7:32 pm February 29, 2012, by David O'Brien
March 1st, 201212:53 am
Tom O’Hawke–Not the one with the ‘tache–the long hair. Well it came out in like 2003, so some years ago. Neither of us had finished Ph.D.’s yet. This was when she was still on t.v. in Kolkata before leaving to go back to grad school.
March 1st, 201212:56 am
Ha,ha. I figured it was a bit old. She’s gorgeous, Moe. If you can think of any more times she appears in the film….. nahhh, maybe it’s better if you don’t.
Skip & Pete Fan
It’s so awesome to see that the Braves are willing to give Gattis a shot! David, we really appreciate your hard work and willingness to keep us all informed through the articles and tweets! Thankful!
March 1st, 201212:58 am
Tom O’Hawke–I will have to watch it again. Don’t remember it so well. Have not actually seen that much of her work. More of the director Sandeep’s wife’s work. Meghna’s films have had more international releases.
March 1st, 20121:03 am
Moe, I have the link. When I get a little time, I’ll check the rest of it out. It’s only a little over a half hour. What still pictures were you talking about (of you)? I just stopped by and only read a few posts.
March 1st, 20121:06 am
Tom–Just below the video. There is a photo of two bearded men drinking in a venerable old pub in Kolkata. It features in a film made my another friend of mine. It is Sandeep and I hanging out over a couple of scotches. Have not seen him in a couple of years. Last time I stayed with him, he was shooting another film but I never saw the finished product.
Should probably call it a night. Have some morning meetings.
March 1st, 20121:08 am
Ahhhh…. Thanks, Moe. Now I know how to recognize you if we get together at Citi Field.
Good night, my friend.
March 1st, 20121:12 am
Good night, Tom. We must definitely meet up at Citi Field. Really hope to do so.
March 1st, 20121:28 am
Hello everyone! Good article DOB. Got a nick name for Gattis. “The Gladiator”. Hope he does well,and he can make the club in a few years.
March 1st, 20121:31 am
See some talk about Vegas on here, I went to bed at 3:00 am last night in Las Vegas…woke at 4:30 am…caught a plane to ATL at 6 am…and now I am back home in TN tonight…..I really need to go sleep!!!
March 1st, 20121:41 am
Give us a slugger that cries just to be in baseball…two if ya got em !
March 1st, 20122:07 am
Interesting in 2 to 3 years on what the catching will be like with Bethancourt,and Gattis,as the top catching prospects,and where Mac,will be in all this?Good to be in a spot like this.
March 1st, 20122:10 am
Reports, are that Drew Suttons’ “D” is solid,and could be very helpful for the Braves. I would like to see Sutton get the final bench spot.
March 1st, 20122:33 am
Wow, just a great story DOB. Gattis seems to have the gifts to be a big leaguer. I just hope he stays healthy and hungry.
March 1st, 20122:34 am
All,have a good one! Gattis,has great courage,and I would most definately want him on the Braves team.Would be a great story for baseball one of these days,and for Gattis.”Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!” Yes baseball in near……..Peace My Friends!!!!!!!!
March 1st, 20122:51 am
I guess we can deal away Bethancourt for prospects now, huh? Wait a minute, he IS a prospect…………..
Oh well, scrap that idea.
March 1st, 20123:19 am
South African Bravo
March 1st, 20123:20 am
That is one of the best pieces I’ve read on here in a long, long time. Kudos for the writeup, DOB. Such a great story!
March 1st, 20126:15 am
That was award-winning, David. Incredible story and you weaved it well.
Gonna print that and give to a few friends.
Gil in Mechanicsville
March 1st, 20126:50 am
You never know, could be a great screen play some day..
March 1st, 20126:52 am
South African Bravo, Ward, A-Ville Rangers, uga-brave, et al: Again, thanks. I really do appreciate the kind words.
March 1st, 20127:00 am
Well written DOB. It read like a great story out of SI.
