“Goofy helmets” and one last shot at the Fish


   (Staff writer Carroll Rogers is filling in for David O’Brien to finish up this Florida Marlins series.)  

   Miami - So, keep me company while I replenish fluids from the three pounds I think I lost running this morning. Wow. Earlier in the day doesn’t necessarily mean better in this muggy South Florida heat, and maybe later doesn’t either. I’m starting to feel for these pitchers, like Javier Vazquez and his 120 pitches last night.
   So there were about five glaring things that went wrong last night, and they’ve been well-documented on the last blog (I’m thinking maybe a punching bag with Greg Norton’s face on it would help a lot of folks get through the day).
   But I figure a lot of it had to do with Vazquez running out of gas, not having his usual control, and maybe staying in little too long in what blew up into a five-run inning by the time Kris Medlen was through. I imagine Bobby Cox was concerned about not having some of his bullpen available, aka Rafael Soriano - and wanted to get as much as possible out of Vazquez.
   But a 29-pitch first inning set Vazquez on course for a relatively short night, something the Braves have had a lot of lately.
   In the first three games of this series, the Braves have gotten six innings from Kenshin Kawakmi, 5 1/3 from Tim Hudson (all you can expect from a guy coming off Tommy John) and 5 1/3 from Vazquez. Running in this weather for the last three days, I can see why.
   But it goes beyond this series. Only twice in the past eight games have the Braves had a starter go seven innings – Vazquez on Aug. 27 against the Padres and Jair Jurrjens on Sunday night in Philadelphia. Tommy Hanson’s start in Philly was cut short by rain, so that doesn’t really count, but it helps me make my point anyway (why let the truth get in the way). It does mean Hanson should be extra well-rested for his start tonight.
   The Braves could really use six, and if humanly possible, seven innings tonight from Hanson. Peter Moylan and Mike Gonzalez have both pitched three games in a row this series. Soriano got his rest yesterday, though he did warm up in case the game went into extra innings.
   So yeah, once again, tonight is a big game, what’s new. The Braves can walk (or fly) outta here with either a two-game lead on the Marlins or tied once again. And with 29 games to play, that four-game deficit in the wild card is looming a bit large.

Chipper lets ‘er rip

 

   Expect Chipper Jones back in the lineup tonight against Ricky Nolasco. First because he would be anyway, second because Jones is hitting .500 (10-for-20) off Nolasco for his career, including four homers.
   From the looks of things last night, Chipper is taking his dad’s advice to heart. Get a good pitch and rip it. That goes for the sounds of things, too. Here’s what Chipper said after the game: “I’m tired of thinking about mechanics and fundamentals. I’m just going to go up there and hunt the first straight one I see and try and wail on it.

MattE for emotion, not to mention excellent verbal control

   We have to have a little fun with Matt Diaz’s outburst last night. Basically after watching Omar Infante buzzed back on a ball at his head in the seventh, Diaz did not take kindly to being hit by reliever Tim Wood. Obviously Wood didn’t want to hit him in the situation, to load the bases in a one-run game, but logic wasn’t the first thing on in Diaz’s mind at the time.
   He started jawing at Wood. Then, he said, as soon catcher Ronny Paulino jumped up and told Diaz to shut his mouth and get to first base, a little more adrenaline kicked in. And at that point the Braves relievers came onto the field and some Marlins were up on the top step.
   Ordered was restored quickly and Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez came for Wood, who was surely rattled by the whole thing. But what cracks me up is how in the heat of the moment, Diaz manages to keep the words coming out of his mouth so G-rated. Oh to have that kind of control. I’m guessing it takes practice, and I should try it. (As maybe should, ahem, some of you?)
   “I kept saying ‘find a clue,’ which looks really bad on film,” Diaz said. “(I’m thinking) why does everyone think I’m dropping f-bombs? I went and looked at the film. If I didn’t know what I’d said, I’d think I’d dropped an f-bomb. I did tell Ronny Paulino ‘Get out of my way,’ which is kind of funny because you can’t move that guy.”
   Another beauty that came out of Diaz’s mouth was: “If you keep throwing like that we’re all going to have to wear those goofy helmets.”
   Hey, make a political statement, while you’re at it too!

