Braves glad to be home, where they’ve won 14 of 15

Wouldn’t you know, the Braves get a couple of high-profile newspaper stories written about them in the New York Times and USA Today, and they come just as they absorb their first series loss in 14 and are swept for the first time in two months.

Speaking of photos of Troy Glaus, if soem Bravos fans allow themselves to wonder what he might look like in a convertiable headed down Peachtree....

Speaking of photos of Troy Glaus, if Bravos fans allow themselves to wonder what he might look like in a convertiable headed down Peachtree....

At least they’re finally getting noticed though, right? I mean, they’ve had the majors’ best record for nearly two months, at 34-17 even after being swept in three games by the White Sox this week.

Still, the timing of today’s USA Today cover story must look odd to anyone who isn’t aware of how long ahead such stories are usually planned. That’s the problem that editors run into when they try to plan baseball stories well in advance. Because unlike football, where a team only plays one game per week, in baseball they play six or seven games a week and a lot can change in the week to 10 days that a story is put on a newspaper’s budget.

Bob Nightengale, the fine scribe who wrote today’s USA Today story, was out in Arizona doing the reporting on that when the Braves were there June 7-10.

If you haven’t seen the USA Today story, it’s accompanied by a posed shot of Martin Prado and Troy Glaus, each with a bat over his shoulders, both guys looking up toward the camera above them. It’s an odd shot, and I barely recognized Prado beneath the bill of his cap.

Anyway, to take the whole unfortunate-timing thing a step further: Glaus went 4-for-5 with two homers in a June 13 game at Minnesota. Since then he’s 4-for-28 with one homer in nine games, the first semblance of a slump for him since the end of April. It should be noted, he does have six RBIs and eight walks in the past nine games, including three two-RBI games.

As for Prado, he was 0-for-8 with four strikeouts in the last two games of the White Sox series, his first back-to-back hitless games since May 22-23, and only the third time he’s had consecutive hitless games all season (or fourth time, if you count his three straight hitless games May 6-8 as two occurrences of back-to-back — know what I mean?)

Again, it’s all relative. Prado had a triple and a home run in the series opener against the Sox, and he’s been on one of his hottest stretches for the past four weeks.

Between his hitless games May 22-23 and Wednesday-Thursday, Prado hit .392 (47-for-120) with eight doubles, one triple, three homers, 22 runs and 11 RBIs. He had .956 OPS in that span, including a .550 slugging percentage.

Georgia on their mind: After being swept by the streaking White Sox (Ozzie’s guys have won nine in a row), the Braves talked about how glad they were to be headed back home instead of on to another city.

Which is understandable, considering they’ve already had four road trips lasting seven games or more, and only one homestand that long.

Today’s game against the Tigers starts a nine-game homestand, two games longer than their previous longest this season.

Medlen's on the hill tonight against Tigers lefty Andy Oliver, who's just up from Double-A and will make his major league debut.

Medlen's on the hill tonight against Tigers lefty Andy Oliver, who's just up from Double-A and will make his major league debut.

After finishing up their interleague schedule with Detroit, the Braves will host division foes Washington and Florida. Monday’s series opener against the Nationals promises to bring a whole lot of buzz and a big crowd to Turner Field to witness the fifth start by Washington rookie sensation Stephen Strasburg.

Even more than being tired of the road, the Braves were excited to get home for another obvious reason: They are 14-1 in their past 15 home games, and 8-10 in their past 18 road games.

They’ve averaged nearly six runs at home during that stretch, more than a run higher that they’ve averaged in that road stretch. And their 3.40 home ERA in those 15 games is nearly a half-run below their road ERA in the past 18 games.

The Braves have scored two or fewer runs in four of their past eight road games, while they’ve scored fewer than three runs just once in their past 15 home games.

Jim Leyland’s Tigers came to Atlanta after losing two of three to the hot Mets in New York, but Detroit is 9-3 with a .300 team batting average in its past 12 games.

