12:38 pm March 16, 2012, by David O'Brien
March 17th, 201212:01 am
X-men playing against the whistle.
March 17th, 201212:02 am
Y’all are bringing back all kinds of munchie memories: cheetos dipped in peanut butter, cinnamon applesauce on cheese crackers, spicy vienna susage with pork ‘n beans and loaf bread, pork rinds, and topped off with oreos.
Hey uga, missed you lately.
March 17th, 201212:03 am
I think you made me ill just reading that! wow…
March 17th, 201212:05 am
Tom – I noticed your recent contretemps with him…
March 17th, 201212:06 am
what up ken?
everytime i hear the record bar i think of northlake mall.
next to record bar was Spencer’s.
And the famous Farrah Fawcett poster.
cab, I didn’t mean all that at one sitting, we had to do with whatever was in the house or at a store close by. Those were just a few easy to fix favorites.
March 17th, 201212:08 am
other then marilyn is there a more iconic poster?
March 17th, 201212:09 am
uga: yes, Spencer’s had a lot of neat stuff back then…black lights and strobes, bead curtains, great posters and gag gifts and lots of stuff that was later only found in head shops.
still…any one of those combinations is just…would take an iron stomach…or a LOT of pot
March 17th, 201212:11 am
I still have the first 3 or 4 Farrah posters, including the famous first one. Had it on my bedroom wall next to the first Lynyrd Skynyrd. I need to sell the Farrah’s on eBay (they bring a lot these days), but I just can’t bring myself to part with them.
March 17th, 201212:13 am
They call it a, contretemps, in Vegas?
I think, on here, they just called it a plain old verbal fight.
cab: never cared for the latter personally (except I loved the smell), but I did partake of other stuff with similar results.
USF congrats..I picked that one right!
March 17th, 201212:14 am
Kat – like anyone here cares about basketball…
March 17th, 201212:17 am
Still trying to figure out how cabravesfan got the blog talking about getting stoned.
And you’re about to beat me here…
And making Tomahawkin write a term paper.
March 17th, 201212:18 am
serious. that poster is worth money?
March 17th, 201212:19 am
first overtime game of tourney?
March 17th, 201212:21 am
lane violation. tough way to lose.
March 17th, 201212:26 am
bas, good stuff on the blackjack thing earlier.
changing your bet is very important. have always pressed the bet after a single loss.
March 17th, 201212:27 am
uga: $200 to $300 in Near Mint to Mint Condition. $750 to $1000 if autographed.
Raquel Welsh in cavewoman attire??
March 17th, 201212:28 am
From 15-1 the first night to 9-7 the 2nd night…
March 17th, 201212:30 am
Hahah VJ I’m sure you enjoyed my name pass yours in the blog bracket standings. I’ll take first place for the first round…
And Raquel never showed the goods, darn it. Of course my girlfriend, Jennifer Love Hewitt, hasn’t shown them either.
Off I go – actually have to be at work for 7 hours tomorrow before returning to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations…
March 17th, 201212:32 am
The comeback win is always more satsifying…
March 17th, 201212:38 am
Hahah VJ I’m sure you enjoyed my name passing yours in the blog bracket standings. I’ll take first place for the first round… — Kat
March 17th, 201212:40 am
Tom – I won last year’s blog bracket so I have to defend my title!
March 17th, 201212:42 am
I’m impressed, Kat. Do you have one at work (you know, for some cash)?
March 17th, 201212:43 am
totally disappointing too ken…..
March 17th, 201212:45 am
ken, no sh!t. wow $200.
spencer’s was famous for posters. farrah second to none. then the charlie’s angels poster.
March 17th, 201212:47 am
I’d take Raquel over any of then floozies
March 17th, 201212:48 am
Noleee, yes it is.
uga: mine is not mint, but it would probably bring $100, I just don’t want to sell it. I have an early breakfast tomorrow, I’ll see you good folks later.
nolie, raquel transcends generations. hubba bubba.
March 17th, 201212:49 am
one hot lady.
March 17th, 201212:58 am
I have the Marilyn Monroe, Janurary 1955 calendar hanging in my laundry room.
Tom – I’m in two pools for money. However I tweaked them by one or two games… so go figure my bracket for the blog is doing the better with 25 of 32 correct, than the ones I could win money in. It’s fun even when no money is involved.
