Jones defends champagne celebration; Cox’s advice for Gonzalez

One thing that got Jones riled up Wednesday morning, he said, was hearing the Braves criticized on a local radio station for their champagne celebration after clinching a berth in the wild card playoff game. He made no apologies.

“If our season ends on October 5, we got to celebrate and that’s something these guys haven’t gotten to do,” Jones said of his younger teammates. “Why take it away from us? Every time we advance, you know what? We’re going to celebrate whether you like it or not, whether it’s apropos or not, we’ve earned it. And quite frankly we can afford to pop a top on some champagne bottles and some beer cans if we want to.”

The last man standing from the 14 consecutive division titles remembers the criticisms Bobby Cox-led teams took for being too buttoned-down and reserved.

“We finally let our hair down and we still get bad-mouthed, so what’s it going to be?” Jones said. “Make up your mind.”

Cox advice

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he tossed and turned Tuesday night, first in excitement over the Braves playoff-clinching victory, and then concern over how to keep his roster healthy the rest of the regular season.

A conversation Wednesday morning with former Braves manager Bobby Cox helped put his mind at ease.

“He goes you know what? Don’t worry about that,” Gonzalez said. “With the injury stuff, you can’t help it….You can’t put them in a bubble. You’ve got to play them. He goes, ‘Enjoy it.’”

Gonzalez would like to get bench players Lyle Overbay, Eric Hinske, Reed Johnson and Jeff Baker more at-bats in the final eight games but will keep playing his lineup straight for the next few days as the Braves continue to try to make a dent in the Nationals’ lead in the NL East.

221 comments Add your comment

chipontheroad

September 26th, 2012
7:30 pm

yes lets all enjoy

Weaseal

September 26th, 2012
7:30 pm

Damn tell um Chipper- I got a big case of Brave Fever !!!

David from Athens, AL

September 26th, 2012
7:30 pm

DHD

September 26th, 2012
7:33 pm

People complain about the team celebrating? They need a life.

jim lanham

September 26th, 2012
7:41 pm

who complained? id like his email address so i can rip them a new arse.i celebrated too..saved a bottle of champagne for over a year..i too debated..pop now? pop later? and i saw the joy on the field the joy in my heart.. so i popped that cork.and will never regret doing so!

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

September 26th, 2012
7:55 pm

You tell ‘em, Chipper!!…

RukiddingMe

September 26th, 2012
7:57 pm

Anyone know what radio station?

Shawn

September 26th, 2012
8:00 pm

680 the Fan of all the radio stations….. Jeff Kincade and whatever the guys name is

RWFATL

September 26th, 2012
8:01 pm

I am sure it was Steak and those butt hole know it alls at 790. Amazing how much those guys know about sports, when they never played the games.

jim lanham

September 26th, 2012
8:01 pm

the only thing i could see is celebrate when you know for sure what spot you get and if the thinking is save it for a division title celebration..ok..but still tooo damn bad…if its a problem ill buy the extra bottles we ll need celebrating a division title you jack asses!

hackjobs

September 26th, 2012
8:03 pm

Would probably be John Kincaide. He’s an unabashed Phillies fan and a loudmouth know-it-all arse. I turn off 680 between 12 and 3, they’re just terrible.

I know it wasn’t the afternoon drive guys, they said the same thing that Glav, Chip, and Joe just said on the TV broadcast. To wit: Sure, we as fans have seen it before, but 18 of those guys hadn’t ever been there, and pop another bottle boys, you earned it.

hackjobs

September 26th, 2012
8:06 pm

Joe Simpson indicated that the station was the braves flagship, so it had to be 680 the Fan.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 26th, 2012
8:07 pm

John Kincade is the biggest tool in Atlanta. Don’t listen to that show, I find it dull and boring.

Chris Snow

September 26th, 2012
8:11 pm

J Chad was the other “moron” lol

Cliff

September 26th, 2012
8:13 pm

After how last year finished, and the dramatic fashion in which they clinched tonight, that’s cause for celebration. Returning to the postseason after a collapse like last year is unprecedented.

phil

September 26th, 2012
8:24 pm

Kincade can go on back to Philthy…..idiot.

