Monday, March 18, 2013

NCAA Bracket Contest

Post by William

We've decided to have a bracket contest this year. First Place will be a Starbucks gift card. Please email your brackets to

You may print the bracket from this link:

Sheets are due before tipoff of the noon games on Thursday.

1 - We will count the "play in" games, but your turn in deadline is not until Thursday before noon. Pay attention and be sure to get those correct since they will be decided by Wednesday morning. I am expecting 100% correct answers out of all. Any wrong selections are ripe for group ridicule.

2 - Sheets will be scored as follows - Picking the champion, then the number of total wins, and be sure to write the total number of points you predict will be scored in the final game as a tie breaker.

Here is a schedule for the first sets of games with channels

TV Schedule

Good luck!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The offense is looking strong... with one exception.

Post by Mike

I know it is early, but after 12 Spring games, the Braves are ranked fourth offensively without McCann and Simmons in the lineup.

Gattis is making a strong argument to be on the opening day roster with a .421 average and OBP of .451. He has also been listed as a Catcher on the roster and depth chart.

Pastornicky is also showing some good signs with .409 and .435.

Here are a few other players with average/OBP:
B Upton  .320 /.320
J Upton  .292/.320
Freeman .383/.385

There is, however, one recurring theme. Uggla is still lost at the plate.He is hitting only .130 with 3 hits, one homer, and a .259 OBP. YUCK! He may start the season in Gwinnett! Put Pastornicky at second and let Uggla become the highest paid minor leaguer ever!

Brave's Spring Stats