3:06 pm July 30, 2010, by David O'Brien
August 1st, 20102:04 am
Coach, well we might as well let him rot in the bullpen, because I read that his contract will not allow us to demote him.
McFann, I know you’re asleep but look at this cute clip in the morning!
August 1st, 20102:05 am
Agreed Supes. Alright, time for some classic Ackroyd and Chase. I don’t even remember if Spies like Us was funny or not. But it was in the $5.00 bin at Wal-mart. Had to get it. I’ll soon find out I guess.
not much they can do unless they are willing to eat 10 mil, which I really doubt. I wouldn’t trust him either as a reliever except in blowouts, and we really don’t get many of those.
Trey, I hear you. I thought that was one of the funnier posts I came across today. You let someone know that you didn’t like what they were saying, but you kept it comical. Well done!
August 1st, 20102:06 am
Right next to Ankiel, I’d bet. Ha. Goodnight.
nole we sure don’t. We can barely score right now.
not particularly, N8. at least in my opinion and I am a fan of both
Ahhh Spies Like Us. Who could forget that timeless 80’s flick. “Doctor….Doctor….Doctor…Doctor.” Classic.
August 1st, 20102:07 am
noles, how do ya feel these days?
I like Dr Detroit better than Spies
August 1st, 20102:08 am
Tommeee, that dude had no business calling people a bunch of idiots for having different opinions. I can keep things comical if I want, but I normally don’t.
August 1st, 20102:09 am
not too bad Sopheeee. still running a low grade fever even on the pills. other that that things are ok, though I just found out that my mother who is 92.5 has a leaky heart valve that they can’t do anything about. Worrying me a bit…
August 1st, 20102:10 am
glad it wasn’t any worse on Marty, …
nolie, I hope your mother is alright.
Did you see where your blog was responsible for saving lives? Seriously.
page 77, haggardeeee @ 12:565 am
August 1st, 20102:11 am
Sorry to hear that, nolie. Hope all turns out okay for your mom and of course you too.
August 1st, 20102:12 am
12:565 am? I probably didn’t have to get it down to the half-second. DOB would have still probably found it.
August 1st, 20102:13 am
devil is in the details they say, Tommeeeeee
August 1st, 20102:15 am
August 1st, 2010
That says it all right there. I’ve never met anybody who’s seen five seconds of Dr. Detroit or even heard of it.
Spies Like Us is an under-appreciated ’80s classic. Chevy Chase in the waning years of his comic genius.
Dr. Detroit. Wow.
August 1st, 20102:16 am
I’m usually not overly impressed by those that hit for the cycle but I have to admit, this was a cool way to top it off:
Mitchell, so he likes Dr Detroit, what’s your point?
August 1st, 20102:17 am
Just kidding, Mitchell. I have never seen Dr. Detroit or Spies Like Us, I have no room to talk.
Spies Like Us is an under-appreciated ’80s classic
but I like silly stuff Mitch, that’s why I always read your posts
August 1st, 20102:22 am
August 1st, 20102:23 am
Ive heard of Dr. Detroit.
Not sure what that means. But I have, in fact, heard of it.
You got me there nolee (how many “e’s” is it today by the way?).
Spies Like Us is so not silly. How dare you sir? It won several Oscars. Or not.
August 1st, 20102:24 am
August 1st, 20102:30 am
The Hallow is on, dang I missed most of it.
Speaking of silly stuff, I usually don’t go for them if it’s too silly. My favorite silly (IMO) movies, off the top of my head (with a pie in my face) are “Blazing Saddles”, “Young Dr. Frankenstein”, “Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother” (all with Gene Wilder), and a few of the “Pink Panther” movies, with Peter Sellers.
I’m not crazy about slap-stick, but Sellers took it too a different level, IMO.
August 1st, 20102:32 am
DOB, Great concert here in the City by the Bay. Ryan Bingham and Zac Brown in an outdoor concert at Ft. Mason. I went to see Bingham, and he was great. Surprisingly (to me), I really liked Zac Brown (especially Martini-the violin (fiddle) player). To those in Atlanta suffering from the heat, it was 59 degrees with a 10-15 mph wind. I would have preferred the heat. There was actually a nice crowd, considering it was country music in SF, not exactly a country music town. I wore my Braves cap and ran into a lot of Georgia ex-pats.
