1:48 pm May 12, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 12th, 20095:18 pm
no lineup? what gives?
May 12th, 20095:21 pm
Guys DOB will post the lineup when he gets it and when he gets back from the clubhouse LAY OFF.
buzzmeat- We’re waiting for three puffs of white smoke. That means Chipper’s playing.
You are on a Braves blog telling us how obsessed we are with the Mets…
May 12th, 20095:23 pm
Yeah Anders that smoke would be from DOB’s cigar except that you noo-yorkers have banned smoking cigars in your stadium clubhouse.
May 12th, 20095:24 pm
Everybody’s belly-achin’ about Kawakami, but consider this, in spite of his pricey contract, he’s still a better option than putting anyone else on the roster or on the farm in the 4 spot at this point.
JoJo is pretty much an L everytime you put him out there, so if KK wasn’t there, we’d be be going with even more of a crapshoot in the 4-5 spots.
I’d like to see somebody else in the 5-hole, either Tommy G. or Tommy H.
Tommy G. could possibly push KK to the 5-hole.
Anyhow, I’d rather see Cox mix it up a bit for 5th starter by giving Bennett, Carlyle and Campillo (is he off the DL yet) some spot starts, especially in games like last Friday’s when the deck was stacked against ol’ JoJo.
May 12th, 20095:25 pm
Thats a pretty funny joke, I’d Imagine not many people get that joke referring to the smoke.
Im WELL aware of that.
May 12th, 20095:29 pm
I show up from time to time to get a few laughs and piss off you losers. Your team had a good run…but it’s OVER, and has been since 2005. And it will be a long time before win the NL East again. Get used to it.
Good night, girls.
May 12th, 20095:31 pm
just being honest…wasn’t trying to be rude….I saw it three times from others too.
Watch out Anders, next thing you know you’ll have the religious zealots on your back for lampooning the Pope.
cabravesfan</strong– You’re either a morning person or nocturnal. Like you, I’m the latter. Whenever you see me posting around the clock, I’m usually working. When there’s hardly anyone around, peeking in every 20-30 minutes, is enough to keep up. I can’t do all my work from home, but most of it. I also have to leave my clients phone numbers, whenever I go away. When certain things break, I fix.
Do you think it’s possible that Zookey is really the MariettaDork?
fat people sink faster
grady to atl? sweet jeebus….just making up sh!t now
bay to atl was last yr, didnt happen and isnt going to happen this yr
May 12th, 20095:32 pm
Well, at least I can see what I did wrong!!!!
May 12th, 20095:34 pm
Steve McP – By the Pope you mean Bobby Cox- right? It appears neither is leaving their job until they die.
May 12th, 20095:35 pm
Dude I am used to it…
Dosn’t piss me off.
May 12th, 20095:36 pm
1)A.J. 2-9 5.26era
2)Lowe 5-1 3.80era
3)Peavy 2-4 4.27era – Yunel
which one would you choose?
Thw Wizard…you sound a little upset and jealous of all the success the Braves have had. Please tell me how many east division titles have the Muts won?
May 12th, 20095:38 pm
Tom, Tom, Tom…and you work on a computer.
May 12th, 20095:39 pm
Tom – maybe you do need that drink.
May 12th, 20095:40 pm
Hey, DOB. I’ve been a long-time admirer of your work on this blog, but this is my first post. Bobby has always been wonderful at keeping an even keel and negotiating the peaks and troughs of a 162 game season. I’m not too concerned with our home/road splits or anything like that. As long as we keep winning series against our division opponents, I think this team will be relevant in September. Even though it’s a long season and one game doesn’t mean much in the win/loss column, things certainly have a way of snowballing in this sport and I think that this road trip (and last night’s win in particular) prove that the NL East is a 4-team race and won’t be decided until the end. What do you think the Braves miss most? Power? Speed? Or just health and consistency from the group we’ve already got?
Also, I thought some other people on the blog (you included) might enjoy this short video of Neko Case discussing “Middle Cyclone”: http://video.newsweek.com/#?t=21838403001&l=25152707
What a woman…
May 12th, 20095:41 pm
Don’t get upset,Thought you said you liked me..
