4:20 pm October 5, 2012, by David O'Brien
Frank from KS (now in CO)
October 6th, 201212:47 am
DSI – I’m doing alright!
As I said to DSI/Wayne eariler…..was the call horrible/horrendous? yes, absolutely…BUT they shot themselves in the foot, with the shoody (sp) and horrible defense!
October 6th, 201212:48 am
Freddie looked like he had no clue that a squeeze was coming
Dumbfounded again and again and again.......
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we had runners on second and third in the 7th. we had the bases drunk in the 8th. and we had runners on 2nd & 3rd in the ninth.
we got zero hits.
Yeah, I didn’t understand that safety squeeze either. Especially with Freeman on third and Medlen in the ondeck circle.
Fredi over thinking again.
October 6th, 201212:49 am
If as it appears Fredi really did call that safety squeeze, OMG, what the hell was he thinking!
October 6th, 201212:50 am
You’ll get no arguments from me (on the no hits thing)
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uga – yup, they didn’t help themselves with runners on base either, so I really think the call wasn’t that damaging, in the whole scheme of things!
I mean, yes it was, but no it wasn’t!
One Big Dummy
October 6th, 201212:51 am
Of course Fredi called for the safety squeeze! It’s not the first time this season Fredi had Simmons do that bone-headed BS, with pretty much the same result!
three frckin huge errors changed the outcome of this game period.
not the call.
no doubt it would of helped
at the end it was three big plays that our infield did not make.
Either Fredi blew that call, or he was covering for his young SS’s mistake.
Next year we need to get that RH masher and fill the other holes with defensive giants!
October 6th, 201212:52 am
Either that, or Fredi just allows his player to repeatedly make the same bone-headed plays with any consequences!
October 6th, 201212:54 am
we are losing a defensive giant in CF who will be impossible to replace
I agree with everything you are saying.
But you have to admit, that from time to time this team DOES come back from behind. And the Cards bullpen is not a lock.
So when the umps shorten your potential big inning with a horrendous call………… it hurts
DSI – if there was a *Like* button on the blog, like there is on Facebook, I’d like your comment at 12:51 a.m.
Bud Selig worked hard to get the Dodgers sold, Why no help for the Braves ??? Its ashamed this ownership has this team just for a tax wright off….
October 6th, 201212:55 am
write – I’m angry !!!
I dunno, Wayne. Court of appeals may have used either a harmless error or abuse of discretion standard of review. In other words, yeah, there was judicial error and the ump screwed up, but there was enough other evidence that you were gonna lose anyway, that the judicial error was harmless. or, the ump has such a wide latitude of discretion that if there is any evidence to support the ruling, we ain’t overturning it
DSI – Yup, the guy that was pitching before Motte, was throwing it alllll over the place!
October 6th, 201212:56 am
yep, lots of comebacks this season. The call might not have changed the game, but it was a big decision, emotionally too. add that to the Simmons bunt call they probably started to feel like they were doomed to lose
October 6th, 201212:57 am
three errors and venters with his head up his arse.
wayne, i will take it a step further. besides heyward’s great catch the ball never bounced our way.
weirdest game i have ever been too. the cards knocked every single player in scoring position.
runner from second base scores from second on a ground ball to the pitcher.
the Ted is cursed.
Know who is really happy about this ending? The People’s Choice–Daniel Uggla. Everyone will be distracted from his “Career Year” and also his brilliant play in the last game. Some of you will still defend him and next year IF he is still around some will start the monthly countdown:
It’s only April, he will hit.
It’s only May, he will hit.
It’s only June, he will hit.
It’s only July, he will hit.
It’s only August, he will hit.’
It’s only September, there’s next year.
This incredible confidence and faith in a true cull who has done absolutely nothing—except eat up salary space—for 2 years is truly amazing. You must know NOW that something must be done. Those “special” years before he arrived will not repeat and the deterioration of his “game” will continue.
Obviously I have not commented on here for over a month and have virtually weaned myself from this blog but this performance this year, capped by that error and these last 2 months must FINALLY make the good people on this blog say–”Enough is enough.”