Scroggy 7

September 26th, 2012
8:24 pm

So, so glad that my favorite Atlanta radio station is being turned into yet another sports talk venture. Just what this town needs. More Air Pollution !!!

Henry D.

September 26th, 2012
8:31 pm

Glad somebody shoved a foot in Kincaid’s mouth. Now if they would put one in his a** and send him back to Philly! Way to go Chipper.

Chipper's Southern Bell

September 26th, 2012
8:31 pm

It was 680. I was listening. My thoughts are they can do whatever they want

banned poster

September 26th, 2012
8:33 pm

It was those bozos over at 680 the fan and that idiot Philly lover John Kincaid. Dont go blaming Steak and Co at 790 because they have been nothing but supportive of the team and pushing the wild card game as being a big thing. Plus Dimino has more pull with Chipper and some of the other Braves than the own flagship station does.

shelbydawkins

September 26th, 2012
8:38 pm

FREDI FOR GOD’S SAKES DISAVOW ANY KNOWLEDGE BOOGER COX IMPARTED TO YOU

Hubert Brown

September 26th, 2012
8:46 pm

Advice from Cox, he of more chances to win titles than anybody and claim only one? Please consult Joe Torre, Tony Larussa, et al.

Laughing out Loud

September 26th, 2012
8:49 pm

shelbydawkins, shall we put you in the same catagory as John Kincaid of 680 The Fan? What a dounce both of you are! Braves ought to cherish every win, celebrate every milestone and keep on marching to the World Series! Go Braves!

A.B. Normal

September 26th, 2012
8:51 pm

Kincaid wears panties anyway. Send him back to Philly to do his gum-bumpin’ shtick there.

Laughing out Loud

September 26th, 2012
8:54 pm

Dunces…guess you make that honor roll yourself Hurbert Brown.

Laughing out Loud

September 26th, 2012
8:57 pm

680 The Fan needs to get better writers and talk show hosts who are not so mundane and boring. Some times even the better ones sound like a bunch of arguing juveniles.

Big Wally

September 26th, 2012
8:57 pm

Why does a radio station in Atlanta hire a “MORON” Filthadelphia fan like John Kincaid in the first place? If he loves the Phillies, Eagles, etc. so much, he should pack up and move back there.

aaa

September 26th, 2012
8:59 pm

Kincaid thinks he’s extra special because of his work with ESPN. I get the impression he’s also a wanna-be political commentator. I’m glad he’s on mid day so I don’t have to listen to him.

Biggerthanbigdawg

September 26th, 2012
9:06 pm

I heard the Buck n “c’mon” Kincade show ripping
The Braves for celebrating making the playoffs n I couldn’t believe they took time outta their skedjule for pontificating all things Michael Vick n his struggle with turnovers. The fact that they made a dent with local listeners is an astounding achievement! I know It’s not somuch Buck as it is Mr. C’mon now! Really? Kincade driving this short bus.

Go Deacs!

September 26th, 2012
9:10 pm

Bo Bock on 790 the Zone said it, too, not just 680 the Fan. Go Braves!

Pamala

September 26th, 2012
9:11 pm

It’s a baseball game .IT’S NOT LIKE THEY’RE RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT! Those who find fault in victory, find fault in the air they breathe. Get over your pious uptight, verbally constipated ego, and step down off of that soapbox.
As our grandmothers used to say: “If you can’t say something nice…….”.

Big Wally

September 26th, 2012
9:20 pm

Kincaid does not pull for the Braves. It is just tearing him apart that his beloved Phillies will not make the playoffs and the Braves did. He is just a bitter, bitter, pitiful, Phillies fan who is in a lot of pain now.

drew

September 26th, 2012
9:28 pm

Yeah…go ahead….waste hundreds of dollars guys. I’m out of work for 6 months and struggling to feed the family. At least you have your priorities right.

