12:48 pm February 28, 2011, by Carroll Rogers
February 28th, 20114:39 pm
My biggest problem with the whole Yunel trade was that they sold so low on the guy. So, you guys are comparing Yunel Escobar to Barry Bonds? I find that laughable, granted Yunel Escobar was voted by his teammates as the “Team MVP in 2009″, but he was never on the same level has Barry Bonds. Everyone with knew that Bobby and Yunel had their differences, but the fact they waited till the guy hit rock bottom and then they traded really makes the trade look awful in my mind. I still think the Braves could have given the guy a reality check and sent him to AAA or just suspended the guy instead of trading him. If that didn’t get the point across then they could have sent him packing, instead they bench for a few games and trade him when he has a bad first half. I just think the whole situation could have been handled better, especially since the Braves pride themselves on doing things the right way.
You go McLouth! Show all these idiotic haters what you can do! I swear, the guy has one horrid year and people act like he can’t play anymore. I’m betting by the end of the year everyone will be screaming for that option to be picked up.
February 28th, 20114:40 pm
Good stuff, DOB. Good to see the Bravos getting DOUBLE PITS TO CHESTY with it already!
February 28th, 20114:41 pm
“whoops again! the braves traded yunel on july 14th. at start of play on july 15th, the braves were 53-36, with the best record in the NL, 3rd best in baseball.” DAP
I’ve already acknowledged in another post a while back that I was incorrect in thinking Escobar was traded on June 30th, thus used numbers/records up to that point. Escobar’s last game with the Braves was July 11th. He played 9 games with the Braves in July, adding his 19th RBI to mix. So I apologize for being “way off” in the assesment of what he brought to the table last year.
“im not saying that was because of escobar either, just saying they didnt play better when gonzalez got here. and they were “one of the best young teams in baseball” with yunel here. (and will be without him here)” DAP
I’ve also acknowledged the the majority of this debate was over the “best young teams in baseball” comment. My dispute is that when Yunel was on the team last year, the team really wasn’t that young.
We’re younger now than we were last year. And whether the team is young or not, Yunel turning 29 in 2011 doesn’t really play into the “young” part very much, does he?
February 28th, 20114:42 pm
PT – A week from tomorrow! Can’t wait… time to get my game on.
Fargo – No, I’m not rooting against Nate. However, that being said, if he’s going to hit .240 and Schafter’s going to hit .240, I’d rather see Schafer out there than Nate. I just don’t like Nate as a player. I’m sure he’s a great guy, but I don’t like him.
P-Town Brave ©
Yeah, we all knew it wasn’t you…
WAY too short of a post!
February 28th, 20114:43 pm
See what I mean about all the idiots coming out…
I say idiots and DING
Out comes Marietta Derek
February 28th, 20114:44 pm
You go McLouth! Show all these idiotic haters what you can do! I swear, the guy has one horrid year and people act like he can’t play anymore. I’m betting by the end of the year everyone will be screaming for that option to be picked up.
Yeah, people who don’t like a guy who hits .190 are idiotic. And I’ll take that bet. $500?
Ok…you take Schafer and I’ll take McLouth and we’ll go at it Derby Style next week.
February 28th, 20114:45 pm
Versiroth – I hope today was a sign that McLouth has turned things around. I really do. But, honestly, there is no way I would support the Braves picking up his option. I don’t care how well he does this season. Any player who can go into a season-long slump is not someone I want on the team.
Gotta go to the basement, I hear tornado sirens. Later all.
Bay Area Steve
How do you respectfully debate a guy whose take on the reponses to his post was that we were comparing Escobar’s baseball ability to Barry Bonds’. How? I mean, it makes me want to shoot myself in the eye with a nail gun. How can you even skim any part of that, and end up there?
February 28th, 20114:46 pm
Sounds like fun PT… are we doing an online league? That would be awesome… online league with fantasy draft… hmmmmmm
February 28th, 20114:47 pm
“how about your theory that the braves became one of the best teams in the league when gonzalez showed up? hows that one coming?” DAP
Eliminate Troy Glaus’s May and April and the Braves finish 10 games behind the wild card winner.
