1:52 pm April 29, 2010, by David O'Brien
April 29th, 20109:56 pm
Wayne, I may be adopting your Jazz if my Hawks don’t get it together tomorrow vs. the Bucks. So disappointing…
April 29th, 20109:57 pm
Wayne In UT
It’s a marathon, not a sprint!”
Co-sign! Even Phillies Fans think its football season with the posts I’ve seen on their board
I’m still Banking on us making the WC and facing the Cards in the NLDS
Wayne in Utah
April 29th, 20109:58 pm
If I weren’t 2000+ miles away, I would give you a few bucks for those tickets. Heck, I gotta drive to Denver, SF or Phoenix to catch a game. Already missed SF, so I am scheming to figure out how to get to AZ in June or Denver in August…..
April 29th, 201010:01 pm
My husband and I drove 70 miles to Pocoroba business in Lilburn, Ga. Some years ago it was called “Sausage World” to get the best in Italian sausage and he would leave it so we could get to it and leave him a check (a check?) He owned it but the money was not his priority obviously. Today, on 680 they spoke of Furcal, Grissom and JD Drew who stole bases.
The Braves need some help…..Gant can do it!
April 29th, 201010:02 pm
The Stros and the Nats are what we need…
Last year we played like Crap against good teams, maybe we destroy the garbage teams and end up at .500 or above against .500 teams….
BRB gotta watch some old ESPN Playmakers…
I haven’t seen that show in a Gripp! Can’t believe its on Youtube now…
NO MORE BOBBY
April 29th, 201010:04 pm
FEAR – You picked the wrong team to sweep.
Come on board, all good fans are welcomed. But be aware, there are idiots out here who don’t like Jerry Sloan (sound familiar?) too. I call them the yuppie fans, that can’t appreciate old school b-ball.
Problem is this though: with Okur out for the rest of the playoffs, and Kirilenko being a huge question mark w/ his bummed calf, we might not get past the Lakers in the next round, assuming we can put away the rejuvinated Nuggets.
What I love about this team is the unselfish nature of the players. J-Slo is the reason. He doesn’t take any crap. No thugs on the team. No headbands or any of that other individualistic bs. Just good fundamental hard defense and working the offense.
D-Will might be the best point guard in the league right now, not dissing Nash or Kidd or Paul. When he is on, he runs a tight ship.
We just need 1 or 2 more bodies though.
But, I hope your Hawks get to the next round though. I was a Hawk fan in the days of Sweet Lou Hudson, so I still have a slight pull to the team.
April 29th, 201010:05 pm
Tomahawkin – Going to any games this weekend? Im going tomorrow night and watch the streak reach ten.
April 29th, 201010:06 pm
I just thought of the fact that J-Hey has been going up against Yadier Molina and Carlos Ruiz who are among the top 3 defensive catchers in the NL as to the reason why J-Hey hasn’t been attemping to steal…
Can we bring Otis Nixon back to teach this team how to read pitchers and steal bases…He did it with Deion in 1991-92…This team needs him in an advisory role since the days where the braves had 4-5 20-40 homer hitters in the lineup are long gone…
That will be the best thing about Bobby retiring! No more of that Earl Weaver Station-2-Station crap….
April 29th, 201010:09 pm
on a brighter note, I was very impressed with Teheran today. He looked like a man amongst boys. Routinely hit 93 on the radar gun. Great curveball too that often made knees buckle. He struck people out swinging as well as looking (these low A hitters just stared at his curve). 6.1 innings I believe – only 1 earned. 8 strike outs. Of course he took the loss as the Rome Braves were shut out again. This time by a mediocre pitcher. Rose had another couple hits – went the other way with his first hit (he was picked off first that first hit but did have a SB). Bethancourt looked good behind the plate and had a hit
Basically Teheran really stood out. After watching a lot of minor league low A ball he distinctly stands out as a top prospect. Last year I only saw 2 pitchers in his league – Martin Perez (Texas Rangers) and Christian Friedrich (Rockies) – and Teheran’s arm was by far better.
Sucks but Hawks are going to be knocked out tomorrow. The games against Knicks this season gave me no hope for our playoffs. Looks like no more Woodson as well. Have to admit Im very excited for both Braves and Hawks seasons next year.
April 29th, 201010:10 pm
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? — Scott
I’m not here to defend Terry, but how ’bout Prado? Compare his minor league and major league numbers. He’d tell you Pendleton has helped him.
Again, you asked for one, and that’s the one that immediately comes to mind.
April 29th, 201010:13 pm
NO MORE BOBBY
April 29th, 2010
Tomahawkin – Going to any games this weekend? Im going tomorrow night and watch the streak reach ten.
I don’t Plan on it…:Little Andy Goldstein is having a Party tomorrow so I gotta make a Cameo
but there is this cat that I know from the bar that I kick it at who wants to go to a Sat or Sunday game, I will have to see what My Gut Tells me Tomorrow night as wheater or not should I go…
Not to mention There won’t be a lot of College Cats out there this weekend “Bank On It!” Its Finals time
I went to that Ubaldo Jiminez no-no on a Saturday and there were nothing but kids there, I was looking for D.O.B. by the Dugout during BP, so I could sing some old Mariah/New Kids on The Block to aggrevate him (He would’ve known it was me)
I am watching a film right now about the Indian women’s national field hockey team. They are in much worse shape than the Braves, but I know that they will go on to win the world championship. The turn around starts with a brawl that is just getting underway. Perhaps, we should seek one out–get hit by a pitch and empty the dugout to build team solidarity.
April 29th, 201010:14 pm
Wayne in Utah – Did you live in Atlanta during the 70s Braves baseball? That can be the only reason you have so much patience with present team. Those 70’s teams look like they were really really bad. But in a way, I bet it was cool to go to park and see all the empty bright orange seats, Chief Knockahoma and those cheesy Ted Turner PR stunts. Good times!
NO MORE BOBBY
Come on, no more of those negative waves, man.
April 29th, 201010:16 pm
Dont start with who has been fans longer. We were taken to games all the way back when the only team we had was the Atlanta Crackers at the old Ponce deLeon ballpark and there were no Braves. When they came to town and built “The Atlanta Stadium” (no F Co) and all of the great old players did their jobs. When they changed the stadium it was strictly financial and Fulton County saved our collective behinds.
Fortunately, Ted Turner came along and made a Historial Business. Then all of the scrubs came along and jumped on the bandwagon.
April 29th, 201010:18 pm
Chak de India
April 29th, 201010:19 pm
Funny how a nine game losing streak runs off the dude posting BELIEVE.
Was a kid in upstate SC in the 60’s. Saw Bob Gibson throw a gem against the Braves. Saw 8-10 games over a 8 year stretch. (we were poor folk, still are I guess)
Actually, I sneaked in my transistor radio into school during the ‘69 playoffs against the Mets, and heard Hank hit a homer in each losing effort. Hid the earphone wire under my shoulder length hair, and listened during classes.
When I left in ‘74 to go to work for my favorite uncle, I remained a Braves fans, and thanks to Ted and TBS, I saw a lot of games over the years. Became a Giants fan from 75-90, but never loved them like I love the Braves!
I was not so patient when I was younger.
April 29th, 201010:20 pm
Wayne in Utah – Braves baseball in the 70s was negative. I was just curious if you lived here back then. No offense but you seem old school.
April 29th, 201010:21 pm
“No offense but you seem old school.”
What constitutes ‘old school’?
You Went Back!!!
Most of The De-Generation X (Young) braves fans don’t know about old Ponce De Leon Park…I’m glad That I majored in Architecture in College and specialized in pro stadiums otherwise I wouldn’t know that…
I have about 10 books of stadiums past and present in my room…Good Toilet Reading
April 29th, 201010:22 pm
You got me beat all to heck! (is that good, or bad?)
