Irene shortens Braves-Mets series to 1 game

(UPDATED)

NEW YORK – Hurricane Irene has reduced the Braves’ three-game weekend series with the Mets to just one game on Friday night.

The Saturday and Sunday games were both postponed because of the approaching storm. Those games will be made up as part of a Sept. 8 doubleheader at Citi Field, which had been a mutual open date for both teams.

The Braves will play that doubleheader in the middle of a road trip between series at Philadelphia (Sept. 5-7) and St. Louis (Sept. 9-11).

Earlier Friday, a plan was in place to postpone the Sunday game and move up the 4 p.m. Saturday game to a noon start in hopes of getting it in before weather deteriorated. But because New York City is shutting down its subway system at noon Saturday, that game was eventually scrubbed.

When the Braves’ charter flight took off Thursday night from Chicago bound for New York, they had not been notified of any planned schedule changes for the series against the Mets. When they landed, still no news.

Late Friday morning in New York, they finally got word: their Sunday game scheduled for 1:10 p.m. had been postponed, and Saturday’s 4:10 p.m. start was moved to a noon start.

A few hours later, that news changed again:  Saturday’s game was off the board, too.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Thursday it would be easy for the Braves to change their itinerary and travel from Philadelphia to New York to play one game Sept. 8, then on to St. Louis.

He had not mentioned whether he felt the same way about a possible doubleheader that day.

Shock over Flanagan suicide

The death of former Cy Young award winner Mike Flanagan, 59, shook one of his contemporaries, Hall of Fame pitcher and Braves broadcaster Don Sutton.

And when word spread that Flanagan had committed suicide, Sutton was stunned.

“I got to know him, competed against him,” said Sutton, 66. “I’m shocked anytime there’s a death in our baseball family. If indeed he did take his life, I’m doubly shocked.”

Flanagan died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head, the Maryland medical examiner ruled Thursday. His body was found Wednesday behind his home in Baltimore.

“He always seemed like kind of a dry-wit, quiet kind of guy,” Sutton said, “and he was very competitive.”

Flanagan helped Baltimore win the 1983 World Series, and later worked for the Orioles as a coach and in the front office before becoming an analyst on the team’s broadcast network.

Braves general manager Frank Wren got to know Flanagan when Wren served as Orioles GM in 1999.

“Mike was broadcasting Orioles games and working with our pitchers in our off-season program while I was in Baltimore,” Wren said. “He had such a good understanding of the game and especially pitching, which made him easy to listen to on the broadcasts. He was a great guy and an Oriole through and through.”

171 comments Add your comment

Brava

August 25th, 2011
8:42 pm

I hope they work something out so our Bravos can get out of there before Irene hits.

Wetdirt

August 25th, 2011
8:45 pm

Mets cryin’ about having to play another double header!

Weaseal

August 25th, 2011
9:00 pm

Met fans would call a rainout a win !!

Joseph

August 25th, 2011
9:18 pm

Baseball lost a good man yesterday. Flanagan was a treasure on the mound and a treasure of a man. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Stan

August 25th, 2011
9:56 pm

Could impact? More like will impact.

Mets R Best

August 25th, 2011
10:07 pm

Heyward–overated. Your coach–in over his head. Larry–over the hill.

Braves fans shouldn’t be concerned about Irene, but they should fear what will happen when their team plays the Amazing Mets.

Joseph

August 25th, 2011
10:08 pm

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/mike-flanagan-orioles-pitcher-executive-and-broadcaster-dies-at-59/2011/08/25/gIQAcoBZeJ_story.html

Cajun, with all due respect, neither you nor me know the exact nature of what the man was dealing with. I choose to leave it at that and believe that his family knew more than the media or any of us will. There were rumors of illness, but none ever confirmed, nor can I blame the family for not confirming. But for the time being. I choose to remember his 1979 23 win season and how dang funny the man was. Calling himself Cy young, Palmer Cy old, and Stone Cy Future.

Another Clueless Braves Blogger

August 25th, 2011
10:19 pm

Meds R Best August 25th, 2011 10:07 pm Heyward–overated. Your coach–in over his head. Larry–over the hill. Braves fans shouldn’t be concerned about Irene, but they should fear what will happen when their team plays the Amazing Mets.

Isn’t it past your bed time?

NRBQ

August 25th, 2011
10:20 pm

Congratulations, Cajun.

