Braves turn to the Fish

(Staff writer Carroll Rogers is filling in for David O’Brien during this Florida Marlins series.)   Miami – Well, technically at the moment I’m in Fort Lauderdale, but I don’t want to confuse. Getting ready to pack up and head over to Land Shark Stadium and see what’s what, as we pick up the reins from David O’Brien (hint) after his coverage of a disappointing weekend in Philly.
   I was watching the end of the game last night, and that one seventh inning lapse kind of makes you realize how little can separate you in winning and losing a key series and how interesting it is that the ball found the two seemingly weak links in the Braves defense – Chipper Jones and Garret Anderson.
Not that either play was simple and not that either one of those guys is not capable of making really good defensive plays. But neither is what they used to be defensively – that’s an assumption I make with Garret because I didn’t get to see him much with the Angels – and it hurt there.
   There were other chances to win the game, and I’m not throwing complete blame there. It’s just interesting to me how sometimes weaknesses can bubble up at the worst possible time.

Hudson awaits

   I figured I’d be blogging on Tim Hudson’s return, this fair afternoon. (Well, hot, sticky, muggy, humid, typical South Florida is more like it.) With all the nagging injuries of late, that was pushed back to tomorrow, so we’ll wait right along with Hudson.
   I’m sure after all this, he’s itching pretty good to get out there. And it’ll be interesting to see if Kenshin Kawakami is thrown off by being told he’d be skipped and now being sent out to pitch tonight. Maybe, just maybe, he’ll have a little something to prove after the Braves were planning to skip him. And maybe that outweighs having his routine altered. We shall see. He has a tough matchup in Josh Johnson, whom the Braves were fortunate to miss last series in Atlanta.
   Johnson is 13-3 with a 3.04 ERA on the season and 3-1 with a 3.82 ERA in August. Looking for a chink in the armor? Maybe this: Johnson gave up four runs twice in his past five starts, something he hadn’t done since April 18.
   We should also get some information on Nate McLouth, who was scheduled to have an MRI on his left hamstring today after his setback Saturday in Mississippi.
   Center field seems a little precarious right now for the Braves and it will be interesting to see what they do with September call-ups to remedy that, if possible.

September call-ups

   First things first. I’m not sure what that means for Jason Heyward, but my hunch would be he’s not among the call-ups tomorrow. He’s been out with a heel injury – he hasn’t played since last Tuesday. He’d cooled back off, going 5-for-his-last-34 (.147) which means now he’s just semi-mortal after going off the charts to begin his stint at Class AA Mississippi.
   I’m told his heel is doing much better and he should be ready to play in the next day or so. I’m just not sure the Braves would put anything else on him right now.
   So who will they bring up? Well, let’s think out loud for a second. Their two hottest guys in Gwinnett right now are both shortstops – Diory Hernandez (.325 in his past 10 games, hitting .347 in Gwinnett on the season) and Chris Burke, who also plays second base (who snapped a 12-game hitting streak on Sunday, hitting .320 in that time, and is hitting .291 in 66 games for Gwinnett).
   Then there’s always second baseman Brooks Conrad, who showed what he’s capable of at the big league level when he hit .344 in 14 games when Kelly Johnson first went on the disabled list, with a double, two triples, two home runs and eight RBIs. He’s hitting .237 in his past 10 games for Class AAA Gwinnett.
   I can see Bobby Cox wanting a third catcher, so you probably bring up Clint Sammons, despite his .217 average.
   With Adam LaRoche sore, it might not be a bad idea to bring up Barbaro Canizares. He’s hitting .296 on the season with 12 homers and 75 RBIs. It probably wouldn’t hurt to have Gregor Blanco as an extra center fielder, but he’s had an off-year at the plate, hitting .229. And is it time to bring up Brandon Jones? He’s hit .205 in his last 10 games but .279 overall.
   And folks, that’s not even talking about pitchers. Jo-Jo Reyes is 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA but you don’t need him as a starter. Vladimir Nunez, Luis Valdez and Mariano Gomez all have decent numbers. Maybe you choose someone from in there.
   You want to add pieces that help you make a run these last four weeks, but you also don’t want to totally decimate Gwinnett, which has a legitimate shot to make the playoffs.
   So while I pack up my computer and head for Land Shark (oh my), maybe you guys can discuss. More when I know it!

