View Full Version : AAA Braves move to Atlanta Suburb

01-16-2008, 01:14 PM
Have been in Richmond for decades.


01-16-2008, 01:21 PM
Braves strike out . . . for new home in Ga.
But Class AA and Class A teams show interest in Richmond


Shows you how things have changed...20 years ago The Diamond was considered the best minor league park...now it is one of the worst

"The mayor and his people need to understand that what they don't do has an impact on all of us," said Charlie Diradour, a Richmond real estate investor. "What they do and what they don't do has an impact on this city."

"What do I tell my 6-year-old who says, 'I want to go to a baseball game.'? I have to say, 'Honey, there are no baseball games.'"

Longtime fan William Sawyer, a Midlothian engineer who takes his grandson to The Diamond a dozen times a year, said he thinks Wilder and his top officials created an unfriendly environment for the Braves.

"They really just messed up -- this is a lost opportunity," he said.