12:19 pm April 27, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
April 28th, 200912:32 pm
PWHjort, Yes Anderson will regress and start to sucking again! Josh’s life time average in part of three seasons in MLB is 322=that sucks? When did he suck the first time? 7 weeks of ST? Your reasoning sucks. Blanco sucked all year and so did Frenchy and many more, the damn team sucks sometimes .
The Braves trade Josh Anderson and I hope he has many great years. Thats good for him because Braves had other plans but not because he sucks….we have a lot of suckers on this team and in management we have not traded .
April 28th, 200912:33 pm
April 28th, 200912:34 pm
looks like the Mets got rid of Freddy Garcia
April 28th, 200912:35 pm
DuckTales…WOOOOOOOO! DuckTales, there’s a stranger out to find you in DuckTales,WOOO0000!
Pw..he didn’t play any of the…born in the usa…so, it was a decent show but if you are not super big fan..not that great.
I think a lot of it has to do with the layout of Atlanta. During the week many people have long commutes to and from work. If you go to a game after work, for most people there is no time to go home inbetween. So, you leave your house at 6 or 7 in the morning and you get back around 11. It just makes for too long of a day for most people. Then if you have kids, trying to go home and get them and get back to the ballpark is just too much of a hassel. It’s not that way for everyone but for a lot of people it is. Football is mostly played on the weekends so the logistics are a lot easier to deal with.
April 28th, 200912:36 pm
Prado & Infante show me the urgency we so desperately need on this team.
…and I’d probably go see Springsteen like I would REM……..like nevah.
PWHjort, You asked for a source who could confirm the Braves intention of exercizing Tim Hudson’s option for next season. Several months ago, DOB quoted Frank Wren as saying that if Hudson is healthy they plan to exercize that option.
Josh Anderson doesn’t help this team out at all as a starter. Schafer is a better overall player straight up. Still waiting for the lineup change tonight…at this point, I dont even care what the change is….just needs to be something. And since I’ve been a huge Kotchman hater…he played a great game last night…too bad he couldnt get a bases-loaded RBI, but 3-4 when the offense was absolutely anemic…is worth noting. Good job Casey K.
April 28th, 200912:37 pm
TN- Yes. ‘he’s streaky.’
That’s a quality you want out of NEITHER YOUR SECOND BASEMAN OR LEADOFF HITTER. Intante should start at second. And Prado should be the one to give him and Chipper a day off, not Kelly. Kelly’s lazy and has acted like he’s not wanted to be on the field for going on two seasons. Time to say bye bye!
the “tear he went on.” Lol, good for him. What was the record during his “tear?” 5-11? Nice.
April 28th, 200912:39 pm
3-4 when your 3 hits come with no one on and your one out comes with the bases loaded is hardly anything to be proud of. Just ask Casey, he’ll tell you the exact same thing. I’ll take 1-4 with a bases loaded double any day of the week.
DOB – The Yankees still give their fans more to root for regardless on spend or their current standing. The Rays are on a upswing apart from their slow 09 start. BTW the Braves have spent over a billion dollars on payroll since their one and only WS ring.
How many times have the Yankees come in 4th place or even third over the past 5 years? How many rings do they have?
Anyway YOU picked two extreme cases of teams re: firing managers etc which is not a way to make a case. Pick teams with similar payrolls and staffs for a better comparison. Heck why don’t you wheel in the Marlins.
The point is the Braves are an inconsistent team and this blog is reading like the blog from 2006, 2007, 2008, etc – same old tune is being played.
What other teams are doing and how they are run is less relevant. This team is stuck in a loop of mediocrity and there is no sugar coating it.
If a team spends $95mm and gets the same results as spending 70 mm then something is wrong with either their player selection or mgt/coaching.
Bad luck and injuries are excuses – they fail upon all teams and yet every October a handful of teams overcome all of it and make the play offs.
April was a bust for this team given the 40mm they spent and just b/c other teams are starting slow does not make it any better.
It is still early so let’s see what May brings but if it is a repeat of April more than benching a few players will be needed to shake up this team.
