With Salazar hospitalized, McCann playing with heavy heart

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – As we sit here watching the rain fall on the tarp covering the infield at Champion Stadium, Brian McCann is trying to do his job – he was here early to hit in the covered batting cages – while his heart and mind are elsewhere.

Luis Salazar

Luis Salazar

The catcher is thinking about Luis Salazar, the Braves minor-league manager and big league spring-training coach who’s laid up at Orlando Regional Medical Center, with multiple facial fractures and a damaged left eye that doctors were trying to save as of last night.

McCann hit the hard foul ball that struck Salazar in the left side of the face as he stood on the top step of the dugout in the first inning of Wednesday’s game against St. Louis. It knocked him out, and he fell several feet and landed face-first on the dugout floor.

The Braves and Cardinals play again today at 1:05 p.m.

It was a frightening scene Wednesday, one that Braves players, coaches and fans seated nearby will likely never forget. McCann left the game and went to the hospital to be with Salazar, who was said to have been unconscious for about 20 minutes, coming to and breathing on his own again while he was being airlifted to the downtown Orlando hospital.

He had facial surgery on Wednesday night and was to have more surgery today.

“It’s a crazy, crazy thing that happened,” McCann said this morning. “So unfortunate. Just pray for recovery. Yesterday was a tragic day.”

McCann is scheduled to return to the lineup on Friday, manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

Players and coaches described a gruesome scene in the dugout Wednesday, where Salazar lay motionless, bleeding from his mouth, nose and the side of his face, as he was attended to by medics and trainers.

During the 14-minute delay in the game, some Braves admitted they feared the worst. There was genuine concern among some that Salazar might be dead.

A state trooper came into the clubhouse a short while later to let McCann know that Salazar had resumed breathing on his own and regained consciousness in the helicopter. McCann was asked today if he was relieved when he heard that.

“A little bit,” he said. “Once I got down [to the hospital] and they did the brain scan – there’s not going t o be any brain damage, and that was … it’s so lucky. I mean, the way it hit and the way he hit [the dugout floor], my heart just sunk, and it was just …

“I’ve never had that feeling before in my life, and it’s something I don’t ever want to experience again.”

Salazar played 13 seasons in the major leagues.

Salazar played 13 seasons in the major leagues.

McCann stayed with the Salazars – Luis, his wife and 31-year-old son – at the hospital for about two hours Wednesday. And from the look on McCann’s face and his tone as he spoke quietly this morning about the scene, you could tell that it was unsettling.

Salazar was responsive to doctor’s questions, and brain damage has been ruled out, but the 54-year-old former major leaguer was not able to converse with McCann.

“It was good to go in and speak to him for a second,” McCann said. “He knew I was there. You just pray for the best. There’s nothing else you can do. Just a helpless feeling. I’m thinking about his family, his kids and wife.

“I just basically told them I’m sorry this happened, and let them know I’m here and I’m praying. It’s just such a … it’s upsetting, for sure.”

The Braves, as of 10:45 a.m., haven’t given an update on Salazar’s condition. Some players heard rumors that the high-Class A Lynchburg manager, in his first season in the Braves organization, could possibly lose the vision in his left eye. But it’ll probably be a couple of days, at least, before doctors determine the severity of the eye damage.

McCann did not describe anything about Salazar’s appearance. McCann feels awful, that much is clear.

“It just puts everything in perspective,” he said. “We’re playing a game….

“I’m just so thankful there’s not brain damage, and he’s going to be able to walk away from it.”

Immediately after the incident, he walked over to the dugout, where players were standing in the dugout and just outside it, all waiting and hoping that Salazar would move or show some responsiveness to the medics attending to him. He never did.

Braves Chipper Jones and Rodrigo Lopez said it was the worst injury they’d ever seen in baseball, and this morning first-base coach Terry Pendleton told me it was the worst he’d seen, too.

“I was two inches from Vince Coleman when he got run over by the tarp, but there was no blood,” Pendelton said, referring to an infamous injury when they played for St. Louis.

