The sore shin heard ’round the (baseball) world

Clearwater, Fla. – The Braves made it to the last week of spring training without a significant injury, but now they have one. Well, sort of. Let me explain.

Understand, a mild case of shin splints isn’t typically considered a significant injury.

But nothing about Jason Heyward and the J-Hey spring has been typical, so shin splints – or a cold, for that matter – become significant. At least to a large number of our readers, who understandably want to know everything about the rookie phenom including, of course, when he’s going to be back in the lineup.

Can’t answer that for you today, but I can assure you that the Braves don’t consider this a troublesome situation, and don’t seem at all concerned about him being ready for opening day Monday against the Chicago Cubs.attachment

One person with the team told me if it was the regular season today, he’d be in the lineup. And GM Frank Wren himself said yesterday – after Heyward was scratched from the lineup over in Viera — that it’s just something the Braves want to nip in the bud so it doesn’t become something that could keep him out for a week during the season.

It wouldn’t surprise me if Heyward is back in the lineup tomorrow, but it also wouldn’t surprise me if he doesn’t play again during these last four Grapefruit League games in Florida, including today’s matchup with the two-time defending NL pennant winners, the Phillies.

I asked Bobby Cox just while ago in the dugout about his phenom right fielder, whether he was feeling any better today.

“I don’t know. He was getting treatment when we left,” Cox said of Heyward, who didn’t make the trip to Clearwater but was back at Dark Star this morning in the training room. “Shin splints, those can bother you for a while.”

But let me reiterate, the Braves don’t believe this is a serious case of shin splints (it’s plural, but apparently Heyward only has it on his left shin). They don’t seem at all worried about this being something that would affect him into the regular season, if they take care of it now.

He’s a big hombre who had an assortment of nagging injuries last season, strains and such that limited him to 99 games in the minors and only a few games in the Arizona Fall League before the Braves shut him down because of a lower back/glute strain.

Heyward is quite muscular and large (6 feet 5, 245 pounds), and maybe he’ll have a few more of these injuries than your typical 200-pound player. I don’t know. But it’s probably a good thing that he’s not one of those guys who doesn’t tell anyone when something’s hurting, because he’s too important to the Braves this season and for many more, to have something minor turn into something major because it wasn’t treated early on.

Oh, by the way: Yunel Escobar is out again with back tightness.

I mean that “by the way” sarcastically. Because it is, of course, sort of ridiculous that the player who was, in my view, the team MVP last year, is relegated to a footnote in our injury story.

But that’s what happens in this unusual, sometimes spectacular J-Hey spring. Things will return to some semblance of normalcy soon enough, I would imagine.

But for now, Escobar’s stiff back gets bumped by Heyward’s sore shin. But don’t worry, we’re certainly asking the same questions about the standout shortstop and everyone else that we’d be asking under normal circumstances. It’s just getting reported a little lower in the blog or stories.

I asked about Escobar being out of the lineup again today, and Cox said, “He worked out great yesterday, but he was stiff this morning, so I told him to stay back” at Braves camp.

♣ Still up for grabs: Cox said again this morning that the last position-player job, the utility infielder job, is still a tossup between Brooks Conrad, who is on the 40-man roster, and Joe Thurstson, who is not (Bobby didn’t point out their 40-man roster status; I just added that to remind the denizens, something to keep in mind if all things are equal. Which, lately at least, they haven’t been. Not offensively. Thurston’s hit better the last week or two, with Conrad down to .238/.347/.381 to Thurston’s .300/.317/.450, for what it’s worth.)

He also said again that there are two bullpen spots still up for grabs, and Cox said there were six guys competing for them. Not to second-guess that, but I think maybe he’s going on the number that was being used before Manny Acosta got shipped to minor league camp over the weekend.

Because there are only five guys left in camp to compete for those two spots: righties Jesse Chavez, Craig Kimbrel and Scott Proctor, and lefties Jo-Jo Reyes and Jonny Venters. The other pitchers have all been either sent to minor league camp or already have spots in the bullpen or rotation.

