I enjoy watching the Braves bitch slap the little bears about as much as I enjoy seeing the Braves whup any squad. Chicago’s a great town, Wrigley’s old. But little bear fans are an obnoxious lot for a group whose team hasn’t won so much as an NL pennant since waaaaay before (former little bear) Jame Moyer was born. Our home boys have done plenty of slapping lately: Braves are 40-26 against the little bears in the past 10 seasons. That’s a .606 clip, which is good for 98 wins over 162 games. The Braves in those 10 years have lost a season series to Chicago just once, strangely gooing 0-6 in 2008.
Time to slap anew.
Hanson is coming off a dreadful performance and is therefore due for a gem. At least that’s my hopeful interpretation. Hurling for the little bears, the former Notre Dame split end with the name full of consonants has pitched a couple good games in a row. He throws hard. And has long hair. So this one could be a test for the rampaging Bravos batsmen. Still, I won’t be surprised if FF deposits a ball over the right field bleachers.