September 09, 2012

Show #200: Great Pitching and Little Offense Equals Huge Week for Braves

The strange 6 – 1 week. Is Mac back?  Is Uggla back?  The private ceremony for Chipper at Citi Field. And the end of Strasburg’s season.



93 Responses to “Show #200: Great Pitching and Little Offense Equals Huge Week for Braves”

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  1. 1
    carlos Says:

    Congratulations on the 200th episode!

    I’ve only been listening since 2010 but you guys are the only podcast i listen to. Keep up the great work guys!

  2. 2
    Nate Says:

    Congrats on making it to 200, fellas! You guys are the best!

  3. 3
    Mike Says:

    Here’s to 200 more.

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    David Says:

    Yeah, fellas — 200! Welcome to the Mendoza line!

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    Steve Says:

    @1 – 4: Thanks everyone. The kind words are greatly appreciated.

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    Frigatedoc Says:

    Congrats on show #200 guys! Thank you for making my dreaded Monday morning commute enjoyable! (If you knew my commute you would probably want to shoot me. It’s 10 miles of tractors and cotton fields and see tons of wildlife! Some are dead though) ha ha

    I about had a wreck when Hammy said Frigatedoc this morning! Woo hoo!!

    So Ham, I want to give YOU a shout out and tell you everything you said about cortisone shots is right on! Maybe you were a doctor in your previous life or you slept in a Holiday Inn Express? To answer your question about frequency of the shot….that can be debated and just about every doctor will give you a different answer. Some say 3 shots in a year and some say 3 shots in a lifetime. (if that gives you any idea on how crazy the debate is) Since the shot does the patient no good other than help inflammation and pain then why would you give it? But we are talking about an athlete here and of course in McCann’s situation you have to look at what it is doing to his shoulder. I think you said he has gotten 2 already this year? I will be very surprised if he (they allow) has another. They may leave it up to him (and he would probably do it). This is a situation like Strasberg in many ways. If they keep giving him the shots, it is only a matter of time till he swings the bat and his shoulder doesn’t stop and THAT would be ugly. McCann swings a HUGE bat. (Have you ever seen it? I think it may be the largest on the Braves) You already went over what happens to the joint that it gets injected into, the question is can it take another shot before the season is over? Who knows? Many factors goes into the decision. How long has he had this condition? I can’t remember when it was first brought up, but these things take time to form. Overuse is typically the culprit and with THAT being said, his days as a catcher could be numbered.
    Unlike the Nats who somehow think that NEXT year is given that they make it to the post-season…go for it.

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    Steve Says:

    @6 -Doc, thanks for the info. Great stuff.

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    DAP Says:

    way to go guys. congrats on #200, y’all do a great job!

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    Shaun Says:

    Congratulations on #200.

    Steve, I completely agree that the RISP is a flukey thing. It’s essentially just chance. The *wrong* guys were coming to the plate with RISP (McCann, Uggla, Janish, etc.) or the hitters were hitting the ball right at people or just out of randomness a lot of the team’s outs came with RISP.

    If you look at the stats in any given year, there is no correlation between leaving runners on base and having a good offense. Often times good offenses will have runner on and in scoring position quite often so they are going to fail more often than bad offensive clubs that rarely get runners on.

    Also, having Kimbrel pitch in a non-save situation almost brought tears to my eyes. It was a beautiful thing.

  10. 10
    Bub Says:

    200 Shows! Awesome. I remember the 100th like it was yesterday *wipes away tear*

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    Steve Says:

    @8, 9, 10: Thanks, guys. It’s very much appreciated.

  12. 12
    ham Says:

    This is how I feel about #200 . . . .

  13. 13
    Leah Says:

    2-hundred!!!!! How did that happen? Thanks guys for letting me ask all the stupid girl questions, making me the princess of the podcast (Ok…maybe I did that) and reconnecting me with my long lost second cousin once removed, Bubdylan.

    Remember before the comments were divided into pages and we’d have to scroll down down down to get to the submit box? #thumbcramp

  14. 14
    Steve Says:

    @13 – Leah, you ARE the princess of the podcast and never forget it.

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    ham Says:

    #14 – but don’t tell Curt.

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    Anne Says:

    #15 – ha! Congrats on 200, fellas. Go Braves!!

  17. 17
    Leah Says:

    #15 just shot strawberry smoothie out of my nose. Thanks for that.

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    Leah Says:

    Fredi has looked stellar in large part to Martin Prado. What would we have done without him?

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    Curt Says:

    I just threw my tiara across the room

  20. 20
    Leah Says:

    Me too.

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    Curt Says:


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    Curt Says:

    I missed most of this game. Did Minor need to be pulled?

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    Steve Says:

    It feels weird, but I kind of hate Venters. That throw to 3rd was so ill conceived.

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    Leah Says:

    B Mac coulda had the game of his career. He’s getting no help.

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    Leah Says:

    Monday. Poor Minor.

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