#25 – Did you see the very start of the game with the shot of Heyward looking REALLY pissed in the dugout? Not sure what it means. Not that it means anything. But it was good to see some emotion out of him.
It’s fun hearing the teams we beat-up express their awe of the Braves. Jim Tracy, in his post-game comments: “arguably as good a staff as anyone in the national league”… “when you’re dealing with a staff of this magnitude…” “Against a pitching staff like this i give credit to the fact it was a game effort on our part.”
Bubdylan @ 37, i agree with you. You can feel more connected to the franchise by learning about those other teams. the braves museum helps with that, i think. i have a book called “101 reasons to love the braves”, and it has alot of really interesting tid bits in it.
the braves won thier first world series at home in fenway park. thats right, fenway was our home ballpark. how about that? i think that stuff is cool.
#37, I always like looking at the listed heights and weights of professional athletes from back then. Kind of a different game. It’s great history nonetheless. Maybe our guys can rattle off a finish like their 1914 version. Should we start calling Uggla Rabbit and McLouth Possum?
Was it a coincidence that he (Heyward) was upset on camera when they said that? (mentioning him being pulled from the lineup.) Was he upset with himself for not even moving to get away from the ball? Was he upset at Freddi?
#25, Isn’t that 5 in a row over the Rockies this year?
#35, Tracy speaks highly about all the teams that beat the Rockies; if the other team pitching is outstanding it explains a loss and lengthens his career.
Lowe maybe could duplicate his September performance but why take a chance? If opportunity knocks, trade him to the first team that will take his guaranteed salary and use the money to keep the young stars. If you get anything else, it is a bonus.
One area where Francoeur beats Heyward is in attitude and friendliness. At home or on the road, nobody smiles more, signs more autographs, and is friendlier than Frenchy. Will never forget the game in Colorado before he got traded when he took extra time after the National Anthem to pose for a picture and spend a momment with a special girl; this was after numerous autographs prior to that. No other Brave came near the fence. If and when, Heyward gets his head, body and game straightened out he will be the better player. Will he ever be a better man?
Phillies average attendence: 45,482. Braves: 28,602. Does anyone honestly believe that the revenue from 17,000 more a game doesn’t make a difference on what a team’s future expeditures and success will look like?