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phil

September 28th, 2012
9:56 pm

Biggest crowd of the year typically = a big loss

We do this all the time.

phil

September 28th, 2012
9:57 pm

4 hits…..

Yep. Ready for next Friday. That’s 3 games this week with 4 hits?

Half Empty

September 28th, 2012
9:57 pm

probably a smart move

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
10:00 pm

phil. True. Thought the Falcons might have broken a curse on MNF, but the Braves are carrying the torch.

Atlanta teams play so well under pressure. I should bet my life savings on any Atlanta team playing a big game.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:00 pm

Homer Bailey….sigh

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:02 pm

Jason is going to strike out.

T-Dawg

September 28th, 2012
10:02 pm

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:02 pm

Know nothing?

Perhaps not.

Matt

September 28th, 2012
10:03 pm

This sucks. The Mets look determined to stick it to the Braves tonight.

Cracker

September 28th, 2012
10:04 pm

How come pessimists/whiners always think they’re prophets? Must be a miserable way to live.

Half Empty

September 28th, 2012
10:04 pm

I think Chipper is tired. He has slacked off some and has been playing a little more often. He usually rises to the occasional in games like this but not tonight

TBbravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:04 pm

somebody forgot to tell the team it was chippers night.

Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
10:05 pm

Gnats are getting stomped tonight and the Braves can’t beat the Mets. Wow, just wow! Why do I even bother? If the Cards are smart they will just throw an unknown lefty out there and be done with it.

JC Brave

September 28th, 2012
10:05 pm

Nats down 9-1 in 5th, bound for a loss…

The Braves wouldn’t want to gain any more ground now, would they?

A packed house watching a loss in the making.

What a shame :(

Half Empty

September 28th, 2012
10:05 pm

Perhaps not Mitchell

definitely so

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:05 pm

Chipper deserves to be booed……

Well, maybe not.

Hate to see him depart slumping, but then, with our offense, no surprise i guess.

John Leonard

September 28th, 2012
10:06 pm

With the Braves offense,a quality start for Braves pitchers,is 0 runs in 9 innings.

Half Empty

September 28th, 2012
10:06 pm

one of those so typical games, missed opportunities early lead to a late loss. Seems to be their favorite way to lose

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
10:06 pm

T-Dawg

September 28th, 2012
10:08 pm

Even when there’s no pressure this team struggles to hit. Maybe we should fire the hitting coach again. Maybe we should blame the fans for not showing up and supporting the team.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:09 pm

Amen, gary…

Matt

September 28th, 2012
10:10 pm

Maybe after this game they will admit they have a problem hitting lefties and stop trying to blame a lack of support in the stands.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
10:10 pm

Gearrin is a treasure right now…. say yes to him on PS roster, no to CMart

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:10 pm

Unbelievable.

Four gd hits.

The Mets have played a starring role in securing a division title for the Washington Nationals.

If you lose a game 9-1 and and are able to walk away without any damage done to your place in the standings, you’ve got no reason to look at the Braves a threat of any kind to your playoff hopes.

Brava

September 28th, 2012
10:10 pm

Good work by Gearrin.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
10:12 pm

Need a win if we plan on having a decent shot in the division race…

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:12 pm

The crowd knows that no matter how loudly, how passionately they cheer, it will do no good as we lose yet another big home game…..

Fredo

September 28th, 2012
10:12 pm

back to back to back homers would be a nice way to win

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
10:13 pm

Well–either way Chipper….you are well thought of in our household—Good Luck always!

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:13 pm

I hope the Braves can shut me up in the 9th.

Nowhere man

September 28th, 2012
10:15 pm

What happened to the Hooters girls

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
10:15 pm

I really really hope that the Cards don’t throw Garcia in that playoff…

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
10:15 pm

Sports gods are toying with Atlanta. Waiting for the inevitable Georgia and Falcons choke. What was Freddie swinging at

Fredo

September 28th, 2012
10:16 pm

4 back with a magic number of 2? Yep, that dream is over

usnavyvolfaninva

September 28th, 2012
10:16 pm

Mitchell,
NOTHING will EVER be able to shut you up.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:16 pm

A preview of the demise to come one week from now…..

Just lay down and die.

Brava

September 28th, 2012
10:16 pm

WTG Braves, the Nats thank you.

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:16 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
10:12 pm

Need a win if we plan on having a decent shot in the division race…

What division race?

I have no idea what you’re talking about.

JC Brave

September 28th, 2012
10:16 pm

Great game Braves, you’re all bound to win the Division… sure…

Now go cry in the showers.

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
10:17 pm

Crap….this crowd is so ready for a rally–but, I guess this is a dud offensively…tomorrow guys.

