7:32 pm February 29, 2012, by David O'Brien
March 2nd, 20121:34 am
this is likely the last year a get to really do the full season thing for a while – next season little tiger will start school in the fall which will cut out much of august/september and the season after that I will lose the start of the season as well
March 2nd, 20121:35 am
i go to at least 20 games a season.
im in 139 and I am there pretty regularly
March 2nd, 20121:36 am
you are in section 145 right?
I think we made between 50-60 last year but like I said I know that is coming to a halt very soon so I’m trying to enjoy it while it lasts
not sure little tiger will sit still for that many games this year
March 2nd, 20121:37 am
so you are on the right side of bullpen?
March 2nd, 20121:38 am
March 2nd, 20121:40 am
i will look you up this season one time.
yeah if you are looking from home plate I’m to the right of the pen – next to the stairs they walk down to get to the field (soph actually linked a nice photo of my back and little tiger towards the end of last season)
March 2nd, 20121:42 am
good stuff. till the next time.
I will look forward to it
March 2nd, 20121:45 am
when its sleepy time down south….
March 2nd, 20122:04 am
35 hours till first game
March 2nd, 20122:10 am
Hello everyone! What’s the story on journey man Josh Wilson,and does he have have the talent to make the team too,or just to triple AAA?
March 2nd, 20122:16 am
Glad the Braves didn’t sign Grady S. from the Indians. Just goes to show you that Free Agnecy isn’t always the best thing. Most players asking for higher price are health hazzards,and too high price. You most always take a gamble,some times it works out,and other times you can get burned.
March 2nd, 20123:14 am
Pirates can’t catch a break! A.J. Burnett under goes eye surgery for bunting a ball off his eye.
March 2nd, 20123:27 am
J.J. most likely will get Opening Day start,and I like that plan.
March 2nd, 20123:45 am
I’m going to keep an eye on some of the Free Agents who signed for big bucks,and see how well they played this year. It will be interesting to see how Albert, Fielder,and Beltran does? If they all live up to the money they are getting paid.All have a good one Talk later in the day,and be cool……. I’m also going to work on staying calm all year too.Peace My friends……….”Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!”
March 2nd, 20126:31 am
Glad the Braves didn’t sign Grady S. from the Indians. — Ward
Fortunately the Braves never considered it. Frankly, I couldn’t understand why some here believed it worth taking a “flier” on a guy who hasn’t stayed healthy in years. Not a half-season or one season, but for years.
March 2nd, 20126:33 am
Mornin’ everybody. Tomorrow, we have ‘ball.
March 2nd, 20126:58 am
Sunny and 89 degrees here today, 90 tomorrow. Yes, 90.
March 2nd, 20126:59 am
Oh, and 50 yrs ago today, the great Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game. Rock chalk.
March 2nd, 20127:09 am
Well I can understand why. His last healthy season – 2008 – he hit 33 HR and 39 doubles. It’s the ideal hope that he’s finally healthy and will consequently produce again.
March 2nd, 20127:59 am
Morning DOB, Im ready for the games to begin. Hopefully, we won’t experience any serious injuries this year.
March 2nd, 20128:31 am
Rising Sun, Rising Sun,
shining down on me.
I’m my daddy’s Rising Son;
The world in front of me.
March 2nd, 20128:41 am
DOB, I agree. Sizemore made no sense. Beltran IMO would not have been a good signing especially for the monies he signed. Beltran has had 1 fairly healthy year in the last 4? Today and tomorrow are the start of ST games. Its all good.
March 2nd, 20128:48 am
Well I can understand why. His last healthy season – 2008 – he hit 33 HR and 39 doubles. It’s the ideal hope that he’s finally healthy and will consequently produce again. — jeffrey d
Yes, and Sizemore has averaged 70 games in three seasons since then, including barely 50 games per over the past two years. By comparison, Chipper is Cal Ripken Jr.
