2:16 pm June 23, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 24th, 200912:13 am
Just tell him to regrow the Mullet and I will forgive him for abandoning me for the summer
I tried this about half an hour ago. Let’s try it again:
That line from Moylan is a top contender for quote of the year, DOB.
When I watched the game, and saw the replay of his celebration, I thought to myself, “Hey. That’s kinda douchy.”
I mean, when Gonzo does his celebration, it may be arrogant as hell and make me think of how much I would hate him if he pitched for another team, but Gonzo makes it look cool. Moylan looked bad, man.
He should go with a “throw a boomerang to center field as he walks off the mound and blindly catch it with his glove hand” routine. That’s ludicrous enough. Even better, he could do the Chuck Berry/Angus Young “Duck Walk” off the mound after notching the final out of an inning. (Extra stretching would be necessary.)
Coach (2010 or Bust)
For all you good folks who don’t have mlb.tv or satellite, ESPN has picked up tomorrow nights game and will be televising it.
June 24th, 200912:14 am
Keep waiting for them to play Tommy Gun by The Clash at The Ted when Hanson starts, but, oh, no, that would get in the way of the Tool Race, and you never let anything get in the way of a tool race, not even a major league baseball game. Really, do they need all of those contests between innings? Reminds me of those hellish Catholic school functions you go to as a kid where some control freak grabs the mic every 5 minutes to tell everyone to buy 50/50 raffle tickets as if we didn’t hear her mention the 50/50 raffle the 50 other times she mentioned it the last three hours. Just play music, and show cute little kids and hot chicks on the video board between innings. Enough with the glorified 50/50 raffle tix act.
June 24th, 200912:15 am
Just coming in from the game, believe it or not. We celebrated in Inman Park. I have not had this much fun in twenty years, but probably longer. My husband even enjoyed this game. He came in by way of New York like most Italians and always enjoyed a Yankees game. When he experienced this game and saw how much we loved the Braves they burned his N/Y cap and pronounced him a Braves fan. My life changes and my home will be so much more BRAVES NATION.
Franceour never contributed as usual. Anderson did well but considering we shut them out McCann’s double turned out to be enouch
for the win. If Yunel is not in the game it plays differently.
Good thing Chipper contributed allowing at least to move the runneer.
Hey,like Chip (I Hate Him) my late father would have been proud. I learned the game at the knee of my dad and uncles. Skip Carey is the best according to them. As a matter of fact, we enjoyed a “Double” Beefeater on Skip (taste like poison) to me but what the heck.
The Yankees looked afraid of our pitchers. I don’t want anyone to start challenging the Braves anymore. We are building another pitching Empire and the bats/offense will come later. As long as our starters continue to dominate we will build and become another dynasty. It starts with pitching.
If anyone is coming to the game tomorrow, I will be the one telling Yankee fans to STFUp. I love Bobby Cox and will have to face my staff
who also loves him and admit that when his STAFF does their job we will win. Hell, I love everybody right now.
So to all a good night, see youse at the park.
we have a wireless modem hooked up, I am assuming through the phone lines? I am not all that tech savy- my brother set the whole thing up, but it runs great- better and faster then the service my parents have here in LA actually.
June 24th, 200912:17 am
I think it’s safe to say at least a third of the people on the blog are NOT from Atlanta, or even Georgia…I’m sure not and I care about the Braves a lot- maybe too much. – cabravesfan
Yup, I just live in Ga., not from here. Born in London, England to a Norwegian Mom and an American Dad.
June 24th, 200912:19 am
NO MORE BOBBY
There’s only a select few teams that could sell out 50,000 seats. The only stadium to sell 50,000 or more seats has been Dodger Stadium.
June 24th, 200912:22 am
I was going to ask why the hell were the Stankee’s pitching to Brian McCann until I looked up Garret Anderson’s last ten games.
“Loaf” as some have referred to our defensively challenged left fielder, is hitting .400 during his last ten games. Yea really. I’m gonna go kick myself now….
