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1991 braves

September 29th, 2012
7:40 am

Hopefully Larry Jones takes Hudson with him when he finally leaves. The 20 million the braves are paying these 2 would help bring in a power hitting outfielder to help replace Bourn. Hudson wins against inferior competition, and he has blown more leads than any braves pitcher other than the wonderboy Hanson. Braves need to trade Hudson and Hanson while they can get something in return. Bring up the young arms and prepare for the future.

Trey

September 29th, 2012
7:50 am

Okay, I am officially sick of Mitchell and his bitching. He is now starting to piss me off.

Brian from SC

September 29th, 2012
8:25 am

Today is the first day this season that Washington can clinch the NL East, which they would do with a win and a Braves loss. Texas missed out on clinching a playoff spot last night, so they will try it again tonight by beating the Angels. The Yankees can also clinch a playoff spot with a win and a loss by the Angels.

Here are the updated magic numbers:

NL East – Washington – 2
NL Central – Cincinnati – clinched
NL West – San Francisco – clinched

NL Playoffs (relative to Los Angeles)
Washington – clinched
Cincinnati – clinched
San Francisco – clinched
Atlanta – clinched
St. Louis – 3

NL #1 seed – Washington – 5 (hold tiebreaker over Cincinnati)
NL #1 wild card – Atlanta – clinched

AL East – New York – 5
AL Central – Detroit – 5
AL West – Texas – 3

AL Playoffs (relative to Los Angeles)
Texas – 1
New York – 2
Baltimore – 3
Oakland – 4
Detroit – 5 (relative to Chicago for division)

AL #1 seed – Texas – 5
AL #1 wild card – Baltimore – 5

Brian from SC

September 29th, 2012
8:28 am

With the Cardinals’ win last night, the Phillies and Diamondbacks were both eliminated from the postseason. Next on the chopping block is Milwaukee, who would be eliminated today with a loss or with a Cardinals win.

Over in the AL, with the A’s win last night, the White Sox were officially eliminated from wild card contention, and can only hope to win the AL Central. The same will be true for Detroit if they lose today, or if the A’s win.

Here are the updated elimination numbers:

NL Playoffs (relative to St. Louis)
Milwaukee – 1
Los Angeles – 3

AL Playoffs (relative to Oakland)
Tampa Bay – 3
Los Angeles – 4
Chicago – 5 (relative to Detroit for division)

Brian from SC

September 29th, 2012
8:30 am

I should also say that Tampa Bay would be eliminated from contention in the AL East with a loss or Yankees win. And Los Angeles would be eliminated from the AL West race with a loss to Texas.

ChippersGirl

September 29th, 2012
8:39 am

Thanks DOB. I couldn’t agree more on everything you said about Chipper. Your columns are always fantastic!

Ghost of Chipper Jones

September 29th, 2012
8:57 am

let’s get ‘um tonight guys.

phil

September 29th, 2012
9:10 am

Let’s rest all the regulars tonight…..just because.

It’ll throw em off….

Lew

September 29th, 2012
9:15 am

1/4 of the regulars haven’t been playing anyway.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 29th, 2012
9:29 am

5 games to go….4 back of the Nats. Maybe tonight Overbay and (oh my) Hinske get a start? Rev at 2b?

Hugo Z Hackenbush

September 29th, 2012
9:44 am

The difference between being a division winner and a wild card team is so large now that you have to put your best players on the field until you’re mathematically out of it.

Jeff R

September 29th, 2012
10:20 am

Well, I think the Braves are the top-seed WC team now, even if they haven’t been mathematically eliminated from the division crown. I’d start resting more of the front line players.

And what about the Cards? Finishing strong, too.

David O'Brien

September 29th, 2012
10:22 am

Some of you guys would whine if we took the WS in 5 games vs 4 games….good grief! — Fly On The Wall

Yes, but by now it’s humorous, don’t you think? I mean, you can’t take seriously the group of folks here who never, ever comment on anything the Braves do well during a five-game winning streak that improved their record to one game better than the $200 million Yankees, but then jump in like there’s free money being shot in the air so they can bitch and whine — and I do mean whine — when the Braves lose 3-1 to a team and a pitcher (Niese) who’ve been doing quite well lately.

