12:31 am November 10, 2009, by David O'Brien
November 16th, 20096:04 pm
Lew – Impressive. You, and others on here, definitely meet the fan definition.
November 16th, 20096:05 pm
Gary O – Please ask DOB to give us his 2010 roster based on who’s rumored to be available, available FA’s, and who he thinks is available. Thank you Gary O
November 16th, 20096:07 pm
Gary O, innocent victim in all of this, willing to shed his surname for the greater good. Huzzah, good sir.
November 16th, 20096:10 pm
I wonder what’s the upper limit of what the Braves would be willing to eat of Lowe’s salary? The Nationals continue to say they want a veteran, innings-eater pitcher to sit atop their rotation the next couple of years and take the heat off of Straburg, Lannan and Detwiler (and Jordan Zimmermann when he comes back from TJ). Lowe seems to fit that bill perfectly–especially given that the Nats have a lot of salary coming off the books. But Willingham is such a good contract right now, and the middle of the lineup of Zimmerman, Dunn, and Willingham pretty solid, so the Nats do seem to want a lot for him. I think they’d be very interested in Lowe, but probably not all $15 mil/per…
November 16th, 20096:14 pm
Wayne in Utah,
Find something to do dude.
November 16th, 20096:15 pm
ugaaccountant-I just wish I could get to see them in person more often-hard to do in central Vermont. They won’t even be going to Boston this year. I’ve seen them at The Launching Pad, The Ted, at Fenway, in Montreal (numerous times), in Toronto and even at the HOF Game in Cooperstown (on my birthday, no less-gift from my wife) and quite a few Spring Training venues over the years. Even saw them as the Milwaukee Braves with Hank at Connie Mack Stadium in Philly (two stadiums ago).
November 16th, 20096:18 pm
Bobby’s C – I’m not sure I’d term it Arctic – and she has only blamed me once or twice for the USC losses..
November 16th, 20096:21 pm
Another USC loss, and maybe they play W&M in the Mineral Water Bowl?
November 16th, 20096:22 pm
The tickets got forced on me by my boss because I made the mistake of saying the game sounded interesting (I meant the Hornets-I like Chris Paul)- She made me promise they would be used and I really had no interest so I dumped them as quickly as I could
If I had known you were a fan…
November 16th, 20096:23 pm
It is “artic” by Southern California standards! (and I was not the one shivering on Saturday…)
November 16th, 20096:25 pm
or Arctic…(I was going by Bobby’s Cox spelling…our brains have frozen due to the weather )
November 16th, 20096:28 pm
Soph – sorry there’ll be no Michael Turner against the Giants…
VJ – I know and I’m worried. It seems to be going a bit downhill for the Falcons right now. Eh, I guess it’s the same for the Giants too so we’re in the same boat.
November 16th, 20096:33 pm
Bobby’s C – I will be disappointed with anything less than the national semi-finals for William and Mary – we don’t need no stinkin’ bowl system…
November 16th, 20096:34 pm
Soph – the Giants did have an excellent day yesterday, courtesy of Green Bay and San Diego
cab & BFF – Clippers? Really?! I admire your patience and loyalty.
November 16th, 20096:38 pm
MLBTR says Wagner might be getting multi years offers from teams even though he’s 39. With Kimbrel waiting around the corner I’m not sure Atlanta would be willing to go more than a year with an aging closer. Who knows, I guess this all depends on what they do with Gonzo/Soriano & when they think Kimbrel will be ready.
November 16th, 20096:40 pm
I like your excuse. Apparently, I can blame the cold on my poor spelling, and bolding whole posts.
Now that we’re on the same page with the ticket situation, maybe you should look past those USC posts? Let your boss know how excited you are for the Clipper/Heat game on Sun Jan. 10. Blake Griffin should be back by then
November 16th, 20096:44 pm
Just to be clear- I am NOT a Clippers fan (or a lakers fan for that matter…)
Sorry- the tickets were from a client…
(and we can blame the cold weather for just about anything- one of the advantages where “cold” is anything below 70 )
November 16th, 20096:45 pm
True. I was looking for Div I-AA bowl games, and found they have a 16-team tourney. Awesome. I’m gonna pay attention to that this year, & root for W&M in the process for you.
