2:57 pm July 29, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 29th, 20098:45 pm
Why do I sense a possible DL stint in the future of a certain pitcher? DOB
Hell, is it possible for him to be on it til the end of the season? We might actually contend if that were to happen!
Marc from FL
To get back to the origonal subject matter… No DOB, no one watches the NASA channel.
The curse of KJ!….Just kidding
Kawakami has now given up homers to two pitchers (Owings and Johnson) this year, right?
July 29th, 20098:46 pm
Much Like His Start against the Mets, KK was his worst enemy…
I called last night in one of my “Bank On It!” Phrases that he’d probably be tired out by the middle of the fifth inning…
How do you say please stop stealing money and go back to Japan in Japanese?
There aren’t people in the minors who can do a better job that this guy?
Balls or Home Runs… and he’s getting paid 8.5 million. At least Hampton stole his money without also killing the team on the field.
In all fairness to KK, DOB did mention his shoulder earlier in the blog today. If Cox knew that, and sent him back in after giving up a homer to the pitcher, then this is on Cox.
Gonna be tied for 5th, 4 games out of the WC after tonight’s loss. It’s going to be really hard to overcome all those teams if they can’t even beat the Marlins–especially since most of them are improving themselves.
Whoa, he brought someone in to relieve KK. What an idea! – Brilliant I tell you. Now if only it wouldnt take 5 innings for that one fart gas thought to formulate between his long donkey ears ……
Why do I sense a possible DL stint in the future of a certain pitcher? – DOB
Probably because said pitcher is gonna get a beating tonight in the parking lot by a certain Braves beat writer.
Brought Medlen in a few batters too late.
SELL, SELL, SELL – this team cannot make the run that is necessary. Need to realize that KK was a huge mistake. 2009 is history, we have to look forward to 2010 and beyond and the future is bright.
July 29th, 20098:47 pm
“Apparently Kawakami’s is fooling somebody. Wren and Cox think he’s a pitcher.”
Yeah because its not like Lowe or any of our other pitchers haven’t got lit up at all this season.
Wren In Doubt
It is time to simply admit we made a large mistake and move on.
The can DL KK when Bennett is activated. I’m sure folks would love that!
We’ll get them tomorrow. At least one win in this series.
July 29th, 20098:48 pm
They might have to go about this the hard way if KK keeps these types of performances up, eat his entire contract and flat out release him.
Like they say sometimes the hardest choices are the best choices, right?
“Way more important for your negativity to be proven correct than for your team to have a decent season, huh?” nolie
I know that comment wasn’t directed at me, but I must comment on my behalf. I don’t wish for failure. But when I’m on here making rational, thought out points and homers want to argue with me and start calling names, and throwing their “knowledge” around, I’m GOING to play the gotcha game.
I don’t remember who it was (don’t really care), that I’m going back and forth with about this 4 games over .500 thing. But all I was trying to do was make a point, that other than the 5-1 start, this team for some reason has not gotten to 4 games over .500 in the last year, with MANY chances to do so. So I cautioned on assuming the wild card was ours, when we cna’t get to 4 games over (since I’m pretty sure that an 83-79 record is NOT going to get the job done).
Damn right I’m gonna continue to play “gotcha” with smart ass bloggers that want to start a battle that they can’t win. Especially when I made the point, it was civil and for nothing more than conversation sake.
Thanks for your time.
PS: KK isn’t very good. Big shock. Didn’t make it past the 5th inning. Predictable.
If there is a single moron out there that STILL thinks that Hudson won’t be in the rotation when ready, step up to the microphone and preach away. Paul….. you out there?
Any chance KK wants to get closer to his children this off-season?
As for KKs contract 7.12 million down 15.88 million to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
For The Most Undeserving Fans In Sports!
Wayne in Utah
Kawakami has a good 5th man this year. No doubt. He doesn’t have it tonight, for sure. Hope if it’s the shoulder, it’s not too bad.
The only thing that is worse than KK tonight, is the pitiful attitude of this blog. Some of you folks suck!