You’re now the lead dog in the race for the Douche-of-the-Year award.

(And believe me, that’s a tough field.)

smoltz29

August 25th, 2011
10:26 pm

Maybe DOB can bore us with his hectic Irene travel sked again! Just the facts Dave, just the facts please. Thank You

Richard

August 25th, 2011
10:50 pm

No one is crying about a double header. Fox has the Saturday game at 4:10 pm. If this was not a Fox game then a double header could occur on Saturday. The Commisioner’s office, the players Union and both teams players would have to approve the move of the Sunday game to either Saturday night or September 8. The move of Sunday games to Saturday night has already been approved for the Phillies and Red Sox Games. In those games all parties above agreed to the move. Also the Braves may want to leave on Saturday night due to all three airports (EWR,JFK,LGA closing down on Saturday night and Sunday morning). The Braves may actually want September 8, since the roster would have been expanded to include minor league call ups on 9/1. Sorry to burst your bubble Wetdirt but state the facts not lies.

Joseph

August 25th, 2011
10:54 pm

Richard, the home team has the say on double headers due to weather. Remember the Mets filing a complaint with to the “commish” for the Braves having a double header right after they had one in the previous series early in the year? It is the home teams call. Once the game starts it is the umpires call, but until then and the rescheduling is chosen by the home team with the league saying “fine” like they always do.

David O'Brien

August 25th, 2011
11:05 pm

Maybe DOB can bore us with his hectic Irene travel sked again! Just the facts Dave, just the facts please. Thank You — smoltz29

Nah. I’ll write whatever I want on my blog. You can read it, skip it, complain about it, enjoy it. All good to me.

Thank you.

CajunStorm

August 25th, 2011
11:20 pm

Joseph, you’re right. You’ve aways been pretty fair in your posts. I should have more respect for the situation. it just brought back memories of someone I knew and I’m still kinda P’d about that I guess. Just can’t stand it.

NRBQ….Guess I gotta ride that Douche of the Year Float down Canal St. next Mardi Gras. Unlike others I can accept the consequences of my statements and my opinions. You have yours, albeit dull of substance, and I have mine. Beliefs? I won’t get into…..but my issuance of sympathy is at my discretion. As stated above…..it goes to his family.

Anyhoo, Lets get these Mets. We keep doing what we are doing and we’ll handle the Phillies head-to-head.

Geaux Braveauxs

Kimbrel rocks

August 25th, 2011
11:25 pm

any news on whether we are having a double header or not

luvthosedawgs68

August 25th, 2011
11:41 pm

You tell ‘em DOB. I believe this is very important information. Believe me, As a Braves fan, I want nothing to do with an injury by one of our studs because the idiot Mets want to try to get the game in either Sat night or Sunday. I say just play the game the day after the regular season, if needed.

Richard

August 25th, 2011
11:42 pm

Joseph:

Not sure on the first statement from you. If my mind serves me correctly I remember reading on ESPN that at a Yankees Rays Game in New York,(I think in July looking at an MLB.com calendar) game was rained out. Yankees wanted to play a double header the next night but the Rays team members pushed for September 22 date according to MLB.com calendar. Again, unfortunately it is the players who make this call and not the team. If it was the Mets team (not the players) they would push for Saturday night since they do not want to pay extra to Groundskeepers, Security,Parking,Concessions staff members. (Remember this is the financially challenged Mets we are talking about)

Joseph

August 26th, 2011
12:06 am

Richard, home team has first choice as I said. Selig, the worst comish in all of sports, can override. The home team has the say until game-time. Once game-time happens it is totally umpire and MLB decision about that days game. Make-up games are decided by MLB. Double headers are chosen by home team.

Keith (Captain, USAF)

August 26th, 2011
12:07 am

They need to do a doubleheader….no sense in having to make up these games later. Only a doofus like the mets GM would make us do that.

Remarkable

August 26th, 2011
12:18 am

I’m sure that the game will be scheduled for the day after the season ends and so will not be played. The only reason that the Braves would want to make up this game is if it would help them catch the Philies.

Kat

August 26th, 2011
12:33 am

NYS is already in a state of emergency… hopefully the hurricane will move further east and to sea.

