2:57 pm July 29, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 30th, 20092:31 pm
DUDE- why all the hate on Kotchman? One of the best defensive 1st basemen in the bigs. He starting to hit some homers. I’ll take him anyday… I think he will only get better as he gets more comfortable in Atl…
You think Wren could talk Kolb or Wickman off of the couch? Wickman reminds me of a mean version of Barney from the Simpsons.
The Neko Case show was sick. She is hot. The opening act- Jason Lytle- was good too. That is a killer venue. They need to get more shows.
July 30th, 20092:32 pm
“Oh, and why am I not surprised the Royals picked up Josh Anderson? And Dayton Moore claims he “understands” OBP. LOL!”
Moore hasn’t had a very good run in KC.
July 30th, 20092:33 pm
Paul – many a rock star has attributed drugs to the creativity that their music comes from
Has any of them did a study to prove that or is that just drug enhanced opinion on their part. We used to think we were great too after performing high, but had a lot of friends tell us differently.
“I don’t paint the same picture over and over again”
I find it amusing that there is one huge obvious problem that people deny or refuse to address, while spending hours and days discussing which relief pitcher we should pitch in blowout games
It doesnt matter what lineup the Braves put out there. If Cox manages it, it will underachieve.
And I dont know why or where you developed this fetish with my manhood, but please, I’m not saying your gay feelings make you a bad person, but I’m not gonna reciprocate the love
It’s about what it takes is an ex-hippie who smoked his last functioning brain cell during Woodstock to think that Bobby Cox is a good manager
July 30th, 20092:34 pm
How is that possible? How do you get a hit and not get on base?
— Ask Jeremy Hermida…
Paul Lentz-Yeah, so what? I have a nice house, a 35 year marriage to a woman I still talk to, a son who calls several times a week and I guess I’ll just have to forego that place in the South of France for that house in Orlando I visit during Spring Training.
Depends all on what is important to you or who you limit taking advantage of. I’ve never felt like exploiting everyone and everything that comes into contact with my art. I guess that’s why I’ve awarded so many Wurlitzer prizes to this blogs’ denizens and shipped (at my expense) at least 100 prints to others here.
July 30th, 20092:35 pm
Well, The Mets are doing there part Braves fans. They’ve shut out the Rockies for 20 something innings in a row now.
Our teams could actually be tied in the loss by tonight. Who saw that coming while Omar was coming off the tracks just a few days ago?
July 30th, 20092:38 pm
Mitchie-san How is that possible? How do you get a hit and not get on base?
— Ask Jeremy Hermida…
July 30th, 20092:39 pm
I have a nice house, a 35 year marriage to a woman I still talk to, a son who calls several times a week.
Congrats on the long marriage . Been married 38 years myself and my daughters and grandkids live in houses I built for them on my property within easy walking distance.
July 30th, 20092:40 pm
Lew………I’m not criticizing you or saying that you dont make money. I’m just saying that artists dont make the kind of money that superstar athletes, musicians, and movie stars make. That’s all. I have no doubt that you have done very well in your life.
Nova Scotia Steve
So what do you think Atlanta is going to try to do with Kenshin Kawakami (i’ll type his name correctly instead of crappy for once).
I’m talking after this season…I think its apparent whenever Tim Hudson comes back he’s the odd man out.
I know it was a gamble of sorts to sign him to the dollar value and length of his contract…but do you believe this was a good sign?
July 30th, 20092:42 pm
Steve from Ohio – sac flies count against you
Maybe that’s why the Braves have a problem with runners on 3rd and less than 2 outs. They don’t want to hurt their OBP. LOL
As for your 2:28, believe it or not MOST of us have watched the Braves and baseball for more than 20 years and think your view is “limited” at best.
In fact, most of us find your comments to be rude, low class, and lacking of any baseball knowledge what so ever.
It’s funny, when you post about things other than Bobby Cox (3-4 times a year) you usually make rational well thought out posts.
But the Bobby thing has really gone too far. A Braves player can break his leg running to first and your response is that it is Bobby’s fault.
It is also absurd to think that you can post the same basic post 20 times a day and think people will not have a problem with you. Believe it or not, most of the regulars here can quote your thoughts on Bobby Cox in about every situation because we have seen the same post 50 times in the past month.
If you want people to take you seriously or you don’t want to be the butt of every blog joke, you might consider posting on a subject other than Bobby Cox from time to time…..
Paul-Probably better than I deserve, if the truth be known. It’s just that making all that money-well, it just ain’t all that. Like I said-depends on what you want or in Robert’s case, what you see depends on what you’re looking for. Too bad Robert’s tunnel vision is getting in the way of potential rationality.
July 30th, 20092:44 pm
fleming-Same back at you. My son and daughter in law live in our Orlando house. Gotta take care of the kids when you can-especially in this economic mess.
Steve from OH
July 30th, 20092:47 pm
It’s just that making all that money-well, it just ain’t all that.
Amen to that. Gotta do what you love and what will make you happy. Sounds like you got that man, I’m happy for you.
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)
July 30th, 20092:49 pm
Thank goodness we can joke about Dayton Moore. ‘Cause folks, had KC not hired him away, I have no doubt that he and not Frank Wren would now be the GM of the Braves.
And I’d be just as cranky as Robert, only with a different target!
July 30th, 20092:50 pm
lew and fleming -
congrats to you both.
pats on the back for all who are rolling in the bens but really who gives a rats rearend…baseball peeps
I’ll second the sentiments about money. If you can do what you love, put a roof over your head, and keep the home fires burning, then you’ve done OK in my book.
July 30th, 20092:51 pm
“If you want people to take you seriously or you don’t want to be the butt of every blog joke, you might consider posting on a subject other than Bobby Cox from time to time…..”