Coach (2011 or Bust)
Our Braves are 7-8 since the All-Star break while scoring 4.4 runs per game, and even the average is deceiving because Atlanta won two game scoring 10 and 11 runs respectively.
I looked at Cots baseball and it doesn’t mention anything about the Braves not being able to send Kawakami down to the minors.
Time for Tommy to nail down today’s game, lord knows another series loss would really hurt.
August 1st, 20102:34 am
Tommeee, I like any sort of comedies and horror. I can’t believe you don’t like slapstick, The Three Stooges were amazing!
August 1st, 20102:35 am
I kinda like silly though not all that much slapstick. I am not a fan of stupid/slacker modern comedy. To me stupid is just plain stupid, not funny. I like comedy with a lot of word play and smart dialogue
August 1st, 20102:36 am
Shoot, I misspelled the hell out of my last entry.
Up ’til now, I had perfect spelling. There goes my chance of winning tonight’s uga-brave award for blog-spelling excellence.
(no offense, uga)
Zombies rule. I love’em.
August 1st, 20102:38 am
Tommeee O’Hawkeee – Oh darn, there goes your credibility for the night!!!
I love zombies too, guess that’s why I’m still a Chipper fan..j/k
August 1st, 20102:40 am
Naaa, the real zombie resides over at 1st base
August 1st, 20102:41 am
Why are we all stuck on “silly”? They’re called comedies last time I checked. Come on people.
I actually just saw Up In The Air. The main character’s name is Ryan Bingham. Is that not just unbelievable?
The thought that there could be two Ryan Bighams on this great planet of ours. Okay I guess one is technically fictional.
I was not overwhelmed by it. In fact, you might say it’s a little over-rated.
But there is a scene that might appeal to DOB’s tastes. One of the female leads is in Atlanta in one scene and asks George Clooney for a good BBQ joint and he tells her Fat Matt’s.
Get it? Tastes? Barbecue?
Imagine the business they get based on that alone. Man.
August 1st, 20102:43 am
Mitchell, there are different types of comedies. Sick and twisted, slapstick, redneck, dry, stupid and many others.
there are all different kinds of comedy. different strokes….
August 1st, 20102:45 am
I can’t believe you don’t like slapstick, The Three Stooges were amazing!
I guess there’s a lot of things about us that are similar, and a lot that aren’t, Trey. I haven’t seen a lot of the 3 stooges. But what I have seen, if Curly is not on, forget it! Curly was funny.
Tommeee O’Hawkeee – Oh darn, there goes your credibility for the night!!!
Trey, with me, it doesn’t matter. You see, I don’t start off with any. Ask nolie.
August 1st, 20102:48 am
well i guess I’m off. Good talkin’ to you Tom, don’t get to see you all the time.
G’night y’all, have a good night and lets have a Braves win this afternoon
August 1st, 20102:51 am
Goodnight, nolie. I hope everything looks up for you. I’m not leaving until after the game, tomorrow. Maybe, ughh, I’ll stop by the in-game (shudder) blog.
August 1st, 20102:55 am
Have a good night, nolie.
August 1st, 20102:56 am
Tommeee O’Hawkeee, haha I was messing with ya. I like it when Curly or Curly Joe was on. The reason Curly stopped performing was because he had a stroke.
August 1st, 20103:09 am
So are we all still trying to convince ourselves that the Braves are going to win the World Series?
I wish people wouldn’t do that. It’s not going to happen.
“Win one for Bobby,” they say. Bobby had his chances.
At least we didn’t trade away the future just to give Bobby the supposed best possible chance to win it all. It’s not going to happen.
Odds are we’re going to lose in the playoffs but if Chipper, Troy, Melky and Nate keep it up we won’t even make it.
