To be corny, I think the answer to which team is the Braves is “both.” For now. At some point in the season, they’ll find their identity. The bullpen is in flux. The young starters are finding themselves. The jury is out on Heyward and perhaps on Freeman, too, in some ways. Our best 3rd baseman is in left field.
Fredi, the moron, doesn’t know for sure what he has in Livan, Durbin, EOF, and Venters. Even in his moronic brain, there’ll be some settling into a rhythm for his BP use when their tendencies shake out more. Simmons just got here. And Medlen is about to be – or is he? – a starter, which could be a savior or a disaster. We won’t know who we are till 2nd half.
One highlight from last week that I forgot to mention.
It was game 1 or 2 against the Jays with Prado at 3rd. He charges what looks like a routine ground ball, about to field it with his glove, it takes a funny hop but without missing a beat, contorting his body, he bare hands it and makes the play. It was an amazing play.
ABT overload this morning – listened to the last two episodes back to back. Smoltz memory: the entrance music for his closings and him just stomping to the mound. I had all the confidence that he’d do his job.
GREAT story about the impostor – I hope they never find him.
Stupid girl question re the All Star game. So, I get nearly daily Braves e-mails asking me to vote for Chipper for the All Star team. Not because he’s not an All Star – he certainly is – but there’s NO way he’d play because he’s so fragile, right?
So, my question is: does this fall into the “it’s an honor to be nominated” pile, in that being voted to the All Star team, whether you do or not, is resume fodder/fodder for the HoF?