1:01 pm May 30, 2011, by David O'Brien
May 31st, 201111:50 am
You might think Uggla would shorten his swing temporarily to try to make consitent contact then when he got his confidence up he could start unleashing everything. Hard to watch a guy struggling so mightily when he goes for the downs on every swing. Like maybe try hitting it back through the middle.
May 31st, 201111:51 am
I liked how the Fox guys were ribbing Huddy about him having trouble with Uggla in the past and that maybe Huddy should throw some batting practice to him to get him going again. I had already thought something similar.
It’s true. Usually by this time in the season Uggla has blasted the Braves pitching to get on a hot streak… (bing)… Now he no longer gets to face the Braves.
May 31st, 201111:52 am
No way we send Dan to G Braves. He has to work it out here and he has to play to do it.
Just playing devil’s advocate here, but… he’s started every game but one this month… and his average continues to go in the wrong direction.
How long do you give him a chance to “work things out”? There has to be a limit, no matter who the player is. July? What if he’s hitting .150 in August and the Braves are still in the race?
When do you pull the plug on an unproductive player in favor of some sort of production?
I understand your post and at some point in time you are right, a desision will have to be made on what to do with him, don’t know if just sitting him with Brooks at 2nd long tirm is the answer.
May 31st, 201111:55 am
My family and I were at the game yesterday. I wanted to comment on the great job the Braves did before and during the game of recognizing our service men and women, past and present.
May 31st, 201111:58 am
To tired to really dig in, but it’d be pretty funny if every time he did start mashing was right when he met up with Atlanta.
May 31st, 201111:59 am
I meant to come on and post this on Saturday: I’m sure that deep flyball that Uggla crushed to left-center in the 10th didn’t leave the ballpark simply because of the pressure Uggla is under. Everyone knows pressure causes a hitter to barely miss pitches, causing deep flyballs instead of homeruns.
May 31st, 201112:00 pm
Repost from bottom of last page. Hate when that happens.
I understand your post and at some point in time you are right, a desision will have to be made on what to do with him, don’t know if just sitting him with Brooks at 2nd long tirm is the answer.
May 31st, 201112:01 pm
As a Die Hard Red Sox fan, and someone who thoroughly represents Red Sox Nation, sans the thundersticks, cowbells, gimmicks and Neil Diamond, let me say, that this Veteran’s Day, let us take the time to fully appreciate what America really means to..all of us.. To be more specific, what defines sports.
I think that all of us, as Americans, know, that the Boston Red Sox define baseball and on a larger basis, sports. There is just something so special, so magical, when a Red Sox player steps up to bat. It’s completely different when say someone from the “Colorado Rockies” or the “Toronto Blue Jays” steps up to bat. Those teams do not matter, they don’t know what it’s like to play baseball, their fans don’t know what it’s like to experience pain, loss, heartache, constipation, or pain.
Let’s say for instance…. There is a 25 year old Brewers fan…. Let’s compare him to a 25 year old Red Sox fan… Just by definition the 25 year old Red Sox fan is entitled to revel in more wins, more success and more happiness because his franchise has experienced just soooo much pain…just sooo much heartache… He has just been through so much, he remembers 1918, his grandfather cried over Bucky Dent, He almost sawed off his arm over Aaron Boone… My point is…as a Red Sox fan, he is just such a special guy…he “gets” it… as Red Sox fans we “get” it… you don’t know what it’s like to grow up in New England…it’s like nothing else… …………..nothing……….else….
In conclusion, every team in baseball deserves to be contracted except the AL EAST because we are what it means to be sports fans. Did you guys know that the Bruins were one of the first hockey teams and they are in the finals now? Isnt that amazing? Remember when the Red Sox came back from down 0-3? Boston sports just makes me appreciate being a human being…
May 31st, 201112:04 pm
Shaun, don’t try stirring the pot when everyone on here is doing fine this morning. Are you not getting enough attention?
May 31st, 201112:06 pm
Is it just me or does anyone else see how Chipper is really struggling power wise? He seems to have become just a mistake hitter and an a base-on-balls kind of guy. I can’t remember the last time he really hammered a pitch that wasn’t a mistake. Not saying he doesn’t have value but he has to be one of, if not the least slugging 3 hole hitters in baseball.
