The Braves finally delivered. Years of agony, watching talented rosters falter in October, were rendered insignificant as quickly as Freddie Freeman secured the final out of the 2021 World Series. It was cathartic to see Atlanta convincingly body slam the narrative that the city was incapable of winning a championship. The Braves fielded so many great teams in the interim between championships, only to see them falter in October, and yet somehow this tumultuous season culminates in a World Series victory.
With the improbable nature of this championship, two things are guaranteed:
- Hope will extend well into the second half before anyone gives up on the Braves for the foreseeable future.
- I will be purchasing the Braves 2021 World Series DVD Box Set. I want to see and hear everything that led to Atlanta hoisting the trophy. What an incredible team.
Atlanta will have the opportunity to celebrate their World Series champs on Friday, with parades in both Marietta and Peachtree.
The Braves needed to win a ring for Freddie. Now, they need to make sure his next championship also comes in Atlanta.
Demetrius looks at everything that kept the Braves from being World Series contenders, then everything that helped them win it anyway.
Glavine can always relish pitching one of the greatest games in World Series history. The Braves hope that this core group can find more luck in October that the great teams of the 90’s.
Much like Glavine in 1995, the Braves were delivered a championship on the back of their left-handed ace in Game 6. Max Fried was outstanding in Houston on Tuesday.
Buster Posey will shockingly announce his retirement on Thursday. The three-time World Champion is just 34 years old.
The Tigers acquire a solid starting catcher to help their young pitching staff.
The Braves will no longer be featured on lists like this one.