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Walk-Off Walk

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Are the Braves just…lucky?

I scour the facebook landscape for the best commentary on the Atlanta Braves.  Well, not the best, but the strangest.  And in a great many of these wonderful, level-headed exchanges, I, and other crazy bastards like myself, have provided this irrefutable fact.  The Atlanta Braves are in first place.  I even looked it up.  Yep, the Nats, after beating the Diamondbacks, are 38-38.  The Braves, after beating the Royals, are 45-33.  According to math, a…

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Random Prospect of the Day: 2012 Review

I had a couple of recurring posts during the first go-around…hey, I did have 46 posts so it’s not like I never updated this blog…and one of those recurring bits was the Random Prospect of the Day.  Generally, every weekend, I would get a random.org number, go to b-r, and alternate pitcher/position player to introduce myself and any sad bastard reading this blog to a (often unknown) player in the organization.  Six times I did…

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So…hey..

I am not so good at keeping a blog active.  Real life got in the way…new house, remodeling our old house and selling it, being an awesome stay-at-home dad…but I would like to get back into this blog and since nobody is reading, this would be a superb way to waste my time. —— I am baffled by Atlanta Braves fans, even though I know I shouldn’t be.  Comments I read after losing 3 of…

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What To Do With the Six-Man Cluster****

Again, sorry for the lateness of getting back into the blog posting bit.  Today, we signed the contract on our house and Tuesday, we have an inspection.  So…that part is good. Against my advice, the Braves and their mental midget-in-charge Fredi Gonzalez chose to go with a six-man rotation now that Tommy Hanson is perfectly healthy (wink, wink) and no longer suffering from any back pain (nudge, nudge).  Tonight, Hanson went 6.2 ING against the…

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How Valuable is Ben Sheets?

With another solid outing the other night against the Phillies, Ben Sheets improved to 4-1 in his first five starts since June 15th.  He went a season-high 7.1 ING before being lifted and allowed one run on a solo homer while walking a batter and giving up seven hits.  Curiously, he struck out no one after entering the game with a superb 8.4 K/9 rate which might make us think that Sheets lacked his best…

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Should the Braves go to a 6-man staff?

So, as I am prone to doing, I brought up DOB‘s twitter account and looked for any interesting news.  Typically, there isn’t much, but a retweet caught my eye.  AJC’s Jeff Shultz contends that “Medlen should give Braves reason to consider 6-man staff.”  Oh, really? After explaining that Kris Medlen can do everything short of solving the debt crisis, Shultz says… There is one option the Braves should consider, at least in the short term:…

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The Best (and Worst) of July

Atlanta finished July by tying their season best of seven consecutive wins.  That streak allowed them to close the book on July with a season-best 18-8 record.  Sadly, the Nats were only one game worse than that record so Atlanta didn’t gain much on the Nationals for the month, though they were able to open a lead in the second Wild Card spot.  Not to spoil anyone’s fun, but the Cardinals have been one of…