April 28th, 200912:40 pm
Thank you Steve from OH and Fred for clarifying on Hudson’s option. That’s good to know that we’ll have him back if he’s healthy.
April 28th, 200912:41 pm
Anyone know who exactly was responsible for the “KJ to 2B” idea? I know he was a SS in the minors but I only saw him playing left field before the surgery.
So, was it Cox, Schuerholz or a mystery contestant?
Btw, if Glenn Hubbard can’t teach ya how to play second.. I don’t know who can!
April 28th, 200912:43 pm
If Hudson was healthy this year….would we have signed KK
Josh Anderson has posted a career minor league line of .294/.342/.378 with 19 HR and 438 strikeouts in just over 3200 PA’s, and a .321/.371/.432 line with 3 HR and 42 K’s in just over 250 PA’s so I’m pretty sure it’s safe to assume he’ll regress. A promotion to MLB usually doesn’t promote long-term improvement over your minor league numbers. When we have a sufficient sample size, Josh Anderson will look way worse.
April 28th, 200912:44 pm
Wes – I’m trying to be positive, man!!!
April 28th, 200912:45 pm
Barry Bonds is the anti-Cox. He’s not a team player, he’s horrible to fans, he’s selfish and a whore for attention. I think he’d kill team chemistry and really upset some fans (me).
He’s also got nothing defensively. We saw how upset everyone got with Garret Anderson dropping those two fly balls… imagine the reaction if we paid BIG bucks for Bonds and he did that crap. That’d mean we’d paid two “professional hitter”, over the hill left fielders in the same season. We should have learned from the Raul Mondesi signing a few years ago.
And then there’s the steroid stigma that comes with Barry (Barroid). Yuck. We’re the franchise of Hank Aaron, the REAL home run king. Could you imagine if we signed Bonds? That’d be a slap in the face to Hank (maybe let him suit up).
Bonds, No thanks.
April 28th, 200912:48 pm
Fleming – We have season tickets for UGA football and basketball and also go to several baseball games on the weekends every year. I can watch every Braves game on TV. I’m not saying we can’t afford to go to a Braves game, but with as much money as I shell out every year to UGA, I’m going to their games first. I’ll catch one or two Braves games a year at the Ted, but in general, I just watch on TV. So believe it or not, the college stuff does impact the Braves for someone like me.
April 28th, 200912:49 pm
hard to be positive when Wren’s claim to fame as Atlanta’s GM is that, in essence, he gave up Matt Anderson, Salty, Elvis Anders and Mark Texeira (who publically was going to give the Braves a hometown discount to finish his damn career here) to get…………Casey Kotchman.
April 28th, 200912:50 pm
Corky, I could have imagined us signing KK as a 4 starter because even with Hudson we had a noticeable need for solid pitching. I’m a little surprised we signed KK in the first place because we usually don’t take a lot of risks (Lowe) when spending but I’m sure we considered our young arms (Hanson, Reyes, Medlen) to be insurance.
chipper 4 pres
April 28th, 200912:51 pm
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heyhey lets give it up for MFin04 thata boy i knew you had it in you
April 28th, 200912:52 pm
what Exactly did Chipper say last night?
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Wes, uh that was a Schuerholz trade, not Wren. Wren traded Renteria for Jurrjens and Gorkys Hernandez.
And all I meant was that it had occurred to me a few days ago that Cox and Chipper may have worked out a good cop, bad cop routine. I didn’t think it was worth posting at the time. (RANDOM)
Oh, yeah, sure. Just like it occurred to me that Cox, Lowe, Vazquez, and Escobar worked out his temper tantrum beforehand to get Volzquez rattled with a smaller strike zone, to rally the troops, to take Vazquez off the hook from putting a baserunner on in a close game, and to ensure retaliation the next day with the ace on the mound against a lesser pitcher.
If one uses that tortured logic, as you labeled it over the weekend, one can make believe it was all well-choreographed and executed. The reality is Escobar is undisciplined in controlling his temper and fortunately things just worked themselves out in the Braves favor.
