4:13 pm May 30, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 30th, 200911:40 pm
Nope (although I think Dwight Howard is a beast)- just that anti-lakers
Whoo #%@^&$# HOOO, frenchy scares the $ell of of ‘em again.JV and the other starters deserve an ‘ell of lot better RS.Let’s keep all our eggs in the same basket for four more months and see what hatches.Whoooo Hoooo.Sponsored by, Glutton’s for punishment, otherwise known as “Brave’s Fans”.Let me digress though. I have no personal animosity nor malice towards our players. It’s just as a lifelong fan, I have reached the point that, sometimes it may be time for a change for the sake of change.Seems us loyal followers are being treated like the proverbial, ” Village Idiots”, while our on field representatives play like, well, “Village Idiots”.Yeah. I’m spoiled, Yeah, I want a team with a KILLER INSTINCT.Yeah,I don’t think the country club is the place to develop that killer instinct.Yeah, Baseball is a game that requires more than a few ‘YUKS on FOX, and WTF is up with a “BARK IN PARK”.So, in case no has noticed in the last decade or so, is’s not about winning a division or going to the World Series,it’s about sucking your sucker cash into their cash register.So, take your pooch,to the park, so he can smell another pooches @ss, and keep waxing endlessly over your teams woes, at COC of the South.WHOOO HOOO.
Here is Baseball America’s latest hot sheet report on Heyward which is why the Braves do not need to make a big investment in terms of prospects or money if they replace Frenchy this year.
The Scoop: Atlanta’s hulking 6-foot-4, 220-pound prize prospect continues to impress. After receiving a seven-game cameo with Myrtle Beach to finish out the 2008 season, Heyward started the 2009 season with the Pelicans. The Braves believed his power would come once he began to use his hands more effectively. He is starting to show his true power potential and has smacked nine home runs this season in 139 ABs. Two of those came this past week and he’s just two homers shy of his entire home run output of 11 during the 2008 season. With a .561 slugging percentage in a park known for depressing power, it’s fair to say that the 19-year-old is starting to tap into his raw power.
May 30th, 200911:43 pm
Did I say that? Wanna quit putting words in my mouth? You insufferable condescending prig PWHjort
then what did you mean about him with those posts and a “Sample size” of two ABs, you pathetic little poseur? Want to tell us some more about what scouts look for and do? Bah. People who post the kind of halfbaked stuff that you post and try to pass off as baseball knowledge deserve to be condescended to. One could put all you know about baseball in a thimble and still have room left over for a dinghy.
May 30th, 200911:44 pm
And whoever said that David Ross should be in the lineup everyday – I do believe he’s a career .220 hitter.
May 30th, 200911:46 pm
Nope not Chop Chop. You don’t know anything about blogging, do you? I sure do, my moniker says so.
Heyward’s tapping into his raw power.
In other news, Jason Heyward is, for now, a pipe dream.
May 30th, 200911:49 pm
Jason Heyward will hopefully be in right field in 2011. I hope he is not rushed there before then
May 30th, 200911:50 pm
The first sentence of your post doesn’t make sense. I can’t extrapolate a complete though out of it. And you haven’t contributed anything to any discussion except take a few quotes out of context and tried to look like a badass on the internet by running your mouth when it’s clear you’re full of horse sh!t. You’ve literally contribute nothing to any conversation. And made a complete ass of yourself. You are the pathetic one, my friend, not me.
May 30th, 200911:59 pm
“Hanson still being in the minor leagues is becoming a bit absurd…. As long as Hanson keeps dominating Triple-A hitters, we’ll be putting him on the Hot Sheet, but really, he belongs in the big leagues”
Wow…everyone knows this…but Wren.. We just need to stay mediocre until our savior Tom Glavine gets here…woo..WS with Glav here we go!
May 31st, 200912:01 am
It was nice to see David Ross showing some “fire” today. That is something this team has been lacking. I was hoping that would have sparked the awfense, but, to no avail.
I wish that more of the Braves would display the passion that Ross obviously displayed today.
May 31st, 200912:09 am
Tomorrow might be ugly, just a warning. Medlen knows how bad his team needs this win and he’s already shown how nervous and shakin up he gets with pressure in his very short MLB career. Plus, if Scherzer pitches anything like he did to us in Atlanta, it can be the nail in the coffin for this already awful road trip. Not supposed to be negative like that, but it isn’t when it’s reality, unfortunately.
