3:37 pm May 8, 2012, by David O'Brien
May 8th, 20126:14 pm
Glad to be of service, guys.
May 8th, 20126:16 pm
You’re welcome Kat. Saw a bunch of people taking your Wrigley Field tour today….
Prado may not steal you bases, but leading off in his career, in 582 AB (about a season), he’s put up a .297, .339, .462, .801 line. Not bad at all.
May 8th, 20126:17 pm
Pizza night here too! Maybe this means a W?!!??
Coach (2012 Fredi's beisbol fandango)
May 8th, 20126:28 pm
Evan Gattis might be an absolute stud or dud. His future like most minor leaguers depends on the ability to hit breaking stuff and making adjustments. But it’s obvious that the entire organization believes they have another diamond in the rough…ala Brandon Beachy.
The master of baseball
May 8th, 20126:32 pm
I bet the Braves lose 13-3 tonight.
May 8th, 20126:33 pm
Thanks for the pic O’Brien. Although I have never been to a game at Wrigley I have drove right past it a time or two. Gotta get there one of these days as Chicago also has one of the coolest World War II exhibits to be found anywhere:
May 8th, 20126:35 pm
The master of baseball
May 8th, 2012
I bet the Braves lose 13-3 tonight.
Your crazy, no way braves score 3 runs tonight!
May 8th, 20126:40 pm
David, pretty great tour…hopefully those on the tour enjoyed it and their experience at Wrigley. Wrigley was a fun place to wander around.
May 8th, 20126:42 pm
Weaver cried? Pus**!
May 8th, 20126:47 pm
If people are looking for tonight’s game and you’re not in a viewing area you can watch it here for ‘free’ http://www.vipbox.tv/sports/baseball.html
South Bound And Down
May 8th, 20126:48 pm
Hope he can pass a Roid test! Saw him in Rome and no doubt he
is cock strong!
May 8th, 20126:53 pm
Beyond Braves land,
The Orioles and Rays are tied atop the A.L. East, while the Yankees and Red Sox are wallowing at the bottom of their division.
Then over in the A.L. Central we have the Cleveland Indians leading the charge. In our own NL East…the Nationals (yep, I knew they would win, but 1st?). Over in the NL West, those lowly Dodgers are in first. So what in the blue hazes is going on here? Have the Baseball Gods lost their freaking minds!!!!!
May 8th, 20126:57 pm
Against tonight’s starter Delgado, righties are hitting only .196 (9-for-46) with a .625 OPS, but lefties .328 (20-for-61) with .865 OPS.
May 8th, 20127:00 pm
can we platoon pitchers?
May 8th, 20127:09 pm
maybe we ought to teacj pitchers to play left field too
that way you could bring in minor and delgado same night, switch em back and forth
May 8th, 20127:13 pm
I was thinking just along that line gary
pitchers shag fly ball in the OF during ST, or at least they used to..
May 8th, 20127:14 pm
Use Meldeen, he’s a switch hitter, right.
May 8th, 20127:16 pm
May 8th, 20127:18 pm
t always thought when furcal was here he’d made a good closer
May 8th, 20127:25 pm
You just have to tip your cap and believe the back of the bubble gum card.
May 8th, 20127:29 pm
McCann is 8-for-47 (.170) w/ two homers and 8 RBIs in his past 12 games, and half the RBI came on one swing off Roy Halladay.
May 8th, 20127:30 pm
back of the bubble gum card says that the Cubbies win again tonight. I’m not sure I wanna believe that….
May 8th, 20127:31 pm
May 8th, 20127:32 pm
Is it sad if I’m using my laptop that’s over heating to keep me warm while I watch relax on my couch catching up on my dvr.. haha. I see it’s 81 in Atlanta ..in the 50s here, burrr.
May 8th, 20127:34 pm
Sounds like a resourceful use of energy to me, Kat.
May 8th, 20127:35 pm
Whatever works Kat. I’m siting on the screen porch listening to the kids, that live in the house behind mine, play in the pool.
May 8th, 20127:40 pm
I’m sitting in the ‘puter room finishing up a thick slab of medium rare prime rib with au jus and horseradish sauce and french fries, after an antipasto salad. waitin’ for the game
May 8th, 20127:41 pm
key lime pie coming up for desert…
McFann :Ô: :Ô:
May 8th, 20127:42 pm
DOB McCann is 8-for-47 (.170) w/ two homers and 8 RBIs in his past 12 games, and half the RBI came on one swing off Roy Halladay.
