3:48 pm June 25, 2009, by David O'Brien
June 25th, 20098:33 pm
Look at Medlen bringing it again. Why do people want to trade him again?
rob from sc
I want to kick Simpson’s ass
Bobby Cox Hat Tipping Club
I think that Tommy Boggs is going to be alright once he gets a bit more experience.
Oh wait! This isn’t the 80’s and that’s D.Lowe, not Tommy Boggs! hehehe
Coach ( 2010 or Bust)
What is silly is for the narcissistic fan in all of us to continue to blindly believe that this fundamentally flawed excuse of a baseball team can compete. they haven’t, they aren’t and they won’t.
End of story.
Steve use your brain and not a calculator when you look at players.
Doc Holiday - c ya in 2010
June 25th, 20098:34 pm
Lowe career against yankees………………6-8 with 6.07 ERA.—————-thats 39 games and 15 starts………..that about says it all…… this score was expected if you look on history.
Yankee catcher jabbers 24/7 last night and that was good. Yunel jabbers to the official scorer and curses(no one does that at this level). He plays with passion people. Comes with the territory. If he didn’t care about the error he would be called lackadasical and lazy. Gotta love this game.
I’d be pissed off too if I had to play on this $hitty @$$ team where they idolize a mediocre player and treat their real stars like crap. Demand a trade Yunel.
Yeah joe dosen’t like Esco. I’m telling you If the BRaves finish poorly (which seems very likely) then Esco will get a larger part of the blame than alot of equally deserving players abd he will be traded. Cox don’t like him neither does Chipper and even the freaking announcer doesn’t like him. I bet he’s gone end of year if not sooner. Too bad. I like his fire and his bat.
June 25th, 20098:35 pm
I’m just sicke and tired of Joe OBVIOUSLY taking out his frustration on Escobar….if he hates the way Frenchy and KJ hit…let them have it. We are down 4 runs……I mean SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!
Rob..i totally agree with you
June 25th, 20098:36 pm
rob from sc
I know..I liked Joe…but this is making me hate him…
I want to Bobby Cox to announce his retirement right now.
I want four or five players to be either released or traded.
I want heads to roll………Because I refuse to accept mediocrity!
Honestly, I don’t care what Simpson thinks. He was always my least favorite announcer
And why did Joe bring up the throw to 2nd….jeter would’ve scored anyway if he was on 2nd or 3rd…Tex hit a damn double….HELLO!!!!!!
COACH: I think your gonna have to change your handle every year. Next year it’s gonna have to be 2011 or bust…..the way we’re looking….hahahaha.
June 25th, 20098:37 pm
Here is the thing about Joe and Escobar. I love Escobar as a player. He is only one of four Braves that I enjoy watching. He has talent to be a top 5 shortstop in baseball. The problem is Joe is right about everything he just said. Yunel just showed everything that is wrong with him as a player.
I would hate to see him traded because he is cheap, talented and exciting. Unfortunately if he does not get his head out of his butt he may force them to move him.
What Just Pisses Me Off is How Esco Gets Singled Out for the Bad overall Defense of this team (Mentally and Physically)
Hoss has been garbage at third this Year but the commentators are to Scared to call him out because he is the face of the team and city for that matter, What a bunch of Garbage…And Lets Not Talk about the Free Passes they’ve Given to Francine!
8 ER for our ace…sweet.
That hit was Escobar’s fault too
It is indeed VERY hypocritical to not come down with the hammer on Frenchy and KJ
June 25th, 20098:38 pm
Joe is way out of line with his Yunel hatred. I dont know if he is just toeing the company line by praising Jeff and hating Yunel, but its got to stop. He just waits for a chance to do it.
Why was Mac standing up in front of home?
Well 7 runs is no different than 8.
Put it on a plate for ‘em.
Freekin’ PATHETIC youngster!
Let’s see what positives we can take from this game now. uh, Phils might lose?
TnBrian why don’t we trade all 8 starters. How the b— do you know who will be here next year.
