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Steve from OH

September 23rd, 2009
7:05 pm

Who cares what a damned Yankee from ohio thinks?

These guys.

Rob from SC

September 23rd, 2009
7:06 pm

Steve from OH

The doctor said my labrum was a mess. It is torn on the front and the back of the shoulder. The capsule also needs to be made a lot smaller. He said that I will need at least 7 anchors but most likely more. The good news is my doctor trained with James Andrews. How sore we you after the surgery? I can’t miss many classes.

Rob from SC

September 23rd, 2009
7:07 pm

Chop Chop

Kiss my A S S!

Gwegg Nawton

September 23rd, 2009
7:08 pm

dogsbrekky

I hear they were serving Khadafy Korn Flakes today down in Manhattan today.

Chop Chop

September 23rd, 2009
7:08 pm

Hahahaha…

Good luck with the surgery and rehab, Rob. That doesn’t sound fun at all.

Jerry

September 23rd, 2009
7:08 pm

Good for Bobby and me. I’m glad he’s back. This is the best thing possible for the organization. Next year should be wild. The way Bobby manages to win today tomm. be danged. LOL I cant wait.

Frank Wren

September 23rd, 2009
7:09 pm

Congrats to Bobby. He is going out on his own terms. He deserves at least that much for making the Braves what they are today.

Rob from SC

September 23rd, 2009
7:10 pm

Chop Chop

2 months in a sling
and 4 months rehab

6 months before I can do regular things, and over a year before it feels normal again.

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:10 pm

Kelly knows what he has to do to get into the lineup…

Mike in LA

September 23rd, 2009
7:12 pm

sorry guys, i haven’t read all the comments. is it just a day off for Prado?

HoCoJo

September 23rd, 2009
7:12 pm

You are correct Frank Wren. Bobby has made the current Braves a bunch of under-achievers.

Steve from OH

September 23rd, 2009
7:13 pm

As far as the nuts and bolts of the surgery go, I can’t tell you much w/o seeing your charts and stuff to compare to mine (and even then I couldn’t tell you much at all, LOL!), but as far as mine went, I was able to go to school the next day (it was a stretch to do so, but you won’t have any trouble to miss one day and return the day after IMO).

It’ll hurt a little bit, but that’s what they give you pain meds for, LOL! I was in a heavy-duty sling, so day-to-day wasn’t bad at all, because I didn’t move it at all. Removing the arm from the sling for changing shirts and showering was dicey though, so have your wife help you. The rehab will be the worst part if you have a traditional capsulorrhaphy like I had (don’t know about thermal but I assume that wouldn’t be pleasant either)–so be ready to be stretched against your will! As far as day-to-day activities and post-surgery pain go, I don’t think you’ll have any trouble, unless he knocked out your writing/wiping hand.

But do take it easy at first (unless otherwise directed!)…I’ll be back later if you need more.

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:15 pm

Jeff Francoeur looks weird in a Mets uniform. Then again, everybody looks weird in a Mets uniform…

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:15 pm

My fantasy team is in a tight playoff race, Hunter and Morales both just struck out in their last RBI situation of the day, I needed Prado to start today, damn it all!!!!

But seriously though, baseball is fun.

Jerry

September 23rd, 2009
7:15 pm

And another thing it will be exciting to see the roster Wren puts together for Bobbys final run

Soph

September 23rd, 2009
7:15 pm

I see jeffrey’s guy knocked my guy out of the lineup. Feel better Marteen.

TnBrian(Vazquez ace 2010)

September 23rd, 2009
7:16 pm

Mike in LA, Kelly got jealous.

Rob from SC

September 23rd, 2009
7:16 pm

Steve from OH

They are not going to do thermal. They are shrinking it a different way. Yes it is the arm I write with so that will take making adjustments.

Mid Town Joe

September 23rd, 2009
7:16 pm

That’s was a gutsy move by Steve from OH.

Frank Wren

September 23rd, 2009
7:16 pm

You are correct Frank Wren. Bobby has made the current Braves a bunch of under-achievers.

