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Masters champion Bubba Watson, with his wife, Angie, and friends at a Waffle House after winning the golf tournament. Credit: Watson's Twitter feed
electric123 April 16, 2014 at 05:00 pm
Too bad he went to Dumb Ass University! that's one strike against him!
Denny Cain April 16, 2014 at 05:45 pm
Get a clue electric123.
wmsmom April 16, 2014 at 05:59 pm
He's sitting on top of the world with two green Masters Tournament jackets and you think it mattersRead More where he went to college?
Hank Aaron. (Patch file photo.)
Forward.... April 16, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mr. Aaron has lived through this vituperate before and it was only because he did the best job heRead More could in beating Babe Ruth's record. So for that he was called horrible names. He stated his opinion, which is fact based but America is not able to face honesty or have that conversation about race. They rather continue to act out with name calling. For centuries, African Americans have been deemed as lazy, stupid, inferior yet when one reaches the level of accomplishments as Mr. Aaron or Mr. Obama, they are still only just a n-word! Not given the respect or appreciation other within their own circles. So if what he says makes you uncomfortable, imagine how uncomfortable it is to live it!
Ira April 16, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Aaron brought this on himself. He himself is full of racism. In an interview with USA Today priorRead More to his day at the Braves game, he compared the GOP to the KKK. He couldn't be further from the truth and just confirmed he has joined the cry racism crowd. I lost all respect for this person.
Ann Hudren April 16, 2014 at 06:15 pm
"We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, butRead More when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he's treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go" ........... I am bewildered that Mr Aaron chose this path and used the worn out political excuses and apathy for President Obama. As a black woman I am shaking my head in disbelief. Silence is golden.
Masters champion Bubba Watson, with his wife, Angie, and friends at a Waffle House after winning the golf tournament. Credit: Watson's Twitter feed
John Chrusciel April 16, 2014 at 12:43 am
There is something in those cheese grits...
Harry Callahan April 16, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Moochell does not like this and has made the lefty liberals pieping mad.
Kevin April 17, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Anybody but Woods.
If you're heading to Augusta to watch the Masters Tournament, don't pack a cell phone or camera. File|Patch
Brock Miller April 10, 2014 at 08:25 am
Bubba Watson is not a GA native. He was born and raised in Bagdad FL. and still resides in FL.Read More Although he went to school at UGA doesn't make him a native.
Hunt Archbold (Editor) April 10, 2014 at 09:26 am
Correction made, Brock. Thanks.
Allah Tabul April 10, 2014 at 10:08 am
going to school at UGA doesn't make him educated either. WAR DAMN EAGLE!!!
Courtesy Atlanta Braves Facebook page
Brian March 31, 2014 at 03:30 pm
A different Brian opinion - I'm very disappointed with the move to Cobb on several levels.Read More Conceptually sports teams tie a city or region together and on that basis belong in the city. I also believe a tremendous opportunity was lost when the Braves and Falcons didn't build both new facilities in the same location (even if it was out of the city). Having multiple sports venues in the same location spurs the investment in restys/bars/retail shops/hotels because you have more year round activity. Honestly the move to Cobb also has a taste of 'white flight' to it as well, which leaves a bad taste in peoples mouths. Speaking as someone from Tucker/eastern perimeter, this move will take my family out of contention for weeknight games outright. No way will we fight top-end perimeter rush hour traffic. We now have several alternatives to get to Turner Field, not so the new location. I must say it's been amusing watching Cobb County anti-government Republicans freely giving away $450M to a baseball team, quite amusing indeed.
Jackie Irish March 31, 2014 at 04:39 pm
Charlie Vosburgh raises a good point, as people are already seeming to gloss over the trafficRead More challenges of getting to a game at the current stadium during rush hour on a weekday. The fact is, we don't know how traffic will be on gamedays at the new site (Will people learn to avoid that section of 285 during baseball season? Stick it out because there's no other option?). But what we can do over the course of the next 2 seasons is measure travel time from the areas the Braves' organization believes most of its fans come from (they released a heat map with the announcement) and compare the data to the 2017 season. My hypothesis is that travel-time for fans getting to the games will be about the same or at least, not significantly less; travel times for the poor souls just trying to get to/through the area after work, will be much, much worse. But I could be wrong. It will be interesting to see, regardless.
