2:54 pm September 19, 2012, by David O'Brien
September 21st, 201212:33 am
Came on here to ask what yall thought the Brew Crew would do to the Nats this weekend and I find some nasty spat going on…what they hay?
September 21st, 201212:34 am
That’s the thing – you are not the sort who disagrees and argues – you just revel in posting anti-DOB and anti-Fredi (and that is not unusual here) comments amid what can be totally innocuous posts on your part…I greatly enjoy your random lyrics…
September 21st, 201212:40 am
ACE, boot up get on a nice Harley. ever done it?
pretty sure that thing is above your skill level.
tired of it, my man it is beyond trite.
September 21st, 201212:43 am
Time for me to cede the evening stage to uga – I’ll be back in the morning to continue my non-stop analysis of what the perfect makeup of the 2013 Braves will be, and the optimal steps it will take to get there…
September 21st, 201212:44 am
ACE, you strike me as someone that would put his helmet on backwards.
better suited to ride a Yespa.
September 21st, 201212:45 am
And to WARD, (and Kat, who I do not expect to show up soon) – how about our boys? Great job by Brown and Barden stepping up!!!
September 21st, 201212:49 am
Devastating loss for Greinke…tough break for we-all-know-who…
September 21st, 201212:51 am
And now, the end is near, and so I face – the final curtain…
NO MORE FREDI
September 21st, 201212:53 am
Funny that Ward tries to talk smack at people when I’m sure he is a 40 year old man living at home with his parents. I bet he even has Braves baseball sheets on his bed.
September 21st, 201212:54 am
bbq, movies (we have been slow on that lately) music. (rem, bruce, replacements) three diffferent era’s
and the last two weeks of the man that outlasted the iron horse.
September 21st, 20121:01 am
dont tell TOBF.
September 21st, 20121:16 am
Well back from breakfast, good meal. First time I’ve even seen Jake since he came over on my birthday and played some chess and some 9-ball, and he lives right next door.
Guy is a working fool, hasn’t spent any time here on the blog in 8 months I bet.
September 21st, 20121:24 am
Ace it seems like you are always trying to irritate somebody, especially DOB and what I guess you consider the establishment types so to speak. If you are really 40 that’s getting up there to do that all the time.
You can be fine at times and I have certainly had worse run ins with others than you and I have ever had, but sometimes it seems like you just can’t give it a rest.
There aren’t really all that many folks I’d love to see banned and you aren’t one of those, but what do you really expect David to do , with all the shots you take at him and the blog so many times every day?
never saw damon above hoss in the basehit thing.
September 21st, 20121:26 am
Hoss walks too much to have a really great basehit total. add that to the missed games over the last 5-6 years and he is lower in hits than in many other areas
September 21st, 20121:30 am
Guy who could realy get it done was Boggs. Guy had 4 straight years with both 200 hits and 100 walks.some amazing OBPs during his first 10 seasons
September 21st, 20121:31 am
September 21st, 20121:34 am
as it concludes. HOSS always said score 100 and knock in 100.
everything else takes care.
September 21st, 20121:36 am
and like many great #3 hitters his runs scored and RBI are damn near the same
September 21st, 20121:40 am
Brother Ace, Are you getting banned?
What did you do Brother Ace and why?
You were a key member here in this forum.
With you gone DOB will get less Hits on his blog.
Don’t think you are invisable.
You made a difference in these blogs.
You definately boosted the ratings.
You are like Dennis Rodman of the AJC
September 21st, 20121:46 am
September 21st, 20121:48 am
If you’re planning on giving someone the “old heave-ho” for rubbing everyone the wrong way, how about doing, NO MORE FREDI (aka “Waffle House or Bust” & “NO MORE BOBBY”), first.
He doesn’t even give you very many blog hits.
September 21st, 20121:56 am
score 100 and knock in 100 was his mantra. everything will take will take care.
pretty sure every three hole hitter should take note.
September 21st, 20122:03 am
96-2003 the dude scored 100 runs.
September 21st, 20122:05 am
Hello eeryone! Good Giant win, and nice to see NO MORE FREDI entertain us…….Let’s hear another story. LOL
September 21st, 20122:07 am
100 runs scored. every season. think
September 21st, 20122:12 am
Your Giants look pretty good, Ward. 5 turnovers to zero – that’ll win you games every time!