All Bobby did was turn the Braves from the laughisng stock of baseball into a consistent winner. He is going into the HOF for a reason. I think he deserves a little respect.

Rob from SC

September 23rd, 2009
7:17 pm

Soph

what happened to Prado

Johnny Schuerholz

September 23rd, 2009
7:17 pm

DOB…

I am sure, to a man, the players all love playing for Bobby.

Now…if he could only hit 40 homers, hit .350, drive in 120, strike out 10 a game, never make an error, never blow a save opportunity…wow!

Booby Cox…a very good manager…never great. I am sorry. 15 Division titles and only 1 World Series ring. No need to discuss the ’shoulda, woulda and coulda’ theories today…

Just like Bobby, I want to go out a winner as well…so how about it? 2009 looks dim…so there is always…wait till next year?

BELIEVE

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:17 pm

I love watching Huddy pitch.

Rob from SC

September 23rd, 2009
7:17 pm

Mid Town Joe

September 23rd, 2009
7:16 pm
That’s was a gutsy move by Steve from OH.

what was?

Gone Bobby Gone

September 23rd, 2009
7:18 pm

This is the best of all possible scenarios to the Bobby Cox situation. You have to think the Braves management knew that changes had to be made and sooner rather than later. They couldn’t fire Cox. Cox has practically said himself that he just can’t walk away. So what to do?

So they ask Cox back for a farewell tour and have it mapped out for him to remain with the club in the capacity described. Cox gets to say he was asked back, which he was. Cox gets to walk away on his terms…..even though his terms are actually mapped out by the club.

This is a very good situation for all concerned.

I wish this were Cox last season, but I can understand and accept another year with Cox under the circumstances. This allows him to receive his due for a storied career and allows the Braves to prepare for his successor.

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:19 pm

I feel like I haven’t been around here in forever…

What’s going on with you guys?

Mid Town Joe

September 23rd, 2009
7:20 pm

Rob from SC

The surgery and rehab.

btw – How many times will your boy Spurrier toss his visor to the ground tomorrow night?

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:20 pm

Watching the Mets’ feed and the guys practically had to yell when the plane flew over it was so loud

Soph

September 23rd, 2009
7:21 pm

Rob – during BP he was on the field near second and Kelly was taking BP. Line drive ball hit Prado pretty hard (somewhere in the leg area – I think the shin). It must’ve been painful b/c the whole team gathered around him when it happened.

nolie

September 23rd, 2009
7:22 pm

:lol: the morons are really out today.Almost makes me wanna root for the Braves to totally tank it in 2011 just to watch the board. …almost

keylargo

September 23rd, 2009
7:24 pm

Plus when Hudson is given four runs total he is 125 – 24

Efrim

September 23rd, 2009
7:24 pm

I love watching Huddy pitch.

Same. I hope we keep him, and Javy.

RHR

September 23rd, 2009
7:24 pm

Hey RG, hows school going?

Obligatory Comment

September 23rd, 2009
7:25 pm

Marteeeeen woulda made the out.

Tommy Boy

September 23rd, 2009
7:26 pm

Who you calling a moron?

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:26 pm

For All the quotes D.O.B. provided us is why D.O.B. is the Beat Writer that everyone one loves to hate. In other words he is the most popular beat writer on the ajc.

I don’t know If D.O.B. knows this but he has become the TBS of Braves Nation, especially for the people who don’t get FSN South…

When I lived in Arkansas he was My TBS…OMG, I’m Crying Crocodile Tears here…(Joking)

But D.O.B. “Is The Best there Is, The Best There was, and The Best There Ever Will Be”

Rob from SC

September 23rd, 2009
7:27 pm

Mid Town Joe

I feel like I am the only student who doesn’t go to the game. I just am not a big football fan. I expect Spurrier and CO to get blown out.

Efrim

September 23rd, 2009
7:27 pm

nolie, did I see you write here yesterday that you liked Burn Notice? Might of been someone else, but if so, I am also a big fan of that show.

RHR

September 23rd, 2009
7:27 pm

But Tomahawkin, DOB is the only beat writer for the AJC. :lol:

Rob from SC

September 23rd, 2009
7:28 pm

this is the second time Prado was hit by a line drive during BP.