Wren has to be looking for a Frenchy replacement right about now, right? No way is this inconsistant offense all on Frenchy, no matter how some might love to have him as the whipping boy. Yeah, he needs to go and now, but the offense has more than a few holes in it other than JF.
May 31st, 200912:12 am
Necromancer, about Ross today, what exactly happend and did Upton flip the bat to where it hit Ross or something. I obviously missed the game today and tried to see a clip of the “fight” on the Braves homepage but nothing. Appreciate bud!
May 31st, 200912:17 am
Upton just kind of made a baby toss of the bat about three or four feet away from the plate into the left-handed batter’s box. Ross thought Upton was showing Vazquez up and barked something at him. Upton heard it, turned around…and then some guys started making their way onto the field.
That’s about it. No big deal. I don’t think any retribution is required. After all, Upton struck out looking on a 3-2 pitch in his next AB. Ross handled it the way it should have been handled. Upton won’t do that again. He’s a kid. That’s how kids learn.
May 31st, 200912:18 am
I should specify that the bat toss occurred after Upton took ball four on a 3-2 pitch.
May 31st, 200912:19 am
When are you going to mature enough to spare us the silly song lyrics and acquire the courage to challenge or question the ability of Bobby Cox to do anything of value beyond filling our the lineup card?
May 31st, 200912:20 am
Damn right, Larry.
You tell him.
May 31st, 200912:22 am
As long as Hanson keeps dominating Triple-A hitters, we’ll be putting him on the Hot Sheet, but really, he belongs in the big leagues
Remind me….how was Medlen doing in the minors? There’s no hurry on Hanson.
Guys, I don’t know if anyone has brought this up, but everyone needs to watch the texas/BC regional. top of the 20th. The texas closer has thrown 12 and 2/3 scoreless innings of relief with one hit allowed, which he didn’t allow until his 12th inning. amazing game. The live feed is on ncaa.com. click the link below the picture.
May 31st, 200912:24 am
Speaking of the “scuffle” did you guys see the Braves bullpen walking out? They were going about as fast as Bobby hobbles to the mound.
By the way, that texas relief pitcher has thrown over 160 pitches
Chop Chop, Ross did something a lot of already frustrated people do. Upton’s like what, 21-22 yrs. old? Kid needs some discipline and to learn some respect for the game it sounds like. On Ross, he’s definitely a guy I like on my team.
May 31st, 200912:25 am
I have an even better idea, Larry…
Why don’t you buy a ticket to every Braves game and sit directly behind the dugout roof? You could ask Bobby all the questions we never get answered. It’s time a blogger made a stand, Larry. We are weak, but you are strong. Be our salvation, Larry.
SHHH!!! Quiet, you!
Surely we will all suffer the wrath of DOB now, for he will bestow upon us many cursed words!
May 31st, 200912:27 am
what is up with Teheran? Will he pitch this year in Danville again? Hurt?
May 31st, 200912:28 am
lucky for us I think DOB went to see…Lucinda Williams? (sorry if I messed up her name!) tonight…won’t be around until late
May 31st, 200912:29 am
Teheran needs to stop trying to work on his nuclear program. It’s a shame the kid can’t get it into his head that his nuclear program destabilizes the Middle East.
May 31st, 200912:30 am
Man…could you imagine if Matt Weiters was a Braves prospect. People here would think he’s so good that Jesus would be bowing to him.
And texas runs the kid back out there in the 20th. Wow… already over 160 pitches
May 31st, 200912:32 am
could you imagine if Matt Weiters was a Braves prospect
Except he’s a catcher- we don’t need a catcher
Wieters is no Salty.
May 31st, 200912:33 am
I’ll assume that’s someone he likes. Who knows, maybe he’ll come home in a…a good mood and we will be spared.
Wouldn’t that be somethin’?
Matt Wieters would get us almost any outfield bat we could ever want. I wouldn’t mind having him in the minors.
May 31st, 200912:34 am
What’s the deal? Are you pulling our legs or is this for real? If so, how bad does a team have to be to not be able to scratch a run across against a pitcher who’s thrown over 160 pitches?
