Good Start By The Braves

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  1. Never Say Die

    Never Say Die Who is this cnut?
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    I've been a fan of the Braves since I spent a year living in Atlanta on a student exchange in 95-96. Yes I was there when we won the world series, but as it was Atlanta I was living in I think I can be excused from being a glory hunter.

    Anyway, my point is that in all of the years since then I don't remember us having an 11-1 start in our first 12 games. I know we are traditionally seen as strong starters who blow it in the play-offs (a bit like the Falcons so it must be an Atlanta thing), but as an armchair fan I was wondering if anyone had any insight as to whether the Braves stand a realistic chance of success this year. From what I have seen so far the pitching has looked better. The Braves do well when their success is bult on pitching more than batting so could this be their year?

    Forgive my armchair fan status, but at least I'm making an effort!
     
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    Andrelton Simmons has been a beast defensively, and I'm only saying that because he's a fellow Dutchman <ok>
    But I must say Justin Upton really looks good, very solid at bat and with a .340 as average hit ratio, that's pretty darn good.
     
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    I've been impressed with their ability to just not lose. They were the free game on mlb.com last night and to be honest for 7 innings they were hopeless. gave away 3 errors and couldn't get runners on base. Two solo home runs kept them in it at 2-2 but they didn't look good. Then in the bottom of the 8th they clicked against the closer. He was only throwing fast balls but gave away 3 solo HR's in 4 at bats. They were awesome!

    I'm not really as up on things as I used to be when it was on channel 4 here, but I still love to follow.
     
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    Very true, watched that game as well but fell asleep in the 7th and woke up and saw the Braves cheering <laugh>
     
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    Of all the bits to miss <laugh>
     
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    So who do you follow Cove?
     
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    To be very honest with you, I have tinnitus and with that a severe case of insomnia. I use baseball matches to fall asleep. The pace of the game and the commentary makes it perfect to doze off. :emoticon-0138-think
     
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    well we all need something. I struggle sleeping too. I go through phases listening to sleep music on youtube or the ricky gervais show (don't know why but it works!)
     
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    Guess we all have our quirks :grin:
    Anyways, I don't really support a team but I do rate a couple of commenters I 'favour'. The Red Sox, Angels and White Sox commenters have terrible voices. The best ones come from the Orioles, Cardinals and Twins. I usually get the games from rojadirecta:
    http://forum.rojadirecta.es/showthread.php?194476-MLB-Regular-Season-Texas-Rangers-Chicago-Cubs-(G1-3)-16-04-2013
     
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    I only follow the Braves cos I lived there for a year when I was on a student exchange. I love the american coverage just because it brings back so many memories.

    And thanks for the link :D
     
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    This is the first time I've realised there's a baseball part of the forum. I've been following the Twins since I first when to Minneapolis a few years ago. Good start by the Twins this season.
     
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