7:32 pm February 29, 2012, by David O'Brien
March 3rd, 201212:34 pm
I hope FF doesn’t re-injure his knee trying to come back too fast.
Thank you Trey, I will.
Tomahawkin (Mr Boombastic!)
March 3rd, 201212:35 pm
Word on the Street is that Boog Powell and Dale Murphy will be calling the game…
I can’t wait to hear Boog Powell…The dude is underrated… he and Don Sutton are the voices of Dem Braves!
March 3rd, 201212:39 pm
“I hope FF doesn’t re-injure his knee trying to come back too fast.”
I want Fab 5 Freddie to sit another week to 10 days…the team and Fredi G is dumb to rush him back. Why rush Fab 5 Freddie in meaningless games?
We are not in a pennant race, And We Need a Healthy Fab 5 Freddie in Aug/Sept…That Knee injury will linger on as the season Progresses, Bank on It
March 3rd, 201212:41 pm
what time is gametime??
March 3rd, 201212:43 pm
Fredi G is gonna make his first Stoopid Move of 2012 in Rushing Fab 5 Freddie Back…
There is no need for him to play in Meaningless S. Traing games…Start SKE at 1st for the next 2 weeks
Thank you Tomahawkin for your kind. I am here to make friends and make as much money as possible before school starts in fall. Also get to see Braves live instead of just TV.
March 3rd, 201212:44 pm
Braves are wearing their regular white home jerseys for home spring-training games this year, first time they’ve done that. Will wear spring-training blues on road.
New bloggage coming shortly.
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
March 3rd, 201212:46 pm
Yeah, some areas got it really bad. Places just to the North and just to the South of us were in the path of a tornado, but thankfully we were in the clear.
Thanks! Oh, you didn’t offend me. I just wasn’t sure what you meant! Sorry about that…
Anybody heard from Soph??
March 3rd, 201212:49 pm
Time To Grill Brats, Go Braves!
March 3rd, 201212:52 pm
Game Time Go Braves
March 3rd, 201212:53 pm
LOL, Just say you have a New Blog “On Deck!”
You Rule, Thanks for your S. Training Coverage…I have said it before and I will say it Again…To Alot of out of State Fans you are The current TBS….
You need a VIP Party at The Cheetah or Flip Flops
March 3rd, 201212:54 pm
yeah go braves
‘All Da Way Turn’t Up!!!
March 3rd, 201212:55 pm
Baseball is in the air! Should be fun!
March 3rd, 201212:56 pm
samantha – tickets go on sale monday at 10AM – if you are going to opening day I’d get there early they will sell out quickly
March 3rd, 201212:58 pm
nice to hear jim powell’s voice…
Woohoo! Go Braves!
March 3rd, 201212:59 pm
Here we go!
March 3rd, 20121:00 pm
“Thank you Tomahawkin for your kind. I am here to make friends and make as much money as possible before school starts in fall”
I’m The Class Clown on here…D.O.B. and others on here can’t stand the fact that I Say old Mariah is Poetry
Welcome to the Blog, I will Take You Under My Wing
My Best Advice is Don’t Drink the Kool Aid and dont take the blog too seriously…?
And Better yet if someone takes a Cheap shot/Unprovoked Smart Ass attack on you, Put them on Ignore..Its easier said than done however…There are Blog elitists on here who get off on talking down to people
Nice National Anthem! Here is to a great season of making and losing a 1-game playoff! Woot!
March 3rd, 20121:01 pm
Welcome to the blog, Samantha.
Good morning Tiger, Thanks for info. I will be there. Go Braves
March 3rd, 20121:03 pm
Oh, Samantha and welcome. Enjoy the blog, even if you get grief from some of the bloggers. Don’t let them get to you.
