3:00 pm April 14, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
April 15th, 20125:14 pm
Marlins runners on 2nd and 3rd… bot 11th…
April 15th, 20125:15 pm
no, but the chocolate that I have is whipped. It’s yummy. (I also have cake flavored that is wonderful with pineapple juice)
Crapfans still gotta cry about something… any of you whinebabies that cry EVERY SINGLE DAY ever wonder just how welcome you’d be in the Braves clubhouse? Hey Larry… you reckon Haywood has been reading your advice? LOL!!! Braves win, you stinking whineyassed crybabies… keep on looking for the gloom and doom while the rest of us enjoy the ride… binkies are on alexis and phil… you know what to do with ‘em…
April 15th, 20125:16 pm
“With all the incredible arms in the Braves’ system, why do they feel the need to pick up bums like Durbin (and Linebrink & Proctor from past seasons)?”
That is a great question, the FO at the time thought they were getting a veteran with experience in the bullpen mix, even if he is a journeyman type. At the time it did not look so bad, but Durbin has been horrible, even worse then Proctor and Linebrink last yr.
A move that Wren did not have luck with, stuff happens.
April 15th, 20125:18 pm
Snotboogie, I was thinking the same, but didn’t dare say it!
Booo Marlins walkoff win over the Astros.
Cris I’ii rephrase, where are you and your bashing of certain players on this blogg? Are certain players shutting you up?
April 15th, 20125:19 pm
Gameday on Miami is down. Top 11.
Nats lose 8-5 to Reds.
Thanks, Jerry. I loved the song back then, too. Oh, and I, too, have eaten at the Varsity. The city of Atlanta had better hope that place never catches fire because the impending 5-alarm blaze which will follow will make the 1871 cow fire in Chicago look like a dumpster fire with that endless supply grease accelerant.
April 15th, 20125:20 pm
Lobsolo…the “Where are the whiners now?” posts are just as ridiculous. Just sayin.
On the good note Larry Wayne Jones is still showing that the overall skills are still there.
As I said before, he has not lost much, just cannot do it every day like he used to.
Why doesen’t Chipper get more credit for being the defensive player he has become. I think that he has been a better defensive third baseman as an older player than he was when he was in his MVP contending years. When he returned to the position, he got better in the field.
When he was young he used to make alot of throwing errors but he worked on that.
Why does Chipper have zero gold gloves, if the powers that be were paying attention he would have had one or two in his career.
Just my $.02.
April 15th, 20125:23 pm
Lobosolo only has that one post……
Pathetic litlle siisy boy that he is.
Chipper doesn’t win the gold glove because Rolen plays third.
April 15th, 20125:25 pm
Here’s the list of gold gold glovers.
April 15th, 20125:28 pm
Gold Gloves carry little credibility anymore. I remember one year when Chipper played the best defense of his career and David Wright won it with close to 30 errors. I noticed McLouth is on that list too. It is what it is.
April 15th, 20125:31 pm
21 and 16 the years wright won, skeeter
April 15th, 20125:32 pm
Btw, has anyone seen Cespedes? Seen him play here in Rotterdam multiple times. Guy is a propper ballplayer IMO. Should be fun to watch this season.
About sleepy time here in NL. Enjoy the afterglow, see you next time out.
Mazzel en de groeten!
April 15th, 20125:34 pm
Chipper didn’t play full seasons those years, either.
Chipper absolutely should have at least one…the year Wright won it with 20+ errors…
It is what it is, I guess.
April 15th, 20125:36 pm
Looks the record book, Jason. See games played. Rolan or chipper in his prime? No question, chipper. But let’s not let sentimentalism get in the way of the facts. Chipper was never the best glove at third.
April 15th, 20125:38 pm
And Wright made fewer errors per game in the years he won.
Man, I love Chipper and J-Hey is ready to take over the 3-hole folks. If Chipper can play 125+ and J-Hey continues to progress…this offense actually can be good.
April 15th, 20125:39 pm
…and I wouldn’t be starting Diaz at right and Fransisco at 3rd against lefties anytime soon.
April 15th, 20125:40 pm
He played 134 games that year though Woody. Enough to win it if you ask me. I really doubt writers go digging through the newer defensive stats to vote on that particular award anyway. Point was that I just always assumed hitting stats and popularity crept into the voting.
April 15th, 20125:41 pm
I see that Lobosolo idiot has found his way from one of the side blogs where he usually resides to the main one. All he ever does is attack others. I think of him as the jock itch of the blog. Not that I know what that’s like, but it sounds appropriate.
