The Ideal Braves Bullpen and 4th of July Game Thread

Have ya ever went to a psychic? Me either. But my wife has and here is what she found out. Nothing. At the time, she felt enlightened by the vague predictions of her future self and the vague guesses of her past self, but then she became an adult and realized it was just gift-wrapped … Continue reading “The Ideal Braves Bullpen and 4th of July Game Thread”

It’s way easier when you score runs: Braves 9, Phillies 2

As someone who spent his formative years in Atlanta, I harbor not just a once-requited (thanks, 1995) love for all things Braves, but a smattering of other local memories which have transmogrified over the years into a set of nostalgic synaptic relays which fire with regularity almost irrespective of stimulus: The Varsity, Georgia Tech football, … Continue reading “It’s way easier when you score runs: Braves 9, Phillies 2”

No Runs and Two Bad Pitches – Braves 0 – Phillies 2

What a couple of days here at BJ. I think the Braves should never have an off day because 1) it drives me crazy with no Braves baseball to watch and 2) BJ goes crazy without real time things going on…… sheesh. So tonight’s game should have been expected to be a barn-burner with Keuchel … Continue reading “No Runs and Two Bad Pitches – Braves 0 – Phillies 2”

Give Me A Break

It’s been an incredible 1st half for the Atlanta Braves. 6.5 games up in a division that, before Opening Day, was projected to be one of the tightest in baseball. The offense has been amazing, and while the defense hasn’t been what it was last season, it’s still been better than the rest of the … Continue reading “Give Me A Break”

DWTG: Braves 7 – Cubs 9

So I didn’t watch the game (DWTG). That’s the consequence of the day game (the supposed “Business Man Special” I believe Chip is always yammering about), and so it goes that without having seen a single pitch of this one in conjunction with the score and the named perpetrators (Wilson, Tomlin) that I think we … Continue reading “DWTG: Braves 7 – Cubs 9”

Carl Sandburg Never Lived in Atlanta: Braves 5, Cubs 3

On Tuesday night, the Braves beat the Cubs 4-3 in a game in which they had 3 hits.  JamesD wants to know how rare that is.  As he points out there are games in which teams were no-hit and won: actually, there are five, the most recent being almost exactly 11 years ago, when the … Continue reading “Carl Sandburg Never Lived in Atlanta: Braves 5, Cubs 3”