Nicest thing about tonight was not being the least bit surprised to find the Braves methodically beating the Tampa Bay Rays.
I don’t know about Hudson’s sinking two-seamer in the sweltering heat tomorrow. I’ve either observed or imagined that heat+humidity brings trouble to Huddy sometimes, but it’s a tough call since he plays in Atlanta after all. But I did notice his awesome performace in Minnesota came in cooler temps.
What an absolute pleasure tonight was. A methodical beating indeed. Do the Rays really look significantly better than the Braves? I don’t think so.
Curt – that’s hilarious about the organist. You’re a genius is really what I took away from that story.
Tcc – LOVED the jumpin’ hip bump thing that Hinske and McCann did. It may have been my favorite part of the game. It speaks to the fun this team is having and the HUGE positive impact Hinske is clearly having on everyone. I love it.
I tell you Bub, being at the game last night, they are a machine. Prado getting on seemingly every time. Glaus knocking in runs. Everyone chipping in. The starting pitching is solid. The bullpen is superb. You look over the entire team and there are only 2 or 3 guys – McLouth, Chavez, Chipper – that you don’t feel completely positive about. It’s hard for me to grapple with after how terrible we have been the past few years.
Amazing we just took 4 of 6 from the Twins and Rays. When we were being swept in St. Louis I’m not sure we ever thought that was possible.
Were I still in Alabama I would crash Bubdylan’s party. What a game. What a series. Loving Braves baseball right now. I also love that we face KC while the Mets face the Yankees. Seems like the Phillies are starting to figure out their woes.
(I had to drive my sister to the lake, but now I’m ready to PARTY DOWN!!!!!)
What a freaking team, huh??? I’m high on Bravesness. Damn, DAMN, what a great run.
Twins have the most home wins in baseball, and the Rays have the most road wins in baseball, on top of being 1st place teams. And we beat BOTH of them at their strongest venue, after losing the 1st game in both series!
What else can you say? This is some awesome, awesome baseball. This isn’t some well-maybe-if-we-keep-this-up-and-such-and-such-comes-true baseball. It’s solid, bonafide, no more waiting, happy right now baseball.
GO FREAKING BRAVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUMMER HAPPY TIME!!!!!