4:31 pm April 28, 2010, by David O'Brien
April 29th, 201012:44 am
nah Anders, your mom has you pegged, but keep trying to fool us we need the excitement
How long until it’s not feasible?? The problem is not that we’re only 4-5 games out. Or that we’re still in the WC race. The problem is to get to 90 wins this team has to now go 82-59 (23 games over .500) the rest of the way .578 baseball. Who knows maybe this is the year that it won’t take 90 wins to get in. Who really thinks the team as constructed can do that? Not me. Over the next 10 games if we go 3-7 then it will take .600 baseball the rest of the way out. Something we didn’t even do the 2nd half of last year, as good as we played. Time is running out before improbable sets in and we start thinking about all the great hitters we could get over the offsesason! Oh, that’s right, didnt we just go through that and nothing happened.
April 29th, 201012:45 am
Or perhaps the team bus left him stranded at the park… because when they asked where he was… somebody yelled out that he was in scoring position! (yeah, I know he doesn’t ride the team bus but it’s the only way the joke works)
April 29th, 201012:46 am
I was just thinking the same thing Anders. Maybe we get married and I get to be your father.
Who’s your daddy now, lil Andie? Might be fun. I think a firm hand might just straighten you out,
Don’t read the Braves post game comments if you haven’t yet. Just more tip capping from the Braves.
too bad Tom
I appreciate you consoling me, nolie, but have no fear. I’ll just go back to the drawing board. There’s more than one way to skin a cat.
Shoot! My cat, Luigi, just read that off the computer screen. He just threw my kitchen knives out and ran under the bed. I’ll be back in a little while.
April 29th, 201012:47 am
Monty- What’s the over/under on the “What can we get for Wagner” posts? I say 25 games.
Montreal is definitely on my list of places I want to visit
April 29th, 201012:48 am
Nolie- I’d just put you in the old folks home where you belong. Done and done.
Tip capping? Man, the Waiter’s Union isn’t gonna be happy about this.
April 29th, 201012:49 am
You can bet your ##$, it won’t be a power RH bat.
April 29th, 201012:52 am
Monty, I personally don’t know. It is possible that a few of those rockets that are hit with RISP will start to find some fair ground or that one of our starters doesn’t have the 5/6th inning blues like the last three have had. Once those take place then the guys can focus on building from the win and go from there.
The Phillies are off to their usual cold start and I just don’t expect the Mets to be this good for much longer.
Hey, I’m trying to think positive here.
I guess you could try. Might even succeed if you bring a few friends.
Oh Wait, you do have a few friends dontcha?
April 29th, 201012:53 am
I told you I needed to be saved from Stupid…looks like it’s too late for me
Good to know how she refers to me when I’m not here…
April 29th, 201012:54 am
actually that was one of her nicer comments Jim
April 29th, 201012:55 am
Hey don’t let me bring you down. I’m just blowing off some steam. Stranger things have happened.
Post fight comments
April 29th, 201012:57 am
“Somebody go check DOB. I’m worried about him. I’d be worried that maybe he said something that might offend some players, and that maybe a couple of them took a swing at him.
No worries though. I’m sure they would have missed.”
Chipper: “You gotta tip your cap to O’Brien. He located his head well, we just couldn’t make contact.”
Cox: “Heyward’s pulling WAY too many punches, he needs to swing more.”
Glaus will end up at 270/24/90 yup yup, just y’all wait. you heard it first here
April 29th, 20101:00 am
I vote for Nolie to give the Braves that “speech” DOB was talking about,
April 29th, 20101:01 am
I told you I needed to be saved from Stupid…looks like it’s too late for me (cab)
Good to know how she refers to me when I’m not here…(Venice Jim)
DAMN IT!!! What a great line! I’m really upset that I missed it. That would have made my night.
April 29th, 20101:02 am
Glaus will end up at 270/24/90
Strikeouts/ Hits/ Pouty Faces at Umpires
April 29th, 20101:05 am
YFT, that’s nothing. In the Bobby Cox Report on the radio, he said the team had only made one mental mistake through the first month of the season.
I reckon 17 of the 18 (now 20) errors were… spiritual mistakes? Emotional?
The only players on this team that have been consistant are Prado, Hinske and Hanson.
April 29th, 20101:06 am
As the saying goes ‘Like mother like son”. True dat at 1:02.
