34: It’s A Long Journey From October to March.

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by SavannahGuy

 

After five long months,

never missing a single beat, going it alone against any and all blogosphere odds, trudging ever forward with determination and grit, heads held high, chins up, computers and keyboards ready for action, a merry band of good denizens and pranksters set out to discover and settle a new and peaceable kingdom in a nice, quiet, respectable little corner of the Braves Nation.

 

After another missed post-season,

hanging ever tough and never ever losing any hope or dreams of victory, sucking it up and blogging together throughout the dreary winter doldrums, hanging on and measuring every word of hot-stove predictions, getting totally caught up in all of the anticipation of a glorious new season to come, sharing personal ups and downs, ins and outs and throughout it all…we laughed.

 

After braving the rain, sleet and snow,

the high wind, the devastating storms, the damaging tornados, the floods, the power outages… we stuck in there and blogged.

 

After all of that…

we also, somehow managed to amass an incredibly impressive 33 superb posts, 14,652 comments and 34,223 views…

 

I think we’re ready for some Braves baseball.

 

 

While considering an appropriate topic to write about for my lead on this special opening day, I have to admit that it was a real head-scratcher. What could possibly be said about the players, the teams, those that made the roster and those that didn’t after four months of speculation? On this first day of real, honest to goodness Braves baseball, where our season begins and the games really count, I assumed that nothing written by anyone anywhere could possibly be interesting alongside the excitement of this rite of Spring occasion.

 

Then it hit me like a hard up and inside Francoeur pitch! Just not, well, that painful or bloody, mind you. Here’s the thing: this day actually marks two very special events and should be cause for celebration, commemoration and congratulation. It’s opening day but it’s also a milestone for Braves and Stuff.

 

The march to October is 162 games, but we began by making the journey from October to March and we’re still here for the start of the 2008 Braves baseball season. Looks like we made it!

 

Beginning on December 5, 2007 at 4:42 pm, a first-ever lead was written and posted by our founder and gracious ‘hostess with the most-ess’, the esteemed Carolina Lady. A blog was born. Friends gathered. Braves and Stuff was officially launched.

 

We got off to a respectable but an expected slow start. Baseball was not being played and winter was upon us. Braves fans had once again come to grips with a second season without a playoff berth and settled into the realization that Braves Nation was now feeling what most other teams in Major League Baseball have felt and experienced many times in the last fifteen years.

 

Being loyal and resilient Braves fans, we denizens gathered around and stoked our own hot stove to talk baseball and ‘stuff’, meaning whatever else we had a mind to discuss. Soon, new and old friends found the time and came to the neighborhood. The good company of loyal Braves fans and blog denizens would surely get us through the ‘tunnel’ of off-season. And it did. Four months of time has flown by and the settlement is strong and the hits keep coming.

 

As of today, Braves and Stuff can proudly boast a sustained and successful gathering place. That’s quite an accomplishment for a brand new blog that just started in the off-season, especially considering that, according to Cyberjournalist.net, as of July 31, 2006, 50 million blogs were tracked. The blogosphere is doubling every six and a half months and about 175,000 new blogs are created every day. Most will no doubt be relatively inactive and sparsely populated until they are abandoned. It’s easier to start a blog than to fill it with contributors.

 

Add to that, the impressive fact that our Braves and Stuff blog has been created and populated with quality, sustained activity without any marketing or advertising whatsoever. No substantial money has been invested, no web or IT consultants have retained and no funding has been required.

 

The success of Braves and Stuff blog is due to three very unique advantages:

 

First and foremost: Our hostess, the esteemed Carolina Lady. She has taken on all of the setup and management onto her capable and tireless shoulders. She serves as a host, greeter, gatekeeper and sanity monitor. She’s created and managed the site; loaded candid photos, helped with avatars, added links and has influenced and inspired all of us with her kind spirit and graciousness. It may be a labor of love for her, but it’s labor. We love her and thank her for it.

 

Secondly: Braves and Stuff was created as a respectable alternative to most other sports blogs. Our respectable neighborhood has had it’s less than pleasurable moments and a few times ‘words’ have gone back and forth, but the brief and comparatively mild unpleasantness is the rare exception. Even a peaceable kingdom has its moments. It’s Stuffville, not Pollyannaville after all. It works.

 

Last but not least: The third unique advantage is you. All of you make this blog the most interesting and enjoyable place in the universe of blogs that I’ve had the pleasure of visiting, period. Pound for pound, the intelligence and down to earth good nature here will stack up against any blog anywhere, any time.

 

We’ve seen not only good off-season baseball talk but a regular supply of original thinking, thoughtful opines, poetry, music, naturally good humor, jokes, hilarious repartee, friendly denizen to denizen advice on matters of health and well-being, food talk, condolences and prayers, good wishes, good vibes and good karma sent toward one another.

 

Now that the Braves are taking the field and our favorite ‘reality show’ is back most every day for 162 games through September and well into October hopefully, there will be a bit of a blog topic shift – from talking mostly stuff to talking Braves baseball and stuff – as our team takes the field, capturing our attention and inspiring our posts.

 

During this Braves Nation journey to post-season, I’ll remind myself often to remember… particularly on those inevitable days when we get beat up, when we lose a close one, when our batters don’t get the clutch hit or when our pitchers falter… that it’s not only the October destination that is most critical. Even on those nights when I’m barking orders to the players or Bobby Cox through my TV or radio, I’ll enjoy the journey itself. That, and I’ll continue to enjoy all the good Braves and Stuff folks along the way.

 

Congratulations, Carolina Lady and good denizens of Braves and Stuff! Now, let’s watch Braves baseball and swing away. Just remember…

 

Words really do matter…

especially in Stuffville and on the blogosphere.

~SavannahGuy~

 

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700 Responses to “34: It’s A Long Journey From October to March.”


  1. 1 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you, Savannah! Very nice! (And thanks for the kind words!!) 😀

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  2. 2 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Good work, SG! I guess the winter’s blogging has been our off-season conditioning, followed by Blog Spring Training. Now it’s our first collective Opening Day. Here’s to a successful, healthy & fun season for the Braves & us too!

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  3. 3 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Great job, SG! And for those who might have read my final remarks on the previous blog, I withdraw them. The Dalai Mama (and Crown Prince, several removed) have spoken. Their decision is law. Start sweeping.

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  4. 4 Salty March 30, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Here, here! Well done, SG…and CL…and all B&S regulars! Quite a triumph!

    Lew…did you dip something in ESPN’s water? Did you accost Jayson Stark and show him the light? This is ‘wow’ material!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/preview08/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=3320120

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  5. 5 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Salty; The Stark story–wow! To bad SG was already scheduled. It would have made (NOT that SG’s didn’t) a great lead into the season. Thanks.

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  6. 6 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Wow. Are we sure that was written by an ESPN writer? Did one of y’all hack into Stark’s computer & impersonate him?

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  7. 7 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    STUFF: There is a story out today that the Muslims now are more numerous than Catholics. That doesn’t worry me. When there are more Muslims than Baptists in this country, I’ll worry. No, I’m not a Baptist but I have thought of becoming one…since their portion of Hell will be air-conditioned. 😆

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  8. 8 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    To bad SG is easy. Too bad(ing) him is more difficult. :mrgreen:

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  9. 9 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    SG, yet another excellent blog from you…a certain guy at a fish wrap in Atlanta should watch his back! 😉
    I liked this line….It’s easier to start a blog than to fill it with contributors. So very true! I stumble across them all the time, where someone has put a lot of work into one…and no one shows up! Or its one guy, and he’s just there to spam the site! We are so lucky to have CL’ Blog to B&S on! 🙂

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  10. 10 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    CL, I think you forgot to tell folks there was a new blog! 😆

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  11. 11 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Berigan you are out early. Did the cleaning lady knock over your coffin? :mrgreen:

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  12. 12 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    And the 3 S’s were on a roll earlier today! Salty, sorry about the bad tire…what in the world was on the road at the airport????

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  13. 13 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Now, Paladin, how can you say such a thing about Berigan?

    I would imagine that instead of a coffin he’s got a vintage car with blacked-out windows down in the basement for him to hide from the daylight in. 😉

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  14. 14 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I’ll bet it’s a Gremlin. :mrgreen:

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  15. 15 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Hey y’all!
    I’m thrilled to get this thing going here in about 3 1/2 hours!

    I’ll be checking in with you throughout the game and I know you’ll all be here posting along the way but if you’d like to join me for some live posts at http://bravesblog.net I would love to have your commentary.

    Just a friendly invite but I am by no means intending to compete with this incredible blog you’ve got here.

    Savannah Guy,
    I LOVE the post today. It’s got me pumped and more than anything so appreciative to see such a thriving environment to for Braves fans to come and interact.

    Y’all have something so unique and very special here and I’ve truly truly enjoyed my little bit of time I’ve shared here at Braves and Stuff.

    I’m intending to do my best to keep stopping by this lovely slice of Braves Nation (and piece of heaven) throughout our 162 game marathon. I hope y’all enjoy tonight’s game. Fortunately no one will miss it due to out of market b/c it’s on ESPN!

    I can’t wait to see the new park too and I heard a passing rumor there would be new Braves uni’s tonight. Don’t know if that’s true but I thought I’d keep the rumor mill turning.

    Lots of love from ATL, y’all!
    JB in ATL

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  16. 16 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Well here I sit in my raccoon coat, my brown and white wing-tips and pork-pie hat, holding–and weakly waving–my pennant. What time is kickoff?

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  17. 17 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    ha! Paladin!

    Ra Ra Ra!

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  18. 18 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    New uni’s? Hmm, haven’t heard that. I like the classic Braves uniform style, hope they haven’t messed it up.

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  19. 19 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    Wrong sport, sir knight. But can we get a photo of that look?

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  20. 20 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    It was a passing thing I heard. It could be BS but it got me thinking
    it could just be a navy blue jersey. a lot of teams have gone with the dark tops for visiting games.

    I’m ok with being dead wrong about this so…

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  21. 21 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Can’t wait to get the wx report, including the wind so I’ll know, if we win the coin toss, if we should kick or receive. It’s got me so excited I’m going to have to go change my depends. ‘scuse me.

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  22. 22 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    i would love to see a photo, Paladin

    it reminds me of the Disney cartoons with the one wimpy guy in the stands cheering for the visiting team saying “Hurray for our team” and getting pulverized.

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  23. 23 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Navy Blue Jersies? We always wear Red and Black. Damn, I wish they’d quit messing with my world!

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  24. 24 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    just a rumor. don’t get too excited. I’m only speculating.

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  25. 25 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Speaking of Pulver(ized): Did I ever tell you about when I was the Entertainment and Morale Officer on a cargo ship? I did? Well tell me. I forgot.

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  26. 26 Salty March 30, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Paladin…maybe this’ll help (doubt it, though) 😕

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  27. 28 Salty March 30, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    The ‘American Boy’ photo, by the way! :mrgreen:

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  28. 29 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Salty; I forgot to turn down the volume and the noise of that first video caused several people here in the rec room to have “accidents”. Shame. And I’ll have you know that I played; I wasn’t a cheerleader. I played way-out…to perfection.

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  29. 30 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Berigan:
    “Carolina Lady Says: March 30, 2008 at 3:25 pm edit

    Steve, you have been found guilty of BUI (Blogging Under the Influence) and are hereby sentenced to 30 days of cleaning Klobber’s Saloon.

    NEW BLOG IS UP!!

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  30. 31 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    Someone just whispered to me that this is going to be a baseball game. That’s not true…is it?

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  31. 32 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Another new blog! Where?

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  32. 33 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    And someone else said in addition to my raccoon coat and wing-tips, I should put on some troussers. Just like the time I wore a kilt, I did think it was a little drafty.

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  33. 34 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    I ended up with an extra s in my trousers and if YOU want to touch that line, be my guest.

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  34. 35 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    I have achieved afternoon domination. And to think I have done this cold-sober. Just wait ’til game time. :mrgreen:

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  35. 36 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    One more ‘fore I go to din din.

    Whenitisoktopeeinyourpants.wmv (video/x-ms-wmv)

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  36. 37 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    Didn’t work. Sorry, it’s funny.

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  37. 39 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you, CL. Might have known that YOU would know how to make it work.

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  38. 40 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Berigan you are out early. Did the cleaning lady knock over your coffin?
    Why you, I oughta… 😛 I just had a bad dream and rolled out(Round coffin)Turns out, daylight doesn’t kill me! Just makes me weak…

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  39. 41 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    CL, getting some of that rain???

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  40. 42 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Hey, Berigan! nearly 3/4 inch! Good drizzly rain that soaks right in! Yahoooo! 😆

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  41. 43 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    You’re welcome, Paladin! 🙂

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  42. 44 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Thanks for the nice comments my fellow “Braves and Stuffers”. It was a fun lead to write. Multi-tips o’ the cap to The Lady for doing what she does so well every single day through rain, sleet, snow and, uh… through blowhards like some of us. Hope you guys also picked up that the very end of the lead was a pretty funny link. Well, not funny as in ha ha but, funny, like ahh. Nostalgic ahh.

    Seems like winter has returned to Savannah. It’s been grey, overcast sky, windy, cold all day… a perfect day for falling asleep on the couch after lunch while watching Godfather I and II for the umpteenth time. No better sleep than couch, TV and chilly weather.

    NOAA forecast for Washington, DC tonight: 30% chance of rain, low of 37 degrees. Won’t be that cold at game time but still… stretch those bodies before taking the field tonight, Braves.

    Jayson Stark has outdone himself. I’ve bookmarked that article. It’ll be worth several reads. Good stuff.

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  43. 45 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Paladin got his wmv file linked! That’s pretty cool. Setup but still good stuff. Guess the pilot was drunk and the fishermen were sober. That’s the twist that gave it away as a setup! 😀

    CL, can we link those wmv types of files or is that a site manager thingy?

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  44. 46 Salty March 30, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Until 8:00…Let’s go Davidson…gotta love the underdog!

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  45. 47 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    SG, I uploaded a copy to a spare file on my website and linked from there.

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  46. 48 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    We’re missing too many denizens. Maybe most folks are pacing themselves, getting “honey do” stuff done before game time. Or snoozing. When the game starts hope everybody at least signs in.

    A first game. A new Braves team. A new season. Playing in a new Nats stadium. A first opening day for Braves and Stuff. Paladin has promised to not fall asleep by 8:00 clutching his bottle of chianti.

    So many firsts.

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  47. 49 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    I probably won’t get here much before nine. Mother has to watch Joel Osteen 8 – 8:30, then get her to bed = 9:00 free.

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  48. 50 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    CL, it’s a good thing we can’t do that. This place would become a film library. 🙂

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  49. 51 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Now that ESPN is kinda-sorta out of purgatory(I mentioned this last night, that you can right click on a misspelled word when using mozilla browser, and a list of possible correctly spelled words shows up, I am amazed!)
    Baseball tonight will be on at 7 PM if you are pacing too much! 🙂

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  50. 52 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    Peanuts and coke for me, SG an Atlanta favorite.

    Almost one hour to game time

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  51. 53 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    CL, you are a trophy daughter.

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  52. 54 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Forgot to thank Salty for the Stark link….and I mentioned last night in the fog of posts that Eric Young and Buster Olney both picked the braves to win the division, and I think EY said the Braves would win it all!
    So, in other words, ignore what the baldy and clueless Joe say tonight about us!

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  53. 55 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    jbinatl: Game snacks here at the Guy household tonight will be boiled peanuts (fresh frozen Vidalia redskins that I boiled and put up last fall), iced tea on the rocks and popcorn to fill in the cracks.

    Then in the mid innings I may switch over to a nice chianti with cheese platter.

    Life is good.

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  54. 56 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    we chowed on some East North Carolina bbq tonight, sweet t, cole slaw,tater salad, and sweet potato fries for dinner

    good pregame dinner if you ask me

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  55. 57 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    SG, I can upload whatever I want to my website and link it here: movies, clips, music. (And, thankfully, there’s plenty of space available on it.) 🙂

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  56. 58 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Hey, folks… I’m around, I’ve just been helping Mrs. Raisins with her graduate school tasks this weekend. However, in 50 minutes, I’ll be parked in front of my totally inadequate 42″ non-HDTV to take in the season opener. Be back then… 😀

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  57. 59 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I really am curious which of you hacked into Stark’s computer!

    What an article! Thanks, Salty!

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  58. 60 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    By the way, pre-game dinner will probably be either Frosted Flakes or Honey Smacks… 😦

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  59. 61 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    SG, you may be interested in hearing this: (Cherokee) Morning Song

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  60. 62 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    nothing wrong with that, Raisins
    at least it won’t get you fat.

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  61. 63 Salty March 30, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    I really am curious which of you hacked into Stark’s computer!

    My money’s on Lew! There are too many points he makes in exactly the same words and style he would use! Plagiarism! Nah…flattery! Lew’s the man! 😆

    Klobber…get the saloon open! First pitch is imminent!

    SG…Paladin drinks Chianti from a very special long-neck bottle. Helps prop his chin up…but don’t be fooled…he’s sound asleep! :mrgreen: Nonetheless, he’s with us in spirit…that’s all we can ask!
    B&S Bloggers rule!!!!

    Roll call in 30 minutes…check in!

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  62. 64 Salty March 30, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Raisins…you really are a cereal blogger, aren’t you! 😛

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  63. 65 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    😆

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  64. 66 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Are y’all as excited as I am??!!! 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    BASEBALL!!!!

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  65. 67 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Salty, you are on tonight! Good one!!

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  66. 68 Gil in Mechanicsville March 30, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Greetings good denizens… 🙂 Yes, great lead blog by the distinguished gentleman from Savanna. No rain out tonight but it is not a typical spring evening by which most fans would enjoy watching America’s pastime.

    On the question about Bennett. I witnessed him pitching twice last season here in Richmond. The first was as a reliever and honestly, he look like a guy who had been on the DL for a while. The second was the stellar performance as a starter in the final playoff game for the IL championship. I thought to myself, wow, where has the Braves been hiding this guy? Just outstanding control and nice zip on his fastball. It seems he has only become better pitching in winter ball. No kidding, this guy will win some ballgames if he is given the opportunity.

    Right now I think he is a better number 3 guy than most teams have on their staff. He would be a number one for Washington….

    So, only an hour to game time and the real season begins. GO BRAVES…

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  67. 69 Salty March 30, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    Spring training ain’t just for the Braves…we’ve all gotta role to play! Holla!!! 😆

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  68. 70 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Frosted flakes and Honey Smacks? Forgive us Father, for we know not what we do or “who” we do it with.

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  69. 71 Gil in Mechanicsville March 30, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    And besides… my guy Denny Hamlin won today in Martinsville… What a great day…. Martinsville has become the new Bristol…

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  70. 72 Gil in Mechanicsville March 30, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Or who we do it to…

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  71. 73 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Salty, I wondered why Paladin always has that reddish, roundish dimple under his chin. Chianti. It all makes sense now. 🙂

    CL, the link didn’t work for me. Blank screen. Maybe a mac thing? And YES!!! Very exciting. I think most Baseball fans revert back to giddy teenagers on opening night before the first pitch. That’s how I’m feeling anyway.

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  72. 74 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee-hawwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! 😀

    Who’s giddy?

    C-ya in a few…

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  73. 75 Salty March 30, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Let’s Get It Started! Get the blood pumpin! 😆

    http://www.last.fm/music/Black+Eyed+Peas/+videos/+1-lzG_p1z8YSQ

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  74. 76 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 7:38 pm

    showin the new nationals park on EPSN right now if you can’t wait 22 minutes

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  75. 77 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Salty; If you continue to slander me I will sue. I drink my wine in the conventional manner. In the cask, or casque for you purists. Yes, me in the cask.

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  76. 79 Salty March 30, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Slander? 😕

    I’f you’re a B&S blogger…you ain’t bein’ slandered!!! 😆

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  77. 80 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Berigan… I’ve been watching that. Pretty nice park and cushy box seats, eh.

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  78. 81 Salty March 30, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    OK…gotta eat…shall return! (You’ve been warned!) 🙄

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  79. 82 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Salty may be delayed. There are, afterall, only so many teats. :mrgreen:

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  80. 83 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    SG, Gil’s gonna love it, ain’t he??? Hope we can keep him as a braves fan! 😯

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  81. 84 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Great links Salty. Looks like Mick and Keith have had major makeovers.

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  82. 85 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    If Gil gets the HD and the Comcast package, he’s ours for life. 😀

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  83. 86 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    If Gil gets what? I thought they had inoculations for that. 😀

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  84. 87 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    It must be getting close to game time. The “girls” are lining up their wheelchairs and Herman is tuning up his harmonica to play the SSB.

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  85. 88 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Oh, say can you see…

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  86. 89 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Did y’all see the new uni’s! The rumor was true!

    They look sharp

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  87. 90 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Oh, say can you see…cleavage

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  88. 91 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    I like the uni’s…

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  89. 92 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    that was an awful anthem

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  90. 93 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    ESPN did a nice job with the opening day piece. Those historical clips of first days was great. God REM backing it up.

    Dinner now… IT’S HERE!!!

    Another first: First time I’ve had a fire in the fireplace on opening day.

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  91. 94 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    How refreshing. A singer who does not re-write the lyrics and tune.

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  92. 95 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    jb; she sang it the way it was written. If you don’t like it, channel FSK. 😀

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  93. 96 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Classless… If you don’t respect the man, at least respect the office.

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  94. 97 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    love the REM

    didn’t like the boo’s for the Pres.

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  95. 98 Salty March 30, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Salty may be delayed. There are, afterall, only so many teats.
    You Dawg! 😆

    Whither Lew? 😕 BAS…Bob, J…jjs…FBG…come on, y’all…roll call! Fall in! It’s a new season…the past … is. SJA…git out here!

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  96. 99 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    If it was Philadelphia, they would throw snowballs at him.

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  97. 100 Salty March 30, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Boos…Schmoos
    Remember, Freedom of speech (and boos) makes it easier to spot the idiots!

    Now, baseball!

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  98. 101 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Could have been worse…the booing…I think every prez has been booed, that I recall….
    There are better opera singers in the world…sad that folks only exposure to Opera singing is someone singing at a game…not that I listen to that much…I like some light opera, like the Mikado…

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  99. 102 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    After President Bush got booed by those idiot Nats fans, they are now officially on my ___ list. That was so uncalled for. Like him or not, he’s the President. What is this country coming to?

    There’s one more reason to kick butt tonight. Go Braves! No mercy. Swat Nats.

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  100. 103 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    I like Mikado too, Berigan. It’s a good bike. :mrgreen:

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  101. 104 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    C’mon Bravos!!!

    Woo-hoo!!! 😀

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  102. 105 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    yeah kick the Natspos’ booties

    5 bucks says Odalis Perez doesn’t last three innings

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  103. 106 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    For the first of many times, I cannot stand John Miller and Joe Morgan.

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  104. 107 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    I never liked ESPN announcers

    I downright HATE Tim McCarver

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  105. 108 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    I’m glad ESPN is getting good coverage of OP’s shirt tag

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  106. 109 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    Work it, Yuney!

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  107. 110 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Yunel hangs tough. He’s a gamer.

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  108. 111 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    How ’bout down the 1B line into the corner?

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  109. 112 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    … or not…

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  110. 113 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Still don’t know why Lefties give us such fits…JB, hope you are right on the 3 inning prediction!

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  111. 114 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    JB… Raisins… it’s pretty much unanimous on Morgan and McCarver. Yeow!!! Tex backwards K. Well, now at least we have gotten the jitters out.

    Uh, our jitters, not Braves. 😀

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  112. 115 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Gil says they are just waiting for the second time around. Like they haven’t seen this guy a zillion times.

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  113. 116 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    I missed KJ’s at bat… the first for the season, ’cause my pooch puked on the carpet right before the first pitch. 😦

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  114. 117 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    😯

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  115. 118 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    What’s not to like about Joe Me-organ and John Miller-lite?

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  116. 119 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    KJ struck out, so no big deal VOR…

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  117. 120 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    I just noticed the all Navy blue caps!

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  118. 121 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    Raisins; Your dog offered good critical commentary of KJs at bat.

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  119. 122 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    I liked my clueless Joe comment earlier….I grew up listing to Howard Cosell ruin many a game…so Tim Mcarver and Morgan don’t really bother me….

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  120. 123 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    remember when McCarver got dowsed with water by Deion? Those were the days

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  121. 124 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Pally, 😆

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  122. 125 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Yeah, Huddy!

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  123. 126 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Huddy jitters . Now he’s settled down and lookin’ good.

    Raisins, where’d you get the old Braves cap? That’s what… vintage late 70’s?

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  124. 127 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    McCarver deserved the shower. Neon did good.

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  125. 128 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Red porch? Red loft? Where’s Sen. McCarthy?

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  126. 129 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Two broken bat singles. Those are the breaks.

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  127. 130 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    Mcarver and Morgan talk too much…but, they must be told to keep it up by their producers I figure….I have heard both of them say some things very intelligent baseball wise(Honest!) they know a lot of baseball, but they also show what they don’t know…if that makes sense.

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  128. 131 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    McCarthy is still in Cincinnati trying to change the name back to Redlegs

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  129. 132 Salty March 30, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Well…nice to see Nick Johnson back….coulda done without the hit, though! 😦

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  130. 133 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    SG: Yeah, 70’s. I nabbed the pic off google images. I love this cap.