Nothing wrong with getting older though…………beats the heck out of the alternative.
Gotcha! So you grew up in Candlestick watching the Giants. Very cool. I think the old stadiums including Fulton were amazing. I liked how they were about the game and not a million billboards all over the park. I know they had advertisers but nothing like it is today. You cant get hit by a foul ball without it being sponsored by somebody. Ha!
April 29th, 201010:23 pm
Nah, most of these fans did not live here. Atlanta was a smaller built town inside the perimeter. There was no 285 so the ones outside did not come in here.
April 29th, 201010:24 pm
In the dictionary, under “old school”, there is a big picture of BossLady and a half a dozen others…….I am just a footnote.
April 29th, 201010:25 pm
Wayne through out a Hawks player name by Sweet Lou something and Ive never heard of the guy. Kinda took that as he was from an earlier era of Atlanta sports.
The term Old School and Ol School gets flopped around to much…
D.O.B. is like 44 or 45 (guessing) but I wouldn’t consider him old school. Maybe because I know a lot of the songs he post on hear or have heard of them
What gets me is the Youtube kids who call songs from 5 years ago old school…That drives me bananas…
And Dammit just by saying that I have that stupid Hollerback Girl by Fergie, Gawd I hate that song! Her voice is like Nails to a Chalkboard….
April 29th, 201010:26 pm
Tomahawkin–How would Old School apply to baseball?
Does anyone think the Braves should target Kevin Long as their hitting coach next season? His contract is up at season’s end.
April 29th, 201010:27 pm
Stop Wayne, I was only attempting to give Atlanta history. I dont usually get in with this back and forth.
Born in West Atlanta and came from a Big Braves family, Sorry
I hated Candlestick! Cold as heck, and windy. I sat in the upper deck CF seats one summer game, and watched the same damned hotdog wrapper for 9 full innings, hovering about 15 feet above me.
I did get to see the Jerry Reuss no-hitter there in ‘80. The new park in SF is WORLDS better than the “Stick”.
I grew up in SC, and went to CA for Uncle Sugar in 1975.
April 29th, 201010:28 pm
“Does anyone think the Braves should target Kevin Long as their hitting coach next season? His contract is up at season’s end.”
We will have to have a manager before other coaches have offers. The manager will get to build his own team.
Wayne in Utah – Gotta give me credit man. I have chilled from two years ago on here with my comments. I guess going into a season with no expectations and also knowing its you know who’s last season helps. Still love the Braves and baseball in general but 2011 is going to be an exciting time for this city again if we hire the right manager and staff. Plus all the young talent like 1991 all over again! That’s what gets me excited and in line for season tickets next year. (I passed on them this year)
Dave, Doesn’t it get old and boring to create stories to divert our attention from a sorry, mismanaged baseball franchise? K.J. at 10:22
You mean like chronicling the worst trip in team history, writing game stories about nine consecutive losses, about how they are a last-place team in a division where everyone else is .500 or better? Stories about how the offseason pickups (Glaus and Cabrera) have been busts to date, and how McLouth hasn’t been the player the Braves thought they were getting, and has been pretty mediocre for nearly a full year now? Or how a team broadcaster calls out the team’s iconic 3B for not preparing and working enough to stay healthy, and getting said player’s response to those comments? Stories about how the old-school manager wants the rookie phenom to take more pitches, and how the rookie comes back from a day on the bench to hit his fifth homer on a team that has only 13 including none in the past eight games?
Stories like that “divert” you from, well, what?
April 29th, 201010:30 pm
If you ever get out this way, you gotta look us up……
“I liked how they were about the game and not a million billboards all over the park.”
