New day for Dodgers franchise; Chipper’s last stop in L.A.

LOS ANGELES – It’s been a while since I’ve had this much anticipation about a series at Dodger Stadium, and it’s not so much because the Braves have won 10 of 12 games and because the Dodgers started out 9-1 and have baseball’s hottest hitter (Matt Kemp).

No, it’s because the king is dead, metaphorically speaking.

Few sports venues are as picturesque as Dodger Stadium.

Few sports venues are as picturesque as Dodger Stadium.

Since the Dodger franchise got out from under the dismal ownership tyranny of Frank McCourt four weeks ago, when the group that includes Magic Johnson, film mogul Peter Guber and former Braves president Stan Kasten, among others, bought the team for $2 billion, I’ve looked forward to seeing Dodger Stadium again as we’re accustomed to seeing it.

That is, with energy emanating from the crowd and smiles on the faces of the courteous ushers, and with the beautiful, venerable ballpark hopefuly spruced up and clean the way it was for decades until the O’Malleys sold the Dodgers and it slowly became Just Another Franchise under Rupert Murdoch and Fox, then something much worse under the feuding McCourt husband-and-wife tandem.

But as much as I’ve looked forward to returning, my anticipation pales next to that of Braves broadcaster Don Sutton, a Hall of Fame pitcher whose 324 wins included 233 in 16 seasons with the Dodgers from 1966 through 1980.

“I’m excited for them, because I have to admit that I haven’t felt good about the custodians of our [Dodgers] history or the guardians of our future for a while,” Sutton said. “And now, I know Magic is a guy who’s so community- and people-oriented, and he has an appreciation for, and friends on, the Dodgers. And I’ve seen Stan at work on four or five different levels.

“So I just think it’s a great situation, and I already have friends out there who are enthusiastic and say they can’t wait to get back. And I think one of the best things that could’ve happened is they’re playing well. They have a foundation for a good ballclub, and now they’ve got people who really give a damn about what has happened in the past. They care about Carl Erskine and [Don] Newcombe and [Jackie] Robinson and Carl Furillo – not just the big guys, but maybe the guys who were the small bricks of history. So that means a lot.”

Sutton’s an Alabama native who lives near Palm Springs, Calif. In recent years he’s only made it out to Dodger Stadium for the Braves’ annual visit, but he knows plenty of people with connections to the team going back decades, people who live in Southern California and have winced and cringed at the steady erosion of the franchise in recent years.

Hall of Famer Don Sutton spent his first 16 seasons with the Dodgers.

Hall of Famer Don Sutton spent his first 16 seasons with the Dodgers.

Those people, like millions of Dodger fans, are now hopeful optimists, their spirits buoyed by news that the drawn-out, ugly divorce of the McCourts — and their divorce from the team, save for parking-lot revenues – is no longer The Story with the Dodgers.

It’s back to baseball, and an ownership group that plans to restore the franchise to its glory, on and off the field.

“My page in that [Dodgers] history book is certainly a small one,” Sutton said. “But we knew a lot of people, and we were people who helped create whatever size – a paragraph, a sentence, a page — in the history books. So there were often times where we thought the people in charge thought the history started the day the ink dried on their deal [when the previous owners purchased the team]. And that’s kind of painful.

“I was there at a good time to get to know Erskine and [Roy] Campanella and [Maury] Wills and [Johnny] Roseboro, all the guys that you never heard brought up and you never heard them talked about [in recent years]. So to me it was painful, because they were friends of mine and they were people that led me down the right path. So I feel better now. I feel good about it.

“I still have friends who were there when I played there, who were in concessions, who were ushers. Some come to see my in Palm Springs and sit around and lament [in recent years] – and the statement they made was, you’re only here three days a year. You really don’t know.”

Now, the cloud has lifted. Dodgers from the past – as well as the present – are thrilled that the team is under sound new ownership that’s not looking to run the grand franchise on the cheap and neglect the living museum that is Dodger Stadium, one of the last surviving old baseball palaces.

