12:27 pm September 16, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
September 17th, 200911:51 am
“wow, the braves are really stepping up with the postgame concert thing”-DOB
you mean, you’re not excited for the jessie james concert in a couple weeks? (sarcasm)
September 17th, 200911:58 am
I had to go to bed last night with the Braves trailing 5-4. Game had a Twilight Zone feel to it the whole way. Rain delay, Lowe ineffective, Parnell effective, weird bounces, lead changes, KK and Medlen finally getting to pitch again, etc. I could not believe my eyes this morning when I read that the Braves had squeaked this one out.
I’m not sure that this make the Braves a “team of density” or whether the Mets are just finding ways to lose. But, I’ll take it. A win’s a win.
I hope that Bobby gets creative with his bullpen. The spit and sticky tape are starting to unravel. Need to get some guys out there who aren’t injured, worn out, rusty, or named Manny Acosta.
Lez Zeppelin? Go figure. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)
September 17th, 200912:10 pm
I would hope that this disclaimer is unnecessary, but the crude, defamatory and obscene comment ascribed to “Random” at September 17th, 2009 11:03 am is not mine.
September 17th, 200912:11 pm
Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?
September 17th, 200912:21 pm
I haven’t read all the stuff here, and haven’t checked the NY newspaper sites as yet, but have the Mets released that Murphy kid yet today? I mean the poor guy made what should have been charged as three errors in the inning – first on the ball hit by Anderson where he stood there and watched it go right by him and two on the ball hit by Church (how sweet that must have been for him?) allowing our second, or third, slowest runner to score from second.
My thought, and again surely somebody in NY will wear this out, was, ‘hell, even Buckner had better form on the ball he booted ‘back then’. I know this is just one game out of an entirely lost season for the Mets, but it surely does seem like some sort of retribution for the Buckner/Mookie Wilson thing.
September 17th, 200912:22 pm
Who is the team MVP this year? On the whole it has probably been McCann, but he has had periods of inconsistency, not hit well against lefties, and has not played stellar defense. A strong case could be made for Escobar, who has hit consistently with runners in scoring position, played good defense, and has kept his average in a narrow range between 290 and 310 for most of the season. LaRoche since the trade would also be a candidate, but he has only been with the Braves for two months. Prado and McClouth would be in the team picture, but not among the prime candidates. Hanson, JJ, and Javy should also get some consideration as well as Peter Moylan for going out there every other night and giving us a chance to win. This will be the first year since 1995 that Chipper is not even in the conversation.
September 17th, 200912:29 pm
did anybody hear bobby cheering on greg norton last night?i laughed thinking about the greg norton comments on here. after norton flied out, you could hear bobby plain as day “good swing, greg!” ive never heard him congratulate a guy who just made an out before.
September 17th, 200912:32 pm
But if Ted doesn’t hook up with Jane, does he make Gettysburg? I mean, dang, he got Martin Freaking Sheen to play me!
September 17th, 200912:49 pm
Management isn’t going to put Lowe in the bullpen. That’s a hefty sum($60 million) for a closer. And why do we think that Lowe is suited to closing? Past bullpen experience, but that was a while ago.
I’d like to see Wren trade Kawakami. I’d certainly take a chance on Hudson, but, as someone else posted earlier, I wouldn’t trade Vazquez. No guarentee that Hudson’s rebuilt arm holds up.
September 17th, 200912:56 pm
jim–J-Hey and Hanson will be the new centerpieces of the team starting next year, but I’ve got to say the entire starting pitching staff has to be the team MVP this year…As dismal and inconsistent as the offense has been for most of the year, the starters have kept the team in just about every game…The future looks bright for the Bravos…
September 17th, 20091:04 pm
DOB: Didn’t I see where Fogerty has actually put together a Blue Ridge Rangers band for a tour to go with the new album? I know he has kept Kenny Aronoff — possibly the best rock drummer still breathing — as part of it.
