10:55 pm January 23, 2012, by David O'Brien
January 31st, 20128:24 pm
nolie – I was thinking similar..
jeffrey doo doo
January 31st, 20128:25 pm
I like the blue alternate
January 31st, 20128:26 pm
Do yall think Freeman will be as good a hitter as Brian McCann?
January 31st, 20128:27 pm
I don’t especially like the Red Alternate…but it hides the stuff a 3 year old spills on it so much better than the white/gray/blue
January 31st, 20128:29 pm
well I guess there are still some old school coaches around rich
I think some weight work is ok for most players as long as they are careful not to overdo it and lose flexibility.
January 31st, 20128:30 pm
Not if he’s eating blueberries
January 31st, 20128:37 pm
I hate blueberries.
January 31st, 20128:38 pm
jeffrey – yeah but I don’t feed him blueberries at the game – strawberries on the other hand and ketchup and spicy mustard and red powerade all blend in pretty well (and those are our most common spills)
January 31st, 20128:39 pm
You feed him ketchup?
January 31st, 20128:41 pm
on his french fries & hamburgers (sometimes he wants it on his hotdogs but I’m trying to train him right)
I’m not seeing many articles mentioning the Braves. National writers are perhaps looking down their noses a bit right now
January 31st, 20128:42 pm
Maybe they just can’t think of a good headline.
ooh! I’ve got one! How about “Brave New World”??
January 31st, 20128:43 pm
I love blueberries and they are VERY high in anti-oxidants.
January 31st, 20128:45 pm
nolie – I eat ‘em every morning (and so does the little one) but we typically aren’t wearing jersey’s that time of day
January 31st, 20128:46 pm
“3B Chipper Jones on his spot in order: “3-hole, 5-hole, 6-hole — doesn’t bother me where I hit.”
Sure Chipper. Sure. If you are hitting sixth in the order it won’t be 3 games before you squeal like a mashed cat!
January 31st, 20128:49 pm
Glad to open up the blueberry discussion
January 31st, 20128:50 pm
no but charlotte aint out of the question
we can call them the lake norman braves
Chipper says he’ll be a team player and someone’ll still find reason to complain
January 31st, 20128:51 pm
Kal – I like the road Navy uniform and I love the all navy hat. I just wish that the fitted navy (road alternate) hat was available in a curved bill and not just the 5950
January 31st, 20128:53 pm
haters hate Jeffrey, it’s their raison d’être
January 31st, 20128:55 pm
jdodo,, just goes to show you. some people just want to complain. I made a comment earlier that if the Braves won the world series in 7 games, they would complain that the braves didn’t win it in 6.
January 31st, 20128:57 pm
why is there nothing on TV????
January 31st, 20128:59 pm
bad time of year cab, Dec, Jan is terrible since many shows are on hiatus
“Chipper says he’ll be a team player and someone’ll still find reason to complain’
Chipper from September last year: ,,,Mr. Team Player telling management where he needs to be hitting.
“I understand why [Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez] is doing what he is doing with the lineup right now,” Jones said. “He’s trying to get the best on-base percentage guys at the top. But once guys who ordinarily hit at the top of the lineup start hitting again … The bottom line is I’m not a table-setter. I’m not a guy who is going to go up and see six or seven pitches.” .
Chipper ain’t gonna just hit where he’s told and keep his mouth shut. Never has, never will. He’ll do it but he will have an opinion about it which puts pressure on Fredi.
January 31st, 20129:00 pm
there are not even any good movies on the movie channels…grrrrrrr
January 31st, 20129:01 pm
wahh wahh on Wahhh Wahhh
seems that way cab
January 31st, 20129:04 pm
Sounded to me like Chipper was saying there are guys much better at being patient at the plate than he is and are better suited to hit at the top of the order because they don’t swing at the first or 2nd pitch. Most guys are not that self aware. They will just “hit where they are told and shut up” and struggle and get more and more frustrated, rather than suggest a change to the manager.
January 31st, 20129:06 pm
Nothing like taking a quote completely out of context. Don’t ever let a fact get in the way of a good complaint.
