1:46 pm September 20, 2009, by Carroll Rogers
September 20th, 20096:17 pm
McCann got more results in 1 at bat than the catcher’s spot in the order got in 4 at bats. But Bobby knows best and Mac needs his rest. BS!
We Turned the Phillies season around after we swept them at home
We Shut Down Howard and his Posse in the first half and we owned him. He had 2 rbis against us in the first half…2!
Second half Howard Singlehandedly beat us as he hit 7 homers against us in the 2nd half, if I’m not mistaking
September 20th, 20096:18 pm
Yes…for you fanatic…MC CLAUD FOR CENTER FIED NEXT YEAR…THAT WHAT YOU WANT??…PLEASE..MAKE A GOOD TRADE…THIS GUY IS NOT A PLUS…FOR THE TEAM…IS ANOTHER TRASH!!!
September 20th, 20096:19 pm
Furman Bisher. You are right. Cox needs to come back with all the talent on this team. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 20th, 20096:20 pm
Joe and Boog need to quit sugarcoating everything And call this team and its manager Out…!
Pathetic…I’m not just talking about 2day but I’m talking about losing games to the Reds, Pirates, Nationals, and Padres, among others
I called it that losses to those AAA teams just mention were gonna come back to bite us…
Oh, Mc Claud – why did you let us dowwwwwn?
September 20th, 20096:21 pm
Roja, apparently you missed Mac’s august. Let me refresh that memory
.228/.280/.424/.708 and thats because he played every game for two months straight
That was the pitcher’s spot in the order.
Gotta go get some food…L8r!
September 20th, 20096:22 pm
Brian Jordan using the Injury excuse Now…
Brian Jordan played the 2001 stretch run crippled and shooting up cortizone daily and still we got to the playoffs…
There is no excuse for Bobby to use here
September 20th, 20096:23 pm
McCann A rbi glad he didnt play whole game Prado is hitting good give him tomorrow off. Get that darn DH out of LF.Rockies make playoffs because they made move to get Tracy. Lets fire COX tonight.
Chipper went 2 for 4 which is more hits than McClouth, Prado, Anderson, Infante, Conrad, Church, and Bobby’s boy Norton combined got today. Not bad for an old geezer on his last legs who has played more games this year than McCann….
I need Some food too, I’m getting way too cranky for a team that is out of it…I almost feel a BF coming on…
September 20th, 20096:25 pm
last time I checked a 3B is suppose to play more games than a catcher
Just Imagine the thought of us being in the first round of the postseason and Bobby bringing up his Rubberband Man Norton to Pinch hit in situations where the game is on the line? So I’m glad we will be saved the embarassment of the postseason
September 20th, 20096:26 pm
Yep Prado is hitting good …. 1 for 4 vs Chipper’s 2 for 4 and Mac’s perfect 1 for 1 with an rbi. But Bobby knows best… wonder if he holds the record for fewest WS Rings for a manager that has been to the post season 15 times??
September 20th, 20096:27 pm
Seems Bench always played more games than his 3b. But what did Sparky Anderson know???
September 20th, 20096:28 pm
The old fool will probably not leave on his own. He will have to be drug off kicking and screaming. But if that’s what we have to do…….
unbelievable at 6:25pm — Entering play today, Chipper has played in 129 games, McCann 124.
September 20th, 20096:30 pm
“Blame It On The Rain?”
Yeah Bobby, Good one…!
Dammit B. Jordan has that song stuck in my head…
September 20th, 20096:38 pm
Good job Bobby Cox and Braves. Believe we had a shot if Hanson had been a bit sharper, Adam wasn’t down with a bad back and Yunel out with a sore elbow.
Let’s go get the Mets!
