Signs point to Lowe as opening-day starter

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Pitching plans announced by Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez pointed toward Derek Lowe as a likely opening-day starter, but Gonzalez cautioned not to make assumptions.

Jair Jurrjens starts the Grapefruit League opener Saturday against the New York Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and fifth-starter candidates Rodrigo Lopez, Mike Minor and Brandon Beachy will pitch two innings apiece in Sunday’s spring home opener against the Mets.

Lowe is scheduled to start Monday and Tommy Hanson on Tuesday (both games against Houston), followed by Tim Hudson on Wednesday against Boston. Gonzalez said the Braves would use that same order for the first 15 days of Grapefruit League games.

“This is not the rotation [order for the regular season], because a lot of things can happen between now and the beginning of the year,” Gonzalez said. “You can always tinker. So that’s why I’m not naming the opening day starter, or number 2, or 3….”

If Lowe pitches every fifth day and the Braves keep the rotation in the same order after their only scheduled spring-training team day off March 22, it would put Lowe on course to start opening day March 31 against the Nationals in Washington.

Lowe started and won on opening day each of his first two seasons with the Braves. He gave up five runs in six innings of a 16-5 rout against the Chicago Cubs to open the 2010 season, and pitched eight scoreless innings (two hits) at Philadelphia in the 2009 opener.

The veteran right-hander was 16-12 with a 4.00 ERA in 2010, including 5-0 with a 1.17 ERA in five September starts.

Hudson started the 2006 and 2008 openers for the Braves and got no decisions. He gave up five runs in four innings of a Braves win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2006 opener, and allowed two runs in seven innings of a loss at Washington in the ’08 opener.

If the rotation holds, the Braves would start Lowe, Hanson and Hudson in the opening series at Washington. In their careers against the Nationals, Lowe is 8-7 with a 3.64 ERA, Hanson is 2-1 with a 2.72 ERA in six starts, and Hudson is a superb 10-2 with a 1.91 ERA.

By pitching the three No. 5 starter candidates in the same game Sunday, three of that rotation spot’s later turns would fall on the Braves’ three scheduled split-squad dates. That works well because two of the three candidates could start split-squad games on those days, and the third could get innings in either game.

77 comments Add your comment

justin1

February 22nd, 2011
4:31 pm

Not a bad option. He’s done well in the past.

Coach (2011 and Fredi G. a GO!)

February 22nd, 2011
4:33 pm

I suppose it doesn’t really matter who starts opening day, but one would have thought that Hudson’s superb 2010 season would earn the nod.

Michael Lives Here

February 22nd, 2011
4:36 pm

@Coach If this rotation sticks it will put Huddy starting the Home opener…

Get un Bobby!

February 22nd, 2011
4:38 pm

Was thinking if the Yankees panic Lowe would look great as #4 starter in pinstripes.

Trainwreck

February 22nd, 2011
4:39 pm

Yeah I’m kind of thinking Hudson should get the nod, but again, I guess in the long run it does not really matter

Blobie

February 22nd, 2011
4:43 pm

i hope we can get that old feeling like we had in many of those ’90’s years, it doesn’t matter who is going that night we will get a better than solid start.

njbraves

February 22nd, 2011
4:43 pm

Lowe should be the #4 starter. I don’t know why this guy gets to start opening day every year…it’s a joke.

Disbott 3000

February 22nd, 2011
4:50 pm

I’d give the ball to Hudson, but I guess ultimately it doesn’t matter in the long season.

Kenshin Kawakami

February 22nd, 2011
4:51 pm

When am i going to start?

bravesgrl4life( a/k/a In Love with Fredi G!)

February 22nd, 2011
4:51 pm

njbraves, because he wins on opening day.

kent

February 22nd, 2011
4:56 pm

you must be kidding- you’ve been in camp less than a week.

chem

February 22nd, 2011
4:56 pm

Rotation order is pretty meaningless.

GT Alum

February 22nd, 2011
4:56 pm

Not sure how much it really matters. It usually doesn’t take long before things like off days usually shuffle things so that your rotation isn’t lining up against their counterparts in your opponent’s rotation, so it’s more an honor than anything else. Huddy’s had his share of opening day starts, as has Lowe, and Hanson figures to have a shot a several before his career’s over. Even JJ may be the opening day starter a few times, especially if he ends up wearing another uniform within the next few years.

