2:57 pm May 12, 2011, by David O'Brien
May 12th, 201110:38 pm
485-490 is near I guess tiger.at least IMO. Not that he will need that many to get in.
May 12th, 201110:39 pm
Jake – we made the conf finals in 70 i think it was….not that it’s anything to be proud of, 41 dang yrs later….sigh.
May 12th, 201110:40 pm
In fairness, OKC’s records may be new, but the team was NOT an expansion team, remember. They didn’t have to build from the ground up with scrubs and cast offs. Much easier to have success when the foundation is already there (plus, having Kevin Durant helps too)
Jim Ross is back! With BBQ SAUCE!!
As much as you guys want to defend Gonzalez, how do you think he earned the nickname “Seabass”? It’s because he pouts and whines all the time, now maybe he has taken it down a notch, but you can’t give him a pass on not hustling on that ball off the wall. If this was last season and that had been Escobar, he would have been scorned by everybody in the press and on this blog. You can’t not run on a ball hit that well. He may be a choir boy in the clubhouse, but he shouldn’t get a pass when he does something boneheaded! Open your eyes people! This guy has always played at 80%! I’m surprised that St Louis didn’t give him a chin job after the way the showed them up last season.
May 12th, 201110:41 pm
“Loved Marteeeen’s interview there.”
GRRRR- sure would have loved to see it
I know… me too. I wish the post game interview videos were put online.
what did Prado say?
there are always haters. sigh
The Hawks make me miserable. It’s not the loss that’s annoying – it’s how they lose.
May 12th, 201110:43 pm
Agree somewhat, jim ross….his bug eyes and stupid, blank looks rub me the wrong way…
That’s how I feel as a 49er fan…it’s not so much that they lose, it’s that they look like they are going to win, and then do something incredibly Stupid that costs them a game.
May 12th, 201110:44 pm
I wouldn’t waste my time trying to reason with some of the clowns on this blog. I’ve listed all the same mistakes he cost the Braves last season and the people on here just ignore them. Just because Joe Simpson and the rest of the Atlanta media doesn’t feel like calling him out on his lack of hustle or instincts the fans don’t seem to care, unlike another SS the Braves used to have who at the at the drop of a hat was blamed for just about everything. These fans have selective eyes and ears!
And, seriously – free Jeff Teague. He better be starting or at least get significant playing time next season.
May 12th, 201110:45 pm
He said we have a good team…ok chat but typical fluff…nothing more.
I know, which is why it sucks worse. They stole another cities success. The Hawks make me sick sometimes but at least we have a team, sucks for Seattle that they drafted Durant and now may have to watch him when in OKC. Many people in that city are still bitter about it and they should be.
Anyway, just trying to highlight the woefulness that is the Hawks.
Good game by the Braves and another feeble performance by the Hawks.
May 12th, 201110:46 pm
I just wish I could see the interviews. I always like that stuff
I like fluff, makes me happy.
May 12th, 201110:47 pm
My guy Bill Simmons refuses to refer to them as the Oklahoma City Thunder- calls them the Zombie Sonics or just the Zombies
At least the 88 hawks fought tot the death….this team makes me sick….
Brave New World
May 12th, 201110:48 pm
Kimbrel will be just fine as the closer.
Anyway, just trying to highlight the woefulness that is the Hawks
I know- I was trying to make you feel better Guess i failed…
we made the conf finals in 70 i think it was….not that it’s anything to be proud of, 41 dang yrs later….sigh.
You may be right, I just thought I heard one of the announcers saying we have never made it past the second round, but then again back then there were less rounds in the playoffs so you’re probably right. Regardless, there is one thing I can say for sure, never made it to the championship round.
McFann ;Ô; ;Ô;
May 12th, 201110:49 pm
Sopheeee I like fluff, makes me happy.
Yeah, me, too—like, BMac’s hair in his interview!
…Oh…that kind of fluff……
nolie – I don’t think he does either…I just wanted to discuss the definition of near
I really would like to know what % of players who played more than say 10-15 seasons have more than 465 HR’s. hopefully Brian from SC sees this and is bored tomorrow.
May 12th, 201110:50 pm
Aww, man! I missed Mac and his fluffy hair?? BOOOO!!!
May 12th, 201110:52 pm
ok so sounds like the hawks have been eliminated can we shut the hell up about bouncy ball now? do we get a few months off or is it time to start talking about pointy ball already
Seriously, Baseball Tonight just did a clip of the day’s best homeruns, and didn’t include a game-tying grand slam? Sheesh.
May 12th, 201110:53 pm
Stinks to be you…and I can’t stress that enough.
