1:48 pm May 11, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 12th, 200911:51 am
DOB NO NEED…
If anyone who watch the ESPN version, would have seen that they were fogging up so he jst brought him to the dugout in the middle of the At-Bat while he was catching. He still wore them the first few innings, they were just fogging up!
May 12th, 200911:52 am
ha, that’s cool. I’m originally from the Greensboro area, that’s why I ask. Cool to see other NCs cheering the Bravos.
On another note, as much as the booth annoyed me last night, they did provide a little objectivity on Schafer. His strikeouts suck, but I hadn’t given any thought to a correlation between him struggling to catch up the fastball and him maybe being a little overmatched right now in the majors. That makes a lot of sense. I guess the only way to remedy that, given the lack of ready CFs in the organization, is to keep him in the 8 and let him see lots and lots of pitching until he does catch up to it. I guess it’ll just sort of suck in the mean time.
May 12th, 200911:53 am
Our BP – Bennett really worries me, he just seems to throw it down the pike and is extremely hittable. Buddy C seems to have lost confidence so I hope he bounces back as well. Our main problem will be NOT BURNING Moylan so soon after TJ surgery…..
May 12th, 200911:54 am
The Braves are on a roll and JJ is looking to extend the win streak to 4 games tonight! Brian did have on his glasses last night while he was on the base paths last night in the late innings he probably had them on just remember the frames are black and the lenses themselves are clear so they are hard to see on tv probably
Gummy Bears...Bouncing here and there and everywhere....THEY ARE THE GUMMY BEARS!!!!
DOB u catch star trek yet
Piedmont Blues (formerly BravesFan InRockies)
May 12th, 200911:55 am
Thw Wizard –
Take your own advice, dude. You can’t say we should see how the two staff compare as the season progresses and then claim “CASE CLOSED” unless, well, your and idiot
I have to say this week I have been thrilled. I know not too hard to be excited this week huh? I will take credit for not having knee jerked and said we stink etc. before the current hot streak, but I was starting to get concerned. Just thought things would get better when Mac and GA returned. GA still needs to heat up some more and I think he will, has looked better though and I think he looks like he’s running comfortably now. I feel very good about our chances today. Winning the series is very important IMO. If we sweep, the blog probably will hit critical mass or something ….
Here’s my thoughts for the near future:
If Jo Jo gets blown up again tomorrow (regardless of if we win or lose game, say 9-8 or some such) then he wouldn’t start for me again. He would be sent down immediately in favor of Hanson, Medlen, or Morton whichever they pick. I am hoping Jo Jo can string together a few good starts so he may can be trade bait in a month. In my opinion, he should be the odd man out, even though we’d be stacked with righties for the future. If the old man can come back and hold down the 5th spot for a couple months, then trade Reyes for offensive help. I think Jo Jo may be the prototype to ’sell high’ on. If he can put together a few good starts, sell high. I would prefer to get offensive help for him, b/c I haven’t seen enough from him during his two year trial runs up here to convince me he is part of the future equation.
Now, what do we trade for? How ’bout Jermaine Dye. The Sox probably would be interested in young starters, and they’ve traded with the Braves before. Sox probably aren’t going far this year, and I think Dye has been trade bait before because he’s a FA after season or something like that. Sox have some aging starters too like Buerhle, and Contreras is ancient. Dye add instant offense in the 5 hole. I hate to say it b/c he’s a great guy, and IMO a good outfielder, but go ahead and kick Frency to the curb. Dye and GA would be great 1 to 2 year stop gaps until Heyward, Hernandez are ready and K’fer comes into his own. Sox may be interested in Frenchy to b/c he’ll still be on the cheap for at least a couple years salary wise, he might could be a stop gap for them if they’ve got some young up and comers they are wating on.
Put Dye in this lineup for the rest of the year, we look much more dangerous. If you could do it for Reyes and not much else, wouldn’t hurt much I don’t think.
What do you guys think about the idea?
May 12th, 200911:56 am
Tony Armas jr was with the Mets…Another Pitcher should go under the radar that was DFA from Boston this Past weekend is Javier Lopez,lefty submarine relieve Pitcher.
Armas & Vazquez was the Best Prospect of the Montreal expo.
Any chance Schafer gets a day off anytime soon? I feel like he could really use one.
