Open thread, Game 21, #Braves vs. rock bottom

Let’s pay a visit to the Office archives, way back to 1988, when we were blogging even though no one knew what blogging was. Although we had just two followers, one with Wang Computers, the other a member of Bush 41’s Defense Department, we faithfully chronicled what was, until now, the worst season in Atlanta Braves history. 

How much longer can Chuck Tanner keep his job? He promised a parade down Peachtree; instead, the Braves have set foot on another trek to the cellar. Maybe Ted is just waiting for Steinbrenner to fire Billy Martin a fifth time.

Last night’s win over the nearly as woeful Phils provided a brief respite from the season from hell. Ozzie Virgil (pictured above in the All Star Game, believe it or not) actually hit a HR with runners on base. Ron Gant actually got a hit — his 6th inning homer off Bill Dawley raised his average to .097. Tom Glavine actually recorded a win. Command continued to be a problem for the young southpaw, but 3 runs in 7 IP was a promising outing nonetheless.

The Braves go for their second two-game winning streak of the young season tonight in New York. The Mets now have as many wins (16) as the Braves have losses after drubbing the Reds 11-0. Four Mets regulars are batting above .300. The Braves have none. Zane Smith has been okay, but Ron Darling and his sub-2.00 ERA are likely to prevail.

One crazy summer awaits!



6 Comments Add yours

  1. Van says:

    The Braves have 1 more homer than Melvin Upton.

  2. Tokyokie says:

    And 2 fewer than Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

  3. Tokyokie says:

    And they’re now 1 game behind the pace of the 1988 Braves and the 1962 Mets.

  4. Jeff says:

    Will the Boston Massacre continue? Tune in tonight!

  5. pepefreeus says:

    Chip actually thinks Ortiz is not only going to be a HOFer, but a first ballot one. I know he’s demonstrated complete ignorance of what HOF standards actually are in the past (his advocacy for Todd Helton comes to mind) but this is nuts even for him.

  6. A shitty announcer for a shitty team.

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