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BRAVES sold to Liberty Media

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Let's hope they infuse some cash into the lineup!

  2. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    wouldn't hold my breath on that.
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    I don't want to say that Liberty is cheap, but... yeah, I do want to say that.
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    This is awful for MLB. These people don't give a damn about the team. They care only for profits. Atlanta is not a great drawing card at home now. Wait until these jackasses get through with it.
  5. I miss Ted Turner more each year.
  6. Left_Coast

    Left_Coast Active Member

    Liberty most definitely will not put more cash into the team. The company is all about profits. The recent transactions -- getting DirecTV and now this one with Time Warner -- is all a way to cut back how much in taxes it has to pay.
  7. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    If this is the same Liberty that has all of the newspapers, I wonder if they'll do to the Braves like they did a paper nearby when it was purchased _ put two letters on everyone's desk, one firing them, one re-hiring them at a lesser pay rate.
  8. funky_mountain

    funky_mountain Active Member

    JB, two different Liberty groups.
    The one you're talking about:
    and the one that's trying to buy the braves:
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    JB: Well, in the case of the players, I think they are bound by the contracts the players agreed to, so I wouldn't expect that particular tactic. But it was made clear early on in this process that people shouldn't expect to hear the phrase "loosen the purse strings to bolster the payroll" where this outfit is involved. I'd say I wished Arthur Blank had stayed in the running longer, just because he local and seems to care, but the Falcons aren't turning out to be an unqualified success. Liberty's ownership, I'm sure, will be more of the same stuff the team has had with Time Warner.
  10. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Well-Known Member

    I was being a smart-ass.

    Sorry for my confusion over the Libertys.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Don't take no liberties with the Libertys...
  12. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I wonder if one can collect unemployment if done this way?
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