7:32 pm February 29, 2012, by David O'Brien
March 1st, 201210:37 am
From the previous blog which had 1,688 comments, cabravesfan led the way by a large margin with 183 posts. There were 153 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:
Rank Poster Frequency
1 cabravesfan 183
2 nolie 75
3 raleighbravefan 73
4 Bat Masterson 70
5 Ray 70
6 ncscoots 67
7 VaBravesFan 59
8 Soph 54
9 McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô: 51
10 Lew 48
11 Murph 44
12 TennesseePaul 37
13 Venice Jim 37
14 David O’Brien 33
15 Ease 31
16 Billy 28
17 Kat 27
18 CB 25
19 DAP 24
20 George 22
21 brian 22
22 MFin04 20
23 MiaBchBravesFan 20
24 DS1 19
25 Jimmy 19
March 1st, 201210:38 am
thanks for an awesome story. without song lyrics
When I read about politics I get that same feeling in the pit of my stomach that I did when Scott Proctor was called in from the bullpen.
Please, I’ve been feeling good… don’t bring that stuff to the blog. This should be a happy place.
March 1st, 201210:39 am
CB – Yuuuuummmmmmmmmmmm! BACON. Nature’s perfect food. Makes everything better.
Murph – True that.
March 1st, 201210:40 am
#3….Man, I need to get a life!
Murph – A happy place? You mean you’ve finally gotten over the effects of that rotten burrito that’s been coloring your thoughts about Mike Minor?
March 1st, 201210:41 am
CB, stop spewing your baconist agenda.
March 1st, 201210:42 am
raleigh,no,you need to get back to work. LOL
March 1st, 201210:44 am
Soph, pig’s are wonderful.
I need to stop working and dedicate myself to keeping someone from typing so much…
CB, stop spewing your baconist agenda
CB has been long- and well-known as a baconist agitator and fifth-columnist
Homeland Security has been notified.
March 1st, 201210:45 am
DOB this is a longshot and may be asking too much, but my 5 year old son is a huge Jason Aldean fan. Is there any way to get Aldean to sign my son a ball and send to him?
March 1st, 201210:47 am
I am not worried about Homeland Security. Everyone can be bought with bacon.Even Obama is in my pocket.
I had the privilege of living with Evan and playing with him at UTPB. He was and still is an inspiration to myself and many of his former teammates. He deserves everything he gets and I am very proud to call him my friend.
•Dealing with a computer virus that’s wiped out my Tweetdeck, folks. Sorry if I don’t respond to as many Tweets as I normally would. 59 mins ago
Screw the Twitterers.
March 1st, 201210:49 am
Braves slugger? How can there be Braves slugger I’ve never heard of? Oh, OK, minor league slugger. Hopefully he makes it big with the big club in a couple years and Mac moves to left or third base.
CB – I like bacon, too. Is there an online petition advocating bacon use that I can sign?
CB has been long- and well-known as a baconist agitator and fifth-columnist
You mean he is not a Visitor? Always though he was kind of reptilian.
March 1st, 201210:50 am
Lew, my preference for Delgado/Teheran over Minor doesn’t upset me or make me unhappy… quite the opposite. I’m absolutely thrilled that the Braves have the depth for such a debate to be taking place.
See? Happy place.
Honestly, just the mental picture of Mac playing the hot corner gives rise to nightmare scenarios – not to mention humor the likes of his slide into third on that triple.
March 1st, 201210:51 am
Watched Bethancourt and Gattis last year in Rome. You could tell right away that Gattis is a baseball player. Bethancourt looks good in the uni but it did not take long to see that Gattis is a special talent and needed time behind the plate for the Rome Braves. I would not change his position any time soon. Great athletes do not always become great baseball players. Watched B-Mac play in Rome too and Gattis reminds me a lot of him at that level. Gattis just needs to keep focus and he will be special in Atlanta.
March 1st, 201210:52 am
Even Obama is in my pocket.
You mean his ears don’t stick out, or are they just shoved inside, making it awfully uncomfortable for….
Murph – So the Immodium AD worked? Or was it the Pepto?
