Young, Hicks, Conrad make Braves’ 25-man roster

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – When Matt Young was told Sunday that he’d made the Braves’ opening-day roster, the undersized underdog was so surprised that he “kind of blacked out” and didn’t hear the rest of what manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

When infielder Brandon Hicks was told he’d made the roster, he was equally surprised and overjoyed.

When Gonzalez (left) told him he'd made the roster Sunday, Young (right) said he "kind of blacked out" from excitement and didn't hear the rest of what the Braves manager said.

When Gonzalez (left) told him he'd made the roster Sunday, Young (right) said he "kind of blacked out" from excitement and didn't hear the rest of what the Braves manager said. (Jason Getz photo/AJC)

Young and Hicks, two long-time Braves minors leaguers that few expected to make the opening-day roster a few weeks ago, came on strong late in camp and were rewarded with spots on the 25-man roster that will be officially announced after Sunday’s game against the Phillies.

Infielder Brooks Conrad was also brought back in the other of the three bench jobs that were undecided when spring training began.

That presumably means Joe Mather will be left off when the roster is announced, and placed on waivers since he’s out of minor-league options.

“I don’t have words to describe it,” Young said, after Gonzalez gave the news to the 5-foot-7 outfielder/second baseman. “I don’t even know. I called my folks [in Texas] and didn’t get an answer. I guess it’s too early. I’ll try to get ‘em after the game.

“Fredi told me and I kind of blacked out, like in [the movie] Old School. I kind of blacked out and couldn’t hear what he was saying.”

Hicks said, “I’m jacked up about it.”

Young hit .293 (12-for-41) with five RBIs, nine walks and only two strikeouts in 24 games before Sunday, for a .412 on-base percentage. He can play center field, making him the likely backup when Nate McLouth isn’t in the lineup.

Many thought that Young would be left off the roster because he bats left-handed and the Braves needed a right-handed bat. Joe Mather bats right-handed and was also out of minor-league options, but had a dismal spring, batting .140 (7-for-50) before Sunday.

“I think it helped that the last week or so, I faced a lot of lefties and was hitting them,” said Young, who hit .300 with 33 doubles, 30 stolen bases and a .380 OBP last season at Triple-A Gwinnett. “That had to have helped. I don’t know.”

He smiled and added, “I don’t even want to think about it.”

Hicks hit .333 (11-for-33) with three doubles, a homer and six RBIs in 24 spring games before Sunday, with a .389 OBP and .515 slugging percentage. A strong defensive player, Hicks’ offensive shortcomings were the only thing that kept him off the team in the past. Hitting coach Larry Parrish said Hicks has made adjustments — and it’s showed.

“I feel 100 times beter than last year, just confidence-wise and just feeling athletic at the plate,” Hicks said. “I’m working on staying through the ball and just getting ready a little bit earlier than I was last year.

“I’m feeling more athletic at the plate. Last year I was a little more tied up. I’m just feeling more confident in the batter’s box.’

Hicks flashed his usual good leather this spring, but it was his improved offense that won him a roster spot.

Hicks flashed his usual good leather this spring, but it was improved hitting that won him a roster spot.

Conrad didn’t have a good spring – five errors and a .220 batting average before Sunday – but his many late-innings hits in 2010 outweighed his spring and infamous defensive struggles in the last week of the 2010 season and the division series against San Francisco, after the infielder/pinch-hitter was thrust into a starting role due to injuries.

Conrad has played some games at first base in recent weeks, in part because the Braves wanted to see if they had others who could handle the role if Mather were left off the roster.

Claimed off waivers from St. Louis this winter, Mather was thought to be a lock for a bench job as a corner infielder/outfielder before spring training began. But Conrad, Young and Hicks making the team, it’s believed Mather will be left off the roster.

Mather has had a poor spring training, with seven hits, two extra-base hits (doubles), three RBIs, four walks and 13 strikeouts in 50 at-bats before Sunday. He had a .180 OBP and .218 slugging percentage.

♣ The final bullpen spot is expected to go to either Cristhian Martinez or injury-plagued veteran Scott Proctor, who has struggled mightily in some recent outings and could be released from the Braves if they don’t think he’s going to be effective.

Proctor missed most of the past two seasons while recovering from two elbow surgeries, and the Braves signed him to a split (major league/minor league) contract this winter that pays him $750,000 on a prorated basis for any time spent on the big-league roster.

He gets paid a smaller percentage of that for time in the minors. But if the Braves release him before a Monday deadline, they would only owe him 45 days’ termination pay, which is based on the major-league salary rate.

