3:12 pm May 30, 2012, by David O'Brien
May 30th, 20128:00 pm
Well, BBQ Man, we were bad for a week plus & there is still the stench of September that won’t go away till they make the playoffs whenever they are good enough to do so.
May 30th, 20128:01 pm
you need to reread ohhhhhhyeah – didn’t say a word until the single and then said way to go Constanza.
Maybe you need some of Freeman’s glasses to read
May 30th, 20128:02 pm
That was a good play by Freeman. Almost had him at 2nd.
May 30th, 20128:03 pm
Time to take back first!
Joe in So Cal–I have had the Disgusted name since September and will keep it until they are back in the post season.
Do not have to win in post season, but at least get there.
Might still keep the disgusted name due to the Thrashers story, and that is a long long story, one yr anniversary we got shafted tommorrow nite.
Rooting for Kovalchuck, Moose and Boulton though.
i see what you are talking about – typo- i thought i said big at bat by Constanza – RISP, 2 outs, etc.
I like Constanza, always have though of course I don’t think he walks on water.
Settle down there a little bit
brian @ 754
perhaps you meant to say BIG at bat for constanza, but i was assuming you meant “bad” since i saw it right after he swung and missed. if so, my apologies
May 30th, 20128:04 pm
Hack Wilson can’t even catch the ball anymore…
Nice start though! Well done mac, fred, uggla and georgie…
Us here in Winnipeg kinda like the Thrasher story though?
Joe in SoCal
May 30th, 20128:05 pm
alright there’s the one…half way to the 8th. workin like a charm.
I’m not a big Constanza fan, but I gotta say that he is a sight better defensively than the others we’ve had out there. Not saying anything against Prado in left, but I’d rather have him at third.
May 30th, 20128:06 pm
Interesting stat from ESPN:
Heading into play this evening, every team in the AL East and NL East is above .500; according to #Elias, this is 1st time this has happened
May 30th, 20128:07 pm
@Brian–I don’t think that anyone thinks that Constanza walks on water but I do think you do agree that as a role player, the Braves have had worse come through here. And he is a veteran minor leaguer who will accept that role.
You need vet bench guys around, even at the AAA level just in case. If he alternates between the G-Braves and here and helps for s short stint in a piinch, that is an assett to have around. A guy like he will never complain about playing time.
Bourn back under .300….
DFA the bozo.
Disgusted..I hear ya..somethin’ bought this team feels a little different. seems a little more resilient. perhaps they learned a little somethin last year.
May 30th, 20128:08 pm
No we love him again…..300!
STFU and enjoy the game.
“No but I heard he works as a marine biologist in the offseason.”
Not as an architect?
May 30th, 20128:09 pm
@Fols—If you are in Winnipeg than you should.
That is a nucleus of a team you got from us and they developed and scuffled learning the game on our watch.
And we are NOT getting a team back. Not for a couple of generations anyway. IF the league expands to 40 plus teams well, never know but there is not enough room to do that.
May 30th, 20128:10 pm
that Prado at bat sukked big time. take two great strikes and swing at one a foot outside
Cut someone else!
May 30th, 20128:11 pm
Yeah no Winnipeg knows the deal…we’ve been in that boat, Atlanta ownership was a mess. That team had enough talent over the years to work and they just did a terrible job putting it all together for the fans to enjoy it.
@nolie, maybe someone bet Prado that he couldn’t do a Heyward impersonation…?
McFann :Ô: :Ô:
May 30th, 20128:12 pm
Those hits with RISP/2 outs are gonna come…I cann FEEL it!!…
Hockey talk has reminded me there is a game on tonight…if they ever get around to playing it instead of all the recapping and other needless filler…
May 30th, 20128:13 pm
@Joe in So Cal—The one area why I think this team will still fall short is thet they are depending on very young SP’s who are still in their learning curve.
Minor–yes he has to be better, and he might be sooner then later but he is raw, and Delgado has been up and down and Beachey, still very young, can he keep that pace all yr at this stage in his career.
Hanson is pretty much a mid rotation guy. Its still a team with alot of guys in their learning curve so that is why I still think they fall a little short — again.
