2:07 pm February 12, 2010, by David O'Brien
February 16th, 201011:54 pm
RHR- That is really funny.
Well even if it was, a heck of a lot of good it did us!
well they were intelligent in his stories MBF, and they still obeyed so it must be doable
THICK Isaac Asimov was a scientist who wrote a lot of very good sci-fi and made up those three laws for most of the robots in his fictional universe.If you are serious
February 16th, 201011:55 pm
To the guy looking for movies, deepdiscount.com is one of my favorite places to buy movies.
February 16th, 201011:56 pm
And I was thinking of how the Twins first baseman picked the Braves player off and tossed him off 1st base and got the out called, way back in that WS!
February 16th, 201011:59 pm
That is STILL ridiculous that he got away with that!! I don’t blame Gant for being mad! He should still be mad!
February 17th, 201012:00 am
“Now Miss State fans throwing stuff on floor. Some of the nastiest fans I’ve seen in the SEC in years past, apparently hasn’t changed…” — Pat Forde
Agreed. I really like Stansbury (from my hometown area)…wish he’s get a chance to go somewhere else. He did take this team to the final four once. Could do so much more somewhere where round ball is a bigger deal (moreso to recruits).
February 17th, 201012:01 am
“I will be stunned if Kentucky is not in Indy. Kentucky and Kansas. Lock them in your bracket on March 14″ — Andy Katz
February 17th, 201012:03 am
Yes, DOB – tell us your bracket picks now, on Feb 17. Please do!
February 17th, 201012:04 am
nolie- I was and thanx. Wasn’t sure if he was an engineer or story teller. Hell, he could be both.
RHR- thanx for the movie site.
February 17th, 201012:05 am
nolie- oh, I see you said he was a scientist and writer.
February 17th, 201012:07 am
drinking some cheap pinot grigio I bought at Kroger – getting lazy.
February 17th, 201012:21 am
I don’t think Kentucky will make the final 4
February 17th, 20101:04 am
I guess the blog pretty much goes quiet around this time.
February 17th, 20101:07 am
No, the late guys will be on soon
But boy does Josh know how to clear a room
February 17th, 20101:09 am
He sure did a great job of that.
February 17th, 20101:10 am
You were on this afternoon, what are you doing up this late?
Home of the Braves
haha. I wonder if Josh feels bad about destroying the blog conversation. I think he was just so wrong that people refused to respond back.
February 17th, 20101:13 am
I think he just threw out a bone and no one bit.
February 17th, 20101:18 am
Well I’ll bite an hour later. If Kentucky doesn’t make the final four I’ll be amazed. Between Cousins and Wall they’ve got more talent than everyone but Kansas.
February 17th, 20101:20 am
One thing about Kentucky and I’m not a Kentucky fan but one thing they do very well is raise their game during the tourney or big games.
February 17th, 20101:26 am
That’s true. Honestly, they raise their game at the end of minor games too. Basically, they have so much talent that it seem like they can just hit the on/off switch when they need to and beat whoever they want.
February 17th, 20101:45 am
ugaacoutant, you have to change your moniker.
February 17th, 20101:55 am
Nolie, agreed on King of New York. Such a good movie, such nastiness. One of Walken’s most memorable roles.
February 17th, 20101:58 am
DOB are you in the Orlando area now? How much time will you be spending in Orlando during spring training?
Ron in Mobile
February 17th, 20102:00 am
Do you ever find out if Usher enlisted the help of Anton Chigurh to help recover that million he had taken out of his car? Sounds like the man for the job to me.
February 17th, 20102:03 am
Do you think there’s any truth to the possibility that the reason Damon hasn’t signed yet is because the Braves have requested time to shop Cabrera to free up money?
February 17th, 20102:04 am
Arkansas Transplant, in answer to your 1:58 a.m. questions: No, and too much.
February 17th, 20103:13 am
Boy, when it goes quiet in here… it really goes quiet in here!!
February 17th, 20103:18 am
It’ll stay a little busier at night ater the season starts
Shanks A Lot
February 17th, 20107:45 am
Good morning all
February 17th, 20107:54 am
Almost 8 in the morning and no one giving up until 2011 yet.
February 17th, 20108:05 am
Lew,I know you are pumped to get to Orlando,we are planning to go two days to Disney and three days of games. We are ready to go!
February 17th, 20108:07 am
CB-Just finished a Heyward drawing and have to go get it printed today and mail it to Orlando along with the Hanson, Chipper, Jurrjens and Schafer drawings. THEN I’ll be ready.
