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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:55 am

That should great for the traffic at 75/285
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby viva la ben on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:56 am

columbia wrote:Cobb County is going to bend over and give the Braves a new stadium:
http://www.ajc.com/news/sports/baseball ... obb/nbpNQ/


The Braves already wore out a baseball only stadium built in 1997?
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:59 am

Thats pretty quick. It may not have been built to last a long time being that it was built to be used for a month. It didnt seem that run down last time i was there i think they just wan to get out of downtown so its easier to get to the game.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:04 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:That should great for the traffic at 75/285


That 285 is a miserable road especially on that end. When I lived there I did my best to always avoid it.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:05 am

Is Atlanta one of the cities that doesn't believe in a functioning metro system?
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:08 am

Troy Loney wrote:Is Atlanta one of the cities that doesn't believe in a functioning metro system?


I lived in exurban Atlanta (Gwinnett county) and they wanted no part of the rail system coming from city (you can imagine why). I think it was just a handful of years ago that buses started coming there from the city.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:11 am

I love the marta, gets me everywhere ive needed to go when i was there.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:19 am

Within the city to the airport yes, but all the growth there has been outside the city so traffic is a nightmare.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:23 am

Idoit40fans wrote:I love the marta, gets me everywhere ive needed to go when i was there.


+1. i think its great in the city/airport. think it breaks down in the burbs of the burgh
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:30 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:
Idoit40fans wrote:I love the marta, gets me everywhere ive needed to go when i was there.


+1. i think its great in the city/airport. think it breaks down in the burbs of the burgh


stubenville?
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:41 am

The Spaghetti Junction
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:44 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:That should great for the traffic at 75/285



the real fun will be when there's a big show at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center across 285.
I think our new metro slogan should be, "Welcome to Atlanta where we think 20 years old is ancient for a stadium!"
I guess the Hawks will be wanting to replace Philips Arena soon as well......
the real tragedy is that across from Turner Field is the footprint for the old Fulton County stadium and a marker for where the REAL home run champ, Hank Aaron hit his record-breaking homerun. guess that'll end up being somebody's laundry room once they re-develop all that land. :scared:
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:45 am

shafnutz05 wrote:The Spaghetti Junction


Spaghetti Junction is on the east side of town. this is the Cobb Cloverleaf.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Rocco on Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:16 am

Judging by the reaction of Braves fans on the internet you'd think the Braves were moving to London. They're taking it as hard as Browns fans did when the team left for Baltimore.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby ulf on Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:27 am

Rocco wrote:Judging by the reaction of Braves fans on the internet you'd think the Braves were moving to London. They're taking it as hard as Browns fans did when the team left for Baltimore.

Honestly lol. If they cared that much to keep them fifteen minutes closer they should have showed up to the stadium :pop:
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:16 pm

ulf wrote:Honestly lol. If they cared that much to keep them fifteen minutes closer they should have showed up to the stadium :pop:



Braves attendance was 13 out of 30 last season and they haven't been lower than 15 since 2006. nothing wrong with their attendance.
the only thing this has to do with is the neighborhood around Turner Field. no one wants to go there. there's nothing to do BUT go to a Braves game. there's maybe one restaurant/bar (The Bullpen) and no shops. the city of Atlanta never developed the area and brought the crime rate down like they said they would.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby ulf on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:22 pm

Yeah, go back to when the stadium opened. Not good for the quality of their teams. 13th shouldn't cut it when you're 2nd in the NL. 14 straight division titles or whatever it was with mediocre attendance
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:25 pm

ulf wrote:Yeah, go back to when the stadium opened. Not good for the quality of their teams. 13th shouldn't cut it when you're 2nd in the NL. 14 straight division titles or whatever it was with mediocre attendance


Attendance has nothing to do with the move. The issue is Cobb was willing to put up $450m.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:26 pm

It seems like a really unappealing ballpark...though fitting for that team. :pop:
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:27 pm

columbia wrote:It seems like a really unappealing ballpark...though fitting for that team. :pop:


And team and city and state.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:28 pm

I'm just glad that none of my state tax dollars are going towards the new one....at least I hope not.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby ulf on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:33 pm

Factorial wrote:
ulf wrote:Yeah, go back to when the stadium opened. Not good for the quality of their teams. 13th shouldn't cut it when you're 2nd in the NL. 14 straight division titles or whatever it was with mediocre attendance


Attendance has nothing to do with the move. The issue is Cobb was willing to put up $450m.

Why move then? Just because they get a new park? It's because their fanbase is located in Cobb County.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby shoeshine boy on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:44 pm

ulf wrote:Yeah, go back to when the stadium opened. Not good for the quality of their teams. 13th shouldn't cut it when you're 2nd in the NL. 14 straight division titles or whatever it was with mediocre attendance


baseball isn't a sport where you're sold out every game. averaging 31,000 fans the year after your team stunk it up in grand fashion is nothing to sneeze at. not to mention the weather this summer was dreadful. it didn't get super hot like usual but I don't think we went more than 2 days without at raining. during baseball season we had 36.8 inches of rain. that's more than Seattle had all of 2012. their 14 straight division titles were a lifetime ago. hell, almost half of those were in the old Atlanta Fulton County stadium.
as for other years, there's too much to do in this town and like I said, the neighborhood around the stadium isn't good. if I didn't have the option of parking in the handicapped lot which is super-close to the stadium I wouldn't ever drive down there either.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Factorial on Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:49 pm

ulf wrote:
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ulf wrote:Yeah, go back to when the stadium opened. Not good for the quality of their teams. 13th shouldn't cut it when you're 2nd in the NL. 14 straight division titles or whatever it was with mediocre attendance


Attendance has nothing to do with the move. The issue is Cobb was willing to put up $450m.

Why move then? Just because they get a new park? It's because their fanbase is located in Cobb County.


Why move then? Just because they get a new park.

Their fan based is all over the metro area.
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Re: Non-Pirates Baseball Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:09 pm

Yeah i e been to a couple game we were pressed for time so couldnt drive because of parking. Its not fun to get to a game. We had to go elsewhere after to do something...the move is good.
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