1:17 pm March 21, 2010, by David O'Brien
March 23rd, 201011:26 am
I didn’t mean to start a food debate, but ok
March 23rd, 201011:27 am
What ever happened to kids getting in trouble for busting windows? Man, when I was little if you hit a ball and it smashed something, your butt would get whooped pretty good.
Who’s whooping Heyward? Gotta teach that boy a lesson!
I agree that this team is much better than the team the Braves started 2009 with. Heyward, McLouth, and Glaus have been added. No Frenchy, no Jo-Jo in the rotation, no Loaf, and no Kotchman. Hopefully the team can avoid the slow start that has plagued them in some many years in the past. And hopefully Glaus can provide some stability / consistency to the lineup so its a little less “feast or famine” than it was last year.
However, we can’t count on that lucky September winning streak that inflated the win total, or the huge numbers Laroche put up in short time with the team last year. Also the team was remarkably injury-free last year. Maybe I’m forgetting something, but I can remember any really significant injuries to first string players all year except McCann’s early eye trouble and Escobar and Chipper missing a few days here and there. (Am I wrong?)
March 23rd, 201011:31 am
Thanks ABTSteve for the link to the radio interview!
Awesome interview DOB – keep up the great work. I appreciate ALL inside information regarding the Bravos, being a long time fan. In this day and age, with all the demands on your time, I am very grateful for any and all 411 that you provide. You truly go above and beyond the call of duty towards putting a personality to the player and adding that 3rd dimension to the 2 dimensional baseball players we see on TV.
This. Just listened to it. Like everyone else has already said, thanks Dave.
Could someone please explain to me when Mayonaise became a default topping for a Hamburger?
You know what’s better on burgers than ketchup, mayo or mustard? That orange chicken sauce. With the black specks? Try it sometime.
Where is Heyward
March 23rd, 201011:33 am
Any reason why Heyward is not in the lineup after 2 days off?
Anybody ever had a Backyard burger? I used to eat at the very 1st one. Seems like they even had a peanut butter burger.
March 23rd, 201011:34 am
Bobby Hill – didn’t Kotchman miss some time? Ankle? McLouth missed a good bit with his hamstring as well. And Prado had his headache thing.
March 23rd, 201011:35 am
March 23rd, 201011:37 am
at five guys, i get the bacon cheeseburger (comes with two patties) with A1 and hot sauce. its great on a burger. ive started making it like that at home too.
March 23rd, 201011:38 am
runnin:yes I have had a backyard burger not as good as five guys though
NL East – Phillies
NL Central – Cards
NL West – Rockies
NL Wildcard – Braves
AL East – Yankees
AL Central – Twins
AL West – Rangers
AL Wildcard – BoSox
Braves / Cards: Braves win
Rockies / Phillies: Phillies win
Braves / Phillies: Braves win
Yankees / Rangers: Rangers
BoSox / Twins: Bosox
Yanks / Twins: Rangers
Braves over Rangers in WS
March 23rd, 201011:41 am
I am beginning to get the feeling that Heyward will be optioned to AAA to delay his FA
March 23rd, 201011:42 am
No that would be *Bosox/Rangers: Rangers* lol
Yeah, you’re right both McLouth and Church missed time with back problems. I don’t remember Kotchman missing games last year, but my memeory’s not what it used to be. He did miss a bunch of games the year before when his mom was sick or something along those lines.
March 23rd, 201011:45 am
Just a reminder that today’s game is on ESPN.
The Twins lost their closer for the year so that’s a serious problem for them
March 23rd, 201011:47 am
13 days to opening day boys!!!!!!
March 23rd, 201011:48 am
Never mind, Heyward just sitting because Perez is usually deadly against LHP. And any Brave player
Bobby – found it. Kotchman missed about two weeks after getting hit in the shin with a pitch.
March 23rd, 201011:50 am
Ouch, so no Ketchup either.
I’m only 29, and yet in my lifetime all of these foods have gone from part of a healthy diet to don’t dare eat this:
Dairy products – remember the milk mustache?
Breads & Cereals – I think this was the base of the pyramid
Canned anything, even fruits or vegetables
most meats – beef, no longer “what’s for dinner”
I mean really, I think we’re currently supposed to eat fresh organically grown fruits and vegetables and maybe some fish or free range chicken, and wash it down with water. Do I have that right?
And have to like the Cardinals over the Brewers. Colby Rasmus is going to be a beast this year.
March 23rd, 201011:52 am
I think the Twins lineup is good enough to win them alot of games though…even though they lost their closer and their starting pitching is not that great. Plus no one else is that great in the division.
