Friday, September 20, 2013

Sox-Braves Series Would Be A Nostalgic Treat

Before the 'Tomahawk Chop', Ted Turner-Fonda or even a Hall of Fame outfielder wearing #44, there were the Boston Braves. If by some chance this year's Fall Classic saw a match-up between Boston and Atlanta, it would be a perverse version of a Trolley Car Series. After all—a long time ago—the two teams played within shouting distance of one another. The Braves left Boston after the 1952 season—and at various times from 1876 onward they were known as the Doves, Red Stockings, Beaneaters, Rustlers and Bees. They won one World Championship (1914) in Boston, but very few fans are left who remember anything of the days at Braves Field on Commonwealth Avenue. So, a reunion of sorts would certainly be a good story for baseball and an opportunity to reflect on the long history of baseball in our town. Let's hope it happens.