3:01 pm August 22, 2009, by David O'Brien
August 23rd, 200912:14 am
RG – death definitely made some artists more revered but they were damn good to start with. I mean, for every Hank, Janis, Jim, Elvis and Kurt there are a lot of sucky artists who died and no one really cared. I don’t have any examples right now but its true.
Steve from OH
August 23rd, 200912:15 am
RHR–don’t you mean that Kurt was a sucky artist too? Right? Right?
August 23rd, 200912:16 am
Oh, and I likes me some Ted Nugent too…(STEVE)
hell yeah, dude could only play about 3 chords, but he done them 3 proud
I think it is safe to say that the division is out of our grasp. Sure, we could win our last 6 games against the Phillies. But realistically, that isnt going to happen. We are 8 games out in the loss column with 39 games left.
However both the Braves and Marlins are 4 games behind the Rockies, with the Giants 2 behind.
I cant imagine a team making the play-offs with a 5 game winning streak being their longest. I’m not sure how to find out what the shortest, longest winning streak a team has had who made the play-offs.
The Braves need to put a 7 or 8 game winning streak soon. The Rockies do not look like they are going to let up. We are going to have to take it from them.
August 23rd, 200912:19 am
Ahh, there’s the wet blanket
August 23rd, 200912:21 am
What about Lee and AJ Happ?
What about Vazquez and JJ? or Vazquez and Hanson?
August 23rd, 200912:23 am
Nah Steve, I mean, he’s on the lower end of that list but he definitely belongs, IMO.
August 23rd, 200912:26 am
I dunno RHR, never was a fan.
imagine what would happen if everyone stopped paying their mortgages, housing could be dirt cheap and the braves could win the world series , looks like two improbable scenarios . lol
August 23rd, 200912:27 am
dunno RHR, never was a fan. (STEVE)
August 23rd, 200912:29 am
What about Vazquez and JJ? or Vazquez and Hanson?
I assume you mean JA Happ, Anyways, Chris and Adam are better they both that you mentioned
August 23rd, 200912:31 am
nolie–a good comp on his guitar skills would be, well, me…
A sucky LH guitar player…can’t hold a candle to anyone that can really handle the instrument. I mean, I can see how some would find his lyrics all artsy and whatever, but IMO it’s just too depressing…
Since we’re talking music now….i have to mention i saw our man David Coverdale (of whitesnake “fame”) at the Denver airport last weekend. Seriously.
I was flying in from atlanta to visit a friend in denver. anyway….he was there heading to who knows where after their aborted show at Red Rocks the night before (apparently his pipes went bad during the show, opening for judas priest).
Im kicking myself for not getting a pic with him, but i didn’t want to be that guy. But it was him….and i was pretty effin pumped to be that close to him! ha!
August 23rd, 200912:33 am
Wait hold on, I meant lately, oops, ok here is my statement: “Carpenter and Wainwright are the best baseball 1 – 2 on late.”
While comparing the Cards and Braves rotation, Cards have a better 1 – 2 – 3 but the Braves have a better 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5, which is really what counts (expect in the postseason).
August 23rd, 200912:34 am
Edit: OF LATE, I can’t spell of late.
I forget, is Ricky Nolasco really good or really bad against us?
August 23rd, 200912:37 am
DOB – or whomever is interested in cool music -
Don’t know if any of you are interested in Xavier Rudd, but I saw him in Aspen last weekend as part of my Colorado vaca (yes i went to a rockies game, they thrashed the pirates thurs afternoon, but it was a beautiful setting, fwiw!).
Here’s a clip from the show, it was at the Belly Up in Aspen…very small venue, even more intimate than Smith’s in Atlanta. Good stuff!
August 23rd, 200912:42 am
Nolasco has a 4.79 ERA and .312 BAA in 47 career innings against the Braves.
August 23rd, 200912:46 am
TY, jeffrey d
I have a feeling if the Braves don’t sign LaRoche, I think they’ll get C. Pena
August 23rd, 200912:47 am
In a former life, had the pleasure of interviewing Nugent several decades ago. Guy was a hoot and a real trip to converse with. Of course, that was before he veered off to the dark side of the political spectrum and became buddies with Sean Hannity.
Wonder if Hannity has ever heard Nuge play “Stranglehold” or “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” & whether he would endorse Nugent’s non-political proclivities?