Hat to big..
Can’t buy a used vibe bed..
Even the flys woun’t bite you..
May 12th, 20095:42 pm
I think he just wanted to make sure he had my attention
May 12th, 20095:43 pm
I was trying to poke fun at every one asking…Guess I failed, LOL
May 12th, 20095:44 pm
I have a feeling the Braves are going to get a little double pits to chesty with it tonight! And a good thing too, since I’ll be at the game!
May 12th, 20095:45 pm
Well I’m outa here. I’ll check in tomorrow again.
DOB- If you get a chance, take a walk out towards the Pepsi Porch. There’s a walkway you have to cross to get to it. From the walkway there’s a glorious view of the chop shops you love so much! Certainly an angle you rarely get. Just when you think that area can’t look any worse to the eye, comes this new perspective. (They are in the process of buying up all that land for redevelopment)
May 12th, 20095:46 pm
Chipper’s in lineup, did some throwing before batting practice and said it felt better. Said you might seen him wince on a couple of swings, but that for now he’s good to go.
May 12th, 20095:47 pm
Zookey– You’re scaring me now. Are you a stalker?
Jim– It’s a good thing I don’t use this stuff for work. I’d be in the unemployment line so fast it’d make my head spin.
I just shaved and brushed my teeth. The store is getting closer.
Before you want to discard what I’m saying about the possiblities of Sizemore gracing our line up, you might want to look at the numbers and see if they add up. Were any of you around when Cleveland traded C.C when everyone said it won’t happen??
May 12th, 20095:48 pm
Whoops. This should be the right link: http://video.newsweek.com/#?t=14907812001&l=25152707
#1 METS TROLL (And Proud Of It)
I hope all you losers didn’t forget that the Mets went down to Atlanta and took both those games. Lowe didn’t beat Santana. The defense let him down. Anyway the Mets will win tonite and keep their lead in the division.
May 12th, 20095:49 pm
Well since Chipper actually said we might see him wince a little then I won’t be surprised to see him do it tonight. But then it won’t make it predictable if he coming out or not. Oh well at least he’s in there. If he’s hurting real bad, I’d guess Bobby would take him out in the late innings with a lead.
Is Delgado playing?
May 12th, 20095:50 pm
good news about Chipper!
May 12th, 20095:51 pm
Um Braves got the most hits so far off of Santana this year and the fewest K’s so far and for our weak offense to do that, that is beating him. What Ace can’t throw more than 108 pitches? I mean we have 4 guys in our rotation that can throw more than that to complete six, and not go on the DL. It’s not like he was about to face Chipper.
Oh, and McCann took the glasses off after the Reyes walk in the fourth inning, said they were just fogging up too much. He thought it was because it was chillier last night, and his body temp and the outside air caused it to fog, unlike in Philly.
He had a bottle of the spray “Cat Crap” anti-fogging stuff, and while I talked to him in the clubhouse he sprayed it on the glasses and wiped it carefully. He was a little confused by the instructions, so I read them aloud, too. We came to conclusion that he was doing it properly, wiping them until no streaks after spraying the stuff on. I told him he actually might have wiped and buffed them too much (he’s very particular, very careful with this stuff, not at all what you’d expect from someone with nickname “Heap” for his messiness. That musta been pre-marriage, because he doesn’t seem very messy now, at all).
Anyway, we’ll see how it works tonight. Might have been first time he really used the stuff, I couldn’t tell.
May 12th, 20095:53 pm
Oh, and he said he can see well enough to catch without them, but he doesn’t want to have to do that if he can avoid it. His second pair of glasses will be in Atlanta on Thursday, so he won’t have to be quite as worried as he is now about scratching the lenses on these. I mentioned the Rain-X product to him that so many have e-mailed me about, and he seemed concerned about using it on his glasses. I told him I thought it was fine, that others had used it on goggles, glasses, everything.
Maybe he’ll try that if he doesn’t like how this stuff works, and after he gets a second pair of glasses.
