3:54 pm April 29, 2009, by David O'Brien
April 30th, 200910:31 am
18 Wheels: Seriously, I get it. You love the record. I listened to it on headphones at a listening station a week or two ago. Liked it, but not enough to make it one of the CDs I bought that day.
I’ll get it when I see it on sale or find a used copy.
April 30th, 200910:32 am
Jackie Treehorn, Soriano signed a two-year, $9 mill deal. He’s actually making $6.1 mill this season, not $6 mill.
18 Wheels of Love
April 30th, 200910:34 am
Sorry dude. I’ll go piss in someone elses corn flakes now. thanks.
April 30th, 200910:35 am
Have to say I really enjoyed the Cardinal series, except that we lost it! I though both teams played pretty good baseball and it is always fun to watch King Albert hit.
Javy had a nice game last night, just could not avoid the dinks. I know we talk about luck, but that inning was pure bad luck.
The hit from Wainwright had to center was pure bad luck.
And Steve from OH, your thoughts on bloggers here attitudes is spot on….
Loaf Garret on a blackberry from the bank
DOB, you should try Midol and chocolate. Works for me.
April 30th, 200910:36 am
18 wheels, I like the record! I bought it because of your recommendation. Does that help?
April 30th, 200910:37 am
DOB, w/ Kawakami on some rest, is the rotation changing a bit? I know we have Jo-Jo, any chance of bringing up Morton? – MiltonDawg
As we wrote last night, Kawakami moves to back of rotation and starts Tuesday. Where would Morton go, unless you’re proposing a six-man rotation?
April 30th, 200910:38 am
Steve from OH, hilarious list man. You should of added Kelly a fourth time.
April 30th, 200910:39 am
i proposin a rotation without one kawakami
April 30th, 200910:47 am
Kawakami ain’t toast yet. Too much hype and investment for management to move him out of the rotation – for the time being, at least.
Seriously, the guy may come around, may make the necessary adjustments, and contribute. But the jury’s still out.
I sure wouldn’t rush Hanson or Morton to the Bigs. I’d rather they continue to learn to pitch at Gwinnett.
ESPN’s has heavy rotation on two of the most annoying commercials — the Amstel beer commercial with the old man singing as though he’s certifiably insane, and the mock Billy Mays infomercial, with him doing his shouting schtick about watching sports on the internet.
April 30th, 200910:48 am
Did everyone see where the Sox have stopped Smoltz’s throwing program?
April 30th, 200910:49 am
The Braves have an uncanny ability to “not” score after the 6th inning no matter how many runners get on base.(in close games)I’m sure if someone looked up that stat “fewest runs late” (throw out the 3 games we scored 10 runs)the Braves would be leading in that category.
April 30th, 200910:50 am
Steve – 100 win teams don’t have the problems the Braves have (poor hitting, questionable coaching, etc). We complain because if nothing changes, we won’t even see .500 again this season.
flange – it’s just for a week so he can build up arm strength.
April 30th, 200910:54 am
While we’re talking about commercials, how about SportSouth’s? I understand there’s going to be at least 18 commercial breaks a game, but how many times do we have to see those same cheesy “This is my team!” commercials, that ALL start with the SAME 3 orchestral chords, as if the Braves were an inspirational movie.
April 30th, 200910:55 am
DOB, I know it is early in the year but say Gonzo and Sori keep up the good work. Who do you think they would be more likely to sign to another contract? I’m assuming they wouldn’t bring both back but could be wrong
Yes I saw that it was for a week, but Smoltz is still stopped from throwing.
Wonder if his arm is toast too.
April 30th, 200910:56 am
Kawakami has shoulder fatigue after 3 starts??? Gimme a break. Sounds like some of the high school kids I watch. IF JoJo can get himself on track and become the pitcher they believe he can be and they get Hudson back, this pitching staff will be the best in baseball next year with the addition of Hanson. Lowe, Hudson, JJ, Hanson, Reyes, you kidding me?!?! Heyward and Freeman will be in AA before long and will make it hard for management to keep them in the minors next year. The Braves need to continue to stock pile their farm system through the draft and trade aquisitions.
DOB, question regarding the Diaz/Jones LF situation. It seems like Bobby is somewhat reluctant to plug in Brandon Jones. He’s been moderately successful at the Major League level in limited AB’s, but Bobby ran Diaz out against a tough righty again last night. In the past, it has always seemed like Bobby put in the young kids and said “you’re here, let’s see what you can do!” This time with Jones, it seems like Bobby really doesn’t want to use him at all. Any ideas on the matter?
