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Shamus Thacker

August 28th, 2009
3:58 pm

I’m bouncing egg sacs off my brain cell in preparation for a BIG first inning! Nothing good yet, but working on it…

What did they do with Humpty Dumpty after the fall? Had an open-egg-sac funeral after sweeping.

OMG, if y’all are as lame as me today, we might not score a damn run!

Get on the ball folks!

Soph

August 28th, 2009
3:58 pm

Soph, yes, Paula has a good “y’all”

What, no props for me scoots? Come on now.

Innocent Bystander

August 28th, 2009
3:59 pm

After last night’s eruption, I think we have a good chance tonight if we hit Pedro early on. If we can pull off a big inning and be a few runs ahead by the 4th or 5th, Tommy can settle in just fine. I’d say we will probably tack at least 8 hits off Pedro.

Nova Scotia Steve

August 28th, 2009
4:00 pm

I think we get to Pedro early tonight too…I thinkin at least 4 or 5 runs…and we’ll hold on for a 7-4 victory.

RC

August 28th, 2009
4:01 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”

Reminds me of something I heard….When the UGA football team plays Alabama on the road, the average IQ of both the state of Georgia and Alabama increase

rammerjammer

August 28th, 2009
4:01 pm

There’s writing “y’all” and then there’s saying “y’all.” For instance: “whutter y’all dooin nite?” is pretty much perfect.

Soph

August 28th, 2009
4:03 pm

JJ –

:roll:

With what?

Shamus Thacker

August 28th, 2009
4:04 pm

Yankees say yoll, like doll, it’s sposed to be pronounced yawl…

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
4:05 pm

faninva

Yer so right…If those umps call the game off, they’re gonna hafta deal with Rally’s buddy…

That’s right! You want summa this, umps?

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
4:05 pm

Soph, a momentary props outage. Restocking now.

Chong

August 28th, 2009
4:05 pm

RC, Do you know why they write TGIF on the football players shoes at Bammer? To remind them that Toes Go In First!

rammerjammer

August 28th, 2009
4:05 pm

RC, Tide fans learn to count by counting the number of SEC championships, which gets ‘em up to 25. The dawgs stop at 12, I believe.

cabravesfan

August 28th, 2009
4:06 pm

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

ncscoots-

good luck with that one :) As long as you don’t make me wear a dress to football games (*shudders at the thought of attending SEC games…and ducks behind desk for safety) I’m good.

flange1

August 28th, 2009
4:06 pm

BravesfaninWis,

Dude you have been screaming defeat for the last month and saying your were done with the Braves.

If you don’t like the team, follow the dam Twins! They just traded for 2 pitchers today.

But what ever you do QUIT WHINING!!!

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
4:07 pm

Plain White T’s singinng take me out to the ballgame…. Very nice.

LETS GET SOME RUNS!!

Shamus Thacker

August 28th, 2009
4:07 pm

Whah-chall dewen danight. That’s how I say it, rammer-j… You ain’t no Yankee er ye?

faninva

August 28th, 2009
4:07 pm

McFann -

OMGosh – that IS Rally McTurtle…well done! Just needs the bat in one hand and the sandwich in the other, and you’ve got it. Start printing t-shirts!

Tomahawk Choppers

August 28th, 2009
4:08 pm

Damn rain – I planned on tailgating all day tomorrow while waiting for the evening game, but we might be playing two now. Forecast doesn’t look good tomorrow either DOB.

My guess is DOB’s luggage is on the wrong luggage rack somewhere in the airport. Philly loves to tell you to go to one luggage rack, only to find out your luggage is on another rack. Just a little game the airport likes to play.

DAP

August 28th, 2009
4:08 pm

shamus…sometimes when i say it, i leave off the “l”. comes out like “yaw”.

Soph

August 28th, 2009
4:08 pm

McFann -

I wanna see Rally McTurtle. You should share a pic of him with us one day.

bravesgrl4life

August 28th, 2009
4:09 pm

McFann – that is one scary looking turtle, girl.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
4:10 pm

well, cab, the no-dress-to-football-games might be a high hurdle to clear, I’m afraid, LOL.

