April 03, 2010

Show 101: Predictions for the 2010 Braves’ Season

The last 3 roster spots.  The Jason Heyward era.  And our predictions for the 2010 campaign.



338 Responses to “Show 101: Predictions for the 2010 Braves’ Season”

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  1. 101
    Passionate Princess Says:

    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.”

  2. 102
    Bubdylan Says:

    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)”

  3. 103
    Bubdylan Says:

    Courtesy of Talking Chop:


  4. 104
    Bubdylan Says:

    By the way, play through that game mentally without Heyward in the line-up so that we can control the money better.

    Big Z calms down. Lowe uncalms. Cubs win. More confidence for the Cubbies in today’s game? It’s not too much of a stretch, really. And with Lincecum/ Zito looming, how important is this Cubs series?

    And without him, the fans are robbed of the most memorable opening day moment in years.

    Heyward Starting In the Bigs: 1
    Heyward Waiting Two Weeks: 0

  5. 105
    Pliant Princess Says:

    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.

  6. 106
    Hammy Says:

    This is my favorite clip of the Heyward’s dinger. Gives me chills – I especially love that everyone is standing up for his at bat, before he unloads.


  7. 107
    Tcc Says:

    Yeah, I like that one too. Chills ain’t the half of it. My first game will be June 2 vs the #%*illies…I can’t wait!!!!!

  8. 108
    Curt Says:

    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.

  9. 109
    Patient Princess Says:

    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.

  10. 110
    Bubdylan Says:

    Curt, great post. Gammons has tried to emphasize that. Hopefully it won’t get lost in the shuffle.

  11. 111
    Bubdylan Says:


    That’s Olney, the guy who first mentioned Heyward would be susceptible to getting jammed inside, saying, basically, “uh… nevermind.”

  12. 112
    Bubdylan Says:

    That link doesn’t take you all the way there. You have to click on the video called “Heyward’s Discipline”

  13. 113
    Proud Princess Says:

    Freakin love the KID! He is NO Jordan Schafer!!!!!

  14. 114
    Bubdylan Says:

    What a swing. That was a curve ball, too. So, that’s three questions answered in two games.

    He can hit MLB pitchers (in game).
    He can lay off the pitches supposed to jam him in his “weak spot” (Z’s ball 1 and 2)
    He can hit the breaking pitch.

    Now, hit a lefty and we’re crankin’ up the disco ball.

  15. 115
    Proud Mary Says:

    Big wheel keep on turning!

  16. 116
    Curt Says:

    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.

  17. 117
    Bubdylan Says:

    Yeah, not crazy about the 8-9-1 being McLouth/Pitcher/Melky. That’s kind of a weak spot.

    Beats the heck out of Garret/Kotchman/Frenchy/Pitcher/Kelly, though. With Chipper in a slump and McCann half blind. How did we score at ALL first half last year??

  18. 118
    Anne Says:

    Back off, Curt. Diaz is mine…lest you forget.

  19. 119
    Tcc Says:

    “Avery’s Bane” = No run support for J.J.

  20. 120
    Bubdylan Says:

    Yeah, he could go 0-1 with a 0.00 ERA after this game. That’s as bad as run support can get.

  21. 121
    Anne Says:

    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.

  22. 122
    Bubdylan Says:

    Sorry, but John Smoltz is the second most self-referencial homey this side of Curt Schilling. He is seriously, seriously interested in his own little world and expects we are, too.

  23. 123
    Bubdylan Says:

    My sentence sort of collapsed on itself there, didn’t it…

  24. 124
    Bubdylan Says:

    The lefty carves Heyward up on 3 pitches. Oh well.

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    Bubdylan Says:


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