12:49 pm March 31, 2011, by David O'Brien
March 31st, 20116:49 pm
The return of postgame quotes — in a matter of minutes DOB
Feels like home.
March 31st, 20116:50 pm
Suppose to be everything “doesn’t”
Very good, McFann. I like those paces…. and you did some good figurin’, too. ….
And… Heyward is faster, but I noticed when McCann was running down the line that since he has lost some weight he looks more athletic when he runs. In that particular case, I did not see who was batting, I came in as he was running and I wondered who it was for a little while, then I recognized him and smiled.
JC from DR!
March 31st, 20116:51 pm
The Cards have a great glove at 3B. That Freese guy has made a couple of nasty plays today.
Cards fans were leaving their seats thinking game over……
March 31st, 20116:52 pm
March 31st, 2011
“In honor of T’hawkin -
ho sit down”
Thank You Very Much! Since I didn’t have my laptop with me at work, I was gonna ask you last night to carry the torch in saying that after anyone of our pitchers stikes an opposing batter out…?
March 31st, 20116:55 pm
Bravos definitely got DOUBLE PITS TO CHESTY today!
March 31st, 20116:56 pm
Agreed that J-Hey hitting 6th isn’t the end of the world. Just discussing it.
March 31st, 20116:57 pm
Thank you David.
The off-season is too damn long.”
R U Kidding the offseasons now are so much shorter! I guess you don’t remember the Braves Offseasons in the early-mid 90’s? When there was no Blog and no Internet all we had was BSPN and ESPN2 if that…And that was when If you had cable, you were Ballin…Kids are Spoiled today with the cable and internet packages…When all we had was the newspaper
March 31st, 20116:59 pm
When there was no Blog and no Internet all we had was BSPN and ESPN2 if that…And that was when If you had cable, you were Ballin….T’
true….but they are still too damn long
March 31st, 20117:01 pm
Oh I wasn’t really directing at you but I remember reading multiple comments on the subject from earlier and finally got around to saying something. Just now getting into the discussion on it. Some of the earlier comments made by others made it seem like it was a big deal to them.
March 31st, 20117:02 pm
Braveheart – The timing of the post game quotes perfect. RTR!
March 31st, 20117:03 pm
Man, I have missed those post game quotes, especially after a win!
March 31st, 20117:05 pm
You got it wrong. Part-Nah!
1. OPENING DAY
2. Halloween Weeked Parties!
3. Memorial Day Weekend at Lake Lanier!
Since Mac takes every 5th day off or so and Fredi (and so far, rightfully so) won’t move Chipper…
But, Fredi knows what he is doing and the team is going to be good regardless of the batting order!!!
March 31st, 20117:08 pm
Melky has as many hits today as he did all of last year for the Bravos…and Frency homered today.
March 31st, 20117:10 pm
If ONLY we had them back….
March 31st, 20117:11 pm
Melky has as many hits today as he did all of last year for the Bravos…and Frency homered today
When do we get the official word on Kansas City being named our 4-A affiliate?
Nolie, then we might, might have a chance this year.
March 31st, 20117:15 pm
”King Albert” grounds into his third DP today.
McFann ;Ô; ;Ô;
March 31st, 20117:17 pm
DBackMac Love that optimism, also your math skills.
PTBNL and you did some good figurin’, too. …
Thanks! One of my other favorite parts of baseball.
…I did not see who was batting, I came in as he was running and I wondered who it was for a little while, then I recognized him and smiled.
Yeah, he looked really good out there today! 2 hits, caught a guy stealing…he also made a nice play on a ball in the dirt.
I really think he’s gonna have a very solid season with the bat and with the glove.
I agree. We should leave the managing to Fredi, who seems quite capable. And I think this season is going to be fantastic, regardless of the batting order.
