Glaus a prolific singles hitter this spring

.372 – Troy Glaus’ batting average this spring is outstanding, although no one expected the former American League home-run leader to have a higher on-base percentage than slugging percentage.

Glaus went 2-for-3 with two doubles in Tuesday’s 9-6 win against the Yankees, only the second and third extra-base hits of the spring for the Braves’ 6-foot-6 first baseman. Before Tuesday, he had 13 singles in 14 hits.

He’s batting .372 with a .491 OBP and .442 slugging percentage in 43 at-bats, with 10 walks and 12 strikeouts. His conversion from long-time third baseman to first base has gone relatively smoothly, with only one error so far this spring.

He still doesn’t have a home run, although it looked like he had one Tuesday. Glaus hit a ball that appeared to carry over the center-field fence and was initially ruled a homer.

But after the Yankees argued that the ball hit the top of the fence and bounced back, the umpires discussed the situation and reversed the call, giving Glaus a double.

Replays weren’t conclusive, but appeared to show that the ball hit something – possibly a lower wall — behind the fence and bounced back onto the field.

107 comments Add your comment

Timbo

March 30th, 2010
8:04 pm

Singles are better than strikeouts. Hey 1st, cool!!!!!!!!!

Heyward Man Crush

March 30th, 2010
8:10 pm

We will take the hits, I think that the power will come the more he gets some games under his belt…

Dawgdad

March 30th, 2010
8:15 pm

I’ll take .372. Sure beats the .075 Laroche would have posted for the first three months before hitting .375 the rest of the year. Just hope ole Troy can make muster everyday.

l

March 30th, 2010
8:30 pm

Big Cardinal fan. Glaus came up at end of year (after recovering from shoulder injury). Absolutely could not catch up with high fastball- many strike outs in very limited number of appearances.

FlaReptile

March 30th, 2010
8:58 pm

Just what we need during the season a slow base runner with no power.

Paddy

March 30th, 2010
9:35 pm

I….I get your point, Maybe. Glaus was recovering from shoulder injuries when you last saw him play. What does that have to do with this spring training and his rehab up to this point. My guess, you forgot to finish your thought on this subject.

Braves Fan

March 30th, 2010
9:36 pm

Big Cardinal fan. Glaus came up at end of year (after recovering from shoulder injury). Absolutely could not catch up with high fastball- many strike outs in very limited number of appearances.

29 AB’s 8 K’s Last year. Thats really not enough to go on.

Beauvighn

March 30th, 2010
9:53 pm

I too will take base hits over strike outs or the ever familiar 6-4-3 that comes way to often from other parts of the infield…Those base hits will turn into gappers and then eventually 4 baggers as the weather heats up and he gets comfortable hitting at The Ted…. I am more concerned about him making the routine plays at first base.

Bubba Jump

March 30th, 2010
10:21 pm

Glaus will be an asset to the team, he will hit more than 15 homers and fans will be
glad we signed him as the season progresses.

matt r

March 30th, 2010
10:40 pm

A singles hitter at 1B and a singles hitter in LF… the two “easiest” defensive positions where you should be getting more than singles.

The Sham

March 30th, 2010
10:58 pm

I think we can be grateful if he hits above .300 and hits 15+ HRs. If we were paying Tex kind of money then the argument could be made he isn’t producing as expected. But shoulder surgeries, no steroids and learning a new defensive position can be taxing on a man… Cut him some slack – he’ll be a vital part of this team’s success… At least until Freeman is ready to supplant him!

Quick

March 30th, 2010
11:14 pm

Glaus aint exactly a spring chicken (unlike Billy Wagner) so I don’t expect him to be no slugger. As long as he aint hittin in the 8th spot, I’ll take singles. Keep the avg up and thats solid. He’s not a long term 1st baseman. Probable this year and maybe next and he’s gone anyways. I’m all about a good batting average, no matter who it’s from.

DHD

March 30th, 2010
11:18 pm

Glaus: Better than hitting .207 with 3 HRs. The HRs will come as long as he’s making good contact. He’ll hold down the fort until Freddie gets here.