McLouth in Rome

   A little business…Nate McLouth is scheuled to play tonight in Class A Rome, three at-bats or five innings, whichever comes first. If his hamstring holds up, he could be activated as soon as tomorrow when the Braves open up a three-game series at home against the Reds. If not, he’ll hang out in Rome a bit longer.

   OK, more from the ballpark this afternoon.

1,891 comments Add your comment

Nation

September 3rd, 2009
12:15 pm

hey braves, quite playing games with my heart

Soph

September 3rd, 2009
12:17 pm

Thanks for the new blog Carroll!

MattE cracks me up. “Find a clue”. :-D

Vinings Jim

September 3rd, 2009
12:20 pm

I like the goofy helmet line – and the lack of f-bombs is also funny

jeffrey d

September 3rd, 2009
12:23 pm

THAT’S the helmet?? Jeff Francoeur wasn’t foolin about that thing

RHR

September 3rd, 2009
12:23 pm

Expecting 7 innings from your starters should be the standard, not the “if humanly possible”. If anyone can go the distance, it’s the rook.

Chop Chop

September 3rd, 2009
12:23 pm

“Find a clue” is the kind of phrase you would hear a lot on an ABC Family showing of “Goodfellas.”

Anders

September 3rd, 2009
12:24 pm

Here’s what Chipper said after the game: “I’m tired of thinking about mechanics and fundamentals. I’m just going to go up there and hunt the first straight one I see and try and wail on it. (From Ms Roger’s blog above)

Sounds like Chipper is taking the “Frenchy” approach. You know, the one he supposedly spent all last off season trying to help Frenchy to break. Desperate times these I guess.

TnBrian

September 3rd, 2009
12:28 pm

mushroom head

cabravesfan

September 3rd, 2009
12:28 pm

Only MattE can manage to get angry and not start swearing- how can you not love the guy? :)

jim

September 3rd, 2009
12:29 pm

Lew, (from the last blog)

I did not say that I have no confidence in the pen. I said that using Buddy, or any of the non-players is not comforting, but sometimes you need to use all 25 players in a tight situation. Medlen should have been in 1 or 2 batters earlier and out 1 or 2 batters earlier. A fresh Carlyle, Logan, or Valdez was a better option than an overworked “regular”. The plan to get at least 6 innings from the starter was a good one, but when the evidence appeared that the starter was out of gas, then plan B needed to be adopted much sooner, and plan B needed to include the possibility of going deeper into the pen.

Carroll Rogers

September 3rd, 2009
12:29 pm

Somebody on the other blog was asking about me asking Diaz about swining at bad pitches. He had this to say last night. “I had a terrible at-bat there to end the rally against Nunez who was struggling with his command.”

Vinings Jim

September 3rd, 2009
12:30 pm

cabravesfan – I know you can’t do that ;) – any improvement on the fire scene on the drive in?

Carroll Rogers

September 3rd, 2009
12:32 pm

Anders, for a guy who’s been late on the fastball, and fouling off pitches he normally hits, I’m not sure going to the plate with the mindset of crushing any fastball is such a bad thing.

ann lewis

September 3rd, 2009
12:32 pm

wow chipper going “Frenchy” on us, imagine that. Wouldn’t be because he was wrong about Frenchy?

what a loser.

brent a.

September 3rd, 2009
12:33 pm

faninva

September 3rd, 2009
12:33 pm

Carroll -

thanks for the quote on Diaz. Ya, even in little league we were taught to take a pitch until he can prove he can throw a strike. I was amazed Diaz was hacking like that in that situation…let Nunez off the hook.

atlwolf

September 3rd, 2009
12:34 pm

Looks like Mark Bradley has more cajones than DOB or CR. Prove me wrong, Carroll. EVERY AJC reporter should be asking Cox why he continues to use Norton in crucial at-bats.

Carroll Rogers

September 3rd, 2009
12:34 pm

Sure RHR, seven innings is the standard under normal conditions. But it’s different down here in the Miami heat in late August/early September. That’s what I was trying to point out. Have you seen these pitchers on TV? For both teams? Flushed and sweat pouring? Don’t think that didn’t catch up with Vazquez last night.

