A baseless, idiotic, and likely pointless attempt to distract you from this depressing off season, if only for a minute or two

Here are the first 10 tracks from y 2014 End Of Year compilation(s.) They have nothing to do with baseball. 1 – “Longer Than You’ve Been Alive” From Most Messed Up (2014) by Old 97s 2 – “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore” From Rented World (2014) by The Menzingers 3 – “Raindance In … Continue reading “A baseless, idiotic, and likely pointless attempt to distract you from this depressing off season, if only for a minute or two”

Stupid Manager Tricks, Mike Matheny Edition

So, for those of you not following along at home, Mike Matheny lost the NLCS last night by managing worse than Fredi Gonzalez ever even thought about doing. I’ll throw it over to Deadspin for the details. Matheny, when asked about not using closer T. Rosenthal in 9th: “We can’t bring him in, in a … Continue reading “Stupid Manager Tricks, Mike Matheny Edition”

Things that happened when no one was watching (Braves 6, Bucs 2)

Bottom 2 1.Chris Johnson doubles (26) on a line drive to left fielder Starling Marte. 2.Christian Bethancourt grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Ike Davis. Chris Johnson to 3rd. 3.B. J. Upton walks. With Julio Teheran batting, B. Upton steals (20) 2nd base. 4.Julio Teheran singles on a soft ground ball to … Continue reading “Things that happened when no one was watching (Braves 6, Bucs 2)”

Another team from somewhere 1, Barves 0 (again)

Some may find this a sacrilege of a powerful moment in human history. Some may find it a violation of our “no politics” rule. Nevertheless, I am reminded of the words from the old spiritual as delivered by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Washington Monument 51 or so years ago. “Free … Continue reading “Another team from somewhere 1, Barves 0 (again)”

Braves Fire Frank Wren

Braves fire GM Frank Wren Frank Wren bore the brunt of the blame for the disappointing performance of the 2014 Braves, and the Braves canned him today. I’m not surprised, and I’m not mad, but I will miss him. Here’s why: • Signed Aaron Harang for $1 million • Traded Omar Infante and Mike Dunn … Continue reading “Braves Fire Frank Wren”