Also found out they’re gonna do a 20-team tourney soon, with the top 12 teams having a 1st round bye. Now why can’t Div 1-A do this?
November 16th, 20096:47 pm
How many screw ups can a person have in less than 1 full page? I’m nearing the record, or extending it.
November 16th, 20096:48 pm
Awww cab, why not? The Clippers could use all the love they can get. You should jump onboard. Blake Griffin! If he doesn’t bust…
November 16th, 20096:49 pm
Don’t sell yourself short- there is plenty of space to keep screwing up
November 16th, 20096:51 pm
Have you ever attempted to watch a Clippers game? They are not even “amusingly bad”…they are borderline “Unwatchable-bad” (Sorry Bobby’s Cox )
And on that note I am heading home…back in a bit all!
November 16th, 20096:52 pm
Chuck Ragan, Frank Turner, and Jim Ward playing in New Orleans tomorrow night … think I might go see ‘em … know much/anything about them? ever seen any of ‘em? recommendations?
Would rather see the Legendary Shack Shakers, but missed them a while back and aren’t on tour now …
November 16th, 20096:53 pm
Or I could go down on Wednesday and catch Dan Auerbach solo (with special – unknown – guests) … ?
Wayne in Utah (Jordan pushed off!)
November 16th, 20096:57 pm
November 16th, 20097:00 pm
I am guessing that something I said must have pushed your buttons……Would it surprise you if I said I was working on something on 3 different computers right now? But, if it bugs you that I am here, I would happily leave so as not to bore you any further…..
November 16th, 20097:07 pm
So, people laughing at my Clippers. That’s fair. I tell you what, we have a good young nucleus, and a bunch of money to spend next offseason. This team will come around, so long that Griffin doesn’t bust or be as injury prone as Kaman, Camby, Baron Davis, damn… Too bad we signed Davis for so much money. I would have loved to have Ramon Sessions (who is again not playing because of the development of Flynn) on that team with Gordon, heading into next offseason. Oh well. Just more disappointment.
November 16th, 20097:10 pm
i like talkingchop.com where gondee discusses the miguel cabrera situation. though, it’s pretty certain the braves would not take on miggy’s salary. i did like his proposal of trading vazquez, freeman and another prospect (not named heyward of course) for cabrera, while tigers eating some of that salary. if the braves had $16 or $17 million to spend, i would definitly consider trying to pull off that trade.
Kemp,Barkley,Ewing,Malone,Stoctin Have No Rings
November 16th, 20097:17 pm
November 16th, 20097:18 pm
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November 16th, 20097:19 pm
I love the hot stove season, but it really gets frustrating when the Braves can never spend any money. Holliday or Bay are exactly what this team needs, yet there is little to no chance they will get either of them. Instead, the Braves will either shop the bargain rack or have to trade their best starting pitcher,from a year ago, in order to add a bat. I love this team, and always will, I just hope they get serious about winning sooner than later. Spending money doesn’t guarantee anything, but look at the job Wren did with a limited payroll. Give the guy another $10- $20 million to spend and they’d be unbelievable.
18 Wheels of Love
Anyone know how to get tix for the Truckers Dec 3 show in Charleston? They are only available throught he Jack Daniels site and you have to register to ‘win’ tickets….kind of weird. I hope they give them to the first 500 that register…if so I am good. Weird they would do tickets that way instead of the good ol fashion way.
Kemp,Barkley,Ewing, Malone,Stoctin Have No Rings
November 16th, 20097:20 pm
Does anyone know anything about fan feast this yr. who will be there and where it may be?
November 16th, 20097:24 pm
Kemp? Really? In the same sentence with Barkley, Ewing, Malone, Stockton?
