Last night and tonight is too close to call, pulling-pitcher-wise, to me, Leah. I think Curtdoza feels differently about last night.
The in-game management doesn’t seem that terrible to me lately. Just playing terrible, until tonight. Don’t know that we played bad tonight, except Chipper should prob’ly be sitting. Wondering about that DP that could have been turned with better footwork. Would have gotten Lowe out of that mess.
But Lowe has pitched poorly 5 outings in a row. This is really, really bad news.
In regards to pulling the pitchers, to steal a line from Spinal Tap, there’s a fine line between clever and stupid. Bobby, in my humble opinion, always seems to wait just a bit too long to pull his starters. Hudson had clearly lost it last night and probably should have not come out for the 7th. I’m sure Bobby left it up to him, but how many pitchers will pull themselves. Tonight, I don’t know. I would not have let he who is without a name ($) face Molina. I know that’s easy to say now, but that clearly was the point when he had been in there too long. If Moylan comes in and gives up a hit there do I feel like he should have left the starter in? I doubt it. There really only seems to be one guy out there who is strong enought to go deep into a game and that’s Hanson. The rest of them have about 6 innings in them, and yet Bobby always pushes for that one more inning. You have a really good bullpen, last night not withstanding. Use it. Save these games.
Wow. We’re not just in last place. We’re 2.5 games out of 4th place. After only 20 games played.
There aren’t any freaking words for how atomically putrid this feels. What the hell kind of ballteam is this? I feel like Vito Corleone, when he’s telling the funeral guy he’s got to fix up Sonny’s body…. “look at how they massacred my dream…”
If Bobby Cox rang my doorbell and poored a cup of lava over my head, I couldn’t be more burned. What Brad did to Jennifer? It’s nothing. J. Caesar had a friend in Brutus. The Ninth Circle of Hell is Judas, Satan, and Cox making both of them watch this team on TiVo.
I tried to record a Braves game on DVR and it voided the warranty. Goldman Sachs wrote an article condemning Derek Lowe. Scott Boras has a T-Shirt with Lowe’s picture on the front and “Don’t Mess With Me” written on the back.
Tony LaRussa’s speech before playing the Braves: “Okay, everybody, just, you know, whatever, pffffffftttt.”
Zig Ziglar on being a Braves fan: “I’d pretty much commit suicide.”
Ted Turner’s prayer: “Okay, if I start believing in You, will You make them change the name of that damn stadium to something else?”
Joe Thurston: “Sometimes God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.”
Jason Heyward’s Calendar: “Days Until Yankee: 2,547″
Johnny Damon’s First Words Every Morning: “Thank ya JESUS!”
Chief Knockahoma: “First the trail of tears, now this…”
Sid Bream: “Tell you about what? Speak-a no English! Speak-a no English!”
Here’s a link to the latest entry of a super brilliant blogger. I’m not just saying that because he fathered my beautiful children. It’s a general look at baseball that I found encouraging. http://tumblr.com/xwf96vzrx
I know this lacks elegance or verbosity, but this really, really sucks. It’s still April! How could the team be this inept and uninspired? I’m just sick about all of this. And I’m getting tired of Leo on 680 acting like there’s nothing wrong here. Are you kidding?!?!?!
Bobby getting into Heyward about his patience makes my blood boil. He has patience with everything else. Can’t he have patience with… someone’s patience?
A patient hitter can always go back the other way a little at the time. But no, we’re gonna pressure the most patient rookie in a decade to snap out of it and start swinging early. And do it in the newspapers, too, Bobby. That won’t help the opposing pitchers any, or put any pressure on the 20 year old being asked to abandon his gameplan in month #1. I can’t believe this is happening.
Curt, I wondered the same thing. Although it IS a very general perspective and he doesn’t even mention the Braves who play a pivotal role in the happiness of his home. He may mention them in the “about” tab…can’t remember. Anywho, thanks for reading and GO BRAVES! Stopping by the store to pick up candy on my way home. Thinking I maybe should have ordered my ABT shirt in a bigger size.