8:35 pm December 18, 2012, by David O'Brien
Enquiring Minds Want to Know
December 24th, 20124:59 pm
Carnac stands by his prediction. If Schafer doesn’t become the player he should be, Cunningham may run him off. But that’s not how the season will start.
Cunningham is a switcheroo, but his splits are pretty crooked. much better against lefties than righties
December 24th, 20125:01 pm
Schafer will not open the season on the Braves if all are healthy this spring Carnac.
you need to wipe off that Magic 8-ball
December 24th, 20125:05 pm
The 8-ball says, “That remains to be seen.”
Or was that Gordon Solie?
December 24th, 20125:12 pm
Shafer should be bottled with Bullock and sold as fresh in the Caracas baseball trader bazaar if there is one.
I wish the BRAVES would part ways with both. I consider Schafer a two-time loser looking for a third bust, and Bullock a doper.
December 24th, 20125:14 pm
Gotta go. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!
December 24th, 20125:20 pm
Thanks cab….same to you!
December 24th, 20125:33 pm
No Cody Ross and no Swisher means no real LF to start 2013.
Thanks alot Liberty Cheapedia.
December 24th, 20125:38 pm
Even if Gattis does make it and I hope he does – its still a sorry azz cheap way to run a MLB sports team.
We might even win in spite of LM, but the window of opportunity will close in their face before long.
Cheap Bastards — no one ever told us payroll was going to be cut but it was.
Fear factor will be next off season when Huddy, Malholm, B-Mac and Prado are gone and they should be cause they all deserve to be paid assuming a good season in 2013.
December 24th, 20125:45 pm
It hasn’t been cut yet there are still months left to get someone, they were never going to get two free agents anyway. A trade is still possible.
And what makes you think they have to announce if payroll is going up or down?
December 24th, 20125:48 pm
They’re saying to prepare for storms tomorrow.
Flashlight – check
Jack Daniels – check
Coke – check
December 24th, 20126:00 pm
You sound pretty much good to go Mac, just double check your battery supply so you can have some tunes along with the Jack
December 24th, 20126:06 pm
Got batteries and a generator.
December 24th, 20126:08 pm
both huh? well party hearty on Christmas then
December 24th, 20126:12 pm
Funny thing about your name. When I was in the fifth grade I was sent to a psychologist for some testing. He asked the old question about the half-glass of water. I told him, “It depends.” He asked what I meant by that. I said that if he was filling it and stopped that it was half full and that if he was draining it and stopped, it was half empty.
December 24th, 20126:16 pm
My Braves are in a pretty good spot, all things considered. Our main advantage is having Medlen, and yes, even Maholm, for a full year. Beachy will be icing on the cake. This is the main thing no one dwells on.
Our bullpen is, if anything, even stronger.
IMHO, all we need is about .775 OPS to even out Chipper’s departure (considering pluses and minuses at other spots) and I think we will get that one way or the other.
So, for a team that just lost a HOFer to retirement and has it’s best starting pitcher on the DL for the first half of the season, that’s not too bad.
December 24th, 20126:23 pm
Out for Christmas Eve tradition in my family–Chinese restaurant!
You left out Minor. Personally, I think he and Medlen will give Beachy a run for his money.
December 24th, 20126:30 pm
we’ll be fine… not as good as the Nats, but good enough for the #1 spot. Hopefully the baseball gods look favorably upon us next year. Solid, but not great rotation. mid-rotation, non-hard throwing guys. 3.5 ERAs from all of them except maybe the 5th starter (Teheran/Delgado). Hopefully the offense is consistent.
December 24th, 20126:33 pm
Slipping in for a minute before heading to church to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. May we all remember why this season is to be celebrated.
December 24th, 20126:40 pm
I think you put too much stock in those flame throwers. I want a guy who can pitch on the black, move in and out and up and down, keep the hitters off balance. Medlen is a great example of that.
December 24th, 20126:44 pm
Hope everyone has a great Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or Whatever It Is That They Choose (or not) To Celebrate Day/Days.
I’ll check in tomorrow. Don’t let the sugarplums bite.
December 24th, 20126:53 pm
Don’t let the sugarplums bite.
It’s bad enough I see those danged things dancing around in my head… now you tell me they can bite?!
December 24th, 20127:05 pm
Maybe I am…. we’ll see I guess. I am just a fan of those harder throwing pitchers… and we don’t have 1. Got 5 “soft-tossers” instead. Is 1 guy who can throw 93+ too much to ask for? Just 1 Frank…
December 24th, 20127:10 pm
Merry Christmas to everyone and a Happy New Year.
December 24th, 20127:11 pm
You too Mac!
December 24th, 20127:18 pm
Buon Natale, tutto esclude Trey
(Merry Christmas, everyone except Trey)
December 24th, 20127:19 pm
Καλά Χριστούγεννα, Trey
December 24th, 20127:41 pm
December 24th, 20128:09 pm
Lot of love shown to trumbo. I still think he is high risk high reward. He is anything but a sure guarantee. Lots of power but lts of strikeouts and there is a hole in that swing
December 24th, 20128:11 pm
Merry Christmas DOB, Carroll, and everyone here
December 24th, 20128:26 pm
Merry Christmas, Blog Family. Hope you all have a great holiday, get to spend it with those you want to spend it with, and that the new year brings happiness to you all.
December 24th, 20128:28 pm
Hope you’re all having a good night.
December 24th, 20128:49 pm
Merry Christmas everyone…
even you Lew.
December 24th, 201210:12 pm
TheOnlyBravesFan @ 4:45: TheOnlyBravesFan’s a bust… cooked. toast. Plus the dude’s a cocky twit… useless.
Let him go. TheOnlyBravesFan is unnecessary. D)
Merry Christmas, dude.
Skip Caray's Ghost
December 24th, 201210:20 pm
Anybody need me to explain the infield fly rule? Well Merry Chistmas, then.
December 24th, 201210:33 pm
and to all a good night
December 24th, 201210:49 pm
Just a bunch of Old Guys on here tonight that Santa is going to bring a lump of coal to. Whoops, that describes me too!!
I really am pulling for you ncgary with your great attitude. Merry Christmas everyone.
December 24th, 201211:02 pm
December 24th, 201211:45 pm
December 24th, 201211:56 pm
Don’t forget teheran he’s a flamethrower
December 25th, 201212:26 am
smata santa santa broing us a would series title bring us 8 300 hitters 6 30 homer guys 6 100 rbi men dont forget 4 gold gloves 4 silver sluggers 6 all stars and an mvp and cy cyoung awatd winner, keeep em all healty weslthy and wize but most of all happy, a smile on the face is worth more than paper in a bank 1 division title in 2013 1 nl pennant in 2013 and 1 ws winner in 2013. i promise to try and be good
December 25th, 201212:29 am
caught santa coming down the chimney and took all his presents sorry but you know the fiscal cliff and all, someone had yo play ythe role of the grinch. speaking of where is he
December 25th, 201212:30 am
we’ll have a blue blue Christmas
December 25th, 201212:31 am
i can write a movie in 6 hours
anyone got an idea
December 25th, 201212:38 am
Holding forth on your own I see this early Christmas morn ncgary.
Top of the mornin’ to ya’.
December 25th, 201212:39 am
Blue Christmas. That’s and old Elvis song isn’t it?
December 25th, 201212:43 am
i was thinkin of a fururistic society where noone owns anything, everyone after the age of 16 gets 6 months of gun training and a hand gun that must be carried at all times. whose gonna steal, murder or maim, a few lunatics at first then whamo 5the only crimes will be of passion, people will speak of govenrment in the past and enjoy imternet rules where policys are voted on by 300 million representatives every fridayand evryone will remember the treasonists and know not to do what they didor facxe the enhanced technique ppv channel series where they will receive the best insurance policys that money can buy, and boy will they be using it……lol dream big enough and they come true. where criminals who start wars based on lies can either pay for the cost or go on enhanced interrogations ppv show until their debt is paid. hold a lottry every hour to see who is enhancd next, i definitely like the premise , merry Christmas from the cliff if fiscality
December 25th, 201212:44 am
Elvis had a hit with it, I don’t think he wrote it
December 25th, 201212:45 am
A long and tiring day. I’m pleased to be able to say MERRY CHRISTMAS once again to all Christian believers, and HAPPY HOLIDAYS to all that celebrate a year’s end of festivities.
