Atlanta Braves World Series Champions
Updated: Nov 4, 2021
Game 6 Recap: Atlanta Braves spank the Astros, 7-0
The Atlanta Braves have done it! They have erased the misery of choking for Atlanta sports by winning their first World Series since 1995.
The Braves were rock-solid from the moment the game started. Max Fried threw six solid innings, and Jorge Soler provided the Braves with another enormous moon shot in the third. Overall, it was the perfect end to an improbable season.
At the beginning of the year, the Braves were one of the favorites to win the world series. However, they lost their ace, Mike Soroka, earlier in the season, and then, midway into the season, they lost their star player in Ronald Acuna, to a devastating knee injury. Marcell Ozuna got put on administrative leave amid assault allegations. Those odds at the beginning of the year dropped from 10-1 to 50-1.
However, after a couple of excellent additions in the trade deadline, they could completely turn their season around. They began the month of August five games out of the NL East. Out of nowhere, the Braves turned the switch. Austin Riley, Eddie Rosario, Freddie Freeman, the list goes on. They all contributed to getting the Braves into the postseason.
The Braves overcame so much this season, and no one expected them to do what they just did. All of the Braves' acquisitions turned out to be very beneficial, and they all did their part in the postseason. Adam Duvall hit two home runs in the World Series, including a grand slam; Joc Pederson, or "Joctober" as they call him, was filled with clutch at-bats. Eddie Rosario, who the Braves got in exchange for nothing, had a killer postseason; and finally, there was Jorge Soler, the World Series MVP.
Is there anything else I need to say? The Atlanta Braves had a steep hill to climb, but the hard work sure paid off. Max Fried looked so good in the clinching game. After getting out of a massive jam first, Fried was cash throwing six scoreless innings.
Soler, Dansby Swanson, and Freeman all hit homers to help catapult the Braves to the promised land. It was his third homer in the World Series for Soler, which ties the most among Braves players.
Manager Brian Snitker waited so long for this moment. He's been with the Braves for more than 40 years, and he has the Braves win 14-straight divisions with only one WS Title coming out of that success.
Their path to get here wasn't easy. First, it was the Milwaukee Brewers, with who the Braves had no problem. Then, they had to get past the Los Angeles Dodgers, the defending champs. The Braves, again, had no issues with the Dodgers. Finally, they had the cheaters (Houston Astros). About 99% of America was rooting for the Braves in this one. The Atlanta Braves were, in fact, "America's Team."
This win also means so much to the city of Atlanta and the amount of heartbreak they've endured watching their favorite teams fail each year. Who could forget "28-3," or pretty much every single Georgia football season. I'm convinced that no other city has experienced more heartbreak with their teams than the city of Atlanta. Not only that, the amount of disrespect Atlanta sports gets from the media is ridiculous. Now that the Braves have won the World Series, it forces ESPN to talk a bit of Atlanta sports.
Atlanta fans deserve every minute of this. Let them celebrate!
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