AAR opened yesterday’s recap by noting how “streakingly inconsistent” this year’s team is. That’s no doubt true, but isn’t it odd how such an inconsistent team can be so maddeningly predictable?
In what was the most important game of the … Finish Reading
The immortal words of Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh describe not just last night’s game; they also capture something about the 2021 season for the Braves.
After a rain delay that last over three hours, the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader … Finish Reading
Our Braves came into today’s play with a chance for their season record to surpass .500 for the first time. All they had to do was sweep the Padres in today’s doubleheader.
You’ve been following this 2021 team, so you … Finish Reading
My 4 year old grandson was with us this afternoon during the game. After the first inning, he asked me who was winning. I told him the Pirates were leading 3-1. He responded, “The Pirates are really good! They always … Finish Reading
I’ve noticed several words that repeatedly turn up on this blog this year. We’ve described the 2021 Braves as disheartening, dispiriting, soul-crushing. You’ll note that these aren’t just words of disappointment; these are words that pertain to the spirit. This … Finish Reading
As the inimitable Alex R concluded yesterday:
“Games like this make it easy to believe that the Braves are just a winning streak away from being right back where they want to be. Now, they just have to figure out … Finish Reading
I wasn’t able to see much of tonight’s game. I did see Tuesday’s game. Turns out they were the same game, making the recap simple:
The Braves starter struggled, allowing the Red Sox an early big lead. But the Braves … Finish Reading
We have a saying in the law: res ipsa loquitor (the thing speaks for itself). I’ve been insisting to all the doubters and naysayers that of course the Braves are better than a .500 team. Until a few minutes ago, … Finish Reading
A few weeks ago I was gloating about how the Braves’ Wednesday record was much better than the other days of the week. But then Drew Smyly started each of the last two Wednesdays. No more gloating from me. This … Finish Reading
I’ve really enjoyed Alan’s weekend recaps, especially his cataloging of the positives and negatives. I’ll try that format, with my own modification.*
Negative: The Braves lost 9-5 to the BoSox after jumping out to a 3-0 lead.
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