They’ve all got the ability to go out and give us a good performance on opening day. It’s really more just an honor. I would agree that Huddy’s earned that honor more than Lowe has, but, if everyone’s happy and comfortable with how they’re slotted in the rotation, I don’t know that it really matters.

Heck, if he is named opening day starter, maybe it will make Lowe feel more comfortable and help him continue doing the things that gave him so much success the end of last year.

Billy

February 22nd, 2011
5:03 pm

Njbraves step away from the ledge. I will break away part of the message you failed to read.

“This is not the rotation [order for the regular season], because a lot of things can happen between now and the beginning of the year,” Gonzalez said. “You can always tinker. So that’s why I’m not naming the opening day starter, or number 2, or 3….”

Now does that make more sense now that I have gotten that part of the message away from all those other big words

Tony Cloninger

February 22nd, 2011
5:04 pm

When did the Braves sign Rodrigo Lopez? What a loser every place he’s been…maybe I have a chance to make this team. It is so easy for Wren to spend (waste) other folks money.

ramblingman

February 22nd, 2011
5:05 pm

Agreed that it’s early, early, early but of course there will be the typical Chicken Littles proclaiming this the definite end of the Braves post season run, as if they could actually divine that.

If it holds, and that is a huge if, the biggest thing it would mean to me would be that the Braves would have Hudson facing other teams’ #3 starter mostly. Bring that on, and follow with JJ facing the #4 on other teams. Yowza.

01HAWK

February 22nd, 2011
5:07 pm

His contract contains a $9 million option for 2013 that would become guaranteed if he plays in 123 games in 2012 or averages 127 games in 2011-12. The option price could increase by up to $4 million: $1 million each for 128, 133, 138 and 140 games in 2012 (or averages of 132, 137, 138 and 140 in 2011-12). In addition, he could earn $1.5 million in performance bonuses based on the earlier criteria.

This is Chipper’s contract. WOW……………………Hard to believe that BRAVES will be paying him good thru 2013 if he averages 127 games for 2011 and 2012.

01HAWK

February 22nd, 2011
5:08 pm

How did FRANK WREN get an extension ? Liberty Media is sleep on the job for sure.

MitchC

February 22nd, 2011
5:09 pm

While Hudson had the best numbers for the Braves 2010 starters, I can see why Fredi would start Lowe on opening day. Hudson, as we all know, is just a year plus removed from TJ surgery. Usually, the top starter in the rotation pitches the most innings. Fredi may be doing this to try and keep track of Hudson’s innings.

With our staff, I dont think it matters who is Number one or Number two. I would feel comfortable giving the ball to either Hudson or Lowe, in any game, so, if Fredi wants Lowe to start opening day, I’m, okay with that. He will give us a good chance to win that day.

ramblingman

February 22nd, 2011
5:11 pm

Hawk, did you even read the blog? Or did you just pick one to start whining about Chipper?

01HAWK

February 22nd, 2011
5:24 pm

Ramblingman………………………You must be a TECH GUY……………………….Figures when your teams are in the DUMP, in the ALL CISSY CONFERENCE.

Or are you that simpathetic to CPJ and Hewitt.

KK

February 22nd, 2011
5:25 pm

I think I should open up

01HAWK

February 22nd, 2011
5:26 pm

AGREE…………………………………Lopez is a waste of time.

GT Alum

February 22nd, 2011
5:26 pm

Tony Cloninger -

It’s a non-guaranteed minor league contract, meaning he’s not guaranteed anything. On another blog I frequent, people were wondering why the heck Lopez would agree to a contract like this, especially since he apparently had other offers.

See this article.

njbraves

February 22nd, 2011
5:28 pm

Billy….Go F yourself wise azz. You watch, Lowe will be out there opening day, just like the last two years.

01HAWK

February 22nd, 2011
5:31 pm

DLOWE is out there because the BRAVES are still trying to justify why they are paying this BUM 15 MILLION as a front line starter and he is a 4th or 5th starter at best.

GOOD RIDDANCE after this year to DLOWE.

bvillebaron

February 22nd, 2011
5:32 pm

Agree that the rotation order doesn’t matter after the first day, but it is still viewed by the players as an honor, which means Hudson should be the opening day starter IMHO.

