Balancing Optimism with Realism – The Plight of the Braves Fan

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“We’re a .500 team. 
It’s time to stop being in denial and recognize the vicious cycle the
Braves are stuck in.  You are the WORST
about that.”  Ok, look…I am one of those
people who have a hard time giving up on my team.  As someone once said about me, “You, my dear,
never give up on the Braves or anyone else in life until they’ve been
mathematically eliminated.”  That being
said, there is something to be said for balancing that oh-so-fun dose of
realism with some optimism.


So, with 54 games left in the season that saw Frenchie
playing right field for the Mets, and after a good series in San Diego, I
thought now would be a good time to give all those Debbie Downers “realists”
some good thoughts to go with those “womp, womp, womps”:

 

  • Adam
    LaRoche is 9-for-18 with a homer and three walks in five games since being
    acquired from the Boston Red Sox
  • TIM
    HUDSON!!  Is expected to return to
    the line-up at the end of the month, presumably sending Kawakami to the
    bullpen….niiice.
  • Get
    ready for a “are you serious?” stat: the Braves (12-8) have a better
    record since the All-Star break than the best team in baseball, the
    Dodgers (10-10).  What…..a series we
    have coming up.
  • We
    also have a better ERA (3.31) than the Dodgers (3.66) since the break.
  • Two
    words: Martin. Prado.
  • Derek
    Lowe seems to have gotten his groove back, winning his last 4 outings.
  • Julio
    Franco
    Garret Anderson is batting .450 since the break.


Debbie, consider your parade officially rained-on.

4 Comments

Good blog Katie, All your points are very good and I hope your right. Even if it doesn’t happen this year the team is only going to get better. Wren has done a fabulous job. Keep on writing

I still don’t give up on the Braves, even when they are mathematically eliminated. Well stated, Katie. I like your writing style.

Thanks for the nice words!!

Nice posting. I think that Wren has done a good job with this team and if everything clicks you never know!

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