Could Hanson be Rookie of the Year?

 The Braves haven’t been able to gain a lot of ground in the wild-card race or the National League East standings, but Tommy Hanson has gained steadily on the leaders for NL Rookie of the Year.
 Unlike, say, my luggage, which has not gained steadily on me. Yes, it’s still lost. Delta somehow misplaced a bag on a direct flight from Atlanta to Philadelphia, even though I checked in some 80 minutes before my flight this morning. Stunning. Really.
  Anyway, Hanson: The Braves’ lanky redhead enters tonight’s important start against the Phillies — as if all games aren’t important for the Braves at this point — with a 9-2 record and 3.19 ERA, and a win would give him a better record than Phillies ace J.A. Happ (10-3), whom many observers consider the ROY favorite.
 Happ has a significantly better ERA (2.63), and has made four more starts than Hanson (14), in addition to 12 relief appearances in April and May before moving to the rotation.
  Happ has pitched in 30 games and has an 8-3 record and 2.66 ERA in 14 starts, and a 2-0 record and 2.49 ERA in 12 relief appearances.
 Hanson will make his 15th start tonight (Friday) on his 23rd birthday, and is on a four-game winning streak, already the second time he’s won four consecutive starts in his brief major league career, which didn’t begin until he was called up from Triple-A in the first week of June.
 • Hanson has 69 strikeouts and 32 walks in 86-2/3 innings, with a .239 opponents’ average and eight homers allowed.
 • Happ, as a starter, has 80 strikeouts and 42 walks in 122 innings, with a .234 opponents’ average and 14 homers allowed.
 With his relief stats included (and they are included, of course, by voters), he has 97 strikeouts and 51 walks in 143-2/3 innings, with an impressive .226 overall opponents’ average.
 Considering the Phillies are likely to win the division, and Happ has been their best starter for most of the season, you’d have to think he’d get more votes than Hanson if the balloting were today.
  But it’s not today. Ballots aren’t due until after the final regular-season games, and if Hanson can reel off a few more wins and finish with a better record than Happ, and whittle that ERA down a little closer to Happ’s, then I think the Braves righty has got a real chance to win Rookie of the Year.
 But so do a few other guys.
 No, it’s not a given that either Hanson or Happ will win it. Far from it.
 There’s also Cubs pitcher Randy Wells, who 9-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 20 starts, though I think his loss total and the Cubs’ slide will drop him below Hanson and Happ.
 But then there’s two real possibilities among rookie outfielders: Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen and Colorado’s Dexter Fowler.

McCutchen is real fast, real good

McCutchen is real fast, real good

  (If any of you are wondering why I haven’t mentioned San Francisco chunkster Pedro Sandoval, it’s because he’s not a rookie. His 145 at-bats in 2008 put him just over the threshold for rookie status in 2009. If he was a rookie, we wouldn’t even be having this debate, because he’d be the obvious choice with his .331 average, 37 doubles, 19 homers and 73 RBI. Fortunately for Hanson and the rest of the rookie field, Sandoval’s not eligible.)
 Anyway, getting back to McCutchen and Fower. McCutchen is coming on strong, and if his team’s sorry record and all the pub that Happ and Hanson have received don’t dissuade voters for McCutchen, he should finish at least in the top three.
 • McCutchen is hitting .290 with 33 extra-base hits (six triples, nine homers), 39 RBI, a .361 OBP and 15 stolen bases in 72 games. He’s an extremely talented burner who’s made a lot of highlight plays since taking over for Nate McLouth.
  He’s also hit .347 with a .462 OBP in 49 at-bats with runners in scoring position, and has seven homers and a .901 OPS in 36 games since the All-Star break. The more he plays, the better he gets.
 Then there’s Fowler, who I saw play last fall in Arizona and wondered if he was going to be the fastest player in the league. He’s not, but he’s one of them (as is McCutchen).
 • Fowler has hit .270 with 27 doubles, nine triples, four homers, 33 RBI, a .372 on-base percentage and 26 stolen bases in 113 games for the surging Rockies. If voters look close, they might notice he’s hit .309 with a .410 OBP at Coors and .230 with a .330 OBP on the road, but that’s a product of his speed and the big field, not the altitude. So really, that shouldn’t be a mark against him. (I don’t think many ROY voters will even look that closely to begin with.)
  Fowler’s been a big part of the Rockies’ recent success, batting .297 with a .408 OBP and 21 runs in 32 games since the All-Star break.
  So there you have it. It’s still a fairly wide-open race, don’t you think? With this four-start winning streak, I think Hanson’s put himself right in the thick of the race, and if he can reel off 3-4 more wins and keep avoiding losses, he might just win the thing.
  But like I said, Happ’s impact for the NL East leaders is bound to sway some votes, and right now his numbers are still better than Hanson’s.

