6:06 am January 17, 2012, by David O'Brien
January 21st, 201210:05 pm
Hello, VJ. Was cabravesfan able to shoot any scavengers, today?
January 21st, 201210:07 pm
Indians have signed Julio Lugo to a minor league deal with an invite to ST.
Tomahawkin (The Godfather)
January 21st, 201210:08 pm
Thanks For The 411 Folks about Don Sutton…I have Listened to him for 20 years via TBS or 680TheFan…
I dunno why People used to Ripp him on the Vent (The Online place before the blog) He knows his stuff and I love listening to his stories…he needs more Skip Homerism though…
Players named, Julio, just never want to retire.
January 21st, 201210:11 pm
I just heard that as well abt Lugo…
Good Riddance, The Dude Sucks W/O The Peds/Roids
No one will ever be a Skip, he had his own uniqueness.
I love Sutton as a broadcaster too, he is himself and he adds a technical aspect of the game that only someone who played it could. And unlike other ex jocks, he is journalistically honest.
Some ex players just are kiis ups, like Lemke who I just cannot listen to and take seriously.
And I am disapointed in Leo Mazzone who is too much of a Kool-Aide drinker and expects people to say nothing but positive things when he does the talk show.
I miss the WSB days of the Braves to be honest.
January 21st, 201210:12 pm
Tom – her team won – not sure how many scavengers they killed…
jeffrey doo doo
Please don’t tell us you are alone, T-Hawkin.
I just figure it was slang for something
January 21st, 201210:13 pm
I’ve never played tag in my house, finished then wondered “hm…I wonder what Don Sutton was like”
Lugo did steal one game for the Braves vs Pittsburgh last yr with that skip around the plate.
So he has to have a WAR of at least 1.0.
Hey, what did you expect from him.
January 21st, 201210:16 pm
I have to believe that playing tag, by yourself, is the human equivalent to a dog chasing his tail.
January 21st, 201210:23 pm
BTW, Is Prince Fielder going to play major league baseball this yr? (sarcasim)
Man, what in the blankety blank is Borass waiting for???
This is ridiculous that a free agent player of that high a profile has not signed with a team as of January 21st.
Hope some of the other players come off the board, I am sure these guys would like a team to settle with by early February.
The worst thing with Boras is the way he holds out to the August 15th deadline with draft picks, kids who lose a yr of development because they have an agent who drags things out till the last minute.
And the stupid owners let these agents get away with it. These owners are smart business people but they get kabooshed and bullied by Borass time and time again, just never know why.
Can you imagine that some day some writer might write a column recommending that Borass gets inducted in to the HOF? Hope not, but hey, you never know.
Sutton was good but not overpowering. There was a fair amount of griping when he was elected, many saying he got there by longevity rather than exceptional ability.
He always knew how to pitch and I still enjoy listening to his colorcasts
January 21st, 201210:25 pm
Do you EVER do anything but complain about things?
January 21st, 201210:32 pm
Sutton may not have been overpowering but given the total body of work, he deserved the election in my book.
If fact, if I had a choice, I would prefer Don Sutton over Nolan Ryan.
There are more ways to get a guy out than K’s.
January 21st, 201210:33 pm
f fact, if I had a choice, I would prefer Don Sutton over Nolan Ryan…Disgusted
January 21st, 201210:35 pm
Good thing FW is waiting things out on the trade front. Well, a) he probably had not much a choice due to money constraints, but I can see the logic in not making knee jerk trades because of questions around 3 key members of the SP staff and of course you have to think about Chipper’s health. Plus Heyward and Prado are coming off injury seasons. See how all these guys pan out in spring and then you’ll see exactly you’re at. Funky position FW is in.
January 21st, 201210:38 pm
“And I am disapointed in Leo Mazzone who is too much of a Kool-Aide drinker and expects people to say nothing but positive things when he does the talk show. ”
Co-Sign!I like listening to Leo on Sports radio on his wisdom Leo Is but man, he is the Ultimate Kool Aid Drinker on Sports Radio in the Mornings…He was More Hardcore when he was a Coach…
Matt Chernoff Tells it like it is And Sandra Golden is the best part abt Sports Radio in the mornings, she knows her stuff and is good to look at
January 21st, 201210:39 pm
In regards to Don Sutton, Tim Hudson may be a modern day version if you wanted to get an idea. He was effective, did a terrific job but was very seldom ever mentioned as one of the top pitchers–Tom Seaver, Jim Palmer just to name a few.
January 21st, 201210:42 pm
rom what I look at on his stats It seems that Don Sutton was really Underrated as a Player…which is why I love his commentary…
Same for Steve Stone…Since I didn’t start watching baseball til 89-90 I didnt see muh of them pitch…
I didn’t see The Hawk “Ken Harrelson” play either… I heard he was a clown on the Field…
He’s one of my favorite commentators as well
January 21st, 201210:43 pm
I meant to say, “From what I look at…”
January 21st, 201210:45 pm
VJ, tell LAdy I said, “hi”. I have to go.
One of my caveats is shutting down the blog after I’ve read, kool aid, more than 3 times.