Fredi's Fu Manchu
March 2nd, 20129:23 am
Dear Cal – On behalf of baseball fans everywhere, sorry. It’s still early for our beatman.
March 2nd, 20129:24 am
Beltran was almost that bad for a few years and bounced back for a 900 season last year. Grady was too much a risk IMO too, but hope springs eternal in the breast’s of some desperate GMs
March 2nd, 20129:40 am
Sizemore just goes to show you how hard it is to predict the future. About 5 years ago, people were talking about guys like Sizemore, Hafner and Morneau being the stalwart superstars of the American League for the next decade.
March 2nd, 20129:44 am
DOB, who might be pitching for the first televised game next Friday if guys stay on their current schedule?
Too bad Sunday’s game isn’t on TV. Would love to see 4 innings of Delgado/Teheran.
March 2nd, 20129:49 am
Braves aren’t working on McCann extension right now, say still plenty of time (club option for 2013). Wren said yesterday he’s not talking with media about any contracts.
Tomahawkin (The Godfather)
March 2nd, 20129:51 am
I will be Listening to Boog Powell and Don Sutton on the JT/R-Dell Performances
March 2nd, 20129:53 am
That means This Will be The Bourne Identity’s Last season here, Bank on It
I hope the Braves Go after Pestorino after the season is over but that is a long ways away. Who knows who we are gonna get in return once we trade Double J, or Big Red or both…
March 2nd, 20129:55 am
I’m Standing Up…
I was one of the Cats on here who was willing to take a flyer on Sizemore, but only on a 1 year 3-4 mill incentive laden deal based on games played and performance
March 2nd, 20129:59 am
I don’t think Wren needs to be in a rush to re-up McCann, not with the club option possibility in 2013. I suppose that option can be exercised after the 2012 season, if management so desires?
March 2nd, 201210:00 am
“Sizemore just goes to show you how hard it is to predict the future.”
Co-Sign, Just like 95 percent of the Blog had Heyward hitting 30 bombs and stealing 15+ bases la year ago…
March 2nd, 201210:13 am
I hope the Braves Go after Pestorino after the season
March 2nd, 201210:15 am
Shane Victorino is Known As Pestorino…
If we don’t get McCutchen…Then I want Pestorino…He is the perfect #2 hitter, and his defense is on point…Dude is one of the most underrated OF’s in the game
March 2nd, 201210:17 am
Juan – McFann’s name for Victorino – not a particular favorite among Braves’ fans.
McCutchen will be one pricey signing, if his 2012 numbers are strong. Though the Braves will have greater budget latitude following the season, I wonder if they’d commit big bucks long-term to McCutchen?
March 2nd, 201210:18 am
Maybe only to you…
tomahawkin Dude is one of the most underrated OF’s in the game
what makes you say that?
March 2nd, 201210:19 am
McFann calls Victorino, The Reaper…
March 2nd, 201210:20 am
oh…i got it….”The Braves Pest”….sorry guys
March 2nd, 201210:21 am
victorino wants a 5 year deal. he shouldnt get one from the braves. i do think he is a pretty good player, but look for his offensive to begin to slide just a little bit, starting this season. he played a little over his head last year, anyways. i wouldn’t mind the braves offering him a 3 year contract, but not the 5 he is looking for.
March 2nd, 201210:23 am
yadier molina’s contract is an overpay, and everyone knows it. i wonder if if mccann would take the same deal after his current contract is up?
March 2nd, 201210:24 am
I thought that was his name for vegetables
March 2nd, 201210:26 am
Victorino is entering his 31 year old season and some want to give him five years yet balk at extending McCann or Bourn that long? Really? Why?
March 2nd, 201210:27 am
Better hope Pastornicky starts to develop some lead-off qualities, otherwise… well, back to where we were pre-Bourn.
Ease – I’d be surprised if McFann hasn’t come up with even more colorful names for her boy’s nemesis.
