Archive for the ‘Atlanta Braves’ Category

These Pirates Have Commandeered This Vessel

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Tuesday night my Twitter feed was inundated with NFL comings and goings. As was expected in the first day post-lockout. But when I returned to the Twitter-verse on the late night, I found a thread much more enthralling than anything pigskin-related. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves were matched up in an ...

Jeff Loria Proves Bobby Cox’s Point

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

I have never seen Florida Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria in person, and I never really want to. And not just because the guy is a total douchenozzle. I've always had this mental image of Loria being no taller than 5-foot-4, allowing his physique to match his Napoleonic attitude. (It also ...

Pirates Rookie Ready For Prime Time

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

There's usually not much reason to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates. And it's painful to be one of their fans. But rookie center fielder Andrew McCutchen is certainly going to try and change that. Now, I had a headstart on this kid because I live in Indianapolis (home of the Pirates' AAA-affiliate). I'm ...

I’m Turning Japanese, I Really Think So

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

So Japan and the United States’ economies are in tatters - both in recession. That doesn’t mean all commerce is down. If the New York Yankees have taught us anything (besides not tagging anything Derek Jeter has without a rubber) it's that Major League Baseball is impervious to the global economic ...

Peavy May Not Be Traded After All

Thursday, November 6th, 2008

ESPN's Buster Olney - you know, the guy we've called a moron several times - is now reporting that the San Diego Padres are prepared to keep 2007 Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy if they can't get equal value in return for the right-hander. Um, duh. Kinda funny how we ...

D-Bag of the Week: Julian Tavarez

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Let's set the scene here: Julian Tavarez is pitching in relief for the Braves on Wednesday night against the Phillies. It's the bottom of the eighth inning. The Braves are leading 10-4. Phillies speedster Shane Victorino is taking a big lead off third base. What follows is comical and somewhat dumb. Tavarez, ...

Will These Guys Ever Call It Quits?

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

We've been watching baseball for a long time. Well, as long as you can when the average age of contributors is like 24. Anyway, we remember the good 'ol days when baseball players didn't last into their 40s. Bat speed slows down. Arms wear out. Eye sight gives out. There's a ...