1:01 pm March 30, 2010, by David O'Brien
March 30th, 20101:57 pm
KK induced a double play to end the top of the 4th.
Regional dialect is different than pronouncing a word incorrectly. Especially a very common word. And as an announcer or someone who’s job is public speaking, you are taught to speak without regional dialects, and I’m sure you are taught to not pronounce words incorrectly.
I really don’t see regional dialect and wrong pronunciation as the same thing.
March 30th, 20101:59 pm
MFin04: Long as you’re spending a lot of time thinking about such important matters, can you find out for me why JFK and others from New England can’t pronounce “park” and “car” and just about anything else with an “r” correctly? Or why the younger George Bush pronounced the word nuclear “nuculer”? And why some of my relatives in North Carolina pronounce athlete “athalete”?
I mean, long as you’re studying linguistics and all.
March 30th, 20102:00 pm
Hopefully the Braves can get the bats going for KK this year. Soo many great starts wasted last year because the Braves couldn’t score runs for him. Maybe this year they can short Lowe some runs, and give them to KK.
If Chipper stays in the game, then we may get to see this played out. But it would make more sense for the pitcher to have to decide first. Although, it would be intriguing if they had a “possession arrow” type deal, where the pitcher and hitter alternate having the advantage.
MFIKY pitching on ESPN.
Nova Scotia Steve
March 30th, 20102:01 pm
Nice double by Glaus down the 3rd base line
Glaus with a double.
Jordan says “slida” to Glaus there.
That was the 16th hit for Glaus, but only the second extra-base hit. He’s got two doubles and 14 singles.
GTI in Chicago
Glaus SMOKES a double down the LF line. Wow.
— “I really don’t see regional dialect and wrong pronunciation as the same thing.”
March 30th, 20102:02 pm
Can anyone please give us PBP? Thanks.
And it looks like Soriano is getting hit hard, CB. LOL
It sounds like an Elmer Fudd question to me.
March 30th, 20102:03 pm
BravePack, we are. You want pitch by pitch? Why?
DOB – those are all good ones. I can’t watch any movies that are set in Boston. That accent ruins them all for me. But most of those are due to regional dialect.
I didn’t know race was a regional dialect? I suppose a very broad one. It was just a question. It would bother me if I consistently pronounced a common word incorrectly, seems to me it would make one sound uneducated.
March 30th, 20102:04 pm
Actually no Brian. He just hit a popup that fell with three fielders staring at each other.
March 30th, 20102:05 pm
MFin04 And as an announcer or someone who’s job is public speaking, you are taught to speak without regional dialects,
that depends completely on what kind of announcer or public speaker you are, and on if you were taught at all.
Diaz can’t get runner in from thrid. Dribbler to pitcher, 2 outs now. Nate’s up …
Braves really need to learn the art of the sac fly. They were awful last year driving in runs from third with less than 2-outs.
March 30th, 20102:06 pm
Wild pitch, Glaus scores. Tied 2-2 now.
Glaus just rumbled home from third on a wild pitch for the tying run
March 30th, 20102:07 pm
Man, Kimbrel’s glove is so blue, it looks plastic. Did he get that thing at Toys R Us?
Nate takes a walk with a good at bat.
March 30th, 20102:08 pm
Every time i see Glaus going hard I cringe.
God bless those knees with all that weight on em.
DAP – Agreed, he is a local announcer for a southern team, so he can have a southern dialect. I suppose that would be more for national announcers.
But I really don’t think the world “Strength” has anything to do with regional dialect.
Clarification on the Switch Pitcher vs Switch Hitter
Ignatius J. Reilly
glaus is a damn giant. to let him score on a WP you gotta toss a chilli pepper up lee janzens arse
CLINT SAMMONS WITH A 2RUN BOMB
Sammons just hit a 2-run homer. Braves lead 4-2 now.
Who needs David Ross? Clint Sammons has some pop!!!!
Two-run jack for Sammons, on an 0-1 pitch from the Biiig Man.
Clint with the 2-run HR! Braves 4, Yanks 2
March 30th, 20102:10 pm
I’m doing a pitching chart for KK and CC since I wasn’t sure if they were doing them for ST. I wasn’t seeing it for a few posts so I was getting antsy. Sorry and thanks for keeping us updated.
Mucho glad to see that we are scoring some runs for KK..even if it is only ST, and to see them do it off an ace like CC
March 30th, 20102:11 pm
Been away for a few minutes. In the Tulo discussion, I drafted a couple of fantasy teams this year, and I would have taken Tulo #1 overall without a problem. I didn’t do that even when I had a really high pick because I alwats felt I could get Tulo in the 3nd or 3rd round. Pujols is the only guy I think that will outperform Tulo this year, and well, he’s a 1B not a SS.
And Hanley can be on my fantasy team any day, but I would still rather have Tulo. Hanley has had somewhat persistent hammy/groin issues off an on, and I think there is something to that… scares me away just a tad.