How anybody can have any faith that this team will win the division given their current state is beyond me. I’m not a believer. I hate to say it. I was in Spring Training. I was during the All Star break. They’ve been through stretches like this in the past and Ryan Zimmerman helped us out tonight, which I enjoyed seeing just for it’s own sake, but I see a team that is currently pretty helpless. I can’t stand to watch many more innings like the first inning today. They do it every game and it’s pain inducing.
I’m just glad I was in my car today and that my signal went out right at the last minute before Melky’s blunder. I would have probably broken something.
I mean, I’ve gathered over time that people think the tone of some of my comments in the heat of the moment reflect my literal, physical state but that’s not really the case. Hate to break it to you… no pun intended.
It’s just words on a computer screen. I generally mean what I write, unless of course I don’t, but I’m not exactly ripping the wallpaper off the walls when somebody gives up a home run.
That being said, if I was watching at home while that was going on, there very well might have been some minor property damage. I possibly would have broken my chair. I did that last year when we lost to the Nationals when we blew a 3-0 lead on July 4th. It was a piece of junk little desk chair.
It had it coming.
I cannot freaking believe we traded for Kyle Farnsworth. He should be like on the Braves no fly list. I realized we played the Royals this year but I tried not to notice him. I never wanted to see that guy for as long as I lived. I can’t believe he’s a Brave again. After what he did against the Astros in ‘05. He should wear a skull and crossbones instead of the number 43.
How could they give him a number one digit away from Hank Aaron’s 44? That’s not right.
And with that I say good night.
August 1st, 20103:16 am
OK, this is for all you undead M-F’ers out there like me.
My little list of some sleepers most haven’t seen.
Undead (2003) An Australian flick with some wicked humor. Sort of a Shaun of the Dead meets aliens.
Automaton Transfusion (2006) Low budget flesh ripper with some surprisingly good special effects.
Boy Eats Girl (2005) Get your minds out of the gutter. This is a small Irish movie with an even smaller budget.
Flight of the Living Dead (2007) The title pretty much explains it all, except there isn’t anywhere to run.
Dead Snow (2009) Nazi zombies, need I say more. It’s in Norwegian so don’t mind the letters scrawling across the screen, just watch the awesome chain saw splatter.
Insanitarium (2008) Ok, they are crazy and dead at the same time. Well worth the buck to watch this one.
Dance of the Dead (2008) Imagine getting to your high school prom while trying to not be eaten. Good times this one.
Undead or Alive (2007) Guns don’t kill people, zombies kill people. You even get to see Chris Kattan trying to outwit the undead cowboys.
Evil or Evil To Kako (2005) It was made in Greece but the director was faithful to his creation. Sub titles and all, it’s a pure gore fest.
Dead and Breakfast (2004) What can I say, the dead can line dance! Here is a link:
Hey, most if not all can be found in the dollar rental section at most block Buster stores or at where ever your local movie vendor happens to be. So don’t complain, it’s cheap entertainment by ZOMBIES!!!!
August 1st, 20103:33 am
Had to make a late-night snack…and eat the before-mentioned snack.
You know, when he doesn’t feel like being a hemorrhoid, as he usually chooses to do, Mitchell can be funny.
Coach, you hear about that new show coming on AMC, The Walking Dead? It look like it going to be pretty good. Its based off a graphic novel of the same name.
August 1st, 20103:37 am
I don’t watch horror flicks, myself, cuz I’m too much a fraidy-cat. But I would expect Trey to respond to your list, Coach, if he hasn’t fallen asleep yet.
August 1st, 20103:50 am
I like horror movies, but I have only seen one off Coach’s list and that was Dead Snow. Any movie featuring Zombie Nazis (or is it Nazi Zombies?) I had to watch.
August 1st, 20104:18 am
I have only seen one off Coach’s list
Mitchie-san, one? That’s it, ONE? And you call yourself a horror movie fan?
I’m not a horror movie fan, yet I’m still familiar with SIX of those titles, and I’ll tell you how.
“Flight of the Living Dead” — This is what they were calling every April Braves’ flight.
“Dead and Breakfast” — McLouth at his first meal of the day.
“Boy Eats Girl” — Never mind!
“Undead” — Troy Glaus between May 1st and June 15th.
“Evil or Evil To Kako” — The racist commenter of the blog whenever Kawakami used to pitch.