8 straight years of 100+ RBI
September 21st, 20122:13 am
pointyball sukks ward…..
It took quite a while to get my last post submitted. I hope it was this site and not my computer.
September 21st, 20122:16 am
nolie runs scored mean a bunch.
September 21st, 20122:17 am
probably this site Bobby, many of us have been complaining about that since they made some changes. Takes so long I sometimes lose the connection at times
Bobby H – I’ve been a Giant Fan since 1986…….. Like Burden a lot, and jope they throw more to Ruben Randell.
September 21st, 20122:19 am
Swisher, hit a grand slam tonight. Sure hope the Braves can sign him next year.
September 21st, 20122:20 am
two more week of seeing #10 . the guy in my book will be sorely missed.
he from my age group. saw his first dinger at shea.
September 21st, 20122:24 am
Thanks, nolie, that makes me worry a lot less.
Ward, your guys look good. Biggest worry, as for all teams, is to stay healthy. Your team was having a hard time maintaining .500 last year, until your starters were able to get back on the field. Same with all sports.
September 21st, 20122:29 am
Bobby H – Also, when Eli goes, the Giants will fall too.
September 21st, 20122:31 am
It all comes down to Eli, and hope he can continue his hot streak here.
September 21st, 20122:35 am
Can’t lose Eli, Ward. I don’t think very many contending teams can lose their QB and have another step into their place. Gotta protect the QB.
September 21st, 20122:37 am
Agree, Eli is one of those special QB’s that you want on your team for a long time, because of his arm, and willing to win.
September 21st, 20122:39 am
He’s tough in the clutch – not afraid to be behind with the clock ticking away. That’s a QB that all teams covet.
September 21st, 20122:41 am
That’s why I like Nick Swisher, he plays hard every day, and hits big when you need him. He’s a gamer, and hope the Yanks can’t sign him……..He would fit the Braves well, and great team player.
September 21st, 20122:45 am
I don’t know, Ward. He’ll be 32 soon. His OPS has been dropping every year for the past four years. He may want more than the Braves are willing to pay… actually, I’ll bet on that!
September 21st, 20122:47 am
Of course, if he could be signed for a reasonable amount… then, OK. He does have some “pop” left.
September 21st, 20122:49 am
Could be true, but he might take a contract like Uggla too. Not looking forward to Hanson pitching. Why he’s still pitching is beyound me? Just have to hope he can shut the Philthies down……They are Red hot.
September 21st, 20122:51 am
Next season, Hanson will either wind up in the bullpen, for long relief, or on another team. That’d be my guess.
September 21st, 20122:53 am
Don’t think Braves will get much for Hanson , but some prospects……Trade him for some out field prosepcts….
September 21st, 20122:54 am
Ward – Fortunately, the Braves don’t have to win too many more games. Nats are too far ahead, and the Braves have a pretty big lead over the Cards for home-field advantage.
A loss here or there won’t hurt much, now, I wouldn’t think.
September 21st, 20122:58 am
You’re probably right about not being able to get too much for him, but if they don’t plan on using him for long relief, they’ll have to get what they can for him.
He has never been able to go long into a game – not even when he was overpowering in AAA. He still had a hard time getting into and especially past the 5th inning.
September 21st, 20123:01 am
I think Braves could reach 92 wins at the most, and that would do it. Bobby H, good talking…… Nolie be cool man……Peace my friends, and talk tomorrow, and “Go!!!!!Braves!!!!!”
September 21st, 20123:02 am
Have a good one, Ward… and YES, Go Braves!!!!
Ghost of Chipper Jones
September 21st, 20123:07 am
HANSON is good for a few innings of shut-out work normally. lately, he has pitched better and longer in games. I wouldn’t count on his being a MEDLEN.
His make-up is obviously different, and the team displays little confidence playing behind him. Last time out it was amatur night in the field. Like you, I feel extremely uncomfortable having him pitch.
I’m sure he wants to do well and excel, but when shown a method of delivery that would improve his results, he reverted to that same hesitation in his delivery. Last outing, he seemd to be trying to go back to the type of delivery he exhibited early this season, and he had better results.
But now, he appears to have some shoulder problems. They are probably older issues inflamed by reverting to his original style of pitching.
September 21st, 20123:11 am
September 21st, 20123:12 am
Are you staying up a little later, richbrave, or just up a few hours earlier?