Piedmont Blues (ex-BFIR)
As they say McFann, it’s 5 o’clock somewhere …
September 17th, 20091:05 pm
Hey, I have an entire afternoon’s worth of work still to do!
September 17th, 20091:08 pm
The blog ate two of my best jokes lately … (but I’ll repeat one)
You know what they say, McFann, it’s five o’clock somewhere …
September 17th, 20091:09 pm
bravesfanforever….I feel the Braves are willing to gamble that Hudson will return to pre-2007 form coming off TJ surgery. I don’t however feel they are willing to trade Vazquez then gamble on Hudson. If Vazquez puts up numbers similar to this year in 2010 he is relatively cheap. Let’s say, for arguments sake, that Hudson has arm issues in 2010. If they have traded away Vazquez and then lose Hudson for the year or an extended period of time then the pitching is seriously compromised. I am one who feels that no bat acquired by a Vazquez trade will offset losing Vazquez and Hudson (should he develop problems).
Thus, I feel they will eventually have Hudson but not at the expense of losing Vazquez. I agree that the Braves should look first to move Lowe which I have mentioned before. Sure it will be next to impossible but Wren should look first there. We could eat 3 million a year of the contract and pay Hudson and still be at or just below what we were paying Lowe. I remember last year we were high bidder for Lowe to get his services at around 16 million. Would some team take him off our hands at 12+ million. Maybe. Worth a shot in the dark at least.
By the way, I wouldn’t worry about how we would look to the Japanese baseball contingent if we traded KK. Baseball is a business and this year we simply have to move a starter. Just the nature of the business and I don’t think his nationality will induce a minute of thought if the right trade comes along. Not saying they will move KK or he has pitched poorly to warrant a move but I would move him before Vazquez should that be the scenario.
In LaRoche, Heyward, Prado, McClouth you will have 4 that weren’t starting in Atlanta in 2009. Put them with a LF with big bat potential and you have a super-strong offense to go with arguably the best starting staff in baseball. I am assuming McCann and Escobar will stay steady and we get what we normally get with Chipper(better than this year). If my stat reading was correct we have the #3 BA in the NL since the all-star break. We don’t need a lot of additions just one more solid bat (that is assuming Heyward makes it out of ST). Not saying that Heyward won’t need some time to develop but his bat should bring another extra threat we need.
Finally, I still feel if it was between Vazquez and Hudson with no other variables the Braves would take Vazquez and let Hudson walk and pay him a million. Been saying that for quite a while. However, the landscape has changed for Atlanta and I feel the Braves will look to keep both per my first paragraph above. We’ll see.
September 17th, 20091:10 pm
BTW–I loved the piece about KK doing impressions of different Braves’ players batting. Good stuff.
Rob from SC AKA - Derek Lowe sucks
September 17th, 20091:12 pm
I think McCann’s defensive issues are fixable, but will take hard work
1. he needs to slide infornt of balls in the dirt. I caught griwung up and was taught don’t catch balls in the dirt with your glove
2. Put his bare hand behind his back
3. block the plate
have always respected roachie’s game, even when bloggers trashed his “long” swing. said it then, they gave up too much for gonzalez who had injury concerns before he got here. roach would have made a difference over a season of a few games is my guess.
seems economics of course also cost us a chance at a run for the series. BAD decision to “season” hanson this year. sad wren and the financial gurus didnt see the possible rook of the year in camp and the way he has pitched, a possible cy young over a complete year. it isnt about the innings but about the mindset of who controls the money. definitely outsmarted themselves on that one, didnt they?
one other thing if they had spent on an outfielder with punch we might be chasing the phils. all these things haunt but sending roach hurt the system more than folks will ever admit since it set in motion the worst trade in the history of the braves since len barker when to fill that void they blew up their minor league structure in a trade with the rangers.
three huge if’s to capitalize on what could have been a great season. any idea why fans are not at the park? hope the accountants get smarter.
September 17th, 20091:13 pm
Jim, it’s a tough call on team MVP, tougher than I can ever remember it being (well, since I came here in 2002 at least).