The Tigers won the series finale last night to prevent the Mets from overtaking the Braves in the NL East standings. The Braves, still a half-game ahead of the Mets, haven’t slipped from first place during June.

Saito’s return: Appearing in his second consecutive game since returning from the DL, Takashi Saito gave up a decisive two-run homer by Paul Konerko in the eighth inning Thursday at Chicago.

It was the second homer allowed by Saito in his past eight appearances, and the second time he was charged with multiple runs in his past 10 appearances.

He has a 5.59 ERA and .263 opponents’ average in those 10 appearances, with 10 hits and six earned runs allowed in 9-2/3 innings.

In his 17 previous appearances, Saito had a 2.12 ERA and .133 opponents’ average, with eight hits and four earned runs allowed in 17 innings.

The Japanese veteran’s strikeouts/walks and strikeouts-per-nine-innings have been outstanding all season, and have actually improved in his past 10 games. Saito has 14 strikeouts and two walks in 9-2/3 innings in that period.

♣ Diaz update: After taking full batting practice a couple of times in Chicago, Matt Diaz could begin an injury-rehab assignment within the next several days, with a goal of returning before the All-Star break.

The outfielder’s been recovering from thumb surgery to remove a splinter that had caused an infection. The Braves hope he’ll be able to help improve their anemic .244 average and .349 slugging percentage vs. lefties.

In the NL, they are tied for lowest average vs. lefties and have the second-lowest slugging percentage.

Against righties, the Braves’ .269 is the NL’s third-highest, and their .415 slugging percentage ranks eighth, 14 points above the league average.

FYI: Yunel Escobar is one of five qualifying major leaguers with a slugging percentage under .300. The homerless shortstop is slugging .298, second-lowest in the NL and better than only four lineup regulars in either league: Gordon Beckham (.251), Juan Pierre (.277), Chone Figgins (.277) and Pedro Feliz (.290).

Alright, let’s close with a underrated gem from Mike Doughty, former frontman of the defunct (and largely underappreciated) band Soul Coughing. They were great. But his solo stuff’s also real strong. Oh, and I found this pretty cool video to accompany the tune. Check it out.

MikeDoughty-07-big

YOUR MISFORTUNE” by Mike Doughty

When your faith in life is gone

Come and speak to me

When you’re down and all messed up

Seek my sympathy

When everybody says no, no, no

Well it’s

Your misfortune and none of my own

Wrong, wrong, wrong

Well it’s your misfortune that sweetens my song

I can be the friend you want

I can be your confidante

I can be the right reminder at the right time

Throwing out the lifeline

When your face is caked with mud

Come and speak to me

When the chill creeps in your blood

Seek my sympathy

I can be the air you drink

Every single thought you think

I can be the right notion in the meantime

Warm you like the sunshine

Stand in the light. Stand in the light. Stand in the light

1,518 comments Add your comment

Rhino

June 25th, 2010
3:07 pm

I’m so glad the Braves are back in Atlanta. Let’s go Medlen!!!!

http://www.rhinorant.com

Nate from NCState

June 25th, 2010
3:07 pm

Welcome home.

David O'Brien

June 25th, 2010
3:10 pm

Bravos LINEUP: 1. Prado 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Chipper 3B, 4. Glaus 1B, 5. McCann C, 6. Escobar SS, 7. Infante LF, 8. Cabrera CF, 9. Medlen RH

McFann Ô Ô

June 25th, 2010
3:10 pm

Thanks for the new Blog, Chief.

…only the third time [Prado’s] had consecutive hitless games all season.

That’s amazing.

Rhino

June 25th, 2010
3:11 pm

Rhino

June 25th, 2010
3:11 pm

Prado looks terrified in it haha.

http://www.rhinorant.com

McFann Ô Ô

June 25th, 2010
3:11 pm

Thanks for the lineup, too!

Thrillhouse44

June 25th, 2010
3:13 pm

Good to see a pitcher batting again.

