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Ghost of Chipper Jones

September 28th, 2012
9:18 pm

DOB:

Great to hear that CHIPPER and the team are playing to a packed house!

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:19 pm

Wow, my 8:23 is awaiting moderation, when all I said was

“iggy’s IQ is lower than the Houston Astros win record.”

Brava

September 28th, 2012
9:19 pm

Thank you for the clean up, DOB. Much appreciated.

Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
9:19 pm

So Homer Bailey has a no-hitter through 8 innings. Would be a safe bet to say no pitcher named Homer has ever pitched a no-hitter before!

Ghost of Chipper Jones

September 28th, 2012
9:20 pm

And SHEA not being the MET

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:20 pm

HEYWARD!!!!!!

MIBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:20 pm

Great catch, JHey!

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
9:21 pm

Trey-

That comment posted

MIBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:21 pm

Please don’t be hurt!

Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
9:21 pm

No, Trey, I saw it earlier. Must be an error on your end.

Brava

September 28th, 2012
9:21 pm

Great catch by Jason! Awesome.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:21 pm

Happened to me too, Trey. Wasn’t under moderation before though…. glad he’s gone

Ghost of Chipper Jones

September 28th, 2012
9:21 pm

Trey:

Is it against MLB and AJC rules to tell the truth?

reagan

September 28th, 2012
9:22 pm

Bailry of Reds now has no-hitter through 8…….

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:22 pm

Well, now it says

Trey Your comment is awaiting moderation.

September 28th, 2012
8:23 pm

reagan

September 28th, 2012
9:22 pm

Bailey!…..

Ghost of Chipper Jones

September 28th, 2012
9:24 pm

Well the AJC had some extra hits out of it at least.

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:24 pm

Ghost, I think it is against the rules of any media outlet to tell the truth, now and days.

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:24 pm

Eh, just a glitch in the system, I believe.

Ghost of Chipper Jones

September 28th, 2012
9:24 pm

Trey:

Chuckle! And THAT’s the truth!

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
9:25 pm

Trey-

Possibly because the poster has since been banned? Maybe…

Ghost of Chipper Jones

September 28th, 2012
9:25 pm

98.6, maintain BRAVOS

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:26 pm

Quite a possibility, cab.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:26 pm

Trey: your post, and mine that are being moderated all have iggy’s name in it… I’d guess that’s the reason why. I just hope no ones blames me for getting him banned…. I don’t have that power!

Couch Tater

September 28th, 2012
9:26 pm

and from Adam Rubin of The New York Daily News…

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

PORT ST. LUCIE – Todd Van Poppel’s seventh major-league team could be the Mets. The righthander has agreed to a minor-league contract and will begin competing for a roster spot when pitchers and catchers report tomorrow.

Van Poppel, 33, had a 4-6 record and 6.09 ERA in 48 appearances (11 starts) last season with the Reds. A former first-round pick of the A’s in 1990 (14th overall), he was given a record three-year, $1.2 million contract at the time, but Van Poppel managed only an 18-29 record and 5.75 ERA with Oakland before being waived.

MIBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:26 pm

Nice K, Huddy!

Brava

September 28th, 2012
9:26 pm

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:27 pm

Lol, I think they will praise you, TOBF, rather than blame.

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
9:28 pm

One run in seven innings against the Mets.

Come on.

Braves pitchers are too good. They shouldn’t have to throw shut-outs to win games.

No way is this team going to beat the Nationals with this offense.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
9:28 pm

Cards up 9-1 in the 3rd

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
9:29 pm

I hope this ends well.

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:29 pm

I was hoping to come to GA, for Chipper’s last home game, but I won’t be making it. Although, I am three hours away from Atlanta, I don’t feel like driving down after work, tomorrow. I am going in, just to help someone out, which allowed me today off.

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
9:30 pm

I really do.

Kat

September 28th, 2012
9:30 pm

By the way David, great personal DOB blog today, finally able to sit and read it. Loved the tie of your life and cover Chipper over the years. Very cool.

Mixxo

September 28th, 2012
9:32 pm

Oh these nailbiters!

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:32 pm

iggy, since you love Chipper, here is a song for you. I know you are still reading.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erHoQ9teSiM

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:32 pm

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
9:32 pm

Duda, you’re killin’ me.

Fredo

September 28th, 2012
9:32 pm

MIBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:32 pm

Mixxo

September 28th, 2012
9:32 pm

Well, that’s that.

