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New Landmark Communications/Rosetta Stone Communications Poll Shows Support for Atlanta Braves Move In Cobb, Opposition Elsewhere


By   /  November 15, 2013  /  Sports  /   Comments

Tweet (Atlanta)—Two recent public opinion surveys by Georgia-based Landmark Communications and Rosetta Stone Communications reveal that most Cobb County residents approve of the Atlanta Braves move from downtown Atlanta to Cobb County. Cobb residents support the move by a margin 57%-29%. However, support declines throughout the rest of Metro Atlanta. Metro Atlantans oppose the Braves [...]

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Jim Wikcox: Braves Moving

By   /  November 12, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet The Atlanta Braves made the stunning announcement Monday that they’re leaving downtown Atlanta, their home for almost 50-years, for the suburbs and a 672-million dollar new stadium at the traffic-choked intersection of Interstates 75 and 285 in Cobb County. That means Turner Field is likely headed for the wrecking ball, even though it’s only [...]

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Braves prevent Giants’ sweep

By   /  August 27, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports San Francisco, Ca. – The Braves needed a win, down 2-0 in their series against the San Francisco Giants.  Boy, did they get it.  Atlanta’s Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman, and Juan Francisco all homered to give the Braves a 7-1 win.  Martin Prado and Brian McCann picked up RBI’s to help with [...]

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Braves stop skid, prevent sweep in 5-1 win

By   /  August 23, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports The Atlanta Braves needed a win Wednesday night.  A loss would have not only been a sweep of the series by the Washington Nationals, but would have put them eight games behind the National League East leaders.  Luckily, Kris Medlen understood that perfectly well and delivered as he improves his record as [...]

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Tough times continue for Braves

By   /  August 22, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Washington, DC – A slump is never a good thing in professional sports.  What’s really bad is losing four straight when you’re in the hunt for a pennant.  When you start dropping the games against the team you’re racing against?  Well, that’s just a special kind of suck.  Unfortunately, that’s what the [...]

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Big night from Chipper lifts Braves over Padres

By   /  August 17, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Atlanta, Ga – It may be Chipper Jones’ final season, but last night’s performance has some fans wondering if he should play a couple more seasons.  After all, when a play knocks two homers and brings his batting average up to a team leaning .315, those questions are bound to surface.  Especially [...]

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Braves smack Padres, keep pace with Nationals

By   /  August 16, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports San Deigo, Ca – Dan Uggla had been slumping.  Past tense, it seems.  The All-Star second baseman’s three run shot in the third, coupled with Paul Mahom’s five hit, one run pitching performance, gave Atlanta all the dominance a fan could ask for as the Braves kept pace with the Washington Nationals [...]

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Braves rebound in a big way

By   /  August 15, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff reports Things weren’t looking up for the Braves.  Two straight losses are never a good thing, and losing the last one to the Padres was just insult to injury.  Atlanta needed to rebound, and rebound big.  Thankfully, right-handed pitcher Tim Hudson agreed.

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Braves belted by Padres

By   /  August 14, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports Atlanta Braves’ starting pitcher Mike Minor (6-9) allowed three runs and a staggering nine hits in six innings as the San Diego Padres smacked the Braves, 4-1.  That’s not to say that the Braves weren’t in this one, but the Padres’ Eric Stults threw a great game, allowing just five hits and [...]

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Late rally not enough for Braves

By   /  August 13, 2012  /  Sports  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Staff Reports It was a heroic effort, but four runs in the ninth just weren’t enough for the Braves to catch up to the New York Mets, losing 5-6.  With two outs in the ninth, the Mets’ Frank Francisco walked two batters with the bases loaded, then gave up a two run double to [...]

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