3:06 pm July 30, 2010, by David O'Brien
August 1st, 201012:43 pm
glad to see ankiel starting. anxious to see what he can do against his old foes
You aren’t the only one that thinks it is confusing, at the very least
Yeah, Trey, that was a real minor league team who liked the Angels name changes as much as you. They changed it to poke a little fun. I have no idea if that was permanant or if they are even still around.
Now here is the lineup for your Atlanta Braves of Sandy Springs. That would be different to hear at Turner Field.
I’m not all that certain that making a bad play qualifies a player as a Head Case.
Steve from OH
August 1st, 201012:44 pm
Lew–agreed on that one. Don’t forget Wags and Saito coming off the books. However, I’d like to see Wren take a shot at Jayson Werth in the offseason…he’d be a great fit for us.
was wondering if Glaus has anything new to say about his power outage? i commend him for trying to play while hurt and banged up, but maybe he should ask for some days off?
August 1st, 201012:45 pm
days off in addition today, that is
Steve-I’m down on Werth at the moment after seeing his blow up with a fan over a foul ball, but you’re probably right – he’d help the offense, though his HR total would likely drop at Turner Field – maybe by a good bit.
August 1st, 201012:46 pm
The City of Angels Angels of Anaheim should just stick with one name. It seems all their teams to the team name of Anaheim. The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
I think we should just plunk Joey Votto accidentally and if not warned later accidentally plunk Rolen
August 1st, 201012:47 pm
TNPaul: Is Cincy’s Volquez a lefty? If so, Bobby did not want to subject Ankiel to a lefty on the first day on the job.
However, if Volquez is a righty, I just don’t see why Cox would hold Ankiel back. Please tell me that Glaus is starting again today, and I’ll tell you Cox has just plain lost his loving mind.
Eric from MO
August 1st, 201012:48 pm
I prefer the Miami Marlins over the Florida Marlins.
August 1st, 201012:49 pm
They were actually sued by the city of Anaheim- the city tried to claim they were in violation of their lease which says they have to have “Anaheim” in their name…the city lost, but that is at least part of the reason for the lengthy name
August 1st, 201012:50 pm
volquez is a righty and ankiel is in the lineup
Eric from MO, that would make sense, because they do play in Miami. However, since the state is Florida, why not allow the whole state to claim them? It will be a change getting used to the Miami Marlins over Florida Marlins.
August 1st, 201012:51 pm
Lew–I looked at his home/road splits with Philly and he had two years where he hit much better away from Philly, and two years where he hit much better at Philly (but still above 800 on the road). I think he’ll do fine away from Philly, but yeah, his HR total will drop. He still fits well, being a RH corner of with power and good D.
I’d try to sign him to play left every day, to pick up a lot of Chipper’s production. I’d let Glaus walk and use Freeman as the 1B. I’d re-sign Matty and give him a 1B glove and use him to give Freeman days off against most lefties. Hinkse could be retained if the price is right. If not, we wouldn’t really need him with that new alignment.
Amen dawgsvidicbreggeee. Oops! There was ah, dew on the ball…..twice.
Brave4life-1995 all over again??
August 1st, 201012:52 pm
cage match Nolan Ryan and Kyle Fransworth
cabravesfan, I guess that makes sense, but they should have just kept it as Anaheim. I asked an Angels fan about it and he said that it was because the Angels owner is Hispanic and thought it would attract more immigrant fans. I don’t know how, but that’s what he said.
August 1st, 201012:53 pm
Just saw that now, thanks, shmoe!
bravesgrl4lifeeeee ♥ Heap Prado JHey Venters Wagner Huddy Hanson ♥
Hello, Braves fans! After being absent from the blog for a couple of days, I am back. Ready for this game to get started and see the Braves take a win. New Guy (not named Gonzalez) in the lineup today, so we’ll see what he can do as a Brave!
He said it was actually marketing after that comment.
August 1st, 201012:54 pm
August 1st, 201012:55 pm
boy, the bottom half of the lineup is either gonna be really good or really bad today. *keeping fingers crossed*
Trey, I think I like Miami Marlins better. I could see them being the Florida Marlins were it not for the Tampa Bay Rays. Just doesn’t make sense to me for them to claim the entire state in their name when they have two MLB teams in the state.
Andres Galarraga or Nolan Ryan!
August 1st, 201012:56 pm
Trey, the problem with that is that most people in Florida couldn’t care less about the Marlins. I lived down there until about 2 years before the franchise started up. Everybody inf FL was ticked off that Miami was chosen to represent Florida. Miami is about as non-Florida as Cincinnati is, and therefore, most people anywhere north of Broward County pay the Marlins any attention.
It was mainly an attempt to be associated with the LA Market (The new owner found a better why to attract fans- the first thing he did was lower beer prices )
August 1st, 201012:57 pm
Brave that is true. I wonder what their ball caps will look like now without the F.