“Insanitarium” — Where do you think you’re reading this, right now?
August 1st, 20104:25 am
Mitchell always cracks me up, but imagine what he would be like if we spiked his cup of milk with some speed.. whoaaaaaaaaaaa
August 1st, 20104:26 am
BTW – the fillies BP is a pretty good one-two comedy act… the five plus (era) brothers to go the 8th and 9th (Maddy and Lidge-pin)
NOW there is a team that could use KK and his 4 something era..
August 1st, 20104:31 am
I love that 0418 post, Tom. Good stuff!
August 1st, 20104:35 am
dogsbrekky, if it’s not too personal, what’s with all the moniker changes? If it’s too personal, just say, none of your business, Tom.
August 1st, 20104:38 am
Thanks Mitchie-san. I get creative at this time of the night when, usually, no one is around to appreciate it. I’ve often thought about changing my moniker to Bay Area Tom, to see if that helped.
August 1st, 20104:43 am
Im usually here to appreciate the late night comments.
I am a fan of BAS’ ramblings. Id love to read what he had to say if you did change your handle. It would probably be hilarious.
August 1st, 20104:51 am
Ha! Love BAS’ ramblings. He’s got talent. The funny thing is that whenever I’m on here late, he isn’t. I’ve rarely been on at the same time as he has. Do you think he’s trying to avoid me? Do you think he trys to avoid everyone? Maybe he feels that he just wants to be a one-man show.
August 1st, 20104:56 am
trys? What the heck was that. I’ll tell you what that was, Tom. It’s almost 5:00 in the morning!
Oh good, I’m starting to talk to myself again. That’s the first time in a week and a half. I must be starting to forgive myself. It’s about time! I was missing myself. (if you don’t understand, ask cabravesfan later)
August 1st, 20105:18 am
Tom – if I told anyone, they would not, could not believe me, but lemme say, it is not nice!
August 1st, 20105:19 am
10.20 in morning here
August 1st, 20105:28 am
So, dogsbrekky, you’re 5 hours ahead of me. Can you tell me at 11:00 am, my time, whether or not the Braves win? You could save me aggravation.
I only know, off the top of my head, one country that’s 5 hours ahead of eastern. That would be England. I’ll have to check on all the ones that I don’t know about.
August 1st, 20105:34 am
Oh yeah, Tom? Its 11:30pm here. Not even game day yet…
August 1st, 20105:41 am
Mitchie-san, once dogsbrekky tells me the Braves’ outcome, I’ll relay it to you. Unless of course, you’d rather watch it and be surprised.
I think the dogsbrekky guy is in Eastern Africa, or is experiencing a bad trip of LSD. It’s still too close to call.
August 1st, 20106:04 am
Please do, Tom. Id like to know how Ankiel does. That way I wont have to wake up for the game. I think….hell, I dont know.
OK, waggingdoggiesbreggee (if you’re trying for the most unique moniker, you have my vote!), I have your location narrowed down to this:
Morocco, Algeria, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Senegal, The Gambia,Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Dote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Togo or Benin.
That’s if you’re in Eastern Africa. Ireland, Portugal, and the before mentioned UK are still a possibility. Along with being home on that, also, before mentioned LSD trip.
August 1st, 20106:07 am
was in Africa now in the Balkans
August 1st, 20106:08 am
actually I effed up as the time is 12.07, forgot to change the pc clock !
August 1st, 20106:09 am
Ha,ha Mitchie-san, my first worry is whether or not Ankiel and Farnsworth get to the game on time. With Prado out, and if they don’t arrive in time, that would give the Braves only 22 players.
Stay away from extra innings!
August 1st, 20106:14 am
eff I hate Maroon 5, started playing Sunday Morning and almost puked a little in my mouth then found this
ahh that is more like it
Tommeee – no LSD but I should try it over here, probably be laced with some TNT dust !
August 1st, 20106:17 am
actually I effed up as the time is 12.07, forgot to change the pc clock !
dogsbrekky, it’s after 6 in the morning here. I’ve been up almost all night (not your fault). I searched the globe for your time zone, and now you tell me you forgot to change the clock! (yeah, that’s your fault)
The least you can do is tell me about the daily moniker changes, if you can.
