1:10 pm May 19, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
May 19th, 200911:10 pm
good to hear from JJ- I love watching him run almost as much as I love watching him pitch- and this fan, at least, appreciates the effort! Of course, if he gets hurt doing that I will reserve the right to change my feelings
May 19th, 200911:11 pm
Based on what Bobby said earlier, I’d bet Omar Infante is in the leadoff spot tomorrow against the lefty. I’ll be interested to see what they do at the No. 2 hole. Put Escobar back there, or do you put Prado in there and have him play first base? Or do you let Kotch face the lefty and bat second, coming off a 3-for-5, two double, three RBI night….
Bobby said Escobar’s hand was OK. Escobar looked a little long in the face when I asked him about it. Not sure if that was mostly because he was ticked at getting hit or in pain. Need to work on my Spanish.
And a quote from KJ to round out the evening:
“We’ve got pitching and defense and we’re playing the heck out of that,” Johnson said. “We’re not always going to hit the big home runs but hopefully the doubles and the big base hits will do it.”
DOB will be back on the clock tomorrow. Cheers.
Tom – that was actually not sarcastically intended (I know, rare for me) – however, earlier today, I posted a sarcastic comment, and tried to put sarcastic marks around it as one would use to bold  (just to keep those people who don’t always get it when I’m making fun of them in the loop), but it didn’t come out in the comment.
May 19th, 200911:12 pm
May 19th, 200911:15 pm
I’m sorry, that was the result of my 5th beer (or just the fact that I’m real stupid). I even proofed it, before I submitted it, but never gave Harry’s name a thought. Yeah, “K” is correct. And I know that! However, typing that is a different story.
The biggest thing with Vin Scully though, is that everyone that follows baseball is familiar with him, or has heard him. No one else is/was quite in that same category.
May 19th, 200911:16 pm
Is there any word as to whether Bobby will stick with this lineup?
Hey Wayne, they say it will probably be a little different tomorrow vs the lefty. Either way, it’s encouraging to see that he is willing to drastically tweak the lineup! We’ve decided he’s been reading here. And so have the broadcasters.
BossLady, did Smoltzy get married today? I knew he was going to but I assumed it would be during the upcoming offseason. In any case, good for him.
May 19th, 200911:17 pm
Hampton has a boo boo
May 19th, 200911:18 pm
Not that pitching matchups are ever what really draws fans to Braves games – just something I’ve noticed over the years – but Friday night would be a good one to catch. Roy Halladay (8-1, 2.78) takes the mound vs. Kenshin Kawakami.
Matchups for the rest of the Toronto series: Derek Lowe vs. RH Scott Richmond on Saturday and Jurrjens vs. LH Brian Tallet on Sunday.
May 19th, 200911:22 pm
If there was Anyone I miss from the telecasts would be Erin Andrews…
Since She joined the BSPN crew I hardly ever see her anymore…Because I don’t watch the BSPN games because they talk about everything else but the game itself…
Coach (2010 or Bust)
The attendance thing has many causes. The economy being reason number one. Our Braves continual underachievement ( tonight’s win notwithstanding) is the second reason.
But the third really obvious reason is the lack of a truly loyal fan base in Atlanta, Georgia.
Look at the Red Sox, they sell out every home game. Ditto for the Cubs. People forget that our Braves have only been in Atlanta for 44 years. They don’t have three and four generation baseball fans yet. I fully realize that there are loyal fans who support the team regardless of whether the Braves win or lose. It’s just that those fans are few and far between when the gate opens at Turner Field.
if you saw a couple of my earlier posts you would see that I don’t proof things either (or just ask your buddy Smyrna Jim )- and it was entirely possible that I was wrong, spelling not being one of my strong suits…
Considering Vin Scully started in Brooklyn and moved out here with the team it’s no wonder he’s more widely known (and being the voice of the same team for so long doesn’t hurt either)
May 19th, 200911:24 pm
R. Halladay against Kamakaze… who wins that game (sarcasm)?…But I think we can take next 2 if we run the same variation of the lineup we had tonight
May 19th, 200911:27 pm
“But the third really obvious reason is the lack of a truly loyal fan base in Atlanta, Georgia.
