The Economist on the Bravos

Interesting piece on settling in Atlanta by correspondent Jon Fasman, a Chicago native:

We knew it once hosted the Olympics, has a vast airport, lots of corporate headquarters, Martin Luther King’s church, terrible traffic and a baseball team that manages to be perpetually successful yet largely devoid of style or flavour.

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9 Comments on The Economist on the Bravos

  1. PepeFreeUs // August 4, 2011 at 1:37 am //

    I’ll worry about it when Baseball starts using Olympic style judges and scoring.

    Too bad we can’t be stylish and flavorful like those fun ‘n wacky Cubbies.

  2. To be fair, if I was from outside Atlanta and my exposure was limited to the postseason, I’d probably find the Bravos less than inspiring. Fair-minded piece, actually.

  3. Jack Straw // August 4, 2011 at 7:23 am //

    It’s true. We haven’t had a player busted for a felony in ages.

    Not every team can be the ’79 Pirates or the 1972-1974 A’s. I think that good pitching and defense are very stylish.

  4. If Elton John would just go ahead and buy the team we would have some damn style for sure. And good between-innings music…

  5. If only we had a ‘roided-up hothead in the clubhouse to liven things up…

  6. I’ll take boring over a redneck reliever shooting off his mouth and embarrassing the team.

  7. rankin' rob // August 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm //

    Wakefield amazes me. He was whiffing us back in ’92 and he’s still throwing that knuckleball out there and is about to pick up his 200th win. Kudos to the lonely knuckler.

    I wonder if he and Phil Niekro and Wilbur Wood get together from time to time and drink beers and laugh about the catchers and hitters they tormented.

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