Rain-shortened loss for Braves vs. Verlander’s Tigers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — The Braves got four hits in six innings against Detroit ace Justin Verlander during a 2-1 loss Saturday that was rained out in the top of the seventh.

Craig Kimbrel threw two pitches to the first Detroit batter of the seventh inning when a deluge stopped the game.

The Braves got a run in the fourth when Freddie Freeman hit a two-out single and scored on Dan Uggla’s double. Uggla was out trying to stretch the hit to a triple.

Verlander had no walks and five strikeouts. He struck out Eric Hinske on a slider to end the second inning after Hinske fouled off four consecutive 96-97 mph fastballs.

“I tell you what,”  Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said, “today’s game is 2-1 and we lose, but I saw some great at-bats. Jack Wilson had a 10- or 12-pitch at-bats. Hinske had some great at-bats against the best right-hander in the American League and maybe in baseball.

“Freeman hit that ball in the gap that kept hanging, and nice to see Danny drive in that run. Overall I’m pleased with way we swung the bat.”

Etc.

Gonzalez said he’ll use all of his top three relievers — closer Kimbrel, setup men Jonny Venters and Eric O’Flaherty — in Tuesday’s exhibition game against Braves prospects at Triple-A Gwinnett’s Coolray Field. Mike Minor will start that game for the Braves, who are off Wednesday before the season opener Thursday at New York….

Reliever Anthony Varvaro (pectoral strain) hasn’t pitched in eight days and might not be ready to pitch when the season begins. He’s expected to start the season at Gwinnett….

Julio Teheran will start Sunday against Phillies lefty Cliff Lee in a game that will be televised by CSS.

372 comments Add your comment

eskippy

March 31st, 2012
5:25 pm

BosnianBaller

March 31st, 2012
6:03 pm

Why not rest the big three of the bullpen on tuesday to give them at least 2-3 days rest before the season.Just in case the 1st 3 or 4 games of the regular season are 1 run games

cowdogit

March 31st, 2012
6:11 pm

In the last six years the braves pitchers have set a record for arm problems. Only two coachs could cause these breakdowns. The bullpin coach has to prepare the pitcher to come into the game. If he enters games unprepared, it’s only a matter of time before he breaks down. Pitchers are very lazy, the braves need a tough workout drill and a pitching coach thats tough enough to enforce these drills. Leo Mazzone was one tough coach, thats the reason the pitchers hated his guts. LEO MAZZONE, FOURTEEN DIVISION TITLES,

Bill M.

March 31st, 2012
6:54 pm

Pitching will carry the Braves as far as they can go but it’s the same thing every game. No hitting. Of course they can’t hit every pitcher. It’s been a problem for 2 or 3 years. I just don’t know about this year, maybe they will get lucky. Hopefully 2013 will see alot of changes. GO BRAVES!!!!

Ralph

March 31st, 2012
7:15 pm

Thank god for the Astros!

bustersonly

March 31st, 2012
7:17 pm

Right on Ralph, if we could play the Astros every day, we could probably win the second wild card.

panamajack

March 31st, 2012
7:19 pm

Thats true Panama especially since we stole Livan from them.

Brandon

March 31st, 2012
7:51 pm

i have no complaints from today. atlanta put up some good ab’s against the cy young mvp. esp. hinske and wilson. Heyward’s been on the come up. Freeman is hot, prado has been hot, uggla is hot. bourn and mccann are hitting good. pastornicky is hitting good. hanson pitched great! i don’t understand the complaints. I’m looking forward to seeing the whole lineup top to bottom

phil

March 31st, 2012
8:42 pm

I have a complaint.

FG is always content with good ABs. Doesn’t matter that we don’t actually get hits.

I hate his way of thinking.

