Open Thread, Aug. 6, #Braves vs. Miami Vice

Suddenly, the Mets are two games ahead of the Natspos in the East. And Matt Williams’ club is 3.5 games out of a wild card spot. How delicious would it be to see that loaded DC roster, picked nearly unanimously to win the East, miss the playoffs entirely? For me, very delicious.

I’m no Mets fan, of course. But I’ve grown to despise the Natspos much more than the Mets.

The Braves play the Mets six more times and the Nats five, all in September.  The Braves play the Marlins tonight, of course. It’s rainy. Both teams are bad. There probably won’t be much electricity in the air for this one, other than possible lightning strikes. It’ll be interesting to see if Wisler rebounds.

The weekend should be fun, though, with more than 50 ex-Braves coming to the hizzle, including Bobby, Glav, Mad Dog, Smoltzie and Chipper. Pretty awesome. Odd that Murph won’t be here. He must’ve had something going on with his family. Instead of tonight’s lineup, here’s the long list of alumni scheduled to be on Hank Drive this weekend (favorites in bold):

  • Paul Assenmacher
  • Steve Avery
  • Mike Bell
  • Rafael Belliard
  • Mike Bielecki
  • Pedro Borbon
  • Tony Brizzolara
  • Paul Byrd
  • Chris Chambliss
  • Marty Clary
  • Brad Clontz
  • Pat Corrales
  • Bobby Cox
  • Mike Devereaux
  • Adrian Devine
  • Brian Edmondson
  • Johnny Estrada
  • Marvin Freeman
  • Ron Gant
  • Ralph Garr
  • Marcus Giles
  • Ed Giovanola


  • Tom Glavine
  • Luis Gomez
  • Marquis Grissom
  • Kevin Gryboski
  • Terry Harper
  • Wes Helms
  • Jay Howell
  • Randy Johnson
  • Andruw Jones
  • Chipper Jones
  • Clarence Jones
  • Brian Jordan
  • David Justice
  • Ryan Klesko
  • Brian Kowitz
  • Charlie Leibrandt
  • Mark Lemke
  • Javy Lopez
  • Greg Maddux
  • Darrell May
  • Leo Mazzone
  • Fred McGriff
  • Greg McMichael
  • Kevin Millwood
  • Mike Mordecai
  • Matt Murray
  • Jim Nash
  • Denny Neagle
  • Cj Nitkowski
  • Charlie O’Brien
  • Alejandro Pena
  • Eddie Perez
  • Marty Perez
  • Todd Pratt
  • Ron Reed
  • John  Rocker (BOO!)
  • Chris Seelbach
  • Craig Skok
  • Dwight Smith
  • Pete Smith
  • John Smoltz
  • Tom Thobe
  • Jeff Treadway
  • Jerome Walton
  • Mark Wohlers

One thought on “Open Thread, Aug. 6, #Braves vs. Miami Vice

  1. I’m with you. Although I really don’t like the Mets, I flat-out loathe all the other non-Braves teams in the division, so if the Braves can’t win the division, it might as well be the Mets. (Mets fans, it must be said, are not the front-running assholes that Yankees fans usually are.) But I still wish we could trade the Mets to the Central Division for the Pirates.

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