But a couple of good games in a row is nice to enjoy for now.
The “Fan of the Game” fat kid needs to dance more often. He’s gonna be a huge lard ass when he grows up.
May 30th, 20128:14 pm
Thrashers were a tough sell…no one knows much about hockey in the south..this is football country for the most part. Remember we tried with the Flames long ago. same thing. crickets most nights.
I don’t think I’ve ever been anywhere where folks obsessed so much about fat…..
May 30th, 20128:15 pm
Hokey over Braves??
Love that Freeman defense!
@Disgusted, agree – to make it thru the playoffs, they need 3 solid starters. Right now, they have two, at best
On another note…holy smokes that was a hell of a play at first by Freddie….
Yes. It is so beyond annoying…
This is the best sports time of the yr, from April to June.
NBA and NHL playoffs, MLB and the NFL draft and off season.
Forget March madness, this is my favorite time. I can take or leave College basketball, more of an NBA guy
Can take or leave College Fotball too. Pros over college any day.
May 30th, 20128:16 pm
1. I didn’t say that
2. Stanley Cup Finals
3. I have Picture-in-Picture
How would x-ray glasses help Freddie?
May 30th, 20128:17 pm
Huddy is dealin tonight..back to the ol’ ways.
May 30th, 20128:18 pm
Heyward has picture in picture of Fredi which is why he is still starting….
Best sports time of year is anytime when basketball isn’t being played…can’t wait for that crap to be over.
This Canadian would take a Braves game over hockey any night!
May 30th, 20128:19 pm
FF needs a triple right here… then an easy single for the cycle. i know..a miracle…i’ve seen him run the bases.
May 30th, 20128:21 pm
With the way Holliday plays left field, anything is possible
Ah, picture-in-picture! Well, that’s different…
May 30th, 20128:22 pm
I think Lohse should throw the rosin bag up there to see if Heyward would swing at it.
May 30th, 20128:23 pm
Also, that’s what commercials are for. Flip on PIP during breaks in the Braves game- Hockey game has not started yet (just about to drop the puck)…
Heyward looking very bad folks.
At least Heyward is in mid-season form
May 30th, 20128:24 pm
“Thrashers were a tough sell…no one knows much about hockey in the south..this is football country for the most part. Remember we tried with the Flames long ago. same thing. crickets most nights.”
Most of the problems withh both teams was ownership–Note that the Flames were averaging around 10 k and they did outdraw the Hawks each yr but the last one. It was the Cousins who sold out due to the real estate problems they were having at the time.
In the 70’s ten thousand was not bad, it was better than some teams were doing at the time.
The Thrashers were building a fan base but the Spirit was not committed to maintaining it. And the salaries were going up and they did not want to pay to keep the better players.
There is a hockey community that was dedicated and it was not all just transplanted Northerners. When I was going to the games there were people with Southern accents and I was encouraged to see some African American fans show up in the stands as time went on. Hey, hockey IS for everybody.
Our sports talk madia did us no favors, the paper was not bad, but the moneyed establishment that had the means had no desire to step up and save the team—In essence we lost on that one.
That Balkan turned out to be fools gold. I do think there were people in the talk media that sort of wanted them to go away because they did not want to do their homework on another sport. Not the local paper but on our sports jock shows (I do not even call them talk shows).
how happy would everyone be if JHey could just hit .260 -.270. I’d take it.
This is true. Although whenever we try flipping between two things, they’re always on commercials at the same time…
May 30th, 20128:25 pm
I think Heyward really does just wander up to the plate sometimes with no plan, no idea who’s pitching….just get it over with and go sit down.
That AB was awful.
That’s the glory of PIP- no need to actually flip unless something is on
May 30th, 20128:27 pm
announcers are quoting Card guy that players today are too fit and that causes injuries. shades of Whitey Herzog…
May 30th, 20128:28 pm
Nice play by Jack to get one…nice stretch by Freddie
May 30th, 20128:29 pm
Disgusted…ownership can kill a team thats fo’ sho’…(ala our Bravos).
Commercials are BUMBS!!!!!
They deserve to be Booed.
announcers are quoting Card guy that players today are too fit and that causes injuries
Then shouldn’t McCann be injury-free?
