2:13 pm November 22, 2010, by Carroll Rogers
November 23rd, 20104:10 pm
heyward adding another 15 pounds? i dont think so. hes as good of shape as he can phyiscally be. being 6′5 and 240 is the best a guy like that be. he didnt slow down later in the season because he was tired, but because he slid head first oto 3rd base….
November 23rd, 20104:11 pm
Mr. TG Jeans – Very funny!
BTW, I have always wondered if you were related to Mr. (plain) Green Jeans, of Caprain Kangaroo fame.
“It seems that Hinske has dedicate himself to playing for every team in MLB. Strange way to see the world. He could have just joined the Navy.”
The Muppets perform ‘In the Navy’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTwq1_9VH68
The Village People perform ‘In the Navy’: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InBXu-iY7cw
November 23rd, 20104:15 pm
I was a little surprised Kerry Wood was offered arbitration. I have to imagine he will accept it.
November 23rd, 20104:18 pm
Moe Berg – My wife was in the Enloe High School ensemble with Randy Jones, the cowboy in the Village People. He’s actually a very nice guy, and he invested his money very well, without squandering it. Of course he is not as big of a celebrity from Raleigh as Josh Hamilton (or Clay Aken, amoung others, for that matter).
My biggest claim to fame, however, is that I was on the receiving end of a middle-finger salute by Rod Stewart in 1986, but that’s another story.
November 23rd, 20104:26 pm
raleigh,not many of us on the blog can lay claim to that.
November 23rd, 20104:30 pm
CB – Let’s just say he didn’t like the way I was driving, and let it go at that!
November 23rd, 20104:33 pm
Many would ask:
who the hell is Rod Stewart and what position did he play???
November 23rd, 20104:34 pm
.if you’re making $15 millionish (I forget the exact amount) people expect you to produce and stay healthy. jeffrey
at age 39? He already produces more than most players his age even when hurt.
They are just haters, there is no logic for haters, just excuses to hate.
Haters are all emotion and no logic. It a personality need for them.Whether it’s Chipper or Cox or some political or other sports figure, it’s really about the hater not the individual that he chooses to direct his hate at.
November 23rd, 20104:36 pm
I guess if Rod Stewart played a position it would be catcher right??
P-Town Brave ©
November 23rd, 20104:37 pm
Don’t you know Crazy…he came in on a downtown train with Maggie May…
He will always be known as forever young and you’ll always be in his heart…
CraZy – His stats aren’t as good as some, but he’s still playing at age 65. I personally think that he has improved quite a bit with age.
November 23rd, 20104:39 pm
Thats because he’s forever young
November 23rd, 20104:40 pm
True, but I have no opinion on wheather or not he is sexy.
November 23rd, 20104:41 pm
.if you’re making $15 millionish (I forget the exact amount) people expect you to produce and stay healthy.
what dose Malone’s personal fortune have to do with what LM spends? It ain’t his money being spent, and he made that from a company where the Braves are a drop in the bucket.
November 23rd, 20104:42 pm
Because at some point it is a red or green line on his company letterhead, and maybe he just cares about being in the bright bright green.
November 23rd, 20104:44 pm
I trust someone will save these comments to hurl back at me if I’m mistaken. I wish to describe Daniel Uggla to his new fans.
He plays all out with great effort. When he fails in a clutch situation heappears not to care but I came to understand that blank stare on the walk back to the dugout is a defense mechanism. The man DOES care.
Dan probably has the worst range of ANY MLB 2b. Even routine throws to first on balls hit right at him can be an adventure. He has absolutely no range going back for pop ups.He will infuriate you with his turn on the double play and some of the worst turns will come in the most crucial situations.
Dan must be watched over the course of a full 162 game season to realize just how over valued he is. People with far more time on their hands than myself will be able to document his paucity of hits in “game situations” 7th inning and later. If you are one down, tied or 1 up, you don’t want Daniel Uggla of Columbia, Tennessee at the dish.
He is the epitome of streak hitter, however, he has finally started to develop some patience at the plate increasing his OBP. What you will come to question themost is how he will persistently take the hanging breaking ball or hittable fastball at the belt early in counts ONLY to chase breaking balls 6 inches off the plate with a 2 strike count.
