5:21 pm May 29, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 29th, 200910:51 pm
Man Chipper Has been Looking like the “Late Ken Caminiti” over there at 3rd making plays on his knees
R.I.P. Ken Caminiti
May 29th, 200910:52 pm
wow the bravos are far from consistent the Braves should keep doing whatever their doing!
May 29th, 200910:53 pm
The Geico/Caveman/Be Myself commercial keeps coming on every other commercial. I don’t mind it, the tune isn’t bad.
Well it was just pointed out that McCann has his glasses on catching! Dave, I asked the question if that could possibly be the reason for his defensive woes over the last week. You didn’t answer probably because you thought I was being a smarta$$, but I think it will make a big difference.
I was probably kidding about that. Just a guess.
May 29th, 200910:54 pm
McCann joins the hit parade!
A hit for every Brave now.
Wasn’t there a whole bunch of people that wanted John Garland to be a Brave?
May 29th, 200910:55 pm
Tom appears to have made a cameo but you never know…he could be lurking somewhere
Talk about some young pitching ready to break through at AAA — Medlen’s already up, Hanson is the next big thing, Morton is sticking it up people’s tailpipes and that Glavine kid is throwing well.
Is that like Tom’s son? That is Tom? GTFO!
I wonder if Leo is out there for a while regardless of results to save the BP.
May 29th, 200910:56 pm
I said consideration. I didn’t say he would make it. Although statistically speaking he is arguably the 3rd best SS in the NL.
I’d say Lance Berkman on the trivia question.
It’s nice to see the bats come alive. Anybody up for a 1-0 game tomorrow?
It is my considered opinion that anyone who claims to have discerned the true nature of the 2009 Atlanta Braves is, at best, a raving lunatic.
Why cant/wont GA run hard?
May 29th, 200910:57 pm
My guess on the trivia question is Berkman but I’m guessing that’s too obvious.
May 29th, 200910:58 pm
“Did Tom O just make a cameo appearance, or is he still out there?–Vinings Jim
Actually, I left. But for a good buddy, such as you, I came back.
Good call on Berkman. He’s gotta be one.
I’m telling you. When it’s all said and done, Morton will be the more productive starter in the majors. But that is more about what I think Morton can be, rather than what I think Medlen can’t be.
If Morton every gets the mental side (confidence) down, he’s gonna be a fine starter in this league.
Finally a hit for McCann…too bad it didn’t come with men on base. At least it’s 9-1…I guess.
That did make me smile! Was waiting for that–hopefully it will shut some of these bashers up.
That’s OK about the Eagles! Hey she’s got three babies–that’s kinda rare!
May 29th, 200910:59 pm
Two hits for Frenchy. Brown bags for D-back pitchers’ heads.
JF just rips one to right to score Mac
May 29th, 200911:00 pm
The last time Francoeur ripped one Katie made him sleep on the couch.
Coach (Moon Pie, anyone?)
I’m not impressed. Nighty night ladies.
May 29th, 200911:01 pm
Schafer sures resembles Eminem.
Whew. A little normalcy.
What’s the trivia question? I missed it.
Are you fat, druggy, gonna die on a toilet Elvis or young. healthy, world in the palm of your hand Elvis?
Steve from OH
Keylargo, you’re really Harry Doyle, aren’t you?
Coach, you’re a sad, strange little man.
May 29th, 200911:02 pm
That was funny.
RHR, I’m a blurry, off-camera Val Kilmer Elvis.
Looks like the Lakers want a few days off.
May 29th, 200911:03 pm
88-67 with just under 11 minutes left in the 4th
At this rate Schafer will have 100ks by early July
May 29th, 200911:04 pm
Val Kilmer played Elvis? He was a damn good Jim Morrison but I can’t see him as Elvis.
Speaking of good actors, Walk the Line is on CBS tonight…or was.
OH Victor Martinez was the answer.
HEY that was a secret you jerk off! Jeff was a naughty boy and I always hated it when he’d make these weird jaw and neck movements. Does he still do that?
Ho hum, just another 10-run night for the Braves….
They scored more runs in the second and third innings tonight than they had scored during the previous four games.
Can (potential) All-Star Jurrjens stop skid? I guess the answer is yes.
