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Mac, if Dane Cook impregnates Jessica Alba, she can expect a Sigourney Weaver, “Alien” type of experience/birth.
Great song. Underrated band.
Oh, and since someone as untalented and as unfunny as Cook has somehow wormed his way into Alba’s bedroom, I vote we send in either Tom Brady or George Clooney (like they are lothario superheros) to fly in & mess it up for Cook.
No woman generally says not to Clooney or Brady–if either goes in, Cook is toast.
I love me some Mark Knopfler.
getting back to the postseason (or pretending that we somehow make it into the postseason)… Surely, surely, Bobby is not thinking of carrying Woodward, Orr, and Thorman on the bench (two girls and a former sitcome monster), . . . surely? (I know how much he values “veteran experience”) — but that would be a nightmare.
Save Jessica Alba!
On the Hooters Girls Swimsuit Calendar special, one beauty was asked, “What kind of line works on you?”
“I’m Tom Brady,” she replied. “That worked.”
What song is that? Either I don’t know it or I just can’t hear on my little laptop speakers.
Can we just stomp on the Marlins & kick them while they’re down? They didn’t seem like they wanted to be on the field last night. Let’s not give them a reason.
Heading to The Bronx tonight for a little Dice-K vs Pettitte. After last night’s ass-whoopin’, we’ll see how restless the natives are tonight. Hope it doesn’t rain.
And Mac, May I compliment you on the video, IMO, the very best Dire Straits song from their very best album—“Making Movies.”
Reminds me of my senior year in HS, so it’ll always be near & dear to me.
The song is “Romeo & Juliet” by Dire Straits.
I’m not sure if anyone has heard of is a fan of Monte Montgomery, but he does an awsome version of this song during some of his live shows.
or is a fan of
In regards to everyone’s favorite Brave to hate, his new name in our household is now Chris Poopoo Platter. You can thank my wife for that.
watch him start tonight
If Chris Woodward was a food, I think he’d be spam.
And if Tony La Russa was a flavor of ice cream, he’d be pralines and dick.
Is Chris Woodward related to Woody Woodward? There must be something about Woodwards–they suck at baseball.
That was awesome–and that may have been the most offensive thing you’ve ever said on here. Surprised and well, impressed!
I would rather have Woody. Any day.
Alex, I figured that if I was quoting Wayne’s World I could get away with it. Generally I try not to ruffle feathers.
But Tony La Russa’s a sonuvabitch, and I don’t particularly mind pointing it out or agreeing vigorously with anyone else who does so.
Well, AAR, if there’s one thing I have done pretty frequently on Braves Journal, it’s voicing my complete digust and displeasure with the loathesome human being that Tony LaRussa is–as I once said, the “hateable face” of Tony LaRussa.
La Russa and his wife run a pretty big animal rescue. He has a soft spot in my heart for that.
To me, LaRussa’s just a jerk. Just a run-at-the-mill jerk. He doesn’t get me too worked up.
And as ububba said earlier, Woodward isn’t really a big problem for our team right now. Complaining about Woodward is like complaining about the fine china breaking as the Titanic was sinking.
Yeah, LaRussa’s a tool, but thanks to him, with a little help from Alex R., I have my team name for next year’s fantasy baseball league in place.
Fine china was at least somewhat useful when the Titanic wasn’t sinking, though.
Woodward is there to make Thorman feel better about himself…
Complaining about the fine china breaking on the Titanic is more useful than Woodward has been to the Braves.
#23 – Is that possible?
@25 I would think it would, I mean Thorman could be there saying ” Man, I really suck…I’m the worst player on this team” and then he looks down the bench and see’s Woodward and thinks ” Oh, yeah, well, at least I’m not THE worst”
I will be at the Auburn/Kansas State game. Mac (I’m 99% sure) will be at Bama/Western Carolina. Anyone else at games this weekend and want to provide postgame reports?
Mac is there any word on Dave O’brien responding to the questions you sent him ? Thanks.
Its amazing that every team has that guy who sucks at the end of their bench….only we have like two (Woodward/Orr) and one who’s trying to become one (Thorman). So were basically handicapped!
