Braves quotes after Tuesday loss to Phillies

FREDI GONZALEZ

On Lowe’s performance

“It’s not what we want, obviously. I’m not going to mince any words. And I’m sure it’s not what he wanted, either. But it is what it is, now we’ve got one game to play in the month of September. Then October comes around and it’s a new month. There’s not a guy in that locker room that I wouldn’t want on my team to play that game.

“We’ve played 161 games with those guys, and I wouldn’t trade any of them [before] tomorrow.”

How to explain the offense, another bad hitting performance

“I don’t know. We had some chances against Oswalt. He turned a double play on us.

“When you don’t pitch, you kind of look the way we did tonight. Yet we’ve got one game to win tomorrow, then a new month, and the guys we need to win tomorrow are out there. I believe in all those guys, and we’ll get it done.”

Time to lean on veterans?

“We’ll lean on everybody.”

Cumulative effect of last three weeks have an effect tomorrow?

“You can’t worry about that kind of stuff. It is what is is. We’ve played 161 games and it comes down to one. We’ve done it to ourselves and there’s not excuses there. And we’ve got to go tomorrow.”

On Alex Gonzalez calf injury, did he aggravate the same injury?

“I think maybe a little bit more than that, than aggravation. We’ll find out more tomorrow.”

How’d it happen this time?

“Just fielding his position. It wasn’t one specific play or one specific move that he did that aggravated it.”

“It looks doubtful for him tomorrow, but hopefully it’s not one of those things that’s a lingering thing.”

On Lowe, surprised he hasn’t turned it around late?

“Hitters go through slumps, pitchers go through slumps. I think maybe we’re getting one of those right now with D-Lowe. But you’ve got to have confidence in your players. You’ve got to have have confidence that they’re going to be able to turn it around.”

On team’s ongoing hitting malaise, can you explain it?

“I can’t. Clubs go through it early in the year, clubs go through it in the middle of the year. Unfortunately we’re going through it right now. Again, I really believe if we get through tomorrow, the month of September is over with and behind. It’s probably the worst month we’ve had. We start October and who knows what can happen.”

DEREK LOWE

“We still have a chance. I’ve let everybody down in here. But come tomorrow, this isn’t about my terrible year, this is about getting this organizationt to the playoffs.”

On his struggles, his mechanical problems

“This is something that I have to hash out in the offseason. By no means am I sitting here saying this year is lost, or a wash. I’ve put myself in bad mechanical places for a long time. But I’ve never given up or quit. I’ve got to keep fighting and figure it out. I see what I’m doing, but there’s a difference in figuring it out and actually doing it when the game starts.”

“If you’re 9-17 with a 5 ERA, c’mon. I’m not going to sit here and say if I had a bounce here or a bounce there. I’m man enough to sit here and say I’ve had a terrible year. But again, we have a chance. We have our best pitcher going tomorrow. Who knows what’s going to happen tonight [in Cardinals-Astros game]. And again, this isn’t about me, this is about this organization. I know how much hard work these guys have put into the season.”

On whether he’s confident Braves could do something if they get to the postseaseon

“Without rehashing the story, I’ve been on teams that were down 3-0 and won seven in a row and won a World Series [2004 Red Sox], and I’ve been on a team that was down 2-nothing and won three in a row against the A’s in ’03. I’ve seena l lot this time of year. The bottom line is, you’ve got to find a way to get in. Clearly, you look at us and the Red Sox right now and we both … you know. But still, you’ve just got to get in.

“We’ve made it difficult. I’ve really made it difficult after tonight. But again, once you get in you never know. That’s the beauty of the playoffs. It’d be a shame if something happened and we didn’t get in. We’ve played too good for too long not to make it.”

On his mechanical problems, can he be more specific?

“Tree in a wind storm. You know, 6-6 pitching at 5-10. Makes everything kind of flat and hittable. Mechanically, it’s been pathetic…. This has been a s—ty year.”

So you’ve not been standing upright on the mound and getting a downward plane?

“Yeah, the ball is going sideways and it’s just … again, it’s something that can be fixed. I just… I don’t know. I don’t even know what to say.”

CHIPPER JONES

On the team’s slide

“It’s like we’re living out a bad dream. You really never expect this to happen to you but there are a lot of things that are contributing to it, whether it’s injuries, whether it’s just the bats falling silent at the most inopportune time of the season. It happens. It’s hard when you have a young team to keep it from snowballing. And discounting myself, it’s a pretty young team.”