Best Burgers in Atlanta:
1. Ann’s Snack Bar – 1615 Memorial Dr, Atlanta
2. Holman & Finch – 2277 Peachtree Road Northeast, Buckhead
3. US Cafe – 4499 S Cobb Dr SE Ste C, Smyrna
4. George’s -1041 N Highland Avenue Northeast, Virginia Highlands
5. The Vortex – 438 Moreland Avenue Northeast, Little Five
March 23rd, 201011:53 am
“Never mind, Heyward just sitting because Perez is usually deadly against LHB. And any Brave player”
I understand this thought in the regular season for guys that aren’t as good against the splits, but shouldn’t spring training be the time to help a 20 year old learn how to hit the tough lefties? What do we have to lose? Bobby and Chipper can easily explain that this guy will be about the toughest he’ll ever face, to help the confidence. Seems like you want to be testing him while you can.
March 23rd, 201011:55 am
All the celebrity diets seem to consist of water, fish, granola, raw veggies, and then they always say some thing ridiculous like splurging on an “H” size piece of a Hersey bar.
Brian from SC
March 23rd, 201011:57 am
I think it’s less about Perez and more about just wanting the other three outfielders to get work today. Heyward will play tomorrow.
March 23rd, 201012:01 pm
AVG – Heyward/Esco
OBP – Chipper
SLG – McCann
Runs – Prado
RBI – Heyward
HR – Glaus
Wins – Hudson
ERA – Hanson
Saves – Wagner
Innings – JJ
March 23rd, 201012:03 pm
I don’t recall anyone saying don’t eat grains or canned veggies and fruits. Fresh and frozen are better, but canned stuff is pretty good for you. It just tends to have added sodium, which ain’t good.
And there’s nothing wrong with beef. It’s just that we got used to 16-oz. portions, which is ridiculous.
Wal-Mart, believe it or not, just started signing up farmers within a day’s drive of their distribution centers so it can offer fresh, local food at low prices. It’s basically converting high-tech sharecroppers, who grow corn and soy for the big conglomerates, back into family farms growing food you can actually eat.
March 23rd, 201012:07 pm
Anyone seen the documentary “Food, Inc”? Pretty interesting and informative, talks about all the things you don’t want to know about our food supply. If you are thinking of going on a diet, a great movie to watch. On the flip side, if you like watching movies and eating food at the same time, might want to lay of the food during this one.
March 23rd, 201012:08 pm
AVG – Heyward/Esco-.315
OBP – Chipper-.390
SLG – McCann-?
Runs – Prado-?
RBI – Heyward-105
HR – Glaus-29
Wins – Hudson-17
ERA – Hanson-2.95
Saves – Wagner-37
Innings – JJ-215
Oh dang…DOB callin’ out cabravesfan and Venice Jim, and Lew and The Grinch.
Good interview, DOB.
Ignatius J. Reilly
neil young just posted a mini solo tour
5/26 the palace lou, ky
5/29 the fox atl, ga
5/30 memorial spartanburg, sc
6/1 the ryman nash, tn
all around my bday…everyone of them while i’m stuck at LSU for 2 weeks
March 23rd, 201012:12 pm
Fact is that whatever we tend to eat in this country, we eat too damned much of it.
If you count calories and eat lots of fiber in your diet (fruits, veggies and whole grains), eat more fish and chicken than red meat and avoid fast food, simple carbs like white bread, potatoes and sugar, you’ll either lose weight or not gain it and everything will function just fine.
March 23rd, 201012:14 pm
Someone else posted this yesterday, but free game on the internet today:
So if he is one of the toughest on lefties do we really want someone who is 1 for 35 facing a tough lefty and hurt his confidence more? Doesn’t make much sense to me to be playing McLouth today and sitting Heyward.
RG-Must have missed that. When and where did we get called out? About what? I’ve been a good boy lately.
March 23rd, 201012:16 pm
He talked about how you and The Grinch are good friends in that ABT interview that everyone keeps going on about.
March 23rd, 201012:17 pm
On another subject…Go Vols! Gonna go all the way to the final four this year!! yeah!
March 23rd, 201012:18 pm
Is there a link to the interview that I might access?
March 23rd, 201012:19 pm
Anyone know if the Braves game is going to be on TV today?
March 23rd, 201012:20 pm
March 23rd, 2010
OR just watch on ESPN…..
March 23rd, 201012:22 pm
He’s right though-the Grinch is a good friend. I”ve got several here that I met on the blog and stay in touch with all the time.
This blog seems to be a pretty unique place – even among team blogs. I don’t think any other has the participation from the Blog Master that we have, characters like JJS, Random and even that strange Ghost Dude. Sure haven’t heard of any other blog that has it’s own award either and certainly never heard of another blog that has someone like RHR that has nicknames available for all occasions..
March 23rd, 2010
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March 23rd, 201012:24 pm
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ESPN @ 1:05 east
March 23rd, 201012:26 pm
It’s sad that people have to watch movies to make them pay attention to what they’re eating. I mean..really? Just because you ignore what you’re putting in your mouth doesn’t mean you don’t know better.
March 23rd, 201012:30 pm
March 23rd, 201012:34 pm
March 23rd, 201012:35 pm
“It’s sad that people have to watch movies to make them pay attention to what they’re eating. I mean..really? Just because you ignore what you’re putting in your mouth doesn’t mean you don’t know better.”
