This past Thursday, the Atlanta Braves won their first playoff series since 2001. I’ve been waiting for that day since I was two, and I did not even know it. Braves fans have been carrying 25 years of emotional baggage surrounding the team’s playoff history since their last (and only) World Series title, and neither of us have been alive for that whole stretch. Getting through this series was critical for the fanbase to not experience another bad playoff loss, especially in a year where many feel the team is capable of winning the World Series.
Last year was the first time the team had a real shot of making headway in the postseason since the early 2000’s.