I should have hit record…then I could somehow relay a picture or video to you like you did with those other shots…
My guy Bill Simmons refuses to refer to them as the Oklahoma City Thunder- calls them the Zombie Sonics or just the Zombies
I believe some Sonics fans made it to some first round games with some interesting signs. Got some love on yahoo if I remember. Even made a documentary on how the whole thing went down. Note to thrashers, do not let a Canadian owner buy your team. Look what letting an Oklahoman buy your team did to the Sonics.
well, since pointy ball is still in the midst of a lock-out, there isn’t much to talk about there
May 12th, 201110:54 pm
Phil, well at least the Hawks tried. I hope.
May 12th, 201110:56 pm
30 players have more than 465 tiger. almost all of them would have player more than 10-15 years I would think.
May 12th, 201110:59 pm
Great !! We get a thrilling victory over our freaking nemesis and all couple of people will insist on is that everyone has to join in their hatred of the team’s starting SS. Enjoy the victory moment for f***’s sake and start your whining after 12 AM.
May 12th, 201111:01 pm
looks like Chipper is leading the starters in OPS right now…
May 12th, 201111:02 pm
If Kimbrel ERA reaches 3, then Venters should close. He is at 2.55 and has struck out 28 in 17.2 IP, 8 for 11 in saves.
Mariano Rivera is 13 for 15…….Relax people……Wagner was absolutely fantastic last year and he blew 7 saves, 37 for 44
May 12th, 201111:03 pm
Well, look what happened this week. I sent my husband and my company to watch Celtics & Heat in another room and Kimbrel gives it up and I have to eat all that crow. Then tonight I leave them in the main room and go watch the Braves. The Hawks give it up and I get to walk back in with Prado’s grandslam and my main man McCann performance talk about leveling the place. Two of the best guys and I cannot be more happy for them tonight.
May 12th, 201111:05 pm
Chipper has 982 extra base knocks. he should reach 1000 easily
I know different folks have different targets, but for the most part, this night-time crowd pretty much hates the front office, hates the manager, and hates most of the players.
But they love their Braves!
May 12th, 201111:07 pm
Mikeinfl – funny!
Fire FG….bench FF….
May 12th, 201111:08 pm
“I really would like to know what % of players who played more than say 10-15 seasons have more than 465 HR’s.”
Divide 30 by the number of players who played more than 10-15 seasons. 338 people have played 18 or more seasons (http://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/leaders_most_seasons.shtml), which is the closest data I could find. I imagine about twice that would have played 15 seasons, and probably about twice that have played 10 seasons.
May 12th, 201111:10 pm
And LOL at Tiger’s pathetic play today…looked like me out there! What is he doing to kill his knee and achilles? Running marathons?
May 12th, 201111:11 pm
you’ve never had knee problems, have you? Sometimes the simple act of walking up stairs can be painful.
I wish Odd Job would ‘tip his hat’ on Uggla’s face
May 12th, 201111:14 pm
larvell – thanks so that means only 4% of players are nearer or > 500 homers than around where he will end up. To me that is pretty damn near.
To me the impressive thing about chipper is how well he does at most things
May 12th, 201111:15 pm
phil, I saw a workup on the news about the incredible torque Tiger puts on that left knee… I don’t have any such issues, but then the only time I drove a ball 300 yards was once when I got a lucky bounce off the cart path on a dog-leg left… It’ll be interesting to see if he can ever get it back. Got a feeling he’s on the decline, and will never catch up to Jack.
Who’d a thunk it.
Oh well, time for bed…oy…hardly slept at all last night.
Well, that ended up being a GREAT GAME!! Can’t wait for the post-game quotes…Night, all!!
May 12th, 201111:16 pm
, but for the most part, this night-time crowd pretty much hates the front office, hates the manager, and hates most of the players. Mike
depends on what you call the night crowd. this current crowd is really the post game crowd, they are not the regular year long night crowd. The regular night crowd doesn’t really hate much at all
holy crap now we are talking tiny ball – whats next nascar?
May 12th, 201111:17 pm
Nah…I was thinking hockey
May 12th, 201111:18 pm
Whew, we got those Nats out of town and now we get to face the phils. Same record against the Nats as we do against the Phils. Well at least we don’t have to worry about the Nats again till July. Another tough weekend ahead. Hopefully we got all our ugliness out against the Nats.
May 12th, 201111:19 pm
I can deal with hockey…shultz has an article about how NHL commish isn’t sticking up for atlanta & thrashers like they did for some of the other teams recently
May 12th, 201111:21 pm
don’t pay as close attention to hockey as I used to, but I imagine part of that is because hockey has such a rich tradition in some cities (Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, Toronto…) and not in others (LA, Atlanta, Tampa…) that the older cities are going to get more attention and vocal support from the league than others (how do the thrashers draw? That might have something to do with it too)
May 12th, 201111:22 pm
I gotta say I love golf is one of my favorite drinking sports (to play that is). Ride around in a golf cart drinking and occasionally hit a ball.
