Photo: Government shutdown is Braves harbinger of glory
Do events in Washington have a bearing on the Braves' fortunes? Maybe!
Spotted prior to first pitch of Dodgers-Braves Game 1 of the NLDS ...
For those who can't make out the text of the sign, it reads: "Last Gov't Shutdown, The Braves Won It All! #ThanksCongress"
Indeed in 1995, the federal government shut down, and that same year the Braves triumphed over the Indians in the World Series. Of course, that year the shutdown occurred after Atlanta hoisted the trophy (the shutdown started on Dec. 16, 1995 and ended on Jan. 6, 1996), but who's counting?
A historical imperative is what this is. Congratulations, Braves.
Chapman didn't help his case to win people over with some questionable comments
Young slugger Joey Gallo has been recalled from the minors
The hats will be for sale in Citi Field, too, as Piazza's number is retired
The teen was able to help his teammate until emergency medical personnel arrived
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A-Rod is not expected to start the rest of the week