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DS1

April 12th, 2012
1:39 pm

Obviously the goings on are a stage event to keep us from discussing how terrible Liberty Media, John Schuerholz, Bobby Cox, Frank Wren, Fredi Gonzalez and the entire Braves organization are.

Fols

April 12th, 2012
1:40 pm

Let’s settle the bullpen issue just so we can get everyone on the blogopera shall we?

It’s not Fredi’s fault, or any of the pitchers fault we are unable to provide monsterous offensive numbers. Our guys just don’t provide insurance when it’s looking them in the face. We are what we are, when we win it’s close games. He plays the guys that produce and last year it was 3 of them. If he plays anyone else, people fuss about it, if he plays them, people fuss about it.

The bottom line, we won, now lets move on and keep up with the love stripper love triangle. Got it?

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
1:40 pm

abeeewright

Mother in Law works at AT&T and she said they’re laying off everyone involved in the Yellow Pages and selling it.

Efrim

April 12th, 2012
1:41 pm

Just able to speak after an awful loss for my Penguins last night. Was just awful.

Go Braves. Good win. Happy to see Delgado pitch well, although we still haven;t had a start complete 6 innings. Heyward with a nice game. Freeman too.

Hugo Z Hackenbush

April 12th, 2012
1:43 pm

I don’t know DS1, the blogopera has sex appeal going for it…I’m betting that Samantha is at least marginally hotter than Joe Borowski.

flange1

April 12th, 2012
1:43 pm

Shaun

April 12th, 2012
1:44 pm

How about a new in-the-face-of-conventional-wisdom topic:

A Tweet from Franklin Rabon ‏ (@fjrabon): “I think it’s funny that people keep trying to blame lack of situational hitting. Braves are 25th in OBA and 15th in runs”

DS1

April 12th, 2012
1:44 pm

Shaun

Honestly, I believe that Tony LaRussa’s usage of Eck and the cult like following of the “save” from that point on has really made it hard for current major league managers to just go with the best reliever for the situation.

But in defense of the current managerial corp, the way opposing teams stack their lineups (or try to) with a righty-lefty-righty order, actually makes it easier to give guys more defined roles (Closer, 8th inning guy, etc).

But if I’m a major league manager, I think I’d mix it up more depending on the situation. I wish more managers had the kahuna’s to do the same.

DS1

April 12th, 2012
1:47 pm

Hugo

At my age, other people alluding to sexual situations does not appeal to me. Never really has. Not that I have anything against the subject of sex itself, I just prefer it to be a private matter.

But what the hell, go for it if it helps you in some deviant manner.

:wink:

jeffrey d

April 12th, 2012
1:47 pm

I wonder what kind of car Crystal bought

Hugo Z Hackenbush

April 12th, 2012
1:47 pm

You’d need somebody with more job security than Fredi G to start getting wildly experimental with the bullpen.

abeeewright

April 12th, 2012
1:48 pm

“CrαZy, April 12th, 2012, 1:40 pm … “Mother in Law works at AT&T and she said they’re laying off everyone involved in the Yellow Pages and selling it.”

That’s very, very sad.

However, the internet is making direct advertising by companies much more cost effective.

Some day … no print current events media (like newspapers or magazines) and no print advertisement. Strange to see all of this go in my lifetime.

I guess, that will help with the “forest” but not the “desert.”

Fish Bisch

April 12th, 2012
1:48 pm

NML: 3/26 4:06 “Besides, it is one thing to show your top, but your bottom parts should be saved for only speical people”

Weird.

ncscoots

April 12th, 2012
1:48 pm

Let’s settle the bullpen issue just so we can get everyone on the blogopera shall we?

Awright, awright. I was just in the mood to bait Shaun a little. Too early in the day to go down to the dump and plink vermin, after all.

