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30 Aug

This could be the last time game thread: Aug. 30 Mets at Braves

Do you realize that this could be the very last series that Jeffy plays in Atlanta? I mean, even if anyone wants him to play for them next year, it would probably be the Royals.

207 Responses to “This could be the last time game thread: Aug. 30 Mets at Braves”

  1. 1
    spike Says:

    From the last –

    Coco Crisp was a 25 year old defensive whiz CF coming off a 117OPS+/4.6 WAR season when that trade was made.

  2. 2
    ryan c Says:

    1. Infante 2B, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Prado 3B, 4. Lee 1B, 5. McCann C, 6. Diaz LF, 7. Gonzalez SS, 8. Cabrera CF, 9. Jurrjens P

    jc’d from last: the giants already spoke out about their reasoning for signing ross had more to do with blocking him from contenders.

    mlbtr also views him as a non-tender candidate.

  3. 3
    csg Says:

    #1 – Id take him in CF right now

  4. 4
    Michael Says:

    Re: the Freeman talk -

    I’ve got to say, if Freeman turns out to be even a league average or slightly above league average 1B, it will be refreshing to have a dynamic young player at that position after some of the bozos and stiffs we have had manning that position the last few years. Sure, LaRoche was solid at times, but he came with a few quirks that made him hard to watch.

    I anticipate big things from Freeman and look forward to seeing him get some playing time in September.

  5. 5
    braves14 Says:

    Peanut tweets that the Braves are recalling KK and are optioning the Lisp to Gwinnett. Must want a fresh long reliever.

  6. 6
    Mark Graybill Says:

    Lisp does a yeoman’s job to keep the Braves in it yesterday and today he gets sent down. Sigh.

  7. 7
    Grst Says:

    Looking at the stats, I just noticed something I found interesting: Heyward and McCann are having almost identical seasons.

    Heyward: .272/.385/.464 109 Hits, 67 BBs, 24 Doubles, 15 HRs
    McCann: .278/.385/.475 106 Hits, 60 BBs, 21 Doubles, 18 HRs

    The only significant difference is strikeouts, with Heyward recording about 30 more in only about 20 more ABs.

    Obviously their different positions color the comparison, but that’s a hell of a rookie year to produce at the same level offensively as one of the team’s best and most consistent hitters over the last few seasons.

  8. 8
    spike Says:

    @5, Fall flu season is right around the corner. We need KK in case somebody takes ill, remember?

  9. 9
    spike Says:

    @7, and having an injured hand for a good bit of the season to boot.

  10. 10
    csg Says:

    #6 – Im hoping neither need to be used, unless, Lowe is injured. Which may not be a bad thing.

    I take that back. Id rather see the Lisp or KK over Lowe or Farnsworth

  11. 11
    ububba Says:

    Would love to see the rookie help carry us through September.

    It’s almost Labor Day & we’re playing meaningful baseball. Feels good.

  12. 12
    Randy Says:

    Hopefully Farnsnotsoworth gets dfa’ed this week.

  13. 13
    Stu Says:

    Maybe they’re showcasing KK’s bench-sitting ability so that the M’s will make a last-minute play for him.

    Or maybe they want to make sure he can be on the post-season roster. For some reason.

  14. 14
    spike Says:

    Heyward’s August power stats are very promising that he is fully healthy or made the next adjustment ot how he is being pitched.

  15. 15
    Stu Says:

    A nice look at David Ross.

  16. 16
    PaulV Says:

    Lisp needs a few off days after 4 innings. Can he come back 9/1? sending Minor down % skipping start good idea. What is his limit on innings?

  17. 17
    CapTang Says:

    @7: McCann for Rookie of the Year!

  18. 18
    Smitty Says:

    @16,

    I think he has to be off the team for 10 days unless someone gets hurt, even with call ups.

  19. 19
    sansho1 Says:

    The final authority on McCann’s home run trot:

    http://tinyurl.com/29vw9ob

  20. 20
    PaulV Says:

    Thanks 19. Someone told me that HR trots average 360 feet. Less for LH

  21. 21
    csg Says:

    #16 – Braves said they wouldnt limit Minor’s innings. Looks like he’s in the rotation from here on out

  22. 22
    sdp Says:

    I don’t wish injuries on people, but Derek Lowe needing Tommy John would be nothing short of … amazing.

  23. 23
    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    This may be blasphemy, but I wrote a piece on Yahoo about the P word.