May 31st, 201112:07 pm
Murph, you know everything he says is to draw attention to him.
LOOK AT ME…. LOOK AT ME!!!!!
May 31st, 201112:09 pm
Sox Fan–uh, that was random.
Ugh. It’s too early for the Crazy…
May 31st, 201112:10 pm
Wonder if Chipper will give it a try on his bad right knee tonight? Hope but not sure things will be ok with him. His past two weeks have been rough. Something not right with him.
Murph and Arkansas Transplant, you and others constantly attack me directly more so that providing logical arguments to refute my comments. So if anyone is drawing attention to me, it’s you. You want to make me more invisible, try providing logic and reasoning to refute me instead of attacking me…unless of course you can’t refute me with logic and reason, and all you have are personal attacks.
Uggla needs to be batting 9th.
May 31st, 201112:11 pm
Played any RttS lately AT? I spent my precious few gaming minutes this weekend playing Red Dead Revolver… watched Tombstone Friday night, couldn’t pass up some Red Dead multiplayer afterwards.
May 31st, 201112:12 pm
The Red Sox define baseball and sports in general? When did this happen? After they finally won a WS after 85 years? What exactly, did they define prior to that? Futility?
Dude, they define nothing except in your own mind.
Poor, poor Shaun. I think he’s getting ready to cry. C’mon cry baby, cry for me! C’mon… cry!
You know, points or no point, you’re dead meat.
May 31st, 201112:13 pm
Shaun, been there and done that… It’s not my fault you can’t understand logic. It’s impossible to debate logic with an illogical individual.
Check top of page. Sad for Thasher fans.
May 31st, 201112:14 pm
Good morning Lew
How are you? On Red Sox you will have to admit they have a good win, loss, record every year always in the hunt, also they have great fans.
Murph, I think I may have played one game last week of RttS but here lately there just doesn’t seem to be enough time in a day do get everything done.
May 31st, 201112:15 pm
Shaun – If you truly understood logic, you’d realize that Logically, most here view you as an arrogant, opinionated, person with a superiority/obsessive/compulsive complex.
May 31st, 201112:16 pm
Bah, I get one chance a day to use a Karate Kid quote and I screwed it up. Son of a…
Anyways, just ignore him AT. Let’s talk about something more interesting than Shaun. For instance… I cut my toe nails this morning. And I drank a bottle of water on my drive in to work. I keep it in a fridge in my garage.
May 31st, 201112:18 pm
Lew, I keep lots of things in a fridge in my garage. Water… toe nails… people… Dr. Pepper… you name it.
May 31st, 201112:19 pm
Murph – You keep your toe nails in a fridge in the garage? Do we really want to know why?
I hate golf!!!!
I want to save people time on looking for people who have been optioned with the type deal that Uggla has. there have been none!!! Since we are asking questions find one player with a comparable deal—taking into account the advent of free agency when the dollar amounts were obviously different—who has gone 37 for 208 to start a season OR even any time in a season without being benched or sat for at least a little bit.
I know I said I would not comment on Uggla any farther but when I read something that patently silly you just must say something.
By the way, take as long as you want.37 for 208 AND 16 RBI’s in a third of a season while following a dynamic offensive force in the 4 spot and a Future First Ballot Hall of Famer in the 3rd spot.
Take as long as you want.
May 31st, 201112:20 pm
LTBF – Yeah, they have great fans since they started winning.
They define “bandwagon” impeccably. It’s tragic to see, actually.
How about we talk about Dan Uggla and pressure? Oh, you can’t without trashing me, so that spoils your plans.
DOB, has anyone been able to get the AJC IT guy on the phone regarding the time warp issue? Is this the AJC IT guy’s busy season or something? Is the Lifestyle page causing him issues or something?
May 31st, 201112:21 pm
Great comeback win today, guys! I believe McCann wanted to win that game!