At least Thorman tries. The other two look absolutely ridiculous with their arrogant demeanors. It’s as if they suck and dont realize it.
Harris, Johnson, C. Jones, Teixeira, McCann, Francoeur, A. Jones, Escobar, Smoltz.
Marlins killer Matt Diaz is left absent. Is this is a mistake?
Yes it is a mistake but there’s no making Bobby give up on a platoon.
wryn, i’ll likely be at jordan-hare, other wise it’s off to nashville for the vandy game, but i’m sure stu has that nailed down. any chance on a last minute team preview?
I guess Diaz just hasn’t quite earned it yet.
looks like the marlins could put the vanden “hurt” on us.
Not the start I was hoping for.
good God – did he strike out the side with 12 pitches? someone tell our guys his ERA is 6.85.
make that first 4 but … NICE!
That’s more like it.
good god…wake me from this nightmare
Come on Smoltz these guys suck.
Ouch. That hurt. I think the boys are going to hammer VandenHurk the second time through the lineup.
Diaz needs to play every day. Harris has cooled off big time.
free matt diaz!!!!
Willie is succumbing to the god of regression to the mean. I fear it will only get worse.
Yeah, take Diaz out of the lineup for that.
BUT HE’S LEFT-HANDED AND THE PITCHER IS RIGHT-HANDER!!!!!!
The Diaz thing is getting ridiculous. If Bobby doesn’t give a crap about putting the best lineup out there every day why not throw everyone in a hat and pick 8 random guys every day (wait, you think…..nevermind). Willie is the perfect guy at the end of the game to pinch run. That’s what he needs to be doing on a consistent basis, not starting and batting leadoff.
Cy with 7 k’s through 4 innings.
Help yourself out smoltzy
Must. Score. Runs.
What are the chances Willie will screw up this inning ?
Just don’t ask him to bunt for Tom Emanski’s sake.
god cant we catch a break??
I can easily see us not score once again here…
it wont happen but pinch hit for Harris please.
I’ll echo: must. score. runs
Oh no, Harris.
Please prove me wrong Willie !
Thanks for nothing Harris and Cox. Good God.
Good job Willie.
2nd and 3rd, no outs.
…2nd and 3rd, two outs.
This is brutal.
nice job Harris.
I’ve just about had it with this.
Come on Kj
I’ve accepted that Bobby has some need to platoon, but Esco is such a better option at lead off right now. Switch their order if you have Diaz chained to the bench.
How could you just keep letting Harris kill this team?
Bobby, you freakin’ genius.
Lord have mercy…this team is just bad.
I saw that coming like a stampede of elephants.
You have to try pretty hard to not score a run there.
I’m watching on Gameday, but I have to assume Florida was playing the infield back, sacrificing a run for an out right?
What the hell, man. The clutch has dried up on this club the last few weeks. If it’s not pitching, it’s hitting. I still think they’re going to pull this one out.
“I saw that coming like a stampede of elephants.”
Seriously, how obvious was it? Ball goes over fence, costs Andruw Jones the chance to score, and the pitcher, Willie Harris and Johnson were due up.
Out of those three, only Johnson inspires any confidence. But he was due up after the pitcher and sure-out Willie Harris, so it’s not like he could just hit the ball deep somewhere for a sac. fly.
So frickin’ predictable.
our lineup throughout the year just manages to have one or two spots with absolutely ZERO production.
now the tragic thing of course is… it doesn’t have to be that way.
Andruw didnt have to hit cleanup for so long. Salty should have played more when Brian was hurting and right now it SHOULD be absolutely obvious to everyone that Diaz NEEDS to play instead of Harris.
#71 – Exactly. All those thoughts went through my mind verbatim.
Sit Diaz. Send down Devine. Bring up Pete Orr. Keep Woodward on the roster.
How long before they bring back 60 year old Raffy Belliard and bat him cleanup?
Has anyone seen that Braves’ commercial for the upcoming series? It goes something like:
“MVP Ryan Howard, speedy Jimmy Rollins and the Phillies come to Atlanta to take on slugger Mark Teixeira, dynamic outfielder Willie Harris and the Braves…..”