Great career, Chipper. You scared the Hell out of me in EVERY clutch situation. It’s a shame that as a going away present you were handed Dan Uggla as one of the keys to making your LAST season a success.
See you guys next year. For your sakes, I hope you will have filled the deep cavernous hole at 2B.
October 6th, 201212:58 am
LIBERTY MEDIA SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FRANK WREN SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 6th, 201212:59 am
Just what we needed , a Lou pontification
Frank Wren said last year he didnt want to break up the team after the collaspe because he felt they deserved another chance. What now ???
Lou – well, at least Chipper has made some fans forget about Brooks Conrad’s error from the 2010 playoffs
October 6th, 20121:01 am
Fredi cried after clinching this playoff berth. Some playoff berth, huh?
I am doomed to watch Diners, Drive-ins and Dives in place of baseball tomorrow.
I gotta find a way to get over this anger I am feeling right now. Maybe a couple of Percocets will do the trick tonight???
October 6th, 20121:03 am
I’d sure be curious to know what FW is thinking right about now.
October 6th, 20121:04 am
I frickin hate the mainstream media!
we managed 12 hits.
not one came on a base hit with with runners in scoring position.
got the third run of the game on a groundout by bourn.
Wayne – are you turning into Rush on the blog?
Man, Efrim is gonna be hot in the morning. I can’t wait for the playoffs to be over. Gonna be interesting stuff this winter. Greinke, Jay/Bourjos, and a LF. Get it done Frank!
Later guys, Peace.
Well, since the Braves lost, as well as the Rangers….I guess, I’ll pull for the O’s to win it all. I hope they can knock out NY!
October 6th, 20121:05 am
the team is way too young to break up, anybody who thinks differently is challenged
I just thought of something cool. If I hold off on the Percocet, I’ll win the most frequent blogger award for tonight!!!
October 6th, 20121:06 am
This was the Braves fans’ song tonight.
October 6th, 20121:07 am
October 6th, 2012
That he gambled and He lost !!!
Your right, but a big move or two wouldn’t surprise me a lot.
October 6th, 20121:10 am
Liked the song.
I’m going to be one bothersome sumbeach to Bud Selig’s office if I don’t hear an apology to all of us Braves fans.
You might be onto something. Who said my name had to be “wayne”??? Maybe it’s “rush”?
I refuse to watch any more baseball this season. MLB will not use my viewership (is this a correct term?) to pad their bottom line.
October 6th, 20121:11 am
Jenifer Langosch @LangoschMLB
Had player tell me they chanted only “Happy Flight” not “Infield Fly” afterward. Thought I heard both at different times but could be wrong.
Big move for a pitcher? Nice. I’m really gone now.
I cannot imagine anyone wants to break this team up. It needs to be added to and adjusted. They’re very close to being very, very good.
Well, if you’re Rush, Wayne, that would explain your sometimes bombastic personality.
October 6th, 20121:12 am
he sure as hell gambled and won a lot better than Boston did
By the way, is Nolie okay. His words were so effective in getting my OCD self off of this blog. I have nothing but the utmost respect for him. I feel bad that I felt the need to come back and make that post but the entire Uggla saga in Atlanta gave me a near case of dysentary and I needed to respond.. Now THIS is the last post for the year,UNLESS you get rid of Popeye(Olive Oyl???) and then I will return to congratulate you. Tigers need a 2B and Carbrear, Peralta and Uggla may just be the worst infield of the Modera Era(error).
I am sure Fredi will be around for another season since he has a year left on his contract.
do really think or thought that the protest would of been upheld. normally when the infield fty rule is called they, the umpires yell infield fly rule the batter is out.
they delayed it. missed call.
October 6th, 20121:13 am
Actually, I’m not really Rush. He is WAY too close to the middle for my liking!!
October 6th, 20121:15 am
I had no illusion that the protest would reverse the call. BUT, the crew chief could have fixed this thing about 1 minute after the call was made with a conference and a reversal. That was doable.
Yeah, PETE, but Bourn has gotta go, Uggla has gotta go, in the strongest terms, McCann has gotta go – he will NOT be worth $12 million next year, no way on God’s green Earth.
