Actually, I like the move. I think he has a better chance to succeed (read: do okay, eat innings, 4.00 ERA) in the pen. And if it makes him less likely to be our 6th/spot starter, all the better. Here’s hoping this is the mark of the end of those days.
But that does beg the question, who IS our 6th starter now? Minor? Parr? Some kind of Medlen+Reyes 3+3 tagteam?
If she said it it wasn’t from a positive…um stand, viewpoint. I cringe everytime his name is announced. I hope your right. He would have been my first choice to go to the minors but maybe I’m basing that more on the last two years than ST.
Not unexpected, but a generally subdued crowd. Heyward got a good but not great welcome. …and then Medlen was allowed to pitch…and it’s been: mediocre.
Anyone agree with me that Andruw looks skinny(-ier)??
Leah – I have absolutely LOVED Glavine in the booth tonight. He made the underwhemling tandem of Joe and Chip much, much better.
Anne – “Heyward got a good but not great welcome.” How can that be?!?!? Do you get a sense it’s not a savvy baseball crowd? Just folks there for the “event” of it? (I just described the crowd at almost every home game, by the way.)
Bad news: Bravos not looking so good tonight. Good news: It’s still Spring Training and it doesn’t count!! Best news: Bub, sounds like your Dad is stable and in good hands. Is he at the med center associated with UAB? They have a great reputation. Best wishes!
Tcc, thanks! He’s at Trinity Medical. Don’t know much about them, but if his surgeon is as skilled with the knife as he is with talking to families in the lobby, he’s a miracle man. Yes, very stable. Sitting up in bed and talking. It’s a long, slow road from here, but it’s looking great right now.
What an egg the boys laid, huh? I almost wish that deep fly by Andruw went on out… just to make it a complete deep cleansing or something. Awful, awful, awful.
Hanson did well.
And I liked not going into any inning when the three batters flashed up on the screen as COMING UP made me go “well, maybe the next inning.” My confidence isn’t much shaken. But what a complete stinker of a game.
Bub, with some experience in Cardiology i will say that “sitting up in bed and talking” is Way ahead of the Game, given your description of the situation. Again, best wishes.
As to the Braves, do you think that coming home to “The Ted” takes some adjustments for the the new guys and even to the vets? Seems like a change of locale and venue would have some impact. Sure, there was talk about the lights and all, that will take some getting used to for the new guys..how long do you think that adjustment takes?
Tcc – I think, more than anything, these are the last of the meaningless games and their hearts are not exactly in it. Look at Wagner tonight. Non save situation, lacking in focus – same old story. But, are you worried about Wagner because of tonight? I’m not.
Watching him live, Wagner seemed to have his stuff, like, every other pitch. I agree, Steve, that it’s lack of focus and non-save situation, so what the heck kind of pitching. …though the returning players must have warned him and the rookies/minor leaguers that The Fans need to be won over moreso than most. Along the same lines, Steve, yeah, more lackluster and not savvy is the problem – this game and typically. I will say I thought it was a nice crowd for first exhibition. 755 Club looked buzzingly busy, viewed from across the way. Nice spread of folks all around the Ted.
Oh, and my tickets are slightly better than I thought. Still Terrace above the Braves dugout, but the dugout ceiling lettering begins with the Braves symbol, then the sentence, so: (A) Home of the Braves. I’m not directly above the a in Braves, but above the (A)!! Foul ball came one row and four seats to my right…I need to bring a glove and stay alert!
Wagner will want to wash his last outing from memory as he opens the season. He allowed four runners to reach and a run to score before he’d recorded an out. He gave up a single, walked a batter and hit two others. He got out of the ninth inning having given up two runs on a sacrifice fly and a double play.
On the bright side, he was hitting 97 mph on the radar gun.
“Wags just got off the mark a little bit,” manager Bobby Cox said. “He was trying to go in and just missed. But overall he’s had a great spring.”
Hitting two batters doesn’t really sound like he just missed much of anything. And the Hawks lost.
Congrats on how far it has come. And thanks for the shout out to us regular posters, guys. I think I remember Hammy talking about the show at a Christmas-time party at his moms house? 2007? …I forget..that was the first time Hammy pimped the cast and I had no idea he was a fan until then. I checked it out and remember thinking that the show was already quite professional by then – I was impressed. It was still under the old name and a little before Curt was on as a regular. I think it was before the 20th reunion…because during the 20th reunion I had strep throat and could barely function with a 102 degree fever. Anyway, all of you guys thanks for the hard work, because this podcast keeps me in touch with home too…Really means alot. And Im definitely in the group of those who learn a lot more than I can really contribute. Preshiate it.
Just came back from 4 days in China – around Shanghai. Sort of ironic that a Hong Kong based fan posted. Hello Hong Kong Fan. I couldn’t access from Shanghai. Suppose that the mainland Chinese internet is more tightly controlled. I got MLB.com but this site was blocked. Clearly you guys are too subversive.
For the record, I was one of those who loved the fake Frank cast. You have got to get him on…