April 30th, 200910:57 am
ESPN has also become very annoyin with the continuous coverage of Yankees and the Red Sox geeez its like there the only to teams in the league, i have started watching freakin Final Score on Fox for highlights how sad is that
DOB, it KK continues to struggle with an ERA 7+, I think they would consider putting him in the BP. Are you saying that they would continue to let him start if continues to struggle for several more starts like he did the other day? They could put him on the DL but that would be the only other option.
April 30th, 200910:59 am
DOB…Did you found out who was the Defendant in the Kagaroo Court Yesterday?….
April 30th, 200911:01 am
I expect Soriano to continue his career year, and I can’t wait for the Yankees to sign him to a three year, $18 million deal in the offseason.
April 30th, 200911:02 am
“Then you could have an $8 mill long reliever to go with a $6 mill setup man (Soriano)” – DOB
DOB, haha that setup and we’d be starting to look like the Yankees….
April 30th, 200911:06 am
Kawakami has been dissapointing for me thus far. He doesn’t seem to have any pitches that are dominating. If he has fatigue already, a lot of the fears that were expressed about making it through a full MLB season when we signed him may come true before the end of the season. Vazquez has been so far basically what he has always been. We just haven’t given him much support. I have been pleased with the pen of late but I never get too comfortable with the Braves pen. As for the Red Sox/Yankees and ESPN……ESPN is tiresome in general. They play up certain teams from every league and we just have to put up with it. The NFL draft has become just another big production. The content I love. I can’t get enough of the draft but the 5 hour pre draft talk shows and fake Mel Kiper/Tod McShay showdowns was puke worthy. I really like the MLB network on DirecTV because they cover ALL of baseball and they have former players that are honest and forthright with their analysis. When you put on that ESPN suit, you become a company man that will play up to all the hype. If you are not a fan of the following, ESPN is not for you: LeBron, Kobe, DWade, Yanks, Sox, Pujols, Pats, Brady, and Bowling!!
April 30th, 200911:07 am
JD, how many times do we have to see those same cheesy “This is my team!” commercials
you may think its cheezy, but ill bet you the people who live in the cities featured dont, and thats the point. the braves arent a national team any more, so they have to emphasize localism.
April 30th, 200911:13 am
I sure am glad I don’t eat corn flakes.
Brooklyn Braves Brawler
April 30th, 200911:14 am
Despite the loss last night, Javy Vasquez pitched well. He just got unlucky. Broken bat singles and Texas leaguers be damned.
KK will be fine, even though i do think he will be in the bull pen by the end of the year. Kawakami just needs to pitch with leads and keep innings short. Smaller strike zones and bigger baseballs may also be contributing to his early seson woes.
This offense is just so bad, its so hard to get on a streak of more than 2 games. I like David Ross, you cant take that called 3rd strike with the base loaded. Wainwright struggled but battled and grinded through and he always sticks it to the Braves for trading him.
April 30th, 200911:15 am
J Dub, Vazquez has had one of the highest run support averages in baseball. He has gotten plenty of run supprort. He has pitched well, just not good enough last night.
April 30th, 200911:16 am
The most bizarre commercial is the Burger King Hip Hop/Spong Bob fiasco with the Hoochie Girls with square butts. That is all imagery that was not necessary. The Burger King is the creepiest (with the Progressive Girl running a close second) creature on TV.
April 30th, 200911:18 am
Forgive me for my error AndyC, you are correct.
18 Wheels – you may prefer to try Wheeties with that pee..
Vazquez did pitch well, there were what 5 bloopers or little flip hits in a row, not off exactly terrible pitches (if anyone was watching closely)..
BUT we have scored what 0, 0 a heap, then 2, 2 and 3…….
Need runs to win games EOFS
April 30th, 200911:19 am
Did anyone saw the last report on A-rod. Report: Book says A-Rod may have juiced in H.S.
April 30th, 200911:21 am
vabravesfan: I haven’t given any thought, honestly, to whether the Braves would sign Soriano and/or Gonzo after the season. These things usually take care of themselves, or become obvious decisions. Health, performance, who’s coming up in the system, who’s available in free agency, etc…
Jersey Gil, kangaroo court is a private, players-only thing where they have some fun at a few teammates’ expense. Players treat it as such — private. Rarely do they want to share any details of what happens in there, and it’s none of our business unless they want to share for some reason. You ask certain players once and you usually know pretty much whether anything is going to come out of that for public consumption, then move on.
