1:01 pm March 30, 2010, by David O'Brien
March 30th, 20103:32 pm
So this pitcher could theoretically pitch an 18-inning game no problem.
Doubtful the legs last that long unless he’s also pitching on one leg at a time.
March 30th, 20103:33 pm
Well, it clear that No. 70 for the Yankees, which my travel roster says is Zach Segovia, is no match for the Bravos.
Wait, scratch that. He just struck out Conrad. Now Thurston’s up with runners on corners…
March 30th, 20103:34 pm
Game is still going on:
Saito – scoreless inning- no H, no BB.
Braves leading 8-6.
Infante RBI hit 7-6
March 30th, 20103:35 pm
My grandma still calls a refrigerator a fridgedar. A washer is a “warsh” to her.
Wayne in Utah
My grandmother used to love to put “eye”-talian dressing on her salad. My uncle Buck likes to run them “Michigan Tars” on his Buick too.
Thurston RBI single gives Braves a commanding 9-6 lead over the World Series champions. Freddie up with two on, trying to tack on more runs in what is quickly becoming a rout….
OK, I’ll stop.
Thruston should make the team.
March 30th, 20103:36 pm
Looks like young also got an RBI against Segovia.
ruh roh Conrad. Not a good time to strike out, and then have Thurston drive ‘em in.
March 30th, 20103:37 pm
Omar continues to produce.
March 30th, 20103:38 pm
Now don’t go dissing Elmer Fudd, or you’ll make me vewy angwy!
March 30th, 20103:39 pm
My mom says Warsh instead of Wash.
My dad says Idear instead of Idea.
I always mess with my dad. When he says he has an Idear, I always tell him it just Flewed away Flew.
Thurston gets a hit and everyone starts treating Conrad as if he impregnated his sister.
March 30th, 20103:40 pm
So is Kimbrel the only “cut”?
They said on the YOUTUBE clip that if he throws 15 or 20 pitches both ways, he can pitch in relief almost every day .
March 30th, 20103:41 pm
Wagner’s mowing ‘em down in ninth
Wagner with a 97mph fastball, then a nasty, nasty slider for the K. Love to see that.
When my mom sneezes, it comes out sounding like “Hesh” really loud. Her sneezes sound like that old WWF wrestler the Berzerker.
March 30th, 20103:42 pm
Didn’t Conrad homer earlier in the game? Or maybe it was yesterday. Regardless, the inning by inning change of blog favorites is hilarious.
“How bout dem dogs?”
March 30th, 20103:43 pm
Nova Scotia Steve
Wagner mowin em down is right!
I told you, it’s pronounced “skremph”.
March 30th, 20103:44 pm
Great win. Yanks kept their starters in longer than we did and the Dragon Slayer prevailed again!
ugaccountant, I know, I’m thinking about that Conrad HR yesterday and his glove work should be enough to make the team. I hope so.
March 30th, 20103:45 pm
Monty, that is the talk from the local Indians where I live. They claim to have their “own” language when all it is, is unintelligent english. Example.
“Dats a Buick, Ain’t it?”
Speaking of Wagner mowin’ – could definitely see that dude doin a John Deer commercial somewhere down the road.
“Not only do i mow ‘em down in the 9th innin’ for the ‘lanta Braves…but i also mow my own lawn…and when i do – i choose John Deer lawn mowin equipement.”
March 30th, 20103:46 pm
rammerjammer, March 30th, 2010, 2:55 pm … “…the word “on” is inserted before “tomorrow,” as in “I’ll think about that on tomorrow.”
on tomorrow = on the morrow (morning)
more correct than just “tomorrow.”
Don’t know if the HR yesterday will be enough to overcome the .239 BA vs Thurston’s .302
March 30th, 20103:47 pm
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I love the Geico commercial with Elmer Fud “I’m huntin’ wrabbits.”
March 30th, 20103:48 pm
Today is an insignificant win, but being the hopeful, optimistic fan that I am, I’d say it was a preview of late October! Braves beat Yanks for the Series! McCann-series MVP of course
I seen Billy Wagner throw 100 before.