Since your game is over, I thought it would be nice to invite all of you to join us on our Phillies board as we cheer our amazing Phillies on to victory. Tonight is pretty much an easy win for the Phils, with most experts already putting this game in the W column for them, but there will still be plenty of excitement as we watch to see how many runs the Phillies score in this expected blowout.
Hope to see you all there!
May 31st, 201112:23 pm
Murph, I thought you were quoting The Christmas Story line.
Outta here for a while, hope to be back beore gamestart. Have a good afternoon y’ll.
May 31st, 201112:24 pm
You’d better watch out cutting your toe nails.. those things can put an eye out!
Hillbilly – Forgot to mention some music to you the other day.
Ever heard a late 90’s cd by Paul McCartney called Run Devil Run – a collection of Old rock and roll covers (Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, etc) plus some new tunes written by McCartney. His back up band is David Gilmour on guitar and Ian Paice of Deep Purple on drums. You might enjoy it.
May 31st, 201112:28 pm
I apologize my dearest Braves fans. It appeared Milky was actually not over the “incident!” We can only hope he recovers for his next start, but until then we have Lamar’s Phillies coming to Turner….speaking of Turner…the front office actually offered to change the stadium name to suit my demands in hopes of keeping me from leaving in pursuit of my modeling career. Teddy and I are grand companions and he was supposedly in favor of the change, but I just couldn’t for my mind was set!! Anywho yes, Lamar’s Phillies have come to town and my sources tell me our great Braves will take all 3 competitive matchups!! This is all I can give as of now…I must depart and visit Mother in the hospital. She broke her pelvis late last night!! I do not have a clue what could have happened, but she remains constant in saying, and I quote, “It was worth it!” Father also seems at ease with the recent injury and told my sister today “That this was all his doing”…and then gave a small chuckle!! I reckon he has pushed her down the stairs again…it seemed as if Mother had broken something odd each month when I was younger. An ear, a tooth, the hole in her neck from the years of smoking… Oh well I must depart!!
Sincerely from a concerned son,
May 31st, 201112:29 pm
As of this morning my resignation letter to our great organization has been granted its request to for your Atlanta Braves and I to part ways. This is an extremely complex and difficult decision for me my friends. You all hold such a dear section of my heart and as of this moment I cannot bring myself to post details of the affair. I feel at this moment in my life I am called for greater things and the Atlanta Braves and I are hurt that I need to leave so close to the season’s start. I have spoken to players, coaches, and front office members individually and each has respected my decision. I promise to give you all details of my new endeavor soon but alas at this time it proves to tough a task. So long till the time arrives!!
Sincerely from a hurt yet true to himself Braves, no longer front office member, but fan
How about we talk about Dan Uggla and pressure? Oh, you can’t without trashing me, so that spoils your plans.
We covered that last week, made you look dumb, and moved on. Feel free to go back and reread all of the comments… the rest of us have more interesting topics to discuss, like:
Washed my car yesterday. Went to one of those self-serve places where you exchange quarters for high-pressure water. It was actually well worth the $5 I dropped vs washing it in my driveway. I have a major brake dust issue due to the Brembo brakes I have and it causes my driveway to turn completely black. I let my girls wash them once and it turned them completely black too. A high-pressure stream of water made my wheels look like new. It was awesome.
Let me put Dan Uggla in perspective. He has 37 hits in 208 AB’s. If he had only 18 more hits, that’s 1 hit EVERY three games, he would be hitting .264 with 7 HR’s one third of the way into the season. Coupled with his vastly better defense than he was thought to play and Braves fans would be talking about what a great trade Frank Wren made by only giving up Infante and Dunn to get Uggla.
18 hits is all that separates him from the people that want to release him and call him worthless. His stats in his career are remarkably constant. He WILL be as big of an asset offensively as he has been on defense.
