5:16 pm January 4, 2010, by David O'Brien
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots
January 7th, 20106:54 pm
You see, in the Southeastern Conference, it’s all about defense and running the football. No conference does it better than the Southeastern Conference.
January 7th, 20106:55 pm
OCHOLOCOBRAVOS(WTF??)– well, ok, I guess you have a point, but I wouldn’t consider McCann what Chipper was back in those late 90’s, early 2000’s. Not yet anyways. He’s not that accomplished, so he can’t be “THE GO TO GUY” like Jones was for so long. Every offense needs that one guy to piggy back, so to speak, the others into the promise land and Chipper ain’t that guy anymore it appears. Maybe he can, we’ll see, and maybe even McCann takes that next big leap, but I just don’t see it.
Jason Heyward, who’ve I’ve seen play, is a spectacular MF’er in every sense of the word. He can hit, hit, hit and the kid knows how to field his position. But we’ve seen so many times where a superstar minor leaguer hits a brick wall when they reach the bigs until they learn what adjustments need to be made. Different world they’ll need to learn.
Anyhoo, DOB, glad we cleared that up. If I ever run into you I’ll be sure to tell you what a great blog you have up and also how I think you’re taste in everything from music to taste in humor/sarcasm really stinks. Believe me, I’m not shy….
Ease in Woodstock
N8 was wrong to correct me.
I won’t say who that was…but dang it if the proof ain’t in the puddin’
N8, agree with CB…to an extent…can’t get through your “long-winded” “postings”…I just assume you have a good opinion and move on!
January 7th, 20106:56 pm
SEC Pride baby…!
January 7th, 20106:58 pm
“though it goes better with a very tan colored bourbon and coke in your hand”
Why do you want to mess up a good drink like bourbon with a coke? Either straight up or a tiny bit of ice is the way to go.
Coach (2011 or Bust)
January 7th, 20106:59 pm
That’s right. Chipper Jones has hit almost exclusively in the three hole since J.D. Drew was a Brave. Larry Wayne jr. isn’t moving out his spot anytime soon. That said, we can pencil in Chipper, Glaus, McCann three-four-five in the Braves 2010 batting order.
January 7th, 20107:00 pm
I hate how there is a month off for both of these teams since they last played. You have to worry about the proverbial “rust” from both teams. If there was only a week off like in the regular schedule, I would say that Alabama would win by around 10. I’m inclined to say that because Alabama is mostly a running and defensive team, that they would be less likely to have “rust” and, therefore, still going to win by such a margin.
“Bear”……………….can you post a link to your blog?…….consider you the most adult poster here and feel you blog might very well be of interest to me.
Especially Turkey, could not agree with you more. Smartest post today.
“Being a Big 12 guy, I’m gonna go with the ‘Horns. Texas wins, 21-17.”
I’m a little disappointed in you, lol
Texas will not be able to hang with Bama’s defense…Watch!
January 7th, 20107:02 pm
very little on the ground, wasn’t sticking for whatever reason, but it did lay on the icy lake. So don’t get too excited, Georgia.
Not really worried about the snow RHR, but do to the record floods awhile back, most of the ATL’s watershed (sorry, science speak for underground water) is pretty saturated and there is still quite a bit of water close to the surface…which is why there have been alot of spontaneous water main and pipes busting closing roads and such…so our worry/excitement is ICE!
I honestly wouldn’t bring Heyward up to start this season. Wren needs to learn a lesson that relying on a kid that’s not even old enough to have a Budweiser is irresponsible. Say he isn’t relying on him and give me a big laugh…. I need it. Sure he is, he said as much in that Glaus press conference. He alluded to him tells me he’s counting on him. I think Wren is, well, I’ve run out of hyperboles to describe this feller.
No, let Heyward be a 20 yr kid that hasn’t seen a pitch in AAA in ST and struggle. I expect it and so should all of you and Wren should know better.
January 7th, 20107:04 pm
Am I the Only one who thinks its pointless to have these 2 hour pregame shows that results in the game starting at 8:15 and lasting to midnight?
