Little bears

Open thread, 8/22, Braves vs. Donald Rumsfelds

August 22, 2011 // 7 Comments

The playoffs are all but a done deal. Advancing past the first round will require: 1. JJ returning to form. 2. A clean bill of health for Tommy. I’m confident JJ finds his groove again, and it starts tonight against the Little Bears. All we can do is cross our fingers when it comes to young [...]

So much for the warm fuzzies

August 13, 2011 // 2 Comments

Very disappointing night at the Ted. It should’ve been all about the greatest team in Atlanta sports history and the city’s most beloved announcer but tributes to both seemed little more than afterthoughts. Between innings it was the usual noise, with the overly enthusiastic [...]

Someone tell Jim Hendry his team sucks

July 24, 2011 // 3 Comments

Bobby Valentine raised an interesting point on the telecast tonight (I hated typing that): Why aren’t the Cubs shopping Marlon Byrd? The Sprayberry High grad, adept at all three OF positions, would be a better fit for the Bravos than Ludwick or Willingham. Byrd, 33, missed some time this [...]

Tuffy Rhodes is more deserving

August 25, 2010 // 6 Comments

In a recent interview with Chicago Magazine, Sammy Sosa commented on the fact that the Cubs have not retired his No. 21 jersey. “That number should be untouchable because of the things that I did for that organization,” Sosa said. “That right there shows me that they don’t [...]

Dedicated to the Cubs

August 22, 2010 // 1 Comment

Sweet Lou’s parting gift? Perhaps the two worst innings of baseball I’ve ever witnessed. I kept expecting to see Chopper Campbell or Rod Gilbreath on the [...]

Enter the Pale Hose

June 21, 2010 // 9 Comments

I’ve always had a soft spot for the Sox, in spite of their owner, Jerry “94 Strike” Reinsdorf. On the plus side: A.) They’re not the Cubs; B.) Had a helluva good time watching a game at old Commiskey; C.) I enjoy Ozzie Guillen; D.) One of their players, Dick Allen, appeared [...]

Movie Hell

April 6, 2010 // 6 Comments

Jim Belushi, as a Cubs fan, in an early 90s “comedy” named after a Bachman-Turner Overdrive song. I believe this was the reason Charles Grodin quit show business. So you’ll know, the Cubs-bashing is just getting [...]

Mocking Cubs fans

April 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

I was obnoxious yesterday, I admit, but Cubs fans must be silenced and the wave, stopped. It’s my backyard, not theirs. Notice how Jay Hey shuts up the ass clown chanting “over-rated” (thanks again to Water S. Murphy). Anyone bearing Wrigley South signs should be kicked out on [...]

Live from The Ted

April 5, 2010 // 1 Comment

I just got back from Turner Field, interviewing early arrivals for the local organ. One piece of advice: wear shorts. It feels like mid-June out there. And don’t worry about missing the National Anthem unless you’re a Travis Tritt fan. Finally, it’s your duty as Braves fans to [...]

The Lil’ Bears will be little threat

February 27, 2010 // 3 Comments

Good teams are strong up in the middle, deep in the ‘pen and balanced offensively. That’s three strikes against the Cubs, which have players best suited as reserves at short, second and CF. Catcher Geovanny Soto appeared to be a budding star but hit just .218 last season. Their closer [...]

What was and will be

January 1, 2010 // 4 Comments

Random observations about the year that was and thoughts on 2010: Play of the year: Former Brave DeWayne Wise preserves Mark Buehrle’s perfect game. Best experience at The Ted: The ceremony retiring Mad Dog’s No. 31 in front of a packed house (minus The Hammer, which was a [...]

It’s Heyward’s job to lose

December 2, 2009 // 6 Comments

Bobby doesn’t usually make news in his columns for Chop Talk, but this excerpt caught my eye: Even though he was injured and was unable to play during the Arizona Fall League, Jason Heyward is the top player in our Minor League system, and he’ll be given every chance to compete for a [...]


June 22, 2009 // 8 Comments

A good chant to drown out those obnoxious Cubs fans. Hey Braves management, why not help us out with some music (the chop, something, anything …) next time the opposing team’s fans get too vocal. And don’t even think about playing “Sweet Caroline” this weekend, [...]

Onion du jour

December 11, 2008 // 0 Comments

American Voices Tribune Media Files For Bankruptcy “I guess their strategy of benching Ronny Cedeno so he could write all the news didn’t pan [...]

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