Pops

September 26th, 2012
9:36 pm

Kincaid is an idiot. Listening to him is like listening to a bad ex-mother in law. Nothing get settled . He just whines, whines and whines.

chipperdaddy

September 26th, 2012
9:39 pm

congrats on your silver medal, braves. this is almost as embarrassing and Leo mazzone tattooing the # of crappy division titles the braves won on his shoulder. chipper only plays 130 games a year – let him celebrate his crappy 4th place finish if that is what he wants to do – we get to free up his salary for a fulltime player next year – now THAT is something to celebrate!

chipperdaddy

September 26th, 2012
9:41 pm

kincaid says stupid things to bait people to get upset. how pathetic is is that the supposed “leader” of this clubhouse could get sucked in by such a childish rant? not a shocker though, chipper prolly listens to a lot of AM radio when he is not watching cartoons or macking on hooters baby mammas.

C. Tampa Ironworse

September 26th, 2012
9:45 pm

Kincade is the typical Carpetbagger. Hates everything about the South sooooo much…he’s made his life here. To him, we’re all dumb huckleberries and he couldn’t care less what we think. That’s the worst thing…he actually thinks he’s superior to all Southerners simply because he was born somewhere else.

C. Tampa Ironworse

September 26th, 2012
9:47 pm

PS: Buck stinks.

Jim

September 26th, 2012
9:52 pm

I stopped listening to 680 a long ago because of Kincaid getting political. I tuned in to 680 for sports, not to hear someone rip our president.

4xtra

September 26th, 2012
9:53 pm

What in the HELL is there to complain about??
I dont get it…
Is it me or is the internet allowing everyone to complain bout EVERYTHING…
**The braves deserve it 100%**
Haters….GO TO HELL

ChipperisGod

September 26th, 2012
10:00 pm

These guys worked hard and deserve to celebrate their postseason clinch. I know John was referencing the fact that he’s worried they’ll be satisfied only by clinching. They won’t be, they’re going for it, but they ARE celebrating because it’s almost therapeutic, and gets a huge monkey off this team’s back, and they’re doing something that only five teams in a league of 16 can do, and that’s make the playoffs. That’s a great accomplishment. They aren’t happy, but still very hungry.

Choptober

September 26th, 2012
10:01 pm

John Kincade is a complete dumb a@@… But that is what we get with a Philly fan whose team sux this year…

Ask your doctor if it is safe...

September 26th, 2012
10:05 pm

I think 680 is about done. Z-93 is going sports soon. Chuck and Chernoff is the only decent show they have but Archer and Bell have taken over with me. Tough not to listen to Dave with his superior knowledge and he and Bell feed well off each other. Would love to have Chuck and Chernoff in midday. I am all behind 790 since they got rid of the Stews.

banned poster

September 26th, 2012
10:06 pm

Beau Bock is a part timer and even that title is generous. Kincaid is the self proclaimed face of 680 the Fan, who happens to be the flagship station of the Braves. I can guarantee that contract will be going to someone else when its up. Just like when 96 Rock was pulled hosting the Braves after the regular bozos insulted Bobby Cox back in 2004.

FisHERMAN

September 26th, 2012
10:13 pm

Celebrate! You guys earned it! And pass the bottle this way!

bball fan

September 26th, 2012
10:15 pm

Kincaid is so dumb when it comes to sports I can’t believe someone gave him a job on a sports talk radio show.

Marie

September 26th, 2012
10:22 pm

Celebrate the hell out of your success!
Go Braves!
Kincaid-idiot.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 26th, 2012
10:23 pm

Fire Kincaid!!!! LOL

Big Wally

September 26th, 2012
10:23 pm

Order has been restored to the Universe. Braves are in the playoffs and the Phillies,,,we’ll they will be home watching Vick throw interceptions.

dawg51

September 26th, 2012
10:26 pm

damn chipperdaddy…..who peed n ur capt crunch this morning??

Bro

September 26th, 2012
10:33 pm

The “Morons” on 680 probably never had anything to celebrate-ever.

dilly

September 26th, 2012
10:36 pm

Kincaid and Bock need to go back up north and leave the Braves alone. Celebrate to your hearts content, Braves. Chipper is right – not a thing wrong with it.

