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I just wrote about this on Chop-n-Change, but Jair hasn’t had a no-decision since June. I think it’s time he got a few more. There’s no reason he needs to be working late into games in a lost season.
there’s really no reason for him to be pitching every 5 days still. Seriously, I think it’d be okay if they just shut him down and saved his arm
weather update?? I’m guessing there wont be a game…
Sunny in Alpharetta.
It’s hard to see a game being played. (Remember, the weather outlook on the left is now permanently set on Death Valley.) I hope the Marlins fall out of it, I don’t want to make this game up.
Seems the “Weather Where the Braves Are” section of the site may be overestimating the temperature a little bit.
Nice work on the UGA preview.
Weather.com says it will rain all night, but the radar makes it look like precipitation is spotty.
Right now, north of the city, it is sunny with dark clouds in the distance.
It may be spotty, but it’s not likely to stop entirely until tomorrow morning. I hate it when they play through rain, and it’s the first game of the series, and there is no real reason to play. Why start?
The weather here swings quickly between sunny and violent downpours. They might get it in with several delays if they are quick with the tarp.
per DOB today
By David O’Brien
August 26, 2008 3:14 PM | Link to this
Jon F., after the season the Braves have had, and third consecutive missed playoffs, I don’t think there are any certainties on the coaching staff. If McDowell wants to be back, he’ll be back, but other than him, I wouldn’t feel certain about any of them.
Edit: Instant Replay will start on Thursday
Fire Terry Pendleton, please.
It’s not the coaches, it’s the players. Leo Mazzone was a “genius” because he had pitchers who could stay low and outside without putting the ball over the middle of the plate at least once every at bat. The pitchers the Braves have now can’t do that. I’m sure they try to stay out of the middle of the plate. They just aren’t good enough. That’s not McDowell’s fault.
The only thing that can be blamed on the coaches–and on the manager, especially on the manager–is that the team absolutely quit with a quarter of the season to go. Not only are they bad, they are boring and lethargic.
McDowell’s done a fine job with the pitchers. The bullpen has broken down this month from overuse, but that’s largely a function of a lot of (lost) tight games. The offense has been a problem, though I am not sure how much is TP, how much is bad luck, and how much is ALL THE DAMNED BUNTING.
The offense has been a problem, though I am not sure how much is TP, how much is bad luck, and how much is ALL THE DAMNED BUNTING.
Or, as David Pinto notes, Jeff Francoeur.
Well, yeah, him too. I was trying to blank him out. Thanks, Stu.
Chris Chambliss (now in Richmond) is an interesting possibility for hitting coach and even manager. What happened to him as a coach? I thought he had an excellent reputation and then his stock seemed to fall quickly.
Just as a side note pertaining to all threads where this pertains, it would be nice if you guys would post the actual links to stories rather than using the “tinyurl” thing. I can’t get to those links from my work computer. Thanks.
The problem is that the links are often very long, and if they’re not embedded (which I always try to do) they mess up the page. That’s why I encouraged TinyURL.
The 10 worst No. 8 hitters since 1957 — The Hardball Times
I can’t wait for this game to start! Our pennant drive is about to begin!!
DOB says Kotsay’s been traded but he doesn’t know what team yet.
JD Drew has been put on the DL. (Shocking, I know.) So I’m betting Red Sox.
“Interested observer.” Ha.
JD Drew to the DL…what’s next, birds taking flight?
Hopefully Wren is able to get something of value.
DOB says Boston is the “likely team”.
I love Phillies fans. When they’re not booing their own team, they’re delusional.
Hmmm, maybe I’ll see him tomorrow night at Yankee Stadium. Happened with Tex, too.
Wonder if we’ll get anything useful.
Wild guess: If it’s the Red Sox, the prospect in return will be Bubba Bell.
Also, I really hate Cody Ross. It’s one thing when Ryan Howard or Chase Utley or even Lazarus Delgado beats you, but Cody F-ing Ross?
I’d hope for more, but I admit I don’t fully understand the prospect market as it applies to trades. Bubba has done his best work when he’s been old for his level — but in his defense, he appears to murderize once he gets comfortable….
Gammons and Olney say that the Red Sox are “on the verge” of trading for Kotsay. Good work, men. Nice that you joined us.
Aaron Bates? Righthanded power…
In the meantime, Jair’s doing his best to let the Marlins hit for the cycle against him this inning…really, we can’t just shut him down?
Apparently the holdup is about a limited no-trade clause that Kotsay would have to waive to go to Boston.
BBRef has a countdown to the 250,000th major league HR (249,650 at the start of today). Evidently, the 100,000th HR was hit by Braves catcher Hal King vs. Fergie Jenkins on 4/30/70. As someone who prides himself on knowledge of obscure Braves trivia, I have to say I’ve never heard of Hal King.
welcome to the ALL SUCK ALL THE TIME CLUB, Jair.
Tavarez is so bad.
Good DOB line:
so how would Boston fans feel if a second person turned them down? 1st – Brian Giles 2nd – Mark Kotsay
Anyone ever see three consecutive bases-loaded walks before?
Kudos to the 2-3K that turned out tonight for the game. Big ups…
hey why dont Blanco just walk over to it next time
why is ESPN and the website showing 9-7, its 9-6
Mac, Chipper struck out swinging, he didnt walk
What’s the score? Gameday listed it as 8-7, then changed to 8-6.
Edit – Prado doubled 9-7 now
Edit – 9-8 now
Yeah, Gameday and ESPN both said he walked, then hung up.
now set up for the one run loss
wow great job by Kelly getting to 2nd
Damn, I actually care right now
Well, I guess Kotsay hasn’t been traded yet.
Kotsay getting in one last Braves at bat?
here’s my bit of wishful thinking re trading Kotsay to the Red Sox:
I doubt the Sox would do it but then again their trading for Kotsay indicates they don’t have much confidence in Carter.
I might even thrown in a Prado to be named later. 🙂
Braves Win. Fun Game. Lets trade Kotsay in the midst of all of the excitement.
If you try to fail and can’t manage it, then what have you done?
They pick now to win a game like this!? This takes a completely unbelievable season to a new level.
Hey, a win, a very unlikely one.
Blanco’s lucky they didn’t turn that DP.
i really like kotsay. i hate the red sox though. he’s a class act.
go braves. good game by jeff