April 20, 2014

Show #258: Catching Up with Chris Dimino of 680 The Fan

The Braves keep winning.  The starters keep dominating.  BJ and Uggla stay in the lineup.  Kimbrel returns.



19 Responses to “Show #258: Catching Up with Chris Dimino of 680 The Fan”

  1. 1
    DAP Says:

    Is this the guy with the pizza place? either way, nice interview, very interesting take.

  2. 2
    Danny Says:

    Gattis saves the day! Woo hoo!

  3. 3
    Walker Says:

    Fredi Gonzalez’s terrible managing skills are again covered by a talented team.

    Go Braves!! I know it’s early and we started the season with many worries, but this team is legit. The young core of players are outstanding.

  4. 4
    Anonymous Says:

    @3- walker, what’s your beef with Fredi? From Monday’s game, I’m guessing.

  5. 5
    Steve Says:

    Sorry, that was me.

  6. 6
    Walker Says:

    Yes I was talking about Mondays game.Fredi gave Heyward the option to bunt.

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    Bubdylan Says:

    The option to bunt was ridiculous. But I’m coming under the conviction tha, mlb egos being what they are, and baseball relying so heavily on confidence as it does, Fredi’s frightened ways are probably as good as any for extracting results. I mean, look at the Grit Parade in Arizona. Appeasement is more effective. And at least Fredi only takes so much before he puts his foot down.

    I’m suggesting, of course, that the annoying aspect of that move was that Fredi didn’t just make the call one way or the other. If your objection is that a bunt was involved in any way, I guess that’s a different thing.

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    Mark in Memphis Says:

    Found it just a tiny bit hopeful that though Fernandez struck out 14, none of them were named BJ…

    Of course, “NO-K” Simmons also didn’t fan either… They were the only two starters that didn’t have a K…

    The Braves ran into a buzz saw that game… And Alex held his own…

  9. 9
    Adam Says:

    Gattis has bailed us out twice this series. Our offense really needs to start doing things.

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    Danny Says:

    I am officially on the Harangatan bandwagon!

    I think leaving the bunt on the table was a good move by Fredi. The odds that Marmol makes that catch are less than the odds that Heyward strikes out there. I understand that still leaves a runner 90 feet from scoring, but it could also save an out.

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    Danny Says:

    From MLB.com – “According to Baseball-Reference’s Play Index, Harang is the first pitcher to allow one or fewer runs and complete at least six innings in each of his first five starts since Pedro Martinez in 1997.”

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    Nick Says:

    I’m not a fan of Freedie as much as Bobby Cox. There is only one and it’s obvious. But I’m not trying to hate. I just don’t understand at times but this team is very talented and the offense really needs to pick it up. Heyward need to be more consistent. BJ has played a lot better than I saw last year. Just my opinion! uggla seems to at least be seeing the ball better (at the plate). My issue is Justin at the moment. He can be sooo good and then he goes through these whiff binges. He really needs to just calm down a bit more. But 14-7!! And 3 game lead!! More than I could ask for. And Freedie won’t play this badly soon as his eyes clear up!! Watch out!!

  13. 13
    Steve Says:

    Nick – What do you mean about Freddie’s eyes clearing up? What did I miss?

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    Shaun Says:


  15. 15
    Steve Says:

    Seriously, can we stop having the eye issues?

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    Leah Says:

    @15 Can we stop having Tommy John surgeries too? I mean, while we’re at it.

  17. 17
    Shaun Says:

    @15 – Maybe Claritin and Allegra should be as plentiful as sunflower seeds and bubble gum this time of year.

  18. 18
    Walker Says:

    Does anyone haves espn insider? I don’t wanna mooch but I would love to read this article.


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    Leah Says:

    Fun game! Entire stadium was chanting “Freddie” in the 10th. Miserable walk to the car. Love this team!

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