September 30, 2012

Show #203: The Braves Make the Postseason and We Celebrate Chipper

Recapping the Wildcard clinching game. Heaping more love on Chipper. And being all in on the  Braves’ postseason chances.



248 Responses to “Show #203: The Braves Make the Postseason and We Celebrate Chipper”

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  1. 1
    Steve Says:

    In all the years of doing the show, I can’t remember one like this where I was more pumped for the team at the end of the recording. I can barely stand how fired up I am.

    And yes, I know I sound particularly tinny and weird. Don’t know why.

  2. 2
    Nate Says:

    I still fear the Beltran. It all seems perfect for us, but there he is lying in the wild card one game playoff grass waiting to bite us right in the ass.

  3. 3
    David Says:

    Just got done listening to the podcast, AWESOME show. #1 — your being pumped came through at the end of the episode, and it only fueled my fire even more. You guys should’ve had “Rocky” music playing in the background throughout the whole episode, especially during Curt’s “good signs” segment. Great stuff.

    When I compare this team to the teams of the last two years, this year’s team is leagues beyond the previous two. Last year’s team, the pitching was in shambles, nobody was hitting, and even if we had made the playoffs, I had no faith in us getting anywhere. Same with 2010 — Chipper and Prado were hurt at the end of the year, and even though it felt like we could’ve made some magic for Bobby’s final year, the postseason exit wasn’t a huge shocker.

    This year’s team, everybody’s healthy (knock on wood). As y’all pointed out, the pitching has been phenomenal, the hitting has been good (for the most part), the bullpen has been great.

    And, there’s this: whether it’s the Dodgers or the Cardinals that we play on Friday, neither team has faced Medlen as a starter this year. So we got that going for us. Which is nice.

  4. 4
    Pure Says:

    Best. Podcast. Ever.
    I had goosebumps listening to Curt talking about being all in. Fist bumps all around. Go Braves!

  5. 5
    DAP Says:

    i feel very confident with medlen on the mound, at home. the cardinals have a good lineup, but think medlen will give them fits.

  6. 6
    DAP Says:

    yeah, great show guys. always enjoy listening to y’all.

  7. 7
    Steve Says:

    David, Pure, DAP – thanks for the comments. Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. 8
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Does Ryan Howard just not like to play baseball? What a goof…

  9. 9
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    I am so looking forward to the next three days.

    It is possible that Bal & NYY could end up tied and have to play one game to decide who is the AL-E champ and who is #1 WC.

    And is also possible for TB, Oak & LAA to have a three-way tie to see who is the #2 WC. So, I gather:
    Two of the teams would play to see who would play the third to see who would play the loser of Bal – NYY to see who would host Texas in the “first round” of the playoffs…

    More fun could be that Oak flies from Texas to Florida and TB flies from Baltimore to Florida to play the next day, then TB travels to California to play LAA the next day, then TB (which is all but out of it – .01% chance according to ESPN) flies back home to Florida to host Texas the next day…

  10. 10
    Mark in Memphis Says:

    If Was loses out, Braves win out and Reds lose out, all three will have the same record.

    Braves and Was have a one game to decide who wins NL-E and who is #1 WC. Then the loser of that game plays St. Louis (who would gain the benefit of Reds losing out).

    Then who does the winner of the WC play-in host? Supposed to be the team with the best record, but at that point both the winner of the NL-East and NL-Central will have the same record…

    Another one game playoff?

  11. 11
    bub Says:

    Wow. I knew the day would come when Steve would hold Curt at gunpoint for an entire show.

    Great show, guys. :)

  12. 12
    Curt Says:

    Um, how are we losing this game?

  13. 13
    Curt Says:

    See my point about the lousy lefty against Atlanta.

  14. 14
    Walker Says:

    Man lefties are our kryptonite. We need to overcome this. If the Cardinals were smart they would throw Jaimie Garcia. But they wont thank god.

  15. 15
    Curt Says:

    I have no words for this.–mlb.html

  16. 16
    Curt Says:

    I’m going to be a little disappointed if the Nats get swept and the difference is the fact that we couldn’t beat a guy with a 5.50+ ERA

  17. 17
    Steve Says:

    @15 – That sign was one of the first things my wife told me about when they got home from the game Sunday.

    @16 – Yes, yes, yes.

  18. 18
    Curt Says:

    Crap lefty + Maholm homer = boo

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    Walker Says:

    This is why you bring the infield in as much as you can. You have to cut off as many runs as you can because you could lose by one run.

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    bub Says:

    It’s all the Braves’ evil scheme. By capturing the division on a losing night, the Nationals’ psyches will be warped by “backing in” syndrome. Got ‘em right where we want ‘em now.

    So … we’re not hanging on to Maholm are we?

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    Curt Says:

    Maholm is amazing in his consistency. When he gets up homers, he loses. He’s now 5-6 as a Brave.

    His losses:
    HOU – 3-2 – 2 homers
    WASH – 4-1 – 2 homers
    SD – 3-0 – 1 homer
    MIL – 8-2 – 1 homer
    MIA – 4-3 – 0 homer
    PITT – 2-1 – 1 homer

    Only 1 bad loss, and no run support, but the homers are just killers.

    With that, I’m glad it’s over. We can rest some guys and get them ready to go for the playoffs.

  22. 22
    Leah Says:

    Haven’t had a chance to listen to the show but can’t wait! I sooooo wanted the division title but I’m excited about Friday night’s game…bitter sweet. Mac looks dreadful.

  23. 23
    Walker Says:

    Congratulations to the Nationals for celebrating while losing.

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    will Says:

    it was better this way because at best we would have tied the nats, done a one game playoff, in which case if we lost, we then do a one game wildcard playoff…burning our starters in the process…now we know we just win the wildcard playoff and we go with a 3 man rotation against nats, and win it

    i dunno if i am captain obvious and you said this in the podcast…havent listend yet

  25. 25
    Leah Says:

    Wil… But the pennant…at long last. I hear ya. You’re view is logical. Still a little sad.

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