11:42 am February 27, 2011, by David O'Brien
February 27th, 201112:56 pm
Here’s a toast to Frank Wren. He has filled the management of the organization with quality baseball men and an excellent roster with great chemistry.
February 27th, 201112:57 pm
That’s why I’m not a big fan of Philly fans because they think their Phillies are well immune to such things. We all know that any team can be ravaged by injuries, but apparently Phillies are immune if you talk to them.
I’m not wishing anything on Utley, I hope he is alright because he is one of the only few Philly players I like, but seeing the fans squirm is amusing.
People who think Chipper should not be batting in one of the top three slots in the order simply do not think avoiding outs should be a concern. If you think you’re best or second-best out-avoider should be at the bottom of the order and someone more prone to outs should come up more often, costing your team outs more often, you probably shouldn’t be making comments on blogs. Because no one is going to take you seriously on a baseball-related blog. You just simply don’t know enough about the game. Sorry if that sounds arrogant or brash or whatever but that’s the truth. Call me all the names you want. But I think I’m being pretty objective here.
People who think a .265 batting average is more telling about a player’s offensive value than a .381 on-base percentage represent everything that is wrong with not only baseball but probably the world in general. These are the people that reject objectivity, evidence, logic, reason, science, etc. These type people are the equivalent of the Roman Inquisition who tried Galileo or the Flat Earth Society.
February 27th, 201112:58 pm
See, I knew DOB was toying with us.
February 27th, 20111:00 pm
Has someone just concluded the National Anthem?
Just wanna make sure my radio feed is in sync.
February 27th, 2011
I am going to try to get a radio feed online for game today. Best to go to a radio station site I guess, MLB makes you pay for thier radio feed , don’t they?
yes you pay for mlb radio,but if you have mlb.tv the radio feed is included!
Radio guy said Beachy and Minor are to follow Lopez.
February 27th, 20111:01 pm
Chris26 – they been freaking over Cliff Lee’s strained latissimus dorsai muscle under his arm?
February 27th, 20111:02 pm
I think the gameday audio package is like $19.99 for the season as well
Who Commentates on the YES Games other than Michael Kay?
February 27th, 20111:03 pm
Shaun – If you believe in Batting Average you’re part of what is wrong with the world? Right.
February 27th, 20111:04 pm
That has got to be one of the most over the top, full of BS statements ever uttered on this blog – or anywhere else for that matter.
Honestly, I do think it’s a minority that doesn’t appreciate what Chipper still brings to the table. These are mostly people who frankly don’t understand the game in any real depth. These are the people who still think it’s a good idea to primarily judge the success and failure of a player by only his hits in non-sac, non-walk plate appearances. We enlightened fans understand that offense in baseball starts with whether a player makes and out or whether he gets on base. Seems like this should be common sense and shouldn’t require great enlightenment that on-base percentage is the true measure of success and failure. But I think some people just are too intellectually lazy to dig that deeply into the game of baseball or care somewhat about the game but not enough to go beyond what the history books tell them are the important stats instead of relying on logic, reason, facts, evidence, etc.
Yeah, they freak over anything slightly remotely dealing with a hangnail much less a significant injury.
Does anyone know of a radio stream? my usual feed isn’t carrying the game today…
February 27th, 20111:05 pm
So the falcons want to put a new open air stadium a block from the dome. That makes sense….
I know Arthur wants a new stadium so he can get more money but why not just build a new dome or retractable roof stadium to take the place of the old dome. No use having two football stadiums that close to each other. If retractable roof is too expensive just build a new dome. I just don’t see us operating two stadiums so close in proximity.
Lew, not necessarily if you “believe” in batting average. Batting average has its value. But if you think batting average is more telling than on-base percentage regarding a player’s offensive value, that type of thinking is what’s wrong with the world. It is anti-logic, anti-reason, anti-evidence, anti-science, anti-curiosity, anti-intellectual, etc.
February 27th, 20111:06 pm
680thefan has football talk on now BOOOOOOOOO.
Lol, in that 12:51 post
February 27th, 20111:07 pm
Shaun – Over the top, most BS statement ever uttered on this blog. Comparing it to the SPANISH Inquisition? Seriously?