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
March 2nd, 201210:28 am
Yeah, The Reaper is my “pet” name for Victorino…but sometimes I call him an imp…
Yeah, not all that colorful…
McCann’s a catcher
March 2nd, 201210:29 am
Oh it was McFann, not McCann…whoops
March 2nd, 201210:30 am
Chipper is Cal Ripken….BAZINGA!
March 2nd, 201210:32 am
Sorry I missed your post last night! Hmm…that certainly was an…interesting drawing…looks like some sort of…I don’t know what…
looks to me like the Braves are thinking of cheapin’ up on Mac. He might be lst yet
March 2nd, 201210:33 am
Mr. Funny Man…
March 2nd, 201210:35 am
McFann – Colorful for you – it’s all relative. I never expect profanity from you. However, I’ll make up for it for you.
March 2nd, 201210:36 am
of course breast, that’s where your heart is and hope springs from the heart Jeffrey. don’t you know anything?????
March 2nd, 201210:38 am
McFann used to spout some profanity when she first arrived IIRC. she was a lil’ meanie for awhile
My heart’s in my chest
March 2nd, 201210:41 am
jeffrey d – Are you sure that’s where it is? Have you seen it?
March 2nd, 201210:42 am
Oh, I was a mean, nasty creature, but I didn’t cuss. Although that would have been an improvement…
I have no problems with Prado hitting leadoff again, if Bourn leaves and Prado is still with the club.
March 2nd, 201210:43 am
Better hope Pastornicky starts to develop some lead-off qualities, otherwise… well, back to where we were pre-Bourn. Murph
That would make you a twinkle in your daddys eye.
Sounds like a improvement.
McFann – That’s all right. Enough of us are parents who’ve dealt with teenagers before and know what to expect. You weren’t that bad.
March 2nd, 201210:44 am
There ya go JD write a song about feelin it (heart beating in chest)and knowing it
March 2nd, 201210:45 am
March 2nd, 201210:47 am
But seriously, yeah…my heart is in my chest
McFann was mean? I don’t believe it.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Chipper’s taste in music sucks. I’m a hunter so I appreciate the Buck Commander Series and the way it ties my three favorite pastimes together: hunting, baseball and music. I just have a hard time getting into a dude wearing big black earrings and distressed skinny jeans rapping about mud tires and dirt roads (while standing on the yellow line of the flippin’ black top! <–see the video) and repeatedly reminding everybody of how country he is. Such is the duality of the Southern Thing.
March 2nd, 201210:48 am
Thats a funny picture If I had a chest like that I would sell it on ebay
March 2nd, 201210:49 am
hillbilly, i dont get aldean either, for the most part. amarillo sky is a pretty good song, otherwise i just dont get it.
March 2nd, 201210:50 am
March 2nd, 201210:51 am
Aw, you’re nice! Thanks…
Ha, thanks. But i’s true…I was a jerk back then…
March 2nd, 201210:52 am
Under the breast bone.
March 2nd, 201210:53 am
Has anyone read “Lila”a book by Robert M. Pirsig
March 2nd, 201210:55 am
Ken Rosenthal this morning:
Well, I can name at least two teams that are ticked off by catcher Yadier Molina’s five-year, $75 million extension with the St. Louis Cardinals:
• The Arizona Diamondbacks, who broke off talks on an extension with catcher Miguel Montero and might lose him to free agency.
• The Atlanta Braves, who control catcher Brian McCann for two more seasons, but might need to pay him more than they ever imagined long-term.
March 2nd, 201210:57 am
Molina’s career-high .814 OPS last season is well below McCann’s .844 career average. If McCann stays healthy, he easily might command $100 million, if not from the Braves, then some other club.
March 2nd, 201210:58 am
I Highly Recommend that book its real page turner Sometimes you turn the pages backwards to reread and reflect
March 2nd, 201210:59 am
Sizemore would have been a decent guy to take a flier on…had he taken well under what Cleveland gave him, perhaps somewhere south $1M for one year. But he commanded more, so it’s neither here nor there at this point.