September 20th, 20096:41 pm
Chipper, thinks he’s the big dog in the pack, instead of worried about his own future, telling the general manager who to sign and not sign. I wouldn’t put it the Brave if they do sign LaRoche, and Johnson. I wouldn’t sign either one of the two to be bat boys. DO NOT sign LaRoche, the Braves got rid of him the first time because he didn’t hit the first half of the season, and wasn’t that good the second half, and the same thing happen with the Pirates. Chipper implied that Freddie Freeman won’t be ready and that’s why the Braves need to sign LaRoche, is a pill of the crap. If he can predict the future, he could see that his baseball days are over. As for Bobby Cox, he should step down, and the Braves should bring in someone with fresh idea’s, I don’t mean Terry Pendleton, he would be the worse thing that ever happen in the History of the Braves, bring in someone who has not been influence by Bobby Cox’s redundancy, and can help rebuilt the team, starting by getting rid of dead weight, this would included quit a few players, but do leave the starting pitching along. Before trading Javier Vazquez, I would trade Chipper, LaRoche, Johnson, Norton, Anderson and throw in Cox for heck of it.
P. W. Hjort
September 20th, 20096:42 pm
Shut down Loaf.
September 20th, 20096:43 pm
B O R I N G . . .
September 20th, 20096:50 pm
Highlights of the 1996 World Series is on the MLBNetwork…
The begin of the Curse of Jim Leyritz
September 20th, 20096:52 pm
I am clapping your statemnet RUFUES….very inteligents points…YOU ARE THE “MAN”…YES!!!
September 20th, 20096:54 pm
I hope Carroll gets to see the rookie outfits so she can tell us about them.
rufues at 6:41 — looks like you had a good Sunday afternoon drinking lots and lots of beer. Am I right?
September 20th, 20096:55 pm
What does everyone here think of Milton Bradley? hitting .324 from the right side of the plate this year, and posting a nice OBP. Also not bad in the OF from a defensive standpoint. Through a semi-limited amount of opportunities, he has been able to hit well in the 2nd spot in batting lineups. He’s obviously on his way out of Chicago after they suspended him for the rest of the season when he criticized the organization, and who knows what team could take a chance. thoughts?
September 20th, 20096:59 pm
F this blog.
Why do I spend fifteen minutes of my life writing about how god awful Bobby Cox is and why he is the absolute worst manager in baseball if it’s all going to get deleted when I press the Backspace button?
I’m about to click Submit, I scroll up for a second and then back down, press Backspace for whatever reason… I don’t remember why… and then it’s all gone.
F***ing pisses me off.
Bobby Cox is the absolute worst manager in baseball. Why go out any worse than you already are? It will only get worse if he stays or if he is somehow inexplicably allowed to return as manager.
If you’re going the hall of fame, which I presume is somewhat still somewhat possible maybe… don’t end your career with yet another third or fourth place season. Everybody deludes themselves into thinking that they’re going to go out like John Elway. It doesn’t happen.
If he doesn’t quit at the end of this year, he’ll regret it. And if he doesn’t, I’ll regret it for him.
No To Milton Bradley
If people think that Bobby is hard on Esco? Bobby will Put Milton Bradley into Dentention and throw away the Key if he was wearing a braves uni
Plus Milton Bradley got paid off a “Contract Year” from hitting in Texas in 2008
He has been a Bust, And I remember the play where he threw the ball into the bleachers when there were only 2 outs in the inning
Mid Town Joe
September 20th, 20097:00 pm
It appears the usual suspects are wating for the room to clear out.
September 20th, 20097:01 pm
Damn I think Mitchell just had a BF
September 20th, 20097:05 pm
Amazing how a nice dinner will calm you down. I was on the brink of breaking sump’n.
September 20th, 20097:09 pm
Da Bearssss beat……..the champs!!!!!!
September 20th, 20097:12 pm
Da Bearssss beat……..the champs!!!!!!
Damn, I hate the Bears.
September 20th, 20097:13 pm
refues at 6:41 was a definite stream of consciousness (?) kind of thing.
September 20th, 20097:16 pm
“Da Bearssss beat……..the champs!!!!!!”
Yeah, I was watching that, I hate the Steelers
Time To watch Tony Homo and the Cowboys get Clowned!
September 20th, 20097:17 pm
cab & NS Steve –
Congrats on nthe 49ers win. 2-0.
