3:47 pm July 21, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 22nd, 20094:09 am
Human Decency Indeed — Since this is your “first” post evidently ( even though I know your probably COACH just changing his name ) I will merely say that I will blog here for as long as I wish. I have listened to several years of COACH’s crap and trust me, he has showed no restraint whatsoever over the course of his time here. So unless you want to pick up the argument with me and take COACH’s side — which would be a bad blog move — I suggest you just leave this between me and COACH .
Frank from KS (now living in CO)
July 22nd, 20094:11 am
Well….I haven’t been here long enough to like it or hate it. I’ve been in the Colorado Springs area on summer vacations and have been through Colorado once or twice but never have been here to live up til now.
Been on the cog train that goes up Pikes Peak two, three times and really liked it. Kansas will always be home to me….and hopefully, someday, I can move back….but one thing I like about Colorado over Kansas is…Colorado has just straight heat….whereas Kansas has the heat PLUS the humdity.
Sister in Denver, eh? That’s cool. She single? (LOL….j/k)
I have a cousin and his wife that live in Colorado Springs. He works for the army as a civilian now, but at one point, was stationed over in Ireland. His wife is from there. She’s pretty much lost all her accent but still a pretty cool woman.
July 22nd, 20094:16 am
And another thing there “Human Decency” — the correct spelling would be “various”. Because “adults” are supposed to know how to spell. Now that we have that corrected …………………….
Acting like a man would also include using your regular blog name and not changing it to make comments that you don’t wont attached to your “avatar”.
Of course since you are probably COACH and had just said that you would never respond to me again I guess you would have to hide behind another name. Otherwise you would prove that nothing you say really means anything. LOL
July 22nd, 20094:27 am
July 22nd, 20094:28 am
Andrew in P-tang………….I’m not the one who is being paid millions of dollars to manhandle his fastball. Those who are paid to do that…….would do PRECISELY that.
Why even bring up the fact that I cant hit Tom Glavine? I’m not the one he would need to get out. I’m not the one who would cost the Braves wins if Tom Glavine was added to the roster. The Braves could care less about the fact that I cant hit Tom Glavine. I mean, come on…….do you really think that the fact that Tom Glavine could strike me out is anything to “brag about”?
July 22nd, 20094:29 am
Just remember, you asked for it.
Bobby’s managerial record in the regular season:
2375 wins and 1900 losses. (.555 winning percentage)
First round of playoff’s. 6-5 with a record of 28-17 (.622 winning percentage)
LCS Championship’s. 5-5 with a record of 30-31 (.491 losing percentage)
World Series 1-4. With a record of 11-18 (.379 losing percentage)
Spin it anyway you want, Cox gets worse when the competition gets better.
more bobby bashing from chipper jones:
“It’s a combination of a couple of things,” third baseman Chipper Jones said. “Obviously, Prado is one, being able to move him to the two-hole and move Escobar down to an RBI spot, where he seems to prosper. I think you see us hitting better as a unit, basically because you got some guys out of the lineup who were struggling and got some guys in who aren’t struggling. It’s real simple.”
“Now you’re looking at a pitcher having to work hard 1 through 8 [against Braves hitters], as opposing to getting a hitter off to catch their breath,” said Jones, contrasting that to the situation earlier this season. “Kelly was struggling at the top of the order, Frenchy was struggling in the middle of the order, [Jordan] Schafer at the bottom, and then the pitcher.
“That’s four spots where a pitcher could catch his breath. Now they can’t do that.”
July 22nd, 20094:31 am
At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.
July 22nd, 20094:33 am
A stupid person should keep silent. But if he knew this, he would not be a stupid person.
First, God created idiots. That was just for practice. Then He created school boards.
July 22nd, 20094:34 am
Frank — yes she is recently single and she’s pretty hot too. ( Yeah Yeah go ahead with the southern brother/sister jokes ) But you will never meet here LOLOL.
The lack of humidity there is crazy compared to here in GA. Even in the winter you can feel the difference b/c the air doesn’t “stick” to you as much and even 32 degrees doesn’t feel as cold.