That means they would have to pay Proctor a little over one-quarter of his $750,000 salary if they cut him before Monday afternoon.

♣ Jurrjens update: Three days after leaving a start with a sore side, Jair Jurrjens felt good when he tested it today with some light throwing in the outfield. He will test it again with a bullpen session Monday, but GM Frank Wren said Jurrjens would have to pitch in a game of some kind before he’s penciled in to make a major league start.

The Braves are still hoping that Jurrjens will be ready to include on the opening-day roster and to pitch the sixth game of the season in what was to have been the debut of No. 5 starter Brandon Beachy. Beachy now will move up to the No. 4 slot to begin the season and debut in the fourth game of the season.

If the Braves decide to DL him, they will likely recall Mike Minor to make one or two spots until Jurrjens returns from the DL. But again, they are hoping that Jurrjens won’t need to be DL’d. He could be on the opening-day roster and then test his side in a minor league game in the first week of the season, and if he had any problems he could still be backdated to Friday, the day after his last Grapefruit League game.

♣ The Peachtree/FSS broadcast booth: Ron Gant and Brian Jordan are the two other former Braves (along with Tom Glavine, as I mentioned last week) who’ll be part of the TV broadcast booth for the first 20 games of 47 that Fox Sports South is producing for Peachtree TV.

That trio will take turns working with longtime Braves broadcaster Joe Simpson.

After they evaluate how things went on those first 20, a decision will be made about the remaining 27 games and which former Brave(s) will work with Simpson.

Glavine will do the bulk of those games with Simpson, and Gant or Jordan will fill in for a handful that Glavine doesn’t do. Chip Caray, Simpson’s partner on the 100-plus games carried by SportsSouth or Fox Sports South, will only work three of those first 20 FSS/Peachtree hybrid games with Simpson.

Simpson will continue as analyst when working with Caray, but will switch to play-by-play when working with Glavine, Jordan or Gant, with the former Braves filling the analyst chair for those games.

• Braves lineup today: 1. Prado LF, 2. McLouth CF, 3. Jones 3B, 4. Uggla 2B, 5. Heyward RF, 6. Hinske 1B, 7. Gonzalez SS, 8. Boscan C, 9. Kawakami

• Phillies lineup today: 1. Polanco 3B, 2. Castillo 2B, 3. Ibanez LF, 4. Howard 1B, 5. Victorino CF, 6. Francisco RF, 7. Ruiz C, 8. Valdez SS, 9. Holladay

Today’s broadcast: To avoid repeat of yesterday’s TV-broadcast confusion on the ol’ blog, today we’ve made certain with a team official: Today’s game is on on Fox Sports South (and MLB Network). It’s listed as SportSouth in some places and Fox Sports South in others, and after a night of e-mails exchanged between team and network reps, it was clarified.

♣ KK vs. Doc Halladay, Pt. II: Doesn’t it seem like ages ago when Kenshin Kawakami outpitched Roy Halladay? And if you recall, it wasn’t a night when Halladay had a rare bad start, either. He was pretty much typical Halladay.

It was May 22, 2009, a night game at Turner Field. Much attention was focused on the matchup, as a curious baseball world was still gauging Kawakami, who’d signed a three-year deal that winter and lost four of his first five decisions as a Brave.

Kawakami had pitched well in a ballyhooed (relatively speaking) spring-training matchup with Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka, which at the time was absolute headline-making stuff back in Japan, where the game was broadcast live.

Anyway, that night against the Blue Jays, Kawakami came into the game with a 2-5 record in seven starts, and the Braves had scored no runs while he was in three of them (the beginning of a long pattern, as we would soon realize).

He’d had three starts with seven or more strikeouts in his first seven games, and twelve days before the Toronto game, he faced the Phillies in their bandbox and allowed two runs and five hits in six innings, with six K’s.

Now came “Doc” and the Blue Jays into Atlanta, the first start against the Braves for the celebrated right-hander, whose only previous appearance against them was in relief a decade earlier.

Halladay pitched quite well against Kawakami and the Braves, allowing five hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven scoreless innings. But Kawakami pitched better,

The Japanese veteran limited the Blue Jays to three hits and no walks with seven strikeouts in eight scoreless innings for his second major-league win. On that night, his Atlanta future looked bright.

♣ OK, let’s get this posted. We’ll close with one of the best cuts off Arcade Fire’s Suburbs album. You can hear it here on this video.

