SPORT: A BRAVURA SEASON

ATLANTA WASN'T THE ONLY WINNER DURING A YEAR THAT RESTORED LUSTER TO THE GAME

BASEBALL GOT WHAT IT DIDN'T DEserve. Namely, baseball. A season that began with 48-year-old Pedro Borbon Sr. wheezing and falling off the mound as a replacement pitcher ended with a glorious World Series in which 27-year-old Pedro Borbon Jr. was warming up in the ninth inning for the world champion Atlanta Braves. A season that at first seemed too short because of its 144-game schedule provided fans with too many memories. Forget the owners, forget the union activists, forget the Baseball Network, whatever that was. Remember that the game, if left alone long enough, can restore itself.

As the Braves cavorted...

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