12:59 pm June 7, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
June 7th, 20092:55 pm
Chipper is a strong dude! How did that go out? HUH
Have a day Chipper…
Chipper’s a man!
check the bat lol
Well, I guess if I’m Casey Kotchman, I’d start counting my Cy Young bonus money, huh?
Chipper is simply amazing when he’s in the lineup. Key word is “when”. But dude can still rake with the best of them.
What a hitter!
Not a good day for the Chipper bashers, huh?
He’s wishing he could have got a double ~_~
My television is frozen.
Chipper says Tommy will Win!!!!!!!!!!!
Rob (from SC)
Do you know if Schafer is hurt at Gwinnett
Lol. Chipper Jones is amazing. Dude swings with one hand, on a bum toe. And Jacks it out, AGAIN. Just saw the replay, he leaned over and one handed it over the left field seats.
Nate from NCState
My Man Chipper!!!
Dam… Chipper ate his Wheaties this morning!
June 7th, 20092:56 pm
He’ll take the 3 Run HR tho ~_~
we need to pick up this extra run. cmon frenchy.
Chipper Chipper Chipper!!!!!!!!!
Omg, I can’t keep up. Homer, double…it’s been sooo long.
So much for that loss of power from Chipper, eh?
Don’t discount McLouth taking the walk with two outs to get this started.
That looked like a Wrigley Filed homer. How the hell did that go out?
If Chipper could only play 150 games healthy.
Injuries, hamstring, dizziness….DIZZINESS
I can’t believe that HR.
Hey Carroll? Can you ask Chipper what he had for breakfast this morning?
Amazing they pithc to Chipper lol all you have to do is walk him and the Braves don’t score.
And I agree it was stupid to play behind the runner, but Tommy Gun has to simply dominate the other pitcher…period. So far, the only “surprise”.
this is more like it. but we dont win when chip cant do it everyday
June 7th, 20092:57 pm
Way to support Hanson Chipper. That is what a team leader should do. Francoeur should bat 9th.
Wow, how many coach would choose not to walk Chipper in that situation, but why should we care? No, we don’t.
the hope of the braves nation rests in your hands mr hanson
how did that ball go out? seriously… if i were to hit that ball with his swing i would be lucky to fly out to the pitcher. seriously….he hit 400 ft while bending over and hitting it with basically one hand…. that is utterly impressive! man that was great!
I hope Jeff gets a hit and starts an amazing run for the rest of his career in this next AB. I really do.
omg Francoer another first pitch groundout.
guess the dizzy spell suited chipper….have a day. and frankly from up here, that didn’t look like he got all of that ball. wow. a triple and two homers, five RBIs. it was the 39th multi-homer game of his career and first of the season…..the five RBIs matches his career-high which he’s done 16 times. and he just passed 1,400 RBIs for his career
Another first pitch out for Francoeur. Holy Jesus!!!
francouer again on the first f-ing pitch.
what an idiot. the pitcher is struggling !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! can you chabge approach frenchy, every one knows you swing at the first pitch.
AH that is so frustrating.
June 7th, 20092:58 pm
Hey Tommy……..you owe chipper at least a hooter girl for tonight!!!
Francoeur stinks to high heaven.
FS HD just completely FROZE in the middle of Chipper’s at bat and I missed his second HR. Is this just Charter in Birmingham or did this happen to everyone watching the game in HD?
Huh. Francan’t rolls over the top of one on the first pitch. Go figure.
Come on Bobby, get his ass out of the lineup. He’s flat out worthless at the plate. If we were an American league team, he’d be a better candidate for the DH than the pitcher.
Thank god for Chipper.
Weren’t some people saying Chipper is a wuss, Chipper is faking being dizzy, Chipper wouldn’t play today? Wah, Wah.
June 7th, 20092:59 pm
And Frenchy grounds out to dull the enthusiasm. Dude’s just got nothing. He’s where big innings go to die.
Jeff Francoeur = http://www.imeem.com/acast77/music/s_ChxSbi/the-price-is-right-losing-horn/
Isn’t it just awesome that people come to the park to see the young phenom shine and they get the bonus of watching the old( sorry but you know what I mean) one shine too.
