January 31, 2010

Show #92: We Sit Down with Braves Great, Javy Lopez

Javy Lopez discusses a wide range of topics including the ’95 Series, the ’96 Series, his relationship with Maddux, and much, much more.



359 Responses to “Show #92: We Sit Down with Braves Great, Javy Lopez”

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  1. 301
    Princess Leah Says:

    I do NOT understand! I want it back! I’ll make a deal Bub. If Damon ends up in a Braves uniform I can sort of understand you not wanting it out there (not really but I’ll trust you have your reasons). But if Damon does not end up in a Braves uni give us the song to laugh at! It will curve my very small disappointment.

  2. 302
    MattChu Says:

    Well the tigers offered Damon too just another Boras plot!If i was Wren i would not offer anymore than whats on the table.Its real simple, Damon could have a realistic shot at the playoffs or play for a team just for the money.This will determine for me if Damon really wants to be with a winner.It will also determine if money is everything to him,he has made plenty of money over his career ,more than i will ever make!

  3. 303
    Will Says:

    Stephan Curry triple double helz to the yelz

  4. 304
    Steve Says:

    Will – why do you care about Stephen Curry? Did you go to Davidson? A place I applied, by the way. A very beautiful campus, as I remember.

  5. 305
    Steve Says:

    MattChu – I think that the money vs. the winning thing is easy to be judgemental about when us common folk see 7, 8, and 9 digit earnings. But it’s all relative. And I think that as Americans, living in our capitalistic society, where money is king, it’s damn hard to leave money on the table in any situation. Also, with a nod to Dimino this week, the winning is often more important to us fans than it is to the players. Sad and cynical, but true, imo.

  6. 306
    Princess Leah Says:

    That looks like a whole lotta fun.

    Check out the view from the dugout as snow falls at Turner Field. http://twitvid.com/5B11B

  7. 307
    Bubdylan Says:

    “the winning is often more important to us fans than it is to the players.”

    This is surely true. Though I have to say that winning seems more important to most of the players than I would have predicted it would be if you just described the circumstance to me. I would have thought that if you gave a bunch of jocks millions of dollars to play a game, most of their competitive fire would die out and they’d adopt “just happy to be here” attitudes. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. It would be hard to fake the kind of excitement you see when teams get on a roll, and hard to fake the kind of blues that, for example, the Braves clearly exhibited the last couple of years when things fell apart.

    Conversely, if we fans, by some freak circumstance, were awarded 10 million dollars to just watch broadcasts of our favorite team all year, win or lose, I doubt that seeing them lose would upset us so much.

    So I give the players a little credit on this topic.

  8. 308
    Princess Leah Says:

    My husband tried to get an Atlanta Braves Snuggie for me for V’day. However, MLB doesn’t make snuggies for the Atlanta Braves. That’s sick and wrong.

    Bub, I meant to tell you many comments ago, my favorite moment on the album is when The Perfect Space gets groovy. What is your very very favorite line or verse?

  9. 309
    Will Says:

    Steve – sorry for the nerd explosion. I did – Davidson class of 1992. Gorgeous campus, idyllic. But not much for sports. Cept for hunting and fishin after girls from Salem or UNC-Charlotte. Good times. Having Curry was fun- so unexpected.

  10. 310
    Curt Says:

    Seems to me that motivation is more of an individual thing, particularly with pro athletes. I would hope that most guys would be motivated by the desire to win at all costs, particularly given how much money they make, but I don’t think that is always the case. It certainly, and I think most tragically, isn’t the case for owners. Look at the Royals. David Glass, their owner, is one of the richest guys in the world, and he could care less.

  11. 311
    Princess Leah Says:

    Ahem…Curt, you mean couldn’t care less. Sorry, pet peeve.

  12. 312
    Princess Leah Says:

    I’m snowver it. Bring on Spring! If I were paid 10 million dollars to watch i’d fund a big bat and the manufacturing of the Braves Snuggie. Then I’d be broke again and would care about wins and loses.

  13. 313
    Will Says:

    anyone watching the olympics?

  14. 314
    Curt Says:

    I am. Snore.

    Turns out you need Chinese slave labor to make an interesting opening ceremonies.

    I could care less………

  15. 315
    Will Says:

    on Glavine – crikey – 4th most winning lefthander in history – had sort of forgotten that. Glad hes on board. He likes hockey too.

  16. 316
    Wiley Says:

    Thrashers got a big Win without Kovy.

  17. 317
    Princess Leah Says:

    *punches Curt*

  18. 318
    Will Says:

    thought lord of the dance + Kurt Cobain + fiddles was kinda an odd choice – sad about the athlete who died on the luge. certainly these guys/galls are doing it to win, not for money…does that make it boring? Interesting…hadnt really thought of that.

  19. 319
    Will Says:

    my son is sitting here making fun of the French…..love it..

  20. 320
    Tcc Says:

    I love the Olympics. Ultimate compitition. Ultimate diversity.

  21. 321
    Will Says:

    yes….we like diversity…sorry for my non p.c. post about the French..it was too easy…my son then says “is that a man?” to KD Lang…

    Olympics good. KD Lang good. All good…

  22. 322
    Tcc Says:

    Will, check out “Maritime and French Canadian Fiddling”. A huge part of Canadian culture with significant influence on American fiddle styles.

  23. 323
    Curt Says:

    Oh Canada. So close. At least it wasn’t the Olympic cauldron that screwed up.

    Will, in all fairness to Jr, kd lang does sort of look like a young Wayne Newton in that white suit.

  24. 324
    MattChu Says:

    Winning should mean everything! The money they do make no matter how much,its going to be 400,000 and up at the MLB level,shouldnt matter.Most guys dont even get a shot at the playoffs and if you do its addictive!! You want it there every year or a shot at it.I had to go into to detox the first year the Braves didnt go!!!but relapsed found some VHS tapes of the Braves playoff seasons in review(all 14) i went through them like a MAD MAN I TELL YOU!! A MAD MAN!!

  25. 325
    Princess Leah Says:

    NEW SHOW! “Don’t throw your lollipops just hand McLouth the ball.” or something like that. See, I can’t be sure since it’s been a while since I heard the lyrics. Sad. Very sad.

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