April 15th, 20125:42 pm
Very impressive series vs Brew Crew…..
Hitting seems balanced, Minor and Beachy went above and beyond..
Durbin needs to be used in mop up duty only…
Let’s kick some NY Met azz…..
why do we keep these sorry pitchers around like livan and chad?
Woody, not arguing Rolen vs. Chipper on D…sorry if that’s how it came across. I was just saying that the one year that Wright won it with 21 errors is the one year that I think Chipper should have won it.
April 15th, 20125:45 pm
I can see the Livan signing…don’t necessarily agree, but he freed up Meds and Martinez to be used in a more conventional role while he is the long guy spot starter. Durbin made and makes no sense.
April 15th, 20125:47 pm
A near disaster by Durbin. I don’t blame him, he is what he is. I blame the higher ups who don’t have a clue to who he is. All us fans know. The sad thing is FG was going to use him even before we scored the add-on runs. Think if we hadn’t scored in the 8th.
April 15th, 20125:48 pm
Boy, that DURBIN. What a pick-up huh?
Five in a row and we didnt have to use venters or kimbrel. now lets get some payback on the mets.
April 15th, 20125:50 pm
Braves win, and Vin is back on my TV where he belongs. Happy Sunday!
What can Delgado do to keep a spot on the team? I can see him pitching well and still being sent out when Hudson gets back. I seriously doubt they would move him into the bullpen.
April 15th, 20125:51 pm
Where’s the PROCTOLOGIST when you need him?
durbin i think his era is around 20. what a joke, i agree with ivan and he should only be use when we are out of the game.
April 15th, 20125:54 pm
DURBIN goes away and HUDSON is on the staff. We keep six starters and two long-reliefers, and tell all the pitchers that we’re going to a two starter rotation each game. We threat each three inning segment like a start, and let the rest of the pen finish up the last three innings. Heh!
April 15th, 20125:56 pm
Hey guys Just got back from my first braves game. That is Awesome.
April 15th, 20125:59 pm
THIS is the Braves I have been dying to see for a looooong time. Keep up the good work fellas! Yall had me worried in those first 4 games.
Gotta say- listening to Vin Scully tell stories about Jackie Robinson and his personal observations and experiences is pretty amazing
Why stop there richbrave? Lets move Medlen and Hernandez in too and go with an eight man rotation. Fredi goes to those stat conventions in the offseason, so he is cutting edge.
April 15th, 20126:00 pm
Beachy had it all working today. Saved to bullpen, ready to give the Mets some pay back.
New Mexico Lee
Hello Samantha, glad you had a good time.
April 15th, 20126:01 pm
New rule. Never lose again!
April 15th, 20126:02 pm
Hey Jerry: did your wife cook that fried chicken in lard? If so, did you throw it against the wall?
April 15th, 20126:03 pm
Somebody is having fun again. I am out of here
April 15th, 20126:04 pm
We talk about the unbeatable stat, but no one will ever do what Robinson did. And to carry that burden as a rookie….I’m glad no one will wear 42 except on this day. Fitting tribute.
April 15th, 20126:05 pm
Ken–he’s either sleepin or lickin his wounds.
April 15th, 20126:08 pm
Cab, I confess a lifelong dislike for the dodgers, but for some reason I’m rooting for them this year. I think they will win the west.
I need to be drinking some bourbon when I watch Chad Durbin!!
April 15th, 20126:09 pm
For sure Woody, but isn’t Mariano Rivera still wearing it? Seems like Mo Vaughn was but he gave it up finally.
It’s really me, go to the other page.
April 15th, 20126:11 pm
At the time it did not look so bad, but Durbin has been horrible, even worse then Proctor and Linebrink last yr….disgusted
looked pretty damn bad to me
April 15th, 20126:12 pm
Yes, Rivera is the only one, Skeet. Didn’t realize Mo had it. Classy, especially given that the Sox were the last team to sign black players.
April 15th, 20126:14 pm
Flande, Gearrin, Carlyle, Hughes and Russell.
Will Durbin still be a Brave tomorrow night?
Me too, Noles. Cory Rasums continues to impress at AA as does Flande, Gearrin, and Russell at AAA. Surely, one of them can be more reliable in the pen and would have been cheaper to boot…
April 15th, 20126:15 pm
…and as DS1 pointed out…so has Carlyle.
