MLB Issues Statement On Braves' Decision To Move
Source: Craig Calcaterra, NBC Sports
What, you were expecting Bud Selig a guy who was able to get to where he is because the Braves skipped his town back in the mid-60s to pan the idea of a taxpayer-funded ballpark designed to further enrich baseball owners?
The Braves have kept us apprised of their stadium situation throughout this process. Major League Baseball fully supports their decision to move to a new ballpark in Atlanta for the 2017 season, and we look forward to their continued excellence representing their community, both on and off the field.
Note the in Atlanta. The Braves are pushing that angle too, making it clear on their site that they arent leaving Atlanta. Which, regionally speaking, no, theyre not, but they wont be in the city anymore.