McFann Ô Ô

June 25th, 2010
3:14 pm

Thrillhouse

Haha! Yes, it is.

Chip Caray's Eyebrows

June 25th, 2010
3:14 pm

The problem with those stats against lefties is that it seems like they face A LOT of lefties.

Thrillhouse44

June 25th, 2010
3:15 pm

Glaus looks constipated in his posed shots.

O.J.

June 25th, 2010
3:16 pm

each with a bat over his shoulders, both guys looking up toward the camera above them. DOB

Rhino, in your pic, they are looking down at the camera and have their bats off their shoulders. Yeah, i would imagine its the same shot.

BamaDude @ CowCollege AL

June 25th, 2010
3:19 pm

thanks DOB …I really really like Soul Coughing’s “Ruby Vroom” …great debut …Doughty has a unique vocal …I saw them at The Point in L5P way back ..

flangeeeeeee1

June 25th, 2010
3:22 pm

Afternoon all,

Don’t know if this was discussed on the last blog, by Ken Rosenthal is suggesting that the Dodgers trade Matt Kemp.

I have been wanting Matt Kemp for a couple of years.

Interesting story. He even throws in a Braves reference.

http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/los-angeles-dodgers-should-trade-matt-kemp-062510

Fred

June 25th, 2010
3:25 pm

Wow, DOB, I can’t believe you are covering tonight’s game after that early flight from Chicago. Thanks for the great coverage!

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

June 25th, 2010
3:26 pm

I like interleague less with each passing year. Wish they’d scrap it.

StingerSplash

June 25th, 2010
3:26 pm

Damn. I’d thought we’d get Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home” with the masterful fretwork of Mick Mars.
And those last five words of the preceding sentence have never been and will never be uttered again.

onebravosfan

June 25th, 2010
3:27 pm

I sort of like interleague but I think it should be capped at 12 games.

Mitchell

June 25th, 2010
3:28 pm

19th!!!!!!!!

Nick in PA

June 25th, 2010
3:29 pm

Matt Kemp for Melky and some prospects…sign me up!

adam

June 25th, 2010
3:30 pm

i hate the mets and the phillies. i work with a guy from philly and i swear he was not a baseball fan until the phillies started winning the past few of years. does anybody else know anybody like this?

GTSteve

June 25th, 2010
3:30 pm

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

June 25th, 2010
3:26 pm

I agree

Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans

June 25th, 2010
3:30 pm

A WS is just not the same when the teams have already met during the regular season. Dulls the anticipation a bit.

Coach

June 25th, 2010
3:30 pm

Cabrera and Kawakami for Kemp

Mitchell

June 25th, 2010
3:31 pm

Glaus before McCann, yes we can! Yes we can!

Okay, that’s too easy of a ryhme. I don’t think that counts.

But boy, why would you ever want a guy with 14 homeruns ahead of a dude with 6? That’s just crazy. Bobby finally got my memo.

Okay, he has 7. Whatever.

adam

June 25th, 2010
3:33 pm

raining in birmingham. i am sure this storm should hit atlanta about game time.

Bartholomeeeew (Bat) Masterson

June 25th, 2010
3:35 pm

Thanks for the link, Rhino.

ippississiM

June 25th, 2010
3:38 pm

Halfway to Atlanta from the cradle of Elvis, stopped for gas and checked the blog. Got seats for Sunday and Monday, me, Mrs. Ippi and the little ippsters will be on hand for what will hopefully be some outstanding pitching all around. I’ll hit town tonight, but we’d rather not have to sit through the agony of a KK start!

Tim

June 25th, 2010
3:39 pm

Is nobody else concerned abt JJ?
http://TwitPWR.com/L6y/

McFann Ô Ô

June 25th, 2010
3:45 pm

Mitchell

A) There’s a lefty pitching tonight. That’s why Bobby put Glaus 4th and BMac 5th…he’s been doing that for close to two months now, I think; and

B) McCann has 8 home runs.

bravofan

June 25th, 2010
3:45 pm

People Medlen is pitching tonight not KK!!!!!!!!

