5:46 pm January 25, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
January 29th, 201111:58 pm
I shoulda known
January 30th, 201112:01 am
January 30th, 201112:04 am
more “Ali” singing Derek Trucks
January 30th, 201112:07 am
Watching a 33-year old movie with Diana Rigg, which more than makes up for the less-than-perfect performance from Liz Taylor…
January 30th, 201112:09 am
January 30th, 201112:10 am
The falling snow curtained them about. There was no way to see anything at either side of the road. He was coughing again and the boy was shivering, the two of them side by side under the sheet of plastic, pushing the grocery cart through the snow. Finally he stopped. The boy was shaking uncontrollably.
We have to stop, he said.
It’s really cold.
Where are we?
I don’t know.
If we were going to die would you tell me?
I don’t know. We’re not going to die.
speaking of Rigg, ever see The Hospital with ger and George Scott? Great black comedy IMO
January 30th, 201112:12 am
The Road was a very good book. Since so much of it was internalized and minimalist it was hard for a movie to really nail it IMO, and the movie was only OK I thought.
January 30th, 201112:13 am
nolie – an excellent film…
January 30th, 201112:19 am
Don’t Bogart that Joint Country Joe & the fish
January 30th, 201112:22 am
aaah the good old days….
Money Pink Floyd.
January 30th, 201112:27 am
Country Joe & The Fish- Feel Like I’m Fixing To Die Rag
January 30th, 201112:28 am
Herschel Walker wind MMA fight.
January 30th, 201112:29 am
even better Herschel “wins” MMA fight
January 30th, 201112:31 am
Nolie, you a fan of Gladys Knight? She was pretty famous in your day.
January 30th, 201112:37 am
kl – time for some aviation talk? can’t let you wait several years to buy another one (and for me to upgrade to a Mooney)
January 30th, 201112:43 am
I agree, nolie.
Having watched the movie first, I saw it as a survival story first and foremost. The book as a morality narrative, but much of that is inferred. There was as scene in both, though I think the setting was different, where something bad had happened. After it was over the man said to the boy: “You’re not the one that has to worry about everything.” In the movie the boy yells at the man, though in the book he is distraught, ” Yes I am, I am the one”. It means a lot to the story.
January 30th, 201112:47 am
ray k., the supremely annoying Ashton Kutcher was in the critically panned — like just about all of his movies — but lucrative Dude, Where’s My Car? It made close to $50 mill, believe it or not.
Why he gets a plum role now in a movie opposite the fetching and talented Natalie Portman, I’m as clueless as you. And while we’re on the subject, why does Canon have him as the star of all its commercials, with that five-day stubble that looks like it’s painted on?
January 30th, 201112:54 am
Babysittin’ Blues Elisabeth Shue Albert Collins
one of my favorite movie moments of the 80s
January 30th, 201112:55 am
The Road brought to mind another survival story I read when I was young. Alas Babylon by Pat Frank. A teacher turned me onto to it, she thought I would love it and she was right. I read that book several times and could probably tell the story in great detail even now. Set in a much different time though, before the concept of nuclear winter and when some people thought a nuclear war was winnable.
Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come.
January 30th, 201112:56 am
Hello every one! Watching a civil War movie Glory……Maybe Ashton Kutcher should ask himself where he is?
DOB, never likes mainstream. kinda like a concious thing. i have to agree. several did not enjoy crazy heart.
i thought the dude was awesome. fallin like flyin.
really good movie.
January 30th, 201112:57 am
Bat you are my hero. Alas Babylon was one of my favorite novels of that genre.
January 30th, 201112:58 am
Ashton Kutcher movies are “Direct to Airlines” type – the ones we always seem to run into on long haul flights with no other choice. Once, in a 3 week span, I ran into his movie “Valentine’s day” on 3 different flights. Nightmare, I tell you! ( I wish that wonderful puking emoticon right about now)
January 30th, 20111:00 am
DOB – I’m not a big ashton fan but isn’t it Nikon cameras?
