A proposed law could cloud details of spending on the Braves and Falcons stadiums

Atlanta Braves pitchers and catchers are basking under the Florida sun as they prepare for the 2014 baseball season. Meanwhile, dark clouds could be forming in Atlanta to obscure details of public spending on the team’s proposed $672 million stadium.

Drawing lines of Braves allegiance in Georgia

We often complain about Atlanta’s tepid sports fanbase—poor attendance, lack of passion, inability to hold on to a hockey franchise. But thanks to Facebook, that observation is now at least a little closer to being scientific fact.

The wizards of Cobb finally speak on Braves deal

When the Braves announced their move to the burbs on Monday, there was plenty of vocal vitriol from ITPers. But there was surprisingly little celebrating, let alone gloating, from the people of Cobb County. That low grumble you heard instead was the angry muttering and collective unsettling of suburbanite stomachs of a tax base left to wonder where the hell Cobb’s share of the money for the new stadium was going to come from. And Cobb officials were saying nothing to salve the dyspepsia.

Last night’s Cobb community meeting about the Braves was just like a game at the Ted.

The crowd of about two hundred trickled in late (apparently traffic in the I-75/I-285 corridor can get a bit gummy for 7 p.m. weeknight events) and left early.

Cobb stadium dissenters finally got a chance to speak

The TV news cameras rolled. The newspaper writers hovered over their laptops. On Tuesday morning, two weeks after being escorted kicking and screaming from the Cobb County Commission chambers, the opposition to the Braves stadium finally was to have its day to address the commissioners. Three dissenters showed up.

Greetings from spring training

Spring has arrived in Atlanta, still-melting black ice be damned, because I’ve heard the crack of Evan Gattis’s bat and the pop of Craig Kimbrel’s fastball sticking in the catcher’s mitt. Today was the first spring workout for your Atlanta Braves.

The Braves asked for an awful lot-and Cobb is evidently prepared to give it

You can dig into the twenty-page acronym-loaded MOU - or "Memo of Understanding" - between the Braves and Cobb County at your leisure (here's the pdf) but here’s the main takeaway: the Braves asked for lots of control and they’ve been promised it in a sweetheart of a deal that would run through the 2046 baseball season.

Who is casting All-Star votes for Justin Upton?

What do a supermodel and an evangelical political strategist have in common? How about a legendary half of Outkast and our hometown burrito chain? They all support  Atlanta Brave Justin Upton's All-Star bid. Oh, so does BJ Upton, in case you wondered.

Braves Relocation Update: The city’s timeline of what happened

In response to criticism that his administration was paying more attention to the Falcons than to the Braves, thus letting the latter slink away to Cobb County, Mayor Kasim Reed yesterday released a timeline that showed, among other things, that his office was . . . paying more attention to the Falcons than the Braves.

The city released hundreds of emails about the Braves move. Here’s the one you need to read

Christmas came early for Atlanta journalists today when the mayor’s office responded to Open Records requests by releasing hundreds of emails between City Hall and the Atlanta Braves. Here's the one you need to read.

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