 

 ♣ Kid vs. the Pedro: Tonight’s matchup is intriguing, with Hanson facing the wily veteran Pedro Martinez in Pedro’s fourth start for the Phillies.
 Hanson is 4-0 with a 2.81 ERA in his past four starts, and the Braves have scored nearly nine runs per nine innings he’s pitched in that span, totaling six, six, nine and four runs while he was in those games.
 But if anyone knows about robust run support, it’s Martinez since he came off the DL for the Phillies. He’s 2-0 with a 5.14 ERA and .286 opponents’ average in three starts (all Philly wins), and in his two wins the Phillies scored 12 and eight runs while he was in the game.
 Martinez hasn’t had a quality start yet, but he did limit the Mets to seven hits and four runs in six innings his last time out, albeit with two homers at Citi Field.
 Martinez went 6-4 with a 3.98 ERA in 11 starts against the Braves during the 2007-2008 seasons for the Mets. Yunel Escobar is 3-for-4 with a homer against him, but no other Brave has hit for a higher average against him than Brian McCann’s .238 (5-for-21 with a homer).
 Chipper is 9-for-47 (.191) with three homers against him.
 Of course, this isn’t quite the same Pedro that Chipper faced all those years. (Then again, until last night it hasn’t looked like quite the same Chipper lately, either.)
 But Chipper almost always feasts on Philly pitching. He’s hit .372 with 11 homers, 29 RBI and an 1.242 OPS in his past 35 games against the Phillies, including .341 (14-for-41) in 11 games this season, albeit with only one homer and five RBI.

 ♣ Since the break: It may not seem like it, given how lackluster theys played in several games during the homestand, but the Braves are second to the Marlins with a .278 average since the break, and second to the Phillies in homers since the break.
 That’s right, the team that so many on the blog bemoan for a lack of power, has hit 52 homers since the All-Star break. The Phillies (59) are the only other NL team that’s hit more than 48 since the break.
 Meanwhile, the Phillies (3.12) and Braves (3.31) have the league’s best ERAs since the break, and the Cardinals (25-13), Phillies (25-14) and Rockies (25-15) are the only teams with better records than the Braves (24-15) since the break.
 The Marlins (21-16) are the only other NL team that’s won more than 20.
 Doesn’t help much, however, when the Phillies and Rockies are two of the teams the Braves are chasing. But two of the potential others, the Dodgers (if they fall from the NL West lead into the wild-card race) and Giants, are only 20-20 apiece since the break.

 ♣Still raking:  Must be Adam LaRoche, who has hit .367 with nine homers, 22 RBI and a 1.110 OPS in 31 games for three teams since July 20, and .390 with eight homers and 18 RBI in 23 games (82 at-bats) for the Braves since being traded July 31.
 In his past 14 games, Ol’ Rochy has hit .420 (21-for-50) with seven homers, 14 RBI, a .508 OBP and an .860 slugging percentage.
  Meanwhile, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that Phillies slugger Ryan Howard is still blazing. He’s hit .298 with nine homers and 26 RBI in his past 14 games, including three homers and six RBI in three games vs. Atlanta.
 In his past 40 against the Bravos, he’s done this unsightly damage: .311 (47-for-151) with 27 extra-base hits (16 homers) and 47 RBI, with a .387 OBP and .715 slugging percentage. Yikes.
 Yo, walk that man.

