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The Atlanta Braves Must Retire #23 for David Justice and build him a statue to lift curse

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In May of 1989 David Christopher Justice made his MLB debut as a member of the Atlanta Braves. In the years that followed he would become a superstar for the team and enjoyed living in Atlanta and building the team from a perennial loser to one of the best in baseball.  The culmination of his career came on Sunday, October 28th 1995 during Game Six of the World Series. Controversy struck on the morning of that when Atlanta newspapers printed stories that right fielder David Justice had ripped the city's fans for not matching their motivation of past seasons. Justice, who had been struggling in the postseason, was vilified before the game, even though we now know his criticisms were valid, but when his sixth-inning home run broke a 0–0 tie, he became a hero. He had finally won the City he loved their one and only professional sports championship. 

How did the Braves repay him? By promising him a big contract, to be forever a brave, and then trading him after an injury. Justice was furious and later told ESPN "I love the Braves, so when John Schuerholz looked me in my face and told me 'I'd bet my house and my family that you won't be traded' that's good enough confidence for me coming from a General Manager, and then out of nowhere, one week later I'm gone.""

 

After the trade, Justice maintained his high level of play, but his life fell apart. He went from being the darling of Atlanta, one of People Magazine's "Most Beautiful People", married to Halle Berry, and possibly a first round HOF player to a journeyman , always getting traded, divorced, shamed, and accused of steroid use.

Eventually, he turned his life around with religion and I believe put a HEX on the City of Atlanta for the trade that he believed ruined his life. He cursed the City to not only never win a championship again but to lose in catastrophic fashion. 

Think about, think about all the complete mind blowing failures of all Atlanta professional sports teams. The  fucked up Olympics, the 96-2006' Braves, The Falcons every damn year, The Hawks never being good despite being in one of the best cities for NBA basketball, The Thrashers up and leaving. It all connects to Justice. 

We can get this man to lift the curse, but we must give him the respect he deserves. 

 

RETIRE #23 IN HIS NAME 

 

BUILD A STATUE OUTSIDE THE NEW SUNTRUST PARK HONORING HIS HOMERUN THAT BROUGHT THE ONLY CHAMPIONSHIP TO ATLANTA. 

 

IT MUST BE DONE OR WE SHALL SUFFER BLOWN TWO POINT CONVERSIONS FOR RETURNED TOUCHDOWNS , AND OTHER AMAZING WAYS TO LOSE FOR GENERATIONS. 

 



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