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Heyward

January 16th, 2010
11:39 pm

Jed who is Fred Armisen? should i google him?

P'cola Brave

January 16th, 2010
11:40 pm

Can’t say I have anything to back it up but I think Eddie is very modern and would coach as such.

jed

January 16th, 2010
11:40 pm

pro football is a soulless game. it just reeks of corporate interests and vegas gambling.

Heath

January 16th, 2010
11:40 pm

That’s a pretty big jump from BP coach to Manager isn’t it? Doubt Eddie gets any serious consideration…. I could be wrong…but that seems like a loooooooong shot.

nolie

January 16th, 2010
11:41 pm

and how is small ball a more modern kinda game? It was around from day one b4 homers amounted to anything. just curious

Heyward

January 16th, 2010
11:41 pm

just a gut feeling but if anyone takes over for Bobby that is in the organization now it’s Snitker(again that’s probably not the right spelling).

Steve from OH

January 16th, 2010
11:41 pm

I think Eddie would be a good candidate. Should at least get some consideration IMO.

nolie

January 16th, 2010
11:42 pm

Snitker is right, Hey

David O'Brien

January 16th, 2010
11:43 pm

Do you think the Braves will tap a “manager-in-waiting” like so many D-1 college football programs or do you think they might go after someone who is currently a manager/coach for another organization (Fredi Gonzalez)? — Uno-Ocho

No, they won’t name a manager-in-waiting. Or let’s just say I’d be very surprised if they did. Extremely surprised.

And by the way, the only college football teams that I can think of that had that arrangement were FSU and Texas. Now only Texas, since Bowden is done at FSU. What other teams you talking about?

jed

January 16th, 2010
11:43 pm

Jed who is Fred Armisen? should i google him? (heyward)

he’s a talentless SNL actor. keenan thompson’s pretty funny though. one of those guys (like chris rock) who makes you laugh just looking at him.

P'cola Brave

January 16th, 2010
11:43 pm

I mean it to be modern as its coming back into play. During the ’90s when balls were flying out of stadiums you didn’t have to play small ball as much. You could move base to base and wait for the big blow. Since the crack down on steroids, HR have been down and it seems to me you see more teams playing small ball. Thats what I meant by modern. That it seems to be making a comeback, not new.

Heyward

January 16th, 2010
11:44 pm

Nolie, don’t kill me for saying this…but a couple of weeks ago I think someone said they would like for Yost to be the manager and you said he lost control of his team….not your exact words I know…..in your book would he be or is he a not so good choice?

David O'Brien

January 16th, 2010
11:45 pm

Heyward, don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m curious: Are you either really young or relatively new to this country? Again, please don’t take that the wrong way. I was just reading some of your questions/comments and wondering what the background might be.

nolie

January 16th, 2010
11:45 pm

I think if I were picking a guy who is now with the Braves, i would pick Perez.

Topher24

January 16th, 2010
11:45 pm

Joining ‘next Braves’ manager’ conversation late, but I’m counted among those who want Fredi to ditch the Fish and don the Bravo’s managing gear…. but whoever gets it, I hope they wear spikes and take off their caps every time an ump blows a call.

nolie

January 16th, 2010
11:47 pm

..in your book would he be or is he a not so good choice? Heyward

there are a number of others that I would prefer.over Yost.

Heyward

January 16th, 2010
11:47 pm

I can’t lie Jed Keenan Thompson is funny to me…he was the best thing about Barber Shop 2…a pathetic movie overall but he cracked me up it in it all the 2 minutes that he had lines

P'cola Brave

January 16th, 2010
11:47 pm

I’m all for Fredi and I think he’ll be the one to take over if he becomes available. After him I hope its Perez.

Heath

January 16th, 2010
11:48 pm

DOB -

UK had the coach-in-waiting with Joker Philips taking over for Coach Brooks. Convenient forgetfullness or more fun ribbing for us UK guys? ;)

tiger297

January 16th, 2010
11:49 pm

I would like to see Eddie as our next manager as well…and as far as the pro vs college in football I think alot of it is geographical…when I lived up north (and for all mine friends from north) pro football is king (as opposed to college)…in the south it is opposite…probably driven by lack of any real professional success for southern teams (with the exceptions of dallas/miami)

Heyward

January 16th, 2010
11:49 pm

DOB

I don’t know what young is…I am 30…and born in CA….I guess you are calling me an idiot and that’s ok….I don’t have to be here anymore… I think that was really rude by the way but ok

Topher24

January 16th, 2010
11:50 pm

As much frustration as Braves fans have had with TP as hitting coach… I def don’t see him garnering as much attention as MGR as what I once thought he would. Not that fans’ feelings for managing candidates matter… just sayin’. And I love Eddie, but I think he’d need more experience in coaching/managing.