I’d have to go Escobar or Vazquez right now.
September 17th, 20091:15 pm
what’s up with the posts? They are appearing out of order with afternoon time stamps.
Nova Scotia Steve - Is Worried
September 17th, 20091:17 pm
Oh my sweet mother mary 4.5 is starting to sound good!
Its funny what a winning streak can do…We got lucky last night…Now we have to take care of business and sweep these guys out of town.
Please for the love of everything win tonight boys…I think everyone can feel the hope coming back here…
Let’s just focus on tonight and we’ll go from there…
September 17th, 20091:18 pm
I would have to concur that Javy would be the MVP(itcher). If we were to make the playoffs, he would be my choice to start game 1, because he would be most likely to go 7+ innings and be able to come back strong for game 4 (if necessary) or game 5. Moylan will have over 80 appearances by the end of the year and his ability to keep us in as many games as he has may account for about as many team wins as any of the starters.
September 17th, 20091:19 pm
Are in a time vortex or what ,anybody look at the posting times this morning,we go from 9:11 to 12:30 pm . Does this mean the Braves will have a Rockies type of finish and win say 15 games? way out there
September 17th, 20091:24 pm
my response to “doc” is coming three posts before his post. Catch you guys later in the day.
September 17th, 20091:25 pm
Great win last night! Nice to beat up on K-Rod…
Mixxo No way Mac scores on that.
Ha! That’s what you think!
September 17th, 20091:26 pm
Javy would be my number 1 in the play-offs, too. Definitely…
September 17th, 20091:27 pm
What do Chipper and Renteria have in common?
They have both played for the braves
They are both old
They have both gone from unstoppable in the clutch to laughable in the clutch.
They are both on a mission to kill our playoff chances/hopes
First thing he needs to do is get his eye situtation fixed.
September 17th, 20091:28 pm
Yeah, hey! What do you know? It’s 1:26 pm–boo-yah! This means my sister and I missed our dentist appointments!
Rock On… Catch you guys later in the day.
Apparently it is later in the day…
September 17th, 20091:29 pm
Rock on…Dude. You must be clairvoyant.
My last post appeared before one of the posts I made earlier this morning.
September 17th, 20091:30 pm
If we could talk Lowe into closing next year, you go ahead and keep both Vazquez and Hudson, let Gonzo and Soriano walk, saving $10 mil. Trade Kawakami and save another $7 mil and give Medlen the #5 starter spot. Take the money and re-sign LaRoche for two-three years and spend the rest on a power bat. NL East Championship (at the very least) results. With the rotation of Vazquez, Jurrjens, Hanson, Hudson and Medlen, we go far in the playoffs, too.
September 17th, 20091:31 pm
Rob from SC First thing he needs to do is get his eye situtation fixed.
Yeah, I know… Still unsettled about that…
September 17th, 20091:32 pm
And Random-Yes, we realize they will never trade Kawakami, right?
September 17th, 20091:38 pm
Rob he first thing McCann needs to do is to get his eyes fixed
I did respond to you when you originally posted this…
But yeah, I agree…just unsettles me…A LOT.
September 17th, 20091:43 pm
I just saw that Creedence Clearwater Revisited is laying at a Braves’ game. I’ve seen them before (several years ago in Reno) and they’re OK, but can any band without John Fogerty (even with CCR’s rhythm section) legitimately be called Creedence Clearwater? I’ve got my doubts.
September 17th, 20091:44 pm
I get loosey goosey after eating Mexican food.
September 17th, 20091:45 pm
Must be sun spots!
September 17th, 20091:46 pm
Almost time to get off work!
September 17th, 20091:47 pm
London Calling, Sorry. Just assumed the rest of that post (about the haters) was directed as me as well.
Abwright, totally agree with you. But that doesn’t make me any more confident that we’ll get in. Through all the records and trends this season out the door. Common sense tells you that either the Giants or Rockies win the wild card. They are both in position to take it if one or the other fails to take charge.
