Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Base hit to right field! .... Francoeur bobbles it!

Two batters later:

... and there's a base hit to right field! Francoeur up with it....
The baseball world is laughing at this team. Sit back, crack open a cold one, and hope nobody trips on a banana peel.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

8 Year Old Likes Braves and Baseball Like.. A Lot

Here's a story about an 8 year old kid who knows a lot about baseball. He's decked out in Braves gear (Andruw jersey, *shudder*) and seems to be a pretty smart little boy. He's also too young to understand the pain and anguish of watching Braves games because he is in bed by 8:30PM. Lucky him.

Friday, June 20, 2008

At least we're not the Pirates.. YET

This story made me feel a tad better. Apparently one of our "aces" could've been had for much less than Renteria. If the Pirates weren't such a joke, we would not have met our Curacaoaoian quota. OH NOEZ!!1


From the What Might've Been File: the Tigers offered Jair Jurrjens for Jack Wilson about a year ago. Nice to see that .500 will not be a goal for the Bucs, by the way.

Detroit offered Jair Jurrjens for Jack Wilson just last July (2007). And the Tigers were not blind to Jurrjens, either. Even at the time, Detroit really liked him and saw him as being ready for the majors very, very soon.

So in essence, Atlanta received a decent pitcher and super Gorkys because the Pirates are silly.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hot Topic: Former Braves wives special edition!

I wrote about Francoeur and how googling his name brings up all sorts of weird "related searches". Well, here's another one I stumbled upon. Google Salty, like this.

Here are the "related searches":

And when you do a search in Google Images here:
Related searches:saltalamacchia wife

From VelcroVernacular, here are the top 10 Braves wives past and present (Kotsay's wife not included).

Anyway, boo hoo. Salty apparently didn't want to be traded last year.
Other bits from the article:

-Gonzalez about to blow his elbow again
-Soriano is resting so he can blow out his elbow again
-Hampton blew up years ago.
-Bobby Cox STILL senile. He discussed DH-ing Chip and Tex with no mention of McCann. So whenever Campillo pitches again, McCann's 385OBP will sit down.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

"I'm still better than Corky Miller"

Sure you are, Frenchy. Sure you are.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Why is Corky?

Why? Why is Corky? Why is he? Why must he be? Whatever the bleep he is should not be!

I understand giving McCann a break every now and then. By "every now and then" I mean once every 15 days. But if you MUST take out your .304 AVG/389OBP All-Star catcher, at least put him in the DH spot when you're playing interleague!!

One more year of senility.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

The new badass in town

5 for 10, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 4 R so far

oh, and that Charlie kid wasn't too bad either

The Braves are on ESPN tonight.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Really? ....... REALLY?

Chipper hit in the face by own batted ball

What next? Oh, this. ..... OK. Touche, baseball gods.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Today's theme: Hibernation Mode (TM by

I have been in Hibernation Mode (see: BJ) and so have the Braves. The way things have been going for them I really couldn't find anything to talk about, hence, the lack of posts.


It's only a game.. meant for our entertainment...and as such, let's have some fun with this.

Glavine had never been on the DL during his 31 year career and he's now doing his second stint until mid-July.

4 of the projected 5 starters are hurt and/or done.
Some of these losses have been RIDICULOUS (Kelly's drop, HBP in the 11th, etc, etc, etc)
Bobby Cox is old, senile, and still going to be running this sinking ship next season.
Knock knock
Who's there?
The Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves who?