October 18, 2010

Show #130: The Braves 2010 Season Comes To A Close

The NLDS loss.  Fredi Gonzalez is announced.  TP moves gigs.  And our 2010 season awards.



274 Responses to “Show #130: The Braves 2010 Season Comes To A Close”

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  1. 1
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Aw Hammy…you’ve come so far this season! Martin Prado MVP indeed! I say Gonzalez is the LVP for the series for sure. Conrad’s errors were way easier to swallow than his lame attempt (or lack there of) to run to first base with an elimination game on the line…NO EXCUSE! Still mad…can you tell?

  2. 2
    Steve Says:

    Hey Mara – I considered Gonzo for LVP, but his 2 run double in game 2 just wouldn’t let me do it. And he was pretty stellar in the field as well. Remember, he played half of 3rd base for Troy on Monday night as well.

    Anyone have thoughts on how game 3 (ALCS) will go tonight? I think Cliff Lee dominates. Curt is pretty sure it goes the other way.

  3. 3
    Curt Says:

    Right, as always

  4. 4
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I don’t care Steve…anything before his infield bobbled by Renteria supposed to be hit is lost on me. I can’t get over it.

  5. 5
    Mara Wanna Says:

    I pretty much love the Rangers right now. I don’t get the whole “claw” but I love watching Yankee fans leaving their seats.

  6. 6
    Curt Says:

    How much sweeter would it be if it was 3-0 right now.

  7. 7
    Steve Says:

    Curt – agreed. But I think that 3 – 1 is just around the corner.

  8. 8
    Kate Says:

    Mara – the claw is just a long distance high five.

  9. 9
    Steve Says:

    Both Melky and Saito just released by the Bravos.

  10. 10
    Curt Says:

    interesting, but not surprising.

  11. 11
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Greg Norton-batting coach. Assess.

  12. 12
    Bubdylan Says:

    I would like Norton. He has a good sense of humor, which they say is a sign of a good teacher. Not because being funny while you teach is so great (though it is), but humorous minds are well equipped to teach anecdotally.

    I made all that up. Could you tell?

  13. 13
    Steve Says:

    I saw the stuff about Norton as well. But also that it’s totally untrue and that he will remain with the Marlins AAA team.

  14. 14
    Mara Wanna Says:

    Why do people mess with me?

  15. 15
    Bubdylan Says:

    Finally got to listen to the show. Pretty cathartic & also funny.

    Appreciated the positive moments from the Ted being reported.

  16. 16
    Steve Says:

    Thanks, Bub. Glad you liked it.

  17. 17
    Bubdylan Says:

    Rank the personalities of the 2010 team if you’re bored enough. I’ll go first:

    1. Kenshin Kawakami
    2. Billy Wagner
    3. Matt Diaz
    4. Martin Prado
    5. David Ross
    6. Derrek Lee
    7. Brooks Conrad
    8. Jair Jurrjens
    9. Derek Lowe
    10. Brian McCann

  18. 18
    Bubdylan Says:

    11. Jonny Venters

    Our goes to eleven…

  19. 19
    Walker Says:

    Is it bad that I’m cheering for the Yankees because I hate George Bush?

  20. 20
    Curt Says:

    Freeman hurt his thumb in an Arizona Fall League game. I sense a hidden problem coming next season from another Braves’ player.

  21. 21
    Anne Says:

    Fellas – finally got a chance to listen to the show last night on my way home from work. The nostalgia and good feelings about this past season were just great – I had a mini-smile on my face the whole drive.

    Bub – personality chart – don’t know how you’re listing your eleven by rank. Having nothing to do with playing the game, but just on personality: my zero personality ranking is Jason Heyward and my 10 personality ranking is Peter Moylan. (11 is, of course, his change-up, Dave.)

  22. 22
    Bubdylan Says:

    Curt, me, too.

    Anne, I meant KK was my favorite and on down to Venters being my 11th favorite. I forgot about Peter.

    I miss Ohman.

    I guess I hope the Yankees go on and lose, but I have this fantasy where the Yankees buy 3 championships in a row and the outcry is enough to force action.

    But it’s a dumb fantasy. Even if the machine/empire could be beaten that way, you just CAN’T buy championships in baseball, period. Even if the Yankees got so good they won 75% of their games – that’s 120 wins per year!! – they would still have to defeat a team that won 60% of their games in a 7-game series. It’s still a coin toss. It’s still a game where 2 hits in ten tries means you go back to the minors and 3 hits in ten tries gets you in the hall of fame. It’s SO impossible to separate the best team from the second best in 7 games under those conditions.

    So all the Yankee travesty really gets you is a perpetually frozen American League East.

  23. 23
    Curt Says:


    I don’t even get the sense that there is an outcry. There might be some under the breath mumbling about what the Yankees do, but with revenue sharing these small teams are content to sit back and make money by not fielding a team. I wish we had owners like the Yanks. Win at any cost. Literally. I can’t fathom owning a professional sports team and having no desire to win. Why even do it? Where is your spirit? Where is your commitment to your fans? (And I’m not even talking about Liberty). If I’m a Royals fan, I would boycott that team until it was sold. It’s disgraceful. I hate the Yankees, but they have the cash and they sure as hell spend it on fielding that team to win championships, not the wild card.

    Would you guys trade JJ to get a bat? Seems to be a lot of chatter around to that end lately.

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    Bubdylan Says:

    I don’t fault the Yankees’ ownership at all. They’re playing within the system. I do hate the system, though. You can’t have a team with full of all stars and still pretend you’re providing a great product for the fans (other than the lucky ones that happen to root for that team).

    BTW, “Seven Samurai” isn’t just some art flick you’re supposed to like. It’s actually way good.

  25. 25
    Curt Says:

    Agreed. System sucks.

    Did you get a chance to see Lives of Others yet?

    I was watching some Harold Lloyd films with my kids the other night. I don’t know if anyone knows him, but he is truly amazing. Just poetic. It’s old black and white silent stuff, like Buster Keaton. The kids couldn’t stop laughing.

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