1:54 am February 5, 2010, by David O'Brien
February 8th, 201010:43 am
I said dude was weird talking about his experiences with them on here, AFTER I tell people mine. LOL
February 8th, 201010:44 am
The same way “Intervention” gets people to go on their show…they lie about the purpose of the cameras. They thought a documentary on entry level jobs was being filmed. I actually liked the show, but I’ve worked that type of job before, so it caught my interest.
Another show on Palladia recently was a Jeff Beck concert. Clapton came out later in the show and played some killer blues with Beck. He had this young lady playing bass-quite possibly the best bass player I’ve ever seen and I saw Nathan East two times with Clapton. She played an extended solo where Beck stood there with his hands crossed over his guitar watching her intently (probably does it every show). After she finished, he stood there and applauded her performance. Now THAT is tribute.
There is a video of this show available and anyone who vaguely likes Jeff Beck’s awesome guitar work (or appreciates killer musicians in general) should check it out.
February 8th, 201010:49 am
I haven’t gotten a chance to watch it yet. The wife made it into about the first 5 minutes and had me turn it off so I’ll have to watch it by myself. We also rented “The Hangover”, it was great.
February 8th, 201010:50 am
I do not understand how the Braves think they can compete with this OF.
Last Fall, everyone agreed the offense needed to be upgraded. All that has been done since that time, to the starting lineup, is replacing Adam LaRoche with Troy Glaus. If healthy, Glaus is good. However, aside from the fact that he is right handed, does anyone think he is going to put up numbers that are that much better than Adam? If Troy is healthy, the two players are about a wash.
Other than that, nothing has been done. Melky Cabrera is not a corner OF capable of taking a team to the playoffs. Yes, the Braves’ bench may be better. The starting lineup is not that much better. It would be a mistake for the Braves to rely on Heyward to be that offensive presence.
February 8th, 201010:51 am
talk about f-bombs, I think that movie had one in every sentence and sometimes more than one.
Why did she make you turn it off?
February 8th, 201010:56 am
Hillbilly-You got HD service? If so, do you get the Palladia Channel? Incredible music quality-sound and video. Saw a David Gilmore show the other night you would have gotten into. Lew
No, I don’t have HD service. Was it the 2008 David Gilmour Live at Gdnask concert? I’ve been cranking that CD for about a week straight now. Saw it on VH1 Classic a few months back, too. The old man can still rock it as well as he did in his prime. I think that was Richard Wrights last show, too. Best live performance of Echoes since Pompeii.
February 8th, 201010:57 am
Got to hear from all the bandwagon riders today at work……………….SIGH!!!
February 8th, 201010:58 am
She’s not into all the gore, she didn’t know what I was getting her into when I rented it. And who knows why women do the things they do, I was ready to watch it.
dmack-Will Glaus hit as well as Roach did after coming to Atlanta? Probably not but, then again, neither would Roach had he been there all year. Will Glaus equal (or exceed) the numbers we had all of 09 from first base? Probably -and likely by a fair margin. If healthy (and I believe he is), he will crush our 1B production from 09, IMO.
February 8th, 201010:59 am
Not sure if somebody else let you know but the Arcade Fire let the NFL use that song, but are donating all of the proceeds to Haiti relief.
February 8th, 201011:01 am
Hillbilly-I believe that is exactly what the show was. Believe me though-HD service is worthwhile for many reasons (especially now that the TV’s have come down so far with their prices), but Palladia alone would be worth most of the price. The picture and sound quality is extraordinary and though they have programming that wouldn’t interest us, they do have a wide variety of music on – something for everyone, if not 24 hours daily.
Lew – that bass player is Tal Wilkenfeld. She’s ridiculous, as you already know:
February 8th, 201011:03 am
Daslied-She sure as hell impressed me.
February 8th, 201011:06 am
“If so, do you get the Palladia Channel?” Lew
LOVE that channel. My wife? Not so much. Because I’m using up ‘her’ DVR space. Since it’s HD it takes up way more room, and I pretty much record everything on there. They had a 3 hour Springsteen concert on there. That’s where I caught the Steve Vai “Where the Wild Things Are” concert, and I’ve been checking out all of the unplugged and storytellers episodes they air. Love those.