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Braves Fan in NY

August 26th, 2011
7:36 am

Im in NY bracing for the storm…no news yet when Sundays game will be made up.
If Im a Met I say wait till end of season, this way if the game isnt necessary to play the Mets can
end their season with one less game to lose…er…um…play

Braves Fan in NY

August 26th, 2011
7:37 am

Serious Concern over Hanson. Its not sounding good at all….shoulder not responding and we are a month away from playoffs…it may end up being Hudson, Beachy, Minor, Lowe, JJ the rest of the way

Braves Fan in NY

August 26th, 2011
7:38 am

One thing we need…A Right handed bat off the bench…we cannot depend on Julio Lugo to come thru in the clutch!

Trojan

August 26th, 2011
8:16 am

DOB: Any word on Hanson’s checkup and plan to return?
Keep up the good work. Write on travel plans, food and songs,as long as you keep us up to date on the Braves, it’s all good!

Patrick Romano WAR DAMN EAGLE

August 26th, 2011
9:03 am

Hey mets r best. Yes, Braves are worried about you & mets, what a loser, dumbass…

gcs

August 26th, 2011
9:48 am

Why don’t the Braves and Mets play a doubleheader on Saturday? (They could use a day off anyway.)
The Saturday game is set for 4pm. They could probably start game 2 by 7:30.

.

CajunStorm

August 26th, 2011
9:49 am

Braves Fan in NY…that would be Hudson, JJ, Beachy, Lowe, Minor.

JJ has no injuries and he’s put up his best #’s yet. He’ll get back to early season form in his next 5 starts.

Hudson is our Game 1 starter unless he falls off the map. Question is though if Lowe puts together 5 -6 more starts like his last 2, is he our #3. Would be good to see but either way I like Beachy in any situation. He’s got that “whatever” confidence. He’s a 6 inning guy but with our 3 horses who should be well rested, I’ll take my chances.

Geaux Braveauxs

Dirty Dawg

August 26th, 2011
10:59 am

Seems to me that the better rout is to forget trying to play this Sunday’s game – that assumes that it’ll have to be canceled at all. I recall having to evacuate Hilton Head one time because of the threat of an off-shore hurricane…as it turned out, and to quote somebody that stayed there, ‘we’ve seen more damage done by sunsets around here.’. Point being if we only play the game if it’s needed at the end of the regular season, and it probably won’t, then we get the day off and the only downside is that the Mets lose that game’s revenue – how much does that bother anybody?

dwayne

August 26th, 2011
11:00 am

Do not forget what Lowe did down the stretch last year…no reason to believe he wont duplicate that based on the last 2 starts.

dwayne

August 26th, 2011
11:02 am

Brave fan in NY, Conrad might get a few more at bats right handed before playoffs…see what happens, but I see your concern

Billy

August 26th, 2011
11:04 am

Would have been simple to just play the games in Atlanta with the Mets as the home team.

dwayne

August 26th, 2011
11:08 am

Billy, that would take the fun out of watching Chipper abuse the Mets fan, or should I say all the fans of the Mets. You know they really love him!!

Brave New World

August 26th, 2011
11:17 am

Braves Fan in NY: Hope you and everyone are safe if the weather is as bad as projected.

Sid

August 26th, 2011
11:17 am

Lol, D.Orlando says it’s not a blog, they are comments……………..”stay on topic”…….

KC

August 26th, 2011
11:26 am

Why not just play a straight double header on Saturday and start the first game at 11:00? Oh yea they would lose money because it wouldn’t be a “day-night” double header.

fordcobra

August 26th, 2011
11:28 am

Mets are duds,,
Just how many games are the Mets behind the Braves????

KC

August 26th, 2011
11:30 am

On second thought… why not just play the game on X-BOX and call it a day? This way we preserve Chipper’s oblique (sp?).

iowa brave.

August 26th, 2011
11:31 am

Wow cajun obviously you do not remeber what your mother taught you if you can not say anything nice do not say anything.That statement was heartless at best.

Show me the money

August 26th, 2011
11:41 am

It’d be terrible if they played 2 games back to back Saturday, it’d be like the 70s.

brad

August 26th, 2011
11:44 am

Phil…don’t be so hard on cajun…I feel sort of like he does about suicide….for example I had an uncle who off’d himself years ago…my dad was one of 5 siblings…he refused to go to the funeral because he saw his brother as taking the easy way out. So he said I guess I’ll take the easy way out and not go. My best fried through high school and college did the same thing 3 years ago. I followed my dad’s example and didn’t go…I was to pissed and I would have said something stupid anyway.