January 30th, 20111:03 am
Speaking of movies, has any one seen Babylon A.D.?The one with Vin Diesel. It’s a good one…..
January 30th, 20111:04 am
yeah it’s Nikon, Canon would have too much taste
January 30th, 20111:08 am
Well alright then, nolie.
I wonder if people still read it, if not they should. I’m due for a visit to the book store, may have to pick up a copy and read it again, it’s been awhile.
January 30th, 20111:09 am
How is the movie Glory, Ward?
January 30th, 20111:10 am
Have you seen Glory before, ward?
January 30th, 20111:11 am
Read that HBO has ordered a pilot for an Aaron Sorkin written show about cable news?
Would be awesome if it is true. I’m guessing it’ll more a little more serious that “Sports Night” but probably lighter than “The West Wing”.
January 30th, 20111:13 am
Do you buy used books, Bat? Hardback or paperback? AbeBooks.com is a site for bookstores from all over the world. I have found older books on there that I was unable to find elsewhere. Have bought books from around the world. I have been unhappy once in probably more than 500 or 600 purchases. I buy mostly hardback but some you can oly fing in paperback. Give it a look.
January 30th, 20111:15 am
nolie, so where do we stand on glaus? you loved him, i disliked him.
i thought he would not make memorial day and he did.
he barely made july 4th.
monster five weeks, and we probably dont win 91 without him.
January 30th, 20111:18 am
monster five weeks, and we probably dont win 91 without him Uga
I’d say thats where we stand. prolly not even close to 91 wins.
January 30th, 20111:20 am
i was the orginal francouer hater, got killed like robert on cox.
braveheart killed me, then again bravey loved chuck n duck.
that said macc, numbers are in reverse.
January 30th, 20111:21 am
You don’t think he cost us any games outside of those 5 weeks?
I like to buy hardback, but have bought some paperbacks the past couple of years. Trying to cut back some on expenses. Thanks for the link, might be just the thing, it’s bookmarked.
January 30th, 20111:24 am
nolie, honest question. are you concerned at all about macc’s drop in .ops?
his numbers against lh’s at home were not good.
he is a six hole hitter.
January 30th, 20111:27 am
to put this into perpective i really like maccc as six hole hitter.
he aint a four, or a five guy. not his fault.
January 30th, 20111:31 am
Be careful on whom reads your posts about Mac. You may get on the bad side of a certain blogger and unleash the wrath of her.
January 30th, 20111:33 am
Glory is a good movie,and i’ve seen it a bunch of times.It just ended a few minutes ago, and now I’m watching The History Channel. Prophets Of Doom. Real creepy stuff….
trey, thougt about that. no disrepect to mcfann. those be the numbers.
January 30th, 20111:34 am
uga-brave, I know. She will be lenient with you, if, which she probably will read your posts about McCann!
Lawyers,Guns, and Money
January 30th, 20111:38 am
herschel Walker beat that guy’s ass……still a warrior at his age………bet he could still tote the rock between the hedges
January 30th, 20111:46 am
trey, different generations. i really liked # 8.
javier hit a big bomb against the indians. he hit another aginst the cubs in series we won.
January 30th, 20111:48 am
lawyers, that was a hand picked opponent.
January 30th, 20111:51 am
I think McCann will have a great year! Now that Uggla is in the line up, and his batting average will go up…..
January 30th, 20111:53 am
have another toke
January 30th, 20111:56 am
Nolie: I have to admit that the Road made me think about what would happen.It scared the Hell out of me! Thats why I don’t care to see it again. I didn’t like it,because it made you think…..
January 30th, 20112:06 am
i dont like it when they try and make me think
January 30th, 20112:32 am
hag, that’s the great thing you can often get hardbacks pretty cheaply there. Just pay attention to the descriptions of both book and dustcover. If the dustcover means little to you books are almost always cheaper without one or with a less than perfect one.
