8 In keeping with Bleacher Report’s commitment to quality, the link didn’t work for two hours, and they put us in 14th…
7 These idiots dropped us to 13th, but at least they have the rankings ordered from worst to first, which is how it should be
6 Fallen to 12th over at ESPN
5 We’re 11th, according to the prose-poets at CBS Sports
4 Down to ninth in the Grueling Truth, which is also what I call my professional wrestling finishing maneuver
2 Your personal POWER RANKINGs
1 My personal POWER RANKINGs

POWER RANKING of first-half memories:
13 Midsummer sweep of the Cardinals, always enjoyable (see below)
12 coop learns about Tinder
11 Acuna’s first homer off Homer
10 blazon finds a new sentimental favorite in Anibal Sanchez, pitcher whisperer
9 “Amanda’s Husband” nickname gets all the way back to Amanda herself
8 Flaherty and Tucker the greatest folk hero duo since Simon and Garfunkel
7 The title of the article says it all.
6 Albies sets the Braves’ XBH record for the first month of the season
5 Dansby caps a wild six-run comeback against the Marlins
4 Folty’s 2 hit, 11 K complete game. Game score of 93, not too shabby
3 Markakis’ opening day walk-off — we actually have seven walk-off wins so far this year
2 63 days in first place
1 Rob admits he’s Matt Wisler. Kidding. Actual #1 is Rob takes the wheel at Braves Journal. Roger moves into Rob’s previous role as minor leaguers’ lead advocate. AAR presumably just golfs now. It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all.

POWER RANKING of prime schadenfreude opportunities:
7 “None of our pitching prospects are any good”
6 “The rebuild will take at least ten years”
4 “Ozzie Albies will never succeed as a major leaguer”…
4 …tied with “Albies drinks too much”
3 LOLMETS. You can never go wrong with the Mets because the Mets can never go right
2 The Cardinal way? GM publicly criticizing players, firing the manager, trashing him on the way out. I can’t take my eyes off this train wreck.
1 Nationals now displaying their propensity to choke over the course of an entire season. Delicious.
1a Imagine being Marc Schneider

POWER RANKING of Braves Journal POWER RANKINGs unpaid interns:
1 Well… I fired everyone except: Rachel, Emory, c/o ’21. In her spare time this week, Rachel wrote a grant proposal to a local community foundation seeking a small stipend for Braves Journal POWER RANKINGS’ unpaid interns. That’s all well and good, Rachel, but in order to keep the lights on here, we have certain core costs we need to cover before we think about non-core expenses. Still, I appreciate your initiative, and I pledge to put any resources that you fundraise to excellent use!!

Also, thank you to all the real all-stars, the recappers.