12:24 pm May 14, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
May 15th, 201012:01 am
May 14th, 2010
nothing wrong with being a roto player, just so you realize they don’t play real baseball with the same approach
@Nolie – never have and never will. My opinion is based on my years of playing baseball, watching Braves, and talking with my father. Not always saying it’s right, but it’s informed.
Lineup gets even better with Escobar coming back tomorrow. props to infante, he really put in a bid for a starting spot.
May 15th, 201012:02 am
Great finish. Let’s get .500 tomorrow. If Tommy has any 2 of his 4 pitches working, we’ll get there. McCann is about to go on a tear. That will lead to Chipper finally waking up. Next 2 weeks will be fun.
i’d rather listen to the agonizing screams of a guy getting his leg chopped off then listen to Chip
May 15th, 201012:03 am
somebody probably already posted this but escobar went 2 for 3 with a walk tonight for gwinnet
Infante was 4-4, his BA is .313. too good to keep out of the lineup, same with HInske. Its seems like HInske is a doubles machine.
May 15th, 201012:04 am
6 of hinske 15 hits are doubles
May 15th, 201012:05 am
how bout if it’s your leg, FEAR? Is Chip THAT bad?
Doc Holiday, I agree that such conversations should be happening. I just think that his contributions over the last decade-and-a-half mean that he deserves to be a part of the process in which he is de facto demoted. How can a ‘player’s manager’ not do that? He should be part of the process that moves someone else to the 3-spot. I am also a bit unclear who should be there. While Heyward might need to be there eventually, he is a 20-year old kid just making his way.
i agree fear. a moldy piece of cheese has a better knowledge of the game and a better voice than chip.
May 15th, 201012:07 am
May 14th, 2010
Wayne in UT
I agree that the fantasy baseball attitude is what makes up this “ballgame” crowd and wanting to chop and change the lineup. But its not always the case. Fantasy baseball gives one a good chance of keeping in touch with players/trends/results everywhere and it is actually possible to separate the two if people are mature enough to understand the difference. Unfortunately that’s not the case with lots of these folks.
But you should try it sometime, quite a lot of fun especially if you are in a league with some of the bloggers on here.
@Snotboogie – totally agree, and it also allows you to look at ALL players and teams in a different light. Too often and I see it on this board quite often, people are too invested only in THEIR team to be objective. That is why I both criticize and applaud the Braves efforts, but I am always “rooting” for them to win.
Ray Parker Jr.
This has nothing to do with baseball but the Atlanta Zoo. Just saw a commercial for BREW IN THE ZOO where beers from all over the world will be there. Is that not a bad idea mixing drunk people with animals?
I like the smoltz/glavine rotation with joe.
May 15th, 201012:08 am
ray that happens everyday in montana
May 15th, 201012:10 am
What antibiotic are you on, nolie?
May 15th, 201012:11 am
idfan – Really? Is it safe?
May 15th, 201012:12 am
Hinske is the new Jeff Burroughs.
4.5 out in East and 3 in WC. What a game and win tonight folks!
May 15th, 201012:13 am
1800 Vancomycin RHR
CT in AL
May 15th, 201012:15 am
“Lady Gaga isn’t ugly…she just has a dumb name and represents what’s wrong with pop music” – jeffrey d
you know what though, via the always reliable and accurate Wikipedia, her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta…. On second thought, Lady Gaga doesn’t sound all that bad lol. Oh and thanks for posting that Youtube link and making me get on one of those stupid “Recommended videos from Youtube” tangents for about 30 minutes, I have a weakness for seeing people’s stupidity in action but that 12 year old kid did do a great cover of that song, dare I say better than the original from the great Gaga?
Poor Salty, just went to the yahoo home page and his troubles are one of the feature stories, was the first one up when I went to the page. Being on deadspin is one thing, but yahoo? With the headline “embarrassing problem holds player back” making it sound like he had some kind of erectile dysfunction or gastrointestinal disorder. It’s a Crime Shame.
bring in the co aces of our staff Hanson and Hudson.
May 15th, 201012:20 am
Too often and I see it on this board quite often, people are too invested only in THEIR team to be objective. That is why I both criticize and applaud the Braves efforts, but I am always “rooting” for them to win. Roto Rooter
So true.Some will actually say you aren’t a “true” fan, for that. Whatever that means.
