12:23 pm August 21, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
NO MORE BOBBY
August 22nd, 200912:55 am
I know we are only four games out still of the wild card but Im losing faith in this team. The Chipper and Mac at bats were so rushed and seemed like they wanted to get home.
“Looks like the guys wanna get to the house”
Screw The House They’re ready to hit up Buckhead…
Pathetic Team…! I bet Bobby Didn’t want them to comeback seeing that he didn’t want any of them to get hurt on the wet field…
Chipper is a sorry sack of crap! He’d get booed if he were playing anywhere but Atlanta. Nice “leader”,huh?
Well, I’m glad the Braves to play that last inning and put on an absolutely horrendous showing of major league baseball:
1. Chipper first-pitch swinging when we need a baserunner and the pitcher has just endured a two-plus-hour rain delay.
2. BMac going down on 3 pitches.
3. LaRoche getting thrown out at 2nd to end the game when his run means dick.
No heart, no brains, as usual.
August 22nd, 200912:56 am
You know, if Adam had stayed at first on a ball that went past the outfielder and went to the wall, you’d be calling for his head then too.
True that – probably what…2 minutes of baseball?
Brandon from Warner Robins
Still a ways to go. Not giving up on the Bravos just yet.
Well, the middle of the lineup screwed up that one. Chipper and Mac, I don’t think either swung at a strike and then LaRoche gets thrown out when all you are trying to do is get the tyig run to the plate. Could you get worse baseball from the guys who are suppose to carry you. Terrible bottom of the 9th by those three. Expected better.
Im sure Bobby is ticked off he had to wake up from his nap for that ending.
That Half Assed Effort! BS…
We need to start a protest and don’t show up the rest of the weekend for that crap…!
Somebody please ask Chipper if he doesn’t think it MIGHT be a good idea to maybe take a pitch…down 2…and leading off….assuming your actually trying to win the game , of course…
August 22nd, 200912:57 am
Brandon from Warner Robins – I bet you still believe in the Easter Bunny too.
Chipper is doing way to much 1st pitch swinging and all too often just rolling over on the ball grounding out to the 2B
August 22nd, 200912:58 am
All I can say is go away Larry. Go hunt some illegal Mexicans. Let’s get a 3rd baseman who feels like playing baseball. Every at bat he swings at the first pitch, no effort whatsoever to study the pitcher or figure out how to get on base. No emotion at all. As dead as an overstocked fish, with all the leadership ability of a crappie minnow.
His little disgraceful girl swing on the first pitch after a 2 1/2 hour delay says it all. Must have a hot date or a meeting down to the DoubleDime.
I can’t believe I waited up for that!
They just need to disable Chipper or tell him to pack up for a couple weeks because all he is doing now is hurting the teams chances to make the playoffs…
Sadly after dropping the ball countless times, they are still only 4 out of the Wild Card…
Oh, and once again based on now Garret being injured and having no real #1’s or even #2’s in the OF, I beg for Heyward to FINALLY get the call…playing an OF of Gorecki, Church, Diaz isn’t going to get this team anywhere but on the golf course in Florida in October, especially considering Yunel isn’t 100% and Chipper is looking every bit of 37 right now.
2nd worst baserunning play in braves history behind Lonnie.
No More Bobby – Sure Do.
I am sure Bobby was fine waking up for that half inning. I am sure his nostrils needed cleaning
Now I will admit to being an IDIOT for staying up to watch this, BUT at the same time, DEFINITELY wishing NOBODY any harm, but right now it would be poetic justice, if the 1,100 retired WalMart workers who were there at the end ALL get caught in a huge traffic jam as a result of a stalled vehicle. NO PHYSICAL INJURIES!! Just a tie-up that maybe goes to 3:00 in the morning.
August 22nd, 200912:59 am
since they lost, I don’t see them winning the series and I won’t be surprised if they get swept. Florida pitching is good and the Braves offense cowers when they face them.
Chipper looked like he wanted to get to Hooters before they close. BMac looked like his glassed fogged up. You wouldn’t think these guys are in a pennant race by watching them tonight. Critical Mass and Chipper looks like some college guy just called up to the Big Leagues.