Course maybe it’s just me. There were women wearing full-length warm-up pants to run and walk here near my hotel. So what the heck do I know?

Hillbilly

September 3rd, 2009
12:34 pm

Find a clue? Sounds like something you would hear on an overdubbed TBS movie.

Coming to America (in the barber shop)

Clarence: One time Frank Sinatra came in here and sat in this chair. I said Frank ‘you hang out with Joe Louis, just between me and you, how old is Joe Louis.’ You know what Frank told me, he said “Hey, Joe Louis is 137 years old.” A hundred and thirty-seven years old!

Sweets: Oh. Man, you ain’t never meet no Frank Sinatra.

Clarence (pointing at each person in the room): Find a clue! Find a clue! and Find a Clue! Who’s next?!

cabravesfan

September 3rd, 2009
12:35 pm

VJ-

They are starting to get the fire under control…as long as the weather holds

and there is no way I would not be screaming obscenities if I got hit ;)

DawgTB

September 3rd, 2009
12:35 pm

Hey Anders, if you have ever been in a horrible slump at the plate you would understand that simple is better. Chipper understands that. Hopefully he can get some mistakes to hit and not miss em.

Hillbilly

September 3rd, 2009
12:35 pm

Chop Chop, you beat me to it.

keylargo

September 3rd, 2009
12:36 pm

Was it Winston Churchill who said Never in baseball history, has so much been said about a 25th man on a MLB roster by so many morons with so few other agendas?

Carroll Rogers

September 3rd, 2009
12:41 pm

LOL, keylargo. 12:36.

faninva

September 3rd, 2009
12:43 pm

You know what I got for Christmas? Oh, it was a banner GET A CLUE year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said, “Hey, smoke up Johnny.” Alright? So go home and cry to your Daddy. Don’t cry here, okay?

Ebenezer Snerdberg

September 3rd, 2009
12:44 pm

C-Aruh,your 12:29
We’ll spell your name right if you’ll spell ’swining’ right. Just kiddin’ Miss M’am! but, the Devil made me dood it! Glad you’re ‘Still The One’!

Hillbilly

September 3rd, 2009
12:47 pm

Here you go Chop Chop:

“Business bad? find a clue, pay me. Oh, you had a fire? find a clue, pay me. Place got hit by lightning, huh? find a clue, pay me!”

jeffrey d

September 3rd, 2009
12:48 pm

uh oh….someone forgot to say “first!”

Now who do we look up to?

Anders

September 3rd, 2009
12:51 pm

By this time next year Chipper will be telling us all he’s gonna start swinging when the pitcher starts his motion. “Dang ball just gets faster and faster every year.”

Mike S

September 3rd, 2009
12:53 pm

Hahaha, Hillbilly. That (12:34) was great. What an incredible movie…

Jeff R

September 3rd, 2009
12:54 pm

Chipper probably needs a break – a few days off. But with the Braves in contention (yes, they still are in the hunt for the wild-card), he’s not likely to get the down time.

It’s been a long while since Chipper has played anything close to a full season. And he’s 37 years old. Season length and age may be weighing on him.

Ed

September 3rd, 2009
12:56 pm

Carroll, or DOB, ask Bobby why he keeps sending up Norton in key spots. If he answers with his usual ‘08 stats ask him about 2009!?!? M. Bradley is going to get the ‘Smoltzie’ treatment in the clubhouse for questioning the ‘hall of fame’ manager…..

monty

September 3rd, 2009
12:58 pm

Anders

That was my first thought when I heard what Chipper said. The ole Frenchy approach. Lose a Frenchy, gain a Frenchy!

monty

September 3rd, 2009
12:59 pm

Maybe Chipper can share his new approach with Norty!

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:00 pm

wow chipper going “Frenchy” on us, imagine that. Wouldn’t be because he was wrong about Frenchy?

“See the ball, hit the ball” might have a slightly different meaning for Chipper than for Francoeur. Ya think?

bigdave

September 3rd, 2009
1:02 pm

just watched Nawtin’ strike out again with a chance to tie..

the punching of the bat on the 2-1 pitch swinging strike which was nowhere around the plate was classic….