The one thing I never used to miss was the day after Christmas sales at the Denver malls. They would slash stuff down to nothing, I once bought a $600 leather coat for $125, and the shirts and sweaters were like 80 percent off. I usually got a $1000 worth of winter clothes that you couldn’t buy in Atlanta for $250. One year I even had to buy an extra suit case to fly back home with. LOL
July 22nd, 20094:35 am
Guns have little or nothing to do with juvenile violence. The causes of youth violence are working parents who put their kids into daycare, the teaching of evolution in the schools, and working mothers who take birth control pills.
July 22nd, 20094:37 am
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
July 22nd, 20094:38 am
Then there’s politics. Just imagine politics with its dumbbell element subtracted. There would be no Republican candidates. There would be no Democratic voters. The whole system would collapse.
At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols
The power of stupidity
July 22nd, 20094:41 am
It is not difficult to understand how social, political, and institutional power enhances the damaging potential of a stupid person. But one still has to explain and understand what essentially it is that makes a stupid person dangerous to other people — in other words, what constitutes the power of stupidity.
Essentially, stupid people are dangerous and damaging because reasonable people find it difficult to imagine and understand unreasonable behaviour. An intelligent person may understand the logic of a bandit. The bandit’s actions follow a pattern of rationality: nasty rationality, if you like, but still rationality. The bandit wants a plus on his account. Since he is not intelligent enough to devise ways of obtaining the plus as well as providing you with a plus, he will produce his plus by causing a minus to appear on your account. All this is bad, but it is rational and if you are rational you can predict it. You can foresee a bandit’s actions, his nasty manoeuvres and ugly aspirations and often can build up your defenses.
With a stupid person, all this is absolutely impossible as explained by the Third Basic Law. A stupid creature will harass you for no reason, for no advantage, without any plan or scheme and at the most improbable times and places. You have no rational way of telling if and when and how and why the stupid creature attacks. When confronted with a stupid individual you are completely at his mercy. Because the stupid person’s actions do not conform to the rules of rationality, it follows that:
a) one is generally caught by surprise by the attack; b) even when one becomes aware of the attack, one cannot organize a rational defense, because the attack itself lacks any rational structure.
The fact that the activity and movements of a stupid creature are absolutely erratic and irrational not only makes defense problematic but it also makes any counter-attack extremely difficult — like trying to shoot at an object which is capable of the most improbable and unimaginable movements. This is what both Dickens and Schiller had in mind when the former stated that “with stupidity and sound digestion man may front much” and the latter wrote that “against stupidity the very Gods fight in vain.”
July 22nd, 20096:00 am
Go back to videotape from that year — they called it a forkball he was experimenting with . Remember it like it was yesterday. Doesn’t matter what it was — it was a terrible pitch that he didn’t learn from his mistake in Los Angeles to Mondesi. – The A Bomb
“Who gives a @!$#, it’s gone” – Major League(1989)
July 22nd, 20096:02 am
I guess someone is going to be highly disappointed when they try to post again and find out that they have been banned. LOL
July 22nd, 20096:55 am
Just had an interesting text message conversation with my “insider” with the Braves. Basically we both hold about the same opinion.
== Norton is going to be released soon as KJ and Infante both will be coming back to the team.
== Yunel’s production in the middle of the lineup has cooled the rush to get a right handed power bat
== Still might be looking at the White Sox for either Dye or Konerko, still listening to possible interest from the A’s about trading Holliday. Chances of anything happening are 50/50.
== If a trade happens at all it will probably include KJ, if it happens with the A’s it might also include Garrett Anderson, as he is a West Coast guy from the AL.
== Hudson will be coming into the bullpen when he returns, basically following the John Smoltz philosophy that relieving is less stressful on the arm. Huddy will be a nice addition to the middle of the bullpen as he gives Cox one more veteran to go to. He might also be able to make a spot start should a starter need to skip one for any reason.
== We both agree that the Braves might have the most flexible lineup in the league due to having two of the absolute best “utility” guys in Prado and Infante, having Diaz ,Church, and McLouth who can play any outfield positions, possibly having 2 relievers in Medlen and Hudson who have starter ability, and having 2 seasoned righty/lefty closers that Bobby can interchange based on the need. Throw in Conrad and you can see where the Braves have the best “match up” ability in the NL when all of these parts come together on the roster.