Billy

February 22nd, 2011
5:35 pm

Njbraves I rather kick your dumb azz

Tony Cloninger

February 22nd, 2011
5:36 pm

Thanks GT Alum…I’m wondering why he had other offers, but then remembered that MLB has about 13 too many teams.

01HAWK

February 22nd, 2011
5:37 pm

DLOWE………………………………..4.00 ERA for 2010……..4.67 ERA for 2009. That is not Front line starter type credentials.

LEST everyone forgot the BRAVES tried to trade him but no takers without the BRAVES paying more than half of his salary.

01HAWK

February 22nd, 2011
5:39 pm

Come on BILLY and NJBRAVES………………………..Lighten up a little.

Billy

February 22nd, 2011
5:40 pm

01HAWK I have lightened up. I just F’d myself

Derkdawg

February 22nd, 2011
5:50 pm

I was hoping the BS of starting Lowe opening day would go away with Cox gone.. Nope. What other team in baseball starts their 4th best starter on opening day? Answer: none.

GT Alum

February 22nd, 2011
6:09 pm

01HAWK -

Why are you worried about Chipper’s contract vesting if he averages 127 games the next 2 years? I thought most of Chipper’s detractors thought he wouldn’t even make 100 games this season.

Wooderson

February 22nd, 2011
6:17 pm

DLowe needs to donate some of his salary to JHey, or someone more deserving. Derek please show up before September…

Bravefaninok

February 22nd, 2011
6:29 pm

31 wins in 2 seasons…….I am fine with him pitching on opening day against Levon Hernandez,D.Lowe is a solid pitcher.Lets not forget what he did for the Braves in his final 5 starts and the playoffs.

Bobby Gonzalez

February 22nd, 2011
7:15 pm

Not really impressed with Lowe during the last couple of regular season games but when the Braves made the playoffs he really turned it up a notch!! Lowe was sick in the playoffs so him getting the start is fine with me. GO BRAVES!!!

ramblingman

February 22nd, 2011
7:58 pm

hawk, I stopped trying to make sense of your posts. Not really worth reading anyway.

You are dismissed, troll. Run along and play.

Boatdoc

February 22nd, 2011
8:26 pm

If Julio Teheran has pinpoint control and great stuff and is the greatest prospect in the Braves organization and one of the highest in all of baseball…

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-braves-blog/2011/02/20/uber-prospect-teheran-makes-quick-impression/

…why is he not in the discussion for making the team as at least the 5th starter?

wiki

February 22nd, 2011
8:42 pm

“Not really impressed with Lowe during the last couple of regular season games but when the Braves made the playoffs he really turned it up a notch!! Lowe was sick in the playoffs so him getting the start is fine with me. GO BRAVES!!!”

Seriously? He was NL pitcher of the month in September.

bravesfaninNashville

February 22nd, 2011
8:52 pm

I still defend Wren’s decision to sign Lowe because at the time the Braves had no choice but to OVERPAY for pitching. They were faced with signing A.J. Burnett, Lowe or C.C. Sabathia. Sabathia was out of reach for sure so Wren was left with Lowe or Burnett. Burnett ended up signing for over $80 million with New York and as many highly paid analysts pointed out would probably spend time on the DL.. He has… The same analysts pointed out that D Lowe has never been on the DL and he’ll be good for 15 plus wins and 200 innings.. HE HAS… With what Frank had available to him at the time he made the best move the Braves could make. We have to remember that we paid Maddux 15 million for similar performance to Lowe at the end of his time in Atlanta. He was no longer dominant but still won 15 games. D. Lowe has not hurt us he has helped bring stability to the rotation when JJ and Medlin were hurt and when KK couldn’t win a game. NO WAY do the Braves make the playoffs last year without Lowe. I think Frank Wren deserves the benefit of the doubt for putting this team in the position it is in today without an increase in payroll. He also inherited a weakened farm system after the Texiera trade. He has put this team back at the very top in terms of current MLB pitching and great arms on the way that are a year from being impact MLB pitchers. Frank Wren deserves the extension he got and I think the next two years will prove it.

bravesfaninNashville

February 22nd, 2011
9:07 pm

I think it’s fair to point out too that some top of the line pitchers are being paid well over what D Lowe is. Barry Zito $126 Million over 7 years. CC Sabathia.$161 million over 7 years and he can OPT OUT. So the Yankees took all the risk that if CC got hurt they’d be on the hook for all the money but if CC plays well he can walk and the Yankees don’t get the full value of the contract out of him. Or lastly Cliff Lee $120 million over 5 years with a sixth year vesting option. Frank Wren has D. Lowe and Dan Uggla for the value of any one of these pitchers contracts. Zito has less wins than Lowe and Lee and CC have only a few more wins than D. Lowe with stacked lineups. To me I’d rather have D Lowe and Uggla in a heartbeat than any one of those other pitchers.