Bill

March 31st, 2012
8:52 pm

I know all the “if’s” on the team but I’m looking FORWARD to opening day….Go Braves!

big al

March 31st, 2012
8:53 pm

Wow. It’s sad that you go to an Dawgs blog and there are 500 posts and this few for Dave O’Brien, one of the finest bloggers ever. I have a good feeling about the Braves this year, but I’m a complete homer

Brandon

March 31st, 2012
8:53 pm

c’mon now…detroit only had 5 hits, and its not as if the braves were going against linebrink or some bum, they were battling justin verlander. 4 hits in 6 innings is a reasonable amount of hits, and who knows what would have happened if they had played the other 3 innings. On top of that, mccann and prado weren’t even in the lineup

cmc

March 31st, 2012
10:16 pm

Cowdogit, do you actually know anything about baseball? Obviously not based on your post. Learn a little bit about the game before your next post and buy a dictionary while you’re at it.

Michael G.

March 31st, 2012
11:04 pm

Why are we calling that Jack Wilson at bat a “good at-bat?” He struck out on a 2-2 change-up no where near the strike zone. He didn’t advance a runner into scoring position. He didn’t cause the starting pitcher to leave the game for number of pitches thrown. Nothing good was accomplished with that at-bat. Stop pretending it was something it’s not.

Ken Stallings

March 31st, 2012
11:43 pm

Detroit just dominated us in spring training. With their addition of Prince Fielder, one wonders if the Tigers are not the best team in the AL.

B-F_52

April 1st, 2012
12:00 am

Those guys are loaded

B-F_52

April 1st, 2012
12:01 am

But I like our team alot

BooBoo

April 1st, 2012
12:08 am

I have adjusted my expectations: 34 – 128. But, then they will not be able to sign the top draft pick because he will want more than $370k/yr.

Who Me?

April 1st, 2012
12:19 am

Still not sold on Pastornicky. Kid doesn’t impress me. Defense wins games and Simmons is the better glove/arm combo. Period.

ray k

April 1st, 2012
12:56 am

Michael G. is exactly right.
Enough with the excuses and justifications. We can see that the emperor has no clothes, Fredi.
We don’t care if some guys had some quality at bats and that the score might have been different if a few more balls would have dropped for us.
Fredi talks about his team with the patronizing tone of a doting second grade teacher at a parent teacher conference talking about guiding his kids through their times tables–and somehow in this equation, we’re the kids’ parents!
We’re not fooled. A loss is a loss. A strikeout is a strikeout. Move on.

Gray Mule

April 1st, 2012
6:37 am

Spring training. It’s just that. A time for training / practice and watching those
guys to see where to send them for regular season – which farm team gets ‘em.

Pitching staff works on their stuff. Probably not going to throw that sequence
of pitches in the regular season. Getting the old body back in playing shape.

Hand / eye coordination rusty after a winter’s rest. Gotta get that timing back,
both in the field and at bat. All this takes a while.

All this easy living of spring training is rapidly coming to a close. Now is the time
when we start to become serious. Come Thursday, they count. Before then, nothing
truly mattered. Win or lose. So what.

Give the Braves a couple of weeks of real, meaningful games. Then we can begin
to analize what’s going on and why. Season is a marathon, not a sprint. Last season
we failed to finish. We died before the end of the race. Can’t let that happen again.

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Nutjob

April 1st, 2012
6:53 am

Hinske struck out on a change up not a slider

Nutjob

April 1st, 2012
6:55 am

I’m pretty sure Hinske struck out on a change up not a slider

Just sayin

Brandon

April 1st, 2012
8:58 am

@Michael G…the pitch that jack wilson struck out on was still over the plate, verlander just missed his target. the pitch died at the plate, but thats what a circle change does. it was considered a good at bat because it took 13 pitches to retire wilson.he made verlander work for that out. a hit does not equal a good at bat and vice versa. for example, freeman came up right after, got fooled on a pitch and hit a weak grounder for a hit. the other day ibanez hit a ball over the wall and was robbed by heyward. does that mean he had a bad ab?

reckingball

April 1st, 2012
9:30 am

There is always someone, to complain about something.

panamajack

April 1st, 2012
9:31 am

Thank god for all the “good at bats”, thank Fruti for all the losses.

reckingball

April 1st, 2012
9:39 am

@6:11pm…..If Leo is such a great pitching coach, then I wonder why he was fired at Baltimore(post-Braves), after a season and a half of a three year contract, and has not been hired by any other organization in the last several years, since then.
Has he refused any job offers, from any other teams?

henry tn

April 1st, 2012
10:21 am

leo had good pitchers is why he looked good, and good pitching is why bobby cox is going to the HOF not because he deserves to go….