Bruce Chen

June 25th, 2010
3:50 pm

interesting placement of the bats… “crossing swords”

adam

June 25th, 2010
3:52 pm

trade jj at some point maybe this off season and get somthing for him. he is a third starter at best and he is a scott boras agent so it will be impossible to sign him long term. get him healthy,get his stock a little bit higher and trade him. plus the braves have a surplus of young arms to replace him with.

.576

June 25th, 2010
3:54 pm

I’m nekkid.

Deal with it. :mad:

15

June 25th, 2010
3:54 pm

A WS is just not the same when the teams have already met during the regular season. Dulls the anticipation a bit.

you only say this because you think you are supposed to say this. did the giants playing the patriots in the regular season dull the anticipation of the super bowl that year? did the lakers playing the celtics this year during the regular season dull the appetite for the finals? stop saying and thinking what you think others want you to say and think

Crazy Trades McGee

June 25th, 2010
3:54 pm

melky, resop, kawakami, lowe, james parr, jo jo, todd redmond for Matt Kemp…

richbrave

June 25th, 2010
3:56 pm

5 G, .375 (6-16) AVG, 1 HR, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB, 0 CS, 3 BB, 7 SO, .421 OBP, 19 PO, 0 A, 0 E..

TennesseePaul

June 25th, 2010
3:56 pm

adam

June 25th, 2010
3:57 pm

how about escobar and resop for kemp?

Playoffs!!!!

June 25th, 2010
4:00 pm

15, i sense a lot of anger inside you. Relax a little. As for the Dodgers trading Kemp, that ain’t happening.

Chop Chop

June 25th, 2010
4:03 pm

Hey, it’s a picture of Glaus at Disneyland celebrating a World Series title, complete with a reference to a parade down Peachtree!

Anybody here expect Glaus to break a bone soon?

adam

June 25th, 2010
4:06 pm

yep. probably in his foot.

Rhino

June 25th, 2010
4:12 pm

No problem, Bartholomew!

O.J.- I read the description but that is the only picture USAToday.com had with that article. If he had the other one somewhere else, I was just interested in seeing it. And I’m sure the description from USAToday getting confused with the other article’s description is outside the realm of possibility. Thanks for the analysis.

http://www.rhinorant.com

Conrad Johnson

June 25th, 2010
4:13 pm

The braves need to stay in first, they got lucky with the mets losing yesterday. I don’t think they can make it back to first if they lose it. AS TRADES GO, I WOULD LOVE THE BRAVES TO TRADE KK AND MCCLOUTH FOR AN OUTFIELDER WITH POWER! YOU GUYS KNOW OF ANY AVAILABLE?

Rhino

June 25th, 2010
4:14 pm

you only say this because you think you are supposed to say this. did the giants playing the patriots in the regular season dull the anticipation of the super bowl that year? did the lakers playing the celtics this year during the regular season dull the appetite for the finals? stop saying and thinking what you think others want you to say and think

In those sports, teams always meet in the regular season every year. In baseball, part of the anticipation of the world series used to be two teams meeting that otherwise never would. It’s a fair analogy but not completely level. For the record, I don’t necessarily think meeting before the world series dulls it, but it’s a reasonable argument.

http://www.rhinorant.com

Mets Stink

June 25th, 2010
4:15 pm

Conrad, there might be some available, but not for those two.

SoDak Brave

June 25th, 2010
4:16 pm

Conrad Johnson; You are not gonna get a serviceable outfielder for those two.

Thrillhouse44

June 25th, 2010
4:16 pm

Conrad Johnson, so had the Mets won yesterday and the Braves slipped a half-game back, you don’t think they could make it up with over half a season left?