Ken Rosenthal

September 23rd, 2009
7:30 pm

Ken Rosenthal with a good article on the Cox retirement. Basically he said that Cox may not be as sharp as he once was as a manager but deserves the farewell tour next season. He even hinted that with the Braves projected talent next year, Cox could go out a winner.

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:31 pm

Efrim-

Yeah, I like watching Javy pitch, too. Hey, if there’s anything else that can come from Bobby retiring after next year, it’s that you know they’ll “go for it” in ‘10. So, maybe LM will go all out and we keep Huddy and Javy!

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:31 pm

McCann should take the night off and recoupe a bit

Mixxo

September 23rd, 2009
7:31 pm

Mac = OWNED on some cheese!

cabravesfan

September 23rd, 2009
7:31 pm

Kelly Johnson hit a liner off his left leg, it looked like.

KJ’s gotta find some way to get into the lineup…

AndyC

September 23rd, 2009
7:32 pm

I don’t believe the story about Cox threatening to leave spring training. That doesn’t sound like Bobby. I don’t think he would do something so childish. Also, if it did happen, I don’t believe for a second that DOB would suppress the story. That is idiotic. His job is to break stories and that would have been a hell of a story. Hopefully with next year being Bobby’s last year, it will light a fire under this team and propel them to the playoffs.

McFann Ô

September 23rd, 2009
7:32 pm

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:33 pm

GA is a singles machine, like Todd Helton only not as good!

Vinings Jim

September 23rd, 2009
7:33 pm

I’m sure everyone has been waiting for my comments on today’s big news, and, after serious reflection, all I can say is, “Happy 60th, BOSS!”

N8 (is it 2011 yet?)

September 23rd, 2009
7:33 pm

Those are some good (and expected) quotes from all the players. But notice how NOBODY said the team would be doomed without him? They all said how “wierd” it’s going to be. Chipper was the only one that stated he’d wait to see “who” it is, before deciding to continue playing (presuming he has a good enough year to not retire after 2010).

When David Lee Roth wasn’t in Van Halen anymore, it was certainly “wierd”. It’s up to the fan, whether it was better or worse. I’m sure it was wierd for Cowboys fans when Landry was let go, or Steelers fans when Cowher walked away. It was certainly wierd seeing Girardi instead of Torre in pinstripes, as it will be seeing anybody other than LaRussa in St. Louis.

But, DOB, show me a quote, or get somebody on record to state how “in trouble” they will be without him, and I might start buying into how important he is to this franchise having success.

Like I said earlier. Provided Wren gives Cox a 25 man roster that Paul Lentz couldn’t screw up, let the old coot stick around for 2 or 3 more years. But Bobby’s days of making this team better or maximizing the talent on the roster are long gone, imo.

That is unless you (or anybody) think this team wins 5 or 6 LESS games without him in the dugout.

My belief is, that when a team is in transition, or rebuilding (which we clearly were – even though veterans were brought in), the old regime needs to be out of the way.

Bobby has shown too much loyalty to guys that he shouldn’t have this season. As soon as a head coach or manager loses his ability to be objective in his decision making, he’s lost control of the team.

It’s just time for change. I can’t put it in any more simple terms than that. 2011 can’t come soon enough.

Rock On......

September 23rd, 2009
7:33 pm

Just as Anders and I discussed in the last blog. No way Bobby was announcing his retirement after this year. Bobby pretty much said h ewould be back in 2010 by saying an announcement would be made by Sunday. You just don’t announce something like that with that timing and retire in 2009. Lo and behold he announced it today and not Sunday that he is coming back. No shock there.

Let’s see Prado has 4 multi hit games in his last 5 with 3 hits in three of them but he is sitting in favor of KJ. I am assuming he has flu symptoms?

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:33 pm

RHR-

School is insanely busy. I had a boatload of homework last night, plus it was my roommate’s 21st birthday. It’s a good thing I like my classes or I’d probably be going insane…

Efrim

September 23rd, 2009
7:34 pm

if there’s anything else that can come from Bobby retiring after next year, it’s that you know they’ll “go for it” in ‘10. So, maybe LM will go all out and we keep Huddy and Javy!