1,306 comments Add your comment

McFann Ô

August 31st, 2009
3:06 pm

Thanks for the new Blog, Ms. Rogers!

cabravesfan

Hey, cut me some slack…was a rough weekend for us BMac fanns (again, right?). Being one yourself, you should know these things…

;)

Hurricane Corky

August 31st, 2009
3:07 pm

Cox/Norton 2012

Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)

August 31st, 2009
3:07 pm

Thanks for the blog, CR.

Royals about to extend Dayton Moore. Expect a Frenchy signing after the Mets DFA him.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1416151.html

Knock Knock

August 31st, 2009
3:08 pm

Daslied

August 31st, 2009
3:08 pm

For the naysayers – it could be worse. We could’ve not promoted Frank Wren, and been on the verge of extending Dayton Moore’s contract for 5 MORE YEARS.

Yikes.

Cheese

August 31st, 2009
3:09 pm

Conrad, Canizares, Hernandez, Jones and Jo-Jo (in bull-pen) for sure I’d hope

atlbravesfan44

August 31st, 2009
3:09 pm

If I may choose 5, I’ll take Conrad, Nunez, Valdez, Sammons, and I guess B Jones. Despite the last 10 games, his power has improved a bit in recent weeks.

PWHjort

August 31st, 2009
3:12 pm

I’d be beyond furious if I were a Royals fan.

O'Brien

August 31st, 2009
3:12 pm

Carroll,

I wonder if any of these callups would replace Greg Norton as the pinch hitter? (Greg has hit .138 for the year).

As for this series, I would like to see the Braves win at least 3 of 4 (although they are 5-5 in their last 10 games).

cabravesfan

August 31st, 2009
3:13 pm

RHR-

Another fire started last night- brings the total up to 6 in the last week or so (most are contained by now)- the really big one doubled in size last night (85,000 acres and counting last I heard) and is still uncontrolled (Sorry, all, for the random post on fires but that one in particular is really bad)…

I’ve been really busy the last few days- sorry I haven’t been around :)

jeffrey d-

No problem- I freely admit my sci-fi geekiness (I suck at crossword puzzles though)

McFann-

I suppose you are right- just this once! ;)

timthebrave

August 31st, 2009
3:13 pm

Just get rid of Norton. I would like to see anyone but him at the plate. I would rather see our pitchers hit than him. I am a big fan of bobby cox, but I am now going to blame him for every close loss where Norton gets an at bat

18 Wheels of Love

August 31st, 2009
3:13 pm

Here’s the deal, any of those names mentioned above, along with KJ and Infante, would be a better PH call than Greg Norton. Gregor Blanco supplies more pop right now. Bobby has shown that he will stick with guys until the bitter end (Andruw in the 4 hole, KJ’s debut, Norton on the roster) and won’t change unless forced. I say force the change, DFA Norton and bring up Canizares at the very least.

Bravedawg

August 31st, 2009
3:18 pm

I’d go easy on Dayton Moore – as I read on espn.com the other day, there are rumblings that KC ownership was putting demands on him to “win now,” which could be why he made some of the signings he made. Not that it excuses every move he’s made, but it could being to explain some of them, at least.

Daslied

August 31st, 2009
3:19 pm

Bravedawg, that Betancourt trade was inexcusable. That guy doesn’t help win now, next year, or ever, really.

the real Andy

August 31st, 2009
3:20 pm

on chipper’s defense – this year if a ball is hit to him, there is a 1 in 15 chance he will not make the play – and that doesn’t include the many that get past his limited range.

93% is good on spelling test, but as a fielding percentage, not so much.

I’m not sure what the answer is (maybe first base next year), but at this point he’s a genuine liability at the hot corner. and he’s not getting any younger.

Vinings Jim

August 31st, 2009
3:20 pm

jeffrey d – sorry, el al gave it away

cabravesfan – ‘my guy’ – wow, I like the sound of that ;)

Daslied

August 31st, 2009
3:21 pm

Also, if it hasn’t been mentioned, Tyler Flowers is getting called up in Chicago (from Jon Heyman @ SI).