March 3rd, 20121:05 pm
yes i am from a dimension unknown to mankind
time keeps on ticking ticking ticking
into the future
March 3rd, 20121:06 pm
March 3rd, 20121:07 pm
March 3rd, 20121:08 pm
Here we go again, start of another season and another disappointment, The ATLANTA BRAVES leadership does not have the desire to win since TED TURNER gave up control of the team. Why do we start every spring with hope when we know we will be disappointed at end of season?
Thank you everone for your kind words. I am young and very shy, but if anybody wants to know anything about me. Just ask. Go Braves.
March 3rd, 20121:10 pm
Dangit! Can’t find a radio stream.
March 3rd, 20121:13 pm
neither can I
March 3rd, 20122:34 pm
Hello everyone! Great day to begin Braves baseball”Go!!!!!Braves!!!!! Let’s have a great Spring………
March 3rd, 20122:57 pm
Thanks for the work DOB.
March 3rd, 20127:32 pm
Gattis must have strong plate discipline,k’d-44times/222 ab in’10;k’d-53times/338ab’s, man, mabey he’s our diamond in the rough, let him learn corner OF position in dbl A & send him on up soon! Hope he has strong spring, & just give him a shot,He’s hungry,not taken anything for granted,Could be of great inspiration for the team,looks like a clutch hitter for a long time. Save his career,let him learn OF or 3rd Base, or both, Could shock the world & possibly our own Pujols(2 much dreamin’ but you never know about these things. Da’ Cards didn’t know they had a prince albert when before he became prince albert. This one just might be our “Evan Almighty”! Ya never know.
March 5th, 20121:41 pm
how did the braves score?
March 6th, 20121:08 am
Haven’t recovered from September.
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January 13th, 20134:53 am
DOB – I can’t figure out how to get on, and I’m afraid that you wont see me on anymore, because I’m having trouble posting, or trying to get on, so wish you, and Carroll well, until I can figure it out, and if not? I wont be on the blog any more. Thanks, and will still read your posts……Peace my friends, and “Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!”
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April 2nd, 201312:19 am
This guy is a coook job. I don’t expect him to be in the league a long time.
April 3rd, 20138:57 pm
Interesting update…. Gattis not only made the majors out of spring training, he made his MLB debut tonight (April 3) at catcher. AND in his first at bat (while dad is being interviewed int he stands), he Homers! Can this story become any more interesting! All the best to Gattis and whether with the Braves or elsewhere, I hope he has a long major league career.
April 4th, 20132:19 pm
Can he pitch?
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This article was written before this fast start to the season. He really is easy to cheer for. I wish him the best at his athletic career and whatever he decides to do.
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April 15th, 201312:37 pm
Not sure I’m up for celebrating this guy. He basically “came back” to baseball only because he left due to boredom and not want to be responsible for anything. It’s a story that he’s playing well, but I don’t know that his “journey” is something we should be celebrating.
April 15th, 201312:48 pm
You can stop looking for that which you always had!
Appreciate yourself just as you are and appreciate those around you just as they are.
April 15th, 20132:20 pm
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Eric Shawn is a douche
April 18th, 20139:36 pm
You can choose to celebrate him or choose not to, but don’t simplify the choices he made and the life he lived as “not want [sic] to be responsible for anything”. You have no idea what it is or was to be in Evan’s shoes, or anyone else’s for that matter. STFU.
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April 19th, 20138:14 am
[...] Isn’t this much like what our Christian journey entails? We start with a solid foundation of church and God’s Word. Then as we experience life’s hardships we often begin to doubt our foundations, turning to drugs or alcohol or sex for different answers. Finally, in our darkest hours, God either empowers us or sends an angel to bring us back to Him, where we find our freedom has always been. Baseball has been Gattis’ “God”, if you will, and being back on a baseball team where he belongs is his way of finding freedom. Listen to this: [...]
April 21st, 20131:26 pm
Since Chipper retired I’ve felt like I didn’t have anyone to root for, but with the addition of Evan to the line up I’ve found someone . This was a great success story!
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