March 27, 2011

Show #140: The Braves 2011 Campaign Set to Begin

Discussing the final roster moves.  Making our predictions for the 2011 season.  And what we hope to see during the first week.



125 Responses to “Show #140: The Braves 2011 Campaign Set to Begin”

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  1. 76
    Leah Says:

    Where’d Melky Cabrera’s gut go? Dude is tiny!

  2. 77
    Leah Says:

    Nate, he’s the second. Ichiro was first. Not bad…

    Welcome back Bluesman!

  3. 78
    Leah Says:

    Atleast that’s what I think Don Sutton may have said today unless I heard wrong or dozed off and dreamed it up.

  4. 79
    Leah Says:

    I just wanted four comments in a row. Three just wasn’t enough.

  5. 80
    QC Bravo Says:

    I think it wasn’t Ichiro – I think it was Kaz Matsui who had HRs on his first 2 opening days. And this wasn’t to start his career, but I believe Granderson had his 3rd Opening Day HR today.

    And Ham (if that is YOUR real name), I agree — would have liked to see Lowe at least finish the inning.

  6. 81
    QC Bravo Says:

    Here is a really, really insightful analysis of Heyward’s power on Opening Day

  7. 82
    Leah Says:

    Yeah…that’s who I meant.

  8. 83
    Curt Says:

    They said today that Heyward was the 2nd player in MLB history to homer in his first at bat as a rookie, and in his first at bat in his second season. The other was Kaz Matsui. Just to clear all of that stuff up.

  9. 84
    Wiley Says:

    I know Heyward and Lowe were the big stories. But to be honest, I loved seeing Kimbrel be relatively boring, in a good way. 1 2 3 and with great stuff. I never feel good about 1st year closers, much less a 22 year old 1st year closer, but seeing Kimbrel work quickly and efficiently made me feel a bit better.

  10. 85
    Leah Says:

    Curt, are you saying my comment was less than clear? I’m shocked and offended!

  11. 86
    Leah Says:

    Hah…the Rev just asked me what was happening with Strasburg.

  12. 87
    Wiley Says:

    Btw Curt (I think it was you who asked): We have opened at home twice in the past 7 seasons (2007 and 2010). So yeah that makes me mad and I know exactly what you mean.

  13. 88
    Walker Says:

    I and responsible for the epic #65 comment. Forgot to put my name in.

  14. 89
    Curt Says:

    Leah, yes

  15. 90
    Steve Says:

    BluesMan – good to hear from you.

    I’m basking in the win today. I feel amazingly good about the back-end of the bullpen, too. Obviously, I’m scared about the inevitable Sherrill (and to a lesser degree, Linebrink) appearance, but wow do Venters and Kimbrel look good.

  16. 91
    Leah Says:

    Total let down not having Braves baseball today. How will I survive!

  17. 92
    Steve Says:

    Leah – u coming to Turner Field next weekend for the Avett Bros concert? I just bought my ticket.

  18. 93
    Curt Says:

    Should be noted that Matsui’s homer in season 3 opener was an inside-the-parker.

  19. 94
    Steve Says:

    Curt #93 – Nice info.

  20. 95
    Curt Says:

  21. 96
    Leah Says:

    Steve, I’m MAD with envy. I’ll be seeing them saturday night in Charlotte but time and $ don’t allow for the trip down. I hope Scott Avett’s voice holds out. He has difficulties singing two days in a row sometimes. Have fun and take Curt’s wife since he’s such a grumpy pants and won’t take her himself.

  22. 97
    Curt Says:

    Leah, unfortunately for her, she will be at the beach with me next week. I did make her a fan though. Does that count for something? Have you gotten into Mumford and Sons?

  23. 98
    Leah Says:

    I like Mumford and sons. It counts for something…a little something. Gotta see’em live…just sayin.

  24. 99
    Leah Says:

    Bummer for Cards and “slappies”. Matt Holliday=emergency appendectomy.

  25. 100
    ham Says:

    Thanks for nothing, ‘Stros.

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