“Still, don’t expect the Nats to shake their Atlanta nemeses any time soon. The Braves have viable options to replace Floyd in the rotation. Moreover, their schedule for the rest of the first half is a raging joke: Atlanta plays all of its final 20 games before the All-Star break against sub.-500 teams, doing battle with the Astros, Phillies, Mets, Diamondbacks, Mets again, and Cubs.”
This is the most assinine, ridiculous, backwards, idiotic, stupifying, infuriating, cockeyed, inexcusable, senseless piece of crap baseball management I have ever seen. BJ Upton needs to be LAST, not first. I can take slumps and struggles and waiting three forevers for a glimpse of good baseball, even a fair amount of compromise for athlete personalitites, but to just go ten miles out of your way to do the most moronic freaking thing conceivable to your struggling offense, for whatever reason – placating a sorry attitude or whatever Fredi is pretending it is, that’s some bullcrap I’m not investing one more second of my summer in. See y’all in the funny papers.
Steve, don’t know if you heard the stat last night, but the Braves, since the implementation of interleague games, have had their DH hit two homers. Two. Homers. Now, granted we don’t carry David Ortiz for the nine road AL games we play a year, but that was astounding. Two.