SouthernBelleBrave

September 3rd, 2009
1:04 pm

LOVE the “find a clue….” comment from Mattie last night. He was somewhat reserved considering….
Anyone wanna bet on how long it takes Bobby to put “Veteran Whiffer” Norton in the game tonight? Hmmm?

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:04 pm

Somebody on the other blog was asking about me asking Diaz about swin[g]ing at bad pitches.

Hey, I’ve said before that, if Diaz were in a slump and his swing was off, how could you tell, LOL?

Mutley Rules FKA dogsbrekky

September 3rd, 2009
1:05 pm

I must have watched a different game last night than many here.

Chipper batted twice and drove in 3 of our 7 runs………. I’ll take him everyday

TnBrian

September 3rd, 2009
1:06 pm

keylargo, yeah, just wet myself reading that one! Listen, I agree the Norton talk gets WAY overblown by some wround here, but more often than not it just speaks to the managers stubborness and undying love for a guy that’s producing or not. Whatever…

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:08 pm

Anyone wanna bet on how long it takes Bobby to put “Veteran Whiffer” Norton in the game tonight? Hmmm?

Longer than it took you (and plenty of others, I expect) to start b!tchin’ about the mere possibility of it, LOL.

Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)

September 3rd, 2009
1:17 pm

Holy Cornelia, that’s a big helmet …

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:18 pm

the managers stubborness and undying love for a guy that’s producing or not

Do people really, truly think that?!? Cox’s rep as a players’ manager didn’t come about because he’s a “nice guy”, but because he treats players like men and gives them the respect due anyone working hard at their craft. But, anyone who thinks a trip to the manager’s office is a time for tea and biscuits, or that Cox isn’t willing to sacrifice a player on the altar of success (if necessary), just isn’t paying attention. A man doesn’t have the baseball success that Cox has had, and the longevity to accumulate it, by being soft.

You guys have been listening to the post-game quotes too long, LOL.

keylargo

September 3rd, 2009
1:20 pm

I just don’t understand a lot of what some people think is funny. Why would you (at 1:12) feel the need to insult someone you don’t know? I don’t feel the same, by the way.

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:22 pm

Mr. Wren, on behalf of Coach, Lentz, Robert, Ebeneezer, Monty, and me

Somehow, the Groucho Marx quote about clubs and membership springs immediately to mind, LOL.

CB

September 3rd, 2009
1:23 pm

keylargo, they have no life of their own so they choose to try to put those who do down. This blog seems to be full of those types.

Mutley Rules FKA dogsbrekky

September 3rd, 2009
1:24 pm

ncscoots – you are preaching the correct sermon in the wrong church. Drongo little bitches like YAACA have nothing positive to say ever, they are just miseries. They cannot understand that a positive work environment with a highly positive boss helps (not hinders) performance. They cannot read managerial tables and see that Cox has the 3rd highest winning % of the top 10 mlb managers in history, and the 5th most wins, most division titles etc.

How did he do it by fouling up all the time, NO, the man has a strategy to maximize value and maximize win potential but the day late/$ short crowd here will never get it.

I devote this song to Bobby Cox.....

September 3rd, 2009
1:27 pm

Out Of Touch by Hall & Oats:

‘Out of touch, Out of time’

THAT is what you, Mr. Cox, are about out of. Man, I hope that’s right.

SouthernBelleBrave

September 3rd, 2009
1:28 pm

ncscoots — Get off my back. I’ve got a right to b!tch about all I want to. Don’t like it..don’t read it.

Voice from the past

September 3rd, 2009
1:29 pm

David Wright looks like the Great Gazoo!!! :lol:

Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)

September 3rd, 2009
1:31 pm

ncscoots,

I see the blog behavior as yet another downside of high unemployment.

