Freeman aims for Gold Glove and batting title, not HRs

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Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
8:58 pm

I would say yes, MiaBch.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
8:58 pm

Who wants to take bets on that being the only lap Martin Truex leads tonight?

Ray

February 27th, 2012
8:59 pm

Race will still be on at 10… of course its wine o clock. Starting this Saturday, it will be fun to have the ST games starting. Have a bad case of baseball fever.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
8:59 pm

T-Hawkin-

Chip has been chilling in Key West for like a week for his birthday…not sure anything the team can do would top that :)

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:01 pm

We are a wing gulag down here in SoFla, cab. DOB usually knows the lay of the land in all of the MLB cities when it comes to food. Foodie DOB, what is the best wing you’ve had down here in SoFla – Dade or Broward. Also, with the games in Miami being played further south into Miami, that does change your logistics from your usual Ft. Laud. stays. You’ll score great cigars from the excellent mom-n-pop makers on Calle Ocho, but have you laid out your new, if any, plans for eating in Miami. I know you do like Cuban food, but there is way more. Lotsa great eats in Dade County, building a rep as a rising foodie destination. What say you?

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:01 pm

My brain is all thrown off. I’m looking at the clock going “there is NO WAY this will still be on in 4 hours…is MiaBchBravesFan crazy????” (Sorry)- than my brain actually started working again (thank the wine) and I realized you did say EST. :D

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:03 pm

MiaBchBravesFan-

Did you know DOB lived down there for several years while covering the Fish? I’m betting he knows Miami better than any other MLB city that is not Atlanta :)

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:04 pm

cab – LMAO!

Ray – me too! Eager to also get Sept. outta my prespective.

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:08 pm

Yeah, cab, but since the Marlins usually played up on the county line, he frequented a lotta places near his staying spot, usually in Broward County, since he became a Braves’ beat writer. A LOT has changed from his days as a Fish writer in Miami. Then again, maybe he gets around more than I know during his three day whirlwind stays down here, I dunno. What is true is that the new stadium is considerably further south than Joe Robbie Stadium (I ain’t changing the name). He’ll probably be staying on the river, near the stadium, where the nicer hotels are.

brian

February 27th, 2012
9:08 pm

for $200,000 – I don’t know if Truex is really going to care if this is the only lap he leads tonight!!!!

Even if he gives Hamlin a cut, nice payday for a lap. Great idea by NASCAR

brian

February 27th, 2012
9:09 pm

which Brave is the biggest NASCAR fan and who do the guys like?

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:10 pm

which Brave is the biggest NASCAR fan and who do the guys like?

I think Chipper is friends with a driver or several…can’t remember specifically.

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:11 pm

cab,, that must be good wine. yes 10pm est.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:12 pm

MiaBchBravesFan-

I can imagine how Miami has changed…seemed like there was a lot going on when I was there several years ago- I bet it looks very different since even then. :)

Tomahawkin (The Godfather)

February 27th, 2012
9:12 pm

MiaBchBravesFan

“Folks, any chance the race will still be on by 10 PM? ”

That sucks you work at night, I don’t miss those days at all!

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:12 pm

Ray-

It’s decent everyday (read: inexpensive) wine- but the brain needed a surge of alcohol to kick it back into gear :D

Tomahawkin (The Godfather)

February 27th, 2012
9:15 pm

cabravesfan

T-Hawkin-

“Chip has been chilling in Key West for like a week for his birthday…not sure anything the team can do would top that”

Where Did you see that at???

ChattTownBrian (CTB)

February 27th, 2012
9:15 pm

And they go round and round and round …… gotta be drunk, or at least a good buzz, to sit and watch this stuff.

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:16 pm

DOB could tell us who might be the players favorite drivers. I think Jimmy Johnson has been in camp before. I think when Leo was there, he had a fav as well.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:16 pm

T-

I follow Chip on twitter. He mentioned it and posted a picture or two a few days back

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:18 pm

The biggest change here in the past 10-12 years, cab, is the food and culture scene. Art Basel has really brought international artists down here that we never had before – even from Europe. Spawned an ever-growing food scene with lotsa pop-up restaurants and stand-alone’s (as opposed to the chain crap). Better wine and spirits, waaay better beers. Wynwood down here has become a blown-up art enclave with lots of restaurants, bistros, gatro-pubs, craft beer pubs, etc. In a short time, this has changed A LOT from DOB’s Fish days.