June 24th, 200912:23 am
Kenny Chesney should write a song about Tommy Hanson, Braveheart. I think all Braves fans would love to hear that. We’re country folk.
June 24th, 200912:25 am
I’d appreciate if the Braves would distance themselves from the contemporary country schlock. They need to take a cue from DOB/MIB.
Moylans ” fist pump” instantly reminded me of the Baldwin (stephen? Billy? Daniel? I cant keep up, they’re like the Molinia’s) “dad plays
wii” skit on SNL recently, heh.
June 24th, 200912:26 am
Oh my lord is Jill Arrington the single most annoying reporter EVER? I swear she is incapable of speaking without bobbing her freaking head and blinking her eyes ever half second! ARRGGHHH!
Atlanta is only 4 games back in the division and 3.5 games back in the Wild Card. If they can keep this up, I say we are definitely buyers come trade deadline. But what bats are going to be available is the big question, and just who can Atlanta get.
June 24th, 200912:27 am
I take it Coach dont read dob’s blogs. Like ever. Not even a sentence. Wonder if he reads the comments.
June 24th, 200912:28 am
so who won the tool race? the saw, the hammer, or the drill.
cant leave us hanging.
June 24th, 200912:29 am
I’m embarrassed. I had to look up “mullet”. I had no idea what you were talking about. That’s funny. I’ll tell him tomorrow night. He ususally checks in, from that mountain top, every evening. Especially since I’m at his place. If any of his clients need him, in an emergency (which is unlikely this time of year), I’m his best source.
I don’t remember him when he didn’t have his hair long in the back. I actually liked it so much, that I grew mine longer in the back. However, being I’m in law enforcement, they frowned on my new look. They made me cut it.
My batter intro music might be the intro and chorus to Inspectah Deck’s Friction:
Is you ready? Back by popular demand…, Murderous specialist tactics, Wu Tang Clan, no rehearsal or practice, Folks ain’t ready for this…, Folks ain’t ready for this…, Folks ain’t ready for this…,
If you want some, get some, This is it, son, this one, Make ‘em feel the friction, Guaranteed hit, son, miss none, Flip one, you better bring your big gun
June 24th, 200912:30 am
where did you wander off to? Don’t leave me alone…
June 24th, 200912:34 am
Did anybody see what Lord Salty did…lol!!!
June 24th, 200912:35 am
RHR, yea. I read the comments from DOB about ten hours ago. He didn’t mention anything about Garret Anderson hitting .400 in his last ten games. I thought that the number itself is significant and it is.
Jeff Francouer has one homer since early May. It was off of Kevin Gregg, so-called closer for the Cubs, who gave up the game winning homer tonight against the Tigers.
I have to say that I would rather have Jeff Francoeur playing right field…..than have Kevin Gregg close games for the Braves.
Wow, I cant believe that I found a Major Leaguer worse than Francouer, lol.
If any of his clients need him… That just sounds so wrong He claims the mullet was the result of a summer in the Catskills without things like mirrors, clippers or showers, apparently, back when he was a teenager…but you say he’s always had it long- hmmmm, interesting! It was a good look though…
June 24th, 200912:36 am
all of our top four starters have more innings pitched then hits.
June 24th, 200912:39 am
gotta admit- kinda like that intro…
I’ve always been partical to this one myself- just think it works (the into especially)
June 24th, 200912:41 am
Uga, I don’t know who won the tool race. I’ve gotten to the point where I just tune the thing out …. it’s much easier to do when the stadium is full. … but when you’ve got like 12,000 folks there, the tool race makes me want to rip my hair out ….. but it does seem to be a crowd pleaser for whatever reason.
his last two homeruns came on may first and june first. only a week more before the next one.
June 24th, 200912:43 am
so i am guessing you did not head up to the sky field to run the bases?