AdirondackDave

March 30th, 2010
11:28 pm

I — Bulletin… nobody can catch up with a good high fastball.

Doc Holiday

March 30th, 2010
11:30 pm

WOW……….I didnt know 1B was considered an easy defensive position……..Im impressed.

AJ

March 30th, 2010
11:41 pm

If they don’t get RBI’s with double digit HR’s, we may see Freddie Freeman faster than we thought…

BravesFanLostInOhio

March 31st, 2010
12:09 am

I don’t care…just drive in those runs!

Mitchell

March 31st, 2010
12:34 am

The ball always bounces the Yankees way, doesn’t it?

Maybe that was Jeffrey Maier out there behind the wall throwing it back onto the field.

Alaska Braves Fan

March 31st, 2010
3:02 am

First, Glaus is another of this year’s Braves that seems like a very likable guy. I’ve been impressed with the fact that he’s making good contact regularly and getting those hits. If he continues to hit, as others have mentioned, the HR’s will come. Even if he doesn’t get so many homers, and keeps the average above .275, he’ll contribute. So far, though, he’s looking like a very good investment. How about what the Braves did with Sabathia’s stuff today? Very encouraging.

Political Man

March 31st, 2010
4:08 am

Didn’t we have a guy with some punch? Oh yeah, he wanted to be paid a major league salary.

Freddie Freeman

March 31st, 2010
7:18 am

Heck, I’m ready NOW, Bobby just won’t give me a chance.

GT71

March 31st, 2010
7:26 am

dittos – rather have hits than strikeouts. And that reminds me, how’s McClouth doing? With superior pitching, hopefully we wont need too many bangers. I remember winning a TON of 2-1type games in 1991-1993.

McCann Fan

March 31st, 2010
7:42 am

If Glaus hits over .300 this year I don’t care if he only has 10 home runs all year. Hitting somewhere in the middle of the order he will drive in plenty of runs with a good average. After all, if you have 90 rbi it doesn’t really matter how you get them, right?

jim

March 31st, 2010
8:01 am

It is SPRING TRAINING FOLKS! The fact that Glaus has not hit a home run is immaterial to me. Let him work on getting his swinging groove (which it appears is working ) and let the rest come when the season starts. Some of us older types are actually excited about the Braves again. Cannot think of a team with better pitching right now and we have added some nice pieces to the team. Come on Bobby, bring them home one more time.

LivinInAL

March 31st, 2010
8:01 am

I like the idea of getting hits and few homers with runners on base. The choice of 6-4-3 or a strikout when it counted became frustrating early last year.

curtis jones

March 31st, 2010
8:04 am

I project Glaus at .280, 10 HR, 75 RBI…assuming he doesn’t get hurt…and frankly I think he will. Let’s be honest. Glaus put up big numbers back when a lot of players were putting up big numbers. I’ll leave it at that. Still a solid singles hitter though. Won’t get many doubles, he’s too slow. Slight upgrade over Kotchman offensively, huge downgrade defensively. The Braves will lose some games due to bad defense at both infield corners. Chipper’s past his prime, Glaus is out of position. LaRoche would have been a slightly better option, but neither is a real difference-maker at first base. I hope Freddie Freeman is the long-term answer, but he hasn’t shown much this spring when given the opportunity. Mark Bradley’s 3rd place pick is about right.

David O'Brien

March 31st, 2010
8:11 am

I project Glaus at .280, 10 HR, 75 RBI…assuming he doesn’t get hurt…and frankly I think he will. Let’s be honest. Glaus put up big numbers back when a lot of players were putting up big numbers. — Curtis Jones

Like way back in 2008? He had 27 homers and a .856 OPS in 2008 with St. Louis. And 20 homers in 2007. And 38 homers and 104 RBI in 2006…

He’s really never had a season even remotely like the one you project — .280-10-75.

