After a raucous scene at Tuesday night’s Cobb County Commission meeting, the ink is drying on contracts that will bring the Atlanta Braves to Cobb County. County Commissioners gave their final approval to the plan Tuesday night that will spend almost $400 million in taxpayer money on the new suburban stadium project. They say the Braves will pay some of that money back in the form of rent. A dozen supporters of the stadium move were able to speak at the evening meeting. Opponents who wanted to speak against the plan to use public dollars for the project did not have a chance.
The Atlanta Braves are the National League East champs. That means they’re headed to the post-season. They’ll face the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday in Atlanta. Braves fans are excited. They say they know why the team is going to win the World Series. But most baseball experts have a different take.
It’s the end of August, and that often means one thing: the Atlanta Braves are in playoff contention. That’s the case this year. But team general manager Frank Wren told the Atlanta Press Club Wednesday, it’s not always the top team that makes it to the World Series.