And the Home of the Braves

The home of the Atlanta Braves just got a little bit higher and to the left.

If you are a fan of the Braves, are you perplexed?  Indifferent?   Fuming with rage?  Or easy-come-easy-go?  I’m more inclined to watch a Braves game than a Hawks game on the television, but my thoughts are neutral on this topic.  I wonder, though, how much fun it would be to navigate Braves and Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre traffic.  Imagine those nights when there’s a game and a ballet. 

For information and generation of discussion:

The Atlanta Business Chroniclepiece 1 by Maria Saporta, piece 2 by Maria Saporta
ForbesTommy Tomlinson’s perspective on the relocation to Cobb County
The AJCGreg Bluestein and Katie Leslie’s piece on Mayor Kasim Reed’s reaction
ESPNvideo clip and article

2 thoughts on “And the Home of the Braves

  1. Christopher

    Atlanta *”Braves”*, Washington “Redskins”, Kansas City “Chiefs”, Cleveland “Indians”……….

    Giving native “Indian” motifs to major sports teams. What’s really going on here?

    Think also of the Cincinnati “Bengals”, named after the Bengal tiger that pads through the jungles of the real India.

    Animals from the likes of China and Africa are getting short shrift here. How about a Jacksonville “Pandas”, or a St Louis “Lions”?

    1. sittingpugs Post author

      There just so happens to be the Detroit Lions (football).

      Sports teams are named after animals or groups of people.
      Falcons, Ravens, Eagles, Seahawks, Colts, Broncos, Cardinals, Rams, Dolphins, Bears, Patriots, Giants, Pirates, Titans, Steelers, Raiders, Browns (could refer to the color),

      And on the odd occasion a collective noun like The Thundering Herd of Marshall University, a plural noun like the Jets, the Bills, the Chargers, or a number like the 49ers.

      Off the top of my head, NBA teams may have more collective nouns.


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