That Jeff Beck thing was awesome. Love his bass player. Not only can she play like a mofo, but she’s cute as a button as well. Glad somebody else is aware of that channel. Most of my band guys have dishes and don’t get it with their packages, or it’s not offered. I stumbled across it about a month ago, and other than the NFL network, MLB network, it’s about all I watch unless I’m watching the network stuff my wife and I watch.
February 8th, 201011:07 am
dmack, Well, lets see, Glaus replaces LaRoche, Prado replaces Kelly, Cabrera replaces Anderson, Diaz or Heyward replaces Franceour. Hinske replaces Norton.
I think i see a huge improvement over last years starting lineup.
February 8th, 201011:11 am
Nathan-We have His and Her TV’s with their own DVR’s. That way I can watch whatever I want without having to see every episode of The Number One Lady’s Detective Agency show.
But yeah, I’ve been totally impressed with Palladia. Saw the Springsteen show, Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust, the Beck, Vai, Foo Fighters and even an old Skynyrd show (with the now dead Dudes) and quite a few more. Even watched a Crossroads with Def Leppard and Taylor Swift that could have been quite a bit worse than it was.
February 8th, 201011:13 am
Possible reasons why the AJC writers are not critical of Bobby Cox and ignore his continuous blunders in management procedures and lack thereof and his apparent failure to understand even some of the most simple and basic fundamentals and procedures for winning:
(1) They are undr orders from the AJC powers that be.
(2) They have just made an agreement that they will not be critical.
(3) There are so many continuous blunders and management and lack thereof that there is no place to begin to address them.
(4) They are under threat of not being given access to the team if they are critical.
YOU NOTICE – that I did not list – that they do not notice or understnad this incompetency. I do not believe that this could possibly be true.
February 8th, 201011:16 am
Don, and I suppose you have the perfect formula for winning huh? Unless you have ever actually been a manager in the major leagues, then you need to shut the F%$ up.
February 8th, 201011:19 am
OJ-Come on now-it took him 60 years to figure out e didn’t like Bobby Cox and come here to belittle him the last year of a 20 something year career. A winning formula would take him much loner than he likely has left.
February 8th, 201011:21 am
Lew, my two favorite shows that surprised me was the John Mayer storytellers, as I stated the other day. Not a huge fan of his at all, but came away fairly impressed with him after watching it. And the other one was a band called Paramore. Kind of a cross between some of the emo/punk crap and no doubt. Have a cute little thing singing and the band was pretty good. Their half hour unplugged set was pretty cool.
I usually don’t get into much of the newer, younger bands too much (occasional song here and there), but for whatever reason couldn’t turn the channel when I caught that show. A little too pop for me, but catchy tunes. My buddies were giving me crap because it looked like the crowd mainly consisted of young girls. So I just claimed that I was channeling my inner-teenage girl.
I actually had bought that Foo Fighters concert about a week before I saw that it aired on there. It was only 10 or 15 bucks so no biggy, but you can’t help but dig Dave Grohl. Dude just looks like he’s having a blast at all times, and his tunes are pretty cool too.
But yeah, I haven’t decided if I’m going to get the Extra Innings package this year or do the online thing again. But if I go the Extra Innings route, a 3rd DVR is a must. Our other one is in the bedroom and I don’t want to be stuck watching baseball in the bedroom all the time, so it’s a perfect excuse to get one in the basement, right?
The part that blew me away on the Steve Vai concert, was the violin player. Simply crazy to see somebody keep up with him on a violin. I can only take small doses of Vai. He gets a little to Zappa-ish for me at times. That man is a strange duck. But it seems that most guys with that much talent kind of are. Gotta be kind of a nerd to put that much time into practicing and woodshedding in the basement as a kid.
All the guys I know personally that I would consider to be over the top talented at their craft are a bit left of center.
