Oct 12, 2010, 12:49 PM EDT
Billy Wagner’s phenomenal career ending with him leaving a save situation and limping off the field before being replaced on the playoff roster due to an oblique injury is all kinds of not fair, but the diminutive flame-thrower remained a badass until the very end, agreeing to a pair of injections for the slim chance…
Oct 12, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT
OK, fine, I was suckered. But it was kinda worth it.
Oct 12, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT
Giants closer Brian Wilson, on “whether he would pay to see” the NLCS Game 1 matchup between Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay: No. They are paying me to see it. For some reason that cracked me up, maybe because the guy saying it looks like this.
Oct 12, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT
I’m trying to walk back my emotions on all of this. I mean, he’s not dead or anything. And despite what he says about “not putting on the uniform again” he’s almost certainly going to be back hanging around the Braves spring training, probably in uniform as some special advisor or something like Tom Kelly…
Oct 12, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT
This news comes qualifies as too little, too late for the Braves this season, but it sounds like Jair Jurrjens will at least be healthy heading into the offseason. Sidelined since mid-September with a partially torn meniscus in his right knee, Jurrjens threw six innings in an instructional league game yesterday and reported no problems.…
Oct 12, 2010, 11:03 AM EDT
The fact that this man is still playing while the Braves are home organizing their fishing gear is proof that there is no God. Or that he exists and has a great sense of humor.
Oct 12, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT
All things Billy Beane have lost quite a bit of gravitas over the past few years, but the A’s general manager still makes headlines when he weighs in on various topics and said yesterday that he thinks Sandy Alderson would be the perfect fit as the Mets’ next GM. There’s no question he would change…
Oct 12, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT
Limited to 13 innings last season and 18 innings this year, Damaso Marte is now expected to undergo shoulder surgery after shutting down his rehab. “We’re going to pull the plug on Marte,” general manager Brian Cashman told Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. “He’s attempted to come back, but it just hasn’t…
Oct 12, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT
Just as I was surprised that there is controversy over the Giants starting Madison Bumgarner over Barry Zito, I’m surprised that there’s controversy over the Rangers starting Jorge Cantu over Mitch Moreland at first base tonight against David Price. But apparently there is: When the sun went down on Monday, Rangers manager Ron W ashington…
Oct 12, 2010, 9:37 AM EDT
Deciding who to root for once your team has been eliminated is a lot tougher than you might think.
Oct 12, 2010, 9:14 AM EDT
I have no idea if the bidding for Liverpool FC is actually able to be reopened — the board did approve the Red Sox’ bid after all — but a Singapore businessman has just offered 20 million pounds more for the team than John Henry’s bunch wants to pay. I’m a bit rusty with my…
Oct 12, 2010, 8:51 AM EDT
I roll my eyes when sports figures actively try to teach us life lessons. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t draw some important life lessons from watching them in action.
Oct 12, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT
Just because there are, technically speaking, two possible answers to a question doesn’t mean that it’s a “terrific question.”
Oct 12, 2010, 5:47 AM EDT
The Giants move one. But really: is there a pitching controversy in San Francisco?
Oct 11, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT
The Giants move on. And so too does Bobby Cox.
Oct 11, 2010, 9:49 PM EDT
Some more to-and-fro in this one. Derek Lowe got Freddy Sanchez to ground out to begin the top of the seventh inning, but was pulled in favor of Peter Moylan after loading the bases. Juan Uribe followed with a groundball to Alex Gonzalez, who pulled Omar Infante off the second base bag with the throw…
Oct 11, 2010, 9:16 PM EDT
It looks like another nail-biter as we move to the top of the seventh inning at Turner Field. Cody Ross homered to tie the game at 1-1 in the top of the sixth inning — the first Giants’ hit of the evening, by the way — but Brian McCann just answered with a solo home…
Oct 11, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT
Brian McCann just got the Braves on the board first against the Giants, delivering a sacrifice fly for an early 1-0 lead as we head to the top of the fourth inning. The run was set up by back-to-back singles by Omar Infante and Matt Diaz to begin the inning. Madison Bumgarner has thrown 50…
Oct 11, 2010, 7:01 PM EDT
Here’s a little news item while we await the start of Game 4 between the Giants and Braves. Reflecting on a season that resulted in the first All-Star selection of his career and a trip to the postseason, Arthur Rhodes told Mark Sheldon of MLB.com today that he is interested in returning to the Reds…
Oct 11, 2010, 5:59 PM EDT
Jeff Fletcher of FanHouse is at Turner Field and he just tweeted that fans just gave Brooks Conrad a standing ovation as he stood in the outfield during batting practice. That makes me happy. Braves fans, as I have said on numerous occasion, are not the best fans in the world. They have to be…
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