“LABELLED WITH LOVE” by Squeeze (Difford/Tilbrook)

She unscrews the top of a new whiskey bottle
And shuffles about in her candle-lit hovel
Like some kind of witch with blue fingers in mittens
She smells like the cat and the neighbours she sickens
The black and white t.v. has long seen a picture
The cross on the wall is a permanent fixture
The postman delivers the final reminders
She sells off her silver and poodles and china

Drinks to remember, I, me and myself
And winds up the clock
And knocks dust from the shelf
Home is a love that I miss very much
So the past has been bottled and labelled with love

During the war time an American pilot
Made every air raid a time of excitement
She moved to his prairie and married the Texan
She learned from a distance how love was a lesson
He became drinker and she became mother
She knew that one day she’d be one or the other
He ate himself older, drunk himself dizzy
Proud of her features, she kept herself pretty

Drinks to remember, I, me and myself
And winds up the clock
And knocks dust from the shelf
Home is a love that I miss very much
So the past has been bottled and labelled with love

He like a cowboy died drunk in his slumber
Out on the porch in the middle of summer
She crossed the ocean back home to her family
But they had retired to roads that were sandy
She moved home alone without friends or relations
Lived in a world full of age reservation
On moth-eaten armchairs she’d say that she’d sought all
The friends who had left her to drink from the bottle

Drinks to remember, I, me and myself
And winds up the clock
And knocks dust from the shelf
Home is a love that I miss very much
So the past has been bottled and labelled with love

 

 

3,033 comments Add your comment

AndyC

August 28th, 2009
3:11 pm

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:12 pm

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:12 pm

Yes! Suck it Soph!

AndyC

August 28th, 2009
3:13 pm

Yes! My first 1st!

Vinings JIm

August 28th, 2009
3:13 pm

cabravesfan – what’s worse – the fires or the spiders?

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:13 pm

jeffrey – was it ghetto creek? I was telling JJ about that the other day. That’s tradition. :-)

Vinings JIm

August 28th, 2009
3:14 pm

Well played, boys…

Thrillhouse44

August 28th, 2009
3:14 pm

DOB, I think you got to the airport too early. It gave them too much time to mess it up.

I bet Hanson thrives in tonight’s spotlight.

“It’s the freakin’ weekend, ’bout to have me some fun”

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:14 pm

Um, I was busy reading the new blog JJ. You know reaaaaaaaading. Oh, I’m sorry you probably don’t know how to do that properly.

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
3:15 pm

Thanks for the new Blog, Chief!

Yikes. Yo, walk that man.

:lol: That one cracked me up for some reason…

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:15 pm

This is my ROY take from “The Few, The Proud, The Braves.”

Randy Wells -

Randy has been just dandy for the slumping Chicago Cubs. Having a turblelent begining of the season by going from the minors to the majors, bullpen to rotation, Randy proved he is the only consistant Cubs SP that doesn’t have temper tantrums, doesn’t get injuried by the stupidest thing, and doesn’t suck. How does the Cubs repay him? By giving him no run support. Thus for the 2009 campainge, he has posted a 9 – 6 record, 2.84 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 74k’s. He should be somewhere around 12 – 3, but you don’t get a ROY award by what you should be.

J.A. Happ -

Happ also had to deal with call ups and send downs until things clicked for him. It was not as hard for Happ to get into the starting rotation than it was for Wells to. Phillies could not pitch, Happ finally could, boom. I have called Happ the “luckiest pitcher in baseball” because of his high strand rate and large amounts of run support. Happ has the most innings pitched than either of the other two. He Currently has the best winning percentage (one more win that Hanson). He has the lowest WHIP and ERA (1.17, 2.59). So why isn’t he largely considered the favorite…?

Tommy Hanson -

…Because of this man. Tommy’s stats may not be as good as Happ’s, but he has the one thing that really matters, hype. Hype is what won Soto the ROY last year, even though Jurrjens clearly deserved it. Tommy Hanson is also the reason Glavine doesn’t have a job, if your unfamilar with what I’m talking about, refer to this link. The AFL MVP award might as well be icing on the cake for Hanson. He is projected to be the #1 starter for the Braves next year. Tommy does have more than hype though, he leads both Randy and Happ in K/9, opposing batting average, and P/IP. Talk about Ace material.