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  131. 134 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Nick Johnson: nice hit, nice baserunning, bad haircut.

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  132. 135 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Did we learn how to take throws in ST? Apparently not.

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  133. 136 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    hmmm….I will get all panicky and say…Tim Hudson is not a #1! You have to have a better fastball, or movement like Maddox has to be a #1 with 91 MPH stuff….

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  134. 137 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    This is not starting the way I’d hoped it would. 2-0 in the first. At least nothing has been hit hard.

    For those interested-the finished Chipper’s Deer painting is up at LewHartman.Com in the wildlife gallery.

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  135. 138 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    I have one of those too Raisins… in real life though. wear it all the time

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  136. 139 williamwallace March 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Alright, Frenchy has ticked me off pretty bad in this first inning. Two crappy throws. He failed to hustle and then had to rush his throw when Nick Johnson took advantage of his lack of hustle. He also did not seem to hustle hard enough to back up the errant pickoff throw.

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  137. 140 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    JB, I think I might acquire one of them in the very near future. 🙂

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  138. 141 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Berigan-Dude, It’s not too easy to make a ball do anything when your fingers are frozen. It’s only 40 degrees there tonight. Usually he has plenty of movement. Dude throws a sinker, which by definition moves. One half inch more sink and those singles are ground balls to Tex.

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  139. 142 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Bobby has already gone to the nose. That’s like a jockey goin’ to the whip.

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  140. 143 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Paladin-No offense Old Dude, but I’m really getting tired of hearing about Bobby Cox’s nose. Jimmy ran the whole schtick into the ground. Please don’t you do it too.

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  141. 144 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    ww; Those throws were not the best but KJ oled one and McFat failed to glove the other.

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  142. 145 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    it’s almost time to break out the Bushmills
    You might have to arrest me for BUI, Carolina lady

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  143. 146 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Lew, I said Panicky, remember? 😛 Seriously though, I was at the game last August/Sept when the Phillies used him for BP…If teams lay off the sinker, he has to lay one in there….IF we make it to the WS, I don’t want to see Hudson or Glavine pitching much in AL parks. Tigers, Red Sox, Indians would make mincemeat of them….IMHO…

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  144. 147 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    we’re doing some good in game thread at my site too if anyone’s interested

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  145. 148 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    My apologies Lew, but if you don’t like what I’m saying tune it out. Over.

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  146. 149 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    Yeah! 🙂

    No! 😯

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  147. 150 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    McCann, do some more Yoga already!!!! 😡

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  148. 151 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    😐

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  149. 152 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    that porch in right is too short and the carom came right back to the infield

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  150. 153 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    About Me.

    Chapter 1: Pet Peaves

    I hate prescription drug commercials.

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  151. 154 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    i like the Viva Viagra commercials, Raisins

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  152. 155 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    OP: Swing hard in case you hit it!

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  153. 156 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    You like my dance, JB?

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  154. 157 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 8:59 pm

    More pet peaves:

    PSA’s

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  155. 158 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:00 pm

    My pet peaves: Finger waves.

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  156. 160 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    Viva Viagra. Ole!

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  157. 161 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    broke out the whiskey, now the bloggin will get interesting

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  158. 162 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    oh ok ha! i love it, Paladin!

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  159. 163 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Yeah-I could tune it out. However, I’ve heard the same line used for every game over the past three years. It’s crude. It’s obnoxious. It’s old. Give it a flippin rest. All right?

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  160. 164 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    JB. Darling. We know where your site is. If any of us want to go there, we will. Enough advertising, OK? 😆

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  161. 165 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    sorry about that Carolina

    good to see you, BTW

    I watched your Heels last night

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  162. 166 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    😡

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  163. 167 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    Base running 101.

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  164. 169 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    So far, the Braves are not looking like a WS contender on national TV. Bad hitting, bad throwing, bad baserunning. 😐

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  165. 170 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Lew; Psssstppp.

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  166. 171 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    just shake it off, Bravos

    Hudson’s gonna settle down now

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  167. 172 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Raisin, you’re correct. Huddy jitters, Frenchy jitters. A 7-pitch inning for Huddy last inning was just what the doc ordered. Base running has been atrocious. Now hopefully everyone’s settled down.

    Berigan… don’t like Howard Cosell? Say it ain’t so. Hey, he was so bad he was good. Especially in (only) boxing. He was intelligent yet eruditely obnoxious, he was inclined to orate instead of report, he was effusive, ostentatious… other than that, very likeable and a very good sports reporter… n a different sort’a, occasional cringe way. Mohammed Ali made him famous.

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  168. 173 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    And while I’m at it Lew, give your damn preaching a rest. And if you think I made it up, check the tapes on your well-documented expensive TV.

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  169. 174 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    wow!!!! Yunel go…

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  170. 175 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Paladin-I thought this was where the posts were supposed to be creative and intelligent. You could at least make the attempt. .

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  171. 176 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Carolina, again I apologize. didn’t mean to advertise. I’m just still new to it all and trying to be tactful but still REALLY excited about the game. that’s all.

    i love this place.

    don’t kick me out

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  172. 177 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Anybody textin’ thumbplay? 😆

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  173. 178 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    Is that what you call intelligent. I’m disappointed.

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  174. 179 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    No one said anything about it being made up. I said I was tired of hearing the same lame, stupid, unimaginative and OLD crack for the past three years. If it’s the best you’re capable of, I’m sure I can make allowances…..

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  175. 180 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Who asked YOU to make any allowances. I’m sure I’m not the only one that doesn’t give a damn what YOU think.

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  176. 181 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    YEAH BABY!!!

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  177. 182 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Bush knew it was a homer before the “experts” did! 😆
    Dad is going to want to check out a toy car on ebay he and a friend are watching…Toy car…scale model… 😛

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  178. 183 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Paladfin-Have you had too much Geritol this evening? Maybe it’s past your bedtime or something.

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  179. 184 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Guys…theres a game on…PAY ATTENTION!!!! 😡

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  180. 185 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Berigan-Stay out of it.

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  181. 186 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    WHO started this Lew?

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  182. 187 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Or go to DOB’s cove and fight in between mutts fan’s laughing at the Braves…

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  183. 188 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Chipper is a stud. President Bush is having his most enjoyable night of his last 2 or three years.

    JB, a Bushmills man… that’s a good sippin’ drink.

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  184. 189 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    No, I won’t….don’t PO CL with this Bullsh*t!!!!! Jesus H Christ, don’t you guys have any real problems???

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  185. 190 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Fine. If all y’all want to do is talk about picking noses, then the blog is yours. Maybe Jimmy had the right idea after all.

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  186. 191 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    SG, you are right about that!!!

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  187. 192 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Good point, Berigan.

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  188. 193 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    it’s is getting ugly in here, y’al

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  189. 194 lew614 March 30, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    Oh and Berigan-Screw off. I’m out of here. I really don’t need any of this crap.

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  190. 195 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    Now, where were we. Oh yeah. GO BRAVES!!

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  191. 196 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    I want to talk Baseball Lew…you and Paladin know a lot of baseball, I wish you guys would lay that on us!!!

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  192. 198 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    🙄
    Its sad with I’m the mature one!

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  193. 199 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    I’m trying Berigan. Read up. GO BRAVES!

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  194. 200 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    The President of the US of A gets booed, then goes in the booth and calls Jon and Joe “sir”. Irony, don’tcha think?

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  195. 201 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    Berigan and Paladin i didn’t think y’all did anything to be talked to like that. what the heck?

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  196. 202 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    VOR, right you are! Class has become a 4 letter word in today’s society.

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  197. 203 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    C’mon, Lew. Burn one down and enjoy Opening Night with us. 😀

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  198. 204 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    yeah this is a sanctuary….right?

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  199. 205 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    VOR, right you are! Class has become a 4 letter word in today’s society.

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  200. 206 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Let’s have fun, folks. And make CL proud of us.

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  201. 207 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Alright dammit STOP!!! (please).

    Two of my best buds goin’ back and forth. Ain’t necessary. Now, just kiss and make up. No, let me rephrase that…

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  202. 208 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    hug and make up?

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  203. 209 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Other than all of y’all getting your 2 cents in, it HAS been stopped.

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  204. 210 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    That was at least a nickle.

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  205. 211 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Ain’t necessay? How about not prudent in honor of the Prezs father?.

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  206. 212 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    necessary. The cat did it.

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  207. 213 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Duck, Chipper! 😀

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  208. 214 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    OK, the fight is over. Somebody talk some baseball like you inferred we were keeping you from doing.

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  209. 215 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Close, JB. Inning 3, inning 5…. they’re both odd numbers. 😆

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  210. 216 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Another Leftie confounded us….do NOT get it…

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  211. 217 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Nice Chipper Jones facts by Peter Gammons HOF. I, by the way, am wearing my Chipper Jones #10 jersey. 🙂

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  212. 218 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    And that is why I love Peter Gammons! 🙂

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  213. 219 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Look back, Berigan. They have not been hitting all that well in warm Fla. Why would you expect them to do so in the cold?

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  214. 220 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Another Leftie confounded us….do NOT get it…

    So Acta brings in the rightie… Thanks! 😀

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  215. 221 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    OP is out and didn’t give up as many runs as I thought he would

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  216. 222 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    I’m wearing my Dale Murphy jersey T-shirt

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  217. 223 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    No problems Pal. No probs Lew. You guys were just growling a bit. No biggie.

    At least when you guys do it you don’t write a novel like some and put everyone to sleep… like me. 🙄

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  218. 224 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    still fit? 😉

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  219. 225 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    It was that tag hanging out of his shirt, JB. It confounded our hitters.

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  220. 226 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    That was a nice Chipper career overview by Gammons. Icon. HOF. Yes.

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  221. 227 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    i know. everyone but Chipper got put to sleep by the words “Wash with like colors, tumble dry low”

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  222. 228 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Will you shut up, SG? Next, you’ll be asking us, again, to “hug”. I’d as soon eat raw pig.

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  223. 229 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Sorry Pal… I hear you. But pork sushi? Not advisable. Tricanosi…uh, worms.

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  224. 230 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Not exactly working the pitcher. C’mon boys.

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  225. 231 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    can we get a hit please?

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  226. 232 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Diaz: Quick through the zone. Now, just make contact…

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  227. 233 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Pork sushi? Definitely not prudent.

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  228. 234 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Homer down LF line?

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  229. 235 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Pally boy won’t eat pork? Jewish? Muslim? Vegetarian? 😆

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  230. 236 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    … maybe not…

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  231. 238 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Hello, is this Joe Borchard? How quickly can you get to DC?

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  232. 239 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Berigan, I love pork. But, unlike beef, do not knock the hooves off and put it on my plate. Like Hank Jr sings, “we got the pig in the ground” COOKING!!

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  233. 240 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Huddy into the 7th, still throwin’ good. Gotta give him some runs.

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  234. 241 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Like I said all along, Hudson looks great!!!! 😳

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  235. 242 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Jay Gibbons was released by the O’s?

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  236. 243 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    he hasn’t had many fly outs this game has he? that’s still 19 in a row

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  237. 244 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Great game Huddy. So, who’s gonna hit for Huddy?

    Gettin’ late… just need a few.

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  238. 245 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Hats off to Huddy for his performance (so far) tonight. The other part of the equation hasn’t looked too good.

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  239. 246 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    i think he’s gonna hit isn’t he SG?

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  240. 247 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Does anyone hate that high camera angle as much as me? I’m talking about when a fly ball is hit, they switch to a camera that appears to be on top of the press area. It’s very high and I have no sense of how well the ball’s been hit.

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  241. 248 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    yeah i feel ya, Chris. that and the ESPN announcers are making this game a little annoying.

    Oh yeah and the one run we have

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  242. 249 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    that and the ESPN announcers are making this game a little annoying.

    I don’t mind Jon Miller. I think he’d be a fun guy to have a beer with and shoot the breeze. Joe Morgan, not so much.

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  243. 250 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    yeah i mean Morgan more than anything. At least he’s not Tim McCarver

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  244. 251 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Kelly’s gonna jack one out.

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  245. 252 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    I know I have been spoiled over the years by the exeptional game production by TBS and related crews. They did an outstanding job.

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  246. 253 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    or not.

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  247. 254 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Kelly’s fly ball was a great example of what you just said, klobber…

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  248. 255 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    sniff sniff TBS Braves baseball

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  249. 256 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    This is why I don’t like only 4 outfielders…No one better get hurt, thrown out, etc, etc. with Blanco running now…

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  250. 257 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    KJ could play a little LF in a pinch…

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  251. 258 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Now 3 outfielders in a 2-1 game…burned one to run…one less hitter now as well…
    And yes Chris, a bit weird that high camera….Must have something to do with the building shape????