November 16th, 20097:25 pm
i know jordan beat him! and made him his b*tch
Kemp,Barkley,Ewing, Malone,Stocton Have No Rings
November 16th, 20097:26 pm
What is the nba anyway… oh wait i remember that… its with the baskets on each end right… yeah the sport jordan made popular and brought down time and time again
November 16th, 20097:41 pm
cab – no…it’s been a while since I’ve seen a Clippers game on tv. The Hawks used to be in the same boat though so I know the feeling. It’s gotten significantly better in the last three seasons though.
That means 15 of 32 writers didn’t think he belonged in the top three. That’s difficult to understand. He’s gotta be in top three, in my view.
(Happ was the only guy named on all 32 ballots, by the way. SEVEN voters didn’t have Coghlan in the top three. Huh?) DOB
That’s just ridiculous. I understand that the race was supposedly “wide open,” but in my opinion, those 3 were the frontrunners. Oyy.
Anyways…I’m ok with Coghlan winning ROY. At least Happ didn’t win it. I certainly don’t think Happ deserved to be in front of Hanson. Happ got all his attention because he was the only reliable pitcher the Phillies had the first half of the season. I’m not discounting what he did, because he certainly had an excellent year, but not better than Hanson’s. For me, it would’ve gone:
…but I’m just a lowly college student. What do I know?
Where’s the new blog that DOB said would be up today?
i remember when shawn kemp was going to be the next barkley. and he was for awhile, but didnt perform as well at end of his career.
November 16th, 20097:42 pm
Now, nolie. You know I don’t like to argue with you (wink). But this next question is a serious one, not smartassy or sarcastic.
Say Wren determined Peavy would have certainly put us in the playoffs last year, should he have given up Hanson for him? (N8)
I was talking about a team that already had a very reasonable expectation of making the playoffs, like the Braves during their run or Boston now. The current Braves were not in that situation. There is a difference. The statement that I am arguing about is that the Braves should not have continued to try to win every year during that time, that they were only trying for playoffs, That they should have halted in the middle so to speak for a year in hopes of a better chance at winning the WS the following one. Now that was not specifically stated in so many words, but that was what it really boiled down to from what was being advocated.
No team in the middle of such a run with an extremely reasonable chance to win another-and thus gain another try at the WS -would pass on that opportunity to take a chance on the future.
I guess you are failing to really understand the essence of what I am saying. perhaps I rattle on too much. but I think if you read the entire exchanges you would realize that what you are asking is not really that same as what I was talking about.
Building piece by piece so to speak, is of course a strategy for teams with borderline resources-of any kind-that can’t reasonably expect to win every year. The A’s have done it for ages…with poorer overall results that the Braves had with reloading every year.
However from the standpoint of what I was trying to say, even one of those borderline teams is not going to postpone an attempt if they truly believe they can win a title the coming year, and the Braves of old had that reasonable expectation every year and should not have been expected to apply that strategy.and to imply that they should have does then a disservice.
nah, kemp got fat, and had 27 illegitimate kids
November 16th, 20097:43 pm
We need more starting pitchers!
November 16th, 20097:45 pm
Where’s the new blog that DOB said would be up today? macdwolfpack
Uh oh…now you’ve gone and done it!
November 16th, 20097:48 pm
but I’m just a lowly college student. What do I know? (RG)
prolly not much now, but hopefully by the time you graduate you will know at least a little bit more. I am rooting 4 U.
November 16th, 20097:49 pm
ROY – the McCutchen kid got how many votes…………squadoosh or nearby
The most deserving player won but was HAPP twice as good as Hanson
In 2 years we will never hear of JAY CRAPPPPPPPPP but plenty of one Master Thomas Hanson
November 16th, 20097:54 pm
oh my, the homers are incensed. How dare they not vote for Hanson on every ballot?? They should be tarred & feathered. I’ll bring the tar, McFann can bring the feathers…she has birds, right?
November 16th, 20097:56 pm
nolie – did the Jones kid from the Bucs get many or any votes, the dude hit 21 homers in like 80 odd games
OH the calamity of it all
November 16th, 20097:57 pm
I am rooting 4 U.
Actually, I didn’t want to brag, but I pretty much know everything. Thanks anyways.
How dare they not vote for Hanson on every ballot??
