Archive for May, 2012


May 11, 2012

Do the Braves Have Much in Evan Gattis?

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard the story of Evan Gattis, the Braves’ minor leaguer who took some time off from baseball to go on a Kerouacian journey to find himself.  He wasn’t drafted until 2010, at age 23.  …

Read More



May 10, 2012

The Intentional HBP: Old School or Clown College?

Fredi Gonzalez earned his first ejection of the season during the Monday night series opener against the Cubs. After Eric O’Flaherty pegged DeJesus, the home plate umpire warned both clubs. Fredi came onto the field to ask for an explanation …

Read More



May 07, 2012

Vanilla Bryce, Bryce, Baby

I never liked Yunel Escobar.  Not ever.  He was the kind of player I’m not down to root for.  Cocky. Flamboyant.  Arrogant, with just a pinch of hubris.  When he was with our Atlanta Braves, there were parts of me …

Read More



May 06, 2012

Show 182: Amazing Comebacks Mark the Braves’ Week

The sweep of the Rockies, the comeback against the Phillies and the uninspired losses.



May 04, 2012

Phillies Still Favorites in the East

The Braves have the fourth-best record in the National League, the second-best run differential and are 1.5 games back in the East, as I write this Thursday night.  The Philadelphia Phillies are at .500 (13-13) with a rather unimpressive +2 …

Read More