2:13 pm November 22, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
November 28th, 20101:21 am
Tom – whatever “it” was knew if it didn’t do that, it would have been banned, because stealing names gets people banned (it seemed to take a long time to get that, but it’s been done!) What’s your favorite album of all time, Tom?
I wouldn’t be all that surprised if “Crab” best describes her right now, though.
November 28th, 20101:23 am
Didn’t know about that my apologees!!!
I think I might need a program here
November 28th, 20101:24 am
That’s easy for me, MIBravesFan. Chicago Transit Authority
Now if you asked me my number two, I’d be here all night.
November 28th, 20101:25 am
Never mind – I’ve stumbled into the “Adams Family”
Better be nice to the ladies…..
November 28th, 20101:26 am
Now Tom I love that band!!!!
You rat Tom!!!!
November 28th, 20101:27 am
What Chicago Tom?
Pick a number!
November 28th, 20101:28 am
That’s right, ward, always be nice to the ladies.
And like MIBravesFan always says can’t hurt, Try a Little Tenderness. (sorry, I honestly thought I had finished)
One two three four does anyone know what time it is?
November 28th, 20101:29 am
Tom – actually, she’s doing fairly well – I was the one who was miserable watching thousands of people leave as she sat in the cold rain…I did get to stand three feet away from Al Cowlings for several minutes, however…
Does anyone really care?
November 28th, 20101:30 am
November 28th, 20101:33 am
There’s only ONE “Chicago Transit Authority”, MIBravesFan. It was their first album. They had to change their name because the city of Chicago’s Transit Authority complained and threatened them with a lawsuit. They dropped “Transit Authority” and just became “Chicago”. Their 2nd album was called, simply, “Chicago”.
It wasn’t until their 3rd album that they started with the numbers (”Chicago III”).
November 28th, 20101:34 am
I actually don’t even know what Chicago this is!
I got so excited to see a vitoctory! After USC has owned Notre Dame.My sympathy for her, my deepest. It took Notre Dame 8 losses,before they finally won one! I can see how she must feel.
November 28th, 20101:35 am
You can always count on Tom to make me smile… sorry, couldn’t resist…
November 28th, 20101:36 am
I used to ride the Chicago Transit Authority to and from work. The sounds of the el clanking along to the accompaniment of crowd noise and garbled PA systems was truly wonderful. I got to return and listen to it last weekend. I can see why you like it so much Tom O’Hawke. (Just Kidding.)
November 28th, 20101:37 am
Any news on the Braves yet! or just rumors again?
Funny thing – I can’t play the song on my computer!
November 28th, 20101:38 am
CD is in there and I can’t play the song!
November 28th, 20101:40 am
Never mind – now I can!
November 28th, 20101:41 am
Our long national nightmare has finally been resolved…
November 28th, 20101:42 am
November 28th, 20101:43 am
VJ has solved all!!
I actually don’t even know what Chicago this is (MIBravesFan)
If you’re talking about what time it is? Then it’s the first. CTA
You can always count on Tom to make me smile
That would be the second. Official name, however, is “Ballet for a Girl in Buchanon”, one of my all-time favorites. I spent countless hours playing the drums to that.
Hello, Moe Berg
Sorry to pop in and run, but time to go to bed with Anne Hathaway…
Wait, that came out wrong. It appears that someone is watching a movie starring Miss Hathaway in the other room, and I am headed in that direction. Good night!
November 28th, 20101:45 am
November 28th, 20101:46 am
Let’s see, ward. Since you were last here, until now, let me think. Ummmmmm, no.
November 28th, 20101:47 am
Can Venice Jim be cloned?!
November 28th, 20101:49 am
Thanks Tom for the Chicago heads up – I should have known that!!
Well I looked out on the rumors, and all is quiet out there on the Braves Front. Maybe we will here some thing tomorrow.
Hey, buddy, good night.
November 28th, 20101:50 am
MIBravesFan–Hey. Hope you had a good holiday. Had a house full of guests. My parents are still here until tomorrow. How have things been here?
November 28th, 20101:51 am
Hello, Tom. How are you?
November 28th, 20101:53 am
You’re right about the cloning. I’d like to see a night version of VJ. Maybe if he moves to Hawaii ….
I was really into the early years of Chicago. After their 3rd, not so much. After their 5th, not at all.
November 28th, 20101:54 am
Time. Tick, tock, tick . .
November 28th, 20101:55 am
Tom O’ Hawke: nite, and be cool….