While the Braves might be playing better ball right now, they HAVE TO have BOTH of those teams collapse (and must continue to win at an incredible rate), to overtake them.
I’ve never stated it’s not possible. Just not probable. Even if they DO end up winning it. I will not have been wrong. It will have been the exception to what common sense said if they win, not the rule.
If they fail to get in by 1 or 2 games, it’s actually just going to pizz me off more, because then you start nit-picking over EVERY close loss and silly decision. But of course, I’m also one that believes that the feeling of winning, is something this core of players needs more than anything. So even if they fall short, having a great September will have some carry over heading into next year.
Great win last night! Nice to beat up on K-Rod…
Agreed! I’m glad staying up was worth it.
By the way, McFann – I saw the funniest thing after the game ended and the guys were all celebrating. Mac jumped on Marteeeen’s back when he wasn’t looking and of course Prado almost fell to the floor. I saw it at the end when Peachtree compiles all the highlights of the game right before they sign off. Cracked me up.
September 17th, 20091:48 pm
Kepp rollin’ boys!
September 17th, 20091:57 pm
Holy crap I just read Lew’s comments and they were very similar to mine. Maybe it’s not sucha crazy idea after all.
September 17th, 20091:59 pm
I hate asparagus and how quickly grapes mold.
September 17th, 20092:02 pm
beekay-Great minds, right?
September 17th, 20092:05 pm
I’m so confoozed.
September 17th, 20092:07 pm
I should have stood in bed.
September 17th, 20092:10 pm
im not crazy about the idea of making lowe the closer, or with trying to eat part of his contract in order to trade him. i also dont want to lose vazquez OR hudson. trading kawakami seems like the only way to go to me. dang, this is getting interesting.
the braves have a pretty good team, and ive been saying i think they are right on the edge of being the best team in the league. i am very interested to see what wren will do to make this happen.
September 17th, 20092:11 pm
This is sure a adventure today, I made a post earlier this morning about the time stamps and it posted at 9:30 then got moved up 4 hours, then its saying we are 3 hours ahead.
DOB can you go ahead and check the game results which should come up soon and we can call Vegas and place bets on the future (tonights game)based on the soon to be posted future comments.
The Matrix is HERE people.
September 17th, 20092:14 pm
DAP…agreed, and trading KK & KJ for that oft-discussed LF bat should do the trick.
DOB — Pavement is touring next year!!! They’re playing Central Park in NYC on Sept. 21st.
September 17th, 20092:17 pm
Perhaps it is time for Bobby to go. Thanks for the memories of 1991-1999, and the frustrating postseasons that followed.
September 17th, 20092:21 pm
DOB can you go ahead and check the game results which should come up soon and we can call Vegas and place bets on the future (tonights game)based on the soon to be posted future comments.
The Matrix has arrived
Gil In Mechanicsville
September 17th, 20092:23 pm
I am wondering if anyone is taking into account that the blister on Lowe’s pitching hand has been a problem for some time now? And Gonzo, bad back,,, Okay, knew it was something….
Looks like Peter Moylan has gotten his mojo back.
September 17th, 20092:27 pm
Hey N8, there’s one major thing wrong with your wildcard analysis, genius: the Braves have 17 games left.
September 17th, 20092:33 pm
September 17th, 20092:34 pm
nycbravesfan have we heard anything about McCann’s Eye condition?
September 17th, 20092:38 pm
Rob from SC (September 17th, 2009 5:31 pm): ” ‘Kawakami will not be trade.’
For many reasons falling inot two general categories — his performance and the Nippon “pipeline” (someone else’s terminology — tip o’ the hat.)
Kawakami’s good, and getting better. Braves would not be able to replace him for the same or lower salary — Medlen wouldn’t even come close, imo.