  24. 24
    ryan c Says:

    @19
    ya know what’s funny about that site? adam rosales has ran the bases faster on a regular homerun than some did on an inside the parker.

  25. 25
    ububba Says:

    #23
    Playoffs.

    Yeah, I said it.

  26. 26
    Sam Hutcheson Says:

    You’d rather have Kawakami on the post-season roster than Martinez.

  27. 27
    PaulV Says:

    There may not be 5 Starting Pitchers on post season roster

  28. 28
    Frank Says:

    Courtesy of Fangraphs, here’s something for Figgins fans. It’d take much more than merely dumping KK before I’d take on Figgins and his $25m+ tab.

    INF Chone Figgins
    2009 WAR: 6.1
    2010 WAR: 0.2

    The most dramatic decrease of all, Figgins has gone from one of the best third basemen in baseball last year to one of the worst second basemen this year. In his first year in Seattle, Figgins has hit a measly .248/.336/.292 despite a modest .306 BABIP; after a .358 wOBA with the Angels last season, Figgins is at .298 this year, well below league average. Despite moving to second base, the positional advantage hasn’t mitigated enough to put Figgins where he should be. After a UZR/150 of 17.9 at third base in 2009, Chone is at -13.8 at second this season. Simply put, Jack Z can’t be pleased.

  29. 29
    Stu Says:

    I doubt that any of the Figgins fans were unaware of any of that.

  30. 30
    Stu Says:

    Maybe we’ll trade for Colby Rasmus this offseason.

  31. 31
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    So apparently TLR doesn’t like Colby Rasmus. TLR jokes aside, Braves 2011 CF?!?!?!?

  32. 32
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    30,
    Damn, beat me to it.

  33. 33
    Stu Says:

    We probably saw the same Aaron Gleeman tweet. :)

  34. 34
    ryan c Says:

    @28
    so, he saved 31 runs at 3b last year and all of a sudden he’s went knoblauch on us? i’ve basically come to a conclusion that defensive stats piss me off. with as much as they fluxuate, how can they be trusted?

  35. 35
    Mac Thomason Says:

    The Mariners completely mishandled Figgins, who should have been left at third, but they decided they had a third baseman already. They didn’t.

    Still bitter that the Braves didn’t draft Rasmus, but noooooooooooooo, they wanted Joey Devine.

  36. 36
    DowneasterJC Says:

    Just think of the Chipisms we’d have to endure if Devine actually was a part of the team anymore.

  37. 37
    desert Says:

    DowneasterJC @ 36,

    That is Divinely fisted. Or, that is fisted off the divine arm of Devine.

  38. 38
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    Meet Frenchicuno.

  39. 39
    Brian J. Says:

    23- Playoffs? Don’t talk about- playoffs? You kidding me? Playoffs?

  40. 40
    ububba Says:

    #36
    Chipisms are nothing compared to the poisonous phenomenon that is Yankee radio announcer John Sterling, America’s most prolific ear rapist.

    You don’t need a TV announcer to know what’s going on—a good director will suffice. Radio is rather different.

  41. 41
    Smitty Says:

    So is AAR the whipping boy if we don’t make the playoffs?

    J/k Great write up

  42. 42
    spike Says:

    @41, he has to be. Yunel’s gone, and we need somebody.

  43. 43
    ububba Says:

    Well, there’s always time for a Ralph Branca moment… but let’s not go there.

    Here’s to a 4-game lead with 3 to play.

  44. 44
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    It’s all Bob Wickman’s fault. Or Mark Teixeira’s.

  45. 45
    csg Says:

    I blame Kolb

  46. 46
    NickC Says:

    I’ve enjoyed this past year of looking at Mets lineups and going “Ye Gods, that’s scary.”

    If we walk Braves-killer-in-training Angel Pagan and David Wright each time they’re up, how many runs would you expect the Mets to score?

  47. 47
    Weldon Says:

    Good article, AAR. It must take a lot of courage to write for the trog horde over at yahoo.

  48. 48
    sansho1 Says:

    Basketball always suited Sterling better when he was here — having constant action to describe helped keep him from his worst impulses. And I never tired of hearing “Dominique est magnifique!”

  49. 49
    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    Thanks, Weldon. Suffice it to say, there are a whole lot of readers over there.

  50. 50
    Brian J. Says:

    46- This strikeout of Wright is thus a very good sign.

  51. 51
    justhank Says:

    See, that’s the thing I never understood.