May 31st, 200912:35 am
You know, he’d be down there languishing. It would be so sad. “When will we call Wiet up?”
We’d end up trading him for some dude named Tark Meixeira and miss the playoffs. That’s cool, though. I’m a big boy. I can deal.
May 31st, 200912:36 am
You are the pathetic one, my friend, not me. PWHjort
Now that is what is known as living in denial little faker. My contribution is to make sure others know that you are talking out of your ass most every time you post. You post about what scouts do etc and you do not have a clue as your ignorant statements attest.
Learn something before you post You’re one of those nerdy little theoretical baseball experts who doesn’t know the first thing about actual baseball.Sure, make all the guys who can throw hard into pitchers starting in their late teens. LOL You are a funny guy.
May 31st, 200912:38 am
Except he’s a catcher- we don’t need a catcher.
Well, our catcher really isn’t all that good. I mean, he’s never even started an all-star game. How bad to you have to be to never have started an all-star game.
May 31st, 200912:39 am
Jeff Francoeur’s never started an all-star game and neither has McCann. So they both must totally suck.
May 31st, 200912:40 am
Roman Gal, I assume you’re kidding. If not, you do realize how the starters in the All-Star Game are determined, don’t you?
May 31st, 200912:41 am
I think my logic and reasoning are foolproof.
Tark Meixeira? He any good?
As long as the wrath of our fearless leader is directed in the general direction of Larry I say “fire away!” Otherwise, I’m going to just hope he enjoyed the concert and leave it at that
May 31st, 200912:42 am
“Vazquez was dynamite once again,” Atlanta manager Bobby Cox said. “We just didn’t do enough hitting to get more runs after the deuce we put up.”
The offense basically dropped a deuce after that.
May 31st, 200912:45 am
Of course I know how starters for the all-star game are selected. It’s a rigorous elimination process voted on by only the smartest baseball minds today. It’s completely unbiased and the best players always start. That’s how it works.
alright, you want to go there? how many asg’s has the great savior started? how many has he even played?? he must really suck!! Man, I thought you were OK but first you go after my blog-guy and then you attack my catcher?? CURSE YOU!!
(couldn’t even get through that without laughing )
May 31st, 200912:46 am
Roman Gal, ’tis the truth. go the the ncaa website, watch the game. top 21st. Texas kid finally got pulled. Got a well deserved curtain call. Amazing game.
Roman Gal, It’s good to know you were joking before with that McCann comment.
Ice Road Mother Trucker
May 31st, 200912:48 am
New season starts tomorrow night,be sure to tune in after another Braves loss with a straight billed kid on the mound.
May 31st, 200912:51 am
first you go after my blog-guy and then you attack my catcher?? CURSE YOU!!
Dang…I thought I had you fooled when I told him I wouldn’t do that to you. Alas! Tis true, and no blog-man can resist my womanly blog-wiles! As for that catcher you speak of, I see no argument whatsoever. Four-eyes! Hah!
May 31st, 200912:52 am
Francoeur needs to go. Hopefully we can find someone who will give us something of value for him. A change of scenery would be best for him and Braves.
If I ever met someone named Tark Meixeira, I could die happy.
If I even met someone with the first name Tark, I could get injured but survive and be happy.
May 31st, 200912:53 am
Thunderbull56 May 30th, 2009 11:40 pm –
I’ll take your word that you’re a Braves fan, as unlikely a prospect and as dubious a proposition as you make it by your comment.
It’s obvious, though, that you’re not a baseball fan.
You just killing time ’til the NFL season?
May 31st, 200912:55 am
Eager Escobar returns to lineup xyu xyu xyu xyu
I really like this article title. Who came up with it?
four eyes?? I will have you know that Mr. Four Eyes is hitting a cool .400 with the awesome specs! If the rest of the team wore them, maybe we’d win a few more games!!!
Chop Chop – That’s my vote for post of the week there. Possibly even of the season.
PWHjort, ok, I’ll bite. And who is Mac Thompson?
May 31st, 200912:56 am
Although Bobby really did set you up for that one.
I thought that post was funny, Random.
May 31st, 20091:01 am
It doesn’t matter. He wasn’t even in the top 4 of catchers in the all-star voting. And Ichiro Suzuki has more hits than him in the past 10 days!