On Fredi Gonzalez’s postgame message to team

“We’ve got one game left. If we had one game to win, having Huddy out there on the mound and our lineup, he wouldn’t have it any other way. And that’s reassuring as a player, to know that your manage has got your back. And we feel the same way. If we’ve got to win a game, I’d want Huddy on the mound. He’s a bulldog, he goes out and competes and we know we’re going to get his best effort tomorrow.”

On if best to forget all that’s happened or use as motivation?

“I can’t remember what happened yesterday to be honest with you. I think that’s the way you’ve got to be. You almost have to have that closer mentality, that cornerback that just got toasted mentality. That’s a good part about baseball. Play as many games as I have, they all start to blur together at some point. You start really flushing the bad ones as quickly as possible. I’m getting pretty good at it.”

On what about the team (if they can forget it quickly too)

“Can’t speak for the rest of the team. It’s up to you individually to get yourself ready, get yourself prepared for each and every game. As much as you try to help guys along, you have no way of crawling inside their head and making sure that they’re ready for the biggest game of their life. I think we all realize what’s at stake and everybody is going to be ready.”

On if knee is bothering him anymore than last night

“No. I had two good (at-bats) and two not so good ones. But again, it’s the same old same old whenever you’re talking about going out there and facing the Phillies staff. They bring good guy after good guy out there to the mound and they can make you look bad sometimes. What you try to do is make them look bad a couple times. It worked for me last night. I guess it didn’t work too good tonight.”

On understandable struggles vs. Lee, Oswalt, Vazquez, but what about Wang and Detwiler?

“Yeah but I can’t really disrespect those guys because they executed their pitches. I was out there 60 feet, six inches away from them and I’m getting backdoor sliders with two strikes on the black. We’ve run into a string of pitchers that have executed. Can we run into some guy that just doesn’t have it one night? Haven’t been too many of those lately. Flush it, come back to work tomorrow, hopefully it’s not our last.”

On if he could have imagined that they’d even be in this position

“It’s like we’re living out a bad dream. You really never expect this to happen to you but there are a lot of things that are contributing to it, whether it’s injuries, whether it’s just the bats falling silent at the most inopportune time of the season. It happens. It’s hard when you have a young team to keep it from snowballing. And discounting myself, it’s a pretty young team, from a position-player standpoint, and from a starting pitching standpoint now that we have three rookies in the starting rotation, and with three young guys down at the end of the bullpen.

“It’s hard to keep it from snowballing once the ball gets rolling downhill. A lot of people say that young guys need to struggle at some point early on in their career and persevere through it. It’ll make them a better player in the long run. They’ll learn from it. Man, it’s a tough pill to take right now but whatever the outcome may be, they’ll learn from it.”

On if this is a confident team, or a tense team

“You know what, I have to favor the confident side. You saw us before the game. We were loose. We were free and easy. The dugout was no different. We ran into Roy Oswalt. We didn’t pitch real well early in the game.”

On how knee held up

“It was OK. It wasn’t bad. They gave me some good stuff, before, during, they’re going to give me some after too.”

MICHAEL BOURN

On the loss

“Of course it’s frustrating. You want to try to get it done as soon as possible, but it hadn’t happened for us like that. It’s just that monkey, it’s on our back tough. We’ve got to find a way to get it off and put a good game together. We’ll see what happens from there.”

On Oswalt

“He got a real comfortable lead and after that he was attacking with fastballs, mixing in offspeed every now and then. When you get a lead like that, and you’ve got an ace like that on the mound? It’s hard to come back from. I’ve been behind him a lot (in Houston) and I’ve seen only give up one or two when he doesn’t even have run support, and when he gets run support like that, then he’s really lights out. His fastball had a little more giddy-up tonight to me, than it did the last time we faced him. He was at 94, 95 tonight. When he’s on like that, he’s not easy to hit.”

On how to rebound from four runs in last four games

“We’ve got to hit. There isn’t anything else you can do. Score. You’ve got to hit to get runs across. I just think we need that one game to break us open, make us release and just have a sigh of relief. We’ve only got one game left tomorrow; that’s it.”

On if imagined he’d be pulling so hard for the Astros at this point

“Nah, I hadn’t, but I am pulling for them. I ain’t going to lie. You don’t have a choice. We didn’t take care of ours tonight, so we’ve got to lean on them hopefully handling the Cardinals.”

