Marlins 5, Braves 2. God bless America. (by coop)

Well, that got the old patriotic juices flowing.

Braves lost 5-2, but the stage was the thing tonight. Fort Bragg and the Marlins won.

God bless America.

37 thoughts on “Marlins 5, Braves 2. God bless America. (by coop)”

  1. “I know, for me, this has been my favorite place to ever pitch in my life,” Conley said. “This is the most memorable place I’ve ever pitched. … An absolute honor that it falls on my day and that I get to start here.”
    AP

    coop…perfect

  2. Brian Snitker: “The bad part is we lost the game. The good part is it’s something I’ll never forget.”

  3. ____ started and pitched fairly well but got no run support, as the Braves fell quietly to the ____ by a score of ____ to 2. Braves hitters were not effective with runners in scoring position, going ____ for ____. The defense was bad at times, with ____ failing to make several plays that ended up costing runs. With the game mostly out of reach, manager ____ took the opportunity to take a look at a number of bullpen arms, extending the game’s length by at least half an hour. Pitching matchups for the next game have yet to be determined but minor league veterans ____ and ____ are the leading candidates. ____ remains day to day with a ____, ____ begins his rehab assignment in Carolina tomorrow, and trade rumors swirl around ____ and ____.

  4. Mad Lib inputs for @3
    Name, Team, Number, Number, Number, Name, Name, Name, Name, Name, Adjective + body part, Name, Name, Name.

  5. Last night’s farm report:

    Chris Ellis, mediocre start for Gwinnett
    Sean Newcomb, atrocious start for MS
    Ozzie Albies, 2 for 4 with a double for MS
    Caleb Dirks, 2 scoreless innings for MS
    Rome Braves were shut out on 2 hits
    Mike Soroka, atrocious start for Rome
    Tyler Neslony, 2 for 3 in his first game play for Danville

    The Braves organization was 0-6 on Sunday’s game slate. Try again tomorrow, Braves organization!

  6. As for last night’s game in Fort Bragg, I enjoyed it. My dad and I had a great time watching the game. He served in the military, and so if perhaps it was pander-y, he enjoyed what came of the pandering.

    Apparently MLB is going to continue this concept, which I think is a great one: Every year, take MLB to places where it isn’t, with pop-up stadiums and official game in the summertime. I hope this is a more domestic affair, in the US, Canada and Caribbean. I am not a fan of the games on the other side of the planet, mainly because they royally screw with the schedule.

  7. @8: Jiminy Cricket, Yard Goats, 18, 1 1/2, 99, Larry, Curly, Mo, Yo’ Mama, Yo Yo Ma, Stanky Leg, Andrew Carnegie, Terri Gross, Catherine the Great.

    Somebody read that back to me?

  8. Hey guys, i am headed to Pittsburgh this weekend to see the Pirates play the Cubs.
    Any advice on places to hit up, its a group of 10 of us.
    Thanks for any assistance.
    Gavin

  9. Jiminy Cricket started and pitched fairly well but got no run support, as the Braves fell quietly to the Yard Goats by a score of 18 to 2. Braves hitters were not effective with runners in scoring position, going 1 1/2 for 99. The defense was bad at times, with Larry failing to make several plays that ended up costing runs. With the game mostly out of reach, manager Curly took the opportunity to take a look at a number of bullpen arms, extending the game’s length by at least half an hour. Pitching matchups for the next game have yet to be determined but minor league veterans Moe and Yo; Mama are the leading candidates. Stanky remains day to day with a leg, Andrew Carnegie begins his rehab assignment in Carolina tomorrow, and trade rumors swirl around Terri Gross and Catherine the Great.
    July 4th, 2016 at 9:22 am

  10. #14
    Tons of food & bev options near the stadium.

    And dunno if it’s your thing, but the Andy Warhol Museum is a very short walk from PNC & it’s really cool.

    IMO, Pittsburgh & San Francisco have the 2 coolest “newer” stadiums. Hard to beat the view from your seats on those places.

  11. More Pittsburgh recommendations: Conflict Kitchen, the Cathedral of Learning, the Mattress Factory.

  12. ‘Stanky remains day to day with a leg’
    As do we all. I laughed so hard at this little side thread, thanks y’all.

  13. I reckon this will all work itself out, but it’s pretty depressing when Joel De La Cruz and Lucas Harrell are 2/5 of your starting rotation after you traded half of your team for starting pitching prospects. Oh well, at least we have our freedom. #trusttheprocess

  14. I would have bet you a small fortunate that Joel De La Cruz was destined for big league success. Everything in his career pedigree had Major League Baseball Starting Pitcher written all over him. But whaddayaknow, that’s why they have to play the games.

  15. @14 oldtimer . . . Great food at Meat & Potatoes and The Fish Grotto (which also has a beautiful view from Mt. Washington). If you go to the Grotto, take the Duquense Incline for a unique trip. Kayak tours along the three rivers are also amazing, if you’re up for them. Wife and I went to a game two years ago, and Manny Sanguillen’s BBQ was a treat, and Manny himself was there shaking hands. Enjoy!

  16. The Mattress Factory is awesome. It’s an art museum that exclusively has full-room installations. So is the Andy Warhol Museum, which was really the first time that I came to love Warhol as an artist.

    If you’re looking for a brewpub, though, the Church Brew Works is also really great.

  17. Aaron Blair still appears to be broken: 9.00 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in two starts since returning to AAA, including 10 hits in 5 IP tonight.

  18. @27

    Manny Sanguillen
    is now able to offer a menu Anguillan
    the catch of the day
    on a plate, how could there be any other way?

  19. @32

    Aaron Blair
    is now losing most of his hair
    that distinguished mop
    showing an unfortunate tendency to flop.

  20. @26

    Joel de La Cruz
    it might just have been the booze
    that seven run second
    most would term unnecessarily fecund.

  21. @25

    Lucas Harrell
    has started off very well
    his toothy grin
    brings a certain je ne sais quoi to the win.

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