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Will Atlanta Braves Win the World Series in 2012?

Atlanta clinches a playoff spot Tuesday in dramatic style. Share your thoughts.

What a difference a year makes. The Atlanta Braves are in the 2012 baseball playoffs.

A year ago, the Braves endured one of the biggest collapses in baseball history, blowing an 8 1/2 game lead in September to miss the playoffs. But not so in 2012. The Braves defeated Miami, 4-3, Tuesday on a walk-off homer by former Gwinnett Braves player Freddie Freeman to clinch a playoff spot.

At this point, Atlanta has clinched a spot in a possible wild-card playoff spot. And they still have a chance at the NL East title, as they trail Washington by four games.

The 2012 playoff appearance also is special, in that it marks the final postseason appearance for team icon Chipper Jones, who is retiring. Jones is the only remaining player from Atlanta's 1995 World Series championship team.

And this year, pitcher Kris Medlen has become a mainstay. Tuesday, the Braves won for the record-tying 22nd straight time in games started by Medlen. This feat only has been matched by three pitchers since 1920.

So the question, do you think Atlanta will win the World Series in 2012? After all, last year's wild-card team, St. Louis, won the World Series. Tell us in the comments below.

Alan McKee September 26, 2012 at 09:00 PM
The Braves will choke again and not get pass the initial wild card game. I hate to say it,but it has happened too many times. I am still going to root for them anyway.
Mr. O September 27, 2012 at 05:03 AM
Braves have the best pitching in baseball now when it counts. They will blow by one gamer and go on to World Series. They will not choke this year. Hopefully they will win Division but even if they don't, they will be a TEAM to reckon with in Playoffs. They have momentum at the right time and have an Excellent chance at winning it ALL. Leon O- Atlanta Fan since 1980.
Kevin Shrauger September 27, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Whoever is winning in September has the momentum at the end of the season. That's what is is what wins championships. Right now the Braves are playing as well as anyone. They also are playing for Chipper's last shot at another World Series as a player. I like their chances. Go Braves!
mike October 01, 2012 at 02:27 AM
this is going to be awsome!!!!!!!!! Braves will win the world series 2012-Mike Braves fan since birth
mike meacham October 01, 2012 at 02:28 AM
this is going to be awsome!!!!!!!!! Braves will win the world series 2012-Mike Braves fan since birth

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