DBT question for DOB:
Not all that familiar with ‘em, but I really like what I’ve heard the few times I’ve caught their act on the tubes (boob and You). Really like their lyrics and music, but the vocals are pretty weak (not bad, just weak), especially Hood.
Was their departed singer/songwriter (Asbill?) a stronger vocalist? Can understand why they haven’t broken through commercially, even though they should be playing to a wider audience…
Braves will be within a game or 2 of the WC by Labor Day. Despite the head scratching pitching decisions by the Decider in the Dugout, still have a good feeling about the team.
Would feel better if Chipper was physically capable of swinging the bat, which he does not appear to be at the moment.
August 23rd, 200912:54 am
I agree about the depressing lyrics and my god just listening to songs like ‘heart shaped box’ drove at least a dozen people to suicide, I’m sure. But I just think he/they were mainstream pioneers for alternative music that he gets on the list, in my book.
August 23rd, 200912:56 am
Hanson to appear on Baseball tonight, turn on ESPN!
August 23rd, 200912:58 am
By the way, the only reason MFIKY smiled tonight is because he knew he was going to kill the marlins.
Love Chris Tucker! Friday is still one of the best comedies ever. I don’t even like movies like Rush Hour but I’ve sat through every one of those movies because of him.
Nolasco will get lit up tomorrow but I’m a little worried about Lowe after that meltdown in NY and if he can bounce back. I guess he’s proven to Braves fans that he can so lets all hope that trend continues tomorrow afternoon. And here I am just right down the road from where the Lookouts play and didn’t even go see Miss. and Heyward… DUMB!
August 23rd, 20091:01 am
Those poor Marlins, the didn’t even see it coming……or maybe they did…
August 23rd, 20091:02 am
They do have a good point about guys that throw a ‘heavy ball’ and Hanson does seem to throw that.
Friday is still The Bomb!
August 23rd, 20091:03 am
G/F is in bed….not feeling well.
Just finished watching “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas”….not sure what to think about the ending. I didn’t see the ending coming until about about 10 minutes beforehand, and once I figured out basically what was going to happen…speechless. File it away under “things that make you go, huh.”
August 23rd, 20091:04 am
Sick of the Bos/Yanks rivalry? Uhhhh, your timing is way off. We’ve been sick of it for years.
August 23rd, 20091:11 am
Heres my thought on this… I’m sick of the BoSox/Yanks COVERAGE. MLB should change their schedules for ESPN’s convenience. They are in the same division, thus they will play each other a lot, as they should.
August 23rd, 20091:14 am
Don’t be hatin’ on The Who. Them’s fightin’ words. One of the 3 greatest rock bands ever. — Mr Baseball
Agreed. For straight-ahead rock, no doubt. Only question: Who’s your third, besides the Who and Led Zep? Stones, I’m guessing? (You didn’t say Led Zep, but of course they’re in your threesome, right? Or am I being too presumptious?)
Me, I don’t like separating The Clash from those bands, in terms of genre. Rock is rock. But a lot of people consider The Clash more “punk” than straight-ahead rock, whatever that means.
For me, The Clash is simply one of the five best rock bands of all time, without sub-genres or whatever. And I leave it at that.
In alphabetical order, I’d go Beatles, Clash, Led Zep, Stones, Who.
But it’s so difficult, because again, I just don’t like dividing them into punk, alt-rock, etc. I mean, Velvet Underground, Allman Brothers, Neil and Crazy Horse, Replacements, Radiohead, the Pogues, Sonic Youth, Skynyrd, Drive-By Truckers, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix Experience, R.E.M., Sly & the Family Stone, The Band … on and on. I can’t even get started. Too much.
August 23rd, 20091:16 am
Anyone see Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds yet? It’s received mostly outstanding reviews. Gonna try to see it tomorrow night after the game. Also want to see District 9 real soon.
Greg in TN
August 23rd, 20091:21 am
The Jason Heyward show debuted tonight in Chattanooga as the M-Braves downed the homestanding Lookouts 7-1.
Heyward tripled and drove in a run in the first, reached base on a dropped third strike and on an error, but the buzz in the stands was his play in right. In the home half of the first, with Lookout first baseman Eddy Perez (ironic, isn’t it?) on second, Gabriel Martinez singled to right and Heyward threw out Perez with a laser beam to home, beating Perez to the plate by four steps to end the inning.
