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22 Sep

Nephew of thread thing

Again: Avoid hope. It’ll only wind up depressing you. I gave up hope weeks ago, and look at me now! Weeknights, I can barely stay awake past eight o’clock!

49 Responses to “Nephew of thread thing”

  1. 1
    Rob Copenhaver Says:

    Chris in the last thread said we should trade Renteria for Andrew Miller. Andrew Miller would be a great pickup. I saw him in the ACC Tournament in Jacksonville when he pitched for UNC and he was great then, as he was in high school. I also had the honor of getting absolutely K’ed up on three pitchers by Andrew when I faced him my senior year of baseball. Not ashamed at all. He’s freaking good…

  2. 2
    Rob Copenhaver Says:

    On three pitches*

  3. 3
    Wryn Says:

    After watching College Gameday today, I can officially truly say I hate the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa with a burning passion.

  4. 4
    Wryn Says:

    Oh, and Lester back for the Vandy game.

    Take that, Stu.

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    Adam M Says:

    The chances of Renteria netting an Andrew Miller are very slim. D.O.B is just talking there, I don’t think it’s substantiated by anything other than the fact that a decade ago Leyland expressed love for Renteria, and that Guillen – whose bat, by the way, is much more valuable at the SS position – might be moved to 1B. All that said, I would love to have a prospect/young pitcher like Miller in the Braves system. I recall a time when there were a few…

    And now, I’m going to put my head in the oven. Carry on.

  6. 6
    Frank Says:

    No way in you know where that the Tigers would give up Miller for Renteria. No insult to Renteria, but Miller is a hot young pitching prospect.

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    'Rissa Says:

    The Braves’ MLB site has a current poll asking who the Braves’ top rookie was this year. 71% of voters so far have said Escobar, and 27% have said Moylan.

    Escobar has been really good for us, and a big help when Renteria and Chipper have been injured, but Moylan has been amazing. I was surprised to see more people didn’t choose him.

    Of course, 2% of the voters said Reyes has been our top rookie this year. Who have they been watching?

  8. 8
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Reyes has a big family.

    Wryn, that’s just the inferiority complex. You’ll get over it. Well, you won’t, but you’ll learn to understand why it’s justified.

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    Sam Says:

    Man, I just do not feel very optimistic about college football these days. I suppose I’ll root for South Carolina tonight, because I know the most about them and there’s no way in hell I’ll support Clemson or Georgia, ever.

  10. 10
    Mac Thomason Says:

    The baseball game is worth checking out, guys.

  11. 11
    Sam Says:

    I’m not saying what’s going on though, cause… *cough cough cough* … damn congestion.

  12. 12
    Sam Says:

    Well, it’s not interesting any more.

  13. 13
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Is Orr really that much faster than Escobar?

  14. 14
    Rob Copenhaver Says:

    Orr can fly, but I’ve never thought he was that much faster than Escobar. Renteria, on the other hand…

  15. 15
    Mac Thomason Says:

    And now you can’t run for Renteria unless you’re willing to put the worst player in the world in the game.

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    Frank Schildheuer Says:

    Here’s a trivia question for you: Can you name the two Hall of Famers who have been teammates with Greg Maddux?

  17. 17
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Ryne Sandberg and Dennis Eckersley.

  18. 18
    Frank Schildheuer Says:

    Baseball reference rules, right Mac?

  19. 19
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Well, I knew Sandberg.

  20. 20
    Sam Says:

    Okay. Scott Thorman just hit a game-tying home run with two outs. Is that the most unlikely thing to happen in baseball history?

  21. 21
    mraver Says:

    Hah. Thorman ties it. Nice.

  22. 22
    Dan Says:

    Mighty Thor finds some usefulness?

    He is a decent power bat off the bench. I’d rather see him there than Woodward, Orr and Franco.

  23. 23
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Scott Thorman: He could be worse!

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    Sam Says:

    That thing was freaking tattooed.

    Now we’ll see if the bullpen can hold the Brewers off. They probably won’t, because even MOYLAN had to be taken out in the middle of the 10th. That’s not a good sign.