Todd Grantham

August 26th, 2011
11:44 am

I’m fat and classless. BSU is gonna score 40 on my D. Do I have to show up, Church’s is havin’ an all you can eat on 9/3? I just reported a pants calling violation to KFC.

Weaseal

August 26th, 2011
11:56 am

Todd G – Maybe you can borrow Joey’s Thanksgiving pants from Friends !!! So let’s go for under 39 and bring on the chicken !!!

George

August 26th, 2011
11:58 am

Good Morning y’ll
Will the 1:00 game be on TV? FOX NETWORK says no afternoon games on TV EXCEPT THIERS AT 4:10.

Barack

August 26th, 2011
12:01 pm

Good morning George. You know this hurricane, and earthquake(s) cituation is your fault. We inherited this mess..

Snit

August 26th, 2011
12:08 pm

After SUFFERING through Ike..Let me tell all of you in harms way what to expect AFTER it hits.MANY days with no power.That’s what sucks the worst.I went a MONTH without power and I live in Harris County(Houston).Dave,I’d be writing my blogs on the way to the airport back to Atlanta.There’s a great chance the Airports will be closed at least a day or two after it hits.

Old Jaxs Braves Fan

August 26th, 2011
12:30 pm

OK, bloggers! heere’s your chance! Who are you gonna nominate for the Golden AHOY* award for 2011 in this media?

Hugo

August 26th, 2011
12:32 pm

Mets R Best

thank you, i just laughed out loud at work. of all people to rag on chipper, a mets fan? Chipper may be getting to the other side of the hill, but didn’t he hit a walk off single against the mets in their last meeting?

Old Jaxs Braves Fan

August 26th, 2011
12:34 pm

*A.H.O.Y: A**H*** Of the Year

Hugo

August 26th, 2011
12:36 pm

right Dwayne

i’ve been saying it all year. If Lowe has a Sept. like last year (and most of his other Septembers if you check his resume), and if he pitches well in the post season (also s.o.p. for Lowe), then he’s worth what the Braves are paying him. We don’t need 5 starters with sexy ERAs and win records if we (A) make it to the playoffs, and (B) our starters perform there.

Heisenberg

August 26th, 2011
12:47 pm

Cajun, kudos for manning up and taking your medicine. Some on these blogs are incapable of considering the opinions of anyone but their own.

I have beem a lifelong Oriorles fan dating back to the days of glory in late 60’s & 70’s. It is rumored he was despondent over blame from fans and media for the current state of the franchise from his stint as Co-GM. Perhaps us as sports fans can pause and consider how some of the harsh statements made on blogs such as this have an effect on the human beings being attacked.

There is a list of players on the current Braves team which have been constant targets from posters here. Myself included. Although I have not gone near as far as some others in the hateful things said about players, coaches, of management, this tragedy will stick with me for a long time. I pledge from here forward to no longer engage in the hatefule retoric towards the individuals trying their best to entertain us. That is all it is follks….entertainment.

Ghostrider

August 26th, 2011
1:14 pm

@Mets R Best

What kind of crack are smoking…..your a complete idiot…the mets are the laughing stock of NL East….

ESB

August 26th, 2011
1:28 pm

Has any call been made about TV for tomorrow? Will Fox still be broadcasting (but 3 hours earlier), or will the team affiliates be doing it? Or no TV at all?

StevoDeg

August 26th, 2011
1:30 pm

DOB, your 11:05 post to Smoltz 99 made me happy. people need to get off the blog if they dont wanna read it

Bigwheel

August 26th, 2011
1:32 pm

Why not play saturday and sundays games at turner field as home game for the mets? It was done earlier this year. Didnt the marlins do it for a cher concert? I think this is a situation where it can be legitimate. Sorry Met fans, yall suck this year anyways

Skeeterleg

August 26th, 2011
1:34 pm

ESB – If I remember correctly, when a game is scheduled for FOX, but gets delayed for rain then no one televises. I guess this would fall under the same category.

ESB

August 26th, 2011
1:41 pm

The TV rule is that Fox has exclusivity for the 4:00 window. If it is delayed, they’ve still broadcasted the game on Fox, as long as it’s nothing ridiculous. Now Fox going on the air early, that’s something I don’t think I’ve seen. According to local TV listings for Fox 5, it’s just infomercials and fluff that lead into the game, so it can be done.