After Gonzo arrived, (and more so after D-Lee was traded for – even though he certainly didn’t light up the sky), the offense was considerably more balanced that before the Escobar trade.
To hell with the record. Too many other variables to say when the “team” was better (before or after trade). Can’t deny that the lineup was tougher for opposing pitchers to pitch too with Gonzo in the lineup than with Escobar.
Had we gotten the production from Escobar that we got from Gonzo, Escobar never gets traded.
McFann Ô Ô
February 28th, 20114:48 pm
abwright If memory serves, McCann had an unbelievably good Spring last year. It was mythic. I think he set the “McFann Bar” unreasonably high
Yeah…and then he had the “down year”, so from now on, I’m gonna try not to put too much stock in Spring Training numbers…
I don’t think you got “bad” until early in the regular season, especially when the eye problem started to kick in.
And I stayed bad for the rest of the year, didn’t I? That “controlling myself better” [crud] lasted about 2 weeks into the season…
February 28th, 20114:49 pm
N8My dispute is that when Yunel was on the team last year, the team really wasn’t that young.
nope. sorry nate, but your dispute was that the braves “became one of the better team in the NL” when escobar got traded. its 100% false.
your exact comment at 1:35 PM was:
It wasn’t until Yunel and his automatic outs at the plate were gone that we turned into the better teams in the NL.
sorry, thats wrong.
February 28th, 20114:50 pm
Oh man, just looked at the weather… take cover people north of Atlanta!
McLouth could get MVP votes and nobody in their right mind would want that option picked up. It’s north of ten million, right? I mean, c’mon people…
I mean, it makes me want to shoot myself in the eye with a nail gun.
You going with roofing tacks or ten-penny?
Some days during the regular season, I want to scale up to railroad spikes.
February 28th, 20114:51 pm
N8 To hell with the record. Too many other variables to say when the “team” was better (before or after trade).
what the- …ok, fine. forge the record. the brave were way better in 2008 than they were last year!
February 28th, 20114:52 pm
And I’ll restate my point DAP. After Yunel and his automatic outs were gone, the LINEUP was much more balanced and harder to pitch to.
I’ve acknowledged in 3 seperate posts, that I WAS WRONG AND INCORRECT IN THE DATE OF THE TRADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, but if you would like to keep re-hashing that as the basis to keep this discussion going, by all means. Please keep going. I think you’re well aware my fingers won’t get tired.
February 28th, 20114:53 pm
DAP, if you can’t grasp the fact that the reason I made that statement, was because my having looked at the wrong date, skewed the records….. then I’m not sure what else to say to you.
i think the 2010 braves were a better team than the 2010 yankees, too. ignore the W-L records. braves were better.
February 28th, 20114:54 pm
Man, the crazies are back…
If it makes you feel better, I can keep apologizing and you can keep telling me that my post was wrong.
Back in 3rd grade I got a math problem incorrect too. I guess you’re right though. No matter how many times I’ve corrected the issue, or acknowledged it…… I was still wrong, right?
February 28th, 20114:55 pm
Ummm Escobar is gone…..this is 2011. Go Braves!
February 28th, 20114:56 pm
N8, and if you cant admit that you were wrong, because you looked at the wrong dates, and that the braves were the best team in the NL in 2010 up to the point yunel escobar was traded, then im not sure what else to say to you. now you want to ignore the W-L record so you can say the braves didnt become one of the best teams in the NL until gonzalez got here. whatev, man.
February 28th, 20114:57 pm
“robbie, I noticed you don’t answer me when I ask you a serious question about why you post here. ”
I didnt answer because I didnt see it.
I often skip your posts since I have found them to be mostly drivel
Chief, I have been a Braves fan since I moved to Atlanta from Baltimore in 1987.
I watched them night after night – and attended many a game as well.