Look at the Red Sox, they sell out every home game. Ditto for the Cubs. People forget that our Braves have only been in Atlanta for 44 years. They don’t have three and four generation baseball fans yet. I fully realize that there are loyal fans who support the team regardless of whether the Braves win or lose. It’s just that those fans are few and far between when the gate opens at Turner Field.”
Coach that Is a good Point, and one I have not heard yet…
Do you think this lineup switch-up can hang with the rest of the East…Since Both J-Roll and Reyes are off to slow starts we are lucky to be 2.5 games out…
May 19th, 200911:28 pm
Oh yea, If we thought the attendance was low now, Just Imagine What the attendance would look like if gas prices were at 4.25 a gallon like it was a year ago…
May 19th, 200911:29 pm
That, Mechanicsville, thing was bugging me. So I googled it up on the map, earlier. There’s one to the east of you, which would be NE of Atlanta. But there’s another one, right in downtown Atlanta (?), about 2-3 blocks west of the ballpark. When we first started going down there, that’s where we parked! For the first 4-5 times down there, we parked in the same place. I don’t know why that section is known as “Mechanicsville”, nor do I care, but that must be why that name stuck out. Heck, we had a few beers in a us when we left, maybe we ran over the sign.
May 19th, 200911:30 pm
I was just trying to find a place for better bats…what would be your lineup given the players we have? (CVBraves)
and I’m gonna cop out and say I don’t really know. but I do know that you can’t play long term with guys in positions that they are not very experienced in. Casey is a very very good defensive first baseman, prado is not. Casey might not hit as much as we would like but he saves runs scored against over the long run as opposed to Marteen.
I have always supported Prado , way before it was the thing to do.;back when there were about 3 or four of us and half the board hated him, but he is best as a super-sub IMO. If he’s hot he could play 2nd or left for a week or more and hold his own. He can be a good fill-in for Chipper when needed, and he could play some left; whichever player at one of those positions is cold, Marteen can be respectable for awhile, maybe a pretty long while. He can sneak through at short or first in an emergency but long term exposure there would likely prove less that exemplary.
Truth is there are so many holes in this lineup, at least for now, that it is hard to figure out what is best. Other than Chipper hitting third there really isn’t anyone else who you are certain should always be in the same slot under the best of conditions, let alone the current ones.
Tonight’s line up scored some runs, so try it a while and see though I hesitate at seeing all those automatic outs back to back at the bottom.
I’m not really a believer in hitters for slots all that much anyway, which is why I rarely ever comment on line-ups. Anybody who claims to be certain that a particular line-up is surely the best is IMO often fooling themselves into believing they know more about the game than they really do.
May 19th, 200911:33 pm
Tomahawkin… you know I miss Erin Andrews. No doubt about that but Katy Temple was the **** too.
I’m not trying to say Fred Hickman doesn’t do it for me as well but, you know.
Not that Tex isn’t going to have his “numbers” at the end of the year. But I wouldn’t put too much stock in his totals so far.
At home (New Yankee Stadium, IE: Coors Field East), he has 8 HR and 22 RBI, .297 BA,.662 SLG, 1.046 OPS in 17 games.
On the Road? Not so good.
3 HR (still would put him high on the Braves list), 8 RBI, .182 BA, .364 SLG, 697 OPS, in 18 games.
1 more game on the road, yet 5 less HR.
Through 18 games at home, the Yankees pitchers have given up 31 HR. In those same 18 games, the Yankees have hit 33 HR.
In 21 games on the road, the Yankees have hit 27 HR (still a bunch), and their pitchers have given up 22.
Last year in their 81 games at home, they gave up 69 HR. Let me repeat that. 69 HR in 81 games given up at home, and 31 in 18 games so far this year. They are on pace to GIVE UP 139 HR at home this year!!! And it hasn’t even heated up yet.
Tex is the same worthless 1/3 of the year POS that he’s always been. Make no mistake.
May 19th, 200911:34 pm
Coach – BoSox and Cubs weren’t selling out a few years ago when they weren’t playing so hot.
Tomahawkin, I was screaming for the Braves to put Escobar in the lead off hole two weeks ago. Maybe my hissy fit was heard. Hopefully Cox will stay with this line up and give it a chance. Bobby loves to tinker with his line up. If this one continues to be successful, he should stick with it.
May 19th, 200911:35 pm
Robert I don’t get it. The donkey talks to himself at the end of the story?
May 19th, 200911:36 pm
I agree w/ everything you said there, but don’t you think just about anyone could squeeze into RF at the time being?
I mean it looks the last few games like Schafer may be starting to fix some things and Garret has been fairly serviceable in LF, so our glaring weakness at this point is RF, thus my plea for Kelly to get some time in RF…even against LHP because Francoeur has shown me nothing other than being completely lost both at the plate and in the field.
Hey it worked.
Thanks whoever it was that showed me how to do it.
I used to know how on the old blog format.
Watching the Laker/Nugget game?
May 19th, 200911:37 pm
HA! Ooops – tho I bet the donkey DOES talk to himself on occasion
May 19th, 200911:38 pm
If they’re going to insert Infante tomorrow, why not just put him where Kelly is at?
At least if nothing else it brings a bit more continuity to a lineup…AND this is also given Kotchman plays tomorrow because he should.
May 19th, 200911:40 pm
Congratulations to Tom & Chris on the new baby. If it pleases them then I know it will help them too.
May 19th, 200911:41 pm
I also don’t see why it’s unfathomable to bat Ross 4th when he plays…I mean he has as many homers as Jeff and Kelly and when was the last time he played (bravos2249)
perhaps because he has a career BA of .224. He has started out very good so far this season but it is so small a sample size as to be useless. He does have some pop but his clutch stats are not very good either.
I’m not saying they couldn’t try it when he seems hot, but he plays so seldom that perhaps Bobby feels it is a disruption?
He has been a great help so far and I hope it continues all year, but I’m not all that optimistic that it will. After all that’s what regression to the mean means .
I’d rather watch paint dry
May 19th, 200911:42 pm
braves win and all is good
Teixeira will always get his stats and put up above average numbers but he just flat out sucks as a team player.
Not that he’s a bad teammate. Rather he’s not an impact player.
I’m being too polite here. What I really mean is that he sucks and is a jackass and I hate his guts.
He’s a loser and he ruined that Braves. It was a horrible trade. It’s all business for him. In other words he’s the perfect Yankee.
May 19th, 200911:43 pm
LOL how funny is this and which one of you made it?
JD, your ignorance is unbelievable. Check it out and keep the strike year of 1994 in mind. The Bosox have drawn two million for the past 22 years. Ditto for the Cubbies.
No More Bobby
May 19th, 200911:45 pm
A-Rod went yard again tonight. If he ends up ahead of Bonds one day, will the record stand with proof of him once using stoids?
May 19th, 200911:48 pm
Nice game tonight. Caught bits and pieces of it on radio in between making sure my kids got to bed on time. JJJ is the real deal. Which scares the living hell out of me.
DOB/Carroll, is it 6 years of service before becoming a free agent? (or anybody that wants to answer)
Dude is a Boras client. Enjoy him while we’ve got him. Because he won’t be here past when he has to be. Think CC Sabathia money (if not more by then) if this keeps up. 22 years old. Wow. AND we got Gorkys in the deal as well? All for giving the Red Sox Andy Marte’ and taking Renteria off their hands (while they paid most of the bill?)
I’m gonna go out on a limb here, as a guy that’s ragged on the Tex deal since shortly after it happened. That coup that Wren pulled over on Detroit damn near makes up for it. The one that JS pulled on Boston for Renteria in the first place isn’t so bad.
So, in the end, we gave up Salty, Harrison, Feliz, Andrus and Marte’ for JJJ, Kotchman and Gorkys? Plus in the middle of that, we got to use Renteria for two years & Tex for a year? Not bad. Almost worth the “risk”.