Nowhere man

September 28th, 2012
10:17 pm

Another chance to pick up ground on the nats lost.

Nowhere man

September 28th, 2012
10:17 pm

Another chance to pick up ground on the nats lost.

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:17 pm

after all the years that Chipper beat up on the Mets, they get a bit of payback by spoiling his night :?

Fredo

September 28th, 2012
10:18 pm

“I really really hope that the Cards don’t throw Garcia in that playoff…”

They’re trying to setup Kyle Lohse for that game

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:18 pm

usnavyvolfaninva, you’re welcome.

Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
10:19 pm

So much for getting inspired and rejuvenated when you see the Gnats losing 9-1. The Braves went into their “zombie-like” mode tonight. That sealed it for Washington and put the Braves into a one game “do or die” situation.

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:19 pm

poor lil Mitchell got disappointed tonight I see, Whah……..

Mixxo

September 28th, 2012
10:19 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
10:19 pm

coulda been 3 back with 5 to play… 4back with 5 to play is almost impossible

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:20 pm

Cry Me A River

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
10:20 pm

The “younger brothers” did not impress!

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
10:22 pm

@Nolieee……Hope you’re feeling ok.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:22 pm

How in the name of Skip Caray did we actually WIN one in 1995?

It did happen, right?

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:22 pm

One f’ing run.

That is not a performance indicative of a serious playoff contender.

Where would this team even be without the starting pitching and bullpen?

Nowhere near where they are.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
10:22 pm

these guys are such bums, they lost… need to send them to a fiery place.

Bright side, Huddy has had 2 straight quality starts, and he gave 6-7 innings of scoreless ball in each. That will be welcome come playoff time. Fredi will likely have a short hook anyway, but if Tim can give us 6 strong, I’ll take it.

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
10:23 pm

I almost wish the Nats would have won–we then maybe would have had chance tonite.

Animus

September 28th, 2012
10:24 pm

So Niese went 3-1 against the Braves this year, gave up a total of 6 earned runs. Not the guy the Braves wanted to face today. Well, it just got a lot tougher to do anything about the division, all the team can do is try to win out.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
10:24 pm

Phils eliminated tonight, Pirates lost their 81st

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
10:24 pm

This team has zero professional hitters outside of Chipper, and he’s pressing right now, cannot catch up to pitches.

Martin, you say? Mr. two-strike and slap the ball to right? Can’t remember the last time he had a clutch hit. And I really like Martin, but all the two strike hits just says that he either fall behind taking pitches and/or can’t hit the pitches he gets in hitter’s counts.

But the biggest problem is that these guys cannot adjust to situations. They all try to hit a three run bomb with nobody on base. I don’t know whose fault that is, but the pitching deserves better.

Lakewood

September 28th, 2012
10:25 pm

Time to concentrate on baseball again Bravos. Unacceptable loss tonight. In front of a sellout nonetheless. Come on, man.

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
10:25 pm

Braves artifice Phil!

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:25 pm

Quality start? Bull.

Hate that term. Hudson got smoked at the worst possible moment. It’s what we do.

I blame someone….

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
10:26 pm

phil. Cleveland. Somebody had to win, and God hates Cleveland more than Atlanta.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:27 pm

And here come the Nats…..

Only down 9-2 now. ;-)

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
10:27 pm

astonishingly inaccurate analysis….but compensation is rendered for such.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:27 pm

Those dang SnozzWangers!

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:29 pm

God bless Glavine and Wohlers for their efforts in that long ago game six……

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:30 pm

Got a request from the audience tonight folks. This one goes out to Mitchell, phil and the rest sitting arounf that table:

Born To Lose, I lived my life in vain
Every dream has only caused me pain
All my Like I’ve always been so blue
Born To Lose , and now the Braves are too…..

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 28th, 2012
10:30 pm

Niese continues his 2nd half dominance, which he turned up since August… nothing to be ashamed about losing to him. I would have liked to see some more offense, but he’s a good pitcher. It’s very very hard to win when you only score 1.

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:30 pm

nolie, if you can watch a game like that and find another blogger’s comments more upsetting than the outcome of the game itself, you are not a fan.

You and the “sky is falling” crowd have embarrassed yourselves more over the past three years than I ever could to myself.

How could that game be described as anything but disappointing, nolie?

Jesus.

Guess it’s no big deal to you though.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:31 pm

Now that the celebrating is over, if we DFA Chipper, what can we get for him?

