I had to watch Matty save the day on Gametracker at work, and I could see Turner Field from my office building. I spent a few minutes staring at it longingly in the eighth. At least I have these marvelous AP pictures: All this physical affection seems to be doing them good. Meanwhile, we’re down… Continue reading Sweeps Week
Another Loss to the Nationals
Oh man. Talk of Smoltz returning to the bullpen. I laughed when it was Barry Zito; perhaps this is karma coming back to haunt me. I don’t know what to say about this season so far. I thought we would at least have one of those excitingly awful years. You know what I mean? Where… Continue reading Another Loss to the Nationals
A Bleak End to a Bleak Series
One run, extra-inning losses. Hampton strains a boob five minutes before game time and this is what we get: more of last year. Let’s hope Eliot was right about April being the cruelest month. If this is how we look against the Pirates at the start of the season, imagine what we’ll look like when… Continue reading A Bleak End to a Bleak Series
Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day!
Is anyone surprised that Matty arrived seven days early? One of my wishes for this season is that he finally gets the regular starting respect he deserves. Heap also showed up as soon as possible, not surprisingly. Sadly, he will be spending Valentine’s Day without his significant other. Maybe the Australians will take him out… Continue reading Happy Pitchers and Catchers Day!
Bobby Seems To Be Confused
One thing before I go: Diaz, sporting a fresh haircut by Dolphin Stadium’s resident barber, continued his inexplicable mastery of Florida pitching with two homers and a double in the Braves’ badly needed 7-4 win against the Marlins on Wednesday night. “I wish he had enough at-bats — he’d lead the league in hitting,” manager… Continue reading Bobby Seems To Be Confused
Matty on our postseason chances: “… It’s up to us. We’re in it together. We’re gonna figure it out together. And if we don’t figure it out, we’re gonna do that together.” Well, alright then. Good to know some of you won’t be seceding from the team if things go wrong. Meanwhile, pardon me while… Continue reading Captain Obvious
Good Game, Bad News
The team really impressed me as a whole last night, and it was a fun game to watch (except when the Vulch blew the save, but Colyer and Moylan managed to not completely destroy our chances, and thank God for Wicky). Davies looked fine, seemed to give up the fly ball pitcher identity he borrowed… Continue reading Good Game, Bad News
Playing Favorites (Literally)
Try to guess which sentence from this article about Aybar’s suspension infuriated me. That’s right, it’s this one: Even if he reaches a point where he’s healthy enough to play, the Braves may have a hard time placing him on the roster in favor of Pete Orr, who is a clubhouse favorite, beloved by teammates,… Continue reading Playing Favorites (Literally)
Losing to the Nationals with Smoltz on the mound wasn’t even the strangest thing about last night, nor was being shut out by the infamous Nationals pitching staff. The strangest part about last night was Heap striking out and Frenchy following with a two-out walk. What is going on here. The worst thing about this… Continue reading Bizarro World
The Team That Looks for Teeth Together . . .
Great image from Dave O’Brien’s blog today: Diaz lost part of a tooth during batting practice, as I’m sure you’ve all heard by now, and here’s Dave’s description of the ordeal: He was knocked to the ground by the impact, but got up and finished his round of batting practice as teammates and others looked… Continue reading The Team That Looks for Teeth Together . . .