Braves’ 0-7 trip is worst since 1949

61 – years since the Braves had a trip as bad as the one that ended Thursday.

This 0-7 trip against the Mets and Cardinals marked the first time the Braves went winless in a trip of at least seven games  since September 1949, when the Boston Braves went 0-8 at Philadelphia and Brooklyn. (It’s never a good sign when your team’s dubious feat is the worst since the franchise played an opponent in Brooklyn.)

Before Thursday, the last Braves team to go winless on a trip of at least six games was the 1980 team that went 0-6 on a season-opening trip to Cincinnati and Houston.

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April 29th, 2010
8:31 pm

Since this team obviously took a dip in the Hot tub time machine..I say bring back Chief Knockahoma. Heck Wrens busy doing nothing.. suit him up!

Braves One

April 29th, 2010
8:53 pm

I think that having Hinske in the lineup, either at first or third, is better than a lineup without him. I would consider letting him play third to spell Chipper and platoon at first with Glaus. We also need protection for McCann. He’s been walked either intentionally or unintentionally I believe 16 times already.

WowJustWow

April 29th, 2010
9:00 pm

Doesn’t matter who is on this team, they are going nowhere. We have a few players that are really good, but none that are consistent. Even Prado and McCann have their moments.

It doesn’t matter anyways, if you are a hitter on this team, TP will ruin you. If you are a pitcher on this team, McDowell will ruin you. If you happen to avoid being ruined by those two, be certain that Cox will ruin you.

Cox only has gotten praise because he is a players manager period. He doesn’t do the small things right in order to win games. Why he gets so much praise is way beyond me. Sure he has won a lot of games, but that was when Mazzone had one hell of a pitching staff. Sure he won 14 straight division titles, but he could only manage 1 WS title. That is not a great manager, that is a mediocre at best manager.

Sorry, but I for one am looking forward to the day when I can watch a Braves ballgame without having to hear the names Bobby Cox, Roger McDowell, Terry Pendelton, and Chipper Jones. Its time for those guys to hit the road and get this team back to where it once was when we had good coaching in other areas that covered Bobby Cox’s butt.

Common Sense

April 29th, 2010
9:01 pm

Bobby Cox has done a lot for this team but looking at his managing strategy, his lineups, and watching how old he looked last night walking out to the ceremony before the game, it is his time to be gone. It will take it to the end of the season, but it is time.
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Proposed lineup: 1. Prado, 2. Escobar, 3. Jones, 4. McCann, 5. Heyward, 6. Glaus/Hinske,
7. Infante/Cabrera, 8. McClouth/Diaz

Get someone at the top who can get on base. Even look at Chipper hitting 2nd.

Alternative: 1. Prado 2. Chipper 3. Escobar 4. McCann 5. Heyward 6. Glaus/Hinske
7. Infante/Cabrera 8. McClouth/Diaz

mike

April 29th, 2010
9:03 pm

Good Lord, what is this? Between Liberty, Wren, Cox, and T.P., we just don’t have a chance. Dave, please have a poll; ask the fans who of the above, is the most responsible for this mess.

Common Sense

April 29th, 2010
9:04 pm

Wow – I agree for the most part. I really do like McDowell. Not as a manager but the guy has been decent. If TP is named our next manager, I may puke.

Brava

April 29th, 2010
9:14 pm

Jeez, can we blame the players who are playing far below their lifetime averages instead of TP, Bobby, and Wren? I sure hope none of you run businesses. It sure would suck to be your manager and have a bunch of slackers working there and get fired by you because they didn’t do their jobs.

I agree that Hinske should be in the lineup, but McLouth needs to be benched. Glaus is starting to hit consistently, just right at fielders. He’s coming around. Melky is also heating up and will be fine. McLouth has struggled since ST and has shown zero improvement. Until Wren is ready to make some moves, he should not be starting.

Clint

April 29th, 2010
9:14 pm

It’s a lost season. I say that as a Braves fan since before they even came to Coldlanta back in ‘64. No, all the suffering we all have done thru the 60s, 70s and 80s has come home to roost again. I could talk, as you could, about the players, the coaches, but bottom line it is always about the ownership. See Winners—Ted Turner—Always. Man, I knew at the time that the trades of Laroche and Johnson were wrong. And getting rid of the bullpen that almost—miraculously—brought us a pennant, was incomprehinsible. Well, We saved money. Congrats. Enjoy your Braves.

