Braves postgame quotes following Wednesday’s 11-inning win

BROOKS CONRAD

On the homer:

“It’s so much fun to come through for the team. It’s was awesome. In that situation one out, you’ve got to do your best to stay through the ball, try not to roll over and hit into a double play. It ended up being a change-up that last pitch. I was able to stay through it long enough and get it up in the air and it went out.”

On his history of pinch-hit homers:

“All those situations up there, tie ball game, it’s so much fun, especially in the pinch hit role. Getting up there with the game on the line, you’ve got a chance to drive in the winning run for the team. It’s a big emotion swing. If you get it done, you’re flying high. If you don’t, you’ve got to sit on that until your next opportunity. The days you get it done are awesome and the days you don’t, you do your best to keep your same positive mindset for the next time.”

BRIAN MCCANN

On Venters:

“He’s something special, man. There’s not too many guys with the bases loaded one out that you feel confident that they’re not going to score. And he’s probably the No. 1 guy in all of baseball that you would want in that situation.”

On the sweep:

“Huge win. I wish we’d stop playing these extra inning games. Brooksy coming off the bench today and getting the big homer. He’s been squaring some balls up all year that he hasn’t had much to show for it. Man, that’s what he does. He gets big hits and drives in big runs and helps us win a lot of games throughout the course of the season.”

CHIPPER JONES

On Conrad’s heroics:

“He’s just broke into my Top 10 all-time favorite teammates today,” Jones said. (Respond from Conrad, who was standing one locker over? “Nice, dude. That’s something to tell the kids.”)

On saving Conrad until the 11th:

“They were sending him up to hit in the seventh, he was on deck, and I was like ‘That’s a mistake.’ We need to keep him as our ace in the hole. Fredi had it under control. He was only going to hit if somebody got on base (in the seventh). He came up in the perfect spot next time up and did what we all know he can.”

On sweeping the Pirates after 1-4 west coast leg:

“It’s a big momentum boost going back home; we’re back on the right track. We did a lot of things wrong today, but we also did a lot of things good. We had some miscommunication, misplayed balls, really had a chance to break the game open in the first inning and didn’t take advantage of it, but the bullpen was awesome again. Mike Minor was really good. Lot of positives to pull out of today.”

On the 5-2-3 double play ball hit to him:

“You couldn’t ask for anything more perfect. It’s something we work in mass fungoes on quite a bunch during the course of the week, learning how to read whether we can turn two in the middle, or turn two at home plate. Yeah it was picture-perfect. I got a nice candy hop, made a good throw and so did Mac.”

JONNY VENTERS

On getting the DP from Pearce to end ninth:

“That guy has killed me in the past, coming up in the minors I think he’s hit like three or four homers off me. I was just trying to keep the ball down and hopefully get a groundball. Fortunately it worked out.”

On mindset once he had runners first and second:

“Just try to get groundballs. I didn’t mentally change my approach at all. You can’t panic or anything like that. Just try to keep the ball down and fortunately it worked out.”

On if he breathed sigh of relief after Pearce hit the grounder to third:

“There’s a little bit of panic and then once it was over, I was ‘Ah.’ I was really excited.”

On if Gonzalez was supposed to be covering second on botched double play:

“Yeah, I think it was supposed to be Gonzo but I think he kind of broke on the ball and then Uggs was there, so maybe Uggs didn’t think he could get back. I think it was just one of those things. They’re both just trying to make a play.”

MIKE MINOR

On better composure this start than in Milwaukee:

“This time I was trying to throw strikes and let them hit it instead of being a little timid.”

On progress he’s made since then in Gwinnett:

“I’ve definitely made strides with the breaking ball. It wasn’t as good today, but the more I get comfortable up here it’ll be the same things as Triple-A.”

On a different mentality this time out:

“I didn’t put as much pressure on myself this time, just went out there and if I threw well, I threw well. If I didn’t, I didn’t. I knew I had the stuff because I’ve been getting guys out in Triple-A and proved it before, last year. So I just didn’t put as much pressure on myself this time.”

