Something Cheerful

I haven’t posted in a week because I don’t know what to say. I was fairly certain that things would eventually go badly this year, but things went so immediately and overwhelmingly badly that jokes ain’t coming easy. But I found this lovely anecdote about Devy, who has been called up to the A’s, and… Continue reading Something Cheerful

Preach It, Frenchy

From last night’s AJC wrap: Afterward, 23-year-old Francoeur praised some other, less-established Braves youngsters, including reliever Joey Devine, who got slugger Lance Berkman to fly out with the bases loaded to end the seventh inning. Well, at least somebody has mentioned something in the press about the good work he’s done up here this year.… Continue reading Preach It, Frenchy


Irretrievable playoff race aside, yesterday was perfect. We went to the game, and much like the last game we went to in 2006 (where we also won in extra innings, thanks in large part to the other team’s defensive errors), it was the most fun we’d had at the park this season. FOUR Braves sang… Continue reading Redemption!

Captain Obvious

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

Keep Him In Line, Heap

Well, okay. Fine, Braves. If that’s the way you want to go out? Whatever. Cool. Great. I’ll just try to focus on the positive: Together at last! Devy is the other guy I will make apologies for no matter what, in case you hadn’t noticed. I like the idea of these two as a battery.… Continue reading Keep Him In Line, Heap

“Life After Wickman”

Wicky was DFA’d yesterday (what is my favorite past tense verb of all time? DFA’d. Not just in relation to this particular DFA’ing, and not that I particularly enjoy it when players get turned out on their asses – though I do usually favor cutting the slack sooner rather than later – it’s just fun… Continue reading “Life After Wickman”

Devy Watch 07

Days Devy has been on the major league roster in 07: 3 Times I have seen Devy pitch this season: 0 He did actually pitch one inning during his second day trip to the majors, but it was in a blowout loss that I had finally turned off in the 8th inning. Figures! Maybe he’ll… Continue reading Devy Watch 07

The Gang’s All Here!

Welcome back, Devy! According to Chop-n-Change, we just sent McBride packing and Dev’s up from the minors. I can’t say I’ll miss McBride all that much — his uncanny ability to forget how to pitch after getting two outs (or two strikes, if he was only called in to get one batter) was driving me… Continue reading The Gang’s All Here!