2:31 pm July 30, 2009, by David O'Brien
July 30th, 20099:49 pm
amazing. we have the worst bullpen in the majors and we are going to stand pat and do nothing before the trade deadline…. go figure.
Rob from SC
“”if norton comes up to pinch hit i am going to crack up”"
I might yap.
This is where I am already missing Conrad. Have anyone noticed the record since we brought back KJ? and how Prado is in a losing a little of the spark?
July 30th, 20099:50 pm
why is norton still in the majors
SWING THE BAT, Norton. Crap’s sake.
With Norton at bat why the heck does Bobby need that catcher’s mitt???????????
We have Church on the bench and Bobby brings in Norton what a joke!!!!!!!!!!
Norton just looks lost at the plate. Even Bobby was looking down at the ground shaking his head after that called strike 2.
Cox you friggin GD fool. Putting Norton in. What an ass.
if wren likes this team’s chances and thinks there is no way it can be improved with a move then he’s just delusional.
Matt Diaz sucks.
I don’t know what to make of him. He frustrates me more than all the other players who frustrate other Braves fans could ever frustrate…
And then he goes out there and hits the ball all over the place. And then he swings at everything and looks like a damn fool and pisses me off all over again.
He is not my boy.
God I hope Norton can do something here.
Why is this guy still on the team?
And Norton is still playing professional baseball, why?
Why Da Fuc is Nawton On the Roster…?
I’m really believing into the supposed theory on here that he is one of Bobby’s Boyz!
Jimmy Joe Jimbob
July 30th, 20099:51 pm
Norton’s The Best
Norton’s out on the heater… 89mph…
Can we please release norton so bobby cant keep putting him in there to get out
Please explain to me why Norton is still with this ballclub? I would rather bring back Corky Miller.
lol norton is a sad sad shell of his former self
again .. why?
Have to start calling Norton “half” for half-Mendoza!!!!
whiffffff time three!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
shocker – Norton strikes out
No. I’m NOT joking. Javier has been victim of this team’s pathetic offense before. But tonight they scored 3 runs for him. Against a team we’re chasing. That means they’re a good team, right? I mean, after all, “we’re good” so somebody with a better record, who has handed us our ass two nights in a row, much be better than us, right? Last time I checked, that’s how it works.
TONIGHT, Vazquez failed to do his job. If he’s truly the Ace that you all claim he is.
I couldn’t give a sh!t less if nobody agrees with me.
UNBELIEVABLE!!! COX HAS OFFICIALLY LOST IT!
NORTON F****** SUCKS FRANK WREN. DFA his sorry can’t hit a fastball A**
Over… Game and season…
This team is full of losers.
What happened to this new and improved offense?
Cox needs to be FIRED right now. I hate to see that fat ^$^#*$*.
Rob from SC, Diaz came in around .300
Damn, norton looking old and washed up. We need a new late inning pinch hitter!
i could have told ya he was going to strike out.
ballgame is over folks.. unreallll.. we cant stinkin beat the freakin florida marlins…. its maddening…
So…if the Fish win, everyone still think the Braves should still be going for the play-offs?
Greg Norton is more useless than a box of condoms in a monastery.
Norton couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a damn boat!!!! Horrible
July 30th, 20099:52 pm
The Braves will never be successful with Bobby Cox as manager.
Steve from OH
Matt Diaz sucks
Not really, Negative Nelly.
im going to start betting money on norton and I could be a millionaire.
Anyone want two tickets to tomorrow night’s game? $50…
Mitchell, are you still on here, you SOB?
did i just hear the marlins announcers call norton one of bobby’s pinch hit bullets? more like a pinch hit air rifle…that’s all norton ever hits when he swings.
please end this norton nightmare already…..PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Norton – we had two guys bat that inning if you ADD their averages it doesnt equal Lew’s weight – that takes talent to paint yourself into that corner
Does anybody have a doubt what happens in the bottom of the 9th?
Bobby Cox at his absolute finest. Good night, This makes me nauseous to watch
A golden sombrero is 4 strike outs in game, not 3.
Norton’s average is now below the Mendoza’s sister’s line.
Marc from FL
Tomahawkin, Gonzo hit a year high 97MPH tonight, and had TOO MUCH life on the slider, a better problem than not enough like Lidge used to have. He was unlucky with that slap-hit grounder that Chipper (literally) rolled over on. He’s a live arm that gets more strikeouts than not, he’s fine. Our bullpen hasn’t cost us a lot of games this year, it’s mainly been a stagnant offense (see tonight). Our bullpen’s fine, and we have Carlyle (who was a monster being the diabetes trip) is coming back – that costs us zero prospects and he’ll likely replace Logan or Acosta.
I know I’ll catch hell for this….since KJ got back to the big club….offense not as smooth. Makes ya think. The “curse” of the Baby Braves…..other than Mac.
So sad how predictable this team and manager is. Late leads blown, bobby tries his best to lose with him anal sex partner norton pitch hitting. He is the worst player on a major league roster
Lord knows I’ve tried to be positive, but can anyone give me just one good reason that Norton is still with the Braves?
ok lets see…pitching options for the 9th….ummm…..oooooh….uhhhh
//gets salad dressing ready
You’ve got Prado hitting .313, Ross hitting .283, Church hitting .272 and you put in stupid .118 Norton??!!
July 30th, 20099:54 pm
“I couldn’t give a sh!t less if nobody agrees with me.”
Or that you don’t know what inning it is, apparently.