Don-If this supposed break they give to Bobby Cox is so repugnant to you, then why do you continue to read the AJC sports page and blog on their baseball site?
February 8th, 201011:23 am
Arkansas: Ironic. I picked up Surrogates this weekend. I hadn’t seen it since it came out. It was better than I remembered, though I still wouldn’t put it at the top of its genre. My wife liked it. She opted for it over Zombieland as she has little to no interest in gorefest movies, regardless of critical reception. Fine by me. I tend to enjoy Bruce Willis’ movies.
February 8th, 201011:28 am
So you would suggest getting Surrogates? The only reason we didn’t rent it was the fact that it was already out so we opted to go with Zombieland and The Hangover.
February 8th, 201011:29 am
And how ’bout CBS taking advantage of that plum post-Supe TV slot by airing the debut episode of … what the hell was the name of that show anyway? I watched about 3 minutes, something about a Waste Management exec going undercover at the company to get the lowdown on how things run. So boring that I went to the DVR. — DOB
Yeah, but next week, it’s the CEO of Hooters going undercover.
On second thought, if he has to put on the tank top and urnge shorts … hey, look, Olympic hockey is on! Yes! Break out the Molsons! (Actually, I found a beer called Kokanee when I was in British Columbia a few years ago that was quite tasty after another round of great scenery combined with mediocre golf skills).
Don, and when will we be seeing your debut as a Major League Manager?
February 8th, 201011:32 am
Nathan-When you have an excess of talent-much more than John Q. Public- it is almost a requirement to walk ( or dance) to the beat of a different drummer.
I view Vai with many mixed feelings as well. I liked Zappa and even saw him under optimum conditions (front row dead center in a show put on by Mercer that I didn’t even have to pay for-with a lineup including George Duke, Aynsley Dinbar, Jean Luc Ponty and Ian Underwood). I can see why Vai plays like he did with FZ as a mentor.
Seen Vai, too (hate to mention it, though, but WTF) with Whitesnake. He was pretty amazing, though WS sucked the OTHER time I saw them without Vai.
Foo Fighters always impress me live, but damned if I can find one of their CD’s that I like at all (given up wasting money looking for one). Frustrates hell out of me.
Agree on the younger bands. Wasn’t overly impressed with the Killers of Franz Ferdinand shows on Palladia. I’ll have to check the Paramore show out.
February 8th, 201011:34 am
Killers OR Franz Ferdinand. Don’t want to start a MLB Trade Rumor.
February 8th, 201011:38 am
Lew, good call on Palladia. I didn’t even realize I had it until a few months ago, and now it’s a staple. So much great music on there, and I find myself watching bands that I normally wouldn’t pay much attention to. It’s become my channel to turn on when nothing is on. Especially if I’m online / working etc.
They had a great Jamey Johnson hour long special on a while ago that really got me into his story and his music. Great stuff.
I really need to keep an eye out for that Jeff Beck show. Sounds incredible.
February 8th, 201011:42 am
Funny story you made me think of talking about the BBQ joint being out of food.
One time I went to Long John Silvers drive thru. I ordered fish, they say ‘we can’t make any fish we’re out of batter. would you like something else?’
No joke, I was thinking 2 things
1) if you’re managing a Long John Silvers, how do you run out of batter?
2) what else is there to order?? Cole slaw??
Oh well, story from the useless story department
February 8th, 201011:44 am
Maybe it’s because when the AJC talks to the players, talks to the scouts, talks to other GMs, talks to other managers, talks to the coaches, none of them give the AJC a leg to stand on in attacking Cox. You don’t think some columnist or radio personality wouldn’t love the chance to be able to boast they were a big reason for running Cox out of town?
The thing is that they can’t get any professional actually involved in the game willing to go on or off the record trashing Cox – well, at least, none who don’t have credibility issues, i.e., an axe to grind – and there ain’t alot of those out there.
That’s the thing about journalism. A responsible professional journalist needs to have evidence provided by those in the know in order to indict an athlete, a manager or a coach. Sure, the journalist can go off on his own and state his opinion that he would have done this, that or this differently based upon what he has observed, but that doesn’t carry too much weight with an intelligent reader if there are no credible sources cited supporting what the journalist is saying. It just becomes the anecdotal observations and opinions of a layman versus the expert opinions of the professionals.