November 16th, 20098:09 pm
Olney’s take on the most popular free agents
1. Brandon Lyon: There are a billion closers available on the market, so Lyon isn’t going to get a big-money contract. But he is perhaps the best of the guys who might be OK coming in as a set-up man, and he’s coming off a solid season in which is posted a 2.86 ERA for the Tigers, allowing just 56 hits in 78.2 innings, with 57 strikeouts. He would fit great in Philadelphia (where the Phillies could bring him in as a seventh- and eighth-inning option, while knowing Lyon has the experience to step in as a closer if Brad Lidge falls apart), with the Angels, the Yankees, the Mets, etc. And oh, by the way, he is a Type B free agent, which means that he wouldn’t cost you a draft pick.
2. Mark DeRosa: He can do a lot of different stuff, he can help fill in gaps created by injury because of his versatility, he hits for power, he’ll give you some tough at-bats. And this is undoubtedly a number that will catch the eye of the Phillies, the team that is regarded by rival executives as the most likely to sign him (among many interested teams): He hammers left-handed pitching. He generated a .587 slugging percentage and a .928 OPS against lefties in 2009, which certainly is an indication for the Phillies that he could help balance their lineup.
3. Jermaine Dye: He is in the twilight of his career, at age 35, and he’s no longer in position to command a long-term deal — but that means a lot of teams will check in to see if they can get him with a short-term obligation. Last season, Dye hit .250 with 27 homers and 64 walks, but keep in mind that his numbers absolutely plummeted after the White Sox both picked up Alex Rios and made it clear Dye wouldn’t be back on the South Side. He hit .189 in August and .175 in September. Up until that point, he had been having a solid season. He will be hearing from NL teams who don’t mind carrying a power hitter who is no longer a good outfielder, and AL teams looking for a DH (He makes a ton of sense for the Baltimore Orioles).
4. Miguel Tejada: Like Dye, he’s an older guy who can command only a short-term investment, but Tejada has demonstrated he can still be a very productive player. He hit .313 for the Astros last season, with a .340 on-base percentage. Now, there will be concerns about his home/road splits — he batted .343 in hitter-friendly Minute Maid Park, versus .283 on the road — but he is regarded as a high-energy player who can be a good complementary piece, with some versatility. Tejada has indicated he is ready to make a move to third base, if asked, which means he could fit in Philly, or Oakland, or in other places, and you can bet there will be a lot of teams that will be ready to offer a one-year deal.
5. Nick Johnson: He is now regarded as a way below-average defensive first baseman by scouts, and he really doesn’t hit for much power. Because of his lengthy injury history and the questions about his commitment to conditioning, teams might be reluctant to offer him a deal of more than a modest year at a modest rate. But he does something better than any other free agent on the market: Johnson gets on base. He drew 99 walks in 133 games with the Nationals and Marlins last season, and batted .291, and could draw interest from teams closest to his home — the Giants and Athletics — and could fit with any number of clubs, including the Rangers and the Orioles. He might not get big dollars, but he’ll have a lot of choices.
6. Coco Crisp: He has been limited to a total of 167 games the past two seasons, largely because of injury, and the Royals declined to exercise an $8.5 million option on him in 2010, understandably; Crisp hit only .228. But there is so much that he does well: He plays strong defense, he’ll draw a walk, he’ll steal a base. It’d be a stunner if someone offered him a three-year deal, and the two-year offers he might get probably wouldn’t be more than two years/$9 million total. But he is capable of helping a good team, as part of a mix of outfielders.
7. J.J. Putz: Because he is coming off a significant injury, he is more likely to see one-year offers than multiyear proposals. But everybody remembers the dominant, hard-throwing right-hander who struck out 56 batters in 46.1 innings for Seattle, and you can bet that there will be teams — especially big-market teams like the Red Sox, the Angels, the Yankees, etc. — who will be willing to roll the dice on a chunk of change in the hope that Putz bounces back.
8. Placido Polanco: He won’t get any big offers — he almost certainly won’t get any offers of three or more years — and all of the offers he gets might not necessarily be to play second, the position he has manned since being dealt to the Tigers. But Polanco is a highly respected pro who can catch the ball and can put the ball in play, and last year, he did rack up 45 extra-base hits (in 618 at-bats).
