Just thought of a couple more about the Braves.
Hudson -- thought he was an absolute lock
for the NL CY going to the NL East after dominating in the AL West, and had Mazzone on top of all that.
Smoltz -- thought his arm would fall off by the AS Break and would be forced back to the closer role.
I guess those two sorta evened out, but nowhere
did I ever
say they wouldn't win the division.