1988-1990 were lean years – when Dale Murphy suddenly couldnt play and guys Oddibe in the minors were mainstays on the team. Watching Jim Morrison get to pitch was sometimes the sole highlight
The early 1990’s initially seemed like great times – but by the end of 1993 I realized that there was something just as wrong with the team as before – only now it was a different something wrong in that it wasnt the players
1995 was a brief reprieve. The next year showed that it was a fluke assisted greatly by the short season.
After that – it got worse. 1996 was humbling. 1997 was maddening (adjust instead of bitching about the strike zone), 1998 was mystifying (where they showed up in Oct I dont know, but it wasnt to the playoffs), 1999 was utterly humiliating (a 2-2 epic World Series singlehandedly turned into a rout by Cox’s idiocy).
After 1999, it was resignation.
I;ve always enjoyed baseball and loved the Braves. This is the first time since 1996 that I really think we can win anything, and the first time since 1999 that I will allow myself to even hope
Break my heart once, shame on you. Break my heart two or three times pity on me. Break my heart fifteen years running – I aint quite that dumb to let that happen
This spring, I feel like a man who has been told that his terminal cancer has just disappeared
I see that Chippah’s rounding into mid-season shape. How can Houston have only three runs on 14 base hits? Great Braves defense or inept Astro baserunning?
February 28th, 20114:58 pm
Can Opening Day and an in-game blog be far behind?
N8, I can keep apologizing and you can keep telling me that my post was wrong.
i havent seen you say that yet. either way, im not posting again on the issue. really. :- )
February 28th, 20114:59 pm
McFann Ô Ô, February 28th, 2011, 4:48 pm … “And I stayed bad for the rest of the year, didn’t I?
You said it, not me! <g>
Last year was obviously a struggle for you. In all seriousness, I truly felt for you, since your favorite player might have been facing a career limiting or ending struggle early in the year.
I think you were entitled to vent your frustration.
February 28th, 20115:00 pm
I feel many here dislike AG, mostly because they are still mad about trading Escobar. Ignoring Escobar (who needed to go, BTW), I believe AG is better than many give him credit for.
Anyone without a biased agenda should agree that AG is AT LEAST average overall as a SS. This will likely be his last year here. I don’t see that he will make a whole lot of difference + or – in wins either way. Ity seems that we have bigger issues than SS, and the situation will be resolved in some manner by next season.
This is why I say the whole issue is a “dead horse” issue, but then so is Chipper (batting 3rd, injury prone, overpaid vs. still able to contribute, the face of the franchise, a great influence on the team), Bobby (now RETIRED BTW, not that it matters to Don, Robert, et al), the Tex trade, the Wainright trade, and whatever old or irrelevent news we can bring up.
February 28th, 20115:01 pm
OCD outbreak going on round here.
February 28th, 20115:05 pm
Can we just get a blog where we can separate ourselves from the idiots?
February 28th, 20115:06 pm
I dunno why I even bother, but really, whats maddening is your lack of any knowledge whatsoever when it comes to certain aspects of the game…
Adjusting to the strike zone?!
By what, having Fred McGriff hit right handed?!
February 28th, 20115:08 pm
’scoots…where have you been hiding? Welcome back! Was that your Gremlin parked behind the Pink Pony last night?
Has it ever occured to you DAP that perhaps the Phillies got THAT MUCH better than the Braves around the same time of the trade (you know…. adding Oswalt and getting Utley and Rollins back playing together?), that caused the difference in the “first half/second half” records for the Braves?
Before the Escobar trade, the Braves were 7-5 against the beat up, “Oswalt-less” Phillies. Having last played them with Escobar on the roster on July 7th.
Then the Braves went 1-5 against them down the stretch when the Phillies were at full strength. Then the Braves played the Giants better/closer than the Phillies and the Rangers did in the post-season.
So yes, I’m willing to grasp (despite record) that the Braves team might have been “better”, yet not had as high of a winning percentage.
Braves went 8-10 against Phillies. 7-5 with Escobar.