Brava

September 28th, 2012
9:33 pm

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
9:33 pm

I f’ing knew that was going to happen.

One GD run, Braves.

Unbelievable.

JC Brave

September 28th, 2012
9:34 pm

Man, I had a feeling that was coming…

njbraves

September 28th, 2012
9:34 pm

That sucked.

Cracker

September 28th, 2012
9:34 pm

Wow! That’s a shame.

David O'Brien

September 28th, 2012
9:34 pm

Duda’s homer to the RF seats quieted the overflow crowd, came on full count, 9th pitch of the AB

Kat

September 28th, 2012
9:34 pm

So that was pretty much worst case scenario there. Thankfully we have a few more innings…

ChattTownBrian

September 28th, 2012
9:35 pm

I think Huddy might have tweaked his ankle during that Duda at bat. Could be why he got so off on his pitches. I saw hi shaking his foot around. Damn!

ChattTownBrian

September 28th, 2012
9:35 pm

I think Huddy might have tweaked his ankle during that Duda at bat. Could be why he got so off on his pitches. I saw hi shaking his foot around. Damn!

Cracker

September 28th, 2012
9:36 pm

Okay. It’s time for the offense to pick up Huddy.

Mixxo

September 28th, 2012
9:36 pm

Tough to swallow alright….just gotta go to work and scratch a few out.

Disgusted

September 28th, 2012
9:36 pm

Another time when Hudson cannot come up with that one big pitch and this costs the Braves a game.

Very BUMB effort by Hudson tonight — He deserves to be Booed.

For all guys to get beat by — journey man scrub Lucas Duda — Not good.

That is why I do not trust Hudson in a big game. He is a BUMB. Worst pitcher in the game.

This is a disgrace its terrible. Why he grooves that pitch in there I do not know but Hudson deserves to be Booed off the mound.

Fredo

September 28th, 2012
9:36 pm

“One GD run, Braves”

lefties are “fun”

Cracker

September 28th, 2012
9:37 pm

Bailey no hitter is complete.

Disgusted

September 28th, 2012
9:37 pm

The submit comment button deserves to be Booed.

I was in a good mood but not now. Very BUMB game tonight. They are Loosing. BOOO!!!!!

Half Empty

September 28th, 2012
9:37 pm

should have walked him

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:37 pm

Rev sighting…. I’d like a double :D

Disgusted

September 28th, 2012
9:38 pm

Why did you mess up Hudson?????

WHY WHY WHY. This is bad

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:38 pm

3 ER, 7 IP? Not really cause for booing. That’s a quality start. You have a hard chance to win when you score just 1 run.

Mixxo

September 28th, 2012
9:38 pm

Top of the order needs to start producing.

reagan

September 28th, 2012
9:39 pm

Homer Bailey GETS his no-hitter………………

T-Dawg

September 28th, 2012
9:39 pm

Foreshadowing of our one game playoff.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:39 pm

I really had a feeling that Huddy should’ve been replaced before Duda, but I mean, he battled with him before allowing the HR. He did okay. We need to score some runs.

BTW, the Mets bullpen has a 4.71 ERA across 441 innings of work. We need to get Niese out. He’s been great for the last 2-3 months.

Fredo

September 28th, 2012
9:40 pm

I thought you were a lefty specialist Reed? What’s this 0-4 nonsense?

Disgusted

September 28th, 2012
9:40 pm

Hudson would have been better off walking Duda.

They way he was fouling off pitches, I was worried about that AB and my pessimissim came to truth.

It is unacceptable. And this offensive offense is unacceptable.

Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
9:40 pm

It’s a Homer-less and hitless game for the kid named Homer. Medlen is next, maybe against the Cards.

ChattTownBrian

September 28th, 2012
9:41 pm

We aren’t catching WSH anyways. They aren’t losing that many of their remaining games even if we win all ours. That’d shock me, but what do I know.

Disgusted

September 28th, 2012
9:42 pm

“3 ER, 7 IP? Not really cause for booing. That’s a quality start. You have a hard chance to win when you score just 1 run.”

TOBF — I am just mad at Hudson for giving up that one pitch. Real mad. All he needed to do is get one more pitch for a strike and he is out of it.

Hudson is on my you know what list for now.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:43 pm

It really would sukk to lose on Chipper Jones night, but it sukks even more because the Nats are losing….

