July 26, 2010

Show #118: Our Interview with Braves Great, Otis Nixon

Otis discusses missing the ’91 postseason, why there are fewer stolen bases today, The Catch, and much more.


 

 

664 Responses to “Show #118: Our Interview with Braves Great, Otis Nixon”

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  1. 451
    Bub Says:

    Mara, I’m plenty encouraged about McLouth for 2011. But I hope they leave him down there until then, let him work that swing all the way back into habit-shape. Because when he came back up, he went right back to the swing that got him in trouble.

  2. 452
    Curt Says:

    I’m discouraged. I don’t want him ever wearing an Atlanta uniform ever again. I’m quite serious about that. And I don’t want the Braves entertaining the idea of bringing him up to take anyone’s spot on this team.

  3. 453
    Nate Says:

    I wish he could have done some more of that for our Major League club. I’m over Nate McLouth for 2010. No more. I don’t want to think about him in 2011. His whole game sucked at the Major League level this year.

  4. 454
    Bub Says:

    I’m not as willing to write him off as Curt, but I have to admit he seems to react adversely to pressure. It’s been guessed that the mental part of his game has always suffered, and that the low pressure of Pittsburgh was a large part of his success. If this is true, the last thing we want is for him to be in a post season line-up.

    However, with the 6 million owed to him next year, I figure the chances of replacing him with a legit CF are slim. There’s always the possibility he can turn the corner on his “pressure problem,” if that’s the real case. Or maybe even become trade-able.

    He has won me over with his classy reaction to being sent down. I’m pulling for him, though with hesitation.

  5. 455
    Bub Says:

    I was taking solace in the fact that St. Louis was one of the only other contending teams who hadn’t made a move. Now they’re getting Westbrook. Down to us and the Reds for stagnant contenders.

  6. 456
    Kate Says:

    lineup: 1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Jones 3B, 4. McCann C, 5. Glaus 1B, 6. Hinske LF, 7. Gonzalez SS, 8. Cabrera CF, 9. Jurrjens P

  7. 457
    Nate Says:

    You have to be Venezuelan to play 2B or SS for the Braves. It’s a new Bobby Cox rule.

  8. 458
    Bub Says:

    Prado delay is KILLING ME. Seems like no news is bad news.

  9. 459
    Nate Says:

    Yeah, the longer it takes makes me wonder how broken? and how long? this is weird…

  10. 460
    Bub Says:

    Good grief, I hate to be a nagging ned, but if the Padres’ non-spendin’ asses get Ludwick and we don’t get a bat…

  11. 461
    Bub Says:

    Bowman says Prado’s at the stadium, but still no news. Definitely wondering if the silence is deadline related, as in, bad news, but protecting leverage.

  12. 462
    Bub Says:

    That big ol’ white mega shirt Bowman wears in his tweet photo … not good.

  13. 463
    Bub Says:

    Giants in talks for Kelly Johnson.

    C’mon, Frank, can we just get a little “in talks” rumor or whatever? I’m sleeeepy. Tease me enough to keep me awake till the ballgame.

  14. 464
    Anne Says:

    Bowman’s a BIG dude, Bub.

  15. 465
    Bub Says:

    I knew he was big, but… that shirt makes it look like you could fit one David O’Brien in each boob.

  16. 466
    Bub Says:

    DOB:Prado has ”stable avulsion fracture” of right pinky, no DL decisioon yet. Might be only 7-10 days

    I know everybody here gets his tweets, but there it is. To the googlemobile… “avulsion…”

  17. 467
    Anne Says:

    You mean, “moob.” Oh, I crack myself up!!

  18. 468
    Bub Says:

    http://orthopedics.about.com/od/brokenbones/a/avulsion.htm

    That’s an avulsion fracture. “Stable” means “one which is likely to stay in a good (functional) position”

  19. 469
    Nate Says:

    I hope we get Diory instead of Hicks. Someone who can at least feign some hitting potential at the plate. We’ll still get Prado back before the Phils get Utley back, but how much more futile does that make our offense until Prado returns? This is obviously Ham’s punishment for making him an if.

  20. 470
    Curt Says:

    I don’t want to hive the impression that I am rooting against McLouth. I would never do that. He is just my Yunel I guess. I’m over him.

    Bautista is playing for the Jays today so he’s not headed our way just yet.

    I guess good news from bad news on the Prade front. That could have been much worse. Maybe this will inspire some guys to get off the mat.

  21. 471
    Bub Says:

    Curt, I came very close to being over Nate. For me it was the no-throw to third on a tag-up in one of his last pre-demotion games. His play in the outfield, when that’s all he’s bringing to the table, was nearly disgusting.

    But his attitude about getting sent down, coupled with his good signs in AAA and Bobby/Wren’s apparent willingness to keep him on a short leash, has calmed my nerves.

    It’s just too much bad juju for the Braves to host the absolute, irrevocable pre-30-yrs-old downslide of Andruw, Frenchy, and Nate in this short a time span. We deserve a little break. At least, that’s my story and I’ll likely not stick to it.

  22. 472
    Bub Says:

    Angels “asked about” Manny. We can’t even make the news for asking about somebody??? Is Frank awake? Hullo? Paging Mr. Wren. Dr. Givvadam is on Line One again. Please pick up soon.

  23. 473
    Bub Says:

    Not saying we’re inactive, but I just clicked on just the Braves section of MLB Trade Rumors. It says we might trade Dale Murphy.

  24. 474
    Curt Says:

    That would be ‘give’

    to bub’s earlier point, the Yanks just got Berkman for $12 and a bag of magic beans. We couldn’t have pulled off that deal? Or A deal?

  25. 475
    Anne Says:

    Those will be some sure-to-repeat-on-you beans.
    Please. We didn’t want THAT deal.
    Silence is golden.

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