HOT BLAST: More on the Braves stadium plans
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Undeveloped land stands in the area where a new stadium will be built for the Atlanta Braves baseball team. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Undeveloped land stands in the area where a new stadium will be built for the Atlanta Braves baseball team. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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More about the Atlanta Braves move to the 'burbs.

The AJC's Jay Bookman takes note of remarks by Joe Dendy, who chairs the local chapter of Republican Party in Cobb County, where the Braves will move in 2017.

Dendy said:

“It is absolutely necessary the (transportation) solution is all about moving cars in and around Cobb and surrounding counties from our north and east where most Braves fans travel from, and not moving people into Cobb by rail from Atlanta."

Bookman responds:

[T]hat's from the chairman of the Republican Party in the state's wealthiest, most sophisticated GOP stronghold. If you want to know why the Atlanta region has trouble acting and thinking like a region, why we have abandoned mass transit options that every other major urban area in the country is pursuing, and why we have forfeited the economic dynamism that once made this city/region the envy of much of the nation, there you have it.





As Charles Pierce sarcastically puts it:

This is not about race because nothing is ever about race.



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