On the “let’s go Houston” chant that broke out

“Yeah I heard it in center field. I was actually bobbing my head to it. I’m right with them. I can’t be against that.”

On if he’s communicated with former teammates

“Yesterday I did. We talked a little bit. That’s all I’ll say. I let them know.”

On if the Braves can really put what’s happened in the past

“Like I said, you’ve just got to have a game where you break out. Can’t last forever. You’ve got to break out sooner or later. We’ve just got to have that game where we relax. We’ve just got to play baseball. Chipper said it to us a couple weeks ago: just relax and play. There’s nothing else you can do about it. It’s not the end of the world, it’s baseball. It’s not easy, and we all want to win, we all feel the need to try to do what we want to do. We’ve just got to relax and play. The game will come to you.”

JASON HEYWARD

“Tomorrow is the most important game of the the season. We have to come out and try to win the game, take whatever situations present themselves.”

On guys trying  to help break out of the team hitting slump

“Everybody feels like you want to put the team on your back. It’s not easy when a pitcher throws like he [Oswalt] did tonight, or Cliff [Lee] did last night.”

311 comments Add your comment

Brave4life-1995 all over again???

September 27th, 2011
11:30 pm

John B in Macon

September 27th, 2011
11:34 pm

Retire Chipper. It’s time.

Mike

September 27th, 2011
11:35 pm

Sad, just sad.

Line Drive

September 27th, 2011
11:35 pm

Jason Heyward……..no its not easy, accept for pitchers getting your ass out

Cap Tipper

September 27th, 2011
11:35 pm

Sometimes you just have to tip your cap!

tony austin

September 27th, 2011
11:37 pm

Take a pitch.

Flipper Jones

September 27th, 2011
11:37 pm

Can we stop getting quotes from Chipper? I don’t want to hear from Larry until he stops GIDP’ing every night.

Feeach

September 27th, 2011
11:37 pm

Bloggers, let us unite. This team has been killing themselves but we need to cone together and rise up tomorrow in appreciation of the team.man up!

Fatass McCann

September 27th, 2011
11:38 pm

Hot sauce

September 27th, 2011
11:39 pm

This team doesn’t deserve to go to the playoffs

Brian who????

September 27th, 2011
11:40 pm

I saw Brian McCann’s picture on the side of a milk carton this morning.

Fatass McCann

September 27th, 2011
11:40 pm

what planet does this fu ckin fruti live in?

Nanny

September 27th, 2011
11:40 pm

Losers indeed.

Fatass McCann

September 27th, 2011
11:41 pm

Fatass McCann available for service

Larry Parrish

September 27th, 2011
11:43 pm

I keep telling these boys they have to be more aggressive! Keep swinging at the pitches and eventually you’ll make solid contact! Walkers won’t win.

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:43 pm

Dont forget your skirts and heels tomorrow girls……

i'mdone.

September 27th, 2011
11:43 pm

im giving up. if you make it into the playoffs good for you. best of luck from this point.

i’m done with this year’s team and beyond. you guys have shown no fight at all and proved time and time again that i shouldn’t be watching you guys. you all are a sad group of players to let an 8.5 game lead pass you by and honestly, i won’t even consider watching you guys again.

good luck to you. i, deep down inside of me, hope that you all win tomorrow but the way things are going, i’m going to assume your year is over in a catastrophic collapse that will be talked about for years to come.

way to go. you’ve just lost a fan.

jag25

September 27th, 2011
11:43 pm

Does fredi know that a playoff would be in September too?

blailock

September 27th, 2011
11:44 pm

If we lose tomorrow, assuming the Cards will win, then that is the last game of the season. I, for one, am not giving up. Come on Brave, let’s get the bats going!!! Let’s Go!!!

Kat

September 27th, 2011
11:44 pm

Glad we now have some idea what Lowe thinks his issues are. Unfortunately if it’ll take time that’s something the Braves won’t have if they get into the post season. It’ll make things interesting for them when choosing which pitchers to go with.

Kimbrel rocks

September 27th, 2011
11:45 pm

listening to braves radio made me really sick today. all the talk is about how the managers and hitting coaches are not to blame for anything. this baseball world in atlanta never learns. you hold people accountable for their roles. PERIOD. like any other thing in life, if you don’t believe there are consequences there really isn’t as much pressure to perform. atlanta is always going to be a second rate contender without a new direction. not bobby cox part 2

DaveinNEPA

September 27th, 2011
11:46 pm

Why don’t we just forfeit tomorrow’s game?

