3:00 pm August 31, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
August 31st, 20096:11 pm
When are the tax ramifications thing over with anyway? How much longer are the Braves under the tight purse strings of Liberty Media?
And, when the time for the Braves to be sold comes, will someone like Arthur Blank make another play to buy them?
I would hope so…
The way those 3 idiots from ESPN were talking last night, I expected Chipper to use his walker to get from the dugout to 3rd every inning. Talk about getting thrown under the Meals On Wheels bus, sheesh!!
cali, you honestly don’t think they’d enjoy making a few extra million while they do own the team? Why not, if it’s there? Haven’t heard anything about them turning Braves profits over to charity.. lol
August 31st, 20096:12 pm
Heck bring back Julio to PH. anyone but Norton and his wiffle bat.
dogsbrekky (disappointments are rare)
August 31st, 20096:13 pm
PWHjort isn’t your typical “stats geek”, folks. The guy will come off with a, “sh**”, “fu**”, and any other cuss word if you piss him off. Sounds like he’s about had it with ‘NO MORE BOBBY’ and who can blame him?
N Nine (Norton 2010)
McFann why are you not taking me seriously?
August 31st, 20096:14 pm
Nova Scotia Steve
Can we add “Land Shart Stadium” to the blog’s greatest hits along with “your and idiot?”
No, I’m not calling you one…but I noticed the “your and idiot” saying as a popular phrase on here…
August 31st, 20096:15 pm
Probably because we’re joking about Greg Norton going on the DL after getting hit in the groin with a football.
August 31st, 20096:17 pm
Shamus – then you explain it…… They are a media outlet, Braves on TV anywhere like they were before? Tied into XM other than the MLB deal? To make money off a pro team you Market (see yankees) None of that is happening, they are just biding their time till they can sell, The Braves were a byproduct of a stock deal, not the focus.
but I noticed the “your and idiot” saying as a popular phrase on here…
Remember when Paul Lentz thought that everybody here just happened to be making that exact same typo?
Anyone notice there has been no Paul Lentz books posted today?
It doesn’t really piss me off, TnBrian. I don’t ever any of his posts. Never have, actually. But jesus, it’s the same thing every day. I know it’s pissing SOMEONE off. And I feel like he needs a stern “shut the hell up”.
The Real Don Steele
August 31st, 20096:18 pm
Shamus – You’re the reason I read this blog. You’re not always insightful; not always informative; not always coherent; but you’re ALWAYS funny. haha….haha….haha….haha
August 31st, 20096:19 pm
I think Paul’s been making a small attempt to be relatively liked.
Well, maybe “liked” isn’t the word. More like “tolerated”
That’s when he thought we were all MORONS and IDIOTS.
Haha! Good retort…
McFann: Glad you explained Turtle’s latest pose. I was thinking EVEN HE was getting tired of watching the Spotlight on McCann during every rain delay over the past week. I don’t mind, ’cause that’s the only way I get to see all the highlight shows. And I could look at that photo of him and Smoltz every day.
He sure does look relaxed to me. Both of you can sit back and enjoy the game tonight since you’re not worried about line-up position (who cares who’s batting 4th tonight?), throw- downs, steals or (horrors!!) bunts. I’d be mighty tickled to see him in a pinch-hit situation late, though.
August 31st, 20096:20 pm
MAtt Stairs 2009 Slugging .481. .838 OPS. 4 HR
Norton 2009 Slugging .169. .495 OPS. 0 HR
AS bad as Stairs has been lately he’s twice the hitter Norton is. WHat does that say for Norton?
dogsbrekky (disappointments are rare)
August 31st, 2009
Anyone notice there has been no Paul Lentz books posted today?
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see there is direct proof of a GOD, oh the irony
McFann – nope, just have a nice American Cabernet and there are “no disappointments”
August 31st, 20096:21 pm
I still haven’t figured out how Lentz is still on here after O’Brien kicked him off…
August 31st, 20096:22 pm
Maybe Isis needs to go straighten out Norts “wood” and hell start playin better..