I fkn hate Chipper so much! He’s so arrogant and selfish. He needs to retire because he’s rubbing off on McCann. Speaking of Mac, is it me or does he look chunkier than he did earlier this year. Fat ass, he swings at garbage and doesn’t even run all the way to 1st. I hope they trade Chumper’s sorry carcus somewhere this offseason. He’s just ready for huntin season…. dang redneck!
That was embarrassing. Chipper is absolutely lost. Mac all three pitches swinging. Laroche was half asleep not knowing it was a TWO run game.Lame.
Good point about LaRoche, yes he’s hit well but his attention is still in deficit.
I think you’re right about Chip and BMac. Adam gets a pass.
August 22nd, 20091:00 am
hate to say it … that was not smart baseball in that inning … swinging at 1st pitch, swing at ball in dirty, throw out on the bases when a double meant nothing … not winning baseball
That was a piss poor at bat by Chipper there in the 9th. He’s been useless over the past week and a half. Him and McCann have basically done nothing since the beginning of June, just think where the Braves may be if those two could have avoided these cold streaks.
At what point do we finally give up on this wild card and start getting excited for the new manager?
August 22nd, 20091:01 am
I love how everything gets personal on here after a loss. Seriously, people? Chill.
I always liked Chipper…but…lately…he’s really starting to get on my nerves…I’m not sure that… “winning the game”… is always the number 1 thing on his mind…THAT crap was about as bad as I can remember…
August 22nd, 20091:02 am
I just made the mistake of watching BSPN Sportscenter
Top 3 stories
1) Brett Favre
2) Tony Homo and The Cowboys
3) Bankess and Red Sox
I had to change the channel with 90 seconds
August 22nd, 20091:03 am
Earlier in the season we could bank on Chipper having some sort of a productive at bat by being patient, taking pitches and accepting walks. However, since the final two games of the Pirates series at Turner Field in June, he has been terribly impatient and pathetic at the plate, and awful in the field.
August 22nd, 20091:04 am
The top 3 things I dislike most in sports. Nice.
August 22nd, 20091:05 am
What Happened to that Big Crowd tonight…?
After Tonight’s Pathetic performance there will be similiar sized crowds for the next 2 games, “Bank On It!”
Would’ve been better if they called it. That’s 3 more things to be pissed about….
August 22nd, 20091:06 am
Mitchell, you promised me you would rant yesterday. Well, I’m holding you to that promise today. Say something.
Soph, I don’t know what to say.
That was just sad. I don’t know.
I’ve heard too much out of Bobby lately about the fans and the energy in Turner Field. I’m sure he’ll find a way to blame the attendance on the outcome of the game. I don’t care for it.
You’re a professional. Your job is to win, not to worry about how many tickets you sell.
It’s pathetic. The more I hear that the more I think it’s time Bobby retired.
Chipper is NOT a dumb baseball player…He absolutely KNOWS… he should take a strike in that situation…and yet he chose not to….THAT says something about Chipper ….sad to say …but true…
August 22nd, 20091:07 am
Prado won’t play this series, Chipper in a funk,ANderson out, now Brian will try to hard to hit a 3 run homer every time up. Only thing going for us is Laroche. I say Marlins sweep.
I heard about this kid heyward. Supposed to be ok or something like that. Good thing they don’t want to give him a chance he might actually do something worth a damn and wed can’t have that happening now can we? Bonny apparently has a cruise in October that he can’t back out of
Ollie Williams style interviews after the game.
CR- What were the field conditions like.
Chipper- I saw a fish!
CR-Why did you try to go to 2nd.
LaRoche- Thought we were in a dome!
CR-How did you see out of your glasses
McCann- I didnt!
August 22nd, 20091:09 am
Brian McCouer went o for 4? Tell me something new………….this kid will end up hitting bellow .270
This team is missing Martin way too much………..that kid is our MVP
August 22nd, 20091:10 am
Well, the Braves weren’t worthy of having a big crowd tonight. That had to be one of the poorest efforts in a while. And, not just the 9th inning, practically the whole game. Not good.
What happened to the big crowd?
I saw several big people there.
I heard about this one kid heyward something. Supposed to be ok or something like that. Good thing they don’t want to give him a chance he might actually do something worth a damn and wed can’t have that happening now can we? Bonny apparently has a cruise in October that he can’t back out of
August 22nd, 20091:11 am
I’m With you the rain mellowed me out too much to go off…few exepletives out of me after watching that pathetic 9th inning…
But Seriously That Was the type of crap that Braves fans want the media to call out Bobby, Chipper and the rest of the team out on…
That crap was pathetic…
Now im getting riled up thinking about that 9th inning…!