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  252. 259 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    I miss TBS Braves baseball. I noticed the difference in quality in camera work between TBS and Fox whenever Fox started doing some of their games. They can’t hold TBS’s jock when it comes to catching the best angle and actually letting the customer see it.

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  253. 260 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Chipper and Tex are going to have to put this thing on their backs and carry everyone, it appears.

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  254. 261 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    I don’t know if it’s the building shape or just the fact that the camera is so high up. Either way, I personally don’t care for it. I’ve got no idea how far the ball is going. Only thing I can watch is how the OF is setting up to field the ball.

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  255. 262 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Wonder where those TBS guys went Chris….Basketball games???

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  256. 263 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    With Chipper, Tex and Frenchy up in the 9th you can’t ask for better than that!

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  257. 264 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    That’d be sweet. Come back, take the lead in the 9th, and let Soriano slam the door. I’ll take it! 😀

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  258. 265 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    WHy are they playing “Sweet Caroline” at Nationals Park? I thought that was a Bahston thing.

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  259. 266 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Didn’t the Mets rip that off as well??? There are other songs….

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  260. 267 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    I don’t know Berigan. Actually, I’m assuming that it’s not the camera operators but whoever is in the truck determining which camera view we get during any particular play. The Fox guy needs to go back to Remedial School for that.

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  261. 268 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    PETE!!! Way to go, mate!

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  262. 269 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    I EXPECT the Mets to rip things off. They’re a second rate team in a huge market. I do not expect that the Nats would rip that off, especially on opening day in their new park.

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  263. 270 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    If one, or more, of the Braves would jack one, I don’t care what angle they show it from.

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  264. 271 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    DANG! 😯

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  265. 272 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    What’s with ESPN suddenly being so pro-Braves??? Almost scary!

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  266. 273 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    AAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHH! 2 more feet!

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  267. 274 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    All right TEX!!!!

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  268. 275 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    Don’t ask me CL!!! Weird, eh???
    Did I confuse Blanco with Prado pinch running??? Still, not much of a bench if we tied the game up…

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  269. 276 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    90 feet to tie…

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  270. 277 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Frenchy Still needs to get past his Andruw stage…

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  271. 278 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  272. 279 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    you were right VOR!!!

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  273. 280 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    free baseball time, friends

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  274. 281 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    So… Who plays 1B now that Prado pinch ran for Tex?

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  275. 282 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Well, almost JB!!! 😉

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  276. 283 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Corky????

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  277. 284 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Javy??? 😉

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  278. 285 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    That makes up for that “look what I found in my glove” off of Chipper.

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  279. 286 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    Borchard????

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  280. 287 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    😛

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  281. 288 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Hope for free baseball.

    Klobber, think maybe our hand to remote to eye coordination is just now going through ST? I’m gettin’ fooled like you on depth/distance but dunno.

    I still see the Big Cat when Tex swings. Very similar. Favors him too.

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  282. 289 Paladin March 30, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Turn out the lights, the partys over.

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  283. 290 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Well… !@#$%^

    😡

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  284. 291 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    awwwww. t-ball by Moylan.

    Our pitching was good other than that. Bats and legs lost that one.

    Let’s go back to Atlanta.

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  285. 292 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Good game. 161 to go. Let’s get ’em tomorrow. 😐

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  286. 293 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    SG, I really think it’s the height of the camera that is screwing me up. COuld be wrong though.

    I was just going to say good things about the way that the tattoo’ed Aussie was pitching. Grrrrrrrrrrrr.

    I’m not going to harp on this game. It’s the first game of many. But there were a lot of mistakes, especially in the first few innings that could have changed the outcome of this game. The boys have to be sharper. THESE GAMES COUNT!!!!

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  287. 294 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    ouch
    we did have a good pitching night…erase the first inning and we’d have that game

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  288. 295 jbinatl March 30, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    well this is JB signing off. Thanks y’all

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  289. 296 Savannah Guy March 30, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    G’nite Braves fans. We still have 161 games. 😀

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  290. 297 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Man, walked out of the room for sec to check something I was recording, and hear my Dad, the non fan, say the game was over….Couldn’t figure out how we had won so quickly!:? Oh well, good for the fans in DC. Double 😕 We’ll get ’em tomorrow…we do play tomorrow, right???

    ESPN is calling tomorrow Opening day 2008. What was tonight??? What about the 2 games in Japan????

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  291. 298 Voice of Raisins March 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Game’s done, I’m done.

    G’night!

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  292. 299 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Who was at 1st for the Braves, anywho???

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  293. 300 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 30, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    Goodnight VOR! I’ll check in later, Pa would like to get on the ‘puter…

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  294. 301 Gil in Mechanicsville March 30, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Well, for the record, my wife told me before the game there was no way the nationals were going to lose tonight. She said they may not win another one but they were too pumped up to lose this one. Looks like she was right.

    A good game other than the constant drivel by Jon Miller… Lord I hate having to listen to him run on…

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  295. 302 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Prado was at first as he was in a ST game a day or so ago.

    Tomorrow morning, when I open my newspaper’s sports section, it better be the ONLY day that we’re in LAST friggin’ place in the NL East this year.

    I wanted to say this earlier, but didn’t. It’s been bothering me all night. This is NOT a political statement, by the way. When the leader of the free world stepped out of the Nats dugout there were some cheers, but I perceived more boo’s. I don’t care what you think of what he has done as the president of these United States. I don’t care if you don’t like his policies, his accent , or his haircut. He is the president of the UNITED states, like it or not, and booing him, or any other individual that ever held/holds that office is offensive.

    My father, an Army veteran, disliked several of his commanding officers. But in his words (a military saying, no doubt): “Respect the office, not the man”.

    (Stepping off soap box).

    One aspect of our current president that I particularly appreciate: he has a terrific sense of humor about himself. Others should take notice.

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  296. 303 Carolina Lady March 30, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Amen and amen, Chris! There are too many boorish clods in the country who have respect for nothing, not even themselves.

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  297. 304 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Well, I would have liked a better result but hey, Braves on TV! I’m happy. Huddy deserved some run support. Sorry I didn’t blog in-game but the TV & computer are on opposite sides of the house.

    Not crazy about the all-blue jerseys & caps. Looks like BP unis.

    Chris, I agree. While I don’t think highly of him personally, booing the President was very classless. Respect the position, if nothing else.

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  298. 305 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    FBG, good evening dear. Good point about Huddy. Very good game for him tonight. Let’s hope this is what we’ll see from him most nights this year.

    I like the blue uni tops. Much better than the Sunday home red jerseys they wore last year, IMO.

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  299. 306 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Are my dad & I the only ones who like the red jerseys? He’s talked about getting one.

    I’d like the blue ones better maybe if they had a little more contrast. Red numbers, instead of all-blue?

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  300. 307 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    I sound like the Fashion Police. 😆 This is like watching skating with my sister. We critique the costumes (sometimes quite snarkily).

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  301. 308 chrisklob March 30, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Snarky is okay. Just don’t be snarky with your friends! 🙂

    Tell your Dad he should wait until they play in those red jerseys again before he buys one, if he cares about that sort of thing.

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  302. 309 flbravesgirl March 30, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Nah, just about the costumes. Not about people.

    We’d probably have to buy the jersey as a gift anyway. He’d never get it for himself.

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  303. 310 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 12:29 am

    Geez, y’all crank out 300 posts since 3pm. I get here after the game & you all disappear.

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  304. 311 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Here’s one to snark over. The French are notorious for “interesting” costumes.

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  305. 312 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Yes, she really has cotton balls stuck all over her. This year the theme of their Free Dance was “Insanity” & the costumes were made to resemble straitjackets. Seriously.

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  306. 313 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 12:48 am

    FBG, she looks like a Tequila Sunrise!

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  307. 314 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 1:07 am

    Bizarre, isn’t it, Chris?

    Time for bed. Good night!

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  308. 315 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 1:46 am

    Funny you should mention the boos Chris… My wife and I felt the same way, total disrespect. The amazing thing is that in no other country of the world would that be possible. It is at once both what is good and what is bad with America. Perhaps some day our country will reach a level of maturity to understand that simply because you can do something, does not mean you should.

    Now baseball…. I am pretty confident the Braves will put some runs on the board this year. I just hope that the Nationals play as hard against the rest of the league as they do the Braves.

    That 14 foot wall in right field robbed the Braves of two home runs tonight.

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  309. 316 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:33 am

    The bad news: It was the fundamentals that beat us. Base running. Errant throws. For the most part, our lumber was handled like yellow pine 2×4’s (which kept Gil up all night). The fans in Washington were just plain rude to the President… like the Senate. Team should go back to Senators name so we could know what to expect… nothing but bad behavior.

    The good news: Huddy looked great. If he continues like that he’ll win 20. Chipper keeps on doing his HOF thing. Yunel may not be Jeter but he looks good, real good. Everybody looked pretty good. Frenchy not so much.

    In other news: (the excuse department) It was cold and away from home. A bit of ESPN stage fright. ESPN jinxed Braves by actually praising them repeatedly. New, foreign stadium. The broken bat Nat hits were flukes that made the difference. The moon was… uh, that’s enough.

    There. I feel better now.

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  310. 317 Salty March 31, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Game of inches…two balls within a foot, each, of going out. I don’t wish for luck, but ‘she’s’ always welcome when her mood is good! 🙂

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  311. 318 Carolina Lady March 31, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Do Marlins need $3M babysitter?
    Posted: Monday March 31, 2008 07:53AM ET
    You know why Luis Gonzalez, 40 years old, might make as much as $3 million for this cheap team this season — more than anyone on the roster? Because the Marlins, deemed unprofessional last season even by closer Kevin Gregg, believed they needed the world’s most expensive baby sitter. It isn’t every day that a pro franchise is so immature that everyone in the league is whispering about it even before one of its pitchers gets Tasered. Gone is the actual candy store Dontrelle Willis opened in this clubhouse, right near where Gonzalez now prepares for a 19th season of work as a professional’s professional.

    Miami Herald

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  312. 319 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Good morning friends, Interesting observation about Frency…. Still swinging away at the first pitch.

    Truthfully, I thought that someone needed to remind the Braves that spring training was over and it was time to play ball. Just a feeling….

    And don’t say I didn’t warn you folks about Zimmerman. A nice ballplayer to build your franchise around.

    It is going to rain here for the next couple of days. The rain Carolina Lady is getting right now is headed north plus rain coming out of the west.

    And by the way…. I am so glad I don’t have to listen to Jon Miller tonight… ESPN does have a couple of decent play by play teams but Miller and Joe Morgan is not one of them.

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  313. 320 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:16 am

    Hey… The Nationals are like 90 percent of the other clubs in baseball… It’s all about the pitching… They don’t really have any…. Braves will win a lot more of the games like last night than they will lose. What ever that fat pitch Moylan threw to Zimmerman was, it didn’t do what Moylan intended it to do which was sink.

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  314. 321 Carolina Lady March 31, 2008 at 10:19 am

    Good morning, Gil! Hope you’re feeling good today!

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  315. 322 jbinatl March 31, 2008 at 10:21 am

    Hey y’all,
    Last night;
    Huddy was awesome
    Moylan was great (except for one pitch)

    and Chris…

    your comments about Bush being booed, I couldn’t agree more. You don’t have to agree with someone and all their politics to respect the office they hold and the representation they have on a daily basis of our country. It’s tough job and any of us would acquire enemies in that duty. He’s a an imperfect human being doing what he believes is right. Pardon my rant but I, like others here, do not like to see our President booed. I feel like it’s a dishonor to our country. and I’m not saying that because it’s Bush and I’m an avid supporter I would feel this way for any president.

    and with that, I too will step away from my soapbox, but you inspired me to chime in, Chris. Nice comment and thank you to your father for serving our country faithfully.

    I hope I didn’t over step my bounds but I’m glad someone said something about it and you all are free to disagree w/ me. thanks, JB

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  316. 323 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:23 am

    And one last comment. The president should skip giving speeches and just sit down and talk to people like he did last night during the game. he came off as very candid and human and a much more likable fellow in that environment.

    And yes, I was embarrassed by the booing, I hope you folks don’t think everyone from this part of the country are as boorish as those buffoons in DC.

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  317. 324 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Good morning JB…. Sorry I didn’t blog through the game last night but the wife was watching the game with me and I thought it would be rude to do so during her presence. She has become quite the knowledgeable person when it comes to baseball. What gets her is when I say something and about 30 seconds later, some announcer makes the same observation…. 🙂

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  318. 325 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:38 am

    Good morning everyone! Well, as good as a morning could be for me with 2 1/2 hours of sleep. 😕 Gil, you are so right about Bush needing to talk to folks the way he did on TV last night….I have seen that in a few other interviews, I think with Laura by his side…

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  319. 326 jbinatl March 31, 2008 at 10:39 am

    hey Gil!
    Thanks for the welcome. yeah i missed ya last night. It got interesting but it was fun around here.

