4:20 pm October 5, 2012, by David O'Brien
October 6th, 201212:01 am
That Jeter home run that little Maier kid interfered with? Holbrook would’ve call it an infield fly.
Rangers lose – the day is not a total loss. Take that, Cruz!
October 6th, 201212:02 am
Braveheart – Chipper knew he didn’t deserve to come out tonight for homage. And,,,,,,too tired to duck!
October 6th, 201212:03 am
Yeah, I have no hard feelings towards Chipper. Only appreciation for the many years and many thrills. Our guys just had a rough game tonight.
Concerning Fredi, I am sorry; but if that horrific call had been made towards my team, once I realized they were not going to reverse the call, they would have had to have pulled me off Holbrook! No way do I complete that game in the dugout. The team needs to know that you will go to the Nth degree for them. Not sure Fredi does that for his players. It’s not in his nature, I don’t think. But he still needs to do it.
October 6th, 201212:04 am
Joe simpson said maybe Chipper had trouble getting the ball out of his glove. Can’t he just say Chipper blew it?
Good for Nate, he was a disappointment here for whatever reason, but he hustled, was well liked by other players and went to AAA without pouting.
October 6th, 201212:05 am
Nowhere, really lovin’ it aintcha creep?
Still not sure I want to watch any more baseball this year. Maybe a good nights sleep will help calm me down a bit.
October 6th, 201212:06 am
Fredi could’ve called them ALL @#$%SUCKERS, mooned ‘em, slapped ‘em in the face with his hog, & take a dump on ‘em… AND THEY STILL WOULD NOT HAVE TOSSED HIM!!!
THE FASCIST HUBRIS OF ML UMPIRES, AND THEIR DENIAL IN CHANGING AN OBVIOUSLY WRONG CALL, IS SOMETHING THAT WILL FOREVER BE THE FATAL FLAW OF MLB. I HOPE THAT THE LF UMPIRE SUFFERS THE SAME FATE AS ANOTHER IDIOT NAMED ERIC GREGG!!!
ROT IN HADES, IDIOT!!!
Don’t mind nowhere man. Azz holes are born every day.
October 6th, 201212:08 am
It’s baseball folks. Remember that the worst umpiring call in the history of the world series went against the Cardinals (Don Denkinger’s call vs. KC many years ago). That one clearly altered a world series. This one may have changed the outcome of a wild card playoff game. Let’s just hope we are all well and healthy and back to watch the Braves next year. That’s what’s important. Happy off-season all!
Not sure I want to wish death on Holbrook.
But I agree they were going to give Fredi a lot of leeway. But still, if you go down there and run his sorry azz over, they gotta throw you, don’t they??
October 6th, 201212:10 am
ALL THE PLAYERS IN THE MAJORS ARE TWEETING UNANIMOUSLY HOW SICKENINGLY HORRIBLE THE BLOWN CALL WAS!!!
Follow me here folks for a minute.
Chipper is given a “gift” hit in the 9th inning. He looked out to me. What if Uggla hits a double and Ross puts one in the seats. Does the Cardinals get all indignant over the Chipper call? It would almost have been poetic justice.
Happy for Nate and his team…TBS recapping Braves game now…take care!
October 6th, 201212:11 am
Until MLB institutes replay (after Selig leaves), the sport will continue to decline. Umpires need to be more accountable. What other sport has this “my call and that’s final” approach?
I am so utterly disgusted and appalled by the behavior of Braves fans tonight.
All those over-turned vehicles and police cars that got set on fire.
I saw a baby give a cop the finger.
Never seen anything like it.
Oh right, didn’t see anything.
People exited calmly and peacefully and ultimately took the loss in stride.
But still, they threw plastic water bottles onto the field.
That would never happen, say, in New York for example.
Thanks for the quotes, DOB (for the last time for a while). Always enjoy reading or hearing the players’ perspective… it cuts through a lot of the crap thrown out on the blog.
It’s been a very good season of baseball. You add a lot to it, especially for those of us who’s only connection is via the internet because we’re out of town. Thanks!
Bartman and Moises Alou want to know why Holbrook didn’t call an infield fly on their pop up?
NO MORE FREDI
October 6th, 201212:12 am
ESPN calling Chipper out for jogging to first on his last at bat. Dude could care less if Braves lost that game. He will be hunting this fall and dating hookers. Not a shocker to me because he has let this team down for five years now with all the “injuries” he had.