No politics here, fellers. Plenty of b-ball to discuss – in addition to BBQ and music.
So, does Bethancourt land in Mississippi to start the season? If Gattis continues to crush the ball could he leap to Gwinnett before the end of 2012?
March 1st, 201210:53 am
Murph – I’m looking at a Hanson, Beachy, Teheran, Delgado, MInor rotation in a couple years.
March 1st, 201210:54 am
Baconists are not the problem…It’s vegans I worry about.
March 1st, 201210:55 am
Not necessarily in that particular order.
March 1st, 201210:57 am
Murph – How’s the 4 year old feeling?
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
“The pig is an amazing animal! You feed a pig an apple, it makes bacon! Think about that—it’s taking an apple, essentially garbage, and giving you bacon! That’s magic, or the most success recycling process ever!…”
March 1st, 201211:02 am
we raised a lot of pigs, didn’t feed apples, maybe apple cores, mostly garbage, and yes you guessed it, bacon is the end result.
Coach (2012 Fredi's beisbol fandango)
March 1st, 201211:05 am
Grits, scrambled eggs and bacon mixed together
how ‘ bout ham and pork?
March 1st, 201211:09 am
A good country breakfast is a great meal…albeit not very healthy.
March 1st, 201211:10 am
So how does the pig make turkey bacon? Eat a turkey?
granny’s fried chittlins.
They get married.
March 1st, 201211:11 am
you feed a turkey bacon
March 1st, 201211:12 am
raleigh, she managed to sleep through the night, for the first time in 4 days, so that’s something. No fever this morning either, but still a bad cough. Thanks for asking.
This morning she told me how space tornadoes made the dinosaurs get exed and stinky, and that’s why they don’t exist anymore.
Which brings me to a new business idea I’ve been kicking around. This is not in place of the Sopapillaporium, but might actually help fund it. As some of you know, I’ve been making video games for the last 15+ years. While listening to the 4 year old tell one of her magical stories the other night about a superhero named Invisible Man it dawned on me that her stories would make awesome games.
So, sometime this month, I’m going to post a new project to the crowd-funding site Kickstarter. I’m going to get the 4 year old on video, telling one of her awesome stories, and then I’m going to turn that story into a game for iOS and Android devices. I’ll be hitting you all up for donations, or at the very least to help spread the word, so stay tuned and start saving your $$$. It’s gonna be huge.
March 1st, 201211:13 am
You talkin’ bout my granny?
Posts are disappearing…
March 1st, 201211:14 am
reckingball – I LOVE ham, bacon, pork chops, pork roast, sausage, ribs, BBQ…ALMOST all things pork…but you may have my share of the chittlins. You gotta draw the line somewhere.
March 1st, 201211:15 am
Just call him “Roy Hobbs.”
March 1st, 201211:17 am
Murph – “it’s going to be HUGE” …You been listening to Donald Trump too much (actually, ANY is too much)
March 1st, 201211:18 am
teacher asked the class, what is your favorite animal. I said bacon. She got mad, said that wasn’t funny, I know that it was everyone was laughing. She sent me to the Principal. He laughed that said I shouldn’t do that. I am confused. Mom and Dad taught me to be honest. Dad said teacher was probably a vegan, don’t worry about it.
Next day, she asked what is favorite live animan. I said Pig, she asked why? I said cause you get bacon and sausage from pigs. She sent me back to the Pricipal. He laughed and then said don’t do that any more.
Next day she asked person we most admired. I said Jimmy Dean. Guess where I am now?
March 1st, 201211:19 am
raleigh, come see me…
March 1st, 201211:21 am
For an extra $20 you can add MiLB.TV to your MLB.TV package. Not many AA or lower teams are participating, so you might not be able to catch Gattis or the lower level guys often, but you’d be able to watch quite a few Gwinnett games.
That’s the cost of 6 breakfast tacos and a couple of drinks… probably worth it.
March 1st, 201211:23 am
Murph … my seven year old is full of creative and exciting stories. At 4, she didn’t have all the plot elements nailed down. But yes, much interesting and creative stuff spews out of the young’uns. Capture it if you can. And, keep the 4 year old away from Disney as much as possible or she’ll get homogenized.
