In the aftermath of the Atlanta Braves 6-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Friday, all the focus was on clinching. Specifically on how the Braves had clinched the National League East for the second consecutive year, firmly planting the flag of long-term divisional dominance.
But the Braves weren’t the only team that clinched something during last night’s game. The Giants also clinched something: The longest offseason possible. Well done, fellas. Great job. Butt pats all around.
And what are the Braves doing, celebrating like they did something special? They clinched the NL East for only the second year running, whereas the Giants have clinched the coveted long offseason for three straight years now.