June 24th, 200912:45 am
I see our definitions may need clarifying. When I googled up “mullet”, it showed guys that had “significant” growth in the back. Tom has always had his hair, to the best of my recollection, over his collar, but not what I’d call a “mullet”. However, when he’s away all summer, I doubt that getting his hair cut is a priority. I can see it getting to “mullet” stage, by late summer. If you add about 3 months growth to his hair, 1 1/2 inches, I could see it as being in the “mullet” catagory. How the hell would you know that? Just out of curiousity.
June 24th, 200912:53 am
It definitely reached “mullet” length at one point- ask him how I know about it We talk…
(he’s totally going to hate us both now, isnt’s he? )
cabravesfan— You said “without things like mirrors, clippers or showers, ”
I read these blogs a lot, and I know Tom and the place he stays at. You must have misunderstood him. This place he rents is big, gorgeous, with a big deck and outdoor roof. You can sit outside in a big thunderstorm without getting wet. It has all the comforts of home. His buddy’s parents used to live there, all year round. He just can’t call out or get internet access. I’ve been down there, I love it. However, it’s not a cave.
June 24th, 200912:55 am
I’d have to go with this song for my entrance music.
June 24th, 200912:56 am
You’ll have to get used to me if you are going to hang around! (and I hope you do)- I have a tendency to be sarcastic at times (OK, most of the time…) when I am joking. I believe he said that “grooming was not a priority” and this was when he was a teenager- not any time in the recent past
June 24th, 200912:58 am
In a very uncomfortable way, that is horrifically awesome
June 24th, 20091:04 am
I’ve seen his hair, in the back, get to what you’re calling “mullet” stage. It’s not a “regular” look, but yeah, sometimes. What I’m really curious about is, how would you know that? I’m guessing he probably has told you that he doesn’t get haircuts during the summer. I’ve seen him come back from the summer with long hair and a full beard. It looks good on him though.
You said, “he’s totally going to hate us both now, isnt’s he?”. I know you’re just kidding, but you don’t have to worry. However, I have to watch what I say. I know all his secrets, and I’m living in his house, away from my mother. Did I mention that until I find a place that I’m away from my mother?
Anyway, he’s real easy going. It would take an earthquake to rattle him.
June 24th, 20091:05 am
I put this together last night. Not very special in the “visuals” but, I like the song and the sound.
The chorus? Well, I didn’t realize how appropriate it would be for a walk-up tune for somebody “on the fence.”
June 24th, 20091:08 am
Speaking of mullets, long hair punk bands and intro songs, this is one very cool 80’s tune. I don’t particularly care for the band or the lyrics, but the chorus just rocks:
June 24th, 20091:10 am
Long hair and a full beard? Nice That I’d love to see
(I’ve seen the mullet…)
You know all his secrets, huh? I’ll keep that in mind…you might be useful (you are using his computer right? My e-mail should be on there somewhere…just in case…)
June 24th, 20091:14 am
Sorry, one vile 80’s song is about my limit…
June 24th, 20091:20 am
there’s only one intro song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PG5RUNlxtkA
June 24th, 20091:24 am
Second time in three games during a key inning where an obvious strike three thrown by a Braves pitcher was called for a ball.
Funny, however, what I know and what I can tell you, may be two different stories. Did I mention that Tom is letting me stay here until I find a place, away from mom?
I can’t get into his e-mails, simply because I don’t know his password. However, maybe, because I’m using his computer, I wouldn’t need it, huh? Nah, I can’t get personal without permission. Have I mentioned that I’m staying here, for free, away from ma? If you have anything you really want to know though, as long as it’s not to bad, you can e-mail me at my address if you’d like.
June 24th, 20091:26 am
Hey man, the eighties ruled as it was the tail end of the rock n role explosion I lived through during the late 60’s and all of the 70’s. You missed an incredible era if you are thirty or younger.
June 24th, 20091:28 am
I saved your site for Tom. He may like it. I’m more into country and southern rock and blues. Tom likes, pretty much, what I don’t. BTW, is that a picture of you?
June 24th, 20091:30 am
I would never ask (nor expect) you to share anything personal! (I would hate to think I was responsible for you having to move back in to mom’s) I’m just going to imagine the stories (and hold on to that offer…) It’s time for me to get some sleep anyways- please come back!