September 21st, 20123:13 am
Just what I thought. Everybody went home.
September 21st, 20123:14 am
I guess my, “Bobby H” moniker, is a ghost, too…
A person! Yes! Bobby H.
Are you new to the blog or am I just normally asleep when you come on.
September 21st, 20123:15 am
Can’t sleep. Call it what you will.
September 21st, 20123:16 am
Normally asleep. I tend bar at a private club. This is my 4th summer here.
September 21st, 20123:17 am
Following the thread here sporadically.
How about, “insomnia”? Sucks, especially if it’s chronic.
September 21st, 20123:18 am
Why did you change to “Ghost of #10″?
September 21st, 20123:19 am
Yes, my wife knows all about that now. But I’d prefer sticking to baseball topics. She’s what’s feeding my insomnia.
September 21st, 20123:21 am
Looking out into the off-season, do you see HANSON as a BRAVE long-term. I got to say I don’t. If he is here long-term, he’s either got to improve his length of effectiveness or the BRAVES will never see another WS.
My name was used, or taken, by someone else. I changed it to, “The Real Bobby”. Later on I shortened it to, “TRB”. I haven’t seen anyone using my original moniker… so I’m back to “Bobby H”, which is my real name.
September 21st, 20123:23 am
To honor CHIPPER JONES and remind people to enjoy his play while it lasts because it’s almost over. I’ll go back to my old handle in the offseason.
September 21st, 20123:25 am
Mine is GORDON B. btw, BOBBY H.
Hanson? I don’t see him long-term at all with Atlanta. He couldn’t go deep into games when he was at Richmond (you should know), I don’t see him doing it in the future.
If they can find value for him as a long reliever, then maybe he’ll stay around for a little while. He usually is pretty good, if he gets out of the gate, up until he’s around 90 pitches or so. But I doubt any of that will happen.
September 21st, 20123:26 am
So what do you think of HANSON’s year and career?
September 21st, 20123:28 am
That last game Chipper plays in will be emotional as hell. Another great reason for the Braves to keep winning. Prolong Chipper’s playing days!
The disadvantage of blogging rather than tweeting .You are of a like mind regarding HANSON I see.
September 21st, 20123:29 am
I couldn’t agree more regarding CHIPPER.
September 21st, 20123:31 am
As far as his year went… I’m glad Medlen follows him in the rotation – evens out the wear-and-tear on the bullpen
His career? I don’t know, but it seems something went wrong someplace… so hard to hit – yet so many pitches per inning…???
September 21st, 20123:33 am
And a great reason to by tix and go to the ball-yard. It’s worth the price of admission. If ATLANTA weren’t 11 hours driving time, I’d go. Flying? No, too expensive from RICHMOND. Fares out of here are just crazy. I could drive to NORFOLK and go I suppose, but SOUTHWEST isn’t that much cheaper with gas at $3.70 a gallon.
The disadvantage of blogging rather than tweeting.
It doesn’t help that this site is having a lot of trouble refreshing. Some I submit go quickly, others…..
September 21st, 20123:36 am
I suppose if the Reds end up with the best NL record, it’s possible to see THE MAN play for the NL pennant… in DC!
September 21st, 20123:42 am
Loved talking to you, Gordon, always appreciate your farm reports which I, religiously, read. I hope you can get some sleep. I know I can’t stay awake much longer. Work takes a little while to wear off of me… and it’s worn off.
I hope to talk to you soon.
September 21st, 20123:45 am
I’ve postulated here that we need a top of the line starter for two season’s until MINOR, DELGADO, BEACHY, and maybe TEHERAN come around. Maybe TEHERAN.
An individual who needs to prove to baseball that he’s the real deal as a top ten starting pitcher. Someone fallen from grace so to speak who is either a FA, or has a year left on a fair deal with a club option. Someone that will be here as a short-term bridge that will cost a minimum of prospects if under contract. Oh, and a lefty.Heh! Piece of cake!
I suppose if anyone can work the magic FRANK WREN can. I like his body of worrk. He’s not perfect, but he’s improved the club over-all I believe. Boy, he has his hands full this off-season. He’s gonna’ earn his pay the balance of this year and 2013.
September 21st, 20123:48 am
Good-night BOBBY H. Get some sleep.
