I write this at 1 PM (CT) and am guessing that the first game will actually start at 3 or so (also CT) and finish around three hours later. I could be wrong, and this could show up while the game is going on. Or the game could be postponed again. I can’t tell the future — look at my preseason picks. I’m going to be otherwise engaged this evening and won’t be available to recap game one, if there is a game one.
Anyway, this is the game thread for the second game, if there is a second game. I will try to recap both games tonight. Now, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRgh the beautiful bullpen strikes again!
I was the first comment and its the 9th inning! I know we given up on the Braves, but have we really given up ;(
I hate it
wow! terrible game…
let’s hope this one goes better!
Now I’m wondering what Mac’s preseason picks were.
Another loss thanks to the bullpen and or Bobby.
Why does Bobby pull a pitcher when he is cruising and has only pitched to three batters? Baffling! Going by the book is not always the best idea. If the pitcher is going good let him pitch! Dang it!!!
So disgusting. I will vent to myself because no one else is listening to this game and I guess no one really cares about the Braves anymore.
Anyone here think they could play better defense than Matt Diaz?
Ok, so I am an idiot.
I have been posting on the wrong game thread.
Look how messed up the Braves have gotten me!
I got out early, recap is up. What do you think, should I buy a gun? This is Alabama, they’re easy to come by.
Anybody heard an approximate start time for game 2?
Mac, I own six guns. I’ll lend you one.
Hello Miranda, how you doin girl ?
Good throw by the way from Francoeur.
I’ll say this, Frenchy is still young and developing, but this last month has overall given me some hope that he will turn out okay. Take last game’s at bat where he was down 0-2 and then managed a walk out of it. That was arguably his best at bat all year.
Adam “2007 NL MVP” LaRoche.
Yeah, Torborg, forget Adam, who’s only been the best hitter in the league not named “Howard” in the second half. Dave LaRoche is much more interesting. I mean, he stopped pitching only twenty years ago.
Mac, we only had one Sandy Koufax story from game 1, so I was happy with that.
TKim Hudson can’t hold the lead….again.
You know, it is painful for me to even follow the scores on Yahoo sports. I can’t imagine how bad it must feel to actually watch the game.
All I want for Christmas this year is a Tim Hudson trade. Please save us from more worthless seasons of this overpriced mediocrity, John Shuerholz.
Benedict Schuerholz ain’t going to do that Dan. In fact, expect Mark Bowman articles on atlantabraves.com about how Reitsma can close again, it was only the nerve problem this year that stop Hoffman, Jr.
I mean Ron in #20.
when game 1 was on, i flipped the channel just in time to hear torborgo say, “its a lot easier to pound it from behind.”
im not going to draw any conclusions, but thats an honest quote.
I hate doubleheaders. Twice the agony is no fun.
Did anyone see how FSN called Kevin Barry “Chris Reitsma” on his stats page-thingy that came up?
Hey, even FSN can be right sometimes.
Hey, some people like Jeff Torborg:
Jeff Torborg then returned to brodcasting on Fox. He has been hired as the color commentator for Atlanta Braves games on FSN South, replacing Tom Paciorek. Since becoming an Atlanta Braves commentator, Torborg has a fan club known as “Torborg South”. The club’s logo looks similar to the logo of the Turner South Network.
Yeah, some people like “According to Jim”, too. These people are wrong, and so are those people.
If there are still people out there who are still dreaming about a wildcard spot, today’s games will probably destroy all the dreams that one can think of…including finishing above .500.
Hey, it’s Grand Slam Time!
That’s evil Mac…anybody but Joey please…
Nah, just a two-run single. Okay.
I hope you guys appreciate this. I really don’t feel like recapping another debacle.
I wonder why Bobby just has to keep putting Joey into pressured situation this season…
That’s ok Mac. I don’t think any of us would mind a 8-hour delay…
I was really hoping to finish at .500, but I have lost hope. This team is truely awful. Even with a good bullpen do you guys think we can contend next year?
I started my first blog tonight in case anyone is interested.
“Even with a good bullpen do you guys think we can contend next year?”
I think the Braves can easily contend next year for the division and the wildcard. I think Schuerholz will surprise this offseason and resign Wickman and maybe even get a second starter.
If the Braves went 13-14 in June, instead of 6-21, they’d be leading the wildvard now. It’s just a badluck season, this team is not really an under .500 team, especially with Bob Wickman.
I hear someone singing… oh it’s the damn fat lady
“I hear someone singing… oh it’s the damn fat lady”
You’re just now hearing that? I need to call the police, the fat lady won’t shut up.
Oh well… at least we don’t have to go through the agony of losing in the playoffs again. Is that the brightside?
I linked it, Dan. Thanks, that cheered me up. A little.