Hanson must be traded, Reed Johnson must be re-signed as part of a CF platoon with Costanza, and the Braves MUST obtain a LEGITIMATE RH CLEANUP MVP BAT IN LF.
And Joe Torre can kiss my azz.
October 6th, 20121:16 am
I want to keep the core of our team. The bench needs improvement. Reid Johnson is a good start. I’d still like Cody Ross if we could get him. Martin at 3b and we get a RH slugging LF, or Martin stays in LF and we get a RH slugging 3B… and, we need a CF. Some have brought up Pagan and I’d be okay with that.
October 6th, 20121:17 am
Anyone think the Falcons will pick us up ???
He is WAY too close to the middle for my liking!!
Oy, you are really out there, then.
The A Bomb
October 6th, 20121:18 am
Wayne — I left and I went to a high school football game, came back and you’re still here.
Man, you ARE pissed off!!!!
October 6th, 20121:19 am
I highly doubt Uggla is going anywhere.
October 6th, 20121:20 am
Agreed. We mainly need a strong RH bat for either third or LF as you say. And there are quite a few possibilities out there for CF. (MiaBch: Constanza is not the man for CF, he is more of a 4/5th outfielder)
How would a deal for young Upton and pick up his brother Bossman Jr for CF? Could Justin and BJ keep each others ego’s in check? Lots of potential there, but a lot of history too.
And definitely need a couple of bench players.
October 6th, 20121:21 am
Brava – my sister would love that! 80’s “hair” band!
No way Uggla goes anywhere. No way any team picks up that contract. It wouldn’t just be on year of eating the contract like with D. Lowe.
October 6th, 20121:22 am
Dan isn’t going anywhere.
October 6th, 20121:23 am
I am rooting for the A’s the rest of the way. I am going to root for a team that KNOWS how to hit and drive in runs!!!
For most of these past 13 years, Braves’ bats have had the potency of a 90 year old man on life support.
Less than an hour since I finished watching…spent four hours at work in suspended animation, trailing 4-2 after 6…was anticipating potential loss, did not realize what torment lay ahead. Local LA sports guy just ridiculed the infield fly in the outfield…
October 6th, 20121:24 am
We could make every great move in the book and still choke away a playoff game.
Again, The braves will have to refund the money on the tickets that were purchased for Sunday and Monday”s game. What will the letters say to the season ticket holders this time ??? It’s a fair question.
October 6th, 20121:25 am
Me too on Uggla. He stays.
And years ago, before you came along, I’d get all hot and bothered about politics and would be threatened with banishment. nolie would almost beg me to cool off and shut the hell up.
Mostly I did. I do understand that those subjects are left untouched, but for a while there (this was years ago), it was acceptable by some of the folks in charge to let the lefties go off on my side, but then get incensed when I would reply. They kinda ticked me off for a while.
So I try to be a good boy, most of the time!
should we really expect anymore out of this team? There is always some excuse too. In 2010 it was because too many players are hurt. In 2011 too many players were tired from overuse. Now this year it will be the bad call.
October 6th, 20121:26 am
I WANT FRANK WREN FIRED AND I WANT A GM WHO KNOWS HOW TO DRAFT, DEVELOP, EVALUATE, AND PROCURE HITTING!!! FRANK WREN IS A RETARD!!!
How would a deal for young Upton and pick up his brother Bossman Jr for CF?
Or, How to Destroy a Franchise in Two Easy Steps.
Not sure if this was noted, since I do not have the time nor the fortitude to read 20 blog pages:
Major League Baseball quietly edited its Twitter profile in the moments after the infield fly debacle in Atlanta tonight, removing the line “We don’t understand the infield fly rule, either” from its description.
October 6th, 20121:27 am
wayne, we have conversed several late nights, right?
there was Zero chance that play was going to be changed.
right or wrong, i do hate the fact that they (joe torre) said there was a time frame involved.
i willl say this remember when games were played on astroturff and there was a circle beyond the infield.
remember that? in places like riverfront or three rivers. that line beyond the infield was the definiton of the infield fly rule.
October 6th, 20121:28 am
I’m boycotting the playoffs and WS until I get an apology from baseball for that atrocious call. And I’m going to be calling Bud’s office every day until they do so.