Rodrigo Lopez fell behind 3-0 to start against leadoff hitter Willie (Kill Braves) Harris. It’s 3-2 now
Shaun – The Blog’s Illuminati.
February 27th, 20111:08 pm
680thefan has football talk on now BOOOOOOOOO.
If you’re in the Atlanta area you’ll have to listen on the radio, not the internet. Don’t know about folks outside the area.
February 27th, 20111:09 pm
Dammit, I’m trying to find a radio link as well…I might have to listen to 93.7
February 27th, 20111:10 pm
Yeah, online link for 680’s not providing the game today for me. Had to pull out my handy dandy radio.
February 27th, 20111:11 pm
Does any one have a link for the Braves game on radio? I tried 680 the fan and it’s espn radio.
Lew, and I don’t think that goes for the very casual baseball fans. They are just regurgitating what they’ve heard from baseball history that batting average is the key success/failure stat. They shouldn’t be expected to know better. But folks posting comments on baseball blogs and folks who are getting paid to be baseball reporters and analysts should understand that batting average has value but that on-base should be valued over batting average.
I’m glad that Chipper is using the ignorant, vocal minority and the ignorance of very casual fans as motivation. But hopefully he understands that the more enlightened fans understand that his .381 on-base last season was a lot more meaningful and telling than his .265 batting average. By the way, I think most of the regulars who post on the blog are the more enlightened fans.
uggla makes the play!
It’s strange, I live in Arizona, and I was able to pull up the game from 680, and then they cut away to football talk espn. I buckled down and paid the 20 bucks to get the whole spring training package.
Ike Davis may’ve been the most underrated rookie last year
Nice leadoff inning
February 27th, 20111:12 pm
Think about if the Georgia dome was leased to the braves for Big Philly,Cubs,Interleague,mets games. Braves could earn alot more cash and haveing 5-10 games a season in a different venue would be neat… just a idea..
February 27th, 20111:13 pm
You may be able to find a link on http://www.freebaseballradio.com.
Click on teams on the left and then Braves and it posts all the radio links that normally broadcast the Braves. I’m too lazy to go through them to see if I can find one.
Largest attended baseball game ever played was at a football field…
Lew, don’t take it so seriously. A lot of my post was hyperbole for comic effect and to purposely be over-the-top about on-base being more telling than batting average especially with regard to Chipper’s value to the Braves.
shaun…you forgot anti-christ and anti-baby-kittens lol
February 27th, 20111:14 pm
anyone have the pitching lineup for braves today?
I was being serious. How long does it typically take to write a full blog like this?
February 27th, 20111:15 pm
“Yeah, online link for 680’s not providing the game today for me. Had to pull out my handy dandy radio.”
Me Too, i had to whip out my throwback MP3 player..good thing is I have my songs uploaded on it for commercial breaks…
I love that Martini is coming out to Jimi Hendrix
WGMK 106.3 on freebaseballradio seems to be working…
Shaun – Dude, you don’t do comic relief well at all.
At least not intentionally.
ahhh who cares how long it takes to be happy the man does it gesh..
February 27th, 20111:16 pm
I love the fact that Schafer is bunting…
Gameday is about useless. It’s so far behind the audio.
Big applause for Chipper, as expected. By the way, it’s not full house. Beautiful Sunday afternoon with Mets in town, and there’s a whole section or two that’s pretty much empty.
rockin1063.com if you want to try the station directly
Think about if the Georgia dome was leased to the braves for Big Philly,Cubs,Interleague,mets games. Braves could earn alot more cash and haveing 5-10 games a season in a different venue would be neat… just a idea.
I think the braves currently play in one of the largest remaining baseball stadiums. Most new ones are being built with a smaller capacity but Turner Field is one of the last few places that still holds 50,000 plus I think.
rob from sc
February 27th, 20111:17 pm
At least Schafer is working on his bunting…Not going well but he is trying.
I got radio feed.
Brava – Yeah, it’s like that on XM, too. I listen on XM while watching The Extra Innings package so I can hear Sutton and Powell instead of some of the other team’s guys and there is about a one pitch delay.
February 27th, 20111:19 pm
For those who can’t get it to work on 680.. try listening on 730AM….
You’d think with the technology available they could do better, Lew.
February 27th, 20111:22 pm
Thank you Kat!
