The fretful #Braves fan

I’m an optimist when things are going well, a pessimist when things aren’t. Guess how I’m feeling today? *We should’ve seen Ozzie’s slump coming, and the peripherals are even more troubling. His OBP is down .50 points from last year. He’s striking out more, walking less. All those home runs seem to have taken him […]

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New Yankee Stadium South

Originally posted on Rowland's Office:
Notice how the “dugout” level seats at new Yankees Stadium are almost always empty. Expect the same at Cash Grab Field in Cobb. As the Falcons sell personal seat licenses for their new stadium, the Braves are preparing to begin next month the sales of season tickets for their…

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If Rowland was #Braves GM

Some ideas on what the Braves should do this offseason, in order of priority. Dump Fat Gimp. I suspect a team like the Royals would take him if the Braves paid most of his salary. If not, release the guy. I’d rather pay him not to be on the team than put up with another […]

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The week in #Braves stupidity

I guess the Braves way means making sacrificial lambs out of respected coaches and fan favorites. Here’s hoping TP and Eddie hook on with a real franchise, not the rudderless mall anchor the Braves have become. Does anyone think TP wouldn’t have been a better manager than Fredi or Snitker? Hey, Mike Maddux, widely regarded […]

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Maybe it’s best if Hart stays

The narrative, which rings true, though may not be, holds that Royals GM Dayton Moore would come to the Braves if guaranteed total control over the franchise. That can’t happen as long as John Hart remains president of baseball operations. Hart plans on staying, unless longtime friend John Schuerholz is able to force him out, […]

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Rowland back from sabbatical

Got a call from our namesake the other day asking, “Where the fuck you been? You making me look bad!” I tried to explain to him these Braves aren’t a very inspiring bunch. “Shit, I played for the ’75 Braves. You don’t know what uninspiring is. Now get off your ass and write something!” Thanks […]

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Meanwhile, in the OC …

While Sean Newcomb labored through another outing last night, throwing 94 pitches in 4-2/3 innings, Andrelton Simmons added to his MVP caliber season with a dramatic three-run homer to give the Angels a 7-6 win. (I know. Newcomb’s a rookie. But his command problems are nothing new. Maybe he figures it out.) Andrelton has certainly […]

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