I see that the HBs of Alas Babylon are very expensive. I guess it is in short supply and considered a classic by others too. But a lot of $1.00 paperbacks.
January 30th, 20112:36 am
at this point I’m not much worried about Mac Uga. Players have better and worse years. too early to know if it is a trend or an aberration. 5th or 6th either one IMO. Prefer him not hit clean up, but I have seen worse ones at times
January 30th, 20112:53 am
the wild card in this offense challenged team might be heyward.
he might just hit 30 plus bombs.
January 30th, 20112:57 am
he might, but I am hoping more for 300/400 type numbers with a reasonable number of homers.
I think the biggest wildcard is nate. If he bombs we are hurting some, if he comes back to 250/350 it will be a big help.
January 30th, 20113:02 am
Check out the new movie “Red” with Bruce Willis in it. It looks good. Nite all, and peace….
January 30th, 20113:03 am
nolie, i am with you on nate. we might me the only two, but i have always liked his game.
i think his range in center is overlooked. the arm may not be there but his speed is there.
January 30th, 20113:11 am
I think you like him more than I do Uga, but I agree that if he can come back it will help the team a lot. I’m not sure if I think he will or not.
I stick up for him here cause so many want to rewrite his entire career cause of the one terrible season, but since I have no real idea what caused it I have no way of knowing if he will bounce back and if so how much..
Certainly hope so though.
January 30th, 20113:14 am
well we will know in about eight weeks. if his spring stinks, it will somewhat obvious.
January 30th, 20113:18 am
watching road to perditon. a underated movie.
January 30th, 20113:19 am
aye, well here’s hopin’
January 30th, 20113:20 am
I liked it.
January 30th, 20113:25 am
Just thought I would drop in for a minute…..Nats designated Justin Maxwell for assignment. If things don’t work out. What about Justin Maxwell? He playes the out field 27 years old,but has a low batting average. Could be worth a shot! Just a thought…….Nite all,and peace…..
January 30th, 20113:26 am
January 30th, 20114:00 am
Frank from KS(now livin in CO)
January 30th, 20116:09 am
DOB – while he might be annoying, ya gotta give me some props….
he did snatch Demi Moore..(LOL)……
January 30th, 20118:15 am
Headline from MLB.com
Canizares, Yaquis win Mexican crown
Braves farmhand helps Obregon reach Caribbean Series
Obregon 5, Guasave 2
Marco Quevedo allowed a run on four hits over seven innings as the Yaquis won Game 7 of the Championship Series. Former Braves farmhand Iker Franco sparked a four-run fourth inning with a leadoff homer and Barbaro Canizares (Braves) delivered an RBI single as Obregon captured its second title in four years and clinched a spot in the Caribbean Series.
January 30th, 20118:56 am
Just wanted to talk on Bobby Cox. So all of you that are still haveing a problem with him even after hes retired. Its totally retarded and shows your lack of intellegence. He deserves more then that. you dont have a career like he has had and then have to listen to people that obviousily have been mislead.does hall of famer, many coach of the yr. awards. 15 straight division titles, nl champions, world series champs. he took our team from last to first. an this is how you get treated. what a joke!
January 30th, 20118:58 am
Yeah, we would like to rewrite Nate’s career – especially his time in Atlanta.
Actually, the one’s trying to re-write it are those who claim how great he’s been – except for the one season. Still think he hasn’t been much except for one season.
January 30th, 20119:07 am
And we aren’t talking about the same two seasons.
January 30th, 20119:39 am
Gregg Allman is on private sessions (A&E) this morning…..
January 30th, 20119:47 am
Lew —top of a.m. ……
Even if Nate’s bat were to come around,his defense is a liability…
Extremely poor arm…
January 30th, 201110:05 am
IVAN – Good morning. How do we know he has a weak arm if he won’t throw th ball?