EL Muy Gato
Trey should they have Florida Rays too? Maybe every team should go by the State name. Boy would that get confusing. California Angels, California Dodgers, California Padres, California Athletics, California Giants. Teams should just go be the city.
i think there may be a team desperate enough for a SP to trade for kawakami during the waiver period…might be wishful thinking but you never know…atleast a similar contract swap with someone for a player we can actually use
defensively this outfield should be much better than the Hinske/Melky/Heyward variety.
barring any unforeseen throws from Melky to the CF bleachers. maybe he can actually propel his throws forward today.
Eric from MO
August 1st, 2010
I prefer the Miami Marlins over the Florida Marlins.
They can’t use the Name of Miami Marlins, because o fthis:
For other uses, see Miami Marlins.
The Miami Marlins was the name of a Class AAA American minor league baseball franchise based in Miami, Florida, that played in the International League from 1956 through 1960.
The Marlins were a transplanted version of the original Syracuse Chiefs. They were created on December 20, 1955, when the Syracuse club (a member of the IL as early as 1886 and a continuous member since 1934) was sold to Sidney Salomon (future founding owner of the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League) and Elliot Stein.
The 1955 Chiefs, an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, finished only two games out of the playoffs, but drew only 85,000 fans, last in the eight-team league. In the Marlins’ debut season in Miami, the club finished third and attracted 288,000 spectators, second in the IL circuit. Attendance dwindled in the years that followed, however, and by 1960 the Marlins were at the bottom of the IL, with fewer than 110,000 paying fans. The franchise moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1961, but after little more than a month of play the Marlins moved again to Charleston, West Virginia on May 19. In 1962, the franchise moved to Atlanta, Georgia. In 1966, when the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta, the franchise relocated to Richmond, Virginia, where it played as the Richmond Braves for 43 seasons, through 2008. The franchise is scheduled to move to Gwinnett County, Georgia in 2009. The current Syracuse Chiefs club, reformed in 1961, is actually the transplanted Montreal Royals.
Notable Marlins during the 1956-60 period were Leroy “Satchel” Paige, the great former Negro Leagues pitcher then in his 50s, three-time league all-star infielder Forrest “Woody” Smith, 1959 IL earned run average champ Artie Kay, and future big-leaguers, infielder Jerry Adair and pitcher Rudy Arias. On August 7, 1956, the largest crowd in minor league history (57‚000) came to see Miami’s 50-year-old Satchel Paige beat Columbus at the Orange Bowl. Its managers were Don Osborn (1956–57), Kerby Farrell (1958), Pepper Martin (1959), and Al Vincent (1960). Its home park was Miami Stadium.
There was then a separate franchise, also called the Miami Marlins who played in the Florida State League from 1962–1970 and then from 1982-1988. They became the Miami Miracle in 1989 and then the Fort Myers Miracle in 1992. (They were called the Miami Orioles from 1971-1981.)
In February 2008, it was announced that the Florida Marlins will change their name to Miami Marlins when they move into their planned new stadium at the former site of the Orange Bowl in 2012.
“The very cat”????????
August 1st, 201012:58 pm
Galaragga was “El Gato Grande”
“The Big Cat”
bravesfan – I agree. the one way we move KK is for us to move him to someone who needs pitching to someone who has an overpriced 1B or LF in a contract swap.
August 1st, 201012:59 pm
DOB – Totally agree about Uncle Tupelo. Anodyne is one of my all time favorites…. Although Tweedy and Farrar would probably kill each other, I’d pay a sh** load of money to see those guys reunited. Time to watch the Bravos…
bravesgrl4life They should just move the Marlins to Jacksonville or P’Cola instead then. Maybe they will generate more revenue. It makes no sense to keep them in Miami since they have hardly any fans.
eric the elder
Brian Jordan just said that Melky has to make up for losing yesterday’s game with his errant throw. Brian seems like a pleasant fellow, but really . . .
August 1st, 20101:00 pm
Welcome back Farnsworth.
Alex Gonzalez, you’re still the new guy. Sorry.
Damn! Ryan vs Farnsworth: I like Kyle’s height and reach advantage. However, Ryan is a mean junkyard dawg and fearless.
Helluva grudge match!
brian yeah definitely…but i dont see a 1B in a trade because we can just call freeman up, as well as use hinske at first…but definitely an OF or even someone who could take over for chipper next season
Nothing against Nolan, love him…but Farnsy is just a different breed…not even a match.
Seems like every day there are a number of you that incessantly complain about us doom and gloomers. I can’t speak for the rest of them, but I am the way I am. I am naturally pessimistic and superstitious where my sports teams are concerned. I make no apologies. I am no less a Braves fan than anyone else. A lot of the time, I’ll say things on a downer note and hope for the opposite effect. That’s the superstition in me. You just need to realize that the world is made up of different types of people and get over it. I don’t think the Braves will get to the playoffs this year and a lot of you think they will. Time will tell who is right and who is wrong. I hope I’m wrong.
August 1st, 20101:01 pm
cabravesfan, did it help them raise more revenue or was it the lower beer prices that did, haha?
August 1st, 20101:02 pm
CAB, did Jim open your wine, and more importantly; how was it?
Afternoon Braves fans.
