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.

The new Cleveland

Mark Bradley reviews a sorry history: Since big-time professional sports arrived in 1966, teams sailing under the Atlanta flag have completed 148 seasons. (We won’t count baseball in 1994, when the World Series was canceled by a players’ strike, or the 2004-2005 NHL campaign, which was scrubbed due to a lockout.) Only one has yielded…