Ken Stallings

September 26th, 2012
10:38 pm

To those morons who criticized the celebration last night, I have one simple question for you:

Precisely how many playoff clinchings have you willingly declined to celebrate?

bostonbravo

September 26th, 2012
10:51 pm

Cox to Fredi: “quit now. go to Marlins for 5x Ozzie money, & good luck”…”Oh, take Danny with you for free.”

NY NICK

September 26th, 2012
11:11 pm

Eff them you only live once BITCHES

A Man's Opinion

September 26th, 2012
11:11 pm

Each person has an opinion, and if Kincaid or Kincade expresses his and it differs from yours what is the fuss all about? I too thought they should try and catch the Nats then celebrate, and celebrate again when they win the NLCS, because I believe these are goals they can achieve. I had picked this team to win 96 games at the start of the season and though it seems unlikely it is still possible. But then again I picked them to win the division last year and we all saw how that worked out.
I was not in favor of the wild card celebration, but I later realize that several of the guys had never been to the post season. However please remember that this years wild card could just be one and done, not like in previous years when there was only one wild card team.

NY NICK

September 26th, 2012
11:11 pm

Eff them you only live once BITCHES

Chris Dimino

September 26th, 2012
11:28 pm

Chipper & I are going to leave our wives, move in together and make passionate homosexual love 10 times a day watching the MLB Network in between. What can I say. I’m in love w/#10

Quack Quack

September 26th, 2012
11:32 pm

Keep it rolling Bravos!!
Dang it man, why all the dumb comments. Pop the tops. I think they should celebrate every night til the season is over. Poor the champagne tonight for the Astros!! Pop the tops for 4 strikeouts in the top of the 9th by Craig Kimbrel!!

GO BRAVES!!!

JJT

September 26th, 2012
11:32 pm

Did Michael Turner and John Abraham drive the players home?

Chicken Salad or Chicken Chit?

September 26th, 2012
11:37 pm

Chicken Salad or Chicken Chit? AJC rag scared to say what station and who said it! I say CHICKEN CHIT,

Panic fan

September 26th, 2012
11:44 pm

In my mind i was a child and IT FELT GOOD!! Aint life grand GREAT THEY MADE IT & HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO IT AGAIN SOON

atlantanwoman

September 27th, 2012
12:07 am

Stupid Republican radio station. Well done Chipper, et al.

TrishaDishawareagle

September 27th, 2012
12:33 am

Whoever said it was pretty right on the money..can ypou Imagine the Braves powerhouse teams from the 90’s celebrating a one game playoff..

Win that game, and it means something..lose it, and you just won the chance to play one more day than everyone else..wow

StingerSplash

September 27th, 2012
12:54 am

Somebody actually wastes their time and listens to either 680 or 790?

braveslover

September 27th, 2012
1:04 am

Chipper should probably not call ANYONE a “moron” considering his public speaking ability and Uggs baseball talent and Fredi’s love child Hanson.

TONETONE

September 27th, 2012
1:14 am

If nothing else, pop the tops for a long tough season. Man, is Washington
tough or what? I THINK THE BRAVES HAVE THEIR NUMBER AT THE RIGHT TIME. IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT YOU DID DURING THE REGULAR SEASON. It is, “what have you done for
me LATELY ? GO BRAVOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

not a pitching coach

September 27th, 2012
1:53 am

Whew! There’s some extraordinary meanness floting around tonight, and it isn’t even a full moon yet. Heaven help us all when that happens.

680 the Fan also carries the Braves pre-game show, with Ben Ingram, Mark Lemke, Leo Mazzone, and sometimes Buck Balew (sp?). THey are NOT an anti-Braves station.

I listen to their show because of the Braves, not because I’m enamoured over one of their personalities.

We’re about to have 3 talk sports stations in the area. Some very smart people make these programming decisions. If the talk stations depended on my listernership, two of them would go out of business right away an the other would be teetering on the brink. I like Montford and Sons and Alabama Shakes more that a bunch of washed up jocks. But that’s just me.