September 21st, 20123:54 am
(This is much sooner than I expected!) I really liked what BMac said about Minor, very early in the year. (Paraphrasing) “This guy has great stuff and he keeps getting better and better”.
I think Minor has arrived. Beachy was our best pitcher, and he’ll be back before the AS break. Medlen is lights out. Huddy could end up being our #4 pitcher by mid-season, next year.
We MIGHT end up with one hell of a rotation, my friend.
September 21st, 20123:55 am
September 21st, 20123:59 am
Here’s hoping on the rotation. One front-line guy short of dominating I think, but we could muddle through I suppose with what we’ve got. We don’t need any ADAM JONES-type deals justv to land a front-line player, pitcher or otherwise.
September 21st, 20124:02 am
We mostly need health, I believe, for next year – especially at SS & catcher.
September 21st, 20124:05 am
I’m not seeing TEHERAN’s development progressing smoothly, but DELGADO might end up a fifth starter by the end of next season.
I like GILMARTIN in two seasons at AAA, and GRAHAM, SPRUILL, SIMS and WOOD below AAA, but all had issues this season they need to work out.
September 21st, 20124:06 am
I agree with you about Teheran & Delgado.
What are your feelings about Bourn?
September 21st, 20124:07 am
Got to be a real sweaty situation with McCANN. Glad I’m not pulling in the bucks that has to make that decision. SIMMONS is the real deal at SS barring injury of course. GATTIS recovers from that nasty wrist injury and he could be here in a year or so. LF maybe.
September 21st, 20124:11 am
Gattis in LF… I forgot about that possibility. That could be a good one. Do you know how his defense is since he’s played left?
September 21st, 20124:17 am
I have watched with some bemusement at DOB’s projections on BOURN.
I never thought he would be a permanent fixture in CF for us. I’d say off the first half of this season, there was absolutely no way he would be here. The guy was off the charts.
Now, not so much. He’s really fizzled in September especially. And he swooned last year also, although not this badly. Now that he is within the rhelm of reality for the BRAVES, I’m like DAVE. pretty ambivalent about him here on a retirement contract.
In the overall, I think not. He’ll get BORAS to pull in some outlandish six-year contract with another club at whatever price.
I think we should stay away from long-term deals. With PEDS banned in baseball, injuries tend to crop up faster, and last longer with greater severity than a decade ago. You just can’t ride a HOSS like we have with CHIPPER anymore who is the rare bird that can take a lickin’ and keep on tickin’……
September 21st, 20124:19 am
(I wrote this before I saw your answer)
I think Bourn wears down too quickly, at least, from what I’ve seen in the past 2 seasons.
If the Braves ARE to sign him, I believe Fredi will/should give him a more days off than he did this year. Maybe a LOT more.
To be honest with you, at Bourn’s age, and the way he seems to wear down (to me), I can’t believe Wren will pay him what Boras thinks he should get… and I can’t say I can blame him.
September 21st, 20124:20 am
Haven’t got the numbers, but decent I believe. I’ve seen them over at baseball reference, but can’t recall them right now.
September 21st, 20124:22 am
September 21st, 20124:24 am
Starting to fade and get that old headache in the back part of my brain. You be cool BOBBY H. and I’ll see ya’ later.
September 21st, 20124:27 am
Gattis’ numbers? Just wondered if you knew, off the top of your head, whether or not he seemed to be adapting to his new position. I always think of you as the “Minor League Guy”.
September 21st, 20124:28 am
I hope you can get some sleep, richbrave. I know I will…. Goodnight/Goodmorning
September 21st, 20124:40 am
Good read from you guy’s.
September 21st, 20126:58 am
You guys have chased ACE away…..the poor guy wasn’t that bad.
I hope I’m dead wrong, but ever think that something as silly as a blog like this might be about all that some people have?
Anyway, hope the boys are ready for a fight this weekend, because the phillies are about to give em one.
September 21st, 20127:07 am
You guys have chased ACE away… — phil
Who, EXACTLY, are “you guys”? The only one I remember having words that would chase someone away was DOB. Since ACE was last here, there were only a few of us on the blog. richbrave, Ward, John Leonard & I certainly didn’t chase him away.
So, who the hell are you talking about, phil?
September 21st, 20127:12 am
uga – Opposing pitchers will have bad dreams for years about facing the Jones brothers. Too bad, A. Jones couldn’t leave here with gifts and a good year like C. Jones.
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