March 17th, 20121:01 am
I hear you, Kat. Hey, there’s still plenty of games left. Good luck in your work-pools. If you win, let me know.
March 17th, 20121:16 am
DOB, I told you so, concerning Hayward’s weight that is. I mentioned a possible problem in spring 2010 considering how heavy he was at 19. Then again last year when he had bulked up. I think you mentioned Dave Parker as a past outfielder who carried weight, but he was around 220.
Anyway, here’s hoping he’s on track.
March 17th, 20121:22 am
got a hunch.
would love to play cards BAS. you hit every note right. not that I need to tell you that.
as far Venice Jim, i had him a card counter to.
at least the plus minus numbers. it no that really hard to do.
March 17th, 20121:27 am
other then i babble.
pretty sure BAS has skills. we know VJ is a mathman right?
scoots could be the frontman.
pretty sure the dude could wiggle us in.
March 17th, 20121:32 am
March 17th, 20121:39 am
“And making Tomahawkin write a term paper.”
lol, I made a Thesis and Supported my opinions abt the Conservative laws and how the Athletes and entertainers have it easy…Its all Good…she defended Schafer and I called her out and had a civil argument w/o cusswords or calling each other names, we respect each others opinions without name calling…
March 17th, 20121:55 am
bas, still betting on silver? that bet is over.
Hello everyone!Duke being knocked out early,say it ain’t so……..Had a bad feeling about Duke tonight.Learn not to pick Duke for the Championship next year. A bad jinks……..Braves winning today was a nice win,and good spring training win,and just a good feeling win,al-though it’s only spring training.
March 17th, 20121:56 am
the fed just said zero inflation.
Waffle House or Bust
March 17th, 20121:57 am
FRANCONA IN 2013
March 17th, 20122:33 am
Braves don’t need Francona,and some Beer,and chicken happening in the club-house.
March 17th, 20122:35 am
I only lost two tonight in my bracket,and it had to be Duke,and Michigan.Funny how that had to happen,but my bracket is still in good shape. North Carolina hasn’t gone down yet! Little humor….
March 17th, 20123:13 am
Read some post,and very funny. The FBI Is tracking down the stoners on the blog…….little humor……
March 17th, 20123:15 am
All be cool,and please…….Don’t bong,and write……little humor……Peace My friends! “Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!’
March 17th, 20124:27 am
Its all Good…she defended Schafer and I called her out and had a civil argument …Tomahawkin
she DID NOT defend Schafer, she pointed out mistakes in what you said occurred, HUGE difference though you do not seem able to grasp it
March 17th, 20125:00 am
Poor nolie…. he’s trying to push a cow up the hill backwards.
(I’ve an eBay auction coming up at 5:25 am, if you’re wondering what the hell I’m doing here at this time, not that it’s any of your business!)
March 17th, 20125:07 am
Has anyone considered trying to bring Gordon Beckham back to Atlanta. He was a star locally at Westminster and even more so at UGA where he was a Golden Spikes finalist like Tim Hudson. He was brought up to the majors for the White Sox only two months after graduating from college. Started at third and now plays second, but has a Furcal type arm at his natural position, shortstop. Best baseball player I have ever seen at a young age. He is a leader, stays out of trouble, hustles and is one helluva of an athlete. His team won the Connie Mack World Series when he was 18, which is the World Series for high school players on elite travel teams. He won the Golden Glove Award, The Silver Slugger Award and the Most Valuable Player Award. He was a number 7 pick out of UGA after All American and SEC awards. His offense suffered last year, but so did some other guys. I do not know what the price is but it will probably a little high, but he is worth giving up a Delgado straight up. He has already had 2 and a half years of major experience and the only reason he is not playing shortstop is that Ramirez is an All Star. He is a gamer. Since we have depth, give them the two younger shortstops for Beckham and the let the competition begin for the starter.
March 17th, 20125:17 am
Do you, seriously, expect the Braves to give up, Delgado, for someone that’s career has been going, steadily, downhill in his 3 years of MLB?
March 17th, 20127:02 am
The Shafer answer to the Astro’s brass..