February 8th, 201011:55 am
Lew, totaly agree with you on Vai with WS (I refuse to type it out in full). Never saw them without Vai. But why would anybody have a reason to? I’m not saying that as a 19 year old, living in this town that I wouldn’t have gone to the show had Vai not been in the band, because back then I went to EVERY concert that came to town, to do my part to asure that more concerts continued to come.
But whether you like WS or not, Vai’s guitar work on that album is one of the best hard rock axe-work put together. If you can get past the silliness of the tunes and lyrics, as a guitar fan it’s pretty amazing. Pretty much at the same time that Passion and Warfare came out and imo, he was at the top of his game.
I’m kind of with you on Foo Fighters. Very select tunes that I like by them, but I’m a live guy. For cryin’ out loud, I enjoyed a damn John Mayer storytellers show!! I’ve just always been a sucker for enjoying watching people perform. Especially great guitar players.
That’s pretty cool about you seeing Zappa. I had a buddy growing up that was a really good drummer (he actually now is that national manager for all of the Guitar Centers of all things drums/percussion for the chain), and he was a huge Zappa nut. I couldn’t do it. But I had another guy I knew that had a live CD (I’m sure there are many) and his – ahem – version of Stairway to Heaven is frickin insane. I think it was old, because I think Vai was still with him then, but not sure.
I would have payed a pretty penny to witness a Zappa show live. Just can’t do it in CD/album format. Too off the wall for me. It’s like jazz on acid.
I was just telling a friend of mine that the show/tour I’m bummed out I was too young to travel to see at the time, was the David Lee Roth “Eat Em’ and Smile” tour. Would have loved to see DLR with that lineup (Vai, Billy Sheehan and Greg Bissonette). Talk about a monster lineup. Diamond Dave was lucky to have them. Everything I ever read about that tour was nothing but raving about it.
February 8th, 201012:01 pm
Don – How about
5) Bobby refuses to allow behind the scenes interviews with the AJC
February 8th, 201012:07 pm
Last night when I blogged WHO DAT?, you replied,”Another freakin’ BAMDWAGONER!”
Here’s something you might want to consider before making another such comment in the future. You have absolutely no idea who I am or what team affiliation I’ve had in the past. I was 11 years old and living in Mississippi when the Saints played their first game. I’ve been a fan ever since. You’re obviously one of those people who type faster than they think.
February 8th, 201012:10 pm
Make that BANDWAGONER.
February 8th, 201012:15 pm
Arkansas: So you would suggest getting Surrogates
If you enjoy sci-fi movies, yes. It is entertaining. It took a while for my wife to get on board with the idea of watching any Sci-Fi. But she did. It came with a price though. I now must watch the Twilight series… a series which, when I viewed the first two, I noticed that the bulk of the audience laughed, cried, lived and died with every utterance of the characters and every twist of the plot. In some circles that’s a good movie. But as a fan of movies in general and interest in sci-fi/supernatural action flix I have so far found the Twilight “saga” to be an abomination. I don’t think that’s overstating it. I find them to be only a notch above Bratz. (Yes, I see practically everything in every genre)
Anyway back to Surrogates. It’s a solid sci-fi action flick and is a pretty entertaining movie. Nothing life changing, but then, neither was Zombieland.
It just becomes the anecdotal observations and opinions of a layman versus the expert opinions of the professionals.
Not to mention that the anecdotal observations in question come from a poster who has yet to create any viable cred as to whether or not he could possibly discuss the topic knowledgeably.
In other words, it’s not even anecdotal, but merely blowhard ranting.
February 8th, 201012:23 pm
Mark Bradely estimates Atlanta should have around $5.4m left to spend.