Anyhow. Nice game tonight. Nice lineup change by Bobby (which it would have been regardless of results). Even on radio, Sutton said it’s neccesary to mix it up, so once in a while, if for nothing else to not have the same guys coming up with the same scenarios night after night (when it’s not going well of course). So kudos to Bobby for trying.
If KJ is back in the leadoff spot tomorrow, we’ll talk about it then. But for now Bobby deservers credit for making the move. Unless Wren called him today and told him to make the move. Then Wren deserves the credit.
But I stated yesterday, that I’ll praise them (all) when they do good and rag on them when they don’t. Tonight was a good night, and they don’t deserve any scolding. Well done.
Well folks, you have to be alarmed with Frenchy. He has yet again lost it. He’s currently sporting a 1-20 clip the last 6 games. The numbers show enough but you have to wonder what happened? Why is he swinging hard on that first pitch? He’s making bad outs and I had to wonder what he’s done this month……
Frenchy had a good May 1st, so we will start the numbers from 2nd of May until now…
Frenchy is 11-62 at a .170 AVG with FOUR rbi’s and 40 LOB
Makes me wonder how our starting pitchers fared in that time frame…..
Starters- 5- 29 at a .170 AVG with TWO rbi’s and 8 LOB
Essentially Frenchy is a full time pitcher batting. How is this happening, spring success just flew away? ….Starting to show how last year could possibly NOT be a fluke. I have to question his mental capabilities. Six month could be too long for him..At this rate why not bat him ninth? Just unbelievable numbers from the “resurgent” Frenchy. The Braves CANNOT afford another 08 Francoeur. FOCUS my son.
May 19th, 200911:49 pm
RHR – what’s funny is that there’s actual fans on there (look at the comments)
Mitchell I think a man’s biggest turn on is a chick who know’s her sports…And Get’s Loud while watching the game, that is such a rarity…
LOL, I might wanna keep that on the Down Low Since this is Carroll’s Blog, J/K…
May 19th, 200911:51 pm
But Frenchy’s not getting good pitches because he hits in front of K’fer and the pitcher! Duh N Nine, didn’t you read today’s latest excuse, err I mean, story?
Oh, yeah. I’m familiar with your typos. I scan through the posts, before I post. Actually, for the most part, I read more than I reply. A lot of the negativity, on here, sometimes gets overwhelming.
I see you had some good battles today. I was proud of you. You did one hell of a job! Usually, I don’t even want to get involved with that.
When things are going bad, a lot of these “baseball experts”, want to “solve the problem”, in the most incredibly stupid ways.
That Corky Miller facebook site is a HOOT
May 19th, 200911:52 pm
I don’t give a damn about A-Roid. My money is on Albert Pujols. I just hope he’s clean because that man is going to obliterate the record books one day. And yes, Pujols is the best pure hitter in the game of baseball right now.
I know JD, I was just laughing about that myself. I do love that one of the real fans wrote about how Corky came over to their house for a BBQ one time lol of course he did!
Ah man, where is Shaun?
May 19th, 200911:53 pm
that 16 number is the stat of the night. it magnifies the gidp problem.
the shame of all this is we really, for the first time in a while, have got three starters that could go head to head with anyone in the nl if we were able to make it to the postseason.
N Nine, in order for Frenchy to “once again” lose it. One would have to presume that he had “found it” upon losing it the first time. Which would mean that in reality, one would have to presume that he “had it” to begin with.
If “it” is a super hot streak, before the league figured out that he’d swing at anything in between the on deck circles… then yes. He once had “it”.
But I don’t think he’s lost anything. Still looking for it, in the first place if you ask me.
Unless you were talking about his wallet. In which case, I’m sorry. I don’t know where it is.
May 19th, 200911:54 pm
your ignorance is unbelievable Coach
Your ignorance is unbelievable? Who says that?
Check it out…2002 – Cubs go 67-95. Attendance is at 87% (they’re winning and selling out now)
The only way that Corky Miller facebook page would be any funnier, is if it came out that Corky himself made it. I always thought he seemed a bit stuck on himself.
Speaking of Marte, what’s he doing now? Is he even in the majors? Wow…I remember when he was going to be the next! big! thing!