Roman Gal, good point. Maybe keep them and sign Holliday? No? Just sayin, go for it, right?

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:35 pm

RHR

I believe that the Hawks and Falcons Have their own Beat writers

What Happened to the Chop Chick…?

Mixxo

September 23rd, 2009
7:35 pm

Where’s that Tiger’s Wood clown?

I got some “obnoxious” for him! :evil:

nolie

September 23rd, 2009
7:36 pm

(Efrim)

yes, big fan.lotsa fun, love Bruce from forever

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:36 pm

Maybe keep them and sign Holliday? Efrim

I could get on board with that…

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:36 pm

Roman Gal…

Are you a young Cat as well…?

If So then CheeseWhiz…? We are all young braves fans on here!

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:37 pm

I’m goin’ gay for Laroche!

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:38 pm

God Roachy has been clowning since his arrival!

I got the munchies! I need some little debble cakes!

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:38 pm

Not really, I’d rather see Berkman or Lee at 1B next year, but Laroche is one hell of a second half player. Maybe he could pitch the first half and then switch to hitting for the second or something.

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:39 pm

Are you a young Cat as well…?

Young is a reletive term, and I’m not as young as some people here.

Martin Prado on a Motorola RazR from the trainers table with an ice pack on his leg

September 23rd, 2009
7:39 pm

Psh. Ho, sit down. I coulda got ‘em both in.

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:39 pm

Carl Crawford is a free agent at the end of the season…

Dump Gonzo and MFIKY and get C.C.!

Use Petey-Pabb as the Closer and let Easy-E be the set up man!

Thoughts..?

bravesgrl4life

September 23rd, 2009
7:40 pm

I like it when we get two early on :)

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:41 pm

How would subtracting two staples in the bullpen for yet another left-handed bat solve anything? We just need a good right handed bat in there. Diaz and Esco are good, but we need a righty or switch hitter with some power to push this team over. CC wouldn’t be utilized properly anyway cause Bobby doesn’t run much.

Kelly Johnson Fan Club

September 23rd, 2009
7:42 pm

Did Kelly Johnson just have a good at-bat? I think Kelly Johnson just had a good at-bat.

nolie

September 23rd, 2009
7:42 pm

NOBODY said the team would be doomed without him? They all said how “wierd” it’s going to be. Chipper was the only one that stated he’d wait to see “who” it is, before deciding to continue playing (presuming he has a good enough year to not retire after 2010). (N8)

more strawman crap Neight. Nobody has ever said on here that Cox is irrreplacable, those kind of over the top comments come from the haters not his defenders. The main reason most ever praise Cox on here is in response to a much more emotionally charged rant against him. Get real, dude your posts have been kinda full of that kinda stuff lately. :(

Efrim

September 23rd, 2009
7:42 pm

yes, big fan.lotsa fun, love Bruce from forever

Nice. Bruce is the man.

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:43 pm

There We Go Nate Dawg!!! Since they know that they have no chance they have been Clowning!

RHR

September 23rd, 2009
7:43 pm

3 million dollars for a sac fly, a good series in LA and 3 months of suck ain’t too shabby. I wish he was making more.

jeffrey d

September 23rd, 2009
7:44 pm

Don’t worry, David, you’ll still win the Gold Glove.

I’m pretty sure his parents are on the voting committee.

nolie

September 23rd, 2009
7:46 pm

Carl Crawford is a free agent at the end of the season (T Hawkin)

C’mon man, he is not necessarily a FA and at this time should not be described as such. even if…PASS. too expensive for what he brings to the table in today’s game

N8 (is it 2011 yet?)

September 23rd, 2009
7:46 pm

“Nobody has ever said on here that Cox is irrreplacable.” nolie

I’m calling bullsh!T (with a capital T). Plenty have said how much worse off we’d be this year without him. And that if/when he doesn’t return, we will see a drop off in play.

jeffrey d

September 23rd, 2009
7:46 pm

I see jeffrey’s guy knocked my guy out of the lineup. Feel better Marteen.