Bob Horner had a sweet compact swing

September 3rd, 2009
1:33 pm

thanks for the Blog…Carroll ..we Braves needed our fix..we also need Hanson be on his game tonight…we NEED this game…I say he gets it done…and then we take care of business against the Reds…and the dawgs beat OK State on Saturday..and Monday is holiday…what a weekend.!!…(I hope…)

Brian

September 3rd, 2009
1:33 pm

LOL…Bobby Cox is never and I repeat NEVER going to get fired. People might as well get over it. He will not be the manager anymore when he decides to retire, and I’m pretty sure he doesn’t read these blogs, so you might as well stop obsessing over it. Nobody is listening to you.

Some people have forgotten how cool baseball is. Watch the games, enjoy the games. They are just games, you know. If you don’t like the games, or you don’t like the manager or the players, there’s the remote. I hear America’s Got Talent is exciting this year.

O'Brien

September 3rd, 2009
1:33 pm

Greg Norton’s career average is .249, and he’s been struggling mightily this year. When will Bobby learn?

Even if the Braves make the playoffs, does anyone have confidence in Cox that he will make the right moves for the Braves to win a post season series?

You can always count on Cox to:
1) leave a pitcher in too long
2) send the wrong pitcher in the wrong situation
3) Overwork his bullpen
4) Send Norton up in a key situation

When was the last time the Braves won a postseason series?

Ebenezer Snerdberg

September 3rd, 2009
1:34 pm

Okeh,I’ll play this sully game;
BLOODROCK, D-O-A! Hand me my Pendulum kiddies,I feel like swinging!

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:35 pm

Hey, don’t get me wrong here, Bobby makes me go “Huh?” sometimes, too, LOL. My point was that, whatever makes him run a guy out there, it ain’t his empathetic nature. The decision is calculated on some set of variables using whatever decision math Bobby employs (and I agree that, sometimes, that math is harder to figure than Chinese Algebra), and it comes up heads or tails. End of story. He ain’t Alan Alda, fercrissake, he’s Bobby bleepin’ Cox, LOL.

NC Braves Fan

September 3rd, 2009
1:36 pm

The Matt Diaz school of cursing … “Gosh darnit golly heck, Todd! Find a clue with that stupid, silly strike zone willya?!”

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:38 pm

I see the blog behavior as yet another downside of high unemployment.

Then, let’s see some more stimulus money pumped out, by God, LOL. Even high national debt is preferable to some of this. :-)

SouthernBelleBrave

September 3rd, 2009
1:40 pm

ncscoots– Oh yea, Bobby uses that newfangled gorilla math. :D

TnBrian

September 3rd, 2009
1:40 pm

I hope and pray that Greg Norton doesn’t read any Braves sites, especially right now. As much as he frustrates me at the plate, no decent person deserves to feel as crappy as he’d probably feel reading this. Go ahead with the, “please, why would a professional athlete care what bloggers say” and , “they have better things to do then read what fans think”. Hopefully you’re right.

TnBrian

September 3rd, 2009
1:41 pm

NC Braves Fan, that was good!

Random

September 3rd, 2009
1:43 pm

SouthernBelleBrave (September 3rd, 2009 1:28 pm): “Get off my back. I’ve got a right to b!tch about all I want to. Don’t like it..don’t read it.”

But how then would we be able to gently point out the error of your ways, Miss Thing?

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:43 pm

I’ve got a right to b!tch about all I want to.

Darlin’, you have confused “free speech” with “consequence-free speech”. If you think you have “a right to b!tch all I want to”, then you should also realize that the exercise of that “right” brings with it the consequence that I may use humor to make you appear the fool, LOL.

Ebenezer Snerdberg

September 3rd, 2009
1:43 pm

On that new helmut. “I’m your father Luke!” Gawd we’ve come to this. Well,if it keeps the boys safe,so be it. I noticed 1st Pitch Frank(Now Of The Mets) sez he ain’t gwine wear one. Okeh,Piedmont Park,pencils 3 fer nickel! Duh!

BUZZMEAT

September 3rd, 2009
1:43 pm

DOB,

Dont know if its been Mentioned yet. But something for tommorrows blog is Chipper Jones is going to be on College Gameday making predictions, He better say Roll Tide Roll by the way!

BUZZMEAT

September 3rd, 2009
1:44 pm

I see it is on the front Braves page, Never mind!

