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The Daily Chop: World Series previews, Game One notes, Expert picks, and more

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The Braves play in their first World Series game since 1999 in just a few short hours.

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The Braves are playing in the World Series. It still seems surreal given all the agony that this organization has dealt its fan base over the past 22 years. Even this season seemed destined for another shortcoming, but this resilient group has battled all the way to the biggest stage. Now the only thing between this incredible team and a championship is four wins over the Houston Astros. The matchup will be anything but easy, but doubting this iteration of the Atlanta Braves has been an exercise in futility, especially over the past two weeks.

World Series Previews

2021 World Series Preview: Astros starters are a question mark

The Braves offense is seemingly set up for success in this series given the current condition of the Astros starting rotation.

2021 World Series Preview: The Astros are mashers

For all the questions surrounding their pitching staff, the Astros offense has more than enough answers to compensate. Houston may have the best lineup in baseball, which will pose a significant challenge for Atlanta despite their impressive pitching performance to this point.

Experts pick World Series winner, MVP

The Astros are seen as the favorites according to the majority of writers, which fits perfectly alongside the two previous playoff series’ for Atlanta.

ATL-HOU position-by-position breakdown

Mike Petriello chooses positional advantages between the Braves and Astros.

Roundtable: Who’s World Series favorite?

More in-depth discussion of the matchup between Atlanta and Houston.

Braves News

This Braves team is not an 88-win team

Stephen breaks down why this Braves team may have only won 88 games in the regular season, but is well beyond the mediocrity their record suggests.

Eddie Rosario and Tyler Matzek both seized the moment in the NLCS

Demetrius looks at the two biggest Atlanta heroes from the NLCS.

How the 2021 Braves killed the narrative and returned to the World Series

The Braves are finally back in the World Series, where they were a mainstay in the 1990’s. Aly looks at how the Braves made their return and killed the longstanding narrative.

Fall Classic ‘special’ family affair for Snitkers

Brian and Troy Snitker will square off in the World Series. Troy is the hitting coach for Houston and will have an opportunity to coach up the Astros lineup ahead of a matchup with his dad’s team. What an incredible feat for the Snitker family.

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MLB News

How the World Series teams were built

Jonathan Mayo looks at the roster construction for Atlanta and Houston.

Dusty’s vow to Hank fulfilled — with a twist

Dusty Baker has been around baseball seemingly forever, and has an opportunity to win his first ring at 72 years old. He made a vow when Hank Aaron passed away earlier this year that he would win the championship. Now, he is just four wins away.

6 important facts to know for World Series

Mike Petriello provides six important facts prior to Game 1.