Brandon from Warner Robins

August 28th, 2009
3:15 pm

Good stats, Great Read DOB.

BravesFanInPA

August 28th, 2009
3:15 pm

i have my tickets for the game tonight but it has been raining all day and the forecast is not very good. sunday could be a day night double header which hurts our chances of atleast two out of three

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:15 pm

Hey now…it’s “Rookie of the Year” not “Most Valuable Rookie.” The Phillies winning the division should have nothing to do with the voting.

Vinings JIm

August 28th, 2009
3:16 pm

and, cabravesfan – y’all – who are you trying to fool with that?

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:17 pm

Soph – haha, yeah…Ghetto Creek. I figured that got old to you guys. Even my mom would call them that.

Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)

August 28th, 2009
3:18 pm

A picture of Squeeze without Jools Holland? OK …

Jurrjens4NLCY's anwsering machine

August 28th, 2009
3:18 pm

Um, I was busy reading the new blog JJ. You know reaaaaaaaading. Oh, I’m sorry you probably don’t know how to do that properly.

I’m sorry. Kris isn’t available right now as he is reading the new DOB blog, you know reaaaaaaaading? Oh, I’m sorry you probably don’t know how to do that properly.

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:18 pm

oh, and it should be noted that the year I said we won two games, that was the freshman team. Our varsity team was always pretty good. Not to brag or anything.

The other team we beat, of all teams, was Parkview. They were HUGE

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:19 pm

I’m calling you out! You spelled answering wrong in your name. And, you said we’re miseducated down here in GA.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:21 pm

YEAH! And you put a period to end a question!

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:21 pm

jeffrey – wow, a win vs. Parkview is big. I couldn’t stand them or Brookwood.

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:21 pm

Looks like JJ needs to embiggen his vocabulary.

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:21 pm

It wasn’t a question – it was a statement! Duh.

bravesgrl4life

August 28th, 2009
3:22 pm

I have to say that McFann comes across as one of the most intelligent and respectful teens out there today. She’s a cool kid. Props to ya, little sis.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:23 pm

It was either:

A. A question, thus, you f’ed up too.
B. A statement saying that I know how to read, thus, a complement.

Well……?

Brandon from Warner Robins

August 28th, 2009
3:24 pm

Try going to Houston County. Haven’t beat Northside and 1 win against Warner Robins in 18 years.

OptimisticInTexas

August 28th, 2009
3:24 pm

DOB, isn’t it Pablo Sandoval? Pedro’s the guy the Braves are facing today…

atlbravesfan44

August 28th, 2009
3:24 pm

Thanks DOB. Good stats on the ROY candidates.

richbrave

August 28th, 2009
3:24 pm

Punctuation police – plu-e-e-e-ze !!!! Give us a break.

Vinings JIm

August 28th, 2009
3:25 pm

DOB – excellent song – I was not familiar with it, and just listened. Don’t know Squeeze beyond the obvious ones (Tempted and Black Coffee both fantastic) – I need to explore some more.

Kat(i)e

August 28th, 2009
3:25 pm

Soph-

Hey, I went to Parkview.(I don’t take any offense at you hating us) I can definitely agree with you on the hatred for Brookwood, though :)

Random

August 28th, 2009
3:25 pm

Bay Area Steve (August 28th, 2009
2:44 pm) –

Thanks. I think.

(Damn me with faint praise, grumble, grimp, grrr . . .)

PS: “vacuous comments, demeaning nicknames and online rutting” ==> “jerkish-nutbag”?

Okay.

8-)

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:26 pm

Well, it was Parkview’s freshman team, but still.

Me and Francoeur graduated the same year, but I doubt he was on their freshman team. Probably played JV or Varsity even. But it’s cool to think that I possibly could’ve gotten burned by Jeff Francoeur in a live play of football.