Plus, Kawakami’s worth more to the Braves than for his on-field performance. The marketing of Braves merchandise in Japan is worth lots of $$$ (as well as marketing to Japanese ex-pats here). And the Braves DO NOT want to burn their bridge to other quality Japanese players. Remember how ardently they pursued Kawakami and how hard they worked to persude him to come to Atlanta? Well, they’re not just going to throw that high level of effort away on your whim — they have invested a heckuva lot more than $22M in Kawakami and they will not write off that investment lightly.
“who cares about other Japanese players down the road.”
Apparently the Braves do, as indicated above. They went to lengthy extremes to open that door. (And you do realize “down the road” could begin as soon as next year, right?)
“We need the best team possible next year”
Imo, retaining Kawakami will help make the rotation the best it can be next year. Too many people here want to gut the rotation to shore up the offense. That’s a zero sum (or worse) proposition. The offense can be and needs to be improved WITHOUT degrading what’s kept the Braves this close this late this year.
September 17th, 20092:45 pm
glove51, yeah. I realized it after I posted it. When I was on the standings page for September 16 2007, the Braves had 14 games left. I made a smistake. Sorry. But the same rules apply.
So we have 3 more games left. Unfortunately, we’re 2 games back of the Marlins in the loss column.
Also, nobody seemed intersted in discussing, and Shane was spouting his nonsense. So I went to bed.
Make no mistake, the Braves could win all 17 games, and STILL need 3 teams to lose at a pace that they haven’t lost at in over a month. The six games against the Reds and Padres doomed this season.
In 2007, the Rockies controled their own destiny by way of head to head battles with the teams they were chasing. The Braves need 3 teams to fall apart. And if the Giants and Dodgers are playing anymore head to head (haven’t looked), that might help, but it might hurt if one of them dominates the other.
So, you can mock me and call me genius all you want. But I’m right whether it’s 17, 14, 11, 20 games. The Braves road is damn near impossible, and thats even if we win all 17 games remaining. Do you think we’re going to “win out”? I don’t.
Mid Town Joe
This blog is loosey goosey today.
It’s raining over here.
September 17th, 20092:47 pm
I give up.
A great day to play 2...
September 17th, 20092:52 pm
Rockies have not won anything…yet. They have 15 games left. They could go 7 – 8 or 8 – 7…something like that. Which opens the door for a team that is verry, verry hot the last two weeks. I vote for the Braves to be that team. Cubs, Marlins and Giants will fold. My decision with that. So that leaves the Braves as the team most likely to sizzle down the stretch.
17 games left. What is the number we need to hit? 89,90,91,92,93? I say it needs to be 91. Red Sox will more than likely be over 96 +. (Damn Yankees…). Also, team with the highest run differential will more than likely be the WC winner. Look at AL East. Red Sox already at +127 (and they have 18 games left!)…Can the Braves pass the Rockies with this number? If they do…will they still have an outside chance of getting in! Why the hell not!!! Good stuff watching this race…
September 17th, 20092:53 pm
“Matthew the organist. plays Obladi, Oblada, life goes on…. during Frenchy’s at bats…”
He also played this during Corky Miller’s at-bats, which seemed innocent enough until you remember the character from the show “Life Goes On”.
September 17th, 20092:56 pm
The San Francisco crowd last night was awesome! Packed house and everyone up on their feet and loud during the whole ninth inning, maybe before that, but thats all I saw. Kind of reminded me of the early 90’s here. Man I miss those days. I remember going to work at Gayfer’s Dept store and everyone who worked there that night(even the ladies) was intune to the game(Braves-Pirates) had it on the radio in the breakroom, and everyone kept each other posted on the inning and the score! Exciting time to have been a Braves fan.
September 17th, 20092:57 pm
What are the age limits of Lasik? Do you think that may have had something to do with his problems – being at the lower end of the age group?
Pete (I played more games than anyone...and gambled too!...) Rose
September 17th, 20093:04 pm
Can the Reds do to the Marlins…what they did to the Braves…last week? They open up with a 4 game series in Cincy tonight. Reds win at least 2…and my bookie and I are all over this series!!!
