2:21 pm April 24, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 25th, 20091:10 am
couldn’t hurt to put it out there again- I really did like it a lot
P-Town Brave (Let Your Bobby, TP, Snitker, Chino Go)
No reason to harp on the Cubs…I do recall Jeff Bennett hitting Soriano with a pitch that broke his hand…that wasn’t that long ago..
April 25th, 20091:12 am
Tom that is awesome I am gonna have that as my coming to bat song on Monday in ATL. Sometimes when your hitting .220 at leadoff you need people to stand by you. No but in all seriousness that is awesome love the global correlation you should share it.
“looking” and “using” are completely different things
April 25th, 20091:13 am
I agree w/ Booger here…
And in all reality, if this is how Chipper feels about a teammate then how do you expect all the other teammates to feel? It really could show part of why this team isn’t winning…
I mean if you’re not pulling for each other than it makes the struggle over the season that much more difficult…
Maybe I’m reading too much into the comment, maybe not…
April 25th, 20091:16 am
P-Town Brave, knock it off! Chipper has done nothing but praise Yunel since he’s been in MLB. You left out Chipper saying he doesn’t want him to lose the energy he brings on the field.
April 25th, 20091:19 am
cabravesfan … OK, thanks, I will. I would like a few more people to check it out. The first time I put it out, I had a big, ATTN: DAVE O’BRIEN, hoping that I would get his attention, and have him check it out. You know how much he likes music. But, it didn’t work.
P.S. I notice you are making an awful lot of demands, to your male suitors. Being a Braves’ fan and a fan of sports only goes so far. You better have some other redeeming qualities. … Wait a minute, didn’t you say you like beer, also? …… Disregard this whole p.s.
P-Town Brave (Let Your Bobby Go)
April 25th, 20091:24 am
That almost comes off as a cop-out considering what he had said just prior to that…
I mean thats like breaking up w/ someone and then saying “but can we still be friends”
April 25th, 20091:28 am
Kelly Johnson ….. thanks, man. Hey, even in your slump, a lot of us are still “Standing By You”. However, a word to the wise. Don’t wait too long before you break out of this slump. You could find yourself lonlier than Mike Tyson at a KKK meeting.
Haha!! I like the analogy, P-Town Brave.
April 25th, 20091:29 am
Tom O’hawke- No demands, but if you want me to wait on you, I expect you to wait on me too:) I only asked Keylargo about cooking and laundry because I hate doing both so it would be nice to have someone else do that for me, but I am capable…kind of
I am difinitely more of a Pizza, beer and baseball girl- keep it simple
April 25th, 20091:36 am
Ok…did I miss something while I was watching the game tonight because I feel like I just stepped into an episode of Blind Date.
April 25th, 20091:40 am
Just got back from the game. Wow, what a strange one?! From the 2 walked in runs, to the early no-no bid, to Escobar’s explosion, to my argument with Redlegs (which is pretty unique, considering he mimes everything) it was one for the memory books. It was a beautiful night for baseball, and summer has finally arrived in Ohio.
April 25th, 20091:41 am
Sorry about that…late night on the blog
April 25th, 20091:44 am
Haha…its ok CA…not that late for you yet…and its understandable…If you talked about the Braves 24/7, you’d probably lose your mind….well, like me
April 25th, 20091:50 am
Could be worse for you….
You could’ve had to listen to Marietta Derek and his ridiculous reference to the Axe commercial all night…
I’m hoping that at some point he finds a better commercial or at least something different so we stop hearing about stuff being DPTC every FREAKIN night!
April 25th, 20091:56 am
“I am difinitely more of a Pizza, beer and baseball girl- keep it simple”
cabravesfan, stop, you’re driving me crazy! Seriously, it (a relationship) should always be 50-50, yes?
And for everyone that listened to that music video, don’t be afraid to listen to it a few more times. I liked it right away, but the more I listened to it, the more I liked it.
