Mark DeRosa Retires

I’d like to write about this at greater length, but for now I’ll just note that Mark DeRosa has retired. I always liked him, from the time he came up. He had a 16-year career, which is pretty astonishing considering the way he left Atlanta, after utterly failing to hold down the starting job at … Continue reading “Mark DeRosa Retires”

Summing up game thread: July 12, Braves at Rockies

“Hi, this is Braves blogger Mac Thomason. So, what are we dealing with here? Well, our worst hitters play left field and first base, our biggest power threat hits leadoff, our shortstop is leading the team in RBI even though he got benched for a week for general douchiness, the offense of late has been … Continue reading “Summing up game thread: July 12, Braves at Rockies”

Ursine game thread: July 14, Braves at Cubs

“Hi, I’m Gwinnett Braves outfielder Jordan Schafer. I’m on the shelf right now with a wrist injury, and you know what? It’s been bothering me all year! Of course, I didn’t tell anybody that it was that bad, because (1) I was a rookie and didn’t want to lose my job, and (2) I’m a … Continue reading “Ursine game thread: July 14, Braves at Cubs”

Clinically depressed game thread: June 28, Red Sox at Losers

“Hola, this is Braves starting pitcher Javier Vazquez, and I’m wondering: Do I have to do everything around here?” “This is Braves starting pitcher Jair Jurrjens, and I’m wondering the same thing. I’m definitely taking extra batting practice.” “You’re telling me. Who built this offense, the Three Little Pigs?” “At least you’re a strikeout pitcher. … Continue reading “Clinically depressed game thread: June 28, Red Sox at Losers”

Clutch game thread: April 28, Cards at Braves

Thought of the day: I do not believe that athletes are better people than us, I do not believe that athletic contests are tests of character, and I do not believe that there is any such thing as an ability to perform in clutch situations. It’s just a lot of poppycock. Baseball men often like … Continue reading “Clutch game thread: April 28, Cards at Braves”