April 29th, 20101:07 am
Yunel Frosted Tips, well, he’s gone next year. No more of it.
April 29th, 20101:09 am
Listening to a great old song by Frank Zappa, on XM radio, called “Willie the Pimp”. Is anyone out there familiar with this old cut?
It’s probably a better question for the morning crowd.
Tom O – I have been fortunate to have missed most of the misery of late – maybe it will work out for me since I can watch tomorrow…
well Brian, any number of them have been consistent…ly bad
Yunel's Frosted Tips
Cox’s defense mechanisms have gone from protecting his boys to downright delusional, it’s really sad seeing the old codger unravel before our very eyes, he may rival Al Davis as the biggest loon in pro sports before this disaster of a season is over. Meanwhile, no changes will be made in regards to hitting coach or anything else of substance because “we owe it to Bobby to go out on his own terms”. I agree, but it should have been after 1999, not this year.
April 29th, 20101:10 am
How ’bout Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed ? Tom.
April 29th, 20101:11 am
The 1:02 about Glaus was awesome!
Tom O – I’m afraid my Zappa knowledge is limited to Billy the Mountain, and Eddie are You Kidding, from my W&M days…
April 29th, 20101:12 am
Nice to see the Chumper pointing fingers (imo) one again:
“Don’t forget the miscommunication to lead off the game,” Jones said. “That’s what happens when you’re in a losing streak.”
He was referring to Skip Schumaker’s first-inning leadoff single, a bloop to left-center that Jones assumed fell in for a hit because left fielder Matt Diaz and center fielder Nate McLouth got wires crossed.
April 29th, 20101:14 am
Well take heart Braves fans. The Mets will rest tomorrow so the most you can fall back is another .5 games. So no matter what, tomorrow is gauranteed to be better than any of the last 7. Just trying to help.
April 29th, 20101:15 am
I used to know a Willie who was a pimp, but I don’t think Frank knew him.
April 29th, 20101:16 am
Just trying to help. Anders
that’s what i like about the guy. He is one of the kindest, most considerate trolls in all of trolldom
Jim, we are all aware that your work has come at a time when the Braves have been losing. If your free night tomorrow, results in a win, you may have to quit work.
If you resist, we may just hog-tie you to the couch. (cabravesfan has already bought the rope!)
April 29th, 20101:17 am
I bet Kawakami and Saito interpreters get together and drink in the hotel bar and make fun of these clowns in Japanese.
Coach (2011 or Bust)
April 29th, 20101:19 am
20 more games like this and all this team will need is a priest, headstone and shovel.
April 29th, 20101:20 am
Good Morning from Zurich! Looks like another disappointing evening in St. Louis…
Tom O – no need to quit tomorrow – game time is 10:40 a.m.here – actually, I got home in time yesterday for most of the bad stuff…
April 29th, 20101:21 am
geez, Anders is enjoying itself. Tool. The thing about this troll is he/she is the epitome of diplomacy and grace when the Mets suck but show its true colors at times like these.
You can set your watch by this troll’s tool-ness.
having CAB tie him up might be all the incentive he needs Tom
The team is putrid right now. The whole team. We can whine all night about how pathetic the offense is right now. And it is. But the pitchers have to pull the load too. I realize the stress on them is incredible because they’re pitching with no margin for error. But this thing should have ended in Game 1 of this series if Tim Hudson had done his job. For a starting pitcher on this staff to finally get a 3-spot early then proceed to piss it away before the 6th even ended unacceptable. Clearly he is not back to 100%. And that should be on Roger and Bobby to recognize that he’s done after 5 and be ready to get him at the first sign of losing it. And don’t even get me started on D.Lowe…
April 29th, 20101:23 am
well Ernesto he is a troll afterall. They have to keep up the image y’kno.
If he were a normal human being he wouldn’t be spending all his off time cruisin’ another team’s board.
April 29th, 20101:26 am
Not to worry, ernesto. You can also set mark calendar for Metroclock Suck Time, and he’ll be back to his sparse, sticky sycophancy again.
April 29th, 20101:27 am
wow mom, you really do know your son. that’s nice to see in a mother.
April 29th, 20101:29 am
nolie – do you have access to the video system we have installed here?
April 29th, 20101:32 am
Jim, CAB is selling stills for $5 and 10 minutes of video for $25. Pretty hot stuff.
You mean she hasn’t cut you in on the take?
