2:54 pm August 26, 2009, by David O'Brien
August 26th, 200910:35 pm
There you have it, thats the season folks. If anyone thinks that this team has a shot in hell in making it to the playoffs is purely delusional. IT aint happening folks. Season!!!!
Braves stunk so bad it’s gonna take the ground crew all night to get the stench out of the Ted
August 26th, 200910:36 pm
Yeah, still up…sad night for him behind the plate for sure. I stayed up for one last hit, though.
Hey, bravesgrl4life’s mojo works for his hitting, at least!
Mac ended up +1 for the night …still ing
Post game show predicitions:
“we hit the ball hard but it was right at people”
“that one play in the 6th….we just missed it”
August 26th, 200910:37 pm
We gotta chance unless we’re 11 games out on Labor Day. Remember 1993?
More great managing by the HOF guy. Yep, keep sending Chipper out there in that # 3 hole until he qualifies for Medicare. Gotta love Loafy playing left field from his Barca-lounger. Norton? Hell to the yes, he’s your man in key situations. Conrad? Keep his a$$ down on the farm. Manny Acosta? “The Bloggers” said 3 months ago that he was not a major league pitcher. The only folks who don’t know that are….the HOF manager and his yes-men.
August 26th, 200910:38 pm
18 hits! The Padres!
What was that about me pitching to the sorry Padres lineup not being a big deal?
Same as it ever was…………..see ya
“Go to Philadelphia and sweep” hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Line of the night goes to loyal company man Fred Hickman: “We’re gearing up for that very important 3rd game of this series tomorrow night…”
Seriously Fred. You used to have a wee bit of credibility.
August 26th, 200910:39 pm
Paul, good luck with Tony Romo lol
Kurdt Kobain – The Braves are as dead as your 90’s angst.
12-5 shellacking by the Padres and their AAA team. This would never happen if Chipper Jones was still alive.
August 26th, 200910:40 pm
12 runs scored after the 5th inning by the Padres.
This Braves need a manager who will hold the players accountable when they embarras themselves like they did tonight. I know that Frank Wren would NEVER do this: But I would LOVE to see him replace Bobby Cox next year with Bobby Valentine.
I cannot imagine Valentine putting up with a BS performance like this. He would definitely try and light a fire under this bunch. We need someone to breathe some freaking life into this team. The manager sets the tone for a team. Bobby, with his “we’ll almost had them” crap, is not getting the job done.
Frank Wren, if someone you know is reading this, then I hope that they will tell you that you should consider hiring Bobby Valentine to manage the Braves next year.
Scalp 'Em Braves
So frustrating… we’re playing one of the worst teams in the major league. A team with an almost non-existent offense.. young, inexperienced & susceptible pitching.. etc. And, once again, we make them look like all stars, like we have against the Nats, Reds, etc. Ouch.
Ron says we have to go to Philly and sweep if we don’t win tomorrow. LOL Really?
Guess what! We’re gonna get KILLED up there if they keep this crap up. Bank on it!
August 26th, 200910:41 pm
Looking at the Box Score, Kawakami only gave up 4 runs, Braves scored 5 runs. Too bad the bullpen gave up 8 runs.
Really… is there anyone who was in the Braves dugout tonight that doesn’t deserve a share of the blame? Church maybe? Poor guy… was probably having Mets flashbacks out there.
Welcome back, Ryan!
Frankie Wren, did actually you think I had forgot about that?
The Braves just can’t accept that when you lose four World Series you’re going to lose a few fans.
The truth hurts. They should be grateful any of us still care, for F’s sake!
My entire adolescence was spent watching the Braves lose in the playoffs. It wasn’t fun.
They had this city and they blew it. What do they expect?
Get rid of Bobby and they might get this city back.
Folks let’s see how this season plays out but if the Braves fall off the radar it will fall on Cox. It is my firm belief that Cox will be let go or retire after this year. The Atlanta Braves will never be a serious playoff contender with him managing the team. We need youth on the team and a new manager at the helm. It is time folks and if any of you are still being Cox homers , well, I really feel sorry for you. His time has come and gone. Unfortunately, heavy is the head that wears the crown.