The Braves had won 10 of their last 11 games against the Mets before Friday. The Mets had won six of their past seven games before Friday. Niese, a lefty, had a 2.51 ERA in his past seven starts before Friday. Nevertheless this — how shall we say it, less than savvy? — segment of our blog readership would have you believe none of that matters and that the Braves should just sweep another team just like they did the Marlins. Damn the recent records, the odds, the opposing pitcher and anything else.

David O'Brien

September 29th, 2012
10:27 am

This one is on Freddie…he knows it…we all know it.

So if Fredi had removed Hudson with the Braves ahead 1-0 and and brought in a reliever to face Duda, who up to that point was 5-for-19 with no homers in his career against Hudson, and that reliever gave up a hit or homer to Duda, I’m sure you and Fredi haters on the blog would not have criticized the move one bit, right? You wouldn’t have asked why he didn’t leave in Hudson when he was pitching a shutout and had thrown about 80 pitches?

David O'Brien

September 29th, 2012
10:33 am

Most could tell that Duda was centering the ball. He fouled off about 4 pitches and all were belt high. — lee maye

Very true. Said the same thing to Schultz when we were downstairs waiting to be let in the clubhouse. He was fouling those pitches straight back and you just got a sense that it was coming.

Nevertheless, I stand by what I said about the second-guessing that would have ensued had Fredi taken out Hudson at that point — I mean, he’s obviously not going to do it in the middle of an at-bat — and had a reliever face Duda with Hudson having allowed no runs and thrown about 80 pitches.

David O'Brien

September 29th, 2012
10:34 am

Most could tell that Duda was centering the ball. He fouled off about 4 pitches and all were belt high. — lee maye

Very true. Said the same thing to Schultz when we were downstairs waiting to be let in the clubhouse. He was fouling those pitches straight back and you just got a sense that it was coming.

Nevertheless, I stand by what I said about the second-guessing that would have ensued had Fredi taken out Hudson at that point — I mean, he’s obviously not going to do it in the middle of an at-bat — and had a reliever face Duda with Hudson having allowed no runs and thrown about 80 pitches.

Hugo Z Hackenbush

September 29th, 2012
10:38 am

I don’t believe that being the “top seed” wc team is comparable to being the “bottom seed” division winner. But if you’ve got a yen to see bench players strike out, boot balls, etc…

Trader Jack

September 29th, 2012
10:42 am

Latest Vegas odds for winning WS:

Rangers 4/1
Reds 5/1
Nats 5/1
Yanks 6/1
Giants 6/1
Tigers 10/1
BRAVES 12/1
O’s 12/1
White Sox 14/1
A’s 18/1
Cards 20/1

brian

September 29th, 2012
10:49 am

Good response to the Monday morning QBs. No way Hudson should have been pulled for Duda. Duda had the big hit of the game. It happens. Earl weaver would have been thrilled.

I do think one could question pitch selection and location if a hitter seems to be zeroing in on the pitcher

Jeff R

September 29th, 2012
10:49 am

Hugo, you honestly think the Braves are going to grab the division at this point? Ecstatic if they do, but long odds.

Hugo Z Hackenbush

September 29th, 2012
10:54 am

Jeff R, there’s no way I’d put money on the Braves winning the east now.But I think the reward of being division winner far outweighs whatever nebulous value you get from resting Uggla, Freeman, or whoever for a game or two.

CB

September 29th, 2012
10:55 am

Jeff R, there is a dog still in the show. :-)

Jeff R

September 29th, 2012
10:56 am

Nevertheless this — how shall we say it, less than savvy? — segment of our blog readership would have you believe none of that matters and that the Braves should just sweep another team just like they did the Marlins. Damn the recent records, the odds, the opposing pitcher and anything else.

Yeah, well, I was banking on the Braves going 162-0. When it became apparent after Game 1 of the regular season that my hopes were crushed, I lowered my expectations. I thought 161-1 was doable… until the second game of the season.

I’ve kept making adjustments to accommodate reality because reality’s out there. I’m happier now and sleep better at night. ;)

Jeff R

September 29th, 2012
10:57 am

Hugo, CB – All right. You guys win. :)

northbeach Scott

September 29th, 2012
11:07 am

@Brian from SC, thank you for your standings updates. I look forward to them.

Do the blog retards not understand that all baseball teams that play 162 games lose at least 50 of them? This is not football with a do or die game once a week, it is a marathon. I do not like losing and I am not a Fredi fan, nevertheless Huddy threw a good game, Niese threw a better game, and the timely hits did not happen for the Braves, last night. Let’s go get them tonight and get Mike Minor some early run support.

Complain all you want about the WC one game play-in game. I am sure the Braves would have enjoyed that option in 2011, had it existed.

The fact is shy of a miracle, the Braves host the Cards next Friday and they are positioned to have their best pitcher Kris Medlen going. Bourn should be reasonably healthy, Heap will be as rested and healed as he can be for this stage of the seaon, and we have Andrelton Simmons back, healthy and hitting from the DL thanks to great work by Jannish (i.e. Simmons recovery was not rushed).

This season has been enjoyable for so many reasons including Chipper’s stellar swansong, the emergence of a dominating Kris Medlen, the growth of Mike Minor, the play of remarkable rookie Andrelton Simmons, Craig Kembrel establishing himself as a CY contender, some good bench support from Jannish, Francisco, and Rossy, remarkable flexibilty and success of Martin Prado, strong sophomore season from Freddie and bounce back year from Heyward.

What is not to like?

Couch Tater

September 29th, 2012
11:13 am

I think Cholly is a good manager. I hope the Phillies can him.

“Listen to Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, and [Tony] La Russa talk,” Manuel said. “They talk about how hard it is to repeat. Joe Torre used to tell me how [the Yankees] won three straight World Series, that he thought that would never happen. After they won the first one, he saw the change in his team. Unless you were there and really know what you were dealing with, [people] wouldn’t understand that at all.”

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Venice Jim

September 29th, 2012
11:15 am

Wow, Phil…

Disgusted

September 29th, 2012
11:16 am

I hope that Micheal Bourn’s thumb stops feelig so BUMB.

We need him to be the hot Bourn again. Not the slumping bumb hitter he has been.

His thumb deserves to be Booed.

Couch Tater

September 29th, 2012
11:16 am

Brian from SC – Ditto on the standings update. Two gloves up.

David O'Brien

September 29th, 2012
11:35 am

northbeach Scott: Let’s face it, we’ve got quite a few people who try to apply their football mentality to baseball, and either can’t grasp or just won’t acknowledge the subtle and not-so-subtle differences between the sport that plays a 16-game schedule and the one that follows a 162-game schedule.

These are the folks who treat every loss as if it’s tragic or something that someone, anyone — but usually the manager — has to be “held accountable for,” and that there must be blame assigned dammit! It’s almost comical. I’ve come to believe it’s usually a case of these particular people coming at things from the perspective of a different generation, the short-attention-span, immediate-satisfaction, often overly stimulated generation of the past couple of decades. That, or they are folks who didn’t grow up following baseball closely, even if they played the sport at the Little League or high school level.

That’s the best I can figure. And unfortunately, with some I do believe it’s hopeless, in terms of trying to explain that baseball is a cerebral game best followed by patient folks, and that knee-jerk reactions and broiling emotions aren’t ideal — for fans or participants — in a sport where teams play 6-7 days a week for 6-7 months.

Oh, well.

George_George

September 29th, 2012
11:46 am

Good morning all
A tough loss after a fine tribute to CHIPPER. How could HUDDY give up a HR to ZIPPITY-DO-DA-DAY? I was sick when that ball went to RF, we could have gotten a game closer to NATS. It seems the FREDI led [led?] BRAVES always let us down when a important game is played. We can’t trust FREDI to win a single game play-in even with MEDS pitching, FREDI will pull him at the wrong time. FREDI cannot manage under pressure. When has he EVER won a big game?

Venice Jim

September 29th, 2012
11:57 am

All the great comedians have impeccable timing…

northbeach Scott

September 29th, 2012
12:08 pm

My final word before I head out. All this goodness, despite the fact that the Brave’s best two players (at least two of the highest paid) have endured their most bleak seasons in Heap and Uggla.

