33 thoughts on “Definitive proof that the Braves are better than the Mets”

  1. We lost in the other game to the Yankees. We threw a pitching combo at the Yanks that I hope and pray we’ll never ever see again – HoRam and Travis Smith. How many people in their right mind would predict the Braves to win with those two pitching?

    On another note, if James (pitching tomorrow) and Davies continue to do well, I definitely think HoRam and/or Thomson will be traded. We can only hope about HoRam.

  2. From atlantabraves.com:

    “The Braves heard reports that outfielder Andruw Jones had slightly tweaked his hip or quadriceps during the Classic in Puerto Rico, playing on the artificial turf of San Juan’s Hiram Bithorn Stadium. But the team didn’t appear too worried about the possibility, even though Jones did not play in Friday’s 10-0 Netherlands victory over Panama (a seven-inning no-hitter pitched by Giants prospect Shairon Martis). Jones is expected to join the Braves on Sunday. “He wants to play,” Cox said.”

  3. Got to see the split squad game on TV here in NY. Nothing much to report, other than the fact that Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a ball a LONG way.

  4. Another pretty good sign would be their usage of Cory Aldridge(ex-prospect of the Braves). Hope this isn’t who our NYMETs friend is talking about when they expound on the virtues of the Mets minor league system.

  5. Hey guys I’ve got a favor to ask. My home town paper is running an election to see what team gets primary coverage. Last year the Houston Fatastros won and this year the Chicago Chubs are in the lead. Voting ends Wednesday.

    If I could get a some of you to cast a few votes the Braves way I would be greatful. Not sure I could stomach reading fifteen articles about Kerry Woods and Mark Prior’s booboos.

    Vote at sports[at]thenewsstar[dot]com

    This is Monroe, Louisiana so crooked voting is a state hobby. Thanks.

  6. Remy, I sent in a vote for the Braves. I live in Memphis during the school year and I know how miserable it is to be subjected to coverage of the Cardinals, much less the Astros and Cubs. Good luck with your campaign.

  7. Joey Devine from today:
    2 innigs, 5 strikeouts.
    I want to be ecstatic and whatnot, but I’ll just calmly say ‘Great, let’s see what happens and hope it continues….’

  8. WBC is crazy. First the Cuba upset, now Japan up 3-0 on the U.S. Would have been worse, too, if Chipper hadn’t taken away a hit with his DEFENSE.

  9. Y’know, just when I was kind of allowing myself to get into this WBC game, the ump ruins it for me. That call against Japan in the top of the 8th was ridiculous. This game is tainted.

  10. wait, just to clarify. with all the movie discussion of late, I do not hope someone is watching “Pearl Harbor” the movie. I wouldnt wish that upon anyone, except maybe barry.

  11. Andruw is okay everybody! He just slipped and busted his ass in the dugout in PR… seriously

  12. FWIW, I watched the first replay of the sac fly attempt in super slow mo on my DVR (2 fps). I had my wife watch the small screen while I watched Randy Winn, and instructed her to tell me when his foot was off the base. Based on that first replay, he left early. Of course, the subsequent replays were synchronized differently and showed that he should have been safe. But at first he indeed looked out.

    By the way, for anyone in my fantasy league – I apologize for not being at the draft yesterday. Yahoo told me what happened (odd # of players = no draft in a H2H league) so I will attempt to set up a new draft time for another weekend. I was so distracted by the beautiful saturday (I was actually out back throwing a baseball and hitting outfield to some friends, if you believe it) that I completely forgot about the draft.

  13. I can’t imagine what it is like for the umpires who have to make the judgement through realtime action.

  14. (per KC’s suggestion):

    3 more spots in Braves Journal readers #2 – league id on Yahoo! is 14191, pw is andruw50. As soon as we get at least one more player (have to have even numbers) i will set a new draftime for a weekend afternoon if possible.

  15. Kyle, No problem with the draft thing. I wish it was half as nice here in Southern Indiana. We’ve actually had about 6 inches of rain in the last 3 days.

  16. I think we should all rally around Remy’s cause for gegtting his home town newspaper to cover the Braves. I drove all night down from Chicago to see the Braves play the Cubs during the divisional series two years ago. The crowd was 50-50, half rooting for the cubs and the other half rooting for the braves. We need to change the preception that Braves fans don’t care, and for nothing else I hate the Cubs getting so much press, so anyways, here is Reme’s post:

    Hey guys I’ve got a favor to ask. My home town paper is running an election to see what team gets primary coverage. Last year the Houston Fatastros won and this year the Chicago Chubs are in the lead. Voting ends Wednesday.

    If I could get a some of you to cast a few votes the Braves way I would be greatful. Not sure I could stomach reading fifteen articles about Kerry Woods and Mark Prior’s booboos.

    Vote at sports[at]thenewsstar[dot]com

    This is Monroe, Louisiana so crooked voting is a state hobby. Thanks.

    –I voted from 12 different e-mail accounts. Remy, is there anyway we can get an update later this week?

  17. Poll time:

    The NCAA tourney rankings this year are:

    A)Great. Give the committee MENSA memberships.
    B)Pretty solid. I agree with most of it.
    C)Questionable. I’d change some significant things.
    D)Putrid. A drunk chipmunk in a dark room could have done better.

    When choosing your answer, reflect on both the numerical seedings and the teams actually included.

    I’m going with C.

  18. No big problems with the selections. You don’t know how good these teams are until you tip it off. I mean, I don’t lose sleep that Gonzaga is a #3. The #2 & #3 are on a collision course anyway.

    My biggest problem with the tournament now is how they let the top seeds play virtual home games. I don’t buy that it’s the advantage these teams gain for having a good season. It’s an obvious money-grab & it’s not fair to many of the teams.

  19. “When choosing your answer, reflect on both the numerical seedings and the teams actually included. ”

    Someones been reading too many professors essay questions…

    (not an insult)

  20. Braves signed Damian Moss to a minor league deal.

    Any more ex-Braves lefties out there that can’t pitch anymore? Aw crap, first one to come to mind was Rocker.

  21. b, I have just the typical complaint as every year. There will always be teams who don’t make it and feel slighted in some way. I can’t wait for things to get started now.

    Has anyone else seen the article today in AJC about JS’s book? Pretty interesting stuff! I was particularly interested to hear how Glavine wanted at one point to go back on the deal he accepted from the Mets.

  22. NCAA tourney: A. I don’t really care that (say) FSU or Maryland or Cincy were left out; if they really “deserved” to be in the tournament so bad, they could have won a couple games in their conference tournaments!

    FWIW, the bitching that always crops up around this time of year is why I don’t believe in a playoff for football. No matter where you draw the line, someone will complain about being left out. The BCS does a reasonable job of identifying the best teams; most of the criticisms levelled against it share the same Luddite spirit that characterizes many a crappy big-newspaper baseball columnist.

  23. NMS: I am right in the middle of finals. Everything looks like an exam to me right now.

    And I went with C largely on the basis of the inclusion of Air Force. This just defies logic.

  24. Thanks for the votes guys. I’m was a little nervous that there might be too many votes coming in and they’d suspect something.

    Voting ends Wednesday so I’ll give a report at that time.

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