Soph

August 28th, 2009
4:11 pm

Soph, a momentary props outage. Restocking now.

Excellent, props to you for re-stocking.

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
4:11 pm

If the weather looks crummy for tomorrow, then any DH should be played on Sunday–that way we still get Sunday afternoon baseball.

faninva

LOL! Thanks…

Yeah, I somehow misplaced my photos of the real Rally McTurtle–he’s a box turtle.

Random

August 28th, 2009
4:11 pm

RAMBLE ON!!!

August 28th, 2009
4:11 pm

bravesgrl4life

August 28th, 2009
4:11 pm

ncscotts, this southern bell wouldn’t wear a dress to a football game either.

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
4:14 pm

Soph

The search is on! Our computer did something weird last fall and a bunch of pictures got misplaced…but they have to be on here somewhere because I’ve seen Rally McTurtle’s photos since then…just don’t remember exactly where they were.

bravesgrl4life

Sure is…Yeah, those umps are shakin’ in their boots and hoping the rain goes away now…

Shamus Thacker

August 28th, 2009
4:15 pm

Where does one keep a box turtle McFann, in a turtle box? A turtle sac maybe?

Soph

August 28th, 2009
4:17 pm

Earth to JJ. Why so quiet?

Soph

August 28th, 2009
4:18 pm

McFann –

Box turtles are so cute! Hope you’re able to find them.

"You all are Cox apologists"

August 28th, 2009
4:18 pm

STOP FOOLING YOURSELVES,

Don’t believe the Braves will make the playoffs until they actually make it. This stupid BUSINESS LIKE approach is boring the fans, plus it didn’t work when the games really mattered or else we wouldn’t be 1 for 15 in the post-season w/ Cox. Imagine if your QB went 1-15 passing or your SG was 1 for 15 shooting. You would say they had an awful game, right? Now, Cox has done nothing to improve the Braves. All the playoff runs were due to the teams talent, not him. He NEVER outmanages anyone. Look at last year, we had no talent and we sucked. This year, the talent is good enough to make the playoffs, it’s just too bad we have an IDIOT for a manager. GEESH, hire a new manager, change uniforms, do something.

Lew

August 28th, 2009
4:19 pm

If you use it after a word like What, it turns into ch’all-as in what ch’all doin.

cabravesfan

August 28th, 2009
4:19 pm

ncscoots-

so I’ve heard…one more reason why I’m never leving the West Coast ;)

atlbravesfan44

August 28th, 2009
4:19 pm

Wow, no kidding on the forecast! They may bang this one early. Maybe McFann will get her wish and we’ll see a day-night DH on Sunday.

Lew

August 28th, 2009
4:19 pm

Maybe that should be ch’awl

cabravesfan

August 28th, 2009
4:20 pm

or leaving…DAMN IT!

rammerjammer

August 28th, 2009
4:20 pm

Shamus, I just might have a bit of the Yankee brogue. Mom was a Michigander, though I was raised in Tennessee. Not Deep South, but close enough to claim it.

Novice Ned

August 28th, 2009
4:21 pm

At least the discussion of individual awards started later this year than last year’s start of the “Will Chipper Win the Batting Title?” diatribes. I guess that could be considered progress. Maybe next year we will wait until September before we consider consolation prizes for the players.

Eric

August 28th, 2009
4:21 pm

Rule #1: Never check bags. Always carry one.

RC

August 28th, 2009
4:22 pm

“You all are Cox apologists”,

Name me a manager not named Francona, Torre, Leyland, or Gaston that has done better than “1-15″ in the World Series since 1991. And don’t say their percentages are better because they only made it once….every year counts, even if your team DOESN’T make the playoffs.

dap01

August 28th, 2009
4:22 pm

Why is LaRoche so low in the lineup?