May 19th, 200911:55 pm
Yeah, I usually try to stay out of the negitive slop too but couldn’t let the “play Prado over Kotchman” one go (Sorry CVBraves! I swear I am not picking on you!)
May 19th, 200911:56 pm
BoSox meanwhile are averaging about 5,000 less per game before they won the World Series.
The turn on, if we want to be low-brow about it, is that they are hot. I wish there was more to it than that so I wouldn’t sound like a sleaze ball. I mean not to say they aren’t talented or good at what they do but, well… you know.
I miss them both, but Katy was the best.
I am such a loser. Funny, huh?
RHR – Marte’s with the Mariners. Selling programs, I believe.
May 19th, 200911:57 pm
actually there were a few today that I couldn’t let pass without comment but it was just one of those days…;)
May 19th, 200911:59 pm
nolie, totally agree with you about Ross. My theory, as I’ve stated many times, is to go with the hot hands. Ross has been hitting the ball well all year. I don’t care about his lifetime average. What has he done LATELY?
Add to that, if McCann is going to be the clean-up hitter, it allows the other guys to stay in their “slots” in the batting order for some consistency. Also, you are right. It wont likely last (just like Willie Harris a while back). But you got to ride em’ while they’re hot. The real trick is knowing when to change it back up again.
Seems to elementary to me. Which means that it’s probably not. LOL!
Anyhow, nice post.
May 20th, 200912:00 am
Someone needs to that site that Corky Miller currently has a higher on base percentage than Jeff Francoeur
k but seriously….I was curious so I looked it up. Marte’s with the Rockies’ AAA team. Having a pretty good season so far too
May 20th, 200912:04 am
I do remember that ol Corky would sign and sign and sign during BP last season. I remember it clearly because I always thought Who would want Corky’s autograph anyway? But some people did, and he stayed over and signed as long as there were people waiting. I’m so joining that group tomorrow when I log in to FB. If only for the reaction it will get from my FB friends.
May 20th, 200912:05 am
JD, the “COL” stands for Columbus, which is the Indians AAA system. I think the Red Sox “flipped” him to the Indians, didn’t they?
Anyhow, my father in law has season tickets to the Rockies AAA team Co.Springs, so I keep up on them, since we usually hit a few games when we go down there, that way I know who to look out for, and I hadn’t noticed that they (Rockies) traded for him.
Just thought I’d let you know.
May 20th, 200912:06 am
Huh. Thanks JD.
May 20th, 200912:07 am
In case any of yall just gotta have that Corky autograph and never got one at the ballpark – here’s a link for ya – $5 gets you an autographed Corkster rookie card
I understand. I don’t have the time to be on here, in “real time”, or else I would probably get into it a little more.
You have to appreciate and respect, CVBraves, don’t you? This poster was not a kool-aid drinker. It’s not too often that someone says, “you win”, when it comes to a baseball spat. A tip of the hat to “CVBraves”.
May 20th, 200912:09 am
Dang Corky was pretty slim back in 02.
May 20th, 200912:11 am
JD, is that the best argument you can come up with?
The 2002 Cubs finish 67-95 and draw 2.7 million????? UNBELIEVABLE !!!! That’s fan loyalty defined.
I’m laughing my AZZ OFF! Ignorance is bliss (YOU ARE) and I can’t argue with it.
never thought I would become a “blogger” but it sure beats working!
so true about CVBraves and i feel bad because it totally seems like I am picking on him (her?)
N8 – oops…guess I just assumed. Thanks…maybe my ignorance really is unbelievable.
And yeah, I remember the Red Sox traded him to the Indians right after the Renteria deal. Guess he’s still there.
May 20th, 200912:14 am
Sweet Lord, Coach, calm down. You said teams like the Cubs sell out every game. I just noted that when they weren’t playing so good they weren’t selling out. Which is true.
May 20th, 200912:16 am
there is just something…very pleasant about that (CBF)
I agree. Vinnie is da man!
