Quite a strange couple of hours. The Braves PR department just sent out a press release stating that Chipper would not be holding a press conference today and that he was not available to the media prior to the game this afternoon.
Just what we wanted to be concentrating on during the Rays series. Why can’t he just stop saying stuff until he’s ready to say something decisive. We’ve all seen this show before. At least Bobby wasn’t Waffled.
Bub – I’m gonna guess that “pulling a Bub” means having a little fun with the Board via misleading hilarity. Like…go to this site and you’ll see Chipper’s press conference live!! http://beedogs.com/index_files/page0008.htm
Rain delay gave me time to finally listen to the show. Good job Curt, Ball Park and Scot. Speaking of the delay..on the radio show a caller asked, with Diaz out, who is the emergency catcher? They said it’s actually Tommy Hanson!! Could that be real?
Chipper as batting coach?? Well that would solve at least two problems!
Oh Brooksy. I always assume serious clutch hits from him but I guess I have to allow him to be human. I wish Melky had made it to 2nd. I’m listening to the game on my phone which means I can’t talk to you fine people AND listen at the same time. I miss my peeps!
As a younger fan, this is a sad day. I will always respect and love CJ for what he was and admire him for what he is doing. My brothers and father are comparing it to being bigger than Ozzie Smith’s retirement (The other 1/2 of fam is from StL), so I hope he gets the fanfare he deserves. For a Cards fan since the 40s, my Dad, to say that to me, it says a lot. (but he has been a closet Braves fan since I started rooting for them.- age 5) Chipper will be respected forever, especially if he ends it on his own terms. My dad doesn’t get on his high horse for many athletes, since he was an olympian (and I will leave it at that for privacy reasons- he kicked a ball for a while), but to hear what he said about CJ was pretty special for me. He went pretty far back in Cards folklore for comparisons. I love this game.GO BRAVES!
Bub, You were upset or annoyed (you did quote it) that I called the offensive performance aganst Ian Kennedy “pathetic”. You did pedict the Braves making the playoffs. My obvious assumption is that pitchers who are better than Ian Kennedy will be pitching at that time (the playoffs), and that is why I called the performance on that day pathetic. I usually don’t defend a post, but a critique of a critique from you, of all people, is amusing. I’m sorry I offended you, but I feel no runs against Ian Kennedy is a sign of bad things to come. I’m sorry if I have offended you, and I’m sure you’ll let me know if a I have. Also, please excuse any grammatical errors. I haven’t taken an English class in over half a decade, nor do I work in a profession that requirea it.