..I’m sure that’s just a small oversight that she meant to rectify soon.
April 29th, 20101:33 am
Guten morgen, GermanBravesFan. No, nothing worth watching here. Looks like Bayern Munich is having some troubles in the Champions League. How does the national team look for South Africa?
April 29th, 20101:35 am
nolie – until I started working regularly, that was how we afforded the essentials, such as food and large containers of appropriate beverages…
April 29th, 20101:37 am
well ok, just as long as you are getting paid for all that exertion
chip carey's eyebrows
April 29th, 20101:38 am
anders go f*ck yourself
April 29th, 20101:55 am
still around Moe?
April 29th, 20102:10 am
¡buenas noches! Nos vemos mañana. mejor suerte esta noche
April 29th, 20102:16 am
“Hire Ned Yost and Mike Maddux.” Yeah, it worked so well for the Brewers. The Braves must hire those two instanter.
April 29th, 20102:18 am
Manana… nosotros no somos bien tambien. No bien… todos los dias. Todos los dias con Bobby Cox aqui. Pero el dia hoy Bobby Cox habla adios… Feliz Fiesta a Atlanta!!!!
April 29th, 20102:20 am
waffle house is kickin’ me out and that means no free internet. i gots to run to pick up my baby from hooters too. shes a cook. go braves!
April 29th, 20102:25 am
The Braves, who quite simply have some of the best talent in the majors, are the absolute worst team in the baseball.
It’s kind of poetic in a way. At this point, there are no more hurt feelings anymore. If TP gets fired at the end of the season, he’ll know exactly why. They can just say, “we’re going in another direction.” Surely he would understand.
And Bobby, he won’t have to second guess his decision at the end of the year. Everything should be telling him that now is the perfect time to hang it up.
I honestly think the best thing that could happen this year would be for them to finish dead last. We can finally make a clean break from all the nostalgia and everything to do with the past twenty years.
Chipper must know now that this will be his last year. There’s no way he’s playing next year. He can’t do it anymore.
We need to just forget about Adrian Gonzalez. Don’t make some crazy move to help the team’s chances for this year.
Frank just needs to hang onto the young rising stars of the Braves from Jurrjens to Hanson, Medlen, Venters, O’Flaherty, Heyward, Freeman, Schafer, Kimbrel, Prado, Omar and the minor league prospects.
Melky, Glaus, Diaz, Lowe, Conrad and several others need to be gone. Soon.
There’s a good team in there somewhere but Bobby Cox is not the manager to deal with this mess.
What good does it do anybody to get your assed kissed when your failing at something? If I’m screwing up at my job and I hear my boss talk about me like that, I would want to leave. I had a teacher once who I didn’t want to admit made me perform better than I ever had before because he always was hard on me and didn’t give me any credit for what I was doing. I knew he thought highly of me but he was never complimentary in any way. It made me want to work harder and to try to prove him wrong. I respected him but never really liked him but he absolutely got the best out of me.
I don’t get why you would want to be defended and supported when you’re underperforming. They all get to feel good about themselves and feel loved but nothing good comes from it. We get nothing as fans watching them play. Where are the results from the methods of this supposedly great manager?
When will they ever win another game?
April 29th, 20102:28 am
then why post about it Mitchell? Obviously you do care at some level
April 29th, 20102:30 am
they have free internet at Waffle House? I have to start eating there. Thank you, whoever you are.
April 29th, 20102:38 am
Jake, there’s a great deal of ambivalence at this point in case that was unclear.
April 29th, 20102:42 am
I think we all feel that way right now Mitchell. Hard not to at this point, but I believe them to be a better team than they have shown so far.
I never thought they were a great team but they should win 85 games or so I think. The way baseball sometimes works they could get as hot for a while as they have been cold.
April 29th, 20102:59 am
I think Bobby is expressing wrong image to the media. I think he meant Heyward should swing at good pitches even if it is the first pitch. Pitchers are really getting ahead of him for last several games and Heyward did let too many good pitches pass him. There are too many call third strike against Heyward. I just think he needs a defensive swing to foul off those pitches and waiting for a good pitch to hit.
April 29th, 20103:03 am
I agree Richard, I think that is what he meant and he was not disrespecting Jason at all.
April 29th, 20103:22 am
Watching the replay of this Tigers-Twins game on ESPN, just saw Damon extend his hitting streak to 15 games. He’s hit way over .400 during the streak. Really doesn’t look done to me.