I’m going to play my U2 now
Tom, I had a good friend, when I was a teenager who really liked early Chicago. Thinking of them always makes me reminisce about that much simpler time.
November 28th, 20101:59 am
I’m fine, Moe. You? You seem as though you really miss Chicago.
Enter your comments here
November 28th, 20102:00 am
Tom, I don’t know that I miss the city so much, but it was good to get back up there. I do miss a number of friends up there.
November 28th, 2010
MIBravesFan–Hey. Hope you had a good holiday. Had a house full of guests. My parents are still here until tomorrow. How have things been here?”
Same here, Moe! Good to hear from you!
November 28th, 20102:03 am
So, Moe, you’re getting comfortable with Oklahoma, then?
November 28th, 20102:04 am
MIBravesFan–Good to hear from you. Have not been around much, while having the full house. As it thins out, I thought I might check in. I always hate the transition back from a holiday to the quotidian. Always leaves me a bit forlorn. Started to creep in today and will truly take hold tomorrow.
November 28th, 20102:06 am
Tom, Not sure that I would exactly characterize it as comfortable in Oklahoma. More reconciled to no longer being in Chicago. In the last month, I have been to Las Vegas, Atlanta and Chicago. As long as I can continue to have excursions at that pace, then I will probably be okay here.
November 28th, 20102:07 am
Actually I didn’t have a house full and my parents are both gone – I went somewhere where I’m welcome, and I’m fortunate to have people that still care, just to be honest, Moe.
November 28th, 20102:10 am
MIBravesFan–To have a place where one is welcome and people who care is enough. I think it is sadly easy to lose those. Having those, one is very fortunate. Life is still good.
Oh, man, I just noticed it. I kind of double-clicked (not intentionally) my 1:59 post. Now I see that my “finger stuttering” produced an “Enter your comments here” post.
I’m just glad that VJ went to bed. He’d be all over that. However, he’ll see it in the morning.
After tonight, I may not be back until next March.
November 28th, 20102:12 am
Tom, Where will you disappear for the winter?
November 28th, 20102:13 am
Moe – totally true!
November 28th, 20102:14 am
So what you’re telling me is that you don’t necessarily miss Chicago, but you’re not necessarily comfortable in Oklahoma.
Oh yeah, I’ve got it now.
November 28th, 20102:15 am
November 28th, 2010
Oh, man, I just noticed it. I kind of double-clicked (not intentionally) my 1:59 post. Now I see that my “finger stuttering” produced an “Enter your comments here” post.
After tonight, I may not be back until next March.”
November 28th, 20102:17 am
Tom, I probably do miss Chicago but think it is pointless to do so. I made a decision, albeit some with regret, and so there is not point dwelling on it. However, as you said, I am not terribly comfortable in Oklahoma.
MIBravesFan–Hope the holiday has been good. I found this break that even with a full house, one can feel a keen sense of absence.
November 28th, 20102:18 am
My first thought was under my bed, Moe. I guess I should just face the music and get it over with. Maybe I’ll get extremely lucky and he won’t see it. (sure, Tom)
November 28th, 20102:20 am
If the bed does not work, where else? I once found that slinking away to the Balkans made many things disappear, at least for awhile. Although my greatest effort to make things go away rather failed. I once tried to hide away with pints of Ben and Jerry’s, beer, and old Bette Davis films. It rather surprisingly did not make the world disappear.
November 28th, 20102:24 am
Moe, just out of curiousity, you’ve been all over the world. If the salary was equal, where would you most like to live?
November 28th, 20102:28 am
Don’t worry. I’ve probably beat myself up so much about it, that he’ll feel sorry for me and let it go. He knows I’m embarrassed and remorseful.
November 28th, 20102:29 am
Tom, I have been to a few places here and there. Not all over the world. Anywhere? A place with mountains and water and a pace of life that is fine just creeping along. I certainly enjoy parts of India but through globalization, it is changing for the worse. Parts of sub-Saharan Africa (if politically stable can be quite nice.) I have always been curious about New Zealand. I really love the Canadian Rockies. Not sure, where I would want to be.
November 28th, 20102:33 am
Tom, I have been to a few places here and there. Not all over the world.
Well, maybe not compared to the space shuttle, but to us you have. At least to me.
OK, how about in the good ol’ USA?
November 28th, 20102:35 am
Moe, I promise I won’t bother you with any more questions tonight. That’s tonight!
