3:57 pm October 2, 2009, by David O'Brien
October 4th, 20093:13 pm
How come Boog gets the nod at ESPN instead of, say, Rob Dribble?
October 4th, 20093:14 pm
I’ll take third considering Bobby is still here.
October 4th, 20093:16 pm
and other former BRAVES still playing over in the Junior circuit. (Rich)
you could do the same for any MLB team and in most cases the players would be better than most of those you mention. Very very few traded away have actually amounted to much.
Tied up Marlins/Phillies @ 5
The Aussie is in for his 987th appearance.
Oh, I mean, 87th.
October 4th, 20093:17 pm
Hope we’re not being swept by the worst team in baseball. If we are, wouldn’t that now make us the worst??
October 4th, 20093:18 pm
I’d love to have Kotsay. Lillibridge and Bruce Chen back, wouldn’t you? (LEW)
why? Kotsays a cripple, Chen is mediocre and Lillibridge isn’t even that. Or am I missing sarcasm here?
Mixxo Excellent tag huh? I missed it. I could’ve done w/o the rollyeyes Hon.
I was just pickin’ at you for the other day when BMac made a very good throw and you said, “Great tag, Marteen!” Sorry about the eye-roll…
Soph lol I’m gonna miss you, Boog. I was skeptical during your first season but you quickly became one of my favs.
Took the words write outta my mouth.
Phillies ran down the Marlins in 5 with only ONE starter in the line-up. Yep, the Marlins are great!!
October 4th, 20093:20 pm
If Washington hates Cruz that much, we could give ‘em a lost player and a fringed prospect.
wouldn’t it make sense to find out why? someone with that much supposed potential under cheap control for years and they are hated? Doesn’t that ring any alarms?
October 4th, 20093:21 pm
Phillies “subs” knocked the Marlin’s “ace” out of the game. Go figure…..
Damn, That was a Perty DP!
October 4th, 20093:22 pm
Great way to end the 2009 season. 5 losses in a row and a chance to not only lose 6, but get swept AT HOME by the WORST TEAM IN BASEBALL.
I guess that Bobby Cox’s “great managing” kept the Braves focused during the 15 of 17 stretch. However now that the team has lost 5 in a row, it’s the players fault?
Freaking unbelievable that we cant hit the worst pitching staff in baseball. The again, time and time again, we’ve lost our focus.
And to think that I “actually” thought that this Braves team could finish the season 12-1. I somehow thought that the Braves could overcome Bobby Cox’s inability to manage instead of just being a “caretaker” who feels that it is more important that his players like him, then it is to WIN.
October 4th, 20093:25 pm
Chipper snapped his 0-for-19
October 4th, 20093:26 pm
Anyone know what candidates there are to take Boog’s spot in the booth?
Look on the bright side, people…last time we have to see Loaf in a Braves uniform! (STEVE)
I heard it was almost a sure thing that they are gonna re-sign him.
Steve from OH
October 4th, 20093:27 pm
I heard it was almost a sure thing that they are gonna re-sign him
You’re just messin’ with me…right? Right?
The man, the myth, the legend: Loaf Garret on a blackberry hitting cleanup and wearing a Braves jersey for the last time
October 4th, 20093:29 pm
Well braves fans, its been fun. I think I got one more professional at bat in me…
Chipper gets more hits in 1 pinch hit appearance than Norton does in 6 weeks.
October 4th, 20093:30 pm
Dang! One more biscuit for b-fast Martin and that one’s…..outta here!
October 4th, 20093:31 pm
Maybe Bobby can take Boog’s place in the booth. That way he could be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame a year early!!!!!!
Brandon from Warner Robins
October 4th, 20093:34 pm
I just won an opportunity to meet and greet Creedence Clearwater Revisited.
October 4th, 20093:35 pm
So the winning jag the Braves went on when they came up short of the Wild Card will give them something positive to carry into the off season?
Well if that’s so, why wouldn’t losing the last 5 out of 6 or even the last six in a row be a negative for the Braves going into the off season?
I just don’t see the difference in importance. The recent losing streak looks like the no offense Braves we watched most of the season.
They weren’t a playoff team this season. They won’t be a playoff team next season without a significant offensive investment via trade of FA market.
Either way, I say the September run the Braves went on was pretty meaningless. To be a contender next year will involve personnel changes whether they had a good streak at the end or not.