But, we do need to lose at some point, better to do it before we get to the 1gm playoff, and I’d rather not lose the last 3 regular season games

Trey

September 28th, 2012
9:44 pm

A touching Chipper tribute, from last year.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuUyPiYmg0w

jason

September 28th, 2012
9:44 pm

This game is on the manager. He didn’t have to use venters for the second inning yesterday up by four runs.

Hudson was clearly running out of gas in the seventh and if he had only used venters for one inning yesterday he could have brought him on to face duda.

Then you could have gone to o’flaherty and kimbrel with the bottom of their lineup for the eighth and kimbrel for the ninth.

That home run was so easy to call as Hudson was gassed and missing location and to leave him in against a lefty that could hit it out made no sense.

Nats could gets swept this weekend as the cards look to clinch but gonzalez couldn’t take advantage of it.

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
9:45 pm

One run of support for your best pitcher against the fourth place team in National League East.

What kind of f*ing offense consistently leaves it’s best starters out to dry against some of the worst competition in the game?

This stuff makes me want to sell my playoff tickets.

Who in their right mind would pick the Braves to win a single game off the Nats, Reds or Giants?

Unf’ingbelievable.

Disgusted

September 28th, 2012
9:45 pm

I guess I would rather lose a couple before the one game playoff and go undefeated in the post season.

I will still be mad at Hudson for that one pitch.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:46 pm

Get ready quickly Gearrin! CMart makes me very nervous… barely throwing strikes now!

David O'Brien

September 28th, 2012
9:46 pm

Crowd of 51,910 is largest of season and seventh-largest in Turner Field history.

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
9:47 pm

At least we have Lyle Overbay.

jason

September 28th, 2012
9:47 pm

Hudson didn’t have to groove one to duda. You had baxter on deck who is coming off a major shoulder injury.

Hudson gets gassed and instead of walking someone grooves a pitch.

Half Empty

September 28th, 2012
9:48 pm

its a shame that it happened on Chipper’s day if we do lose, but I did not want them to run out anyway

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
9:48 pm

Please pull Martinez. Why does he pitch in close games? GET HIM OUT NOW!!!1

Half Empty

September 28th, 2012
9:48 pm

did I say that I do not trust Martinez? If not, I should have

Mixxo

September 28th, 2012
9:50 pm

Great job Christian. Boy oh boy.

T-Dawg

September 28th, 2012
9:50 pm

Sure wish we had more pitchers that would walk hitters.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:51 pm

That was bad….don’t use CMart in a close game please! Ever!

JC Brave

September 28th, 2012
9:51 pm

Chipper’s night goes down the toilet…

TBbravesfan

September 28th, 2012
9:52 pm

largest crowd of season big night for chipper and the braves are losing that don’t surprise you ?

MIBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:52 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:52 pm

Batista’s warming up. Oh my. I would have liked to see Avilan pitch to Duda last inning… and not have CMart start this inning.

Gearrin just saved his butt. Great job, my man!!! Put him in the ‘pen next year. Love this guy,

Brava

September 28th, 2012
9:52 pm

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
9:52 pm

T-Dawg playing sarcastiball.

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
9:52 pm

And how many people showed up to watch them play the Marlins the past three nights?

65,000-70,000?

I thought big crowds brought the best out of the Braves.

Can we officially say that myth is busted once and for all?

Mixxo

September 28th, 2012
9:52 pm

Attababy Hoss!

Cracker

September 28th, 2012
9:53 pm

Couch Tater

September 28th, 2012
9:53 pm

Set up nicely for a Chipper 3 run homer.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
9:53 pm

How the hell did that tool get back?

Bat Masterson

September 28th, 2012
9:53 pm

Sweet double play. Now get some runs

HooRah

September 28th, 2012
9:54 pm

no but we can officially say that Mitcher is a know nothing nincompoon once and for all

Cardinal

September 28th, 2012
9:54 pm

Medlen wins Sunday sets record then loses to Cardnals as Braves get shutout and we watch Cards go on and beat Nats.

Rick C

September 28th, 2012
9:54 pm

jason, Hudson had been cruising and hadn’t even thrown 90 pitches. No indication that he was gassed.

SR

September 28th, 2012
9:55 pm

Great, great story DOB- reads like 3 dot Journalism. Good stuff man.

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