2023: The Record Shattering Season
The current iteration of the Atlanta Braves is playing at a historic level. No record is safe with this team and they are breaking them left and right. They've already locked up a bye week during the first week of the playoffs by winning their division for the sixth straight season. Kirby Yates recorded the final out in their clinch of the division.
Ronald Acuna Jr. is doing something never done before with 30 home runs and 60+ stolen bases in a single season. Spencer Strider broke his own record and is on the cusp of having the most strikeouts in a season since John Smoltz. Matt Olson broke the record for most home runs in a single season formerly held by Andruw Jones.
Atlanta's offense also broke the franchise record for most home runs in a season and is doing its best to break the MLB record set by the 2019 Twins. They are on pace to break that record but what matters most is the postseason.
Right now, Ronald Acuna Jr. is approaching a 40/70 season. He is one home run and three stolen bases away from accomplishing this. He will be the only player to ever accomplish this and who knows the next time anyone will come close to this mark.
So far, 2023 has been a lot of fun to watch but choosing just one moment doesn't seem right just yet. There is so much time left to make more memorable moments including in the postseason. Hopefully, Braves fans will be celebrating another World Series title.
This could be the best Braves team in the history of the franchise and it's mind-boggling to think of all the records they have broken. It wouldn't be right to end this season without another world championship.