9:20 pm January 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
January 31st, 20104:38 pm
nolie & shmoe
Ya’ll speak the truth the Braves were terrible against the under .500 teams. I know the record against them might not reflect what I’m saying exactly though.
January 31st, 20104:41 pm
I guess I’m just used to you knowing everything, I guess, nolie. No, not scripted at all. I’ll go more into it when I get back; gotta head out to the Shakespeare Tavern to see “The Canterbury Tales.” And yes, I know that’s Chaucer but they’re doing it anyway.
Y’all hold down the fort.
January 31st, 20104:43 pm
I have to agree with Jay. The Nats have queitly put together a solid team. They may make it above .500 this year. It will be hard though considering they are in the NL East. Its going to be a heck of a race with the Phils, Braves, Marlin, an Nats putting quality teams on the field.
January 31st, 20104:46 pm
Hopefully the Nats and Marlins will be able to beat up the Phils a little bit better than last year
January 31st, 20104:54 pm
There are still a few things that I know nothing about Grinch, but when I find one I check it out
I have an almost insatiable curiosity about almost everything.
January 31st, 20104:58 pm
MMA is real and is scary – a few of the the MMA and UFC dudes used to hang out at my bar (the one I attended not owned) in Vegas… saw this 5ft 3 inch dude beat the living sweet baby bejesus out of some 6ft 4 ass one night, scary sacry dudes..
listening to some old Bob Seger this arvo, man that guy could write a tune or 10
January 31st, 20105:04 pm
Yes, the Nats are putting together quite the bought team. Zimmerman and Lannan are their two bigger names drafted by them. I guess as a Braves fan we’re just used to our team drafting and developing. If my calculations are correct that lineup Jay posted only the two Zimmerman’s/Lannan/Martis/Desmond/ are from their system. I’m not naming the no-names.
January 31st, 20105:05 pm
Good points about the other teams in the division. The NL East could turn out to be the most competitive division in baseball this year. The Nats are not all that horrible the Marlins are always a scrappy team, and the Mets I think will be better than most are expecting. I can actually see the Mets rebounding this year to win the NL East. This division will not be a cake walk… I could easliy see the NL East being won by 1 game on the last day or two of season.
January 31st, 20105:06 pm
Game time buddy. The Tridbe pretty much have to have this game….
January 31st, 20105:07 pm
Judging from my inbox, the Viagara manufacturer must be giving away a lot of samples.
Eric In Albany N.Y.
January 31st, 20105:09 pm
hey! does anyone know what kind of picks the braves are looking at in the draft this year?
January 31st, 20105:12 pm
DOB,they must know something about you.
January 31st, 20105:13 pm
Heath – it probably doesn’t matter too much at this point -we’ll probably have to win the CAA Tournament to move on, unless we win out, which is not a realistic possibility. We’ve started this game scoring on five free throws – no FG’s yet…
Listening to Led Zep’s remastered The Song Remains The Same, more than two hours of remastered rock mastery.
January 31st, 20105:14 pm
DOB, TMI man TMI. lol
January 31st, 20105:16 pm
Palmiera probably gave them your name
January 31st, 20105:17 pm
that is my fave Led Zep album,
Dobi – my boss lady, as I call her, has about 900 old albums in perfect nick, picked em up from her mum’s on Friday and am listening to them slowly this week… she has every imaginable “The WHO” and “Roger D” album, and I mean everything… thinking of framing the covers for some apt art !
Will get to Led Zep next week sometime
some of this old Bob Seger is fabulous, shame he disappeared
January 31st, 20105:18 pm
By mid-season the Nats rotation could be Marquis, Lannan, Olsen, Strasburg and Zimmermann(back from TJ)
January 31st, 20105:19 pm
re Song remain the Same – why was Black Dog in the movie but not on the album soundtrack?
January 31st, 20105:20 pm
On the drive home from the office last night, listening to the iPod on shuffle …
Merle Haggard, “Hungry Eyes”
Hank Williams, “Thank God”
The Smiths, “Jeane”
Leadbelly (was fiddling with the transmitter, so didn’t get much of it)
Billie Holliday, “Big Stuff”
David Bowie, “Panic in Detroit” (great song. hadn’t heard that in a loooong time)
and as I was pulling into the driveway …
“Let me tell y’all a story … So far-fetched it must be true….”
Tough to get out of the truck when Patterson and the boys are cranking like that. Alas, sleep awaited.