GTSteve

February 22nd, 2011
9:09 pm

Good stuff Nashville

bravesfaninNashville

February 22nd, 2011
9:18 pm

thanks GTSteve

Billy Jack's Barbecue & Shrimp Co

February 22nd, 2011
9:24 pm

MitchC; I concur. I am fine with either Lowe or Huddy; heck, I would go one step further and say that I am fine with Hanson starting Opening Day as well. Jair as well — if he has a healthy and effective ST.

Braves are rich at this position. CF terrifies me.

bravesfaninNashville

February 22nd, 2011
9:28 pm

Bye the way Burnett was 13-9 in 2009 and 10-15 in 2010. So he has a losing record on a team with a stacked lineup. Lowe was 15-10 and 16-12 the same two years with a lower overall era during that time. I wouldn’t be surprised to see D. Lowe have similar results his next two years if not better because the Braves lineup has improved. Lowe is not the steal of the century but he’s solid pitcher that keeps us in games and wins more than he loses and eats innings. Over all a good signing IMO.

wiki

February 22nd, 2011
10:05 pm

Agreed….he has been a workhorse…which many look past during the rigors of a long season.

GTSteve

February 22nd, 2011
10:11 pm

And like you said, it was a signing that had to be made.

DerekZ

February 22nd, 2011
10:23 pm

I can not wait for the Bravos to get DOUBLE PITS TO CHESTY with it this year!

Playoffs!!!!

February 22nd, 2011
10:32 pm

Opening day for the Braves: it’ll be Derek Lowe v. Livan Hernandez. The Nats have already named him as their opening day hurler

Columbus

February 22nd, 2011
10:45 pm

It’s funny how everyone on here was saying to get rid of Hudson before and the 1st month of the season! Lowe did seem to lose his stuff/focus/arm in the 2nd half the last 3 years BUT last year he did things differently after the slide started and took McDowell’s help. The results speak for themself. I expect that the new approach and him being at the end of his contract to result in a great year in 2011. As far as the opening day starter goes I say Tim Hudson because he has been with the team the LONGEST and he had the BEST and most consistent overall year in 2010. He also carried the club for awhile when it was really needed. I think he is the best starter based on last year’s performance but he any of the 4 starters have the potential to lead the team in wins and that is AWESOME! Kawakami had a terrible 2010 but in 2009 he was the GIANT KILLER. I think he was having a difficult time adjusting to something….but if last year is not in his head too much, he can with 12 games or more or be there to fill in when a starter needs to skip a start or is out for awhile. He will likely get a chance too, because you dont want to pay all that money to someone not contributing and if mgt. wants to trade him he has to get a chance to show he can still pitch. I dont know if it will be starting or long relief but he will likely get a chance because the team cannot afford to keep him and sit him. At a minimum he has to be traded. I am rooting for him to turn it around no matter what happens.

Columbus

February 22nd, 2011
10:57 pm

DOB…..Tim Hudson, from? Oh yeah Columbus!….Tim Hudson should definately start opening day for the Braves…..I will be shocked if he doesn’t. If his arm is OK he HAS to start opening day. It is a no brainer DOB. Best starter over the entire season in 2010 and been with the team the longest….case closed right? I think so….

wiki

February 22nd, 2011
11:13 pm

um…opening day is one game, has the same value as the game after that or the one after that, or the game on August 22nd. I’m sure that Mr. Hudson or Mr. Lowe wouldn’t have his feelings hurt if he started game 2 as opposed to game one. Settle down.

Mitchell

February 22nd, 2011
11:15 pm

Signs point to Lowe as opening-day starter

That makes no sense.

I’m not saying the signs themselves don’t make sense, just the overall idea of Lowe starting on Opening Day is retarded.

That darn Bobby Cox, at it again.