I can’t believe the major league club doesn’t have another option for CF that the manager feels comfortable with. That was AWFUL roster planning.
They should have known better – especially starting a rookie in CF who hasn’t been above AA.
DOB, from watching the telecast last night, Heap looked as if the lights were bothering him when he was at the plate — squinting, excessive blinking, etc.
Wouldn’t surprise me if he took off the specs while catching because he was more comfortable not wearing them.
May 12th, 200911:58 am
good point about the fog and Heap’s glasses. Didn’t notice that at the time.
sportsmandh – your post is likely to get some love I suspect… but I agree sell Frenchy on the uptick…….
May 12th, 200911:59 am
he had them on while he was on the bases!!!!!
Could I make a small suggestion here? We seem to get a ton of “typo” posts these days; you know, “oops, meant NOT whatever”. Seriously, most of us can figure out the intent from the context, if you make a mistake in the post. The corrections posts just kinda add noise to the blog, you know? Maybe a little proofreading before hammering the submit button?
And, yes, I know it sounds whiny, LOL.
May 12th, 200912:00 pm
Ok now the Braves Stack the minor league with Pitcher, send Armas/Acosta/joJo
to Boston for Jason Bay….
Thanks DOB, I appreciate you asking him that. They really mad a big deal about it on ESPN last night and this morning. They showed the trainer cleaning the glasses, because of the fogginess. However, I agree that wearing them while hitting is more important to see the pitches, but I am a bit concerned about him not wearing them while catching because if he has a hard time seeing the ball while hitting, it would make sense that he would have a hard time seeing the ball while catching also.
May 12th, 200912:01 pm
How does bcann handle the glasses when he wears them and he has to take off his mask to catch a pop fly?
May 12th, 200912:02 pm
BTW Some twit before was comparin cry baby Josie Reyes and Yunel
for the record – Yunel has the best MLB average with RISP in 2009 and is hitting 40 points higher than Reyes
May 12th, 200912:04 pm
sportsmandh-Considering that Dye is making aboiut $11.5 mil this season, I don’t see the Braves trading prospects for him and then turning around and spending that kind of $$$$ (which they don’t have). I don’t see the CWS eating much of his salary, either.
If we’re going to trade pitching for outfield help, it won’t be for a player as old or expensive as Dye.
May 12th, 200912:07 pm
Dogs-You’re letting facts get in the way again, Dude.
May 12th, 200912:08 pm
That the problem Wizard. The Mets are a collection of Stars who could care less if the win or not. The Braves are a TEAM. David Wright is OVERATED 9 Gold glove my a**) Only reason he won that GG is he plays in NY. Reyes could care less. Castillo stinks. No catcher. Delgado has one foot in grave.
Ill take the Brave TEAM of your collection of egos anyday of the week and twice on Sunday.
CASE CLOSED !!!!
May 12th, 200912:09 pm
May 12th, 200912:10 pm
I do think KK will become a solid 3-4 pitcher by the end of the season. I think JoJO is down to his last extremity where the BRAVES are concerned. They’ve had a real good look at him over parts of three seasons. He’s been in the rotation for four starts this season, if I remember correctly. If he busts his next start, I think the BRAVES send him down and it becomes problematic as to whether he ever comes back or not. Some ratios are better year over year such as hits allowed and earned runs, but gopher balls is not one of them. Slight improvement in walks allowed, and a bit better with SO’s. WHIP in 2007, 1.678 in 10 starts. 2008’s was a another nightmarish 1.646 in 22. 2009 in four starts 1.304, so there’s improvement. Like MORTON, I think his mind panics because he’s thinking he will potentially lose his job and he gets the old pucker syndrome, protestations to the contrary. Surely he realizes he has nothing to lose by letting it go, but everything to lose by holding on. The old fear and arrogance line from BULL DURHAM. Come on JoJO. Do some good my man. Time is of the essence.
You know why I would take Escobar over Reyes.
Because Escobar would break his leg trying to win a ballgame. Reyes wouldnt break a fingernail.
Escobar has a fire in his belly I wish all the Braves had.
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
May 12th, 200912:11 pm
I was at the game and I have to say Reyes’ slick play in the field was a thing of beauty. Ken Takahashi warming up and throwing pitches to the backstop then doing it in the game was even prettier. Bobby Parnell is a stud too.