Who will we use as the narrator/announcer when we sell “The Samantha Story” to Lifetime? I’m negotiating that deal, by the way. I’ll let Murph come to the meetings, too, but only if he brings the 4-year-old to second-chair me.

jeffrey d

April 12th, 2012
1:48 pm

To be honest, you are the only one that really matters. What you desire and want. That is what I want to do

Ok, this sounds too fake to be true

Hugo Z Hackenbush

April 12th, 2012
1:49 pm

A baseball blog is the last place I would go for help with my sexual deviancy, I can assure you…

ncscoots

April 12th, 2012
1:53 pm

Yeah, don’t read comments section on my blog or you might reconsider. “@JDawg1447: @ajcbraves planning on being a sportswriter, any advice?”

A tweet from the side column on the blog from O’Brien. Wow. I knew he was off-put somewhat, but I didn’t know the depth of his distaste.

You guys remember a few years ago when this feature actually won some award for content, LOL?

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
1:55 pm

Ok, this sounds too fake to be true

Who cares if it’s fake… Nothing we watch on TV is real. News, Network TV shows, reality shows and even the occasional sports league it’s all fake, but we still watch!!

phil

April 12th, 2012
1:56 pm

Samantha

April 8th, 2012
7:17 am

I had a very long post for you about my Fiday nite and Crystal Saturday nite, but Computer wiped it out. So hope to tell you about it tomorrow. I will be a little late because of counselor. Plese tell me you are on when I get back. In the meantime here is a wink and kiss for you until Tomorrow Hurry up and catch them. On my way to church. So bye for now. Luv Ya Later.
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New Mexico Lee

April 8th, 2012
2:41 pm

That’s Great. That is what I wanted to hear. I came by Saturday to check on you but the internet was down. So I was able to stop today on my way home from church. I am so happy for you. Can’t wait to hear the details.

He IS Risen. Happy Easter!!! Go Braves

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The good news is these are moral people….sigh.

Shaun

April 12th, 2012
1:56 pm

DS1, exactly right in your 1:44 comment.

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
1:58 pm

ncscoots

Some could be fixed if we had to log into the site. It would be easier for the AJC to ban people and harder for people to constantly change their name.

Hugo Z Hackenbush

April 12th, 2012
1:59 pm

And it’s only April. What’s DOB going to be like after six months of wailing, bleating, moaning, character assassination, mindless feuds…

Fish Bisch

April 12th, 2012
2:00 pm

Samantha: “When your driving, be careful You mightt rearend somebody and will have somebody watching. Got it?”

What is this I don’t even?

Bat Masterson

April 12th, 2012
2:00 pm

Enter your comments here _ New Mexico Lee

Okay, Lee’s left speechless

Fols

April 12th, 2012
2:01 pm

oh man, so ends another lunch hour that went way too fast. This is blog greatness.

Have a good off-day…if you can call it that!

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
2:03 pm

Damn-it I hate code talk…. Typical Female!!

Chance, the Gardener

April 12th, 2012
2:07 pm

Fish Bisch, April 12th, 2012, 2:00 pm … “What is this I don’t even?”

I like to watch.

Ease

April 12th, 2012
2:14 pm

Everybody will be happy serveral times over. Got it?

Whoa! Is he talking to us?

phil

April 12th, 2012
2:17 pm

Of course they know this crowd is onto them….they may be complete buffoons, fake or not, but they can’t be that dumb….

Fish Bisch

April 12th, 2012
2:18 pm

Chance: you speak stripper code?
What does this mean – The main thing I want is for you to take care of the center of the top two decks alot.

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
2:18 pm

On a non-NML/Samantha note, I guess I am going to miss the 45 games that will be broadcast on PeachtreeTV. Dish is still in contract negotiation with them and doesn’t want to lose me, so they are giving me a $10/month credit for one year. And since Comcast online tells me yes, they can service my neighborhood but their phone sales says no, I guess that’s out. I could switch to DirecTV, but then I’m locked in for 2 years. And I am planning on moving within the next year to an area where Comcast is available. Looks like gameday for the 45 games :( but I gotta do what makes financial sense.