August 1st, 20106:21 am
Doobie Brothers, huh? I’ll check it out shortly.
August 1st, 20106:57 am
Meh – on both the trades we have made in the last month. Now I look at the return for Yunel and get even more depressed. Gonzalez, Ankiel, Farnsworth, Pastornicky and cash for Escobar, Chavez, Blanco, and Collins. Oh well. I just hope neither Farnsworth or Ankiel are on this team for the prices that they are currently owed next year. Far too much money for either player in my opinion. If anything, Wren has increased the team’s depth – if that was even possible, given that this is the deepest team they’ve had in a long time. He also did it without trading any of his elite prospects, which he spoke about.
August 1st, 20107:17 am
For you folks saying that we couldn’t have gotten Ludwick because St. Louis wanted a starting pitcher…did you pay attention to the trade at all? Ludwick went to San Diego…San Diego did not give up a ML pitcher…Cleveland sent the pitcher to St. Louis, not San Diego. Ah, 3-team trade. See how it could have worked without giving up an ML pitcher?
August 1st, 20107:20 am
All is not all lost:
Glaus is on the D/L someone tell Cox..solution: bring Freeman up
Chipper is a shell of the man…. get him out of the three spot
Gonzo is still ill..needs a couple of days off to get his strentgh back
Someone tell Hanson when something doesn’t go your way.. let it go and concentrate on the next batter… forget Ump’s call or any defensive miscues.. sh*t happens.. get over it and stop sulky oh and by the way, what’s with getting two strikes on every batter and can’t seem to close the deal?
Bobby’s three ball count… just stand there and take a pitch has got to go.. every team we play knows that is an automatic take sign. this usually backfires for us 90% of the time. Take a swing at the best pitch you will see all night. just occasionally give the hit sign.
Play Infante and Diaz more often
We may not win every game or get deep in the playoff’s however this team is entertaining. They don’t play dead. This team needs tweaking to be better.
August 1st, 20107:26 am
Will Troy be in there today? Or does Bobby load the lineup with lefties?
The Dud (LF)
Or is The Dud benched for his adventures in the OF and Diaz get a start against a righty? If Nate could/would actually throw the darn ball, I would rather have him as a 4th OF than The Dud.
August 1st, 20107:35 am
Up EARLY on this cloudy Sunday morning in Chattanooga.
I’d like to start off by saying Ludwick would’ve been nice to get. I’d much rather have him than Ankiel, but I’ll use some common sense here and say that a 3-team trade has to be a thought out process that had probably been going on for a while and it’s very possible Wren offered something to the Cards and didn’t like what he had to offer. Who knows, not gonna sulk over that.
Also, no way Farnworth will intentionally cost his team a game. Like DOB said, he’s playing for a contract and I can’t imagine he’d do that anyways.
DOB has a very “funny” way about him it seems, Trey. I have an uncle with that dry sense of humor and for whatever reason I never get mad at him when he makes comments that make you scratch your head and go “HUH”. That’s just the way some people are. I figure he does that to everybody and I don’t take it personal. He gives us lots of good stuff on our Braves though, that O’Brien, so gotta like him for that.
August 1st, 20107:38 am
TnBrian, agreed. I was just pointing out that we wouldn’t have necessarily had to give up an ML ready pitcher for him. But, I continue to be surprised. I do hope FW at least kicked the tires on him, but from most published stories; most folks didn’t even know he was available. I am sure FW is a little Theo like in that regard though…call every team about every player you think is a fit…that seems to be what Theo does most of the time.
August 1st, 20107:40 am
DOB, again, there was no sense to go off with that wicked sarcasm of yours on Trey for his comment on the photo of Farnsworth looking unhappy. Really, not everybody knows those photos are computerized or whatever. Your blog, you da man, do what you want, but that’s my opinion.
Really need coffee.
August 1st, 20107:43 am
So, according to Bowman, the Braves checked in on Dunn and Rizzo asked for Tommy Hanson. For a 2-month rental. Um, ok, talk to you later Mike.