Yeah and the Kiddie video boards…
Don’t be suprised if the Jerseys and the ball has ads on them 5 years from now like NASCAR
And I love the old Multipurpose stadiums, especially how they did the electronic configuration switch from BB to FB in Minutes
There are only about 5 of them left in the league now…
Uncle Sugar – That is a great name for a band!
April 29th, 201010:32 pm
Have a goodnight you guys and lets go for ten tomorrow!
(Im still a smart A. That will never change.)
April 29th, 201010:33 pm
Hey DOB, how do you decide which dumbass question to respond to, god knows you have a lot to choose from ?
I know some of you folks are excited about the prospects of next year getting a new manager. I am curious, but not excited to see Bobby go. I honestly don’t think he is the problem.
I would be willing to bet a couple of bucks, that if he decided to come back next year somewhere else, he would have 3-4 offers to choose from.
April 29th, 201010:34 pm
Yeah, Uncle Sugar was quite a band alright!
April 29th, 201010:36 pm
“Tomahawkin–How would Old School apply to baseball?”
My Bad, I should’ve put OT at the beginning to that post
April 29th, 201010:40 pm
Hollerback Girl is by Gwen Stefani, but yeah I agree that it’s an irritating song to listen to.
Wake Up gets my vote for best first post ever. Agree with all of it, especially the part about Chipper’s “lead by example” style being clearly insufficient. We need a David Justice. I hope Heyward becomes it; in the meantime, Brian McCann has the status to fill in.
All I have to say is, we did have a nasty schedule the first month. As a result, our sked is going to start getting easier. I don’t know if it will be enough to get us back into the think of things, but stranger things have happened.
It certainly can’t get any worse.
April 29th, 201010:42 pm
I especially hate that part where she says “This is bananas or whatever that crap she says”
Never been a fan of her or the Black Eyed Peas…
April 29th, 201010:43 pm
It certainly can’t get any worse.
Don’t tempt the baseball gods. lol
April 29th, 201010:44 pm
That shiz is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
April 29th, 201010:45 pm
Heyward, Prado, Medlen and Escobar (before going down) were some bright spots this afternoon.
What is the story with Escobar? Is he soft? For such a young guy, he seems to miss a lot of games year to year for lesser injuries. Don’t know if he’s ever been on the DL, but he has missed enough games to give me some concern.
If he had a better history of having a more positive disposition, I might not be as concerned.
Love his game when he is on though………
I don’t think Bobby is THE problem with this team, but he is part of the problem. He is over-loyal to a fault, and it has hurt this team over long stretches the past few years. There are parts of Bobby that will be missed, his mismanage of the bullpen won’t be, but every interview of him is always positive and upbeat, and in a game where you fail 70% of the time, I bet its nice to have a manager who is positive.
But this losing streak cannot be pinned on him. I would love to do so, but when you have this many guys hitting .200, it is on them. Especially when the pitching has been relatively great so far.
At some point someone has to take the blame and right the ship, and TP probably should go just to shake things up. See if another hitting coach would help. You have to try something, because switching the lineup up isn’t working.
April 29th, 201010:48 pm
Lay off DOB! He’s one of the only bright spots for the Braves we have left. At least so far.
April 29th, 201010:50 pm
“That shiz is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.”
Don’t Do That! lol, It would be my luck that D.O.B.’s next blog page would be named that topic because he knows that song drives me crazy…
I used to hear that crap at parties and it would kill my buzz…
April 29th, 201010:54 pm
DOWN ON THE FARM:
ROME: JULIO TEHERAN gets the start goes 6.2, gives up ONE EARNED RUN, and gets collared with the loss lowering his record to 1.2. He walks one while striking out eight on four hits, and drops his ERA to 1.03 and his WHIP to 0.84. You have got to be frickin’ kidding me. I think I would hurt some offensive players, seriously. LUIS AVILAN goes1.1 in relief giving up his first earned run of the year on a gopher ball. Another run scores on TWO fielding errors in the third, and there’s your ballgame.