Imagine if I told you in March 2012 that McCann would have a slash line of .227/.297/.399 and only catch about 110 games and Uggla would have a slash line of .218/.346/.389. The Brave’s top starter and NL ERA leader Brandon Beachy would be lost to TJ surgery and only start 13 games. The SS experiment with Pastonicky would fail after May 29th, and that his replacement, Simmons, would win NL Rookie of the month and NL Defensive Player of the month for June and then would be out until mid-Sept.

This has been a remarkable season, the Braves have overcome a great deal of obstacles, have had so many key contributions virtually across the board, won some “lost” game with late innings heroics. Darn it, they did not win 162, but they made this one of may favorite seasons and we have playoff baseball to enjoy, even if it is one game.

Enjoy this folks. Pirate fans have waited 20 years for a winning record, much less a playoff and yet our simpering, sniveling, ignorant fans cry about why we did not win, last night. In the words of blog favorite, McFann, “Sheeeeh!”

northbeach Scott

September 29th, 2012
12:10 pm

or “Sheeeesh!” as she does this better than I can.

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

September 29th, 2012
12:13 pm

northbeach Scott

Nah, you do it fine!…;)

George_George

September 29th, 2012
12:14 pm

It seems the larger the crowd at THE TED, the worse the BRAVES play.

Powderfinger

September 29th, 2012
12:14 pm

VJ – Excellent point. We couldn’t have asked for a better illustration of DOB’s line of thinking. I think some people just, oh never mind…

Powderfinger

September 29th, 2012
12:16 pm

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô: Hey girl, how are you holding up?

CB

September 29th, 2012
12:19 pm

I believe George became twice as dumb when he changed his name. I didn’t think that was possible. :-?

chipontheroad

September 29th, 2012
12:23 pm

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesh indeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed

GO BRAVOS

George_George

September 29th, 2012
12:26 pm

CB

September 29th, 2012
12:19 pm
Hey CB, Did you enjoy the loss last night? Sounds like you did, you call me dumb because I do not like to lose and and say so.

Lane Kiffin

September 29th, 2012
12:33 pm

Once again someone blasted for having an opinion that isn’t consistent with the regulars. Is that really what people want on this blog is for everyone to come on and say the exact same thing.

Over on the JS blog someone named Chipper’s canker sore said that Chipper was a twice divorced uneducated white male and we should be ashamed for the hero worship we are giving him when we are losing real heroes everyday in Iraq. Do I agree with this comment. NO but I wouldn’t want this guy banned or go off and tell him how stupid he is. I just disagree and go on to the next comment.

Disgusted

September 29th, 2012
12:33 pm

Last night’s loss is not the end of the world but it would have been cool to see Hudson get that one more strike and get his 17th W.

I love the Braves and Huddy but I am still mad at him for that pitch to Duda. It was a heck of an AB for Duda but its better to lose one or two now tha lose the one vs the Cards comming up.

Duda has done nearly nothing since June and he beats us. Oh well.

I am not going to forget that one pitch to Lucas Duda anytime soon. It was BUMB.

Huddy has been a great Brave, pitched well last night but made one BUMB pitch. I am still mad at him.

varoadrunner

September 29th, 2012
12:37 pm

I’m a huge Mickey Mantle fan……and there are many comparisons between Chipper and the Mick worst of which was they were both injury prone…BUT boy could they play BASEBALL. Chipper is among the best to ever play the game. Mick’s in the HOF and Chipper will follow in, (what is it, 5 years?) FIVE YEARS. First ballot inductee! Thanks for the memories Chipper.

Disgusted

September 29th, 2012
12:38 pm

Lane Kiffin — I don’t want to see people banned for stupid comments either, but the one attacking Chipper’s personal life is really uncalled for, that one was quite eggregious.

I don’t want the poster banned for that but that particular comment could be removed. Its too much of an unnecessary personal attack on a ball player who is nearly universally beloved and respected by all Braves fans.