Striking out with a man on 3rd and less than 2 outs will do that. Especially when Thurston drives in the run with a single right behind him. Of course it’s not fair, or even all that logical looking at the long term situation, but it is a very predictable response.
That (3:39) is funny. You could have told your dad that his idear was warshed away by your mom.
March 30th, 20103:49 pm
How are you feeling about the bullpen these days? I think you were having some misgivings about Saito and was preferring Soriano to Wagner.
For my money, I think in the end, Saito and Wagner will have a better year than Soriano and Gonzalez.
If they do fail, I feel OK with our supporting staff being able to pick up and carry the load.
I can see Kimbrell pitching 2-3 months in Gwinnett, then coming up and learning at the side of Wagner.
Medlen is the one who excites me the most from our group right now. I see him as being a strong bullpen arm, but with starter’s potential.
Nothin runs like a deer – which Chipper Jones promply destroy’s with his Winchester Model 70 which offers a very simple adjustable trigger, detachable or non-detachable box magazine with or without hinged floorplate (depending on model), and three-position safety on bolt.
March 30th, 20103:50 pm
I just saw you guys talking about the switch pitcher Venditte or whatever. I live in Charleston and he played most of last season here with the Riverdogs (they play against Rome for those interested). I really thought that he would get eaten up from the left side by major league lefties because he was a high 70s low 80s guy. I thought he was much better from the right side so I guess that blows any shot of me realizing my dream of scouting professionally. It seemed more like a ’side’ show to me but if he is in major league camp they must really think something of him.
And by the way, my mom is also from Charleston and she say Califohnia, and it drives me crazy.
Gil In Mechanicsville
March 30th, 20103:51 pm
Don’t know if the HR yesterday will be enough to overcome the .239 BA vs Thurston’s .302… Didn’t Bobby say he wasn’t aware of stats, only what his eyes see? Never know what or who he is planning to keep. Might just keep the best house painter on the team for all we know….
My favorite new slogan: Can’t Stop a Toyota!
March 30th, 20103:52 pm
Conrad walks more than Thurston, or at least he has this spring. Definitely a hard decision for BC and FW though.
I LOVE that Elmer Fudd commercial!
March 30th, 20103:53 pm
March 30th, 2010
So this pitcher could theoretically pitch an 18-inning game no problem.
Back in the 50’s Don Newcome once pitched both ends of a double header.
(but only went 7 in the second game.) I believe that Wilbur Wood did it too, but he was a knuckleballer.
Wayne in Utah – I’m actually still a little nervous about the ‘pen. I think it’s the area that presents the most question marks for the Braves – maybe not as many as the Phillies at the moment but still has question marks.
Wagner looks great – that was the most impressive performance I’ve seen from that guy so far this Spring.
Saito i’m still a little nervous about – but i guess he was dealing with a calf issue at the beginning of Spring so maybe he has that resolved.
But with Moylan, O’Flaherty, Medlen and the rest of the cast…they’re rounding into form.
I still think Proctor has the potential to be a big piece of this bullpen – we need to give the guy a break. He’ll be back and i think we’ll need em.
But i truly believe this Atlanta team is the one that gets us back into the play-offs!
March 30th, 20103:54 pm
BigTimeTECHFan, March 30th, 2010, 3:23 pm … “but where did youanz come from”
I think that might be short for “you ones” (Similar to young’uns.)
March 30th, 20103:55 pm
Nah, GIL… he has an affinity for window installers vs. painters. As long as they can pitch 5 innings, that is…
Gil In Mechanicsville Didn’t Bobby say he wasn’t aware of stats, only what his eyes see?
Very true but Bobby’s eyes should tell him who is hitting and who isn’t although Conrad has been playing good D. Certainly no way for bloggers to determine who Bobby keeps and who he lets go.
Amen to that!
March 30th, 20103:56 pm
It seemed more like a ’side’ show to me but if he is in major league camp they must really think something of him.
He’s not in big league camp bigchiefrg. He’s in minor league camp, but Girardi wanted to see him today. Said he hasn’t seen him pitch yet, so a SS game was a good opportunity.
March 30th, 20103:58 pm
It’s you’unz, not youanz!