Couch Tater

August 31st, 2009
3:23 pm

It’s not a long-shot that Manny Acosta will return. (Wrong choice of words.)

"You all are Cox apologists"

August 31st, 2009
3:25 pm

TO ALL THE BLOG IDIOTS,

I keep reading you posting that “things could be better”. As if we should be appreciative of the Braves being only 3.5 games out of the WC. You know what, “things should be better”. This team is underachieving and that’s all there is to it. YOU IDIOT HOMERS can accept mediocrity and subpar play but I will not. If the Braves were giving it their all to make the post season then maybe we shouldn’t complain, but, we all know that isn’t the case. Some nights, the Braves just look disinterested and would rather be somewhere else. Chipper, man up and be a leader for a change you WUSS!

cabravesfan

August 31st, 2009
3:25 pm

VJ-

don’t get your hopes up too high, my friend- just doing my part for us geeks ;)

CaliChopper

August 31st, 2009
3:25 pm

Tater – Think it was said Acosta would be back in 10 days when they sent him down.

timthebrave

August 31st, 2009
3:28 pm

McFann, don’t be too hard on b mac for last night. He hit the ball hard but unfortunately it was right at the 2nd baseman

VaBravesfan

August 31st, 2009
3:28 pm

cabravesfan: I hope you and yours are out of harm’s way. That has got to be a tough thing to deal with. Last report on MSN was not good.

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
3:28 pm

If Anyone other than me was seriously P’d after after that fiasco in Philly then “Give me a Hell Yeah”!!!

I’m conceeding the season. Our AWFense is just Wayyy Too Inconsistant to last even the first round of the Playoffs if we even get there…

Most would be good to know that I was nowhere near a computer when I had a(n) hour-long BF last night after watching us get Clowned in Philly

CaliChopper

August 31st, 2009
3:28 pm

“You all are Cox apologists” – Unless you can personaly change something…. then you have to accept it also anything more is blowing wind

Boog

August 31st, 2009
3:29 pm

The “Curse of the Tomahawk Chop” lives!

BravesfaninWis

August 31st, 2009
3:29 pm

Looks like the Braves pissed another golden opportunity away last night.. This team just does not perform well under pressure which indicates to me that they wouldn’t have a good chance in the playoffs even if they were lucky enough to back in.. If Chipper wouldn’t have gone into that funk like he did, we probably could have had a extra 5 wins or more on our record in that time frame which would have been huge for our chances both in the division and in the WC.. It’s looking more and more like the Braves are just playing because they have some games left on their schedule.. They sure aren’t playing with passion..

Mid Town Joe

August 31st, 2009
3:29 pm

What we need tonight is a South Florida rain delay. Usually adds a good 2-3 pages to the blog.

"You all are Cox apologists"

August 31st, 2009
3:30 pm

Why would you be a big fan of Bobby Cox? So what about the 14 consecutive division titles, I get it already! Even then, he sucked. Cox is one of the worst tactical managers in baseball history which is supported by his appalling post season managing. Cox couldn’t win with an all-star lineup, he couldn’t win with 3 HOF’s, and he definitely can’t win now. FRANK WREN, please fire COX, please?

CaliChopper

August 31st, 2009
3:30 pm

cabravesfan – any of that near you or you breaking out the marshmellows?

the real Andy

August 31st, 2009
3:32 pm

timthebrave – I can’t believe Bobby keeps bringing in Norton in close games. I know he trusts veterans, Norton was good last year, pinch hitting is a tough situation to excel in, etc.

but when it’s 3-2, 2 outs in the 9th in a game with MAJOR playoff implications, and you look down the bench and pick the guy with the .140 average, something is wrong.

norton leads the league in pinch hit appearances despite missing an entire month due to injury. The man is slugging .169!

Let me reiterate – his SLUGGING percentage is lower than Derek Lowe’s batting average, lower than Javy Vazquez batting average – and roughly the same as a dead fish with a bat hot-glued to its fins could muster.

Norton seems like a nice enough guy, and I love Bobby, but to continually call on the guy to get it done is borderline senile. Norton is 37. He is *slugging* well below the Mendoza line. of course, Bobby will continue to call on him, and I hope they both prove me wrong. But I doubt it.

