What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? BONUS THREAD: Hope.

So, it’s just a bit outside my arbitrarily-defined time frame, but this did happen not quite 18 years ago…     And if you were reading closely, you’d note that my odds of various miserable things occurring didn’t fully add up to 100%…     The oddsmakers I bought this ticket from at the Wynn … Continue reading “What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? BONUS THREAD: Hope.”

What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? #1: The Gut-Shot, Open Thread (by W.C.G.)

Ed. note: This is the fourth in a series of posts by W.C.G. that is predicated on something Mac used to say: “I’ve mentioned before that I have a low opinion of hope, which normally plays you false.” Or, as W.C.G. noted in his introductory post: “Braves fandom has mostly been a series of pleasant, … Continue reading “What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? #1: The Gut-Shot, Open Thread (by W.C.G.)”

What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? #2: The Umpire, Open Thread (by W.C.G.)

Ed. note: This is the fourth in a series of posts by W.C.G. that is predicated on something Mac used to say: “I’ve mentioned before that I have a low opinion of hope, which normally plays you false.” Or, as W.C.G. noted in his introductory post: “Braves fandom has mostly been a series of pleasant, … Continue reading “What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? #2: The Umpire, Open Thread (by W.C.G.)”

What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? #3: The Clincher, Open Thread (by W.C.G.)

Ed. note: This is the third in a series of posts by W.C.G. that is predicated on something Mac used to say: “I’ve mentioned before that I have a low opinion of hope, which normally plays you false.” Or, as W.C.G. noted in his introductory post: “Braves fandom has mostly been a series of pleasant, … Continue reading “What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? #3: The Clincher, Open Thread (by W.C.G.)”

What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? #4: The Ambush, September 23 Game Thread (by W.C.G.)

Ed. note: This is the second in a series of posts by W.C.G. that is predicated on something Mac used to say: “I’ve mentioned before that I have a low opinion of hope, which normally plays you false.” Or, as W.C.G. noted in his introductory post: “Braves fandom has mostly been a series of pleasant, … Continue reading “What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? #4: The Ambush, September 23 Game Thread (by W.C.G.)”

What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? A Taxonomy of Miserable Braves Playoff Losses, 1996-2012. #5: The Dead Man Walking

I was a 14-year-old high school freshman in the fall of 1996 when I decided I was a Braves fan. It was the World Series and I bet my cousin Gene, a Yankees fan, that the Braves would win. We went up 2-0. I called him up, full of 14-year-old sports hubris. Gene doubled down … Continue reading “What Miserable Braves Playoff Loss are YOU? A Taxonomy of Miserable Braves Playoff Losses, 1996-2012. #5: The Dead Man Walking”