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Hillbilly

January 26th, 2011
2:19 pm

This is like calling a “30 yr old aceto balsamic” salad dressing.

Great memory, digging that one up, SB.

Robert

January 26th, 2011
2:22 pm

“Robert, the Braves – with Bobby Cox as their manager – won 104 games in 1993. I know, I know….he didn’t win the World Series, so that means he’s a horrible manager”

jeff – The 1993 Braves were loaded with talent. Over the course of a 162 game regular season, the talent differential between them and their opposition worked out to the laws of averages – meaning they won a lot of games

In the playoffs, that Braves team couldnt count on pure talent differential alone to get them by. They played a Phillies team that was in their zip code in talent, though clearly far inferior

At that point, they needed a strategist. They didnt need Cox during 162 games with half of them against the likes of that year’s 59 win Mets team. When they needed Cox, he let them down

They won 104 regular season games despite Cox.

Bay Area Steve

January 26th, 2011
2:23 pm

It continues to amaze me how many of my favorite contributors will call a guy an idiot, admit that he should be ignored, acknowledge that by responding it only encourages him, yet five minutes, five hours, five days, five months, five years later, are still arguing with the guy…

Snotboogie

January 26th, 2011
2:24 pm

Thanks Hillbilly. :-)

ward

January 26th, 2011
2:24 pm

I was thinking about Cantu, and if we don’t get him this year.There is a chance next year if Chipper decides to retire. He might not be a bad idea, and then he could play full time…….He did have that one good year with Fredi……..

tiger297

January 26th, 2011
2:24 pm

if I say McFann will he know who I’m talking about?

keylargo – what do you fly? I wish I had something that could make it to the Caymans without stopping. Technically I think I could do it by island hopping but that would take most of my vacation time.

Frank from KS(now livin in CO)

January 26th, 2011
2:25 pm

Hey Donkey Jr…errrr….Robert

Have you ever taken into account that the reason the Braves LOST in the playoffs in 93, is because they were physically and mentally drained (moreso than any other playoff series) bc of the regular season race with the Giants?

Oh no, not the ever so great king, Robert…he would just want to blame it ALLLLLLL on Bobby that they lost the playoffs to the Phils.

jeffrey d

January 26th, 2011
2:26 pm

So if Cox wasn’t manager in 1993, how many games do you think the Braves would’ve won, Robert?

Bay Area Steve

January 26th, 2011
2:27 pm

CB,

A most excellent idea. Perhaps we can meet up with mitchie as well, and commiserate about Dentz… And, watch some ball, of course.

Snotboogie

January 26th, 2011
2:29 pm

I think we should all go back to vilifying egg-salad.
Egg-salad stinks.

(I am agreeing with BAS but not openly saying it, because then there would be suspicion that we are both the same person)

DAP

January 26th, 2011
2:33 pm

daniel buck How big a bat would you like.. Compare to our left fielder… or right fielder for that matter in 2010 DAP.

id like a guy who would OPS over .775, personally. our LF OPSed .809 last year, and our RF OPSed .849. and oh yeah, both those guys made the minimum, not $16mil.

michael young may have had a good year in 2009, but he didnt in 2010, hes 34, and gets paid like one of the top players in MLB. stay away from him unless the rangers are paying his salary.

Bat Masterson

January 26th, 2011
2:34 pm

Last I checked it your boy Cox who admitted that he dreams of 162-0 _ Robert

I dream about making crazy wild, ongoing monkey love with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Robert. That does not stop me from picking up the cute barmaid at Stinky’s Fish Camp.

“With a name like Stinky’s we better be good.” They are, very.

jeffrey d

January 26th, 2011
2:35 pm

One time, I served some egg salad people said it was really good. But the later it got, the egg salad started to spoil. Then, this girl I really liked tried some at the very end of the party, and it had gone so bad that she threw up, and it spoiled the party for me.

I absolutely hate egg salad.

Bay Area Steve

January 26th, 2011
2:36 pm

Yeah,

jd is a damn fool with that egg-salad. No wonder he works at a carnival. Guy probably even uses Miracle Whip instead of mayonnaise.

Hillbilly

January 26th, 2011
2:36 pm

BAS @ 2:23,

Glad to hear you say this. I thought I was the only one. The repeated attempts to condemn him are almost as maddening as the intricate pieces of crap that formulate such attempts.