September 17th, 20093:06 pm
N*’s gonna be riding shot gun for a good three hours at the bottom of the last page on the old blog. That’s certainly gonna be a record.
September 17th, 20093:08 pm
Whoah, just passed N8. (Looking in his cup to see if maybe someone spiked his drink) I’m getting virtual vertigo.
September 17th, 20093:09 pm
@N8: Unfortunately, we’re 2 games back of the Marlins in the loss column.
No we’re not.
We are level with the Marlins, 1 behind SF, 4 behind the Rocks – who are the problem.
If way play well enough to pass the Rocks, we’ll pass the other two anyway.
It isn’t easy. It isn’t that likely. But it’s certainly possible.
Sorry haters. Despite all your raving since the 3rd game of the season – we’re not out of it yet.
September 17th, 20093:13 pm
BRAVES52 Carrol, nice article on Ernie Harwell I remember as a 9/10 yr and he did the Atlanta Crackers broadcast and he made me feel like I was at old Ponce De Leon, I have always admired him and felt he was the best
Wrens report card
Loaf- B for 3 mill a decent pick up
Ross – A- solid back up catcher light years better than the Corkster
McClouth – A we got a great starter for cheap that adds power and speed and is in prime of career
DLowe- D+ not worth 15 mill but has 14 wins non the less
KK- C+ I like his grit pitched great against the leagues best
Javy – A+ what a season !!! we robbed the Sox big time
Roachie- A+ he has been enfuego wish he had another year on contract
Church- B we got something for Frenchy who had to be moved
Overall grade B+ Great job Mr. Wren lets hope you have continued success in 2010
September 17th, 20093:14 pm
Left out Eric O’Flar…he gets a B+ because he was great against lefties and didn’t cost us anything
September 17th, 20093:16 pm
Hey is that Rock On up there in front of the General?
Hey Rock! What’s going on up there?
September 17th, 20093:23 pm
anders, ive asked you this before, but its been awhile…what is daniel murphy’s future in new york? seems to me he is a good contact hitter with low OBP but decent power…but i dont know what his natural position is. it seems like the mets would probably like to do better both at 1st base and LF than murphy. what do you think?
September 17th, 20093:24 pm
I’m posting 4 hours into the future.
September 17th, 20093:28 pm
Enter your comments hereThe Braves will never win anythhing until Cox is gone. H may have been a great coach but now he stinks. He allows pitchers to self destruct be fore doing anything. The best place for Chipper Jones is on the bench. Use him in place of Norton. Get rid of Nortan. What did Johnson do to cox? He must have pished on his leg. This is a good young player that need to play every day. Cox is doing his thing and causing another player to go down hill. I love the Braves but I do not think they will ever go any where with cox as ooach.
So out with cox and jones. Get a strong new Coach and watch what happens. they will again be in the play offs.
September 17th, 20093:30 pm
DAP- Hard to say on Murphy. He wasn’t ready for the bigs this year and the Mets rushed him. His bats ok but not a lot of power. His only hope on the field is 1st which needs work and I’m not sure his lack of power justifies putting him there.
Overall at best he’s on the Mets bench next year. No way they count on him to start anywhere imo.
September 17th, 20093:32 pm
anders, thats what i figured. maybe a back-up 1st baseman at best. at least next year anyways.
September 17th, 20093:34 pm
Trying to figure out what order the posts go in is pretty entertaining.
September 17th, 20093:40 pm
18 Wheels: That Alice In Chains sampler is encouraging, gotta say. Sounds a lot like the old band, even the vocals on several tunes….
Lew, that CCR thing is just a tribute band, bro. Hence the “Revisited” instead of “Revival” after “Creedence Clearwater.” The ol’ play on words that most tribute bands use, like, uh, Lez Zeppelin. (If you’ve seen them, you understand that play on words.)
Lew, nevermind. My bad. I didn’t realize until I looked it up just now that this CCR actually includes members of the original band. My bad. I just assumed it was a tribute band. I’m guessing Fogerty or someone else wouldn’t let them use the original full band name….