What’s funny is one of my really food friends is a Mets fan. He is the most level-headed person I might know. Even though he was pretty mad at the poor fundamental play by the Mets, he admitted they have holes too. When I asked him if Philly was playing last night because I could not see an out of town Score Board at Citi in LF, he said, “No the Phils are off tonight, just like the Mets who didn’t show up.”
Just admit when your team is outplayed. Lowe outpitched Santana and played fundamental baseball with a solid approach. Period.
May 12th, 200912:12 pm
Haha *good* friends
May 12th, 200912:15 pm
Shane..Ok you can take your Tomahawk Choppers …enjoy third place…that is if you can beat out the Marlins! LOL
Lew, probably right on the money. If they start to tank in a month or so, maybe they might decide to start cleaning house though.
For what it’s worth, Dye is 35. He’s hitting .292, 7 HR, 17 rbis, 16 runs, OBP .345, 8 walks, SLG .519.
Frenchy batting .271 (and falling), 3 HR, 19 rbis, 17 runs, OBP .287, 4 walks, SLG .403.
Frenchy has 23 more total at bats too. Not a huge difference in rbi or runs, but everything else is pretty obvious.
I think Dye is more possible than Jason Bay. I doubt Boston would trade Bay period.
Got any other suggestions?
May 12th, 200912:16 pm
Wiz, you’d take PELFREY over Vazquez? You’ve got to be kidding me.
Maine’s solid, but walks too many. Johan’s great. The rest, mediocre.
But yes, I’d take Maine over Reyes.
May 12th, 200912:20 pm
hmmm, when did the Mets put Ollie Perez on the DL? I was unaware “becasue he sucks” was a legit injury…
May 12th, 200912:23 pm
Cox has been obsessed with Armas Jr. and Vazquez since he saw them first pitch. So no surprise they are giving him a look.
McCann blatantly dropped the F-Bomb last night in what I believe was the 8th inning when he was on 3rd after his double. It was pretty funny because in real-time you can see his glasses starting to progressively and heavily start to fog up on him. I didn’t know he knew that word. Big props to him for battling through this and putting up something like a .400+ average since he came back.
May 12th, 200912:24 pm
Dont question the mets fan. There was actually one calling you out yesterday. Speaking of that, I see he was incorrect about the braves having getting swept and Johan “laughing at the braves offense”. Johan gave up 8 hits while Lowe only 5
sportsmandh-If they are tanking a month (which I just don’t see happening), there will still be 100 games left in the season. They will not liquidate the team, especially since they really have no serious contracts to dump. I mean, Chipper will go nowhere after his contract extension, Soriano won’t go or we’re done for real and there really isn’t anyone else (except maybe Mac) who makes all that much money.
Most of our minor league pipeline will provide us with the players we need in a couple years (except maybe 3B prospect for Chipper’s eventual retirement). I just don’t see any massive sell off like you and some others do-even if they DO tank. What exactly, would be the point? Who do you realistically think another team would give us for players we’ve given up on? Do you seriously think Frenchy will bring much in return if we dump him because he has a sub .300OBP? Seriously?
DOB (anyone else interested)
Who do you think is the most creative and talented bass player since 1980? You can drop a couple names if you can’t decide between a couple.
DOB notice how he conviently leaves JJ off the list thereby skipping our No 2.
May 12th, 200912:26 pm
cabravesfan-MLB and Commissioner Bud Light wouldn’t let them keep Ollie in his locker to keep him out of sight. The DL was the only other option.
May 12th, 200912:29 pm
Lew, no, HENCE the term I used about Frenchy for the Sox. Stop Gap. If they want to rebuild their team, they get a young pitcher and a cheap outfielder for next year. If they weren’t paying Dye’s salary they have money to spend elsewhere. As far as the Braves, the real question would be how much they could pay him for the rest of this season as you pointed out.
May 12th, 200912:30 pm
I do have to say I am very impressed with how hard Lowe and Kotchman are on themselves too. They are fierce battlers and when they don’t reach their expectations of themselves they show it. They are not doing it to make it “look” like they care. They are genuinely raging and infuriated. It’s so refreshing to see that attitude hovering around the team after watching Andruw smile like he won the Georgia Lottery for the 1,941rst time after he K’d for the 4th time in a game.