You are all Cox apologists"

August 28th, 2009
4:22 pm

Buddman

August 28th, 2009
4:23 pm

Whats with all this “High School Harry” Bull Sh** on the Blog?? PLEASE

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
4:24 pm

Soph,

Sorry I was warming up….

Umm… what did you day?

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
4:25 pm

Soph

You’re in luck! I have located the photos! (External hard-drive saves the day once again!) Now I just gotta load them on to PhotoBucket!

atlbravesfan44

Yeah…not that I ever “wish” for doubleheaders…

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
4:25 pm

Kevin Gregg vs. Francouer

The matchup of FAILS…

Lets see who wins

faninva

August 28th, 2009
4:25 pm

RC – wish you hadn’t taken the bait on that. now he’ll never leave.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
4:25 pm

ncscotts, this southern bell wouldn’t wear a dress to a football game either

Ah, well…I guess those days are gone, indeed. Ladies, you’ll just have to pardon an old dinosaur for clinging to memories of an earlier era, LOL.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
4:26 pm

Frenchy strikes out swinging…. HA!

Frank Wren

August 28th, 2009
4:26 pm

RC, Tide fans learn to count by counting the number of SEC championships, which gets ‘em up to 25. The dawgs stop at 12, I believe.

ummm Alabama has won 21 SEC Chamionships

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_SEC_conference_champions

Not suprised though. If someone wrote the number 1 and the word Alabama after it on the back of a pop tarts box in 1924 they count that as a national championship at Alabama

Soph

August 28th, 2009
4:27 pm

JJ -

Warming up for…?

McFann -

Yay! Can’t wait to see them.

faninva

August 28th, 2009
4:27 pm

You’re in luck! I have located the photos! (External hard-drive saves the day once again!) Now I just gotta load them on to PhotoBucket! – McFann

We’re all in luck! Go RMcT!!

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
4:28 pm

Until the pressure rises in Philly, this game is canceled….

Shamus Thacker

August 28th, 2009
4:28 pm

cabravesfan, Calafornier pays folks they owe with IOUs. When your taxes are due, send Ahhhnold an IOU…

bravesgrl4life

August 28th, 2009
4:29 pm

ncscotts, understood. nope, these days it’s jeans and cute tops for me :)

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
4:29 pm

Warming up for…?

….Pitching…..

Soph

August 28th, 2009
4:30 pm

BravesFanInPA

August 28th, 2009
4:31 pm

any day night DH will be on Sunday…….not good for the braves at all

RC

August 28th, 2009
4:31 pm

Since some here are so ready to “quit fooling themselves” and call the season a wash, I thought I’d bring up this little tidbit I saw by Ken Rosenthal.

“Yes, the Rays likely will listen to offers for Crawford this winter if preliminary contract talks yield little hope. But frankly, they would be acting more out of due diligence than an actual desire to make a deal.”

He kind of gets to the point that it’s very unlikely the Rays will trade Crawford in the offseason, simply because they feel like they have a shot to win next year. But I wonder if a package of Javy Vazquez + a prospect might be enticing for a team such as Tampa….since they are trading Scott Kazmir, there will be a hole in their rotation next year. They have a ton of talent in their minor leagues, but not any pitchers that would be able to make a seamless transition to the starting rotation (except maybe Wade Davis). And the salaries work out almost exactly even. It’s complete speculation on my part, but it would be interesting to see if Tampa would consider a Vazquez/Crawford swap in the offseason, giving Atlanta a legit leadoff hitter for the first time since Furcal left (I like McLouth, but he’s best suited driving in runs, in my opinion).

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
4:31 pm

Soph, faninva

They’re on their way!

Soph

August 28th, 2009
4:32 pm

Time to go home. I hope the commute is better now than it was in the AM. See ya’ll later.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
4:32 pm

To…?