February 8th, 201012:24 pm
the braves being good enough to make the playoffs is debatable, but i dont think them being a better team is. especially if you assume glaus will be healthy.
adam laroche, garrett anderson, greg norton and ryan church have been replaced with
troy glaus, melky cabrera, eric hinske and jason heyward.
if you take a look at those two groups of players, its pretty clear which group is better.
(i left out kelly johnson, since he will likely be replaced with thurston or some 3rd string middle infielder)
the offense is definitely better, without a doubt. that doesnt mean its good enough, but its definitely better. if you dont believe me, you really need to go and check out what garrett anderson, ryan church, and greg norton did last season.
February 8th, 201012:27 pm
wow we got a totally unforecasted 2″ snowfall this morning. its amusing seeing the wall to wall weather coverage the news stations had going on during the snowfall. as late as the 6:00-7:00 a.m. news they were saying it might flurry in the shoals (NW corner of the state) because some light rain was moving in and it was below freezing there, but it was no big deal and that a warm front was actually moving thru and we’d see 50 degrees today and none of that would affect the north central or NE parts of the state. Lo and behold an hour later there is 4″ on the ground in some places in NE bama.
Marc in FL
February 8th, 201012:32 pm
I was rooting for the Saints, but the Superbowl is the only time I watch football, so didn’t really care either way. Good for them I guess.
People need to stop comparing our line-up to the Phillies, our pitching staff blows theirs away, so compare the entire teams if you’re going to compare at all.
You guys need to stop watching all these geriatrics on HD, the truth hurts.
Our outfield would be fine if we had to wait a month or two for Heyward. Then you figure Schafer could still come up and make an impact this year… Would it have been nice to have even more depth? Sure, but I’m far more concerned about our INF personally.
TV isn’t supposed to be real; it’s supposed to be entertaining. Just a friendly reminder.
February 8th, 201012:36 pm
We have 5 black holes in the line-up for the first month of last year and still had 4 after McCann got glasses. Comparing opening day line-ups, we easily are better going into 2010.
February 8th, 201012:40 pm
Mark Bradely appears to have come to that conclusion based only on the subtraction of 11.5 and the addition of 6.1 without regard to any raises to other players.
I still think there is more “wiggle room” than being let on compared to last years salary. No matter how you add it it, the Braves are spending less this year than last year.
February 8th, 201012:42 pm
Imagine if Glaus does come back to his ‘08 form? People, if this were Feb. 09 we’d be pumped about Glaus who put up very solid numbers the year before. I know he looked like s*!@ coming back with the Cards last year, but he was probably completely out of wack by then, I’d guess. Personally, I’m gald they didn’t sign LaRoche. Thought him coming back to Atlanta on a terror like that was a bit flukey anyways.
Comparing opening day line-ups, we easily are better going into 2010.
Unfortunately so are the Phillies and whoever else that matters.
February 8th, 201012:43 pm
Hey DOB…have you ever eaten at Sam’s BBQ 1 on Lower Roswell Road in Marietta? It is in my top two BBQ places I have ever eaten at…loved it! Their NC, vinegar based sauce is awesome!
February 8th, 201012:44 pm
Tennessee Paul, I just posted what the guy said. I think it’s really stupid to get in a fight over how much a team has to spend when even DOB isn’t 100% sure. Not saying you’re starting an argument, just that some people will.
February 8th, 201012:51 pm
TnBrian: No worries. I had just finished reading his post as well and that was the first thing that popped in my mind.
February 8th, 20101:04 pm
“He had this young lady playing bass-quite possibly the best bass player I’ve ever seen…” -Lew
That was an excellent show- and I too was captivated by the hot (but not trying to be) bass player.
Seemed like Beck played 90% of that show with his thumb…Day in the Life was good, and like you said- when Clapton came out they tore it up.
February 8th, 20101:27 pm
“That was an excellent show- and I too was captivated by the hot (but not trying to be) bass player.” BA
That’s the half of it isn’t? She’s just a naturally beautiful woman and her smile is stunning. She truly looks like she’s having a blast. Which makes it a joy to watch. Too many “serious” artists out there.
It’s rock and roll. Nothing serious about that.