You may be able to find a link on http://www.freebaseballradio.com. – Soph
The first link works (106.3)……not the cleanest feed, but it works. Thx.
February 27th, 20111:23 pm
Hell Yeah, Nice DP
February 27th, 20111:24 pm
Oh, one last comment on Chipper batting third (or even higher): Anyone who thinks it’s somehow a sabermetric viewpoint that Chipper bat lower than third simply misunderstands sabermetrics. If anything, the sabermetric viewpoint is that Chipper should bat higher than third, because of his remarkable on-base ability. And anyone who uses stats to make the argument that Chipper should be batting lower than third aren’t looking at the telling stats.
So basically if you believe in reason and evidence and logic, Chipper should bat third or higher. If you believe Chipper should bat lower, you are anti-reason, anti-evidence, anti-logic or you simply don’t pay enough attention to baseball to have a valid opinion on the issue.
Kat – Thanks! Much better feed there.
I am using feed that cabravesfan posted. It’s in sync with everything
Braves … top of first
Lead Off Guy … fly to OF
Schafer … Didn’t beat out bunt single
Chipper … called out on a close 3-2 pitch
Bottom of first
Hairston … lead off in field single off Gonzalez glove
Next guy … fly out to Schafer
Freeman to Gonzalez to Lopez for double play to end the inning.
February 27th, 20111:25 pm
Nice play by #5.
February 27th, 20111:26 pm
Mr. Uggla says not to expect much early.
February 27th, 20111:27 pm
Uggla to the plate against Chris Young.
Lets go Uggla!
can anyone give paly by play
February 27th, 20111:28 pm
It Seems like a lot of the online feeds are about 25 seconds slower than the radio feed on 93.7 here in “A” (Atlanta), so I will keep the radio feed…
What Is That Music that Fab 5 Freddie is coming out to…? its horrible
SOPH… Thanks for the freebaseball link It is working.
DOB I saw Bowman is starting at third today. I guess the new manager is trying to get the writers more involved in the game. When do you get your start and which position? I see you as a first baseman so you have someone to talk to.
Chopper to 2nd for an out off Uggla’s bat.
February 27th, 20111:29 pm
Uggla grounds out
Did anyone notice if Fab 5 Freddie Choked up on the bast last year…I don’t think he did?
February 27th, 20111:31 pm
Freeman strikes out swinging.
Cy Young will be a Pest all season when he faces us, Bank On It…That was an underrated acquisition by the NY Mess in the offseason…Young is a really good pitcher…
February 27th, 20111:32 pm
Gonzo flied out to LF warning track to end second inning
February 27th, 20111:33 pm
Gonzalez flies out to the warning track to end the bottom of the second.
Alex pops out. Ends the inning.
Exciting…thanks for the Sunday blog, DOB
McFann Ô Ô
Freeman got out? Sheesh…what’s up with that?
February 27th, 20111:34 pm
Mike Minor in to pitch 3rd for Bravos
February 27th, 20111:35 pm
So Rodrigo Lopez did fairly well I suppose.
Couldn’t agree more. Chris Young can be filthy when hes healthy.
Valetino Pascucci wasonce a can’t miss prospect with Montreal…I wonder what happened to him?
Lopez pitched two scoreless.
Mike Minor stands in to take the next two innings.
February 27th, 20111:37 pm
What is with these sound effects.. they’re pretty bad haha.
February 27th, 20111:38 pm
“But he had a stronger message for those who suggest that he’s only playing because of the $28 million he’s owed over these next two seasons”
It’s easy for Chipper to be self righteous and passionate in late February.
I’m not interested in his spring training passion
I’m interested in what he will be like in September – if his choice is to run 10 sets of wind sprints and take another round of ground balls and therbey help the team or to go play eighteen holes, what will he choose
2 up 2 down
I love Quick Spring games…
February 27th, 20111:39 pm
Has anyone had a hit yet?
Uno, Dos, Tres inning over!
Two ground outs and a fly out to Prado finish the Mets off in the top of the third.
got the game here ^
S/o To Robert
Whats Happenin Chief?
February 27th, 20111:40 pm
Minor’s fast ball touched 92 on the gun, which led the announcers to remark about his improved velocity.
February 27th, 20111:41 pm
Rossy Had an “Off Year” last year but with that said the dude is the best backup catcher in the league!
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