We all know the definition of insanity. Bobby Cox.
logic seems to leave people when something bad happens…Norton pretty much had to hit…Church is hurt and Ross has to stay on the bench in case Mac can’t go for some reason…just think before you speak
i would trade norton for bobble head doll and a hot dog vendor
maybe they can take it to extras
don’t have a good feeling, but just maybe they can
What is going on with Heyward. last 5 AB’s he has 4 wiffs
And it begins
wow. one pitch. way to start pete.
OK I hate to say this but Bobby must go. He trots out the same relievers every night and does absolutely nothing NEW unless forced to get the team going. It is a TIRED FORMULA AND ONE THAT IS NOT WORKING!!!!
You are full of CRAP tonight. Just shut the FRAK up about Javy Vazquez.
He gave you ANOTHER quality start while saving the bullpen.
I guess you’ll always find SOMETHING to BITCH about, huh…since that is what you do best.
N8 the dude pitched 8 1/3 and gave up two runs that were actually his fault. This isnt XBOX where your best pitcher throws CG shutouts every time. This is the major leagues. You really can’t ask for a better outing.
July 30th, 20099:55 pm
Hey, I almost caught up to the fastball that time! Give me some credit!
Lol, Uggla hits a single and these idiot Marlins announcers just about crap themselves. They love this worthless duochebag like Bobby loves Norton.
Here Comes Petey-Pablo…For The AT&T Call to Lose The Game!!!
Here We Go!!!
The reason that Norton is on the roster is because 2 years ago I accidentally gave Norton Bobby Coxs photos. In the photos I gave Norton was a pitcher of Bobby Cox and a goat.
Activating Greg Norton right before the All-Star Break should have been writing on the wall. Not having a quality pinch hitter that puts “fear” into the other team (like the Phillies do with both Greg Dobbs and Matt Stairs) is the difference between a team being “happy” with winning 6 of 10……….and a team winning 10 in a row. The Phillies pull a couple of comebacks in that 10 game winning streak, with the help of a couple of timely pinch hits by both Dobbs and Stairs.
Yet, many of you cant see that. You cant see why having a BUM like Norton come up in the bottom of the 8th inning of that Saturday game against the Mets………cost the Braves a chance to come back and win that game.
And now we have Peter Moylan coming in in a pressure situation. We NEED him to send this game to extra innings. Can he deliver?
Edward( Bobby Retires after 2009 or Bust )
Please make sure..Wren gets the memo that this Offense still sucks…maybe even worse than everybody thought…still missing 2 or 3 integral parts of an offense to excel…this team will not get in the playoffs..
yea we send brooks conrad down for that loser of so called hitter norton.. cox and wren u both should be shown the dooor.. wren signing that old washed up pitcher in kawakami who cant win.. and now the ball game will be won right here and now….. moylan is in and game is over.. way to suck it up boys…
50 bucks Moylan either walks or beans the next guy up
Greg Norton=Corky Miller
All the crap about Norton I hear totally takes away from what he gave us last year.
It bothers me. He was one of the best pinch hitters in baseball last year and clearly he’s lost it and may very well be at the end of his career.
I’d much rather have Conrad and I’m getting close to blowing my brains out about still not having Infante but at least acknowledge what Norton contributed off the bench last year.
I don’t care if we lose this. We’re better than the Marlins, we’d beat them if we were at home. We’re going to go back to Turner Field and we’re going to kill the Dodgers.
How about we not throw in the towel in late July.
Norton must go.
July 30th, 20099:56 pm
I feel an Error or a Stolen base coming up, On Deck!
Sure would have been nice to have Conrad start at 2nd tonight instead of Kelly. Here is a deadline deal Braves could make release Norton and bring Conrad back up.
I sense another happy ending for the Bravos. eh
July 30th, 20099:57 pm
NORRIS………..I’d GIVE a team a bobble head and a hot dog vendor IF they would take Greg Norton away from us.
Those naked pictures of Bobby Cox Jeff Bennett had . . . he must have given them to Norton on his way out the door.
Agree with what Joe Simpson said. Javy Vazquez did his part, this is on the offense. 3 runs is the most they are going to give us each game its going to be hard to win. Got to do better. Josh Johnson is a tough pitcher but they could have done more tonight and the 1st night. Giving no kind of breathing room for their relievers. Soriano blew a save and now Gonzo. Chipper has got to do better. Mac showed up tonight. Nate got that bloop to fall but thats the only hit from our 1st 3 spots in the order. With Esco going out, needed more from them.
Do not insult Corky Miller like that… He accidentally hit more than Norton’s hit this year…
Paul, I’ll agree with you on Norton all day, but Moylan, aside from a couple bad outings, has been solid, I can confidense in him tonight.
July 30th, 20099:58 pm
N8 you are an IDIOT. Javy gives up 2 runs in 7+ innings and this is HIS fault? Dude…go talk on some other board. You are CLUELESS>
Cox will blame this lose on injuries ! He always do !!!
KJ should have tagged the runner
Rob from SC………….what’s going on with Heyward is that he is a 19 year old kid learning that even Double A pitching will make adjustments when you come up and hit over .400 from Single A ball.
If the Braves do not make any moves and end up 3rd or 4th, I’ll be bad. I hate investing all my time if they aren’t going to do something to improve….whether that be for this year or the future.
Supes and Crimedog, I’m sorry. You two are right. I’m wrong. My bad.
Have fun at the World Series.
Greg Norton + Corky Miller = Fecal Matter
Javy gave up three runs
With the game on the line, you don’t leave your back-up catcher on the bench. Church is not hurt enough to take an at bat.
ACCTDAWG – stick to football.
Crime Dog……….Vazquez pitched 7 1/3 innings, not 8 1/3 innings.
July 30th, 20099:59 pm
why was there a pitchout? Bobby Cox is faster than Ross….wtfudge?!!!
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