“D@mn. I hope the fans don’t go apesh*t! I can’t believe I got caught. My bad. I shoulda known them local yokel cops would pull me over. I’ll be a model citizen, if I ever drive thru that hick town, again. I’m gone start growin’ my on, too. lol! It’s all good.”
What the Astros PR Wrote…
I’m sorry to the fans. I got caught up in a bad situation. Hopefully I’ve learned from my mistake and moved on and become a better person for it. Hopefully we don’t have any more instances like that.
“Hopefully everything’s good from here and I can be a good role model and grow from this and learn from this
March 17th, 20128:23 am
Y’all do realize that anyone caught with pot anymore is a damned fool? It’s usually from driving around with the tunes blasting and smoke rolling out of your windows. Idiocy.
Coach (2012 Fredi's beisbol fandango)
March 17th, 20128:31 am
Jordan Schafer played real good against us yesterday with two hits hits, two runs scored and two stolen bases back to back.
And the thing is….when Bourn is an ex-Braves, Schafer might be an everyday starter in CF for the Astros.
March 17th, 20128:53 am
About range (Durango), I couldn’t help but notice the contrasting styles of offense from Bourn and Durango. Bourn can hit for average and also bang the occasional extra base hit. Durango has seven hits so far (.538 AVG) and I can guarantee none have left the infield. Keeping big league pitchers honest is an absolute necessity, Bourn does this well. Durango, not at all.
I love Durango’s game to a certain extent, but there is a reason the Padres and Astros let him walk. The speedster might be a fourth outfielder but he’s not an everyday player. Personally I still believe he’s quad A material at this point as the little guy can’t hit the ball out of the infield, which is an absolute necessity against big league pitching.
March 17th, 20129:25 am
Prado and Uggla have been hitting since t began. McCann is hitting. Bourn and Heyward have started to hit. Now if we can just get Freeman and Chipper going…….
March 17th, 20129:31 am
Got one and one-half hour’s sleep between two and one-half hours of BRAVES baseball so no comments about the game from my end. Went on line at quarter to 1:00 a.m. to see wh owon and sweet relief, the BRAVES won out 9-5.
The convo here yesterday about teams that start 1-10-1 was not heartning I’ll say that. Based on that rather detailed history, our chances of winning the world series this season appear to be between slim and none, and slim is packing to leave town.
But I’m a believer in all things BRAVES. Since I have no money invested in them, I won’t sell out and start over next week like my usual stock manipulations. I’m alomg for the ride. GO BRAVES
Enjoyed DAVE’s article on MEDS BTW. I love his ‘tude. It’s the kind that breeds success for him and whatever team he’s with.
Both my older grandson’s played together for the first time yesterday. If I might brag a moment, they batted one-two in the line-up. The INDIANS crushed the CHANCELLOR team in six 10-0. Both grandson’s had key hits. The eldest plays CF, the freshman catches. No PB’s, and two caught stealing in his first game on the varsity. My proudest moment came with the elder on second, and the younger drove him in with a sharp single. The oldest began clapping for his brother after he crossed the plate. Makes an old man proud.
March 17th, 20129:33 am
richbrave – Shoot me an email – got a question. Lewhartman@comcast.net
March 17th, 20129:56 am
Aren’t Braves 3-11-1 now?
It’s hard to put any credence on the first seven games of ST. Starter goes 2, position players get 2 AB, everything else is the minor leaguers. It takes about 3 of those games for the regulars to amass one regular season game’s worth of stats.
So, in the 1-6 record is about two games worth of poor performance.
Now that the Braves regulars are playing more like a full game, we’re seeing a more true indication of what the team will do. It still doesn’t mean much, but it’s a little more meaningful than the early games.
March 17th, 201210:02 am
I’ll stick with what I’ve said all winter long: the Braves will be competitive this season if key players avoid the injury bug and there aren’t prolonged hitting slumps among the regulars. There’s too much talent among the pitchers for that part of the game to go south, I believe.
March 17th, 201210:07 am
Received my game tickets…[five game pk.] yesterday and am looking forward to opening day in Atl.–why all the worry over the ‘Grapefruit’ record? I suppose fans want the team to do well each and every time out. I feel the spring record is unimportant…Bravos will be fine.
