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Slogging without injured MVP (again), Atlanta Braves facing an alternate October path

WASHINGTON — They’re not happy by any means, not satisfied, certainly, with their position in the National League pantheon, and not conceding anything in a division that they’ve dominated the past six seasons.

But the Atlanta Braves of this glorious era have been through it – the NLDS gut punches, the season-ending injuries, the happy miracle of 2021 following four unremarkable trades and a sprinkling of autumn magic to reap the ultimate reward.

Why, then, should two devastating setbacks and a curious offensive funk dampen their hopes when they know they can be dashed when all is relatively well?