    NYC is supposed to be cosmopolitan and avant garde and cool, right? Yet they hire John Sterling who would sound hokey if he was doing the Lexington Legends games.

    “Thu-uhuuhuhuhuh Yankees win!” What the hell is that? Sounds like a storyline off of Seinfeld yet the most storied franchise in baseball, the landed gentry, nay, the blueblooded royalty of baseball is announced by

    John Sterling.

    At least he’s more listenable than Hawk Harrelson. I literally want to go Elvis everytime MLB Channel replays his homerun calls.

  52. 52
    ububba Says:

    Easy answer: George Steinbrenner, who wanted a cheerleader, not a legit broadcaster.

    When he had legit TV broadcasters like Tony Kubek and Jim Kaat, he essentially drove them to quitting. The shenanigans that went on (even before YES network) would make your head spin.

    Nice start, guys.

  53. 53
    Grst Says:

    Good 2 strike swing right there. Get the run in.

  54. 54
    Tomas Says:

    Omar being Omar.

  55. 55
    Brian J. Says:

    AAG being AAG.

  56. 56
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Derek Lowe refuses to confirm elbow soreness.

  57. 57
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    Ugh, terrible. My intelligence feels insulted by the organizational mouths that tried to tell us AAG is just as good as Yunel, defensively.

    “We should have taken him out back and shot him when we had the chance.”

  58. 58
    Tomas Says:

    Yeah, AAG really should have had that one.

  59. 59
    se1915 Says:

    You can’t blame AAG for not fielding that hop.

    It’s going to suck going into the stretch run knowing that you can’t be sure which Hanson and Jurrjens is going to show up every fifth day.

  60. 60
    Bethany Says:

    Jair has been spending too much time with Hanson.

  61. 61
    Grst Says:

    Sometimes it’s hard to see from TV if a ball changes trajectory because of a funny hop. As far as it missed his glove I’m inclined to grant that the ball jumped unusually high on him. I don’t think he’s so bad to miss a straight ground ball that far without it taking a bad hop.

    I’m more concerned about JJ’s lack of control.

  62. 62
    Adam M Says:

    If AAG does his job, then the inning would have ended without a run. Jurrjens got the groundball he needed.

    Also, if the organization actually believes Gonzalez is as good as Escobar in the field, then that does not bode well for the future. Of course, I don’t believe they actually do believe that. I mean, I can’t.

  63. 63
    ryan c Says:

    melky’s back to his old tricks. his .690 ops in august just got a little worse. there was that one game though…

  64. 64
    Mac Thomason Says:

    As usual, the pitcher’s spot is more dangerous than AAGMELK.

  65. 65
    Bethany Says:

    YES!!!!!!

    SUCK IT METS!

  66. 66
    ububba Says:

    Crushed.

  67. 67
    Brian J. Says:

    JASON!!! I like these two-out rallies.

  68. 68
    ryan c Says:

    mac, that’s not fair. melky is much worse than aag.

    i would give heyward a big ATTA BOY if i were at turner.

  69. 69
    braves14 Says:

    J-Hey!

  70. 70
    Smitty Says:

    Touchdown!

  71. 71
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    Barrled up.

  72. 72
    csg Says:

    JHEY!!!!

  73. 73
    Smitty Says:

    That fan that messed up Davis on that play, fan of the game!

  74. 74
    spike Says:

    As I mentioned earlier, Heywards HR stroke has been coming back this month.

  75. 75
    csg Says:

    you guys are being a little rough on AAG with that grounder. The ball took a pretty nasty hop.

  76. 76
    JJ Says:

    Let’s see if Jurrjens can hold a lead…

  77. 77
    sdp Says:

    JASON HEYWARD WITH A BOMB!!!

  78. 78
    Mac Thomason Says:

    Atlanta Braves’ Jason Heyward tops National League Rookie of the Year candidates list – ESPN.

  79. 79
    braves14 Says:

    It would be nice if he threw strikes.

  80. 80
    spike Says:

    Goddamn, JJ.

  81. 81
    csg Says:

    JJ needs to find his command or Bobby may need that quick hook again

  82. 82
    spike Says:

    Nice.

  83. 83
    csg Says:

    thats a little more like it JJ

  84. 84
    Andrew B Says:

    heyward really crushed that 2-out rally last inning, really shut it down.