    I still feel like the new kid on the block (I am) and I’m fairly new to bloggin’ so sometimes I break a courtesy rule here or there. Especially in a well established environment like this. I feel like I’ve walked into someone’s bridge club where people have known each other for years and I’m the punk kid trying to get my feet wet, learn the game, and not offend anyone.

    Everyone’s made me feel welcome to post here though so I’ll be around many times this year.

    JB

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  320. 327 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Didn’t get out last night because of the game, so now need to get Milk, Bread, Eggs….so need to now….wish me luck! Good thing it’s only a few miles down the road to the store…wouldn’t want to go to downtown and back right now..well, never really want to do that! 🙂

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  321. 328 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 10:49 am

    Good morning y’all!

    Gil, my dad does that too; says something immediately before the announcer does. I guess you two could call games (and do a better or at least more listenable job than most of the ESPN guys or the Fox crew).

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  322. 329 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:50 am

    Morning Berigan, Drive safely and don’t pick up any strangers….

    JB… Just be yourself. No one is perfect around here… well, maybe CL but the rest of us are just folks.

    Now… time for me to get up and start moving around. I need to go across town and retrieve my boat so I can finish outfitting it for the spring fishing season. Catch up with you good folks later.

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  323. 330 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Morning FBG… Comes form many years of experience I guess…. but like the rest of us old fogies, We may have the questions but do not always have the answers.

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  324. 331 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    apparently, I have made it back…
    Gil,
    Funny what FLB said, I had the same thought…We need to get you on ESPN! 🙂

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  325. 332 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Hope you kept the car doors locked this time, Berigan.

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  326. 333 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Just dropped in to see what condition your condition was in. Yeah, yeah, oh yeah.

    Before entering the work tunnel again, I wonder if we’ll get a report from Grinch or Scribe on the KC promoted denizen party last night. Dancing on tables? Lamp shades on heads? Arrests? I’m sure a good time was had by all.

    Back to work. See y’all ’bout game time. Home opener… love it when that happens.

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  327. 334 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    FLB, Gil, Yeah…I was careful. 😕
    SG, I’ve been wondering what the 411 was on that group. Nary a post by any of them. Scribe I think is a bad influence on our pure as driven snow Grinch! 😛

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  328. 335 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Need to hit the hay….just in case someone doesn’t know, I think there are 3 games on ESPN today…..might be one now…too tired to check.
    Oh, why, oh why did we have a one game road trip??? Was this being nice since I think the Nationals opened up Turner field??? If that’s the reason, it’s fine…but, I still don’t get playing only one game there…..

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  329. 336 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Berigan… the same could be asked of why MLB opened the season in Japan…

    Hopefully the weather will be nicer in Atlanta tonight.

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  330. 337 ssiscribe March 31, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    Figure I best check in and let everybody know the group is alive and well after the get-together for the season opener last night. A good time indeed was had by all (especially me, as I enjoyed copious amounts of sweet tea and water … seriously, no booze for me).

    Now, last night (noted transition by the Scribe): Tough loss last night. Didn’t run the bases very well at all. One bad inning from Huddy; one bad pitch from Moylan. It happens. Braves’ bats won’t be held to two runs very often, and I’ll take two runs in seven innings from Hudson all season long. All in all, good to see a game that actually counts, even if the Bravos lost …

    Now, tonight (noted transition by the Scribe): It’s gonna be cold here in the A, so bundle ’em up if you’re going. Way I see it, it’s good training for bundling up for October night games at Turner Field. CAN’T WAIT to get to the yard later this afternoon!!

    Time to get that first win but first … fish to fry.

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

    P.S.: The MLB Extra Innings package is awesome! May be the best money I’ve spent in a long, long time. Just watched Edgar drive in the first run of the Tigers’ season; figure Detroit will score about 1,050 more between now and the end of September.

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  331. 338 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Domination!

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  332. 339 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Sitting here watching the Nats and the Phillies, Ray King is still Ray King… Game tied 6-6 in the bottom of the 7th. The Phillies ballpark is a joke for a major league venue. Too many cheap homeruns. There needs to be an astrick placed beside any Phillies’ player who is in the record book at the end of the season.

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  333. 340 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    8 – 6 Nats, top of the ninth… Phillies’ fans are jumping off buildings….

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  334. 341 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Flash Gordon is the flash no more….

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  335. 342 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 5:48 pm

    Gil; The two we had bounce off the wall in DC would have been tape-measures in Philly. Oh well.

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  336. 343 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    10-6 DC…. and the fans are caling for Charlie Manuel’s job. The season is officially open in the City of Brotherly Love.

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  337. 344 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    008… No doubt that 14 foot wall is going to cheat a lot of hitters out of homeruns this year.

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  338. 345 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    Willie Harris still can’t hit….

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  339. 346 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Nations bat around in the ninth scoring 5. Now, if they can hang on, they will be 2 games over 500 for the first time since 2005….

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  340. 347 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    By the way… On the Braves and Stuff blog… This is Stuff…. 🙂

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  341. 348 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    I see they are digging at Stonehenge. You think they are looking for Jimmy Hoffa?

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  342. 349 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Nats Win, Nats Win…. Now it’s up to the Braves to complete my day.

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  343. 350 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    They need to dig in Giant’s Stadium if they want to find Hoffa…

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  344. 351 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    Who’s going to do the play-by-play? We don’t get the game up here.

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  345. 352 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    I’m going to eat and hurry back so I can get a good seat in front of the computer. Come to think of it can you save it for me?

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  346. 353 Bob, journalist March 31, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    Nats win and Braves on TV in Nashville supposedly … Comcast 27 CSS!

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  347. 354 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 6:40 pm

    Stuff: This is a very cool invention. Check it out. No need to watch the whole thing… just a few seconds and you have the idea.

    Pretty cool, huh?

    If you think that’s cool, check this next one, but watch the whole clip. Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway, also designed what you are about to see. Listen and watch what he did in just 13 months. Shows what creativity and technology can do, when directed toward a special purpose. Now, this is very cool.

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  348. 355 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Hello Sir Bob. Glad you’re able to get the game in Nashville. I expect we will also have it on TV here in Savannah but the listings don’t show it scheduled, even though other baseball has been scheduled and on today and tonight.

    Not having TBS covering all Braves games this year or the last few has not been so good, especially when on Fox Sports (the worst game coverage and annc.). I suppose the last few years has been a weaning process of sorts. Miss Skip too. Thing is, now I’m never sure what channel our Braves are going to show up. On the brighter side, at least I usually know when I’ll show up these days.

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  349. 356 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    Where is Raisins? He is our best play-by-play man. Am I going to have to live with SG? 😆

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  350. 357 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    SG… It is why I forked over the money for the MLB package, This is my third year because I am way out of market as far as the Braves go.

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  351. 358 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    play by play… Peachtree TV has gaps in their audio feeds… Going to be a long night

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  352. 359 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Oh the humanity, I am going to have to watch the Pittsburg feed…

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  353. 360 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    Gil; I’m on fixed income. I can only afford one “ticket”. I chose the NFL. So, during baseball season, I am a beggar.

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  354. 361 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Let me know soon if anyone is going to do the do. If not, I don’t want to waste pillow time.

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  355. 362 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Yes, I know about the fixed income… They keep “fixing it so I have less each year” .. I think I got spoiled by TBS coverage. They really did have an excellent camera crew.

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  356. 363 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I will do the best I can 008 but let me know if you crash…

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  357. 364 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    Okay.. Glavin is still pitching left handed so I guess his arm has not fallen off

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  358. 365 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    You da man, Gil. I don’t expect a blow-by-blow. Just let me know what’s happening. Thanks.

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  359. 366 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:19 pm

    Looks pretty good though. walks the fist batter… Oh OH

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  360. 367 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    Wow… McCann picks the runner off first… one out

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  361. 368 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Now a soft fly out to right center… 2 outs

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  362. 369 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    You go!! McFat.

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  363. 370 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Glavin reminds me of Charlie Liebrant

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  364. 371 Salty March 31, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    wgst.com listen live on the radio…and blog.

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  365. 372 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    uh oh.

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  366. 373 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:24 pm

    Okay, soft roller to third, 6-3 put out. 3 outs with the Braves coming to bat

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  367. 374 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    I can’t get wgst. I can’t even get severe wx radio.

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  368. 375 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Kelly slices a fly to left field. 1 out

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  369. 376 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    Yuni at bat

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  370. 377 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:28 pm

    sharp single to right center by Yuni

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  371. 378 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Chipper gounds out to first, Yuni at 2nd

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  372. 379 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    SG, thats amazing!!! Hope they can get that technology out to everyone that needs it! If it can do that now, imagine how much it will improve in the future!

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  373. 380 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Tex skies one to center… 3 outs

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  374. 381 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:32 pm

    Looks like about 30,000 folks at the home opener

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  375. 382 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    That ump sucks!!!

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  376. 383 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    looks like the ump might be squeezing Glavin… Roachie hits a rope down the right field line for a double

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  377. 384 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Good grief….

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  378. 385 Salty March 31, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    http://www.wgst.com
    Listen on the computer

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  379. 386 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Man, thanks for mentioning Peachtree TV…I was searching all over! In fact, I saw a game on ESPN 2, and was going to watch some of that…and it’s in the Homerdome, my least favorite park…What was interesting is that the Angels were playing there, so Torii Hunter plays the first game back in his old park! Wonder how often that happens???

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  380. 387 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Nady grounds out 5-3 one out

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  381. 388 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Country Joe is mad at Glavine, or Bobby…Bobby will be kicked out of this game…Kotsay has a pretty good arm…

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  382. 389 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    Single through the box… runners on first and third… one out

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  383. 390 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    K

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  384. 391 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Jack Wilson at bat for the Bucs

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  385. 392 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    I like Gil’s call better. And if I listen on the computer, how can I talk to you nice folks?

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  386. 393 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Kelly Johnson boots a slow roller… one run in

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  387. 394 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Glavin should have been out of that inning, You can’t give up 4 out an inning and expect to win. Sneel grounds to Escobar 6-4 three outs

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  388. 395 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Should I say boo! or was it someone else might have booted?

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  389. 396 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Paladin, do you have trouble walking and chewing gum at the same time as well??? 😛
    Gotta cook dinner…now that makes it really hard to talk to folks here!

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  390. 397 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    Looks like Peachtree TV does not have any sponsors

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  391. 398 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    No Berigan, but talking and listening to and idiots is difficult. :mrgreen:

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  392. 399 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Kelly needs to get his head in the game… Looks too nonchalant to me.

    McCann grounds out to 2nd 4-3

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  393. 400 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    So one tell the Braves spring training is over, these games count… Frency strikes out, Kotsay flys out to left.. 3 outs

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  394. 401 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    Aren’t we supposed to have some lumber on board here? Frenchy is back to flailing at outside dirt balls.

    Patience, patience… patience… c’mon boys.

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  395. 402 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Shanzes singles to left

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  396. 403 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:57 pm

    Glavin is in trouble if he has to pitch balls across the plate

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  397. 404 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:58 pm

    K two outs

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  398. 405 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    And a stare down by Joe West…

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  399. 406 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Tommy is not going to get anyycalls tonight… Roachie singles(?) to second. 2 on with 2 out

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  400. 407 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    Nady strikes out looking on a hook. 3 outs 2 left on

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  401. 408 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Diaz to lead off

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  402. 409 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Diaz ground to short. Out 6-3

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  403. 410 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Joe West has no idea what the strike zone is supposed to look like.

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  404. 411 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:07 pm

    Glavin draws a walk on 5 pitches

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  405. 412 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Kelly singles to right… 2 on

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  406. 413 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Escobar is a good looking ballplayer 2 run triple to the right center gap

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  407. 414 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Wife is screaming at him for sliding head first into third… 🙂

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  408. 415 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    You go Escobar!! He is better than a Cuban cigar. Well, close.

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  409. 416 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Chipper drives in an RBI with ground ball to short, Tex lines out to short. 3 outs, Braves lead 3-1

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  410. 417 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Wives are like that. Whatever you do, it could have been better. 😆

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  411. 418 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    Escobar looks like he knows what he is doing everytime he comes to bat

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  412. 419 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Prado in for Kelly at 2nd… Fly ball to right, one out

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  413. 420 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    What inning? What year? What century? 😀

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  414. 421 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    A double over Francouer’s head… looks like he got turned around a little bit on that one.

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  415. 422 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    Top of the 4th

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  416. 423 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:19 pm

    Walk… two on with one out.. 76 pitches so far

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  417. 424 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you. I’ll figure out the rest. :mrgreen:

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  418. 425 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Snell squares to bunt … sac runners on 2nd and 3rd… 2 outs

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  419. 426 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    Single to center.. one run in Kotsay throws a strike to McCann,,, runner is tagged out. 3-2 Braves

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  420. 427 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    You go Kotsay!!! Andrew who?