It’s going to be a good second half for the Braves !! Go Bravos !!!
p.s. == And finally that neither of us really has a clue what will happen since neither of us is really involved in any of the this stuff anyway. But we both agree that we wont be shocked by anything that Frank Wren does, he is proving to be quite a go getter with a good sense of what will work for the Braves.
i cant take it anymore
July 22nd, 20096:57 am
man, I missed Forrest Gump Part 2. Doesn’t sound as heart warming as the first film
July 22nd, 20096:59 am
Just looking at the stat lines of KK and Lowe. This may shock people, especially the KK haters, but KK has actually outpitched the staff ace. Go take a look. In almost every category KK has slightly better numbers including ERA, WHIP, and BAA. In his last 10 starts he is 3-2 with a 3.13 ERA. Can’t do much better than that folks.
July 22nd, 20097:16 am
At least Colorado lost. 3 Back of the wild card. Chasing only 2 teams (Colorado and SF). Tied with 3 (Cubs, Astros, Brewers).
July 22nd, 20097:17 am
July 22nd, 20097:22 am
EVERYONE on the staff has outpitched the “ace”. KK, Hanson, Jurrjens, and Vazquez. They’ve all been better than the 36-year old junk pitcher we over-payed for and call our ace.
July 22nd, 20097:34 am
All the fans that whine about the Braves TV commentators should be forced to sit through a Giants broadcast. MLB Extra Innings has their free preview ending tonight and last night I was forced to watch the Giants broadcast. I got excited beforehand because Extra Innings was scheduled to show the pre and postgame show as well. I was very dismayed when I found out it was the SF pregame and postgame.
Krukow and the PBP guy were horrible, although they did show ove for McCann. They felt sorry for him after the foul ball threatened to prune his family tree. Krukow said “We tip our “cup” to you”. Overall it was a terribly boring broadcast.
July 22nd, 20097:59 am
Oh, and in case you missed my rec the other night: go see The Hurt Locker. Probably the best movie I’ve seen this year, and one of the best three or four war movies I’ve seen in a quarter-century.
Come on DOB, I was telling people about The Hurt Locker last week and most recently mentioned it on Saturday.
If any of you see it and enjoy it as you should, well, you’re wlecome.
Don’t listen to DOB.
And also, Wilco’s last great album was Summerteeth. It’s Summerteeth and Being There as far as I’m concerned. The rest are self-consious art country alternative experimental folk bulls*.
Steve in OH
July 22nd, 20098:12 am
I can’t wait to see Tim Lincecum in tight leather britches tonight!
July 22nd, 20098:14 am
Joe and Boog have a great rapport. I love listening to them. It’s obvious they enjoy announcing together and do a great job. Some complain about Joe Simpson but I’ll bet the same people also complain anytime they listen to anyone who knows what they’re talking about and isn’t afraid to have an opinion.
Coach (2010 or Bust)
July 22nd, 20098:21 am
Well Steve, Jurrjens had better bring his “A” game tonight. He is gonna need it.
July 22nd, 20098:36 am
Joe is a very good annoucer, however sometimes Boog seems a little well not so smart. At least on 3 occasions this year Joe has mentioned a movie or TV show he likes,and Boog has carried on about how great it is. However when Joe has asked about his favorite part Boog has had to admit hes never seen it. This irratates me but also cracks me up.
July 22nd, 20098:42 am
That’s a fair point. My point is that people trash KK and say that he was a terrible signing but for a guy that is only making $8M compared to Lowe’s $15M, we are getting our moneys worth from a guy who could easily have 8-9 wins if he had gotten any kind of run support.
July 22nd, 20098:43 am
I get the Giants broadcasts, and their announcers are terrible. Worst of the Fox types. Too much about the people in the stands, little about the other team. The worst was when they kept referring to Robert Fick as “Vick” a few years back. I’m sure they thought they were hilarious.
I’m hoping people are going a bit more easy on Bobby Cox since he did shuffle the lineup to this much more successful version. Yes, I know. It took long enough.
Escobar should get more slack as well. Tantrums aside, he’s a guy in the clubhouse who just wants to win above all else. My only problem with him is the injuries.
Todays game should be a low scoring affair. And unfortuntely tonite there will probably be alot of bloggers on here that will start bashing the Braves O again without taking into consideration thet’re facing the best pitcher in the game. Just like the night Escobar missed that sign and everybody was calling for him to be traded. then the next night he has a three hit night and those same people were saying hes the best SS around.