0-7 RISP, 10 SO’s, only 2 BB. And this from a trio of bloated ERA’s in GREENSBORO uni’s. PHEW!!!!!!!
Exempt lead-off CF KYLE ROSE from your wrath. He has a nice evening going 2-3 with a walk. Just what the lead-off man is supposed to do. His season’s average now at .365 in 74 AB’s. RF CORY HARRILCHAK also has a multi-hit night going 2-4.
MYRTLE BEACH: FREE BASEBALL in BIRD-LAND. R.I.P.-SKIP. PELICANS and CANNONS locked up 2-2 in the 10th, but WAIT!! BRAVES reliefer VAN POPE is striving mightily to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory tonight as he hits, walks, and wild pitches enough batters to allow one run to score on a ground force-out. RANDALL DELGADO starts and has a superb performance going 6.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER with one yard-shot, 2 BB, 7 SO, and is mercifully off the hook for the win or loss. ANGELO PAULINO comes on in relief goes two and gives up nada on two hits and three SO’s. Nice. Then the do-do hits the fan as normally reliable JAYE CHAPMAN allows two earned in 1.0 IP and o-o-o-h, gets a blown save, his first of the year. Followed by VAN POPE who is successful in garnering a loss (0-1).
The offense has one multi-hit player, 1B GERARDO AVILA who goes 2-3 including a yard shot with two RBI and a run scored plus two BB and zero SO. Great work at the plate tonight for AVILA. But the team not so much, 1-9 RISP, 4 BB, 7 SO.
MISSISSIPPI: RICHARD SULLIVAN goes 7.0 IP, 8 H, 2 ER, one a round-tripper, 0 BB, and 4 SO, and his record drops to 1-1 and the PEARLS lose tonight 2-1 to JACKSONVILLE. Tough luck son. I’ll handle your case for non-support. Report to Superior Court in the a.m. BRANDON BEACHY finishes up with blanks in the eight, to no avail however as the offense never shows.
The PEARLS are four hit, but SS LUIS BOLIVAR continues his tear through the league going 2-3 tonight and is now at .294 for the season. LF CODY JOHNSON touches them all for the fourth time this year and has a decent night (1-3) with 0 BB, and only 2 SO. His BA now at .231.
Same misery otherwise, 0-3 RISP, 1 BB, 8 SO. Ouch.
GWINNETT: G-BRAVES and RESOP bring home the bacon 6-1 tonight against the TIDES. Another solid line from CHRIS, 6.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 8 SO, ERA 1.40 and WHIP 1.40. Lots of zeros thrown up by MIKE DUNN (H,3) and CRAIG KIMBREL in three innings of excellent relief. Both ERA’s looking strong. DUNN 0.87 with a WHIP of 0.97 and KIMBREL 1.54 with a WHIP of 0.86. Sweet!!
MITCH JONES goes yard (2) with 3 RBI and two players have multi-hit games. 1B FREDDIE FREEMAN has a great night at the plate going 2-2 with an RBI, a run scored, two BB and 0 SO. His average climbs to .250. C CLINT SAMMONS goes 2-4 with two runs scored, but he’s still short of the mendoza line average-wise. An-n-n-d that’s all she wrote folks.
I’ll still be surprised if Glaus is the only one getting boos from the fans this weekend (lets hope it doesn’t come to that though). That’s weird to me since he hasn’t been THAT bad. My god, Braves fans are weird sometimes. If you have to boo, boo on Nate or even Chipper for cryin out loud.
Myers going instead of that lefty is a good thing, I agree with that. If I remember right, the Rodriguez guy was tough on us last year.
April 29th, 201010:55 pm
And while were at it… You need to hang out with me more often, I will get you onto that old G-Funk rap, ya know, the old stuff that “Mainstream America” used to hate because they didn’t know nothing about it…
You got me into a mood singing the lyrics to that Horeback Girl…
April 29th, 201010:57 pm
Bobby’s loyalty has also been an incredible positive for many players over the years. If you look at his track record, I would dare say it has served him fairly well.
