5:46 pm January 25, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
January 25th, 20115:57 pm
Pendleton still employed???? what the heck?
Welcome back Chipper!
January 25th, 20115:58 pm
TP should do fine as a 1b coach. I can’t wait for the season to start!
January 25th, 20115:59 pm
BOOOO!! I like to scare you!
January 25th, 20116:01 pm
Just can’t get the warm and fuzzies with any story about TP. But thanks for the effort.
January 25th, 20116:05 pm
Thanks for the work CR.
January 25th, 20116:08 pm
Thanks for the blog.
McFann O O
January 25th, 20116:09 pm
Thanks for the new Blog, Ms. Rogers!
January 25th, 20116:10 pm
i’m glad TP is still around! everyone forgets about 91 and his leadership back in his playing days. The guy is loyal as hell and ra-ra guy which I think even the biggest critic on here can at least agree the braves could always use. He’s well respected and I’m glad that one of the guys that helped turn the braves around is still doing it for the ole ball club. Go Braves!!
From McLouth to TP… getting the yucky stories out of the way so you can focus on the good stuff come February?
January 25th, 20116:13 pm
Great drawing on Mr. Ed.
T for Texas
January 25th, 20116:14 pm
Nice blog, Carroll. I hope Bruce Froemming doesn’t throw Bobby out of the winter banquet.
Ooohhh, aaaaaa, horse is a horse, of course, of course
Umm, getting canned as hitting coach doesn’t “round out your resume,” regardless of whether it’s a termination or merely a demotion.
January 25th, 20116:15 pm
Sounds like TP got your respect with his remarks, (not saying he did not have it before) and with his remarks and yours, TP got my respect as well. Nice story, thanks for taking the chance in a tough situation.
I hope Bruce Froemming doesn’t throw Bobby out of the winter banquet.
OK, that made me laugh
Murph that was a hell of a theme song. Much better than Mr. Belvedere.
January 25th, 20116:17 pm
As long as he stays at the 1B coach position it’ll be fine >_>
I think he’ll do great as a 1B coach and maybe he can help some with their defense.
Coach (2011 and Fredi G. a GO!)
January 25th, 20116:18 pm
Jorge Cantu signed with the Padres today. Good for him because Cantu was never a fit for the Braves in 2011.
January 25th, 20116:22 pm
I dont dislike Cox as a person. What I dislike is him managing a team I root for – Robert
I don’t dislike Robert. I just dislike him commenting on a blog I like to read.
January 25th, 20116:24 pm
You obviously have a refined sense of humour, cab.
January 25th, 20116:26 pm
coach, that long rambling rehash of what your betters already know wasn’t worth reading the first time, but you were conceited enough to post it again like somebody here actually cares?
January 25th, 20116:27 pm
Thanks Trey and Murph!
that was a [heck] of a theme song. Much better than Mr. Belvedere.
Haha…I’ve never heard that one… but oddly enough, Alan Young (Wilbur Post) was in one of the Mr. Belvedere movies (Mr. Belvedere Goes to College).
Love the Mister Ed theme song.
Hervé Villechaize – Good to see you got past 007 to post here
January 25th, 20116:29 pm
And how ’bout this for a “work of art”?
January 25th, 20116:30 pm
That might be the first time my sense of humor has been called “refined”
maybe i missed it before – -but why was braves lifer glenn hubbard not retained in some capacity and whqt is he up to now?
January 25th, 20116:32 pm
When people don’t listen to you as a hitting coach you aren’t doing your job. Granted, some players just will not listen but from an outsider’s view it appeared he had trouble getting through to much of the team for years. Franceour and Andruw were headcases, no blame on TP there but not being able to help a guy like McClouth out? Not good. I also think a new hitting coach will help Heyward with his approach, that was my biggest gripe watching last year. J-Hey’s got all the talent in the world and whatever he was being told last year seemed to be messing him up. Just my opinion…
January 25th, 20116:33 pm
Thanks Bat. If I stick around to eat before driving back I’ll check it out. Wouldn’t it be nice just to spend the whole day at Captiva?! _ Carroll Rogers
Sure Carroll. I’ve spent a lot of days, and nights, there over the years, have not had a bad one yet.
January 25th, 20116:34 pm
Pendleton’s attitude is simply this – he’s lazy and he just wants a job in baseball – any job – and his comments about what he will miss prove it “Being in the cage with all the guys, like in spring training every morning talking baseball, talking hitting, laughing and clowning,”
Chris from the Rock
January 25th, 20116:40 pm
T for Texas, that’s funny stuff. Best one-liner on this blog in quite some time.
Braves fans who badmouth TP are morons. Without him ‘91 wouldn’t have happened and it’s not his fault that Jeff Francoeur has zero baseball sense. Golden Boy is blaming Citi Field now — soon he’ll exhaust all scapegoats.
January 25th, 20116:43 pm
Yeah, that’s foolproof evidence that Pendleton’s lazy.
Thanks for the new Blog, Carroll. Pendleton sounds like a guy with his head on straight. I’m not surprised.