Snotboogie

April 12th, 2012
2:19 pm

A tweet from the side column on the blog from O’Brien. Wow. I knew he was off-put somewhat, but I didn’t know the depth of his distaste.

It’s quite natural, dont you think. Here’s a list of things he has to put up with.

Vacation jokes
Spelling corrections
Moaning about putting up quotes
Moaning about not putting up quotes
Complaints about music,food discussion
Not asking tough questions
Asking tough questions
Paul Lentz,Robert,Lou,Millsaps
and then occasionally Random!!

Fish Bisch

April 12th, 2012
2:19 pm

Wow it is so steamy over there now. This is too hot for TV.

Jimmy

April 12th, 2012
2:20 pm

Yeah, too much code talk. And Lee says he understands?? Something wrong with that.

“When your driving, be careful You mightt rearend somebody and will have somebody watching. Got it?” He got that but not the desert reference??
Something odd here.

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
2:20 pm

What’s with the “Got it” after everything they say and the half completed sentences? It’s kinda like Ward’s posts and him saying “little joke” all the time…… hey wait a minute…………..

Soph

April 12th, 2012
2:21 pm

bravesgrl4life – did you threaten to leave? I have the same problem so I’m thinking about giving them a call today.

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:21 pm

I can’t take it anymore… I need to get in that blog and stir the pot a little bit.

TennesseePaul

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

Gotta agree. Today’s blog convo is probably the lowest it’s ever been. I can see why DOB is recommending avoiding this section.

Fish Bisch

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

I’m so fuzzy about hanna’s rule:

“Please tell me what else you had in mind for both of us, Would you lioke for us to do each other while you watch. Please tell me what you want. We are here to please you.”

Soph

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

She’s so onto us. She’s putting on a show.

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:22 pm

You know what we should all do? Go in there and start talking about the Braves like everything is perfectly normal. Don’t address NM Lee or Samantha, just go in there and talk about the game last night.

Fish Bisch

April 12th, 2012
2:23 pm

If the AJC shuts down the braves blog where is everyone going to go?

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
2:23 pm

Soph, yes, I threatened to leave Dish and that’s when they sent me to the Customer Loyalty department where I was offered the $10/month discount to assuage. I told the lady that if the dispute isn’t resolved in the next few weeks (i.e., 2), I’ll probably go ahead and switch.

nolie

April 12th, 2012
2:23 pm

Real in the sense of being a human being but that’s where it ends…phil

we are all human beings…well, with the possible exception of Shaun who might be a robot or computer

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
2:24 pm

Murph…. once someone comments on their blog everyone should jump in there.

Ease

April 12th, 2012
2:24 pm

bravesgrl4life, just my two cents, but I love DirectTV. I have had it for maybe three years now and have not missed a Braves game. And if you work the deals right, wow, for two years you will only be paying a fraction what Comcast costs…

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:24 pm

CraZy, I’m going in…

Soph

April 12th, 2012
2:25 pm

Thanks, bravesgrl. I’m going to try it today when I get home. I had the same problem a few years ago when they were in a dispute with FSS – missed out on the last week of games that season.

nolie

April 12th, 2012
2:26 pm

c’mon folks its too cold in Montana for strippers….

Jimmy

April 12th, 2012
2:26 pm

OK…That stuff is fake! No one is so stupid to actually post that stuff on a blog. Samantha is fake.
Lee maybe also. Someone comes on here as NM Lee, builds some cred, then unleashes this.

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
2:26 pm

You know what we should all do? Go in there and start talking about the Braves like everything is perfectly normal.

I agree!!

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
2:27 pm

OK I’ll follow!!

Soph

April 12th, 2012
2:27 pm

Hi nolie polie, you lost your eee’s again.

Ease

April 12th, 2012
2:27 pm

If DOB really has a problem, all he (or the IT dept) has to do is close commenting on that blog. Not a big deal and many of the others do it, especially when talking about controversial topics.