“Magic has been there forever and has been a Dodger fan,” Sutton said. “Stan loves baseball – very few people know how much Stan Kasten knows and loves the history of baseball. He’s a baseball historian. He can cite you chapter and verse of so many things. So I like having him pulling on the reins.

“It’s like the Fourth of July, I think this was an explosion [when the team was sold] that was the beginning,” Sutton said, “of something that’s going to be good for Los Angeles and for the Dodgers.”

• Chipper’s last stop at Chavez: His .240 average in 58 games at Dodger Stadium is his lowest at any current venue where Chipper Jones has played at least 20 games, but that doesn’t at all correlate to his enjoyment and appreciation of the ballpark nestled in the hills just a mile or two from downtown L.A. It should be noted, he does have 12 homers and 33 RBIs in 221 at-bats at the stadium.

“I do enjoy playing there,” said Jones, who’ll turn 40 on Tuesday, in the middle of his last scheduled series at Dodger Stadium before he retires after the season. “I grew up a Dodger fan, so it was always a dream of mine to play there. It’s probably, I think, the most beautiful place to play a baseball game. Chavez Ravine is a pretty awesome place.”

Understand, Jones grew up in Central Florida at a time when the Dodgers trained in Vero Beach and there were no major league teams that played in Florida other than spring training. The Dodgers were one of the high-profile national teams that appeared often on TV.

“While I don’t have the same feelings about the Dodgers that I did when I was a kid, they’ve got a great club,” Jones said. “It’s always been a tough place to play.”

He added: “I miss listening to Vin Scully on TV.”

Scully, the 84-year-old legendary Dodgers broadcaster, missed five early season games with a bad cold, including his first missed home opener in 35 years.

Scully doesn’t do many road games anymore but hasn’t announce any plans to retire. Chipper scoffed when I suggested he might ride off into the sunset the same year as Scully.

“Nah, Vin isn’t going anywhere,” he said. “Vin’s a lifer.”

By the way, Chipper missed the first and last games of the four-game series at Arizona. He was held from the series opener after his left knee swelled during the long flight from Atlanta, and got another rest, as planned, in Sunday’s day game after a night game Saturday.

He did pinch-hit Sunday, and after the game I noticed Chipper limping more than usual. Don’t know if he did something while trying to beat out the double play he grounded into, or if it was just a bit more than his usual postgame soreness.

When I asked him whether he thought the short flight from Phoenix to L.A. might be easier on the knee than the longer flights from Houston to Atlanta and Atlanta to Phoenix that necessitated missed games (and fluid drainage after the Houston-Atlanta flight), he said there really was no way of knowing until he actually made the flight and woke today (the knee was sore the morning after the longer two flights).

He had arthroscopic surgery on the left knee March 26, and manager Fredi Gonzalez and head trainer Jeff Porter are trying to make sure Jones gets enough rest after returning from that DL stint in the minimum 15 days and without a minor league rehab assignment.

Jones agreed with the amount of playing time he’s gotten early.

“At least here in the beginning while I kind of play myself into shape,” he said. “That’s the main thing. And still with some residual knee stuff, he [Gonzalez] been good about playing me a couple of days, giving me a day off if I need it. And gradually, hopefully I won’t continue to need days off every couple of days, maybe start giving me one off every week or so.”

In his first three games off the DL, Chipper went 5-for-12 with two homers, five RBIs, two walks and a .500 OBP. He played six games since them and gone 3-for-17 with a double, three RBIs, two walks and a .250 OBP.

Against tonight’s starter, Capuano, he’s 1-for-13 with five strikeouts.

• Heyward’s Dodger blue(s): It’s still too small a sample size to stress about, but Jason Heyward is well aware of his statistics against the Dodgers, who’ve given him fits like no other team has. The Braves right fielder is 3-for-49 (.061) with three RBIs, three walks and 18 strikeouts against the Dodgers, including 0-for-24 with no walks in his past eight games.

Heyward is 2-for-31 with 11 strikeouts in eight games at Dodger Stadium.