May 29th, 200911:05 pm
“Schafer is tracking… calling… and squeezing” isn’t the radio call my imagination really wanted.
KJ needs to give up the diving game. I mean, could he get to any more than 1/10??
Translation: Stop your lame-ass diving and just field the ball.
Meanwhile Gimper dives and can’t quite get a handle on it.
May 29th, 200911:06 pm
Wait, wasn’t there a minimum 3,000 plate appearances? Victor Martinez only has 2,850. Berkman has 4,955. Both are hitting .300 or better.
Berkman – http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6279
Martinez – http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/6853
RHR, Val Kilmer did indeed play Elvis. “True Romance.”
I missed Franceour’s second hit….I was flipping to the Lakers game. What kind of hit was it? Where did he hit it?
Good Fielders Everywhere
Nice hustle on that ball Loaf. Way to make it easy to take the extra bases.
Harry Doyle: Remember, fans, Tuesday is Die Hard Night. Free admission for anyone who was actually alive the last time the Indians won the pennant.
How’s this for a H Doyle quote StevefromOH?
stand by what I stated. IMO, though a month or two worth of games behind Jordan’s “resume” of minor league games, Gorkys appears to be better prepared to not fail as badly as Schafer has so far (N8)
ramble all you wan Nate, Gorkys doesn’t need to be up here any more than Schafer does.Neither one is ready. Most players can not jump to the majors from limited AA play and succeed right away and neither one of them had the spectacular stats that would make you think that they can.
May 29th, 200911:07 pm
I’ll bet they’re having a fit on the facebook page.
free bat, anyone?
This is good for Frenchy. He is either working his way into a hot streak or increasing his trade value. I’ll take either one.
That’s gotta be embarrassing for a player.
May 29th, 200911:08 pm
See this is what happens when you give JJ a lead, stupid Braves!!
wait to go DOB.
May 29th, 200911:09 pm
Change up on a T.
Sparse Crowd At the B.O.B on a friday…Or Chase Field, whatever U wanna call it…
Its still one of my favorite parks, can’t believe its over 10 years old…It’s a Relic Now!
I love the Windows and the pool
haha, did you take off that comment DOB? no cheating
May 29th, 200911:11 pm
No Reason to be mad at Double J for giving up the homer
I’d rather see solo homers than walks, thats what yr supposed to do with a big lead
Unfortunately, this blog is loaded with bashers. It was just a matter of time before they started bashing on the best young Braves player on the team. What you have to do, is ignore them. At least, response-wise. They enjoy getting a negative response from the fans. DON’T GIVE IT TO THEM!
You are right about the eaglettes. I live near the Hudson River. There are more nesting eagles, along the Hudson, than anywhere else in NY State. I’ve been watching them, taping them, and photographing them for the last 5 years. From what I’ve read, they have 1-3 hatchlings every year. This is the first time I’ve seen three.
May 29th, 200911:12 pm
I hope Cox doesn’t turn this over to the bull pen in the 6th.
Never saw that one (True Romance). Was never an Elvis fan. I’m more into the 60’s lounge singers when it comes to music before my time. Don’t care much for the 50’s stuff..that’s my mom’s music, which is an automatic disqualifier.
May 29th, 200911:13 pm
How’s this for a kicker? I looked up Berkman right after I guessed him as the trivia answer on MLB.com and he is hitting .299 there. There may be no one besides CJ hitting .300 as a switch hitter.
May 29th, 200911:14 pm
First time Jurrjens has allowed more than two runs in his past nine starts, and first time he’s allowed more than three earned runs all season. Fortunately for the Braves, it comes in the game where they give him robust support.
With 3000 PA.
May 29th, 200911:18 pm
Welcome Back Yunel…this team missed you
boy, what a mistake I made tonight in my fantasy league. Michael Young (whom I started over Yunel) is 0-7.
Rob (from SC)
May 29th, 200911:19 pm
With the way Tommy Hanson and Charlie Morton are pitching, we might need to explore trading Vazquez and/or Kawakami. Kawakami’s contract is probably untradeable.
Yunel Escobar, professional hitter…whatever that is.
