12:53 pm August 31, 2012, by Carroll Rogers
September 1st, 20122:40 pm
George George – why are you on the blog? Shouldn’t you be at work?
September 1st, 20122:41 pm
We are going to the USC game- we won’t get the Braves game anyways, but won’t be home when it’s on
September 1st, 20122:45 pm
I wonder how long a leash that Fredi has. A few more series where we only win 1 of 3 getting into September and I could see Wren firing Fredi and giving TP a chance
September 1st, 20122:47 pm
“I wonder how long a leash that Fredi has. A few more series where we only win 1 of 3 getting into September and I could see Wren firing Fredi and giving TP a chance”
Not a chance this season, unless it’s to do something like hire someone who won’t last long on the open market. Sandberg?
And even then. Fredi will finish the season.
September 1st, 20122:52 pm
My 85 y/o mom is having cataract surgery, Tuesday. She was concerned and told the Doctor she would not have it, if she couldn’t watch the Braves/Bama games for an extended period. No joke.
September 1st, 20122:56 pm
I’m sure Fredi will get the ax if we miss the playoffs again. I think Wren is safe, I mean he has to be. Not like Liberty has given him payroll flexibility to go out and make moves that make or break our season or future. He’s managed our young talent great and will keep this team competitive for years to come. So Fredi should take the fall if he can’t manage this team to the playoffs, hell even a 1 and done appearance should get a little sh!t stirred up in the front office about him.
September 1st, 20123:03 pm
The Dawgs are looking a little ragged today, but we’ve got some players on both sides, so it could be a big season for us.
September 1st, 20123:04 pm
So who fires Fredi? His Daddy Big Frank isn’t anymore tha Fredi will sit his boy Danny………..
And Liberty Media could care less….if the Braves make money fine….if they lose it’s a write off so fine also….
They’re holding for the big payout when they can sell for a king’s ransom…..
Wren is good Fredi is getting better but come on man players play execs execute and coaches coach I;d send Rodger mc packing and read Tosca the riot act
September 1st, 20123:05 pm
Soo……I wonder if this is a permanent thing…and if that means he’s been wearing contacts, ’cause I thought he couldn’t wear contacts…
Gotta go—I know DOB will answer whatever he cann on the subject… — McCFann
Yes, he can and does wear contacts. Cutting out caffeine a couple years ago helped him get the dry-eye thing under control. His Lasik procedures didn’t go well for one eye.
September 1st, 20123:08 pm
Dawgs look good to me can we whup Mizzou next week?
September 1st, 20123:11 pm
The Dawgs are looking a little ragged today
Nah…38-16 so far is good. Especially considering about half the starting defense is out.
September 1st, 20123:13 pm
McCann was awfully young for Lasik procedure.
There also is a reason you see many ophthalmologists wearing glasses
I’m excited to see what Wren does this offseason. Will have a huge amount of money to work with compared to last offseason. Plus throw in that he values our top prospects, and we have some current players that could see contract extensions as well. Overall should be exciting for us, but still unlikely to be a better team on “on paper” going into 2013. Overall it’s gonna be a huge difference just without Chipper. Gotta replace Bourn, who’s arguably the best defensive CFer in the game and one of the premiere stolen base and lead off guys in baseball. Plus most of us believe we need a big game pitcher to anchor the rotation for the next few seasons. Wren has so many options on how to approach this.
Those who’ve asked about Rule 5 pick Robert Fish, the lefty ended up needing Tommy John surgery after starting season on DL with tendinitis.
September 1st, 20123:16 pm
count – I just don’t see Wren letting the Braves collapse like last year without making a move. If the BRaves struggle the next few weeks it would not surprise me if we had a new manager (interim or not) for the last 2-3 weeks of the season. After last year’s collapse and the pressure of this being Chipper’s last year, I just don’t see Fredi surviving another collapse
so we waited and watched him all year, then went for Tommy John surgery thus missing this year and next year………
Collapse Part Deux
September 1st, 20123:18 pm
Today’s game poll:
Which will be the reason the Braves lose today?
A.) Lack of run support
B.) Hudson gets lit up in the first
C.) Fredi does something stupid
D.) All of the above
First pitch in less than an hour. Can’t wait!
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
DOB Yes, he can and does wear contacts.
Huh. I did not know that. Thanks! I appreciate it…
Cutting out caffeine a couple years ago helped him get the dry-eye thing under control. His Lasik procedures didn’t go well for one eye.
That I did know. Blah…poor BMac…
September 1st, 20123:22 pm
Hah! If only BMac wasn’t so fat, he wouldn’t have needed to cut out the coffee and the Lasik would’ve worked.
September 1st, 20123:23 pm
There are 30 games left. This is Fredi’s ship to sail or ride to the ocean floor.
And, the team is still in it, four teams within 1 game of the WC.
The only reason to fire Fredi is the team goes 0-10 and they want to put the early word out that the job is available. But realistically, by the time this plays out… the Braves are nothing if not loyal and classy. Fredi finishes the season.
September 1st, 20123:24 pm
September 1st, 20123:28 pm
Gurley is a dgd
yay! Isaiah who?