“I was talking to B-Mac [Brian McCann] about it, actually,” Heyward said. “About how we all have places that are tough to play us as hitters. Like he said, ‘You’ve only had two years. Just stay with your approach and you’ll be fine. Go out there and don’t even think about that.’ And I’m not. I’m just going to stay short to the ball like I’ve been doing, and just make adjustments.”

He hasn’t faced Chris Capuano, who thrived against the Braves last year with the Mets. Heyward faced several tough Dodgers lefties in the past including last year, when he struggled against lefties like never before in his pro career.

So far this season Heyward has hit .304 (7-for-23) against lefties, with two doubles, a homer, seven RBIs and a .360 OBP.

“You’ve got to give credit to that pitching staff that we’ve faced out there,” he said, running through a few that came immediately to mind, lefties and righties. “[Chad] Billingsley, [Clayton] Kershaw … in 2010 they had [reliever Hong-Chih] Kuo, throwing 97 at the time. And [Hiroki] Kuroda, who almost no-hit at us at home. So give them credit. But at the same time, the more times you can face a pitching staff over the years, the more comfortable you can get.”

Braves lineup

  1. Bourn CF
  2. Prado 3B
  3. Freeman 1B
  4. Uggla 2B
  5. Diaz LF
  6. Heyward RF
  7. Ross C
  8. Wilson SS
  9. Jurrjens RHP

•Tonight’s matchup: Simply put, the Braves really need better results in tonight’s series opener from Jair Jurrjens, who has an 8.10 ERA and .362 opponents’ average through three starts.

They hope he can pitch like he has in the past against the Dodgers – he’s 3-1 with a 3.06 ERA in six career starts against the Dodgers, including 1-0 with a 1.38 ERA in two during the past two seasons. He is 1-0 with a 3.31 ERA in three starts at Dodger Stadium, where he got no decision in an April 2011 start after allowing one run in six innings.

Matt Kemp is 4-for-14 with a homer against him, and Andre Ethier is 5-for-11.

Dodgers lefty Capuano is 3-1 with a 1.56 ERA in his past seven games (six starts) against the Braves, including 2-0 with a 1.29 ERA in two starts last season with the Mets. He had 19 strikeouts in 14 innings of those two games, including 13 strikeouts with no walks in a two-hit shutout Aug. 26, the game that began the Braves’ 10-20 season-ending skid.

Hot-hitting Braves leadoff man Michael Bourn was a pest for Dbacks pitchers in the long weekend series.

Hot-hitting Braves leadoff man Michael Bourn was a pest for Dbacks pitchers in the long weekend series.

“He’s got a really good changeup,” Chipper said. “It’s more like a split than it is a changeup; it disappears on you. It’s not going to be easy [facing him] this time, either. Hopefully JJ can keep us in the game and we can fare a little better against him.

“I like the way we’re playing right now. We can beat you a bunch of different ways – we can win a slugfest and we can win a 2-1 game. A lot’s been said about the amount of runs we’ve scored to this point, but we’ve won some close games the past 10 days.”

• Etc.

Michael Bourn was 3-for-24 with two runs, no RBI and one stolen base in his first six games. In 10 games since then, the Braves leadoff man is 19-for-41 (.463) with 10 runs, four RBIs, six stolen bases and a .522 OBP and 1.107 OPS…. Freddie Freeman hit .162 (6-for-37) with one extra-base hit and one RBI, a .205 OBP and a .189 slugging in his first nine games. In six games since he’s 11-for-23 (.478) with five doubles, three homers and 14 RBIs, with a .478 OBP and 1.087 slugging percentage…. Matt Diaz is 12-for-25 with a homer and five RBIs at Dodger Stadium, and 6-for-18 against Capuano…. Southern California native Freeman is 4-for-13 with two homers in four games at Dodger Stadium… Jack Wilson is 10-for-27 vs. Capuano.

• Let’s close with one from the late, great songwriter and longtime Los Angeleno Warren Zevon, which you can hear by clicking here.

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“JOIN ME IN L.A.” by Warren Zevon

Well, they say this place is evil
That ain’t why I stay
‘Cause I found something
That will never be nothing
And I found it in L. A.