I do agree with ya’ll saying Joe ribs Escobar too much and not nearly enough on KJ/Frenchy who don’t have nearly the talent Yunel has. But, that comment was justified, imo.
Are we really getting our axx kicked? or is this only a bad dream?
I am going to Asheville NC this weekend from Atlanta. Any BBQ places that I need to hit on the way?
McLouth of the South
I swear we have hit four balls like that one and every one found a glove
And Micheal Jackson…wow. I had honest to goodness tears in my eyes, freak show and all. I was born in ‘70 and was just at that age when you really get into music when Thriller came out. My friends and me wore that album out. I remember being front and center with my best friend for the Thriller video premiere. Moonwalking, MTV, that glove…whatever happened to him later in life, that time in the early 80’s was magic. I’ll always remember him as that guy, not the weird pervert. The Georgia Theater, Farrah and MJ – 3 huge icons from different times of my youth, all gone in the span of a week.
I. Really. Despise. The. Yankees.
June 25th, 20098:39 pm
We will not make the playoff’s until Cox and Chipper are gone.
I’m not watching the game. Did Simpson really nag about Esco again? If so, it’s getting really old now.
Because I refuse to accept mediocrity! Coach
Because Frank Wren wakes up every morning thinking “I sure hope i can please Coach today!”
I don’t see how anyone could disagree with Joe regarding Escobar. He is an undisciplined player that has hurt the team time and time again this season in the field and on the basepaths. To paraphrase Crash Davis, Yunel has a 5 cent head!
To be honest it wasn’t like Kotchman tried to go after it…he was more worried about holding onto the base….I mean the ball didn’t go out of play…Arod was like on first when the ball went over him….and he didn’t go to second…..that’s a hit
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June 25th, 20098:40 pm
soph, he destroyed escobar in front of potentially millions of viewers.
Steve from OH
Gee, my “brain” tells me that run prevention is more important than run production, and that Lowe has done a pretty doggone fine job of that over the course of his career. And that adding 6MM in aging players to next year’s payroll who would, at best, be marginally better than Lowe and Kotchman isn’t sound fiscal sense.
Like I said, typical knee-jerk reaction fan stuff, completely ignoring Lowe’s ERAs of 3.61, 3.63, 3.88 and 3.24 and his ERA of 3.44 before the Baltimore start. So yeah, let’s sell sell sell on Lowe!!
Never mind that the White Sox would actually have to agree to that deal and that you yourself seem to be a fan of ridiculous trade proposals. Why am I not surprised you like this one?
What did Escobar do? Why is everyone on him? Did he flip off the scorer or mouth an obscenity? Any help would be appreciated.
I’m just glad everyone else on this team is perfect. Thank God. That’s why we are so great.
Look at it this way.
Everytime the Yankess did not score for a whole game in this series we won.
Also only 7 of those runs wer earned
If we just like figure we are cheering for a Little League team playing against like real baseball players we should not need any therapy
June 25th, 20098:41 pm
Yes. Escobaar was mad because the OS gave him an error on a hit….I mean he knocked the ball down, had he not made a throw it would’ve been a hit anyway…but since he’s quick he got up and attempted a throw…and Joe won’t shut up about it…..I mean the score was 6-1…..
Go to Gameday and look at the disparity in the ball/strike calls. That last AB from Ransom had two strikes missed. Go through all the ABs it’s unbelievable. And you can just see that they weren’t giving Lowe the low strike so he had to raise the pitch up into their wheelhouse. However, Pettite is getting all these calls.
Frank Wren was fired by Peter Angelos and the Orioles, what does that say about our organization?
X-Country Braves Fan
inexplicable location of that pitch by Medlen with the pitcher coming up
June 25th, 20098:42 pm
RobertE: If Greenville, SC is on your way stop by Henry’s Smokehouse on Wade Hampton Blvd. Best damn BBQ I’ve ever had!
