By Ben BussardThursday March 17, 2011 12:40 pm EDT
''Here are the next seven things that have to go right for the Atlanta Braves in 2011 if they want to win the World Series.
Let's take a peek at necessary outcomes 14-8, shall we:
14. Don't leave Tommy Hanson in the sun...or in California —Pinpoint fastball control and a devastating slider aren't the only attributes possessed by the Braves' 24-year-old hurler. Hanson's resemblance to one late night talk show host is downright undeniable and although they share the same shade of auburn locks and the fairest of skin tone, the intense mid-July sun can wreak havoc on their poor, unsuspecting flesh. Solution? SPF 30.
13. Bald is beautiful —All-star starter Tim Hudson has been rocking the bald look for the past few seasons and it's probably time for the Braves all-star catcher to get on board as well. Brian McCann has been struggling with hair loss seemingly since his rookie season. Now that he appears to have corrected his vision problems, it may be time to take a Mach 3 to that dome of his.''
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