In the second inning for the Lookouts, Heyward very nearly had a second outfield assist, however his throw to second was not in time to keep Andrew Lambo from doubling. Heyward was able to erase the baserunner and end the inning by making a diving catch to rob catcher Gabriel Gutierrez of a sure RBI single, then doubling off Lambo off 2nd to end the inning.
Freddie Freeman singled in the 6th and scored a run, however it seemed like he was overmatched at times, especially during his first inning strikeout.
Tim Gustafson got the start for the Braves and went 7.2 strong innings giving up a run on 5 hits while striking out 6 and walking 2. Gustafson’s fastball was in the low 90s for most of the night, but he was able to throw his fastball often while slipping in a change and a slider. He did give up a few well hit balls in the 7th when his fastball stayed up, but have to be pleased with the night he had on the mound. Jeff Lyman pitched the last 1.1 innings to close the game out.
Folks, Heyward is smooth at the plate. Very little wasted motion on his swing, and he moves around the bases effortlessly. He doesn’t have much left to prove in AA, gang.
August 23rd, 20091:26 am
Anybody just catch Showalter’s inane realignment bit on Baseball Tonight? There was so much faulty reasoning on his part, it’s hard to cite all of it.
If everybody plays the same schedule, what’s the point of divisions? Yankees-Red Sox, Dodgers-Giants, Cubs-Cards just 6 times each a season? Seriously?
Braves and Rockies in same division? Seriously?
No teams in Florida (he proposes contraction and 4 divisions of 7 teams each)? Seriously?
Wonder what would happen if one of the other guys on the set piped up and said, “Buck, that’s an idiotic idea. Did you really think about that for more than 10 seconds? Get real.”
They just showed 3 of Hanson’s pitches on their “That’s Nasty” segment but whiffed on the 12-to-6 curve he threw (think it was to Ross) that produced a very feeble wave of the bat.
August 23rd, 20091:43 am
DOB: saw District 9 yesterday with my 26 year olf son. A really good movie, I didn’t feel it was great. It had a really good performance by the main male lead, but a little difficult getting connected to the characters.
August 23rd, 20091:51 am
1-2-3 (in no particular order):
Who (greatest rock band ever)
Stones (greatest rock & roll band ever)
Beatles (greatest band ever)
Create lots of categories and you can have lots of greatests. Cheap but effective.
Led Zep not quite in their league (IMO) because of lyrical shortcomings and Plant’s vocal stylings, which are more of an acquired taste. Also, admired Page greatly for the sounds he created, but thought he was a little over-rated as a player. Musically, they were as good as it got.
I’ve noticed in all the opining about music, not much love on here for some of the current biggies. Not all that much I like, but there are some bands that are worthy torch carriers for those groups us old farts grew up listening to:
Of the bands you hear on the radio (quit buying music ages ago), Pearl Jam, Green Day, Offspring, Weazer, White Stripes are all worth listening to and their music stands with the best of our misguided youth.
Some of ‘em even have lyrics that might rate a listing in your daily offerings. Gonna run out of Tom Waits songs before too long.
August 23rd, 20091:55 am
Start making room in that group for My Morning Jacket…..if they stay together and follow Jim James’ creative lead…sky’s the limit. Obviously they aren’t in the class of the bands you mentioned….yet….
August 23rd, 20091:56 am
I’m disappointed by Chipper’s recent play at the plate, but I think O’Brien’s (since he likes to throw around last names, haha) making too big a deal of it. In a season of 162 games, it’s unrealistic to expect uniform production all throughout it, and just like it stands to reason that a 12-20 streak over five games isn’t going to stand, the same applies to Chipper’s recent dismal play. In other words, a five-game case sample is too small to make a huge fuss about.
Tommy Hanson really caught my eye tonight when he started the double play in the fifth or sixth inning (maybe even the fourth). I loved it because he showed patience and didn’t rush a throw before throwing to second. He took his time and got an accurate <—throw to second and got the lead <—- runner, which happened to be Hanley Ramirez. Hanson’s strategy obviously was to get an accurate throw and get such a dangerous baserunner off the basepads, in the process viewing the inning-ending double play as a luxury but the Ramirez out and an error-free throw—-which could lead to a horrible inning— as a necessity. Very wise.
Gotta win today. Absolutely got to win today. It’s time we moved past the Marlins and quit acting apologetically about them.
