Thursday, February 21, 2008

Phillies, Nats, Marlins, Mets Are Teams I Don't Like

In order to expand my audience here are some quick NL East stories:

- Mets relievers like to wear a lot of jewelry.

- Wife-beating Brett Myers played a prank on Kyle Kendrick.

- Nats fans get insanely mad when Talking Chop points out the ridiculous amount of ex-Braves who will be fighting for a spot at the Nationals camp. (Scroll down through the comments. Angry much?)

- Marlins are about to sign a deal for a new stadium in 2011. Being a Braves fan in Miami, I was ecstatic to read this since at one point they were thinking of relocating the team to Vegas or San Antonio.

Now for some Braves bits. I found this guy's website with A LOT of signed baseball cards. Check out Matt Diaz's card. He doesn't get a whole season's worth of stats in .... so I guess that only gets you a half-assed baseball card from the 80's, Matty. He included the bible scripture Phil 1:6 which reads:

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

I want to turn that quote into some sort of left-field platoon joke but I can't get over that Cracker Jack baseball card.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Five Things You Don't Know About Me

I've been tagged by Tim at Rain Delay so here we go:

1. I played baseball for El Salvador’s national team and traveled to places like Cuba, Mexico, D.R., etc.. Currently I play in Miami in the same independent league that sprouted some MLB players such as Ronnie Belliard, Placido Polanco, and new Yankee reliever Edwar Ramirez (his changeup is absolutely ridiculous).

2. My favorite band is Green Day. .. but don’t judge me. I used to be a fan wayyy before they started wearing eyeliner and playing in every 10-year-old’s iPod.

3. I became a Braves fan thanks to TBS. Growing up outside the US, our cable company carried American channels such as TBS, WGN, and KTLA. The Cubs sucked, and the Dodgers just rubbed me the wrong way. Then Sid Bream chugging home sealed the deal for me.

4. In my spare time, I ref soccer, football, and baseball. If any of you play competitive sports, here’s some advice: Refs have feelings too! You’re bound to get more calls your way if you’re not an a-hole.

5. My favorite movie is The Fifth Element. It has everything! -- action, comedy, drama, and the best taxi chase scene ever.

and now for the tags: JMU Dreamscape, and Lauren T.

Friday, February 15, 2008

I love this

Spring Training is usually a lot of fluff... but this video blog on the Braves gave me chills.

Especially this split-second with Glavine looking over to see Smoltz's bullpen session.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine's Day with Timmy and Kimmy Hudson

...and no, none of their kids are named Jimmy. Believe me, I was disappointed too.

Anyway, here's a video of Tim Hudson talking about the wedding, his wife's dress, and how to score with your college study partner:


- Jenny over at Velcro Vernacular has pointed us in the direction of a Frenchy interview

- Martin over at Talking Chop is doing a great job of analyzing the Braves current roster and up-and-coming prospects.

- Here is a picture of Yunel Escobar that cracked me up. There must've been something lost in translation there.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Quick Hits

- Aybar trade is starting to look good right about now , though we might have another booze hound on our team. Thanks a lot, wifey!

- Kids say the darndest things -- BRAVES STYLE

- Andruw's house still worth millions after dumping off his .222AVG/.311OBP at goodwill.

- Braves games at Turner Field are full of bad experiences. Then there are so-bad-you-can't-look-away experiences:

Monday, February 4, 2008

One Heaping Spoonful of McCann

Bradley McCann.

Here's a story from last season regarding the McCanns. They really make Brad out to be a whiny little emo jerk: Jet-black hair, Ralph Lauren shirts, and many unpleasant "Bradjectives" like greedy, bitter, hotheaded, and AWOL.

Maybe he can find some inner peace if he figures out where he was born. FL or WV?

His minor league stats show him to be an all-or-nothing hitter. Look at that sweet batting stance, though. He looks like Heap messing around in practice batting right-handed.

Anyway, I will definitely be looking out for him in Spring Training. I just need to figure out whose system he's in..... FL or KC?

In other news, a projected lineup has been posted and I had a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner.

Braves on TV

Spring training is around the corner. Yay? That means 1 month of "Why is Chipper still playing in the 3rd inning? Please put him back in his padded room. And get him some more of those anti-bunion shoes!"

Tentative TV schedules were announced here.

I still don't get what Peachtree is. Has that channel always existed? Will my satellite dish pick it up? Will the Braves ever be free of Canadians? Only time will tell.

By the way, Jon Sciambi does sports radio in Miami. His show is from 1PM to 3PM on 790 The Ticket. It's weird hearing him talk about something other than the "progress" that Andruw has made in the last couple of games. What do you think, Joe Simpson? Please enlighten us with how Andruw going opposite field means he's turned a corner.

I'm so glad that fat chimpunk in center is gone.