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DOB twatted the lineup:
Braves lineup: 1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Gonzalez SS, 4. Glaus 1B, 5. McCann c, 6. Diaz LF, 7. Conrad 3B, 8. Cabrera CF, 9. Lowe P.
Now the dealership is telling me they can’t give me a certain price if the car isn’t on their lot. Screw this.
And people wonder why the automotive industry is in trouble.
@2 – I’ll be damned. The only explanation is that Challenger’s must be in high demand. And they think that they can take advantage of a young woman.
On Chipper – its amazing. His ACL may come back stronger after this procedure. Arthroscopy too. Just 3 holes in his knee. Not saying that he doesn’t have a tough rehab, he does but it wasn’t long ago that this injury would have been a guaranteed career ender.
Can’t you just order the darn thing through carsdirect.com or some such and avoid all this?
The car is popular and production is limited. They want Bethany’s $.
carsdirect didn’t work out, it said there were no matches in my area.
They have the Challengers discounted well below MSRP, which gets them on the defensive, acting like I’m crazy to expect to ask for a certain kind and expect “that kind of deal”. I hate Dodge.
How large an area are we talking about? Are you willing to go, say, 50 miles to get your car?
Rob Neyer just tweeted that he has started a dream journal. Oooooookay.
Just in case you needed another reason to ignore him…
I’d be willing to go 200 miles for the right car.
Really? That’s too bad. It might be worth calling (or emailing) around to other dealers in your general area to find a car that will work for you. If your local dealership isn’t willing to go the extra mile to get your sale, don’t give it to them.
Consistently hitting new guy third…I mean, I would have a joke here if it didn’t make me so angry. What can you say?
Good attitude. I drove up to Glendale to get my new car – a ridiculous drive through downtown up the 110. It was worth it though, that lady was motivated to make the sale.
I’m dealing with someone in Roswell now over the phone who has a base used 2010 blue Challenger. If I can get them to sell it for 19 or 20, I could add on the wheels and stripes and get the car I want. Cross your fingers!
i read a tweet from DOB said they used a graft from the heel of a cadaver to fix chipper, let the “zombie” jokes commence.
i wonder if they used some of that cool green blood in him too
12—Yeah, I really don’t get why he’s hitting third and Diaz is hitting sixth.
Wait, it doesn’t come with wheels? You’d think that would be part of the base package.
@17 it has crappy wheels, I want the real ones that come with the Ralley package. It’s just sad to drive a car like that with stock wheels.
In answer to Rob from the last thread, I do believe they are offering some kind of deal through the rest of the season, at least on MLB.TV. Not sure what it is, but you should look into it.
AAG has really good numbers against Lilly. Doesn’t justify hitting him third last night, but it shouldn’t hurt us today.
I happened to stumble upon this today:
I can’t really even laugh at this.
Here is what I do. I go in with a price in mind. When it comes time to make a deal I tell them slightly lower than my price. Them come down some and say “sorry.” I give them my number and tell them if they want to deal, call me.
After a few days I get a call. Sometimes they will come down to where I want them, sometimes they won’t, but eventually they get close.
If there is a similar car on another lot and they won’t at least meet that price, that is just bad business.
Smitty, I’ve given each place the number I want to pay, and they all have me on file, so maybe with time it will happen.
That dealership is Roswell wanted 25 for the used, bare bones model. This is how stupid they think I am. Above MSRP for used car.
1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Gonzalez SS, 4. Glaus 1B, 5. McCann c, 6. Diaz LF, 7. Conrad 3B, 8. Cabrera CF, 9. Lowe
this is unbelievable – why in the world??
Oh my god. Willingly baking yourself to death… I don’t understand.
24, 25- That’s probably the one thing that places batting Glaus cleanup in perspective; yes, it’s stupid, but not lethally stupid.
I’ve lived in Finland. It’s an institution there, I’ve been to the sauna countless times myself, with temps usually around 160 degrees. 230 ain’t that unusual, with some training people can bear it. But not for long, and the constant pouring of water, which increases humidity and the burning sensation, is what kills. That’s sad, saunas are a great place to relax and a social institution, they’re not a place to die in.
Boog Sciambi is calling a Little League game on ESPN right now in the exact same manner that he calls major-league games. What a guy. I sure do miss him.