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“City With No Children” by Arcade Fire

The summer that I broke my arm
I waited for your letter
I have no feeling for you now
Now that I know you better

I wish that I could have loved you then
Before our age was through
And before a world war does with us
Whatever it will do

Dreamt I drove home to Houston
On a highway that was underground
There was no light that we could see
As we listened to the sound of the engine failing

I feel like I’ve been living in
A city with no children in it
A garden left for ruin by a millionaire inside
Of a private prison

You never trust a millionaire
Quoting the sermon on the mount
I used to think I was not like them
But I’m beginning to have my doubts
My doubts about it

When you’re hiding underground
The rain can’t get you wet
Do you think your righteousness
Can pay the interest on your debt?
I have my doubts about it

I feel like I’ve been living in
A city with no children in it
A garden left for ruin by a millionaire inside
Of a private prison

I feel like I’ve been living in
A city with no children in it
A garden left for ruin by and by
As I hide inside
Of my private prison

1,720 comments Add your comment

kev

March 27th, 2011
12:57 pm

richbrave

March 27th, 2011
1:00 pm

Great to see organization kids getting jobs this year. They worked long and hard and deserve a shot.

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
1:03 pm

richbrave – They still have Hanley, who seems to be possessed when facing the Braves..

bravesfan1984

March 27th, 2011
1:04 pm

scott diamond didnt make the twins 25 man so i wander if the braves will take him back or work out a trade?

Dennis

March 27th, 2011
1:05 pm

It’s nice to see loyalty to well deserving players. Braves are a class act.

P'cola Brave

March 27th, 2011
1:06 pm

Polanco pops out to Prado

McFann Ô Ô

March 27th, 2011
1:07 pm

Matt Young made the team! Yay! :) Good quotes from him. Thanks for the new Blog, Chief!

richbrave

March 27th, 2011
1:07 pm

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
1:03 pm
richbrave – They still have Hanley, who seems to be possessed when facing the Braves..

Yeah, but if our half of their former dynamic duo does his thing in reverse, RAMIREZ is cancelled out. And at the worst, UGGS is not longer hitting against us. Much better than the situation we had when McLOUTH came to the BRAVES. We play the FISH three times as many games as the PIRATES.

P'cola Brave

March 27th, 2011
1:07 pm

Castillo pops out to Prado. Two down.

richbrave

March 27th, 2011
1:09 pm

Game time. Later.

Kat

March 27th, 2011
1:09 pm

If I didn’t know they were in Orlando I’d think this game was being played in Clearwater. Are there any Braves fans — I only see a Phillies shirts/hats everywhere.

P'cola Brave

March 27th, 2011
1:09 pm

Ibanez grounds out to uggla. 3 out

keylargo

March 27th, 2011
1:10 pm

3 up 3 down. Kawakami slotted #1 in opening day rotation.

McFann Ô Ô

March 27th, 2011
1:10 pm

Uga-Brave macc will bot hit a dime over .275.…he aint fred, he aint justice.

:roll: But you are right that he’s no Fred or Justice—He’s Brian McCann, 5-Time All-Star, 4-Time Silver Slugger. He’s his own man.

Tom O’Hawke Should I have said ‘make fewer posts’ to Trey?

Yes. ;)

Actually, the way in which you used “less” was the correct way…now, had you said, “Make less posts”, well, we might have to McBann you…

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
1:11 pm

Phillies go 1-2-3 in top of first.

Tomas

March 27th, 2011
1:12 pm

Kawakami had pin point control in the 1st inning.

BFChris26

March 27th, 2011
1:12 pm

Congrats to Young and Hicks. Should be an interesting bench of….

* Ross
* Hinkse
* Conrad
* Young
* Hicks

I also read that Brewers acquired Nyjer Morgan and that Braves have interest in Alberto Gonzalez from Nationals. Is the latter true?

Soph

March 27th, 2011
1:12 pm

Go ahead, Natey Nate.

Brava

March 27th, 2011
1:12 pm

Nate Dawg!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Venice Jim

March 27th, 2011
1:12 pm

Well struck double by Nate!!!

Poorbrave

March 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

Good picks..I was pulling for Rameriz, will he go to AAA? agree with richbrave they deserve it..Go Braves kicka@@!
Hope Martinez makes it….

Big Nick

March 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

Thanks David for all you do!

P'cola Brave

March 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

Great view of Nates swing. It looks so much better than last year.

