Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Chipper a first ballot inductee?

Post by Mike
DOB discusses Chipper as a first ballot HOF, and the 2013 plate power.

What the... Miami as a 1 seed... UNC in a play in game?

Post by Mike

It is the time of the year to get up to speed on NCAA basketball. So I clicked on Jerry Palm's bracket projections and got very confused.

Miami as a 1 seed in the East and UNC in a "Play In Game"? Man that Russian meteor really messed stuff up.

And oh yeah... there is one team from Georgia projected to make the field... The Mercer Bears are projected as a 16 seed in the West.

Check out the projected bracket here: Jerry Palm's Bracket

No place to put him.

Post by Mike
The Braves are in an interesting dilemma, they have too many bats and not enough roster spots.

On Sunday Chipper Jones watched batting practice and lit up Twitter with comments about Up-Up-and-JHey. Then a non roster invitee named Evan Gattis, also know as El Oso Blanco after his impressive winter league performance in South America, came to the plate.

Apparently his power is overwhelming and it was reported his homers flew further than any of the day.

Then on Monday, Craig Kimbrel threw batting practice. In a thirty minute session he surrendered only two hits, both by Gattis. The second hit came after Kimbrel buzzed the tower at 98, then tried to get a curve by the Oso Blanco.

So where does this guy fit in? He is 6'4" - 230, plays catcher, first, or left. The last time I checked we have those spots filled.

It is a nice problem to have, but this kid has to play every day! I suspect he will be in Gwinnett in April, but wouldn't it be nice to see him rather than Schafer pinch hitting in late innings.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Another reason to surround yourself with good people

Post by William

Here is reason # 7609 to surround yourself with good people

Today is one of my nephews 5th birthday. Shelley Ritchie is sending him a box of her goodies from her company Moondance Desserts. Very sweet of her and I know that Carson will appreciate it as well.

So, when you're out and about and you see any of Shelley's products, BUY THEM ALL!!!

Here is her website. Scroll around and see what she has and where you can get it. I know for a fact that Moondance products are at Whole Foods.

Moondance Desserts

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Would you guys PLEASE speed up?? We haven't got all day

Post by William

Meth Lab on a Golf Course

I could go a million directions on this. I'll leave it up to you guys

It's official. I've gotten old

Not real sure what this is. Maybe the "kids" get it. Must be getting old. Bet they"re not doing this in Tuscaloosa after this week's events over there. Bet they wouldn't do it before this week's events either.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Finally! It's here....

Post by Mike

Pitchers and catchers report Monday, and we'll begin the process of building a roster.

The rotation and most positions are pretty much settled baring something unforeseen. The few questions are:

1 - Who opens the season behind the plate while McCann rehabs? I am betting Bethancourt or possibly Gattis. Laird was signed to be a backup and those younger guys need to play everyday.

2 - What will the bench look like, and who will be able to give Freeman a day off? One glance at the depth chart shows we have plenty of options at every position with the single exception of first base.

Braves current depth chart.

I'm guessing if FF needs a day off Francisco or Reed Johnson could fill in. Ernesto Mejia is on the 40, but he is too much of a talent not play everyday. He did lite up the winter leagues, but it is doubtful we can carry two first basemen.

3 - Who makes the opening roster - Schafer or Constanza? Personally, I'm pulling for Georgie.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

5 in a row? Never thought that possible

Post by William

Dogs go for 5 SEC wins in a row tomorrow night in Knoxville. 3 weeks ago, I didn't think Dogs could beat DWS 5 times in a row. Still not very good, but getting better.

Weds night at 8pm on Mediacom Channel 26

Monday, February 4, 2013

Season ending %

Post by William

With a win in the Super Bowl yesterday, I finished the season 110-85-3. That's a 56.4 winning percentage. Remember folks, that's against the spread. Not too bad if I do say so. So even with the "Juice", I came out ahead.

Thank you all for playing along all year. Mike will be hitting the Braves hard coming up soon. I'll be checking in every so often with my keen, astute observations.

7 months til' kickoff Labor Day weekend. Dogs at Dabo.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Super Bowl Pick

Post by William

Could really care less since the Falcons lost 2 weeks ago but I need to finish the season.

I'll take the Ravens plus 4.

My nephews and I figured out this morning we go 7 months without football. The youngest, who is 4, told me we should ask God for more football. I love my nephews.