April 25th, 20092:00 am
Probably shouldn’t have eaten the four-way Skyline chili with red beans at 1:30 a.m. … but it sure was good.
And speaking of good, did you all see the Greinke highlights tonight? Oh, my. Dude was devastating.
April 25th, 20092:02 am
Choppinmama (11:48 pm): “about the warnings, the announcers explained that if Yunel had fussed, been held back, then gone down to 1st, no warning. But it had to be issued ’cause both benches emptied.”
Okay then — he singlehandedly robbed his team of their only “safe” chance to get his back and hit the Reds’ SS an inning or two later. I hope he heard about it in the clubhouse.
April 25th, 20092:05 am
Sorry Yes, it should always be 50-50 (or 60-40 depending on how much heavy lifting is involved…I am strong but sometimes it’s nice to get someone esle to do that- there are advantages to being a girl)
I saved the link to the video…
April 25th, 20092:10 am
all right all, it’s past my bedtime…talk to you tomorrow!
(send good thoughts that the game isn’t blacked out here)
April 25th, 20092:12 am
What are the chances that Bobby switches up the lineup tomorrow? Seems that this team can’t score any runs that aren’t gifted to them. What about putting Prado, Infante, Brandon Jones in the lineup? Maybe hitting Jordan Schafer up in the lineup…maybe 1 or 2.
April 25th, 20092:18 am
Yeah, goodnight from me too. cabravesfan, you know I was talking about the balance being 50-50, don’t you? When something requires the heavy lifting, that’s the man’s job. When the dog misses the newspaper, that’s the ….. (50-50, right?)
April 25th, 20092:20 am
DOB: “And speaking of good, did you all see the Greinke highlights tonight? Oh, my. Dude was devastating.”
4-0 with a 0.00 ERA? Back to back complete games? Is this MLB The Show or actual games? This guy is ridiculous.
April 25th, 20093:24 am
This would be my lineup tomorrow, BUT it’ll never happen…I mean this is Bobby we’re talkin about!
1) Schafer cf
2) Prado 2b
3) CJones 3b (simply bc we can’t afford no Mac and no Chipper)
4) Francoeur rf
5) Infante 1b
6) BJones lf
7) Escobar ss
9) Lowe p
April 25th, 20093:46 am
3.C. Jones 3rd
April 25th, 20093:47 am
Enter your comments here
April 25th, 20093:58 am
My bluty team wood win 151 games
April 25th, 20094:33 am
1. Infante LF
2. Escobar SS
3. Chipper 3B
4. Kotch 1B
5. Frenchy RF
6. KJ 2B
7. Schafer CF
8. Ross C
Coach (2010 or bust)
April 25th, 20095:10 am
Ugly or not, a win is a win. I’ll take it.
Javier Vasquez has been if anything, consistent. Quality start after quality start. I’m eating crow. Frank Wren was right, I was wrong.
McCann to the DL, O my. This is the last thing that the Braves anemic offense needed.
The starting pitching has been and continues to be stellar. Last night the bullpen bent but didn’t break, giving up one run in three innings of work.
All in all, the pitching is there. The defense is a work in progress. All the injuries are taking an incredible toll and the offense is struggling. We are what we are, 8-8 and looking exactly like a .500 team on paper and on the field.
April 25th, 20097:27 am
When are they going to bring Hanson up as the 5th starter? Granted he is 0-3 but his ERA is just a hair over 2.00. The Braves need him now. He has proven himself at AAA.
18 Wheels of Love
April 25th, 20097:40 am
Shoulda pulled the trigger on that Frenchy for Grienke deal….
…assuming there was a Frenchy for Grienke deal.
April 25th, 20097:53 am
Wow, way to get your teammate’s back there Chipper. You’re still 10 years from menopause Chipper, stop acting like a middle-aged broad. Lose a Chipper, gain a Menopauser. What’s next? 2 months on the DL while Chipper recovers from a vasectomy? Someone pull up Chipper’s skirt and find out if he lost his pecker in Hooters a decade ago.
