3:38 pm July 24, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
July 26th, 20091:04 pm
Braves73-How about if I change “meaningless move” to a “move of not very great significance”? That better? I just think WAY too much time effort and space have been taken up with a move that really won’t make much of a difference one way or another. Just what you or Paul (and some others) have said is probably more time devoted to the move than Brooks Conrad put into it himself.
The Bird and Indian
Lew: Does it matter if he is overachieving? I couldn’t care less if he is overachieving. All I know is he has been doing good THIS year. Norton should have been gone. Brooks would get more than 3 at bats a week. He was getting a start a week and pinch hitting every other game or so. When Brooks started struggling then you make the move. We don’t know if he was overachieving but he was performing well RIGHT now and that’s what matters. I’m a fan of Bobby (usually) and I think Wren has done great. So I’m not always whining but I think this sent a bad message to minor leaguers that if you come up and play hard and perform we are still going to call up the veteran that’s struggling to give him another chance. It is a minor move but it still has its affect.
July 26th, 20091:05 pm
I sure wouldn’t want Ryan Howard stepping on my foot. Talk about trifled toes……
July 26th, 20091:06 pm
Shirley – be careful what you ask for! I might end up eating some of your relatives.
July 26th, 20091:07 pm
Lew– Monk is a great show. And he rubs off on you. When I go the the health club and get around to the free weights room, I spend all my time between sets straightening out the racks. I feel like I can not lift well when things are not in order. The worst offenders are actually the trainers. They constantly leave weights on the floor, on the machines and bars, and in the wrong spots on the racks. I remember how unfair it seemed to me when I was recovering from injuries or surgery or especially to the women in the club when they find 45 pounders left for them to move. So Monk is an inspiration. He has to have things in order. Which is why he detects the criminal by finding things out of order.
July 26th, 20091:10 pm
Bird and Indian-Like I said, I would have kept him and sent Norton out-especially with the acquisition of Church which gives us the other half of the RF platoon as PHers -not to mention Kelly being back up to provide a LH bat off of the bench. I just don’t see it as being a big deal. Yes he hit well, but in the overall scheme of things, taking into account his entire body of work, it was not going to continue. Like I said-4,000 At bats compared to 32. Dude is a marginal player at best.
July 26th, 20091:11 pm
Another day, another embarrassing story for Mets fans.
A bonus to being a team under the radar of the media is that when we suck, at least we don’t become the laughing stock of the national sports media.
Rodney-Know what you mean. Every time I go to the local Indie record store, I spend half the time straightening the cd;s.
July 26th, 20091:12 pm
I think the big reason people are upset about Brooks getting sent down (other than the fact that Norton is terrible right now) is that he is a spunky player who gives it all. He has fire and is exciting to watch. My beloved Braves have forever been one of the most boring teams to watch. Whenever a player comes along and shows a whole lotta heart, they stand out from the pack. They become a fan favorite and someone you root for in every at bat.
I liked what he brought to the table. He had versatility being a switch hitter and didnt have stone hands at second. (and it was cool to see a guy play with no gloves, wristbands, armbands, tape, ROBOCOP arm protector, like the old days.) He was one little spark that made this team a little more enjoyable to watch. Hopefully he will be back soon.
July 26th, 20091:17 pm
I should have put showcased in quotation marks governor
Well-In the end, it is what is is and ain’t what it ain’t. OHHHHHMMMMMM. Outta here. Got things to do before game time. Been fun. Get me those Hank reminiscences-PLEASE- soon.
July 26th, 20091:20 pm
the thing with conrad is: I don’t care if he was 2-99 in the minors or in OAK. When he got to ATL he was hitting really well and added some punch to our until recently pathetic lineup. So why send him down?
Rob from SC
July 26th, 20091:25 pm
anyone interested in Ryan Garko
July 26th, 20091:26 pm
FEAR………..well said posting at 1:20pm. Dude was producing. Norton, when it comes to hitting, is a BUM.
July 26th, 20091:27 pm
Cleveland turned down Victor Martinez for Clay Buchholz
Call me the ultimate optimist, but I think Kelly’s going to have a big day today.
Gov. Clinton Tyree
July 26th, 20091:30 pm
Cleveland should’ve turned down Victor Martinez for Clay Buchholz.
July 26th, 20091:32 pm
Jeez, 13 mil a year, for working what amounts to six months, and the old man needs a back to back day off! Maybe a little less golf would do the damn trick! Huh Chipper???
July 26th, 20091:33 pm
What is Brian Snitker’s favorite music? I’m betting it’s either Styx, Foreigner, Phil Collins-era Genesis, or Big & Rich.
July 26th, 20091:34 pm
Maybe a little more infield practice would be better. Then he would be limber enough to get his rear end down in front of ground balls!!!
July 26th, 20091:35 pm
Thanks for the info on Chipper and Church, Ms. Rogers! Wow…Church being out of the lineup scared me for a minute–thought it was something serious, like, the Brewers changed to a lefty starter or something.
JK. Hope he won’t have to be out long! Least we have Matty, though.
July 26th, 20091:36 pm
The White Sox could pull off something big because GM Kenny Williams “has a bit of gambler in him.
Konerko to the Braves maybe?
Alright what the hell is you people’s problem? Chipper is an old man playing the hot corner. Not only that but he’s been on the field more this year than he has for a few years. Cut him some slack. Its exhausting playing over 100 games in the span of a few months.
July 26th, 20091:40 pm
go ahead Superhoo, coddle the poor baby
July 26th, 20091:41 pm
Oh, great…Braden Looper! Ugh…I’d almost rather it was a lefty…
Coddle the poor baby if you like Superhoo, I ain’t
July 26th, 20091:42 pm
And 37 isn’t old by any stretch!
New blog is up!
July 26th, 20091:43 pm
I liked Ron Gant as a player. But as a studio guy……….he SUCKSSSSSSSSSS!. Talk about a YES man. Dude actually said “the Braves are a stronger team now, with Greg Norton back”.
July 26th, 20091:44 pm
Wren sure is eerily silent lately!
July 26th, 20091:48 pm
Ron Gant is a great studio guy and he will get even better as he gains more experience. Keep up the Good work Ron…
July 26th, 20093:42 pm
Jordan retro 10
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