Dear Tom Glavine:
The changes in the Atlanta Braves over the last few years make me less likely to follow the games. Your summary firing last week was tactless. But Please! Please stopping whining. Please place a muzzle on your agent.
If you choose to file a complaint with Major League Baseball, then you should do it; just stop talking about it. No one wants to hear your whining. If the standard of proof is that you can still pitch successfully in the majors, go get a job somewhere else. Prove them wrong. You complaining to every open microphone is unseemly. The Braves management does not care what the public thinks (see John Smoltz.)
While I have a great deal of empathy for your plight, your whining campaign only shows your weakness. The campaign has no impact on the decision makers.
Salmon and Grits
Yesterday, Skip Carey the ascerbic voice of the Atlanta Braves passed away. Carey provided not only wonderful commentary on the games but took the time to point out the flaws in government and failed logic of others in news. I grew up listening to Carey and learned much (some of which I didn’t understand at 10 years old) about the world. Now these many years later, I appreciate the changes he undertook in his life and that his personality didn’t change.
Skip Carey will be missed. He was a unique voice and refused to fit anyone’s mold. Thank God.
John Smoltz of the Atlanta Braves, it seems, has conceded that he should probably work out of the bullpen. Thank you. We hurt for you with every pitch. We cheered and smiled for days when you reached 3000 strikeouts. You are a force in bull pen and a leader. YOU can pull those guys together and get them into shape. Get Well soon and all devoted Braves fans will await your return from the DL.
Minor league baseball is coming to the metro Atlanta area. I recall the Macon Braves and thoroughly enjoyed watching them. When they moved to Rome, the location was too far from anywhere for me.
The Richmond Braves are moving to Gwinnett. Perhaps some work with the name will help, though. Plans for the new stadium unveiled yesterday propose an “open-air entryway and spaces for concessions, a team store, and home and visitors clubhouses. Stadium seating would total 10,099, including general seating, club seats, and outfield berm areas.” See ajc.com for more.
Minor league baseball is fun and engaging. Fans are a part of the game and sideshow activities. Having been a Braves since in 1982 (when they truly needed a sideshow) I have observed how fans are no longer part of the sideshow: that silly ‘three hat monty’, the race of the tools. It’s all digitized. Why go to the hassle of traffic, parking, vending prices (when you can’t even find popcorn conveniently-my recent experience), when you can sit at home and watch and listen. And these days, I prefer to listen to home games, Skip isn’t on t.v. anymore. But that’s another travesty for another blog.
I digress. Keep watching with excitement and anticipation. Next April, another set of boys of summer will be here and they will more accessible and much more driven.
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