The same is true here with your tortured logic that Cox and Chipper have worked out some good cop, bad cop routine where Chipper gets to say anything about anyone at anytime. It’s a bunch of bull. Chipper is AND has always been just as undisciplined in popping off in the press as Escobar is popping off on the field.
That’s all it is. Nothing more, nothing less. Chipper’s just running his mouth. It’s more of a good cop, rogue cop routine than a good cop, bad cop routine.
April 28th, 200912:53 pm
Wes, Frank Wren did not make the trade for Mark Teixeira. Schuerholz did.
April 28th, 200912:54 pm
Wes so many problems there Matt Harrison, Elvis Andrus and dont forget about Neftali Perez who is a top 10 prospect in all of baseball.
But hard to argue with the trade at the time for what was thought as two playoff runs. What Wren forgot was that his starting pitching was the problem.
Wes, So I guess you just ignore the year that Tex was here just because we didn’t make the post season? By that logic, the Angels gave up Kotchman for absolutely nothing since they didn’t even make the WS with Tex. It’s stupid logic.
April 28th, 200912:55 pm
I thought I just posted this but it didn’t show up…. if it posts later, my bad.
But we should never EVER sign Bonds. 1st it’d be a slap in the face to Hank Aaron and his legacy as a player and a person, as well as the type of team that we conduct ourselves as. The Braves are classy, Bonds is not.
But we’d also be signing a slow, health-risk left fielder. He’d make Garrett Anderson look like vintage Andruw.
And we just don’t want/need that type of player on the organization. He’s a money-grubbing attention-wh0re, a steroid user, cold to fans, and the exact opposite of what Bobby grooms Braves to be.
April 28th, 200912:57 pm
Would have loved to have been on this blog in 91 and read the comments after the Braves started 8-10 for the month of April. I bet they wanted to fire Bobby and Schuerholz, and DFA Smoltz (record 0-3), Glavine (record 2-2), Ron Gant (BA 162) Justice (BA .232), Pendleton (BA 234) and Dion (BA .214).
April 28th, 200912:58 pm
haha there was a blog in 91?
April 28th, 200912:59 pm
OK, I’ve done my All Star voting for today! I’m really going to try to vote until I exhaust all my email accounts
April 28th, 20091:00 pm
This shold be the lineup for a week or two to see how it fairs.
April 28th, 20091:03 pm
Anyone… could B Jones lead off?…
DOB im afraid its time to put this blog out of its misery, and start a new blog.
Killing the symptoms, but not the cause, LOL, unless you’re going to include some obviously miserable bloggers in the action.
Sethual Healing – No blog. But wouldn’t it have been fun if there was one to see the reaction.
What I've learned on the last 2 pages Part 1:
April 28th, 20091:06 pm
I don’t do fantasy sports so this really isn’t a surprise that I didn’t know it but…
I had no idea you could have minor league players on fantasy teams. I mean, how … does that work exactly?
What I've learned on the last 2 pages Part 2:
April 28th, 20091:07 pm
BARRY BONDS? BARRY BONDS? IS THIS A JOKE!? REALLY?
April 28th, 20091:08 pm
As far as the Atlanta sports thing goes. I would say that Atlanta is a “fair weather” sports town more than anything. If any of the teams in Atlanta start to perform well then everyone jumps on the bandwagon. The Braves were struggling with attendance before 1991. The Braves have normally been a middle of the pack team in terms of attendance for the last several years so if they do continue to miss the playoffs it will be interesting to see if attendance goes down. You see this with the Falcons as well. Attendance is up when they play well and down when they play poorly. I would still consider Atlanta to be more of a football oriented town simply because the south is more football oriented in general but baseball does reasonably well here.
April 28th, 20091:10 pm
PHWjort, Your opinion sucks on that subject.
Fleming, Maybe a bulletin board outside of Fulton County Stadium? haha angry messages scrawled on note book paper… “That Rick Mahler has GOT to go!!!”
NC Braves Fan
April 28th, 20091:11 pm
AndyC: good point at 1:08 pm … but I think the attendance fluctuations are a pretty good sign that ATL is more of a college rather than a pro sports town.
April 28th, 20091:15 pm
What Wren forgot [at the Teixeira trade] was that his starting pitching was the problem.
