Braves quotes after Sunday’s win against Phillies

**DAVID ROSS

On Hudson

“That’s a really good lineup. He kept them off-balance for most of the day. The only run he gave up was his own fault; at least I don’t get any blame for that.” [laughter]

On Hudson having a big game after some recent inconsistency

“You know, Huddy’s that guy that when the lights are shining brightest, he brings his ‘A’ game. I like my chances with him on the mound against anybody anytime. I know he’s going to go out there and give me everything he has that day, and he’s going to fight and claw tooth and nail to try to win, to try to get their hitters out. I can go to battle with teammates like that any day of the week.”

On taking two out of three from Phillies team that came in hot and was in a must-win situation

“I didn’t know how they were playing. But we came in here – we’re a good team. They’re a good team, we’re a good team. We battled, had some good at-bats early on yesterday from, like, Freeman and Chipper, two-out knocks. Against Roy Halladay yesterday, and today jumped on Cliff Lee early before he got comfortable. That’s what you’ve got to do with the good ones. With the good pitchers, if you score early – the teams that beat Huddy usually get to him early. So it was nice to get to [Lee] early and have good at-bats.”

“I thought we did a good job today, and our bullpen’s really good. And it was tough to see [for hitters]. It was a lot of fun catching today.”

On position in postseason picture

“We’re kind of in the middle ground. We feel like we’ve got the wild-card secured and are going to make the playoffs, but yet the division – it’s a little out of reach, but yet we’re still fighting for it. So we’re kind of in in limbo. We’re waiting for something to happen and just relax a little bit. We want to be playing good going in, so that’s the key.

“We want to rest the right guys and get ready, but in my opinion, I just saw where Milwaukee took the lead… It’s 4-1/2 [Braves behind Washington in division] and they’ve got a tough schedule. I think our eyes are still on the division. If that’s a lofty goal, that’s fine by me. But the key for us, if we get to playing good, we feel like we can play with anybody anytime.”

**TIM HUDSON

On his sinker and the outing

“I had a good two-seamer going, locating it pretty well. Especially off the opposite-arm side. I was able to stay on the pitch and had good action on it. It was a fun day for me. It’s the time of the year where you want to clean up your delivery and start making better pitches and start making crisper pitches in certain situations. Today was a day where I was able to go out there and I felt pretty confident with my off-speed and my sinker down in the zone.

“I’ll have one or two more starts before we hopefully get into the playoffs and they really start counting.”

On getting 16th win despite missing first month of season

“A lot of that credit has to go to the guys behind me. They’ve been awesome all year behind me, scoring runs, the bullpen has hardly given up a run on the days that I’ve pitched…. They’ve probably been a lot better than I’ve been on the mound, but I’m benefiting with some wins because some guys have stepped up pretty good behind me.”

On not hesitating to go to third on the double and E8

“After rounding second I definitely realized I wasn’t as young as I used to be. Then it hit me that there were two outs, after about five steps around second. Yeah, it wasn’t cool. But I was safe.

“It was a good ready on my part, though. [Sarcasm.] I saw the third baseman’s eyes and I read where the ball was coming. I was like, I’ve got to run over here so the ball will hit me and I’ll be safe.”

On today’s win and the series win

“It’s really big for us. Today was a huge win. Capped off a really good road trip for us. These guys are still fighting to get in the playoffs, and we were able to come in and beat a great pitcher today. It was a well-pitched game from both sides. He threw the ball well and really settled in nicely. What, was there one earned run in the whole game? It was one of those things where we were able to scrap and get just enough to win.”

On his performance after some inconsistent ones lately

“Coming into today, I mean, I haven’t been happy with some of the results that I’ve had. Especially some of the one-inning debacles that I’ve had. Those are things that you can’t allow to happen during the postseason. One tough inning will cost you a game and potentially end your World Series chances. I had a couple of bullpens this past week and worked on some things, just trying to get my pitches a little more crisp, arm angles and arm slots where I wanted them to be. And today was a great step in that direction.”