Still ain’t NYC, Chi-town, LA, or San Fran by a long shot, but way better than Podunk. :-)

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:19 pm

Posted this Feb. 23rd…

https://twitter.com/#!/kapaya1234/status/172775227091193857/photo/1

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:20 pm

T-hawkin’ – ain’t so bad. I get a LOT done from 9 AM to 1 PM EST.

Tomahawkin (The Godfather)

February 27th, 2012
9:20 pm

@MBBF

After covering the Marlins for years D.O.B. has The 561, 954, and 305, “On Deck!”

But I’m not sure he is fond of very many resturants othere than a few Mom and Pop Joints that Fredi G. Likes as well…

Over the years D.O.B. hasn’t mentioned a lot of Joints down there (Prolly as a result of the lack of time) despite knowing a lot abt that area…I don’t think he is fond of the traffic there and the time it takes to travel down there in that congested area with covering the team, and work and all…

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:20 pm

MiaBchBravesFan-

It starts with the food. People will go where the good food is, and then the hotels will get nicer, the clubs will get classier, the retail will skyrocket, and everything will became ridiculously overpriced. (See Vegas, Las)

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:21 pm

Not that Miami is cheap to begin with…

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:21 pm

cab.. hopefully it is not in a box. That would be just wrong.

Chipper is in camp. DOB has posted the pics.

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:22 pm

“And they go round and round and round …… gotta be drunk, or at least a good buzz, to sit and watch this stuff.”

The “viewing demographic” supports your astute observation. :-D

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:22 pm

Ray-

Nope. I refuse to drink wine out of anything but a real glass bottle :)

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:23 pm

How does a driver lose where his pit box is? It’s not like it moves during the race…

WHY AM I STILL WATCHING THIS? I need more wine…

Bravefaninok

February 27th, 2012
9:24 pm

Anybody watching the Blues tribute concert from the White house?
It is on PBS.

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:24 pm

With the new stadium in Miami, I definitely would like to make the trip down there and catch a weekend series and do a little watching on south beach.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:25 pm

Ken Rosenthal ‏ @Ken_Rosenthal Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Source: Molina five-year deal with #STLCards in $70M to $75M range. #MLB

I suspect this will be a good guideline for Mac’s new deal…

Tomahawkin (The Godfather)

February 27th, 2012
9:25 pm

MBBF

I lived in Boca Raton for 18 months as a Freshman in College…Didn’t go out much back then,..But I do miss the chain resturant Pollo Tropical…Those were at every corner in Boca, Deerfield Beach and Delray Beach…Kicked it in West Palm and The Jupiter Area…and worked on town development project for the Abacoa development area where the Cardinals and Marlins train.

That is a Dope area but unless I’m by the ocean, I couldn’t tolerate it being Hot as Balls 11 months out of the year…

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:26 pm

cab.. glad to hear on the glass and they played a trick on him and moved it.

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:27 pm

Actually, as of 2009, Miami is the poorest of the mid-major cities, with a pretty high poverty level. People get by down here because there is a lot of work done under the table (not me!). That said, The Fish took a HUGE gamble moving the team away from the most affluent viewing populace to the heart of where the most poverty lies – just a long 2010 ST Heyward blast from the stadium. Loria & Co., gypsy thieves that they are, are taking a mighty big risk with the new location. Add the fact that we lead the country in foreclosures, and you have a pretty wretched paradox down here.

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

February 27th, 2012
9:27 pm

cabravesfan

Sounds about right… :)

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:27 pm

Ray-

Apparently. He was sort of wandering around on Pit Row…probably not the best place to get lost :)

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:28 pm

This made me laugh out loud (or maybe it was the wine…):

darren rovell ‏ @darrenrovell Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Oh, the perils of sponsorship RT @andrewhersam 5 Hour Energy (car) literally runs out of gas on lap 130?

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:28 pm

I love it…mention Mac and look who pops up!

Hi McFann!

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:29 pm

Ken Rosenthal ‏ @Ken_Rosenthal Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
Molina average salary of $14M-$15M in new deal with #STLCards would be second-highest ever for catcher behind Mauer at $23M.

