Everyone is rooting for the Atlanta Braves to win the 2021 World Series over the Houston Astros

Written by Doug Rush

Everyone is rooting for the Atlanta Braves to win the 2021 World Series over the Houston Astros #FortheA #BattleATL

When the 2021 World Series kicks off on Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park between the Houston Astros and Atlanta Braves, it’s a simple battle.

It’s a battle of good vs evil.

The heroes; the good guys in this case, are the Atlanta Braves, who were last in the World Series back in 1999 and last won the Fall Classic back in 1995 when they defeated the Cleveland Indians.

Their opponents are probably the most hated team in all of baseball, and with good reason; the Houston Astros. They are the villains. The bad guys.

Houston last won a World Series back in 2017, although given they were outed as cheaters from their system that involved garbage cans and cameras, their championship is tainted and really, should be given back.

After all, the NCAA can vacate championships and victories for different schools, they should have for the 2017 Astros. They also appeared in the 2019 World Series and thankfully, the baseball gods were on the side of the Washington Nationals, who defeated them in seven games.

Just like most were on the side of the Nationals back in 2019, most of the country is also on the side of Braves in this series.

According to the map, Texas, Louisiana and Delaware are rooting for the Astros. Texas and Louisiana are understandable for geographical reasons.

But Delaware? Really? I guess Delaware likes rooting for cheaters.

As for the rest of the country who likes watching baseball teams win and win the right and fair way, they are cheering for the correct team; the Atlanta Braves.

Can the Braves overcome the Astros, and whatever way they might have next to cheat? If the Nationals could do it in 2019, then hopefully, the Braves can do what the Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox couldn’t do this past month and end the Astros season.

So from the other 47 states with a conscience; LETS GO BRAVES!

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.

In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.

After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.

In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.

Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.