Chip and Peach Pit TV never get rained on.
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September 13, 2008
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Gadfly is Greyson R—–, a political science major from Portland State. He’s real, and his reputation extends beyond this site. Ignore him.
Thanks for that important bit of information, John Charles.
You make it sound so ominous, and you seem so sure of yourself too… Please, tell us more about this “reputation” of which you speak… Very flattering.
why does the penny trade keep resurfacing? it was on espn this morning. it was shot down by our reporters, but espn keeps going with the rumor. you guys think there’s any truth to this crap?
Because it involves one of the only two important teams in MLB (Sox/Yanks) and there’s nothing else for anyone to talk about.
So then he’s not a family member of Jeffy? And he’s not getting paid to post this drivel? As I laid it out yesterday, that means that it must be the unfortunate third option: an insatiable, homoerotic mancrush. I had hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but sometimes, you gotta call it like you see it.
Maybe that’s what JC was talking about, Gadfly. Maybe you’re notorious for having intense, irrational mancrushes for guys like Jeffy. Things that well up inside you and play out in comedic fashion all across the internet as you watch and long unrquited longings from afar. You’re kind of like Phillip Seymour Hoffman in Boogie Nights, or William H. Macy in Magnolia. Yeah I like that second one. Jeffy is the hunk bartender with the braces, and you’re the f’n quiz kid sitting across the bar, watching, pining…
worked so good yesterday, lets try it again
if I was Diaz I would ask to be traded
“Chip and Peach Pit TV never get rained on.”
THAT is funny. Peach Pit TV. I almost spit my drink out when I read that.
Gadfly’s just a poli sci major from Portland State? I feel like Gene Simmons just took his makeup off and looked like…Gene Simmons.It’s disappointing. I was expecting Gadfly to be some kind of Indiana Jones type, swinging in to random message boards and disrupting people’s way of thinking.
Either that or a Norman Bates type. But not a poli sci major from Oregon. Gah.
Rosenthal just reported on Fox that Glavine is considering filing a grievance with the player’s union about his release.
Great video choice, Mac.
I already feel bored by Glavine.
A million bucks and fully-paid rehab isn’t enough?
I’ll withhold judgment on the rumor — but my opinion of Glavine will certainly change if he actually files a grievance.
Come on, Tommy. The Braves’ handling was far from graceful, but don’t file a grievance.
A grievance? Based on what?
I’m sick and tired of our games being on 3 different networks all the time. I can only imagine for the average fan how frustrating it must be. It’s Peachtree, Peachtree, SportSouth, FSS, FSS, Sportsouth. Can’t they just convert SS into the BBN (Braves Baseball Network) and plop all the games on there? Do it like YES and put classic games on there and such, I really think it would be a successful network and could open up more revenue for the club.
Personally, as a Braves fan, I’d like to file a grievance with someone over the Braves’ wasting so much money on Glavine these past 16 months.
What would the potential repercussions be of filing a grievance? Like, say if the grievance was upheld somehow?
I feel like Gene Simmons just took his makeup off and looked like…Gene Simmons.It’s disappointing.
More like when Scooby unmasks the Black Knight and it’s just Mr. Wickles.
And he would’ve gotten away with it too, if it hadn’t been for us meddling kids
Peach Pit TV needs it’s broadcast revenue too… By the way, Peach Pit TV is probably my favorite thing now.
Can anyone think of any reason that Out Machine is 7th and Prado 8th? Other than he is.
It’s amazing what a major league offense can do for an awful pitching staff. Re: Phillies.
Prado’s batting .247 and Frenchy’s batting .248?
Seriously, I have no idea, other than that Frenchy doesn’t bat eighth because… he doesn’t and you don’t bat a right fielder eighth, no matter how much he sucks.
On the other hand, Prado is 12-58 with 5 walks, 1 sac bunt, 5 doubles, and 1 HR since May 5. That’s a 207/ 266/ 345 line, which is very slightly worse than Frenchy’s season numbers.
