1:31 pm September 28, 2012, by David O'Brien
September 28th, 201210:55 pm
I’m close to 16…..
Been anything but easy…a lot.
But still well worth it.
Grandparents were married 50+ years before my grandfather passed. Grandma still going strong 15 years later (at 93 years old)
September 28th, 201210:56 pm
heres a link of what im up against if any one cares
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.
We are the music makers. And we are the dreamers of dreams
September 28th, 201210:57 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
September 28th, 201210:58 pm
@Nolieee….Are you back to full-speed yet?
i’ve had a lot of miracles to make it to 50 years of age
hopeing for another huge one this time
September 28th, 201210:59 pm
When is the ajcs special braves section ?
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.
Cabs grandma was relieved…..
No, i’m kidding of course!! Congrats on still havin her.
September 28th, 201211:00 pm
yeah phil they were born in the 1880’s and married young
both were 85 when they passed
Nats losing 12-2 in bottom of eighth against St. Louis. This will be Cards’ 9th win in 11 games.
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.
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.
not quite Capt. I will have to spend a long while hooked up to an IV every day. but things are pretty good.
September 28th, 201211:01 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?
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.
September 28th, 201211:02 pm
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)
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
Oh yeah….the Antibiotics…I trust. You got the ‘fight’ to get through and, well, the blog was amiss without you.
That’s one of my favorite lines from the movie
September 28th, 201211:03 pm
heres wishing you the best too
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
When is the special chipper section?
September 28th, 201211:04 pm
i still believe in prayer
but this time i think
i may have a new mission
September 28th, 201211:05 pm
@cabravesfan….If you could…would you like to be an Actor?
September 28th, 201211:06 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
September 28th, 201211:07 pm
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…
September 28th, 201211:08 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.
My (and VJ’s) thoughts and prayers to you.
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.
September 28th, 201211:09 pm
nite all and lets run the table for all of us braves fans who might not make it baclk to spring training
September 28th, 201211:10 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
thanks cab and vj
September 28th, 201211:11 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.”
Great read as always DOB
September 28th, 201211:16 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.
September 28th, 201211:17 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.
September 28th, 201211:19 pm
You couldn’t have said it any better in the lead in blog DOB
September 28th, 201211:20 pm
Nite gary….sleep well, friend.
We’ll whup em tomorrow.
September 28th, 201211:21 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.
September 28th, 201211:23 pm
Cards plan to go into the stands oct.5 and ask if anybody throws lefthanded.That will be there pitcher for the game.
September 28th, 201211:24 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
OK…..This is the most unusual way of coming out of the closet…….Still, way to go Mr O’Brien
phil—You’re a bad, bad man. Sleep tight…
September 28th, 201211:25 pm
The wrath of VJ won’t be home for another 20 minutes
maybe we can find a righty hitter the same way John
September 28th, 201211:26 pm
We have so much time and so little to do!
September 28th, 201211:28 pm
nolie—I think righty hitters are supposed to grow on trees; it’s the lefty ones that should be hard to find. Correct?
Never thought of that nolie,hope your feeling better.
September 28th, 201211:29 pm
Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted…
September 28th, 201211:30 pm
ncgary: Daily prayers still going up for you.
cab—Are you referring to VJ?
September 28th, 201211:31 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.
September 28th, 201211:34 pm
I was not, but I had better be everything he as ever wanted
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.
September 28th, 201211:35 pm
Ghost of Chipper Jones
September 28th, 201211:45 pm
Slim finished packing and is warming the car……..he’s coming over to say good-bye. Stiff upper lip.
September 28th, 201211:49 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.
September 29th, 201212:00 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.
September 29th, 201212:06 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.
September 29th, 201212:09 am
Updated, much longer game story with quotes
September 29th, 201212:10 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…
September 29th, 201212:24 am
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.
September 29th, 201212:26 am
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, 201212:34 am
anyone with a link to that carrol interview with chipper that DOB linked a day or so ago….the video?
September 29th, 201212:39 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.
September 29th, 201212:41 am
September 29th, 201212:49 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.
September 29th, 20121:05 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.
September 29th, 20121:17 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.
September 29th, 20121:26 am
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September 29th, 20121:33 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?
September 29th, 20121:35 am
nice wind down bottle of Pretense.
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.
September 29th, 20121:40 am
oh by the way Boogie nights now on HBO is top 40 quality.
September 29th, 20121:51 am
man, back to ’scent of the woman”.
anything with seymour hoffman is usually good.
September 29th, 20122:01 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.
September 29th, 20122:04 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?
September 29th, 20122:37 am
Meh on Scent Of A Woman
September 29th, 20122:50 am
nolie, this place would not be right without you. i mean that.
September 29th, 20122:51 am
Nolie: Do you know what cross-site scripting is?and if so how to stop it.my norton seems to be working.
September 29th, 20122:52 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.
September 29th, 20122:53 am
well we let the troy glauss going to his right.
i pretty much love lefthanders doing that.
September 29th, 20122:55 am
Tony: I think thats why a lot of us are more scared of the one gamer then we should be.
September 29th, 20122:57 am
i hope they throw lohse. that is our best case scenario.
September 29th, 20123:00 am
Uga:Anyone that throws righty at least we have a chance.
wayne, we are doomed.
September 29th, 20123:14 am
well we have close to 450 employees. should i tell one that there healthcare benefits exceed their value/
September 29th, 20123:15 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
September 29th, 20123:16 am
or the other that is about to go into maternity care?
September 29th, 20123:22 am
group health care sucks. from the numbers we run. i t is plan that knocks out small business guys.
September 29th, 20123:26 am
do you guys realize how much it costs to insure an employee?
and we are about to be taxxed more.
September 29th, 20124:35 am
,234. since the all star break.
that is 15 out of 16.
and you guys hate roger.
September 29th, 20124:46 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.
September 29th, 20127:36 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, 20127:38 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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