FREDI GONZALEZ

On winning despite botched double play in ninth:

“It was good. A lot of good things happened though too. For the first time in a long time our defense almost let us down, but Jonny got another groundball double play and got out of it, so he was outstanding. Mike Minor – he’s going to go unnoticed, his performance. So on and so on.”

On who was covering the bag:

“They change during pitches. I’m thinking Gonzo had coverage there. They look in to get the signs and change pitches to pitches on who’s going to cover, and I think there might have been a little mix-up there. We’re glad we got out of it.”

On Conrad coming up big like last year:

“Yeah, and maybe playing him, he got a start here yesterday, and he got a start at home Astros, get him going a little bit, get his timing up.”

On Minor:

“The deeper he got in the game, the better he got with his command and that’s good to see.”

On Prado getting a general rest day:

“Yeah, he’s beat up. We’re just giving him, like we’ve done with a couple guys. You figure you give him a whole day off. We double-switch him, get him in the game and he ends up playing five or six innings anyway. Maybe that’ll change one time.”

On taking advantage of these two off days (Monday and Thursday):

“Off day tomorrow we were able to use the bullpen a little differently than we might have used it if we were in the middle of seven or eight-day streak.”

105 comments Add your comment

count_schemula

May 25th, 2011
9:09 pm

time warp me into first?

mathman

May 25th, 2011
9:10 pm

John10:10

May 25th, 2011
9:10 pm

Keep rockin’ Braves: Faith is the evidence of things not seen, and by it we can move any mountain.

Dennis Reynolds

May 25th, 2011
9:24 pm

I don’t even read Fredi’s comments he’s so annoying to listen to. He doesn’t belong in the major leagues. He’s the luckiest manager in baseball thats for sure.

You can tell Chipper questions him. Him admitting that he was thinking Fredi was making a mistake by pinch hitting Brooks. Thats not the first time he’s said something about him publicly.

Eric Cartman

May 25th, 2011
9:31 pm

UGGLA SUCKS ASS!!! Mom, get me some Cheesy Poofs!!!!

SB75

May 25th, 2011
9:31 pm

Dennis Reynolds

May 25th, 2011
9:24 pm
I don’t even read Fredi’s comments he’s so annoying to listen to. He doesn’t belong in the major leagues. He’s the luckiest manager in baseball thats for sure.

You can tell Chipper questions him. Him admitting that he was thinking Fredi was making a mistake by pinch hitting Brooks. Thats not the first time he’s said something about him publicly.

Chipper campaigned for him, so to late to question him now. Wonder why there where no comments on Jordan’s good day?

GT Alum

May 25th, 2011
9:33 pm

Dang, JoJo, that is not a record you want to set.

rico43

May 25th, 2011
9:34 pm

Re: Schafer
Because they needed something to write about on the off-day?

Hines Ward

May 25th, 2011
9:37 pm

Hey, I won Dancing With the Stars! Put me at second base! Uggla is where RISP go to die!

And for those wondering, you bet your bippy I knocked the bottom out of my hot partner!!

P.S. If Roger Goodell had any balls we would have a CBA by now.

rico43

May 25th, 2011
9:38 pm

Braves undefeated with Schafer leading off. Just saying…

Madonna

May 25th, 2011
9:45 pm

Alex, come back!!

Dennis Reynolds

May 25th, 2011
9:45 pm

This sucks. Uggla for Melky Cabrera……

And Im almost serious. Why in the world do hitter decide they want to hit after they leave?

Melky Cabrera

May 25th, 2011
9:47 pm

Hey, don’t dis me, I’m playing for a hungry team that wants to win!!

Bill

May 25th, 2011
9:47 pm

rico43..sure that make a differance..lol

Bravesgirl13

May 25th, 2011
9:47 pm

rico24—so were they with Nate, the second game he leadoff didn’t count since he didn’t even get to finish his at-bat. If he did, maybe they would’ve won that game.:)

alex

May 25th, 2011
9:51 pm

i’m here,sweety
dennis, you should be READING, we’ll review if you understand the info on a later day.
come on reds….

John Holmes

May 25th, 2011
9:57 pm

Alex, I’m dead, and you have no idea what big & throbbing is. I would make you my b__ch. Punk.

alex

May 25th, 2011
10:30 pm

this has taken an ugly turn, I will not be equated with Alex R.!! alex r and john holmes,I’m sure you can find some other web site to play on,hope you do not return to this blog…..

Transplant brave

May 25th, 2011
11:32 pm

BravesFAN

May 26th, 2011
12:44 am

I’m starting to believe Uggla won’t fully come around this year and will just have a down year. If he’s going to get to his career averages this season he’s got a lot of hitting and ball CRUSHING to do. At this point last year he had 12 homers and over 30 rbis..

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
1:10 am

I would like to have seen a comment by McCann, concerning the runner spiking him, on the 5-2-3-double play.
What was his name, Pepsicola or something like that(he stayed in the game and played 3rd)?

GO BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!

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Kevin

May 26th, 2011
1:48 am

Fridays lineup should be….

1. Schafer CF
2. Prado LF
3. Chipper 3B
4. McCann C
5. Hinske RF
6. Gonzalez SS
7. Freeman 1B
8. Uggla 2B
9. Pitcher

With Uggla struggling batting him 8th could turn into a huge advantage if he gets a hold of one. Schafer’s speed needs to be utilized and I see him batting 1st as long as he’s up here. This lineup is good and once Uggla picks his game up there’s no stopping him.

When everyone is healthy though it’s going to be tough to sit Hinske especially the way he’s been playing. But you could still get him in the lineup most of the week…Rest day for Chipper, Rest for Freeman, Rest for Uggla (Move Prado to 2B that day and Hinske in LF), Rest day for Freeman and Rest day for Heyward once in a while.

It’s going to be a good luxury that we have such a deep bench this year. I’m glad we’re nowhere close to those days having Pete Orr and Ryan Langerhans on the bench.

GTI in Chicago

May 26th, 2011
1:53 am

Seriously love that quote from Chipper about Conrad. Actually made me LOL.

Conyers Braves Fan

May 26th, 2011
4:17 am

BravesFAN may be right in saying Uggla will not come around this year.
He needs to at least start showing some progress very soon.

wjones

May 26th, 2011
6:35 am

Hinske, Mather, Ross, Conrad. Shaping up to be one of the best benches in MLB. Stay tuned.

STRETCH

May 26th, 2011
7:04 am

Atlanta Braves (T-24th in MLB with a .309 OBP)

Dan Uggla (.256 OBP) and Alex Gonzalez (.295) are the primary culprits, but they appear to be entrenched as everyday players. Perhaps the Braves would have interest in a middle infielder out of the Eric Hinske mold – someone who can play multiple positions and get on base at a decent clip. Possible solutions include Roberts, Jamey Carroll (.371 OBP), Robert Andino (.368) and Marco Scutaro (.316).

JMF

May 26th, 2011
7:24 am

We need clutch hitting!!! Bring back TP, not as a hitting coach but as a player. lol

bill

May 26th, 2011
7:34 am

dammit can’t the phillies and marlins lose?

vermont 39

May 26th, 2011
8:07 am

Gonzo is $$$$ he makes plays that save big innings from happening. This team has some really good moving parts…now let’s get them going in the same direction at the same time!!!!

.

May 26th, 2011
8:09 am

bill–thats the difference in-Good-Better & Best

phil

May 26th, 2011
8:10 am

No, they can’t lose, which is why I’ve been concerned about our lack of hitting all season long…

Gonzo – you don’t really expect him to hit and get on base a lot….he’s not very bright and just swings at any fastball thrown anywhere near him….on the rare days he decides to lay off of that stuff, he does fairly well….

Uggly – In about another week, he’s going to force us to bench him if something doesn’t happen…by something, I mean hitting a few balls where they’re pitched, laying off a few other balls that are no where near the plate, by keeping his front shoulder in on the ball where he can actually reach a few off the outside corner, etc….maybe taking a few walks, though who wouldn’t throw this guy anything but strikes the way he’s going?

henry from TN

May 26th, 2011
9:31 am

every time uggla bats the opposition throws uggla a pitch right down the middle on the outside of the plate and he don’t offer at it– then he is one strike down. he is gonna have to hit that ball to right field for a double and put a stop to getting him down a strike every time he goes to bat. if he does that a few times they will quit that.

Dr. Phil

May 26th, 2011
9:36 am

I’m thinking that Uggla is suffering from “The Curse of Frank Wren.” So is McLouth.

phil

May 26th, 2011
10:00 am

I always think it’s logical to blame a curse instead of the ineptitude of the player himself…

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
10:02 am

same old same old

phil

May 26th, 2011
10:16 am

exactly….same old inability to hit with consistency…or maybe it’s the curse of the witch that followed us over to the Ted from old Fulton County…

Joey

May 26th, 2011
10:45 am

“Uggly – In about another week, he’s going to force us to bench him if something doesn’t happen…”
**************************************
“Us?”

Alright, I’m so excited to finally get Braves management on our Braves blog!

phil, are you Assistant GM? Special Assistant to Frank Wren? Vice President of something or other?

phil, can you give us some inside info on potential trades or moves?

Finally! A real insider!

alex

May 26th, 2011
10:59 am

Us as in fan, give it a rest joey

.

May 26th, 2011
11:07 am

US— IS ALL BRAVE FANS !

get with it joey or get out.

That dude

May 26th, 2011
11:20 am

Uggs is really struggling and is showing no signs of breaking out of it. FG has to move him down to 8th. If that doesn’t do the trick, he needs more that 1 game off. Maybe a week or so in triple AAA will do the trick. Other than that, we’re stuck with a huge investment and no return on it.

The Chipster:
I routinely comment on other Braves sites and a couple of comments suggested moving Chipper out of the 3 hole to maybe 6th of 7th. Can someone please explain the baseball sense behind that? Sure he may not have the power of the Chipper of old but is he not still one of the 4 best hitters on this team?

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
11:26 am

Haters Club member……………Joey, how dare you question the wisdom of phil, the president and leader of our club.

gpa

May 26th, 2011
11:28 am

Jonny Venters hasn’t given up a hit in his last 12 innings. Also, some of these armchair coaches are hilarious. If you people knew what you were talking about, you would be working for some baseball organization. Instead you’re trolling the comments on a news site. See how no ones going to take you seriously now?

BTR8500

May 26th, 2011
11:29 am

I have seen enough of Dan Uggla, Trade him, Release Him, Just GET RID OF HIM !

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
11:33 am

“get with it Joey or get out.” Yeah Joey, you better start being negative, or else get off of this here blog. This blog ain’t big enough for you and the cynics, both. HA HA

JUSTAWIN

May 26th, 2011
11:34 am

GREAT,,,NOW SHAFER IS HITTING .200…AFTER HIS GREAT DAY…WHEW

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
11:35 am

Trade him, release him, just get rid of him!———Now, let’s get onto Shafer and rag him out.

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
11:39 am

It just keeps getting funnier and funnier.

Yogi Berra

May 26th, 2011
11:44 am

you can observe a lot just by watching

alex

May 26th, 2011
11:49 am

Reckingball;(to borrow a phrase) I won’t be a member of any club that will have me.

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
11:54 am

that is very deep.

alex

May 26th, 2011
11:58 am

ONLY if groucho marx was deep, Will be there in section 208 come on by…

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
12:03 pm

TC

May 26th, 2011
12:07 pm

I want to see Jordan succeed in the worst way, we need his range in center field and a reason to put Mcloiuth on the block.

Anyone else wonder why Jordan wears that huge helmet that makes him look like my son at t-ball practice?

deb

May 26th, 2011
12:09 pm

Carroll, great post-game interview with Freddi. I heard it on 680 the fan. You ask great questions and it sounds like you are the only person asking them! I know there are other reporters in there because I hear another voice every so often. Good job!

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
12:27 pm

TC……It’s Jordan’s AAA batting helmut..

Mark (another one)

May 26th, 2011
12:41 pm

TC: I heard he wears the double ear flap helmet because it is required in the minors. He’s used to it and isn’t changing things. The second flap makes it look bigger than the more frequently used single flap helmet used by most major leaguers.

Its a minor point as a fan but I believe players should wear the double flap and keep it on while running the bases. It stays on better and it protects the head from errant throws.

TC

May 26th, 2011
12:49 pm

Thanks for clearing that up…..I did not know they require different helmets

phil

May 26th, 2011
1:07 pm

To say that we don’t hit with any consistency is not being negative. We don’t, as anyone can plainly see.

To say, for example….”uh oh, it’s Uggly again. Sure strikeout coming!” THAT’S being negative, and I say stuff like that all the time.

To say, for extreme example….”Dan has always hit well. He will break out of it any day now and really go on a tear!” THAT’S being positive, and I only sometimes say things like that, unless I really believe it and then I guess I’ll say it a lot. You won’t be hearing me say that but maybe he will, maybe he won’t. Middle of the road at least.

And yes, Joey…I’m on the inside…I clean toilets in the 755 club.

fred

May 26th, 2011
1:18 pm

Its lol that all Schafer is known for is his helmet.

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
1:34 pm

The helmut that Jordan wore in Pittsburg is thicker than a regulation MLB helmut, along with the double ear flaps.
It was reported that he wore it because the Braves did not have a helmut to fit him(with them), as he has a small noggin’.

fred

May 26th, 2011
1:34 pm

jim

May 26th, 2011
1:40 pm

Schafer has not had to run down a drive to CF or make a throw to hold/get a runner yet, and his contribution — a BB, a bunt single, and a misplayed drive to right for a 2B are not solid evidence of his value, BUT he has scored 2 of the teams 6 runs and he adds an element — speed and defense — that the Braves have lacked. I hope he can put up at least the same numbers he has at AAA (250 ave with double digit steals) — not exactly Mickey Mantle, but something better than we are getting now.
I was hoping that Fredi would forgo the bunt and let Schafer try to steal the base yesterday. Gonzo is too much of a pull hitter and too erratic to be a number 2 hitter on days when Prado rests, but a SB and grounder to the right side gets the lead run to 3B with one out.

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
1:43 pm

phil……………Chill out and relax(or as the young folk say now-a-days “chillax”).
We all know that Uggla ain’t hittin. We all hope that he will start.
I agree, he looks pitiful and pathetic at the plate right now, I sure hope that he can turn this thing around, and soon.
Have a drink and relax if you are off-’duutee’, get it? I always thought you had an important job.

phil

May 26th, 2011
1:46 pm

I am plenty relaxed…just making my points. Job is fairly important but allows for flexibility…

but please….never ask me to Chillax…that’s just moronic!! lol

pitiful and pathetic….now we’re talking!

fred

May 26th, 2011
1:47 pm

phil

May 26th, 2011
1:49 pm

Please…someone…anyone with a heart, an ounce of compassion, whatever….

Get Schafer a decent looking helmet to wear. We’re enough of a laughing stock as it is at the plate right now w/o having him up there looking like Bozo the clown in that thing! He looks as bad as Gonzo does with his blank stares and bad dental work after wild swings at high fastballs….

nashvillewill

May 26th, 2011
1:53 pm

Schafer is helping in multiple ways: a true leadoff hitter who gets on base and has speed; allowing Prado to move down to second or third where he belongs; a CF who can field AND throw. A significant upgrade so far. Uggla could go somewhere and work on his swing; as long as he’s on the team he should bat 8th. He could also learn from Freeman who is starting to hit the ball to left and go with the pitch. Heyward needs the same lessons when he returns.

jim

May 26th, 2011
1:54 pm

Uggla was always muscular, but this year he looks like a contestant in a power lift competition. Has he over done it and lost the fluidity and quickness he needs to be able to hit a baseball?

phil

May 26th, 2011
1:54 pm

And Schafer is hitting what after 2 games? .200? He’s definitely no Dan Struggly!

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
1:56 pm

Gonzo looks a lot better after he gets a hit. That’s about 1 out of every 4 ABs.

jim

May 26th, 2011
1:58 pm

Freeman is adjusting pretty well to ML pitching. He is seeing more pitches and showing a better indication of a plan when he goes to bat. Just from observation it seems that only McCann and Prado are seeing as many pitches/AB right now as Freeman.

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:00 pm

Jim – There ain’t a thing fluid about Struggly lurching around, rocking back and forth, wildly contorting himself as he awaits yet another breaking ball at which to lunge in desperate hope of wood touching ball and creating a foul so that he can do it all over again before eventually bouncing to third or striking out….

And I’m being positive with these remarks…

jim

May 26th, 2011
2:03 pm

Agree –
Too small a sample to say anything remotely definitive about Schafer, but he adds speed and attitude to a lineup lacking both.

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:03 pm

The good outweighs the bad with Gonzo, no question….1-4 is gravy time with Uggly lurking in the lineup…

Bill

May 26th, 2011
2:04 pm

Schafer had 6 sb with 157 ab’s. Rameriz had 6 sb with 38 less ab’s. thats nothing to brag about jim.
Speed is great but you got to know how to us it. From 2009 till now JS has less than 22 sb- lifetime ba around 210..his D is no better than Nate’s just got better arm.
I do hope he turns it around to please all you Schafer lover and because I wish the Braves to win.

Train Wreck Bystander

May 26th, 2011
2:07 pm

I like taking two games from any team… but IMO you need to have at least 3 games in the series to have a “sweep.”

GO BRAVES

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:12 pm

Bill – with a .210 average, the same defensive ability PLUS a much better arm, a bit more speed and a much smaller, less yellow head, Schafer blows McOut out of the water….

Isn’t it pathetic and sad what we’re forced to settle for now that Andruw is gone? Andruw may be fat but he hit 2 homeruns just yesterday alone….

jim

May 26th, 2011
2:16 pm

In past years when we faced the Marlins, we never liked seeing Uggla come to the plate. He could be pitched to and would strike out a lot, but he was not a sucker for every breaking ball off the corner or in the dirt, and when the pitcher did not make his pitch, Uggla would punish him. I get only the telecasts that MLB Xtra Innings provides — usually the home-team telecast, but I would be interested in seeing some footage of Uggla last year contrasted with this year and see what the difference might be. If his swing has slowed down, he could be compensating by committing ealier and not holding up on breaking balls. At this point in the season he has to admit to himself that he may no longer be the power hitter he was and just try to hit the ball where it is pitched.

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:17 pm

Stuggly remains the power hitter he once was, just like Tiger remains able to drive a golf ball a mile….the problem for both is that they aren’t doing it right now because both have/are becoming wack jobs….mechanics are fouled up, heads are fouled up, body mass has changed, injured here and there….something is off with both of em, much like it is right now with Hurtward too….

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
2:18 pm

Shafer looked like he used his speed pretty good yesterday, when he took 3rd on that pitch that kicked out in front of the Pirate’s catcher, late in the game.
Who else on the Braves, could have made 3rd on that play?

Bill

May 26th, 2011
2:22 pm

Less yellow and much smaller head but yes he blows Nate out of the water. “Is that the best Braves can do?”
Good to see AJ jack a couple yesterday.

Reds have a good team..Braves better be ready.
Phil go easy on reckingball..lol

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
2:23 pm

Andruw ‘3/4 speed’ Jones, had an excellent chance of being a HOF, in my opinion.

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:23 pm

Oh, JS can run like a deer….question is can he get on base enough for it to matter…simple as that…so far, almost so good.

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:26 pm

I loved Andruw, except when he didn’t try, which was too often…a great player who ate and probably drank himself right out of the HOF….hated to have to let him walk….

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:28 pm

Aside from liking men, I get along well with Reckingball….just kidding!

Bill

May 26th, 2011
2:30 pm

phil…u something else..lol

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:30 pm

He and Larry have their little disagreements now and then which inevitably dissolve into name calling and other such juvenile derisions…..which I still find funny in my 40s….

jim

May 26th, 2011
2:36 pm

I don’t consider myself a Schafer lover. Last year Gregor Blanco was no budding all-star by any stretch and would never beat Michael Bourn in a foot race, but when he was in the lineup he was one of the most patient hitters on the team and would do a lot of little things to bunt, move a runner, or work a walk. With a 270 BA he was more of a presence in the lineup than the cast of characters that came before and after. It would be nice to add a star player to the lineup, but even the right marginal player or hot flash-in-the-pan (think Charles Thomas) can give the team a lift.

I am willing to disregard Schaffer’s minor league numbers because of his injury and suspension, but now is his time to show what he can do. He has a couple of tools that would help if he could prduce enough to win the job at least until someone better might come along.

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:39 pm

Jim – yes, maybe the bum will do enough to hang around and really help us…I sure hope so.

Can he play second base?

Bill

May 26th, 2011
2:45 pm

phil don’t forget Lugo is coming……

phil

May 26th, 2011
2:47 pm

yeah, that’s right…Lugo….great.

Remember the Lugo men in that silly kids’ show? Space Giants? Goldar, Silvar and something or another?

That’s what I think of this Lugo man too…..won’t be pretty.

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
2:49 pm

phil@ 2:28..& @2:30…………..”Aside from liking men”….I do not hold it against you, that your sexual orientation is tilted toward men.
As for Larry, don’t worry, I would never try to interfere with you-alls, relationship. I’m not tilted that way anyhow.

Bill

May 26th, 2011
2:50 pm

u right.another re-run …not pretty..

Bill

May 26th, 2011
2:52 pm

Eddie Long pays off $$$$$$

jim

May 26th, 2011
2:58 pm

Ted Williams and Ralph Kiner are two good examples of dead-pull power hitters that produced 35+ HRs consistently over their careers. (Ted for a lot longer than Ralph) Dan Uggla can still hit a ball as far as he ever did and turn around an inside fastball, but at present he shows no sign of being able to hit 20 or more HRs/year as a dead pull hitter. The sooner he realizes he is not the hitter he was last year, the sooner he might readjust and try to do something else to help the offense.

reckingball

May 26th, 2011
3:09 pm

Uggla is not going to get any inside fastballs to hit as long as he swings at just about any kind of junk, that is thrown his way.
Like someone said earlier, he needs to start hitting the ball where it is pitched, and lay-off of those breaking balls, that always land in the dirt a foot off the plate, after he has flailed at it.
He needs to work some pitch-counts and try to draw some walks, before they are going to give him anything, that’s near decent to hit.

phil

May 26th, 2011
3:15 pm

Ted Williams shouldn’t be mentioned in the same sentence with Struggla…..the dead pull hitting Williams once hit .406 of course….little danger this year of Struggla hitting .206….

PMC

May 26th, 2011
3:34 pm

To Derrick Lowe’s lawyer, there’s a huge difference between not having evidence and being exonerated.

Amazing the difference money makes in the justice system.

GT Alum

May 26th, 2011
4:04 pm

Surprise, surprise. Another athlete gets away with a crime that one of us wouldn’t gotten nailed to the wall for. So much for having any respect for Mr Lowe.

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