September 17th, 20093:41 pm
wow. the blog has gone crazy. if its really 3:30 then I guess I’m done with classes for the day
September 17th, 20093:42 pm
But I should add, I did a doubletake when I first saw Creedence Clearwater Revisited on a poster in the elevator to the pressbox at Turner Field. It was a thing listing all the upcoming promotions and special events, etc., and my first thought was, wow, the Braves are really stepping up with the postgame concert thing….
September 17th, 20093:55 pm
CCRevisited is essentially Stu Cook (bass) and Doug Clifford (drums) from the original band. Not really a tribute band. More like a less-than-stellar reincarnation similar to the current Lynyrd Skynyrd line up.
September 17th, 20094:00 pm
Is anyone here?
September 17th, 20094:02 pm
Is it 4:00 already?
September 17th, 20094:06 pm
This is a most excellent adventure.
The Record Says it All
September 17th, 20094:09 pm
This team is better without Chipper.
Whoa! It’s quitting time. I’m going home.
thrillhouse, youre 4 hours in the future. let us know who wins the game…
September 17th, 20094:12 pm
Wait a minute, DOB. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?
DAP, I’ll tell you as long as everyone promises to not ask for a lineup.
September 17th, 20094:13 pm
Enter your comments hereChipper says he will give it a go and try to play in tonight’s game. Please don’t!!! Over the last week the replacements Omar and once KJ have been very productive and have given us a better chance to score than a hurting, slumping Chipper. Last night’s AB did not give confidence that he is ready to make a positive impact upon the line up, especially hitting in the middle of the order, and his recent defense does not make us stronger in the field. Chipper’s PRESENCE in the lineup will only have a positive impact when he is healthy and able to actually contribute!
September 17th, 20094:15 pm
tj hook i cpouldent agree more but bet you get dissed for your support of the wonderful reconstruction of the organization mr wren has done over one year ya see dude this is the jS suuport group blog there still extolling the virtue of his tex trade so that should tell you the baseball IQ of these cox wren haters actual facts have nothing to do with anything on here lol
September 17th, 20094:18 pm
“It isn’t easy. It isn’t that likely. But it’s certainly possible. Sorry haters. Despite all your raving since the 3rd game of the season – we’re not out of it yet.” London Calling
Please point out where I stated that. You just repeated what my orignal post last night stated. Which is that we are not mathematically eliminated (not by a long shot), but the probability and reality of us getting in flew away when we allowed the Padres and Reds to man-handle us a couple of weeks ago.
Sorry homers, the reality sucks, doesn’t it?
Enter your comments hereatlwolf you just summed up the season in your post above if jj and javy were 17 to 20 game winners the braves and phils would be in a dog fight!!
September 17th, 20094:24 pm
Can you say 7 in a row?!?!?!?
September 17th, 20094:26 pm
Anders, 10:09 am … “Two guys sealed their fates with their managers last night. Mike Gonzalez and Daniel Murphy. Gonzalez appeared to have pissed off Cox by claiming he was ok to go when he clearly wasn’t. … I’m sure Cox is none to happy with Gonzo not being honest with him. Hard to come back from that with a guy like Cox. Cox lives and dies on trust with his players.”
I think this is the second time this year that Gonzo has answered the call when he was not right … and blown the game. The last time, Gonzo ceased to be the “co-closer.” I agree with you that Gonzo is in Cox’s dog-house.
so if DOB can make time go forward, can he go back in time a few hours after a Braves loss and go advise Bobby on what to do?? ; )
September 17th, 20094:27 pm
Looks like we are not the only mediocre team on this WC race………..Rockies got in trouble last night by playing mediocre baseball and SF couldnt bring the tying run from 2B win no one out in the 9th.
IT looked like it was the braves hosting the braves down in San Francisco.
September 17th, 20094:31 pm
Can you say 4.5GB?!?!?!?!
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