Bub, all those walks are followed closely by the 8 ks, 8 LOB per game figures. And the atrocious HIDP numbers they have. When they do get hits they are singles with no one on. When the bases are loaded the best they can do is let the pitcher walk a run in. Last night Simpson and Smoltz were actively rooting for the Braves to just get a sac fly out of a bases loaded situation. Is that where we are? Just hoping for a sac fly? What’s the opposite of jaded? Hopeless?
And you stole my playing for grand pa idea. It really is like no one seems to be listening. I envision Escobar getting ‘chewed out’ and having to continue to put his hand to his mouth to hide his smirk.
Curt, the plate discipline graph showed more than earning walks. It showed the best percentage of not swinging specifically at pitches out of the zone. But I hear ya.
Re: grandpa, can we PLEASE get a no-nonsense manager? Doesn’t have to be Ozzie (don’t really care for that) or even Pinella (though I wouldn’t hate having Lou), but somebody who calls a spade a spade. My fantasy is Glavine, but I know that won’t happen.
Though he does have experience managing a major league team. Anyone remember this?
Great, now Jim Powell is spouting the 50 mil Bobby quote about Pujols, again, as if it’s a 100% considered point. Good grief, it WASN’T. It’s just some stuff he said like every day.
lol @ Esco hiding his smirk. I don’t doubt it at all.
Later that night:
“and deen, wheen he wuss e’screeming, he tell me he no gonna take dees playing without no theenking… I wuss put my face down een my hands, jew know? To hide my laughings. I love dees man, dees Bobby man…”
Sorry, i haven’t looked at it. Perhaps I should before I comment……nah.
How about Scoscia (sp?), Madden. I have learned to loathe the term ‘player’s coach.’ translation: no discipline and a cap on how far you can go with your level of success. Cox, Mark Richt, Jim Mora Jr., Bobby Cremins, et al. Atlanta has been pregnant with them. They all can bring in talent, they all have measures of success, they all fail to win the big one. I have honestly come to believe that the only reason the Braves won one WS is because Mike Hargrove is just an incredibly horrible manager. I mean, he lost a WS to Bobby Cox.