Steve, that’s awesome. My 9 year old chose to play soccer this Spring instead of baseball. I’m still not over it. Last season I was taking him to the ballpark and he told me to let his coach tell him what to do. He also told me not to cheer so much. I asked him, “You don’t like it when I cheer for you?”. His response, “Mom, it’s practice.”
Found this post on the Cubs board oddly comforting. Maybe most managers just don’t pay that much attention.
“…Assuming of course that Lou even KNOWS this, which I seriously doubt. He’ll probably do something stupid like start Colvin and sit Fukudome (even though Kosuke’s OBP was 1.000 last game) or start Hill (and his .120 average in ST)”
I loved B. Mac on 790 The Zone today saying he’d retire if he were Heyward and that yesterday was the best game he’s played in at Turner Field. Also, been thinking about what Curt said in regards to the Phillies Farm lacking crops. At first that excites me and seems huge but is it as catastrophic as I imagine? I mean they have the funds to go out and pilfer from other teams when the crops are harvested…so to speak.
I feel like Leah tracking this through my phone. Stupid beach Internet access. I can’t respond to everything I want to, but I’ve never been so disappointed to be missing braves games.
That, and I hope that as part of the story certain people tell about Jason Heyward being a role model, which I am all for, is that there is a big chunk of that story dedicated to his parents and their hard work, love for their son, and their commitment to education. I know we have gotten all of that here as Braves fans, but I hope the only part of his story being told to kids isn’t all about athletics. To me, he has such a greater purpose with his upbringing, his parents going to Dartmouth, it would be a shame for it all not to be part of the folklore.
Poor Curt. You need faster thumbs. I’m glad you’re enjoying your vacay. Can you stream the game with At Bat and watch on your tiny screen? If you have a video camera and that TV cord thingy you could point the cam at your iPhone screen and Ta-dah!
I’m sorry Steve, were you trying to say something?
All from stupid soccer practice.
I still think I like this lineup even more with Matty Ice in the 8 hole. Just make it where there really us no easy out at this point, and with Diaz getting on allowing our pitchers to move him over and the top of the lineup allowed to knock him in.
Could Smoltz say one more thing so zealously self-depricating?? I know I’ve said in past that I like him in the booth, but the self-reference, especially in “non-retirement,” is a little tough for me to listen to.