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Sunday, October 24, 2021

Atlanta Braves back in World Series for first time since 1999 after upsetting Dodgers in NLCS

For the first time since 1999, the Braves are going back to the World Series.

Eddie Rosario continued a torrid postseason with a three-run homer just inside the foul pole in the fourth inning, breaking a 1-1 deadlock and propelling Atlanta to a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night. One season after the Braves lost to the Dodgers in a seven-game National League Championship Series, Atlanta knocked off the defending champions in six.

The Dodgers got the tying runs on base with no one out in the seventh, but lefty reliever Tyler Matzek came on and struck out three straight to electrify a thundering Truist Park gathering. The last of the three was former MVP Mookie Betts.

Rosario, who was named NLCS MVP, went 2-for-4 with a walk and finished the NLCS with a .560 average, 1.040 slugging percentage, three homers and nine RBIs in six games.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 24, 2021 at 06:39 PM | 27 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JRVJ Posted: October 24, 2021 at 07:22 PM (#6048745)
Arguably, this will be the first Southern WS (in the sense that it's the first time the two clubs are from States that were part of the Confederacy).

Curious, and I suppose inevitable at some point.
   2. bunyon Posted: October 24, 2021 at 07:43 PM (#6048747)
1985 if you count Missouri as a confederate state. And then 2011 would count too.

But this is definitely the most southern feeling WS.
   3. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: October 24, 2021 at 07:58 PM (#6048751)
I'm going with Andy's suggestion that this should be referenced as the "Series between 2 teams from the most inhospitable cities fit for human habitation"
   4. The Duke Posted: October 24, 2021 at 07:59 PM (#6048752)
I don’t think Missouri counts as a confederate state
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: October 24, 2021 at 08:10 PM (#6048753)
honestly, these were two of my least favorite cities to visit.

most big cities have their own personality - and even if it's not a place you'd want to live, it's fun to visit and take in the local style.

these two? not so much. one has endless streets named Peachtree, the other has too much Westheimer.
   6. bunyon Posted: October 24, 2021 at 08:14 PM (#6048754)
I think Atlanta and Houston are fine for habitation now. 30 years from now, Jolly’s comment will be literally true.
   7. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: October 24, 2021 at 08:14 PM (#6048755)
Atlanta had under 10,000 inhabitants in 1860, while Tampa had a population under 200.
   8. McCoy Posted: October 24, 2021 at 08:25 PM (#6048757)
Atlanta is definitely not for tourists but it's great for people living in and around the city.
   9. Mike A Posted: October 24, 2021 at 08:25 PM (#6048758)
Having lived here for 30 years, I have no idea why people think Atlanta doesn't have a personality.

But I think that's because Atlanta is a place to live more than a tourist city.

/coke to McCoy
   10. Howie Menckel Posted: October 24, 2021 at 09:25 PM (#6048763)
I have no idea why people think Atlanta doesn't have a personality.

can you give us a hint what it is?

I've only been there a dozen times or so, but....

it reminds me of Phoenix - if you want to go somewhere interesting, schlep to Buckhead in Atlanta or to Scottsdale in AZ
   11. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: October 24, 2021 at 09:29 PM (#6048765)
It's nice and cool in Denver.
   12. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 24, 2021 at 09:43 PM (#6048767)
Arguably, this will be the first Southern WS (in the sense that it's the first time the two clubs are from States that were part of the Confederacy).
The arguable part is “were.”
   13. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: October 24, 2021 at 09:48 PM (#6048768)
Atlanta's gone pretty hard on the tourism. Just since I've been here (~15 years), the College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights have opened. The Falcons and Braves both have new stadiums that opened within the last five years. But it's basically the capital of the South, attracting college grads from all over SEC country.
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: October 24, 2021 at 09:54 PM (#6048771)
to be fair, I'm mostly talking 20+ years ago, so 13 is a legit point.

have been to Indianapolis in recent years, and that city upgraded significantly from the 1990s for a visitor.

it does happen (though I have little hope for Phoenix).
   15. McCoy Posted: October 25, 2021 at 05:35 AM (#6048793)
I don't know about you but I don't travel half way across the country for an aquarium and a college football museum.
   16. McCoy Posted: October 25, 2021 at 05:36 AM (#6048794)
I've lived in a lot of cities in my time and the only personality I perceived was in Philly.
   17. bunyon Posted: October 25, 2021 at 08:36 AM (#6048800)
In my experience, cities are too large to have personalities. Neighborhoods can have. Self selected communities like fans of a sports team contributors to a museum can. But a few million people spread out over a wide area? Nope.

