Vazquez or Jurrjens an All-Star?

 The Braves haven’t won four in a row all season, and we’ll assume they’re not going to get it done tonight when they go for a sweep of the still-division-leading Phillies. (Yes, bowing to those of you who’ve asked me to employ the renowned blog-lead reverse curse here.)
 There are other reasons to believe they can’t win tonight, too, primarily the fact that Javier Vazquez is pitching and the Braves scored 11 runs last night. Given the lack of run support for Vazquez, particularly in home games, that means the Braves are due to score approximately minus-eight runs tonight.

Vazquez goes tonight

Vazquez goes tonight

 Finally, the Braves are facing A.J. Happ, who’s 5-0 with a 3.00 ERA this season, including 3-0 with a 3.25 ERA in seven starts since moving from the bullpen. Happ pitched a five-hit shutout at Toronto in his last start.
 And in his only game at Turner Field, he pitched six scoreless innings of three-hit ball to beat the Braves on Sept. 17.
  That good enough for you all? Reverse-curse has been applied. So whatever happens tonight, it ain’t my fault.

 

♣ Now, about Vazquez: Major League Baseball announced the addition of a 33rd player to each All-Star roster, and it’ll be a pitcher. The goal is to help the managers avoid overusing any reliever if the game goes to extra innings.
 But what it could possibly mean for the Braves is at least a slightly better chance that either Jair Jurrjens (6-6, 2.73 ERA) or Vazquez (5-7, 3.04 ERA, 125 strikeouts and 23 walks in 106-2/3 innings) could make the team.
  Their modest won-lost records are the result of poor run support, and when All-Star manager Charlie Manuel picks that final pitcher to round out his staff, he’ll have a fresh memory of Jurrjens, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning last night against his Phillies, and Vazquez, who faces them tonight.
 The extra pitched added to each All-Star roster is expected to be a starter, because he could eat a few innings if necessary to avoid overusing a reliever.
 How bad has the run support been for Jurrjens and Vazquez? Glad you asked.
 Last night, the Braves scored almost twice as many runs (nine) while Jurrjens was in the game as they had scored while he was in his previous five starts combined.
  Jurrjens had been 0-4 with a 3.68 ERA in his past five starts before last night, and the Braves had scored a total of five runs during the 29-1/3 innings he pitched in those games, including zero runs while he was in three of those starts and one run while he was in another.
  As for Vazquez, he goes into tonight’s series finale with a 1.90 ERA in his past six starts, with 47 strikeouts and eight walks in 42-2/3 innings.
 He’s 1-3 in those six starts.
 Yes, 1-3 with a 1.90 ERA over six starts. Astonishing.
 The Braves scored no runs while he was in two of those games, one run while he was in two games, and two and three runs while he was in the other two during that period.
  It gets better (or worse, actually): Vazquez has a 1.34 ERA in his past six home starts, with 48 strikeouts and eight walks in 40-1/3 innings. Yet he’s only 2-2 in those six starts, and the Braves have lost three of the past four, including games when he allowed one run (with 12 strikeouts) in eight innings and when he allowed one run in 7-2/3 innings.
  Dude is 1-2 with a 1.27 ERA and four quality starts in his past four home games, including three Braves losses.
  In two starts this season the Phillies, Vazquez is 1-0 with a 3.29 ERA and .184 opponents’ average, including three home runs allowed.
  You think he might be a little relieved that Raul Ibanez is on the DL? Ibanez is 7-for-19 with four homers off Vazquez, including a homer in each of the two starts he’s made against the Phillies this season.