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
3:32 pm

F-Uggla and The Marlins will be a pain in our Sides this series.

Someone needs to be held accountable for the lathargic performance on the AWFense’s part. It seems like they don’t play with a sense of urgency at all…

We need a sweep or we might get buried alive down in Ft. Liquordale

Shamus Thacker

August 31st, 2009
3:34 pm

It wouldn’t be that hard to replace Norton. There are 6,706,993,152 folks in the world to choose from. Is he the best of that lot? I kinda doubt it..

cabravesfan

August 31st, 2009
3:34 pm

VaBravesfan-

None near me but I’ve got friends in Glendale & Pasadena…appreciate the concerns :)

Couch Tater

August 31st, 2009
3:35 pm

Thanks, CaliChopper.

Mid Town Joe

August 31st, 2009
3:35 pm

I just found out who Tom Cruise looks up to…………..

Everyone!

Efrim

August 31st, 2009
3:35 pm

I’d be beyond furious if I were a Royals fan.

I wouldn’t be one any longer. What has he done to deserve an extension? How did he sell that the Royals are headed in the right direction?

dogsbrekky (disappointments are rare)

August 31st, 2009
3:35 pm

woo hoo, Hudson on the hill tonight, hooray… oh whoops, wait

KK on the hill, go KK, we need a 3 for 4 effort aginst these pesky fish ..

go Braves

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
3:38 pm

KK will pitch 6 innings and tire out in the 6th “Bank On It!”

If it’s a close KK will get drained by the Humidity

KK usually gets bashed on here becuase he tires out early. It’s just too bad that he rarely gets any runs to play with which makes his W-L record look rather decieving

I’m gonna have another BF tonight if the AWFense scores less than 4 runs. Oh Yeah, Why the Hell is Norton still on the Team?

The last three years Bobby keeps his automatic out boys on the Roster when some of them would be in AA in other organizations

"You all are Cox apologists"

August 31st, 2009
3:38 pm

Cox isn’t a manager. He’s a coddler and an enabler. Why do you think player’s love him so much? Cox doesn’t hold his players accountable across the board. He was quick to pull Yunel for a dumb play, what about Anderson loafing in the OF? Cox is intimidated by the veteran players, the same reason he keeps playing Norton. I’m sorry, but the guy just doesn’t seem to be hustling when a ball is hit behind him or in the gap. Plus, Chipper is looking older by the day. He can’t even catch up with a 90 mph fastball. Where is the passion in these guys? Get mad, throw a punch, hit a batter, fight somebody, do something. GEEEEEESH!

Daslied

August 31st, 2009
3:38 pm

YAAC Apologists –
I don’t know why I’ve responded to you more than once. But humor me and list who you’d like to see managing the Braves.

Daslied

August 31st, 2009
3:40 pm

Tomahawkin – you think Hudson would go more than 6 innings tonight?

the real Andy

August 31st, 2009
3:40 pm

does the “hint” Carroll dropped in the first paragraph mean that Dave O’Brien is on his way out as a writer for the AJC, or is it just to let folks on the blog know to address their comments to her instead of him?

Carroll does a fine job, but i’d hate to see DOB go.

CaliChopper

August 31st, 2009
3:40 pm

Throw a punch? Then you would moan how Cox let them get suspended for 5 games

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
3:41 pm

Diory Hernandez Getting Called Up, For Real…?

He is a prime example of a AAAA player…Tears it up in the minors and is a automatic out at the Major league level…

Conrad hit 24 homers and stole 15 bases in 2006 when he was in the Astros organizatio…

Conrad needs to be on the team because he can run more than anything…?

CaliChopper

August 31st, 2009
3:42 pm

Daslied – Great point.

CaliChopper

August 31st, 2009
3:43 pm

Tomahawkin – An where is Conrad gonna play?

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
3:44 pm

Daslied

If I’m not mistaking Hudson starts tomorrow night…?