November 28th, 20102:39 am
My favorite spots in the U.S.? I have always love northern New Mexico–from Santa Fe north. I used to spend part of every summer growing up outside of Santa Fe and loved it. Likewise, we spent part of the summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains outside of Asheville. I love that area. I have always liked Northern California. Probably the place I most enjoyed living was Cambridge, Massachusetts. When I lived there, I really liked going up to New Hampshire and Maine. These would all be towards the top of my list. I have a sister who lives in Vancouver. While that is not the U.S., it is close and one of my favorite cities.
November 28th, 20102:40 am
Tom, I just gave you a bit of an answer. I think I will begin to migrate towards bed. There are a pile of dishes in the sink, which I want to wash before heading to bed. If you are still around and not retreating to the underside of the bed, I hope to chat with you soon.
November 28th, 20102:44 am
Moe, so Cambridge, MA is at the top of your list? If you spent at least a year there, I should say at least a winter, then I’m really impressed that you chose the Northeast.
November 28th, 20102:46 am
You’re a very interesting man, Moe Berg. Thanks for the conversation. Good night.
November 28th, 20103:17 am
MIBravesfan wherever you are, sadly i was not. I had to be at work. Luckily I did get to listen to the radio broadcast. What a win! Now if Auburn can take care of there business we will go to our first BCS bowl in school history. Needless to say I was pretty pumped at work!
November 28th, 20103:21 am
I obviously meant “their” not “there” for all you grammar nazis out there. apologies
November 28th, 20106:48 am
BAS – Somehow, the words don’t work in a country song.
Entrainment of My Circadian Rhythm.
“Sitting in this jail in Meridian,
Hearing the passing train’s horn.
My mama’s crying is quotidian,
And her tatoo spells forlorn.”
Thanks anyway, Moe Berg.
November 28th, 20109:18 am
So now they go out and get arguably the worst middle infielder in the game because he has some pop? They also now have to move an infielder to left to accomodate this move?
Anders, you make it seem like Prado was a gold glover at second, which he certainly wasn’t. Uggla isn’t a good defensive second baseman, but I honestly could care less when he is crushing 30 homers a year. You just don’t usually get that at second, and Uggla gives that to you. Do you really think it wasn’t a good move? I sincerely hope that’s not the case. I can’t think of a more lopsided trade. One year of Dan Uggla was exactly what this team needed. Now, I’d rather them not sign him long term, but for one year? Great move.
November 28th, 20109:31 am
I hope they do sign him long term. Compare his offensive numbers against any of the elite 2B of the last fifty years. You might be surprised where he ranks. He’s consistent – hit at least 27 HR every year of his career and 30 four out of the five.
30 HR hitters are becoming an endangered species – only 18 of them in all of MLB last year. Lock Uggla up for four.
McFann O O
November 28th, 20109:38 am
Anders So now they go out and get arguably the worst middle infielder in the game because he has some pop?
November 28th, 20109:47 am
McFann-Yeah, they went out and got Castilla and have been regretting his contract ever since then. We’ll see what Anders has to say when the Mets get rid of Beltran, Reyes and Wright and start over – yet again.
November 28th, 20109:56 am
Lock Uggla up for four.
It wouldn’t be the end of the world, for sure. But I hope that four year deal includes the upcoming 2011 season. A four year extension would take him through his age 35 season and I worry about how much worse he will get defensively. Also, he’s probably right at his peak, and the next four seasons would most likely be in the decline phase. That decline would still be above average for a second baseman, offensively at least.
November 28th, 201010:01 am
Efrim – 35 or 36? Either way, I’m not anticipating that large a drop off and there won’t be any prohibitive contracts throughout that time frame – even signing Hanson and Heyward to buy out arb years and the like, since that won’t even need to be started until 2013 at the earliest.
Like I said – not that many hitting that many HR’s with the current crop of young pitching. And we need to realize that 36 isn’t 40 – Chipper won a Batting Championship at 36.
Actually, it’s only in 2012 that they might have to squeeze his contract into the greater scheme of things – in 2013 they lose about 40% of their payroll.
November 28th, 201010:03 am
I’d have a problem if they extended him past 36, though, for the amount they’ll need to pay him. He’s not Chipper, a franchise icon playing his entire career for the Braves and wouldn’t deserve the deal Chipper got to keep him a Brave. That was not a typical sitution.
November 28th, 201010:15 am
Hey, as long as Uggla cann turn DPs and the like, catch throws from the catchers, and hit around 30 home runs and drive in about 100 from the cleanup spot, I don’t care!