 ♣ Speaking of strikeouts… I talked to Vazquez this week about how that he and Tim “The Freak” Lincecum seem to be waging a battle for the NL strikeout crown this season, the lead changing hands just about every time one of them pitches.
  Lincecum grabbed it back with his eight-strikeout, two-hit shutout a couple nights ago against St. Louis, and the Giants ace, who looks like he might have played guitar for the Allman Brothers when they were starting out, now has 132 strikeouts to Vazquez’s 125.
  ”Oh, he’ll get it,” Vazquez, dismissing the notion that he (Vazquez) could lead the NL in strikeouts.
  The only other major league pitcher with more than 114 strikeouts is Detroit’s Justin Verlander (130). So why is Vazquez so quick to discount his own mention among the major league’s top strikeout pitchers?
  After all, the man entered this season ranked second in the majors in strikeouts this decade with 1,763, behind Randy Johnson (2,096) and ahead of Johan Santana (1,587) and Pedro Martinez (1,583).
  ”I’ve always had a tough time considering myself a strikeout pitcher,” said Vazquez, who is well on his way toward a 10th consecutive season with 195 or more strikeouts.
 He would challenge his career-high of 243 in 2002 with Montreal if he maintains something close to his current pace.
  ”It’s not because I’m being modest or anything,” he said. “I’ve just always been a control guy, always thought that control was better than being a strikeout pitcher.”
  But he’s been both again this season. Vazquez not only leads NL starters in strikeouts per nine innings (10.55, ahead of Lincecum’s 10.42 average), but also ranks second among NL starters in strikeouts/walks ratio at 5.43 (behind Dan Haren at 7.53).
  Something else really stands out about Vazquez compared to the other strikeout leaders. Age. He’ll be 34 on July 25.
  Of the six major league pitchers with 114 or more strikeouts (Zack Greinke, Jon Lester and Yovani Gallardo all have 114), five of them are 26 or younger.
  Five are 26 or younger, and Vazquez is 34.
  ”As I’ve matured and thrown harder, I’ve always had a knack for striking out people,” Vazquez said. “But I’ve never considered myself a strikeout pitcher.”
  OK, we won’t tell anyone that you are one.

 ♣ Please let it end: You may not have heard, but Manny Ramirez returns tomorrow. You know, the Dodgers outfield, ‘roid suspension? Yeah, that guy.
Anyway, how long before the first writer or broadcaster uses the tired-arse cliché, “He’s baaaaack.” Hate, hate, hate that.
 Speaking of tired, Tony Romo interviews bring me down. Excruciating to watch. The antithesis of Shaq interviews.

 ♣ Streaking sans McLouth, Escobar: The most impressive aspect of the current three-game winning streak, besides the fact it’s come against East Division Leaders Boston and Philadelphia, is that it’s included a 1.61 ERA by Braves pitchers against two of the better lineups in baseball (even without Ibanez).
  That, plus the fact that the Braves have hit .303 with five homers in three games, and scored 16 runs in the past two, all without Nate McLouth or Yunel Escobar in the lineup.

♣ Off to Washington: Braves head to D.C. after tonight’s game, and a few Braves have got to be looking forward to hitting at Nationals Park (if that’s what it’s still called; if it’s not, then whatever-bankrupt-corporation-is-sponsoring-it Park).
 Hot-hitting Martin Prado has a .412 average in nine games at the D.C. park, where he’s 7-for-17 with three doubles and a homer.
 Casey Kotchman is 8-for-22 with four doubles in 11 games there, and Brian McCann is 11-for-38 with three doubles and two homers in 11 games there.
 Then there’s Chipper Jones, who has a .326 average, four homers and a .698 slugging percentage in 11 games at the new park, continuing his usual torrid hitting against the Nationals regardless of venue.
  Beginning with his three-homer, five-RBI game at old RFK Stadium on Aug. 14, 2006, the old third baseman has hit .352 with 15 homers, 42 RBI, 40 runs, and a 1.095 OPS in his past 48 games against the Nationals.

 ♣ OK, time to get to the park and see if McLouth and Escobar are playing and, oh yeah, something about whether someone wore turkey underwear to the ballpark.
 Let’s close this out with a simple tune, a title cut from an unreleased Neil Young album (he put out Tonight’s the Night instead), which also could be a song about the preferred way that many on the ol’ blog would like the Braves to go in the future.
 By the way, as I said a few days ago, the Braves will make try to make a move for a bat before the trade deadline, if they believe they’re right in the mix for a division title and there’s a good change it’ll help put them over the top.
 But if they don’t think they have a good shot at the playoffs this season, the Braves will begin aiming for the 2011 season and beyond. Not because they don’t think they have any chance next season, but because they have several top-rated prospects due to start arriving in another year or two and they believe the foundation’s in place for a good, long run of success.
 They’re not interested in making another multiple-top-prospects-for-a-rental-hitter trade that would not only add significant payroll this year, but could hurt their chances of competing for years to come, when that talent’s on the way from their own system.

