March 21, 2010

Show #98: Spring Training Interview with David O’Brien of the AJC

DOB discusses McLouth, Heyward, club house chemistry, and his AJC blog.



153 Responses to “Show #98: Spring Training Interview with David O’Brien of the AJC”

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  1. 126
    Will Says:

    re 124 it is “waiting moderation” for an hour…is that because it has unfamiliar internet links and the site is set to block them so you can check that there are no dirty links? thats pretty cool IT…

    …or am I on the black list????

  2. 127
    Bubdylan Says:

    It was just the one time, honey, I swear, and I didn’t even enjoy it.

  3. 128
    Bubdylan Says:

    Will, hilarious.

  4. 129
    Bubdylan Says:

    Just saw “The Blind Side.” A little on the ABC After School Special end of the things, but I was impressed with Ms. Bullock’s transformation. Normally when the bubbly Meg Ryan/ Doris Day type goes all tough-girl on us, it feels contrived. But she didn’t flinch and I totally bought it.

  5. 130
    Bubdylan Says:

    “Damn there’s some great songs on Let it Be.”

    Steve, have you tried “Let it Be – Naked?” [pauses for the jokes] I liked it so well that I threw away the original. To me, that’s the real LIB album now. I know that’s blasphemy to some purists, but I think this is the rare occassion where messing with the original was the right thing to do. Especially since it was under the guidance of Paul (and I think George and Ringo are on record as loving it. At least Ringo is. I think.)

    Don’t care for Across the Universe (I know, also blasphemy) or The Long and Winding Road, but the rest of the album ranks very high for me.

    My Top 5

    1. Abbey Road
    2. The White Album (my special version, which deletes a few disasters like No. 9)
    3. Rubber Soul
    4. Let it Be – Naked
    5. Sgt. Pepper (Ugh, feeling a pang of regret for placing Pepper so low, but I’ll… let it be)

  6. 131
    Curt Says:

    Tell me this is the end of the Chavez experiment.

  7. 132
    Princess Leah Says:

    Everybody breathe easy…

    Braves officials were unequivocal in shooting down a Dave Ross internet trade rumor. “That made no sense whatsoever,” GM Frank Wren said.

  8. 133
    Bubdylan Says:

    Chavez = MFIKY’s Revenge.

  9. 134
    Bubdylan Says:

    Bobby does it again. I really hope this is his last year.

    “Proctor was OK. This field is so tough; it’s like lightning on the ground. But he threw good. His arm strength and everything was good again. Chavez was victimized the same way – bunts, the little ground balls… I think he’s thrown better the last two times out. He’s given up a ton of runs, but he’s throwing strikes. … He’s throwing better. Believe it or not, with the stats – if you’re going to look at them, you’d say ‘you’re nuts.’ But he’s throwing much better. He’s in the strike zone better.”

    Because being in the strike zone is the main thing about not giving up runs.

  10. 135
    Princess Leah Says:

    Was Bobby this homeristic (I promise it’s a word, no need to look it up) last Spring Training or is he getting worse with age? I don’t know who I hope fills the last bullpen spot. Not Chavez or Jo Jo…or Proctor. This article made me more excited than ever!

  11. 136
    Bubdylan Says:

    Leah, there’s an insider article that I could only read a paragraph of suggesting Prado as a good fantasy pick up. It said a break out year for him is a possibility.

  12. 137
    Princess Leah Says:

    How fun would that be! I just love that guy! Speaking of love…where’s that new show we were promised? Allergies aren’t going to let me stay up past midnight.

    Bub, I loved The Blind Side but the book (as usually) was better. And…poor Sandy.

  13. 138
    Tcc Says:

    Bobby as a “Homer” is what gives him his considerable reputation as a “players manager”. He always has their back. That’s why we always hear players say they love playing for him. I’m ok with him not knocking a kid who had a bad day in ST.

    Go Braves!

  14. 139
    Bubdylan Says:

    Tcc, I respect that about Bobby, but you don’t have to sugarcoat to be supportive.


    “________ had a rough one today, but he’s a hard worker and we expect him to bounce back.”

    “Yeah, _______ isn’t finding his groove right now. Some days you’re the windshield, some days you’re the bug, I guess.”

    Telling lies that disrespect the game and insult everyone’s intelligence:

    “I thought his pitches were great. Those last four homers weren’t hit well at all. His fast ball really hit the bats with a lot of zip, you could tell by the sound. Got some unlucky calls on the 6 of the 7 walks. Reminds me of Greg Maddux.”

    “_______ struck out 4 times, but boy, those swings, if they HAD made contact, you’re talking about a whole different outcome.”

  15. 140
    Bubdylan Says:

    Show #99, we sit down with Jesse Chavez

    Stevie: Hi everybody! Jesse’s been kind enough to join me and Curt at Curt’s Atlanta home. How’s it going Jesse?

    Curt: Jesse, spider on your arm, be very still…

    *Chaos and screaming as Curt wails on Chavez’ pitching arm with an Andruw Jones souvenir bat.*

  16. 141
    Steve Says:

    Bub- don’t be so hard on Bobby. He’s just getting the best out of his guys …

    New show will be up shortly.

  17. 142
    Princess Leah Says:

    Steve’s being sarcastic…right? If I were a struggling player I would appreciate the skipper not bashing my performance. However, I would also be mortified by some of his exaggerations and embellishments.

  18. 143
    Bubdylan Says:

    “He’s just getting the best out of his guys …”

    I would like to see the total sample of before and after stats both from players who left Bobby’s leadership and went to other teams, and from guys who left other teams and came here. If Bobby makes the stats better beyond normal trending for player development and aging, I’ll eat my hat.

  19. 144
    Princess Leah Says:

    Re 126…Just got it. I’m a little slower on cold meds

  20. 145
    Wiley Says:

    Hey guys! Despite it taking me a whole day to read up the comment section. I will make a valiant effort to make my presence known. Anyway going to opening day with 17 of my friends and we (me in particular) were curious when BP starts? Also I cant wait for the overly optomistic but pleasing prediction show. Is it this week!?!

  21. 146
    Princess Leah Says:

    Hey Wiley! We’ve missed you! Did you do your homework? Just kidding.

  22. 147
    Bubdylan Says:

    “However, I would also be mortified by some of his exaggerations and embellishments.”

    This is my feeling exactly.

    There are things about Bobby that I love, and I’m not about to go on a bashing spree. Just need to get numb to it, or try to consider it endearing. But I’ve been incredibly diappointed in it this spring. It makes him seem silly and clownish.

    But I’m board for the Bobby’s Last Dance, 100%. I think the effect will be positive on the whole. But I will be very relieved when the new manager is announced and his retirement is completely assured.

  23. 148
    Bubdylan Says:

    New Show’s UP!!!

  24. 149
    Tcc Says:

    Bub, my point about BC is that he is supportive of his players, yeah, maybe to a fault, but I would never characterize him as a liar. He’s a glass (Glaus?) half full guy.

    And don’t eat your hat…it might rain and you’ll need it.

  25. 150
    Bubdylan Says:

    The things he says are grossly overstated, then. If he isn’t lying, what is it? He believes that? He honestly thinks Vazquez is improving? Heaven help us.

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