September 20th, 20097:18 pm
My 49ers 2-0 in the NFC West I’ll say it one more time- hiring Mike Singletary was the best thing this organization has done in a looooong time
September 20th, 20097:19 pm
at least one of my teams won this weekend
September 20th, 20097:20 pm
Hey, I called it. I had no doubts.
Falcons 2-0 too. Patriots next week!
September 20th, 20097:22 pm
Have a little faith- the Pats lost to the Jets today (of course, the Jets are lead by a fellow Trojan… )
September 20th, 20097:23 pm
Why do I spend fifteen minutes of my life writing about how god awful Bobby Cox is and why he is the absolute worst manager in baseball…
If anybody had been able to read what I originally wrote you would see that I was simply refering to ‘09.
2008 was bad enough. This year, 2009, the worst. He gets the worst manager of the year honors as far as I’m concerned. Not of all time.
If anybody was as fortunate as myself to see the last five minutes of the ‘96 World Series highlights on MLB Network about twenty minutes ago, you would have been reminded that we routinely got ripped off on every big call or play in just about every series we lost, not to mention that even his most clutch hitters came up short every time we needed a hit.
He got thrown out in Game 6 in that series. If you get thrown out in the deciding game of the World Series, you’re right and the ump is wrong. He got thrown out of two World Series games. That means you’re getting screwed over. We all know that the guy was one base running error away from having at least two championships and I think people’s opinion of him as a manager would be vastly altered if we had won in ‘91. Luck was something he definitely did not have.
I’m not mad at him for winning only one World Series, I’m just tired of being a third or fourth place team for the last four years. You would think somebody would take a stand on this. We can’t just accept mediocrity. We’re on the verge of being a great team again but it’s not going to happen if he’s still in charge. This team needs to declare its intention of winning the world series and a manager who will commit himself and be responsible for achieving that goal. And if the ump blows the call in the 9th inning of game 7 and we lose, then F him.
I’m afraid he’ll regret it if he comes back for one more year. We might get better but it can clearly get worse. If he doesn’t, I’ll regret it for him.
September 20th, 20097:24 pm
We’re coming up on the one month anniversary of Norton’s last hit.
Well, the offseason, unlike Christmas, has come early for the Bravos.
So be it. With the right moves, this team is going to be really competitive next season. It’s that close.
September 20th, 20097:25 pm
I think I’ll get him a present.
Yeah, I think we’ll be okay. Brady’s still rusty so hopefully that will continue onto next week.
Ewwww, Sanchez? I really don’t like him.
I’m afraid he’ll regret it if he comes back for one more year. We might get better but it can clearly get worse. If he doesn’t, I’ll regret it for him.
I already pretty much said that the first time didn’t I?
September 20th, 20097:27 pm
Sorry to hear that He has been pretty impressive his first two games in the NFL…I admit I was one that did not think he was ready but I guess I was wrong
September 20th, 20097:29 pm
cab – It’s the pretty boy pictures that I didn’t like. I know he’s been doing some modeling.
September 20th, 2009
I hate anything “Texas.”
’specially those cowboys!
It’s not his fault he’s hot
September 20th, 20097:30 pm
Just read Furman Bisher’s Bobby Cox article. Out of respect I’ve kept my mouth shut for awhile…..and I’ll continue to do so.
On the plus side, be glad we don’t have this guy on the blog
To hell with Bobby Cocs, he’s wasted enough talen here already!
Kind of makes some of our idiots look like they’re composing symphonies.
September 20th, 20097:31 pm
We are done for 2009, with both the wild card and the NL East, even if the numbers dont say it yet.
That having been said, we have had a productive season, we will finish at least ten to fifteen games better than last year, and our pitching staff should be good for the next couple of years.
We really have to re sign Laroche. A guy who hits 20 homers and can drive in 70 to 90 runs is cheap at 7 to 8 mil a year. I really hope we can find the money to sign Laroche, because, as we saw from Kotchman, you need a power and RBI guy at first base. We almost always had one in the good years. McGriff, Andres, Tex, etc.