To some extent this is true, but for the most part, we have no idea what we are putting in our mouths. Some movies help to further educate us on the food process. Chicken isn’t chicken anymore. Beef isn’t beef anymore. Veggies/Fruits aren’t Veggies/Fruits anymore.
What you assume to be healthy, may not actually be the case. Everyone can say fast food is bad for you, but to really analyze what is good for you these days is a lot more difficult than you would think.Especially with E-Coli, steroids, pesticides, etc, which aren’t being closely regulated by the FDA because the food industries have become so large and complex and make so much money you can’t regulate them.
March 23rd, 201012:36 pm
Just because you ignore what you’re putting in your mouth doesn’t mean you don’t know better
I don’t like how people see “All Natural!” or “No Trans Fat!” and think they’re eating someting healthy.
I mean, all it takes is a quick glance at the nutrition facts
March 23rd, 201012:39 pm
Glad to help…your welcome
March 23rd, 201012:40 pm
RHR: The food industry spends billions every year to obscure what is healthy and make real crap appear to be good for you. Most granola bars are worse for you than a Baby Ruth. Most of those juice cartons marketed to little kids are as bad as a Coke. And just about all processed foods are packed with garbage.
March 23rd, 201012:41 pm
DOB, I just listened to the interview you did with ABT and wanted you to know how much I enjoyed it. I have always respected you for the amount of time and devotion you put on the blog. It was good to hear you say in your own words how much satisfaction you derive from the blog, but I also believe you need to hear from some of us the pleasure you bring to some of us hard core fans who thoroughly enjoy the format you allow us to have. We truly thank you.
March 23rd, 201012:46 pm
I really need to check out this interview. It sounds like it’s up for an Emmy
March 23rd, 201012:49 pm
This blog seems to be a pretty unique place – even among team blogs. Lew
I agree. The fact that DOB is so interactive makes it a great forum. Then there are some great people who come here…they know who they are.
Then there are those of us elite bloggers who’ve won a Wurlitzer…
March 23rd, 201012:51 pm
The fabulous Neko Case (and New Pornographers) are at Variety Playhouse on June 26, and Braves are home, 4 p.m. game vs. Tigers that day. Love it.
oh, and NEW BLOGGGGGAAAAGE is up
March 23rd, 201012:54 pm
RG-Speaking of which – You should expect a package by week’s end with your 2nd Wurlitzer. No ears, but it’s autographed. Sent out a bunch of promised prints today, too and will get the rest out in a week or so (over 50 requests this time – might have to put out a sign like Micky D’s – Over 200 Served).
Just wish I had time to do more, but I’m still behind on getting them all out. I haven’t forgotten anyone though. If it was promised, you’ll get it – eventually
I didn’t see where anyone commented on the Twins catcher’s contract. It was a doozie. I wonder how McCann feels.
March 23rd, 20101:02 pm
jeffrey d, March 23rd, 2010, 8:59 am … “It really makes me wonder what life will be like when these kids become adults and hit the workplace”
Yeah, they better get it in gear. They got’s to pay for my Medicare, Health Care, and Social Security. Get cracking kids! Work real hard!
Meanwhile, Braves are about to start versus Mets on ESPN.
March 23rd, 20101:48 pm
Still chuckling at the Grinch @ 7:05.
Danga @ 8:53 am
Guess I’ll try to throw the point of view from my mother’s basement out there. I know I’ve posted these a lot here lately, but they really are interesting. Check these out from stats from the 2009 season:
Fewest Left on Base: 951 wins, 1322 losses, .418 winning percentage (Also: 157 ties).
More Times on Base: 1880 wins, 393 losses, .827 winning percentage (Also: 157 ties).
Of course seeing these two stats together makes a lot of sense. If getting on base more times leads to winning more, it follows that if you get more people on base then you’ll leave more people on base and you’ll still win more. How is that for a run on sentence? It really makes a ton of sense. OBP is basically a measure of not making outs. If you don’t make outs, then more people come to the plate creating more opportunities for the counting stats such as runs and rbi’s. If you can get on base and get an rbi at the same time, then you create more opportunities for more rbi’s down the lineup. If you can get on base while getting an extra base hit then that is just plain awesome, and the rbi’s will pour forth.
I am fully aware of the concept of OBP, and do not require an elementary lecture. The original statement under rebuttal was “RBI are overrated” (along with HR).
Check out these Braves stats from 2009:
Number of games with 9 or more LOB (one per inning avg): 58
W-L record in those 58 games: 32 – 26 (.552 winning percentage)
Number of these games lost by 1 or 2 runs: 14
Number of these losses in which our Braves had 2 or less RBI: 6
If the Braves had produced more RBI in the close losses, their record of 86 – 76 would have been closer to the Pythagorean of 91 – 71. It also would have made the playoff race more interesting.
This makes a lot of sense too.
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