Good night all
June 24th, 20091:32 am
I am “thirty or younger” and am really, really glad I missed that era
(by the way, not sure if you are using “man” directed at me or just in general but I am not a man…just an FYI)
June 24th, 20091:37 am
I don’t visit or maintain that site much. Just throw a video up once in a blue moon. No,that’s not me, it’s Ty Tabor….the song’s artist.
I’m not much into the modern country, but I like Southern rock & Blues too. I used to work for a semi-popular Southern rock band in the early 80’s…Doc Holliday. We still play in Europe from time to time.
I like lots of different stuff.
June 24th, 20091:38 am
I love that quote from Bobby about Medlen that “nothings come up” where they would need to use him. Um, how about anytime you are THINKING about Bennett, put Medlen in instead. Ok? done.
June 24th, 20091:42 am
Heels, stairs and beer is all you need (of course you are too young to drink, right? cabravesfan
That’s what they tell me.
Coach– ” You missed an incredible era if you are thirty or younger.”
That pretty much sums me up. I was born too late. I’m 2 years older than Tom O, but he’s into that late 60’s to early 70’s stuff. Now jazz. We are worlds apart on our music tastes. Although, I will say this (and with my typing skills, or lack of, this does take an effort), he does allow me to play my stuff when we’re together. He says he can listen to a lot of different music, as long as it’s good music. I appreciate that.
Here’s something I just wasted some time putting together for YouTube.
It’s Mr. Perfect’s baseball vignette (with a little commentary by yours truly.)
Here’s the link to it.
June 24th, 20091:43 am
Chop Chop, I didn’t even realize Mr.Perfect was dead until a couple of months ago. Man, a lot of them die young. The WWE might be fake, but the stress of that job is far from fake. I think that’s why a lot of them die so young is just from the stress and they become drug addicts.
June 24th, 20091:44 am
enny Chesney should write a song about Tommy Hanson, Braveheart. I think all Braves fans would love to hear that. We’re country folk.
Ugh…PLEASE, no!!! Spare us. We already have to listen to one of his wretched songs when Francoeur comes up to bat…
June 24th, 20091:45 am
It sounds as if you have an incredibly enjoyable job.
June 24th, 20091:46 am
Chop Chop, that was funny man!
June 24th, 20091:48 am
The hammer won. And tonight was the first time I’ve seen someone win the “Stealing 2nd Base” promotion, where someone runs from the right field corner to second base, picks up the base, and runs back, all in 20 seconds.
June 24th, 20091:50 am
I kinda figured that A-Rod would win the Tool Race.
That’s why I don’t gamble.
June 24th, 20091:53 am
I’m not quite as busy as I used to be, but yeah, sometimes I’ll have an “I can’t believe they’re paying me for this…” moment.
I love it.
June 24th, 20091:54 am
so who won the tool race?
Are you the “RG” that Tom O told me to say “hi” to? Must be. Anyway, I believe you should hold all parimutual tickets. The results are unofficial, but I believe the drill won the race, by more than a “nose”.
June 24th, 20091:55 am
go ROMAN GAL! kenny chesney SUX
cabravesfan, Ok. Sorry about the gender confusion. But really, it makes me sad to hear you say that. It really does. Since you are female, I’ll leave you with the late great Janice Joplin, she broke my heart when she died. Fall in love……..friend.
June 24th, 20091:57 am
There were a couple of Braves fans and a Yankee fan sitting right in front of me tonight, and all of them had foam tomahawks and kept chopping the Yankee fan in the head. It was hilarious. That stupid Yankee fan poor guy looked like he was about to punch somebody….haha.
June 24th, 20091:58 am
Maybe it’s because it’s late and I’m about to fall asleep, but your 1:54 post just went waaay over my head.
June 24th, 20091:59 am
Just got home, and trying to figure out what I missed tonight.