“You can always get better, but today I felt like it was the fruits of some labor since my last start.”

**DAN UGGLA

On winning the series against a team that was hot

“We ain’t going to quit anything. We’re still trying to win the division, that’s for sure. We just played good baseball. Good pitching, played good defense, and got enough to go 4-2 [on the trip].”

Not content to get in as wild card?

“Yeah, we’ve still got some games left and we’re looking to make this thing [NL East race] as interesting as we can.”

On pretty much ending the Phillies’ playoff hopes this weekend, after they did that to Braves last year

“They’re one of our division rivals. It’s never anything personal, but they’re kind of in the way of where we’re trying to get, and it’s nice to come up here and take two out of three. Whether they make the playoffs or not, we’re not focused on trying to keep them out. We’re just trying to focus on going in the right direction. It just so happens that we put them farther back in the other wild-card hunt. They’ve got some ground to make up, obviously. Still some games left to see what can happen, but to take two out of three was where we needed to be.”

On his bases-loaded sac fly to center field into wind

“Yesterday that ball is probably a homer. But today it stayed in the ballpark and kept it a close game.”

**FREDI GONZALEZ

On all the pitching in series

“The whole road trip, pretty much pitched good. But coming in here and holding these guys to one run and pitching this 2-1 ballgame today was outstanding. Huddy was great. Changed speeds, sinker was on. To face that lineup and only give up one run – it was an unearned run on his part, on the wild pickoff throw – it was a good series. It’s always good to win series and that’s what we preach.”

On Hudson’s having some inconsistency lately, encouraged by this outing?

“It [is]. He’s a pro. He’s going to battle and I thought today was a great indication of what he can do. If it wasn’t a one-run game, might have left him out there. But they pop Nix in there, who has pretty good success against him, in this ballpark a one-run game – you’ve got the bullpen we have, I think you’ve got to [make move] right there.”

On Cliff Lee

“He did a good job. Bases loaded, none out, minimized the damage. He only gave up one run. He did that a couple of times, and that’s the difference between a young pitcher at times and a guy who’s a veteran. They don’t panic. He still went out there and gave his team a great chance to win.”

On Simmons

“He was fine. He went through the game with no problems. And it was nice to see Baker out there in left field. The more you run him out there, the more comfortable you feel with these guys. And we’re going to need him down the stretch, and maybe even in the postseason. It was nice to give Bourny the whole day [to rest his thumb] and McCann, and give Reed Johnson a couple of at-bats against lefties. He didn’t hit the ball hard, but he got a couple of hits anyway. Those things count.”

On Bourn’s injured thumb

“He’s going to see the doctor tomorrow afternoon. He’s progressed well today, but we’re just going to take some precaution. He’s going to see the doctor tomorrow and we’ll see where we go from there. Bubba [trainer Jeff Porter] just came in and said it was better this afternoon, but we’re going to still have him check it out.”

82 comments Add your comment

Nova Scotia Steve

September 23rd, 2012
6:00 pm

Lyle Overbay better not be selected to the post season roster over Eric Hinske. Overbay has been a huge bust.

hebrews11

September 23rd, 2012
6:02 pm

Faith is the evidence of things not seen. By it we can move any mountain.

Tumbledown

September 23rd, 2012
6:04 pm

Good job Braves!! Way to take two out of three against the dreaded Phillies.

Tumbledown

September 23rd, 2012
6:08 pm

Braves are 14-7 this month. Quite a reversal from last September.

Ralph

September 23rd, 2012
6:12 pm

I would try and re-sign Ross for $3-5mil then I would give Mac/Blind his walking papers then bring up Bethancourt as back up and use the $10Mil saved toward signing Josh Hamilton.

Ralph

September 23rd, 2012
6:20 pm

Tumbledown

Is this the original Tumbledown or the imposter Tumbledown?