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  421. 428 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:25 pm

    That was a nice play by Kotsay. Shows how important it is for the pitcher to get that bunt down.

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  422. 429 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    BIG FLY BY MCCANN>>>>

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  423. 430 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    That’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout. Solo shot BMac

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  424. 431 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    That would have cleared the green monster… 4-2 Braves

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  425. 432 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    Back Back Back???

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  426. 433 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I missed the opening ceremonies and the first inning…

    Did Glavine receive big cheers? Standing O? Hope so.

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  427. 434 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    Bobby is going to the WHIP!!!

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  428. 435 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Frenchy get a walk. Good eye kid.

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  429. 436 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Snell walks Frenchy…

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  430. 437 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Frenchy? Thje guy who never met a 1st pitch he didn’t like? Is that the Frenchy you are talking about?

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  431. 438 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Now.. What say Kotsay? Force out one out.

    Why do I love saying that so much?

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  432. 439 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    Kotsay grounds to second. Frenchy out on a FC

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  433. 440 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:32 pm

    i think Jeff embarrassed himself on that first at bat and got patient. It worked.

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  434. 441 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Kotsay to 2nd on a wild pitch

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  435. 442 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    SG.. I hope he was embarrassed, it embarrassed me and I’m not playing,

    Diaz grounds to second. Kotsay to third

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  436. 443 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    Glavin strikes out… end of 4th

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  437. 444 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Maybe CL should buy air time on Peachtree tv… lOOKS LIKE THERE IS NO ADVERTISING AT ALL. sHOULD BE CHEAP…

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  438. 445 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Oops..

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  439. 446 Paladin March 31, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Guys, I appreciate your efforts, but I’m going to pack it in. Maybe some of the wallflowers will “bloom” when I’m gone. It is really worrying me. Probably take me 3 or 4 minutes to get to sleep. Selah.

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  440. 447 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Andrew would have got that… Sorry, couldn’t help myself… 🙂

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  441. 448 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:40 pm

    Gil, you are doing a fine PBP job. I’m trying to watch the game, pack for a trip tomorrow, feed the coons and… lessee… there’s something else. Oh… blog.

    Multi-tasking at it’s messiest.

    Lew, with the MLB package are you getting HD from them tonight? Is it the Pittsburg announcers? I’ve got the game on but it’s not an HD channel.

    Paladin, do you the aluminum foil stretched out real big and flippy flappy between those rabbit ears on your color pickcher box?

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  442. 449 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Good night 008

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  443. 450 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    A little slow on the DP opportunity

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  444. 451 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:44 pm

    Tex has really quick hands

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  445. 452 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:45 pm

    Pal, you can’t get this on radio or net? Going to bed?

    Keep one eye open. One word… Chief. Need I say more?

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  446. 453 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Nice DP by Escobar… I think Tom G,avin has become a human rain delay.. Really has slowed down in his old age

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  447. 454 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Guess we don’t need PBP anymore.

    Berigan, yea, that was a great thing… those high-tech arms for vets and such. We should give those guys everything they need and more. It’ll never match what they gave for us.

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  448. 455 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    Prado just missed that pitch

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  449. 456 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    That kid Yunel is some ballplayer…. Oscar who?

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  450. 457 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 8:54 pm

    Oscar Gamble?

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  451. 458 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Berigan<—-eatin’ taco with left, bloggin’ with my right.

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  452. 459 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    Now that was a major league double play…

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  453. 460 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    holy cow what a dp!!! And 3rd baseman before robbed chipper of a double!!!!

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  454. 461 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    See how soon I forget…. Edgar who… 🙂

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  455. 462 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    Glavine rain delay… yep. That’s because, before every pitch he’s thinkin’…

    “Damn, I’m 42. What am I doing out here on this mound? Where did my energy go? OK, forget that… Lessee… maybe I’ll throw the ol’ low and outside… nah, maybe hit’em inside…or maybe the curve…I have to quit doing this one day but… man it’s good to be back here in Atlanta… that wasn’t too bad of a welcome, my first night back in a Braves uni and all…coulda’ been better I guess… who was that jeering me anyway?…Ahh, just a fan that has a problem… must focus, focus, focus…wonder who’s gonna drop the kids at school tomorrow… whoa, mind wandering…back in the game now…focus…focus… Mac called for a low inside… no problem… that’s a good call by the kid… oh well…one more…here goes…hummphf.”

    That’s why he’s slower. More thinkin’.

    Tommy may need more “ground control” to speed up.

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  456. 463 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Edgar Bergen??? Bob might laugh at that…might not…

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  457. 464 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Okay Braves… Let;s get that run back

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  458. 465 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    Anybody:

    Did Glav get a good reception tonight?

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  459. 466 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    SG, like you, I missed the beginning….
    What’s going on in Tommy’s mind, via you… :mrgreen: He can still pitch, no doubt about it…
    Chip is not a favorite of most folks, but he’s made some very good points tonight, IMHO. Latest is why not let young pitchers pitch in , and out of trouble??? Makes sense with a team like the pirates….Tell you what, they are playing great defense tonight…they may be a good team sooner, rather than later..

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  460. 467 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Oh man, Will is back in there! (Get it??? Will Ohman! :mrgreen: 🙄 )
    You all must know by now I hate to criticize Bobby’s moves….but, why have him in after he pitched yesterday??? Now we likely can’t use him tomorrow when he might be needed to get a tough lefty out with runners on base. I know, 2 lefties were up…still…am I being overly critical???
    Now Moylan??? Don’t we have any other arms in the bullpen???

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  461. 468 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    Glavin got a nice hand in his first at bat.. Not Julio Franco proportions but not shabby..

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  462. 469 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    Small strike zone

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  463. 470 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    E-6 Unforced error

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  464. 471 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    No where to hide out there Yuni

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  465. 472 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Oh my… not this way…………

    grounder practice?

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  466. 473 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    That was a tough play for Tex, but a little blame should go his way.

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  467. 474 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I have to say that this team has been committing errors like crazy all spring. I went back and looked at some of the box scores from ST. Seems like every game there was at least one and more often than not, there were two and even three per game.

    That, to me, is a sign of some pretty poor coaching as well as some guys not focusing enough.

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  468. 475 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    you know, there was so much talk of only going with one lefty, I forgot about Ring!!! I take back my gripes about Bobby earlier….

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  469. 476 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    OOOOoOhhh I think I like this kid Ring….

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  470. 477 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Chris, and compare to the great game of Defense the Pirates have played! Gotta figure they are practicing more than us…trying harder.

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  471. 478 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    What was that great quote about a team that plays hard can beat a team with talent that doesn’t….

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  472. 479 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Chipper missed that pitch

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  473. 480 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    97 MPH from Yates???

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  474. 481 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    VERY BAD WORD!!!!!!

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  475. 482 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    I’ve seen Acosta do this before… Sometimes he cannot get people out…

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  476. 483 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Klobber, I agree. Tex should’ve could’ve scooped that one. Two wrongs made a run. Our defense had better get it’s collective act together or we’ll see more of these leads get away.

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  477. 484 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Come get him Bobby

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  478. 485 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Gil in Mechanicsville Says:
    March 31, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    What was that great quote about a team that plays hard can beat a team with talent that doesn’t….

    Hey, trying to write a new blog (Since I think we are going to need it a LOT sooner with all these posts during games)
    Don’t talk too much about this subject! 😉

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  479. 486 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    and what is the yellow dot between the 4 and the 8th inning?? to the right of 8 is two outs…oh crap….

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  480. 487 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    They just never listen to me…. 3 run homer

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  481. 488 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    For a game that started out so promising, it sure went to hell in a hurry.

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  482. 489 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Cards might just finish in last place this year….

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  483. 490 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    I sure hope this is CSS’s idea of a commercial. I’ll be really ticked if they went all “Heidi” and pre-empted this game (as bad as it has gotten) for this junk.

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  484. 491 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    We have a bullpen… we have a place for them to warm up… we have a pitching coach… we have a manager… what am I missing?

    Too many young duds with stage fright. Hope they get over it soon.

    Maybe Bobby will have that idea too. Maybe not.

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  485. 492 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Uh.. The natives sound a bit restless….

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  486. 493 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Another friggin ERROR! TIME TO PLAY BASEBALL GIRLS! GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!

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  487. 494 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Umm….I know I couldn’t scope those balls, but I am not a professional 1st baseman. LaRoche would have had at least one of those 2 he missed, IMO.

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  488. 495 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    That’s right… you are going to have to strike him out to end this

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  489. 496 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    or scoop those balls…might be able to scope them…cat in the lap again…

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  490. 497 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    OMG… It’s the 89 Braves….

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  491. 498 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    CSS just went to basketball. That fits. Good ol’ Braves coverage. Now the game is back. What the ?????

    Not a pretty start. Fundamental errors, cost of entry capabilities seem missing. Forget the good press and the hype… Braves are going to have to dig out of this mindset. And it’s only the second game.

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  492. 499 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Time to stop reading the press releases and play baseball…

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  493. 500 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    need base runners… You are 4 runs down guys…

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  494. 501 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Uh… may as well switch to the basketball game fellas… These guys are done.

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  495. 502 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Yeah Gil, where is the chip on their shoulder?

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  496. 503 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Another space cadet on TV

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  497. 504 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    ANOTHER VERY BAD WORD!!!!!!

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  498. 505 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    SG, I suspect that whatever CSS put up there was the regularly scheduled 10 pm show. Someone needs to tell Peachtree and CSS about how to communicate. I’ve noticed a bunch of mistakes tonight. Shouldn’t complain too loudly about it though, at least they’re showing the game.

    Or should I say “pitiful excuse for a game”. They’ve been playing flat for the last week or so and someone needs to light a fire under their cans. They are going thru the motions, nothing more.

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  499. 506 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    ANOTHER VERY BAD WORD!!!!!!

    Gil, what’s that mean?

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  500. 507 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:18 pm

    Uh guys… It’s not too late to jump on the Nationals’ band wagon with me… 🙂

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  501. 508 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Don’t want to use language that would get me banned to the doghouse…

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  502. 509 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    Good thing Jeff has options…

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  503. 510 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Oooohhhhhh I get it!!!! I feel like an idiot now. I’ve been saying some bad words here too! Scares the cat.

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  504. 511 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    What in the wide, wide world of sports is a-goin’ on here?!? 😯

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  505. 512 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    Put a fork in them because they are done…

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  506. 513 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Raisins, it is ugly tonight. Very ugly.

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  507. 514 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    A VOR siting!!!

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  508. 515 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Eeeeewwww… 😡

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  509. 516 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    C’mon MattyD!

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  510. 517 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Gil, does your back hurt as much as mine does watching Diaz bend backwards???? 😯

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  511. 518 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Joe West wasn’t callin’ those for Tommy!

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  512. 519 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    Country Joe is tired, now the strike zone is way wide….

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  513. 520 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    Voice of Raisins, BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn….great minds, thinking alike! 😆

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  514. 521 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    It is one of those night where you need to be swinging because nobody knows what a strike will be.

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  515. 522 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    Is there an emoticon for praying?

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  516. 523 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:36 pm

    Okay, whats the bet that one pitch will be thrown and Prado will hit into a DP?

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  517. 524 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Oh if only wordpress had them!


    This was next to it, the old fashioned way…
    [-o<

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  518. 525 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    🙂

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  519. 526 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    I said it earlier. Joe West has no idea of what the strike zone is.

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  520. 527 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    C’mon Yuney!

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  521. 528 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:40 pm

    A grand slam still leaves you a run down… make him throw a strike Yuni..

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  522. 529 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    Break out the respirator, there are still signs of life…

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  523. 530 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    A walk leads to a run, almost as exciting as a sac fly! 😛 Come on Chipper!!!!

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  524. 531 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Big fly, Tex!!! C’mon!!!

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  525. 532 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    It worked!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me try it again…
    COME ON TEX!!!!!

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  526. 533 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    (sound of chewed nails hitting the floor…)

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  527. 534 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    That was a pretty big fly… just not very far…

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  528. 535 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Cap Lock screwed it up…

    Come on McCann!!!!

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  529. 536 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I don’t believe this !!!!!!

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  530. 537 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Un- be-lievable!!!

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  531. 538 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    I can’t believe it….

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  532. 539 Carolina Lady March 31, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Are y’all believing this???

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  533. 540 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Still worked, somehow!!!!
    Come on Jeff….not fast enough…sorry!

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  534. 541 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Who would have thunk it????

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  535. 542 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Mrs. Raisins made the very astute observation that Chipper was haulin’ butt even though Mac’s fly looked like a can o’corn. His hustle enable him to score on the play.