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:30 pm

I guess 5 hr energy doesn’t get the mileage it once did. Maybe the high gas prices cuts it in half

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:30 pm

T-hawkin’ – Pollo Tropical is my go-to fast food down here. Half a Cuban roasted chicken, rice, black beans, and a roll, still $6.41 with tax and you are stoked. It def. can stay!

Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
9:30 pm

Maybe Danica has found a safety zone. Run alone

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:32 pm

Soph! Still with us? Now we have the Female Quorum! :-)

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:32 pm

I bet I can get Soph back…

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:32 pm

TRADE MARTEEN!

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:33 pm

Molina benefits from the saved Phat Albert bucks!

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:34 pm

cab, the vino is making you evil – LOL.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:34 pm

MiaBchBravesFan-

You don’t know the rules of the whole male/female deciding thing? A Male Quorum is 4…a Female Quorum needs only 1, and overrules any decision a Male Quorum makes ;)

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:35 pm

MiaBchBravesFan-

Oh, I don’t mean that! I just want to see if Soph is lurking

ChattTownBrian (CTB)

February 27th, 2012
9:37 pm

I do the best Michael Waltrip impersonation known to man. I wish ya’ll could hear it.

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:38 pm

soph is probably trolling.

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:38 pm

LMAO – goodness knows I need the laughs. I figggers that since two may agree or, more likely, disagree, the third would be the tie breaker; it’s the whole odd number thing, but more than one.

You’re talking marital quorums, as they relate to the female side!!! JK!!!

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:38 pm

How annoying is the phrase “there could be weather on the way”?? Weather is not a thing that randomly shows up! It’s WEATHER! IT’S ALWAYS HAPPENING! IT EXISTS ALL THE TIME!!! THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A DAY WITH NO WEATHER.

FEAR

February 27th, 2012
9:38 pm

Nascar is beyond boring.

MiaBchBravesFan

February 27th, 2012
9:39 pm

Gotta start closing shop. Have a great night y’all! :-)

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:40 pm

MiaBchBravesFan-

Good night!

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:42 pm

I seem to be a bit ranty tonight

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:43 pm

I know this will sound anti baseball.. but I would laugh at some of the bizarre things that Harry Carey would say. Was watching one game and as he was giving the recap of the game, he completely gave the wrong score. It was not even close. I know I shouldn’t have but could not help but laugh. It struck me funny. watch out, we have weather coming.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:45 pm

It’s like football announcers that, in recent years, have taken to saying “he’s out with a knee” or whatever part, when discussing injuries. No, announcer guy, HE IS NOT OUT WITH A KNEE. HE IS OUT WITH A KNEE INJURY. “A KNEE” IS NOT AN INJURY, IT’S A BODY PART.

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:49 pm

John Madden had gotten bizarre towards the end. Said a lot of words with out saying anything that made sense. Vin Scully still one of the best baseball announcers.

Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
9:50 pm

Could be worse, could be out with a rear end.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:51 pm

Vin is wonderful. I will watch the beginning of the first Dodger spring game (if I remember when it is on) just so I can hear Vin say “Hello again everybody, and welcome to another season of Dodger baseball.” To me, it’s not officially baseball season until Vin welcomes us to it :D

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:52 pm

Dude. Montoya’s car is on fire

Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
9:53 pm

Whoa, what happened

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:53 pm

Dude. The squeegee car is on fire too

Bravefaninok

February 27th, 2012
9:53 pm

FEAR

February 27th, 2012
9:38 pm

Nascar is beyond boring.

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Better look again Daytona is on fire!!!!!!!!!

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:53 pm

Bat-

Montoya’s breaks went out and he skidded into the back of the fuel loaded truck…track is now on fire…

Rob from SC

February 27th, 2012
9:53 pm

Did Mike Minor’s comments bother anyone? I like confidence, but he needs to prove himself. You don’t hear Delgado or Teheran say those things, and both have much higher ceilings.

Minor flopped last spring, and was outpitched by Delgado in September. In my opinion, Delgado is in the lead.