LJ – If they don’t wanna know, then they shouldn’t ask, right?
i REALLY love the story (all us recovering addicts do), but does he have a future in this organization? we will at least try to extend b-mac, then christian bettancourt is next in line, right? do we keep him for a backup catcher for after david ross?
March 1st, 201211:24 am
A friend of mine told me that he hosted a chitlin cooking at his home on one occasion, and that all of the guest started hoggin’ down all of the chitlins.
So, to slow them down a little bit, he threw a half of a teaspoon of creamed corn into the chitlins(when no one was looking).
He said that it worked pretty good, and that he had some left-overs, after the party.
March 1st, 201211:26 am
abeee, I hear ya. She’s the type of kid that doesn’t watch much TV… doesn’t hold her attention. She’s way happier playing with her toys and making up stories.
Funny thing is, she actually hates princesses and Disney and all that stuff. Way more into superheroes right now… she saw the new trailer for The Avengers last night and broke into a full crying fit when I told her she couldn’t go to see it until she was older. Hulk smash!
Dave, every day I am blown away by the stories you put up. You are by far the best beat writer for this paper and site. Keep it up. Real quick though, what are his realistic chances of cracking the Braves roster in the long term? He is looking more like a backup catcher?
Matt the Brave
March 1st, 201211:31 am
Man, sounds like the kind of guy that will be able to take a lot from David Ross this spring. I hope they keep him in camp until last cut so that he can really learn a ton. Sounds like he’ll be a great major leaguer soon.
Murph, March 1st, 2012, 11:26 am … “Way more into superheroes right now… she saw the new trailer for The Avengers last night … Hulk smash!
My little bit watched Captain America and Thor with me last summer. She is definitely into super-heroes. She’s also co-piloted many video games with me (lots of Zelda games, Okami, Super Mario) and is just now starting to play them herself.
Her video game plots range from such sequels as “Okami Birth” to “Legend of Zelda: My Life as a Wolf.”
March 1st, 201211:32 am
BTW … can’t wait for the Avengers.
March 1st, 201211:38 am
Ease – Actually, my BP, Collesterol, and triglycerides are all excellent. Get everything checked quarterly, due to diabetes. I credit genitics, not diet.
March 1st, 201211:40 am
Art Linkletter made a career out of the “stuff that spews from young’uns.
March 1st, 201211:41 am
Blame nolie for my blog domination – he challenged me and I WAS VICTORIOUS!!!!
March 1st, 201211:42 am
This is what I’m worried about…
March 1st, 201211:44 am
I hope he goes to Lynchburg…would like to catch him at Mudcats games (they moved from Southern league to Carolina league for 2012).
March 1st, 201211:46 am
My cholestoral is terrible, but I can’t take any of the statin medications because I get “The one serious side effect” and can’t take Niacin because of the possibility of retinal bleeding, which I already have.
What? Me worry? Let them eat bacon.
March 1st, 201211:50 am
cab – Good morning. I hope Samantha comes back today. I love the strong “girl power” presence here…gives a little different perspective…always a good thing.
March 1st, 201211:52 am
Other than Pitchers(Delgado, Teheran, Minor, Viscaino) and Pastornicky are there any rookies/prospects expected to contribute early in the season or potentially have an impact this season?.
March 1st, 201211:54 am
Got our home opener tickets, and can’t stop smiling. Been in LA the last 8 years, and couldn’t be happier to be moving back home in time for the start of the season. Go Braves! Atlanta here we come!
March 1st, 201211:58 am
Lew, you don’t think Vizcaino will be in that mix?
March 1st, 201212:06 pm
HA! I leave for awhile and come back you guys are still talking about bacon. WHEE! WHEE!
March 1st, 201212:10 pm
Congrats Josh! Wish I was coming down there as well. I’ve been trying to move the family down there from Chicago for years now and we are as close to doing it as we’ve ever been but just too hard with kids ages 9 and 12, all our family is here(more so wife’s family as she is much closer to her family than I am to mine), jobs we’ve been at for a while, the hassle of moving to another state just to name a few. I, personally, have been ready for a long time now as we love the state of Georgia and our Braves, the wife and kids included. And we love Turner Field and we make that trip in the summer every year no matter what. Maybe someday I’ll get there for good.