March 1st, 20127:01 am
its a brand new day, the suns a rising
and anything can happen now,
when i awake with a smile
i know the day will smell like roses
March 1st, 20127:08 am
I’m ready for [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04KQydlJ-qc] some baseball.[url]
Nice story on Gattis. Hope he makes it.
March 1st, 20127:10 am
well, that was a fail. What did I do wrong?
DOB, a link to the finer points of link posting might be useful in the Hot Links list.
March 1st, 20127:27 am
Maybe McCann can move to thirdbase in 2013 & Gattis can be the new starting catcher
and heading home
put me in coach
March 1st, 20127:28 am
cornjolio, I was thinking maybe SS for McCann.
March 1st, 20127:31 am
have him lose 15 lbs
and put mccann in lf
as long as fleet foot in cf
Interesting story…he better get in shape mabye we will need him in august as it gets hotter and our catchers fade.
March 1st, 20127:36 am
Yeah,we could put a postage stamp in LF and tell Brian this is his territory.
March 1st, 20127:37 am
DOB – Nice story.
Rev Robert Wilkins – “Prodigal Son”
March 1st, 20127:43 am
Ur best blog of the season, love these type stories. Gotta root for the kid, love under dogs. Great job!!!
March 1st, 20127:47 am
kewl song tater
March 1st, 20127:49 am
My winter wonderland drive this morning. Thought it was beautiful so I figured I’d post. http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/8876/imag10661.jpg
March 1st, 20128:01 am
“I didn’t find anything,” he said, smiling. “But I don’t have to look anymore.”
Well, he didn’t have me at “hello”, but he pretty much got me with that.
The Mayans were wrong; no world that includes eloquent minor-league catchers can possibly end in disaster.
March 1st, 20128:03 am
ncgary – You may have heard the version covered by Mick & Keef on Beggars Banquet.
Kat -Really nice! (As well as the one posted, yesterday). Christmas Cards for 2012.
March 1st, 20128:12 am
Wow. Hope he is still in camp when I get there in a couple of weeks. Love to see him with the big boys.
March 1st, 20128:17 am
Well done, DOB. I wish Gattis the best.
March 1st, 20128:26 am
this is one player that needs training in the out feild to many catching prospects here and no out feilders
March 1st, 20128:37 am
Bravedan – Agreed! I think we all (for the most part) really appreciate DOB’s daily grind, but pieces like this have to make even the most cynical reader take notice. Dude is churning these things out every couple of days on nothing but coffee and Nutrigrain. Amazing. I’d be surprised if other fanbases had such tireless and communicative writers.
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
March 1st, 20128:43 am
Oh, that is beautiful! Thank you for posting it…
March 1st, 20128:48 am
Another great blog DOB!
Don’t know how you keep doing it for all these years, but you do!
I have to say that I would love to see you write a book or two as well, I am sure you have tons of extra time to write one! Heck as it is you only sleep a couple hours a night.
Forget the sleep and write the book!
March 1st, 20129:03 am
DOB, man, I sure do enjoy reading your stories, it is about as good as it gets. Thank you so much. Can not wait till the next one.
Don in TN
March 1st, 20129:05 am
CTB- “I live near the main backroad going up signal mtn.”
You mean the “W” road? I go up there occasionally to the Mountain Opry.
March 1st, 20129:13 am
Someone needs to tell Gattis what he was looking for was a man named JESUS.
Coach (2012 Fredi's beisbol fandango)
March 1st, 20129:16 am
What a story of perseverance
March 1st, 20129:19 am
March 1st, 20129:22 am
Why was Gattis looking for Heysus? He didn’t even go down to Mexico.
I hope Gattis starts year at Lynchburg so I get to see him when they come to Durty Myrtle.
March 1st, 20129:29 am
@9:13am……I believe that Jesus Alou lives in Fla. somewhere.
March 1st, 20129:32 am
DOB – Thanks for a great blog…and ALL the good work you do for us. You’re the best.