Skeezix

April 1st, 2012
10:48 am

I thought Tommy “Gun” Hanson looked solid.

Bro

April 1st, 2012
11:38 am

Braves make hugh splash on open market–sign worn out pitcher from the slow-pitch leaguel. A brillant way to spend all that money.

reckingball

April 1st, 2012
11:48 am

If the Braves could resurrect Eric Greg(and pay him whatever the Marlins paid him in the 1997 NL Championship Series Game 5), to call all of Livan Hernandez’s games in favor of the Braves, then I would say that signing Livan was a brilliant move.

phil

April 1st, 2012
12:00 pm

Livan…

Our poor team continues to sink into the abyss…

Steve

April 1st, 2012
12:07 pm

The Braves suck! They are the worst team in baseball! We will end up in last place! Spring training records matter! Fredi needs to be fired!

Sorry, just wanted to be like the other “fans” on these blogs. Pathetic.

cardvol

April 1st, 2012
12:14 pm

Juan Francisco is a nice pick-up!

reckingball

April 1st, 2012
12:32 pm

Steve that does sound like A LOT, of the fans on these blogs.
Not ALL of the “other” fans.
go braves!

BravesfaninWis

April 1st, 2012
12:50 pm

What are the Braves doing adding players like Juan Francisco to this team? I think we can do better than this. I sure hope that the Braves are looking at legit outfielders to get because with Chipper’s injury risk and with Prado playing 3rd base a lot this year, we need a better fit in LF then what Hinske/Diaz can do for us if we are to contend.

I like Juan Francisco’s power, but he is not a very good defender at 3rd base. We need defense plain and simple, especially if the Braves go with Pastornicky at SS instead of Simmons who has better range. We already lost a very good defensive SS in Gonzalez on a team that has decent defense, but not spectacular. That is the part I just don’t get with this team. Instead of making a statement, they are getting another teams castoff. This kid couldn’t even make the Reds roster, why is he on this team?

Michael G.

April 1st, 2012
1:09 pm

@brandon…um, yeah a hit is a good at bat. Freeman got a hit on a picther’s pitch. Wilson did not. But we’re going to call Wilson’s at bat a “good at-bat” for accomplishing nothing. Verlander did not leave the game after that at bat, he worked 2 more innings. So Wilson did nothing of consequence. I’m sorry, but I fail to see any value in that. As for Ibanez’ robbed homer…if there wasn’t a runner on base who tagged up and advanced, then his at-bat was a failure as well. It was still an out; no matter how far it was hit.

Steve

April 1st, 2012
1:12 pm

I have been a critic of Frank Wren, but I like this move. We give up little and get a player with Major League experience with some pop. Hope Braves make some more moves.

Steve

April 1st, 2012
1:18 pm

By the way, I’m a different Steve than the poster at 12:07

panamajack

April 1st, 2012
1:56 pm

Get use to it Julio if you want to pitch for the braves and win you will have to pitch shut-outs and score your own runs.

Ralph

April 1st, 2012
2:00 pm

Teheran is the guy that needs to be in the bullpen, he is good for two or three innings and thats it, Medlen should be the 5th starter, no question about it.

Ralph

April 1st, 2012
2:03 pm

Phillies don’t like being behind, you score a run on them and they get mad!

bustersonly

April 1st, 2012
2:07 pm

Hasn’t Fruti gotten the message yet, Teheran and Delgado are not ready to be starters in the bigs

here comes the judge

April 1st, 2012
2:10 pm

That’s true Buster but Fredi and Wren had their minds made up before the start of ST that they were and they are as stubborn as Mule.

bustersonly

April 1st, 2012
2:15 pm

This team will never do anything again as long as they have FG for a manager, FW for a GM and Liberty Media as owners, they will always be also ran’s.

phil

April 1st, 2012
3:43 pm

I’m confident Alsoran threw one quality pitch today….

That’s enough for ole Fred.

Fire FG!!

