1:01 pm March 30, 2010, by David O'Brien
March 30th, 20102:47 pm
matt r: If Spring Training is painfully long, why all the whining from players and journalists about the WBC?
Because it makes spring training longer.
GTI in Chicago
That was a beautiful play from Thruston at 3rd base to throw out the runner at 1st. I think the Braves are going to have several tough 40-Man roster decisions to make this weekend.
If Spring Training is painfully long, why all the whining from players and journalists about the WBC?
Because it makes a long sprint training even longer.
I like the WBC personally though.
The announcers aren’t aware that this pitcher for the Yanks is pitching RH and LH.
March 30th, 20102:48 pm
I also had a customer get quite angry with me a few weeks ago when I was unable to sell her a WiFi cable. No, she didn’t mean an Ethernet cable or a USB wireless adapter. Her laptop had built-in WiFi, and she went to the public library to use the WiFi hotspot. When she asked a librarian if she could borrow a WiFi cable, the librarian told her they didn’t have any.
Who is the other announcer other than Brian Jordan?
March 30th, 20102:49 pm
After Mitch Jones sac bunt, pitcher switches to right-handed to face Sammons. I don’t think most of the crowd is even aware of what’s happening. No sort of “what the?” buzz I can sense.
Yeah, the announcers are completely oblivious. I think the other announcer might be Chip Caray.
Would Lighty be called a “switch pitcher”?
Now switches again to face lefty Hinske.
Me too Shane. They do need to compress it and then take Jayson Stark’s idea and play the Final 4 during All-Star Week
March 30th, 20102:50 pm
Hinske with a single, bases loaded with 1 out.
When he first came in to pitch, their comment was that “we don’t have anything on the new Yankees pitcher, Pat Venditte. Just one of those guys trying to make an impression this spring.”
Hinske just hits and hits
Nova Scotia Steve
Everybody startin to warm up to Hinske???
March 30th, 20102:51 pm
Fancy Amby or not, this Yanks pitcher is having some trouble. Faced 5 batters, and 3 have reached. No runs in – Yet.
Eric “Ice Cold” Hinske – A La Brian Jordan
Little Matt Young (lefty) up, and switch-hitter on deck (Conrad) has both helmets with him.
Sac fly for Braves. 6-4
They just noticed it! Showed him switching around between batters.
Sac fly for Young, now Conrad to bat left-handed. Tells ump, who tells pitcher.
March 30th, 20102:52 pm
anybody got a radio link?
In the regular season, supposedly, instant replay would be used to get that call right.
It would be nice if instant replay could also get rid of the foul line umps in the playoffs. It dilutes the umpire pool with 2/game unnecessary umps. In all my years of watching baseball, I don’t remember a situation in the regular season where the umps got the call wrong on a ball that lands in-play. If the ball goes out of the playing field, instant replay is available to correct that call. I can recall at least 4 instances where the foul line umps either got in the way, or got the call wrong — most recently the Mauer “foul ball” in the AL playoffs last year. A foul line ump started the Yankee rally in the 6th inning of the infamous Leyritz HR game, when he distracted Dye from catching a foul fly off the bat of Jeter, who given a 2nd chance started a 3-run rally with a base hbit off Neagle. A foul-line ump also blew the “Jeffrey Meier” call in another playoff.
March 30th, 20102:53 pm
Pitcher has to declare first, and he said he was pitching right-handed. So Conrad then hit lefty. Weird stuff.
He grounded out to end inning.
March 30th, 20102:54 pm
So why did he pitch righty? I was of the impression that the pitcher got to choose after the hitter.
nevermind! thanks dob
March 30th, 20102:55 pm
Down here, “ask” is often pronounced “axe.” Also, the word “on” is inserted before “tomorrow,” as in “I’ll think about that on tomorrow.”
DOB, I knew a guy from Texas and he also pronounced “nuclear” as “new-kee-ler.” The dude was a TV news anchor!
March 30th, 20102:56 pm
I hate the Yankees…..
Mike in Smyrna
March 30th, 20102:57 pm
Command is a commonly used term for pitchers. I’ve even used it myself but is there an actual definition for the term? I think I’ve always just assumed I knew what sports writers meant.
who else is pitching in relief for braves
March 30th, 20102:59 pm
Here I will post it again for clarification on the Switch Pitcher/Switch Hitter rules
March 30th, 20103:01 pm
Someone who is ambidextrous is just at home in the water as he is on land !
I know it’s an old joke but old jokes are still good .
I thought the hitter had to choose first?
March 30th, 20103:02 pm
GW Bush channeled me on nucular. I was nucular when that boy was still hosting keggers.
March 30th, 20103:03 pm
Thanks for the link, Diamondsyd.
Proctor just gave up a LINE-DRIVE homer by Posada down RF line. Two-run shot ties score 6-all. Second homer off Proctor in his past two appearances.
ambidextrous pitcher – what does he do, swim and pitch at the same time?
March 30th, 20103:04 pm
Some people say Idear instead of Idea
March 30th, 20103:06 pm
March 30th, 20103:07 pm
TECH fan , I beat you by 2 minutes with the old joke !
does anyone where those old White Sox uniforms with shorts anymore – they were so cool.
March 30th, 20103:08 pm
Rick – Nice, I dodn’ see yours or I would have left it at that.
DOB – who is pitching this weekend?
March 30th, 20103:09 pm
Can the Braves beat Tech?
Another HR given up by Proctor should help make the roster decision easier (if it was not already decided as you wrote earlier, DOB.) Any idea the pitching matchup tomorrow vs. the ‘Stros? Heading to Dark Star with the kids in the morning.