I’m obviously not around the team but I think Hudson and Chipper have really been leading this team behind closed doors, with McCann absorbing everything like a sponge to carry the torch someday.
i like your idea ok, but i disagree with the premise. the white sox wont be trading dye, i dont think. they are in a winnable division. and would have to be pretty far out to start trading their best offensive players. plus, i dont think frenchy is going anywhere in a trade anytime soon.
but yeah, dye would be great for us.
(and lew, depending on what we traded and when we traded for him, his salary may not be an issue at all. there is nothing wrong with trading for a guy as old as dye who is possibly on the last year of his contract. actually its a perfect fit.)
May 12th, 200912:31 pm
from what I’ve heard they could have stashed him in the visitor’s bullpen and he might have never been found…
May 12th, 200912:35 pm
You also forgot Beltran is a primadonna. Even though he is great, the guy won’t slide or dare put himself in any position to possibly break a nail. Kotchman on the other hand? That was some ballsy stuff staying in the game then rocking an oppo-field 2RBI shot next AB. I’m loving Kotchman!
May 12th, 200912:37 pm
CHUCK JAMES…..Oteil Burbridge has to be on the list
I guess you were alluding to my correction of spelling? That was made only because I despise when you post something and a whole idea is ruined because some immature idiot gets on it. But then again, why should I care what that said idiot thinks? I will never correct my spelling again. I’m letting it all hang out, ugly or beautiful!
Cabravesfan-From what Anders reported yesterday, the fans have access to the Visitors Pen. They would have kidnapped Ollie and put him in a 50 gallon drum of cement in one of the local chop shops and dumped him in whatever river is around Flushing (such a descriptive place name).
sportsmandh-They are not going to trade for Dye. They just aren’t. They are not going to liquidate a team with an average age of 27 that doesn’t make much money (in the scheme of things) when they already have the #4 Farm System in baseball. They just aren’t. No argument, wish, desire, or fan fantasy will change that. They just won’t.
May 12th, 200912:39 pm
Any word on Kotchman’s hand. I assume it would just be a bad bruise at the worst. But, I could see Bobby playing Prado there for tonight’s game. I did look like it got him pretty good.
May 12th, 200912:40 pm
that would solve the mets problem…
Pelfrey has been a different pitcher since last July. Do a little research. And yes, I, and most knowledgable baseball people would take Pelfrey (25) over Vasquez (33) right now and especially for the future. Ask the Brave’s GM that question. You know the answer.
May 12th, 200912:43 pm
Dye makes too much money for the Braves to put on their radar at this point in the season. In July it might be a somewhat realistic possibility, but currently it is not.
May 12th, 200912:45 pm
That isnt the question. The question is would you take JJ (23) or Pelfrey (25) . I think you know the answer
May 12th, 200912:46 pm
He is a unique guy with strong talent. I’d put him on the list but I’ll be honest I am not very familiar with all his work. I am well aware who he is and have listened to the Allman Brothers enough to know he is great.
May 12th, 200912:49 pm
thw wizardPelfrey has been a different pitcher since last July. Do a little research.
in response to this, im going to REpost something i did earlier. here it is.
pelfry is 4-0 and ive heard some commentators act like hes been pitching really well…the truth is, all his stats other than W-L are pretty bad.
he has made it past the 6th inning only one time this season. his ERA is a robust 5.46, with a 1.71 WHIP. the dudes got a .306 BAA, and has walked over twice as many guys as he has struck out(14BB/6Ks). teams are OPSing .866 against him!
he has not been pitching well, and hopefully the braves will shell him tonight.
end repost. the moral of the story is that pelfrey has been pretty bad this season.
May 12th, 200912:50 pm
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
Are you sure it was a spelling mistake and not a freudian slip. Maybe your name should really be
Chuck James was Hungry until the 6th!!!
They should stop feeding the players in the dugout and keep them hungry for more than 6 innings though
May 12th, 200912:52 pm
Jermaine Dye is a defensive liablity. Flipping through the channels the other day, caught just a second of a WS game. A ball was hit over Dye’s head that Frenchy would have gobbled up.(don’t think it even made it to the warning track) He looked like he had very poor moblity. I believe he will stay in the AL where he can hit without having to play in the field. All the speculation is simply that and IMHO a waste of time.