BFChris28

September 29th, 2012
12:42 pm

I am 28 today :)

Venice Jim

September 29th, 2012
12:43 pm

Lane – I am a huge supporter of people saying anything they like (within relatively loose bounds of propriety), pro or con, and that includes commenting on others. I have certainly been ridiculed on many occasions (and don’t always respond as well as I should). This is simply not a place to post something which you do not wish to have rebutted or ridiculed or debated or showered with praise, or some combination thereof…

Venice Jim

September 29th, 2012
12:44 pm

Disgusted – you should be proud of cab – she is booing me for complimenting Sergio on a good putt…at least she did not call me a BUMB…

Venice Jim

September 29th, 2012
12:45 pm

Happy birthday, BFChris!

BFChris28

September 29th, 2012
12:48 pm

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

September 29th, 2012
12:52 pm

Powderfinger

Not too badly, thanks. But if you’re referring to baseball stuff, I could be slightly better…:)

Happy BDay, BFChris28!

BFChris28

September 29th, 2012
12:53 pm

Couch Tater

September 29th, 2012
12:55 pm

I thought they may retire Chipper’s number, last night.

..but when I thought more, they wanted another event to boost attendance.

Should’ve done it, last night. It would have been a cool unexpected gift.

Powderfinger

September 29th, 2012
12:57 pm

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô: My schedule hasn’t allowed me to closely follow your man’s daily aches and pains, but it sounds like he is really beat up right now. Here’s hoping he has another month left in him…

McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:

September 29th, 2012
1:04 pm

Powderfinger

He sure is…

Here’s hoping he has another month left in him…

For sure. Better he has to sit out now than in the month ahead…

Capt.Mudd

September 29th, 2012
1:07 pm

I am glad I stayed the duration of the season….participating in this blog is a choice of mine; This season I have read some very interesting items about baseball, music and life…”playball” equates to playing with PC, exercising my brain and cheering for the Braves.

In addition, this activity is a priviledge……I don’t find hose who complain a lot an irritation; they are who they are. And, for the most part, I feel free speech is good–as long as respect is afforded to others when pushing the ’submit’ button.

162 Games….there’s many an opportunity to flub up–it’s just what we do!

Fats

September 29th, 2012
1:11 pm

Can not believe DOB snubbed the great Hank Aaron,who was by far the greatest Atlanta Brave and never sat down . Aaron was a machine that never stopped. 755 homeruns says it all :)

David O'Brien

September 29th, 2012
1:17 pm

Can not believe DOB snubbed the great Hank Aaron,who was by far the greatest Atlanta Brave and never sat down . Aaron was a machine that never stopped. 755 homeruns says it all. — Fats

How, pray tell, did I “snub” Hank Aaron? He’s the greatest Brave, period. But Hank only played 9 of his 23 seasons in Atlanta. Chipper played 19, all in Atlanta. That’s only reason I said the greatest ATLANTA Brave. I think my point was pretty clear to most people.

DS1

September 29th, 2012
1:18 pm

DOB summing it up very well on the negativity of some. They really don’t get it. In their own way, they are fans, but they just don’t get it.

Happy Anniversary of your Birth Chris! Hope it’s a great day for ya!!. (got ya by 29 years and 6 days……..)

Now, as I merrily go out to work on a leaking irrigation system and a damp basement bedroom, please wish me luck and happy digging today!

Not exactly the way I was hoping to spend my Saturday!

Bo Graves!

Venice Jim

September 29th, 2012
1:19 pm

Dig sensitively!

David O'Brien

September 29th, 2012
1:20 pm

Once again someone blasted for having an opinion that isn’t consistent with the regulars. Is that really what people want on this blog is for everyone to come on and say the exact same thing. – Lane Kiffin

It’s a tough world, ain’t it? Poor guy.

DS1

September 29th, 2012
1:22 pm

Back in 1966 as a young 11 year old fan, I really had no clue the enormity of what I was following with Hank’s career. He was truly one of the 5 best of all time.

DS1

September 29th, 2012
1:23 pm

You got it VJ. Very sensitively! Don’t wanna make things worse than they already are. This 35 year old irrigation system is going to be the death of me………….