July 22nd, 20098:44 am
Just my luck every year I come down from Chicago with my family to Turner Field and one of my favorite players is either hurt or gets hurt right before we get there. Anybody hear any updates on McLOUTH? We’ll be at Thursday’s day game so hopefully he’s in there because I have a feeling McCANN will be sitting so it will be a weaker line-up already.
You don’t have to sweep every series, you just need to win every series. They’re doing it now. If they can continue to take 2 of 3, or 3 of 4 the rest of the way, they’ll make the playoffs and might just win the division.
July 22nd, 20098:46 am
I think you are a little misguided about saying Wilco’s new album is their best in a long time. Sky Blue Sky was a very good album. It contained numerous songs that were on point. I haven’t listened to the new one enough yet to let it wear on me, but it is good on the first couple listens. But don’t discredit Sky Blue Sky and its goodness.
July 22nd, 20098:56 am
Tomahawk1310, Bowman said he should be ok for Wed.
July 22nd, 20098:57 am
Nervous about tonight’s game…hopefully it won’t kill our momentum! Not to mention Lincecum just flat out creeps me out…
Dude’s hair is longer than mine…and appears to be layered, no less.
July 22nd, 20098:58 am
I am going into tonight’s game expecting a loss. You pretty much have to considering that it’s The Freak they are facing. I won’t be too upset about it because tomorrow we have KK going against Zito who has been very inconsistent. Taking 3 of 4 from the Giants would be a major accomplishment. Something I didn’t think they could do in all honesty.
July 22nd, 20099:00 am
Dang them Fillies! At least the Rockies lost–Braves are only 3 back in the WC standings!
That’s prob’ly been brought up already, huh?
July 22nd, 20099:04 am
Thanks for the update CB. I’m a McCLOUTH and Chipper fan so was a little upset when I watched him cringe after that swing last night but he stayed in there for one more inning so didn’t think it could be that serious. It’s usually Chipper who’s hurt when we come down there(knock on wood) and my kids are always asking if Chipper’s playing and I tell them no and they’ve come to expect it the last couple years to not see him in there. Hopefully we can see a healthy line-up Thursday.
July 22nd, 20099:12 am
Come on, you cann refresh! I know you cann!
July 22nd, 20099:14 am
See, what’d I tell ya? All the posts that came after 8:46 have returned!
July 22nd, 20099:15 am
Andy C “”I am going into tonight’s game expecting a loss.”"
Andy, have you ever thought about writing a book on positive thinking?
July 22nd, 20099:18 am
JJ finally has a chance to get some recognition tonight facing Lincecum. He’s been a stud thus far this year.
July 22nd, 20099:21 am
McFann, I know you are a happy young lady this morning. Your man looked good last night. Andy C, ????
July 22nd, 20099:26 am
I think they call him “The Freak” because of his white trash mullet.
July 22nd, 20099:31 am
I sure am! He look great last night! Struck out swinging in his last AB, but hey, when you knock in four runs with a double and a homer, and walk twice ( ), how cann a fann complain about a K with no one on base? Besides, this time last year he had 42 K’s…still not a ton.
He may be finding that power-stroke again! And if he is, perhaps we cann expect some homers outside of Turner Field and Citizen’s Bank Park!
And that RBI double gave him 11 go-ahead hits! Don’t think that leads the team, but it’s not bad.
Anyway, the Braves are winning, everybody’s hitting, the pitching’s been solid, the defense has been spectacular of late, and we’re 2 games over .500…all is well in Braves Nation.
July 22nd, 20099:35 am
Oh, and a little note here I forgot to mention last night: That homer was BMac’s 80th of his career! If he gets on a serious roll, we may see number 100 before the season ends.
July 22nd, 20099:38 am
I think we’ll win tonight. Lincecum’s due for a bad outing. Of course, if he had a streak of bad outings going I’d also predict a win citing his bad streak. It’s the Lake Woebegone theory of starting pitching streaks.
July 22nd, 20099:39 am
How about this future lineup against lefties
We would have Kotch, Loaf, and Churchie to pinch hit if a RH reliever came in
July 22nd, 20099:40 am
man great game last night, I just hope McCann got the opportunity to ice down his marbles…that was freaking brutal.