9. Rafael Betancourt: There is a big “if” involved with Betancourt. If the Rockies don’t offer arbitration to the veteran right-handed reliever, a ton of teams will look to sign him. But if he is offered arbitration, a lot of teams won’t touch him because he’s a Type A free agent, and any team (other than the Rockies) that signed him would have to give up a top draft pick. (The guess here is that the Rockies will offer him arbitration, after playing this out for a while. And by the way: the same “if” applies for Billy Wagner, Jose Valverde, Mike Gonzalez and Rafael Soriano).
November 16th, 20098:11 pm
KEN OBER DIED?! What the hell?! Why are all these people from my youth dying? Is this what getting older is like? To hell with that. I loved that show when I was like…15 or 16.
November 16th, 20098:15 pm
Jones got 2 third place votes which put him 7th
November 16th, 20098:19 pm
Before or after getting fat?
November 16th, 20098:23 pm
MZ, I can’t give you any info on those guys you’re thinking of seeing Tuesday, but if it’s one or the other you should definitely save your cash and go to the Wednesday show. That’s the same tour I’m seeing here tomorrow — Dan Auerbach (of Black Keys) with Justin Townes Earle (Steve’s kid, who has two outstanding albums under his belt) and Jessica Lea Mayfield, who’s also quite good.
Great lineup. I just hope Auerbach plays — he missed a show last night or night before because of sickness.
November 16th, 20098:25 pm
Sorry for the new-blog delay, folks. Spent the day trying to shake this cold/sore throat. Cigar I smoked yesterday probably didn’t help, after I’d already felt it coming on.
Ain’t like there’s a whole lot happening, but I know the blog’s bogging down, which it seems to do at about 3,000 comments (30 paginated pages).
November 16th, 20098:34 pm
which it seems to do at about 3,000 comments (30 paginated pages). (DOB)
can’t say that I notice that on my puter
November 16th, 20098:36 pm
nolie, I think it’s only noticeable on mine when I’m using my broadband card upstairs in my house, not when I’m using DSL downstairs in my office. And I’m upstairs.
November 16th, 20099:01 pm
NP on the new blog DOB, hope you get to feeling better!
November 16th, 20099:06 pm
It’s a little different out here- nobody (except apparently Bobby’s Cox) cares about the Clippers
November 16th, 20099:25 pm
VJ, congrats on the New Hampshire win – believe it or not, this Spider was rooting for your boys, if only to make this Saturday even more meaningful. And you’ll love this – in recognition of the Tribe’s victory over the No. 7 team, vs. our pasting of winless Georgetown, the FCS Coaches Poll … dropped you out of a tie with us, back to No. 5 (updated just a couple hours ago). D’Oh!
Doesn’t mean squat, of course, as the game will settle the pecking order. If there were any justice, given how head-and-shoulders the CAA is above any other FCS league, the winner of our game would get one of the four seeds along with Villanova. Instead, the winner will most likely get one only if Delaware upsets Nova. At least this year it’s not a winner-take-all game just to get into the playoffs, as last year’s screw-job turned out to be for y’all.
National semifinals is your baseline? Been there two years straight – sure, we’ll beat you again in the semifinals!
November 16th, 20099:35 pm
For all you non-Florida college football fans -
November 16th, 20099:41 pm
Thanks for pointing out the poll, Keeper – since I had looked at the poll midday today, I thought I had the new one. That is a perfect example of the perfection of polls. I only grabbed semis to not sound greedy – since we lost to JMU in the semis five or six years ago, I’d like to do better than that. We would have been better off if you had beaten ‘Nova, but it’s better than the days where they didn’t set the second round until after the first ended, to cut down on travel and reward teams more likely to draw a lot of fans.
November 16th, 20099:47 pm
“I guess you are failing to really understand the essence of what I am saying. perhaps I rattle on too much. but I think if you read the entire exchanges you would realize that what you are asking is not really that same as what I was talking about.” nolie
Thus the asking of my question. Had I read all of the exchange, I would guess that I’m intelligent enough determine what you meant. But I didn’t. So I wasn’t.
