I’m such an slacker NCAA fan. I’m tuning into the Northern Iowa game tonight, and it’ll be the first tourney game I’ve watched. In five years or more. And I’m only watching cuz they upset the #1. And because of that one guy’s sideburns. And because John Smoltz’s Michigan State boys can get beaten by the team that beat my other arch fiend’s team.
Do they have a chance? Don’t these Cinderellas usually get torn up the game after they knock somebody off?
Bub, I WOULD be the one to mess up your Cinderella joke. It was a funny one too. Oh well. Yeah, no roof…which was totally lost on me. I didn’t notice. I was amazed at the increase in ticket sales before opening day. Did that happen in ATL when the Ted was build? Were people packing in the old stadium before the Ted was built? Just curious. So fun to see Heyward on ESPN tonight. They were talking about some potential holes in his swing…any thoughts of concern or is everyone already calculating that into their predictions?
Very excited that the Heyward mystery is officially over. The FO did the right thing this time. It shows a commitment to winning on day 1 of the season, and that’s always a great message to hear as a fan.
Leah, regarding Heyward’s swing …. I have no idea. I’ve barely seen any ST games on TV (following them online). But, it’s extremely clear that he has amazing pitch recognition and plate discipline – which will take him very far in year 1 while he closes any holes in that swing.
but, to save you the trouble, ’97, when they moved into the Ted, was the second highest attendance in their history. Gotta remember that the Braves were coming off back-to-back WS appearances so there was a frenzy. They were the best team in baseball. Plus, people were really excited about seeing how the Olympic stadium was going to look as the Ted.
I spoke with Annabelle Gurwitch on the phone a couple of times. She’s a little crazy. Hot and crazy. The way I like my coffee.
I was actually hoping Bobby would retire a couple of years ago (really? we had no idea), but to coincide with Torre leaving NY, allowing for the perfect segway for him to return to the Braves. stupid Ted Turner.