Yeah, I’m a (sucker) Insider now. Here’s something to make our stomachs hurt:
Jurrjens!? One more start like the last until we start hearing about his shoulder again?
Jerry Crasnick (12:21 PM)
Andrew, I talked to a scout who said Jair Jurrjens didn’t look like himself in his first start, either. The Braves can say what they want. But given that scare early in spring training, you have to wonder if he’s healthy. It’s reflected in his lack of command as much as his velocity.
It is completely evil to like that about Javy, Bub! Our rooting for and against ex-teammates is, of course, totally irrational. For me, if they were really bad at the end (see Kelly Johnson) or whined and had bad attitudes on the way out (see Francoeur) then I tend to root against them. Javy falls into neither category so I have only good will toward him. Of course, as time passes, I tend to drift back toward rooting for them (see Andruw).
I’m joining Curt on the Dark Side. (I know he’s been floundering, but he’ll be back. I’ve got confidence). You and Steve and Tcc can keep up the good fight.
It actually feels alright to give up hoping for the Braves. It’s interesting, the effect. I still get to root for them. Still get to watch the games. Still get to enjoy victories. But all without that lost look on my face I get when I’ve just been thinking we were serious about contending. I’m wondering what the advantage is to the other way.