Oh, and one other thing that has been something no one wants to talk about—Chipper lost his passion for the game a year-and-a-half ago. I’d feel sorry for him if he weren’t filthy rich. Two years ago he was a HOFer. Today, He’s nada. What a waste.

Common Sense

April 29th, 2010
9:17 pm

It’s about time for Chipper to retire.

The Braves are winning tonite!!!! Gwinnett. Resop 6 IP and 8 Ks!!!

MitchC

April 29th, 2010
9:17 pm

Dave, The Braves are getting more pathetic each day. It’s getting to the point where I cant watch them anymore, and dont want to look at the box scores. I dont live in the Atlanta area, and I spend a lot of money for the MLB extra innings package, just to watch the Braves. This year, so far, I’m sorry I spent the money.

Can I ask one thing: Last night, Mark Bradley blasted the Hawks for their performance in the series with Milwaukee, and the blown lead of last night’s game. Rightfully so, as the team has lost three games in a row. I know it’s only April, but, with the Braves playing as pitifully as they are, why aren’t the writers of the AJC, be if yourself, Schultz, or Bradley when hes not busy with the Hawks, blasting the Braves and Wren to either do something drastic, like a trade, or for Wren to pay by losing his job? One of the writers yesterday talked about how “early” it is. I have news for you, David, if the Braves don’t start playing better, and soon, the “early” wont cut it, as the Braves will be too far back for it to matter. The Mets are hot, and we know the Phillies will find themselves eventually.

I dont see things getting much better for the Braves in the near future, as they have a long road trip again, after this weekend homestand. I hope that whoever shows up to the game tomorrow boos the Braves roundly. Maybe that will be a signal for the team to pick it up, or for Wren to finally get up off his Glutius Maximus and do something!

MitchC

April 29th, 2010
9:21 pm

Dave, I apologize for my last post. I just saw Jeff Schultz’s column on the Braves. I just got home, and didnt look carefully enough. I cant wait to read this. Finally,the AJC blasts Wren!

Worm

April 29th, 2010
9:27 pm

Things are looking up..they just signed a Chinese pitcher named Win-one-Soon!

usnavyvolfaninva

April 29th, 2010
9:51 pm

@Clint… I believe the Braves came to Atlanta in 1966.

usnavyvolfaninva

April 29th, 2010
9:53 pm

Wow, is it me, or is Bobby getting more praise from other teams than Braves fans?

roger dyals`

April 29th, 2010
9:55 pm

a braves fan since Boston but maybe its time to sell them to another city. They fail to condition themselves during Spring training and the players that should be making the team are having to give way to those veterans who are getting ready to retire. Didn’t just start this year, Cox and upper management started this tailspin a few years back. Let Cox retire now and bring up the new skipper asl long as its not Pendleton.

NO MORE BOBBY

April 29th, 2010
10:03 pm

Three years later you guys now get my vision. Enjoy the season.

Scott

April 29th, 2010
10:03 pm

DOB,

Please riddle me this: Since Terry Pendleton took over as hitting coach in 2001, is there a hitter that he’s actually improved or been able to help? I’m not talking about the Sheffields and Jones’ of the past 10 years. I’m talking about guys like Kelly Johnson and Jeff Francoeur, ever guys like Andrew Jones. At what point do people stop talking about players ignoring Pendleton and start talking about Pendleton not being able to get through to players?

Bet the Braves don’t wish they had guys like Johnson, Francoeur and Laroche on their team still?

gobravos

April 29th, 2010
10:03 pm

I hope Schafer can get ready and soon. Do you think he has a chance to be starting by the end of the year DOB? does MclOUTh even have 10 hits since Spring Training started? I think Melky may eventually come around. He has shown some signs of life and is learning a new league and pitchers. I don’t know what the excuse for McOut is. Does even count if you make an All-Star team when you play for the Pirates? If it weren’t for that rule Chipper would probably have a couple more all star nods. It seems like he was held off the team because some crappy teams least crappiest player was their 3rd baseman. Remember when Dale Sveum(? on that spelling) made it instead of Chipper. I think it was like ‘97. Sveum was a Pirate that year, and that is the only reason he was an All-Star. He hit a scorching .260 that year, which is similar to McOut All Star numbers.