Tumbledown

September 23rd, 2012
6:22 pm

This is the original. The imposter was banned.

ChipperIsGod

September 23rd, 2012
6:24 pm

All the negative nancies freaked out again after we lost the first game. When will you guys learn? We have a very solid club that doesn’t get rattled.

Good win, would have liked to score more but runs come at a premium. Huddy pitched awesome, EOF and Kimbrel did what they do.

Rossy’s shot was, well… A SHOT. Such a valuable asset he is. He calls a hell of a game, too.

Nova Scotia Steve, I don’t know who I’d rather have. Neither one is exactly filling you with too much confidence. Although Overbay has hit the ball harder than Hinske recently, and Eric has just been bad all year. Overbay hasn’t really gotten enough at bats to get in a groove. Ske was the pinch hit go to guy and worked his way out of it. Right now, I take Overbay although Hinske is great for the clubhouse.

And the Nats lose, and Cards win. So Brewers don’t gain any ground on Cards, and the Nats lose a game to us. Only 4 1/2. I feel like we can actually make a run at this thing.

Go Braves!

Fansince66

September 23rd, 2012
6:26 pm

Recently I moved from Birmingham Al. to San Antonio Texas and I have been terribly dissapinted with MLB. Here we don’t get fsso so I subscribed to MLB.TV “SUX” in order to get the games. First I bought a top of the line surruond system, “MLB.TVSUX” compatable, and thought all was good. Not true, First the games continually freeze up for 10 seconds sometimes longer. That is extremelly annoying. Second if Fox is showing the Braves on Saturday we get the other game. To add insult to injury , you can’t watch on MLB.TV SUX till 90 mintes after the game is finished. My question is this, Are they trying to disenfranchise the fans because they aren’t making it easy.

No. 1 Braves Fan

September 23rd, 2012
6:26 pm

Fredi bashers: What did he do wrong today? I can`t wait for replies to my question.

No. 1 Braves Fan

September 23rd, 2012
6:26 pm

Fredi bashers: What did he do wrong today? I can`t wait for replies to my question.

andy dandy

September 23rd, 2012
6:26 pm

Don’t know if it’s doable, but I like Ralph’s idea. McCann has been a good hitter prior to this year, but always pretty much a “butcher” behind the plate. Appears lazy to me. Nice guy, good teammate & I think good in the community, but you get paid big $$ for performing.

Ken Stallings

September 23rd, 2012
6:27 pm

Three hottest teams in the NL over the last ten games are the Brewers, Cardinals, and Braves! The Reds and Giants also sprinted to the finish lines to win their divisions. The Reds are not finished as they are charging to the best record in the NL and by winning today, are in a tie with the Nationals for that first seeding. The winner of the Wild Card game plays the top team in the NL, so that affects the Braves potentially.

The Braves are winning most of their games down the stretch and it is a good thing, because neither the Cardinals nor Brewers are going to hand it to them!

The Braves have eliminated the Phillies as a threat to the Braves’ postseason hopes. The Padres and Diamondbacks are the same position. The Dodgers are practically just one Braves win (or Dodgers loss) away from being removed from the Braves’ mirror.

For the Braves, here are the magic numbers now (for home field against the Cardinals):

Cardinals: 4
Brewers: 2
Dodgers: 1

For the Cardinals, their surge against the Cubs have kept them in the driver’s seat for the second Wild Card. Here are their magic numbers for that second WC:

Brewers: 8
Dodgers: 7
Diamondbacks: 6
Phillies: 5
Pirates: 4
Padres: 1

In other words, the Cards are very much still in a dogfight!

double

September 23rd, 2012
6:32 pm

Mac/blind A guy that has played his heart out for the Braves.If his vision problems are permanent/not to be corrected,then he should retire from baseball as a player.