Forget the crappy pitching, if this team fell out of a damn boat, they couldn’t hit water!!!!

Quite frankly, I’m not sure I’d want them in the postseason now. Why prolong the agony of having to watch this team continue to play the way it’s been playing.

Freefalling

September 27th, 2011
11:46 pm

“it is what it is”

Braves WS Champs

September 27th, 2011
11:46 pm

It’s pretty sad how bad we’ve been lately. We’re like a fish out of water; slowly dying. I have a good feeling about tomorrow with Huddy on the mound. I think we will put some runs on the board, and get this offense to where it should be. Anyways, let’s go Braves!!

Fols

September 27th, 2011
11:47 pm

I would like to see Lowe go away.

Missing Brave

September 27th, 2011
11:47 pm

Will the reporter ever ask Fredi why he never starts Constanza?

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:47 pm

hint hint… Ah somebody want the Cardinals in there not the Braves?? Ratings everyone!!!!!!!

Hey Freddi cant fool all of us, just most I guess?

blailock

September 27th, 2011
11:47 pm

I hate the quote “It is what it is”

Line Drive

September 27th, 2011
11:48 pm

i’mdone,

they don’t give 2 chits that they have lost you as a fan, but I feel your pain. I forked out bucks that I can’t really afford to watch this team play this season and was so proud to know that I could watch them in the playoffs. they have ripped my guts out. but of course they will all be quoted after tomorrow’s loss how much it hurts them. I don’t know why I care so much anymore

Najeh Davenpoop

September 27th, 2011
11:48 pm

My mom always laughs at me when I tell her about how excited I am for an upcoming Braves season. She has been telling me for the last 10 years not to waste my time because they will let me down.

Well, barring a couple of wins in their next two games, she is going to be dead on.

It’s one thing to lose; it’s another thing to not show up in any aspect of the game.

Bourn, Prado, McCann, Heyward, Uggla, Gonzalez all underperformed this year compared to their recent career averages. That pretty much speaks for itself.

Bulldogging

September 27th, 2011
11:48 pm

C’mon Hudson. Someone just get the man one run and he can pull it off.

Freefalling

September 27th, 2011
11:48 pm

LOL at “lowe slumping” please… 9-17 with a 5.00 era is not slumping…. POS

“i’m man enough to say i had a bad year” well man up and retire!

Cap Tipper

September 27th, 2011
11:48 pm

This whole “aggressive” swing at any and everything that comes near the plate offensive philosophy has been horrible all year. 161 games into the season and the ENTIRE offense (I know how folks on here like to pick and choose which hitters to crap on) is having the same issues they were having in April.

Rey

September 27th, 2011
11:48 pm

BRAVES OFF SEASON TO DO LIST

1. Make McCann lose 50 or more pounds
2. Dump Derek Lowe
3. Get another batting coach – Parish is a joke
4. Get another head coach – Sorry Gonzalez, you have a low IQ
5. Beg Chipper Jones to retire, maybe come back as a batting coach
6. Put JHEY in a Winter league to work on his swing
7. Trade JJ for a good bat
8. Apologize to the fans for this year’s product and offer a free
promotional which includes a free game and food for everyone

stoky

September 27th, 2011
11:50 pm

otay panky i manna cut yo wankey

Frank Shab PA

September 27th, 2011
11:50 pm

As I said Saturday this Frickin Braves team does not win another game this year. Another epic collapse by the Braves. I guess theyBrooks ‘re not over the awful hurt/curse Conrad inflicted on the team last year against the Giants in the playoffs.
FIRST HERE in recognizing that the CONRAD CURSE that has struck the Braves.

Freefalling

September 27th, 2011
11:50 pm

9. Dump Terry Pendleton and find a new 1st base coach
10. Hope that Liberty Media sells the team

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:50 pm

Chipper Jones for Mayor of Columbus!

Mid Town Joe

September 27th, 2011
11:51 pm

Save the Champagne for New Years!

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:51 pm

Fire Terry

Hire Justice!

BrianSC

September 27th, 2011
11:52 pm

Yes. D-Lowe has been an ultimate disappointment this year. There is plenty of blame to go around right now. However, I believe this skid needs to be placed squarely on the shoulders of the offense.

