7:22 pm October 4, 2010, by David O'Brien
October 4th, 20107:30 pm
October 4th, 20107:36 pm
Let beat Giants
October 4th, 20107:37 pm
Looking forward to seeing how the young guys handle the pressure – Go Braves! We’re proud of all of ya!
owner of a lonely heart
October 4th, 20107:38 pm
Lowe, hanson, hudson, what more could you ask for?
Coach (2011 or Bust)
October 4th, 20107:39 pm
Three catchers, REALLY? And pray tell why two catchers over the 162 game haul can get it done.
My point being, this is why Cox beats himself in the post season. The man doesn’t manage the same way he does in the regular season.
BravesFan in DC
October 4th, 20107:41 pm
Lowe, Hanson, and Huddy. I like our chances. We’ve already beaten all 3 of their starters… we just need to learn to win on the road. It’s now or never!!!!!!!
I don’t think three catchers are in the mix for this short series!
October 4th, 20107:42 pm
Ummm…how about Halladay, Oswalt, Hamels….(or Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz)???
October 4th, 20107:43 pm
Dave – Do you think Glaus makes the cut? I imagine Bobby won’t want/need 4 first basemen in Lee, Glaus, Hinske, and Freeman. Who’s the odd man out?
It’s hard to believe these guys are all rookies. They’ve already been ’seasoned’, Heyward playing all year; Minor & Beachy going up against the champs in big games; Kimbrel already looks like a superstar – I can’t imagine him being left off the roster.
Btw, Hinske is the man. I hope he’s in every game, either starting or first off the bench. Love the guy.
Maddox, Glavine and Smoltz didn’t always work!
October 4th, 20107:45 pm
I don’t think Minor will be there either because the Giant’s don’t have a lot of left handed hitters.
October 4th, 20107:47 pm
A new season, now go out and play the way we know you can, play within your strengths and don’t try those things that you can’t, there has been to much of that for the last couple of months.
October 4th, 20107:48 pm
Congratulations to the Braves organization. It certainly didn’t come easy! If they were hitting on all cylinders I would be more confident, but the pitching is hot and cold and the hitting is so-so.
As opposed to years past when they had some of the best records in baseball and high expectations, this year they really have nothing to lose.
I hope they go out there and let it rip! What the heck!
October 4th, 20107:49 pm
It is nice to have youth but lets use them wisely.
Glaus better be on the roster
October 4th, 20107:51 pm
owner of a lonely heart- good point on the lefty hitters.
October 4th, 20107:53 pm
Please no Farnsworth on the roster
October 4th, 20108:03 pm
Yeah, Maddux turned into a pedestrian pitcher in the postseason. I still remember that awful game 1 against the Marlins in the 97 NLCS when he gave up 4 runs in the first inning.
October 4th, 20108:04 pm
Now Smoltz and Glavine, different story
October 4th, 20108:09 pm
As long as the vets – lee, gonzo, maclazzy lowe, huddy, wags, Bobby, pendleton, and such do what they are here for then 6 rookies fine.
Tthen we can see the Reds in cinnci. Postseasons for dreamers. That’s why it’s the greatest time of the year. 5 times the WC has ended as World Champions let’s make it 6. Remember any thing can happen in a 5 game series. Let’s make it happen. It’s a whole new season. Go Bravos!
October 4th, 20108:13 pm
Farnsworth pitched scoreless innings in the final three game Phillies series which is more than you can say for most of the other relief pitchers Bobby could run out there. 17 runs were allowed by the Bullpen in the three games – ZERO by Farnsworth by the way. In the two losses, starters allowed 4 runs, Braves scored 5 runs, bullpen gave up 14 runs – Farnsworth ZERO; Moylan 2, Venters 4, Dunn 3, Martinez 4.
October 4th, 20108:14 pm
Isn’t Conrad technically a Rookie,too????
October 4th, 20108:24 pm
roja, you’re right
October 4th, 20108:28 pm
We still wouldn’t be in the post season if it wasn’t for Glaus and his May hitting streak.
October 4th, 20108:34 pm
Glaus deserves to be on the roster. Without his RBI’s the team would not be there.
October 4th, 20108:35 pm
my motto has always been, make it to the playoffs and anything can happen and even more so in Baseball than any other sport! just need to get hot and just a bit lucky, but the Braves have been lucky all year with all of their come from behind wins, kind of the reverse of two years ago where they lost the most one run games! GO BRAVES!