May 12th, 200912:55 pm
The best commentary on Pelfry is his own coach (Manuel)who said in a game last week to announcers that “he didn’t know where the ball was going, and that the worse thing was it didn’t have any life to it. (paraphrase)
May 12th, 200912:58 pm
Good to have the Braves on a mini-streak. Gotta say that the pics of Citi look so much better than the old Shea dump. Was there in 2005 and the smell made you realize why it was in Flushing.
May 12th, 200912:59 pm
DAP, but Pelfrey is 4-0 and the W/L record is all that matters…………..
but seriously, Pelfrey has been terrible and I am not sure how anyone could think that he has been a better pitcher than Vasquez. Heck, I’m not sure if “Big Pelf” is going to have a better career than Javy. I mean, you have to miss some bats. Just a few more than 6 in 28 innings. If Pelfrey can get back to where he was last year, which was keeping the ball on the ground and limiting the home run, then sure, he has a chance to be a #3 starter.
THANK YOU!!!! PELFREY better bring his “A” game tonight. He’s gonna’ need it. I’m sure the MELTS will be doin’ their best to whip JJ also. Should be a good game. Too dammed bad I won’t see it.
MFin04 (The Hopeless Romantic)
May 12th, 20091:01 pm
Looking at wins/losses for a pitcher is stupid and ignorant. Everybody is making such a fuss about Santana and his run support. Jair has been the Braves best pitcher and could very easily be what… 6-0, 7-0?
The other thing that is making me sick is that ESPN is all over Santana not getting the win last night, and not giving up any earned runs…and I really think they were kind of garbage. The first run very well could have been earned. Just because the third basemen makes a tough throw and the first basemen drops it and the run scores doesnt mean it’s an error. Could just be good baserunning by Esco? The ball got away from Tatis by like 5-7 feet on a bang bang play, not seeing how that really is an error on Wright or Tatis.
Also retarded that all the runs in the 7th were unearned…that play wasn’t as tough as the first one, but it was still up the middle between ss and 2b, not the easiest of plays. I just think at some point, runs in an inning should starting being earned again as well (they wouldnt be Santana’s though.)
Just bugs me that ESPN puts all these stats up there about runs when Santana did not pitch that well and really got outpitched by the Lowe. Give the Braves some credit for getting clutch hit after hit to score the runs.
May 12th, 20091:02 pm
DOB – I concur with Philly ballpark. Although I only have Turner Field and Citizens Bank to go by. I had the pleasure of being in Philly last September and catching a Brewers/Phillies game. I loved the ballpark, I walked the entire stadium, looking at the game from all angles. One negative though, was the traffic jam in the parking lot after the game. Took nearly 2 hours to get out of there!
What’s the deal with the 6 massive 20′x20′ pictures of Jackie Robinson at the highlisght of the inside your ballpark? You’d think he played for the Mets for 30 years and hit 800 HR’s. Last I remember he was a Dodger. Don’t you have any Met players you could have celebrated? That was very weird to me. It makes what they did for Hank Aaron with his ball at Turner Field look insignificant.
wish Vazquez could pitch this series, Citi is perfect for him.
Looking forward to JJ getting a win tonight.
May 12th, 20091:06 pm
May 12th, 20091:08 pm
Maybe Dye needs to see Dan Westin at The Scooter Store.
May 12th, 20091:13 pm
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!! Big props to him for battling through this and putting up something like a .400+ average since he came back.
Yeah! Since making his return, he’s hit .375 with a homer, a double, 4 RBI, 2 walks, 2 SO, 4 runs scored, a .444 OBP, and a .625 SLG. Those numbers would be better if Tatis hadn’t stole a hit from him last night…ah, but those are the breaks…
Didn’t see the incident in the 8th that you mentioned…that must be really annoying because jersey material does not work for wiping off glasses…
I didn’t know he knew that word.
Well, thanks to a PTV game last year, I did know he knew that word…unfortunately now I do, too…But I don’t use it.