The offense has struggled all year (except for small glimmers of hope). Too many guys have gone through too many prolonged slumps.

Somebody (and I believe several somebodies) has to be held accountable when this does come to an end. Changes need to be made.

Come on Braves! Let’s win one tomorrow, PLEASE!!! Hudson is an absolute warrior. Glad he’s going to be on the mound tomorrow, but he can’t win if they don’t score any runs.

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:52 pm

Terry Greyhound is ready for ya

Herschel Talker

September 27th, 2011
11:52 pm

Chipper is so lost that he gave EXACTLY the same answer for two different questions.

Time to put that bum out to pasture. He is a $17 million dollar albatross.

What a disaster we have on our hands.

tina

September 27th, 2011
11:53 pm

Lowe you worthless ass we hope your not with us in 2012. Braves were smart they give someone 15mil to take you but doubt if we would get a sucker. By getting rid of your ass we be 10 games better off so hoping dont have to see your sweaty ass again . goodluck next year losing 20.

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:53 pm

Maybe Matt Ryan can save the day!!!! lol

DC Brave

September 27th, 2011
11:53 pm

There was an “Amber” alert as well…some kids named Brian and Marteen are missing in downtown.

Mister Frisky

September 27th, 2011
11:53 pm

24 hours and we are out of our misery.Hopefully most this roster has already put their house up for sale.There is at least 15 washed up underachieving never was players that shouldn’t be back.

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:54 pm

Chipper Jones for Mayor of Augusta!

DaveinNEPA

September 27th, 2011
11:55 pm

I don’t know why DOB even bothered to post the quotes from todays game.

I don’t think very many of us are even in the mood to read what the players and manager have to say at this point. It’s pretty much a rehash of the same drivel they’ve been feeding us for the last month.

DC Brave

September 27th, 2011
11:55 pm

If Lowe had pitched at just one game below .500 for the year, we’d have clinched already.

Rey

September 27th, 2011
11:56 pm

The Gwinett Braves would probably put up a better fight tomorrow night than this sorry collection of losers taking the field. I mean, how many runs have they scored in the past 2 weeks? Like 4?

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:56 pm

Chipper Jones for Mayor of Savanna!

NorCal Brave

September 27th, 2011
11:56 pm

It’s been the same old chatter for the better part of a month. As much as these guys look to begin anew each game, you have to wonder about where their psyche’s are now. The Cardinals definitely have the whip hand.

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:57 pm

Chipper Jones for Mayor of Hiram!

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:57 pm

Chipper Jones for Mayor of Dallas!

AnOldViolin

September 27th, 2011
11:57 pm

Kept clicking the channel selector on the remote looking for the braves tonight, kept finding the Phillies, but no braves ! Guess they must have taken tonight off….what’s the rush ? They still have a game left tomorrow……maybe they were all resting up for tomorrow ? I’ve seen bad teams lose before and it wasn’t that hard to take…….but, when you have a team with the braves talent, the kind of losing they do is inexcusable ! The team truly needs new leadership, and new direction, and I will not waste another minute watching this un disiplined bunch of free swinging misfits…..and would like to see Fredi back in Florida with Ozzie and Cora……..excuse me, I gotta go and puke……..

Clueless..

September 27th, 2011
11:58 pm

Chipper Jones for Mayor of Ackworth!

Art Vandelay

September 27th, 2011
11:58 pm

He isn’t starting Constanza cuz he’s hitting about .170 since he got hurt…..duh..

Art Vandelay

September 27th, 2011
11:58 pm

He isn’t starting Constanza cuz he’s hitting about .170 since he got hurt…..duh..

Brent

September 27th, 2011
11:59 pm

I guess this idiot mamager doesn’t know about a one game playoff if tied.

*enter nick name here*

September 27th, 2011
11:59 pm

this is really depressing. even though 09 really ended on sour note too at the end, this month will not compare to anything in braves history. I mean the rate at which the braves have blown this lead like watching your favorite pet slowly die after being so energetic and exciting just a few weeks back. really really rough stuff to watch. I just pray we have William Wallace there tomorrow to motivate them.

TrueBlueBrave

September 27th, 2011
11:59 pm

You people make me puke. When they win, life is grand. When they lose, you spit on them. Yes, I’m disappointed. You think the players aren’t? If you don’t support the team when times are tough, you don’t deserve to celebrate with them when they win. Grow up.

