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phil

September 28th, 2012
10:55 pm

I’m close to 16…..

Been anything but easy…a lot.

But still well worth it.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:55 pm

Grandparents were married 50+ years before my grandfather passed. Grandma still going strong 15 years later (at 93 years old)

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
10:56 pm

WTFredi?

September 28th, 2012
10:56 pm

cabravesfan, what a ridiculous comment. If they paid good money only to see Chipper honored the place would have been half empty by the end of the first inning.

It’s okay, keep bustin out the willy wonka songs on a sports blog, cause that’s what people want to read.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
10:56 pm

We are the music makers. And we are the dreamers of dreams

nolie

September 28th, 2012
10:57 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.

Mitchell, telling lies about other here really does not get you anything but pity and disdain. There is not a long term poster here who does not know that I am very unhappy about Chipper leaving. Just said so again a little while ago. Most folks have little if any respect for a liar

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:57 pm

70 years……goodness.

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
10:58 pm

@Nolieee….Are you back to full-speed yet?

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
10:58 pm

i’ve had a lot of miracles to make it to 50 years of age
hopeing for another huge one this time

bravofan

September 28th, 2012
10:59 pm

When is the ajcs special braves section ?

usnavyvolfaninva

September 28th, 2012
10:59 pm

Wish I coulda been there, win or lose. Can’t say much more that hasn’t already been said about Chipper. Gonna miss him in a Braves uniform… Go get ‘em tomorrow Braves.

phil

September 28th, 2012
10:59 pm

Cabs grandma was relieved…..

No, i’m kidding of course!! Congrats on still havin her.

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
11:00 pm

yeah phil they were born in the 1880’s and married young
both were 85 when they passed

David O'Brien

September 28th, 2012
11:00 pm

Nats losing 12-2 in bottom of eighth against St. Louis. This will be Cards’ 9th win in 11 games.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:00 pm

WTFredi?-

Sorry, where was it guaranteed that the Braves would win tonight? Or any night? If you only buy tickets to games you assume the Braves will win, you should probably never go to a game.

Also, this:

We talk baseball, other sports, music, movies, BBQ and whatever (except politics or religion)
So I will keep posting whatever I want and people can read or not read. Don’t much care. Scroll by if you want. Doesn’t matter to me. In fact, please do.

nolie

September 28th, 2012
11:00 pm

not quite Capt. I will have to spend a long while hooked up to an IV every day. but things are pretty good.

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
11:00 pm

@cabravesfan…..Like “Dreamweavers?”

Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
11:01 pm

Just a wee bit late to be trying to “focus” now. Three or four more wins during the year would have made all the difference right now. Are you listening FG?

nolie

September 28th, 2012
11:01 pm

Gary Pete passed on the bad news to me a few days ago. You have all my sympathy and prayers daily. God Bless you and keep you.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:02 pm

phil-

She’s got her health concerns, but at 93, who wouldn’t? It is nice to still have her around (and not that far away)

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
11:02 pm

shoot i’d enjoy another year of chipper
but even the homerist braves fan can see how
much that bat has slowed the last month

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
11:02 pm

Oh yeah….the Antibiotics…I trust. You got the ‘fight’ to get through and, well, the blog was amiss without you.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:02 pm

Capt.Mudd-

That’s one of my favorite lines from the movie :)

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
11:03 pm

thanks nolie
heres wishing you the best too

phil

September 28th, 2012
11:03 pm

Gary, we all care, or at least the ones with sense….

I know the road is bleak.

But I told you I know of a few alive many, many yrs later. It’s possible and is at least something to hold on to.

And of course if you’re a christian, you know the deal.

It’s wierd knowing but not knowing you at the same time, but i think of you often now, pray for you and hope that you’re as well as can be

bravofan

September 28th, 2012
11:03 pm

When is the special chipper section?

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
11:04 pm

i still believe in prayer
but this time i think
i may have a new mission

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
11:05 pm

@cabravesfan….If you could…would you like to be an Actor?

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
11:06 pm

i still feel good phil but docs tell me it could come at any time now
he said as bad as my lungs are he didnt see how i ever came off the ventilator in the hospital

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:07 pm

Capt.Mudd-

Dear God, no. I have a few friends in the business and it is not nearly as glamorous as it appears – the number of stars is minuscule compared to the number of struggling people that need to have multiple day jobs to make ends meet as they try to make it…

Mitchell

September 28th, 2012
11:08 pm

Regardless of how genuinely irritating persistent negative or critical comments are, they pale in comparison to the guttural pain of watching easily winnable games pile up in the loss column season after season and the razor thin wire that has separated the Braves from just good enough to truly great.