May 20th, 200912:23 am
I’m sorry, that was the result of my 5th beer (TOM O)
I thought you quit? heehee
May 20th, 200912:28 am
I figured I’d post this ol’ YouTube gem. It’s that RBI Baseball re-enactment of the Mets beating the Red Sox in Game 6 of the ‘86 World Series. The venerable Vin Scully calls the action.
May 20th, 200912:29 am
If I could sneak onto the blog, while I was working (what the hell am I talking about? I do it all the time! No stupid, on someone else’s time. Oh…), I would be there as much as I could (see RHR, and others).
CVBraves was surprisingly defeative. Either this is a person that you want to respect, or it’s a person that you want to be careful of.
CV, may have been stalking the blog for a while. He sees that you’re really into sports, and single. Living by yourself, your best protection is a 3-legged, drunk dog. He could be thinking, “ah, an easy one”. Tell him that your blog-boy is 6′5″(true), in shape, and will kick his butt if he gives you a problem. That should take care of it.
May 20th, 200912:30 am
You folks are getting to me. I acted like a blogger at the Ted tonight. Was ranting and screaming and just being all kinds of obnoxious tonight. I even booed Chipper when he dove and dropped that ball in the beginning of the game. Screamed “You’re better than that, old man.” Booed Escobar when he acted like a dog and barely jogged to first on a groundout to second. Ranted to him, “Take that weak sh!t back on the raft to Cuba”. Then I screamed to Cox, “You’ve lost the team you old fool. Light a fire under their arses already.” I booed McCann when he tried to stretch that single into a double and yelled ” Whaddya doing? You’re too fat and slow to pretend you can be as bad a baserunner as Yunel.” Booed Gonzalez in the ninth when he walked that batter and told him “Enough with the Cobra crap. you’re up 7 runs. Throw friggin’ strikes.” Booed Snitker when he sent Schafer even though Fowler was only about 150 feet away from home plate when he threw the ball and ranted “Another game, another guy out on the bases because of Mr. Snitker. Good job, you bum.” Booed Frenchy any time he came to the plate. Ranted pretty much every time they showed the ever annoying Mark Owings or whatever the hell that jagoff’s name is with all of his between innings hosting b.s. “Heaven forbid we actually enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of a ballpark anymore. Nah, let’s have a tool race hosted by a tool.” There were a few more doozies that came out of my mouth tonight at the game as well.
Wish I didn’t say all that at the game, but I did. I acted like a blogger at the game. It was kind of fun to be honest with ya. Can kinda see now why the rest of you come on here and do it every day.
Would have been really annoying for all the folks sitting around me, but there wasn’t a soul around for sixteen rows or so between me, my friend and the next fan in the stands. Yeah, had me some really crappy nosebleed seats. Right under the damn speakers in the upper deck. But at least the tix were free, but the other seats around us were free as well, but my friend and I were the only two dorks of the hundreds offered who opted to take advantage of the available free tix. They can’t even give the sh!t away anymore. Not too surprising though since most of my coworkers are black, and, well, the Braves don’t really have any black players. Kind of hard to rally a bunch of black folks to go watch a bunch of dudes that ain’t black.
But anyways, try going to a game that no one is at, with no one around you for 16 rows, and be right under the speakers, having to listen to the incessant barrage of b.s. that they bombard you with on the speakers for the entire friggin’ game. Holy friggin’ sh@t that was annoying. Makes you never want to attend another game.
Seriously, my friend and I had to stop talking to each other because we couldn’t hear each other. Now, granted, we had our empty queer seat between the two of us because dudes don’t sit next to each other at games just like they don’t use neighboring urinals in the restroom (hint, hint, hint to the creepy wanker at the game tonight that selected the urinal right next to me even though the next five were free). But even with the queer seat between us, we should have been able to hear what we were saying to each other, especially since there was not a soul around us for row upon row, but no such luck.
Oh, well, kind of makes me feel better about all of the ranting I did. It’s likely no one heard my rants because we were so far up in the nosebleeds, with not a soul in any seat around us, and we had the speakers blaring at every second with every stupid contest and sound effect drowning out our rants. Not unlike the bloggers on here who rant all day everyday. No one listens to them here either. But, then again, no one listens to them at home, and that’s the reason they so hatefully rant here.