Hmmm. Gritty, gutty performance (or so it appears) by Tommy Hanson. Some timely hitting, taking advantage of an error. Back end of the bullpen nails the door shut.
brewdawg compared Hanson’s stuff to Jo-Jo’s.
Can’t help but think of the old SNL skit with Eddie Murphy dressed up like Stevie Wonder taking pictures with a Canon AE-1 camera, mocking the “so advanced, it’s simple” slogan.
Because, quite honestly, one would have to be blind or mentally challenged (or perhaps both), to walk away with that conclusion upon seeing both of them pitch.
Tommy Hanson has a slider that Cox has compared to Smoltz’s. Jo-Jo’s slider is closer to Tim Wakefield’s fastball.
June 24th, 20092:00 am
wow…never figured coach a janis joplin fan. i was guessing he’d get a few beers in him at a minor league park and pump his fist to bachman turner overdrive.
June 24th, 20092:01 am
Francoeur walks to the plate to a Kenny Chesney song? That explains a lot.
When most adults spend most of their time working, I don’t think money should be the priority (although it can’t hurt). IMO, doing something that you enjoy, should be the most important. Life is short, if you can go to work and enjoy what you’re doing, it’s like a slice of heaven. I’m happy for you and I envy you.
June 24th, 20092:05 am
Still out there Mixxo?
June 24th, 20092:06 am
Francoeur walks to the plate to a Kenny Chesney song? That explains a lot. N8
Something about summertime. It sounds horribly nasally.
June 24th, 20092:07 am
Ain’t it the truth!
June 24th, 20092:08 am
Hanson picks up 3rd straight win for Braves as Wang falls again
June 24th, 20092:09 am
sorry about that, I was just following orders.
June 23rd, 2009
cabravesfan & Jim — I just got off the phone with Tom O, and he said “hi”. He also said to say hi to McFann, RHR, nolie, RG ….. and then I stopped him. He can type, I hunt and peck. Then he said, “OK, then say hi to all the bloggers that don’t piss me off”. So Tom says hi to all of you non-piss-him-off’ers.“
June 24th, 20092:10 am
Gotta love the mlb.com radio broadcasts and the fact that they archive them. Got some work to do, so I’m gonna listen to tonight’s game.
So bear with me, if out of nowhere I start complaining about random plays that the rest of you have already seen or heard. I’m hoping I don’t get too worked up.
June 24th, 20092:11 am
That’s a GREAT Ty Tabor tune. Did you catch my posts to Steve the other night about the dead ass crowd for Kings X in Fargo?
June 24th, 20092:14 am
You know, I hope you’re the right “RG”.
Anyway, posted earlier, is an explanation to cabravesfan.
“Tom and I met a long time ago, playing ball. We both loved the Braves and the Packers. Unusual for growing up in upstate NY. I now consider him my best friend.
I caught my wife cheating on me with a guy from her work. I threw her out. Of course, at the divorce trial, the judge threw me out and gave her the house. Now I’m at ma’s. I asked Tom if I could move into his house (he owns a big 2 apartment house), but he said “no”. I can’t blame him, his downstairs flat is half storage and half gym. He said he likes to play loud music and sometimes jam, when he pleases, and can’t do that if someone else has to be considered. However, he said he’ll be living in his rented place, in the Mts., most of the summer, and I can stay here while he’s gone. As a matter of fact, he encouraged it. (Rather have someone here to keep an eye on the place) I’m in his house and using his computer as we speak.”
Ok, gotcha. I guess you were just being sarcastic about the saw winning, because the hammer did win.
I have to agree with…someone…who said that the tool race is stupid. I never liked it on the jumbotron and I hate it live. That drill sags more than an old lady with 12 kids.
June 24th, 20092:17 am
That’s sad. Sorry to hear about that…
I hope you’re the right “RG”
It’s certainly a possibility. You can tell him I say, “Hi, Tom!!”
Yeah, I like it too.
Nah man, I musta missed it. Too bad about the “dead ass crowd” too. Jeeez! Wussamatta with those folks up there?