  85. 85
    Tomas Says:

    If anyone is “watching” on gameday or the like it seems that mlb.tv is free tonight.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mediacenter/index.jsp?affiliateId=mlbMENUMLBTV&tcid=nav_mlb_video

  86. 86
    ububba Says:

    JJ with 5 Ks—Wright twice, Davis twice & Jeffy.

    Let’s pour it on here.

  87. 87
    csg Says:

    why do we try that with Francoeur? he can hit one pitch and thats a fastball. He’ll swing at anything

  88. 88
    Grst Says:

    I think JJ just took my previously stated concerns and wiped his arse with them.

  89. 89
    braves14 Says:

    Jeffy sucks.

  90. 90
    Grst Says:

    @85 It’s on ESPN where I am.

  91. 91
    spike Says:

    Tomas – I am getting prompted for a UID and password

  92. 92
    sdp Says:

    Francoeur sucks.

  93. 93
    Grst Says:

    Lee learning to take advantage of their Jeffy problem.

  94. 94
    Brian J. Says:

    Derrek Lee would rather be lucky, or hitting it toward Frenchy, than good.

  95. 95
    braves14 Says:

    LOL Failcoeur

  96. 96
    Tomas Says:

    Canizares 1-1 with a homer and a walk so far tonight for Gwinnett. I really wonder why he hasn’t gotten a shot at the DH (if his defense really is that bad — as in worse than Glaus on crutches) for some random AL team when you see some of the stiffs being trotted out for some clubs.

  97. 97
    ububba Says:

    Take a bite, Mr. Wright…

  98. 98
    Brian J. Says:

    ESPN announcer talking about “little ball.” You mean like Heyward’s shot going a “little” over 400 feet?

  99. 99
    sansho1 Says:

    LOL F4ancOOOr

    Awesome BMac!

  100. 100
    Grst Says:

    Dang

  101. 101
    Tomas Says:

    91 –
    Yeah, it seems they fixed whatever was the issue. I read it elsewhere and just checked the Braves game and it was working fine then. Sorry, Spike.

  102. 102
    csg Says:

    #96 – Kansas City should try it

  103. 103
    braves14 Says:

    I’m going to venture a guess that “never” is the answer to the Trivia Question.

    The Mets have a collection of Braves’ rejects now, I just realized. Francoeur, Hessman, L. Hernandez, Blanco, Acosta, and Dessens.

  104. 104
    csg Says:

    #103 – I agree

    question for those who didnt see it – When was the last time the Braves won 46 or more of their 1st 64 home games?

  105. 105
    spike Says:

    Gotta love getting into that pen early on game 1 of 4.

  106. 106
    csg Says:

    actually 1898 – Boston Beaneaters were 50-14

  107. 107
    NickH Says:

    Wow, the Mets pulled Misch early (3 IP, 59 pitches). He wasn’t looking very effective – but still, surprising.

  108. 108
    Tomas Says:

    You have to wonder about going into the bullpen that early when you aren’t really in any must-win situation. Something like that could come back and hurt.

    I’m all for it of course. Especially if the Braves can hit the bullpen guys.

  109. 109
    csg Says:

    JJ’s fastball is at 89

  110. 110
    Tony Says:

    Get the bullpen up…I don’t trust JJ at all.

  111. 111
    Brian J. Says:

    102- Looking at the stats, the Mariners (584 OPS from DHs) and Angels (656) should be thinking about Canizares, too.

  112. 112
    braves14 Says:

    Jerry Manuel looks like such a douche.

  113. 113
    ububba Says:

    JJ’s been playing with fire. Good thing it’s the Mets.

    Wright & Davis have a combined 10 LOB tonight.

    FWIW, JJ’s at 88 pitches thru 5.

  114. 114
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    He’s in line for the win!

  115. 115
    Tomas Says:

    JJ struggling with the command tonight, but at least he hasn’t gone full Lowe.

  116. 116
    spike Says:

    Wright & Davis have a combined 10 LOB tonight

    A fact that will be mentioned prominently re Wright in tomorrows papers, should the Braves win.

  117. 117
    Brian J. Says:

    “Everybody knows you NEVER go full Lowe.”

  118. 118
    csg Says:

    Lowe needs to be added to the dictionary somehow

  119. 119
    jjschiller Says:

    I don’t get it… Manuel bought the same glasses as Joe maddon… why does his team still suck?

  120. 120
    Tomas Says:

    Jason hits those liners too hard sometimes.

  121. 121
    csg Says:

    the PRADO!!