Bat Masterson

January 26th, 2011
2:36 pm

Bat, are you denying that Cox made the comment that he dreams of going 162-0? _ Robert

My last comment was in reply to this one.

daniel buck

January 26th, 2011
2:37 pm

22 hrs and 90+rbi’s… And like I said if we dumped Lowe’s salary it would be worth it

richbrave

January 26th, 2011
2:37 pm

ROBERT is senile. Notice how he reverts to the same old arguments over and over? BOOBY COX et.al.

BOBBY’s gone BOBBIE-boy. Get over yourself.

Bay Area Steve

January 26th, 2011
2:38 pm

Egg salad sammich = boring. Egg salad with a kick, served in the egg white = Considerably better.

E-6

January 26th, 2011
2:40 pm

Lew and others, thanks for your input. Had to run out to a meeting and just getting caught up. Guess the answer to whatever happened with Hub is no one knows.

richbrave

January 26th, 2011
2:40 pm

At that point, they needed a strategist. They didnt need Cox during 162 games with half of them against the likes of that year’s 59 win Mets team. When they needed Cox, he let them down

ROBERT:

You’re not inferring that the BRAVES and the METS were in the same division of the N.L. back then are you?

richbrave

January 26th, 2011
2:41 pm

Robert

January 26th, 2011
2:47 pm

If Cox was such a good manager, he would have known that he had to tell the Braves players to get more hits and score more runs in the playoffs. How did he expect to win without hitting and scoring? This isn’t rocket surgery folks.

ward

January 26th, 2011
2:47 pm

Come on guy’s! I might not agree with Robert on what he say’s,but every one is entittled to their opinion, and we don’t want to be too rude on the blog. Yes, he does bring up Bobby a lot, but let’s hold off on the bashing. It doesn’t get you any where.Bash the Phillies…….

joey

January 26th, 2011
2:49 pm

plz trade for chris young with the rangers put him at first for a year then let him replace chipper keep prado in left problem solve

Arkansas Transplant

January 26th, 2011
2:50 pm

I think we should just bite the big one and sign Carl Rose.

Danga

January 26th, 2011
2:51 pm

If Cox was such a good manager, he would have known that he had to tell the Braves players to get more hits and score more runs in the playoffs.

Is that how it works? Manager speaks, things happen. Grown men who have been playing the game their whole lives don’t understand that in order to win you have to score more runs than the opponent. This is perhaps the lamest assertion I’ve ever read here.

Bat Masterson

January 26th, 2011
2:52 pm

Of course you would say that ward. After all, you’re the one Murph has offered up to the gods as a sacrifice to cure Robert’s addiction.

RC

January 26th, 2011
2:52 pm

I think we should just bite the big one and sign Carl Rose.

You couldn’t afford him.

Bat Masterson

January 26th, 2011
2:53 pm

Faux Robert, Danga.

Robert

January 26th, 2011
2:53 pm

“I dream about making crazy wild, ongoing monkey love with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Robert.”

Bat – If you spend your day dreaming about CZJ instead of doing your job, what happens? Some soccer mom gets a cold burger or soggy fries?

Cox was in a position of responsibility

Arkansas Transplant

January 26th, 2011
2:53 pm

Your probably right.

Danga

January 26th, 2011
2:55 pm

Thanks Bat. Fall for those cats every time. ;)

Bigwheel

January 26th, 2011
2:55 pm

Ward, this guy needs to shut his mouth…

ward

January 26th, 2011
2:55 pm

I know Lucas can play second, but why not play him at short during Spring Training.Then you have a back up second baseman, and shortstop……

Danga

January 26th, 2011
2:55 pm

I thought Robert finally had gone off the deep end.

ward

January 26th, 2011
2:56 pm

Yeah, but compassion ………

Danga

January 26th, 2011
2:57 pm

but why not play him at short during Spring Training

I’m not sure it works that way, ward. I don’t know about this kid your talking about, but having the skills to play 2nd does not necessarily mean you have the skills to play SS. I would think it would take more than a few spring training games get used to playing there as well.

Danga

January 26th, 2011
2:58 pm

Robert doesn’t want anyone’s compassion. He loves this topic.

Robert

January 26th, 2011
2:59 pm

I forgot

1a. Cox jams his left hoof up his right nostril to mine turds and hasten his thinking process

Murph

January 26th, 2011
2:59 pm

Of course you would say that ward. After all, you’re the one Murph has offered up to the gods as a sacrifice to cure Robert’s addiction.

Sssshhhhh

Research notes: January 26, 2011

A day in and so far I’ve seen little success. I was very encouraged yesterday afternoon, thought we had turned a corner with Robert and were moving forward. Major regression this morning. Am going to have to start the insulin shock therapy by Friday if the trend continues.

