Welcome back, Beachy! (and more)

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So glad this Beachy's finally coming back. The AJC has a nice article on him out this morning...

Beachy excited for Monday return

For Beachy, Monday might feel a little like making his major league debut all over again. Only this time he’s actually had a lot more anticipation. Beachy broke into the majors on Sept. 20, 2010 in Philadelphia, not knowing if he was even going to be needed for the start until Jair Jurrjens tested out his knee prior to the game.

“It’ll probably be more typical of other people’s debuts this time around in the sense that I know it’s coming and I’ve got time to prepare for it,” Beachy said. “You know the story of the last one. Kind of happened so fast, it didn’t really sink in to me. Hopefully I’ll be able to sleep tonight, control my emotions tomorrow.”

Aww. I know most of my Bravesy girlfriends are so excited about this.

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In other news...

♡ Another lefty reliever from Kentucky? I won't say no to that. (But don't get me wrong, Jonny is still my favorite.)

I'm slightly concerned about his age. Is it bad that I'm hesitant to embrace a 37-year-old reliever but I want us to re-sign 38-year-old Huddy?

I wouldn't say no to bringing Ske back. I know that's not a popular thing to say with people who focus on numbers, but He-Man is really fun to watch.

♡ Simba wins everything.

♡ Not to rehash the whole "build up the area around the Ted" issue, but they're talking about building a maglev train to go from Turner Field to the GSU MARTA station.

♡ MattE tweeted & FBed a link to this, a very Christian-focused article on Huddy and some of his off-the-field inspirations.

Chris Johnson took over the NL batting lead after last night's game. I hope he stays under the radar all the way to the prize so everyone's like, "What? That guy?" and we're all, YEAH, THAT GUY. :D

♡ My favorite part of this Freddie highlight actually happened after this video cuts off. EO was laughing in a different camera angle... I think they intentionally didn't help him, right?

♡ Speaking of EO, here's an article about him titled "Buchan: Flaherty confident he will be back after Tommy John surgery". (They forgot the O', I guess.) It's totally worth reading, especially when he talks about how he hopes he'll be back with the Braves and that he's been rehabbing with Jonny:

“It’s nice to have a buddy to go through the whole thing with,” O’Flaherty said

Yay, I've been saying that the whole time. It's one of the few things that brings me comfort over the whole season-ending-injuries-to-my-two-fave-Braves thing. Also, I like seeing them on the rail of the dugout at home games. :)

I'll stop talking about that now; I'm sure you're tired of hearing about it! Good luck tonight, Beachy! Someone count the fans and see if there are more women than men there tonight. ;)

Posted in 2013, Andrelton Simmons, Brandon Beachy, Chris Johnson, Eric O'Flaherty, Freddie Freeman, Jonny Venters, Luis Ayala, Matt Diaz, Off The Field, Paul Janish, Scott Downs, Sunday, Tim Hudson | Leave a comment

Game Day Pictures: Braves at Phillies 7-6-13

View from Citizen Bank Park's section 101. I spent the first few innings thinking this person was a woman. He was not.

View from Citizen Bank Park's section 101. I spent the first few innings thinking this person was a woman. He was not.

Game #2 with Gena in Philly. We spent the morning sightseeing and she even wanted to go early for beepee with me the next day.

Gonna try to do this like a regular gameday post, as much as I can remember from 3+ weeks ago. :)

I like it when the DL boys travel with the team.

I like it when the DL boys travel with the team.

Chris Johnson had a lot of fun with his fielding practice.

Chris Johnson had a lot of fun with his fielding practice.

Love Mac's grin

Love Mac's grin

They made a big deal about it being Ladies' Night and told us we'd get a poster. This is the front of Gena's...

They made a big deal about it being Ladies' Night and told us we'd get a poster. This is the front of Gena's...

And the back. This is actually kinda cute.

And the back. This is actually kinda cute.

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Meds & Kimmie warming up together

Meds & Kimmie warming up together

Luis has ups!

Luis has ups!

"Undecided", haha!

"Undecided", haha!

I'm sure he gets a lot of "I love you" jokes.

I'm sure he gets a lot of "I love you" jokes.

Then he came back, and warmed up for real...

I love the flowers by the bullpen.

I love the flowers by the bullpen.

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And we talked to Eddie for a minute, and he was grinning nicely for a picture, but as I was focusing some jerks next to us said something we couldn't hear but it was apparently offensive enough for Eddie to get them ejected.

We talked to Eddie for a minute, and he was grinning nicely for a picture, but as the camera was focusing some jerks next to us said something we couldn't hear...it was apparently offensive enough for Eddie to get them ejected. :/

my bullpen boys

some of my bullpen boys

Bye Huddy & Mac

Bye Huddy & Mac

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I have never seen the bullpen boys spend so much time out in the open in Philly. :)

I have never seen the bullpen boys spend so much time out in the open in Philly. :)

I like DCarp's face.

I like DCarp's face.

Every time I see this I literally laugh at Kimmie's face. And that looks like a good stretch. :)

Every time I see this I literally laugh at Kimmie's face. And that looks like a good stretch. :)

"Please Touch"

"Please Touch"

Aww, babyface Alex Wood

Aww, babyface Alex Wood

Apparently an appearance by Phoebe Phanatic is rare.

Apparently an appearance by Phoebe Phanatic is rare.

Brave guys, still hanging out where all the Phans could yell at them.

Brave guys, still hanging out where all the Phans could yell at them.

Comfy Kimmie

Comfy Kimmie

All the Phans were maaaad that they lost so hard.

All the Phans were maaaad that they lost so hard.

bye boys

bye boys

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The one thing I'll take away from Philly: I'm not a big fan of people who can't enjoy something without tearing other people down. Why can't you just cheer for your team, your favorite players, without being rude to the other players and fans? Our usher told us that "the section has too many Braves fans" and made us wait till the end of the inning to go to our seats. When I went to get another drink, he made snide comments at me on my way in and out of the section. At least the Braves fans we met were delightful. :)

Thanks again, Gena! You were a wonderful hostess and I had a fantastic time!

Full gallery here.

 

Posted in 2013, Alex Wood, Andrelton Simmons, Anthony Varvaro, Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann, Chris Johnson, Craig Kimbrel, Dan Uggla, David Carpenter, Eddie Perez, Eric O'Flaherty, Freddie Freeman, Game Day Pics, Jason Heyward, Jordan Walden, Luis Avilan, Tim Hudson | Leave a comment

Poor Huddy’s ankle

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I was going to write up a post about Tim Hudson's tragic injury, but this article on CBSSports.com says and shows everything I was going to share.

Eric Young seems like a good guy.

For a fan's perspective, please see Scott's comments on our blog's Facebook page.

Sending prayers and good thoughts to Tim and his family, and also to EY. I can't imagine accidentally ending someone's season - it would be really tough to handle.

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