Sorry….it probably wasn’t on purpose.

nolie

September 23rd, 2009
7:47 pm

Did Kelly Johnson just have a good at-bat? I think Kelly Johnson just had a good at-bat (JKFC)

he practiced up on Marteeen

rico43

September 23rd, 2009
7:47 pm

Tim remembers how to pitch to Frenchy.

Vinings Jim

September 23rd, 2009
7:48 pm

cabravesfan – good to have you home early tonight…

Kelly Johnson Fan Club

September 23rd, 2009
7:49 pm

Elias Rankings Update:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/09/elias-rankings-update-3.html

LaRoche remains a Type B and puts some distance between him and the “no-status” status.

Garret Anderson, against all odds, remains a Type B by a fairly large margin.

Gonzalez and Soriano remain in no jeopardy of falling out of Type A status.

Tim Hudson may have an outside shot at achieving Type B status, but a fairly large ways away (Tim’s at 53.333 points, Pelfrey, the highest on the list who isn’t a Type B, is at 58.409, and the lowest Type B, John Lannan (whom Kelly has a career 1.133 OPS against, gotta squeeze in the agenda!), is at 60.00).

Roman Gal

September 23rd, 2009
7:49 pm

Jon and Joe are shameless with their Facebook plugging…

cabravesfan

September 23rd, 2009
7:49 pm

VJ-

always nice to get home before the game starts

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:51 pm

Phil Wellman, that’s who I want running the Braves after Cox leaves.

For those of you that recognizes the name, but aren’t sure where from, here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGZUKHtW7vg

Mid Town Joe

September 23rd, 2009
7:51 pm

After tonight’s win, should’t we say we Flushed the Mets instead of swept? (I didn’t name the area where Citi Field resides.)

jeffrey d

September 23rd, 2009
7:51 pm

Facebook plug…still got nothing going on the Bingo card

Nova Scotia Steve - Goodbye Booby Cox

September 23rd, 2009
7:51 pm

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:53 pm

Nolie

Agreed in some ways…but we haven’t had a leadoff hitter since Furkey left…

If we could get Crawford on the cheap side since he’s having an off year, it might me a good investment to sign him to a two deal if the rays decline his option…

Pluse he gives better Defense than Loaf and doesn’t have a ring yet…

Soph

September 23rd, 2009
7:53 pm

Sorry….it probably wasn’t on purpose.

Oh, I know. I just found it pretty ironic that it was Kelly.

jeffrey d

September 23rd, 2009
7:54 pm

Crawford’s not having an off year at all. And he’s another lefty.

RHR

September 23rd, 2009
7:55 pm

Why can’t we rehire Loaf again?

RHR

September 23rd, 2009
7:55 pm

WTF no. Go get ‘em Bobby.

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:55 pm

Gawd, Loaf Loves Bailout Ballpark!!!

Soph

September 23rd, 2009
7:56 pm

I’m really going to miss Loafy next season.

Wasn’t that a homerun? What happened?

RHR

September 23rd, 2009
7:56 pm

A single my ass.

bravesgrl4life

September 23rd, 2009
7:56 pm

Good hit for Mac. That should be a homer for Garrett.

Tomahawkin

September 23rd, 2009
7:56 pm

Dammit He hit the Modell’s Sign!

McFann Ô

September 23rd, 2009
7:56 pm

There’s a hit, BMac! And that’s gotta be a homer for GA! :roll:

Sorry for the delay…computer’s been occupied…

Marc from FL

September 23rd, 2009
7:56 pm

I think Loaf is a good enough hitter (and remember he did miss all of SP this year), but his defense is just plain bad. I wish him 3,000 hits before he retires, but go do it in the AL bro.

RHR

September 23rd, 2009
7:57 pm

Look at that fool over there pointing at where it hit. Ho, sit down.

jeffrey d

September 23rd, 2009
7:57 pm

computer’s been occupied…

Pete?

Kelly Johnson Fan Club

September 23rd, 2009
7:57 pm

That may be the longest single ever hit in New York City.

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