So, all this time I’ve been saying I didn’t think BMac could/did wear contacts, I was wrong…musta misread something somewhere or it just was made public…
Wrong wrong wrong—so many times…this is why I don’t play the Lottery…
September 1st, 20123:29 pm
Since I’am not a braves fan It’s easy for me to see the stupid decisions that have made the braves a second rate team. Uggla is not getting any mistakes to hit because with no speed on the bases the pitcher can concentrate on the hitter. Speed on the bases removes the comfort zone the pitcher has when runners like Hinske, McCann,Franisco, Chipper , Ross,Freeman are on first. No speed on the bench will kill a rally. Ninty percent of the braves fans have no idea how little things wins ball games.
Jeff R – If, you had to ask, my post failed.
Couch Tater, just out of bed this morning and on the blog. Not one drop of coffee in my system. Without caffeine, my brain doesn’t click properly.
September 1st, 20123:30 pm
You don’t play the lottery because McCann wears contacts?
I have some dry eye. I can’t solve it. It’s pretty annoying. I could not imagine trying to hit anything other than a softball with it.
When you see McCann do that bug out thing he does at the plate, he’s trying to juice the eye. It’s a combo itch/burn.
I drink one french press of coffee in the morning, and that’s not going to stop, but I’ve cut the rest of the caffeine – cokes, tea, etc.
I don’t get to watch the game here, stuck with the Nationals and Cardinals game, odd tho considering I get all the Nats games on MASN
September 1st, 20123:31 pm
Hello everyone! The good news is Jack Wilson got released, and Lyle Overbay, and Moylan are called up. In 45 games with Arizona Lyle batted .292, which is’nt bad, and Moylan could help with some much needed relief.
when runners like Hinske, McCann,Franisco, Chipper , Ross,Freeman are on first. No speed on the bench will kill a rally. Ninty percent of the braves fans have no idea how little things wins ball games
Three of those are bench guys.
Also, ninty isn’t a word.
September 1st, 20123:32 pm
New blog is up
Usually every season when the Braves play the Phillies the game is aired in my area, always… But not anymore now that the Nats are the best team in the east.
September 1st, 20123:33 pm
I’m sure Fredi will get the ax if we miss the playoffs again. I think Wren is safe, I mean he has to be.
Managers are hired to be fired, in most instances (Bobby Cox an exception). Fredi may well go if the Braves fail to make the post season.
Wren, I think he gets a one-season reprieve if the Braves fall short here in September. I’m guessing ‘13 would decide his fate.
30 games left, so anything can happen in baseball. I am nervous, and concerned too about the collapse, but no matter what happens I’m still going to keep rooting for the Braves 29 seasons, and next year will be 30……..
September 1st, 20123:34 pm
I think the most frustrating thing about Uggla is that he does take all those walks and is still not hitting his pitch. Does he even have a pitch at this point?
September 1st, 20123:43 pm
Cab–if you’re still around, take it easy on my Warriors today.
September 1st, 20123:52 pm
“I don’t get to watch the game here, stuck with the Nationals and Cardinals game”
Could be an NLDS preview
September 1st, 20123:59 pm
September 1st, 2012
“…..I’m not mad at Kimbrel. Like the rest of us, he sometimes makes mistakes. The team lost as a team last night, I don’t pin it on any one player. It was a poorly played game by the Braves……”
Like I said yesterday, the BRAVES have to take it to the PHILLIES pitching. Make them work, wait for fat pitches, wear ‘um out. And defense, defense, defense. No more Keystone Kops and moon balls by the relief. These are winnable games. Do it!
September 1st, 20124:23 pm
September is here and the collapse is showing signs of being very real.
good, we wouldn’t wanna see anybody’s pattern recognition proven wrong….
September 1st, 20124:24 pm
I’m sure Fredi will get the ax if we miss the playoffs again…Va
maybe, but I think it is far from a given, depends on how it occurs perhaps
September 1st, 20124:28 pm
Since I’am not a braves fan It’s easy for me to see the stupid decisions that have made the braves a second rate team…cowdogit
if you are not a Braves fan (no surprise) why are you here pestering us with your foolish comments?
September 1st, 20126:01 pm
As Green Days says, “Wake me up when september ends!”. The team can say that this year is different, but I am afraid we will soon see that it is no different. The mental leadership provided by Fredi Gonzales has always been poor and this team falls apart under pressure. They seem to do well as the underdog(i.e. down 5-0 and feeling like the game is lost); but when it comes time to perform in key games and key situations they crumble. Its a shame because they are probably one of the most talented teams in baseball. They need a manager who can harness this talent and bring out its potential.
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September 2nd, 201210:45 am
WOW – just got to read the blog – from the 31st to now. Why did some decide to ridicule DOB?
DOD and Carroll – You guys do an ooutstanding job. Everyone needs some time off. I know from personal experience….I used to have to work 16 hour days, 7 days a well BUT Only occasionally and a day or two off after my “long hauls….that did include air travel. Travel up and down the east coast was terrible only because of the hassle of traveling by air. I pulled more “OJ’s (running throught airports) than I want to remember. But those West coast trips where your body clock is all screwed up for the first two days is one thing, but as DOB pointed out….coach seats are terrible.
Again – thanks to DOB abd CR.
Now to baseball…..Oh God, Please do not let this be the 2012 version of 2011. September has indeed arrived and the Braves looked like they were ready for their collapse. Now, we have to remember, they faced Halladay, Lee and today they get Hamels. We still lead the wild card race but others are getting too close. Beating Hamels would be a great “shot in the arm”.
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