March 30th, 20103:59 pm
Wayne Conrad walks more than Thurston
Certainly right there and the .340 to .318 OBP shows it.
March 30th, 20104:00 pm
That’s y’all plus three… that’s what that is
March 30th, 20104:01 pm
DOB – there is talk on another Braves site that Acosta was placed on optional waivers and has been claimed by the Mets. I was under the impression that Acosta still had options left and was sent to AAA and not placed on waivers. Have you heard anything or is the false info?
Judge Chamberlain Haller
Uh… did you say ‘yutes’?
What is a yute?
March 30th, 20104:02 pm
Before anyone bags on Bobby for relying on his observation of people, he does it alot better than most on the blog. People on here have been butchering the memory of Jeff Bennett for instance, when he had a 3 something ERA for each of the last three seasons with the Braves. That’s what you call well above average.
Inablity to pronounce certain phonetical sounds properly is more about geographical location and upbringing(how parents spoke) than intelligence or race. I grew up in a heavily black populated town in Georgia where I attended very integrated schools and worked in direct sales among African Americans after I graduated and can attest to their troubles pronouncing certain letter combinations. I thought at one time it was just indicative of the race until I visited London England and heard African Brits speak the King’s English with impeccable pronunciation. It was an eye-opener coming from where I lived. As I’m sure it would be for a Londoner to come to south Georgia and listen to some of my relatives speech or even to my own.
March 30th, 20104:03 pm
That’s exactly correct. You guys might forget that I’m nothing but a jumped-up ole country boy, but, I know these things, LOL.
My personal favorite: “And how’s your mom and them?”
Judge… minus the spelling isn’t that Utah’s mascot
March 30th, 20104:04 pm
March 30th, 20104:05 pm
Drew and me is taking this conversation to the barn, ain’t we? Shoooot.
March 30th, 20104:06 pm
Oh, excuse me, your honor…
March 30th, 20104:07 pm
I personally like “What I told my ol’ lady”
Renegator: Yes. Cox indicated they’re taking the rest north, since most of those to be cut will be with Gwinnett anyway and will be used to round out the roster — along with some other minor leaguers — for the weekend games vs. Sox.
Brad from AL
DOB when can we expect Heyward jerseys? I would like one for opening day.
March 30th, 20104:08 pm
Correction: It’s mommer an’ ‘nem!
anyone hear anything? IS ACOSTA A MET?
March 30th, 20104:09 pm
Wayne, true enough, and I have never, ever heard “and how’s your dad and them?” LOL
March 30th, 20104:10 pm
Both pronounced the same, but meanings are much diff:
Utes: Indian Tribe
Utes: multiple young people.
March 30th, 20104:11 pm
Kawakami had a finger blister, that’s why he didn’t pitch another inning or two. Not a bad one, and Bobby thinks it won’t affect his timetable, since KK isn’t pitching in a reg-season game until April 11. he’ll be able to pitch in the April 11 at S.F. in sixth game of season.
He’s supposed to throw in a minor league game of some sort here at Dark Star on April 4 as his final start before the season. Cox said he’d probably still be able to do that. KK wanted to pitch then and get extra rest before his first reg-season star.
March 30th, 20104:13 pm
Excellent article on how the Braves tricked 13 teams to byoass Jason Heyward in 2007 draft:
March 30th, 20104:14 pm
all y’all take care…..later
bigchief: the switch-pitcher isn’t in big-league camp. just brought over for a day, as I wrote earlier, so that Girardi could see him pitch once. more out of curiosity than anything else, I think.
you’re right about him being a thumber from the left side.
March 30th, 20104:17 pm
Good performance by the Braves today, but the Yanks didn’t bring Tex, Arod, or Jeter to the show.
As Dogsbrekky will no doubt confirm if he is around, a Ute is also a multi-purpose vehicle, like a Jeep, used in Australia – the name is an abbreviation of “utility”
18 Wheels of Love
March 30th, 20104:18 pm
Hey, how did the amphibious pitcher do?
Two final questions:
Will Obama get the pitch out of the dirt this year? (and will his mama buy him some jeans that are long enough?)