January 31st, 20129:07 pm
oh well…time for wine
January 31st, 20129:13 pm
I thought cartwheels were out and naked dancing was in.
January 31st, 20129:15 pm
depends on who’s doing the naked dancing…or the cartwheels…
January 31st, 20129:16 pm
it’s already been time for whine for some here cab
it always is, nolie…it always is
cab can do the nekid dancing, Jeffrey the cartwheels
January 31st, 20129:18 pm
I don’t naked dance. Or clothing dance. Sorry.
January 31st, 20129:22 pm
January 31st, 20129:24 pm
You can naked dance for us, nolie
McFann O O o
January 31st, 20129:36 pm
tiger sometimes he wants it on his hotdogs but I’m trying to train him right
Ketchup on hotdogs is a bad thing? Guess there’s no hope for me, then…
the hell you say……
January 31st, 20129:37 pm
hey- why should I, if you’re not willing to??
January 31st, 20129:38 pm
Ketchup on pretty much anything is a bad thing…
yup mustard is the condiment for hot dogs though you may also use sauerkraut or chili and onions too
chesse can also be acceptable. catsup is a major nono
January 31st, 20129:43 pm
Did y’all know that if you double an order of something you get twice as many? I mean, I never would have guessed that…
January 31st, 20129:55 pm
Boy, all my life I’ve put ketchup on my hotdogs and been as happy as cann be…little did I know I was only ruining my life…
To be honest, I don’t like mustard…not a fann of onions, either. And I love chili, but not anywhere near my hotdog…
Now I want a hotdog…I mean, if I was hungry…
Yay for ‘teen ‘teen still being here!
It’s (almost) February!
Oh, happy day.
January 31st, 20129:57 pm
just caint teach couth to some folks I guess
January 31st, 20129:59 pm
UNC for you and me. Tarheel blue for me and you.
January 31st, 201210:00 pm
Nope. Gotta get us while we’re really young…now it’s just too late…
Yup! Can’t believe baseball’s getting closer…
January 31st, 201210:15 pm
You have to know your zombie types, not because you treat them any differently — head shots rule, always keep that in mind — but the different types will inform how you act when you leave the secret hidden bunker. I’ve listed research and documentary films that will aid you in your fight against the zombies.
1. Voodoo: The original, the “no problem, mon” zombie was a product of the witch doctor. Using powerful drugs and hypnotic suggestion, a person’s will could be stripped away and becoming a tool of the doctor. The drugs were so strong that the zombie could only move slowly with great effort. Theoretically, the condition could be reversed, but it depended on knowing what drugs were used (See: Live and Let Die, 1973).
2. Radiation: Radiation causes two types of zombies. The first was uncovered in the 1968 film Night of the Living Dead, where we see the now-common shuffling, decaying, flesh-eating zombies who have some tool use. We learn how to kill them, and also of importance, that fire disposes of them permanently. A second class of radiation zombies was described in Night of the Comet (1984), and these zombies, while dead and decaying, are still sentient and able to converse, and move more quickly than the shufflers
When the researchers came back to cover the Night of the Living Dead territory again in a 1990 documentary of the same name — confusing, but hey, that’s zombie research for you — we watched Patricia Tallman disposing of various zombies, finding far enough into their undeadness that they cannot use tools.
The British researched the slow, shuffling stupid zombie in Shaun of the Dead (2004), where we find that a cricket bat is a fine disposal tool, although I still worry about transmission of the zombie effect from splatter.
3. Scientists: Basically, it goes something like this: “Hey Bob, this is one ferocious hamster you’ve infected with this mutated virus. What say we see what it does to something bigger.” Then the infected guard/attack dog bites them, and like the stupid morons they are, they go to a hospital and don’t tell anyone what they have. While some are slow, shuffling, stupid and awkward, some are not. More on those in a bit.
Viral zombies are particularly dangerous. Where the zombies have to catch and bite you to infect you, their slow speed makes that relatively easy. But viral zombieism can be spread much more easily.
