Too bad the Thrashers didn’t have as much luck. ASG never wanted a hockey team in the first place and therefore never invested in the community (with new ice rinks, etc like the other sunbelt teams did to grow the sport).
Proctor pitched well in two or three games, getting our hopes up, then he became “a disaster”.
He has been more luck than good (see 19 inning game) when he has “looked effective”. The ONLY thing he has going for him is major league experience, which is probably what keeps him on the team. You just don’t know how a minor leaguer will react until he is there…
The thing that probably keeps Fredi “running him out there” is that Proctor has “done it before” (i.e. in baseball, you just never know when it will “click” for someone and they will get in a grove – it happened with Linebrink…to the extent you can call it a ‘grove’).
Win or lose today, the Braves look like a tired, lethargic team lacking in enthusiasm. Looks like Conrad’s biggest concern is how big of a wad he can put in his cheek; our high school team doesn’t stand there and look at strike three. They look evenly matched with the Mets.