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We Are Relentless

So here we are again, Atlanta. Game 5. Everything on the line for one of our teams.

We've been here an excruciating number of times and escaped a mere few. I don't need to list the moments for everyone in Georgia to know what they are, and yet I still feel like I must in order to remind everyone else. I was born in 1997 and just in my recollection there has been enough heartbreak to last a lifetime.

An 18-inning loss in Game 5 to Houston in the 2005 NLDS. Brooks Conrad's three-error game in the 2010 NLDS. Blowing an 8.5-game lead in September to miss out on the Wild Card spot in 2011. The "infield fly" in 2012. A blown 17-0 lead in the 2012 NFC Championship Game. The 60-win Hawks being swept in the 2015 Eastern Conference Finals. Super Bowl 51.

Just when you think the heartbreak can't keep coming, there's another swift kick to the coin pouch.

But that all changes tonight. I'd normally feel pretty bad going into a game of this magnitude given the events I listed above, but there has been something different about this team all year. They never quit. They're never out of it.

All those teams I listed above didn't have Ronald Acuña Jr., Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Josh Donaldson and Dansby Swanson there to rip the hearts out of the chests of the St. Louis Cardinals and leave them lying in the outfield grass of SunTrust Park until March. That's what's going to happen tonight.

So y'all get your game faces on and get ready, because at 5:02, there's a storm coming.

Freddie Freeman summed it up best when he said, "It just doesn't matter what inning it is, what score it is -- we're coming. We're relentless."

Let's do this.

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