“お金を盗むことを止め、日本に行きなさい” is Japanese for “please stop stealing money and go back to Japan”
July 29th, 20098:49 pm
Well, down by 5 runs in the 6th inning. We can still come back from this…
The A Bomb
Kawakami’s control has been so bad that when he finds “THE AMERICAN STRIKE ZONE” he gives up a bunch of “AMERICAN DONGS.”
ERA be damned. He asks for this almost every single start. Tonight they punched him out.
Braves have to stop treating him as if Japan will declare war on them if they get him out of the rotation. Skip his start ANYTIME you can prior to Hudson coming back.
this games sucks big time BUT the blog is some kinda entertaining tonight , good blog laughter smothes over a bad game,and Some of these posts are classic.
I got a bad feeling that this is where the wheels are going to come off for this team. We will get swept by the Marlins and its all down hill. i hope I am wrong.
BTW…KK has got to go to the pen when Huddy comes back. And if we are forced to keep him in the rotation next year, I hope he improves, because it will suck to have to say goodbye to Javy or Huddy. I commend him for all that he has to handle in his first year, and I hope he improves, but he is a # 5 starter at best and we have too much pitching talent (given Huddy comes back well) to have a true # 5 guy in this rotation.
Nova Scotia Steve
July 29th, 20098:50 pm
Eric must have changed his screen name…
Hudson will take Kawacrappy’s place in the rotation…PERIOD
And by the way, if they send him to the DL it should be the real DL. . .
No Wayne this team Sucks!!!!!
Strange Chinese man talking to Kawakami at the beginning of GZA’s Liquid Swords:
Choose the sword, and you will join me.
Choose the gopher ball, and you will join your mother in death.
You don’t understand my words, but you must choose
So, come boy, choose wisely, life or death
It’s those blue jersey’s! They won 2 out of 3 in Mil. with the gray’s. They’ve lost 2, soon to be 3 games with those retro uni’s and the blue ones. Burn the navy’s…NOW!
July 29th, 20098:51 pm
3 years/$23M (2009-11)
signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/13/09
$2M signing bonus (paid between 2/09 and 5/09)
09:$7.667M, 10:$6.667M, 11:$6.667M
Kawakami may become a free agent if he and the club do agree to new contract by 10/15/11 or one day after final game of 2011 World Series
award bonuses: $25,000 for LCS MVP; $50,000 each for Gold Glove, WS MVP, Rolaids award, All Star; $0.1M for Cy Young, $0.1M for Rookie of Year ($50,000 for 2nd place, $25,000 for 3rd)
perks: interpreter, $25,000 moving expenses, housing and SUV during Spring Training, access to massage therapist, 8 round-trip business- or first-class airline tickets between Tokyo and Atlanta
1998 – 2008
Chunichi Dragons of Japanese Central League
agent: West Coast Sports Management
ML service: 0.000
has BEEN a good 5th man….
Pitiful assed display of Baseball acumen there by the Professional Braves!
It is not the Blue Jersey’s
McCann needs to just go ahead and bunt up the 3B line….enough times that they stop that shift….won’t take many…
July 29th, 20098:52 pm
As a Florida grad, I must say that Cox reminds me a lot of the elder Bowden. Of course Cox does not appear to be suffering from early onset senile dementia and I’m sure he has not reared an epic collection of miscreants as the Reverand Robert Bowden of Birmingham, Alabama.
“Any chance KK wants to get closer to his children this off-season?”
That made me laugh REALLY hard. Well done.
Rob from SC
Should have replaced KK after the 4th.
Loaf on his blackberry trotting around bases
That’s professional hitting folks.
Looks like G.A is the only one with any damn nads here.
Oh hey I’m back. I passed out in the 3rd inning and awoke to the sound of – Loaf taking it to the house!
You people are blasting the offense and KK, yet the people who were discussed the most as trade bait for the Braves were Vazquez and Yunel. You don’t want to give up Heyward or Freeman and Hanson or JJ so who do you trade. Trading any of these guys do not make us better. You just plug one hole and open up another. I mean calm down seriously, the Braves might lose two games in a row for the 1st time after the all-star break. Alert the media.