March 1st, 201212:13 pm
March 1st, 201212:15 pm
Can he play OF? Seem to remember a certain former Brave (who should be a HOF’er) who was a C that converted to OF #justsayin
March 1st, 201212:17 pm
abeee, do you have a PC or Mac at home? If you’re PC let me know and I’ll hook you up with a new family-friendly game that my company is working on… should be releasing soon’ish.
I take Vizcaino for my high cholesterol!
Did I miss out on a political rant or two??
March 1st, 201212:18 pm
I felt sooo sorry forya that i let you win……
March 1st, 201212:22 pm
Bethancourt has a good Fall League, and we are trying to figure out where to move Mac to fit him in.
Now Gattis hits some bombs this spring, and we are talking about moving Mac again.
These things tend to have a way of working themselves out.
Enjoy the ride!
March 1st, 201212:24 pm
Murph, March 1st, 2012, 12:17 pm … “abeee, do you have a PC or Mac at home? If you’re PC let me know and I’ll hook you up with a new family-friendly game that my company is working on… should be releasing soon’ish.
PC – Windoze XP
PC – Ubuntu
I like computers, although my NEXT-Station is a thing of the distant past.
March 1st, 201212:25 pm
Until it’s PBP time, Nolie and Cabravesfan live in rarefied territory that I can barely imagine.
Thanks BravePack! I grew up in Atlanta and then moved out to LA in my mid 20s. I think 8 years out here is long enough. I’d always go see them play against the Dodgers, but that wasn’t nearly enough. Luckily my wife’s been able to transfer to the Atlanta office from out here, and having a job secured makes it MUCH easier. Chicago’s a great town, been there several times for work, but I know what you mean, nothin beats the “feel” of the South.
yeah its a good story but the odds are pretty long
March 1st, 201212:27 pm
Great job on a great story!
Who is our # one outfield prospect? Can you tell us a little about that player?
prolly cause we both work at home on our ‘puters and get bored easily
March 1st, 201212:29 pm
Reminds me of an old peanuts cartoon strip from years ago. Charlie Brown had a little baby brother (I think?) and one of the others asked Snoopy if he was going to see the baby? He says to himself, “I think I’ll wait till he opens his eyes.”
March 1st, 201212:30 pm
Blame VJ! I get bored when he leaves for work (usually around the time I’m done with mine) so I talk to you guys
sure you let me win
March 1st, 201212:33 pm
you can see by my piddlin’ amount that I didn’t even try….
March 1st, 201212:34 pm
Braves rotation for first five spring-training games: 1. Minor, 2. Delgado/Teheran, 3. Jurrjens, 4. Medlen, 5. Beachy. (Teheran piggybacks w/ Delgado)
Delgado will start and Teheran relieve the second time through, Fredi said. And Hanson will replace Medlen either second or third time through. Hanson could be ready second time through if he’s back tomorrow to face hitters in BP, a possibility.
March 1st, 201212:36 pm
Chipper Jones and Jason Aldean take a break during workout
March 1st, 201212:37 pm
Couple of shots of Heyward, who had a particularly impressive BP session today. Was crushing some balls over RF and CF walls.
Guest coaches David Justice and Fred McGriff
March 1st, 201212:38 pm
Ol’ Chipper squaring one up:
cabravesfan … boredom may give you the incentive to post, but it takes a little creativity and determination to rack up the high post counts.
I’ve tried to bump my stats on occasion, but I just don’t have the staying power you and nolie have.
March 1st, 201212:39 pm
McCann in the cage
What a great story . I hope this kid keeps up the good work and makes the club , I know he a catcher now maybe try him at first base ?
March 1st, 201212:40 pm
Who’s the broad-caster that occasionally calls Chipper “the old gray mare?”
Does he know that that’s not very complimentary?
Jason Aldean actually has a pretty good swing for a guy who hasn’t played baseball in 17 years (since high school):
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