“HOMEGROWN” by Neil Young

Homegrown is the way it should be.
Homegrown is a good thing.
Plant that bell and let it ring.

The sun comes up in the morning,
Shines that light around.
One day, without no warning,
Things start jumping up from the ground.

Well, homegrown’s all right with me.
Homegrown is the way it should be.
Homegrown is a good thing.
Plant that bell and let it ring.

1,881 comments Add your comment

jason

July 2nd, 2009
3:04 pm

Paul Lentz, The sensible thing is to do nothing. I am being opptimistic that by bringing Schaef back up will help solve RF. You are right, to get what we need we will have to hurt what we have by giving an important piece away that we probably won’t be able to win without (Vazquez). By getting Schaef back up, you move McLouth to RF.

Coach (2010 or Bust)

July 2nd, 2009
3:04 pm

Vasquez or Jurrjens? I say both because it is just too difficult to pick between the two.

Mike S

July 2nd, 2009
3:05 pm

Let’s make it four in a row tonight and keep it rolling into DC this weekend!!

Mitchie-san

July 2nd, 2009
3:06 pm

Mitchie-san–

Yeah. The one that bugs me is, “DAY-oh”–mostly because I have no idea what that has to do with anything…

LOL…absolutly nothing.

c jonze

July 2nd, 2009
3:09 pm

Does mentioning DOB’S Blog Curse in the Blog have a reverse effect?

BravesDA

July 2nd, 2009
3:09 pm

where is everyone?

Daniel

July 2nd, 2009
3:10 pm

Great blog DOB- thanks for the reverse juju.

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
3:11 pm

So, Is J.A. Happ the new ace of Phillies staff? because Hamels just aint good this year!

McFann ;Ô;

July 2nd, 2009
3:11 pm

Thanks for the new Blog, Chief! Dang, those numbers you put up there for JJ and Vazquez are amazing…dumb offense! I really feel bad for those two guys sometimes…

Brian McCann is 11-for-38 with three doubles and two homers in 11 games there.

[Rubs hands together with delight] Heh heh heh! Doubles…

Beginning with [Chipper's] three-homer, five-RBI game at old RFK Stadium on Aug. 14, 2006

The annoying thing is we coulda been at that game! We were s’posed to go to DC that week, but ended up having to cancel…I think there was a weather issue or something…

Mitchie-san

Exactly.

Daniel

July 2nd, 2009
3:11 pm

c. jonze- don’t go there, if you stare too long the world will actually implode.

RHR

July 2nd, 2009
3:11 pm

Way to go, DOB! I like it when you “bow” to me. :P

McFann ;Ô;

July 2nd, 2009
3:12 pm

Bleck! I do NOT like Happ…

Daniel

July 2nd, 2009
3:12 pm

mitchie-san: I for one love the Day Oh, … you know daylight come and me wanna go home. My favorite baseball chant. I HATE the wave!

Willy Wally

July 2nd, 2009
3:13 pm

Don’t understand why they don’t just go to a 40 man roster for the All Star teams. A 40 man roster is a familiar term in the game, and it makes sense that the top 10% of the players in the game get to go.

jukeandjive

July 2nd, 2009
3:16 pm

Tonight will go a long way to seeing whether the braves have the ability to really make a push or not. You must kill when you have a chance…

Epinephrine

July 2nd, 2009
3:16 pm

Happ is due for a bad game. Teams ought to have the book on him now, and usually when that happens rookies get hit. Then they either make adjustments and succeed, or are unable and fail. Hopefully we have the book on Happ tonight.

who knew

July 2nd, 2009
3:16 pm

so does anyone know what kind of coach, if any, Coach is or was?

Willy Wally

July 2nd, 2009
3:20 pm

so does anyone know what kind of coach, if any, Coach is or was? (WHO KNEW)

Dunno, but Arnold and Dudley swear Coach looks like the bike store owner

AustinBrave

July 2nd, 2009
3:21 pm

Mets tie 5-5

Zach Galifinakis

July 2nd, 2009
3:22 pm

At what age do you think it’s appropriate to tell a highway it’s adopted?