July 29th, 20098:53 pm
Gooooooooooo Anderson. Hit that one a mile!
GA still raking…. up to .299.
John – if only McCann would have dropped that bunt down the 3B line, huh?
nice shot old man. if we come back and win this i will buy everyone a hot dog at the game saturday. but you have to sit in the outfield with me and boo manny.
Yunel??? does he have it in him tonite??
I mean, it seems here lately that when Mac doesnt hit, we dont win. The rest of the lineup is coming back down to earth and if Mac goes 0-fer, we dont win.
could be 4-3
Supes………..Kawakami had one bad outing tonight. It happens. However, he has done a decent job overall.
Also, you still dont get the thing about getting “maximum” use out of our players. If Tim Hudson had been in the starting rotation all year long instead of Kawakami……do you think that the Braves would be much better than we are now record wise? The Braves have hardly scored any runs for Kawakami this year. So unless Hudson had an ERA under 1.00 this year, he wouldnt have a much better record than Kawakami.
Also, Kawakami has had a couple of games that Peter Moylan “blew up” and had a meltdown in, costing him a couple of victories.
Which gets to what I’ve been saying all along about the Braves problems. Tim Hudson replacing Kawakami in the starting rotation does not make the Braves a much better team.
Meanwhile………..Garret Anderson just RIPPED another homer run. Game not over yet. If the offense can wake up, then the Braves can make a comeback. Garrett now batting .299 in 274 at-bats this season.
Thank you Kenshin and Booby for making Garrett Anderson’s resurgence completely irrelevant.
Loaf, Has been our best hitter when it come to hitting for power over the last 6 weeks….Too Bad He rarely has runners on base in front of him. Otherwise he’d have over 60 rbi’s by now…
“Of course Cox does not appear to be suffering from early onset senile dementia”
Cox was frickin BORN demented
GA gets them 2 runs closer (again).
seems like the type of game where the bullpen won’t be as good as they have been being
Way to leave him out there for another inning Cox. Good gawd.
More HRs or if they can keep chipping away, maybe a shot.
July 29th, 20098:54 pm
Anderson might lead this team in HR by the end of the season
But really, I was making my son a cheeseburger, what happened after Casey got the HR?
And why doesn’t Boog still work for the Marlins?
I don’t see this team selling and here’s why:
End of this year: Hudson walks, JJ signs
End of 2010: Javy walks, Hanson signs
End of 2011: KK walks, Hewyard signs or we pick up a bat
End of 2012: Lowe walks, who knows for sure this far out
Bottom line though, we’re set to stay in contention the next four years while freeing up more than 10mil a year (KK’s contract scales right?) to make room for offseason signings and locking up young talent. I think this is all part of FW’s plan to be honest.
Love it- both my guys going yard tonight…is that hope I am sensing?
I have a perfect trade for the Braves.It helps this year and more importantly next.Trade for Alex Rios from the Blue Jays.He is making 6.4 Million.If the Jays wanna trade Halladay they’ll probably trade Rios.He’s hitting .265 12 HR 53 RBI’s he’s only 28.He can play RF until Heyward gets called up then move him to LF
3-4 if Bobby wasnt an idiot and pulled KK in the the 5th WHEN THE TOP OF THE ORDER WAS DUE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Damn thing about it is the former A.L. players are hitting the damn ball, but where are the N.L. batters here?
Just noticed, Josh Johnson also has twice as many RBIs (eight) as Norton this season.
Actually Joe, it’s YOUR attitude that sucks. Hey, I am willing to admit we might not have enough to get there this year, but damn, can’t you at least not go ape sheyit when things don’t go well?
I understand fan frustration. I do. But you folks seem to take it to levels I have never seen before.
July 29th, 20098:55 pm
Joebrave: Why didn’t you comment on Loaf’s nice shot? You only comment on negative things and when we are losing. Are you even a Braves fan?
It’s getting awfully hard for me to keep loathing Garrett Anderson, I still do but slightly less over the last week.