Hey! Maybe that’ll work as a Reverse-Curse!…To make it official, tell Joe Simpson to say it on air!…
May 8th, 20127:51 pm
DOB – great-ass column. I understand the cynics, heck, everyone is here and there, but I am hoping that Mr. Gattis makes good. He inspires us the way many cultural and literary figures do. I do like hearing the updates on this guy, and am amazed at how he’s done. Couple of weeks ago I read somewhere to forget about him – he was, according to this writer, a ST footnote, an interesting story, but nothing more. Man, those numbers are wicked – and, as you well-noted, the missing four years didn’t take their toll on his body. Thanks for a great write.
May 8th, 20127:53 pm
More key lime pie?
Now I want some but don’t have time to go to publix and back before game time.
DOB’s column had a great ass? I didn’t even notice. Must be even older than I thought I was…
Joe in SoCal
May 8th, 20127:54 pm
Love McCann…but they need to seperate him and Uggs right now. Can’t afford back to back rally killers. BMac just ain’t feelin it. Last at bat was not good…not sure what it is..confidence/vision?
May 8th, 20127:56 pm
yeah I use it regularly when I do have a sweet, it has fewer calories than some other pies and does not jack my sugar up all that much.
May 8th, 20127:57 pm
I haven’t had their key lime pie. I’ll have to take a look the next time I’m there.
May 8th, 20127:58 pm
Damn, nolie beat me to the ass comment.
May 8th, 20128:00 pm
Braves offense has hummed despite McCann’s “ups and downs”
…meanwhile, the Holsteins are having a fabulous kosher BBQ before the game. The Chick Filet cow can’t attend. The gossip is, she’s always plastered at Turner Field. Mrs. O’Leary’s cow wants to roast marshmellows afterwards.
May 8th, 20128:01 pm
I did try the vanilla buttercream cake. Very good
This is one of DOBBlogroll: Hot Links. You older guys (of which I am too) will love the pictures form the 50’s – 70’s. Hippies, Bikers, Musicians from that era (Stunning picture of Edgar and Johnny Winter), Harleys, BSA’s, Triumps, Husqvarnas (of which I had a motocross 400cc single cylinder). This will bring back so many memories. Be prepared to spend a couple of hours on this site your first visit.
The link would help
May 8th, 20128:03 pm
Mac will be an all star. Too bad Ross is so damned good. No longer trust Hansen, don’t “get” Delgado. Huddy, Minor, Venters, Kimbrell(?),super. Bring Medlen back in there!
apologize for saying I miss Moylen.
Bat – addictive stuff. The frosting on that cake is like crack.
May 8th, 20128:04 pm
Why are the Cubs full of theselves anyways? Seems they’ve been like that in the recent years.
Lee in S GA
McCann is slowly working his way out of a big contract signing with the Braves…but I’m sure he and this organization will work out a discount deal for the future and BOTH be happy with it…not bad considering his past performances but not good enough to be the FRANCHISE future player…Freeman is probably on his way to earn this title
May 8th, 20128:05 pm
I love carrot cake, the frosting on that is addictive too, but that does drive my sugar outta sight
May 8th, 20128:06 pm
2010 Draft reaps rewards – LF Gattis, 3B Terdoslavich, SS Simmons, CF Lipka are Braves everyday players in 2014.
Efrim quits job, leaves wife, moves to top of mountain and lives in alone for the remainder of his years…..
May 8th, 20128:07 pm
Agree Lee…although he doesn’t admit to it…reading between the lines on DOB’s last blog about McCann…he sounds kinda depressed.
May 8th, 20128:09 pm
McFatty depressed? needs a sugar binge that will get him going again….
May 8th, 20128:11 pm
Deepfried tweenky with a powder sugar coat is all it takes, eh?
May 8th, 20128:12 pm
Braves are getting Dempstered tonight..
Marteen yay, Freeman boo
Chip has already said “Chigaaaago” 3 times since first pitch. He said it around 40 times last night. Man the guy is so silly sometimes.
May 8th, 20128:13 pm
May 8th, 20128:14 pm
@ChattTownBrian (CTB) You mad bro?
May 8th, 20128:15 pm
Send McFatty down, bring up Gattis
May 8th, 20128:16 pm
2010 Draft reaps rewards – LF Gattis,
I thought Gattis had been out of the game for a few years?