I was good friends with our quarterback throughout college, and he’d always brag about getting sacked by David Pollack in high school.

PWHjort

August 28th, 2009
3:27 pm

Anders,
Do you prefer Amazin’ Avenue or MetsBlog or another one?

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
3:27 pm

Aw, man, the Panda isn’t a rookie? Stinks for him.

And, yeah, you can write me up on it, I love that guy!

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:28 pm

Kate – as I recall, nobody liked Parkview because y’all were incredible at every sport.

flange1

August 28th, 2009
3:28 pm

Piedmont Blues,

I can live without Jools, but a Squeeze picture without Gilson Lavis is criminal!

This is the new Squeeze, they are great, but not as good as the old Squeeze!

Great band choice DOB!!!!

Shamus Thacker

August 28th, 2009
3:28 pm

Great info DOB, thanks…

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:28 pm

(Pollack went to Shiloh)

cabravesfan

August 28th, 2009
3:30 pm

VJ-

I was told “y’all” was proper Southern and I should use it while conversing on the blog :)

yall are crazy

August 28th, 2009
3:30 pm

Enough of the “first” comments. The way you people treat it, one would think you had actually accomplished something in life. Grow the hell up, seriously.

Frank Wren

August 28th, 2009
3:30 pm

He cant win it because those awards like Gold Gloves only go to the big market players who are on ESPN all the time.

Can you guys remember who Chipper finished second to even though he was clearly the better player?

Yup you guessed it Big Market LA pitcher Hideo Nomo

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:31 pm

Soph, I’m waaaaiting…..

Baba O'Riley

August 28th, 2009
3:31 pm

Westside ended Pollack’s and Fred Gibson’s high school careers the same year.

Random

August 28th, 2009
3:31 pm

DOB

Thanks for the Squeeze entry!!!

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:31 pm

Based on her last comment, I can only assume that “yall are crazy” is cabravesfan trying to secretly expose her hate of “first!” bloggers.

bravesgrl4life

August 28th, 2009
3:31 pm

You are correct, CABraves

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:32 pm

He cant win it because those awards like Gold Gloves only go to the big market players who are on ESPN all the time.

Hanson is the only reason why ESPN is even on the Braves….

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:32 pm

Where did Gibson go?

AndyC

August 28th, 2009
3:33 pm

yall are crazy

It’s fun to try to be first. You need to lighten the hell up, seriously.

Baba O'Riley

August 28th, 2009
3:34 pm

Hurricane Corky

August 28th, 2009
3:34 pm

DOB — the Giants’ slugger is Pablo Sandoval… not Pedro.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
3:36 pm

I was told “y’all” was proper Southern and I should use it while conversing on the blog

And that would be correct, as long it used in the proper context and drawled properly. Please don’t give me that short, curt “y’all” that I sometimes hear from folks who haven’t quite gotten the proper intonation down yet, LOL. A properly-spoken “y’all” always sounds as if it has multiple syllables; how many just depends on your upbringing. :-)

Nova Scotia Steve

August 28th, 2009
3:36 pm

73 is such a odd number…is there any reason why Tommy wers that number??

Nova Scotia Steve

August 28th, 2009
3:36 pm

yall are crazy

August 28th, 2009
3:36 pm

Whatever man. One would think an adult (as I assume you are) would have a bit more maturity though. I thought it was just the little tykes on ebaumsworld.com and Youtube who took pride in commenting first. You need to find some new ways to have fun.

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:37 pm

JJ -

See richbrave’s response below -

Punctuation police – plu-e-e-e-ze !!!! Give us a break.

:-P

Vinings JIm

August 28th, 2009
3:37 pm

jeffrey d – can assure you that is not cabravesfan – she would have used an apostrophe

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:39 pm

Kat(i)e -

Yuck, Parkview! :-D

jeffrey’s right, I only disliked ya’ll because of all the attention they got via football. And, I hated Brookwood more than you guys!

Hurricane Corky

August 28th, 2009
3:39 pm

Nova Scotia Steve — He wore 73 in spring training… has been wearing 48 since the call up.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
3:39 pm

73 is such a odd number…is there any reason why Tommy wers that number??