Fansince66

September 23rd, 2012
6:33 pm

Hope the Bravos make it to the playoffs. Have enough starting pitching to go all the way. MEDLIN, HUDSON, MINOR. As good as any lineup in MLB.
O yeah, they’ll be on national coverage, fans can watch. MLB.TV SUX

Felix

September 23rd, 2012
6:34 pm

Hey Filly trolls*:
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha………………………….payback is a b_____.

* we know you are trolling out there……….

Quack Quack

September 23rd, 2012
6:35 pm

Outstanding game Bravos!! Huddy had great control, just like he is known for. Nice win, and way to drop the Philthies deeper in that hole. ;-)

Have a restful day off, and come out swinging.

GO BRAVES!!!

Fansince66

September 23rd, 2012
6:36 pm

Breaking News-AP Wire

September 23rd, 2012
6:40 pm

After exhaustive research by our best sports analysts, it has been determined that ……….Overbay sucks even more.

Amber Girl

September 23rd, 2012
6:40 pm

@MrQuackQuack Mom and I leaving tomorrow for Australia. So this is goodbye and thanx for being my friend.

Chumper

September 23rd, 2012
6:41 pm

What did Fredi do wrong today? Have you ever seen Overbay bat?

Quack Quack

September 23rd, 2012
6:52 pm

@ Amber Girl….Have a safe trip, and best of luck.
XOXOXO!!!

Amber Girl

September 23rd, 2012
6:56 pm

Best wishes to you. Mom says we are going to have a better life. So long Luv Y’all XOXOXO Go Braves!!!

TONETONE

September 23rd, 2012
6:59 pm

The NATIONALS has ten games left. 1—–BREWERS (1)
2—–PHILLIES (6)
3—–CARDINALS (3)

That is a tough schedule. The braves have a legit chamce!

TONETONE

September 23rd, 2012
7:00 pm

That is a tough schedule. The BRAVES have a legit chance!

Ken Stallings

September 23rd, 2012
7:02 pm

I suspect some who are wondering who the Braves should have on the bench for the Wild Card game are missing a vital point. The rosters can be set for the Wild Card game and then re-set for the NLDS. So, for the Wild Card game, the Braves should carry two starting pitchers and six quality pitchers in the bullpen. Then, load the rest of the roster with hitters.

So, the Braves can have all their pinch hitters on the bench.

74bravesjersey

September 23rd, 2012
7:26 pm

Last year when we needed to win desperately, you think the filsies wanted to ease up on us, nah, they rubbed our noses in that horrendous colapse especially in the last series of the season. Yeah, this feels good. What comes around goes around philly, see ya’ll on the back swing.

74bravesjersey

September 23rd, 2012
7:32 pm

Oh, mabey ya’ll take it out on the nats w/ you’re fly swatters (6 more times) that’ll be sweet, don’t go easy on you’re o’l boy werth, you know he would really love to rub you’re noses in feakle matter if he gets the chance, don’t let up, then we’ll get ya’ll a box of grits or someth’n out of appreciation.

74bravesjersey

September 23rd, 2012
7:38 pm

Utley; I think you owe it to you’re o’l boy jason, few years ago, werth tried to be cutsie w/ utley’s wife(when he was a teammate, & Utley’s best homey). anyhow look it up in phillie local papers, archives, can’t remember the year,’08′, or 09′, I don’t think it was 10′ but anyway, if you hadn’t heard, peace.

jose wales

September 23rd, 2012
7:38 pm

Amber Girl

Are you going to be reincarnated on this site again, 1st Smantha then Whisky Rivet then Amber Girl and Quak Quak, all the same person, who are you going to pretend to be next? They have the internet in Australia too don’t you know.

Amber Girl

September 23rd, 2012
7:39 pm

Bye Everybody. Luv Y,all XOXOXO. Go Braves!!!!

Ralph

September 23rd, 2012
7:42 pm

Ken Stallings

Good idea but where do we get the hitters, we don’t have any.

