The Braves have long had a tin ear when it comes to public relations. When they announced the move to Cobb County, they didn’t even acknowledge their 50 years in Atlanta, acting as if the team was relocating across the street.
It’s been especially true in the GM’s office. John Schuerholz refused to understand the frustration felt by the fan base whenever “this grand franchise” would collapse in October. We were lucky to have them, but that’s not something you want to hear after watching the Cubs celebrating a playoff victory at Turner Field.
His replacement, Frank Wren, was, to put it bluntly, a dick. He almost ran Bobby off and treated Smoltzie and Glavine as if they were John Thomson and Mark Redman.
Now Coppy is whining about the backlash that has accompanied the trade of Andrelton Simmons.
“I’m getting so tired of this. If guys want to take shots, or (degrade) us, fine. But let’s let it play out for a few years before we start (brandishing) our pitchforks and torches. I feel in my heart this is the best for the Braves.”
“We’re not afraid of the criticism and taking the risk, but we’re tired of it.”
Boo fucking hoo. If he didn’t want to face criticism he should’ve stayed behind your computer. It’s part of the job.
Andrelton was beloved. Coppy is the squeaky voiced teen from “The Simpsons.” Faith is earned and he hasn’t earned it.
Until then, grow up and grow a pair.
And stop making stupid trades.