May 12th, 20091:15 pm
Turtsnap… Citezen Bank Park…You have to knows where you going. I alaways park in the First base parking lot ” P ” on Darien St. ..i take Darien st to the end and jump in the Walt Whitman Bridge. Never have any problem there. If you going Downtown or West Phillis you have to Park on Lot S,U,T. to take 95 or 76 west.
May 12th, 20091:20 pm
I will never correct my spelling again. I’m letting it all hang out, ugly or beautiful!
I didn’t really have anybody specific in mind, my friend, but atta baby! Typos be hanged!
May 12th, 20091:21 pm
Here’s a NY POST piece on our old friend Tex. Seems his mantra of “always a slow starter” is wearing thin up there. His .198 average, so far, reflects a continued fondness for liftin n’ stretchin during Spring Training.
SO glad he lifted and stretched his way outa here!
May 12th, 20091:22 pm
Hey you gotta give props to any Mets fan, even one who apparently can’t spell “The”, for coming back to talk more smack even after his team got absolutely clowned on national television last night.
Just because the third basemen makes a tough throw and the first basemen drops it and the run scores doesnt mean it’s an error.
Will nobody help this child?
May 12th, 20091:23 pm
I really hate eating humble pie but I am really suprised about the tameness on this blog after last night. Is this the calm before the storm? I appreciate all the kudos from the braves bloggers but lets get one thing straight, I have been doing this blog thing here for about 5 years now. The only thing that has change is now I blog here when the converstaion is mostly NL East based. Also add in the fact theat the Mets have yet to finish what they started since 2006. No Mets love lost here.
KC: I have emailed you and have sent the first bet we made in its origianl text. Going to a sports bar to catch a game here in Atlanta is long over do. Let me know when you are serious about doing this.
And your comment about Santana always facing another teams ace was echoed by me when the pattern began. (On a Mets blog) Not that the Mets don’t try to score for him, its just the opposing pitcher tries so hard to out pitch Santana that the Mets bats don’t seem to respond until they reach the opposing teams bullpen. You sure you not a Mets fan, that was just too insightful.
May 12th, 20091:24 pm
And NOW, here’s the TEX link! LOL
May 12th, 20091:26 pm
Reyes is winless going back to last year. There’s a lot I’d take over him. Only reason Hanson is in AAA is so he doesn’t become a Super Two before June….only reason.
Pelfrey hasn’t even struck out as many batters in this season as Vazquez has in his last start.
May 12th, 20091:27 pm
Wizard, our lineup pounded SIXTEEN hits off Mutt pitching, you stupid SOB! Who would want, bad hip Delgado over a red hot Kotchman right now and either Murphy or a 40 yr. old Sheffield over Diaz/Anderson? Reyes would look good at the top of our lineup but Escobar is the better fielder with a better arm and a very good hitter. You’d take Castillo over Kelly/Prado/Infante? Nah, you wouldn’t…I’d like to believe there’s really not people as stupid as you out there. Oh, and I’d still take a 37 yr. old Chipper over Wright any day of the week.
Steve from OH
Speaking of bad pitchers, has anyone checked out Jon Garland’s stats? 5.18 ERA, 1.536 WHIP and only 16 K’s in 41 IP to go along with 16 BB’s. Glad we didn’t pick him up.
May 12th, 20091:28 pm
Only reason Hanson is in AAA is so he doesn’t become a Super Two before June….only reason.
Other than the high pitch counts, short outings, and flyball ratio, you mean. Right?
May 12th, 20091:29 pm
Tex is what he is (although I hate that term). He is a slow starter, but he is still going to hit 30-40 homers and drive in 100-140 runs. Wouldn’t you rather have those runs down the stretch in the second half of the season anyways? Doesn’t really matter, that’s when you are going to get his production whether they like it or not. New Yorkers just like to whine and boo everyone, glad the Braves fans don’t.
May 12th, 20091:30 pm
ncscoots – I can’t do it alone, it takes a village.
Chipper over Wright is little bit of a stretch
Oh and you failed to mention the Schafer vs Beltran comparison
May 12th, 20091:31 pm
Jersey Gil…. yep, after that experience, I talked to my co-worker who lives in Wilmington, he said the same thing. Once we sat in line for a while, we noticed another line moving quicker, so we scooted over there. It took us behind the basketball/hockey arena and looped us back around to 95.
