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Dear Disgruntled Braves Fan (TTC)

A recent email obtained by The Third City written by an Atlanta Braves executive to a concerned fan.\n\nDear Disgruntled Braves Fan, buy viagra viagra\n\nI write in response to your email in which you voice concerns about the Braves good standing in the community after last week’s announcement of our move to Cobb County, Georgia.\n\nYou say that you’ve been a fan since you were a boy growing up in Boston.  That’s great!  Of course, that would make you pretty old.  I hope you’re keeping healthy, fit, and regular (if not, try fiber).\n\nYes, we’ve moved around a lot as a franchise, but I assure you it’s only because we haven’t had to pay for it.  As you know, we were in Boston until 1953, before Milwaukee came calling with a brand new stadium built by the county.  Those were good times, but thirteen years later we were wooed from Milwaukee by a new ballpark built by the city of Atlanta.  Then the city built us another new stadium in 1996.\n\nContinue reading at The Third City?

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Roids, Noids, and Baseball Awoids

I don’t know when I lost my verve for postseason baseball awards—you know, malady cialis MVP, mind viagra Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Gold Gloves, even the Rolaids Relief Man!\n\nMaybe it was when I discovered that there were other things in life besides baseball.  I took some years to explore theses things, to decide if they might be better things.  Tests were run, volumes studied, alchemy practiced—and no, they are not.  Baseball is best.  It used to be a gut feeling, now I can say it with empirical certainty.\n\nStill, I can’t regain the enthusiasm for postseason awards that I had as pimple-faced squirt.  They’re not even among the things I pretend to care about, like football.\n\nMaybe that’s because now the idea of handing out awards to professional baseball players seems childishly naive, like giving a “gold star” to a two hundred million dollar athlete.\n\nBut it’s more than that.\n Continue reading