You know Americans pronounce everything differently from the English. You might call it regional dialect. You know what they might think of it? Linguistics vary depending on where you are from. Period. Similar thing with grammar and spelling too, believe it or not.
March 30th, 20102:12 pm
Diamondsyd – nice clarification on all those rules. I knew that a switch hitter could switch sides of the plate at least once. I take it a switch hitter, normally, can only switch once during an at bat?
A. Dylan Thomas
March 30th, 20102:13 pm
the dropping of the r by new englanders comes from the mixing of irish, scottish, and cockney dialects from new englands history of immigrant settlers. thats the short answer the long one involves the far reach of the roman empire and the mixing of romance languages with germanic languages which created the bastardized form of german we know as english.
Once again, C.C. barely moves a muscle, watches 3 straight strikes fly in from K.K. Why’d the Yanks even agree no to use the DH if C.C. wasn’t going to make an effort with the bat?
March 30th, 20102:14 pm
Snotboogie – “Strenth” has always been like “nails on the chalk board to me”. That’s the only reason I bring it up. That one has always just boggled my mind.
BravePack, I was sort of messin’ with you anyways, man.
KK looks good so far. We got us a solid #5 pitcher. Glaus just made a very good play over at 1st to end the top of 5th.
March 30th, 20102:15 pm
Anyone know where to find this game online?
Nice Glove from Glaus to snag that bouncing liner for the 3rd out. Very Pretty!
March 30th, 20102:18 pm
glen i dont understand how you are worried about injury from hanley ramirez who has played in 150+ games every season as oppossed to tulo that is just one season removed from a tendon injury.
March 30th, 20102:19 pm
Only to a Kennedy does
DORA rhyme with explorer
one of the blue collar commedy guys
March 30th, 20102:21 pm
Good job from Melky to beat out that chopper on the infield to lead off the bottom of the 5th…
And then Prado, at least beats the throw from 2nd on his ball to stay out of the DP.
March 30th, 20102:22 pm
Prado shrap grounder to 2nd, Melky thrown out and Prado called safe at 1st. CJ up now …
March 30th, 20102:23 pm
CJ cased ball 4 there, full count now.
alright nice one clint!
March 30th, 20102:24 pm
CJ chased ball 4, my bad ,,, now grounds out to 3rd, 2 outs Prado on 3rd.
speaking of cano’s long double…
for you guys that havent drafted yet in your fantasy leagues, im telling you right now cano will have the best numbers of any second basemen in the game this year… better than utley, pedroia, phillips etc. his power is really starting to come and i believe he will hit between 30-35 hrs and drive in a 100+. he should keep his average above .300… the thing is utely is ranked in the top 5 in most leagues. if you have a top 5 pick and are thinking of getting chase, you should pass and hope to get cano a couple rounds later. if not, you can get yourself a solid second basemen that will put a similar numbers as utley. phillips would be a good pick…
yeah, totally off subject. sorry about that.
March 30th, 20102:25 pm
Conrad pinch running for Prado at 3rd. Glaus up ….
March 30th, 20102:26 pm
Glaus 2-run HR. 6-2 Braves.
did prado pull up a bit after touching first base?
Glaus musta heard me: Just hit his first home run, to straight center on a 1-2 pitch from CC. Ball bounced straight up off the top of the wall, Yankees are arguing that it wasn’t out.
Glaus: 2 Run Jack! 6-2 Bravos.
I would have liked to see Heyward v. Sabathia battle!
on the bright side it allows Bobby to get another fair look at the competition between
Mclouth/Diaz/Cabrera… As if their is any indecision as who to start in RF/CF?!?
March 30th, 20102:27 pm
funny looking homer from glaus!
March 30th, 20102:28 pm
Umps call the HR by Glaus a double off the top of the wall.
Oh, what now? Umps might over turn it. Bobby’s out on the field to discuss it. Could this be Bobby’s practice round at an ejection? Maybe just for old times sake… Ah, the nostalgia.
That was a terrible call. It was over the first wall.
And it’s reversed. They’re agreeing with Yankees, apparently, that it hit ooff top of fence and came back in. From replay, it looked like it hit something behind fence and came back, not top of fence. Oh, well.
Ruled an RBI double.
And the ambidextrous kid is in to pitch. Warming up from each side. Love it.
Phil in GA
March 30th, 20102:29 pm
Good action today in the game – glad to see Esco back in. And hope it’s not too long before we finally have a homegrown closer in the bigs.
Sad news to report on the BBQ front: I talked about this place once before, back when folks were naming favorite joints in the south. Southern Soul BBQ was on St. Simons Island, off Brunswick. (I know – weird, right? I doubted it was legit until I tried it – some of the best I’ve had.)
