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.
What amazed me is how the third base ump scrambled to put himself in the WORST position to make that call, and then, surprise surprise, completely blew it. The NY apolojournalists can say all they want about whatever, but if the ump doesn’t f**k up that call, game over – end of story. Just brutal. I don’t know if they played a “perfect” game, like Chipper said, but they played a damn good one (Schafer has a gun, Kotchman is clutch, JJ is Cy Young material) and it was stolen from us (pardon the pun).
I would have posted this sooner, but it took me all morning to clean the puke off my keyboard.
Also, if you are Bobby, don’t you make a defensive swap for GA in the eighth? If someone who doesn’t just jog around the outfield and half-ass his position is in there, we aren’t even in a position to have the game stolen from us. Sickening.
Yes, a freaking bat! We would be absolutely formidable with a real live home run threat on the team. And, call me crazy, but I really think we could get something for Jo Jo. He does show promise at times, and has MLB starting experience. The guy needs a change of scenery. And we need him the hell out of here. And, please send Bennett with him.
I want Matt Holliday. The A’s need starting pitching – they have Jack Cust waiting in the wings as an OF, and I am sure that we have some other pieces that might interest them. Seriously, who is untouchable on our roster, other than Chipper, Heap, and our SP’s (Jo-Jo notwithstanding).
A’s won’t want someone on this roster. They will want farm guys. Lots of them and guys at the top of the list – Medlen, Heyward, Freeman – to name a few. Not saying all of those guys in one package, but they will want some top grade farm products for Holliday.
30 games in and he’s not the Matt Holliday we’d have salivated over in years past. I know it’s easy to just point to Coors field, but there may be something to it. He’s on pace for 20/100, but for a guy that’s going to be a free agent at the end of the year – I don’t think the prospects are worth it.
Easy Curt…when Eeyore starts to say optimistic comments it gets my hopes up. I remember a few podcasts ago Hammy said this team would build us up and then allow us to come crashing back to reality. In any case…I’m enjoying the run! Go BRAVES! It’s good to see Chipper assuming team captain responsibilities.
Bub – I agree. I still felt confident after Javy’s two run first and Gonzo’s blown save. It has as much to do with the Dback’s suckitude as it does with the Braves new found swagger. Regardless, as Curt said, I can’t remember a stretch like this in forever, either.
Leah, don’t confuse my realism for optimism. We just have not had any runs over the past couple of years. I honestly don’t think we had a winning streak of more than 5 or 6 games since 2006. Baby steps.
I was there until the bitter end. What the. I don’t even feel responsible for thinking to myself that I hadn’t seen a grand slam in a long time. …and that was the FIRST time they loaded the bases and we walked ‘em home.
Anne – I was there as well. With my Dad in from out of town. What a slow death of an experience it was. That double pick-off in the first inning should have told all we needed to know about how things were going to go. Nightmare.