TODAY’S LINEUPS

Braves

  1. Cabrera RF
  2. Prado 2B
  3. McCann C
  4. Glaus 1B
  5. Diaz LF
  6. Infante 3B
  7. McLouth CF
  8. Hicks SS
  9. Hinske DH

(Medlen pitching)

Phillies

  1. Rollins SS
  2. Polanco 3B
  3. Utley 2B
  4. Howard 1B
  5. Werth RF
  6. Victorino CF
  7. Francisco LF
  8. Ruiz 2
  9. Gload DH

(Lefty J.A. Happ pitching)

♣ Windy, cloudy: I’ve never been tired of the weather in spring training. Until this year. Usually by the middle of March it’s perfect down here, temps near 80, cloudless sky most days, low humidity. Not this year. It stayed chilly-to-cold for the first month of camp, at least in the mornings (we’re up way too early in spring training).

And then when it did warm up, it stayed windy almost every day and rainy about half the time. I literally waded through standing water, during a tornado warning and torrential rain, to get to my car last night in the unpaved parking lot at Viera. Drove through rain most of the way to get here today. Only a cigar and the new Drive-By Truckers album made it acceptable.

Meanwhile, I was home last week in Atlanta and rode my motorcycle to Athens one day with temps in the 70s, saw the coeds walking around in shorts and tank tops, went to the record stories and got a coffee, then rode back home. It was nice.

It was what spring training weather’s supposed to be like.

Oh, well. I’m sure you all pity me, right? And besides, we’re outta here in four days. No more mouse-eared power-line poles and flame-spewing volcano in the mini-golf course in our condo parking lot, which still scares the hell out of me every time it shoots fire like a giant blowtorch as I’m walking to my car at night or taking the garbage out or whatever.

Hate that I had to miss Wilco Friday in Atlanta, and that Neil Young tickets cost $75-225, but love that James McMurtry’s playing two shows at Five Spot in May, and that we have tix for one of them and for Tom Russell at Eddie’s attic, and of course the fabulous Neko Case is playing with the New Pornographers at Variety soon and … oh, game’s starting. Gotta file this.

Oh, and I love the Alberta Cross CD, Broken Side of Time, that I bought last week at Schoolkids Records in Athens. It’s their first full-length after a terrific EP couple years ago, The Thief and the Hearbreaker.

By the way, they played a show in Dublin, Ireland two weeks ago with Lynryrd Skynyrd. Here’s a video for Alberta Cross’ song ATX.

martygun

“EL PASO” by Marty Robbins

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso

I fell in love with a Mexican girl

Nighttime would find me in Rosa’s Cantina

Music would play and Felina would whirl

Blacker than night where the eyes of Felina

Wicked and evil while casting a spell

My love was strong for this Mexican maiden

I was in love, but in vain I could tell

One night a wild young cowboy came in

Wild as the West Texas wind

Dashing and daring, a drink he was sharing

With wicked Felina, the girl that I loved

So in anger I challenged his right for the love of this maiden

Down went his hand for the gun that he wore

My challenge was answered, in less than a heartbeat

The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor

Just for a moment I stood there in silence

Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done

Many thoughts ran through my mind as I stood there

I had but one chance and that was to run

Out through the back door of Rose’s I ran

Out where the horses were tied

I caught a good one, it looked like it could run

Up on his back and away I did ride

Just as fast as I could from the West Texas town of El Paso

Out thru the badlands of New Mexico

Back in El Paso, my life would be worthless

Everything’s gone in life nothing is left

It’s been so long since I’ve seen the young maiden

My love is stronger than my fear of death

I saddled up and away I did go

Riding alone in the dark

Maybe tomorrow a bullet may find me

Tonight nothing’s worse than this pain in my heart

And at last here I am on the hill overlooking El Paso

I can see Rose’s Cantina below

My love is strong and it pushes me onward

Down off the hill to Felina I go

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys

Off to my left ride a dozen or more

Shouting and shooting, I can’t let them catch me

I’ve got to make it to Rose’s back door

Something is dreadfully wrong for, I feel

A deep burning pain in my side

Something is dreadfully wrong, for I feel

A deep burning pain in my side

Although I am trying to stay in the saddle

I’m getting weary, unable to ride

It’s getting harder to stay in the saddle

I’m getting weary, unable to ride

But my love for Felina is strong and I rise where I’ve fallen

Though I am weary, I can’t stop to rest

I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle

I feel the bullet go deep in my chest

From out of nowhere, Felina has found me

Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side

Cradled by two loving arms that I’ll die for

One little kiss and Felina goodbye

795 comments Add your comment

toga party

March 29th, 2010
1:30 pm

cnt’d play by play:

Victorino base hit, advances to 3rd on at least one error, maybe two

Snotboogie

March 29th, 2010
1:30 pm

Let me be the firs to say….

toga party

March 29th, 2010
1:31 pm

Francisco doubles to left, Victorino scores

Snotboogie

March 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

… that from the length of this blog, it seems like DOB is well and truly stretched out, like our pitchers .Going 7 strong today.

toga party

March 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

Man on 2nd, no outs, Ruiz at the plate

sidslidkid

March 29th, 2010
1:32 pm

BOB going old school with the song choice today… I likes!

