3:38 pm August 5, 2009, by David O'Brien
August 5th, 20097:43 pm
Any band with Gary Booker signing and Robin Trower on guitar is OK with me! Procol Harem was a great band!!!!
August 5th, 20097:44 pm
Mixxo-I think the tour after that one was at the Municipal Auditorium and had Procol opening for The Faces. Saw Stewart and the Faces, missed Procol. Wish it had been reversed.
Something’s wrong with my keyboard and it keeps throwing in extra “N”s sometimes. I was writing an email earlier and I felt like McFann
Pretty sure it was the Fox! Still have my ticket around here somewhere!
flange-I have the complete Procol Catalog-interested?
August 5th, 20097:45 pm
Good to see that bands are still accommodating for the hearing impaired.
August 5th, 20097:46 pm
I know my mom saw Elvis a couple times and I think my dad did too…my parents were hippies and my mom was a hairdresser in addition to being a hippie lol so theres not much they haven’t seen. I need to ask them sometime about who all they’ve seen, only reason I know about Elvis is because mom has some photos and a couple souvenirs from his shows.
Buffalo NY Braves Fan
Kotchman will be traded this winter for a player to be named later…. that player will later turn out to be….. Kotchman….
It is only fitting that he get traded for himself at some point in his career
eclectic threesome—tom petty, styx and kiss–about the time alive came out
August 5th, 20097:47 pm
My mom went to an Elvis concert too, and we have a few pics, pretty cool
August 5th, 20097:50 pm
Pretty good! Meant to say singing!
I would love the early stuff! I have most of it on record, but the copies are VERY worn out!
August 5th, 20097:51 pm
What a play Zimmerman!
Padres are having their annual family-day thing on the field, with a blowup playground and games for the kids, etc. Thing is, their team is so young that there’s not many folks out there.
Maybe they should have made it a bring-your-parents thing.
August 5th, 20097:52 pm
My dad (from Memphis) had a ticket to Elvis’ farewell concert in Memphis. Of course he died and never had that concert. I think he still has the ticket….
August 5th, 20097:54 pm
Kate – I responded to you but I guess the blog ate it….I just said that yeah I saw Medlen’s My Little Pony backpack and was a little mad when I first saw Feliz on the create-a-caption. I mean, Medlen was doing his My Little Pony thing while Feliz was still in the minors.
flange – ha, I know what you meant….just bein a smart butt
Our old friend Russ Ortiz is now………….a Yankee!
Signed a minor league deal with them as depth.
August 5th, 20097:55 pm
3-1 Nats up.
TennPaul: Yeah, they’re female.
If I get off the road otherwise, it’s gonna be a quick stop to eat and head to my downtown L.A. hotel.
August 5th, 20097:56 pm
First concert was Atlanta Rock Festival in summer 1970 with most memorable moments Jimi Hendrix around 5 am. First indoor concert Pink Floyd in the old Civic Auditorium, same place where wrestling occurred for many years. Also saw the great Moscow Circus there with lots of bears.
The A Bomb
DOB — If you’re looking for good Mexican food here in L.A. — go for El Tepeyac – not far from the Stadium. . . largest (and best) burritos in history. Or Lucy’s El Adobe in Hollywood — BBQ Beef Tacos (interesting) and the greatest salad dressing ever.
Can somebody please tell me why do we call Soriano ”MFIKY”?? … Chipper Jones ”Hoss” (I dont know the meaning of that word, so what does it means?)…
Sorry about my ignorance on the ”Hoss” nickname, but im Dominican, im not an expert in english…
August 5th, 20097:57 pm
i had the hendrix set as part of a 4 cassette collection
August 5th, 20097:58 pm
I’m at Teheran’s single-A debut. He worked a perfect firs striking out all 3 he faced, ran into trouble in the 2nd (a single, double, walk, and a run), but recorded 3 groundouts, and pitched a perfect 3rd that included a groundout and 2 weakly hit air outs. I’m very impressed. Infante is playing 3rd. He singled in his first PA and walked in his 2nd PA.
August 5th, 20097:59 pm
Not sure exactly, but I think it’s just “American generic slang” for some guy. Chipper got tagged with it years ago.
It was about 100 family and friends of Hanson here today, not the 50-60 that Medlen said. Discrepancy was due to fact that Hanson left about 60 tix, the most he could round up, but another 40 or so bought their own.