Delbert D.

April 29th, 2010
10:09 pm

TB is just Charmin’ as a batting coach.

Ken Stallings

April 29th, 2010
10:14 pm

On 20 April, the Braves were tied with Philly atop the NL East standings and everyone in Braves land was feeling optimistic. Then, the team went of a nine-game losing streak that has shocked all of us to the core!

Now, a team on the onset of proving they could contend, has revealed themselves weaker than last year’s team, and the weakness is offense and defense. The mind-numbing fact is that for the second year in a row, the Braves have an excellent pitching staff.

Troy Glaus has proven the detractors right. He’s an old bat that cannot catch up to a good fastball. You allow a major league pitcher an easy option to get you out with a good fastball, and you’re dead meat before you step to the plate! The reason most minor league players struggle with good off speed pitches is because you aren’t even signed if you demonstrate you cannot catch up to a major league fastball!

In short, prospects can be taught to handle off speed pitches. They cannot normally be taught how to catch up to a fastball. They either can or cannot! Glaus used to be able to, and when you lose that reaction, you’ve lost it for good! He got a contract few other teams would have given him and he’s made his last big payday at our expense!

Unfortunately, Chipper Jones suffers the same problem, but for different reasons. When he’s healthy, he’s a grand threat. But, his body is consistently breaking down and this year is painful proof that last year was a road sign and not an aberration.

Escobar is more of a head case this season than last season. His normally good defense is suddenly suspect, and his failure to catch a below average feed turned a sure double play into a rally by the Phillies to come back and win a game the Braves should have won instead.

But his failure to tag up on a sac fly to right field (right in his sight line from third base) was little league level blunder! In fact, most little league players would have tagged up on that play and score! He’s paid money for this. What the hell is his excuse!

Nate McLouth is showing his struggles in spring season isn’t limited to Florida! He brought it north! No reason to believe he’s suddenly return to form anytime soon.

The only hitter currently struggling whom we expected to is Jason Heyward and for weeks he actually carried the team on his young shoulders!

The Braves have a lot of hard choices before them and it doesn’t seem designing a ring is among them!

gobravos

April 29th, 2010
10:29 pm

I was wrong. Chipper made the team in ‘97. The site I found said he didn’t in ‘99, which is crazy considering he won the MVP that year. Some of those years he was on the OF too, but still put up good numbers.

I don't get it

April 29th, 2010
10:30 pm

I’ve always been a Bobby Cox fan, up until Leo left. Since then we seem to wear out two or three relievers and the rest sit for a week or so between appearances. His sticking with Andruw untl the season was lost a few years back, and Frenchy last year until it was too late is admirable, if misguided. Now I see that Glaus is headed down the same road, with Hinske only making token appearances, even though he is one of the few that is hitting. On the other side of the diamond, Chipper just seems to be going through the motions, and even then he gets hurt. He is stealing money, and the Bravos just cannot afford him anymore. Training camp isn’t for two and a half more months!!!OMG

Common Sense

April 29th, 2010
10:32 pm

Trade for Garrett Anderson..he is hitting a solid .135 with the Dodgers. The Dodgers are almost as disappointing at the Bravos are right now. At least they have more injuries as an excuse.

Boog

April 29th, 2010
10:42 pm

Where’s Biff Pocoroba and Larvelle”Sugar Bear” Blanks when ya need’em?

Braves One

April 29th, 2010
10:45 pm

There is not a doubt in my mind that Otis Nixon couldn’t step in right now and do just as well at leading off as anyone we have at this time.

Boog … I remember Biff…what position did ‘Sugar Bear’ Blanks play?

LuisG

April 29th, 2010
10:49 pm

Worm
April 29th, 2010
9:27 pm
Things are looking up..they just signed a Chinese pitcher named Win-one-Soon!

Man! That was funny!

