September 07, 2009

Show #77: The 2009 Season Wheels Start Coming Off

A 2 – 5 week.  Chipper’s future. The 2010 starting rotation.  And the Post Season (very little) Hope Meter.



118 Responses to “Show #77: The 2009 Season Wheels Start Coming Off”

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  1. 51
    Chris in Boston Says:

    I cried once: Darrell Evans got traded for basically nothing. I think I was eight when that happened.

    I vomited once, too. The Mets had scored something like 15 runs; David Palmer threw inside to Gary Carter; and Carter and Strawberry came out and beat him up while the rest of the Braves watched. At that point, I had run out of beer and had moved on to gin. I hate gin.

  2. 52
    Hammy Says:

    I love Will. Too much. That is why he hates me. He hates the love like he hates looking directly at the sun. It is too much for him. Don’t hate Will, everyone. Hate my love for him.

  3. 53
    Will Says:

    we hated on Frank Wren…I will admit to a bit of that….but that was ages ago and the Frank Wren redemption tracker is on 95% redeemed in my book…time has proven him right, and we were a little bit sissy to cry so hard about how they blew all the goodwill with the three kings…Smoltz and Glavine have looked rather foolish…especially in contrast to Maddux. I want Frank Wren on my side in a street fight.

    we don’t hate Bobby…we just…well its love/hate….its realism, totally agree with Curt. even though i hate him.

  4. 54
    Leah Says:

    I love the love, the hate, and the “OMG did he just say that” comments from Bub. This website makes the Braves bearable. Bub, Wed. Hanson pitched 8 shutout 3 hit innings striking out the last batter he faced with flare and Soriano gave up two runs in the 9th which, sadly, was enough to give the Astros the win. Last night with McCann’s three hit night along with the offense that finally decided to show up the Braves were ahead 7-9 in the 9th. Gonzo comes on bringing his drama and with two on gets Tejada to hit into a double play to end the game. The double play ball looked similar to Chipper’s contribution to the game along with his TWO errors. I think his mind was on GaTech and Clemson.

  5. 55
    Will Says:

    Never vomited at a Braves game..but Chief Nokahoma’s tent scared me to death when I was in little league.

  6. 56
    Curt Says:

    Chipper announces today that if his 2010 season resembles his 2009 season he is done.


  7. 57
    Anne Says:

    If Chipper’s halfway smart like Maddux…he’ll hang it up before it’s embarrassing. Leaves him more time to hunt, fish, and…fill in the blank.

  8. 58
    Anne Says:

    A guy at work just walked by and said, “Once it’s mathematically impossible for the Braves to get to post-season…we’re gonna play some BALL, I KNOW it!!”

  9. 59
    Leah Says:

    I’m not good at speculating the future but I have all sorts of thoughts about the past. It used to drive me crazy when Chipper would be put on the DL…again. I will never question him again. Please for the love of all that is good go on the DL when something’s killing him.

  10. 60
    Will Says:

    I think it is odd that he wins the batting title just a year ago and now all this noise. Did he get poisoned? I think it is a slump, and that next year he is fine. Unless he has stopped taking the PEDs…or is feeling the side-effects after long years of use….no don’t go there.

  11. 61
    Will Says:


    It took 5 outs but nice inning!!!

  12. 62
    Will Says:

    that would be the 6th against the cards, I am talking about…
    we got lucky…

    I love this team, YE, Prado, Infante, Diaz, McLouth, Laroche, McCann, Chipper, our pitching staff

    bases loaded, one out, chipper jones at bat.
    Lets see what happens here..
    CMON GUYS!!!

  13. 63
    Will Says:


  14. 64
    Leah Says:

    Chipper should have gone on the DL mid August. See how good I am at calling things as I see ’em after the fact? Freakin genious!

  15. 65
    Steve Says:

    JJ is looking just unbelievable. And how about the defense? Chipper’s candor is, as always with him, very impressive (and not just because I called this to a T in last week’s show). What other future Hall of Famer, who just signed his fat extension, would say things like that? It makes me respect Chipper even more.

  16. 66
    Will Says:

    Nice win, JJ!

    I agree Steve.

  17. 67
    Anne Says:

    Steve, don’t bait Scott with your Chipper mancrush. That’s plain mean.

  18. 68
    Leah Says:

    I respect him also but don’t you think he needs to be benched for a while? He needs a super long rest or something. I’m glad you think he’s cool for next year but right now he’s got nothing. Also, do you think it starts messing with a hitter’s head when pitchers walk you intentionally or pitch around you too much? Maybe you start swinging at junk more or is he just tired? Is that too many questions for one comment?

  19. 69
    Curt Says:

    Or maybe he’s a juicer.

  20. 70
    Will Says:

    i said don’t go there!

  21. 71
    Anne Says:

    Bring it, Curt. Way to bring that up, seriously. More like maybe…WAS?

  22. 72
    Leah Says:

    Always keepin it real Curt. Glad Tcc didn’t see that, he would have gone balistic. Weren’t they testing on a regular basis last year when he was awesome? Anyway, good win last night. JJ rocks and I’m even more excited about next season after seeing him shutout the cards.

  23. 73
    Curt Says:

    Someone brought it up on talk radio yesterday morning and it had never occurred to me – or maybe I never wanted to think about it being a possibility – but if everyone else gets the glaring eye of doubt, why not him.

  24. 74
    Curt Says:

    For the record, I do not believe he used steroids.

  25. 75
    Leah Says:

    Whew…glad to here it. If Eeyore sees sunshine rather than rain I’m convinced.

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