August 26th, 200910:42 pm
WILL THE LAST ONE OFF BOOBY COX’S BANDWAGON PLEASE TURN OUT THE LIGHTS?
FIRE THE OLD BOOB!
Prophetic thunder clap in the background!
Uh, we have beaten the Phils 8 out of 12 this year. We seem to have a knack of playing way down to the bad teams
Where’s fork tonight? Thought for sure he’d be here tonight.
August 26th, 200910:43 pm
Thanks Braves for getting us to Football season. Better luck next year.This one is done.
Wayne in Utah
BOBBY COX is an idiot, huh! Can’t believe he would let all those pitchers suck tonight, and why can’t he make our offense hit better???
But look on the bright side, Prado made a TREMENDOUS play to save some more runs…..wait a minute, you say it was actually right beside him by a couple of steps, and all he had to do was fall over and get it? But I thought he was superior defensively to that other guy. Wait a minute, he bobbled a ball later in the game???? KJ must have a Prado voo-doo doll and is trying to screw him up. He is Satan in disguise, you know.
Time to blow it up and start again. Anybody in the AL need a tired DH for the pennant stretch?
Would any of you guys support Bobby Valentine managing this Braves team over Bobby Cox?
August 26th, 200910:44 pm
Better turn off the old computer box for the storm.
It’s a hard rain’s a gonna fall.
You know, like Bobby Dylan? He sang that. He’s really talented, you all should give him a listen.
I’ve lost my mind.
The whitetails on the Double Dime are gettin’ antsy!
The Padres have a great team. I do not understand why they have the worst record in MLB. Chipper was robbed several times and Norton almost made it to the warning track. If I get Norton about 35 more at bats, he can possibly raise his average to .125. Dont tell anyone, I do not like that Conrad kid. shhhhhh. Keep that of the record.
My professional hitter, GA, is getting so much better at LF. I would not be suprised if he is nominated for a Gold Glove.
Hold on, let me put some more dip in my mouth.
I hope that Frank gives me another 5 yr deal.
Bobby Cox will not be fired by the Braves. He will leave when he retires, and only when he retires. Whether you like it or not, thats the reality. Especially since it looks like we’re going to have a much better record this year than last year, he’s not getting canned. Sorry to those hoping for that.
August 26th, 200910:45 pm
NO CLUBHOUSE REPORT!? PIFFLE!
Paul Lentz… hell no.
August 26th, 200910:46 pm
Maybe he got lost in the dishwasher.
Bring on T’Hawkin’s B/F!
August 26th, 200910:47 pm
Frank Wren: If anybody you know is reading this, I have a great idea. Why don’t you tell him he should hire me, Wayne in Utah as the next manager. I am much smarter than Bobby. Also, Frank you are not smart enough to figure this stuff out all by yourself, which is why I ask your friends to tell you about me.
As much as I think Ned Yost displayed a lack of professionalism and maturity as Milwaukee’s (screw the spelling) manager and shared that sentiment repeatedly, at this point I’d take him.
Not Bobby Valentine. Just as long as he doesn’t have either Bobby or Manuel in his name I’ll be fine.
I support Bobby Valentine not quitting his day job.
Kurdt Kobain -
Your 10:44 is exactly right. He’s not going anywhere until HE says so. That’s the way it is and is gonna be. Bank on that too folks.
August 26th, 200910:48 pm
Good, I’m tired of him coming on here each night sticking himself in the Braves.
Canadaian braves fan
HELL NO Lentz
“Prophetic thunder clap in the background!”
You are on a ROLL!!
Hey, I spelled it right anyway, didn’t I?
What can I say.
August 26th, 200910:49 pm
We dropped the ball when we didn’t get Jimmy Leyland when we had the chance. Unquestionably….the best mgr. in MLB.
Ned Yost is a Bobby Cox wanna be. I like Eddie Perez, but his lack of managing experience will keep him out of contention for BC’s job, whenever he decides to retire.
