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Happy New Year

To all Baseball nuts out there, here’s hoping for another fantastic season like 07.

A heart felt welcome back to Mr Tom Glavine, here to boulster our rotation and send us back to the playoffs (we hope), joking aside he is a fantastic acquisition and i’m sure he still has what it takes to cut it with the big boys.

I know everyone at the moment is focusing on the Mitchell Report and I, like many other baseball fans, were shocked to see some of the names connected to performance enhancing drugs. I would like to state my view on the whole affair, innocent until proven guilty, people would sell their own grandma to make themselves infamous these days so i’m going to sit on the fence. It was nice to see that no current roster Braves were named, i think i would probably have a heart attack if the likes of Chipper or Smoltzy’s name came up.

On the ever discussed centre field issue I would like to see Anderson or Shafer given the job, as far as i’m aware both are pretty good on the base paths and I think that was something we were laking last year. Whether they can handle Major League pitching will remain to be seen but all the best to the both of them, young talent is what keeps the game going.

Also a welcome back to Javy Lopez and a welcome to Omar Infante, even with Javy missing a year you can’t deny his great power bat and coming off the bench with it will be more than handy. Omar has proven himself as a very versatile utilty man and he will provide much needed cover for any slumps/injuries in 2008.

Till next time, i’m away to play in the freezing scottish snow 🙂 roll on april!

Ritchie

pass me the broom

cause the Phillies have been swept!
A great opening series for the Braves, a combination of great pitching, disciplined hitting and some massive home runs all contributed to a great start on the road.
One thing that intrigued me about the
Braves time in Philidelphia is the ritual of throwing any home run/foul balls back into the field. Ok i can see their point if it’s the opposite team, but their own? A small child would surely treasure a major league baseball and I don’t think he would like getting booed by 1000’s of phillie’s fan for the privelidge.
I’ll post a full breakdown on the series heroes and villians later after some sleep, some food and some more ball!

Scotland the Braves!

This is the blog of a 22 year old Atlanta Braves obsessive from Glasgow, Scotland. That’s right folks, the United Kingdom where baseball is hardly played and even less frequently watched by the uneducated public.
Major League Baseball in the UK is a cult. A rather large cult but a cult none the less. We have but one television program that saves us from pulling our hair out whilst our MLB.TV connection’s drop. That excellent television program is Baseball on 5, our late Sunday occasional Wednesday night saviour. Presented by the excellent Johnny Gould and his "fountain of baseball knowledge" sidekick Josh Chetwynd.
I have to admit, sometime i miss it. I don’t like missing it but being so obsessed with the braves that if i have a chance of watching them on MLB.TV then i have to lose the banter for the evening and deal with the flickering "commercial break in progress" blue screen.

Getting down to the Braves. I first got into MLB during the ’95 post-season when i was on holiday in Florida. It was late October so it rained, during one of those many warm rain showers we retreated to the hotel room and turned on the TV.Baseball. Sceptical at first me and my old man sat and watched a few innings. Chipper Jones hit a 2-run homer in the 7th inning and that was me, hooked on baseball, I’d never felt such excitement. Unfortunately the lack of coverage and school commitments meant that i didn’t get to see much baseball but university and many many late nights have resurrected my love affair and it will never die again.

Hello everyone. Welcome to my blog.