Thanks, man. As I said, I don’t drink regular soft drinks, haven’t for some time. Just drink the diet ones, and usually not more than one in a day (and that’s mostly during baseball season, in pressboxes or other places I can’t get coffee). That’s about it. I can’t stomach regular Coke, Dr. Peper, Dew, whatever — all taste like syrup to me as I’ve gotten older. And I don’t put anything in my coffee — no cream, no sugar, no sweetener, no nothing. Just black, and good, strong coffee whenever I can get it, and always at home. Whole bean from a coffee place near my house that’s got varieties from around the world. I try them all.
How is your stomach strong enough to take black coffee, but not Coke? That’s weird.
January 7th, 20107:05 pm
Quick, you’re missing all the great rhetoric on the Tebow sight. Run along you’re missing it.
January 7th, 20107:09 pm
Tom Waits– Tebow is a good Christian kid. Very talented too.
January 7th, 20107:10 pm
Well said in your last post
Add to that Heyward was injured in the Arizona fall league last year which pushed him back a little, I think he gets called up in June….
January 7th, 20107:11 pm
Moe Berg – Funny…………. I am reading a great book about your life right NOW
January 7th, 20107:17 pm
I think Tebow is representative of our best young people. I figure the subject of Florida Football is what you are most akin too. Based on your comments, I don’t think Baseball is your most knowledgeable sport. I apologize for my sarcasm. Do not take me seriously and I’m sorry if I’ve offended you. Thank You
January 7th, 20107:25 pm
dogsbrekky–a very colorful life. ‘The Catcher was a Spy’, I presume. A fun read.
January 7th, 20107:27 pm
Tom Waits– no offense taken. Have a great night!
January 7th, 20107:28 pm
yes, a linguistic spy caught in a baseballers body
January 7th, 20107:29 pm
Seems a popular drink in Salinger’s youth. I know it was in my youth. Funny how the advertisements today make it even cooler.
Reminds me:”Advertisements con you into thinking you’re the one that can do what’s never been done meanwhile life goes on all around youuuuu”
January 7th, 20107:31 pm
Hey, “it’s alright ma, it’s life and life only”
January 7th, 20107:33 pm
do any of you head down to Orlando for spring training?
January 7th, 20107:40 pm
bravofan,hoping to take our 1st RV trip to opening 3 days. I have to find a place to hang out. Anybody got a yard I can park in?
Macon Braves (RIP)
January 7th, 20107:41 pm
Tom Waits—Take your political views elsewhere, we don’t give a crap about them here.
January 7th, 20107:42 pm
DOB, is it possible the Braves could be saying they are at the payroll limit in order to lower the asking price on Damon (being that there is no competition to sign him) or do you truly believe that their payroll is set?
January 7th, 20107:43 pm
Being a Mizzou student, sorry DOB, I have to go with ‘Bama. Words can not express how much I dislike Texas, mainly because they beat us in virtually everything all of the time.
Hoping for a good game though. ROLL TIDE
January 7th, 20107:44 pm
Macon Braves (RIP)-
Sorry Dude, You are correct.
Cb: It’s a lot of fun you will enjoy it expect high prices since Disney runs the venue and there is some sort of camp ground disney runs that is relativley close to the ballpark it is on site of all the Disney stuff and if I’m not mistaken they will transport you to the game. If you are an autograph type of guy be sure to find out when the gates open and go get in line an hour and a half to an hour ahead of that and if you have somebody going with you give them your bags if you have any because if you have a bag they will stop you and search it and that will slow you down for getting in posistion to get autographs.
January 7th, 20107:46 pm
Macon Braves RIP
“Tom Waits—Take your political views elsewhere, we don’t give a crap about them here.”
Co-Sign Bro can we kill the politics…?
And Bro are you into the old 80’s 90’s R&B?
January 7th, 20107:47 pm
No bloody politics…………… YOUR AND IDIOT
Eric In Albany N.Y.
Goldenglove002 DOB, is it possible the Braves could be saying they are at the payroll limit in order to lower the asking price on Damon (being that there is no competition to sign him) or do you truly believe that their payroll is set?
what do u espect wren to do even if he has money left is it enough to do anything better than hinskey or glaus… seems to me we have enough guys to fill the spots in the 25 man.. do u expect a trade? what are we expecting?
should he just spend money to spend money?
