Cormier just came out of the game with some kind of injury. Something happened on his right side, or possibly to his right arm, haven’t heard what yet . . . And I was just wondering what sort of omen Diaz getting his tooth chipped while watching batting practice was. A bad one, apparently. Update:… Continue reading You’re Kidding Me . . .?
Let the Jokes About Chipper’s Sex Life Begin
Chipper’s beard was a hot topic of conversation among the ESPN announcers today, during the first televised Braves spring training game (also the first game ESPN has televised this season). Apparently, the beard is Chipper’s way of “rebelling against his wife,” who hates it. Chipper was interviewed by the dudes after he was taken out… Continue reading Let the Jokes About Chipper’s Sex Life Begin
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
“You Want Me to Throw a Changeup With a Pepper?”
Still not a lot of news out of camp, save that Harrison will pitch against Tech on Wednesday, and Davies will start against the Dodgers on Thursday, meaning Smoltzie will start against the Pirates for the first televised game on Friday! I’m very excited to see that, and to hear about how Harrison and Davies… Continue reading “You Want Me to Throw a Changeup With a Pepper?”
“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… Continue reading “I Went In On The Bounce”
The Official Cole Slaw of the Atlanta Braves
From yesterday’s Braves Notes, this is the best thing I’ve heard since they reported: If Matt Diaz continues to punish the baseball the same way that he’s done the first two days in camp, his defensive woes may not be a hindrance in his attempt to beat out Ryan Langerhans and Craig Wilson for playing… Continue reading The Official Cole Slaw of the Atlanta Braves
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
There’s always plenty of coverage about whatever douchebag things the Yankees get up to in the offseason, such as running their perfume empires and, well . . . whatever is going on here. But what about our Braves, who are more “openly reviled” by the mainstream sports media than actually “covered?” What have they been… Continue reading Offseason Antics