I gotta say Jordan Schafer does not look nearly as goofy in profile and with out the cap. That’s something, right.
Robert is to Bobby Cox as I am to Terry Pendleton
I do not have many nice things to say about the guy. I’m not going to blame him for the Braves not winning multiple championships, but I do hold him at least accountable for the horrible years some hitters have had under his watchful eye.
Yes, I know, a coach can but only so much and then it’s up to the hitter, but in my mind there is something fundamentally wrong with TP’s approach or coaching style or coaching work ethic or something.
I don’t think he was as much to blame for hitters performing poorly, but he certainly wasn’t the part of any solution to correct the problems.
I loved watching him play, am glad he was a Brave, and am very thankful he’s no longer the hitting coach.
Makes you wonder what’s behind all the animus toward TP. Just sayin.
Dante, there is nothing wrong with Heyward’s approach. He’s gifted beyond belief. He just played hurt for about a month or so, that’s all.
January 25th, 20116:44 pm
Good to see you got past 007 to post here SteveMcP
007 was tough to get past. I’m hoping Danny DeVito will be 008 in the next James Bond movie.
Who is this McClouth person of whom you speak?
January 25th, 20116:45 pm
TP got a lot of crap being the hitting coach when the Braves scuffled. I made it known myself that he needed to be removed from that position. Theres nothing wrong w/ him as a coach and may flourish as a first base coach. Being a hitting instructor for 9 years is a long time. Especially in the same organization. I’m sure for many the instruction was just repetitive. Theres a new voice in there now with new ideas which is what needed to be done.
January 25th, 20116:48 pm
Murph, except the two share the same first name.
January 25th, 20116:49 pm
Terry took way too much undeserved grief here, but a change after all these years is perhaps a good idea
January 25th, 20116:50 pm
What year did TP become Braves batting coach?
This seems to address some of what you said yesterday about your carnival kids.
January 25th, 20116:51 pm
But props to Jeffrey who always has good one liners, as do a few others here. Just sayin’
January 25th, 20116:52 pm
My multiple blog personality is getting the best of me again. BOW DOWN MINIONS!!!!!
J-Hey’s got all the talent in the world and whatever he was being told last year seemed to be messing him up. Just my opinion… _ Dante
I’m doing with, ( and Dante may burn me for this) whatever problems Heyward had last year they were mostly due to his thumb injury.
January 25th, 20116:54 pm
Do you mean that other people than yourself have multiple personalities Little?
Nobody realized just how long Bobby Cox had been in Atlanta until his desk was cleaned out, and movie tickets for Gone with the Wind were found.
Boy do I hate egg salad. One time, at a dinner party, I served egg salad first, and this one guy outside watching the dinner party got so mad, and said that serving egg salad first was the stupidest thing you could ever do.
January 25th, 20116:56 pm
Hey! _ Jeffery
Credit where credit is due, jeffery. Great line T for Texas. Kudos
January 25th, 20116:57 pm
Don’t go all “syco” about it Little no matter what you think you are imagining.
January 25th, 20116:58 pm
I sure appreciate the off-season blogs. It’s a long, long time between October and April. And cold. Very cold. Y’all make it much better.
January 25th, 20116:59 pm
Very funny Bobby Junior
I completely agree Big Jake…come of these guys have been hitting for over 20 years. There’s only so much TP can do. There’s only so much any hitting coach can do.
Here’s the Braves’ rankings in runs scored and average under TP’s tenure. Looks to me to be pretty above-average.
2002 – 10th in runs, 9th in average
2003 – 1st in runs, 1st in average
2004 – 5th in runs, 5th in average
2005 – 4th in runs, 6th in average
2006 – 2nd in runs, 2nd in average
2007 – 3rd in runs, 4th in average
2008 – 6th in runs, 3rd in average
2009 – 6th in runs, 4th in average
2010 – 5th in runs, 6th in average
Oh, I didn’t mean to take away any sheen from T for Texas at all.
January 25th, 20117:01 pm
CR – Do you know which Braves besides Heyward will be in Birmingham tomorrow?
January 25th, 20117:02 pm
Snot – just so there’s not any confusion, I know I said I majored in history, but I’m actually working in the math section of the carnival now. There wasn’t a high demand for social studies carnies, so I got math certification which qualifies me to run the more in-depth and technical rides. And at my carnival (and in a lot of the state) we’re not doing so hot.
January 25th, 20117:04 pm
Oh, and thanks for the blog Carroll….great work as always
Murph………………sic a deer on him.
January 25th, 20117:05 pm
If TP was such a great hitting coach, why did he lose his job?
I was a little disappointed that the Braves made no effort to sign Cantu.
I don’t think he was a necessity, but I think he might have been an asset.
January 25th, 20117:07 pm
I don’t control the deer, I coexist with them. For now.
Speaking of which, anyone seen ward?
I’m not sure that anybody said that he was a “great” hitting coach.
Because he was solely responsible for the demise of Francoeur, Schafer, KJ, and McLouth, and had nothing at all to do with McCann, Prado, Chipper, Infante, or Heyward’s success.