BRAVES and ROYALS sent my grandson a Christmas card. Didn’t know teams did that sort of thing. That alone made my day.
Here’s hoping you are as well suited.
December 25th, 201212:46 am
who ia thia elvis you speak of?
merry Christ mas and a happy happy new year
December 25th, 201212:51 am
what if all the machines got smart and attacked the attakers, tracked down the organizersand order givers and the one puppeting them, wouldnt that just be a seed in the salad
December 25th, 201212:54 am
petty officer noonegetsawayand general gotya all sAY
THE PASSWORD ooops the partys over
December 25th, 201212:59 am
Merry Christmas Bloggers…Hope Everyone has a safe and happy holiday!
The old guys club……me, ncgary, and nolie. Heh!
Gentlemen, the agenda at hand is to formulate the premise of a movie for scriptwriter gary. Mine was from 20 years ago, pretty outdated now. A world develops where genetically-engineered humans gradually control the functions and leadership roles in societies around the world. With superior brains, physical abilities, and organizational foresight, naturally-selected humans are gradually reduced in importance until the genetically superior humans decide naturally selected humans consume too much food, water, and space whereupon a war breaks out between the two. With only partial control of the military and civilian polices forces, they contend for the earth, and known universe of the time. Through sheer numbers true humans gradually contol earth, but in space, the new humans who started as the majority of space dwellers win out.
Merry Christmas nolie, richbrave and ncgary.
December 25th, 20121:00 am
Gattis is on Twitter it seems… seems like him, but he’s just got an egg for a pic right now Only has 5 tweets, but talks about being in Venezuela, and Chris Garcia (who’s account is confirmed) called him Gat.
Like this dude. Get him up to ATL and tweeting daily.
December 25th, 20121:02 am
And Bravefaninok, how have you been doing?
December 25th, 20121:03 am
noone likes gettiing laid off but if a new work force could be envisioned where you work the minimal amount of time and get 5/6 of the time off. work 2 months and stay on vacation 10 months watch the world still turn and the cliff is avoided. just because lies were told in 1913, still don’t make treason legal in 2013. onw hundred , two hundred or however long it takes for people to realize that central bankers are the very same ilk that Chriat kicked out of the temples 2 millenia ago.printing money out of thin air not backed by anything other than poor americans backs
December 25th, 20121:05 am
That gave me a head-ache. Time to retire. Have a great Christmas day all. NYTOL.
I think Soylent Green is on its way.
December 25th, 20121:07 am
well take your choice go along with the fraud or stop em
its simple enough either way you see
as one of the suspecsts sed ewer ether whiff us er aginst us butt we stink ether wayand boy was he roight about the second part anyway
December 25th, 20121:08 am
well eraseita ll you want but its true the rat race aint know way to have society
December 25th, 20121:10 am
there gonna be crime even is perfect societys but in imperfect societys crime is asked for
December 25th, 20121:12 am
Merry Christmas to the late night gang!!!
and in 1913 the fifteenth and 16th amendmentsa were said to have passed by phileander knox despite the fact that they were 36 votes shy of either amendment to the costiution
December 25th, 20121:16 am
well they say take away the money and start over and it will all wind up in the same places it came from
December 25th, 20121:18 am
but a society where you own nothinhg and just use what is there might be more enticing and harder for the elite to adapt too
Merry Christmas VJ, cab, Nala and Stanley. I’ve been in Smyrna almost a year now and I am so thankful to be back “home” among family and friends.
December 25th, 20121:20 am
or it could go back to the control of the ffew. either way soethings got t be done , eiher learn to live together with plenty actually here for everyone or let 300 million survi ve the fallout and die off of stupidity
December 25th, 20121:22 am
noone liked that story
oh well, no brain washing had been used on those theorys……lol
December 25th, 20121:23 am
too many legal drugs
thats a lousy combinatiomn
December 25th, 20121:25 am
everyone k nows you need inspiration to write and morphine aint on my agenda yet//////lol
December 25th, 20121:27 am
Christmas morning what would you say to the Lord if the trumpet sounded today
what if he asked you and you doidn’t try and stop your government from acting in your name while they started All those wars based on known and proven lies?
