Thanks for the interview, and thanks for not cutting the part about his service as a mission president for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He’s done a lot of good on and off the field, and all the missionaries he helped guide will never forget him.
Cannot do it Will. I jumped in with both feet three weeks ago with a 5 and a week later could not watch MLB, ESPN, read ABT comments or anything else with initials having anything to do with baseball. I would love a huge comeback but my heart cannot handle hoping. I still can’t look at the standings because it pisses me off to see how close we are and remember blown saves due to letting Ryan Howard face a right handed pitcher. Or the many games Frenchy, JS, and KJ played while Prado and Diaz were benched.
On a happier note I think we should give an award to the funniest comment of the season. My favorites are as follows (in no particular order): Hammy’s definition of a “French Kiss”, Bub’s visual aid for the Fetal Position, and Curt’s tweet about waking and spanking his children if the Braves don’t score. Of course I copied that tweet on the comment feed so Curt, if you win feel free to thank me in your acceptance speech.
Leah & Kathryn – I hear ya. I’m disappointed too but you gotta have faith. aka I have no other life besides ABT. Have you ever tried watching sumo?
Manager 2010 – I nominate Curtis Gill, if he can spare time from his little-league duties.
Seriously tho – I like the idea somebody floated that Chipper should eventually do it. Not sure how clever and tactical he is…he might surprise us cuz you cant be a dummy and make all the hitting adjustments he has to make…but certainly the guts, integrity, the player respect would all be there.
I think you will see a Bobby Cox disciple replace him. The players will lobby for one of their own and management will look for a smooth transition. My bet right now is TP. I think Freddie Gonzalez stays in Miami hoping that the new stadium will bring an infusion of cash to round out his solid team. I’m hoping that TP brings his fire to the role, instead of just carrying the torch for Bobby, and molds the team into a hungry, aggressive unit. The team’s offensive numbers while he has been in charge have been above average, despite what I or many other people might believe to be the truth. I am not jumping up and down about it, but I think it could be worse. TP also played for Whitey Herzog, and that wouldn’t be a bad influence to add to the mix.
I don’t think this organization would make a radical change in replacing BC. TP has been hanging around waiting for his shot, so I say give it to him and let’s see what happens. With today’s athletes, I don’t think you can blame the batting coach for an individual player’s slump. They’re ready to take advice from the paper boy if they think it might work! Give TP the chance.
Leah, no way, doll. My JSU tangle is straight legit. Spanish teacher that can’t speak English. I’ve moved apartments twice. And possibly fallen in love. So, no. I promise. This is the only Bravos I catch.
Great win although I didn’t stay up to watch it. When Gonzo gave up the homer I’ll admit I gave up the game. Bub, that’s awesome…the possibly falling in love part not the Spanish teacher who can’t speak English part. Btw, your not falling for your Spanish teacher are you?
The only thing better than learning Spanish right now is learning Chinese. Fall in love with a Chinese Spanish teacher and you will be set for life.
Let’s not stray from what’s important. STAY ON TARGET!!…this is the Dale Murphy show for gosh sakes. We need to cheer the Braves as they make this miraculous run for the post season.
Top 10 Songs for getting the Braves into the Postseason
Come on Feel the Noize- Quiet Riot (the clean version)
You Gotta Have Faith – George Michael (the dirty version)
Its a Thin Line, Between Love and Hate – The Pretenders
The Acid Song – Louden Wainwright (as in, I must be on, to expect playoffs…)
We Will Rock You – Queen (somebody quoted it a few weeks ago….)
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley (im caught in a trap..I cant walk out…)
Remedy – Black Crowes (Atlanta band, plus Chipper/we need one..)
Tandem – Halcali (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOXKmrKTjvM) for KK
Please, please, please, let me get what I want – The Smiths (lord knows it would be the second time…)
18 Wheels of Love – Drive By Truckers (for Bub)
Heading over to the Twitter account to tweet live from the press box. Got some good stuff from KK and his interpreter in the clubhouse this afternoon (we’ll post it with Sunday’s show). And, lined up both Chip Carey and Jerome Jurenovich for the near future.
The press cafeteria gets pretty star studded during a rain delay. Here’s who I just saw: Brian Jordan, Lemke, Keith Hernandez (here with the Mets broadcast team) Boog, Terry Mcguirk, Fred Hickman, Jerome J, and, last but not least, the guy that does the between innings contest stuff at the stadium.
Steve, if you get the chance, after the game could you get me an autograph from TP saying: Thanks Tcc for being such a fantastic, loyal fan, signed, Terry (soon to be the next Braves Mgr) Pendleton. It would mean a lot to me!!! Kidding, of course. We envy you.
If we make it to the playoffs, Curt is going to give us each $100. The 7 in a row is just unbelievable. And there are really star-studded pitching match-ups this weekend. I refuse to get all wound up like I did last time the Phillies came to town for a weekend series, but, c’mon, let’s keep on winning!
Anne – it is not exactly a health club up there in the cafeteria. The soft serve yogurt machine (with toppings) and the Coke fountain maching are both free. People are not going back for seconds and thirds at the salad bar, I’ll tell ya.
Watch tonight and chat with us. McCann is definitely out of his slump. I LOVE watching McLouth play right now and if I’m not mistaken Frenchy’s batting average is better than Chipper’s. There’s the bait to wet your appetite. If your new lady friend doesn’t understand your need for the Braves it just won’t work. Unless she’s totally awesome and then baseball be damned.
Escobar was benched by BC for loafing on the way to 1st base..throw was bad and Yuney could have been safe. Due to time constraints we now move ahead in the action. BC needs to be benched for letting Huddy pitch to Howard! Big mistake!!
Doll & Tcc- I hadn’t refreshed the browser, didn’t see your posts. I was trying to figure out the BC logic more than anything. Maybe he is forgetting things? Im only 39 and I sometimes forget how I got home the night before…
So I’m at Sesame Street Live tonight following the game on my phone and jumped on when we were up 1-0. I was talking with a friend who was with us and jokingly said, “You know, whenever I jump on to check the score, they always seems to give up runs right after I check. Watch, Utley will hit a 2-run homer right here.”
No, it took one batter for Howard to do it. I just am beside myself with the idea that you let Howard hit 2 more homers against you. I just don’t get it. It’s disgraceful.
Note to Melanie Oudin’s agent: please coach her to say she LOVES baseball and she LOVES the Braves if she’s going to be in the TV booth during show. For god’s sake. “I haven’t been to a baseball game since 3rd grade” is NOT a good answer. Thank you, Joe Simpson, for kicking her off the air.
Dale Murphy lives close by me here in Utah. I’ve enjoyed watching him coach his boys for the last 5 years in Little League. What a great example he has set for all athletes who wish to play professional sports and stay grounded.