October 6th, 201212:14 am
Same old same old on he quotes. Doesn’t matter if it’s regular season or playoffs.
You guys are joking right? Still defending Chipper after he lost this game and the season?
The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy
I think its time to address RH power bat again….supposed to be uggla be obviously cant count on him for that anymore. That is the only thing the Braves need.
October 6th, 201212:15 am
Umpire blew the call. But Braves blew it with errors, runners left on base and Fredi trying to be something he is not… brilliant.
I was proud of our crowd tonight. Not that I am normally for that sort of behavior, but when something this horrific happens, it’s really the only thing a crowd can do to show their extreme displeasure.
I will not hold it against fans for showing that displeasure.
Now, what would have happened if that call had been made against the Cardinals at home, or the Yankees in NYC, or the Phillies in Philly? Hell, in Detroit there would have been gunshots outside of the park!
October 6th, 201212:16 am
And anyone on this blog who wants to re-sign Bourn is daft. Bourn is physically built for a college baseball season – not 162 and playoffs.
Good riddance to choking rubbish. I wish Uggla could join you!!!
ESPN shouldn’t be the only ones calling out Chipper for jogging on that last at bat. He made the error to cost the game and doesn’t even hustle afterwards. Pathetic
Thanks for another season, DOB. Rest up for next year.
“Nate McLouth has been a good find by the ‘Birds this year” MLB quotage. My ears are bleeding
October 6th, 201212:17 am
Hope Mac, Fredi and Hansen are not back next season. Get Francona Frank!! We need someone like Buck that has the players respects instead of a fat goon that wants to be one of the boys.
October 6th, 201212:18 am
Kinda like what Mike Tyson would have said to Johnny Cochran. “Where were you when I needed you SUCKA!”
“ESPN calling Chipper out for jogging to first on his last at bat”
non issue, he still got on base. Molehill meet mountain
October 6th, 201212:19 am
Should Chipper be in the HOF? Without a doubt. He blew this game big time and it should be said so. He made some snide comments about Heyward losing some balls in the Sun. Now Chipper lost one in the lights and threw the season away.
Yunel's Frosted Tips
I am calling Chipper out for that shirt he was wearing in the post game presser…..WTF?
When that umpire says “absolutely”…..it vindicates the fans…..idiot. Liar. How an umpire should have so low integrity and employed by MLB is a joke. MLB should be embarrassed not the ATL Braves or their fans.
October 6th, 201212:20 am
Peace Out to choker who never won the big game like Dave Justice yet gets idolized for being a great switch hitter, please, Jones wasa great player but NEVER was real leader of men, too laid back or something. Always froze up in the big games…what other baseball star who never had clutch in his veins got idolized so much??? Cal Ripken. SMH.
DOB – OK, leaving it up to you to pick up the pieces and let us know what the fallout is tomorrow. Enjoy a less stressful workload for a few months. And much less plane travel. Sounds good, eh?
I hope Joe Torre gets booted out of first class seat on his flight to NY tomorrow.
Fans will look at this differently because they’re fans, but I can guarantee you that there aren’t many baseball players who think it’s a good idea for fans to throw stuff out on the field.
Nowhere man…..one game decides the HOF…..LOL.
We will see what the Atlanta Media has to say about this. Will anyone call Chipper out?
October 6th, 201212:22 am
Billy you need hooked on phonics. I said Chipper should be in the HOF but this pitiful performance should not be glossed over because of that.
We (the ATL fans) need to remember this guy next year. Most definitely! Holbrook. Holbrook. Holbrook. If you say it 3 times, you won’t forget it.
Thanks for the quotes, David.
Chop Chop, I’d agree with you…..but when the umps cant admit a mistake and stand by such a horrible call that everyone but a blind man can see is horrible….that just as big travesty….and if you pay $50 for crap like that?
October 6th, 201212:23 am
“Rangers lose – the day is not a total loss”
most people might not think it but at least this shows, there are fans feeling A LOT worse than Braves fans right now (that many days in first place then you lose the division on the last day to Oakland and then a few days later you’re already done in the playoffs).
Last time this many white folk were mad in Georgia Sherman was marching towards Savannah…..