Awww, that’s not a typical Mitchell rant. You sound so…defeated.
Really, Braves? You have a 2+ hour delay, you know the Phillies lost, you know the Rockies lost, and you come out like that?! That’s the sorriest thing I’ve seen all year.
August 22nd, 20091:12 am
LOL, The Braves Never draw well because, well, Simply put they’re the Marlins…
August 22nd, 20091:13 am
Everyone needs to quit ragging on Laroche, you won’t ever see a better throw than that one with a wet ball from the RF wall on the fly dead on the bag, he could throw it again 10 times and never repeat that good a throw.
August 22nd, 20091:14 am
I actually believe that the braves thought they could pull that half assed crap off and think that no one would be watching on TV…Wrong, Wrong…
I bet even Boog would say that they Half Assed that Inning…
August 22nd, 20091:15 am
In fairness, I haven’t been to a game since early June.
However the vast majority of the games I’ve been to over the last three years have been losses so, figure it out.
I was at the game in ‘07 when Micah Owings hit two homeruns and had six RBIs. That was not enjoyable.
August 22nd, 20091:16 am
I know one thing, I don’t want to hear any Chipper quotes that say “We gotta work hard if we want to get into the playoffs” until he starts doing his part.
I want to hear some “I need to start playing better” otherwise that “we” stuff comes off as “We meaning them, I’m just going to stay back and let them do their thing”
I was defeated after the 2-run homer from Hanley…
I’ll admit I was pissed off more when MFIKY gave up the Game winning Homer in Florida because we got screwed so many times by the umpires and the 11-10 comeback loss in philly in game 3 of the season…
August 22nd, 20091:17 am
Seriously is Larry trying to have some nuts for once and play through an injury or is he just a pansy in his all too obvious old age? Fn pathetic swing every at bat 1 hit in the last week aunt gonna cut it. Mcfatass needs to get on a treadmill and put of the krispy kreme window
August 22nd, 20091:18 am
Yeah, I haven’t had much luck in the games I’ve been to recently either. In fact, I went last month to the Mets game that was on Fox. That game was crappy as hell too – offense didn’t do a thing.
August 22nd, 20091:19 am
good throw aside, there was no need for him to be at second base. Heck if he takes the single he could probably easily have taken second on fielders indifference.
August 22nd, 20091:20 am
That last Inning Performance can actually turn fans attitudes against overpaid players and teams…And if we go out like suckas again at home this weekend there will be plenty Haterade to go around the blog 10-fold
August 22nd, 20091:21 am
“I’ve heard too much out of Bobby lately about the fans and the energy in Turner Field. I’m sure he’ll find a way to blame the attendance on the outcome of the game. I don’t care for it.
You’re a professional. Your job is to win, not to worry about how many tickets you sell. ”
To me personally, anytime you have anyone in the stands to root for you that should be enough. For the few fans who did wait out the delay that was just a piss poor effort by the guys who are suppose to carry this team offensively. Mac and Chipper went up their intent to swing and not one of them swung at a strike. How about knowing your personel. Nunez isn’t exactly a guy known for his control. LaRoche was the only one who swung at a decent pitch. Just wish someone could have gotten on base before him. I know chipper has been struggling but he of everyone else on the team knows how to wait for a good pitch. Even if he missed it, it would have been better than rolling over on a 1st pitch ball that was outside that you tried to pull and its an easy out. I don’t mind losing as I know its part of the game but losing by not playing smart baseball is another thing.
August 22nd, 20091:22 am
Wasn’t that the Game where KK went against Johan…?