Rhino

June 25th, 2010
4:17 pm

The Braves lost 9 games in a row earlier this year. I don’t think their confidence would be so low they couldn’t rebound if they ever fall out of first place.

http://www.rhinorant.com

Leeeeeee

June 25th, 2010
4:18 pm

DOB, do you do any announcer work on the tv?

Glen W

June 25th, 2010
4:18 pm

The Braves would have to give up two top prospects just to get a team to take those two contradcts, at this point.

adam

June 25th, 2010
4:19 pm

kawakami for ubaldo and mcclouth for josh hamilton. then i woke up at my desk.

Conrad Johnson

June 25th, 2010
4:21 pm

Thrillhouse44, i was actually talking about taking back the lead before the all star break. YOU GUYS MAY BE RIGHT ABOUT KK AND NATE NOT BEING ENOUGH FOR A POWER BAT BUT AFTER THE SWEEP IT’S OBVIOUS WE NEED A SERIOUS LONG BALL THREAT BESIDES GLAUS. ONE MORE WOULD DO WONDERS

Leeeeeee

June 25th, 2010
4:23 pm

adam, those 2 trades are definately….in your Dreams :-)

Travis

June 25th, 2010
4:24 pm

Gonna take a starting pitcher to LA to get Kemp. JJ and Melky at least.

.576

June 25th, 2010
4:24 pm

adam

June 25th, 2010
3:57 pm

how about escobar and resop for kemp?

I’m good with that. As much of an Esco fan as I am, I’m about tired of his lack of hustle lately. Looks like he’s slowing down before he makes it to first these days. I gotta problem with that.

Travis

June 25th, 2010
4:25 pm

LA needs pitching now not next year.

.576

June 25th, 2010
4:26 pm

Leeeeeee -

I’ve heard DOB has a face for radio. I dunno, that’s what I’ve heard. :(

Travis

June 25th, 2010
4:26 pm

So what do the Dodgers do with Furcal if Escobar goes to LA?

WATCH OUT NATIONAL LEAGUE

June 25th, 2010
4:27 pm

When Jones hits 3rd and McCann 4th, is this the weakest 3 & 4 in baseball? What they got, about 10 HR?

ncscoots

June 25th, 2010
4:28 pm

I’m good with that. As much of an Esco fan as I am, I’m about tired of his lack of hustle lately. Looks like he’s slowing down before he makes it to first these days. I gotta problem with that.

What if he smiles while he does it? That make it any better for you? :-) Maybe he could throw his helmet, or break a bat over his knee, or something?

Conrad Johnson

June 25th, 2010
4:29 pm

WATCH OUT NATIONAL LEAGUE, I WOULD SAY YES. I BELIEVE CHIPPER NEEDS TO BAT 6TH OR 7TH.

Crime Dog

June 25th, 2010
4:30 pm

I say we DFA Esco and sign Robdawg to a one-year deal. Robdawg not only hustled, but threw his equipment after he got out. That’s how you know he cares.

Deez Troy da Feel Ease Sand Dumbettes

June 25th, 2010
4:30 pm

.576,
Concerned about lack of hustle, but you want Kemp?

.576

June 25th, 2010
4:30 pm

ncscoots -

You’re hilarious. :roll:

Leeeeeee

June 25th, 2010
4:31 pm

.576, the reason I asked is, I saw on espn site where it said David O’ Brien would be on the Monday night broadcast. Just wondering?

Travis

June 25th, 2010
4:31 pm

Watch out NL…Braves have survived without stereotypical 3/4. That happens when 1 thru 8 produce. When they don’t and 3/4 struggle it’s bad. Braves will have big ups and downs without more of a threat than Glaus. How long do you think it will be before they just pitch around the only power in the lineup?

.576

June 25th, 2010
4:32 pm

I don’t necessarily “want” Kemp, but he’s right-handed power. You hit bombs……you don’t need to run. ;)

adam

June 25th, 2010
4:33 pm

leeeeeee, its hypothetical but i am tired of escobar. i think he is still got alot to offer but his attitude has to go. more so since he is not producing and i feel like maybe L.A feels the same way about kemp.

