The Atlanta Braves were eliminated from playoff contention today after losing to Colorado, 9-8 and the Phillies beating the Marlins 10-7.
Atlanta Braves 2006 Playoff Hopes
Born: April 3, 2006
Died: September 24, 2006
The demise of the Braves dynasty was awaited by many baseball fans in the same way that the U.S. government keeps checking on the health of Fidel Castro.
The Braves Dynasty collapsed under the weight of injuries and the inability of the farm system to produce enough pitching to keep the team afloat. The Braves were able to score runs thanks to players like Adam LaRoche, Andruw Jones, and Brian McCann, but their bullpen and starting rotation (which were difficult to discern differences between) dragged them down to the bottom.
The Braves leave a legacy of consecutive playoff appearances dating back to 1991 (they were in the wild card spot when the season was called off in 1994). Visitation will be at Turner Field from September 26 through October 1.
In lieu of flowers, the Braves ask you to give money to the Chief Noc-a-Homa Memorial Fund for the Nonproliferation of Stupid Mascots.