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Ungrateful Atlanta Braves take the money and run

(Adds Braves’ $90 million stadium-conversion cost in fifth paragraph and $40 million in renovation costs in seventh paragraph; corrects move to Cobb County in ninth paragraph.)

Don’t say Atlanta never did the Braves any favors.

When Major League Baseball’s Atlanta Braves wrap up their final game at Turner Field on Oct. 2 against the Detroit Tigers, they’ll be throwing away a gift they never deserved. They’re tossing aside a 20-year-old ballpark in Atlanta proper for a $700 million SunTrust Park in Georgia’s suburban Cobb County for one of the most specious reasons imaginable: The city wasn’t paying them enough money or attention to stay.

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