Deez Troy da Feel Ease Sand Dumbettes

June 25th, 2010
4:34 pm

.576,
Why don’t you check out the banner at the top of the blog and you won’t have to go by hearsay.

.576

June 25th, 2010
4:34 pm

Is this the Romper Room ver. of the blog?

*waits on some knowledgeable baseball fans*

Glen W

June 25th, 2010
4:34 pm

Did you guys see the plays Escobar made in the whole yesterday? Kept us in the game and no other player on the 40-man roster comes close to making those plays.

ncscoots

June 25th, 2010
4:35 pm

Crime Dog, if only the Braves had a Latin version of robdawg, he could translate some of that caring to Escobar, no? Then, Yunel could be be everybody’s favorite scrapper, LOL. Might even register on the CBI meter, for all I know.

Or, I guess we should let him continue to be one of the top SS in the league, instead. Either way.

Crime Dog

June 25th, 2010
4:35 pm

Kemp’s OPS this year is less than McCann’s. McCann, according to popular blog opinion, “can’t hit.” Makes sense.

.576

June 25th, 2010
4:36 pm

Deez Troy da Feel Ease Sand Dumbettes -

Whaddaya want me to say? He’s cute?

Have no idea, what do you think sailor?

Conrad Johnson

June 25th, 2010
4:36 pm

I LIKE JOE SIMPSON ALOT BUT I AM GETTING TIRED OF WHENEVER CHIPPER DOES SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE HE ALWAYS JOKES, THAT THE PITCHERS ARE FINDING THAT HE IS HARD TO RETIRE! ONE TIME WOULD BE FINE, BUT HE HAS SAID AT LEAST THREE TIMES!!!!

Jo-Bu

June 25th, 2010
4:36 pm

Braves glad to be home, where they’ve won 14 of 15

C’mon, man — don’t jinks that record, too :)

.576

June 25th, 2010
4:37 pm

See y’all a bit later…….after the Tigs take us to skool. :( :mrgreen:

Feeanch

June 25th, 2010
4:37 pm

DOB, love the Mike Doughty post. What prompted that? Hear a tune on the ride back? He’s great live. Played a killer Sunday afternoon set at Bonnaroo a few years back.

Regarding that awful pic in USA Today…totally looks like they’re crossing swords. Sure hope that’s never happened before lol.

Crime Dog

June 25th, 2010
4:37 pm

I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN CONRAD IT’S LIKE WHEN SOMEONE TYPES IN ALL CAPS ON A BLOG! LOL ROFL SO ANNOYINGZ!

Crime Dog

June 25th, 2010
4:38 pm

Later Mixxo! We all know it’s you!

Renegator

June 25th, 2010
4:38 pm

Braves facing a lefty they’ve never seen before. Sounds like another shut out is brewing.

Deez Troy da Feel Ease Sand Dumbettes

June 25th, 2010
4:40 pm

.576,
You do if you play CF.

Rhino

June 25th, 2010
4:40 pm

Feeanch, that’s what I thought too! lol. Did you see the one DOB describes in his article? I haven’t been able to find it.

http://www.rhinorant.com

Steve from OH

June 25th, 2010
4:41 pm

Kemp is 26.

Ok. That still means he’d be entering his prime in 2011-12
Kemp is among the worst center fielders in the majors. He ranks well beneath McLouth… and many don’t think McLouth is all that special.

Which is why I’d put him in left.
McLouth cannot be counted on for this season.
Schafer, from what I have seen, should not be counted on for quite some time if at all.

I can reasonably expect McLouth to be back before August, and I am certainly not ready to put any nails in Schafer’s coffin for 2011 yet.

I’d take all that in with me to the bargaining table, then pull a proposal straight from the pages of the MIB Blog: Cabrera and Kawakami for Kemp.