April 25th, 20098:12 am
5-4 road trip would be SWEET, but pitching can only carry you so far. The offense has got to kick in now for the BRAVES to be happy on the plane-ride home. Did I miss the news on GLAVINE? More surgery, rest, or is he on the 15 day DL? What?
April 25th, 20098:13 am
This will be very cool, announced yesterday: Bob Dylan will team up with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp to play at minor league baseball parks across the country this summer, beginning July 2 in Sauget, Illinois and ending in Stockton, California on August 15. The announcement was timed to coincide with next Tuesday’s release of Dylan’s new album, Together Through Life. The tour won’t include any major cities, focusing instead on smaller burgs like Dayton, Ohio and South Bend, Indiana.
April 25th, 20098:16 am
April 25th, 20098:17 am
Richbrave, there is no new news on Glavine, as I said last night after I asked about it yesterday: Tuesday is the two-week point from when he was told to rest for that long. That’s when he planned to evaluate where he was at, if there had been improvement, etc.
April 25th, 20098:18 am
Geeze you are a quick study. Three starts does not necessarily equate to a call-up even though they were good ones. Besides JoJO needs to pitch himself out of ATLANTA first. So far they’ve been able to work around GLAVINE’s absence. I think REYES gets his final shot here and HANSON gets another start in GWINNETT at least before he motors over to downtown.
Run Heap Run
April 25th, 20098:19 am
Mitchell @ 12:47 – totally agree with you on Gonzo. When he is on he is on … and I love it.
DOB, Do you know if Mac has considered seeing other specialists with that eye thing? Eye problems can be caused by so many things…certain medications, allergies, diabetes, neurological problems…
As far as what Chipper said about Yunel…eh I don’t see the big deal. Chipper is nothing if he’s not honest (in his quotes to the media anyway) and while I personally love baseball fights as a spectator I think all Braves fans will agree it’s not very “Bobby ball”, which is all Chipper knows, so it doesn’t surprise me that he frowns upon it. I agree that he should have had his teammates back but..maybe he thought he was talking off the record again.
April 25th, 20098:20 am
April 25th, 20098:22 am
18 Wheels: There was NO Greinke-for-Francoeur deal, period. End of story, dude. Sorry to disappoint, but both GMs shot that rumor to he … uh, to heck and back.
Dayton Moore was particularly emphatic in stating that contrary to all the rumors this fall/winter, he and Frank Wren had not once discussed any deal involving Francoeur. And the Royals weren’t talking about trading Greinke for anyone this winter.
April 25th, 20098:24 am
run heap run:
Agree on McCANN. And I don’t think CHIPPER cares one way or the other. He just says what he feels. What you see is what you get.
April 25th, 20098:25 am
this won’t stop at least two people from asking in the next hour, but here goes anyway: No news yet on McCann, nor do I anticipate any until we get to the ballpark at around 10 a.m.
April 25th, 20098:27 am
I agree that he should have had his teammates back but..maybe he thought he was talking off the record again (RHR)
Depends if there is any backlash, doesn’t it? If so, then, of course, Chipper will act like it’s all the fault of DOB and Bowman. When convenient to do so, he’s gotten very Smoltz-ian in blaming the bulldog reporters for inserting his own bunioned foot in mouth
How come Chipper never had a similar comment on Hudson acting like a retard towards DOB?
April 25th, 20098:28 am
Just curious and I could be misremembering. I heard a story about Maddux getting LASIK and pitching the next day. I know after researching the procedure for myself that you have a couple of days of extreme light sensitivity but I wouldn’t think that would warrant a trip to the DL. Is this mostly precautionary since this occured early in the season?
April 25th, 20098:31 am
Run Heap Run: McCann is supposed to see another specialist in Atlanta when team gets home. But the DL thing sounded like it was already a done deal, or very close to being one. And Mac himself sounded, gave every indication, that he was headed for Lasik surgery. Of course, doctor could see him Monday and say, “You absolutely don’t need to have laser surgery again right now, not until after season, because this dryness is caused by something not related to that….”