May 15th, 201012:24 am
ask the sheep ray
May 15th, 201012:26 am
every Montana farm boy has a sheep for a pet, they treat them real good id
Yunel's Frosted Tips
May 15th, 201012:30 am
Yunel va a regresar mañana y 0.313 infantes culo va a golpear el banquillo
The AJC snagged some good pics tonight …
Marteeeeen going all drop kick on ‘em (Are Chuck Norrrisisms far behind?)
Fun – http://alt.coxnewsweb.com/cnishared/tools/shared/mediahub/05/15/00/slideshow_1001552603_9.jpg
May 15th, 201012:31 am
Ok, so i dont know why I am surprised by this, but I just got done watching Baseball Tonight, and of course the Braves highlights are pretty much within the last 5 minutes. But what pissed me off is that they showed pretty much all the highlights from the Phillies/Brewers game and the Mets/Marlins game, but what do they show of the Braves game, the 9th inning where Wagner gave up the run and then Martin’s base hit to win it, that was it. I was like, WTF, I waited up for that???? I mean, they literally showed like 15 seconds of the game.
Chris from the Rock
May 15th, 201012:33 am
I wonder what kind of dressing Dan Kolb’s Mom guzzled to pull that win off.
Nolie – have you had success with it? Yikes.
May 15th, 201012:34 am
awright, awright, awright.
just got back from the ted (hate that expression).
either way the most exciting thing through six innings was our MOUND ball game. tell me you guys play that when you are with your boys drinking?
so bottom of 7th rolls around and sheet breaks loose. say what you want to about nate, he can chase em in the gaps, and he has two huge dingers.
after wags gave up a run we headed upstairs to the 755.
infante hit a sand wedge off the plate. that ball was balata. and they walk melky.
next thing i know winner winner jager shot. then a jager shot.
THAT IS FOUR WINS IN 13 HOME GAMES THAT THE BRAVES HAVE WON AFTER BEIING TIED OR TRAILING AFTER SEVEN.
that is a huge number. almost half have been delivered in that fashion.
May 15th, 201012:36 am
Probablemente lo Senor Frosted Tips
OJ. Nate’s catch was the play of the night on the MLB network if it makes you feel any better?
May 15th, 201012:38 am
It’s the third time I’ve been on it RHR. Last year for four months for cellulitis and two years b4 that for cellulitis also. It is slowly helping the ear. I am on Cipro almost constantly in pill form for the legs.
May 15th, 201012:39 am
Yunel got two hits today, I’m glad he is coming back. I got to say Infante did a heck of a job filling in, playing good defense, and hitting really well. Pero como dijeron por ahi su culito va pal dugout.
May 15th, 201012:40 am
I greatly enjoyed reading back of the blog…especially the comments from people after AZ decided to IW Melky. Ahahaha. That was too funny.
As a side note, I hate that managerial play of walking the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th with less than 2 outs. I would love to see the numbers on something like that working. We have done it once this year and it blew up just like I figured it would. I knew it would work in our favor this time too! I just think that is the worst move ever.
Oh, and I guess Martin showed Kelly who was the better second baseman yesterday.
RHR, so now frenchy is blaming his current problems on hitting 7th.
RHR, in the month of may he is 5 for 45. no extra base hits.
.160 obp. .111 slg .pct.
says it all.
May 15th, 201012:42 am
Should I be concerned that I’m starting to understand uga, on the first read?
May 15th, 201012:43 am
with MLB Network, ESPN has been dethroned as the place to watch baseball news and highlights. Not even Peter Gammons is with them.
May 15th, 201012:45 am
I’m sorry, hon. So many people take their good health for granted. If someone has good health they are blessed, even if thats all they have.
Have you ever used teicoplanin? You’re not on dialysis, are you? You may have said before and I do read every word you write but the memory ain’t what it used to be.
it’s simply a testament to your amazing intelligence Tom
May 15th, 201012:46 am
If you are interested in a funny, campy video – this was done a few days ago at a charity concert in London – Springsteen, Elton, Sting, Lady GaGa (in as normal attire as it gets for her), Debbie Harry and Shirley Bassey (of Goldfinger fame) doing “Don’t Stop Believing”
no kidneys and liver are still good. Highly resistant to insulin and most antibiotics though
May 15th, 201012:47 am
Thanks, nolie. I was thinking that, also, but didn’t want to say it.
ugabrave has my number, I see.