May 8th, 20128:17 pm
chip is at 4 “Chigaaago” now.
May 8th, 20128:18 pm
As frustrating as Josh Smith can be at times at least i’ve seen progress in his game. Can’t say the same for Marvin.
…Befriends a member of the Sydney Pollock Tribe and they watch old movies while eating eat crow.
May 8th, 20128:19 pm
Nice glove from Freddie…YAWN
Freddie showing those old 3B moves.
who likes Castro? Guy hits but makes bow-coo errors each year
Yabba Dabb Do, Fred!
May 8th, 20128:21 pm
nolie, each year? How long has Castro even been around? Thought he was in his 2nd full year.
That guy looks about 12 years old
cab it’s funny how Freddie’s great stretches or snags are so common that it brings zero reaction by the fans. Or at least not enough that someone will take the time to type it on the blog.
May 8th, 20128:22 pm
this is his 3rd year and he has 8 errors already.27 and 29 the first two
May 8th, 20128:23 pm
Have the Hawks folded yet?
lotsa folks here are on game day so of course they don’t even know about the great plays
Casto – 21 years old. Going to be great. Much better D than Pastornicky now and hits better than Pastor ever will.
UGHHHHHHH these fu***** commercials … specially that kid in the at&t talking to the little kids playing basketball. Every. Single. Game. they show it 50 times.
Screw you nolie!
Just want to start a fight!
May 8th, 20128:24 pm
Good to see Horford back. Really missed his athleticism.
May 8th, 20128:25 pm
much better D? with 30 errors per year? I’m not buying that at all
Justice would be Dempster on the DL with left wrist inflamation.
How is it a guy as old as Chip can still be going thru puberty? His voice still cracks like a thirteen yr old school boy.
Somebody needs to shoot those friggin birds.
May 8th, 20128:26 pm
5 “Chicaaaaaaago”s for Chip the dork
nolie very true, didn’t think about that.
May 8th, 20128:27 pm
Have the Hawks folded yet?
They’re trying, making the celtics feel good about themselves in the process.
Shame too, East outside of Miami is wide open this year.
May 8th, 20128:28 pm
Where’s Alfred Hitchcock?
You are forgetting that ever since the first play he ever saw Pastornicky make, Largo decided that he was not a major league shortstop, and will never change his mind about that noles
May 8th, 20128:29 pm
Jerry, be sure to tell them to point that pellet gun at Samardja as well. That hippie is douchebag, you can tell.
May 8th, 20128:30 pm
Enough with the hit and runs, this team is not very successful at them. I actually like them, we just don’t execute them well.
we loo flat again tonight offensively, hopefully Delgado can pitch a gem
May 8th, 20128:31 pm
Heyward worked a good at bat and then swung at slop to strike out. Do the Braves ever successfully execute a hit and run? Their opponents sure do.
May 8th, 20128:32 pm
It wasn’t a hit and run.
Joe in SoCal he sounds kinda depressed.
Depressed?? I don’t think he’s depressed…Unless the fact that he keeps getting ROBBED OF HITS AND RBI is starting to get to him…
He’s going to make a comeback, don’t you worry…Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday and for the rest of your life…
Nolie – Pastornicky has lived a charmed life with the Official Scores so far. He’s had about 5 or 6 plays that could go either way plus his range is so bad he has avoided a couple of errors there too. Plus Freddie saved his butt more than a few times. He’s not a starter IMO. Sorry.
May 8th, 20128:33 pm
Thank you for that link KL, I book-marked it for perusin’ at my leisure
May 8th, 20128:34 pm
Hayward stood and took the perfect pitch to hit out onto Waveland Ave then struck out on ball 4. If he took that pitch we have runners on 1stand 2nd with 1 out.
GATTIS NOW so we have our 3rd catcher and can male in-game moves with BRIAN and DAVID, Shame to waste one of thier bats every game, A plus GATTIS also corner outfield type cat.
May 8th, 20128:35 pm
his range is not that bad
“Pastornicky has lived a charmed life with the Official Scores so far. He’s had about 5 or 6 plays that could go either way plus his range is so bad he has avoided a couple of errors there too.”
Same strategy worked for Cal Ripken… lol
Chicago might trade Castro to the Braves for Pastornicky if the Braves threw in Freeman, Delgado and Teheran.
May 8th, 20128:36 pm
May 8th, 2012
100% in agreement!
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