Scientists also reanimate the dead — see the excellent Re-Animator (1985) as reference — giving us even more reasons to make sure that all wearers of white lab coats receive adult supervision at all times.
4. Viral: The viral zombie is most often the fast mover, a very animate, albeit still quite stupid, undead creature. They can move quickly and are strong enough to climb obstacles that would give a parkour enthusiast reason to pause. This speed is also a weakness. Where the shufflers can be killed only by cracking the skull — thus exposing their brains to oxygen, the one thing that stops its function — the viral fast-mover can be killed simply by running out of energy — us — to eat. Shoot a shuffler through the body, and it keeps going until it rots to nothing. Shoot a viral fast-mover, and it will eventually stop, but not until it has chased you into the next county.
Viral fast-movers can be killed most quickly with headshots, or separating the head from the body. But if you have the means, you can settle for busting them up and leaving the A.O. For more information on this, consult Zombieland (2009) and 28 Days Later (2002).
5. Supernatural: Everyone knows that there is no such thing as a supernatural zombie, as there are no supernatural forces. Let’s get real here.
January 31st, 201210:17 pm
oh come on and eat a braut with kraut and spicy mustard and I’ll make you throw your ketchup away
one day I’ll get a real degree and call it catsup like nolie can
With a total of 35 million casualties, there is little doubt that the First World War was one of the costliest conflicts in history — and it was all started by just two well-placed 7.65mm (.32 ACP) rounds from a John Browning-designed auto pistol.
This is not to say that the Great War wasn’t imminent, anyway — it had almost begun almost a decade earlier for other reasons — but when Bosnian nationalist Gavril Princip assassinated heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Sophie, with just two shots from his Model 1910 FN Browning (pictured here), the juggernaut towards war began its irrepressible journey.
In brief, it happened like this:
On June 28, 1914, Princip and five other conspirators placed themselves along the rout of Ferdinand’s motorcade in Sarajevo, Bosnia. The Austrian archduke was attending the opening of a hospital in that city.
As the royal car and its entourage proceeded, one conspirator threw a hand grenade towards the archduke’s car. The driver, seeing the threat, sped up and the bomb went off beneath the third vehicle in the procession, gravely wounding the occupants.
After a delay, Ferdinand decided to continue on to the hospital using a different rout. Unfortunately, his driver mistakenly turned up the wrong street, where Princip just happened to be standing. Thinking the plot was ruined, he had given up and wandered towards a café.
Upon seeing the royals’ car, Princip pulled out his pistol and at a range of about five feet and fired at the Archduke, hitting him in the neck. Sophie threw herself across her husband and was hit in the stomach with the second shot. They were substantial people, but still the relatively anemic 7.65mm round had done the job. Both died after a short time.
Princip was captured, tried and because he was under 20 — the age at which he could be executed — ultimately sentenced to 20 years in prison, where he died on April 28, 1918.
Today, Princip’s 1910 FN, serial number 19074, is on display at the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum in Vienna, along with Ferdinand’s Graf und Stift touring car and the couch on which he died.
The 1910 FN was an excellent pistol — one that was made for a number of years and then improved in 1922. Many thousands were sold for military and civilian use. Too bad it was such a great design. If it hadn’t been, perhaps things might have turned out quite differently.
OK, so we can’t exactly state this handgun is the deadliest ever, but we can say it indirectly led to over 35 million casualties.
January 31st, 201210:20 pm
I think nolie posted on the wrong blog that time
January 31st, 201210:21 pm
nah, just desperate for something to do. Knowing your zombies might just keep a blogger safe some night….
January 31st, 201210:22 pm
and everybody can use a history lesson now and again
January 31st, 201210:26 pm
tiger oh come on and eat a braut with kraut and spicy mustard and I’ll make you throw your ketchup away
Hmmmm…I’mmm…not much of a braut/kraut/spicy mustard person…and I think I did try kraut once…
January 31st, 201210:40 pm
Trade Mccan for Puholz then trade Haywood for Feilder!
January 31st, 201210:42 pm
then trade nolie for Mitchell and our offseason is done!