October 4th, 20108:40 pm
My playoff roster. My 25…
C Brian McCann
1B Derrek Lee
2B Brooks Conrad
SS Alex Gonzalez
3B Omar Infante
LF Matt Diaz
CF Nate McLouth
RF Jason Heyward
P Derek Lowe
Bench David Ross
I had Troy Glaus on there, but had to take him off in favor of Diory Hernandez. Glaus could be an asset off the bench because of his bat, but he can’t get on the field and play “D”. Diory can play the field in a pinch. Ideally it would never come to that.
October 4th, 20108:51 pm
Brian H., nice work. What do you think of Glaus in lieu of Ankiel? Given how punchless the lineup can be at times, it’d be nice to have Glaus as a late innings pinch hitter.
October 4th, 20108:54 pm
October 4th, 20108:58 pm
Fred, I’d take that. I just read where somebody thought Saito was done. If that is the case, and JJ’s knee is okay, then I’ll take JJ instead of Saito. Heck, if JJ’s knee is okay, then I’ll definitely take JJ instea of Saito.
Glaus for Ankiel and JJ for Saito are the only two changes I can see with the my list.
October 4th, 20109:00 pm
What about Blanco…what…really?…well who’d we get, it had to be someone good…oh crap
Not a bad guess at the 25, but I doubt O’Flaherty will be in there. He hasn’t pitched in a long time. I wonder, too, if Saito will be in there. Is Bobby really going to give the ball to Saito in the 8th inning of a 1-run game? My guess would be Venters or Kimbrel in that spot. In fact, I think our key will be to treat these as 5 inning games. If we can get to the 6th with a lead, we’ve got Moylan, Venters, Kimbrel, and Wagner. With a little rest this week, I think Jonny will be ready to get back in his midseason form. Moylan has been outstanding recently (when his defense does its job) and I think Kimbrel is our ace in the hole. That dude could easily become the “talk” of the postseason.
Thursday is a LOOONNNNG way away. Can’t get here soon enough!
October 4th, 20109:02 pm
If Troy Glaus is left off the post season in favor of a rookie, it will be one of the most classless things the Braves organization has ever done. Not only did he carry this team for 6 weeks, he is a seasoned veteran with proven power who has been a post season MVP. As a baseball fan, I would be infuriated if this happens.
October 4th, 20109:06 pm
I don’t think three catchers will happen or do I think it should, but it’s not crazy. David Ross is one of the team’s best hitters, so the idea behind three catchers is to let Ross hit off the bench and still have a backup catcher.
October 4th, 20109:09 pm
Brian H why in the world would you take Melky over Glaus. Melky is the worst OF on the whole team and that is saying something with McLouth on this team. I like Freeman but no way he should be on the postseason roster. Plus is he even eligible to be on the roster. Glaus is the reason the Braves made the playoffs.
October 4th, 20109:16 pm
Yall dang brave aint goin nowherez! skank azz Braves! Sorry ol ranned down dawgs jes like that fool joebraves!
Resign or Re-sign?
October 4th, 20109:19 pm
The reason for the 3 catchers is that you cannot change the roster during the series; even if a player is injured. If Ross or McCann gets hurt in the first game, the other has to go the rest ofmthe series. What if he gets hurt? No catcher! During the regular season you can always call somebody up or trade for someone; can’t do that in a playoff series. So THAT is why BC might want to carry 3 catchers; WHICH HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MANAGING DIFFERENTLY IN THE PLAYOFFS THAN IN THE REGULAR SEASON!
October 4th, 20109:23 pm
C Townphillie69 ,
My God, do they have schools in Philly?
October 4th, 20109:27 pm
Bobby takes a AAA roster to the playoffs and we are still bitching.
Frank Wren making roster decisions. Ugh.
Can we leave some of his moves OFF the post-season roster? Nate McLouth? Kenshin Kawakami? Troy Glaus? Derrek Lee? Rick Ankiel? Melky Cabrera.
It really is a wonder Bobby Cox and this group of players got 91 wins in the regular season and the wild-card spot.
October 4th, 20109:31 pm
Matt Diaz can serve as the #3 catcher; not worth another roster spot…
October 4th, 20109:36 pm
Did someone just say they wanted to leave Derrick Lee off the playoff roster?
October 4th, 20109:42 pm
Jax brave right on plus . Glaus is definately in remember The manager has loyalty and I think he feels glaus helped this team get where it is and will reward him for that. . Trully don’t see Freeman getting the go either. Remember even when glaus was hurt Freeman stAyed north of the city. Plus only 22 ab’s. And oflarity still dizzy so don’t see him getting there this year. Go braves!!!