If so the Tide got turned Thursday night…Too bad they couldn’t follow it up…
Not sure I’ve EVER criticized Chipper…til tonight….I can put up with errors…hitting slumps….etc…that’s part of baseball. Long as you show me an honest effort…and convince me your actually trying to win the game…I’ll stick up for you…I’m having trouble justifying that last at bat by Chipper…I could understand it if it was Escobar…he’s got the baseball IQ of a small bush…BUT…Chipper knew EXACTLY what he was doing …and did it anyway…
August 22nd, 20091:26 am
To Me, to see them play that 9th inning half assed was like watching overpaid athletes giving an indirect F-U to the fans who spent money and stayed for the long haul
And for the peeps who watched on TV
No wonder there is so much resentment the common man has for overpaid athletes
I guess it’s a good thing I didn’t get to see most of this game, eh? Oh well, what I did see was great! When the power went out the score was 0-0. When the power came on, I saw Laroche hit a 3-run homer. Then, I didn’t know the game restarted so I didn’t see the ending.
Yup, T’Hawkin it was KK vs Johan. KK actually did a decent job but our bats went cold and then Acosta gave up a few runs late as well. But yeah, KK turned the tables yesterday (or I guess two nights ago since it’s officially Saturday).
August 22nd, 20091:27 am
In last nights game at NY, Joe and Boog were talking about NY writers (I believe) writing about how they didn’t believe that the fans were going to support the team when the newness of CItiField wore off. It’s not just Atlanta, it’s Pittsbugh, Miami, was the RAys not sure lately,and many other parks. I would love to go to more Braves games,but it has become cost prohibitive when you can watch it on TV for free, I priced some tickets tonight and to get terrrace level for 4 with parking and a few snacks well over 100 bucks, plus half a tank of gas to get there ans back. I guess they have to get those prices to pay for BC to sit there and let his starter give out of gas and lose the game. I know I could do it for half of that and sit in the nose bleed section, but rather not. You watch a game like tonight’s and you see half-hearted attempts and why pay that kind of money?
August 22nd, 20091:28 am
I think we have seen the enemy and it is US. The 9th inning is one of the most pitiful performances by Major League players I have ever witnessed.
First batter, OUR SUPERSTAR. I hope Chipper was serious in the article last week about knowing when to get out of the game when his time is up. He has shown in the past few weeks how not to be a leader. His swing may be out of whack or maybe he has finally surcumbed to his age, but that is no reason to swing at any and every pitch with a halfassed roll over the top effort. It shows with every at bat that he is not battling to have a productive at bat, instead he is sulking because he can’t find his stroke. THIS IS THE GUY WHO TRIED TO HELP FRANCOEUR? No wonder when he was traded he started hitting better.
McCann, OUR FUTURE LEADER, Don’t work the count so maybe you coax a walk with your hottest hitter coming up. NNOOOO, instead swing at every pitch the rookie pitcher those, including the one in your eyes and the one that bounces up there. THAT”S what We’re looking for in a future leader, COMPOSURE UNDER PRESSURE.
Laroche, I don’t know what to say other than, NOW YOU KNOW WHY WE TRADED YOU BEFORE. How long does someone need to play this game to remember that 1 run doesn’t mean S**T when your down 2 runs.
Fans of the Braves MEET YOUR LEADERS!
August 22nd, 20091:31 am
You guys are boxing me in.
I gotta be free.
I’m not mad. I came to the realization early in the game, although perhaps not early enough, that we are not winning the wild card.
It’s not possible. First of all, you have games like this where you really wonder why you give a s*** about this piece of s*** team after they play like that. No team that plays like that deserves to be in the playoffs.
Second of all, we’re just too far behind. On most nights you have to think we’re better than the Rockies and Giants but at this point, there’s just no way we can catch up. Both of those teams are going to win at least 90 games.
I respect the way the Braves have come right back after a loss and won the series, as has happened recently, but if they don’t win the next two, there’s almost no way we can keep up with the Marlins.
Plus, they just kind of look like @#$% lately at home. Forget about the fans. I mean I wish Turner Field was packed and I could be there every night but if they just win, who gives a s***?
They literally have to go on an 8 or 10 game winning streak tomorrow… today… whatever day it is… or else there’s no chance.
The number of recent injuries makes it even harder and yet, in a way, easier to accept. If they could start all over from the all-star break with LaRoche, without Francoeur and the injuries, we might have had a chance.
We probably should have traded for a new manager though, come to think of it.
You can bet yore azz…Derek Jeter…. (like him or not)… woulda took a strike….