Chop101

August 26th, 2011
1:48 pm

George:

Good question about the game actually being televised. If I had to guess, then I would say that Fox will probably not air the game. I remember them as being the same network that televised a Braves game earlier this season when it went into a rain delay for a couple of hours. After the rain delay ended, Fox was showing re-runs of Cops while the rest of the game was being played. I’m sure the logistics behind the whole thing is far more complicated than I am aware…but it seems that if they want to televise the game then they should do just that.

BOB

August 26th, 2011
1:52 pm

Anyone know why they don’t want to have a doubleheader on Saturday like Philadelphia and Boston are doing?

Bill

August 26th, 2011
1:58 pm

DOB..agree. They can always cut and run..nobody made him read your post. Keep up the great job and be safe from storm.

Chop101

August 26th, 2011
1:58 pm

I’m kind of glad that they are not playing a double header on Saturday. The sooner our boys get out of harms way the better. Everyone will get some much needed rest and maybe we can see the full lineup on the field for a few days in a row.

Hurricane Irene

August 26th, 2011
1:58 pm

They will not play tomorrow so the time move it pointless. The rain is to start in NYC around Noon tomorrow and end around Noon Sunday. The Braves will be stuck in the area until at least Sunday evening since airports will be closed for a while given the 80 mph winds and major flooding in the area. Also, power outages will be widespread.

jim

August 26th, 2011
1:59 pm

I think the Mets have a double header on Monday.

Getting in the second game at 4PM on Saturday in Philly or New York might be very iffy

jim

August 26th, 2011
2:02 pm

Worst case the game on Saturday starts and goes 5 innings with the Mets ahead by a run. That happened to Hanson last year.

Doc Holliday

August 26th, 2011
2:18 pm

I wonder if the Braves could leave Lowe in NY city on Sunday, maybe he could be picked up on a prolonged date by Irene.

Hurricane Irene

August 26th, 2011
2:22 pm

My guess is the games never get made up since it is likely we will have more than a 1 game lead in the wildcard and we will be behind Philly by at least 1 game. But you never know.

phil

August 26th, 2011
2:22 pm

brad

August 26th, 2011
11:44 am
Phil…don’t be so hard on cajun…I feel sort of like he does about suicide….for example I had an uncle who off’d himself years ago…my dad was one of 5 siblings…he refused to go to the funeral because he saw his brother as taking the easy way out. So he said I guess I’ll take the easy way out and not go. My best fried through high school and college did the same thing 3 years ago. I followed my dad’s example and didn’t go…I was to pissed and I would have said something stupid anyway.
*******************
I stand by what I said, but I hear what you’re saying and am very sorry about your uncle and your friend. I stand by it because suicide is NOT an easy way out of anything. These people suffer terribly and don’t just do this for the heck of it. Most aren’t even in their right mind. I don’t find making fun of it to be funny.

We just don’t understand suicide very well in this country, and don’t want to for fairly obvious reasons I suppose. I wish we all took people more seriously that are crying out for help in thought and action, even if it means being scorned or feeling embarassed due to the reaction of the one we’re concerned about.

My family lost someone very close three years ago now too, but there was nothing easy about it to him, of that I’m positive.

ueeediot

August 26th, 2011
2:24 pm

Why dont they just swap this series with the Mets coming into Altanta on the 16th, 17th, 18th.
Would have been so easy to do that yesterday and have been done with it all.

phil

August 26th, 2011
2:25 pm

The last thing we need to be doing is having a makeup game after the regular season is over. Please, anything but that. We’ll have to burn a starter, obviously, who will then be useless to us in the opening series with the Brew crew (more than likely). Go make the game up after the Phillies series in early September, not at the end of the year….