But don’t count on that.
April 25th, 20098:36 am
Ｂｒａｖｅｈｅａｒｔ－”Wow, way to get your teammate’s back there Chipper. You’re still 10 years from menopause Chipper, stop acting like a middle-aged broad. Lose a Chipper, gain a Menopauser. What’s next? 2 months on the DL while Chipper recovers from a vasectomy? Someone pull up Chipper’s skirt and find out if he lost his pecker in Hooters a decade ago.”
I concur completely. If Chipper wants Yunel to have a little more restraint on his emotions, Chipper should have a little more on his mouth. Everyday I log on to the game I fully expect to see Chipper out of the lineup with a new boo boo to show everyone.
He should sleep every night in a tub of Ben Gay.
April 25th, 20098:38 am
Just watched highlights again of Lincecum vs. D-backs last night. Utter dominance.
In his last two starts against them, he has 25 strikeouts with one walk in 18 innings.
April 25th, 20098:42 am
And I don’t think CHIPPER cares one way or the other. He just says what he feels. What you see is what you get. (RICHBRAVE)
That’s the image he wants presented. But he acted like a weasel after he sh!t on Toronto, and blamed the reporters like Smoltz blamed the reporters for his fight with Chipper two years ago or like how Smoltz blamed the incompetency of some rookie agent early this offseason for rumors being leaked he was outta here. Chipper will comment on Yunel acting like a macho fool towards Volzquez, but won’t comment on Hudson acting like a macho fool towards DOB. Seems to me that he doesn’t really have the courage of his convictions. It’s easy to blame the reporters when you cause an international incident. It’s easy to pick on whipping boys like Escobar or Frenchy, but it takes courage and a true leader to say the same thing about a fellow vet acting the fool.
April 25th, 20098:51 am
Apparently, our Braves aren’t missing what they don’t have.
There have been 343 stolen bases in 450 attempts among all thirty teams. That’s a .762 success rate and 11.43 per team.
Our Braves have swiped three out of five bases which is dead last ( .600 success rate) and are scoring 4.125 runs per game ( Brutal ).
Keeping up with the Joneses? I think not. O yea, Josh Anderson has swiped 4 bags and he’s hitting .308 in part time duty.
April 25th, 20098:55 am
I missed the Hudson DOB fight or whatever it was that people constantly refer to. When was this and what happened? I’ve been a faithful reader for a couple years but I have no idea what this is about. Guess it happened when I just read the blog but not the comments. ?
April 25th, 20098:57 am
And can someone explain to me the love affair with Josh Anderson? Because I definitely do not get it. I look at him and see a minor league player who lucked upon a major league job.
April 25th, 20098:58 am
Can’t wait to go see the Bravos today. Weather will be great. The game should only last about an hour and a half with Lowe and Arroyo pitching.
April 25th, 20099:01 am
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of man? The “SHADOW” knows.
April 25th, 20099:02 am
Hey Heap, Josh Anderson is definitely a big league player, otherwise he wouldn’t be in the majors. But, the speedy lead off man isn’t an everyday player. The way that the Tigers are utilizing Anderson right now is perfect due to the fact that he is a solid fourth outfielder.
April 25th, 20099:10 am
I have been very impressed with Vasquez, folks. He adds to the Braves staff what they haven’t had in years, strikeouts. But I guess people will continue to knock Javy, just like they knock Kelly Johnson.
April 25th, 20099:12 am
I have to say that even though we can’t score runs that was an incredible game last night.
I honestly can’t believe we won it. I kept waiting for something bad to happen. Fortunately there are teams out there who are capable of sucking it up even worse than us.
It would be nice if our starters could start going a little bit longer though. That would be nice.
I hold it to be true that every game does count. We should have gotten a damn hit against the Nationals on Wednesday. That’s just a game we should have won. But as we progress I’m more appreciative of the five games we won to start the season with. Otherwise we might be a lot worse shape. We just have to hang in there until we can stop having our best players either suck or not play for long stretches of time.