October 6th, 201212:24 am
Who’s glossing? You’ve made about 20 post saying the same thing…….good lord, we get the point, you are an idiot.
Who’s glossing? You’ve made about 20 post saying the same thing…….good lord, we get the point, your idiot.
obsession is scary stuff. Nowhere Man has the makings of a first rate stalker.
Someone needs to step up and be a real leader in this clubhouse next season.
If you listened to Chipper’s comments at the mike after the game, it was almost sounding like he was proud of the fans for their passion.
Holliday didn’t seem to be too concerned. I didn’t see anybody throwing anything lethal.
October 6th, 201212:26 am
Billy and Pete you guys need to wake up. Or do you enjoy every season but one ending in a loss?
Word is that Stevie Wonder even thought it was a bad call.
Well, you know, sometimes you just have to tip your cap.
October 6th, 201212:27 am
I got that impression too DS1, Chippr might not be advised to come right out and say it, nor should ant other player be seen as praising fan violence, but I too thought he was more than OK with the fans
People usually resort to name calling when they have nothing left to stand on.
October 6th, 201212:28 am
when is the last time a player got hurt by something thrown from the stands…..never…..it’s all part of the game…….more fans get hurt by balls and bats flying in the stands…..
what do you think our feelings, mine or yours, has to do with anything about how the team plays? Get real Man
.but when the umps cant admit a mistake
People in positions of power or leadership seldom publicly admit mistakes (and I’m sure this ump had been advised by Big Baseball on how to respond to the inevitable questions) … there’s really not much future in rolling over. Does he really make things better by acknowledging that it was a bad call? Maybe placates a few Braves fans, but brings the whole system into question. Better to just stand by it, and move on. It’ll be a footnote by the time the Division winners play their first games.
October 6th, 201212:29 am
The manager ultimately needs to be the leader in the clubhouse. Or at least that’s my opinion. Bobby was the leader while he was here. I just don’t think Fredi has it in him to be that person. I was proud of him when he stood up to Hanley in Miami. But I don’t know if he is the type of leader a clubhouse needs.
Fredo – I imagine the Rangers fans are very unhappy. I can’t imagine they feel any worse, and if they do, I don’t care – I really dislike the Rangers after last season’s post-season play, so if they and their fans are unhappy, as I said, that was the one thing good that came from this Wild Card play-in game crap.
Well, time for my favorite time of year….the off-season and the excitement of who we going to get. I am happy the Orioles are having a magical season.
I am a season ticket holder and pay good money to watch this team. I am entitled to my opinion. If you get bad food do you complain?
People usually resort to name calling when they have nothing left to stand on nowhere
which is what you have been doing all night dude, hypocrite a bit???
October 6th, 201212:30 am
think of all the money wasted on the stuff thrown on the field……..8 dollar beers and 5 dollars waters everywhere………enough to buy a power hitting second baseman
well i was there in 110 row 15 seats 1&2.
my advice throw them things further. don’t mind myself getting hit. but there were plenty that did.
nice job braves fans.
October 6th, 201212:31 am
I knew Chipper was a douchebag. He wore an AFFLICTION shirt to his last press conference.
October 6th, 201212:32 am
so complain, but don’t pretend that it makes any difference whether you do or no, not whether Bill or I do either.
I think the Texas Rangers did a bigger choke job than we did…………
I’m with you DS1. Maybe I’ll feel better tomorrow, but I doubt it.. So sick of MLB that I have no desire to watch this post season. Why can’t the officials just admit they blew it. Holbrook’s attitude flat out pisses me off! What a career for Chipper, but DANG!!!
Dale Murphy @DaleMurphy3
Oh my… Not believing this.. Calls an infield fly when the ball is almost on the ground? Oh my..
If you think that saying Chipper is a choker is name calling then you have a problem.
October 6th, 201212:33 am
Well, ugabrave, if a bunch of you rich folk in them fancy seats got doused and struck, then even better. #OccupyBoxSeats!
Chipper wearing Affliction trying to be cool to that 20 year old hotttie he is dating……
what else is it may I ask? and that is certainly not all you have said, tonight or a million other nights.
October 6th, 201212:34 am
The only way we (fans) can affect that sort of change is to be heard. Oft times that is to be heard in their wallets! Not sure what the answer is, but I don’t think I am going to watch any more games.