TheAntiMe

April 29th, 2010
11:04 pm

What a horrible mistake! It seems that some of the Braves hitters were looking to enhance their performance by taking some of those fertility pills that Manny Ramirez and Edison Volquez were suspended for. When they reached for the bottle they accidently grabbed the one labeled futility pills, instead.

Due to the Braves current level of futility that has now reached record breaking proportions, I have decided to consider any game in which they score more than 3 runs a win. Congratulations fellows on a fine win today. :P

WowJustWow

April 29th, 2010
11:14 pm

I have been a Braves fan for over 20 years and let me tell you this. If Bobby Cox decides to stay as the manager, or any of the current staff gets the managers job, I will be a former Braves fan. I am not putting up with this crap any longer. If that happens, I am done.

sad, sad, sad!

April 29th, 2010
11:22 pm

Maybe the Braves should play UGA in baseball….
THEN at least 1 of my favorite teams would win
“a” game……….sigh.

Bill

April 29th, 2010
11:24 pm

Kelly Johnson 4 for 5 and hr #9…whats he on?

Doc Holiday

April 29th, 2010
11:24 pm

So much enthusiasm on the old blog. Brought to you by…..Bobby Cox, the King of managers.

Doc Holiday

April 29th, 2010
11:28 pm

WowJustWow,

Cut the crap……….you have wasted your time watching Cox wasting 13 out of 14 great teams and you have wasted your time last 4 seasons watching Cox finding ways to lose as many games as he can. What makes you thing any of us will believe you that you will be done if TP is named team manager? LOL……….. you will be here wasting your time just as you are doing now and as you have been wasting it since 2006……….not to say since 96.

Doc Holiday

April 29th, 2010
11:31 pm

This team has taken away the energy that Heyward brought up with him………he will become once of our guys pretty soon……….our new JF.

gobravos

April 29th, 2010
11:40 pm

Fortunately, I think Heyward has too much talent to be screwed up by Cox and TP. He is a stud. The shin splints are unfortunate. I used to get those all the time when I played soccer in high school. They suck! and usually don’t heal unless you rest for a while. I hope he is able to play through it. It would be wise to give him more days off, but with the way this team is going he has to play for them to remotely have a shot. The other guys need to step it up and take some weight of the phenom’s back.

Mike McDonald

April 29th, 2010
11:54 pm

A fish stinks from the head. Terry McGuirk is the head man. Non compos mentis.

corkylovesbeer

April 29th, 2010
11:56 pm

Our Atlanta Braves will sweep the Stros! Go Braves!

Brava

April 29th, 2010
11:58 pm

That’s the spirit, corky!!!

Nevada Roy

April 30th, 2010
12:02 am

IMHO here my recommendations:

Stop tallying and talking about the worst streaks, etc. Just tell the team just to go out and relax, do their best and have fun.

Find the money to sign Jermaine Dye to an incentive-based contract. Platoon Heyward and him … he will take the pressure off Heyward and provide him a mentor. Designate Melky Cabrera for assignment … maybe we can trade him for a prospect.

The line-up:

1. Escobar SS
2. Prado 2B
3. Jones 3B
4. McCann C
5. Heyward / Dye RF (Platoon)
6. Glaus 1B
7. Hinske / Diaz LF (Platoon)
8. McClouth CF

Opposition pitchers will face either 6-righties or 5-lefties. Maybe Brooks Conrad could pickup some 1B skills and platoon with Glaus providing a 6/6 configuration. Omar Infante to back-up 2B, SS and CF.

The starting pitchers:

I suspect Derek Lowe’s problem is his ADD medicine is failing causing him to suddenly lose the intense concentration needed to pitch effectively. Disregarding the salary situation, for the rest of the year he best can serve the Braves in a 2-4 inning relief role. Tryout Jonny Venters as a starter … the left hander will give the opposition team something different to look at than 5 straight right-handed pitchers. If he doesn’t work out, go with Kris Medlen.