February 8th, 20101:41 pm
“Lew – Will Glaus equal (or exceed) the numbers we had all of 09 from first base? Probably -and likely by a fair margin. If healthy (and I believe he is), he will crush our 1B production from 09, IMO.”
you are more of an optimist that I am, I guess. Looking at the overall production that we got from all of our 1B last season (Laroche, Kotch, Barbaro, Norton, Prado) here’s the final numbers.
.294avg 621AB’s 183H 38 doubles 19HR 86RBI
Id honestly take that line from Glaus, I dont see him putting up numbers much better than that. He may hit more HR’s, if he stays healthy, but no way he comes close to that avg or that many AB’s
February 8th, 20101:45 pm
here’s where I pulled those numbers from
Laroche – 212AB 69H 11-2B 12HR 40RBI
Prado – 82AB 26H 6-2B 1HR 5RBI
Kotchman – 298AB 84H 20-2B 6HR 41RBI
Norton – not much of course 8AB’s 0hits (shocking I know!)
Barbaro – 21AB 4H 1-2B
February 8th, 20101:52 pm
Braves 1B production for all of 2009: .295/.362/.452/.814 58 XBH (including 19 HR) with an OPS+ of 118.
Agreed with Unbelievable. I doubt Glaus will hit for that average. That would be a career high. When healthy he offers similar OPS numbers… but I don’t think we’ll get a full, healthy season out of him at least not one that produces that kind of numbers.
Of course must of the power numbers were added at the end of the season….
February 8th, 20101:55 pm
February 8th, 20101:58 pm
DOB, any news on which minor leaguers will be invited to the big league camp?
February 8th, 20101:59 pm
Went down to Turner Field today to watch some pitchers, talk to couple of guys, etc. Saw Mike Dunn, Lee Hyde, Steve Marek throw.
Should say, Moylan is in terrific shape. Saw him today without the loose jacket he was wearing when I saw him last week. Dude is put together. He’s 10 pounds heavier than last year, but looks to be in a lot better shape. Says it’s the best shape he’s ever been in at this time of year….
As much as the Braves are reading and willing to go to camp with this roster, don’t be too surprised if they sign someone else. There’s quite a few free agents remaining, and prices will be dropping closer we get to camp.
Do I think it could be Damon? Yes, but don’t know how likely. Price still has to get lower than what Boras and Damon are looking for. But I can tell you the Braves have no interest in Jermaine Dye.
February 8th, 20102:04 pm
T-Paul, i would take his 2008 stats and be thrilled-.270avg,.372obp,.483slugging,.856OPS,27hrs,99rbis.
How did Lee Hyde look? He had a terrific year in the minors, would he strictly be a relief guy or do you think he would do fine in the rotation?
February 8th, 20102:05 pm
dmack2027 — I do not understand how the Braves think they can compete with this OF.
I hate to start on you dmack2027 so please dont take it personally, but what would have done differently. Personally, I think this will possibly shape out to be a very exciting year, not only for the outfield, but for the offense completely. I also dont think the OF will start the year as Diaz/McLouth/Cabrera. I think Schafer or Heyward will step up and there will be a platoon in LF. The best way to improve this OF was not to necessarily hamstring themselves with a bad 2 year contract. What else could they have possibly done without commiting the same mistake they made with Lowe (which ultimately, in the long run, i dont think will be a mistake)? Go overpay for Nady? Overpay for Damon? If you are FW, how do you make this OF better with the amount of money the braves have to spend?
February 8th, 20102:08 pm
I wonder if the Braves have any interest in Jonny Gomes?
Says it’s the best shape he’s ever been in at this time of year….</i?
Ain't it always, LOL? Just once, I'd like to hear a player answer the question with:
"Oh, hell, no. I spent the offseason swilling beer and wolfing cheeseburgers, and the only exercise I got was chasing skirt. I was in better shape than this when I was in grade school. But, if you're going to quote me, damn right, best shape I've ever been in, going into the spring."
Just curious, because you always talk about your DVR, but is there anything that you actually watch while it’s on? — N8
Sports and news, and that’s about it. Sometimes I’ll watch a show 15 minutes after it starts, but on DVR, so I can skip through the commercials.