Again, kangaroo court is a players thing, a fun thing for team unity, etc, not a serious matter.
April 30th, 200911:23 am
Was just thinking that the Braves may start to entertain thoughts of a trade. As Infante and Prado are starting to show management just what we have been stating on the old blog for about 6 months (that KJ is NOT the answer at 2nd base). Certainly not defensively and as is being shown every time they are inserted into the lineup, Infante and Prado are better offensively as well.
In addition, both Prado and Infante are more versatile playing larger roles than KJ. Do we now dangle KJ and perhaps a bullpen guy or prospect for a setup guy or perhaps another outfield corner guy? With Freeman and Heyward coming up possibly in 2010 a move to the outfield for KJ now seems remote. Basically the Braves have nowhere to put him now so I suggest a trade. The question begs does he still have value to bring us a valuable return?
What say you old wise denizens of the blogosphere?
April 30th, 200911:24 am
When is the earliest that McCann will be back with the team and healthy? Any ideas?
Tomas – up here in NYC they have had AROD book news everywhere today… there are quotes apparently that he juiced at HS and also was seen in 2004 with HGH and a small varmint (with Kevin Brown)…
I made up the varmint part
April 30th, 200911:27 am
OK, I’m sure this is just silly, but is Hanson going tonight? Last night would have been his normal turn, but they had a day off and Redmond started. On milb.com, Gwinnett’s probable starter hasn’t been listed yet. Is Hanson’s turn in the rotation being skipped?
I am more on edge, because it looks like Jason Heyward is injured (can’t think of any reason why else he would have missed so many games recently. DOB?? Is there any chance you can give us an update there?). But man. Talk about a blow is Hanson went down. Let’s just hope he is either going tonight, or threw a bullpen session yesterday or something.
Run Heap Run
April 30th, 200911:28 am
MFin – May 8th is the date thats been thrown around several times as the date he will be eligible to come off the DL.
April 30th, 200911:29 am
DAP – yeah I know…I just don’t need to be reminded 10 times a game about the residents of Columbus.
April 30th, 200911:32 am
id bet that the braves will do one of two things with the closer position next season. they will re sign soriano OR gonzalez (not both, and if i had to guess, id guess gonzalez), OR they willtry to get a closer when they trade javier vazquez this offseason (that prediction includes another subject of speculation)
April 30th, 200911:34 am
Rock On, it’s a bit early in my mind to deal a player like Johnson, who has been good for two years at second base. And anyway, don’t you want him to play a bit better? You’d be selling awfully low on an above average offensive second baseman. Streaky? Yes. But still above average offensively.
Work Up this Morning bumping some old Tribe Called Quest Bonita Applebum Remix. “That song is so good they had to do it twice”. That is one of my favorite quotes from Beavis and Butthead…That Tribe Called Quest Shyt Still beats 95 percent of the Pop Tart crap that comes out today…
D.O.B. I Can’t Believe You still Watch BSPN, Since The MLB Network Debuted I have no reason to watch that Crap-Ass MTV-Sports Network…
Well folks 1/8 of the Sason has gone by and As Predicted Our Offense Sucks!
D. Lowe Has impressed me for the contract he got
Kamakaze, should at least be a .500 pitcher, Thanks Offense!
Double J should be among MLB Leaders in wins with Grienke, Thank You again Blowfense…
D.O.B. You wanna make a wager on your prediction for Kotchman…I believe you said a good time ago that he could produce 25 homers and 85 Ribeyes…? Well I’m shooting for 14-75…That kind of offense isn’t gonna scare anybody from the #4 slot. Then again hitting at the 4th slot he will have ample oppurtunity to exceed my expectations…
Our Blow-pen is streaky, Can’t have that if your gonna win the division…
As or right now we are a .500 team until we kill the Bobby-Ball Approach on offense, and stop playing Dumb Baseball overall
April 30th, 200911:37 am
I have to say I’ve been unimpressed with Escobar so far this season. His fielding is great as usual but his hitting is maddening to watch. It looks like to me that he has a hitch in his swing which slows his bat speed. And I’m sick of him constantly topping the ball on the ground. He doesn’t hit that many line drives, and he should be a line drive hitter.