DS1

September 29th, 2012
1:25 pm

DOB

He was dropped on his head when he was a baby. He can’t help it. (Lane and the others…)

:sad:

Couch Tater

September 29th, 2012
1:33 pm

George_George

September 29th, 2012
1:41 pm

Lane Kiffin

September 29th, 2012
12:33 pm
Once again someone blasted for having an opinion that isn’t consistent with the regulars. Is that really what people want on this blog is for everyone to come on and say the exact same thing.
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Thank you Lane. A voice of reason.

raleighbravefan

September 29th, 2012
1:45 pm

True irony – DOB @11:35 followed by George @11:46. Priceless.

And the clueless continue to yammer.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 29th, 2012
1:45 pm

Only about 20 more ABs that can be gotten for Rev, Hinske, and Overbay. I’m not saying that those guys should start all the remaining games, but maybe at least 1 of those guys needs to get a start nightly. We need to find out who can be the lefty off the bench. Both guys have stunk it up this month, give those guys a start or 2 and see who looks better in their ABs. Rev is the backup SS. Give him some ABs, and maybe let him get 1 start at SS.

While there is a chance for the division, it’s fading fast. It can be gone tonight. We’re already “resting” Mac and Bourn, why not Uggla and Freeman?

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 29th, 2012
1:48 pm

Once again someone blasted for having an opinion that isn’t consistent with the regulars. Is that really what people want on this blog is for everyone to come on and say the exact same thing.

I’m not a regular…. but I will say this. I don’t mind if your opinion differs from mine. Just please be able to back it up. Factually.

George_George

September 29th, 2012
1:48 pm

Some people on here make others feel very unwelcome. A while back I published my “best bloggers” list, maybe I should publish my “worst bloggers” list. Of corse the funny thing is some of my biggest critics are on my best list. Oh well.

raleighbravefan

September 29th, 2012
1:53 pm

George – DOB (and others) were not saying that you should be happy about a loss…BTW, the rest of us are not either. Fine to be mad, rant , pout, whine, whatever.

What he was saying, is that there are many here…which may even include you…who have a poor understanding of how the game of baseball works. It’s a very long season…the best teams lose 60+ games a year…many of those games to teams that they “should have beaten”. Sub .500 teams beat the best teams frequently. Great pitchers have bad nights. Great hitters can go 0-5. A .100 hitter gets a hit once in a while. Very ordinary pitchers can have a great night…even throw a no hitter.It isn’t football.

That’s what DOB, and many of us understand. That’s what you whiners, who feel so picked on, either don’t understand, or ignore. I guess it’s more fun to whine and moan and blame someone.

chipontheroad

September 29th, 2012
1:54 pm

Oh well ….deep subject for shallow minds

raleighbravefan

September 29th, 2012
1:54 pm

Some of you keep talking about others being banned here. I believe the only one who has been actually banned is PL. A few have been warned, and some comments have been removed. Get over it.

raleighbravefan

September 29th, 2012
1:56 pm

TOBF – How can you say you are not a regular? You are almost always in top 5 contributers.

George_George

September 29th, 2012
1:59 pm

I think DOB said he took out “iggy” last night, but did not name him.

raleighbravefan

September 29th, 2012
2:02 pm

George – In most cases, it’s not so much about what is being said, but HOW it is being said. I welcome a good discusion, including opposing views. It’s the animus and vitriol that gets me riled up.
I understand your frustration, and resulting criticism. THAT’S FINE. What I object to is the personal attacks (and you are not nearly as bad as some here). Some may be “piling on”…but it mostly feels that way because the majority disagrees.

UKUGA

September 29th, 2012
2:03 pm

Today is the first day of the season in which WAS enters play with a chance to clinch the division.

Here’s holding out hope that St. Louis keeps the pressure on (expected) and the Braves can take the next 2 against New York.

Would love for WAS to have to get on that plane home Sunday night not yet able to celebrate.

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 29th, 2012
2:03 pm

I’m always in top 5 contributors… that’s a problem I’m trying to fix. I don’t really consider myself a regular because compared to most of you guys, I haven’t been here that long. I’m the new kid.

raleighbravefan

September 29th, 2012
2:05 pm

iggy deserved it. I didn’t follow last night, but have been offended by him before.

raleighbravefan

September 29th, 2012
2:06 pm

Difference between being a “regular” and being a “long-timer”.

