Postseason ball’s back in ATL, with different feel

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Hugo Z Hackenbush

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Well, I’ve seen it all now.

Rey

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Shouldn’t bunt w/ your sluggers… :roll:

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Rossyyy!!! Again!!! (sort of)…

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Attaboy ross!!

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Rossy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

David Ross with a bunt single advancing Freeman to third! At the corners with one out! WOW!!!!!

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

ROSS!!!!! Everyday I’m hustling!!!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

Great job by Ross.

Uggla’s out is as good as a sac bunt

bravofan

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

there is your surprise ross bunt

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:20 pm

You think McCann could do that? WOW!

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

SIMBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Just no double play here

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Bunting again!!!! YES! Love it! But bunting is so wrong….

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

okay…they never call that…do they??

Hugo Z Hackenbush

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Venice Jim

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

1 good error deserves another! Go Braves!

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Oh BS!!! Ump called runner’s interference and that was wrong! Simmons was not inside the line!

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

WHAT THE F***???

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Crap….why another bunt?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

doesn’t count? dammit

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

Simmons is our Lemke!

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

WHY THE HELL IS HE BUNTING?

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

8th place hitter bunting??? WHAT is going on?

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

thanks Simba…

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Stupid, stupid, stupid by Andrelton. Cannot bunt there.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Idiot simmons……wow

Jaded

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Everything about that typifies the Braves in the playoffs.

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Bunt with a pitcher next.,..this has to be a Braves joke?

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

bad fundamental baseball strikes again. Just run down the line, man. Who the hell calls a bunt that wasn’t a squeeze. THIS IS WHY WE LOSE!!!!

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Great for Ross….can’t believe the interference

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

I hope Simmons did not get a bunt sign on that one……made no sense there

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

OK, on second look, he was in the grass. When I saw him last he was not, but then he took a deliberate move to his left and made it an easy call against him!

brian

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

What a waste with Kris up next. Second time he has done that his year

njbraves

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

Why the hell was he bunting there??? Beyond dumb.

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

The old man’s butt has been saved.. for now…

Kevin Chop

October 5th, 2012
6:22 pm

We are screwing up bad

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Wow. We just blew a huge chance!

Fols

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

This is why we have ONE title and all those great seasons….what a fart!

Growler

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Wow two big blunders by the Braves already. Not the game for it………

GoBraves

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Simmons is young, but that bunt was absolutely uncalled for IMO.

BravesFan79

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Awful call, why in the world was he bunting before the pitchers spot??

stizz

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

I’d pinch hit For Meds here. Gotta give yourself the best chance to win.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

With the pitcher on deck, and Freeman at 3rd with no squeeze on, his bunting makes absolutely zero sense. ZERO.

Jerry

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

This is the first time I’ve said this and hopefully it’ll be the last, but Simmons, you are a friggin dumbass!

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Just doesn’t look like our game today.. Is it Monday?

jed

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

what are we doing???

Lance

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

How about keeping comments about baseball and not personal jabs

Frumpy

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

go from being really excited to pissed of with simmons. rookie mistake. waste of an inning

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

Nah, no joke….

Self destruct mode in full swing now.

Grego

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

This is a joke wright ?

BRAVESFAN1

October 5th, 2012
6:23 pm

He was buting and running in the grass because…………… If that wasnt a sacrifice, whywa he bunting with the pitcher up next???? WTF! That was a stupid play!

Justin Case

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

sitting here for hours with two bottles in front of me. One bubbly and one rotgut. Looks like the rotgut is gonna be the one. :(

faninva

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

wow. boneheaded play by Simmons. giving this one away.

BFChris28

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Simmons messed up, but it’s still on Chipper right now.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Looks like Simmons just got a talking to by Gonzalez

Brave4life-1995 All over again

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Sloppiest game, wtf is it just the playoffs?

Deja vu anyone?

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

I’ve heard this song before.

Fredo

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

just like Chipper’s error, Simba’s stupid (stupid x 100) bunt is another play magnified by this elimination game

JC Brave

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Oh no, wait.

It was a Gameday mistake.

The old man’s butt is still in the doghouse.

smallmouth6

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

I almost don’t believe I just saw a major league player bunt with a runner in scoring position and the pitcher up next.

ncbravesfan90

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Let’s be honest, if Cards have 1st and 3rd with 1 out they will score. Why can’t we?

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Simmons was not ordered to bunt else Freeman either missed a sign (which I doubt) or would have been prepared to dash for home when it got down (which he did not). So, I think the rookie made that choice all on his own and it was a bad one with Medlen behind him in the order.

