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
The Braves offense is seemingly set up for success in this series given the current condition of the Astros starting rotation.
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.
The Astros are seen as the favorites according to the majority of writers, which fits perfectly alongside the two previous playoff series’ for Atlanta.
Mike Petriello chooses positional advantages between the Braves and Astros.
More in-depth discussion of the matchup between Atlanta and Houston.
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.
Demetrius looks at the two biggest Atlanta heroes from the NLCS.
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.
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.
Jonathan Mayo looks at the roster construction for Atlanta and Houston.
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.
Mike Petriello provides six important facts prior to Game 1.