2:43 pm January 2, 2013, by David O'Brien
January 4th, 201310:14 pm
I’m of Native American descent and speaking only for myself, it is not offensive. What is offensive is the libs dictating to everyone what is and is not acceptable.
January 4th, 201310:16 pm
I’m just glad there wasn’t more than 2! I didn’t even mean for 1.
I was using Hawk’s auto refresh, which I’m not too used to and, at the same time it was refreshing, I was trying to change the moniker.
The next thing you know…
I believe that if you bother to read DOB’s copy of VJ’s post you will see that VJ said he would be gone for a while B4 DOB responded to him.
January 4th, 201310:17 pm
Starting to seem a bit like the political world–the a-holes, cranks, complainers and privileged band together to claim that they are victims of the thoughtful and disenfranchised.
happens to all of us at one time or t’other Bobby
January 4th, 201310:18 pm
VJ, honestly, has not been on the blog since he posted that he would be taking a break. He has not seen, nor have I mentioned to him, any comment since then- which was before DOB responded to his post. And you really can’t expect me to not say anything when comments are made about him. Of course I have his back. We share a home and a lot in life. I would expect anyone here to do the same if they were in a similar position. I have not defended him, I have not done anything but said that he has not been on since he said he wouldn’t. I will let him respond, or not, as to his personal feelings when he choses to do so. It’s his decision to make on what he wants to share. It has nothing to do with DOB or any other post on the current blog.
And if you cannot differentiate between my opinions & VJ’s and chose to think of us as a single entity, I don’t know what to tell you. We have had many a discussion about our differences in opinion, both pertaining to the blog topics and other things.
January 4th, 201310:19 pm
Exactly noles…. not sure why everyone thinks that he’s left because of David’s comment. I doubted that he’d even seen it, and cab confirmed that.
yeah cause disenfranchised always = thoughtful new alias guy
January 4th, 201310:20 pm
(BTW, that was a generic “you” not specifically directed at you, Jerry)
January 4th, 201310:21 pm
I believe that if you bother to read DOB’s copy of VJ’s post you will see that VJ said he would be gone for a while B4 DOB responded to him. — nolie
True, but why would figments pay any attention to that? That’d be like paying attention to facts.
January 4th, 201310:22 pm
yeah, but I’m not sure Jerry is a “figment” which is why i posted it
January 4th, 201310:25 pm
I’d bet he is, but can’t prove it.
January 4th, 201310:27 pm
cab- Just generally curious, and I’ll leave it at this, but is VJ upset about the name “Braves” as well, or is it just the logo?
January 4th, 201310:30 pm
He does not like the logo. I will leave it to him to decide what he wants to say, if he chooses to do so. It’s his opinion and he feels strongly about it. But it’s not my place to share
January 4th, 201310:33 pm
He does not like the logo.
Sorry, cab, which one? The Notre Dame one, or the Braves?
January 4th, 201310:35 pm
CAB—I want to wish you and VJ, as well as most of the bloggers here, a happy and prosperous New Year (although belatedly). Haven’t been on much lately, due to the abundance of “circular arguments”. I think we need a personnel move (either trade or signing) to occur to shift the focus for a while…
He’s actually somewhat of a notre dame fan, as much as it pains me to say…his father was a fan, and he grew up supporting them. He does not like the “screaming savage” logo
January 4th, 201310:38 pm
Thanks! A happy & prosperous new year to you as well!
I agree- here’s hoping something interesting happens soon
guy is laughing, not screaming, at all the silliness his image has engendered……
January 4th, 201310:39 pm
Thanks, cab. I really wasn’t sure. I knew Mr. O’Brien had both in his blog.
January 4th, 201310:46 pm
simply calling the image by the name that seems to be the accepted title…
January 4th, 201310:47 pm
So now I’m a “figment” as you put it? I fail to see how I’m just something that is made up. But I suppose I should be happy that you haven’t called me anything worse…yet. You seem to take great pride in that when we are on at the time time.
Anyways, it’s dinner time out here so I will say good night for now…
January 4th, 201310:51 pm
I apologize for always grouping you two together. I’m sure it’s a common mistake. I generally don’t have issues with you, and if you and he do get into exchanges about certain issues, I genuinely hope you win those arguments.
January 4th, 201310:53 pm
if gattis plays left field what is the over/under on how many times chip references “BJ & the Bear” anytime the ball is hit to left center field?
Lee in S GA
well if VJ is upset about the damn logo let’s change it by all means….