January 7th, 20107:48 pm
Or anyone that knows Denver. Got any restaurant suggestions. Going there in a week and would like to try some good local dinning. We like almost any type of food, so any ideas are welcome.
Loving the Wild Card
January 7th, 20107:50 pm
We might as well admit we’re in the Wild Card Division with the Marlins, Mets, Cubs, Brewers and Dodgers/Rockies. There’s almost no way we can compete with the loaded Phillies and with their rotation of Holliday, Hamels, Blanton and Happ. Our only chance is if the Phillies suffer major injuries to multiple players. But we have the best pitching in the WCD. A lot of our success will depend on how well Troy Glaus does. If he’s not close to his former self, we may be worse offensively than 2009.
zmerk i suggest you go to boulder… beautiful place… if youre a beer drinker i recomend the wallnut brewery went there to see the braves play the rox in july youre going to love that place!
i was in the denver area for 45 min and knew i never wanted to go home!
January 7th, 20107:53 pm
bravofan,thanks. No, I don’t worry about the autographs too much. Like most people,have to watch my budget and usually do not stay at too many campgrounds- we usually rough it and go to truck stops to take showers,my wife and I. She is a good lady,willing to let me follow my passions.
January 7th, 20107:55 pm
Yes, let us all have a bourbon (or in my case a scotch, since I just poured myself one), and forego the politics.
January 7th, 20107:58 pm
Have you had MACALLAN, single malt, triple cask?
January 7th, 20107:59 pm
Tomahawkin—I enjoyed our back and forth on music tastes earlier. I’ve enjoyed reading you’re opinions on the Braves on here for quite a while. You’re one of the bloggers here that I always stop at when I see your name and read what you have to post, since whether I agree with you or not, I like your style and manner.
I’m a staunch Independent myself. However, I’m not an “Obama Supporter”(I do support the office of the President however and want our country to stay strong and prosper so I wish the man no ill will) nor do I agree with many people’s attitudes towards President Bush. So I fear that if you and I were to start debating politics, it could ruin what I hope is a good “internet blog” friendship. That’s why I strongly support DOB’s policy against talking politics since it would ruin what is a great forum for us to discuss so many other topics that are less volatile.
We do have two things in common I believe, we both do love some Tupac and some Braves baseball.
January 7th, 20108:00 pm
I had the same thought (about Braves perhaps playing hardball to persuade player prices to come down). Actually, I guess it’s more like wishful thinking.
January 7th, 20108:04 pm
10 year old bottle a friend gave me at Christmas. Still like JW black or red, but this stuff is good.
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots……in response to your 4:16pm post, I never said that the Braves should give back 2 wins to “prove any point”.
The “point” I proved is that the 10-8 record against the Phillies was misleading because of the discrepancy between the first half record (7-2) vs the second half record (3-6).
When N8 said in an earlier post that the Braves went 5-4 against the Phillies in the first half of the season and 5-4 in the second half as well………implied that I was wrong about the “discrepancy” because a 5-4 record in both halves of the season shows consistency.
So in other words, given the fact that we started the year 7-2 against the Phillies……….it was pretty disappointed that we finished the season with only a 10-8 record against the Phillies.
January 7th, 20108:05 pm
Seriously, Chipper could go 0-spring and would still be batting 3rd. — JasonInFL
January 7th, 20108:06 pm
Of course, J&B don’t taste bad either.
January 7th, 20108:07 pm
And Bro are you into the old 80’s 90’s R&B
Some, yes. I certainly used R. Kelly, Boyz II Men, Mary J. Blige, and Keith Sweat to my advantage whenever possible!!
And going back farther, I love Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Al Green, and others as well.
Steve from OH
So, I see the Red Sox hired Tom Battista (per Jason Grey). Why’d we ever get rid of him, anyway? Still puzzled by that move.
Understand now? Paul
could you explain it again slowly & in more detail? I’m not sure I get it yet.
