[Note to readers: my 12 paragraph disquisition (and
accompanying Petrarchan sonnet) on optimal ordering policy at The Varsity has
been excised out of respect for blazon.]
Earl Weaver’s most famous quote is “The key to winning
baseball games is pitching, fundamentals, and three run homers.” The Braves
have had a nice selection of three run homer games lately and seem to have
I’m tired. I didn’t get home from work until after the game started. I don’t feel very creative, but, on the other hand, it’s Tuesday. How creative do you have to be when you already know the Braves are gonna lose. And, frankly, I’ve got a lot going on around here and I’m losing interest in tonight’s game. It doesn’t help that the Braves can’t…
There certainly hasn’t been a Post All-Star Break swoon for these Braves. Maybe they are inspired by the nice people and lovely weather. But even though there have been some nice people, the Braves are keeping their foots on the throats of those nice people’s beloved baseball teams.
Where do I begin, this sweet love story of … Oh. For those of the…
In a tight,
tense, thrilling game Saturday night, the Braves beat the Padres 7-5 in 10
innings. Props to San Diego for starting
at 5:40 Pacific time, rather than a couple of hours later as the night before. Otherwise I would have gone to bed and missed
one of the most exciting games of the year.
So, looking back over my recaps, I realized that I hadn’t inflicted a Running Diary on you all in a while, so I decided that the opening of the second half would be a great time to remedy that situation.
9:00 PM EDT – I wander upstarirs to prepare for the game.
Well, we’ve got a half season in the books. The Braves sit six games up on the Nationals and six and a half up on the Phillies. Austin Riley has hit 16 home runs and is playing a solid left field, Dansby Swanson is on pace for over 30 home runs, and Mike Soroka has the…
Trade season is upon us and the Braves are going to be in the thick of rumors, especially of the pitching variety. It’s been widely speculated that Anthopoulos will be in the hunt for both starting and relief pitching. In my opinion, that’s an accurate inference. I think they’ll acquire at least one of each and it isn’t…
We heard from Snowshine yesterday on his top-30 prospects in the Braves system and now it’s my turn. Our top-10 looks quite similar (with one exception) but ranking 11-30 is a guessing game of evaluating talent that isn’t fully developed yet and that’s what makes it so dadgum fun! Enough talk, let’s get to the players.…