Daniel Uggla will have you infuriated bu the end of the year and you will look back at the 31, 32, 33 or 34 HR’s and try to recall the ones that turned games as opposed to the ones popping up in 9-2 lappers. Also remember Daniel is a pull hitter and even though many of his HR’s would go out anywhere,realize that Landshark,Pro Player Dolpin Stadium or whatever they are now calling it, has a very short porch in left field. In fact more than 90 feet off the line, the distance is no more than 360 feet.Daniel will not take the ball the opposite way and his CF power will be challenged in Turner as it was South Florida.
For the kicker, Daniel is an “old” 30, ask baseball men how fast guys go with Uggla type body types.
Many people think the Braves stole Uggla, I sincerely believe that after 1 year you will see this as a nothing deal that got 10 million off the books of the penurious Marlins.
November 23rd, 20104:46 pm
I detest haters. Every one of them should have both their hands chopped off and their tongues ripped out so we don’t have to put up with their venom.Oh and cut off their toes too, so they caint learn to write with a paint brush either.
Mr. Turnip-Green Jeans
November 23rd, 20104:47 pm
raleighbravefan “BTW, I have always wondered if you were related to Mr. (plain) Green Jeans, of Captain Kangaroo fame.”
Yep, but he was the black sheep of the family, and far from plain. He and the captain ran pirate ships up the Hudson between tapings, guns and knives bloating the pockets of his green overalls. Mr. (plain) Green Jeans wore bling like Deion away from the Kangaroo set. Sad to say, but MGJ was off-the-charts diabolical.
November 23rd, 20104:48 pm
Lou: Ugggla must have burned you big time in your fantasy league..
hope you’re wrong.
In 2009 Chipper had a .818 OPS that was considered one of his worst years of his career. Dan Uggla had a .813 OPS in 2009 his year was considered great!?!? I’m not hating on Dan just pointing out that even in Chipper’s worst years he’s still a productive player. Haters will hate he’s still a productive player!!
Lou, how’s your health holding up?
Apparently it is this fella name Prodo…Any info on him? Ease
ain’t he a hobbit?
By the way, by all accounts and all sightings at games, Daniel Uggla appears to be a great guy and someone you would want to date your daughter, and especially since he’smaking 10 million.
November 23rd, 20104:50 pm
Bat,health is better than ever. Nobody could “hate” Dan Uggla. I hate fantasy leagues.
November 23rd, 20104:51 pm
Glad to hear it Lou.
November 23rd, 20104:52 pm
All this hater talk gots me in da mood fo some Rap muzic on my ride back to da crib!!! Youze know what im sayin!!!
November 23rd, 20104:55 pm
Lou – Why don’t you tell us how you really feel.
November 23rd, 20104:57 pm
Lou Vales, Couldn’t tell which way you were going with that. Uggla plays with great effort, and he doesn’t seem to care, but yet he does. then you have nothing but bad things to say after that. hard to follow, my friend. or maybe i need some Starbucks or something.
lou vales. too bad i’m only 22 years or i would date him haha
seems to me that a lot of folks are forgetting how mediocre Hinske was the last 4 months averaging to about a 700 hitter. Not sure a two year contract is all that appropriate
November 23rd, 20104:58 pm
I don’t know that grand slam I keep seeing over and over against the Phillies seems pretty clutch to me. Seeing him tear apart the Braves for so many years does to. Being a great hitter at Turner may also refute some of what you said and I believe he also puts up big numbers against the Phillies as well. Seeing as the Phillies and Braves will be the only 2 teams fighting for the division again next year I think it bodes well for the Bravos. Oh yeah I’m pretty sure Phillies stadium has even a shorter porch than Marlins…that’ll work to. Nice try though.
By the way, Here’s a heads up on Fredo. Hope nobody ever has to be disciplined. And if you have a pitcher being squeezed, don’t expect Michael and Sonny’s younger brother to argue too much with the arbiter.
I’m real confused with some around here…
Uggla hasn’t played a game and yet many are already piling on…
Would you people rather have another year of Melky out in LF?!
November 23rd, 20104:59 pm
Daniel Uggla will have you infuriated bu the end of the year and you will look back at the 31, 32, 33 or 34 HR’s and try to recall the ones that turned games as opposed to the ones popping up in 9-2 lappers.
Sigh. The clutch factor.
I’m not sure what “stealing” a player is in your mind. I can’t think of a more lopsided trade in recent years. Bedard to Seattle? That’s probably a bit strong, but I don’t believe the Braves will miss Omar Infante and Mike Dunn when Uggla is pounding 30 homers.