August 26th, 200910:50 pm
Mitchell…….do you think that Bobby Valentine would go for this BS performance tonight without lighting a fire under the Braves?
Bobby Cox is more concerned with his players liking him, then he is holding them accountable. This game was totally unacceptable, particularly after last night’s lackluster 12 inning effort.
Soph – http://i27.tinypic.com/ih78kx.gif
August 26th, 200910:51 pm
When did we miss Leyland? We haven’t had a managerial opening in about 20 years. We still don’t.
The A Bomb
We might get killed in Philly, but at least we’ll get to see a Major League atmosphere with Major League attendance.
Braves fans, welcome back to the 1970s and mid-1980s.
15,619. Outdrawn by Pittsburgh and Florida tonight. Now that’s fan support. Way to go Atlanta.
I keep hearing school, school, school. I thought schools are everywhere in the U.S.?
Wow — Angels “managed” 36,000 on a “school day” today. Maybe adults showed up?
August 26th, 200910:52 pm
nolie…..I’m curious as to what your excuse will being tomorrow if the Braves lose and get swept.
Eh, I’d take Ozzie Guillen over Leyland. But if I could have anyone, I’d probably take Francona from Boston.
Totally unaccetable YES……the idiocy of some who actually think they know baseball or the Braves.
August 26th, 200910:53 pm
Stick me in everyone but Kenshin Kawakami’s translator.
At least THAT guy shows up to work EVERY night.
Mixxo……….I’m not so sure that Bobby Cox is going to be back next year. He hasnt signed a contract extension. Plus, I have a feeling that Frank Wren is going to push John Schuerholtz to allow him to hire his kind of manager.
Until I hear otherwise, there is no guarantee that Bobby will be back next year.
I can’t remember who said it,but do you think we could get two goats and a chicken for Norton if we threw in Kamakasi? I gotta say that performance(and I use the term loosely) STUNK ON ICE!
Bobby Valentine? no thank you, not now nor ever
lol, what the hell? It was at 33 people before the game started. Now, 71 ppl? Crazy ass people.
August 26th, 200910:54 pm
Folks who complain about the attendance should get out to the game, if you are local.
what happen to the post game show … I stepped away and came back and David Justice was on … clubhouse door closed?????
August 26th, 200910:55 pm
Wayne — I think you know where I live….I was at all four in LA and 2 in SD.
Atlanta attendance is pathetic.
August 26th, 200910:56 pm
What is wrong with Bobby Valentine? The Braves need a manager who will light a fire under their A$$ES, not coddle them when they stick up the place like Bobby does.
Bobby Valentine for manager? That dude is pathetic. He is a Larry Bowa on steroids. Do you seriously think Atlanta would hire Valentine to replace Cox? Right!!!!
Steve from OH
Excuse? Isn’t “not playing with a sense of urgency” an excuse for being beaten on the ballfield?
You never cease to amaze me with the sheer volume of your stupidity, Dentz.
In other news, the weather downtown is currently reflecting the Braves performance tonight.
August 26th, 200910:57 pm
here is something to chew on – if the Braves get swept by the Pads and then the Phillies take 2 of 3 or sweep the Braves, do the Braves make any moves? Would the Braves deal to a rival like the Phillies? Brad Lidge has been terrible and if the Phillies had a solid closer they would have to be the favorites along with the Rockies from the NL. The Braves have 2 solid closers. Would the Phillies give up one of their prized prospects for a one month rental who may put them over the top and help them win another World Series? Would the Braves help their rivals out? If the Braves trade Gonzo or Soriano it would have to be for more than 2 draft picks worth. Would the Cardinals send a strong package of prospects including Rasmus for Vazquez?
Could the Braves just win tomorrow night and then sweep the phillies so I can stop banging my head against the wall during the games?
It is time for Frank Wren to be let go and for Bobby Cox to retire. I hate to say it because i have been a Cox fan for a long time but it is time to retire. Bobby Valentine? umm.. i dont think so.I would like to see a new manager, somebody young to manage the Braves. But i would like to see the Braves do like the Falcons did , go get a general manager from a constantly winning organization. We dont need a retread.