January 4th, 201310:54 pm
I understand [Dentz] he takes it to extremes, but some on this blog started all that. — Jerry
If you’re actually defending the permanently banned misanthrope, I’d love to send you multiple pages from one of his epic meltdowns (I’ve saved them) in which he fires off more offensive, vile, bigoted, racist posts in one hour than anyone else on this blog has posted in a lifetime. — David O’Brien
Kinda makes it not worthwhile to post here anymore. — Jerry
Good riddance! Be careful not to let the blog door hit you in the ass on your way out.
Appreciate that. It is a common mistake on the blog, and to be perfectly honest, it really annoys me. I win my fair share, but i am not always right, and VJ is not always right, and sometimes, neither of us is right
January 4th, 201311:07 pm
I don’t think you are entitled to tell me “good riddance” on this blog. I could be wrong, but have you ever posted anything even remotely baseball related here? Seems like every time I’ve seen you here, you are either are dogging someone out or just chatting because you obviouly have nothing better to do. Here’s a though, why not steer around any post I make unless I’m referring to you? It’s easier to stay civil that way. Have a great night!
January 4th, 201311:09 pm
Figment, you’re always getting into it with someone on here. As soon as you appear (your moniker), you start right off with a comment that’s meant to piss some, or all, off.
Who does that? A figment does, that’s who. One that has an author that uses several monikers that’s here only to aggravate & irritate the people that want to use DOB’s blog for what it’s intended for.
You say you’re a retired fireman? HAH!!!!
Firemen have to learn how to live together, due to the long hours they spend with each other at work. Many more than most people do when they work 9-5.
Firemen, basically, have to know how to live with each other.
You can’t even come on this blog without making a comment that pisses people off, and you expect us to believe you’re real – that you used to be a fireman?
Gimme a freaking break, dude!
January 4th, 201311:10 pm
I could be wrong, but have you ever posted anything even remotely baseball related here? — figment
Several, but how would a figment of someone’s imagination expect to know that?
January 4th, 201311:11 pm
The Blog has turned into a bad version of “As The World Turns” Yikes!
January 4th, 201311:18 pm
ccrider, you’re right! I better get off here before I tell him what I REALLY think!!
ccrider you aint lying. baseball content is lacking and the blog arguments are beyond childish.
however i keep coming back.
Manziel has some really quick feet.
January 4th, 201311:22 pm
Be nice! I know you are under orders from Tom…besides, if you get him banned, you will have to deal with ME!
January 4th, 201311:25 pm
cab, you are right. But don’t worry, I’m already gone.
January 4th, 201311:26 pm
Manziel has accounted for 485 yards with 9 minutes to go. sick.
January 4th, 201311:30 pm
Hey, I have an idea—-let’s talk baseball!
January 4th, 201311:35 pm
He is really incredible. I haven’t seen a better performance in a long, long time (Herschel? Bo?) Glad the dawgs miss him again next year.
January 4th, 201311:37 pm
Upton might happen. Something centered around Teheran. Why not?
January 4th, 201311:45 pm
Something centered around Teheran
Don’t look TennPaul… another hater trying to move Teheran on a whim
January 4th, 201311:53 pm
mike, A&M has come a long way since the dawgs whitewashed them 44-20 in 2010
January 5th, 201312:00 am
You can’t even come on this blog without making a comment that pisses people off, and you expect us to believe you’re real – that you used to be a fireman? Bobby H.
Really dude? Do I really need to prove that I was a firefighter for 30 years? I’d be more than happy to give you my facebook page so you can see for yourself if you like. That’s up to you. But you are wrong about me coming on here and attacking anyone. Yes, I have gotten into heated arguments, but I was the one who was attacked initially. Do your homework and check out the archives.
January 5th, 201312:01 am
lets go to belize
dream foundation sending me to narlins for a cruise and 3 days in the french quarter , not too shabby for a 4th choice
i wanted to meet the prez and straighten out the country, she said that was out
then we wanted to take amtrak across country, she said noone donates amtrak miles
so then i said hawaii, she said no too expensive i have a budget, but then she got me the carribean cruise and 3 nights in the french quarter, so damn, pretty nice dream
January 5th, 201312:05 am
Btw, you don’t even have to check it out yourself. Ask Tomahawkin or VaBravesFan what my profession was. They are both on my friends list on facebook.
January 5th, 201312:06 am
No one on this blog is naive enough to believe that Cab hasn’t told Venice Jim about the smackdown from the Chief.