The Braves issue over the past few years has been in some way attributed to the lack of total commitment (read $$) from ownership to do whatever is necessary to improve the team. Now, we are in the same boat as about 80-90 percent of major league baseball; we have a budget.
I would agree with Bobby’s faults, but I think he is not given enough credit for his positives by folks on the blog.
BTW, his loyalty seems to extend to his coaching staff too. I too am not a fan of TP.
April 29th, 201010:58 pm
I love Chipper but the Roger Dorn Role he has been playing the last 2 weeks deserved to be booed. He isn’t Brett Favre…He can’t lead this team 1/2 injured, we need to DL him NOW and keep him at least at 85 percent by August…I wonder how that hip of his was feeling today because we all saw it on the plays at third that hip injury is disabling the little range he has…
Rob from SC
Heyward and Hanson will lead an assault on the Astros tomorrow night. We WILL sweep them.
April 29th, 201011:02 pm
Rob from SC–Let’s set the goal as a series win. A sweep will just be a piece de resistance.
April 29th, 201011:05 pm
Thanks for the most excellent minor league report. You are a gem, my friend!
What is the story with this SS Bolivar? Slick fielder? Hitter?
If Chipper Dorn is indeed injured, I too would love to see him get the proper DL rest.
Love that optimism!
April 29th, 201011:07 pm
Rob in SC
Mistook you for TnBrian. Blame it on advancing age!
Love that optimism. A sweep sounds good to me! Is Mike Hampton pitching?
I agree with others on here that your two leaders on this team are Mac and Chipper and they aren’t setting a great example. Not playing well defensively or offensively.
I just don’t know how long you can stick with TP. Whether or not he is the problem, he is the only person that can be legitimately fired. Perception is key when firing a coach, and it looks as though TP is doing a bad job, whether he is or isn’t I’m sure can be debated. Bottom line is a lot of guys are leaving here and playing well and it reflects badly on TP. When you have the worst team batting average in the NL it reflects badly on the hitting coach.
April 29th, 201011:09 pm
Wayne, my children all went to ski in your area, I think they are crazy.
I wont be there sorry but I did everything I should in my young days and promise to you I did not miss anything. Now, I have Belevedere
The Braves need to release Glaus. That is my thoughts.
April 29th, 201011:10 pm
“Giant Raccoons Invade Chicago”
Now I have heard it all!
April 29th, 201011:11 pm
Just for the record, in his last 10 games Freeman is hitting .405 4 HR and 11 RBI. His OPS during that time is over 1.000. Another 10 games like that (and continued terrrible play from Glaus)we may see Freeman in Atl sooner than expected.
April 29th, 201011:12 pm
I understand the strong negative feelings towards Glaus, but shouldn’t those be directed to other plays playing just as poorly and making more money? I mean if we released everyone who deserved to be released at this point in the season…we’d have Martin Prado and Eric Hinske? I mean even Heyward might get released.
And of all the players who have had bad luck and have hit the ball hard, it has been Glaus. The others have just hit terribly.
Maybe I’m delirious, but I think Glaus is going to come around, and soon.
WAYNE in UTAH:
Definitely NOT a slick infielder – 18 games 10, that’s TEN E. Yeooow!!!! 0 HR, 2 3B, 3 2B, .347 OBP, .385 SLG., .732 OPS. Doesn’t sound like a savior for ATLANTA, but stranger things have happened. Folks didn’t give MARTEEEEEEEN a lot of shift either ’till he got to the HOTLANTA.
April 29th, 201011:13 pm
Wayne in Utah–I don’t know how giant they are, but I have certainly seen raccoons here. None scared me like a skunk a came across in Boston years ago. I was walking home late at night and there was a skunk in front of me on the sidewalk. I stopped, stared as it turned its back to me. I walked through the middle of the road to avoid it.