Tomas

March 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

Mclouth should leadoff

Loogy

March 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

Radio link anyone? Game is blacked out

Mitchie-san

March 27th, 2011
1:13 pm

David O'Brien

March 27th, 2011
1:14 pm

Braves won’t announce 25-man roster until after game, not 2 p.m., because couple of players still hadn’t been told before game.

Venice Jim

March 27th, 2011
1:14 pm

The game is not being broadcast on either of the 2 Cleveland TN radio stations, so I am not sure…

Powder Blue (formerly "I Miss Ted Turner")

March 27th, 2011
1:15 pm

Love that commercial with Frank Wren and Jason Heyward.

Brava

March 27th, 2011
1:15 pm

I agree, Tomas.

Jerry

March 27th, 2011
1:15 pm

Howdy peoples. Gettng ready for today’s game. Haven’t had a chance to read up on the blog yet, but the team’s defense is really starting to scare me. Even though we have one of the best defensive first basemen in baseball, we seem to be no better than we were last year judging by the error totals. But I not panicking yet because I know a few were made by guys that won’t be on the roster come opening day. And speaking of the opening day roster, congrats go out Young and Hicks. They definitely deserve their chance. Conrad? Not so much.

Kat

March 27th, 2011
1:16 pm

bravesfan1984

March 27th, 2011
1:04 pm

scott diamond didnt make the twins 25 man so i wander if the braves will take him back or work out a trade?
———-
I read about an hour ago that they still have one spot open which could be Diamond.. unless since then they’ve reported something else?

http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20110327&content_id=17143912&vkey=news_min&c_id=min

jim

March 27th, 2011
1:16 pm

It sweemed like over the past week, Hicks and Young moved into contention for the last two roster spots and then ahead of Mather and Lucas. The lack of a right handed power bat that can play 1B against a tough lefty is a vote of confidence in FF, but also indicates that the bench makeup may not be settled just yet — a trade looks like a possibility.

keylargo

March 27th, 2011
1:17 pm

Loogy – did you try mlb.com? They had up that it was being streamed.

Tomahawkin

March 27th, 2011
1:20 pm

C-Mart Has to get that final bullpen spot on the team… he has deserved it

AdirondackDave

March 27th, 2011
1:21 pm

DOB or anybody know how many inning/pitches KK is scheduled for?

Powder Blue (formerly "I Miss Ted Turner")

March 27th, 2011
1:23 pm

Tomas

March 27th, 2011
1:24 pm

Wow KK, got that K with an impressive painting job

enough fluff!

March 27th, 2011
1:24 pm

The Phillies had $38 million more in revenue than the Braves last year, yet are spending $75 million more in payroll this year. The fluff piece in today’s print edition should have made the two spinmeisters (McGuirk and Schuerholz) explain that.

BFChris26

March 27th, 2011
1:25 pm

Tomahawkin

If C-Mart doesn’t get the last bullpen spot, I’ll RIOT! :lol:

Seriously though, I don’t think it’s close, I think he’ll get it hands down.

bravofan

March 27th, 2011
1:26 pm

Too much Philly red in the park.
I hope K.K. gets on his game so we can get rid of him! !

Powder Blue (formerly "I Miss Ted Turner")

March 27th, 2011
1:26 pm

Come on, KK.

Tomahawkin

March 27th, 2011
1:26 pm

Cheesewhiz!

This is not Good!

bravofan

March 27th, 2011
1:27 pm

K.K. being K.K.

BFChris26

March 27th, 2011
1:27 pm

WOW!

Halladay!

P'cola Brave

March 27th, 2011
1:27 pm

Right down the middle. May as well put it on a tee.

Tomas

March 27th, 2011
1:28 pm

Halladay burned kk. At least now we know why Mclouth never threw the ball, his arm sucks

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
1:28 pm

I knew the stupid Halladay would single.

Jerry

March 27th, 2011
1:28 pm

Well, Halladay drives in all the runs that he should need. Kawakami looks like dirt today without the curveball.

Powder Blue (formerly "I Miss Ted Turner")

March 27th, 2011
1:28 pm

“May as well put it on a tee.”

He’s saving that one for the regular season.

Jerry

March 27th, 2011
1:31 pm

The great thing about kawakami pitching is that no way friggin way will this guy be on the roster come opening day. That is a relief.

One-Eyed Mac

March 27th, 2011
1:34 pm

Are there any teams there noticably scouting KK?

jim

March 27th, 2011
1:34 pm

Enough of the KK hate. Three ground ball hits two of which were of the seeing eye variety.