Is that some kind of joke?
Sure, some overdo it but it cuts both ways….
May 30th, 20128:30 pm
Georgie to RF,Heybust to the beer league.
Gah, bean Furcal and get his punk ass out of the game.
Another seeing eye single….
Joe in SoCal (slightly perturbed)
May 30th, 20128:31 pm
dag gummit…ruined my prediction right there…now I’m slighlty perturbed.
I miss Gonzo at short.
May 30th, 20128:32 pm
@Joe—Liberty won’t kill our Braves though—MLB is too strong in Georgia for that and our kids play the game at the youth level and play it seriously and well
And they are likely to be gone in time.
We are STUCK with the Levinson/Geron cluster for some time I think. They got what they wanted. They wanted the rights to the arena and the Hawks–If they cannot make money and build a serious winner on this arraingement they are total fools.
Oh, to have Nolan Ryan or Bob Gibson pitching for us to Matt Holliday.
no it isn’t a joke. very old school though. like I said Herzog daid the same years ago. Same thing happened in football decades ago, players got bigger and more muscular and injuries, often joint injuries went up. Being overly fit when it’s not necessary can cause more problems than the bloggers here think. baseball has actually always been anti-workout
May 30th, 20128:33 pm
May 30th, 2012
At least Wilson holds his own in the field. I thought he would hit at least .200.
Adams sure isn’t fit!!
May 30th, 20128:35 pm
As for players being too fit, you can make that point about NFL players too. Those guys are walking (or running) missels at top speed.
There might be too much training in sports as we know it today.
And for all the training and pitch counts intended to save pitchers, guys are still blowing out their arms like they did in the sixties and 70’s and yrs before and after.
May 30th, 20128:36 pm
oh c’mon Huddy. we stopped scoring, you can’t give up a buncha runs
May 30th, 20128:37 pm
this game is getting way too close
I agree completely, nolie….just not with baseball players as so many are so clearly not fit that it doesn’t apply. Some are so unfit, i think they get hurt for the opposite reason.
Of course for the too fit in baseball, same deal.
Yikes, this has gone down hill quick!
Hudson is just not as good as he used to be and he is showing his age–fact.
Turned out to be not such a good start.
May 30th, 20128:38 pm
When Huddy goes, he goes quickly.
Cap: Where's My Tip
come on Huddy, what’s happened here?
that’s alright Huddy
Too bad when we need a starter we can’t go out and sign one like the Rangers.
Walks hurt the Braves once again. Terrible job by Huddy…you get a 5-0 lead you need to make it hold up.
cabravesfan That’s the glory of PIP- no need to actually flip unless something is on
That would be cool…
May 30th, 20128:39 pm
Should we bring back Hudson for next yr? Its to the point where it might be time to move on.
Second bad start in a row.
Well hell, it appeared the Braves would cruise, but not in this reality. Now Venters will come in and try to do something he hasn’t done in a while, and that is not give up runs. Stay tuned.
in my day in baseball,and b4 that, it was very poorly thought of to work out and build muscle mass
May 30th, 20128:40 pm
Hudson is too fit.
Joe in SoCal (down right miffed)
now that just makes me down right miffed…c’mon Huddy what the ‘ell happened.
Gosh, whadda bum, Hudson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ric Flair to Right
Were are all the “huddy is a number 1″ now?
the way our pitchers struggle the 2nd and/or 3rd time in the order makes me wonder if an assistant pitching coach who was a starter would help our rotation. Seems to me that either a starter or reliever can teach fundamentals of pitching, watch tape, make adjustments in mechanics. Just seems to me that a coach with starting experience would help the starters more than McDowell with strategy going through the lineup multiple times
May 30th, 20128:41 pm
Venters in the 6th now. how the mighty have fallen
I’m kinda tired of Venters out there.
big appearance by venters here – big for the team and big for his confidence
I step away for 10 minutes and look what’s happened….
couldn’t type fast enough
May 30th, 20128:42 pm
Because no No. 1 has ever struggled?
Venters is not too fit and can’t come close to fielding his position….
What a surprise…Venters gives it up.
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