Except for thinking their way and city are better than everywhere else. Most cities have that.
   18. Mike A Posted: October 25, 2021 at 09:16 AM (#6048809)
I think Atlanta's 'personality' - be that as it may - lies in its' diversity and history, much of it centered around MLK. It's a young but brash city that has gone through a lot. Trae Young kind of embodies Atlanta's personality, which is why he's been such a good fit.

Also, trees. Lots of trees.
   19. Baldrick Posted: October 25, 2021 at 11:13 AM (#6048841)
It's true that Atlanta has no personality if you ignore the Black people, and also ignore all the stuff discussed in 13.

Houston is a less obvious case, but I actually came to really like it after visiting a few times. Great arts, incredible diversity, good food. It's a pain to get anywhere and the weather is less than ideal. But there is a lot to enjoy if you look for it.
   20. bfan Posted: October 25, 2021 at 12:05 PM (#6048865)
I'm going with Andy's suggestion that this should be referenced as the "Series between 2 teams from the most inhospitable cities fit for human habitation"


Did not realize the Yankees or Mets had made it.
   21. BDC Posted: October 25, 2021 at 01:02 PM (#6048903)
I don't know Atlanta well. My one extended trip to the area was taken up mostly with getting to the Civil War sites. Very interesting places but I realize they may not fascinate everybody. I do have the High Museum on my map for my next road trip east.

Houston is a great city, as Baldrick notes unless you are only talking in terms of weather, traffic, and the imminent possibility of most of it being underwater.

As others have said, most large cities are like most others in a lot of ways, weather excluded ... I don't know of any with pleasant traffic situations. Houston is bigger than most American cities and has the advantage of sheer diversity if there's something you require in a city.
   22. BDC Posted: October 25, 2021 at 01:36 PM (#6048909)
I guess that would be a (subjective but) interesting question, largest US city where the traffic isn't insanely terrible. Of the 20 biggest US cities, I would say that San Antonio and Ft. Worth are OK, but of course they are not very densely populated. Houston and Dallas are perhaps just enough more crowded (with busier downtowns) to be nightmarish; or maybe (also?) suffer from poor road design. Maybe Phoenix? I have never driven there.
   23. McCoy Posted: October 25, 2021 at 02:55 PM (#6048921)
Philadelphia's traffic wasn't terrible but that was 20 years ago.

But honestly it depends on what you're trying to do. Commute in from the suburbs? Move around a neighborhood? Go across town? I think pretty much all of the cities I've lived in were perfectly fine traffic wise if you lived in the city and were smart about your drive. If you lived outside the city and wanted to commute in during peak hours you're going to be in standstill traffic.

Having said all that LA's traffic is bad for everyone.
   24. Astroenteritis Posted: October 25, 2021 at 10:04 PM (#6049033)
I'm going with Andy's suggestion that this should be referenced as the "Series between 2 teams from the most inhospitable cities fit for human habitation"


The most inhospitable cities for human habitation are any cities where it gets cold, end of story. Warmth = life. Cold = death.
   25. Astroenteritis Posted: October 25, 2021 at 10:07 PM (#6049035)
but of course they are not very densely populated.


Houston isn't very densely populated, which makes it nice in some ways, but creates hideous traffic problems. The thing about Houston is it's an enormous geographic area. Mostly nice and green, lots of rain, you can grow almost anything, but if you can't take heat and humidity you will be miserable.
   26. Astroenteritis Posted: October 25, 2021 at 10:09 PM (#6049036)
the other has too much Westheimer.


Ha, Westheimer does go on forever, long enough to pass through three normal cities.
   27. Mayor Blomberg Posted: October 25, 2021 at 11:06 PM (#6049046)
Houston is bigger than most American cities and has the advantage of sheer diversity if there's something you require in a city.


A good bialy? Nope. & yeah, I'm struck every time I drive through certain parts of the city south of downtown but within the 610 how vacant it is.

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