It was midnight in Topanga
I heard the DJ say
There’s a full moon rising
Join me in L. A.

wake up . . . wake up

I was at the Tropicana
On a dark and sultry day
Had to call someone long distance
I said “Join me in L. A.”
Join me in L. A.

– By David O’Brien, Braves/MIB blog

2,005 comments Add your comment

southern hope

April 23rd, 2012
4:57 pm

I love Don Sutton & Jim Powell already….so now I”m *really* looking forward to tonight’s game. (i’m one of those folks who only listens to the games on the radio….and when *forced* to watch them on TV, I mute the set & play the radio.)

Venice Jim

April 23rd, 2012
4:58 pm

Thanks, DOB!!!

southern hope

April 23rd, 2012
5:00 pm

And when there’s no radio and no TV, I just listen to Venice Jim. :)

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
5:00 pm

the utter incomprehensibilitiveness of lefty posting….

The A Bomb

April 23rd, 2012
5:01 pm

Welcome back to L.A. — RAIN on Wednesday.

Bat Masterson

April 23rd, 2012
5:02 pm

Bat Masterson, go back and read some posts from earlier today about how those who thought Hayward should

Shaun don’t you know when you’ve been baited. Good grief they even told you they were doing it.

David O'Brien

April 23rd, 2012
5:03 pm

Freddie Freeman is NL Player of the Week, hit .478 with 3 homers, 5 doubles, 14 RBIs, 1.087 slugging percentage

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
5:05 pm

I’m looking forward to Vin on my TV again :)

flange1

April 23rd, 2012
5:05 pm

Thanks for the new blog DOB!

Sorry you missed the DBT’s at the Tabernacle this weekend, we rocked the place without you!

Murph

April 23rd, 2012
5:06 pm

Player O’ The Week! Nice job Freddie!

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
5:07 pm

Freddie is a POW too???

Woody Woodward

April 23rd, 2012
5:07 pm

Given the choice of braves announcers or vin today, Gonna go with vin, too.

Venice Jim

April 23rd, 2012
5:08 pm

And, after that cameo, I am off until game time….

ATLBrave

April 23rd, 2012
5:13 pm

Go Bourn and Freeman… lead us to at lest 2 of 3 out there in LA

phil

April 23rd, 2012
5:15 pm

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
4:54 pm

now that I am finding out who is lefthanded I begin to understand the problems of some folk’s posts
************
This from a bum who must be right handed….

BravesFansince1968

April 23rd, 2012
5:15 pm

In his case that is Player of the Week, not Piece of Work noles

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
5:15 pm

Scully will retire when they put the last shovel of dirt on top of his box.
He loves the game too much, to do otherwise.

phil

April 23rd, 2012
5:16 pm

I would take Darrel Chaney or the horrid John Sterling over Chip….

And it takes a lot ot admit that.

brian

April 23rd, 2012
5:16 pm

can we just intentionally walk Kemp and Ethier the entire series??

flange1

April 23rd, 2012
5:17 pm

Gosh, I thought Freddie was a Prisoner of War….

What an idiot I am!

Bat Masterson

April 23rd, 2012
5:17 pm

Good read, DOB

Congrats to Freeman

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
5:17 pm

OK 68, I guess there is a difference, huh….

phil

April 23rd, 2012
5:17 pm

ot admit or to admit…

take your pick.

phil

April 23rd, 2012
5:18 pm

Fire Vin!!

63 years is plenty. ;-)

phil

April 23rd, 2012
5:19 pm

Excellent read, DOB.

thank ya

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
5:19 pm

right is right and left is wrong. In my day we beat them till they learned better and switched to righty

phil

April 23rd, 2012
5:21 pm

It was such an enlightened age back in the early 30’s…

phil

April 23rd, 2012
5:21 pm

Later, taters…

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
5:23 pm

What has happen to Sutton’s hair since that picture was taken?
Reckon, he had it stuffed up under his cap?