Piedmont Blues

August 26th, 2011
2:33 pm

Wonder how difficult it would be to charter a team bus out of NYC tomorrow morning (or even Sunday)? That may be the only way the Braves get out of the city before Monday. Bus to DC or Baltimore, fly to ATL from there … ?

ueeediot

August 26th, 2011
2:33 pm

Good point Phil, but a better point is why even have traditional starting pitching in a best of 5? All I need is 27 good innings and you can move on. I wouldnt hesitate to start a reliever, run him for 3 innings, bring in a “starter” for 2 or 3 innings, and move to Venters and Kimbrel to finish it.
You could even get your “starters” in each game if you wanted to. Just seems to be a really antiquated way to approach a best of 5 to designate “starters”. Also seems a good way to let the opposing team get a game plan and a lineup together.
Imagine getting to the ballpark and not knowing who you were going to face, or when… Uh oh, its Hanson coming on in the 4th to relive Hudson…. Next day its Moylan starting and Lowe coming in for 3 innings and being relieved by Hudson….change it up!

ueeediot

August 26th, 2011
2:35 pm

Wonders if ESPN will have a special about how baseball should change its entire playoff qualifications when the Braves win the wild card and have a better record that 2/3 division winners.
Maybe that only bothers those at ESPN when their beloved Giants or Cowboys miss the playoffs….

Hugo

August 26th, 2011
2:36 pm

If the Braves were a few games out of the division lead, and a few up in the wild card, and the mets were loser-clinched (if you will) would they even play the makeup game? The Braves could just take the loss I’d imagine.

Hugo

August 26th, 2011
2:38 pm

I think the fact that people already have tickets is an issue. If I had tickets to a game in ATL, i couldn’t go if they moved the game to NY. Three times the problem if you moved the series as opposed to cancelling one game.

ueeediot

August 26th, 2011
2:38 pm

Hugo, this happens a lot actually. If the game has no bearing on the playoff standings of either team, then they can choose to just not play the game. Many times it has happened that a team end up with only 160 or 161 games played.

ueeediot

August 26th, 2011
2:39 pm

Same problem exists for those with tickets to Saturday and Sundays game. They may not be able to make it to the make up games, or they may never even be played.
Swap the series and accept the tickets from the other dates…. no problem.

Peter

August 26th, 2011
2:40 pm

DOB,

Any word on when the team will fly back to Atlanta?

Hugo

August 26th, 2011
2:42 pm

ueeediot

I’m not sure about exact numbers, but I think this thing is actually pretty common in the AL east. I can’t say off the top of my head who’s leading that division at the moment, the Yankees and Sox have flip-flopped all year, but both of those teams have a better record than the other two AL division leaders. By a long shot actually, the only team that has a better record than the Yanks or the Red Sox is the Phillies. I think there have been several years where these two teams had #1 and #2 best records in the AL.

Another Clueless Braves Blogger

August 26th, 2011
2:42 pm

There will be no make up game because The Braves will have clinched the wild card with room to spare.

LWells2000

August 26th, 2011
2:44 pm

Hope Freddi stays with who’s hot for the Mets series. No need to rest anybody when the adrenalin is pumping. They can rest in winter season~

Hugo

August 26th, 2011
2:47 pm

yeah, i agree with the practicality of switching the series. I just think they’re going to be a whole lot more comfortable moving one game and blaming the weather. If they move a game on a day with good weather, then people have more of a leg to stand on with their complaint. I wouldn’t want to piss off any Mets fans. THey’re already sharing the city with the Yankees.

For that matter, maybe the team could just hire a charter bus and drive all the Mets fans down, lol

Hugo

August 26th, 2011
2:49 pm

it would be nice if Fredi could play Constanza enough to keep him hot, and also play Heyward enough t possibly GET him hot. They’ve actually got some breathing room.

ueeediot

August 26th, 2011
2:53 pm

Good point Hugo, the wildcard team coming out of the AL East most often does have a better record than the other 2 division winners in the AL.
Also, as of today…..
1. Phillies (83-45)
2. Bo Sox (80-50)
3. Yankees (78-50)
4. Braves (79-53)

I wonder if people realize how good this Braves team really is. They are winning 4 out of 6 divisions outright and only a couple games out of the AL East….

davidsonrva

August 26th, 2011
2:55 pm

ANY WORD IF THERE WILL BE A DESIGNATED HITTER OR NOT??