Alaska Braves Fan

September 23rd, 2012
7:45 pm

The Braves likely will handle any of the NL teams they have to play to get to the Series, with the exception of the Reds. That’s the one team against whom we have not matched up well. You never know, but I think we’ll make it past the others; still I worry about the Reds. If we run through Cincy, we have an excellent shot at winning the Series.

ABF

J J

September 23rd, 2012
8:14 pm

Josey Wales, Buddy Landell Uh UH, Same Same. Whoever you are You should call yourself a cyber bully. Shut the H… up and leave these people alone. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS

Quack Quack

September 23rd, 2012
8:50 pm

@josie wales…I guess this just proves, at least to me, since you’ve included my name in your post, that you have no idea whats going on, on the other side of your screen.

Get well soon. Being a cyber bully is a sad way to live. ;-(

J J

September 23rd, 2012
8:58 pm

@QuackQuack Wouldn’t it be nice if people would mind their own business. I am going to miss little Amber. Didn’t talk to either one of you but enjoyed your conversations.

Peachstealth

September 23rd, 2012
9:23 pm

Good bye Amber girl. I’m going to miss you.. Hope you have a great life down under.

Ekim56

September 23rd, 2012
9:27 pm

@Fansince66… I am on your side about MLBTV-SUX. Their customer support is terrible; I can’t tell you how many angry emails I’ve sent to them this season for their crummy service. Games that start over for no apparent reason, skips and freeze-ups, blacking out of games that shouldn’t be blacked out. I wish I could quit them.

Ken Stallings

September 23rd, 2012
9:33 pm

Ralph,

David Ross
Jose Constanza
Reed Johnson
Lyle Overbay
Jeff Baker
Eric Hinske

Not Murder’s Row, but as pinch hitters go, it’s not a bad list of hitters! In fact, it might be among the best to choose from in the NL. I suspect Fredi will suit them all up for the Wild Card game.

Ken Stallings

September 23rd, 2012
9:38 pm

I have to second the complaints about MLB.TV. For about a month I used their service on a cable modem. The service was unreliable for the reasons listed. I emailed them when I canceled it and bluntly told them the quality of the service was not ready for prime time!

MLB Extra Innings on DirecTV is vastly better. The only problem with that service is the often questionable blackout policies MLB allows each team to put in place. For example, there must be some personal animosity between the Braves and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Because every single time the Braves play them, the MLB Extra Innings telecasts are blacked out — even the ones aired by the Arizona affiliate! And I live in eastern New Mexico just west of the Texas border!

Even when the Diamondbacks play in Atlanta, the feeds are all blacked out! The Rockies don’t do this. Neither did the Astros. Only the Diamondbacks are this penal, and the huge swaths of land that MLB allows some teams to claim as “local markets” is truly ridiculous. There are some class action lawsuits pending on it.

Australia ?

September 23rd, 2012
10:01 pm

Just explain what this is all about, Amber. I feel like we are all eavesdropping on your life. Moylan? I am reaching, but what is deal?

Australia ?

September 23rd, 2012
10:01 pm

Just explain what this is all about, Amber. I feel like we are all eavesdropping on your life. Moylan? I am reaching, but what is deal?

Darryl Blackberry

September 23rd, 2012
10:12 pm

NSSteve: Couldn’t agree more about Overbay. Hinske at least gives the Braves some flexibility on the field (although his fielding in the OF leaves a lot to be desired).

jose wales

September 23rd, 2012
10:15 pm

As The World Turns, so does this blogas it is turning into a soap opera staring Amber Girl, Quack Quack, Samantha, Whiskey River and introducing for the first time JJ and Peachstealth and Australia.

Quint

September 23rd, 2012
10:29 pm

The MLB has the most archaic/arcane blackout policies! I have CSS in Florida, and anything Braves related is blacked out and alternative programming is aired; Per a tweet CSS sent to me, since I have the Marlins and Rays on the RSNs here. I wish they’d kill CSS here, then! At least the MLB app is better, I am only blacked out of the Florida teams on it.