December 25th, 20121:28 am
now its true that when Christ comes back he’s a warrior noone can deal with, but thats only til the situation is cleared up
December 25th, 20121:29 am
Thanks, Ken! I’ll pass it on the the sleepers…
December 25th, 20121:30 am
how does a message of peace and tolerance equal endless wars and endless spending on more and more weapons to kill more and more people
December 25th, 20121:31 am
thats a question that real Christians need to ask themselves
December 25th, 20121:33 am
sure fighting to protect oneself if noone is looking out for you may be needed. but if Crist is who you have your hope in why should you worry about that
December 25th, 20121:34 am
sometimes tou just have to call liars and thieves what they are, even if they do have an official title
December 25th, 20121:38 am
oh well this is satans world til Christ comes and fixes it, some of you just dont realize thayt satan controls this world til then. so what ya supporting him for, wouldnt it be begtter being that noncomformist living on hardwork rather than living off lies and thefts
December 25th, 20121:40 am
i doubt anyone would want to see that movie , doubtful they could get advertising for it
December 25th, 20121:45 am
Doing good ken,Hope everything is good for you and yours!
McFann :Ô: :Ô: :ô:
December 25th, 20122:27 am
Merry Christmas, everybody!!!
December 25th, 20124:07 am
Whatcha think about that, CB? Midnight Mass or a Christmas wish from BAS?
December 25th, 20126:30 am
Christmas morning. Will anyone see kids out early throwing a baseball?
My neighborhood is Historic. Good way to say it’s old… in more ways than one. We don’t allow playing baseball, unless, the equipment meets strict historical guidelines. H&B or Adirondack wood bats. Wilson or Spaulding gloves. If, you have to nail a cracked bat, it must be with a 2 penny galvanized nail, made in the USA…preferrably, new old stock.(or, call the Architectural Board for period nail stock pulled from period fences with period pliers. Period.)
“Honey, got’em. Call the Police and TruGreen. I finally spotted an aluminum bat.”
December 25th, 20126:34 am
…of course aluminum wiring is okay. What’s that smell?
December 25th, 20126:38 am
Aluminum Christmas Trees are all the rage. And, make for great cat toys.
December 25th, 20126:45 am
crap on a cracker. no left fielder under my tree. go bravos.
December 25th, 20126:59 am
We need Trumbo,mainly because he has a cool last name. Any comments?
December 25th, 20128:10 am
Merry Christmas everyone!!! Starting to get a little cold here in Ok.
December 25th, 20128:56 am
Merry Christmas Everyone!
December 25th, 20128:58 am
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!!!
December 25th, 20129:05 am
Feliz Navidad! (Spanish)
Verbum Caro (Latin)
Frohe Weihnachten (German)
Καλά Χριστούγεννα (Greek)
Buon Natale (Italian)
Feliz Natal (Portuguese)
Merry Christmas Everybody!
December 25th, 20129:07 am
Ben Duronio @Ben_Duronio
In MLB history, Jason Heyward has amassed the 28th most WAR in his age 20-22 seasons.
Ben Duronio @Ben_Duronio
Griffey is 14 and Andruw is 15. If only Heyward’s shoulder didn’t destroy his sophomore campaign..
Ben Duronio @Ben_Duronio
The top-30 is full of Hall-of-Fame quality players http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2012&month=0&season1=1871&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=20,22&filter=&players=0 …
The kid’s special. I hope we lock him up for the next 6-7 years.
December 25th, 20129:16 am
Joey G, thank you and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
December 25th, 20129:25 am
In case I missed anyone yesterday, Merry Christmas to everyone!
December 25th, 20129:27 am
Did Santa deliver an impact LF under Frank’s tree?
December 25th, 20129:34 am
Nah, Frank’s on the naughty list for signing BJ…
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