April 15th, 20126:16 pm
don’t let the door hit ya on your money maker on the way out…
April 15th, 20126:17 pm
Yeh I don’t remember the details, but I think Jackie Robinson’s famiy granted him permission to keep wearing it. Really, what were they suppose to say though. Its baseballs fault for half-assing things like that. Kinda like Gary Gaetti and the goofy no ear flap helmet.
Chipper has zero gold gloves because he was a pretty bad third baseman, in fact early sabergeeks claimed he was the worst in baseball, and the rep stuck. He was always short on range and is even shorter now, but I agree that overall he is likely a better fielder since he returned to third than he was b4. perhaps he just appreciates it more after floundering in LF for a while?
April 15th, 20126:21 pm
I am no longer a dodger fan, but I can listen to Vin tell stories and talk baseball all day
Looking at roster considerations, they’d probably bring up Gearrin first, since he wouldn’t require a roster addition.
But for me, the sentimental callup would be Buddy C.
April 15th, 20126:22 pm
…and rep seems to carry a lot of weight in gold glove voting nolie. Guys winning 8-10 in a row.
April 15th, 20126:23 pm
have they actually cut him?
April 15th, 20126:25 pm
Chipper has never been great on range, but he seems to make most of the plays on balls that he gets to.
And I don’t know if I’ve seen anybody better on coming in on the chopper down the line (the barehanded catch/throw play).
yeah Skeeter it does. the guys who vote are busy with the season and often take the easy way out, I thought it was close between Chipper and Wright that year, but I remember in a few stories that I read that some actually kinda chuckled at the idea of Chipper winning one.
April 15th, 20126:26 pm
I think Brooks was better on that Wayne. Watched him excel at it for years
Always thought chipper was terrible going to his left. That hot ball he got today was pretty interesting to watch. Announcers lauded him, but that looked pretty hairy on the replay.
April 15th, 20126:30 pm
yeh its obviously not as easy to get a handle on a defensive year by looking at stats. Thats just the cards the voters are dealt. There’s a reason you don’t see 8 or so MVP’s in a row. It happens quite often with the gold glove.
April 15th, 20126:31 pm
I don’t know if they are going to release him or not, I’m just saying I think they’d be better off with one of their AAA pitchers at this rate.
April 15th, 20126:32 pm
DOWN ON THE FARM
BULLS prevail 5-1.
Dang, RHSP TODD REDMOND [L 1-1, 1.80 ERA] goes 5.0 IP gives up one earned run, and gets tagged with the loss. What a bite. He also has an unearned run and the aw-fense can’t lift the goat’s horn’s from his shoulders. Three big E’s in this one including a throwing error by REDMOND do him in. 6 H, 2 BB, and 5 SO should have been good enough for a ‘W’
LHRP JOSE LUGO [3.72 ERA] comes on and gives up the house in 3.0 IP. 3 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.
RHRP ADAM RUSSELL [0.00 ERA] 1 H, zeros, 1 BB. Nice work in the ninth.
Lead-off CF ‘Georgie’ CONSTANZA [.368 BA] 1-4.
2B DREW SUTTON [.219 BA] 1-4.
LF STEF GARTRELL [.162 BA] is having an unhorrible start to 2012, sputtering at the plate with occasional flashes of last year’s early season hitting machine. But today he’s on. Out of the three-hole, he goes 2-3 with a run scored, a BB, and a SO. He also commits a costly error [2, fielding].
Clean-up hitter 1B ERNESTO MEJIA [.325 BA]
ERNIE is back in the saddle again. He filled the MISSISSIPPI franchise power slot much of last year as well. Today he’s the catalyst on offense as his double  drives in the G-Men’s only run . He also goes for a single in four AB’s. The guy’s raking AAA pitching so far, but he has a hole in his swing the opposition pitchers haven’t been capable of exploiting to this point. He ‘K’s a lot…..unless he’s fixed that problem of course. Then look out. This big guy can mash the pill pretty good. He’s a DSL graduate FA picked by the BRAVES in 2002.
In the five-slot, 3B JOEY T.[.209 BA] eats a donut in five with a whiff.
1B CHRIS MARRERO [.344 BA] 2-4, 1 2B , 1 SO is currently on fire at the plate.
Seven hitter RF JORDAN PARRAZ [.317 BA] 2-4, 1 2B .
The bottom of the order snack at the KRISPY KREME. SS GREG PAIML [.250 BA] commits a throwing error  and has a SAC. C J.C. BOSCAN [.185 BA] dances on the brim of his golden sombrero. Ouch!