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:30 pm

Lew

April 12th, 2012
2:30 pm

Hugo – You have a point, but to be fair, we bullpen usage talkers atre barely getting a word in edgewise with all the soap talkers on steroids.

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
2:30 pm

Soph- me, too. I explained that to the customer loyalty person – we had this same situation with Fox a couple of years ago and we missed the last two or three regular season games. I also explained that because I live in the Atlanta market, MLB.tv blacks out the Braves games, even when they are “away”, so that’s not an option.

Ease, how do I work out that deal? Give me some pointers. That might make the decision easier.

nolie

April 12th, 2012
2:31 pm

same reason Soph, every so often the blog refuses to post my comments when I’m using the Es. getting tired of back and forth. prollt DOB’s fault, since most everything Braves Blog gets blamed on him…..

Bay Area Steve

April 12th, 2012
2:31 pm

“Vacation jokes
Spelling corrections
Moaning about putting up quotes
Moaning about not putting up quotes
Complaints about music,food discussion
Not asking tough questions
Asking tough questions
Paul Lentz,Robert,Lou,Millsaps
and then occasionally Random!!”

Nothing new there. More frequency I suppose. But, what made this place different than most commenting spaces was that ‘OB policed it. He commented here, he interacted here, he made us look foolish when needed. He’d mock some idiot here, and that person went away (or came back with another name and a little more readability). Now that he doesn’t do that, it’s become far, far worse. And, though this place has long had great commenters come and go, lately there’s been a lot less coming (Hanna rule?) and a lot more going.

I hate missing what a lot of you are writing, but how much time is one supposed to spend scrolling past the ridiculous?

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
2:32 pm

Okay, you guys are funny over there on that blog. Just waiting to see the reaction.

Bat Masterson

April 12th, 2012
2:33 pm

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
2:33 pm

If you are on Facebook, join the Braves Tomahawk Nation page. The chatting there is a lot more normal. And since one has to be added to a group, the administrator has a lot more control on things.

David O'Brien

April 12th, 2012
2:35 pm

Ahh … just got home from airport and there were two slices of Antico (San Gennaro) waiting in my fridge. She knows. I’m easy.

Soph

April 12th, 2012
2:35 pm

s’okay, noles. Not really eee worthy right now anyway. Going back to 2010 rules where he has to earn ‘em.

Ease

April 12th, 2012
2:35 pm

bravesgrl4life, just go to the website and build your package…simple. You don’t even have to speak to anyone and you also see what your payments will be each month, for the two years.

Jimmy

April 12th, 2012
2:36 pm

Everyone jumped in with two feet. :-)

phil

April 12th, 2012
2:39 pm

I have never understood the big deal about blog postings unless racist or sexist to the extreme.

Who cares, within some semblance of reason Most of the ones acting crazy are doing it do it just to get a rise out of those it bothers, Samantha excepted, of course.

Bat Masterson

April 12th, 2012
2:40 pm

Somewhere in New Mexico, an overweight middle aged man sits slumped at his desk, his dreams of young beautiful, stripper love, dashed.

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
2:40 pm

Notice, since all you guys have been over there, NML and Samantha have disappeared.

Jimmy

April 12th, 2012
2:41 pm

“Lee” still posting.

Soph

April 12th, 2012
2:41 pm

Ha, either he didn’t refresh before posting or he’s not letting y’all dash his dreams of luv.

Snotboogie

April 12th, 2012
2:42 pm

Who cares, within some semblance of reason Most of the ones acting crazy are doing it do it just to get a rise out of those it bothers

Hmmm.

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:42 pm

I think Lee was working on that post before we started posting… he hit “Submit” and then went “holy sh*t!”

BravePack(FreeFan)

April 12th, 2012
2:45 pm

Guys which blog is all the fun happening in? I can’t find it.

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:46 pm

abeeewright

April 12th, 2012
2:47 pm

Much of the difficulty with the blog could be fixed by
1. disabling comments on non-focal blogs (make them read only)
2. provide an extra forum on game time and asking folks to engage in game-only comments, while keeping another focal blog for more regular conversations.