But….27 HRs! He promised!
You can’t read about the Mets without reading a quote from Frenchy. If I were Frenchy I would be quiet.
May 15th, 201012:48 am
ESPN hasnt been news for the last few years – more of creating news and over analyzing. The basketball and NHL playoffs are going and today had a full slate of MLB games. Yet they showed 30s highlights and instead wasted time discussing Lebron’s free agent options or something. Why? As if they havent said everything they have to say in the last few months.A waste of time. Baseball tonight is ok though.
Just posted a buncha post-game clubhouse quotes on the blog (line is below)….And my gamer is finally updated too on the home front….Sorry to go awol for a while. Had a lot of typing and re-typing to do, as I promised I would in my blog this morning.
May 15th, 201012:50 am
Tom O – I was expecting to be back in time for most of tomorrow’s game, but I just got a call that I am adding a couple of hours to my tutoring day (with the boss’s daughter – hard to say no) – someone else will have to bring the late inning good luck…
If he knew how to do that, he might still be in Atlanta or the minors. He puts himself in the limelight and then crumbles in the resulting stress, a masochist.
May 15th, 201012:52 am
How long is DOB out for?
May 15th, 201012:54 am
He never left, Mark. He’s here watching us at all times.
When is DOB getting back so we can get some in game updates?
May 15th, 201012:55 am
good sign about your liver and kidneys…years of daily cardiovascular meds, which most everyone is prescribed after a certain age… wreak havoc on even the healthiest urinary systems.
i agree fear. a moldy piece of cheese has a better knowledge of the game and a better voice than chip.
Chip knows the game…he’s just too annoying to stand
DOB > Carroll Rogers
I definitely have to go see Marteeeeeeeen tomorrow now.
May 15th, 201012:56 am
Thanks Carroll. Good night…email me that pic. Heh heh heh.
Thanks Carroll….we appreciate your hard work
Yes you do, Soph. Wish I could come with.
May 15th, 201012:57 am
Good idea Soph. I hope he has a good game for you
RHR, it was actually 27 bombs. like i always maintained the dude has a self esteem problem.
never seen a guy that seeks out the microphone like him. DOB admitted it when he talked to a couple of the mets beat writers.
lucky for him he replaced a player in new york who they hated (church)
May 15th, 201012:58 am
Good quotes Carroll. Looks like the doom and gloom mood is gone, for now atleast.
I don’t know if our friend from Utah is still around but this one goes out to him… and you better believe I made a back-up copy of this bad boy.
Wayne in Utah
May 14th, 2010
To all you dip stick ranters:
I don’t like losing at all! I never have. I lived through the Atlanta Braves winning and losing for the past 44 years.
A true fan of a team can get frustrated. But a true fan knows that there are going to be good years and mediocre years. Lots of teams go through this, unless they have a totally unlimited payroll.
I just don’t get the second guessing and idiotic “ballgame” bs that goes on here.
I call it the fantasy Braves fan syndrome. You gotta have a good AB every time, or your beach and moan about it.
Now, go cry me a river if you don’t like me calling it the way I see it.
I have to ask. What part of me stating my feeling that the Braves nine game losing streak would ultimately help them to be a better team makes me a hater or some kind of blowhard or not a true fan?
Was it not enough that I made said statement in the midst of that very streak? Not after it. Not when they came home and swept the Astros and we were all afforded the benefit of time and hindsight and a little sigh of relief.
Right smack in the middle of it my friend. Actually, not in the middle of it. I take that back. Now that I think about it, it was in somewhere in the thick of the four game sweep of the Cardinals, if we want to get technical about it. And why not be technical?
Technically speaking, someone such as myself, who has generally been positive about the season so far but who would consider it (the season) a failure if it doesn’t end with the team making the playoffs, is often thought to be more of a fan and not less even if he is at times critical of the team’s performance.