I think Glaus gets a couple of more weeks, then he is gone if he doesn’t improve. Just my guess……
Skiing is great here in Utah, lots of dry powder (when you fall down, you don’t get soaked as badly). I haven’t ski’d in more than 25 years though. Bum knee.
Hugo Z Hackenbush
April 29th, 201011:15 pm
So much angst, so many targets…but there’s only one villain here…Liberty. When you slash the payroll from 97 mil to 84 mil when everyone else is spending more, it’s tough. Glaus and Cabrera were always going to be a gamble…and it hasn’t paid off. This is a transitional period, and if they’re not willing to spend, it’s going to take awhile.
April 29th, 201011:16 pm
Yeah, STFU too shows that I have some right? right?
April 29th, 201011:17 pm
Chipper Jones can no longer carry a team like he use too. Troy Glaus doesn’t look like he’ll ever be the same player again while teams are pitching arounf McCann. McLouth, who I like, lets too many called thrird strikes go by and Melky seems to be a 200 ave singles hitter. We need a jump start. Isn’t it time for Freddie Freeman?
Belvedere? Of which one do we speak? The vodka? The estate in Kolkata where the National Library sits? The hotel in Baltimore? The Vatican garden? The palace in Vienna? And I am sure many others?
April 29th, 201011:18 pm
Marteen has certainly blossomed since getting to the bigs. I just hope he keeps up the pace. Nothing like a home grown 300+ hitter!
I too hope Glaus picks it up. But then again, I am the eternal optimist.
What I hope MORE is that Chipper picks it up on offense and defense.
Whoa…….glad I missed this one today.
Moe Berg: a good fight, that’s what they need to get those competitive juices flowin’ again. Seems like they’ve tried everything else. Can anyone come up with some real or imagined Astro’s slight, disrepectin’ or b!tch slap that we need to address at the next game? Or maybe somebody better do some b!tch slappin’ in our clubhouse?
Hugo Z Hackenbush–How did you decide on this Groucho character? Is ‘A Day at the Races’ your favorite Marx Brothers film? I think ‘Animal Crackers’ is my favorite.
April 29th, 201011:20 pm
What I hope MORE is that Chipper picks it up on offense and defense
That may be a forlorn hope. More and more, CHIPPER’s looking his age.
Glaus looks at the plate, like He feels the pitcher should have grooved him one. So now he looks like the the ajc jagoff he is
Choppinmama–Lance Berkman took out a Pirates pitcher last week. There is so much movement between the Pirates and Atlanta, perhaps we could take offense at that. If not, we should just hit two of the Astros batters in a row, prompting their benches to clear and ours in return. Our brawl and a new start to the season.
I am not about to run the numbers, but I dare say the decrease was not as drastic as you state. Besides, don’t you think FW held a little back for a mid season addition or two?
I don’t think money is the problem.
April 29th, 201011:22 pm
Gotta’ retire like BC’s gonna’ do in……………it looks more and more like regular rather than post-season.
April 29th, 201011:23 pm
If CJ is NOT hurt, we could be in big trouble. Wonder how serious he was about retiring if he can’t regain the magic?
Either way, I think he is in for a pound this year.
April 29th, 201011:24 pm
The Braves were going to have a stretch where they won 8 out of 22. Most teams go through a slump like that. It looks bad because it’s the first 22. What were the Rockies last year at one point? Something like 20-33, I think. Maybe the Braves will pick up just a couple of games on NL East teams in May? Let’s look at the standings on Memorial Day. My guess is that the Braves are around .500 and about 3 games out.
April 29th, 201011:25 pm
The vodka. I got it from GENUINE the R & B group ya know
BOOTY shakin like Hell yeah they drank it in Brooklyn after a concert ever since
Wayne in Utah: Last summer here in FL, we had a houseful of people. About midnight we heard the most awful screaming and yowling coming from outside, between us and the river. A few (B)rave souls went out into the yard and located a couple of raccoons up in the trees, maybe fightin’ over some female. I would have sworn it was a handful of cats mixing it up!
