Saturday, January 14, 2012

Teddy Come Back!

"...trying to forget you is just a waste of time...Baby come back, any kind of fool can see, there was something in everything about you. Baby come back, you can blame it all on me. I was wrong and I just can't live without you." ~ Player's 1977  #1 Hit,  "Baby Come Back"
  On this date, January 14, 1976, National League owners approved the sale of the Atlanta Braves to media mogul Ted Turner for $11 million. As much as I dislike the man, I really miss the days of an owner who actually gave a rip about the team. Turner was good for Atlanta, and Atlanta was probably good for Ted. The Braves need an owner like a Ted Turner- someone who knows something about the game, someone who actually attends the games, and who can identify and name someone on his roster. Most importantly, they need someone who is committed to winning- to bringing a World Championship back to Atlanta, and isn't afraid to open up his wallet so that his GM can get the team what they need. Many of us fans were hoping that someone would be Mark Cuban, who has expressed interest in purchasing a MLB team, but Cuban is interested in purchasing a franchise in need of much help, and doesn't see the Braves as such a team. As per the terms of the agreement when Liberty purchased the franchise, they are now free to put the team up for sale since the collective bargaining agreement expired on December 11th. The conglomerate has not given any indication that it is looking at putting the team up for sale, but those of us who are fans can only hope that it does go up on the trading block.

2 comments:

  1. No, they're not for sale- but they are now able to be, should Liberty decide to sell.

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