Ebenezer Snerdberg

September 3rd, 2009
1:48 pm

NC Braves Fan:
I had a buddy as a kid all way through school who just was such a good guy,he really was,he could not bring himself to swear. When he got really mad he’d holler,and you could hear him all way from the John Ross to Lookout Mountain,”CUSS,CUSS,CUSS,CUSS.Ooooooh,CUSS!

Nova Scotia Steve

September 3rd, 2009
1:49 pm

Let’s look at the scenario…

Bases loaded 1 out 7th inning…Marlins leading 7-6…

Result: Greg Norton strikes out swinging…

Well folks what the f*&k else is new….I can’t believe this. It’s getting to a point where its becoming a joke…or maybe we’re way past that…its embarassing.

And i understand we lost the game on a walk-off homer by Helms in the 9th (speaking of jokes – Wes Helms -).

But we tie the ballgame up or take the lead in the 7th…and still get Escobar’s homer in the 9th maybe the result is different.

To battle back and tie that game was huge…gritty…fiery…all of the above…We missed our opportunity to have an even bigger inning in 7th then what we had.

I will say Prado had a rough day at the plate as well last night…he came up with RISP on several occasions last night…couldn’t come though in the late innings…but the difference is he has come through – lots -.

Kelly Johnson Fan Club

September 3rd, 2009
1:50 pm

Kelly Johnson should start the first game of the series vs. Cincinnati.
Kelly Johnson career vs. Bronson Arroyo: 3 for 9 (.333) with 2 2B, 2 BB, 1 K. .333/.455/.556

Nova Scotia Steve

September 3rd, 2009
1:50 pm

PS

That’s the dorkiest helmet I’ve ever seen in my life

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:50 pm

I don’t care how badly you hate Cox, making a dedication to the man with a Hall & Oates song…that’s just harsh.

Brett Esterson

September 3rd, 2009
1:51 pm

We better take care of business ourselves tonight because we won’t get much help from the Phillies or Mets as they go against Lincecum and Marquis, respectively. Need a Hanson 7 inning gem please!!

Ebenezer Snerdberg

September 3rd, 2009
1:51 pm

Hey Buzzmeat,
Lawry Wain like them Gators. I do too….with B-B-Q sauce! WOOF,WOOF,WOOF & BZZZZZZZ!

Ebenezer Snerdberg

September 3rd, 2009
1:52 pm

NS Steve:
Welcome back. Ya’ll would shoot him up thar in da bush,right!

Jeff

September 3rd, 2009
1:54 pm

Bobby Cox is a genius and if you idiots cannot see that, then, well, maybe you oughta check yourself. Norton is a VET that is struggling but KJ strikes out a TON and will hit into his share of DP’s. Conrad is a inexperienced rook that would’ve been thrown into the fire. Yes, he had success with the Braves earlier this year, but who’s to say he doesn’t K in that situation? Ross—PLEASE, the K word just won’t go away, will it? Listen, Cox, like all other managers in MLB, makes mistakes. But, he does more positive with the team than negative.

Bobby Cox's Twin Brother

September 3rd, 2009
1:54 pm

Greg Norton For MVP!!!….. For the Marlins.

Daslied

September 3rd, 2009
1:54 pm

“What’s the matter, Colonel Sanders? CHICKEN?”

Hall & Oates

September 3rd, 2009
1:55 pm

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
1:50 pm
I don’t care how badly you hate Cox, making a dedication to the man with a Hall & Oates song…that’s just harsh.

Naw, harsh would have been ColdPlay

Brian

September 3rd, 2009
1:55 pm

On the new helmet, here’s my prediction: It’s already required in the minors next year, the year after that it will be required in MLB. After two years, no one will even notice anymore. I’m sure everyone thought the helmets they use now were goofy the first time they saw them. It looks goofy because it’s different. Once it’s not different anymore, it will be normal.

Ebenezer Snerdberg

September 3rd, 2009
1:55 pm

NS Steve;Dorkiest,that kanook(spellin’?) fer @#$%^&*,right?