IF and that’s an IF we can win this division, with this lineup, where you would you rank this managerial job that Bobby has done. It has to be WAY up there, all time.
Rob, I got an email blast from mlb.com the other day & it was charging $31, I think, for the rest of the regular season.
29, Right up there with the job Frank Wren has done bringing in the best bench in baseball.
Man, I can’t wait for Prado to come back.
I’d consider doing mlb.tv if the ipad app wasn’t an extra $15.
Can I say how thankful I am that there is still at least one place on the internet where politics doesn’t come up? Every other site I visit, from Facebook to Gretschpages.com has become a stupid shoutfest.
@33 I totally agree Spike. This is a nice refuge from having to argue or listen to arguments about politics constantly. Which are important, but you can only take so much. I think it’s also great that we are all kind of bonded together here in a mutual interest despite the fact that our politics are probably wildly different. It makes me appreciate our collective humanity. It’s an unqualified good.
Unlike Sarah Palin, who is obviously the devil.
When Prado gets back, this should be the lineup:
2B Infante 3B Prado RF Heyward/LF Diaz C McCann 1B Hinske/Glaus SS New Guy I LF Melky/RF Heyward CF New Guy II/Melky
@35 I’m worried about Heyward. Is it going to help his slump to have him batting three most of the time?
That said I’m not sure we have any better options. Heyward might just have to do the best he can there.
Heyward is an awesome talent and looks to be the future of the 3-hole in Atlanta. With that said, people arguing to insert him there *now* are paying more attention to hype and potential than actual performance.
You could swap him with Prado, but really the Braves only have one middle of the order hitter, and Brian can’t be everywhere.
Lowe looks ridiculous in long sleeves in the hot weather.
And I’m worried he’s going to start pressing and it’s going to screw him up more. The guy was just recently able to drink legally after soul-crushing loses. If he’s batting three we could lose him to Mac’s scotch.
Conrad looks so small out there at 3rd.
The only real downside to batting Heyward third would be if you’re afraid the pressure would get to him. With Prado on base in front of him all the time, he’ll get a lot of good pitches to hit.
Think the Dodgers (whom I hate) could use a catcher hitting .260/.401/.467, or are they happier with Casey Blake + Brad Ausmus?
You know, I realize that Ted Lilly has actually had a very decent major league career, and was maybe the best free agent acquisition of Jim Hendry’s career — but I just can’t take him seriously. He has such a ridiculous last name. It’s like the old Tim Meadows character Percy Kittens.
Agreed. There’s no obvious solution to the 3-hole. Chipper was the only true third we have, and now we don’t have him. I’m no less non-plussed to see Alex Gonzalez in that spot than anyone, but really it’s either that, Brooks Conrad, or slide Troy Glaus and Mac up from their standard slots.
That’s an All-Star infield hit!
Tie goes to the runner.
slide Troy Glaus and Mac up from their standard slots.
This would be my choice. Either that, or going Infante-Heyward-Prado as 1-2-3.
Not only is AAG batting third, but Glaus is batting 4th?! Dear God, Bobby.
Can we at LEAST give Conrad a shot at 3rd in the lineup? I’d be just as comfortable with him there as Gonzalez. Or even Diaz against a lefty. Either way, Diaz should be hitting at least 4th against a lefty over Glaus.
These line-up choices make me feel sad inside.
Jdpeace, I know what you mean.
It’s not like there are any good choices, but maximizing the distance between Infante and McCann, the two players most likely to do something, seems like a very bad idea.
@52 Ah yes. The famed work entitled “Dooooooomed” by the renowned artist Pablo Ohfuck
Glaus is starting to run like Torgo.
Think Ted Lilly will suspended for five games?
I am Torgo. I take care of the place while the Master is away.
@56 Five games. If he murders a Braves hitter during an at-bat with an ax.
55- DoEs He TaKe CaRe Of FiRsT bAsE wHeN tHe MaStEr Is AwAy?
Brooks Conrad can hit a grandslam here. He’s that good.
But he chooses not to, since it isn’t the seventh inning yet.
Brian McCann is such a good baserunner!
Phils up 1-0 in Flushing behind Halladay.
