Brian Snitker has had a huge impact on this Atlanta Braves team.
The lifelong Atlanta Braves guy will finally get his chance to lead the Braves on the biggest stage of them all.
The guy who has seemingly done it all with the Atlanta Braves will be the head honcho over the team while it competes in the 2021 World Series against the Houston Astros.
Of course we are talking about Brian Snitker, the Atlanta Braves manager.
Thinking back on all the things he has done throughout his career, Tuesday night, he will be able to do something he has never done before: fill out an Atlanta Braves lineup card with a World Series at stake.
Obviously, he has been around the team before in some capacity while it played in the fall classic. Most people do not need reminding that he has been with the Atlanta Braves organization since 1977.
Think about all the highs and lows he has seen whether it be the disaster that was the 1980’s for the Atlanta Braves or the team of the 90’s he saw. All the way through former manager Bobby Cox‘s final days and the subsequent rebuild only to be tabbed with the job of leading the on-field team when it was time to compete again.
And here we are.
So far this October he has pushed all the right buttons (more on that in just a little bit), and he has as big a hand over the Braves advancing to the World Series just as much as the players that have propelled us such as Rosario and Matzek.
Thus far, Snitker has played this chess game known as October baseball just as well as anyone and it is showing so far.
To add on top of all of that, how appropriate would it be for the Atlanta Braves to win the World Series during the year where we lost Hank Aaron, where after all, it was Hank Aaron’s recommendation to Brian Snitker to become a coach and stay in the game of baseball.