April 29th, 20103:31 am
Losing is keeping bloggers away DOB. Better speed up that demand for change article or you might be delivering the AJC to survive. — NMB, 11:34 p.m.
Actually, it’s been some of the best numbers we’ve had. So I guess I can skip the rest of your comment.
April 29th, 20103:33 am
So DOB how does Wrens comments make you feel? You’re a Braves fan and getting paid to cover them.. — Senor Smoke
No, I get paid to cover them.
April 29th, 20103:37 am
Mitchell: Your 2:25 post is correct. I mentioned a similar plan yesterday. Start over with the young talent, divest themselves of the players that have no future here. Pay half of Lowe’s contract to move him, that’s $7.5 million a year to help fill the roster out. I hope Chipper understands we all appreciate all he has done for the franchise, but like Maddox, Glavine and Smoltz, the time is now to retire. The only thing he can do anymore is get on base; No slugging, HR’s, RBI’s Defense. he is a shadow of his former self. Find a team to take McLouth’s salary for next year. Release Melky, Glaus and maybe Diaz. Trade Saito, Kawakami, and Ross for prospects. Let Venters and Medlen have a chance to start. When Schafer is ready ahd healthy put him in CF. Bring Freeman up at some point and let him get his feet wet.
McCann, Prado, Escobar, Heyward, Freeman, Schafer-Sign Jorge Cantu to play 3rd, try to sign Crawford or Werth for the other outfield spot.
Hudson,Hanson, Jurrjens, Venters and Medlen (as good or better than present rotation without the cost) Who knows Javier Vazquez might be cheap and want to come back,if either Medlen or Venters struggles.
Wagner, Kimbrell, Moylan, O’Flaherty, Chavez, Dunn, Marek (Equal to what we have now)
Infante, Hinske, and money to spend
April 29th, 20103:46 am
i hope you don’t really think all that is gonna happen
April 29th, 20103:58 am
nolie; I hope most of it will. Chipper will make his own decision, of course. But, I do think he will seriously consider retirement if this season goes down the tubes. Lowe will be the most difficult problem to find a solution. But, despite his winning record over the post year, a 5.50 era should be at the very least moved to the bullpen. The signing of Cantu is very possible and affordable if Chipper retires. The rest is definitely do able.
April 29th, 20104:11 am
it may be doable but i doubt they are gonna scrap that much of the team.a few changes are likely as much as they will be willing to do.just like most years
April 29th, 20104:26 am
nolie; You may be right, but if this season ends anywhere near how it has started, the fans will dictate the future moves they make. They will stay away in droves and attendence will drop to 1980’s levels. Terry McGuirk(sp) seems satisfied to keep spending at his noted”comfort level”, but with the Cubs, Dodgers, Phillies, Mets, Cardinals, Giants and others spending to keep thier own free agents, as well as others as needed , the Braves are falling further away from the good years and the fans will not support an inferior product on the field. don’t get me wrong , I’m not looking for a 130 million dollar payroll, just looking for year to year flexability to keep it competitive. Which we surely have not been for the last 4 years!
April 29th, 20105:20 am
I went out tonight and was shocked how many girls like disco. Ended up having a great time, but I doubt I will be getting any platform shoes. WTCG news with Bill Tush is a hoot.
Skip Caray: “Rick Mahler has pitched much better than his record indicated.”
April 29th, 20105:33 am
Moe Berg: Bayern played a great game on Tuesday. Why would they have problems? They are, after all, in the final! As for the national team: no big hopes there. My prediction: Quarterfinals at the World Cup…
April 29th, 20106:50 am
The special committee has proposed the DH in the National League parks during the All-Star Game. This was not Bud Selig’s idea, but the Special Committee’s.
Suspicious. Bud should form a special committee to form special committees, making sure that the special committees are special. Especially, since this specific special committee who wants the game to be special; doesn’t seem very special. Speculation.
April 29th, 20106:59 am
“When the skidding Braves held voluntary early batting practice Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Busch Stadium, the entire team showed up.
They hit then and hit again during regular batting practice a few hours later, but they didn’t hit when it counted against the St. Louis Cardinals. Again.”
When this bunch of insecure, wait for someone else to do it, I’m really scared of losing another game “head cases” that are the Atlanta Braves decide to have a few psychotherapy sessions, then perhaps they might improve their lot!
