AF98-BF57D7792A90%7D
April 21st, 20097:25 pm
Looks like American Idol and Dancing with the Stars nite here instead of baseball…oh well.
April 21st, 20097:26 pm
can’t do Danicing with the Tards
Ok, we’re waiting out a second storm, but they think we can get this thing started between 8 and 8:05
I have counted only one actual haiku…and barely at that…
April 21st, 20097:27 pm
cant remember, is a haiku 3-5-3, 7-5-7, or what?
April 21st, 20097:28 pm
Lowe throws on 3
his ERA will fall
chuck that sinkerball
April 21st, 20097:29 pm
Francoeur = highest WAR and 3rd highest Win Probability Added on the Braves thus far on fangraphs. (WillyWally)
W A R? W P A? sounds like New Deal agencies. man everybody knows that stuff is justa bunch of new-fangled garbage. Don’t mean nuttin’. BA/HR/RBI and maybe…just maybe… OBP/OPS is all any God-fearin’ baseball fan needs to be aware of.
April 21st, 20097:30 pm
5-7-5…syllables, if you’re going by US standards.
Syllables don’t quite translate properly into the Japanese definition of what they’re supposed to be, but it’s the closest thing we’ve got.
April 21st, 20097:33 pm
Washington – Braves game…
Spring rain falls heavy on seats;
A win would be nice.
April 21st, 20097:34 pm
If they learn after every loss and especially if the learn after each blown game, then we are going to have some really smart Braves after a couple of months.
Bowman has an article up saying Braves are considering DLing Anderson if no improvement in next few days. The other day he was very harsh in his assessment of Anderson. I don’t know what the story is here bot hope it gets resolved soon.We need some help in LF.
Define The Rhyme
Actually, Japanese Haikus are strict in that they even direct the punctuation and references to the seasons. Proper Haiku form varies from continent to continent. There are no Haiku police so unless you’re a lit major working on passing a course, no one really keeps score. Most Haikus Westerners have been exposed to aren’t Haikus in the strict Asian form.
April 21st, 20097:35 pm
I used to be jealous of your job getting to travel and cover the Braves. Now Im glad I dont have to watch their crap night after night.
April 21st, 20097:36 pm
MEMO TO SELF -MUST PROOF READ!
Baseball games we watch
look different from the games
not on MLB
I have also noticed that there is no real African-American athletes on the team that we fans can connect with.(Eric from Valdosta)
sigh. is that opposed to any fake African-Americans on the team? Sigh again.
April 21st, 20097:37 pm
Carroll 2 for 2 on rain delays, DOB got away lucky.
CB_ I can see B Jones coming up someday.
18 Wheels of Love
Rose are red
Violets are purple
I like my waffles with maple surple
Brandon Jones handling the tougher righties, platooning with Diaz won’t be so bad
April 21st, 20097:38 pm
roses are red
violets are blue
im a schizophreniac
and so am i
The Braves will apparently be rubbing some elbows with Senators tomorrow. Hall of Famer Jim Bunning, a Senator from Kentucky, as well as the two Senators from Georgia Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss are scheduled to pay a visit to the Braves clubhouse to meet Bobby Cox and some of the guys.
April 21st, 20097:39 pm
Would Maddux be willing to be a pitching coach?
TP’s failure at hitting coach is because he can’t understand why others can’t do what he did; Chipper should one day be a hitting coach because he can hit for power or just slap the ball to the opposite field for a hit.
April 21st, 20097:40 pm
NO POLITICS ON THE BLOG!
That’s DOBs strict policy. He may ban you if he finds out.
Mac is back, contact.
Anderson is a booby.
Chipper: stay healthy.
April 21st, 20097:41 pm
TP cant fail as a hitting coach because no one comes to him with problems, they go to their dads or to texas
If anybody else read BOWMAN’S blog I thought it was unprofessional,but what do I know.
April 21st, 20097:43 pm
Jim Powell was goofing on Chip and Mark during the fan call in. Using a really bad southern accent he ask them to explain the infield fly rule and if roast beef was ever included in the clubhouse buffet. Plus a follow up question. Chip bit hook line and sinker. When they got to the follow up question Powell cracked up and fessed up. Paybacks are he!!.
Once was a team called the Braves,
Whose bullpen could not get a save.
They cursed and they heaved,
And they truly believed,
At the end of the night they would cave!
April 21st, 20097:44 pm
That is an interesting question: whether Glavine or Maddux would ever consider becoming pitching coaches. They both would be ideal candidates.