I preferred beer league softball, until they moved the keg from 1B to 3B.
May 12th, 201111:24 pm
Why can’t they just keep the keg at home plate? That way, you get a pint before you hit and incentive to score…seems to be the best of both worlds
May 12th, 201111:25 pm
league bought the team in phoenix (guessing that doesn’t have a rich history ) and kept it there…they aren’t saying they will protect the thrashers (rumors are will be moving to winnipeg)
May 12th, 201111:26 pm
they would never get me (or my friends) out of the batters box…of course that was nearly 20 years ago now I would probably prefer a camelbak of scotch.
May 12th, 201111:27 pm
until they moved the keg from 1B to 3B …tiger
now that was downright mean of them….
The Braves are 7-3 in their last 10 games. The only NL team with the same or better record in that span is San Francisco who are 8-2. Yes, this series against the Nationals would have preferably been won, but they are playing well.
May 12th, 201111:29 pm
like I said- haven’t followed closely for a while But the idea of moving a team back to Winnipeg has to be appealing to the league
nolee I can’t tell you how many times I tried to stretch a single into a triple. I became a softball slap hitter…try to hit it to the weakest arm in RF and run to the cup or I got tagged
May 12th, 201111:37 pm
Chipper on Prado’s 10-pitch at-bat grand slam off Sean Burnett: “Well that’s what you get out of a .300 hitter. That guy’s a quality at-bat every time he walks up there. That’s exactly what you expect out of somebody at his level, with the game on the line. That guy [Zimmermann] doesn’t make very many mistakes. Martin capitalized in a big way, and it was without a doubt the biggest swing of the season for us right now.”
May 12th, 201111:47 pm
I think one of my favorite parts of following baseball is practicing the emotional control to balance the highs and lows
May 12th, 201111:51 pm
LINK to QUOTAGE
May 12th, 201111:56 pm
wonder who is going to miss chipper more. Us as fans or the writers for quotes
May 13th, 201112:10 am
staight up gangtra win right there.
they outpalyed us and we won.
the nats have our number because they run on our pitchers.
it aint macc’s fault. he has zero chance.
May 13th, 201112:15 am
great turn for brian, great ability to drop the hands inside.
awesome job bmacc.
May 13th, 201112:18 am
eof, venters, and kimbrell. those are our three.
my money is on beachy tmmrw.
May 13th, 201112:19 am
Heard the final score on the way home from The Wailers show. See, I told y’all we’d pull it out. Relax!
Gil In Mechanicsville
May 13th, 201112:20 am
I’m pretty sure just about every real baseball fan is going to miss Chipper Jones when he retires, I hope he can experience the same type of farewell tour Craig Biggio had when he hung them up.
It will be a big, big hole in the Braves line-up once he’s gone.
As a fan of the game, you can appreciate players like Pudge Rodriquez or Derrick Jeter even when they are on the other team. Great Young players like David Wright , Ryan Zimmerman and Brian McCann give us a lot to look forward to.
On Kimbrel, the youngster really “bowed his neck” as Billy Wagner liked to say. I think Wednesday’s blown save was a turning point for him. His whole demeanor seem to transform after he let in the tying runs. It was like Rocky telling Apollo Creed ” I’m not going down no more” . You could tell it then when he just bowed up and struck out the next two guys. He showed it tonight throwing 98MPH fastballs. It was like here it is, see if you can hit this. Then the 81MPH slider that cause Lance Nix to swing and miss for the third strike was just unfair. I think it was the only slider he threw in 13 pitches.
Since I left the blog (and work) as Nate was bunting, I just felt compelled to say…
“Nice hit, BMac!!!”…
May 13th, 201112:25 am
From the Washington Post lead paragraph:
Jordan Zimmermann did not flinch as he watched all he had done unravel. He leaned on the railing in front of the Washington Nationals’ dugout, both arms slung over the top, and tracked the ball off Martin Prado’s bat as it tore through the night sky and his team’s hopes for a sweep. Once it landed, Zimmermann stared out to the field, turned around and disappeared down the dugout steps.
VJ That’s okay, you realize it is already tomorrow here on the east coast so being three hours behind in your kudos is readily accepted…
May 13th, 201112:26 am
unreal win tonight. gotta love the prado.
May 13th, 201112:27 am
gil, tiime to wake up uggla. shock him.
May 13th, 201112:28 am
blog eating my posts…uga so far sherrill has been pretty solid as well. not sure how large his role will be but effective
May 13th, 201112:29 am
BBTN guys can’t say Prado’s name.
May 13th, 201112:30 am
Loved the game tonight. I was in and out on Gameday and radio streaming but loved it. Now, I am watching election returns via webcast on the other side of the globe and feeling rather blah. This is approaching politics, so I will trail off here.
May 13th, 201112:31 am
time for me to go to bed…planning on going to the game tomorrow so will be a long day
May 13th, 201112:32 am
tiger, he is supposed to be our loogy.
espn is running the salazar thing now.
May 13th, 201112:33 am
Hello every one! 1 right out of my prediction isn’t too bad. Would’ve liked the Hawks to win,but I say let the Bulls get embarrassed by the Heat this time!Bulls have saved us a beating…..
May 13th, 201112:34 am
Mixxo: For once you haven’t said some one owned us!
May 13th, 201112:37 am
Props to Cabravesfan (never gives up) and the others who hung in there tonight after I gave up. I missed a great comeback-bummer that I missed it, but a great one. However, I did see my Sharks advance over the Red Wings. And no hockey jokes, please!
N8 (Insulting bloggers with my humor since 2006)
May 13th, 201112:38 am
Since I ragged on the team earlier tonight gotta give them props. Nice comeback. Two very nice AB’s by Raw Dog and Prado (though Conrad was clearly out on strikes in that AB – before taking the walk). But good teams take advantage of 2nd chances. Tonight the Braves were good at that.
Venters is frickin nasty. Period. End of discussion.
Kimbrel looked pissed and determined to show he belongs. He did just that.
Uggla’s defense was down right Uggly.
A-Gone should be benhced a game for not running that double out. That play would have gone down in the same category as KJ’s dropped pop up and LaRoche’s lollygag jog to the bag on that grounder a few years back had it been followed by a basehit, and had the Nats won the game.
Since it didn’t cost them the game and it’s a veteran it won’t get talked about. Had it been Yunel, it would never STOP being talked about.
He should be ashamed.
Still sucks we lost 2 of 3 to those guys. But that’s better than 3 of 3.
Great ending to a horse sh!t series.
May 13th, 201112:42 am
Thanks! man, i’m feeling the love tonight This is exactly why I get so annoyed with people that insist the game is over when we fall behind (or when we tie. or when we give up a hit. in the first inning). You still play 9 innings. Sometimes even 10 or 11
GAME STORY’S BEEN UPDATED (rushed edition for early print deadline was up while ago).
Here ’tis: http://www.ajc.com/sports/atlanta-braves/prados-grand-slam-keys-944358.html
May 13th, 201112:45 am
N8: Disagree with you my friend. Nationals are a better team with Werth,and their pitching is getting better every year.Nationals play every one hard, and they are going to be tough to beat this year……Winning the last game is huge for us going into the Phillies series.Great win…….Like Chipper said,” A huge win !”
My comments about the Braves earlier today might have been a bit harsh… they are not mediocre. They now sit slightly above average after tonight’s comeback victory.
May 13th, 201112:47 am
Cab: I agree baseball is never over………
Yeah Cabravesfan, After playing and watching baseball for 60 years, you’d think I would have learned by now that it ain’t over til it’s over. Good to be reminded of that.
On another topic, at least the Lakers are gone, and I don’t have to listen to my insufferable friends gloat this year. Too bad about the Hawks, but is anyone really surprised?
May 13th, 201112:49 am
Now we have to take care of business with the Phillies,and Braves Fans,Please show up at the Game! Don’t want to see Phillies Fans out number Braves Fans. That would be Pathetic…….
May 13th, 201112:50 am
Ward. Earlier tonight I stated they are an improved team. But NOBODY, not one person on the planet picked the Nats to win the division and or make the playoffs.
Some experts have (pre-season) picked the Braves to win the WS.
We gave them the first two games of this series.
Like I said. I’m not saying they are a crap team. But I am however, saying that the Braves are the better team.
Now, 2-3 years down the road? I think the Nats and the Braves will be the class of the division. Harper, Strasburg and company will give Heyward, Hanson and Freeman a run for their money every year.
Should be a great rivalry for years to come. But Werth or no Werth, the Nats shouldn’t be able to hang with the Braves this year.
Same old, same old of the Braves playing up or down to their competition.
May 13th, 201112:51 am
DOB – just curious – are the ee’s in Martin intentional?
“That guy [Burnett] doesn’t make very many mistakes. Marteen capitalized in a big way, and it was without a doubt the biggest swing of the season for us right now.”
May 13th, 201112:52 am
Blah, Blah, blah, Blah………Next!……..How about those Braves!
May 13th, 201112:54 am
N8: The sky isn’t falling relax buddy!
Personally, I had 3 e’s and 4 n’s in Marteeennnn after the grand slam…
May 13th, 201112:55 am
Ward, if that 12:52 post was directed at me…. F#$k off.
May 13th, 201112:56 am
Where did I say the sky was falling? And if it does…. could it please land on you?
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