On a brighter side, ward seems to have no idea that his very life hangs in the balance. I do believe deep down it’s for the best, although the blog’s members seem reticent and almost fated to the idea of ward’s demise.

Continuing forward. Tired, but not giving up.

Soph

January 26th, 2011
2:59 pm

ward’s alive.

Danga

January 26th, 2011
3:00 pm

Ward isn’t real. Therefore, he can’t have a demise.

ward

January 26th, 2011
3:00 pm

A couple of nights a go some one bashed Nolie just for having an opinion. Talk about it,but don’t bash people for their own ideas…..Yes, I under stand about Robert, but he does have his views. Yes, I don’t like them,but we can talk in a calmer way…..Bash the Phillies…..

Robert

January 26th, 2011
3:00 pm

I have to know

Why ward?

flange1

January 26th, 2011
3:00 pm

Compassion?

On this blog?

HA!

Bigwheel

January 26th, 2011
3:01 pm

Hes retired. Its all wogwash…. Hell never manage a braves game again

Bat Masterson

January 26th, 2011
3:01 pm

Bat – If you spend your day dreaming about CZJ instead of doing your job, what happens? Some soccer mom gets a cold burger or soggy fries?

Cox was in a position of responsibility

I perfectly happy here at Mickey D’s now that they let me sit here and play on the internet all day.

You’re in a position of responsibility too, Robert. ward’s fate is in your hands, do you care, what are you willing to give up to save him?

raleighbravefan

January 26th, 2011
3:02 pm

Oh I see. All Cox had to do is tell them to score more runs? Gee, no one thought of that. I’ll bet a good manager would have told them that, and poof – by magic – all of a sudden it would be so. But since he didn’t think about it, the stupid players didn’t know/realize they needed to score some runs!
That’s got to be the dumbest thing anyone ever said on this blog – and that’s saying a lot!

Danga

January 26th, 2011
3:03 pm

He’ll never manage a braves game again”

You’d never know that around here.

Robert

January 26th, 2011
3:03 pm

“You’re in a position of responsibility too, Robert. ward’s fate is in your hands, do you care, what are you willing to give up to save him?”

well ward seems like a nice enough guy

Bigwheel

January 26th, 2011
3:04 pm

Danga.. Derek forreal!!! Derek f’n forrreal!

Shaun

January 26th, 2011
3:05 pm

The 1993 Braves were loaded with talent. Over the course of a 162 game regular season, the talent differential between them and their opposition worked out to the laws of averages – meaning they won a lot of games

In the playoffs, that Braves team couldnt count on pure talent differential alone to get them by. They played a Phillies team that was in their zip code in talent, though clearly far inferior

At that point, they needed a strategist. They didnt need Cox during 162 games with half of them against the likes of that year’s 59 win Mets team. When they needed Cox, he let them down

They won 104 regular season games despite Cox.

I wonder if you can point to any specific examples of Cox being significantly worse strategically than Fergosi in the 1993 playoffs. Or are you just assuming, based on your built-in biases, that Cox’s strategy is what led to the Braves losing the 1993 NLCS. In other words, your arguments need to stand up to scrutiny. You can’t just make statements and expect everyone to bow to them, especially when all the evidence contradicts the claim.

Murph

January 26th, 2011
3:05 pm

I have to know

Why ward?

It’s all about motivation. ward is a gift, much like sweet baby Jesus was a gift. I cherish him, therefore I look to him as my motivation. A life without ward is not a life worth living.

ward

January 26th, 2011
3:05 pm

Robert: We need talk ,and debate with out ripping each others heads off……

Robert

January 26th, 2011
3:07 pm

“Oh I see. All Cox had to do is tell them to score more runs? ”

Basically, that’s what Cox did. Stood there in the dugout picking his nose and shouting “let’s go Frenchy, way to get em Chippey, good eye Jasey” – that is, when he wasnt busy turning various shades of red and blue fussing about the umpire’s strike zone

When what Cox SHOULD have been doing is little basic stuff

Let’s make sure my worst defensive player isnt fielding ground balls in the 9th inning of a playoff game

Let’s be sure I dont put Reitsma into a game unless we are already losing by at 14 runs

Let’s be sure that my number one pinch hitter isnt a guy hitting .050

Let’s make sure I’m not using a guy in a 14 for 140 slump as my cleanup hitter

raleighbravefan

January 26th, 2011
3:07 pm

Ward may be a lot of things, but he’s no “sweet baby Jesus”.

