I see the recap Posted by Mac Thomason | May 25, 2006 | Open Threads | 18 I don’t know why some people aren’t. Anyway, open thread. Share:
The recap is dead, at least on my computer
Same here. Could it be a Firefox thing?
No-go on the recap here, either.
The good news: Pha 3, NYM 0. But it’s early. The Phils have gotten good at gagging up leads recently.
I use Firefox.
What URL are you using?
Ha. It doesn’t show up at bravesbeat.com/bravesjournal but does at braves.net/bravesjournal. The latter is the primary address now and is used in the internal links. I don’t know why. If you click into another post and then click you you should see it.
My suggestion as always is to use bravesjournal.us, which is always tied to the primary address.
How weird. I hit “send comment” and Jose Reyes immediately hits a 3-run HR. Lead effectively gagged. 3-3 in the second inning.
Anyway, it’s there now on both addresses. I think that the problem might have been that Jay started his piece before mine but I published first, but I don’t know that.
I’m using the bravesjournal site. I’ll check it out again, however.
Thanks again, Mac, for all the good work you do.
Ok, I see it now
I see it now again too! lol weird
Yup, I see it now, too. Thanks, Mac.
In case no one saw, the Royals got permission to interview Dayton Moore. We must all send him letters to talk him out of even considering that job. Ugh.
It’s back, WooHoo!!!
I know it’s not important, but I feel pretty good when I check the latest Pythag standings.
Okay, I have nowhere else to post this, so here goes: ESPN’s list of biggest Braves blunders is as follows:
2) What’s the biggest blunder in Braves franchise history?
1975: Sold Joe Niekro to Astros for $35,000
They already had Joe’s brother Phil, so maybe they figured they didn’t need another of baseball’s top knuckleballers (but Joe would win 173 more games).
1983: Traded for Len Barker, then signed him to long-term contract
Braves gave up Brett Butler and Brook Jacoby, then locked up Barker with new five-year deal.
1984: Signed free agent Bruce Sutter to six-year megadeal
For Ted Turner’s $10 million, he got three seasons, 40 saves, 4.55 ERA.
2001: John Rocker
2002: Shifted Chipper Jones to left field in favor of Vinny Castilla
Yes, Castilla was a defensive upgrade, but that .268 OBP was a real killer.
I think Sutter is the biggest blunder, but what the hell is Rocker doing there? That doesn’t make any sense at all. They traded Rocker in 2001, and got a pretty good deal for it too, getting Steve Karsay in the deal. His career proceeded to go straight to hell after the trade.
So to recap: the biggest blunder can’t be his three productive years with the Braves. It can’t be trading him at the right time. What exactly are they talking about?
his comments probably, but what does that have to do with the trade itself
How can his comments be considered a blunder on the part of the Braves, too?
I’ve read the Neyer book (see the next entry) and a “blunder” may not be by the team or even hurt the team. One of the blunders he mentions, for example, was the Braves signing Babe Ruth at the end of his career. Hey, they might have been terrible in 1935, but it wasn’t because of the Babe. If it was a blunder, it was by Ruth, tarnishing his legacy. Similarly, Rocker’s comments didn’t really hurt the Braves, but they certainly were a blunder.
Biggest Braves blunder? Batting Frank Torre (yes, Frank, not Joe)cleanup instead of Aaron or Mathews or Adcock down the stretch in ’59.
I cant keep up with not seing BravesJournal. I miss the emails.
The Mets made another winner trade: