I LIKE the red jerseys just not the hats that go with them. As does Cledus…if he were still he would say so himself. I haven’t been able to listen to all of the show yet. However I think we miss Martin way more than Chipper. We’re used to missing Chipper. Losing Martin was a huge blow. He was hitting the ball solidly all year, until his injury, while Chipper was spotty most of the time and a ticking time bomb the rest. Yes, he’s the hero and yes he was getting hot and yes I’m pretty much in love with Meadow. Still…good show so far and Steve, I guess it’s your birthday? Happy Birthday!
I think that MLB is doing a disservice by not announcing the start times for these games. I think if Braves fans knew it was a 1:35 start time they would buy tickets. The not knowing if it is going to be at 1 or 8 is screwing it up.
And how do you show up last weekend and not want to show up Sunday?
Mara – you can redo your post season line up after the conclusion of the Division Series. You can also sub out any injured player in mid series. So, when the Bravos go to the NLCS, if JJ is healthier, he’d likely join the rotation and bump Beachy, for example.
Getting back to the fan interest as it related to the Falcons game last Sunday. Spoke to a buddy who said they were posting the score of the Braves game all throughout the 2nd half and there was much fan reaction to it. And that the club level was packed with people watching the 9th.
But, all the complaining about a blown call, while valid, overshadows the fact that we couldn’t score a single freaking run. I’m not writing off tonight, in any way. We are capable of scoring some runs. But what a waste last night was of amazing pitching by the Bravos.
First of All, I cant remember a Braves Game this satisfying (was only two years old in 95). Its this kind of game, this kind of magic, that gives us a chance (because we sure dont have the talent to beat the phils and yanks).
Moreover, I read through the last 100 comments. Could not have been more negative (not a shot on you guys), yet the Braves had every reason and chance to lose this game. But for some obscure and uncharacteristic reason we didn’t. Since the Bottom of the 1st inning vs Cubs on April 5th, something special has surrounded this team and they continue to keep it going. Why not Believe?
I agree But. *funny on so many levels*. I find myself asking “How’d we get here” way more often than “How far can we go”. I want to either win the next two or lose the last one. If we don’t clinch at home I don’t want to go on to play the Phillies. Make sense? Does that make me a bad fan?
Bub – it’s a great point about Kimbrel. He gets lost in the Ankiel/Glaus mania. But I have to believe that to the baseball people on the Braves, last night was his definitive coming out party as our next closer.