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  • Tomahawk Dynasty
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    Haha. The funny thing is the year before our Division Title streak started, the Braves lost 97 games. That was in 1990.

    I don't see the Bravos losing 97 games this year.

    I guess 14 years is a long time to watch the Braves, but some of us have been watching a lot longer than that.

    Hell, I can still remember Braves attendance hitting below 10k on clear, sunny, weekends day games.

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  • Go Bravos!!!#1
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    Keep the faith.

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  • Francoeurstein
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    Brave's Suck it's over.

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  • jpenrod
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    Originally posted by grizzly451
    That really sums up part of what I was saying better then how I was trying to say it. The whole 'transient' part of the people of Atlanta that is. You certainly can't say the bulk of them are really that loyal. The extremely poor ticket sales in the 1980's when the team was doing so badly is partly an example of that

    I would go so far as to say the Falcons are really the 'fashionable' team in Atlanta right now. Even though the Braves still have very solid ticket sales each year, the lack of sellouts in the postseason really says a lot I think.

    I think if Blank could get his hands on the team it would do a lot in getting the people of Atlanta more excited about baseball.
    You are right about the Falcons. Atlanta has always been a football first city and GA a football first state.

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  • jwkfs
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    Originally posted by Go Bravos!!!#1
    Here's a Link to that article.
    Here's a link that works clicky

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  • grizzly451
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    Originally posted by jpenrod
    The only problem with the philosophy of "the Braves miss the playoffs and the fans can then appreciate the success" is that the only fans that will stick it out are those of us appreciating the success. Atlanta is a very Transient city and so the fan base there is transient as well. The bulk of the "fans"support the team because they are successful and fun and fashionable, as soon as they hit a tough time many of the fans will find something else to pass thier time. Se La Vie.

    That really sums up part of what I was saying better then how I was trying to say it. The whole 'transient' part of the people of Atlanta that is. You certainly can't say the bulk of them are really that loyal. The extremely poor ticket sales in the 1980's when the team was doing so badly is partly an example of that

    I would go so far as to say the Falcons are really the 'fashionable' team in Atlanta right now. Even though the Braves still have very solid ticket sales each year, the lack of sellouts in the postseason really says a lot I think.

    I think if Blank could get his hands on the team it would do a lot in getting the people of Atlanta more excited about baseball.

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  • Go Bravos!!!#1
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    ...and plus I got the new avatar of the TV Show Classic "Soap", so hey maybe that will help change our luck.

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  • Go Bravos!!!#1
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    We can't get swept by the Marlins tonight. We have to get up, dust ourselves off. And play well tonight. As hard as it may be to do this, they must to send a message that we are not going to roll over and let this season pass us by.

    I also think JS needs to make a trade soon to show the team he is gung-ho behind them.

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  • Go Bravos!!!#1
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    Here's a Link to that article.

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  • Go Bravos!!!#1
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    Anybody see that article, where Remlinger snapped, at a question about if Chipper could have caught the ball. I hope the clubhouse isn't gonna lose it's chemistry, because once that happens, the team can't win.

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  • jpenrod
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    Originally posted by grizzly451
    I can't speak for all Braves fans, but I know the fans in and around Atlanta are pretty apathetic when it comes to the team. Most of the assume things will just continue on and on.

    Personally I think it would be good for younger Braves' fans, and most fans around Atlanta, for the team to miss the postseason for a few years. Get people to understand that it really means something.

    Anyone remember what the record LOW turnout for Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was for a single game in, I think, 1975?

    I'll go ahead and give you a hint.. it was below 800 people.

    Until the Braves current run they had a big problem selling tickets and filling the stadium. Then with all the success things changed, but people just are too used to winning.


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    That said, I really want the organization to jump on getting some trades, promotions going. They keep talking about it, so go ahead and do it. Give some of the guys burning up the minors a chance. If nothing else I can't believe Scott Thorman STILL hasn't gotten a call-up. Bobby can get a little too attached to the veterans that play for him (Jordan).

    The next few weeks should be pretty interesting...

    Back in 1993 when the Braves got McGriff at the all-star break, or around it anyway, the Braves finished the second half of the season 50-17. Of course considering the players they had then you could see why.

    They also had TWO good closers that year, McMichaels and Wohlers (I think Wohlers, but currently can't look it up). Both got close to 20 saves a piece whatever their names were.
    The only problem with the philosophy of "the Braves miss the playoffs and the fans can then appreciate the success" is that the only fans that will stick it out are those of us appreciating the success. Atlanta is a very Transient city and so the fan base there is transient as well. The bulk of the "fans"support the team because they are successful and fun and fashionable, as soon as they hit a tough time many of the fans will find something else to pass thier time. Se La Vie.

