I’m really having a hard time feeling sorry for Mister Blister. I keep picturing Schilling continuing to pitch with blood pouring through his sock. Is Lowe a pansy or is the blister on the toe of a pitcher that painful? My son had a blister on the top of his foot and played a whole soccer game without a word. Of course he is superman.
The Lowe thing is crazy. Leah, I don’t think it speaks to his toughness. It changed his entire delivery and mental approach (the blister was apparently larger than a quarter!). But, it does speak to boneheaded-ness. He’s always, until this offseason, wrapped his toe because of this blister problem. I don’t care if he was blister free this offseason, wrap the freaking toe if you’ve got a long history of this issue. These Spring starts are too important.
Easy, Bub..the future is bright. I see McLouth and Prado having a very good year. Escobar being more consistent, Chipper getting back to his “norm”. B Mac Can! and a strong MVP candidate. Glaus is a wildcard coming back from surgery at a new position, but looks good so far…and J Hey will even be talked about on NPR. A blister here or there is not like an MCL, I think Lowe and the rest of the staff will be solid.
My heart must not be as big as Bub’s. I’m not at all happy with Lowe. Maybe it is more the lack of attention to detail. I was glad he said he was embarrassed. That helped a little.
Mr. T, I’m glad you see McLouth having a good year. I hope he gets started on that soon. I think the Brothers MUST be Braves fans. How could they not be? They’re both so totally awesome! Speaking of awesome, my little guy told me yesterday that his green lightsaber was in his left hand. A-MAZING!
Believe me, Lowe is *this close* to transfering himself from endearingly knuckleheaded to selfish jerk. But, honestly, the taped toe neglect sounds exactly like something I’d do. Hey, it’s not messing up this year, maybe I’ve been too careful with this and I don’t have to tape it after all. Followed by “Doh!” when my shoe eats my toe ten minutes into the game. When you add his self-disparaging comments to the mix, I’ll postpone my Lowe-anger to some other day. He’s never going to be my favorite Brave, but there’s a quirky humility to him that helps me not hate him.
Congrats on your boy’s left hand recognition. The sword fight scene in Princess Bride would be a good reward. “I know sumting you donno… I am not leffhonded!” *bum-ba-DAAAAHHH*
I love that the cover story of the new SI is about Matt Weiters – another former GT Yellow Jacket star – and in the realm of catchers everything is compared to Mauer. I know the reference for that article is top/high draft picks used on catchers and their general lack of success, but the lack of national love that McCann gets is really staggering. Not sure what he has to do to get in the talk as the best catcher in baseball.
No Bub…never in doubt. The national Braves love happnin’ due to Heyward is almost shocking which is sad and shows how often our Bravos get the shaft. McCann deserves way more ink and hopefully one day he’ll get it.
I’m frustrated w/ the Braves & CSS…they’ve said that there will be two games broadcasted this week on Tuesday & Tonight. And what do their websites say for their schedule??? There will be no game… I’d rather see Peachtree TV handle the games than CSS…or better Fox Sports…they’ve really dropped the ball. I’m disappointed in them.
Heyward (high walk rate, line drive hitter, can steal.)
It’s not perfect. McCann’s too far down, but he protects Chipper. Chipper drives in singles-machine Glaus during his non-power stretches. This is our line up. Why is it not being discussed? I’m too brilliant for the world I live it.