Not That We Care: a guide to the playoffs, part 1

So, it’s easy to forget, but they’re still playing baseball games. No one really knows why. It’s almost certainly just a scam to suck in money from losers who cheer for other teams. Nonetheless, they’re out there. Playing the “postseason.” First game up tonight is apparently the “Oakland Athletics” against…seriously, it’s hard to write this, … Continue reading “Not That We Care: a guide to the playoffs, part 1”

So Long, Farewell, and Good Riddance, 2014

I pretty much wrote what I had to say on this subject — and linked to the songs that I would have wanted to link to — a few days back. So this is really just a new thread for the sake of putting up a new thread. Thank goodness the 2014 season is over. Each day … Continue reading “So Long, Farewell, and Good Riddance, 2014”

Things that happened when no one was watching (Braves 6, Bucs 2)

Bottom 2 1.Chris Johnson doubles (26) on a line drive to left fielder Starling Marte. 2.Christian Bethancourt grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Ike Davis. Chris Johnson to 3rd. 3.B. J. Upton walks. With Julio Teheran batting, B. Upton steals (20) 2nd base. 4.Julio Teheran singles on a soft ground ball to … Continue reading “Things that happened when no one was watching (Braves 6, Bucs 2)”

Another team from somewhere 1, Barves 0 (again)

Some may find this a sacrilege of a powerful moment in human history. Some may find it a violation of our “no politics” rule. Nevertheless, I am reminded of the words from the old spiritual as delivered by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Washington Monument 51 or so years ago. “Free … Continue reading “Another team from somewhere 1, Barves 0 (again)”

Braves Fire Frank Wren

Braves fire GM Frank Wren Frank Wren bore the brunt of the blame for the disappointing performance of the 2014 Braves, and the Braves canned him today. I’m not surprised, and I’m not mad, but I will miss him. Here’s why: • Signed Aaron Harang for $1 million • Traded Omar Infante and Mike Dunn … Continue reading “Braves Fire Frank Wren”