Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Does anybody really care??

So you'll get to see these uniforms either during or after you see the ASSWHIPPING that UGA puts on South Carolina/The Evil Genius/The Ole Ball Coach/Criminal Garcia on Sept 10.

Will you really watch that game? Does anybody really care? Makes me yawn just thinking about it. Musberger and Herbie. Poor guys.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mediacom neglect of Braves viewers is roiling the customer base.

Post by Mike
The anger just won't stop and Mediacom doesn't seem to care. I personally know of a dozen people that have switched from cable to dish since the start of the MLB season. We are 43 games into a 162 game schedule and 12 account transfers from my limited exposure to the World.

Let's face it, I barely know 12 people total, so magnify this number across the Southeast and you may begin to get an idea of the scope of this issue. Still the cable provider is unwilling to bend, and when certain fans began complaining on the company Facebook page, the post were promptly deleted and the complainant was blocked from page access.

My early season post about the company neglecting baseball fans has had 11 comments posted. Here is what our readers are saying:

Braves fan said...

From Danny Aller's story in the Albany Herald:

After all, Bloom noted, Braves fans represent only a portion of its overall customer base -

Ms. Bloom, I think that portion is about to get even smaller

Anonymous said...

My 88 year old grandmother has Mediacom just to watch the Braves. That is all she wants and now she can't understand why Peachtree is no longer available. I happened to come across your post in my effort to search for answers. She is fixed income and can't afford a MLB package. It really is a shame. However Mediacom had no problem coming out, giving her the digital upgrade, added stars for 58 more bucks a month and never explained she still wouldn't get Peachtree anymore.

Anonymous said...

I keep hoping that Mediacom will cave and pay the price for the Braves! I really don't want to go to the trouble to get a satellite dish, but I will. On the night of the home opener, we raced home so excited about the game and then we couldn't find them on the Guide. When I called Mediacom and got the recording, I could've climbed through the phone to strangle someone! To make it even worse, they knew they weren't going to broadcast the game, but didn't bother to let their customers know. I just keep hoping enough people will pressure them to make them carry the Braves. We don't have an ideal place for a satellite, but I guess we'll have to improvise. This really stinks! Are you listening, Mediacom???

Anonymous said...

Mediacom is a sorry ass excuse for a cable company. Can't pay a little for the Braves, but if you look at their lineup they sure have a place to look at a good bit of porn if you want. All they care about is the bottom line.

I'm calling Direct TV in the morning to get someone out here in Valdosta to see what pine trees I need to cut to get sat again. Then I'll be cutting Mediacom out of my house.

Teheran gets his second call to start in the bigs. The Braves are DEEP.

Posted by Mike

Teheran gets the call.

The Braves have the deepest pitching staff in baseball. Tim Hudson. Derek Lowe, Tommy Hanson, Jair Jurrjens, and Brandon Beachy as starters on the main club, and Mike Minor and Julio Teheran seasoning in Gwinett. Plus Kris Medlen will be coming off the DL in August. We are stacked with starters, but only have one baseball. It is a nice problem to have. The Braves currently lead the National League with a 2.99 ERA. The Phillies are second with 3.13.

The bull pen is solid too. Closer Craig Kimbrel has a 95 mph fastball, but can be shaky at times. Setup man Jonny Venters is unhitable. His slider may be the best in baseball.

Check out the National League team pitching stats - CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 12, 2011

"I'm here to win like every other week"

Post by William

That's what Tiger said yesterday. Claimed the knee was good.

Chunked TWO 24yd wedges in the water on #4, shot 42 on the front,  then withdraws.

I could go so many ways here.

Enter your thoughts below.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Is it time to cut Brooks Conrad?

Posted by Mike
It may be time to say good bye to Brooks Conrad. While he was a star pinch hitter last season and saved a few big games with his bat, his fielding cost the Braves dearly in the post season, and so far this year he is hitting .133 coming off the bench. Team stats..

He has 15 at bats with two hits and one RBI. For comparison, Derek Lowe has 11 at bats with two hits
and one RBI.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Do Yankees know how to count???

Post by William

Congratulations to the Phillies for making last night the 143rd consecutive sellout. That's fantastic.

How much do you charge all the invisible people that were sitting in the large blocks of seats in the upper deck we all saw in the 5th inning? If your consecutive streak means that much to you, well good for you. That's a joke.

By the way, my pitching staff is better than yours.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Who is Julio Teheran? Braves close the gap to 3.5 games,

Post by Mike
Great game in Philly Friday night! Box Score. Now we get to see the 5th rated minor league prospect Julio Teheran who got the call for a spot start tonight.

The team will also be considering options to deal with the back injury to Moylan, as it appears to be a surgery situation. Will the Braves keep Teheran around for a few months to fill in as a middle reliever, or send him back to the minors? My guess is he is headed back to Gwinett. The Braves don't make moves like that with a hot talent.

It's a sad, sad day

Seve Ballesteros died last night. It's a sad day for golf.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A nice night to have 3 tvs!!!!

Post by William

It's a nice night to have 3 tvs in my den.

7pm        Braves at Phillies     SportSouth

7pm        Bulls at Hawks game 3   ESPN

7pm        Iron Chef America     Food Network

8pm        2 hours of Diners Drive-ins and Dives

Good solid night of viewing

This is a big series in May for the Braves.

Posted by Mike
This is as big as a series gets in the month of May. The Braves trail the Phillies by 4.5 games, and have won 10 of their last 13 games. Win the series and you close the gap to 3.5 games. Lose and you you will be at 5.5. A sweep in favor of the Braves would get us to 1.5. Let's don't even think about the other option.

Next weekend is equally big when the Phillies come to the Ted. That's six games in 10 days vs. the league leaders.

A side note - Mediacom customers will miss two of these games next weekend.

David Hale reports that Roy Oswalt is back with the team, and is penciled in to start Saturday's game.

Tonight Lowe (2-3, 3.72 ERA) will pitch against Lee (2-2, 3.66 ERA). Saturday looks like Jurgens (3-0, 1.53 ERA) vs. Oswalt (3-1, 3.33 ERA), and Sunday will likely be Hanson (4-3, 2.63 ERA) vs. Hamels (4-1, 2.66 ERA)

Listening to Braves on radio will give you additional insight into the inner workings of the team. Maybe it is because their is more air time to fill and no graphics to fill it with. Here are few of the interesting points discussed in Thursday's game:

- Minor league pitching coach Dave Wallace has filled in perfectly for Roger McDowell. In the pregame remarks Leo Mazone said the organization is so soundly structured from top to bottom that Wallace knows his biggest challenge is to not over manage. The Braves have a coaching philosophy of "if it ain't broke don't fix it", and have stuck to that plan since his days rocking at Bobby's side. Mazone recalled the story of being on a team plane when some young rookie approached him and wanted to discuss flaws in Maddux's delivery and timing.

Mazone asked the kid "how many Cy Young's have you won?"

- Mazone also said the biggest challenge to developing a pipeline of talent is starts. The best talent in the organization is strung out in the minor league system to insure each pitcher gets his starts. The top two pitching prospects are Mike Minor and Julio Tehran. Both are on the Gwinett team.

On Guitar.......Rod Holt

Post  by William

Good friend of the blog, Rod Holt, will be playing tonight at Austin's starting around 7. Go and help Rod feel like a rock star.