May 31st, 20091:04 am
Does anybody else think that David Ross bears remarkable resemblance to Jack Parkman from Major League?
May 31st, 20091:11 am
Bottom of the 22nd inning we go…
you wound me! I don’t think we can be friends anymore
May 31st, 20091:14 am
You cursed me!
May 31st, 20091:18 am
you brought it on yourself my dear! That is the price you must pay…
May 31st, 20091:19 am
Intended for McFann
I, Roman Gal, do not truly believe that Atlanta Braves catcher, Brian McCann, sucks.
May 31st, 20091:20 am
You and your four-eyed catcher can go have fun while I stay here and await DOB’s wrath! Hah! Who’s paying now?!
May 31st, 20091:21 am
Have you people seen the latest Fast & Furious movie? It’s destined for Oscar gold and so are at least three of the actors in it. TAKE IT TO THE BANK!!!
May 31st, 20091:23 am
Is this Texas game on MLB network?
May 31st, 20091:24 am
<i.You and your four-eyed catcher can go have fun while I stay here and await DOB’s wrath! Hah! Who’s paying now?!
ummm, still you I get to have fun with Mac and you get yelled at by both DOB & McFann!! (the disclaimer was probably a good idea…I would much rather face an angry DOB then an angry McFann after you diss her guy!)
They’ve already announced that another Fast & Furious movie is in the works. It’s tentatively titled ‘Really Fast and Really Effin Furious”. Hopefully they’ll wait at least a couple of years so other films can win Oscars before the next one in this series is released.
May 31st, 20091:26 am
Shamus Thacker (May 30th, 2009 9:25 pm): “Ever since the conversation over what constitutes a “real” fan, I’ve thought about the makeup of our Bravosphere.
“There are stat-heads, crack-heads, s__t-heads, and groupies. There are optimists, pessimists, narcissists, and sadists. There are street-wise, naive, hawkish, and dovish, all in one magnificent pile of lovely baseball squishiness.”
I’ve yet to catch up to the earlier discussion, but I have no doubt at all that the vast majority of people who comment here really are Braves fans.
Unfortunately, they’re mostly football fans (NFL or NCAA) just killing time.
In my opinion, the vast minority of people who comment here are actually BASEBALL fans.
So many of the ignorant and/or negative comments posted here are easier to understand when you realize they’re coming from a football perspective, with its 12-16 game season.
Grin and bear it ’til August.
Err I mean ESPN.
May 31st, 20091:27 am
Wait. McFann is still awake? Does her mama know?
Haha…you’re probably right.
By the way, I rented all of the Star Wars movies today. Thank goodness for my rewards card, otherwise I’d have spent waay too much on some stinkin’ movies.
May 31st, 20091:28 am
RHR, Don’t think so. The NCAA website is the only video I have found. Bottom of the 23rd now.
Top Braves pitching prospect Tommy Hanson has great stuff, but looks like he could use some more seasoning, according to one NL scout who concurred with the team’s controversial decision to call up Kris Medlen instead of Hanson Jon Heyman-SI.COM
Off subject, but I’ve got TONS of fire ants in my yard this year. WAY more than usual. Do any of you have suggestions as to how I can best get rid of them? Any safe options? Some of the ant mounds are near my tomato plants so I don’t know if I want to put poison on them.
May 31st, 20091:29 am
all 6 of them? just make sure you watch them in the right order…
May 31st, 20091:30 am
McFann is still awake?
Let’s hope not. I’m not sure the blog can handle an angry DOB and McFann at the same time. It might implode or something.
May 31st, 20091:31 am
Yep. And by right order you mean what? 4-5-6-1-2-3…which would be the older ones first or should I watch them in numerical order?
May 31st, 20091:32 am
“Bobby, this is serious — if a plumber shows up at your house, and they don’t have a plumber’s license, and they can’t show it to you, you’d be better off letting them walk your dog.”
Hmmmmm — the plumber doesn’t have a license AND he can’t show it to you? Yeah, I guess you’d have to figure that there’s something wrong somewhere.
PS: Thanx, Chop Chop.
Top of the 24th now. What a game…
May 31st, 20091:33 am
Gutfeld — Boric acid?