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:33 pm

The Victorino double was cheap (a bloop that fell between LF and SS when Hicks tried to catch it over shoulder), but the Francisco double that followed was not cheap. At all. It would’ve been a two-run homer if the wind wasn’t blowing so hard in from left.

Hicks also made a throwing error on the Victorino double when he threw to second and it skipped past and all the way to the fence on 1B line.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:34 pm

Medlen nice leaping catch to start a 1-6-5-4 DP

ncscoots

March 29th, 2010
1:34 pm

Even if Melky ends up being the leadoff hitter, it’s not that big of a deal. He’s no Jose Reyes, but he’s no Greg Norton either

The problem isn’t with who Melky Cabrera is not.

Dave Wilmot

March 29th, 2010
1:34 pm

Jason Heyward picked #22 in honor of his team mate Andrew Wilmot and Andy’s mom Tammie Ruston. Andy was killed in a car wreck Jason’s senior year and he wanted to honer Tammie and Andy by wearing Andy’s old high school number. See the attached article below. I know why he picked this because I am Andy’s dad.

http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-braves/heyward-teacher-learn-together-289332.html

toga party

March 29th, 2010
1:34 pm

Ruiz grounds back to Medlen, gets Francisco caught up in a run-down. Lead runner erased, FC. 1 out

CB

March 29th, 2010
1:35 pm

I love me some Marty Robbins- good choice,DOB.

TnBrian

March 29th, 2010
1:36 pm

DOB, when you get some time I’d like to know your take on the Phillies and that mess of a pen they have. I can see it being a huge problem for them all year and a help to us.

TnBrian

March 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

Dave Wilmot, that’s pretty cool. I think Heyward will honor that number very well.

CB

March 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

Dave Wilmot,God Bless your family and hope Jason wears with pride.

VP

March 29th, 2010
1:38 pm

On the AJC sports homepage, you guys have the Tigers & Braves on ESPN. Can somebody remove that. I got my hopes up thinking we had another game on ESPN.

Don in TN

March 29th, 2010
1:40 pm

DOB- Great song choice today, you even used the long version! Marty Robbins is one of my favorites, have aboout 40 of his albums. Got to see him several times at the Grand Ole Opry, and a full show once in Columbia,SC, along with Don Williams and Freddy Hart.

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:42 pm

WTF…It the Braves have DH or not Today?

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:42 pm

Thanks, Dave. I was going to write that in a story I’m doing on Heyward for this weekend, but it’s even better that you posted the comment here. Much appreciated.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

Jersey Gil: No DH today. Most NL teams like to have their pitchers hit this late in spring. I know Cox sure does (he’d prefer they hit in all NL spring games, actually)

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

Toga:…I post three time the Phillis Line up in the Old Blog..but i don’t know what happen…I’m at work and my employer install some kind of filter….??/

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:44 pm

Philis announcer here say the Phillis has a DH

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

Reyes in to pitch for Braves to begin fourth third inning

ATXRainDog

March 29th, 2010
1:45 pm

Agree w/ sidslidkid and CB… love the Marty Robbins choice. I’m always going back and forth between El Paso and Big Iron as my faves.

Good stuff.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:46 pm

Gil: They pinch-hit for Happ

AustinBrave

March 29th, 2010
1:47 pm

Whats the score, please?

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:47 pm

I’m going crazy with this Phillis announcer DOB.MLB also has Gload as DH for Phillis.

BravesfaninWis

March 29th, 2010
1:47 pm

Dave Wilmot

Sorry to hear about your son. It must be a nice feeling knowing that someone (Jason Heyward) cared so much about your son that he honored him by using a bat in HS with your son’s nickname “Big Willie” on it, and now is using your son’s #22 in the pros to honor Andrew further. Hopefully your son is looking down and happy with what is going on.

whensidslid92

March 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

Was thinking about starting a fantasy league for all the DOB blog followers…let me know if interested. Just trying to gauge interest at this point.