In fact, I would argue that it’s commonly thought that an individual who is more critical of his favorite team (and perhaps now would be a great time to say that for better or worse, the Atlanta Braves are my most favorite team in all of professional or collegiate sports) and who, for example, doesn’t consider a fourteen game turnaround from the injury plagued 2008 season to the pitching rich 2009 team a sufficient, satisfactory or significant achievement, is a “true fan.” Whatever that really means.
But I guess it’s all debatable, no? It is interesting to note, however, that I have never actually questioned you Wayne, nor your allegiance to the Braves. And I don’t.
And for the record, I clearly recall commenting with you about the losing streak during the Cardinals series. You might remember I said I was working on the set of the Farrelly brothers movie when they were in town and got to meet Jenna Fishcer from the Office who you said you had not heard of and I said I she’s really hot and that it was great meeting the brothers and what good guys they are and how I really didn’t care much at the time about the Braves but that I felt they would break out of it and they would be a better team in the end?
I also said early on that I thought the Braves would be that team this year that were the comeback kids and they finally have guys who can win a game with one swing of the bat. I also said I thought Jason Heyward could possibly be “the first person since Mr. Ichiro Sizuki to win both the Rookie of the Year Award and the MVP.” It would seem that I was rather prescient in both cases. The former seems to be becoming a habit and the latter is a distinct possibility.
I believe I was also the one who declared before tonight’s game that it would be KK’s quote “breakthrough game.” Perhaps I missed that one but I think it shows that actually, a lot of things I have been saying this season have been quite positive. But then, maybe that makes me less of a fan! Regardless, it might be nice if some of my fellow bloggers would start giving me the benefit of the doubt one of these days. Maybe… just maybe… when I criticize Chipper Jones, it’s because he deserves to be criticized and it’s not just me being a hater.
Thanks Carroll….we appreciate your hard work jeffrey
well obviously not all of us, but some folks are never satisfied
“Soph” Carroll turned in a long time ago
May 15th, 20101:00 am
In fact, I would argue that it’s commonly thought that an individual who is more critical of his favorite team (and perhaps now would be a great time to say that for better or worse, the Atlanta Braves are my most favorite team in all of professional or collegiate sports) and who, for example, doesn’t consider a fourteen game turnaround from the injury plagued 2008 season to the pitching rich 2009 team a sufficient, satisfactory or significant achievement, is a “true fan.” Whatever that really means. Mitchell
commonly thought by whom, other ranters?
Nite Soph. And everybody else! See ya tomorrow…..then DOB will be back with you on Sunday.
well obviously not all of us, but some folks are never satisfied
Just the folks who are brave enough to say rude and selfish comments from the comfort of a keyboard.
May 15th, 20101:01 am
– someone else will have to bring the late inning good luck…
Don’t worry, VJ, we have Rally & Lucy (Turtle power).
Oh, and nice video, by the way. Elton looked happy at the end of it (NTTAWWT).
May 15th, 20101:02 am
jeffrey d>brooks latta
My niece has been asleep on the couch since about the 5th inning. I gotta get her in bed before she wakes up and wants to stay up for a while. Night all.
Wayne in Utah
To my roto-loving friends:
First off, I really don’t have the time for a roto league………though I probably spend way too much time on the blog. I really don’t have anything against a person who is in a roto league.
What bugs the heck out of me is the mentality that some have on here, that if we have a bad inning (or game, or week, or month, etc) that all heck breaks loose.
I have always been an eternal optimist, and have lived through good and bad. I used to enjoy the blog immensely, but since it became so popular, the idiocy has made it not quite as enjoyable.
Though there are folks on here that I consider friends (if that is a good term for folks you never meet). If I started naming them, I would leave somebody off.
So, if I give you a little crap for being negative, please understand where I am coming from, and I will try to be more tolerant.
Like Rodney King said, “Can’t we all just get along?”
is that bravery jeffrey, really ?
May 15th, 20101:03 am
jeffrey d>brooks latta CR
Way to go Carroll
May 15th, 20101:04 am
No, it’s not bravery – it’s assiness.
May 15th, 20101:05 am
just perusing the blog from the get go and it looked like our moderator opened up a can.
dob or carroll, you really want to open it up? throw one of luckovich’s cartoons on the end of the blog.
