Cliff Gardner

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Sweep, sweep, get out the brooms!

I am a huge Atlanta Braves fan and given that I was born and raised in Oregon, many people find that odd, so let me clarify. There are basically two reasons for my fanatical devotion to the Bravidos. First, my dad is a Yankee fan and in the 90’s you really only had those two choices. Second and more importantly is the TBS network which broadcasted tons of Braves games. I started out as a Braves fan because it was convenient but have remained one because they play hard and are tough.

Anyway, nothing starts my day off like waking up and turning on the TV to see an early Braves game being broadcasted on TBS against the hated Florida Marlins, then noticing that we’re up big and that this will complete a four-game sweep of our division rivals. God I love baseball and the Braves!


  • It's pretty exciting that the Braves have won the last two games of the set in extra innings. I cheered like a freak for Matt Diaz's RBI single that lifted the Braves to a 2-1 win on Tuesday and for Chipper Jones, when he ripped a three-run homer to give Atlanta a 6-4 victory on Wednesday.

    Jorge Sosa rules!!

    By Blogger magic, and with love from Sam,, at 1:41 PM  

  • WOW Sam knows a lot about baseball... either that or he's a rekaf thats faker spelled bakwards. Take that NYT crossword biatch.

    By Blogger The Assassin (burrr), at 5:57 PM  

  • that's funny, my brother jose has that exact same seemingly random love for the braves! and i, too, love baseball, and i REALLY love the sound of a baseball game on tv filling the house in the summertime.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 8:42 PM  

  • This year, the streak ends. A hex be upon them...

    By Blogger Your Friendly Neighborhood Clark Bar, at 1:23 PM  

  • They swept the series because of the broom in your office.

    By Blogger truax, at 1:56 PM  

  • re: the Braves. When your team can have the second highest payroll in baseball and still screw things up so badly as long as the Dodgers did, then you can create silly rationalizations to keep yourself busy until they get things together.

    By Blogger Your Friendly Neighborhood Clark Bar, at 2:24 PM  

  • Shameless self-promotion! So I'm in a play called "Damn Yankees" that you should all come see. It's about a man who sells his soul to the devil so his favorite baseball team can win the pennant. Anyway, there's this great song that opens the show called "Six Months Out of Every Year" where a bunch of wives (including me, thanks so much) sing about how six months out of the year their husbands are completely awol. "Six months out of every year he doesn't take me anywhere! Six months out of every year, when I play cards, solitaire!" Etc.

    By Blogger Haylie, at 11:00 PM  

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