Fredo

September 27th, 2012
2:42 am

FG needs to keep the regulars in for as much as possible. I think that’s one of the reasons the 90s teams usually saw some early exits …. they would clinch the Division early in September, rest players and have a hard time getting hot again once the playoffs started and would get booted by a team who was fighting up until almost the end in order to get in

“Gonzalez would like to get (the horrible bench and) Reed Johnson more at-bats in the final eight games”

Putting Ross/Reed in for a few games to give Mac/Bourn some extra rest, maybe some spot starts for Juan Fran at 3rd for Chipper would be fine but just don’t go all out Team B once you know what’s happening with the division

Najeh Davenpoop

September 27th, 2012
3:31 am

After last year’s collapse they deserved to celebrate.

Mitchell

September 27th, 2012
3:32 am

Amazing. The first time a single negative or derisive comment has been made by the Atlanta media regarding the Atlanta Braves that’s actually about the Braves!

That’s a piece of history right there, folks.

Do they ever talk about the lack of post-season series victories over the last eleven years?

Has a sports radio host in this town expressed the slightest degree of dismay over the Washington Nationals ascending to the very top of the division from the deepest of cellars ever this season?

No. Why would they? There was a controversial ending to a football game Monday night that took place on the other side of the continent!

Clearly more important than Chipper Jones’ Braves.

Then all of a sudden, after Chuck Oliver has just completed five consecutive hours of Conference USA analysis, they’re all surprised nobody in this cares about baseball.

And when John Kincade is not making jokes about meager crowds on Monday nights, he’s excoriating the dozens and dozens of parents waiting in line for autographs with their kids at the Braves caravans in February on a school day.

So for once, we’re not being ridiculed and criticized and blamed for all that ails the team.

Forget what the A’s and O’s are doing… winning with cast-offs and non-existent payroll… or what the Rays have done for four years now with an empty stadium every Saturday night.

The only way the Braves could possibly be capable of competing is for you fans to do your job and sell out Turner Field on a nightly basis.

Otherwise, don’t complain that big name free agents don’t want to come here.

But considering how universally forgiving the Atlanta media is for the organization’s many failures and disappointments in the last ten years and how bereft we are of championships always, the only argument that could reasonably be made is if they didn’t or hadn’t celebrated enough.

They won the game on a walk-off home run.

We’ve seen only four such game winning hits in two years.

It’s worthy of a celebration whether it preserves a playoff spot or not.

I’m as disgruntled and haterish as it gets. It was worth it.

I want and hope to see it happen again. I want to be a part of it.

F 680 the fan and 790.

They f’ing blow. They all think they’re f*ing big shots… in one of the most disappointing, loser sports cities in America.

Perry Laurentino, Matt Chernoff, John Kincade, Steak Shapiro, Two Live Stews, etc. **** **** for a living.

Mitchell

September 27th, 2012
4:29 am

There was not one soul in the Atlanta media who dared to point a finger at Bobby Cox for the NLDS against the Giants and for leaving Brooks Conrad at second base in the 9th inning of Game 3 after we had just taken a lead.

Not one. The people who called in to radio shows and rightly blamed him for losing the game were yelled off the air.

The lone defense any one of them could make was “Who are you going to put in there, Diory Hernandez?”

Christian Martinez would have been a better choice at that point than Brooks Conrad given how extensively well documented his defensive blunders had become.

The real journalists in the real media were not deterred by sworn loyalty and eternal deference from reporting the truth: That not replacing Conrad cost us the game and the series.

But why remember his countless late-inning heroics that got the Braves to the post-season and were seen even in his first at-bat with the team the year before on a pinch hit three run home run against the Nationals that won the game when it’s so much easier to throw him under the bus alone to protect Bobby Cox, the infallible?

It was also Bobby Cox who took Craig Kimbrel out of the game and replaced him with Mike Dunn to face a left-handed batter. What followed was Dunn blowing the game, giving up the run that made the score tied and handed the Giants all the momentum they would need.

It was a collective circus of failure orchestrated by Bobby Cox but any time the 2010 playoffs are even mentioned it’s “blame it on Brooks” and move on.

Brooks Conrad’s obituary is going to be in the New York Times fifty years from now for letting a ball go through his legs in a playoff game because his idiot manager (who was NEVER criticized in his entire career in Atlanta) left him in to play the 9th inning when anyone with the least bit of knowledge or awareness would have known better.