It’s like Freddy Kruger
Nova Scotia Steve
August 31st, 20096:23 pm
Why/when did DOB kick off Lentz?
Shamus – I said, plus – minus break even, you were screamin for them to get rid of Bobby, I’m just telling you, Bobby isn’t even a fly on their windshield and won’t be till Bobby personaly costs them big money. So for right now we have another Time Warner who has let the payroll grow just a little…
Almost Game time too folks
August 31st, 20096:24 pm
Braves would be in playoff position had they not signed a Jap in the offseason. And that’s a fact!
August 31st, 20096:26 pm
Reeeeeeeed – still having those Rabaul flashbacks from that POW camp, nothing wrong with that grandpa, but we get your drift… now stfu
okay Reeeed…..we get it. You’re trying to be cute by acting racist and getting people angry at you. It’s getting old.
Why is everyone so obsessed with Lentz? Let’s talk baseball.
McFann Ya, ha! Norton has me speechless too. Especially when he signed my Norton poster posing with the seattle uni. What a stud!
Mid Town Joe
August 31st, 20096:27 pm
“He’s having an off year, and it’s safe to say that’s proved to be a weakness of this bench”
Thanks for clearing that up, I had no idea!
A couple of weeks ago, (I think) Lentz was on a roll. He was bad-mouthing our servicemen. This offended most of the blog, including Wayne in Utah, who has a son in the military, and Mitchie Sans.
He was also name-calling most of the blog’s regular bloggers.
He had a melt-down, of sorts, that day.
He even attacked McFann
August 31st, 20096:29 pm
See this too me is funny…
N Nine: “Why is everyone so obsessed with Lentz? Let’s talk baseball.”
Then you directly into Greg Norton talk – lol…
August 31st, 20096:30 pm
Choppinmama Glad you explained Turtle’s latest pose. I was thinking EVEN HE was getting tired of watching the Spotlight on McCann during every rain delay over the past week.
Haha…he’d only be annoyed by that because we still haven’t seen the end…
And I could look at that photo of him and Smoltz every day.
Yah…I loved the part about him getting called up, making his debut, and then “leading the way” for Smoltz’s first complete game since returning to the starting roll. Woulda been so cool if BMac coulda caught Smoltz’s final game ever…
He sure does look relaxed to me.
He’s relaxed now (see, his legs are closer to his shell)…since Ms. Rogers didn’t give any specifics as to why BMac’s sitting this one out–ya know, no injury or something. Rally was a little nervous before…
Both of you can sit back and enjoy the game tonight since you’re not worried about line-up position (who cares who’s batting 4th tonight?), throw- downs, steals or (horrors!!) bunts.
That’s for sure! (That sentence is what relaxed Rally…so thanks.)
I’d be tickled if he pinch-hit, too…provided he doesn’t strikeout, popout, flyout, groundout, hit into a double/triple play, ROE…
You answered my Q with “nope”…that means they’re not rare!
August 31st, 20096:31 pm
Just because Norton makes for such enlightening “good” baseball discussion!
CaliChopper, I think they’re interested in making as much money as possible while they DO own the team. To not do so would be dereliction of duty by those in charge. The job of those running any division of a company is to produce as much profit as possible. To sit back and say, “well, the parent company doesn’t care if we lose money,” is not the way professional, ambitious, executives, operate… I like you Cali, but I disagree with you, and you ain’t gonna change my mind. lol
August 31st, 20096:32 pm
NSS and Necro – thank god I missed the Dense getting into our troops, I am ex military and would have gone ballistic, stoooopid thing for Lentz is he actually uses a real name, yes ?
Anyway, have a good night and god bless y’all
- Not cool…I haven’t seen him on as much lately tho…
August 31st, 20096:33 pm
…but he’s currently on the 25-man roster, Noron Blakemoor is the next Favre, he never quits, and that’s why Cox plugs him into key parts of the game.
