Curt, thanks. That song put me right there, man. Right there. I saw the pony.
If we categorized losses and wins into: regular wins, great wins, pitiful losses, and understandable losses, I would say that our great wins total this season is at least as high as our pitiful losses total. We’ve seen some game efforts to be proud of. Last night is right up there.
I think the organization is on the rise again. Not thrilled that Bobby is hanging on, but maybe we’ll shed him before the window on this young talent is closed. Or maybe, as has been known to happen from time to time, we’ll put together some great seasons in spite of managerial weakness.
I just have a fear, after talking with Dimino, that the Braves revert to this recent philosophy of rushing guys to the majors, who aren’t ready to perform, in order to save money. I think it cost them this year, and it will cost them in years to come if they continue. If Freddie Freeman and Jason Heyward are on this team as starters next year, and if Bobby Cox is still the manager, you are continuing this cycle that has not worked. The teams of the 90s had rookies that sat on the bench and earned their way into the lineup. They didn’t throw AA players out there opening day in hopes of them having break out seasons. They treat this more like a basketball team than a baseball team. I just fear that they go through massive changes in the off season where they dump a bunch of veterans again and have a really young team that can’t compete the whole season.
Tune in to hear that assessment again in our season wrap-up show.
Ahem…Bub I was just bragging on how you guys include us chicks. Don’t let it happen again. Actually, I’m used to it. My dad referred to my 3 sisters and I as “guys” all the time.
I would really love a win tonight. I honestly think Tommy could have beaten Pedro Friday night if it weren’t for the blasted rain delay. I don’t hate that loss but I don’t have a hope meter so to speak. I’m just trying to enjoy playing good ball at this point.