March 30th, 20103:10 pm
My favorite regional pronunciations are “warshing” your car, a chicken laying an aig while breaking her laig, and the Canadian/Minnesotan “oat” instead of “out”..
March 30th, 20103:11 pm
warshing – lol
An ambidextrous pitcher? Sweet…I always wondered about that.
BigTimeTECHFan, I used to say ideal instead of idea. It took me forever to break it and I still slip up sometimes. College edumacated and all
March 30th, 20103:12 pm
I am looking for a man with six fingers on his right hand. No left hand. No right hand.
Wait, wtf is up with your glove? Anyway, you killed my father, prepare to die.
March 30th, 20103:13 pm
timthebrave – me to I’ll say Ideal, but some say idear
It’s funny that MFin04 is talking about how the way someone speaks makes them seem dumb and uneducated when his Mfin04’s posts always make him sound dumb and uneducated.
March 30th, 20103:14 pm
“Can the Braves beat Tech?”
Your joking right. If they played them in a 162 game season they would win about 130 games.
In my experience, WALMARKS is generally followed by muthaf*er as in, “I’m headed down to WAL-marks muthaf*er!
Ambidextrous pitchers could have been a great weapon against switch hitters, I guess MLB is trying to discourage that
DIGICAL! Yeah seriously, I’ve heard it down here.
I’m taken the kids to WALMARKS to get some shoes and a bite to eat
March 30th, 20103:15 pm
Big Time TECHfan , I enjoyed your line too – old jokes need to be preserved (LOL)
My mother-in-law says “wush” instead of wish
March 30th, 20103:17 pm
If we’re talking about the truly uneducated, as a salesperson I must include credic approoed as in, “If you can get my credic approoed I’ll take that Kia home to-DAY!”
Rick – but now I fogot who said it, Yogi keeps coming to mind but I think it was later then that.
Roll Tider….I disagree with the out/oat pronunciation…canadians surely say “oat”, but Midwesterners have a really pronounced OUt…almost
March 30th, 20103:19 pm
When I ask my friends for a loan , they say ” no ” instead of” yes ” ( one of those regional things )
Have you actually heard every black person pronounce the word strength?
How about the ChicaRgo Cubs or the MiamAH Dolphins……
March 30th, 20103:20 pm
One time I elbowed someone playing pick up b-ball, he yelled at me and said “You borke my Toofies”
How about I-rack and I-ran instead of E-raaq and E-raan.
Same way for Pack-E-Stan instead of paac-E-staan.
One time I elbowed someone playing pick up b-ball, he yelled at me and said “You broke my Toofies”
I’m an ambidextrous pitcher also. Unfortunately neiter arm has a chance at being drafted…
My favorite of all time….Y’all (which I was corrected on a previous blog is not Ya’ll). Being from the midwest…we say “you guys” instead of “Y’all”…
March 30th, 20103:21 pm
Not in Minnesoooota they don’t. At least not in my travels. Of course, Fargo the movie highlights the “ya”.
DOB: Proctor just gave up a LINE-DRIVE homer by Posada down RF line. Two-run shot ties score 6-all. Second homer off Proctor in his past two appearances.
“shoot him in the face!”
How about the ChicaRgo Cubs or the MiamAH Dolphins – oh I hate that!
March 30th, 20103:22 pm
Mixxo – when I worked at comcast. I heard that all the time. digical. skreet (for street). row (for road). funny stuff
So tell me how is the word “Strength” pronounced? Do you say it with a long -e- or a short -e-? It bothers me that a guy who obviously has some intelligence would waste their brain cells trying the generalize a race. At least I assumed this was the case. How do you pronounce this word “PORTSMOUTH?” Do you say it as it’a spelled “PORTS” and “MOUTH” or do you say it correctly where it sounds like “PORTSMITH?”
hehe. Rick wins!
Roll Tider- Whut da muntly note?
March 30th, 20103:23 pm
Being from the midwest…we say “you guys” instead of “Y’all”…
you guys is ok, but where did youanz come from
Wi-Fi cable. That’s classic, one of the funniest things I’ve ever ready on the blog.
Terr-ELL or TERR-ell? That is the question…
March 30th, 20103:24 pm
how did saito look
I think we can probably expect Heyward to play tomorrow….
Oh, and they just announced attendance today: 11,112
route — root or r-out?
March 30th, 20103:25 pm
DAP — you are right… ryan Zimmerman and Glaus do look alot alike.
youanz??? You mean yenz? Cause that one’s legit.
March 30th, 20103:26 pm
My aunt says Jewry instead of jewelry all the time. Cracks me up.
route — root or r-out? = like baseball ump – r-out
Segovia played a mean guitar riff in that last inning.
It’s clearly not pronounced “Strenth”. I’m not sure can really pronounce a word through typing, but let’s just not say it like “strenth” and we’ll all be fine.
March 30th, 20103:27 pm
Fischerking04 – as in “yenz guys” are crazy?
I never knew that was real word
March 30th, 20103:28 pm
yada, yada, yada
DOB – do you like Driv’n and Cry’n
You mean it’s not pronounced “strenth”? Says who?
March 30th, 20103:30 pm
For all those who want a little more info on Pat Venditte:
Rob Neyer had a blurb on him a couple days ago, too.
So this pitcher could theoretically pitch an 18-inning game no problem. That’d be quite a sight, switching up against lefties and righties for 18 innings.
March 30th, 20103:31 pm
is the game over?
wow, can someone get back to the game. all this vocabulary bizzness is boring
March 30th, 20103:32 pm
Dictionary.com written by some Webster guy.
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