February 17th, 20108:11 am
Lew,I think I have told you but you do some great work. We are going to take a slow route to Orlando,old people can’t move too fast.
February 17th, 20108:14 am
CB-That’s ok-I’ll just keep flying Jet Blue. Did the drive from Orlando to Vermont on the way up here nine years ago – too old for that kind of drive anymore. Of course, there wasn’t a glacier across DC and Virginia at the time, either.
February 17th, 20108:19 am
Yeah,that is a long drive from Vermont-maybe 1500 miles? We have 635 miles.
February 17th, 20108:21 am
I think it was right at 1300. It was a wicked drive and we took our time and did it over three days. Used to be we’d have to stop every four exits so my Wife could use the facilities. Now it’s every other exit so I can use them too. Getting old is not fun.
We drove up in July. It was 97 when we left Orlando and 97 when we got to Vermont. Nasty trip.
"Chef" Tim Dix
February 17th, 20108:35 am
I shared this info w/ DOB, everyone take look. Everyone’s invited and we can get together. BBQ and Blues, need I say more?
February 17th, 20108:36 am
Is everyone on pins and needles (like I am) waiting for that afternoon report on JJJ? Keep all fingers and toes crossed.
February 17th, 20108:41 am
Rosenthal adds that Damon and his wife “would prefer him to play in a more cosmopolitan city than Detroit,” for what it’s worth. What’s more, Damon played golf Monday with Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski and broadcaster Hawk Harrelsoncomments here. What the hell does that mean, his wife is calling the shots instead of damon or boras?
February 17th, 20108:44 am
M., It means absolutely nothing at this point, its all speculation until Damon actually signs somewhere, which my gut tells me is in Detroit.
M.-Obviously you’re not married.
February 17th, 20108:45 am
anyone know when the mri results will be released. regardless jurrjins will miss time cuz the pitching program that cox makes in spring training will be pushed back for him. need to hope for good news and that he doesnt miss but like 2 wks or something
February 17th, 20108:47 am
Lew, I was typing the exact same response to M. before I saw your post.
February 17th, 20108:48 am
dpelfrey-We’re hitting 35 years in June. How about you and your Wife?
February 17th, 20108:49 am
Rosenthal adds that Damon and his wife “would prefer him to play in a more cosmopolitan city than Detroit,”
Well, we all know real men go into the city of Atlanta for culture…
February 17th, 20108:50 am
More Cosmopolitan than Detroit? What other city isn’t?
February 17th, 20108:52 am
Lew: El Paso.
Also M, have you seen Damon’s wife. She definitely looks the part of a trophy wife. Don’t know her personally, but seeing her I can understand how she would prefer not to live in Detroit.
By the way, I think that touches on a good topic. Detroit is a dying city with people moving out in droves, and I wonder how well they’ll be able to market to free agents over the next few years.
February 17th, 20108:53 am
Only 9 years Lew, but I figured out who was in charge on Day 2.
February 17th, 20108:54 am
TenPaul-I’ll take tour word for it. Have never had much desire to visit ElPaso. Honestly, I’m thinking Randolph, VT is more Cosmopolitan than Detroit. Even have our own Opera House and Art Gallery.
Cleveland and Cincinatti are probably less cosmopolitan than Detroit, but not by much.
I love the art that comes out of Detroit. I see it often on the sides of boxcars passing through Barnesville.
February 17th, 20108:55 am
dpelfrey-Apparently you’re a smart Dude.
February 17th, 20108:57 am
dpefrey-The fact that you can say “only” nine years shows you learned quickly where equity lay. M, would phrase it “Nine years – a virtual lifetime.”
February 17th, 20109:12 am
I call the shots on the important stuff in my marriage. My wife gets to chose where we live, our kid’s schools, how to manage our retirement investments, our cars, decorations, what’s for dinner, and how many kids we’ll have. But, all other decisions are mine.
Wayne in Utah
February 17th, 20109:13 am
33 years this June…..and I learned early on that you have to choose whether you want to be right or whether you want to be happy! Rarely do you get to be both!
Pocatello might be less cosmopolitan than Detroit, but not by much….
