5:24 pm July 14, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 14th, 20098:06 pm
Did you see Ichiro he was about to cry
did you get to meat the president???????
did you get to meet the president???????
July 14th, 20098:07 pm
Beer prices at the Ted suck too. Seriously, you can go over to the Bullpen across the street from the Ted before the game and load up on three buckets of beer (15 beers total) for about $52.50, about the cost of 7 beers inside the Ted.
when you obviously meant “Vinings Jim’s girl, cabravesfan…” I’m sure you were just typing quickly. (VJ)
and here I thought he meant to say “Tom O’Hawke’s girl CaBRavesFan”
What does “MFIKY” stand for? Thanks.
Please no politics LOL
Joe Buck sucks balls
Ichiro was about to come out of his own skin!
July 14th, 20098:08 pm
Halladay wants a playoff run. Now, despite what some of us here might think, and despite what the old boys at the game are telling our local sportswriter (what are they gonna say – your team blow?) – most folks outside Atlanta are pretty much of the opinion that the Braves should be looking to rebuild (check out sportsline or sports illustrated’s website)
That said, I’d not be surprised at all if Atlanta is NOT on the list of teams to which he’d ok a trade (and he has full veto power on any trade)
It would be awesome to get him (provided we didnt give up Yunel or Hansan) but I dont see it happening
July 14th, 20098:09 pm
speaking of points…cabraves and jim need a point for the triangle. who’s in?
July 14th, 20098:10 pm
“”I’m sure you guys know by now (those who care) that Evan Longoria is out with an infected finger”"
If Ted Williams could be thawed and revitalized, and were much younger, he’d play with a gapped- up freezer-burnt head! Infected finger!? Ted is swirling in his tube…
July 14th, 20098:11 pm
A smoking hot 22 year old green eyed brunette with a great rack and long legs
Do you really think Escobar will be traded?
July 14th, 20098:12 pm
Jason Marquis got big applause — they love even their former players here.
RHR – NOOOOO!!!!! – two points are perfect!
Ted Lilly got some nice house from the St. Looey faithful.
Poor Mac….they were like….Who?
July 14th, 20098:13 pm
nolie – shhh! – don’t tell Tom
Like I said- they will just have to share…or fight to the death Either one works for me
Oh y’all are really watching that? Am I missing anything?
July 14th, 20098:14 pm
Best baseball town ….in baseball! St Louis is!
2 points are not a triangle Math Major
ASH22YOGEBWAGRALL: No. Anything else I can help you with, just ask.
July 14th, 20098:16 pm
THWG……………Part of “running a country” is “being seen in public”. Presidents have been attending sporting events and throwing out first pitches since organized sports became a part of American society. In Game 3 of the World Series, after 9/11, George Bush threw out the first pitch and got, “what had to be, the last standing ovation from the general public”, of his Presidency. At that World Series game, Americans were still “reeling” from the 9/11 attacks. It didnt matter if one was a Democrat or a Republican. We are all Americans and we needed to see a Presidential who wasnt afraid of acting Presidential.
Now we have a recession going. It is important that we have a President who isnt afraid of being seen in public, a President that the people can be proud of. Personally, I dont want a President to be a “recluse” or a President who, upon going to the grocery line during the 1992 Presidental campaign said “I didnt know that they had these scanners”, lol, like the first President Bush did. That made him sound REALLY out of touch.
Barak O’bama has been anything BUT lazy in his first 6 months in office. Some may not agree with his politics. However the man gets out. And getting out is a way of “getting the pulse” of the American people.
As a sports fan myself, I like having a President who is into sports.
July 14th, 20098:17 pm
That was pretty cool – you could lip read Pujols saying “Wow” to the applause he got
July 14th, 20098:18 pm
Actually, just as big an ovation for Molina as for Pujols, believe it or not. Just no “M-V-P” chant.
July 14th, 20098:19 pm
it looks like RHR is ignoring your recent post about her shoes. I know that you just have her best interests at heart.
As usual Paul you are full of shat and not worthy of an explanation.
now THAT is one big ol’ flag.
July 14th, 20098:20 pm
How bout this fantasy deal to get the blood pumping?!?!
