6:58 pm June 20, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 21st, 200912:07 am
DODGERS AND YANKEES RULE — willieg
The Dodgers AND Yankees rule? Now there’s a dyed-in-the-wool fan right there.
Ol’ Willieg must be a New York native who only picked up an allegiance to the Yankees after the Dodgers moved west from Brooklyn, but he still can’t give up on his beloved Dodgers even though he’s still a little bitter about the move. That’s got to be it. Right, willieg? Got to be.
Paul Lentz, I agree with you all the way, but you made your point…we need a RH power hitter hitting cleanup and need Infante back, and when he does…
I actually haven’t gotten carded the past couple of times I’ve gotten it. I just tell them I want the discount and they give it to me.
Went to a Braves game once. Wanted a college discount. Dude wanted ID. Handed him a crumpled napkin with a stick figure and “ALLBARN EYE-DEE” on it.
Got my discount.
June 21st, 200912:08 am
Don’t get mad…but I bet your one of those that buys the cheap tix and moves down to the better seats…lol….at TF nowadays it’s not like anyone else is there.
June 21st, 200912:09 am
Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there!!
June 21st, 200912:10 am
lol…what I mean is…you can’t buy the tickets online….which is kinda a disadvantage when coming a long way.
as long as my BANK ACCT HAS 6figures in it i could care less how i right you people are pissed because your team sux period
June 21st, 200912:11 am
Ol willieg just seems like a drunk and bitter guy that cusses at old ladies driving to slow.
Sure, if you’re including the decimal point as a figure: $103.72
willieg's bank account
Actually, we usually just stay in our seats. We usually get front row seat and we like sitting up there. I was the $1 Dave Ramsey night on the last homestand, though, and it was so insane that we moved down to the terrace level and had an entire section to ourselves. That was the first time we’ve ever done that.
I’m starting college soon….and we get our id’s made the day of orientation….my day is July 8th-9th….lol I wonder if they’d give me the discount.
June 21st, 200912:12 am
lol…that $1 dollar night must have been intense…..and a whole section to yourself…lol
June 21st, 200912:13 am
which is kinda a disadvantage when coming a long way.
But the advantage is that you don’t have to pay the ticketmaster fee. The games never sell-out so if you get there early you can still get seats.
June 21st, 200912:14 am
Willieg, don’t feel bad…I do that, too.
June 21st, 200912:15 am
my brother sounds like a noob
June 21st, 200912:17 am
David O’Brien………I know that Francoeur’s struggles has been well documented…..However, as I read your reports from the game, you failed to mention the “significance” of Francoeur’s failure to deliver in the clutch in the 8th inning. The pitch that he pulled foul (the one he hit “out of the park” foul when the count was 2-0) was the game there. Beckett was on and didnt make very many mistakes tonight. However with runners on 1st and 2nd and 1 out, that would have been a really good spot for Francoeur to “show” that he can help the Braves win. He got a hanger from Beckett to pull over the Green Monster to tie the game up. However, once again, he failed. On the next pitch, he hit into an inning ending double play.
That was the ball game there. Beckett was on tonight, however it wasnt like he was “unhittable”. That 2-0 pitch that Francoeur pulled foul was the key to the game. It wasnt like Beckett was going to give Francoeur 4 more hangers to foul off before he finally got a hold of one like that Baltimore pitcher did last Saturday when Francoeur finally hit that double. That was the only hittable pitch that Francoeur was going to get that at-bat from Beckett.
It would have been nice for that at-bat to be mentioned as a key reason why the Braves lost. Blaming the loss on those balls Boston hit off the Green Monster and on Beckett’s pitching without mentioning Francoeur’s failure to once again deliver in the clutch was not a total accurate portrayal of why the Braves lost tonight.
June 21st, 200912:20 am
Paul you got it wrong again, not on Frenchy. The real reason they lost was that McLouth missed catch, If he made that catch, we would have won.
that $1 dollar night must have been intense
Yeah, it was. By about the 10th inning or so, I was so loud and crazy that people a pretty good ways in front of us were staring at us like we were drunk. And there was a drunken catfight complete with hair-pulling, beer-pouring, and face-clawing.