Everyone should refuse to score on principle until Lowe is out of the game. In protest of his knowing-how-to-winness.
We should make that Glaus’ nickname.
McCann has been getting better at throwing out runners.
I really like Conrad’s defense at third base.
Bethany–I do not know where you are but I had an ok experience with the Rome Chrysler dealer a few years ago.
Thanks to the Rome Braves folks who showed my kid a good time today their clinic–especially Hefflinger, Weaver, and Bobby Moore.
62- Podsednik and McCann show the difference between a fast runner and a good runner.
If we are trading for Figgins, I would do the trade if it takes Lowe off our hand.
Smoltzie can really become another Don Sutton.
@68 I’ll look into that, Rome should be doable.
This will be the “Lowe Disaster Inning”.
LOVE the Torgo reference. “I take care of first base while Freeman’s away…”
freeman 2-3 already tonight and his average is up to .312. barbaro’s sits at a cool .330. meanwhile, troy cant walk, squat, or hit.
Where was that?
Hey, that’s new, damage control by Lowe!
Yeah, that sure looked like strike three to me. Anyway, I was convinced it was going to be an Episode. I guess we’re lucky it wasn’t.
Glaus double play time?
Off-topic. It’s kind of f-ed up that Chris Chambliss has never been given a chance to manage. Won minor league manager of the year after his first year managing anywhere. Hitting coach for four world series championship teams. From everything I’ve heard a well-respected, smart player. Racism seems the obvious explanation, but it makes me wonder if he has some weird secret that creeps out potential employers. Collects doll heads? Refuses to bath except on days that are prime numbers? Once punched Joe DiMaggio?
You have failed us, Torgo. For this you must die.
Theodore Roosevelt Lilly has slowed the inning down to Trachsel Speed.
Come on Matty D.
I like Troy, I really do, but he looked completely hopeless out there.
With how little Glaus is moving at all it’s hard to see how Canizares could possibly be any worse defensively – in the case that it simply has to be a right-hander or someone else but Free Freddie Freeman.
McCann is feeling the pressure. He swings everything these days.
Without the Torgo K, we’ve tied the game.
This lineup is going to give me ulcers.
@88 THose were strikes that he fouled off. He did swing at a ball on the one he grounded out. That was like an eight-pitch at-bat?
As I said yesterday, wins with this group will be precious.
If Torgo hadn’t K’d, he would have hit into a double play.
And you can’t really blame the lineup selection – nobody wanted AAG to hit third and he was one of the runners we wasted.
Well, runner on second and our best hitter up, got to score there.
Lowe isn’t the problem.
Are we going to score?
Ugh. Conrad REALLY should have had that ball — Lilly was out by a mile. This team is so terrible defensively sometimes.
send in the clowns!
Cue the Benny Hill theme.
Great. I sure don’t love walking the bases loaded.
ZOMG! I can’t believe he got out of that.
Wow, I would never thought Lowe would get out of that mess.
Lowe gets a lot of crap on here. That was a hell of a job!
That was unlikely.
Lowe with 86 pitches through 5.
Good thing we walked the bases loaded
If you’d told me that one team would have 9 hits and only 1 run through 5, I would have said it would be us.
Lowe knows how to win
Now let’s go cash in on Lilly’s 8.76 ERA after his team scores first.
He knew that he had to give up singles to the two weakest hitters and face the heart of the lineup if we’re going to have any chance of winning.
Lowe’ ok–the problem is the limp &@$@ offense.
Hard to have 1 run on 9 hits, even if they’re all singles.
110- Oh, come on. No way this offense gets nine hits in five innings.
We are not going to score tonight.
@117 That’s how most of my saturday nights go. They’ll get use to it.
Gary Darling is really squeezing Derek tonight. How in hell was that not strike 3?
From MLB trade rumors…
The Cardinals and Braves are both searching for third base help. The Cardinals plan to give Allen Craig some time there and the Braves have been content with in-house options so far, but Rosenthal suggests Brandon Inge is a player who could be a fit for both teams. If Inge is placed on waivers, another contender may put in a claim to block the Braves and Cards from having a shot at him.
Brandon Inge Makes me cringe. He plays third Hits like a nerd.
Ing would be a red sox, ray, or Yankee before nl teams even got a shot
Dale Murphy at a Phish show in Wisconsin.