Big missed opportunity there!

Tampa Gator

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

Experience in the playoffs matter…..and St. Louis looks like the more experienced team today….executing all over the place. Hope this turns around for the Braves. Go shut them down, Meds.

LAG

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Good to see you, Jerry. I agree, I don’t know what Simmons was thinking there at all.

He won’t do it again, I guarantee.

David O'Brien

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Strange and tough inning for Braves, Simmons didn’t have to go inside baseline, run would’ve scored on play even if he were thrown out….

Nevermind that. Just saw replay again, saw Freeman wasn’t running — and wouldn’t have scored if had broke for home at that point.

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

The call was easy……simmons is a damn fool.

kerryb

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Got the lead off hitter on base the last 2 innings and nothing. I’m done. Not wasting my life watching this crap. Horrible hitting teams go no where in the playoffs.

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Simmons was inside the line… sigh. We had RISP and blew it.

Observer of fiasco

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

What a sickening fiasco. What was Freeman doing? Why not try to score with the pitcher up next. Just a complete joke.

Murph

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Whose job is it to get the team ready to play?

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Braves playoff baseball at it’s finest. Does anyone wonder why braves fans don’t show in the regular season? What should be a 4-0 Braves lead if basic fundamental baseball was played, is instead a 3-2 cardinals lead.

Go Braves!!!

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Cardinals play sissy small ball.

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

The Braves favorite movie is Castaway.
They are all about being stranded.

ChattTownBrian

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Stars are aligning for the Cards. Really hate the one game.

Cracker

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

DOB, you do a great job, but I’m outta here. The negative, even mean spirited people who are attracted to places like this aren’t worth another blip on my screen.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

DOB, you may want to adjust your blog title and delete the “with a different feel” part.

This feels awfully familiar.

brandon

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

Chipper and Simmons wow they have cost this team dearly and Simmons just had to get a fly ball wow he must not know baseball this is just embarrassing.

Lexbrave

October 5th, 2012
6:25 pm

At least the braves made it to the post season this year before collapsing. That’s progress right?

Braves = Choke.

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

I believe in the playoff curse now.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

Bobby Cox is at the game so you know Braves are going to lose.

One Big Dummy

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

That’s not the first time Simmons has made that stupid sacrifice-less non-productive bunt. Do you think Fredi or the other coaches told him not to do that anymore? Guess not…

We Will Get Fooled

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

The playoffs start and the Braves completely lose their cool. The players change, but the story remains the same year after agonizing year.

Observer of fiasco

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

Ken Stallings

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

“Big missed opportunity there!”

Braves marketing slogan for next year.

Veer

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

How can Simmons be so stupid? I mean bunting with runner on 3rd? pitcher next? Fly ball or ground out gets the run in???? Game should been tied. Simmons just made a wrong decision. He is not a smart player

ray k

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

DOB, “run would have scored”

But wasn’t Freeman just standing on 3rd, or did he run on contact?

phil

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

That’s why he was a damn fool, aside from the bunt. DON’T RUN OUTSIDE THE LINES PUT THERE JUST FOR THAT REASON!!

A kid, my foot…..

Glord1

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

Simmons bunt was one of the dumbest plays I have ever seen.

Waffle House or Bust

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Braves = Choke. – I take it you did not watch the Braves during the 90’s?

Steve

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

I am trying to stay positive but…damn they make it hard!

MIdtown

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Bunt was not so bad … would have been as good as a sac fly. But he was running wayyyyy inside the fair territory. Good grief.

ijonathan

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

DOB, was Freddie running on that bunt? Safety squeeze? Announcers didn’t seem to mention it.

sid's bream

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

This is why this new system is stupid. The Braves are a better team over 162 games finishing 6 games over the Cards, but crazy stuff can happen in a one game playoff.
…Frustrating

Observer of fiasco

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

One Big Dummy

October 5th, 2012
6:26 pm

That’s not the first time Simmons has made that stupid sacrifice-less non-productive bunt. Do you think Fredi or the other coaches told him not to do that anymore? Guess not…

Not a bad play to bunt. It was a bad play to run inside the line. No way he gets doubled up. So its as good as a sac fly.

playmeortrademe

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

FREDI CALLED IT!!!! WHAT AN IDIOT!

TheOnlyBravesFan

October 5th, 2012
6:27 pm

Fredi said he called that…. safety squeeze

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