I’ll keep sayin (and I truly mean it) that I hope Nate has a great comeback season – just get tired of cleaning the pee off my shoes from those claiming he’s misunderstood and with the exception of last year, he’s a top 10% player at his position. Just not sure how anyone who has played ONE full season since he came up years ago can be considered the top 10% at his position. If for nothing else, the fact he’s only played one year where he’s missed less than 25-30 games would deny him any such status.
Yeah, he might just come back, but he hasn’t had all that sterling a career and can’t figure why so many claim he has.
January 30th, 201110:13 am
I’m with you Lew, 100%.
January 30th, 201110:26 am
Besides – I’m counting on the fact that Schafer will be back this year – if not after having a great ST, sometime within the first half of the season. We may see Nate as the fourth outfielder -especially if Schafer has an excellent spring and Nate puts up numbers like he did last March.
January 30th, 201110:58 am
Good news about the pre-ST pitching camp starting tomorrow. Another welcome sign that Spring Training (if not yet spring, unfortunately) is close.
January 30th, 201112:01 pm
wow the ole blog is slow this morning,
January 30th, 201112:05 pm
A little Cash on Sunday, good for the soul: http://youtu.be/rgK-1mpSljI
January 30th, 201112:09 pm
The Coen Bros. “A Serious Man” is one of the best films I have ever seen ….. or is it?
Nova Scotia Steve
January 30th, 201112:27 pm
Anyone else kinda excited Camp Roger kicks off tomorrow? It’s one step closer to baseball folks?
New blog tomorrow DOB or are you on days off? Looks like quite a few of our regular pitchers that live around the Atlanta area will be attending the voluntary camp…I assume AJC will have some photos???
McFann O O
January 30th, 201112:30 pm
Uga-Brave that said macc, numbers are in reverse.
I wouldn’t say that. He had a down year in 2010 and his Doubles have gone down over the past two seasons, but I don’t think he’s in reverse at all. He had some eye problems, but that’s all in the past now (hopefully).
6th-hole hitter? Eh…perhaps, but definitely 5th-hole. I’d really appreciate it if he didn’t get stuck in the cleanup spot again this year (kinda getting burned out on complaining about batting order), but I guess if he does, he’ll have good protection in Uggla.
I’m with Ward—I think BMac’s gonna have a very good year…but then again I pretty much always do.
nolie too early to know if it is a trend or an aberration.
How true. I think if he has another sub-.270 AVG, sub-30 Doubles, sub-90 RBI season this year, we cann start to be a little more panicky…
January 30th, 201112:33 pm
Nova Scotia: Carroll’s going out early tomorrow, and we’ll probably have a columnist there, too. I’ve had a 9 a.m. dentist appt. scheduled for months, can’t be changed, but I’ll be out there by end of tomorrow’s session (gotta get things like dentist, physical, taxes, etc., done before spring training starts, particularly since I’ve got all 16 road games in first four weeks of the regular season).
I’ll be out there Tuesday a.m., probably wait to write a new blog on Tuesday after I get to see and talk to some guys.
January 30th, 201112:36 pm
Listen to the great Albert King play on his version of this blues gem (T-Bone Walker also did it superbly) http://youtu.be/YQqnAiIQTQQ
January 30th, 201112:42 pm
Right on DOB thanks a lot – look forward to it. And seeing some photo’s!
Speaking of taxes wouldn’t mind getting mine done ASAP – just need my forms from my employer – be nice to have some extra cash!
January 30th, 201112:44 pm
Nova Scotia: I got mine done last week, the day after my W2 arrived. Done it so many years now in late January, it’s like some sixth sense knowing when W2 and rest of my pertinent info will arrive in mail (but if that crippling snow/ice storm had hit a couple weeks later, things woulda sure been screwed).