I don’t know why Bobby won’t give a start to Norton at 1b.
i think bobby is going by an old metaphorical phrase:
“If it’s broke, then don’t try to fix it”.
Well, Chip’s not on tonight. It appears Joe is doing PBP tonight. We also get to see what idiocy Ron Gant adds.
Furcal PH hr off Lidge 2-2 now
More jackassery from Yunel. The umpire should have given the call to the first base ump, but it was a swing.
Congratulations to Nate McLouth for his first hit as a Brave. (And his first stolen base.)
I wonder if they could put McLouth to work instructing Yunel in baserunning.
It feels like a year since a Brave last hit a homer.
Yunel’s a little bitch.
what did Yunel do?
I really hate it when batters only see 1 pitch in an AB
besides Mac’s double last night, when was our last xbase hit?
33 — He dropped his bat and whined after the umpire (correctly) called him out on strikes.
Corey Hart looks like a Neanderthal.
#34 – and McLouth walks and Chipper swings away at the 1st pitch
Suppan is getting lucky with at-em balls.
Bobby Cox and TP have combined for how many years now to put a pathetic offense on the field?
1? This is the only year since TP’s been here that the Braves’ offense has been below league average IIRC.
Anderson’s gone back into a slump.
Ethier with his 2nd HR on the day just beat the Phils, not that it matters cause we cant score
Wish we had a Fielder 🙁
Wow. Escobar should be benched.
Escobar: worst baserunner ever?
So I’m only listening… was that a good decoy? Or was Yunel just doing his thing?
I guess even a good decoy shouldn’t be good enough…
Escobar is the dumbest baserunner I’ve ever seen.
once again, please explain
I’d love to hear what just happened. Gameday isn’t making much sense.
Yunel stopped about a third of the way to second base and the RF threw him out easily on what should have been a single.
I am not blaming Yunel. He was paying attention and seeing the whole play. If the outfielder catch the ball it would have been a double play. It was a tough call. Don’t be so harsh guys.
And now Chipper is sitting. Great.
Chippers out now
Now Chipper has to leave the game. This team is so depressing.
Now Chipper’s out again. If it wasn’t so sad, it would be funny
The McClouth hit a dinker into right, and if Yunel had more than half a brain he would have seen it was clearly going to drop, but, of course, he’s cancer on the basepaths. To call it a decoy is flattering the fielder.
Yunel broke back on the deek. The ball landed 10 feet in front of Hart. Even the Brewers announcers were stunned that he didn’t read that it was clearly falling in, esp. considering the play was right in front of him. He’s a douche.
I really hate this team a lot of the time.
The trouble with winning by pitching and no offense is that your margin for error is razor-wire thin. And we are way too clumsy and casual to walk that wire.
Not surprised. We can all see Chipper’s toe is not right the past couple days.
After looking at the replay, I’m going to cut Yunel a little bit of slack on that one.
Jeremy, it wasn’t all that obvious in my opinion, but everybody can have different opinion. It’s one thing if he doesn’t pay attention, but he was paying attention.
Counsel continues his torment of the Braves. Can’t this guy leave us alone?
I am starting to wonder why we bother to watch this game. THis offense isn’t going to score any runs…
Well, if we fall out of it, we can trade Vazquez to get some prospects and move Hudson or Medlen into the rotation. We can also move Soriano and/or Gonzo.
Looking at Vazquez’s splits, he really starts to fall apart in the 6th inning.
Not that it matters with this offense.
braves14, that is EXACTLY what I am expecting to happen.
Well, if he can get out of this inning, we are still looking at a very good outing by Javy…
KC, I was just making a general observation, not knocking Javy. You really can’t expect him to pitch much better than he has this year. He’s been great.
Needed a break like that in the worst way.
EDIT: And promptly frittered it away. Our 2009 Braves. Sigh.
Braun. Wow. He was 50 feet away from that ball.
Let’s see how the Braves can manage to not score this inning.
Oh, like that.
See, the Brewers were trying to give us runs and we still can’t score. Why are we watching?