April 15th, 20126:34 pm
No matter how you slice it that left side defense is going to be rough all year.
Not to be reactionary, but whats the least Pastornicky can hit…say, by June 1st, before Jack Wilson(or someone else) starts playing everyday.
Chipper had the knee surgery in 94 and he had gained a lot of muscle mass after high school and the two seemed to eat at that first step quickness. He also was never all that great at diving and jumping and I don’t think his anticipation was all that great in his first go-round. I think he plays it smarter now.
The A Bomb
April 15th, 20126:35 pm
Matt Kemp owns baseball.
3 for 3 today.
Predicted 50/50….no reason to doubt it.
Agreed nolie. There’s probably a dozen or more who were better on that play coming in than Chipper, but I was mainly talking about guys playing now (that I see on occasion).
When I was a kid, Brooks was the greatest. Clete Boyer was another really good one. Clete could go to his right as good as any…………
April 15th, 20126:36 pm
HeyCab, First brave game It was awesome
April 15th, 2012
“……I don’t know if they are going to release him or not, I’m just saying I think they’d be better off with one of their AAA pitchers at this rate……”
DURBEN’s worth to the club right now – I’d buy that for a dollar! ROBOCOP
April 15th, 20126:38 pm
Yep A Bomb. Hes trying to win this years and last years MVP that they stole from him.
Brother ken Boyer not bad either
April 15th, 2012
“……Why stop there richbrave? Lets move Medlen and Hernandez in too and go with an eight man rotation. Fredi goes to those stat conventions in the offseason, so he is cutting edge…..”
Booyah! LOL funny.
April 15th, 20126:40 pm
Kemp is the new Pujols….with more athleticism. Guy’s unbelievable. Just hope he’s not getting “help.”
Pretty soon you’ll see the Bonds treatment if this continues.
My daughter got me his autofraph shortly before his passing. Said he was a good guy. He’s a BOYER same as my dad.
McFann :Ô: :Ô:
April 15th, 20126:43 pm
Whew! Love gettin’ the sweep! Durbin made it “int’resting”, of course…but a win is a win!
This is a fun role we’re on. Wish PELFREY was pitching game one or two of this next series…Or did the Mets switch to a 4-man rotation and forget to tell me…? (ITS)
Glad you had fun, Samantha
I met Clete Boyer in of all places, Cooperstown — Summer 2005. Boyhood hero since I played 3B as a kid. Never wanted an autograph, but we spoke for 10 minutes about the Braves ‘66-69….some of the players. Great moment in my life.
April 15th, 20126:45 pm
I got to wink at freddie Freeman
Oswalt is from mississippi, not georgia. He has some history of back issues and wouldnt be cheap, but isnt washed up by any means. The Braves are more likely to go get a nice 4th outfielder or utility man than to pay for Oswalt. On another note, here,s hoping the Chad Durbin experiment is over.
April 15th, 20126:46 pm
Ken Boyer was a very, very good third sacker. Very good career numbers, considering he tailed off big time in his last 5 years. But if you could combine Ken’s bat with Clete’s glove……….. that woulda been a great third sacker.
April 15th, 20126:48 pm
I got a retweet from Dale Murphy! I tweeted that he is the reason I became a Braves fan back in the early 80’s and he retweeted with thanks. Man, I am a happy girl!
April 15th, 20126:53 pm
Five gold gloves for ken Boyer ain’t bad, Wayne
April 15th, 20126:56 pm
so here’s a question, who is the best defensive 3B in the last 25 years or so? I would guess Scott Rolen?
April 15th, 20126:59 pm
How good is Eric Chavez?
April 15th, 20127:02 pm
Mike Schmidt, hands down. His last game played was in May of 89. Didn’t drop off until he was 38 years old.
bravesgirl4life I never got to see him play but I have heard next to AAron he3 was the best brave ever Is that true?
April 15th, 20127:03 pm
I hope you don’t mean Chavez as an option for th Braves. He’s played 216 games total since 2007
I think Rolen too prolly.
Overall, Ol’ Chipper has withstood runs at him by a number of guys who looked good for a while:Williams,Rolen,Ramirez,Wright, but he’s the one going to the HOF
April 15th, 20127:04 pm
No. Talking bout best fielding third sackers of the last 25 yrs.
I grew up in the late 70’s and 80’s so I’m well familiar with Schmidt. But as a kid, I’m not sure I appreciated his defense as much as I should have.
Chavez was kinda similar to Chipper, lacked range. had a bit better rep than Chips but I’m not sure he was really much better
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