May 31st, 20091:35 am
No you have the order right. 4-6 then 1-3
From my experience, you should follow two steps. First, shoot at them with a BB gun. Once you’ve shot as many as you can, pour gasoline on the ant hills and then light em up!
It’s as safe as you can possibly get. And it works. Trust me, I know.
May 31st, 20091:37 am
Of course, you could substitute a Shotgun for the BB gun. You’d probably be able to kill more ants with one shot that way…but only do that if you’re in a hurry.
May 31st, 20091:40 am
Oh I see, you were leaving a note for McFann.
About the fire ants? My yard man uses lye, not sure what he does but it works. I’m allergic to stinging insects so he’s vigilant and thanks to that I haven’t had a hill in my yard in I don’t know how many years.
May 31st, 20091:41 am
Ok, good. I was going to watch the first one tonight, but I ended up going to see Night at the Museum instead. I’ll just have to wait until tomorrow!
May 31st, 20091:42 am
nolie (May 31st, 2009 1:28 am): “Top Braves pitching prospect Tommy Hanson has great stuff, but looks like he could use some more seasoning, according to one NL scout who concurred with the team’s controversial decision to call up Kris Medlen instead of Hanson Jon Heyman-SI.COM”
I wonder how come?
Is Medlen generally considered to be the MLB equivalent of cannon fodder?
That’d be a real kick in the pants to HIM, wouldn’t you think?
May 31st, 20091:43 am
I was thinking about trying to get Gary Matthews jr from the angels…but I think he is owed a bunch of money..wonder if the angels would pick up some of the bill? Maybe some of our young pitchers other than Hanson of course. Or maybe we just try to get Figgins? What do ya’ll think?
May 31st, 20091:44 am
How was Night at the Museum? I actually just caught the first one on TV the other night…it was suprisingly amusing
May 31st, 20091:47 am
A scoop of grits on top of each mound of ants should do it..and safe for plants or other animals
May 31st, 20091:49 am
Top 25 now. Still tied
May 31st, 20091:50 am
PWHjort (May 30th, 2009 9:51 pm): “Usually when scouts see left handers that can throw 95+ they immediately want them on the mound. Most left handers that have good arms wind up on the mound. Kind of my theory why you have never seen a left-handed catcher.”
What percentage of MLB batters bat right-handed? Most, right?
I think that THAT’S why you don’t see more LH throwing catchers. (Just guessin’.)
May 31st, 20091:53 am
I loved it. It was almost as good as the first one, IMO.
May 31st, 20092:01 am
thanks- i’ll have to check it out
Alright time for me to go to bed… Good night
And with the introduction of a new page and hour, I’ll make my exit.
Ciao Bella, good folks!
May 31st, 20092:04 am
N8 (May 30th, 2009 10:12 pm): “It’s only black or white on the blog. This team (and everybody associated with it), either sucks ass, or is the greatest thing since sliced bread (only with bad luck), right?”
When you’re eatin out, ya know, at some kind of all you can eat buffet, ya know, you need to paas up the bread completely even if it is sliced, ’cause you need to go for the high dollar items like fried chiken or salts bury steak, ya know, even if its your Mom’s buyin.
Cause they want you to fill up on bread (and lettuce — yuck!) — only way they can make money on the deal.
Just a word to the wise, my freind.
May 31st, 20092:06 am
“Now more than ever, America’s defense depends on communication with foreign countries.”
Ri-i-i-i-ight. And just who have we been defending ourselves against for the last 150 years or so –- the British Empire???
May 31st, 20092:07 am
Texas just won in 25 innings
May 31st, 20092:20 am
I don’t think he was considered cannon fodder really. I think he was considered a solid B prospect who was having a great campaign so far and I believe they thought he could help for a few weeks. TommyH is definitely rated higher and if there were financial considerations it might have centered around the thoughts that Tommy is gonna end up with a better career and will likely bring much more money in the last couple of years of arb. Of course they could offset those financial risks by sending whichever one they brought up back down again after Glav started pitching, so I’m not so sure finances played that big a part this time. They might have hesitated to Bring Hanson upn just to be sent down in case it played with his head None of us who aren’t party to those decisions can do more than guess. I’m guessing that they see both Morton and Hanson as better than Medlen, but have some respect for him too.
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