Quint

September 23rd, 2012
10:30 pm

Happy that the Braves won again!!!!! Let’s give the nats a run for their money!

bravesgrl4life

September 23rd, 2012
10:33 pm

For anybody suggesting we let Mac go and make Ross the everyday catcher: get a clue! Ross is not an everyday player. This was proven while Mac was on the DL earlier this year. Ross knows that. The Braves know that. Why can’t you figure it out.

RBI

September 23rd, 2012
10:42 pm

Hanson=autoloss, just like Lowe last year. Skipping watching Thursday’s game if he is in there. He should not be on post-season roster.

Ralph

September 23rd, 2012
10:44 pm

bravesgrl4life

You may be or may not be right about Ross however i’m sure there are other catchers out there that are better defensively than Mac/Blind and could bat .230 for $10million less than Mac will make next year.

panamajack

September 23rd, 2012
10:48 pm

Your right on it Ralph, there was a time when Big Mac was worth 12 million but that time has long past.

lee maye

September 23rd, 2012
11:06 pm

Ross may not be an everyday player, but McCann is not either and not worth the option. Gattis and Bethancourt will do fine with Ross backing them up. Actually, you could have both of them making the roster, with Gattis getting some time in LF. The 11 mil for McCann would be better spent elsewhere on raises or multi year deals for Medlen, FF, JHey, Kimbrel, and Prado.

reckingball

September 23rd, 2012
11:43 pm

bravesgrl4life@10:33………. is 100% correct(aint no, maybe or may not be to it) about Ross not being an everyday player, and Ralph@10:44…….. you are 100% wrong.
Anyone that knows anything about the Braves should know this.

Ralph@10:44……Perhaps you should make a list of all of those $$1.5million dollar “catchers out there”, that can hit 20HRs, 67RBI, in 425ABs in 116 games. And this has been a bad year for him.
And then…….pass that list on to Frank Wren.
If you guys don’t think that the Braves will exercise their option on McCann for 2013, then maybe we can arrange a wager of some sort.
I got a couple of Gs, that say they will.

reckingball

September 24th, 2012
12:00 am

Judging from the quotes by Ross and Uggla, some of the Braves still think they have a chance to win the East, now if they can convince their manager.
Who knows? Not probable, but still possible.

M.B. Jones

September 24th, 2012
12:00 am

I dont think its fair to rip on Overbay . He really hasnt had a chance to put consistant at bats together. Te Roadrunner had been the most consistant bat of the bench. Along with Reed Johnson. Although Hinske has blown at the plate all year. He brings too much playoff experience to the table and is good in the clubhouse. Camy leave him off playoff roster. Competition the last nine games will probably determine playoff roster. Why is Hansen pitching Thursday? Let Sheets give it a go. He’s Well rested and I like our chances a lot better.

reckingball

September 24th, 2012
12:04 am

Oh yeah, Ralph when you fill out that list, make sure that you get the million and a half dollar catchers that can play every pitch of all 162 games, so that you can satisfy your comrade….lee maye.

panamajack

September 24th, 2012
12:27 am

reckingball

Your not GM materiial reckingball, you are more the Cheer Leader type.

man and dog

September 24th, 2012
12:44 am

What did Fredie do wrong today? Today, well, I guess was ok. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.

Lobosolo

September 24th, 2012
8:02 am

Panamajack… “You’re” not the GM type, either, and Ralphie the Whiner (and worshipper of Larrhoid) and lee maybenot certainly are not… My understanding of the term “fan” means just that, a cheerleader of sorts…. I can understand that some of you with low self-esteem must address “your” own short comings and failures by latching onto a team as “yours” and spend “your” time belittling every single player when they don’t bat 1.000 or pitch a shut out, or if every call the manager makes doesn’t pan out by a lack of execution from the players… The lack of even a modicum of understanding about how baseball works is very apparent by the comments of you blubberers, who sadly think that calling members of “your” team idiots and/or bums…