Jerry

March 27th, 2011
1:35 pm

Halladay looks like Halladay today. Looking too damn easy. I don’t know what everyone else’s feeling are on the subject, but even though Lee, Oswalt, and Hamels are good pitchers, I don’t think they are great. At least, no where on the scale of Halladay.

Jet Legarama

March 27th, 2011
1:36 pm

Does the multi-poster ever leave the blog ? He’s here 24/7. What a life. Not.

Day Man

March 27th, 2011
1:36 pm

I wish they would stop showing the Hinske homer from game 3. It makes me cringe. Literally.

Jet Legarama

March 27th, 2011
1:37 pm

Jerry,Jim,One-eyed Mac. All the same loser…

Jet Legarama

March 27th, 2011
1:38 pm

There’s only 3 bloggers. Me,DOB,and multi-name dude that posts under 200 names.

Tomahawkin

March 27th, 2011
1:38 pm

Ouch

Raul “Gimp” Ibanez just went yard!

BFChris26

March 27th, 2011
1:38 pm

David O'Brien

March 27th, 2011
1:38 pm

Ibanez homers off Kawakami in the third inning, increases lead to 3-0. First-pitch homer with 1 out

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
1:39 pm

And the turtle head strikes…

Jerry

March 27th, 2011
1:39 pm

I don’t see KK’s translator. I think he may be in the clubhouse packing KK’s stuff up.

williaminva

March 27th, 2011
1:40 pm

does anyone have a link for today’s game the usual ones have the NCAA tourney?

SeATLite

March 27th, 2011
1:40 pm

Great blog, DOB. Thanks as always.

I don’t know about you guys, but personally I’m thrilled with this personnel decision. I am no Bobby hater, but I had become resigned during his tenure to the idea that the veteran would always get the nod over the rookie, even if the numbers really contraindicated it. The idea that the Braves have chosen NOT to stick with Mather, who came in with little in the way of performance history to support the potential everyone has seen and did nothing to persuade anyone the other way, gives me hope. Hope that we won’t open the season with Proctor and Sherrill in the bullpen, for example.

That’s the sort of change that gets you excited. Lots of great signs this spring.

In Fredi I Trust

March 27th, 2011
1:40 pm

Kenshin stinks. That dude doesn’t even deserve to be on a MLB Spring Training team. Good riddance.

brian

March 27th, 2011
1:41 pm

I love the Braves decisions for the final few bench spots. The deserving players based on the spring got the positions. I am thrilled for Young, Hicks, and Conrad

P'cola Brave

March 27th, 2011
1:41 pm

Hes getting ripped.

Brava

March 27th, 2011
1:42 pm

McGuirk has a lot of credibility when he says the Braves aren’t for sale. Like last season when he said the Braves didn’t decrease salary.

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
1:42 pm

Ok… take him out. There’s clearly no hope for this guy to ever be remotely good. At least not here in ATL.

Nick (Braves 2011 World Champions!)

March 27th, 2011
1:43 pm

KK is worthless. Nobody wants him. I hope he enjoys the long bus trips in Mississippi.

In Fredi I Trust

March 27th, 2011
1:43 pm

Sorry Brian, but Conrad doesn’t deserve to be on the team with all his errors. His errors lost this team more games then his bat won for them. If we are going by who deserved it, it surely wasn’t Conrad (JMHO)

DCBrave

March 27th, 2011
1:44 pm

richbrave:

“Yeah, they should at least have the sensativity to create their own” AS I DID.

Just kidding man. As to the Nats, I agree with you, and I’m now a 10%-heart Nats fan.

Nick (Braves 2011 World Champions!)

March 27th, 2011
1:44 pm

brian – How does Conrad deserve a spot on the team? The guy struck out 20 times in 50 ABs and can’t catch a cold.

Tomahawkin

March 27th, 2011
1:45 pm

Id call “Game Over”, but its not a regular season game, lol, so I don’t care

Brava

March 27th, 2011
1:48 pm

Conrad is on the team because he may get some clutch hits like he did last season and because he’s a nice guy. It has nothing to do with his ST performance, he had the job before the season started.

tiger297

March 27th, 2011
1:49 pm

nasty day here in peachtree city watching game with my little one while eating pulled pork…when ibanez hit the home run his comment BOOO PHILLIES

Tomahawkin

March 27th, 2011
1:49 pm

Nick (Braves 2011 World Champions!)

“brian – How does Conrad deserve a spot on the team? The guy struck out 20 times in 50 ABs and can’t catch a cold.”