  25. 25
    Brian J. Says:

    That was Thor’s second home run since June 18 (83 at bats).

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    Frank Says:

    Boys, don’t get excited! First of all, one swing of the bat in a meaningless game does not make up for a VERY disappointing season, and second of all the Braves are going to lose this game, as we all know.

  27. 27
    Sam Says:

    Frank, they were being sarcastic. But that homer was pretty fun to see.

  28. 28
    Brian J. Says:

    Frank, we know, if he had hope we’d really be screwed, yada yada… but after next week we won’t be able to complain about the Braves for another 4 1/2 months, so cut us a little slack, please?

  29. 29
    mraver Says:

    Ehh. KJ is in another one of his slumps. Feels like he has been for about ~2-3 weeks now. BA’s down around 280 now, I think.

    Looking at his September splits, I’m very much right. He’s hitting .220 this month. So far, he’s had two months hitting .330+, three betwen .259 and .269 and September, during which he’s been aweful. Perhaps he’s just worn down a bit, even though he’s been platooned for basically the last 3-4 months.

    Also, with the expanded bullpens, Bobby’s gone a bit pitching change happy.

  30. 30
    Sam Says:

    When are the times that I can laugh in disbelief at an unlikely homer in the winter? Never. ;P

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    mraver Says:

    Also, Oscar Villareal has only appeared twice, pitching 3 innings, this month. Wasn’t effective, either. Has he been shut down? Or did management just want to get a good look at Acosta, Ascanio, etc.

  32. 32
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Okay, Joey, you had a chance to get into a grand slam situation yesterday but you blew it. This is your hour.

  33. 33
    Sam Says:

    Chipper saved a run there.

  34. 34
    Sam Says:

    Well, Miller DOES have four homers…

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    Dan Says:

    Yeah, but this is the fun now Frank. The Braves may not be able to make the postseason, but they can take the Brewers and the Phillies with them to the symbolic golf course at the start of October.

    Though I’d honestly prefer to see the Braves roll over for the Phillies and help ruin the Mets’ chances of making the playoffs. As long as the Braves get that 82nd win, I’m fine with that.

  36. 36
    Sam Says:

    Okay, now I’m starting to question the strategy of walking the bases loaded, when you know damn well your pitcher can’t throw a strike.

  37. 37
    Frank Says:

    I say Grand Slam!

  38. 38
    Brian J. Says:

    Sam, if Devine tries to fail, and succeed, which has Devine done?

  39. 39
    Dan Says:

    WHO THE HELL ISSUES AN INTENTIONAL WALK WITH RUNNERS ON SECOND AND THIRD, FIRST BASE OPEN AND TWO OUTS IN A TIE GAME IN EXTRA INNINGS?!

    This is just like last night.

  40. 40
    Sam Says:

    Well, thank God Damian Miller or whoever gave him the swing sign is an idiot.

  41. 41
    Sam Says:

    Man, I wish people would quit talking about how the Braves have slim postseason hopes. Just talk about them trying to win (or lose, I can’t tell).

  42. 42
    Brian J. Says:

    Mets win 7-2 in Florida. Tragic number (for the division) is three.

  43. 43
    Dan Says:

    Tragic number (for the division) is three.

    You mean for the Braves, right?

    Have the Phillies play yet today?

  44. 44
    Brian J. Says:

    That’s right. The Phillies have just started, and they’re up 1-0 in the top of the 1st in Washington.

  45. 45
    Sam Says:

    Weeks bobbles it. Thanks, Rickie! Man, the Brewers just want to give this game to us.

  46. 46
    Brian J. Says:

    Teixeira wins it!

    So we’ve clinched a .500 season.

  47. 47
    Sam Says:

    Thanks, Mark! The Braves have clinched a .500 record for the season!

  48. 48
    Dan Says:

    RIP Brewers 2007 Season
    Died: September 22, 2007

  49. 49
    Sam Says:

    Heh heh heh heh heh heh

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