Fans get criticized. Indefensible journeymen bench players they criticize.

The manager who lost four World Series in nine years.

Not once.

GTPHISH

September 27th, 2012
4:36 am

I don’t get the outcry about the champagne celebration, especially after last September.

Anyone else notice how Kincaid sounds like Rick Santorum when he gets angry or screams? Kincaid would probably take that as a compliment.

Dr Dawg

September 27th, 2012
5:27 am

Everyone should stop listening to 680 Fan its not that good of sports talk radio anyways

chipperdaddy

September 27th, 2012
5:45 am

chipper made $155,552,133 in salary for his career as a part-time player with the braves. now all of you sheep need to report to the TED this weekend and kiss his ass some more.

Jo Horne

September 27th, 2012
6:49 am

Even though I now reside in south Georgia, I was in Atlanta during the Braves’ reign in the 90s and Braves fever has not subsided. GO CHIPPER AND THE BRAVES!!!!

Jo Horne

September 27th, 2012
6:49 am

Even though I now reside in south Georgia, I was in Atlanta during the Braves’ reign in the 90s and Braves fever has not subsided. GO CHIPPER AND THE BRAVES!!!!

Oldham

September 27th, 2012
6:59 am

What, no Sonny Cluster to crack wise on this topic? Good. He’s a tool.

Ghost of Harry Caray

September 27th, 2012
7:17 am

Chipper is dumber than a jar of apple sauce. When interviewed on the radio or TV, he sounds like someone who has had a frontal lobotomy. Baseball players are whiny cry-babies. Real men play football.

Call It Like It Is

September 27th, 2012
7:20 am

Chipper is right, he does have the money to buy the champagne and pop the top as he states. But forgive me if I don’t get too excited about a wildcard spot. We have seen this over and over again, year after year, just to be disappointed once again. And Fredi please don’t ask Bobby for any advice. The man had some of the greatest talent in the history of the game and what did he show for it a 100 division wins “kissing your sister” and one ring. No, I think I will wait and see if they can actually get to the next round before I pop a top.

Chipper Jones

September 27th, 2012
7:20 am

Hey… every time I knock up a Hooter’s waitress, I always pop a bottle of bubbly.

dean

September 27th, 2012
7:25 am

What’s that phrase that is often said about haters and what they’re going to do?

Rick in Macon

September 27th, 2012
7:26 am

Not sure why the Obamaheads insist on injecting polictics into a blog on baseball, but how about shutting up and keeping the focus on the Braves.

GEORGIA97

September 27th, 2012
7:29 am

I called 680 once and Kincade tried being a wise tail to me. I calmly said that if I wanted a joke I’d follow him into the John and watch him take a leak. Delta is ready when you are, dirtbag.

Chipper Jones

September 27th, 2012
7:32 am

I will be appearing live at Stats Sports Bar & Grill Saturday morning from 9 – 11 in the morning so all moron fans can line up to kiss my azz. It will be first come first served so please arrive early. Please no Chap Stick or lipstick so my azz won’t get dirty.

iggy

September 27th, 2012
7:34 am

Chipper Jones is one of the most over-rated players ever. F U Chipper. NOW go take a bath with your daddy.

BubbaDaBaller

September 27th, 2012
7:36 am

Neil Boortz writes of the “dumb masses” and I’m beginning to believe its true…If the News & Sports coverage was all Puppies, Kittens and Butterfly Kisses…they wouldn’t be doing their J-O-B…I know why Terrance X left…folks don’t get it. Controversy, discontent and pointing out what isn’t right is called journalism. Any platform designed to deliver content to the “dumb masses” has to take into account these conditions be positive or negative in light…As the King says… “2 guys agreeing with easy other for 4 hours doesn’t make for good radio”…PS while you watch ESPN…one guy in this town is working for them regularly…

iggy

September 27th, 2012
7:37 am

Worry not Boo-Birds. The Braves will go down in a most embarrassing and stupid manner. You know, the usual.

iggy

September 27th, 2012
7:42 am

Celebrating mediocrity and being the “best of the worst” is nothing to brag about.