  122. 122
    csg Says:

    Luke Scott would be a nice addition for a LF platoon with Diaz

  123. 123
    csg Says:

    Scott Diamond for Gwinnett tonight

    7IP 0H 0ER 0BB 6K

  124. 124
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    Why the hell is Jurrjens still pitching, anyway?

  125. 125
    csg Says:

    well Heyward made that look very difficult….shouldve been able to make that play

  126. 126
    oldtimer? Says:

    that was ugly.

  127. 127
    spike Says:

    Go get him Bobby

  128. 128
    Adam M Says:

    Jurrjens hasn’t had great stuff tonight–or at least control–but with better defense he should still have a shutout. Dammit.

  129. 129
    P. W. Hjort Says:

    TAKE HIM OUT.

  130. 130
    Weldon Says:

    Well Josh Thole isn’t supposed to hit balls that far. Besides, if there’s one guy we should want to be extra cautious, it’s Heyward.

    JJ nibbling again…

  131. 131
    csg Says:

    5BB’s and we’re in the 6th with no outs….its a 2 run game…and Bobby cant come with the hook

  132. 132
    Tony Says:

    JJ has been so umimpressive lately. Please take him out.

  133. 133
    csg Says:

    atta boy JJ

  134. 134
    Grst Says:

    There is no justification whatsoever for criticizing Heyward on that play. None.

  135. 135
    braves14 Says:

    I think the reason that some of JJ’s fastballs are slower than others is because some are 2-seamers (the slower ones that tend to sink a little) and others are 4-seamers.

  136. 136
    Adam M Says:

    6 walks. Wow.

  137. 137
    csg Says:

    bring in EOF to face Carter

  138. 138
    Brian J. Says:

    Nolan Reimold broke up Diamond’s no-hitter leading off the 8th.

  139. 139
    csg Says:

    #135 – that should be the case, but i dont think he’s hit 92 all night. JJ can top out at 95-96 or at least he has before.

  140. 140
    braves14 Says:

    6 BBs and 8 Ks. That’s a lot of pitches.

  141. 141
    Jeremy Says:

    Outside of a few stretches, Jair was awful. 6 walks against this lineup is pathetic.

  142. 142
    braves14 Says:

    139 — The radar gun has read 93 a few times, I remember Francoeur whiffing on a 93 MPH 4 seamer up in the zone.

  143. 143
    Adam M Says:

    I don’t think he or the Mets hitters had any idea where the ball was going.

  144. 144
    csg Says:

    is this Carter’s 1st AB vs a LH’r?

  145. 145
    csg Says:

    #142 – gotcha

  146. 146
    csg Says:

    nicely done EOF

  147. 147
    Jeremy Says:

    I was half expecting AAG to screw that up.

  148. 148
    spike Says:

    Another chance for Heyward, against a righty if they leave him in

  149. 149
    Brian J. Says:

    Frenchy was supposed to have an arm once, wasn’t he?

  150. 150
    spike Says:

    Have a night, kid.

  151. 151
    csg Says:

    someone’s throwing Coke bottles at Frenchy….now the crowd is booing him for gesturing towards them

  152. 152
    braves14 Says:

    LOL someone throwing a coke bottle at Jeffy

  153. 153
    ryan c Says:

    i dont care if it’s francoeur or not, that is classless and i hope the person guitly gets his/her ass kicked out.

  154. 154
    spike Says:

    153, I think they go ahead and arrest you these days.

  155. 155
    csg Says:

    the PRADO!!!

    I love JHEY!! – btw, he’s very lucky he didnt just break his right hand. It got stuck behind him with that head first slide

  156. 156
    braves14 Says:

    Acosta sucks.

  157. 157
    Brian J. Says:

    If Heyward weren’t on our team, this just wouldn’t have been fair.

  158. 158
    Tony Says:

    I’m sorry but did anyone else heart stop seeing Heyward go in head first?

  159. 159
    Grst Says:

    Heyward scored from first. On a single.

  160. 160
    Piers Says:

    Wow – nice slide.

  161. 161
    sdp Says:

    Wow, Heyward.

  162. 162
    John Gaines Says:

    Very nice slide.

    Heyward has the wingspan of an albatross.

  163. 163
    Adam M Says:

    That was spectacular by Heyward.

  164. 164
    csg Says:

    top 4 guys in the order

    9 for 15…6R 8RBI

  165. 165
    JC Says:

    What a bone-headed call by Snitker. I mean, Heyward is amazing, but we don’t need to risk a play at the plate with a 4-run lead.