August 23rd, 20092:01 am
By the way, there’s a lot of talk on here about Frank Wren’s “great” moves. I’ll say most of his moves don’t require quotation marks around “great”, but we need to keep this team together and not be willing to cut ties with the Tyler Flowers of the world for one year of return. We desperately need to keep Javier Vazquez on this team.
August 23rd, 20092:06 am
Why do people refer to criticism as “hatred”? That false reference is not only horrible English but also very annoying, and it’s even more annoying when people say “on” after misusing “hate” or “love.”
August 23rd, 20092:12 am
Ronald Millsaps –
Tyler Flowers? Come on…we’ve already gotten more return on that trade than we could imagine. Vazquez has been great, and by the way he’s under contract for next year so he’s not “one year of return.” He’s either a big part of this rotation next year or a huge trading piece. Either way….Tyler Flowers?? You’re really upset with “cutting ties” with a guy like that for the value of Vazquez?
August 23rd, 20092:13 am
Also want to see District 9 real soon. (DOB)
as I’ve said on here a coupla times District 9 is very good. Haven’t seen Inglorious yet, but looking forward to it. I’ll pass on The Who & The Clash, but Zep and The Stones rock!
August 23rd, 20092:16 am
He doesn’t have much left to prove in AA, gang. (Greg)
I doubt he has much left to prove there either. Move him to AAA and let him see more breaking stuff, then AFL in the fall.
August 23rd, 20092:18 am
Who (greatest rock band ever)
Stones (greatest rock & roll band ever)
Beatles (greatest band ever) (Mr Baseball)
well I agree with The Stone sanyway
August 23rd, 20092:22 am
.Tyler Flowers?? You’re really upset with “cutting ties” with a guy like that for the value of Vazquez? (Sooner)
hard to believe huh? The guy is a DH and not much else though he could be a good hitter. That great AFL season branded him to fans as the next coming of Ted Williams and they don’t wanna let go. The first 2 days after the trade were unbelievable.
August 23rd, 20092:24 am
“sooner”–Yeah, but there were totally-undue talks earlier this season about potentially trading the guy, which would’ve been ludicrous. We have him for next year, sure, and need to keep him, period.
The Rockies annoy me because they really aren’t that good, in my opinion, but they sure win a lot, and they have more of a propensity for winning streaks than we do. (They seem to have about three real winning streaks a year.)
Also, Atlanta has got to take care of business against every opponent and view every game, every play with a sense of urgency. I think this team sometimes lacks short-term goals. Well, we can’t afford to lose focus.
August 23rd, 20092:31 am
Very hard to believe! Yeah, he had a lot of hype coming off that AFL performance, which was perfect b/c it allowed us to get inflated value for him in the vazquez trade. he may work out for them (DH) but he never had a future here at all. just can’t believe someone was lamenting us “cutting ties” with him…..wow.
August 23rd, 20092:39 am
I was a big supporter of the trade, but I gotta admit that so far we have gotten even better performance from Javy than I expected. I hoped he came over and had a 115-120 ERA+, but he’s having one of his best years…except for W/L record which can’t really be blamed on him.
August 23rd, 20092:41 am
Can’t disagree with your 224a…..glad we didn’t trade vazauez earlier this season as some suggested. And i hope we keep him long term.
And as crazy as it sounds, i agree with your second paragraph. i don’t know how they keep winning…but they do. i guess that means they really are good, even though a lot of us think otherwise….
“Also, Atlanta has got to take care of business against every opponent and view every game, every play with a sense of urgency”
Yes they do. And i think they have done that, they just lack talent in certain areas to make that happen on every play/every game. Wish that wasn’t true, but it’s what i believe.
August 23rd, 20092:45 am
mr baseball : Also, admired Page greatly for the sounds he created, but thought he was a little over-rated as a player.
To say that Jimmy Page was “a little overrated as a player,” is the absolute height of guitar ignorance. Technically and artistically he was/is absolutely the greatest rock guitarist who ever was, or will ever be. Hendrix drew me to the guitar 40-years ago. Page took the instrument to a whole new level. Comparing Page to anyone else is apples and oranges….
August 23rd, 20092:47 am
DOB, I’d have to replace The Clash with Pink Floyd in your top five…
August 23rd, 20092:50 am
I didn’t expect this much out of javy either….but i supported the trade as well b/c we didn’t give up any pieces of the future and got a pitcher that, at worst, would be a workhorse (which we desperately needed). Turns out he’s having a career year, despite the misleading W-L record. I’ll take that!