May 31st, 201112:30 pm
Oh I do declare the Atlanta Braves must have the most intelligent fans in all of Major League Baseball. You all are correct in that each of the names mentioned is indeed linked to trade talks for our Atlanta Braves. Frankie and the remainder of our great front office worked diligently and acquired Alex Gonzalez, who we all felt would be an improvement over Yunel Escobar. Mr. Escobar was a grand player with his flashy way of playing, although sadly was not producing at a pace we would have liked and even more sadly had an attitude that was not on tract with the traditional Atlanta Braves way of playing and presenting ourselves. I did enjoy Yunel during his stay in Atlanta and one memory that comes to mind was the time myself and Big Peter(Peter Moylan….the name is an entirely different story) bribed Yunel’s hairdresser into coloring his hair lime green! Oh the expression on his face I will never remember…yes remember…because once Yunel found out I was behind the scheme he attacked me with a blow dryer. We eventually made up and I bought him a wig, which he wore until just recently when his hair lost its green tint. Anywho as all of you are correct with the names mention I will leave you with the words once yelled by Mr. Kevin Garnett, “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!!!!!”
Speaking of Kevin Garnett I cannot find my jersey that he personally signed for me. The last time I saw it Yunel had just trapped me in the corner of my closet threatening to “blow my face off.” Wait A Minute that flashy, hair coloring son of a gun stole my jersey and took it to darn Canada knowing I’m not allowed to enter that country since I attended that Justin Bieber concert!!
Sincerely from a man who has multiple restraining orders
keylargo, yep. Uggla’s results are most likely due to bad luck and a little age-related decline. Very likely nothing more than that. If it were something more, there would probably be underlying signs that he is indeed performing as poorly as his results indicate. Most of the underlying indicators suggest that he’s not all that far off from a typical Uggla season.
May 31st, 201112:33 pm
seriously. Crazy is out in full force today. Did I miss the memo?
Very entertaining eaglemasterbrother….lol
Lew, I would enjoy Gilmour on guitar if he played on a fluffin’ Color Me Badd album. The dude is second to none, but you already know that.
May 31st, 201112:34 pm
As of right now, the NL East is the only division in baseball with more than 1 team with 30 or more wins… and the NL East has 3 such teams.
May 31st, 201112:35 pm
Alright, heading to lunch. When I get back we can discuss the merits of Burger King vs McDonalds vs Wendys and pressure each is under to perform now that the burger monopolies they have formed are under attack from upstarts such as Might Fine Burgers, 5 Guys, and In-and-Out.
I look forward to a raucous debate with you all!
May 31st, 201112:37 pm
Uggla’s results are most likely due to bad luck and a little age-related decline
Before I go to lunch, let me add that you are dumb. See last week for a more thorough explanation.
The Honorable Voice of Reason
May 31st, 201112:39 pm
I am a better poster than all of the parties arguing, explained in the following.
Number One-I know more about advanced statistics.
Number Two-I understand that trends are more important than career accomplishments.
I blame Bobby Fredi for that.
May 31st, 201112:40 pm
Hillbilly – Actually, it’s a good CD. One of McCartney’s best efforts since Jimmy McCullough died and took Wings with him.
May 31st, 201112:41 pm
I knew we couldn’t have a serious, intelligent discussion about Uggla without someone trashing me. Shows who is probably right and who is probably wrong.
May 31st, 201112:42 pm
SOX fan let me say, that this Veteran’s Day, let us take the time to fully appreciate what America really means to..all of us..
ok, we’ll keep that in mind in november, when veterans day rolls around…
monty, almost all pitches that get hammered are mistakes.
May 31st, 201112:44 pm
Shaun – You and that freaking age related decline at age 30.
I guarantee I will laugh my fat, freaking behind off the day you have your first arthritic twinge and are reduced to laying on the floor writhing and howling like an injured dog, pleading for ibuprophen to a largely unsympathetic world.
May 31st, 201112:45 pm
there would probably be underlying signs that he is indeed performing as poorly as his results indicate.
I’m late for lunch… anyone else want to point out how idiotic this statement is or should I save it for my return?
May 31st, 201112:46 pm
Prado plays like a kid, he LOVES it! Uggla? Anybody have a real clue. He’s heading for 0 for season at this rate.
Murph, get a burger from each…. sample size… remember?
May 31st, 201112:49 pm
keylargo 18 hits is all that separates him [uggla] from the people that want to release him and call him worthless.
i know the point you are trying to make, but 18 hits is actually alot. no way around it…he has been awful.