Clueless..

September 28th, 2011
12:00 am

Chipper Jones for Mayor of Southbeach!

Hey wheres the Hooters at?

JAFO

September 28th, 2011
12:00 am

lowe=zito. The apologists win. A disappearance of an entire lineup but the excuses survive.

*enter nick name here*

September 28th, 2011
12:01 am

clueless for mayor of Shut Upville

AnOldViolin

September 28th, 2011
12:02 am

If Bobby Dews would come back……..(Fat Chance)……I’d like to see him work with the Braves on “B U N T I N G”…..I’ve never seen a whole team that didn’t have a clue when it comes to ” B U N T I N G “…….like these guys…….Bring up a full squad from minors and let them play tomorrow, at least there would be some effort !

Last game

September 28th, 2011
12:03 am

Bringing a bunch of guys tomorrow. Hope to see all of y’all out there for our last game. Going to be a long off season

Bravesfan86

September 28th, 2011
12:04 am

“He turned a double play on us.” Oh, really Fredi, so THAT’S why we didn’t win tonight? You’re right, had he not turned that double play, we probably pull this one out.

Chipper Jones

September 28th, 2011
12:04 am

In a few days I’ll be deer hunting. Can’t wait. See you guys next year!! And yes, I still think we can take the Phillies for all you doubters out there.

dedmammal

September 28th, 2011
12:05 am

whatever became of chipper talking to his dad about his approach? ok mccann’s brother?

lc

September 28th, 2011
12:05 am

Hey Braves! how bout taking a pitch or 2 when you got guys on base and 1 or 2 outs. Didn’t do it tonight and you see what the outcome was- YOU LOST again. What a major collapse, better luck next year.

RHR

September 28th, 2011
12:07 am

Lol at fredi talking about October. Idiot until the bitter end.

Brian McCann

September 28th, 2011
12:08 am

Anybody know if Krispy Kreme is still open? Striking out makes me hungry.

Realistic Braves Fan

September 28th, 2011
12:08 am

This team has the absolute worst fans of any professional sports team in America. I’m embarrassed to say that my team has idiots like most of you as fans. Absolutely pathetic.

AnOldViolin

September 28th, 2011
12:09 am

True Blue Brave, don’t get your pannies in a wad……are you not smart enough to figure that people aren’t just getting fed up with these guys, we’ve been fed up with these guys….out of respect for a few decent players we have given them chance after chance to do something good…and it hasn’t happened….When a team is beaten by a better team, you take your hat off to them…..When a team goes out there and you see dead lice falling off of them, you kinda wonder why they even showed up ! You’re right, we would be fans if they were winning…….isn’t that what fans do, pull for winners ?

XTC

September 28th, 2011
12:09 am

We’re not talking about Braves history here, we are talking about MLB history, when this is thankfully over tomorrow or on Thu.

Fredi's an idiot

September 28th, 2011
12:10 am

LMFAO! YOu clowns actually believed in these choke artists?!

Tom

September 28th, 2011
12:10 am

seriously if the braves are losing in the 9th tomorrow, the turn fiueld crwd should have a “BRAVES ARE CHOKERS!!!!”, and boo them off the field when the final out is recorded.

Texas Braves Fan

September 28th, 2011
12:12 am

As I posted before the game, Fredi shoul be fired for running Lowe out there tonight. We had no chance and Fredi has no excuse…

Herschel Talker

September 28th, 2011
12:12 am

Bravesfan86:

I thought the EXACT same thing when I read that. Is Fredi really that stupid? I mean, really?

HT

done

September 28th, 2011
12:14 am

Like I said early this week the Braves bring a new meaning to shovel ready.

dedmammal

September 28th, 2011
12:14 am

it won’t bother them enough to give their paychecks back….they earned them!!!!!

Fredi's an idiot

September 28th, 2011
12:15 am

The fans show up and the team wets the bed at home. People claim the fans have no passion but they fill up these blogs and chant at the stadium “Let’s go Astros” because that’s the only team playing with HEART right now. And people are actually blaming the fans for this garbage?!?! LMFAO

Don’t expect a selloput tomorrow, kids. Atlanta fans have been p***ed on by this organization for too long and seen these chokeartists eliminated at home too many times to waste money on this death march.

Might as well spend that money on the Dream at Philips than the nightmare at Turner.