There is not one poster on here, real fan or not, who is anywhere remotely qualified to GM, manage, or play major league baseball…. Most of you aren’t remotely qualified to be a fan, either…

But being the best 20-20 visioned armchair whiners, now that’s a subject you all can talk about with confidence…

JT

September 24th, 2012
8:20 am

Hey Dan Uggla, why are you saying anything about this team? You are the worst hitter we have had in a long time, no wait forgot about Hinske and Overbay, but you are not the one to comment on anything.
And Fredi, have you ever heard of “get em over and get em in”? Heyward swinging away with man on second and not outs, You are a bigger idiot than Uggla! Another example of why Marlins Fired you.

JT

September 24th, 2012
8:24 am

Hey Lobosolo, what a stupid name? Why don’t you read the handbook “Baseball for Dummies”

the truth...

September 24th, 2012
9:00 am

The playoff roster will take care of itself, like the night of the last game of the season. Until the Division race is finalized as in Washington clinches, then I’d hope Fredi and Wren will play to win and not to pack it in and settle for 2nd.

Remember last year the last game of the season meant something, here’s hoping that this year’s does as well.

As Yogi says…………..” ….it ain’t over till its over…”

panamajack

September 24th, 2012
9:36 am

Lobosolo

September 24th, 2012
8:02 am

You just eliminated everybody from this blog, now your the only one left!

Tumbledown

September 24th, 2012
9:40 am

JT -And Fredi, have you ever heard of “get em over and get em in”? Heyward swinging away with man on second and not outs, You are a bigger idiot than Uggla! Another example of why Marlins Fired you.

Am I missing something? Isn’t Heyward one of the team’s primary RBI producers? Wouldn’t you want him swinging away? I admit to not being smart, but I think you are reaching at anything to criticise Fredi. What say everybody?

panamajack

September 24th, 2012
9:46 am

Tumbledown

I too think Fredi is an idiot but he didn’t do anything wrong yesterday

Ralph

September 24th, 2012
9:53 am

If we get rid of all the GM want-to-be’s we would only have locosolo and reckingball left and all you would read on here is rah rah rah go braves kind of stuff. We all like to play manager and GM so leave us alone and let us have our fun.

Buddy Landel

September 24th, 2012
10:38 am

jose wales- One of these days the ajc will ban those that use many, many screen names. Maybe… By the way, I’ve heard that phrase “mind your own business” from about 4 of that guy’s screen names.

reckingball

September 24th, 2012
10:54 am

pjack@12:27am…..I never claimed to be a GM, I give my point of view as a fan.
Not, as a GM and/or manager wannabe, like so many on these blogs that usually show their ignorance when they make some ridickulous statement about how the team should be run(i.e. such as, make Ross the everyday catcher, when Ross has stated his own self, that he cannot do it anymore).

reckingball

September 24th, 2012
10:58 am

Ralph @9:53……..If you want to be a GM or manager, I suggest that you start at the PeeWee level, and try to work your way up.

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reckingball

September 24th, 2012
11:04 am

Yeaaaaa Braves, rah rah, rah rah, rah rah rah, and rah.
go braves
go phillies
go brewers(one more game, only)

Fansince66

September 24th, 2012
11:13 am

Ekim, Quint and Ken Stallings, i’m sure there are tons of dissatisfied fans, just not hearing from them. Ekim your right it SUX but I have to deal with it for now. Maybe that idiot from Milwaukee will retire soon and turn MLB over to a business man that understands that it is important to give a good service to each and every fan wherever yhey may live. I am a Braves fan and shouldn’t be blacked out from games period. I pay a lot of money to see them on tv. It is not practical to assume I could hop a plane and fly over to ATL on Friday and Saturdays, or wherever they play. This is no way to cultivate the younger fans. I was lucky growing up in S Georgia. I made drives 150 miles and watched a lot of great players play the game. For some theres only MLB.TV SUX.

