Last year, I wrote a column titled “Why I’m Breaking Up with the Braves.” Based on how they’re playing this year, looks like I did it just in time.
In this coming Sunday’s column, I’ll take a look at the after-effects of breaking up with your favorite baseball team — whether or not the breakup is justified, and I think it certainly was with this management group now running the team.
In short, you can’t just switch allegiances to another team after 40 years of sticking with them through thick and thin. And there were an awful lot of thin years in the 1970s and 1980s. But even though there were a lot of rag-tag teams back then, they were trying. Management was trying. They may have failed a lot and made some stupid decisions and trades, but it was always in the interest of fielding a winner — not in treading water until a new stadium is built.
So, this Sunday, I’ll take a look at not just life after the Braves, but life after baseball.