Open Thread, May 7, Braves vs. Jeff Picos

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.


10 thoughts on “Open Thread, May 7, Braves vs. Jeff Picos

  1. Anybody here???

    Huge Braves fan here, just found this thread. What time does the game start? What channel is it on?


  2. Check your local listings. My favorite recent Braves-Cubs moment was that fight between Zambrano and Michael Barrett… of course J-Hey’s homerun was great too.

  3. Hey,

    Yeah…uhhh….that was a joke. I do find it most nights! West coast games are not on my calendar usually!

    Does this blog get lively at all?

  4. I think we might have been okay if Rico hadn’t decided to go all John Wayne. Priorities, man. Winning the game hurts them a lot more than a plunking.

  5. It’s tough losing to the Cubs but it’s even worse when you lose to a pitcher who looks like he works weekends at the Renaissance Festival as Robin Hood.

  6. And who drills J-Hey intentionally. No way Hanson’s throwing at Reed Johnson in the 2nd inning.

  7. Is it just me, Office, or is there some heat building up on this trip? Chipper and Moyer having a senior moment, and now Heyward and some bum talking out the side of his neck. If Dumpster gets outta line, there might be a Pier Sixer at Wrigley Field.

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