Scoring a penalty in soccer is so easy I'm pretty sure I could score at least one out of 10 against the best goalie in the world. There's nothing else in sports I could do that is comparable
I used to live over there and with legal betting shops on every corner a call like that can save them millions of pounds. I love the lack of timeouts. Hopefully LeBron James' New York Yankees (Man Utd) won't get a call such as that this morning. I'm taping the game. NBC & NBCSP getting the EPL is so awesome.
Wow, that's really strange considering they are in what will be a 20 year old stadium the year before they move.
I'm kind of pissed, to be honest. At all parties.
The city refused to build a Marta stop near Turner, so it is nearly impossible to get to that stadium during rush hour if you're coming from 10-15+ miles out, which is basically where the heart and soul of their fanbase lives. It was a dumb idea to put a stadium in that location to begin with, and this is the result of it. I don't blame the Braves for moving, hell, I'd do the same if I were them. It just frustrates me as a resident and tax payer that millions of dollars will now be tossed into the Braves new stadium, not to mention all the money being dumped into the Falcons new stadium (also unnecessary, but an argument can easier be made for their situation).
I'd bet the Braves attendance improves, but I don't think it will sky rocket like they're probably hoping it will with a move like this. I think they'd be smarter to buy a smaller stadium. I'm not exactly sure what the city plans are for the future where they will be moving, but currently public transportation only goes to where the new spot is via bus... but that's a big metro area, and the type of families that they pretty much market to, so a train to the stadium isn't a must need with the move.
Everything in that article is true. I live about 20 miles north of Turner Field at the moment, and if I wanted to get to a 7:05 first pitch, and make it on time, I'd have to leave absolutely no later than 5, and closer to 4:30 if I wanted to make sure I had time to get there, park, grab a dog and beer, and then find my seat. On a Friday? Forget about it. It's why if you ever noticed that Braves home games on Friday stat at 7:35 instead of 7:05.
The new stadium location will be great, but that area on a nightly basis is also traffic hell to deal with... so it is still going to be an absolute pain in the ass for most people to get there, but not as bad as before.
Out of curiosity, are the north suburbs softly where the money is in the Atlanta metro area? Obviously could be good for folks there, but would obviously add travel time to south suburbs folks.
Oh yeah. The metro areas of Atlanta are you typical wealthy family with kids, with 6 figure incomes. Those are the main people that go to Braves games. The Atlanta downtown and midtown area for the most part has zero interest in baseball, and it's not until you get into the Marietta/Cobb, Sandy Springs/Dunwoody areas that you start to tap into their market. The Marietta/Cobb area is obviously where the stadium will be, then their next biggest markets that are all still part of the metro Atlanta areas, are not very far at all.
One you get south of the city, like literally when it ends, it turns to the ghetto areas. East and West Atlanta for the most part don't have a lot of communities interested in baseball. That's where you have the artsy crowds, the gay neighborhood, etc.
I'm most curious to see what they are going to claim to do with Turner Field after they move, because I can't think of a damn thing that would justify the operating costs.
Jose Fernandez arrived early. Wil Myers made it big after a blockbuster trade. Neither one needed much time to create a splash, and together they brought both Rookie of the Year awards back to Florida. Fernandez stood out in a very deep National League class this season, and the precocious Miami Marlins pitcher received 26 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers' Association of America panel in results announced Monday. Myers won the American League prize after the Tampa Bay slugger put up impressive offensive numbers in barely half a season. The right fielder was chosen first on 23 of 30 ballots, beating out Detroit shortstop Jose Iglesias and Rays teammate Chris Archer.
The only thing is, Giolito could be better. Emphasis on could.
Right, but if I'm trading away a pitcher with 2 years of control left, I want more than a guy with HUGE upside. Maybe if its giolito and cole its a bit more palatable. I'd also be much more in favor of moving Shark if they land Tanaka