DAP

March 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

jeffery d Even if Melky ends up being the leadoff hitter, it’s not that big of a deal. He’s no Jose Reyes, but he’s no Greg Norton either

actually, melky’s .336 OBP least season was only 6 points higher than norton’s .330 OBP in 2009. melky’s career OBP is .331, just 1 point above what norton gave us in his horrific year pinch hitting. interesting comparison.

jose reyes on the other hand, in his best seasons leading off, has an OBP of about .355. mclouth’s OBP last season? .354. and since he started playing everyday in the bigs, his OBP has been about .353. pretty close to reyes’.

obviously, reyes has alot of other tools that mclouth isnt quite as good at, but an interesting comparison.

flange1

March 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

Dave Wilmot,

Great story! I hope JH does great honor to you son’s number!

McFann

March 29th, 2010
1:48 pm

Hey, BMac caught another guy stealing! That makes him 2 for his last 2! It was only their catcher but what the heck? :)

Stinks about the PB…

Dave Wilmot

March 29th, 2010
1:49 pm

David, Your welcome. This just shows everyone what type of a young man Jason is. I am thrilled he wanted to honor our son this way. Andy’s younger brother who is 12 also wears the #22 on his baseball team; has every year since Andy’s death.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:49 pm

I’d guess Freddie Freeman could be another of the roster cuts today, since there’s obviously no chance he’s making team. He’ll start out either at Double-A or Triple-A, but as of yesterday that still had not been decided.

toga party

March 29th, 2010
1:50 pm

Sorry everyone, I’m out on the pbp. Duty calls.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:50 pm

Dave, if you could e-mail me your phone number, I’d appreciate it. I’m at dobrien@ajc.com

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:51 pm

What inning DOB..Just bottom third…It the radio is somekind of delate.

AJJ

March 29th, 2010
1:51 pm

David would it be safe to assume that Heyward would get far less pitches to hit while in the 7th spot as opposed to hitting 2nd in front of chipper? and for a team that lacks power wouldnt it make more since then to have a guy like Heyward hitting in a spot in the order where he should be able to hit more Hrs?

toga party

March 29th, 2010
1:51 pm

Jersey Gil, thanks for trying to post that lineup.

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:52 pm

I’m confuse…I’m listen to the game on radio and they just say bottom third, JOJO pitch the third.1,2,3

flange1

March 29th, 2010
1:52 pm

Dave WIlmot,

Hope you will be with us on the blog this season? We always need more quality bloggers!

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:53 pm

Top of four and Happ still in Games…WTF

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:53 pm

Phillis has a DH Braves Not.

18 Wheels of Love

March 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

Here’s one about our boy Heyward. To the tune of the DBT’s ‘Birthday Boy’.

Big League Boy

Which ones the big league boy?
He said, the one that plays in right
When’d Bobby name you?
What number would you like?
Every roster mystery gotta make it true somehow
No more going down hot shot
You’ll do fine right now

You got a big bat don’t you boy?
Nervous scouts cant lie
Lesser men don’t play this much, younger ones ain’t tryin
First day will mean everything, then you’ll hit the road
Let Coach Bobby bat your third
Watch you hit a rope

Listening to Huddy say you got man hands
Looking down over his bald white head
Just playing how you were taught and swinging deep
This beats the minors drives and Freeto’s Tweets
It won’t take long before they learn to pitch out when hits hurt more than help

The baddest boy from McDonough town
Will be remembered like Smoltz and Glav
And Cox might even coach for years to come
I guess that’s why they play the games
So a few old scribes can blog they saw us play when we were young

Which ones the big league boy?
He said, the one that plays in right
When’d Bobby name you?
What number would you like?

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

Prado single top of four Phillis 1-0…If that Correct DOB

AustinBrave

March 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

Jersey Gil,

What radio station are you listening to? I can’t find it anywhere.

Brian from SC

March 29th, 2010
1:54 pm

The Phillies, as the home team decides whether or not to have a DH. But the Braves don’t HAVE to have a DH. Maybe they elected to let their pitcher hit.