I think Huddy will not go no more than 6 innings…No need to stress his arm out

Huddy goes 6 inning and Med’s will probably go an inning and 2/3’s unless Bobby makes another boneheaded move

Original Jon

August 31st, 2009
3:45 pm

Daslied, I dont think Huddy will go more than a third of an inning tonight, seeing as how he isnt pitching till tomorrow. lol.

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
3:45 pm

Cali Chopper

Conrad is a hella lot better option off the bence than the current pinch-hitting corps that we have now…

Norton has been a waste of a roster spot all season…

Nova Scotia Steve

August 31st, 2009
3:45 pm

Boog (August 31st, 2009 3:29 pm)

The “Curse of the Tomahawk Chop” lives!

RE: Or as I like to call it “The (Joey) Devine Curse”

Mid Town Joe

August 31st, 2009
3:47 pm

I get the hint! DOB is at the horse track!

ncscoots

August 31st, 2009
3:50 pm

Most would be good to know that I was nowhere near a computer when I had a(n) hour-long BF last night after watching us get Clowned in Philly

How much would you charge me to never use the word “clowned” in a post, in lower case, proper case, or any other damn case, ever again?

Daslied

August 31st, 2009
3:51 pm

Original Jon – I thought Tomahawkin was upset that KK was pitching instead of Hudson. I know who’s pitching tonight. :)

eyeball kid

August 31st, 2009
3:51 pm

Bobby Cox’s theme song, lyrics by the late Warren Zevon

Well, I went to the doctor
I said, “I’m feeling kind of rough”
He said, “I’ll break it to you son
Your sh#t’s f##ked up.”
I said, “my sh#t’s f##ked up?”
Well, I don’t see how—”
He said, “The sh#t that used to work—
It won’t work now.”

CaliChopper

August 31st, 2009
3:53 pm

Tomahawkin – and if he doesn’t get more than 1 ab every other day or so does he still hit? Oh and not fighting for Norton, he has to go

Chop Chop

August 31st, 2009
3:53 pm

scoots,

You just clowned Tomahawkin’.

Chop Chop

August 31st, 2009
3:53 pm

Why did I put an apostrophe in that?

I just got Bozoed.

Nova Scotia Steve

August 31st, 2009
3:54 pm

RE: “I just got Bozoed” – lol

Rob from SC

August 31st, 2009
3:57 pm

A possible Heyward callup? Music to my ears

Rob from SC

August 31st, 2009
3:58 pm

For those who have seen Heyward play live, I have a question. He has played CF a number of times. Could he play CF in the Majors this year if needed.

Furman Bitcher

August 31st, 2009
3:58 pm

Cox should be sent out to the pasture for sticking with Norton. If he would have pulled the trigger on pulling Kelly Johnson & Jodan Schaffer earlier we might be in the wild card lead right now. This guy is not an asset at all. despite what the players say on camera and in print they too think he is past his prime if he evan had one.

Carroll Rogers

August 31st, 2009
3:58 pm

Lineup: no McCann, no Church
1. Diaz RF
2. Prado 2B
3. Jones 3B
4. Anderson LF
5. LaRoche 1B
6. Escobar SS
7. Infante CF
8. Ross C
9. Kawakami P

Ron Gant

August 31st, 2009
3:58 pm

Was’ up playas???

Don’t be clown’in on the MIB Blog….

Peace an Love brothas…Peace and Lova

Vinings Jim

August 31st, 2009
3:59 pm

cabravesfan – well, you know, hope springs eternal, and all that…

Nova Scotia Steve

August 31st, 2009
3:59 pm

I like the line-up

Shamus Thacker

August 31st, 2009
4:00 pm

1-Merle Haggard

2-Gallagher

3-Mick Jagger

4-Dan Quayle

5-Lindsay Lohan

Though summa these folks don’t know a tater from a tatoe, they’d sure as Hell know Ed Norton can’t hit! I’d like to see one of them as manager, but looks like we’re stuck with Bobby for a while…

timthebrave

August 31st, 2009
4:00 pm

the real Andy, Who didn’t know the game was over as soon as Norton came to the plate? Then again they keep pitching to his weakness… Fastball right down the middle

Steve from OH

August 31st, 2009
4:00 pm

RHR……..of course I’m a “fan” of Chop Chop. Only a BUM is not a fan of Chop Chop. I would “guess” those same BUMS are fans of Francoeur (a fellow BUM).

