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Bye, bye J-Up, hello Petersons, et al

December 19, 2014 // 3 Comments

The retooling — don’t call it rebuilding, JS says, which reminds me of the facilities people where I work insisting on calling cubicles “workstations” — continues as the Bravos dealt J. Upton to San Dieo for four prospects. This appears to be one of those deals whose [...]

‘We gonna fight tonight’

October 9, 2014 // 13 Comments

From the Office vault:  I have to pass along this hilarious story I heard from a friend yesterday. I believe it to be on good authority. A lot of you probably remember the June 16, 1984 brawl ignited when Mario Soto repeatedly brushed back Claudell. Claudell tossed his bat toward the mound, [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 26, #Braves vs. Whatever

September 26, 2014 // 5 Comments

As the team continues playing out the string, here’s an interesting nugget from Bowman: While a majority of the Braves’ players seem to get along with Gonzalez, some have questioned his lineup construction and strategic moves. Though this is likely the case in most Major League [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 24, #Braves vs. Five More Days

September 24, 2014 // 9 Comments

I’ll admit I’m not watching Braves games start-to-finish this week. But when I clicked on the radio last night to discover the Pirates had taken a 3-2 lead in the 6th, I knew the game was over. This team is as likely to make a comeback as Gilligan’s Island. Hey! This offense in [...]

#Braves Wren is done

September 22, 2014 // 8 Comments

To no one’s surprise, Liberty canned Wren. MLB.com’s Mark Bowman has been all over this story. Now we’ll see if his replacement decides to keep Fredi, or not. As for Dayton Moore, I’m guessing he’s apt to stay home in KC because I doubt Liberty would break the bank to [...]

Welcome to Cobb County, Braves fans!

September 19, 2014 // 4 Comments

The Office has obtained internal documents detailing blockbuster promotional plans for inaugurating SunTrust Park on the outskirts of Smyrna. We used the Freedom of Made-up Information Act to get our hands on this gold. A few highlights: Fergit Hell Night! In the shadow of Kennesaw Mountain, [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 17, #Braves vs. the Universe

September 17, 2014 // 4 Comments

Anyone else hear that fan scream, “You fucking piece of shit” at Bruce Hooper last night? The home plate umpire immediately ejected the guy, as he probably should have. And had I been sitting nearby with my son, I would not have enjoyed the outburst. But watching at home, I admit I [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 15, #Braves vs. Ennui

September 15, 2014 // 12 Comments

The Braves need to go 11-2 to have a chance at reaching the play-in game. So far, so good. Santana had a 1-2-3 first inning. And tomorrow the brass breaks ground on the new yard in Cobb County. So there’s that. Tonight’s lineup: Gosselin, Simmons, Freddie, Justin, Heyward, Johnson, [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 10, #Braves vs. K Street

September 10, 2014 // 9 Comments

It’s pretty funny that Aaron Harang and Stephen Strasburg have almost the same record and ERA (10-10, 3.87 and 11-10, 3.43). Most or all of those numbers will change a little today. Unfortunately for our side, those numbers were even more similar until the past month, when one of these [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 9, #Braves vs. David Gregorys

September 9, 2014 // 5 Comments

What does one do when the present is bleak? Look to better days gone by, of course. 1993. Them was better times, indeed, for Bravos fans. That team didn’t have the most wins nor did it win the World Series, but it was, start-to-finish, the best Atlanta Braves team, I think. From the start of [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 8, #Braves vs. zeros

September 8, 2014 // 7 Comments

Four shutouts in the last eight games. Thirteen whitewashes for the season. What a nice time to literally stop scoring runs. Pittsburgh has moved ahead in the race to be the visitor in the play-in game. I’m perfectly OK with them getting hot and taking this thing. We need change. Change we [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 5, #Braves vs. Marlins’ owners

September 5, 2014 // 3 Comments

Like pretty much every Braves game, tonight has the makings of a low-scoring affair, at least for the Bravos. Fish pitcher Jarred Cosart has allowed two earned runs in his past four starts, after giving up 23 in the five before those. Maybe he’ll revert to the July Cosart, when he had an 8.02 [...]

Open Thread, 9/2, #Braves vs. the Seth Greens

September 2, 2014 // 4 Comments

Jesus Christ. BK is in the lineup again. How long must this go on? BK is hitting .167 in his past 10 games, but with just six strikeouts. And he’s 3-for-7 in his past two games. A surge is at hand! Frank and Fredi will be vindicated! On the bright side, no NL contender is playing well. In [...]

Open Thread, 9/1, #Braves vs. Jon Kincaid’s

September 1, 2014 // 14 Comments

More evidence yesterday that one — or actually three — precious commodity the Braves have is a splendid young core of a starting rotation. Julio, Minor and Wood stack up about as well as any 26-and-under trio in the game, I should think. How Wren supplements that trio will be one of the [...]

Open Thread, 8/28, #Braves vs. Vin Diesels

August 28, 2014 // 4 Comments

The Office Index, Volume 2. 71 Number of extra base hits by Mike Trout 94 Number of hits by BK 148 Number of major league qualifiers with a better OPS than BK 3 Number of major league qualifiers with a worse OPS than BK Hell. This isn’t even fun. BK is garbage on the field. Big news. It is [...]
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