Bub – did you really not like the steriod speculation? I thought it was kind of fun. And yeah, the Bobby thing is always weirdly divisive for people. I mean it happened, right? And yet no one is supposed to talk about it. It is definitely a strange Atlanta sports thing. I’m going to hit up Google and find more about it. I think we may have a Long Ball for next week brewing: “Why are we not supposed to talk about the Bobby/wife incident?”
My opening post was tongue-in-cheek, fellas. I haven’t sunk quite so low as to wish domestic abuse swept under the rug so I can feel good about a coach. I mean, if the Bible Belt can hear his mouth – (he ain’t screamin’ “Jebus Vulcan Cripes” out there) – and still defend Bobby’s halo, well… whatever.
And the lack of typical (apologies to friends & family) southern-flavored sports radio conversation is one of the things that attracted me to the show to begin with.
The steroid flinging made me feel icky, I admit. Seemed out of sync with a crew that has hosted Tom Glavine. But I’ll live. It’s a good show.
Thanks for the shout out Steve! Great win equals a great Mother’s Day. Unlike the year Adam LaRoche strolled to first and got beat by the runner which eventually scored causing the Braves to lose. Still haven’t forgiven him for that. He must have forgotten to take his ritalin that day.
I totally agree about Braves fans lacking spirit and at times soul. I admit to being a crazed, must watch every pitch, mood change subject to wins and losses, in need of therapy kinda Braves fan. The strange thing is my Atlanta/Birmingham family and friends give me way more grief than my North Carolina friends. Why is that? Seems like they would understand.
I enjoyed the steroid flinging because I’m done pretending and trying to cover for my favorite players past and present. Let’s just get it all out in the open and bring back the purity of America’s favorite pass time. How much would we all rather watch a KJ or even Schafer type struggle at the plate than hit it out of the park night after night because they were juiced. Andruw Jones? Seems his slump came about the time “the list” hit the fan.
Great show! Thank your wives for me for letting you spend time on this podcast. Good luck getting some guys in for interviews.
We did admit recklessness in our outing of past Braves. i can’t imagine we touch on that much more. i find it to be an unsavory part of the game and unfortunately it is part of the history of the sport. but it doesn’t diminish the 95 WS to me at all. we were just the best juicers that year.
i love the Bobby Cox ‘sacred cow’ conversation. i’ve been amped up for that one for a while. this city tends to pick certain favorites and give them a long leash, while demonizing others for no reason – see Tom Glavine. so look for that one soon.
I don’t know if it’s ALL about Bub but I’m pretty sure the skipper listens to the podcast. Two big moves in consecutive games. Switching closer with reliever and then last night’s hit and run. He must be aware of all your thousands of listeners and decided to manage lest we ask for his papers.
Yeah, I forgot to mention that last night. A hit and run! It was amazing. And stunning in its unlikelihood. And how about the offense doing all that with no Chipper, no GA and only one hit from Heap? What a great, great game.
Ooop i just busted myself. Sitting here dwntn tokyo at lunch in stbks watching game on my iphone. Forgot i had used it last time pretending to be garrett doing it for the nookie. Anyway what a shite ending. Thought we had it
There was so much pain in those last couple of innings … but, the most painful thing, I think, was watching the Mets’ baserunners starting to crack smiles and laughs as it became clear that Bennett was going to walk Beltran and lose the game. FUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDDGGGGGGGE! That one really hurt. We’ve got to send Bennett down, right? Right? Please?!?!?!
I have to believe this loss cements a crappy start by Jo Jo tomorrow (reverse jinx now begins to work its magic).
It’s sad that much like that blown game in Philly at the beginning of the season kind of marred our good start, this loss is going to mar this trip. especially if we lose tomorrow. Good news is the Mets are throwing a guy who has 2 career starts. Bad news is that the Braves never play well against guys getting their 3rd career start.