October 4th, 20093:36 pm
You’re just messin’ with me…right? Right? (STEVE)
October 4th, 20093:37 pm
Does anyone think Soriano or Gonzo will be back?
Bobby’s return gives us all something positive to carry into the off season
October 4th, 20093:38 pm
I’m not so sure Soriano or Gonzo were ever “here” …..
October 4th, 20093:40 pm
Just taking a look around at the braves RP situation, and it actually is quite interesting. Boone Logan and Buddy Carlyle are both Arb. eligible for the first time. Do the Braves tender contracts to the two of them? What about Jorge Campillo and Manny Acosta, and does Luis Valdez make the opening day roster?
October 4th, 20093:41 pm
Good job, MFIKY!
October 4th, 20093:42 pm
Jimmy Joe –
I hope neither of them will be back.
October 4th, 20093:43 pm
Mixxo–why? Who do you really think we can get that will be better then them?
October 4th, 20093:44 pm
I’m betting one of them will be, but I’d like to see both return. It will probably depend on how much $$ it takes to revamp the offense.
Then 2011 it’ll be about revamping the bullpen…and on it will go.
Soph misses Loaf already
Loafy…one last time.
October 4th, 20093:46 pm
Did he just pinch a Loaf?
October 4th, 20093:47 pm
Did anyone see that A-Rod has hit two homers and drove in seven runs (so far) to get to 30 and 100 for the year? Something else …
October 4th, 20093:49 pm
October 4th, 20093:53 pm
So close, Kelly. Man.
The forgotten man almost ended the season with a walkoff homer.
Missed it by that much, Chief.
Kelly trying to finish on a high note, just missed
October 4th, 20093:54 pm
Ha. Even the catcher looks irritated.
TnBrian(Vazquez ace 2010)
Damn, gotta give KJ some credit here with this at bat.
October 4th, 20093:55 pm
Of COURSE we’re going to extras. Where’s the rain?
October 4th, 20093:56 pm
I would bring both of them back on one year deals.
October 4th, 20093:57 pm
DOB Of COURSE we’re going to extras. Where’s the rain?
Just hope Bobby doesn’t have to pinch-bat BMac in time for the last out again.
Look on the bright side, folks, this is the last game we’ll have to see the “above average” Kelly Johnson in a Braves uniform!
Let’s wish him well in his fresh start somewhere else next season!
October 4th, 20093:58 pm
Did somebody really mention Kotsay as a bench guy next year? The “Achey Back” Kotsay? Lose a Church, gain a Church in my eyes.
I’d like to see a trade of Lowe to Cincy for their closer, Cordero. Just a early Christmas wish for me, that’s all, but it’d be a sweet deal for us.
Good thing KJ’s long fly ball was foul; otherwise, Prado would be looking at starting 2010 on the bench.
October 4th, 20094:01 pm
Yeah, that Medlen would be a real good trade piece for Wren. A young, cheap and good pitcher has to be a good thing to have.
October 4th, 20094:03 pm
TnBrian, as much as we’d like that I don’t think Cincy would go for it. Probably the only reason they will trade Cordero is to free up some salary (Lowe negates that purpose) I think a team like the Brewers is probably the best shot at trading Lowe
October 4th, 20094:04 pm
Incredible, a clutch performance by Arod today. Arod needed two homers for 30, 7 RBIs for 100, and got those 2 homers and 7 RBIs today.
Good job, little Med!
Maybe this extreme brown-out at the end will actually be beneficial. It might cause them to take a deeper look at the offense and wipe away any thoughts that tey can get by next year with much the same lineup.
October 4th, 20094:06 pm
Mccann pinch hit, anyone?
Good job, Medlen.
Medlen, Moylan, O’Flaherty and either Gonzo and Soriano? That seems like a good pen again to me.
A-Rod still has not proven on the field that he’s not just “Mr April”
October 4th, 20094:07 pm
That’s how he became the forgotten man.
I’m thinking both GOMEZ and VALDEZ enter the mix in the pen next year and only one of GONZO – MFIKY are back. I’m betting MIKE. I don’t think CAMPILLO gets past ST. BUDDY maybe, depending on how he does in the spring. ACOSTA, and LOGAN no, but O’FLAHERTY and MOYLAN, yes. A new FA face in the pen also. MEDLEN definitely. HUDSON, VASQUEZ, JURRGENS, HANSON and LOWE starting. KAWAKAMI traded. All a big guessing game at this point. Time will tell, of course.
