4:20 pm October 5, 2012, by David O'Brien
October 5th, 20126:27 pm
Just confirmed on TV a safety squeeze
Some vindication for Simmons — a sacrifice called by Fredi. Now…lets forget errors and focus on roaring back.
Deja vu anyone?
So is Fredi protecting Simmons or is he just stupid?
Thats not nice Phil
October 5th, 20126:28 pm
so freeman didnt run??? jeezuss man…alright…deep breaths…
So it WAS a safety squeeze.
Fredi called that squeeze? Why? Over managing again.
Fredi just told the announcers he put down a safety squeez! So, apologies to Simmons and sorry, but Fredi pulled a rock on that call!
Sloppy… Chipper and Simmons.
Fredi called the play tv crew said
Safety squeeze called for by FG…unreal how bad of a decision that is.
So now we know what happened… Fredi put the squeeze on.
With Freeman at 3rd?
Nice call Fred.
Freddie just admitted its his call, stupid managing.
Braves = Choke.
I want my money back. I have already seen this movie!
0-8 in decisive home games.
Numbers are that bad for reasons we’re again seeing.
I don’t think Medlen allows anymore runs. The braves need to play smart small ball.
Fredi should be fired if they lose but they wont do it.
Oh my goodness. Fredi you dumb idiot. Why on Earth would you call that with Freddie on third?
Ok, not Andrelton’s fault. Not a smart coaching call.
Waffle House or Bust
Somewhere a fat lady is warming up.
A safety squeeze! WTF! This guy should be fired! A safety squeeze! Why would you call that with Freeman running and your pitcher up next!
i think freddie is panicking – safety squeeze in that situation? really?
October 5th, 20126:29 pm
This is why when the Braves were celebrating with the champagne the day the clinched a playoff spot I was bitting my nails. One game, that’s all you got.
I’m through with baseball if that’s how Chipper goes out. My favorite player since childhood…
It would be very hard for me to watch baseball again and not think about that error.
Radio guys just announced that the Simmons play was a called safety squeeze.
So…. Thanks Fredi.
Train Wreck Bystander
Radio says that was a called safety squeeze…
The announcers are correct, the “managerial wizard” is once again showing his ineptitude. He is in over his head big time.
Simmons still needed to run in the base path. Pretty fundamental.
I don’t have time for simmons i’m still pissed off that chipper would sail one like that….
Ok, so it was Fredi’s dumb move. He called the safety squeeze, which obviously Freddy missed, since he never broke. Bad management, not rookie mistake.
Fredi once again trying to be brilliant instead of just managing the game.
rotgut looks pretty good right now……
No apologies to simmons…..a base running idiot.
October 5th, 20126:30 pm
#barves “@jgarrett21: Can’t wait to hear @keithlaw thoughts on that bunt”
Chipper say hello to Bill Buckner.
WELL, BACK IN THE POST SEASON, SAME RESULTS, AND THE CARDS ARE GONNA STICK IT TO THEM AGAIN ONLY THIS TIME DIRECTLY!
Good, a quick inning. Let’s get this thing rolling again.
C from Marietta
Playing not to lose equals LOSING.
Different year. Same crap in the post season.
October 5th, 20126:31 pm
After rewatching that Simmons bunt, what I don’t understand is that Simmons was initially inside the line. Why the hell would he move outside of that line?
Adam Wayne Jones @ARSauce
I wonder if Fredi just said it was a safety squeeze to protect Andrelton?
Interesting, but I doubt it. He didn’t protect Tyler earlier this year.
So the top of the order…unless we want to sweat this out….I suggest they manufacture a run right now.
Simmons is off the hook but I agree with the analysts…..bad call by Fredi.
The Blogger Formerly Known as Billy
No way he calls safety squeeze there…..my guess is taking heat off of Simmons.
fixin to go eat out if they win ok if they lose ok. because they don’t seem to care.
There are deer to shoot….
All is well.
Why, Fredi, why?
A 40 year old HOF’er spits it out, costing 3 runs; then Brain-Dead Fredi calls for a safety squeeze with one out, and the pitcher on deck. Fredi is the dumbest manager in history. He was an IDIOT during the regular season. Now he’s proved it in the post season. What a dumb, dumb, dumb call.
Fredi will do whatever to piss things away. The man is a joke. Typical Fredi.
October 5th, 20126:32 pm
what???? gonzalez put that bunt on? WHAT THE HELL WAS GONZALEZ THINKING???
FREEMAN IS SLOW
YOU GOT PITCHER NEXT
HIGH RISK THERE.
WHAT THE F????
Cone on Braves.