Wednesday there was a lot of blood, and a uniformed colleague unresponsive, not moving for 5, 10, 14 minutes….

“You feel helpless,” McCann said. “It’s a sickening feeling that you get.”

A reporter asked McCann this morning if he might seek out St. Louis slugger Lance Berkman, who was with Houston years ago when he hit a line drive that struck Braves pitcher Horacio Ramirez in the forehead. Just to see if Berkman had any advice.

“This is a little bit different,” McCann said. “Horacio was speaking after it happened. I can’t wait to be able to speak to [Salazar]. Just pray for a speedy recovery, and pray for the best.

“The way the ball hit him and the way he hit the ground, it’s just very, very lucky. I’m thankful and everyone’s thankful that there’s no brain damage.”.

♣ Roster cuts today: The Braves will make their first round of roster cuts this morning, at least a dozen players including most or all of the top young pitching prospects. Guys like Arodys Vizcaino, Brett Oberholtzer and maybe Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado will likely be cut, not because they haven’t looked good – they have – but because they’re not going to make this team out of camp, and they need to start getting more innings and preparing for the minor league season.

Now that Braves starters are up to four innings, the innings are hard to come by in major league games. The big-league club doesn’t need those young arms as much as they need to start getting stretched out (the starters, at least) and ready for their season.

By the way, it’ll also be a welcome relief to not have so many players in the dugout. With more than 50 in the dugout during the first two weeks of Grapefruit League games, it’s impossible for everyone to sit during games.

More players than usual crowd around that top step of the dugout. Not that that was a factor in Wednesday’s incident, because even during the regular season it’s common for players and coaches to watch from the top step of the dugout, to lean against the railing and watch the game from there.

Braves lineup

  1. Prado LF

    Peter Moylan is planned guest for the blog before noon today, after the Aussie reliever is done with his workout.

    Peter Moylan is planned guest for the blog before noon today, after the Aussie reliever is done with his workout.

  2. Gonzalez SS
  3. Heyward RF
  4. Uggla 2B
  5. Freeman 1B
  6. Ross C
  7. Mather 3B
  8. WRamirez CF
  9. Lowe RH

Peter Moylan on this MIB blog today OK, the Aussie reliever told me this morning that he’s still a go for our live session on the blog this morning. He will hopefully get up here to the pressbox at some point between 11 a.m. and noon, after he’s finished with his bullpen session and weightlifting (he’s not pitching in today’s game – if there is a game, that is. It’s still raining.)

Get your questions ready for Pete.

Let’s close with a cut from the mighty Clash, and you can check it out here.


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“GUNS OF BRIXTON” by The Clash

When they kick out your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting in death row

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you’ll have to answer to
Oh, Guns of Brixton

The money feels good
And your life you like it well
But surely your time will come
As in heaven, as in hell

You see, he feels like Ivan
BORN under the Brixton sun
His game is called survivin’
At the end of the harder they come

You know it means no mercy
They caught him with a gun
No need for the Black Maria
Goodbye to the Brixton sun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you’ll have to answer to
Oh-the guns of Brixton

When they kick out your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
And even shoot us
But oh- the guns of Brixton

Shot down on the pavement
Waiting in death row
His game was survivin’
As in heaven as in hell

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you’ll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton
Oh, the guns of Brixton
Oh, the guns of Brixton
Oh, the guns of Brixton
Oh, the guns of Brixton

1,185 comments Add your comment

Richard Simmons

March 10th, 2011
11:18 am

Get well soon Luis!!

DC Braves Fan

March 10th, 2011
11:22 am

justin1

March 10th, 2011
11:23 am

Obviously, the man’s health is way more important. But I hope this doesnt stick with McCann and cause him to have a bad year.

SC Ace

March 10th, 2011
11:24 am

If Moylan ever got to hit, what would his song be?

Does he want to be a closer someday?