Brandon

April 1st, 2012
4:24 pm

Julio teheran actually pitched good today for those that watched the game. In the 4th inning, there was shaky defense and the umpire was not on teheran’s side. I think that inning was a fluke and everything that could have went wrong did. Also, I think it makes sense to leave medlen in the bullpen because the only people I have confidence in from the pen are oventbrel and Martinez. Yohan flande and gearrin have been inconsistent as have the rest of the bullpen. Delgado/Teheran will only get a few starts anyways. Huddy should be back soon!

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
3:55 pm

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
4:02 pm

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
4:05 pm

Let’s hope this works a little better. Braves Lost? Not a good start.

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
4:08 pm

They left the bases loaded twice. I dont know why I as having so much trouble getting on that blog seems like this one better.

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
4:13 pm

I hope it is. I have been very sad the last couple of hours not getting to talk to you. I missed you. Maybe that is to much emotion to be feeling, but there it is. Sorry.

Bases loaded twice. Sounds like last year. I hate to say that, but man.

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
4:20 pm

Yea I really missed you too. I really really struggled with that other one This one is easier. So what do we talk other than my Junbalaya is smelling up the whole neighborhood.

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
4:22 pm

There you go making me hungry again. LOL So what is all in it?

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
4:29 pm

Shrimp, bell peppers Garlic, Hot peppers, Chilli sauce, onions, Chop all that up. Put in pan with tomatoe sauce. Let simmer for 3 hours. Cook 4 oz rice Whem done mix with rice .Add tobasco sauce and proceed with caution. It is hot but good

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
4:35 pm

Proceed with caution. I like that. LOL I don’t know if you got to read my last couple posts on the other blog. I said you did the right thing with creep, now it is behind you and you can move forward and not have to think about it anymore. I also asked if you get a day off, not that you want one. The weekend convention, is that through your job or is that independant? How often to you get to do a convention?

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
4:41 pm

I am not going to a convention We expect them in the club on Friday and Saturday nites. Men with monet and no women with them . They come to me not me go to them Understand? I have Sunday off That is my rest day. I need one day off.

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
4:47 pm

O I get it, sorry, now I understand. Stupid me. You OK? How are you feeling? Are ou still frustrated? Or am I boring you? I know there I go again worrying. LOL

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
4:56 pm

I told you on my entrance how I feel I feel great. I am just trying to rest up as much as possible because I am in for a wild weekend. Wityh a packed house my glow beads should really draw their attention. Now that I can get to you where we can talk no more frustration. I was beginning to just give up because I could not get in. You are not borrying me. I am just thankful that we can talk now. I MISSED YOU. What do you think about the Drunk who wanted to kiss me?

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
5:00 pm

OK Thanks. What is wrong with me today. LOL Well I think the drunk should be picking up his chestnuts off the floor for that. I hope the bouncer gave him a real big kiss, as in kiss the floor. Does that happen often? How long does it take for the bouncer to get there? The drunk did not hurt you or scare you did he?

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
5:08 pm

The bouncer gave him a KICK right out the door. He did not even get on the stage because the bouncers are standing on the side of stage to protect us from something like that. He did not scare me because I was on the other side. I knew nothing about it until he hollared I JUST WANTED A KISS. That happens maybe once a month. Thats the first time for me. I am OK. Didnt touch me. Now that it is over I think it is funny

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
5:11 pm

Good. I understand wanting a kiss, but he does have to act like that. Crystal will be home soon. Have you heard from Hanna, is everything good at home, does she know about Crystal’s news?

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
5:11 pm

does not have to act like that.

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

Crystal home. Still got big smile. Really looking forward to Sat nite. I am so happy for her. Heard from Hanna this morning. She is fine. Still working on baby. I told her about Crystal and she said WHOOPIE. In regards to that drunk, now you know why I dont get on edge. I dont like the hands. She said could smell Jumbalaya 2 blocks away.

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
5:28 pm

I bet she could. So a convention on Good Friday and Easter weekend. OK.

Are you going to church on Sunday?