Chief Pitchanono

March 31st, 2010
8:12 am

The power will come as long as he stays healthy. Spring training went about as well as it could for the whole team. As long as Glaus stays healthy he’ll get 15-20 HR’s with a good BA, may take a month or so to get the power going, but over all he will be the steal of the off season. I think we will miss him next year.

Clay

March 31st, 2010
8:22 am

How is Glaus a “downgrade defensively”? Do your homework. Glause is known as “slick-fielding” at 3rd in his career, despite his size. He’ll do fine at 1st.

Tallahassee Fan

March 31st, 2010
8:31 am

In limited at bats last year, Glaus had 3.6 at bats per strikeout. His lifetime ratio is 3.9. I think one would pretty much have to call 2009 a loss for him, so reading anything into his performance at the plate last year is a waste. Remember, he is still young, and looks to be in great shape. Plenty of players with injuries at that age come back and have several productive years. Obviously, his ability to hit for average this spring shows he will be just fine. Calm down people.

Don't Forget the Walks

March 31st, 2010
8:33 am

Glaus also has the ability to take a walk…that might not mean much to many of you but his higher On Base Percentage is very, very important if he is hitting in front of McCann or Escobar. Glaus gets on base 35% to 38% of the time. Adam LaRoche generally got on base 32-35% of the time. Jeff Francouer at his best got on base 33% of the time and in the year he hit 29 HRs – he got on base 29% of the time. Glaus has the skill level to take over 80 BBs in a season. If McCann, Escobar and Heyward hit behind Glaus, then that will give the Braves more opportunities to score runs with a man on base in front of those three emerging hitters that all can put up career years. Remember: Don’t fall in love with the home run, fall in love with scoring RUNS!

Runnin

March 31st, 2010
8:36 am

Dave, your timing on this article is about one day late. After turning on a couple of CC Sabathia fastballs yesterday, Glaus showed that his power hasn’t gone anywhere, and is in fact coming around nicely, right in time for opening day. He’s been out a long time. Those few bats he had last year were not enough to wake up the HR beast that still resides within him.

There was nothing cheap about either of those hits yesterday. The ground rule double was a 410 ft shot off one of the best pitchers in the game. Color me unconcerned with all his singles and walks. That will only make for more RBIs for Brian McCann.

Nathan

March 31st, 2010
8:37 am

Glaus is capable. He has proven that the bat can still meet the ball, and that’s all that matters in spring training. I’d rather him hit singles and doubles to score people like Jones and Escobar who get on base before he does, than strike out.

Steve

March 31st, 2010
8:41 am

I don’t think we should ever be concerned about a guy that is hitting the ball hard and getting on base in Spring Training. His homerun timing will come. I mean would we really rather see him taking upper cut swings to try and hit homeruns in Spring Training? The fact that he is hitting the ball hard right now is proof enough to me that the homeruns will come!!!

Navigator

March 31st, 2010
8:42 am

Home runs are glamor items, but singles hitters get on base and drive in runs. Maybe some of the younger hitters can learn from Glaus that swinging for the fences every time at bat is a stupid idea.

Fischerking04

March 31st, 2010
8:44 am

People projecting him to hit for a high average and only a few HRs need to stop projecting immediately. It’s not like this is a young player that we can’t predict yet. He’s been around and if he’s healthy you can expect 25+ homers. And to expect him to all of a sudden turn into a .300 hitter would be ridiculous.

There is a reason that the players always say things about how this is just spring training and the Grapefruit numbers don’t matter. I tend to think that it’s because it’s just spring training and the Grapefruit numbers don’t matter. If healthy Glaus will play exactly like Troy Glaus.