And damn Rondo is fun to watch play.
January 31st, 20105:23 pm
Eric from Albany N.Y.
Good ones I hope J/K! Hopefully IF specs though but the best philosophy the BPA.
some of this old Bob Seger is fabulous, shame he disappeared Doggy
You talking Silver Bullet stuff or even earlier? We used to run up to Cobo Hall in Detroit and watch him all the time. Really rocked and great albums through the entire 80s at least. Lost favor in the 90s though still made a few albums.
January 31st, 20105:26 pm
DOB, Quantam of Solace wasn’t as good as Casino Royale, but it was still a good and very enjoyable movie.
“And the lyrics — if I ask nicely, will you stop with those? There’s only room on this blog for one of us to offend people with lyrics, and what I post is at least fine songwriting that some just happen to not like.” – DOB
In the words of Shaggy/Eddie Murphy: It wasn’t me
18 Wheels of Love
January 31st, 20105:32 pm
Primanti Bros. on Travel Channel.
January 31st, 20105:37 pm
nolie – was listening to “The Distance” I think it is called, my best mate loves a song called “Roll me Away” which frankly I always thought was just so so………… but now that I am older and dumber… well it rocks
January 31st, 20105:44 pm
what # and how many picks are the braves expecting to have in the draft does anyone know?
TnBrian: Nats aren’t really a “bought” team in the sense of just buying free agent players. They signed Dunn last year and Marquis and I-Rod this year (both of whom are short term stop-gaps), but several of their better players were traded for with a surplus from their minor league system, just as the Braves have done for years (Willingham, Olsen, Dukes, Morgan, Burnett). They got Flores as a Rule 5 draftee…
January 31st, 20105:45 pm
The Distance was pretty much right in the middle of his hotters period, early 80s. He went through a number of stages in his career. I remember Bob Seger System,Bob Seger, and then hit it big with The Silver Bullet Band. Still one of my favorite traditional rockers. I think Live Bullet is one of the better live albums ever cut.
January 31st, 20105:50 pm
yes I am playing Live Bullet next…”Beautiful Loser” is a fave of mine all time
January 31st, 20105:55 pm
Here’s Bob singing America the Beautiful at the ‘06 World Series.
January 31st, 20105:56 pm
Pete Garrett is The Oils……. although I do love some Rob Hirst
January 31st, 20105:57 pm
Great way to combine music & baseball Tater
Doggs, posted it this one page one for you…not sure if you saw it.
Midnight Oil gang minus Garrett form new band with some Violent Femmes guy. I’m just now checking it out.
January 31st, 20105:58 pm
funny, he does “Nutbush” on this Live track…. great version
January 31st, 20106:01 pm
that’s funny. Doggy and my posts were both posted after 18 wheels but appear b4
January 31st, 20106:02 pm
Eric In Albany N.Y.
#35, 52, 68, 100 in the 1st 3 rounds
January 31st, 20106:03 pm
shefield has narrowed his options down to 2 teams and has not said what 2….
January 31st, 20106:04 pm
18 wheels, funny cause Pete Garrett used to talk at his concerts in the early 80s about surfing the big break out the back in Whale beach etc in Sydney….imagine a big 6 foot 8 inch Aussie, bald lawyer surfing the big breaks….always thought he danced like a retard……… ie no co-ordination…. will look at all the links after I listen to “Nutbush” Seger style……. love this guy…………. so smooth
January 31st, 20106:05 pm
Here’s a little video on Heyward for those of you who can’t wait to see him in action. Also here’s a bonus video of Julio Teheran.
van morrison is to bob seger as dylan is to bruce springsteen. but whereas i’d categorize the dylan-springsteen thing as one of “influence,” i’d say the vm-seger thing was more a case of seger flat ripping off van.
Looks like the entire album is mostly instrumental Dick Dale-ish surf tunes. Sounds interesting. Hope I can download it one day.
Hirst is a madman.
why are we talking about sheff?
January 31st, 20106:06 pm
just thought it was funny that sheff was plaiining on playing is all
January 31st, 20106:08 pm
Only thing Sheff is good for now is cooking. Why is the wordpress turning into a Nazi?
January 31st, 20106:09 pm
January 31st, 2010
N8, I couldn’t agree more with your analysis at 1:03. I think the Braves are capable of fielding a very good outfield from the following players:
Adding Damon would necessitate a change unless they leave both Schafer and Heyward in Gwinnett all season. And I don’t see that happening.