And you’d hear a resounding “click.” Kemp IS a good player. He’s young, and under club control for two additional seasons. You’re looking at Cabrera and Medlen plus a prospect or another big-leaguer to get him. No way I’m giving up a Freeman/Teheran/Vizcaino/Schafer/Delgado in that deal, though. I’d give up a Minor or Hoover, or something like a Spruill/Bethancourt combo or the like.

Why would they take Kawakami? He’s not any good and he’s due a lot of cash. They’re looking to cut payroll, not take on payroll.

ncscoots

June 25th, 2010
4:42 pm

Later Mixxo! We all know it’s you!

’cause there couldn’t be TWO guys like that drawing breath, could there, LOL?

Steve from OH

June 25th, 2010
4:43 pm

Ok, gotta run again. Later dudes.

Lew

June 25th, 2010
4:43 pm

Stinger-Not sure I’d call Mick Mars guitar work masterful Actually, kind of surprised he’s still alive. Must use the same clinic that transfuses his blood as Keith Richard.

David O'Brien

June 25th, 2010
4:45 pm

Just talked to Ken Burns for about 15 minutes, taped the conversation. Don’t know if you all have heard, but he’s got a four-hour two-part miniseries on the modern era of baseball (as you know his longer series on baseball in the early and mid-center was phenomenal). The new one is a little more warts-and-all, discussing the steroid era, the strike, all that. But it’s also going to focus on the great baseball played in the last 20 years or so, and the Braves are featured prominently. He said the thing will start with the Bream slide, with Barry not being able to throw him out, and it ends with Barry’s steroid scandal. At least that’s what I think he said. I’ll have to listen again. Anyway, part of the series will focus on the Braves’ Big Three pitchers and Bobby Cox.

I’ll probably just transcribe the whole thing and run it on the blog soon. He’s a really sharp dude, quite cerebral.

Oh, and we talked about music later, since he did the great mini-series documentary on jazz. Turns out his next one is going to be about country music. Real country music. So I had to show him my Johnny Cash tattoo. He dug that.

Shaun

June 25th, 2010
4:46 pm

I know what you mean Conrad, i’m tired of hearing it to. But Joe Simpson is a pretty good broadcaster. I think the j hey kid needs to move up closer to the plate. it looks like he’s so far away and its hard for him to see if the ball is staying over the plate or falling off

Leeeeeee

June 25th, 2010
4:47 pm

Crime Dog, what do you mean McCann can’t hit? Better not let McFann hear you say that. ;-)

Steve from OH

June 25th, 2010
4:47 pm

Stinger–yeah, don’t think I’ve ever seen the phrase “Mick Mars’ masterful fretwork” before and I don’t think I’ll see it again. I mean, he’s a lot better than me, but c’mon, he ain’t EVH or anything.

Ok, out for real this time.

summer of 91

June 25th, 2010
4:49 pm

can’t wait.

summer of 91

June 25th, 2010
4:49 pm

gotta keep hinske in the lineup IMO

monty

June 25th, 2010
4:50 pm

Heywards scared of getting jammed and hurting his thumb further. Just an opinion. Plus he sort of dives in when he swings.

Crime Dog

June 25th, 2010
4:50 pm

Leee-

I said many on the blog think he can’t hit. I even put “can’t hit” in quotes.

CB

June 25th, 2010
4:52 pm

I don’t know how you guys know that is Mixxo, you must be able to hack into computers. We need to watch you two (cough Crime Dog and ncscoots- cough). Really bad people :roll:

GTSteve

June 25th, 2010
4:52 pm

Quentin homered

AGAIN

cabravesfan

June 25th, 2010
4:52 pm

Wait- DOB, you have a Johnny Cash tattoo? Really? Or is my brain still mush from the car ride home yesterday?

Leeeeeee

June 25th, 2010
4:53 pm

Crime Dog, ok, sorry dude. I didn’t notice the quote marks! :-)

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