Yunel Escobar – SS
Tommy Hanson – SP
Cody Johnson – OF
Hanley Ramirez – SS
Andrew Miller – SP
Mike Stanton – OF
Marquis is a Deuche Bag
July 14th, 20098:21 pm
David O’Brien…………have you heard ANYTHING about when Omar Infante is slated to begin his Minor League rehab stint?
Hey, I missed them call the players’ names. TV’s on “more important” things right now…
Wow, so yer helping with the scoring, eh, Chief? Cool! Sorry…at first I thought you were just busting that guy’s chops…
Mixxo Poor Mac….they were like….Who?
(Carpe) You’re right cuz, that is my onliest concern.
July 14th, 20098:22 pm
Where are you sitting DOB? I would imagine the press box is pretty crowded. Do they just cram everyone in? How does it compare to say a Dice K vs. KK start in Boston?
July 14th, 20098:23 pm
Bill Clinton makes me laugh, he looks so high
David O’Brien…………..another question. How did the crowd “react” when President George W. Bush (the son) started speaking during the Presidents segment? On t.v. we cant see the reaction of the crowd.
July 14th, 20098:25 pm
Yeah – too bad my Cards didn’t pull the trigger for Soriano. Instead they have to use Ryan Franklin – ALL STAR – as their closer.
Say Ichiro was about to cry when he met the President? They will all be crying when he decides to cap their salary too. Wouldn’t be right just to cap some and not others, now would it?
Jerry…………….so are you of the mind that President O’bama “should not” be attending tonight’s game and throwing out the first pitch?
18 Wheels of Love
July 14th, 20098:26 pm
Politics suck but I do like Presidents being involved in baseball…so much so, I wish W had never got out of the Rangers organization.
DOB, I was hoping more for a Gonzo/Church package to Colorado for Spilborghs, Young jr, and Seth Smith…
July 14th, 20098:27 pm
Does the person writing the headline know something that we don’t concerning a Yunel trade?????
It’s front page stuff with that headline.
Could you imagine an OF of Stanton – LF, Schafer – CF, Heyward – RF WOW!
Bush looks like a monkey
July 14th, 20098:28 pm
DOB, what do the Braves think of Matt Young? I haven’t seen him in person. He has a decent average and 26 stolen bases. With the Braves being void of speed or power, I would think that they would have to begin looking real hard at him. Is he highly thought of? On the trade front, I would rather have JERRY MATHERS (YES! BEAVER CLEAVER), than I would Orlando Cabrera and Matt Holiday for Yunel Escobar and prospects. That is pure suicide. I would call 911 if Frank Wren pulled the trigger on that because he’d get raped.
Winterville, directly in middle of pressbox, front row. Pressbox is very high here, like it is in Pittsburgh.
Pressbox is full, but no more than for any playoff game. Once it’s full, it’s full. They cram a few more in for a playoff game, but auxilary pressbox is used for postseason and all-star games. So a bunch of writers are out there, down the third-base line up under the overhang of the third deck.
July 14th, 20098:29 pm
Will Obama have a teleprompter on the mound with him?
Can we get all this pre-game crap done and start the game?
You lucky duck, what i would do to be in your shoes
Mac’s standing behind Mariano, staring at his bald spot, no doubt.
I hear ya’ people came to watch the game
Bravesman, I’m guessing it would be racist if I said Obama looks like a monkey, right?
July 14th, 20098:30 pm
whatever you think
Nice. I guess being the President of the BBWAA has it’s perks huh?
Jay, I chuckled when I read your 8:20PM proposal. That’s the same reaction that Frank Wren wuold get from Florida. You wouldn’t get Hanley Ramirez for that package.
July 14th, 20098:31 pm
No Paul if I were prez I’d be there also
Sheryl looking, sounding great
July 14th, 20098:32 pm
She’s nailin the anthem – nice to see after so many slaughter it
July 14th, 20098:33 pm
Nice stance Sheryl.