When ilook at that play, Ithink Simmons is a complete IDIOT for what he did. Clearly he was in the grass and it looked as if he tried to get an interferrence! I still cant understand why a safety squeeze inthat situation. What would the Braves be if they actually had a good manager? Cox cost us at leat 2 more championships and now Gonzalez with a dumb ass call for a safet squeeze with a slow runner on third and the pitcher due up next!
I am in agreement with an earlier poster — it’s hard to stay and participate with such mean-spirited comments. How about focusing on the baseball and not on personal jabs at personnel? We have a game to win
All you haters get off the blog. Go drowned yourself in your toilet.
At least I can go back to liking Simmons and not liking Fredi again.
ok, I admit it. I’m bummed!!!
Whatever the call, Simmons ran poorly. Error, Simmons.
October 5th, 20126:33 pm
Bad call by Fredi, but no way in hell should Simmons have been inside the line, not that far!
We Will Get Fooled Again
Time for the top of the order to produce something.
Not a good spot for a safety squeeze. Overmanaging by Fredi. Bad baserunning by Simmons who clearly moved onto grass for the throw. And while, it was a correct call by the umpire, I have always hated that rule.
At least, I will have more time for tennis.
They just said on tv that Fredi admited ordering a safety squeeze there. Is he a moron or just Cox clone, who used to call this type of retard play on the playoffs? Good grief.
Safety squeeze with pitcher up next is stupid. Fredi the —-up did it again. If it was a suicide and Simmons ran correctly the run would have scored easily.
0-8…….it is what it is
Was Freddie coming home once contact was made?
BG4L, me thinks you need a new handle. How about cardsgirl4life?
No Flag Since Lemke
Took 4 1/2 innings to turn down the TV sound and turn on WCNN. Even having Joe Simpson cannot offset Ron Darling’s inane drivel.
God Made an Error
There has to be more than luck working here. It has to be a curse.
October 5th, 20126:34 pm
Yeah, good point. Maybe Fred is just protecting Simmons.
Either way, one of them needs a brain transplant.
Haha we just can’t catch a break….not our game folks….
Do the Braves hitters have ANY patience at all?
October 5th, 20126:35 pm
Thinking they’re about done.
Bourn’s last game for us too….
Well I’ve been tough on Fredi too, but a fair question: If the safety squeeze is executed properly, do the Braves score there? Was the bunt good enough? I’m not sure the Cards don’t try to go home on that if Freeman is running.
So Bourn takes two gut pitches for strikes and swings at a pitch that wasn’t nearly as good as the two strikes and makes an out.
Gotta find another team.
they teach them to run inside the first base line . for the other team to make bad throws. fredi is a stupid manager.
what the hell was Freddie doing?
This is just terrible.
It just wasn’t meant to be. Chipper costs us 3 runs and then Bunt move.
If you don’t want to cheer on the Braves against these sorry Cards, then go away.
“Roll over and die” mode has been activated.
This is Chippers last chance and he shows up like Brooks Conrad?
That’s why the claim that it was a squeeze doesn’t make sense.
If it was, why was Freeman standing on 3rd?
October 5th, 20126:36 pm
I know there is still time but it smels pretty bad…
Hammer the Homer
Lets go now……………………need some runs baby ! ! !
no use getting all THAT upset, y’all know how our seasons always end……
Atlanta Choke Braves
October 5th, 20126:37 pm
The Braves will lose this game. It’s in their DNA to choke. Nothing new here.
Gone in 2013: Mac, Bourn and hopefully Fredi.
Looks like Chipper’s goof is gonna tell the tale…..good season though. No killer instinct on this team imho. Bobby Cox redoux.
No run would’ve scored. 2nd and 3rd, two outs with medlen up.
Even FG isn’t that stupid. I don’t believe he called that.
We’re going quietly now. Cards will soon add to the lead.
Braves gonna win this one
OCTOBER… This is why we flop.
Catch a break?
It has nothing to do with breaks. Chipper threw the ball away and Simmons ran out of the base path.
Total bummer about Chipper going out like that though
Now look at our offense just die and Lohse cruise.
October 5th, 20126:38 pm
Ease up on Gonzalez. Earlier we all praised his skills for putting Ross in over McCann.
If the call had worked, we would be singing his praises.
…But it didn’t.
Still more baseball to play
Heyward has been late on every pitch he swings at today.
Sorry, folks…these guys are losers, just like Falcons. What team is Larry, I mean “Chipper” playing for? Maybe next year, huh guys?
Our hitters aren’t very good.
We have to come back and win this thing, overwise CHIPPER will have to live with this the rest of his life , kinda like BILL BUCKNER,
October 5th, 20126:39 pm
Top of the order doing its usual top of the order magic.
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