Articles by charlesad

Open Thread, 4.25, #Braves vs. Dick Clarks

April 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

I like what Fredi’s doing with the lineup today. He’s leading off with a guy who’s actually getting on base. Big picture, this is starting to fee like we all feared it might. When you lose to a woeful team 1-0 on a walk-off error, eh, things are not going your way. This team [...]

Open Thread, 4/23, #Braves vs. d-bags named Bobby

April 23, 2015 // 4 Comments

EY Jr. and his .184 batting average are stepping into the box as I type. The bullpen is disintegrating. Let’s hope that does not continue. The lineup that will try to avoid a sweep: Young CF, Callaspo 3B, Markakis RF, Freddie 1B, Pierzynski C, Gomes LF, Simmons, Peterson 2B, Julio [...]

Open Thread, 4.22 #Braves vs. Charles Rangels

April 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

If not for an ill-timed boot of a certain double-play ball, we might have gotten the six solid innings from Cahill that CB predicted. Alas, we did not. But it almost surely would have been a different game had Gosselin handled the routine grounder off the pitcher’s bat. Braves might still [...]

Open Thread, 4/17 #Braves vs. Rob Fords

April 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

O Score Some Runs. Our heroes leave the country for the weekend. We should stand a chance, with the top 3 starters toeing the Canadian slab. But some offense would be most welcome. I have a nagging sense we’ll be saying that a lot this season. Tonight’s lineup will be facing the [...]

Jose Reyes’ Dinner

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Just saw on the MLB Network crawl that Jose Reyes left the Blue Jays’ game in the first inning because of ribs. Since when did players start leaving games to eat? Ka-boom! Actually if Reyes is out, that can only help the Bravos as they head north of the border. This trip will probably be a [...]

Office’s 10th Anniversary Gala Goes Awry

April 16, 2015 // 6 Comments

Remember Dave? Condescending. Ill tempered. Moussed-up ‘do that looked like Afalfa’s from The Little Rascals. (Assuming Dave used a picture of himself with his disapproving comments.) He had the gall to show up at the Office’s recent 10th anniversary gala at the Fox Theater in Midtown [...]

Open Thread, 4/14, #Braves vs. Tim Spooneybargers

April 14, 2015 // 3 Comments

The home nine is still rolling. Neither Grilli nor Johnson were particularly sharp last night, but they finished it. Cody Martin continued his spectacular work and Miller turned in another Hansonian effort. He’s got nasty stuff but seems to have trouble putting hitters away. Or maybe [...]

Open Thread, April 8, #Braves vs. Rick Scotts

April 8, 2015 // 14 Comments

Just as we expected, the 2015 season is going swimmingly so far. Nevertheless, I sense abroad in Braves fandom an attitude bordering on disdain for this team. I’m not sure I get it. Yeah, the Braves aren’t likely to be good. No argument there. They are rebuilding. Got it. But why turn [...]

Liberty’s #Braves investment skyrockets in value

March 26, 2015 // 2 Comments

The Braves are now worth $1.15 billion, up 58 percent in just one year and two-and-a-half times what the club was worth when Liberty Media acquired it in 2007. Hooray, Liberty! I’m sure the Cobb County taxpayers footing a big chunk of the bill for the new ball yard are popping champagne corks [...]

Duane checks in as he recuperates from a beating

March 6, 2015 // 2 Comments

Hey, peeeeps. Sorry if I have a few more typos than usual in this article. I’m recovering and I ain’t quite right yet. What are you recovering from, Duane? Good question. I got my ass kicked by a trucker after I viideoed him getting a blow job from a Mexican whore at the truck stop [...]

Enough with all this Gloomy Gus Business!

February 20, 2015 // 3 Comments

By Tim Howell A wise man — or let’s say person, for you gals out there! — once told me that when you frown, you frown alone. But when you smile, the world smiles with you! ;) How about that! Which brings me to our eager, young 2015 Bravos. Like all of you, I’ve read and [...]

Bye, bye J-Up, hello Petersons, et al

December 19, 2014 // 3 Comments

The retooling — don’t call it rebuilding, JS says, which reminds me of the facilities people where I work insisting on calling cubicles “workstations” — continues as the Bravos dealt J. Upton to San Dieo for four prospects. This appears to be one of those deals whose [...]

‘We gonna fight tonight’

October 9, 2014 // 13 Comments

From the Office vault:  I have to pass along this hilarious story I heard from a friend yesterday. I believe it to be on good authority. A lot of you probably remember the June 16, 1984 brawl ignited when Mario Soto repeatedly brushed back Claudell. Claudell tossed his bat toward the mound, [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 26, #Braves vs. Whatever

September 26, 2014 // 5 Comments

As the team continues playing out the string, here’s an interesting nugget from Bowman: While a majority of the Braves’ players seem to get along with Gonzalez, some have questioned his lineup construction and strategic moves. Though this is likely the case in most Major League [...]

Open Thread, Sept. 24, #Braves vs. Five More Days

September 24, 2014 // 9 Comments

I’ll admit I’m not watching Braves games start-to-finish this week. But when I clicked on the radio last night to discover the Pirates had taken a 3-2 lead in the 6th, I knew the game was over. This team is as likely to make a comeback as Gilligan’s Island. Hey! This offense in [...]

#Braves Wren is done

September 22, 2014 // 8 Comments

To no one’s surprise, Liberty canned Wren. MLB.com’s Mark Bowman has been all over this story. Now we’ll see if his replacement decides to keep Fredi, or not. As for Dayton Moore, I’m guessing he’s apt to stay home in KC because I doubt Liberty would break the bank to [...]

Welcome to Cobb County, Braves fans!

September 19, 2014 // 4 Comments

The Office has obtained internal documents detailing blockbuster promotional plans for inaugurating SunTrust Park on the outskirts of Smyrna. We used the Freedom of Made-up Information Act to get our hands on this gold. A few highlights: Fergit Hell Night! In the shadow of Kennesaw Mountain, [...]
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