jed

January 16th, 2010
11:50 pm

heyward– he’s hilarious. love him. they’ve got a pretty good cast this season. armisen must be a great networker or backstage politician, because he’s NEVER been funny.

nolie

January 16th, 2010
11:51 pm

.I don’t have to be here anymore… I think that was really rude by the way but ok Heyward

don’t get all ruffled and run off :(

Heyward

January 16th, 2010
11:52 pm

Heyward, don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m curious: Are you either really young or relatively new to this country? Again, please don’t take that the wrong way. I was just reading some of your questions/comments and wondering what the background might be. DOB

I have to say I think that was pretty mean….. well good luck Braves in 2010 but…wow that was below the belt DOB

P'cola Brave

January 16th, 2010
11:53 pm

Joe Girardi didn’t have any coaching experience that I know of when he took over the Marlins and he’s been highly successful.

nolie

January 16th, 2010
11:54 pm

Lotsa Marlins fans and some in the organization are pretty down on Fredi. Nobody is perfect.

BTW did anybody think that BEAR INC could be that Marlins fan who always posted about financial things?

Topher24

January 16th, 2010
11:54 pm

True enough about Girardi and others have had success with little or no previous experience… but that would probably count as an exception rather than a rule, agree?

Robert (Chipper Is The Best)

January 16th, 2010
11:56 pm

Heyward, lighten up. I have been on this blog for over five years and I really doubt DOB meant it that way. He was simply wondering. It was not a “below the belt” shot in my opinion.

Heath

January 16th, 2010
11:57 pm

Heyward -

Don’t mistake DOB’s comments as rude. I can assure he meant no harm. Football is normally regarded as the most popular sport in America and baseball might just be third…

P'cola Brave

January 16th, 2010
11:58 pm

Agree. But I think it depends on the person. To me Eddie Perez has always seemed like one of the most baseball intelligent people in the game. I don’t think he would have any problem managing right away. Not everyone gets so lucky but to me Perez would fare well and could be a very good fit.

Topher24

January 16th, 2010
11:59 pm

About Girardi… I don’t think he’s one of the cases where he was just lucky, however, if he had managed the Pirates or Royals in his first season… regardless of how well he managed, those teams would have still lost or not made postseason or whatever… would he have been given the chance to manage the Yanks? idk. Don’t guess it matters, though, history is history. It happened the way it did.

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:00 am

Joe G got ripped a lot for the way he handled the pitching staff down there. Wasn’t all peaches n cream

tiger297

January 17th, 2010
12:00 am

plus eddie manages in central america/winter ball every year so not sure how he could get much more experience aside from managing minor league team or the braves go after somebody else’s manger

heyward

just thinking he was curious how someone in the US for 30 years would be asking some of the questions you have…more of a background thing…just guessing though maybe he was really trying to run you off the blog LOL

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:01 am

Heyward -

To further that point…I am 29 and grew up in Ky….it makes perfect sense for someone like me to have UK basketball (commonly regarded as the best all time) at the top of my sports list, Braves baseball 2nd (TBS coverage back in the day and no pro team in Ky) and football after that (UK not a football school and no pro team in Ky). So, asking about your background is just another potential way for DOB to understand why you feel the way you do.

jed

January 17th, 2010
12:01 am

yeah heyward, there are a lot of very young people who post sometimes and it’s just good to know who you’re talking to. like jurrjens. he’s 10, i think.

Topher24

January 17th, 2010
12:02 am

I like Eddie a lot, and I do think the guy’s got baseball savvy… but again, my clear choice is Fredi. But how about a tandem of Fredi and Eddie??? That’s got a nice ring to it.

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:02 am

I think he’s gone

tiger297

January 17th, 2010
12:02 am

sounds good to me topher…eddie as manager and fredi as bench coach i would take that

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:04 am

Fredi is tied up for next year at this point IIRC.

Topher24

January 17th, 2010
12:05 am

Any combination would work for me as well, but Fredi’s not leaving Fish for ATL’s bench job. Eddie moving up in the new manager’s coaching staff, however, would not be surprising.

P'cola Brave

January 17th, 2010
12:05 am

Fredi would be my number 1 but Eddie is my number 2. I don’t know what kid of relationship Caddahia and Fredi have but maybe you would see Fredi give Eddie the bench job if he is hired as manager.

tiger297

January 17th, 2010
12:05 am

nolie what does the abbreviation mean?

P'cola Brave

January 17th, 2010
12:06 am

IIRC i believe means if i remember correctly

jed

January 17th, 2010
12:07 am

nolie–jurrjens is 10, right?

Topher24

January 17th, 2010
12:07 am

Fredi is contractually bound, nolie, but greater obstacles have been overcome. Atlanta would have to get permission to talk to Fredi, and Marlins would have to release him from his contract… who knows if they would? However, I presume they would if he let them know he didn’t want to manage for them.