May 31st, 201112:51 pm
DAP – Yeah, he has been awful – Thing is, he knows it and it’s weighing on him to the point where he’s almost jumping out of his skin in an attempt to hit every pitch..
May 31st, 201112:53 pm
However, what I find interesting is that when McLouth struggled, many here were more than willing to believe he’d come back after having had ONE good year, yet so many are certain, that despite FIVE good years, Uggla is toast.
May 31st, 201112:54 pm
keylargo, did you happen to watch the game the other night when AGon made a great stabbing play at short and turned to throw it to 2nd to get the out except there was no one covering? Uggla never moved from his position to cover the base. It doesn’t go down in the books as an error but it was most certainly an error.
Did someone just say that we should arbitrarily say “IF a guy had an additional 18 hits over 208 AB’s his BA would be significantly higher?”
So can we assume that someone who had 150 hits in 500AB’s can just maybe be assumed to have 18 more hits which would bump his average from .300 to .336??
Hugo Z Hackenbush
May 31st, 201112:55 pm
I kinda like Five Guys, although they’re a little pricey. You get what you pay for.
May 31st, 201112:57 pm
Lou/Earl – We get it. You detest Uggla – just like Robert hates Bobby Cox, Shaun can’t stand anyone disagreeing with him and .don hates everything . You can stop now.
May 31st, 201112:59 pm
OH, great. Time-warp PLUS getting “Your comment is awaiting moderation” appended to my moniker, LOL. Get some Twinkies and Mountain Dew to the IT folks, stat!
May 31st, 20111:01 pm
AT did you see Uggla standing on second to take the throw from the pitcher only to have Agon cut across and completely screw up a double play?
All players make errors both physical and mental. Your parents are examples of this.
May 31st, 20111:02 pm
18 Hits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so unbelievable. Over 500 AB’s!! Not 208!!! that is a difference of an added 36 points.from.244 to.280 from .320 to 356. from .190 to .226.
That’s a lotta difference.
May 31st, 20111:03 pm
Favorite players, in order of most favorite: A-Gon, Uggla, McLouth, Lowe, Schafer……….
I love to pull for the underdogs.
And anybody that doesn’t attribute pressure as having a huge affect on Uggla’s hitting is living in some other time warp/dimension.
Hello Braves fans! (been kinda busy working in the basement and not much time for blogging, but listening to the games none the less)
I am thinking that one day this offense is going to bust out and go bonkers for about 3 weeks…………
Keylargo, wake up and get a clue… oops sorry. Forgot about the size bus you ride.
lew yet so many are certain, that despite FIVE good years, Uggla is toast.
success breeds success, right? he needs a 4-4, and he’ll be ok, i imagine. i thought he had that game on may 15th, when he scored all three runs to beat halliday, but then he was right back into his slump. no one can fix this but him, though. he has to find away to put everything that has happened so far this season behind him. i have seen him take some good swings on pitches, and make an out anyways, and thats ticking him off. i feel really bad for him…gonzalez and the team need to find a way to take pressure off of him, by winning games and scoring runs, and i think he will snap out of it.
it seems weird, but i think that if the team starts to roll, uggla will come around. can the team roll without uggla coming around? eh…not sure.
May 31st, 20111:10 pm
I don’t think that’s weird, at all. Not in the slightest. And there’s plenty enough offensive depth in this lineup to carry Uggla, if some of the other guys get loose. One of the points of getting the guy, bringing up Freeman, and like that, was to provide some offensive margin. Right now, it’s just one those things where the team has used up all the offensive cushion…not enough guys going well enough to carry too many guys going bad.
May 31st, 20111:12 pm
Lew, most players start to decline at around 30. And “decline” doesn’t mean a player is in a wheelchair and a nursing home. “Decline” means a player’s performance is a little worse than at its peak. Players gradually decline generally starting around 30 and it’s rather gradual. Players don’t become like old men at 30. If you are more a visual person, imagine a downhill slope. That’s how players’ career paths usually go once they are around 30. Not a sharp drop-off, like a cliff. Trying to put this simply since you obviously don’t understand what decline means.
yet so many are certain, that despite FIVE good years, Uggla is toast.
