Atlanta Braves Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Sid Bream's Slide

The Atlanta Braves' Twitter account is currently filled with details about the celebration of Sid Bream's slide in the 1992 NLCS, which eliminated the Pirates from the playoffs. Their current streak of 19 straight losing seasons began the following year.

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There's a ceremony in Atlanta Saturday night to honor the slide. Bream himself is there for the event, and so is Francisco Cabrera, who made the hit that brought Bream home. Then there's this picture of fans reenacting the slide.

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Topping it all off, as most Pirates fans know, is that the Braves are giving away this bobblehead of the slide, which features the Pirates' Mike LaValliere diving -- and failing -- to make the tag.

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You can hardly blame the Braves for celebrating -- it was a dramatic moment, even if they did end up losing to the Toronto Blue Jays (who they're playing this weekend) in the World Series. But it was an even bigger moment for the Pirates, and you can't blame Pirates fans for feeling like they've been punched in the mouth. Again.

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For more on the Braves, check out Talking Chop. For more on the Pirates, there's Bucs Dugout.

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