Because 10 is already taken, I imagine.

brent a.

August 28th, 2009
3:40 pm

Why is there a cat-fight, right at the beginning of the blog . . . ???

As I said yesterday, I expect that the Braves will tease us at least one more time.

If Hanson shuts down the Phils tonight, and Lincecum does the same to the Rocks, then, let the big tease begin!

And His Next Words Are . . .

August 28th, 2009
3:40 pm

yall are crazy (August 28th, 2009 3:30 pm): “Enough of the “first” comments. The way you people treat it, one would think you had actually accomplished something in life. Grow the hell up, seriously”

And His Next Words Are . . .

“You kids get outa my yard!!!”

Kat(i)e

August 28th, 2009
3:40 pm

Soph-

I just got on the blog, so sorry if you already said this, but what high school did you go to?

CaliChopper

August 28th, 2009
3:42 pm

DOB – Thanks for turning me onto Band Of Skulls, like their sound. Ol girl singing has a lot of Chrissie Hynde quality to her voice don’t you think? I’d like to hear her sing something that really shows off her pipes

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:42 pm

Soph,

easy way out huh….

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
3:42 pm

bravesgrl4life

Aw, thanks…props to you, too!

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
3:42 pm

Oops. Corky puts the number thing to rights, LOL. Guess I should have been paying more attention to the jersey, eh? Props to Corky!

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:43 pm

Kat(i)e -

I went to Meadowcreek.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:43 pm

If I could hae one baseball related wish…. it would be to let all pitchers use metal bats, just to screw with the AL…

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
3:43 pm

brent a Why is there a cat-fight, right at the beginning of the blog . . . ???

It carried over from the last one.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:43 pm

cabravesfan

August 28th, 2009
3:43 pm

ncscoots-

I promise whenever I use it I will drawl it out as long as possible :)

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:44 pm

Nu uh JJ. I win because you made your spelling mistake first. Props to me for catching it by the way.

Kurdt Kobain

August 28th, 2009
3:44 pm

Hmmm… would I rather the Braves face Cliff Lee, or J A Happ?

Let’s give Lee his first loss with the Phils.

David O'Brien

August 28th, 2009
3:45 pm

It’s pouring and forecast is terrible.

If we play, here’s lineup:

Diaz rf
Prado 2b
Jones 3b
McCann c
Anderson lf
Escobar ss
LaRoche 1b
Church cf
Hanson rhp

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:46 pm

I promise whenever I use it I will drawl it out as long as possible

cab – listen to Paula Deen on Food Network and practice afterwards. That’s the ultimate southern ya’ll/y’all.

Is this a baseball blog?

August 28th, 2009
3:46 pm

Or a high school cafeteria?

AndyC

August 28th, 2009
3:46 pm

yall are crazy

I don’t know if you are new here or you are posting under a different name because you don’t have the guts to say this to me using your regular name, but please don’t tell me what I need and don’t need to do. I’ll run my own life and you take care of yours.

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
3:47 pm

“If we play”? Fooey! We don’t want no stinking rain-outs! We don’t want no stinkin’ doubleheaders!

THanks for the lineup, anyway, Chief[sigh]…

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:48 pm

Nu uh JJ. I win because you made your spelling mistake first. Props to me for catching it by the way.

You can’t props yourself, thats immoral, you’ll go blind doing that….

It was nice before when we could have our fun in peace, now people like “brent a.” and “richbrave” actually think we are serious….

I don’t think we can decide a winner until the game is over, but I’m fine with letting you tie it up 2 – 2.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
3:48 pm

cab, we’ll make a “delightful Southern belle” out of you yet, LOL.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:49 pm

Is this a baseball blog? Or a high school cafeteria?

Its a GIANT inside joke, best to stay out of it….

Chong

August 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

jeffrey d

August 28th, 2009
3:08 pm
I want to go to college there, I would not be caught dead in a GA public school, hehe.