BUYAVOWEL

April 30th, 2010
12:18 am

After a long slow ride downwards the last four years(321W-327L) from 2006-2009,the Braves have finally completely tanked.This team has not seriously contended for many years and last won a playoff series in 2001.NINE YEARS AGO THAT IS.Cox will be 69 in May and might as well be 99 the way that he “manages”-I use that term very loosely.Over the the last 30 years Cox has won a lot of games but has one RING(World Series that is) and has lost more playoff games than anyone.His tactical skills are non-existent and he seems to be frozen out of any game-day adapting abilities;except for cussing at umps in vain and getting thrown out of more games than anyone in history.Classy guy,as he screams easily readable expletives virtually every game for the whole wide TV world filled with children to see.TIME TO GO,BOBBY.Off to the rocking chair where you can ponder on what might have been.All that talent the Braves had for most of twenty years and very little to show except one little old ring(against the lowly Indians in ‘95).A lame-duck manager is a bad idea especially for one so old and worn-out.It is time for the owners(who are they anyway and why don’t they take responsibilty for there embarrassing product?) to emerge from their cave and DO SOMETHING!

todd

April 30th, 2010
12:22 am

The fault lies with Mr Wren. He is the one who built this mess. When you throw all your money down on a bad bet (Glaus, Cabrerra, Lowe …) and you come up short the blame is on you. Now lets get a GM in here that knows when to hold em (Vasquez, Johnson, Francouer) and when to fold em (the bums hitting under .200).

gobravos

April 30th, 2010
12:44 am

I think it sucks that the Braves lost a lot of WS and playoff games. I think its really a sign of AL superiority over the last 20 years. Not only do they dominate allstar games, but they also dominate the series. The AL has won 13 of the last 20 world series. 3 of 7 NL wins were from expansion teams during that period. The other s belong to the Reds, Braves, Cardinals, and Phillies. Three of the NL winners also lost at least one WS. The Reds never made it back because of the Braves.

gobravos

April 30th, 2010
12:51 am

The AL also juiced it a little more… Clemens…..Pettitte….A-Rod…..Giambi….Palmero…..Tejada….. Some are guys that played a lot in October. Don’t read too much into some of those WS victories or loses. All I know is our ‘95 team was legit. Can Yankee’s fan say the same about all their wins?

gobravos

April 30th, 2010
12:53 am

That’s why I love the Braves, but I can honestly say they are playing awful right now. That is not being are fair weather fan. That is being in touch with reality. They deserve all the criticism they are receiving. Face it.

MJ

April 30th, 2010
1:05 am

Another loss – this is just too hard to watch anymore. I love the Braves and Turner Field, but I’m not going to another game this year. The team that is on the field is an inferior product, and until Wren is gone, it will stay that way. He’s traded and released some great players over the last two years. He got rid of Kelly Johnson last year because he wasn’t hitting (thanks TP!) KJ is crushing the ball in Arizona. Went 3 – 4 tonight (1 HR) in a win. Wren did not resign LaRoche, the one player on the roster with over 30 HR’s in one season since the “The Big Cat” in 1999. “Rochey” went 4 – 5 tonight with Arizona with two HR’s. We let him go and get Glaus? This is turning into “Major League ” when the owner did everything possible to make sure the team finished in last place. Wren, you have destroyed a team and its spirit. TP – you ruin hitters, plain and simple. Your methods, whatever they are, don’t work. Wren, you are personally killing a franchise and the fan base in Atlanta. The Braves are done this year. I guess the good news for you Mr. Wren is that you are meeting all of your budget targets. Congrats, your costs are in control, and you have pulled together a group that is now the worst in the National League.

GLAUSSUCKS

April 30th, 2010
1:44 am

Glaus = Norton. Oh and TP sucks as a hitting coach …………..

GLAUSSUCKS

April 30th, 2010
1:54 am

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David

April 30th, 2010
2:35 am

Is it fair to say that Wren is a good baseball man but not necessarily talented?

bruce mac

April 30th, 2010
4:26 am

I can’t really decide who I dislike the most, Troy (goofy look) Glaus, Bobby (Uncle Festiss) Cox, Frank (quit picking on me) Wren or the cry baby Hawks. I still can’t believe the Saints won a Super Bowl. Now we even have to look up at the stinkin Saints. Don’t you just wish you lived in Cleveland, at least they have Labron.

TheAntiMe

April 30th, 2010
4:58 am

Wow, is it me, or is Bobby getting more praise from other teams than Braves fans?