Poor babies

September 24th, 2012
11:42 am

Buddy Landell, Josie wales. I feel so sorry for you. You are so confused. You have know idea who you are talking too and what is going on. Poor babies. I feel sorry for you,but we love you anyway. Sure hope you get well soon.

BoatDoc

September 24th, 2012
12:12 pm

Here’s a variation on the MLB.TV ripoff service:

I was stationed overseas, in Okinawa. I was delighted to learn that I could get internet service there fast enough to stream MLB.

I signed up.

Later the Braves were playing and I spent HOURS trying to make it work prior to phoning the MLB “help” and spending 45 minutes with a nice lady who no doubt was TRYING to actually help me.

As she tried I clicked through the MLB documents and found the “fine print” – MLB games are blacked out in Japan. I told the MLB lady what I had found and she said “well… at least you can watch the ARCHIVED games.” I tried explaining to her that watching a game that has already finished was like kissing your sister. I told her to cancel my MLB subscription, since I would be in Okinawa for two years.

She told me that although it was as easy as two clicks to START my MLB subscription 24/7, I could ONLY cancel the same subscription during M-F business hours.

Did I mention I was in Okinawa? For me “business hours” meant the middle of the night.

I stayed up one night and phoned during business hours. I forget what B.S. excuse the guy gave me for why he COULDN’T cancel it, but he told me he couldn’t.

So – I subscribed for a whole season and didn’t get to watch ANY of it.

Mr. Selig – you owe me.

For those who wrote this is no way to treat a customer, and this is no way to grow a fan base – you are absolutely correct.

I love the Braves, I love baseball… but for the pin-head cretins who stole my money: you are festering pustules on the backside of humanity.

Jay Dubu

September 24th, 2012
1:08 pm

Overbay and Backer are here to give the Braves a righty presence on the bench. But it sure would be nice if the Braves would build a decent bench from day 1, and go with it through the season.

This patch work at or close to season’s end, that they’ve employed the past several years is wearing me down.

DaculaJones

September 24th, 2012
1:31 pm

According to MLB.com
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20120907&content_id=38029316&vkey=news_mlb_nd&c_id=mlb

If there is a Divisional win/loss tie. (both teams have the same record)
The head to head record tie breaker only applies to who gets home field for the 1 game playoff.
In this case, A 1 GAME PLAYOFF in Washington.

This means the Braves could finish 7-2 and the Nats finish 3-7 to force a 1 game Divisional playoff.
The Nats almost have to lose today and then lose all 3 series, or some kind of a sweep in any 2 of the 3 remaining series.
And of course, the Braves would have to take care of business and win 2 series and sweep the other.

Any of these are possible but not probable.

IF SO?
Who would you start for this Divisional tie breaker game?
Would you save Medlen for the Wildcard game if you lose the Divisional tie breaker game?

Buddy Landel

September 24th, 2012
1:58 pm

Jay Dubu- Overbay is a lefty

Ralph

September 24th, 2012
2:42 pm

Boatdock

File a complaint with the Better Business Bureo, I filed a complaint online recently against a cell phone co and had an answer within 2 days and had my money refunded within 10 days. click on this link, its easy
https://www.bbb.org/consumer-complaints/file-a-complaint/nature-of-complaint/ MLB is a business so it should be no problem getting your money back.

Tumbledown

September 24th, 2012
2:43 pm

It looks like no help from the Brew Crew today, at least as far as the division goes.

Jasons Shrinking Waist

September 24th, 2012
3:00 pm

HEY WHERE DID ALL THE PHILLY FANS GO TO???
LOL

Sweet revenge after last years elimination games at the end of the year!

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September 24th, 2012
4:06 pm

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4:06 pm

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Don

September 25th, 2012
11:59 am

Why do so many players signed/acquired by the Braves have their hitting go in the tank after they become a Brave – Uggla and Bohrn being the current examples.

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