I tend To agree, but w/o him as a pinch hitter last year we don’t make the playoffs…

Brava

March 27th, 2011
1:52 pm

Tomahawkin -

That argument doesn’t hold water because it’s unprovable. If Conrad had not been on the team, someone would have been in his place. Who’s to say that player might not have helped us win more games?

Brava

March 27th, 2011
1:54 pm

This game is no fun. :(

Tomahawkin

March 27th, 2011
1:54 pm

Brava

“Conrad is on the team because he may get some clutch hits like he did last season and because he’s a nice guy. It has nothing to do with his ST performance, he had the job before the season started.”

Good Point! But the Chuck Knoblauch syndrone he has still scares me

P'cola Brave

March 27th, 2011
1:54 pm

The reasons Conrad made this team: His stick, switch hitter.

Heres his stats to back up why.

AVG, OBP, SLG, OPS
RISP: .378/ .462/ .733/ 1.195
RISP, 2 out: .280/ .333/ .600/ .933
Late and Close: .313/ .365/ .750/ 1.115
Tie Game: .333/ .385/ .611/ .996

Thats why hes here. Yes his defense is terrible but he will see minimal innings. Thats probably one of the reasons the Braves kept stellar defense guys in Hicks, Young. We want him here to swing and thats what he does.

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
1:54 pm

Tomahawkin – W/o Conrad on the other hand… We might had gotten further into the postseason, had we made it.

And we made to the postseason thanks to the Padres’ 10 game losing streak, not Conrad.

Nick (Braves 2011 World Champions!)

March 27th, 2011
1:54 pm

To add to that, the player that would have replaced Conrad most likely wouldn’t have had 8 errors in 7 games and essentially cost us the NLDS.

Jerry

March 27th, 2011
1:55 pm

Jet Legarama
March 27th, 2011
1:37 pm

Jerry,Jim,One-eyed Mac. All the same loser…

And…who are you and who let the mangy dog in the house? Bye boy, go home!

Trey

March 27th, 2011
1:56 pm

Gosh, I just love Kawakami pitching. He is my most favorite pitcher.

Powder Blue (formerly "I Miss Ted Turner")

March 27th, 2011
1:56 pm

I’m kinda’ over Conrad.

One-Eyed Mac

March 27th, 2011
1:56 pm

I haven’t been able to follow every Spring game very closely, but it doesn’t seem like to me that O’Flaherty has pitched very much. It sounds like Kimbrel, Venters, Sherrill, and Linebrink pitch every couple of days but I don’t remember hearing much about EOF. Is there anything to that?

NO MORE BOBBY

March 27th, 2011
1:56 pm

I’m feeling a name change coming on….

No More Kawakami

Soph

March 27th, 2011
1:57 pm

There’s your guy, McFann.

NO MORE BOBBY

March 27th, 2011
1:58 pm

Powder Blue – Kinda over Conrad? The guy is a defensive nightmare and cost Bobby his last chance at the series. Kinda is putting it nicely. I wish dude was not even brought back to spring training.

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
1:58 pm

Eric O’Flaherty spends more time with flu symptoms than the amount of time he spends wearing the uniform.

Tomahawkin

March 27th, 2011
1:58 pm

I would do the Ho-Sit down Posts after we strike out an opposing hitter, but I will save those for the regular season

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
2:00 pm

OOPS, I forgot the smiley face on that last comment. …. here: :D

Tomahawkin

March 27th, 2011
2:01 pm

NO MORE BOBBY

“I’m feeling a name change coming on….”

Yes you do need one, lol, and make it constructive?

BFChris26

March 27th, 2011
2:01 pm

YAY

Halladay is out of there.

Powder Blue (formerly "I Miss Ted Turner")

March 27th, 2011
2:01 pm

“Kinda is putting it nicely.” – NO MORE BOBBY

Yeah, nice is what I was going for. Your assessment is more direct and perhaps more accurate.

JC from DR!

March 27th, 2011
2:01 pm

Halladay has been taken out. Michael Schwimer in to pitch for the retards.

David O'Brien

March 27th, 2011
2:02 pm

Halladay’s out of game (short start as scheduled), Chipper leads off Braves’ 4th with single off RH Michael Schwimer

Bat Masterson

March 27th, 2011
2:03 pm

And we made to the postseason thanks to the Padres’ 10 game losing streak, not Conrad. _ JC from DR!

Sorry man, but that kind of logic will not fly. The Braves had a pretty long losing streak of their own. Glaus’ hot streak, Conrad’s clutch hits yada yada yada …………. You can’t just pull out some isolated circumstance and claim this is the reason

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