May 12th, 20095:55 pm
I am certian you have not or neaver will be stalked…
JS Jr. for SS
“Before you want to discard what I’m saying about the possiblities of Sizemore gracing our line up, you might want to look at the numbers and see if they add up. Were any of you around when Cleveland traded C.C when everyone said it won’t happen??”
C’mon, you said Sizemore was being shopped for guys like Hernandez, Reyes and another “low level talent”. Cleveland moved Sabathia for much more than that (LaPorta), and that was in a FA year. Sizemore is signed for a few more years and for cheap. Any discussion of Sizemore coming here starts with Schafer, Hanson or Heyward.
bravo-I’m just not seeing that the Braves would put together a package of prospects big enough to get Sizemore and then watch him walk into Free Agency in four months. You did hear about the Tex trade? A trade of prospects for Sizemore would result in much the same situation-good prospects gone for a few month rental. We won’t re-sign him. He’s not worth it
Macon Braves (RIP)
Wizard–Yes, the Braves run ended a couple of years ago…….however, my question to you would be (since you are trying to declare the Mutts as some kind of dynasty that us and the Phillies fans are so envious of) when will the Mutts run BEGIN???? You haven’t won JACK in 23 years now!!HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
May 12th, 20095:56 pm
I wouldnt take Johan’s jersey. Not enough wins in it.
Have you talked to Tim Hudson in a while? They always show him on tv talking to teammates and it looks like he makes all the road trips also. Any news on him would be appreciated.
Osuna four perfect innings for Myrtle Beach. Freeman lone hit for Braves.
Delgado’s NOT playing, and is expected to miss at least a couple more games, from what I gather.
This is Sizemore’s contract. 2009:$4.6M, 2010:$5.6M, 2011:$7.5M, 2012:$8.5M club option ($0.5M buyout)
Extremely team friendly for a few years if you ask me for a guy who averages 27 HRs 84 RBIs and 28 SB a year. He was actually better than that last year showing no signs of regression.
CC was about to become a free agent and it was known he would get 20+MM per year.
Totally different things.
May 12th, 20095:57 pm
My wife and I are scuba divers and most dive shops sell anti-fog spray for masks. We use them and they work well, even at 120 ft down.
May 12th, 20095:58 pm
Thanks for the infomration on McCann also. Glad to see he’s doing well.
#1 Mutts Troll——I don’t think the point of last night’s game was for Lowe to beat Santana. It was for the BRAVES to beat the MUTTS……which they did. Here’s a riddle for you Troll: What 3 syllable word strikes fear into Mutt fans and causes them to gag like a bone is caught in their throat? September
Anthony, Hudson is supposed to start throwing off the mound soon. Rehab is going well, no setbacks. Braves are hoping for return sometime in August, but won’t push it to get him back a week earlier or whatever.
May 12th, 20095:59 pm
I like the lineup tonight.
Mutt Troll, ya’ll were saying that BS last night, too. I realize rooting for heartbreakers and losers make you bitter and paranoid, but try and show a little smarts, which apprantly you don’t have.
I don’t know crap about the Indians and their GM, but Sizemore to the Braves would shock me. You’d have to give up at one of Heyward/Hanson on top of some other talent to land a proven talent like him. Not gonna happen if that’s the case. Wren won’t budge on those guys, and we should all be glad. I can see Dye coming over this year because with his age and him being a FA after ‘09, maybe Hernandez and Reyes or Morton. Even then, I don’t know if Wren would do it.
May 12th, 20096:00 pm
So who is Hudson going to replace when he comes back, assuming the starters are healthy and Glavine is back on the team?
May 12th, 20096:01 pm
Apparently I was nowhere near the mark on Sizemore’s contract status. Still not too sure the Braves would spend that much in salary and prospects even with the team friendly terms.
May 12th, 20096:02 pm
Guys. Theres a bigger chance in me dating Jessica Alba than the indians trading Sizemore.
