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Outside The Confines: The calm before the storm

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An off day while we wait for the World Series to begin.

National League Championship Series Game 6: Los Angeles Dodgers v. Atlanta Braves Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Getty Images

Well, the baseball gods have spoken, and following a tense weekend matchup that determined the NL champions, we now know who our 2021 World Series contenders will be. The Los Angeles Dodgers put up a good fight, and had the better season record, but it was simply not to be as the Atlanta Braves took the series in game six, sending last year’s champions home. And in the AL, it was everyone’s favorite villains, the Houston Astros, who managed to best a club that hit three grand slams in one postseason, as the Boston Red Sox went packing.

So on Tuesday night, we’ll see the Braves, who haven’t won a World Series since 1995, take on the Houston Astros, whose 2017 win is somewhat marred by later revelations regarding cheating in the regular season.

Who will you be cheering for, if anyone?

And here’s a little fun fact to get you excited (or at least saying “hey that’s cool!)

Now on to the links from the weekend!

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.