March 17th, 201210:10 am
Freeman said he almost there and I could tell from last night’s game he is close to getting his timing back. He’s a little behind due to the knee injury but he’s close. I think as he gets more AB’s on a regular basis his timing returns and starts driving the ball. One thing I did notice seeing him on TV yesterday is he is noticably bigger as far as mass. We’ll see if that is a good thing or bad as it varies from player to player but I think it will be good as I thought he was a little thin for someone his height. He’s a pretty big kid now and that could translate into a big time power hitter.
Like I said yesterday I think we see a lot of wins moving forward with the regulars playing a majority of time from here on out. All the chicken little’s will be able to get off the ledge.
March 17th, 201210:16 am
Heyward looks like he has the waist size of my dad which is like 30″. He looks much more like a basketball player than football. But he can keep playing baseball for us if he hits like he did yesterday.
March 17th, 201210:18 am
Bravepack – I’m not overly concerned about Freeman coming around – he showed last year with his ability to go the other way, that he can adjust when he needs to, unlike Heyward.
I think we’ll be just fine once the pitching levels out and everyone is ready to go.
Short of the Braves posting some fabulous record in the spring, we read about how the Braves stink, how Wren should fire Fredi (or Bobby), etc., every year.
Nothing matters until opening day and then moving forward. Even the opening month or two isn’t necessarily indicative of where a team will finish.
March 17th, 201210:19 am
Freeman needs to lose some fat soon. He might’ve put on muscle too, but he definitely looks like he put some pure blubber on with the muscle.
March 17th, 201210:20 am
Encouraging signs for the Braves …
Prado appears to be back, making good contact and hitting the ball with authority. (Thanks for not trading ‘Teen ‘Teen, Mr. Wren.)
Heyward is showing his “good swing” more often. 2012 is likely to be a long, tough year for him, abandoning bad habits and returning to good habits. But, the hope is there.
Hanson’s refurbished delivery looks pretty good. There was no sign of discomfort. Still didn’t look like his legs were that big a part of his delivery, but the velocity is coming back.
Haven’t seen Jurrjens yet, but pain-free should mean good things. Velocity is starting to come back as well.
A healthy Huddy, even if he doesn’t start til May, can only be a good thing.
Short stop is still concerning, especially with Wilson out til early in the season. I think the Rev is going to get the starting position. Simmons might get accelerated in his development. But, I think the Rev has until Wilson gets back to show that he deserves the job.
If the April schedule is a “cake walk,” the Braves can afford “pitcher offense” out of SS for that month. Maybe the Braves pick up something at the trade deadline if they’re still in contention and the eight-hole is a black-hole.
March 17th, 201210:23 am
Not worried about Freeman at all. He’s making the plays at first and has hit some balls hard. He’s a week behind. With the extra weight, he might not beat out as many in-field hits as he did in his rookie campaign.
March 17th, 201210:24 am
Ask the Cardinals. It’s not where a team starts but where it finishes.
abeeewright – Did he even beat out any infield hits last year?
March 17th, 201210:27 am
Tomahawkin, March 17th, 2012, 1:39 am … “lol, I made a Thesis and Supported my opinions abt the Conservative laws and how the Athletes and entertainers have it easy … “
That might have been a fine paper, too. But the assigned topic was “Examination of Pot Laws in Red States versus Blue States: Can you really get a year for holding someone else’s doobie in Ok-lahoma?” <g>
March 17th, 201210:28 am
Lew, March 17th, 2012, 10:24 am … “Did he [Freeman] even beat out any infield hits last year?”
Exactly my point!
March 17th, 201210:29 am
abeeewright – Don’t know about Oklahoma. Vermont is a medical pot state and they continually talk about reducing penalties for under an ounc to traffic ticket status – which basicall means you would have to walk up to a cop on the street and offer him a hit from a burning doobie.
March 17th, 201210:31 am
OK. ST records are not reliable predictors of regular season records But . . . baseball is baseball.
Run, hit, throw, catch. If you can’t do these things well, you shouldn’t be playing for money! It’s not rocket science.
You don’t run – you sit.
You don’t hit – you sit.
You don’t throw – you sit.
You don’t catch – you sit.
Oops! We’ve got only three starters.
Better let some of the players who can’t run, hit throw or catch play.
March 17th, 201210:34 am
Puma – o sit down. Maybe they’ll choose you if the players don’t show up.