MIke — See my boy Milone starting Game 2 on Sunday? Not bad. Still something to look forward to — pretty damn awesome.
October 6th, 20121:29 am
Maybe this weeks paper will have a special insert on the THE ERROR and THE BAD CALL.
FRANK WREN IS A RETARD!!!
Way to be an anachronistic pig, spewing hatred at people with mental problems…
We know you hate Wren, too bad you also hate children with special needs…
POEPLE DON’T GO TO THE TED BECAUSE THESE DERELICTS CANNOT HIT WORTH A LICK!!!
FANS FLOCK TO SEE TEAMS SCORE RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALL FANS – NOT JUST CHICKS – DIG THE LONG BALL!!! JUST ASK A’S FANS IN OAKLAND!!!
FRANK WREN IS A BLITHERING IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 6th, 20121:30 am
Wayne, I don’t doubt it. The AJC has tended to lean liberal ever since I arrived in the ATL back in 1991.
Somebody brought that up earlier.
You’re probably right. Won’t stop me from being an azz hole to Bud’s office until they apologize though.
October 6th, 20121:31 am
There is no need to get into politics when we have so much baseball-related sources of angst and argument!
October 6th, 20121:32 am
another year another loss. Some teams seem destined to lose and the braves are one of them.
October 6th, 20121:33 am
Jim, keep your PC sensibilities to yourself. My anger is not with you or kids. If you don’t like it, ignore it.
Can’t believe Harold Reynolds is defending that call???
Wayne – I love baseball – it will take a couple of days to recuperate, but I will not deprive myself just because the umpire was a moron and there is nothing in the rulebook to overturn such travesties…Torre has to toe the company line, as stupid as it is…
A true choke; the Chipper error should count as two since it cost two outs. At that point the momentum shifted and it was over…could just feel it.
Always thought team was weak offensively; not 1 player over .300 or 30 homers or 100 RBIs and they strike out like theres no tomorrow. It showed again tonight. 1-8 with RISP will never cut it. Worst hitting team ever with man at 3rd less than two out; seen it all year..no big surprise to see it again. Complete opposite of clutch hitting; I think they need Mark Lemke back. If not for Medlen, Hudson, and Kimbrell this team looses 100 games this year. Miss the days of Justice, Gant, McGriff,.and the old crew; they could at least get a runner home from 3rd with less than two out!
VJ, I saw this earlier on Twitter. Very telling, isn’t it?
October 6th, 20121:34 am
Yeah yeah yeah, A Bomb. You and Millone should get a room or something.
I still think he’s a noodle-armed hack, but have to admit, he’s had a good year. Will be pulling for Oakland, sort of, though I’d like to see a WAS-BAL World Series.
October 6th, 20121:35 am
I can. He works for MLB Network. Never bite the hand that feeds you.
If not for Medlen, Hudson, and Kimbrell this team looses 100 games this year
It must be so much easier to go through life without being encumbered by the need to be rational…
It’s so hard to loose 100 games, when so few really need that much tightening…
October 6th, 20121:36 am
I might change my mind after a drug induced night of sleep. But right now, there not getting another minute of my time (which equates to $$) until MLB makes an apology to the Braves and their fans.
Like Aaron Tippin says, “You’ve got to stand for something, or you’ll fall for anything!”
October 6th, 20121:37 am
Brava – wish you could have witnessed a much happier outcome…
October 6th, 20121:38 am
Time for me to fly…
October 6th, 20121:39 am
The Falcons will be the only Atlanta team playing Washington on Sunday
A true choke; the Chipper error should count as two since it cost two outs. At that point the momentum shifted and it was over…could just feel it.
I was at the game and have to agree with this although I hesitate to criticize Chipper too much on this blog. It can get you blasted. Heck, I said, “Ohhhh, nooooo, Chipper!” when it happened and the couple sitting next to me shot daggers out of their eyes at me.
Truthfully, though, this was the big shift in the game. It seemed to suck the life out of the players.
October 6th, 20121:41 am
vj, you nailed it. the blue wall. just like any police force would do.
i would not expect anything less.
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