April 30th, 200911:38 am
DAP, I’d keep Vasquez. I think they will end up dealing for a closer. Not sure what they would trade, but I can’t see them investing in big dollars for Soriano or Gonzo. Can’t say I would disagree with them if that was their course of action. Still a while till that part of the year, so it’s tough to speculate. But it’s still fun.
April 30th, 200911:39 am
If the Braves aren’t looking to move any players right now…and McCann is a huge question mark at this point (out until next Friday), what moves should be made within the team to make this offense more viable? Is Garret Anderson coming off the DL soon? Is he going to alright? At this point in time we need any offensive spark we can get.
“I beg to differ” about your assessment that KK doesn’t have any “dominating pitches.” I don’t believe you can come into a new league(not knowing hitter’s tendencies and weaknesses) and strike out nearly one batter per inning pitched without something going for you. He stated that his shoulder has been sore his last 2 starts too. He got hit pretty good in Cincy but lets just assume some of that was due to his shoulder not feeling just right. It was his only bad outing and still some better defense and a break going his way instead of against him could have turned that game out differently.
April 30th, 200911:40 am
the braves have made an absoulute mistake letting Josh Anderson go he is playing AWESOME in detroit. What happened to those years when the braves won division titles every year. We better dominate Mike always hurt takes the braves money hampton tomorrow!
April 30th, 200911:49 am
bravofan- where would anderson play? we have franky who is a whole new person this year schafer needs time but is coming back around and we have matt “mr.clutch” diaz. there is no room for him.
April 30th, 200911:50 am
efrimI’d keep Vasquez. I think they will end up dealing for a closer. Not sure what they would trade, but I can’t see them investing in big dollars for Soriano or Gonzo.
yeah, its way to early, but i still like to do it.
if you keep vazquez, i assume youd want to let hudson go? i think they will trade vazquez because 1, they can get something for him AND get rid of his salary (letting huddy go just saves you money) and huddy is the better pitcher.
keeping hudson AND vazquez is very unlikely to happen. im betting kawakami will be a full 3 year investment.
as far as gonzo and soriano goes…between them they are making almost $10mil this year. i think it would be stupid of the braves to let them both go. one of them will be our closer next year.
with either vazquez or hudson coming off the books, norton, glavine, anderson, soriano and gonzalez all coming off as well, it looks like the braves have around $25mil coming off for next year. all we really need is a closer and an outfielder to keep it warm out there. the braves are going to have a chance to improve by ALOT this coming offseason.
April 30th, 200911:51 am
“Hoss” Said that the win against the Cardinals reminded him of the Braves of the early/mid 90s…Well The 95 team led the league in come from behind wins I believe…This Gutless squad couldn’t come from behind if their life depended on it…
That’s one distinct difference between the World Fcking Champions (Philles) and Our Boyz. So far the Phillies play with heart, we don’t…
bravofan, what would you have wanted them to do with anderson? He either had to start or get traded. The kid played head and shoulders above anderson during spring training
April 30th, 200911:52 am
he could play in left field yeah yeah matt had one “clutch” hit but that posistion has been lacking and that bullet speed he has is unreal. O and are you forgetting about Casey I can’t hit a softball Kotchan!?!? He is pathetic!
April 30th, 200911:54 am
Kotchman is a 1st BASEMAN NOT AN OUTFIELDER!!!!!!! diaz has proven himself every year but boob bob wont give him a full time role.
Um I do believe Josh Anderson was not with them during spring training even if he was are your forgetting the Gwinnett Braves!?
April 30th, 200911:55 am
DAP, arbitration raises for Diaz, Kotchman, Johnson, Escobar, and Francoeur. Raises to Chipper and Heap’s contracts too. Not as much available funds as you think.
April 30th, 200911:56 am
Bravofan3 go back to elementary school and work on your reading comprehenison on the CRCT i didnt say a thing about Kotchman playing in the outfield!
April 30th, 200911:57 am
Pretty sure he was considering I watched him play in spring training in person. He had no options left. He would have to be put on waivers and probably would have gotten claimed.
bravofan, Kotchman is second in average (behind Chipper) of the regular starters, he is top in doubles with 9 so far, which is also second in the NL as a whole. Not bad for someone that cannot hit a softball. But don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.
Efrim…So what are we going to do with three 2nd basemen of which the incumbent is the worst of the three? I’m not saying a trade will work out or is imminent but if something comes along that will help shore up the weaknesses you gotta look at it.