Carroll Rogers

August 31st, 2009
4:01 pm

Jordan Schafer did have his surgery this morning, performed by Dr. Gary Lourie on his left wrist. Recovery is three months, which means he’ll be ready to go come spring training.

Carroll Rogers

August 31st, 2009
4:02 pm

I’m sure Jordan will try to play winter ball if he can, but he’ll have to wait and see how his recovery goes.

Bring up Conrad

August 31st, 2009
4:02 pm

Tomahawkin: Once again, I agree. Conrad’s better that the current “corps.” He’s proved that.

eyeball kid

August 31st, 2009
4:03 pm

I agree with you Furman Bitcher (another writer who should retire).
I think we might see a show down between Bobby and Frank in the off season. One of them must go and I sure hope it’s Bobby.

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
4:04 pm

Chop Chop

No, No, No…I didn’t get Clowned. It takes a lot for me to feel as if I got Clowned

The term Bozo’d is funny as hell however…I spend too much time on the Philly boards to find out what that term meant…

Original Jon

August 31st, 2009
4:04 pm

Ahhh, Daslied, ok, lol.

Whats up with Bobby Cox’ inability to put someone like LaRoche in the cleanup spot when Mac is out?

MVH

August 31st, 2009
4:05 pm

Why no McCann?

Furman Bitcher

August 31st, 2009
4:06 pm

Anybody the Braves have in all of the minors including the pitchers would be a better choice than Norton. And the next one of you that say “if you think you are so smart I would like to see you manage” should know that a retarded monkey would know not to have this guy on the team anymore. Cox is an insult to retarded monkeys.

Bill in VA

August 31st, 2009
4:07 pm

I too would like to see Conrad get one more shot at a few mlb games this season. He did well his last time up. He seemed to have that spark. Whadda we have to lose???? The pinch hitters now, like KJ & GN aren’t coming thru with the clutch hits.

Furman Bitcher

August 31st, 2009
4:09 pm

Escobar is 2nd in the leauge in average with RISP. Why isnt he cleanup????

Chop Chop

August 31st, 2009
4:10 pm

Tomahawkin,

Bozo the Clown is one of the most famous clowns of all time. When I was a kid, I used to watch Bozo’s Circus on WGN. If someone gets Bozo’d, they’ve been clowned.

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
4:11 pm

Anyone other than me thinks that Matty-D needs to be hitting 2nd…?And switch Martin Prado to the leadoff spot…As hot as Matty-D is his Xtra basehit potention would be more efficient if he hit lower in the 2 hole or the 5 hole…?

And I still want Roachy hitting 4th…!

Hell I can whine all I want to about the lineup and I know Bobby won’t do anything to address the lineup

“People in Hell want ice water but they don’t get it” so there is really no point about me moaning about the lineup…

eyeball kid

August 31st, 2009
4:13 pm

Having your catcher hit cleanup is stupid. A cleanup hitting catcher means you constantly juggle your lineup when he needs rest, as catchers always do. I thought this was the reason we gave Ross 2 million, so McCann could play 130 rested days. Again, Bobby managing against the strenghts of this team. Had he put McCann in the 5th spot, Ross (8 hr)could be inserted here without disprupting the order when McCann rests.
I guess Omar is good to go in CF tonight?????

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
4:13 pm

Chop Chop

Bozo the Clown was before my time…But I do know about some old “Homey The Clown! LOL

I was more into Fragglerock than the Bozo Show…FraggleRock is a classic, Nuff said!

Furman Bitcher

August 31st, 2009
4:14 pm

Eyeball you are right on!

Bring up Conrad

August 31st, 2009
4:15 pm

My bet is Conrad pinch hits this week & gets an RBI. Call me on it if I am wrong!

I’m off on vacation to the Colorado Rockies Thurs. Took a look at the CO Springs Sky Sox web site & there’s Giambi, Russ Ortiz, Matt Belisle, Mark Bellhorn and Damian Moss on the roster. They got a team there! Maybe I can make their last game Monday.

Mid Town Joe

August 31st, 2009
4:15 pm

McCann was benched for missing the bunt signal last night!