Tomahawkin (The Godfather)

February 27th, 2012
9:54 pm

Wow…Now I’m Watching the Daytona 500

A 1st…

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:54 pm

ok how do you wreck when you are the only car on the track. You wreck into the track drying truck. WOW. Vin is a classic. No one better.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:55 pm

Why does NASCAR use JET FUEL TO DRY THE TRACK??? That seems like a disaster waiting to happen…oh wait…

Tomahawkin (The Godfather)

February 27th, 2012
9:56 pm

Bravefaninok

February 27th, 2012
9:53 pm
FEAR

“Nascar is beyond boring.”

I would Say the Same Thing because Black people don’t watch NASCAR or Golf, but there really is nothing else on TV…

And I will watch NASCAR over the NBA. Especially to Check out Danica…

Ray

February 27th, 2012
9:57 pm

@Rob, it was covered earlier in the week. The Braves have said that Minor has the inside track. With his experience and being left handed. But yes, he should have kept his mouth shut or chosen his words a little better.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
9:58 pm

That could have been really, REALLY bad. Thank God nobody was hurt…or worse

Ray

February 27th, 2012
10:02 pm

This thing is going to go into tomorrow, literally.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:03 pm

It’s amazing how calm these drivers are- Montoya, when asked after he crashed if he was OK, told his crew he was fine and “the car’s on fire” like he was saying there was a ding in the door…

Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
10:04 pm

Jet engines need jet fuel is my guess

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:07 pm

Didn’t realize they use actual jet engines to blow the track dry? Seems…safe…

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

February 27th, 2012
10:08 pm

Hi, cabravesfan!

It is sorta uncanny, isn’t it? Or McCanny…something like that… :P

Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
10:08 pm

Weird race ……….

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:09 pm

McFann-

Just admit you are a lurker ;) (Or have a program that sends you notices every time the blog mentions Mac…which would be kinda cool, actually…)

Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
10:11 pm

I noticed yesterday they said even with all those jet engines it would take two hours to dry the track.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:13 pm

I wonder how good they are at drying jet fuel and fire foam…

brian

February 27th, 2012
10:14 pm

maybe they should just call the 500 – seems like this race was never meant to go 500 this year.

What are the odds that the car would break/snap at the time to send it out of control into the airblowing truck with jet engine fuel??? Speaking of 1 in a million shot

Sure looked like Montoya’s car broke or tire went out. Only other thing is if he hydroplaned over debris blown by that yellow truck

Soph

February 27th, 2012
10:15 pm

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

February 27th, 2012
10:16 pm

cabravesfan

I am a bit of a lurker… :)

(Or have a program that sends you notices every time the blog mentions Mac…which would be kinda cool, actually…)

Yeah, that, too…but I think if I discuss it too much, it’ll wear out… ;)

Ray

February 27th, 2012
10:17 pm

Random subject matter. Over the weekend a high school player I know had gotten a new glove and he was wondering the best way to break in his new glove. It was very stiff. He was shocked and asked me twice when I told him to dunk the whole glove in water for about 2-3 minutes to start off. In 2 days the glove is completely broken in and game ready.

Soph

February 27th, 2012
10:17 pm

Good grief, what the heck happened in that race? I just happened to flip to it and saw a big gaping hole in something metal with a bunch of fuel on the track.

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

February 27th, 2012
10:21 pm

Oh well—just popped in to say I can’t stay…totally zonked—don’t think my brain wants to stay up much longer… :P

Night, all! Ready for the games to start already…taking forever…

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:22 pm

Soph-

Fire me?? You know I was kidding!

As for the race- Juan Montoya’s brakes locked up and he skidded into the back of a dryer truck and it basically blew up…and leaked A LOT of jet fuel onto the track…which caught on fire…and melted the back end of the truck…

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:23 pm

Night McFann!

Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
10:25 pm

Uh oh, there is some weather in the area.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:26 pm

There has been weather in the area all day… :evil:

Bat Masterson

February 27th, 2012
10:30 pm

All they need now is for someone to go out with a knee.

Soph

February 27th, 2012
10:30 pm

It should be the weekend.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:31 pm

Wait…why did we miss having Bat around? ;)

One-Eyed Mac

February 27th, 2012
10:31 pm

So, we have another big ball of flames on the day the Crime Dog joins the Braves…..I’m sensing a pattern here.

cabravesfan

February 27th, 2012
10:32 pm

Maybe we need to keep Fred away from the Braves from now on…

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