The Series Cynic: Braves do the unthinkable (not really)
By Ben BussardMonday May 3, 2010 03:15 pm EDT
Cynicism Nutshell: Well it's over. The Braves' nine-game losing steak that hung over the baseball fans of Atlanta like an ominous, black cloud for the past week and a half finally ended with a three-game sweep of the equally abysmal Houston Astros.
No longer does Atlanta claim to have the league's worst offense as the Braves saw their team batting average jump 10 points to .238---now the fourth-lowest in the National League.
Atlanta outscored the Astros by a score of 21-4 over the weekend thanks to a 5-for-10, 2 homer, 6 RBI series from rookie of the generation year candidate Jason Heyward.
Unfortunately, a return to winning means a return to overtly-pessimistic analysis so here we go.
I usually reserve these weekly columns for heavily opinionated sports banter that unintentionally infuriates most and enlightens few, but I wanted to pull a U-turn and shed some light on a story that everyone can enjoy.
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