Raise your hand if you expected Game 5 of the NLDS between the Atlanta Braves and St. Louis Cardinals to be over before it even started. Now, keep that hand raised and raise your other if you thought it would be the road team on the happy end of that narrative.
Truth be told, we are still getting used to the Cards' sheer man-handling of the Braves on Wednesday, but, in hindsight we should've seen the thumping coming all along. Folks, prepare to have your minds utterly blown.
SOMEHOW, Atlanta's eventual loss is correlated to the Falcons epic choke in Super Bowl LI from 2017, where they, of course, held a 28-3 lead over the Patriots and ended up losing. Keep that scoreline in mind.
How is that even possible!? The sad part is that the math checks out, too.
The world of sports oozes outlandish coincidences from time to time, but this one might have to take the cake for its sheer peculiarity.
In truth, the Braves shouldn't have even taken the field tonight. It was a foregone conclusion that St. Louis would blow their doors open. Why did nobody relay this absurd parallel to manager Brian Snitker before first pitch?
We don't even know what to think anymore. The universe is a harsh mistress and clearly has it out for the city of Atlanta and their championship-deprived sports organizations.
The Braves Game 5 choke-job just became THAT much more historic and humiliating.