Happy International Worker’s Day! Game Thread

The International Workers of the World — the Wobblies — want you to remember who this day is really all about.

Without getting into politics, I think that we can all agree that there is one common enemy here, and that enemy is the FLORIDA MARLINS WHO PLAY IN MIAMI. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country, and their country needs them to defeat and destroy the once and future bottom-dwellers of the NL East. Slash them! Beat them! Bite them! Gnash them! Take them away to dark holes full of snakes, and never let them see the light again!

70 thoughts on “Happy International Worker’s Day! Game Thread”

  1. Apparently “May Day” doubles as “Losers Unite/Occupy Wall Street” day.
    Not a good day to be working late at the Fed building in Manhattan

  2. One other note is that the call of “Mayday” used by pilots to request help — it isn’t related to the month at all. Many people think it’s related to the French “M’aidez,” which translates to “Help me” and is pronounced “meh-day.”

  3. As a side note, today’s game is mlb.tv’s free game of the day, so I will be watching baseball with my eyes, rather than reading text describing it.

  4. WTF?

    David O’Brien ‏@ajcbraves 3m

    Multiple reports that Chris Johnson has agreed to 3-year extension with Braves. Hearing it’s true, no official word.

  5. The play at home wasn’t particularly close, but it shouldn’t have even been able to be called a “play at home” were it not for Andrelton showing an absolute hose there. That relay throw was a thing of beauty.

  6. I mean, I know we don’t have much in the system at 3B, but I don’t think Johnson is a long term solution.

  7. A Chris Johnson extension was not what I had in mind for Braves news prior to this game.

    La Stella with a single in the 1st inning gives him a 20-game on-base streak.

  8. Thanks Ryan! She’s the love of my life!

    Funny story about her, I brought her to a Braves-Marlins game on Bark at the Park night, and she got us both on TV in the opening sequence.

  9. These seats are so good, I didn’t see that ball go over the wall, because Jason blocked my view.

  10. Freddie’s funking right now.

    @jj Cool stuff. I had 2 mutts both white with a black spot on the left eye. One passed about 2 months ago from lymphoma. 2 rounds of chemo and neither took. We still have our 12-year old dalmatian mix, Abby.

  11. I think they pipe in crowd noise here. The volume and frequency of the noise before the 2-2 pitch to Stanton was unlike the sound of the crowd at any other time tonight.

  12. Seems odd to incorporate the shift when the pitcher on the mound throws 95-96.

  13. Redmond is showing Fredi that you can, in fact, bring a closer in during the 8th inning.

  14. Difficult to win games when you never get the big hit and fail miserably at executing the little fundamental things that help you manufacture runs

  15. Why is Doumit on the team if not to hit down 1 with 2 outs in the 8th with the bases loaded?

  16. Walden only pitches the 8th inning when we have a lead. Any other use of him is against league rules.

  17. They went with Pena because he was already earmarked to play third base. At the very least, it’s questionable strategy considering we were losing with only 4 outs left in the game.

  18. Getting swept by the Marlins was not exactly what I had in mind for this week. I vote we make up for this by sweeping the Giants.

  19. Will somebody ever tell us what the terms of the Regression extension are?

    Bah. I hate the Marlins.

  20. @61 Whatever they were, his performance at the plate tonight shows that he must be happy with them.

  21. Today is not a good day for Atlanta, and I am not sure if I like a Chris Johnson extension regardless of the amount….

  22. Read that Uggla piece this morning. His views on “run production” and RBIs as his benchmark for success read as practically Francoeurian.

  23. I admit to being somewhat jealous of people who don’t have to deeply understand what they’re doing in order to succeed at their job. And some of those types of job are even lucrative and rewarding. How galling.

  24. Uggla struck me as fairly thoughtful about his strengths and shortcomings, particularly with regard to his OBP. I just disagree with the interviewer, David Laurila, who appears to believe that Uggla isn’t done. I just think he’s done.

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