Bad decision by McCann to break for home on that one.
Jeremy, I do agree with your general observation though!
With Frenchy coming up, I don’t blame Mac for running.
There’s Francoeur’s walk for June.
1st pitch DP to end the inning? thats my guess
No, we’ll have two men LOB yet again.
Why have the Braves running? All it did was distract Prado….I don’t get that at all.
I say Norton walks and KJ grounds out on the first pitch.
Good job Greg. I still don’t think they will score.
#83 – I think it was a hit and run and Prado missed the sign
@83 To avoid double play…that’s how desperate Bobby has become and I don’t blame him for that.
@84 Mac, I am thinking the exact same thing!!!
$5 for upper deck?! I still think that’s expensive! $3 is more like it!
Well, at least KJ took the first pitch.
Mac, maybe KJ SHOULD have swung at that first pitch…and the second one too…excellent…KJ, you suck.
83 — Not on a full count.
A triple, 2 walks, 2 stolen bases, and 0 runs.
trade everyone and do it now
6IP 4H 2ER 0BB 7K’s and the loss
I really have seen enough of KJ…we should trade him.
Why am I watching?
This team blows.
LOL…wow. Wish we had a Fielder 🙁
We struggle to score one damn run and just like that….
KJ batting leadoff is at least as significant a problem as Francoeur’s presence anywhere in the lineup.
Hey Eric, you are SUPPOSED to get lefties out!
Give O’Flaherty the bases loaded and one out and he gets us out of it. Give him a clean slate at the start of an inning … oy gevalt.
Our team is trying awfully hard NOT to score run…I say we will score two at the end just to make it an one-run game.
Bobby, I just don’t understand…will you ever use Medlen?
@83 – really? You don’t deserve to be in the big leagues if you don’t expect the runners to go on a 3-2 count (especially if you are a guy that makes consistent contact).
@99 – are you kidding me? The two don’t even come close.
Chipper left the game with dizziness. Strange.
Oh, and McLouth was under the impression that he was coming to a place where winning is “expected.” Poor kid.
@105 Is it hot in Atlanta?
@104: I’m not. A leadoff man that is inconsistent, has an OBP below .320 and is a complete non-threat to steal bases shouldn’t be leading off. McLouth is not a natural leadoff, but I’d rather see him getting the most ABs than KJ.
My point is not that Francoeur isn’t a drain on this lineup — he is — but if we’re going to fix what ails this team, simply sending No. 7 elsewhere isn’t going to suffice. A pitching-dependent team like this needs a table-setter who can get on base and is a threat to move himself around without help at the plate from the guys behind him. KJ can’t do this.
@107 They both suck. I have seen enough of them.
Geez Bobby, still no Medlen?
@109: Maybe he wants to save him for tomorrow for all the Gwinnett folks making the drive down for Hanson’s debut. It can be “Gwinnett Day,” especially since Diory Hernandez might be at third. Put Gregor Blanco out there somewhere, and for giggles, call up Brian Barton to play right field. With McCann getting the day off, you’ve given the fans a lineup that might make the folks from Gwinnett smile, but has no chance to give Hanson his first win — which isn’t that different than the lineup we’ve got out there tonight, from the looks of things.
The Gwinnett’s offense is probably better than the one in Atlanta.
@111: Probably true. McLouth does help, although his presence tonight reminds me of a Peanuts cartoon in which Peppermint Patty comes across town to play for Charlie Brown’s team. She hurled a no-hitter and socked five home runs, but the team lost 37-5.
Bruan probably had a better case than Cameron did.
I like this little article. Maybe someone should pass this to Glav.
damn, Hoffman is still pretty damn good.
Freaking KJ, why can’t you hit this single in your last at-bat?
Nice link, kc. I love this bit from Phil Niekro:
“Even when I retired I thought I could still play. Even right now [at the age of 70] let me go to spring training, and I think I can get some guys out.”
I believe we all can get Frenchy out.
Recap is up.
EDIT: Deleted this comment as it was written as next thread was posted.