Wait I know, Bobby will bench Infante/Prado reinsert KJ and bat him 8th. Move Shaefer to leadoff and for icing on the cake Wren will make a roster move to have Glavine pitch (thereby wasting a million bucks) in a week or so.
Efrim: Chipper has been nice to the Braves the past couple of years when he took a paycut so they could get huddy and be a contender
April 30th, 200911:58 am
its brovofan2 little room to talk about reading comprehension. the way u said commented it looked like you were saying kotch played outfield. state ur comments clearer and u would be understood.
efrimNot as much available funds as you think.
yes there are. im aware of all those things, too.
Gummy Bears...Bouncing here and there and everywhere....THEY ARE THE GUMMY BEARS!!!!
April 30th, 200912:00 pm
Why are we talking about corn flakes? Dont you all like Count Chocula or Frank Berries?
You only like corn flakes if you born in 1855
Steve…no one is questioning Kotchman’s doubles or his average…but he has left a lot of men on base…and driven in very few runs. I’d rather have the 3-run shot…than a bunch of doubles with no one on….or a guy on first one. He just isnt driving in enough runs to warrant him being in the 4th spot in the lineup.
April 30th, 200912:01 pm
learn to read and you can understand! bravofan2 copying my name I mean get original! StevemcP:ok so lately he has been performing but face it he will not stay that way! I mean come back to reality my friend he is not a Chipper type caliber player! he will fizzle soon! just wait
April 30th, 200912:02 pm
DAP, so there is still 25 million available after the contract/arb. raises?
April 30th, 200912:03 pm
Rock On, I still don’t think Kelly is the worst of the three. It’s a month man. He had a bad month.
can anderson even play any position other than outfield? first base is one of the harder positions to learn.
I don’t think anyone on the blog thinks that Kotch is the best cleanup hitter in the league.
The question is who is better and why. Frenchy is slumping a bit at present. Don’t see Ross as a clean up guy either.
With Yunel not hitting great right now, KJ slumping, Diaz slumping, Kotch is the only guy left to hit clean up….
MFin04 – Entirely agree that he is a not a clean up hitter, just pointing out that he is not the complete waste of space that some on here seem to think here.
Efrim: Liberty Media could put a bunch of money into this team but they don’t give a care about the Braves they view it as an “investment” and probably don’t know what a baseball is or who Hank Aaron is
April 30th, 200912:04 pm
DOB, What options are available to Mac if the contacts don’t correct this issue? How much time would he have to miss if her were to have the Lasik eye surgery during the season?
How is Anderson’s recovery going? WIll he do a stint in the minors before rejoining the big club?
Being that the Braves don’t have power or speed, they really need their hitters to take pitches, have high batting averages, especially in the clutch, and play solid defense in order to win. If they’re in the running around he all-star break, I think mgmnt will go out and get a big bat.
April 30th, 200912:05 pm
Hey I have an idea lets not blame stuff on players and stuff let’s blame LIBERTY MEDIA THEY ARE GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomahawkin So far the Phillies play with heart, we don’t…
We play with heart, but it’s all broken…
April 30th, 200912:07 pm
I agree with Efrim, KJ has always been a streaky hitter just like DOB has pointed out many times. Remember the last month of the season last year with that 28 game hitting streak he had I believe and everybody was talking about how great of a hitter he was. I guarantee he will come out of this slump with a huge hot streak eventually then will go cold for awhile, just how he is.
McFann….the only thing we are missing is a power hitting catcher in the 4th spot (we could move Ross there for the time being)
April 30th, 200912:11 pm
efrimso there is still 25 million available after the contract/arb. raises?
no, all i was talking about is what was coming off. its $25mil, and i knew about all the raises. but remember my point…if you look at what next years team will probably look like all we will really NEED to get is a closer and an outfielder.
that means we can probably afford to spend a little more on an outfielder, or we can get a platoon guy like this year and really bolster the bullpen, or whatever. the braves are in good shape financially.
Tomahawkin, so you’re saying if the Braves were “playing with heart”, whatever that means, that Yunel would’ve caught those fisted bloopers the Cards were piling up in the 5th? Or, suddenly find it in themselves to become power hitters like the a lot of the Phils hitters? Well, their obviously not power hitters and seem to try and do too much at the plate instead of doing what Chipper does which is hit whatever the pitcher serves them. If that qualifies as having “no heart”, well, alrighty than.
