I imagine the Braves team is very dejected at the loss especially in the setting of an excellent Tommy Hanson performance. I also think that the ABT team is getting a little more hateful than I’m comfortable with. Go Braves. See ya ABT.
It was a terrible loss, but nothing new here since the swoon’s begun. No offense. Shaky closer. The biggest shame was blowing Hanson’s masterpiece and hurting his ROY chances in the process. Ugh, indeed.
Oh dear…Bub’s mixing cold meds and beer. *waves back at drunk heavily medicated Bub*. Next year, first play off game ABT crew and faithful followers will meet in the ATL to cheer on the Bravos. I can FEEL it.
Leah/Bub – I’m here. And Leah, I love your optimism about next year. And I share it. Things are only looking up for the foreseeable future. And, as C in B aptly pointed out a few days ago, our short lived wildcard chase after the AllStar break was really just icing on a rebuilding year. This team was mediocre to bad much of the first half. The tease in July/August was a hell of a lot of fun. That said, I can’t ignore the fact that the tease in July/August has made this total collapse really, really frustrating. Oh, productive offense, we hardly knew ya.
Yeah, I trust Kelly Johnson. I think he’s gotten better defensively and has fallen on some hard luck at the plate this year, but I think he’s an above average MLB second baseman on both sides of the ball.
P.W. I like your commitment. We all loved Kelly going into the season. Steve got to interview him and he is a very rootable player. A super nice guy. I would like nothing more than for him to be a solid 2nd baseman for the Braves.
I’m not sure how we are being haters? I guess we can’t express disappointment with the team? This has been a frustrating season. Add last night to that list. Another brilliant start, another display of an anemic offense, another example of questionable managing from Bobby Cox, and another heartbreaking loss. That’s not hating, that’s the facts.
Ditto Curt. What he said. I don’t think it’s hate, rather passion. If Braves fans were more passionate about their team maybe more key moves would be made re: the skipper and big players with tiny bats. May the force be with you Tcc.
If Tejada had won the game in walk off fashion two nights in a row I literally would have cried. Nobody knows what I’m talking about because you all had better things to do with your time which makes me feel a bit like a loser. Go Braves!
Hate???? the only hatred on this board is our collective hatred of losing, hatred of not living up to obvious potential, hatred of ESPN, and my personal hatred of Hamilton and everthing he stands for, his family, and his ancestors, the Hugenots who burned our village. other than that ABT is a love fest, a fount of mirth.