Will an advancing Hanson or a developing Heyward be more key for the Braves success in 2010? With all the Heyward hype, Hanson gets kinda pushed to the background. I would LOVE to see both utes to have a great year this year!
March 30th, 20104:19 pm
“warshing” your car
ive never understood this one.
a chicken laying an aig while breaking her laig,
i am a fan of accents ( i think they make a person unique) but this one bothers me.
March 30th, 20104:20 pm
DOB… is this switch-pitcher supposed to be a decent prospect or is he just a spectable for what he is?
Yeah, and we didn’t have Heyward. He’s worth all three of those guys.
March 30th, 20104:21 pm
“God give me skrenkf.” -E. Costello
March 30th, 20104:22 pm
What about Jesse Chavez makes BC or anyone else think the guy deserves a bullpen spot? He has gotten smacked around all spring. I understand Reyes given that we need another lefty in the pen but Chavez deserves to start the season in AAA not Kimbrel.
what happened with the game?
March 30th, 20104:23 pm
“Before the Braves’ game against Washington, Heyward held court with his parents and 14-year-old brother Jacob – who, one scout said, is already drawing the attention of scouts – on the team’s bench.”
Umm, is there any kind of dibs system where we can get his brother in our organization? If this is like a Justin and BJ Upton situation, we’d certainly love to have both.
You’re too late… we done et.
I bet JoJo is traded before opening day.
March 30th, 20104:24 pm
Jared – perhaps it was his 4.01 ERA in 70+ apperances last year in the major leagues. Far more important than how he’s done in a handful of innings in practice games.
March 30th, 20104:25 pm
ok, both my parents pronounce “home depot” like deppo, instead of deepo. where did that come from? they insist both pronunciations are correct, but they are the only people ive ever heard talk about home deppo.
March 30th, 20104:26 pm
i guess deppo is the british way to pronounce it. my parents arent british.
I don’t think JoJo will be traded. He is currently our only starting pitching depth. (not counting Medlen)
March 30th, 20104:30 pm
DAP can confirm Deppo is the English (i.e. correct) way of saying it.
March 30th, 20104:31 pm
Pickin and Grinnin
March 30th, 20104:37 pm
Have you checked out the new White Sripes album “Under Great White Northern Lights”?
March 30th, 20104:38 pm
COX on Proctor today: “I thought Proctor threw the ball well. He tried to go inside on Proctor and didn’t get it in, got it down the middle. Two strikeouts, 94-95 [mph], you can’t ask for more than that.
“His arm strength is coming around. He just needs to pitch more.”
March 30th, 20104:39 pm
Pickin and grinnin: Terrific live album. I bought it at Best Buy for $14 or $15 and it came with the bonus DVD, a documentary of that same tour. Really good stuff.
March 30th, 20104:40 pm
steve McP Deppo is the English (i.e. correct)
English, i.e. correct? no. Being the British pronunciation doesnt make it the right one. not if youre in the US.
March 30th, 20104:41 pm
DOB-Dude, check your email. You are NOT going to believe what I just forwarded to you.
March 30th, 20104:43 pm
Jo-Jo Reyes has no business making the team. I guarantee he will cost the Braves several games if he comes out of the pen or starts. It amazes me how they continue to give this bum chances.
March 30th, 20104:44 pm
Jared: You’re under the impression that Chavez and Kimbrel were competing for a bullpen spot and that whoever pitched better in spring would get it, regardless of anything like age, experience, or anything else that’s happened before (like 73 appearances for Chavez last year in majors, while Kimbrel has 13 innings above A-ball). Not to mention any circumstances such as 40-man roster status.
That was not the case. Seven (or whatever) appearances in spring training, on regular rest and against a mixed bag of major leaguers and minor leaguers, doesn’t override 73 appearances against big-league teams last season. At all.
I’m not being a smartarse about this, just trying to make it clear how this decision and similar ones are made.
March 30th, 20104:46 pm
Tulowitzki he hit 859 away from Coors last year with a career away OPS of 769. another Coors hero for the most part so far. he needs to take it up one more step away from home. hope he does cause he can pick pretty good
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