David O'Brien

April 23rd, 2012
5:23 pm

Freeman NL Player of the Week after eight extra-base hits and 14 RBIs in six games

http://blogs.ajc.com/atlanta-braves-blog/2012/04/23/freeman-named-nl-player-of-the-week/

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
5:24 pm

he fell in luv with a cute lil’ lady poodle….

Chip Carey's Mama

April 23rd, 2012
5:24 pm

Hey punk, don’t be bad mouthin’ my boy like that.
Everyone knows that Chip is a great announcer.

TennesseePaul

April 23rd, 2012
5:24 pm

Thanks for the work DOB. Still say you should try out Philippe’s on the way to the stadium Totally worth it. Every last bit of it.

GO BRAVES!!

MFin04

April 23rd, 2012
5:25 pm

It appears Phil has locked up top 10 honors for this blog already. ;) Rivaling Ward’s keen ability to write posts.

J-Man

April 23rd, 2012
5:25 pm

We need Instant Replay in MLB

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
5:25 pm

well maybe not quite great mama, but better than most here think

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
5:26 pm

I hope that Freeman can inflict some more damage to their opponents, while visiting LA.

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
5:28 pm

Fire Vin!!

63 years is plenty.

BLASPHEMY!!!

CB

April 23rd, 2012
5:28 pm

VJ, thanks for info on Seth Greenberg. Timing is terrible.

jones boys, no relation

April 23rd, 2012
5:28 pm

great song choice….off of my favorite (by far and away) of zevon’s efforts

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
5:29 pm

I will say one thing for Chip, he has improved greatly, I think.
I used to not be able to stand listening to his broadcasts.
Now, I can stand listening to his broadcasts.

Sylvester Bill

April 23rd, 2012
5:30 pm

DOB- Great read. For those of us you have been there, Chavez is special

J-Man

April 23rd, 2012
5:30 pm

But Yea I’m the 1 calling for instant replay. Think about it there are so many bang bang plays in baseball or fair foul calls that get missed and Im not saying that the Umpires dont do a good job but even they need help. Just remember how bad Jim Joyce felt for blowing that No hitter from Armando Gallergra. If he had instant replay he would have gotten the call right and wouldnt have had to go through all of that. But It will also stop a lot of corrupt umpires that may be in baseball. Look Tim Donaghy was considered a good ref but when the FBI closed in on him betting on the games he officiated, and would affect the point spread to his favor. Well the same men that bet on NBA games and point spreds also bet on MLB games, and with alot more umpires and a lot more games it would make it easier for an official to get bought off and make some bad calls on purpose. Instant replay would help to regulate any corrupt umpires if there are out there. Also if you have replay you will have less arguments and less managers setting a bad example for kids, if a bad call was made the manager would challange it and the play would get reversed.

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
5:32 pm

phil left, shift change at the Burger King.

Skeezix

April 23rd, 2012
5:32 pm

Congratulations to Freeman!

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
5:32 pm

Heisenberg

April 23rd, 2012
5:32 pm

Dress warm DOB. I went to a night game in Dodger Stadium in June one year in the 80’s and just about froze my arse off.

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
5:33 pm

shift change at Checkers, gotta go…

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
5:34 pm

Still say you should try out Philippe’s on the way to the stadium Totally worth it. Every last bit of it.

First, totally agree. One of my favorite places and an LA landmark.

Second, TNPaul, how on EARTH do you know about Philippe’s??? :)

Nardville

April 23rd, 2012
5:35 pm

Only thing worse than starting J.J. tonight would be starting Durbin.

Woody Woodward

April 23rd, 2012
5:40 pm

“hangin’” chad durbin?

cricket

April 23rd, 2012
5:46 pm

I will say one thing for Chip, he has improved greatly, I think.

Nope, you’ve just gotten used to the crap, that’s all.

Reid in EAV

April 23rd, 2012
5:46 pm

I’d love to hear some Scully audio for tonight’s game. Anybody got a link?

Woody Woodward

April 23rd, 2012
5:50 pm

Chip is just too earnest. EJ had some of that when he broke in, but sitting with Charles and Kenny cured him and he switched to self-deprecation interspersed with strategically placed zingers.

