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soxfanatlanta
09-13-2006, 07:43 AM
The Braves were officially eliminated from the NL East title last night when the Mets defeated the Fish. 14 years as NL West, and NL East titles will not be repeated in my lifetime, IMO. Hats off to Bobby Cox, and John Schuerholz for one hell of a run.

They have some serious rebuilding to do with their pitching, but I suspect that they will will be back in the next year or two. What do you think?

The Dude
09-13-2006, 07:52 AM
:bandance:How do ya like dem apples Chips?:bandance:

I can't believe it took this long. Every year they proved me wrong except this one.

White City
09-13-2006, 09:30 AM
They have a decent core of young'uns and won't be down long.

The world truly is ending here in Atlanta -- as evidenced by the apocalyptic weather this morning.

Rooney4Prez56
09-13-2006, 09:31 AM
I don't think that record will ever be broken.

Dan Mega
09-13-2006, 10:01 AM
Its quite an incredible record to have. Will Bobby Cox stick around? I haven't heard yay or nay from him, so I assume he'll be around for a while longer.

cheeses_h_rice
09-13-2006, 10:09 AM
My favorite NL team (though that's not saying much, these days), although they've definitely made it hard by not showing up in the playoffs for most of the last decade.

Some great playoff series they played over the years, including 2 losing WS appearances, the '95 WS, and the '99 NLCS vs. the Mets, among others.

sox1970
09-13-2006, 10:09 AM
I don't think that record will ever be broken.

The Yankees are getting close, aren't they?

DSpivack
09-13-2006, 11:01 AM
The Yankees are getting close, aren't they?

They'll be at 9 this year, they won the Wild Card in 1997.

viagracat
09-13-2006, 11:05 AM
Won't have to hear that damn "Tomahawk Chop" this October...:smile:

Iwritecode
09-13-2006, 11:13 AM
The Yankees are getting close, aren't they?

They've got 8 in a row and are likely to make it 9 this year.

That will also be 11 out of the last 13 years. :o:

Only Boston (once) and Baltimore (once) have won the divison since the WC has been introduced.

batmanZoSo
09-13-2006, 11:17 AM
Good riddance. Do we need another first round loss? Atlanta in the playoffs got tired 5 years ago.

LuvSox
09-13-2006, 11:18 AM
Good riddance. Do we need another first round loss? Atlanta in the playoffs got tired 5 years ago.

Yes it did.

palehozenychicty
09-13-2006, 12:36 PM
Good riddance. Do we need another first round loss? Atlanta in the playoffs got tired 5 years ago.

Thank you for the truth. Losing to the Cubs in the playoffs makes it inexcusable.

Foulke You
09-13-2006, 02:12 PM
Thank you for the truth. Losing to the Cubs in the playoffs makes it inexcusable.
While I was upset that they jobbed to the Cubs in 2003, I did enjoy the Braves 3 game sweep that ended the Cubs "magical" 1998 campaign.

davenicholson
09-13-2006, 02:14 PM
Cue the "Hallelujah Chorus"

BiggestFan14
09-13-2006, 04:44 PM
That was a nice run though. It will be though to beat, I think as well.

DSpivack
09-13-2006, 04:48 PM
I guess the playoffs will be sold out this year.

TheKittle
09-13-2006, 08:28 PM
I guess the playoffs will be sold out this year.


Not if the A's make it.

PKalltheway
09-13-2006, 09:25 PM
I have never liked the Braves, but I will say this. 14 division titles in a row is amazing. To put it into perspective, the Yankees (who are about to make it nine division titles in a row) would need to win the AL East for another six years in order to break the Braves' record. Let's hope that doesn't happen....
The Braves did consistently lose in the playoffs though. I remember in 1998 when the Padres were considered the underdogs in the NLCS against the Braves, and the Padres had 98 wins. The Braves had 106!:o: Thankfully the Padres beat the Braves that year.

PKalltheway
09-13-2006, 10:52 PM
They just mentioned on Baseball Tonight that the last time the Braves were eliminated from NL East contention was on September 11, 1990. Among the things they mentioned:
David Wright was just 7:o:
Tom Glavine had a career record of 30-40:o: :o:
Barry Bonds had 111 career homers

Here are some more things that BBTN didn't mention:
Old Comiskey was still around (if for just another couple of weeks), and Memorial Stadium in Baltimore was winding down its second to last season.

Also in 1990:
The Expos still had their powder blue uniforms
The Yankees had the worst record in the AL:bandance:
An AL East team making the playoffs usually meant getting crushed by Oakland in the ALCS
There was no Wild Card or Central division
There were only 26 teams
The Pirates won the first of three straight NL East titles
The Reds won the World Series
Sparky Anderson was still the manager for the Tigers
The Royals had the highest payroll in baseball:?: :o:

Last, but not least....on September 11, 1990...
PKalltheway was just 17 days away from celebrating his second birthday!:tongue:

FedEx227
09-14-2006, 12:30 AM
The Royals had the highest payroll in baseball:?: :o:


WOW... that is a shocker right there. People who just picked up baseball would not think of this team as one of the greats of the 70s-80s. But my GOD have they fallen, especially in a non-salary cap sport its ridiculous.

chisoxmike
09-14-2006, 01:16 AM
****ing Mets.

Frankfan4life
09-14-2006, 07:55 AM
Forget 14 in a row. Right now I just wish the Sox would win two division titles in a row!

Chips
09-14-2006, 08:25 AM
Won't have to hear that damn "Tomahawk Chop" this October...:smile:

Wild Card....

Chips
09-14-2006, 08:26 AM
****ing Mets.

I hope they get swept in the first round.

doublem23
09-14-2006, 08:45 AM
I hope they get swept in the first round.

The Mets are the only team in the NL that could even possibly make the World Series mildly entertaining, so I'd like to see them get to there and stretch it out to 5... maybe 6 games.

Honestly, I think the only other even remotely interesting storyline would be watching the Marlins get to the World Series and then get CRUSHED by the American League Champ, just so everyone shuts up about "how amazing it is that the Marlins are any good," and realize that they're nothing more than the byproduct of a garbage league.