Pat Reynolds March 31, 2014 at 06:24 pm
Just remember that only the local politicians had a vote on this stadium expenditure. They brokeRead More their own laws by not allowing it on a ballot because they were afraid the public would vote it down. As for transportation to the new facility, there is only your auto whereas before you had MARTA. Add this to a team not playing so well and I see nothing but taxpayers' money going down the sewer without a vote.
Former Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner says he would never consider moving the ball club out of Atlanta. File|Patch
LP. March 27, 2014 at 10:03 am
Since the Braves call themselves "The Team of the South" let them move to some otherRead More southern state! Let some other state force their taxpayers to pay for the privately owned corporation. Atlanta is full of bandwagon fans anyway...the Braves wouldn't be missed at all.
scrambo March 27, 2014 at 08:22 pm
they should definitely move to another southern state now that georgia has more yankees thanRead More southerners its no more southern here than new jersey...
badgergirl March 27, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Hey Scrambo - move to West Cobb where you seem to want to belong.
Duke, Mercer final score.
David Brown March 21, 2014 at 08:03 pm
The final score in this article is wrong. The actual final score was Mercer 78, Duke 71.
The annual Fourth of July race falls on a Friday this year. Credit: Patch file
Steve March 3, 2014 at 09:30 am
Join the Atlanta Track Club and then you do not have to do the lottery you are guaranteed a placeRead More and at a discount. On top of that they offer many free races to members and discounted races along with a T shirt so the membership more than pays for itself if you just run one or two races. I was able to enter on March 1st and did so already.
A Letter to the Editor on the Braves move to Cobb. Credit: Patch
Steve Stussy December 4, 2013 at 03:33 pm
Of course nobody brings up that 'Atlanta' International Speedway and Road 'Atlanta' are nowhere nearRead More Atlanta, maybe because there's only a few races a year that people notice. But those bring in a lot of money for the surrounding area and traffic too. I guess because it's not baseball or football it doesn't matter. Being that the new stadium is almost within eye shot of the city of Atlanta limits, it's not far fetched and no reason to get all worked up about making the Braves change their name. If you don't believe me, next time you're South on 75 see where the Atlanta city limits sign is? What about the Silverbacks, they're an Atlanta team and play right outside of the Perimeter about the same distance from downtown as the new baseball stadium will be,except further from the city limits. The whole argument of whether the Braves moving to Cobb doesn't make them not a team from Atlanta is kind of asinine. What the real issue should be and not just the Braves but the Falcons too, is the disposable stadiums. The misleading ideology that building a new stadium will create new jobs and money overlooks the fact there is nothing wrong with the current arenas they play in. We've seen that all the talk of economic development in the areas surrounding the stadiums is all the same speech they gave when they built the Dome and the Ted. And nothing has changed. And as much as they talk how it's going to be different this time, it's the same old song and dance. The new buildings aren't going to miraculously make either team a winner. The new Falcons stadium, they're dreaming of getting another Super Bowl. So every 20 years they get a new stadium with the hopes of the city landing a Super Bowl? There's only been a few mentions of who will use the Ted. Atlanta is a city of fairweather fans and neither team deserves a new stadium until the fans build the traditions that long standing teams have, to make home field advantage a real advantage and not just when they're winning.
Chris Gwin December 5, 2013 at 10:35 am
I just cancelled my Braves account. BBBB! I'm in.
Richard Campbell December 8, 2013 at 10:27 am
It's telling that a guy in a city that was created with land "stolen" from the taxpayersRead More of Fulton County would complain about the Braves being "stolen" from Atlanta. The TED is falling apart from the inside. City of Atlanta has not properly maintained, and the area around Turner Field (of which actual residents can attest to) is crap. The City has rebuffed the Braves attempts (yes multiple) to buy and develop the area around the TED. It was City of Atlanta that denied the extension of a rail line to the stadium, so as to not cut into the City's parking revenues. The City of Atlanta did not fund the TED, ACOG built it for the Olympics and gave it to Atlanta. Atlanta does not have millions tied up into Turner field's construction. They've failed to update, maintain or repair the stadium. Regardless of what Kasim Reed promises, developing the area around Turner Field isn't going to be led by him. He'll be in his last year as a lame duck mayor in 2017. It'll take 6-8 months to demolish the TED, and no one on the council will want to be attached to any of his ideas. Reed's "legacy" in Atlanta will be loss of the Braves to Cobb and Park Atlanta. Had Reed been challenged by a viable candidate, and a few of the council been booted out this last election, there probably would have been a different result. But Liberty Media and the Braves have tired of the City of Atlanta's lack of interest in developing the Summerhill/Turner field area. So are the residents.