Though overall the Braves have started off fairly strong this year, I haven’t. This makes me 0 – 3 for Mondays. The old Bobby Cox Braves used to stink up Sunday with the famous “Sunday lineups” in which scrubs frequently manned half of the positions. I can’t figure out what else is going on on Mondays, so it must be me.
A few of the younger set might not be familiar with our “quotee” today. Al Davis was the managing general partner of the Oakland Raiders from the early 70’s until he died in 2011. He liked to take on players with discipline problems. He believed in clawing and scratching your way to the top, as he had done.
I guess the theme for this year will be quotes and statements from the famous, the infamous, and, occasionally, the barely known.
Today’s quote to summarize our game last night comes from a noted American philosopher of the late 20th century. He rose from humble beginnings to be known and loved by millions. His name is Richard Pryor.
This is the last post for me this season. In a few days, baseball for the Braves is no more. So, I bring up the scene on the battleship Missouri. We are the delegation in top hats, come to surrender. What about the recaps:
The man’s name is Lucas Sims. He was the primary key to game 1. 6…
I am trying hard to do my duty in a most inglorious operation. For Braves fans and many of the players, all we have left is to soldier on in deplorable conditions and try to hold on for reinforcements. Maybe the victory will come, and in fact, probably the victory will come, but not for now.
A short trip to Anzio first. In response to Soviet insistence on a second front and facing use of a small British force and an American force that was only beginning to mobilize, Churchill and Roosevelt invaded North Africa. Then, in spring of 1943 they had the resources in the area to begin to take Sicily which would make shipping in the Mediterranean fairly clear…
Well, trying to maintain this theme has become difficult. Originally I envisioned it as a series of disasters which would turn to stalemates followed by a series of solid performances. In other words, l envisioned 2017 as a slightly better version of 2016 with gradual upturns over a long interval of time.
So, our connection is a character sketch. The initial thought is…
Corregidor. This is a rock mountain in the channel leading from the South China Sea into Manila Bay. After the Magellan exploration, the Spanish returned to colonize the Philippines. They built the first fortresses on the rocky island. Even by 16th century cannon, that made it hard for a wooden ship to enter Manila Bay.
Where do we go to consider the weekend of discontent? The Barves were embarrassed over and over. Then, today we have Mike Foltynewicz. Surely he will give us a good performance. Not quite. He Barved it up to 5 runs, all “earned,” in 4 innings.
Why the Burmese Railroad. Although “Bridge on the River Kwai” is fictional, it does give…