…a baseball game…

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
4:33 pm

This freaking PhotoBucket is being Satan…

Says they’re uploaded, but I do not see them in my album…Patience, please! (She said to everyone, including herself…)

RC

August 28th, 2009
4:34 pm

rammerjammer,

You seem to think I care how many championships the Dawgs(sic) have. You completely missed the part of the joke where Georgia is smarter for having them gone.

rammerjammer

August 28th, 2009
4:35 pm

Oh, shoot. Only NINE MORE SEC TITLES THAN GEORGIA. Not 12. NINE.

Y’all are doing just great. Congratulations on being close to the top.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
4:37 pm

But I wonder if a package of Javy Vazquez + a prospect might be enticing for a team such as Tampa

I’m afraid Crawford is the wrong fit for the Braves (at least, as the crystal ball for the offseason looks currently). It won’t much matter who hits 1 if the team doesn’t find somebody to hit 4, and Crawford most assuredly isn’t the latter.

Shamus Thacker

August 28th, 2009
4:38 pm

Jurrjens4NLCY: Kevin Gregg vs. Francouer

The matchup of FAILS…”"

When Frenchy and Bennett were still around, I wish they’d lined-up and faced each other. What a titanic battle of futility that woulda been!

Ron Roberts

August 28th, 2009
4:38 pm

Dave, Delta managed to cancel MY flight to a Louisiana airport, but got my bags there, all the while re-routing ME to another airport 90 minutes away from my luggage, and a day later. When I finally got to it, it was soaking wet – contents included. Buy two of those smaller carry-on sized roll-bags and save the checked baggage fee AND keep your bags with you.

Nativebird

August 28th, 2009
4:41 pm

Happ will get it because his team will be in the playoffs. (I’m sorry, did I say that out loud?)

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
4:42 pm

When Frenchy and Bennett were still around, I wish they’d lined-up and faced each other. What a titanic battle of futility that woulda been!

O…M…G That would be awesome! Here is how it goes:

Pitch 1: A sinker that doesn’t sink, swung on and missed
Pitch 2: A slider thats thrown into the visiting teams dugout, swung on and missed
Pitch 3: A BP fastball right down Broadway, crushed into the seats

Classic!

DAP

August 28th, 2009
4:42 pm

scoots, i disagree. i think crawford would help this team. a middle of the order hitter would be even better, but despite what people think, mccann is actually a fine cleanup hitter for the braves.

Frank Wren

August 28th, 2009
4:43 pm

Oh, shoot. Only NINE MORE SEC TITLES THAN GEORGIA. Not 12. NINE.

Y’all are doing just great. Congratulations on being close to the top.

Thanks.

Heres to your next long stretch on probation

Cheers

Kurdt Kobain

August 28th, 2009
4:48 pm

I’m going to enjoy watching Virginia Tech beat the hell out of Alabama week 1.

McFann :Ô:

August 28th, 2009
4:49 pm

Jeepers, PhotoBucket is being a butt…on to ImageShack, I s’pose…

keylargo

August 28th, 2009
4:49 pm

TommyP

I’m a big fan of Garrett Jones also. Would you trade JJ straight up for him? We have to start dealing with Boras after next year with JJ. It wouldn’t solve our money problems with Starting Pitching but there’s your corner outfielder for the next 5 years at least.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
4:50 pm

scoots, i disagree. i think crawford would help this team.

Rearranging the deck chairs, my friend.

ellaguru

August 28th, 2009
4:50 pm

Dang, I love this blog. I am distressed, though, that Kenny Chesney and Dave Matthews were apparently in the same room and nobody, apparently, took advantage of a golden opportunity.

Squeeze, how about that. Saw them do this song (from “East Side Story,” one of history’s greatest pop records made well after Jools left to became a TV star) live with Eric from the ever-loving HOOTERS, who opened, on stage. What a great little combo.

Tell It Like It Is

August 28th, 2009
4:50 pm

If the Braves’ pitching has been steady and they are second in batting average and homers since the all star break, then why have they not won more games. Could it be defense and timely hitting? It IS what It IS.

Heath

August 28th, 2009
4:52 pm

Wouldn’t surprise me to see a rain out tonight. Why would it automatically be moved to Sunday and not Saturday?