They need to get out a little more…..or sump’n.
June 24th, 20092:18 am
I don’t get the repeated post suggesting a trade of Vasques.The number one flaw the Bravos have had in recent years has been the lack of productive inning eating SPs.
June 24th, 20092:27 am
Roman Gal — Ok, gotcha. I guess you were just being sarcastic about the saw winning, because the hammer did win.
Dang it, no! The drill won! I had a lot of money on the drill, and it won! Don’t tell me now that there was an “inquiry” on that race. If anything other than the drill is placed first, I lose out on 3 free hotdogs at Coney Island.
June 24th, 20092:30 am
You know that on the backs of your Braves tickets you get a free hot dog from the Varsity. Maybe that’s some insentive for you to come down to the Ted for a game or three.
June 24th, 20092:31 am
yeah a-ville ranger. the argument is that we trade vazquez to a contending team with a “big bat” to spare. seems a flawed argument to me. what contending team has a “big bat” to spare? seems more reasonable to trade with a team out of contention that wants to dump salary on a solid hitter. in such a scenario, you could trade them prado or KJ (the other team would be betting he returns to form) and a prospect.
June 24th, 20092:32 am
Happened to see this Gordon Edes column over on Yahoo! before I turned the computer off. People who want to see stuff about the Braves on national sites should like this.
(I’m sure someone will end up posting this stuff later on in the morning, but I just wanted to get it on here first.)
You get the same ol’ “Bobby can stay as long as he wants” stuff in it, but here’s some interesting stuff from Chipper:
“I believe in my heart this team is back on the rise,” said Jones, pointing to the additions of starting pitchers Derek Lowe, Javier Vazquez and Kenshin Kawakami to the rotation, and the trade for center-fielder Nate McLouth. “We’re headed in the right direction. I wouldn’t have signed my extension if I didn’t feel that way. The last thing I want do the last six, seven years of my career is not play competitive baseball.”
Still, Jones is frustrated by the team’s inconsistent play that has kept the Braves hovering around the .500 mark. Those mistakes, he said, which he attributes to the team’s youth, were not present when the club was reeling off division titles. Cox has had to change, he said, as a result.
“He’s become more patient,” Jones said. “When I first got called up, the names on the back of the jerseys was a who’s who of Hall of Fame ballots. The game was played the right way. He didn’t have to do any coaching. All he had to do was manage the bullpen and tell Marquis Grissom when not to steal and when to steal, and tell Mark Lemke when to bunt and when to hit and run. That was basically it.
“Over the course of the past five, six, eight years, the names on the back of the jerseys have changed a little bit. He’s had to get a lot more patient with some of the players who made mistakes that quite frankly we were not used to seeing here. He’s mellowed quite a bit. He has very few rules, but if you break one of them he’s going to come down hard on you. But still not to the extent he used to.”
And with that, I’ll go to sleep.
June 24th, 20092:33 am
Oh, and this little nugget, too:
Cox said he listens to West Coast games on his satellite radio while driving back to his farm, about an hour and a half from the ballpark. “Was listening to one game, I think it was in the 18th inning, and I drove into a ditch, right by my farm road,” Cox said. “Had to pull it out with a tractor, at 1 in the morning.
June 24th, 20092:40 am
Mixxo, oddly enough, there was a Kenny Chesney concert in town the same night. I don’t suspect they were “fighting” for the same crowd.
It was a great show. I don’t know if you watch the tv show LOST at all, but Ty is looking a little bit like Horace these days.
Pinnick looks great for a dude pushing 60. Jerry was intense as ever, and Ty just kinda hangs out by his cabs (when he’s not singing) and gets lost in his own little world. But man can that guy play. That live tone is just sick. He was LOUD as can be and had complete control over every frickin sound that came out of that rig.
I was telling a buddy that didn’t make it, that there are shows that inspire you to improve your playing and go home to practice. Then there are shows that make you wonder why you bother trying to play at all. Ty usually does the latter to me. Truely a fantastic guitar player.