Wes

July 2nd, 2009
3:22 pm

Isn’t it J. A. Happ?

#1- Do not trade Yunel. I trully hope Diory finally gave him a wake up call last night. Yunel now knows he’s not the only SS in the organization with some game. Diory’s been productive, offensively and defensively each of the past few ball games. Yunel, hopefully, gets his head out of his @ss and into the games now.

#2- What is with the Braves just having awful June’s the last 3 years? It seems to be by far the worst month and just kills any momentum they could build toward the rest of the year. Luckily, as July came upon us this year, we’re actually well in the thick of things in the NL East. I hope we can roll through July. Lots of NL East games could either do us in or knock us out.

RHR

July 2nd, 2009
3:23 pm

I hate Day-O, the wave, that stupid ‘everybody clap your hands’ thing, and the tomahawk chop – not the music, just the dumb arm thing. It’s all like…baseball for a kindergarten class. Gotta keep the kids attention! Guess I’m the anti-fan since all I want is to just watch the game.

Speaking of the wave, I was at a game late last summer that Jo Jo started and naturally he was out there stinking it up in the 5th or 6th and as Bobby was trotting out to take him out of the game the wave was starting around the stadium. It was probably the only time I’ve ever considered joining in on a wave.

RHR

July 2nd, 2009
3:24 pm

You must kill when you have a chance…

I take it you’re a big fan of the Discovery Channel?

Chop Chop

July 2nd, 2009
3:26 pm

Everybody clap your hands!

Clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap.

(I actually say “Clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap” in my head when I hear it on TV.)

Ron Roberts

July 2nd, 2009
3:27 pm

After last night, I’m convinced both JV AND JJ should be on the All-Star team. If they started for a tam that could rake, they’d be Cy Young candidates and mentioned with Beckett and Lincecum.

Mark Twine

July 2nd, 2009
3:27 pm

Zach Galifinakis, HAHAHAHAHAHA

buzzmeat, cole is still the ace, we hit some pretty good pitches and he got squized by ump last couple of games…and i believe he has been injured. rtr

Paul Lentz

July 2nd, 2009
3:27 pm

Sweet-new blog. Maybe the MORONS will leave me alone tonight.

ease19

July 2nd, 2009
3:27 pm

CB

scoots and ease, you have told us what we shouldn’t do-trade pitching. Now what Should we do all knowing ones?

What, you lumping us in with Coach now :lol: Honestly I don’t think that there is a right thing to do. Perhaps just wait and see…Omar will be back soon, and if he plays like before, that would be like a “move” and as long as Bennett stays DL’d, bullpen is fine. This is a good team when playing on all cylinders, and a mediocre one when not…Good thing is, mediocrity might just win the division.

Wes

July 2nd, 2009
3:27 pm

Zach, you’re sucha ruh-tard

fleming

July 2nd, 2009
3:28 pm

RHR Anything embarrassing thing you need to talk about today before the impostor gets started.

BossLady

July 2nd, 2009
3:29 pm

I just finished my third set of 25 votes for McCann. It is like being at the dentist going through that process.

who knew

July 2nd, 2009
3:32 pm

come on, someone must know Coachs credentials for using his moniker..

Paul Lentz

July 2nd, 2009
3:32 pm

I shouldn’t have mentioned that people were aping me last night, that will get some imposters on here for sure. Since I already let the cat out of the bag though, you better not do it again beeeeooootches. If you do, I will cry for sure.

Nova Scotia Steve

July 2nd, 2009
3:33 pm

Holy sweet loving jesus…I’m will be so pumped if we get the sweep tonight…how massive is this series for the ATL boys…And we could move to only 2 GB of the Phillies…C’mon boys…massive…massive game tonight…Can’t wait for it actually…

I wonder if McLouth and Esco will be back…I’m sure DOB is on it and will have the latest once the line-up…

who knew

July 2nd, 2009
3:34 pm

that isn’t the true paul lentz posting now, everyone knows the true paul lentz posts 18 paragraphs at a time…

Paul Lentz

July 2nd, 2009
3:35 pm

That 3:32 was NOT me!