That would basically be a waste of time. As long as he is around, the team is poisoned It doesnt matter who bats where, who pitches when, ro whatever – if Cox is in charge of it, it will end up fubar
quick poll, type:
a 1 if you think we should stand pat
a 2 if you think we need to aquire bat/releiver for this season or
a 3 if you think we should sell off some vets and play for the future
I have no doubt that he and not Frank Wren would now be the GM of the Braves.
Oh God, that would be…awful. And people are upset about Wren?
July 30th, 20092:52 pm
BTW- I think Ricciardi drops his price and moves Halladay by tomorrow. As one baseball executive said Halladay’s value drops 40 % if they wait until the off season. He could help a team for a shot at 2 WS now versus just one next year. If Ricciardi’s gonna take less than I doubt he’ll want to dump him in his division. Hmmm. I’m liking this more every day.
Can someone tell me what FRANK WREN is thinking?? THis team needs a BIG BAT and a middle reliever…. UNCBrave
WHAT ARE THE BRAVES DOING??? DO something Wren….Jeez UNCBrave
He might be doing something foreign to most bloggers. Preparing to be good next year. The bloggers on here compare to my children begging to open their Christmas presents the minute they are placed under the Christmas Tree.
i built my dog a house thats sit in my yard…not to mention my grandogs who live in the exact same house in the exact same yard top that boyeeeeee
2 (depending on the price) or 1
July 30th, 20092:53 pm
One one oneeeee!
July 30th, 20092:54 pm
Here comes the Mets.
Here comes fourth place.
There go the Phisch.
July 30th, 20092:55 pm
KJ and Vasquez for Cano and a relief pitcher not named Hughes or Rivera – would ya?
July 30th, 20092:57 pm
You’re joking, right?
July 30th, 20092:58 pm
cphizzle-A man who doesn’t take good care of his dogs is NOT a man. Ask Mike Vick.
July 30th, 20092:59 pm
Should win tonight. We’ll do fine against the Dodgers. I’m more worried about the Padres and the Nats. These guys seem to have trouble against lesser opponents.
Anders-Maybe you need to go with Robert for delusion classes. I \’d watch it if he pulls out his Bozo glove, though.
July 30th, 20093:00 pm
In Javy Vazquez we trust…Need a stopper in the worst way tonight
And on the brighter side of news I believe Kawacrappy misses the Dodgers both series.
July 30th, 20093:01 pm
herd that lew they are higher up on the poll than the other half
July 30th, 20093:03 pm
i vote 1 on the blog poll. stand pat.
NC Braves Fan
July 30th, 20093:05 pm
Kelevra: (1) in the next 24 hours
(2) in a couple of cases in August if the Braves fall out of contention (using the waiver process to make trades).
Kelevra: I meant (3) in August. Sorry.
1 on the poll
July 30th, 20093:06 pm
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July 30th, 20093:08 pm
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR) -
Hope you’re right. Yeah, we do seem to take a day off against the lower echelon teams. Seems to be our credo this year.
July 30th, 20093:09 pm
From the draft blog…
There is word out of Atlanta that the Braves and No. 7 overall pick Mike Minor are making progress on a contract, according to a team source.
unconfirmed source, sherill to the dodgers
July 30th, 20093:13 pm
July 30th, 20093:14 pm
unconfirmed source, sherill to the dodgers (Klevra)
July 30th, 20093:16 pm
Or was that Stump Merrill? That kind of kills it.
2…Rockies, Phillies, Giants, Marlins,Dodgers, Cardinals are ALL IMPROVING their ball club while WREN and the Braves sit on their hands
mr . aardvark
I tried shipping Lew beer and food for a drawing and he said don’t worry about it. Wouldn’t even accept postage.
July 30th, 20093:18 pm
UNCBrave – You got Church. What more do you want? He even brought all the Mets signals with him – remember?
July 30th, 20093:19 pm
thanks for the responses on the poll guys, interseting no one thinks we should dangle lowe (10 w), vasquez (low era), g. anderson (red hot), or church (just a vet) just see what they would fetch and free up a lot of money. it will be interseting to see what we do (or dont do).
For those who dont know…there is a new blog up.
July 30th, 20093:21 pm
What category do you put the upcoming arrivals of Tim Hudson and Omar Infante?
Hey UNCBrave, what if we told you that Wren was going to trade for a starting pitcher and a right handed bat off the bench in mid August, would you be happy then?
July 30th, 20093:22 pm
If by “sit on his hands” you mean Wren went out and got Nate McLouth when nobody knew he was available AND had him for an extra month than these other teams will have their players, then you are right. It’s not that the Braves aren’t making moves, it’s just that they made them early on in order to get the most benefit from them.
Andrew in P-tang
July 30th, 20093:29 pm
UNCBraves..Lets get VMart!!!
July 30th, 20093:45 pm
Ooops, forgot to say it here: NEW BLOGGAGE
July 30th, 20094:45 pm
UNCBrave…………dude, it is illogical for one to say that Frank Wren isnt doing anything to improve the Braves. He has to balance improving this year’s team with not mortgaging the future of the team. If the Braves were in the Phillies position, I could see Wren making being more aggressive making a trade. However we arent. Even if we make a trade, there is no guarantee that we will make the play-offs.
So unless the right deal crosses his path, Frank Wren will probably not make a trade. I’m more than ok with playing this season out and giving Wren a chance to spend this winter making moves to rebuild the offense like he did last year with the starting pitching.
Loaf on his blackberry sitting on the couch
February 23rd, 20102:03 pm
I know not everyone’s excited at me maybe coming back to Atlanta, but I just wanted to let you all know my hammy’s already tightening up just thinking about spring training. Nobody else in baseball is in midseason form yet.
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