Eddie Perez for Manager
August 26th, 200910:58 pm
You know its coming folks!!
Ned Yost would be a great fit after Bobby assuming that Freddie from Fla is off limits.
The blog used to be a lot more fun…and realistic. The spoils of getting popular, I guess. Surely not your fault, DOB, but still unfortunate.
I find myself trying to come back with comments for the peanut gallery, when in past years, we would be actually talking about baseball, and not how Bobby Cox is the worst manager since Luman Harris.
Welcome back fork. We missed you.
yall are crazy
August 26th, 200910:59 pm
I don’t care who manages the Braves next year as long as it’s no one named Cox, Pendleton, or Valentine.
I think Eddie would be a good manager, though I doubt he’s really going to be that much different than Cox.
August 26th, 200911:00 pm
John Smoltz for manager with Ned Yost as his bench coach? Greg Maddux as pitching coach? Who would be hitting coach?
Wayne in Utah –
Thought Bobby was “on the fence” a few years ago. Could be wrong. Regardless, we need a fiery guy.
August 26th, 200911:01 pm
Sweet David DeJesus… its nasty here. Pouring rain and lightning all over the place.
brian, Chipper Jones
Gotta put the headphones on and tune intomy DBT channel on Slacker. Later, uh, slackers.
August 26th, 200911:02 pm
Why is everyone asking me to retire? I am a player’s coach, aske Chipper and Norton. Frank is going to extend my contract because he is Schurholz little puppet.
Fans, no way I will retire. I won all those division title by just sitting in the dugout. I am the smartest coach in MLB.
If I retire, my wife might make me do some yard work. Forget that!
Wayne – some are unreasonable posts about how Cox can’t manage any better than Ted Turner. More posts though are that Cox is past his prime and has lost his edge as a manager. There does come a time when all great, Hall of Fame coaches/managers have to hang it up
Kurdt, what part of town are you in? I’m assuming it’s heading here – just saw a flash of lightning.
August 26th, 200911:03 pm
Hey, Wayne in Utah, Luman Harris was a pretty good manager. Led the Braves to their division crown and he had a winning record 3 out of the 4 1/2 years in Atlanta .
Bobby Cox –
Bobby Valentine is a hot head. A cheap version of Lou Pinella. I wonder what he is going now? You say he should be our manager? Let him stay in Japan.
Ned Yost is a Bobby Clone. Gonzalez in Florida has been extended.
How about our guy Phil over in Mississippi??? He could “blow up” the bullpen for sure!
Led the Braves to their first division crown as i was saying.
Who wants to laugh?
August 26th, 200911:04 pm
Will the scalpers even bother to show up tomorrow night?
Brian……..your 10:57pm posting asks the same thing I pondered in my 9:55pm posting. This weekend could put the finishing touches on ending our playoff chase. Perhaps the Phillies will give us a top prospect for either Soriano or Gonzalez.
August 26th, 200911:05 pm
If you had told me in April that a Braves roster littered with the likes of Acosta, Norton, KJ, Kotchman, Bennett, and a parade of wanna-be centerfielders would have a .500 record….I’d say, “yeah, that sounds about right.”
Lentz – I thought you lost your mind last week!!! Your 10:40 and 10:43 are simply asinine. Valentine is a joke and he’s what made those Mutts teams beatable.
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Sorry about that, I was just pulling a name from the cobbwebs of my memory!
August 26th, 200911:06 pm
August 26th, 200911:08 pm
I just left Bobby’s office and he promised me that I will be back next year with him.
Hey Atlanta Braves Ticket Office…. I’ll take 22,500 seats for tomorrow night. All behind home plate please. No problem, right?
Personally I wouldn’t have minded if Joe Girardi had become the Braves new manager
Wayne in Utah – Valentine is done in Japan, his team there isn’t bringing him back, want no part of him and are planning on fixing anything he changed in their system.
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