May 12th, 20096:03 pm
One more thing….I knew this several years ago. You Yahoo’s are going to hang on to that division thing like a drowning man holds onto a floating log. Everytime you’re backed into a corner that’s all you got. It’s weak people. You got one WS out of it and you act like it was 14. If you’re going to live in the distant past, lets see the “atlanta” braves have been to 5 WS(20%) and won 1 while the New York Mets have been to four and won 2(50%). We can go round and round with the past can’t we. In fact 1 WS during that streak is PATHETIC!!
Macon Braves (RIP) …Jason Bay will be a Free Agent for 2010..if the red Sox extended contract this YR….The Only two Best FA 2010…Bay,Holiday
why would we want sizemore when we got Eminem k’fer !!
May 12th, 20096:05 pm
Let BMac know he can trust the RainX.
My son used it (as a catcher under his mask – the hockey style)
for 13 years of playing – when eyes were irratated from contacts.
It REALLY works!
why would we want sizemore when we got the “real” slim shady
May 12th, 20096:07 pm
3 years left on his contract, why would CLE make that trade. They would no doubt want an established player, 2 ready now players, and a young pitcher to continue developing. That would equal a Reyes, Schaefer, Hanson, and possibly Morton or Medlin. Atl wouldn’t give that up for Peavy when they begging for pitching. That “Hot Stove” rumor is full of BS. You could smell it with cyber smell…
JerseyGil—So you are suggesting that the Braves sign Bay after the season. That would be a possibility (unlike him being traded during the season), but how would that help this Braves team this season? And are you willing to sign Bay to a long term deal, as it would likely take for him to sign since he would be on the open market? I wouldn’t care much for that since I think we’ll be seeing Heyward in Atlanta in 2011 (and possibly even late 2010).
May 12th, 20096:08 pm
Not true ! I stalk Tom O every week at the supermarket
May 12th, 20096:09 pm
Asked the wife how we found out about the RainX – my son started using it when he was 9 yrs. old – now 23, she said she was told by his eye doctor to use it!
I think RainX makes a product to prevent fogging of windows.
My son has been taking care of this for the last several years since he was away at college playing.
May 12th, 20096:10 pm
I don’t know if they’ve suggested this but last night on BBTN Kruk said when he wore glasses they drilled a tiny hole in each lens ( most likely near the top outside corner) to prevent the glasses for fogging up.
May 12th, 20096:11 pm
BTW, I got Soriano’s autograph on a baseball last night during BP. After he signed it, I thanked him for getting DP to C with it. And he smiled because he knew.
Lew..Sizemore sign a 6 yr deal 2007..4.5 this yr
May 12th, 20096:12 pm
I wouldn’t drill holes in my glasses but hey apparently it worked
Thanks for the info on McCann, Chief! Hope he cann work out the de-fogging thing; so glad he’s doing well otherwise.
he’s very particular, very careful with this stuff, not at all what you’d expect from someone with nickname “Heap” for his messiness. That musta been pre-marriage, because he doesn’t seem very messy now, at all
Yeah, I think the marriage did it!
I would take Grady…Dude can rake…Put him CF move Schafer to LF…
May 12th, 20096:13 pm
Jeb, RainX was designed for windshields, so water would bead up and roll off. But is used for anti-fogging by many folks.
May 12th, 20096:14 pm
If you’re a female, around 30ish, and nice looking, you can stalk me a little bit. I’m a little lonely now, since I got rejected. I may be catchable on the rebound.
Off to the store, Jim.
I now have the same feeling of anticipation when Jair starts as when Maddux started years ago. Feels kinda electric.
Can’t wait till game time!
May 12th, 20096:15 pm
They actually make a Rain-X anti-fog version, or used to.
May 12th, 20096:16 pm
Macon Braves (RIP) ..Did you remember last yr…The Braves almost get Bay from Pitts…If were are on contend in July…don’t be surprise that we get him for a minor league Outfielder.not name Heyward or Gorky
Good-lookin’ lineup. Lets go get ‘em again!