It will really hurt if we dont re sign Laroche.
September 20th, 20097:32 pm
Found another gem
you’re IQ is showing!
Yes, I admit he’s hot. You got me on that.
Perhaps you’d like my rugged hideous-ness?
unbelievable last time I checked a 3B is suppose to play more games than a catcher
And yeah, his August wasn’t too good as far as AVG and stuff (he did drive in 20 runs)…at that point, though, Ross had started like…4 games since the ASB?
Ha! And I cann see it now–if BMac woulda started against LH’er Lee and taken an 0-fer, everybody on here would be screaming, “Ross needs more ABs! Play Ross against the lefties!”
September 20th, 20097:35 pm
jeffrey d We’re coming up on the one month anniversary of Norton’s last hit.…I think I’ll get him a present.
September 20th, 20097:37 pm
Maybe I’ll get Greg that Fred McGriff hitting video. You know…the one where he’s wearing a mesh hat and powder blue uniform?
September 20th, 20097:38 pm
Rugged hideous-ness? Sounds interesting.
September 20th, 20097:43 pm
I want to get Norton a present too.
I had no Idea that Milton Bradley Dissed their fans and their organization
So no wonder why he is suspended for the season
The link: http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/news/story?id=4490125
September 20th, 20097:44 pm
Blame Cox all u want, but these hitters are a joke and it has nothing to do with Bobby. They have terrible plate discipline, no knowledge of the strike zone, and no power. That is not the managers fault.
You wanna go in on something, Soph?
September 20th, 20097:46 pm
Yeah, The Tom Emansky (spelling) video
I think the whole team needs to watch it, excluding Esco, B-Macc, and Loaf
Problem with Loaf is he is a slow singles hitter that plays in a power/speed position
September 20th, 20097:47 pm
Hell yeah, jeffrey. He deserves it. So, what should we get?
September 20th, 20097:48 pm
Chipper Jones, unabridged:
“It’s discouraging. We played pretty well. Thought we swung the bats real good today, just hit a lot of balls at people. Tommy struggled with his command a little bit and a couple walks came home to roost. It’s just one of those things. It’s been nip and tuck with those guys all year. Silver lining to all this is we won the season series against the World Champs, took all their body blows came out ahead in the season standings. We should be able to take that and hopefully improve on that again next year.”
“It’s not over until you’re mathematically eliminated,” Jones said.
“Obviously after this we’ll need some help. We’ve got to take care of business. We’ve got to go up and beat the Mets and Nationals and come back home and finish strong. Funnier things have happened. Teams have gone on five, six-game losing streaks at a time. Just hate that we have to count on that the last two weeks of the season. But this team is playing hard. We’ve got a lot of desire to go out there and win ball games. It’s a funny game sometimes. You go out there, you play well. You blow people out, sometimes you play well, and you get beat. Sometimes the umpires don’t let you do your job.”
“That’s the reason why you can’t say we’re out of it,” Jones said when I asked about playing 10 of last 13 games against sub-.500 teams. “We take care of business. At least, if we don’t make it, we can go home and look ourselves in the mirror and know that we improved upon last season with a lot better season, it’s a step in the right direction and look to improve upon this season next spring.”
Golden you must be joking about Bradley, right? (Milton not Mark lol)
September 20th, 20097:50 pm
Bobby said Hanson was having a hard time gripping the ball on his breaking pitches in the humidity and rain. Hanson didn’t use that as an excuse…Hanson just said:
“For the most part I felt good with everything,” Hanson said. “They hit some pitches hard, they got a couple bloop hits too. The biggest thing (is) in the bottom of the order, having a couple bloop hits and when that happens with runners on base, it kills you. I felt good early against them and then later on, not so good.”
“There are a lot of good hitters on that team,” Hanson said. “It just happens sometimes.”
September 20th, 20097:55 pm
Soph He deserves it. So, what should we get?
How ’bout a new bat?
September 20th, 20097:56 pm
Love ya, Chipper. Although you are greatly responsible for the September swoon, I know you try as hard as you can. I hope next year is a rebound.
