If you mean because Curt’s pessimistic, I have to claim originality for my own pessimism. It’s the first Spring I’ve ever entertained such dismal hopes for the Braves. I thought we’d get very bad years from Hanson, JJ, Pastornicky, Chipper, and the manager, possibly Prado and Hudson, too. Also thought a general funk and bad team chemistry would abound. I’ve been mostly wrong. Still expect the pitching to fade some, but the team’s got more potential than I gave them credit for.
Another OPP field hit for Heyward. I wonder if anyone’s keeping track of our hitters going the other way. The new hitting coach seems like the real deal. The plate approaches are night and day from last year. Reminds me of the Red Sox when they put together their hitting philosophy a few years ago. The Rays, too.
Offense….yes. 7-0 braves. Heyward and freeman and Mcann are on fire.
Bub – I had a similar thing happen last summer. I was on a business trip and I had a terrible gut pain right around my kidney. I was so uncomfortable sitting in a plane, could barely walk. Went through a bunch of tests, including an ultrasound. They found nothing. It stopped and I thought I must have passed a kidney stone. But the test results said no, it was not a kidney stone. It came back once more and then just went away. The last doctor said it was probably infection in the lining of the small intestines. Can happen from food, from almost anything. It hasn’t happened at all since then.
Steve, Curt, did you guys see Anne’s tweet about ABT meeting up the night they retire Smoltz’s number? Not sure if we could get tickets but it’s a good thought. I was just curious since I didn’t see a reply and ya know…you guys are so good about responding to tweets.