Now it’s official the Braves lead the National League East by 5 games.

Sorry for yesterday’s article when I just rounded up 4.5game lead to a 5game lead. Sorry, but not sorry. Yes anything can happen in baseball and that’s one of the reasons why it’s enjoyable. The search for the great unknown is what keeps me watching. When I was a kid, I came across a book about the Loch Ness monster. It was the title that grab my attention. A monster in Scotland, how exciting! I made it my life long obsession. In fact I’m planning a trip to find Nessie, not a monster, in 2019. Foolish yes but have you ever meet me? I’m foolish with a bit of insanity thrown in for good measure.

The Atlanta Braves went to San Francisco yesterday and did what they needed to do. Beat the struggling San Francisco Giants and send a bit of a message to the National League that the Braves aren’t just some flash in the pan. The Braves are here in baseball to stay and with their crop of young talent, they will be around for a very long time. It turns outBraves General Manager Alex Anthopoulos knew exactly what he was doing. Braves manager Brian Snitker is just the icing on the cake. Both of these men have great baseball minds. They step back and evaluate rather than quickly just make bone head decisions. You know the type of fans who want to trade away the entire team after losing 3 straight games in Atlanta to the Colorado Rockies. Those guys who ca not take a lose well and think baseball wins and loses are like college or NFL loses, one is one too many.

I’m not trying to degrade those fans who react on emotion, I was that guy at one point in my life when if the San Francisco 49ers lost a football game it would “ruin my week.” That’s one of the benefits of growing up in a military family. I have zero loyalty to any one region of the country. Watching the Braves last night I was very glad that I devoted my life to baseball. Watching Sean Newcomb pitch was like watching a moveable piece of art. I once had a friend describe a movie to me like that. I thought it was a beautiful description so I use it, thanks David! Of course that’s not his full name, but we are still friend even though neither of us live in Austin, Texas anymore. The other moveable piece of art last night was Ozzie Albies. How a man can run that fast makes me feel pretty useless writing an. article on my tablet. Ozzie’s feet move so fast it should be a violation! Freddie Freeman was remarkable last night also. He went 2 for 4 at the plate scoring the first Braves run, but definitely not the last. The Braves won the game 4 to 1. It was a movable art and even the Braves highlights captures the glory. Well done in San Francisco, well done indeed Atlanta Braves. GO BRAVES!!!

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