Does he forsee a long-term future in the game here or does he intend to retire back in Oz?

mclOUTh

March 10th, 2011
11:24 am

so close to first

fauxfrankwren

March 10th, 2011
11:25 am

Coopers or Tooeys?

mclOUTh

March 10th, 2011
11:25 am

When Moy comes in the sound guys should play “I Come From a Land Down Under”….doesn’t that just make sense?

bravofan

March 10th, 2011
11:25 am

wow can’t wait for Peter thanks DOB!!!

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:26 am

Blog updated with lineup and some photos. Check it out again now.

archie

March 10th, 2011
11:26 am

I was at the game. Not sure what timepiece DOB was using, but it was more than a 14 minute game delay. It took 20 for the ambulance to arrive, and another 5-10 to resume play.

Eric

March 10th, 2011
11:26 am

3rd. Go Braves

markie mark

March 10th, 2011
11:27 am

I think McCann will be ok when he can talk to Luis…until then, I expect him to be distracted somewhat……

Dylan

March 10th, 2011
11:28 am

Does he listen to Beast Of Bourbon or anything else by Tex Perkins?

What has his favorite Braves moment been?

Who was his baseball hero growing up in Australia?

Thrillhouse44

March 10th, 2011
11:28 am

Glad the Salazar injury wasn’t any worse than it is. He’ll certainly be able to adjust to only having vision in one eye. Sometimes life is the true game of inches.

Smack

March 10th, 2011
11:33 am

Moy: I hear Toohey’s are quite refreshing? Favorite Aussie brew? And what the heck, what has fit your fancy here in the states as far as brews go?

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:33 am

I was at the game. Not sure what timepiece DOB was using, but it was more than a 14 minute game delay. It took 20 for the ambulance to arrive, and another 5-10 to resume play. — archie

The announcement made in the pressbox was officially a 14-minute delay. Should I scrap that and go with your estimate?

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:34 am

Tarp’s off the field here at Disney’s Dark Star.

jp

March 10th, 2011
11:35 am

I think letting Mccann have a few days off away from baseball might do him some good. Let him go to the beaches and take his mind off the injury. This is just too soon to go back to doing the same things that got you emotionally unhealthy. It’s like a bank robber who gets shot in the morning goes back to robbing banks in the afternoon.

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:37 am

Moylan’s IN THE HOUSE. Let’ s do this.

Steve

March 10th, 2011
11:38 am

Hey Moylo, what do you like about Atlanta? I know you’re not living there year round but I’m curious what you dig about your in-season city. Any favorite places, other things to do around town? Favorite tattoo shop? :)

ryan c

March 10th, 2011
11:38 am

Brian is such a great guy. I could see him becoming a spokesperson for the MLBPA on some sort of screen protection for the dugouts. In my opinion, this is way past due and hopefully this incident solidifies the thought that something needs to be done.

Dylan

March 10th, 2011
11:40 am

What up Moylan!

Palbert Ujols

March 10th, 2011
11:40 am

Pete — I tried to regale you with my fine-tuned Aussie accent the past couple games, but kept losing track of you…WATTA FAHST AWSSIE!!!

Rustlers

March 10th, 2011
11:40 am

Hey Moylo! Thanks for coming on. How prevalent is baseball in Australia? How did you get into baseball in the first place?

TomahawkChoppin in the AUG

March 10th, 2011
11:41 am

Moylan just wanted to tell you that you are the best ground ball specialist we’ve had since ‘ole Brad Clontz. Keep up the good work, slamming the door in the sixth or seventh. Can you tell us what you latest prank was?

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:42 am

Questions for the Aussie (from Bayou Brave)

How does this year’s bullpen stack up against last year’s bullpen (one month into ST)?
MOYLAN: I would say that obviously losing Wags is going to be huge. But the veteran presence that we have replaced him with — obviously you can’t replace what he did on the field, but the veteran presence that we’ve got now, plus I think Kimbrel is going to have a break-out season, I think we’re going to be good.

How often do the guys in the bullpen remind Eddie Perez that he screams like a girl (See Tim Hudson / Scream video)

MOYLAN: About as often as he reminds us that he was the ‘99 NLCS MVP.