Linebrink for Cy

August 26th, 2011
2:56 pm

It’s too bad MLB did see this hurricane coming up the East Coast sooner. They could have easily switched these game to Atlanta and the later series in Atl to NY

Braves schedule would have looked like this:
Sep 15: Day off
Sep 16-18: Home Vs Mets (changed to @ Mets)
Sep: 19: Series starts @ Florida

Mets:
Sep15: last game of a 4 game series at home against the Nats
Sep 16-18: @ Braves (now Home vs Braves)
Sep 19: Day Off

Really MLB was it that hard to make a decision like that before, ya know … today? This hurricane has bee forecast to go up the east cost for the past week+

Bigwheel

August 26th, 2011
3:04 pm

Atleast the good guys, including this guy (points at DOB) gets some rest, sort of a mini all star break for the final month.

Biff Pocaroba

August 26th, 2011
3:05 pm

How about this
I am biased but feel ATL gets slighted often. Last year when they moved the Jays/ Phils series to Philly due to the G6 conference. That gave the Phillies extra 3 home games. Why didn’t they just shift the series to the opponents park.. Play this three at the Ted with the Braves being the visitors and wearing their road blues….

Conspiracy

I cam e from the grassy knoll, Roger McDowell spitting on Kramer and Newman, Back and to the left…

Heisenberg

August 26th, 2011
3:08 pm

How about we just stay up all night and play a triple-header with games starting at 7pm, 11pm, and 3am?

But seriously, even those 2 games may not matter at end of season. If you have to play the make-up game just to even make playoffs, then sure it will use a quality starter. But if they play the make up game to determine division winner versus wild card and both teams are assurred of getting in, that could be interesting. Then you may just want to save the top 3 arms for 1st round series and use 4/5 starter in make-up game. Would rather have pitching rotation set over home field advantage.

STICK

August 26th, 2011
3:10 pm

Flannagan was a great competitor. Nobody knows what was going on in that situation. It is best to be respectfully quiet if you have nothing good to say about a situation like that. God bless his family

DHD

August 26th, 2011
3:12 pm

Changing games are not that simple. There are people who work at the stadium that have other plans. They are part-time workers and can’t just decide to work this weekend without a decent notice. Do you think all of the concessions reside at the stadium or has to be delivered? Of course, most of you are only concerned about watching a baseball game.

COOPER

August 26th, 2011
3:14 pm

With all the great pitchers coming up from the minors on Sept.1 , the Braves can handle this with no problem. I want to see Teheran anyway or Delgado again. This is a perfect time.

chc4

August 26th, 2011
3:18 pm

DHD — What are you talking about? I’m pretty sure the CitiField part time workers are glad they called off both games. Now they can make preparations with their families and/or get out of town.

Linebrink for Cy

August 26th, 2011
3:19 pm

If playing a make-up game after the season ends will determine whether the Phillies or Braves win the division (ie whether the Braves open the playoffs at Turner Field or in Milwaukee) then I say there’s no chance they’d go with anything less than a 1-2 starter type

COOPER

August 26th, 2011
3:23 pm

DHD
It’s not like anyone would be able to go fishing, water sports or anything else. Some haven’t been in a tropical downpour. The rain come down so fast the sewer system can not handle the run off. You will have a lot of flooding. This was a very smart move. It will take New York a few day’s to get back to normal after this is over

panamajack

August 26th, 2011
3:26 pm

So that means braves will have 3 days off before the Nats at home on Tues, hope that doesn’t upset our rotation like it did with the All Star break, they are just now getting their rythum back.

phil

August 26th, 2011
3:26 pm

Hugo

August 26th, 2011
2:49 pm
it would be nice if Fredi could play Constanza enough to keep him hot, and also play Heyward enough t possibly GET him hot. They’ve actually got some breathing room.
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It’s tough to get a guy who can’t play hot….at least can’t play his first two years…not sure what the excuse will be this time next year….

phil

August 26th, 2011
3:31 pm

Just saw that we’re down to one game in NY tonight….Good move! Should’ve been made last night though. Something unknown like this, at least in the minds of the living, in that area shouldn’t be messed around with….

Fols

August 26th, 2011
3:31 pm

Mets are just happy they still remain in the news…..Braves would have steam rolled them all 3 games. The only thing this does is potentially ruin a good couple of days off while we prepare for the post-season. If they move a game to the end of the season and it’s not for a playoff position, i’d hope we send out an entire AAA team leaving our guys to rest.

Braves Fan

August 26th, 2011
3:33 pm

Does anyone know where you can view a video of the “Sunday School” series Fox SportsSouth has been doing. The last one with Hudson gave some great tips for young pitchers on the fundamentals of pitching.

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