I’ve enjoyed your writing this year, and the way you run the blog, Caroll. Thanks.
Carroll – Your alma mater is in the LA Times Sunday crossword puzzle. At least I hope it is…
September 20th, 20097:58 pm
You read my mind! I was thinking bat too. Ok, so I’ll get a bat, jeffrey will get the instructional video, and McFann, you get him a good book to read b/c he’ll need it after his retirement next season.
Tomahawkin – Yeah, Emanski. Although I looked it up and it looks like it’s a defensive video.
Which now that I think about it, I remember the kids throwing the ball in a garbage can on home plate from the outfield.
September 20th, 20097:59 pm
No, no instructional video for me. It’s defensive….that doesn’t help you much on the bench.
September 20th, 20098:01 pm
Well, then you get him one of those big expensive batting practice machine thingies.
September 20th, 20098:02 pm
Yeah, that’s fair. You get him a bat. McFann gets him a book. I’ll get him a batting cage.
September 20th, 20098:04 pm
Hey, he’s your fav player. It’s only fair.
September 20th, 20098:06 pm
Well then by that logic you owe Marteen something expensive
September 20th, 20098:07 pm
Actually, I stole that one from my sister…
Hmm…a book, eh? What do you think he likes to read?
September 20th, 20098:08 pm
Let’s see, what does Marteen like….gold necklaces?
September 20th, 20098:09 pm
Hitting doubles? I don’t think you can get him that though. umm….
Nah, Marteen and I are cool. He told me he doesn’t need presents from me. He does want you to stop talking about Kelly 24/7 though. He said he’d really appreciate it.
September 20th, 20098:10 pm
I think he’d like a good mystery or thriller. Something to keep him alert and on his toes! Maybe it would help him at the plate too.
You can get him some Tylenol, but that wouldn’t be very expensive.
September 20th, 20098:11 pm
He prefers Advil, thank you very much. And, he already has a lifetime supply.
September 20th, 20098:12 pm
Bats for sale! Get your unused bats right here!
Sounds like he has a little problem
And I’ll talk about KJ all I want, thank you. Did you know Kelly’s middle name is Fitzgerald?
September 20th, 20098:13 pm
Oh yeah, well Martin’s middle name is Manuel. Manuel’s a lot cooler than Fitzgerald.
September 20th, 20098:14 pm
Kelly’s middle name is Andrew, you dork!
September 20th, 20098:15 pm
I actually don’t know Kelly’s middle name…Larry Fitzgerald was on TV and that was the first thing that came to mind.
Norton’s middle name is Blakemore
Agree with Chipper that the Braves should sign LaRoche, however, it ain’t gonna be for 3 years. Freeman will make about 400,000 when he is ready in 2011. Barring injury, of course. Look for LaRoche to sign for 2 years IMO.
Good to see Prado back hitting the ball hard. He has had an excellent week with a couple of three hit games and extra base hits with few K’s.
How many more starts does Vazquez have to give us before some on this blog will quit saying he will be traded? Vazquez is going nowhere except to anchor this Braves staff as the #1 starter next year. If Wren trades Vazquez he is AND IDIOT. There, I feel better somehow.
Two weeks and counting on the Cox watch…..he will retire or something tells me Wren will help him with the decision.
September 20th, 20098:18 pm
Cowboys stadium is huge. Geez.
Do we really want 1st half Adam LaRoche for 2 years?
And Freeman’s no sure thing….he struggled in AA.
September 20th, 20098:19 pm
His middle name really is Blakemoor. Poor guy.
Carroll, Chipper is absolutely correct about LaRoche, 1B and the Braves. LaRoche has been the difference maker (and I have to admit that I scoffed at the trade on deadline day). Imagine how much more impact he would have made batting in Chippers #3 hole in the lineup?
So, Chipper has correctly lobbied to Wren about locking up LaRoche? Who’s he going to lobby to Wren about to go get to play 3B?
September 20th, 20098:20 pm
I like how NBC is comparing the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium to the Taj Mahal.
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