March 31st, 20117:18 pm
You know, I’ve been tryin to resist eating my peanut butter & chocolate cupcake but I just realized since the Braves won, I can call it a celebratory cupcake and not feel bad about it
Time For Rasslin, BRB, I’m addicted to old WCW
March 31st, 20117:19 pm
but I noticed when McCann was running down the line that since he has lost some weight he looks more athletic when he runs.
Oooh, I totally agree! Mac looks like he’s in the best shape of his life.
If ONLY we had them back
And how could Frank Wren NOT pick up Gregor Blanco? Bobby Cox HAD to have something to do with that fiasco!!! :devil:
cabravesfan You go for it, girl~! Sounds yummy!!
March 31st, 20117:20 pm
You Don’t Bat B-Macc 6th…Thats like a Law or Something?
cabravesfan but I just realized since the Braves won, I can call it a celebratory cupcake and not feel bad about it
Yeah, go for it! Heck, I had some Skittles…
March 31st, 20117:21 pm
I’m pretty sure it’s one of the Unwritten Rules of Baseball…
This Lineup will never happen but it is Sexy As Hell, Mmmmmm!!!
Nate-Dawg or Nasty Nate
March 31st, 20117:22 pm
Gregor Blanco is the second best Gregor I know. The other was that Mendel guy whose life’s work was peas.
I thought that was mine?
Not only does it have peanut butter frosting on top, it’s got it inside too
Powder Blue (formerly "I Miss Ted Turner")
March 31st, 20117:23 pm
Melky Cabrera’s getting paid to play baseball. What a country.
I can save it for you- minus a bite- but you need to speak up now
March 31st, 20117:24 pm
since the Braves won, I can call it a celebratory cupcake and not feel bad about it
Don’t forget. A scoop of ice cream for the each HR.
March 31st, 20117:26 pm
what you get for thinking VJ. Shoulda done et it when you had the chance.
March 31st, 20117:30 pm
GWINNETT assignments to date
Starting Pitching with age, size, draft info.
RHP REDMOND – 25, 6′ 3″ 215, 39th ‘04 PIRATES.
RHP CORDIER – 25, 6′ 4″ 230, FA ‘06 ROYALS.
RHP VARVARO – 26, 6′0″ 195, 12th ‘05 MARINERS.
RHP [LOPEZ ?]
LHP FLANDE – 25, 6′2″ 180, FA ‘04 PHILLIES.
LHP [MINOR ?] – 23, 6′ 4″ 205, 1st ‘09, BRAVES.
March 31st, 20117:32 pm
My comments are short and sweet.
Good day, nice game, WAY TO GO BRAVES!
Where is BravesFanChris26 at…?
I need to Holla at him…!
cabravesfan —- Drool….yummmmmmm!
March 31st, 20117:38 pm
Ok, Now I gotta get back to Rasslin
March 31st, 20117:39 pm
I had the all chocolate one last night…heaven on a plate
March 31st, 20117:40 pm
The game was definitely worth staying home for today……enjoyed every minute of it and scared my poor cat to death when Jason hit the homer with my clapping and yelling.
March 31st, 20117:41 pm
had the all chocolate one last night…..CAB
Now…just gotta get through tomorrow until 1:00 Sat.
March 31st, 20117:48 pm
the chocolate one was mine. I don’t share chocolate. The peanut butter was a bonus because my mom (who was buying as a late birthday “cake” for me) left me alone in a bakery
March 31st, 20117:55 pm
I celebrated with (now these are FUN sized…..not regular!) a Milky Way, Snickers AND a Twix. I’m a chocoholic, too.
March 31st, 20117:59 pm
Hmm, a celebratory banana will have to do for me. No dreamsicles, cupcakes, or Skittles in the house.
March 31st, 20118:03 pm
No Chocolate for me…Give me some Peeps!!!
Had done the banana for breakfast so felt chocolate for lunch was “OK”.
healthier for you anyway Soph. Will keep your beauty lasting forever
March 31st, 20118:05 pm
LOL…..my grandkids race to see who can buy me my first pack of Peeps for Easter. BUT…I’ve decided I like those chocolate covered marshmallow eggs even MORE.