Hah…those were good times, man. good.times.
June 21st, 200912:22 am
DAVE I REMEMBER,i believe it was in 80,0r 81 or 82 i cant remember the braves played the dodgers in a dh that day the braves were i think like 8 games in first the dodgers swept them, the braves went on a like an 8or9game losing streak,and almost blew it they beat the dodgers by 1game that year on the last day when joe morgan hit the home run for the giants,iwas born in georgia, moved to seattle,grew up in seattle with the old seattle pilots,like the braves not any good in the 60,s or 70,s moved to texas,and started working for ENRON= ENOUGH SAID I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A YANKEES FAN AND DODGERS FAN AND BRAVES FAN WHEN THEY HAD GOOD OWNERS NOT ANY MORE , liberty media is a joke dave period the braves will never win with that ownership period ,it takes money to win DAVE you know that,this is a big tease
as long as my [empty box behind Best Buy] HAS [a half eaten cheese sandwich] in it i could care less how i [butcher the English language] you people are [quite relieved that Willieg is not a Braves fan].
June 21st, 200912:24 am
Paul Lentz: 1. I didn’t blame anything on the balls hit off the Green Monster; Cox did; 2. I wrote that the the only time the Braves advanced a runner to second base, Francoeur promptly grounded into a double play. Apparently you believed that more of the game story should have been devoted to talking about the pitch he pulled foul in that same at-bat. I did not.
June 21st, 200912:25 am
dave looked it up it was 82
You just keep on typin’ away, sunshine. Don’t worry about any of that ole grammar or punctuation stuff, mmk, pumpkin?
June 21st, 200912:26 am
The Nats are said to have Dunn and Nick Johnson on the market, and are trying to free up some cash for their Strasburg negotiations. I think Chipper and Dunn would look pretty good in the 3 & 4 spots. I don’t think they will be able to swing a deal for a RH OF that will make much of an impact offensively, like Jose Guillen for example. I’d play Dunn at first, and offer Kotchman and a prospect or two because they’ll move Nick Johnson too, and will need someone at first. I think there looking to dump salary, and gain prospects. Whatever prospects we loose in the deal, we could replenish by moving Vazquez to a contender willing to add payroll. We could free up cash by moving Vazquez as he makes more than Dunn, getting Dunn and prospects. I like Kotchman and hate to throw his name up there, but I don’t think they’ll get an outfielder that would be an impact bat. I would also make a change at 2nd base, KJ is killimg us. That would be two offensive upgrades. They’ll probably make a change in RF with little impact or none, they didn’t go after Dunn in the offseason so why would they now? Anyway just a thought.
just out of curiousity, did you bail on the dodgers during the Rupert Murdoch years?
dave it was 82
If willieg’s 80’s story is true, then that makes this whole ordeal a little sad. Here I was thinking it was just some dumb punk kid. Now he’s older than me.
June 21st, 200912:28 am
Lowe, Kotchman, Francouer, to White SOx for Konerko and Dye. Medlin or Hudson can pitch. Throw a prospect or two at Cleveland for De Rosa … wtf do something
my BANK ACCT HAS 6figures in it
Hey, mine too. Mine just happens to have happens to only have 4 significant figures in it, and two of those come after the decimal point.
June 21st, 200912:30 am
Mine just happens to have happens to only have 4 significant figures in it…
Ok. Now that we’ve got that all cleared up…
June 21st, 200912:31 am
i still have not sent jim leyritz that christmas card for hitting the home run off mark wolers in the world series , you see that home run changed the momentum in that series and won it for us., the yankees were dead in the water till that home run
Your the only dude with this screen name, buddy. Y=next time you want to make fun of someone know what sex they are douche bag.
June 21st, 200912:32 am
Don’t worry you’ll find a way…lol. You still got that free wireless and cool music.
willie – You don’t have to open up old wounds to make us feel bad. We’ve gone through so many new wounds that our skin is thick as leather.
