Atlanta Braves owner Ted Turner greets the team in the dugout after they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2 on Oct. 5, 1996, in Game 3 of the National League Division Series in Atlanta Saturday. The win advanced the Braves to the National League Championship Series.
Imagine how cool it would be watching a baseball game in a stadium named after you.
We last talked to Ted Turner at Turner Field during the 2010 season, on assignment to hunt down celebs in the stands. Everyone loved that, by the way. Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds, in town during that time to film "The Change-Up," which shot a scene at the stadium, just looked at me like I was nuts. I can't blame them.
But talking to Ted at the Ted was certainly pleasant enough. He was there with a friend, and sitting near former President Jimmy Carter and wife Rosalynn.
So, what's he saying about his former team's decision to quit Turner Field for Cobb? Not much. Here's a statement:
“It is my understanding that the Atlanta Braves announced their plan to move from Turner Field to a new stadium in Cobb County. When Time Warner merged with AOL in 2001, the Atlanta Braves were part of the merger package, and later acquired by Liberty Media Corporation. I am no longer part of the company and have not been involved in the decision making since 2001. I just hope the Braves will be happy in their new location and continue their winning ways.”