October 4th, 20109:46 pm
And farnsworth has been before he was lights out the last 4-5 games don’t think they will leave him off the roster I’d be real surprised if he ain’t on the 25. Go Bravos!
October 4th, 20109:50 pm
And rolly. Well stated bout glaus that’s why I see him on 25 as well. Go Braves!
October 4th, 20109:54 pm
I would have Heyward in right, Rick A .in Center, Nate M. in Left. No No to Cabrera> Yes, Diaz, and Hinski. Infield. Lee, Conrad, Gonzo, Infanite. Back up, Freeman, Ross, Diory. No O’Flahery, Yes, Dunn, Beachy, Venters, Peter M. Craig K., and the starters. No Glaus, Saito. I put Rick and Nate because of there fielding and they are starting to hit with speed and arms.
Smoltz is my hero
October 4th, 20109:55 pm
Remove Mike Dunn, Takashi Saito, andEric O’Flaherty —– Add Kyle Farnsworth, Mike Minor, and JJ. Make reservations in Philly.
Kevin in Snellville
October 4th, 201010:00 pm
Headline on espn.com yesterday evening : “Braves given NL wild card spot”. No ESPN a–holes – They EARNED it with a 91-71 regular season record. Will their Brave bashing bias never end?
Those of you who think Freddie Freeman will make the playoff roster before Troy Glaus are mistaken. Freeman hasn’t been on the team long enough nor contributed enough to deserve making the playoff roster. Bobby loves his veterans. Unfortunately, Bobby will never get to coach Freeman in his prime when he’ll probably be making All-Star teams and contributing on playoff teams. This is just not Freeman’s year. Be patient though. It will come. But, unless he just can’t go, Glaus will make the NLDS roster.
October 4th, 201010:05 pm
Saito isn’t fit to be on the roster, he looked horrible this weekend. I think mentally his injury is messing with him. JJ should be ok for long relief it sounds like.
October 4th, 201010:19 pm
Freddie is going to AZ for the fall league… he won’t be on the post season roster
October 4th, 201010:23 pm
The way this season has gone, I wouldn’t be surprised to see JC Boscan be the second coming of a guy who was similarly unknown: Francisco Cabrera
October 4th, 201010:24 pm
Coach (2011 or bust)…Usually, people say that one of Bobby’s faults is that he manages the postseason the same as the regular season. He stays even-keeled throughout.
Also, adding a 3rd catcher for the postseason is one of the smartest things Bobby does. Essentially, that is your 25th man on the roster. Probably won’t matter regardless, but it could potentially be HUGE if McCann/Ross get injured.
Try another anti-Bobby argument, because that one was stupid!
October 4th, 201010:29 pm
I think Freeman should be on the roster. He has more range of motion than Glaus. And hopefully they are working with Brooks on his ground balls and throwing.
October 4th, 201010:30 pm
I can see it now… bottom of ninth and the last guy on the bench is the lifetime minor league catcher no one has ever heard of… he gets the hit and the aging, gimpy first baseman troy glaus comes rumbling home… braves win braves win braves win…
October 4th, 201010:31 pm
Not knocking Brooks the Braves would not be were they are without him, but 3 errors in 3 games could be trouble in the playoffs.
October 4th, 201010:32 pm
Freeman will make the postseason roster, he has a great glove at 1B and if you’ve watched Braves games Cox has given important AB to Freddie and almost none to Glaus who has looked terrible since being called up.
Glaus helped us but now he’s injured and can’t do anything to help this team, you take the best player and that is FF. The Braves can simply send another position player to the AFL to take FF’s spot, so that’s a non issue.
October 4th, 201010:34 pm
And yes glaus will be there, not freeman, because bobby loves experience in the postseason and glaus can bring some thunder. I could see them let freddie hang around to soak it in.
And I bet boscan is in a 7 game series, but not sure about 5. Frees up ross to pinch hit
October 4th, 201010:36 pm
If he starts Melky-McOut-Ankiel in any combo as 2/3rd’s of outfield and it will be an early exit. I somehow remeber Hinske being in left field when we went on the run. It has to be McClouth/Melkey in center and Hinske/Diaz in left. Ankiel can pinch hit he walks a lot.