Franceour is a worthless piece of crap………….
He swings at the first pitch ALL 3 TIMES…………
There is absolutley NO REASON he should be hitting 5th……..
COX you suck for continually playing him………
funkouer should not bat at all. make him a long reliever!
I honestly believe that Heyward at age 19, and no experience above Myrtle Beach would out produce Francoeur.
i LOVE chipper jones
hanson’s last inning??
N Nine (Send Frenchy down)
Yes it’s that time again for Frenchy. Gwinnett bound my friend…
Chipper doesn’t hit a 3-run homer if Escobar doesn’t extend the inning.
How the hell did Chipper get that out. He was out over his front, open and not much of a swing. WOW!!!
June 7th, 20093:00 pm
Rob (in SC) i’ve asked around about that. no word yet.
That inning was a clear demonstration of the Braves new offense. A two-out rally started by a walk to McLouth, a ridiculous homerun by Chipper, and a rally ending weak groundout by Francouer.
OK I feel much better now!!!!!!!!
I’ve never seen Chipper in the zone as much as he’s been in today.
They probably should test Chipper for roids after that homer.
FS HD just completely FROZE in the middle of Chipper’s at bat and I missed his second HR.
So it wasn’t just me!
Chipper will not let Tommy Hanson lose today!
And the Golden boy strikes again…………amazin………..come on JF…………you look sooooooooo bad at the plate, poor guy.
JF… doing what he does best… Killing the excitement of every fans with his patented “first pitch swing for an out!”
TP nd Cox should start shoulder some blame for Frenchy. They can tell him to take a pitch.
June 7th, 20093:01 pm
give it right back to the crew.
If I knew that Bobby was going to play Chipper today, I would have started Chipper. However since he left the game early, plus with today being a day game after a night game, I just didnt think Bobby would start him. Instead I went with Ryan Zimmerman. So instead of 18 points so far from Chipper, I have a big fat zero from Zimmerman so far.
The Braves signed P Jon Huber from the independent Atlantic League.
Let us know when they give you the information
Steve from OH
I’m not gonna bash Frenchy for swinging at the first pitch, because I was a first-pitch hacker too. But his suckitude is not off-limits. Something’s gotta give.
I think that Brandon Jones is hurting, however. Hasn’t played in quite a while.
Oh, God, and I’m just following the game on Gameday. The Braves won’t be on SportsCenter tonight (I’m from the Dominican Republic and the spanish version of Baseball Tonight usually shows the Braves when they don’t do well), and I’m just missing this only because of TBS (this game should’ve been on TBS today).
I really thought they were going to walk Chipper. Twice this week he’s made the opposite team pay for not walking him (earlier against the Cubs). So I guess lots of walks will come for Chipper.
fast ball has no good location. after the 3rd inning
June 7th, 20093:02 pm
“I honestly believe that Heyward at age 19, and no experience above Myrtle Beach would out produce Francoeur.”
This is not a stretch.
Carroll, could you ask about Brandon Jones? Hasn’t played in a while either. Thanks!
get him out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ugh. Braun the Braves killer (at least today).
THAT was a big-time mistake from Hanson
Well who do you blame that on?
June 7th, 20093:03 pm
And that’s how you can tell Hanson’s a rookie.
The Launching Pad is Back!
Saw First Game
and you are one of the Esco appologists who would have the Braves continue to lose with dummies like Esco.
Elvis Andrus is looking mighty good at Texas right now.
I guess today is the Ryan Braun/Chipper Jones show.
Pitch was up
Ross should have called for another slider.
Little guy can HIT I tells ya!
Where is your Tommy Hanson now?
wow Braun -so much for the fairy tale opening start by Hanson.
I fear that the JF homerun the other night has given him another 6 months of having his sorry #$$%&@ in the lineup.
Schafer probably finally admitted his wrist hurt too much to be effective. Good for him. Hopefully when he’s healthy he can come in for Francoeur. Frenchy sounds like he’s a really great dude, and I feel bad for him. But he’s making it pretty clear he cannot compete at this level-at least with his current approach. At this point he is like the pitcher in a way-it’s awesome when the guy in front of him gets a hit with two outs, so you know you won’t waste an out the next inning.
On the other hand, despite that last walk, Hanson has looked great. I think he’s definitely pitching with some first game jitters-especially due to the variation in his velocity-but man, what a 5th starter.
Mr. Fly (sleuth reporter)
PART FIVE OF THE DAILY BUZZ
In this report from the Braves corporate headquarters, Mr. Trump chats with Mr. Schuerholz and Mr. McGuirk before bringing Mr. Wren and Cox back in. When everyone is seated, Mr. Trump starts the discussion.
DONALD: John, you called me to Atlanta today to help you sort out why the Braves are floundering. We’ve talked with Mr.’s Wren and Cox. We’ve heard their comments. You somehow managed to build a winning club during your tenure as GM but since you left the spot, the team and the franchise is heading the opposite direction. I’d say changes are in order.
JOHN: Yes Donald. Agreed.
DONALD: John, I have one question for you and Terry. What do you feel your role is in all this? Do you bear any responsibility since you hired Frank and Bobby was under your authority so long? Is Liberty funding this team enough to win?
JOHN: Well, that’s a fair set of questions, Don. I’ll just say, yes, I may have blown it with Frank. I thought he had what I had but maybe I was wrong. And Bobby was fine for most of my tenure. Just slipped the last four years or so. Can’t put my finger on it. Anyway, I need this club to run like a smooth machine without me. I’m writing books and stuff.
TERRY: Mr. Trump, it’s not about the money. Liberty couldn’t care less that the Braves win a pennant but they do understand how winning is directly tied to revenues for merchandising, TV times and financial success. They have given us as much money as most of the teams but we can’t seem to win games. We keep making the same mistakes over and over. As a businessman and an unbiased outsider, what do you suggest we do?
DONALD: Fire somebody. That’s the only way.
JOHN: How would you do that, Don?
DONALD: Well, I look at them real hard, then I do my chopping motion like this with my hand turned sideways and say, “you’re fired”. Easy.
JOHN: No, I mean… fire who? Bobby? Frank? When do we do that?
DONALD: John, it’s never easy but the sooner you do that, the quicker you can turn this thing around. Simple as that. Sad but true, hard but fair.
TERRY: Your call John. We have talent on the field but they hit in the wrong spots. As soon as they get on track, they’re yanked out of the game for some odd reason. Except for Frenchy. He stays no matter what. We alienate long-time players, we have gotten to the point where there is no fire in the team at all. It’s run like a country club.
DONALD: And don’t forget, all of this mismanagement is costing you a fortune in revenues and missed opportunities. Build a winning team and the fans will come back and spend. TV deals will increase. Merchandise sales will get back up. Fire someone or suffer the financial consequences.
JOHN: Donald, since you’ve had lots of practice, would you do the honors?
DONALD: Glad to. No problem. Chopping motion coming up.
JOHN: It’s settled then. I’ll go get Bobby and Frank and bring them back in. But before I do, who are you going to fire, Donald?
DONALD: I just need to ask each of them a few final questions and then I’ll make the decision.
JOHN: I’ll go bring them in.
John pulls his suspenders tight and moves slowly toward the door. He knows that when he returns with Bobby and Frank, someone is going to get the executive Tomahawk chop. Who will it be?
June 7th, 20093:04 pm
Gain a Chipper, Gain a Chipper?
groundfog, if Jeff doesn’t know by now to “take a pitch” without being told then FFS he needs to go home to mommy. I mean really.
you cant throw that fat a fastball ahead in the count to a power hitter.
Time for the Bullpen
Glavine Could Do This
So we let Glavine go for this?
Whoa. Almost took his head off there.
I am interested in the status of Jordan Schafer and Jason Heyward. Are they injured right now?
Might be time to yank Hanson now.. Well, assuming Cox actually wants to win this game.
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