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:08 am

tiger If I Remember Correctly

jed I think JJ claims to be 15

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:09 am

jj is quite the character on here though, regardless of age. :)

P'cola Brave

January 17th, 2010
12:09 am

I believe he was close to losing his job this year with the marlins. I could be wrong.

bravofan

January 17th, 2010
12:10 am

is there something wrong with being young and blogging?

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:10 am

not so sure since it would benefit a team in the same division, Topher. But you are right it might happen, in fact there was a small push to fire him this year I think. They might just dump him. Just injecting some reality into the conversation :)

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:11 am

bravofan -

I hope not. ‘Cause I consider myself young (29). ;)

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:11 am

is there something wrong with being young and blogging? Bravo

why are you young?

Topher24

January 17th, 2010
12:11 am

An aside from the managing conversation…
The internet generally gives a +/- 5 yrs to a person’s age. Plus 5 for women, minus 5 for men. So if a man says he’s 30, he’s more than likely younger… possibly 5 yrs younger, or 25. However, if a woman says she is 30, she’s probably older, as much as 5 yrs older, or 35…

bravofan

January 17th, 2010
12:12 am

prob younger than yall

tiger297

January 17th, 2010
12:12 am

topher

wouldnt expect fredi to come over as a bench coach just sarcastic

I love these BS rules…Braves can’t contact Fredi but Fredi will need to let the marlins know he doesn’t want to manage for them anymore (presumable without knowledge of the interest the braves have in him)…makes alot of sense to me

jed

January 17th, 2010
12:12 am

nah nolie, i’m pretty sure he’s 10. :)

now the ting tings are on (SNL). they’re just a big fat headache. gotta wonder who picks the bands….

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:12 am

Topher24 -

So, do you think P/L was really 37? lol

P'cola Brave

January 17th, 2010
12:13 am

I’ll admit I’m young. I’m only 23 but enjoy the back and forth on this blog.

bravofan

January 17th, 2010
12:14 am

heath: good because im soon to be 17 and get on during school and blog all the time

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:14 am

prob younger than yall Bravo

you could be an old f@rt and be younger than I am, Bravo.
No there is nothing wrong with being young and a blogger

jed

January 17th, 2010
12:16 am

nolie likes them young.

Topher24

January 17th, 2010
12:16 am

From time to time, a team asks permission to talk to other teams’ employees. Remember a few years back when Bruce Bochy moved from SF to SD, SD asked permission to speak with Bochy. So, no BS intended, brother. Just stating a possible means of getting Fredi as MGR.

tiger297

January 17th, 2010
12:16 am

lol @ topher’s age comments…I would also add an age factor in there as well…if someone says 15 probably 10 but most guys I know who are 35 probably won’t say they are 40 on the net…especially if the site is geared to 28 y/o women

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:17 am

good because im soon to be 17 and get on during school and blog all the time Bravo

so by the above rule stated by Topher, you are really 12?

Topher24

January 17th, 2010
12:17 am

No, Heath, just adding to the convo about age… lol.

bravofan

January 17th, 2010
12:18 am

no thank god

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:18 am

$ trumps age though. ;)

Pickens

January 17th, 2010
12:19 am

DOB- UK football just named there past coach in waiting Joker Phillips to be the head coach after Rich Brooks retired a week after the Music City Bowl.

Topher24

January 17th, 2010
12:19 am

Glad to provide a laugh at this late hour. As we’re speaking of ages… I need to retire for the night and go check on my little girl who had her 2nd B’day today. Good night, guys.

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:20 am

at 40 lotsa things trump age. Even O’Brien gets a date once in a blue moon. ( Heyward paid me to say that. )

Heyward

January 17th, 2010
12:21 am

at 40 lotsa things trump age. Even O’Brien gets a date once in a blue moon. ( Heyward paid me to say that. ) Nolie

No I didn’t

tiger297

January 17th, 2010
12:21 am

sorry topher didn’t mean that as a shot at you…just speaking of how there are some rules that seem to be counterintuitive

if the marlins are happy with fredi and the braves contacted them not sure they would have much of an incentive to tell fredi…hey the braves want to steal you from us would you want to move to a team with 3X the payroll

i agree with you if fredi told them he wanted to be released changes the perspective…but would be kinda risky to do that unless he knew the braves had an interest (which would be difficult to know since the braves cant contact him)

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:22 am

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:20 am

at 40 lotsa things trump age. Even O’Brien gets a date once in a blue moon. ( Heyward paid me to say that. )

But not from Craig’s List!!! (Most of you will get that.) :)

bravofan

January 17th, 2010
12:24 am

anybody out here play baseball video games?

bravofan

January 17th, 2010
12:26 am

got it heath

Steve McP

January 17th, 2010
12:26 am

Topher – Is your name actually Christpoher? Used to play cricket with a “Topher” which was a shortened version of his given name Christoper.

