4:17 pm May 31, 2009, by David O'Brien
May 31st, 20096:59 pm
UH HUM KK pitchhitting not Mustard man. Maybe there is a trade in the offing
They just said on the radio that Heyward has “a little pull” in his side.
Lose a Frenchy, Gain a Frenchy?
Someone said, “KK, what the f***?”
May 31st, 20097:00 pm
That was the best moment of the day.
Francoeur is still on the bench though.
I don’t know who said that in the dugout, but it got a laugh out of me.
May 31st, 20097:01 pm
Gonna be interesting to see what that was about.
Who will poitch the ninth?
May 31st, 20097:02 pm
Braves working on a trade for Francoeur.
Free Tommy Hanson
I love how KK gets the pinch hit appearance over Failcoeur. What a loser.
The Coalition for firing Jeff Bennett
Kawakami and not Jef Francoeur?
Okay, Francoeur has been traded.
Frank From KS
You Got Any Other Suggestions…?
Until Then Get Off My A..s, At least I’m making Dumb Trade Proposals like Glavine for Josh Hamiliton Like so many other posters on here do…
May 31st, 20097:03 pm
The awsum aussie. No more than two runs will score since the Snakes are about ready to pack it in anyways. 2 out of 4 is plenty good enough for them
May 31st, 20097:04 pm
The last time I remember a bench player hitting instead of an available position player on this team was back in July 2007 when Moylan hit in a blowout game with Saltalamacchia still on the bench. ‘Salty’ was traded within a day or two I recall.
Here we got Kawakami instead of Francoeur and an off-day tomorrow…
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I guess that guy on the bench who looks exactly like him is just a deak to throw us off.
May 31st, 20097:05 pm
I knew Chino was giving him crap, but I didn’t see him say it. Kudos to Chino. I now heartily endorse him to succeed Bobby. He has a sense of humor. That’s good enough for me. I don’t care about baseball knowledge.
May 31st, 20097:06 pm
Medlen wins ….
When was the last time our #5 pitcher has won a game??
Frank from KS
Excuse me….I was never on your rearend, son.
Just a fyi.
May 31st, 20097:07 pm
common sense: Gary carter played first late in his career and so did Joe Torre.
Gary Carter played a total of 74 games at 1B throughout his career, but he also played outfield and 3B. He never made a move to playing just 1B. He was a catcher primarily til the end of his career. As for Torre, he ceased being a catcher in 1970 and made the move to 3B, not 1B. He was primarily a 3rd baseman for the next 5 years. His final year before he became player/mgr of the Mets, he was both a 3B and 1b. I’ll ask you once again Mr. Common Sense, where is the list of MOST catchers that are moved to 1B to finish out their careers? Give me that, or admit that you were mistaken.
Braves win, bitches!
Ballgame!!! Great Play by ESCO To end it…
Yunel! That’s what our boy Peter can do – let’s hope it keeps coming. Congrats, Kris!
Its good to see Medlen pitch a good game.
last season (NOT a joke)
May 31st, 20097:08 pm
Has our #5 pitcher won once before now?
You talkin’ to me, RHR?
Let Frenchy sit for a few more games -
don’t want to jinx anything, we’re on a winning streak.
May 31st, 20097:09 pm
That win was definitely double pits to chesty!
Just because Francoeur is on the bench doesn’t mean they aren’t working on a trade and didn’t want him to play and possibly get hurt.
Medlen certainly deserved the win today- he looked great
Don’t be dumb. Teams trade players all the time and still have them around until official. Betemit was traded in 2006 minutes after he got done playing third base in a game.
Ok Bro, I will let it slide, Sorry If I got Hyped Up! I was having too Much Fun…
I will offer you a truce? The Stickiest of Icky?
Now I think The braves will take the series against the Cubs…They seem to play their best when they play the good teams of the league…
When did 1 game become a “winning streak”? But I hear what you’re saying. I’d sit Frenchy more too.
No Jim, just the world in general. Except McFann.
May 31st, 20097:10 pm
Chop, on the other hand, what does it say about the communication between manager and bench coach (who, of all people, should be in tune with the manager’s decisions) that said bench coach was surprised by a PH move?
Funny, though, agreed. Points to Chino for that, LOL.
May 31st, 20097:11 pm
Oh well in that case, great news!
Can't Buy A Thrill
Capt Caveman – You’re unbelievable son. :rolleyes:
These days you have to be thankful for the little things!
May 31st, 20097:12 pm
RHR – just kidding – did you get the movie reference?
Good showing by Medlen today AND by Moylan. Big jump in his fastball today— 92mph vs previous outings of 88-89. Could be good things to come from Moylan.
bravesfan = LOSER
May 31st, 20097:14 pm
Wow, I missed the pregame show – good call, Freddie!
Good game today. 3 doubles by kelly, and homers by Garret and Chipper. Looks like Peter’s velocity is finally back, he was hitting 93mph on the gun today.
Kris Medlen was great, I think that’s his last start, Tommy Glavine will return next time out.