Jeff R

January 26th, 2011
3:08 pm

Err, Pendleton’s had a good gig with the Braves. Why would he complain about moving to the first base coaching job? Now, Glenn Hubbard – well, Glenn might have a gripe. Has Hubbard landed anywhere yet?

Danga

January 26th, 2011
3:08 pm

No matter how much we discuss this around here, Bobby will go down in history as one of the greatest managers in baseball history. Did I agree with all of his moves? Well, no. Would I have preferred to win a few more WS? Well sure. From what I can tell, managers are measured by wins and by respect around the league. Bobby has lots of both. He’ll be in the Hall of Fame. He managed some great teams. He provided some highlights on his own as well. I personally enjoyed the ride and don’t see much point in rehashing this topic every single day.

ward

January 26th, 2011
3:08 pm

Murph: I read on what happened to you the other day, and it’s your opinion, and how you feel too…..I respect all opinions, and even I been working to talk in a calmer way….

Bigwheel

January 26th, 2011
3:09 pm

Who gets traded when julio has nothing left to prove in gwinnett?? Im thinking d lowe to yanks, they absorb the entire contract, thus giving us the funds to carry JJ and t hanson arb. Years…

Murph

January 26th, 2011
3:09 pm

Ward may be a lot of things, but he’s no “sweet baby Jesus”.

Erroneous!

When

January 26th, 2011
3:09 pm

When is Wagner coming off the 40 man roster?

gd from nz

January 26th, 2011
3:09 pm

can someone enlighten me, as someone who doesn’t know all the ins and outs of baseball, what the primary responsibilities of a first base coach actually are?

Surely there is more to it than saying “right don’t get picked off, get ready for the signs from the dugout, and good job for getting on base”??

Crime Dog

January 26th, 2011
3:10 pm

Oh good. Bobert found something new to talk about.

ward

January 26th, 2011
3:10 pm

I don’t agree with Pendleton at first either. I think it’s a dry idea. I would like to see Otis Nixon,or Jerry Roster, some one who Knows base running….

Arkansas Transplant

January 26th, 2011
3:11 pm

what we should have done from the beginning is… signed Berkman to play lf and traded Prado/beachy/Hoover or the likes there of for Colby Rasmus. We could have then had discussions about signing Cantu to back Chipper up.

Crime Dog

January 26th, 2011
3:11 pm

Surely there is more to it than saying “right don’t get picked off, get ready for the signs from the dugout, and good job for getting on base”??

You forgot butt slaps.

Bat Masterson

January 26th, 2011
3:11 pm

A couple of nights a go some one bashed Nolie just for having an opinion. ward

I remember that, called him a Phillie Fan, too if I recall. Who was that? …… oh yeah….some guy named ward.

raleighbravefan

January 26th, 2011
3:11 pm

Robert – What SPECIFICALLY did Cox do to blow the 1993 series, and how is that different from the 104 games they did win? You are saying they won 104 games in spite of him, but they lost the series because of him. do you realize how rediculous that sounds?

Robert

January 26th, 2011
3:12 pm

“I wonder if you can point to any specific examples of Cox being significantly worse strategically than Fergosi in the 1993 playoffs”

Shaun, in the past I have given you many examples of Cox’s playoff miscues.

Your standard response has been to claim that since the Braves starting rotation wssnt Sandy Koufax, Bob Feller, Randy Johnson and Nolan Ryan we couldnt expect to win anything in the postseason

Danga

January 26th, 2011
3:14 pm

Your standard response

It isn’t like your standard response has become more nuanced here recently. Can we all agree that we are talking past each other and drop this nonsense? It simply isn’t relevant anymore.

Arkansas Transplant

January 26th, 2011
3:15 pm

coulda, woulda, shoulda is all I have to say about that.

ward

January 26th, 2011
3:15 pm

After that I decided not to do that, and there were others too. Yes, and I wasn’t proud of it…..

Murph

January 26th, 2011
3:15 pm

Surely there is more to it than saying “right don’t get picked off, get ready for the signs from the dugout, and good job for getting on base”??

1. Holding shin/elbow guards
2. Making great plays on foul grounders up the line
3. First high-five on a home run
4. Taking batting helmet of stranded runner back to dugout
5. Pointing towards 2nd base
6. Reminding runner to watch 3rd base coach, not 1st base coach, for signs
7. Arguing close plays at 1st with umpire
8. Thinking about hot dogs

The position actually has a lot of responsibility if you think about it all.