July 22nd, 20099:41 am
I wouldn’t give up on tonight’s game too soon. The way we’ve been playing lately might give Lincecum something to think about. He may think that he has to be better than he is to get us out and then makes one or two mistakes. I hope this nice run we are on does not give FW any ideas though. Just stand pat – don’t mortgage our future away on a couple of “almost or never-wases” for a couple of months. As an earlier post indicated, we have a nice mix with Yunel being in the heart of it. Leave well enough alone. Let’s see what they can do now that most are relatively healthy. Go Bravos!!
My only observations are that it seems that we started winning when KJ and Franceour stropped playing. I don’t care what they have done in other uniforms, but they are not in the major league lineup.
Fire Bobby and Fire Pendleton. (and they are still winning – with them gone, we might make it to October this year) It won’t happen but I wanted to say it before they lose one. GO BRAVES
It was probably mentioned late last night, but just in case: On Baseball Tonight, three of the top six web gems were Braves — the incredible double play, plus Escobar’s barehaded field-and-throw on the big bounce, and Kotchman’s diving stop on the line.
Damn, Escobar was incredible last night in the field.
Not bad, though I still don’t think BMac should bat cleanup against lefties…not with the way he’s hit them this year.
July 22nd, 20099:42 am
AndyC-Im assuming the “C” doesn’t stand for Carnegie and that you’re nit a relative of Dale or a proponent of “The Power of Positive Thinking”?
July 22nd, 20099:44 am
PWHjort I think we’ll win tonight. Lincecum’s due for a bad outing. Of course, if he had a streak of bad outings going I’d also predict a win citing his bad streak.
Haha, yeah, that’s always the way it goes…
That’s great! Chipper made a nice play on a Renteria grounder, too, but those three they showed were the best. Escobar was outstanding, and Kotchy is always fun to watch on defense.
July 22nd, 20099:46 am
PWH-Exactly why does it matter who the “Ace” is. Even at $15 million, Lowe is NOT overpaid. Paying him in the$18- $20 million range (which is what true Aces make) would be overpayment.
Considering the way the starting rotation has pitched this season and paticularly the past two weeks (10 quality starts out of 12 games) should have us all ecstatic and not griping about supposed inadequacies.
pryguy: it’s entirely subjective, of course, as are any musical/movie opinions. But to me, it’s not even close. While Sky Blue Sky had some well-written songs, I just found it to be a bit boring. I want my Wilco to be a little more rockin’ than that. The new album is outstanding.
July 22nd, 20099:50 am
I think all the comments about how impossible or even just difficult to catch the Phillies it will be are a little silly. Before this torrid run, the Phils were barely better than .500. It is absurd to think the Phils will continue to play this well, since their pitching really has been the cause of their current streak, and it seems unlikely they can continue this form indefinitely. Also, you would like to think that winning 14 out of 15 games would open up more of a lead for any team than 1.5 games, which is what they’ve gained on the Braves since the start of the year. The Braves have weathered this streak as much as possible and have definitively shown that they can beat the Phillies in at least 4 of 6 remaining match-ups. Plus, we have the stellar pitching that when combined with decent hitting (to say nothing of our line-up scoring more runs than any other team during the Phillies streak including the Phillies) that allows for sustained success, and once the Phills cool off, they may find it difficult to keep pace with the Braves. We have seen 6 game leads evaporate in 2 weeks in the past – all this Phillies “running away with the division” jargon seems like wishful thinking and denial of the Braves obvious improvement. The Phils won’t make it easy, but anyone who thinks the division is locked up, I’m sorry to say, is rather foolish. I would like to think that a team who won 14 consecutive division titles would get a little more respect than the media in general seems to want to show them, considering our roster now looks very similar to many of the Braves teams during our run in terms of strengths and weaknesses. The Braves will make waves this year, I am confident about that, and to me, the division is more than within reach.
July 22nd, 20099:52 am
*ahem – that should have read “opened up 1.5 games since the start of the Phils current run” etc.
July 22nd, 20099:54 am
Um…OK, watch this recap of last night’s game.
Now, someone please tell me…what the heck is he talkin’ about 1 minute and 33 seconds into it? I am totally at a loss there.
July 22nd, 20099:55 am
What a great game last night! It is so much fun to have the Braves actually playing well as a team for more than 2 games at a time.
As DOB just stated, Yunel looked All World last night. I really hope this little bump in the road for him will be the push he needs to take his attitude and game to the next level.
He appears to have all the ability of an All Star, if he can focus on the right things, he just may make it.