Andrew's 25 Crew

March 31st, 2010
8:44 am

As long as he is making consistent contact, the power numbers will come. This is Spring Training, a time to get back into playing mode and prep for the regular season when wins and losses count. I dont care if he has 10HRs or 0HRs in ST, all I care about is the fact that he is making contact with that avg he has. One error so far at first is showing good signs that he still has it defensively and has the ability to move across the diamond to the other corner. Glaus will be a valuable asset to us in the four hole, batting righty behind switch hitting Jones and the left handed McCann in the five hole. This line up with produce runs…mark my words. No repeat of 09 no run support. Too good of a rotation not to have run support this year

Jim Bob Cox

March 31st, 2010
8:59 am

Where’s Norton

Marc in FL

March 31st, 2010
9:05 am

I’m just glad McCann is batting 5th this year, he’s a much better 5 hitter than 4 hitter; as long as Glaus stays healthy he should easily hit 20-25 homers with around a 260-270 AVG. If Chipper gets back to around .300 AVG and 20 homers in the 3rd spot, we have a good middle.

Don

March 31st, 2010
9:09 am

Although most of the “IFs” relating to the Braves postion players are probably going to turn out in a positive way (Chipper will probably rebound to a significant degree, Prado will probably prove that he indeed can be a productive full time player for the full season, Heyward (if Cox does not ruin him) will probably be mature enoughto adjust and have a very good year, and Diaz will probably show that he can be a productive basically full time player (if given the chance). And of course, we know that we have quality majore league players at Short and Catcher.
BUT, my guess is that Glaus is going to prove to be a disappointment with a very low BA and OBA and HR and RBI numers not up to expectations;
and that we do not prove to have an acceptable option in Center Field (unless Schafer develops quickly) – McLouth has hit in the .250s or lower in every year in his major league career except one, and even though Melky has slightly higher career BA, his On Base Average in far worse and he has less power.

Big Earl

March 31st, 2010
9:10 am

I would much rather Glaus have a .372 avg with no HR’s than a .250 average with 2 or 3 HR’s. It’s SPRING TRAINING! I’ll start becoming a little concerned if we’re 25 games into the real season and he doesn’t have a HR and/or he’s batting .250 or worse. Have a little patience.

Fillin' up @ Juniors

March 31st, 2010
9:33 am

Can we all agree that Brian McCann is a giant sexy man beast? No need to wait for the answer I will go a head a chalk everyone down for an approval.

Bravedawg

March 31st, 2010
9:38 am

All of you that will take singles over strikeouts, I agree except for one thing, he is supposed to be our new “power” hitter. If he doesn’t put fear into pitchers that he can do that then Chip, McCann or whomever bats in front of him is going to have an even tougher time. Keep your fingers crossed that he does find that power stroke, that’s what we need. If we are going to be content with singles than let Infante play 1st and hit doubles and singles. Let’s go Glaus, make it happen man!

siskel_god

March 31st, 2010
9:56 am

Another big time power guy named in the Mitchell report who has steadily declined. Seems like a nice guy to pull for, but like the commercial says “steroids don’t make great athletes, they destroy them”. Just saying.

Frank Robinson (Rockmart)

March 31st, 2010
10:04 am

My projection:
.270/.365/.461 22 HR, 93 RBI, League average defensively

Chris

March 31st, 2010
10:05 am

Chase Utley has 0 home runs, Alex Rodriguez has 1 home run, Derek Jeter 0, Victor Martinez 1, JD Drew 0, all these guys and plenty more are all obviously just weak singles hitters since they don’t have double digit homers this SPRING. Their teams should just release them.

DonA.

March 31st, 2010
10:13 am

I read the AJC Braves blogs daily and usually the comments that follow. It amazes me to see so many negative comments daily…Bobby this, Glaus that, McLouth, Chipper, Wren, blah blah blah. Come on people, it’s still spring training…a player’s time to get prepared for the regular season. Do the players on the field not want to win? Do Bobby and Frank not want to win?? Give the guys a chance to manage and play some games that matter before the Braves bashing starts! Last season doesn’t matter now and stuff happens: injuries happen, slumps happen, losing streaks happen. But so do clutch hits, walk off homers, shutouts, winning streaks, etc. I am ready for the season to start. I am ready to see the Braves take the field. For I am a Braves FAN. A fan of a team supports that team however good or bad, and I see a good year ahead for the Braves. But in the event of a bad year, I will still be a fan.

WreckinBall

March 31st, 2010
10:17 am

9:56 am – What exactly, are you ‘just saying’?