And now that I have Bud’s phone number, I am going to be calling that dude daily for the rest of the post season and explaining to him that I am only going to watch enough of the games to find out who advertises with them, so I can call those folks and register my displeasure.
But nothing will happen if just a few of us do this. We can’t let this sort of shyt stand without consequences.
I realize this is just a game for most of us, but this is big business. If I don’t hear the sort of grovelling I need to hear in the next day or so, I am going to be heard.
so Yunel and Nowhere are twins??
Chipper also said he can hang his head high because he knows he gave 100% every game. Oh really? Jogging to first on your last at bat OF YOUR CAREER is giving 100%? Throwing away a sure doubleplay is giving 100%? Braves fans be proud. Dude gave up on us like he has all his marriages.
October 6th, 201212:35 am
I assume that these letters we get in the off season from the braves front office means they could care less what we season ticket holders think?
you guys really think we lost the frickin game because of that call renews my faith of the people that comes on here and cry they know baseball.
gee even Wayne is getting crazy
October 6th, 201212:36 am
From now on, I’m taking to heart the valuable lesson I learned tonight:
If someone does something that I don’t like and there seems to be no legitimate explanation for it and it drives me nuts, then I’m going to react like a two-year-old. It is completely justifiable and no court would ever convict me for it.
The season might be over for Chipper but those bags under his eyes are ready to party.
October 6th, 201212:37 am
No………I’m changing my delivery……not the same everytime……been here since Ault 7…..gotta keep the people who live on here off balance with some change of pace……….the “voices of reason” on here spit the same dribble every nite………Gurshall gone light up Ol’ Ball Coach in 18.5 hours.
October 6th, 201212:38 am
DS1 you are correct the fans need to be heard. How may think that terrible call in the NFL ended that strike?
braveheart, you are better than that. we did not lose this game because of that.
barrister you know better. this game was decided long before that.
this place is stinking with stupidity
October 6th, 201212:39 am
OccupyBoxSeats! OBS!! I like it.
October 6th, 201212:40 am
the “voices of reason” on here spit the same dribble every nite………
as do the haters, all night every night.
Players make mistakes, and that is acceptable to me because it is a natural part of any sporting event.
Officiating has to be as close to perfect as possible. The element of an official’s mistake can NEVER, EVER determine the outcome of a game – that is ONLY the domain of the players.
The technology is there to call balls and strikes seamlessly. Plate umpires are obsolete. Calls need to be changed, in-game redress must exist, and officials should never, EVER be empowered to the point where they are the third team on ther field or court. Anyone who diminishes the impact of bases loaded, one out, and PH McCann at the plate is someone who needs to have his spots’ fan card revoked PERMANENTLY!!!
When every major leaguer Tweeting unaimously states that the call was just wrong…
October 6th, 201212:41 am
Prado back to 2nd…….sign David Wright for 3rd…………find a taker for Uggs……..need a centerfielder……..don’t want Bourne back
this game was decided when the earth was still primeval ooze
October 6th, 201212:42 am
Mets will sign Wright most likely
You mean in the ’70’s?
October 6th, 201212:43 am
Think Blue Jays would deal Colby Rasmus……….he would prosper being close to home…..we can offer Hanson and a prospect………don’t know who we can con into taking Uggla…..maybe the Dodgers?
October 6th, 201212:44 am
you too wayne.
what i saw was a tight team. dont know why after the ross dinger.
after the the chipper error we played tight.
still dont get the safety bunt. freeman had to miss the sign. i was right there and he never broke to the plate.
Until next season…. May God bless you all.
Thumbs up to Braves fans at Turner tonight. They sit quiet all season and explode. Love it!
None of us are saying that the call was the reason we lost. We lost because of errors and some poor RISP hitting. But those errors that we made had consequences. The major error that the Cardinals made was erased by the most horrendous call I have even seen in my life of watching baseball.
The Cards were not made to have to pay for their error, and cost us one more opportunity to potentially change the outcome. The mo definitely shifted after the call.
OK Braveheart, argue this one for me. I am in need of a lawyer. In court, we would have this game thrown out and replayed because we can’t know what the outcome would have been. Right?
October 6th, 201212:45 am
Yeah, I wasn’t a fan of the squeeze either. Would’ve rather Andrelton swung there.
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