T for Texas

March 29th, 2010
1:56 pm

Jersy Gil:

Medlen started game pitched two innings. Jo Jo came in and pitched third. Phillies pinch-hit for Happ–then put him back in game. Spring Training. No DH.

Dave Wilmot

March 29th, 2010
1:57 pm

I will do my best to be around. Thank you all for your kind words and prayers. Jason is a fine young man and I know he will wear the #22 with pride. I’m already proud of him, and the number.

Snotboogie

March 29th, 2010
1:57 pm

Jersey Gil

Stop freaking out.
Yes – 3 innings over according to mlb.com. Medlen only pitched 2. Reyes the 3rd.
They have a DH and we dont because Bobby wants the pitchers to get chances to hit/bunt.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:58 pm

Phillies are using DH, despite lineup saying Happ was to hit for self.

Medlen only went two innings, gave up three hits, one run, one walk with two strikeouts

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
1:59 pm

Diaz single to right, bases loaded for Infante

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
1:59 pm

AustinBrave …i’m here in So jersey near Philadelphia, listen to Phillis flag ship station.The Big Talker 1210Am WPHT

Brian from SC

March 29th, 2010
2:00 pm

Diaz…the Southpaw Slayer…

I came up with that all by myself.

Steve

March 29th, 2010
2:00 pm

DOB, based on some of your musical selections, you might want to check out Randall Bramblett Friday at Eddie’s Attic.

Daybed Wagmoe

March 29th, 2010
2:00 pm

18 Wheels — That’s great!! Nicely done.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:00 pm

grounds into 5-4 fielder’s choice, drives in tying run. It’s 1-all, McLouth up with two out and runners on corners

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
2:01 pm

Thanks DOB..for the Update

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

McLouth walks, Hicks up with bags juiced

McFann

March 29th, 2010
2:03 pm

What’d BMac do?

T for Texas

March 29th, 2010
2:04 pm

Anybody think that the fact that Lidge and JC Romero will miss frist two weeks of season is significant? Antonio Bastardo is the only other lefty the Phils have for pen besides Romero and they are not sure he will make club. Kyle Kendrick evidently has lost fifth starter job to Jamie Moyer, adn will be in pen as well. It sounds like the Phillies have a less than stable pitching staff.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:04 pm

Hinske DHing for Braves. That was also changed just before game. Braves just informed us.

Gload DHing for Phillies

Nick

March 29th, 2010
2:04 pm

Looks like McLouth is finally coming around. Good to see.

Youngerthan Thatnow

March 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

Mr. Wilmot… thanks for that info and God bless you and your friends and family. I believe Jason will make all of you very proud that he chose that number. I remember when that happened and having a son who went thru HS and college playing baseball, and losing a friend in HS… well, it hit home for me. Knowing that just raised my appreciation for Jason and his family… who must be fine people as I’m sure yours are.

ugaaccountant

March 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

DH, we don’t need no stinking DH

Nova Scotia Steve

March 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
2:05 pm

Hinske..The DH for braves

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:06 pm

Hicks drew bases-loaded walk, brings up Hinske with bases loaded still

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
2:06 pm

It not your mistake DOB…Every one was confused including the Radio Announcer.

Nova Scotia Steve

March 29th, 2010
2:06 pm

Phillies announcer thinks Happ is gettin Squeezed! What you think DOB?

T for Texas

March 29th, 2010
2:06 pm

Braves leave Hinske in as DH.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:07 pm

Hinske grounded out 4-6.

I just posted the lineups in original blog, if that helps clear up confusion and all that. Sorry, was hurrying earlier after being late getting back up from field.

shmoe

March 29th, 2010
2:08 pm

Phils will never admit because they are the almighty NL champs, but they have to be concerned about the Braves this year. Or else, they are reveling in their uber-egos

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
2:10 pm

Gracias DOB.

Nick

March 29th, 2010
2:10 pm

Braves had a winning record against the Phils last year. I’m sure they know how good they are by now.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:11 pm

Jo-Jo still toeing the slab, two out in fourth, has retired five in a row.

stats

March 29th, 2010
2:12 pm

Mr. Wilmot,

This also speaks to the kind of man your son must have been. Very sorry for your loss.

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
2:13 pm

My wife just call me , Because the Game should be in TV today. Comcast TV guide has the Game at 1:05Pm …and guest what..no game on TV.