Oh, wait…

Bobby Gonzalez

February 22nd, 2011
11:16 pm

Wiki, The Last couple of :”Regular” Seasons. Use your brain.

Mitchell

February 22nd, 2011
11:17 pm

Seriously? He was NL pitcher of the month in September.

Very true. He’s still probably the fourth best starter. And if Medlen were healthy, he’d be number five.

Jim Bob

February 22nd, 2011
11:19 pm

Hudson, Hanson > Lowe

wiki

February 22nd, 2011
11:24 pm

What are you talking about Bobby? Last 2 reg season starts last year he was 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA. Is that really not impressive enough for you? You may want to try another sport…

Gil In Mechanicsville

February 22nd, 2011
11:27 pm

For you folks clamoring to trade Derek Lowe and his $15 million per year price tag, don’t kid yourself into thinking that Liberty Media would automatically plow that money back into the franchise. The more likely outcome would be bigger bonuses for the board members ate Liberty Media as they divvy up the spoils.

wiki

February 22nd, 2011
11:30 pm

Not his biggest fan by any means, but Lowe is what he is after 13 years, a 200+ inning workhorse that will give his team a chance to win most of the time. I guarantee any team this side of Philadelphia would take that.

DerekZ

February 23rd, 2011
12:42 am

So glad Kawakami isn’t an option this year. That guy was NOT DOUBLE PITS TO CHESTY.

ramblingman

February 23rd, 2011
8:03 am

Love BravesfaninNashville’s points about Lowe. So many people just refuse to recall the desperation level the team was feeling. Pitching was absolutely necessary and there was not a lot available that fit the Braves’ needs. After Burnett turned them down, the Braves needed a win desperately. Lowe began the turnaround, and he has done well despite up and down periods.

Whether he is on the team for the next two years or not, I appreciate what Derek did for the city of Atlanta.

Go Braves.

JoeBravesFan

February 23rd, 2011
10:11 am

Overall, Lowe has been better than other pitchers Wren had targeted, Jake Peavy (constantly injured) and A.J. Burnett (total collapse last year). He does frustrate me with all the runs he gives up, but our lineup this year should help overcome that.

Braves for life

February 23rd, 2011
10:18 am

Lowe opening day starter? What is he our ACE or something? Hes not even close to ACE stats.
Hudson 17-9 with a 2.83 era
Lowe is 16-12 with a era of 4.00

Lets just run Lowe out there against all the top pitchers and see how much he wins. Lowe is not the Ace, Hudson is and I expect to see our ACE open up the season. Bye Bye to KK. I heard hes on his way out the door real soon. I hope my source is right (giggle).

JoeBravesFan

February 23rd, 2011
10:27 am

I agree, Hudson IS our ACE right now, but like someone else said earlier…with Hudson facing another team’s #3 pitcher and JJ facing a team’s #4 pitcher…it’s GAME OVER!

JoeBravesFan

February 23rd, 2011
10:32 am

Has anyone ever noticed that DLOWE has “D-Money” stitched into his glove? It’s really no wonder considering he’s one of the most overpaid pitchers in baseball. I just hope he can have a continuation of his success from the end of last year.

Lost Cause

February 23rd, 2011
11:28 am

If Lowe hangs around a 3.64 ERA all year … Braves may even win the East. Let’s play ball and Go Braves!

double

February 23rd, 2011
11:32 am

At end of season Lowe was doing better.We can only hope this continues.I would not make a difference between Hudson and Lowe.Neither are consistent.

David

February 23rd, 2011
11:37 am

I believe D-Money is in reference to the fact he was “Money” in all the clinching games in the 2004 Red Sox Run to the World Championship. He came up big in 3 elimination games, earning the nickname. I like Nashville’s comments, and agree. Do i think he’s better than Hudson at this point, probably not. Do I think Hudson is a team player and he has no problem as the “third” starter, nope, he just wants team success. Bottom line, the only stat that matter is the W column, and you can’t complain with 15 and 16 W’s.. ERA and K’s don’t get you into the playoffs. Hudson had 17, Lowe had 16…I’d take that again this year. Also of note, the #1 guy also has to face the other teams #1 most of the time, which is generally not an easy assignment(except vs. Washington until Strassburg returns). Of course when you’re facing Philadelphia you have 4 #1’s….