August 5th, 20098:01 pm
And most memorable after that was Ricki Lee Jones in August 1979 in Portland, OR right after my job transferred me there from Ft Lauderdale. Had dinner with girlfriend of one of Ricki’s crew and she gave me front row center ticket. Rode elevator in hotel with Ricki. Most memorable personal encounter with musical performer– Scuba diving with Jerry Garcia near Kona, Hawaii in the early 90s
August 5th, 20098:02 pm
I thought you would get a kick out of this. First concert david cassidy second concert Led Zeppelin. I grew up fast.
August 5th, 20098:03 pm
Ok — now I don’t feel bad about Elton.
Hanson must be a popular guy back home. Either that or his family’s Catholic.
August 5th, 20098:09 pm
MLB Network just showed a graphic that says the Braves have the second most hits in the NL….a bunch of singles though.
August 5th, 20098:12 pm
I’m sure the San Clemente pier has some nice food. Questionable if it can surpass the mahi-mahi tacos, or lobster tacos of Pike though. (also just as much on the way to LA as the pier…)
August 5th, 20098:14 pm
I see we moved on to the best concerts…
Best one I saw has to be Bob Dylan & Paul Simon at the Hollywood Bowl about 12 years ago
Teheran gave up 2 home runs in the 4th (both solo) but struck out 3. Same batters that got hits in the 2nd hit the HR’s in the 4th. He’s allowed 5 baserunners in 4 innings with 6 K’s, 4 ground outs, and 2 air outs.
August 5th, 20098:17 pm
good for Tommy Hanson to have so much family support. Hopefully he will have some family moving to Atlanta since that will be his home for the next 10-15 years
Marc from FL
August 5th, 20098:20 pm
The Nats could be donw right dangerous with some pitching. They’re 4th in the NL in hits with some good pop. The Braves are 2nd in the NL in hits.
August 5th, 20098:28 pm
Wed. Aug 5, 2009 Source: STATS
News: Carlyle, on the 15-day disabled list with an upper back strain and diagnosed with type-1 diabetes, pitched two scoreless innings Tuesday at Class-A Rome. [-]
August 5th, 20098:29 pm
BTW — Hanson played for an organization out here called ABD — run by a Braves scout. Same organization as James Parr. . . Greg Dobbs also played for ABD. The organization is getting huge out here in SoCal.
Worth 3-run HR
PHILADELPHIA 7 COLORADO 0 BOT 5
August 5th, 20098:30 pm
Jalb3rt, 7:56 pm … “Chipper Jones ”Hoss” (I dont know the meaning of that word, so what does it means?)…
“Hoss” is slang for “Horse.” It is usually applied to big guys who carry their team. Don’t know how Chipper got nicknamed “Hoss” but it fits.
Most notable “Hoss” was Dan Blocker’s character on Bonanza.
August 5th, 20098:33 pm
RBI double for Freeman in the 1st…
Heyward grounded into a force out.
August 5th, 20098:34 pm
How about concerts/performances you wish you had never attended?
I got to stand through “Root Boy Slim” in a bar in Washington, DC, a few months before his passing.
one who is a beast that can basically do anything he wants. He is usually loved by all and a ladies man. He could break anyone or anything in half. Hoss is a compliment.
August 5th, 20098:39 pm
I know Braves’ fans are upset by their team’s play against the gNats. But, the Marvins are about to lose a series against the gNats.
Hope the Braves take care of business next week when the gNats come to town.
FINALLY SOME NEWS ON OMAR INFANTE:
Omar Infante went 1 for 3 with a walk last night with the Rome Braves…………He is 1 for 1 with a walk in tonights game………….
He started as SS last night and in 3B tonight
August 5th, 20098:42 pm
I see nobody answered the MFIKY part of his question.
Now I’ve gotten no confirmation on nthis, but I think it stands for “Motha F#*$#* I Keel You!” referencing Soriano’s death scowl.
August 5th, 20098:43 pm
abwright / Hoss (urban dictionary)
Thanks both of you for the clarifications!
August 5th, 20098:44 pm
Because if you took a picture of Soriano, it looks like that could be a speech bubble fitting to his expression.
August 5th, 20098:51 pm
Ibañez hit .254 in june and .258 in july…………after hitting .359 and .312 1st 2 months of the season.
August 5th, 20098:53 pm
I knew what MFIKY stands for, and i am aware of Soriano having a ”bad a$$-bad day at the job” type of facial expresion all the time . But i was also curious about the nickname because i though maybe it had something to do with something he said or did to someone else (reporter or teammate).