RC

August 28th, 2009
4:53 pm

“If the Braves’ pitching has been steady and they are second in batting average and homers since the all star break, then why have they not won more games. Could it be defense and timely hitting? It IS what It IS.”

It could be that they are held scoreless one night, and then get 17 hits the next night. Feast or famine…

BravesFaninPA

August 28th, 2009
4:53 pm

Dave-

Welcome to brotherly Love- Hopefully the Braves will do better than your lost luggage- Braves need 2 out of 3-I got tickets to Sunday’s night game so let’s go Bravos….

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
4:54 pm

We have to start dealing with Boras after next year with JJ.

I don’t believe Jurrjens will be even a Super Two this year, so he should be under club control for another four years, no?

bravesgrl4life

August 28th, 2009
4:55 pm

Okay, bloggers, outta here. It is Friday, after all. I might be back on later but don’t know as I have a birthday party to go to tonight. Have fun, ya’ll :)

Heath

August 28th, 2009
4:55 pm

Child Please!

August 28th, 2009
4:56 pm

You a bad man, DOB.

Brandon from Warner Robins

August 28th, 2009
4:57 pm

the 2nd nap was better than the 1st. Hopefully they can get the ball game in tonight.

Steve from OH

August 28th, 2009
4:57 pm

scoots, JJ gets the league min next year followed by three arb seasons.

I do think Crawford would help us, as he’d be a big upgrade over GA on both sides of the ball, but like you, I think a cleanup hitter could make us a threat to go deep into the playoffs.

CaliChopper

August 28th, 2009
4:57 pm

Frank Wren – Heres to your next long stretch on probation

Awwww don’t hate, its not like Bama gets to end UGA’s season like they did last year….

Thrillhouse44

August 28th, 2009
4:58 pm

Kurdt Kobain, you’ve lost your marbles.

RHR

August 28th, 2009
4:58 pm

Bay Area Steve -

Yeah that was nice of Random to answer me. I thanked him. Besides, I’m pretty sure I’ve grown on him and he’d take back his jerkish nutbagish comments if he weren’t so crotchety. :D

Kurdt Kobain

August 28th, 2009
5:00 pm

I can dream, can’t I? The only thing I’d love more is to see UGA get steamrolled by OSU.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
5:00 pm

JJ is going to make 6 – 7mil in arb.

Steve from OH

August 28th, 2009
5:01 pm

Kurdt–Ohio State? Please mean Ohio State…

RC

August 28th, 2009
5:01 pm

Garret Jones’s career stats:

266 AB, 36 runs, 15 2b, 17 HR, 35 RBI, .267 avg.

Jeff Francoeur’s 2005 stats (4 years ago, at age 21):

257 AB, 41 runs, 20 2b, 14 HR, 45 RBI, .300 avg.

Francoeur is now 25. Jones is 28. Are you telling me you’d trade Jurrjiens for a 28 year-old who’s CAREER stats don’t match up to Jeff Francoeur’s 21 year-old stats???

TnBrian

August 28th, 2009
5:01 pm

Rainout tonight?

keylargo

August 28th, 2009
5:02 pm

We have to start dealing with Boras after next year with JJ.

I don’t believe Jurrjens will be even a Super Two this year, so he should be under club control for another four years, no Scoots

He has one more year at the minimum and then 3 years of arbitration. Even arb. with Boras is unpleasant.

ncscoots

August 28th, 2009
5:03 pm

Steve-OH, oh, I don’t doubt that Crawford would be an upgrade for the Braves’ OF, LOL.

Jurrjens4NLCY {Knoble.MLBlogs.com}

August 28th, 2009
5:03 pm

I wish we could stop with his phenom crap!

Have we already forgotten about “The Natural”?

chilidog75

August 28th, 2009
5:04 pm

RC,
I wouldn’t. And that was before I knew Jones was 28 (wow, he’s been languishing in the minors for a while, apparently).

I don’t think JJ is untouchable by any means, but it would take a lot more than Jones to touch him.

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