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BamaBirdLady

This crazy curse is real, here is proof

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3 hours ago, BamaBirdLady said:

The last great Atlanta team meltdown was a blown 28-3 lead.

2 years, 8 months, and 3 days ago today we played in Super Bowl LI.

Is that a coincidence or proof of the curse?

I vote curse!

It's really 4 days. SB was played on Feb. 5th. Braves was Oct. 9th

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I trace the Braves postseason failures back to a single incident: the 3-run HR by Jim Leyritz in the 1996 World Series. The Braves were on a roll until then and nothing has went right since then. 

Braves postseason failures by year:

1996: Jim Leyritz game

1997: Eric Gregg game

1998: Sterling Hitchcock won 3 games in the NLCS, including the clincher where Bobby Cox decided to start 3 bench guys so that he would have more right-handed bats in the lineup against the lefty Hitchcock and naturally the Braves were shutout on 2 hits

1999: Tino Martinez had more RBI's in the World Series than Chipper, Klesko, Jordan, and Andruw combined.

2000: The Rick Ankiel game.  The Braves could have had home-field advantage in the NLDS over the Cardinals but they lost the final game of the regular season after giving up 7 runs in the 9th inning against the Rockies.

2001: The last NLCS appearance by the Braves ended with the Erubiel Durazo game (and Durazo didn't even start the game)

2002: Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the 9th in game 5 of the NLDS with no outs and two men on base, Gary Sheffield struck out and Chipper hit into a double play to send the Giants to the NLCS

2003: Braves committed 4 errors in game 3 of the NLDS against the Cubs and were 2 for 12 with RISP in games 4 and 5 combined.

2004: Jaret Wright, the most reliable starter during the regular season, was a wreck in both his NLDS starts with a 9.31 ERA against the Astros. 

2005: The bullpen was so bad in 2005 (remember Dan Kolb, John Foster, and Chris Reitsma) that they put Joey Devine (drafted only 4 months earlier) in the game in the bottom of the 18th inning of game 4 of the NLDS.

2010: The Brooks Conrad game

2012: The infield-fly rule game

2013: The David Carpenter game

2018: Can't complain too much. Just over matched by the Dodgers

2019: Most runs ever surrendered in the 1st inning of a playoff game. 

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13 hours ago, BamaBirdLady said:

The last great Atlanta team meltdown was a blown 28-3 lead.

2 years, 8 months, and 3 days ago today we played in Super Bowl LI.

Is that a coincidence or proof of the curse?

I vote curse!

It’s like a New Orleans black Magic witch doctor has put The Voodoo on all Atlanta teams!

Think about Chris Martin our key 7th and 8th inning reliever getting a pull in his side just as the series is beginning without throwing a pitch?? Forcing Luke Jackson a inconsistent pitcher into his spot?

classic Voodoo doll treachery!!

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