But thanks anyway!
August 5th, 20098:55 pm
Gosh, Wren is such a moron
August 5th, 20098:58 pm
Hanson admitted he was a little geeked up with all those friends and family members in the crowd, particularly since you could hear them clearly at times in a smallish afternoon crowd of 20,423.
“I was trying not to think that way,” Hanson said. “But yeah, that was in the back of my mind. Hearing some familiar voices yelling was kind of funny. I wanted to get through that first inning. After that, I was fine.”
Teheran’s night is done after 5 innings. Final line: 5 hits (2 HR, 2 2B, 1 1B), 1 BB, 1 HB, 8 K’s, 4 R (4 ER). I was extremely impressed. Infante is 1-2 with a single, a walk, and a warning-track flyout. I won’t be staying for the rest of the game.
August 5th, 20098:59 pm
The double play that Escobar started was lauded by Cox and several Braves, and Hanson said the defense was huge behind him today.
“The first inning I struggled to find my release point, and I was nibbling a little, not being aggressive,” he said. “After that, I settled in.”
August 5th, 20099:00 pm
McCann: “We’re going into a huge series in L.A. and we need to continue to hit. I don’t know how many hits we had the last two days, but we got a lot, and we got good pitching the whole series.”
After totaling six hits in a 4-2 series-opening loss, the Braves got 31 hits and outscored the Padres 15-4 in wins Tuesday and Wednesday.
August 5th, 20099:01 pm
My mom wins. (CHOP)
not if your dad’s was BBB
Edward( Bobby Retires after 2009 or Bust )
August 5th, 20099:02 pm
What is Jason Heyward doing in AA??
When someone finds out that they have no competition, they get bored, much like Tommy Hanson at Gwinnett. They wonder why they aren’t being promoted and what more do they have to do? You don’t just jump a level and hit .400 for 3 weeks because you’re on a hot streak, it just doesn’t work like that.
Nice way to go into L.A.
Couldn’t have scripted it any better really.
Yeah, that DP started by Yunel was huge.
August 5th, 20099:03 pm
Gawd y’all are making me feel REALLY old with all these first concert years.
Steve from OH
You don’t just jump a level and hit .400 for 3 weeks because you’re on a hot streak, it just doesn’t work like that.
Are ya sure?
August 5th, 20099:04 pm
cabravesfan – how are you entertaining yourself with no game this evening? You will be happy to know that I’ll probably be calling it an early evening, so I won’t be bugging you too much. In fact, I have some unavoidable wandering about to do most of the day tomorrow, so I will have to make up for it late tomorrow afternoon.
August 5th, 20099:06 pm
nolie – you will note I ‘inadvertently’ did not include my year
Funny. . . Hanson’s strike percentage was down a bit today but when he was pulled he only had 72 pitches. That’s a great number compared to what we’re used to.
MOM HANSON: Take the boy home and get him a meal.
I will hold you to that
August 5th, 20099:07 pm
As I recall, bloggers described Soriano’s personna to be like that of characters in a Quentin Tarantino films. (Similiar to Samuel L. Jackson)
August 5th, 20099:08 pm
Worst performance I ever saw was Aerosmith (wee hours of morning) as the closing act for the Champagne Jam, an outdoor festival at Bobby Dodd Stadium (then Grant Field) in 79′. They were, as were most in the crowd, too blitzed to play, chaos ensued. Somebody in the crowd had a tug-of-war with Tyler over his mike stand. The fan had hold of one of several scarves tied around the stand, ST had hold of the stand itself. It lasted for quite a few seconds. Then folks began throwing stuff on stage. Stephen Tyler’s parting shot was “so long mf’ers.” lol
Saw them a few months later at Omni. Joe Perry wasn’t with them this time. They were terrific!
Mother’s Finest was at the Jam, and backed up Aero at the Omni as well. Loved/love them too, seen them probably a dozen times.
You want to explain to me why you are copying what I say onto the AJC Blog as your own? It’s kind of dumb don’t you think?
August 5th, 20099:12 pm
You don’t just jump a level and hit .400 for 3 weeks because you’re on a hot streak, it just doesn’t work like that. (Edeard)
yeah Edward it does work just that way, and hundreds of players over the years have done it. You can’t seriously think he is gonna hit .380 the rest of his life? And anybody who got discouraged because they had a great month and didn’t get jumped again would have to be a total fool with an instant gratification fixation. Heyward obviously has more sense than that
August 5th, 20099:13 pm
Steve, yes im sure..