Against Philly as a Brave last year? .212/.235/.242/.488, 0 HR and 3 RBI.
So again. Escobar had VERY LITTLE to do with helping beat the Phillies.
Do you honestly believe that the team (bullpen wise, the way Lowe was pitching and the lineup) was better (before Chipper, Medlen and Prado went down), than the team that broke camp?
I’m just asking the question. You want to mock my “ignore the record” statement. But I honestly felt better about the team after the trade, after they traded for D-Lee, after Nate wasn’t in the lineup anymore, after Kimbrel was up for good and after Kawakami was MIA.
If you think that the TEAM (save Glaus) was better before the all-star break, you’re fooling yourself.
February 28th, 20115:09 pm
So the mlb at bat 11 app is out I have a Droid is it worth the $ ?
February 28th, 20115:11 pm
Yikes, it got nasty outside quick. Not looking forward to the commute home.
February 28th, 20115:12 pm
“i havent seen you say that yet. either way, im not posting again on the issue. really. :- )” DAP
“Sorry. Looked at the date of the trade wrong on Yunel’s game log on baseball reference’s site. I thought it was June 30’s. It was July 11th. So all of my numbers given are up to June 30th only.” N8 @ 3:37
That was the first one. Not going to look up the others.
Why are ya’ll picking on me? Remember that whatever happens in Hotlanta stays in Hotlanta.
February 28th, 20115:13 pm
Hu, thanks, abwright! Yeah, the vision thing was some scary stuff. It was really scary the first time (2009), ’cause nobody really knew what was going on…for a while, I thought that home run he hit on my b-day would be his last…
But, that should all be done with now. I really hope it is for millions of reasons, obviously, but one reason is that he’s been saying in every interview/article in which he’s been asked about it that his eyes are all better—cann you imagine how he’d feel if he had another relapse? Boy-oh-boy…
February 28th, 20115:16 pm
P-Town Brave ©
I fear they would find us…they always do
February 28th, 20115:18 pm
And what would you consider nasty?
February 28th, 20115:21 pm
Sever thunderstorm warning…oh man, only thing I hate about this time of year!
And that alert buzzer that plays over the TV and radio? Just about the most frightening sound known to mankind.
February 28th, 20115:22 pm
Hope you have a safe drive home!
Dad’s gotta drive home, too…
February 28th, 20115:25 pm
McFann … given how BMac finished last season and with the caffeine thing that was figured out recently (?), I think his eye problems are probably a thing of the past. He may not be as good as he was when he first came up. But, he’s probably not going to see a sudden, sharp decline.
Ok…so it snowed 3 inches Friday night….warmed up to 40 Sat and rained to wash the snow away…then Sunday night rained about 2 inches and then cooled off enough to provide freezing rain early morning today and then changed to snow and snowed a bit…
February 28th, 20115:26 pm
hope everyone in Georgia stays safe today those storms look rough.
IF we were truly all Braves fans on here (which we obviously AREN’T), why wouldn’t we all just be rooting for AG to have a good year, regardless of WHY we got him. Is it just a mental exercise to show how BAD the Braves’ managerial decisions were or what? (Which I DON’T agree with at all!)
February 28th, 20115:28 pm
My windowless office has all the charisma of a storm shelter. Will be out to good use today, I think.
I still say the Braves were idiots for trading Joe Torre for Orlando Cepeda. And don’t get me started on the Felix Millan trade.
February 28th, 20115:29 pm
Did I see earlier that you were heading for FL within the next 10 days or so? We’re gonna be in the stands on the 9th & 10th of March, soooooo……if you manage that…..would be nice to meet you and your family.
February 28th, 20115:32 pm
If McLouth hits 280 with 25 HRs and 20 SB and stays consistant all year, 10 million would be a bargain if he could repeat in 2012. If Schafer’s ready, sure, you wouldn’t pick it up, but otherwise, 10 mill for those type numbers would be ok IMO.