November 23rd, 20105:01 pm
look back at the 31, 32, 33 or 34 HR’s and try to recall the ones that turned games as opposed to the ones popping up in 9-2 lappers.
He played for the Marlins not many opportunities to turn games there!!
Arguing balls and strikes never really did much for Bobby but get him thrown out of games so not a big deal Lou. Anything else you want to rip on the Braves about? I know its hard when your team gets fleeced.
November 23rd, 20105:02 pm
Yeah, Uggla’s not very clutch: .282/.951 with 2-out RISP, .294/.874 late-and-close, .279/.798 in high-leverage spots last year.
Yeah. Big choker. Right.
And if you have a pitcher being squeezed, don’t expect Michael and Sonny’s younger brother to argue too much with the arbiter.
I’ve seen this written about him before. I don’t really mind too much if my manager isn’t yelling at the ump. I will say that I am very interested to see what certain bloggers think of Fredi 20-30 games in.
November 23rd, 20105:03 pm
Looks quite a bit better than when people were discussing Tex in ATL in clutch situations.
Oh yeah: .307/.913 from the 7th on.
Not that that matters, of course.
Carroll, You have not seen players who appear disinterested but really aren’t?????? I’m saying that he NEVER changes facial expressions but he still cares more than 98%.I’m shocked you have not seen that in other players.
As I said the game situations with Daniel’s performances are readily available. Check for yourself. And also take a look at the fielding range. He makes Jeter look like Aparicio.
November 23rd, 20105:05 pm
Does everyone think its going to be all ho-hum?
Or do we feel as though aspects of the game will change with Fredi at the helm?
THAT is what I will base my feelings on.
November 23rd, 20105:07 pm
Lou the tool is back folks, rantin’ and snortin’ as ever
November 23rd, 20105:10 pm
Crazy, See I came in peace and I get ripped.
One FACT—-The penniless, fanless, still stadiumless, basically ownerless and who wplay in front of MAYBE 7,000 a night STILL have won more World Series in last 14 years as the Atlanta/Milwaukee Braves have won in last 53 years.In fact the Forlorn Fish have won more World CHAMPIONSHIPS in last 14 years as the Braves, Falcons, Hawks, Flames/Thrashers have won COMBINED since 1966.
Those are Clevelandesque numbers in their chilling reality.
Don’t go confusing us with facts, OK!
November 23rd, 20105:11 pm
he does lack range, but he hangs tough in the DP. that makes him scrappy which is a blog fetish
November 23rd, 20105:12 pm
Lou, you never came in peace in your live. You always have an agenda and you always rip someone or something…or both
November 23rd, 20105:14 pm
Uggla does appear to be fairly clutch hitter,but is he as clutch as David Eckstein? I think not.
November 23rd, 20105:15 pm
Another Eckstein citing…
November 23rd, 20105:16 pm
The gears were grinding in my car once, CB, and the mechanic said I needed a new Eckstein.
November 23rd, 20105:17 pm
Pal. Long time no read. Wha’ dup?
November 23rd, 20105:20 pm
November 23rd, 20105:21 pm
Scrappy! Now that’s what I like, a scrappy player.
How’s everybody? Getting ready to have our first big winter blizzard out my way. I can see the mountain out my office window, but that could change within the hour.
Hope you’re all nice and warm wherever you are……
I think I’d rather have a team like the Braves who are almost always in the playoffs and playing for the ring vs.the fish who are in the playoffs every five or six years if they’re lucky. If we’ve learned anything about the playoffs it’s that it takes a little luck to win or an umpire’s strike zone. By the way, I grew up an Indians fan, who has also won multiple titles.It’sstill more fun to have a team like the Braves.
November 23rd, 20105:24 pm
Hey Lou! Nice to hear your comments. It’s ok to have an opinion that hasn’t drank the kool-aid. We’ll see. I remember Dale Murphy did most of his hitting when the Braves were up or down by 7, which was probably most of his at-bats. It’s just an opinion. By the way, I’m stretching my memory, but seems like I remember our managing improving considerably when Bobby got thrown out and Fredi took over. Good point about the Marlins’ world championships. Too bad the general attitude about the Marlins is a crappy franchise and a crappy place to play. But that’s how their support is, I guess. Chicken, egg… opinion?
November 23rd, 20105:28 pm
my opinion is that the Chuck who sprang up out of nowhere all of a sudden is really another of Lou’s avatars. just an opinion like you say
Doesn’t that constitute Murph’s career with the Braves considered they sucked 9/10 of the time he was in Atlanta?!
