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10 Sep

ESPN.com: MLB – Idle hands

ESPN.com: MLB – Idle hands don’t keep Braves from NL East title

I guess all those people who thought that the Mets were going to win the division were right. They just didn’t realize that they were going to win it for the Braves. The Braves are now an unreal 21 games up on the second-place Phillies, who only have 19 games left. Are we still allowed to rant about Bobby playing Vinny every game now that the division has been clinched?

Now, the first seed in the playoffs. The Braves are 3 1/2 up on the Diamondbacks, but five up in the loss column because Arizona has played three more games. Go figure. The Braves will only play 161 games this year, I think, because of a rainout. They’re nine games up, ten in the loss column, on the Cardinals for first-round home field advantage.

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