Never understood “fun size” they are just small. I want to have big fun.
March 31st, 20118:09 pm
Bought my SHORT daughter a t-shirt that said……I’m not short….I’m FUN size! (Not sure she’s ever worn it, though.)
“The game was definitely worth staying home for today……enjoyed every minute of it and scared my poor cat to death when Jason hit the homer with my clapping and yelling.”
Yeah, My Supervisor was Freaking Out when I was Yelling J-HEY And Pretty Boy Flexing! I had to tell him that I get seriously emotional during games
March 31st, 20118:14 pm
Hey, speaking of sweets—ya know what my Dad and I just got at Kroger? GIANT marshmallows! I mean like…about 3 inches long! Their s’posed to be Easter Egg shaped…
March 31st, 20118:16 pm
Gotta run. Y’all play nice. See ya tomorrow.
I’ve SEEN those!! They are HUGE!!
March 31st, 20118:18 pm
They’re good, too! But I don’t think I could eat more than two…
March 31st, 20118:25 pm
McFann Yea, 2 would be my limit also. Any more than that would be toooooo sweet…gag!
March 31st, 20118:34 pm
What a game by DLowe and the bullpen, and Chipper, BMac, and J-Hey with that Opening Day thunder again! I only got to see the 1st inning live so I had to wait to see the rest after work and I didn’t want to know how it turned out until I watched it. Loved it!
March 31st, 20118:36 pm
March 31st, 20118:37 pm
there is no such thang as “too sweet”
March 31st, 20118:46 pm
Wow, Dodger Stadium looks awesome from the Skycam!
DC Braves Fan
March 31st, 20118:51 pm
Watching the reply on TV. Cant wait to see the relief pitching in the last three innings.
Dodger stadium (especially on a clear day like today) is in one of the most beautiful sites there is- the stadium itself is nothing overly special
March 31st, 20118:56 pm
Braves win! Braves win! Braves win!
March 31st, 20118:57 pm
cab – They showed the sky view a while ago, and the way the stadium has the parking lots arranged around it, surrounded by trees and all that, along with being packed! It looked cool.
March 31st, 20119:00 pm
Bobbin for Cox
Ole Fredi boy shudda left D-Lowe in for another inning or two. But he’ll learn soon enough!
March 31st, 20119:01 pm
nolie My definition of ‘too sweet’ is when it makes your teeth ache!
It sits on top of a hill in the Ravine and the views are incredible. You can see a very long ways when the weather is perfect (on the other hand, it’s hard to get into and out of and street parking- i.e. free or cheap options other than stadium parking- are pretty much non-existent unless you want to walk several miles uphill…and don’t mind the possibility of your car not being there when you get back)
March 31st, 20119:08 pm
I’ve been to one game at Chavez! 1991. I think that was the year Strawberry said the best team doesn’t always win! Maybe it was ‘92. It was a Friday night in Sept and the place was rockin! Braves won but lost the sat and sun games. Awesome place to see a game!
I know I’m really late with this, but great blog, DOB, as usual. Great quote by Pete Rose, and great weather for it.
March 31st, 20119:09 pm
In other words, its beauty is overshadowed by its flaws!
Now I know where NOT to go to watch the Braves in person, If I ever get a chance to go see them.
Sadly, it’s lost a lot of it’s charm since the O’Malley’s sold the team…they cater much more to the corporate crowd than the average fan these days…
March 31st, 20119:11 pm
I’d recommend going at least once…just be prepared to spend some money
March 31st, 20119:14 pm
I’ll keep it mind, cab! Thanks
March 31st, 20119:15 pm
Atta Boy Dave! We see that glimmering stogie from afar Great show last night!, John & Chuck
were awesome and Kapinsky made the show! Eddie Owen was the ump & the bum tossed me for arguing a balk he called on McCutcheon during “John Rocker” but hell Brodsky got a warning for using a corked guitar….