Yoda

March 31st, 2010
10:31 am

Great, a singles hitter….we already had Chipper!!!!!!!

PMC

March 31st, 2010
10:33 am

Singles and Doubles are fine. Just keep making contact and hitting it hard. Take what the pitcher gives you.

I must be the Crazy One

March 31st, 2010
10:36 am

Glaus is gonna get his… guys like him always do. I’m hoping he can keep that average above .260, hit his share of dingers (20+ is certainly not out of the question) and do a capable job with the leather. The Braves have always, always had a knack for identifying and signing guys prime for the comeback/swan song type season. I give you Bobby Bo, J.D. Drew, Kotsay, Lonnie Smith, Terry Pendleton, Julio Franco, Sid Bream… and that’s off the top of my head. I anticipate a solid season from the guy, and if you don’t after the spring he’s had then you’re just looking to p* in somebody’s cornflakes.

KC

March 31st, 2010
10:37 am

Here’s what u need to know about Glaus:

First of all, he DID hit a HR yesterday. It hit on the top of something that was just beyond the outfield wall. He also LAUNCHED one earlier in the spring that was knocked down by wins
blowing in hard from Left.

Consider also that he hit only one HR in spring of ‘08, but went on to hit 27 that year.

Additionally, keep in mind that numerous sluggers, including perennial 40-HR guys like P.Fielder and Adam Dunn, have taken longer (more AB’s) to hit their first HR than Glaus.

While he officially has no homers this spring, he’s deserving of TWO. But regardless… The only thing that mattered this spring was for him to prove that his shoulder is healthy and strong and that his bat speed is back to normal. He’s proven that.

So there are a few people that really need to chill out.

Don

March 31st, 2010
10:38 am

Why are we not optomistic? Bobby Cox is still the manager – and season after season we have seen him do and not do the management procedures that violate event he most simple and basic fundamentals of winning used by managers at every level of baselball – Little League on up. Our pitching shcould be very good but not great enough (as it once was) to overcome Cox’s management procedures and lack thereof.

Chris

March 31st, 2010
10:44 am

I must be the Crazy One

don’t forget Mike Devereaux, Jared Wright, Mike Bielecki, Dennis Martinez, John Burkett

Andy Messersmith's Jealous Contract

March 31st, 2010
10:50 am

I’m much more excited that everybody is hitting the ball. The roid era is over, and its more important to have guys that can work the count and hit for average Just like the economy, baseball is going to look like it did in the ’70’s when the good teams had one or two guys that hit over 20 homers and the you won if you got guys on base and could move them around. We lost too many games last year because we had one or two guys on base and then had Schaefer, Francouer or Johnson come up to bat and strike out or ground into a double play. Thankfully this lineup looks very solid from top to bottom and we won’t need to hope for the 3 run jack. Hopefully Bobby will coach to that strength.

Chris

March 31st, 2010
10:51 am

if only we could have Don as the next Manager. He has a winning record in the over 350 lb softball league and clearly he is so much more knowledgeable than a Guy like Bobby Cox. That Booby Cox sure was lucky that teams have kept him around all these years and paid him all that money. He clearly knows nothing bout baseball

GO BRAVES

March 31st, 2010
10:57 am

Troy Glaus,whwn healty hits for a kinda low average and provides good power.Maybe .265 average,28 home runs and 92 RBI,if Chpper culd hit atleast 25 home runs we are in the playoffs.

GTSteve

March 31st, 2010
10:58 am

I am with you on this one, KC…..also in Spring Training, you usually see a different pitcher at every at bat ( at least early in spring training ). I don’t think anyone hits a ton of home runs in spring training

athdoggie

March 31st, 2010
11:01 am

It’s all about RBI. I don’t care if he hits 5 homers as long as he has rbi.

dpelfrey

March 31st, 2010
11:22 am

Glaus 45+ days might have been “assisted.” But he’s still a big guy with legitimate 30+ homer power, with or without the extra help.