There might be some hope somewhere down the line of us not being terrible.
April 25th, 20099:19 am
Efrim, it’s awfully hard not to love a 2.62 ERA to go along with 6 IP a start, 12.6 K9, 4.86 K/BB, 1.77 FIP and a really low HR9 rate. Friggin’ awesome! Pretty damn great to have 3 starters with the ability to give you at least 6 every night with an ERA under 3.50.
April 25th, 20099:23 am
OK, I’ll spit out some good news and shut the hell up.
Our bullpen is on pace to throw 466 innings which is well off the record 554 they tossed in 2008.
And the rotation is on track for about 952 innings which is up from 886 last season.
April 25th, 20099:24 am
I likey Mikey Gonzolez. There is not one ounce of doubt in him. A lesser competitor might’ve shown some weakness with Soriano poised to take over the closer role. Wrong.
April 25th, 20099:38 am
Braveheart, Imagine when Hanson is in the rotation too. Not saying he will dominate when he steps on the mound everytime, but he’ll miss bats. Braves just need to hit. They’ll be fine if they can do that.
And some good luck would be nice too. I know there is no stat to prove it, but I think teams centered around preventing runs have a better chance of having the ball roll their way. I can’t prove that. Just sayin.
April 25th, 20099:41 am
I know there is no stat to prove it, but I think teams centered around preventing runs have a better chance of having the ball roll their way. I can’t prove that. Just sayin. (efrim)
I agree with that
Eric from MO
April 25th, 20099:46 am
18 Wheels of Love
April 25th, 2009
Shoulda pulled the trigger on that Frenchy for Grienke deal….
There was no deal. That was just bloggers being dumb. Why would the Royals had done that?
April 25th, 20099:54 am
Runnin’, I’m not questioning Chipper’s desire to be out there. I’m just questioning his leadership. Escobar doesn’t like getting hurt as much as Chipper. I gotta imagine Escobar is pretty darn tired of getting nicked up all the time on plays at second, sliding and getting hit with pitches. So, he threw a bit of a tantrum about it. Escobar’s hissy fit isn’t much different than the time or two Chipper got hurt and got all angry about it and made reporters wait around for far too long because he was too angry about getting hurt again to come out and talk about it. That wasn’t right either, but he wouldn’t have appreciated any teammate publicly saying anything about it, as evidenced by the fact that the one time someone did call him out (Smoltz), he threw another hissy fit.
April 25th, 20099:55 am
Would everyone get over what Chipper said. He was right. End of story. As for the Hudson thing, you know the first step in answering a question? You have to be asked the question. Do any of you know for a fact that a reporter asked Chipper about the Hudson and DOB thing? If not there is your answer. You cant answer something that was never asked. If I recall correctly Chipper was in the WBC and wasnt around the Braves camp. So probably no one ever asked him about it.
April 25th, 20099:57 am
Coach just a couple days ago Anderson was batting over .330. His average is droping quickly. By the way what is his OBP?
April 25th, 200910:00 am
Its crazy, first people complain because we dont take enough pitches and draw enough walks. Now people complain because we only won because of the walks. I just dont get it.
despite the sarcasm-laden comments, I do appreciate that you are making the effort; i.e., language.
Really, I do.
April 25th, 200910:04 am
Mitchell We should have gotten a damn hit against the Nationals on Wednesday. That’s just a game we should have won.
Um we did win that one. Remember we got a loaded bases walk in the ninth to win 1-0.
April 25th, 200910:11 am
You know, I am really liking Javier Vazquez. He has an easy delivery, doesnt seem to exert himself too much and he strikes a lot of guys out. He looked good last night. Not gonna be fun without our All Star catcher for 2 weeks, but would rather lose him now at the beginning of the season than in a pennant race in August/September. Hope this fixes the problem.
And man, Greinke was DOMINATING. Guy has flat out become one heck of a pitcher.