January 31st, 201210:48 pm
they are all great trades CTB, but you might have trouble getting Mitchell for just noles
January 31st, 201210:58 pm
Big Jake, ahh what the heck, throw Tomhawkin in that trade too. Of course you could trade Tomahawkin for a corn kernel in a brown pickel and get the same but whatever.
Joking T’Hawk. You’re alright man
January 31st, 201211:12 pm
noles and Tomahawkin in the same trade? that might explode before it got done
January 31st, 201211:13 pm
Did the blog have a minor eruption after the Chipper article? Not really motivated enough to go back a few pages………….
Hope everyone is doing well.
January 31st, 201211:50 pm
somebody whined that Chipper would whine about hitting 6th, even though he spent almost a third of last season hitting in other than the third slot
January 31st, 201211:55 pm
nolie – received the package – thanks!
January 31st, 201211:56 pm
And I now know where you live…
February 1st, 201212:12 am
That didn’t take too long Jim, I hope you enjoy it
what cab? You didn’t know the address of your own dog house?
February 1st, 201212:14 am
If I had known it was that nice, do you really think I would have left you there??
nolie sent ya’ll a package? What is it? I didn’t get a damn thing but a few bills I can’t afford.
February 1st, 201212:18 am
No, he didn’t send us a package. He sent it to VJ. And he wonders why he’s stuck in my doghouse…
February 1st, 201212:21 am
I think I scared nolie away…
February 1st, 201212:22 am
cab, oh ok. Well at least you didn’t get anything.
February 1st, 201212:23 am
February 1st, 201212:25 am
cab, just kiddin. That wasn’t nice
February 1st, 201212:35 am
It’s all good
And now it’s time for me to stop stalking nolie and head to bed
Good night all!
Go Go Pilots
February 1st, 20126:19 am
New uniform stinks it needs the Smilein are screamin face that was on the 1966 thru 1973 uniforms Home the screamin face i not a wuss and don’t give a crap about bein Polticaly correct..they had there chance since late 50’s when indians had wahoo indian face on uniforms as Braves no problem ..So be better Have the screamin brave face on there sleeves back on there…..in front Bold type yankee uniform trim white with Braves in front no Tomahawk…that be better home uniforms Now the Road uniforms be the screamin indian face brave in large size see and tomahawk on sleeves and a white uniforms with Like lines in uniforms and side of sleves the word Braves….make those indian movement idiots mad who givs a dam! And lower food at conscession stand will not bring fans its winnin more world series would had……But under Bobby cox is reason the fans stop comin see the braves choke !
February 1st, 20127:19 am
DENTZ is that you?
February 1st, 20127:33 am
MATT KENNELLY in AUSSIE-land will be in the three-game championship series starting February 10-12.
DOMINICA/MEXICO/PUERTO RICO/VENEZUELA Champioship Series
CARIBBEAN SERIES gets underway tomorrow, ends February 8.
Only BRAVES player is on the DOMINICAN club – JOSE ‘George’ CONSTANZA.
February 1st, 20127:47 am
Our old buddy ‘the FLAILING CUBAN’ has continued his career in MEXICO since being dropped by the BRAVES. Last season BARBARO had a .396 BA in 306 AB, .499 OBP, .653 SLG, and 1,153 OPS with 20 HR, 2 3B, 15 2B, 61 BB, 41 SO, and a SB if you can believe it.
This winter session his numbers included a .312 BA, and he led the post-season in HR’s with 21.
The guy can still rake on a AAAA level at age 32. Unofficially, some estimates of his age are as high as 41, but who’s counting? Certainly not CHIPPER JONES.
Rob from SC
February 1st, 20128:15 am
Is Teheran on the Caravan stop today DOB
February 1st, 20128:21 am
Rob a little research wouldn’t kill you…
Wednesday, February 1 – Fort Gordon, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina
Braves scheduled to participate include: Jason Heyward, Julio Teheran, and Fredi Gonzalez
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Visit with the Troops at Fort Gordon
3:30-5:00 p.m. – Columbia Academy Sports + Outdoors Autograph Signing
730 Fashion Drive, Columbia, SC 29229
Tomahawkin (The Godfather)
February 1st, 20128:49 am
[ The Red Uni’s are Clean! ][
"Considering Georgia’s red clay, how can you tell."