January 25th, 20117:09 pm
I don’t think TP was a terrible hitting coach but I don’t think thats where hes most valuable as a coach. 9 years as a hitting coach with the same team, lessons can get repetitive. It was time for a new voice.
I read the end of the last blog’s comments and my conclusion was, somewhere in Montana ward still has a pulse, weak though it may be.
January 25th, 20117:10 pm
Sorry, if TP was an “above-average” hitting coach, why is he now relegated to holding shin guards and pointing towards 2nd base few times a game?
January 25th, 20117:11 pm
Hopefully, the next time Robert shows up on the blog, y’all will give him a chance… if you want to see ward post again.
Don’t push me, I’m on edge as it is.
January 25th, 20117:12 pm
I agree. Especially for what Cantu signed for. He wouldn’t of been a detriment to this team by any means. Would of gave us a RH bat off the bench that has some pop and had success in the NL East. I think he would of been well worth the sign.
I really don’t think the hitting coach has nearly as a big of an influence as some would like to believe.
January 25th, 20117:15 pm
That’s quite a transition man. And I’ve heard there is a lot more need/demand for your types these days. Must be tough. Hope it gets better soon.
January 25th, 20117:16 pm
Yes he would P’Cola, especially if Chipper gets hurt much as everybody here seems to think will happen.
This year is the first year they’re administering the Georgia HS Graduation Test under the new GPS standards….they’re anticipating it going horribly.
January 25th, 20117:17 pm
It might help if they made you the stand up comic jeffrey. You could invite some of the funnier posters to be guest comics.
January 25th, 20117:19 pm
I have to go to work. Will talk again another time. Take care.
January 25th, 20117:20 pm
One of my students says I should do stand up, but that would go horribly. My jokes/zingers are usually reactionary, so I’d just be standing at the mic, waiting for something to happen or someone to say something.
Snot’s going to take us all on a field trip to the carnival. I’m excited.
January 25th, 20117:21 pm
“Boy do I hate egg salad. One time, at a dinner party, I served egg salad first, and this one guy outside watching the dinner party got so mad, and said that serving egg salad first was the stupidest thing you could ever do.”
I always thought that was Paris Hilton.
Did Trey just get his first funny one-liner?
January 25th, 20117:22 pm
Shoot, you guys are gonna go to a carnival, see a fat hairy grump running the ferris wheel and forever think that’s me.
January 25th, 20117:24 pm
TP seems like a nice guy, but didn’t like him at the hitting coach
January 25th, 20117:26 pm
Impossible to do, Jeffrey, as I am clad head to toe in an outfit of gold lamay and sequens.
UGA game, jeffrey. Watching?
You know what I just realized? If we win the World Series this year, we’re going to have to deal with guys like Robert beating their chests about how it’s proof that Bobby was the worst thing to ever happen to baseball.
He zings another one
January 25th, 20117:27 pm
I sure am, Soph.
“Did Trey just get his first funny one-liner?”
Don’t get too used to it, Jeffrey, it was a one-time thing.
Actually the fat hairy grump is my cousin. Our family is very sensitive about him.
January 25th, 20117:28 pm
Well, jeffery you have my admiration. I’ve know quite a few people that worked at the carnival, metaphorically speaking, and it was rough on them. I have one friend that teaches remedial English at a small college and reading her students papers damn near breaks her heart.
January 25th, 20117:30 pm
There aren’t many FA left who could make a difference on this team. The only ones I see that could add any value are:
Eric In Albany N.Y.
January 25th, 20117:32 pm
keep terry and ditch hubbard? i may be wrong about this didnt hubbard turn kelly johnson into a 2nd baseman? and isnt TP going to be the infield coach?
could be wrong, but may have kept the wrong guy. but terry was an infielder. im sure he could help. who knows.
I have one friend that teaches remedial English at a small college carnival
There we go. Seriously though, I didn’t know they had remedial English in college.
I mostly have “repeaters” (still at the bottom of the totem pole) and I have to teach these guys how to graph a hyperbola when they can’t add integers. And now there’s talk about having performance-based carnie-ing? I don’t think so.
January 25th, 20117:33 pm
I meant to imply that I’m still at the bottom of the totem pole. Not the carnival-goers
Jimmy Beam, you are my friend
January 25th, 20117:34 pm
jeffrey d (6:59) — LOL. Were those TP stats for all MLB or just for the NL East?
January 25th, 20117:35 pm
It’s the NL, Jimmy Beam, so that’s out of 16
January 25th, 20117:36 pm
P’cola brave…. I love and HATE the Lastings Milledge idea all at the same time… He could keep striking out and get hurt or turn into another Marquis Grissom…. It puzzles me… What do you think Carol or DOB??
January 25th, 20117:37 pm
Well, jeffery you have my admiration. I’ve know quite a few people that worked at the carnival,
I second Bat’s sentiment here. My oldest nephew is a first year carnie in Kansas. His stories from work are “a spectacle.” I shared the carnival analogy with him, and it got many laughs, followed by a deep sigh of resignation.
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