Can he play Left Field?
Excellent piece, David. Interesting cat. Got a little more rumbling around up there besides just baseball. And how cool is David Ross? The guy pays attention.
Thanks and Go Braves!
March 1st, 20129:34 am
Lew – That’s the first question I had.
Thanks again, folks.
By the way, regarding Pastornicky nickname. I told him some on blog are calling him “Rev,” and he said he first got that nickname as a 14-year-old. And he likes it.
March 1st, 20129:35 am
“Rev” it is, then.
March 1st, 20129:37 am
Finally, something that’s a good honest laugh and just downright fun. Pervs and Negative Nellie may skip this to maintain your disposition.
March 1st, 20129:40 am
Officially a Gattis fan now. The experienced he gained in those 4 years is better than any college he could have gone to. Best of luck young man.
March 1st, 20129:42 am
That was hilarious.
Razor’s Edge, Route 66, or Kung Fu?
March 1st, 20129:45 am
Muzuno – I hope we get out to a fast start in April. It won’t stop the “nellies” and Neysayers…but it might slow them down a bit. As someone (probably Lew) says, some people aren’t happy unless they aren’t.
This is good work, David. I enjoyed reading it.
March 1st, 20129:52 am
Those of you who are Jason Aldean fans, he’s in Braves camp today doing a “reality” show segment that will air on CMT. He’s friends with Chipper, Hudson and a few others. Suited up this morning and is taking part in the workout, cameras rolling. (By the way whenever something doesn’t go just right, some exchange or clubhouse entrance or whatever, they do it again. That’s the reality.)
March 1st, 20129:55 am
Never never never quit.
Jason Aldean looks a bit like Dan Uggla…to me, anyway…
March 1st, 20129:56 am
raleighbraves – I’m somewhat surprised no one has asked if he can play short.
March 1st, 20129:57 am
DOB, oh yeah. Reality TV ain’t so real.
Damnit I have no coffee creamer. How do some of you drink this stuff black. I’m fixing to puke, but I have to have caffeine.
March 1st, 201210:02 am
Who is Jason Aldean? Oh yeah, that guy. Does he have Kelly Clarkson with him, as backup?
March 1st, 201210:03 am
Lew – Can’t any player be moved to any position at any time? All that matters is, can they hit.
March 1st, 201210:09 am
This is good work, David. I enjoyed reading it.
Come to think of it, O’Brien has been hitting the ball squarely with more-than-usual regularity. Several outstanding pieces the last few months, and some classic baseball-begins odes the last couple of years.
(I say that at the risk of subluxing my aloofness, of course, but what the heck, LOL. The man be doing good.)
I watch SOME “reality” TV…most is crap, but I enjoy some where you actually have to DO something, to win your right to stay…like The Amazing Race, and Top Chef. Getting “voted off”, not so much. I don’t like the conniving and back stabbing. I have never heard of Jason Aldean, but then, I rarely watch CMT.
March 1st, 201210:10 am
This is one hell of a statement. Kerouac indeed.
March 1st, 201210:11 am
raleighbraves – Well, the Dude can catch a ball and throw it. No reason he couldn’t play short where he’d have to catch the ball and throw it. Makes perfect sense – inescapable logic.
March 1st, 201210:12 am
Talk about being born in the wrong century – He sounds like he was in High School in 1968. Far out.
Gattis’ story does sound like Kerouac with a little bit of “The Natural” thrown in for good measure. I hope Gattis has a killer season at whatever level(s) he plays. And I hope he eventually makes it to the show.
Wow, awesome story. Gave me chills DOB.
Now I have to get the minor league version of MLB.TV just to watch Gattis. Would be money well-spent.
Tell him that the blog is pulling for him!
March 1st, 201210:13 am
scoots – DOB (and Carroll, for that matter) does an excellant job, and does seem to be getting better. I guess there is no replacement for experience. I am hopeful that will be true for Fredi, as we.., as he could certainly stand to learn from mistakes.