No, it’s not just you, usnavyvolfaninva. I like to watch on MLB.com, the feeds from the teams that the Braves are playing against to get a good perspective on how the Braves are viewed by other teams. Bobby Cox is very respected as the HoF manager that he is in every city that has a baseball team except here.

Here in Atlanta, surprisingly enough, there are a number of folks who say that everytime the Braves win is because of the players and everytime the Braves lose is because of Bobby Cox.

TheAntiMe

April 30th, 2010
5:01 am

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rickman

April 30th, 2010
5:53 am

They look like the bad news bears….

Rich

April 30th, 2010
7:22 am

OK, after nine straight losses, here’s my take on what we need to do …

Murphy’s alright as C, but move him to 1B to take over for Lum, who is struggling of late, and give the Benedict kid a chance to play every day behind the plate.

Matthews and Horner are the only other two solid hitters we have right now who can even reach base. Let’s hope and pray Horner stays healthy at 3B.

Burroughs is going downhill quickly, and I look for Mullen to trade him mid-season anyway, so let’s start giving that Asselstine fellow a shot in LF.

Darrel Chaney’s done, too, and this Frias guy at SS is a lost cause. Chaney would be better off in the broadcast booth.

I really like Bonnell in and would like to see him stick in CF. Office is fine, but he strikes out entirely too much.

Oh, and shall I get started on the pitching staff?

Other than Niekro, we’ve got nothing. The rotation of Solomon, Matula, and Brizzolara have got to go. Give this Mahler kid have a few more starts and see what he can do. I hear he has a younger brother named Rick down in Richmond who might deserve a shot, too. Oh, and Larry Freakin’ McWilliams? Are you kidding me? And Garber’s blown so many saves already the only thing he’ll ever have to hang his hat on is ending Rose’s hitting streak last season. Devine, Bradford, and Skok … really?

Oh, wait … it only feels like 1979.

David O'Brien

April 30th, 2010
7:44 am

They look like the bad news bears…. — rickman

Jason Heyward = Kelly Leak?

carlchamblee

April 30th, 2010
7:48 am

Bobby Cox says “we’re playing good baseball”

Facts: LAST in NL in hitting, LAST in NL in fielding pct., tied for MOST errors in NL, 10th in NL in ERA.

Cracker Jacket

April 30th, 2010
7:50 am

Easy to be a great coach when the players excell but when they don’t ….where is the great coaching? Goodbye Bobby and hopefully..TP !!

Kelly Johnson and Adam LaRoche

April 30th, 2010
7:55 am

Thanks for getting rid of us and away from TP and Liberty Media. We are having a great season so far and we are at .500 with a manager who’s never managed a baseball team up until last year.
You guys stink and u picked Glaus over me??? Ya, who looks smarter now Frank…Your team can’t hit homeruns even if they move the fences in. By the way I have 7 homeruns already and over 12 RBI’s.
Jusyt want to thank Frank Wren for putting us 2 in a great situation here in Arizona. I want to say good luck but you wouldn’t know what to do with it.
Enjiy another losing season. Signing off.

-Go D-Backs

Chip

April 30th, 2010
8:10 am

Yeah yeah I know, fire Wren, Cox & TP……But, the real culprit for the Braves demise in my opinion is Chris Van Zant—Asst. Clubhouse and Team Travel Manager.

I’ve got no good reason for Chris to be fired. He’s probably the best at what he does, but he’s about the only name in the Braves organization that I seen called out to be fired yet.

Sooo, FIRE Chris Van Zant !!!!!

Craig

April 30th, 2010
8:14 am

Dave,

They always look like a leaderless team…no heart no drive …when the pressure comes on they go to water.
The Phils appear to have 3-4 tough leaders that when the going gets a little tough they lift and scrap and lift the team.

Whats up with Jones and maye Ross ….maybe thats the problem not enough good old heads

yeah c'mon

April 30th, 2010
8:22 am

I guess I’ll throw my line up suggestion out there
1. Melky CF
2. Prado 2B
3. Chipper 3B
4. Glaus 1B
5. McCann C
6. Heyward RF
7. Hinske LF
8. Infante SS
9. Pitcher

I think putting Glaus in front of McCann will get better pitches for Glaus to hit. And having Heyward behind McCann should allow McCann to see more strikes.