Alright, needless to say, I’ve had one too many tonight, and gotta rise at 5 to sh!t, shower, and shave and get back to being a rat in a cage at work tomorrow morning.
Oh, and another thing, Even Flow? Even Flow?!?!?!?!? I say again Even Flow?!?!?!?!? Did they really think Even Flow is the kind of song fans might want to select to hear between innings? What ‘tard made that one of the song choices. Look, I like the song alot, and love Pearl Jam and Eddie Vedder, but friggin’ Even Flow doesn’t feel like a night at the ballyard to me. So stupid making that one of the choices.
That was bad enough but you give goobers a choice between a song by The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and a song by Pearl Jam, and what do the morons pick? A cheesy sh!t song by Blur of course. A song by friggin’ Blur. A terrible song by Blur. A terrible Blur song that doesn’t even have a name. The friggin’ name of the song is Song #2. The crappy arsed band didn’t even like their crappy arsed song enough to name the darn thing, like an abandoned child the mother never names. The friggin’ Woo Hoo song beat RHCP and PJ. What a sad friggin’ culture we live in. No wonder no one wants to attend the games anymore. WOO-HOO!
May 20th, 200912:34 am
RHR- I’m a little late to this, but that Corky page made my night. So awesome. And the profile is really well written.
Love the part about how he’s such a speedster, he had more runs scored than hits. Priceless.
May 20th, 200912:36 am
“I thought you quit? heehee”nolie
I did, buddy, and once I knew I could do it, I said, “OK, no problem”, and then celebrated my victory.
May 20th, 200912:39 am
Braveheart…you need help. Lots of professional help sir. Hope you get it.
May 20th, 200912:43 am
What happens if he finds out my blog boy (that’s really sweet by the way) lives on the other side of the country? (damn! seceret’s out! stupid beer ) and the dog’s not a drunk anymore, remember?
or maybe he just backed off because I was right
May 20th, 200912:47 am
Lets hope your 2nd 12:43 post is correct. Obviously, you blew away any possible advantage, with your first one.
It’s good to hear that “3″ is on the wagon.
May 20th, 200912:51 am
sorry about that, distracted by beer and Adam Lambert - you can still come kick his a*s for me, if necessary (lord, I really don’t hate you CVBraves!!)
You are such a great “fan”
The blog gets to me too, Braveheart. I’ve thought about quitting it. The old blog format had me looking around and thinking that we were basically like a hundred (maybe more, maybe less) morons scattered around the upper deck at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium in 1988. I liked that. It was fun. It was fun to yell at players when we knew we would be heard. Unfortunately, the new blog format is just like what you’ve described. The moron quotient is through the roof (not always a bad thing for humor’s sake), but the cacophony drowns out the morons who, as far as I’m concerned, used to be worth making an example of.
I can’t agree more about the BS they pump over the speakers. Like I give a **** about some BS promotion crap. Seeing as how there’s almost nobody at the park, it doesn’t look like many others give a **** about it.
May 20th, 200912:54 am
Yeah, Supes, I know I need professional help, but the funny thing is the irony is lost on you. I ranted irrationally like a fool just like you’ve done for years on this blog, and, well, ……. I guess I should have just stuck to saying FRANCINE SUCKS every two sentences like you did all of last season
That was really funny. Laughed so hard I was crying…Seriously, my wife even busted up when reading that sh*t. Good stuff…
May 20th, 200912:58 am
Good win Braves. Great pitching from our young gun. Future pitching staff of J.J. Lowe, Medlen. Hanson.(Hudson-Vazquez-K.K.) not too shabby.
I think they need to have more stuff to do right around the ballpark. Like some restaurants and stuff. That way, if fans don’t have enough time to grab something to eat before they leave they don’t have to pay a crapload of money to buy a disgusting hot-dog at the park.
That’s my solution to the attendence problem. I’d do my part more, but I’m broke.
