Excellent show. Agreed on the Heyward LVP. Agreed on McCann being dogged and both of the unders. Begrudgingly agreed that Bobby has … ugh… well, can I just say he’d done less to subtract from the team than he has in a long, long time?
Here’s a question: if you had a magic injury potion, would you spend it on Chipper to keep Infante in the line up, or on Kawakami when Jurrjens comes back? Can you imagine if JJ had pitched all the games with which KK has built his 0-8 record? I say that’s at least 3 more wins, even if JJ struggled some.
I’m going to go against my first instinct, which is to predict a 3-4 week with Heyward, Prado, and Chipper all with hurt hands and no Saito and no rest and visiting the Twins… and instead predict: 6 and 1. Cuz I’ve lost my mind in Braves love.
Game 2 of the Phillies series is my fave also. Mostly because I was there with freakin awesome seats and no one asked me to take them to Toon Town or hold them because they were tired and hot. AND…some nice old guy bought me a beer.
Couldn’t McCann have one clear lens for his good eye? It seems like that would be fairly easy.
J-Hey? LVP? WHAT? Hate hate hate! Just kidding. What do we think about J-Hey’s thumb issues? Very nervous about the kid.
“I think Bobby deserves a lot of credit.” Curt
Just thought we needed that in writing.
I just got done laughing from Curt comparing the April Braves to a corpse floating down the river. That show was strong to quite strong. Props to Hammy and Curt for mentioning the World Cup. Did you guys see Edson Buddle on Saturday? Nate like Buddle. Nate want Buddle to start against England on Saturday. Anyway, back to the Braves.
Wow, Bub picked 6-1. Unbelievable. I’m gonna go with 5-2. Kudos to renaming the LVP the McLouth. I think Heyward deserves it. You can’t talk about how you love being in clutch situations and then strike out all over the place. C’mon. How lame is that Heyward. He has lost his Manbeast title. I think Hinske is starting to come back to planet Earth too. I saw from DOB that Chavez has an ERA over 11 and batters are hitting like .328 against him. Why is he on the team? Cough. Mike Dunn. Cough. The first Marlins game we lost was a Chavez debacle too. If we had held what KK left, then we would have won, but, as Hammy pointed out, this is baseball and you can’t win ‘em all. Bobby, judging from postgame quotes, was pretty disappointed with Chavez , and I was glad to hear that he was very disappointed the series was not won today. Wouldn’t be surprised to see Mr. Heyward get another day off and Mr.Chavez a trip to AAA. With the bullpen pitching the way they are, Chavez sticks out as the why is on this team guy. Especially with Dunn at AAA having a 0.70ish ERA, and his WHIP is a respectable 1.09. That decision should be a Dunn deal. Wah-Wah. (Price Is Right failure horns playing in head for that pun)
Possible additional pick for upcoming week: Next area of injury. This team has gone from groins to hamstrings to hands in their injury progression. What’s next? Also, what is it with the McBlinds? (don’t both have vision problems)
Teaching drum lessons with a headache is awful. I wish ten year olds practiced more. I hope I get to experience some great baseball later today. Is the baseball draft really actually televised? Do people watch? I guess there are fans even more die hard than me. The Braves have yet to contact me on resurrecting my 2B skills.
“What do tigers dream of when they take a little tiger snooze?”
Still makes me laugh every time. Anne, way to slow and my arm is the big reason why my high school coach pointed at the space between first and second and said “go get ‘em kid”. My high school coach must have read “Cliche Encouragement for Players” by Bobby Cox. I hate West Coast start times. Oh well, maybe this next kid practiced………
Haha…Kate, you could be right. Do you listen to that podcast?
Maybe everyone’s already heard the interview with Jim Joyce the night of the terrible blown call robbing Galarraga of the perfect game. If not, you should. It’s painful but as was said on the show that guys got a butt load of character. You can tell the media guys felt bad for him.
I was wondering, since there are a few parents on the blog, what you thought of Galarraga’s reaction. I thought it was a good example of great sportsmanship for the kids. He didn’t cuss, scream, or throw his glove. He just smiled and got the next out. I was just talking with the father of one of my student’s, and he said he’s using it as an example for all his little leaguers. Pretty cool idea.
Rambo the miniature pomeranian (he came named) was taken off the mean streets of Birmingham AL and brought to Atlanta GA to star as Mama Rose’s “Chow Mein” in a production of Gypsy in 2002. I drew the short straw and got to keep him. He came with hip displasia and blindness in one eye. They told me he was about 1 at the time…I think he’s older, but have no proof. He’s now nearly completely blind and deaf to boot. His little back legs just aren’t working like they should. He’s otherwise healthy (tail up, eating, will lick your hand, goes outside as he should) but collapses after a few steps. I’ve been putting of a vet visit for some weeks. Maybe they can do something for him…for all I know, he’s diabetic and will be fine with a drug regimen. This dog moves so slowly, I should re-name him Garret Anderson. (ABT Announcer Scott knows this dog!)