Tomahawkin

August 31st, 2009
4:15 pm

Eyeball kid

Co-Sign on your 4:03 post

It seems like I have a BF 3 nights out of the Week due to Bobby and the Braves Playing with my emotions…!

BL

August 31st, 2009
4:16 pm

Baffling to me we have the same record as the marlins, Josh Johnson is 13-3 with a worse ERA than Jurrjens, and Jurrjens is 10-9. Crazy game

Chop Chop

August 31st, 2009
4:18 pm

Steve from OH…………………..thanks for the props and support.

We don’t always agree, but you never cease to finally acknowledge the inferiority of your position and defer to me. Again, thanks for the props. You recognize superior quality when you’ve failed to surpass it. You will go far in life. Not as far as me, of course. I’ve got a few dozen hotties out here in Frisco who presently need my attention. They worship me like a god. Only a MORON would worship a god, but I’ll make an exception for them.

Again, thanks for the props. I’ll thank you again in the future for future props.

JJ

August 31st, 2009
4:21 pm

If this newspaper wants to call itself “legitimate”, somebody needs to ask Cox why he continues to send Norton out there. Then ask Wren why the hell he hasn’t been released yet. I don’t care how much money he’s owed. Eat it and send him elsewhere. His suckitude is bleeding to everybody else, Chipper most of all.

Come on, AJC. Step up and ask a tough question for once.

BL

August 31st, 2009
4:23 pm

The last half of the blog makes me feel even worse about our chances.

Can’t wait to hear tonight “how tired” the Braves are because of the late game/flight. You know Boog and Joe will be all over excusing them once it begins.

Somebody get Loaf and Chipper some 5 Hour Energy so they don’t fall asleep in the field.

TnBrian

August 31st, 2009
4:23 pm

If someone told us before that SD series that the Braves would lose that series and the Philly one, you’d have thought we were DEAD. But thanks to the Giants the team still has a pulse. We’d have been, what, 6 1/2 back instead of 3 1/2 or something like that.

eyeball kid

August 31st, 2009
4:25 pm

Tomahawkin,

Sorry, don’t know what a BF is. Please enlighten

ncscoots

August 31st, 2009
4:25 pm

I’ve got a few dozen hotties out here in Frisco who presently need my attention. They worship me like a god. Only a MORON would worship a god, but I’ll make an exception for them.

For the sake of clarity, I think that would be “moronette” (or MORONETTE, I guess), but, I get your drift. And stand awe-struck, natch.

Hillbilly

August 31st, 2009
4:25 pm

McCann was benched for missing the bunt signal last night!

Either that, or he’s going to be traded today. Frank Wren, make it happen, NOW! ;)

richbrave

August 31st, 2009
4:26 pm

I might put YUNEL in LARRY WAYNE’s spot for one game. But I guess BOBBY doesn’t want to mess with the “set” line-up. Time to kick azz BRAVES. Got to rise up from this .500+ winning percentage and grasp the brass ring. It’s all there for the taking. FISH are standing in your path to the playoffs. What you gonna’ do?

brent a.

August 31st, 2009
4:27 pm

Whenever I see or think of Greg Norton (and I’d like to do both less frequently), I can’t help but think of Craig Wilson, and his guaranteed contract, both of whom/(which) were cut by late May in 2007.

What gives with Norton?

McFann Ô

August 31st, 2009
4:27 pm

Thanks, cabravesfan! :P

timthebrave

I’m more offended about the 3 K game than the DP last night…

Why is BMac not playing tonight??

TnBrian

August 31st, 2009
4:27 pm

What is Mac’s numbers against Johnson and that might explain why he’s not in there. Plus, he looks wore out anyways.

Shamus Thacker

August 31st, 2009
4:27 pm

Chop Chop

August 31st, 2009
4:10 pm
Tomahawkin,

Bozo the Clown is one of the most famous clowns of all time. When I was a kid, I used to watch Bozo’s Circus on WGN. If someone gets Bozo’d, they’ve been clowned.

I agree Chop Chop, Bozo would make a fine manager. He’d know Norton can’t hit! Nowadays, to me, that’s the lone criteria…

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