Balancing Optimism with Realism – The Plight of the Braves Fan
“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”:
LaRoche is 9-for-18 with a homer and three walks in five games since being
acquired from the Boston Red Sox
HUDSON!! Is expected to return to
the line-up at the end of the month, presumably sending Kawakami to the
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.
also have a better ERA (3.31) than the Dodgers (3.66) since the break.
words: Martin. Prado.
Lowe seems to have gotten his groove back, winning his last 4 outings.
JulioGarret Anderson is batting .450 since the break.
Debbie, consider your parade officially rained-on.