The AJC pictures from spring training haven’t really captivated me so far, but this is an instant classic: Porter is totally giving them the talk. An annual tradition, I’m sure. Note that none of the big stars were required to attend. Kelly looks completely offended.
The Scooter Situation
Scooter has entered platoon land, and he doesn’t want to talk about it. Dave O’Brien assumes this means he’s pissed. I of course came to the same conclusion, but I kind of hate to see Scooter called out for his dissatisfaction with the situation, since he’s already on Bobby’s bad/platoon side. I think it’s interesting… Continue reading The Scooter Situation
Break Out the Free Agent Jokes: Scooter’s Gettin’ Hitched!
I have actual stuff to do at work today, since I’m blowing this popsicle stand next week and heading home to Atlanta after three long years in Athens (it may be the birthplace of Heap, but this town is not for me), but I’m still going to take time out of my workday to post,… Continue reading Break Out the Free Agent Jokes: Scooter’s Gettin’ Hitched!
Not much to say about that road trip except “wow, it sucked.” I mean, sucked like I didn’t even think we were capable of sucking. Not yet, not when I was just getting used to the idea of actually staying on pace with the Mets this season. I really wanted to go into this series… Continue reading Youk’s Revenge
Wait . . . What?
I’m so frustrated over that game last night, I’m sitting here having to tell myself to calm down. I was already in an overemotional baseball place after coming across a documentary about Cubs fans during lunch yesterday, which somehow had me in near tears for an hour. And now this happens, with no baseball tonight… Continue reading Wait . . . What?
The Sucker Can Hit
We had our windows open yesterday afternoon, which was probably not a great idea, because that game had me screaming and jumping around the room. I’m surprised our neighbors didn’t call the cops. And the best part, as pictured in the background here: The pissed off Mets fans! Ah, whenever I hear “and the fans… Continue reading The Sucker Can Hit
“Strike After Strike”
It’s too bad that Redman’s first quality start as a Brave was wasted on a night when we were completely shut down by a dominant opposing pitcher. I should probably disclose that, last night, I, um. Kind of fell in love with Rich Hill. I’m sure I wouldn’t look twice if I just passed him… Continue reading “Strike After Strike”
Look Who Has A Bullpen
What a great start to the season, a really exciting first game — I was up off my sofa jumping around when Rent hit that first homer to tie it up. It was such a perfect go-fuck-yourself for Slappy McWifebeater, knocking him out of the game with his tail between his legs. Skip had just… Continue reading Look Who Has A Bullpen
Braves Dig the Long Ball
We beat the Pirates today, 8-5. Aybar hit one out in the first, Kelly somehow pulled off a broken bat home run in the sixth, and Langerhans hit one in the seventh. Our strategy seems to be “overwhelm with scattered home runs,” as it was last year (after the All-Star break, at least). Hopefully this… Continue reading Braves Dig the Long Ball
The Rise of the Silver Catcher
It’s promotion schedule time! This year it’s mostly the old standards — a night where you can win the game worn jerseys (tastefully abbreviated as JOOB on the schedule), t-shirt giveaways, bat nights, hat nights, and plenty of kids running the bases all summer long. They also offer a sneak preview of the Heap statue… Continue reading The Rise of the Silver Catcher