That is one reason he has posted under other monikers.
Jerry has been around here a while and is certainly entitled to his opinions. Unlike you Bobby who believe that anyone who has an opinion different than yours is wrong.
You and Tom should make your own blog and that way you could agree with each other.
January 5th, 201312:10 am
Jerry thanks for your years of service.
My BIL is a fireman and I know it can be a stressful job.
Figment (sorry cab)
Anyone can make up a facebook character – see Dentz
My mom’s brother is a fireman, and so was there father. If you really were a fireman, show your ID on your “facebook” page. Just don’t block out your first name or your age – I don’t want you using someone elses.
What? You won’t do that? What were the odds?
I can’t even begin to tell you how wrong you are. But I know nothing I saw will change your (incorrect) belief that I a) have told VJ what DOB posted or b) that VJ has posted under different names. So do whatever you want. It’s not a me problem. Why don’t you ask DOB where the names you claim were VJ came from? He can tell you that they are not from our IP address.
Sorry guys, I’m gonna have to veto the Upton trade if involves the package you’ve been discussing (Teheran, Ahmed, EOF, Bethancout [who TOBF assured me was untouchable just a couple weeks ago, btw], and ‘others.’)
I wanna see Gattis and Teheran play for us, for nearly free, and maintain some flexibility to address other needs. We’ve already signed one Upton on the basis of “tools.” Not really eager to double down on another.
January 5th, 201312:11 am
*nothing I say…
January 5th, 201312:13 am
Yes, I have gotten into heated arguments, but I was the one who was attacked initially. — Figment
Poor, poor baby. Always getting picked on.
January 5th, 201312:15 am
Anyways, I am done trying to convince anyone on the blog. It’s time to call it a night.
so good night, good people of the blog! Have a wonderful late evening/early morning/Saturday before I wake up
January 5th, 201312:16 am
cab, pay no attention to Lane, trolls always accuse others of doing what they themselves do. guy uses a million different names, who gives a crap what he says?
January 5th, 201312:17 am
cab, do as I say, not as I do.
Turn the blog off, don’t look back. Turn the blog off, don’t look back.
mike i would be shocked if bethancourt is included in any trade.
January 5th, 201312:18 am
I know. I can’t help it sometimes. I do try…
yeah me too Uga for now anyway, course one can never say never
January 5th, 201312:20 am
uga-brave, I have Cincy winning a close one, Packers winning by double figures, Indy edging the Ravens out in another close one, and Skins winning by, at least, a touchdown.
January 5th, 201312:21 am
Nolie always takes the easy way out. Just say someone is using different monikers etc.
The only different monikers were those from your IP address that caused you to be banned. Was that you are someone else…….
what uga and nolie said… imo, he’s untouchable until next season…. after we figure out what we’re doing at C, if he isn’t the answer, by all means, let him be “available”… maybe for Price
nah, I’m dreaming again
January 5th, 201312:22 am
this is the 2nd Lane Kiffin that I don’t like….
January 5th, 201312:23 am
Poor Bobby has to accuse someone of lying about being a fireman.
What do you do??
January 5th, 201312:24 am
I don’t know why you all are so quick to rush to the defense of Venice Jim. He has bashed all of you too.
January 5th, 201312:25 am
bullcrap Lane, there is nobody here who does not know that you are what you are, and I have never acted in such a way here as to be banned. Just more of your laying off your actions on others, a classic ploy of your kind.
and BTW I don’t even agree with VJ on this subject
Just responding to what I’ve read here. You’re probably right (both of you) that Wren would not trade Bethancourt now. Plus, AZ is pretty set at catcher with Montero signed longterm, so it’s probably not an issue.
January 5th, 201312:27 am
I have Cincy winning a close one, Packers winning by double figures, Indy edging the Ravens out in another close one, and Skins winning by, at least, a touchdown.
I am sure the bookies agree with you but there is always at least one upset so I cannot figure out who it will be between these 4 games
contrary to popular belief, i feel a lot better with simmons at ss then the trade off between bourn and upton.
though upton is only slightly above average defensively.
bourn was damn good out there. great routes, great breaks, and could go gap to gap.
January 5th, 201312:28 am
Wasn’t it your IP address that was banned??
Poor Bobby has to accuse someone of lying about being a fireman.
What do you do?? — figment 2
Actually, my name is Gertrude, and I’m an astronaut.
The A Bomb
Exactly why I have taken a break from this place.
