BTW, I noticed I was the first post…. is it just me or does it REALLY bother you that people seem like they sit around waiting for DOB to post so they can say “FIRST!” and like the first 5 post are “first.” Just thought I would put that out there.
In ’91 I was in High School and the extent of my interest in baseball was directly related to the level of interest held by my current boyfriend.
Great show. I think Uggla will continue. He was robbed yesterday of a single and hit a sacrifice fly. I loved the streak, the Rev and my boys were really into it, but I’m kinda glad it’s over. Takes some pressure off. Really wanna see Mac get a hit and Linebrink get an out. Nervous about this week.
Granted Born has a longer track record, and I’m happy to see him w/ the Braves…I don’t understand Steve’s greater adulation for him over Constanza when they both are bringing the same things to ATL so far…and one w/o spending any money.
not caught up in uggla’s hit streak? how is that possible? i was at the game friday and the biggest buzz in the air was about the streak. i think i was more upset about the streak being over than i was about losing the game. over all i was pretty sad yesterday.
the streak was huge for the city, and i wish it could have continued through the homestand.
this is a huge week for the braves, for sure. right now, it seems like a 3 team race for the wildcard, between the braves, the cardinals, and either the dbacks or giants. since we play both the giants and dbacks, this is probably the biggest week of games so far this season.
The 1991 season was special but I really did not get a chance to follow it like I wanted to. I had been a Braves fan my entire life growing up in Atlanta (East Point) and when the Braves entered the post season. I was on a ship on my second tour in the Persian Gulf. Luckily for us we had AFRTS (The troops called it A-FARTS) and the entire post-season was on the radio every MORNING at about 2 to 3 AM. Yep, I had to stay up all night to listen to the World Series and I remember it as sort of euphoric and could not believe the Braves were in it. I never got to SEE one pitch live…just highlights weeks later. There was no internet or satellite T.V. I had this little radio with an “ear bud” that you guys mentioned earlier. (Wow, are we really that old?)
So to listen to the games I had to wake up in the middle of the night. You would think that if you put an antenna to the side of a steel naval ship that you would hear radio stations all over the world, but no. I had to go outside the “skin of the ship” to pick up reception. On Naval vessels, you were not allowed to go “out” at night. This was known as “Darken ship.” (If a enemy saw the hatch open they would know your location) But in our case it was more of a safety risk. In the middle of the ocean at night it is PITCH BLACK outside. So, I would find a nice cozy place on the flight deck and listen to the World Series. One night, I was outside, (not sure which WS game) and I saw some movement on the flight deck. I removed my ear bud and heard someone say “who is that! Get him!” so I scurried inside and went back to my rack… The next day one of the Chief’s approached me and asked what I was doing outside. Of course I acted like I had no idea what he was talking about and he told me that he was in the “tower” and saw the Navy SEALS doing some secret training ops. He told me that if I had been caught I would have been in a ton of trouble. I love the Braves!
The 1992 season for me was better though. We had pulled into port in New Jersey for ammo onload and was not allowed to leave the ship. So here we were, in America and I could not watch or hear game 7 of the NLCS. Soooooo, being the nifty Sailor that I was, I took an old T.V. and took about 10 clothes hangars and tied them together. I opened the “overboard discharge” pipe on the side of the ship and fed the hangars out of the side of the ship. (I can only imagine how “red neck” it must have looked from outside), anyway, I got to watch the game and see “The slide” which to me is my most memorable Braves moment to this day…..
Doc, that’s great stuff. Thanks for sharing. My dad was in the navy during Vietnam and told me a pretty crazy story about being on watch one night. He was on a big transport ship and was in the middle of the Pacific. At some point, a big wave hit and he was thrown off the back of the ship. He ended up being caught in a cargo net, which prevented him from falling into the water and never being seen again.
I agree Steve with letting Heyward play against all the righties. I don’t know how he can get better if he doesn’t play.
These next 2 weeks are a chance for us to bury the Giants and Cardinals so we can organize and rest the last week in September. We need to be locked and loaded. No reason to lose in the NLDS this year.
If you are the senior leader of the team, you are going to be asked about the team, the players and injuries. Should Chipper say “no comment”or, should that be saved for our wonderful politicians. 99% of the time, Chipper is pretty careful with what he says. Braves are a better team when he is out there at 80% or better. Can’t say that about you know who.
Everyone is right on about this week. Everyone needs to show up and play like it’s the playoffs. Hope the fans act like it also. 5-2 for the week and Braves are in the driver’s seat. Play like Saturday and Sunday and we lose momentum. But we’ll still be ok as Lowe will surely save us in September and Heyward will have a break out month. I’m hoping we all but wrap it up THIS WEEK!!!!
Runs are once again hard to come by for the Braves. Hard to figure not hitting for Hudson with two on and one out. Also can’t figure Heyward even playing; he does so well against lefties with a big curve ball. Can’t figure Freeman and Heyward back to back in the line up. It is going to be a long week with Bourn (6 LOB and an error; a big game player?) not able to do anything. Maybe it is time for Constanza to lead off; play the hot hand. This is frustrating. Oh, nice bunt from Hudson. Back to the small ball thing. Fredi is a loser; guess he is counting on Prado hitting a homer.
Yeah I thought for sure Hudson would be hit for right there. Down 3-2. Runners on corners with less than 2 outs and you sacrifice? But John J cmon lay off Bourn. A hitter cannot decide where the ball goes after he hits it. Both those balls were hit very sharply. And suggesting batting Bourn 8th is not a good idea.