Is Paul Hogan on any currency in Australia?

Yes, and we ride kangaroos to school.

Do the relievers have any ongoing competitions outside of baseball?

No. Obviously there’s competitiveness everywhere you look, but not just with the relievers, the whole club. Whether it be cards, hair or weight. That keeps us sane.

Krentist

March 10th, 2011
11:42 am

On a scale of 1 to hell yes, how likely is it that you well get a Charlie Sheen tattoo?

P-Town Brave ©

March 10th, 2011
11:42 am

Thanks for letting us know about the new blog DAVID… :-)

BTW, I guess the name didn’t pop right quick, but now I have a good idea who Salazar is…and I actually have that baseball card pictured on the right there…

If I recall correctly, he was a pretty solid base stealer and he played some great 3b for the Cubs on their division winning team in the late 80’s.

ryan c

March 10th, 2011
11:42 am

Moylan, I’ve read your story that Bowman did on you and found it fascinating. You continue to be one of my favorite Braves due to your loosey goosey mentality. You see truly appreciative to get paid to play baseball.

I have a philosophy in life to never judge someone by his/her actions when that person is under the age of 22. Was the Florida incident more along the lines of you just being dumb and young, or were you just in the wrong place at the wrong time? The story was a bit vague on the details, and I’m guessing that was purposeful.

Guy

March 10th, 2011
11:42 am

Who is your fav person to pull pranks on? BTW, named my fantasy team “Pete Moylan’s Tattoos” creepy right?

Andy

March 10th, 2011
11:43 am

hey Peter, glad you are spearheading the aussy movement in Major League Baseball. I went to school in Perth growing up (parents are missionaries to Indonesia and to a lesser extent Australia) although I’m originally from Georgia and a lifelong Brave. You couldnt have been picked up by a better team!

Make sure you teach Hanson & Kimbrel how to have a sense of humor, I think itll be good for them

Baseball Lawyer

March 10th, 2011
11:43 am

jp:

Worst.

Analogy.

Ever.

MZ

March 10th, 2011
11:44 am

Peter,
Do you and DOB see eye-to-eye on musical tastes? (By the way, on MLB The Show 2010, I’ve got your reliever music set to “Working This Job” by the Drive-By Truckers)

Arkansas Transplant

March 10th, 2011
11:44 am

Hello Moylan.

McFann Ô Ô

March 10th, 2011
11:44 am

OK, good, he’s here! Heading out quick (thanks for the new Blog, Chief! I’ll read it when I get home!)

Mr. Peter Moylen…here’s a drawing by one of our more esteemed members, Lew—it’s a drawing of you…he wanted me to post it for you (he’s VERY good):

http://s607.photobucket.com/albums/tt158/McFann_O/Snow%20Pictures%20from%20Lew/?action=view&current=MoylanOne.jpg

Orca Joe

March 10th, 2011
11:44 am

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve done in Atlanta traffic?

DC Mike

March 10th, 2011
11:45 am

So once they make cuts do those players still practice on the back fields at Dark Star or do they practice elsewhere? I am coming down for spring training next week and wanted to get a look at Teheran.

Allen

March 10th, 2011
11:45 am

Hey Moylan, who would win in a fight, crocodile dundee or Wolverine?

Andy

March 10th, 2011
11:45 am

Allen – Mad Max would beat dundee and wolverine

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:46 am

From abwright:

Us fans really only see the on-field day of a player. I’d be interested in the stupid stuff like getting to the ball park, preparations before a game. For a bullpen guy, what do they do while they’re waiting for the game to reach the late innings.

MOYLAN: You don’t want to know. Wait, he does want to know.

I leave home at the same time every day, 1:15 to get there at 2. Then I’ll grab a bite to eat, I’ll work out, I’ll shoot the proverbial for a while, and then it’s BP time.

As far as waiting for the late innings, you do whatever you can to keep yourself locked in. It’s pretty hard, though. Especially with my attention span. But deep down we’re a bunch of goofballs.