@118 I believe it will be like this every night from now on. Really time to call up Freeman to at least platoon with Troy.
Conrad has better numbers than Inge, not to mention Infante.
Infante is awesome.
He might fall to us in waivers because teams might want to see us get worse.
You are kidding Bobby…
Jason Heyward Never hears the “nay” word His stance is a brilliant front So I hope he’ll never show bunt.
Did you hear that one fan at the Ted, when Heyward squared to bunt, shout, “Noooooo!”
Inge’s career numbers.
.237 .307 .394 .702
Drat, so close.
By the way, the Phillies are beating the Mutts 4-0.
Don Sutton is really bad at PBP description.
You know who’s been benched for no good reason, but won’t get through waivers? Travis Ishikawa.
Ishikawa has always been a pretty decent player.
Dammit. Great catch.
We are really NOT going to score.
You have got to be kidding me.
Hard to get enthused about that stolen base, since it only allows Infante to be stranded in scoring position.
At least Lowe is most likely done with 104 pitches.
Well, if they’re hitless with men on base, they’re going to be hitless with runners in scoring position, Joseph.
One more chance Brian, let’s get it done this time.
Torgo WALKS! Torgo WALKS!
Infante and Glaus have to just go stand in the dugout. It’s the only way McCann drives in a run.
Wes Helms homers
Mac, stop swinging at that freaking changeup.
Hey, I didn’t swing at it.
Do they have a cadaver arm waiting for when Johnny’s falls off?
152- Yeah. Used to belong to a serial killer. Shouldn’t give us any problems.
@130–no that was me from my couch
@153 His velocity is off, but his grizzly murder rate is way up.
Infante doesn’t seem to have much range to his right.
Gary Darling sucks at umpiring.
You know there’s no way we’re going to win when Venters allows a run.
1 run down, 2 runs down, 10 runs down…it’s all the same.
Conrad will save us. He is the way and the light.
Honestly, right now there’s no one else I’d rather have up as the tying run.
In the 7th inning as prophesized…
He must sense a better opportunity in the 9th.
He is testing our faith in yee this not final inning.
This guy throws fastballs almost exclusively.
Except Torre is taking him out.
Crap! Now we have RISP! We can’t catch a break.
Gross. Octavio Dotel.
This umpire is a Dodgers’ fan.
A sellout at The Ted tonight: 49,267.
Bobby really wants this one – pitching Venters down a run in the 7th and pinch hitting Ross before September…
@173 And pitching Farnsworth in the…oh…never mind.
Good news, everyone! Farnsworth mowed them down. Now all we need is to score another run… OK, so we’re still screwed.
So good news for me. I’m in Cleveland right now, and my parents just scored some free tickets for the game vs. Seattle tomorrow. So I’ll get to see Felix Hernandez! Any tips for downtown Cleveland?
Who would have guessed it was Farnsworth with the scoreless inning?
Buyer Beware: Use caution booking hotels through Travelodge.com. ” rel=”nofollow”>filed a phantom reservation. Both hotels charged my credit card. I’ve been fighting for my money back for almost five weeks now.
@177 Take your camera, downtown Cleveland is beautiful.
desert, Dunno if you’re a rock-n-roll fan, but the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was time well-spent. I dug it more than I thought I would.
Dale Murphy’s anti-cheating stance. http://tinyurl.com/29ejffg
Alright, cue the heroics.
I’m going to sacrifice a goat to the Sumerian god responsible for Brooks Conrad.
Kuo’s ERA+ is 433.
Crap! Is it Enlil, Utu, or Ninurta???? I don’t have enough goats for all of them!
McCann has been doing that a lot lately. Losing his bat in the stands, I mean.
McCann did not have a great night, which sucks because he’s all we have.
Braves have 2 runs on 9 hits in the series.
without chipper and prado, this offense is utterly horrible.
We needed more goats. And more offense.
So much for a folk hero.
That one’s on me guys. I waited too long to pick a sumerian god and the one goat I had ran away. I should have just gone with Ninurta and let the knife fall.
What an offense…..just sad.
It really sucks that for the second straight year we’re going to waste a great pitching staff.
Recapped. Stupid Mets.
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