South Bound And Down

September 27th, 2012
7:43 am

Hey fagdaddy, Chippers stats are the same as Mantles you idiot!
Get a life and go pull for the Nats,GO BRAVES AND CHIPPER IS THE MAN!

alex

September 27th, 2012
7:46 am

typical atlanta rant, chipper jones-widely criticised by the majority of fans the majority of time because of lackluster play,etc. get’s upset because someone rained on HIS parade and the BRILLIANT atlanta fans turn the discussion into an anti republican tirade, rubbish. APC graduates or detroit, philadelphia or new orlean flushes…….Get a job and get a life!

Roger n Canton

September 27th, 2012
7:48 am

Ok, so here we are….again! Braves have yet another opportunity for a shot at the World Series and are playing out the end of the regular season against the scrubs of our devision. ONE thing from this season that should be front and center of everyones mind now, is that the Braves CAN’T beat the teams that they will be playing, IF they find a way to win the one-game play-in, which should be a mission that they can complete. but then again, DON’T count on it…WOW, can’t believe this team actually celebrated, with champainge, the right to become the fist team to be eliminated during the tourney to advance towards a Series Championship!! Un-REAL… What is the season record against the Cards, Brewers, Giants, Nats? Pathetic…waste of money to and emotions to root for this team.

Anyway, for those of us that do….give’m hell…o!

John Rocker

September 27th, 2012
7:49 am

The stupid is strong with all of you whiney Mets and Phillies fans. Go cry on your own blogs.

iggy

September 27th, 2012
7:49 am

What embarrassing stunt will chippee and the braves pull next?

Matt the Brave

September 27th, 2012
7:49 am

Atlanta still has radio? Could have fooled me.

Alan

September 27th, 2012
7:53 am

Kincade is a legend in his own mind – the sound of his voice makes me sick to my stomach – I even know a friend of his from Philly and he thinks the guy’s a schmuck!

It is a shame that the Braves are on 680 – the station doesn’t have the chops (no pun intended) to carry a professional franchise of any type on it’s airwaves – hopefully the Braves will avoid that mistake again when the contract is over and award it to 790 or back to WSB where it belongs, if only because of the strength of it’s AM signal.

Now all you Bobby Cox and Chipper Jones haters will have to find someone else to hate on when Chipper’s gone, and I’m sure you will – y’all must be really fun to live with – I pity your poor wives (that is if you have ‘em), or are you living in your mom’s basement???????? HMMMMMMMM?

escaped from email purgatory

September 27th, 2012
7:54 am

Agree with Chipper Jones’ comments. There are a lot of young guys on the team and this is their first time earning a spot in the post season. What in the world is wrong with a clubhouse celebration – especially after a dramatic win? The post season is the post season. Not the Braves fault they have to play through a Wild Card elimination game.

The Braves have a terrific record and should be proud of what they’ve accomplished so far.

Having said that, Chipper Jones again proves he’s a complete doofus when it comes to PR. Do we really need to be reminded that ball players make a lot of money (”…quite frankly we can afford to pop a top on some champagne bottles and some beer cans if we want to.”).

That’s a pretty silly and juvenile response coming from a 40 year old man.

But that’s Chipper Jones. Graced with a breathtaking swing and blessed with more God-given baseball talent than just about anybody you can name.

But he’s a bit empty between the ears still.

iggy

September 27th, 2012
7:54 am

YAY!!!! We’re the Best of the WORST, THE BEST OF THE WORST YAAAAYY!!!!! Lets all go get a hooker tonite!!

iggy

September 27th, 2012
7:58 am

The braves celebrating is just immature and childish. They didnt win this wildcard spot by hardwork and commitment, they won by dumb luck. It will be fun watching this group of 4th graders crash and burn….

John Rocker

September 27th, 2012
8:04 am

All the Mets tards would chant “Larry Larry” and then Chipper would smack it into the upper deck at Shea. After that repeated about four times in the playoffs Chipper came up and you could hear a pin drop!

Good times.

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