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In 2010, a six-year-old girl was struck in the head by a foul ball and suffered severe injuries. Her family is suing the Atlanta Braves. Credit: Hunt Archbold
George Sedares July 16, 2014 at 03:12 pm
This is a dead on, correct decision. Many so call "disclaimers" have no legal force. TheyRead More are designed to discourage the masses.
Tom Laverick July 17, 2014 at 10:15 am
Seriously, There are inherent risks when attending any sporting events. this was one of them. IRead More feel sorry for the little girl and I do agree the stadium should pay the medical bills and at the least put up some kind of barrier. But we still have to take responsibility for our actions and choices, He choose those seats because he wanted to be on top of the action therefor he is just as much to blame as the stadium.
Team USA World Cup soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann has written a "Get Out of Work" note for American fans. Credit: US Soccer Twitter account
Brent Seeger June 26, 2014 at 03:10 pm
Hey Coach you should stick to coaching and stop clowning around until you take home the trophy.
jerry gardner June 26, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Indeed. Watching a soccer game is much more important than keeping a job.
With its stunts, pyramids and gymnastics moves, many say that cheerleading is a sport that needs improved safety measures. File|Patch
wmsmom June 12, 2014 at 11:58 am
@janh999: Don't forget that hunting is considered a sport. But only one side knows that they areRead More playing.
Christine Davis June 12, 2014 at 01:19 pm
It's not a sport. It's dancing with bad tumbling.
janh999 June 12, 2014 at 10:01 pm
so true
The Lombardi Trophy, which goes to the NFL's champion every year. Credit: NFL Facebook
Octo Slash May 21, 2014 at 08:32 am
Of course this will happen because hey...more playoff teams brings more dollars to the league. ButRead More it also cheapens the product, which I guess means exactly zilch these days. Gonna be a real blast watching the first round of the 'playoffs', in which the 7-9 Buccaneers face off against the juggernaut that is the 6-10 Lions. ZZZzzzz.......
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CowDung May 30, 2014 at 08:51 am
Please take your commercials someplace else.
Alan Vanderbilt June 11, 2014 at 07:13 pm
Parents ruin sports..
sportsnut July 14, 2014 at 07:39 am
Alan I agree. Parents coach to get their kids and kids friends a leg up. Kids are choosen too basedRead More on parents and kids being friends. Take AAU and All-Stars and positions in each sport. Parents coach because they want their kid in prime positions, kids are friends with certain kids or because a family does not like someone but the kid has talent not playing. You need "out of area" coaches to come and determine if a kid is "that good" to be at the next level not "locals" whom coach because that is the only way the kid will get playing time.
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Brian May 20, 2014 at 08:30 pm
Richard, the difference with the El Paso article is that the Braves are paying for the mixed-useRead More themselves, out of pocket. It's a $300 million Braves investment just for the mixed-use and fills a huge hole in Cumberland with shops, office, and housing that will bring more people into the area. Beyond the Braves' portion of the stadium. This alone won't take Cumberland from being a sleepy office park to a vibrant community, but paired with existing investment around town and the mixed-use development as a catalyst for more investment, it will have a huge impact. I'm not saying that Cumberland will become Lenox in twenty years, but it is a step in the right direction for a long-ignored area.
Brian May 20, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Richard, the difference with the El Paso article is that the Braves are paying for the mixed-useRead More themselves, out of pocket. It's a $300 million Braves investment just for the mixed-use and fills a huge hole in Cumberland with shops, office, and housing that will bring more people into the area. Beyond the Braves' portion of the stadium. This alone won't take Cumberland from being a sleepy office park to a vibrant community, but paired with existing investment around town and the mixed-use development as a catalyst for more investment, it will have a huge impact. I'm not saying that Cumberland will become Lenox in twenty years, but it is a step in the right direction for a long-ignored area that really is just on the other side of Buckhead and Sandy springs from I-400 but in peoples' perceptions is much farther away because there was really nothing attracting them here.
Brian May 20, 2014 at 08:39 pm
Chris, The Weather Channel smelled blood after the subsidies for the condo development which wereRead More later withdrawn due to the school board lawsuit. Pair that with the Weather Channel being dropped by DirectTV (temporarily) and knowing money would be tight, and you have a situation that the Weather Channel realized they may be able to save some money. The lesson there is to be selective about subsidies or everyone expects them. However, your argument is flawed. Where's the mixed-use? It hasn't been built yet. How is that supposed to help retain Weather Channel? Anyway, they aren't moving, it's too expensive, and if they did it'd be moving more things to NYC which we can't prevent since no mixed-use can compete with Manhatten.
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Tony Bennett April 19, 2014 at 08:05 am
Now my life is complete. The Peach has been broght back to the Chick fila bowl. Who cares? Not me.Read More It is a football game. Focus should be on the game.
Masters champion Bubba Watson, with his wife, Angie, and friends at a Waffle House after winning the golf tournament. Credit: Watson's Twitter feed
wmsmom April 16, 2014 at 05:59 pm
He's sitting on top of the world with two green Masters Tournament jackets and you think it mattersRead More where he went to college?
electric123 April 18, 2014 at 06:28 am
I disgust with anything related to University of Cow tipping!
Lou April 20, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Electric 123, you are one unhappy person. So sorry.
Hank Aaron. (Patch file photo.)
Forward.... April 16, 2014 at 02:57 pm
Mr. Aaron has lived through this vituperate before and it was only because he did the best job heRead More could in beating Babe Ruth's record. So for that he was called horrible names. He stated his opinion, which is fact based but America is not able to face honesty or have that conversation about race. They rather continue to act out with name calling. For centuries, African Americans have been deemed as lazy, stupid, inferior yet when one reaches the level of accomplishments as Mr. Aaron or Mr. Obama, they are still only just a n-word! Not given the respect or appreciation other within their own circles. So if what he says makes you uncomfortable, imagine how uncomfortable it is to live it!
Ira April 16, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Aaron brought this on himself. He himself is full of racism. In an interview with USA Today priorRead More to his day at the Braves game, he compared the GOP to the KKK. He couldn't be further from the truth and just confirmed he has joined the cry racism crowd. I lost all respect for this person.
Ann Hudren April 16, 2014 at 06:15 pm
"We can talk about baseball. Talk about politics. Sure, this country has a black president, butRead More when you look at a black president, President Obama is left with his foot stuck in the mud from all of the Republicans with the way he's treated. We have moved in the right direction, and there have been improvements, but we still have a long ways to go" ........... I am bewildered that Mr Aaron chose this path and used the worn out political excuses and apathy for President Obama. As a black woman I am shaking my head in disbelief. Silence is golden.
Masters champion Bubba Watson, with his wife, Angie, and friends at a Waffle House after winning the golf tournament. Credit: Watson's Twitter feed
John Chrusciel April 16, 2014 at 12:43 am
There is something in those cheese grits...
Harry Callahan April 16, 2014 at 03:00 pm
Moochell does not like this and has made the lefty liberals pieping mad.
Kevin April 17, 2014 at 05:33 pm
Anybody but Woods.
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 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!!!
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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.
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