February 28th, 20115:33 pm
I agree. And I’m the conductor of the “BMac is NOT in Decline” train! He’s gonna bounce back this season (though he doesn’t need to do as much bouncing back as other players have had/will have to do). I’m not looking for 2006 numbers, but I don’t think 2008 numbers are too far out of reach…
with the caffeine thing that was figured out recently (?)
They figgered that out in…June, I think. So this year will be completely caffeine-free, I think. Also, he was saying in an interview with John Smoltz that he also thinks it took his eyes about a year to fully adjust to the lasik redo that he had in October, 2009—to “get back in sync”, I think is what he said…He didn’t seem to have that trouble when he had the first surgery in 2007, but maybe that’s ’cause he got both eyes done…
February 28th, 20115:35 pm
Oh…int’resting…weather’s a crazy thing…
Thanks! Yeah, I’m not lookin’ forward to this…
Thunderstorms: They’re what Hail Marys are for.
Me and my gf will be in Orlando for a couple days, but we aren’t leaving til the evening of the 10th so I will be trying to go to the game on the 12th, and then I will be following the team down to Jupiter to see them play the 14th and 15th.
February 28th, 20115:36 pm
Anyone see the golf match yesterday w/ all the hail and everything…
Yeah, crazy stuff indeed this time of year…
February 28th, 20115:38 pm
Here’s the rain…
February 28th, 20115:40 pm
One early spring training game does not a season or a comeback make – but in McClouth’s case just a few bad ones couldve destroyed any chance he had to do so
So it’s nice to see McClouth have a good positive all-around game early on. Something to get his confidence up
As for the whole Escobar arguement – It’s moot. He was mishandled and became isolated and alienated. In other words, no matter how good he was or might be – he was gonna be valueless to this organization.
To another team, he might be more valuable than Gonzo. To us, Gonzo is more valuable, even if Gonzo is in fact quite medicore (and even if Escobar were to become a perennial All-Star).
For what it’s worth, I think Gonzo isnt bad value for the money, thougjh that sub-.300 career OBP is quite wretched
February 28th, 20115:42 pm
Well, shoot! We met some of the NICEST people from the Braves chat room we were in back in the early 90’s in Atlanta. Was hoping maybe we could start doing that again but we’ll be leaving after the game on the 10th, headed back home. Hope you and your g/f enjoy the trip as much as we expect to!
February 28th, 20115:44 pm
Yeah, I’m hoping so too…and I’m hoping that I’ll get maybe a couple autographs or so sitting behind the Braves dugout in Jupiter
February 28th, 20115:45 pm
We even had one of the gals from the chat room living with us for a while during her job hunt in Atlanta. Like I said…..a BUNCH of nice people.
February 28th, 20115:46 pm
mcfann, it was pretty bad here in Tennessee today also..I’m also not a fan of these storms
For what it’s worth, N8 is correct about Yunel.
Yunel had an adjusted OPS of 71 during his stint with the Braves in 2010.
Gonzo’s 83 looks (and is) terrible when you compare it with the 112 he posted in Toronto. But it’s a clear bump bettet than Yunel was in Atlanta
Now, Escobar was better in Toronto than Gonzo was in Atlanta – but that aint relevent (he was also worse than Gonzo had been in Toronto)
Actually a pretty good post, BUT…
You and the masses keep butchering Nate’s last name…
For a refresher,
Its MCLOUTH (one C)
February 28th, 20115:47 pm
Sure hope it doesn’t get TOO bad, there. My daughter’s previous house was hit twice by lightning, so she panics when the weather gets too bad. Plus, her two rescued greyhounds go nuts, too!
February 28th, 20115:48 pm
Eesh…yeah, I don’t mind rain, but when you add hail and tornado watches/warnings to the mix, I get VERY uneasy…
February 28th, 20115:53 pm
Yikes! We had a tree right behind our fence get hit by lightening 8 or 9 years ago…the bolt traveled along the fence and blew out of the ground in two different places—and blew out our AC. In May. One funny thing, though, is the impact caused our Dad’s hand-held Wheel-of-Fortune game to turn on…unfortunately, that thing never did work right again…
But have mercy, that was the LOUDEST clap of thunder I’ve ever heard/care to hear…
February 28th, 20115:55 pm
We had a tornado pass within 100 yards of our house while living in Chicago. Did enough damage that we got a new roof and a new garage door out of the storm, but I would have rather not had it happen at all. Scary scary stuff.