January 21st, 201210:46 pm
I always like Don Suttons Interveiws on the old TBS before They Sold Out…
He had great Interviews with the players, especially the pitchers during the 90’s and early 2000’s…
Hi Tom! Bye Tom!
that must really limit your participation Tom ol’ buddy
January 21st, 201210:49 pm
I listen to the Fan on occansion (like in the car) and have listened to Chernoff trying to talk Braves (and he is a straight shooter) but his partner does not really like to take Braves and then tries to change the subject to SEC football and recrutin’
At least that is how I see it, but have not really been a regular except for baseball season now. And I never thought they gave the Thrashers the time I think they should have gotten, so I do not listen much unless its a baseball show.
Buck and Kincaide are the two that are most baseball oriented in ATL sports talk radio, and the other station is full of schtick. I hardly listen to 790, maybe they have changed but doubt it because I can listen to the Mike Bell’s of the world all of two seconds.
January 21st, 201210:53 pm
Back for just a seconds-Check out the movie “Red Tails”,Based on a true story,about an African American Pilots, I think in World War 2. Good story line. Looks real good. Talk tomorrow after game,and peace……
January 21st, 201210:54 pm
It’s like the opposite of Beetlejuice
January 21st, 201210:55 pm
Oh, and Hawk Harrelson, what people forget is that he started his commentator carreer with the Red Sox whom he played his best baseball for, and he would up in Chicago because he did not get along wth then Red Sox ownership group then headed by haywood Sullivan and Buddy Le Roux.
He called out Don aka Dum Zimmer for the Bozo job he did managing the 1978 RS team that choked away a 14 game lead that year. Of course the team establishment got offended.
Hawk was gone by 1981, 82, do not remember.
Harrelson was not a great player but he did play in the 67 World Series for the Sox and in 1969, he led the AL in RBI’s wih 109.
Got traded to Cleveland a yr later, had a good power yr in 69 with CLE, but got hurt in 70 and by 1971 he left the game to try his hand in golf. Did not make it and in 75 started his career as color commentator with Dick Stockton on the Red Sox local broadcasts.
He is a WS homer now but who cares the dude has personallty
January 21st, 201211:06 pm
Hey its been 30 yrs since the Dawgs have been a real primiere contender for a National Championship. You have to go to the Herrschel days. _ Disgusted
Yeah, 30 years, or …. Oh, I don’t know, maybe 5……. 2007 final ranking # 2, the argument for keeping them out of the NC game was they did not play in the SEC Championship game………. Funny how that changed. Georgia verses USC Trojans would have been a fun game to watch that year. Much better than Fl v Ohio
January 21st, 201211:11 pm
I would be accepingt an ownership group for the Bravessomewhat like the way the ATL Spirit has run the Hawks (minus Belkin of course.) Sorry Thrasher fans but they have not been bad stewards of the basketball operation. _ Digusted
Oh yeah, that that Joe Johnson contact was a stroke of brilliance.
For All The Braves Fans who are older than I am… (27)
How was Don Sutton as a pitcher?
I watched Moneyball last night and there was a scene from the walkoff HR that won the A’s 20th straight. There was a guy named Sutton celebrating at home plate and of course I first thought of Don Sutton before I realized the years were wrong. It ended up being some obscure guy who had 19 at bats and 1 hit for the year. But at least he was in the movies!
Don Sutton was a pretty good pitcher to say the least. 324 W’s and the HOF.
January 21st, 201211:15 pm
The Atlanta Spirit have been awful. People were jumping for joy when the businessman from California almost pulled through to buy the Hawks last year. You do not want them or anything like them running your favorite team.
January 21st, 201211:16 pm
How many years are left on Joe’s contract? 80?
January 21st, 201211:19 pm
January 21st, 201211:22 pm
Insane contract. The Atlanta Spirit Group suck.
January 21st, 201211:26 pm
“I listen to the Fan on occansion (like in the car) and have listened to Chernoff trying to talk Braves (and he is a straight shooter) but his partner does not really like to take Braves and then tries to change the subject to SEC football and recrutin’”
You are Talking about Chuck Oliver as Matt Chernoff’s partna…He Hates Chipper Jones…lol (Joking) but he does always want to talk abt SEC Football…Sandra Golden needs to Join that show…
Hopefully D.O.B. Will Kick The Actual Factual on that Show before he heads to Darkstar…Because Hs is Gonna be busy as hell when he gets down there…I Always hate the people who new people on the blog who Rip him, thinking he has a Vacation because the S. Training season is Hell for him! especially for all the newcomers on the blog that ask stupid questions, ya know the people who act as if D.O.B. is The GM…
Time For The Bar, be back in a Lil bit…
January 21st, 201211:28 pm
They playing red rover at the bar?
January 21st, 201211:36 pm
Cosign that – I hate stupid people on the blog…
January 21st, 201211:42 pm
Save ‘teen ‘teen.
January 21st, 201211:43 pm
Soph – methinks you are fairly safe now…
January 21st, 201211:49 pm
Boo, GSU lost today.