Jordan Schafer did have his surgery this morning
I wish they could’ve just gone ahead and done it earlier. But, what is it they say about hindsight?
You obviously haven’t been “Lentzed” yet…
August 31st, 20096:35 pm
You really have an autographed poster?
August 31st, 20096:37 pm
Enough already! Grab a beer and a blanket and go sit in the cornor and count your toes!
Shamus – like you too, enjoy most of your posts. Don’t think LM is out to lose money either, tho buying 2 bankrupt sat, radio companies had me scratching my head. Just think untill there is a big money loss or drain from the Braves, it will be a, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it mentality.
August 31st, 20096:38 pm
Oh, and Frank ruled out winter ball for Schafer.
That’s probably good. I have it on good authority that he didn’t particularly enjoy his winter ball experience last year. Plus, we won’t have to worry about him getting hit in the hand again.
Roman Gal – Heard they fixed his ears while they had him on the table.
August 31st, 20096:39 pm
Yeah..maybe not seeing Lentz is a good sign..
What was funny, though, was Wayne, who is the most even-keeled dude that I’ve encountered on here, has just totally been slamming Lentz everytime he posts something on here.
You know it’s bad when Wayne in Utah crawls your @ss!
August 31st, 20096:40 pm
680 rippin on the Braves
August 31st, 20096:41 pm
What’s 680 saying?
I have seen Wayne in Utah slammin Lentz A LOT…
and Steve in OH as well – lol -
August 31st, 20096:42 pm
sayin that McLouth is a softy…that stuck out for sure
N Nine (Noron Blakemoor)
August 31st, 20096:43 pm
Necromancer To tell you the truth, I have no clue, he’s got a large Moron list
McFann Of course not! I’m so down with Noron Blakemoor, I have to just laugh it off, there is no other way out of this..I’m just as upset and haven’t been myself the last few days. I’ll try to get back to my normal NINEself! I just…….I just…don’t understand (almost crying).
August 31st, 20096:44 pm
i will vote for Raffy as my favorite all tims SS for Braves (poll on SportSouth)
When Lentz doesn’t post for a few hours, I always suspect foul-play…
If anybody’s gonna kill somebody, and Lentz is around, he’s pretty much the one who’s gonna get it…
Who’s slammin” Mr. Paul “The Rockies are Unstoppable” Lentz.
Geez, the guy’s practically a prophet!
August 31st, 20096:45 pm
Reeeeeeeeeeeed – Yeah, KK’s outpitched the top pitchers in the game, very bad pick up for the Braves…..
Reeeeeeed sux at life. nuff said.
August 31st, 20096:46 pm
Shamus – looking in the bay for the body?
N Nine I just…….I just…don’t understand (almost crying).
Oh, man…you’re makin’ fun of me with that line, aren’t you?
Don’t worry…he’s a good hitter. He’ll break out of this…
How’s the weather looking outside “Land Shart Stadium”
Loaf on a blackberry tossin with Matty D
August 31st, 20096:47 pm
DAMN…. this is a big OF!!
Let’s check the radar
I think Wayne knows some mean-looking Italian dudes.
Or, Lentz is scribbling notes down on a piece of paper, preparing his next post…
August 31st, 20096:48 pm
They fixed Schafer’s ears by Botoxing his entire tiny head. Now that his head is normal size, he has smallish ears..
August 31st, 20096:49 pm
Well, you know….crap floats…
Loaf on a blackberry tossin with Matty D – DAMN…. this is a big OF!!
Sure is, hope you stopped at the scooter store on the way
August 31st, 20096:50 pm
August 31st, 20096:51 pm
Necromancer – Too true and funny
August 31st, 20096:52 pm
Lentz could well be dictating new posts to a team of stenographers…
August 31st, 20096:53 pm
Kawakami has an ERA over 8.00 in two starts (both losses) against Florida…YIKES
Weird seeing Yunel being interviewed
McFann Huh? No I’m just letting it all out. I wouldn’t ever make fun of you McFann. I’ve come out of the Norton closet. I’m dead serious. I’ve even gotten on a few people’s bad side(see RHR). There’s no bad intentions but just lost for words on this crazy situation…anyway, I’m gonna cool it off.