March 2nd, 201211:00 am
DAP, The thing that irks me the most is the “I’m so country” proclamation that these guys make. If you’re going to sing pop trash, that’s fine and dandy. Just don’t try to talk everybody into believing you’re a country hick because you mentioned Johnny Cash, tractors, and bonfires in your song. It’s entirely too forced.
I can’t stand her music, but the reason I don’t despise Taylor Swift is because she sings about teenage girl stuff and well, that’s what she is. It’s a natural fit for her.
March 2nd, 201211:01 am
Neither here nor there must b on the DL or IR
March 2nd, 201211:06 am
In the book Pirsig talks about cowboys or western pioneers coopting simple mannerisms from tribal plainsman (original buffaloe hunters)
March 2nd, 201211:08 am
If McCann stays healthy, he easily might command $100 million, if not from the Braves, then some other club.
There are so many variables that could come into play in the next two years, it’s nearly impossible to figure out a reasonable number. If the Braves can find a suitable offensive replacement for a retired Chipper, if Uggla doesn’t fall off a cliff, if Heyward and Freeman progress, then maybe, maybe, mind you, the offensive loss between McCann and a developed Bethancourt can be covered over. If there isn’t enough offensive depth, then overpaying McCann makes more sense.
Too many things yet to play out that can impact such a decision.
Hillbilly they can’t all be “Fox on the run” can they?
Are you Samantha’s ex-boyfriend by chance? If so, I hope you realize that what you did to the poor girl is making her fat. Hope you’re happy with yourself.
March 2nd, 201211:10 am
2010: 5th in the league in runs scored
The pre-Bourn days wasn’t all that bad.
I love that the Braves acquired Michael Bourn. But let’s not overrate him as some offensive catalyst. His OPS+ the previous three years (his ages 26-28 seasons) is 97. That’s very good for an elite or near-elite defensive centerfielder. And I would certainly rather have Bourn in center and at the top of the order than many of the other options we’ve seen. But he’s not really an offensive difference-maker.
March 2nd, 201211:15 am
Fox On The Run? The Sweet – gone, but apparently not forgotten.
March 2nd, 201211:16 am
Good job Murph you made a 19 year old Montana girl head for the hills never to return…I hope your happy with yourself. You’re a bully.
March 2nd, 201211:20 am
shaun 2010: 5th in the league in runs scored
thank you. the idea that we havent had a decent leadoff hitter since furcal bugs me. we have had a couple of pretty good ones…arguably better than furcal was, and we have scored runs just fine up until 2010.
March 2nd, 201211:21 am
BP, I will have to live with myself and our beloved Samantha can rest assured that what goes around, comes around, and someday when I’m sad and go to an obscure sports forum for consolation, I too will get bullied off the site and straight into a tub of mint chocolate chip ice cream, also making myself fat as I try to eat my way to happiness.
Thats funny Lew I had “Desolation Boulevard “on vinyl but I was talking about blue grass music
March 2nd, 201211:23 am
Shaun the Jason Aldean of baseball statistics enters the Fray
Who, beyond Martin Prado (whose future with the club is in doubt) could hit leadoff after Bourn departs?
Again, I hope Pastornicky develops some leadoff qualities, and does so quickly.
shaun And I would certainly rather have Bourn in center and at the top of the order than many of the other options we’ve seen. But he’s not really an offensive difference-maker.
actually, with a .350 OBP he might be. as much trouble as we have had getting on base, that will be huge, and citing his OPS+ doesnt show what kind of leadoff hitter he is.
March 2nd, 201211:28 am
murph Who, beyond Martin Prado (whose future with the club is in doubt) could hit leadoff after Bourn departs?
maybe rev, or whoever replaces bourn. so there’s 3 potential options. we’ll think of something.
March 2nd, 201211:31 am
We could get McLouth back to hit leadoff………..
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