4:48 pm September 2, 2012, by David O'Brien
September 2nd, 20126:30 pm
Medlen has to start the wildcard gme, so the Braves need to have their spot wrapped up in time for Fredi to position his rotation as such.
September 2nd, 20126:31 pm
Meant to ask George_George; where u’ve been feller?
September 2nd, 20126:33 pm
LOL jeffrey… you is on a roll. Keep going brotha.
How’s it going folks? Same ole same ole huh?You’re lucky the chasers are all losing or lost. Can you imagine where the Phil’s would be if they were healthy and had their starting outfield still there? Could be a 1-2-3. Bad news is Hammels who should be pitching shutout without error. Nope he walked just in time for the guy who hit a 3 run homer Friday. Face facts you guys are lost. What happened to Beechy? He’s excellent.
Braves fan who puts team over the individual player
Another meltdown/choke job/”tipping the hat to the other team” BS collapse…in progress.
What is the deal with that out machine, John Mayberry clowning the Braves?
U don’t worry about wild card pitcher till u make it..don’t believe it will happen now….
September 2nd, 20126:34 pm
Wheres Henry Heimlich when we need him.
Jeffery D your blind faith in Fredi is admirable but ill-fated.
it´s sad watch this team….that happens when the GM dont trade for a good pitcher like Felix Hernandez dont matter if you needs to trade 2 big prospects..
How does us “thinking positively” have anything to do with the way the Braves play? I’m having trouble seeing the correlation between the two. Remote mind control has nothing to do with their lousy play, or vice versa.
September 2nd, 20126:35 pm
Mirror mirror on the wall. Is there a way to fix this awful team?
DOB DRINKS BRAVES KOOL-AID
September 2nd, 20126:36 pm
Folks…lookie, lookie, lookie. Here comes Cookie. Cooks Pest Control!
Tip of the Cap to whomever made that catchy jingle!!
just to name a few
i can find more if that is not enough
any contract can be traded
How does us “thinking positively” have anything to do with the way the Braves play?
How does griping and whining affect the way the Braves play?
Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS
#braves are at a crossroad. 4-10 in last 14, down to rival #phils today. cant repeat last year’s finish.
I wish someone would put a chock in front of the tire on Uggla’s BMW before each remaining game.
September 2nd, 20126:37 pm
We’re in the driver’s seat as regards the playoffs but seriously, how the f**k are the Phillies so far behind in the standings. They better get rid of their manager. I mean they have players like Utley and Howard and pitchers like Cliff Lee, Hamels, and Halladay. I don’t think we’re losing to that bad a team.
September 2nd, 20126:38 pm
PATHETIC !!! They may not win a single game in September !
September 2nd, 20126:39 pm
What kind of team is this? I feel bad for all Braves fans being subjiected to this BS. If they have any heart at all they’ll make a stand this week. Though nothing over the past two weeks offers any evidence that they will. Man two years in a row. Go Braves! Hey DOB we need Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris “In My Hour of Darkness’ (off Grievous Angel-released 1974 a few months after Gram’s death in September 1973) and we need it now!
Medlen looks like the only bull n’ the ring we’ve got, while everyone else seems to dance around hitters w/ there pitch’n, he goes right after ‘em, good ball movement, snarls at em’ shows heart of a warrior out there, Hudson might have a little fight in ‘em, nearest thing to meds w/ heart, just leaves ‘em too far over the plate in the early inn.(s). Where are the bulls in our lineup. Cmon’ freeman, Heyward & Johnson show’n the heart right now. Be some bulls & mount a comeback guys, c’mon chipper, dig deep son, focus & heart to climb a mountain here.
September 2nd, 20126:40 pm
This team is done, flat out pathetic. They will miss the playoffs again. Complete Joke!
September 2nd, 20126:41 pm
Jason with another weak grounder to the right side. I want to see fewer of those in 2013.
THEY WERE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE!!!!!!!!!!!!
NO MORE FREDI
HA HA HA!!! Told you guys. Glass half full people can suck it!!
The Jays saved 80 mil in that deal, and the Red Sox contracts were exactly why I excepted that team in my comment–they can afford a hit or two.
We are not the Red Sox.
Although we do play like them.
Of course anything is possible, but I really doubt the Braves move Uggla. After next year… maybe.
September 2nd, 20126:42 pm
Way too easy of an inning for Hamels. Awful approaches against him.
Jay Dubu – You do realize there won’t be a wildcard game right?
September 2nd, 20126:43 pm
You know know things are going bad when you admire players from the teams playing the Braves and wish they were playing for the Braves!
The Red Sox will be better next year than Braves..be on it.
jcrasnick Jerry Crasnick
I’m sensing the mood among #braves fans isn’t real upbeat right now.
September 2nd, 20126:44 pm
Chipper didn’t want to talk to the guys, afraid it would mess up there “Focus” , & this is the result, Man O’ Man, wierd, huh?