Bat Masterson

January 26th, 2011
3:16 pm

Thanks Bat. Fall for those cats every time. _ Danga

Well, This isn’t rocket surgery folks, was a tell. Of course now I see Robert is embracing Fuax Robert’s positions too. Holy Moly

ward

January 26th, 2011
3:19 pm

My point is we can all get tough,but be careful on how tough we get! Well I got to go to work, and peace from the heart! Bash the Phillies …….They are in our division…….Talk later friends……..

Robert

January 26th, 2011
3:19 pm

I think people can tell which is the real me and which is my imitator

nolie

January 26th, 2011
3:20 pm

knowing that Bobby Cox would not back him up with any kind of punishment or lack of playing time for the players for not heeding Pendleton’s advice.”

no team or manager would do that. it ain’t how it works and only Robert and afew others would even think it is. It is the players career, he has the choice of making changes or not, nobody is gonna sit him simply because he refuses. That happens all the time. They may sit him if he continues to play poorly or trade him, but they are not gonna do any “punishment” for not changing their approach. These guys are not like normal laborers, they are part of he product and since they all move from team to team they do not have to change their approach for one team if they are not comfortable with it. They also have a very strong union that fights for them.
On top of that even if they are willing it does not mean that another approach will wiork since under pressure it is very easy to slip back into established patterns without even realizing it since muscle memory is such an important part of what they do.

jeffrey d

January 26th, 2011
3:20 pm

You forgot butt slaps.

:lol:

Hey, can someone explain for me this whole “demise” of ward thing? And how is Robert responsible?

jeffrey d

January 26th, 2011
3:21 pm

I think people can tell which is the real me and which is my imitator

That’s exactly what a fake Robert would say…..

MikeInFl

January 26th, 2011
3:24 pm

ward, you keep using the term “dry idea.” It was new to me, so I looked it up. All I can find is that it’s a brand name for a women’s deoderant.

Are you calling Terry Pendleton a women’s deoderant?

And 2nd BAS and others on Robert. You guys are bigtime enabling him. He posts a bunch of garbage (and he knows it’s garbage) to get attention and the whole blog jumps in and gives it to him. So he posts more.

Robert

January 26th, 2011
3:25 pm

No, a fake Robert would drink the Cox Kool Aid

Arkansas Transplant

January 26th, 2011
3:25 pm

Robert is going to break out in his best rendition of Shaggy’s “It wasn’t me.”

nolie

January 26th, 2011
3:25 pm

There has to be some deep rooted anger from Robert at Bobby, I’m guessing he’s Bobby’s neighbor and Bobby’s Dog has craped on Roberts lawn too many times.

he has daddy issues. Bobby is the father figure who let him down by not winning every game the Braves played the last 17 years. Very potent stuff when combined with an O/C personality. Robert might never be able to wean himself from the need

Shaun

January 26th, 2011
3:26 pm

During Pendleton’s tenure as hitting coach the Braves scored more runs than every team in the National League except Philadelphia, Colorado and St. Louis.

The Braves scored greater than or equal to 5 runs in more games than any team except those three aforementioned teams.

So the next question becomes, would they have been an even better offense with someone other than Pendleton? This is a rather odd question. It’s akin to asking if the Yankees would have been better off without Joe McCarthy or Casey Stengel. The Yankees were already great under those managers. How much greater should they have been? The Braves were already one of the best offenses in the league from 2002-2010. How much better should they have been?

I’m not saying McCarthy or Stengel are the primary reasons the Yankees won a lot during their tenures. I’m not saying Pendleton is the primary reason the Braves had one of the best offenses in the NL during his tenure. What I am saying is that all signs point to Pendleton being a hitting coach that definitely didn’t hinder the offense, and may have helped. So unless one has some more conclusive evidence that the Braves would have been better without Pendleton from 2002-2010, we can’t say with certainty that he was a bad hitting coach.

This is not to say the Braves shouldn’t have made changes. I’m of the belief that managers and coaches, even the best or the worst, don’t make a significant difference at the major league level. A manager or coach that is worth a few extra wins or a few extra runs a season is probably a great manager or coach. I just think by the time players are in the majors for the most part no manager or coach alone is going to be able to do a significant amount of refining to completely transform players from mediocre to great or from mediocre to horrible or from any further extreme to another.