Anyone who criticizes Dave, should check out ANY other blog or forum, before making that judgement.
beekay – Yeah Dude, you are.
March 1st, 201210:18 am
Well……if and I said IF one of our young catching prospects develop into big league material, I wouldn’t mind seeing McCann move over to 3rd base. Mac’s knee’s would benefit as would his career longevity.
March 1st, 201210:20 am
beekay – Quoting the Heritage Foundation? Really?
Listen, Dude, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR A POLITICAL DISCUSSION. The stated rules say exactly that, so I will have NO FURTHER COMMENT of this nature, no matter what drivel you wish to espouse. I will just say that MANY people agree with you, and MANY do not. We’ll see what happens in November.
March 1st, 201210:22 am
Lew – Thanks…It’s good to have friends.
BTW, in high school in 1968…I resemble that remark!
March 1st, 201210:24 am
“Anyone who criticizes Dave, should check out ANY other blog or forum, before making that judgement.”
Indeed. Go check out the sports sections on major newspapers online. DOB is providing a service leagues ahead…
And people complain about Chippers “lack” of range. Heysus.
March 1st, 201210:26 am
I wouldn’t mind seeing McCann move over to 3rd base.
Our pitchers will be so good that they’ll be able to put the ball in exactly the right spot so that hitters hit it straight to McCann, standing at 3rd like he’s wearing cement shoes.
Ease – Yeah, I guess some always have to find SOMETHING to complain about…and they DO.
March 1st, 201210:28 am
We’ll see what happens in November.
Why are we talking about the off season already? Can’t we just play 163 first?
March 1st, 201210:29 am
I am hopeful that will be true for Fredi
Last year, some here opined that the first year would indeed be a learning experience for Fredo. He had never managed a team with as much talent as this one, on both sides of the ball. Some would say that such a thing shouldn’t make a difference (and they might be right), but I think it did.
That being said, it’s a new year for everybody. Whether Fredo improves as a tactical manager, I don’t know, but i have a feeling he’ll be a better strategic one this year.
March 1st, 201210:30 am
Ease – Funny. Actually, I predict that after someone beats the Phillies in game 163, we will go deep into the post season.
You do the same with people who don’t share your opinions so call it even and let it go already.
Must-click link: Meet Evan Gattis, who has lived a hell of a life so far | HardballTalk
[...] Turns out he has had one hell of a journey in his life these past several years, and today Dave O’Brien of the AJC has his story: Eight years ago, James Evan Gattis was a burly power hitter coming out of high school in Forney, [...]
March 1st, 201210:32 am
Great read, DOB. Thanks as always.
March 1st, 201210:33 am
scoots – “stratigic” is where he needed to improve. I believe that will happen. Most great managers and coaches had rocky starts. I’m one H3LL of a lot better at what I do than I was 30 years ago.
March 1st, 201210:34 am
raleighbraves – No problem – he’s yet another of those who can’t see the forest for the pine straw – totally missing the big point – that it’s kept happening over and over the poast forty or so years and will continue to happen as long as we continue to not advance the technology and really has nothing to do with partisan politics. It’s common sense that if you keep doing things the same way then nothing will ever change..
Not to mention that this ain’t the forum.
Soph – Thanks…and I totally agree.
Politics is the only thing everybody is an expert. Me,I am an expert on bacon.
March 1st, 201210:36 am
And it has nothing to do with global warming you idot. It has to do with paying out your nose and continuing to do so because you keep putting all of your proverbial eggs in the same basket. Ignorance personified.
March 1st, 201210:37 am
Lew – Agreed. Although I enjoy a lively discussion (as apposed to an irrational argument), this CLEARLY is NOT the proper forum. I don’t know why these types of things even come up.
We talk baseball, other sports, music, movies, BBQ and whatever (except politics or religion)
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