Can’t see how Holliday for Escobar (and prospects) is anything but a total rip-off. Escobar is the better player, and now who plays SS? Plus Holliday would be a two-month rental, and we’d never sign him back. If they do let Escobar go, it would have to be for prospects (I’m talking Jair Jurrjens type, ready-for-prime-time type prospects). Otherwise its just silly to let go of a player with no apparent heir in the pipeline that is locked up at a VERY reasonable salary for the next couple of years. Unless they want to let Infante and Prado handle middle infield next year. Even then, it still would be stupid to trade a SS who hits and fields well and is locked up for the next few years for a 2-month rental who is essentially the same player but only an outfielder, and who will definitely not be back next year.
I personally could go an entire lifetime without ever seeibg, or hearing that loudmouth Obama!
July 14th, 20098:34 pm
should’ve read seeing…Opps!
The good news tonight is that McCann will be on a team with a realistic shot of scoring more than 2 runs and if the bullpen blows it, it won’t be Jeff Bennett standing on the mound when the game ends.
was there a coin toss btw carroll, schultz to see who goes to the allstar game or are you all there
Those Stealth fighters are pretty damn sinister and impressive. Look like the Batplane.
July 14th, 20098:35 pm
cabravesfan – so you have no issue with me suffering a violent death at Tom’s hands? And, as to the triangle, the point was that I see no need for a third to take Tom’s place in his absence. Where would we place him if he survives summer in the boonies?
If Escobar is traded you can bet your ass another ss will be coming back.
CAN WE PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT TRADES LETS JUST ENJOY THE GAME
July 14th, 20098:36 pm
And if I am dealing Esco, I would hope Halladay is involved!
Paul I was referring to the fact that You cant compliment one person without dogging someone else. One persons competence has nothing to do with anothers socalled lack of it.
July 14th, 20098:37 pm
Joebrave, you are right. You should also bet that it won’t be Orlando Cabrera playing shortstop in Atlanta.
Since we’ve covered the ground of how old Chuck Berry is (yikes!), now the important question …
Just how old is Sheryl Crow?
First time I went to a presidential event, it was in the middle of an Army base. There were gentlemen with high powered rifles with scopes atop every building surrounding the field where he spoke. And this was with the base already on lockdown with his visit.
A few years ago, a following president came to speak at the same base, but on a field very close to the front gate, in fact, within a Prince Fielder home run derby tater from it. There was an elementary school right by the boundary and the kids wanted to go outside to watch Marine 1 land a few hundred yards away. They got shooed back inside by the Secret Service.
Bravesman, GO enjoy the game then!
July 14th, 20098:38 pm
Stan “The Man” getting a huge round of applause. He’s their Hank.
Brightside……………if you want to see what would happen if there were no labor unions……if there were no labor laws………if there was no Food & Drug Administration……….if there was no minimum wage….etc…………just go read a few history books about how “labor” was treated in America back in the late 1800’s/early 1900’s.
Here is an example: Let’s say you was working on a meat cutting line at a slaughter house. Those lines can move pretty fast. Standing on your feet all day, with no breaks, wasnt easy for workers back then. Then, let’s say that while putting meat into the slicer, you accidentally cut your finger off and your finger fell into the grinder. The manager of the plant would pull you out of the line, fire your A$$, and get some poor slob off the street to work in your place who didnt mind working 16 hours a day with no breaks. No unemployment, no health care, no worker’s compensation…..nothing. And to top it off, the grinder that the “sliced finger fell into”, would continue to grind the meat and the meat with the “grinded up finger” would be sold to the public.
Greedy CEOs care nothing about “family values” or paying “fair wages”. Many Republicans bemoan unions and big labor. However, given the “track record” of Big Business and the greed that runs rampant throughout the corporate world………I dont blame labor unions for getting what they can for their workers.
A big reason why we are in this current recession is because of the GREED of the corporate world. Sure, many of you like to poke fun at those getting mortgages when they couldnt afford it. However, poor people didnt just go to the bank and strong arm the loan officers into giving them loans with no down payments……..those in charge did it willingly, out of pure GREED.
Pujols says, Stang the mang…
EveryDay, OH but NO NO NO NO now way on Cabrera!
July 14th, 20098:39 pm
Only liked Sheryl Crow while she was dating Lance.
Bravesman, most of us couldn’t care less about the all-star game.
