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First Atlanta Braves game is this Thursday. Im looking forward to the start of it so much I watched an entire spring game of theirs last night.

Our lineup looks good. I think we can hang with the dominant pitching staff of the Phillies as long as we stay healthy. Our offense has improved from last year I think and our pitching should be about the same.

Chipper Jones has been a surprise. Best player in spring training and he just came back from surgery.
 

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Forget the braves GO REDS.Seriously fever i wonder if jason heyward will suffer any sophmore slump.They say chipper jones looks good this spring.i like jones always been a class act.however im curious to see if my reds can continue to build on last year.gonna do a road trip to see them play in pittsburgh.anyway spring is here and i love baseball.GO REDS!
 

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We shall see about Heyward. He didnt play alot in spring. Prob the least amount of time of all starters. They say he had alot of sore back issues, sore groin, etc. He did look fine when he did play though.

We have another rookie starting at first base this year. Freddie Freeman. I like him as much as I liked Heyward last year. Seems pretty smart at the plate and can handle a glove.

Jones surprised me with his spring. I figured he would be over and done with that repeat injury this late in his career.

When is the Reds first game?
 

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Although I am not a big Braves fan, I was very happy to see that Chipper Jones did decide to return for at least one more season after his injury. He is a great player, of course:yes:. But perhaps even more importantly he has been an excellent representative of what any professional athelete should endeavor to be. He is the epitome of a class act. :thumbup:
 

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Thursday for Reds they open with a 4 game set with Brewers.Freddie Freeman the scouts expect big things from him they say defensivly he's already there so will see about the bat.Im gonna miss Bobby Cox getting thrown.One of the last old school managers and i would guess he's a hall of famer wouldnt ya think.
 

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Yeah I would think Bobby is a definite hall of famer. To many winning seasons and playoff runs not to be.

I will have to switch over and watch the Reds some Thursday as well then. I dont plan on doing much other than watching baseball. (other than my stinking dentist appointment at 1 pm)
 

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Heres to hoping the Braves can build on last years successes and not crumble in september. I know that when september rolls around I have "focusing" issues with my job concerning the soon to be opening hunting seasons. Lets keep it together!!

Its great to see Chipper healthy. It will be a sad day when he does decide to hang up his cleats. Hes been my favorite player my whole baseball lifetime, along with John Smoltz.
 

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Nice game for Atlanta today. Lowe looked pretty good and Heyward got a long ball again on opening day.

Chipper still surprises me. A double, single and a run.
 

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Redsox opener today I think in Texas
sports illustrated I hear predicted to be the team to beat this year hope they diidn't jinx them
 

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I have heard all kinds of predictions this year. I think its a toss up more so this year than most. I hope they are accurate about the Yankees being down this year though.

Im surprised we have no Phillie fans on here.
 

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Gotta throw some love to my Cardinals... my whole family and I are die-hard Cards fans. Year after year the have solid teams. Hoping to see them go deep in the post season this year... we'll struggle pitching wise b/c of Wainwright being out, but hopefully our hitting will pick up the slack.
 

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Gotta throw some love to my Cardinals... my whole family and I are die-hard Cards fans. Year after year the have solid teams. Hoping to see them go deep in the post season this year... we'll struggle pitching wise b/c of Wainwright being out, but hopefully our hitting will pick up the slack.
On the Cardinals.. Did you notice Pujols ground into 3 double plays yesterday?? He has to do a whole lot beter than that for the Cards to be in it.
 

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On the Cardinals.. Did you notice Pujols ground into 3 double plays yesterday?? He has to do a whole lot beter than that for the Cards to be in it.

Yeah I did.... not happy with that performance! Plus him not signing before the season started has made alot of people uneasy about this year. If we have a bad year, he may leave, if we have a good year his value will go up. So it's up in the air. For those of you who don't know it, Albert Pujols is a devote Christian. Very strong in his faith and he and his wife and children are all great people. I'm just hoping the whole money issue doesn't make his mind up fully. Obviously the Cards can't offer him what the yanks and sox and dodgers can (among others) but we offer him what many baseball announcers and fans say is the best fans in the country. I mean it... I watch other games all the time and when a player doesn't perform well the crowd will boo them (especially the yanks and sox) but not the Cards. We have more respect for our players and show it to them by backing them up... now I'm not saying we're the only organization that does this... but one of the best.
 

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Yeah it bothers me when players are just about the money only. I know the cash would play a big role but if the team that brought me up can stay in the ball park I would hope I would have enough respect for them to stay around.
 

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Redsox opener today I think in Texas
sports illustrated I hear predicted to be the team to beat this year hope they didn't jinx them
YUP Jinxed already
 

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Bf the braves are not that bad the Sox have the worst record in BB right now 2-9 so much for SI's prediction
 
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