September 12, 2010

Show #125: No Longer Atop the NL East

The re-emergence of Nate McLouth.  The decline of the starting pitching.  And following the team day to day.



85 Responses to “Show #125: No Longer Atop the NL East”

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  1. 76
    Will Says:

    ….i think i said it already a few months ago…its the economy. Going to the baseball game is disposable income…first thing that goes in a recession. which isnt over by a long shot. and the long laundry list of other junk special to atlanta – location, parking, ghetto

    only Curt would go to the games and not pay his mortgage or buy toys for his kids

  2. 77
    Bub Says:

    Will, does Philadelphia have its own economy?

  3. 78
    Steve Says:

    How about McLouth? It continues to stagger me what a turnaround he’s had. I’m starting to feel all funny in my hope meter right now.

  4. 79
    Bub Says:

    Steve, that’ll pass. It’s gonna get ugly in Pennsylvania.

  5. 80
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Howdy folks. Steve, the radio guys said Chipper’s been helping Nate in the batting cages. Telling him to try and hit the ball through the fence instead of over it. This could very well be old news…I’m way outta the loop. In any case, fire TP!

  6. 81
    Will Says:

    Its a bit unfair to compare Atl with Philly as we have nothing but sucked and they are coming off multiple WS appearances. Interested in Atl vs Phil attendance nos in 1997 Or so. Prob much better, no?

  7. 82
    Curt Says:

    1997 was the first year at Turner Field, and you are coming off two WS appearances, so you might get a big bump there, but attendance that year was nearly 3.5 million. Biggest year for attendance for the Braves was 1993 at 3.88 million.

    In 97 the Phils had just south of 1.5 MM fans. Their biggest year was last year, also after two WS appearances, and it was 3.8 MM.

  8. 83
    Steve Says:

    Bub – I hear ya. But we could also get dominant starts out of JJ and Hanson in games 1 and 3 (my faith in Minor is plummeting, and I know it’s just been a couple of bad innings for him, but…) and that could reshape the whole series. The Braves offense can show up. They can produce. And they seem to get up for the stud pitchers more than the middling or crappy ones.

    I’m not saying it will happen, but these last two games have heartened me enough to believe it could.

  9. 84
    Bub Says:

    We swept on the road? To (mis)quote Mr. Griswold, “I couldn’t be more surprised if I woke up tomorrow morning with my head sewn to the carpet.”

    Will, I guess you have a point about the Philly attendance. How is Atlanta doing compared with other new first placers, the Reds, Padres (as was), Rangers? (Not rhetorical: I don’t know.)

    I went and watched the Heyward homer off the do-hickey in Citi. Yowzers. It looked like the thing JUST started getting into its flight pattern as it left the yard! It’s amazing how his “irrelevant” comment sounded milder and milder as the ball flew on.

  10. 85
    Steve Says:

    Alright folks. New show in about 30 – 60 minutes. Big interview with Ernie Johnson and lots of stuff on the past week.

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