August 23rd, 20092:52 am
Comparing Page to anyone else is apples and oranges… (Shamus)
even Ted Nugent???
August 23rd, 20092:55 am
Frank Wren has to be rolling over in his sleep right now thinking about what to with Heyward. I didn’t feel like he should be brought up this year, but it might be even more considerable now with the way OF injuries are going.
nolie, ESPECIALLY Ted Nugent!
August 23rd, 20093:08 am
Omar Infante hit leadoff homer tonight but you said all he does is fail at the plate. Your an idiot hes batting well over 300 just stop commenting you dont know anything.
August 23rd, 20093:12 am
in tommorow’s game, the braves need to put a dagger into the marlins.they need to quit messing around and go a 10-12 game winning streak. chipper needs to step at the pitcher and take his cuts he’s pulling off the ball too much.he is too homerun conscious. if he gets back to driving the ball he will hit better and probably more homers.the rest should quit guessing on pitches so much and just be ready to hit whatever pitch is thrown. the playoffs are ours if we want it bad enough.
August 23rd, 20096:42 am
Dayum, nobody’s posted since 3:12. Y’all must be going to church. I should probably pray or talk in tongues or wash my mouth out with soap or something… OK, I’m substituting liquor for soap.
August 23rd, 20096:53 am
OK, I’m substituting liquor for soap. (Shamus)
good idea. however, as further penance you should say three Hail Marys, four Our Fathers, and listen to 2 solid hours of Ted Nugent.
August 23rd, 20097:15 am
I’m going to go get the Palm Beach Post and read about the game. There should be a few quotes about Hanson’s stuff.
chris from md
August 23rd, 20097:30 am
Any reason why the Braves can’t option Hanson for the day (much like the did for the Colorado series) to bring up some reinforcement for the bench? B. Jones is swinging a good bat. Then, of course, they would recall Hanson on Tuesday. Thoughts?
Chris from MD
August 23rd, 20097:49 am
Because when you send someone down to the minors, they must stay down for 10 days unless someone gets hurt. With the timing of the All Star break, the Braves could afford to send Hanson down for 10 days. They don’t have that luxury now.
Quick, call Omar and see if we can make another trade with his Mets . . . Chipper needs a change of scenery like Francoeur.
August 23rd, 20098:09 am
I just read the game story from the Palm Beach Post, and two words were omitted from their coverage of the game. The two words? Tommy and Hanson. Unbelievable.
DOB- You need to remind Capozzi who pitched last night.
August 23rd, 20098:34 am
Where can I get a copy of that DBT and Ryan Bingham show? I’ve searched the Austin City Limits and PBS sites and came up with zilch ………
August 23rd, 20098:54 am
Who’s in your top 5 artists of all time?
August 23rd, 20099:02 am
I don’t remember the exact date, but there was a comment mad by Chipper about a month and a half to two months ago that said:
“If I go 0-for or am out of the lineup, or McCann goes 0-for or is out of the lineup, we don’t stand a chance of winning.”
Okay Chipper. The fact of the matter is, you need to go too. Just like Smoltz and just like Glavine. You can’t hit anymore, you get hurt tying your shoe laces, and you have commited twice as many errors this year as you did last year. Get over yourself and realize that you are washed up. If you don’t, you are going to turn into another Brett Favre. Quit while you are ahead.
Greg in TN,
Thanks for the report on the M-Braves, Heyward and Freeman.
The concensus has been that Heyward is ready for AAA but Freeman may not be quite as ready and finally hit a level of minor league ball he’s gotta work at a bit more to get promoted. I still like both of them about the same, although Jayson is the fastrack to being up here sometime after July of next year.
The deal with Tyler Flowers was that he is a switch hitting Catcher with POWER, legit HR power. Something the Braves have very little as of right now so many people here (including me) questioned giving him away in that trade for Vazquez (although he was the center piece). The thought here was…that Mac could be moved to 1B, and or Flowers could be moved to 1B. That was of course before the emergance of Freddie Freeman as our top legit 1B prospect (who I believe will be a better overall hitter than Flowers, HR be dammed)
August 23rd, 20099:03 am
Hope the Bravos take the series today. Where are Friday night’s whiners, by the way? Oh, that’s right. Bravos drop a game and, all of a sudden, season over. Bravos win a game, and the whiners crawl back into their caves.
Hanson is every bit his billing. The guy gets better with every start.