I just checked back in… 8 k’s? am i reading that correctly?
so why are we making this tool look like he’s Jake Peavy? This team angers me.
Come on McCann, end the insanity.
Really tired of bad pitchers shutting the Braves down.
Skip: “Fredi Gonzalez comes out to the mound to talk to Vanden Hurk…and now Doug Eddings has decided to insert himself into the precedings…because he realized the game is on TV.”
Oh my God, they’re going to fail again.
The LOB of this team is monumental.
Simply FN amazing !!!!
Frenchy is working on a sombrero of sorts.
I can’t even comprehend possibly losing to the Marlins with Smoltz on the mound. This is the team that put up 13 last night right?
Why would you ever thrown Andruw or Francouer a fastball over the plate? anything crooked and off the plate is a guaranteed whiff
Smoltz due up second in the seventh….Pete Orr time?
Well, folks…nothing like running out your ace on 3 days rest and the bats fall flat.
Freakin’ pathetic. I’d rather get killed in a series sweep by a decent team than not to show up AGAIN vs a crappy team.
But I guess the Braves are a crappy team. Only difference from last year is Hudson is decent.
Thank GOD football season is upon us.
This team angers me. The Marlins are reeling badly and we are about to lose a start from Smoltz against a dead “fish” of a team.
We don’t deserve to be in the playoffs if we lose this game.
And Willis pitches tomorrow for the Marlins.
At least Diaz will start.
#91 – I said that in the Reds series. Can I use it again against the Marlins, or do you only get to say “We don’t deserve to be in the playoffs if we lose this game” a limited number of times.
If so, I’ve used up that quota long ago.
Woodward to pinch hit for Smoltz.
I don’t mean to be contrary, but the only thing stinking of dead fish right now are the Braves.
Smoltz only had 79 pitches. They must have decided ahead of time to limit the pitch count since he’s going on short rest.
Woodward….not completely useless….tonight.
The best we could have hoped for, next to a fastball to the forearm resulting in a break.
Just an all-around crappy game.
If anyone can blow this, it is Benitez.
From now on it should be nothing but the video for “The Crying Game” by Boy George, every night.
no, if anyone can blow this, it’s the braves.
…true. very, very true.
praise his name!
Thank you Armando…
My favorite Armando Benitez image:
Is there anyone else that you’d want up there in a crucial sitation than Chipper Jones?
Now lets please win this game!
tonight frenchy is like a moth to the flame
Benitez struck out the side after the homerun.
Oh no. Francouer has fallen in love with the Andruw Jones pitch.
4 K’s is a golden sombrero right?
Another inning for Moylan?
True fact: sidearmers can pitch every single night with no negative consequences to health or effectiveness.
I’m actually impressed Bobby left him in there. Obviously he clearly should be in there since he’s the Braves’ best reliever and its a high leverage situation (1-3 hitters in a tie game in the 8th inning), but I figured Bobby was sure to screw that up.
MOylan = hero
need to end it here
Heckuva job, Moylan.
Moylan should be the closer. Why does Soriano get anointed closer with Wickman gone?
cause Soriano was perfect as closer before
“cause Soriano was perfect as closer before”
But it was only like five chances.
our bench seems like its worse and worse every night
May a miracle happen and lightning fly out of Thor’s ass.
walk walk walk walk…dang
with Thorman hitting you know he wont get anything but curves, should Escobar have tried to steal one there?
Yunel must love his .330 average hanging out between two automatic outs.
why not let Diaz hit before Thorman there
132 – Diaz pinch-hit earlier
sorry just got here, thought he was PH’ing for Harris here
I agree that Moylan has been our best reliever by far and that he needs to be in there in that kind of situation. How much can he pitch, though? He’s already surpassed his previous high for innings pitched in a season which was logged last year. I suppose since he spent a few years in the wilderness where he wasn’t pitching that maybe his arm hasn’t had the wear and tear of someone who had been pitching professionally for 10+ years. That could also work against him. I just hope he doesn’t get burned out.
Crud, the Braves need to survive this inning to give Johnson, Chipper and Teixeira a chance.
Is it May-hey or Ma-ha?
nasty pitches from Ron
how many extra inning games have we lost in a row?
