Really? This is upsetting. For a number of reasons. The biggest one is Cobb County doesn’t have MARTA service or a train that connects it to the rest of Atlanta. This will make my daily commute around 285 that much worse on game nights. Thanks a lot for fucking over the residents of metro atlanta in an effort to appease the season ticket holders.
You know what would be nice? A playoff series win. That would hit the spot. While you’re at it, lets get Craig Kimbrel in the game when we’re facing elimination. Smh
Turner Field is a beautiful park that no one had a problem with by the way. Its location is a almost a landmark in the city. Driving along I-75 one can’t help but notice Turner Field. Every seat was a great seat. Great views. Waffle House. Chickfila. Tons of beer, nuts, popcorn, and all of the other baseball field treats.
And I’m sure the new stadium will be fancy. I’m sure the seats will be more comfortable, wifi will work better, so forth and so on with the bells & whistles. Lets not forget about the fancy restaurants and shops that will surround the stadium. I’m sure that will be soooo nice.
But lets cut the bullshit. I’m a baseball fan. I either watch the game at home or at Turner Field. I don’t go to a baseball field to be wowed by the pretty lights and fancy gadgets. I go to see my team get a win, drink beer, and enjoy the game with my fellow fans. I don’t need the extras. In many ways this is the beauty of baseball. We don’t care about the extras. There are no touchdown dances, discount double check patented moves, pre game dunk contests, and all the other stuff that other sports feature. You know whats fancy about baseball? A nice double play. A diving catch. Striking out the side. Hitting a hanging curve 400 ft. A walk-off win. Everything that goes along with playing the game to win.
This new stadium has nothing to do with winning and everything to do with being fancy. And of course, in 2017 I’ll be there. I’ll be a lot happier if we have a NL pennant or a WS flag flying by the time they throw the first pitch on opening day.