He said BS…I mean it’s their own fault for doing a close up on an obvious frustrated player….I mena it’s not like you could hear it…ala MADDUX!
Well We are Getting Our Asses Handed To Us…It’s About Time One Of our gays hits a meaningless homer
June 25th, 20098:43 pm
Did he flip off the scorer or mouth an obscenity?
He mouthed an obscenity…don’t know about flipping anybody off.
Chop it up All-Stars
What exactly did Joe say about Escobar?
Bring Me the Head of Francisco Cabrera
After racking up 23 consecutive scoreless innings, Braves pitching has now been scored upon in eight striaght frames.
GA’s not standing on second?
No reason for Lowe to be upset at the offense tonight, huh?
Johnny Damon would fit on our team real well!
Good Point…I used to love it when the quiet T. Glaving Sounded off…
So is Lowe our indestructible pitcher injured?. He has pitched pretty poorly the last several outings. I wonder what’s up?
June 25th, 20098:44 pm
Tom a hawk Excellent
Alright Joe, knock Anderson for loafing to first when you knew damn well he should be on 2nd. If that was Yunel, Joe would’ve fired off again.
Peter Angelos is, as far as I can gather, a laughingstock among the rest of the baseball world. The owners aren’t a very bright bunch to start with and they all think Angelos is two fries shy of a Happy Meal.
Johnny Damn Is Overpaid, Overrated And He Sucks, Nuff Said
He has an arm that is worse than a little leaguer
June 25th, 20098:45 pm
Chop it up All-Stars
A whole bunch of crap. On the next pitch he was standing with his feet apart….So Joe said he wasn’t ready to field….Escobar was paying attention…and Escobar said something to Prado…and Joe bitched at that….
ummm anyone wish we dident give lowe that contract cause i do an ace doesn’t have games like the baltimore game and this one so close together yea and his stuff isnt there anyway
Guys, Escobar definitely flipped off the scorer…and then just stood there while D Lowe was throwing the next pitch. He can be angry all he wants about the ruling, but that was pretty classless…and to not be ready to play- there is no excuse for that.
OK Joe. Garrett didn’t hustle his way to first, either.
Smoltz done after five. Daniel Bard — he of the 100 mph heater — in for the Sox against the Natties.
You mean, what does an isolated incident more than 10 years ago involving only one person in our organization say about it? Absolutely nothing, you old windbag. What it does say about YOU, however, is that you are a hate-filled person that searches to find anything wrong with people whose jobs you envy so you can pontificate on a blog about how much smarter you are than them and how muc you know about baseball. Except that your posts have convinced me that you know very little about the modern game of baseball. I have respect for your knowledge of the history and traditions of the game, but as far as the game today? You’re as clueless as I am.
Yo DOB, where’s my post.
It was very dramatic. I announced my early departure from the blog. I will be sorely missed of course.
I hate to do it and I never do. I never leave games early and I wouldn’t leave this one but I have to call it quits. Yankees are getting off way too easy.
It just ain’t right. I hope to a supernatural being that we might somehow get back into this bitch but if we do I won’t be a-watchin’. Sorry Braves.
Way to go Jeff. Keep it up baby.
That sounds weird.
this team is the result of John Schuerholz. He kept trying to continue the Division Streak by adding one player. Every team needs to rebuild at some point. You either do it yourself in advance, or you become a terrible team. Help is here in Tommy Hanson and hopefully Kris Medlen. More is on the way in Jason Heyward and Freddie Freeman. We lost 90 games last year which means we sucked. Wren was correct to let Glavine and Smoltz go. What he needs to do now is let Cox go and explore trade options for Chipper Jones. Chipper is a great player, but will not be here for our next great team.
Frenchy, two singles, a double and a homer in two games??
On the subject of Bobby Cox: “We go year to year, as long as he wants it,” general Manager Frank Wren said.
When the blind lead the blind……..well, we know how story ends.
Would the Dodgers want Lowe back if the Braves didn’t ask for too much in terms of prospects?