June 21st, 200912:33 am
cable fan ——-no, good things come to those that wait
type that in lowercase like willieg,and that would have read like willieg,roman gal
OR IN UPPERCASE LOSERS YEAH GO DODGERS AND YANKEES THERE REAL TEAMS I WORKED FOR ENRON DID A SEANCE FOR KEN LAY GOT HIS HIDDEN TREASURE BURYED OUTSIDE HOUSTON IM RICH AS HELL LOOSERS
June 21st, 200912:35 am
cablefan no -good things come to those that wait in dodger land that has been a long time, but with JOE TORRE ALL THINGS ARE BETTER
June 21st, 200912:36 am
Are you saying we should try to write in a way that he can understand us?
June 21st, 200912:37 am
June 21st, 200912:39 am
m not aware of what the limit to Javy’s “no trade clause is”. Someone here pointed out to the blog that he had one and then stated that it was absolutely NO AL teams. SUPES)
accoprding to Co’s baseball Contracts which I have so far found to be correct over the years, they say AL East & NL East. Here’s a link to the Braves page.
The Dodgers closer has the second most wins on the team…..that doesn’t look too good…pitching wise….Now Billingsley is good BUT…the BP arms are going to fall off by the time Oct falls around.
I’m assuming “cablefan” is me? Just for the record, I (unlike you if memory serves) actually live in Los Angeles
June 21st, 200912:40 am
Javy’s no trade is to the NL & AL WEST, not east
June 21st, 200912:41 am
manny statrs his rehab next week
I agree with everything on that site…..but I didn’t think the Braves payroll was that high last year….if anything it should be higher this season
Does cable fan = cabravesfan?
I’m guessing yes, but I don’t have my Rosetta “drunken fool” stone handy.
June 21st, 200912:42 am
Ok, so I’m the resident willieg interpreter now.
wutha hail,man your and.idiot so we thankushud leev now,BECUZ WE DONT CARE BOUT WUT U HAV2 SAY.OK! WE LYK THA BRAVES NTHINK USHUD 2.mmkpumpkin?
June 21st, 200912:43 am
I’m pretty positive we won’t trade him to the NL East unless we want to look like idiots.
especially on my vibrating bed
Is that you? (RG)
no hon it ain’t me. somebody who got off on the idea though I guess.
…but I don’t have my Rosetta “drunken fool” stone handy.
Hey, that’s what I’m here for.
June 21st, 200912:44 am
And with the Defense Johnny Damon has been playing in LF…I wouldn’t think the Yankees would trade us an outfielder…unless it was him….he’s a FA last year….he’s old…and his defense has gone waaaay down.
I didn’t really think so. And there you go again with your smiley faces…tryin’ to show off!
June 21st, 200912:45 am
the braves will see a real team also july 31st, august first , and second its the MANNY ROAD SHOW COMING TO TOWN WOW THE YANKEES AND BOSTON in june the dodgers in july can you all spell SWEEP
somebody who got off on the idea though I guess
Can you blame the guy? Who wouldn’t want one of those?
June 21st, 200912:46 am
Of course a Bobby Cox managed team is a tease, just like this writer who must continue to bore us with song lyrics because he has not the courage to–or possibly the aptitude–to challenge or even debate this goober in the dugout impersonating a manager. This team is SO Bobby Cox, isn’t it? Hot cold, hot cold, up one minute, down the next. A bunch of free swinging hacks that occasionally beat up on mediocre pitching only to look completely helpless when facing an elite pitcher while their manager mines his nose, barks out little league nicknames, and the makes excuses for why his team is unable to out the ball in play, steal a base, or have enough simple contact ability to break the rhythm of the pitcher.
How many times have we watched a game like this where our pitcher was matched pitch by pitch in the postseason while our hackers couldn’t put the ball in play and lose by a run or two? One thing is for sure, this is why the Braves were 1-13 under Cox in the last game of the postseason and it took a one hitter by Glavine in the 1995 series to keep this goober from sporting a perfect 0-14 record despite the best pitching in the game for about 10 seasons.
But we get to see song lyrics on a sports blog, right? DOB wants access to the Braves clubhouse buffet and he’s afraid if he challenges anyone in the Braves front office or says anything about Bobby’s past due need to retire he’ll lose his visitation rights. What an absolute coward you are, DOB!