If Ross or McCann happens to get injured Diaz and Conrad both can catch. We need to take back up infielders. And I agree Melky should not be there he misses fly balls and he gets in no hurry to chase it down.
October 4th, 201010:40 pm
Ankiel has great speed and a good arm, but he strikesout alot, too. I believe he will be on the roster for his defensive skills.
October 4th, 201010:55 pm
You’re in a play-off series with SF or filly with Diaz or Conrad catching? Can you say “steal”?
October 4th, 201010:56 pm
October 4th, 2010
I don’t know when the AFL starts, but if the Braves want to send Freeman there to get some extra practice, they are *not* going to send someone in his place. What you suggesting is like saying if Diaz gets hurt, the Braves will send Ankiel to do his rehab for him.
October 4th, 201011:04 pm
Really fun to see the back and forth on the roster. When you have a team like ours that doesn’t have transcendent talent, you’re trying to guess who’s most likely to get hot, who will do the least damage defensively (for heaven knows it won’t be perfect). Bottom line — let’s think of mitigating the effect of possible negatives and let our rather modest positives take care of themselves. What does that mean in practice — Omar at third, and Brooks in second. Ankiel in center against righties; Matt Diaz in left all the time. Derrek Lee at first, with Troy as backup; Alex Gonzalez at short and let’s hope he (a) stays healthy and (b) hits. Jason in right, of course, and at catcher spell Brian a bit more regularly with David Ross, who right now is almost as reliable a hitter as a worn-down Brian. Hinske, Melky and Nate on the bench. That’s 13. Pitchers: Huddy, Hanson, Lowe, Beachy, and Jurrjens. TOTAL 18. In the pen: Wagner, Moylan, Venters, Dunn, Kimbrell, and Martinez. That’s 24 — so who for 25? I would go with Farnsworth. That leaves out Freddie Freeman, Kenshin, O’Flaherty, Boscan . . . Yes all of these four could contribute, but we have to draw the line somewhere. (NOTE: One of my great memories of recent Braves baseball was a win by Kenshin over Halladay [then with Toronto] in 2009 in a tight game.)
Braves Fan Lost in Ohio
October 4th, 201011:19 pm
Well, for those who don’t think 3 catchers is a good idea, think about the quality ABs Ross gives you off the bench. Those would be limited if there was not another C in the mix. It wouldn’t be out of the rhelm of possibility for Bobby to go that route.
October 4th, 201011:29 pm
Kawakami shouldn’t be on the roster, he’s cursed. His luck is so bad this year that he’d find a way to lose a no-hitter and we need all the breaks we can get going into the playoffs. Also, O’Flaherty is still having health issues at a horrible time, I doubt he’ll make the roster. And as far as the whole Glaus vs. Freeman debate goes, I think you have to bring Glaus based on his experience (both regular and postseason). Plus, Glaus’s ability to play 3B for an inning or two after a late pinch hitting double switch is something that might come in handy, especially with both teams having great bullpens and less than stellar offenses.
Remember on the third catcher thing, Bobby may not want to opt for a 3rd catcher in a short series. He has the option to change the roster again for the NLCS. If the Bravos make it to that – a longer series – I’d say he’d be much more apt to want that third catcher then.
October 4th, 201011:43 pm
Remember one had to be on the roster by September 1st to qualify for post season. Injuried players – like Prado – can be replaced.
October 4th, 201011:47 pm
Low Key — I agree completely on KK’s bad luck this year; I thought he pitched admirably last year and was very sorry to see that he seemed unable to handle circumstances that Hanson has handled so well — i. e. doing a good job with no run support. KK seemed to get down on himself over time, and it was remarkable that someone as young as Hanson could continue at a high level despite that. Wherever KK ends up next year, I wish him well. And I agree about O’Flaherty’s health. Early in the season, before he got sick, he was terrific. Likewise Saito, by the way — I just don’t think he’s strong enough right now, and at his best he was wonderful. As for the third catcher — I saw a suggestion that Diaz could catch in a pinch. If that’s so, I would leave Boscan out. If Brian gets hurt, play Ross every day — defensively that would be an improvement, and offensively it wouldn’t be bad. A fresh Brian is offensively much better than David — a tired worn-down Brian isn’t all that much better.
October 5th, 201012:01 am
EOF won’t be there. Saito will. JJ won’t. Ankiel will and will start. He’s a 1 out of 9 hitter, but his glove and legs come in big during the postseason. We’re already the worst defensive team in baseball, Ankiel actually improves us there and you have to expect with our paltry offense, if he saves us a run, it could be the difference maker.