Say it ain't so!
February 8th, 20102:09 pm
I do hope the Braves get Damon but I also hope it’s over soon. I’m tired of checking MLBTraderumors 3-4 times a day to see where he lands.
February 8th, 20102:10 pm
But I can tell you the Braves have no interest in Jermaine Dye.
good to know. i wonder then, who else besides damon is a possibility? jonny gomes?
February 8th, 20102:11 pm
if the braves sign jonny gomes i think nolie and i will have a big laugh.
February 8th, 20102:12 pm
Arkansas Transplant: Hyde’s got good stuff, just needs to work on location like most of their good, young arms that are getting close to being ready. They kept him relatively healthy last year as a reliever, and I think that’s the role the Braves will have him in for the immediate future as he works toward getting to the the majors.. Besides, there’s no room in rotation.
Agree with you on the DVR. I rarely watch live tv anymore. My brain is so programed to fast forward through the commercials that when I do watch live tv, I try to fast forward and realize that it’s live. There is only one time of year to watch commercials and it was last night.
February 8th, 20102:17 pm
What else could they have possibly done [in the outfield] without commiting the same mistake they made with Lowe (which ultimately, in the long run, i dont think will be a mistake)?
Wait for the 2010 FA class, I guess. It’s certainly much more attractive offensively than this year’s. Or maybe Wren is waiting for some of that low-minors pitching to have some trade value.
In any event, we’ll get to have the same conversation next year, since it looks to me as if the primary need next offseason will again be a RH banger in the OF.
Wayne in Utah
February 8th, 20102:18 pm
Feel asleep during the early part of the 3rd quarter…..did I miss any good commercials?
February 8th, 20102:22 pm
DAP,it is kind of surprising the lack respect Gomes is receiving. Fielding is not great,but a better than avg. major league hitter. You would think he would have welcomed back to Cincinatti.
February 8th, 20102:24 pm
scoots and Wayne,thanks for all the fouls on Sat, we needed all the help we could get.
February 8th, 20102:25 pm
Schafer will not break camp with the Braves. He needs to spend some time in AAA. I just think the Braves should send Heyward to AAA to save money on his arb clock. If that happens, the Braves have an OF of Diaz, Nate, and Melky. That OF has little speed and power from positions where offense is needed.
I still cannot believe that someone like Johnny Damon has gone unsigned, but players like Ben Sheets, that hasnt pitched in over a year, got a 10 million dollar deal. Thats probably the market Damon is looking at honestly, even though its pitchers and positional players, he is probably wondering how a guy like Sheets, a guy that is a health risk and only pitches every other 5 days can get more than a guy like Damon that plays everyday, and wasnt injured for a full year.
February 8th, 20102:26 pm
I just metion Gomes, and I’m sure others are with me on this, because checking out the FA that are left he’s really the only one that stands out for what we could use … besides Damon.
CB, especially since at this point, he will probably be ecstatic to accept a $1mil offer. someone might could even get him for a greg norton salary.
Did I miss something? Tigers? Being out west, it is hard to follow the ole alma mater….
February 8th, 20102:29 pm
O.J., only a team like the A’s would sign Sheets to that rediculous contract because their GM is known for buying high, then shipping them for prospects down the line. With Sheets I bet he’s traded this summer since it’s a one-year deal. If they hadn’t gotten Sheets than Damon would be in Oak. I bet. They’d have given him $9/10m at least. Guess they figured Sheets could net more since teams are always after pitching, especially by the trade deadline.
Unfreakin believable. The Brewers are erecting a 7′ statue of Bud Selig outside of their stadium. That is just aweful.
I have nothing against Damon or any of the other Boras clients, but I hope they all get WAY below market value, just to make Boras and his “delay and turn down legit offers” strategy been seen for what it really is…….
No Braves news yet……..check back in a few days.
February 8th, 20102:30 pm
Wayne,what,you can’t read on the internet? Yes,Tigers
Sheets was a gamble to give the A’s a trading pawn at the deadline this year.
