Latest on Braves/Mets series potentially moving from Truist Park

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Hurricane Ian is set to hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 3 storm, and what it does after it touches land could decide where this week’s Braves and Mets series is played. According to several sources, Major League Baseball has already had discussions with both clubs about potential alternatives, but no decision will be made until there’s a better idea of if the storm will end up hitting Atlanta.

The league has a responsibility to keep things on schedule, and with the postseason set to start next weekend, there’s not a lot of wiggle room. With that being said, moving this series away from Truist Park has to be the last possible solution.

There’s so much on the line in this series. The defending champions attempting to defend their crown against their foes from the Big Apple in what has been far and away the best division race. Moving the series wouldn’t be fair to the Braves, but it wouldn’t be great for the league, either. This has a chance to be one of the most memorable endings to a regular season race you’ll ever see, and there’s no better backdrop than Truist Park, which is one of the best home field advantages in the sport.

By moving the series out of Atlanta, not only are you actively hurting a team that is 52-26 at home this season, but the average viewer is also missing out on an electric atmosphere for the most significant series of the regular season. Because of that, I do believe the league will do everything they can to play this series at Truist Park, as it should be.

However, sometimes Mother Nature takes things into her own hands, and there’s nothing anybody can do about it. If this storm begins to head straight for Atlanta, there’s a chance the league has no choice but to move this pivotal series to a neutral site.

We’ll keep you updated as more information is brought to life. 

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