Atlanta Braves vs Houston Astros, World Series that took 6 decades to develop

Freddie Freeman will hit baseball at the top of his game for the first time.

José Altuve and company are looking for more laurels. Another Venezuelan, Luis García, seems to have already found the formula to shine in the playoffs. The other Houston Astros pitchers, including Framber Valdez, will face Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley and all those young Atlanta Braves hitters.

And Dusty Baker will continue to pursue a fall managerial coronation.

Braves-Astros, a lot of flavor in this World Series, in which even a father will face his son.

Brian Snitker is manager of the Braves. His son Troy serves as a hitting coach in Houston.

“We know the Snitkers are going to have a World Series trophy at home,” said the driver. “I don’t know who’s going to get it, but we’re going to have one, and that’s really nice.”

A duel that took six decades to develop will confront two teams that reached the military in the National League and have met more than 700 times, including five playoff series.

Just remember Hank Aaron and Jimmy Wynn fighting a Home Run Derby at the Astrodome. Or Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz taking on Jeff Bagwell and Craig Biggio on a June night.

Due to the schedule and COVID-19, the Astros and Braves have not met since 2017. They will collide on Tuesday, in the first game of the Fall Classic, in Houston.

The Astros open as favorites 3-2, according to the FanDuel site.

And let’s be clear: There are many fans who would rather not see either of these two teams at this point in October.



Atlanta heads to the World Series for the first time in more than 20 years after defeating defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

Altuve, the Puerto Rican Carlos Correa, Álex Bregman and the Cuban Yuli Gurriel will forever carry the tag of cheats, after being part of the Astros who devised a system to steal signals, on the way to the conquest of the 2019 World Series.

At Minute Maid Park they find ovations. In all the other parks they are greeted by the hostility reserved for the worst villains in the majors.

“Since the bad news, we have had to deal with what happened in 2017, and I think we all want to show what kind of players we are,” said Yordan Álvarez, MVP of the American League Championship Series. .

“I wasn’t here with the team in 2017, but I’ve been booed like everyone else. So I think we have the same mentality of wanting a World Series win to show that we are a great team.”

The Braves overcame the season-ending injuries of dynamic Venezuelan Ronald Acuña Jr. in July. They rebounded after languishing to 52-55 in early August, thanks to the help of NL Championship Series MVP Eddie Rosario.

Although the campus changed, the sounds and images persist. During the Championship Series, fans at Truist Park made reference to the “tomahawks” and chanted songs supposedly inspired by ethnic origins in the United States.

During an era of greater social justice, the Cleveland Indians changed their name to Guardians, and the Washington football team shed its racist nickname.

Atlanta hasn’t announced any changes, and that is sure to turn heads during the World Series.


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