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Bring me the head of the Time Warner suit who screwed the Braves for a generation

The Phils just inked a 25-year, $2.5 billion TV deal, which will give them roughly $75 million more in annual revenues than the Braves receive from their crappy contract with Fox.

I’d really like to know exactly who in the Time Warner clusterfuck negotiated the Braves deal. Shouldn’t they be held accountable for screwing the team — and shouldn’t Bud’s minions have prevented it, for the sake of competitive balance?

Never mind. I forgot that corporate fuck-ups are never held accountable.

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7 Comments on Bring me the head of the Time Warner suit who screwed the Braves for a generation

  1. Well said. Corporate execs are never held accountable. Just continue to screw the people below them and we fans and consumers that pay their salaries. Next they’ll be looking for someone to give them $400 million to move the team outside the city. Oh wait… they already did that

  2. Where they are moving the stadium is where people are buying tickets, so not quite the same idea. If you are a Braves fan, you should be excited about the move. This Time Warner contract should be illegal, though, especially with the comparable market values other teams are getting. Now, Bud wants to cut the Braves off on revenue sharing, so things really are going to get rough.

  3. Say what? Cut the Braves out of revenue sharing???

    Isn’t revenue disparity the whole reason for having it in the first place? There’s gonna be a lot of Braves/Phillies games that the Phils are getting paid for.

  4. “If you are a Braves fan, you should be excited about the move” – unless you don’t live within a 2-mile radius of the Cumberland Mall area or have a car, then you’re screwed.

  5. My theory has always been that Time Warner lowballed the rights fees for the Braves in exchange for a freeze on cable capitation fees from Fox South. Which Butt Seatlick should have never allowed, but then, he’s always looking to screw the home team.

  6. That makes sense — there has to be a reason, one that benefited Time Warner. Yet another example why you shouldn’t allow corporate ownership of teams.

  7. “Where they are moving the stadium is where people are buying tickets, so not quite the same idea. If you are a Braves fan, you should be excited about the move.”

    OMG. I had no idea that I’d been living in Cobb County all of these years. Excited about the move? My ass….

    Tokyokie, your theory makes all the sense in the world. After that deal was announced something seem weird, as if the Braves had sold themselves short.

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