April 29th, 201011:28 pm
I answered you Moe Berg, but I am not a scholar as yourself. I have been in sales for 24 years and earned my million I hope you too will.
April 29th, 201011:29 pm
Moe: sounds good to me. I nominate Glaus to throw the 1st punch = opponent damage, a Braves rally starter and it will force Bobby to bench him for a number of games due to his suspension by MLB!
April 29th, 201011:31 pm
You know your team is playing well, when you start talking about skunks and mating raccoons on the team’s blog.
I wonder if the Braves can find a way to get Hinske and Glaus in a game at the same time. I’d like to see Glaus get things going, but also would like to see Hinske get some more at bats. Maybe Hinske in LF?
George from NC
Braves sweep the ’stros this weekend. It’s time we turn this season around and get things rolling…
Damn. Not tonight I guess.
I was just hoping I’d log on and see a big headline stating Bobby doesn’t want to go out like this and feels bad for the city, the fans and the players, and he’s hanging em’ up early.
April 29th, 201011:32 pm
Them ‘coons can be some mean sumbeaches!
Last year about this time, a mama raccoon had some babies in our chimney. At the time, my wife’s sister was living with us, and was pretty sick w/ the Big C. She could no longer go up and down the steps, so we set her up a room in the family room, right by the chimney.
When they are babies, they sound like birds chirping for their mama. After sis passed on, about a month later, I researched how to get rid of chimney raccoons. I read that if they were over 6 weeks old (they had been there 2 months at the time), you could smoke them out.
Well, we tried that one Saturday…….and ended up cooking 4 babies. You could hear ‘em screaming out in the street. Broke my heart, as I am not an animal killer by nature. Ended up with one seriously pizzed off mama raccoon who layed up on our roof for a day, just glaring at us.
We named her “Stephanie” after our middle son’s ex. Now, anytime I see a dead raccoon on the roadside, I text my wife and tell her “another dead Stephanie” today!
April 29th, 201011:35 pm
Braves 13 HR’s this year. Adam LaRoche and Kelly Johnson 13 HR’s this year.
Don’t hold your breath, man.
Will you adopt me?
April 29th, 201011:37 pm
thanks for the update richbrave-
I was at the Rome Brave game. I strongly recommend to any Brave fan (or any baseball fan for that matter) to see Teheran pitch. Amazing for an 18 year old. It was obvious to everybody that he is a step above other pitchers at this level. Hitting as you describe and was very Brave-like. The fielding woes in the 2nd (and 3rd too I think) were terrible – 2nd baseman didn’t get in front of a ball and then didn’t get the glove down. LF booted a ball and then did not hustle to get the ball in allowing the runner to get to 3rd. I was impressed with Bethancourt behind the plate (he also had a hit)
BossLady–I am not much of a scholar and doubt I will make my million (at least not from the day job–maybe one of the stocks I choose will be a winner). I was just pulling different Belvedere’s I have seen out of my —.
Choppinmama–I agree. I think Glaus is a good instigator. Others, who might be good…I think Hinske might work okay. Despite being a brick house, I think Heyward is too polite to inflict much. Escobar has enough attitude (if he he doesn’t worry about his hair), to fight. But otherwise, I don’t see a lot of street fightin’ men. (Wagner might surprise us.)
Oh, we talking crazy. Then Chipper who always look like he just got out of a bar fight, will hit McCann. Since he knows its unfair he hits Prado. Prado hits Infante and Hinske cause they should have his back and I know they will jump on Glaus and McClouth
I am dead drunk and Good Night, Outta here
April 29th, 201011:39 pm
MFin04: No, you read wrong. We were blogging about the skunks and mating raccoon ON the team!
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