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Edit: AOL/TW Puts Braves on the Market

Postby brandnew » Sun Dec 11, 2005 10:13 pm

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The hottest report in business circles is that Home Depot co-founder and multimillionaire Arthur Blank is buying the Atlanta Braves from AOL. Blank already owns the Atlanta Falcons. ...


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Edit: AOL/TW Put Braves on the Market

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sport ... raves.html

Blank is just mentioned as a possible suitor.
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Postby lbbaseball14 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 4:30 pm

That would be great for the Braves... They're always only a couple players away every year and if this guy is willing to go out and get players then watch out.
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Postby BravesGuy » Mon Dec 12, 2005 5:12 pm

I saw this over at the beat. I think it would be great if he bought the team! Hope it happens!
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Postby kentx12 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:58 pm

I would love to see anyone buy them especially someone who had enough money to let them keep and sign some players.
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Postby raiders_umpire » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:00 pm

That would be great moves for all Braves fans as Blank seems like the type of guy that wants to win at any costs.
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Postby brandnew » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:54 pm

This would be such a great move... like someone said, it seems like we're always missing one player to make that extra push to the WS. With this farm, and Blank's willingness to spend, I think this team would be scary
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Postby curious_george_43545 » Mon Dec 12, 2005 8:55 pm

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Postby wrveres » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:26 pm

I did goggle news search, Arthur Blank and Atlanta Braves and didn't get anything....

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Postby Jack-In-A-Box » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:13 am

wrveres wrote:I did goggle news search, Arthur Blank and Atlanta Braves and didn't get anything....

hmm


Agreed. This looked suspect.

With that said.. The way Blank runs that ship with the Falcons leads me to believe he would run it the same as good ole Ted did. Although I still wish baseball would cap these rising team payrolls, alas I know it won't happen. Blank certainly would be willing to spend more than AOL/TimeWarner to bring another W.S. to Atl. I also like how Blank pushed for a huge marketing scheme for the Falcons to get a buzz going about the Falcons. Now the Falcons are always sold out. If he can do that with the Falcons, maybe he could get some of these spoiled Braves fans off there butts at home and sell out some games at the Ted. Which would be a huge boost of morale to the Braves alone. Blank has passion. He knows to let people around him run the organization. He just gives them the tools they need to flurish. Something the Braves sorely need in this day n' age where the only teams really competing are the ones that spend the big $$- cept the Phillies. Blank for owner is one I'd gladly support!

Even if this site looks to be farce. Although, he did have Smoltz signing autographs at a Home Depot grand opening down in Riverdale, Ga last week. Maybe there could be some truth to this??



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Postby brandnew » Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:27 am

SWEET!!!!!

http://www.ajc.com/sports/content/sport ... raves.html

(AOL/TW put the Braves on Market)
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