June 25th, 20098:46 pm
Ha! 2-2 for Jeff. If he does this for another week…I’ll start being a real believer again. Right now…he is giving me hope.
There We Go Kotchmeister!!!!
June 25th, 20098:47 pm
This has been a sh***ty team…can anyone blame Escobar?
I Love It when they Play the Old Fulton County Chant, Brings Back Memoeries!!!
Don’t trade Francoeur because he has no value. Give him the rest of the year. He must be seeing a different hitting coach lately.
He flipped off the scorer??????????
I never saw that. Who else saw that?
Lord have mercy, our offense has a life. If only Lowe…
Who was saying just a few minutes ago CK had to go?
Come one Diaz….keep it going baby!
I think that is what most people ae saying. If he ripped on other players who were just as deserving of it then I wouldn’t say anything. Escobar has most definately has had his share of bonehead plays, but so have many others. Its like if you have two sons and constantly nagging on one when they both are screwing up. Not saying that he doesn’t deserve the critism sometimes but if Escobar does one thing(especially after that benching) he’s getting on him. Joe doesn’t know if that was the only reason he was mad. For all we know in Cuba you get your food rations taken for a week if you make an error on their beloved baseball team. We all know Castro loves his baseball.(Thats my pathetic attempt at a joke)
I was telling you earlier, this isn’t the Pettitte who manhandled the Braves in the postseason. The Braves can get back into this game quickly against him and get to the bullpen.
June 25th, 20098:48 pm
Esco find a boat go back to Cuba. You are lucky you dont have to work a real job. His attitude is pis poor. What a baby. Im sick of escobar. Lowe wow, nice job ace.
Matty-D Has been Garbage This Year…I’m not hating on him but that Platoon with him and Loaf is barely Passing the Test…
June 25th, 20098:49 pm
I’ll take the HBP….come on McLouth!!!
Bobby can get on Escobar only so much if he’s not going to address Anderson’s (and others) lack of hustle. Escobar plays a lot harder than everone else yet he’s the one that takes all the crap for his aggressive play.
Seems like Braves can’t match up good pitching streaks with good hitting streaks.
Long time Braves fan
did Diaz just stuck his knee out.? nice move, take one for the team.
Looked like Diaz took one for the team there. Damn.
I’m gonna be optimistic and say we come back today!
the hope of the braves nation rests in your hands mr hanson
i just hope after the red sox sweep us and then the phils destroy us, wren will no longer be calling teams about their players and hopefully he will be receiving calls about our players instead. its time to let everyone go not named hanson, jair, lowe, mclouth, yunel, mcann, and i guess moylan for the sake of keeping one bullpen arm. everyone, including chipper (even though he would no doubt invoke his no trade clause) should go and lets build our inept farm system back to full strength. lets hope bobby retires and we can start from scratch next season…..
at least football is right around the corner….roll tide and go falcons!
FEAR, Thanks for the bbq info. I will try and stop there.
Loaded for the Irish Assassin McLouth.
Zimmerman the pitcher is going to be pretty good for the Nats. They can hit. It’s that pitching thing that escapes them. But he’s going to be good.
It’s obvious Joe has some sort of personal agenda against Esco. It’s the same stuff everyday.
June 25th, 20098:50 pm
I had to rewind it to catch it- you can’t see the entire jesture (you can see half his hand), but you can see the hand go up and him mouth “bull****” – no doubt what he was doing.
Matt just swung at two pitched six inches inside
Lets save Blank O for a clutch situation later in the game
Escobar catches a lot of heat when other players on the team don’t for similar mistakes.
His miscues and bad attitude might be more up front and center, but he’s certainly not the only player on the team who has looked bad on the diamond in recent weeks. He’s a flashy player, and I gotta think that makes him more of a target.
Go get him Joe, give that little jacka$$ hell. Totally out of control, wasting what little talent he has by bring the team down. Self-centered, mindless jerk of a SS. Sic ‘em, Joe !!!
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