May 12th, 20096:17 pm
lineup looks nice. same approach as last night. lowe is certainly doing great, but i think its too early to decide if we’re getting our moneys worth. remember mike hampton, always. definetly need more home game wins and actually fill out the TED. it’s really embarrassing to watch or to actually go there and you have the whole 225 section to yourself.
May 12th, 20096:18 pm
Can someone explain why Daniel Murphy is hitting 3rd?
May 12th, 20096:19 pm
Looks like you are going round and round by yourself…
May 12th, 20096:20 pm
Beltran has only hit .143 against Jair so far…hopefully that contiunes
That Darn Chip
May 12th, 20096:21 pm
That darn Chip just said in the pre-game show that both of Santana’s losses had come in starts when he didn’t give up an earned run!
That Chip must really hate the Braves to mention that. Or at least that was the logic of bloggers last night when the ESPN team were discussing similar facts.
KJ is batting .242, as I said before, he will be hitting north of 250 by the end of this road trip. We need to send Schafer to Gwinnett yesterday. Can Brandon Jones play CF?
May 12th, 20096:22 pm
MarrietaDerek, you’re a weird dude! What is your facination with that line? It ain’t funny and got old the first time you posted it. That Axe crap is a rip off anyways when you can get something half the price that works as good,if not better. Let me guess, you use that line to pick up the girls…
May 12th, 20096:23 pm
Anybody in the ATL area Georgia vs Georgia Tech @ TF tonight tickets only $10….IDK when it starts but just heard about it.
May 12th, 20096:24 pm
When did you get out of lock up?
TNbrian….here is a pick line that the chicks love…you must be from Tenn….because you are the only ten i see
May 12th, 20096:25 pm
tnbrian..here is another pick line….you must have ninjas in your clothes…because your body is kicking
Bleu Bayou: Brandon’s not a CF, don’t think they’d play him there in majors.
Zookey….I don’t need you or any other blogger to validate my post. The facts speak for themselves. You all just talk/post a lot of sh-it that for the most part doesn’t hold any water. You all post stat’s than in a vacuum sound great but in the whole scheme of things are a bunch of hogwash.
May 12th, 20096:27 pm
If I were a female or what ever,how ever old fat and ugla you could be stalked with full approval…
Even then you would be a catch and release…
Yes, Brandon Jones can play center…if you’re alright with having someone with less range than Francoeur and a weak arm in center. Good idea, guy.
You gotta wonder what this team will do in the offseason with so much pitching depth (whether they will pick up Hudson’s option for 12million). They really do have a lot of trade bait come July and this offseason. Jo-Jo, KK, Hanson, Medlen, and Hudson on top of JJ, Lowe, and Vazquez.
This is great problem to have though if you are the braves.
May 12th, 20096:28 pm
What did you do to get thrown out of that ‘Evelyn Wood’ speedreading school?
May 12th, 20096:30 pm
DOB: any chance that diaz could move to CF? if not, and aside from blanco, who else is there that could fill in?
JerseyGil–I’m getting confused now…so you are saying that the Braves should trade for Bay this year? If so, then again, why would Boston trade him? Just because he’s a FA at the end of the year? They’re not some small market team that is looking to trade pending FA’s. They plan on contending this year with Bay in LF. So once again, the Red Sox are not looking to trade Bay, they aren’t Pittsburg!!
May 12th, 20096:31 pm
Not a single person feeding the Trolls. Im as guilty as anyone but this brings a tear to my eyes
May 12th, 20096:32 pm
No stats, no vacum, your post is validated !!!!
All we need to do is trade for Sizemore and Adrian Gonzalez. If we do that, we’ll win every World Series for the foreseeable future.
Kenny Powers is BACK !!!!
May 12th, 20096:33 pm
DOB..what is your top 10 stadiums to visit…based on food and atmosphere.
Good grief with some people thinking that anyone they think the Braves should go after is going to be available just because the Braves want them. I guess the other 29 teams really are just out there to help the Braves out in their time of need…..mighty nice of those teams.
May 12th, 20096:34 pm
Hey Logan do u mid keeping me updated on the Myrtle Beach game please? I can’t get the link to work on my phone.
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