January 7th, 20108:08 pm
Tom Waits–I have had MacAllan quite a bit, but it has been awhile. Liked it quite a great deal. When I used to live in Boston, I had a friend that was fond of it and often had it around. Unfortunately, I am just having the everyday stuff tonight–Johnnie Walker.
January 7th, 20108:09 pm
No, I’ll never understand because we lost 4 straight to the Nats in the final week of the season. So, the season still required us to play 162 games.
January 7th, 20108:12 pm
To All The Bandwagon Texas Fans…!
“We Ready For Y’all !!!”
January 7th, 20108:15 pm
Thank You Mark May, what is the lisping idiot talking about?
I understand O’brien has a man crush on Damon, but Ankiel can be had for a bargain (see O’ Dog last year) and chicks dig the long ball!
January 7th, 20108:16 pm
We do see eye to eye! Dizam, we here!
Do you have any love for Al B Sure, New Edition, Shai, or Changing Faces, as well as Alicia Keys, Tony Braxton, Soul for Real, Tevin Campbell and Aaliyah?
January 7th, 20108:19 pm
N8…….First of all, you tried to “correct” me, when I had the facts dead on. In your initial reply to me, you said “5-4 in first half, 5-4 in the second half”. Now according to my math, you was off by more than one game. The Braves record was 7-2 in the first half..not 5-4 against the Phillies. The Braves record was 3-6 in the second half….not 3-6 against the Phillies.
You might want to re-read your 12:09pm post. The following is EXACTLY what you said WORD FOR WORD: “Before June 28th, we went 5-4 against them. After June 28th, we went 5-4 against them.”
Even if you was “right” and I was the one off by one game………WHY WAS YOU TRYING TO CORRECT ME? You are hammering me for trying to correct you for being one game off………WHEN IN FACT YOU WERE DOING THE SAME THING TO ME. You thought you was right and I was off by 1 game, lol.
You, my friend, are a big HYPOCRITE !
January 7th, 20108:21 pm
N8………the fact that you have resorted to name calling shows your true colors. During this debate of ours, I have not called you one name. Yet you wonder why I resort to name calling.
January 7th, 20108:22 pm
zmerk13: Lot of great restaurants in Denver, particularly ones serving beef in various forms.
But try these places:
Downtown, try the Rocky Mountain Diner, which is a block from the Marriott.
For Italian food, Patsy’s at 3651 Navajo St. For pizza, there’s a place not far from Patsy’s called Buenos Aires Pizza.
And for terrific, cheap, authentic Mexican food, you gotta try: Taquería Patzcuaro. It’s worth finding. I wouldn’t steer you wrong. It’s at 2616 W. 32nd Ave. Phone is 303-455-4389
Tom Waits–Enjoy the gift; it is a good one. I have received several single malts as gifts this last year but not sure that any are as good as that MacAllan.
Kinda Tired of it all
January 7th, 20108:25 pm
Yet you wonder why I resort to name calling. Paul
shouldn’t call names, cause if you do you are a big foul-mouthed dummy, dummy.
He dissed me as well on here today, that’s why I had to put him on ignore. The T-Hawkin doesn’t do petty arguments
Why do they start a 3 and a half game at 8:30pm on a weeknight? Why not start it at 7:30pm so you don’t have to stay up past midnight?
January 7th, 20108:26 pm
…I presume that is to make sure that most of the West Coast people will be home from work?
January 7th, 20108:27 pm
Tomahawkin–Aaliyah, Alicia Keys, Tevin Campbell, and Toni Braxton for sure. Never really got into the others you mentioned much. I mainly just listened to R&B when with girlfriends who weren’t into Rap.
R. Kelly and Keith Sweat were by far my favorite R&B artists back in those days.
January 7th, 20108:28 pm
Red Sox hire former Braves scout Tom Battista. Same guy who signed Tommy Hanson and Freddie Freeman.
Many of you hate on Scott Boras. However, let me ask you this: How many of you “hate” on Boras if it was your son that he was getting fat contracts for?
January 7th, 20108:29 pm
The giver of the gift probably enjoys Scotch a bit more than myself. I am typically Bourbon but acquired a taste for Scotch from my late father. At any rate, he had me rolling it over my tongue for the variety of flavor. At first skeptical, but there are many different flavors to this kick a$$ whisky. As an immature scotch drinker, I appreciated the humble flavors of a lesser scotch.
