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Hey, anyone want to buy part of a baseball team?
I’m having a hard time determining which one of them is blind..
Fredi seems like someone who would mess with Sasquatch.
The dream tales from the last thread are just awesome. If I don’t write them down they’re forgotten 30 seconds after I wake.
Love the video. Those local shows had such great style back then. One of my fave YT finds lately is the “Village Square” show from Charleston. A kickin’ house band that played the hits of the week. Talk about blue-eyed soul…Funky Broadway.
And oh yeah, Beat The Mutts!!!
Prado AAG Chipper Bmac Freeman Uggla Hinske Mather CF P
Batting Gonzalez 2nd, huh? Fredi Gonzalez couldn’t even convince Elmer Fudd that bunting is a good idea.
Fredi: “Bunt Season!” Elmer: “Wabbit Season!” Fredi: “Bunt Season!” Elmer: “Wabbit Season!” Fredi: “Wabbit Season!” Elmer: “Gwad you came awound.” Fredi: (sigh)
Which part of the Mets can I buy? Chipper owns most of them
I also had a dream where Pujols had a pedestrian year and the Braves took advantage of it by signing him to a reasonable contract.
“I also had a dream where Pujols had a pedestrian year and the Braves took advantage of it by signing him to a reasonable contract.”
And then, with the Braves, he played like Uggla?
Hey guys – for all the heat kimbrel takes, he is on pace for 50 saves. JJ needs another 8 inning performance and let’s waste these turkeys. If i was a guy like jordan schafer, i would have to have a limb cut off to go on DL. When you are right on the cusp, you have to fight through it.
Stop it already….
Fredi is determined to suck all the joy out of baseball. What a dumb call.
Another wasted out …
Nice one, Fredi.
Seriously, hit and run with Gonzalez batting? He wiffs more than a glue addict.
I prefer half-assed undermanaging to half-assed overmanaging.
Hmm. Why’s McCann catching JJ? ‘Cause of the off-day yesterday, I guess.
What most people call undermanaging I call good managing. But what do I know? I don’t taste the players’ sweat and appreciate the finer aspects of baseball locker rooms the way quiet genuises like DOB do.
lol Hinske with the f bomb.
I say that every time Uggla swings.
@18, I’ve heard a lot of them this year. Did they move the mics or what?
Easy trivia question tonight.
I entertain myself wayyy too much looking back at past drafts. I had forgotten the Braves took the immortal Josh Fields seven spots ahead of Giancarlo Stanton in the ’07 draft. That worked out well.
A Coke-marinaded ribeye, fried potatoes, tossed salad, and the Braves. Now if only Heyward gets healthy and Uggla starts hitting and life will be very good.
Did Chip just call Jair “Jorge”?
When Dan Uggla hits a double you can’t waste it.
Ugh, Yahoo told me Uggla had scored.
Edit: See, they can’t just take it back like that:
Scoring Summary Top 5th: Atlanta – J. Jurrjens sacrificed to catcher, D. Uggla scored, J. Mather to second
I’ll give the Braves as much crap as possible, but I’m not ready to complain about the 2007 draft just yet. Although, Stanton and Heyward….
Also, does anybody else miss the days when we had more than two selections in the top 100?
JJ is having to pitch around some sloppy play.
Good thing he took out JJ for that piece of shit
And that is what happens when you bring in Proctor.
Seemed like a spot for EOF or Sherrill.
I don’t understand why you don’t bring in Venters or Kimbrel there. Those were probably the most important outs of the game, why not put one of your best relievers out there> EOF would have even made sense, but Porctor? Well atleast now you have venters and Kimbrel for the 8th and 9th (sarcasm).
Matt Young to the plate, Oh goodie
The 2011 Braves are like a bad dream.
Whats smart is bringing in a reliever that gives up about 60-65% FB when the bases are loaded with one out. I guess Gearrin with his 62% GB% or Venters with his 83.3 GB% wasnt a better choice.
@39, Why use stats when you have a big hat full of names in it?
It’s torture being a Braves fan when you were a statistics major.
He’s just guessing. And he likes roles–Venters and Kimbrel are for the 8th and 9th, respectively.
Somewhere Jeffrey Loria is laughing his ass off at the Braves.
There is no positive, rational reason to use Proctor in that situation. I don’t think that Fredi is trying to lose, so the only answer is that he is irrational. A second-generation APBA automanaging simulator could do a better job.
Also, I just posted a Godwin’s Law violation on Twitter. Yes, I just obliquely related Fredi to Hitler. It made sense in context.
Id just like to think we could go in order from most likely to get a ground ball DP to least likely. Fredi obviously thinks its the other way around. Either way, this offense wasnt scoring tonight.
Its funny, My buddy is a baseball coach for one of the best high schools in NJ. HE coaches football with me. He said when Proctor went in, “Not a good spot for him” he also mentioned “Fredi thinks Venters is 8th inning and 8th only” THat was the spot to bring him in, if he can keep it to 1-0, we have a shot. Though, the way the bats were swinging again tonight, it wouldnt have mattered. I feel like a fool for thinking ugla would come around
Gartrell is trying to get someone’s attention. Probably won’t work… http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2011_06_04_bufaaa_gwiaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Pastornicky also had a great night in Mississippi going 3-5 with a walk and 2 stolen bases.
Does anyone know what’s the deal with this guy? He raked in rookie ball at 19, again at 20 (with no promotion for whatever reason), and then went to the Indy leagues for a few years destroying the baseball there. Now he’s playing for Rome and is repeating his success. He hit his 5th HR tonight, has a .402 OBP and a .961 OPS. http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=garcia002chr
Mac – I hope you are all good, man. Best wishes to you.
With the important things said-
What the hell, Braves? What the hell?
Gartrell has to be better than Matt Young.
Gartrell is 27. He’s got 2 walks, 36 strikeouts, and 9 home runs in 155 PAs. Our two true outcomes hero.
I’m simply stunned reading Fredi’s explanation in the game story this morning.
“I didn’t want to have JJ face Reyes the fourth time around.”
“That’s the match-up we wanted. O’Flaherty’s back is fine.”
“Yeah, he’s had some pretty good numbers against him, Proctor has. Hey, that’s just the way it goes. Looking at the big screen, I thought it was a decent pitch too that Reyes hit the ball down the line on.”
That’s Fredi admitting Proctor’s career 1-5 against Reyes between 2005-2007 motivated his decision to go with Proctor. I’d rather he’d just said he went with his gut.
I’d rather him just come out and say he doesn’t watch the games.
That’s the matchup he wanted? I wouldn’t trust this guy to get me coffee, let alone manage a multi-million dollar baseball team.
You sit down at the Waffle House and Fredi brings you a coffee/dishwater mix in a plastic cup about 20 minuets after your ordered it.
That would be the Fredi – coffee analogy
I agree that Reyes hit a decent pitch, but why settle for decent pitching in the biggest spot of the game when you have Venters at your disposal? Fredi is mindbogglingly stupid.
Correction: The 2011 Braves, with Jason Heyward, Nate McLouth and Jordan Schafer on the DL(ish), and Dan Uggla hitting like McLouth’s lost 2010, look “bad.” And by “bad” we mean 2.5 out of the division.
But Sam, they lost yesterday.
Game thread is up.
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