November 28th, 201010:26 am
McFann- Definitely – and he’s played in 154, 159, 146, 158 and 159 games in his five years. Sounds reliable to me.
November 28th, 201010:28 am
McFann- Another thing and I know you won’t like it, but……If they batted Mac cleanup with Uggla batting 5th? Think of all those great pitches Mac would see (and hit for doubles).
November 28th, 201010:30 am
Good morning, Lew, McFann and Efrim! (That seems to cover everyone)…
November 28th, 201010:35 am
Just some of the hardcore Braves’ fans here this morning.
November 28th, 201010:40 am
Uggla will also make everyone around him better. If Chipper’s healthy by opening day I would expect to see the top 5 of our order like this.
Looks very dangerous to me.
November 28th, 201010:46 am
No telling what having a decent SS next to him in the field might positively affect Uggla, too. He and Hanley never did get along and Hanley ain’t all that at short, either.
November 28th, 201010:59 am
Sounds very reliable…
Another thing and I know you won’t like it, but……If they batted Mac cleanup with Uggla batting 5th? Think of all those great pitches Mac would see (and hit for doubles).
Ergk…mrph…oh, dangit, Lew! You really know how to get to a person! That magical word…Doubles! Well, I…um…I think BMac would do better in the cleanup spot with some consistent threat behind him, that’s for sure.
But, IDK, just seems like Uggla’s the best choice for #4…30 homers, plus he cann play more games since he’s not playing the most demanding position. But perhaps I overrate the cleanup spot a bit…
Morning, V. Jim!
November 28th, 201011:00 am
November 28th, 201011:08 am
McFann-I knew Doubles would hit your buttons. I think I would have Chipper batting second, Heyward third, Uggs fourth and Mac fifth, but apparently Fredi has different ideas and wants to hit McLouth second (I hope constantly for a return to averageness) and Heyward batting sixth.
That might equal more hittable pitches for Mac (and those doubles) just as well as hitting in fronnt of UUgla.
One thing is certain, Uggla in the middle of the rder makes us a much better team right off the (excuse the pun) bat.
November 28th, 201011:16 am
That does look like a solid line-up, imagine how much better it might seem if we had a really fast lead off hitter too?
I don’t know who it would be (if Ellsbury is fit and could be got for somebody reasonable maybe him), but some speed on base would give the opposition another thing to worry about, how often do pitchers throw a bad pitch to a good hitter after he has thrown over to 1st 3 or 4 times.
Having a legitimate 4th outfielder would mean that CF, LF, and 3rd could be a revolving door giving Chipper regular rest throughout the season.
November 28th, 201011:27 am
No Ellsbury until he’s played a full year and shows his iinjuries aren’t chronic. Dude missed 143 games with broken ribs. Glavine pitched with broken ribs. Something doesn’t equate here. There has to be more going on than anyone is admitting.
November 28th, 201011:29 am
I’m really getting tired of hearing the phrases “If he can come back from injury” or “If he can come back to what he did two years ago” in relation to potential Braves’ acquisitions.
November 28th, 201012:06 pm
Due to the geographic center of this blog, I’m sure many of you denizens are Falcons fans.
I hope those of you who like Falcons’ head coach Mike Smith are bracing yourselves for today’s game. My Packers have put such a bad whuppin’ on the last two teams they played, that each team fired their head coach.
November 28th, 201012:12 pm
Tom – I heard someone make that comment earlier in the week – it should be a good game…
November 28th, 201012:21 pm
Signing Hinske or even an Xavier Nady would give us someone to play in LF until Chipper is ready or when he has a day off.
November 28th, 201012:22 pm
I’m just happy we actually get a good game this morning
And that I get to watch my 49ers play for once
November 28th, 201012:23 pm
If you heard it on here, it may have been BravePack.
November 28th, 201012:25 pm
I hope you are finally warm and dry. Oh, guess who the Packers are hosting next week? Grrrrrrr
November 28th, 201012:29 pm
Lew I knew Doubles would hit your buttons.
I’m such a pushover…
I think I would have Chipper batting second, Heyward third, Uggs fourth and Mac fifth, but apparently Fredi has different ideas
Yeah…I nearly passed out when he said McCann fourth and Uggla fifth. But I like what you posted right there. It sure will be int’resting to see what happens…
True, very true. [rubs hands together greedily]
Heck yes. And your pun is excused.
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