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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Braves say Wilder avoiding responsibility in his remarks

In an article in the TD, Braves officials are saying that Wilder’s accusations that the Braves organization have been working on moving the team to Georgia behind closed doors is just shifting blame from the mayor. Mike Plant states, "It just tries to punt responsibility," …. "and make our organization look like we were disingenuous in our continuing, drawn-out discussions about how to get a new ballpark up there. That's disappointing to me."

The Mayor’s office issued a press release Tuesday when the Braves announced the move that stated in part that Mike Plant had told the mayor that the Atlanta organization "had been involved with Gwinnett . . . officials for the past two years in planning for a new ballpark there."…this was denied by Plant as never have been said.

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