Because They are "So Fresh, So Clean" especially when Big Red is Rocking it
February 1st, 20128:50 am
How long do those caravan events last…?
Wouldn’t it be a lot easier for the fans do Just do it on a weekend at The TED???
It might be a lil chilly but we have mild winters….
February 1st, 20129:12 am
Capitol Avenue Club did their Top-25 prospects:
1. Julio Teheran, RHP
2. Randall Delgado, RHP
3. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP
4. Sean Gilmartin, LHP
5. Christian Bethancourt, C
6. Edward Salcedo, 3B
7. Tyler Pastornicky, SS
8. Andrelton Simmons, SS
9. J.J. Hoover, RHP
10. Zeke Spruill, RHP
11. Carlos Perez, LHP
12. Joey Terdoslavich, 1B/3B
13. Brandon Drury, 3B
14. Matt Lipka, OF
15. J.R. Graham, RHP
16. Nick Ahmed, SS
17. Tommy La Stella, 2B
18. Adam Milligan, OF
19. Mycal Jones, OF
20. Kyle Kubitza, 3B
21. Todd Cunningham, OF
22. Navery Moore, RHP
23. Dimaster Delgado, LHP
24. Chris Garcia, 1B
25. Jean Carlos Gil, RHP
I’d agree with the guys they have in there – although not the order. And Cody Martin should be there instead of Chris Garcia, who was 24 years old in Low-A and had already been released from the Angels organization. Also, Carlos Perez is too high, imo. He had a terrible year statistically and his stuff was way down, apparently.
Yeah, and They could name it Something clever like…a Home game…
February 1st, 20129:34 am
Let me get this straight – nolie thinks that World War 1 was started by Zombies who died (kind of dead, anyway) from eating ketchup on their hot dogs?
February 1st, 20129:41 am
I thought everyone knew that!
February 1st, 20129:46 am
ketchup on hotdogs… that is a pretty toxic combo.
February 1st, 20129:52 am
flange – Well, I HAD heard reports, but since nolie was actually there at the time………
February 1st, 20129:53 am
Efrim – What do you think of Fredi’s idea to put Delgado and Teheran in the pen?
February 1st, 20129:55 am
Teheran is on the caravan stop. You can water the camels and replenish your bag, dad.
February 1st, 20129:56 am
“Delgado and Teheran in the pen”
I might be alright with Delgado but Teheran I think would benefit from working on a few things down in AAA unless he finds himself in the starting rotation at the majors.
February 1st, 20129:57 am
CARLOS ‘Wild thang’ PEREZ is now twenty. He had a rough first year in full season baseball for the BRAVES with a 4-10 record, 4.82 ERA, 1.63 WHIP, 138 H in 125 IP with 109 SO to 66 BB. He has mid-ninties gas and not much else except he’s left-handed and the BRAVES really want him to succeed. They need southpaw’s in the organization, and this one’s got some potential, thusly he’s probably more highly rated that he should be at this point.
February 1st, 201210:02 am
Is Teheran on the Caravan stop today DOB — Rob from SC
Schedule says Heyward, Teheran and Fredi G. We left it posted on front of our ajc.com Braves page so anyone could see it for any day of the caravan.
It’s right here: http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-braves-blog/2011/12/19/braves-caravan-begins-jan-27/?cxntfid=blogs_atlanta_braves_blog
February 1st, 201210:04 am
Transplant – I say send them back down and let them both work on stuff – they’ll be back up soon enough – much sooner if we have injury issues with the rotation. We have more than enough relievers this year to avoid stress on the Big Three without throwing our future rotation into the pen. I’d even leave Vizcaino down on the farm.
February 1st, 201210:06 am
Its also posted at 8:21am or at braves.com
I’m looking for a review of Bobby Cox’s Biography, Good Read? Any interesting stories?
Going to read a Hank Aaron Bio to get in the mood for the season. Are there any must read baseball books?
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