Royals dethroned: 10-2, but mostly 40/40 ruminations

“Funny how being north of south of a round number makes a big impact to us.” – Rob Copenhaver, on Monday. “I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member.” –  Groucho Marx I was once on a plane seated next to a formidably impressive fellow who informed me, … Continue reading “Royals dethroned: 10-2, but mostly 40/40 ruminations”

Apollo Creed 1, Rocky 4

Can we get the regular season over with?  Yes, the Braves could still technically catch the Dodgers, Houston or the Yankees for home field advantage, but I’m reasonably sure none of those is going to happen.  If Minnesota makes it to the World Series along with the Braves, home field advantage is currently up for … Continue reading “Apollo Creed 1, Rocky 4”

Apollo Creed 3, Rocky 1

As we move to the part of the season where only Chip is obsessing over playoff placement (“Braves fans are all big Twins fans tonight!”  No, really, Chip, they aren’t, even as they would prefer a Minnesota win; fandom connotes a lot more than a preference for which team wins a particular game.  Even worse, … Continue reading “Apollo Creed 3, Rocky 1”

The Braves Earn Their Loonies: 9-4

For those of us who have been Braves-addled since 1966, some of the run from 1991 to 2005 has aspects of a blur: some things, like 1991 and 1995, have a sharp presence and can be recalled with minimal effort.  Others, like the 1992 World Series loss to the Blue Jays are, at least for … Continue reading “The Braves Earn Their Loonies: 9-4”

Flow and Hech, the new Starsky and Hutch: Braves 5, Marlins 0

There was an announcement this week: scientists have apparently discovered a new state of matter: topological superconductivity.  I don’t have a great Braves tie-in to this discovery, but some have come to expect non-Braves-related intros from me.  So if you’re into stable qubits, I’m sure you’re pretty excited right now and you can pretty much … Continue reading “Flow and Hech, the new Starsky and Hutch: Braves 5, Marlins 0”

Mickey Makes Mets Matz-less, Muff Match: Braves 6, Mets 4

I participate in a local home run pool.  At the start of the season, for an entry fee of $160, one selects eight players who hit 18 or more homers in the previous season, with the proviso that their total 2018 homers sum to less than 210.  In each month, your top 6 count and … Continue reading “Mickey Makes Mets Matz-less, Muff Match: Braves 6, Mets 4”

Avenging the Curse of Hrbek: Braves 11, Twins 7.

With the redesign of the website and the cognomen “The Cheers of Braves Blogs” I should mention that, unlike what I take to be the typical life of an Internet writer, I actually get out to real bars every now and again… by which I mean just about every day.  My main local is a … Continue reading “Avenging the Curse of Hrbek: Braves 11, Twins 7.”

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.”