Somehow 30/100 seems good to me whenever it is, ya know, considering 23/76 led our ENTIRE team last season!
Eric In Albany N.Y.
November 23rd, 20105:33 pm
i say the chicken.. no egg… witch one is the bad ownersip and what one is the fans? im confused i need some turkey!
No games. I’m guessing the season is over.
No games scheduled until TURKEY DAY.
Full slate, start times 7:30 EST.
Late starts for all games. Full slate. CF MATT YOUNG has taken over ther BA lead (.379) in the MEXICAN FALL LEAGUE
Two games on tap tonight. Due to start at 6:00 p.m. AST. Should be underway in the first. No info yet.
Full slate 7:30 p.m. starts.
November 23rd, 20105:34 pm
Off to see my grandson in his first basket-ball scrimmage game against a non-district rival. Later.
November 23rd, 20105:35 pm
Murph hit better in high leverage (important) situations than in medium or low leverage, though it was pretty even across the board. But hey, what are a few facts when compared to a good rip huh?
November 23rd, 20105:37 pm
I am a bit young to recall watching all of Murph’s games, but if I recall correctly, wasn’t he only on ONE winning team in Atlanta, thus making his argument pointless anyways?
November 23rd, 20105:48 pm
Isn’t selective memory a beautiful thing!
November 23rd, 20105:53 pm
casey sterm and jim bowden are having callers call in and tell who was the biggest turkey in the majors in 2010… someone called up and said it was brooks conrad
November 23rd, 20105:54 pm
oh thats on mlb radio on xm for anyone who cares
Hi everyone i just posted a youtube video talking about why it time for MLB have a salary cap .Please watch the video it 6 Min long and let me know if you agree with me or not
November 23rd, 20105:59 pm
Hell- If nothing else, he beat the Braves 4-5 times every year.
November 23rd, 20106:07 pm
i just watched it… i want that 6 min of my life back the guy made no point there are so many more levels to that topic and that guy just spouted off very small points to the entire topic. i think the game needs to consider ways to make the level of the playing field = instead of trying to make cash hand over fist the easy way and with new playoff and allstar game rules… go back to basics and make the game better and you can be sure the small market ballparks will fill up again… anyway it was a very bad video sorry man
November 23rd, 20106:11 pm
Dude, I’m speechless……………
I think he made the video himself.
November 23rd, 20106:13 pm
well thats why i dont make a video… cus i know how bad my posts are and how bad my points are here…. why would i make a video?
and why did he?
Bay Area Steve
November 23rd, 20106:16 pm
I’ll try to stay in line with the whole ‘if you’ve got nothing nice to say’ deal…
Lemme just say: Eric, if you got past the first 30 seconds, I’m not sure if that makes you patient, or an idiot.
November 23rd, 20106:22 pm
27 seconds was all it took for me to return back to my normal boring life.
And I say nothing more because I am Da Sensitive One!
I think if you can get past my accent the point that i made in the video are not bad point
yeah in 82P-Town , but it wasn’t pointless to those of us watching and hoping for a win, far from it.
He made my day many an evening with a winning hit. Not to sound pompous but there are a lot of folks who are baseball fans whether the teams has a winning season or not. That’s one of the things that drive me crazy about this board, if they ain’t blowing the other team away then it’s all a big waste to some.
November 23rd, 20106:24 pm
Anyone see the comments by Brian Cashman about Jeter’s contract talks? I say get the popcorn. The fun’s just started.
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GM’s In almost every other sport have to worry about the rules that every other team has to deal with they have to deal with how they did last year in where they place in the draft and they have to deal with who is on their team and what they need to make that team better. they also have the advantage of being favored when they have a guy become a free agent.
GM’s In baseball have to deal with bad farm systems bad rosters a dissadvantage when the players on their team comes up for free agentcy one or two teams setting the market price on basically all free agents. they also have farm systems that cause the teams future to take longer than other sports. im not sure about you guys out there but if u put yourself in any GM possition in sports would you rather be an NBA GM (not the lakers)… NFL GM (not the Patriots) & NHL any team… Or an MLB GM (not yankees or redsox)?
Sorry Guys Id Rather Be The NFL, NHL, NBA Guy, Cus all you have to do is a really good job!
November 23rd, 20106:26 pm
I’ll try to stay in line with the whole ‘if you’ve got nothing nice to say’ deal…
Uh, me too. 45 seconds, stunned is my excuse.
