August 16, 2009

Show #74: Looking to Continue the Winning Ways

The Nats and Phillies series.  Soriano’s woes.  What to do with Hudson?  And reveling in the new look lineup.



158 Responses to “Show #74: Looking to Continue the Winning Ways”

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  1. 51
    Leah Says:

    It’s ok Bub. I’m not a typical preacher’s wife and your comments make me laugh. I think you might need some advil today along with LOTS of water.

  2. 52
    Leah Says:

    I was just having a flashback of the podcast a few weeks ago. Someone said they would be more optimistic re: Braves and the post season if Bobby wasn’t so capable of screwing it up. I can’t remember which of the triad said that but it sounds like Curt (before he got crazy throwing 5’s around).

  3. 53
    Curt Says:


  4. 54
    Curt Says:

    “This implosion brings Lowe’s season earned run average to 4.45. That ranks 13th on the Braves’ staff and sixth among pitchers who’ve started at least three games — behind even Kenshin Kawakami (4.13) and Kris Medlen (4.20).”

  5. 55
    Curt Says:

    Why didn’t manager Bobby Cox replace him sooner?

    “I left him in to get a ground ball,” Cox explained. “He got a ground ball; it looked like a perfect double play. But [Angel] Pagan beat it out. Then [Luis] Castillo hit another ground ball past [second baseman Omar] Infante’s glove.”

    It must be noted: Cox was referring to the 10th and 11th batters of the inning.

  6. 56
    Curt Says:

    Sorry, but these quotes keep getting worse……

    Cox said he didn’t think Lowe necessarily struggled.

    “You live by the ground ball, [and] you die by it,” Cox, referring to a handful of hits that Lowe gave up that skipped through the infield.


  7. 57
    Taylor Says:

    On the Prado front, any time you deal with some mysterious “heat issue” or extreme dehydration, it can take a week or more to get back to normal again under optimal conditions. Probably best to shut him down completely for a few days. We had a family friend become severely dehydrated last summer and the doctors thought he had cancer or something he was so sick. Hopefully the tests come back negative on Prad. I would hate for him to pull a Nick Esasky!

  8. 58
    Bubdylan Says:

    “Cox said he didn’t think Lowe necessarily struggled.”

    You’re right, Bobby. It wasn’t necessary.

    Wren, please do the right thing.

  9. 59
    Leah Says:

    Maybe Bobby’s suffering from severe deydration. Either that or he wanted to see Frenchy bat twice in one inning. Maybe his Frenchy love had him in a swoon and he snapped out of it 10 batters later.

  10. 60
    Bubdylan Says:

    Leah, I remember an old joke from when Frenchy was with us:

    What do you call Frenchy coming up twice in one inning? Out one and out three.

  11. 61
    Leah Says:

    How did Hammy’s go? What’s a French Kiss? When you miss the girl’s lips and lick her face. Still the funniest comment…EVER!

  12. 62
    Leah Says:

    Had Frenchy had two at bats in one inning in Atlanta he’d have hit into two double plays. Sound impossible? He could have done it. If it seems like I’m commenting a lot today it’s cause I’m clipping coupons…very bored.

  13. 63
    Curt Says:

    On a lighter note, Angel Pagan is one of the greatest names in the history of names. i understand it isn’t pronounced a certain way to make it genuinely perfect, but Angel Pagan? I’m naming my next kid Jumbo Shrimp.

  14. 64
    Steve Says:

    I love the theory that it’s Bobby who’s actually dehydrated. Fantastic!
    Here’s my favorite snippet about the game: “I left him in to get a ground ball,” Cox explained. “He got a ground ball; it looked like a perfect double play. But [Angel] Pagan beat it out. Then [Luis] Castillo hit another ground ball past [second baseman Omar] Infante’s glove.” It must be noted: Cox was referring to the 10th and 11th batters of the inning.

  15. 65
    Bubdylan Says:

    Bobby Cox reacts to:

    The Titanic Sinking: “Yeah, that’s a tough one, Lemmer, but they’ll come out of it alright. The water up that way is chilly, that’s for sure, but it’s not like most adults can’t swim. I’m looking forward to seeing all those passengers at whatever beach they can get to. They’ll be a little wet, that’s for sure.”

    The Recession: “Well, I tell ya, the country’s in great shape, Mark. I’d rest it a day or two and we’re gonna be just fine. I mean, banks closing is nothing new. My bank closes every day at 5:00. It’s just the way the game goes.”

    Hitler Invades Poland: “Yeah, Adolf’s been struggling a little bit with his composure out there, but I think it was just two days ago he gave the okay for some new Spam rations in one of his ghettos, so we’ll have to keep an eye one him, but I look for him to do very well. He’s got lots of potential, that’s for sure. He loves people, so…”

  16. 66
    Leah Says:

    Bub, ROFL (I’m already there in the fetal position lest you get the big head). Seriously, the horrendous loss was almost worth that last comment. GO BRAVES! Let’s have a good game tonight, or even mediocre would be an improvement, and kick some NY ass!

  17. 67
    Bubdylan Says:

    You guys catch the pre-game show? Bobby said that with a little luck, Lowe would have been out of that mess only giving up six runs.

    Sometimes I can’t believe my ears.

  18. 68
    Bubdylan Says:

    …and kick some NY ass!”

    Wow, they heard you! Good start, Bravos, to say the least.

  19. 69
    Leah Says:

    Pretty sure they follow this podcast. Bobby is a faithful listener. Prado does not have vertigo said Joe what’s his toes. Are the Cards really going to let Smoltz start?

  20. 70
    Steve Says:

    Couldn’t have drawn up a better game to follow last night’s debacle. Even the beautiful symmetry of putting up an 8 run inning of our own tonight. Bub – priceless stuff. Leah – way to pump up the board with some foul language. And what did Joe say that Prado is suffering from?

  21. 71
    Bubdylan Says:

    Reportedly, Smoltz getting some starts was a big part of why we went to St. Louis. He has no desire to go be part of anyone’s set-up crew, even if that’s what they need. The team is billing it as “he’ll start some, and maybe pitch some from the pen.” But you can rest assured that he believes he views the pen as a demotion and will make things hard on the Cardinals if they want to go that way.

    The ultimate team player. I’ve never been so disgusted with an athlete in my life as I am with Sir John.

  22. 72
    Leah Says:

    I know how you guys count on my foul language to keep the comment feed colorful. I’m here for ya. Joe said he saw the doc today and they should know something tomorrow. Hopefully just dehydration like Taylor said.

  23. 73
    Bubdylan Says:

    Ugh. “He believes he views” = he views. I guess I was so indignant I was doubling up the verbage…

  24. 74
    Bubdylan Says:

    Every time I peek at Gameday, Florida’s loaded the bases, or has two on. Marlins are getting on my nerves. Houston leads 4 – 2, until two seconds after I hit “Submit Comment.”

    Washington’s trying to make a game of it with Colorado. 4 to 3 Rockies, Nats are threatening.

    Reds and Giants scoreless in the 7th.

  25. 75
    Bubdylan Says:

    And if anybody’s watching Philly’s scores anymore, de. ni. al.

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