Furthermore I don’t see the wisdom of getting rid of Cabrera and/or Diaz just to gain Damon for one year. For some reason that doesn’t jell in my mind. And I don’t see Damon for two years at his age. I hope someone else signs Damon and that they do it soon. He might help the Braves win a couple of games this year but his arm could just as easily cost them the same number of games or more. He would be exciting but I don’t think he will prove to be a big enough plus to justify making the changes necessary to add him to the team.
January 31st, 20106:10 pm
i’d say the vm-seger thing was more a case of seger flat ripping off van. jed
I guess I’d have to disagree a whole lot with that statement.
January 31st, 20106:11 pm
I’ve been reading, on here, speculation as to whether or not the Braves should spend $5 million on Johnny Damon. Where does that figure come from?
He recently turnded down $6 milllion from the Yankees. Earlier in the winter, he turned down a two year, $14 million offer, also from the Yankees.
except Van Morrison SUCKS BIG TIME LIVE…………. really really sucks
January 31st, 20106:12 pm
Why is the wordpress turning into a Nazi?
Don’t know if anybody else has had this problem, but it’ll sometimes say that I’m posting comments too quickly when it’s been at least 5 minutes since I last posted.
January 31st, 20106:13 pm
oh nolie….you want me to bring the hammer? cause i’ve got it, and i’ll use it too, ya ol’ goat.
if the Braves could get Damon for $5 million/1 year contract do it. For that contract Damon is a value. It would give the Braves flexibility if Heyward shows he needs more minor league at bats (he is still so young) and if Heyward is ready it would give us depth to trade either Diaz or Melky (probably Diaz due to Melky’s versatility) for prospects or to address another need that arises. It would move McLouth to 7th in the lineup with the RF hitting 8th. Our lineup would be strong and gain a veteran, championship winning presence.
Saving the money will not carry over to the draft or signings of Latin America players, but I hope the Braves bean counters understand the importance of not going cheap in that area. A lot of reviewers (such as EPSN’s last rankings) rank the Braves last draft as nothing short of disasterous. The economics of baseball show that it pays to invest in young players that you can control for 5-6 years before free agency. Jurrjens, Hanson, Escobar, Prado, and Heyward are great young players playing for relative peanuts compared to some of the more recent free agent prices. Teheran, Delgado, and Vizcaino are a talented young trio who could pay big dividends in 2-3 years.
January 31st, 20106:15 pm
jeffrey, thats exactly what happened to me. That thing needs to chill!
January 31st, 20106:16 pm
brekky–i’d say van morrison live (like neil young, dylan, and the grateful dead) is hit and miss. one night brilliant, the next night less than inspired. i’d rather take my chances on being there the night of one of his transcendent shows and miss than go see a band that is consistently above average. but go listen to “it’s too late to stop now” or “live at belfast” and tell me that’s not brilliant, inspired stuff.
January 31st, 20106:17 pm
Watching Dennis Rodman on Celeb Rehab, this show is awesome……….
January 31st, 20106:18 pm
Dennis Rodman In Rehab? That Has To Be A Lie! I Dont Believe It!
January 31st, 20106:19 pm
jed – he almost passed out into 1 song in Perth way back in the 80s, got booed off stage
January 31st, 20106:20 pm
m posting comments too quickly when it’s been at least 5 minutes since I last posted. jeffrey
yeah me too I guess it thinks we are too loquacious
January 31st, 20106:22 pm
also keeps timing out on me when I refresh. never had any trouble at all till a week ago or so
It stinks when you write out a long argument, try to submit it and WordPress says “Slow down, ho!”
Then you go back and your entire argument is lost.
January 31st, 20106:23 pm
And then there’s that whole time warp thing too
The Braves could name Tom Glavine as a special assistant to GM Frank Wren any minute now. Looks as if that job would turn Glavine into a first-class multitasker. He’d do some broadcasting, serve as a spring-training instructor, have input into team-building decisions and tour the minor leagues as both a roving instructor and evaluator. Nothing’s finalized yet. But Wren told Rumblings: “There’s a good chance something will happen.”
per Jayson Stark at ESPN.com
January 31st, 20106:24 pm
Bring it on jed, I already fought off Puke last night. I am invincible
January 31st, 20106:25 pm
I haven’t lost any posts yet to the slow down thingy. when I hit the big green return button the post is still there . when you do lose something do you try undo under edit? sometimes that brings stuff back, at least in firefox
Bring it on jed, I already fought off Puke last night
I’m not sure what went on last night, but if Puke is a person, fighting him off doesn’t sound too daunting
January 31st, 20106:27 pm
nolie– i should say that i always liked seger’s stuff from the 70s. “main street” and “night moves” were favorites when i was a kid. it all went to hell though with “old time rock and roll”. and then “like a rock”–that was unforgivable. it’s just that when i discovered van morrison 10 years later and bought all his albums, i couldnt help noticing the extent to which he influenced seger.