Its Just that i won’t be surprised when his numbers will go down because of over time at AA and believe me they will, then some of you will call that he still needs more time. did you actually get a read of Onley article?..if not, suggest you do.Pretty interesting stuff on the Jay-Hey Kid..He has nothing else to prove down at AA…they’re intentionally walking the guy!!! and he’s not Barry Bonds all of a sudden..
August 5th, 20099:15 pm
WASHINGTON 5 FLORIDA 4 TOP 7
the “loved by all and a ladies man” part of the hoss definition cracked me up
August 5th, 20099:17 pm
But i was also curious about the nickname because i though maybe it had something to do with something he said or did to someone else (reporter or teammate).
lol no. it has nothing to do with anything, I just made it up one night. At first I was just calling him “I’ll kill you” or IKY but after one particularly bad ass performance he became MFIKY and there was no going back.
Its Just that i won’t be surprised when his numbers will go down because of over time at AA and believe me they will, then some of you will call that he still needs more time. did you actually get a read of Onley article?..
This is completely incoherent. What now?
(Yes, I did read Olney’s article)
August 5th, 20099:18 pm
3 weeks really isn’t much of a sampling, if he can maintain or improve for the rest of the month, and we’re in the race come September, then maybe he gets a call. But for now, he’s going to stay in AA and he should. Remember, AA pitchers don’t use scouting reports like the majors do; it takes longer for a player’s holes to become obvious because they’re not being exploited as much.
August 5th, 20099:19 pm
cabravesfan – how are you entertaining yourself with no game this evening?
Just kidding cab! But that’s what I would be doing. Maybe.
August 5th, 20099:20 pm
Anyway, I would say that he does have something to prove at AA…that he can hit AA pitching for a full season, or at least the rest of the season.
And question, if you could do it again, do you get Adam Jones or Soriano for Horacio?
Mixxo I thought you were a younger guy and here you are talking about being at concerts the year I was born. I guess you come across on here as a young guy like I come across as a dude. You win.
August 5th, 20099:21 pm
Anyone know of the place DOB is eating at tonight on the San Clemente pier? I’d love to go but don’t know the name of the place.
Man am I excited about Heyward and Freeman! They’re our future wrapped up in one great package! Freeman hits 4th, and Heyward 3rd. It’s almost like fate.
Don’t listen to Edward, he’s obviously a little kid copying other people’s opinions to try and sound coherent. Proof: http://www.braves-nation.com/forums/showthread.php?p=388699#post388699
August 5th, 20099:22 pm
And Happs is working on a complete game for the Phils… WTH, this guy is supposed to be a #3 guy at best, he’s pitching like a Halladay this year. Someone bring this kid down to earth please!
August 5th, 20099:24 pm
We have Norton on our bench. Why would we need to bring up somebody that can actually hit.
August 5th, 20099:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA 7 COLORADO 0 FINAL
Happ – CG, 10 Ks
Marc–Happ has nowhere to go but down.
4.21 FIP, .254 BABIP, 80% strand rate, 4.66 tRA.
August 5th, 20099:26 pm
I don’t think he’s interested in meeting you, Robert.
August 5th, 20099:27 pm
I do know where he (and the team) stays…and I am betting he is regreting sharing that info with me
August 5th, 20099:28 pm
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hey steve talk to us normal. What the heck is 4.66tRA??
August 5th, 20099:30 pm
Have you heard anything regarding what the Braves plan on doing for 1st base next season? I would like to think that the Braves will be patient with Freeman and let him progress in the minors for at least another season.. If the Braves plan on going after a FA, then I really hope that they convince LaRoache to stay in Atlanta.. Maybe they can sign him to a two year deal and bring up Freeman when he is more then ready at the age of 21..
La Jolla Dawg
August 5th, 20099:32 pm
DOB, Can’t make it to San Clemente, but next year, I’ll buy you a fantastic fish taco from Wahoos if you can find your way to the La Jolla Village.
August 5th, 20099:33 pm
This should be the MFIKY intro. (RIP Isaac)
August 5th, 20099:34 pm
I’m not so young, Young at heart though! I blame it on the music industry.
What? You’re NOT a dude?
Were u responding to me? My names not Robert!
Or do u mean he was inviting the girls to dinner?
Hey steve. That is taking stats to the extreme man.
August 5th, 20099:37 pm
Cool website. I bookmarked it for further reading.
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