5:36 pm June 12, 2012, by Mark Bradley
June 12th, 20125:43 pm
Thanks Mark for info…keep it coming
June 12th, 20125:53 pm
Lookin’ good Mark!
June 12th, 20126:05 pm
Love the Videos, Mark!
June 12th, 20126:14 pm
Mark, we was noticing that when Simmons got here and started catching some of those balls hit on the ground, the pitching was suddenly “better”. We was also noticing that when Chipper got back in the lineup and waving his arms like a windmill at anything hit to his left or his right . . . suddenly the pitching wasn’t so good again. Defense makes pitching work better. The left side of the infield has been a mess more than it has been good.
June 12th, 20126:34 pm
Clusters: Why are you so anti-Chipper? I do not believe anyone who posts on the AJC blogs has said so many negative words about this future HOF.
You seem to be obsessed with your dislike of Chipper.
June 12th, 20126:44 pm
“Clusters” obviously does not know how to write normal sentences either. “We was noticing?”
Shelfish Chipper need 2 retrie now!
June 12th, 20126:58 pm
Its time 4 Chiper 2 to retrie. he is holding the team back.
June 12th, 20127:03 pm
We was on the honor roll so we know what we’re doing with our sentences.
June 12th, 20127:09 pm
We read that Chipper has webbed feet and possibly as few as two toes. That would explain some of his problems with his feet. We know this won’t be received well by some true fans on here and that’s too bad because Chipper is the closest thing to a deer on the team and that’s not because he runs like a deer but because he THINKS like a deer.
June 12th, 20127:23 pm
Joe Simpson is priceless. No, make that clueless. He just suggested that the umps don’t call strike three on Yankee hitters because they are the Yankees. And he was serious.
Dawgdad (The Original)
June 12th, 20127:27 pm
Why is it when I watch the Braves and Yankees, I feel like I am pulling for True Value Hardware to knock off Home Depot.
June 12th, 20127:53 pm
True Value leads 3-0 in the second. Just as a note.
June 12th, 20128:59 pm
Clusters – Mark is a handsome man.Are you and he related? On a positive note Chipper needs to retire now and let the productive players in the game. We need Constanza now in the line-up for more speed.A hit and more speed means more runs and then maybe we want have to retain so many doctors just to patch Chipper up. It will free up some money for the players we need. Hey Stinger2 – Sonny is a GREAT AMERICAN!!!!
And this is why choppers 2 for 3
June 12th, 20129:19 pm
And you folks that type are so pushing for him to retire. Good grief
June 12th, 20129:33 pm
Johnny Venters is a PIECE OF GARBAGE!!!!!!!! Send him to minors with JJ NOW!!!!
June 12th, 20129:36 pm
Did anyone not see that coming.
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Why didn’t this dumba** manager just leave Minor in?
June 12th, 20129:37 pm
What idiot goes to Gerrin against the Yankees?
Freddie is a very poor manager.
June 12th, 20129:39 pm
FIRE THE DA MANGER-Even idiot Joe S said on the broadcast that “this is the game”–YOU BRING IN YOUR CLOSER DUMB-A** MANAGER
I use to defend Freddie but I won’t anymore. As much as Venters has been struggling why didn’t he have anyone waiting in the BP. Poor managing.
June 12th, 20129:40 pm
An Emmy Award is about the only thing this manager is going to win.
June 12th, 20129:42 pm
You mean we had nobody in Gwinnett that is a relief pitcher better than Cory Gearrin?
June 12th, 20129:44 pm
These guys can hit home runs at will but all our pathetic hitters can do is hit it to the warning track.
June 12th, 20129:47 pm
“That ball found a hole . . . ” Yeah, and it was about one step to Chipper’s left. There is a pretty big hole over there.
Freddie should have pulled Venters when he couldn’t get strikes, and put in anybody but Gearrin – Boneheaded managing is about to cost the Braves the game!
June 12th, 20129:48 pm
Have to tip your cap.
June 12th, 20129:49 pm
I’ve never posted on a blog of any sort before, but I couldn’t stay silent after watching the atrocity that just unfolded in the 8th inning…this loss lays squarely at the feet of Fredi Gonzalez…I’ve seen all of the comments this year about his lack of managerial skills, and although I’ve agreed with most of them, I was still ready to give him the benefit of the doubt…NO MORE! If he doesn’t apprehend the importance of the 8th inning enough to realize that Venters is not his go-to guy, but that with the game on the line he needs to bring in his best pitcher in the bull-pen, he is even more clueless than I once believed…how embarrassing
June 12th, 20129:53 pm
Been watching Braves for 35 years. Fredi is the worst manager we have had in terms of tactics. Why oh why would you not bring in Kimbrel in the 8th when venters is laboring???????? I am so sick of managers that use their closer exclusively in the 9th with the lead that I have to throw up. I put this one 100% on Frediot. Venters threw the pitches but Fredi could have saved this game. I really do not like Fredi as our manager. Sorry. Seems like a nice guy though. We succeed despite Fredi not because of him.
June 12th, 20129:59 pm
I ain’t done. Fredi needs to go. It won’t happen anytime soon, but the guy is a buffoon. He is a member of SABR, but I’m guessing reads Ziggy the comic strip more than he does pour over the numbers. He is a bumbling Frediot. Doesn’t even realize when he makes a mistake. ” got to tip your hat to the Yanks hitters” he will say after the loss. I wish someone other than Capitol Avenue Club writers would call him out more! How many years and games do I have to endure with Fredi? He has shaved a couple years off my life expectancy.
