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Old 04-07-2015, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I think that only a portion of the 400,000 folks within COA would agree with you. The Atlanta that most folks refer to, includes many suburban areas not within city limits.
Of course, because no one outside of GA knows where Sandy Springs or Smyrna is.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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Of course, because no one outside of GA knows where Sandy Springs or Smyrna is.
Including the thousands of Braves fans in Alabama, Tennessee, the Carolinas, not to mention the rest of Georgia. So only a handful of people (see Cameron H's last post for a more descriptive term) care.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Of course, because no one outside of GA knows where Sandy Springs or Smyrna is.
Okay - not following you there.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:50 PM
 
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Don't take the bait CQ.

Everyone knows that moving a team outside the city limits on its own is not a deal breaker for any fan or the real cause of this.
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:55 PM
 
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Zip code mean nothing, unless the stadium is within the city limits it is not in Atlanta, just metro Atlanta.
I actually think its better for a city when you don't have a huge stadium sitting idle for most of the year.

Ideally you'd want a stadium away from downtow that is assessable by public transit. would you be on board if there was a Marta stop at suntrust park?
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Old 04-07-2015, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I actually think its better for a city when you don't have a huge stadium sitting idle for most of the year.

Ideally you'd want a stadium away from downtow that is assessable by public transit. would you be on board if there was a Marta stop at suntrust park?
I would attend games then, but as others have said the way the whole thing went down and how Cobb County is rubbing it in like they stole something from Atlanta and not moving people from Atlanta by rail.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:12 PM
 
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You realize most of these people are well aware that trades happen all the time and that that is not the foundation of their motivations towards the Braves, correct?
No I don't believe that casual fans DO realize that trades happen all the time and each team is apt to be almost completely different from year to year - at least not the people commenting about it on this site. Many comments that I read here were about the Braves "giving up" based on their trades in the off season when they actually have put a pretty good team together that may go at least as far as last year's team. Why are you so sensitive about this? I wasn't directing at you, just making a comment about all the whining and that those folks don't sound like real baseball fans.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:54 PM
 
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Joe. Don't think I can help you. I guess you just don't understand what being a fan means to many people. That it is more about what the team represents than the stats of a player trade.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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What is your point? No I do not revel in the days of the Boston Beaneaters. And I have already said that the name is not what makes a team, so it would have depended on the relationship that team developed with the city and its fans over the years it was here on if I was a fan.
Cause I'm still trying to figure out why you're so angry at the Braves for doing what pro teams do. Trade players. We lost a few starting pitchers and relievers, some like Santana and Harang have a laundry list of teams they've played for. Beachy and Medlen were injured. We got Jordan Walden for Tommy Hansen a couple years ago. He was then a part of the Heyward trade. Johnny Venters was released. The other pitchers I haven't even heard of much. Gattis will be missed but we got 3 players born in 91 or 92. Definitely aiming for the future. Jace Peterson is now 2B and was part of the Justin Upton trade. Also got 2 players born in 94 and one born in 93. Heyward will also be missed but will be replaced by 2 also born in the early 90s. I hate getting rid of Kimbrel but he's getting 33 mil over 3 years just to make an appearance for one inning in a handful of games per week but it was tied into the wonderful unloading of a terrible BJ Upton (er, Melvin). But we get more youngsters for the farm system and free up money. The Braves will be good again. They're deep in young pitching talent. I remember when Teheran and Avilan were on the Gwinnett Braves. Now they're important pieces of the rotation and bullpen. Just give it time.

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No I don't believe that casual fans DO realize that trades happen all the time and each team is apt to be almost completely different from year to year - at least not the people commenting about it on this site. Many comments that I read here were about the Braves "giving up" based on their trades in the off season when they actually have put a pretty good team together that may go at least as far as last year's team. Why are you so sensitive about this? I wasn't directing at you, just making a comment about all the whining and that those folks don't sound like real baseball fans.
Exactly. We still have a top notch shortstop in Simmons. Freeman is still a solid player. Chris Johnson had a great 2013 but fell off a bit in 2014. Still hitting better than Uggla or BJ Upton ever did though.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:59 PM
 
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Joe. Don't think I can help you. I guess you just don't understand what being a fan means to many people. That it is more about what the team represents than the stats of a player trade.
No dude it is you that doesn't understand. I'm not talking about "the stats of a player trade" but simply about the comment in this thread about the Braves trading beloved players in the off season. Get that through your head and there will be no more discussion here. I'm not referring to "many people" or whatever it is you have read into my comments - only about comments made here and by casual fans of baseball that don't exhibit an understanding that players change teams all the time and teams often. completely change from year to year.

I don't need you to help me, but I would like for you to try to follow what I'm saying.
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