If I wasn’t utterly convinced that they could do better I wouldn’t care.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:08 pm

ncgary-

My (and VJ’s) thoughts and prayers to you.

Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
11:08 pm

Has anyone here gone to see “Trouble with the Curve” with Clint Eastwood, about the Braves scout? Is it worth spending the money for? Trailers look interesting.

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
11:09 pm

nite all and lets run the table for all of us braves fans who might not make it baclk to spring training

nolie

September 28th, 2012
11:10 pm

they pale in comparison to the guttural pain of watching easily winnable games pile up in the loss column season after season and the razor thin wire that has separated the Braves from just good enough to truly great….Mitchell

you must have had an incredibly easy life so far

ncgary

September 28th, 2012
11:10 pm

thanks cab and vj

David O'Brien

September 28th, 2012
11:11 pm

Hudson on the Duda homer:

“It’s just frustrating that one pitch put pretty much a damper on the night. I didn’t make a very good pitch right there. One pitch cost us the game. It’s probably the one pitch the whole at-bat that I didn’t feel like I made. You’ve got to tip your hat to him. It sucks on my part, but he done his job. Sucks it was a homer. If it’s a single, we might still be playing.”

Michael Carvell

September 28th, 2012
11:11 pm

Great read as always DOB

Capt.Mudd

September 28th, 2012
11:16 pm

@ncgary….I have a brother named Gary….great name. I have seen you post and had missed where information pertaining to your current health status could have been rendered.

Often, we are miles apart physically–but always close enough to offer our thoughts and prayers–I am planning on including you to my daily list and trust that God’s love will surround you always.

phil

September 28th, 2012
11:17 pm

Well, gary, I expect to see you here a yr from now, but if something sudden happens, then it happens I guess.

Can I say that and make it sound right?

Take this for what it’s worth…..God will hold you and keep you and has a plan for you. Keep your faith firmly in him. I’m no preacher and don’t often say stuff like this to people, but despite how I act here a lot, I believe firmly in him and have every confidence that he will look after you, as he has already been doing. It’s all gonna be good, one way or another.

brian

September 28th, 2012
11:19 pm

You couldn’t have said it any better in the lead in blog DOB

phil

September 28th, 2012
11:20 pm

Nite gary….sleep well, friend.

We’ll whup em tomorrow.

Powderfinger

September 28th, 2012
11:21 pm

ncgary—I don’t think I can express it any better than phil did above. Without trying to sound too Zen, just take a little time every now and then to close your eyes and feel the embrace of those thinking about you. It just might help a little; it certainly can’t hurt.

John Leonard

September 28th, 2012
11:23 pm

Cards plan to go into the stands oct.5 and ask if anybody throws lefthanded.That will be there pitcher for the game.

phil

September 28th, 2012
11:24 pm

I just closed my eyes and felt the wrath of VJ overwhelm me…..

;-)

Good nite all.

E Harmony keeps matching me with fat chicks

September 28th, 2012
11:24 pm

OK…..This is the most unusual way of coming out of the closet…….Still, way to go Mr O’Brien

Powderfinger

September 28th, 2012
11:24 pm

phil—You’re a bad, bad man. Sleep tight…

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:25 pm

The wrath of VJ won’t be home for another 20 minutes

nolie

September 28th, 2012
11:25 pm

maybe we can find a righty hitter the same way John

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:26 pm

We have so much time and so little to do!

phil

September 28th, 2012
11:28 pm

Lol……nite folks.

Powderfinger

September 28th, 2012
11:28 pm

nolie—I think righty hitters are supposed to grow on trees; it’s the lefty ones that should be hard to find. Correct?

John Leonard

September 28th, 2012
11:28 pm

Never thought of that nolie,hope your feeling better.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:29 pm

Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted…

kenhotlanta

September 28th, 2012
11:30 pm

ncgary: Daily prayers still going up for you.

Powderfinger

September 28th, 2012
11:30 pm

cab—Are you referring to VJ?

Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
11:31 pm

Cards have a lefty, named Garcia who has been doing OK lately. They would be stupid not to start him. He may be their only lefty starter right now as they are RH heavy on pitchers.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:34 pm

Powderfinger-

I was not, but I had better be everything he as ever wanted ;)

kenhotlanta

September 28th, 2012
11:34 pm

Capt.Mudd: I missed your earlier comment, I don’t usually stick around for the in-game BS, I just scroll through for DOB or Carroll’s comments.
Good to hear from you, eBay is still slow as molasses and killing me. I’m hoping it picks up for the holidays.

cabravesfan

September 28th, 2012
11:35 pm

Ghost of Chipper Jones

September 28th, 2012
11:45 pm

Slim finished packing and is warming the car……..he’s coming over to say good-bye. Stiff upper lip.

Yogi Berra

September 28th, 2012
11:49 pm

NCgary I just got out of hospital from having my right lung (Cancer)removed.. You will be in my Prayers and I’m putting you on my prayer list. Don’t give up we’ll fight together buddy.
Thats the reason I’ve been gone last 4 weeks. Good to see Braves playing well and Chipper is the Man.

MIBravesFan

September 29th, 2012
12:00 am

rich/GCJ, ncgary, and Yogi – my prayers are with you (and your wife, rich).

I have this baseball schedule sitting here by the computer and it strikes me how fast the past 6 months have gone by, but how slowly the 6 weeks from any New Year’s to the date when pitchers and catchers report seems to go. The 6 months flying by seems to have gone particularly fast this season. The last day this season is going to be particularly hard. A magical celebration would make it easier and delay the inevitable, but it will still be an ending to something great.

keyLargo

September 29th, 2012
12:06 am

Has anyone here gone to see “Trouble with the Curve” with Clint Eastwood, about the Braves scout? Is it worth spending the money for?

Not that it’s funny but you ask if a $12 movie ticket is worth the money while assuming that a $125 pair of tickets, parking, and inflated concessions is worth it. I guess you just get used to it after awhile.

David O'Brien

September 29th, 2012
12:09 am

Venice Jim

September 29th, 2012
12:10 am

Blog regulars and wives of blog regulars in major discomfort – glad to see Mitchell can maintain his sense of perspective on the horrendous pain and torment he feels when the Braves lose…

UKUGA

September 29th, 2012
12:24 am

DOB,

Thanks for the info about the game times for next Friday.

Braves blew a golden chance tonight.

Still hope we win the next 2 and the Nats do no better than split, so that we can at least force the Nats to head into their last series without having clinched the division.

UKUGA

September 29th, 2012
12:26 am

ncGary,

Very sorry to hear that you have ALS.

You will be in my prayers that God will comfort you.

Use your time wisely.

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

September 29th, 2012
12:34 am

anyone with a link to that carrol interview with chipper that DOB linked a day or so ago….the video?

bravofan

September 29th, 2012
12:39 am

hey so im sure everyone has seen fans try to lower something down between the seats and outfield wall to try to grab a baseball that was dropped by someone in batting practice. I have seen it done with a glove and didn’t really like that. Does anyone know how to make it using PVC pipe or duct tape? I would greatly appreciate it.

By the way in two separate occasions I saw people fighting each other for baseballs with their own little contraptions.

The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy

September 29th, 2012
12:41 am

kenhotlanta

September 29th, 2012
12:49 am

Yogi, Prayers going out for you, too. My, there are a lot of folks on the blog with health issues, including myself, and it’s comforting that most of these folks on here sincerely care.
I call my utilities to tell them my payment will be a few days late, and they get indignant and don’t want to listen or offer an extension. They could care less what my problems are and disregard the fact that I have already paid them a healthy deposit.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
1:05 am

pretty great atmosphere in the Ted tonight if you could actually get there.

i go to twenty plus a season, only a handful on Fridays because i know the drill.

The city of Atlanta and the braves have never been chummy.

go back to the the City mandate that the marta shuttle require every braves fan to walk through Undergound Atlanta.

sidebar, underground Atlanta was funded by municipal bonds.

the mayors office actually pimped out the braves.

the city council attempted to make sure in order to go to the braves game using marta you had to exit the train walk close to 3/8 of a mile through underground atlanta in order to get on a bus to go to the game.

sounds simple when written like that but man if you are a senior or someone that aint exactly quick of brain from maybe somewhere not around here it was good luck.

for objectivity, i have never ridden Marta to a braves game.

but i have take public transit in at least seven other major league cities.

we are at or near the worst.

kenhotlanta

September 29th, 2012
1:17 am

There is no excuse for Marta not fully servicing the stadium. Petty politics, I guess.
Good night, good folks.
GATA tomorrow for the Dawgs and Braves.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
1:26 am

chipontheroad

September 29th, 2012
1:29 am

chipontheroad

September 29th, 2012
1:33 am

I pull hard for Bravos every year to get to the seriesc and win it all we did once but it shure would be a good year to do it again bookends for Chipper what say you baseball dieities?