The x-base hits will come, hopefully with plenty of guys on base.

jim

March 31st, 2010
11:57 am

Not that we should care about the yankees problems, but DOB remarked in several posts about how huge (= fat?) Sabathia looked, and his ERA before yesterday’s lack of quality start was already a bit robust. Could he be eating himself out of stardom (ala Andruw) and will the Yankees come to regret that huge contract? I’m also hearing concerns on the NY talk shows about Santana’s decreased velocity.

Phils Phan

March 31st, 2010
12:03 pm

I love it. Glauss is played out. Let hin get his singles. He’ll just cause even more D.P.’s . Hope u got him for a song. The dude abover is right. You may see the Kid sooner tha Cox wants.

Chuck

March 31st, 2010
12:07 pm

The Braves historically just don’t pay for first basemen – only once (Tex) since Fred McGriff, and it didn’t work out. Ken Caminiti, Scott Thorman, BJ Surhoff, Ryan Klesko, Andres Galaraga (maybe an exception), Randall Simon, Wally Joiner, Wes Helms, Rico Brogna, Julio Franco, Matt Franco, Robert Fick, Adam LaRoche, etc. That’s just part of their business plan. Maybe since they had some power up the middle… Glaus is perfect for the Braves model – a steal – and we should all thank Frank Wren for getting him. Frankly, I would much rather see Glaus than Tex. Tex soaks up large payroll and is a liability at the plate till the second half. The yankees are a good match for him, cause they have other guys making $20M to pick up the slack till after the all-star break. In the case of the Braves, he was a big reason the season was over by the time he started playing. Chipper hits .460 the first half and Tex hits .220 right behind him to end the inning. If he shows up for the first half, the season is completely different. I’m not a Tex fan.

Mets militia

March 31st, 2010
12:08 pm

Troy Glaus. Are u kidding, Troy Glauss? I’m with phils phan(and I hate them).
Glauss is NOT someone to count on

GetwhatUpayfor

March 31st, 2010
12:12 pm

Braves will be ok and if someone fails Wren will come riding in and make a trade. You believe that?

Fire Paul Hewitt.

jim

March 31st, 2010
12:13 pm

Not like Carlos Delgado was!

Benjamin

March 31st, 2010
12:14 pm

Spring training stats mean very little.

Remember, a couple springs ago, Lastings Milledge hit 11 home runs.

jim

March 31st, 2010
12:15 pm

I guess we should be counting on Daniel Murphy or Jacobs, or waiting for Ike Davis instead?

Phils Phan

March 31st, 2010
12:17 pm

Her’s the Braves worry points: McCann better stay healthy, and with his mouth he could be dodging bean balls every day. Then Heywood, Even Michael Jack Schmidt hit 191, with only 20 dingers his rookie year. And don’t get to excited about Wagner. He can’t break 97 anymore(102 mph) when we had him. He is lousy in the clubhouse, IF YOUR LOSING.

Phils Phan

March 31st, 2010
12:22 pm

SHOULDA KEPT TEX, BUT EVEN HE WOULDN’T GET YOU INTO THE PLAYOFFS THIS YEAR.

CARDS FAN

March 31st, 2010
12:25 pm

Hey getwhatupayfor, Wren better come ridding in on Puljos or Howard

jim

March 31st, 2010
12:26 pm

Schmidt was never a particularly disciplined hitter, especially in his first year. He could be induced to swing at bad pitches. We’ll all just have to wait to see what Heyward does in his first year before comparing it to Schmidt’s or at the other extreme Pujols’s. I think McCann might be more prone to be the target of a beer bottle from a fan such as yourself than a particular target for bean balls. I can name a couple of Philly players who are not very popular with our fan base too. As a Philly fan you should worry more about Lidge breakingt 92 than Wagner breaking 97. And I think both teams need to worry a bit about the Marlins.

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
12:28 pm

The Braves need to re-sign me, and I can lead them to the pennant. I’ll just show those hitters(I mean batters) the old Hungarian fastball and beanball and intimidate them like I used to in the 80s!