GLB

July 2nd, 2009
3:37 pm

Coach, is there a reason you refuse to spell Vazquez correctly? It’s annoying.

Wes

July 2nd, 2009
3:37 pm

Leave me a message, or don’t, but do me a favor – don’t text me, it’s gay.

McFann ;Ô;

July 2nd, 2009
3:38 pm

BossLady It is like being at the dentist going through that process.

Aw, man! Not even CLOSE!

Wes

July 2nd, 2009
3:38 pm

Tigers love pepper.

They hate cinnamon.

Nova Scotia Steve

July 2nd, 2009
3:38 pm

Friggin Pirates blowing a decent lead against the Mets…Now 6-5 New York

Paul Lentz

July 2nd, 2009
3:39 pm

Actually, it was me. I was just like arguing so much that I have to create my own arguements. So, ha! Take that you idiot bloggers!

Wes

July 2nd, 2009
3:39 pm

Why is someone posting Hangover quotes with my name? It’s funny, but get your own damn Blog Name!!!!

Daniel

July 2nd, 2009
3:40 pm

RHR- you cannot dis Day-O but consider doing the wave. Man, that is just wrong, wrong I say.

McFann ;Ô;

July 2nd, 2009
3:40 pm

Chop Chop (I actually say “Clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap-clap” in my head when I hear it on TV.)

I clap my fingers as if I’m holding a Pez-dispenser…

Mitchie-san

July 2nd, 2009
3:41 pm

Geez….Thanks alot, Chop Chop……

Here....You Happy, Wes

July 2nd, 2009
3:41 pm

Would you please put some pants on? It’s weird that I’ve had to ask you twice.

Wes

July 2nd, 2009
3:42 pm

Yes. And it would be so cool if I could breast feed

McLentz

July 2nd, 2009
3:42 pm

DOB, is it true that we’re trading arguably our best pitcher for Adam Dunn, the strikeout machine that we had no interest in during free agency?

Or is that just a hair-brained theory from a long-winded retard?

Thanks in advance.

Paul Lentz

July 2nd, 2009
3:42 pm

Jason, whatever it takes to get Francoeur gone, we have to do it. He is GARBAGE. The thing that kills me is all these MORONS who still think he can turn it around. It is obvious that he has gone as far as he can go.

Vasquez is a nice pitcher. Not great, but nice. Thing is, we can get a good return since there aren’t many pitchers available. We MUST trade whoever it takes to get rid of Francoeur. He is the worst player in MLB.

Not trying to seem down on Javy, I like the guy as I’ve said fifty times. I just know baseball, and you have to give something to het something. In this case what we’re getting is rid of Francoeur, whether the MORONS like it or not.

Daniel

July 2nd, 2009
3:42 pm

my 14 month old daughter already claps along to the let’s go Braves. clap, clap, clap/clap
I am a proud dad.

Winterville

July 2nd, 2009
3:43 pm

“We’ll wander the desert in search of strippers and cocaine.”

McFann ;Ô;

July 2nd, 2009
3:43 pm

Did I hear the other day that Ian Snell was sent to the minors?

If so :cry: …at least we’re done with the Pirates. (Though we got cheated out of facing him TWICE this year…)

Renegator

July 2nd, 2009
3:44 pm

Daniel:

From last blog… No worries man, but that isn’t me on Bradley’s blog. This is the only blog I visit. (Aren’t you honored DOB?)

Paul Lentz

July 2nd, 2009
3:45 pm

Now, that posting at 3:42 was NOT me either. I would never call people on here idiots or MORONS. Never.

Mine This Bird

July 2nd, 2009
3:45 pm

Nobody gives a crap about Hometown Bust and his turkey underwear so stop reporting on it.

Mitchie-san

July 2nd, 2009
3:45 pm

Daniel,

I remember Don Sutton going off in a game one time on TV along time ago about the wave. He despises the wave so much he went off on a rant for like 10 minutes. He had this theory that the “movement” of the wave can distract the hitter and cause them to swing and miss.

