*Sigh* No more Richmond Braves…

From the Richmond Times-Dispatch: Atlanta Braves confirm move of Richmond team:

This year will the Richmond Braves’ last.

The Atlanta Braves will move their triple-A Richmond team to Gwinnett County, Ga., for the start of the 2009 baseball season, executive vice president Mike Plant said today.

Plant said a “lack of clarity” over how to finance a new Richmond stadium and delays in reaching any definitive plan were key factors in the decision to leave.

He said the opportunity to move to Gwinnett came suddenly, in October, and that discussions over the past few moths quickly nailed down questions of financing and a site.

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