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Last time there was a government shutdown, the Braves won the World Series

Images via SportingNews, Meera Venkatraman/MLB.com Real-Time Correspondent

It's true. The government went into shutdown mode in November and December of '95 -- about a month after the Braves did this: 

And Chipper Jones looked like this:

Chipper

The starting rotation was also pretty good:

Maddux, Smoltz

Yes, government shutdowns are never a good thing, but ...