I witnessed IT. I sat in section 134 row 26. I was there!
It simply cannot be described. The scene at the Ted was sheer jubilation. Heyward’s home run: Breathtaking. Every Heyward AB: HeyyyyWarrrrddd. HeyyyyyWarrrrdddd!
I Loved it. The greatest moment of braves baseball i have ever watched live. Simply magical.
I’m going to watch Heyward’s Hizzy Hizzy Homer about thirty more times to wash that terrible, horrible, no good, very bad game out of my brain.
Yankees win the WS and then Duke wins the freaking dance. Oh, the humanity. Is this the price I have to pay for the Crimson Tide’s championship?
Actually, Bama’s last title was snuggled up pretty close to the Braves worst-to-first year. Maybe we’re starting a new run?
With Vizcaino, Teheran, Kimbrel, and Salcedo in the wings, and big money falling off the books in 2013 (Chipper, Lowe, Huddy, right?) – we might be able at least stay as good as we are now for a long time.
Curt, looks like you were right about the Braves selling us a bunch of BS on keeping the payroll the same. I guess Schurholz admitted dumping salary to USA today, and there’s a report we’ve dropped 13% of our payroll? Anyway that’s what I’m hearing.
I love the team, but it’s a shame to think we passed on Cameron & Damon in order to lower the money. And why pretend it’s not happening? I’ll never come to terms with the amount of lying that certain positions in our culture have just decided is okay now.
I don’t dig graphs but maybe someone will think this is cool. I don’t agree with his sentiments on Glaus in the field. I did miss the first inning so maybe that’s why. Did anyone else think he was less than desireable yesterday?
Leah, in the first inning, Glaus bobbled about four easy grounders. Lowe barked at him a little and I saw this morning on the DVR what everyone’s talking about with Glaus giving Lowe the finger slyly against his knee when he went back to his crouch. There’s no official word, but DOB says that reading between the lines he gets the feeling we might see Hinske at 1B sooner than later.
Some of Glaus’s not-appreciated comments, “It’ll either come to me or it won’t. I don’t know. I’ve made a lot of money in baseball already. The games been good to me. We’ll just have to see.”
“SWING AND DRIVE…BELTED RIGHT…WELCOME TO THE SHOW!” Still awesome after 24 hours.
Uck Bub…that’s not what I wanted to hear about Glaus. Although I have to admit, I’ve had days when I wanted to give Lowe the finger too.
“McCann holding at second. Escobar at first. And officially the long awaited beginning of the Jason Heyward Era… is now. Standing ovation at turner field.
Left foot flicking away dirt as he digs a toe hold, and now stands in against Zambrano. Check of the runners and the pitch… *thud* … is a fast ball too high.
One ball and no strikes.
Nate McLouth on deck. 3-3 game in an eventful first inning. Here comes Zambrano *thud* and it’s high and tight. 2 and 0.
Heyward… a torrid early part of March… cooled off a bit later, finished at .305 with one spring homerun and five RBI’s. Carried an on base average over .400, got a very good eye at the plate.
Stretch by Zambrano, here it comes,
(Powell is screaming from the first syllable)
SWING AND A DRIIIIVE!! HIGH AND DEEP TO RIGHT FIEEEEELD!!! IT IS WAAAAAY GONE!!!!!! JAYYYSON HEYWARD WITH A BOMB INTO THE BRAVES BULLPEN!!! IT’S SIX TO THREE ATLANTA… AND THIS STADIUM IS UPSIDE DOWN!!!”
(let’s the crowd noise tell the story for about ten long seconds.)
“Chipper Jones on the field with a bear hug waiting for Heyward, who is mobbed in the dugout. Pure pandamonium at Turner Field.”