Also, for any pitcher, what do you do when things go wrong? Ball isn’t moving like you think. Strike zone isn’t what you think. How do you adjust?

You try not to adjust too much. You try to trust that it’ll be there the next time you go out. If you have a bad outing, you have to forget about it and move on basically. It’s the life of a reliever. You can’t dwell.

That’s why it sucks to be a starter. Because if you have a bad outing, you’ve got four days for it to marinate. Sweet three-inning piece, seven runs, and four days to remember it.

Wicked LaRussa

March 10th, 2011
11:46 am

What’s the strangest thing about the United States of America?

alimc

March 10th, 2011
11:46 am

i couldn’t imagine being in Brian’s shoes….so upsetting! :( good thing is Salazar is responsive. Hope to see a win today!

Baseball Lawyer

March 10th, 2011
11:47 am

Peter: What stadium has worst visiting Bullpen? And what stadium has the worst bullpen hecklers?

Mike in Canton

March 10th, 2011
11:47 am

Hey Pete! Thanks for stopping by! I was wondering how you and the players were adjusting to the differences in the Cox’s spring training drills as compared to Gonzales’ drills, as well as the overall differences in general with Gonzales taking the reins of the team.

Arkansas Transplant

March 10th, 2011
11:47 am

Moylan, did you ever think you’d be back in the states again pitching before your awesome showing in the WBC? What do you think contributed to your turn around most?

wheelz007

March 10th, 2011
11:48 am

Great stuff. This is going to be fun.

Thanks for joining in today Moylan!

AdirondackDave

March 10th, 2011
11:48 am

Thanks for doing this Pete and DOB — What are your favorite restaurants in the Atlanta area and what what do you like to eat when you go out?

archie

March 10th, 2011
11:48 am

Whatever you say Dave. You’re always right. You make that very clear with your condescending responses on your blog and on Twitter. We get it. You’re way above us.

wasthereapril121966

March 10th, 2011
11:48 am

DOB – What’s up publishing lyrics glorifying coke and using the f*** word ??

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:48 am

I’d be curious to hear Moylan on how he adjusted and learned to be a pitcher over the last five years. Obviously, he’s not throwing 95 mph anymore but he’s still been really successful, I’d assume from pitches like Dave. – Elonbrave

MOYLAN: That’s true. You’ve got to reinvent yourself every year. Success comes, but with the amount of video and scouting that’s out there, if you stick to certain patterns — unless you’re Mariano Rivera — they’re going to catch up to you. That’’s why adding a changeup, adding a slidestep, being able to throw three pitches from the slidestep … and next year I’ve decided to come back as a left-handed knuckeballer.

Lew

March 10th, 2011
11:49 am

Pete-If you ever need a new tattoo design, I’d be happy to draw it for you.

bravesgirlnc

March 10th, 2011
11:50 am

Welcome Peter! Glad you chose to sign with the Braves a few years back!!

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:50 am

Moylan, did you ever think you’d be back in the states again pitching before your awesome showing in the WBC? What do you think contributed to your turn around most? — Arkansas Transplant

MOYLAN: No chance. I was a pharmaceutical rep and a weekend pitching hack. Now look at me….

Mudville Nine

March 10th, 2011
11:51 am

Peter,

Where did you adopt your dogs from? Did they pick up the Aussie accent from you??

Lester Miles

March 10th, 2011
11:52 am

Surprised to see profanity in this blog. Not surprised that the so called perverted artist would put it in his song because let’s face it most of them have no morals. However. for a blogger to include profanity in a sports blog that is read by children is inexcusable. I am sure the bottom feeders will attack me on this because they live off profanity, drugs and hatred. So now I guess this blog is open to morons using the F word and parents should restrict them from reading this blog. So sad.

bschro3000

March 10th, 2011
11:52 am

Peter – you are one of my favorite braves – i would like to know what your favorite places to hang out in Atlanta are? Are you getting recognized more around town?

