Some Braves fans wouldn't believe their team won the World Series until the final out

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The Atlanta Braves were nothing but dominant in Game 6 of the World Series.

Jorge Soler opened the scoring with a three-run homer to the train tracks of Minute Maid Park. Max Fried dominated in six shutout innings. Freddie Freeman and Dansby Swanson extended the lead to 6-0 with big hits in the fifth inning.

Just about any other fan base would have started the title celebration with a 6-0 lead in a World Series elimination game. But this was an Atlanta team, and we all know what has happened to Atlanta teams in big games.

Yes, Atlanta United won the MLS Cup in 2018, but none of the city's other major teams — the Braves, the Falcons, the Dream, the Hawks — had won a title since the 1995 Braves. Some of them came close, and then disaster struck.

It's something that Braves fans didn't need pointed out during the final innings of Game 6. They were already doing it themselves.

And yes, the two most infamous numbers in Atlanta sports got plenty of play on Twitter:

Some were jokes, yes, but they came from a place of truth. A 7-0 lead usually ends as a rout, but not always. It's hard to blame Braves fans for still being nervous, or at least not celebrating while their team still had outs to record.

And yet, the Braves held on. The team's bullpen picked up where Fried left off and finished off a title-clinching shutout. Many of the accounts that were so nervous an hour ago could start celebrating what may be the end of the Atlanta sports curse.

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