May 30, 2010

Show #109: The Braves Close In On First Place

The amazing month of May.  McLouth’s struggles.  Heyward vs. Hanson.  And ranking the NL East.


 

 

1,006 Responses to “Show #109: The Braves Close In On First Place”

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  1. 676
    Mara Wanna Says:

    This game is NOT fun. I’m going to watch Bub’s video again.

  2. 677
    Anne Says:

    Not at 11:01pm they hadn’t scored first.

  3. 678
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Hanson is falling apart! Sorry Anne…I must not have refreshed.

  4. 679
    Nate Says:

    This is getting ugly.

  5. 680
    Anne Says:

    I don’t know which part of #678 is best responded, “That’s what she said.” “Hanson is falling apart” or “I must not have refreshed.”

  6. 681
    Bub Says:

    Officially concerned that Tommy is regressing a bit. I half expected a rough outing from him today. It just seems like he labors every game. And also back to wondering if he tips his pitches. It’s remarkable how hittable he’s been even when his full arsenal is catching 4 different spots in the zone.

    Thanks for the thankses. It was fun.

  7. 682
    Mara Wanna Says:

    “tips his pitches”- explanation for the chick.

  8. 683
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I would really like for us to get some runs now. Dodgers have TONS of momentum.

  9. 684
    Nate Says:

    He has a tell on what he’s gonna throw. Either they can see the grip change, or he has a repetitive physical gesture in his delivery for each pitch that tells the batter what pitch he’s gonna throw. It could be anything no matter how small. For example, tilting your head slightly when you’re gonna throw a curve or slider. Not tilting it when throw the fastball. It’s kind of hard for me to explain. It’s like a tell in a poker game. If a guy’s got a good hand he always acts a certain way or has a gesture. When he’s bluffing he’ll smirk or wipe his brow.

  10. 685
    Bub Says:

    Mara, it’s the same as tipping your hand in poker. Sometimes pitchers develop little involuntary mannerisms they do just before a certain pitch, or certain pitches, during the early delivery or even just before the wind, and if a team’s scouts can find it in the video room, they can exploit it.

  11. 686
    Anne Says:

    “Mara,” all those F-bombs I neglected to drop on Tuesday? Hinske just covered me and then some.

  12. 687
    Nate Says:

    A pitcher on my high school rival would raise his glove to different levels in his delivery depending on whether he would throw a fastball or a curve, and we would crush him every time. It’s an unbelievable advantage for a hitter.

  13. 688
    Bub Says:

    I’m getting a little tired of F*** being the go-to word for baseball players getting mad. I mean, every time? That word? Think of the kiddies. It’s not like they save it up for the absolute worst. It’s nightly.

  14. 689
    Anne Says:

    Dodger Stadium capacity is 56,000 (allegedly) if nobody else answered that already…

  15. 690
    Bub Says:

    Anne, if you meant that Hinske made you cuss, then my following comment becomes awkward. I think/thought you meant Hinske went on another spree.

    I guess I’m old.

  16. 691
    Mara Wanna Sweep Says:

    Kids in bed. Now back to business. Thanks for the splaining and Anne, thanks for answering my Dodger Stadium question. Just saw a funny tweet…McLueless. And yes Bub, you are old but we’ve already covered this.

    Here it comes…J-Hey’s homer!

  17. 692
    Mara Wanna Sweep Says:

    Dammit!

  18. 693
    Mara Wanna Says:

    AHHHH… that’s why we’re losing. I switched computers and my name changed. Now, that’s better.

  19. 694
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Has Tommy always worn his hat semi-flat?

  20. 695
    Nate Says:

    Jim Powell: “Manny hasn’t hit much since he got suspended for the fertility pills.”
    Don Sutton: “He hasn’t gotten pregnant either.”

    Nicely done fellas. Nicely done. Thought I might share for those who don’t do the radio thing.

  21. 696
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Just so everyone knows, I can give Bub a hard time about being old since he’s all of 2 years older than I am. He just sounds old.

  22. 697
    Nate Says:

    Almost as good as Jim Powell saying McOut looks like he’s swinging in the dark and commenting that Hinske at least attempted to throw home in the 3rd on Ethier’s sac fly. I’m gathering that Jim Powell isn’t a big McOut fan. In the past Jim’s been equally as puzzled as I’ve been about McOut bunting with men on or RISP with the pitcher behind him. I much prefer Jim Powell to Chip.

  23. 698
    Mara Wanna Says:

    WHAT THE HECK! Heap wasn’t wearing his glasses!

  24. 699
    Nate Says:

    If I’ve learned anything from McOut’s and McCann’s season, it’s that vision is an essential element to hitting and baseball in general. Go figure.

  25. 700
    Mara Wanna Says:

    This game stinks.

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