August 22nd, 20091:32 am
FIRE COX tired of hearing how players like playing for him. Takes Lowe out after giving up 8 takes Vasquez out after giving up 5 should leave them when the horse is out of the barn.Love seeing Norton first off the bench not a KJ fan at least he has a chance of getting a hit. 2010 no COX
August 22nd, 20091:35 am
Its not even about being overpayed. I understand this is a long season and there are going to be times when these guys are just going to do some things that are a little absent minded at times. But these guys had over 2 hours to think about what this game meant and who they would probably be facing. This is it right now. Every game counts. I know Chipper, Mac, and LaRoche all probably realized they messed up but that can’t be good enough right now. You expect that from someone like Gorecki or Diaz who will seemingly swing at everything but not from your two stars.
August 22nd, 20091:37 am
CC…sadly….I must agree….
August 22nd, 20091:38 am
That 3 minute bottom of the 9th was played as if it were 10-3 not 5-3…
August 22nd, 20091:40 am
I believe most fans who attend games plan in advance and prepurchase their tickets. It’s hard to tell the kids you’re not going to the game you’ve been talking about for weeks maybe because they played poorly last night.
August 22nd, 20091:41 am
“You watch a game like tonight’s and you see half-hearted attempts and why pay that kind of money?”
Co Sign on your last post, I feel bad for the people who went tonight and Braves The elements of Tropical Storm Annibel to be let-down like that by the team
Sad in so many ways.
August 22nd, 20091:45 am
Well, hopefully this is one of those series where after they lose the first game they come back with a force unknown and dominate the next two games. One can only hope.
The A Bomb
August 22nd, 20091:46 am
22,000 for a big game. . . pathetic. Way to give the Braves that home field crowd.
What was going on — a civil war reenactment?
Have they started school on Saturday in Atlanta?
Mitchell, CCrider, Kelly’s Johnson, P-Town Brave, Among Other’s who were seriously P’d off from that 1/2 Assed 9th inning…
There will be people on here in the morning who didn’t watch the game who will have the nerve as to call us negative fans after the crap we saw tonight…”Bank On It”
After that 1/2 assed effort its no wonder why so many of us on the blog call “Ballgame”/”Game Over” when we are down by 2 runs in the fifth inning
Just a fair warning…
So the guys on the desk have gone home and there won’t be anyone to post the game story online until 7 a.m., so I figured I’d just post it here. Instead of just post-game quotes, I give you my game story and bid…..good morning!!!
By Carroll Rogers
Friday night fireworks were long rained out by the time the Braves finished their 5-3 loss to the Marlins at 12:52 a.m. It was just as well, without much for Braves fans to celebrate.
A two-hour and 28-minute rain delay just put off the inevitable as the Braves lost the first game in another key series. The Braves’ offense took too long to get going against Anibal Sanchez and ran out of time to recover. They were down to three outs by the time the game resumed at 12:44 a.m.
Adam LaRoche’s three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh had started a rally that fell short a couple hours later after LaRoche was thrown out to end the game, trying to stretch a single into a double.
“You hate to sit around for two hours before you get something started, but the fact of the matter is that all these games really, really matter,” Chipper Jones said. “We didn’t put up much of a fight there in the ninth, but at least we were given the opportunity.”
The Braves never recovered from a four-run seventh when home runs by Jeremy Hermida and Hanley Ramirez ruined Javier Vazquez’s night.
“The two homers were offspeed pitches that were up, and those are the ones that make hitters eyes get big,” Jones said. “I thought he pitched real well, just a couple bad pitches there in the seventh.”
LaRoche’s fourth homer in five games and seventh in 18 games since returning to the Braves was trumped by Ramirez’s two-run shot.
As hot as LaRoche has been, hitting. 410 (25-for-61) with 15 RBIs in 18 games back with the Braves, Ramirez isn’t far behind. Ramirez went 3-for-4 Friday to extend his career-long hitting streak to 16 games. He is hitting .363 (24-for-66) in that time.
The Braves fell to third place behind the Marlins in the NL East and fourth place in the wildcard standings while failing to gain ground on the Phillies or the Rockies, both of whom lost. The Braves have to repeat what they did in New York and win the next two games if they want to take this series from the Marlins.
Just when the Braves thought they were doing well to avoid Josh Johnson in this series, Sanchez came off the 60-day disabled list to harass the Braves for six innings, allowing only two hits.