January 31st, 20106:28 pm
DOB-I apologize-figured you would already know about it. I could easily have posted something in plenty of time to pre-warn you. Next time I won’t make assumptions, I’ll just post it.
John Adcox-Sorry if the response sounded like I was putting you down. Didn’t really know how else to put it. Hope you have a great time at the caravan.
nolie-When did you get close enough to Janis to know that much about her hygiene? Did it stop you?
January 31st, 20106:30 pm
or the other way ’round. Bob was so influential that his fame predated his accomplishments.
I liked him right on thru the 80s.including what you didn’t. That’s ok, I forgive you.
January 31st, 20106:31 pm
After the pitiful offseason the Dodgers have already had, reports are showing they are trying to get the Loafmaster.
Also, does anyone else think it’s a little bit odd that reports of Glavine becoming “Assistant to the GM” surface just hours after Maddux agrees to just such a position with the Cubs? Smells a bit fishy to me, like a pissing contest
January 31st, 20106:33 pm
Boston Globe says Tigers and A’s, along with Jays, Reds and Rays, are tops in the Johnny Damon sweepstakes. No mention of Damon and Braves at all.
Goldfinger is head and shoulders the best Bond move. Best villian (great role by Gert Frobe, even better than his turn as the startled sergeant on his way to the bunker when he sees the invasion fleet in “The Longest Day.”). Best femme fatale (Honor Blackman as Ms. Galore. We’ll leave out the first name, thank you. Besides, my family was stationed at Fort Knox at the time.). Best line between Bond and his target.
“Do you expect me to talk, Goldfinger?” (as the laser cuts a path that his right toward Mr. Bond’s jewels.)
“No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!”
“Diamonds Are Forever” is No. 2. Best henchmen ever, Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint. Plus Jill St. John as Tiffany Case (hey, Jill, thanks for going with Lonborg on that ski trip where he messed up his shoulder. Thanks a stinkin’ lot.)
I’ll go with “You Only Live Twice” and then “The Living Daylights.” I enjoyed Timothy Dalton as Bond. Pierce Brosnan, not so much. Buddy of mine loves “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” with George Lazenby as Bond — and Telly Savalas as the villain.
“The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Live and Let Die” are my two favorite Roger Moore as Bond vehicles.
You guys are probably typing too fast- you need to be slow like me.
January 31st, 20106:34 pm
“or the other way ’round. Bob was so influential that his fame predated his accomplishments.”
first, no…van morrison influenced seger, not the other way around. seger’s said that many times. second, unless youre paris hilton, how does fame predate one’s accomplishments?
January 31st, 20106:35 pm
Then you go back and your entire argument is lost. —- jeffrey d
There’s an old saying from medieval times; “those that don’t copy and paste, are doomed to retype.”
good album this Live Bullet.. especially with Celeb Rehab going in the background, but I did overcook the lamb…………. bugger
The only reports I hear that link the Braves and Damon together anymore come from Heyman. All others seem to have moved on and figure he’ll stay in the AL with someone like Oakland, Detroit, TB or Toronto
January 31st, 20106:36 pm
Lew, I knew a lot of those folks both movie and music who were involved in the demonstration era politics. I was accused by advisors of majoring in “Concerts & Demonstrations”.Even got thrown outta school for a semester.
I’ll just say she had a certain “aura” about her some of the time that would have kept me from becoming too familiar. She was high most of the time and depressed the rest, no surprise she didn’t take care of herself sometimes.
Great great singer though. I still listen to all her stuff. She could really belt them out
January 31st, 20106:38 pm
hilarious. Also, I can only imagine the nicknames thatll be bestowed upon Mr. Proctor after he blows a few games.
So if the Braves have Procter and they’re playing the Dodgers, is Torre going to instinctively try to go get him to pitch his half of an inning?