What do you think, Shaun?

Skeeterleg

April 23rd, 2012
6:00 pm

If forced to listen to five minutes of “Swishalicious” or “Texiera sends a text message”, we would all beg for Chip.

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
6:01 pm

Reid in EAV-

the Dodger flagship station is KLAC 570 am here in LA- you might be able to get the feed over the internet, but I wouldn’t count on it. Also, Vin only does the first 3 innings on radio, if you were unaware…

Skeezix

April 23rd, 2012
6:03 pm

Dodger stadium is a very special place–I loved watching baseball there when I lived in the L.A. area.
Vin Scully is simply the best.

Murph

April 23rd, 2012
6:04 pm

4 hours to go….

Coach (2012 Fredi's Beisbol Fandango)

April 23rd, 2012
6:04 pm

Dodgers by a touchdown tonight :)

Bat Masterson

April 23rd, 2012
6:10 pm

Chip could stand to tone it down a bit.

Kat

April 23rd, 2012
6:11 pm

Lineup…

Bourn 8 Prado 5 Freeman 3 Uggla 4 Diaz 7 Heyward 9 Ross 2 Wilson 6 Jurrjens 1

BravesFan_inLA

April 23rd, 2012
6:15 pm

Just moved to LA in time for the Dodgers/Braves! Can’t wait to see a Braves game at Dodger Stadium. Long time Blog follower, so DOB where do I go after the game to buy you a beer or 3?

Braveone

April 23rd, 2012
6:19 pm

From the previous blog which had 2,599 comments, nolie led the way with 240 posts. There were 175 different poster names. Here are the Top 25:

Rank Poster Frequency

1 nolie 240
2 cabravesfan 180
3 Lawton 164
4 VaBravesFan 108
5 Venice Jim 69
6 McFann :Ô: :Ô: 59
7 The A Bomb 58
8 Woody Woodward 54
9 phil 52
10 Bat Masterson 51
11 JasonInFL 50
12 richbrave 48
13 Nick 39
14 Sopheee 39
15 TNScott 37
16 bravesgrl4life 36
17 ncscoots 36
18 George 35
19 J-MAN 35
20 Lew 35
21 tiger297 35
22 Brava 34
23 brian 34
24 cricket 34
25 ray k 34

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
6:20 pm

BOO! lost my spot to nolie! THE SHAME!!!

David O'Brien

April 23rd, 2012
6:29 pm

Braves lineup: Bourn CF, Prado 3B, Freeman 1B, Uggla 2B, Diaz LF, Heyward RF, Ross C, Wilson SS, Jurrjens RH

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
6:32 pm

It’s been overcast all day.Should help JJ keep it in the park tonight,God willing.

ncscoots

April 23rd, 2012
6:32 pm

TennPaul, looks as if you were on it, re Pastornicky. Three days off is more than a Fredo “reset”, looks like.

Hugo Z Hackenbush

April 23rd, 2012
6:33 pm

Another “atheist” lineup…no Pastor Nick!

GTI in Brooklyn

April 23rd, 2012
6:34 pm

Huh. Three straight games without the Pastor, starts to seem like something really might be up. Wonder what’s behind it.

ncscoots

April 23rd, 2012
6:36 pm

Might be a Rally Stripper lineup, Hugo…in that they might need one to win it. :-)

Kat

April 23rd, 2012
6:36 pm

Another 10pm game..gonna be a long night here on the east coast. Listening to music will suffice till then.. NIN’s Something I Can Never Have playing now.. good tune. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEW8riKU_tE

Lew

April 23rd, 2012
6:36 pm

Gonna be a log jam at second with boith Martin and Uggla there. I’m assuming Prado is playing third.

Pete*

April 23rd, 2012
6:37 pm

(From earlier blog):
“He {Kemp} went 5-for-23 against them in 2011 with two homers, six RBIs,………”
Ill never forget 1 of those bombs and 2 of the RBI’s last April. Bottom of 9th, 1 out, Braves winning by 1 run, man on 2nd with 1st base open and Kemp up (he was on fire then also, similar to this year). For some incomprehensible reason, FG decides to pitch to Kemp. Game over; LA wins by 1. If Braves win that game, they make the playoffs last year. Something tells me we wont see the same nonsense this time.