Rockin the Sox jersey. Chump
Okay. Just re-read the beginning of DOB’s blog. Holliday AND Cabrera for Escobar and prospects. And DOB says no truth to the rumor, which is good because it STILL would be a stupid trade. Only reason to trade a player like Esco (who’s been the best position player on the team not named Chipper or McCann) is to try to get younger (and cheaper) so that we can keep this starting rotation together and at least resign Soriano, while hoping that Prado and Infante can hold together the middle infield and some of the OF prospects can come up next year and hit well (not hard to beat Garret, Frenchy, and Kelly J’s combined production over the first half).
Gotta a real feeling that Escobar will not be in the Atl come Friday!
July 14th, 20098:40 pm
I LOVE THE BOOS!!! HAHAHA! They didn’t even show the pitch, just him throwing like a girl.
I would like Cheryl, Crow any way I could get her! nude preferrably!
July 14th, 20098:41 pm
Escobar Rocks, I am with you on that. I come to this blog for Braves talk. I watched a few minutes of the lame home run exhibition last night and was reminded of why I don’t care for the ALL HYPE FESTIVITIES. Of course, it was on HYPE Network. Chris Berman is a joke. I wonder when FOX will ever develop another announcing team besides Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. Every time I look at McCarver all I can think about is: “You’re a real man, Deon.”
Seems so unusual, seeing the President in running shoes, jeans and a White Sox jacket, jogs out to the mound. He gave Albert a shake-and-hug greeting after he shook hands with all the Cardinals luminaries.
July 14th, 20098:42 pm
This is such BS…start the FRAKING game already!
It’s a fraking exhibition yet it means so much to the teams in the playoffs. Bud is an EPIC fail and the sooner he gets gone the better!
Cards fans are a bunch of MORONS who instead of showing FAVORITISM should have voted for the BETTER player, Brian McCann to start at catcher for the NL, b/c that gives the NL a better chance to win.
As a Braves fan, when I vote, I don’t vote “all Braves” b/c that isn’t right. I vote for the deserving Braves. I voted for Brian. I thought that Brian should have started, and that Chipper and Yunel are NO WORST than 3rd best at their respective positions in the NL this season so they should have been subs.
All star game – Fans should take a baseball IQ test before being allowed to vote, all there is to it!
Now we’ve gotta fraking wait until late in the game, maybe if BRIAN is lucky he gets an AB. That fat old Braves hater Charlie Manuel won’t put him in earlier to get more AB’s b/c he has anti-Braves bias.
Lemme see, Trade 1.
“Gotta a real feeling that Escobar will not be in the Atl come Friday!”
I hope you are wrong unless there are multiple elite prospects (including a shortstop prospect) coming back in return.
July 14th, 20098:43 pm
Buck and McCarver are right up there with Miller and Morgan as the worst announcing teams in the history of baseball. They should let Vin Sculley broadcast this game and the world series. He is the absolute best!
Then Vazquez to Milwaukee for
A.Escobar, and C.Hart
I did not like the angle that Fox used to show Obama throwing the first pitch. On espn.com’s “play the streak” game, there was a choice between 1. Obama’s throw hitting the ground before hitting Pujols’ glove…..or…….2. Obama’s throw hittting Pujols’ glove first. It was hard to tell from the angle Fox used to show Obama throwing out the first pitch.
I just check and found I got it correct. So I assume that the throw hit Pujols’ glove first. Just would like to have seen the camera angle behind the President looking directly at Pujols.
NO MORE BOBBY
Our President has so much control over the media that it looks as if he had them not show where his pitch landed. I give him credit for showing up with his SOX jacket on though. The Cardinal fans didnt seem to like that. I guess he does have some balls after all.
July 14th, 20098:44 pm
Man, just start the game! I can stay up all night long but I would imagine there are kids that would like to see the end of the game. This thing’s on pace for a midnight finish.
Actually, he greeted Pujols and THEN he went down the line with the former Cards’ stars
But then, getting the facts straight hasnt ever been some people’s strong point
DOB Those Stealth fighters are pretty [dang] sinister and impressive.
Those things are SWEET!! Wicked cool…
The Braves won’t be trading Yunel for a pitcher. That is the ONE thing they don’t need.
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