Hey now…we may not be as smart as them rich folk in Alabammer, but we can count as good as the rest of em

How do they teach ‘em in Bammer? one, two, earnhardt, four

BravesfaninWis

August 28th, 2009
3:50 pm

I think to much is being put into the win last night.. The reality is that we lost 2 of 3 against a very bad team on our home turf in the midst of a potential playoff run.. It’s safe to say that we need to take at least 2 of these 3 games from the Phillies, and preferably a sweep.. I highly doubt a sweep is in order seeing as though we just lost 2 of 3 against a very bad Padre team with “homefield” advantage.. If we win 2, and the WC teams ahead of us lose, we are back in the WC race, but at this point I have lost all hope and confidence in the Braves to think they have what it takes to make the playoffs.. I guess I am just hanging on to the false hope that the Braves may have something left, but I seriously doubt it..

Vinings JIm

August 28th, 2009
3:51 pm

ncscoots – I can not imagine her saying it in a way you would approve of

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
3:52 pm

Soph, yes, Paula has a good “y’all”; Kyra Sedgwick also has a pretty good one as “The Closer”. I’d say that those are two good ones which one might emulate, in an effort to reach authenticity, LOL.

DAP

August 28th, 2009
3:53 pm

Looks like JJ needs to embiggen his vocabulary.

hahaha!!! im gonna use that.

Chop Chop

August 28th, 2009
3:54 pm

I’ve known many delightful Southern belles, scoots. Ever stood in line in a South Georgia Wal-Mart on a Saturday afternoon? Yeah. Lots of delightful ones there. Dale Jr. tees and jorts are quite flattering to a Southern belle’s figure.

Hannibal Lechter

August 28th, 2009
3:54 pm

Somebody stole your bag DOB.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
3:54 pm

VJ, I am a man of optimism, LOL, thus, hope endures.

faninva

August 28th, 2009
3:54 pm

“If we play”? Fooey! We don’t want no stinking rain-outs! We don’t want no stinkin’ doubleheaders! – McFann

Boy, don’t mess with Rally McTurtle…mess with the turtle and you’ll get the shell, young man!

Nova Scotia Steve

August 28th, 2009
3:54 pm

Right on…yeah I didn’t think he wore 73…

njbraves

August 28th, 2009
3:55 pm

I’d be shocked if they get this game in….it’s been pouring all day and isn’t letting up.

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:55 pm

You can’t props yourself, thats immoral, you’ll go blind doing that…

Fine, I don’t want to be conceited so I’ll take back my self props. Boo.

I don’t think we can decide a winner until the game is over, but I’m fine with letting you tie it up 2 – 2.

Letting me? Yeah right, in yo’ dreams kid. We’ll finish this l8r (channeling my inner teenager, yeah remember that from yesterday?)

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
3:55 pm

I’ve known many delightful Southern belles, scoots. Ever stood in line in a South Georgia Wal-Mart on a Saturday afternoon?

Chop, can’t say that I have had the pleasure of that no-doubt exquisite experience, LOL.

GboroBravo

August 28th, 2009
3:56 pm

DOB, have you heard the single I’m Alive by Kenny Chesney feat Dave Mathews? I’m normally not a Chesney fan but this one is pretty good. Go here and you can stream it if you like:

http://www.the9513.com/kenny-chesney-dave-matthews-%E2%80%9Cim-alive%E2%80%9D/

TommyP

August 28th, 2009
3:57 pm

It’s Pablo.

No mention of Garrett Jones???????????? Wow. The guy has absolutely mashed the baseball since coming up.

In 48 games and 189 at bats, he’s hit .291, 13 doubles, 1 triple, 15 homers, 30 ribbies, 8 steals, .353 OBP, .608 SLG and a .961 OPS.

He’s DEFINITELY in the discussion. The big fella has only been caught stealing once. 6-4, 245 pounder with power and speed? He’s definitely in the running to win the award.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
3:58 pm

Letting me? Yeah right, in yo’ dreams kid. We’ll finish this l8r (channeling my inner teenager, yeah remember that from yesterday?)

:D

Yes I do!

Soph,

I think I’m falling in love…

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