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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
steve green April 15, 2014 at 12:23 am
Nice to see a humble real world guy have such great success and overcome problems with ADD....heRead More reminds me a little of John Daly without the recklessness off the course.
Octo Slash April 15, 2014 at 08:17 am
Congrats to you Bubba! (Here's a little trivia for folks not too familiar with him: Bubba's neverRead More had a golf lesson in his life.)
knee jerk April 15, 2014 at 10:21 pm
Didn't the Georgia teacher accused or having a 3 way with her students also "celebrate" atRead More a waffle house?
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.
Signup is under way for March 30 clinics led by Atlanta Falcons players and cheerleaders. File|Patch
Dave Cisar March 13, 2014 at 08:56 am
Good to see lots of guys reaching out to build up the game and attract young players. That is theRead More future of the sport and what we all have to do to grow the game. http://winningyouthfootball.com
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.
Charles Maddreyi December 4, 2013 at 10:51 am
My first inclination was to respond directly to McDonald's screed, but there were too many obviousRead More and worthless comments that it was not worth the time and effort. Fact is the deal is done, and we (as a citizen of Sandy Springs) have to work to mitigate the obvious traffic problems that will occur. Charles Maddrey
Octo Slash December 16, 2013 at 08:56 am
Wow, someone should teach Mr. McDonald a few lessons about free enterprise, legal business dealing,Read More commerce, and finally, what size towel to cry into when one's been butt-hurt. Boo fricking hoo for Atlanta and Fulton County. The simple fact is, the Braves are relocating to be closer to where 80% of their customers live. Deal with it cry babies.
If this is such a great thing, why was it done without any input from the citizens affected byRead More higher taxes and/or higher traffic volume; and why was the announcement made after the elections? Seems to me there may have been enough concern from "the top end" to derail such a plan.
jMichael November 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm
Kim. It is considered impolite to challenge the decisions of our "higher powers". TheyRead More are to be primped, pampered, deferred to as possessing superior knowledge. They are not to be challenged... Except on Election Day. Well, that answers your second question anyway. As for the first, "...follow the money".
I found it even more interesting when Mayor Reed was touting a grand plan for development that willRead More "benefit the middle class." Quick thinking for only knowing about the move for a mere few weeks.
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