The key to making a baby is a lot of practice. LOL

Good idea to stay away from the edge. Men can be so disgusting at times, but I don’t have to tell you that. LOL

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
5:37 pm

Crystal eating now. She says she needs crackers because it is HOT HOT. Thats when it is good. Yes I am going to church and then Braves baseball and then SLEEP. Whats wrong with convention on Easter. Thats their choice not mine. I wouldnt. Believe me, Hanna got plenty of practice. They both want child so I hope it works out.I dont know what else i can say about that drunk to tell you that I am OK and not scared. Thats why I have no touch rule. I think that is my privilege Crystal said supper good but says got fire coming out her ears. You want biteLOL?

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
5:46 pm

If it is to HOT for Crystal, then is most likely to hot for me. LOL I know you are OK. No touch rule is good in many situations. LOL It is your right. Spring is back, we just hit 70 degrees. So tomorrow the Braves are off and play again Saturday correct? I don’t understand the day off tomorrow. Carzy.

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
5:56 pm

I just took a bite and it is just right. Didnt put in enough shrimp. Maybe due better next time.I dont understand day off either maybe find bats. I hope so. So I did not see your post about creep. Do you think I did right? I was actually shaking when I signed papers. It was all I could do to look at him. He tried to apologize but I just could not find it in my heart to forgive him. I hope I never see him again. Would you believe I get scared just looking at him?

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
6:02 pm

Yes I believe it. Yes I think you did the right thing. You can put it behind you now and continue moving forward and not have to think about it anymore. You will forgive someday, but never forget. Never again will someone hurt you. Is the Order of Protection forever?

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
6:09 pm

It is protection as long as him and I live in the same state. I am a Christian girl and Jesus says to forgive, maybe someday, but not now. I dont know why. I just cant. I dont have to go anywhere tomorrow and can get in this one easy maybe talk all day. I hope so.I really missed you. I have to admit. I think I got supper a little too hot. Not time to go yet Can still talk.

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
6:19 pm

Maybe a little. LOL Lay it at the feet of Jesus and let it go. Maybe Sunday instead of someday. We most of wore out the other blog. LOL Let’s hope tomorrow is better. Take the brakes off that train and look out. A young, hot, beautiful, smart, amazing woman is coming through!!!!!!

Samantha

April 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

It is later than I thought so maybe I need to go. Hope I can talk tomorrow. I MISSED YOU. So I am going to see if I can knock them out with the Samantha stroll and you take care and have a good nite. Quit worrying about me. So Good Nite Will wait for mine Luv ya later

New Mexico Lee

April 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

You have a great night. Knock them out. I will not worry. I missed you to. Talk tomorrow. It will be better. WOO WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Braves. Good Night

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
10:05 am

Good Morning Everyone, It is a beautiful Spring morning. The world is wonderful. I am happy to be alive. So welcome everyone

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
10:31 am

Everyone, Am I everyone? LOL Good Morning. Sounds like you are feeling very good this morning. Did you have a goodnight? Go Braves.

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
10:37 am

Why cant you be everyone. Thats OK with me. Got my running done. Got laundry washing. Dont have to cook for awile so I am yours all day. I hope it is mutual. My nite was really kind of quiet, But that is OK

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
10:43 am

How many miles? Tonight and tomorrow night will not be quiet. Are you ready for a big crowd?

I am here all day, the staff is mad at me for not giving them Good Friday off. O well.

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
10:56 am

I continue to run my 5 miles a day. Maybe longer later but not right now I guess I am ready for the weekend, but just tired now. Hopefully Sunday Sleep. Sometime tomorrow got to get Hanna birthday present. She will be 23 on 16th. Are you OK I kind of get the impression that you are sad about something. What can I do to cheer you up. I can blow you a kiss and give you my sexy wink if you can catch it as it goes by. I read your next to last post last nite and you gave me a lot of compliments. I thank you but remember I am still the same girl that has made a lot of mistakes in her life. So do I deserve the complaints?

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
11:07 am

You send it, I will catch it. Just not sure I will be able to handle it. LOL Sad that the weekend is almost here and I will not get to talk to you for two days. LOL

Do you need to take a nap today? I will let you if you want. You need to be 100% tonight and tomorrow.

You deserve every compliment you get. Did I lie? NO! They are all true and deserved.

Running sounds like everything is OK. What about the other thing you said you did, some machine I think, are you doing that?