Voice from the past

September 3rd, 2009
1:55 pm

Voice from the past

September 3rd, 2009
1:56 pm

Braves20

September 3rd, 2009
1:58 pm

We lost last night’s game when Cox threw an inexperienced kid into a situation that cried out for Peter Moylan.

"You all are Cox apologists"

September 3rd, 2009
2:00 pm

Jeff, you should try stand-up with your post @1:54. HA HA HA HA!

Cox & genius in the same sentence?

Your and idiot (Your an IDIOT).

Is it this same genius that allows a guy batting under .200 to hit in the 9th inning of a tie game?

It’s not a MISTAKE when you keep doing it OVER AND OVER.

Kelly Johnson Fan Club

September 3rd, 2009
2:00 pm

Did you know that despite Kelly Johnson’s down year, he’s already been worth more money than the Braves are paying him?

AndyC

September 3rd, 2009
2:01 pm

I thought for sure that MattE was saying F U to the pitcher last night. That is hilarious that he was saying “find a clue”. That other crack about the batting helmets was priceless too. I would have been dropping F bombs left and right. MattE sounds like he is one hilarious dude.

Bravissimo

September 3rd, 2009
2:02 pm

Are all players gonna start wearin that headpiece?? looks like those dudes on the Death star!

AndyC

September 3rd, 2009
2:03 pm

Regardless of what you think of David Wright and the new batting helmet, you have to admire the guy for being the first to step out there and wear it. Although, he may not have been given much of a choice after his concussion.

cabravesfan

September 3rd, 2009
2:04 pm

For those of you that like tennis:

18 year old Marietta girl Melanie Oudin just pulled a monumental upset at the US Open- took down #4 Elena Dementieva in 3 sets

faninva

September 3rd, 2009
2:05 pm

with that new “goofy” helmet, David Wright kinda looks like an emperial stormtropper…or Ripley’s nemesis in Aliens.

Brian

September 3rd, 2009
2:05 pm

Braves20, you can’t use Moylan! He leads the league in appearances! His arm is literally hanging by a thread! That’s what the blog denizens would say if he did use Moylan.

Talk about darned if you do, darned if you don’t.

ncscoots

September 3rd, 2009
2:06 pm

Regardless of what you think of David Wright and the new batting helmet, you have to admire the guy for being the first to step out there and wear it.

You say true. Although it sure looks like that sumbee would make you walk with a lean on the earflap side, LOL.

"jeffrey d"

September 3rd, 2009
2:08 pm

Carroll Rogers and DOB. You’re GUTLESS. Absolutely GUTLESS. Why don’t you ask Cox the tough questions? Are you afraid of losing your job? Are you scard? “You all are Cox apologists”

Well we all have scars, but I hardly see how that’s relevant.

You know why they don’t ask the tough questions? Because when you start walking into Bobby’s office asking “Why are you so stupid?” or “Do you think you’re going senile?” you know what happens? You’re not allowed into Bobby Cox’s office anymore.

And please, quit putting your name in quotes. Nobody’s saying “You all are Cox apologists.”

Kelly Johnson Fan Club

September 3rd, 2009
2:11 pm

Mid Town Joe

September 3rd, 2009
2:12 pm

eyem in idyott, two.

O.J.

September 3rd, 2009
2:13 pm

that’s not even the correct spelling for the word scarred.

Vinings Jim

September 3rd, 2009
2:16 pm

Carroll – while you’re at it, could you also ask Bobby why he used Greg Colbrunn to pinch hit for Martinez in the 6th game of the 1998 NLCS – I still don’t get it.

[This question in no way implies an endorsement of the continued use of Greg Nawton as a pinch hitter]

Brian

September 3rd, 2009
2:16 pm

I just had a funny thought: I can only imagine one of these anonymous blog champions going up to Bobby Cox and asking him the “tough questions”. LOL…they’d probably wet themselves as soon as they get within ten feet of him.

RHR

September 3rd, 2009
2:17 pm

Matt Diaz. Whitest Man Alive.

:lol:

Roman Gal

September 3rd, 2009
2:21 pm

Can we just make a blog FAQ page explaining what MFIKY means? Steve from OH

That would be too easy.

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