And when you’re going bad line drives find infielders, outfielders make those diving catches, the warning track is where most of your fly balls go to die.
Schafer is up and people are thinking he is the new CFer. He’s going good and you can tell it by the two fly balls he hit yesterday that would have been outs in Little League but fell just over the second basemans head. Uggla is simply not getting those type of hits now. He will though because his 5 year numbers say he will.
We’ve got a .500+ record now and it’s going to get better when Heyward is well and Uggla is doing what he’s done for 5 years.
I am sure many have it marked down as an event that happens every year/season. Here it is for 2011.
Frenchy hitting in
Last 7 days: .174/.200/.174
Last 14 days: .213/.269/.277
Last 28 days: .220/.287/.330
Precipitous fall. Where’s Polly Dense now to claim he will make more money than Mac?
And Kelly Johnson is on one of his white hot streaks.
Last 7 days: .417/.440/.958
Last 14 days: .347/.385/.796
Last 28 days: .278/.314/.557
May 31st, 20111:13 pm
Lew–You the new moderator?You’re not a flat out idiot like the Stalker.In fact you are an intelligent guy. Can we please stop with the “hate Uggla” BS?? Someone just said he would be fine IF he had 18 more hits. Now being a man of good sense you could have responded to that idiocy but instead you get into my “hatred of Uggla”, we also have a guy who should know better calling for examples of anyone with an Uggla type deal being sent to the minors, now as a guy with a sound sense of logic you could have said “There probably has never been a guy with a deal like Uggla who has ever got off to such a horrific start and IF there was such a guy he would have been sat for just awhile.” Lew,isnt that true?? Do I hate Uggla for calling that out. I have not mentioned the travails of Dan Uggla for over a week but surely abject stupidity on this blog should give me the right to offer a rejoiner. You don’t sound like you’re under 30 so I’m sure you are not one of these FANaticS with a Chipper Jones poster over your bed therefore I can’t believe you keep up with this “hate uggla”nonsense. He and hanley ramirez have both moved into unchartered territories for formerly quality players. Every single writer in South Florida has realized this is something really BAD. they don’t mention how “he will come out of it”, “he will hit what his baseball card says he will”–None of that lunacy. These may both be HORRIBLE years for 2 guys that nobody would have expected it of? Maybe SOMEONE at the AJC might mention that.Maybe someone at the AJC could get an off the record comment from an advance scout about what he and others see in ramirez and Uggla. Maybe if you read it from someone you believe you would put credence in it.
Do I hate Hanley Ramirez too??
Yes – I OBVIOUSLY don’t know what decline means. You arrogant jerk.
May 31st, 20111:16 pm
Well, there you go, then. Uggla for Johnson, straight up. LOL
May 31st, 20111:17 pm
How about Mike Napoli as a right-handed bench bat that can spell Freeman and allow Ross to pinch-hit more? That’s worth exploring.
There are issues. Napoli’s under contract through next season. In theory, Freeman will be better and will deserve to play more. Napoli obviously isn’t playing over McCann and the Braves already have the best backup catcher in baseball. So would it be worth giving up what it would take to acquire Napoli when he would essentially be more or less a platoon type player this season and get even less playing time next season?
May 31st, 20111:18 pm
Clearly your numbers must be wrong. Frenchy has “found” it, and obviously KJ is NOT a good hitter!
Go and get your facts straight!!!
May 31st, 20111:19 pm
I predict Uggla will start on an incredible hot streak today. (if he doesn’t, I reserve the right to predict the same thing tomorrow….)
Lou – Can we stop with it? It’s not me that needs to stop with it, it;’s you. You really should hear yourself. You’re as obsessive as Robert and don.
May 31st, 20111:22 pm
SB, ooh, ooh…since we’re going retro-Braves, what’s Escobar doing?
