13 July 2006

Well, This Sucks

FRom USA Today (yesterday)

TBS, starting in 2008, will also have 26 weekly Sunday national games. But it will also give up a staple it's had since the 1970s — lots of Atlanta Braves action.

TBS parent Time Warner is trying to sell the ballclub that Ted Turner famously used as pioneering cable TV programming. After showing 70 Braves games next season, TBS won't show them nationally anymore — although the Braves could still show up on TBS' new Sunday games. What will be different then: The Braves will, presumably, play on TBS if they're actually good — now they get on by showing up.

Turner's Levy says the TBS change isn't related to parent Time Warner trying to unload the team: "It was a programming decision."

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