April 30th, 200912:13 pm
dogsbrekky, the A-Rod news isn’t confined to the NY metro area, believe me. You can’t turn on a network this morning without hearing about it. ESPN has gone on at length about it all morning.
A-Rod’s become a disaster of a contract. Regardless of what stats he piles up, the dude is a train wreck in almost every other conceivable way.
April 30th, 200912:14 pm
My sentiments mirror others’ here about Chipper’s comment. This team lacks the punch those early 1990s team had, and lack of speed in an offense with no punch is a death sentence. Those are two areas that should have been addressed more during the offseason. The Bravos need a bat, a banger, and McCann’s eye problems magnify this dire situation.
Since my charms seem to have failed us this time, thanks is unnecessary but you are welcome none the less
April 30th, 200912:15 pm
I vote for Ross in the cleanup spot. That boy puts some serious wood on the ball, eh!
Btw, its not Kotchman’s fault when he does hit doubles most of the time no one is on. I think that would fall on the three guys hitting before him.
it would be great if the white sox didnt exercise dye’s option and we could get him for next year. i still wish that we could have gotten him in the vazquez deal…..
J Williams, I asked Bobby about G. Anderson yesterday. I’ve seen him running and taking BP for the past week, and the Braves think (hope) he’ll be ready to come off DL on first day eligible. Bobby didn’t know if/when he’d go out on rehab, but I’d think he’d surely need to go hit and play a few games. Don’t know why he wouldn’t do that.
As for Mac, if the doc thought Lasik was the remedy, I’m sure they’d be doing it. Three docs he’s seen, and none have recommended Lasik at this time. These contacts haven’t bothered him for two games at Myrtle, apparently, so that’s very good sign.
April 30th, 200912:16 pm
I think that would fall on the three guys hitting before him.
Make that two guys hitting before him.
In response To your last post…Those Scenarios you just mentioned fall under the criteria of “Dumb Baseball” which I stated in a previos post…
My assessment of not playing with no heart regards their lack of having a sense of pride in losing to AAA teams like Washington…Those games that we dropped are gonna cost us late in the year “Bank on It!”
April 30th, 200912:17 pm
Check this out, only four pitchers have 40 strikeouts this season:
1. Zack Greinke KC 44
Johan Santana NYM 44
3. Tim Lincecum SF 43
4. Javier Vazquez Atl 42
April 30th, 200912:18 pm
DAP, I agree with you on that. My point is I don’t think the Braves will be major players in free agency given the contracts they picked up this past offseason. Not unless they make some trades, which is always possible.
MCFANN Criticizing the team…OMG!!! (I’m Saying that Like a Ditzy Sorostitute) That’s a first that I’ve seen…Cheese-Whiz
April 30th, 200912:21 pm
DOB…Some team has The Kagaroo Court just for fun but other team take this very seriusly and when the Fine the player the process is donate to Charity….them came in as a public think..
Don’t know if you’re a fan or not, but I have to mention the passing of one of country music’s great voices. Vern Gosdin died Tuesday. I’m not a die hard fan of his but I like some of his songs. Another golden voice from the past gone. 74 years old.
April 30th, 200912:28 pm
Vazquez bashers beware…… He pitched well last night and as others have pointed out, he ate innings. Broken bat single, Albert’s 18 bounce single up the middle (ok hit harder than that, but still not his normal BOMB), two bloops….. I do attribute the loss more to bad luck than poor pitching.
Vazquez pitched well as witnessed by the bloops and broken bats. Sometimes it’s good luck and sometimes it’s bad luck. Problem is we left 18 (EIGHTEEN)
April 30th, 200912:29 pm
Sad baseball story: One of our professors at Liberty University was killed Tuesday while pitching batting practice. Hit in the throat by a line drive hit by his son.
hmmmmm…. not sure what happened – But how can we win leaving 18 men on base?
April 30th, 200912:31 pm
The correct answer is 11 runners left stranded.
That’s for sure! It’d be kinda int’resting to see how Ross does in the cleanup spot…
Oh that was just my lame attempt at a joke, but um…yeah, there have have been a couple heartbreaking games, is sorta what I meant…
April 30th, 200912:32 pm
DOB….good stats. Vazquez as the season progresses (and given his past durability and innings eater rep) may make it tough for the Braves to take a flyer on post-surgery Hudson and trade Javier. Especially with Hanson, Jo Jo, and Morton waiting in the wings. Still a lot to play between now and that decision but I don’t see Hudson with the Braves at this point.
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