Nova Scotia Steve

March 29th, 2010
2:13 pm

Atta boy Jo-Jo….He’s gunna make it hard for the front office to cut em.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:14 pm

Nice play by SS Hicks to end fourth, coming over middle, fielded ball and threw from 2B side. Hicks can sure pick it. If he could hit better, he’d be a fixture in someone’s major league lineup.

McFann

March 29th, 2010
2:16 pm

What the heck is going on? My boxscore is locked up on the bottom of the third no matter how many times I refresh it…

lastminuteguy

March 29th, 2010
2:16 pm

Does anybody know if the home opener is sold out?

DAP

March 29th, 2010
2:17 pm

lastminuteguy, you can probably find some opening day tix on stubhub.

Jersey Gil

March 29th, 2010
2:18 pm

McFann …It’s ST…this mess today not happen starting Sunday regular season…

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:18 pm

Jason Stark and Ken Rosenthal are both here today, and in our morning dugout chat with Bobby he got to talking about players, etc. He was asked about Glaus, said he’s looked like a 1B over there, then was talking about how good defensively the Braves’ 1Bs have been in recent years, mentioning Kotchman and LaRoche. He forgot Teixeira, and when I reminded him, Cox said Teixeira might be the best 1B he’s ever seen. Ken or Jason, I forget which, asked him, “ever?” And Bobby said yes, might be.

He also said Andrew McCutchen is the best center fielder in the game right now, hands-down. Called him “dynamic.”

RHR

March 29th, 2010
2:19 pm

Thanks for sharing that, Dave (Wilmot). I bet you’ll be one of the first to own a Heyward jersey. :)

McFann

March 29th, 2010
2:19 pm

Jersey Gil

Yeah…but it’s still irritating… 8O

So we’re winning 2-1? And BMac’s 0-2, yes?

sri

March 29th, 2010
2:19 pm

Melky single to start the 5th. Braves up 2-1. Happ still pitching for Phillies. Jo-Jo pitched 2 scoreless for Braves.

StingerSplash

March 29th, 2010
2:20 pm

Dammit, DOB, now I’ve got to ride around in a huge gas guzzler with some cheap beer, since that’s what we used to do with “El Paso” blaring at 12 on a 11 scale when I was back in school.

timthebrave

March 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

lastminuteguy, sold out

sri

March 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

Prado strikes out swinging. BMac is now 0-2, with walk in 4th. Grounds out, thrown out by catcher.

Phil in GA

March 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

Pretty close to sold-out lastminuteguy. I’ve been out of the country for a few weeks and just got my tix yesterday. The Braves.com site didn’t have any multiple seats left together except in a couple of special sections (all-you-can-eat and family-plan sections).

I ended up using StubHub.com and bought a couple together there at field level (most expensive seats I’ve gotten in years!). If you haven’t used stubhub, it’s basically like online scalpers – except that the company monitors those selling tickets and you don’t get charged until your tickets are sent (I’ve getting mine by email).

I’d recommend it if you can’t find tix on the team site. I used it in the past for Cubs games when I visited there. Sadly, rarely have to worry about sellouts with our home Braves games. But looks like folks are a bit more excited this year with that young guy playing. What’s his name again? Justin Haywood?

McFann

March 29th, 2010
2:21 pm

OK, finally! A boxscore…he walked his last AB. Lord! What was the deal there? :roll:

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:22 pm

Sabathia’s facing Kawakami tomorrow, game’s on Comcast.

McFann

March 29th, 2010
2:23 pm

Thanks, sri!

Dang…so my boxscore is still behind! :roll:

sri

March 29th, 2010
2:23 pm

Glaus strikes out swinging (2nd K today). Braves 2-1. Middle of 5th.

ugaaccountant

March 29th, 2010
2:24 pm

“Sabathia’s facing Kawakami tomorrow”

We can pretty much chalk that one up as a win. We all know how Kawakami loves the challenging matchups.

David O'Brien

March 29th, 2010
2:25 pm

Chavez in to start the fifth for Bravos. Jo-Jo strong two innings.

Nick

March 29th, 2010
2:25 pm

KK will out-duel CC tomorrow. He’s called the “Dragon-Slayer” for a reason.

Nick

March 29th, 2010
2:25 pm

Chavez in? BALLGAME!

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