But major props to the park, place is awesome. I didn’t get a chance to try it, because the line was soooo long, but what was the deal with the crab fries? I believe it was crab fries anyway. Some vendor out in Right field, line was waaaay long!
May 12th, 20091:32 pm
MAC did wear his glasses last night he took them off for a half inning or so because they were fogging up, you could see Jeff Porter wiping them down with the towel trying to clear them up but for the majority of the game he had them on.
New Yorkers just like to whine and boo everyone, glad the Braves fans don’t.
Read the braves blog, anyone from the past up to now and you will see your bias.
May 12th, 20091:33 pm
Yeh that was when it was a real tight game too, saved a run from scoring. I was at the game and it was a bullet off his bat I thought for sure would get passed the defensive liability Tatis is over there. Win some ya lose some.
I didn’t imagine you used that word, haaha. I imagine you as darn-shucks! kinda gerl…
May 12th, 20091:34 pm
There is a difference between whining on a blog then doing it in a stadium. When you go to a stadium you support your team, cheer them no matter what. You can be analytical on a blog, but we still support our team at the games.
Chipper over Wright is little bit of a stretch
For a fan like you? Absolutely.
May 12th, 20091:37 pm
Alright I am going to bring up something on JoJo and I know I am in the huge minority on this one. Maybe its because I am a homer and love all the braves prospects or because I saw him pitch 4 no hit innings live in spring training.
I know his last outing was rough and he hasn’t won in forever but I still think he can be a good pitcher in the major leagues. He has pitched in 4 games this year and all his stats have improved from last year which were better than his first year in 2007. ERA, whip, h/9, k/9, bb/9, baa have all improved. So I know they aren’t great but he is improving so I am not ready to give up on him.
May 12th, 20091:38 pm
I agree about some fans booing (philly, NY, and boston mostly). They boo at some really dumb stuff, Like Kawakami stepping off the mound to grab the rosen bag, everyone booed, Makes no sense
will be interesting to see if Chipper’s ” Santana ” elbow is better today–Braves57
ignorant comment. Chipper has hit Santana pretty well azzhole
May 12th, 20091:40 pm
RHR – why would you choose Chipper over Wright? Wright is younger, more power, apparently better defense with the gold gloves (gag), but he plays a lot more games and this point in his career.
May 12th, 20091:41 pm
By the way, I don’t really like Wright more than Chipper, but with all things considered they are more equal than they aren’t.
The Wiz…since you wanna look toward the future and keep throwing out Maine’s and Pelfrey’s age at us…how about this for FUTURE referrences to you:
Hanson, Medlin, Morton…all under 25 years of age. JJJ under 25 years of age. That’s the future. I’ll take all of those guys over your Maine and Pelfrey’s any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Put that in your NYMets Pipe and smoke it!
May 12th, 20091:43 pm
Crab Fries dominate! Ironically they have zero to do with crabs. The hype has not died down since it’s welcomed emergence circa 1998.
I personally would also pick Longoria over both of them…:)
MFin04 (The Hopeless Romantic),
Wright has missed first base plenty of times this year. Besides Chippers injurys, i would take him too. Wright might hit more homers but Chipper is more of a clutch hitter, and a good defensive 3rd baseman. Chipper KNOWS when not to throw the ball to first unlike Wright last night in the 1st inning.
May 12th, 20091:47 pm
Turtsnap …. But major props to the park, place is awesome..yep…love it..Any place you seat is nice…this past weekend i seat on 109 field level Friday/Saturday..on Sunday i seat in second level between Ist base and RF line..awasome…But my favorite park is PNC In Pitts…Love it..
May 12th, 20091:52 pm
ncscoots, using your logic explain why KK and JoJo are not in AAA. Hanson is clearly better than JoJo and he is only being held back so his clock doesn’t start.
May 12th, 20091:54 pm
Brings up a good point…Wright probably could’ve beat Escobar to 3rd
May 12th, 20091:55 pm
May 12th, 20091:56 pm
Crab Fries…i think DOB have some last friday….but really is not Crab, is Flounder Fish fries…That is on chick & Pete stand. in right field is ‘The Bull” barbecue…is decent, not like the South…
May 12th, 20091:57 pm
You bet. Land of the free and home of the scoots (SCOOTS)
LOL. Quick, open that bathroom door!
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