Thousands of loyal Atlanta Braves fans who lined up for hours to watch the Atlanta Braves parade were outraged when the bus carrying the World Series champions flew past them at 35 mph.
The Braves defeated the Houston Astros to win the World Series title in Houston on Tuesday. Braves fans waited for hours to celebrate with the team -- only to see the bus speed through like they were afraid of being carjacked.
Twitter users complained that they took the day off from work only to see the players for a brief second.
Someone clocked the bus going just over the speed limit.
One Twitter user wrote: "So appropriate for the #Braves to speed through huge crowds in downtown/midtown on the way to have a real parade in the suburbs."
Another person tweeted: "The Braves speedin thru atlanta to enjoy the parade in cobb is racist."
And a third user wrote: "I know we not use to doing them but damn they came by at the speed limit!!"
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The Atlanta Braves clinched the World Series title on Tuesday, routing the hapless Houston Astros 7-0 on their own home turf in Game 6.
Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman and the Braves won their first World Series championship in 26 years. Soler was a toddler and Freeman was six-years-old the last time the Braves won the championship in 1995.
"I've always said the team that has that little boy in them are teams that do good in the postseason," said Brian Snitker, Atlanta's manager. "And I really believe that. I think the team that just plays with emotion and enjoys what they're doing in the postseason is really dangerous."
Soler opened the barn door with a three-run homer in the third inning. And Freeman slammed it shut with a solo home run in the seventh inning for a final score of 7-0.
The Braves were heavily criticized for their offensive name, hatchet logo, and "the chop" gestures. The press also treated the team unkindly for not having any Black players.
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Most of the dark-skinned players on the Braves are Hispanic. The closest to a Black man on the Braves team is 2nd baseman Ozhaino "Ozzie" Albies, 24, a native of Curacao.
The two-time All-Star became an Internet meme when he peered into the 2nd base dirt camera during Game 6.
Former President Donald Trump sparked anger and outrage when he did the "Tomahawk Chop" during game 4 of the World Series on Saturday.
The Atlanta Braves lead the Houston Astros 3-1 in the series after taking game 4 at Truist Park in Cobb County, near Atlanta, on Saturday night.
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President Trump generated the most headlines when he and former first lady Melania Trump made the Atlanta Braves' "chop" motion during the game.
The Braves' name, mascot, "Tomahawk Chop" and tribal war chants by the crowd are considered "degrading and racist" to American Indians and indigenous groups.
Many say the slicing motion Atlanta players make to simulate "scalping" their opponent is particularly offensive.
Other sports franchises have dropped their Indian names, but the Braves continue to resist calls to be more racially sensitive in today's "woke" environment.
One USA Today writer refuses to name the Braves in his articles about the World Series. Instead, he refers to the team as simply "Atlanta."
Trump's Tomahawk Chop during game 4 sparked more outrage and fury on the left.
Trump previously encouraged a boycott of all baseball games after MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred moved the All-Star game from Atlanta to Denver to protest Gov. Brian Kemp's voting bill.
Commissioner Manfred defended the Tomahawk Chop, saying local indigenous groups are not offended by the gesture.
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The Miami Marlins Major League Baseball team games have been postponed following a coronavirus breakout that stranded them in Philadelphia. 14 players and a coach tested positive for the coronavirus.
"The members of the Marlins' traveling party are self-quarantining in place while awaiting the outcome of those results," MLB said in a statement.
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Manager Don Mattingly said members of the team would be quarantined in Philadelphia.
The team's home opener against Baltimore was postponed, as well as the New York Yankees' game at Philadelphia, as the Yankees would have used the same clubhouse as the Marlins.
Teammates texted each other about the team's positive tests, but there was no talk of quitting the season.
"We knew this could happen at some point. We came to the ballpark ready to play," said shortstop Miguel Rojas.
The Marlins played exhibition games in Atlanta against the Braves on Tuesday and Wednesday. The Braves have since been without their top two catchers, Tyler Flowers and Travis d'Arnaud, who both showed flu-like symptoms after the games.
Being cooped up in the house for three months on quarantine is taking a toll on many couples who suddenly realize they don't really like each other.
Atlanta Braves outfielder Marcell Ozuna's wife hit him in the face with a soap dish during a verbal argument that got out of hand.
Ozuna suffered a facial injury when his wife Genesis threw a soap dish at him a couple of weeks ago.
Medics were called to the scene where they treated a "small laceration" on Ozuna's face.
Ozuna drove himself to a police station to file a police report on his wife.
Genesis pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault and was given a stay away order.
Rumor has it that Genesis suspects Ozuna of cheating on her during the coronavirus quarantine.
The Braves are among the teams preparing to take the field when Major League Baseball resumes its season this summer.
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