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:31 pm

All I ask is a tall ship and a star to sail it by

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:34 pm

Mitchell you are full of crap, every day you post the same negative bull no matter if they win or lose. I have no anger about it like you claim, I think you are ridiculously funny day in and day out.
Perhaps if you weren’t such a CONSTANT crybaby I could gather some empathy, but as it is no way sweetie. The world does not begin or end over one freakin’ baseball game :D

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:36 pm

I like that song, nolie….

Surely DOB will use it soon as his obscure, never heard of tune of the day.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:36 pm

There’s no earthly way of knowing
Which direction we are going
There’s no knowing where we’re rowing
Or which way the river’s flowing
Is it raining?
Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing
So the danger must be growing
Are the fires of hell a-glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?
Yes, the danger must be growing
‘Cause the rowers keep on rowing
And they’re certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing!

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
10:37 pm

No. Nothing to be ashamed of when you lost…. to the 4th place team in your division….In a pennant race… In front of a sellout crowd…. When the first place team is losing 9-1… On the night the team honors arguably the 2nd greatest player to wear an Atlanta Braves uniform…Nope, nothing to be ashamed about.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:37 pm

Tall ships tend to be top heavy and capsize…..

Maybe.

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:38 pm

I liked it too back in my days of Wine and Melancholy, phil
Ray Charles did a killer version B4 your time I guess

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:39 pm

Is Cab into the liquor cabinet again?

Mixxo

September 28th, 2012
10:39 pm

Cab getting ethereal on us. :)

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:40 pm

“ashamed of”, means you have a lot more invested in a sports team than is healthy. whether they win or lose does not reflect on you one way or the other. You ain’t worse when they lose or better when they win.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:40 pm

We looked like ray charles trying to hit tonight…..

Mets R Best

September 28th, 2012
10:40 pm

Tried to warn you Braves fans……. Duda, Duda.

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:41 pm

cab with the Willie Wonka. good gal ;)

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:42 pm

Atlanta loses because we are all losers….

Makes sense.

Nowhere man

September 28th, 2012
10:43 pm

Ironic. Chipper talking about his parents being married forty two years.

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:43 pm

look like Ray too often phil, we need a RHed bat desperately

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:44 pm

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker!

(nolie wins the prize!! :D )

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:44 pm

whats da matter nowhere, Chipper stick his tongue out at you once? ;)

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
10:48 pm

Uh, a poster said the Braves had “nothing to be ashamed of” losing tonight to Niese. I disagreed, sarcastically. 51,000 people paid good money tonight to see the Braves win on Chipper’s night and they got four hits and lost a pressure-filled game in true Atlanta fashion.

so noile, when a team you are a fan of wins, you don’t feel joy? Why do you follow sports?

David O'Brien

September 28th, 2012
10:49 pm

Chipper said it was most nervous and emotionally overwhelmed he’d been on a field since his big-league debut.

“I was an emotional wreck all night,” he said. “I think I had a tear planted in the corner of my eye all night. It’s pretty tough to hit when you’re misty like that. Tough to see the spin [of the pitched ball].”

Moe Berg

September 28th, 2012
10:49 pm

nolie, how are you doing?

Bill

September 28th, 2012
10:49 pm

In the picture Prado throwning dirt sucks..In 1st grade we got our butts beat for that. How stupid.

Love Chipper Jones..Thanks for 20 good years.

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
10:49 pm

Once again, “die hard” Braves fan nolie completely indifferent to the distinct possibility of Chipper Jones’ career coming to an end a week from tonight.

Oh well.

Can’t win ‘em all.

No point in makin’ a stink about it like some know it all wanna be big shots.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:50 pm

51,000 people paid good money tonight to see the Braves win on Chipper’s night and they got four hits and lost a pressure-filled game in true Atlanta fashion

No. They paid good money to see Chipper honored. Nobody was guaranteed a win.

David O'Brien

September 28th, 2012
10:51 pm

Chipper said it was terrific, all the love he felt from crowd, but said he’s glad the night is over so he and the Braves can focus on the job at hand.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:52 pm

Yep, way too lefty heavy at the plate…

My parents celebrate number 50 tomorrow. It can be done.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:53 pm

My parents just celebrated #41 this year. Brother #11. Yes, it can be done. But the life of a pro athlete is hard on a marriage

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
10:54 pm

my grandparents were married for over 70 years , when
my grandmother died , he didn’t eat again and died 3 and a half months later

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:54 pm

sure joy or disappointment. they are not the same thing as shame. and I don’t have to cry like a baby or swear like a seadog when we lose.
The thing is that most of the folks who go off claim they are better fans than folks who contain their disappointment which is entirely untrue. Neither is a better or worse fan, they just have different learned responses of how to handle it.
when I rag on someone about it, it is usually someone like Mitchell who is negative no matter what happens.

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