November 16th, 20099:49 pm
nolie I’ll bring the tar, McFann can bring the feathers…she has birds, right?
Haha! Well, I have a bird, but I know plenty of ‘em…I’m sure they wouldn’t mind giving up a few of their old Summer feathers.
November 16th, 20099:52 pm
DOB or anybody out there… Do you watch Prison Break?
For whatever reason, (after having avoided it for a couple of years), I bought season one on DVD a couple of weeks ago. I’m almost done with it, but it hasn’t really captured me yet. Kind of got into around episodes 5-10 or so. Then it just seemed to fizzle.
Reminds me of a really long, drawn out tv version of Shawshank Redemption (without the good actors). Just can’t see how it’s going to remain strong enough (or get strong to begin with), to last the four seasons that it’s been on.
Just looking for somebody who’s into it (or somebody who gave up on it), to give me the thumbs up or thumbs down without giving it away.
We shoulda beat Nova – Times-Dispatch photos of their first touchdown clearly showed the receiver never got his feet down. Then again, we only beat Delaware by blocking a 23-yard field goal attempt to end the game, so stuff evens out.
Yeah, system is better now, but odds are one of us is going to have to travel to App State in the second round – not because App is better, but because as a larger school, they’ll generate more revenue for the NCAAs. Even without the screwed-up bowl system, it’s still all about $$$$$.
November 16th, 20099:58 pm
I hear ya brothers and sisters! take a look at this
November 16th, 200910:04 pm
DOB (November 16th, 2009 3:38 pm): “O.J. — I don’t have a problem with the two first-place votes (because as I said, I would’ve voted for Coghlan to win). It’s the lack of second-place and third-place votes that I’m surprised by. I mean, only six writers voted him second and nine voted him third (in addition to the two first-place votes).
“That means 15 of 32 writers didn’t think he belonged in the top three. That’s difficult to understand. He’s gotta be in top three, in my view.”
Me, I suspect Frank Wren of threats, intimidation and arm-twisting in an effort to keep Hanson’s future arbitration cost down.
A good GM is always thinking a couple years ahead, right, Dadgum?
November 16th, 200910:18 pm
Had I read all of the exchange, I would guess that I’m intelligent enough determine what you meant. But I didn’t. So I wasn’t. (N8)
well sometimes these days I ramble on too much and it gets confusing.
November 16th, 200910:22 pm
Get well Chief and get your girl over there to take care of you.
November 16th, 200910:36 pm
Nolie I agree with you but it took a few paragraphs to get there.
I am not advocating the Braves adopt a shoot for the infield goal. My comments went into the messy land of cash flow driven teams whose design center is more about the business of baseball vs. the business of winning championships.
They can make a nice living aiming for close enough/good enough teams and get away with it.
In any event this is a tributary idea which doesn’t change the fact that the Braves need a bopper in LF or 1B who is an impact guy versus a role player.
They have the pitching and the pieces where an impact guy can put them over the top. Lets hope they can land said player via trade or FA.
I am tired of hearing about Braves hunting trips in October.
November 16th, 200910:39 pm
Did you get the message I sent you the other day about SP?
November 16th, 200910:40 pm
New blog coming shortly…
November 16th, 200910:45 pm
Yeah, that would be nice. I hear a lot of we’re going here and we’re doing that, I sense that there are other things thats holding up the blog these days. Call me nosy, but a cigar? Okay, I am Old School.
Don’t speak it and you can’t jinx it!
November 16th, 200910:59 pm
It’s a little different out here- nobody (except apparently Bobby’s Cox) cares about the Clippers
I didn’t realize anyone cared about basketball.
- runs and hides -
November 16th, 200911:16 pm
Spent the day trying to shake this cold/sore throat.
You probably didn’t see my free medical advice on twitter, which was that out of date medicines won’t hurt you, they just lose their effectiveness. If you’re not planning to go to the doctor and are just going to try to cure yourself at home with out of date OTC medicines allow me to suggest gargling with hot hot salt water. Listerine and whiskey are good as well. Gargle the listerine. Drink the whiskey.