Billy

February 23rd, 2011
11:47 am

just play ball baby, it seems like years…New boss and few new players…thank God for Braves baseball and DOB.

flintrock70

February 23rd, 2011
12:19 pm

Derek Lowe is good. If you morons can actually remember back to opening day ‘09, he smashed the Phillies at their place, then went on to win 14 more games that year. Yeah he got tired, but then in ‘10 he won 16 games and went 5-0 in September, remember we got in the playoffs by 1 game. The next person to blame Bobby Cox/FW for anything is obviously a fool and doesn’t understand that this is a living, breathing sport. Just like the morons who want Chipper batting 2nd. You people with all the stats you have, put down the slide ruler and use your eyes to go out of your moms basement and go to a game. Then you’ll understand that besides how awesome The Ted is, that Derek is a workhorse and has earned the opening day spot. Hudson will most likely do what? That’s right, PITCH THE HOME OPENER! Man you guys are dumb.

Brave New World

February 23rd, 2011
3:43 pm

Derek Lowe would be an excellent choice for opening day. This guy has won 15 and 16 games in his first 2 seasons with the Braves. Name another current Braves starter with more than 31 wins the past 2 seasons. Lowe would have won 20 games in 2010 but he pitched in pain and it lessened his effectiveness. This guy carried the Braves during the stretch drive. He is a winner and a big game pitcher, an excellent opening day starter.

NickB

February 23rd, 2011
3:45 pm

Chipper should be hitting 2nd. It’s amusing to me that the guy who refuses to understand the statistics of the game is calling other people morons!! lmao, I bet you think wins are the most important pitching stat too huh?

BravesFaninChi

February 23rd, 2011
4:32 pm

Kind of surprising to read all the Lowe/Wren bashing going on right now. Is Lowe overpaid? Yes. But it’s important note that once CC signed his mega deal with the Yankees, that set the market for free agent pitchers. It happens every year, 3-5 guys (See Barry Zito, Carlos Silva, Burnett contracts) receive far more money than they are worth. That being said, Lowe has been a workhorse innings eater (avg of 199 innings the past 3 years) and won 45 games in that span. He’s not going to strike out 200+ or win any Cy Youngs, but he consistently gives this team a chance to win, while keeping the bullpen rested.
As far as Wren is concerned, I think judgement should be reserved. Much like signing Lowe, the Braves HAD to address offensive concerns following the playoffs. What should they have done? Overpay Werth, try unsuccessfully to go after Adrian Gonzalez? Wrong. They added 25+ HR and 100 RBI in Uggla. He’s no Utley, but definitely gives the batting order some much needed power. This is also the same GM who ended a 5 year playoff drought, and finally has the farm system reloaded after the god awful Texeira trade (His name is not to be spoken out loud). I like where this team is heading, now if only the penny pinchers at Liberty Media would open up the check book and spend a bit then I think many long playoff runs are in our future. Go Braves!

BravesFaninChi

February 23rd, 2011
4:42 pm

As far as opening day is concerned…WHO CARES! Any one of the Braves 1-4 pitchers could start opening day and be solid options. After the first week of the season, rotation orders get screwed up with off days, injuries, rest etc… It’s not about putting up your “Ace”, it’s about sending out a guy who’ll pitch 6+ innings of solid baseball, giving his team a chance to win.

mattnaustin

February 24th, 2011
11:37 am

Man, I love this blog, but some of you people are REAL stupid especially 01HAWK (do you even watch baseball?) and then there are some real good posts, (Nashville among others).
Lowe has been a gamer his whole career, and I think with the September that he had last year, he has earned the right to be the opening day starter. That’s not to say that others are not also deserving (Huddy) but I think with what he did to get us to the playoffs should be rewarded.

As for Wren, does anyone remember John schuerholz? For those of you who seem to have forgot, he was the GM who masterminded the 15 straight division titles that we are all so proud of. He is also the current president of the Braves, and if Wren gets his approval, then that’s good enough for me, though I’m sure most of you clowns would rather they hire some armchair GM like one of us, or one of you bums that wouldn’t recognize talent if it bit you in the a$$.

GO BRAVES, can’t wait til 3/31/2011, buying the MLB package today after work so I can catch every game!

Blackberry Cobbler

February 25th, 2011
10:59 am

Typical Braves.

New manager but same old b.s.

Let the worst starter on the staff be the opener.

Un-freakin-believable.

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