Nate, I would love to get Infante back on this team.
Leah, to answer your bewilderment about me supporting the return of Bobby, we really didn’t frame it with any context on the show. Originally, we had compared it to Jack McKeon returning to manage the Marlins after their manager quit. Would I want them to re-hire Bobby? No. Would I want him to come in, should Fredi be fired, and handle the remainder of the season? I wouldn’t mind it. There would certainly be some excitement from the players that would only help the team, in my opinion.
It can not be healthy to be as happy as I am right now because of the Atlanta Braves. Went to bed thinking about Uggla’s homer. Woke up and the first thing that flashed through my head … Uggla’s homer.
I really do love home runs. I didn’t always. I was all about some small ball (hush, Leah), and said many a condescending word about homer-lovers. But I’m over that. Hit the little white ball out of the park. Way out, like Dan Uggla does it, is even better.
Same for strike outs, which as a Maddux fan I used to be pretty indifferent to*. But Javier Vazquez woke me up to how sexy K’s are. Now with Kimbrel I’m in Heaven again.
*Have no idea why Smoltz’s K’s didn’t excite me that much.
#101 When you guys complain about his decisions, I get it. You make good points that make sense. I just remember last year during the 9 game losing streak or after tough losses, even I could see the mistakes Bobby made. I could list off how I would have done things differently. We’re winning like crazy! So if we lose a lot it’s the manager’s fault. If we win the manager gets no credit? I’m not trying to be sarcastic (shocking I know).
#102 “I was all about some small ball (hush, Leah)” stealing all my fun.
#107: It’s a valid point. And one could certainly say, “they’re winning, how can you complain about anything?”
That said, there are just some bad baseball decisions being made (Gonzalez in the 2 hole for the 5th straight game) that the team is winning despite of and some other bad decisions (overuse of Venters) that may hurt the team long term.
#109 I’m not saying you shouldn’t complain about anything, I’m just saying for one I don’t want Bobby back. His rose colored glasses filtered perspective was too much for me. I shouldn’t even try to have an opinion since the only info I read is from this very board. I don’t have time to venture far and wide like I used to so I usually just hop on the general consensus or at least agree with Bub but…I want to give Fredi G. some time. Wanting Bobby back in the case of overusing Venters doesn’t play…lest we forget.
One of the best things about Freeman’s power surge is that it’s STILL coming off this compact swing of his. Amazing. He’ll always be in position, with that swing, to do something with whatever pitch is offered. Starting to wonder if his ceiling isn’t way higher than – dangit, I forgot his name; you all interviewed him a couple times – than he figured.