August 31st, 20096:54 pm
Are you Bobby’s Belly’s brother?
dogsbrekky (Cold Play seriously suck, seriously)
Juts wanted to add
Steve, I’ll check…
Loaf on a blackberry chillin with Hanley
August 31st, 20096:55 pm
CaliChopper– you straight up trippin! HAHAHA
August 31st, 20096:56 pm
Shamus = Rainman?
Steve from OH
How does he verbalize the quotation marks and the all-too-long strings of ellipses, I wonder?
Oh, and there’s no such thing as a post. It’s called a posting. Get it right.
Props to me for that catch.
Actually, Paul Lentz isn’t one single person. Paul Lentz is a collective of sorts. A corporation, if you will.
There’s probably, maybe, 30 people who are under the Paul Lentz umbrella.
So why was Huddy ever scheduled to start today anyway? Did someone read the calendar wrong or what? Dumb.
August 31st, 20096:57 pm
Necromancer– NO! I’m my own belly. I’ve seen Bobby’s and it ain’t pretty and white like mine. His is hairy and wrinkely. MMMMM ballpark hotdogs!!
How else do we get all of this “statistical baseball knowledge” on here???
Elias don’t have squat on Lentz!
I can’t believe SportsSouth hired someone just to follow the twitter and facebook accounts. Can I get a job like that?
Loaf on a blackberry chillin with Hanley – They have those extended batteries now, might even last the whole game.
Joe Simpson's GI-normous head
August 31st, 20096:59 pm
nope– not much going on in here.
Loaf on a blackberry gettin a quick masage from Porter
August 31st, 20097:01 pm
CaliChopper– FOR REAL! Oh SNAP, gotta get some of them!
RHR I’m still alive!! Am I still above Lentz on the ‘hit’ list???
August 31st, 20097:02 pm
JUst playin’ with ya. I had one of those “I just…….I just…don’t understand” breakdowns not long ago.
Paul Lentz's "Friend"
I love McCann, imagine him in a tutu
Looks a little cloudy…
August 31st, 20097:03 pm
Cubs are cute
Did Boog just say Land Shart?
August 31st, 20097:04 pm
If Mclouth appears fine in the MRI, then he should be here tomorrow along with Brandon Jones, Clint Sammons, Manny Acosta, Luis Valdez, Diory Hernandez, Brooks Conrad, and Gregor Blanco. I really don’t care if Gwinnet wins, I care if the big team wins. Jayson Heyward could go to AAA and play the outfield.
August 31st, 20097:05 pm
Little late getting this b*tch out, but…….HAD to go to son-in-law’s b’day party Sat. night even though we left early so I could see the end of the game. Got home and they were spotlighting Brian McCann again (and something about that always brings tears for some reason) so I knew they were in a rain delay. Announcers came back on and said……it’s still raining here in Philly, thought this game would have been called by now…..and switched back to the McCann spotlight. I thought……could they not have given the score?????? Everyone on here was fussing about Don Sutton not giving the score enough the other day. Being a FAN-atic, of course I kept watching until they came back on and said the Braves had won 9-1, but…..still!!!!! An earlier announcement of the score would’ve been nice (even though I STILL would’ve been watching…..just in case.)
August 31st, 20097:06 pm
I’m not in the mood to read the previous pages, did I miss anything good? Has Chop Chop been fired yet?
Yep, “Live from Land Shart Stadium!”
August 31st, 20097:07 pm
McFann I missed it. –Funny how much attention Lentz gets while here’s not here! lol.
August 31st, 20097:08 pm
Man maybe it doesn’t take much to humour me…but that’s funny…
I burst out laughing (and I’m at work) when you wrote that Necro…
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