Sep 27, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Chris Johnson (23) celebrates a solo home run with shortstop Andrelton Simmons (19) in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Postseason Futility and All, the Braves are Still Fun to Follow

Well we are over a week into the offseason. The Cardinals and Dodgers are going at it for the National League pennant while the Braves are sitting at home once again. It’s been a while since the Braves were in the NLCS (2001) and even longer since the World Series (1999). Even so, the Braves give me what I need.

I don’t know what I’d do in the summer if it weren’t for Braves baseball. We are so lucky as Braves fans to follow a winning team – I don’t know what I’d do if they were a perennial loser. The summer of 2006 and 2008 were hard to watch; I did, but it wasn’t as much fun. I really like watching the Braves, a wining franchise from April-September.

Get home from work, nothing on TV, but the Braves are always there.

Sit outside and listen to Jim and Don. Recline in my easy chair and listen to Chip and Joe. It’s great every night.

Hot summer day, nothing to do? Go to the Ted.

The Braves in Atlanta are the summer. Without them I don’t know what I’d do. If they were losers…well I just don’t want to think about something like that. A long winning streak, or even just a 3 or 4 game streak is a ton of fun to watch. Driving home from work knowing you get to watch the red hot Braves is one of the highlights of my summer.

So maybe the Braves didn’t get it done yet again. I wish they would, but I can take it. Really in the end I don’t need the Braves to win in October, what I really need is them to entertain me all summer long.

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