It was totally dumb, but he got so worked up over it. You should ask him DOB, see if it still bugs him!

Lamar Banks

July 2nd, 2009
3:46 pm

If I must choose between the 2 I will take Vazquez over Jurrjens. Tough call though.

Wes

July 2nd, 2009
3:47 pm

You’re all now in my Wolf Pack!!!!!!!

Heath (Cleveland)

July 2nd, 2009
3:47 pm

DOB -

I’ll definitely be interested in hearing if Esco is in the lineup again tonight, especially if he isn’t and he says something along the lines of not understanding you again.

Nova Scotia Steve

July 2nd, 2009
3:48 pm

8-5 New York

cphizzle

July 2nd, 2009
3:48 pm

whatever we got to do to get rid of PAUL LENTZ im up for it…this dude is a hemroid

bruce

July 2nd, 2009
3:49 pm

McFann — just finished my allstar voting for Brian and Chipper… won’t say how many over 25 votes… but I am sure it helps.

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
3:49 pm

cole aint no ace, just like lowe isnt ours

Bayou Brave

July 2nd, 2009
3:50 pm

buzzmeat, how many aces are in the league if Cole Hamels isn’t one of them?

Frankie Knuckles

July 2nd, 2009
3:51 pm

chop – I hate that little tune, but it does stick in your head.

RHR

July 2nd, 2009
3:52 pm

No fleming, I don’t ever feel the need to share anything embarrassing on the blog. Ever.

Chop Chop – me too. Which makes me hate it 78 times more.

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
3:52 pm

Speaking of chants,

whats the deal with this horrible song being played at Turner field when home runs occur? I liked “Jump on it” when it was played. now it is some “long gone” crap and also “Gone Daddy Gone” by Gnarls Barkley

Mark Twine

July 2nd, 2009
3:53 pm

buzzmeat, you mean the cole that got the w’s and clinched all of phills playoff series wins last year???

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
3:54 pm

Bayou Brave,

I must have not came across as clear. Cole was an Ace last year, just this year he is not getting it done for the Phillies.

fleming

July 2nd, 2009
3:54 pm

buzzmeat – whats the deal with this horrible song being played at Turner field when home runs occur

That’s Gone by Montgomery Gentry – Country music

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
3:54 pm

Twine you able to eat foods yet?

Hillbilly

July 2nd, 2009
3:55 pm

Shaq interviews are awesome.

“I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.”
– On whether he had visited the Parthenon during his visit to Greece

“The difference between those three is the Godfather trilogy. One is Fredo, who was never ready for me to hand it over to him. One is Sonny, who will do whatever it takes to be the man, and one is Michael, who if you watch the trilogy, the Godfather hands it over to Michael. So I have no problem handing it over to Dwyane.”
– On his relationship with Penny, Kobe, and Dwyane respectively

jason

July 2nd, 2009
3:55 pm

SO, someone wants to trade Vazquez’s SOs for Dunn’s?

Paul Lentz, I get the deal with Francouer, but trading Javy would weaken ATL to the point where it could cripple chances of making the post season. That risk is to great for me. I just don’t see how we are going to be able to deal. That’s why I mention Schaefer. You are right about having to give something of value for something of value. We just need all of our valuable parts.

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
3:55 pm

thanks fleming..

RHR

July 2nd, 2009
3:55 pm

RHR- you cannot dis Day-O but consider doing the wave. Man, that is just wrong, wrong I say.

You must not have seen Jo Jo pitch last year. I was so happy any time he left the game I would’ve considered doing the wave while clap clap clapping my hands and signing Day-O at the top of my lungs if it helped get him out of there faster.

Mark Twine

July 2nd, 2009
3:55 pm

i agree they better get back to “JUMP ON IT”, did they just change it during diory HR or for the others???

Nova Scotia Steve

July 2nd, 2009
3:57 pm

Just saw Tim Hudson was one of the most added players in Fantasy league baseball…and yup i picked him up as well…man if he comes back and pitches anywhere close to like he can…its gunna be deadly…but what the hell are we going to do with our starting rotation…and do we pick up his option for next year?