However, I did get an email today for a buy one get one free if you buy online…which, even though I get that as part of the college discount, it’s gotta be cheaper, right? At least ever since they decided it was a bright idea to charge extra on game-day! Whose flippin’ idea was that anyways?!
May 20th, 200912:59 am
BTW, I don’t want to leave that other post in a lie. My mother HATED liers.
I’m only 6′3 3/4″. When I went to apply for a license, at 16, I had just experienced another growth rate. I wanted my ID to be accurate, and I figured that I would be a giant, so I filled out my application stats, at least the height part, taller than I was. I never grew after that, which I was, extremely, thankful for. You know, I’ve never told anyone this story before. After I proofread it, I’ll probably understand why.
May 20th, 20091:02 am
Braveheart, I get like that to when I drink. Whatever I can get my hands on to vent frustration from having a bad day or whatever, I just don’t give a sh**! That’s one of the reasons I don’t drink.
Good game and need to keep KJ in that spot and watch the boy just take off like he did the 2nd half of last year. Kotchman hitting second is basically a no brainer considering the guy makes consistant contact. I give up on Frenchy. Maybe Bobby did or does read this blog…ya never know.
May 20th, 20091:04 am
It would be fun if each of us we’re given a few rows, or maybe a section, to ourselves at Turner Field. We could allow our schizotypal personalities to run rampant.
May 20th, 20091:05 am
My theory, as I’ve stated many times, is to go with the hot hands. (N8)
It’s no wonder you get so frustrated then Nate;that’s sure not Bobby-ball.
Guess I’m somewhere in the middle, but likely closer to Bobby that to you. How much time does it take to determine who is cold? And of course the old-timers believed that the best way out was to play your way out.
Remember BC is a product of the old Yankees organizations. Platoons and pop for hitting, good pitching & good D when possible. The thinking is that you evaluate the team, decide who the starters should be and use them regularly cause even in a slump you never know when they will break out and when they do they are better than the subs. Repeat aft me 5 times:” It is a marathon, not a sprint”. C’mon now , you can do it.
May 20th, 20091:06 am
So, I just found out that apparently you can only go a certain amount over the speed limit when you’re younger than 21 before you lose your liscence. That’s just great.
May 20th, 20091:07 am
so apparently my last post was eaten so I’ll try again (forgive me if it posts twice)
don’t bother proofing it, there’s no “delete comment” button
(girls fudge thier drivers licenses all the time, just usually not our height)
and I like tall guys so 6′3 and change is fine by me (I’m only 5′7 ish so…)
…and if I truly proofread it, I would have spelled “liars” correctly. Although, Ma wasn’t too crazy about “couch-slouchers”, either.
May 20th, 20091:08 am
I did, buddy, and once I knew I could do it, I said, “OK, no problem”, and then celebrated my victory (TOM O)
yep, I’m the same way with my diet. As soon as I lose 5 pounds, I think “Hey this is so easy and fun I think I should gain about 10 more so I can do it again”
MFin04 (Bennett, Buddy, and Cox Have to Go!)
Anyone see that play by Furcal against the Mets just now? Incredible!!!!
Braveheart, good stuff at 12:30. It’s cathartic to let it all out sometimes.
No better place than in the upper deck where nobody can hear you!
JD, I love you man, wanna spoon?
May 20th, 20091:10 am
You’re kidding me, right? Don’t tell me I finally got one right!
Looks like we won’t be seeing any whining Mets fans tonight. They are sucking worse than the Braves at this point in the season.
May 20th, 20091:11 am
Chop Chop, that peice said “alien” or “outcast”…reminds me of a show I watched a few days ago about alien abductions and UFO’s. Frederick Valentich was the 20 yr pilot flying outside of Australia and disapeared after repoting being hunted down by a UFO. Was he abducted? Some of you should read up on that, it’s interesting.
May 20th, 20091:12 am
and if I had noticed you spelled it wrong i totally would have called you on it
Alright- my computer keeps trying to kick me offline- taking it as a sign to get off this thing and go to bed.
May 20th, 20091:13 am
if by “got one right” because I like tall guys, believe me you’ve got more then one right! (you do wear glasses, right? thought you did)
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