Braves Beat the Odds (and the Astros)


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Atlanta Braves players Will Smith and Travis d’Arnaud celebrate after winning the World Series in Game 6 against the Houston Astros

Evelyn Henry, Staff Writer

  On Tuesday, November 2, the Atlanta Braves defeated the Astros 7-0 to win the World Series for the first time in 26 years.

   Braves fans across the country were on the edge of their seats going into game six on Tuesday. Fortunately for them, the Braves were able to bring home the win.

   The Braves manager, Brian Snitker had no doubt that the Braves would win. “They’re having fun playing this thing” he said, reassuring fans that the Braves would not crack under pressure.

   The Braves won the World Series for the first time since 1995, making their win all the more remarkable. As for the Astros, they will now head into the pivotal off-season. With manager Dusty Bakers contract set to expire and the possibility of Carlos Correa, Justin Verlander and Zach Greinke retiring, the Astros are looking at a huge change for the next opening season.

   Braves outfielder Jorge Soler was named 2021 World Series MVP on Tuesday night. In game six, Soler had the most memorable swing of the series, destroying a three-run home run giving the Braves a lead in the game.

   Many baseball fans are already looking ahead to next year. Will Atlanta repeat as champions in 2022? And can we count on the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Fransisco Giants returning to the post season next year? Baseball fans can only hope.