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
11:18 am

OK get ready, Just sent it. You can handle it. I know I wish you had Crystal laptop. I get lonely on weekends especially.Saturday. I do not need nap. OK Working on glow beads now. Instead of stringing in hair. I am putting them on a regular string and then use hair clip to put them on. All set up for tonite. With my beads, my stroll, and my wink . Maybe pull out some big shot money. Did you catch them?

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
11:26 am

WWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW

You just knocked me out of my chair. LOL

Good idea on the beads. You knock them out tonight.

About mistakes. We all make mistakes. Some big, some little, the secret is what do we learn from them?

I thinkyou got my heart racing. LOL

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
11:38 am

I hope it made you feel better. What is wrong? I detect something is bothering you. Yes we all mistakes. I have made some big ones in my life especially looking for love in all the wrong places. I guess I paid for it. I am determined it will never happen again. Back to the machine. I sit on it and do squats and it puts pressure on my thighs andcalves to strenghten them where I can dance easier. I am going all out tonite and try to win them over. We are short one girl so I volunteered to go out 3 times. Get your heart beating again and come on back. I have got some more winks and kisses anytime you want them.

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
11:48 am

I’m OK really. Thanks for worrying, but that’s my job. LOL Going on three times, that should help your profit margin.

So you are running and doing the machine both at full speed again. That’s great. Tell me, before the event, before me, before the blog, what was a normal day or week like for you?

Heart is feeling better, but I sure could get use to that. LOL

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
12:02 pm

My normal week before the incident was the same basically except instead of the blog and you, I was out flirting and making my stupid mistakes. So see how you have helped. I guess it is OK flirting with you? Yes I am doing everything at full speed ahead and hope to increase it. Have to slow down a little because I get tired too easy right now. I guess my strength went down a little when I was laid up. I need to make as much money as i can this weekend to make up for last week. Also Hanna birthday present 250dollars. Also Crystal beauty shop tomorrow about $150. Not complaining because they are definitely worth it.

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
12:25 pm

Had a nice long post and the computer just wiped it out. Now I have to start over. My staff are giving the silent treatment thinking that will change my mind. LOL

It is OK to flirt, it is save and hopefully fun. Can’t result in a stupid mistake.

Your strength will be back very soon. I am sure Crystal does not need the beauty shop. She would look great anytime I am sure. Must be a great gift for Hanna. You are a very good sister.

Now they are texting me. LOL

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
12:39 pm

Why dont you take pity on them and send them home. I will still keep you company. Crystal goes to get hair done for tomorrow nite. Her big nite. I really hope she has good time. I told her the same rules apply for her that Hanna used. She said OK talk about it later. Only problem Hanna was virgen. Crystal not.Got 4 strands of beads done so I am going to use them on my last performance tonite. Hopefully using my main two assets and adding the wink, the stroll,and the beads I can really knock them out and get me some good tips. I hope I am not boring you. I am tired but I am striving for one very profitable weekend. I came up with a good idea. When we sign off tonite, I am going to send you 2 winks and 2 kisses. Maybe they will last you all weekend

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
12:50 pm

They don’t know it, but I plan on letting them go at noon. So don’t tell them. LOL You are NEVER boring. Are you sure you don’t need a nap? Need you fresh for tonight. Crystal will have a great time. Just remind her to take it slow. And if she ends up not liking him, end it quick.

Good idea, but I could barely handle one earlier, two might kill me. LOL You keep that up and I might make a stupid mistake.

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
1:04 pm

I DONT NEED NAP OK. Are you going home at noon? I understand if you have to,but I will miss you. Crystal knows how to have relationship. Unlike me she knows what she wants and where to look. She will be fine. When Hanna was with us and we were at the mall, she saw a very beautiful bracelet that she liked but knew she could not afford it. I am going to buy it and send it to her for birthday. I know that it will make her cry but sister and Crystal all I got. So why not splurge on the 2 people that you love. I will be Ok tonite. I have already decided that I am going to give the performance of a lifetime. I need to tell myself that Samantha is back,alive and well. Understand

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
1:15 pm

OK no nap, you don’t have to yell. LOL I will stay here with you, just send them home. Very nice gift for Hanna. I am sure she will love it. Samantha is back, very alive and very well. Smarter and more beautiful than ever and perfect in every way. Hanna and Crystal are not the only two you have. Not anymore, now you have three.

