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Rise and Phight: 7/4/2023

Happy Independence Day!

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MLB: JUL 04 Phillies at Braves Photo by David John Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

I find it funny that anyone would complain about already being out of the division race by Independence Day. The Braves are going to win the division, which is fine. The Phillies showed last year that getting into the playoffs is all that really matters, the necessity to get on a hot streak being the great equalizer during October. But I have seen a few grumbles about already playing for a wild card spot.


The Braves are a great, great team, probably the best in baseball right now. But they were really good last year and someone remind me who beat them in the playoffs?

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