No reason to mess with a batting order that is clicking, but I am starting to believe Yunel might ought to be in the 3 spot with Chipper at 4 and McCann at 5.
Bobby tried moving Chipper to 4 with Mclouth in the 3 spot and it didn’t work but with Yunel it might..
DOB, any thoughts what might happen on Saturday when KJ can come off the DL? He has been raking at AAA….
Two things….Churchie stings the ball almost every time up. He might hit it right to someone but he doesn’t get cheated and doesn’t flail like the Frenchman…..we need to root for the Phils over the Cubs, the Cubbies will be in the WC hunt until the end while gaining 7 on the Phils is too tough a task
July 22nd, 20099:57 am
McFann: My girlfriend saw McCann last night and said he looks like a child molester. She said that or he should be in the movie “Psycho.”
I couldn’t stop laughing. Those glasses need to go, apparently.
July 22nd, 20099:58 am
Mitchell: Your opinion of Wilco is laughable (but that’ s just my opinion, of course).
And as for The Hurt Locker — sorry if I didn’t respond (or even see) your recommendation before I actually saw the movie. But I read a couple reviews of it a few weeks ago. My man, it wasn’t a secret that it was coming out and had received killer reviews, know what I mean? The movie began appearing at major film festivals around the world last September, and was in a few major U.S. cities on June 26.
Slugger - theweeklyscene.com
Hopefully the ‘Trade Yunel’ crap will go away now… that would be nice.
Cory Harrilchak (fmrly Elon Phoenix) is hitting over .333 and in the 4-hole for Danville.
July 22nd, 20099:59 am
Thanks for mentioning the Web Gems, DOB, I missed that. Here’s a link to the top 5 (Kotchman’s didn’t make it) http://myespn.go.com/blogs/sweetspot/0-4-83/Video–BBTN-Web-Gems–July-21.html
DOB have you watched True Blood any? Didn’t know if you caught the First season last year.
July 22nd, 200910:00 am
Flange1, it won’t surprise me if KJ is traded. The difficulty is getting something of equal value for a player who might — might — end up being a solid hitter, if he ever becomes more consistent.
July 22nd, 200910:01 am
Tommy My girlfriend saw McCann last night and said he looks like a child molester.
Ha! Don’t know about that, but the “Psycho” thing…
(Actually, I had a creepy dream about Soriano with the Psycho music playing in the background a year or so ago…)
Those glasses need to go, apparently.
Haha, yeah…but another Lasik surgery makes me nervous…
July 22nd, 200910:02 am
GboroBravo, I still haven’t seen True Blue, but I keep meaning to check it out at OnDemand. Just haven’t had time.
Meanwhile, Rescue Me has never been better. And the new season of Entourage got off to a great start Sunday. E, you gotta go with Sloan. Smokin’ hot.
July 22nd, 200910:05 am
Lentz: Well said at 1:30 a.m., regarding the reasoning for signing Kawakami, etc. (Although I did suggest they sign Ibanez early last offseason, that was before his price tag rose. I certainly didn’t think he’d do what he’s done, but I thought he’d be a high-average guy who’d hit 30-35 doubles and 20-25 homers, based on what he’d done so consistently in Seattle.)
Thanks for the link! Those were some really good plays! Though, of course, I’d have switched numbers one and two.
I’m still creeped out by the comment made at 1 min., 33 sec. of my link…
July 22nd, 200910:08 am
Fair enough. Just think you undervalue Sky Blue Sky as an album. Need to give Wilco the album more of a listen, but I did think many of the songs on Sky Blue Sky were kick-ass. Like you said, completely subjective.
July 22nd, 200910:10 am
DOB – Have you been watching The Real World Cancun? It’s off the hook!!!
July 22nd, 200910:11 am
I believe they are going to start showing the first season of Sons of Anarchy on FX soon following up to the 2nd season premiere. I’ve caught a couple shows and I really liked it.
Steve in NC
July 22nd, 200910:15 am
DOB, if I were Frank Wren, I’d be trying to move KJ for another bullpen arm rather than a bat. Gonzo, Moylan, and O’Flaherty need some relief of their own. Maybe they can stand pat and Hudson will be that bullpen arm for the rest of the year. Logan has looked decent, but Acosta can be a gas-can. Maybe when Hudson comes back, they option Medlen to get him back in the AAA rotation?