January 21st, 201211:51 pm
Wow – to Drelaware – but, of course, Joe Flacco is pretty good,,,
January 21st, 201211:52 pm
Dang – should have been Drelaflippinware…
Lame. I guess I can’t make fun of the UGAers and Techies today.
January 21st, 201211:55 pm
Why would you?
Good to see that Rob from SC finished 2nd in the primary tonight…
(not sure about the accuracy of the results I was looking at)…
January 21st, 201211:56 pm
’cause we’re better than you.
January 21st, 201211:58 pm
“The Atlanta Spirit have been awful. People were jumping for joy when the businessman from California almost pulled through to buy the Hawks last year. You do not want them or anything like them running your favorite team.”
On the hockey side they were awful but they have built a respectable basketball team.
And Joe Johnson, maybe a bit overpaid but he is a darned good ballplayer, and by the time he is through here he might hold the Hawks scoring record.
Joe Johnson has taken this Hawks team as far as the exhalted Dominique did, he never took then to a Confrence Final. Not all his fault but…….
The Spirit cannot be any more impersonal than Liberty Media. Ideally, I would like Mark Cuban but to date he is not interested. I’d like someone like him of course.
Maybe Liberty is not interested in selling anyway.
I just want to get rid of Liberty and would take Bennie the Broom man or Joe the Janitor just for a change for the sake of change.
January 22nd, 201212:00 am
And Joe Johnson, maybe a bit overpaid but he is a darned good ballplayer, and by the time he is through here he might hold the Hawks scoring record
Yeah, if he buys it
January 22nd, 201212:03 am
Clearly, tonight is an indication that very long posts > one or two line inanities…
January 22nd, 201212:05 am
Keep at it though.
January 22nd, 201212:11 am
Resist responding to imbecilility…
January 22nd, 201212:15 am
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
January 22nd, 201212:18 am
DOB – please ban jeffrey for his radical and extremely liberal views – I would hate to see the George II supporters feel unloved on the blog…
January 22nd, 201212:19 am
On the other hand, the gentleman who wrote those plagiarized words was a graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia…
it’s just a disgusting situation all around.
Is this Lou’s new blog foray?
Certainly as delusional as that old fort
January 22nd, 201212:21 am
Hey, whatever happened to our George?
The King is dead. Long live the King.
Well the gentlemen who signed that document were from the University of Georgia
January 22nd, 201212:23 am
jeffrey – wow – that was an unpardonable typing miscue – one would think I could type in all the i’s while being ravaged by a dozen women…
January 22nd, 201212:24 am
oh…I just figured it wasn’t common knowledge and I was a genius
I’ve seen George around. He was expressing his love for Fredi the other day.
Are you saying that Dr. Lyman Hall and Button Gwinnett were the only signers?
January 22nd, 201212:26 am
No, I’m saying George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson went to UGA.
January 22nd, 201212:27 am
That’s right, I saw him the other day too
January 22nd, 201212:28 am
You know who did disappear though? Colin. I thought about him yesterday and realized I didn’t see him at all last season.
He always reminded me of Trey
January 22nd, 201212:29 am
And RHR, for Loaf’s sake, what happened to RHR??
January 22nd, 201212:31 am
don sutton is terrible. he never quits talking.
January 22nd, 201212:32 am
Dang – I forgot Andrew Jackson signed it when he was 9…
He’s a commentator. That’s like saying a plumber never stops plumbing.
January 22nd, 201212:33 am
jim powell is really good. suttton wont shut up.
jeffrey – she’s been following Tebow around the country…
January 22nd, 201212:34 am
It was a joke…Washington didn’t sign it either. I probably should’ve said someone like Ronald McDonald and Tom Selleck
and uga shows yet another major gap in his comprehension of baseball by denigrating Sutton…
January 22nd, 201212:35 am
the end of saving private ryan is on TNT. top ten movie for me.
They save too much in that movie
January 22nd, 201212:36 am
vj, sutton blows.
January 22nd, 201212:37 am
vj, just say it you dont like me.
January 22nd, 201212:38 am
January 22nd, 201212:40 am
January 22nd, 201212:41 am
Funny part is i am one of the few on here that actually spends money at turner field.
Sutton is great as a commentator, less so as a play by play man
January 22nd, 201212:48 am
ernie, pete, and skip.
sutton is supposed to be the color guy. he never quits talking. other then that he he treats the caddies at atlanta national like crap.
January 22nd, 201212:52 am
he isn’t supposed to quit talking, dead air is not nice. and how he treats caddies has nothing to do with the discussion
January 22nd, 201212:54 am
the guys that loop for him will spin a different story.
January 22nd, 201212:56 am
who cares? It is not germaine
I actually enjoy games on the radio. Sutton doesn’t bother me any and I love listening to Powell.
January 22nd, 201212:57 am
soph, jim powell is awesome. really good.
January 22nd, 201212:59 am
It’s not Tito either
I don’t care much for Lemke
January 22nd, 20121:05 am
uga – I like you – you just have views with which I disagree – but, unlike others here, you and I can be civil in our disagreements…
January 22nd, 20121:07 am
I was disappointed when Sutton was forced to leave, and happy when he returned…
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