Also – Dave – you dropped the F bomb in the clash song above . . . Cox media group may frown on that :)

Kat

March 10th, 2011
11:52 am

For Peter- Do you have things/experiences on your bucket list that you’d love to do before you die? If so can you share your top ones?

P-Town Brave ©

March 10th, 2011
11:52 am

Ahh…

Good Ole’ Knuckeball Schwartz :lol:

Joe Smoe

March 10th, 2011
11:52 am

Hey Pete, do you feel your success has had any effects on Australia’s passion for baseball?

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:53 am

Hey Pete! Thanks for stopping by! I was wondering how you and the players were adjusting to the differences in the Cox’s spring training drills as compared to Gonzales’ drills, as well as the overall differences in general with Gonzales taking the reins of the team. — Mike In Canton

MOYLAN: There’s not a lot of differences now. Everyone’s just getting their work in. it seems like a normal spring. It won’t be till games start that you notice any differences in the managing — the way they use the bullpen, the way they manage. It’ll be interesting to see. I’m excited.

Lew

March 10th, 2011
11:53 am

LH Knuckleballer? Guess I could reverse the image instead of drawing a new piece.

Arkansas Transplant

March 10th, 2011
11:54 am

Keep up the good work. Awesome no homer streak in ‘09. Thanks for the reply.

ncscoots

March 10th, 2011
11:54 am

Geez, what kind of changeup do you throw from that arm-angle of yours, LOL? Palm ball or something?

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:54 am

Peter What stadium has worst visiting Bullpen? And what stadium has the worst bullpen hecklers?Baseball Lawyer

MOYLAN: Worst visiting bullpen by location is San Diego, by far. Not only are you on the field of play, but you can only sit on metal benches that face the right fielder, the whole game. So you get a crick in your neck. The worst hecklers are in San Fran.

justin1

March 10th, 2011
11:57 am

Moylan, how bad did Larry Wachs piss you off today on The Regular Guys Show by insinuating you were from England?

Also, do you have yachts on the reg?

bschro3000

March 10th, 2011
11:57 am

Lester Miles – it was a cut and past accident – lay off it.

Allen

March 10th, 2011
11:57 am

Peter, who do you like better Mark Bowman or David O’Brien?

Scooter

March 10th, 2011
11:57 am

Mr. Moylan, do you have a favorite restaurant in the ATL…

And, did Marcus Giles really go slump busting at Peachtree Tavern?

Melissa

March 10th, 2011
11:57 am

Peter, are you going to start blogging again? I just saw your site the other day and caught up, but I’d love to see some spring training entries!

abwright

March 10th, 2011
11:58 am

Peter … thanks for answering my question. I hope you (and the Braves) have a fabulous season.

Arkansas Transplant

March 10th, 2011
11:58 am

Moylan, just wanted to tell you. Your an example of someone not giving up on their dream and proving you can do anything with hard work and motivation. And do you really use the word “bloke” with your teammates?

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
11:59 am

Peter, who do you like better Mark Bowman or David O’Brien? Allen

MOYLAN: It’s a tie. It’s like what do you like, cat poop or dog poop?

Guy

March 10th, 2011
11:59 am

Whats that smell???

Greg in TN

March 10th, 2011
11:59 am

No question for you Peter, just a thank you for visiting the blog and best wishes and a lot of tasty vegemite for you in 2011. Good luck to you and Go Braves!

CraZyTRaDeMaN

March 10th, 2011
11:59 am

When you were a pharmaceutical salesman did you ever lose hope of getting another shot?

Mudville Nine

March 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

Is it in the official MLB rule book that vegemite cannot be smeared on the under bill of your cap, and have you ever considered this pitch and calling it the “Thunder from Down Under”??

Mike in Canton

March 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

Thanks for the great responses Pete! Good luck to you and the rest of the team this year! We can’t wait for you guys to bring the NL East title back to its rightful place in Atlanta this year!

Arkansas Transplant

March 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

MOYLAN: It’s a tie. It’s like what do you like, cat poop or dog poop?

Priceless.

