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Oct 23, 2021 - 8:52:29 PM
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chuckv97

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60459 posts since 10/5/2013

Should be a “good-weather” series, no toques (knit hats) likely.




Edited by - chuckv97 on 10/23/2021 20:55:33

Oct 23, 2021 - 11:16:26 PM
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Paul R

Canada

15149 posts since 1/28/2010

As a Montrealer born and raised, I was a Montreal Royals fan - the Dodgers' farm team (and first pro team of jackie Robinson). Old loyalties die hard.

Oct 23, 2021 - 11:51:46 PM
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chuckv97

Canada

60459 posts since 10/5/2013

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As a Montrealer born and raised, I was a Montreal Royals fan - the Dodgers' farm team (and first pro team of jackie Robinson). Old loyalties die hard.


Paul,, there is a Montreal connection ,, the Braves general manager is Moan-Ray-Aller Alex Anthopolous who started out as a mailroom clerk with the Expos in yon hither past. 

Oct 24, 2021 - 12:58:30 AM

Bill Rogers (Moderator)

USA

25395 posts since 6/25/2005

Not the pairing I’d have picked. Bet some venturesome folks made some money on this one.

Oct 24, 2021 - 6:05:32 AM
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11 posts since 10/17/2021

Like the Soup Nazi, MLB said to Atlanta, "No All Star Game for you".
The Braves said, " ok, well just play the World Series here".

Oct 24, 2021 - 6:47:12 PM

10563 posts since 8/22/2006

I’ve noticed a lot of crow eating lately within professional sports. Anyone else taken note?

Oct 25, 2021 - 12:18:53 PM
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12688 posts since 1/15/2005

Atlanta was just incredible this year ..... especially the moves they made in their outfield more than halfway thru the season. I don't ever recall a team that made so many moves that turned out well. For more than the first half of the season the Braves could not get over .500 and then when they did they just continued to hover right around that mark. Then they started to come on and the rest (so far) is history.

My son and his family live less than 10 minutes from the Braves stadium and they went to a bunch of games this year and took my wife and I to several. Her company had season tickets and we had terrific seats. I am pretty sure that the post season tickets are separate, but hoping they (and maybe us) will get to go to at least one Series game.

Oct 25, 2021 - 3:12:46 PM

chuckv97

Canada

60459 posts since 10/5/2013

John, I remember you saying early on this season that your trip to see the Braves was disappointing ,,,. Chief Nokahoma being nowhere in sight, and he wouldn't have had anything to do anyway. 
Go Braves!

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Oct 25, 2021 - 6:44:05 PM
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banjo bill-e

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Earlier in the year the quote heard was "they have set a record for mediocracy". They sure turned that around, and acquiring Rosario was brilliant, as he has been clutch.

Oct 25, 2021 - 9:52:11 PM
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Originally posted by chuckv97

John, I remember you saying early on this season that your trip to see the Braves was disappointing ,,,. Chief Nokahoma being nowhere in sight, and he wouldn't have had anything to do anyway. 
Go Braves!


Yep .... something like one or two hits in a 14 inning double header.  After that game I would not have given you two cents for the Braves chances!

Also, Austin Riley, who I thought was going to be a bust, has come on like gangbusters.  I think maybe Chipper Jones has worked with him on his hitting, but whoever it was it certainly has paid dividends.

Oct 27, 2021 - 7:02:39 AM

dat

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Well, 6 to 2, tha ‘Stros need to step it up a notch or 3

Oct 27, 2021 - 9:15:45 AM

RB3

USA

1139 posts since 4/12/2004

I liked Adam Duvall when he played for the the Reds. This season, his batting average was only .220, but he hit 38 home runs, and, more importantly, he led the league in RBI. The Sabermetrics folks don't put much faith in the notion of a clutch hitter, but to me, those look like statistics of a guy who can produce when it counts. He did it last night.

Oct 27, 2021 - 11:07:19 AM
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chuckv97

Canada

60459 posts since 10/5/2013

A big shout out to Charlie Morton for retiring 3 more batters after a come-backer fractures his leg.

Oct 27, 2021 - 11:08:15 AM

banjo bill-e

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The Braves are going to miss Morton for sure.

Oct 27, 2021 - 1:17:51 PM

12688 posts since 1/15/2005

Talk about a team hitting its stride at the right time! Atlanta needs to make sure that their lefties stay as fresh as possible as the Astros have trouble with them. The league series and now the world series is a reminder that there is almost not such thing as a starting pitcher anymore. It used to be you would send a pitcher out there and try to get as many innings as possible out of them (meaning more than three) but I guess those days are gone.

Wonder who the Braves will bring up to replace Morton? Strider, I hope, since he played at my university, but I think his Major League experience is limited to two games!

Oct 27, 2021 - 2:37:29 PM

banjo bill-e

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I hold my breath when Luke Jackson takes the mound in relief, but he (partially!) redeemed himself last night and I was glad to see it.

Oct 27, 2021 - 3:31:04 PM

12688 posts since 1/15/2005

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I hold my breath when Luke Jackson takes the mound in relief, but he (partially!) redeemed himself last night and I was glad to see it.


Amen ..... his last two appearances did not give him a lot of confidence ....... and rightly so.  Last night  ..... much better.

Oct 27, 2021 - 9:57:36 PM
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dat

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‘Stros done better tonightyes

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