August 23rd, 20099:24 am
Have some of the in game bloggers been listening to Chip Caray too much? That ball Uggla hit in the 9th was ten feet shy of the warning track-a routine fly ball. It wasn’t even close.
Mr. Baseball-Dude, I like Offspring a good bit and White Stripes nowhere near as much, but in the same mention with Zep, the Stones and the Who? Seriously? Really no comparison-they shouldn’t even be in the same conversation-like Rookie ball players playing in the bigs/
August 23rd, 20099:30 am
Need this win tonight. Signed WHINER.
August 23rd, 20099:41 am
Heard good things about both movies ( Inglorious and District 9)
August 23rd, 20099:42 am
FW has done nothing wrong in putting a team on the field that can contend. I would like us to get to the playoffs this season, but if we don’t, will we really be all that disappointed? And with our pitching surplus, how much better will we be in 2010 when we’ll have our power hitter?
August 23rd, 20099:47 am
Lew- I was watching the marlins telecast and when Uggla hit that ball in the 9th, Marlins broadcaster Tommy Hutton started laughing because he thought Uggla got all of it. It was very happy when the fly ball ran out of gas.
August 23rd, 20099:52 am
“If I go 0-for or am out of the lineup, or McCann goes 0-for or is out of the lineup, we don’t stand a chance of winning.” claimed quote by Chipper Jones by DawgforLife
Dawg for Life
I’m calling you out on your outrageous comment at 9:02. That “quote from Chipper Jones” never happened and you just made it up. Of course it’s easy to make a liar out of me. Just post when and where it was made and I post an apology to you.
Until then, you’re full of it
Nick in PA
August 23rd, 20099:53 am
District 9 wont dissapoint. Its pretty ingenious the way things are set up. A must see!
August 23rd, 20099:56 am
Lew, that’s nothing new. It’s been going on for years on this blog. If you don’t watch a Braves game for a few weeks, and don’t know quite what Chip or Joe have been saying, you can just read this blog, and find out exactly what they’ve been saying because what they say is mindlessly mimicked over and again by so many of masses. Of course, they don’t credit Joe or Chip when they say it. They just pass it off as their own thoughts. If one ever doubts the ability of the mainstream media to affect the course of political elections, one only need to read this blog to see how the opinions of the masses about certain players or what ails the team can so easily be shaped by the words of Chip, Joe, Boog, DOB, Don, Jim, etc. If you hear a bunch of bloggers go off for weeks about the need to hit the other way or to work counts, you just know Joe is in one of his month long ruts where he can speak of nothing other than hitting the other way or working counts. And alot of times you see the blog get a new whipping boy, and most of the time it’s because Joe has singled out an Andruw, a Frenchy, a KJ or a Yunel as his new whipping boy. But as soon as Joe relents on his whipping boy, the blog relents as well, and starts whupping it up on whomever Joe’s new whipping boy is. It amazes me that Joe has that kind of power over people, but unfortunately there is little doubt that he does.
August 23rd, 200910:13 am
Jim Rockford-I know-I was watching the Marlins’ feed on Extra Innings. I just mentioned Chip because he does it all the time (overestimating fly ball depth). You’d think he had some kind of depth perception problem. I thought the Marlins guys were just Homers like many of the multitude of broadcasters all these venues see fit to put out there. Thought they were wrong, too. Fly balls ten feet shy of the track are not deep fly balls.
Bravehearet-It’s a matter of dilution of talent-just like they’ve been claiming with pitching all these years-due to expansion. Too many announcers, analysts and others who wouldn’t be working MLB if not for Extra Innings, XM and every team having their own TV outlets. Too many semi pros have been drafted into duty. At least Joe and Chip are not as bad as those Dudes from Milwaukee-and I don’t mean Uke. They are brutally bad. But I guess everyone can’t be Vin Scully or Skip.
August 23rd, 200910:15 am
Not to mention the numerous ESPN outlets, MLB Network and others too numerous to mention (or even to remeber).
August 23rd, 200910:17 am
Why ESPN sucks and ROY candidates: http://knoble.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/08/why_espn_sucks_2_the_sequel_fe.html
August 23rd, 200910:26 am
I can’t give you the whole quote, but I’m sure I read the same thing. I believe it was in an AJC story.
August 23rd, 200910:30 am
DOB, both movies are outstanding. “Basterds” is hilarious and “District 9″ is a real quality sci-fi movie.
