I stumbled across this video today and thought I would share.
I like how the one guy gets shown a baseball card and still doesn’t recognize him.
Warning: Off-topic rant here.
I have been struggling with technical issues for the past 2 days and it has me to a point where I want to pull my hair out. For some reason, I cannot access my website from my home computer. I have spent nearly 8 hours within the past two days speaking with technical support from my host and from my ISP trying to get the problem resolved but neither of technical support teams could seem to pinpoint the problem. It’s like having a rare disease that nobody has ever seen before. The host says the problem lies within my ISP but my ISP says they don’t know what the problem is an that I need to resolve it through my host. Luckily my site isn’t down and I can still access it albeit on someone else’s network. Sometimes I really hate technology.
Sorry about that. Rant over, on to the post.
Despite the inconsistent play of the Braves in the month of June, they still managed to have a winning month finishing with a 16-12 record and holding a 6.5 game lead in the NL East.
Here are the Braves statistical leaders so far this season and for the month of June (from fangraphs): Read the rest of this entry →
Tonight the Braves will retire the number of a man who was the face of the franchise for 18 seasons. Over the past few years the Braves have retired the numbers of pitching greats John Smoltz, Tom Glavine, and Greg Maddux but unlike those greats, Chipper spent his entire career in Atlanta, which is a rare feat in modern baseball.
Chipper is a sure bet to be in the Hall of Fame and may even be a first ballot Hall of Famer five years from now. The great thing about Chipper is that he amassed his Hall of Fame numbers because of consistency instead of posting just a few seasons of gaudy numbers. Chipper never led the league in hits, doubles, RBI, or homers, nor has he ever won a Gold Glove award. The only times Chipper finished atop any statistical standings were in 2007 when he led the league in OPS and in 2008 when he won his first and only batting title by finishing the season with a .364 average. Chipper won the 1999 NL MVP Award without leading the league in any offensive category. Read the rest of this entry →
After a disappointing week last week, the Braves hoped to capitalize on 8 games played in 7 days. However, the Braves lost 3 of 5 to the Mets and then lost 2 out of 3 in Milwaukee. Despite their struggles, the Braves only lost a half game this week and still lead the NL East by 6 games over the Nationals.
Most Hits: Andrelton Simmons – 8
Most RBI: Chris Johnson – 5
Best Starter: Kris Medlen won his only start going 7 innings and giving up only 1 earned run against the Mets
Best Reliever: Jordan Walden pitched 4.1 innings of shutout baseball and striking out 5 batters
Whiff King: Dan Uggla – 10
Jordan Schafer had a solid week with 7 hits, 1 homer, 3 RBI, 1 stolen base, and 4 runs scored.
This week the Braves will close out the month of June with a 2 game set in Kansas City against the Royals and then come back home for a 3 game series against the NL West leading Diamondbacks.