What I’ld like to know is; how did Simmons develope a forearm problem being on the DL with a broken pinkie finger? Are these players a gang of daiseys? They go on the DL for one thing and develope other problems. Why do they wait until they get to the Big League level before aquiring these major (in their minds) injuries? Also, what has happened to the STAR SS (Pastornicky) and the projected role he was going to play? Was that just another vision of Frank and Fredi?
September 2nd, 20126:45 pm
No one said “griping and whining” affected the way the Braves’ play, but someone DID say “thinking positively” would make a difference. Pay attention!
Wren needs to go and the new GM hire the next mgr.
come on phillie phanatic. you weren’t on here when the braves were owning us. i’d still trade places with them in a heart beat. i don’t like freddie gon’s attitude. stop acting like a little b*tch and show some fire. i don’t care what dan uggla’s splits are vs hamels. he should be in the lineup. even as a phillies fan, this guy is frustrating.
September 2nd, 20126:46 pm
Just heard Chip advertising post -season tickets go on sale September 12 . Will the Braves still have a lead in either wild card by then?
We won’t win another game in Sept? Seriously?
The fools are out, it seems.
Jerry Crasnick in another revelatory tweet:
“a circle is round”
September 2nd, 20126:47 pm
Should’ve, could’ve, but Naaawww! We like our team, could’ve added 2 young thumpers one for bench, one for LF or catch. Nah,Nah,Nah. ain’t gonna do it.
September 2nd, 20126:48 pm
I am starting to get tired of seeing the Braves infielders always laughing and smiling with the opposition when they reach base. I am especially against it when the Braves are being embarrased by a 7-1 score.
Dang, is this game only half over? Seems like they have been playing for at least 3 hrs. now! As a frog would say, “times are fun when you’re having flies”.
September 2nd, 20126:50 pm
THIS JUST IN – Frank Wren has met with Terry Francona in a secluded place to offer him a job – details coming at a later date.
I like Fredi G., but it may be time for a coaching change now. Seriously. Whatever Fredi does over the course of an entire season hasn’t worked for two years. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this (and I am a very, very long time Braves fan). Both the 2011 and 2012 Braves played great for 4 1/2 months, then just fell apart. Meanwhile, Davey Johnson has his team still playing great and the Nats helped the Braves by beating the Cards today.
i think you are confused…you dont have to be a big market team to ttrade AWAY big contracts which is what the braves would be doing with uggla not taking his contract. we already have his contract. we r trying to get rid of it….you just have to find a team willing to take it….the whitesox, angels, and dodgers where the teams that TOOK those contracts…none of those where by the yankees or redsoxs. the redsoxs cleared the bad contracts…which is what the braves are trying to do with uggla. that is about as slow as i can explain it…if you still dont get it then…sorry
one more time though…braves are trying togetting rid of a bad contract which smaller market teams do all the time….not take one….it’s very doable.
do you understand?
Frustrations make goats cheese, & these bravos have frustrated the masses. They are & should be A WHOLE Lot better than this. C’mon Fellas.
We need Ward’s insight on the game. He can make this blog positive!
September 2nd, 20126:51 pm
Bill is absolutely correct. Frank Wren needs to wear the clown hat even more than the clueless Fredi. Wren went in to the season with no other plan than hope that last year’s FAIL was an aberration. With his frantic dealing (Jeff Baker ??? Miguel Batista?) Wren is acknowledging that he is desperate.
Frank “I like our club” Wren is the architect of this listing ship.
Are the Gwinnett Braves in the playoffs ,if not where is the Braves #1 pitching prospect Teheran .Has he reached an innings limit or something?
September 2nd, 20126:52 pm
Yeh, ***TM**** next thing you know they will be “hugging” the opposing players like they do each other. Noticed that myself recently. Too much fraternization.
Come on Tyler… get a hit here, kid.
September 2nd, 20126:53 pm
I actually thought the Braves fortunes would change when they cut Jinx Wilson. Guess I was wrong.
September 2nd, 20126:54 pm
Oh Batista getting loose….comforting, Fredi, comforting indeed!
September 2nd, 20126:55 pm
WARNING…..YOU DO want WANT TERRY FRANCONA!! maybe he’ll change, but he’s a horrible nl manager.
No matter what the final score is today, I don’t want to see Uggla’s or McCann’s mugs on the field for a good long time. Those two high-priced “keys in the lineup” provided nothing all year. I’d rather lose with Johnson, Ross, Baker, Overbay, or whoever.
Thank You Fredi
September 2nd, 20126:56 pm
I get tired of the players, the manager, the fans saying that the players are putting too much pressure on themselves.
HELLO! You can’t make the playoffs, win playoff games and go to a World Series if you can’t play under pressure! If you can’t play under pressure, you aren’t a playoff player or team.
Of course, the Braves seem like a team who have a bunch of high payroll guys who are happy just making the money and not producing.
The A Bomb
Can’t win when the manager throws the offense under the bus publicly using June Cleaver terminology and then throws another lineup out of his Yahtzee cup.
Confidence-building is not Gonzalez’s strong suit.
Oh hell — he sucks at it.
September 2nd, 20126:57 pm
Looks like Papa John’s pizza will remain full price.
The idiots that think McDowell could have won fourteen division titles is the reason the braves are in this embarrassing situation.