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  • grizzly451
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    I can't speak for all Braves fans, but I know the fans in and around Atlanta are pretty apathetic when it comes to the team. Most of the assume things will just continue on and on.

    Personally I think it would be good for younger Braves' fans, and most fans around Atlanta, for the team to miss the postseason for a few years. Get people to understand that it really means something.

    Anyone remember what the record LOW turnout for Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was for a single game in, I think, 1975?

    I'll go ahead and give you a hint.. it was below 800 people.

    Until the Braves current run they had a big problem selling tickets and filling the stadium. Then with all the success things changed, but people just are too used to winning.


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    That said, I really want the organization to jump on getting some trades, promotions going. They keep talking about it, so go ahead and do it. Give some of the guys burning up the minors a chance. If nothing else I can't believe Scott Thorman STILL hasn't gotten a call-up. Bobby can get a little too attached to the veterans that play for him (Jordan).

    The next few weeks should be pretty interesting...

    Back in 1993 when the Braves got McGriff at the all-star break, or around it anyway, the Braves finished the second half of the season 50-17. Of course considering the players they had then you could see why.

    They also had TWO good closers that year, McMichaels and Wohlers (I think Wohlers, but currently can't look it up). Both got close to 20 saves a piece whatever their names were.

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  • skeletor
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    end of an era ?

    Originally posted by jwkfs
    If only we could see this lineup now. Everyone loves Bobby and he's a great manager, but he seems a little hesitant to make changes and bring in young guys to give them a chance. Last year we had Mondesi and Jordan in the OF, and now we have Jordan and Reistma struggling. Call up some guys and give them a chance -- remember what Francoeur, Johnson, and Langerhans did for us last year?

    Edit: Another place where you have a veteran blocking a rookie is Pratt at backup catcher. I thought Pena did a superb job when McCan was hurt, at least offensively. I don't know if he's as good at calling the game or defensively, but he deserves a shot. A quick check shows that Pratt is batting .154 versus Lefties, which is usually when McCan gets the day off.
    the next few weeks..up around the all star break, should reveal which way the braves will travel on...they could get hot, plug a few holes with some deals..and come up with number 15....or they can end it at 14...and begin to re tool for the next few seasons...heck, it's beeeeeen a great ride..

    how can anyone be unhappy with that ?

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  • Go Bravos!!!#1
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    Originally posted by jpenrod
    Well heck, if we are talking '05 I will not throw in the towel until the 18th inning of game 4 of the NLDS in Houston. By the way I am picking the White Sox to win thier first championship since 1917 by beating the 'Stros making thier first WS appeareance....EVER!
    I meant '06, typo sorry.

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  • jwkfs
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    Originally posted by Go Bravos!!!#1
    After all this, I suspect the Braves team to look this way.

    Lineup
    2B Wilson Betemit
    SS Edgar Renteria
    3B Chipper Jones
    CF Andruw Jones
    C Brian McCann
    RF Jeff Francoeur
    LF Scott Thorman
    1B Adam LaRoche

    Bench
    OF Matt Diaz
    OF Ryan Langerhans
    INF/OF/C Pete Orr
    C Todd Pratt
    INF Martin Prado

    Rotation
    1R John Smoltz
    2R Tim Hudson
    3L Chuck James
    4L Horacio Ramirez
    5R Kyle Davies

    LR L Will Startup/R Jorge Sosa/L Macay McBride
    LR R Phil Stockman
    MR R Tyler Yates/Other
    MR R Chad Paronto
    MR L Mike Remlinger
    SU *Trade*/Ken Ray

    CL R Ken Ray/*Trade*

    If we can get this in-order we have a good shot at staying with the Mets for the division race. So I'm am far from giving up at this point. But they need to get going very soon.

    If only we could see this lineup now. Everyone loves Bobby and he's a great manager, but he seems a little hesitant to make changes and bring in young guys to give them a chance. Last year we had Mondesi and Jordan in the OF, and now we have Jordan and Reistma struggling. Call up some guys and give them a chance -- remember what Francoeur, Johnson, and Langerhans did for us last year?

    Edit: Another place where you have a veteran blocking a rookie is Pratt at backup catcher. I thought Pena did a superb job when McCan was hurt, at least offensively. I don't know if he's as good at calling the game or defensively, but he deserves a shot. A quick check shows that Pratt is batting .154 versus Lefties, which is usually when McCan gets the day off.
    Last edited by jwkfs; 06-14-2006, 01:21 PM.

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