To kids who’ve grown up in the post-Ted Turner era, it seems like much ado about nothing. But when the Atlanta Braves began beaming their games toward a satellite more than three decades ago, baseball would never be the same.
If you had Superstation TBS out of Atlanta, you didn’t have to worry.
Turner’s brilliant move caught a lot of people off guard. It made some other teams mad.
It also turned a lot of people looking for something to watch on TV into Braves fans and that was Ted’s whole idea.
If you were a kid back then, it was an amazing time. Three companies were now making baseball cards and everyone was talking about them. You could buy three packs for less than a buck.
For one blogger on Talking Chop, the Braves’ fan blog, all of it brings back a flood of great memories.