April 29th, 20107:22 am
DOB, you are a fan at some level…I mean, you don’t root against them when they play. Now, I know you aren’t like most of us who have followed them for over 20 years…
Yup, sure would be nice to have the money KK is making to go towards offense…like signing Damon this offseason or having money to spend on a 1st baseman. You folks who think the KK signing was a good signing are CRAZY. I would rather have Meds and Damon than Melky and KK.
April 29th, 20107:24 am
Here’s the scary part (as if we needed any more scary parts watching this team)
Even if this team turns it around starting today and reels off 8 wins in a row, they are just as capable of falling off the wagon and turning back into a quivering bowl of goo just like they are now. Eight-ten game losing streaks say something about team makeup. It shows a fragility exists in the very being of the group. Even if they go on a winning streak, they are just as capable of going on another losing streak.
Bi-polar baseball teams generally aren’t very successful.
Say hello everyone to your last place team: The Bad News Braves.
April 29th, 20107:25 am
an 8-10 game losing streak also says something about our pitchers. you know why we never had one of those back in the day? Three words: Maddux, Smoltz, Glavine. one of our vaunted aces is goign to have to go old school and throw a damn shutout.
April 29th, 20107:31 am
April 29th, 2010
an 8-10 game losing streak also says something about our pitchers. you know why we never had one of those back in the day? Three words: Maddux, Smoltz, Glavine. one of our vaunted aces is goign to have to go old school and throw a damn shutout.”
Well played, JasonInFl!
April 29th, 20107:36 am
JasonInFL, only problem with that is you cannot have a 0-0 tie, which is exactly what it would be with our non existent offense.
April 29th, 20107:42 am
Wake me up when it’s over!
April 29th, 20107:43 am
Oh good, we face Wainwright? Another chance for a former Brave to beat us. Just wait until Renteria hits a game-winning homer off of Jurrjens….the universe will explode
How are things going?
Just after we extend our losing-streak to 43 games
April 29th, 20107:56 am
The Braves lost? I’m shocked. SHOCKED!
April 29th, 20107:57 am
One ray of sunlight: Lil’ Melky had two hits. He’s nearing .200 for the season. Can, oh, .225 be that far behind?
And one disappointment: dear, dear Kawakami, the most expensive 5th starter in the majors (I think). Normally, dear, dear Kawakami makes it to the fifth inning (his average). He fell off by two outs last night. His arm tired or something?
April 29th, 20108:04 am
Since Frank Wren doesn’t see a need to make any changes at this time, let’s start the change with him. He needs to go!
Release Troy Glaus
Call up Freddie Freeman
Brian from SC
April 29th, 20108:10 am
I got nothin’.
April 29th, 20108:14 am
Heyward didn’t strike out. Lowe gave up no runs. And a friend bought me a case. All and all, not a terrible night.
April 29th, 20108:19 am
ONG, to hear the BRAVES on TBS once again. The dulcet tones of SKIP CAREY made me wistful. And this current edition of the BRAVES makes me long for the eighties once again when RICK MAHLER lead the club to 60 or 70 wins a season. Come on BRAVES you can do it. GO BRAVES.
April 29th, 20108:21 am
Only 15 more consecutive loses until we tie the Phils for the longest losing streak.
April 29th, 20108:22 am
No news from the minors or from ex-braves around the league. My hearts just not in it. Not to mention, I accidentally dumped an hour’s worth of effort in that area last night.
April 29th, 20108:32 am
I really don’t know what to say after the Hawks lose at Phillips and end their winning streak there. and of course the Braves lose yet again surprise surprise. The Hawks are supposed to be going forward not backwards!
April 29th, 20108:39 am
Im not starting this whole we should have resigned KJ again but he has 8 homers and 15rbis that is more than Chipper,Heyward,MCcann. nevermind he has more homers than anyone on the Braves team and rbis then anyone on the team I quit looking its depressing
April 29th, 20108:42 am
No matter whether you want a trade today or not, you don’t want Wren saying he’s eager to make a move. That’s like a giant sign saying “rip me off” to other GM’s. Like last year when the Nate McLouth move came out of nowhere, we can probably expect one small move in May or June. The reason I say that is because Wren has been saying since missing on Damon that we have a little budget flexibility for a small move once we got a feel for our weaknesses. But the trade will probably be about the same level as the McLouth deal last year. Just a little something involving prospects that aren’t star prospects.
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