Ripped trees out, pushed my garage door (tracks and all) in about 5 feet up against my wife’s car, and rolled my giant bbq grill about 30 feet across my wooden deck.
February 28th, 20115:57 pm
I’m so scared to DEATH of those things! Can’t even watch The Wizard of Oz…
February 28th, 20116:01 pm
Chipper’s my favorite Brave, by far. I think he’s the perfect mold for a pure baseball player. I have twin boys,7, one’s a switch hitter(and a very good one). He’s tries to do everything just like Chipper. Even has the same trot when he hits one deep. All that said, i just really wished he would say either “i’m good, or I’m not”. I hate the “i’m sore, but i’m good” stuff, trying to give himself an out.
February 28th, 20116:02 pm
I’ve only skimmed the posts today so may be late or repetitive in this comment – Escobar had to go for the almighty “team chemistry” thing; he didn’t fit in the clubhouse and was driving Bobby Cox and the other coaches crazy; AND he was terrible for the first half of the season. So bringing in Alex Gonzalez got rid of the distractions we occasionally read about and didn’t hurt the team offensively or defensively (there’s no way to know if Escobar would have had his 2nd-half numbers had he stayed in Atlanta) last year even though he was a bit of a disappointment. He has big upside this year if he only plays to his average/typical level. Either way, nothing to be concerned about……Worry about center field if you want, or the back end of the bullpen, or certainly the Phillies….but not our shortstop.
February 28th, 20116:04 pm
” dunno why I even bother, but really, whats maddening is your lack of any knowledge whatsoever when it comes to certain aspects of the game…
By what, having Fred McGriff hit right handed?!”
I dunno – maybe the way the Marlins did – after all they had the same ump and they were handled it
February 28th, 20116:08 pm
What are your thoughts on mlb at bat 11 is it worth the $ I have a droid incredible. I do not have the mlb.tv subscription.
Last thoughts on Yunel – I’d give a lot more credence to the idea that he was bad in the clubhouse if that came from someone other than idiot Cox and/or his cronies
Not that it matters
thanks to Cox, Yunel was ruined as far as playing for this organization.
Be thankful we got anything for him – he was worthless to us
Gonzo aint much – but he is many times what Esco was worth to us, or ever couldve been worth to us
If Esco turns out to be good for someone else – good for them
February 28th, 20116:09 pm
February 28th, 20116:10 pm
Quick thoughts after readings some blog-mania….
Alex Gonzalez is a professional, and that’s something Escobar just never exhibited. Gonzalez is not as talented at the plate, but is more consistent in the field over the course of his career. He’ll make a nice tandem with Uggla up the middle. If he hits .255 with 15-20 bombs this year, it’s a bargain.
If McLouth bounces back and is the McLouth of old… You absolutely exercise his option and bring him back, or trade him before the start of next season. You have to think that next season will see a bit of roster turnover with Delgado and Teheran knocking on the MLB door. So there will be room in the budget to pickup the McLouth option. I suppose the other option is to explore free agency, or go with Jordan. But with our recent history of futility in the outfield, I’d very reluctant to let McLouth go if he has a great year. If he does have that kind of year, I think we’ll have a great shot at those Phillies.
