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Jorge Soler Tests Positive for Covid Two Hours Before Game 4 of the NLDS

You. Can't. Make. It. Up.

I promise y'all this is not a joke: I was walking to lunch today thinking about the last two Braves wins, Tennessee on an SEC winning streak and hosting the biggest game in Neyland Stadium in five years this week and some other general life stuff and the realization occurred to me things are going far too well right now. I knew something bad was about to happen.

Well, here it is.

With a 2-1 series lead and Game 4 less than two hours away, the news comes out that Jorge Soler has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been removed from the NLDS roster. I'm not sure if or when Soler will be eligible to return with how MLB is doing Covid protocols this Postseason as opposed to last year, but I assume it would be well into the NLCS at a minimum. Even if he is able to come back at some point during the next series — if you make it that far — do you use a roster spot on him with the possibility of him playing two or three games, especially after not playing in over a week?

I just can't deal with this right now. The Braves somehow overcame a season in which they lost Ronald Acuña Jr., Marcell Ozuna, Mike Soroka and Travis d'Arnaud for most of the year, still won the division and looked so far through the Postseason like they might be able to fuck around and do something and then this happens.

I just want the pain to stop. I know it won't, but I'd really prefer it to.