Only slightly revisionist. There weren’t any quality pitchers available at the time, at least, for a reasonable price. Go back to the blogs around that period and look at the pitchers’ names being bandied about. Then tell me that you would rather have had one of them, instead of Teixeira, at about the same price.
April 28th, 20091:16 pm
Sethual Healing – Yeah, isn’t it amazing some of the comments you get on here. Kotch goes 3-4 with a double but had a bad game because he didn’t get a hit with the bases loaded. That makes a lot of sense when the greatest clutch hitters ever in the game fails 6 out of 10 times in that situation. Wow, must be great to never play above Little League and remember the glory of those days when you could guarantee a hit almost anytime.
Didn’t mean he traded FOR Tex. He traded Tex after he said he wanted to stay here. And, its also not like he had nothing to do with trading FOR Tex in the first place, anyway.
April 28th, 20091:17 pm
That’s all you’ve got, lagnamor?
April 28th, 20091:18 pm
Flem- I didn’t say he had a bad game. You guys act like going 3-4 with 3 meaningless hits puts you in the same ballpark as Reggie Jackson in the playoffs.
He needed to come up clutch ONE time and he popped up. As has been the story for every Brave for the better part of 3 years now.
April 28th, 20091:21 pm
KJ the impressionist huh? I wouldn’t mind seeing him impersonate Chipper at the plate…
April 28th, 20091:22 pm
I wouldn’t mind seeing him impersonate JACQUE jones at the plate
April 28th, 20091:23 pm
Wes – Everyone and I mean everyone who has ever played MLB will fail at least 6 out of 10 times in that situation. Not opinion just facts.
Wes, If the Braves have no clutch hitters then how do you explain them leading the leage with 2 out hits with RISP?
P-Town Brave (Pleading for DRASTIC Change)
April 28th, 20091:24 pm
You know its getting bad here when Bonds is mentioned as an option…oy…
Anyways, I thought Original Jon’s lineup looked pretty good…
To others, I do like Omar, but if anyone is gonna get Kelly’s job, it should be Prado…after all, he’s earned it w/ his play the last two years, has he not…If nothing else, he’ll hit .300+ and give 100% out there(or at least look like he gives a crap)…but ho-hum, guess that just isn’t what Bobby wants…
He’d rather have guys who don’t act like they care…
Also, to those questioning Kotchman in the 2-hole…Yunel is one of my favs, but right now, it’d be a trying effort and I really mean trying for Casey to ground into more DP’s than Yunel.
We need to change things up, if nothing else, than for the sake of most of us here (and Chipper) keeping our sanity!
Finally…Not Here…the reason I don’t go on Bill’s site anymore nor do I bother paying the ridiculous $7/mo. fee is simply because of what you said…
A message board/blog is supposed to let individuals freely discuss their OPINIONS…Bill only lets ppl discuss opinions IF it directly coorelates w/ his own.
Ex. If you bash Yunel its ok because he doesn’t like Yunel, BUT if you try to run Kelly into the ground, the post will last about 2 min til he sees it and removes it.
Thats not exactly a good way to do business, but hey, he runs things so he can do as he pleases…
Here’s to hoping for a lineup change, but w/ Bobby still around, I won’t hold my breath.
You want to know what kind of town Atlanta is? Tune into sports radio, and see what they are talking about. Today, they are talking college football (and the draft). It is April, and we are talking college football — a sport that does not start play for another 4 months! If they aren’t talking college football, it is the NFL. And then, they will throw in a few minutes of Braves talk here and there.
Atlanta is a football town, and college football is much bigger here than pro.
April 28th, 20091:25 pm
I’d like to see Wes impersonate DB Cooper.
Wes, you’d rather settle for pick #25 and pick #40 in this year’s draft than Kotchman and Marek? I don’t know, personally I think Wren played the hand he was dealt pretty well.
April 28th, 20091:26 pm
Also mentioning this:
To all those who want Hanson (yes, I do to an extent):
Unless I’m mistaken, Hanson can’t go out to LF and hit us 30 HR, so in all reality, he could come up and still have the same fate he is experiencing now at AAA.