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  536. 543 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I believe y’all are on the same wavelenth!!!! 😯

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  537. 544 Carolina Lady March 31, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    After the game, come back and read this. It’s for real:
    http://www.snopes.com/computer/virus/mailserver.asp

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  538. 545 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Mrs. Raisins is very astute!!! They just showed that, as I am sure you now know….

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  539. 546 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    😯 What is goin’ on?

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  540. 547 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Marvin Gaye asked that very question FLB!!!
    Everyone’s fastball is very flat, ain’t it???

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  541. 548 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Dang! This game has been on almost 4 hours!

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  542. 549 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Not exactly fooling them is he?

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  543. 550 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    LaRoche looks like Bert from Sesame Street… 😀

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  544. 551 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Gil, one of those amazing things about this game. Another night, his fastball will be straight as an arrow, but no one can catch up to it…at the same speed!!

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  545. 552 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    VOR, :mrgreen: You are so right!

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  546. 553 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    I’m getting tired, I’ve been watching baseball since 3 o’clock…

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  547. 554 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Got away with a hanger!

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  548. 555 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Walk it off Gil!

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  549. 556 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    Gil, you can’t leave now! Plus, the AStros and Pads are playing on ESPN2! Dude, it’s Opening Day (the third). You’ve gotta watch until you fall asleep at the tv!

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  550. 557 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:01 pm

    Is it just me, or does “Peachtree TV” have a far superior game production then lofty ESPN?

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  551. 558 Carolina Lady March 31, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    When you have a chance, read this great article by Carroll Rogers about Skip Carey:

    http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sports/braves/stories/2008/03/31/skipcaray_0401.html

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  552. 559 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    VOR, I think it’s because it’s the old TBS crew I was wondering about just yesterday. They mentioned Glenn Diamond as well…It’s TBS in other words. Same channel here in the ATL…so funny…Skip is even going to be on in a day or two!!

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  553. 560 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    Brave should send Hampton up to bunt

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  554. 561 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    As good as a bunt…

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  555. 562 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Come on Pena!!!!

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  556. 563 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    Looked like Kot was stealin’ signals. 😀

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  557. 564 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Joe West is a jerk….

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  558. 565 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Come on Brayan!

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  559. 566 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    What a weird strikzone

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  560. 567 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Man! 😡

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  561. 568 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Man, Bryan hit that on the screws!!! 😦

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  562. 569 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Oh well… lucky or good….

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  563. 570 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    I like the “celebs” they get for those Zaxby’s ads. Who exactly is that guy??? Was he on Fresh Prince???

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  564. 571 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    The MLB feed of Peachtree TV has no commercials, it’s kind of strange,,, but good…

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  565. 572 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Jair Jurrjens just went out to the bully. He’s supposed to start tomorrow!

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  566. 573 Carolina Lady March 31, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    This sure is different:
    “The Braves have signed Scott Spiezio to a minor-league contract, the team announced Monday.

    The infielder/outfielder was released by St. Louis on Feb. 27 after being charged in a six-count complaint involving drunken driving and assault in a December car crash. The Orange County (Calif.) district attorney charged Spiezio with misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, hit and run, aggravated assault, assault and battery.”
    http://www.ajc.com/braves/content/sports/braves/stories/2008/03/31/spiezioburst_0331.html

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  567. 574 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Why do we have an off day tomorrow??? wouldn’t that be needed more later on, than after 2 games??? So many questions I have…Bobby always seem to be caught off guard by the chance of extra innings…

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  568. 575 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Gil, what do they show when the rest of us are looking at commercials?

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  569. 576 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    Joe West is blind…good for us this time though…

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  570. 577 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    I know it is early in the season but gee this strikzone is hard to gauge

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  571. 578 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Boy Diaz sure made that play ugly! Still made the out though.

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  572. 579 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    They build in the off days in the first week because of unpredictable early April weather… or so I have heard.

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  573. 580 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Just the view from the high home plate camera

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  574. 581 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Nice short outing for Boyer in the 11th.

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  575. 582 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Nice play by Matt D too…

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  576. 583 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    CL, I know…signing Scott Spiezio seems a bit weird. The guy is a clutch hitter though,(World series homers with the Angels and Cards I think?) and lost a sweet position in St. Louis….

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  577. 584 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Looks a little like Urkel doesn’t he?

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  578. 585 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Pleeeese not 12. Just one run. This has been the strangest game. Free baseball ain’t free tonight.

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  579. 586 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 11:21 pm

    Yunel should not have been trying to go deep. Rookie stuff.

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  580. 587 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Didn’t say that loud enough SG! Bold it next time, and use all caps when you say pleeeze, not 13! 😉

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  581. 588 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    (yawn) I am tired. They really need to finish this.

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  582. 589 Carolina Lady March 31, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    And the clock is going off when in the morning?? 😯

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  583. 590 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Glad I don’t have to drive home tonight…

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  584. 591 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Mrs. Raisins has retired for the evening. Couldn’t handle 12…

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  585. 592 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Hope Blaine has some grit. McClouth scares me.

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  586. 593 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    008 is going to be laughing at us in the morning…

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  587. 594 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    He’ll fall asleep before he gets halfway through.

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  588. 595 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    WOW! Did they just show that McClouth is 27 for 27 stealing against RHP’ers??? Might want to run him with those kind of numbers, then bunt him over….

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  589. 596 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    Got to hand it to the Pirates, they are not giving up…

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  590. 597 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    So, is Country Joe just makin’ this up as he goes along?

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  591. 598 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Uh oh

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  592. 599 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    I wouldn’t bet a nickel on this game. Unpredictable. We need a win after the comeback or it’s a double whammy.

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  593. 600 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    I love Boyer’s delivery. He just rares back and throws…

    I also love the field mics. They pick up all kind of chatter. 😀

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  594. 601 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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  595. 602 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    VERY BAD WORDS

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  596. 603 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Braves should have kept Borchard,, He would have been good for an inning..

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  597. 605 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    !@#$%^&*!@#$%^&*

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  598. 606 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Nady sold his soul, clearly…..And to think the Mets were saying how they would like to give some junk to the Pirates to get him back…..They would do well to hold onto him…

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  599. 607 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    Well, at least it won’t be a one run loss…

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  600. 608 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Well, look at it this way… We got 5 in the 9th, we only need 3 in the 12th, right?

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  601. 609 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    Gil, how do you know we won’t lose by a score of 12-11??? Seems quite fitting if you ask me….

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  602. 610 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    It’s a little like having 20 and the dealer drawing 6 cards for 21…

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  603. 611 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Shake it off CL!!! 😉

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  604. 612 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    I just have a feeling that the magic stick is tapped out…

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  605. 613 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Theres 1…

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  606. 614 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    Well,,, maybe not

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  607. 615 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I just have a feeling that the magic stick is tapped out…

    2×4? 😀

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  608. 616 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Now we know why managers have ulcers…

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  609. 617 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Potential tying run to the plate!

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  610. 618 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    I wish VOR…. I may beat my brains out with it…

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  611. 619 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    I feel sorry, a little for the Pirates manager…up 9-4 in the 9th, great game played by his team…still could lose!!!

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  612. 620 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Then again…..

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  613. 621 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    MATTY!!!

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  614. 622 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Berigan, I feel bad for Russell too. But not that bad that I want the Braves to lose!

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  615. 623 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Corky Friggin’ Miller… 😦

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  616. 624 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Never show mercy crack…

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  617. 625 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Corky Friggin’ Miller 😡

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  618. 626 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    I am ALWAYS right, when I want to be wrong, and always wrong, when I want to be right….

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  619. 627 chrisklob March 31, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    An 0-2 start was NOT what I had in mind. At least the boys showed that they have some fight in them.

    Good night everyone!

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  620. 628 Gil in Mechanicsville March 31, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Whew…. Okay, I’m done… goodnight all.

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  621. 629 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Corky !@#$%^&* Miller… 👿

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  622. 630 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    G’night… 😦

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  623. 631 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Well, I put a cork in it, or something….We cannot say this a was dull game!!! We had no idea who would win, we may have wanted a team to win…Oh well, just wait til next year! 😆 Or Weds. whichever comes first!

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  624. 632 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Corky didn’t cork one. Only one fluke magical comeback in a night usually. It’s been uglyness all around. Fundamental problems. Stage fright. Bullpen lack of focus. Errors. Fuggly.

    Did we bunt? Steal? It’s like we just played Boston and Arizona two games. If we played like the Pirates tonight we would have won… either defense or offense.

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  625. 633 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Darn it! That was a roller coaster. 🙂 … 😦 … 😯 … 😀 … 😡 … 🙂 … 😦

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  626. 634 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Well, before I put a cork in it… I meant to say…

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  627. 635 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    FBG: Well emoted… er, well faced… er, well expressed. 🙂

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  628. 636 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn March 31, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    Yep, a roller coaster for sure!!! Only the 6th inning the game on ESPN 2 😆

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  629. 637 flbravesgirl March 31, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    VOR, I always thought LaRoche looked exactly like Bert too.

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  630. 638 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Yeesh! 😯 Just turned to ESPN where they are showing highlites of LSU and NC women. Those girls, uh, or whatever, are freakin’ scary lookin’! That big tall chick from LSU… I’m gonna have nightmares…

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  631. 639 Savannah Guy March 31, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Double whammy. Bad words. Really bad words x 4. OK, I’m over it.

    Tomorrow… is… another… day.

    G’nite Scarlett.

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  632. 640 Voice of Raisins March 31, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    ESPN dude said Jason Bay misremembered how to play outfield in the 9th. 😆

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  633. 641 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 12:07 am

    Well, at least it was an exciting game. A little too sloppy at times though. I hope the bullpen has gotten all of that out of their systems now.

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  634. 642 Voice of Raisins April 1, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Wow… just read the article on Skip Carey. Scarey stuff…

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  635. 643 Voice of Raisins April 1, 2008 at 12:20 am

    Snooze time…

    C-y’all.

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  636. 644 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Not you too, VOR! Isn’t anybody still up? Berigan?

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  637. 645 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 12:36 am

    I guess not. Well 😛 .

    Good night y’all.

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  638. 646 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 1, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Huh, what??? I’m up, I’m up! Was talkin’ to my best friend(As is with most of my friends, could give a damn about baseball)
    Were’s William Wallace been these past two days????

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  639. 647 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 1, 2008 at 2:16 am

    Hey everyone!!! Congratulate me(Us!) I proposed marriage to both CL and FLB, and they both accepted!!!! Grinch found out, and was not a happy camper, to say the least. So, to be nice, I said if my fiancee(s) wanted to marry him, all four of us could be man, man, wife, and wife! They said yes! Now, the bad news. We have to move to Utah. And no, not the 21st century Utah, the 19th century Utah! 😦 So clearly, there are some bugs to work out, but we feel that we have the audacity of hope on our side….

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  640. 648 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 1, 2008 at 3:25 am

    Man, I didn’t even know Skip was sick last year, did anyone else hear about it??? Hope he makes a full recovery!

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  641. 649 BeRiGaN 5 tHe ReTuRn April 1, 2008 at 5:46 am

    A final comment (or two)before sleep. Javy Lopez threw out the first pitch! I didn’t know that! Nice move by the braves to have him do that!
    Also, from catching up with all the baseball tonight(on baseball tonight) the Braves and Pirates were not the only teams to have their bullpens blow up. Kerry Woods, and Gagne messed up in Chicago. Flash Gordon (as Gil mentioned before) was putrid. There were guys who blew saves in the AL as well, but I forget who they were! 😳 Anyway, misery loves company and all that! 😆

    Blog domination, yet again!

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  642. 650 morpheus45 April 1, 2008 at 8:13 am

    I passed out when the Braves were up 4-3. Hate it when that happens. Apparently we could have had Kolb and Reitsma in there last night with little difference. Of course, they were the PIRATES after all; that offensive juggernaut could derail anyone’s bullpen. Sigh.

    I’m angry at women again. Anyone got any they want to trade for the ones I know? Something tells me it wouldn’t make much difference, though.

    Off to the gym.

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  643. 651 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 8:29 am

    I see the Braves got April’s fool off to an early start. I am not amused.

    Raisins sayeth:

    Yeesh! Just turned to ESPN where they are showing highlites of LSU and NC women. Those girls, uh, or whatever, are freakin’ scary lookin’! That big tall chick from LSU… I’m gonna have nightmares…

    CL: That same stuff got Imus banned. I think Raisins should have to at least help clean Klobber’s saloon. 😆

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  644. 652 williamwallace April 1, 2008 at 8:43 am

    Hey, Berigan, sorry for not being around the last few days. I’m trying to get my business up and running. I’ve got a long ways to go. Fortunately, a friend gave me a brief to write that she was too lazy to write. So I’ve been consumed with that. I’ve written 50 pages on the darn subject but must now edit it down to a manageable 30 pages. I love researching and writing. I abhor editing.

