3:02 pm October 1, 2009, by David O'Brien
October 1st, 20099:26 pm
I posted it a few months ago but I could go for it again. Bobby’s mind during games:
still feel horrible for matt diaz. tell you what, if it had been anybody else, the ol’ blog would be calling for his head. (can you imagine how mets or phils fans would’ve responded?) glad to see that aint happening. and that’s a testament to how great a guy diaz is. cant believe he actually gave an interview last night on tv after the game. that was a lesson for all in being a stand-up guy–choking back tears and telling the simple truth–so that his teammates didnt have to answer a million questions about him. ah well…if that play happens in june, nobody even thinks twice about it. things like that happen. hope he can shake it off, as he should. ¡viva matt!
I had the same problem…
Close the window, re-load it, then switch it to standard mode, and don’t adjust the video quality, you should be good…
October 1st, 20099:27 pm
Dunn & Carlos Lee are the answer!
Can you imagine how many strikeouts we would’ve had last night if Dunn and Lee were in the lineup? Probably a hundred.
I see you all jumping on some poor misguided soul who was playing armchair GM…funny I don’t recall seeing his name much before tonight
October 1st, 20099:28 pm
Chipper Jones … please man … RETIRE!!!
October 1st, 20099:29 pm
yep, n8, dibble’s a moron in the extreme.
Oh, and by the way – Bradley’s fine, jeffrey. For now.
October 1st, 20099:30 pm
The K!! I KNEW it!!
funny I don’t recall seeing his name much before tonight
And at the rate of our jerkiness, he’ll be gone after tonight.
Ummm, don’t Adam Dunn & Carlos Lee play the same position?
October 1st, 20099:31 pm
Prado and Yunel better keep their averages over .300. Chipper needs two walks to get to 100 walks for only the second time in his career, and those two homers to get to 20. Ah, yes, it’s pretty up the stats for the back of the Topps card time.
cabravesfan – just jumping him on for jumping on our #2 girl Soph – but, like you, she is better at deflecting morons than I am…
I wonder if when Chipper looks in the mirror he’d say “lose an Andruw, gain and Andruw” about himself?
That was his “our season’s over and I’ll be hunting soon” approach to that AB. Uuuuugly.
if it were that easy I suspect the blog would have about 3 readers
October 1st, 20099:32 pm
That’s where you’re wrong, CAB. Adam Dunn is a versatile player. He can play all OF positions as well as 1B, thrusting his value through the roof.
it’s a girl thing
Braveheart Ah, yes, it’s pretty up the stats for the back of the Topps card time.
Guess BMac thinks 35 2B looks pretty enough…
…and that 83+ K’s would look good next to his name.
October 1st, 20099:33 pm
…and if this game goes into extras?
haha, because about 98% of us are jerks.
What do you guys think about the Braves going after Jorge Cantu or Hank Blalock (my pick) for first base, with the intention of moving him to third when Chip retires? That would have an established player on the roster that can move over when Fast Freddie is ready for the big time. That way, a long term deal would make since for a first baseman.
way to make up for lost time, darling!
Adam Dunn is a versatile player
maybe the scariest words ever written…
Oh brother…another one of those.
October 1st, 20099:34 pm
By the way, thanks for jumping in, VJ!
Didn’t mean to be that mean back to him. Just made me mad with what he said in his last post.
October 1st, 20099:35 pm
JJ4NLCY …and if this game goes into extras?
Yuck…then BMac will get another AB. Let’s just have a walk-off in the ninth.
Hey…did they just say that Mr. Mauer was stealing signs from the Tigers…?
I missed my computer…a lot
October 1st, 20099:36 pm
here’s a link for the Mauer thing.
October 1st, 20099:37 pm
It’s MFIKY….he’s got this.
October 1st, 20099:38 pm
With extensive accounting skills acquired at UGA, I have calculated what the Braves record would have been if not for Bobby Cox, Kelly Johnson, Jeff Francoeur, Garrett Anderson, Jordon Schafer, Chipper Jones, Brian McCann, Casey Kotchman, Matt Diaz, Derek Lowe, Mike Gonzalez, Rafael Soriano, Peter Moylan, Adam LaRoche, David Ross, Yunnel Escobar and Nate McLouth.
They would have gone 147 – 15.
If not for the demotion of Brooks Conrad, delayed promotion of Tommy Hanson and terrible injustices done to Martin Prado, the Braves would have been undefeated.
Soph, sweetie – disagreement is okay, condescension is a*#holic…
October 1st, 20099:39 pm
He knew what was coming;)
Or maybe he doesn’t.
Anybody else think that Will Ferrell could gain about 30 pounds of fat, and star in “The Adam Dunn Story?”
MFIKY just destroyed our season single-handedly!
Am I the only one watching? A month ago if MFIKY blew a save this blog would get 4 pages of comments within the minute.
October 1st, 20099:40 pm
Looks like the Braves are back to that horrible team they were before that streak.
Chipper has 42 walks in 157 plate appearances with RISP, 16 intentionally. He also has a walk rate of 17.1%, the second highest BB rate in his career behind the 1999 MVP season. But he ain’t hitting like 1999, so why are they walking him that much? They’ve clearly not been afraid of what’s coming up behind him.
I think Chipper has actually been a good soldier not talking about how he ain’t getting much good to hit, probably so he doesn’t embarrass Mac or Garrett, but he ain’t been getting protection. There’s been some slippage, but he ain’t getting many strikes, and when he does get a strike, they’ve been giving him stuff that’s hard to drive.
Or at least that’s my hope because, if so, if you get a legit cleanup hitter in here, with Mac looming after the cleanup hitter, maybe you don’t also need to find yourself a new 3 hitter in addition to the cleanup and leadoff hitters were sorely need.