August 23rd, 200910:32 am
haha, listening Chip too much…good one. I guess after MFIKY’s recent woes we were just a little edgy.
August 23rd, 200910:34 am
SoonerBrave: Agree (on My Morning Jacket’s inevitable ascent). Shamus: Respectfully disagree.
August 23rd, 200910:36 am
You’d think he had some kind of depth perception problem
Didn’t Diaz have that problem? Then he got it corrected and now he’s good. So if we get Chip contacts or something, maybe….MAYBE he’ll be entertaining, funny, charming, etc. And maybe he’ll stop saying “rule book double.”
August 23rd, 200910:37 am
Jim Rockford, you heard that hack of a broadcaster in 9th as well, huh. I too was very happy to see the ball die out there. Those two call a game like when I respond to a bad a call against my team (whine and cry). The only difference is that I am an annoying homer Atlanta Braves fan, whereas they are supposed to be professional sports broadcasters.
August 23rd, 200910:41 am
Do you remember that quote mentioned in dawgforlife’s 9:02
August 23rd, 200910:47 am
Morning again everyone…
nolie: Agreed. Some time in Gwinnett and the AFL in the fall would be the perfect springboard for Jason to prepare for winning a job with the big club come spring or a promotion mid-season next year.
Supes: I believe Freeman will continue to develop and I’m bullish on his future. It’ll take a little longer for him and I hope he is able to keep it in perspective with how well Heyward is doing and not get discouraged.
Context is your friend
August 23rd, 200910:51 am
It was in this story –
and the actual quote was this:
“It’s been the story of our season; it’s nothing new,” third baseman Chipper Jones said. “We go two or three games and hit well, and go two or three games where we don’t.
“If Mac [Brian McCann] is not playing and I go 0-for, we’re in trouble. If I’m not playing and Mac goes 0-for, we’re in trouble.”
Said after Javy pitched a 2 hit, 12 strikeout game, but the braves lost to the pirates 3-1.
August 23rd, 200910:57 am
Context is your friend
Thanks for finding that story. I searched and couldn’t. The date of the story is important too. The rest of the lineup is quite different now.
August 23rd, 200910:59 am
This decade we’re closing out though has just seemed to be by far the worst decade of the past 50 years in creating immortal movies, songs, musicians, bands, etc. I mean really what’s been the defining movie, musician, song, band of the decade? There really ain’t any. And whatever names folks can struggle to come up with just pale in comparison to the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s.
August 23rd, 200911:00 am
Lew But I guess everyone can’t be Vin Scully or Skip.
August 23rd, 200911:04 am
The Braves really need a W today. The Giants should win today, but if not the Braves would fall 5 out in the WC with a loss. The Braves need to run off some victories over the next week to close the gap with the Rockies while they have a solid week of games against the Dodgers & Giants.
After that the Rockies play 13 in a row against cupcakes. Mets, D Backs, Reds & Padres. The first 9 of those games are at home. Even with losing Cook they should mop that group up to the tune of 9-4, maybe better. The Braves face the Marlins, Reds, Astros, & Cards in that same span.
The Braves have their work cut out for them, that’s for sure. It’s still possible, but it’s looking like the Braves are going to have to play well above their heads the last month unless the Rockies or Phillies implode.
August 23rd, 200911:07 am
McFann-Yeah, Boog is all right. I like all the Braves’ guys-even Chip. Hell, if nothing else, he’s a fellow UGA alum and remembers my Athens artwork. That gets him a small pass from me-but he ain’t his Pop or Grandad.
August 23rd, 200911:08 am
Jurrjens4NLCY I assume you mean JA Happ
No, he means JAY Happ.
August 23rd, 200911:10 am
Boog and Joe are my favorite…they’re a good team.
That’s cool that Chip remembers your artwork!
haha, or Boog
August 23rd, 200911:11 am
if nothing else, he’s a fellow UGA alum
I just knew that they had to teach at least one thing well at UGA. Now I know what it is, art.
August 23rd, 200911:13 am
Hey, Boog’s the man.
Late 70’s, early 80’s I remember Skip making a call like “fly ball, deep left field, way back, shortstop has it”. Braves were really bad back then and Skip was trying to be funny. No idea what Chip is trying to do with his calls like that.
August 23rd, 200911:18 am
I completely agree McFann…I love Boog and his dry sense of humor. He works so great with Joe.
Just found your “…and Boog” statement pretty funny for some reason.
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