Kelly Leake

April 30th, 2010
8:30 am

Good post, AntiMe. I live out of state and pay more attention to the national media as well. It’s good to hear things from a different perspective.

Kelly Leake

April 30th, 2010
8:35 am

DOB- If Heyward is me, who is Engelberg? “Whattaya mean biscuits and cole slaw are extra?” I would say Wickman, but he’s retired now. Yunel would obviously be Tanner Boyle. Jesse Chavez is Rudy Stein.

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

April 30th, 2010
8:42 am

wouldn’t be surprised if we got swept by the Astros this weekend. or at least lose 2 out of 3. PATHETIC, OVERPAID PANSIES!!!!

Mets win

April 30th, 2010
8:51 am

Ahhhhh……..

pizza runner

April 30th, 2010
9:16 am

Send me the list of our AAA hitters and bring up the ones batting their weight.

Internet Tough Guy

April 30th, 2010
9:24 am

It’s easy to call someone a pansy while hiding behind a computer.

PMC

April 30th, 2010
9:33 am

Lets hope it doesn’t get bad enough for minor league style promotions.

big cheese

April 30th, 2010
9:35 am

gots to keep on keepin on and turn this season around. GO BRAVES!!!!

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

April 30th, 2010
9:38 am

It’s time to cork the bats and hire Gaylord Perry as pitching coach.

larry

April 30th, 2010
9:41 am

All you people that do line ups are clowns… Bobby Cox has tried every possible way. What makes yall think that your lineup will work all of the sudden, they are the same players. Get real

Braves Fan No More

April 30th, 2010
9:46 am

Before the season started, I told you all that this team could lose 90-100 games and you all laughed at me. Well, I’m laughing now. If the Braves ever do get a real owner (not a corporate one) and clean house (front office, manager, coaching staff and all non-performing players), I’ll be a fan again. Until then, I hope of you unconditional fans continue to enjoy one of the most disfunctional teams in MLB.

larry

April 30th, 2010
9:50 am

Braves fan no more- Good don’t be a fan and when the braves do become good again dont be a fan, it wont make a difference if you are or not. Where ever you work and it starts doing bad i hope they clean house starting with you

Jesse Stone

April 30th, 2010
10:03 am

Braves fan no more—Please, please come back. The Braves desparately need fans like you. You remind me of the little kid that gets his panties in a wad and takes his ball and goes home.
If you only like a team when they win, go be a Yankees fan.

Ted M

April 30th, 2010
10:13 am

Hey it was good to see Heyward go 2 for 4 with a homer and break out of his slump. That’s all we have this season so lets embrace it.

Braves Fan No More

April 30th, 2010
10:16 am

I was a Braves fan from 1967 through 2007. Season tickets 1977-2007. If anyone is qualified to talk about this team, and if anyone has a right to quit on this disfunctional organization, it’s me. It’s you “unconditional” fans that enable this franchise to continue to make stupid decisions and still stay in business. Wise up! This franchise has no ownership that gives a rat’s tail about fielding a winning team. They continue to let the front office, the manager and coaching staff screw up repeatedly without any accountability at all. The core problem with this franchise is ownership, specifically the lack thereof. Liberty Media DOES NOT CARE about the team winning or not. That is the bottom line.

Ted M

April 30th, 2010
10:16 am

Hinske playing first everyday would clearly make a difference.

Ted M

April 30th, 2010
10:21 am

Braves Fan No More – the braves have the 11th highest payroll… is the breaking point. 11th highest and down none of the owners care about winning 10th highest and up only those owners care about winning.

Tampa Bay would be in the owners don’t care group.

larry

April 30th, 2010
10:23 am

2007 was three years ago. why are you still telling people you are not a fan on the blog? Booby Cox is one of the best managers in baseball. You don’t win 14 straight division titles by not being a good manager

OldFan

April 30th, 2010
10:27 am

If the Braves don’t claw their way back to respectability against the Astros, they may sink into an irrecoverable funk, and then we could be witnessing one of the most memorably awful teams in professional baseball. Be awestruck. It’s something you can tell your grandkids about.