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
3:57 pm

of all the homeruns mark, this homestand there was “jump on it” once that i recall. Most of them where Montgonery Gentry

McFann ;Ô;

July 2nd, 2009
3:58 pm

Bruce

Great job! It should help–he’s been the top vote-getter in the last 72 hours according to mlb.com! We could actually pull this off! That would be sweet!

VOTE McCANN 2009 ALL-STAR!!!!

klesko12

July 2nd, 2009
3:58 pm

Come here pretty Boy

Not you Fat Jesus

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
3:58 pm

People adding huddy already???? In my league Smoltz is still a FA

AustinBrave

July 2nd, 2009
3:58 pm

We could have five all stars McCann, Chipper, Soriano, JJ, Vazquez. That would be nice, doubtful but nice.

Mark Twine

July 2nd, 2009
3:58 pm

buzzmeat, i lost 10 pounds in 6 days lolzzz, but i just had a subway and still spit up some blood. damn wisdom teeth are meanie poopie heads and other bad words

Paul Lentz

July 2nd, 2009
3:59 pm

paul -

If you don’t like my suggestions, you can just suck it. I have said time again that all you people on here are MORONS. Why fight it?

B12 JONEAL

July 2nd, 2009
3:59 pm

DO YOU NO WHAT THE LINEUP FOR TODAY IS

McFann ;Ô;

July 2nd, 2009
3:59 pm

Horrid song? Oh-uh…I blast that one through my earbuds after every BMac homer…

:mrgreen:

VOTE McCANN 2009 ALL-STAR!!!!

Tiffani at the Cheetah

July 2nd, 2009
3:59 pm

jason, I agree! All the Braves players need their valuable parts!

fleming

July 2nd, 2009
3:59 pm

buzzmeat – I think I read McFann likes to play “Gone” on the ipod after a homerun. I kinda like it too.

Mark Twine

July 2nd, 2009
4:00 pm

ooo ok i wasent able to watch many homeruns live but after diory HR it sounded differrent to me, maybe just the meds im on…and now out of

Heath (Cleveland)

July 2nd, 2009
4:00 pm

McFann -

Your devotion is admirable. :-)

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
4:00 pm

yea, subway is not what i would eat first!!!!!! ouch

beekay

July 2nd, 2009
4:01 pm

jordan33
I have seen the Pelicans in person a few times this year. the 3 that you mentioned are huge in person. They look like Power Forwards on an NBA team. The team itself is struggling, their pitching is weak and outside of the big three there isn’t much there but those guys are worth the cheap admission.

jason

July 2nd, 2009
4:01 pm

Tiffani at the Cheetah…:) I am not even going to go back and reread my post. I am sure there is an error in there somewhere. LOL !!!

David O'Brien

July 2nd, 2009
4:02 pm

Escobar’s in there, McLouth is not. (who’d have thunk that a few days ago?)

1. Blanco
2. Prado
3. Chipper
4. McCann
5. Escobar
6. Diaz
7. Francoeur
8. Kotchman
9. Vazquez

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
4:02 pm

I like Gnarls Barkley!!!! But the “Jump on it” went good with celebrating a homerun, IMO

Paul Lentz

July 2nd, 2009
4:03 pm

Imposter strikes again at 3:59…

Nova Scotia Steve

July 2nd, 2009
4:03 pm

yeah I added Hudson already and Smoltz today actually….Hudson is on my bench obviously and I have a great starting pitching staff…but I think Huddy is a nice gamble for now…and I wanted to pick him up before anyone else in my league got him…

On a side note….How huge is this game tonight for Atlanta…This is a big big game guys…I’m so pumped for it…

It’d be nice to see the offense keep on rolling…and finally maybe we can win four in a row for once this season…

Anyone else pumped up about this???? I was just watching the Mets/Pirates broadcast and they were talking about how close the NL East race has become

Chopdawg

July 2nd, 2009
4:03 pm

beekay, the Pels just got a good catcher (Sucre) and a closer (Kimbrel) from Rome

buzzmeat

July 2nd, 2009
4:04 pm

The way Blanco’s hitting, It dont bother me they gave McLouth an extra day off. I say Bob will pinch hit him though

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