Sanchez looked much more like the pitcher who threw a no-hitter against Arizona in 2006 than the one who’s been out two months with a sprained shoulder. The Braves didn’t get their first hit until Vazquez, of all people, singled off him with one out in the sixth inning.
“He mixes his pitches well,” Matt Diaz said. “He has a good fastball. He never uses it, but it’s in the back of your mind that he might throw it.”
Sanchez struck out seven, allowing only a run in six innings, and ultimately left Vazquez in his dust.
Vazquez pitched five shutout innings before giving up five runs to the last 10 batters he faced. Ramirez broke up the 0-0 tie with a bloop RBI hit in the sixth inning, then finished off Vazquez with the two-run homer in the seventh.
Vazquez had given up a leadoff homer to Hermida just out of Diaz’s reach to start the seventh, followed by a double to Wes Helms. He got the next two outs, and manager Bobby Cox stuck with him to try to get the third against left-handed hitting Ross Gload.
Gload chopped a single past Yunel Escobar to bring up Ramirez for the big blow.
“The ball that killed us was Gload’s ball, that one little seeing-eye hit between third and short,” Cox said. “That would have been the third out, and only two runs.”
The Marlins got 10 hits off Vazquez to reach double-digits in hits for the 16th time in their past 17 games.
August 22nd, 20091:49 am
“We didn’t put up much of a fight there in the ninth…
No kidding Chipper. Love you but geez.
August 22nd, 20091:50 am
By the way thanks for the quotes & story Carroll. Good morning to you too.
I can support the Braves…even if they miss the wild card by 10 games…What I CAN’T support…is when I think our “stars” don’t really give a crap… and don’t give their best effort… to win an important game…
I’m not a happy camper !!…And I’m goin’ to bed…maybe I’ll forget about that 9th inning…by the time I wake up in the morning…
August 22nd, 20091:52 am
Well, I just got back to the hotel. I was actually DUMB enough to stick it out. My wife says I have no life and hanging around 2 1/2 hours for a rain delay is pathetic.
Don’t give up on your Bravos yet. The Marlins still have Mr Goldbrick(Nicky) nursing a hamstring like it is a broken fibia and now Cantu is out. basically they are a 1 trick pony–Don’t let Hanley beat you.
IF Anibal pitches like he did before he got hurt in 07, they would have a chance, but STILL no 5th starter and ownership that is so BLEEPING dumb as to allow Nicky to pull off his disappearing act while they have been basically 2 men short as a result of carrying 13!! pitchers. That was Nunez’ first appearance since last Friday. Lindstrom has pitched 1 inning since last Friday!1
Some MORON in right field gave me crap after Hermida hit the homerun the old “what do you think of him now”–I said “He is the WORST corner outfielder of last 20 years based upon horrific defensive skills, bad arm, no instincts, inability to drive the ball and 13 homers and 45 RBI’s following the Batting Leader and avery good on base guy most of the year.
Was the Caray I saw in the booth??
August 22nd, 20091:53 am
Can’t Believe Javy is 10-9. 10-9 sounds like a mediocre record thanks to the Putrid offense
Put him on the Phillies and he has 17 wins right now and be the leading pitcher for the Cy Young…
August 22nd, 20091:56 am
Sorry it wasn’t worth it to hang around Lou Vales. I agree with you on Hermida sucking by the way. Totally hasn’t lived up to his potential. And, yup that probably was Chip Caray in the booth. Game was on Peachtree.
August 22nd, 20091:57 am
Why do they continue to utilize a cheer propogated by the 48th ranked public university in America–U. S. News and World Report’s Rankings of Colleges and Universities–and an institution ONLY ranked that high because of a VERY good Music Department. Also only school being coached by individual manifesting SERIOUS signs of ADVANCED AGING–Difficulties with names, impaired lucidness. I’m too tired to go on, but when every game looks like a remake of Weekend At Bernie’s ” on the sideline–something is wrong.
Listen for me tomorrow–I’ll be bashing Nicky!!
August 22nd, 20092:01 am
Tomahawkin; I agree with you on that! I think the fans on the blog that vent so much are the ones that realize that for 3 of the last 4 years(I don’t count last year due to all the injuries) the payroll may have gotten tighter, but the things that really bother many of us(Count me at the head of the line) is the thoughtless , uninspired and halfassed effort from too many players and a certain manager at times.