2-3 baseball posts. Most of this page, for example, is personal attacks and weak defenses. More important that all of you have personalties over actual baseball discussion. Weak and ugly.
You know who has the highest percentage of actual baseball posts per amount he posts?
Ward. Good for him.
January 5th, 201312:29 am
Bobby that is as near to the truth as you will be all night.
January 5th, 201312:31 am
though upton is only slightly above average defensively. uga
slightly below, not above. neither my eyes watching him play for 5 years not most metrics show him as above average defensively
January 5th, 201312:32 am
Lee, haven’t seen the lines yet. The only one I know is the Packers are favored by 7 1/2. Did I pretty much pick the favorites on the others?
my IP has numerous posters on a network that serves two condos, as has been known here ffor 6 years.
January 5th, 201312:33 am
Bobby that is as near to the truth as you will be all night. — figment 2
OK, your turn!
January 5th, 201312:36 am
A-bomb….unless u want to discuss wanna-be trades or speculate on the Braves upcoming season there ain’t a whole lot of baseball to talk about right now….the logo discussion is it for right now
January 5th, 201312:37 am
yeah, Frank needs to get his butt in gear and get us something new to talk about….
January 5th, 201312:39 am
Bobby H, i am taking all the home teams other then the redskins, well beacuse of the content on this blog seriously i think the seahags are coming to atlanta.
so all home teams sans the the skins.
January 5th, 201312:40 am
Lee, don’t worry about A-bomb. He stopped on last night whining about the same thing.
You gotta love it when someone says they haven’t been here for a while, and wonders why they even checked in.
THEN, they come back the following night saying the same thing!!!!!!!
January 5th, 201312:43 am
Lee, I just checked the Vegas lines – I just picked all dogs except for the Packers. What the heck were you talking about, before?
We can all talk about the big Dontrelle Willis’ signing.
January 5th, 201312:45 am
Wren get Justin yet? I could see it happening and this line up for our Braves would be stacked. Get it done Frankie.
Actually Bobby — my last post was ONE a couple of days back regarding the logo. I post under one name and always have.
But you keep dreaming and remember to be first in line for the Star Trek Convention tomorrow.
uga-brave, I marked your picks down. We’ll compare notes before next weekend. Do you know who cab picked?
January 5th, 201312:46 am
nolie, so with the 15 million we should have available why not offfer bourn one year at 15 plus incentives?
upton plays left and and saves wear n tear on his body.
And we have the best defensive outfield, the best defensive leftside infield, in all of baseball.
time to go for it.
long term cable deal will crush this franchise longterm.
The A Bomb, so you got disgusted and left, AGAIN, huh?
January 5th, 201312:47 am
Just go get Upton, Wren! I’ve been thinking about this most of the day. You’ve got the pieces that are probably needed to get him. Our lineup with him smack dab in the middle?? Wow!
January 5th, 201312:49 am
I feel so sad that Venice Jim is depriving us of his arrogant attitude by taking a break.
That has just happened to continue after a smack down from the chief.
Oh yeah I forgot he knows nothing about this yet…………….
Bobby H ..I am thinking ur pretty much the same on ur predictions on but I am so tried of the “skins” talk on here until I hope they are the ones that go down..RG3..RG3…seems like I remember a QB in Atlanta a few years back with the same hype…how many super bowls has he won….believe me I am always wrong on at least one team winning…Houston is like the Falcons…no one gives them credit maybe… they beat the Bengals
January 5th, 201312:50 am
yet another who seems to want to do whatever it takes to get a guy who has a 730 OPS away from home
January 5th, 201312:52 am
I love posting this lineup
Prado/ Simmons/ Heyward/ JUpton/ Freeman/ Upton/ McCann/ Uggla
January 5th, 201312:54 am
and then wants to hit that 730 OPS at clean up yet
January 5th, 201312:55 am
Who hold the highest OPS in the history of the postseason?
Lee, I have to root for the Skins because of richbrave. He and I have had some very good baseball talks on here, and he contributes so much to this blog.
Don’t worry, if I was a Hawks fan, the hell with richbrave.
I thought the Texans would be one of the teams in the SB, before the season started – and through a good part of the year.
But, their season is now going downhill, just as it did last year.
January 5th, 201312:57 am
Then hit him third, nolie.
Really, I’m flattered Bobby H.
what does that have to do with anything??
January 5th, 201312:58 am
sure 730 is such a great number at third, how about 7th?? …..
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