10:15 am August 22, 2012, by Mark Bradley
This video chat was taped before Game 2 of the Braves’ series in Washington. The Nationals would take Tuesday night’s game 4-1 behind Stephen Strasburg.
August 22nd, 20122:25 pm
P Rose, that’s a good thought. They could have a Participation Sign like they do for the little leaguers letting people know they participated and was participation champions in 2012. We’d like to see a sign like that and maybe they could light it up at night.
August 22nd, 20122:38 pm
If they do win the Participation Championship we hope Chip Caray and Homer Joe Simpson will each get a participation ring. Fredi, too, though he mostly just sit there and doesn’t seem to do a lot.
August 22nd, 20122:54 pm
Yeah, I figured a white flag would be appropriate at this point.
August 22nd, 20125:29 pm
What realy worries me is the fact that the Braves Choke earlier each year. In the Bobby Cox ERA, they use to choke in Octoer, last year in September, this year in late August and so on!!!!!
August 22nd, 20125:51 pm
Clusters: you are hilarious! I understand where Stinger is coming from, but… at some point it’s time to face the facts. While it’s nice to have the 5th best record in baseball ( in a country, where second place is considered “first loser”), it still won’t do any good if the team misses the playoffs, will it? While I still enjoy the fact that the Braves are having a winning record, it’s still frustrating to watch all these things happening: McCan’t having a horrible year (should he be sent out there day in and day out if he’s hurt???), Uggly swinging for the fences in every at bat… and a manager who seems unable to make adjustments… I won’t fault Chipper for resting more often – after all, he IS forty years old… Let’s see how the final 35 games of the season play out.
August 22nd, 20127:15 pm
August 22nd, 20128:25 pm
A successful season for any of Atlanta’s three major sports teams-baseball, football and basketball is to finish above .500. For 40 plus seasons, one world championship. Just finish above .500. That’s okay. After all, if any did surprise and make any playoff, it heretofore hasn’t been real impressive.
August 23rd, 20121:33 am
The Braves are a good team. Whether or not they are a playoff team remains to be seen. I have been sorely disappointed by their performance over the last 6 games. A 2-4 record versus the Dodgers/Nats is pause for concern! Joe Simpson tried to alibi during tonight’s telecast by stating how good the starting pitching for LA and Washington is; Say-it-ain’t-so Joe, but what kind of pitching do you think the Braves would face in the playoffs? The Astros’ staff? Hardly.
If they can’t beat the Dodgers or Washington staffs in regular season how would they compete during the playoffs. I shutter the thought.
Finally, I have really become concerned about Brian McCann. Every year at this time he STOPS hitting. And I was watching him (Try!) running the bases the other night. He couldn’t move AT ALL! Brian’s weight has always been a concern and the constant “squating” over the course of these years has started to take their toll, I’m afraid. Maybe the Braves should consider trying to move him the Thrid base starting next year? It worked for Chipper (I know, Chipper was a short-stop) but if you can catch 93 mph moving fastballs at 55 feet, I think you can handle 120mph line drives at 90 feet. Just a thought. Go Braves!
August 23rd, 201210:46 am
what happened, What happened, WHAT HAPPENED??????????
The Braves have GONE IN A VERY SHORT TIME from having four great YOUNG starters (who wer already established) plus Hudson and plus 3 or so additional prospects already ready (with a CAN’T MISS status) —- what should have been a Pitching Staff to keep them competitive at a CHAMPIONSHIP level for YEARS TO COME – to NOW HAVING TO PICK UP TWO STARTERS – OFF THE SCRAP HEAP.
what happpened, What Happened, WHAT HAPPENED??????
This may well be the MOST SIGNIFICANT STORY IN BRAVES HISTORY.
Yet the writers IGNORE and do NOT EVEN ADDRESS THE PROBLEM.
(It’s no mystery with pitcher injury after injury after injury after injury — Just recently, FOUR of the FIVE starters from last season coming off injuries and then our best young starter being injured early in this season along with our best youg relief pitcher. (Do you remember how great JJ and Hanson were before their first injuries?)
This is ABSOLUTLY AMAZING and UNBELIEVABLE that the writers do not even MENTION THIS PROBELM AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED.
August 23rd, 201212:14 pm
@ don: Don, there’s no crying in baseball…..
as for Uggla, plain and simple the marlins robbed Wrenn and FG should have known better. Juice, who knows, move on ..
August 24th, 20125:30 am
Why’d fredi put uggla in for pitch-hit Wednesday night? We knew he’d strike out. Maye if you pout long enough, Fredi will put you in. It seemed to work for the Thursday nite game; he was in and so
August 24th, 201210:59 am
Somebody said Uggla could be a DH. Why? An automatic out. Just use a pitcher and save your pinch hitters for use when needed.
August 25th, 20128:18 am
Trade uggla, Franciso, and Teheran (throw in Delgado if you have to) for Chase Headley. Let Bourn go by FA. Put Prado back at second base. Everyday lineup
Johnson, Hinskie, player to be named LF
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