Category: Hampton

  • 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 […]

  • Whoops

    Hampton is injured again, a day to day kind of situation. It’s gone way beyond being funny, and I just feel sorry for him, honestly. I know what’s it’s like to be determined to do something, physical reality be damned, and to find out it’s impossible. Hopefully it’s not a big deal, and not something […]

  • Back to Reality

    We had a great time down at spring training — next year we’ll definitely do a full week and try to make it to five or six games. We went to the February 29 game against the Dodgers and the March 2 game against the Astros. The Braves won both. Hampton pitched the second game […]

  • If I’m Thinking Of The Right Guy

    Saw this headline on’s front page, and assumed the Hampton in question was an obscure folk singer, or maybe a particular haircut that was popular in the seventies: I do appreciate the fact that they put “ready” and “comeback” in quotes, as if to mock the suggestion, though I think they should take that […]

  • Frankenhampton Out for the Season

    You’ve all heard it by now: Hampton is gone for the season. I’m having a hard time even mustering up any righteous indignation; it’s just redundant after a certain point. If Davies had been horrible in his start, maybe I would be more upset. Perhaps we can still get our money’s worth out of Hampton […]

  • First Place For Now

    I’m so glad I went to all three games this weekend, and not just the miserable home opener. The other two were a blast: my throat’s all sore from screaming, I’m sunburned, and I somehow pulled a muscle in my shoulder, I think from throwing up my arms after Andruw made that catch on Sunday. […]

  • “Dude, I Might Be Able To Throw”

    We won both of our games today, Hudson looked good, Heap and Frenchy almost simultaneously hit homers while playing across town from each other, our top outfield prospect (whose name is Jones, naturally) looked great at the plate, Chipper’s injury is minor (again) and hell, even on the Hampton front, things are looking up: he’s […]

  • “A Little Time of Sulking”

    I guess we shouldn’t exactly start panicking at the news of Hampton’s injury, but I don’t think it would be rash to feel significantly disheartened. I mean, shit, you guys. Now we don’t just get stuck with Davies or Cormier, whoever sucks less out of spring training, we get to enjoy both of them on […]

  • “Whatever. We’ve Got Yoga.”

    I’m starting to feel the pangs of real discouragement for the first time this preseason: Hampton says he’s a no go, despite Bobby’s optimism. I don’t know what scares me more, the idea that Hampton might flake out this season, or the possibility that Bobby’s ability to judge who is capable and who isn’t is […]

  • “I Went In On The Bounce”

    First of all: I have the 2007 portraits in my possession, and they are magnificent. I’ll post them on Sunday night; we’re going away for the weekend so this will probably be my last post until then. I’ve got a ton of normal pictures to post for now, and ALSO: The first Heap and Frenchy […]