Benjamin

March 31st, 2010
12:29 pm

McCann could be “dodging bean balls every day” because of “his mouth?”

He’s not Milton Bradley, man. lol…

Chuck

March 31st, 2010
12:32 pm

Phils Phan: I visited Phildelphia a few years ago, and I understand your inherent anger and negative ranting. It was creeping in on me by the time I left, even though I was only there for 8 hours. Your comments would have made me mad, but the I realized that you talk about your own players the same way, even when they win. I bet we have some good games this year.

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
12:33 pm

Did McCann say something bad about the Phillies or their fans or the attitude of the whole city.

Benjamin

March 31st, 2010
12:35 pm

I’ve never even heard anything about Mac. From what I’ve known of him, he’s been nothing but a popular teammate and someone that has friends around the league, and in my dealings with him (which aren’t expansive, but I’ve been around him a few times), he’s never been anything less than normal.

Mac’s a good dude.

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
12:42 pm

According to the last census, Philadelphia has the highest number of jerks per capita of any major city, minor city, or one-horse town in the USA. After visiting Philly many times since that census, I won’t be surprised if that number has risen significantly when the new census is completed.

PHILS PHAN

March 31st, 2010
12:44 pm

jim, we don’t throw bottles on the field, and to say I would, was idiotic. You’re a class act boy.

PHILS PHAN

March 31st, 2010
12:47 pm

al hrabosky never was much more than a fool with a gimmick

PHILS PHAN

March 31st, 2010
12:49 pm

al hrabosky was never better than average, and it took his gimmick to get him up to average. actor not a pitcher

Mets militia

March 31st, 2010
12:56 pm

WOW! Ihate the phils, but the dude talking of thrown beer bottles is a jerk. Pilly ans us are the big division rivalry right now, and PHILS PHAN is probably laughing his ass off at this absurd atlata optamism. mets or phils win the east, followed by the fish, braves, nats, IN THAT ORDER……/LATER

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
12:57 pm

When the talking heads on the sports shows bring up bad fans, the fans of Phildelphia are ALWAYS mentioned first. Why is that? Umm, let me think, because a very high percentage of them are from Pa., and are JERKS, yes that’s it.

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
1:01 pm

Second highest number of Jerks per capita, in a major city? New York City, particularly, Brooklyn and Queens.

phils phan

March 31st, 2010
1:09 pm

First, we are passionate fans, but are always spoke of as very knowledgable.
Second, jerk must be the extent of poor OLD AL’S vocabulary. Third, except
for “BEACHCOMBER”, you all sound like a bunch of overly hopeful diehards. I’ve been their myself. But I prefer the term”AND NOW, INTRODUCING YOUR 2 TIME DEFENDING NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS…………….you be glad to know I’ve written my last line here. jim the beer bottle chuker showed your lack of class, and reality. (beachcomber not included)

Mets militia

March 31st, 2010
1:13 pm

hey al. I just found one of your old cards. I autographed it with my name. Probably double it’s value. Might be worth a penny signed. You always were a loser.

Innocent Bystander

March 31st, 2010
1:16 pm

3-0 Houston, top 1.

timthebrave

March 31st, 2010
1:26 pm

Philadelphia fans are the worst in all their sports. They even boo their own players if they have a bad week. They start fights if their team loses. I know I am generalizing because there are good Phils fans out there but you have to get past the drunk, cursing know it alls to meet the good ones

Mets militia

March 31st, 2010
1:35 pm

I don’t blame PHILS PHAN for signing off from this nonsense. timthebrave shows his ignorance with his statement. For 15 years mets and phils fans take the 90 minute trip to go to the others ballpark and cheer are teams. Not once, not one damn time has their been anything more than good natured ribbing. Go Michael Vick!!!