If I was Cox and had an extra outfielder I’d put Mahay in left and bring in Oscar or someone to face Willingham.
“how many extra inning games have we lost in a row?”
Hope it even gets to extra innings.
Phils and Mets are tied
just what we needed kelly
unreal 16 k’s against the braves tonight
some more k’s
Armando Benitez, and not books, is the gift that keeps on giving.
16 Ks tonight.
What’s everybody wearing?
Yates up in the bullpen.
“Yates up in the bullpen.”
Cox in a rush to get to the hotel?
chipper is clearly hurt
that’s hot. what is your bottom of the pant/sock setup?
why cant we hit these straight fastballs?
I’m wearing cargo shorts and a t-shirt.
Did McCann shave his beard because of that Dane Cook commercial?
Not too good.
I’m wearing the stench of defeat…
Yates has a loss on his back!
Fuck. It’s Yates.
bottom of the order, surely he cant can he
Why Cox, why?
29 k’s in this game so far, wonder what a record would be
We need to get Corky in there for his crucial late innings defense.
figures, Jason Wood couldnt catch up to the fastball so we throw him a hanging slider
its the beginning of the end folks
Braves are 4-8 in extra-innings.
0-2 count finish him!
Mortal Combat style
if your gonna blow this game, then please make it quick
bedee dont worry
Tyler doing his Wickman impression in FLA, I would hate to see a different pitcher after two straight hits here
Is Soriano even warming up?
I dread seeing Ramirez and Uggla. I feel even worse when Yates is on the mound. Game’s probably over.
Looking at strikeout records, Buddy Carlyle is one of only 39 pitches listed for this feat:
do you walk Cabrera or worry about Yates throwing strikes after that?
Yates has been doing it John Rocker style lately.
Yates did it. I don’t believe it.
The inevitable is delayed
Miracles DO happen. I’ll be damned.
Thanks for the heart attack Yates. Go hit the shower.
Bobby is probably thinking, “Yates is so awesome, I love the guy! I’ll trot him out there for another stellar inning of relief!”
If we clear the 9 hole this inning I say bring in Villareal for a couple.
If it goes past 9 innings, is it still a legitimate platinum sombrero?
Frenchy blaming the ump for his suckitude tonight?
Okay, who plays RF?
Bobby’s soon to follow…
corky miller takes over in right
That’s one way to not get 6 strikeouts in a game…get tossed.
How do you blame an umpire when you swing
Kelly to left orr to second?
Smart move, Frenchy.
What was he even complaining about? Gameday shows no called strikes that AB.
He was called out on a pitch earlier. It looked good to me though. Plus it was two hours ago.
5 strikeouts and a potty mouth–great night for Frenchy
so we’ll see Pete Orr in the OF?
if Brayan Pena was up instead of Corky he could take an OF spot easily…and also hit some
If not for the current state of affairs, I’d love to see Orr’s arm in the outfield.
Pete Orr played a lot of center in AAA.
from the mysterious mind of Cox we’ll probably get Chipper moved to OF and Orr at third
Logically, you’d expect Diaz to go to right and Orr to go to left.
can we give hubbard a glove?
Dear God, no wonder Richmond is so mad at the Braves.
I don’t think we’ve scored in extra innings since the last millenium
The Braves are so inept at scoring in extras it’s beyond belief.
… and the rest of the story of woe–the first pitch will be hit to Orr … Orr will turn it into a three base error … Yates second pitch of the inning will go to the backstop … game over
better question in how many straight extra innings have we not scored?
Pete Orr in left field?
Pete Orr in leftfield….
Francouer got ejected, Orr in LF
Did they double switch?
here it comes
Fla had lost 12 of 13 coming into this game and we had Smoltz on the mound, figures
Braves have struck out 19 times tonight–apparently for only the third time in team history….
Villarreal walking people.
walk a the terrifying Alfredo A to get to Hermida.
Too bad Pete Orr doesn’t know how to play outfield evidently.
wtf is Orr doing–trying to run the pick play on Andruw?
end it please…take orr’s life and we’ll give you the game.
God damn it anyway.