Man Loaf Sounds Too Relaxed when he talks, He Needs to Start hanging Around Flava Flav before games…
Anyways I hope we start seeing the Loaf that we saw Win the Home-run derby in 2003 they were showing that earlier on the MLB Network today
Jumping to Conclusions
May 31st, 20097:15 pm
David Ross didn’t pinch hit either. He must be traded too.
Nice outing by Medlen. Perhaps another 2 or 3 good starts and people will see that a guy like Hanson CAN come up and help.
Want my honest assessment? It’s BS. That’s one reason why the Braves aren’t as good as they used to be. The organizational talent, from ownership on down, just isn’t the same.
capt caveman. hahaha
jerald you are an idiott. go to wickipedia on catchers and you will find the list of all the catchers that moved positions to save their legs. Its a coaching philosophy. something you know nothing about.
its been done since the beginning and believe me i know.
I was a ground crew guy for the mariners back in the 1920s.
May 31st, 20097:16 pm
common sense:NO. someone stated earlier that there were no other catchers that moved late in their career. I have now named 3.
And all 3 you named either moved to 3B (Torre), Piazza (stayed at catcher until he went to AL), and Carter (played several positions, least of which was 1B). You still made the claim that MOST catchers move to 1B late in their careers. Where are MOST of these catchers?
FYI – Just saw an ad on the MLB Network for Braves/Cubs Thursday night @ 7pm. (I’m unsure of blackouts that might apply in your area.)
RHR – sorry – there’s been some movie naivete on display of late (and, I’ll admit, I’ve never watched Taxi Driver).
May 31st, 20097:17 pm
Loaf defines “Chill!”
May 31st, 20097:18 pm
I think a couple years back they moved the fences in some. (Jay21)
that’s what I was asking a while ago. I thought I had read about some park changes, and the numbers the last couple of years have been much higher for some of the hitters. It used to be one of the 2 or 3 toughest parks in baseball. It no longer seems to be quite that bad.
I hear ya. At least we’ve got some quality teams coming up. I feel better when we play the top teams. Seem to perform much better.
Medlen pitched very well….bennet not so good but nice win for the braves…
So if I can sum up, KJ can’t bat leadoff, Chipper is too old and injured, Anderson can’t hit, Kotchman can’t field, Bobby is too stuborn to shake up the batting order, Cox won’t bench Frenchy, Medlin isn’t ready for the Bigs… did I miss anything??
Facts? What Facts?
May 31st, 20097:19 pm
So making up stupid trades isn’t enough? Let’s just say someone is traded now! Who cares if everyone can see them still on the bench?
Ladies and gentlemen,um, Garret Anderson has been traded for, um, Matt Holiday! Yeah!
Wow, that was easy!
they moved and played first. I didnt say they didnt play other positions either. but the bottom line was they moved to save their legs and first is easier to move to seeing as how it is the easiest position to fill. Anybody can play first.
once again. note andrew jones is playing first base and has never done it in his life.
Can’t Buy a Thrill — maybe you could buy a sense of humor. It’s called a joke. Just a light-hearted attempt to bring a little levity to the blog.
I guess you must live in the country, b/c in the city you can buy any thrill you need.
May 31st, 20097:20 pm
But everybody knows that scene, right?
Honestly I didn’t even think about it until after you mentioned it.
I’m sick. I think I have a fever. Not feeling very DeNiroesque today.
Roja – yes you did. Medlen is spelled M E D L E N
Chop Chop, that or the organization doesn’t have Maddux/Glavine/Smoltz/Justice/Chipper(healthy all year) and Turner’s money could be another reason why.
May 31st, 20097:22 pm
common sense: I was a ground crew guy for the mariners back in the 1920s
Is this all a joke? Must be because the Mariners didn’t come into existance until 1977. And I guess I know nothing of coaching philosophy since I used to manage Little League when my boys were growing up. I was pretty good too, but that’s neither here nor there. You probably coached back in the 1700s, right? What a goober you are.
Why Flava Flav?
May 31st, 20097:23 pm
Chop Chop, on the other hand, the Braves do have Chipper(sorta healthy)/McCann/Escobar/Lowe/Jurrjens/Vazquez plus guys like Hanson/Heyward on and on coming up, so things should turn around for the better.
Thanks, dude. Definitely not blacked out for me in Seattle. DirecTV listing still says teams TBA, but I’ll set it to record anyway–MLBN website says Braves/Cubs.
I’m not a big movie Junkie as well…
I usually spend my off time watching old WWF Attitude Era (Pre 2001)Rasslin on Youtube…If I’m not running around the “A” Chasing women…
Also I’m not a big fan of Facebook nowadays. Think they mess up that website the more and more they keep changing it…
I only get all my 411 on where the parties are at on Facebook therefore I’m not on there much…
May 31st, 20097:24 pm
Jerald. Its called a joke.
calm down. Im sure you coached you special ed team real good.
