The Night Georgia Fans Cheered Against A Former Dawg

The Night Georgia Fans Cheered Against A Former Dawg

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The Night Georgia Fans Cheered Against A Former Dawg


As a fan of the Georgia Bulldogs, it is a common ritual to cheer for former players’ success in the professional leagues.  Just like we do Todd Gurley, Sony Michel, Nick Chubb, Bubba Watson, Kevin Kisner, John Isner, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and the rest of the Dawgs in the big leagues.

Football reigns king in Athens, though a handful of former baseball, basketball, golf and tennis players have found their way to the big stage through the Classic City.

Alex Wood, a former Georgia and Atlanta Braves pitcher, is no exception. The Charlotte, North Carolina native has deep roots to the Peach State, though now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Normally, it is a given for Bulldog fans to side with their former heroes past college, but on Sunday night, everything was different.  The Braves, down two games in the NLDS to Los Angeles, were tied up at five heading into the bottom of the 6th inning.

Former Bulldog Wood came walking to the hill, hoping to set the Dodgers up for a late-game comeback.  Meanwhile, Freddie Freeman stepped into the box, destined to find a chance to leave his mark after several years of waiting.

The veteran Braves first baseman blasted a solo shot to the Chop House in right field, sending SunTrust Park into a frenzy.

Wood, in disbelief, stood at the mound in utter disappointment.

Normally, we’d sympathize with Wood in a regular season game. However, this is the postseason. The young Braves have shattered expectations all year long and their season could not end in a sweep to Los Angeles, with the annual playoff disappointment of Georgia sports teams looming.

To our readers who are Brave fans, enjoy the rest of this magical ride. Wood, we love you, but we want you to lose.

The boys in blue retain a 2-1 series lead heading into Game 4 Monday and still have home-field advantage.

It’s fine to root for the Dodgers’ success, due to their former Georgia players but for this week, you have an excuse.

Take it all in, folks.  Ronald Acuña Jr. just became the youngest player to hit a postseason grand slam in MLB history. Freddie Freeman got his shining moment in a Braves uniform. The first playoff game at SunTrust Park was everything incredible about this season, condensed into three chaotic hours.

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