Anyhow, I was telling Steve, there was less than 300 people there. Two tunes in, they opened the doors up and just let people in that were in the other clubs attatched to the pavillion they were playing in. Sad, but cool for me. It was like a little private party.
June 24th, 20092:42 am
Mixxo, I shouldn’t have said “dead ass”. It was just small. Kings X fans are pretty die-hard. No matter the size of the crowd, they’re pretty into it. The people that were there deserve credit for being as loud as they were.
June 24th, 20092:44 am
Just got back from the game. Man, great win. DOB was right; if the Braves just come on out early and get a lead, they can shut all of those damn Yankee fans up pretty quick.
I went to BP today and immediately noticed how many Yankee fans were there and was not looking forward to gametime when they would be all over the place. But it turned out that the Braves (and Braves fans) held their own, and kept the Yankee fans relatively quiet all night.
I caught a BP homerun ball from Chipper today, which was awesome. Never caught any type of ball at a game before, so that was pretty sweet.
Tex got booed pretty hard right off the bat when he came up in the first, but the Yankee fans started cheering him on pretty soon after that and it turned into a mixed reception. Definitely was getting booed to start though.
Love the Folsom Prison call. Agreed; too bad no one uses that as their walk up song. Would be much better than the majority of stuff we hear each AB.
Let’s hope the Braves can keep this roll and the confidence going…
June 24th, 20092:45 am
Excellent post, Chop Chop
“You know that on the backs of your Braves tickets you get a free hot dog from the Varsity. Maybe that’s some insentive for you to come down to the Ted for a game or three”
This will take some looking into. I can drive to Coney Island, and then get 3 free hotdogs. Or, I could fly to Atlanta, from Albany, rent a car, and then a motel room, buy 1-3 tickets for the game, in order to get a free “varsity” hot dog. …… hmmmm, I have one more question, …. how good are these “varsity” hotdogs?
Wow. Chipper actually goes on record saying that Cox didn’t have to do much when he first got called up, due to the “who’s who of HOF players”?
I would have NEVER suspected that. (eyes rolling)
The Bird and Indian
June 24th, 20092:46 am
I love Chipper, but he might just need to shut the mouth for a little while. He is not performing right now to back his talk up. He made another error tonight and is in quite a slump. I know he is the leader but he seems to be a little to critical lately.
June 24th, 20092:48 am
I just read like 20 Rotten Tomatoes reviews of Undercover Brother. And they say the internet sucks time away…
Speaking of walk up tunes for mlb players when they come to the plate. If I were to have played baseball, my walk up tune would have been “I touch myself” by the Divinyls.
June 24th, 20092:52 am
Why did the fans at the game tonight boo Tex? What did he do wrong? He was traded away so it’s not like he chose to leave Atlanta. He only hit 37 home runs 134 RBI’s and had a 300. average and 397. OBP while he played 157 games for us. What was the point of booing him? That was pretty disappointing. I’m glad John Smoltz isn’t going to have to pitch here because I’m sure he would get booed too. That would be awful. Did you notice the Sox fans give Lowe a standing O?
June 24th, 20092:53 am
I’m coming around aint I?
June 24th, 20092:58 am
The Bird and Indian, I think they booed Tex because he and Boras had no interest in NOT testing free agency and really had no interest in staying in Atlanta long term. Add to that, it was his “normal” slow start that dug the team into the hole they were in (remember all the 1-run losses early in the year when a clutch hit from a cleanup hitter would have won a few of those games?), thus forcing their hand in giving up on the season and trading Tex.
Add to that all the prospects we gave up to get him.
I’m not sure booing him is appropriate. But I certainly would not have stood and applauded him had I been at the game. I get it’s business, but Tex didn’t do himself any favors in winning Braves fans over by NOT coming through last April and then being pretty casual in explaining that that’s just what he does every year. Too similar to Andruw’s little smirk he’d do after striking out.
June 24th, 20093:05 am
And what’s this Chipper quote people are talking about?
June 24th, 20093:07 am
Where was that at?
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