The Braves hopefully realize that the game is about getting and developing the right players more than it is about coaching or managing. So I have no problem with them shuffling their coaches. I’m more concerned with Frank Wren, the front office and the players than any manager or coach. I’m also not saying coaches and managers don’t matter or don’t make a difference at all. Certainly the right managers and coaches are a step in the right overall direction. It’s just that they are a very small piece of the puzzle. The enormously larger pieces are, in order of importance, the players, the GM and the front office.

Trey

January 26th, 2011
3:26 pm

““With a name like Stinky’s we better be good.” They are, very.”

I honestly thought this was a Sonny Clusters comment, at first.

Trey

January 26th, 2011
3:26 pm

Richbrave, nah that wasn’t me. I am not an E-6, yet.

Not Feelin' So Hot P-Town Brave ©

January 26th, 2011
3:27 pm

Robert-

Put the blog down!

Blogging is for closers!

Cox is gone, let it go…you act as though he stole your house, ran over your dog, and knocked up your wife…

ITS OVER!

Robert

January 26th, 2011
3:27 pm

“So the next question becomes, would they have been an even better offense with someone other than Pendleton? This is a rather odd question.”

You find it odd to try and see if there are ways the team could be better?

I find that odd

cricket

January 26th, 2011
3:28 pm

BAS @ 2:23
It continues to amaze me how many of my favorite contributors will call a guy an idiot, admit that he should be ignored, acknowledge that by responding it only encourages him, yet five minutes, five hours, five days, five months, five years later, are still arguing with the guy…

Co-sign. And I am sorry to say, but even DOB can’t resist feeding this troll from time to time.

Or may be it is DOB’s evil plan plan all along to keep this jacka** going as nothing else can trigger so many comments from others leading to high page counts during this lean period.

Travis

January 26th, 2011
3:28 pm

As the season progresses, the first base coach becomes more and more important. When guys start wearing more protective gear like ankle and shin guards, elbow protectors and the like…TP will gather those items and return them to the dugout if a player hits a single. He might even get to run down to second and retrieve something but only if his contract allows it.

Shaun

January 26th, 2011
3:30 pm

Robert, frankly it’s not good enough to just point out Cox’s miscues. Every manager makes miscues. You need to compare Cox’s miscues to that of all other contemporary managers and determine if Cox’s made more miscues and whether he made more costly miscues.

You see, I can point to how often a player got on base or his slugging average or how many balls he missed on defense that he should have fielded. But every player fails to get on base, fails to slug, fails to make plays. Without some sort of comparison and context, we aren’t really learning anything.

ward

January 26th, 2011
3:30 pm

Dry is in the Dictionary, and know I wasn’t comparing Pendleton to a women. I wouldn’t go that low….. Be cool, and be excellent to each other, and peace…..

jeffrey d

January 26th, 2011
3:31 pm

And I am sorry to say, but even DOB can’t resist feeding this troll from time to time

I don’t really see it as feeding him. Here’s feeding a troll:

Nick: Heyward is a bust.
Blog: ohmygosh no he’s not!! He’s an All Star! GRRR! You make me so mad!!!
Nick (at his computer) :lol:

With Robert, it’s more like shooting down sketchy logic.

Travis

January 26th, 2011
3:31 pm

During Pendleton’s tenure as hitting coach the Braves scored more runs than every team in the National League except Philadelphia, Colorado and St. Louis.

If that is the case, why did the Braves front office, that has access to the same information, put him at first?

cricket

January 26th, 2011
3:31 pm

Murph and ward both posted at 3:15. That pretty much dispels my theory that ward was created by Murph.. Or does it ???

Shaun

January 26th, 2011
3:33 pm

Robert, when a team has already scored more runs than 3 teams in the league over the course of a hitting coach’s tenure, I find it odd to state that he is clearly and unequivocally a bad hitting coach. Again, it’s like saying that clearly and unequivocally that Casey Stengel and Joe McCarthy were bad managers because we should assume that, with the Yankees’ talent, they should have won more. That’s basically what you are doing with Cox and what many do with Pendleton.

Robert

January 26th, 2011
3:34 pm

“As the season progresses, the first base coach becomes more and more important. When guys start wearing more protective gear like ankle and shin guards, elbow protectors and the like…TP will gather those items and return them to the dugout if a player hits a single”

And if the third base coach dislocates a shoulder Pendleton will have to go all the way across to the other side of the field and wave the runners home. I hear he has been practicing the windmill motion in front of the mirror for two hours a night

Bat Masterson

January 26th, 2011
3:34 pm

Hey, can someone explain for me this whole “demise” of ward thing? And how is Robert responsible?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSaNWYHmUvI

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