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
1:31 pm

You are too nice to me,but remember this is the same girl that still has to get her head straight.Working on it and almost there. OK you say I am back, but what is wrong with convincing myself. If I give the performance that I have got planned and knock them out. Then I am convinced Samantha is back and it will be easier on me down the road. The more money I make, the less dancing I do and that train keeps going faster and faster. Final destination San Diego July 2019

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
1:46 pm

2019 will be here before you know it. You are back, but it is not uncommon for you to be the last one to realize that. Don’t base it on your preformance, don’t depend on the reactions of others. I am sure there have been times when you gave a great performance but it didn’t pay off. And other times where the preformance was not that good but the payoff was. Know in your own mind, our own heart and our own soul, YOU ARE BACK!!!!

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
1:58 pm

Maybe you are right. Maybe I am back,but I have really really worked so hard on this performance tonite, Why cant I just go out there one more time and prove to myself that I can do. Be the girl I want to be and just reach for the sky with all my dreams. And hopefully down the line get rid of the wink, the stroll and turn all of it into the ultimate goal of a nerses cap. I am sorry but I am going all out tonite. I may be tired but I know in my heart that I can do it.

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
2:15 pm

I know you can to. That’s not what I am saying. Go out there tonight, give it everything you got. Have FUN!!! And you will know in our own heart, mind and soul that you gave a great performance. That has nothing to do with the chance that the crowd maybe cheap. You know the crowd better then I do, but how many want the pleasure but not pay for the pleasure. Do you know what I mean? Your preformance and your head does not have to be tied to your profit margin. I still believe it is going to be a very profitable weekend for you, don’t get me wrong.

And they are out of here. I think we are alone now.

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
2:31 pm

WOW privacy how did that happen. I know exactly what you are saying. To me tonite is not for the money necessarily. Tonite is for me. I wish I could make you understand what I am saying. Even if I drop dead, I am determined that I am going to give the best performance I have ever given. My boss says I am the best hes got. Tonites performance will be the best anybody has ever seen. Just stay with me. Have faith in me and give me confidence that I can do it. There I go making you bored again.

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
2:41 pm

No bored. Stop it, you are starting to sound like me. LOL I have complete and total confidence in you. But that confidence extends way beyond the stage. I have confidence that you can do anything and everything you want to do. You are more than a dancer, a very good dancer, but you are more than that. You are what ever you want to be. A future nurse, a future wife, a future mother a future whatever. And whatever it is you are going to be great at it. You will do great tonight, a perforance of a lifetime. I wish I could be there to see it. More to see the smile on your face afterwards. They don’t know what is about to happen to them. They are a lucky crowd.

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
3:12 pm

Sorry my computor crashed . Had to reboot it. Thanks for confidence. Like I said I am going to blow their mind. Now that we are alone is there anything you want to say

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
3:26 pm

Computer running slow here to. What would you like me to say? I can not want to hear how great Crystal’s weekend was and how great your weekend was.

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
3:45 pm

That should be wait, not want. I can not wait to hear. I think it is the blog, It is running slow and freezing up everywhere. I know I said I would not ask this again and that I would leave it up to you to say, but since the blog is a mess, I will ask. Are you ready to take this off-line yet?

Samantha

April 6th, 2012
3:48 pm

I just thought there might be something special that you wanted to say. I just wanted to tell you how much I do love you as a dear friend. I will do any thing for you. Crystal just called and said she is coming home early because I told her about my preformance.and believe it or not she wants to see it for herself. I know that you never seen many, but believe me if you were here and saw it. It would be one you will never forget

New Mexico Lee

April 6th, 2012
4:07 pm

Crystal is going to go to the club, that’s great. I am sure if I was there I would never forget it.

I am afraid to say what I would like to say. I am afraid it would be in the lines of our conversation earlier about stupid mistakes. I am afraid I would say something that would make me look like a fool and make you turn away from me. You are very very special. You make me feel things I should not be feeling. You make me wish things I have not right wishing. I have to stay focused on what my role is here, not silly “what ifs”. That being said, I think you know how I feel about you.

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