May 29th, 200911:20 pm
Yeah, Rob. Tommy Hanson and Charlie Morton are pitching like Jo Jo Reyes and Medlin pitched down there. Javy and KK are luxuries.
May 29th, 200911:21 pm
Ramon Castro traded to White Sox for pitcher Lance Broadway.
May 29th, 200911:22 pm
That is a creepy neck tattoo on Ryan Roberts…
May 29th, 200911:23 pm
Don’t you think it’s possible, that the cerebral Jurrjens, pitched even “more to contact”, with the big lead?
Reyes never pitched like Hanson has, or Medlen for a long period of time
Ryan Roberts has some crazy tats. He looks more like an MMA guy than a baseball player.
Braves need the win. Don’t cough it up
May 29th, 200911:24 pm
So Mr. O’Brien kind of jinxed JJ. Let’s hope he gets the win.
Here come da pain…
May 29th, 200911:25 pm
Kelly should have caught that!! And does anyone notice how Garret Anderson just jogs to the ball and such. Never goes hard after it..Iv seen a lot of balls thathe could cut off but decided to just take it off the wall.
This is starting to look kinda iffy. It would really suck if JJ can’t get out of this inning.
May 29th, 200911:26 pm
Nice try, french fry.
Obviously I am not DOB but I would think that JJ has been pitching more to contact because of the big lead…hasn’t exactly worked out like he planned, I’m sure…
Is 5 runs enough for JJ and the bullpen to get the win?
May 29th, 200911:27 pm
Stupid FOX regional games! (I promise that is all i am going to say this time!)
May 29th, 200911:28 pm
Rob (from SC)
Yeah you’re right…Kawakami can’t be moved without the Brave’s eating a lot of his salary. Hanson or Morton will be a piece in a trade and then we’ll see what happens when an organization show’s some patience with their young pitchers.
May 29th, 200911:29 pm
If you leave now, you can make the game tomorrow in AZ. :}
“ramble all you wan Nate, Gorkys doesn’t need to be up here any more than Schafer does.Neither one is ready.” nolie
I never said that Gorkys WOULD have success in the majors. Never said that either of them NEEDED to be up. Simply stated that Gorkys appears to be the type of hitter that would have a little more success (early – not long-term) over Schafer, based on minor league numbers, Gorkys’ obvious speed advantage, and the K-rate per AB.
For the third time. I stand by that assessment. Now if you want to debate that NEITHER of them need to be up, or are ready to be up, you may start that conversation, and I’ll certainly chime in (I always do).
But you’re arguing a point that I’m not refuting. So you, my friend, may proceed with the rambling.
As hot as Upton’s been, that was a big out there, to strike him out on a long at-bat with one on and none out at the time. Could’ve gotten hairy in a hurry if he’d have driven in a run or two there.
What do the White Sox need Castro for? Don’t they have Corky??
May 29th, 200911:30 pm
I would not trade any of our young pitchers except for Reyes
May 29th, 200911:31 pm
Jurrjens, you are my favorite Braves player, and you have been ever since you struck out A Jones last year in your 1 or 2 start. But you need to control yourself, 5 runs is inexcusable, can you image have slow this game would be in you had no run support? Pitch like its 5 – 5 ok?
Yes Cameron, i think people have noticed by now. If he dives for it, he probably breaks a hip so whether you guys like it or not thats probably the best the guy can do. Never known for great defense and getting up there in age as well. Chipper probably would be doing the same thing if he still was in the outfield and trust me he would be diving to cut it off either.
May 29th, 200911:32 pm
They’ve also got the a.l. Mvp josh anderson!
May 29th, 200911:33 pm
I’ll go ahead and pitch as I see fit, me4nlcy. But, thanks.
Meant to say Chipper would NOT be diving for a ball. If we had signed Dunn would have been the same thing except he probably would not have come close to the ball at all.
May 29th, 200911:34 pm
Somebody earlier tonight was bragging about a much needed “victory”, to which I was going to repspond that there was still MANY innings to be played. But I passed, because I’m trying to not be so negative.
But I just got back downstairs to findout that it’s now 10-5? They’ve got my attention now, needless to say. Four interesting innings to go.
Jurrjens, Thank you
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