March 17th, 201210:38 am
I like Sutton, he looks pretty solid all around. He and that Parraz can put up some decent at bats and can both field the ball, exception of yesterday’s Parraz CF play I read about. Had to leave the tv for the day and didn’t get to see his blunder.
March 17th, 201210:44 am
Braves split-squad (vs TOR) lineup here at Dark Star: Bourn CF, Pastornicky SS, McCann DH, Uggla 2B, Jones 3B, Hinske 1B, Parraz RF, Bethncourt C, Constanza LF (Beachy toeing the slab)
Braves regulars who made trip to Port St. Lousy for split-squad vs Mets: Heyward, Prado, Freeman, plus Simmons, Diaz, Terdo, Durango, Sutton
(Meden on the bump there, with Gilmartin to follow)
March 17th, 201210:46 am
How can you tell he’s added fat? I remember when I was that age I didn’t have much fat and couldn’t even add it if I wanted to and it would just burn it all off by being so active. I can imagine an athlete whose works out everyday putting on added fat. He worked with a personal trainer as well so I highly doubt the weight he added is fat and more than likely was added muscle.
March 17th, 201210:49 am
More muscle I’m pretty certain, BravePack. He does look a little more pudgy though. He looks good, not saying he doesn’t, but you have think about some letter high heat he might not be ale to get around as good with added weight. I’m sure he’ll lose some as the heat and humidity of Atlanta take it’s toll.
March 17th, 201210:50 am
Braves split-squad lineup vs.#Mets: Simmons SS, Prado 3B, Heyward RF, Freeman 1B, Diaz LF, Ross C, Sutton 2B, Durango CF, Medlen RHP
(Originally they had Terdo in lineup at 3B and Diaz DHing with Prado in LF, don’t know if Mets or Braves decided not to use DH. Anyway….)
March 17th, 201210:52 am
Yeah I sound like a smart ass dissing on FF. Love the guy and what he does for us. In a way I always feel for such young players who are already feeling so much weight on their shoulders when all they’re trying to do is learn. He’ll be fine though.
March 17th, 201210:58 am
The split squad seems to be split on seniority. The young ‘uns are on their way to Port St. Lousy.
March 17th, 201211:05 am
You still out there?
March 17th, 201211:07 am
March 17th, 201211:09 am
My e-mail is compromised, identity theft I guess.
Snail mail I guess unless I can get one of my kids over here to re-set the e-mail.
I agree with you CTB. I was watching the game on TV last night and when I saw FF come to bat I thought to myself he obviously is bigger, I just hope it’s muscle and not a little bit of fat which could hurt his swing a little. It’s hard to tell but I would guess it’s added muscle mostly but if it is a little fat he’ll lose it pretty quick once he gets in that heat like you said. Yeah a lot of pressure is on the 2 kids for the Braves to succeed this year and I think they know it. I like what I have seen from them and am really happy they are in the Braves organization as they seem like good kids. I think we see a pretty good year from Heyward and more power from Freeman all the while keeping his average up. I think Uggla has a really, really good year as well. Prado seems back and we all know what McCann can do. This line-up will score some runs this year especially if they remain patient at the dish which seems to be the focus of the team so far.
March 17th, 201211:10 am
The split squad seems to be split on seniority. The young ‘uns are on their way to Port St. Lousy.
Yep, pretty much. And that’s a nice bone to throw the oldsters. But Fredi G is actually on that trip.
March 17th, 201211:29 am
March 17th, 2012
That might have been a fine paper, too. But the assigned topic was “Examination of Pot Laws in Red States versus Blue States: Can you really get a year for holding someone else’s doobie in Ok-lahoma?”
Yupp,you can get up to a year regardless of amount or intended use.
March 17th, 201211:34 am
richbrave – Got it. Just get in touch when you can.
March 17th, 201211:41 am
It’s kind of unfair to question the Braves’ exhibition record.
How can anyone expect a team with no heart, that can’t even pretend to be interested enough in winning to get into the playoffs last year, to actually care enough about winning to do it in an exhibition game?
March 17th, 201211:42 am
Sorry DOB…But is Port St. Lucie
March 17th, 201211:43 am
Just so I’ll know, are we still apologizing for Chipper’s awkward lingering and pretending he’s not terribly out of shape?
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