February 28th, 20116:11 pm
From the previous blog which had 1,251 comments, nolie led the way with 87 posts. There were 144 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:
Rank Poster Frequency
1 nolie 87
2 BFChris26 79
3 Tomahawkin 71
4 Ward 62
5 abwright 46
6 Lew 44
7 Brava 40
8 cabravesfan 38
9 N8 33
10 David O’Brien 32
11 JHey’s better 32
12 Murph 32
13 Mixxo 31
14 Bat Masterson 30
15 Moe Berg 25
16 jeffrey d 25
17 BravesFanChris26 23
18 Venice Jim 23
19 haggard 23
20 Bay Area Steve 22
21 No, really… 21
22 Trey 20
23 MIBravesFan 17
24 Playoffs!!!! 17
25 Soph 17
At least now the Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been “reduced” to a Significant Weather Advisory…
February 28th, 20116:12 pm
I didn’t even make the Top 25? Wow…I’m slipping, slipping, slipping…
February 28th, 20116:20 pm
McFann, ever watched the show Storm Chasers? I’m totally obsessed with twisters now after our close call. Check out the show (on Discovery)… it’s like a horror movie for people who are scared of tornadoes.
Scariest part of it was how quickly it happened. Put my baby to bed upstairs, came down, went into my office to check the weather on the computer, and it went from stormy to the apocalypse in about 20 seconds. Website came up, power went out, house started shaking before I even realized what happened. Ran upstairs, grabbed my kiddo out of the crib, and got down to the basement bathroom in record time.
February 28th, 20116:23 pm
I’m dedicating one to RG too but I have a feeling it may be used as a weapon. Soph
Shucks. I appreciate it. Plenty of good people to throw it at.
February 28th, 20116:26 pm
That’s so frightening…yikes, I mean…I don’t even really have words for how scary that is…Glad you were alright!
Don’t know if I could watch that show…I prob’ly wouldn’t be able to sleep for a week-and-a-half…
February 28th, 20116:29 pm
Yeah, it was scary indeed… and it was an F1 tornado. Can’t imagine being in the path of F5… say a prayer, get in the bathtub, and just wait to see if it’s your time or not.
Good to see the Bravos getting DOUBLE PITS TO CHESTY with it already!
February 28th, 20116:35 pm
after reading many of the posts I have a few questions:
-are people still debating the Yunel trade? Seriously?
-did McLouth look comfortable hitting? Did he actually throw to a base to try and get an advancing runner out? A productive Nate would be huge, absolutely huge for the Bravos.
-why do people question DOB’s work ethic? The beat reporters put in the hours and work constantly. The blog is not DOB’s day job though it should be a huge plus on his resume. Best blog in baseball. I also learned that if I want to see if DOB is reading the blog I could ask (it would be tongue in cheek from me) – does DOB ever work 3 days in a row? Another vacation for DOB, etc., etc.
Enjoy the blog people and stop being so greedy. great point by Carroll I think with people blogging during the work day (hopefully at their lunch) asking why DOB isn’t here at their beck and call when the bloggers are supposed to be working themselves.
February 28th, 20116:48 pm
Carroll thanks for the blog.
February 28th, 20116:49 pm
ok all my stuff from today should be up….time for a big fat hamburger at the Ale House…..YUM
February 28th, 20116:59 pm
Amazing article about the transition from cox to freddi. Really highlights just how classy an organization the braves are. HIGHLY recommend reading this.
February 28th, 20117:05 pm
Entertaining blog today. Several good one liners and a few good short stories. Looks like several are warming up for the regular season. Go Braves.
February 28th, 20117:06 pm
I’m just happy they called the article A ‘different’ world for Braves this spring
February 28th, 20117:14 pm
thank you SO much for the link to that article. Gotta admit when I saw “espn.go.com” I GROANED (don’t LIKE espn ANYTHING usually!), but that really was a great article. Thanks, again.
February 28th, 20117:20 pm
This is an excellent story by ESPN’s Jayson Stark on the managerial transition from Bobby to Fredi http://es.pn/eTNIEy
Gray/black/pink/green tinted sky, 50 mph wind gusts, and a butt load of rain. Throw in tornado warnings and a few hail stones too.
February 28th, 20117:23 pm
I love a big storm, but not driving through it….yikes.
February 28th, 20117:38 pm
McFann, hope your dad made it home okay.
Thanks for the posts of the link to the Jayson Stark article. Very good read.
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