Fish Bisch

April 12th, 2012
2:48 pm

+1 your 242 Murph.

Fols

April 12th, 2012
2:49 pm

I turn away for 45 minutes and you all invade the secret blog!!!!!!! haha!

You guys just couldn’t let a great thing play out could you? lol

BravePack(FreeFan)

April 12th, 2012
2:49 pm

Thanks Murph. I’ll have to peruse this for myself.

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:51 pm

Ok… now let the dust settle and see what happens.

Bat Masterson

April 12th, 2012
2:53 pm

Well Fols, I think Lee and Samantha had pretty much painted themselves into a corner over there. Maybe this will help them get back on track, you know, ” the goal” and all that.

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
2:54 pm

Sam is now wondering where all the “other” is coming from. Does she not realize, even after Lee told her, that she is on a freakin’ public site???

Fols

April 12th, 2012
2:55 pm

I understand a lonely man getting all hot and bothered by an online fling…but this was twisted. He was falling flat on his face for some of the worst code talk i’ve ever seen.

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:55 pm

It got more and more obvious that either Samantha was on to us or that she’s falling out of character… and, truthfully, the drama was getting a little boring.

My internet attention span is 3 or 4 days… 5 max.

Jimmy

April 12th, 2012
2:56 pm

Is everyone back and accounted for?

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
2:56 pm

I am cracking up over the convo you guys are having over there about “how’d we get to an old blog” and “I’ve sent an email to support to get the link fixed.”

raleighbravefan

April 12th, 2012
2:56 pm

The soap may be cancelled.

MiaBchBravesFan

April 12th, 2012
2:56 pm

Fredi is going to butcher this bullpen before June. It may be the first week, but I am quite sure that pitchers could have gone six, at least. It seems like he has learned absolutely nothing from last year.

Upon first blush, the Braves are going to regret trading Schafer away – although it seemed like it was the right thing to do at the time (I know I was for it). If he does flourish, it will be another indictment against our player development people.

Murph

April 12th, 2012
2:56 pm

I wonder if NM Lee knows about the blog printouts and the package yet?

It was for his own good.

Soph

April 12th, 2012
2:57 pm

Sorry about your rough couple of weeks, Petrel.

phil

April 12th, 2012
2:57 pm

Bat Masterson

April 12th, 2012
2:40 pm

Somewhere in New Mexico, an overweight middle aged man sits slumped at his desk, his dreams of young beautiful, stripper love, dashed.
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Truly funny…

No, Snotboogie, it isn’t me!

Ease

April 12th, 2012
2:59 pm

And the Sam/Lee saga is closed. Now back to our regular scheduled programming.

Bullpen usage was it?

phil

April 12th, 2012
2:59 pm

Fols

April 12th, 2012
2:55 pm

I understand a lonely man getting all hot and bothered by an online fling…but this was twisted. He was falling flat on his face for some of the worst code talk i’ve ever seen.
*************
And he’s seen plenty, apparently! ;-)

It WAS pathetic….

Bat Masterson

April 12th, 2012
3:00 pm

Enjoy your slices, David. Welcome home

CrαZy

April 12th, 2012
3:00 pm

Later guys off to the dentist!! Fun Fun!!!

MiaBchBravesFan

April 12th, 2012
3:00 pm

My two cents: Samantha should read Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar” and “Ariel” (poems) and avoid male contact for a couple of years. She’ll be fine by her mid-20’s.

Ease

April 12th, 2012
3:00 pm

Yeah, me too. May I ask what happened to me?

nolie

April 12th, 2012
3:01 pm

yup, we have 8 or 10 players under 24 in or near the MLB level, but we need to indict our development people cause they obviously suk

bravesgrl4life

April 12th, 2012
3:01 pm

Is it really over?

Murph

April 12th, 2012
3:02 pm

Sorry Ease, I panicked. Wasn’t sure which direction we were going in, thought I should try and steer things away from you know what, but then just ran with it.

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