Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Braves Win. . .UPDATED

The Atlanta Braves won their 14th consecutive title tonight, with one of the worst pitching staffs they've had in a long time (I mean, once upon a time, they had Glavine, Avery, Smoltz, and Maddox, all in their prime, all at once), with numerous injuries up and down the roster, and a whole bunch of rookies . . . SEVENTEEN of them this year. Shows what kind of organization Schuerholz has put together and what kind of manager Bobby Cox is. Oh, and Andruw Jones got a League-leading 51 regular-season home runs to go with his 128 RBI's, making him a viable candidate for MVP. Of course, I think he should be the MVP, but you probably already guessed that. As a life-long Braves fan, I can't say enough about this year's team. With all the injuries and some poor veteran player performances at the beginning of the year, even the Atlanta media wasn't too hopeful for the streak's continuation. Cox, the youngsters, and veterans who know the meaning of "teach the game" proved everyone wrong. It gives me hope for the playoffs and hopefully the World Series, something we've not been able to do in quite awhile. Maybe this team can prove my doubts wrong yet again.

Congrats guys.

Oh, and if anyone wants to give me some free tickets to the playoffs, they'd be appreciated.

UPDATE: In regard to the somewhat lukewarm pitching staff this year, in comparison with other years anyway, I firmly believe that the Braves should find a way to hire this guy:

He's admittedly not a great starter, but with his wicked fastball, he'd be a great closer.


  1. Never said that they wouldn't. . .no reason not to pull for them though.