May 15th, 20101:06 am
i counted 18 in-game blogs Brooks Latta, but during a tight game like what happened tonight, my focus has to turn to my game story. Just the way it is. But DOB will be back Sunday if you can hold on til then.
Mark Bowman > Carroll.. Thought you were going to bed? Get ur rest so we can get some in game comments..
May 15th, 20101:07 am
your first response was better Carroll, no need to justify yourself to any of us.
May 15th, 20101:11 am
Why is Qualls mouthing “Unbelievable” as he walks off the field? It’s unbelievable how bad your bullpen is…It’s unbelievable that you gave up a GS to Adam LaRoche to blow that playoff game a few years ago…
May 15th, 20101:13 am
for those who are not from atlanta, we are lucky enough to have mike luckovich.
he is the political satirist cartoonist, for the ajc.
the dude has his own thought, not scared to express it.
problem is he used to be funny, now he is bitter. he has a agenda, no doubt. stay out of the way. he is some sort of super genius, that drinks coffee and lives in decatur.
May 15th, 20101:15 am
I just caught your long post. I don’t doubt your love for the Braves. I know you are a fan. And to be honest, I don’t read nearly as much of the blog as I used to.
The primary reason I don’t is due to the idiocy. Not calling you an idiot or anything like that, but there are times when I read some of your rants (for lack of a better term), I am extremely turned off.
I will admit when you are not ranting, I enjoy your posts. Hell, I enjoy Robert’s post when he is not on his “donk” routine. I just get extremely turned off by the rants.
And I would heartily disagree that a critical fan might be the best fan of a team. Nah, don’t think so.
Like I said in my last post, I will try to be more tolerant in the future. But when the ranting starts, and I am engaged, don’t expect me to just let it slide either.
What kind of infection are you fighting, my friend? Sounds like it’s been a tough go for you lately.
Some of these people are not regulars and just comment to foment. I dont think you need to explain anything to these guys.
May 15th, 20101:16 am
Why is Qualls mouthing “Unbelievable” as he walks off the field?
Probably, because he got beat on a pitcher’s pitch.
Prado is a beast, just simply gets things done
May 15th, 20101:17 am
Thanks, Tom…I was being sarcastic….
May 15th, 20101:18 am
Is your real name Richard Head?
started out as an ear infection that made my head swell like a balloon Wayne. I think it may be starting to get a bit better. Hurts a bit less anyway.
“he is some sort of super genius, that drinks coffee and lives in decatur.”
Sounds like a great life.
May 15th, 20101:19 am
Let’s revisit some comments from the not too distant past:
May 14th, 2010
Just somebody who thinks Chipper is past his prime and shouldn’t be batting third.
Is that just not something a true Braves fan would ever say?
It sort of goes back to when RHR concluded that me stating my opinion that Martin Prado, among others, is a better clutch hitter than Chipper was somehow worthy of ridicule.
I like Chipper just fine actually. I just think it’s foolish to think of him at this point as the guy to lead the offense.
And there you have it.
Braves better be comeback kids in the 9th.
That was my response to jeffrey d who took a criticism I made of Mr. Jones that was actually an inside joke with RHR to mean that I am something other than a Braves fan.
The line “and there you have it” was a reaction to the go ahead single by the Diamonbacks in the top of the 9th, something I was afraid would happen.
And yeah, I called the comeback.
May 15th, 20101:20 am
nolie, did you look like eric stoltz in MASK? in all seriousness fell better.
swing and a miss
May 15th, 20101:21 am
Wayne who is RH? Go Bravos.. Who’s going to the game Sunday? Looking for a sweep
May 15th, 20101:22 am
spell like opie drink link otis. either you get it or you dont.
Don’t we have to win Sat first?
May 15th, 20101:23 am
Dang! Sounds like no fun at all.
About 15 years ago, I went to the doctor when I was having these really bad headaches. He found an ear infection was present. Treated it, treated it again, treated it a 3rd time w/ steroid treatments, and I would get a little bit better, but it would come back.
Had lots of tests and eventually they took fluid from my spine, and determined I had viral meningitus! Different from bacterial, as that one kills you by the time you realize you have it, but viral m makes you wish you were dead.
It took 5 months to figure it out and get it treated. I gained over 30 lbs while taking a long term steroid treatment for it.
I will send one up for you tonight……….
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