Diory yes (only middle infielder). Boscan no (3 catchers, child please…holla “The League” fans). Freddie (although I wish he would, no). Not with D-Lee being on fire. Glaus…yes. Though never @ 3rd, and only in PH or late innings @ 1st if D-Lee gets yanked. Appreciate the RBIs and your May contributions, but you look like you’re walking on stilts and still can’t catch up to a fastball or slider with that long swing.
Beachy, Dunn, Kimbrel and our usual BP yes. Minor, KK no.
All that said, and with a quarter of our roster being rookies, I still like our chances. This may be the Hank Gathers, Loyola Maramount intangible team…
October 5th, 201012:08 am
Do the guys who don’t make the 25-man roster still get to partake, i.e. travel with the team, sit on the bench, etc? Guys like Freeman, Kimbrel, Martinez, assuming they don’t make the cut.
October 5th, 201012:09 am
you ppl amaze me first wren was the biggest idiot ever for sighning glaus an old no talent weak kneed reject now if hes not on the post season roster its a crime boy you guys are smart in retrospect no actually your not even smart then lol
October 5th, 201012:11 am
I left out Martinez. Absolutely need him. Best long relief guy in case our Starter gets rocked
October 5th, 201012:15 am
Added to roster 9/1 or later: Boscan, Dunn, Freeman, Kawakami, Martinez, Kimbrel, Beachy, Proctor. If any of these are on post season roster will have to be replacing injuried player.
October 5th, 201012:21 am
hAL, you amaze me. What part of the Braves would not be in the post season without Troy Glaus do you not understand? Do you really think Freddie Freeman, who has three hits should go before the man who still has the third most RBIs on the team? I hope the Braves organization is more loyal to the players that got them here than you are.
Not that they’d want him now, but since Kawakami spent the majority of the season with the big team, wouldn’t he still be eligible for the post season regardless of not being called back up until after September 1st?
October 5th, 201012:28 am
prbavesfan: Glaus helped us but now he’s injured and can’t do anything to help this team, you take the best player and that is FF. The Braves can simply send another position player to the AFL to take FF’s spot, so that’s a non issue.
Thank God, you’re not the manager. You’d seriously choose a rookie who has three hits in the Major Leagues against a veteran player who’s been to the post season, has been MVP and can smack the hell out of a baseball at any given moment? Cue “send in the clowns”
October 5th, 201012:33 am
I know that the “just happy to be there” Philosophy is not the best thing. But…thats how I feel about this.
But hey no pressure….So Braves….stay loose…give it your all and have fun!
October 5th, 201012:46 am
Rolly, Troy Glaus can’t smack any pitcher around with his bum knees, he can’t hit. Did you even watch games in September?
FF got robbed of 3 or 4 hits, plus he made some gold glove caliber plays at 1B. If we pinch run for Lee and we need someone to play defense at 1B I want FF in there.
You’re living in the past with the MVP and all the Glaus stuff. As of October 2010 Freddie Freeman >>>> Troy Glaus.
The Braves owe nothing to Glaus, he was paid a contract for the job he did. He can’t no longer be productive and there is a younger, better option that should take his place. Would a company keep an old, ineffective employee over a young, dynamic one just because of loyalty? NO!!!!
October 5th, 201012:52 am
McLouth is the worst OF due to his bat and his defense. Melky is a switch hitter and is batting 50 points higher than McLouth. I agree Melky is poor defensively. Ankiel at least can cover the outfield and he can throw.
I don’t know about Glaus, he looks awful fragile and his bat is slow. Glaus just does not seem to be physically able to perform as he did in April and May.
October 5th, 20101:12 am
prbravesfan, like I said, thank God you’re not the manager. No ML manager would choose Freddie Freeman, a rookie who has done next to nothing, over Troy Glaus who carried his team to the post season unless he had a personal vendetta against him. You are obviously a very young person who thinks that very young people are the answer to all of life’s problems. Unfortunately, in baseball, as in life, that just isn’t true.
October 5th, 20101:16 am
Sorry, prbravesfan, I posted under my GF name. We are sharing a computer tonight.
October 5th, 20101:38 am
I just think FF can help us more than an unhealthy Glaus but we’ll see tomorrow when rosters are announced.