February 8th, 20102:33 pm
FYI, Jordan Schafer has switched jersey numbers from 24 to 2…wore his new jersey at the Caravan. Must have snagged it when KJ left.
February 8th, 20102:34 pm
Can’t or won’t?
It’s been over 18 years since I resided in Clemson. I have to many other irons in the fire to follow my old alma mater. If they are playing on a national game on TV, and I happen to be home….maybe.
Sorry, but just too much water under that bridge.
February 8th, 20102:35 pm
dmack2027…I really dont think braves will start with diaz,cabrera,mclouth although i do believe that outfield is a lot more formidable than what they started with last year, anderson/schafer/francine. Plus, I think the braves can afford to take a little less from those positions considering what they are getting offensively from positions that dont normally produce, ie catcher. Also, the starting pitching depth will cover a lot of those OF inadequacies.
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February 8th, 20102:37 pm
Jordan Schafer has switched jersey numbers from 24 to 2…wore his new jersey at the Caravan. Must have snagged it when KJ left.
Oh, great, now Schafer won’t be able to catch popups
Bay Area Steve
February 8th, 20102:41 pm
TnBrian, you’ve got to be the only person alive who thinks Oakland consistently overpays for players.
ncgary, ‘preciate the article. Good stuff.
February 8th, 20102:44 pm
Re: DVR use.
I don’t watch a lot of TV live either. Sports and news are about the only things that wouldn’t be that great watching on a delayed basis. Love my DVR so that I can skip through commercials.
February 8th, 20102:47 pm
I see over on Schultz’s blog he says he E-Mailed Wren about Braves’ interest in Damon, and to see if he would shoot down the rumor, and he did not reply. Not overly telling, in fact, usual, but he didn’t shoot down the rumor like other GM’s have.
February 8th, 20102:49 pm
You should go to Community Q for lunch. Surely they won’t be out of food then…
February 8th, 20102:54 pm
Renegator, I’m not at all motivated to go back for a third time in hopes they have food. Maybe later, like after spring training. But the no-food thing just left a bad taste for me. Or, rather, no taste. (thank you, thank you, I’ll be here all week.)
February 8th, 20102:56 pm
Thank the refs, they’re the ones who were eating their whistles. I mean, 46 foul shots? Please. Kinda hard to play a pressing defense when you get whistled for breathing wrong.
‘Course, none of that would have mattered if the Tigers had shot the ball worth a bleep.
February 8th, 20102:59 pm
Not overly telling, in fact, usual, but he didn’t shoot down the rumor like other GM’s have.
Maybe he just had better things to do than reply to Schultz. You know, things like adjusting his shorts or stifling a yawn. Like that.
February 8th, 20103:00 pm
Just reading back a couple of pages. I can’t believe KC said that any BBQ outside of Texas sucks. There’s great BBQ everywhere, from the Carolinas clear out to the Rockies. Depends what you like. I’ve always been partial to Memphis dry-rubbed ribs and vinegar-based BBQ that I’ve had in eastern NC. Frankly, I love all BBQ, though savory over sweet most times.
February 8th, 20103:01 pm
I always thought “eating their whistle” meant the refs weren’t calling fouls, weren’t blowing the whitsle…You’re clearly saying otherwise…Am I frickin’ wrong again?
February 8th, 20103:02 pm
DOB, I’ve never in my life been to a restaurant that was out of food. Of course, I’ve been to restaurants that have run out of items on the menu, but never out of food. That’s kind of slack, actually.
February 8th, 20103:04 pm
BASteve, I should have said “chewing their whistles”, I guess, LOL. You’re right, I misspoke. Anger of the moment clouded my head.
February 8th, 20103:12 pm
DOB I was not a fan of the show after the superbowl but maybe cbs knows what they are doing…I just read this on USA TODAY
The premiere of reality series Undercover Boss, which followed the game, was seen by 20.3% of homes in those cities, the biggest rating for a post-Bowl show since ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy in 2006. Preliminary national figures will be available later today.
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