I can spell willieg……..R-E-T-A-R-D
June 21st, 200912:47 am
can you all spell SWEEP
Actually, I’m kind of stunned that you can…
I bet you didn’t know that I won the spelling bee in 3rd grade. Can I spell sweep? You bet I can…
June 21st, 200912:48 am
Wow..I never knew Torre was soo much like Bobby (Braves22)
like two peas in a pod, ask anybody who has played for both of them. pretty much the same strengths and ripped by fans for pretty much the same ‘perceived’ weaknesses.
So you think DOB is a tease, eh? Well, we all know how he likes to play hard to get…
June 21st, 200912:49 am
damn…and they were talking about what Dice-K got
perks: interpreter, $25,000 moving expenses, housing and SUV during Spring Training, access to massage therapist, 8 round-trip business- or first-class airline tickets between Tokyo and Atlanta
June 21st, 200912:50 am
OH YEA IWILL STATR THIS TO, I ALREADY BET THE FALCONS UNDER 8GAMES THIS YEAR IN VEGAS the shocker will be the dolphins will win game one in atlanta ,oklahoma st will SQUASH GEOGIA, BUT GEORGIA WILL BEAT FLORIDA THIS YEAR I GUARANTEE THAT TO
willieg will never be a braves fan. He only likes teams that abuse the juice. He’d be a Red Sox fan if they had half the number of people juicing as the Yanks.
June 21st, 200912:51 am
well Bobby’s history…at least I don’t think he’s used relievers that much throughout the past 10 yrs or so…the last few yes….I never knew that about Torre though.
June 21st, 200912:52 am
DOB is as “vanilla” as they come. The guy appears to be planning a run for office as he never has the courage to challenge anything on the Braves!
Probably the most unfunny Jim Carrey movie. I still kinda like it though. (TnBrian)
I liked the original with George segal, Jane Fonda and Ed McMahon better
June 21st, 200912:54 am
Roman Gal, on a roll tonight (11:14 was hilarious) (DOB)
she is on a role most every night, funny lady…as is CaBravesFan too . And RHR, but she leaves us early most nights.
June 21st, 200912:56 am
Our BP has given up the 2nd most unearned runs in the Nl at 13…the Mets are 1st with 16
IWAS AT THE GAME THE BRAVES WON 1 -0 TO HOUSTON IN THE ASTRODOME IN THE PLAYOFFS THE GAME BLAUSER HIT A HOME RUN IN THE FIRST INNING AND GLAVINE PITCHED A BEAUTY,THATS WHEN THE BRAVES WRE GOOD
June 21st, 200912:57 am
Our BP also has posted the 2nd highest obp against at ,358…only the Nats are worse
June 21st, 200912:58 am
It also means your old.
June 21st, 200912:59 am
A YANKEES FAN WILL NEVER BE A REDSOX FAN EVER,IF THE SOX GET TO THE SERIES I PULL FOR THE NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAM PERIOD
Don’t be such a di!do. What do you expect DOB to do? Knock down Bobby’s door and give him the third degree? The guy did lead this team to 14 division titles. Granted, he has managed mediocre/bad teams in the 3+ years since then, but its not DOB’s responsibility to somehow magically force Bobby into retirement or make him fire TP.
Everyone from Wren, Cox, the team, the fans, and all the reporters know that a big decision is looming in the offseason regarding Bobby’s future. I think we’ll ALL have to wait and see how that pans out. He’s the team beat writer dude, not some watchdog reporter looking to sink Bobby’s ship.
June 21st, 20091:00 am
BRAVOS IT ALSO MEANS YOUR NOT DEAD
June 21st, 20091:01 am
Javy’s no trade is to the NL & AL WEST, not east (CBF)
Javier Vazquez rhp
3 years/$34.5M (2008-10)
* 3 years/$34.5M (2008-10)
o signed extension with White Sox 3/07
o 08:$11.5M, 09:$11.5M, 10:$11.5M
limited no-trade clause blocking deals to NL West & AL West clubs
o acquired by Atlanta in trade from White Sox 12/4/08
* 4 years/$45M (2004-07)
o signed extension with NY Yankees 1 /04 (avoided arbitration)
o $2M signing bonus
o 04:$8.5M, 05:$10.5M, 06:$11.5M, 07:$12.5M
o acquired by Arizona 1/11/05 in trade from NY Yankees, with NY to pay $9M ($3M/year) of 2005-07 salaries
o acquired by Chicago White Sox 12/05 after demanding trade from Arizona 11/05, under right as player traded in middle of a multi-year contract (Arizona to pay $5M of $24 remaining on contract )
* 1 year/$6M (2003)
o lost arbitration to Montreal 2/03 ($7.15M-$6M)
o acquired by NY Yankees in trade from Montreal 12/16/03
* 1 year/$4.725M (2002)
o avoided arbitration with Montreal 1/02
* 1 year/$2M (2001)
o lost arbitration to Montreal 2/01 ($2.85M-$2M)
* 1 year/$0.28M (2000) (Montreal)
* 1 year/$0.235M (1999)
* 1 year/$0.17M (1998)
* drafted by Montreal 1994 (5-140) (Colegio de Ponce, Puerto Rico)
* agents: Levinson brothers
* ML service: 10.141
June 21st, 20091:02 am
unless i bet money
IT ALSO MEANS YOUR NOT DEAD
which is very unfortunate in some cases…
June 21st, 20091:05 am
THE SUM OF THE SQUARE ROOTS OF THE TWO SHORTEST SIDES OF A RIGHT TRIANGLE IS EQUAL TO THE SQUARE ROOT OF THE HYPOTENUSE.
yes. That says NL West & AL West. Which is what I was pointing out after you typed (I am assuming inadvertently) according to Cot’s baseball Contracts which I have so far found to be correct over the years, they say AL East & NL East.
as far as my writing my eyes are going bad
Who let Larry in here?!?
Why, I oughta!
Any particular cases coming to mind off the top of your head?
June 21st, 20091:06 am
Hahaha…that was cool.
what did you say
June 21st, 20091:07 am
We forgot to set the traps this morning. I’m pretty sure that was your responsibility today!
June 21st, 20091:08 am
Okay. Who let Larry in here?
(I hope this one also fails.)
No More Bobby
Max 14 – Don’t bring up Dunn on here because these bloggers will cut off your head!! I brought it up back in early May and everyone hated the idea. Not so dumb now is it? I know it will never happen after the whole Glavine thing but nice to think about the damage that lineup would do with him behind Chipper. Its late and i think Im typing this in my sleep.
June 21st, 20091:09 am
So, it seems that all I have to do is hope for failure to achieve success.
I hope the Braves lose every damn game this year.
(That should work.)
I hope this one also fails
You have failed in your attempt to fail.
June 21st, 20091:10 am
fan i have 5 daughters who would disagree with you totally ,i give my daughters anything they want because i can afford to they love me because im a winner.
I don’t recall anyone NOT wanting Dunn. Everyone did say his D would lose games…but his O would win some too.
June 21st, 20091:11 am
…and everyone hated the idea.
Hmm…I doubt everyone hated the idea since many people here wanted to sign him in the offseason.
I love the late night ringer posts.
June 21st, 20091:12 am
No More Bobby
Dunn would definitely help this team, but you gotta think the Nationals are asking for the moon for that guy. His price tag (and his pay check) are probably too pricey for Wren.
There you go again, sucking up to the ladies. What do you want? And I’m not doing any dishes, so don’t ask!
guess what you are on a blog…money doesn’t matter here….for all we know Roman-Gal is a pot bellied man living in his mom’s basement and cabravesfan is one of those weirdos who lives in trees in Berkley…OK…..(Roman-Gal & cabravesfan..my apologizes)
June 21st, 20091:13 am
HAPPY FATHERS DAY TO ALL YOU BRAVES FANS AT LEAST THERE IS SOMETHING TO LOOK FOWARD TO TOMORROW BESIDES A LOSS.
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