February 17th, 20109:17 am
Thinking out loud here and some others may have already espoused this opinion..But would we better served to go after Lopez, put him at second and leading off and then platoon Prado with Cabrera in leftfield…It would strengthen the defense as Lopez would be an upgrade over Prado at second and make you more versatile as it would free Prado up to play 1st, 2nd, 3rd or lf…He’s cheaper, younger and probably a better all-around player than Damon…Not as sexy a sign, but I think he would make us a stronger team for a low price…Better than having Dieory or Joe the plumber on the bench…What say you, DOB?..Is this even any consideration from the Braves?
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February 17th, 20109:18 am
So, you call the shots, and the reason you know you do, is because she told you so? I understand, as that is also my claim to fame!
February 17th, 20109:19 am
damn striaght im not married, im a 18 yr old die hard braves fan who loves baseball. if yall are wondering why im not married or have commitment issues, there you go.
February 17th, 20109:20 am
good morning yall. spring training is almost here.
Why are there two blogs in which people are posting? It might be beneficial to only have one blog open for comments at a time.
I just checked with my wife and I can safely say that you’re a wise man.
February 17th, 20109:21 am
I too have wondered about that, but I suspect the Braves want Prado full-time at second base this year.
What about a guy like Nomar Garciaparra as our 25th man. Can play all infield positions if needed, and would be a definite winner on the bench (one of the secondary reasons for going after Damon).
Would probably cost you a million and a great sales job to get him to come to the east coast.
Thanks for pointing out the fact that we’re late to the new blog party, Burdell.
Lew, those 9 years have consisted of:
3 years of confusion before we had kids, not knowing why we got married.
3 years of distractions with babies in the house, just trying to survive.
3 years of heavy bonding with toddlers in the house, as we have a common enemy now.
If things can change that much in 9 years, then I can’t imagine what will happen over the next 30. Perspective…it’s very important.
Josh from Columbus
February 17th, 20109:23 am
MLB Network had a special on the top 50 propspects in baseball last night. I didn’t make it to the end of the program but am assuming that Jason Heyward was in the top spot?
From what I recall, the only caveat was that the players had to still have ‘rookie’ status. I also saw where the Braves’ Julio Teheran was in the mid-30s. I was happy to see that my farm players in my fantasy baseball league, Phillipe Aumont and Jarrod Parker, were both on the list.
February 17th, 20109:24 am
Thrillhouse44…Only left stuff it you control the must important think in your House ” The remote” for yor TV. That it’s…
Lew: going to My 36 and my wife control everything, As you know i’m a Accountant but i don’t do my book myself, she does…and we are in good shape for my retirement next year.
February 17th, 20109:29 am
wayne, i could get on board with nomah…
February 17th, 20109:31 am
M., when you do settle down, remember this. You can give in on everything else, but stand firm on the Braves. She needs to know that you plan on watching all 162 games and you need to lay this groundwork early on. As a matter of fact, it’s better is you pick a girl who’s already a Braves fan. Or you can convert her. I got mine hooked right after we got married in 2001. Took her to the game when Brian Jordan hit the grandslam off John Franco to win the game against the Mets after they were down 5-1. She’s been hooked ever since.
February 17th, 20109:43 am
does anyone know when espn will be at the site of braves spring training like today was supposed to be covering the yankees.
February 17th, 20109:44 am
what could Nomah have left in the tank? Would he come just as a pinch hitter? I guess he could back up a couple of spots
February 17th, 20109:46 am
when do the mri resuls come in?
February 17th, 20109:53 am
shmoe, nomar hasnt ever played much 2nd base, but he can play SS in a pinch and back up 3rd and 1st. the braves 25th man probably needs to be a versatile infielder, and nomar would be a good bat off the bench, since he still hits for a pretty good average
February 17th, 20109:58 am
Seems like we have two backups for third, Glaus and Prado. We also have two backups for first, Hinske and Prado. We also have Infante, who hits for average very well. I’m not seeing a need for another versatile guy, even though he wouldn’t hurt per se. Am I missing something?
February 17th, 201010:04 am
Geeze, even UGA can get 21 in a half
Shush. It’s a rebuilding year.
February 17th, 201010:09 am
if john heyman is now reporting that the white sox are in the mix with their 4 mil dollar offer and it will come down to them or tigers, why dont the braves just offer 5 mil with deferred money? isnt it just one more million dollars. he obviously doesnt want to go to detriot.