Braves Fan No More

April 30th, 2010
10:28 am

In 2007 two things happened in my life. 1. I moved away from the city of Atlanta. 2. I moved my baseball allegiance from the Atlanta Braves to the Boston RedSox, a team with an ownership that genuinely cares about baseball.

littlebobby

April 30th, 2010
10:30 am

get off the braves back. they have played some great ball but just no wins. pitching is good, batting is good, fielding is good, fundamentals are good just unlucky. now you see why im little bobby. just hope there is not bobby next year. wish next year was starting tomorrow maybe we could feel good.

bye bye bobby

April 30th, 2010
10:30 am

The time has come to say farewell to Bobby and Crew. The only thing that can save this franchise is for it to be sold. Bobby, Wren and the rest are in in denial and under a cloud of misguided illusion if they they think this is a great team. They can no not compete because they refuse to spend money on winning talent, instead they rely on broken antiques of players and managers to go out there and just give it one last shot.
The only thing that can fix this broken ship is for the Braves to be sold. maybe even get them out of Atlanta.
Liberty Media is the pimple on the ass, that are the braves.

littlebobby

April 30th, 2010
10:31 am

11th highest payroll. i would settle with the 11th best team then.

bye bye bobby

April 30th, 2010
10:34 am

larry,
Bobby didn’t win those titles….Maddux, Glavine and Smoltz did. They were the soul of this team and all the management did was ride their coat tails to the titles..EVERYONE knows that.

Ted M

April 30th, 2010
10:36 am

me too – littlebobby – I think the Braves actually look a lot worse then their record which is tied for worst in the NL.

Braves Fan No More

April 30th, 2010
10:36 am

Well said bye bye bobby (10:34). Well said.

Kurt Cobain

April 30th, 2010
10:38 am

Braves players: I know what I’d do when got back from a 7 game losing roadie… All Apologies…

You're a weird little sh1t, Frank and I don't get ya

April 30th, 2010
10:43 am

In think these were grate trades…
In think these were grate deals…
In think these were grate trades…
In think these were grate deals…
In think these were grate trades…
In think these were grate deals…

Ted M

April 30th, 2010
10:46 am

OldFan
April 30th, 2010
10:27 am

and wouldn’t be funny watching Cox put his positive spin on it. Cox actually said they were play great a couple of games ago.

Billy Wagner

April 30th, 2010
10:49 am

I’m bored.

Ted M

April 30th, 2010
10:49 am

wouldn’t IT be

Ted M

April 30th, 2010
10:50 am

Billy bring a crossword puzzle to the bullpen.

Kelly Leake

April 30th, 2010
10:52 am

Braves Fan No More- If you are a Red Sox fan, why are you here? If the Pirates start winning in 5 years, will you then be a Pirates fan? You are not a Red Sox fan, you are just a fan of whoever is winning at the moment.

jerry braxton

April 30th, 2010
10:54 am

if you don’t give the manager credit for winning all those titles, why do you blame him for the postseason losses?

Braves Fan No More

April 30th, 2010
10:57 am

Kelly Leake you are full of it. I suffered through the 70s and 80s as a Braves fan and the Sox were always my team in the AL. I’m here for the same reason people rubberneck when they pass by wrecks on the interstate. The carnage is fascinating.

Kelly Leake

April 30th, 2010
10:57 am

I find it funny that tou were supposedly a season ticket holder through the late 80’s, yet you pick NOW to change your allegiance??? Why didn’t you switch to the Reds in the mid 70’s? Cardinals in the mid 80’s? Why choose now to be a bandwagon jumper?

Kelly Leake

April 30th, 2010
10:58 am

Yeah- but those rubberneckers don’t pay hundereds of dollars to see the carnage. Season ticket holders do.

Braves Fan No More

April 30th, 2010
10:59 am

Read what I wrote before. LIBERTY MEDIA.

Kelly Leake

April 30th, 2010
11:00 am

And in the early years the Braves ownership was bad as well, yet you choose now?

Kelly Leake

April 30th, 2010
11:01 am

A true fan is a fan forever. You are a bandwagon jumper. It’s easy to be a Boston or NY fan. I ain’t mad at ya, you’re just the typical everyday bandwagon fan.

Braves Fan No More

April 30th, 2010
11:02 am

They were nothing like Liberty Media.

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