June 12th, 201210:00 pm
Entering the 8th inning the only thing I was thinking is thank the world this stupid manager’s utter idiocy hasn’t been a factor. That’s how this team overcomes this pinhead; either shutout pitching and/or a barrage of runs…just keep his dumb azz mining his eardrums.
The smart manager in the other dugout can see his pitcher is doing well so let’s him pitch in the 8th inning. The stupid manager, his pitcher being totally in command all night, takes his shot of a possible best pitching memory–a shutout against the Yankees–after a one out weak seeing-eye single with one out. I swear, as soon as that dolt came popping out of the dugout I just couldn’t believe he was pulling his left handed starter, one out, up 4-0, and brings in another lefty to face what–a lefty?
If anyone on here thinks for a moment this idiot of a leader–the one whom I was against from the beginning, the one who blew last September, and the one who will blow this season–is a manager league baseball manager, please do us all a favor and just log out.
I was thinking what a defining moment this could be for Minor’s career and the Braves season.
Mark, how can you resist? You have to see this too!
I’m just glad we have Kimbrel resting In the pen. We need to save his arm. Well done sir Fredi. Well done.
June 12th, 201210:02 pm
Mark, how can you resist? You have to see this!
June 12th, 201210:03 pm
Do fans want to sign a petition to Fire Fredi with me? The same way we tried to block to Brett Butler / Jacoby trade. Let me know who is in!
June 12th, 201210:04 pm
Plunk Stray Rod!
The Truth hurts
Even if you bring in Kimbrel against A-Rod in the eighth, you at least USE him. Here we are in the 9th with our best pitcher sitting in the pen twiddling his thumbs. Stupid decision. Sometimes, you have to play your cards early and gamble. Now Minor has to deal with more head games instead of getting a boost of confidence. This is why the Yankees win titles and the Braves consistently fail.
June 12th, 201210:05 pm
How many years until the HGH is out of one’s system?
June 12th, 201210:09 pm
Options: 1) bring in Kimbrel and he stops the leak in the eighth, but lets a run in. Braves lead going into the 9th 4-1. Bottom of the 9th bring in Martinez or possibly leave Kimbrel in
2) let Venters out to dry with serious shaky stuff and hope he holds on. If he does bring Kimbrel in the 9th. If he is shaky bring in Gearrin.
Hmm tough call. I am just glad our best reliever took a day off. Tip your cap Frediot.
June 12th, 201210:12 pm
This is 1996 all over again except back then we at least lost with our closer Wohlers. Frediot aint no Bobby. Rarely gets thrown out defending his players the way Cox did. I thought Frediot would clone Cox. Not so. Not so. Frediot marches to the beat of his own drummer.
June 12th, 201210:20 pm
Our manager just lost another game by mismanaging the bullpen. Why is Ventners brought in in the 8th inning? He’s flawed. Don’t know why, but there were many better choices to succeed Minor, leading 4-0. Fire the manager! He’s cluless!!!!!
June 12th, 201210:22 pm
Venters was off tonight and gave up the grand slam, and the game was tied at that point. But of all the relievers, Freddi could only think of putting in Gearrin??? I saw this move and said “we’re finished” – and sure enough they hit him for two. I just can’t believe that we threw away the game!
Freddie is a bum
Well, Freddie outmanaged again. Please do some writing on how the worst manager in baseball and the Bobby Cox protege continues to manage at this level. He’s trash and everyone in baseball is laughing at us.
June 12th, 201210:26 pm
What do you expect? Wren grabs to turds in Hernandez and Durbin at the beginning of the season. Eric and Johnny are done. Period. We have one reliever. But either way, Freddie needs to be fired tonight for bringing Gearrin in again after he looked like garbage and got lucky in game one. Freddie is a total clown. The Marlins knew it. We should have after the collapse last year. But no, idiot Wren just sits here and lets him take a talented hitting team and collapse series after series. This game and the Toronto game is why Freddie is the laughing stock of baseball. Good call Wren. You can leave anytime you like.
June 12th, 201210:34 pm
Why does Gonzalez continue to put Venters in when he can’t throw strikes and when he does they get hits and runs off him because he is behind in the count?
June 12th, 201210:46 pm
I see what you guys are writing about me. Who else could I have brought in the 8th? Kimbrel? That’s what you numbers geeks probably think (laughter in the background). Kimbrel is our closer. He is there to close games. You cannot close a game in the 8th. There are 9 innings, not 8. Take that number geeks (more laughter and smiles from Homer Simpson and company).
June 12th, 201210:51 pm
“Hmm…..yawn. Time to hit the hay. May do some light reading tonight. Let’s see ….maybe Baseball Prospectus that some idiot sent me or that Nancy Drew novel. Think I’ll go with that Nancy Drew book. Those Yanks got us tonight. Got to tip your hat. Think we need to sacrifice bunt more tomorrow. “
June 12th, 201211:02 pm
Mark Bradley wouldnt dare write a bad article on Fredi Gonzalez. He will have a poll on Larry Drew but Fredi is the Braves golden boy and MB would dare not bad mouth the Braves. But Larry Drew has actually won a series in the playoffs but Fredi cant even make the playoffs but MB will never say anything bad about Fredi
June 12th, 201211:36 pm
KEEP THAT PIMPLE-HEAD VENTERS OFF THE MOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
June 12th, 201211:38 pm
KEEP THAT PIMPLE-HEAD VENTERS OFF THE MOUND!!!!!!!!
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