George_George

September 29th, 2012
2:12 pm

I did not like at all iggys remarks about CHIPPER last night and stated I wished he would stop. However I believe the only reson somene should be banned is for useing obsenitys, not banned on the whim of DOB or because bloggers ask him to ban a person.

CB

September 29th, 2012
2:14 pm

TOBF,you are a very nice young man who has plenty to offer here. Glad you are aboard and don’t let others discourage you. Including me. :-)

Lew

September 29th, 2012
2:16 pm

There’s a weird middle ground between placid acceptance of total freaking idiocy and having the utterer banned for said utterances – but don’t be wurprised when someone gives you crap for it and calls you a moron.

Lew

September 29th, 2012
2:17 pm

Surprised. No Wurprizes at the moment other than Murph’s.

Couch Tater

September 29th, 2012
2:17 pm

CB

September 29th, 2012
2:22 pm

I do need to go. Ban CB!

Fats

September 29th, 2012
2:26 pm

Couch Tater

September 29th, 2012
1:33 pm
LOL Worth a listen…………………..:)

TheOnlyBravesFan

September 29th, 2012
2:26 pm

That’s true RBF…

CB: Thanks for the nice words.

George_George

September 29th, 2012
2:27 pm

George_George Repost from last night because I think it is important.

September 28th, 2012
7:59 pm
Dum-Bass

September 28th, 2012
7:50 pm
There’s a 7 game difference right now between the Braves and the Cards and it looks like it will be St. Louis. Could be as much as 8 games when it’s said and done. That seems so “screwy” to have to play a one game “do or die” with a team that far behind you. That system has to go after this year!
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AGREED If BUD is going to insist on two WC TEAMS the owners should insist it be 2 out of 3 series. BUD set up this silly two WC thing only days before start of season. The owners should vote to get rid of him.

raleighbravefan

September 29th, 2012
2:32 pm

George @2:27 – Agree.

cricket

September 29th, 2012
2:36 pm

BUD set up this silly two WC thing only days before start of season. The owners should vote to get rid of him.

didn’t know owners are employed by Bud. learn something new here every month..

George_George

September 29th, 2012
2:36 pm

Thank you raleigh, outta here for a bit. Hope to be back before gamestart. Y’all have a good one.

DS1

September 29th, 2012
2:38 pm

It is what it is (the play in system). No complaining or whining on fans or teams will change it. Bud and the boys have decided that this will make it more interesting, and will make the division more important; which I agree with the second part.

Let’s just hope Little Man Meds is on his game next Friday night.

And if for some reason we do not advance, it’s going to be hell around here for a LONG time. During which time I will humbly bow out.

cricket

September 29th, 2012
2:39 pm

yep, MLB is in as great shape as ever under Bud, so completely logical that owners will get rid of him. just a matter of time now.

George_George

September 29th, 2012
2:39 pm

cricket

September 29th, 2012
2:36 pm
The owners should get rid of BUD. I never could understand how he could be commisiner when his daughter owned a part of MIL.

Couch Tater

September 29th, 2012
2:42 pm

No Wurprizes at the moment

Lew – A Wurprize is kinda like an organ donor.

“It ain’t that moving, but it’s all we got…”

cricket

September 29th, 2012
2:43 pm

i don’t think anyone other than scoots likes this play-in game but it is an experiment for a year. it may be gone next year, may continue next year and beyond, or there may be some other changes coming up. anyone thinking that Bud did it without owners’ approval is astounding to me.
like him or not, baseball is in great shape under him and no way owners fire him.

Lew

September 29th, 2012
2:59 pm

George-George – The Daughter only owns it because Bud gave it to her when he became Commish – He used to own the Brewers.

nolie

September 29th, 2012
3:04 pm

It’s a tough world, ain’t it? Poor guy….DOB

yup. life’s a bitch, and then you die

Russell Bell

September 29th, 2012
3:06 pm

Once again someone blasted for having an opinion that isn’t consistent with the regulars. Is that really what people want on this blog is for everyone to come on and say the exact same thing.

How about having some backbone, sticking to a a carefully considered position, backed up with evidence, and accepting that the mainstream will often disagree with you?

This ain’t church – different ways of thinking are allowed.

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