February 17th, 201010:15 am
shmoe, i wouldnt say your missing anything, but the 25th guy on your roster usually is third string utility. the braves only have 1 backup middle infielder, in omar infante. nomar (or whoever would be the 25th man) would hopefully be the second backup for middle infield. also, say your using a back up plan if chipper or glaus or escobar is hurt. you are short a bat on your bench…but if you have a guy like nomar who has a history of being a great hitter, thats a pretty solid back-up pinch hitter, so to speak.
versatility isnt always a need, but its always a plus if you have it. nomar gives you alot more options than say…greg norton, or some no stick middle infielder, you know?
February 17th, 201010:20 am
koolmap…If you pay attention, you’ll see that Heyman is usually the guy breaking news on Boras clients. I would take any rumors he reports with a grain of salt. No need to raise the offer without knowing who or what you’re bidding against. And at this point, if everything Heyman has been reporting is true, then Damon would have already signed by now. I think there’s a lot of smoke and mirrors going on. Wren’s playing it the right way.
February 17th, 201010:22 am
DAP…good point, gotcha. and one should never say nawton and nomah in the same sentence, or paragraph,lol.
koolmap… yeah, the white sox offer is the same as the braves essentially, and Atlanta is more cosmopolitan than either of those cities, arguably. hehe
February 17th, 201010:24 am
Lew– exactly how old are you, man? You talk as if you’re 120 years old and have fought in 5 wars.
Holy smokes….my dad is 76 years old, works six days a week and still does his jogs around the town.
Again– how old are you?
Seems like we have two backups for third, Glaus and Prado. We also have two backups for first, Hinske and Prado. We also have Infante, who hits for average very well. I’m not seeing a need for another versatile guy, even though he wouldn’t hurt per se. Am I missing something? — Shmoe
As DAP said, you’re missing a second middle-infield backup, which Bobby always carries. That could be Joe Thurston; I think that’s why Braves signed him this winter, with that in mind more than Gwinnett. But we’ll see.
February 17th, 201010:29 am
why doesnt dob let us know when the mri results will be read. we cant be here waiting all day. just give us a time
February 17th, 201010:31 am
DOB, if you had to put together a 25 man roster to start the season right now, what would your 25 man roster be?
February 17th, 201010:32 am
on thing about joe thurston is that he does not play SS. he is alot like prado, it looks like. lots of 3B and 2B, a few corner outfield appearances, but no SS. i would think diory hernandez would be better, since he really can play all of 3B, 2B, and SS…but i would think wed at least need a guy who can back up SS.
DOB, thanks. I forgot we needed another one of those guys. Well if Nomar is cheap, I’m all for it I guess, even though I’ve never heard him mentioned with the Braves, ever.
February 17th, 201010:36 am
Atlanta isn’t signing anymore free agents, I’d be willing to bet. They will however make a trade close to the end of spring training for a leadoff type hitter/OF.
Something will come up and wren will be all over it.
February 17th, 201010:41 am
Bowman saying MRI negative
I watched A Serious Man last night and I liked it. Then I went online to try and find some hidden meanings and I liked it even more after I read some reviews. I am like you in that I will watch anything by The Coen Brothers without even knowing about the subject matter. I had no idea what this movie was about until I started watching it. I no you’ve ranked their movies plenty of times before but would you mind running through like a top 5 or 8 movies from The Coen Brothers that you like. I have seen most of the more famous ones but what else is good aside from The Big Lebowski, No Country, Fargo, Raising Arizona? Thanks.
February 17th, 201010:42 am
exam showed he is simply dealing with inflammation and tightness in his shoulder.
Mike in VA
DOB – While you are spending all that time in Orlando, if you want something to do and it’s still there. There was a place called Flying Tigers located at a small airfield. They rebuild vintage WW II aircraft. Its pretty neat if you like that kind of thing. It was there about 10 or so years ago when we went to Disney World.
February 17th, 201010:45 am
Just read that too O.J. See, some of you get so bent out of shape over nothing.
Of course, jair will still need to be monitored more closely during ST and on into the season. He might miss a few starts to begin the year, but it’s better to be careful.
February 17th, 201010:46 am
http://markbowman.mlblogs.com/…here is the link of Bowman.
Why on Earth would we want Nomar? The guy is washed up. We’d be signing a name, and nothing else.
February 17th, 201010:48 am
have seen most of the more famous ones but what else is good aside from The Big Lebowski, No Country, Fargo, Raising Arizona? Thanks.
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February 17th, 201010:49 am
I’m relatively new to these blogs. Is it me, or does Mark Bradley’s blog have a whole different crowd? They all seem really, really crazy and I’m not sure if they even like the Braves.
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