Tonight baseball continues along its merry way without us. This time it’s Game 1 of the ALCS, apparently pitting the Kansas City Lorde Songs against the Baltimore Unintimidating And Thus Unintelligible Bird Mascots. (cf Thrashers, Atlantan or otherwise.*) … Finish Reading
Just looking around at the Braves’ drafts from the 1990s again. (Not counting 1990, when Bobby was GM and they drafted Chipper first overall.) Lord, are they awful. At least at the top — they did okay in the … Finish Reading
This is about a Reds prospect, but I think it’s germane, and I found it interesting:
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A very high percentage of the greatest players ever got to the majors
Sure, the D-Backs have a bad record, but the Braves have a .500 record, and as established, the Braves are never getting over .500.
Meanwhile, a little bit of writing from me. I’m hardly an expert on the draft, though … Finish Reading
For what it is worth, throwing a no-hitter on the major league level is itself an argument for being an outstanding pitcher; nearly all no-hitters are thrown by good pitchers. … Finish Reading
I think I want to try a Googlebomb. But right now, the only one that comes to mind is “Francoeur Sucks” and I’m already in the top ten for that. Any ideas?
Here’s the Braves’ draft today, so far (I … Finish Reading
Chambliss will be the AAA hitting coach, in between being interviewed for every managing job and never getting hired. I think I’d rather he was … Finish Reading
And it’s on TV this year. Anyway, everyone expects that the Braves, picking 14th, will do what they normally do and take a southern high school pitcher. Generally, the three names you hear are:
Madison Bumgartner (North Carolina)
Josh Smoker … Finish Reading
I never actually knew anyone who skipped a grade in school . . . other than characters on sitcoms, that is.
Here’s a look at how some of the Braves’ prospects are adjusting since skipping ahead midseason. For hitters I’m … Finish Reading