October 5th, 20101:51 am
My Playoff Roster:
3B Omar Infante
RF Jason Heyward
C Brian McCann
1B Derrek Lee
2B Brooks Conrad
SS Alex Gonzalez
LF Melky Cabrera
CF Rick Ankiel
Jair Jurrjens (if ready) or Brandon Beachy
Eric O’Flaherty (If ready) or Mike Dunn
The Phillies MVB (most valuable binoculars)
October 5th, 20102:10 am
It’s our time to win. I’m feeling that vibe.
Braves Fan Since "80
October 5th, 20102:20 am
summer of 91
October 5th, 20102:43 am
if I were Bobby;
1 omar 2b
2 Nate cf
3 J Hey rf
4 D Lee 1b
5 Mac 2b
6 Matty Baseball-lf
7 AGon ss
8 raw dog 3b
we’ve always been heavy favorites, this time no one is even giving us a chance……I got a good feeling about a rematch of the 91 series……braves in 7 @ home I’ll be there. Go Bravos, Swan Song!
October 5th, 20103:01 am
I saw on espn.com they picked us over the Giants in 5. They were using some OPS & some obscure stats to compare teams & the Braves measured up well. But I think you throw everything out the window.
I’m wondering about Glaus. It didn’t look like he had much when he pinch hit. He didn’t look good, like he was one bad step from the DL. How exactly do you play him? It would be a crying shame if he isn’t on the roster, but should the young stud be considered for the postseason with only four major league hits? I think not. But Glaus’s health is pivotal in any decision.
We have some serious hitting woes, guys, that aren’t going to disappear in the postseason. Let’s just hope the division series is dominated by pitching & we can have at least one different hero every night. But, yeah, it’s a crapshoot now.
October 5th, 20103:51 am
give glaus a try at 3b……get that bat speed up in the cage, he has played third his whole damn career
October 5th, 20105:24 am
It’s miraculous ^*^ Babylon helps Braves for fear of losing GM?^*^
October 5th, 20105:27 am
Derek Lee other people’s pitcher know well, but Freeman could be secret weapon I think.
Fake santa did prophecy about Braves?^*^
October 5th, 20105:41 am
Braves should win ONE game against Giants and be done for the season. They have to many injuries to starters and with 3 backups starting now they don’t have any depth on the bench.. With all these reserves having to start they have committed an average of two errors a game the last 15 games and have a losing record during that time. They have 3 decent starting pitchers and that is it. They need to go out and find a 3rd baseman next year in free agency or make a trade. Infante belongs at 2nd and Prado some where besides 3rd.
October 5th, 20107:06 am
Isn’t the post season fun? Youth is the future and the future is now!
October 5th, 20107:30 am
I remember it was the #3 catcher who drove in the winning run of the first World Series game every won by the Atlanta Braves. Nobody knew his name, and I can’t remember it right now either. Who was that guy?
I would rather not have Matt Diaz as the #3 catcher. I’m sure he hasn’t spent a lot of time practicing the position.
October 5th, 20107:34 am
Bravesfan4life – Your roster looks about right. I don’t expect Freeman to make the cut and if healthy Saito will be there.
October 5th, 20107:46 am
@ Michael C. Was it Guillard? I remember Justice and Lonnie Smith hitting home runs that game.
October 5th, 20107:55 am
Hey flor- ri- duh!
fiillies have 3 good pitchers that helped them with the best record in baseball the last 2 months. Amazing what 3 good pitchers can do for you in a 5 game a 7 game and another 7 game series. A little hitting goes a long way when you just have 3 good pitchers. And again everybody is 4 days (off) stronger. I really live our chances with just 3 good pitchers. Go Bravos!
October 5th, 20107:57 am
All I want for the Braves is to play solid & smart and HAVE FUN! They — the so-called baseball “experts” — are making the Braves underdogs for however long they last in the playoffs. There! That should take the pressure off of the Braves. If the “experts” don’t feel the Braves belong there and are looking ahead to a Giants/Phillies NLCS, so be it. Anything can happen in this game. All the guys really need to do is win ONE in SF (at least) and the other two at home. Simple. GO BRAVES!!
October 5th, 20108:01 am
As mclazzy behind the plate goes, so goes this team… We need our offensive catcher to get his bat back into MLB mode.. Hopefully Sunday Helped with that. … 4 days of no squats hopefully
helped as well … Mccann …. Mccann …. We need you Mccann….. Don’t leave us now. We need ya!!!!!!! Lee – sea bass- and errorless baseball please show up as well….and wags with 3 saves would have a nice ring to it too…. GO BRAVOS!!!!!
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