Pegg

September 28th, 2011
12:16 am

Tom. Well leave the amateur hour bull crap to you. Great idea on heckling your team because they’ve ruined your grandiose playoff plans. You idiots are unreal to me. Lucky for me none of you have the business degrees or jobs to run this franchise in the ground in the heat of the moment. Here’s to the future. Go Braves.

TrueBlueBrave

September 28th, 2011
12:17 am

AnOldViolin: Am I not smart enough? Smart=disloyal in your opinion. If you are a real fan, you win or lose with the team. I, for one, really appreciated Fredi’s comments after the game. He stood by his players at their darkest hour. Real fans do that too.

Fredi's an idiot

September 28th, 2011
12:18 am

How sad is it that this team is relying on a 100+ loss Astros team to do what they COULDN’T do?

dedmammal

September 28th, 2011
12:18 am

pegg…there are PROFESSIONALS running this club into the ground! lol!!

Go_Bravos

September 28th, 2011
12:19 am

Chipper is one of my favorite players but the more quotes I read from him the more respect I lose. The comment, “Can we run into some guy that just doesn’t have it one night?” Its like the Braves opponents have to have a bad game in order for them have a chance to win they can’t just go out and beat a good team who plays good baseball. They have to hope the other team screws up more then they do, which with DLowe on the mound is impossible. At least he mans up and says he’s terrible, Chipper likes to blame the “young inexperienced pitchers” as a cause for the inconsistent play.

GO BRAVES! go huddy

Pegg

September 28th, 2011
12:20 am

AnOldViolin. The Yankees and Phillies are in need of more jackass fans. You fit the bill. Please exit to the left and thank you for ridding this organization of your idiocy.

Fredi's an idiot

September 28th, 2011
12:20 am

Maybe Fredi can get them fired up by showing off his badass motorcycle jacket. Wooo!

double

September 28th, 2011
12:22 am

Braves fan forever,but think Cards deserve this one.

milo

September 28th, 2011
12:24 am

maybe 22,000 in attendance for tomorrow’s playoff hopeful game??

jimbean

September 28th, 2011
12:25 am

Line Drive,

yeah the braves won’t care about “i’mdone” nor anyone else for that matter. i don’t want to pay to watch a team that cannot even keep a freaking 8.5 game lead. what’s the point? why should i keep paying for a team that cannot execute and get things done?

Rey

September 28th, 2011
12:25 am

What bothers me. You run a guy out there (LOWE) with a 5 + era, 8 + in his past few starts and expect different results? Isn’t that the definition of insanity? He even admits to the media he has no confidence in his own ability at this point.

John881

September 28th, 2011
12:26 am

As an avid Braves fan since the late 80’s, I’m sad to say that as this current team plays without a passion for success and with a complete lack of urgency, I’ve been driven to support the Cardinals. Go Cards! A team that plays like they truly covet a playoff berth should be rewarded. Win tomorrow and put my sad sack Braves team out of its misery.

DaveinNEPA

September 28th, 2011
12:26 am

We bitch about the team because we care, not because we don’t care.

IMO we should hold a general FAN BOYCOTT until the team changes it’s entire philosophy. That include a change in ownership, FO, and on field management and coaching. Most of these players are young enough to be coached. Get rid of the veteran deadweights. Make the changes that desperately need to be made.

Pegg

September 28th, 2011
12:26 am

Jimbean. Stop paying. You will not be missed.

dedmammal

September 28th, 2011
12:27 am

if i don’t do my job,i get fired and they find someone who can get it done.is it JUST ME? lol!!

AnOldViolin

September 28th, 2011
12:28 am

Not sure what playing the extra games in playoffs would mean financially to the already rich braves players, but it makes me wonder if maybe they got ready for vacations a little early ! If it’s getting close to your vacation and your boss says I’ll give you a certificate of appreciation if you’ll put your vacation off for a couple of weeks ! Don’t think so, I’m going on vacation ! Team player ? What the heck is that ! I get paid for 162 days……..not a day longer…..See ya’ll in Florida next year…..gotta hurry, Spring Training is just around the corner……..bye ya’ll

Thadsdad

September 28th, 2011
12:28 am

I wasn’t there, but I heard seven Braves hitters struck out in BP.
And do you really believe these guys will care in the least when this dying moth of a season finally comes to a merciful end?
Only if their paychecks bounce.

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