July 22nd, 200910:16 am
Sons of Anarchy season 2 will premiere Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 p.m.
July 22nd, 200910:17 am
Well, I don’t know what to say other than: Braves Lose Tonight! Lincecum will throw 8 shut out innings.
July 22nd, 200910:19 am
The real test to see if this team is playoff worthy is whether or not they beat Lincecum tonight. Anyone can beat the not so good pitchers, but you have to be able to beat the great pitchers in order to win in the playoffs. I mean, we were rolling right along against the Mets until we faced Santana, then won the next game. We need to win tonight to prove we can win in the playoffs if we make it.
July 22nd, 200910:20 am
SanFranFan, you said the same crap last night and the Braves dominated your weak ass Giants. Keep it up and it will happen again.
As soon as Carlyle comes back he’ll resume his role as the long man and Medlen can go back to AAA to work on what he was ment to be, a starter. The Braves have already stated they plan to use Hudson as a starter. 6 man rotation?? I don’t know, too many guys for 5 spots. This is a problem, but a good one at that. Starting pitching wins the playoffs boys. I hope the offense keeps it going…
LMAO! Noah should definitely be embarrassed. Tootsie frootsie ice cream??? WTF? I don’t think ESPN’s gonna be asking him to do SC anytime soon.
McFann @ 9:54 -
Get in the ice cream, the tootsie frootsie ice cream? Of course I have no idea what that means…
July 22nd, 200910:22 am
DOB, great blog – i have been reading now for a couple of months and i love my daily dose of braves news here in DC. i’ve got a general baseball question for you – on the outfield scoreboard that shows other games in progress, what are those numbers to the left of each team’s name (i.e. 56 Nationals, or 32 Cubs)?
Flange1, it won’t surprise me if KJ is traded.
So much for the Kelly interviews. hee hee…
July 22nd, 200910:24 am
SanFranFan, Just keep talking, the Braves, as you saw last night, let their bats do the talking
July 22nd, 200910:26 am
Kelly for a reliever sounds great, but who’s all avalible?? I’m gonna research that…
July 22nd, 200910:27 am
Confidence is high, don’t be surprised to see the Braves beat Lincecum tonight. 3 behind in the WC chase, definitely winnable. The only change I would like to see is Norton released when Infante and K. Johnson are ready to return.
July 22nd, 200910:29 am
DOB- The boys just need to get to the park and play like a carp would. And I too thought Joba was a Yankee.
Original Jon: Damn, that’s a pretty severe pass-or-fail test, don’t you think? When you consider Lincecum is 7-1 with a 1.39 ERA in his past 11 starts, with 93 strikeouts and 19 walks in 84-1/3 innings. And that’s 11 consecutive quality starts. And he’s 5-0 with a 1.76 ERA in his past nine road starts.
July 22nd, 200910:37 am
Original John, I really could not disagree. I think the “real test” was whether the Braves could come out and take a series against the then leaders in the WC standings. And the Braves have played perfect baseball, putting themselves in a great position to take the series–even if they drop a game where the odds are against them (re: tonight). The mark of a good team is winning the games they are supposed to, and playing competitive baseball in the ones they are not.
Tonight, the matchup favors the Giants. But the series right now favors the Braves. I wouldn’t expect them to win tonight, but I’d be surprised if they don’t put up a good fight. But I do expect them to beat Zito should they lose. And that is the real “test”.
July 22nd, 200910:38 am
Haha I meant, “Could not disagree more”
July 22nd, 200910:40 am
atlbravesfan44 I don’t think ESPN’s gonna be asking him to do SC anytime soon.
Haha, that’s for sure!
Tootsie frootsie ice cream. Yeah, that has to be the most bizarre thing I’ve ever heard come out of a sports-dude’s mouth. That surpasses Chip’s, “If he’d have had another biscuit for breakfast that would have been in the bullpen!” comment.
Exactly: with Lincecum on the mound it is a given win against the braves. Matter of fact, every time he’s pitched against them, he has won! Pretty amazing for the Freak.
July 22nd, 200910:41 am
If the players feel the same way most of you do about tonites game then they won’t win. I expect them to win and I hope they expect to win too.
Steve in NC: I think Braves might be leaning in that direction — reliever for KJ.
July 22nd, 200910:42 am
lincecum pitching tonight increases the possibility that Robert will be back on the blog tomorrow.
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