January 17, 2012

Show #171: The Braves Make Offseason Moves (kind of)

The Jack Wilson signing.  The Prado contract.  Sizing up the Nationals.  And discussing the Chipper interview in the AJC.



111 Responses to “Show #171: The Braves Make Offseason Moves (kind of)”

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  1. 76
    Anne Says:

    Back from Sydney. Had two native Australians explain cricket to me over copious amounts of beer and tons of questions. Watched days of it broadcast from the Australia v. India test…nothing. Absolutely nothing. Just can’t grasp it. AND anyone who tells you baseball is boring needs to watch them some cricket. How did Peter Moylan ever find American baseball? Good on him for it. Go Braves!

  2. 77
    Steve Says:

    Anne – welcome back. Sounds like a great time.

  3. 78
    Steve Says:

    #75 – Awesome.

  4. 79
    Bubdylan Says:

    “I’m not going to stick around and be a role player. I’m not going to play the game just to earn a check. I want to produce. I want to be good. That’s all there is to it.”

    “I’m playing next year. I still feel like I can go out there and play a good third base and be a threat, at least, at the plate.”

    “As long as I stay healthy and I’m having fun, I’m going to keep going.”

    So, we’ve gone from Gotta Be Good, to Gotta Be a Threat to be Good, to Gotta Be Healthy. And when his health goes? Gotta Be Breathing? Gotta Be Awake?

  5. 80
    Bubdylan Says:

    Meh, just ignore that. Grumpy afternoon.


  6. 81
    Leah Says:

    #79 gotta have a face…

    Welcome the heck back Bubalicious.

    What could the big announcement be? So curious…

  7. 82
    Danny Says:

    I liked what I read today about our new hitting coach trio working with Heyward.

    Love #75! Hilarious!

    I think the announcement is that Hank is joining the team. Too bad he’ll probably bat after Chipper in the 4 spot all year!

  8. 83
    Walker Says:

    Go Patriots!

  9. 84
    Nate Says:

    #75, effing hilarious. Our success rate can only improve with Manager Magic 8 Ball. Who shakes it, though?

  10. 85
    Nate Says:

    #81, that’s a good point, Leah. I had hoped Jason would have taken that role over by now, and I’m pretty sure Chipper himself had hoped for the same.

    This team would certainly be a lot better if Freddie can improve on a strong rookie year, if Uggla can be more consistent, if Mac can stay healthy, if Prado can bounce back, if Bourn can find the production he had in Houston, and, lastly, if Jason can take over and be a force to be reckoned with and the most dangerous hitter in our lineup. That way anything from Chipper is just gravy. That’s a whole lot of ifs, though. It seems like every offseason there are a laundry list of ifs to this team reaching their full potential.

  11. 86
    Leah Says:

    Any more news on the big news today? So curious!

  12. 87
    Kate Says:

    I think it’s about the new uniform.

  13. 88
    Steve Says:

    It was indeed about the new uniform. Here’s the press release. Pretty interesting about the Friday/Saturday/Sunday uniform stuff:

    ATLANTA BRAVES UNVEIL A NEW ALTERNATE HOME UNIFORMRenewed Throwback Uniform Similar to 1966 The Atlanta Braves introduced a new alternative home uniform today that pays homage to the team’s past, reflecting the look of the 1966 team.The cream colored uniforms feature the traditional Braves script in red across the chest minus the tomahawk, red numbers on the front and back, navy piping, navy player letters and a new logo patch on the left sleeve. The logo patch has two criss-crossing tomahawks, the year “1876” – the franchise’s first season – and the words “Atlanta Braves.”Updates from the ’66 uniforms include player names across the back and a cool-base material. The ’66 uniforms were made of wool flannel.“We think these uniforms reflect the timeless tradition of Braves baseball,” said Braves President John Schuerholz. “In honoring our past we retain a classic look yet move forward with an updated design.”The alternates will be worn during Saturday and Sunday home games with the team’s traditional navy caps with red brims. The team will wear their red alternative jerseys for Friday night home games.

  14. 89
    Leah Says:

    Awesome. I wanted something exciting. Nothing against the new uniforms, they look great but just trying to get excited about this year.

  15. 90
    Walker Says:

    Wow its true. I guess the the path to winning a championship in pro sports is beating an Atlanta team.

  16. 91
    Leah Says:

    Mercy me…


  17. 92
    Steve Says:

    Settle down there, Leah. This is a family show.

  18. 93
    Leah Says:


  19. 94
    Nate Says:

    Most boring offseason ever?

  20. 95
    Leah Says:


  21. 96
    Leah Says:

    Since it’s so incredibly boring…”Pretend Love” by The Avett Brothers makes me laugh out loud.

  22. 97
    Walker Says:

    It was a boring offseason but it seemed to go by quick. We’ll be able to see baseball in 3 weeks.

  23. 98
    Curt Says:

    Looks like new show this week or next. To add to your boredom.

  24. 99
    Leah Says:

    Get some random movie picks ready.

  25. 100
    Curt Says:

    anyone seen Win, Win? It has been sitting at my house for a month and I can’t seem time to watch it. Wondering if I should just send it back.

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