January 30th, 201112:56 pm
I guess employers have until the end of February (legally) to give T4 slips – I believe that’s what they’re called up here…
Hoping it doesn’t take that long – since I live in the north – we get “Northern Living Pay” – Usually amounts to $1000 or $1,100 alone – something like $14 bucks a day – one of the perks of living in a remote area. Not to mention you can claim two trips outside of the Yukon up to $5,000.
Whitehorse is actually hosting “Hockey Day in Canada” on Feb 12. Ron McLean and Don Cherry and a bunch of other hockey stars like Wendle Clark, Doug Gilmore, Trevor Linden are all coming up…to celebrate hockey at the grass roots level. CBC Television will be broadcasting all day from Whitehorse and local rinks – should be really cool.
They are trying to get Wayne Gretzky as well – but even if he was confirmed – I think that would be a last minute announcement.
So hoping they get on it early and have our slips in a week or two.
January 30th, 201112:59 pm
So I guess what I’m saying is getting my taxes done would make celebrating Hockey that much more enjoyable – lol
January 30th, 20111:01 pm
Here’s an idea. Rank the top nine players who’s success (or lack of) will determine the Braves’ success this season. As in … if (fill in the blank) has a great season, the team will have a great season.
January 30th, 20111:12 pm
KImbrel should be at least number 3 on that list of players the Braves need to have a good season.
January 30th, 20111:15 pm
The Braves are going to need their big guns to have solid performances to have success. If Hudson, Hanson, Lowe, Jurrjens, Prado, Uggla, McCann, Heyward etc aren’t performing well.
We ain’t going anywhere. You need your best players to be your best players…Nate McLouth hitting 220 isn’t going to make or break our season. If he hits 250 or 260 tho it certainly wouldn’t hurt our chances.
January 30th, 20111:18 pm
That’s my point, I think.
Prado and McCann and Uggla are gonna do what they do …. it’s a decent season from McLouth or Chipper, a great season from Hudson, that will truly make the difference
Talk of taxes…Filed mine on 1-24,state refund hit my account on 1-27……
Purchased a toshiba 42inch hdtv this morning to watch braves games on this season…
January 30th, 20111:20 pm
That’s awesome Bravefan – I’m looking to get a new laptop to watch Brave games- through MLBTV.
January 30th, 20111:26 pm
just got in from church and found a PBS Special named The Capital of Baseball. It’s 2 and 1/2 hours long and is obviously about NY, but ah, what the heck, it’s baseball.
PBS 1 to 3:30.
January 30th, 20112:15 pm
Speaking of taxes that’s exactly what I’m doing right now, while enjoying St. Johns beating Duke at MSG.
January 30th, 20112:29 pm
Hard to believe: Duke’s getting crushed by St. John’s, 60-38 early in second half
January 30th, 20112:38 pm
Heat/Thunder has been a great game thus far…
January 30th, 20112:40 pm
. Hits depend a lot on defense and just pure luck. Shaun
as does everything in baseball. at leas it is not affected by what another pitcher does like ERA is. sigh
Well, some things in baseball depend a lot on defense and pure luck. Some things depend very little on outside factors. It’s not either/or. There are obviously different degrees of outside influence.
Also, Nolie, why are you assuming I like ERA any better than WHIP. I think the are both problematic. I prefer to look at all of these: K/9, BB/9, HR/9, groundball rate. You’ll never hear me defend ERA or WHIP as very reliable stats to look at to determine the best pitchers.
January 30th, 20112:50 pm
Get Out The WAYYY!!! (Boom) Pretty Boy Coming Through! Me and My Crew! We Swaggin In The Room!”
Whats Up All?
I haven’t been on here in a Gripp!!!
What have I missed?
January 30th, 20112:56 pm
Do You Write Articles for the Baseball Magazines? Word on the Street is that you wrote articles in previous years for the spring baseball Magazines…?
And No knock on your musical taste but my Yellow ass is Dumfuonded that you don mention a lot of pop/90’s/grundge rock? (Soundgarden, Slayer, Nirvana, Weezer Alice N Chains) or have I missed it?
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