FloridaFarkTag: If Blacks would start addressing the problems in their community, instead of blaming every problem on white folks, you won't have baseball teams, or everything else, moving out of black areas into white areasAnd, the White Guilt Liberals who pander do not help, either. There is no group of dumber buttfarks than White Guilt Liberals. You're not helpingTime for folks to grow up. Get a grip on reality
God_Almighty_Himself: That's hardly the government's fault.
dkendr: The area where Turner Field is now has come to be called "East Atlanta Village," and it's the site of the biggest gentrification Atlanta has seen since teh gheys colonized Midtown.
macadamnut: The decision to allow people to continue living in Georgia after 1864 was racist.
dr_blasto: cman: Let me say something else, tooIf this incident can't even open your eyes to the racist moral panic then I am afraid you are a lost soulI don't even know what this means.I can say, the blackmail scams by major league sports wherein they manage to claw money out of taxpayers who - eagerly - throw that cash at the teams is funny. I've read about plenty of splits (stadium costs) where the split was 50-50. 50% taxpayer funded, 50% funded with money the team was given by municipalities through outright cash handoffs, tax breaks and other similar grifts.
fatalvenom: Well, let's see...the Marlins decided to build their stadium in Little Havana instead of moving it further North into Broward or Palm Beach county.That seemed to work out real well for them.
deadsanta: Still, when you are talking about gutting the income of a county that is 90% black and relocating to one that is 40% black, you will raise eyebrows. Oh and it's Georgia, so yeah, them eyebrows are headed skyward now...
Dawg47: Yeah, that's like three treacherous miles away. I don't know where you came up with this shiat, but it isn't close. EAV and Grant Park, the neighborhoods whose gentrification will ostensibly spread into this Turner Field area, are just a bunch of white people getting their cars busted into four times a year.
mrmaster: Racist or not why in the world would I want to drive in that horrible traffic?!
Sin_City_Superhero: I was curious about something. How does it work with season ticket holders? I know that Minor League and Major League aren't going to be the same, but I have season tickets to the Las Vegas 51's (who are also moving into a new stadium soon). Every season, I have the option to buy season tickets for the same seats as last year, but there's no Personal Seat License, or anything like that. What happens if there is a PSL in place? Do you get to choose where your seats are in the new stadium? Does the team just assign you a similar seat to the one you had? Do they re-negotiate the PSL? Cancel it? Does it automatically expire if the team moves?...and, if so, does the old season ticket holder get first "dibs" on seating at the new stadium?
cman: Oh FFS...THE BRAVES MOVED BECAUSE ATLANTA REFUSED TO GIVE IN TO THEIR shiatTY DEMANDSIts not about race; its about money, and a BIG ASS stadium.
ClintBartonWannabe: cman: Oh FFS...THE BRAVES MOVED BECAUSE ATLANTA REFUSED TO GIVE IN TO THEIR shiatTY DEMANDSIts not about race; its about money, and a BIG ASS stadium.The new stadium is supposed to seat fewer people than Turner Field.
NicktheSmoker: WTF Indeed: Braves "fans" don't go to games anyway, no matter their skin color or preferred bigotries.Oh shut up. We show up just as much as Yankees fans do. But no one wants to write about that.
NicktheSmoker: Gonz: macadamnut: The decision to allow people to continue living in Georgia after 1864 was racist.Hey, we tried. We sent Sherman. They just rebuilt.Whats with this "we" crap you just wrote. I'd put money on you never having done jack except sit in your mom's basement making "witty" remarks.
cman: Many are seeing racism in things that normal people wouldn't consider racist.This is a good example of this.They see racism because thats what they want or expect to see.
ClintBartonWannabe: The new stadium is supposed to seat fewer people than Turner Field.
Scrotastic Method: and recognizing that building a multi-million dollar rail line from the urban center might be a waste is probably just a business recognizing who its consumers are.
tbhouston: Pull it up on google maps...looks stabby...even New York teams play in another state
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