I wasn’t worried… Were you worried? Braves 5, Nationals 4 in 10 innings.

The ‘60s have cultural touchstones aplenty, and as the most arrogant generation in world history, us Baby Boomers aren’t about to let any of them die until we do.  The Twilight Zone ran from 1959-1964 with syndication that ensured that almost all of its 156 episodes would become shared culture.  A few episodes were genuinely … Continue reading “I wasn’t worried… Were you worried? Braves 5, Nationals 4 in 10 innings.”

Kolby Allard for Chris Martin

By now, you’ve seen the reports that Kolby Allard, #2 prospect on MLB Pipelines’ Braves list, has gone over to Texas for Chris Martin. A few different thoughts about the trade: Kolby Allard If there was a starting pitcher you were going to trade for a reliever, Allard was it. Just about every starting pitcher … Continue reading “Kolby Allard for Chris Martin”

The Story of Julio, the Prodigal Sons, and The Awful Endgame: Braves 11 – gNats 8

Didn’t get home from the game tonight until after midnight so I’m going to have to make this short and sweet. Tuesday was a wonderful night for me as I got to go to the game and watch all the despondent gNats fans leaving the game at various intervals until, really, only Braves fans remained. … Continue reading “The Story of Julio, the Prodigal Sons, and The Awful Endgame: Braves 11 – gNats 8”

In the land of hanging Chads: Braves 3, Annoying Regional Insects 6

Thanks to the marvel that is ESPN National Game for Monday, I was able to participate in watching a good bit of this debacle. I didn’t see the first Nationals run score because I was outside removing a shutter for my wife who wants to take it to the paint store and let them put … Continue reading “In the land of hanging Chads: Braves 3, Annoying Regional Insects 6”

The Underappreciation of Julio Teheran

So, because the offense is playing like dog poop right now, I thought I’d run some numbers on Julio Teheran, who seems to be almost equally underappreciated by Braves fans and non-Braves fans. Since his rookie season in 2013, he has made 211 starts, fourth-most in baseball behind only Max Scherzer, Jose Quintana, and Jon … Continue reading “The Underappreciation of Julio Teheran”

Braves Trade Ideas: Less Prospects, Bigger Bags of $, Part 2

Intro of the series can be found here. Part 1 of the series can be found here. After a short series where the boys get swept by one of the worst teams in MLB, it’s easy to get discouraged but let me get a little bit cliche real quick: If someone were to have told … Continue reading “Braves Trade Ideas: Less Prospects, Bigger Bags of $, Part 2”

We need a day off. Royals 2 unearned runs, Braves tipping caps instead of scoring.

As an avid, but terrible, golfer I am constantly reminded of (and taunted by) the fact that that size and brute strength aren’t the source of power in golf.  Watching Rory McIlroy or Ricky Fowler hit a golf ball, or Ozzie Albies hit a baseball are constant reminders that it isn’t your obvious physical limitations … Continue reading “We need a day off. Royals 2 unearned runs, Braves tipping caps instead of scoring.”