The players wonder why people aren’t showing up like they once did? It’s because the fans can see the lack of attention, concentration and excitement the players exude. If the players are not “INTO IT” why should we as fans in a bad economy spend the money to support them in person.
August 22nd, 20092:08 am
When the payroll gets down to 32 million–start bitching.
August 22nd, 20092:16 am
Chipper`s playing like his mind is on the off-season hunting trips with his bud`s in Texas. It`s a lot easier for him to be there than the amigo found on his ranch trying to make it on foot to the QT on Buford Hwy. Chipper`s group may be giving directions and having to share some of their cerveza this fall.
August 22nd, 20092:20 am
“We didn’t put up much of a fight there in the 9th inning, but at least we were given a chance”.
This guy is so arrogant and selfish. Last year when we were a really depleted, bad team he had more smiles on his face than he’s shown the last few months or so ths year. Why, because HE and Pujols were challenging for the batting title. You can bet your azz that the front office sees his selfishness and HOPEFULLY looks into trading this jerk in the offseason. I’m way over the Chipper era…. time to move on.
August 22nd, 20093:06 am
So my little niece likes to pick her nose all the time and make bad decisions.
Can she be the next Braves manager?
August 22nd, 20093:18 am
lowe the other night and vazquez tonight. bobby bobby bobby…are we watching the same games? and does mcdowell have any input into when we take out a pitcher or is it all cox’s decision? stupid as hell no matter what it is. you really leave JV in to face hanley ramirez in that situation? wow.
August 22nd, 20093:53 am
Lets face it…as it stand now this team doesn’t have it for the stretch run. A slumping Chipper, a mediocre McCann, our spark plug player out with some odd headaches, McClouth always seems to be hurt, Escobar has disappeared, and I’m even missing the aging Anderson. Adam Laroche and Matt Diaz cannot carry this team. Unless we get some guys back and going like NOW, we are going to be too far back to do anything. We got 2 more with the Fish, then we got the Phils. We have not had our act together lately. We beat a bad Daimondbacks team, and won 2 out of 3 to a mets team we should have swept. But before that we lost 2 out of 3 (and were almost swept) to the Phils. We are playing decent ball that seems better because of who we are playing. I am not coming down on this team, I’m just being real.
August 22nd, 20096:50 am
can’t win a big game
Rob from SC
August 22nd, 20097:05 am
I told you months ago that Chipper needs to go and everyone jumped on me. He looks like he is going through the motions just earning s paycheck.
August 22nd, 20097:06 am
Dave O’Brien has the best job in the world. He only works like 10 days out of the month. I’m jealous, Dave.
Hope Minor turns out to be a stud pitcher. We could use a left in the rotation.
August 22nd, 20097:29 am
When you have a must win – Cox knows how to lose. Every series that it is reported Braves MUST win, they & that idiot manager choke. Chipper – what a choke. Seeing now why Cox has always struggled in the Post Season & why he’ll never make it bake to the post season. Sits on his hands until the game is out of reach. How many games up would the Braves be IF they could have back all the games Cox’s poor managing has cost them? All those idiot bloggers who kept assuring ” it’s still early” when skeptics complained about stupid games lost… would have been nice to have those “early” wins. Cox is consistent – loses early & late by stupidity.
August 22nd, 20097:44 am
I remember telling a fellow Braves fan about 6 weeks ago that we would see what Vazquez was made of in August/September when he had the opportunity to pitch in big games in a pennant race.
Twice this week, he has not performed.
If Lowe is not the ace, and Vazquez goes 0-2 against the Marlins and Phillies in the biggest week of the season to date, to whom do we turn?
We blew a huge opportunity last night, the Marlins didn’t.
Let’s win the next two.
August 22nd, 20097:51 am
The series with the Fish isn’t over. Fans were griping about the Bravos losing the first game to the Mets. They went on to win the series.
One game at a time, one series at a time… that’s how you focus to win.
August 22nd, 20097:57 am
Same ole story on the blog. The Braves lost so now Chipper sux, Bobby’s an idiot, Mac sux, we miss Prado, etc, etc. If you honestly believe that Chipper doesn’t care about winning games, then stop watching the games. It’s the same people on here after every loss screaming that the season is over. OK, then go away. They played a bad game, they lost, get over it. Sometimes the other team just plays better.
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