Totally agree. I have a Braves fan since the 60’s and believe that Fredi is a bad match for the Braves. No one takes him serious and he seems lost as a manager. He should’ve gone to the minors and learned there first. It’s a shame he is experimenting with the Braves. Maybe Francona will be a good fit. Not sure but need someone with some fire!
How people can continue to blame Wren is beyond me. With a limited budget, dude has still assembled one of the most talented squads in the majors. He’s getting the groceries, Fredi just ain’t cooking.
Little Tito is holding out for the Angels job. If the Angels don’t make the playoffs Big Mike S may be out of that job. I think Big Mike might just be a better fit in Atlanta than Little Tito.
Eschadenfreude nter your comments here
no need to taunt them cole hamels
Well guys I’m moving over to ESPN NASCAR in Atlanta…Braves are dead in the water.
Being a Braves fan is like pulling for the Devil..everything always comes out bad.
Also had enough of Joe & Chip…two big jokes.
September 2nd, 20126:58 pm
as Dottie Pepper(NBC golf analyst) once said about an American team “chokin’ freakin’ dogs!”
and by the way
those examples i gave were all MUCH MUCH bigger contracts then what uggla has left
September 2nd, 20126:59 pm
The fans’ boos are being misdirected. Should be booing the Braves not the umpires. Shows a lack of “smarts”.
@Tomahawk Mafia: well you must have been in stitches last Sunday, when McCann was laughing and scratching with Hudson, when Timmy’s batting average rose above Brian’s during the Giants game.
was that booing I heard?
Double play Prado strikes again!
September 2nd, 20127:00 pm
What the Braves need is a Phil Wellman grenade blast.
September 2nd, 20127:02 pm
Batista sukks again, and Bourn saved him…. Great play Mikey!
you short bastard
September 2nd, 20127:03 pm
Maybe Batista should pitch underhand. He will get the same results!
September 2nd, 20127:04 pm
Please don’t try to shield Frank Wren from abuse. The guy is an incompetent Schuerholtz light.
Freddi G has little to do with Bmacs 220 and Ugglas 205. You have to look no further than that to find the problem of this year. Now, I don’t agree with all his moves at all but really the only gripe I have wityh him is two fold. He doesn’t argue enough which is a childish complaint but I think it showed that Bobby cared but it probably doesn’t equate into runs. The other is he sticks with guys not playing well too long. Lowe last year, Venters this year, Uggs this year and last year for that matter and over using Venters/Kimmy last year..
Really, what else can he do. He’s changed the order up, he gives guys days off, he never says a word negative about them…What he can’t do is hit the ball for them.
Heard a rumor that Uggla Is the player to be named later in the Baker trade.Uggla and 20 million in cash consideration. A little less than half of what the Braves owe him.
Yeah, I liked that. I am talking about fraternizing with the opposition.
September 2nd, 20127:05 pm
My bad on that last post. How would anybody who spent big $$$$$$$ to go to the game today, have any idea as to who to boo?
September 2nd, 20127:06 pm
I really don’t know of another manager who would send a guy back out who had just given up five runs in the first inning while the team is trying to make the post-season. Maybe if Martinez had come into a clean inning, those two runners Maholm put on wouldn’t have scored. I guess it doesn’t really matter because it looks like the Braves aren’t going to score more runs anyway.
September 2nd, 20127:07 pm
If your starting pitcher gives up a 5 spot in the top of the first ,it kind of overshadows the managers shuffling the batting lineup.
Uggla — upset with Fredi.
McCann last week.
Ooooh — this is gonna get good.
DOB — I smell a good book.
Cars.com commercial–the voice, thing in the lady buyers headgear…yeah Fredi could use something like dat.
September 2nd, 20127:09 pm
Hey look, Batista pitched extremely well in the 6th inning. Maybe he should receive higher leverage innings, haha.
Best production of the day–salute my friend.
@The A Bomb: have to disagree about Fredi’s confidence building. He stuck with Uggla all season before finally admitting yesterday he’s going to think about how to use him now. He’s given Hanson ample opportunity to regain his form, gave JJ another shot, and generally praises players in post game quotes. What he lacks, I think, is managerial smarts and a failure to motivate.
Mark Duncan: Good call on the GP, “In My Hour of Darkness.”
September 2nd, 20127:10 pm
Batista….oh won’t you take me higher…..do, do, do I want yo go…….
Hey DOB, Do the players seem snake beaten in the clubhouse? — mike
Yes, a couple of them did look as though they had been beaten with snakes.
My point is you don’t call them out publicly.
“I’m worried about the offense.”
Do it in your office. We all know what’s going on.
September 2nd, 20127:12 pm
But what did or could Freddi do about that either. We HAD to have a trade at the deadline. The Braves Nation was up in arms and had to have a trade so we traded a power arm for a nibbler. Now granted, other than today, Mahomie has been outstanding but again, what could Freddi do about that. Could a pinch hit for him in the 2nd, I think it was the 2nd, but its tough to go to the pen that early in a game especially when the guy has been so good.
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