Same way I explain finishing 3rd, 4th, and currently 9-10 on the season.
How about some hits with ONE out and runners in SP??? How about some hits with runners on first and second with 1 or 0 outs instead of a strikeout or a pop up.
What people forget about the 2007 season is that Edgar Renteria went on the DL for most of August and that hurt our run production … also, Colorado won 13 out of 14 at the end to close the deal and win the WC. The Braves had a shot that year – it just didn’t work out … pitching was only one of many reasons why.
April 28th, 20091:27 pm
DOB I would have to say that the timing of the story about getting to know Kelly Johnson may not be all that great. Some of the bloggers seem to know as much about him right now as they can stand.
April 28th, 20091:28 pm
Man, I thought I was negative, but I cannot even take the crap that was posted all night & this morning, even if that convo is about Kelly.
“He needed to come up clutch ONE time and he popped up. As has been the story for every Brave for the better part of 3 years now.”
No, if Kotchman doesn’t have those 3 hits, then what is the guarantee that the Braves are even down 3-2 in the 8th with the bases loaded and Kotchman up? Seriously? Use your head man. If Kotchman gets out in any of those previous AB’s, then that affects the batting order in each consequent inning. At that point yesterday, there’s no one I’d rather have up than Kotch. Unfortunately, he just missed a pitch, regardless if he was swinging harder than he was all game or if he swung at 2 high fastballs he probably should’ve laid off of. I’m sure Kotch will learn from that, and hopefully every other Brave if they were paying attention.
April 28th, 20091:30 pm
Three cheers for Fleming @ April 28th, 2009 12:57 pm
Run Heap Run
April 28th, 20091:32 pm
I enjoy the ‘getting to know’ things a lot but I laughed at some of Kelly’s answers thinking of the blog reaction. Can’t wait to see Gonzo’s. Right, cabraves…Kim…Leah?
April 28th, 20091:33 pm
That’s not nicely said at all!! In ‘91 an 8-10 record in April was GREAT for this team! Would pretty much be the equivalent of the Natinals being 8-10 at this point, this year.
April 28th, 20091:34 pm
I didn’t think Gonzo would speak as clearly as he did…and I didnt expect him to be funny either.
April 28th, 20091:35 pm
Big Easy I would agree with you. If you are including UGA football then Atlanta is certainly more of a college football town but you can tell that the area in general is more football oriented by seeing how popular high school football is. When college recuiting can make a headline in the middle of the spring or summer you know that this is more of a football town.
April 28th, 20091:37 pm
PWHjort, What more do I need? Your opinion are “wantabe facts” prove nothing. Maybe, the Good old boy theory works better. He may are may not regress. But he sucks!! That sounds more like your opinion. Enought said.
April 28th, 20091:39 pm
The point is they do have clutch hits. Without the clutch hits they wouldn’t be 9-10. What they need is MORE non-clutch hits. They need more guys getting on base. They need more offense. You whining about Casey is hilarious because without his first three hits he wouldn’t even have been at the plate with anything on the line in the 8th.
April 28th, 20091:44 pm
AndyC, I am a Tech guy, but you have to include UGA in any discussion of Atlanta sports, because the fan base is there. SEC football, in particular, is huge here.
Of course, my own opinion of UGA football is pretty loud and clear — THWG.
April 28th, 20091:48 pm
Ozzie, why are you here?
Your team is an embarrassment. They have done nothing but lose in increasingly humiliating ways in the post-season since their last WS title and yet are still able to fool people into picking them to go all the way, year after year.
You’re on the downslide too and no number or combination of insanely high-priced and over-hyped free agents you acquire can hide the fact that the Yankees can’t compete with teams who do more with less.
You have your World Series and that’s fine, we’re content to have the Mets to beat up. But face it, we’re going to have more players in the Hall of Fame from the ’90s and none of them will have disgraced the game the way Roger Clemens, Andy Pettit, Alex Rodrequez and Chuck Knoblauch to name a few have.