Its pretty amazing how many ways Orr can impact a game…one of the few times I have seen Andrus pissed…
I don’t think it will matter at this point but did we double switch with Orr and Villareal?
What the heck does Villarreal throw? Looks like the same pitch every time.
what in the world? TWO pitch outs?
orr loses a game for us rather quickly….great.
re double switch–it’s a moot point
re 19 k’s on the night–some real high powered offense eh? yes they scored 13 last night, but several came courtesy of the Marlins Orr-like defense
Orr makes everybody crazy
These are the games that just flat out embarrass me
I’m Gamecasting, was it that badly played by Orr?
What did Orr do?
This one’s on the offense.
over…i hate pete orr
I’d like to thank the umpires, Pete Orr, Jeff Francoeur…
I hate Pete Orr and Oscar Villarreal.
Howard just homered to win it for the Phils, but little good it does us.
Yes it was a double switch. Made sense since the pitcher’s spot would be due up first next inning. That is, if there was going to be a next inning.
wow. this team sucks in late and close. It’s reprehensible.
243, you are right. Playoff teams win games like these.
A long fly ball fell over Andruw’s glove in deep left field that Pete Orr watched.
To be fair, Andruw was calling the ball all the way.
Thank You Pete Orr!
Yes Jeremy, we suck!!!
this team doesn’t deserve to play in the postseason…until now i’ve never seen a team that is negative clutch.
Mets are 18-9 in one run games and we are now 15-21, not to mention 4-9 in extra innings. We got no clutch in us.
according to the AJC’s box score, they did double switch
probably would have been just as well off putting Orr on the mound and Villareal in left
4-9 now in extras. holy crap that sucks.
You guys are dumb as shit, don’t blame Pete Orr. Andruw was calling for that ball the whole time! If you want to blame someone blame Francoeur for getting thrown out. That was just dumb, he clearly went around.
and the eff’n mets can’t even beat the damn phillies…hate.hate.hate.
Yeah, Francoeur was asking for it.
241–I think the Braves should hope for the Mets to beat the Phils–winning the division is unrealistic but maybe, just maybe there’s a chance to edge out the Phils and Pads for the WC. Games like tonight make it a moot point of course.
Well Orr should have got the hell out of the way then Artist instead of standing there with his finger up his ass.
Mac–this is one for your Misery Loss Index. At least the Braves keep finding new ways to lose….
2.0 behind the Phillies in the wildcard now. Probably 5.0 behind the Padres for first in the wildcard before the night is over.
Mailman, you are so wrong it’s not even funny. He was running full speed for the ball and Andruw called him off as he was approaching it, nothing you can do. Quit being so dumb and watch the damn game.
Dan, how can you say we will probably be 5.0 behind the Padres when they are already losing????
If Andruw was calling for it WHY did Orr keep going for the ball????? Orr and Woodward need to get bus tickets to “nowhere” (or “anywhere”)— and take Lurch Thorman with them
Regardless Unknown, I still want to make Pete Orr the official 2007 scapegoat.
Do you guys realize that he was playing out of position? Do you realize that if Diaz was out there it would have never happened? Therefore if Frenchy didn’t get thrown out we would still be playing? How is this Orr’s fault? Think about how we got in this situation.
“Dan, how can you say we will probably be 5.0 behind the Padres when they are already losing????”
Admittedly I don’t know what the score is. I just figured they’d probably be winning with the way the Braves’ luck is going.
Recap is up. Orr stood there like an idiot, and it was a routine fly ball, even for Diaz. Hell, it would have been routine for Klesko, or Luzinski.
I hate to be such an asshole but if you look at the whole situation it is hardly Orr’s fault.
Stood there like an idiot as Andruw was yelling for the ball…whatever.
artist, why do you have to come in here and start calling people names? say what you want about players or teams, but show some class to your fellow posters.
beedee, show some class as a person and don’t say you hate someone you don’t even know. I think it’s pathetic that someone would use the word “hate” in a situation like that. Don’t talk about class when you show so little.
it’s a chappelle show reference, get a grip.
Perhaps you should get a grip, your the one saying you “hate” an mlb player. Pathetic!
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