Wednesday, September 23, 2015

R. I. P.....Yogi Berra!!!

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra....passed away yesterday.  He was 90 years old.  We remember him

for his "Yogi-isms".   They made us laugh.  But Mr. Berra was more than a "funny man".  He was a great baseball player.

Enjoy this collection of our favorite Yogi quotes:

1. When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
2. You can observe a lot by just watching.
3. It ain’t over till it’s over.
4. It’s like déjà vu all over again.
5. No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.
6. Baseball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.
7. A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.
8. Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
9. We made too many wrong mistakes.
10. Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
11. You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
12. You wouldn’t have won if we’d beaten you.
13. I usually take a two-hour nap from one to four.
14. Never answer an anonymous letter.
15. Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.
16. How can you think and hit at the same time?
17. The future ain’t what it used to be.
18. I tell the kids, somebody’s gotta win, somebody’s gotta lose. Just don’t fight about it. Just try to get better.
19. It gets late early out here.
20. If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.
21. We have deep depth.
22. Pair up in threes.
23. Why buy good luggage, you only use it when you travel.
24. You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.
25. All pitchers are liars or crybabies.


26. Even Napoleon had his Watergate.
27. Bill Dickey is learning me his experience.
28. He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.
29. It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
30. I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five.
31. I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.
32. I’m a lucky guy and I’m happy to be with the Yankees. And I want to thank everyone for making this night necessary.
33. I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
34. In baseball, you don’t know nothing.
35. I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?
36. I never said most of the things I said.
37. It ain’t the heat, it’s the humility.
38. If you ask me anything I don’t know, I’m not going to answer.
39. I wish everybody had the drive he (Joe DiMaggio) had. He never did anything wrong on the field. I’d never seen him dive for a ball, everything was a chest-high catch, and he never walked off the field.
40. So I’m ugly. I never saw anyone hit with his face.
41. Take it with a grin of salt.
42. (On the 1973 Mets) We were overwhelming underdogs.
43. The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
44. Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
45. Mickey Mantle was a very good golfer, but we weren’t allowed to play golf during the season; only at spring training.
46. You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you got the timing, it’ll go.
47. I’m lucky. Usually you’re dead to get your own museum, but I’m still alive to see mine.
48. If I didn’t make it in baseball, I won’t have made it workin’. I didn’t like to work.
49. If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.
50. A lot of guys go, ‘Hey, Yog, say a Yogi-ism.’ I tell ’em, ‘I don’t know any.’ They want me to make one up. I don’t make ’em up. I don’t even know when I say it. They’re the truth. And it is the truth. I don’t know.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The World’s Most Valuable Team: The Dallas Cowboys!

Here's the top five:
1. Dallas Cowboys ($4 billion)
2. Real Madrid ($3.26 billion)
3. New England Patriots ($3.2 billion)
4. New York Yankees ($3.2 billion)
5. FC Barcelona ($3.16 billion)

Three-time NBA MVP Moses Malone dies at age 60!

Three-time NBA MVP and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone died Sunday in Norfolk, Virginia, at the age of 60.

The Virginia medical examiner's office said Monday that Malone died of natural causes, listing the cause of death as hypertensive and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

Moses Malone was a former Atlanta Hawk and Philadelphia 76ers. 

May he rest in peace.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Brave New World...Is a Brave New ...Mess!

Your Atlanta Braves....our Atlanta Braves...are in a free fall.  A fall that has even the most avid Braves fans at a loss for words.

Consider this:  On July 7th...the Braves record was 42 wins--42 losses... still a contender.  Only 4 games out of 1st place.   A look at the standings then:

NL East Division

Tm W L W-L% GB RS RA    W-L%
WSN 46 38 .548 -- 360 327 .544
NYM 43 42 .506 3.5 293 304 .483
ATL 42 42 .500 4.0 331 355 .468
MIA 35 49 .417 11.0 303 343 .444
PHI 29 57 .337 18.0 299 430 .340
  And now?

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Mets 73 59 0.553 44–24 29–35
Washington Nationals 66 65 0.504 37–26 29–39
Miami Marlins 55 79 0.410 19 30–36 25–43
Atlanta Braves 54 79 0.406 19½ 33–32 21–47
Philadelphia Phillies 53 80 0.398 20½ 30–35 23–45

Since July 7th....These Braves have won 12 games.   And lost 37!   They are 19 games out of 1st. the name of "Henry (Hank) Aaron does this happen?   Well ....the geniuses that they are...the Braves front office...decided to trade away an entire team!   For a bunch of no save money.   Why you ask?   Good question.  It seems they want to stockpile young pitchers...beef up the farm 2017...when they move to Cobb County....they will have the resources to acquire the necessary free agents to make the Braves winners again.

But ....and we have to ask....what about now?   What about 2016?   Correct us if we're wrong...but in 2016 ....82 games will be ...again played at Turner Field.   

And you expect us ...the fans come?

A Brave new "Mess"!   Today....the Braves had an afternoon game with another team waiting to go on vacation...the Florida Marlins...At least the Marlins showed up:

Game Story
The Miami Marlins rarely play well in Atlanta. Against this Braves club, Miami could do no wrong. ''To come in and sweep a team that's always played the Marlins tough and to sweep them here in their ballpark is big,'' manager Dan Jennings said.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Mia 0 2 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 7 14 0
Atl 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1