March 05, 2012

Show #173: Braves Spring Training Games Start with a Thud

The expanded Wild Card, 1 hit + 9 home runs = bad start, Minor’s comments, McCann’s extension and Braun’s PED case.

 

 

113 Responses to “Show #173: Braves Spring Training Games Start with a Thud”

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  1. 76
    Bubdylan Understands Elegance Says:

    BTW, we’re not just last place in the Grapefruit league, we also have the worst run differential. And it ain’t even close. The 37 runs our pitchers have allowed is more than anyone. And the 17 runs we’ve scored is fewer than all but Miami and Tampa Bay.

    I wonder if we lead in projected starters hitting under .200; I’m guessing yes.

  2. 77
    Curt Says:

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/Atlanta-Braves-season-outlook-Tommy-Hanson-Brian-McCann-Chipper-Jones-030712

    Not-long-ago sensation Jason Heyward, limited by an injured right shoulder last year, must prove himself again. (When asked if the shoulder is healthy, Heyward replied, “I’m not going to be on the field if it’s not.”)

    Better than, “What relevance does that have?”

  3. 78
    Bubdylan Understands Elegance Says:

    Is it better? Sounds the same to me. Equally disingenuous and/or evasive.

  4. 79
    Curt Says:

    What’s the line (or paraphrase) – “Twas the winter of my discontent”

  5. 80
    Bubdylan Understands Elegance Says:

    Weird, I was already thinking “Twas the Summer of My Discontent” would be the name of my Braves blog if I made one. Because, you know, what a rarity that would be: a guy on the internet dooming and glooming about his favorite team.

  6. 81
    Leah Says:

    Hey! There’s a thought…Bubdylan writing a blog! Why hasn’t someone mentioned that before? :)

  7. 82
    Bubdylan Understands Elegance Says:

    Leah, if I had to pay close enough attention to this Braves team to write a blog, I’d throw myself in front of Tommy Hanson’s vehicle. (Hey, wait, that might be a pretty safe spot).

    Could the Bourn interview at the AJC be any more deflating? My goodness. Rather than pick at the parts that make me (and all the commenters) dislike him personally, I’ll throw this one out, which instead makes me hate the actual team:

    Q. When you got here, did the coaches talk to you about what they expected from you as a leadoff hitter?

    A. No. They just told me to go out and play. They didn’t want me thinking too much. They didn’t want me to worry about what is going on.

    Good times, Braves fans.

  8. 83
    Bubdylan Understands Elegance Says:

    1st inning: 4 pitches, 3 outs. Yay, aggression.

  9. 84
    Bubdylan Says:

    This is just a post to end that lame version of my name.

    Post.

  10. 85
    Nate Says:

    Can’t wait until The Rev gets to show off that arm against the Marlins…

  11. 86
    Nate Says:

    On Teheran: If you’re going to call/throw a first pitch fastball to every AL hitter you face and if that fastball has zero movement on it, then you are going to give up a lot of extra base hits. That’s why secondary pitches were invented fellas. If you can’t throw one for a strike you can’t play at that level.

    Offense: picked up right where we left off.

  12. 87
    Bubdylan Says:

    lol, Chuck James

  13. 88
    Bubdylan Says:

    THREE POINTS!! WE’VE GOT THREE POINTS!!

  14. 89
    Bubdylan Says:

    Blanked by the Yanks.

    Meanwhile, Derek Lowe is pitching to Brooks Conrad. Single for Brooksie!

    Sigh.

  15. 90
    Bubdylan Says:

    1 – 7

  16. 91
    Nate Says:

    12-28 in last 40.

  17. 92
    Leah Says:

    Bordering on insanity.

  18. 93
    Bubdylan Says:

    At least some averages are picking up and Teheran/Delgado somewhat recovered from their opening horror shows.

    What I can’t get my mind wrapped around is thinking a Pastornicky/Wilson combo is going to cut it. That’s gonna be a black hole offensively and who knows what defensively. And if Uggla takes any step back in defense from last year and we indeed start Pastornicky, we’re gonna have clown music playing when Hudson pitches.

  19. 94
    Bubdylan Says:

    Anybody want a kitten born from the stray I feed? They’re very very cute. And they look at me with wittle eyes that say “Pweeze, mister man, I no want to be euthan … euthan… I no wants to die :( :( :(

  20. 95
    Leah Says:

    That’d be a negative.

  21. 96
    Bubdylan Says:

    But … but … they’re so FLUFFY!!!

  22. 97
    Curt Says:

    Bull Durham is almost perfect.

  23. 98
    Bubdylan Says:

    Personal budget cuts = bye bye internet. Might check in via phone, but kinda doubt it. Sooooo slowwwwww. Everybody be good.

  24. 99
    Frigatedoc Says:

    Hello all…..first post of the season and I am already wondering if I should wait till next year…. maybe they are just holding back till the season starts? :)

  25. 100
    Curt Says:

    Good one, doc

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