Loaf on his blackberry sitting in dugout by gatorade cooler
I mean my nice shot.
18 Wheels of Love
At least when KK gets home to his Bow Wow mansion, his Mazerati will love him.
Come on Ryan…………..give us a blast to cheer for!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 29th, 20098:56 pm
DOB- my great granny. miniature dachshund, and desktop lamp also have more RBIs than Norton
C’mon guys. Let’s see if we can manufacture a few runs here!
Loaf…..starting to grow on me.
What Were You On…? To pass out in the third inning?
You Didn’t miss much other than KK getting SLAPPED! By Hanley and His Posse
Oh! Coaching visit to mound! Yeah, geez…better check on your pitcher.
July 29th, 20098:57 pm
End of 2012: Lowe walks, who knows for sure this far out
More like “End of 2012: Nothing will matter. Earth/baseball won’t exist anymore”
Supes……….also, I have told you a NUMBER OF TIMES that I recognize that Tim Hudson is a better starting pitcher than Kawakami. I also said that Tim Hudson should be a starting pitcher next year.
However, given the fact that he is coming off elbow surgery………plus the fact that we need a power arm in the bullpen……….then having Hudson in the bullpen makes sense.
Yet you cant see that. You think that having Tim Hudson in the starting rotation will make our starting pitching so strong, that it can over the lack of depth in the bullpen and the absence of a decent bench.
Nate the GR8
Look at DOB feeding us denizens with ammunition..I like it!!
Kenshin was sorry tonight. Big game and he had nothing
the hopes of the braves nation rest in your hands mr. hanson
did sciambi just say he was best friend with Dan LeBatard? i know he worked with the guy but best friends??
i just lost all respect for sciambi….
Braves watching the Jim Valvano “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up” speech?
And if Adolf Hilter had never been born, WWII wouldn’t have happened either.
And your point is?
IF Church gets on… Norton grabs a bat?
July 29th, 20098:58 pm
Yup 6-3 – those extra two runs that Cox kept KK out there to give up are gonna be the ones that kill us. Y’all gotta admit I have said in the past that Donk costs us two runs a game – But he’s the greatest and a HOFer for sure, yuh uh huh.
Gone for tonight. It’s just variations on the same stuff every night. His starter is making a batting practice pitcher look like Cy Young and there’s Booby, sitting there wggling his long ears and shuffling his hooves with that absolutely CLUELESS gaze on his face.
The man’s brain has got to consist of two functioning neurons synapsed by an inhibitory spirochete
OMG, Paul Lentz and I agree on something, we both think KK has been good overall! The guy can’t help it if he’s gotten horrible run support almost every game.
So during DL shoulder stint and Gwinnet rehab, Buddy replaces KK?
Dave O’Brien, I get the feeling you agree with us fans about Nortan !!!
Just noticed, Josh Johnson also has twice as many RBIs (eight) as Norton this season. DOB
So, this is your way of saying Norton sucks, too, eh?
Josh Johnson was 3 for 9 with 2 home runs and 7 rbi’s with runners in scoring position coming into tonight’s game. We need a pinch hitter with those credentials!
RHR, Boog wanted some people listening to him. If you ever talk to him ask him why it took an epoch to figure out his “hero”, Pete Rose bet on baseball. Fat Hank Goldberg on his Miami radio show actually kicked Dan Dowd off his show because he laid out the facts of his report. Boog started at Pete Rose’s Ballpark Cafe in Boca Raton. Boog is actually GREAT. It was the association with Hank that was hard to shake off.
July 29th, 20098:59 pm
Norton doesn’t suck. Corky sucked… Norton blows
bravos004……paying Kawakami a little less than $8 mil a season, HURTS LESS than paying Tim Hudson $13 mil to miss most of the 2009 season. At least we get some production out of our investment in Kawakami.
Funny..announcers says…………..3-2, Kotchman will be on the move…………Im trying hard here, I just cant picture that.
Come on Wayne, you are making to much sense. That will you get you nowhere with some of these bloggers who can’t see the forrest for the trees.
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