Day game! Good to see that some sanity has returned on the lengthy blog, with the regulars actually here for gametime.
Last couple of days have been unreal, watching from across the pond. Not seen the blog in this kind of shape before.
Anyway, lets get this series today and get back into the winning ways, like we allmost grew accustomed to!
Ps, Lew, hope your leg is doing well.
Punten pakken vandaag!
Eric, I am sure it would be alright. NY has two teams that are NY. I mean the Rangers claim the whole state with Texas.
August 1st, 20101:04 pm
Ankiel goes yard in his first AB to the short porch in right?
Gant Touch This AKA Tomahawkin
Lets Do This
Jerry, well said.
August 1st, 20101:05 pm
Jerry – I hear ya buddy. Same here.
Isn’t the game supposed to be aired locally on Fox today?
Trey, I don’t disagree with you on that. If they had put the Marlins in Orlando or Daytona or somewhere like that and called them the “Florida” Marlins, I think it would have been better. So many people in South Florida are not Floridians. Most are transplants from the NE or from Cuba, Honduras, etc. A lot of the NE transplants are pretty loyal to the teams of their native cities, so they don’t care about the Marlins; with the immigrants, I can’t say.
J-Hey kid shirt.
Coach, id like to say i knew that but….no. I have a hard enough time with the english language, so forgive mygoof.
August 1st, 20101:07 pm
Man, Miami Stadium had to be one of the most amazing minor league stadiums ever. Cantilevered roof, the fresco over the concession stand as you walked in.
The last MLB game ever played there was a spring training baseball game between the Braves and Orioles – I cut out of work early to go to the game with my girlfriend at the time. 1990.
I hope my boy Hanson has a shutout kinda day today
I’m Glad to see “The Farnz” Back as well!
bravesgrl4life, or just move them to a new city or to a territory like Puerto Rico. It would be kind of cool to play against a Puerto Rican team, since we already play against a Canadian team.
August 1st, 20101:08 pm
seems like we’re building a mini rivalry with the reds this season. every game has been intense, with great crowd atmosphere. and i’m sure their meltdown has a lot to do with it, and all the late inning heroics
I meant a new city in a different state.
August 1st, 20101:09 pm
His name is “the enforcer”, not farnz
August 1st, 20101:10 pm
I think it was the spending more money and actually being good that helped the most
Of course he did! It was good…only problem is there is not enough left for tonight
CAB, they make more! (:
August 1st, 20101:11 pm
Would anybody else rather see Diaz in LF rather than Melky, even against a righty? Really rubbed me wrong what happened last night, him laughing after the play. As, the Fox broadcasters pointed out, Jurrjens didn’t think it was very funny.
I know that wasn’t you that was making fun of VJ last night, right?
Nearly 8200 comments
and the Mighty Blog of DOB
I remember the days where a 1000 would shut
the blog down!
cabravesfan, of course the alcoholics go for cheap alcohol.
That would require VJ to go to the store…and he’s at work again
August 1st, 20101:12 pm
Steve from OH and Lew,
Don’t count out moving Marteeeeen to third and finding a new 2B. I think he is actually a better defender at 3B.
I too kind of like the thought of Werth although the fan incident and the Utley wife thing are a bit disturbing.
Um, cab, no of course not. Someone must’ve stolen my name! How dare they?!
August 1st, 20101:13 pm
Ah, I see Chippers resting his vajayjay today… Like he wasnt going to take one of multiple days off!
Chip should talk about the fight of Farnsworth with Paul Wilson. Wilson was overmatched.
THANK GOODNESS!!! Glaus is on the bench!!!
Brooks works a nice walk.
Working the walk Brooksie
When I say “lower the beer prices” I mean from $12 to $9…but they actually have really good microbrews at Anaheim Stadium so it is almost worth it (or totally worth it when someone else is paying)
In my defense though, he made fun of Tom’s e’s and that’s a no no.
Heyward needs a homer.
Keep Craig Kimbrel (Rob from SC)
August 1st, 20101:14 pm
WHERE DID THE GAME GO
I am calling it, the Braves are going to score seven runs today – and win!!!
inside, inside, inside…still don’t TP has told him thats where he’s going to be pitched for a while…
That’s what I thought…or you were under the influence of Tom O’Hawke
August 1st, 20101:15 pm
Well $9 is still a good drop. If they drank two beers it would be $18 instead of $24.
Gotta like that scrappy Conrad
Yesterday first inning, Chipper gets out, today Brooks on base
DOB with the addition of Farnsworth rank the Braves in order of least like to get into a fight with. At least we have some enforcers if Venters gets a little “wild” again. Also does KK know karate?
August 1st, 20101:16 pm
Over 8100 comments, 82 pages…is that a record lol
flange–do you think they’d do that? Prado’s D is looking a lot better at 2B this year, but I agree, he’s much better at 3B. What kind of 2B do you think they could get?
How ’bout Kelly?
Heyward swings at ball 4 but advances the runner.
August 1st, 20101:17 pm
Got him over. Now get him in.
And the off-the-field stuff about Werth is concerning. It’ll be interesting to see what Wren does.
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