I sense that BossLady knows a secret. Hmmmm.
November 16th, 200911:41 pm
Any of you code experts want to help me out? How can I turn something into a link? say I wanted to write “Jason Heyward” and make it a link to his stats. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
November 16th, 200911:46 pm
RICHMOND cleaned VMI’s clock tonight in BB. 103-62. Best looking team play I’ve seen since JOHN BEILEIN’s teams early this decade, and DICK TARRANT’s of the JOHNNY NEWMAN era of course..
November 16th, 200911:57 pm
“well sometimes these days I ramble on too much and it gets confusing.” nolie
One thing you can rest easy about my friend. I don’t see any posts in the future having me complaining about anybody’s rambling.
P. W. Hjort
November 16th, 200911:58 pm
It’s /// Jason Heyward
November 17th, 200912:02 am
OK, never mind.
Start by typing the alternate for a “,” on your keyboard (shift+comma. Less-than sign), followed by: a href=’http://www.yourlinkhere.com’ followed by the greater-than sign (shift+period). No spaces except for between the a and the href. Then, again with no spaces, type the text you want displayed. Finish by enclosing a /a in another set of less-than, greater-than signs.
November 17th, 200912:03 am
Any of you code experts want to help me out? How can I turn something into a link? say I wanted to write “Jason Heyward” and make it a link to his stats. Any help would be greatly appreciated! (GG)
there’s a way to do that but I can never remember it offhand. I just drop the address into the post and say “go look here”
some formatting at above site. don’t remember if it tells what you asked or not, but you can look
The syntax should go something like this:
<a href=”http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-braves-blog”>Link Text</a>
November 17th, 200912:05 am
November 18th, 200911:51 pm
No more Buddy Carlyle. Some dumb ass Japanese team signed him. One less BUM available for Bobby to be tempted to use out of the bullpen.
Best news so far for the Braves this off season.
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December 5th, 20098:11 pm
i wouldent mind seeing jermaine dye back if he played left he would probably be ok defensivly azand matt could plasy right tell the kid comes up dt dye sure as heck cant be worse then loaf thats impossible lol
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January 5th, 20106:13 pm
Johnny Damon would be a good fit; Dan Uggla would be an excellent fit. This team needs pop in the worst kind of way, and while I’m confident that Troy Glaus will hit a lot of homers for us, having two right-handed 30-plus HR guys would be excellent.
We really don’t need Damon to bat leadoff, as we already have Nate McLouth, who should be healthier and therefore more effective, and Matt Diaz, who did so admirably last season.
We need Uggla to take pressure off of Chipper and McCann. If we get him, I think he has a breakout, 35-110 season, and I think we become a top-tier title contender, even without Vazquez.
January 5th, 20106:29 pm
On different notes, not all interceptions are equally harmful, just not not all touchdowns are equally helpful, and Matt Ryan threw a LOT of harmful interceptions this past season (the two most-notable examples came in New Orleans). I expect much better things out of him in 2010.
Jason Snelling’s running in Tampa Sunday was the most-impressive part of this Falcons’ season; he ran over and through people and broke many tackles. THAT running was old-school.
I watched a little of FOX’s pregame show, which has more cons than pros. Jimmy Johnson is obnoxious and misleading, and that Frank guy is the definition of “white trash.” In response to Johnson’s comments against Buddy Ryan, let’s deal with facts: Johnson wasn’t that good a head coach; he made one awesome trade, to his credit, but did little else. On the other hand, Ryan had very much to do with the Bears’ defense, but who actually benefitted that much from Johnson’s coaching? He went to Miami when they were barely a playoff team. He left four years later, and they were just the same, which says pretty much everything about Johnson. He misused Dan Marino immensely. If JJ wanted to establish to run, taking away the already-there passing game is the worst-possible first step. There’s such a thing as using the pass to set up the run, and vice-versa.
I recommend Mark Bowman’s articles; this blog is too music-oriented.
May 21st, 201310:31 am
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