  166. 166
    braves14 Says:

    165 — I thought the same thing.

  167. 167
    Adam M Says:

    Did Snitker wave him in? I get the feeling that Heyward is just aggressive on the bases on his own accord.

  168. 168
    Ben Says:

    Jason Heyward has raised his BA 23 points over the past ten days.

  169. 169
    Ben Says:

    @167

    Snitker was waving. It was a “You better hurry up” wave.

  170. 170
    ryan c Says:

    scott diamond pitched a 2 hit shutout for gwinnett and is back to being the prospect he should be.

  171. 171
    Mac Thomason Says:

    OUT MACHINE!

  172. 172
    JC Says:

    Replay showed Stinker in full Jimy Williams windmill mode.

  173. 173
    Tomas Says:

    I didn’t see Snitker at all in the picture (not claiming he didn’t windmill Heyward on), but Jason has run through a stop sign to score at least once.

  174. 174
    Brian J. Says:

    MCCANN!

  175. 175
    braves14 Says:

    That ball landed in Rome.

  176. 176
    Ben Says:

    That was enormo.

  177. 177
    braves14 Says:

    LOL Mets

  178. 178
    Brian J. Says:

    177- Honestly, that ought to be their official name. “After this series, the LolMets will go to Wrigley to play the RoflCubs…”

  179. 179
    Ben Says:

    Ah.. Farnsworth. Good thing McCann hit that homer last inning to take the lead to six.

  180. 180
    ububba Says:

    Of course, it’s not really a comedy without Oliver Perez.

  181. 181
    Johnny Says:

    12 million dollar mop up guy.

  182. 182
    csg Says:

    why does Fanrsworth throw 92-93 fastballs when he can hit 98?

  183. 183
    braves14 Says:

    EJ does a good Vince Dooley impression.

    I think Bob Davidson wants to go home.

  184. 184
    ububba Says:

    Mets 1 for 14 with RISP tonight.

  185. 185
    csg Says:

    Houston taking care of St Louis tonight

  186. 186
    Ben Says:

    Anyone know the last time we saw a first pitch swing from J-Hey?

  187. 187
    drewdat Says:

    Castillo vs. Farnsworth there was classic knife to a gun fight. Not that Farnsworth was anything special.

  188. 188
    Brian J. Says:

    187- More like a spork to a pie fight.

  189. 189
    ryan c Says:

    heyward could easil be 5 for 5 tonight. what a night for the kid.

  190. 190
    braves14 Says:

    Ike Davis is laughable on defense.

  191. 191
    Brian J. Says:

    183- More evidence that Davidson wants to call it a night.

  192. 192
    braves14 Says:

    That does seem to be the case.

  193. 193
    csg Says:

    I dont like injuries, but I really have mixed emotions about Lowe testing his elbow tomorrow. A full year of insurance $$ cant hurt

  194. 194
    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    I just tuned in. For obvious reasons, I hate this f’in team.

  195. 195
    JoeyT Says:

    The players who have 20 year old seasons like Heyward fall into three categories:

    1) Turn of the century players.

    2) Ones who have freak accidents that permanently damage their eyesight after almost four incredible seasons.

    3) All Time Greats.

  196. 196
    JoeyT Says:

    A-Rod and Griffey are the only two in my baseball memory who have been so good so young.

  197. 197
    Bethany Says:

    Wagner vs. Frenchy.

    Not even fair. Except for that one time.

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    Alex Remington (Another Alex R.) Says:

    Joey, I’m assuming that #2 is a reference to Tony Conigliaro. Every so often, I take a look at Tony C’s stats, which he put up during the height of the raised-mound pitcher era in the late ’60s, and am absolutely stunned; he was pretty damn near the best hitter in the league starting when he was about 19 years old.

    Anybody remember that dude in his prime? Just how good was he?

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    Frank Says:

    sweet way to end this one

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    braves14 Says:

    LOL Jeffy

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    Brian J. Says:

    An appropriate end to a wonderful evening. Now Go Dodgers!

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    csg Says:

    cmon Dodgers

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    sdp Says:

    Muck those Fets.

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    Andrew B Says:

    dodgers on the board first

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    Bethany Says:

    Dodgers lead by 1.

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    Smitty Says:

    Go Dodgers!

    That felt dirty

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    Mac Thomason Says:

    Recapped.

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