January 7th, 20108:30 pm
Watching the pregame on ABC….heard the music in the background just now and thought they were calling Chipper out to bat….. just associate that tune with him.
18 Wheels of Love
January 7th, 20108:33 pm
Andruw nearly went 0 for 2005 he still batted cleanup
January 7th, 20108:34 pm
January 7th, 20108:35 pm
Tom Waits–I am probably not one to spend the time gently rolling the scotch across my tongue. I greatly appreciate a good scotch, though. I’m probably more of a scotch drinker who likes bourbon fairly often. I like sour mash but distilled malted barley really hits the spot.
January 7th, 20108:43 pm
WTF was up with that first Alabama drive
January 7th, 20108:44 pm
I thought the objective of the game of football is to drive “down the field” not “going the opposite direction.
LOL. A fake punt on 4th and 23?
Tom Waits wears Redwing boots: Gonna be an interesting game, it seems.
January 7th, 20108:45 pm
Y’all may want to criticize me for being a tad premature, but I don’t care! I think Dentz should be cremated.
Ther other groups I just mention is good shyt…! not to mention old Hi-Five
Brandon from Warner Robins
January 7th, 20108:47 pm
Is that Nick Saban or Jim Zorn walking the Bama sideline?
Hit to the throwing arm for Colt?
And a hello to you too Tom
(and McCoy is down…Texas holds it’s collective breath)
January 7th, 20108:50 pm
Tomahawkin…………I have shown that I can engage in a disagreement without having to go there with the name calling. Sure, I have went there in the past. However I am making an effort to not go there.
Still, N8 is one of those guys who hates to be challenged on anything. He takes it as a personal insult for someone to challenge him to defend his position on something. He is quick to correct someone for “being one game off” (when in fact I was absolutely correct). However when I corrected him for “being one game off” (and being correct in doing so), he goes ballistic.
He resorts to name calling when he is losing an argument. In the past I resorted to name calling when I was being attacked. Big difference.
January 7th, 20108:51 pm
Unfortunately yes with Mccoy on the bench.
January 7th, 20108:52 pm
Hi sweetie, and you too cabravesfan. What’s on the menu tonight?
Personal foul that results in a half yard penalty? They could have gotten 4 personal fouls and it wouldnt have hurt Alabama.
January 7th, 20108:53 pm
Texas looks good, but they still play 60 minutes of football. Weren’t they leading Florida at halftime last year.
Garlic fries for me (I’ve been dealing with a nasty cold all week)- not sure what VJ will be dining on
January 7th, 20108:54 pm
Crazy game already. Good stop for Bama.
January 7th, 20108:55 pm
What a time to get injured. If McCoy cant come back, Alabama may have an easy time of it
January 7th, 20108:56 pm
It really sucks if McCoy can’t return and I mean that in all seriousness. No one should get injured in a game this big. Although I like Bama, Texas would be a great National Champion as well.
January 7th, 20108:57 pm
Soph…….Bama was lucky that McCoy wasnt in there when it was first and goal at the 1/2 yard line. I’m not saying that it was a sure thing that Texas would have scored a touchdown. However, their chances on scoring a TD would have been much better if McCoy was in there.
Wow. Bama. Wow.
January 7th, 20108:58 pm
LOL!!!!!!! Did dude think it was a punt? You cant let a kickoff hit the ground and bounce like that.
Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.
cabravesfan, I’m sorry you’re not feeling well. Garlic fries? Is that because you are feeling poorly, or is the honeymoon over, already? Either way, again, my sympathies.
Very poot start for Alabama so far. 2 TOs
OK, I’m allready giving up 4 pts, now i’m going in 10 pt hole.
January 7th, 20108:59 pm
What in the world is Bama doing so far? Are the butterflies that bad?
January 7th, 20109:00 pm
I’m rooting for my money, that’s all.
Field goal kicker early favorite for game MVP honors?
Bama! Come On!!!
2 TOs…only 6 points for Texas though. That could come back to haunt them. Especially if McCoy is out the rest of the game.
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