Heyward

January 17th, 2010
12:27 am

I don’t like to argue with anyone, I do that enough at work. I argued with Tom Wears Red Boots today and didn’t care for it right or wrong. I don’t get into football, trust me all my friends talk crap everyday during the season, and ask me why I love a, ummmm take the other work for cat starts with a P, sport like baseball…

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:29 am

Heyward -

We’re not saying that you are wrong for liking baseball and not liking the rest of the sports. So, it’s all good. This is a Braves baseball blog (mostly) afterall. :)

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:29 am

No I didn’t Heyward

I’m pretty sure everybody knew that ;)

Heyward

January 17th, 2010
12:35 am

We’re not saying that you are wrong for liking baseball and not liking the rest of the sports. So, it’s all good. This is a Braves baseball blog (mostly) afterall. Heath

It’s not that I don’t like the rest of sports it’s just that I don’t follow it like I do baseball. Could I tell you who played what college bowl game? No, could never…could I answer what teams are in the NFL playoffs…yes I can..It’s not that I don’t like it I just don’t get into it…fact of the matter is I respect every sport and every person who plays it…..college, pro it takes an unquestionable talent to do it.

glord

January 17th, 2010
12:38 am

Heath – Nothing wrong with CraigsList …. as long as you are buying a used car.

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:40 am

did Paul really give up that easily?

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:40 am

glord -

I’ve used it for selling stuff around the house….just not the way….oh, you guys know what I meant.

glord

January 17th, 2010
12:40 am

Heath – Im suprised you are not a Reds fan like most of the Kentucky guys I know.

David O'Brien

January 17th, 2010
12:40 am

Heyward: It was “mean” and “below the belt” in what way? … Oh, nevermind. Forget I asked. You took it the wrong way. I was only asking because it sounded as if you might come from a different cultural background, or perhaps were a little young to recognize some of the pop-culture references people made that you asked about, etc. Again, meant no insult whatsoever. Sorry you took it that way.

glord

January 17th, 2010
12:42 am

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:40 am
did Paul really give up that easily?

I hope so. I did not fight with the guy but he sure clogged up the blog howling at the moon.

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:43 am

glord -

I am not old enough to have watched the Big Red Machine….With TBS carrying so many Braves games as a kid, they were the team to watch. Plus, I have family in the ATL area…they were baseball fans and my mom and dad aren’t…my aunt introduced me to the Braves.

glord

January 17th, 2010
12:44 am

DOB – No matter how many emails or blog posts I write I cant quite figure out how to type “tone”

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:44 am

I just skipped over him unless I was feelin’ mean and then I took a shot at him and got most of it outta my system. ;)

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:46 am

glord

January 17th, 2010
12:44 am

DOB – No matter how many emails or blog posts I write I cant quite figure out how to type “tone”

Is it wrong that I giggled a little when I read that?

glord

January 17th, 2010
12:46 am

I grew up in Vermont in the 80’s and the Red Sox were obviously the #1 team but guess #2? The Braves. The power of TBS.

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:47 am

now I’m gonna hafta find somebody else to take my frustrations out on. anf volunteers who agree not to fight back too hard?

glord

January 17th, 2010
12:49 am

DOB – No matter how many emails or blog posts I write I cant quite figure out how to type “tone”

Oh wait I just typed it. lol

David O'Brien

January 17th, 2010
12:50 am

Speaking of Eddie Perez…

A Venezuelan who lives here in Atlanta told me that Eddie got let go as manager in the middle of the playoffs last week in the Venezuela winter league. Apparently one of his players got into an argument with him on the field, something along those lines. But I don’t know the details, to be honest, because the guy was vague. But he sent me a link to the story in a Spanish-language newspaper. I’ll get it translated and let you know exactly.

jed

January 17th, 2010
12:51 am

now I’m gonna hafta find somebody else to take my frustrations out on. anf volunteers who agree not to fight back too hard? –nolie

i’d suggest jurrjens. he’s too young to fight back…

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:53 am

jed

January 17th, 2010
12:51 am

now I’m gonna hafta find somebody else to take my frustrations out on. anf volunteers who agree not to fight back too hard? –nolie

i’d suggest jurrjens. he’s too young to fight back…

As long as it’s not McFann….I think we all agreed she was the blog’s little sis.

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:55 am

nah I like JJ ok, it’s gotta be somebody I don’t feel guilty about pokin’. during the season there are plenty of in-game idiots, but most leave or tone it down after the season

nolie

January 17th, 2010
12:56 am

nah, I’m skairt of McFann

Heath

January 17th, 2010
12:58 am

nolie -

“not” McFann. ;)

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