Pete*

April 23rd, 2012
6:38 pm

Lew major defensive shift lol

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
6:38 pm

Wait…is Uggla at 2nd or 3rd?

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
6:38 pm

Me thinks we need a shortstop.

brian

April 23rd, 2012
6:39 pm

How bad is CHipper’s knee right now? Pinch hit duty only tonight?

Kat

April 23rd, 2012
6:39 pm

Uggs at 2nd …Prado at 3rd probably.

brian

April 23rd, 2012
6:39 pm

OK Mr. Frisky – who do you have in mind and what do we give up to get this player?

Hugo Z Hackenbush

April 23rd, 2012
6:41 pm

Scoots, no sacrifice is too great if it results in a win. Please locate one for them.

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
6:41 pm

Kat-

One would assume, but I’ve seen 3 lineups with 3 different Marteen/Uggla positions. And it’s Monday. And I need a nap :D

Kat

April 23rd, 2012
6:43 pm

Cab .. haha I’m with ya on that. I’m listening to music to keep me awake. Long day at work.

GTI in Brooklyn

April 23rd, 2012
6:44 pm

Wondering if PASTOR’s out because of his Bat or because of his Glove. I feel like I’ve been reading the occasional quote from FREDI here and there about laying back on ground balls, learning when he needs to get to the ball and throw with more urgency, things like that. But maybe I’m exaggerating that in my memory.

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
6:45 pm

Kat-

Dog made me get up at 5:15 to take her out to munch on grass…took forever to get back to sleep and then had to get up at 7 and go to the gym :)

Steve

April 23rd, 2012
6:45 pm

“Braveone” you REALLY need a life!

reckingball

April 23rd, 2012
6:45 pm

I ain’t reel gud with rithmatick, but I’ma thinkin that them Braves needed 2 more wins than whut they had, last year, to git into them playoffs.

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
6:47 pm

Steve, do you honestly believe he counts each person’s posts? It’s a software program…

Hugo Z Hackenbush

April 23rd, 2012
6:48 pm

Ah, no blog is complete without someone telling Braveone to get a life…

ChattTownBrian (CTB)

April 23rd, 2012
6:49 pm

Sutton likes to hear himself talk I think.

Not going to be a Dback,MIL type series for us I don’t believe. Tough team though we luck out not having to face Kershaw who’s probably my favorite non Brave pitcher. Kemp and especially Ethier murder our pitcher from my recollection.

Mister Frisky

April 23rd, 2012
6:53 pm

@Brian,I don’t know dude,it was a simpleton observation.But no team with Jack Wilson on it will be playing in October.

Steve

April 23rd, 2012
7:01 pm

cabraves fan, WHO CARES who has the most “posts?”

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
7:02 pm

Steve-

Some of us find it fun. If you don’t care, scroll by it.

bravesgrl4life

April 23rd, 2012
7:11 pm

That’s awesome for Fab 5 Freddie Freeman!

Bat Masterson

April 23rd, 2012
7:14 pm

A two hour old blog with less than 100 comments?

keylargo

April 23rd, 2012
7:14 pm

I don’t know what Pastornicky will do but the lack of respect a lot of you give Jack Wilson is bewildering. The guys been in MLB for 12 season and has always been known for his defense despite hitting .266/ .307/ .367/ .674 over his career.

I would feel fine with him at SS before I would give up Teheran and/or Delgado for a stop gag solution just for this season.

Bat Masterson

April 23rd, 2012
7:15 pm

Cant have that

Bat Masterson

April 23rd, 2012
7:16 pm

Time to turn the page

nolie

April 23rd, 2012
7:16 pm

play Prado at short….

Bat Masterson

April 23rd, 2012
7:18 pm

cabravesfan

April 23rd, 2012
7:18 pm

Everyone’s napping

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