I’m not at all sure that the Braves are handling Escobar correctly. Yes the kid does some things that annoy the staid, laid-back. Bobby Cox clubhouse, but to publicly criticize him for his reaction to the shot to the ribs – particularly since he’s generally the first one the opposing pitcher goes after – and without Mr. Hanson on the roster realizes that none of the other pitchers on the staff will protect him. I think Chipper should have said something like ‘I can understand why Yunel reacted the way did. After all he seems to get plunked more than the rest of us. The fact is that the reason they do it is because they know he’ll be bothered by it, that’s why he needs to not get mad, but get even.’
April 25th, 200910:19 am
This may have been said but I dont feel like reading through 12 pages of blog, how long will McCann be out if he has the lasik eye surgery? I know I read that a second one would be more serious and would require more time to heal.
April 25th, 200910:22 am
Eric, I am sure he would be placed on the 15 day DL. From what I have heard, it doesnt normally take that long to recover from Lasik. Not sure when it will be retroactive to thought.
April 25th, 200910:24 am
Dirty he get plunked more than anyone else is because he crowds the plate more than anyone else. Which isnt bad, just expect to a pitch to get away everyonce in awhile. If your crowding the plate their is a better chance your going to get hit. Just expect it and take your base. I know it aint the same but I crowded the plate when I was in high school. All four years I lead my team in getting hit by pitches but I never reacted, I took my base and to get my revenge I would normally steal 2nd…lead my team in stolen bases all 4 years too!
April 25th, 200910:26 am
Original if it only takes a couple of weeks why have they waited so long? I understand that something like yours eyesight you dont take lightly, but if your having problem seeing I would think you would want to take care of that.
April 25th, 200910:28 am
Sorry, but I disagree on this one. How many times has Yunel pitched a fit after getting hit by a pitch? Just like Chipper said-If you hang over the plate, expect to get hit. Take your $%^$#*& base and be done with it. It doesn’t need to be made into an emotional incident every &*(%$&#@ time. Maybe Yunel needs to gain some emotional maturity. He’s not a rookie any longer.
April 25th, 200910:33 am
Not to mention Yunel’s proclivity for reacting adversely to Umpire’s calls. It’s all part and parcel of the maturity thing and hanging his emotions on his sleeve. Fire and drive are good things in a player, but it all looks like nothing more than petulance in Yunel’s case. I5’s not wining him any friends and he’s not going to get the benefit of the doubt on calls if it continues. All he’s doing is giving himself a bad reputation.
April 25th, 200910:34 am
Yunel is an overreactor like Daniel Day Lewis is an overactor
Nick in PA
April 25th, 200910:40 am
How’s Chipper feeling, injury wise?
Will he be given 1 of these next 2 games off?
Beautiful day at the ‘yard. No threat of rain, temp’s gonna be in low 80s, low humidity.
Headed down to clubhouse. Let you know when we hear something on McCann.
April 25th, 200910:46 am
McCann DL’d and Sammons recalled. Sammons is here already.
April 25th, 200910:47 am
Oh boy…kinda saw this coming. BTW, I missed the replay of the Triple last night.
I anticipate your news, Chief! Gonna be heading out in a little while, though…
I did find out that the Braves are gonna make another trip to Great American Ballpark in June! McCann oughta get to play in that one.
April 25th, 200910:48 am
April 25th, 200910:49 am
Nick in PA: Chipper’s got a giant bruise on his left ankle and about half his shin. Huge, purple thing. Saw it last night when he took off his socks after game. He said he did it on foul ball in D.C. But other than that, I think he’s doing alright physically. And he didn’t indicate that would keep him out of lineup.
Steve from OH
April 25th, 200910:54 am
Braveheart, Efrim, Coach, I am right with you guys in being very excited about this roation. And Efrim, I do think we’ll score runs–maybe not a whole lot, but enough to win. The ‘pen has also been good lately, and like Coach pointed out, will surely benefit from the projected decrease of nearly 100 innings of work they’re on pace for.