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
1:35 am

nice wind down bottle of Pretense.

Pettite Syrah.

actually i dont know crap about the wine from Solano county.

all i know the wife orders cases it shows up on the doorstep i store it downstairs an eventually drink it.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
1:40 am

oh by the way Boogie nights now on HBO is top 40 quality.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
1:51 am

man, back to ’scent of the woman”.

anything with seymour hoffman is usually good.

ChattTownBrian

September 29th, 2012
2:01 am

Hate to read things like that from ncgary and nolie, but ya know it’s part of this strange life sometimes. I know when we lost our boy my outlook has changed.Any one of us can go at any time and some never even get a chance. But ya know what, God has a plan, a reason. I am comfortable with that, even if I’m confused by it. That’s okay though.

ChattTownBrian

September 29th, 2012
2:04 am

Again, I’m with Uggla and Fredi on the one game elimination – it’s very scary. They said that a few weeks back. Just an awful idea. Make it a 3 game series and even that’s way better. One game? Really?

nolie

September 29th, 2012
2:37 am

Meh on Scent Of A Woman

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
2:50 am

nolie, this place would not be right without you. i mean that.

John Leonard

September 29th, 2012
2:51 am

Nolie: Do you know what cross-site scripting is?and if so how to stop it.my norton seems to be working.

tony austin

September 29th, 2012
2:52 am

It’s just frustrating that one pitch put pretty much a damper on the night. I didn’t make a very good pitch right there. One pitch cost us the game (Hudson) – DOB

No Huddy, it’s not that one pitch that cost the team the game, it was the ineptitude of this offense to once again not do anything against a LHP. You shouldn’t have to throw a shut out to win the game.

If I were Matheny, a LHP is starting the coin flip game for STL.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
2:53 am

well we let the troy glauss going to his right.

i pretty much love lefthanders doing that.

John Leonard

September 29th, 2012
2:55 am

Tony: I think thats why a lot of us are more scared of the one gamer then we should be.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
2:57 am

i hope they throw lohse. that is our best case scenario.

John Leonard

September 29th, 2012
3:00 am

Uga:Anyone that throws righty at least we have a chance.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
3:00 am

wayne, we are doomed.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
3:14 am

well we have close to 450 employees. should i tell one that there healthcare benefits exceed their value/

nolie

September 29th, 2012
3:15 am

its a vulnerability in your browser and you often find it at places like FaceBook , Twitter, etc. If you use Mozilla 4 browser I think they have instituted a precedure to cut down on it and I think that Chrome is about to have a similar content, I am certainly no expert on it

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
3:16 am

or the other that is about to go into maternity care?

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
3:22 am

group health care sucks. from the numbers we run. i t is plan that knocks out small business guys.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
3:26 am

do you guys realize how much it costs to insure an employee?

and we are about to be taxxed more.

uga-brave

September 29th, 2012
4:35 am

,234. since the all star break.

that is 15 out of 16.

and you guys hate roger.

cowdogit

September 29th, 2012
4:46 am

If pressure is applied pitchers will make mistakes – With their speed Bourn, Heyward and Constanza are the stress factors. The braves have a great winning record when all three are in the line-up. Simple solutions are the hardest to comprehend.

VaBravesFan

September 29th, 2012
7:36 am

Good morning everyone, hope everyone is doing well. I haven’t been on in over a week cause I started a new job. :)

Fly OnThe Wall

September 29th, 2012
7:38 am

Great salute to Chipper last night…wish the game had gone better, but we were due to lose one and the Mets are hot. Lets hope we don’t start another bad streak. We weren’t going to catch the Nats anyway. Now it’s time to start resting and healing for the big game next Friday…that means Prado too…he looks like he could use day off.

Love ya Larry Wayne Jones…thanks for all the great memories including my personal favorite…. the time you almost fell out of the dugout laughing so hard… when Bmac belly flopped into 3rd.

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