“Joe, Scott’s ready in the pen.”
“OK, I’m going to get him.”
“Skipper, he’s with the Braves.”
January 31st, 20106:40 pm
second, unless youre paris hilton, how does fame predate one’s accomplishments
time traveling waves of talent?
geeze jed it was a joke. I know Van influenced him I just don’t see it in the slavish way you do. OK?
nolie-just wondering if you had more direct knowledge.
January 31st, 20106:41 pm
Stinger – so funny but prolly true, the Yanks flogged that Proctor horse worse then a Central Park Clydesdale……………. no wonder he had a drink or 20… but nuttin wrong with that
January 31st, 20106:42 pm
Looks like WordPress has been hanging around T’Hawkin.
January 31st, 20106:44 pm
Boston Globe says Tigers and A’s, along with Jays, Reds and Rays, are tops in the Johnny Damon sweepstakes. No mention of Damon and Braves at all. — StingerSplash
OK, let me go on record once more and tell you, don’t be surprised if Braves are involved.
I haven’t lost any posts yet to the slow down thingy. when I hit the big green return button the post is still there . when you do lose something do you try undo under edit? sometimes that brings stuff back, at least in firefox — nolie
Another thing, which I often do when a comment of mine disappears upon hitting submit (which happens on long blog sometimes when using my broadband card) is just hit the green “back” arrow up in upper left corner of window I’m in. Comment is there, and I hit submit again just to make sure it went through (it’ll usually tell me duplicate comment, because it went through even though it hasn’t shown up yet)
January 31st, 20106:45 pm
nolie– i just wanted to work in the paris hilton joke…
Lew – I just found my fave tv show of all time — all the reruns on http://www.hulu.com….. woo hoo
“Hill Street Blues”
January 31st, 20106:46 pm
pilot episode HSB
January 31st, 20106:50 pm
except Van Morrison SUCKS BIG TIME LIVE…………. really really sucks — dogsbrekky
He’s notoriously moody, temperamental. But unless you’ve see him live multiple times, you shouldn’t assume. Because I’ve seen him twice live, and both times we (audience) were lucky — he was outstanding, and even his between-songs banter was humorous and pleasant.
Saw him one year on New Year’s Eve in South Florida.
It’s 10 til 7 … remember gettin’ ready for first pitch about this time? Man, I miss those days.
January 31st, 20106:51 pm
That Johnny Damon report is like the one that you saw on SI.com after Roy Halladay was traded. “More than 15 teams were interested in Roy Halladay.” Really, 15 teams were interested in Halladay? No DUH. What team isn’t interested?
January 31st, 20106:54 pm
TnBrian,you talk like it was a 100 years ago. Soon enough,buddy.
January 31st, 20106:55 pm
Is the DOBster trying to tell us something?
Lew, I knew her but not biblically if that’s what you meant Had no desire to. Now Jane before her Hanoi days, I had a major crush on, but other than talk a few times that’s the best I could do.
Later she went too far IMO as did the Weathermen.& the resultant Weather Underground Org.b4 her.
January 31st, 20106:57 pm
“This TV” has been showing the “dollar trilogy”, starring Clint Eastwood, all weekend.
Do any of you movie experts know why Eastwood’s character is often referred to as “the man with no name”? (Please, please, please don’t say it’s because the character has no name.)
January 31st, 20106:58 pm
CB, do you remember though? Seems like 100 years ago, you know?
January 31st, 20107:00 pm
Well on Sundays the game would be over already and we’d be complaining about Norton or Bobby by now.
“Is the DOBster trying to tell us something” nolie
Yes. Like when Damon signs with the Rays don’t be surprised to to find out later that the Braves made a last ditch effort to sign him.
January 31st, 20107:02 pm
“the man with no name”? (Please, please, please don’t say it’s because the character has no name.) Tom
what else could we say ?
January 31st, 20107:03 pm
Who knew- nolie was a hippie. Me,too,nolie.
January 31st, 20107:05 pm
Doggy the first two seasons of that great series came out on dvd in 06. No third season since then to my knowledge.:(
Must not have sold well enough.
If hulu has them all it might be the only place you get to see them.
We talk baseball, other sports, music, movies, BBQ and whatever (except politics or religion)
Atlanta Braves RSS feed
Previous entries »
Send a feedback technical issue
Vacation stops, manage subscriptions and more
Visitor Agreement | Privacy Statement© 2013 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution