2:52 pm May 28, 2011, by David O'Brien
May 28th, 20116:17 pm
I WILL HAVE TO KEEP WATCHING THIS GUY THE WHOLE SEASON, BATTING 8TH BECAUSE HE AINT GOOD ENOUGH TO LEADOFF AND GET 6.5M !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Unless someone has tied you to a chair and taped your eyes open, nobody is forcing you to watch anything. If it bothers you that much, don’t watch. Plus, it’s kind of funny you are complaining about a guy that’s not even in the lineup right now…
Doc "Mather" Holiday
May 28th, 20116:18 pm
May 28th, 2011
And the Yanks pay Nick Swisher $9 million to hit 8th
Yankees pay 9 million to the scoreboard keeper.
With Prado I think it’s the supporting cast and glum environment. He’s hitting .283, 6HR 29R and 29RBI. Those are not “force” numbers but they are not bad. If he had only 6 more hits, he’d be hitting .310, so… it’s hard to say he’s in a deep slump or off year. He’s about in line.
May 28th, 20116:19 pm
Rename, Rename: I hereby christen the old, tired, slow, worn down “blog” with its new name –
May 28th, 20116:20 pm
Aren’t the Braves one of the Fox games tonight?
He will be back and things will be even worse cause he will be nursing that abd muscle the rest of the season……… Is it possible to be worse?………..
just because the Fish used him there Jerry, does not mean that we have to, and the sample size of his at bats in those two slots is large enough to indicate that he is unlikely to hit any worse there than
I understand we don’t have to use him there noleee. I’m just saying that the vast majority of his career was spent in the 2 and 5 holes and that’s where most of his HRs and RBIs came from. Personally, I figure if you are a legit big league hitter, you oughta be able to hit wherever they put you. I refuse to believe that putting him in the cleanup spot will all of a sudden make him not clueless as he has been all year. And you can put a great hitter behind him and he will still not recognize a fastball right in his wheel house. last night was a great example. He had his chances, but he must not be seeing the ball very well so far.
Yes, yes they are one of the games tonight…
May 28th, 20116:21 pm
Thank you, now I know what a Labrum is, in your blog you said Adam LaRoch also has a bad one.
May 28th, 20116:22 pm
This is not sarcasm, but since I live 4 hours from the ATL, is Uggla taking regular batting practice, and is he hitting anything out of the park then?
At least Boston’s been interesting…I get to watch the Angels and the Twins
May 28th, 20116:25 pm
I am 30 minutes North of Orlando and get stuck with the Boston vs. Detroit game? I hate that!
May 28th, 20116:26 pm
I WILL HAVE TO KEEP WATCHING THIS GUY THE WHOLE SEASON, BATTING 8TH BECAUSE HE AINT GOOD ENOUGH TO LEADOFF AND GET 6.5M !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! _ Doc
Yeah, damn it
May 28th, 20116:28 pm
Chipper worked hard on his comeback and had a big ST and good first month of the season, but now he is wearing down and his average and power drop by the month. He seems to be compensating for a slower bat by doing a lot of guessing and either going after bad pitches or watching too many good ones. He is not the straw that stirs this team’s drink (more the one that breaks the camel’s back) He may have a few good spurts from time-to-time, but he is hurting this team in the middle of the lineup — (not that there are a lot of better candidates, just that he is not a very good one)
Hopefully the timeoff will cure Heyward’s injury woes, give him a better exercise routine, and some time to watch film and rehab in the minors to close up a few holes in his swing. He needs to be the impact player we thought he was going to be. If he is, he MUST be moved into the 3-hole as soon as he shows he has recovered. If he is not, there aren’t enough Hunter Pences out there to fix this team in the near/short term.
May 28th, 20116:29 pm
quitcher bitchin’ Doc. nobody is making you watch.
May 28th, 20116:30 pm
Of course, Jason. Why, everyone enjoys a Red Sox or Yankees game no matter where they live.
May 28th, 20116:31 pm
oxy would likely work if you took a whole bunch Bat
May 28th, 20116:32 pm
I get the Braves, maybe I should take something for the pain before the game begins.
Next to the Kool Aid.
May 28th, 20116:34 pm
Where the hell are my rose colored glasses
Bay Area Steve
May 28th, 20116:35 pm
I think ‘good’ was a stretch…
noles, gimme a sec…
May 28th, 20116:36 pm
It seems somewhat incongruous that since I imposed my self inflicted moratorium on discussing a certain player that said player is now being mentioned in a negative fashion more than ever.
I believe only a select groupof players would be negatively impacted by a shift in batting order position.One of these would be the egomaniacal shortstop of the Florida Marlins who thinks it permissable to hit around.200 and still keep 2nd or 3rd spot in a batting order. These guys are basically children who have no concept of responsibility to the guys paying their salary or their teammates. If I managed the Marlins, ramirez would be hitting 8th where he deserves to hit. case Closed!!
Freaking time warp ruined the timing of a good joke.
May 28th, 20116:37 pm
I think the time warp doesn’t bother me so much ’cause I remember this place when you had to wait five minutes to see a post…
Man, those were the days.
said player is now being mentioned in a negative fashion more than ever.
Have you never seen this blog? I think Uggla is more hated than bin Laden was
May 28th, 20116:38 pm
Happy birthday, Craig!
May 28th, 20116:39 pm
jeffrey d – over the top again, I see (one minute on the blog and I see that 6:37 post!) Good grief!
May 28th, 20116:43 pm
We’re winning today. Bank on it.
I am 30 minutes North of Orlando and get stuck with the Boston vs. Detroit game? I hate that! _ JasonInFL
Most likely Rick Scott’s to blame.
May 28th, 20116:45 pm
Freaking time warp ruined the timing of a good joke. _ jeffrey
Treat it like a Carnac the Magnificent bit.
May 28th, 20116:46 pm
We could have a little fun with this time warp thing. For instance, someone could suggest a punch line, then someone else suggest the set-up. When the time warp inverted them, we would have a joke.
Hmm. Maybe that would work for the Braves. Invert the line-up. Lowe – AGon – Freeman – Uggla – Hinske – McCann – Jones – Prado – Schafer
JC from DR! (You gotta tip your cap to ____)
Tonight the Braves are facing a pitcher, Bronson Arroyo, who has been pretty awful in May, with an 0-3 record and 6.90 ERA. Which, of course, means the Braves are in trouble.
I hope at least half of them read this, they should feel embarrassed, or is it still early to feel like that, Kool-aid drinkers?
MLB Fox saturday virus has spread from 1:00 and 4:00 to 7:00 pm.
Anyone got a link for the game?
May 28th, 20116:47 pm
Based upon the Detroit press and fan reaction this is probably Senor Smokes(Leyland) and Dumbo’s(Dombrowski) last few months on the job ulless they pull out a miracle.based upon how you have abused Dumbo in the past can you think of any possible trades that the Braves might be able to pull off. The Tigers need a 2B, SS, 3B and a corner outfielder. They have potential in middle infielders in the minors and appear to have young pitching about to hit the Majors. The Tigers most tradeable–but highly suspicious pieces would be Ryan Raburn, Ramon santiago. they have quality arms in Furbush and Oliver and some power arm relievers. Do you see a match.you know if you trade with Dombo you will probably win.
of course the Phillies and Mets are on Fox in my area.
May 28th, 20116:48 pm
Didn’t you ballgame this one like 3 hours ago?
MIBraveeesFan – radio station here playing Top 100 Albums (per votes from listeners) this weekend – Darkness on the Edge of Town just clocked in at #80…
May 28th, 20116:50 pm
Should bring KK up to pitch for Braves with Arroyo pitching for Reds…
Why do you fans want a trade when we have the “Chosen One” in CF. akc Schafer…
The truth, Its very hard to watch the Braves anymore.
May 28th, 20116:51 pm
Again? Because I’m always so edgy and pushing the envelope?
Anyway, sorry if it was offensive.
May 28th, 20116:52 pm
I hope at least half of them read this, they should feel embarrassed, or is it still early to feel like that, Kool-aid drinkers?
Curious to know – do you define Kool-aid drinkers to be those pathetic creatures who do not feel it is their duty to constantly make fun of the team they root for, laugh when things go wrong, and call the players on the team funny names?
May 28th, 20116:53 pm
VJ – good to hear! It’s certainly well deserved!
May 28th, 20116:55 pm
I wonder what Earl is bumpin to
It wasn’t just the one post; I’ve seen you make many the last month saying pretty much the same thing. As always, which I appreciate, you’re saying maybe/maybe not, but it seems to me you’re pretty firm on the side of a changed approach. And, you’re right, I also recall the quote, from either Skip or Parrish, that the guys were going to be more aggressive. So, you certainly have reason to believe such.
I guess where I’m at: Prado and Gonzalez have always been attack-first guys; I don’t think you can see a change there. McCann’s, Uggla’s, and 10’s walks were due, in large part IMO, to being pitched around, or pitched very carefully. If they are not hitting, or at least not hitting with damage, which they’re not, some of those walks are going to go away. Plus, all three have had tremendous success doing it their way, and I can’t believe would change for a new coach. (I also think Chipper’s bat has slowed, or at minimum he’s not seeing it well right now, and so he’s having to start sooner. But there’s no way he’s changing his Hall of Fame approach unless his eyes/hands/bat-speed have forced him to. Certainly not Larry Parrish.)
Freeman’s new, and has performed, I would say, exactly how we expected, so I can’t go Parrish there. Heyward’s approach seems to be what it was, to me. I think he’s taking a seeing a similar number of pitches as last year, though I haven’t checked on anybody. He just ain’t hittin’ nearly as many…
The one guy left is McLouth, and I do think he’s been more aggressive this year. I think it’s been a noticeable change. But, I also think this has been an improvement, for him. I think he was far too passive last year.
So, I said all that, to say: Parrish ain’t it. Guys are struggling, but as soon as some hits fall, those approaches’ll look just fine…
May 28th, 20116:56 pm
Early Lou is reminding me of Tomahawkin tonight with his nicknames and the real name in parentheses.
May 28th, 20116:58 pm
And off into the blog void for the next 2 1/2 hours…
Game streaming on 680 The Fan online:
May 28th, 20116:59 pm
Bat, What do you think of “Senor Smokes?” can you imagine a guy in 2011 with a beautiful young wife and kids who would be so blanking stupid as to still do 3 packs a day?? Check out his face on a Detroit Post Game Show.The man looks like a petrified rock after 3,000,000—Sorry Strict Biblical Interpretationists—years in the Sinai.
May 28th, 20117:01 pm
May 28th, 2011
That’s right. At least Bin Laden had no problem laying off those down and away sliders.
May 28th, 20117:02 pm
Do you think when McLouth gets off the DL that the Braves are just gonna drop Schafer back to AAA? If Schafer is playing well still he should continue to play regardless of McLouth coming back. There is zero chance Nate comes back next season. Might as well stick with Jordan if he’s doing well.
May 28th, 20117:03 pm
Jerry That’s right. At least Bin Laden had no problem laying off those down and away sliders.
I don’t know . . . they did find that porn stash . . .
May 28th, 20117:06 pm
a few discussion questions:
what qualifies a player for comeback player of the year and is jurrjens this year’s braves starter to win it?
is there an available bat out there that would be worth any of the pitching that atlanta can offer?
lastly, at what point does a player get the label of ‘injury-prone’?
Ok Outta here almost gametime, Lets win tonight. Have a good one or two y’ll. DO IT BRAVES.
May 28th, 20117:08 pm
You’re cracking me up, Early Lou.
It goes without saying I imagine that I’m audio only tonight, so forgive me if I react to the plays as the game goes on!
May 28th, 20117:11 pm
Urban dictionary _
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If you believe the Federal government blew-up the World Trade Center, you’re a Kool Aid Drinker. “We won’t be truly free until all drugs are legal.”
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May 28th, 20117:16 pm
Has anyone else been watching the History Channel this afternoon?
May 28th, 20117:18 pm
Another laser by mac
May 28th, 20117:20 pm
And what would be unusual about that?
May 28th, 20117:21 pm
is this game not televised??
Kris in Oz
May 28th, 20117:22 pm
What are the odds that the Braves score more than 2 runs tonight? I’m thinking we lose 6-2 and Bronson Arroyo goes 7 strong giving up ome run.
Well this is not a good start . . . .
is this game televised??
May 28th, 20117:23 pm
Lowe will have 100 pitches again by the end of the 5th.
Great start Braves! We might get to call ballgame! in the first inning.
Just got into it and, boy, we dodged a howitzer shell on that play to end the frame.
May 28th, 20117:24 pm
no longer streaming online!! DAMMITT!!
2 walks, wild pitch, sb allowed, awesome start.
Load ‘em up, Lowe.
HaHa D Lowe gets the magic DP ball……
May 28th, 20117:25 pm
I just posted and my post went back a couple time zones….what the heck?
Martinez will be pitching by the 4th. Lowe is back to being the sucky Lowe.
You guys are ridiculous
Lowe looking like shyt, but is a lucky recipient of a DP
May 28th, 20117:26 pm
One thousand one, one thousand two, one thousand three
Lowe was a bad signing the day it happened. I don’t care what shape the Braves pitching was in at the time. This guy was never the answer. Outside of the last month of last year, he’s been bad. If not for great run support, he would have a losing record in Atlanta.
Caught a break there – let’s see if our offense can wake up.
I think I just lost the radio feed…
May 28th, 20117:27 pm
Lowe is keeping us in the game. Usually when we fail to score with bases loaded the other teams scores a few runs during there next AB, hopefully we can do that.
May 28th, 20117:28 pm
sorry cabravesfan – I just have the one that’s part of the MLBTV package.
Way to go with the hit, BMAC!
A ground ball pitcher getting a ground ball isn’t really luck
May 28th, 20117:29 pm
wow, the Rays batted Longoria in the leadoff spot today.
May 28th, 20117:30 pm
I love these scouting reports on pitchers they always put up – don’t let runners on, throw strikes, stay ahead in the count, watch out for (insert name of best hitter here), keep composure, etc…
Anyone else have a radio option I can try?
BamaDude @ #1CowCollege AL
May 28th, 20117:31 pm
happy holiday weekend to everyone ! …
remember the Vets ! …they are due for our many thanks …
Go Bravos !!
Hugo Z Hackenbush
Why is inducing a double play “luck”? You clowns are taking negativity to a new level
Jordan can get the down line in a hurry thats for sure.
Okay let’s get these runs home guys
May 28th, 20117:32 pm
Hoss w/ da hustle !!!
May 28th, 20117:33 pm
Linebrink For Cy
head case Uggla makes his usual out
What the heck is the problem with the ajc.com tech people? This out of sync nonsense is just silly!!
Way to go Ske!!!
Hinske…..nice…keep the spout open
Uggla is channeling his inner Bob Horner.
(found a station- thanks MIBraveeeesfan!)
May 28th, 20117:34 pm
Nice job Uggla, you are awesome.
WQNT Charlotte ca VJ gave it to me bing it
oh its whats his name ..ugh
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