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Melky was not plunked in his first at bat today

Jul 19, 2012, 12:18 PM EDT

Melky Cabrera AP

After the business from last night, I and everyone else assumed that Tim Hudson was going to plunk Melky Cabrera today.  Well, so far no. Cabrera just had his first at bat of the game and he hit an infield single.  Hudson  made no effort to hit him.

I’d like to think that this is a high-road thing, but I kinda doubt it. It was probably more of a “don’t intentionally put a base runner on in the first inning thing.” When Cabrera comes up later with, say, two outs or if the game is out of hand one way or the other, he’s probably gonna take a shot to the ribs.

  1. Jonny 5 - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    Guys with Amish looking beards should never hump the air anyway. Or anything else for that matter.

    • heyblueyoustink - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM

      Clearly you undervalue the merits of shoo fly pie and overpriced, hand made furniture.

      • paperlions - Jul 19, 2012 at 1:42 PM

        If you have had hand made furniture and similarly priced imported crap (the Amish may be the only Americans that manufacture anything)….you’ll realize that the hand-made Amish stuff is far superior.

      • ajcardsfan - Jul 19, 2012 at 1:49 PM

        If you ever get the chance, try any of their baked goods. Those were by far some of the best doughnuts I have ever had (I was in Southern Illinois at the time)

      • Jonny 5 - Jul 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

        There are a couple of Amish markets in my area. I have two words for both of you. True Dat!

      • heyblueyoustink - Jul 19, 2012 at 2:30 PM

        Or you could get real crafty and make the furniture yourself, only paying for supplies.

        We have two Amish Markets here, and the doughnuts are spectacular, the butcher shop is top notch, and no one does baked goods like Stolfus.

  2. greymares - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

    i’m appalled Craig’s Braves going old school and maybe throwing at someone, i thought the Braves were above that.

    • Craig Calcaterra - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM

      Who ever claimed that? Believe it or not, my views about baseball do not have to adhere to what the team I happen to root for does.

      • paperlions - Jul 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

        You mean the Braves don’t consult you about the inner workings of their organization, lineups, pitching changes, trades, and the lot? Shameful waste of a blogger, who, of course, have the access to all the best tactics and strategies.

      • Jonny 5 - Jul 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

        Whatever, we all know you sit in the lair with your bubble pipe and one of those fancy floating in mid air partially visible interactive computer screens that controls every move Fredi makes. By way of robotic arm up his rear end playing him like a puppet of course.

      • delawarephilliesfan - Jul 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

        Perhaps, but the usual pontificiating on this topic seems to be missing……

        cough Cole Hamels cough

        You have a good day

  3. mattyflex - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM

    “I like to thank de fan”.

  4. drewmunny - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    No plunking? But…. Chipper, he was MAD about it. Won’t someone PLEASE think of Chipper?

  5. deathmonkey41 - Jul 19, 2012 at 12:51 PM

    Maybe Melky called him Larry by accident and that’s why he’s not there anymore?

  6. alwayssfgiantsinphilly - Jul 19, 2012 at 1:44 PM

    Melky made no show towards the Braves bench. He did the “wrestling” gesture to his own teammate. If Melky had “pointed” that to the Braves bench, I would have agreed with the criticism. Much ado about nothing.

  7. theawesomersfranchise - Jul 19, 2012 at 1:47 PM

    Remind me again why he should have been drilled by a baseball?
    Because Chipper Fraud Jones didn’t like something he was doing?

    Maybe if Jones did a little less pelvic thrusting he would still be with his 1st wife, or with the mother of his 1st child. What is he on now? #3, Im sure he married her because she wouldn’t care who he is giving the pelvic thrust to as long as the bills are being paid.

    Poor Poor stupid scumbag Chipper Jones. At least he didn’t feel the need to take a shot at an entire city like he did about Toronto and look like a clueless buffoon doing it. Oh wait he already did that.

    Queue the “Chipper is Classy” lies from people who think Chipper should only be judged by his #’s

    One of the largest idiots in baseball the past 2 decades

  8. cameron poe - Jul 19, 2012 at 1:59 PM

    …AAAAAAAAnnnndd… His personal life affects you how? Yeah people are going to say he should be judged by his numbers when they are talking about his legacy in BASEBALL! I know this may come as a surprise to you oh great and mighty White Knight of The Ivory Tower but when it comes to judging athletes and their accomplishments the numbers and what they do ON THE FIELD are all that matters. When it comes to judging an athletes character then it would make sense to look at their personal lives. But, either way who are you to judge? Instead you just sound like a woman scorned. People in glass houses…take that to heart.

    • thomas2727 - Jul 19, 2012 at 2:14 PM

      Does that mean Pete Rose gets in the Hall of Fame now?

      • cameron poe - Jul 19, 2012 at 3:01 PM

        Rose broke the rules of baseball. Betting on games as a player/manager is illegal according to baseball. Extramarital affairs however are not. This is clearly like trying to compare trees to polar bears. About all you get is they are both living things. So, if in your comparison you mean they are both baseball players then yeah i guess your comparison makes sense. If not then way way way off base.

  9. stampede101 - Jul 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Melky was on the Braves for one year…get over it. Man up and stop crying already Braves fan(s).

  10. downhillrider - Jul 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    I had to double check that melky cabrera was still in the league.

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