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The Daily Chop: Braves set to head to Houston for NLDS

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The Braves are about to head to the playoff bubble and prepare for the start of the NLDS on Tuesday.

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This feels like the calm before the storm.

Other than some brief and fairly innocuous interviews with guys like Brian Snitker and Will Smith, it was a pretty quiet day in Braves country as the team did workouts to keep guys loose, but still take it easy enough to take advantage of the extra off day after their convincing playoff series victory over the Reds and prepare for their matchup with the surprising Miami Marlins in the NLDS.

However, this is going to be no normal playoff appearance as the specter of COVID-19 still hangs over the sports world. Instead of hosting playoff games and having home field advantage as would be the case in normal years, the Braves will be heading to Houston on Sunday to get settled into the National League playoff bubble. The Braves will have Monday to do their media appearances and prepare before taking on the Marlins starting on Tuesday.

So far, it appears that the Braves are pretty heavily favored in the series and that makes us very nervous.

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