May 31st, 20111:23 pm
Lou – First I’ll be sixty in two weeks. Second, I didn’t respond to the “18 hits thing” because I understood exactly what he was saying. Third- Am I the moderator? Well, I’ve been around damned near since the beginning of this blog and have paid my dues, so yeah, sometimes I think I am – or have as much right as anyone other than DOB or Carroll to moderate upon occasion..
As for hearing it from someone I believe and put credence in their opinion? Since damned near everyone has commented on his wretchedness and I DO watch every game, I would like to think I’m as aware of his futility (to this point) as anyone here. As for taking your word for it – it would be easier if you didn’t ram it all into the ground at every available opportunity.
Now as to
May 31st, 20111:24 pm
Yunel is looking GOOD with his frosted tips!!!
May 31st, 20111:25 pm
Lew, you are acting as if I’m saying Uggla belongs in a nursing home or something. Age-related decline doesn’t mean a guy is like a 85-year-old man and can’t play major league baseball anymore. Age-related decline means Uggla’s best days are behind him. He can still play in the majors and be productive. He’s just not likely to have a career year while with the Braves. And his age along with bad luck are the main reasons his stats look so bad so far. The bad luck will probably end and he will be a very good player at some point soon. But, at his age, he’s probably not the player he was at his peak. That’s about as clear as I can make it.
Wayne, I was thinking more with the stick than coiffure.
Shaun – Maybe that’s because you give them impression that 30 is the new 85.
May 31st, 20111:26 pm
Lew, I think we are probably on the same page as far as Uggla still likely being a very productive player. My point is that his age and bad luck mostly explain his numbers so far. Take the bad luck out of the equation, because of his age, he’s not quite the same guy he was in Florida, but he’s not all that far off. Maybe your Uggla fandom is clouding your interpretation of the point I was making.
May 31st, 20111:27 pm
Everybody on this board is giving an opinion of the Braves second baseman. Most think he will be fine. Do you think your fixation on my commenting about Uggla just might be a reaction to my having called this somewtime around March 30. Go back and look. I have not mentioned the man’s name while he has been eviserated on this Blog. The ONLY reason I mentioned him today was because someone thought it was okay to go ahead and say he would be fine if he had 18 more hits in 208 AB’s.
And you’re complaining about me. Do you have a favorite charity? I do.How about we both pick a batting average for dan Uggla and the person coming closest to that batting averag has the loser donate $500.00 to the winner’s favorite charity.The check could be made out to the charity and mailed to Carroll at the AJC and she could verify she has received it and mail it in. A copy of the cancelled check would also be sent to Carroll to make sure there was not a Stop Payment put on it.
Let’s trade the names of charities and make sure we both approve.At least an organizaation will benefit and both of us will show we believe in what we are saying.It will be like Governors betting on the Super Bowlwhere the loser sends some goodies to the winner. You in??
Esco is having a pretty decent offensive season overall: .293/.368/.429 and has a May OPS of .848. – increase of ~100 points from his April OPS. 5 HR, 19 RBI and grounding into only 7 DPs all season. Nothing particularly streaky stands out.
Transplant – Doesn’t bother me a bit. I’m used to it.
May 31st, 20111:28 pm
Lew, where? Where have I ever given that impression? I would love to see one example.
I can’t help it that you don’t understand what I mean by “age-related decline.”
May 31st, 20111:29 pm
Age-related decline means Uggla’s best days are behind him.
Really? And here we were, thinking that he had gone so senile that he couldnt remember where first base was.
Yes Shaun – The answer is anything except you’re full of crap about age related decline, right?
Lew, your a popular person this morning.
Gil In Mechanicsville
You know what folks, after all is said and done, the Braves are not in all that bad of a position. After all, it only takes one month of hot at bats to turn a season around. Look at what happened with Glaus last year.
On pressure being a reason for long fly balls…. I think it has a little more to do with hitting a round ball with a round bat.
EW Golf is a wonderful game as long as you don’t keep score…. A wise fellow once told me that shooting a round of golf and breaking a hundred is a really good score for someone who only plays once a week. It is not a game for folks who cannot handle failure. For sure, it is much harder than it looks….
May 31st, 20111:33 pm
SB, thanks for not making me look it up my own self. You’re a good man.
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