Jerald its all in good fun. thats why we blog man.
chill. have a good one
May 31st, 20097:26 pm
common sense — ok , right off the bat anybody with common sense wouldn’t use Wikipedia as their fact finder. None of that stuff is reliable unless it was cut-and-pasted from a reliable site.
And you do know the Mariners were and expansion team that started in 1977. Right??
You know it’s just “common sense”.
Lame, Not Again:
Because he is the Number One Hypeman,…! I take it that you don’t listen to any old Public Enemy, No?
Loaf Needs that On his Verizion Wireless Phone…
organization doesn’t have Maddux/Glavine/Smoltz/Justice/Chipper(healthy all year) and Turner’s money could be another reason why.
Sounds about right to me. They are also missing the heart and grit of players like Blauser and Lemeke and a little moxie like with a young Andruw and others. But missing Ted’s commitment to winning is big.
May 31st, 20097:27 pm
15-14 Through May despite the Injuries…
Pretty Good, All things considered. Now if the offense can remain consistant….
Eric from MO
Did someone just say they knew about coaching because they managed little league? Um, ok.
common sense: Anybody can play first.
Damn. I guess that is why John Schuerholz made a point of signing Sid Bream back in 1991. Our previous first basemen were so good at it, right cs? With the hole you are digging for yourself, you oughta be getting close to China about now.
Alright, I’m callin for a trade tomorrow. Just a feeling I have. I see Wren being proactive here very soon and no better time than tomorrow.
May 31st, 20097:28 pm
I am actually a braves fan and dont follow when the mariners came into existence and dont really care.
But I do care about our team. I hope Kotchman is ok and maybe we can win a few here.
Rob (from SC)
May 31st, 20097:29 pm
Hanson encountered a rough 6th inning. 4 runs though only 1 earned.
oh my…ask any professional league manager and they would tell you that 1st base is the easiest position to fill.
you did say you coached well then thats common sense man.
where did you learn to play ball?
May 31st, 20097:31 pm
Have you seen the June schedule? This team will be below .500 on July 1st. With or without a trade.
May 31st, 20097:32 pm
RHR – I’m still not exactly well – the last couple of nights I have had major hot/cold/sweating issues due to what I imagine has been a fever (not that I’m bright enough to do much about it).
May 31st, 20097:33 pm
ESPN Baseball Tonight showed a couple of the doubles and Chipper’s homer, but not one mention of Medlen’s first win and 9 Ks in 6 innings. Typical!
Don’t get started on me Eric. I made you look like sheot the other night to point that you haven’t been seen for the last couple of days. You remember don’t you? You were talking all that crap about how good KK is and then he proceeds to get his ass kicked. Then you tried to tell me that our bullpen was good and then your boy EOF got his ass handed to him in just a 1/3 of an inning. Then, you wanted to compare Smoltz as a closer to Gonzo. That didn’t even warrant response. So, let well enough alone Eric. You started crap that you shouldn’t have.
May 31st, 20097:35 pm
TnBrian @7:27 -
Interesting thought there. I wonder if that’s why they sat Frenchie.
Something in the works maybe?
May 31st, 20097:36 pm
Jerald you didnt make me look like sh!t. Unlike you I have a life and its the weekend and I dont sit around on the blog. If this is all you have to do then I feel sorry for you.
May 31st, 20097:37 pm
common sense: I coached Little League. Any youth coach can tell you that 1st base is a primary position for one of your better players. That’s because in youth ball, most young kids aren’t that proficient at catching the ball well.
Rodney Derrick – Yup, pretty typical from them. I’m not at all surprised. They really hate Braves baseball…..always have.
The problem is that Bobby is like a Doctor who waits until the patient is about to die before prescribing the right medicine!!!!, today’s line-up, I mean seating Francouer or Shafer (61 SO in 161 at bat, Holly Caw!!!!!!!!!) , both can’t play together because with the pitcher all ads three free outs to the oposite team. God have Mercy of the Braves!!!
Chuck James was Solid until the 6th!!!
Who cares about Francoeur not PH’ing? Kawakami did what Jeff would have done regardless, only in style.
May 31st, 20097:39 pm
Nope, I actually work about 47 hours a week on a 4-day schedule, so I am not on here most of the time. And as I recall, you attacked me. I never fired the first volley at you.
May 31st, 20097:40 pm
How come for the past few days the Hardee’s commercial has not been the one with the frighteningly ugly young lady promising to call the handsome young gentleman?
If Bobby would have put Frenchy in to PH –
it would have only encouraged Frenchy.
Eric, Nope, I actually work about 47 hours a week on a 4-day schedule, so I am not on here most of the time. And as I recall, you attacked me. I never fired the first volley at you.
Baseball tonight just showed why they won…Kris Medlen 16 of 22 first pitch strikes,9ks in 6 innings
Correction. Medlen gets a later mention on ESPN where they show three winning starters today. They cite his first pitch strikes.
May 31st, 20097:41 pm
…why are you idiots fighting on a blog? ill agree its tempting to lash out when someone says something stupid, but enough is enough already.
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