Andruw has arrived at camp, amid lots of questions and speculation about what he’ll do next season. I’m sure it’s on his nerves, and it’s damn well started to get on mine. It’s unlikely that he knows what he’s going to do at this point, and even if he did, he’s not going to talk… Continue reading Andruw’s Culinary Adventures
Happy Birthday to Heap!
So, today is pretty much a holy day for Braves fans: the 23rd anniversary of our beloved Heap’s birth. I hope you all got the day off of work for the occasion. It’s also the first day all position players must report to camp. Probably for like, a huge birthday party Bobby has planned, am… Continue reading Happy Birthday to Heap!
So, Is Our Bullpen Good?
Can you take it, can you take the ten thousandth article about how great our bullpen is going to be in 2007? I can’t. I mean, I’m as optimistic as anyone about the great acquisitions, and Wicky, and, hell, maybe even Joey Devine will work some miracle in spring training. I’m open to it! I’m… Continue reading So, Is Our Bullpen Good?
LaRoche the Golfer and More New Hair
Not a lot of real news out of camp Sunday, except the pleasant surprise that Moylan is doing well. As someone who thought Moylan was just Kevin Barry wearing glasses for two days last season, I would love to see him stand out more. Bizarrely, the Braves Notes that mention Moylan’s performance also feature a… Continue reading LaRoche the Golfer and More New Hair
Spring Training Day Two
So, I just spent the past fifteen minutes checking up on Braves news and pictures, and I was laughing almost the entire time. But in a good way! More running/another shot of Hampton hanging out on the periphery. Somehow he even seems to be running in a different direction than the others – sideways? Frenchy… Continue reading Spring Training Day Two
Happy New Year!
For Braves fans, the year has officially begun. Sure, they’ve been practicing at Turner since the beginning of the month, and yes, they had photos and quotes taken from camp yesterday, but today is the day that spring training was slated to officially begin according to the team calendar! And that counts for something! These… Continue reading Happy New Year!
I’m Freakin’ Out, Man!
Okay, I tried, but I can’t wait until tomorrow! There was actual baseball coverage on ESPN this evening, I hardly knew what to do with myself. These are from AJC.com: Gonzalez arrives, looking pretty badass: check out those calf muscles. Hell yeah, that’s what our bullpen has been lacking, am I right?! Apparently he is… Continue reading I’m Freakin’ Out, Man!
Hampton: “Mistakes Will Be Made”
I don’t normally turn to the Braves’ official site when I want brutal honesty, so I was surprised to find this article about Hampton there. It’s pretty discouraging, but I appreciate Hampton being candid and realistic . . . I guess. It also kind of sounds like he’s embracing mediocrity, but maybe he knows something… Continue reading Hampton: “Mistakes Will Be Made”
First off, I have to share this thing my friend found in her doctor’s waiting room a few days ago. She said she had a valentine for me, and laid this sucker on me: This is not a graphic I made, this is an actual thing that I have! Apparently the Braves sent out these… Continue reading Getaway Day
Slow News Day
Not much going on with the Braves following the Smoltz divorce bombshell. From the AJC we get this extremely obvious list of things the Braves are hoping will go well in spring training. Go ahead and have a good laugh at the phrase “Ryan Langerhans hits with authority,” I know I did. Anyway, since I’ve… Continue reading Slow News Day