BravePack

March 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

P-Town

I’ve been meaning to talk to you about that…watching RAW this past week made me miss the guys from a couple years ago and miss how good it was. I was laughing my azz off watching Austin spill and dump beer everywhere and I told my kids the same thing. My son says he wished Austin would be back for good and I told him he can’t wrestle because he hurt his neck. Is this true as I remember hearing this from years past? Dude if you’re hearing both Austin and Rock are coming back that is huge news.

bruce

March 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

Peter, do you get extra-juiced when you face Ryan Zimmerman in DC since he broke your incredible record for no-home runs given up? What was it more than a year not including your time out for TJ surgery recovery?

Baseball Lawyer

March 10th, 2011
12:00 pm

Thanks Pete! Continue Kicking &@#!

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
12:01 pm

Hey Pete, do you feel your success has had any effects on Australia’s passion for baseball? – Joe Smoe

MOYLAN: I hope so. The more and more guys we get to the big leagues, the more interest brews, I guess.

justin1

March 10th, 2011
12:01 pm

Moylan, when you win the World Series this year are you going to have yachts on the reg?

Kat

March 10th, 2011
12:01 pm

By the way, my question wasn’t meant to be morbid. Wondering from someone who’s professionally successful, what more they’d love to do with their life.

Fish Bisch

March 10th, 2011
12:01 pm

I’m rooting for you Moylan. You’re my favorite pitcher out of the pen.

BravePack

March 10th, 2011
12:02 pm

Peter

Huge Sevendust fan here and I know they are one of your favorites. You still friends with them and when was last time you saw them live? What other hard rock bands are your favorite?

Fish Bisch

March 10th, 2011
12:02 pm

Have you ever heard of some fans reaching for their Moylanta?

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
12:02 pm

For Peter- Do you have things/experiences on your bucket list that you’d love to do before you die? If so can you share your top ones?Kat

MOYLAN: Skydiving. I’d like to really take cooking lessons, like have a good French chef spend every day for a week teaching me how to cook.

bruce

March 10th, 2011
12:03 pm

Lew, great print… for the knuckle, would need to add laces to the ball? Is your dog Orca or is he/she sitting on orca? Thanks for sharing! that is quite the mound of snow next to your house, is that what has fallen off the roof or is there a mound of dirt under the snow?

Beef Pocoroba

March 10th, 2011
12:03 pm

what’s the best prank you’ve pulled? or the best one pulled on you?

alimc

March 10th, 2011
12:03 pm

Pete-have you ever thought about growing a beard like Brian Wilson’s? i wouldn’t mind that at all….

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
12:04 pm

Peter – you are one of my favorite braves – i would like to know what your favorite places to hang out in Atlanta are? Are you getting recognized more around town?bschro3000

MOYLAN: Less. I keep changing my look. I went from glasses with goatee to no glasses, to beard, shaved head, not shaved head … keeping you guys on your toes.

Joe Smoe

March 10th, 2011
12:04 pm

Did you get any new tat work over the off-season?

Nataleigh

March 10th, 2011
12:04 pm

What happened with the blog, Pete? And how goes the campaign to get the rest of the bullpen on Twitter?

Lew

March 10th, 2011
12:05 pm

bruce – NO that’s all snow. Orca sitting on Orca? Metaphysical, are we?

David O'Brien

March 10th, 2011
12:05 pm

Did you get any new tat work over the off-season? Joe Smoe

MOYLAN: Just some color to the right arm.

Moy's Boy Toy

March 10th, 2011
12:05 pm

Who is your favorite team mate to take showers with? Do the bullpen guys generally stick together in that regard as well. Or do you mix it up with the position players? Either way I bet its a smashing good time in there.

Allen

March 10th, 2011
12:05 pm

I would want to be the dog poop DOB, more respectable.

Lew

March 10th, 2011
12:06 pm

AS to the laces – I’m not a MLB hitter – can’t see the rotation.

BradInHuntsvegas

March 10th, 2011
12:06 pm

Hey Ozzie, what can you do about left-hand hitters? Start throwing a screwball? Go straight overhand?

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