And last time I checked none of our World Series heroes, the few that we have, are in jail for manslaughter like Jim Leyritz or are going around assaulting women in nightclubs a la Bernie Williams.
First of all, “nolie”, I haven’t looked for a potential response to my last post from you, but if you’ve posted one, don’t take my lack of response as my conceding a point. I covered all the bases in my comments and provided the exact-opposite perspective that our propagated media provides.
Speaking of covering the bases, this team right now looks passive. I’m tired of the same lackadaisical approach every night, as it continues to go with lineups that don’t work and play questionable defense.
I’m glad Chipper didn’t fraternize with Pujols at first last night, as the Cardinals’ first baseman needs to get reprimanded for his box-out of baserunners and needs to have baseball intervene with a ruling against that technique.
Jordan Schafer needs to lead off. Kelly Johnson needs to be batting eighth–or at least anywhere but at leadoff, which is where he’ll probably stay. Yunel Escobar might need to be benched temporarily for Omar Infante. Jeff Francoeur needs to bat cleanup, and I’m glad to see him with smack in a power-RBI last night. Whether the ball goes to left, right, or center, we need him to drive in runs. He looks like he’s distracted by a desire to fill a quota of right-field hits, but truthfully, we’re better off with him powering the ball over the fence and into the alleys than we are asking him to hit like Edgar Renteria. (By “we” I mean fans, critics, etc., not pointing the finger at Bobby or TP.)
I was glad Escobar got picked off last night with two outs, as seeing Chipper in the batter’s box with no outs and nobody on was a heck of a lot better than the same with two outs and nobody on.
I’d move Kelly Johnson to left and Martin Prado to second. Both can hit; Johnson just isn’t a leadoff hitter, which I’ve said now countless times. We’re hurting our chances of winning more than our opponents are beating us.
April 28th, 20091:51 pm
How about providing me one piece of empirical evidence that Josh Anderson is capable of sustaining his current production other than a sample of 250 AB’s (not nearly sufficient enough). A sample of 3200 AB’s is much more telling. And that was versus weaker competition. He’s going to regress. PECOTA has Josh Anderson pegged at .274/.319/.354, CHONE has him at .281/.323/.368, and ZiPS has him at .267/.310/.337. All significantly below his current numbers.
April 28th, 20091:52 pm
I think it’s funny how everyone on this blog has an opinion on how to manage this team, what lineup to set, who sucks and who doesn’t….yet no one on this board has any managerial experience and just says the first thing that comes to mind.
Does the offense stink right now? YES – but the lineup suggestions everyone offers is not going to matter. Bobby knows what he is doing and always stays with a guy through a slump. I think Bobby pulling KJ last night sends strong signal. But we don’t need to be up in arms everytime we lose a game. it’s only 1/162
April 28th, 20091:56 pm
Who’s Andy Petit and Alex Rodrequez? Last time I checked our World Series hero David Justice did a number on the beautiful Halle Berry and how about Furcal and his stupidity. Give me a break. Can we please talk about something relevant.
April 28th, 20091:57 pm
Scott Thorman was released today by the Rangers..FYI
April 28th, 20091:59 pm
Mitchell, go get that filthy Yank!!
It’ll probably be Infante at 2nd tonight, just because he’s swinging a hot bat. Could be Prado, but with a blowout expected because of Reyes, Bobby might save Prado when he takes Chipper out in the 5th. Hate to be negative, but Reyes doesn’t give me much, if any, hope.
April 28th, 20092:01 pm
I saw that Thorman was released by the Rangers and thought to myself, “Wasn’t he with the Brewers like 4 months ago?”
April 28th, 20092:02 pm
I agree with Anthony, I am so tired of reading posts that all say the same thing Jordan Schafer needs to bat leadoff and Kelly needs to bat lower in the order, no need to bring stats about OPS and AVG and state that OVER AND OVER AGAIN. Just because you say that doesnt mean it makes you some sort of baseball genius.
April 28th, 20092:04 pm
I do think ATL is mostly a football town, but the “fair weather” attitude may be explained by the fact
that, as T. Moore suggests, there has been NO sustained winning in this town ever (almost). Except for the Hawks in the late ’80’s and ’90’s and the Bravos in the ’90’s and early 2000’s. However, as we all know, there was only one championship involved in all of that winning.