And Efrim, I am really looking forward to seeing Hanson in the rotation this summer. Imagine throwing Lowe, Vazquez and Hanson in one series and JJ, KK, and Lowe in the next? Our offense will be good enough to back those guys, I think.
Macon Braves (RIP)
Lineup I’d like to see (with McCann):
2. K. Johnson
3. C. Jones
4. J. Francoeur
5. B. McCann
6. Y. Escobar
7. C. Kotchman
8. M. Diaz/ B. Jones
With McCann out drop D. Ross to 8 and slide everyone up one.
April 25th, 200910:56 am
Looking at that, with McCann out maybe swap Escobar and Kotchman to break up righty’s.
Well, now they cann get this thing fixed. And at least we have Ross to lead the way instead of Corky or Pratt…
…Mac’s eligible to come off May 8th or 9th.
April 25th, 200911:15 am
I hope Wren doesn’t sign that 12year old girl.
With McCann out at least several weeks, the David Ross signing looks pretty large right now. I am glad he is locked in for 2 years. A very solid backup for situations like this.
I think overall the moves that Wren made with the exception of G. Anderson have worked out pretty well so far. Vazquez and Lowe have been solid additions and I think Kawakami has been fine for a #4 starter.
When you really get down to it, the fate of this team boils down to how many runs that can regularly generate. If this team can score, I think they can be in the middle of the race in the east. Injuries are not helping the offense, but it is still very early.
DOB- How much do you think Sammons will play while McCann is DL’d? I would hope just spot starts to spell Ross.
April 25th, 200911:20 am
Going to see State of Play tonight. Glad it’s a day game.
April 25th, 200911:22 am
Beautiful day in Vermont. It snowed on Monday night and today it’s in the 80’s-July temps in April. Go figure. I’ll take it, though.
April 25th, 200911:23 am
McFann…Corky was the best backup we have had in a long time
April 25th, 200911:27 am
At least Brandon Jones gives us another left-handed bat to work with.
I tell ya…all these lefties may make it incredibly easy for opposing managers late in the game, but if somewhere down the line games are decided by some sort of left-handed scissor cutting race then look out.
April 25th, 200911:35 am
Lew–we were in the mid-80’s yesterday too, compared to mid-40’s on Wednesday. Actually, let me walk you through Wednesday to give you a glimpse of Ohio weather:
9AM: 40’s, pouring rain
11AM: 40’s, pouring rain
Noon: 40’s, hail
2PM: 60’s, sunny
4PM: 40’s, pouring
April 25th, 200911:36 am
Braveheart, I agree with you. If Chipper had something to say about Yunel’s hissy he should’ve said it to his face. Maybe he did. I do think I saw Chipper walk back to the dugout while everyone else was heading out to the field. Probably thought it was silly. I’ve just always though Chipper was a little soft, not a hard-nose tough player. Maybe it comes from being so fragile and always dealing with nagging injuries. Maybe from something else. When he’s in the lineup and hitting over .350 he can do Show and Tell on his bruises everyday and I won’t care.
April 25th, 200911:43 am
Steve-I have no idea. Meteorologist has got to be one of the most frustrating professions one might have. No way they can possibly get it right most of the time. All I know is that like they say in the old cliche- if you don’t like your weather, wait a minute.
April 25th, 200911:48 am
What people may fail to remember, this is hardly the first time Yunel has had one of these outbursts. I would imagine that much has been said to Yunel (probably numerous times) in private and it’s done no good. This time he was told in public-”Get your act together-you’re no longer a rookie and your reputation precedes you. You are NOT making fiends or influencing people positively. It’s time to shut your mouth and play ball”
April 25th, 200911:54 am
Runnin…I agree with you. Chipper should have kept it out of the media. Have to backup your teammate even if they are wrong
monty (11:55 pm): “Vasquez continues to impress.”
Efrim (9:10 am): “I have been very impressed with Vasquez, folks.”
When do you think he’ll impress you sufficiently for you to actually learn his name?
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