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
1:37 pm

phils phan @ 1;09pm – some more words that I have in my vocabulary to discribe Philly and Mets fans are discourteous malcontents. Free agency came about when Curt Flood refused to be traded to Philly, in large part due to the terrible attitude of their of their fans, (who he considered racist).
On a lighter note, glad to see you have written your last line on this blog. My only hope is, that you mean forever.
Mets Milita @ 1:13pm – MY question to you is, do you really believe I am Al Harbosky. If so, could I interest you in purchasing one of the many bridges that connect Manhatten to the island your team plays on? I have them all marked down 20% this week, and this week only.
The Mets stank last year when they were all injured, and will stink even worse this year, when they are healthy.

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
1:47 pm

Mets milita @ 1:35pm – Please fill free to join your comrade, phils phan in signing off from this nonsense, with your tail tucked between your legs.
And thanks to the football gods, that the Eagles have Mike Vick and the Falcons got rid of him. I am glad, the Eagles are going green and recycling the Falcon’s, REJECTS.

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
1:48 pm

Meant to say feel free.

Mets militia

March 31st, 2010
1:49 pm

AL Had to resort to the “race card” Flood didn’t go because the phils sucked and he didn’t want to be on a re-building team. Course that was 40 yeaqrs ago and things change. Now every free agent wants to be a Phillie, anf you know it. Even Met fans know it. Halliday took a big paycut, because he wants to win. Cliff Lee all but cried to find out he wouldn’t end his career in philly(I STILL THINK HE’LL BE BACK THERE). Also, the phils have the 4th highest payroll in MLB. They also have sold out 75 of 81 home games fort 2010. In addition, the Phils were the top draw among visiting teams in the national league, and 2nd only to the Yanks.

Mets militia

March 31st, 2010
2:02 pm

I don’t think anyone would tuck their tails from a bunch of georgia PEACHES.
And northeasteners at least HAVE SOMETHING to tuck. You talk like a yellow,low down coyote, thats been gelded, AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mets militia

March 31st, 2010
2:02 pm

I don’t think anyone would tuck their tails from a bunch of georgia PEACHES.
And northeasteners at least HAVE SOMETHING to tuck. You talk like a yellow,low down coyote, thats been gelded, AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

phils phan

March 31st, 2010
2:08 pm

mets militia tells me AL H. IS PLAYING RACE CARDS, AND DE-GRADING OUR TWO FINE CITIES. MAYBE SHERMAN OUT TO TAKE HISSELF ANOTHER MARCH THROUGH ATLANTA. SEEMS YOU NEED TO GET RID OF THE TRASH ANYWAY

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
2:09 pm

Mets militia — It sounds like you are a bigger Philly fan than a Mets fan.
Flood didn’t want to go to Philly because the phils sucked, Connie Mack stadium was crumbling, and he considered the fans abusive and ‘he’ thought that many of them were racist, it is a historical fact that lead to the birth free agency. It’s what happened, it’s wrote down in books, it’s what was reported in the news at the time it was happening, I was alive at the time.
On a different note, it’s all just a game, I wish good fortune to your Mets and the Phils, may they finish 2nd and 3rd in the East.
By the way, the Falcons will CRUSH the Eagles in 2010!
—-GO BRAVES!!!!———-GO FALCONS!!!!———-2010—–

phils phan

March 31st, 2010
2:16 pm

FALCOND DID REAL GOOD AGAINST THE BIRDS LAST GAME, DIDN’T THEY?(AND 6 EAGLES STARTERS MISSED THAT GAME. AND WHILE FLOODS STORY IS TRUE, IT WAS THE VET, AND THE LOSING TEAM HE DIDN’T WANT TO GO TO. RACISM WAS NOT AN ISSUE. I GUESS HE WOULD HAVE LOVED TO COME TO A DEEP SOUTH TEAM LIKE THE BRAVES. ALSO, ST.LOUIS WAS AS BAD AS ANY WHEN IT CAME TO SUCH SAD THINGS AS RASCISM

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
2:18 pm

phils phan—Here you are again. I thought you promised 1;09pm that you had written your last word. I guess that was just another carpet-bagger lie.
If you are able to get Sherman to take another march, tell him to bring it on, you got our address.

AL HRABOSKY

March 31st, 2010
2:20 pm

phils phan — you can try to rewrite history if u want, but history is history.

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