August 1st, 20107:45 am
I will bet by Monday Johnny “rock n roll” Venters is gonna wish he was SUSPENDED
August 1st, 20107:47 am
Tom – let us just say that certain groups search for my previous moniker and I do not want them to see it readily !
August 1st, 20108:06 am
Rizzo and Anthonopolous come off looking bad, in my opinion. You can’t ask for players like Hanson or Matt Garza for a two month rental like Dunn. Or Jesus Montero for 2 months of Scott Downs. You come off looking delusional.
August 1st, 20108:10 am
Hate to see Prado out od the line up. Glad Omar can step in. He and McCann were the Braves’ offense last night.
Oh, I’ll miss Chavez. Who will be Cox’ go-to gut when he wants to lose a ball game? Maybe Kawakami?
August 1st, 20108:16 am
Jeff R – why not use KK last night when were down 3, its not like it mattered then cause if Bobby really thought it through he could have pinch hit for Troy with Conrad that inning and didnt, even though it is clear to anyone not crazy that Glaus is HURT BAD
August 1st, 20108:23 am
Efrim, as usual, agreed.
August 1st, 20108:24 am
Hanson in 5 July starts: 29.2 IP 30 hits 32/6 K/BB 2.43 ERA opp slash line – .261/.320/.330
August 1st, 20108:36 am
dap01: Regarding Glaus, believe me, there are people in the organization who’ve noticed what you have, that he looks like he’s playing hurt.
August 1st, 20108:46 am
menlobrave: i’m envious (about the Bingham concert, and the 59-degree conditions). Though I gotta say, it’s felt great here in Cincy, temps in 70s’ and low 80s for the past two days and nights. (By the way, speaking of Zac Brown, I had a Facebook friend request this morning from Bubba Brown. Fairly sure they’re unrelated…)
If yesterday hadn’t been such a long one at the park, with so much to write and a Fox-lengthened game, etc, I’d hoped to go see Yo La Tengo playing across the river in Kentucky. Alas, didn’t leave ballpark till about 10 p.m.
There was also a big R&B festival going on at Paul Brown Stadium (the football stadium, a few blocks from the baseball park). Bunch of acts over two days, including Erykah Badu and, from my high school days, Cameo. Shake your pants….
We’ll try to get a new blog up before gametime today, at least a short blog. Thanks to all for the fine participation the past two days. Oh, and Trey, nothing personal last night. Just a little good-natured ribbing. I just couldn’t let the multiple comments go when you suggesed a player who hasn’t even arrived yet would try to help his new team lose out of spite, and that he looked unhappy to be a Brave, etc.
August 1st, 20108:49 am
finally some comon sense in the organization, now call up Freeman, and DL Glaus
August 1st, 20108:51 am
Coach: I saw Dead Snow and agree with you. Great horror movie.
August 1st, 20108:58 am
Glaus – .160/.307/.240 in his last 153 plate appearances. That’s 36 games and dates back to June 15th – the series after the Minnesota game where he had 4 hits.
From May 1st to June 13th, 41 games, his bating line was .336/.416/.605 in 178 plate appearances.
Then of course, as we know, in 23 April games, Glaus hit .194/.310/.292 in 84 plate appearances.
August 1st, 20109:07 am
Well, I ‘ve heard RICK ANKIEL has been called many things, but “….power hitter….” hasn’t been one of them. Lrt’s see what the “experiment” has left. Maybe he’s a pitcher in disguise.
Top of the morning to you DOB! Do you know if the Bravos checked in on Ludwick? They seemed more focused on a CF which tells me they didn’t really want to move J-Hey there.
August 1st, 20109:15 am
Maybe this trade with KC is some kind of new voodoo, tantric, pilates inspired eastern philosophy FW is following… we take back 2 pitchers who we helped destroy in the postseason (well actually 1 destroyed us), 1 as a hitter and make them good again in the 2010 post-season……
August 1st, 20109:16 am
McJason: I’ll try to find out. But I think they wanted a CF after the McLouth situation, and, as you said, really didn’t want to move Heyward despite saying he could play there.
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