P. W. Hjort
98 K’s for Soriano.
Now he blows a save and we’re talking about Joe Mauer and CAB’s computer.
Pete Orr>Kelly Johnson, or Anybody>Kelly Johnson
October 1st, 20099:41 pm
Maxwell fails to apply the silver hammer, but Orr advances to third anyway. Potential insurance run for the Natty Nats.
October 1st, 20099:43 pm
99 strikeouts for Soriano.
Keeping It Real
That blog is an all time great. LMAO
jeffrey d – hey, I beat you on denouncing MFIKY!
Come on! I know you’ve missed all my insightful posts and ranting on random subjects
Until McCann is hitting 7th and Chipper is hitting 8th, this team will never succeed.
How can you blow a save in a 1-1 game?
October 1st, 20099:44 pm
I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. Adam Dunn could play lead in “The Toby Keith Story”, and vice versa.
Brandon from Warner Robins
i fell asleep. what have i missed?
Noooo, I’m not saying you weren’t missed. Just noting that I miss the days when the blog exploded after a MFIKY blown save. Literally exploded.
October 1st, 20099:45 pm
Oh hush you know what I meant.
Who has better number Happ or Hansen? I assume Happ had much better run support, ala CC Fatassia of NY.
I hope you’re right Braveheart. I can buy that. But it doesn’t explain how many pitches he’s missed, and how off balance he’s looked for a while now.
Pete Orr, huh? Kind of makes you wish he was still over Norton.
Rob Dibble about messed himself over that first pitch that was called a ball by Soriano. Saying how good of a pitch it was.
Poor jeffrey. Brian Jordan will give you a hug after the game.
October 1st, 20099:46 pm
I feel cheated.
Where’s the respect?
October 1st, 20099:47 pm
I do not want a Brian Jordan hug.
Thanks for the link, Soph. Ugh…but those subtitles at the end of the video made me nauseous.
Haven’t read the whole article, though…headache. Hmm…wonder where that came from.
Mitchell, have you been playing any tennis lately?
October 1st, 20099:48 pm
Maybe a Mac hug?
Thank God Nick is here to make sense, as opposed to you morons who actually like the Braves…
The AWfence for not winning and Bobby Cox and MFIKY for losing…
“i fell asleep. what have i missed?”
Jaison on Survivor just wiped the floor with Ben.
October 1st, 20099:49 pm
Gant, maybe. McCann, definitely.
I’m a whiz at impressions, aren’t I?
Jaison is the biggest wimp in Survivor history.
Oh Boog you got my hopes up.
October 1st, 20099:50 pm
No big surprises here, seen it B4. They played way over their heads on emotion and momentum and once it got stopped there had to be a huge emotional letdown. Might bounce back, might not win another game this year. We’ll see.
I also disagree that this is all that promising for a great next season. many youngish teams that over produce one year actually fall back the following year and there are still lots of questions about this team next season despite all the optimism voiced on the board lately. It will depend on what Wren can get done this winter and how Heyward progresses next season. The promising area is the starting pitching of course and if it can stay healthy, it should keep the team from folding badly next year.
C’mon Bravos, lets win a few more this year.
We can’t give Matty a chance to redeem himself?
F U Bobby.
Is that Cubs game the ONLY time the Braves have had a walk off?
October 1st, 20099:51 pm
Just don’t go ATV-riding with him.
Holy doo doo…Mock has had 5 consecutive starts where he’s given up 4 ERs or more.
October 1st, 20099:52 pm
Come on Church, jack one out. I can’t remember a walk off HR this year?
DOB (October 1st, 2009 8:03 pm): “By same token, Kawakami has only two years and slightly less than $16 million left on his deal, so he’s not much of a gamble for any team interested. And he’s thrived in big games in Japan and this season, at least in anticipated matchups and games against the best opposing pithers. Keeps himself in good shape, isn’t a power guy so he shouldn’t have big decline, etc.”
Kawakami will not be traded.
Mitchell – good point…
Even in the Cubs game, it was a single
October 1st, 20099:53 pm
How will they blow it this time?
Not going to happen.
Oh they’re gonna leave us in suspense who it is.
Have the last 2 nights been:
a) Good pitching against the Braves
b) Poor at bats against these 2 teams
Enter your selection below.
TnBrian(Vazquez ace 2010)
I’m so nervous right now! We need to win… nevermind. Life sucks.
“Jaison is the biggest wimp in Survivor history.”
Please do me two favors.
1) Say that to his face.
2) Upload the video of the encounter to YouTube.
Dude is like 6′6″, a world class athlete in a grueling sport and an Ivy League graduate.
Bobby Cox and MFIKY for losing (JJ)
of course you do.it’s always Bobby’s fault, why even bother to mention it. What a board. sigh
We should pinch run Diaz at 3rd.
If Bobby doesn’t pinch hit with Matt Diaz…
I refuse to do the Tomahawk Chop, if this is the crap they are going to play on the speakers…
October 1st, 20099:54 pm
I hope it’s Kelly just so it can make your day.
Twas a joke, read my next post…
Man, Bobby even went with Conrad before Diaz. Does he pick his pinch hitters with a dart board?
Jaison is a sensitive wimp who constantly complains and does nothing in the challenges.
October 1st, 20099:55 pm
(I wish I could say that with more exuberance.)
Howwwzzabout a comeback?
jeffrey d McCann, definitely.
Think he owes me a hug after the way he’s bat on this homestand so far.
Kelly would have to get a hit for it to make my day. If he K’s, I have to live with continually supporting someone that everybody hates.
October 1st, 20099:56 pm
Here is the real music!
I’m predicting a warning track shot.
October 1st, 20099:57 pm
I don’t hate Kelly. I just like Marteen more.
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