Unfortunately, it burned down yesterday. Was in an 50-plus-year-old former gas station. Very cool, packed little place. Hope they can rebuild. Anybody else eaten there? Here’s a link to the story: http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2010-03-27/story/popular-glynn-restaurant-destroyed-fire
I think it did hit off the top of the CF wall and bounce back on the field for a RBI double.
I think Glaus has alot of the same mannerisms as Ryan Zimmerman… both at bat and in the field…
He threw four warmup pitches from each side, now facing Escobar.
How do umps miss a call like that? Just terrible. It clearly hit some sort of elevated floor behind the CF wall.
March 30th, 20102:30 pm
Here’s the guy…
Escobar grounds out to 3rd to end the inning. Going to the 6th.
how many ejections does bobby need?
March 30th, 20102:31 pm
Yankees have bought all the best players. Why not the umps too.
March 30th, 20102:32 pm
braveman, cano was my pick for 2nd base, and he dropped farther than i thought he would. i put him right up there with utley, definitely.
March 30th, 20102:33 pm
A. Dylan Thomas – on Hanley, it si mostly about the fact that when he has missed games it is always due to a issue with a hammy or a groin. His stolen bases came down significantly last year. And he has struggled with a groin all spring. Just a hunch that there is some reason to be concerned. But like I said, he can be on my fantasy team any time, but I would strongly prefer Tulo and there are about a dozen guys I would take ahead of him.
Wow. The guys in the booth (Brian Jordan and some other dude) have said NOTHING about the ambidextrous pitcher. They think he’s just some minor leaguer they know nothing about. If nothing else, how could they not notice him warming up from both sides? Or at least notice his really funny-looking glove?
none he already has the record with 151 i think
March 30th, 20102:34 pm
boy Glaus gets robbed!
March 30th, 20102:35 pm
bruce I think Glaus has alot of the same mannerisms as Ryan Zimmerman… both at bat and in the field…
yeah, and they look alike to.
It would be more fun if this kid could change sides from pitch to pitch. But I guess that would create a chess match with switch hitters and slow the game down even more.
March 30th, 20102:36 pm
? pitcher for the Braves just had Posada picked off and he threw it into the OF.
March 30th, 20102:37 pm
Ambidextrous pitcher huh? At first I was thinking its gimicky. After thinking about it for a while its really no different than a switch hitter. My hangup is on why the hitter has to pick his side first. Who made that rule? If there was a vote clearly switch hitters would win.
March 30th, 20102:38 pm
With all of the chatter about regional dialects and spellings, I’m surprised no one has brought up the fact that two of TnBrian’s posts on page 2 have words with transposed letters. I saw “shrap” for “sharp” and “thrid” for “third” in his play-by-play, but it didn’t hinder my understanding or enjoyment at all. I’m from the Backwards State (one of several I have lived in, both coasts and up the middle), and I hear people turn words into unrecognizable goo all the time. Everywhere I’ve lived or been has something unique about its local speech patterns. One thing I can’t abide, though, is when someone says the TOTALLY WRONG WORD and gets defensive when corrected. I work in an electronics store, and I frequently get asked for “printer cartilages.” I don’t even try anymore.
Huh. Weird stolen base play on the Braves new pitcher. Gearrin is on the mound, Posada steals 2nd, the throw from the mound to 2nd is HORRIBLE – he bowls it into CF. Posada goes to 3rd base – and then is sent back to 2nd because the Umps called a balk on the pitcher before any of that happened. Weird. With a capital W.
March 30th, 20102:39 pm
Looking at the “skrenf” of the Braves schedule at the beginning of the season, they have a really good shot to have a strong start.
boy these umps are crappy
March 30th, 20102:40 pm
what is up with Nate’s throw?
March 30th, 20102:41 pm
To solve the Switch hitter v ambidextrous pitcher problem Confucius say relate to ancient question, ” Witch one came first the chicken or the egg” so, “which came first, the ambidextrous pitcher or the switch hitter?”
This is Spring Training baseball by Atlanta at its best – or worst depending how you view it. sheessshh c’mon April 5th
March 30th, 20102:42 pm
bruce, Nate has a weak arm, no doubt about that.
March 30th, 20102:43 pm
NICE PLAY THURSTON!
“printer cartilages.” = interesting concept!
Thurston just made a “DAMN” play at 3rd. I think I’ll take him over Conrad.
March 30th, 20102:44 pm
If Spring Training is painfully long, why all the whining from players and journalists about the WBC?
is the game on dish network anywhere?
March 30th, 20102:46 pm
Boy, these pretzels are making me thirsty!
mr. mouf direct tv MLB Xtra innings doesn’t pick up preseason games, its hogwash! It starts april 4!
Diaz singled up middle to start sixth inning against the ambidextrous guy, who’s now switched to lefty to face pinch hitter Mitch Jones.
Need to come up with a nickname for ambidexterous dude. Lighty, Refty, North Paw??
March 30th, 20102:47 pm
It’s pronounced “skremph”.
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