It’s tough to keep going back to watching your team lose night after night, or playoff after playoff and not get discouraged. Other than that I get tired of hearing the moaning about the sports fan in this town- I don’t remember hearing it much before the wave of Yankee immigration in the late ’90’s (post Olympics). Must just be how we roll down here in the lazy south, you know, a little slooow.
So what? Adapt to your surroundings, if you don’t like it, there are other places to live if a town’s sport’s attitude is that important in our life. I love the south and Atlanta. I don’t bat an eye at WHY we react the way we do, we just do it.
Cheers, and gooooo BRAVOS!!!!!!! (that’s supposed to be enthusiastic)
April 28th, 20092:09 pm
Anthony at 1:52 — it’s more than just 1/162, though.
When the Braves have scored 4 or more runs, they’re 8-2; when they score 3 or less, they’re 1-8. Their starting pitching is going to consistently keep them in the game.
April 28th, 20092:11 pm
Saw Gonzo up close at last year’s Fan Fest. He’s just a regular dude from Texas! I’ll bet he’s a lot of fun to be around. I know I enjoy his intense wind ups!
April 28th, 20092:12 pm
Sadly, Shaffer isn’t the answer to lead off either. He’s fast, yes. But he strikes out every other time up.
April 28th, 20092:14 pm
BTW, I bought Bob Dylan’s new album which comes out today, “Together Through Life.” I’m on the first listen, and it’s very good. Lots of blues, and lots of accordion. So far, it seems like a good listen for the summer. I actually like it better than “Modern Times” — it seems like a more consistent album, the blues tracks are better and there’s not the sentimental-ish filler like “Spirit on the Water” and “Beyond the Horizon” on here.
April 28th, 20092:19 pm
thanks for the Dylan in sight Daybed. Modern Times was mostly good, but I know what you’re saying about it too.
Also, I listened to the CSNY album “Looking Forward” yesterday for the first time in several years.
Man that is a weak album, maybe 2 or 3 good songs on it. My wife and I saw them on that tour and I remember thinking the same thing at the show- lot’s of songs that weren’t strong. Guess those songs were from their current album at the time.
April 28th, 20092:20 pm
the blog seems to be hungry. munch munch
April 28th, 20092:23 pm
I think another thing that’s being overlooked today is the fact that a lot of the people in Atlanta weren’t born and raised here. I think that contributes to the “fair weather” attitude. A lot of times, if you don’t grow up rooting for a team then it’s hard to stick with them through thick and thin.
April 28th, 20092:25 pm
Sethual Healing-You never blogged or surfed the net on your Commodore 64?
April 28th, 20092:45 pm
When any team in any sport isn’t playing they way they should, and the manager sticks with the same pieces, fans are gonna chime in. Whether it’s on talk radio, or on a blog, fans are going to voice their opinions. Maybe that’s not how it works in Atlanta, but that’s the way they do it in elsewhere. Fans will shout “Fire I-S-I-A-H” in New York, and fans will clog up every phone line in LA and request that Lamar Odom be the sixth man instead of Trevor Ariza if the Lakers don’t go 72-10. It’s what fans do…
April 28th, 20092:47 pm
No worries Big Easy. I respect you being a Tech fan. But we all know that UGA has a much bigger fanbase than Tech. No offense intended.
April 28th, 20092:50 pm
Can we place a 48 hour ban on all posters who state that Wren traded for Teixeira?
April 28th, 20092:58 pm
Bobby’s Cox…it may be what fans do, but its the dumb fans that do that. You don’t fire the manager of your team after almost 20 yrs bc of a bad stretch and you dont’ change around your order just for the hell of it. True fans know whats going on, and just because fans do it all the times doesn’t mean its alright
April 28th, 20093:04 pm
Lew, I totally had an Amiga Commodore. Good call.
June 8th, 201012:12 am
The society is facing problems with such laws. This has to go legal and it’s needed to be sorted at the earlier.
October 4th, 20122:08 pm
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