November 23rd, 20106:27 pm
Yanks are making themselves look bad IMO considering all the money they waste every year on pickups.
I’m not a huge fan of Jeter but from a PR standpoint it looks kinda churlish of the Yanks.
Bay Area Steve
it makes me an idiot!
Bay Area Steve again if you guys can get past my accent and just listen to what i said in the video not thinking omg what kind of a accent i have.But focus on what I said in the video .Which was not stupid thing or anything like that.If you focus on what the video was about.I think 99.9% would agree with what i said in my video
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November 23rd, 20106:32 pm
Transcribe it here, I’ll read it. Hell I bet it would not be more words than a moderate N8 post.
November 23rd, 20106:33 pm
So ok i take it you guys HATE the video that i just posted in here Was the reason for disliking my video A due to my Accent or B you guys disagrees with everything i said in the Video ??
Eric – I have no idea where you’re going with your last post. I don’t think I (or most other bloggerites) could even attempt to answer your question given my lack of knowledge concerning the business side of baseball – let alone the other sports you mention. The bad grammar and sentence structure of your post don’t help your cause either.
Anybody ever link on these guys like the dude at 6:28 ? I mean,really?
November 23rd, 20106:35 pm
people expect the yankees to spend money and its their fault this is true…
1) they owe jeter nothing… he has made lots of money (see also john smoltz)
2) the yankees tried last year to do some spending cuts if you want to call it that… they do have a limit and people dont understand that… they dont want to spend much more than $200M
3) bad contracts like Jorge and others have actually made it hard for the yankees to stay @ about $200M again this year
4) jeter is looking behind the plate and to his right and thinking.. “these guys are making good money into their 40’s” they are fan favs and so am i…. infact im more so a fan fav” and he is looking to get what the team made standard procedure.
i see both sides and i know why jeter wants to try to get as much as he can. but i think for the better of baseball i think the yankees need to pay him as reasonable as possible. pay him if u want him back but keep it reasonable… if jeter gets payed too much… believe it or not it will actually handcuff the team financially. as strange as that sounds.
November 23rd, 20106:37 pm
So i take it you guys don’t want a salary cap in Baseball.Because if they was a salary cap in baseball we would have have able to get a top FA just like everyone else in baseball .It would not have been just the Yankees Mets Rod Sex White Sox Cubs Angels Dodgers Philles Who are able to get who ever they want to
November 23rd, 20106:38 pm
they owe jeter nothing… he has made lots of money (see also john smoltz)
they owe their fans and the vast majority want Jeets back. , beside whatever bad press they get is really their own fault
November 23rd, 20106:39 pm
i’d say most do not want a salary cap
November 23rd, 20106:40 pm
Was that a Freudian slip?
November 23rd, 20106:42 pm
Almost too funny to be a real mistake?
November 23rd, 20106:43 pm
nolie you can put in the People who would want salary cap .Asap for the reason that I listed in my video
November 23rd, 20106:47 pm
So nolie you are saying most don’t do not want a salary cap.But the Question is why?????
the fact that the team listens to the fans who are crying about wanting to keep their players says they are not running the club the way they should…
they DO NOT OWE JETER A DIME… his contract is up…. was he under paid? NO!
Was he over paid? Who am i to judge? But the fact that the yankees/Jeter contract is up… means no they do not owe him anything!
Its not the end of the world if jeter goes away… bernie williams and many others have gone away before their time was up… some people didnt like it but the game went on… hell even ruth went to boston to play with our braves… and the yankees went on… there are other ways to win!
god forbid the spoiled yankee fans feel the effects of adversity… its bad enough they overpaid for a ballpark that looks the same as the 80 pluss year old ballpark they moved from cus their autistic fans dont like new enviornments… pardon me for that classless comment but its very true
November 23rd, 20106:48 pm
…rod sex,,,,,ooooh somebody is into S&M
November 23rd, 20106:50 pm
they are still making themselves look petty considering the way in which they normally conduct their business, I did not say that they would be better with Jeter.
November 23rd, 20106:52 pm
I agree with nolie about the fact that airing out their dirty laundry will come back to bite the NYY. I think the fans would rather side with Jeter than the organization. I am not sure Jeter will get a higher value elsewhere, so he will go back to the Yankees for something slightly higher than the current offer. Or the Yankees will sign Cliff Lee and make everyone happy.
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