    The last two nights have been a horror show but I’m trying to enjoy the season this season no matter what the results are. I have not been pleased at all with the pen and their 10.32 ERA thus far. KJ’s defense has bothered me. Chipper and Escobar are still messing up defensively like they did in the spring. Frenchy has annoyed me defensively thus far. But Hudson looked great on Sunday night, the offense looked good last night, Glavine was good and was exactly what I expect out of him this year. 5, 6 innings and keep his team in the game. Escobar wowed me last night. The Yunel Cartel thing was kinda cool. But I imagine that won’t last for long. The p.c. folks are gonna point out that it is racially insensitive and the Yunel Cartel thing will be nevermore.

    With this lineup and rotation, they are gonna be good. The difference between 85 wins and 95 wins to me is gonna be the bench and pen.

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  645. 653 Savannah Guy April 1, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Grinch, I think I just passed you as I was coming back from the gym. Be careful, there’s lots and lots of spandex in there. Don’t fall off the treadmill looking.

    Just dropped in to say hello, good morning, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight. Headed to Atlanta for all work and no play for a few. If the hotel net works and if I have anything but mush for a brain and if you are lucky I’ll see you guys at games endish or afterish. That’s a definite maybe.

    Hope the boys in navy blue have a much-needed huddle today. One of those, “spring training is over and we’re not going to take this… we…will…execute… the… damn… fundamentals”, kind of animated clubhouse chitchat before the game starts tonight. Patience at the plate. Work the pitcher. Bunt. Steal. Throw accurately to first. Dig errant throws out of the dirt. Stuff like that. Most of all… pay attention. Patience… focus… execute… think. Anyhoo, that’s my advice. Put that with $4.00 and it’ll buy you a skinny latte grande.

    It’s road warrior time. I’ll put on some traveling music and hit the highway.

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  646. 654 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 9:40 am

    ww; Since you love writing so much, how about doing about 50 pages for me on Civil Procedure. I’ll do the editing. 😀

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  647. 655 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 10:06 am

    I wish I had caught SG. Now HERE’S some traveling music.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCE48O6U4Yw – 83k – C

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  648. 656 Voice of Raisins April 1, 2008 at 10:12 am

    G’morning all… 🙂

    Traveling music –>

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  649. 657 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 10:22 am

    As Clinton would say: I guess it depends on what your definition of is is.

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  650. 658 williamwallace April 1, 2008 at 10:34 am

    Unfortunately, Paladin, I hated Civil Procedure with a passion in law school. It’s alot more fun when you are practicing it because it makes more sense when you are doing it hands on and trying to figure out ways to manipulate the procedural rules to do what you want with them. But it still sucks and studying that crap in law school was friggin’ brutal. I like the substantive parts of the law much more than the procedural aspects atlhough the best way to win is often on technicalities. I’m much more of a matter over form guy but too many in this profession love form over matter.

    I hated that Socratic crap in law school that doesn’t help anyone learn a darn thing. How does it help to spend the entire 50 minute class hearing other people giving the wrong answer and never learning what the right answer is? You would probably be a great editor. You know how to cut the fat out and get to the heart of the matter. Not me. I take you around the world in 80 days but never quite end up where I am supposed to be. The best way to learn Civil Procedure is to bite the bullet and go pay the $2500 for the BARBRI and PMBR bar review classes. Especially make sure you get the tapes. I learned more in my six weeks of BARBRI bar review classes after law school than I ever did in my 3 years of law school. If I could do law school all over again, I would have bought the books and tapes before I went to law school

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  651. 659 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Thanks, ww. Good points, as always.

    Now, here is one more. First of all, topicality. He is from Atlanta. And we he performed this, he was in his 60s. Those of you who have reached that “milestone” can appreciate what he can still do with those fingers. You young ‘uns, remember, when it’s your time.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29nurtH5r2U – 83k

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  652. 660 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 10:41 am

    “when”

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  653. 661 williamwallace April 1, 2008 at 10:45 am

    “Nevertheless, in our desire to expedite, we must heed those words of wisdom from Georgia’s greatest Chief Justice, Logan Bleckley: “Those who are impatient with the forms of law ought to reflect that it is through form that all organization is reached. Matter without form is chaos; power without form is anarchy.”

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  654. 662 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Um, Berigan, that is news to me. Also I’m pretty sure Grinch couldn’t be dragged to the altar with a team of oxen & a cannon pointed at his back.

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  655. 663 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 10:53 am

    Thanks again, ww. I’m going to save that. It may get me an “A”, down the line. 😀

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  656. 664 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 10:57 am

    FBG; Cannons and oxen, no. Red velvet cake? Even green men have been snared in that “trap”. :mrgreen:

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  657. 665 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Is there a game today/night? Or is this an “off” day? ‘Course one could say that they have had two “off” nights, in a row.

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  658. 666 Voice of Raisins April 1, 2008 at 11:04 am

    Off tonight, pally.

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  659. 667 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 11:09 am

    This is a great explanation of the tax rebate program recently enacted by Congress. If you don’t understand how it will work maybe this explanation will help:

    50,000 people bought tickets to a baseball game, but the game was rained out. A refund was then due to the ticket holders.

    The team was about to mail refunds when a group of Congressional Democrats stopped them and suggested that they send out the ticket refunds based on the Democrat National Committee’s interpretation of fairness.

    Originally the refunds were to be paid based on the price each person had paid for the tickets. Unfortunately that meant most of th e refund money would be going to the ticket holders that had purchased the most expensive tickets. This, according to the DNC, is considered totally unfair. A decision was then made to pay out the refunds in this manner:

    People in the $10 seats will get back $15. After all, they have less money to spend on tickets to begin with. Call it an ‘Earned Income Ticket Credit.’ Persons ‘earn’ it by having few skills, poor work habits, and low ambition, thus keeping them at entry-level wages.

    People in the $25 seats will get back $25, because it ‘seems fair.’

    People in the $50 seats will get back $1, because they already make a lot of money and don’t need a refund. After all, if they can afford a $50 ticket, they must not be paying enough taxes.

    People in the $75 luxury box seats will each have to pay an additional $25 because it’s the ‘right thing to do’.

    People walking past the stadium that couldn’t afford to buy a ticket for the game each will get a $10 refund, even though they didn’t pay anything for the tickets. They need the most help. They are either lazy or think that society owes them for just being born. Sometimes this is known as Affirmative Action.

    Now do you understand?

    If not, contact Representative Nancy Pelosi, Senator Ted Kennedy or Senator Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama for assistance.

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  660. 668 ssiscribe April 1, 2008 at 11:17 am

    Top of the morning, good people. Yes, the sun is out along the southern rim of the capital city. Let’s just say I for one am glad March is behind us now …

    Bravos didn’t look good in the field last night or in the bullpen. But I’m encouraged about the two comebacks. Got to watch both of them on TV; my little guys were wiped out by the seventh inning, so we cruised to the house. It was entertaining, for sure.

    GREAT to be back in the yard last night. Lotta fun, despite the errors and the bullpen blowing up. As I wrote on http://www.bigleagueblog.net a while ago, it’s a long, long season, so everybody just relax. Things will be fine, good denizens.

    And with that, I must run to fry more fish. Busy week down here, but that’s a good thing, indeed. Hope all is well; try to jump back on board later on.

    For now, the Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  661. 669 Voice of Raisins April 1, 2008 at 11:29 am

    palomino: 😆 😆 😆

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  662. 670 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Scribe, I put a permanent link to your blog on our Blog Roll. 🙂

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  663. 671 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Off day for the blog too?

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  664. 672 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Watson, notice these cake crumbs on the floor. They may give us a clue to who was here last. Get them up while I look around…..WATSON! you are not supposed to be eating them…Bag them!!

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  665. 673 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    🙂 Paladin

    I was beginning to think everyone had run away.

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  666. 674 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    My avatar keeps going AWOL. Did Watson eat it too?

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  667. 675 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Hi, FBG! Your avatar is right there! Need to reboot, maybe? That might help.
    🙂

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  668. 676 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    Yeah, it’s back now. Just went a-missin’ for a moment.

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  669. 677 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    FBG; I don’t know where the usual group of suspects is. I was here earlier and when I could no longer get anyone to talk, I left. Been working and stopped by for a moment and decided to give you a little friendly nudge. C yah later.

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  670. 678 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Does “is” go with group, which would make it correct. Or does is go with suspects that would require “are”? When in doubt: is/are

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  671. 679 ssiscribe April 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    Hey everybody, on this off day for the Braves — a much-needed off day, one would think. Hopefully the team can shake off these first two games and hit the reset button as we get ready to start it again tomorrow night at Turner Field.

    Maybe that’s where everybody is at today on the Esteemed Braves And Stuff, taking a break from the furious pace of blogging we’re having here. I mean furious in a good way. It’s nice to come back in here after going to the game (as we did last night) and see the comments, the ebb and flow of emotion, to see in everybody’s words the hope, frustration and sheer emotion we experienced at Turner Field. It’s clear we love this team, without a doubt. I believe we’ll start seeing better results on the field; this team is too good not to perform better.

    CL: Thanks for the spot in the blogroll! Greatly appreciated. I don’t like to do the whole self-promotion thing, but I did post my link this morning because I felt it was relevant to the discussion and the mood of Braves Nation following the two losses. If I stepped across a line there, please accept my sincerest apologizes!

    And now, a final fish to fry before getting ready for T-ball practice. And what’s up with this weather? It’s nearly 80 degrees here! At least it’ll be nice chasing line drives and ground balls — and little tykes — across the diamond later this afternoon.

    Selah, good folks!

    The Scribe abides.

    –30–

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  672. 680 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    I think “is” is correct. However, it’s been quite some time since high school English so don’t take my word as gospel.

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  673. 681 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    I just stopped over to read your blog, Scribe. Good stuff. And yes, it is much too early for panic.

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  674. 682 ssiscribe April 1, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Paladin: “Is” is the correct usage there, as suspects is the object of the preposition. Group is your subject, and group is singular, so “is” is the correct verb form.

    Sorry, couldn’t help but answer your question as I get ready to jet from here. When in doubt, is/are works just fine in this space, methinks. It’s a blog, after all, and no grammar or spelling police reside here 🙂 … just good people, Braves, and Stuff.

    –30–

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  675. 683 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Hi, Scribe! No problem whatsoever; I just wanted you to know that you have an honored place on our Blog Roll. The link was most relevant so no apologies in order anywhere. ‘Scribe’ and ‘self-promotion’ are never found in the same sentence. 🙂

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  676. 684 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    FBG and Scribe, thanks. With the blog profs on sabbatical, it is well we have subs. And we all know what a stickler CL is on grammar. 😀 And I don’t need any remedial writing assigned.

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  677. 685 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Here is something that, to me, is as scary as anything Stephen King could write.

    WAYCROSS, Ga. (AP) – Police say a group of third-graders plotted to attack their teacher, bringing a broken steak knife, handcuffs, duct tape and other items for the job and assigning children tasks including covering the windows and cleaning up afterward.

    The plot by as many as nine boys and girls at Center Elementary School in south Georgia was a serious threat, Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner said Tuesday.

    “We did not hear anybody say they intended to kill her, but could they have accidentally killed her? Absolutely,” Tanner said. “We feel like if they weren’t interrupted, there would have been an attempt. Would they have been successful? We don’t know.”

    The children, ages 8 and 9, were apparently mad at the teacher because she had scolded one of them for standing on a chair, Tanner said.

    They could be expelled, but a prosecutor said they are too young to be charged with a crime under Georgia law.

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  678. 686 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    😯 That is horrifying. How could 8 & 9 year-olds even come up with such an idea?

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  679. 688 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    It’s what she did to them, SG! Scolding one for standing on a chair. That is heinous!

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  680. 689 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    What kind of people do they have for parents? Where the heck did they get handcuffs from?!

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  681. 690 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    I’m sorry. I wrote SG, when I meant FBG. I think I had better go back to work. Bye

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  682. 691 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Children these days aren’t told ‘no.’ They are barely civilized anymore.

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  683. 692 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    Any mall.

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  684. 693 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Just watch: some parent is going to lodge a complaint against the teacher.

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  685. 694 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I always thought “Lord of the Flies” was a very disturbing book. Children with no supervision, turning into little savages. That seems to be happening in the real world here. I hope their parents are under some scrutiny now ’cause boy, have they flunked Child-Rearing 101.

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  686. 695 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    You mean you can buy handcuffs in a mall? Who would sell them to a little kid?

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  687. 696 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    They consider them “toys”.

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  688. 697 flbravesgirl April 1, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    😯

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  689. 698 Paladin April 1, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    And no one said they bought them. Their “parents” may have bought them for other “games”.

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  690. 699 chrisklob April 1, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, here’s a little something to take you back in time……

    http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1119283/index.htm

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  691. 700 Carolina Lady April 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    700 posts so –
    NEW BLOG IS UP!! 🙂

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