My guess is not right away. They are rich and don’t need the salary which won’t be that much anyway. They still have young families and I suspect they would rather spend more time with them versus the demands of the long season (including Spring training).
Maybe part time instructors for now. When their kids get older, maybe coaches.
Thanks for all that you do! Riddle me this (I’ve been wrapped up in work the last 3 days)
‘Where in the world is Dan -O- BRIEN?’
April 21st, 20097:45 pm
For some reason the : “DO IT ACAPELLA” was left out of the previous post.
(I noted that right before “Where in the world is DOB?”)
A Fly On The Clubhouse Wall
Hi Losers, meet Losers!
April 21st, 20097:46 pm
Wikipedia has informed me I should have stated “DO IT ROCKAPELLA”
Saxby Chambliss is a boob and should have no place near the Braves, and certainly no place near politics.
April 21st, 20097:48 pm
Please live up to your contract.
Don’t be Irabu.
April 21st, 20097:49 pm
Not gonna lie, the haiku thing is fun. Maybe I’m just that bored in grad school class and the game hasn’t started.
April 21st, 20097:50 pm
Radio is saying an 8:10 start.
W A R? W P A? sounds like New Deal agencies. man everybody knows that stuff is justa bunch of new-fangled garbage. Don’t mean nuttin’. BA/HR/RBI and maybe…just maybe… OBP/OPS is all any God-fearin’ baseball fan needs to be aware of. (nollie)
LOL, very true. The more I read and love all that stuff, the more I realize we don’t need it because it’s not doing anything more than verifying what we all already pretty much knew all those years from reading the three traditional stats and watching them run the bases, play the field, and hit in the clutch. But it’s always handy as an alternative argument against the fools who want to pass themselves off as so cutting edge because they think OBP is the sole measure of a baseball player, and who will never accept any argument based upon traditional stats and plain ole observation.
CB – That article is written by Jeff Seidel. Btw, what exactly was unprofessional?
April 21st, 20097:51 pm
MLBN said the game is gonna start shortly.
April 21st, 20097:53 pm
i’m hearing 8:10 game time
Frenchy hits singles
That’s a big waste of right field
We need a power hitter
April 21st, 20097:54 pm
CB – Sorry. I see what you’re talking about now. I read that yesterday and see a new one with quotes over here:
Btw</strong, I thought the Bowman piece was great. No use making excuses for a loafer.
April 21st, 20097:56 pm
Nah…you don’t wanna do that. If you anger him, you’ll have to face this.
April 21st, 20097:57 pm
Whoo Hoo Rain Delay! Any chance it will be delayed again tomorrow?
there once was a scribe named o’brien
who could whip out a blog without tryin’
but the paper cut back
and they gave him the sack
so he’s out on the road easy-ridin’
April 21st, 20098:01 pm
Hey speaking of MAD DOG MADDOX has he ever said about which hat he wears into the MLB Hall o Fame?
Carroll likes running.
DOB likes padrons.
Wickman likes burgers.
Plate discipline means swinging at hitters’ strikes, rather than pitchers’ strikes, as often as you can, regardless of the count. Plate discipline means gauging the game situation, the pitcher, how the hitter is currently swinging, and any number of other variables that might come into play. (Scoots)
no sir. plate discipline can also mean stepping away from the table B4 you eat too much. unfortunately I’m as bad at it as most as those dang ol’ Braves hitters
Loaf Garret on a blackberry hiding from his personal trainer
April 21st, 20098:02 pm
Someone tell my personal trainer he’s fired for breaking the confidentiality clause.
There once was a man named Bob Cox,
Who some say was as sly as a fox.
He would not retire,
And the Braves would not fire,
So he’s there ’till he’s cold in a box!
April 21st, 20098:03 pm
Of course the runs scored is going to be better in a conversion table with 2 on and 0 out than with 2 on and 1 out (Andy)
reading comprehension is a terribly hard skill to master, sigh.
April 21st, 20098:04 pm
Those are not haikus
Five, Seven, Five is the way
Chop Chop’s are correct.
wtf? where’s my hd on comcast? AHHH
Game time! Let’s get a little double pits to chesty with it, boys!
April 21st, 20098:05 pm
Finally got that lineup back!!
April 21st, 20098:06 pm
This game needs to start. I dont think I can take anymore rain delay haikus!
April 21st, 20098:07 pm
Limerick Larry FTW!
April 21st, 20098:10 pm
I’m with you – the blog seems a kinder, friendlier place tonight.
Chastize free zone?
April 21st, 20098:11 pm
This is why you don’t bat Casey Kotchman 5th.
April 21st, 20098:12 pm
Here we go Krotchman, here we go!
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