I’ll keep it in mind
From http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/03/31/jason-heyward-mlbs-best-no-6-hitter/related by Matthew Pouliot:
For the second straight Opening Day, Jason Heyward homered in his first at-bat Thursday, drilling a Livan Hernandez offering barely over the wall in right field in the second inning.
As it turned out, it was the Braves’ second and final run of the day. Heyward received just two more plate appearances, walking in one of them. Fortunately, Derek Lowe was sharp and the bullpen was stellar, so Atlanta won 2-0 anyway.
But as we’ve been wondering all spring, what exactly is Jason Heyward doing batting sixth?
New Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made it clear over the winter that he wanted to stick Heyward there as long as Chipper Jones was healthy enough to occupy the third spot. And Heyward hitting a ridiculous .356/.508/.511 in 45 at-bats this spring didn’t change his mind.
The 21-year-old Heyward is well on his way to becoming one of baseball’s best hitters. He may get there this year. He hit .297/.393/.456 as a rookie. Only three National Leaguers had higher on-base percentages (Joey Votto, Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder).
Of the 15 National Leaguers to get on base at least 37 percent of the time last year, Heyward is the only one currently hitting below the cleanup spot in the lineup. They’re the cream of the crop. So likely is Heyward. However, Gonzalez apparently would prefer Heyward get one fewer at-bat than Nate McLouth every other game.
And that’s just crazy. Sure, one wants Heyward to drive in runs, too, but it’s not like he wouldn’t have chances batting second behind Martin Prado. And putting him there would result in more RBI chances for Jones and Brian McCann. Three of Chipper’s four at-bats today came with none on and two outs. That probably wouldn’t have been the case had Heyward been batting in front of him.
March 31st, 20119:17 pm
Good Evening Night Shift…It is nice watching the game on DVR, and seeing the plays that the Day Shift was commenting on…Venice Jim does a great play by play, bit it is still nice to see the plays..great game today, you have to be excited about the team this year..I really hope the Braves take care of business against the bottom feeders this year
March 31st, 20119:19 pm
GTSteve – the best part of doing PBP today was not having to figure out who the minor leaguers were late in the game…
March 31st, 20119:21 pm
I know…I watched the end of the come back win against the Twinkies the other day, and didnt see a familiar face
March 31st, 20119:22 pm
Shaun – it sounds like Matthew Pouliot (whoever he is) has been talking to Jim Rigglelman, or vice versa, or at least they are in the same school of thought. I guess I’m old-fashioned in thinking that run producers should hit in the middle of the order rather than in a spot like 2nd. We’ll all see over the course of the season.
March 31st, 20119:24 pm
Sorry – Riggleman.
March 31st, 20119:25 pm
Wow. They won anyway?
March 31st, 20119:26 pm
I know Freddie went 0′fer today, as did others, but seeing his swings tonight, I think he is going to be a very productive hitter in the Majors
March 31st, 20119:29 pm
In a list of the happiest people about Spring Training being over, VJ is the guy right behind the Braves’ announcers, and they’re all probably behind DOB.
March 31st, 20119:31 pm
GTSteve – and his glove made an immediate impact.
March 31st, 20119:33 pm
If I didn’t know the Braves players and looked in the bullpen, Kimbrel would be the last face I’d pick out to be our mean, nasty, intimidating closer.
March 31st, 20119:35 pm
I saw that MIA-B..a couple of nice scoops, and a couple of nice stretches
DOB: thanks for the effort on the post-game quotes. You’re already first in the running for the Over-And-Above AJC Journalist Award for 2011!
March 31st, 20119:38 pm
MIBravesFan – unfortunately, now I’ll be at work for most of the weekday evening games back east…at least until the end of June…
March 31st, 20119:44 pm
I’m here. I was doing the dishes earlier >_>
March 31st, 20119:45 pm
Sorry, VJ. I forget that what is good for the EST fans is bad for the PST fans. I hate the west coast road trips because it’s difficult for me to stay up to watch them. I shouldn’t whine about that.
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