October 4th, 20094:08 pm
What’s the line on a Norton walkoff?
Sitting in center…. Can’t believe Norton gets cheers. My luck he goes yard…
Yay! We get to see Norty again!
Good job, little Med! (Soph)
how can you tell against that lineup?
Watch Norty hit one out now that it doesn’t matter
October 4th, 20094:09 pm
The Braves announcers were just discussing during the commercial break (before the audio feed was killed) their pool over who would make the last out of 2009. Guess they are as into this game as the Braves are.
Would a Norton walkoff homer be the perfect way to end the season, or what?
For how long has Chino worn glasses?
October 4th, 20094:10 pm
We may have just seen Greg Norton’s last big league at bat … a walk. Aren’t you glad you’re still watching this game?
October 4th, 20094:11 pm
Nats mgr wants to know who is paying for the pizza and who is bringing the beer to the end of misery party
Greg Norton has a higher OBP than Garret Anderson.
Norton’s about to earn a job as the Braves 2010 Pinch Hitter!!
October 4th, 20094:12 pm
of course he did (Norton walked)
I booed Norton when he came up the other night at the Ted, and everyone around me looked at me like I was crazy when they were done clapping for him.
how can you tell against that lineup?
I know, I know, nolie. I can’t help it – I like the kid! I want him to do well.
October 4th, 20094:13 pm
OBP for the year: GA .306; Norton .323
Frank Wren had that “who farted?” look…just before he realized he was alone in the booth.
October 4th, 20094:17 pm
Isn’t there a recommended age for the Lasik surgery? If so, was BMac old enough to have had it? He has had more problems with his than almost anyone. I have had it done and can tell you that having to go back to glasses or contacts after getting it done (and being used to Lasik) would depress anyone.
October 4th, 20094:19 pm
When it is all said and done, and despite the steriods (for maybe a couple of years?), A-Rod could well end up the greatest baseball player ever.
October 4th, 20094:22 pm
If A-Rod could hit in the post season, then maybe.
I think Frank Wren has more decisions to make than last offseason. It was easy last year. The pitching sucked. This year, it’s harder.
October 4th, 20094:23 pm
Thanks for booing at him……….you made my dream come true. I owe you one.
Rob from SC
October 4th, 20094:24 pm
nice job KK
October 4th, 20094:26 pm
October 4th, 20094:27 pm
Nice DP. Good job, KK.
Joe is now singing “I love little rubber ducks…” God bless ‘em
October 4th, 20094:29 pm
Send in Mahoney
Marlins/Phillies tied @ 6, b9 one on 0 outs.
October 4th, 20094:31 pm
Post-season, in 147 ABs, A-Rod has has hit .279/.373/.483, with seven homers. I think his “struggles” have been greatly exaggerated.
Ted Williams hit .200 in his one World Series appearance, but it never stops many fans from saying he was the greatest hitter ever, does it?
October 4th, 20094:32 pm
I’m in LUB….with the chick behind the dugout!
October 4th, 20094:34 pm
Bloggin’ gals……if any of y’all look like that, you have a chance with me.
Nats just trying to hold out till Acosta comes in.
Braves are just stalling because they wanted to give Phillies time to come back against Florida. That game’s tied now. Second place finishers get a small share of playoffadditional money, a sort of nominal sum that I think is supposed to provide added incentive for teams to play all the way to the end. It’s nothing like a playoff share, much smaller amount. But it’s worth a few bucks for Braves to tie Florida, and for guys making minimum or thereabouts….
How appropriate would it be for us to end the season on a 6 game losing streak and being swept by the nats…….
Im so amazed on how Bobby Cox helps his player keep concentration no matter what, LOL. I can recall some writers talk about that.
Bottom of the ninth. Phillies runner tries to steal 3rd with one out and is thrown out. Idiotic to say the least.
October 4th, 20094:37 pm
To answer Joe’s question……no.
I found a thing on that subject a while back when you asked the Q, and I posted it on here. But that was the day the Blog was doing random time stamps, so it got put in some odd place on a back page. I’ll try to find it again…wish I could remember the name of the website…
I have had it done and can tell you that having to go back to glasses or contacts after getting it done (and being used to Lasik) would depress anyone.
Yeah, I would think it would be pretty dang annoying…
Hmm…now that the season over, guess he’s gonna have to make a decision on the redo, if he hasn’t already…
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